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Afghanistan Beats Bahrain in Asian T20 Cricket

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Afghanistan on Thursday beat Bahrain in the Asian T20 cricket by 72 runs, raising its chances of qualifying for the World Cup 2015 after beating Oman earlier this week.

Afghanistan proved too strong for Gulf nation, setting a 157 run target for Bahrain with Gulbadin Naib batting the highest score for the Afghans with 46 runs.

Bahrain could not even double Naib’s batting score, making only 85 runs. Naib shone again in the bowling, taking four wickets in four overs.

Naib was named man of the match.

Afghanistan will next face UAE and Kuwait in the T20 championship on Saturday and Sunday respectively.

The Asian T20, hosted by Nepal this year, has 10 teams competing. The top two teams will head to the 2015 World Cup.

The Afghan team playing in Nepal includes Mohammad Nabi Esakhel, Karim Sadiq, Shapoor Zadran, Nasim Briz, Najibullah Zadran, Fazal Niazi, Gulbodin Naib, Samiullah Shinwari, Shafiqullah Shafaq, Mohammad Nasim, Mohammad Sami Agha, Aftab Alam, and Hamza Hotak.

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