Balkh Legends beat Kabul Zwanan by eight wickets on Saturday night in the second day of Afghanistan’s Premier League of Cricket (APLC) in Sharjah.
The Sussex pair - Laurie Evans, 64, and Rashid Khan, 56, - helped take Kabul Zwanan to 176-6 in their allotted 20 overs, having at one stage been 32 for 3. Mohammad Nabi 2-20 was the pick of the Balkh Legends bowlers.
In response, the Balkh Legends (who were without Chris Gayle, who was playing for Jamaica in the WINDIES Super50 Cup) were assisted by Essex pair, Ryan ten Doeschate, 78, and Ravi Bopara, 38, to a comfortable win by eight wickets, with an over to spare.
Usman Ghani had earlier hit a quick fire 40.
The APLC is a new, five-team Twenty20 competition which kicked off on Friday, and will be played in Sharjah over the course of the next three weeks.