Afghanistan have beaten Pakistan on day two of the Under-19 Asia Cup in Sri Lanka.
Put into bat, Afghanistan started with a 74 run opening partnership between Naveed Obaid and Ibrahim Zadran, the partnership ending when Obaid was out for 31. Zadran went on to score 51, whilst number 3 Tariq Stanikzai scored 59, sharing in a century stand for the fourth wicket with Darwish Rasooli.
Rasooli top scored for the Afghans with an unbeaten 92, taking his team to 273-3 from their 50 overs.
Pakistan lost wickets regularly in their reply at first, and found themselves well on the back foot at 163-8 in the 40th over. Saad Khan and Shaheen Afradi provided some resistance with a ninth wicket partnership of 74, but both were dismissed for 48 to leave Pakistan all out for 252, a 21 run defeat.
The win was Afghanistan's third over a full member this year, following wins over New Zealand and Zimbabwe at the Under-19 World Cup.
The other game in Group B saw Singapore bowled out for just 70 by Bangladesh, with only Rohan Rangarajan reaching double figures. Bangladesh scored the required runs in just 5 overs to win by 7 wickets.
In Group A, Nepal recovered from 51-5 to post 172-9 in their 50 overs thanks to an unbeaten 68 from Rohit Kumar, but India had little trouble with that target, winning by 6 wickets in 33.3 overs. Malaysia scored 104 against Sri Lanka, who knocked off the required runs in 18 overs to win by 8 wickets.
Today is a rest day in the tournament before play resumes on Sunday. In Group B, Afghanistan will be looking to secure a place in the semi-finals when they take on Singapore, whilst Pakistan will look to bounce back against Bangladesh. In Group A, the already eliminated Nepal and Malaysia will be playing for pride, whilst India will play Sri Lanka.
Afghanistan Under-19s beat Pakistan Under-19s by 21 runs
Uyanwatte Stadium, Matara, 16 December
Afghanistan Under-19s 273-3 (50 overs, Darwish Rasooli 92*, Tariq 59, Ibrahim Zadran 51)
Pakistan Under-19s 252 (49.1 overs, Abdullah Shafique 60, Saad Khan 48, Shaheen Afradi 48, Zahir Khan 3-21)
Bangladesh Under-19s beat Singapore Under-19s by 7 wickets
Galle International Stadium, 16 December
Singapore Under-19s 70 (25.5 overs, Nayeem Hasan 3-16)
Bangladesh Under-19s 71-3 (5 overs)
India Under-19s beat Nepal Under-19s by 6 wickets
Colombo Cricket Ground, 16 December
Nepal Under-19s 172-9 (50 overs, R Kumar 68*, R Chahar 5-27)
India Under-19s 174-4 (33.3 overs, Shubman Gill 57, H Rana 51, P Garg 36*, P Sarraf 3-43)
Sri Lanka Under-19s beat Malaysia Under-19s by 8 wickets
Tyronne Fernando Stadium, Moratuwa, 16 December
Malaysia Under-19s 104 (38.2 overs, Ainool Haqqiem 41, K Mendis 3-10, A Bandara 3-11)
Sri Lanka Under-19s 108-2 (18 overs, V Chathuranga 68*)