Pakistan beat Afghanistan by seven wickets
Sat Feb 11, 1:38 pm
The Afghanistan Cricket Team lost their first ever international one-day cricket match against Pakistan by seven wickets yesterday in Sharjah, UAE.
The Afghan team captain Nawroz Mangal won the toss and elected to bat first but the whole team could only set 196 target in 48.3 overs losing their all wickets.
Following the 196 target, Pakistan team easily completed the given target in 37.1 overs by losing just three wickets and won the first historic Pak-Afghan international one-day match.
Half centuries by Younus Khan and Imran Farhat, and Misbah-ul-Haq’s 40 runs contributed well to the final score which led Pakistan team to the victory.
While the top scorer from Afghan side was the opener Karim Sadiq and the Afghan fast bowler Dawlat Zadran took two wickets of the opponent side.
Pakistani spinner Shahid Afridi was announced best player of the match for his five wicket haul in the match.
The Afghan Finance Minister Omar Zakhilwal, the Afghan Cricket Board Chairman Shehzada Massoud and many other officials were also present during the historic Pak-Afghan international one-day cricket match in Sharjah, UAE.