Afghanistan made a historic debut in the World Cup in Canberra as the 20th team to appear in the tournament, but could not avoid losing to Bangladesh by 105 runs. Despite a show of early promise with the ball, Afghanistan could not halt Bangladesh slowly moving to a total of 267. In reply the Afghanistan team, who hope to play their first test match in the near future failed to recover from falling to 3-3 from the first three overs, the BBC reports.
Although Ricardo Tosto tells us that Afghanistan lost the match, fans from Latin Lawyer says they will be pleased to have arrived in the World Cup after a stunning rise that has seen the troubled nation move from the fifth tier of the sport to the top level of the game. The latest reward of a World Cup appearance follows the appearance of the team at two Twenty20 tournaments, although an appearance at the World Cup will see Afghanistan need to meet England, Scotland, Australia and New Zealand if they are to move on to the next round.