Afghanistan beats Pakistan in Asian Games cricket

GUANGZHOU — Afghanistan has knocked favorites Pakistan out of the cricket competition at the Asian Games, recording a shock 22-run victory in the semifinals.

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Published: Thu 25 Nov 2010, 10:48 AM

Last updated: Mon 6 Apr 2015, 5:04 AM

Led by a brilliant allround performance from Karim Khan Sadeq, Afghanistan restricted Pakistan to 103-7 from its 20 overs after posting a decent 125-8 on Thursday.

Sadeq made a useful 19 runs as an opener and the offspinner later dented Pakistan run chase with twin strike in the 14th over.

Sri Lanka will play Bangladesh in Thursday’s other semifinals.

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