Pakistan A beat Afghanistan to take ODI series 2-0
Posted on: 10:07 AM IST Feb 13, 2013
Lahore: Gulbodin Naib's maiden hundred at any level failed to stop Pakistan 'A' winning the second one-day match against Afghanistan by six wickets here on Tuesday, as the hosts took the series 2-0.
Naib, 21, hit a 93-ball 100 at number eight to lift Afghanistan from a precarious 77-6, hitting 13 boundaries and three sixes in a fighting 93-ball knock after pacemen Wahab Riaz (3 for 30) and Imran Khan (3 for 35) wrecked the visitors.
Naib added 93 for the seventh wicket with Mirwais Ashraf who made 37 as the pair guided Afghanistan to 207 for 9 in their 50 overs. Pakistan 'A' knocked off the required runs in 41.3 overs with Pakistan discard Kamran Akmal hitting a brilliant 104.
Akmal hit 14 boundaries and a six during his 105-ball knock. He put on 94 for the first wicket with Ahmed Shahzad who made 33. Pakistan won the first one-day match by eight wickets - also played in Lahore - on Monday. The two teams play a Twenty20 here on Wednesday.
Afghanistan are on a four-week tour of Pakistan to tune up for their two one-day internationals against Scotland in the United Arab Emirates next month before facing them again in the ICC World Cricket League Championship.