Afghanistan tour of United Arab Emirates, Only ODI: Afghanistan v Pakistan at Sharjah, Feb 10, 2012
Pakistan won by 7 wickets (with 77 balls remaining)
Played at Sharjah Cricket Stadium (neutral venue)
10 February 2012 - day/night match (50-over match)

Umar Gul to Noor Ali Zadran, OUT, the slowness of the pitch got him, he went right across his stumps to defend but the ball came on a bit slower than he would have expected, he ends up spooning it back to Gul, the ball really stopped on Noor there

Noor Ali Zadran c & b Umar Gul 9 (21m 8b 1x4 0x6) SR: 112.50

Afghanistan 23/1   Karim Sadiq 14* (20b 2x4)   Umar Gul 2.4-0-12-1

Shahid Afridi to Mohammad Shahzad, OUT, terrific catch! Shahzad tries to capitalise on the width outside off and carve it over the off side, he was well forward and the ball travelled quickly but Shafiq timed his leap at point and plucked it, excellent reflexes

Mohammad Shahzad c Asad Shafiq b Shahid Afridi 20 (22m 17b 3x4 1x6) SR: 117.64

Afghanistan 54/2   Karim Sadiq 25* (31b 2x4 1x6)   Shahid Afridi 0.2-0-0-1

Shahid Afridi to Nawroz Mangal, OUT, poor shot from the captain, Afridi floated it on the stumps and Mangal made himself room to loft down the ground, the ball kept low and thudded onto the middle stump, Mangal had exposed the woodwork and after he was bowled he shadow-practiced the shot he intended to play

Nawroz Mangal b Shahid Afridi 11 (10m 17b 2x4 0x6) SR: 64.70

Afghanistan 71/3   Karim Sadiq 30* (38b 2x4 1x6)   Shahid Afridi 2.2-0-7-2

Shahid Afridi to Karim Sadiq, OUT, sharp catch by Umar Akmal! Afridi fired that a bit quicker outside off, Sadiq tries to drove but gets a thin outside edge and the ball sits nicely behind Akmal's gloves, he didn't have much time to react

Karim Sadiq c †Umar Akmal b Shahid Afridi 40 (67m 47b 2x4 2x6) SR: 85.10

Afghanistan 88/4   Mohammad Nabi 3* (6b)   Shahid Afridi 3.5-0-10-3

Shahid Afridi to Gulbadin Naib, OUT, Afridi gets his fourth! Tossed up on off and it's a googly, Naib is forward and the ball strikes him in front of middle, Taufel raises the finger

Gulbadin Naib lbw b Shahid Afridi 7 (15m 23b 1x4 0x6) SR: 30.43

Afghanistan 101/5   Mohammad Nabi 8* (17b)   Shahid Afridi 6.3-0-20-4

Mohammad Hafeez to Samiullah Shenwari, OUT, a run-out halts what was shaping up to be a healthy stand, he clips it down towards midwicket and Nabi charges off is crease and has to turn back, he tries to make his ground at the bowler's end, he dives and the throw by Younis Khan is accurate to Hafeez and the third umpire confirms it

Mohammad Nabi run out 37 (75m 56b 0x4 2x6) SR: 66.07

Afghanistan 147/6   Samiullah Shenwari 15* (40b 1x4)   Mohammad Hafeez 6.4-0-28-0

Shahid Afridi to Mirwais Ashraf, OUT, yet another five-for for Afridi! The sharp googly is too good for Ashraf, jags back in from wide outside off and catches Ashraf flush on the pad in front of the stumps

Mirwais Ashraf lbw b Shahid Afridi 12 (26m 27b 2x4 0x6) SR: 44.44

Afghanistan 165/7   Samiullah Shenwari 17* (53b 1x4)   Shahid Afridi 8.2-0-26-5

Wahab Riaz to Dawlat Zadran, OUT, the middle stump goes for a toss! Zadran stands wide outside the leg stump to give himself room, Riaz gets some reverse swing and beats the bat, the stump goes back a few yards

Dawlat Zadran b Wahab Riaz 12 (20m 19b 0x4 1x6) SR: 63.15

Afghanistan 193/8   Samiullah Shenwari 32* (67b 4x4)   Wahab Riaz 8.5-1-36-1

Umar Gul to Samiullah Shenwari, OUT, Shenwari tries to get very innovative and moves right across his stumps and tries to paddle a full toss wide of short fine leg, the ball clips his pads in front of the stumps, he appears to show his bat to the umpire but Taufel was convinced the ball snuck past the bat

Samiullah Shenwari lbw b Umar Gul 32 (98m 68b 4x4 0x6) SR: 47.05

Afghanistan 193/9   Amir Hamza 0* (1b)   Umar Gul 7.1-0-29-2

Wahab Riaz to Amir Hamza, OUT, this time Akmal gets his man! Hotak chips down the track and gets an outside edge on the drive, Akmal takes the low catch and basically pleads with the umpire but he didn't have to wait too long for the umpire's decision

Amir Hamza c †Umar Akmal b Wahab Riaz 0 (8m 6b 0x4 0x6) SR: 0.00

Afghanistan 195/10   Shapoor Zadran 2* (3b)   Wahab Riaz 9.3-1-37-2





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