• Wednesday, September 03, 2014

Afghans beat HK by 7 wkts

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Hong Kong 153/8 (20/20 ov)
Afghanistan 154/3 (18/20 ov)
Afghans won by 7 wickets
Hong Kong batsman Chapman's valiant effort went to vein as Afghanistan beat his team by 7 wickets in World T20 at Chittagong Stadium on Tuesday. Photo: Firoz Ahmed
Hong Kong batsman Chapman's valiant effort went to vein as Afghanistan beat his team by 7 wickets in World T20 at Chittagong Stadium on Tuesday. Photo: Firoz Ahmed

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.

Hong Kong won the toss and elected to bat against Afghanistan in the fifth match of the World T20 in Chittagong today.

TEAMS

Hong Kong

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

Afghanistan

M Shahzad, N Tarakai, A Stanikzai, S Shafiq, N Zadran, M Nabi, S Shenwari, G Naib, H Hotak, D Zadran, S Zadran

Published: 3:49 pm Tuesday, March 18, 2014

Last modified: 8:58 pm Tuesday, March 18, 2014

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