Asian Cricket Council Elite League, Kuwait v Saudi Arabia at Singapore, Jun 13, 2014
Kuwait won by 5 wickets (with 134 balls remaining)
Played at Kallang Ground, Singapore (neutral venue)
13 June 2014 (50-over match)
  Saudi Arabia innings (47 overs maximum) R M B 4s 6s SR
View dismissal Abdul Waheed c †Mohammed Ghulam b Faizan Ali 0 1 1 0 0 0.00
0.1 Perfect start for Kuwait! Pitched on off, took the thin outside edge and the 'keeper does the rest with the waist-high offering 0/1
View dismissal Ibrarul Haq b Saad Khalid 0 17 4 0 0 0.00
3.2 through the forward stroke, through bat and pad to knock down off and the bail flies twenty yards backwards. pure pace from the young Kuwaiti. Takes a good ball to get Ibrar out 7/3
View dismissal Abdullah Qureshi c Abid Mushtaq b Saad Khalid 1 7 6 0 0 16.66
1.3 full, on leg, just dollies up to mid-on 2/2
View dismissal Hammad Saeed b Faizan Ali 11 39 23 2 0 47.82
8.6 but you know what? The batsman has a big heave to a full-delivery and sees middle stump knocked back as he turns back in his lumberhacking follow-through 33/5
View dismissal Shahbaz Rasheed c Abid Mushtaq b Saad Khalid 7 11 8 1 0 87.50
5.2 another short ball, late on the pull and it loops up to square leg. 18/4
View dismissal Afzal Saleem* st †Mohammed Ghulam b Abdullah Akhunzada 59 126 92 7 1 64.13
38.4 tossed up, down the wicket, squeezes through between bat and pad, hint of inside edge, 'keeper whips them off before he can get back 130/7
View dismissal Mohammad Abdullah c Mohammed Irfan b Abdullah Akhunzada 31 102 98 4 0 31.63
36.6 short and swatted away straight down the throat of midwicket who takes it Australia style, fingers to the sky 124/6
Nadeem Javed not out 56 38 34 6 3 164.70
Akram Aslam not out 15 33 17 2 0 88.23
Extras (b 2, lb 6, w 16, nb 1) 25
  Total (7 wickets; 47 overs) 205 (4.36 runs per over)
  Bowling O M R W Econ  
View wickets Faizan Ali 6 1 26 2 4.33 (4w)
0.1 to Abdul Waheed, Perfect start for Kuwait! Pitched on off, took the thin outside edge and the 'keeper does the rest with the waist-high offering 0/1
8.6 to Hammad Saeed, but you know what? The batsman has a big heave to a full-delivery and sees middle stump knocked back as he turns back in his lumberhacking follow-through 33/5
View wickets Saad Khalid 9 0 50 3 5.55 (4w)
1.3 to Abdullah Qureshi, full, on leg, just dollies up to mid-on 2/2
3.2 to Ibrarul Haq, through the forward stroke, through bat and pad to knock down off and the bail flies twenty yards backwards. pure pace from the young Kuwaiti. Takes a good ball to get Ibrar out 7/3
5.2 to Shahbaz Rasheed, another short ball, late on the pull and it loops up to square leg. 18/4
  Abdul Jabar 9 0 62 0 6.88 (6w)
View wickets Abdullah Akhunzada 10 4 17 2 1.70
36.6 to Mohammad Abdullah, short and swatted away straight down the throat of midwicket who takes it Australia style, fingers to the sky 124/6
38.4 to Afzal Saleem, tossed up, down the wicket, squeezes through between bat and pad, hint of inside edge, 'keeper whips them off before he can get back 130/7
  Hisham Mirza 10 2 33 0 3.30 (1nb)
  Ali Zaheer 3 0 9 0 3.00 (2w)
  Kuwait innings (target: 206 runs from 47 overs) R M B 4s 6s SR
Mohammed Irfan not out 129 117 68 13 9 189.70
View dismissal Abid Mushtaq lbw b Ibrarul Haq 11 12 13 1 1 84.61
2.3 full, into the pads, batsman playing round it, appeal for lbw is upheld 20/1
View dismissal A Liaqat Ali c Mohammad Abdullah b Shahbaz Rasheed 0 7 5 0 0 0.00
3.5 walking down the wicket, swipes a ball high in the air and mid-on moving to his right holds a good catch 25/2
View dismissal Mohammed Ghulam lbw b Afzal Saleem 6 19 9 1 0 66.66
7.3 attempts a sweep, misses and that's hitting 56/3
View dismissal Ali Zaheer c Nadeem Javed b Faheem Afrad 9 18 9 1 0 100.00
12.2 half-volley length, aerial drive straight down the throat of long-off, the ball smacks hard into the palm 93/4
View dismissal Mohammad Amin st †Abdul Waheed b Faheem Afrad 26 40 30 2 1 86.66
20.3 the leg break pitches on leg, spins away, and Waheed does well to dismiss the momentarily overbalancing batsman 157/5
Hisham Mirza* not out 14 20 14 1 1 100.00
Extras (w 11) 11
  Total (5 wickets; 24.4 overs) 206 (8.35 runs per over)
  Bowling O M R W Econ  
View wicket Ibrarul Haq 6 1 54 1 9.00 (3w)
2.3 to Abid Mushtaq, full, into the pads, batsman playing round it, appeal for lbw is upheld 20/1
View wicket Shahbaz Rasheed 3 0 23 1 7.66 (2w)
3.5 to Liaqat Ali, walking down the wicket, swipes a ball high in the air and mid-on moving to his right holds a good catch 25/2
  Nadeem Javed 5 0 42 0 8.40 (1w)
View wicket Afzal Saleem 4 0 36 1 9.00
7.3 to Mohammed Ghulam, attempts a sweep, misses and that's hitting 56/3
View wickets Faheem Afrad 6.4 0 51 2 7.65 (1w)
12.2 to Ali Zaheer, half-volley length, aerial drive straight down the throat of long-off, the ball smacks hard into the palm 93/4
20.3 to Mohammad Amin, the leg break pitches on leg, spins away, and Waheed does well to dismiss the momentarily overbalancing batsman 157/5

Match details


Toss - Kuwait, who chose to field
Points - Kuwait 2, Saudi Arabia 0
Player of the match - Mohammed Irfan (Kuwait)
Umpires - Hardeep Jadeja and Sarika Prasad
Match referee - ZA Shroff
Reserve umpire - Ninad Dalvi
 
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Hours of play (local time) 09.30 start, First Session 09.30-13.00, Interval 13.00-13.45, Second Session 13.45-17.15