Bangladesh beat Afghanistan by 89 runs in crucial Asia Cup match 

10:45 PM | 3 Sep, 2023
Asia Cup 2023
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LAHORE – Bangladesh beat Afghanistan by 89 runs in the crucial Asia Cup fixture at Lahore's Qaddafi Stadium on Sunday.

Chasing a not-so-easy target, the entire Afghanistan team collapsed at 245 in 44.3 overs.

Earlier, Bangladesh set 335 runs target for Afghanistan. Power hitters Mehidy Hasan Miraz and Najmul Hossan Shantu displayed A-game for Bangla Tigers against Afghanistan while batting first on Sunday.

Shakib Al Hasan led squad lost two men for 63 runs and then Miraz and Shantu took charge, stitching 194-run partnership, helping their side to set a competitive total in must win game.

Miraz returned to pavilion after being hurt at 112 while Shanto was caught at 104. Captain Shakib also remained fierce as he played quick knock of 32 off 18 balls.

Afghanistan are playing their first ever international match today in Pakistan as they take the field against Bangladesh.

Bangladesh earlier won the toss and decided to bat first against Afghanistan in Match No 4 of Asia Cup 2023 today at Gaddafi Stadium in Lahore. 

Afghanistan and Bangladesh lock horns today in an important encounter as Bangal Lion eyed comeback in the event after suffering defeat at the hands of Sri Lanka in their opening match of the Asia Cup 2023. 

Both teams are part of Group B in the tournament, with Sri Lanka, the defending champion, are on the top of the group.

In other group, Pakistan on the top after their encounter with India ended in draw due to rain in Kandy.

India set a target of 267 runs for Pakistan in the second game of the Asia Cup 2023 at the Pallkele International Cricket Stadium. However, Pakistan could not begin their innings at all due to heavy rain in Kandy.

Men in Green started the tournament on an explosive note after beating Nepal by 238 runs in the event’s opener.

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PKR exchange rate to US dollar, Euro, Pound, Dirham, and Riyal - 21 Feb 2024

Pakistani currency remains stable against US dollar and other currencies in the open market on February 21, 2024 (Wednesday).

US Dollar rate in Pakistan

In the open market, the US dollar was being quoted at 279.6 for buying and 282.4 for selling.

Euro comes down to 300 for buying and 303 for selling while British Pound rate stands at 350.5 for buying, and 354 for selling.

UAE Dirham AED hovers at 76.15 whereas the Saudi Riyal saw slight increase, with new rates at 74.35.

Today’s currency exchange rates in Pakistan - 21 Feb 2024

Source: Forex Association of Pakistan. (last update 09:00 AM)
Currency Symbol Buying Selling
US Dollar USD 279.6 282.4
Euro EUR 300 303
UK Pound Sterling GBP 350.5 354
U.A.E Dirham AED 76.15 76.9
Saudi Riyal SAR 74.35 75.1
Australian Dollar AUD 181 183
Bahrain Dinar BHD 743.32 751.32
Canadian Dollar CAD 207 209
China Yuan CNY 38.89 39.29
Danish Krone DKK 40.38 40.78
Hong Kong Dollar HKD 35.74 36.09
Indian Rupee INR 3.37 3.48
Japanese Yen JPY 2.10 2.18
Kuwaiti Dinar KWD 902.41 911.41
Malaysian Ringgit MYR 58.6 59.2
New Zealand Dollar NZD 171.68 173.68
Norwegians Krone NOK 26.43 26.73
Omani Riyal OMR 725.96 733.96
Qatari Riyal QAR 76.76 77.46
Singapore Dollar SGD 207 209
Swedish Korona SEK 26.53 26.83
Swiss Franc CHF 316.9 319.4
Thai Bhat THB 7.93 8.08


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