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The Afghan National Army has narrowly beaten the British Army by ten runs in a Twenty 20 cricket match played in Helmand Province on Sunday.
The match – which took place on the helicopter landing site of the Afghan Army’s Camp Shorabak – saw the home side set a score of 216-5 which the troops from Catterick’s 4th Mechanized Brigade, known as The Black Rats, were unable to catch, finishing on 206-6.
The ‘international’ cricket tournament coincided with England’s test match against India in Mumbai – and, just like the national team, the British Army were close to pulling off an unlikely victory against their hosts.
The tight match was interrupted not by rain on this occasion, but by a helicopter needing to land. 

The Afghan National Army has narrowly beaten the British Army by ten runs in a Twenty 20 cricket match played in Helmand Province on Sunday.

The match – which took place on the helicopter landing site of the Afghan Army’s Camp Shorabak – saw the home side set a score of 216-5 which the troops from Catterick’s 4th Mechanized Brigade, known as The Black Rats, were unable to catch, finishing on 206-6.

The ‘international’ cricket tournament coincided with England’s test match against India in Mumbai – and, just like the national team, the British Army were close to pulling off an unlikely victory against their hosts.

The tight match was interrupted not by rain on this occasion, but by a helicopter needing to land. 

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