World T20, 5th Match, First Round Group A: Afghanistan v Hong Kong at Chittagong, Mar 18, 2014
World T20 - 5th match, First Round Group A
Afghanistan won by 7 wickets (with 12 balls remaining)
Played at Zahur Ahmed Chowdhury Stadium, Chittagong (neutral venue)
18 March 2014 - day/night match (20-over match)
  Hong Kong innings (20 overs maximum) R M B 4s 6s SR
View dismissal Irfan Ahmed b Shapoor Zadran 0 2 1 0 0 0.00
0.1 he is gone first-ball again! Wonderful delivery first up but an atrocious shot! It's full and fast and straight and Irfan plays a limp drive. He plays down the wrong line and the ball flicks the off stump en route to the keeper. The bail on the other side comes off. What a start for Afghanistan! 0/1
View dismissal Waqas Barkat c Dawlat Zadran b Mohammad Nabi 32 67 32 3 0 100.00
13.3 52.4 mph, oh no, he was playing that chip shot so well and he chooses to play a scoop instead! This is exactly like Misbah getting out in the World T20 final in 2007! An easy catch for short fine leg fielder 102/3
View dismissal JJ Atkinson*† lbw b Amir Hamza 31 24 20 5 1 155.00
4.4 53.8 mph, that is the end of a wonderful short innings from Atkinson! This was tossed up, it drifted in and went straight with the arm to strike the batsman on the front pad. Atkinson was playing for the turn and pushes outside the line. The umpire waits for a bit but rightly raises his finger. That would have gone to hit middle and leg 42/2
View dismissal MS Chapman b Dawlat Zadran 38 55 43 3 1 88.37
16.2 87.9 mph, he has given it away! Chapman moves across to the off side to flick this one fine on the leg side, misses and looses his leg stump. That was a little too quick for him..141.5 kph 117/5
View dismissal Babar Hayat c Asghar Stanikzai b Mohammad Nabi 5 9 3 1 0 166.66
15.3 58.6 mph, well, he has the memory of that previous shot at least! He sweeps this one, but gets a thick top edge that is easily taken at deep square leg 115/4
View dismissal Nizakat Khan c Mohammad Nabi b Amir Hamza 9 11 4 0 1 225.00
17.3 56.8 mph, flatter delivery, Nizakat tries the repeat of the previous shot, but he doesn't get any elevation this time. it's hit straight to the extra cover fielder 127/6
View dismissal Munir Dar run out (Najeeb Tarakai) 3 11 6 0 0 50.00
18.2 Dawlat Zadran to Tanwir Afzal, this time there is a direct hit! The batsman dabs it to mid off and calls for a quick one, but the fielder fires a throw and breaks the stumps at the striker's end. Dar was well short. Good thinking by the fielder to target the slower of the two runners 135/7
View dismissal Tanwir Afzal c Gulbadin Naib b Shapoor Zadran 11 10 6 1 1 183.33
19.2 84.7 mph, good running catch at wide long on by Naib! Tanwir aimed to go over the boundary with a cross-batted swipe but didn't get the distance he would have liked. Naib runs to his right from long on to take it comfortably in the end 147/8
Haseeb Amjad not out 7 10 6 1 0 116.66
Aizaz Khan not out 1 5 1 0 0 100.00
Extras (b 1, lb 2, w 8, nb 5) 16
  Total (8 wickets; 20 overs) 153 (7.65 runs per over)
  Bowling O M R W Econ 0s 4s 6s  
View wickets Shapoor Zadran 4 0 27 2 6.75 10 4 0
0.1 to Irfan Ahmed, he is gone first-ball again! Wonderful delivery first up but an atrocious shot! It's full and fast and straight and Irfan plays a limp drive. He plays down the wrong line and the ball flicks the off stump en route to the keeper. The bail on the other side comes off. What a start for Afghanistan! 0/1
19.2 to Tanwir Afzal, 84.7 mph, good running catch at wide long on by Naib! Tanwir aimed to go over the boundary with a cross-batted swipe but didn't get the distance he would have liked. Naib runs to his right from long on to take it comfortably in the end 147/8
  Gulbadin Naib 2 0 23 0 11.50 5 3 1 (2w)
View wickets Amir Hamza 4 0 32 2 8.00 9 1 1 (1w)
4.4 to Atkinson, 53.8 mph, that is the end of a wonderful short innings from Atkinson! This was tossed up, it drifted in and went straight with the arm to strike the batsman on the front pad. Atkinson was playing for the turn and pushes outside the line. The umpire waits for a bit but rightly raises his finger. That would have gone to hit middle and leg 42/2
17.3 to Nizakat Khan, 56.8 mph, flatter delivery, Nizakat tries the repeat of the previous shot, but he doesn't get any elevation this time. it's hit straight to the extra cover fielder 127/6
  Samiullah Shenwari 3 0 17 0 5.66 10 1 1
View wicket Dawlat Zadran 3 0 24 1 8.00 11 2 1 (2nb)
16.2 to Chapman, 87.9 mph, he has given it away! Chapman moves across to the off side to flick this one fine on the leg side, misses and looses his leg stump. That was a little too quick for him..141.5 kph 117/5
View wickets Mohammad Nabi 4 0 27 2 6.75 10 3 0 (1w)
13.3 to Waqas Barkat, 52.4 mph, oh no, he was playing that chip shot so well and he chooses to play a scoop instead! This is exactly like Misbah getting out in the World T20 final in 2007! An easy catch for short fine leg fielder 102/3
15.3 to Babar Hayat, 58.6 mph, well, he has the memory of that previous shot at least! He sweeps this one, but gets a thick top edge that is easily taken at deep square leg 115/4
  Afghanistan innings (target: 154 runs from 20 overs) R M B 4s 6s SR
View dismissal Najeeb Tarakai c Nadeem Ahmed b Tanwir Afzal 7 11 6 1 0 116.66
2.4 76.6 mph, oh no, he has perished at deep midwicket! Nadeem takes a wonderful catch right at the edge of the boundary. He was running towards the deep square leg area and controls it nicely. Tarakzai was drawn into a pull, but he couldn't get the distance he would have liked 14/1
View dismissal Mohammad Shahzad c Irfan Ahmed b Haseeb Amjad 68 69 53 6 3 128.30
15.3 60.8 mph, oh what a stunner! Magnifico! After all those drops, you don't expect these, but Irfan Ahmed takes a screamer to send Shahzad back. It was a slower delivery that the batsman punched over extra cover with wonderful timing - it looked set to make it to the boundary, but Irfan Ahmed dives forward to pluck it just above the grass. Call it my poor judgment but i was expecting that to be dropped as well 116/3
View dismissal Asghar Stanikzai c Babar Hayat b Aizaz Khan 13 31 21 0 0 61.90
10.2 84.0 mph, he has perished this time! Stanikzai stays on the back foot and looks to flat-bat this short delivery over the wide long on boundary, but the fielder does well to nicely get under it and complete a good catch. Hong Kong break a threatening stand. 69/2
Shafiqullah not out 51 39 24 5 3 212.50
Mohammad Nabi* not out 6 12 5 0 0 120.00
Extras (lb 1, w 7, nb 1) 9
  Total (3 wickets; 18 overs) 154 (8.55 runs per over)
  Bowling O M R W Econ 0s 4s 6s  
View wicket Tanwir Afzal 3 0 19 1 6.33 8 3 0
2.4 to Najeeb Tarakai, 76.6 mph, oh no, he has perished at deep midwicket! Nadeem takes a wonderful catch right at the edge of the boundary. He was running towards the deep square leg area and controls it nicely. Tarakzai was drawn into a pull, but he couldn't get the distance he would have liked 14/1
View wicket Haseeb Amjad 4 0 35 1 8.75 8 6 0 (1w)
15.3 to Mohammad Shahzad, 60.8 mph, oh what a stunner! Magnifico! After all those drops, you don't expect these, but Irfan Ahmed takes a screamer to send Shahzad back. It was a slower delivery that the batsman punched over extra cover with wonderful timing - it looked set to make it to the boundary, but Irfan Ahmed dives forward to pluck it just above the grass. Call it my poor judgment but i was expecting that to be dropped as well 116/3
  Nadeem Ahmed 3 0 22 0 7.33 5 2 0 (1w)
  Irfan Ahmed 3 0 15 0 5.00 8 1 0
  Nizakat Khan 2 0 23 0 11.50 6 0 2 (1w)
View wicket Aizaz Khan 3 0 39 1 13.00 4 0 4 (1nb)
10.2 to Asghar Stanikzai, 84.0 mph, he has perished this time! Stanikzai stays on the back foot and looks to flat-bat this short delivery over the wide long on boundary, but the fielder does well to nicely get under it and complete a good catch. Hong Kong break a threatening stand. 69/2

Match details


Toss - Hong Kong, who chose to bat
Points - Afghanistan 2, Hong Kong 0
T20I debut - Munir Dar (Hong Kong)
Player of the match - Mohammad Shahzad (Afghanistan)
Umpires - S Ravi (India) and PR Reiffel (Australia)
TV umpire - RJ Tucker (Australia)
Match referee - J Srinath (India)
Reserve umpire - Aleem Dar (Pakistan)

Match Notes


    • Hong Kong innings
    • Powerplay: Overs 0.1 - 6.0 (Mandatory - 46 runs, 2 wickets)
    • Hong Kong: 50 runs in 6.6 overs (42 balls), Extras 2
    • 3rd Wicket: 50 runs in 44 balls (Waqas Barkat 17, MS Chapman 26, Ex 7)
    • Hong Kong: 100 runs in 13.1 overs (81 balls), Extras 9
    • Hong Kong: 150 runs in 19.6 overs (122 balls), Extras 16
    • Innings Break: Hong Kong - 153/8 in 20.0 overs (Haseeb Amjad 7, Aizaz Khan 1)
    • Afghanistan innings
    • Powerplay: Overs 0.1 - 6.0 (Mandatory - 38 runs, 1 wicket)
    • Afghanistan: 50 runs in 9.1 overs (55 balls), Extras 1
    • 2nd Wicket: 50 runs in 43 balls (Mohammad Shahzad 34, Asghar Stanikzai 13, Ex 6)
    • Mohammad Shahzad: 50 off 41 balls (5 x 4, 2 x 6)
    • Afghanistan: 100 runs in 13.4 overs (83 balls), Extras 8
    • Afghanistan: 150 runs in 17.5 overs (108 balls), Extras 9
    • Shafiqullah: 50 off 24 balls (5 x 4, 3 x 6)
 
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