ICC Under-19 World Cup Qualifier, 2011 / Commentary

ICC Under-19 World Cup Qualifier

Afghanistan Under-19s v Vanuatu Under-19s

Afghanistan Under-19s won by 9 wickets (with 202 balls remaining)

Welcome to the Bready Cricket Club for the U19 World Cup Qualifier between Afghanistan and Vanuatu. The Afghans have won 3 of their 7 games and sit just outside the 6 qualifying positions so they badly need a win today Vanuatu have lost all of their games so far so they will be hoping to put one on the board. I'm happy to report that the sun is shining here at the moment although there is some rain expected at some stage. The news from the middle is that the Afghans have won the toss and have sent Vanuatu in.

0.1

Yamin Ahmadzai to Kalworai, OUT, and there's a wicket first ball as he plays all around a straight one and the stumps are shattered

SW Kalworai b Yamin Ahmadzai 0 (1b 0x4 0x6) SR: 0.00

0.2

Yamin Ahmadzai to Blake, no run, left alone outside the off-stump

0.3

Yamin Ahmadzai to Blake, 1 run, just pushed to mid-off

0.4

Yamin Ahmadzai to Samuel, no run, defended back to the bowler

0.5

Yamin Ahmadzai to Samuel, no run, just passes the outside edge

0.6

Yamin Ahmadzai to Samuel, 1 run, edged down to third man

End of over 1 (2 runs) Vanuatu Under-19s 2/1
J Samuel    1* (3b)      Yamin Ahmadzai    1-0-2-1
CC Blake    1* (2b)     

1.1

Sayed Shirzad to Samuel, 1 run

1.2

Sayed Shirzad to Blake, no run

1.3

Sayed Shirzad to Blake, no run, strikes the pads but it's too high

1.4

Sayed Shirzad to Blake, 1 run, flicked down to third man

1.5

Sayed Shirzad to Samuel, no run, flies past the outside edge

1.6

Sayed Shirzad to Samuel, 1 run, defended into midwicket but there's an overthrow

End of over 2 (3 runs) Vanuatu Under-19s 5/1
J Samuel    3* (6b)      Sayed Shirzad    1-0-3-0
CC Blake    2* (5b)      Yamin Ahmadzai    1-0-2-1

2.1

Yamin Ahmadzai to Samuel, OUT, another off the first ball of the over as the batsman tries to defend a full delivery but is hit on the pads and the umpire doesen't take long to raise the finger

J Samuel lbw b Yamin Ahmadzai 3 (7b 0x4 0x6) SR: 42.85

2.2

Yamin Ahmadzai to Chilia, no run, defended back to the bowler

2.3

Yamin Ahmadzai to Chilia, 1 run, quick single taken in the covers

2.4

Yamin Ahmadzai to Blake, 1 wide, down the legside

2.4

Yamin Ahmadzai to Blake, 1 wide, strays down leg again

2.4

Yamin Ahmadzai to Blake, no run, just passes the outside edge

2.5

Yamin Ahmadzai to Blake, no run, another one that's close to the edge

2.6

Yamin Ahmadzai to Blake, 1 wide

2.6

Yamin Ahmadzai to Blake, no run

End of over 3 (4 runs) Vanuatu Under-19s 9/2
CC Blake    2* (8b)      Yamin Ahmadzai    2-0-6-2
JW Chilia    1* (2b)      Sayed Shirzad    1-0-3-0

3.1

Sayed Shirzad to Chilia, 1 wide, down the legside

3.1

Sayed Shirzad to Chilia, no run, drvien firmly into the covers

3.2

Sayed Shirzad to Chilia, 1 run, inside edge which squirts down to fine leg

3.3

Sayed Shirzad to Blake, no run, full delivery that's dug out to point

3.4

Sayed Shirzad to Blake, OUT, Vanuatu really struggling here as a swinging delivery catches him on the pads in front and the umpire raises the finger again

CC Blake lbw b Sayed Shirzad 2 (10b 0x4 0x6) SR: 20.00

3.5

Sayed Shirzad to Nipiko, no run, yorker that's defended back to the bowler

3.6

Sayed Shirzad to Nipiko, OUT, another full and straight delivery and another batsman caught on the pads, Vanuatu in tatters here

N Nipiko lbw b Sayed Shirzad 0 (2b 0x4 0x6) SR: 0.00

End of over 4 (2 runs) Vanuatu Under-19s 11/4
     Sayed Shirzad    2-0-5-2
JW Chilia    2* (4b)      Yamin Ahmadzai    2-0-6-2

4.1

Yamin Ahmadzai to Chilia, no run, nearly finds the outside edge

4.2

Yamin Ahmadzai to Chilia, no run, appeal for a catch down the legside, but it hit the pads

4.3

Yamin Ahmadzai to Chilia, 1 wide, way down the legside, good take by the keeper

4.3

Yamin Ahmadzai to Chilia, 1 run, defended intothe offside and they scamper a run

4.4

Yamin Ahmadzai to Matautaava, no run, big appeal for lbw but for the first time today the umpire rejects it

4.5

Yamin Ahmadzai to Matautaava, FOUR, first boundary as he drives him to the long-off boundary

4.6

Yamin Ahmadzai to Matautaava, no run, tries to cut it but does not connect

End of over 5 (6 runs) Vanuatu Under-19s 17/4
PK Matautaava    4* (3b 1x4)      Yamin Ahmadzai    3-0-12-2
JW Chilia    3* (7b)      Sayed Shirzad    2-0-5-2

5.1

Sayed Shirzad to Chilia, 1 run, quick single in the offside

5.2

Sayed Shirzad to Matautaava, 1 wide, swings a bat at that one

5.2

Sayed Shirzad to Matautaava, 1 run, driven to mid-off

5.3

Sayed Shirzad to Chilia, no run, strikes the pads and there is a half appeal

5.4

Sayed Shirzad to Chilia, no run, back of a length and it's defended

5.5

Sayed Shirzad to Chilia, 1 run, very quick single taken to mid-off

5.6

Sayed Shirzad to Matautaava, no run, play and a miss outside the off-stump

End of over 6 (4 runs) Vanuatu Under-19s 21/4
PK Matautaava    5* (5b 1x4)      Sayed Shirzad    3-0-9-2
JW Chilia    5* (11b)      Yamin Ahmadzai    3-0-12-2

6.1

Yamin Ahmadzai to Chilia, no run, defended back to the bowler

6.2

Yamin Ahmadzai to Chilia, no run, played out to point

6.3

Yamin Ahmadzai to Chilia, no run, edged but does not carry to the keeper

6.4

Yamin Ahmadzai to Chilia, 1 run, well stopped in the covers, a direct hit would have seen Chilia out by miles

6.5

Yamin Ahmadzai to Matautaava, no run, tries to hack it through the offside but misses

6.6

Yamin Ahmadzai to Matautaava, no run, just passes the outside edge

End of over 7 (1 run) Vanuatu Under-19s 22/4
PK Matautaava    5* (7b 1x4)      Yamin Ahmadzai    4-0-13-2
JW Chilia    6* (15b)      Sayed Shirzad    3-0-9-2

7.1

Sayed Shirzad to Chilia, 5 runs, big appeal for lbw, they scamper a run and then there is four overthrows

7.2

Sayed Shirzad to Chilia, OUT, gets him this time, as he tries to cut it but it's too straight and the umpire gives him out

JW Chilia lbw b Sayed Shirzad 11 (17b 0x4 0x6) SR: 64.70

7.3

Sayed Shirzad to Rasu, 1 wide, down the legside

7.3

Sayed Shirzad to Rasu, 1 leg bye, flicked fine off the pads

7.4

Sayed Shirzad to Matautaava, no run

7.5

Sayed Shirzad to Matautaava, 2 runs, turned down to fine leg for a couple

7.6

Sayed Shirzad to Matautaava, no run, short and he's tries to cut him but does not connect

End of over 8 (9 runs) Vanuatu Under-19s 31/5
PK Matautaava    7* (10b 1x4)      Sayed Shirzad    4-0-17-3
J Rasu    0* (1b)      Yamin Ahmadzai    4-0-13-2

8.1

Yamin Ahmadzai to Rasu, 3 runs, driven through the offside and it's good running for three

8.2

Yamin Ahmadzai to Matautaava, FOUR, hacked away in the air over the man at point

8.3

Yamin Ahmadzai to Matautaava, FOUR, beautifully timed cover drive off the back foot

8.4

Yamin Ahmadzai to Matautaava, no run

8.5

Yamin Ahmadzai to Matautaava, 1 wide, down the legside

8.5

Yamin Ahmadzai to Matautaava, FOUR, short and wide and he cuts him away to the deep point boundary

8.6

Yamin Ahmadzai to Matautaava, 1 wide, way too short

8.6

Yamin Ahmadzai to Matautaava, FOUR, hammers down the ground to the long-off boundary, great over for Vanuatu

End of over 9 (21 runs) Vanuatu Under-19s 52/5
PK Matautaava    23* (15b 5x4)      Yamin Ahmadzai    5-0-34-2
J Rasu    3* (2b)      Sayed Shirzad    4-0-17-3

9.1

Sayed Shirzad to Rasu, no run, defended into the offside

9.2

Sayed Shirzad to Rasu, no run

9.3

Sayed Shirzad to Rasu, 2 runs, flicked very fine for a couple

9.4

Sayed Shirzad to Rasu, no run, play and a miss outside the off-stump

9.5

Sayed Shirzad to Rasu, 4 runs, hit into the legside and there's three overthrows

9.6

Sayed Shirzad to Rasu, OUT

J Rasu run out 9 (8b 0x4 0x6) SR: 112.50

Starting to rain here

End of over 10 (6 runs) Vanuatu Under-19s 58/5
     Sayed Shirzad    5-0-23-3
PK Matautaava    23* (15b 5x4)      Yamin Ahmadzai    5-0-34-2

10.1

Abdul Naseri to Kenneth, no run

10.2

Abdul Naseri to Kenneth, 1 run, just flicked towards midwicket

10.3

Abdul Naseri to Matautaava, 2 runs, played past the man in the covers

10.4

Abdul Naseri to Matautaava, no run

10.5

Abdul Naseri to Matautaava, FOUR, driven loftily to the long-off boundary

10.6

Abdul Naseri to Matautaava, no run, pushed into the covers

End of over 11 (7 runs) Vanuatu Under-19s 65/6
PK Matautaava    29* (19b 6x4)      Abdul Naseri    1-0-7-0
K Kenneth    1* (2b)      Sayed Shirzad    5-0-23-3

11.1

Javed Ahmadi to Kenneth, 1 run

11.2

Javed Ahmadi to Matautaava, no run, play and a miss

11.3

Javed Ahmadi to Matautaava, no run, pushed into the covers

11.4

Javed Ahmadi to Matautaava, no run, another that passes the outside edge

11.5

Javed Ahmadi to Matautaava, no run

11.6

Javed Ahmadi to Matautaava, no run, defended back to the bowler

End of over 12 (1 run) Vanuatu Under-19s 66/6
PK Matautaava    29* (24b 6x4)      Javed Ahmadi    1-0-1-0
K Kenneth    2* (3b)      Abdul Naseri    1-0-7-0

12.1

Abdul Naseri to Kenneth, 1 run, very quick single in the legside

12.2

Abdul Naseri to Matautaava, OUT, comes down the pitch , tries to defend but the outside edge is found and the keepr takes the catch

PK Matautaava c †Afsar Zazai b Abdul Naseri 29 (25b 6x4 0x6) SR: 116.00

12.3

Abdul Naseri to Tari, no run

12.4

Abdul Naseri to Tari, no run

12.5

Abdul Naseri to Tari, no run, drvien to mid-off

12.6

Abdul Naseri to Tari, 1 wide

12.6

Abdul Naseri to Tari, no run

End of over 13 (2 runs) Vanuatu Under-19s 68/7
R Tari    0* (4b)      Abdul Naseri    2-0-9-1
K Kenneth    3* (4b)      Javed Ahmadi    1-0-1-0

13.1

Javed Ahmadi to Kenneth, FOUR, awful misfield at long-on allows the boundary

13.2

Javed Ahmadi to Kenneth, no run, left alone outside the off-stump

13.3

Javed Ahmadi to Kenneth, 1 run, quick single taken to square leg

13.4

Javed Ahmadi to Tari, no run

13.5

Javed Ahmadi to Tari, no run, should of been a run out as the non-striker races down but the bowler does not gather the throw

13.6

Javed Ahmadi to Tari, no run

End of over 14 (5 runs) Vanuatu Under-19s 73/7
R Tari    0* (7b)      Javed Ahmadi    2-0-6-0
K Kenneth    8* (7b 1x4)      Abdul Naseri    2-0-9-1

14.1

Abdul Naseri to Kenneth, no run, again a throw misses by inches to run out the non-striker

14.2

Abdul Naseri to Kenneth, no run

14.3

Abdul Naseri to Kenneth, no run, pushed back to the bowler

14.4

Abdul Naseri to Kenneth, no run, big appeal for lbw but nothing is given

14.5

Abdul Naseri to Kenneth, no run, played out to point

14.6

Abdul Naseri to Kenneth, no run

Raining steadily here now

End of over 15 (maiden) Vanuatu Under-19s 73/7
K Kenneth    8* (13b 1x4)      Abdul Naseri    3-1-9-1
R Tari    0* (7b)      Javed Ahmadi    2-0-6-0

15.1

Javed Ahmadi to Tari, no run, inside edge which squirts into the legside

15.2

Javed Ahmadi to Tari, no run, defended towards midwicket

15.3

Javed Ahmadi to Tari, no run

15.4

Javed Ahmadi to Tari, no run, defended back to the bowler

15.5

Javed Ahmadi to Tari, no run, big appeal for lbw by the bolwer, his teammates are less optimistic

15.6

Javed Ahmadi to Tari, no run

End of over 16 (maiden) Vanuatu Under-19s 73/7
R Tari    0* (13b)      Javed Ahmadi    3-1-6-0
K Kenneth    8* (13b 1x4)      Abdul Naseri    3-1-9-1

16.1

Yamin Ahmadzai to Kenneth, no run, off the pads into the legside, no appeal

16.2

Yamin Ahmadzai to Kenneth, 1 run, edged but does not carry to backward point

16.3

Yamin Ahmadzai to Tari, no run, big appeal for the lbw but the umpire is unmoved

16.4

Yamin Ahmadzai to Tari, no run, drvien hard back at the bowler

16.5

Yamin Ahmadzai to Tari, 1 run, edged in the air but drops well before third man

16.6

Yamin Ahmadzai to Kenneth, 1 run, flicked fine off his legs

End of over 17 (3 runs) Vanuatu Under-19s 76/7
K Kenneth    10* (16b 1x4)      Yamin Ahmadzai    6-0-37-2
R Tari    1* (16b)      Javed Ahmadi    3-1-6-0

17.1

Javed Ahmadi to Kenneth, no run, just passes the edge as the rain gets heavier

17.2

Javed Ahmadi to Kenneth, 1 run, quick single taken to point

17.3

Javed Ahmadi to Tari, 1 run, pulled and deep midwicket comes in to field

17.4

Javed Ahmadi to Kenneth, FOUR, hammers the bowler straight down the ground, one bounce and four

17.5

Javed Ahmadi to Kenneth, no run

17.6

Javed Ahmadi to Kenneth, no run, pushed into the offside

End of over 18 (6 runs) Vanuatu Under-19s 82/7
K Kenneth    15* (21b 2x4)      Javed Ahmadi    4-1-12-0
R Tari    2* (17b)      Yamin Ahmadzai    6-0-37-2

18.1

Yamin Ahmadzai to Tari, no run, appeal for lbw but nothing doing

18.2

Yamin Ahmadzai to Tari, no run

18.3

Yamin Ahmadzai to Tari, 1 run, driven uppishly past mid-on

18.4

Yamin Ahmadzai to Kenneth, no run

18.5

Yamin Ahmadzai to Kenneth, no run

18.6

Yamin Ahmadzai to Kenneth, no run, yorker that is well dug out to mid-off

Match State: Drinks Still rainig here but it looks as if we are going to continue

End of over 19 (1 run) Vanuatu Under-19s 83/7
K Kenneth    15* (24b 2x4)      Yamin Ahmadzai    7-0-38-2
R Tari    3* (20b)      Javed Ahmadi    4-1-12-0

19.1

Sayed Shirzad to Tari, 2 runs, hacked past point, third man comes round to field

19.2

Sayed Shirzad to Tari, 1 run, quick single taken to point

19.3

Sayed Shirzad to Kenneth, no run, full and it's defended into the offside

19.4

Sayed Shirzad to Kenneth, no run, pushed to mid-off

19.5

Sayed Shirzad to Kenneth, no run, defended back to he bowler

19.6

Sayed Shirzad to Kenneth, 1 run, edged down to third man

End of over 20 (4 runs) Vanuatu Under-19s 87/7
K Kenneth    16* (28b 2x4)      Sayed Shirzad    6-0-27-3
R Tari    6* (22b)      Yamin Ahmadzai    7-0-38-2

20.1

Shir Shirzai to Kenneth, no run, drvien firmly into the covers

20.2

Shir Shirzai to Kenneth, FOUR, short and widish and waits for it before cuting it away through the offside, great shot

20.3

Shir Shirzai to Kenneth, no run

20.4

Shir Shirzai to Kenneth, 1 run

20.5

Shir Shirzai to Tari, no run

20.6

Shir Shirzai to Tari, no run, played out to point

End of over 21 (5 runs) Vanuatu Under-19s 92/7
R Tari    6* (24b)      Shir Shirzai    1-0-5-0
K Kenneth    21* (32b 3x4)      Sayed Shirzad    6-0-27-3

21.1

Sayed Shirzad to Kenneth, OUT, and a good innings ends as a swinging delivery shatters the stumps as the batsman tries to drvie him straight

K Kenneth b Sayed Shirzad 21 (33b 3x4 0x6) SR: 63.63

21.2

Sayed Shirzad to Ngwango, no run, pushed back to the bowler

21.3

Sayed Shirzad to Ngwango, no run, play and a miss outside off-stump

21.4

Sayed Shirzad to Ngwango, 1 run, driven into the covers

21.5

Sayed Shirzad to Tari, no run, short ball which he tries to pull away but mistimes it

21.6

Sayed Shirzad to Tari, no run, back of a length and it's defended

End of over 22 (1 run) Vanuatu Under-19s 93/8
R Tari    6* (26b)      Sayed Shirzad    7-0-28-4
J Ngwango    1* (3b)      Shir Shirzai    1-0-5-0

22.1

Shir Shirzai to Ngwango, no run, driven firmly to mid-off

22.2

Shir Shirzai to Ngwango, no run, just misses the outside edge

22.3

Shir Shirzai to Ngwango, no run

22.4

Shir Shirzai to Ngwango, no run, left alone outside off-stump

22.5

Shir Shirzai to Ngwango, no run, again just passes the outside edge

22.6

Shir Shirzai to Ngwango, no run, left alone outside the off-stump

End of over 23 (maiden) Vanuatu Under-19s 93/8
J Ngwango    1* (9b)      Shir Shirzai    2-1-5-0
R Tari    6* (26b)      Sayed Shirzad    7-0-28-4

23.1

Sayed Shirzad to Tari, OUT, and the bowler gets his fifth, a very full delivery and another batsman is caught on the pads, umpire raises his finger slowly but gives him out

R Tari lbw b Sayed Shirzad 6 (27b 0x4 0x6) SR: 22.22

23.2

Sayed Shirzad to Sala, FOUR, lovely shot for a no.11 as he drives the bowler straight down the ground

23.3

Sayed Shirzad to Sala, no run, defended out to mid-off

23.4

Sayed Shirzad to Sala, 1 run

23.5

Sayed Shirzad to Ngwango, no run

23.6

Sayed Shirzad to Ngwango, no run, just passes the outside edge

Rain has stopped here

End of over 24 (5 runs) Vanuatu Under-19s 98/9
J Ngwango    1* (11b)      Sayed Shirzad    8-0-33-5
SS Sala    5* (3b 1x4)      Shir Shirzai    2-1-5-0

24.1

Yamin Ahmadzai to Sala, no run, defended into the offside

24.2

Yamin Ahmadzai to Sala, no run, bouncer and the batsman ducks

24.3

Yamin Ahmadzai to Sala, 2 runs, played in the air but finds the gap in the covers for a couple

24.4

Yamin Ahmadzai to Sala, 1 wide

24.4

Yamin Ahmadzai to Sala, no run, flies past the outside edge

24.5

Yamin Ahmadzai to Sala, 1 run, quick single taken to midwicket

24.6

Yamin Ahmadzai to Ngwango, no run, defended back to the bowler

End of over 25 (4 runs) Vanuatu Under-19s 102/9
J Ngwango    1* (12b)      Yamin Ahmadzai    8-0-42-2
SS Sala    8* (8b 1x4)      Sayed Shirzad    8-0-33-5

25.1

Sayed Shirzad to Sala, FOUR, hammered through the covers off the back foot

25.2

Sayed Shirzad to Sala, 1 run, inside edge down to thid man

25.3

Sayed Shirzad to Ngwango, no run

25.4

Sayed Shirzad to Ngwango, no run, pushed to mid-off

25.5

Sayed Shirzad to Ngwango, no run, driven hard to the man at cover

25.6

Sayed Shirzad to Ngwango, 4 byes, keeper can't gather and it flies to the boundary

End of over 26 (9 runs) Vanuatu Under-19s 111/9
J Ngwango    1* (16b)      Sayed Shirzad    9-0-38-5
SS Sala    13* (10b 2x4)      Yamin Ahmadzai    8-0-42-2

26.1

Abdul Naseri to Sala, no run

26.2

Abdul Naseri to Sala, OUT, and that ends the innings as the batsman prods at it defensively but he only gets an outside edge and it's taken smartly at first slip

SS Sala c Najibullah Zadran b Abdul Naseri 13 (12b 2x4 0x6) SR: 108.33

`So Vanuatu are all out for Nelson. The only bright spot being a fluid 29 form their captain. Quick turnaround here and Afghanistan will want to chase this quickly to improve the net run rate.

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Photos

Aug 7, 2011

Sayed Shirzad ran through Vanuatu's batting line-up, picking up five wickets, Afghanistan U-19s v Vanuatu U-19s, Bready, August 7, 2011

Sayed Shirzad ran through Vanuatu's batting line-up, picking up five wickets

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