Monday, 23 September 2019

Tag Archives: Afghanistan

ICC approves replacement in Afghan squad

Afghanistan’s Sayed Ahmad Shirzad has been approved as fellow paceman Aftab Alam’s replacement for the remainder of the World Cup, the International Cricket Council (ICC) said. The ICC said Alam, who had taken four wickets in three matches during the tournament, had been replaced under “under exceptional circumstances” without providing ...

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Shakib goes top of CWC run chart against Afghanistan

SOUTHAMPTON: Bangladesh´s Shakib Al Hasan became the leading run scorer in this year´s World Cup so far as he made a confident start in Monday´s match against minnows Afghanistan. Shakib´s unbeaten 31 took him to 456 runs in the tournament, while Mushfiqur Rahim was six not out in Bangladesh´s 95-2 after ...

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Shami hat-trick helps India survive Afghanistan scare

SOUTHAMPTON: Mohammed Shami’s hat-trick denied Afghanistan a historic and shock World Cup victory over India in Southampton on Saturday. India looked in danger of losing when Afghanistan struck a boundary off the first ball of the final over to move to within 12 runs of victory. However, Shami had Mohammad ...

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Afghan cricketers involved in Manchester restaurant fight

MANCHESTER: Police were called after members of the Afghanistan cricket squad were involved in an altercation at a Manchester restaurant. The incident took place the night before Afghanistan’s World Cup match against England at Manchester’s Old Trafford, with the minnows going down to a colossal 150-run defeat – their fifth ...

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Morgan blasts record 17 sixes against Afghanistan

MANCHESTER: England captain Eoin Morgan smashed his way into the record books on Tuesday, blasting 17 sixes – the most in a one-day international cricket innings – on his way to 148 off just 71 balls against Afghanistan at the Cricket World Cup. India’s Rohit Sharma, West Indie’s Chris Gayle ...

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England beat Afghanistan by 150 runs in World Cup

MANCHESTER: England crushed Afghanistan by 150 runs as the World Cup hosts smashed a record-breaking 25 sixes against the minnows at Old Trafford on Tuesday. England captain Eoin Morgan’s 148 off just 71 balls included a one-day international record 17 sixes. His side’s 397-6 featured the most maximums in ODI ...

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Suicide bomber kills nine in Afghanistan

JALALABAD: A suicide bomber on foot targeted a police vehicle in Afghanistan’s eastern city of Jalalabad, killing at least nine people, including civilians, local officials said. Atahullah Khogyani, spokesman for Nangarhar province’s governor, said the attacker set off his explosives as a police vehicle was passing from a residential area ...

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My heart isn’t in cricket anymore: Afghan keeper Shahzad

KABUL: Afghanistan have been plunged into controversy with wicketkeeper-batsman Mohammad Shahzad claiming that he was incorrectly declared unfit and omitted from the World Cup squad. However, the Afghanistan Cricket Board insists that Shahzad was indeed unfit, which is why he has been replaced by Ikram Alikhil. Shahzad, 32, retired hurt ...

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We need one good game, says Afghan captain

TAUNTON: With three consecutive defeats, Afghanistan is now at the bottom of the Points Table in ICC World Cup 2019 but the captain Gulbadin Naib feels that his team isn’t demoralized and one good game can turn around things for them. Afghanistan lost to New Zealand by 7 wickets in ...

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Six dead in IS-claimed blast at Kabul military academy

KABUL: At least six people were killed and 16 more wounded in a suicide blast outside a military academy in the Afghan capital, an official said. The attack, which was claimed by the Islamic State group, targeted students leaving the Marshal Fahim National Defense University in western Kabul. Kabul police ...

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