ICC WCQ 2018: Afghanistan stay alive, beat UAE by 5 wickets

WION Web Team
New Delhi, Delhi, India Published: Mar 20, 2018, 03:44 PM(IST)

Afghanistan lost their way in the middle but eventually managed to chase down the total within 35 overs. Photograph:( Zee News Network )

Afghanistan have kept their hopes alive in the ICC World Cup Qualifier by defeating UAE in the Match 6 of the Super Sixes. 

UAE, which opted to bat first, were bowled out for 177 in 43 overs.

Afghanistan lost their way in the middle but eventually managed to chase down the total within 35 overs.

Naveen and Qadeer Ahmed shared 4 wickets between them. 

UAE gave away 10 extras, an unpardonable sin when you are set out to defend a low target.

Earlier, UAE never seemed settle in the middle as they kept losing wickets at regular intervals. 

However, Shaiman Anwar got a responsible 64 and Naveed smashed a 20-ball 45. 

Afghanistan will need to win their next match against Ireland and hope Zimbabwe to lose against UAE to qualify for ICC World Cup 2019.
 

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