Afghanistan Provincial Challenge Cup: Atal scripts easy Khost win
Bakhtar Atal's fine spell helped Khost Province beat Helmand Province by nine wickets in the opening match of the Afghanistan Provincial Challenge Cup Grade One Tournament 2020
Match Summary - Khost Province vs Helmand Province, Group A, Match 1, APC Cup
Helmand Province 57 (20.3)
Fall of wickets: 1-5 (Qudratullah-1.2 ov), 2-10 (Mohammad Kabir-2.6 ov), 3-22 (Nazir Ahmad-5.2 ov), 4-22 (Rahimullah Sahak-5.6 ov), 5-25 (Sharifullah-8.2 ov), 6-39 (Zalmai Khan-12.6 ov), 7-53 (Abdul Nafi-18.5 ov), 8-55 (Abdul Hakim-19.4 ov), 9-55 (Dastagir Khan-19.5 ov), 10-57 (Bari Kakar-20.3 ov)
Khost Province 58-1 (8)
Fall of wickets: 1-41 (Naveed Obaid - 6.5 ov)
Result - Khost Province won by nine wickets
The #GradeOne provincial limited overs challenge Cup kicked off today in Khost between 8 teams in two groups.— M.ibrahim Momand (@IbrahimReporter) August 13, 2020
Surprisingly these matches are being played with red ball & white kits.
This is Afghanistan cricket for you. pic.twitter.com/JcQtUIHEeK
At the Khost Cricket Stadium in Khost, Khost opted to field and it paid instant dividends. Helmand was shot down for just 57 in 20.3 overs. Atal with figures of four for 23 along with Zia Sharafi (2-17), Hasibullah Lakanwal (2-12) and Noor Ahmad (2-4) helped lead the Khost bowling charge. Just two Helmand batsmen entered double figures including Nazir Ahmad (11) and Abdul Nafi (15).
The chase for Khost was very easy as they achieved the target in just eight overs with openers Naveed Obaid (24) and Rahim Mangal (25 not out) adding 41. The target was achieved in just eight overs.
Helmand Province: Qudratullah, Mohammad Kabir, Nazir Ahmad, Rahimullah Sahak, Sharifullah, Zalmai Khan, Abdul Nafi, Abdul Hakim, Dastagir Khan (captain), Bari Kakar, Nawid Mohammad Kabir
Khost Province: Naveed Obaid, Rahim Mangal, Shahidullah Kamal (captain),
Hasham, Bakhtar Atal, Rahmanullah Zadran, Hasibullah Lakanwal, Shaheen, Zia Sharifi, Sadam Mangal, Mohammadullah Atal, Noor Ahmad
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