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Afghanistan bounce back, beat Nepal by six wickets in WCQ

Afghanistan bounce back, beat Nepal by six wickets in WCQ

Mar 10, 2018 - 20:17

KABUL (Pajhwok): After suffering three successive losses, Afghanistan came back strongly on Saturday and beat Nepal by six wickets in ongoing competition of World Cup Qualifiers (WCQ) played at Bulawayo.

Rahmat Shah and Najibullah came up with vital contributions to register their first win in the WCQ. The six-wicket win over Nepal with 11.2 overs to spare meant Afghanistan still have an outside chance to qualify for the Super Sixes.

For that, they will need Nepal to beat Hong Kong in their final group game on Monday, according to the ESPN cricinfo.

This would force a three-way between Afghanistan, Nepal and Hong Kong, with Afghanistan having a good chance or progressing because of a superior net run rate.
However, they will not carry forward points (points are only carried forward for victories against the other teams progressing to the Super Sixes, and Afghanistan have lost to both Scotland and Zimbabwe).

Winning the toss in today’s contest, Nepal decided to bat first and managed to score 194 runs all out with one ball to spare.

Afghanistan took confidant start to chase less than 200 target. The men in blue this time managed to reach comfortably to the 195 mark.

Moahmmad Nabi was declared man of the match with his 32 balls 34. Rahmat 46 and Najibullah’s 52 runs ensured that Afghanistan reached the target.