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2017–18 Ahmad Shah Abdali 4-day Tournament

The 2017–18 Ahmad Shah Abdali 4-day Tournament was an edition of the Ahmad Shah Abdali 4-day Tournament, a cricket tournament in Afghanistan. It was the first edition of the competition to be played with first-class status.[1] The tournament started on 20 October 2017 and finished on 23 December 2017.[2] Five regional teams competed in a double round-robin tournament with the top two teams in the group progressing to the final.

2017–18 Ahmad Shah Abdali 4-day Tournament
Dates20 October 2017–23 December 2017
Administrator(s)Afghanistan Cricket Board (ACB)
Cricket formatFirst-class
Tournament format(s)Round-robin and final
Host(s) Afghanistan
ChampionsBand-e-Amir Region (1st title)
Participants5
Matches played21
Most runsBaheer Shah (1,096)
Most wicketsZia-ur-Rehman (55)
Waqar Salamkheil (55)
Zahir Shehzad (55)
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Speen Ghar Region finished first in the group stage and faced Band-e-Amir Region in the final. Band-e-Amir Region won the tournament, beating Speen Ghar Region by 537 runs in the final.[3]

Contents

SquadsEdit

Points tableEdit

Team[9] Pld W L D NR Pts
Speen Ghar Region 8 4 2 2 0 100
Band-e-Amir Region 8 3 2 3 0 99
Mis Ainak Region 8 2 1 5 0 87
Amo Region 8 2 2 4 0 62
Boost Region 8 1 5 2 0 52

     Team qualified for the Final

FixturesEdit

Round 1Edit

20–23 October 2017
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167 (37.4 overs)
Rahmatullah Sahaq 76 (73)
Nijat Masood 6/55 (12 overs)
263 (72.2 overs)
Zia-ul-Haq 104 (166)
Zia-ur-Rehman 4/60 (18.2 overs)
581 (132.5 overs)
Rahmatullah Sahaq 176* (185)
Noor-ul-Haq 4/105 (18.5 overs)
223 (73.1 overs)
Younas Ahmadzai 48 (52)
Zia-ur-Rehman 3/56 (27 overs)
Mis Ainak Region won by 262 runs
Alokozay Kabul International Cricket Ground, Kabul
Umpires: Bismillah Jan Shinwari and Izatullah Safi
Player of the match: Rahmatullah Sahaq (Mis Ainak Region)

20–23 October 2017
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635/5d (173 overs)
Baheer Shah 256* (417)
Abdullah Mazari 2/177 (51 overs)
284 (90.5 overs)
Haji Murad Muradi 102 (154)
Mohammad Ibrahim 4/62 (21.5 overs)
305 (106.2 overs) (f/o)
Haji Murad Muradi 142 (178)
Zahir Shehzad 5/119 (33.2 overs)
Speen Ghar Region won by an innings and 46 runs
Ghazi Amanullah International Cricket Stadium, Ghazi Amanullah Town
Umpires: Ahmed Shah Pakteen and Mahmood Kharoti
Player of the match: Baheer Shah (Speen Ghar Region)

Round 2Edit

26–29 October 2017
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281 (103.5 overs)
Karim Sadiq 114 (220)
Zia-ur-Rehman 5/67 (41 overs)
247 (65.5 overs)
Rahmatullah Sahaq 54* (87)
Mohammad Alam 4/64 (25 overs)
263 (67.1 overs)
Sami Agha 75 (71)
Nasir Totakhil 5/48 (17 overs)
224 (68.4 overs)
Rahim Mangal 68 (124)
Mohammad Alam 7/76 (30.4 overs)
Boost Region won by 73 runs
Alokozay Kabul International Cricket Ground, Kabul
Umpires: Farooq Khan and Izatullah Safi
Player of the match: Mohammad Alam (Boost Region)

26–29 October 2017
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196 (54.5 overs)
Zahid Zakhail 70 (123)
Tahir Khan 3/21 (7 overs)
282 (91.5 overs)
Waheedullah Shafaq 79 (117)
Abdullah Mazari 4/100 (40 overs)
221 (50.5 overs)
Haji Murad Muradi 74 (96)
Zahir Shehzad 5/57 (15 overs)
137/2 (55.1 overs)
Nasir Khan 71* (169)
Abdullah Mazari 1/22 (14.1 overs)
Speen Ghar Region won by 8 wickets
Ghazi Amanullah International Cricket Stadium, Ghazi Amanullah Town
Umpires: Ahmed Shah Durrani and Mohammad Sabir
Player of the match: Muslim Musa (Speen Ghar Region)

Round 3Edit

1–4 November 2017
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357 (114 overs)
Baheer Shah 111 (229)
Abdul Baqi 4/74 (26 overs)
209 (70.2 overs)
Bahar Shinwari 63 (128)
Zahir Shehzad 4/71 (24 overs)
262 (74.4 overs)
Baheer Shah 116 (161)
Abdul Baqi 5/99 (27 overs)
228 (87.3 overs)
Bahar Shinwari 108 (245)
Zahir Shehzad 5/80 (29 overs)
Speen Ghar Region won by 182 runs
Khost Cricket Stadium, Khost
Umpires: Ajmal Shamolzi and Bismillah Jan Shinwari
Player of the match: Baheer Shah (Speen-Ghar Region)
  • Speen Ghar Region won the toss and elected to bat.
  • Ahsanullah (Boost Region), Said Mutabar and Zamir Khan (Speen Ghar Region) all made their first-class debuts.

1–4 November 2017
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198 (72.3 overs)
Shakirullah 45 (135)
Samiullah 3/35 (13.3 overs)
172 (50.1 overs)
Haji Murad Muradi 38 (66)
Rokhan Barakzai 3/30 (10 overs)
278 (60.3 overs)
Hazratullah Zazai 86 (79)
Abdullah Mazari 4/72 (25 overs)
305/8 (81.1 overs)
Juma Gul 95 (84)
Rokhan Barakzai 3/77 (30.1 overs)
Amo Region won by 2 wickets
Ghazi Amanullah International Cricket Stadium, Ghazi Amanullah Town
Umpires: Mahmood Kharoti and Mohammad Sabir
Player of the match: Juma Gul (Amo Region)

Round 4Edit

7–10 November 2017
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355 (104.2 overs)
Khaibar Omar 110 (193)
Zamir Khan 5/81 (26.2 overs)
648/7d (168 overs)
Baheer Shah 303* (465)
Abdul Baqi 3/193 (53 overs)
155 (45.3 overs)
Mohammad Ibrahim 51 (82)
Zamir Khan 5/46 (13 overs)
Speen Ghar Region won by an innings and 138 runs
Khost Cricket Stadium, Khost
Umpires: Farooq Khan and Izatullah Safi
Player of the match: Baheer Shah (Speen Ghar Region)

7–10 November 2017
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279 (75.3 overs)
Rahim Mangal 115 (231)
Sayed Nasratullah 4/89 (28.3 overs)
277 (115.5 overs)
Asif Musazai 68 (161)
Fazal Niazai 4/88 (32.5 overs)
402/9d (92 overs)
Ziaulhaq 141 (194)
Rokhan Barakzai 4/70 (29 overs)
197/7 (75 overs)
Mohammad Sardar 65* (88)
Nawaz Khan 3/30 (16 overs)
Match drawn
Ghazi Amanullah International Cricket Stadium, Ghazi Amanullah Town
Umpires: Abdullah and Ahmed Shah Durrani
Player of the match: Zia-ur-Rehman (Mis Ainak Region)
  • Band-e-Amir Region won the toss and elected to field.
  • Haqmal Arya (Mis Ainak Region) and Asif Musazai (Band-e-Amir Region) both made their first-class debuts.

Round 5Edit

13–16 November 2017
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83 (26.5 overs)
Abdullah Mazari 30 (55)
Gulbadin Naib 5/29 (10 overs)
501/6 (124 overs)
Munir Ahmad 174* (274)
Jamshid Khan 4/96 (26 overs)
Match drawn
Khost Cricket Stadium, Khost
Umpires: Ajmal Shamolzi and Bismillah Jan Shinwari
Player of the match: Gulbadin Naib (Boost Region)

13–16 November 2017
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213 (63.3 overs)
Baheer Shah 69 (88)
Aftab Alam 6/38 (17 overs)
276 (89 overs)
Ghamai Zadran 91 (181)
Zahir Shehzad 6/106 (31 overs)
30/2 (11 overs)
Zamir Khan 10* (10)
Zia-ur-Rehman 2/4 (5 overs)
Match drawn
Ghazi Amanullah International Cricket Stadium, Ghazi Amanullah Town
Umpires: Abdullah and Mahmood Kharoti
Player of the match: Aftab Alam (Mis Ainak Region) and Zahir Shehzad (Speen Ghar Region)
  • Mis Ainak Region won the toss and elected to field.
  • No play was possible on days 3 and 4 due to rain.
  • Shafiqullah (Speen Ghar Region) and Aftab Alam (Mis Ainak Region) both made their first-class debuts.

Round 6Edit

19–22 November 2017
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260 (85.2 overs)
Munir Ahmad 46 (74)
Waqar Salamkheil 4/102 (28 overs)
205 (48.5 overs)
Hazratullah Zazai 38 (39)
Sayed Shirzad 5/36 (11 overs)
404/8d (112.1 overs)
Munir Ahmad 100* (170)
Waqar Salamkheil 5/162 (44.2 overs)
430/7 (98 overs)
Noor-ul-Haq 116 (162)
Sayed Shirzad 5/113 (29 overs)
Match drawn
Khost Cricket Stadium, Khost
Umpires: Ahmed Shah Durrani and Mehmood Kharotai
Player of the match: Sayed Shirzad (Boost Region)
  • Band-e-Amir Region won the toss and elected to field.
  • Waqar Salamkheil and Usman Ghani (Band-e-Amir Region) both made their first-class debuts.

19–22 November 2017
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361 (110.1 overs)
Imran 170 (236)
Muslim Musa 3/75 (18.1 overs)
366 (131 overs)
Nasir Khan 90 (219)
Nawaz Khan 4/63 (20 overs)
287/9d (71 overs)
Shahidullah 63 (73)
Zamir Khan 2/56 (13 overs)
242/6 (50 overs)
Said Mutabar 73 (111)
Shahidullah 3/26 (9 overs)
Match drawn
Ghazi Amanullah International Cricket Stadium, Ghazi Amanullah Town
Umpires: Izatullah Safi and Tasal Shinwari
Player of the match: Imran (Mis Ainak Region) and Said Mutabar (Speen Ghar Region)
  • Speen Ghar Region won the toss and elected to field.
  • Shahidullah (Mis Ainak Region) made his first-class debut.

Round 7Edit

25–28 November 2017
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459 (130.3 overs)
Khalid Zahedi 135 (244)
Waqar Salamkheil 5/140 (35.3 overs)
609 (131.5 overs)
Zia-ul-Haq 137 (201)
Abdullah Mazari 5/143 (31.5 overs)
266 (75.1 overs)
Tamim Surkhorodi 63 (68)
Waqar Salamkheil 4/68 (24.1 overs)
48/5 (11 overs)
Zia-ul-Haq 12* (25)
Abdullah Mazari 3/19 (6 overs)
Match drawn
Khost Cricket Stadium, Khost
Umpires: Irshad Omari and Mahmood Kharoti
Player of the match: Karim Janat (Band-e-Amir Region)
  • Band-e-Amir Region won the toss and elected to field.
  • Attaullah, Zohaib (Amo Region) and Wali Bahadur (Band-e-Amir Region) all made their first-class debuts.

25–28 November 2017
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63 (35.5 overs)
Bahar Shinwari 18 (44)
Zia-ur-Rehman 6/11 (11.5 overs)
287 (68.2 overs)
Rahmatullah Sahaq 58 (72)
Mohammad Alam 4/74 (25 overs)
168 (58.3 overs)
Bahar Shinwari 61 (112)
Zia-ur-Rehman 6/62 (23 overs)
Mis Ainak Region won by an innings and 56 runs
Ghazi Amanullah International Cricket Stadium, Ghazi Amanullah Town
Umpires: Ajmal Shamolzi and Bismillah Jan Shinwari
Player of the match: Zia-ur-Rehman (Mis Ainak Region)

Round 8Edit

1–4 December 2017
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500 (128 overs)
Mohibullah Oryakhel 149 (225)
Zia-ur-Rehman 5/124 (48 overs)
393 (84.3 overs)
Imran 160 (209)
Abdullah Mazari 5/116 (33 overs)
277 (66.3 overs)
Najeeb Tarakai 153 (134)
Nawaz Khan 5/57 (14.3 overs)
340/8 (91 overs)
Imran 96 (144)
Jamshid Khan 3/73 (18 overs)
Match drawn
Khost Cricket Stadium, Khost
Umpires: Mehmood Kharotai and Mohammad Shah Fazalyar
Player of the match: Imran (Mis Ainak Region)
  • Amo Region won the toss and elected to bat.
  • Ziaur Rahman (Mis Ainak Region) and Janat Gul (Amo Region) both made their first-class debuts.

1–4 December 2017
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338 (106.3 overs)
Zia-ul-Haq 143 (252)
Muslim Musa 5/104 (26.3 overs)
227 (74.4 overs)
Baheer Shah 104 (165)
Waqar Salamkheil 7/53 (22.3 overs)
186 (57.5 overs)
Sadiq Farhad 50 (64)
Muslim Musa 4/61 (15.5 overs)
267 (76.5 overs)
Shabir Noori 103 (158)
Waqar Salamkheil 6/110 (31 overs)
Band-e-Amir Region won by 30 runs
Ghazi Amanullah International Cricket Stadium, Ghazi Amanullah Town
Umpires: Farooq Khan and Mohammad Sabir
Player of the match: Waqar Salamkheil (Band-e-Amir Region)

Round 9Edit

7–10 December 2017
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390 (71.3 overs)
Abdul Malik 150 (183)
Karim Sadiq 6/96 (19.3 overs)
410 (113.4 overs)
Munir Ahmad 100 (173)
Zohaib 6/128 (40 overs)
357 (68.1 overs)
Janat Gul 73 (70)
Abdul Baqi 4/95 (22.1 overs)
261 (84.4 overs)
Karim Sadiq 163 (225)
Zohaib 4/83 (26 overs)
Amo Region won by 76 runs
Khost Cricket Stadium, Khost
Umpires: Ahmed Shah Durrani and Mehmood Kharotai
Player of the match: Karim Sadiq (Amo Region)

7–10 December 2017
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273 (90.3 overs)
Shabir Noori 90 (232)
Waqar Salamkheil 4/69 (24.3 overs)
567/8d (159 overs)
Karim Janat 211* (323)
Zahir Shehzad 4/184 (53.5 overs)
387 (126.5 overs)
Shabir Noori 122 (241)
Waqar Salamkheil 5/127 (48.5 overs)
97/6 (16.1 overs)
Usman Ghani 28 (23)
Nasir Khan 2/20 (5 overs)
Band-e-Amir Region won by 4 wickets
Ghazi Amanullah International Cricket Stadium, Ghazi Amanullah Town
Umpires: Ajmal Shamolzi and Mohammad Sabir
Player of the match: Karim Janat (Band-e-Amir Region)
  • Speen Ghar Region won the toss and elected to bat.
  • Naqib Nangarhari (Speen Ghar Region) made his first-class debut.

Round 10Edit

13–16 December 2017
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297 (91.4 overs)
Haji Murad Muradi 72 (129)
Zia-ur-Rehman 5/71 (30.4 overs)
578/7d (137 overs)
Shahidullah 175 (275)
Zahid Zakhail 2/70 (15 overs)
197/3 (46 overs)
Mohibullah Oryakhel 68* (87)
Shahidullah 1/25 (5 overs)
Match drawn
Khost Cricket Stadium, Khost
Umpires: Ahmed Shah Durrani and Mehmood Kharotai
Player of the match: Shahidullah (Mis Ainak Region)
  • Mis Ainak Region won the toss and elected to field.

13–16 December 2017
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502/8d (127.1 overs)
Imran Janat 101 (189)
Sayed Shirzad 4/104 (24.1 overs)
196 (55.3 overs)
Karim Sadiq 67 (124)
Waqar Salamkheil 4/60 (18.3 overs)
54/4 (11.1 overs)
Jawid Safi 14 (24)
Dastagir Khan 2/19 (4 overs)
357 (82.3 overs) (f/o)
Munir Ahmad 144 (238)
Karim Janat 3/100 (17.3 overs)
Band-e-Amir Region won by 6 wickets
Ghazi Amanullah International Cricket Stadium, Ghazi Amanullah Town
Umpires: Ajmal Shamolzi and Farooq Khan
Player of the match: Karim Janat (Band-e-Amir Region)
  • Band-e-Amir Region won the toss and elected to bat.
  • Jawid Safi (Band-e-Amir Region) made his first-class debut.

FinalEdit

19–22 December 2017
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747/9d (182.4 overs)
Younas Ahmadzai 210* (252)
Yamin Ahmadzai 3/68 (25 overs)
196 (55 overs)
Nasir Khan 46 (47)
Waqar Salamkheil 6/56 (21 overs)
265/4d (65.3 overs)
Zia-ul-Haq 101* (132)
Tahir Khan 2/66 (24 overs)
279 (68 overs)
Qasim Oryakhail 81 (89)
Mohammad Inamullah 6/89 (21 overs)
Band-e-Amir Region won by 537 runs
Ghazi Amanullah International Cricket Stadium, Ghazi Amanullah Town
Umpires: Bismillah Jan Shinwari and Farooq Khan
Player of the match: Younas Ahmadzai (Band-e-Amir Region)
  • Band-e-Amir Region won the toss and elected to bat.

ReferencesEdit

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