Asian Cricket Council Trophy Elite, 2012/13 / Commentary

Asian Cricket Council Trophy Elite - Group A

Afghanistan v Oman

Afghanistan won by 74 runs

0.1

Khalid Rasheed to Karim Sadiq, no run, Pitched up, in the block hole, Karim comes forward, pushing

0.2

Khalid Rasheed to Karim Sadiq, no run, similar ball, similar result

0.3

Khalid Rasheed to Karim Sadiq, no run, appeal for lbw, turned down, bouncing high perhaps

0.4

Khalid Rasheed to Karim Sadiq, no run, length ball on off stump, played to cover

0.5

Khalid Rasheed to Karim Sadiq, no run, length ball, defended

0.6

Khalid Rasheed to Karim Sadiq, no run, pitched up, driven firmly, mid-on gets down to his left. Good MAIDEN by the wily left-arm spinner

Afghanistan 0/0   Karim Sadiq 0* (6b)

2.1

Khalid Rasheed to Karim Sadiq, no run

2.2

Khalid Rasheed to Karim Sadiq, no run

2.3

Khalid Rasheed to Karim Sadiq, no run

2.4

Khalid Rasheed to Karim Sadiq, no run, Karim looking a little stiff today, planting his feet before playing anything. That ball thudded into the front pad and the appeal for lbw is declined by umpire Fidel Jarry

2.5

Khalid Rasheed to Karim Sadiq, no run

2.6

Khalid Rasheed to Karim Sadiq, no run, Two maidens in a row, Oman's tactics of opening with the spinner paying off

Afghanistan 8/0   Karim Sadiq 0* (12b)

3.4

Ranpura to Karim Sadiq, no run, the easy-pace of the wicket allows Karim to come forward and wait for the ball, the length delivery is played back to the bowler

3.5

Ranpura to Karim Sadiq, no run, defended on the front foot, bat way ahead of the pads

3.6

Ranpura to Karim Sadiq, FOUR, short, outside off, and slashed away over cover with a flat bat. Classic Karim

Afghanistan 13/0   Karim Sadiq 4* (15b 1x4)

5.5

Ranpura to Karim Sadiq, no run, back of a length and climbing outside off, no timing in Karim's cut

5.6

Ranpura to Karim Sadiq, no run, a little short, rising, Karim defends

Afghanistan 27/0   Karim Sadiq 4* (17b 1x4)

7.1

Ranpura to Karim Sadiq, no run, Karim coming down the wicket to the back of a length delivery but defends in the end

7.2

Ranpura to Karim Sadiq, 2 runs, leaning forward to the length delivery, angles it down to backward point

7.3

Ranpura to Karim Sadiq, no run, good length delivery, defended carefully

7.4

Ranpura to Karim Sadiq, no run

7.5

Ranpura to Karim Sadiq, no run, length ball on off, defended carefully, Karim's middling it, but not timing it

7.6

Ranpura to Karim Sadiq, no run, end of a decent over from the Oman paceman

Afghanistan 43/0   Karim Sadiq 6* (23b 1x4)

8.3

Adnan Ilyas to Karim Sadiq, no run

8.4

Adnan Ilyas to Karim Sadiq, 1 run, comes forward to push a fullish delivery to long-on for a comfortable run

8.6

Adnan Ilyas to Karim Sadiq, no run, comes forward, head over ball to defend

Afghanistan 46/0   Karim Sadiq 7* (26b 1x4)

9.3

Ranpura to Karim Sadiq, no run

9.4

Ranpura to Karim Sadiq, no run, faster still, and Karim beaten, gets the bat late on to the ball aimed at the top of the leg peg

9.5

Ranpura to Karim Sadiq, 1 run, turned off his hips to midwicket

Afghanistan 48/0   Karim Sadiq 8* (29b 1x4)

10.1

Adnan Ilyas to Karim Sadiq, 1 run, pushed to point

10.5

Adnan Ilyas to Karim Sadiq, 1 run

Afghanistan 59/0   Karim Sadiq 10* (31b 1x4)

11.1

Amir Ali to Karim Sadiq, no run, turn and bounce and inside-edged past the stumps

11.2

Amir Ali to Karim Sadiq, no run

11.3

Amir Ali to Karim Sadiq, SIX, gets to the pitch and swings it cleanly, into the stands beyond long-on

11.4

Amir Ali to Karim Sadiq, no run

11.5

Amir Ali to Karim Sadiq, 1 run

Afghanistan 70/0   Karim Sadiq 17* (36b 1x4 1x6)

12.5

Mehta to Karim Sadiq, 1 run, hit softly over the bowler's head, moral victory for the bowler

Afghanistan 73/0   Karim Sadiq 19* (37b 1x4 1x6)

13.3

Aamir Kaleem to Karim Sadiq, no run

13.4

Aamir Kaleem to Karim Sadiq, no run

13.5

Aamir Kaleem to Karim Sadiq, 1 run

Afghanistan 76/0   Karim Sadiq 20* (40b 1x4 1x6)

14.1

Mehta to Karim Sadiq, FOUR, lofted over the bowler and long-on makes a hash of it in front of the sightscreen

14.2

Mehta to Karim Sadiq, no run

14.3

Mehta to Karim Sadiq, 1 run, variations in pace this over from Mehta, this one floated up, Karim waits and takes it from the off-stump to cover's right hand

Afghanistan 81/0   Karim Sadiq 25* (43b 2x4 1x6)

15.4

Aamir Kaleem to Karim Sadiq, no run

15.5

Aamir Kaleem to Karim Sadiq, no run

15.6

Aamir Kaleem to Karim Sadiq, no run

Afghanistan 85/0   Karim Sadiq 25* (46b 2x4 1x6)

16.4

Mehta to Karim Sadiq, no run

16.5

Mehta to Karim Sadiq, 1 run

Afghanistan 87/0   Karim Sadiq 26* (48b 2x4 1x6)

17.2

Aamir Kaleem to Karim Sadiq, FOUR, comes down the wicket to hoist a ball pitching on middle to the sightscreen

17.3

Aamir Kaleem to Karim Sadiq, no run

17.4

Aamir Kaleem to Karim Sadiq, 1 run, driven to long-on

17.6

Aamir Kaleem to Karim Sadiq, no run, Karim slips, the ball pops up, Sultan Ahmed tries to gather and in doing so lands right on Karim who's flattened face down in the crease. This is a family website so we won't go any further

Afghanistan 95/0   Karim Sadiq 31* (52b 3x4 1x6)

18.3

Mehta to Karim Sadiq, no run

18.4

Mehta to Karim Sadiq, no run

18.5

Mehta to Karim Sadiq, 1 run, swept, top-edge more than meat and it just floats away from the backward square leg fielder

18.5

Mehta to Karim Sadiq, 1 run, swept, top-edge more than meat and it just floats away from the backward square leg fielder

18.5

Mehta to Karim Sadiq, 1 run, swept, top-edge more than meat and it just floats away from the backward square leg fielder

Afghanistan 97/0   Karim Sadiq 32* (55b 3x4 1x6)

19.1

Aamir Kaleem to Karim Sadiq, 1 run

19.3

Aamir Kaleem to Karim Sadiq, no run

19.4

Aamir Kaleem to Karim Sadiq, 1 run

19.6

Aamir Kaleem to Karim Sadiq, 2 runs

Afghanistan 103/0   Karim Sadiq 36* (59b 3x4 1x6)

20.4

Mehta to Karim Sadiq, 1 run

20.6

Mehta to Karim Sadiq, 1 run

Afghanistan 107/0   Karim Sadiq 38* (61b 3x4 1x6)

21.1

Aamir Kaleem to Karim Sadiq, no run

21.2

Aamir Kaleem to Karim Sadiq, 1 run, and that's a CHANCE, Karim gets a leading edge to a length delivery as he comes forward and the bowler gets fingertips to it above his head but can't hold on

21.4

Aamir Kaleem to Karim Sadiq, 1 run, tucked away for a strolled single

Afghanistan 110/0   Karim Sadiq 40* (64b 3x4 1x6)

22.2

Khalid Rasheed to Karim Sadiq, no run

22.3

Khalid Rasheed to Karim Sadiq, no run

22.4

Khalid Rasheed to Karim Sadiq, 1 run

22.6

Khalid Rasheed to Karim Sadiq, 1 run, lashes a drive to long-off

Afghanistan 115/0   Karim Sadiq 42* (68b 3x4 1x6)

23.1

Aamir Kaleem to Karim Sadiq, 1 run, Tricky one for Hemal Mehta, there's a single every time they get bat on ball with an on-drive with long-on being on the boundary, but if he does come inside the circle, the boundary prospects become greater.

23.4

Aamir Kaleem to Karim Sadiq, 1 run, Afghanistan's batsmen not lactose intolerant at all, another easy run to long-on

Afghanistan 118/0   Karim Sadiq 44* (70b 3x4 1x6)

24.1

Khalid Rasheed to Karim Sadiq, no run

24.2

Khalid Rasheed to Karim Sadiq, no run

24.3

Khalid Rasheed to Karim Sadiq, 1 run

24.5

Khalid Rasheed to Karim Sadiq, no run

24.6

Khalid Rasheed to Karim Sadiq, 1 run, driven to long on for another ambled run

Afghanistan 121/0   Karim Sadiq 46* (75b 3x4 1x6)

25.1

Aamir Kaleem to Karim Sadiq, no run

25.2

Aamir Kaleem to Karim Sadiq, 1 run

25.4

Aamir Kaleem to Karim Sadiq, no run

25.5

Aamir Kaleem to Karim Sadiq, SIX, a half-stride down the wicket to send the ball soaring over long-on, the fielder there can only lift his eyes and watch. That's Karim's 50 too

25.6

Aamir Kaleem to Karim Sadiq, FOUR, driven hard through the off-side, Karim motoring

Afghanistan 133/0   Karim Sadiq 57* (80b 4x4 2x6)

26.2

Khalid Rasheed to Karim Sadiq, 1 run

26.4

Khalid Rasheed to Karim Sadiq, 1 run

26.6

Khalid Rasheed to Karim Sadiq, 1 run

Afghanistan 139/0   Karim Sadiq 60* (83b 4x4 2x6)

27.1

Mehta to Karim Sadiq, 1 run, driven past the bowler

27.6

Mehta to Karim Sadiq, no run

Afghanistan 143/0   Karim Sadiq 61* (85b 4x4 2x6)

28.4

Zeeshan Siddiqui to Karim Sadiq, FOUR, takes it on the half-volley and swings it against the turn, one bounce to the midwicket fence

28.5

Zeeshan Siddiqui to Karim Sadiq, no run, floated up, outside off, play and a miss

28.6

Zeeshan Siddiqui to Karim Sadiq, no run

Afghanistan 148/0   Karim Sadiq 65* (88b 5x4 2x6)

29.2

Ranpura to Karim Sadiq, FOUR, short and pulled away emphatically

29.3

Ranpura to Karim Sadiq, 1 run

29.5

Ranpura to Karim Sadiq, no run

29.6

Ranpura to Karim Sadiq, 1 run, and he pinches the strike

Afghanistan 156/0   Karim Sadiq 71* (92b 6x4 2x6)

30.1

Mehta to Karim Sadiq, no run, defended, soft hands

30.2

Mehta to Karim Sadiq, no run

30.3

Mehta to Karim Sadiq, 1 run, tries to force the length delivery from middle to the midwicket boundary, doesn't get hold of it and square leg comes in to gather

Afghanistan 157/0   Karim Sadiq 72* (95b 6x4 2x6)

31.4

Ranpura to Karim Sadiq, no run, yorker jams into Karim's right boot and he's in pain. Receiving treatment so play will be held up for a while

31.5

Ranpura to Karim Sadiq, FOUR

31.6

Ranpura to Karim Sadiq, 1 run, short and Karim pulls it away without perfect timing and limps through

Afghanistan 166/0   Karim Sadiq 77* (98b 7x4 2x6)

32.1

Mehta to Karim Sadiq, no run

32.2

Mehta to Karim Sadiq, no run

32.3

Mehta to Karim Sadiq, 1 run

32.6

Mehta to Karim Sadiq, no run

Afghanistan 174/0   Karim Sadiq 78* (102b 7x4 2x6)

33.2

Ranpura to Karim Sadiq, 2 runs, audacious flat-batted cover drive to a back of a length delivery

33.3

Ranpura to Karim Sadiq, 1 run, pulls it, again not with the best timing

33.6

Ranpura to Karim Sadiq, FOUR, genuine edge! But no slip and no third man

Afghanistan 183/0   Karim Sadiq 85* (105b 8x4 2x6)

34.5

Zeeshan Siddiqui to Karim Sadiq, no run

34.6

Zeeshan Siddiqui to Karim Sadiq, no run, top-edged slice to third man and Karim refuses the run. He's in too much pain to run

Karim Sadiq retired out 85 (107b 8x4 2x6) SR: 79.43

Afghanistan 184/0   Karim Sadiq 85 (107b 8x4 2x6)
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