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Shahzad back in Afghanistan squad for Zimbabwe series

Jan 7, 2018: Samiullah Shenwari is back after being rested for the ODIs against Ireland, while Hamid Hassan, who last played international cricket in July 2016, makes a comeback to the T20I squad

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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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Afghanistan v Ireland, 1st T20I, Greater Noida

Shenwari and Shahzad thump Ireland

Mar 8, 2017: Afghanistan's spinners Amir Hamza and Rashid Khan joined forces with batsmen Mohammad Shahzad and Samiullah Shenwari to deliver the side a six-wicket win over Ireland

The Report by Akshay Gopalakrishnan

A team of 11 Afridis

Mar 31, 2016: Afghanistan are a side who identify with their Pashtun brother in heart, mind and cricket

Jarrod Kimber

World T20 2016

Samiullah Shenwari, Afghanistan's all-time MVP?

Mar 27, 2016: In understated fashion, Samiullah Shenwari has been one of Afghanistan's most valued assets with both bat and ball for the past decade

Karthik Krishnaswamy

Afghanistan v Sri Lanka, World T20 2016, Group 1, Kolkata

Shenwari on his backside, Stanikzai off his feet

Mar 17, 2016: Plays of the day from the Group 1 clash between Afghanistan and Sri Lanka

Karthik Krishnaswamy

Afghanistan v Scotland, WT20 qualifier, Group B, Nagpur

Afghanistan's legspinners turn the tide

Mar 8, 2016: Leaving out two of your main pace bowlers for the opening match of a tournament is a brave move, but Afghanistan had read the pitch perfectly against Scotland

Karthik Krishnaswamy in Nagpur

Afghanistan v Oman, 5th place playoff, Dublin

All-round Afghanistan finish fifth with easy win

Jul 25, 2015: Afghanistan finished fifth in the World T20 Qualifier with a comfortable five-wicket win against Oman in Dublin

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Scotland v Afghanistan, Intercontinental Cup, Stirling, 4th day

Scotland dismiss Afghanistan, take extra points despite rain

Jun 5, 2015: Scotland were kept waiting by rain till evening on the final day before they took the field, and Richie Berrington claimed the two Afghanistan wickets needed to earn his side 13 points from the drawn match in Stirling

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Scotland v Afghanistan, Intercontinental Cup, Stirling, 2nd day

Scotland undone by Shenwari and Nabi

Jun 3, 2015: Samiullah Shenwari and Mohammad Nabi took eight wickets for 48 runs to lead a strong display for Afghanistan in their Intercontinental Cup match against Scotland in Stirling

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World Cup 2015 Review

Best innings of the tournament - Guptill, Smith, Shenwari

Mar 30, 2015: Among the many glittering innings in the 2015 World Cup, five stood out

Karthik Krishnaswamy

Assessing the Associates - Afghanistan

A lesson in pragmatism for passionate Afghanistan

Mar 16, 2015: Afghanistan's rapid climb up cricket's world order created plenty of excitement and expectations around the team. The World Cup gave them a chance to gauge their strengths and they strengthened their case for more exposure

Abhishek Purohit

World Cup 2015

Eliminated XI: The best of the rest

Mar 15, 2015: Their teams may have missed out on the knockout berth, but their bright individual performances left a mark on the tournament

Arun Venugopal

Afghanistan v Scotland, World Cup 2015, Group A, Dunedin

'Did my job to stay till the end' - Shenwari

Feb 26, 2015: Almost a year on from engineering a landmark win against a Test-playing nation, Samiullah Shenwari was the architect of yet another historical step in the growth of Afghanistan cricket - their first World Cup win

Devashish Fuloria in Dunedin

Afghanistan v Scotland, World Cup 2015, Group A, Dunedin

Samiullah Shenwari's knock helps Afghanistan create history

Feb 26, 2015: Samiullah Shenwari's lone hand helped Afghanistan write history by beating Scotland by one wicket to record their maiden World Cup win in Dunedin on Thursday.

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Afghanistan v Scotland, World Cup 2015, Group A, Dunedin

History for Afghanistan, heartbreak for Scotland

Feb 26, 2015: Afghanistan's last-wicket pair hauled them to a famous one-wicket victory in Dunedin against Scotland, following an epic innings by Samiullah Shenwari

The Report by Andrew McGlashan

Afghanistan v Sri Lanka, World Cup 2015, Group A, Dunedin

Shenwari disappointed with batting slump

Feb 22, 2015: Sri Lanka were 51 for 4 and were teetering in chase of 233, but Afghanistan's inability to capitalise in their final few overs with the bat came back and prevented them from creating history

Andrew McGlashan in Dunedin

Afg v Ban, Group A, Canberra

Umpiring confusion reigns again

Feb 18, 2015: It took only seven balls for Samiullah Shenwari's delight at Afghanistan's first appearance in a World Cup to descend into personal disaster as the focus turned once again onto umpiring confusion

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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

World Cup 2015 warm-ups

Afghanistan edge high-scoring thriller

Feb 13, 2015: UAE kept pace with the asking rate in their chase of 309 but regular wickets ensured Afghanistan wrapped up a 14-run win with 10 balls still left to play

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