Pakistan vs Afghanistan

  • As it happened: Pakistan vs Afghanistan, one-off T20, Sharjah December 9, 2013

    (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, 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...