Asian Cricket Council Trophy Elite, 2012/13 / Commentary

Asian Cricket Council Trophy Elite - Group A

Afghanistan v Maldives

Afghanistan won by 6 wickets (with 145 balls remaining)

0.1

Dawlat Zadran to Abdullah Shahid, no run

0.2

Dawlat Zadran to Abdullah Shahid, no run

0.3

Dawlat Zadran to Abdullah Shahid, no run, looking to pull, a little late on the shot

0.4

Dawlat Zadran to Abdullah Shahid, no run

0.5

Dawlat Zadran to Abdullah Shahid, no run, again, looking to attack but a fraction late on the forcing drive to a ball climbing off a length outside off

0.6

Dawlat Zadran to Abdullah Shahid, no run, high and wide outside off, Dawlat extracting whatever life there is on this batting-friendly track

Afghanistan three changes from the team that played on Friday, Asghar out with a finger injury, Shahzad rested, Shahpour too. Mohibullah, Sayed Shirzad and Javed Ahmadi in

End of over 1 (maiden) Maldives 0/0
Abdullah Shahid    0* (6b)      Dawlat Zadran    1-1-0-0
Shafraz Jaleel    0* (0b)     

Two slips and a gully for the left-arm seamer

1.1

to Shafraz Jaleel, no run

1.2

to Shafraz Jaleel, 1 wide

1.2

to Shafraz Jaleel, no run

1.3

to Shafraz Jaleel, 1 run

1.4

to Abdullah Shahid, no run, flashing drive, mid-off fields

1.5

to Abdullah Shahid, FOUR, gets it right this time, foot to the pitch, hits through the line and bisects cover and mid-off

1.6

to Abdullah Shahid, no run, let go, outside off

A much-improved Maldive side, staking their place in the to 10 of the non-Test playing nations of Asia. Afghanistan shouldn't take this match lightly

End of over 2 (6 runs) Maldives 6/0
Abdullah Shahid    4* (9b 1x4)         1-0-6-0
Shafraz Jaleel    1* (3b)      Dawlat Zadran    1-1-0-0

slip, gully, third man and fine leg

2.1

Dawlat Zadran to Shafraz Jaleel, 1 run

2.2

Dawlat Zadran to Abdullah Shahid, no run, crack of bat on ball, that was middled but one bounce back to the bowler

2.3

Dawlat Zadran to Abdullah Shahid, no run

2.4

Dawlat Zadran to Abdullah Shahid, 1 leg bye, Shafraz hustles through

2.5

Dawlat Zadran to Shafraz Jaleel, no run, climbs steeply from back of a length, the much-improved Shafraz right behind it

2.6

Dawlat Zadran to Shafraz Jaleel, no run, touch late on the defensive stroke, Dawlat quick through the air

End of over 3 (2 runs) Maldives 8/0
Shafraz Jaleel    2* (6b)      Dawlat Zadran    2-1-1-0
Abdullah Shahid    4* (12b 1x4)         1-0-6-0

3.1

to Abdullah Shahid, 1 run, firmly driven to a ball pitched well up, bowler gets a hand on it, mid-off tidies up

3.2

to Shafraz Jaleel, no run, flashed, one bounce to point

3.3

to Shafraz Jaleel, no run

3.4

to Shafraz Jaleel, no run

3.4

Dawlat Zadran to Mohamed Rishwan, 1 run

3.5

to Shafraz Jaleel, no run, chases a wide one, on bended knee, 'keeper Afsar collects

3.5

Dawlat Zadran to Jayakody, no run, chases a wide one, on bended knee, 'keeper Afsar collects

3.6

to Shafraz Jaleel, OUT, dug in short and Shafraz late on the attempted pull, loops up to mid-on who comes forward to take

Shafraz Jaleel c Nawroz Mangal b Sayed Shirzad 2 (11b 0x4 0x6) SR: 18.18

3.6

Dawlat Zadran to Jayakody, no run, dug in short and Shafraz late on the attempted pull, loops up to mid-on who comes forward to take

End of over 4 (4 runs) Maldives 23/2
M Jayakody    0* (5b)      Dawlat Zadran    4-1-10-0
Mohamed Rishwan    8* (9b 1x4)         3-0-11-2

4.1

Sayed Shirzad to Mohamed Rishwan, no run, jams the batsman up a bit, the ball angling in to his hip

4.2

Sayed Shirzad to Mohamed Rishwan, no run, Shahid trying to lash anything pitched up

4.3

Sayed Shirzad to Mohamed Rishwan, 2 runs, worked off his pad to fine leg

4.4

Sayed Shirzad to Mohamed Rishwan, no run, looking for that yorker but Dawlat's been straying to leg a little too much and that's helped round by a man in form

4.5

Sayed Shirzad to Mohamed Rishwan, 1 run, short and down leg-side

4.1

Dawlat Zadran to Mohamed Rishwan, no run, pitched up, late inswing, big appeal, must have been sliding down leg

4.2

Dawlat Zadran to Mohamed Rishwan, no run

4.3

Dawlat Zadran to Mohamed Rishwan, 1 run

4.4

Dawlat Zadran to Abdullah Shahid, FOUR

4.5

Dawlat Zadran to Abdullah Shahid, 1 wide

4.5

Dawlat Zadran to Abdullah Shahid, no run

4.6

Dawlat Zadran to Abdullah Shahid, no run

End of over 5 (3 runs) Maldives 15/1
Abdullah Shahid    9* (16b 2x4)      Dawlat Zadran    3-1-7-0
Mohamed Rishwan    1* (3b)     

5.1

to Mohamed Rishwan, FOUR

5.2

to Mohamed Rishwan, no run

5.3

to Abdullah Shahid, OUT

Abdullah Shahid c Karim Sadiq b Sayed Shirzad 10 (19b 0x4 0x6) SR: 52.63

5.4

to Jayakody, no run

5.5

to Jayakody, no run

5.6

to Jayakody, no run

End of over 6 (4 runs) Maldives 19/2
M Jayakody    0* (3b)         3-0-11-2
Mohamed Rishwan    5* (5b 1x4)     

6.1

Dawlat Zadran to Mohamed Rishwan, no run, tries to cut a ball close to the stumps, goes under the bat

6.2

Dawlat Zadran to Mohamed Rishwan, 2 runs, lofted over mid-on, not timed that well

6.3

Dawlat Zadran to Mohamed Rishwan, no run

8.1

Gulbadin Naib to Jayakody, no run

8.2

Gulbadin Naib to Jayakody, no run

8.3

Gulbadin Naib to Jayakody, FOUR

8.4

Gulbadin Naib to Jayakody, FOUR

8.5

Gulbadin Naib to Jayakody, 1 run

8.6

Gulbadin Naib to Mohamed Rishwan, 1 wide

8.6

Gulbadin Naib to Mohamed Rishwan, no run

End of over 9 (1 run) Maldives 24/0
Mohamed Rishwan    11* (15b 1x4)      Gulbadin Naib    1-0-10-0
M Jayakody    9* (10b 2x4)      Sayed Shirzad    0.5-0-3-0

9.1

Samiullah Shenwari to Jayakody, no run

9.2

Samiullah Shenwari to Mohamed Rishwan, no run

9.3

Samiullah Shenwari to Mohamed Rishwan, no run

9.4

Samiullah Shenwari to Mohamed Rishwan, no run

9.5

Samiullah Shenwari to Mohamed Rishwan, SIX, pitched well up, and driven high over long-on.

9.6

Samiullah Shenwari to Mohamed Rishwan, no run

End of over 10 (6 runs) Maldives 30/0
Mohamed Rishwan    17* (20b 1x4 1x6)      Samiullah Shenwari    1-0-6-0
M Jayakody    9* (11b 2x4)      Gulbadin Naib    1-0-10-0

one slip in for the fast-medium bowler

10.1

Gulbadin Naib to Jayakody, no run, defended

10.2

Gulbadin Naib to Jayakody, no run

10.3

Gulbadin Naib to Jayakody, no run

10.4

Gulbadin Naib to Jayakody, no run, leans back to punch through off, point fields

10.5

Gulbadin Naib to Jayakody, no run, pitched up and driven hard, straight to cover

10.6

Gulbadin Naib to Jayakody, no run, maiden over, bowling with discipline here

End of over 11 (maiden) Maldives 30/0
M Jayakody    9* (17b 2x4)      Gulbadin Naib    3-1-14-0
Mohamed Rishwan    17* (20b 1x4 1x6)      Samiullah Shenwari    1-0-6-0

11.1

Samiullah Shenwari to Mohamed Rishwan, 1 run, tossed well up, driven to long-on. One slip in place

11.2

Samiullah Shenwari to Jayakody, no run

11.3

Samiullah Shenwari to Jayakody, no run, comes forward to defend

11.4

Samiullah Shenwari to Jayakody, no run, batsman practising his forward defensive

11.5

Samiullah Shenwari to Jayakody, no run

11.6

Samiullah Shenwari to Jayakody, 1 run, swivels to pull a short one, straight down the throat of square leg on the fence, who gags on it

End of over 12 (2 runs) Maldives 32/0
M Jayakody    10* (22b 2x4)      Samiullah Shenwari    2-0-8-0
Mohamed Rishwan    18* (21b 1x4 1x6)      Gulbadin Naib    3-1-14-0

12.1

Gulbadin Naib to Jayakody, FOUR, edged down past slip, back of a length delivery

12.2

Gulbadin Naib to Jayakody, no run, pitched up and driven firmly, bowler down well to his right

12.3

Gulbadin Naib to Jayakody, 1 wide

12.3

Gulbadin Naib to Jayakody, no run, on a length, aiming for the top of middle. Defended

12.4

Gulbadin Naib to Jayakody, no run, ditto

12.5

Gulbadin Naib to Jayakody, 1 run, driven off the front foot, mid-off misfields to allow the single

12.6

Gulbadin Naib to Mohamed Rishwan, no run, defended back down the track

End of over 13 (6 runs) Maldives 38/0
Mohamed Rishwan    18* (22b 1x4 1x6)      Gulbadin Naib    4-1-20-0
M Jayakody    15* (27b 3x4)      Samiullah Shenwari    2-0-8-0

13.1

Samiullah Shenwari to Jayakody, no run, leg-break on a length, slides past the outside

13.2

Samiullah Shenwari to Jayakody, no run

13.3

Samiullah Shenwari to Jayakody, no run, edged but falls short of slip

13.4

Samiullah Shenwari to Jayakody, 1 run, short and pulled away in front of square

13.5

Samiullah Shenwari to Mohamed Rishwan, no run

13.6

Samiullah Shenwari to Mohamed Rishwan, no run

End of over 14 (1 run) Maldives 39/0
Mohamed Rishwan    18* (24b 1x4 1x6)      Samiullah Shenwari    3-0-9-0
M Jayakody    16* (31b 3x4)      Gulbadin Naib    4-1-20-0

14.1

Mohammad Nabi to Jayakody, no run

14.2

Mohammad Nabi to Jayakody, no run

14.3

Mohammad Nabi to Jayakody, no run

14.4

Mohammad Nabi to Jayakody, no run

14.5

Mohammad Nabi to Jayakody, no run

14.6

Mohammad Nabi to Jayakody, no run

End of over 15 (maiden) Maldives 39/0
M Jayakody    16* (37b 3x4)      Mohammad Nabi    1-1-0-0
Mohamed Rishwan    18* (24b 1x4 1x6)      Samiullah Shenwari    3-0-9-0

15.1

Samiullah Shenwari to Mohamed Rishwan, no run

15.2

Samiullah Shenwari to Mohamed Rishwan, no run

15.3

Samiullah Shenwari to Mohamed Rishwan, no run

15.4

Samiullah Shenwari to Mohamed Rishwan, 1 run

15.5

Samiullah Shenwari to Jayakody, no run

15.6

Samiullah Shenwari to Jayakody, no run

End of over 16 (1 run) Maldives 40/0
M Jayakody    16* (39b 3x4)      Samiullah Shenwari    4-0-10-0
Mohamed Rishwan    19* (28b 1x4 1x6)      Mohammad Nabi    1-1-0-0

16.1

Mohammad Nabi to Mohamed Rishwan, SIX, tossed up, lands right in the slot and a free swing of the arms sends the ball soaring over long-on

16.2

Mohammad Nabi to Mohamed Rishwan, no run

16.3

Mohammad Nabi to Mohamed Rishwan, no run

16.4

Mohammad Nabi to Mohamed Rishwan, no run

16.5

Mohammad Nabi to Mohamed Rishwan, no run

16.6

Mohammad Nabi to Mohamed Rishwan, no run

End of over 17 (6 runs) Maldives 46/0
Mohamed Rishwan    25* (34b 1x4 2x6)      Mohammad Nabi    2-1-6-0
M Jayakody    16* (39b 3x4)      Samiullah Shenwari    4-0-10-0

17.1

Samiullah Shenwari to Jayakody, no run

17.2

Samiullah Shenwari to Jayakody, 1 run

17.3

Samiullah Shenwari to Mohamed Rishwan, no run

17.4

Samiullah Shenwari to Mohamed Rishwan, no run

17.5

Samiullah Shenwari to Mohamed Rishwan, no run

17.6

Samiullah Shenwari to Mohamed Rishwan, no run

We're going off-line for fifteen minutes from this match while we sort out some glitches. We'll keep a note of all the action in the meantime so you won't miss a thing. Do bear with us, thanks

End of over 18 (1 run) Maldives 47/0
Mohamed Rishwan    25* (38b 1x4 2x6)      Samiullah Shenwari    5-0-11-0
M Jayakody    17* (41b 3x4)      Mohammad Nabi    2-1-6-0

18.1

Mohammad Nabi to Jayakody, SIX

18.2

Mohammad Nabi to Jayakody, no run

18.3

Mohammad Nabi to Jayakody, no run

18.4

Mohammad Nabi to Jayakody, no run

18.5

Mohammad Nabi to Jayakody, no run

18.6

Mohammad Nabi to Jayakody, no run

End of over 19 (18 runs) Maldives 65/2
M Jayakody    23* (47b 3x4 1x6)      Mohammad Nabi    3-1-12-0
Mohamed Rishwan    25* (38b 1x4 2x6)      Samiullah Shenwari    5-0-11-0

19.1

Javed Ahmadi to Mohamed Rishwan, no run

19.2

Javed Ahmadi to Mohamed Rishwan, no run

19.3

Javed Ahmadi to Mohamed Rishwan, no run

19.4

Javed Ahmadi to Mohamed Rishwan, no run

19.5

Javed Ahmadi to Mohamed Rishwan, no run

19.6

Javed Ahmadi to Mohamed Rishwan, no run

End of over 20 (maiden) Maldives 65/2
Mohamed Rishwan    25* (44b 1x4 2x6)      Javed Ahmadi    1-1-0-0
M Jayakody    23* (47b 3x4 1x6)      Mohammad Nabi    3-1-12-0

20.1

Samiullah Shenwari to Jayakody, no run

20.2

Samiullah Shenwari to Jayakody, no run

20.3

Samiullah Shenwari to Jayakody, no run

20.4

Samiullah Shenwari to Jayakody, no run

20.5

Samiullah Shenwari to Jayakody, no run

20.6

Samiullah Shenwari to Jayakody, 1 run

End of over 21 (1 run) Maldives 66/2
M Jayakody    24* (53b 3x4 1x6)      Samiullah Shenwari    6-0-12-0
Mohamed Rishwan    25* (44b 1x4 2x6)      Javed Ahmadi    1-1-0-0

21.1

Javed Ahmadi to Jayakody, no run

21.2

Javed Ahmadi to Jayakody, no run

21.3

Javed Ahmadi to Mohamed Rishwan, OUT, head-up, driving, easy take for the bowler

Mohamed Rishwan c Nawroz Mangal b Javed Ahmadi 45 (51b 1x4 2x6) SR: 88.23

21.4

Javed Ahmadi to Mihusan Hamid, no run

21.5

Javed Ahmadi to Mihusan Hamid, no run

21.6

Javed Ahmadi to Mihusan Hamid, no run

End of over 22 (wicket maiden) Maldives 66/3
Mihusan Hamid    0* (3b)      Javed Ahmadi    2-2-0-1
M Jayakody    24* (55b 3x4 1x6)      Samiullah Shenwari    6-0-12-0

22.1

Samiullah Shenwari to Jayakody, no run

22.2

Samiullah Shenwari to Jayakody, 1 run

22.3

Samiullah Shenwari to Mihusan Hamid, no run

22.4

Samiullah Shenwari to Mihusan Hamid, no run

22.5

Samiullah Shenwari to Mihusan Hamid, no run

22.6

Samiullah Shenwari to Mihusan Hamid, 1 run

End of over 23 (2 runs) Maldives 68/3
Mihusan Hamid    1* (7b)      Samiullah Shenwari    7-0-14-0
M Jayakody    25* (57b 3x4 1x6)      Javed Ahmadi    2-2-0-1

23.1

Javed Ahmadi to Mihusan Hamid, no run

23.2

Javed Ahmadi to Mihusan Hamid, no run

23.3

Javed Ahmadi to Mihusan Hamid, 1 run

23.4

Javed Ahmadi to Jayakody, no run

23.5

Javed Ahmadi to Jayakody, 1 run

23.6

Javed Ahmadi to Mihusan Hamid, 1 run

End of over 24 (3 runs) Maldives 71/3
Mihusan Hamid    3* (11b)      Javed Ahmadi    3-2-3-1
M Jayakody    26* (59b 3x4 1x6)      Samiullah Shenwari    7-0-14-0

24.1

Samiullah Shenwari to Mihusan Hamid, no run

24.2

Samiullah Shenwari to Mihusan Hamid, no run

24.3

Samiullah Shenwari to Mihusan Hamid, no run

24.4

Samiullah Shenwari to Mihusan Hamid, no run

24.5

Samiullah Shenwari to Mihusan Hamid, no run

24.6

Samiullah Shenwari to Mihusan Hamid, no run, Afghanistan taking control of the match in this middle section, just 6 runs off the last six overs, and a wicket, Maldives won't be too unhappy with the way things are going though, look in line to achieve their main objective of batting out 50 overs. And the lion, Moosa Kaleem still in wait in the pavilion

End of over 25 (maiden) Maldives 71/3
Mihusan Hamid    3* (18b)      Samiullah Shenwari    8-1-14-0
M Jayakody    26* (59b 3x4 1x6)      Javed Ahmadi    3-2-3-1

25.1

Javed Ahmadi to Jayakody, no run

25.2

Javed Ahmadi to Jayakody, no run

25.3

Javed Ahmadi to Jayakody, no run

25.4

Javed Ahmadi to Jayakody, no run

25.5

Javed Ahmadi to Jayakody, 2 runs

25.6

Javed Ahmadi to Jayakody, no run

End of over 26 (2 runs) Maldives 73/3
M Jayakody    28* (65b 3x4 1x6)      Javed Ahmadi    4-2-5-1
Mihusan Hamid    3* (18b)      Samiullah Shenwari    8-1-14-0

26.1

Samiullah Shenwari to Mihusan Hamid, 1 run

26.2

Samiullah Shenwari to Jayakody, no run

26.3

Samiullah Shenwari to Jayakody, no run

26.4

Samiullah Shenwari to Jayakody, 1 run

26.5

Samiullah Shenwari to Mihusan Hamid, no run

26.6

Samiullah Shenwari to Mihusan Hamid, 1 run, CHANCE Sami's been unlucky, tossed up and the young Mihusan lofts his off-drive, Gulbodin at mid-off runs back and can't hold on

End of over 27 (3 runs) Maldives 76/3
Mihusan Hamid    5* (21b)      Samiullah Shenwari    9-1-17-0
M Jayakody    29* (68b 3x4 1x6)      Javed Ahmadi    4-2-5-1

27.1

Javed Ahmadi to Mihusan Hamid, no run

27.2

Javed Ahmadi to Mihusan Hamid, no run

27.3

Javed Ahmadi to Mihusan Hamid, 2 runs, another CHANCE, the intention was to late cut, instead the ball goes off the edge between slip and the wicket-keeper

27.4

Javed Ahmadi to Mihusan Hamid, no run

27.5

Javed Ahmadi to Mihusan Hamid, no run

27.6

Javed Ahmadi to Mihusan Hamid, no run

End of over 28 (6 runs) Maldives 82/3
Mihusan Hamid    7* (27b)      Javed Ahmadi    5-2-7-1
M Jayakody    13* (68b 3x4 1x6)      Samiullah Shenwari    9-1-17-0

28.1

Samiullah Shenwari to Jayakody, no run

28.2

Samiullah Shenwari to Jayakody, SIX, tossed up, in the slot and Ishan Jayakody slams it over long-off

28.3

Samiullah Shenwari to Jayakody, no run

28.4

Samiullah Shenwari to Jayakody, no run

28.5

Samiullah Shenwari to Jayakody, no run

28.6

Samiullah Shenwari to Jayakody, no run, End of a decent spell by Shenwari, troubled all the batsmen

End of over 29 (6 runs) Maldives 88/3
M Jayakody    19* (67b 3x4 2x6)      Samiullah Shenwari    10-1-23-0
Mihusan Hamid    7* (27b)      Javed Ahmadi    5-2-7-1

29.1

Karim Sadiq to Mihusan Hamid, no run

29.2

Karim Sadiq to Mihusan Hamid, no run

29.3

Karim Sadiq to Mihusan Hamid, 1 run

29.4

Karim Sadiq to Jayakody, no run

29.5

Karim Sadiq to Jayakody, 1 run

29.6

Karim Sadiq to Mihusan Hamid, 1 run

End of over 30 (3 runs) Maldives 91/3
Mihusan Hamid    9* (31b)      Karim Sadiq    1-0-3-0
M Jayakody    20* (69b 3x4 2x6)      Samiullah Shenwari    10-1-23-0

30.1

Rahmat Shah to Mihusan Hamid, no run

30.2

Rahmat Shah to Mihusan Hamid, 1 run

30.3

Rahmat Shah to Jayakody, no run

30.4

Rahmat Shah to Jayakody, FOUR, slog-swept to midwicket

30.4

Rahmat Shah to Jayakody, FOUR, slog-swept to midwicket

30.4

Rahmat Shah to Jayakody, FOUR, slog-swept to midwicket

30.5

Rahmat Shah to Jayakody, no run

30.6

Rahmat Shah to Jayakody, no run

End of over 31 (5 runs) Maldives 96/3
M Jayakody    24* (73b 4x4 2x6)      Rahmat Shah    1-0-5-0
Mihusan Hamid    10* (32b)      Karim Sadiq    1-0-3-0

31.1

Karim Sadiq to Mihusan Hamid, 1 run

31.2

Karim Sadiq to Jayakody, 1 run

31.3

Karim Sadiq to Mihusan Hamid, no run

31.4

Karim Sadiq to Mihusan Hamid, no run

31.5

Karim Sadiq to Mihusan Hamid, no run

31.6

Karim Sadiq to Mihusan Hamid, no run, Karim puttting plenty of work on the ball but the track remains a batting paradise

End of over 32 (2 runs) Maldives 98/3
Mihusan Hamid    11* (37b)      Karim Sadiq    2-0-5-0
M Jayakody    25* (74b 4x4 2x6)      Rahmat Shah    1-0-5-0

32.1

Rahmat Shah to Jayakody, no run

32.2

Rahmat Shah to Jayakody, no run

32.3

Rahmat Shah to Jayakody, SIX, doesn't really do singles, this burly chap, Ishan Jayakody slams another one over long-on, fielder was there but goes 10 feet over his head

32.4

Rahmat Shah to Jayakody, no run

32.5

Rahmat Shah to Jayakody, no run

32.6

Rahmat Shah to Jayakody, no run

End of over 33 (6 runs) Maldives 104/3
M Jayakody    31* (80b 4x4 3x6)      Rahmat Shah    2-0-11-0
Mihusan Hamid    11* (37b)      Karim Sadiq    2-0-5-0

33.1

Karim Sadiq to Mihusan Hamid, 1 run

33.2

Karim Sadiq to Jayakody, no run

33.3

Karim Sadiq to Jayakody, no run

33.4

Karim Sadiq to Jayakody, no run

33.5

Karim Sadiq to Jayakody, 1 run, leans back to drive a back of a length delivery past cover

33.6

Karim Sadiq to Mihusan Hamid, no run

End of over 34 (2 runs) Maldives 106/3
Mihusan Hamid    12* (39b)      Karim Sadiq    3-0-7-0
M Jayakody    32* (84b 4x4 3x6)      Rahmat Shah    2-0-11-0

34.1

Rahmat Shah to Jayakody, no run

34.2

Rahmat Shah to Jayakody, no run

34.3

Rahmat Shah to Jayakody, 1 run, lofted, mistimed, loops up and long-on picks it up late, running in gets a hand on it but that's the third CHANCE missed by Afghanistan

34.4

Rahmat Shah to Mihusan Hamid, no run, short and cut, straight to point, Mohibullah, diving forward takes it on the half-volley

34.5

Rahmat Shah to Mihusan Hamid, no run

34.6

Rahmat Shah to Mihusan Hamid, 2 runs

End of over 35 (3 runs) Maldives 109/3
Mihusan Hamid    14* (42b)      Rahmat Shah    3-0-14-0
M Jayakody    33* (87b 4x4 3x6)      Karim Sadiq    3-0-7-0

35.1

Karim Sadiq to Jayakody, no run

35.2

Karim Sadiq to Jayakody, FOUR, fine stroke, tossed up and driven over mid-off, one bounce over the rope

35.3

Karim Sadiq to Jayakody, 1 wide, slides down leg

35.3

Karim Sadiq to Jayakody, no run, defended off the back-foot to silly mid-on

35.4

Karim Sadiq to Jayakody, no run, comes down the wicket to drive, goes straight to mid-off. Bit more urgency from the Maldives

35.5

Karim Sadiq to Jayakody, no run, turned to leg

35.6

Karim Sadiq to Jayakody, no run

End of over 36 (5 runs) Maldives 114/3
M Jayakody    37* (93b 5x4 3x6)      Karim Sadiq    4-0-12-0
Mihusan Hamid    14* (42b)      Rahmat Shah    3-0-14-0

36.1

Rahmat Shah to Mihusan Hamid, no run

36.2

Rahmat Shah to Mihusan Hamid, no run

36.3

Rahmat Shah to Mihusan Hamid, 1 run, punched off the back-foot with a flat bat to deep extra

36.4

Rahmat Shah to Jayakody, 2 runs, lofted straight, long-off Dawlat scrambles on the boundary to make the save

36.5

Rahmat Shah to Jayakody, no run

36.6

Rahmat Shah to Jayakody, no run, cut hard but cover's there

End of over 37 (3 runs) Maldives 117/3
M Jayakody    39* (96b 5x4 3x6)      Rahmat Shah    4-0-17-0
Mihusan Hamid    15* (45b)      Karim Sadiq    4-0-12-0

37.1

Mohammad Nabi to Mihusan Hamid, 1 run

37.2

Mohammad Nabi to Jayakody, 1 run, driven off the front foot to mid-off, who has to get down sprightly

37.3

Mohammad Nabi to Mihusan Hamid, OUT, trapped in the crease and the off-break adjudged to be hitting the top of middle

Mihusan Hamid lbw b Mohammad Nabi 16 (47b 0x4 0x6) SR: 34.04

37.4

Mohammad Nabi to Ahmed Faiz, 1 run, tossed up and swung beyond mid-on

37.5

Mohammad Nabi to Jayakody, 2 runs, cut down past backward point

37.6

Mohammad Nabi to Jayakody, no run, defended back to the bowler

Maldives making a decent fist of it so far, will be hoping now to not only bat out the full 50 but get to 200 too

End of over 38 (5 runs) Maldives 122/4
M Jayakody    42* (99b 5x4 3x6)      Mohammad Nabi    4-1-17-1
Ahmed Faiz    1* (1b)      Rahmat Shah    4-0-17-0

38.1

Rahmat Shah to Ahmed Faiz, 2 byes

38.2

Rahmat Shah to Ahmed Faiz, no run

38.3

Rahmat Shah to Ahmed Faiz, OUT, tossed up on off-stump, Maldives captain's eyes light up but the ball takes the edge and gully catches diving forward

Ahmed Faiz c Gulbadin Naib b Rahmat Shah 1 (4b 0x4 0x6) SR: 25.00

38.4

Rahmat Shah to Husham Ibrahim, no run

38.5

Rahmat Shah to Husham Ibrahim, no run

38.6

Rahmat Shah to Husham Ibrahim, no run

End of over 39 (2 runs, wicket maiden) Maldives 124/5
Husham Ibrahim    0* (3b)      Rahmat Shah    5-1-17-1
M Jayakody    42* (99b 5x4 3x6)      Mohammad Nabi    4-1-17-1

39.1

Mohammad Nabi to Jayakody, FOUR, good stroke, hits through the line to a ball pitched up on off-and-middle and mid-off is beaten

39.2

Mohammad Nabi to Jayakody, OUT, a little more zip on that length-delivery, beats the bat and Umpire Salomon says that'd be hitting. End of a good innings by Jayakody, has held things together well

M Jayakody lbw b Mohammad Nabi 46 (101b 6x4 3x6) SR: 45.54

Suddenly Afghanistan back in charge, three quick wickets and tw new batsmen at the crease

39.3

Mohammad Nabi to Mohamed Mahfooz, no run

39.4

Mohammad Nabi to Mohamed Mahfooz, no run

39.5

Mohammad Nabi to Mohamed Mahfooz, no run

39.6

Mohammad Nabi to Mohamed Mahfooz, no run

End of over 40 (4 runs) Maldives 128/6
Mohamed Mahfooz    0* (4b)      Mohammad Nabi    5-1-21-2
Husham Ibrahim    0* (3b)      Rahmat Shah    5-1-17-1

40.1

Rahmat Shah to Husham Ibrahim, no run

40.2

Rahmat Shah to Husham Ibrahim, OUT, spins off a length, big heave by young Husham, takes the outside edge and a Mark Waugh-ish catch at slip by Karim, was travelling and was partially unsighted by the 'keeper

Husham Ibrahim c Karim Sadiq b Rahmat Shah 0 (5b 0x4 0x6) SR: 0.00

40.3

Rahmat Shah to Neesham Nasir, no run

40.4

Rahmat Shah to Neesham Nasir, no run

40.5

Rahmat Shah to Neesham Nasir, OUT, pitched up and the batsman plays a flat-footed drive and is caught behind off the outside edge

Neesham Nasir c †Afsar Zazai b Rahmat Shah 0 (3b 0x4 0x6) SR: 0.00

Just one in the deep now, at midwicket

40.6

Rahmat Shah to Ismail Nihad, no run, virtues of pitching it up and letting the ball do the work, a double wicket maiden by the young spinner. Still, Maldives won't be too disheartened. They have a decent attack and a fine spinner in Mahfooz themselves

End of over 41 (wicket maiden) Maldives 128/8
Ismail Nihad    0* (1b)      Rahmat Shah    6-2-17-3
Mohamed Mahfooz    0* (4b)      Mohammad Nabi    5-1-21-2

41.1

Sayed Shirzad to Mohamed Mahfooz, no run, zips past the outside edge, batsman a little late on the waft

41.2

Sayed Shirzad to Mohamed Mahfooz, no run, that one beats the batsman, inside edge on the pads just in time

41.3

Sayed Shirzad to Mohamed Mahfooz, OUT, and this one cleans him up totally, off-and-middle stump splayed

Mohamed Mahfooz b Sayed Shirzad 0 (7b 0x4 0x6) SR: 0.00

Samiullah doing push-ups in the field!

41.4

Sayed Shirzad to Hassan Ibrahim, no run

41.5

Sayed Shirzad to Hassan Ibrahim, 2 runs, two from an overthrow!

41.6

Sayed Shirzad to Hassan Ibrahim, no run, round the wicket to the right-hander in an attempt to control the swing, attempted yorker into the pads, appeal, but missing

End of over 42 (2 runs) Maldives 130/9
Hassan Ibrahim    2* (3b)      Sayed Shirzad    5-0-19-3
Ismail Nihad    0* (1b)      Rahmat Shah    6-2-17-3

42.1

Rahmat Shah to Ismail Nihad, FOUR, swept from outside off, powerfully. Beats midwicket

42.2

Rahmat Shah to Ismail Nihad, no run

42.3

Rahmat Shah to Ismail Nihad, no run

42.4

Rahmat Shah to Ismail Nihad, no run

42.5

Rahmat Shah to Ismail Nihad, no run

42.6

Rahmat Shah to Ismail Nihad, FOUR, tossed up, right in the slot to drive, and the batsman obliges with a thump down the ground

End of over 43 (8 runs) Maldives 138/9
Ismail Nihad    8* (7b 2x4)      Rahmat Shah    7-2-25-3
Hassan Ibrahim    2* (3b)      Sayed Shirzad    5-0-19-3

43.1

Sayed Shirzad to Hassan Ibrahim, no run, bouncer! Hassan Ibrahim, who bowls a few himself, sways out of the way. Fast it was that one

43.2

Sayed Shirzad to Hassan Ibrahim, no run, short and outside off, left alone

43.3

Sayed Shirzad to Hassan Ibrahim, no run, zips through, Shirzad working up some decent steam on this 36 degree day in Sharjah

43.4

Sayed Shirzad to Hassan Ibrahim, 1 run, pitched up and pushed to the legside

43.5

Sayed Shirzad to Ismail Nihad, no run

43.6

Sayed Shirzad to Ismail Nihad, 1 no ball, Free Hit next ball

43.6

Sayed Shirzad to Ismail Nihad, 2 runs, gutsy cricket from the veteran, right behind the line to punch the length ball to long-off

End of over 44 (4 runs) Maldives 142/9
Ismail Nihad    10* (10b 2x4)      Sayed Shirzad    6-0-23-3
Hassan Ibrahim    3* (7b)      Rahmat Shah    7-2-25-3

44.1

Mohammad Nabi to Hassan Ibrahim, 1 run

44.2

Mohammad Nabi to Ismail Nihad, OUT, tries to turn one to leg, bounces a little and dinks off the edge, hangs in the air and the 'keeper runs to short-square leg to catch with a dive

Ismail Nihad c †Afsar Zazai b Mohammad Nabi 10 (11b 2x4 0x6) SR: 90.90

Decent batting by Maldives, the middle-order batsmen taking them to 119 for 3 at one stage, in prime position for a late-overs surge but Afghanistan's spinners started bowling slower and with more accuracy and water-tortured the remaining batsmen out of the game. A target of 144 shouldn't be too challenging for Afghanistan but Maldives have plenty of heart and quite some bowling fire of their own.

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