Khurram Khan became the oldest centurion in an ODI © AFP (Representational Image)
Khurram Khan became the oldest centurion in an ODI © AFP (Representational Image)

Nov 30, 2014

The United Arab Emirates beat Afghanistan by six wickets in the second One-Day International (ODI) at the ICC Academy, Dubai. Afghanistan had scored 280 with Nawroz Mangal leading the way with an innings of 129. In reply, skipper Khurram Khan’s unbeaten 132 helped the hosts chase down the score with ease.

UAE won the toss and chose to field. Mangal led the way from the beginning and put up a solid 103-run stand for the second wicket with Afsar Zazai, who scored 51. However, UAE continued to pick wickets thereafter and Afghanistan could not halt the slide. Meanwhile, Mangal held the innings together and scored 129 off 123 balls with eight fours and four sixes. Krishna Karate was the most successful bowler for UAE with three for 45.

In their run-chase, UAE lost wickets early with Andri Berenger and Amjad Ali being dismissed cheaply. However, Mohammad Shahzad and Khurram Khan struck a huge partnership and that put UAE on course. Shahzad scored 79 and even after his dismissal, Khurram continued and took his team to victory with 10 balls to spare. Khurram is the oldest centurion in ODIs.

Brief scores:

Afghanistan 280 for 8 in 50 overs (Nawroz Mangal 129, Afsar Zazai 51; Manjula Guruge 2 for 81, Krishna Karate 3 for 45) lost to United Arab Emirates 282 for 4 in 48.4 overs (Mohammad Shahzad 79, Khurram Khan 132*; Dawlat Zadran 2 for 45) by 6 wickets.