Pakistan A beat Afghanistan in unofficial T20

Shahid Afridi opened the Pakistan innings and guided them to 189 for six in the unofficial T20 against Afghanistan © Getty Images

Lahore: Feb 14, 2013

Pakistan A defeated Afghanistan in the only unofficial Twenty20 cricket match by 49 runs at Lahore.

Afghanistan, led by coach Nowroz Mangal, arrived in Pakistan last month for their training-tour, but could not perform well and lost all three of their unofficial limited-overs matches to the hosts’ second tier side, reports Xinhua.

Afghanistan won the toss and put Pakistan in to bat first on a placid track at the international Gaddafi Stadium Wednesday.

Two blistering innings by Pakistani openers Ahmad Shehzad and captain Shahid Afridi led the hosts to set a huge total of 189 for six in 20 overs.

Afghanistan made a brisk start with 32 runs in first three overs but could not maintain their run rate.

Opener Karim Sadiq and Asghar Stanikzai were the only batsmen to show some resistance as the visitors could only manage 140 for nine.

Pakistan A clinched the two-match One-day International (ODI) series against the visitors 2-0 Tuesday. Pakistan won the first ODI match by eight wickets and the second encounter by six wickets at the Gaddafi Stadium.