Afghanistan Wrap Up Series Clean Sweep Against Netherlands
Zeeshan Mehtab Published January 25, 2022 | 08:00 PM
Doha, (APP - UrduPoint / Pakistan Point News - 25th Jan, 2022 ) :Afghanistan sealed a series whitewash of the Netherlands on Tuesday in the third one-day international in Doha, boosting their 2023 World Cup qualifying bid.
Afghanistan have played in each of the last two ODI World Cups.
Batting first for the third successive game in the series, Hashmatullah Shahidi's men made a solid start, with Riaz Hussan and Rahmat Shah making 50 and 48 respectively.
Najibullah provided the impetus to set a challenging total, smashing eight fours and three sixes in his innings.
The Netherlands made a brilliant start to their chase with a 103-run opening stand between Scott Edwards and Colin Ackermann.
But leg-spinner Qais Ahmad, making his ODI debut, trapped Tonga-born wicket-keeper Edwards lbw for 54 to start a procession of wickets.
Rashid Khan dismissed Ackermann for 81 and the Netherlands offered very little other resistance.
Brief scores: Afghanistan 254-5 from 50 overs (Najibullah 71, Hussan 50) v Netherlands 179 all out from 42.4 overs (Ackermann 81, Edwards 54; Qais 3-32)Result: Afghanistan win by 75 runsSeries: Afghanistan win 3-0