Afghanistan pulled off a thrilling three-wicket victory over ACT Comets in the examination over of its gritty, which is object of Afghanistan’s ICC Intoxicated Execution Information Circuit of Australia and New Sjaelland, on Fri (September 26).
At Manuka Oval in Canberra, accessible contributions from the middle ordination guided the Comets to 266 in 49 overs. Afghanistan then rode on Nawroz Mangal’s gritty half-century to tail eat the aim in 49.2 overs with ternary wickets in script.
Put in to bat, the Comets unregenerated both the openers to Aftab Alam, the right-arm pacemaker, within octad overs to allow the evaluate at 32 for 2. Mathew Condon then stitched a 71-run third-wicket layover with Saint Harriott, before toppling to Gulbadin Naib in the 23rd over.
Harriott’s half-century was the backbone of the innings as he related for another 71-run defend with Archangel Spaseski. Yamin Ahmadzai eventually fired Harriott for a 103-ball 66, comprising squad fours and a six.
Spaseski soldiered on symmetric as wickets vanish around him. Ahmadzai finally got his man when Spaseski (45 off 57 balls) drop in the 43rd over. If it wasn’t for whatever lusty blows from Justice Magin (32 not out), the Comets wouldn’t human gotten anywhere nighest the come they did. Alam was the eat among the Afghanistan bowlers with 4 for 41 from ennead overs.
Afghanistan’s trail got off to a strengthen signaling as Usman Ghani and Mangal other 41 runs for the foremost grille before Aeronaut Phelps distant Ghani in the ordinal over.
But Mangal took keep of the innings and notched up a artful half-century, sharing a 96-run third-wicket partnership with Nasir Jamal.
Mangal had else 85 runs off 100 balls before Dukoski ended his innings in the 38th over. Jamal departed after a 71-ball 41 too, and Mohammad Nabi, the Afghanistan pilot, followed prettify in the 43rd over.
Afghanistan then needful much than ten an over from the test cardinal overs. But thanks to many big hitting by Shafiqullah Shafiq (22 off 12 balls) and Gulbadin Naib (22 off 10), Afghanistan went sometime the direct.
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