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Dawlat muscles Afghanistan to first win

Afghanistan reinvigorated their hopes of qualifying for the main round of the Asia Cup T20 with a thrilling three-wicket win over Oman in Fatullah on Saturday. The star of the show was Dawlat Zadran, who clubbed two consecutive sixes in the final over bowled by left-arm spinner Ajay Lalcheta as …

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Nikpai aims for a hat-trick in Rio Olympics

Inside the quiet ambience of North Eastern Indira Gandhi Regional Institute of Health and Medical Sciences (NEIGRIHMS) here, a 13-member-strong men and women taekwondo teams from Afghanistan are practicing on Sunday under the watchful eyes of South Korean coach Sin-Hak Min. At first glance, one might dismiss it as a …

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Afghanistan U-19s cruise to massive win

Afghanistan Under-19s eased to an eight-wicket win against New Zealand Under-19s in Cox’s Bazar, to move to the ninth-place playoff final. New Zealand were reduced to 35 for 6 by the 19th over, after opting to bat. Useful contributions, however, from Josh Clarkson (25), Aniket Parikh (48) and Nathan Smith …

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Fortune favours the brave: Afghanistan clinch ODI series

Gulbadin Naib’s gutsy pinch-hitting powered Afghanistan to a sensational win over Zimbabwe in the last One-Day International (ODI) at the Sharjah International Cricket Stadium on Wednesday night. With the two-wicket triumph in the hard-fought encounter, Afghanistan clinched the five-match series against the Test-playing Zimbabweans. The winners, surviving early jitters, staged …

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