Debutant Afsar Zazai produced a masterful knock to earn Afghanistan a hard-fought three wicket win over Netherlands on the third day of the ICC Intercontinental Cup match at Sharjah
At the Sharjah Cricket Stadium, Afghanistan resuming at its overnight score of 111 for 6 was battling against all odds.
Zazai (84 n.o.: 156b, 12x4, 1x6) added 76 runs for the seventh wicket with Mohammad Nabi (25) to revive the chase.
An 18-year-old, Zazai, then added a further 46 runs for the eighth wicket with Samiullah Shenwari as Netherlands struggled to make inroads.
For Netherlands, only Pieter Seelaar (3-60) created any impact with the ball.
Zazai's effort with the bat ensured that Afghanistan walked away with 14 points from the game, whereas Netherlands fetched just six.