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Afghans score 3rd triumph in a row, trounce UAE

Afghans score 3rd triumph in a row, trounce UAE

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Aug 31, 2015 - 10:53

KABULinfo-icon (Pajhwok): Afghanistaninfo-icon scored their third triumph in a row by trouncing the United Arab Emirates (UAE) in their Under-19 Premier Asia Cup match in Kuala Lumpur on Monday, an official said.

The six-nation cup featuresinfo-icon Afghanistan, Kuwait, Malaysia, Nepal, Saudi Arabia and the UAE. The winners will qualify for the Under-19 Worldinfo-icon Cup scheduled to take place in Bangladesh in 2016.

Afghanistan Cricket Board spokesman Farid Hotak told Pajhwok Afghan News the UAE won the toss and elected to bat in the 50-over encounter. But the opposition were bundled out for 88 runs in the 31st over.

Hotak said Tariq Khan was the pick of Afghan bowlers, clinching five wickets. Ziaur Rahman and Rashid Khan claimed two scalps apiece to leave the UAE reeling in what appeared an utterly one-sided match. 

The holders, who mauled Kuwait and Nepal in their previous duels, raced to the target in the 13th over without losing any batsman. Tariq was adjudged the Man of the Match, the spokesman said.

With three consecutive wins under their belt, Afghanistan are scheduled to take on Saudi Arabia on Tuesday (tomorrow) before squaring off against hosts Malaysia on Sept. 3, Hotak added.  

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