Asian Cricket Council Trophy Elite, Semi-Final: United Arab Emirates v Afghanistan at Dubai (CA), Oct 10, 2012
United Arab Emirates won by 8 wickets (with 158 balls remaining)
10 October 2012 (50-over match)

Welcome to the ACC elite trophy semi final where the mighty Afghanistan take on UAE in the semi final, start has been delayed due to haze, visibility is very poor and the match officials are just inspecting the area of play`

0.1

Guruge to Karim Sadiq, FOUR, crisp drive down the ground, great way to greet the bowler

0.2

Guruge to Karim Sadiq, no run, sweetly timed to mid off

0.3

Guruge to Karim Sadiq, no run

0.4

Guruge to Karim Sadiq, no run, pitched outside off, shaping away delivery

0.5

Guruge to Karim Sadiq, no run, pushed to mid off, mix up between the batsman, direct hit would have had Shehzad in trouble

0.6

Guruge to Karim Sadiq, 1 run, slashed hard over gully, third man comes around to cut it off

End of over 1 (5 runs) Afghanistan 5/0

    • Karim Sadiq 5 (6b 1x4)
    • Mohammad Shahzad 0 (0b)
    • AM Guruge 1-0-5-0
1.1

Silva to Karim Sadiq, no run, spin introduced into the attack

1.2

Silva to Karim Sadiq, no run

1.3

Silva to Karim Sadiq, no run

1.4

Silva to Karim Sadiq, 1 wide

1.4

Silva to Karim Sadiq, no run, pushed straight back to the bowler

1.5

Silva to Karim Sadiq, no run

1.6

Silva to Karim Sadiq, no run, Karim keeping his cool, plays it nicely on the front foot

End of over 2 (1 run) Afghanistan 6/0

    • Karim Sadiq 5 (12b 1x4)
    • Mohammad Shahzad 0 (0b)
    • EHSN Silva 1-0-1-0
    • AM Guruge 1-0-5-0
2.1

Guruge to Mohammad Shahzad, FOUR, handsomely driven through the offside, Flamboyant Shehzad off the mark

2.2

Guruge to Mohammad Shahzad, no run

2.3

Guruge to Mohammad Shahzad, no run

2.4

Guruge to Mohammad Shahzad, no run, pushes to mid off

2.5

Guruge to Mohammad Shahzad, 1 run, flicked it behind square, didnt time it well hits the inside half of the bat

2.6

Guruge to Karim Sadiq, no run

End of over 3 (5 runs) Afghanistan 11/0

    • Karim Sadiq 5 (13b 1x4)
    • Mohammad Shahzad 5 (5b 1x4)
    • AM Guruge 2-0-10-0
    • EHSN Silva 1-0-1-0
3.1

Silva to Mohammad Shahzad, OUT, ball gripping in the surface, chopped on attempting a cut shot, danger man back in the hut

Mohammad Shahzad b Silva 5 (6b 1x4 0x6) SR: 83.33

3.2

Silva to Javed Ahmadi, no run

3.3

Silva to Javed Ahmadi, no run, this is good tight bowling

3.4

Silva to Javed Ahmadi, no run

3.5

Silva to Javed Ahmadi, no run, backfoot punch to mid off

3.6

Silva to Javed Ahmadi, no run

End of over 4 (wicket maiden) Afghanistan 11/1

    • Javed Ahmadi 0 (5b)
    • Karim Sadiq 5 (13b 1x4)
    • EHSN Silva 2-1-1-1
    • AM Guruge 2-0-10-0
4.1

Guruge to Karim Sadiq, no run

4.2

Guruge to Karim Sadiq, 1 wide

4.2

Guruge to Karim Sadiq, FOUR, great use of the feet, lofts it over the inner ring

4.3

Guruge to Karim Sadiq, no run

4.4

Guruge to Karim Sadiq, 2 runs, flicked in the vacant area on leg side

4.5

Guruge to Karim Sadiq, no run

4.6

Guruge to Karim Sadiq, no run

End of over 5 (7 runs) Afghanistan 18/1

    • Karim Sadiq 11 (19b 2x4)
    • Javed Ahmadi 0 (5b)
    • AM Guruge 3-0-17-0
    • EHSN Silva 2-1-1-1
5.1

Silva to Javed Ahmadi, 1 run, pushed to mid on

5.2

Silva to Karim Sadiq, 1 run, short ball, punched to long on

5.3

Silva to Javed Ahmadi, 1 run, quick single to midwicket

5.4

Silva to Karim Sadiq, no run

5.5

Silva to Karim Sadiq, no run

5.6

Silva to Karim Sadiq, no run, on the front foot this time played with soft hands

End of over 6 (3 runs) Afghanistan 21/1

    • Karim Sadiq 12 (23b 2x4)
    • Javed Ahmadi 2 (7b)
    • EHSN Silva 3-1-4-1
    • AM Guruge 3-0-17-0
6.1

Arshad Ali to Javed Ahmadi, no run

6.2

Arshad Ali to Javed Ahmadi, 1 run, driven to long off

6.3

Arshad Ali to Karim Sadiq, OUT, lofts it straight down the thraot of long off

Karim Sadiq c Guruge b Arshad Ali 12 (24b 2x4 0x6) SR: 50.00

6.4

Arshad Ali to Javed Ahmadi, no run

6.5

Arshad Ali to Javed Ahmadi, 1 run, firmly driven to long off

6.6

Arshad Ali to Nawroz Mangal, 1 run

End of over 7 (3 runs) Afghanistan 24/2

    • Nawroz Mangal 1 (1b)
    • Javed Ahmadi 4 (11b)
    • Arshad Ali 1-0-3-1
    • EHSN Silva 3-1-4-1
7.1

Silva to Nawroz Mangal, no run

7.2

Silva to Nawroz Mangal, no run

7.3

Silva to Nawroz Mangal, no run, bowling darts here

7.4

Silva to Nawroz Mangal, no run, full toss not connected

7.5

Silva to Nawroz Mangal, OUT, top edged straight to short third man

Nawroz Mangal c Mohammad Azam b Silva 1 (6b 0x4 0x6) SR: 16.66

7.6

Silva to Asghar Stanikzai, no run

End of over 8 (wicket maiden) Afghanistan 24/3

    • Asghar Stanikzai 0 (1b)
    • Javed Ahmadi 4 (11b)
    • EHSN Silva 4-2-4-2
    • Arshad Ali 1-0-3-1
8.1

Arshad Ali to Javed Ahmadi, no run, driven to point

8.2

Arshad Ali to Javed Ahmadi, no run

8.3

Arshad Ali to Javed Ahmadi, FOUR, driven through the offside

8.4

Arshad Ali to Javed Ahmadi, no run, short and wide, cut away finds a fielder

8.5

Arshad Ali to Javed Ahmadi, no run

8.6

Arshad Ali to Javed Ahmadi, no run

End of over 9 (4 runs) Afghanistan 28/3

    • Javed Ahmadi 8 (17b 1x4)
    • Asghar Stanikzai 0 (1b)
    • Arshad Ali 2-0-7-1
    • EHSN Silva 4-2-4-2
9.1

Silva to Asghar Stanikzai, no run

9.2

Silva to Asghar Stanikzai, no run

9.3

Silva to Asghar Stanikzai, no run, driven to short cover

9.4

Silva to Asghar Stanikzai, no run

9.5

Silva to Asghar Stanikzai, no run, nicely played on the backfoot

9.6

Silva to Asghar Stanikzai, no run

End of over 10 (maiden) Afghanistan 28/3

    • Asghar Stanikzai 0 (7b)
    • Javed Ahmadi 8 (17b 1x4)
    • EHSN Silva 5-3-4-2
    • Arshad Ali 2-0-7-1
10.1

Arshad Ali to Javed Ahmadi, no run, opening the face to point

10.2

Arshad Ali to Javed Ahmadi, 1 run, driven to long off

10.3

Arshad Ali to Asghar Stanikzai, no run

10.4

Arshad Ali to Asghar Stanikzai, no run, stopped off his own bowling

10.5

Arshad Ali to Asghar Stanikzai, no run

10.6

Arshad Ali to Asghar Stanikzai, 1 run, solid drive to long off

End of over 11 (2 runs) Afghanistan 30/3

    • Asghar Stanikzai 1 (11b)
    • Javed Ahmadi 9 (19b 1x4)
    • Arshad Ali 3-0-9-1
    • EHSN Silva 5-3-4-2
11.1

Silva to Asghar Stanikzai, no run

11.2

Silva to Asghar Stanikzai, 1 run, low full toss, driven down the ground

11.3

Silva to Javed Ahmadi, no run

11.4

Silva to Javed Ahmadi, no run

11.5

Silva to Javed Ahmadi, no run

11.6

Silva to Javed Ahmadi, no run, charging down the pitch, bowler alters the length cleverly

End of over 12 (1 run) Afghanistan 31/3

    • Javed Ahmadi 9 (23b 1x4)
    • Asghar Stanikzai 2 (13b)
    • EHSN Silva 6-3-5-2
    • Arshad Ali 3-0-9-1
12.1

Arshad Ali to Asghar Stanikzai, no run

12.2

Arshad Ali to Asghar Stanikzai, 1 run, nicely played on the backfoot

12.3

Arshad Ali to Javed Ahmadi, no run

12.4

Arshad Ali to Javed Ahmadi, no run, cut away to backward point

12.5

Arshad Ali to Javed Ahmadi, FOUR, outside edge, third man not able to cut it off

12.6

Arshad Ali to Javed Ahmadi, 1 run, driven to long off

End of over 13 (6 runs) Afghanistan 37/3

    • Javed Ahmadi 14 (27b 2x4)
    • Asghar Stanikzai 3 (15b)
    • Arshad Ali 4-0-15-1
    • EHSN Silva 6-3-5-2
13.1

Silva to Javed Ahmadi, FOUR, going inside out, risk free shot, beautifully executed

13.2

Silva to Javed Ahmadi, no run

13.3

Silva to Javed Ahmadi, no run

13.4

Silva to Javed Ahmadi, no run

13.5

Silva to Javed Ahmadi, no run

13.6

Silva to Javed Ahmadi, no run

End of over 14 (4 runs) Afghanistan 41/3

    • Javed Ahmadi 18 (33b 3x4)
    • Asghar Stanikzai 3 (15b)
    • EHSN Silva 7-3-9-2
    • Arshad Ali 4-0-15-1
14.1

Khurram Khan to Asghar Stanikzai, no run

14.2

Khurram Khan to Asghar Stanikzai, no run, played on the front foot

14.3

Khurram Khan to Asghar Stanikzai, 1 run, quick single, fielder quite sloppy to get to that

14.4

Khurram Khan to Javed Ahmadi, no run

14.5

Khurram Khan to Javed Ahmadi, no run

14.6

Khurram Khan to Javed Ahmadi, no run

End of over 15 (1 run) Afghanistan 42/3

    • Javed Ahmadi 18 (36b 3x4)
    • Asghar Stanikzai 4 (18b)
    • Khurram Khan 1-0-1-0
    • EHSN Silva 7-3-9-2
15.1

Silva to Asghar Stanikzai, OUT, wanted to drive, inside edge rolls back to the stump

Asghar Stanikzai b Silva 4 (19b 0x4 0x6) SR: 21.05

15.2

Silva to Mohammad Nabi, no run

15.3

Silva to Mohammad Nabi, no run, pushed back to the bowler

15.4

Silva to Mohammad Nabi, no run

15.5

Silva to Mohammad Nabi, no run

15.6

Silva to Mohammad Nabi, 1 run, driven through the offside

End of over 16 (1 run) Afghanistan 43/4

    • Mohammad Nabi 1 (5b)
    • Javed Ahmadi 18 (36b 3x4)
    • EHSN Silva 8-3-10-3
    • Khurram Khan 1-0-1-0
16.1

Arshad Ali to Mohammad Nabi, no run

16.2

Arshad Ali to Mohammad Nabi, 2 runs, driven through the offside

16.3

Arshad Ali to Mohammad Nabi, 1 run, pushed to long off

16.4

Arshad Ali to Javed Ahmadi, no run

16.5

Arshad Ali to Javed Ahmadi, 1 run

16.6

Arshad Ali to Mohammad Nabi, OUT, playing the wrong line, knocking the bails off

Mohammad Nabi b Arshad Ali 4 (9b 0x4 0x6) SR: 44.44

End of over 17 (4 runs) Afghanistan 47/5

    • Javed Ahmadi 19 (38b 3x4)
    • Arshad Ali 5-0-19-2
    • EHSN Silva 8-3-10-3
17.1

Silva to Javed Ahmadi, 2 runs, driven past cover

17.2

Silva to Javed Ahmadi, no run

17.3

Silva to Javed Ahmadi, no run, Javed showing some resistance

17.4

Silva to Javed Ahmadi, no run, Afghanistan bastman looking baffeled

17.5

Silva to Javed Ahmadi, no run

17.6

Silva to Javed Ahmadi, 2 runs, driven on the up

End of over 18 (4 runs) Afghanistan 51/5

    • Javed Ahmadi 23 (44b 3x4)
    • Samiullah Shenwari 0 (0b)
    • EHSN Silva 9-3-14-3
    • Arshad Ali 5-0-19-2
18.1

Arshad Ali to Samiullah Shenwari, no run

18.2

Arshad Ali to Samiullah Shenwari, 1 run, driven to long off, pitch looks tricky, quite slow and some turn for the slow bowlers

18.3

Arshad Ali to Javed Ahmadi, 1 run

18.4

Arshad Ali to Samiullah Shenwari, no run

18.5

Arshad Ali to Samiullah Shenwari, 1 run, backfoot punch to long off

18.6

Arshad Ali to Javed Ahmadi, no run

End of over 19 (3 runs) Afghanistan 54/5

    • Javed Ahmadi 24 (46b 3x4)
    • Samiullah Shenwari 2 (4b)
    • Arshad Ali 6-0-22-2
    • EHSN Silva 9-3-14-3
19.1

Silva to Samiullah Shenwari, no run

19.2

Silva to Samiullah Shenwari, 1 run, good quick single through the legside

19.3

Silva to Javed Ahmadi, no run

19.4

Silva to Javed Ahmadi, no run

19.5

Silva to Javed Ahmadi, 1 run, full this time, driven to backward point

19.6

Silva to Samiullah Shenwari, no run

Match State: Drinks

End of over 20 (2 runs) Afghanistan 56/5

    • Samiullah Shenwari 3 (7b)
    • Javed Ahmadi 25 (49b 3x4)
    • EHSN Silva 10-3-16-3
    • Arshad Ali 6-0-22-2
20.1

Khurram Khan to Javed Ahmadi, no run

20.2

Khurram Khan to Javed Ahmadi, no run

20.3

Khurram Khan to Javed Ahmadi, no run, pushed back to the bowler

20.4

Khurram Khan to Javed Ahmadi, no run, bastman charging down the pitch, misses the ball completely so does the keeper, chance gone begging

20.5

Khurram Khan to Javed Ahmadi, no run

20.6

Khurram Khan to Javed Ahmadi, no run

End of over 21 (maiden) Afghanistan 56/5

    • Javed Ahmadi 25 (55b 3x4)
    • Samiullah Shenwari 3 (7b)
    • Khurram Khan 2-1-1-0
    • EHSN Silva 10-3-16-3
21.1

Ahmed Raza to Samiullah Shenwari, no run

21.2

Ahmed Raza to Samiullah Shenwari, 1 run, to short fine leg

21.3

Ahmed Raza to Javed Ahmadi, no run

21.4

Ahmed Raza to Javed Ahmadi, 1 run, driven to point

21.5

Ahmed Raza to Samiullah Shenwari, no run, beating the outside edge

21.6

Ahmed Raza to Samiullah Shenwari, OUT

Samiullah Shenwari lbw b Ahmed Raza 4 (11b 0x4 0x6) SR: 36.36

End of over 22 (2 runs) Afghanistan 58/6

    • Javed Ahmadi 26 (57b 3x4)
    • Ahmed Raza 1-0-2-1
    • Khurram Khan 2-1-1-0
22.1

Khurram Khan to Javed Ahmadi, 1 run, outside edge, slip not in place

22.2

Khurram Khan to Rahmat Shah, no run

22.3

Khurram Khan to Rahmat Shah, no run

22.4

Khurram Khan to Rahmat Shah, no run, Afghanistan struggling here

22.5

Khurram Khan to Rahmat Shah, no run

22.6

Khurram Khan to Rahmat Shah, no run, on the front foot

End of over 23 (1 run) Afghanistan 59/6

    • Rahmat Shah 0 (5b)
    • Javed Ahmadi 27 (58b 3x4)
    • Khurram Khan 3-1-2-0
    • Ahmed Raza 1-0-2-1
23.1

Ahmed Raza to Javed Ahmadi, 1 leg bye

23.2

Ahmed Raza to Rahmat Shah, no run

23.3

Ahmed Raza to Rahmat Shah, no run

23.4

Ahmed Raza to Rahmat Shah, 1 run, sloppy at cover allows an easy single

23.5

Ahmed Raza to Javed Ahmadi, no run, another chance gone begging, dropped by the keeper

23.6

Ahmed Raza to Javed Ahmadi, no run

End of over 24 (2 runs) Afghanistan 61/6

    • Javed Ahmadi 27 (61b 3x4)
    • Rahmat Shah 1 (8b)
    • Ahmed Raza 2-0-3-1
    • Khurram Khan 3-1-2-0
24.1

Khurram Khan to Rahmat Shah, no run

24.2

Khurram Khan to Rahmat Shah, no run

24.3

Khurram Khan to Rahmat Shah, no run, pushed to point

24.4

Khurram Khan to Rahmat Shah, no run

24.5

Khurram Khan to Rahmat Shah, no run

24.6

Khurram Khan to Rahmat Shah, 2 runs, inside edge, just missing the stumps

End of over 25 (2 runs) Afghanistan 63/6

    • Rahmat Shah 3 (14b)
    • Javed Ahmadi 27 (61b 3x4)
    • Khurram Khan 4-1-4-0
    • Ahmed Raza 2-0-3-1
25.1

Ahmed Raza to Javed Ahmadi, 2 runs, slapped to midwicket

25.2

Ahmed Raza to Javed Ahmadi, no run

25.3

Ahmed Raza to Javed Ahmadi, no run

25.4

Ahmed Raza to Javed Ahmadi, OUT, inside edge, this is looking really grim for Afghanistan

Javed Ahmadi b Ahmed Raza 29 (65b 3x4 0x6) SR: 44.61

25.5

Ahmed Raza to Shapoor Zadran, no run

25.6

Ahmed Raza to Shapoor Zadran, no run

End of over 26 (2 runs) Afghanistan 65/7

    • Shapoor Zadran 0 (2b)
    • Rahmat Shah 3 (14b)
    • Ahmed Raza 3-0-5-2
    • Khurram Khan 4-1-4-0
26.1

Khurram Khan to Rahmat Shah, no run

26.2

Khurram Khan to Rahmat Shah, no run

26.3

Khurram Khan to Rahmat Shah, no run

26.4

Khurram Khan to Rahmat Shah, no run

26.5

Khurram Khan to Rahmat Shah, no run

26.6

Khurram Khan to Rahmat Shah, 1 run, driven to long off

End of over 27 (1 run) Afghanistan 66/7

    • Rahmat Shah 4 (20b)
    • Shapoor Zadran 0 (2b)
    • Khurram Khan 5-1-5-0
    • Ahmed Raza 3-0-5-2
27.1

Ahmed Raza to Rahmat Shah, no run, beats the outside edge

27.2

Ahmed Raza to Rahmat Shah, no run

27.3

Ahmed Raza to Rahmat Shah, no run

27.4

Ahmed Raza to Rahmat Shah, no run

27.5

Ahmed Raza to Rahmat Shah, no run

27.6

Ahmed Raza to Rahmat Shah, no run

End of over 28 (maiden) Afghanistan 66/7

    • Rahmat Shah 4 (26b)
    • Shapoor Zadran 0 (2b)
    • Ahmed Raza 4-1-5-2
    • Khurram Khan 5-1-5-0
28.1

Saqib Ali to Shapoor Zadran, no run

28.2

Saqib Ali to Shapoor Zadran, no run

28.3

Saqib Ali to Shapoor Zadran, no run

28.4

Saqib Ali to Shapoor Zadran, OUT

Shapoor Zadran lbw b Saqib Ali 0 (6b 0x4 0x6) SR: 0.00

28.5

Saqib Ali to Gulbadin Naib, no run

28.6

Saqib Ali to Gulbadin Naib, 1 run, flicked to midwicket

End of over 29 (1 run) Afghanistan 67/8

    • Gulbadin Naib 1 (2b)
    • Rahmat Shah 4 (26b)
    • Saqib Ali 1-0-1-1
    • Ahmed Raza 4-1-5-2
29.1

Ahmed Raza to Gulbadin Naib, no run

29.2

Ahmed Raza to Gulbadin Naib, no run, beats the outside edge

29.3

Ahmed Raza to Gulbadin Naib, no run, played on the backfoot

29.4

Ahmed Raza to Gulbadin Naib, 1 run, driven to long off

29.5

Ahmed Raza to Rahmat Shah, no run

29.6

Ahmed Raza to Rahmat Shah, OUT, feather edge into the keepers gloves, Afghanistan falling apart

Rahmat Shah c †Abdul Shakoor b Ahmed Raza 4 (28b 0x4 0x6) SR: 14.28

End of over 30 (1 run) Afghanistan 68/9

    • Gulbadin Naib 2 (6b)
    • Ahmed Raza 5-1-6-3
    • Saqib Ali 1-0-1-1
30.1

Khurram Khan to Gulbadin Naib, no run

30.2

Khurram Khan to Gulbadin Naib, no run

30.3

Khurram Khan to Gulbadin Naib, 2 runs, top edge over point, fielder running backwards getting his hands to it

30.4

Khurram Khan to Gulbadin Naib, OUT

Gulbadin Naib b Khurram Khan 4 (10b 0x4 0x6) SR: 40.00

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