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Monday February 25, 2019

Kabul (BNA) Rashid Khan became the first spinner to get a hat trick in a Twenty20 international as Afghanistan swept Ireland 3-0 with a 32-run victory in the third and final game on Sunday.
According to BNA report, Mohammad Nabi's 81 off 36 balls propelled Afghanistan to 210-7 after Ireland captain Paul Stirling won the toss and chose to field. Rashid's 5-27 included the wickets of George Dockrell (18), Shane Getkate (2) and Simi Singh (0) off the first three deliveries of the 18th over to restrict Ireland to 178-8.
Brief scores:
Afghanistan 210/7 in 20 overs (Mohammad Nabi 81; Boyd Rankin 3-53) beat Ireland 178/8 in 20 overs (Kevin O’Brien 74; Rashid Khan 5-27) by 32 runs.
The two teams will now play five one-day internationals starting Thursday followed by a one-off Test at the same venue, which is Afghanistan's adopted home ground.
M.A.Ansari
 

Sunday February 24, 2019

Kabul (BNA) Afghanistan on Saturday took an unassailable 2-0 lead in the three-match series against Ireland after amassing the highest total in T20 Internationals, 278 for 3, which led to an 84-run win in the second game.
According to BNA report, Hazratullah Zazai (162 not out off 62) and Usman Ghani (73 off 48) set a new record for the opening-wicket partnership with a 236-run stand as Afghanistan surpassed Australia’s 263 for 3 posted against Sri Lanka at Pallekele in 2016.
In response, Ireland ended with 194 for 6 with skipper Paul Stirling (91 off 50) being with the top-scorer. Star spinner Rashid Khan ended with four wickets, conceding 25 runs in four overs.
Afghanistan had won the first T20 by five wickets to go 1-0 up in the three-match series. The final game will be played today.
SCORES IN BRIEF:
AFGHANISTAN: 278 for 3 in 20 overs (Zazai 162, Ghani 73; Rankin 1-35)
IRELAND: 194 for 6 in 20 overs (Stirling 91, Kevin O Brien 37; Rashid 4-25)
Result: Afghanistan won by 84 runs
M.A.Ansari
 

Saturday February 23, 2019

Kabul (BNA) selection competitions has started between nine taekwondo teams in Kabul.
Bashir Taraki coach of Afghanistan national taekwondo team told BNA reporter, 98 taekwondo athletes are participating in the competitions.
The competitions launch in 10 steps in physical education’s gymnasium, Taraki added.
The aim of the competitions is select of 40 top taekwondo athletes, Taraki concluded.
M.A.Ansari
 

Saturday February 23, 2019

Kabul (BNA) Afghanistan national cricket team to play with Ireland national cricket team is his second T20 match today.
According to BNA report, Afghanistan national cricket team in his first T20 match succeeded to defeat Ireland national cricket team by five wickets.
Today match will be started at 5:30 pm.
M.A.Ansari
 

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