ICC Under-19 World Cup Qualifier, Afghanistan Under-19s v Canada Under-19s at Strabane, Aug 9, 2011
Afghanistan Under-19s won by 8 wickets (with 210 balls remaining)
Played at New Strabane Park (neutral venue)
9 August 2011 (50-over match)
0.1

Aulakh to Younas Ahmadzai, no run

0.2

Aulakh to Younas Ahmadzai, 1 wide

0.2

Aulakh to Younas Ahmadzai, no run

0.3

Aulakh to Younas Ahmadzai, 2 runs

0.4

Aulakh to Younas Ahmadzai, 1 run

0.5

Aulakh to Javed Ahmadi, 1 wide

0.5

Aulakh to Javed Ahmadi, no run

0.6

Aulakh to Javed Ahmadi, no run

End of over 1 (5 runs) Afghanistan Under-19s 5/0 (67 runs required from 49 overs, RR: 5.00, RRR: 1.36)

    • Javed Ahmadi 0 (2b)
    • Younas Ahmadzai 3 (4b)
    • MS Aulakh 1-0-5-0
1.1

Singh to Younas Ahmadzai, no run, left alone by the batsman

1.2

Singh to Younas Ahmadzai, no run, pushed into the covers

1.3

Singh to Younas Ahmadzai, no run

1.4

Singh to Younas Ahmadzai, no run

1.5

Singh to Younas Ahmadzai, no run

1.6

Singh to Younas Ahmadzai, no run, left alone by the batsman to complete a maiden

End of over 2 (maiden) Afghanistan Under-19s 5/0 (67 runs required from 48 overs, RR: 2.50, RRR: 1.39)

    • Younas Ahmadzai 3 (10b)
    • Javed Ahmadi 0 (2b)
    • JS Singh 1-1-0-0
    • MS Aulakh 1-0-5-0
2.1

Aulakh to Javed Ahmadi, no run, swing and a miss outside off-stump

2.2

Aulakh to Javed Ahmadi, no run, plays an extravagant drive does not connect

2.3

Aulakh to Javed Ahmadi, FOUR, flicked loftily to the deep square leg boundary

2.4

Aulakh to Javed Ahmadi, FOUR, short and wide and the bowler is whacked away through the covers

2.5

Aulakh to Javed Ahmadi, 3 runs, drvien uppishly through the covers again

2.6

Aulakh to Younas Ahmadzai, OUT, full and fast delivery which the batsman can't get to in time, the pads are hit and the umpire raises the finger

Younas Ahmadzai lbw b Aulakh 3 (11b 0x4 0x6) SR: 27.27

End of over 3 (11 runs) Afghanistan Under-19s 16/1 (56 runs required from 47 overs, RR: 5.33, RRR: 1.19)

    • Javed Ahmadi 11 (7b 2x4)
    • MS Aulakh 2-0-16-1
    • JS Singh 1-1-0-0
3.1

Singh to Javed Ahmadi, 1 leg bye

3.2

Singh to Afsar Zazai, no run, left alone outside the off-stump

3.3

Singh to Afsar Zazai, no run, just passes the outside edge

3.4

Singh to Afsar Zazai, no run

3.5

Singh to Afsar Zazai, no run, driven hard into the covers

3.6

Singh to Afsar Zazai, 1 leg bye, turned fine off his arm

End of over 4 (2 runs, maiden) Afghanistan Under-19s 18/1 (54 runs required from 46 overs, RR: 4.50, RRR: 1.17)

    • Afsar Zazai 0 (5b)
    • Javed Ahmadi 11 (8b 2x4)
    • JS Singh 2-2-0-0
    • MS Aulakh 2-0-16-1
4.1

Aulakh to Afsar Zazai, SIX, comes down the pitch and hammers him over the deep point boundary

4.2

Aulakh to Afsar Zazai, no run, pushed to mid-off

4.3

Aulakh to Afsar Zazai, no run, play and a miss outside off-stump

4.4

Aulakh to Afsar Zazai, no run, left alone by the batsman

4.5

Aulakh to Afsar Zazai, no run, huge lbw appeal, but it looked to be going down leg

4.6

Aulakh to Afsar Zazai, 1 wide

4.6

Aulakh to Afsar Zazai, 1 run, hit away through the covers and the sweeper fields

End of over 5 (8 runs) Afghanistan Under-19s 26/1 (46 runs required from 45 overs, RR: 5.20, RRR: 1.02)

    • Afsar Zazai 7 (11b 1x6)
    • Javed Ahmadi 11 (8b 2x4)
    • MS Aulakh 3-0-24-1
    • JS Singh 2-2-0-0
5.1

Singh to Afsar Zazai, no run, turned to midwicket

5.2

Singh to Afsar Zazai, no run, defended back to the bowler

5.3

Singh to Afsar Zazai, OUT, tries to smash him down the ground but only manages to hit it straight up in the air, and the keeper calls for it and takes it with ease

Afsar Zazai c †Ramsammy b Singh 7 (14b 0x4 1x6) SR: 50.00

5.4

Singh to Hashmatullah Shahidi, no run

5.5

Singh to Hashmatullah Shahidi, no run, defended into the offside

5.6

Singh to Hashmatullah Shahidi, no run, comes down the wicket tries to cut him through the offside but it misses everything

End of over 6 (wicket maiden) Afghanistan Under-19s 26/2 (46 runs required from 44 overs, RR: 4.33, RRR: 1.04)

    • Hashmatullah Shahidi 0 (3b)
    • Javed Ahmadi 11 (8b 2x4)
    • JS Singh 3-3-0-1
    • MS Aulakh 3-0-24-1
6.1

Aulakh to Javed Ahmadi, 1 run, cut away in the offside and the sweeper fields

6.2

Aulakh to Hashmatullah Shahidi, 2 runs, guided past backward point

6.3

Aulakh to Hashmatullah Shahidi, no run

6.4

Aulakh to Hashmatullah Shahidi, 1 wide, down the legside

6.4

Aulakh to Hashmatullah Shahidi, no run, slower bouncer which is cut towards cover

6.5

Aulakh to Hashmatullah Shahidi, no run, appeal for an edge, nothing given

6.6

Aulakh to Hashmatullah Shahidi, 1 run, yorker that is dug out in the legside and they scamper a run

End of over 7 (5 runs) Afghanistan Under-19s 31/2 (41 runs required from 43 overs, RR: 4.42, RRR: 0.95)

    • Hashmatullah Shahidi 3 (8b)
    • Javed Ahmadi 12 (9b 2x4)
    • MS Aulakh 4-0-29-1
    • JS Singh 3-3-0-1
7.1

Singh to Hashmatullah Shahidi, 1 run, edged down to third man

7.2

Singh to Javed Ahmadi, no run, no shot played to that one

7.3

Singh to Javed Ahmadi, FOUR, down the pitch again and he drives it loftily over cover, one bounce and four

7.4

Singh to Javed Ahmadi, FOUR, short,wide and it's hacked away through the offside

7.5

Singh to Javed Ahmadi, no run, flicked away but fine leg is up

7.6

Singh to Javed Ahmadi, no run, played out to point

End of over 8 (9 runs) Afghanistan Under-19s 40/2 (32 runs required from 42 overs, RR: 5.00, RRR: 0.76)

    • Javed Ahmadi 20 (14b 4x4)
    • Hashmatullah Shahidi 4 (9b)
    • JS Singh 4-3-9-1
    • MS Aulakh 4-0-29-1
8.1

Aulakh to Hashmatullah Shahidi, no run, edged but does not carry to first slip

8.2

Aulakh to Hashmatullah Shahidi, no run, tries the straight drive but does not connect

8.3

Aulakh to Hashmatullah Shahidi, no run, pushed into the covers

8.4

Aulakh to Hashmatullah Shahidi, no run, half appeal for lbw

8.5

Aulakh to Hashmatullah Shahidi, no run, driven hard at point

8.6

Aulakh to Hashmatullah Shahidi, no run, defended into the offside

End of over 9 (maiden) Afghanistan Under-19s 40/2 (32 runs required from 41 overs, RR: 4.44, RRR: 0.78)

    • Hashmatullah Shahidi 4 (15b)
    • Javed Ahmadi 20 (14b 4x4)
    • MS Aulakh 5-1-29-1
    • JS Singh 4-3-9-1
9.1

Singh to Javed Ahmadi, no run, almost inside edge onto the stumps

9.2

Singh to Javed Ahmadi, 1 run, guided in the air down to third man, just past the dive of point

9.3

Singh to Hashmatullah Shahidi, no run, just passes the outside edge

9.4

Singh to Hashmatullah Shahidi, 1 run, short and he hooks it down to fine leg

9.5

Singh to Javed Ahmadi, SIX, massive hit down the ground for a maximum

9.6

Singh to Javed Ahmadi, 2 runs, short and he hooks it to deep midwicket

End of over 10 (10 runs) Afghanistan Under-19s 50/2 (22 runs required from 40 overs, RR: 5.00, RRR: 0.55)

    • Javed Ahmadi 29 (18b 4x4 1x6)
    • Hashmatullah Shahidi 5 (17b)
    • JS Singh 5-3-19-1
    • MS Aulakh 5-1-29-1
10.1

Aulakh to Hashmatullah Shahidi, no run, played back to the bowler

10.2

Aulakh to Hashmatullah Shahidi, no run

10.3

Aulakh to Hashmatullah Shahidi, 1 run, quick single taken to mid-off

10.4

Aulakh to Javed Ahmadi, no run, defended to the bowler

10.5

Aulakh to Javed Ahmadi, no run

10.6

Aulakh to Javed Ahmadi, no run, guided to the man at gully

End of over 11 (1 run) Afghanistan Under-19s 51/2 (21 runs required from 39 overs, RR: 4.63, RRR: 0.53)

    • Javed Ahmadi 29 (21b 4x4 1x6)
    • Hashmatullah Shahidi 6 (20b)
    • MS Aulakh 6-1-30-1
    • JS Singh 5-3-19-1
11.1

Singh to Hashmatullah Shahidi, no run, well stopped at point

11.2

Singh to Hashmatullah Shahidi, no run, just passes the outside edge

11.3

Singh to Hashmatullah Shahidi, no run

11.4

Singh to Hashmatullah Shahidi, no run, again close to the outside edge

11.5

Singh to Hashmatullah Shahidi, no run

11.6

Singh to Hashmatullah Shahidi, 3 runs, driven just over the man at mid-off

End of over 12 (3 runs) Afghanistan Under-19s 54/2 (18 runs required from 38 overs, RR: 4.50, RRR: 0.47)

    • Hashmatullah Shahidi 9 (26b)
    • Javed Ahmadi 29 (21b 4x4 1x6)
    • JS Singh 6-3-22-1
    • MS Aulakh 6-1-30-1
12.1

Aulakh to Hashmatullah Shahidi, no run, play and a miss

12.2

Aulakh to Hashmatullah Shahidi, FOUR, flicked powerfully to the deep point boundary

12.3

Aulakh to Hashmatullah Shahidi, FOUR, great shot through the legside again as he flicks it to the deep square leg boundary

12.4

Aulakh to Hashmatullah Shahidi, 1 run, hooked out to deep midwicket

12.5

Aulakh to Javed Ahmadi, 2 runs, driven loftily just over mid-on

12.6

Aulakh to Javed Ahmadi, 1 run, pulled to deep midwicket

End of over 13 (12 runs) Afghanistan Under-19s 66/2 (6 runs required from 37 overs, RR: 5.07, RRR: 0.16)

    • Javed Ahmadi 32 (23b 4x4 1x6)
    • Hashmatullah Shahidi 18 (30b 2x4)
    • MS Aulakh 7-1-42-1
    • JS Singh 6-3-22-1
13.1

Singh to Javed Ahmadi, 1 run, pulled through the legside again

13.2

Singh to Hashmatullah Shahidi, no run

13.3

Singh to Hashmatullah Shahidi, 1 run, edged down to third man

13.4

Singh to Javed Ahmadi, 1 run, flicked to square leg

13.5

Singh to Hashmatullah Shahidi, no run

13.6

Singh to Hashmatullah Shahidi, no run

End of over 14 (3 runs) Afghanistan Under-19s 69/2 (3 runs required from 36 overs, RR: 4.92, RRR: 0.08)

    • Hashmatullah Shahidi 19 (34b 2x4)
    • Javed Ahmadi 34 (25b 4x4 1x6)
    • JS Singh 7-3-25-1
    • MS Aulakh 7-1-42-1
14.1

Aulakh to Javed Ahmadi, 2 wides, down the legside and the keeper can't gather

14.1

Aulakh to Hashmatullah Shahidi, no run

14.2

Aulakh to Hashmatullah Shahidi, no run

14.3

Aulakh to Hashmatullah Shahidi, no run, well stopped in the covers

14.4

Aulakh to Hashmatullah Shahidi, no run, tries to pull him away but does not connect

14.5

Aulakh to Hashmatullah Shahidi, no run, pushed back to the bowler

14.6

Aulakh to Hashmatullah Shahidi, FOUR, flicked away uppishly to the deep midwicket boundary to end the game. Afghanistan's U19 have qualified for the World Cup!

So a huge win for Afghanistan who have recovered from an indifferent start in the tournament to qualify. For Canada it's despair as they bow out, they were too over-reliant on Nitish Kumar for runs. The Afghan captain Javed Ahmadi has been named as Man of the Match. So that's all from myself, Conor Hayes, from Strabane Cricket Club in Northern Ireland it's goodbye.

End of over 15 (6 runs) Afghanistan Under-19s 75/2 (RR: 5.00)

    • Hashmatullah Shahidi 23 (40b 3x4)
    • Javed Ahmadi 34 (25b 4x4 1x6)
    • MS Aulakh 8-1-48-1
    • JS Singh 7-3-25-1
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