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Scotland v Afghanistan, 2nd ODI, Edinburgh

Shahzad, bowlers dismantle Scotland

Jul 6, 2016: Mohammad Shahzad produced his fifth ODI fifty for Afghanistan, a typically belligerent knock, to set up a 78-run win via the Duckworth-Lewis method over Scotland at The Grange on Wednesday afternoon

The Report by Peter Della Penna in Edinburgh

Afghanistan v Namibia, ICC Intercontinental Cup, Greater Noida

Shahzad, spinners give Afghanistan innings win

Apr 12, 2016: Five-fors from Mohmmad Nabi and Zahir Khan, and Mohammad Shahzad's 139 helped Afghanistan achieve an innings-and-36-run win over Namibia in the ICC Intercontinental Cup

ESPNcricinfo staff

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

Afghanistan v West Indies, World T20 2016, Group 1 Nagpur

Afghanistan's show of selfie-belief

Mar 27, 2016: They don't want to be patronised or praised for potential. Afghanistan want to play Full Members and beat them, just like they did against West Indies

Karthik Krishnaswamy in Nagpur

Afghanistan v England, World T20 2016, Group 1, Delhi

Afghanistan don't yearn for sympathy, they yearn only for a win

Mar 23, 2016: Two impassioned screams for lbw, neither of them given, told the story of an Afghanistan side who are so close to winning, but just can't get over the line

Jarrod Kimber

Afghanistan v England, World T20 2016, Group 1, Delhi

Moeen staves off an England calamity

Mar 23, 2016: England survived a major scare against Afghanistan to sustain their World T20 hopes, recovering from 85 for 7 to steal home by 15 runs

The Report by George Dobell

World T20 2016

Unfettered Shahzad leads Afghanistan's compelling charge

Mar 20, 2016: Belief and audacity in the face of daunting challenges define Afghanistan's players - especially a particular opening batsman - and their fans, and it is a stirring sight

Andrew Miller at the Wankhede

Afghanistan v South Africa, World T20, Group 1, Mumbai

'Steyn is not dangerous' - Shahzad

Mar 20, 2016: Mohammad Shahzad believes his side would have come even closer to their first win of the Super 10s had Dale Steyn not been dropped for tactical reasons

Andrew Miller in Mumbai

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

A firecracker in a steel drum

Mar 17, 2016: In a match including a high number of errors, it was Afghanistan's mistakes that ultimately proved more costly - but they still pushed Sri Lanka hard

Jarrod Kimber in Kolkata

Afghanistan v Hong Kong, World T20 qualifier, Group B, Nagpur

The uniqueness of Mohammad Shahzad

Mar 10, 2016: There is a method to the Afghanistan opening batsman's madness. And somehow with all the swinging, hoicking, slapping and missing, he does make real runs

Jarrod Kimber in Nagpur

Afghanistan v Hong Kong, World T20 qualifier, Group B, Nagpur

Nabi, Shahzad to the fore in easy Afghanistan win

Mar 10, 2016: Afghanistan's six-wicket win was powered by Mohammad Nabi and Mohammad Shahzad as they chased down Hong Kong's 116 for 6 with two overs to spare

The Report by Shashank Kishore

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 Scotland, WT20 qualifier, Group B, Nagpur

Shahzad, spinners hand Afghanistan 14-run win

Mar 8, 2016: Afghanistan stretched their T20I record against Scotland to 6-0 courtesy a 14-run win was facilitated by Mohammad Shahzad and a spin-heavy attack that helped them defend 170

The Report by Vishal Dikshit

Know Your Associates

Time to set the record straight

Mar 1, 2016: Afghanistan have fallen short of expectations in ICC tournaments, but recent form makes them favourites to qualify

Peter Della Penna

Asia Cup 2016

Afghanistan's pedigree, Oman's debut

Feb 18, 2016: ESPNcricinfo's guide to the four teams vying to emerge out of the Asia Cup's qualifying group

Alagappan Muthu

ICC news

Shahzad, Dawlat break into ICC top 10 rankings

Jan 11, 2016: Afghanistan opener Mohammad Shahzad's whirlwind 118 last night has lifted him 12 places to No. 8 in the ICC rankings for T20 batsmen. His team-mate and fast bowler Dawlat Zadran is ranked at No. 8 as well among the bowlers

ESPNcricinfo staff

Afghanistan v Zimbabwe, 2nd T20I, Sharjah

Belligerent Shahzad ton propels Afghanistan to series win

Jan 10, 2016: Mohammad Shahzad displayed trademark brute force and timing to make a record-breaking ton and lead Afghanistan to an 81-run win against Zimbabwe in the second T20I in Sharjah

The Report by Nikhil Kalro

Afghanistan v Oman, 2nd T20I, Abu Dhabi

Shahzad, bowlers help Afghanistan seal series

Nov 30, 2015: Mohammad Shahzad struck 60 off 46 balls and the bowlers throttled the chase as Afghanistan beat Oman to take the T20 series 2-0

ESPNcricinfo staff

Afghanistan v Papua New Guinea, ICC Intercontinental Cup, Sharjah

Afghanistan overturn deficit for 201-run win

Nov 24, 2015: Afghanistan completed a stunning comeback win as they overcame a 151-run first-innings deficit to thrash Papua New Guinea by 201 runs in Sharjah

ESPNcricinfo staff

Zimbabwe v Afghanistan, 1st ODI, Bulawayo

Zimbabwe buoyed for Afghanistan challenge

Oct 15, 2015: ZImbabwe's success against Ireland sees them approach a limited-overs series against Afghanistan with confidence high

The Preview by Liam Brickhill
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