Pajhwok Services

Photo Service

SMS News Service

Pajhwok combines its expertise and experience in news reporting with a telecom firm and thus reach a wider audience in an 
effective way.

To subscribe: 
English News Update : Send 83 to 824
Dari News Update : Send 84 to 824
Pashto News Update : Send 85 to 824

Election Coverage

Special Mining Page

Media Release Service

Addvertise With Pajhwok

Pajhwok Mobile App

Daily Newsletter

Sending Time (GMT / Kabul time)

Suggest a Story

Pajhwok is interested in your story suggestions. Please tell us your thoughts by clicking here.

Afghans win ACC Twnety20 Cup opener

Afghans win ACC Twnety20 Cup opener

Dec 03, 2011 - 15:14

KABUL (PAN): Afghanistan thrashed Malaysia by 53 runs in the ACC Twenty20 Cricket Cup opener played in Nepal on Saturday, an official said.

Afghanistan won the toss and elected to bat in the inaugural match, the national team manager, Shafiq Stanikzai, told Pajhwok Afghan News from Nepal over the telephone.

The national side managed to pile up 166 runs in the stipulated overs for the loss of four wickets. Shabir Noori top-scored with 53, Karim Sadiq contributed 39, Asghar Stanikzai 24, Mohammad Shahzad 20 and Nawroz Mangal 12.

Stanikzai said the Malaysians could not cope with fierce bowling from Mohammad Nabi, who got three wickets.  Samiullah Shinwari and Hameed Hassan clinched two wickets each. Noori was declared the Man of the Match.

Afghanistan are placed in Group-A along with Oman, Malaysia, Bhutan and the Maldives, while Group-B consist of Nepal, Hong Kong, the United Arab Emirates, Kuwait and Saudi Arabia.

The tournament forms part of the qualifying process for the ICC World Twenty20 2012 to be held in Sri Lanka. The top three teams from the competition will join the top six Associate and Affiliate teams with ODI status in the 16-team ICC World Twenty20 Qualifier in the UAE in early 2012.

Afghanistan, Canada, Ireland, Kenya, the Netherlands and Scotland have already qualified.



Download “Pajhwok” mobile App, on your smartphone to read and access latest news, features, interviews, videos and photos about Afghanistan.