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Desert T20 win a proud stage for me to retire - Mangal

Jan 21, 2017: The former Afghanistan captain said he hoped his decision would set a good precedent for the senior players in the side, to pass the mantle on to the younger cricketers

Peter Della Penna in Dubai

Afghanistan v Ireland, Desert T20 Challenge, final, Dubai

Nabi, Shahzad demolish Ireland

Jan 20, 2017: Afghanistan bulldozed rivals Ireland by 10 wickets in the final of the inaugural Desert T20

The Report by Peter Della Penna in Dubai

Desert T20 Challenge

Dead rubber sets up farewell for Mangal

Jan 19, 2017: Nawroz Mangal, who announced his retirement from cricket earlier this month, played in what could be his last match for the Afghanistan side

Peter Della Penna in Dubai

Afghanistan news

Nawroz Mangal retires from international cricket

Jan 4, 2017: Former Afghanistan captain Nawroz Mangal has retired from international cricket to take up a role as a national selector

Umar Farooq

Afghanistan v PNG, World T20 Qualifier 2015, Malahide

Mangal, bowlers put Afghanistan in World T20

Jul 23, 2015: Nawroz Mangal's second consecutive Man-of-the-Match performance put Afghanistan back in the World Twenty20 as the side coasted to a six-wicket win over Papua New Guinea

The Report by Peter Della Penna in Malahide

Afghanistan v Bangladesh, Group A, Canberra

Afghanistan plant the flag

Feb 18, 2015: Afghanistan's first World Cup could be their last, but no one who saw the passionate scenes of their opening game will want that outcome

Jarrod Kimber in Canberra

UAE v Afghanistan, 2nd ODI, Dubai

Khurram's record 132* powers UAE win

Nov 30, 2014: At 43 years and 162 days, UAE captain Khurram Khan became the oldest player to score an ODI hundred, his unbeaten 132 helping the team to a six-wicket victory against Afghanistan in Dubai

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ICC World Twenty20 Qualifier 2013-14

Afghanistan to meet Ireland in final

Nov 28, 2013: Nepal have provided the fairytale story at this World Twenty20 Qualifier but they were no match for Afghanistan, who set the template for Affiliate and Associate Members on the rise

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Afghanistan v Kenya, WCL, Sharjah

Hassan, Mangal seal eight-wicket win

Oct 2, 2013: Hamid Hassan's four-for and Mangal's unbeaten 52 scripted an eight-wicket win for Afghanistan over Kenya in Sharjah

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Afghanistan v Scotland, WCL Championship, Sharjah

Mangal ton sets up comprehensive Afghanistan win

Mar 6, 2013: Afghanistan cruised to a seven-wicket win over Scotland at an ICC World Cricket League championship match in Dubai on Wednesday

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Afghanistan v England, World T20 2012, Group A, Colombo

Defending champions aim for safe start

Sep 20, 2012: ESPNcricinfo previews the Group A World Twenty20 match between Afghanistan and England in Colombo

The Preview by Alan Gardner

Afghanistan v India, World T20 2012, Group A, Colombo

'We rate ourselves highly' - Mangal

Sep 18, 2012: Nawroz Mangal, the Afghanistan captain, wants to show the world his team can compete at the highest level in international cricket

Abhishek Purohit in Colombo

Afghanistan v Australia 2012

Playing Australia a 'big occasion' - Mangal

Aug 24, 2012: Afghanistan captain Nawroz Mangal has termed Saturday's one-day match against Australia a "big occasion" for the team

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Afghanistan v Australia 2012

Mangal to lead Afghanistan against Australia

Aug 24, 2012: Nawroz Mangal will lead Afghanistan against Australia in their one-off ODI in Sharjah on Saturday

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Afghanistan v Netherlands, Intercontinental Cup, Sharjah, 2nd day

Netherlands close in on win

Apr 3, 2012: After 16 wickets fell on the second day, Netherlands ended firmly in the driver's seat and will look to wrap up the match early on the third day

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Afghanistan v Netherlands, Intercontinental Cup, Sharjah, 1st day

Netherlands secure slim lead on bowlers' day

Apr 2, 2012: Day one of the Afghanistan-Netherlands Intercontinental Cup clash in Sharjah belonged to the bowlers. Twenty-one wickets fell and Netherlands, driven by a career-best 6 for 43 from Mudassar Bukhari, secured a four-run first-innings lead

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Nawroz Mangal

'Even those who don't understand cricket pray for our success'

Aug 26, 2011: Afghanistan's captain is happy to be back in charge and leading the team to one- and four-day wins in Canada

Faraz Sarwat

Afghanistan in Pakistan 2011

Nawroz Mangal calls tour a support to Pakistan cricket

May 24, 2011: Afghanistan captain Nawroz Mangal has said that his side's tour of Pakistan would help in re-opening the gates of international cricket to the country

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Afghanistan news

Mohammad Nabi named Afghanistan captain

Nov 7, 2010: Allrounder Mohammad Nabi has been named Afghanistan captain, replacing batsman Nawroz Mangal

Ibrahim Momand

Kenya v Afghanistan, Intercontinental Cup, 1st day

Mangal ton leaves Afghanistan in charge

Oct 2, 2010: Afghanistan captain Nawroz Mangal powered his side to a formidable position with a bristling unbeaten 168 on the opening day of the Intercontinental Cup game against Kenya in Nairobi

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