Pakistan vs Afghanistan

  • As it happened: Pakistan vs Afghanistan, oneoff T20, Sharjah December 9, 2013

    (For ballbyball commentary, scroll down to the bottom of the page) Refreshed from their victory in the 50over contest in South Africa, Pakistan took on Afghanistan in the oneoff T20 in Sharjah on Sunday. Afghanistan won the toss and chose to bat. Squads: Pakistan: Mohammad Hafeez(c), Ahmed Shehzad, Anwar Ali, Bilawal Bhatti, Haris Sohail,...
  • Afghanistan brace for historic Pakistan Twenty20 December 8, 2013

    Sharjah: Afghanistan will get another boost as a fledgling cricketing nation when they play former world champions Pakistan for the first time in a Twenty20 international in Sharjah on Sunday. The Afghans learnt the game in Pakistan as refugees during the Russian invasion of their country in 1979 and have...
  • Afghanistan cricket gets support from Taliban February 11, 2012

    Sharjah: Afghanistan's first-ever one-day international against Pakistan achieved what no other sport had managed - support from the once cricket-hating Taliban, an official said on Saturday. "Friday's match was a big milestone for Afghanistan, so much so that the Taliban sent a message of support, saying they are praying for...
  • Afridi, Younis star in easy win for Pak February 11, 2012

    Sharjah: Allrounder Shahid Afridi took five wickets while Younis Khan and Imran Farhat both hit half-centuries as Pakistan beat Afghanistan by seven wickets in the day-night international on Friday. Afridi claimed 5-36 as Afghanistan were bowled out for 195 in 48.3 overs before Younis hit an unbeaten 70 and Farhat made...
  • Afghans need to play more Test sides: Misbah February 9, 2012

    Sharjah: Pakistan captain Misbah-ul-Haq wants fast-improving teams like Afghanistan to play more international matches against Test-playing nations to be better able to gauge their progress. Having been awarded one-day international status in 2009, Afghanistan will play their first ODI against a Test-playing country on Friday when it takes on Pakistan. "Once you...
  • Pak coach expects Afghanistan to do well February 8, 2012

    Sharjah: Afghanistan couldn't have picked a worse time to meet Pakistan in their first ever one-day international against a Test-playing team on Friday. Pakistan is charged up and in high confidence coming off an historic first whitewash of England in a Test series. This one-dayer is serving as a warmup game for...
  • Afghanistan to play first ODI with a Test team December 16, 2011

    Karachi: Pakistan and Afghanistan will play their first ever one-day international (ODI) match in Sharjah next February, the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) announced on Friday. It will be Afghanistan's first ODI against a top international team, taking place in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) on February 10, shortly before Pakistan...