Pakistan restricts Afghanistan to 227/9

LEEDS: Fine bowling spell from Pakistan’s Shaheen Shah Afridi 4/47, Wahab Riaz 2/29, Imad Wasim 2/48 restricted Afghanistan to 227/9 in 50 overs in the ICC Cricket World Cup on Saturday.

A good knock by Asghar Afghan 42 off 35 (3 fours, 2 sixes) and Najibullah Zadran 42 off 54 ( 6 fours) and then Rahmat Shah 35 off 43 (5 fours) helped Afghanistan reach a respectable total of 227.

Earlier, Afghanistan won the toss and opted to bat with openers Rahmat Shah and skipper Gulbadin Naib contributing 27 runs for first wicket. (AGENCIES)


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