Afghanistan qualifies for 2016 Twenty20 World Cup

Player of the Match Nawroz Mangal

After a shaky start in the ICC (International Cricket Council) World Twenty20 Qualifiers, Afghanistan’s national cricket team managed to defeat Papua New Guinea (PNG) today by 6 wickets to secure themselves a spot in the 2016 ICC World Twenty20 World Cup once again. В The upcoming tournament is scheduled to be held from March 11th to April 3rd in India between 16 teams.

In today’s 20 overs play-off game, PNG opted to bat first and scored 127 runs, losing 6 wickets. Afghanistan reached the target, losing only 4 wickets. The bulk of the runs for Afghanistan came from former captain, Nawroz Mangal. He provided the team with 65 of the 128 runs they scored, and his performance earned him the Player of the Match honors. Once the Afghans won, fans rushed on to the field holding up Afghanistan’s flag and celebrating the win.

Asghar Stanikzai, who provided the Afghan team with the second highest number of runs (22) said, “We are very happy, it was important for us to qualify”.

July 23, 2015 В· admin В· No Comments
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