Afghanistan sealed a collection whitewash of the Netherlands.© Twitter
Afghanistan sealed a collection whitewash of the Netherlands on Tuesday within the third one-day worldwide in Doha, boosting their 2023 World Cup qualifying bid. Najibullah Zadran smashed a 59-ball 71 because the Afghans posted 254-5 from their 50 overs, earlier than their spinners induced a Dutch collapse from 103-0 to 179 all out. The 75-run victory was Afghanistan’s sixth win from as many matches and strikes them as much as fifth within the 13-team 2023 World Cup Tremendous League desk.
The highest eight nations will earn automated qualification for subsequent 12 months’s world showpiece in India.
Afghanistan have performed in every of the final two ODI World Cups.
Batting first for the third successive sport within the collection, Hashmatullah Shahidi’s males made a strong begin, with Riaz Hussan and Rahmat Shah making 50 and 48 respectively.
Najibullah supplied the impetus to set a difficult complete, smashing eight fours and three sixes in his innings.
The Netherlands made a superb begin to their chase with a 103-run opening stand between Scott Edwards and Colin Ackermann.
However leg-spinner Qais Ahmad, making his ODI debut, trapped Tonga-born wicket-keeper Edwards lbw for 54 to start out a procession of wickets.
Rashid Khan dismissed Ackermann for 81 and the Netherlands provided little or no different resistance.
The 21-year-old Qais, who has starred in T20 franchise cricket world wide, took the final two wickets to complete with figures of 3-32.
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)
Outcome: Afghanistan win by 75 runs
Sequence: Afghanistan win 3-0
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