Asian Cricket Council Twenty20 Cup, Group B: Afghanistan v Kuwait at Lalitpur, Mar 31, 2013
Afghanistan won by 4 wickets (with 5 balls remaining)
31 March 2013 (20-over match)
  Kuwait innings (20 overs maximum) R M B 4s 6s SR
View dismissal Yasar Idrees c Aftab Alam b Samiullah Shenwari 64 57 40 6 4 160.00
12.6 short and swung round, swerving towards square leg who crouches to pouch. 101/5
View dismissal Aamir Javed b Samiullah Shenwari 4 19 9 0 0 44.44
4.1 back when being forward would have been best, top-spinner skids through the defence 39/1
View dismissal Mohammed Ghulam*† c †Karim Sadiq b Samiullah Shenwari 0 1 1 0 0 0.00
4.2 static feet, thin tickle 39/2
View dismissal Abid Mushtaq c Aftab Alam b Nasim Baras 7 4 7 0 1 100.00
5.3 pitched up, batsman planted, through with the shot, catching practise for mid-off. 47/3
View dismissal Ali Zaheer c Nasim Baras b Mohammad Nabi 20 18 17 3 0 117.64
9.5 floated up on a full length, Ali tries to go long, just a little early on the shot and straight down mid-on's throat, Ali thumps his pads on the way back, disgusted with himself. Had been looking good 81/4
View dismissal Sibtain Raza c Mohammad Nasim b Nasim Baras 6 33 13 0 0 46.15
17.4 slog-swept again, not timed as well as the batsman'd like, high to midwicket coming in from the boundary 125/9
View dismissal Saad Khalid lbw b Mohammad Nabi 0 1 1 0 0 0.00
13.1 trapped right in front, ball scooting through bat and pad, struck shin high, could have been the top-spinner. Kuwait's potential total goes down by 20 runs 101/6
View dismissal Azmatullah Nazeer lbw b Aftab Alam 1 6 5 0 0 20.00
14.4 real effort ball, looking for the yorker, big stride down the wicket to cover it, but no bat on ball 105/7
View dismissal S Rizwan Ali b Aftab Alam 2 6 7 0 0 28.57
16.1 it's that yorker again, at pace too, Aftab 'hitting his straps' today 111/8
Haroon Shahid not out 16 12 10 2 0 160.00
View dismissal Ali Shahzad c Shafiqullah b Nasim Baras 4 6 7 1 0 57.14
19.2 slog-swept, goes low to long-on, comes in and takes the catch diving in front of him. 133/10
Extras (lb 3, w 5, nb 1) 9
  Total (all out; 19.2 overs; 86 mins) 133 (6.87 runs per over)
  Bowling O M R W Econ  
  Shapoor Zadran 1 0 12 0 12.00
  Fazal Niazai 2 0 14 0 7.00 (1nb)
View wickets M Nasim Baras 3.2 0 28 3 8.40 (1w)
5.3 to Abid Mushtaq, pitched up, batsman planted, through with the shot, catching practise for mid-off. 47/3
17.4 to Sibtain Raza, slog-swept again, not timed as well as the batsman'd like, high to midwicket coming in from the boundary 125/9
19.2 to Ali Shahzad, slog-swept, goes low to long-on, comes in and takes the catch diving in front of him. 133/10
View wickets Samiullah Shenwari 4 0 18 3 4.50 (3w)
4.1 to Aamir Javed, back when being forward would have been best, top-spinner skids through the defence 39/1
4.2 to Mohammed Ghulam, static feet, thin tickle 39/2
12.6 to Yasar Idrees, short and swung round, swerving towards square leg who crouches to pouch. 101/5
View wickets Mohammad Nabi 4 0 21 2 5.25
9.5 to Ali Zaheer, floated up on a full length, Ali tries to go long, just a little early on the shot and straight down mid-on's throat, Ali thumps his pads on the way back, disgusted with himself. Had been looking good 81/4
13.1 to Saad Khalid, trapped right in front, ball scooting through bat and pad, struck shin high, could have been the top-spinner. Kuwait's potential total goes down by 20 runs 101/6
  Gulbadin Naib 2 0 18 0 9.00
View wickets Aftab Alam 3 0 19 2 6.33 (1w)
14.4 to Azmatullah Nazeer, real effort ball, looking for the yorker, big stride down the wicket to cover it, but no bat on ball 105/7
16.1 to Rizwan Ali, it's that yorker again, at pace too, Aftab 'hitting his straps' today 111/8
  Afghanistan innings (target: 134 runs from 20 overs) R M B 4s 6s SR
View dismissal Karim Sadiq st †Mohammed Ghulam b Azmatullah Nazeer 42 41 37 7 0 113.51
9.4 steps out to try and hit the ball to Kabul, says Suhan Kumar Malaysia's captain who's at the ground in preparation for the next match here against Maldives. Karim misses. 'Keeper doesn't. 69/2
Fazal Niazai b Haroon Shahid 24 37 21 4 0 114.28
View dismissal Mohammad Nasim lbw b Haroon Shahid 0 6 1 0 0 0.00
10.1 traps him right in front! 69/3
View dismissal Gulbadin Naib b Ali Shahzad 17 27 16 1 0 106.25
15.6 goes for a big swat, misses and leg-stump is knocked back 109/4
View dismissal Najibullah Zadran b Azmatullah Nazeer 26 30 26 4 0 100.00
17.3 down the wicket , ball dropped short, batsman misses, ball doesn't 114/6
View dismissal Mohammad Nabi* lbw b Sibtain Raza 0 2 1 0 0 0.00
16.4 goes back to flick it round, misses and that was hitting leg! 112/5
Samiullah Shenwari not out 8 12 6 1 0 133.33
Shafiqullah not out 15 7 7 2 1 214.28
Extras (lb 1, w 3) 4
  Total (6 wickets; 19.1 overs) 136 (7.09 runs per over)
  Bowling O M R W Econ  
View wicket Ali Shahzad 4 0 23 1 5.75 (1w)
15.6 to Gulbadin Naib, goes for a big swat, misses and leg-stump is knocked back 109/4
  S Rizwan Ali 2 0 14 0 7.00
  Saad Khalid 2.1 0 24 0 11.07 (1w)
View wickets Haroon Shahid 4 0 25 2 6.25
8.6 to , through the gate, ball skidding through 65/1
10.1 to Mohammad Nasim, traps him right in front! 69/3
View wickets Azmatullah Nazeer 4 0 24 2 6.00 (1w)
9.4 to Karim Sadiq, steps out to try and hit the ball to Kabul, says Suhan Kumar Malaysia's captain who's at the ground in preparation for the next match here against Maldives. Karim misses. 'Keeper doesn't. 69/2
17.3 to Najibullah Zadran, down the wicket , ball dropped short, batsman misses, ball doesn't 114/6
View wicket Sibtain Raza 3 0 25 1 8.33
16.4 to Mohammad Nabi, goes back to flick it round, misses and that was hitting leg! 112/5

Match details


Toss - Afghanistan, who chose to field
Points - Afghanistan 2, Kuwait 0
Player of the match - Samiullah Shenwari (Afghanistan)
Umpires - VK Jha and BD Karn
Match referee - S Sarkar
Reserve umpire - HR Giri
 
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Hours of play (local time) 09.15 start, First Session 09.15-10.30, Interval 10.30-10.45, Second Session 10.45-12.00