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Afghanistan crushes Hong Kong to cruise into Asian Games semis

Afghanistan crushes Hong Kong to cruise into Asian Games semis
Tweet Afghanistan cruised to the semi-finals of the Asian Games as they demolished Hong Kong with a eight-wicket win against them. In the one-sided match, Hong Kong won the toss and decided to bat first. But the Afghan opening bowling pair of Shahpur Zadran and Merwais Ashraf grabbed 2/9 and 3/8 respectively in their allotted four-over spells leaving Hong Kong spellbound. Jamie Atkinson and Nadeem... 

Afghanistan to make Asian Games debut

Tweet Afghanistan will make their long-awaited debut in the Asian Games in China later today (24th November). They will play Group C winners Hong Kong for a place in the semi-finals. This match will also be Mohammad Nabi’s first match as captain of the national side as he replaces Nowroz Mangal. The former skipper will still play but he will be without the burden of leading the team. In a... 

Noor Ali out of Asian Games and IC final

Tweet Opening batsman Noor Ali has been ruled out of Asian Games, starting tomorrow, and the Intercontinental final against Scotland which begins on 2nd December. ‘Tweeting’ on social networking site Twitter, Ali said he picked up a shoulder injury on the recent tour of Kenya which is preventing him from playing in Afghanistan’s upcoming games. Ali, who scored a fifty in Afghanistan’s... 

Mohammad Nabi replaces Mangal as T20 skipper for Asian Games

Mohammad Nabi replaces Mangal as T20 skipper for Asian Games
Tweet Afghanistan all rounder Mohammad Nabi took over as the skipper of the Afghanistan cricket team from Nawrooz Mangal in the squad announced for the 2010 Asian Games to be held in Guangzhou, China. The 14 member squad for the T20 games in the multi-sport event includes Mohammad Nabi (Captain), Karim Sadiq (Vice Captain), Nawrooz Mangal, Mirwais Ashraf, Mohammed Shihzad, Hamid Hasan, Samiullah Shinwari,... 

First international cricket stadium for Afghanistan

First international cricket stadium for Afghanistan
Tweet Building has begun on Afghanistan’s first international standard cricket stadium in the Ghazi Amanullah Khan township in Nangarhar Province. The Afghanistan Cricket Board (ACB) hopes that the construction will be completed in 5 months and that the stadium will be ready for the planned Ramazan Cup matches to be held in Ramazan next year. The present construction allows seating arrangement... 

Kenya ease to series victory

Kenya ease to series victory
Tweet Kenya189 for 2 (Obuya 86*, Obanda 77) beat Afghanistan188 (Nabi 60, Odhiambo 2-18, Odoyo 2-29) Scorecard Kenya coasted to an easy win in the series-deciding third ODI in Nairobi. After bowling Afghanistan out for a below-par 188, they batted sensibly to win by 8 wickets with 8.3 overs remaining. Having won the toss and elected to bat, Afghanistan got off to an excellent start, with Karim Sadiq... 

Afghanistan level series

Afghanistan level series
Tweet Afghanistan 143 for 4 (Stanikzai 55*, Shahzad 37, Tikolo 1-7) beat Kenya 139 (Mishra 32, Ouma 31*, Shenwari 3-29, Dawlatzai 2-37) by six wickets Scorecard Afghanistan levelled the ODI series with Kenya in Nairobi to set-up a winner-take-all match on Monday. In another low-scoring game, Afghanistan had little trouble chasing a small Kenyan total this time, winning by six wickets with a huge 23... 

Afghanistan lose low-scoring battle

Afghanistan lose low-scoring battle
Tweet Kenya 180 (46.2 overs) beat Afghanistan 88 (27.5 overs) by 92 runs  Scorecard Kenya bounced back from their Intercontinental Cup defeat to Afghanistan by beating the same opposition in the first ODI in Nairobi. In a low-scoring match Kenya managed to defend a meagre score of 180, winning comfortably by 92 runs. Kenya won the toss and elected to bat; they got off to a good start, putting on... 
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