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  ICC World T20: Afghanistan storm into main round

ICC World T20: Afghanistan storm into main round

PTI
Published : Mar 13, 2016, 6:06 am IST
Updated : Mar 13, 2016, 6:06 am IST

Afghanistan on Saturday romped into the main round of the ICC World T20 after crushing Zimbabwe by a whopping 59 runs in their final Group B qualifying contest.

Aghanistan wicketkeeper Mohammad Shahzad (left) and 	Samiullah Shenwari celebrate Afghanistan’s victory. 	— PTI
 Aghanistan wicketkeeper Mohammad Shahzad (left) and Samiullah Shenwari celebrate Afghanistan’s victory. — PTI

Afghanistan on Saturday romped into the main round of the ICC World T20 after crushing Zimbabwe by a whopping 59 runs in their final Group B qualifying contest.

In a do-or-die match, the Afghans outplayed Zimbabwe in all departments by first scoring a challenging 186/6 in 20 overs and then bowling out opposition for 127 in 19.4 overs.

Afghanistan won all their three qualifying round matches having won their first two games against Scotland and Hong Kong respectively. Afghanistan have been clubbed with England, Sri Lanka, West Indies and South Africa for the Super 10 and they will open their campaign against Sri Lanka at the Eden Gardens on March 17.

Scores: Afghanistan 186/6 in 20 overs (Mohammad Nabi 52, Samiullah Shenwari 43, Mohammed Shahzad 40, Tinashe Panyangara 3/32) bt Zimbabwe 127 in 19.4 overs (Tinashe Panyangara 17, Hamid Hassan 2/11, Rashid Khan 3/11)

Location: India, Maharashtra, Nagpur