An unbeaten half-century by one-handed Matloob Qureshi on Friday guided Pakistan Disable Cricket Team to their first eight-wicket victory over Afghanistan in the second match of ICRC International T20 Cricket Tournament at Sher-e-Bangla National Cricket Stadium, Dhaka.

Chasing a target of 119, Pakistan achieved the target inside 16 overs losing just 2 wickets. Matloob scored 55 runs from 46 balls hitting 8 boundaries. Major contributions from captainMajor Hasnain Alam (35) and Danish Ahmed (10) paved the way for Pakistan’s victory.

“We have played a series with Afghanistan before, so we did not have to put much effort to beat them,” said Matloob.

“The ground condition was also good which helped me score the first half-century in the very first match on this pitch.”

Sifat and Sherin took one wicket each for Afghanistan.Earlier, Afghanistan were put into bat first as they scored 118 in 18.4 overs.

The matches of the tournament were rescheduled after the rain has washed away the first two days.Pakistan will now face the hosts Bangladesh on September 5 in their second outing.

 



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