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Afghanistan clinch low-scoring thriller

The rise of Afghanistan's cricketing fortunes continues unabated. Four months after they qualified for ODI status in South Africa, they have won their maiden first-class match as an international country by beating Netherlands, a side far more experienced

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Scorecard Summary

NETHERLANDS 181(56.5 OVERS)
1ST INNINGS

AFGHANISTAN 107(36.5 OVERS)
1ST INNINGS

NETHERLANDS 132(38.1 OVERS)
2ND INNINGS

AFGHANISTAN 209/9(89.3 OVERS)
2ND INNINGS

What an unbelievable chase from the Afghans, they richly deserve this win after bowling superbly yesterday.

The players shake hands and the Afghans are jubilant. This has been a gripping match throughout, one dominated by the ball but brilliant nonetheless

For Afghanistan the star was Noor Ali with the bat today with a patiently compiled 56. Cameos from Raees, Ashgar, Mirwais and Samiullah ensured they reached their target.

For the Dutch, who dominated the first two days, Schiferli was outstanding with match figures of 7-66. Peter Borren also had a fine match making 20 and 63 and taking figures of 3-21 and 1-33

Credit must also be given to Tom de Grooth who made a fine 54 on the first day in very difficult conditions

Thank you for joining me these past few days, it has been a wonderful cricket match. But for now, this is Harry Dobson saying goodbye from the VRA Ground. Please join us on Sunday for the 1st of 2 One-Day Internationals starting at 9am GMT

89.3
4
Mudassar Bukhari to Samiullah Shenwari, FOUR runs, edged over the slips as Samiullah slashes! There it is! What a magnificent victory!
89.2
0
Mudassar Bukhari to Samiullah Shenwari, no run, left alone outside off
89.1
0
Mudassar Bukhari to Samiullah Shenwari, no run, pushed to point, they desperately want it!

END OF OVER:
89 | 5 Runs 1 Wkt | AFG: 205/9

  • Hamid Hassan1 (2b)
  • Samiullah Shinwari21 (60b)
  • E Schiferli24-5-57-5

Burkhari with one wicket to take, can he be the man? Another mid wicket conference from the batsmen

88.6
0
Schiferli to Hamid Hassan, no run, squeezed out of the block hole

Borren brings all his men up, they must save the single

88.5
1
Schiferli to Samiullah Shenwari, 1 run, amost a mix up as the ball is edged past gully
88.4
2
Schiferli to Samiullah Shenwari, 2 runs, a thick outside edge square on the off side, third man comes in to field
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Afghanistan 4th innings Partnerships

WktRunsPlayers
1st13Ahmed ShahNoor Ali Zadran
2nd4Noor Ali ZadranMohammad Shahzad
3rd45Nawroz MangalNoor Ali Zadran
4th49Noor Ali ZadranAsghar Afghan
5th8Raees AhmadzaiAsghar Afghan
6th13Mohammad NabiRaees Ahmadzai
7th28Raees AhmadzaiMirwais Ashraf
8th37Samiullah ShinwariMirwais Ashraf
9th4Samiullah ShinwariShapoor Zadran
10th8Hamid HassanSamiullah Shinwari