Wednesday, February 18, 2015

Afghanistan gripped by nation's first cricket World Cup clash...

Despite only playing the sport for around 20 years, Afghanistan have made it to the World Cup, with their first game gripping the country.

Afghanistan played their opening match with Bangladesh in Canberra on Wednesday.

The Afghan bowling attack kept the Bangladeshis down to 267 all out from their 50 overs.

The occasionally sedate nature of cricket is a million miles away from their war-torn homeland, but those back in Afghanistan are

Back home fans in Kabul and elsewhere were following the game very closely, as the country enjoyed it's adopted sport.

Cricket came to Afghanistan thanks to refugees returning from Pakistan and was helped by the fact is was one of the few sports the Taliban allowed to be played. Full story...

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