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Hindukush Strikers Wins the Green Afghanistan One Day Cup 2022

The Green Afghanistan One Day Cup 2022, which was commenced on May 8 in Khost Province, ended with the Hindukush Strikers crowned champions, beating the Pamir Legends by 3 wickets in the Grand Final of the event.

The event featured 3 teams, the Hindukush Strikers, Pamir Legends and the Maiwand Defenders. All the participating teams, in a double round-robin format played 4 games in the league stage among which the top two of the table the strikers and legends have advanced to the final of the event.

At the final match, the Pamir Legends opted to bat first and have managed to score 172/4 in 39 overs before some bad weather and a slight drizzle reduced the game to 39, then to 36 and then to 33 overs, where according to the DLS method, the revised target was set 204 runs for the Hindukush Strikers to chase in 33 overs.

Hindukush Strikers got off to a decent start and banking on the half-centuries by Ibrahim Zadran and Bahir Shah and a quick-fire cameo by Najibullah Zadran, chased down the total in the last over with 3 wickets to spare to win the title of the Green Afghanistan One Day Cup 2022.

Ibrahim Zadran was adjudged as the player of the match for his 60 runs in the 2nd inning. Shahidullah Kamal who had scored 271 runs at an average of 67.75 including 3 half-centuries to his name in the event was awarded as the best batter of the tournament. The left-arm spinner Zia Akbar who had taken 14 wickets at a bowling average of 12 runs, was awarded as the best bowler of the event.

Sediqullah Atal was awarded as the emerging player of the event, where Ibrahim Zadran, who had scored 254 runs with a hundred and a half-century to his name was declared as the best player of the tournament.

The tournament was regarded as the best initiative to provide enough preparation for the national players going to the Zimbabwe tour as well as built an excellent platform for the youngsters to play alongside their senior players and have their skills and capacities developed.