Afghanistan June 12, 2010

Kabul win Inter-Provincial title

Kabul 163 for 4 beat Paktia 162

Kabul 163 for 4 beat Paktia 162

Kabul have won Afghanistan's first national title, emerging victorious in the final of the Etilsalat Trophy inter-provincial tournament against Paktia by six wickets and 11 overs to spare on Thursday at the National Youth Cricket Ground.

In home conditions, Kabul won the toss and opted to bowl.

Paktia’s openers added 39 in 10 overs before Aftab Alam dismissed Ghami. Paktia stumbled to 55 for four before Abdul Wahab stabilised the innings. However, when he was dismissed, Kabul were on top, having restricted Paktia to 94 for five in 32.1 overs.

Alam and Kabul captain Noor-ul-Haq had taken wickets regularly for their team, denying Paktia any chance of increasing their run-rate. Rokhan routed Paktia's late order, and helped bowl them out for 162.

Kabul began the chase in positive style,racing to 32 for no loss from the first three overs. Although a couple of maiden overs had slowed Kabul's tempo, they had still reached 54 from 10 overs before Afsar Zazai was trapped in front by Hamid to give Paktia their first wicket.

Security guards took positions around the boundary, as the crowd began to grow restless in anticipation of a victory. There was a moment of anxiety when captain Noor-ul-Haq heaved a delivery from Rahmat Shah Zurmati to point to give Paktia some hope.

Imran Khan Stanikzai, though, continued to dominate for Kabul, propelling his team to 102 for two from 20 overs. By the time Fazel Niazai had Imran caught-behind, Kabul needed just 46 runs from 24 overs.

Although one more wicket was lost, Kabul reached the required 162 with 11 overs to spare.

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  • testli5504537 on June 29, 2010, 17:45 GMT

    thanks every one u show us to Afghanistan and play for afghanistan inshallah we aill com nearly and will join tha Afghan cricket. and i spacialy thanks SHAMSHAD TV to give us a good entertainment and we hope Afghanistan will go ahead and his future will bright becouse lots of a good afghani player r in peshawar they dont how can we join Afghanista cricket. i saw lots they know cricket if some will give a chance they can lots for Afghanistan. THANKS MY DEAR AFGHANISTAN

  • testli5504537 on June 20, 2010, 5:15 GMT

    Dont forget that AFtab Alam Kabul Allrounder was Man of the Series for best Bowling and some great hitting in the Tournament he is the brother of Hastigul /Karim Sadiq/ Taj Malook Alam three Afghan Cricket Team Members and he is also Selected in the Squad for ICL Division 1 to.

  • testli5504537 on June 19, 2010, 4:27 GMT

    Salam to all.. that can be a good start to find good cricketers around the country. I know there are good players in afghanistan but they are like hidden diamonds. and this way they can come up to view.

  • testli5504537 on June 16, 2010, 19:31 GMT

    Thanks from Etisalat to give the chance to every afghan plyer to show their talent to the whole country this kind of tournments will help the young plyers to be more experianced thanks from every body and good luck Afghan cricket team for future

  • testli5504537 on June 16, 2010, 17:37 GMT

    Thanks very much from itisalat to arrange good tournament for first time in Afghanistan. That is the good way to help Afghanistan cricket and that help Afghanistan selector to find good and talented players.I hope from itisalat to arrange more tournaments like that.itisalat is the first company which help in different parts of Afghanistan.In my opinion which I saw this tournament Abdul Wahab is the perfect,stylish,class and talented player for national team of Afghanistan.He played very sensible for Paktia team and especially He is the wining player of Paktia. I hope Afghanistan Cricket Board will not waste him. Thanks ..........

  • testli5504537 on June 15, 2010, 5:34 GMT

    well they were very interesting matches but there were some problems. For example, every team was playing in one ground and there weren't a confident batsman to play atleast 20 - 35 overs. It is the beginning i wish they will be better for the next year. I am a cricketer and i am playing in Charasiab Kabul.

  • testli5504537 on June 14, 2010, 20:15 GMT

    Thanks cricinfo for posting this information and i hope Afghanistan get some great player from this tournmeant result. Its the best way for Afghanistan to produce new talent and wish you enjoyed who ever watched it.

  • testli5504537 on June 13, 2010, 9:47 GMT

    Thanks Alot Cricinfo We Need More Your Helps.

  • testli5504537 on June 13, 2010, 7:06 GMT

    Thank you very much cricinfo for posting tips about Afghan inter_provincial itisalat trophy,meanwhile we hope you could do better than this for Afghan country in the section of cricket.

  • testli5504537 on June 13, 2010, 5:55 GMT

    it is nice to hear that we have provincial matches, i am so thankful of ETISALAT that has done this job. hope Afghanistan cricket players rock the world once again.




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