ACC Trophy April 9, 2010

Afghanistan crowned ACC champions

Tony Munro
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Tony Munro

Afghanistan has vindicated its raging favouritism for the ACC Trophy Elite title with an emphatic 95-run win over Nepal in the final in Kuwait City on Friday.

A mainly pro-Afghanistan crowd of about 5,000 cheered, banged drums and looked on as the two most passionately supported non-Test countries in Asia contested a final where the ball was dominant over the bat.

All-rounder Binod Das in for Mahaboob Alam was the only change for Nepal, while Afghanistan fielded the same team which beat Hong Kong in the semi-final.

After being sent in on a good batting track which suggested 250 was a par score, Afghanistan started slowly against tight Nepal bowling and fielding. Afghanistan were in early trouble when Noor Ali attempted a suicidal single to Gyanendra Malla who scored with a direct hit. Noor Ali run out for 5 - Afghanistan 1 for 14 after 5.4 overs. Two balls later Afghanistan were 2 for 14 when Mohammad Shahzad was caught behind to a length ball from Das. A period of consolidation followed as Karim Sadiq and captain Nowroz Mangal put on 25 runs in six overs before Nowroz was out. A shot off his legs was mistimed and Anil Mandal took a diving catch at leg - Afghanistan 3-39 and Nepal clearly on top.

Two partnerships then swung the game slightly back to Afghanistan. Karim Sadiq had been there since the start and combined with Mirwais Ashraf (59) for the fourth wicket before Ashraf was caught going for his third six. Afghanistan were 4 for 98 after 25 overs with the game evenly poised. A partnership of 97 in 103 balls between Raees Ahmadzai and Mohammad Nabi at least put Afghanistan in a position where they could look at providing their much vaunted bowlers with something to defend. Afghanistan's 224 all-out was slightly less than expected but a decent reward for a good Nepalese effort in the field. Binod Das's return of 3 for 35 off eight overs was an accurate reflection of good bowling. At this stage, the minority Nepalese contingent in the crowd had reason to feel confident.

Nepal started their innings comfortably enough reaching 16 after three overs. Paceman Mirwais Ashraf who had bowled several wides, had Mahesh Chhettri caught behind for 4 from 15 balls. Two overs later Anil Mandil (5 from 11 balls) was caught at slip to a delivery from Mirwais Ashraf - Nepal 18 for 2 after 5.5 overs and in need of a big partnership. The experienced Shakti Gauchan and Malla tried to consolidate when Gauchan (6 from 23) was induced into giving Nabi at slip a catch off Shahpour Zadran. Nepal were now 28 for 3 and the asking rate was increasing. Skipper Paras Khadka joined Malla and the pair steadily took the score 49 for 3. Malla in particular was batting well in what was obviously a pivotal partnership. Nabi, who has made a habit of playing the game-breaker for Afghanistan, had Khadka caught on his crease for a patient 11 from 30 balls. Sharad Vesawkar and Malla put on 25 off 24 balls when disaster struck. Attempting a quick single, Afghan 'keeper Mohammad Shahzad's throw to to the bowler beat Malla and Nepal were 74 for 5 from 23.3 overs. Although Vesawkar rallied with Das and Sanjam Regmi to add 40 late runs, it was inevitable the mainly Afghan crowd of around 5000 would be celebrating their first ACC Trophy Elite title. Nepal was all-out for 140 from 40 overs. Raees Ahmadzai won the Man-of-the-Match award for his crucial 52 from 64 balls as Afghanistan won by 96 runs.

At the Unity ground next door, Hong Kong held off a determined Malaysia to win the third/fourth place play-off match.

Batting first after winning the toss fifties for Roy Lamsam, Ilyas Gul and Nizakat Khan helped Hong Kong recover from 4 for 2 to post 251 from the 50 overs. It was a tumultuous start for Hong Kong, losing Nasir Hameed and Hussain Butt within the first five overs. A 110-run third wicket partnership steadied the ship with Lamsam patiently working his way to 50 off 114 balls. He eventually fell to Hassan Ghulam but the relief was short lives for Malaysia as Khan came in and smashed an unbeaten 72 from 46 balls. Gul was run out for 72 but some lusty hitting from Najeeb Amar carried the total past 250.

Malaysia had done well to restrict Hong Kong to a manageable score and they looked in total control when the openers put on 77 for the first wicket. Faris Almas stroked the ball nicely on his way to 42 but his wicket, off the bowling of Amar, ushered a mini-collapse as Malaysia slipped to 103 for 3. Rakesh Madhavan was still going sublimely and found useful support from Suresh Navaratnam (22) and Shafiq Sharif (24) on his way to 129 off 137 balls, but it wasn’t quite enough as they finished seven runs short.

Sahil Dutta is an assistant editor at ESPNcricinfo

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  • Navin Shretha on August 15, 2010, 4:06 GMT

    Nepal should learn from Afghanistan.They really deserve it but its not the end of cricket for Nepali team.I will always support for Nepal.Afghanistan have really uplift their cricket talent within a short period of time.

  • Alex paul on July 31, 2010, 11:58 GMT

    Nice to watch d progress of afghan team nw a days.. They really deserve dis win.. Cmmn icc nw giv dem sum opertunities to play first clas matches against atleast A sides frm test nations, so that dey can fit in d boots of 12th test nation aftr ireland.. Realy a wrld clas team line up.. Hope we cn see hamid nd noor in 2011 ipl seasn.. Back u afghan.. only aftr d men in blue ;) Last bt not d least hard luck dis time nepal, try to make it next time..

    Alex, India

  • sayed jan saeed on May 12, 2010, 9:10 GMT

    i like the improvement of afghanistan team . it was very nice to see them between the world class team .. thanx

  • aman on May 1, 2010, 10:32 GMT

    hey mashal dont be so excited nd if u r not aware then undrstnd it now ur fckn afghani team cant beat d men in blue ie d indian team nd u sabawoon bravery is not needed in cricket the mst imprtnt thing that is rqurd in cricket is skills nd tactics that ur fckn team hasnt got

  • aman on May 1, 2010, 10:30 GMT

    hey mashal dont be so excited nd if u r not aware then undrstnd it now ur fckn afghani team cant beat d men in blue ie d indian team

  • rajiv karna,janakpur,nepal on May 1, 2010, 4:53 GMT

    thanks,to nepal team 4 reach in final and wish 2 best of luck in future.

  • sabawoon on April 24, 2010, 14:47 GMT

    excellent afghanistan cricket team evey one know that afghan people r brave ........ and you will see ashish that we will beat india too in 20 twenty match. hp afghan win world 20twenty .

  • bal krishna parajuli on April 22, 2010, 9:39 GMT

    always the same problem with Nepal, the batting fails again. Anyway the cricket enthusiasm is never over...we ll again meet them at final and see....... for now full credits for Afghanistan bal krishna form kathmandu

  • MONIR AHMAD on April 22, 2010, 8:41 GMT

    TAHNKS ALL FOR POSTING YOUR NICE COMMENTS ABOUT AFGHAN CRICKET TEAM AND AFGHANISTAN.

  • Ehssan on April 22, 2010, 5:16 GMT

    Aashish, never give negative feedbacks on anytime, each could be best. And remember that cricket is very new in Afghanistan and this is accepted by Cricket World Council, that Afghan are moving very fast.

    Anyway, Congratulations for all Afghans. We pray for Almighty Allah, that Afghans will return homeland with great success from T20 worldcup in WI.

  • Navin Shretha on August 15, 2010, 4:06 GMT

    Nepal should learn from Afghanistan.They really deserve it but its not the end of cricket for Nepali team.I will always support for Nepal.Afghanistan have really uplift their cricket talent within a short period of time.

  • Alex paul on July 31, 2010, 11:58 GMT

    Nice to watch d progress of afghan team nw a days.. They really deserve dis win.. Cmmn icc nw giv dem sum opertunities to play first clas matches against atleast A sides frm test nations, so that dey can fit in d boots of 12th test nation aftr ireland.. Realy a wrld clas team line up.. Hope we cn see hamid nd noor in 2011 ipl seasn.. Back u afghan.. only aftr d men in blue ;) Last bt not d least hard luck dis time nepal, try to make it next time..

    Alex, India

  • sayed jan saeed on May 12, 2010, 9:10 GMT

    i like the improvement of afghanistan team . it was very nice to see them between the world class team .. thanx

  • aman on May 1, 2010, 10:32 GMT

    hey mashal dont be so excited nd if u r not aware then undrstnd it now ur fckn afghani team cant beat d men in blue ie d indian team nd u sabawoon bravery is not needed in cricket the mst imprtnt thing that is rqurd in cricket is skills nd tactics that ur fckn team hasnt got

  • aman on May 1, 2010, 10:30 GMT

    hey mashal dont be so excited nd if u r not aware then undrstnd it now ur fckn afghani team cant beat d men in blue ie d indian team

  • rajiv karna,janakpur,nepal on May 1, 2010, 4:53 GMT

    thanks,to nepal team 4 reach in final and wish 2 best of luck in future.

  • sabawoon on April 24, 2010, 14:47 GMT

    excellent afghanistan cricket team evey one know that afghan people r brave ........ and you will see ashish that we will beat india too in 20 twenty match. hp afghan win world 20twenty .

  • bal krishna parajuli on April 22, 2010, 9:39 GMT

    always the same problem with Nepal, the batting fails again. Anyway the cricket enthusiasm is never over...we ll again meet them at final and see....... for now full credits for Afghanistan bal krishna form kathmandu

  • MONIR AHMAD on April 22, 2010, 8:41 GMT

    TAHNKS ALL FOR POSTING YOUR NICE COMMENTS ABOUT AFGHAN CRICKET TEAM AND AFGHANISTAN.

  • Ehssan on April 22, 2010, 5:16 GMT

    Aashish, never give negative feedbacks on anytime, each could be best. And remember that cricket is very new in Afghanistan and this is accepted by Cricket World Council, that Afghan are moving very fast.

    Anyway, Congratulations for all Afghans. We pray for Almighty Allah, that Afghans will return homeland with great success from T20 worldcup in WI.

  • mohsin ali shah on April 22, 2010, 2:01 GMT

    i think afghanistan is the best team in allaroyund the world they really work hard

  • naveed ahmad on April 21, 2010, 17:55 GMT

    Inshallah Afghan cricket team will upset one of the greatest teams of cricket.no matter if they loose they have acheive something impossile in only 8 yrs which no country has ever done in history.Afghan cricketer though very new have played with pakistani cricketer long before.even hamid hassan has palyed for melbourne cricket group.I am waiting to see our loins beating the greatest teams.

    Inshallah by the will of ALLAH we will succeed as we have before.

  • Naseer Ahmad on April 21, 2010, 12:27 GMT

    Afghan are the bravest people in the world and I which to be success in all types of game mostly in cricket, I know that Afghanistan team is poor from economics not from braveness and pawore if good is welling they will be the star of T20 world cup2010 and I which them to be success with my praying to Allah. I am give advice to all the world that Afghan people are peaceful people just this is an exam to see the world people when they qualify for T20 cup in the world not fighters and please let the Afghan people to be in peace. Thanks from all world people when thy support us in bringing peace and building in Afghainstan

  • Sharif on April 21, 2010, 6:41 GMT

    @Ashish! Don't think that Afghans are only brave in fighting...keep in mind that they have the ability to beat the strongest teams (India too).. and we see it in T20 World Cup...!!!! Great Job Afghanistan Team...Best of luck...Victory is waiting for you in T20. (Inshallah).

  • aparna frm delhi on April 19, 2010, 0:17 GMT

    Congratulations Afghanistan!...many more wins to come:)Best of luck for World twenty 20**

  • Ismail on April 18, 2010, 16:25 GMT

    Not finally they beat Nepal convincingly,crushed them.

  • samsoor on April 18, 2010, 7:34 GMT

    Congratulations afghanistan crcket team and i am so hoppy to Nabi joind the team and take tow win easy

  • Hamid on April 18, 2010, 7:14 GMT

    Ashish, a low scoring match is also intrsting which shows the bowlers performance and abilities and all Afghans are intersted to see every kind match which our team is performing, losing or winning. and i do much apreciate Afghan Cricket team for a fabouless performance in very short time, in compairing to other teams

  • ajmal on April 17, 2010, 20:05 GMT

    well first of all i congratulation to afghanistan team afghani show their talent to world that they can do it and also they play with big teams also

  • Mohammad Nasim Ihsan on April 17, 2010, 7:31 GMT

    well done Afghanistan. Keep going with the same pace and soon, you will be one the best cricket playing nations. INSHALLAH

  • noucover on April 15, 2010, 10:13 GMT

    hey......'Ashish' u don't know any thing about cricket..there are many time & in many match INDIA not able to do more than 130 or 150... ...But Afghanistan there are lot of facility problem....player also have face some personal problem....some political pressure...and so many problem the whole world know about that........

    but still don't give hopes..& try their best.... well done Afghanistan cricket team.

  • Afridi on April 15, 2010, 9:25 GMT

    i am also a cricketer of Afghanistan and I am so happy for Afghan cricket team to qualify they to T-20worldcup

  • Walid on April 15, 2010, 9:08 GMT

    Oh Great Afghans and Afghanistan Cricket Team. Congrats for your big win and trophy. Wish u all the success in future games and best of luck. We all pray for you and keep working hard for the ICC World Cup T20.

  • Terry Jones of Australia on April 15, 2010, 7:18 GMT

    I think Afganistan is on track to be the 11th or (hopefully after Ireland) 12th Test team with ACC, Intercontinential, World T20 Qualifiers and other successes. I would like to see Afganistan put in an application for full status (& thus test status) upon conclusion of a successful 2009-10 Intercontinual Cup tournament. Hopefully the ICC will accept both Ireland and Afganistan and make it a 12 team competition with 4 top teams (Aust, SA, Ind, Eng), 4 middle teams (SRL, Pak, NZ, WI) and 4 minor teams (Bang, Zimb, Irl, Afg). Perhaps then test cricket should look at a 3 group system, with Top vs Top & Middle, Middle vs Top, Middle & Minor and Minor vs Middle, Minor & ICup. Each group could play Home & Away against their group and against other group play one series in lower ranked country. Thus every 4 years teams play 10-14 series (2 tests each), being: Top 3 home vs T, 7 away vs T/M Mid 7 home vs T/M, 7 away vs M/L Min 7 home vs M/L, 3 away vs L Boards can play extra/longer series

  • Naj on April 14, 2010, 10:09 GMT

    Dear Ashish, i think ur ideas are good for nothing and my advice for you would be that in future think before u write something and also learn to write before posting something

  • hamid on April 14, 2010, 9:56 GMT

    hi this is hamid from afghanistan wow afghan heroes you have done it again congrats keep it friends you are the champions of tomarrow with this lack of every thing in afghanistan you heroes are becoming champions we all proud of you champions and this is just the beginging and all afhganistan know that you all will do it

  • M.Tariq Dildar on April 14, 2010, 9:40 GMT

    Well done Afghanistan Cricket team you guys always rocked, and made us Proud.

    Best of luck in the future

  • M.Tariq Dildar on April 14, 2010, 9:34 GMT

    Well done Afghanistan Cricket team you guys always rocked, and made us Proud.

    Best of luck in the future

  • fazz afg on April 14, 2010, 5:46 GMT

    emirate pitches are slow even australia struggled if you had watched the series between aus and pak last yr in non of the matches they score more than 260 the series ave score was around 220 so it doesnt mean that afg is shit get ur facts straight ashish

  • shoaib on April 14, 2010, 4:00 GMT

    to ashish: we'll see u at the rich country matches soon then :)

  • Taj on April 13, 2010, 18:26 GMT

    afghanistan is a good cricket team the are all hard worker they have not truf pitch in afghanistan but they are don it. thanks afghanistan i wish u live long life.

  • Taj on April 13, 2010, 18:25 GMT

    afghanistan is a good cricket team the are all hard worker they have not truf pitch in afghanistan but they are don it. thanks afghanistan i wish u live long life.

  • popal on April 13, 2010, 15:23 GMT

    finaly afghanistan win this is good but they will play with international such as india...so this is proud afghanistan

  • Ahmad Asif Paktiawal on April 13, 2010, 8:38 GMT

    Congratulation to all Afghans, and especialy to our Super Heros 'Crickters'. In this tough era, for Afghanistan, doing an excellent Job in the world of Ball and Bat. We Afghans can bring many of wins, if the rest of world take thier lags from this Moaintain Land of Khans. I hope for our team, to be the Greatest team at all, and wish from Allah to be with them, in every moments.

    Allah Sta Der Shookar De.

  • Dr.Hazrat on April 13, 2010, 8:17 GMT

    Huge victor for Afghans , Now it is the time for doing more : I advice Afghan Captain,Nawroz Mangal you will the winners in T20 Cup against strong India and South Africa if yuo could start and contineou attacking cricket. otherwise it will be impossible to beat even a team

  • Doctor Izzat on April 13, 2010, 7:41 GMT

    these countries like Afghanistan has the spirit to win matches . this is not aintnational Mr ashish gupta first correct your spelling this is international. Insha Allah we will from india on first May.

  • Aimal Hakim on April 13, 2010, 6:38 GMT

    Gr8 job Afghanistan, your efforts have put you on top, secondly I would like to draw Mr. Ashsih's attention toward India Vs Afghanistan match in World T20 on 1st May 2010. Watch it and then comment.

  • Shakir Stanekzai on April 13, 2010, 6:30 GMT

    Dear Ashish its not about poor country matches its about passion of cricket we will in West indies first match is Against india Inshallah we will win this one then i think you will change your mind

  • Anil Koshy on April 13, 2010, 4:02 GMT

    Its a victory for the game. ICC should encourage both Afganistan & Nepal.

  • Fazle Ahmad Fazle on April 13, 2010, 3:37 GMT

    I would like to appreciate all the efforts of Afghan Heros as they proved themselves in a very less time Keep the Momentum

  • khan on April 13, 2010, 3:15 GMT

    Well Done. Afghans are pround that you guys represent them. May your team find success and your country peace..

  • Terry Jones of Australia on April 12, 2010, 15:23 GMT

    It will be interesting to see how Afganistan do against test nations in the World T20 Cup later this month. I think if Afganistan do well over the next couple of years they could be playing test cricket within 4 years.

  • Amin Zamani on April 12, 2010, 14:11 GMT

    @Ashish, I think the only thing poor is: your English. Great performance from Afghanistan. I hope they keep going on and don't become bigheaded.

  • Amin Kakar on April 12, 2010, 6:20 GMT

    Afghanistan made it, excellent achievement and be ready for World Cup in May 2010. Wishing you all the best and a GREAT sucess.

  • shoaib on April 12, 2010, 6:20 GMT

    Finly Afghanistan done it... Congratulations Afghanistan Cricket Team

  • krishnaoli on April 12, 2010, 5:47 GMT

    WE loose in final match but if we look our team record we are just a behind Afghanistan team. in final Nepal did mistake after choose fielding. and other factor they send to in no 2 sharad veswakr but they paras came in that position because paras did not good form these days. no one player tried to attack hit big boundary.

  • abdullah adil on April 12, 2010, 4:43 GMT

    its a beg victory for afghansitan not only for these players, its a proud of all afghan peaple. so i am request to all afghanes they should pray for our heores they be came winner in next t20 world cup... inshallah

  • Abdul Bari Ahmadzai on April 12, 2010, 4:31 GMT

    good job champs mission completed

  • Neha Dhupia on April 11, 2010, 8:38 GMT

    Finly Afghanistan done it... Congratulations Afghanistan Cricket Team

  • ashish on April 11, 2010, 3:14 GMT

    these are the poor counntry matches i am notthink that any one like to se these matces.these type of low score not good for aintnational teams..

  • Tony on April 10, 2010, 9:57 GMT

    Afghanistan is unbroken, i believe this team will reach to the top, and I'm happy for afghanistan

  • anil on April 10, 2010, 9:02 GMT

    verybad batting of nepal.nepal wil never get chance to playin ICC.

  • Man B. Katuwal on April 10, 2010, 2:31 GMT

    Keep on attempting Nepal U will certainly succeed next time. Learn from now amd improve the mistakes and weakness in future. We have acknowledged that Nepal has done a lot in the cricket and still much more has remained to do in International perspective.

  • nirakar on April 10, 2010, 0:17 GMT

    nepalese we will rock the world someother time lets cheers for afganistan this time

  • majeed on April 9, 2010, 21:23 GMT

    Zandaa baad Afghanistan show them who we are in any filed we afghans can fight.

  • saeed on April 9, 2010, 20:50 GMT

    Great Job boys, you are the reall Ambassadors of the wartorn country (Afghanistan), i really proud on urs............... best luck for future

  • ahmad rawfy on April 9, 2010, 19:58 GMT

    salam alikum mashallah well done afghan boys,may allah give you guys the power to bet the othe two team in the t20 world cup inshallah, if not we will enjoy just watching just being there

  • Naqib on April 9, 2010, 19:24 GMT

    Afghanistan is the best team after test-nations!

    No wonder if they win! brilliant anyway

  • Fahim on April 9, 2010, 19:01 GMT

    Great Cricket ! Keep up the good cricket, well done Afghans :)

  • Askar Niazi,Sweden on April 9, 2010, 18:26 GMT

    I saw it coming way back in Jersey and now da big fish is waiting in the Carribian*, honestly speaking i've dream'd of an Afgh victory over SA and we beating them comprehensively as our batsmen kept a very sentalizing RR of 13.00 or something. Hope it becomes true and we are through to the super eights!! Cheerz

  • afg carlos on April 9, 2010, 17:40 GMT

    this is just wonderful blessing of Allah tht he blessed us again with such a big vitorous event and we have still hopes high for next events its not important to lose or win but keep trying and having effort and learning from mistakes is a very key point here anyways afghan team congratulation once again for ur this victory and yah dont be worried till u r united and playing for ur nation once u will play for urself or for ur self popularity then u will be always down cuz unity is strenght and be united always in trouble seek help of ALlah and in Happiness offer two rakah salah of shokrana this wat so much liked by ALlah from his servants.

  • afg carlos on April 9, 2010, 17:40 GMT

    this is just wonderful blessing of Allah tht he blessed us again with such a big vitorous event and we have still hopes high for next events its not important to lose or win but keep trying and having effort and learning from mistakes is a very key point here anyways afghan team congratulation once again for ur this victory and yah dont be worried till u r united and playing for ur nation once u will play for urself or for ur self popularity then u will be always down cuz unity is strenght and be united always in trouble seek help of ALlah and in Happiness offer two rakah salah of shokrana this wat so much liked by ALlah from his servants.

  • Munawar khan Mangal on April 9, 2010, 17:09 GMT

    That is out standing for a country still in war being always on the top in the sports field. I congratulate this victory to all fans of Afghan Cricket team and to War torn Afghanistan. I am requesting from ICC to help that team as much they can, support them financially and spiritually to keep up the pace and bring a revolution in the field of Cricket in world. I am encouraging the wealthy Businessmen of Afghanistan to support them. Allah bless you all for your hard work and incredible victories in that field ( Afghan Cricket Team). Don't forget you people are in our prayers. Wish you best of lucks.May Allah bless you with more victories. Munawar Khan Mangal.

  • Mushtaq Rahim on April 9, 2010, 17:08 GMT

    World Cricket! be ready for exciting team. Afghansitan's rise continous and as expected, we are producing amazing quickies, the beauty of cricekt.

  • Hazeq on April 9, 2010, 16:45 GMT

    Congrats Afghans; we Afghans proud of you (National cricket team)

  • Najibullah Sadid on April 9, 2010, 16:44 GMT

    Congratulations Afghanistan!!! We Afghans are proud of you. We pray for your success in West Indies as well.

  • mashal on April 9, 2010, 16:27 GMT

    Insha Allah we will beat India aswell. hope all the players are fit for that game. cant wait for it. i dont care even if I have a GCSE English or Maths exam i will still skive school and watch the proud of Afghans live on TV.

  • zia on April 9, 2010, 16:24 GMT

    salam to all my afghan brothers and congrats. Our team played well they r in good form

  • SARIE on April 9, 2010, 16:06 GMT

    Congrats Afghanistan! Asian Champions. They really deserve it.

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  • SARIE on April 9, 2010, 16:06 GMT

    Congrats Afghanistan! Asian Champions. They really deserve it.

  • zia on April 9, 2010, 16:24 GMT

    salam to all my afghan brothers and congrats. Our team played well they r in good form

  • mashal on April 9, 2010, 16:27 GMT

    Insha Allah we will beat India aswell. hope all the players are fit for that game. cant wait for it. i dont care even if I have a GCSE English or Maths exam i will still skive school and watch the proud of Afghans live on TV.

  • Najibullah Sadid on April 9, 2010, 16:44 GMT

    Congratulations Afghanistan!!! We Afghans are proud of you. We pray for your success in West Indies as well.

  • Hazeq on April 9, 2010, 16:45 GMT

    Congrats Afghans; we Afghans proud of you (National cricket team)

  • Mushtaq Rahim on April 9, 2010, 17:08 GMT

    World Cricket! be ready for exciting team. Afghansitan's rise continous and as expected, we are producing amazing quickies, the beauty of cricekt.

  • Munawar khan Mangal on April 9, 2010, 17:09 GMT

    That is out standing for a country still in war being always on the top in the sports field. I congratulate this victory to all fans of Afghan Cricket team and to War torn Afghanistan. I am requesting from ICC to help that team as much they can, support them financially and spiritually to keep up the pace and bring a revolution in the field of Cricket in world. I am encouraging the wealthy Businessmen of Afghanistan to support them. Allah bless you all for your hard work and incredible victories in that field ( Afghan Cricket Team). Don't forget you people are in our prayers. Wish you best of lucks.May Allah bless you with more victories. Munawar Khan Mangal.

  • afg carlos on April 9, 2010, 17:40 GMT

    this is just wonderful blessing of Allah tht he blessed us again with such a big vitorous event and we have still hopes high for next events its not important to lose or win but keep trying and having effort and learning from mistakes is a very key point here anyways afghan team congratulation once again for ur this victory and yah dont be worried till u r united and playing for ur nation once u will play for urself or for ur self popularity then u will be always down cuz unity is strenght and be united always in trouble seek help of ALlah and in Happiness offer two rakah salah of shokrana this wat so much liked by ALlah from his servants.

  • afg carlos on April 9, 2010, 17:40 GMT

    this is just wonderful blessing of Allah tht he blessed us again with such a big vitorous event and we have still hopes high for next events its not important to lose or win but keep trying and having effort and learning from mistakes is a very key point here anyways afghan team congratulation once again for ur this victory and yah dont be worried till u r united and playing for ur nation once u will play for urself or for ur self popularity then u will be always down cuz unity is strenght and be united always in trouble seek help of ALlah and in Happiness offer two rakah salah of shokrana this wat so much liked by ALlah from his servants.

  • Askar Niazi,Sweden on April 9, 2010, 18:26 GMT

    I saw it coming way back in Jersey and now da big fish is waiting in the Carribian*, honestly speaking i've dream'd of an Afgh victory over SA and we beating them comprehensively as our batsmen kept a very sentalizing RR of 13.00 or something. Hope it becomes true and we are through to the super eights!! Cheerz