The U19 National Cricket Team thrashed their Pakistani counterparts on Sunday morning in Malaysia to scoop the coveted title.
Afghanistan Thrashes Pakistan In Historical Win
The country's national U19 cricket team made history on Sunday when they trashed their Pakistani rivals to scoop the Asia Youth Cup trophy.
The team won by a huge margin of 185 runs, with Ikram Ali Khelof making a century.
This comes after the country's national team defeated UAE, Pakistan and in the semi-finals Nepal during the group competition.
Man of the match was Ikram Ali Khelof with 107 not out.
Mujeeb Zadran took an overall 20 wickets inhe tournament and named best player of the tournament.
Minutes after their win, CEO Abdullah Abdullah congratulated the team via Twitter.
"I feel proud to congratulate our nation on this very unique, rare and prideful occasion of our country's cricket as Afghanistan's U19 clinches historic win over Pakistan at the ACC U-19 Asia Cup and lifts the trophy for the first time in the history."
Afghan President Ashraf Ghani congratulates the U19 cricket team for their historic win in the Asia Youth Cup. Ghani said on Twitter: “Congratulations to our U19 heroes for a very comprehensive win. They are now the new Asian champions. I am very proud of them.”