Historic Cricket World Cup Win For Afghanistan

afganTop-order batsman Samiullah Shenwari struck a gritty 96 to pave the way for Afghanistan’s historic one-wicket win against Scotland in a nail-bitting Pool A match of the cricket World Cup, here today.

After Shenwari fell, Afghanistan were still 19 runs short, but a last-wicket stand between Hamid Hassan and Shapoor Zadran got Afghanistan over the line with three balls to spare, Zadran hitting the winning boundary off Iain Wardlaw, sparking wild celebrations.

After the game, man of the match Shenwari said: “We lost five wickets early and I had the responsibility to stay there till the end.

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