U-19 World Cup 2022: Eoin Morgan hails England’s ‘brilliant performance’ in semis;

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U-19 World Cup 2022: Eoin Morgan hails England's 'brilliant performance' in semis;
U-19 World Cup 2022: Eoin Morgan hails England's 'brilliant performance' in semis;

U-19 World Cup 2022: Eoin Morgan hails England’s ‘brilliant performance’ in semis;

England white-ball skipper Eoin Morgan praised the England under-19 team for reaching the final of ICC U-19 World Cup 2022.

After edging Afghanistan by 15 runs in a thrilling match on Tuesday, England became the first side to reach the Under-19 CWC final.

Morgan said everyone was proud of the England U-19 side for the “brilliant performance” in the semi-final.

“I have loved watching our boys do their thing at the #U19CWC2022 No more so than today’s game. Brilliant performance. We’re all very proud. Good luck in the final,” Morgan tweeted.

The Young Lions’ spinner Rehan Ahmed was the hero, grabbing three wickets in the penultimate over at a vital time when their opponents needed only 18 runs from the last 10 balls.

England will now meet the winner of the other semi-final between Australia and India in the final on Saturday. A remarkable turnaround from their ninth-place finish in the previous event in South Africa just two years ago.

Afghanistan will compete in the third-place playoff at the Coolidge Cricket Ground.