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Afghanistan prepare to face Scotland in IC final

Afghanistan prepare to face Scotland in IC final
Afghanistan will later today look to cap off a remarkable year for the side as they begin their five-day Intercontinental Cup Final match against Scotland. The game will be played in Dubai, at the same venue where Afghanistan sealed their place in the World T20 at the start of the year. The Intercontinental Cup began in August 2009 against a Zimbabwe XI for Afghanistan and they have played in... 

Bangladesh defeat Afghanistan to win gold

Bangladesh defeat Afghanistan to win gold
Bangladesh narrowly defeated Afghanistan by 5 wickets with just 3 balls remaining to win gold in the Asian Games. A late burst from lower-order batsmen Sabbir Rahman of 33 runs off 18 balls took the game from an Afghan side who looked at one stage to be comfortably winning. After an impressive victory over Pakistan confidence was high in the Afghanistan camp but they were quickly under the cost... 

Afghanistan beat Pakistan to reach final

Afghanistan beat Pakistan to reach final
Afghanistan powered past neighbours Pakistan by 22 runs to take them to final where they will face Bangladesh. Today’s win has ensured Afghanistan will earn at least a sliver medal. Put in to bat by the Pakistanis, openers Mohammad Shahzad and Karim Sadiq began cautiously before four quick wickets reduced the Afghans to 55-4. However, a brilliant counter-attacking partnership of 56 runs between... 

Afghanistan to make Asian Games debut

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 big blow... 

Noor Ali out of Asian Games and IC final

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
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,... 

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... 
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