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'You can't bowl three balls and start looking for a wicket'

Jun 13, 2018: Afghanistan coach Phil Simmons talks about how the side have been preparing, physically and mentally, for their first Test

Interview by Nagraj Gollapudi

World Cup Qualifier 2018

Mighty efforts in vain amid Afghan, Caribbean dominance

Mar 26, 2018: ESPNcricinfo's team of the tournament from the ICC World Cup Qualifier finds representation from five of the ten teams

Peter Della Penna

Afghanistan v West Indies, World Cup Qualifier, Final, Harare

Afghanistan complete come-from-behind title win

Mar 25, 2018: Mohammad Shahzad's adventurous 84 led the way after teenager Mujeeb Ur Rahman had helped restrict West Indies to 204 in the final

Liam Brickhill in Harare

Afghanistan v Zimbabwe, 5th ODI, Sharjah

Rashid Khan, top order give Afghanistan 4-1 series win

Feb 19, 2018: Fifties from Javed Ahmadi and Rahmat Shah, and the all-round brilliance of Rashid Khan, consigned Zimbabwe to a 146-run loss

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Afghanistan v Zimbabwe, Sharjah, 3rd ODI

Rashid's five-wicket haul dismantles Zimbabwe

Feb 13, 2018: The legspinner's variations skittled Zimbabwe for 154 in 34.3 overs, after which Rahmat Shah and Nasir Jamal secured the chase with fifties each

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Afghanistan v Zimbabwe, 1st ODI, Sharjah

Afghanistan reach new heights with Rahmat Shah's century

Feb 9, 2018: Continuing their dominance over Zimbabwe, Afghanistan piled up their second-highest ODI total of 333 with Rahmat Shah's 114 off 110 balls the centerpiece of a resounding victory

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ICC Intercontinental Cup, 7th round

Ihsanullah-Rahmat record stand puts Afghanistan in control

Nov 29, 2017: They added 197 for the second wicket, eclipsing the their country's previous best stand in the Intercontinental Cup made by Mohammad Nabi and Mohammad Shahzad in 2010

The Report by Peter Della Penna in Abu Dhabi

Dhaka Premier League 2017

Nasir's 106 for Gazi Group tops off fine day for chasing teams

Apr 13, 2017: A round-up of the Dhaka Premier League matches held on April 13, 2017

Mohammad Isam

Afghanistan v Ireland, 5th ODI, Greater Noida

Rahmat ton seals Afghanistan's series win

Mar 24, 2017: Afghanistan sealed a 3-2 ODI series win over Ireland in Greater Noida by chasing down 230 with the help of an unbeaten century from Rahmat Shah

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Zimbabwe v Afghanistan, 5th ODI, Harare

Afghanistan raze Zimbabwe for 54 to seal series

Feb 26, 2017: Afghanistan's bowlers shot Zimbabwe out for 54 in a rain-curtailed final ODI to help the visitors seal the series 3-2

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Scotland v Afghanistan, 1st ODI, Edinburgh

Rain spoils Rahmat's ton, Najib's blitz

Jul 4, 2016: Scotland's first ODI at home in more than two years ended in frustrating fashion, with the first ODI of the two-match series against Afghanistan finishing with a no result

The Report by Peter Della Penna in Edinburgh

Scotland v Afghanistan, Intercontinental Cup, Stirling, 3rd day

De Lange strikes put Scotland on top

Jun 4, 2015: Con de Lange struck with his first ball as a Scotland player and took three wickets to help reduce Afghanistan to 96 for 8 on the third day in Stirling

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Dhaka Premier Division 2014-15

Rupganj confirm Super League spot with win

Dec 14, 2014: A round-up of the Dhaka Premier Division matches played on December 14, 2014

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ACC Premier League 2014

Afghanistan, Nepal maintain ascendency

May 2, 2014: A round-up for ACC Premier League matches played on May 2, 2014

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Speeding upwards

Dec 25, 2013: Afghanistan's year included a historic World Cup qualification and a near-perfect record against all Associates and Affiliates except Ireland

Tim Wigmore

Afghanistan v Kenya, Intercontinental Cup, 2nd day

Rahmat, bowlers take Afghanistan closer to win

Oct 7, 2013: Afghanistan took firm control of the Intercontinental match against Kenya in Dubai after a maiden century from Rahmat Shah and quick wickets by their bowlers

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