Asia Cup: Afghanistan raring to bring down India, Sri Lanka

Asghar Stanikzai, who scored an unbeaten 90 to help Afghanistan beat Bangladesh, feels his side can even topple tougher opponents going forward in Asia Cup 2014.

updated: March 02, 2014 16:16 IST
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Fataullah, Bangladesh: High on confidence after their historic win over Bangladesh, minnows Afghanistan are now hoping to stage another upset in their remaining two league games of the Asia Cup against powerhouses India and Sri Lanka.

"Bangladesh were a bit lesser team than the other three. But we still have two more games coming up and our main target here is to win. Hopefully, we can beat one or two more full members," Asghar Stanikzai, who made an unbeaten 90 to set up the 32-run win over Bangladesh last night, told reporters at the Khan Shaheb Osman Ali Stadium here.

"We were here to justify our participation on this big stage and to prove to the world that we belong here. We are here to give tough times to all four members. If we can beat one of them (India and Sri Lanka) it would be a much greater achievement for us," he said. (Also read: Kabul celebrates win vs Bangladesh into wee hours)

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