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Mohammad Nabi replaces Mangal as T20 skipper for Asian Games

Mohammad Nabi replaces Mangal as T20 skipper for Asian Games
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
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 for... 

Kenya ease to series victory

Kenya ease to series victory
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 and... 

Afghanistan level series

Afghanistan level series
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 overs... 

Afghanistan lose low-scoring battle

Afghanistan lose low-scoring battle
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 55 for... 

Afghanistan win to go top of IC table

Afghanistan win to go top of IC table
Afghanistan464 (Mangal 168, Ashraf 80, Otieno 4-99) and 207 (Ahmadi 55, Ngoche 5-39, Otieno 4-44) beat Kenya160 (Waters 73, Hassan 5-70) and 344 (D Obuya 79, Ouma 68, Hassan 6-87) by 167 runs Scorecard It was a one-man show on the final day in Nairobi, as Hamid Hassan took all of the remaining four wickets in just 8.1 overs to give Afghanistan a 167-run win and take them to the top of the Intercontinental... 

Kenya hold up Afghanistan’s victory charge

Kenya hold up Afghanistan's victory charge
Kenya160 and 324 for 6 (D Obuya 79, Ouma 68, Tikolo 55, C Obuya 52) need 188 runs to beat Afghanistan464 and 207 (Ahmadi 55, Ngoche 5-39, Otieno 4-44) Scorecard Kenya fought back on the third day with bat and ball, but Afghanistan are still on the verge of a win that will take them to the top of the Intercontinental Cup. Resuming their second innings on 166-5 and a lead of 470, Afghanistan were... 

Hassan gives Afghanistan big lead

Hassan gives Afghanistan big lead
Afghanistan464 and 166 for 5 (Ahmadi 55) lead Kenya160 (Waters 73, Hassan 5-70, Shenwari 3-9) by 470 runs Scorecard 19 wickets fell on the second day in Nairobi, but it was Afghanistan who were looking big favourites to win and take top spot on the Intercontinental Cup table. The star for Afghanistan was Hamid Hassan, as he tore into Kenya to bag another five-wicket haul. The day had started brightly... 
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