Afghanistan Makes Cricket World Cup Entry Memorable

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In Afghanistan's first ever Cricket World Cup, Afghanistan played gallantly in their loss to Bangladesh in Australia's capital Canberra. Afghanistan's opening bowlers put huge pressure on the opposition which the Bangladeshi batsman were able to adapt to to achieve a target of 268 runs. Chasing the target while batting, the Afghan national team chased the total valiantly with Nawroz Mangal and Samiullah Shenwari scoring 62 runs from 118 balls and Najibullah Zadran and Mohammad Nabi scoring 58 runs from 68 balls. However, the Afghan team was bowled out after having scored 162 runs in 42.5 overs. Cricket in Afghanistan has taken enormous strides forward in recent years which has inspired the country's population, particularly after qualifying for the Cricket World Cup for the first time, which is being hosted by Australia and New Zealand. Afghanistan will play its next game of the tournament against Sri Lanka on February the 22nd.