Afghanistan beat Hong Kong by 7 wickets to keep their World T20 main round hopes alive at Chittagong today.
Afghans were restricted by some quality bowling from Hong Kong in the early going, before Mohammad Shahzad and Shafiqullah hit twin half-centuries to steer the chase.
Man of the match Shahzad was particularly impressive, hitting six boundaries and three sixes on his way to 68 off 53 balls.
Earlier, Hong Kong posted a challenging total of 152 against Afghanistan in in the fifth match of the World T20 in Chittagong today.
Hong Kong were powered bya couple of 30s from Barkat, Atkinson and Chapman befor a late blitz by Tanwir Afzal helped them cross the 150-mark.
Shapoor Zadran, Gulbadin Naib and skipper Mohammad Nabi claimed two wickets each for the Afghans.
W Barkat, I Ahmed, J Atkinson, M Chapman, B Hayat, N Khan, M Dar (who won't bowl), T Afzal, A Khan, H Amjad, N Ahmed
M Shahzad, N Tarakai, A Stanikzai, S Shafiq, N Zadran, M Nabi, S Shenwari, G Naib, H Hotak, D Zadran, S Zadran