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Rashid Khan jumps to 1st slot on ICC ODI ranking

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Feb 20, 2018 - 15:12
KABUL: (Pajhwok) Afghanistan’s leg-spinner Rashid Khan and India pace bowler Jasprit Bumrah take the joint-top position among bowlers in the MRF Tyers ICC ODI players ranking, the world cricket body said on Tuesday. Rashid has joined Bumrah at the...
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Afghanistan finish Sharjah ODI series in style

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Feb 20, 2018 - 00:50
KABUL (Pajhwok): Afghanistan on Monday cruised to a 146-run victory over Zimbabwe in their 5th and final ODI in Sharjah, winning the series 4-1. Afghanistan posted 241-9 from their 50 overs after winning the toss and choosing to bat first. Javed...
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Zadran scripts history as Afghanistan clinch ODI series

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Feb 17, 2018 - 10:02
KABUL (Pajhwok): Leg-spinner Mujeeb Zadran rewrote history books as Afghanistan routed Zimbabwe by 10 wickets in the fourth One-Day International (ODI) in Sharjah on Friday. Zadran took his maiden five-wicket haul in the match and emerged as the...
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Afghanistan thrash Zimbabwe in 3rd ODI, take 2-1 lead

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Feb 14, 2018 - 12:06
KABUL (Pajhwok): Afghanistan convincingly routed Zimbabwe by six wickets in the third One-Day International (ODI) in Sharjah, taking a 2-1 lead in the series, a board official said on Wednesday. In Tuesday’s encounter, Zimbabwe opted to bat first...
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Experts blame defeat against Zimbabwe on poor captaincy

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Feb 13, 2018 - 00:33
KABUL (Pajhwok): Experts have linked Afghanistan’s 154 run defeat against Zimbabwe in their second of the ongoing five-match ODI series in Sharjah to what they called persistently poor performance of the captain and a lack of fast bowlers in the...
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Zimbabwe trounce Afghanistan, level ODI series

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Feb 12, 2018 - 10:07
KABUL (Pajhwok): Afghanistan have fallen to a 154-rundefeat at the hands of Zimbabwe in the second One Day International at the Sharjah Cricket Stadium. Brendan Taylor's spectacular century and Cremer's aggressive bowling spell guided Zimbabwe to...
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Afghanistan beat Zimbabwe in 1st ODI by 154 runs

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Feb 10, 2018 - 10:55
KABUL (Pajhwok): Afghanistan defeated Zimbabwe by 154 runs in the 1st One Day International (ODI) match played in Sharjah Cricket Stadium, United Arab Emirates (UAE). After winning the toss, the Afghanistan decided to bat first and gave Zimbabwe 334...
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Nangarhar-born Rashid to play for Sussex in T20 Blast

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Feb 07, 2018 - 10:45
KABUL (Pajhwok): The Nangarhar-born leg-spinner, Rashid Khan, will play for Sussex in the first half of their T20 Blast campaign, says the UK club. Khan was a member of the Adelaide Strikers, which won Australia's Big Bash League on Sunday. The...
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Afghanistan wrap up T20 series, go up in ICC rankings

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Feb 07, 2018 - 09:55
KABUL (Pajhwok): Afghanistan outplayed Zimbabwe by 17 runs to clinch the two-match T20I series at the Sharjah International Cricket Stadium, a board official said on Wednesday. By virtue of their second consecutive triumph over the opposition on...
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Afghanistan thrash Zimbabwe in Sharjah T20 opener

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Feb 06, 2018 - 00:21
KABUL (Pajhwok): Afghanistan thrashed Zimbabwe in their first Twenty/20 clash on Monday, taking a 1-0 lead in the two-match series in Sharjah. After winning the toss, the Afghans decided to field and restricted the Zimbabweans to 120 total for nine...
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ACB announce squad for World Cup Qualifier 2018

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Feb 05, 2018 - 18:12
KABUL (Pajhwok): The Afghanistan Cricket Board (ACB) squad for the International Cricket Council (ICC) World Cup Qualifier 2018 which will be held in Zimbabwe from March 4 to 25, a statement from the cricket body said on Monday. The 10 teams...
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Spinners key as Afghanistan take on Zimbabwe in 1st T20

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Feb 04, 2018 - 20:05
KABUL (Pajhwok): Afghanistan’s cricket team captain Asghar Stanikzai pledged to play quality cricket in limited over series against Zembabwe in the United Arab Emirates (UAE). The captains of Afghanistan and Zimbabwe National teams held a press...
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Afghanistan’s Qais Ahmad picked for ICC U-19 team

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Feb 04, 2018 - 15:01
KABUL (Pajhwok): Afghanistan’s Qais Ahmad has found his way into the International Cricket Council (ICC) Under-19 squad after the event ended with Indian winning the World Cup, the world cricket body announced on Sunday. The International Cricket...
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India beat Australia by 8 wickets, win U-19 World Cup

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Feb 03, 2018 - 17:47
KABUL (Pajhwok): Indian Under-19 (U-19) cricket team beat Australian U-19 team by eight wickets in the final of International Cricket Council (ICC) World Cup final match in Mount Maunganui, New Zealand on Saturday.
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Afghanistan finish fourth in ICC U-19 World Cup

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Feb 01, 2018 - 15:09
KABUL (Pajhwok): Afghanistan finished fourth in the ICC Under-19 Cricket World Cup 2018 after their third place play-off fixture with Pakistan was called off in New Zealand due to heavy raining. Afghanistan and Pakistan lost their respective...
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Participation of 4 Afghans in IPL a proud moment: Abdali

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Feb 01, 2018 - 14:52
NEW DELHI (Pajhwok): Afghan Ambassador to India Dr. Shaida Abdali says the selection of four Afghan cricketers in the Indian Premier League (IPL) shows international confidence in them. During an exclusive chat with Pajhwok Afghan News, the diplomat...
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Aussies shatter Afghanistan’s U-19 World Cup dream

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Jan 29, 2018 - 14:59
KABUL (Pajhwok): Australia thrashed Afghanistan by six wickets in the first semifinal of the 2018 edition of the ICC Under-19 World Cup at Christchurch on Monday. Australia won the toss and decided to bowl, bundling out Afghanistan for 181 in 48...
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3 more Afghan players sold in IPL auction

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Jan 28, 2018 - 23:36
KABUL (Pajhwok): After Rashid Khan who fetched nearly $1.5 million, another three Afghan players -- Mohammad Nabi, Zahir Khan and Mujeeb Zadran -- have been bought for the upcoming Indian Premier League (IPL).
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Rashid Khan picked for nearly $1.5m at IPL auction

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Jan 27, 2018 - 23:27
KABUL (Pajhwok): Afghanistan’s teenaged leg spinner Rashid Khan was bought for a $1.5 million by Sunrisers Hyderabad at the Indian Premier League (ILP) auction on Saturday. The Sunrisers tweeted after picking Khan that they were glad to have Rashid...
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Australia expect big semifinal clash with Afghanistan

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Jan 26, 2018 - 12:48
KABUL (Pajhwok): The Afghanistan-Australia semifinal of the U-19 World Cup will be a clash of spinners, says Aussie batsman Austin Waugh. The Australians would do their homework ahead of the big encounter in Christchurch on Monday, the batsman was...
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