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Big win over Netherlands keeps Afghanistan in hunt for Cricket World Cup semifinal spot

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Afghanistan are playing with the fighting spirit that they are known for, and winning lots of hearts.

Even if they don't make it to the knockouts they have shown that they should be taken seriously by other cricket playing nations.

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Cricket has been played in Afghanistan since the mid-19th century. India, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Nepal, Sri Lanka, and Afghanistan form the epicenter of world cricket. Gaffer Jonathan Trott is accompanying the Afghans to their rightful place in world cricket. Afghans at home and in the diaspora are enjoying the success of their batters, bowlers, and fielders, performing in style on Indian soil.

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