November 30, 2015
The Afghanistan national cricket team defeated Oman by 12 runs in the second Twenty20 match to clinch the two-match series 2-0.
Afghanistan set a target of 161 runs from 20 overs and by losing 4 wickets after Oman won the toss and elected to bat first.
Despite losing opener Usman Ghani in the early minutes of the match, Mohammad Shahzad’s 60 runs from 46 balls helped Afghanistan score 160 runs along with the middle order batsmen.
Asghar Stanikzai scored 19 runs, Karim SAdiq 24 runs and Shafiqullah remained not out after scoring 32 runs with Gulbadin Naib who scored 18 runs.
The Oman batsmen could not chase the given target and lost 8 wickets from 20 overs with Yamin Ahmadzai taking 3 wickets from 4 overs and by giving 34 runs.
Rokhan Barakzai and Syed Shirzad took 2 wickets each while Nasim Baras took 1 wicket to restrict the Oman to 148 runs.
Afghanistan defeated Oman by 27 runs during the first match of the series with Usman Ghani scoring 69 runs from 54 balls by striking 9 Fours and 1 Six. Both the matches were played at Abu Dhabi in United Arab Emirates.