International Tournament

Monday, April 05, 2010 , Posted by D S Gurung at 1:28 AM


Kuwait City 3rd April 2010

Afghanistan Miraculesly Escaped Being Defeated By Malaysia In The League Round Match Played At Hubara Ground In The Acc Elite Trophy 2010. Needing 237 To Win The Match, Malaysian Tail enders Struck To Their Task Till The Last Moment But The Experienced Afgahnis Pulled All Their Tricks To Notch A Narrow Victory Of One Run To Scrape Home Safely.

Winning The Toss Afghanistan Decided To Bat First And Scored 236 Runs With Karim Sadiq Stroking A Wonderful 46 Runs And Mohammed Asgher Scoring A Blistering 41 Runs To The Total. Afghanistan The Favorite Contenders To Capture The Acc Elite Trophy Were Rescued By Former Captain Rais Ahmedzai Who Scored A Patient 64 Runs And Put His Head Down To Steady The Afghan Innings. Rais Ahmadzai Rotated The Strike With Deft Placing And With Controlled Aggression Hit A Few Boundaries In His 64 Runs. Mohammed Asghar Again Showed His Class By A Quick fire 41 Runs.

Veteran Fast Bowler And Former Malaysian Captain Suresh Navarathinam Bowled A Hostile Spell By Capturing 2 Wickets For 45 Runs While Nik Azril Took 2 Wickets For 38 Runs. Afghanistan In The 50 Overs Scored 236 For 9 Wickets.

Magical Spell by Hameed Hasan took 5 wickets

Malaysian Opener Rakesh Madhavan Was Bowled By Sapura In The Very First Over But Suhan Kumar The Malaysian Skipper Stood Like A Rock To Score 61 Runs . Suhan Playing Copy Book Cricket Was Very Strong On His Front Foot And He Pulled With Vigor And Stepped To Loft The Spinners Over The Circle.

Hameed of Afghanistan getting the man of the match award from Mr, Bandula Warnapura

Damithu Warusavithana Gave His Captain Firm Support By Rotating The Strike And Scored A Valuable 35 Runs. Anwaruddin Kept His Nerve Cool And Along With Suresh Navarathinam Took The Battle To The Enemy Camp And The Crowd Rose To The Feet To Witness The End Result. Hamid Hassan Was Given The Job To Bowl The Last Few Overs And The Strongly Built Pathan Struck Immediately To Rock The Malaysian Innings By Capturing 5 Wickets To Give Afghanistan A Much Deserved Victory. Hameed Hassan Was Named Man Of The Match For His Fabulous Bowling Effort.

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