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Afghanistan Provincial Challenge Cup: Farmanullah's all-round effort seals the deal for Kabul

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Kabul Province's Farmanullah starred with an all-round performance in a three wicket win over Khost Province in a Group A match of the Afghanistan Provincial Challenge Cup 2020.

Kabul elected to field at the Khost Cricket Stadium. Kabul's bowlers bowled a tight line to deny Khost. The lead bowler for Kabul was Abdul Rahman (4-37). Farmanullh provided support with an expensive spell of three for 61. The Khost batting line-up was well served by useful knocks by Asghar Atal (32), Rahmanullah (33), Mohammadullah (37) and Emal (35). The most important partnership of the innings was for the sixth wicket between Mohammadullah and Emal.Khost finally finished at 224 in 49.3 overs.

The chase for Kabul was fashioned by a fifth wicket stand of 108 between Younas Ahmadzai (52: 68b, 2x4, 2x6) and Darwish Rasooli (57: 96b, 2x4, 2x6). Earlier opener Imrqan Jant (34) provided the initial stability to the innings.

Later in the innings Farmaullah's unbeaten 41 ball 39 with two boundaries and two sixes provided the finishing touches to the chase. Kabul finally overhauled the target in 50th over with three wickets and five balls to spare to finish at 230 for seven.

 

Match Summary-Khost Province v Kabul Province, Group A, Afghanistan Provincial Challenge Cup 2020

 Match Scorecard & Stats + Analysis

Khost Province 224 (49.3)

Fall of wickets: 1-43 (Naveed Obaid-7.1 ov), 2-46 (Shahidullah-9.1 ov), 3-94 (Rahmanullah-20.6 ov), 4-99 (Asghar Atal-23.2 ov), 5-129 (Shaheen-31.4 ov), 6-183 (Emal-41.3 ov), 7-187 (Mohammadullah-43.6 ov), 8-193 (Nasim Mangal-44.5 ov), 9-197 (Khalil Gurbaz-45.4 ov), 10-224 (Bakhtarullah Atal-49.3 ov)

 

Kabul Province 230-7 (49.1)

Fall of wickets: 1-1 (Gulab Omarzai-0.6 ov), 2-11 (Shafiqullah Ghafari-3.2 ov), 3-54 (Imran Janat-12.5 ov), 4-62 (Nisar Wahdat-13.5 ov), 5-170 (Younas Ahmadzai-36.6 ov), 6-197 (Darwish Rasooli-43.4 ov), 7-200 (Ishaq Zazai-44.5 ov)

 

Playing XIs

Khost Province: Naveed Obaid, Shahidullah (captain), Rahmanullah, Asghar Atal, Shaheen, Emal, Mohammadullah, Nasim Mangal, Khalil Gurbaz, Bakhtarullah Atal, Haseebullah

 

Kabul Province: Gulab Omarzai, Shafiqullah Ghafari, Imran Janat, Nisar Wahdat (captain), Younas Ahmadzai, Darwish Rasooli, Ishaq Zazai, Farmanullah, Abdul Rahman, Parvez Amin, Mohammad Iqbal

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