Afghanistan defeat visiting Pakistan HBL team
The Afghan team won the toss and invited the Habib Bank Limited (HBL) cricket team to bat first at the Kabul international stadium, Afghanistan Cricket Board spokesman Farid Hotak told Pajhwok Afghan News.
In the stipulated 50 overs, the Pakistani side made 219 runs for the loss of eight wickets and set the Afghans 220 runs target.
For the tourists, Imamul Haq once again played a significant innings and contributed 75 runs to his side.
For Afghanistan, Sharfuddin Sharf clinched three wickets, Javed Ahmadi and Rahmat Shah shared two wickets each.
The Afghanistan Development Cricket team easily chased the target in the 40th over with six wickets in hands, thanks to Najib Zadran’s unbeaten 63 runs, Hotak said.
He said Hashmatullah Shaheedi also struck his fifty and made 57 runs. He was followed by Rahmat Shah with 39 runs and Javed Ahmadi 37.
Zadran was declared the man of the match.
Pakistani skipper Imran Farhat praised the Afghan players and said they played a professional game.
The Afghan cricket team captain, Najib Zadran, said they had devised a good plan for the matches against the Pakistani side and the Afghan players performed well in the latest game.
The previous one-day match between the sides was won by the Habib Bank Limited team.
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