Afghanistan U19 beat India U19 by 2 wickets in the fifth and Final match of the youth ODI series between both sides in Lucknow concluding a closely contested series won by the latter 3-2.
Having won the toss, India U19 batted first and were all out for 157 in 49.3 overs. Chinaman Noor Ahmad took three wickets while Shafiqullah Ghafari and Abid Mohammadi took two each. India's Vikrant Bhadoriya was notable top-scoring with 29 runs for his team.
In response, Afghanistan U19 struggled in a low-scoring chase. However, Asif Musazai, Imran Mir and Ghafari scored 42, 31 and 25 runs respectively to hand Afghanistan their second win of the series.
Ghafari was adjudged Man of the match for his all-round performance while India U19's Manav Suthar was declared player of the series helping his team win the series 3-2.
The five-match series was played from 22nd to 30th November in Lucknow.