September 2, 2009

Afghanistan

Shahzad sparkles in Afghanistan win

Will Luke

Mohammad Shahzad struck his maiden one-day international century to lead Afghanistan to a six-wicket victory against the Netherlands in Amstelveen and level the two-match series at 1-1. Chasing 231, Shahzad ensured that Afghanistan kept pace with the asking-rate and his innings of 110 off 112 balls eventually helped them reach the target with 20 balls to spare.

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Posted by Spinghar Safi on (September 7, 2009, 12:00 GMT)

I would like the ICC and British embassy in Kabul Afghanistan to put pressure on Afghan goverment to create grounds, pitches and other faciletis for the Afghan cricket team. Dont let the Talent to be wasted. Support Afghan Cricket Team!

Posted by Vikram Maingi on (September 3, 2009, 11:44 GMT)

It is high time that Afghanistan government should think about develpoment of the game. They already have official ODI status, just missed a berth for 2011 World Cup. But they have not managed to get the Associate status from ICC. There will be a huge funding difference if they are promoted from Affiliate level to Associate Level.

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Will Luke
Assistant editor Will opted against a lifetime of head-bangingly dull administration in the NHS, where he had served for two years. In 2005 came a break at Cricinfo where he slotted right in as a ferociously enthusiastic tea drinker and maker, with a penchant for using "frankly" and "marvellous". He also runs The Corridor, a cricket blog where he can be found ranting and raving about all things - some even involving the sport. He is a great-great nephew of Sir Jack Newman, the former Wellingtonian bowler who took two wickets at 127 apiece for New Zealand.

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