ICC Under-19 World Cup Qualifier, 2011 / Commentary

Good morning and welcome to our coverage of this U19 World Cup Qualifying match between Afghanistan and Scotland. I'm Callum Stewart and I will be bringing you ball-by-ball updates live from the ground in Strabane, Northern Ireland. The sun is out and the forecast is for the rain to stay away so we should have a full game on our hands. Scotland are top of the table on run-rate while Afghanistan have struggled for form so far. Check out the latest standings.

Afghanistan will be looking to finish in the all important top six that qualify for the World Cup next year in Australia, while Scotland will have set their aims higher at winning the tournament. Do make sure you keep tabs on the other games in the tournament here on Cricinfo.

Both teams are out warming up, and we will bring you news of the toss when we get it.

Afghanistan have won the toss and will bowl.

It's a little overcast now, the grounds staff and umpires are out in the middle prodding the wicket. It looks rather green!

Scotland - PT Sadler*, A Bailwal, FRJ Coleman, MH Cross†, HR Edwards, S Page, PA Ross, AS Luthra, K Smith, SW McElnea, RE McLean.

Afghanistan - Shir Shirzai*, Abdul Naseri, Younas Ahmadzai, Afsar Khan†, Yamin Ahmadzai, Hashmatullah Shaidi, Javed Ahmadi, Mohibullah Paak, Najibullah Zadran, Nasir Ahmadzai, Sayed Shirzad.

As always we do love your comments. Who are you supporting? Who will qualify for the Australia 2012 and who will crash and burn? Where are you logging on from today? The teams are back in the dressing rooms, the umpires and ready and we will be playing cricket in about five minutes.

The Afghanistan fielders are in a traditional blue with a red trim, while the Scots batsmen are in a sky blue with navy and white trim. Mohammad Ahmadzai to bowl. McLean and Cross with the bat.

0.1

Yamin Ahmadzai to McLean, no run, good bounce outside off, left alone

0.2

Yamin Ahmadzai to McLean, no run, too wide and he leaves it

0.3

Yamin Ahmadzai to McLean, 2 runs, straighter ball, little flick off the pads through midwicket

0.4

Yamin Ahmadzai to McLean, no run, blocked in to the covers on the front foot

0.5

Yamin Ahmadzai to McLean, no run, shorter slower ball, not near the stumps and McLean pulls out of the shot

0.6

Yamin Ahmadzai to McLean, 1 run, cut behind point on the back foot

End of over 1 (3 runs) Scotland Under-19s 3/0
RE McLean    3* (6b)      Yamin Ahmadzai    1-0-3-0
MH Cross    0* (0b)     

1.1

Shir Shirzai to McLean, OUT, gone! First ball from Shirzai traps McLean on the front foot and its swinging it a little and looks plum

RE McLean lbw b Sayed Shirzad 3 (7b 0x4 0x6) SR: 42.85

1.2

Shir Shirzai to Coleman, no run, blocked to mid-on

1.3

Shir Shirzai to Coleman, no run, defends back to the bowler

1.4

Shir Shirzai to Coleman, no run, big swing trying to drive away

1.5

Shir Shirzai to Coleman, 2 leg byes, off the pads to fine leg

1.6

Shir Shirzai to Coleman, no run, wider ball left alone

End of over 2 (2 runs, wicket maiden) Scotland Under-19s 5/1
FRJ Coleman    0* (5b)      Shir Shirzai    1-1-0-1
MH Cross    0* (0b)      Yamin Ahmadzai    1-0-3-0

2.1

Yamin Ahmadzai to Cross, no run, swinging away and Cross leaves it, his first ball after watching the first two overs

2.2

Yamin Ahmadzai to Cross, 1 run, slow outside off, risky cut in the air behind point

2.3

Yamin Ahmadzai to Coleman, no run, off the pads again, big appeal but was going down the leg-side

2.4

Yamin Ahmadzai to Coleman, no run, blocked in to the off-side

2.5

Yamin Ahmadzai to Coleman, 1 wide, big swing and a miss

2.5

Yamin Ahmadzai to Coleman, 2 runs, pushes forward to drive, thick outside edge behind point stopped by the feet of the third man fielder on the boundary

2.6

Yamin Ahmadzai to Coleman, no run, big appeal for caught behind, but the Afghanistan are known for liking an appeal, they seem certain it's caught behind but the umpire and batsmen stay still

End of over 3 (4 runs) Scotland Under-19s 9/1
FRJ Coleman    2* (9b)      Yamin Ahmadzai    2-0-7-0
MH Cross    1* (2b)      Shir Shirzai    1-1-0-1

3.1

Shir Shirzai to Cross, no run, play and a miss outside off-stump

3.2

Shir Shirzai to Cross, 1 run, flicked to fine leg

3.3

Shir Shirzai to Coleman, 2 runs, clipped through midwicket

3.4

Shir Shirzai to Coleman, no run

3.5

Shir Shirzai to Coleman, no run

3.6

Shir Shirzai to Coleman, no run

End of over 4 (3 runs) Scotland Under-19s 12/1
FRJ Coleman    4* (13b)      Shir Shirzai    2-1-3-1
MH Cross    2* (4b)      Yamin Ahmadzai    2-0-7-0

4.1

Yamin Ahmadzai to Cross, no run

4.2

Yamin Ahmadzai to Cross, 2 wides

4.2

Yamin Ahmadzai to Coleman, no run

4.3

Yamin Ahmadzai to Coleman, FOUR, clipped through midwicket for four

4.4

Yamin Ahmadzai to Coleman, 1 bye, keeper misses the ball as it kept low

4.5

Yamin Ahmadzai to Cross, no run

4.6

Yamin Ahmadzai to Cross, 1 leg bye, off the pads to fine leg

End of over 5 (8 runs) Scotland Under-19s 20/1
MH Cross    2* (7b)      Yamin Ahmadzai    3-0-13-0
FRJ Coleman    8* (16b 1x4)      Shir Shirzai    2-1-3-1

5.1

Shir Shirzai to Cross, 1 run, flicked to third man

5.2

Shir Shirzai to Coleman, no run

5.3

Shir Shirzai to Coleman, no run

5.4

Shir Shirzai to Coleman, no run

5.5

Shir Shirzai to Coleman, no run, good line and length, left alone outside off

5.6

Shir Shirzai to Coleman, no run

End of over 6 (1 run) Scotland Under-19s 21/1
FRJ Coleman    8* (21b 1x4)      Shir Shirzai    3-1-4-1
MH Cross    3* (8b)      Yamin Ahmadzai    3-0-13-0

6.1

Yamin Ahmadzai to Cross, no run, left alone, the line not threatening the off-stump

6.2

Yamin Ahmadzai to Cross, 1 wide, swing and a miss outside off, the ball kept low again but it was wide too

6.2

Yamin Ahmadzai to Cross, 1 run, outside edge to third man

6.3

Yamin Ahmadzai to Coleman, no run, blocked back to the bowler

6.4

Yamin Ahmadzai to Coleman, no run

6.5

Yamin Ahmadzai to Coleman, no run

6.6

Yamin Ahmadzai to Coleman, FOUR, too straight, flicked through square leg for four, it's a short boundary and Coleman eats deliveries like that for breakfast

End of over 7 (6 runs) Scotland Under-19s 27/1
FRJ Coleman    12* (25b 2x4)      Yamin Ahmadzai    4-0-19-0
MH Cross    4* (10b)      Shir Shirzai    3-1-4-1

7.1

Shir Shirzai to Cross, 1 bye, the keeper misses a lower ball again

7.2

Shir Shirzai to Coleman, FOUR, full and outside off, lovely flowing drive through the covers

7.3

Shir Shirzai to Coleman, no run, through to the keeper

7.4

Shir Shirzai to Coleman, no run, left alone outside off

7.5

Shir Shirzai to Coleman, no run, blocked to point

7.6

Shir Shirzai to Coleman, no run, back to the bowler

End of over 8 (5 runs) Scotland Under-19s 32/1
FRJ Coleman    16* (30b 3x4)      Shir Shirzai    4-1-8-1
MH Cross    4* (11b)      Yamin Ahmadzai    4-0-19-0

8.1

Yamin Ahmadzai to Cross, OUT, tries to cut away to wider ball, but plays straight in to the hands of the backward point fielder, silly shot

MH Cross c Younas Ahmadzai b Yamin Ahmadzai 4 (12b 0x4 0x6) SR: 33.33

8.2

Yamin Ahmadzai to Ross, no run, lbw appeal hit way above the kneeroll

8.3

Yamin Ahmadzai to Ross, no run, blocked back to the bowler

8.4

Yamin Ahmadzai to Ross, no run, play and a miss with the block

8.5

Yamin Ahmadzai to Ross, FOUR, full and straight, Ross gets the toe of the bat to make contact with the ball to send it racing down fine leg for four

8.6

Yamin Ahmadzai to Ross, 1 no ball, oversteps the line

8.6

Yamin Ahmadzai to Ross, FOUR, fuller ball, Ross hits hard over the mid-on fielder, no messing

End of over 9 (9 runs) Scotland Under-19s 41/2
PA Ross    8* (6b 2x4)      Yamin Ahmadzai    5-0-28-1
FRJ Coleman    16* (30b 3x4)      Shir Shirzai    4-1-8-1

9.1

Shir Shirzai to Coleman, no run, blocked to point

9.2

Shir Shirzai to Coleman, 1 run, push and run to the covers

9.3

Shir Shirzai to Ross, no run, blocked to point on the front foot

9.4

Shir Shirzai to Ross, no run, good pace nips away beating the outside edge

9.5

Shir Shirzai to Ross, no run, blocked to point on the front foot

9.6

Shir Shirzai to Ross, no run, play and a miss outside off, good over from Shirzai

End of over 10 (1 run) Scotland Under-19s 42/2
PA Ross    8* (10b 2x4)      Shir Shirzai    5-1-9-1
FRJ Coleman    17* (32b 3x4)      Yamin Ahmadzai    5-0-28-1

10.1

Yamin Ahmadzai to Coleman, no run, blocked to point on the back foot

10.2

Yamin Ahmadzai to Coleman, no run, gets on the front foot to defend away

10.3

Yamin Ahmadzai to Coleman, no run, drives to mid-off

10.4

Yamin Ahmadzai to Coleman, no run, blocked in to the leg-side

10.5

Yamin Ahmadzai to Coleman, FOUR, short and wide, Coleman sends the ball flying high over point for four runs

10.6

Yamin Ahmadzai to Coleman, no run, blocks to short cover

End of over 11 (4 runs) Scotland Under-19s 46/2
FRJ Coleman    21* (38b 4x4)      Yamin Ahmadzai    6-0-32-1
PA Ross    8* (10b 2x4)      Shir Shirzai    5-1-9-1

11.1

Shir Shirzai to Ross, no run, blocked in to the covers, good line and length

11.2

Shir Shirzai to Ross, no run

11.3

Shir Shirzai to Ross, no run

11.4

Shir Shirzai to Ross, no run

11.5

Shir Shirzai to Ross, no run

11.6

Shir Shirzai to Ross, 1 wide, down the leg-side

11.6

Shir Shirzai to Ross, 3 runs, cut behind point, they jog back for an easy two, but Coleman wants three and Ross isn't look, Ross has to hurry as the throw misses and he would have been miles out

End of over 12 (4 runs) Scotland Under-19s 50/2
PA Ross    11* (16b 2x4)      Shir Shirzai    6-1-13-1
FRJ Coleman    21* (38b 4x4)      Yamin Ahmadzai    6-0-32-1

12.1

Najibullah Zadran to Ross, 1 run, cut to third man

12.2

Najibullah Zadran to Coleman, no run

12.3

Najibullah Zadran to Coleman, FOUR, full toss, swiped hard through the covers for four, deserved nothing less

12.4

Najibullah Zadran to Coleman, no run

12.5

Najibullah Zadran to Coleman, 1 run, chipped between mid-on and midwicket

12.6

Najibullah Zadran to Ross, no run

End of over 13 (6 runs) Scotland Under-19s 56/2
PA Ross    12* (18b 2x4)      Najibullah Zadran    1-0-6-0
FRJ Coleman    26* (42b 5x4)      Shir Shirzai    6-1-13-1

13.1

Shir Shirzai to Coleman, no run, left alone, full and outside off

13.2

Shir Shirzai to Coleman, no run, blocked back to the bowler

13.3

Shir Shirzai to Coleman, FOUR, short and straight, flicked off the hips through fine leg, well-timed for four

13.4

Shir Shirzai to Coleman, no run, hit hard to mid-off

13.5

Shir Shirzai to Coleman, no run, swing and a miss

13.6

Shir Shirzai to Coleman, 1 run, shorter ball hits the glove, Ross calls the run and Coleman has to hurry, he's in safe however as the Afghan fielder demolishes the stumps

End of over 14 (5 runs) Scotland Under-19s 61/2
FRJ Coleman    31* (48b 6x4)      Shir Shirzai    7-1-18-1
PA Ross    12* (18b 2x4)      Najibullah Zadran    1-0-6-0

14.1

Najibullah Zadran to Coleman, no run

14.2

Najibullah Zadran to Coleman, no run

14.3

Najibullah Zadran to Coleman, no run

14.4

Najibullah Zadran to Coleman, FOUR, full again, hit hard through covers, beating the fielder and races away for four

14.5

Najibullah Zadran to Coleman, no run

14.6

Najibullah Zadran to Coleman, no run

End of over 15 (4 runs) Scotland Under-19s 65/2
FRJ Coleman    35* (54b 7x4)      Najibullah Zadran    2-0-10-0
PA Ross    12* (18b 2x4)      Shir Shirzai    7-1-18-1

15.1

Sayed Shirzad to Ross, no run

15.2

Sayed Shirzad to Ross, no run

15.3

Sayed Shirzad to Ross, no run, drives in to the covers

15.4

Sayed Shirzad to Ross, no run, cut to point

15.5

Sayed Shirzad to Ross, no run, swing and a miss outside off

15.6

Sayed Shirzad to Ross, no run

End of over 16 (maiden) Scotland Under-19s 65/2
PA Ross    12* (24b 2x4)      Sayed Shirzad    1-1-0-0
FRJ Coleman    35* (54b 7x4)      Najibullah Zadran    2-0-10-0

16.1

Abdul Naseri to Coleman, no run, play and a miss outside off

16.2

Abdul Naseri to Coleman, no run, hit hard back to the bowler

16.3

Abdul Naseri to Coleman, 1 run, back foot drive to long-off

16.4

Abdul Naseri to Ross, no run

16.5

Abdul Naseri to Ross, no run, prodded to the leg-side

16.6

Abdul Naseri to Ross, FOUR, sweeps fine, beating short fine leg and the ball trundles down the ground through fine leg

End of over 17 (5 runs) Scotland Under-19s 70/2
PA Ross    16* (27b 3x4)      Abdul Naseri    1-0-5-0
FRJ Coleman    36* (57b 7x4)      Sayed Shirzad    1-1-0-0

17.1

Shir Shirzai to Coleman, no run, back foot drive to deep cover

17.2

Shir Shirzai to Coleman, 2 runs, worked through the leg-side, took the pace off the ball so they could come back for two

17.3

Shir Shirzai to Coleman, 1 run, fuller ball swiped to deep cover

17.4

Shir Shirzai to Ross, 1 run, back foot drive to cover, they decide on a quick single but the ball bounces to the fielder for an easy pick-up and he misses with the throw from 10 yards, would have been out

17.5

Shir Shirzai to Coleman, no run, back to the bowler

17.6

Shir Shirzai to Coleman, no run, blocked to mid-on

End of over 18 (4 runs) Scotland Under-19s 74/2
FRJ Coleman    39* (62b 7x4)      Shir Shirzai    2-1-4-0
PA Ross    17* (28b 3x4)      Abdul Naseri    1-0-5-0

18.1

Abdul Naseri to Ross, no run, blocked in to the covers

18.2

Abdul Naseri to Ross, no run, full loopy toss, straightening up, blocked away

18.3

Abdul Naseri to Ross, no run, defends back to the bowler

18.4

Abdul Naseri to Ross, no run, off the pads to the leg-side

18.5

Abdul Naseri to Ross, 1 run

18.6

Abdul Naseri to Coleman, 1 run

End of over 19 (2 runs) Scotland Under-19s 76/2
FRJ Coleman    40* (63b 7x4)      Abdul Naseri    2-0-7-0
PA Ross    18* (33b 3x4)      Shir Shirzai    2-1-4-0

19.1

Shir Shirzai to Coleman, no run

19.2

Shir Shirzai to Coleman, no run

19.3

Shir Shirzai to Coleman, no run

19.4

Shir Shirzai to Coleman, no run

19.5

Shir Shirzai to Coleman, 1 wide

19.5

Shir Shirzai to Coleman, no run

19.6

Shir Shirzai to Coleman, no run

End of over 20 (1 run) Scotland Under-19s 77/2
FRJ Coleman    40* (69b 7x4)      Shir Shirzai    3-1-5-0
PA Ross    18* (33b 3x4)      Abdul Naseri    2-0-7-0

20.1

Abdul Naseri to Ross, 1 run, flicked to long-off

20.2

Abdul Naseri to Coleman, 1 run, drives to deep cover

20.3

Abdul Naseri to Ross, 1 run, blocked to the covers, quick runnings

20.4

Abdul Naseri to Coleman, no run

20.5

Abdul Naseri to Coleman, 2 runs, chipped to long-off on the back foot, good running for the second

20.6

Abdul Naseri to Coleman, 1 run, punched to long-on again

End of over 21 (6 runs) Scotland Under-19s 83/2
FRJ Coleman    44* (73b 7x4)      Abdul Naseri    3-0-13-0
PA Ross    20* (35b 3x4)      Shir Shirzai    3-1-5-0

21.1

Shir Shirzai to Coleman, no run

21.2

Shir Shirzai to Coleman, 1 run, cut to deep point

The clouds look menacing...

21.3

Shir Shirzai to Ross, no run

21.4

Shir Shirzai to Ross, no run

21.5

Shir Shirzai to Ross, no run, blocked to the leg-side

21.6

Shir Shirzai to Ross, 1 run, punched out to deep cover

End of over 22 (2 runs) Scotland Under-19s 85/2
PA Ross    22* (38b 3x4)      Shir Shirzai    4-1-8-0
FRJ Coleman    44* (76b 7x4)      Abdul Naseri    3-0-13-0

22.1

Mohibullah Oryakhel to Ross, no run, drives hard back to the bowler

22.2

Mohibullah Oryakhel to Ross, no run, play and a miss outside off

22.3

Mohibullah Oryakhel to Ross, 4 byes, bit of variable bounce beats bat and ball, misses the keeper too for four byes

22.4

Mohibullah Oryakhel to Ross, no run

22.5

Mohibullah Oryakhel to Ross, 1 run, flicked to midwicket

22.6

Mohibullah Oryakhel to Coleman, 1 run, and again, finds the gap in the leg-side

End of over 23 (6 runs) Scotland Under-19s 91/2
FRJ Coleman    45* (77b 7x4)      Mohibullah Oryakhel    1-0-2-0
PA Ross    23* (43b 3x4)      Shir Shirzai    4-1-8-0

23.1

Shir Shirzai to Coleman, FOUR, hit hard through the covers, fielder on the the boundary but it beats him too

23.2

Shir Shirzai to Coleman, no run

23.3

Shir Shirzai to Coleman, 1 run, flicked through square leg, 50 for Coleman who's in great form right now, applause from the crowd

23.4

Shir Shirzai to Ross, no run

23.5

Shir Shirzai to Ross, no run

23.6

Shir Shirzai to Ross, no run, wild swing and a miss outside off

End of over 24 (5 runs) Scotland Under-19s 96/2
PA Ross    23* (46b 3x4)      Shir Shirzai    5-1-13-0
FRJ Coleman    50* (80b 8x4)      Mohibullah Oryakhel    1-0-2-0

24.1

Mohibullah Oryakhel to Coleman, 1 run, bottom edge, runs away to long-off

24.2

Mohibullah Oryakhel to Ross, no run, blocked to the off-side

24.3

Mohibullah Oryakhel to Ross, no run, blocked back to the bowler

24.4

Mohibullah Oryakhel to Ross, 1 run, shorter ball pulled behind square

24.5

Mohibullah Oryakhel to Coleman, no run, blocked back to the bowler

24.6

Mohibullah Oryakhel to Coleman, no run, and again, shorter length and a back foot drive to the bowler

End of over 25 (2 runs) Scotland Under-19s 98/2
FRJ Coleman    51* (83b 8x4)      Mohibullah Oryakhel    2-0-4-0
PA Ross    24* (49b 3x4)      Shir Shirzai    5-1-13-0

25.1

Shir Shirzai to Ross, no run, blocked to point

25.2

Shir Shirzai to Ross, no run, blocked in to the covers

25.3

Shir Shirzai to Ross, no run, blocked to point

25.4

Shir Shirzai to Ross, 1 run, quick single to the leg-side, again a swift pick-up and throw, the batsmen would've been gone but the throw missed again

25.5

Shir Shirzai to Coleman, 1 run, single to deep cover, brings up the 100

25.6

Shir Shirzai to Ross, 1 run, too short and wide, helped to deep cover

End of over 26 (3 runs) Scotland Under-19s 101/2
PA Ross    26* (54b 3x4)      Shir Shirzai    6-1-16-0
FRJ Coleman    52* (84b 8x4)      Mohibullah Oryakhel    2-0-4-0

26.1

Mohibullah Oryakhel to Ross, no run, play and a miss outside off

26.2

Mohibullah Oryakhel to Ross, 1 bye, missed everything as Ross tried to sweep off the wrong length

26.3

Mohibullah Oryakhel to Coleman, no run

26.4

Mohibullah Oryakhel to Coleman, FOUR, too straight, hit over midwicket for four more

26.5

Mohibullah Oryakhel to Coleman, no run

26.6

Mohibullah Oryakhel to Coleman, FOUR, goes over the top, high in the air through midwicket

End of over 27 (9 runs) Scotland Under-19s 110/2
FRJ Coleman    60* (88b 10x4)      Mohibullah Oryakhel    3-0-12-0
PA Ross    26* (56b 3x4)      Shir Shirzai    6-1-16-0

27.1

Javed Ahmadi to Ross, no run, blocked back to the bowler

27.2

Javed Ahmadi to Ross, 1 bye, big turn beats the bat but fools the keeper too

27.3

Javed Ahmadi to Coleman, no run, blocked to the leg-side

27.4

Javed Ahmadi to Coleman, 1 leg bye, off the pads to square leg

27.5

Javed Ahmadi to Ross, FOUR, lovely reverse sweep through third man

27.6

Javed Ahmadi to Ross, no run

Shirzai brings himself on from the other end

End of over 28 (6 runs) Scotland Under-19s 116/2
PA Ross    30* (60b 4x4)      Javed Ahmadi    1-0-4-0
FRJ Coleman    60* (90b 10x4)      Mohibullah Oryakhel    3-0-12-0

28.1

Shir Shirzai to Coleman, 1 run, back foot drive to cover

28.2

Shir Shirzai to Ross, 1 leg bye, off the pads to fine leg

28.3

Shir Shirzai to Coleman, 2 runs, drives to deep cover, a little wide of the fielder and they rush throw

28.4

Shir Shirzai to Coleman, OUT, gone! Coleman comes down the track a little to try and work the ball down the ground, and it hits his front pad half-way up, big appeals and the finger is raised straight away

FRJ Coleman lbw b Shir Shirzai 63 (93b 10x4 0x6) SR: 67.74

28.5

Shir Shirzai to Bailwal, no run, drives to mid-on

28.6

Shir Shirzai to Bailwal, FOUR, classy shot, a little short and wide and he plays a flowing cut behind point

End of over 29 (8 runs) Scotland Under-19s 124/3
A Bailwal    4* (2b 1x4)      Shir Shirzai    7-1-23-1
PA Ross    30* (61b 4x4)      Javed Ahmadi    1-0-4-0

29.1

Javed Ahmadi to Ross, FOUR, reverse sweep again, he loves that shot! Plays it well too and beats the short third man fielder

29.2

Javed Ahmadi to Ross, 1 run, conventional sweep this time to fine leg

29.3

Javed Ahmadi to Bailwal, no run, back foot shot to point

29.4

Javed Ahmadi to Bailwal, 1 run, down the track to work the ball to long-on

29.5

Javed Ahmadi to Ross, no run, shapes to reverse sweep, bowled down the leg-side and not given as wide

29.6

Javed Ahmadi to Ross, 4 byes, another bounce off the pitch, beats batsmen and keeper and runs for four byes! The bowler looks longingly at the pitch

End of over 30 (10 runs) Scotland Under-19s 134/3
PA Ross    35* (65b 5x4)      Javed Ahmadi    2-0-10-0
A Bailwal    5* (4b 1x4)      Shir Shirzai    7-1-23-1

30.1

Shir Shirzai to Bailwal, no run, drives back to the bowler

30.2

Shir Shirzai to Bailwal, no run, big swing ends up at mid-no

30.3

Shir Shirzai to Bailwal, no run, shorter ball fended off to point

30.4

Shir Shirzai to Bailwal, FOUR, full and a touch outside off, Bailwal connects this time sending the ball running along the ground through the covers

30.5

Shir Shirzai to Bailwal, no run

30.6

Shir Shirzai to Bailwal, no run, big swing and a miss trying to cut a shorter ball

End of over 31 (4 runs) Scotland Under-19s 138/3
A Bailwal    9* (10b 2x4)      Shir Shirzai    8-1-27-1
PA Ross    35* (65b 5x4)      Javed Ahmadi    2-0-10-0

31.1

Javed Ahmadi to Ross, no run, blocked back to the bowler

31.2

Javed Ahmadi to Ross, 1 run, quick single to square leg

31.3

Javed Ahmadi to Bailwal, no run, sweeps to short fine leg

31.4

Javed Ahmadi to Bailwal, no run, slower ball, blocked away to point

31.5

Javed Ahmadi to Bailwal, no run, blocked to the leg-side

31.6

Javed Ahmadi to Bailwal, 1 run, flicked through square leg

End of over 32 (2 runs) Scotland Under-19s 140/3
A Bailwal    10* (14b 2x4)      Javed Ahmadi    3-0-12-0
PA Ross    36* (67b 5x4)      Shir Shirzai    8-1-27-1

32.1

Shir Shirzai to Bailwal, OUT, tries to go big, lifts the ball in to the leg-side but the fielder takes the catch just inside the deep square leg boundary

A Bailwal c Nasir Jamal b Shir Shirzai 10 (15b 2x4 0x6) SR: 66.66

32.2

Shir Shirzai to Edwards, no run

32.3

Shir Shirzai to Edwards, FOUR, fuller ball outside off, smashed through the covers

32.4

Shir Shirzai to Edwards, no run

32.5

Shir Shirzai to Edwards, no run

32.6

Shir Shirzai to Edwards, no run

End of over 33 (4 runs) Scotland Under-19s 144/4
HR Edwards    4* (5b 1x4)      Shir Shirzai    9-1-31-2
PA Ross    36* (67b 5x4)      Javed Ahmadi    3-0-12-0

33.1

Javed Ahmadi to Ross, no run, dropped, reverse sweep hard, finds the man at backward point who spills the catch down low, he hurt his hand during that and now has to leave the field

33.2

Javed Ahmadi to Ross, no run, blocked in to the leg-side

33.3

Javed Ahmadi to Ross, 1 run, flicked through fine leg

33.4

Javed Ahmadi to Edwards, no run, drives to cover

33.5

Javed Ahmadi to Edwards, no run

33.6

Javed Ahmadi to Edwards, no run, back to the bowler

End of over 34 (1 run) Scotland Under-19s 145/4
HR Edwards    4* (8b 1x4)      Javed Ahmadi    4-0-13-0
PA Ross    37* (70b 5x4)      Shir Shirzai    9-1-31-2

34.1

Shir Shirzai to Ross, no run, drives back at the bowler

34.2

Shir Shirzai to Ross, 2 runs, finds the gap at cover

34.3

Shir Shirzai to Ross, no run, play and a miss outside off

34.4

Shir Shirzai to Ross, no run, hit hard to mid-on

34.5

Shir Shirzai to Ross, 1 run, block and run to the gap at point

34.6

Shir Shirzai to Edwards, no run, play and a miss outside off

End of over 35 (3 runs) Scotland Under-19s 148/4
HR Edwards    4* (9b 1x4)      Shir Shirzai    10-1-34-2
PA Ross    40* (75b 5x4)      Javed Ahmadi    4-0-13-0

35.1

Javed Ahmadi to Ross, 1 leg bye, off the pads to the leg side

35.2

Javed Ahmadi to Edwards, 1 run, sweeps behind square leg

35.3

Javed Ahmadi to Ross, 1 run

35.4

Javed Ahmadi to Edwards, 1 run

35.5

Javed Ahmadi to Ross, no run

35.6

Javed Ahmadi to Ross, 2 runs, drives to deep cover

End of over 36 (6 runs) Scotland Under-19s 154/4
PA Ross    43* (79b 5x4)      Javed Ahmadi    5-0-18-0
HR Edwards    6* (11b 1x4)      Shir Shirzai    10-1-34-2

36.1

Shir Shirzai to Edwards, no run, big swing and a miss, he tried to hit that one over the border to nearby Ireland!

36.2

Shir Shirzai to Edwards, 1 run, flicked behind square

36.3

Shir Shirzai to Ross, no run, back to the bowler

36.4

Shir Shirzai to Ross, no run, defends to leg

36.5

Shir Shirzai to Ross, 1 leg bye, off the pads as he missed with the sweep

36.6

Shir Shirzai to Edwards, FOUR, Edwards showing him how it's done! Connects fully with the sweep through square leg

End of over 37 (6 runs) Scotland Under-19s 160/4
HR Edwards    11* (14b 2x4)      Shir Shirzai    11-1-39-2
PA Ross    43* (82b 5x4)      Javed Ahmadi    5-0-18-0

37.1

Javed Ahmadi to Ross, no run, blocked to the leg-side

37.2

Javed Ahmadi to Ross, no run

37.3

Javed Ahmadi to Ross, FOUR, reverse sweep again, connects well for four more

37.4

Javed Ahmadi to Ross, 1 run, chip and run to the covers

37.5

Javed Ahmadi to Edwards, no run

37.6

Javed Ahmadi to Edwards, no run

End of over 38 (5 runs) Scotland Under-19s 165/4
HR Edwards    11* (16b 2x4)      Javed Ahmadi    6-0-23-0
PA Ross    48* (86b 6x4)      Shir Shirzai    11-1-39-2

38.1

Abdul Naseri to Ross, no run

38.2

Abdul Naseri to Ross, no run, defends to point on the front foot

38.3

Abdul Naseri to Ross, no run, shorter ball and he tries to sweep

38.4

Abdul Naseri to Ross, FOUR, pulled hard this time, overmidwicket and one bounce to the boundary, that's 50 for Ross

38.5

Abdul Naseri to Ross, 1 run

38.6

Abdul Naseri to Edwards, 1 run, sweeps to square leg

End of over 39 (6 runs) Scotland Under-19s 171/4
HR Edwards    12* (17b 2x4)      Abdul Naseri    5-0-23-0
PA Ross    53* (91b 7x4)      Javed Ahmadi    6-0-23-0

39.1

Javed Ahmadi to Edwards, no run

39.2

Javed Ahmadi to Edwards, no run

39.3

Javed Ahmadi to Edwards, 2 runs, sweeps to fine leg, an errant throw gives them an extra run

39.4

Javed Ahmadi to Edwards, no run

39.5

Javed Ahmadi to Edwards, 1 run, sweeps again, square leg fields

39.6

Javed Ahmadi to Ross, no run, back to the bowler

Match State: Drinks

End of over 40 (3 runs) Scotland Under-19s 174/4
PA Ross    53* (92b 7x4)      Javed Ahmadi    7-0-26-0
HR Edwards    15* (22b 2x4)      Abdul Naseri    5-0-23-0

40.1

Abdul Naseri to Edwards, 1 run, sweeps to square leg

40.2

Abdul Naseri to Ross, no run, cut to point

40.3

Abdul Naseri to Ross, no run, drives to cover

40.4

Abdul Naseri to Ross, 1 run, sweeps to square leg

40.5

Abdul Naseri to Edwards, 1 run, cut to deep cover

40.6

Abdul Naseri to Ross, no run, sweeps again but too short, the bounce beats the bat

End of over 41 (3 runs) Scotland Under-19s 177/4
PA Ross    54* (96b 7x4)      Abdul Naseri    6-0-26-0
HR Edwards    17* (24b 2x4)      Javed Ahmadi    7-0-26-0

41.1

Javed Ahmadi to Edwards, OUT, gone, goes for the big shot but can only pull the ball to deep square leg who takes an easy catch, Scottish batsmen getting themselves out

HR Edwards c Younas Ahmadzai b Javed Ahmadi 17 (25b 2x4 0x6) SR: 68.00

41.2

Javed Ahmadi to Ross, no run

41.3

Javed Ahmadi to Ross, 1 run, sweeps to square leg

41.4

Javed Ahmadi to Luthra, no run

41.5

Javed Ahmadi to Luthra, no run

41.6

Javed Ahmadi to Luthra, no run

Batting powerplay called

End of over 42 (1 run) Scotland Under-19s 178/5
AS Luthra    0* (3b)      Javed Ahmadi    8-0-27-1
PA Ross    55* (98b 7x4)      Abdul Naseri    6-0-26-0

42.1

Sayed Shirzad to Ross, OUT, Sayed gets a wicket first ball back, traps Ross in front of leg-stump and the umpire gives him quickly

PA Ross lbw b Yamin Ahmadzai 55 (99b 7x4 0x6) SR: 55.55

42.2

Sayed Shirzad to Page, 1 run, cut to third man

42.3

Sayed Shirzad to Luthra, no run, big lbw shout turned down

42.4

Sayed Shirzad to Luthra, no run, blocked to mid-off

42.5

Sayed Shirzad to Luthra, 1 leg bye, off the pads to the gap at square leg

42.6

Sayed Shirzad to Page, no run, blocked to point on the back foot

Afghanistan making a late charge to stem the Scots run flow

End of over 43 (2 runs) Scotland Under-19s 180/6
S Page    1* (2b)      Sayed Shirzad    8-1-19-2
AS Luthra    0* (6b)      Javed Ahmadi    8-0-27-1

43.1

Javed Ahmadi to Luthra, 1 run, flicked through square leg

43.2

Javed Ahmadi to Page, FOUR, lovely shot, punished the fuller ball through cover, beats the fielded on the boundary

43.3

Javed Ahmadi to Page, 1 run, tapped to short cover and they run a single to the fielder

43.4

Javed Ahmadi to Luthra, no run, blocked to point

43.5

Javed Ahmadi to Luthra, no run, blocked away against the spin

43.6

Javed Ahmadi to Luthra, no run, flicked to short fine leg

End of over 44 (6 runs) Scotland Under-19s 186/6
AS Luthra    1* (10b)      Javed Ahmadi    9-0-33-1
S Page    6* (4b 1x4)      Sayed Shirzad    8-1-19-2

44.1

Yamin Ahmadzai to Page, 1 run

44.2

Yamin Ahmadzai to Luthra, 1 run

44.3

Yamin Ahmadzai to Page, OUT, slower ball catches out Page as he looked to play leg-side

S Page lbw b Yamin Ahmadzai 7 (6b 1x4 0x6) SR: 116.66

44.4

Yamin Ahmadzai to McElnea, 1 run, full toss hit hard to the leg-side

44.5

Yamin Ahmadzai to Luthra, 1 wide, down the leg-side

44.5

Yamin Ahmadzai to Luthra, no run, fuller ball hit to mid-on

44.6

Yamin Ahmadzai to Luthra, no run, blocked in to the covers

End of over 45 (4 runs) Scotland Under-19s 190/7
AS Luthra    2* (13b)      Yamin Ahmadzai    7-0-36-2
SW McElnea    1* (1b)      Javed Ahmadi    9-0-33-1

45.1

Sayed Shirzad to McElnea, no run, swing and a miss outside off

45.2

Sayed Shirzad to McElnea, FOUR, drives hard through the covers, under the diving fielder

45.3

Sayed Shirzad to McElnea, OUT, tries to go big, carves the ball high over backward point who takes a catch moving backwards

SW McElnea c Abdul Naseri b Sayed Shirzad 5 (4b 1x4 0x6) SR: 125.00

45.4

Sayed Shirzad to Luthra, 1 run

45.5

Sayed Shirzad to Smith, no run

45.6

Sayed Shirzad to Smith, 2 runs, cut to third man

End of over 46 (7 runs) Scotland Under-19s 197/8
KM Smith    2* (2b)      Sayed Shirzad    9-1-26-3
AS Luthra    3* (14b)      Yamin Ahmadzai    7-0-36-2

46.1

Yamin Ahmadzai to Luthra, 1 run, chip and run to the covers

46.2

Yamin Ahmadzai to Smith, 1 wide, down the leg-side

46.2

Yamin Ahmadzai to Smith, 1 run, chip and run to the fielder at cover, 200 up

46.3

Yamin Ahmadzai to Luthra, no run

46.4

Yamin Ahmadzai to Luthra, 1 run, quick running to the covers

46.5

Yamin Ahmadzai to Smith, 1 wide, down the leg-side again

46.5

Yamin Ahmadzai to Smith, 1 run

46.6

Yamin Ahmadzai to Luthra, 1 run

End of over 47 (7 runs) Scotland Under-19s 204/8
AS Luthra    6* (18b)      Yamin Ahmadzai    8-0-43-2
KM Smith    4* (4b)      Sayed Shirzad    9-1-26-3

47.1

Sayed Shirzad to Luthra, OUT, bowled him! Leg-stump out the ground as Luthra couldn't match the fuller ball

AS Luthra b Sayed Shirzad 6 (19b 0x4 0x6) SR: 31.57

47.2

Sayed Shirzad to Sadler, no run

47.3

Sayed Shirzad to Sadler, 1 run, easily single to deep cpver

47.4

Sayed Shirzad to Smith, 1 run, chopped behind point, quick running

47.5

Sayed Shirzad to Sadler, no run

47.6

Sayed Shirzad to Sadler, no run

End of over 48 (2 runs) Scotland Under-19s 206/9
PT Sadler    1* (4b)      Sayed Shirzad    9-1-27-3
KM Smith    5* (5b)      Yamin Ahmadzai    8-0-43-2

48.1

Yamin Ahmadzai to Smith, 1 run, prodded to point who can't pick up cleanly

48.2

Yamin Ahmadzai to Sadler, no run, fuller ball outside leg, Sadler misses with the bat and it smacks him on the legs

48.3

Yamin Ahmadzai to Sadler, FOUR, shot! Not bad for number 11, fuller ball hit hard past the bowlers feet and runs away for four

48.4

Yamin Ahmadzai to Sadler, no run, good reply, digs in the short ball and he ducks under

48.5

Yamin Ahmadzai to Sadler, no run, slower ball, he just lobbed the ball towards the batsmen who was caught by surprise

48.6

Yamin Ahmadzai to Sadler, no run, big swing and a miss to end the over

End of over 49 (5 runs) Scotland Under-19s 211/9
PT Sadler    5* (9b 1x4)      Yamin Ahmadzai    10-0-49-3
KM Smith    6* (6b)      Sayed Shirzad    9-1-27-3

49.1

Sayed Shirzad to Smith, FOUR, shot! The field was up to save runs, and Smith managed to get the ball past midwicket for four

49.2

Sayed Shirzad to Smith, 1 run, block and run to short cover

49.3

Sayed Shirzad to Sadler, no run, big swing and a miss

49.4

Sayed Shirzad to Sadler, 1 run, dropped, oh dear, skied up in the air, and two Afghan fielders collide while trying to take the catch

49.5

Sayed Shirzad to Smith, 1 leg bye, drops off the pads to his feet, Sadler calls the run

49.6

Sayed Shirzad to Sadler, OUT, goes big again, this time Yamin calls for it and takes the catch at deep square leg

PT Sadler c Yamin Ahmadzai b Sayed Shirzad 6 (12b 1x4 0x6) SR: 50.00

Scotland all out off the last ball, scoring 218, they used the overs well but played some silly shots to get good batsmen out. Afghanistan bowled well but this was not backed up much by the fielding. It's a small pitch so 218 could well be a decent chase. Sayed Shirzai ended up with four wickets while Yamin Ahmazai took three. Coleman and Ross were once again the foundations of the Scottish batting with 63 and 55 respectively, but nobody else could chip in with any real combination of runs.

Join us at 2.30pm for the second innings.

Thanks to the Strabane CC for a lovely lunch. Some quality beef lasagne and chips, followed by some luxurious chocolate cake which I will save for half way through the second innings. Here come the players. Hasmat and Afsar Khan will open the batting. Scotland in the team cuddle.

End of over 50 (7 runs) Scotland Under-19s 218/10
     Sayed Shirzad    10-1-33-4
KM Smith    11* (9b 1x4)      Yamin Ahmadzai    10-0-49-3
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