Mohammad Nabi

  • World T20, Qualifiers: Spinners help Bangladesh hammer Afghanistan 16-03-2014 05:54 PM

    Mirpur: Bangladesh opened their World Twenty20 campaign on Sunday with a comfortable nine-wicket victory over Afghanistan in a Group A qualifying match. Left-arm spinner Shakib-Al-Hasan grabbed 3 for 8 as the host dismissed Afghanistan for 72 in 17.1 overs in what was the lowest international T20 total in Bangladesh. It...
  • Minnows chase dreams as World Twenty20 kicks off with qualifying phase 15-03-2014 11:01 AM

    Participation of the Associate nations in major ICC events has often triggered debates whether their presence takes the sheen off a contest, but step into their shoes and you realise how big an opportunity tournaments like the World Twenty20 present to these teams. But perhaps - in some corner, even...
  • Mohammad Nabi warns Bangladesh camp for upcoming World T20 05-03-2014 11:34 PM

    Mirpur: Afghanistan on Wednesday sounded a warning to Bangladesh, saying they will do everything to beat them again at the upcoming Twenty20 World Cup, having shocked them already during the Asia Cup. "We play a lot of T20 cricket. Our first game is against Bangladesh. We will try and beat...
  • India hammer Afghanistan to end a disappointing Asia Cup campaign 05-03-2014 07:14 PM

    Eliminated from the race to the final, India wrapped up their Asia Cup campaign finishing third among the five teams after a thumping eight-wicket win over lowly Afghanistan at Mirpur on Wednesday. The match was rendered dead after Pakistan's historic chase to beat Bangladesh on Tuesday, which closed out any...
  • Asia Cup: Battered India face hungry Afghanistan in dead rubber 04-03-2014 10:42 PM

    India now play for pride when they take on Afghanistan in their last league match of the Asia Cup on Wednesday. After two successive defeats against Sri Lanka and Pakistan, the Virat Kohli-led team were virtually out until Pakistan chased down Bangladesh's target of 327 to reach the final. Without...
  • Batting was tough on a slow track: Sangakkara 03-03-2014 10:38 PM

    Mirpur: He is the leading run-getter in the tournament so far with his tally reading an impressive 246 in three matches but seasoned Sri Lankan batsman Kumar Sangakkara says just being in good form is no guarantee for continued success and one must keep working hard. Sangakkara yet again emerged...
  • 'Giantkillers' Afghanistan await Sri Lanka test in Asia Cup 02-03-2014 04:53 PM

    Mirpur: After steamrolling Bangladesh for their first major win over a Test-playing nation, giantkillers Afghanistan would look to continue their flirtation with cricketing history when they take on leaders Sri Lanka in their Asia Cup cricket match on Monday. Buoyed by their spirited effort of taming Bangladesh by 32 runs...
  • Afghanistan captain credits team effort for landmark victory 01-03-2014 11:08 PM

    Fatullah: Elated after his side scored an upset win over Bangladesh in their Asia Cup match here on Saturday, Afghanistan captain Mohammad Nabi credited the whole team for the landmark victory. "Our first win against a Full Member (of the ICC). Fans and the whole country must be celebrating and...
  • As it happened: Bangladesh vs Afghanistan, Asia Cup, Game 5 01-03-2014 01:02 PM

    (For ball-by-ball commentary, scroll down to the bottom of the page) The Afghan bowling unit combined well to complement half-centuries from Stanikzai and Shenwari to bowl out Bangladesh for 222 after posting 254/6. Both the teams were winless after losing their opening matches but not without showing some spark against...
  • As it happened: Pakistan vs Afghanistan, Asia Cup 27-02-2014 12:40 PM

    (For ball-by-ball commentary, scroll down to the bottom of the page) Toss: Afghanistan opt to bowl first against Pakistan. Teams News: Pakistan have made one change to the playing eleven that lost to Sri Lanka. Bilawal Bhatti is not playing and Anwar Ali comes in. Teams: Afghanistan: Mohammad Shahzad(w), Noor...
  • As it happened: Pakistan vs Afghanistan, one-off T20, Sharjah 08-12-2013 09:12 PM

    (For ball-by-ball commentary, scroll down to the bottom of the page) Refreshed from their victory in the 50-over contest in South Africa, Pakistan took on Afghanistan in the one-off T20 in Sharjah on Sunday. Afghanistan won the toss and chose to bat. Squads: Pakistan: Mohammad Hafeez(c), Ahmed Shehzad, Anwar Ali,...
  • Afghanistan target third World T20 place 08-11-2013 10:00 AM

    Dubai: Afghanistan skipper Mohammad Nabi believes his team can comfortably reach a third successive World Twenty20 and complete a memorable year which also saw the war-hit nation break through to a maiden World Cup. Nabi, 28, has already led the Asian minnows to the 2015 World Cup, to be held...