In the wake of delivering a dazzling upset triumph over their more liked and severe neighbors Pakistan, Afghanistan skipper Hashmatullah Shahidi said his group has set sights on additional such wins in their continuous mission at the ODI World Cup. Leaving the cricketing scene and savants in sheer skepticism, Afghanistan enlisted their second shock triumph On the planet Cup and their very first success over Pakistan in 50-over cricket.
Riding on an amazing all over execution in the field, Afghanistan staggered their neighbors with a pounding eight-wicket rout on a slow Chennai surface on Monday.
The initial sets of Rahmanullah Gurbaz (65), and Ibrahim Zadran (87), alongside Rahmat Shah (77)* at No.3, featured with the bat to assist Afghanistan with posting a success for the ages.
Pursuing 283, a difficult all out on a Chennai pitch bearing the cost of lopsided bob, Afghanistan trotted to a success by eight wickets, with an over in excess.
Talking at the post-match show service, Shahidi commended the group’s proficient methodology in pursuing down the objective.
“A success against Pakistan tastes pleasant. The manner in which we pursued we pursued down the target…it was extremely proficient. We are anticipating different games. We accept that we can pull off comparable pursues in the other matches as we go ahead. We can rehash it. The quality and brand of cricket we have been playing over the most recent few years is so that everybody could see. The conviction was there too while we were playing the Asia Cup,” Shahidi said at the post-match show.
He added that his kindred partners were anxious to exhibit their abilities, play positive cricket and post more wins in the competition.
Afghanistan has now got the better of two cricketing forces to be reckoned with – – previous title holders Pakistan and the reigning champs Britain. The success lifted Afghanistan to 6th on the focuses table.
“Toward the beginning of the competition, I said we need to make it notable for our nation and individual Afghans. We beat Britain, the supreme title holders, and afterward followed it up with a triumph over Pakistan. We are enthusiastically anticipating our different games. We’ll make an honest effort to play positive cricket in this World Cup and give a pleasure to individuals back home,” Shahidi added.
Showering acclaim on 18-year-old spinner Noor Ahmad, who was the pick of the bowlers for Afghanistan, getting three wickets, the captain said his young partner thought of an “extraordinary” execution.
“Our spinners came great today. We allowed an opportunity to Noor and he reimbursed our confidence and exhibited his ability and abilities on the greatest stage. Gurbaz and Ibrahim got us off to a flier, giving us energy and certainty for the hitters to follow. The pursuit was in our control right from ball one as far as possible. The association that myself and Rahmat were engaged with guaranteed no further hiccups en route,” the Afghanistan commander said.
The high-flying Afghans will play Sri Lanka next on October 30 at the high-scoring Maharashtra Cricket Affiliation Arena in Pune.