ICC Intercontinental Cup, 2011-2013/14 / Wicket commentary

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Johnston to Karim Sadiq, OUT, first man goes here as Johnson's accurate delivery has the batsman in two minds and he ends up edging the ball onto his own stumps

Karim Sadiq b Johnston 9 (10b 2x4 0x6) SR: 90.00

Afghanistan 10/1   Javed Ahmadi 0* (0b)   DT Johnston 0.3-0-0-1


Sorensen to Asghar Stanikzai, OUT, great delivery from Sorensen which the batsman tries to play straight to but gets it all wrong and his off-stump is shattered

Asghar Stanikzai b Sorensen 6 (12b 1x4 0x6) SR: 50.00

Afghanistan 18/2   Javed Ahmadi 0* (6b)   MC Sorensen 2.2-0-16-1


Johnston to Afsar Zazai, OUT, this time the outside edge is found and the keeper takes an easy catch

Afsar Zazai c †Wilson b Johnston 13 (19b 1x4 0x6) SR: 68.42

Afghanistan 37/3   Javed Ahmadi 5* (32b)   DT Johnston 5.5-3-6-2


Cusack to Javed Ahmadi, OUT, Afgahnistan in tatters here as Cusack's swinging delivery beats the batsman all ends up and the stumps are smashed

Javed Ahmadi b Cusack 5 (35b 0x4 0x6) SR: 14.28

Afghanistan 37/4   Mohammad Shahzad 0* (1b)   AR Cusack 2.3-0-9-1


Cusack to Mohammad Shahzad, OUT, very fast delivery and the batsman misses and the bowler hits, so much so that he breaks leg-stump in half!

Mohammad Shahzad b Cusack 7 (12b 1x4 0x6) SR: 58.33

Afghanistan 48/5   Mohammad Nabi 4* (13b)   AR Cusack 4.3-0-19-2


Sorensen to Mohammad Nabi, OUT, superb diving catch from Wilson after the edge is found by the bowler, all Ireland's bowlers in the wickets here

Mohammad Nabi c †Wilson b Sorensen 4 (15b 0x4 0x6) SR: 26.66

Afghanistan 48/6   Najibullah Zadran 0* (3b)   MC Sorensen 4.2-1-20-2


Cusack to Najibullah Zadran, OUT, another one gone here as again the outside edge is found and it's a smart catch at third slip by White who dropped one earlier

Najibullah Zadran c White b Cusack 0 (7b 0x4 0x6) SR: 0.00

Afghanistan 48/7   Samiullah Shenwari 0* (4b)   AR Cusack 5.4-0-19-3


Cusack to Gulbadin Naib, OUT, and what was looking like a great over for Afghanistan ends with a wicket. Cusack again finds the top of off-stump and the batsman has no answer for it.

Gulbadin Naib b Cusack 13 (10b 2x4 0x6) SR: 130.00

Afghanistan 66/8   Samiullah Shenwari 5* (8b 1x4)   AR Cusack 7-0-31-4


Sorensen to Samiullah Shenwari, OUT, and this time the outside edge goes to Mooney at fourth slip who makes no mistake and takes the catch

Samiullah Shenwari c Mooney b Sorensen 13 (14b 3x4 0x6) SR: 92.85

Afghanistan 74/9   Shapoor Zadran 0* (0b)   MC Sorensen 7-2-34-3


Sorensen to Izatullah Dawlatzai, OUT, top edge which flies down to third man who takes an easy catch

Izatullah Dawlatzai c Balbirnie b Sorensen 5 (20b 0x4 0x6) SR: 25.00

Afghanistan 84/10   Shapoor Zadran 5* (23b 1x4)   MC Sorensen 10.1-2-39-4
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Jul 12, 2012

Ireland get together after a wicket, Ireland v Afghanistan, Intercontinental Cup, Dublin, 4th day, July 12

Ireland get together after a wicket

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Jul 12, 2012

Afghanistan opener Javed Ahmadi top scored with 59, Ireland v Afghanistan, Intercontinental Cup, Dublin, 4th day, July 12

Afghanistan opener Javed Ahmadi top scored with 59

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