Asian Cricket Council Trophy Elite, 2012/13 / Commentary

Asian Cricket Council Trophy Elite - Group B

Hong Kong v Nepal

Nepal won by 125 runs

0.4

Tanwir Afzal to Mandal, no run

0.5

Tanwir Afzal to Mandal, no run, backfoot punch this time, finds a fielder.

0.6

Tanwir Afzal to Mandal, no run, just moving away, pitching outside off, lets that one go.

Nepal 2/1   AK Mandal 0* (3b)

1.2

Irfan Ahmed to Mandal, FOUR, down leg side, easy pickings for Mandal

1.3

Irfan Ahmed to Mandal, 2 runs

1.4

Irfan Ahmed to Mandal, 1 wide, just struggling a tad here Irfan, not able to get his line right.

1.4

Irfan Ahmed to Mandal, no run, good sharp delivery this time, batsman was no where near it.

1.5

Irfan Ahmed to Mandal, no run

1.6

Irfan Ahmed to Mandal, no run, better from Irfan, hitting his areas now.

Nepal 10/1   AK Mandal 6* (8b 1x4)

3.1

Irfan Ahmed to Mandal, 1 wide

3.1

Irfan Ahmed to Mandal, no run

3.2

Irfan Ahmed to Mandal, no run

3.3

Irfan Ahmed to Mandal, no run

3.4

Irfan Ahmed to Mandal, no run

3.5

Irfan Ahmed to Mandal, no run

3.6

Irfan Ahmed to Mandal, no run

Nepal 15/1   AK Mandal 6* (14b 1x4)

5.1

Irfan Ahmed to Mandal, no run, bowling good length here Irfan, got some gas on him too.

5.2

Irfan Ahmed to Mandal, no run

5.3

Irfan Ahmed to Mandal, no run, ooft what a delivery, just cut him in half, batsman was all over the shop.

5.4

Irfan Ahmed to Mandal, no run, shoulder arms that one, Nepal being patient.

5.5

Irfan Ahmed to Mandal, 1 run, tickle down to fine leg

Nepal 16/1   AK Mandal 7* (19b 1x4)

6.1

Tanwir Afzal to Mandal, no run, nicely played on the backfoot

6.2

Tanwir Afzal to Mandal, no run, full this time, nailed it back to the bowler, that shot deserved some runs surely.

6.3

Tanwir Afzal to Mandal, no run, opens the face this time, good diving stop at gully, saves a run for his team.

6.4

Tanwir Afzal to Mandal, no run

6.5

Tanwir Afzal to Mandal, 3 runs, quality on drive, ncie high elbow text book from Mandal, fielder does well to cut that off.

Nepal 19/1   AK Mandal 10* (24b 1x4)

7.1

Irfan Ahmed to Mandal, no run, backfoot punch straight to the fielder

7.2

Irfan Ahmed to Mandal, no run, Nepal looking very settled, taking there time out there

7.3

Irfan Ahmed to Mandal, 1 no ball, no ball earns Nepal a free hit, bowler not amused.

7.3

Irfan Ahmed to Mandal, FOUR, making good use of the free hit, drills it over the mid on fielder

7.4

Irfan Ahmed to Mandal, no run

7.5

Irfan Ahmed to Mandal, no run, pushes straight to mid on.

7.6

Irfan Ahmed to Mandal, no run

Nepal 24/1   AK Mandal 14* (31b 2x4)

8.5

Tanwir Afzal to Mandal, FOUR, cracking shot once again, boy Mandal is looking in gold touch.

8.6

Tanwir Afzal to Mandal, no run

Nepal 35/1   AK Mandal 18* (33b 3x4)

9.2

Nadeem Ahmed to Mandal, no run

9.3

Nadeem Ahmed to Mandal, 1 run, pushed with soft hands to midwicket.

Nepal 37/1   AK Mandal 19* (35b 3x4)

10.1

Nizakat Khan to Mandal, no run, spin from both ends now

10.2

Nizakat Khan to Mandal, no run, looks a good leg spinner, nice high action

10.3

Nizakat Khan to Mandal, 1 run

Nepal 38/1   AK Mandal 20* (38b 3x4)

11.1

Nadeem Ahmed to Mandal, no run

11.2

Nadeem Ahmed to Mandal, 1 run, driven to long off

11.5

Nadeem Ahmed to Mandal, no run

11.6

Nadeem Ahmed to Mandal, no run, forward defence, showing full face of the bat

Nepal 46/1   AK Mandal 21* (42b 3x4)

12.4

Nizakat Khan to Mandal, no run, cut away, third man does well to stop that

12.5

Nizakat Khan to Mandal, 1 run, crisp drive to long off

Nepal 48/1   AK Mandal 22* (44b 3x4)

13.1

Nadeem Ahmed to Mandal, no run, short midwicket in position now

13.2

Nadeem Ahmed to Mandal, no run

13.3

Nadeem Ahmed to Mandal, FOUR, outside edge, slip was in position but a tough chance, still a missed oppurtunity

13.4

Nadeem Ahmed to Mandal, no run

13.5

Nadeem Ahmed to Mandal, no run, pushed to short midwicket

13.6

Nadeem Ahmed to Mandal, FOUR, slog sweep, brilliant shot, making the bowler think

Nepal 56/1   AK Mandal 30* (50b 5x4)

14.3

Nizakat Khan to Mandal, no run

14.4

Nizakat Khan to Mandal, no run

14.5

Nizakat Khan to Mandal, 1 run, low full toss, driven down the ground

Nepal 58/1   AK Mandal 31* (53b 5x4)

15.1

Nadeem Ahmed to Mandal, no run, opening the face to short third man

15.2

Nadeem Ahmed to Mandal, no run

15.3

Nadeem Ahmed to Mandal, no run

15.4

Nadeem Ahmed to Mandal, no run, pushed to midwicket

15.5

Nadeem Ahmed to Mandal, no run

15.6

Nadeem Ahmed to Mandal, no run, driven to cover fielder

Nepal 58/1   AK Mandal 31* (59b 5x4)

16.5

Nizakat Khan to Mandal, no run, good delivery, getting some purchase of the pitch

16.6

Nizakat Khan to Mandal, 2 runs, paddle sweep, clever cricket from Nepal

Nepal 61/1   AK Mandal 33* (61b 5x4)

17.3

KC Shah to Mandal, no run

17.4

KC Shah to Mandal, no run, played with soft hands

17.5

KC Shah to Mandal, no run

17.6

KC Shah to Mandal, no run, huge shout for lbw, batsman playing across the line, missing off stump suggests the umpire

Nepal 62/1   AK Mandal 33* (65b 5x4)

19.1

KC Shah to Mandal, 1 run, good use of the feet, drives it to long off

19.3

KC Shah to Mandal, no run

19.4

KC Shah to Mandal, no run, half trackker, batsman will be gutted to miss out on that

19.5

KC Shah to Mandal, no run

19.6

KC Shah to Mandal, 1 run, cut away on backfoot

Nepal 67/1   AK Mandal 35* (70b 5x4)

20.1

Nizakat Khan to Mandal, 1 run, driven to long off

20.3

Nizakat Khan to Mandal, 1 run, pushed to long on, this is good batting by Nepal

Nepal 70/1   AK Mandal 37* (72b 5x4)

21.5

KC Shah to Mandal, no run

21.6

KC Shah to Mandal, OUT, playing the wrong line, knocking the bails off

AK Mandal b KC Shah 37 (74b 5x4 0x6) SR: 50.00

Nepal 80/3   AK Mandal 37 (73b 5x4)
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