July 3, 2010

ICC WCL Division One: Afghanistan vs Canada

Afghanistan played against Canada at Sportpark Westvliet, Voorburg, NED in the second match of ICC World Cricket League Division One. Canada won the toss & elected to bat first.

Canada started their batting innings with the openers, Hiral Patel and Rizwan Cheema. Rizawan Cheema did not bat long as he got out in the fourth delivery of the 3rd over of the innings. Canada's run rate was lower than 4 runs per over until they reached 35th over where they had scored just 150 runs in total and had lost 4 wickets. In the next 15 overs 157 runs which helped them to put up a good total against the Afghans. Teams scorer was Ashish Bagai who scored 82 runs from 122 deliveries. In 50 overs, Canada scored 257 runs in total and lost 7 wickets.

Afghanistan started their chase in a grand style. Their run rate was good right from the start of the innings. All the batsmen who played contributed some good runs and helped the team to reach the target. Openers were sent back to the pavillion as a result of run out. Nowroz Mangal played beautifully and stayed till the end of their victorious innings. He was unbeaten scoring 70 runs from just 58 deliveries. By 48.4 overs, Aghanistan team chased the target of 258 runs and had lost only 4 wickets. They won the match by 6 wickets. Man of the match award went to Nowroz Mangal for his beautiful innings bot with the bat and in the field.

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