Afghanistan wins cricket tournament!

Afghanistan’s national cricket team today defeated Nepal by 7 wickets in the final match to win the 2013 ACC (Asian Cricket Council) Twenty20 Cup, which was held in Nepal. This is the the fourth time that Afghanistan has won this tournament. A total of 10 team from Asia participated in this year’s tournament. The teams were divided into 2 groups. Group A consisted of Hong Kong, Nepal, Malaysia, Maldives, and Singapore. Group B consisted of Afghanistan, UAE (United Arab Emirates), Kuwait, Oman, and Bahrain.

After defeating Hong Kong in the semifinals, Afghanistan went up against host country Nepal in the final match of the tournament. Afghanistan won the coin toss, but chose to field, and let Nepal bat first. They kept Nepal at 135 runs. When they got up to bat, they easily reached the target with 7 wickets remaining. Afghanistan’s 22 year old Gulbadin Naib was chosen as the player of the match for scoring 43 runs (not out) in the game. The young players on the team really played a big role in ensuring victory for Afghanistan, according to the Afghan coaches. This means that the future of Afghan cricket is very bright.

View scorecard for final match

April 3, 2013 · admin · No Comments
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