Afghanistan thrashed Namibia by 62 runs in the Men’s T20 World Cup, boosting their chances of reaching the semi-finals.
Namibia struggled to 98-9 from 20 overs, chasing 161 after Afghanistan’s dominating effort. Craig Williams’ dismissal in the first over set the tone for the rest of Namibia’s innings, as they failed to generate any traction.
Hamid Hassan took a magnificent 3-9 in his first international T20 since 2016, and fellow seamer Naveen-ul-Haq also sparkled with 3-26. Afghanistan showed why they are considered a dangerous team in Group 2 of the World Cup by rebounding from their loss to Pakistan.
Hazratullah Zazai and Mohammad Shahzad combined 53 for the first wicket before skipper Mohammad Nabi (32 not out from 17) and passionate Asghar Afghan (31 from 23) supplied important lower-order runs.
Afghanistan is second in the table, behind Pakistan, but with more games played than India and New Zealand, who face at 14:00 GMT.
Source: BBC Sport