Monday 20 August, 2018

Afghan Cricket Team Lost for Second Time


KABUL, Sunday, Feb 22, 2015- In Cricket World Cup, Afghan cricket team lost its second round play to Sri lanka.

Having the batting, at the end with 49 overs and 4 balls, Afghanistan had been dismissed for 232 in 49.4 overs, which was not considered enough of a target to defend on the small University Oval ground and good pitch that tends to get easier to bat on as the day progresses.

Their bowlers, however, started as if they felt it would be sufficient with both Lahiru Thirimanne and Tillakaratne Dilshan dismissed for golden ducks, while Kumar Sangakkara was bowled by Hassan for seven.

Hassan struck again in the 12th over when Dimuth Karunaratne was well caught by Nawroz Mangal at first slip for 23, which reduced the 1996 World Cup champions to 51-4.

Afghanistan’s batsmen had not looked out of their depth, though they did show a lack of experience at the highest level when they were unable to capitalise on good starts.

Asghar Stanikzai top scored with 54, his fifth one-day international half century, but he was also guilty of getting out when he should have settled down to bat through until the end of the innings.

However, Afghanistan cricket team will further contest Scotland, Australia, News Land and England.

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