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Afghanistan Reaches Cricket Final At Asian Games

Afghanistan has reached the cricket final at the Asian Games in China after a shock 22-run victory over rival Pakistan.

Afghanistan thus knocked Pakistan, a traditional powerhouse and favorite in the tournament, out of the competition.

In the November 26 final, Afghanistan will face Bangladesh, which snuck by favored Sri Lanka by five wickets in the other semifinal.

The finals matchup means that the winning team will have earned its first-ever Asian Games gold medal.

compiled from agency reports