ISLAMABAD – Afghanistan ‘A’ defeated Pakistan ‘A’ in a friendly Twenty20 at Shalimar Cricket Stadium on Saturday. Prime Minister (PM) Nawaz Sharif and Afghan President Ashraf Ghani were the special appearance at the ground.
Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) chairman Shahryar Khan and former chairman Najam Sethi also attended the match.
Afghanistan’ captain Ghulam Nabi won the toss and chose to bat first. Afghanistan scored 154 runs in allotted 15-overs. Najeeb Ullah (60) and Sami ullah Shenwari (27) were the top scorers.
Sohaib Maqsood’s eleven failed to chase the given target and scored 100 runs with the loss of nine wickets. Babar Azam was the top scorer from the Pakistani side.
Afghan President Ashraf Ghani (L) talks with Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif while watching a cricket match between their two countries in Islamabad November 15, 2014. Looking to overcome years of mistrust and hostility between their two nations, Sharif and the new Afghan president, Ghani, promised on Saturday to boost security and trade ties.