Player of the Match
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Afghanistan sneak win in rain-hit game

Afghanistan 150 (Nabi 47, Baidwan 3-19, Cheema 3-25, Chohan 3-33) beat Canada 133 (Patel 45, Shenwari 3-16) by 17 runs

Afghanistan won their second straight one-day match in the tournament, edging Canada by 17 runs in a rain-curtailed game in Toronto.

After rain reduced the game to a 20-over affair, there was a frenetic start with plenty of boundaries and wickets. Afghanistan opener Karim Sadiq slammed four boundaries and a six in a 23-ball 34, and No. 4 Nawroz Mangal hit three fours in a six-ball 14 but they also lost four wickets to reach 72 for 4 in eight overs. Mohammad Nabi kept the run-rate spiraling, lashing four sixes in a 47 that guided Afghanistan to 133 for 5, before another burst of wickets ended their innings at 150 in the 19th over.

Canada made a decent start to their chase, with opener Hiral Patel making a combative 45. He had support from No. 4 Rizwan Cheema, who galloped to 36 off 24. At 112 for 4 in the 16th over, with Cheema in full flow, Canada were still in the game but they had even more spectacular a collapse than Afghanistan, losing their final six wickets for 19 runs to be bowled out for 133.

Canada 2nd innings Partnerships

38R GunasekeraH Patel
25H PatelAS Hansra
4Rizwan CheemaH Patel
21TG GordonRizwan Cheema
24ZE SurkariRizwan Cheema
9ZE SurkariUsman Limbada
5Khurram ChohanUsman Limbada
0Khurram ChohanHS Baidwan
0Khurram ChohanRA Bhatti
7RA BhattiPA Desai