UAE v Afghanistan, Intercontinental One-Day Cup, Sharjah October 12, 2011

Khurram leads UAE to second win over Afghanistan

ESPNcricinfo staff

UAE 221 for 8 (Khurram 43, Hotak 3-43) beat Afghanistan 152 (Khurram 3-24, Raza 2-12) by 69 runs

Khurram Khan was at the heart of another UAE win over Afghanistan, this one by 69 runs in the second one-day game. UAE chose to bat first and their openers gave them a steady start, adding 47 before Faizan Asif was caught and bowled by Mohammad Nabi. Afghanistan made steady inroads thereafter and had UAE struggling at 127 for 5, but Khurram, who top scored with 43, put on 52 runs with Ahmed Raza (35), to help push UAE to 221.

Afghanistan lost Gulbodin Naib early but were well placed at 61 for 1 in the 11th over. But Karim Sadiq was caught behind for 31 off Ahmed Raza and the innings lost momentum. Khurram picked up three wickets, two in the same over, to ensure there was no way back for the visitors. He finished with 3 for 24 from nine overs, while Ahmed Raza, Vikrant Shetty and Shadeep Silva took two wickets each.