Sports Bakhtar News Agency is the official state news agency of the Afghan government, based in Kabul. The agency is a major source of news for all media in Afghanistan, gathering domestic and international news and providing information to outlets. http://www.bakhtarnews.com.af Tue, 23 Jan 2018 09:52:07 +0000 Joomla! 1.5 - Open Source Content Management en-gb Afghanistan Beat Sri Lank In U-19 World Cup 2018 http://www.bakhtarnews.com.af/eng/sports/item/31686-afghanistan-beat-sri-lank-in-u-19-world-cup-2018.html http://www.bakhtarnews.com.af/eng/sports/item/31686-afghanistan-beat-sri-lank-in-u-19-world-cup-2018.html Afghanistan Beat Sri Lank In U-19 World Cup 2018

Wednesday January 17, 2018

Kabul (BNA) In continuation of U-19 World Cup 2018 champions, Afghanistan U-19 national cricket team had defeated Sri Lank U-19 national cricket team by 32 runs.
According to BNA report, first Afghanistan cricket team has started batting and by losing 5 wickets scored 284 runs.
Afghan batmen Ibrahim Zadrab hits 86 runs, Darwish Rasouli 63 runs, Ikrami Alikhail 55 runs, Naser Wahdat 25 runs, Ezatullah 20 runs and Qais Ahmad 10 runs.
Then, Sri Lanka U-19 national cricket team by losing his all wickets in 37 overs couldn’t reach to the chosen target and accept his failure.
Afghan bowlers Naveen-Ul-Haq snared three wickets, Ezmatullah 3 wickets and Qais Ahmad 2 wickets.
Due to rains the match has reduced from 50 overs to 38 overs.
Afghanistan clinched a place in the quarter-finals for the second time in their history.
It is mentionable that, Afghanistan U-19 national cricket team by two victories ranged at the top D group of the competitions.
Afghanistan to play with Ireland in their final group D match.
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Sports Wed, 17 Jan 2018 10:09:34 +0000
Afghanistan Under-19 Cricket Team To Play With Sri Lanka http://www.bakhtarnews.com.af/eng/sports/item/31672-afghanistan-under-19-cricket-team-to-play-with-sri-lanka.html http://www.bakhtarnews.com.af/eng/sports/item/31672-afghanistan-under-19-cricket-team-to-play-with-sri-lanka.html Afghanistan Under-19 Cricket Team To Play With Sri Lanka

Tuesday January 16, 2018

Kabul (BNA) Afghanistan under-19 national cricket team to play with Sri Lanka under-19 national cricket team in continuation of U-19 World Cup 2018.
Farid Hotak spokesman of Afghanistan Cricket Board (ACB) told BNA correspondent, it is supposed that Afghanistan U-19 national cricket team to face with Sri Lanka team at Wednesday 17 January 2018 in New Zealand.
Afghan cricket players has full preparedness for the match, Hotak added.
It is mentionable that Afghanistan u-19 national cricket in his first match has defeated Pakistan u-19 national cricket team by 5 wickets.
Afghanistan under-19 national cricket team in group D after Sri Lanka will be complete with Ireland u-19 national cricket team.
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Sports Tue, 16 Jan 2018 09:49:38 +0000
ICC U-19 Cricket World Cup: Afghanistan Stun Pakistan // President Ghani, CE Abdullah Congratulate Cricket Victory To Afghan Nation http://www.bakhtarnews.com.af/eng/sports/item/31622-icc-u-19-cricket-world-cup-afghanistan-stun-pakistan-/-president-ghani-ce-abdullah-congratulate-cricket-victory-to-afghan-nation.html http://www.bakhtarnews.com.af/eng/sports/item/31622-icc-u-19-cricket-world-cup-afghanistan-stun-pakistan-/-president-ghani-ce-abdullah-congratulate-cricket-victory-to-afghan-nation.html ICC U-19 Cricket World Cup: Afghanistan Stun Pakistan // President Ghani, CE Abdullah Congratulate Cricket Victory To Afghan Nation

Sunday, January 14, 2018

Kabul (BNA) Afghanistan defeated Pakistan in the opening match of the International Cricket Council (ICC) Under-19 World Cup in Whangarei, New Zealand, on Saturday.
Batting first, the Pakistanis — two-time champions — were bowled out for 188 runs and set the Afghanistan — the current Asian Cup holders — a 189 runs target in the 50 overs game.
Afghan chased down the target in 48 over to record a five-wicket win — thanks to an unbeaten 76 by Darwish Rasouli, who was adjudged the Man of the Match for his superb batting.
Pakistan won the toss and decided to bat first. For Afghans, Azmatullah Omari and Qais Ahmad clinched three wickets each. Afghan skipper NaveenulHaq grabbed two scalps.
For the winners, Darwish top-scored with 76 not out, Akram Alikhel (46), RahmanullahKurbaz (31) and Nisar Wahdat (19). President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani congratulated the nation over victory of Afghanistan cricket team against Pakistan cricket team in world Cup opener. Meanwhile Chief Executive Dr. Abdullah Abdullah also congratulated victory of the Afghanistan cricket team against Pakistan cricket team, saying the team not only brought happiness to war-hit Afghans, but also become a matter of pride to the nation. “Today’s match showed that Afghan youth both technically and physically prepared to win the matches and would further proceed in the cup,” the Chief Executive was quoted in the statement released by his office yesterday.
 

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Sports Sun, 14 Jan 2018 06:16:39 +0000
Afghanistan Beats Pakistan by 5 Wickets http://www.bakhtarnews.com.af/eng/sports/item/31615-afghanistan-beats-pakistan-by-5-wickets.html http://www.bakhtarnews.com.af/eng/sports/item/31615-afghanistan-beats-pakistan-by-5-wickets.html Afghanistan Beats Pakistan by 5 Wickets

Saturday January 13, 2018

Kabul (BNA) Afghanistan under-19 national cricket team has defeated Pakistan under-19 national cricket team by 5 wickets in first match of U-19 World Cup 2018.
According to BNA report, first Pakistan U-19 national cricket team started batting and by losing his all players set 188 runs in 48 overs.
Pakistani batmen Rahil Nazer hits 82 runs, Ali Zaryab 30 runs and Mohammad Taha 13 runs.
Meanwhile Afghan bowers Naween-Ul-Haq took out 2 wickets, Azmatullah 3 wickets, Qais Ahmad 3 wickets, Zahir Khan 1 wicket and Naser Wahdat also 1 wicket.
Afghan batsmen Darwish Rasouli managed to scores 76 runs, Rahmanuallh 31 runs, Akramkhail 46 runs and Nasir Wahdat 19 runs.
Already, Afghanistan u-19 national cricket team had been defeated Pakistan u-19 national cricket team in Asian Cup competitions.
Afghanistan u-19 national cricket team to play with Sri Lanka u-19 national cricket team on Wednesday 17 January 2018.
Under-19 World Cup 2018 competitions has started between 16 teams in New Zealand today.
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Sports Sat, 13 Jan 2018 12:25:37 +0000
Afghanistan U-19 Cricket Team To Play with Pakistan http://www.bakhtarnews.com.af/eng/sports/item/31598-afghanistan-u-19-cricket-team-to-play-with-pakistan.html http://www.bakhtarnews.com.af/eng/sports/item/31598-afghanistan-u-19-cricket-team-to-play-with-pakistan.html Afghanistan U-19 Cricket Team To Play with Pakistan

Friday January 12, 2018
Kabul (BNA) Afghanistan under-19 national cricket team in its first match to face with Pakistan under-19 national cricket team in World Cup 2018 tomorrow.
According to BNA report, based on previous schedule the match to be held on Saturday 13 January 2018 at 2:00 PM in New Zealand.
After the match, Afghanistan u-19 national cricket team to play with Sri Lanka and Ireland u-19 national cricket teams.
U-19 World Cup 2018 will be held between 16 u-19 cricket teams in New Zealand.
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Sports Fri, 12 Jan 2018 17:47:54 +0000
Afghanistan Cricketer Baheer Shah Averages More Than Don Bradman http://www.bakhtarnews.com.af/eng/sports/item/31592-afghanistan-cricketer-baheer-shah-averages-more-than-don-bradman.html http://www.bakhtarnews.com.af/eng/sports/item/31592-afghanistan-cricketer-baheer-shah-averages-more-than-don-bradman.html Afghanistan Cricketer Baheer Shah Averages More Than Don Bradman

Thursday January 11, 2018

Kabul (BNA) The graph of Afghanistan cricketers has risen sharply recently on the international platform and as a team too they have surprised everyone with the transformation. Now under-19 cricketer Baheer Shah has come into the limelight for his exceptional batting average, which is even more than the legendary Sir Don Bradman. Surprisingly, he has the highest batting average in the world for players with more than 1,000 first-class runs. Baheer has played seven first-class games so far (12 innings) for Speen Ghar Region in which he has already scored 1,096 runs with an average of 121.77 -- the highest in the world.
In his debut first-class game, Baheer played a superb innings of unbeaten 256 against Amo Region at Amanullah, which is the second-best by any batsman on debut.
He has already scored a triple hundred in the format and became the second youngest to do so after former Pakistan captain Javed Miandad. The record is of 260 by Mumbai's Amol Muzumdar.
"That was an unforgettable moment for me. I stayed at the wicket for two days, staying very comfortable. I worked on my fitness before the tournament and the coaches taught me how to bat well. For everyone whenever they get the best score in their life it's a very enjoyable, exciting moment," Baheer was quoted as saying by icc-cricket.com.
"It's difficult to get the opportunity to play for our domestic sides, so I'm very thankful for my family and for my friends and my head coach for their support. I only thought I would try my best for my side, so to get 1,000 runs was amazing," he added.
Currently, he is part the Afghanistan team for the ICC Under-19 World Cup to be held in New Zealand from January 13.
"I've started very well in the warm-up matches in Napier. They were good sides with first class players, but we played four matches and won all four. It's a very good chance for every youngster to promote his career so I'm trying very hard to have a good performance at this World Cup," said Baheer.
"I like to play in different and challenging situations. There are a lot of changeable situations, but I only want to stay at the wicket and take the pressure on myself and away from my partners. My favourite player is Hashim Amla because he is very calm and plays very well in difficult situations. I just want to keep calm and go forwards."
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Sports Thu, 11 Jan 2018 10:41:22 +0000
Afghanistan National Cricket Team Off To UAE http://www.bakhtarnews.com.af/eng/sports/item/31587-afghanistan-national-cricket-team-off-to-uae.html http://www.bakhtarnews.com.af/eng/sports/item/31587-afghanistan-national-cricket-team-off-to-uae.html Afghanistan National Cricket Team Off To UAE

Wednesday January 10, 2018

Kabul (BNA) Afghanistan national cricket team went to United Arabic Emirate to play warm-up matches with UAE national cricket team.
Farid Hotak spokesman of Afghanistan Cricket Board (ACB) told BNA correspondent, Afghanistan national cricket beside training camp to play three matches with UAE national cricket team as warm-up matches.
After training camp and warm-up matches, Afghanistan national cricket team to face with Zimbabwe national cricket team in two 20 overs matches and five ODI matches in UAE stadium by hosting Afghanistan, Hotak added.
It is supposed that the matches between Afghanistan and Zimbabwe to be held in 5-19 February 2018 in UAE.
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Sports Wed, 10 Jan 2018 07:08:03 +0000
Warm-Up Match; Afghanistan Beats Bangladesh By 56 Runs http://www.bakhtarnews.com.af/eng/sports/item/31557-warm-up-match-afghanistan-beats-bangladesh-by-56-runs.html http://www.bakhtarnews.com.af/eng/sports/item/31557-warm-up-match-afghanistan-beats-bangladesh-by-56-runs.html Warm-Up Match; Afghanistan Beats Bangladesh By 56 Runs

Monday January 8, 2018

Kabul (BNA) Afghanistan under-19 national cricket team in first warm-up match had defeated Bangladesh under-19 national cricket team on Monday in New Zealand.
According to BNA report, Afghanistan cricket team started the match and by losing 8 wickets set 206 runs in 48 overs for Bangladesh cricket team.
In the match Afghan batmen’s Azmatullah scored 81 runs, Ibrahim Zadran hit 32 runs, Bahar Shah made 44 runs, while Mujeeb Zadran keep count 15.
But, Bangladesh cricket team by losing all their wickets in 42 overs couldn’t reach to the chosen target and accepted his failure.
Afghan bowlers’ Naven-ul-Haq take out 4 wickets, Qais Ahmad 3 wickets, Zaher Khan one wicket and Wafadar also one wicket.
It is supposed that Afghanistan under-19 national cricket team to face with Pakistan, Sari Lanka and Ireland under-19 national cricket teams in U-19 World Cup 2018 in New Zealand.
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Sports Mon, 08 Jan 2018 11:42:37 +0000
ICC T20 Rankings Graph Shows Rashid Khan In 2nd Position http://www.bakhtarnews.com.af/eng/sports/item/31412-icc-t20-rankings-graph-shows-rashid-khan-in-2nd-position.html http://www.bakhtarnews.com.af/eng/sports/item/31412-icc-t20-rankings-graph-shows-rashid-khan-in-2nd-position.html ICC T20 Rankings Graph Shows Rashid Khan In 2nd Position

Wednesday December 27, 2017

Kabul (BNA) Afghan cricket player Rashid Khan moved to the 2nd position in T20 rankings bowlers that recently had announced by ICC (International Cricket Council).
Farid Hotak spokesperson of Afghanistan Cricket Board told BNA reporter, Rashid Khan, who has 718 points could to obtain 2nd position among 100 top bowlers.
Imad Wasim Pakistani bowler is the top of the rankings. 
Hamza Hotak and Mohammad Nabi two others Afghan cricket players are the 13th and 19th positions of the rankings.
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Sports Wed, 27 Dec 2017 07:43:02 +0000
Afghanistan’s Rashid Khan Shines In His Debut In Australia’s BBL Cricket League http://www.bakhtarnews.com.af/eng/sports/item/31361-afghanistan’s-rashid-khan-shines-in-his-debut-in-australia’s-bbl-cricket-league.html http://www.bakhtarnews.com.af/eng/sports/item/31361-afghanistan’s-rashid-khan-shines-in-his-debut-in-australia’s-bbl-cricket-league.html Afghanistan’s Rashid Khan Shines In His Debut In Australia’s BBL Cricket League

Sunday, December 24, 2017

Kabul (BNA) The Afghan national cricket team player Rashid Khan shined in the opening match of the Adele Strikers in Australia’s Big Bash League as he claimed two important middle order wicket to bag the man of the match prize besides helping the team to secure their maiden victory.
Playing in Adelaide of Australia, the Adelaide Strikers won the toss and elected to bat first, setting a target of 164 runs from 20 overs and by losing 6 wickets.
However, in return the Sydney Thunder could chase the given target and were all out after scoring 110 runs from 17.4 overs and losing all their wickets.
 

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