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Afghanistan cricketer Shapoor Zadran celebrates after he dismissed Indian cricketer Gautam Gambhir during the ICC Twenty20 Cricket World Cup match between India and Afghanistan at the R. Premadasa Stadium in Colombo on on September 19, 2012. AFP PHOTO / LAKRUWAN WANNIARACHCHILAKRUWAN WANNIARACHCHI/AFP/GettyImages

Afghanistan defeats Netherlands by 32 runs in T20 World Cup Qualifying round

AT Monitoring Desk-KABUL: The national cricket team defeated Netherlands by 32 runs in the second qualifier match for International Cricket Council (ICC) World Twenty20.

Afghans set a target of 163 runs from 20 overs by losing 7 wickets after Netherlands won the toss and elected to field first.

Samiullah Shinware, scored 44 runs from 42 balls by hitting 3 fours and 1 six, while Mohammad Nabi and Najibullah Zadran scored 33 runs each.

Nawroz Mangal scored 29 runs, Shafiqullah remained not out after scoring 13 runs from 3 balls and by hitting 2 sixes.

The Netherlands batsmen could not chase the given target and were all out after scoring 130 runs from 19.4 overs.

On the bowling side Dawlat Zadran and Sharafuddin Ashraf took 3 wickets each, Mohammad Nabi 2 wickets and Hamid Hassan 1 wicket.

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