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Afghans win WCL opener in Jersey

Japan cricketer at the WCL Division Five Tournament
Afghanistan limited Japan to 86 all out

Afghanistan beat Japan by 93 runs in their opener in the World Cricket League Division Five Tournament.

The Afghans, who won the toss and elected to bat, seemed to be cruising at 100-2, but a middle-order collapse left them 179 all out in 36 overs.

Coach Taj Malik told BBC Jersey: "The pitch was very slow and had uneven bounce, with the ball sometimes low while others rise."

In reply their bowlers made up for the lack of runs and had Japan 86 all out.

Tournament favourites Afghanistan face the Bahamas in their second group match on Saturday.


see also
Jersey beat Singapore in opener
24 May 08 |  Cricket
Afghans ready for cricketing bow
22 May 08 |  Cricket


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