Mohammad Shahzad scored a blistering 84 after Mujeeb ur Rahman claimed a four-wicket haul as Afghanistan defeated Windes by seven wickets in the final of the ICC World Cup Qualifiers 2018 tournament in Harare.
The victory of United Arab Emirates over Zimbabwe has given a lifeline to both Ireland and Afghanistan with the winner in the final game of the round in Harare having all to play for as they will join Windies in the qualification for the 2019 World Cup.
Rashid Khan claimed a five-wicket haul while Gulbadin Naib and Najibullah Zadran slammed unbeaten half-centuries as Afghanistan managed to remain alive in the ICC World Cup Qualifiers tournament with a five-wicket win over United Arab Emirates in Harare.
Mohammad Nabi and Rashid Khan shared seven wickets between them as Afghanistan restricted Nepal to 194 and later chased down the target in the 39th over with six wickets in hand to keep their hope of making to the Super Six in the ICC World Cup Qualifiers 2018 alive.
Having entered the tournament as favourites, Afghanistan now find themselves in a must-win situation when they face Hong Kong in the 12th game of the ICC World Cup Qualifiers 2018 encounter at Bulawayo Athletic Club.
Afghanistan wicket-keeper has been handed a two-game suspension by the International Cricket Council following a breach of conduct in the recently concluded ICC World Cup Qualifiers game against Zimbabwe.
Sikandar Raza continued his impressive run with a 60-run knock followed by a three-wicket haul as Zimbabwe edged out Afghanistan by two-run in Bulawayo to maintain their winning streak in the ICC World Cup Qualifiers 2018.
A 208-run third wicket partnership between Calum MacLeod and Richie Berrington helped defending champions Scotland surprise Afghanistan by seven wickets in a Group B fixture of the ICC Cricket World Cup Qualifier 2018 at the Bulawayo Athletic Club on Sunday.
The spin and pace combination of Nikita Miller and Kemar Roach saved the Windies blushes in their ICC Cricket World Cup Qualifier 2018 warm-up match against the United Arab Emirates when they bowled the two-time former world champions to a 32-run victory at the Harare Sports Club on Thursday.