ISLAMABAD: The Afghanistan-A national cricket team defeated Pakistan-A cricket team by 54 runs during a 15 over friendly match on Saturday.
The match played at Shalimar Cricket Ground was won by Afghanistan-A by 54 runs as Pakistan-A could only manage to score 100 runs against target of 154 in 15 overs.
The Afghanistan-A team chose to bat first after winning toss, setting a target of 155 runs from 15 overs.
Afghanistan-A lost six wickets, with Najibullah Zadran remaining not out after scoring 60 runs from 32 balls along with Samiullah Shenwari who scored 27 runs from 14 balls.
Other batsmen, Mohammad Shahzad scored 17 runs, Najeeb Tarakai 18 runs, Hashamtullah Shaidi 11 runs and Mohammad Nabi 15 runs.
For Pakistan, bowlers Muhammad Irfan, Raza Hassan and Anwar Ali shared one scalp each.
The Pakistan-A batsmen could not chase the given target and lost their 9 wickets to score 100 runs from 15 overs.
In reply to run rate of 10.27 per over, the Pakistan-A accumulated 100 runs with 6.67 per over at the loss of nine
Only four Pakistani batsmen could reach the double figures against tight bowling by the guest team.
On the Afghan bowling side, Mohammad Nabi, Aftab Alam and Gulbadin Naib took two wickets each, while Fareed Ahmad and M Nasim Baras took one wicket each to restrict the Pakistan-A batsmen to 100 runs.