Namibia v Afghanistan, Intercontinental Cup, Windhoek, 1st day August 4, 2013

Nabi, Mangal put Afghanistan in charge

ESPNcricinfo staff

Afghanistan 62 for 1 (Mangal 51*) trail Namibia 190 (Baard 72, Nabi 6-33) by 128 runs
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Mohammad Nabi ran through the Namibia line-up with a six-wicket haul and Nawroz Mangal's unbeaten fifty tightened Afghanistan's grip on the opening day in Windhoek. Barring Stephan Baard's 72 at No 3, no Namibia batsman was able to score more than 30 as the hosts were dismissed for 190 in the 65th over.

Namibia began well after winning the toss, Xander Pitchers and Pikky Ya France putting on 49 for the first wicket. Pitchers was the first to go, caught behind off Shapoor Zadran. Nabi took over after that, sending back Ya France and Craig Williams. Sarel Burger, the home captain, fell for a duck to Rahmat Shah as Namibia slipped to 65 for 4. Baard steered the innings past 100 but Nabi removed him in the 48th over and it was down Bernard Scholtz to push Namibia close to 200. Nabi finished with 6 for 33, his maiden five-for in all formats.

Afghanistan crawled to 62 for 1 in 29 overs, opener Shabir Noori taking 89 balls for his 8 before going leg-before to Burger. Mangal did most of the scoring, hitting eight boundaries in his unbeaten 51.

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  • Dummy4 on August 5, 2013, 15:18 GMT

    i m very happy to see our all players played very well good luck for upcoming matches ,

  • Dummy4 on August 5, 2013, 14:53 GMT

    good play by asghar stanikzai .

  • Dummy4 on August 5, 2013, 11:18 GMT

    Best of luck Afghans ! You can do it and pull off the victory .

  • Dummy4 on August 5, 2013, 10:26 GMT

    BESTof luck afghani tigers we love u this team will qualify for world cup

  • Dummy4 on August 5, 2013, 9:52 GMT

    Great work though by the boys trail only by 60 with 6 in hand. will lead the first inning insha Allah & 'll grab the full 20 points.

  • Android on August 5, 2013, 9:46 GMT

    dengrous shazad muhammadi will beat namebia

  • Android on August 5, 2013, 9:39 GMT

    welldone nabe and mangal we prud of you guys the dengrous man shahzad muhammadi is style alive he will beat namebia come on shahzad don't left the ball

  • Dummy4 on August 5, 2013, 7:55 GMT

    it's always a pleasure to see a south Asian side to do a great job...........Afghanistan is doing very well these days and hope they will continue showing their potentiality......just keep it up and go on

  • Dummy4 on August 5, 2013, 7:47 GMT

    well played By Mohammad Nabi, taking 6 wickets against any side is crucial

  • ESPN on August 5, 2013, 7:31 GMT

    Afghanistan shows their test power. Afghans need to be given more chances to play against top 8 teams.

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