Asian Cricket Council Trophy Elite, Group A: Afghanistan v Maldives at Sharjah, Oct 6, 2012
Afghanistan won by 6 wickets (with 145 balls remaining)
Played at Sharjah Cricket Stadium (neutral venue)
6 October 2012 (50-over match)

Mohamed Mahfooz to Gulbadin Naib, OUT, self-destruct button pushed! Length delivery swung in the air straight down midwicket's throat, five yards in from the boundary

Gulbadin Naib c Husham Ibrahim b Mohamed Mahfooz 35 (23b 6x4 0x6) SR: 152.17

Afghanistan 56/1   Javed Ahmadi 19* (23b 3x4)   Mohamed Mahfooz 0.4-0-5-1

Ismail Nihad to Javed Ahmadi, OUT, you may think you can hit anything, but you can't hit everything, Javed flashes at a good-length delivery on the up and Rishwan takes a stunning catch at point, that ball was travelling hard at him

Javed Ahmadi c †Mohamed Rishwan b Ismail Nihad 19 (26b 3x4 0x6) SR: 73.07

Afghanistan 61/2   Nawroz Mangal 5* (4b 1x4)   Ismail Nihad 1.3-0-9-1

Ismail Nihad to Nawroz Mangal, OUT, daft shot for real this time, swings across the line to take a back of a length ball on middle to the on-side, mistimes it and goes high to mid-on who puts in a last-second dive to clutch the ball inches from the ground. BIG wicket

Nawroz Mangal c Jayakody b Ismail Nihad 18 (21b 2x4 0x6) SR: 85.71

Afghanistan 81/3   Mohibullah Oryakhel 6* (18b)   Ismail Nihad 4.4-0-21-2

Neesham Nasir to Karim Sadiq, OUT, slower ball, and Karim doesn't get on top of it, drives the ball straight to point who tosses it up gleefully.

Karim Sadiq c Mohamed Mahfooz b Neesham Nasir 14 (26b 0x4 1x6) SR: 53.84

Afghanistan 111/4   Mohibullah Oryakhel 20* (42b 1x4)   Neesham Nasir 2-0-13-1





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Hours of play (local time) 09.30 start, First Session 09.30-13.00, Interval 13.00-13.45, Second Session 13.45-17.15