Afghanistan got easy victory over UAE

by Toqui Tahmid | Posted on Monday, April 2nd, 2018 | 0

Afghanistan is one of the most potential team in ICC World Cup Qualifier 2018 and they are placed into group B. They have kept their winning streak continue and heading towards their target. They have started to clear their obstacle on their way and as per to do so, they beat United Arab Emirates. Now, this two teams from two groups played against each other in Super Six round where Afghanistan got easy victory over UAE (United Arab Emirates).

Afghanistan got easy victory over UAE

In the group stage competition, Afghanistan failed to show their best performance and almost lost their place in playoff. But finally they finished the group stage competition standing on the 3rd position on group B. Their Super Six opponent United Arab Emirates also finished their group level by standing on the 3rd position and so, both of them were qualified for the Super Six round. In the last Super Six match which was staged between Afghanistan and UAE, the match was staged in 20th March, 2018. It was hosted at Old Hararians, Harare where Afghanistan won by five wickets finally.

Afghanistan passed the group stage where they played total four matches but won only once. But considering the rest teams statistics, they got promoted. On the other hand UAE won two matches there. But considering head to head battle between UAE and Afghan, Afghan is far better team than UAE no doubt. They are in ICC ranking team where UAE still not counted.

The match between them in Super Six was not so competitive where earlier in 20th March, 2018 UAE won the toss and decided to bat first. They did not play full 50 overs but in 43 overs UAE lost all wickets. They scored 177r uns only where Shaiman Anwar scored highest 64 runs so far. Rashid Khan who is a legendary bowler took five wickets highest for Afghan team.

Later, Afghanistan came to bat and though their opening partnership was broken in 3 runs and 2nd  and 3rd wickets were gone in 36 and 38 runs but another opener Gulbadin Naib stood strong. He made partnership with Zadran and both led the team to victory. Gulbadin scored 74 runs and Zadran scored 63 runs unbeaten for the team. So, in 34.3 overs Afghanistan left the ground with victory. Mohammad Naveed and Qadeer Ahmed took two wickets each for UAE. Gulbadin Naib was announced as the player of the match. So, Afghanistan won two matches in Super Six where they played two matches till now. On the other side, UAE lost two matches out of two.

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