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Friday September 21, 2018 Kabul (BNA) Afghanistan national cricket team has defeated Bangladesh national cricket team by 136 runs in their last group match of Asia Cup 2018 at the Sheikh Zayed Stadium, Abu Dhabi late on Thursday. First, Afghanistan won the toss and decided to bat against Bangladesh, scored 255 for seven. Rashid Khan and Hashmatullah Shahidi smashed 50s. Bangladesh then lost the wickets of Liton Kumar Das, Mominul Haque and Mohammad Mithun in quick-succession. Two veteran Shakib Al Hasan and Mahmudullah tried to repair the early damage. But Rashid Khan removed both of them and put further trouble on the Tigers innings. Bangladesh were eventually bowled out for 119 in 42.1 overs. Shakib was the highest scorer with 37. Rashid, Mujeeb and Naib claimed two wickets each for Afghanistan. Afghanistan 255/7 in 50 overs (Shahidi 58, Rashid 57*, Naib 42*) Bangladesh 119/10 in 42.1 overs (Shakib 32; Rashid 2/13, Mujeeb 2/22, Naib 2/30) Man of the Match: Rashid Khan M.A.Ansari
Friday September 21, 2018 Kabul (BNA) Afghanistan national cricket team after two back-to-back victories over Sri Lanka and Bangladesh in the group stage to face with Pakistan national cricket team today in the second match of Super Four in the ongoing Asia Cup 2018. Pakistani After winning their first Group clash against Hong Kong by eight wickets thrashed by India by 8 wickets on Tuesday. Squads for Pakistan vs Afghanistan clash: Pakistan Squad: Sarfraz Ahmed (c & wk), Imam-ul-Haq, Fakhar Zaman, Babar Azam, Shoaib Malik, Asif Ali, Shadab Khan, Faheem Ashraf, Mohammad Amir, Hasan Ali, Usman Khan, Shan Masood, Haris Sohail, Mohammad Nawaz, Junaid Khan, Shaheen Afridi Afghanistan Squad: Mohammad Shahzad (wk), Asghar Afghan (c), Ihsanullah Janat, Rahmat Shah, Hashmatullah Shahidi, Samiullah Shenwari, Mohammad Nabi, Gulbadin Naib, Rashid Khan, Aftab Alam, Mujeeb Ur Rahman, Najibullah Zadran, Munir Ahmad, Sayed Shirzad, Sharafuddin Ashraf, Javed Ahmadi M.A.Ansari

Tuesday September 18, 2018

Kabul (BNA) Afghanistan national cricket team knocked five-time champions Sri Lanka out of the Asia Cup with a 91-run win at the Sheikh Zayed Stadium in Abu Dhabi on Monday.
Batting first, Afghanistan made 249 on a slow pitch and their spinners did the rest to bowl out Sri Lanka for 158 in 41.2 overs. A measured half-century from Rahmat Shah helped Afghanistan to a competitive 249, and chasing 250, Sri Lanka never looked settled against Afghanistan’s spinners as they played poor shots and ran poorly between the wickets to be bowled out for 158 in 41.2 overs.
Mujeeb ur Rahman, Gulbadin Naib, Rashid and Mohammad Nabi picked up two wickets apiece for Afghanistan.
Afghanistan captain Asghar Afghan lauded his players. He said: “Every batsman executed his plans. We spoke of partnerships especially. Credit to our fielders, they did well. When you want to play cricket for winning, you play positively. Our spinners, batsmen and bowlers did well. I would like to say thanks to the crowd for their support.”
M.A.Ansari
 

Monday September 17, 2018

Kabul (BNA) Afghanistan national cricket team will face Sri Lank national cricket team in the third match of the ongoing Asia Cup today.
As Sri Lanka faced an ignominious defeat of 137 runs in the opener of the tournament against Bangladesh on Saturday, it would be a do or die situation for them. Thus, the Island nation will like to tick the right boxes to stay alive in the competition.
On the other hand, Afghanistan has grown in confidence in the last five years. The Afghan team has shown an upward swing in their improvement graph.
Afghan skipper Asghar Afghan has made it clear that his team is not here just to participate, but are looking to put up a solid performance in the tournament.
M.A.Ansari
 

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