Asian Cricket Council Emerging Teams Cup, 2013 / Commentary

Warm and sunny here in Singapore, big news of the morning is that ace strike bowler Hamid Hassan is not in the Afghanistan side because of stiffness, nor is Dawlat Zadran and Asghar Stanikzai the batsman isn't playing either. Mirwais Ashraf and Rahmat Shah are in.

0.1

Sandeep Sharma to Karim Sadiq, no run, loosener on middle, played forward to

0.2

Sandeep Sharma to Karim Sadiq, no run, full, on the pads, appeal for lbw

0.3

Sandeep Sharma to Karim Sadiq, no run, on a length outside off, left alone

0.4

Sandeep Sharma to Karim Sadiq, no run, full, on middle, driven to mid-on

0.5

Sandeep Sharma to Karim Sadiq, 2 runs, short, pulled square

0.6

Sandeep Sharma to Karim Sadiq, FOUR, full, bit of width, flat bat cover drive

The lush outfield grass was trimmed last night, more chance of boundaries!

End of over 1 (6 runs) Afghanistan 6/0
Karim Sadiq    6* (6b 1x4)      Sandeep Sharma    1-0-6-0
Mohammad Shahzad    0* (0b)     

1.1

Sandeep Warrier to Mohammad Shahzad, no run, outside off, on a length, let go through to the 'keeper

1.2

Sandeep Warrier to Mohammad Shahzad, no run, back of a length, in the corridor, climbs through to the 'keeper

1.3

Sandeep Warrier to Mohammad Shahzad, no run, fuller, in the corridor, forward, no stroke attempted

1.4

Sandeep Warrier to Mohammad Shahzad, no run, full, on the pads, defended back up the track

1.5

Sandeep Warrier to Mohammad Shahzad, no run, on a length, outside off, let go

1.6

Sandeep Warrier to Mohammad Shahzad, 1 run, full, driven, to mid-off, fielder doesn't gather cleanly, batsmen safely home

End of over 2 (1 run) Afghanistan 7/0
Mohammad Shahzad    1* (6b)      S Sandeep Warrier    1-0-1-0
Karim Sadiq    6* (6b 1x4)      Sandeep Sharma    1-0-6-0

2.1

Sandeep Sharma to Mohammad Shahzad, 1 run, full, a bit of width, pushed to point

2.2

Sandeep Sharma to Karim Sadiq, no run, full, defended

Karim playing quite conservatively so far, not rushing down the wicket as he has done before when playing India

2.3

Sandeep Sharma to Karim Sadiq, no run, forward in defence

2.4

Sandeep Sharma to Karim Sadiq, no run, on a length on middle, forward to defence

2.5

Sandeep Sharma to Karim Sadiq, no run

2.6

Sandeep Sharma to Karim Sadiq, no run, full, on middle, timed well, driven straight, but too straight, into the stumps at the bowler's end

End of over 3 (1 run) Afghanistan 8/0
Karim Sadiq    6* (11b 1x4)      Sandeep Sharma    2-0-7-0
Mohammad Shahzad    2* (7b)      S Sandeep Warrier    1-0-1-0

3.1

Sandeep Warrier to Mohammad Shahzad, 1 run, full, outside off, drives, in the air wide of second slip

3.2

Sandeep Warrier to Karim Sadiq, 1 run, climbs off a length, played off the back foot left of point

3.3

Sandeep Warrier to Mohammad Shahzad, no run, full, defended, ball hurrying on

3.4

Sandeep Warrier to Mohammad Shahzad, no run, full again, driven, straight to mid-on

3.5

Sandeep Warrier to Mohammad Shahzad, 1 run, tucked off his hips for a single

3.6

Sandeep Warrier to Karim Sadiq, 2 runs, full, and Karim felt he had to go for it, skies a drive over mid-on, runs back and hesitation over the second almost cost them

End of over 4 (5 runs) Afghanistan 13/0
Karim Sadiq    9* (13b 1x4)      S Sandeep Warrier    2-0-6-0
Mohammad Shahzad    4* (11b)      Sandeep Sharma    2-0-7-0

One slip, close catcher on the leg side

4.1

Sandeep Sharma to Mohammad Shahzad, no run, forward to defend

4.2

Sandeep Sharma to Mohammad Shahzad, no run, on a length, played from the crease back to the bowler

4.3

Sandeep Sharma to Mohammad Shahzad, FOUR, not very short but like Aravinda de Silva, the stocky Shahzad pulls deliveries others would play with a straight bat, goes to the rope forward of square leg

4.4

Sandeep Sharma to Mohammad Shahzad, no run, defended on the front foot

4.5

Sandeep Sharma to Mohammad Shahzad, no run, back of a length, tucked off the hip to short midwicket

4.6

Sandeep Sharma to Mohammad Shahzad, no run, fuller, wide of off

End of over 5 (4 runs) Afghanistan 17/0
Mohammad Shahzad    8* (17b 1x4)      Sandeep Sharma    3-0-11-0
Karim Sadiq    9* (13b 1x4)      S Sandeep Warrier    2-0-6-0

Two slips in place

5.1

Sandeep Warrier to Karim Sadiq, no run, forward to defend a ball on off-stump

5.2

Sandeep Warrier to Karim Sadiq, no run, on a length, on off, played to cover

5.3

Sandeep Warrier to Karim Sadiq, 1 run, short, top-edges a pull, goes over the slips

5.4

Sandeep Warrier to Mohammad Shahzad, 1 wide

5.4

Sandeep Warrier to Mohammad Shahzad, no run, full, on leg-stump, clipped to square leg

5.5

Sandeep Warrier to Mohammad Shahzad, no run, flashes at one on a length outside off, misses

5.6

Sandeep Warrier to Mohammad Shahzad, 1 run, short, pulled in front of square, mid-on does well running round to his right, don't risk a second

End of over 6 (3 runs) Afghanistan 20/0
Mohammad Shahzad    9* (20b 1x4)      S Sandeep Warrier    3-0-9-0
Karim Sadiq    10* (16b 1x4)      Sandeep Sharma    3-0-11-0

6.1

Sandeep Sharma to Mohammad Shahzad, no run, full, on leg, played to midwicket inside the circle

6.2

Sandeep Sharma to Mohammad Shahzad, no run, full, on middle and leg, defended

6.3

Sandeep Sharma to Mohammad Shahzad, no run, full, turned off the pads to square leg, MS had come down a fair way and has to dive to make his ground back at the bowler's

6.4

Sandeep Sharma to Mohammad Shahzad, no run, full, on middle, played back to the bowler

6.5

Sandeep Sharma to Mohammad Shahzad, no run, full, on leg and middle, defended

6.6

Sandeep Sharma to Mohammad Shahzad, no run, on a length, on the pads, played to midwicket

First maiden of the innings. Karim given no room throughout that over to free his arms

End of over 7 (maiden) Afghanistan 20/0
Mohammad Shahzad    9* (26b 1x4)      Sandeep Sharma    4-1-11-0
Karim Sadiq    10* (16b 1x4)      S Sandeep Warrier    3-0-9-0

One slip and gully

7.1

Sandeep Warrier to Karim Sadiq, no run, flashes outside off, misses

7.2

Sandeep Warrier to Karim Sadiq, no run, full, defended

7.3

Sandeep Warrier to Karim Sadiq, 1 run, short, gets on top of a short-arm pull, mid-on runs to his right. The batsmen run one short

7.4

Sandeep Warrier to Karim Sadiq, no run, in the off-stump corridor, left alone

7.5

Sandeep Warrier to Karim Sadiq, no run, full, driven to mid-off without full conviction

7.6

Sandeep Warrier to Karim Sadiq, no run, full, almost through with the yorker, the batsman over-balancing, bowler appeals for a catch behind

Steady by Afghanistan so far, have been a couple of streaky strokes against some accurate Indian bowling

End of over 8 (1 run) Afghanistan 21/0
Karim Sadiq    11* (22b 1x4)      S Sandeep Warrier    4-0-10-0
Mohammad Shahzad    9* (26b 1x4)      Sandeep Sharma    4-1-11-0

8.1

Sandeep Sharma to Mohammad Shahzad, no run, full, on off, defended

8.2

Sandeep Sharma to Mohammad Shahzad, 2 runs, full, glanced off the pads, square leg runs round to his right

8.3

Sandeep Sharma to Mohammad Shahzad, no run, full, on middle, played back up the track, bowler shies at the stumps, Shahzad divers back in

8.4

Sandeep Sharma to Mohammad Shahzad, 1 run, full. clipped to the leg-side

8.5

Sandeep Sharma to Karim Sadiq, no run, Karim walking down, bowler drops short, pulled, but no firm connection

8.6

Sandeep Sharma to Karim Sadiq, no run, on a length, defended back up the track

End of over 9 (3 runs) Afghanistan 24/0
Karim Sadiq    11* (24b 1x4)      Sandeep Sharma    5-1-14-0
Mohammad Shahzad    12* (30b 1x4)      S Sandeep Warrier    4-0-10-0

Helmet change for the Indian 'keeper Smit Patel as spin is brought on from the City End

9.1

AR Patel to Mohammad Shahzad, no run, forward, played back up the track

9.2

AR Patel to Mohammad Shahzad, no run, forward in defence

9.3

AR Patel to Mohammad Shahzad, 1 run, full, clipped to leg

9.4

AR Patel to Karim Sadiq, no run, forward to defend

9.5

AR Patel to Karim Sadiq, no run, swept, fine leg inside the circle is there

9.6

AR Patel to Karim Sadiq, no run, forward to defend

End of over 10 (1 run) Afghanistan 25/0
Karim Sadiq    11* (27b 1x4)      AR Patel    1-0-1-0
Mohammad Shahzad    13* (33b 1x4)      Sandeep Sharma    5-1-14-0

Twin spin, Ashok Menaria from the Pavilion End now

10.1

Menaria to Mohammad Shahzad, no run, forward to play back to the bowler

10.2

Menaria to Mohammad Shahzad, no run, full, played to point

10.3

Menaria to Mohammad Shahzad, no run, forward, bowler fields

10.4

Menaria to Mohammad Shahzad, 1 run, forward to drive to long-off

10.5

Menaria to Karim Sadiq, no run, back of a length outside off, cut to point

10.6

Menaria to Karim Sadiq, FOUR, swept off middle and leg into the open space backward of square

Second four of the innings

End of over 11 (5 runs) Afghanistan 30/0
Karim Sadiq    15* (29b 2x4)      AL Menaria    1-0-5-0
Mohammad Shahzad    14* (37b 1x4)      AR Patel    1-0-1-0

11.1

AR Patel to Mohammad Shahzad, 1 run, on a length, tucked off the pads close in to the leg side

11.2

AR Patel to Karim Sadiq, no run, forward in defence

11.3

AR Patel to Karim Sadiq, no run, play and miss outside off to a length delivery

11.4

AR Patel to Karim Sadiq, no run, forward to glance a length ball, gloved to short fine leg

11.5

AR Patel to Karim Sadiq, no run

11.6

AR Patel to Karim Sadiq, no run, forward to drive, played to mid-on

End of over 12 (1 run) Afghanistan 31/0
Karim Sadiq    15* (34b 2x4)      AR Patel    2-0-2-0
Mohammad Shahzad    15* (38b 1x4)      AL Menaria    1-0-5-0

12.1

Menaria to Mohammad Shahzad, 1 run, short, cut to the off-side

12.2

Menaria to Karim Sadiq, no run, beaten in the flight, defended

12.3

Menaria to Karim Sadiq, 1 run, full, driven firmly along the ground to long-on

12.4

Menaria to Mohammad Shahzad, no run, forward, played back to the bowler

12.5

Menaria to Mohammad Shahzad, no run, driven firmly but straight to the bowler

12.6

Menaria to Mohammad Shahzad, no run, back of a length, worked away to the off side

End of over 13 (2 runs) Afghanistan 33/0
Mohammad Shahzad    16* (42b 1x4)      AL Menaria    2-0-7-0
Karim Sadiq    16* (36b 2x4)      AR Patel    2-0-2-0

Pace back on from the City End, the sharp Jaspreet Bumrah. Generates a lot of pace off a short run-up with a very fast arm. One slip in place

13.1

Bumrah to Karim Sadiq, no run, plays and misses a length ball

13.2

Bumrah to Karim Sadiq, 1 run, drives a ball outside off, thickish edge wide of slip

13.3

Bumrah to Mohammad Shahzad, no run, full, defended to the bowler

13.4

Bumrah to Mohammad Shahzad, no run, full, almost yorker-length, dug out

13.5

Bumrah to Mohammad Shahzad, no run, short, tries to pull, doesn't get much bat on it, one hand coming off the handle

13.6

Bumrah to Mohammad Shahzad, no run, full, misses with the leg-side flick, appeal for lbw

End of over 14 (1 run) Afghanistan 34/0
Mohammad Shahzad    16* (46b 1x4)      JJ Bumrah    1-0-1-0
Karim Sadiq    17* (38b 2x4)      AL Menaria    2-0-7-0

14.1

Menaria to Karim Sadiq, no run, climbs off a length!

14.2

Menaria to Karim Sadiq, no run, full, forward to drive to mid-on

14.3

Menaria to Karim Sadiq, no run

14.4

Menaria to Karim Sadiq, no run, played back to the tall bowler

14.5

Menaria to Karim Sadiq, no run, beaten in the flight, ball hitting bat

14.6

Menaria to Karim Sadiq, no run, turns the other way, squirts to leg

Good over by Menaria, had the batsman in some trouble. Afghanistan unable to play with any aggression so far against some discipline bowling

End of over 15 (maiden) Afghanistan 34/0
Karim Sadiq    17* (44b 2x4)      AL Menaria    3-1-7-0
Mohammad Shahzad    16* (46b 1x4)      JJ Bumrah    1-0-1-0

15.1

Bumrah to Mohammad Shahzad, no run

15.2

Bumrah to Mohammad Shahzad, 1 run, good stroke, tees up a drive on leg-stump, mid-on down to his right. Timed well

15.3

Bumrah to Karim Sadiq, 1 run, on the pads, driven to midwicket

15.4

Bumrah to Mohammad Shahzad, 1 no ball, high full-toss, hits Shahzad on the left forearm. In some pain

15.4

Bumrah to Mohammad Shahzad, no run, full, driven back to the bowler

15.5

Bumrah to Mohammad Shahzad, 1 run, short, tucked off the hip

15.6

Bumrah to Karim Sadiq, no run, back of a length, played to point

End of over 16 (4 runs) Afghanistan 38/0
Karim Sadiq    18* (46b 2x4)      JJ Bumrah    2-0-5-0
Mohammad Shahzad    18* (51b 1x4)      AL Menaria    3-1-7-0

16.1

Menaria to Mohammad Shahzad, no run, length ball, driven on the back foot to the bowler

16.2

Menaria to Mohammad Shahzad, 1 run, short, cut in front of square, wide mid-off runs to his left

16.3

Menaria to Karim Sadiq, 1 run, down the wicket to work a length delivery to square leg

16.4

Menaria to Mohammad Shahzad, no run, short, played to the bowler off the back foot

16.5

Menaria to Mohammad Shahzad, no run, ditto

16.6

Menaria to Mohammad Shahzad, 1 run, down the wicket to drive to midwicket on the boundary

End of over 17 (3 runs) Afghanistan 41/0
Mohammad Shahzad    20* (56b 1x4)      AL Menaria    4-1-10-0
Karim Sadiq    19* (47b 2x4)      JJ Bumrah    2-0-5-0

17.1

Bumrah to Mohammad Shahzad, no run, on a length, played to point

17.2

Bumrah to Mohammad Shahzad, 1 run, length ball, outside off, tapped to backward point

17.3

Bumrah to Karim Sadiq, no run, DROPPED skies a pull, goes straight up, in the air a long time, bowler calls, waits underneath it, and drops it!

17.4

Bumrah to Karim Sadiq, no run, quicker! Fast through to the'keeper

17.5

Bumrah to Karim Sadiq, no run, short, worked off the hips, straight to forward square

17.6

Bumrah to Karim Sadiq, no run, full, on off, defended

Match State: Drinks

End of over 18 (1 run) Afghanistan 42/0
Karim Sadiq    19* (51b 2x4)      JJ Bumrah    3-0-6-0
Mohammad Shahzad    21* (58b 1x4)      AL Menaria    4-1-10-0

18.1

Menaria to Mohammad Shahzad, 1 run, on a length outside off, played to point

18.2

Menaria to Karim Sadiq, no run

18.3

Menaria to Karim Sadiq, no run

18.4

Menaria to Karim Sadiq, FOUR, swept powerfully through square leg

18.5

Menaria to Karim Sadiq, 1 run, driven to long-on

18.6

Menaria to Mohammad Shahzad, 1 run, played to the onside

Afghanistan's most productive over so far

End of over 19 (7 runs) Afghanistan 49/0
Mohammad Shahzad    23* (60b 1x4)      AL Menaria    5-1-17-0
Karim Sadiq    24* (55b 3x4)      JJ Bumrah    3-0-6-0

19.1

Bumrah to Mohammad Shahzad, no run, full, on leg, driven crisply but straight to midon

19.2

Bumrah to Mohammad Shahzad, 2 runs, short, pulled in front of square and that's Afghanistan's 50

19.3

Bumrah to Mohammad Shahzad, 1 run, full, pushed through the off-side gap

19.4

Bumrah to Karim Sadiq, no run, full, forward in defence

19.5

Bumrah to Karim Sadiq, no run, short, climbs up, played off the back foot throat high

19.6

Bumrah to Karim Sadiq, 1 run, slower delivery, on a length, on leg, worked round the corner

Sunny again after a bit of cloud cover

End of over 20 (4 runs) Afghanistan 53/0
Karim Sadiq    25* (58b 3x4)      JJ Bumrah    4-0-10-0
Mohammad Shahzad    26* (63b 1x4)      AL Menaria    5-1-17-0

20.1

Menaria to Karim Sadiq, no run, full, driven to midwicket

20.2

Menaria to Karim Sadiq, OUT, full, plays back to a a ball that hurries on and would have been hitting leg

Karim Sadiq lbw b Menaria 25 (82m 60b 3x4 0x6) SR: 41.66

Left-hander Hashmatullah Shaidi, made 52* against Pakistan U-23 a few days ago is in

20.3

Menaria to Hashmatullah Shaidi, no run, beaten, groping, outside off first ball!

20.4

Menaria to Hashmatullah Shaidi, no run, back of a length, played with a straight bat to the bowler

20.5

Menaria to Hashmatullah Shaidi, no run, spins past the outside edge

20.6

Menaria to Hashmatullah Shaidi, no run, cut to cover off the back foot

Wicket maiden

End of over 21 (wicket maiden) Afghanistan 53/1
Hashmatullah Shaidi    0* (4b)      AL Menaria    6-2-17-1
Mohammad Shahzad    26* (63b 1x4)      JJ Bumrah    4-0-10-0

India's captain on now from the City End

21.1

Yadav to Mohammad Shahzad, no run, tossed up, plenty of air, on leg, played to leg

21.2

Yadav to Mohammad Shahzad, no run, full, driven to cover

One slip in place

21.3

Yadav to Mohammad Shahzad, 1 run, driven to wide long-on

21.4

Yadav to Hashmatullah Shaidi, no run, short, tapped to point, no power attempted

21.5

Yadav to Hashmatullah Shaidi, no run, full, driven to mid on

21.6

Yadav to Hashmatullah Shaidi, no run, full, forward to defend

India bowling very accurately, Afghanistan on the cautious side so far

End of over 22 (1 run) Afghanistan 54/1
Hashmatullah Shaidi    0* (7b)      SA Yadav    1-0-1-0
Mohammad Shahzad    27* (66b 1x4)      AL Menaria    6-2-17-1

22.1

Menaria to Mohammad Shahzad, 1 run, on the back foot to cut a length ball to cover

22.2

Menaria to Hashmatullah Shaidi, no run, cut to point

22.3

Menaria to Hashmatullah Shaidi, no run

22.4

Menaria to Hashmatullah Shaidi, no run, driven hard off the front foot but straight to cover

22.5

Menaria to Hashmatullah Shaidi, no run, tries to cut a ball that hurried on, misses

22.6

Menaria to Hashmatullah Shaidi, no run, length delivery, defended

End of over 23 (1 run) Afghanistan 55/1
Hashmatullah Shaidi    0* (12b)      AL Menaria    7-2-18-1
Mohammad Shahzad    28* (67b 1x4)      SA Yadav    1-0-1-0

23.1

Yadav to Mohammad Shahzad, 1 run, tip and run to the offside

23.2

Yadav to Hashmatullah Shaidi, no run, forward to defend

23.3

Yadav to Hashmatullah Shaidi, 1 run, cut hard to backward point

23.4

Yadav to Mohammad Shahzad, 1 run, stroked to wide mid-on

23.5

Yadav to Hashmatullah Shaidi, no run, full, defended off the front foot

23.6

Yadav to Hashmatullah Shaidi, 1 run, forward to defend with soft hands good running to take a single to third man inside the circle

End of over 24 (4 runs) Afghanistan 59/1
Hashmatullah Shaidi    2* (16b)      SA Yadav    2-0-5-0
Mohammad Shahzad    30* (69b 1x4)      AL Menaria    7-2-18-1

24.1

Menaria to Hashmatullah Shaidi, 1 run, driven to mid-on

24.2

Menaria to Mohammad Shahzad, no run

24.3

Menaria to Mohammad Shahzad, no run

24.4

Menaria to Mohammad Shahzad, 1 run, full, driven to long on

24.5

Menaria to Hashmatullah Shaidi, no run, driven hard back to the bowler

24.6

Menaria to Hashmatullah Shaidi, 1 run, driven off the back foot to mid-off, direct hit at the base of the stumps, Hashmat has to dive, looked very close

End of over 25 (3 runs) Afghanistan 62/1
Hashmatullah Shaidi    4* (19b)      AL Menaria    8-2-21-1
Mohammad Shahzad    31* (72b 1x4)      SA Yadav    2-0-5-0

25.1

Yadav to Hashmatullah Shaidi, 1 run, cut to cover point

25.2

Yadav to Mohammad Shahzad, no run

25.3

Yadav to Mohammad Shahzad, no run, driven one bounce to mid-on

25.4

Yadav to Mohammad Shahzad, 1 run, driven firmly to long-on

25.5

Yadav to Hashmatullah Shaidi, 2 runs, tucked off the pads to vacant fine leg

25.6

Yadav to Hashmatullah Shaidi, 1 run, driven to long off

End of over 26 (5 runs) Afghanistan 67/1
Hashmatullah Shaidi    8* (22b)      SA Yadav    3-0-10-0
Mohammad Shahzad    32* (75b 1x4)      AL Menaria    8-2-21-1

26.1

Menaria to Hashmatullah Shaidi, no run, tossed up, defended

26.2

Menaria to Hashmatullah Shaidi, 1 run, played to point off the backfoot

26.3

Menaria to Mohammad Shahzad, no run, sweeps, no real connection, to backward square

26.4

Menaria to Mohammad Shahzad, no run, back to the bowler

26.5

Menaria to Mohammad Shahzad, no run, tries another sweep, taken on the pad

26.6

Menaria to Mohammad Shahzad, SIX, tossed up, clean hit, straight as can be, lands a foot over the long-on rope

End of over 27 (7 runs) Afghanistan 74/1
Mohammad Shahzad    38* (79b 1x4 1x6)      AL Menaria    9-2-28-1
Hashmatullah Shaidi    9* (24b)      SA Yadav    3-0-10-0

Baba Aparajith;s off-breaks from the City End now

27.1

Aparajith to Hashmatullah Shaidi, 2 runs, driven to wide long-on

27.2

Aparajith to Hashmatullah Shaidi, no run

27.3

Aparajith to Hashmatullah Shaidi, OUT, classical off-spin to the left-hander, takes the outside edge of the bat as Hashmat played forward, low catch to slip

Hashmatullah Shaidi c Yadav b Aparajith 11 (20m 27b 0x4 0x6) SR: 40.74

27.4

Aparajith to Nawroz Mangal, no run

27.5

Aparajith to Nawroz Mangal, no run

27.6

Aparajith to Nawroz Mangal, no run

End of over 28 (2 runs) Afghanistan 76/2
Nawroz Mangal    0* (3b)      B Aparajith    1-0-2-1
Mohammad Shahzad    38* (79b 1x4 1x6)      AL Menaria    9-2-28-1

28.1

AR Patel to Mohammad Shahzad, no run

28.2

AR Patel to Mohammad Shahzad, no run

28.3

AR Patel to Mohammad Shahzad, no run

28.4

AR Patel to Mohammad Shahzad, no run

28.5

AR Patel to Mohammad Shahzad, no run

28.6

AR Patel to Mohammad Shahzad, no run

Just a hint of light spray in the air, the wind has picked up but there is still plenty of sunlight around

End of over 29 (maiden) Afghanistan 76/2
Mohammad Shahzad    38* (85b 1x4 1x6)      AR Patel    3-1-2-0
Nawroz Mangal    0* (3b)      B Aparajith    1-0-2-1

29.1

Aparajith to Nawroz Mangal, 1 run

29.2

Aparajith to Mohammad Shahzad, no run

29.3

Aparajith to Mohammad Shahzad, OUT, mistimes a drive to the infield and the bustling MS has to go just when he was looking to accelerate

Mohammad Shahzad c AR Patel b Aparajith 38 (108m 87b 1x4 1x6) SR: 43.67

Nabi is in

29.4

Aparajith to Mohammad Nabi, 1 run, full, driven smoothly to long-off

29.5

Aparajith to Nawroz Mangal, no run

29.6

Aparajith to Nawroz Mangal, no run

End of over 30 (2 runs) Afghanistan 78/3
Nawroz Mangal    1* (6b)      B Aparajith    2-0-4-2
Mohammad Nabi    1* (1b)      AR Patel    3-1-2-0

30.1

AR Patel to Mohammad Nabi, no run, forward in defence

30.2

AR Patel to Mohammad Nabi, no run, length ball, into the pads

30.3

AR Patel to Mohammad Nabi, no run, forward to defend

30.4

AR Patel to Mohammad Nabi, no run, played to point, wants a run, sent back

30.5

AR Patel to Mohammad Nabi, no run, fizzes past the outside edge, bowler has hands on face

30.6

AR Patel to Mohammad Nabi, FOUR, short , bit of width, cut hard through mid-off

Rajas Karandikar: "Cut hard through "mid off"? How would that even work?" Thanks, Rajas, more of a flat-batted slash then

End of over 31 (4 runs) Afghanistan 82/3
Mohammad Nabi    5* (7b 1x4)      AR Patel    4-1-6-0
Nawroz Mangal    1* (6b)      B Aparajith    2-0-4-2

31.1

Aparajith to Nawroz Mangal, 1 run, tossed up on leg, driven crisply to long-on

31.2

Aparajith to Mohammad Nabi, 1 run, big stride forward, drives to long off

31.3

Aparajith to Nawroz Mangal, 1 run, tip and run to the leg side

31.4

Aparajith to Mohammad Nabi, no run

31.5

Aparajith to Mohammad Nabi, 1 run, turned off his legs to midwicket

31.6

Aparajith to Nawroz Mangal, 1 run, full-toss, driven to midwicket

Afghanistan will be hoping to get at least 180 today, if these two stay in 200 becomes possible

End of over 32 (5 runs) Afghanistan 87/3
Nawroz Mangal    4* (9b)      B Aparajith    3-0-9-2
Mohammad Nabi    7* (10b 1x4)      AR Patel    4-1-6-0

32.1

AR Patel to Nawroz Mangal, 1 leg bye

32.2

AR Patel to Mohammad Nabi, 2 runs, swept fine

32.3

AR Patel to Mohammad Nabi, no run, defended to leg

32.4

AR Patel to Mohammad Nabi, no run, full, played to short cover

32.5

AR Patel to Mohammad Nabi, no run

32.6

AR Patel to Mohammad Nabi, 1 run, short, rocks back to pull, on the bounce to midwicket

End of over 33 (4 runs) Afghanistan 91/3
Mohammad Nabi    10* (15b 1x4)      AR Patel    5-1-9-0
Nawroz Mangal    4* (10b)      B Aparajith    3-0-9-2

33.1

Aparajith to Mohammad Nabi, no run, forward in defence

33.2

Aparajith to Mohammad Nabi, no run

33.3

Aparajith to Mohammad Nabi, no run

33.4

Aparajith to Mohammad Nabi, no run, big stride forward to defend

33.5

Aparajith to Mohammad Nabi, no run, driven back to the bowler

33.6

Aparajith to Mohammad Nabi, 1 run

End of over 34 (1 run) Afghanistan 92/3
Mohammad Nabi    11* (21b 1x4)      B Aparajith    4-0-10-2
Nawroz Mangal    4* (10b)      AR Patel    5-1-9-0

34.1

AR Patel to Mohammad Nabi, no run

34.2

AR Patel to Mohammad Nabi, no run

34.3

AR Patel to Mohammad Nabi, 1 run

34.4

AR Patel to Nawroz Mangal, OUT, beaten in the flight, inner half of the bat, back to the bowler

Nawroz Mangal c & b AR Patel 4 (19m 11b 0x4 0x6) SR: 36.36

Hustle and bustle from Sami Shenwari can be expected, India U-23s strangling the life out of Afghanistan at the moment. As long as Nabi's in though, much is possible

34.5

AR Patel to Samiullah Shenwari, no run

34.6

AR Patel to Samiullah Shenwari, 1 run, driven to long off

End of over 35 (2 runs) Afghanistan 94/4
Samiullah Shenwari    1* (2b)      AR Patel    6-1-11-1
Mohammad Nabi    12* (24b 1x4)      B Aparajith    4-0-10-2

Surya Yadav puts himself at slip

35.1

Aparajith to Samiullah Shenwari, no run, forward to push up the pitch

35.2

Aparajith to Samiullah Shenwari, no run

35.3

Aparajith to Samiullah Shenwari, no run, forward and pushed back to the bowler

35.4

Aparajith to Samiullah Shenwari, no run, back of a length, clipped off his legs to square leg

35.5

Aparajith to Samiullah Shenwari, no run

35.6

Aparajith to Samiullah Shenwari, 1 run, tossed up, on off, driven to straight mid-off

End of over 36 (1 run) Afghanistan 95/4
Samiullah Shenwari    2* (8b)      B Aparajith    5-0-11-2
Mohammad Nabi    12* (24b 1x4)      AR Patel    6-1-11-1

36.1

AR Patel to Samiullah Shenwari, no run, beats the outside edge, appeal for a catch behind, by the 'keeper Smit Patel only

36.2

AR Patel to Samiullah Shenwari, no run

36.3

AR Patel to Samiullah Shenwari, 1 run, forward to push to cover

36.4

AR Patel to Mohammad Nabi, no run, forward in defence

36.5

AR Patel to Mohammad Nabi, SIX, slog sweeps a full ball over midwicket

Afghanistan's 100. the second 50 has taken 105 balls

36.6

AR Patel to Mohammad Nabi, 1 run, played to cover

End of over 37 (8 runs) Afghanistan 103/4
Mohammad Nabi    19* (27b 1x4 1x6)      AR Patel    7-1-19-1
Samiullah Shenwari    3* (11b)      B Aparajith    5-0-11-2

37.1

Aparajith to Mohammad Nabi, 2 runs, glanced fine

37.2

Aparajith to Mohammad Nabi, 1 run, forward to drive, holds back to just time it along the ground to longon

37.3

Aparajith to Samiullah Shenwari, 1 run, pushed into the on side gap

37.4

Aparajith to Mohammad Nabi, 1 run, forward then back to work a length ball through the onside infield

37.5

Aparajith to Samiullah Shenwari, no run, misses with the attempted sweep

37.6

Aparajith to Samiullah Shenwari, no run, long way forward, pad and bat

End of over 38 (5 runs) Afghanistan 108/4
Samiullah Shenwari    4* (14b)      B Aparajith    6-0-16-2
Mohammad Nabi    23* (30b 1x4 1x6)      AR Patel    7-1-19-1

Menaria back on at the Pavilion End

38.1

Menaria to Mohammad Nabi, no run

38.2

Menaria to Mohammad Nabi, no run, back of a length, back foot push to the bowler

38.3

Menaria to Mohammad Nabi, no run

38.4

Menaria to Mohammad Nabi, 1 run, rocks back to force through cover with an angled bat

38.5

Menaria to Samiullah Shenwari, no run, defended back up the track

38.6

Menaria to Samiullah Shenwari, no run, pushed back into defence, ball on a length and spinning on

End of over 39 (1 run) Afghanistan 109/4
Samiullah Shenwari    4* (16b)      AL Menaria    10-2-29-1
Mohammad Nabi    24* (34b 1x4 1x6)      B Aparajith    6-0-16-2

Nabi scans the field before taking guard

39.1

Bumrah to Mohammad Nabi, no run

39.2

Bumrah to Mohammad Nabi, no run

39.3

Bumrah to Mohammad Nabi, no run, full, on off, no power in the cover drive

39.4

Bumrah to Mohammad Nabi, no run, full again, bit more power in the stroke but not enough to beat cover to his left

39.5

Bumrah to Mohammad Nabi, 1 run, back of a length turned off the hip to fine leg

39.6

Bumrah to Samiullah Shenwari, no run, full, square driven to point

India U-23 have bowled with great discipline on a good batting track, fielded well too, apart from one missed catch. Afghanistan almost defended 142 the other day against Pakistan but this wicket is playing even better today and will only get better as the sun shines on it. Will feel they need at least 180. India bat rather well too and in the absence of Hamid Hassan and Dawlat Zadran wickets are less likely to fall.

End of over 40 (1 run) Afghanistan 110/4
Samiullah Shenwari    4* (17b)      JJ Bumrah    5-0-11-0
Mohammad Nabi    25* (39b 1x4 1x6)      AL Menaria    10-2-29-1

40.1

AR Patel to Mohammad Nabi, no run

40.2

AR Patel to Mohammad Nabi, OUT, Big blow by India! Nabi goes for the sweep, pops up to square leg

Mohammad Nabi c Aparajith b AR Patel 25 (34m 41b 1x4 1x6) SR: 60.97

Nabi leaves as slow as could be, bitterly disappointed in getting out with so much left to do

40.3

AR Patel to Gulbadin Naib, no run

40.4

AR Patel to Gulbadin Naib, no run

40.5

AR Patel to Gulbadin Naib, 2 runs, short, outside off, played down to third man

40.6

AR Patel to Gulbadin Naib, no run

End of over 41 (2 runs) Afghanistan 112/5
Gulbadin Naib    2* (4b)      AR Patel    8-1-21-2
Samiullah Shenwari    4* (17b)      JJ Bumrah    5-0-11-0

41.1

Bumrah to Samiullah Shenwari, no run, full outside off, misses with the drive

41.2

Bumrah to Samiullah Shenwari, no run, full, almost gets through, jammed out to cover

41.3

Bumrah to Samiullah Shenwari, no run, fast and full again, played up the track

41.4

Bumrah to Samiullah Shenwari, FOUR, full, a bit of width, square driven to the point boundary

41.5

Bumrah to Samiullah Shenwari, no run, looking for that leg-stump yorker, played to the on side

41.6

Bumrah to Samiullah Shenwari, no run, full, play and miss outside off

End of over 42 (4 runs) Afghanistan 116/5
Samiullah Shenwari    8* (23b 1x4)      JJ Bumrah    6-0-15-0
Gulbadin Naib    2* (4b)      AR Patel    8-1-21-2

42.1

Sandeep Sharma to Gulbadin Naib, 2 runs, full, just short of the driving slot, Gulbadin goes long, ball in the air for a while, mid on running back can't make the catch running back

42.2

Sandeep Sharma to Gulbadin Naib, 1 run, cover drive

42.3

Sandeep Sharma to Samiullah Shenwari, no run, on a length, back foot stroke attempted

42.4

Sandeep Sharma to Samiullah Shenwari, 1 run, slower, on the pads, worked away

42.5

Sandeep Sharma to Gulbadin Naib, no run, forward, driving, no run to short extra

42.6

Sandeep Sharma to Gulbadin Naib, no run, full, scrambled seam slowing it up, batsman has to check his stroke, played back to the bowler

End of over 43 (4 runs) Afghanistan 120/5
Gulbadin Naib    5* (8b)      Sandeep Sharma    6-1-18-0
Samiullah Shenwari    9* (25b 1x4)      JJ Bumrah    6-0-15-0

43.1

AR Patel to Samiullah Shenwari, 1 run, short on leg, tip and run, 'keeper shies

43.2

AR Patel to Gulbadin Naib, no run, forced off the back foot to short midwicket

43.3

AR Patel to Gulbadin Naib, no run

43.4

AR Patel to Gulbadin Naib, 1 run, paddled round the corner

43.5

AR Patel to Samiullah Shenwari, 1 run, driven to wide long on

43.6

AR Patel to Gulbadin Naib, FOUR, swept to vacant fine leg

End of over 44 (7 runs) Afghanistan 127/5
Gulbadin Naib    10* (12b 1x4)      AR Patel    9-1-28-2
Samiullah Shenwari    11* (27b 1x4)      Sandeep Sharma    6-1-18-0

44.1

Sandeep Sharma to Samiullah Shenwari, no run, full, slightly slower than usual, driven hard, bowler fields

44.2

Sandeep Sharma to Samiullah Shenwari, no run, blockhole ball, drives hard, back to the bowler

44.3

Sandeep Sharma to Samiullah Shenwari, 2 runs, back of a length, rocks back to pull to midwicket

44.4

Sandeep Sharma to Samiullah Shenwari, 1 run, full-toss, flicked round to fine leg inside the circle

44.5

Sandeep Sharma to Gulbadin Naib, FOUR, goes over the top, one bounce into the long-off rope

44.6

Sandeep Sharma to Gulbadin Naib, OUT, full on leg, top-edges a slog-sweep, goes to backward square, Akshar Patel takes a good catch running back

Gulbadin Naib c AR Patel b Sandeep Sharma 14 (16m 14b 2x4 0x6) SR: 100.00

End of over 45 (7 runs) Afghanistan 134/6
     Sandeep Sharma    7-1-25-1
Samiullah Shenwari    14* (31b 1x4)      AR Patel    9-1-28-2

Mirwais Ashraf making a comeback to the national side after a couple of seasons out through injury. Potentially dangerous hitter

45.1

AR Patel to Mirwais Ashraf, no run, forward to drive, finds cover

45.2

AR Patel to Mirwais Ashraf, no run, full, played to square leg

45.3

AR Patel to Mirwais Ashraf, no run, driven to mid on

45.4

AR Patel to Mirwais Ashraf, 1 run, clipped to square leg to get off the mark

45.5

AR Patel to Samiullah Shenwari, FOUR, full, on off, cover driven sweetly

45.6

AR Patel to Samiullah Shenwari, no run, full, finds mid-off with the drive

End of over 46 (5 runs) Afghanistan 139/6
Samiullah Shenwari    18* (33b 2x4)      AR Patel    10-1-33-2
Mirwais Ashraf    1* (4b)      Sandeep Sharma    7-1-25-1

46.1

Sandeep Sharma to Mirwais Ashraf, no run, on a length, played back up the track

46.2

Sandeep Sharma to Mirwais Ashraf, 1 run, low full-toss, times the ondrive well, square legruns to his left

46.3

Sandeep Sharma to Samiullah Shenwari, 1 wide, down leg

46.3

Sandeep Sharma to Samiullah Shenwari, 2 runs, Sami shuffling around the crease, bowler drops on a length, flat-batted to long on

46.4

Sandeep Sharma to Samiullah Shenwari, no run, o a length, can't get the ball away with the leg side flick

46.5

Sandeep Sharma to Samiullah Shenwari, 1 run, full, played to midwiclket

46.6

Sandeep Sharma to Mirwais Ashraf, 1 run, fullish length, swung round to square leg

End of over 47 (6 runs) Afghanistan 145/6
Mirwais Ashraf    3* (7b)      Sandeep Sharma    8-1-31-1
Samiullah Shenwari    21* (36b 2x4)      AR Patel    10-1-33-2

47.1

Sandeep Warrier to Mirwais Ashraf, 2 runs, edged in the air through vacant slip

47.2

Sandeep Warrier to Mirwais Ashraf, 2 runs, CHANCE full, on leg and hoisted towards midwicket, square leg drops it moving to his left

47.3

Sandeep Warrier to Mirwais Ashraf, no run, good ball! Climbs off a length through to the 'keeper

47.4

Sandeep Warrier to Mirwais Ashraf, SIX, full and lofted high and straight to long-off, the score of Afghan supporters at the ground ecstatid

47.5

Sandeep Warrier to Mirwais Ashraf, 1 run, driven to long on

47.6

Sandeep Warrier to Samiullah Shenwari, FOUR, short, and gets on his toes to lash a flat-batted stroke between mid-off and cover

Afghanistan's best over of the match so far

End of over 48 (15 runs) Afghanistan 160/6
Samiullah Shenwari    25* (37b 3x4)      S Sandeep Warrier    5-0-25-0
Mirwais Ashraf    14* (12b 1x6)      Sandeep Sharma    8-1-31-1

48.1

Sandeep Sharma to Mirwais Ashraf, 1 run, full, driven hard back to the bowler, he turns and shies at the stumps when he could have walked the ball to run out the over-backed up Sami, they take an overthrow

48.2

Sandeep Sharma to Samiullah Shenwari, SIX, full and goes long with a drive over the long on rope, whip crack of bat on ball

48.3

Sandeep Sharma to Samiullah Shenwari, FOUR, Sami dancing around the crease, knee-high full toss is flicked round the corner

Point drops back to the boundary

48.4

Sandeep Sharma to Samiullah Shenwari, no run, full outside off, Sami misses with the drive

48.5

Sandeep Sharma to Samiullah Shenwari, 1 wide, outside off

48.5

Sandeep Sharma to Samiullah Shenwari, 1 run, full, driven hard to mid-off, sets off for the run straight away

48.6

Sandeep Sharma to Mirwais Ashraf, 1 run, ball's held back a touch, on leg, swung round to backward square

Joseph: "On the way to watch the match.one stop from my office.." in Lunch Break""

End of over 49 (14 runs) Afghanistan 174/6
Mirwais Ashraf    16* (14b 1x6)      Sandeep Sharma    9-1-45-1
Samiullah Shenwari    36* (41b 4x4 1x6)      S Sandeep Warrier    5-0-25-0

49.1

Bumrah to Mirwais Ashraf, 1 run, full, driven to mid-off

49.2

Bumrah to Samiullah Shenwari, FOUR, full-toss, Dilscooped from his chest, a fine glance in fact in the end

49.3

Bumrah to Samiullah Shenwari, 1 run, driven square to backward point

49.4

Bumrah to Mirwais Ashraf, 1 run, OUT, full, outside off, driven square, backward point Menaria, clean pick up and flat throw and Mirwais is a foot short coming back for the second.

Mirwais Ashraf run out 18 (19m 16b 0x4 1x6) SR: 112.50

49.5

Bumrah to Izatullah Dawlatzai, 1 run, off the mark with a push to point

49.6

Bumrah to Samiullah Shenwari, 2 runs, full length, goes over the top of the infield, lands short of long-on

Match State: Innings Break 39 runs off the last three overs gave Afghanistan a boost. It's a good batting wicket, India U-23 bowled well, fielded a little below par, and presented few opportunities for the Afghans to assert themselves at the top of the order. Sami Shenwari improvised well and his 47-run partnership off 34 balls with Mirwais Ashraf at the end has given the Afghan bowlers something to aim for. On a lush outfield here at The Singapore Kallang it's worth at least 20 to 30 more than other grounds and we could be in for a fine contest after lunch. Thank you for being with us, join us then.

End of over 50 (10 runs) Afghanistan 184/7
Samiullah Shenwari    43* (44b 5x4 1x6)      JJ Bumrah    7-0-25-0
Izatullah Dawlatzai    1* (1b)      Sandeep Sharma    9-1-45-1
Tournament Results
India U-23s v Pak U-23s at Singapore - Aug 25, 2013
India U-23s won by 9 wickets (with 98 balls remaining)
India U-23s v U.A.E. at Singapore - Aug 23, 2013
India U-23s won by 46 runs
Pak U-23s v SL U-23s at Singapore - Aug 23, 2013
Pak U-23s won by 1 wicket (with 7 balls remaining)
Afghanistan v India U-23s at Singapore - Aug 22, 2013
Afghanistan won by 28 runs
Bdesh U-23s v U.A.E. at Singapore - Aug 22, 2013
U.A.E. won by 59 runs
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Photos

Aug 22, 2013

Mirwais Ashraf castles Suryakumar Yadav's stumps, Afghanistan v India Under-23s, Group A, Asian Cricket Council Emerging Teams Cup, Singapore, August 22, 2013

Mirwais Ashraf castles Suryakumar Yadav's stumps

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Aug 22, 2013

Izatullah Dawlatzai appeals for the wicket of Sandeep Sharma, Afghanistan v India Under-23s, Group A, Asian Cricket Council Emerging Teams Cup, Singapore, August 22, 2013

Izatullah Dawlatzai appeals for the wicket of Sandeep Sharma

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