Asian Cricket Council Premier League, 10th Match: Afghanistan v Oman at Kuala Lumpur, May 5, 2014
Afghanistan won by 5 wickets (with 96 balls remaining)
Played at Selangor Turf Club, Kuala Lumpur (neutral venue)
5 May 2014 (50-over match)

Another warm and humid day here in Kuala Lumpur, Mohammad Nabi has won the toss and inserted Oman. The Selangor Turf Club wicket's golden brown, textured like sun to paraphrase The Stranglers and will be full of pace and bounce, with plenty in it for batsmen and bowlers. Oman pulled off a tense victory against Nepal here yesterday, Afghanistan lost their first game to Malaysia in the ten years they've been playing international cricket yesterday. Unbeaten Oman to make first use of the wicket.

0.1

Shapoor Zadran to Zeeshan Siddiqui, no run, lands on a length, batsman beaten outside off

Less sprinty today Shapoor, steadier at point of delivery

0.2

Shapoor Zadran to Zeeshan Siddiqui, 1 run, on a length, edged on the bounce to the left of slip

Left-armer to left-hander

0.3

Shapoor Zadran to Zeeshan Maqsood, no run, faster, fuller, wide of off, left alone

0.4

Shapoor Zadran to Zeeshan Maqsood, 1 run, full on leg, nudged away

0.5

Shapoor Zadran to Zeeshan Siddiqui, no run, full, on off, defended

0.6

Shapoor Zadran to Zeeshan Siddiqui, 1 run, full on off, square driven, Sami at point parries

Afghanistan back to full strength, some established names having been rested yesterday, perhaps underestimating Malaysia. Oman are resting the injured Nadeem and Jitinder from their win against Nepal.

End of over 1 (3 runs) Oman 3/0

    • Zeeshan Siddiqui 2 (4b)
    • Zeeshan Maqsood 1 (2b)
    • Shapoor Zadran 1-0-3-0
1.1

Dawlat Zadran to Zeeshan Siddiqui, no run

1.2

Dawlat Zadran to Zeeshan Siddiqui, no run, bounce and carry from a back of a length outside off, Shafiqullah 20 yards back, takes it chest high

1.3

Dawlat Zadran to Zeeshan Siddiqui, 1 wide, down leg

1.3

Dawlat Zadran to Zeeshan Siddiqui, no run, back of a length outside off, left alone

1.4

Dawlat Zadran to Zeeshan Siddiqui, no run, short, climbs up, batsman ducks

A gully goes in, to join the two slips, mid-on goes straighter

1.5

Dawlat Zadran to Zeeshan Siddiqui, 1 wide, on a length, play and miss outside off, may have been some outswing

1.5

Dawlat Zadran to Zeeshan Siddiqui, no run, fullish length, forward and beaten outside off

1.6

Dawlat Zadran to Zeeshan Siddiqui, 1 no ball, full, on middle, played to leg

1.6

Dawlat Zadran to Zeeshan Siddiqui, (no ball) FOUR, wide off-stump half volley, down on one knee to drive over mid-off. Free hit next

1.6

Dawlat Zadran to Zeeshan Siddiqui, no run, jammed into the blockhole

End of over 2 (8 runs) Oman 11/0

    • Zeeshan Siddiqui 6 (12b 1x4)
    • Zeeshan Maqsood 1 (2b)
    • Dawlat Zadran 1-0-8-0
    • Shapoor Zadran 1-0-3-0
2.1

Shapoor Zadran to Zeeshan Maqsood, 1 run, short outside off, cut away to third man on the bounce

2.2

Shapoor Zadran to Zeeshan Siddiqui, no run, length delivery, climbs up into the ribs, batsman defends one hand off the bat

2.3

Shapoor Zadran to Zeeshan Siddiqui, no run, forward to defend a length ball on off

2.4

Shapoor Zadran to Zeeshan Siddiqui, 1 run, full, on off, driven to cover's right, Hashmat down well to his right

2.5

Shapoor Zadran to Zeeshan Maqsood, 1 run, back of a length, clipped away square,

2.6

Shapoor Zadran to Zeeshan Siddiqui, 1 leg bye, full, on the pads

End of over 3 (4 runs) Oman 15/0

    • Zeeshan Siddiqui 7 (16b 1x4)
    • Zeeshan Maqsood 3 (4b)
    • Shapoor Zadran 2-0-6-0
    • Dawlat Zadran 1-0-8-0
3.1

Dawlat Zadran to Zeeshan Siddiqui, no run, length delivery on off, draws the defensive push, big appeal for a catch behind

3.2

Dawlat Zadran to Zeeshan Siddiqui, 4 byes, bouncer! High over the batsman, Shafiqullah gets a glove on it reaching upwards

3.3

Dawlat Zadran to Zeeshan Siddiqui, 1 bye, Dawlat furious and fast, Shafiqullah palms it away to his right shoulder high

Zeeshan deciding his helmet needs a bit of reinforcement, has encountered quite a bit of chin music from Dawlat so far

3.4

Dawlat Zadran to Zeeshan Maqsood, no run, length ball outside off, flashed at, through to the 'keeper

3.5

Dawlat Zadran to Zeeshan Maqsood, 1 wide, down leg

3.5

Dawlat Zadran to Zeeshan Maqsood, FOUR, full, outside off, drive skews off the outside edge high and wide to third man

3.6

Dawlat Zadran to Zeeshan Maqsood, 1 run, full, on off, square driven along the ground, little late on the stroke, third man fields

End of over 4 (11 runs) Oman 26/0

    • Zeeshan Maqsood 8 (7b 1x4)
    • Zeeshan Siddiqui 7 (19b 1x4)
    • Dawlat Zadran 2-0-14-0
    • Shapoor Zadran 2-0-6-0

Mirwais on, conditions may suit him, not about pace today, a bit of swing and movement will be most troubling

4.1

Mirwais Ashraf to Zeeshan Maqsood, no run

4.2

Mirwais Ashraf to Zeeshan Maqsood, 1 leg bye, full, on the pads

4.3

Mirwais Ashraf to Zeeshan Siddiqui, no run, back of a length, bounces over the attempted cut-dab

4.4

Mirwais Ashraf to Zeeshan Siddiqui, no run, length ball outside off, beats the forward push

4.5

Mirwais Ashraf to Zeeshan Siddiqui, no run, a hint of movement away, length ball pitching on off

4.6

Mirwais Ashraf to Zeeshan Siddiqui, no run, full and played to mid-on

First maiden of the innings, kept an end tight all day against UAE in the ACC Premier League opening ODI, four days ago

End of over 5 (1 run, maiden) Oman 27/0

    • Zeeshan Siddiqui 7 (23b 1x4)
    • Zeeshan Maqsood 8 (9b 1x4)
    • Mirwais Ashraf 1-1-0-0
    • Dawlat Zadran 2-0-14-0
5.1

Dawlat Zadran to Zeeshan Maqsood, 1 wide

5.1

Dawlat Zadran to Zeeshan Maqsood, no run, full, on middle, played down the track

5.2

Dawlat Zadran to Zeeshan Maqsood, no run

5.3

Dawlat Zadran to Zeeshan Maqsood, 1 no ball, full, on leg, played to square leg

5.3

Dawlat Zadran to Zeeshan Maqsood, (no ball) FOUR, short and hooked round almost perpendicularly over slip's head. Overstepped too, so free hit next

Ball's been lost in the hedges behind the fine leg boundary, a replacement's being brought on

5.3

Dawlat Zadran to Zeeshan Maqsood, FOUR, almost an identical repeat of the previous stroke, only a little more bat on it this time, having played it a bit earlier. The ball boys were in place already so the ball's intercepted before the hedges

5.4

Dawlat Zadran to Zeeshan Maqsood, no run, beaten outside off by a length delivery

5.5

Dawlat Zadran to Zeeshan Maqsood, no run, goes back into the crease expecting a short ball perhaps, ball is full and thuds into the pads, appeal for lbw

5.6

Dawlat Zadran to Zeeshan Maqsood, FOUR, full and wide of off, square driven through backward point

Oman going at a fair rate

End of over 6 (15 runs) Oman 42/0

    • Zeeshan Maqsood 20 (17b 4x4)
    • Zeeshan Siddiqui 7 (23b 1x4)
    • Dawlat Zadran 3-0-29-0
    • Mirwais Ashraf 1-1-0-0

Two slips for Mirwais has been some movement for him off the seam

6.1

Mirwais Ashraf to Zeeshan Siddiqui, no run, fullish length, defended

6.2

Mirwais Ashraf to Zeeshan Siddiqui, no run, back of a length, seaming away, left alone

6.3

Mirwais Ashraf to Zeeshan Siddiqui, no run, big drive attempted, misses, again that away movement

6.4

Mirwais Ashraf to Zeeshan Siddiqui, no run, full, driven, Hashmat at cover moves well to his left

6.5

Mirwais Ashraf to Zeeshan Siddiqui, no run, that length delivery on off, draws the play and miss again

6.6

Mirwais Ashraf to Zeeshan Siddiqui, no run, and again, just a little fuller this time

Second consecutive maiden by Mirwais

End of over 7 (maiden) Oman 42/0

    • Zeeshan Siddiqui 7 (29b 1x4)
    • Zeeshan Maqsood 20 (17b 4x4)
    • Mirwais Ashraf 2-2-0-0
    • Dawlat Zadran 3-0-29-0

Nabi on from the CIty End in place of the expensive Dawlat. Should find plenty of purchase on this track with his high arm and off-spin. Two slips for him

7.1

Mohammad Nabi to Zeeshan Maqsood, no run

7.2

Mohammad Nabi to Zeeshan Maqsood, FOUR, short outside off, cut away to third man

7.3

Mohammad Nabi to Zeeshan Maqsood, no run, tries the stroke again, closer to the body this time, misses

7.4

Mohammad Nabi to Zeeshan Maqsood, no run, ditto

7.5

Mohammad Nabi to Zeeshan Maqsood, no run, fuller, straighter, played down the track

7.6

Mohammad Nabi to Zeeshan Maqsood, FOUR, short and a bit of width, connects with that cut shot down to third man

Oman going very well here, capitalising on anything loose and apart from Mirwais there's been a fair amount of that

End of over 8 (8 runs) Oman 50/0

    • Zeeshan Maqsood 28 (23b 6x4)
    • Zeeshan Siddiqui 7 (29b 1x4)
    • Mohammad Nabi 1-0-8-0
    • Mirwais Ashraf 2-2-0-0
8.1

Mirwais Ashraf to Zeeshan Siddiqui, no run, beats the batsman outside off again, hint of a noise, appeal for a catch behind

8.2

Mirwais Ashraf to Zeeshan Siddiqui, 1 wide, comes down the wicket to upset the bowler's length, Mirwais fires it in fuller and wider in response, no shot attempted

8.2

Mirwais Ashraf to Zeeshan Siddiqui, 1 wide, over-correcting down leg

8.2

Mirwais Ashraf to Zeeshan Siddiqui, 1 run, first run off the bat from Mirwais, tapped down to backward point

One slip for the left-hander

8.3

Mirwais Ashraf to Zeeshan Maqsood, no run, full, played to leg

8.4

Mirwais Ashraf to Zeeshan Maqsood, 1 run, full, on leg, tip and run to mid-on

8.5

Mirwais Ashraf to Zeeshan Siddiqui, 1 wide

8.5

Mirwais Ashraf to Zeeshan Siddiqui, FOUR, good stroke, just leans into a square drive, all timing and placement

8.6

Mirwais Ashraf to Zeeshan Siddiqui, no run, full, on the pads, misses with the attempted glance

End of over 9 (9 runs) Oman 59/0

    • Zeeshan Siddiqui 12 (33b 2x4)
    • Zeeshan Maqsood 29 (25b 6x4)
    • Mirwais Ashraf 3-2-9-0
    • Mohammad Nabi 1-0-8-0

Still two slips, and the off-side behind squar reinforced

9.1

Mohammad Nabi to Zeeshan Maqsood, no run, short and cut away, third man inside the circle fields

9.2

Mohammad Nabi to Zeeshan Maqsood, 1 run, on the pads, played to square leg

9.3

Mohammad Nabi to Zeeshan Siddiqui, no run, tossed up, played to square leg

9.4

Mohammad Nabi to Zeeshan Siddiqui, no run, forward in defence

Nabi trying some variations, varying flight, pace and length

9.5

Mohammad Nabi to Zeeshan Siddiqui, no run, long way forward to play a big drive, taken on the pad

9.6

Mohammad Nabi to Zeeshan Siddiqui, 1 run, driven to mid-on

End of over 10 (2 runs) Oman 61/0

    • Zeeshan Siddiqui 13 (37b 2x4)
    • Zeeshan Maqsood 30 (27b 6x4)
    • Mohammad Nabi 2-0-10-0
    • Mirwais Ashraf 3-2-9-0
10.1

Mirwais Ashraf to Zeeshan Siddiqui, 1 run, on the pads, played to square leg. Maqsood slow to set off but safe in the end

10.2

Mirwais Ashraf to Zeeshan Maqsood, 1 run, back of a length, turned off his hips

10.3

Mirwais Ashraf to Zeeshan Siddiqui, FOUR, forward, driving, a little uncontrolled that drive, but beats Sami at backward point and timed well

10.4

Mirwais Ashraf to Zeeshan Siddiqui, 1 run, mistimes that stroke too, on the bounce to Dawlat at third man

10.5

Mirwais Ashraf to Zeeshan Maqsood, 1 run, full, glanced away to fine leg, Dawlat fields one-handed

10.6

Mirwais Ashraf to Zeeshan Siddiqui, no run, forward, defending, Sami fields to his left at backward point to stop any chance of a run

Oman going at better than a run a ball, its a track full of runs, no margin for error for the bowlers

End of over 11 (8 runs) Oman 69/0

    • Zeeshan Siddiqui 19 (41b 3x4)
    • Zeeshan Maqsood 32 (29b 6x4)
    • Mirwais Ashraf 4-2-17-0
    • Mohammad Nabi 2-0-10-0

One slip now

11.1

Mohammad Nabi to Zeeshan Maqsood, no run

11.2

Mohammad Nabi to Zeeshan Maqsood, no run, forward in defence

11.3

Mohammad Nabi to Zeeshan Maqsood, no run, tossed right up, driven back with no real timing

11.4

Mohammad Nabi to Zeeshan Maqsood, no run, defended on the front foot

11.5

Mohammad Nabi to Zeeshan Maqsood, no run, cut away to point

11.6

Mohammad Nabi to Zeeshan Maqsood, no run, forward defending, pad first, appeal for lbw

Maiden for Nabi, third of the innings

End of over 12 (maiden) Oman 69/0

    • Zeeshan Maqsood 32 (35b 6x4)
    • Zeeshan Siddiqui 19 (41b 3x4)
    • Mohammad Nabi 3-1-10-0
    • Mirwais Ashraf 4-2-17-0

Usman Ghani and his medium pace cutters from the Mines End now

12.1

Usman Ghani to Zeeshan Siddiqui, no run, length ball outside off, left alone

12.2

Usman Ghani to Zeeshan Siddiqui, 1 run, full, driven to mid-off on the edge of the circle, takes on the throw, home safe

12.3

Usman Ghani to Zeeshan Maqsood, no run, right into the pads. but pitching outside leg

12.4

Usman Ghani to Zeeshan Maqsood, no run, full, on middle, driven back to the bowler

12.5

Usman Ghani to Zeeshan Maqsood, 1 run, ball cutting in, jammed into the pad, drops at his feet and they take a single before Shafiqullah can get to it

12.6

Usman Ghani to Zeeshan Siddiqui, FOUR, good stroke again from Zeeshan, forward to drive a full-llength delivery through cover. Normally an absolute blaster, he's playing within himself and playing well

End of over 13 (6 runs) Oman 75/0

    • Zeeshan Siddiqui 24 (44b 4x4)
    • Zeeshan Maqsood 33 (38b 6x4)
    • Usman Ghani 1-0-6-0
    • Mohammad Nabi 3-1-10-0

First two slips, then one, now none

13.1

Mohammad Nabi to Zeeshan Maqsood, no run

13.2

Mohammad Nabi to Zeeshan Maqsood, no run, forward in defence

13.3

Mohammad Nabi to Zeeshan Maqsood, 1 run, driven to mid-off

13.4

Mohammad Nabi to Zeeshan Siddiqui, no run, played to mid-on, no chance of a run

13.5

Mohammad Nabi to Zeeshan Siddiqui, OUT, beaten in the flight, drives, Nabi takes a good catch low down to his right

Zeeshan Siddiqui c & b Mohammad Nabi 24 (46b 4x4 0x6) SR: 52.17

More than decent start by Oman, saw off the pace bowlers, capitalised on anything loose of which there was a fair amount. Nabi just getting into a groove here, has worked out that this wicket responds to something flighted, it's bounce plus turn that we saw being most effective yesterday in the Nepal v Oman match

13.6

Mohammad Nabi to Arif Hussain, FOUR, not too wide, but a little short and no mistake with the cut shot

End of over 14 (5 runs) Oman 80/1

    • Arif Hussain 4 (1b 1x4)
    • Zeeshan Maqsood 34 (41b 6x4)
    • Mohammad Nabi 4-1-15-1
    • Usman Ghani 1-0-6-0
14.1

Usman Ghani to Zeeshan Maqsood, no run, full, into the pads, pitched outside leg though

14.2

Usman Ghani to Zeeshan Maqsood, 1 run, full, played off leg stump to mid on

14.3

Usman Ghani to Arif Hussain, FOUR, full, on off, square driven with authority!

14.4

Usman Ghani to Arif Hussain, FOUR, CHANCE that wasn't so convincing. Under edges a cut to the 'keeper's left, diffiuclt but catchable

14.5

Usman Ghani to Arif Hussain, 1 run, length ball on off, driven to extra cover

14.6

Usman Ghani to Zeeshan Maqsood, no run, full, on off, played to backward point

End of over 15 (10 runs) Oman 90/1

    • Zeeshan Maqsood 35 (44b 6x4)
    • Arif Hussain 13 (4b 3x4)
    • Usman Ghani 2-0-16-0
    • Mohammad Nabi 4-1-15-1

Hamza on from the City End in place of Nabi, One slip

15.1

Amir Hamza to Arif Hussain, no run, forward, defending a ball on off

15.2

Amir Hamza to Arif Hussain, no run, head over ball defensive stroke

15.3

Amir Hamza to Arif Hussain, no run, and again

15.4

Amir Hamza to Arif Hussain, no run, forward to defend, bat and pad together

15.5

Amir Hamza to Arif Hussain, no run, forward to defend

15.6

Amir Hamza to Arif Hussain, no run, long stride forward by the tall man, defends again

Starts with a maiden, fourth of the innings but there have been some expensive overs among them too

End of over 16 (maiden) Oman 90/1

    • Arif Hussain 13 (10b 3x4)
    • Zeeshan Maqsood 35 (44b 6x4)
    • Amir Hamza 1-1-0-0
    • Usman Ghani 2-0-16-0

Sami Shenwari on from the Mines End. 5-4 defensive field, three on the leg-side boundary to the left-hander

16.1

Samiullah Shenwari to Zeeshan Maqsood, no run

16.2

Samiullah Shenwari to Zeeshan Maqsood, no run

16.3

Samiullah Shenwari to Zeeshan Maqsood, no run

16.4

Samiullah Shenwari to Zeeshan Maqsood, no run, faster and flatter, defended on the front foot

16.5

Samiullah Shenwari to Zeeshan Maqsood, no run, full, on off, played back to the bowler's right

16.6

Samiullah Shenwari to Zeeshan Maqsood, no run

End of over 17 (maiden) Oman 90/1

    • Zeeshan Maqsood 35 (50b 6x4)
    • Arif Hussain 13 (10b 3x4)
    • Samiullah Shenwari 1-1-0-0
    • Amir Hamza 1-1-0-0
17.1

Amir Hamza to Arif Hussain, OUT, tossed up on leg, loose drive and Dawlat at mid-on takes well low down

Arif Hussain c Dawlat Zadran b Amir Hamza 13 (11b 3x4 0x6) SR: 118.18

Vaibhav in, didn't look in the best of form against Nepal yesterday but is a class batsman

17.2

Amir Hamza to Wategaonkar, no run, length ball, on middle, defended on the back foot

17.3

Amir Hamza to Wategaonkar, FOUR, driven on bended knee, Dawlat at mid-off tries the one-handed pick-up, misses

17.4

Amir Hamza to Wategaonkar, no run

17.5

Amir Hamza to Wategaonkar, no run, full on off, defended

17.6

Amir Hamza to Wategaonkar, no run, back in the crease to defend a length delivery on off

End of over 18 (4 runs) Oman 94/2

    • VS Wategaonkar 4 (5b 1x4)
    • Zeeshan Maqsood 35 (50b 6x4)
    • Amir Hamza 2-1-4-1
    • Samiullah Shenwari 1-1-0-0
18.1

Samiullah Shenwari to Zeeshan Maqsood, SIX, short and simply slammed over midwicket, climbing over the boundary as it went

18.2

Samiullah Shenwari to Zeeshan Maqsood, no run, full, defended

18.3

Samiullah Shenwari to Zeeshan Maqsood, 1 run, full, driven, two bounces to long on

18.4

Samiullah Shenwari to Wategaonkar, OUT, back in the crease to flick a back of a length delivery, glances it straight into the 'keeper's gloves, Shafiqullah doing well

VS Wategaonkar c †Shafiqullah b Samiullah Shenwari 4 (6b 1x4 0x6) SR: 66.66

18.5

Samiullah Shenwari to Khawar Ali, no run, classic leg-break, batsman overbalancing as he misses with the defensive push forward

18.6

Samiullah Shenwari to Khawar Ali, no run, forward in defence, ball spinning off the pace to point

Two wickets in the past two overs, Afghanistan wresting away some of Oman's momentum, now seem to have some of their own

End of over 19 (7 runs) Oman 101/3

    • Khawar Ali 0 (2b)
    • Zeeshan Maqsood 42 (53b 6x4 1x6)
    • Samiullah Shenwari 2-1-7-1
    • Amir Hamza 2-1-4-1
19.1

Amir Hamza to Zeeshan Maqsood, no run

19.2

Amir Hamza to Zeeshan Maqsood, no run, unsure with that forward defense, ball could have gone anywhere, falls safe

19.3

Amir Hamza to Zeeshan Maqsood, no run, forward to drive gently to cover

19.4

Amir Hamza to Zeeshan Maqsood, no run, back of a length and defended on the back foot

19.5

Amir Hamza to Zeeshan Maqsood, 1 run, forward, opens the face to play to backward point, quick run taken

19.6

Amir Hamza to Khawar Ali, no run, forward in defence

End of over 20 (1 run) Oman 102/3

    • Khawar Ali 0 (3b)
    • Zeeshan Maqsood 43 (58b 6x4 1x6)
    • Amir Hamza 3-1-5-1
    • Samiullah Shenwari 2-1-7-1
20.1

Samiullah Shenwari to Zeeshan Maqsood, no run, quick through the air, full, defended

20.2

Samiullah Shenwari to Zeeshan Maqsood, no run

20.3

Samiullah Shenwari to Zeeshan Maqsood, OUT, full on leg, swung high towards the midwicket boundary would have gone all the way if Aftab Alam running to his left hadn't taken it head high, inches in from the undisturbed rope. Good catch

Zeeshan Maqsood c sub (Aftab Alam) b Samiullah Shenwari 43 (61b 6x4 1x6) SR: 70.49

Maqsood had played well, perishes in trying to repeat his six off Sami's previous over

20.4

Samiullah Shenwari to Aamir Kaleem, 2 runs

20.5

Samiullah Shenwari to Aamir Kaleem, 1 run

20.6

Samiullah Shenwari to Khawar Ali, no run, beaten by a leg-break, pitching on a length

End of over 21 (3 runs) Oman 105/4

    • Khawar Ali 0 (4b)
    • Aamir Kaleem 3 (2b)
    • Samiullah Shenwari 3-1-10-2
    • Amir Hamza 3-1-5-1

Slip back in for Hamza

21.1

Amir Hamza to Aamir Kaleem, no run

21.2

Amir Hamza to Aamir Kaleem, no run, misses with the sweep, appeal for lbw

21.3

Amir Hamza to Aamir Kaleem, no run

21.4

Amir Hamza to Aamir Kaleem, no run

21.5

Amir Hamza to Aamir Kaleem, no run, CHANCE squirts off the forward defensive edge low to slip's left, can't hold on

21.6

Amir Hamza to Aamir Kaleem, no run, beats the batsman again with one that grips and turns outside off

Hamza's second maiden, Afghanistan asserting a measure of control with their spinners now

End of over 22 (maiden) Oman 105/4

    • Aamir Kaleem 3 (8b)
    • Khawar Ali 0 (4b)
    • Amir Hamza 4-2-5-1
    • Samiullah Shenwari 3-1-10-2
22.1

Samiullah Shenwari to Khawar Ali, no run

22.2

Samiullah Shenwari to Khawar Ali, 1 run, drops short, worked off the hip for a quick one

22.3

Samiullah Shenwari to Aamir Kaleem, no run, misses with the sweep, chance of a stumping, back leg slides in just in time

22.4

Samiullah Shenwari to Aamir Kaleem, no run

22.5

Samiullah Shenwari to Aamir Kaleem, SIX, down on one knee to sweep over square leg

Oman taking advantage of anything loose

22.6

Samiullah Shenwari to Aamir Kaleem, no run, faster and flatter, driven to mid off

End of over 23 (7 runs) Oman 112/4

    • Aamir Kaleem 9 (12b 1x6)
    • Khawar Ali 1 (6b)
    • Samiullah Shenwari 4-1-17-2
    • Amir Hamza 4-2-5-1
23.1

Amir Hamza to Khawar Ali, no run

23.2

Amir Hamza to Khawar Ali, FOUR, on the front foot to drive a full delivery cleanly through long on, good stroke

23.3

Amir Hamza to Khawar Ali, no run

23.4

Amir Hamza to Khawar Ali, no run, forward, defending back down the track

23.5

Amir Hamza to Khawar Ali, no run

23.6

Amir Hamza to Khawar Ali, no run, another forward defensive

Oman having been at six an over for a big part of their early innings, now being pegged back, plenty of batsmen to come however and 250's quite possible

End of over 24 (4 runs) Oman 116/4

    • Khawar Ali 5 (12b 1x4)
    • Aamir Kaleem 9 (12b 1x6)
    • Amir Hamza 5-2-9-1
    • Samiullah Shenwari 4-1-17-2

Nabi back on, from the Mines End this time

24.1

Mohammad Nabi to Aamir Kaleem, 1 run, driven square of the wicket

24.2

Mohammad Nabi to Khawar Ali, 1 run, forward to drive initially, then defends a ball that pops up off a length, called through by Kaleem

24.3

Mohammad Nabi to Aamir Kaleem, no run, beaten outside off

24.4

Mohammad Nabi to Aamir Kaleem, no run, edged just short of slip

24.5

Mohammad Nabi to Aamir Kaleem, no run, in two minds to a ball that pitches on a fullish length, draws his bat away at the last minute

24.6

Mohammad Nabi to Aamir Kaleem, no run, the doosra, into the pads and going to leg

End of over 25 (2 runs) Oman 118/4

    • Aamir Kaleem 10 (17b 1x6)
    • Khawar Ali 6 (13b 1x4)
    • Mohammad Nabi 5-1-17-1
    • Amir Hamza 5-2-9-1
25.1

Samiullah Shenwari to Khawar Ali, no run, beaten outside off by a leg-break

25.2

Samiullah Shenwari to Khawar Ali, 1 run

25.3

Samiullah Shenwari to Aamir Kaleem, no run

25.4

Samiullah Shenwari to Aamir Kaleem, 1 run

25.5

Samiullah Shenwari to Khawar Ali, no run

25.6

Samiullah Shenwari to Khawar Ali, no run

End of over 26 (2 runs) Oman 120/4

    • Khawar Ali 7 (17b 1x4)
    • Aamir Kaleem 11 (19b 1x6)
    • Samiullah Shenwari 5-1-19-2
    • Mohammad Nabi 5-1-17-1
26.1

Mohammad Nabi to Aamir Kaleem, OUT, lands on a length, takes the outside edge, slip pouches in front of his stomach

Aamir Kaleem c Samiullah Shenwari b Mohammad Nabi 11 (20b 0x4 1x6) SR: 55.00

26.2

Mohammad Nabi to Sultan Ahmed, no run, forward to defend

26.3

Mohammad Nabi to Sultan Ahmed, no run, full, squirted out to backward point

26.4

Mohammad Nabi to Sultan Ahmed, no run

26.5

Mohammad Nabi to Sultan Ahmed, 1 run

26.6

Mohammad Nabi to Khawar Ali, OUT, good catch by slip, that zipped off the edge, batsman hanging his bat out to dry outside off to the doosra

Khawar Ali c Noor Ali Zadran b Mohammad Nabi 7 (18b 1x4 0x6) SR: 38.88

End of over 27 (1 run) Oman 121/6

    • Sultan Ahmed 1 (4b)
    • Mohammad Nabi 6-1-18-3
    • Samiullah Shenwari 5-1-19-2
27.1

Samiullah Shenwari to Sultan Ahmed, no run

27.2

Samiullah Shenwari to Sultan Ahmed, 1 run, mistimed drive, falls in between mid-on and square leg

27.3

Samiullah Shenwari to Amir Ali, no run, forward to defend

27.4

Samiullah Shenwari to Amir Ali, no run, almost through with that yorker-length delivery

27.5

Samiullah Shenwari to Amir Ali, no run

27.6

Samiullah Shenwari to Amir Ali, no run, short and spinning away, left alone

Afghanistan on top now, much rests on these two batsmen: Oman's two rescuers yesterday and in the earlier match against Malaysia too. Singles have dried up, boundaries too. Typically plenty of zip and zap from Sultan Ahmed, in cautious mode for now

End of over 28 (1 run) Oman 122/6

    • Amir Ali 0 (4b)
    • Sultan Ahmed 2 (6b)
    • Samiullah Shenwari 6-1-20-2
    • Mohammad Nabi 6-1-18-3
28.1

Mohammad Nabi to Sultan Ahmed, no run

28.2

Mohammad Nabi to Sultan Ahmed, no run

28.3

Mohammad Nabi to Sultan Ahmed, no run

28.4

Mohammad Nabi to Sultan Ahmed, no run

28.5

Mohammad Nabi to Sultan Ahmed, no run

28.6

Mohammad Nabi to Sultan Ahmed, no run

Nabi's second maiden, Afghanistan eating up the overs from Oman

End of over 29 (maiden) Oman 122/6

    • Sultan Ahmed 2 (12b)
    • Amir Ali 0 (4b)
    • Mohammad Nabi 7-2-18-3
    • Samiullah Shenwari 6-1-20-2
29.1

Samiullah Shenwari to Amir Ali, 1 run, leans back to play a cut in front of square

29.2

Samiullah Shenwari to Sultan Ahmed, 1 run, full, driven to long off

29.3

Samiullah Shenwari to Amir Ali, no run, leg-break pitched outside off, left alone

29.4

Samiullah Shenwari to Amir Ali, 1 run, tries a sweep, under-edged fine

29.5

Samiullah Shenwari to Sultan Ahmed, 2 runs, full and driven to long-off, hustle the second on Shapoor's arm and just home

29.6

Samiullah Shenwari to Sultan Ahmed, no run

End of over 30 (5 runs) Oman 127/6

    • Sultan Ahmed 5 (15b)
    • Amir Ali 2 (7b)
    • Samiullah Shenwari 7-1-25-2
    • Mohammad Nabi 7-2-18-3
30.1

Mohammad Nabi to Amir Ali, no run, full, on leg, played away

30.2

Mohammad Nabi to Amir Ali, no run, cautiously forward in defence

30.3

Mohammad Nabi to Amir Ali, no run, long way forward in defence

30.4

Mohammad Nabi to Amir Ali, no run, played gently to mid-on

30.5

Mohammad Nabi to Amir Ali, no run, floated right up, driven to mid-off

30.6

Mohammad Nabi to Amir Ali, no run, tossed up, driven back to the bowler

Nabi's second consecutive maiden. Just seven runs off the last five overs for the loss of two wickets

End of over 31 (maiden) Oman 127/6

    • Amir Ali 2 (13b)
    • Sultan Ahmed 5 (15b)
    • Mohammad Nabi 8-3-18-3
    • Samiullah Shenwari 7-1-25-2
31.1

Samiullah Shenwari to Sultan Ahmed, no run

31.2

Samiullah Shenwari to Sultan Ahmed, no run

31.3

Samiullah Shenwari to Sultan Ahmed, no run, bit more air, slower ball, driven back to the bowler

31.4

Samiullah Shenwari to Sultan Ahmed, no run, driven to mid-off, no chance of a run

31.5

Samiullah Shenwari to Sultan Ahmed, OUT, goes for a sweep, gloves it behind him, over the 'keeper's left shoulder, slip has just enough time to run to his left and dive to grasp the ball inches from the turf

Sultan Ahmed c Noor Ali Zadran b Samiullah Shenwari 5 (20b 0x4 0x6) SR: 25.00

Oman being smothered by Afghanistan here, had made a very bright start only to slow down against the spinners

31.6

Samiullah Shenwari to Lalcheta, 1 wide

misadjustment to the left-hander, spinning down leg

31.6

Samiullah Shenwari to Lalcheta, no run

Zeeshan Mahmud: "My initial reaction to current score? O-ma'n...what have you done?"

End of over 32 (1 run) Oman 128/7

    • AV Lalcheta 0 (1b)
    • Amir Ali 2 (13b)
    • Samiullah Shenwari 8-1-26-3
    • Mohammad Nabi 8-3-18-3
32.1

Mohammad Nabi to Amir Ali, no run

32.2

Mohammad Nabi to Amir Ali, no run

32.3

Mohammad Nabi to Amir Ali, 1 run, first runs off the bat in quite some time off Nabi

Sight-screen being moved for the left-hander as Nabi goes around the wicket

32.4

Mohammad Nabi to Lalcheta, no run, well forward, defending

32.5

Mohammad Nabi to Lalcheta, no run, and again

32.6

Mohammad Nabi to Lalcheta, no run, big drive attempted, no real contact to point

Oman this innings have either played forward defensives or set themselves for big shots, there has been barely in playing into the gaps, hardly any turning of ones into twos, the square boundaries are relatively small but the straight boundaries are long. Oman have made things relatively easy for Afghanistan

End of over 33 (1 run) Oman 129/7

    • AV Lalcheta 0 (4b)
    • Amir Ali 3 (16b)
    • Mohammad Nabi 9-3-19-3
    • Samiullah Shenwari 8-1-26-3
33.1

Samiullah Shenwari to Amir Ali, no run

33.2

Samiullah Shenwari to Amir Ali, FOUR

33.3

Samiullah Shenwari to Amir Ali, no run, driven over mid-on, even Shapoor can't reach it

33.4

Samiullah Shenwari to Amir Ali, no run, spins away outside off, left alone

33.5

Samiullah Shenwari to Amir Ali, 1 wide, tries to pull a short one, plays inside it

33.5

Samiullah Shenwari to Amir Ali, no run, floated up outside off, left alone

33.6

Samiullah Shenwari to Amir Ali, 1 run, driven to mid-off

End of over 34 (6 runs) Oman 135/7

    • Amir Ali 8 (22b 1x4)
    • AV Lalcheta 0 (4b)
    • Samiullah Shenwari 9-1-32-3
    • Mohammad Nabi 9-3-19-3

Dawlat back on from the Mines End, replacing Nabi who's bowled well, one slip, fine leg, third man, square leg on the boundary

34.1

Dawlat Zadran to Amir Ali, no run, length ball, outside off, left alone

34.2

Dawlat Zadran to Amir Ali, no run, fishes at that length delivery outside off, 'keeper takes

Second slip comes in

34.3

Dawlat Zadran to Amir Ali, no run, full, defended

34.4

Dawlat Zadran to Amir Ali, 1 run, full, turned to mid-on, scurries through, may be small but he's quick is Amir Ali, a quietly effective player

34.5

Dawlat Zadran to Lalcheta, no run, short, rides the bounce to play it square on the offside

34.6

Dawlat Zadran to Lalcheta, 1 run, inside edged to square leg close in, Amir Ali calls and hurries through

End of over 35 (2 runs) Oman 137/7

    • AV Lalcheta 1 (6b)
    • Amir Ali 9 (26b 1x4)
    • Dawlat Zadran 4-0-31-0
    • Samiullah Shenwari 9-1-32-3

Hamza back on from the City End, five tight overs up to now

35.1

Amir Hamza to Lalcheta, 1 run, driven on the back foot to long on

35.2

Amir Hamza to Amir Ali, 1 run, full, on leg, clipped away

35.3

Amir Hamza to Lalcheta, no run, back of a length, on middle, back foot defence

35.4

Amir Hamza to Lalcheta, no run, driven to mid-on

35.5

Amir Hamza to Lalcheta, OUT, having been a bit short up to now, pitches it fuller, draws the forward push, and the edge is taken by the 'keeper

AV Lalcheta c †Shafiqullah b Amir Hamza 2 (10b 0x4 0x6) SR: 20.00

35.6

Amir Hamza to , no run

End of over 36 (2 runs) Oman 139/8

    • 0 (1b)
    • Amir Ali 10 (27b 1x4)
    • Amir Hamza 6-2-11-2
    • Dawlat Zadran 4-0-31-0
36.1

Dawlat Zadran to Amir Ali, no run, full, on middle, defended stoutly

36.2

Dawlat Zadran to Amir Ali, 1 no ball, oversteps, free hit coming up

36.2

Dawlat Zadran to Amir Ali, no run, in the blockhole, may have worked out that with that turned round top-hand drip, Amir Ali's not a lifter of the ball

36.3

Dawlat Zadran to Amir Ali, 1 run, full, played to leg

36.4

Dawlat Zadran to , no run, full, off the pad and Shafiq does well moving to his right to save runs

36.5

Dawlat Zadran to , no run, forward, beaten outside off, Dawlat just a little too quick for the tailender

36.6

Dawlat Zadran to , no run, another yorker-length delivery, defended back down the track

End of over 37 (2 runs) Oman 141/8

    • 0 (4b)
    • Amir Ali 11 (31b 1x4)
    • Dawlat Zadran 5-0-33-0
    • Amir Hamza 6-2-11-2
37.1

Amir Hamza to Amir Ali, no run, forward defensive, pad then bat or contact with the ball simultaneously, appeal for lbw

37.2

Amir Hamza to Amir Ali, no run

37.3

Amir Hamza to Amir Ali, no run

37.4

Amir Hamza to Amir Ali, no run

37.5

Amir Hamza to Amir Ali, FOUR, driven firmly to mid-on, Sami in thinking of a run-out attempt takes his eye off the ball and its through him

Oman's second boundary of the past 14 overs

37.6

Amir Hamza to Amir Ali, no run

End of over 38 (4 runs) Oman 145/8

    • Amir Ali 15 (37b 2x4)
    • 0 (4b)
    • Amir Hamza 7-2-15-2
    • Dawlat Zadran 5-0-33-0
38.1

Dawlat Zadran to , no run

38.2

Dawlat Zadran to , 2 runs, full, driven to long on

38.3

Dawlat Zadran to , no run, back of a length on off, batsman withdraws his bat

38.4

Dawlat Zadran to , no run, forced to dance in order to dig out that attempted toe-crusher

38.5

Dawlat Zadran to , no run, short and rising head high, batsman jerks away

38.6

Dawlat Zadran to , no run, doesn't get up as high this time, batsman shoulders arms

End of over 39 (2 runs) Oman 147/8

    • 2 (10b)
    • Amir Ali 15 (37b 2x4)
    • Dawlat Zadran 6-0-35-0
    • Amir Hamza 7-2-15-2

Shapoor back on, from the CIty End. Hasn't been in the best rhythm this tournament so far

39.1

Shapoor Zadran to Amir Ali, no run, full, on off, defended

Query over the state of the ball, passes the umpire's inspection

39.2

Shapoor Zadran to Amir Ali, no run, short and climbing outside off, beats the attempted cut

39.3

Shapoor Zadran to Amir Ali, no run, fullish, into the pads, played to leg

Shapoor going over the wicket, sightscreen being adjusted, thanks to some of the Omani players

39.4

Shapoor Zadran to Amir Ali, no run, full, forward to defend

39.5

Shapoor Zadran to Amir Ali, 1 run, short and Amir Ali rides the bounce outside off to chop down to third man

39.6

Shapoor Zadran to , FOUR, short and wide and uppercut over slip

The last 30 overs have produced 91 runs

End of over 40 (5 runs) Oman 152/8

    • 6 (11b 1x4)
    • Amir Ali 16 (42b 2x4)
    • Shapoor Zadran 3-0-11-0
    • Dawlat Zadran 6-0-35-0

Hamza on now from the Mines End

40.1

Amir Hamza to Amir Ali, no run

40.2

Amir Hamza to Amir Ali, FOUR, big flash to a fullish length delivery, edged down to third man

40.3

Amir Hamza to Amir Ali, 1 run, turned off his legs, called through for a quick one to fine leg inside the circle

40.4

Amir Hamza to , SIX, BIG HIT! Just swings a full delivery high over long on, over those ball-hiding hedges

40.5

Amir Hamza to , no run, tossed up temptingly, doesn't get hold of the drive this time

40.6

Amir Hamza to , no run, short and skids through, misses with the cut

Amir Ali about a foot shorter than his partner, these two have combined well

End of over 41 (11 runs) Oman 163/8

    • 12 (14b 1x4 1x6)
    • Amir Ali 21 (45b 3x4)
    • Amir Hamza 8-2-26-2
    • Shapoor Zadran 3-0-11-0

Mirwais back on, from the City End

41.1

Mirwais Ashraf to Amir Ali, no run

41.2

Mirwais Ashraf to Amir Ali, 1 leg bye

41.3

Mirwais Ashraf to , no run, back of a length ball, on off, left alone

41.4

Mirwais Ashraf to , no run, flashes at a full-pitched delivery, misses

41.5

Mirwais Ashraf to , no run, a little less full, the same play and miss outside off

41.6

Mirwais Ashraf to , no run, on the stumps and defended

End of over 42 (1 run, maiden) Oman 164/8

    • 12 (18b 1x4 1x6)
    • Amir Ali 21 (47b 3x4)
    • Mirwais Ashraf 5-3-17-0
    • Amir Hamza 8-2-26-2
42.1

Amir Hamza to Amir Ali, no run, launches into a drive, straight to cover

42.2

Amir Hamza to Amir Ali, no run, pushed to mid-off, no chance of a run

42.3

Amir Hamza to Amir Ali, no run, mistimes that drive, pops up on the bounce to mid-off

42.4

Amir Hamza to Amir Ali, no run

42.5

Amir Hamza to Amir Ali, no run, faster and flatter outside off, left alone

42.6

Amir Hamza to Amir Ali, no run, full, driven to mid-off

Hamza's third maiden of the innings

End of over 43 (maiden) Oman 164/8

    • Amir Ali 21 (53b 3x4)
    • 12 (18b 1x4 1x6)
    • Amir Hamza 9-3-26-2
    • Mirwais Ashraf 5-3-17-0
43.1

Mirwais Ashraf to , no run, full, played to backward point

43.2

Mirwais Ashraf to , 2 runs, full, on leg, driven through mid-on

43.3

Mirwais Ashraf to , FOUR, one step down the wicket to drive a wide full-length delivery through mid-off, good shot

43.4

Mirwais Ashraf to , 1 run, slices a slash, on the bounce to third man

43.5

Mirwais Ashraf to Amir Ali, 1 run, full, played to point, sent back, throw comes in, misses, they take an overthrow

43.6

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

Oman having a decent spell, runs coming relatively easily

End of over 44 (9 runs) Oman 173/8

    • 20 (23b 2x4 1x6)
    • Amir Ali 22 (54b 3x4)
    • Mirwais Ashraf 6-3-26-0
    • Amir Hamza 9-3-26-2

Nabi to bowl his last over

44.1

Mohammad Nabi to , no run

44.2

Mohammad Nabi to , 2 runs, short and wide and cut through cover, long-off runs round

44.3

Mohammad Nabi to , FOUR, full, on off, driven in the air over cover

44.4

Mohammad Nabi to , 1 run, tip and run to the offside

44.5

Mohammad Nabi to Amir Ali, no run, defended to leg

44.6

Mohammad Nabi to Amir Ali, no run, turned to leg, no chance of a run

Oman going at better than a run a ball the past five overs

End of over 45 (7 runs) Oman 180/8

    • Amir Ali 22 (56b 3x4)
    • 27 (27b 3x4 1x6)
    • Mohammad Nabi 10-3-26-3
    • Mirwais Ashraf 6-3-26-0
45.1

Mirwais Ashraf to , no run, quicker from Mirwais, cut down into the ground, ball almost bounces back on to the stumps

45.2

Mirwais Ashraf to , no run, driven to mid-on, bouncing over the bowler's left hand

45.3

Mirwais Ashraf to , no run, forward to drive, given no room, to mid-off

45.4

Mirwais Ashraf to , no run, looking for a big shot every delivery, not timing it

45.5

Mirwais Ashraf to , OUT, forward before the ball is bowled, low full toss comes off the bat to backward point who takes above his head

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End of a decent innings, Oman showing they have batsmen all the way down the order

45.6

Mirwais Ashraf to Ansari, no run, big appeal for lbw, inside edge though

End of over 46 (wicket maiden) Oman 180/9

    • M Ansari 0 (1b)
    • Amir Ali 22 (56b 3x4)
    • Mirwais Ashraf 7-4-26-1
    • Mohammad Nabi 10-3-26-3
46.1

Dawlat Zadran to Amir Ali, no run, length ball outside off, left alone

46.2

Dawlat Zadran to Amir Ali, no run, full, on middle, played to leg

46.3

Dawlat Zadran to Amir Ali, no run, forward in defence

46.4

Dawlat Zadran to Amir Ali, 1 run, squirts out a full-pitched delivery, called through but if Sami at backward point had hit at the 'keeper's end, Munis would have been yards out

46.5

Dawlat Zadran to Ansari, no run, play and miss outside off

Maybe finally a genuine tailender in the Oman lineup

46.6

Dawlat Zadran to Ansari, no run, forward to play to cover

End of over 47 (1 run) Oman 181/9

    • M Ansari 0 (3b)
    • Amir Ali 23 (60b 3x4)
    • Dawlat Zadran 7-0-36-0
    • Mirwais Ashraf 7-4-26-1
47.1

Mirwais Ashraf to Amir Ali, no run, big play and miss outside off

47.2

Mirwais Ashraf to Amir Ali, no run, slower ball, pitched right up, driven hard but back to the bowler

47.3

Mirwais Ashraf to Amir Ali, 1 run, short and swatted away straight, could have been a second, sends back the non-striker

47.4

Mirwais Ashraf to Ansari, no run, full, play and a miss

47.5

Mirwais Ashraf to Ansari, FOUR, full, on middle and driven over mid-on

47.6

Mirwais Ashraf to Ansari, no run, miscues that drive, pops up on the off-side

End of over 48 (5 runs) Oman 186/9

    • M Ansari 4 (6b 1x4)
    • Amir Ali 24 (63b 3x4)
    • Mirwais Ashraf 8-4-31-1
    • Dawlat Zadran 7-0-36-0
48.1

Dawlat Zadran to Amir Ali, OUT, full, mistimes that drive on the up, loops up to mid-off

Amir Ali c Mohammad Nabi b Dawlat Zadran 24 (64b 3x4 0x6) SR: 37.50

Match State: Innings Break Oman made a good start, fell away in the middle, recovered towards the end. Afghanistan's spinners bossed the game for the most part, Oman stuck in either big shot or forward defense mode for much of their innings and there weren't that many big shots either. 11 of the 48 overs were maidens but 187 won't be too easy for Afghanistan, the wicket is taking spin and Oman have some fine spinners. Thanks for being with us, join us again after the lunch interval for the resumption of play in just over 30 minutes' time.

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