ICC Intercontinental Cup, Afghanistan v Namibia at Greater Noida, Apr 10-12, 2016
Afghanistan won by an innings and 36 runs
10,11,12 April 2016 (4-day match)
  Namibia 1st innings R M B 4s 6s SR
View dismissal SJ Baard* c Asghar Stanikzai b Mohammad Nabi 25 50 39 5 0 64.10
11.5 sweeps and off the glove, the ball lobs up behind the wicket and Asghar at leg slip takes the catch. 41/1
View dismissal HN Ya France c Samiullah Shenwari b Mohammad Nabi 46 154 123 7 0 37.39
39.4 caught Samiullah Shenwari 114/5
View dismissal ZE Green lbw b Zahir Khan 7 37 32 1 0 21.87
23.2 strikes the pad in line with the off stump, loud appeal and given. 53/2
View dismissal MG Erasmus lbw b Mohammad Nabi 23 48 35 5 0 65.71
35.5 lbw 109/3
View dismissal JP Kotze lbw b Dawlat Zadran 0 5 4 0 0 0.00
36.5 lbw 110/4
View dismissal SF Burger lbw b Zahir Khan 16 61 51 2 0 31.37
53.2 gone! Slow and loopy on off, spun back in sharply, missed his bat and struck on the back pad. Boom easy decision 147/7
View dismissal G Snyman lbw b Rahmat Shah 7 18 17 1 0 41.17
44.4 could be close and yes! Tossed up on off, doesn't pick the wrong one, misses his bat and thuds around the shin. Loud cry and it was heading middle. 126/6
NRP Scholtz not out 25 70 53 4 0 47.16
View dismissal JJ Smit lbw b Zahir Khan 0 2 2 0 0 0.00
53.4 another one bites the dust. Slower again and spun back in sharply, Smit was playing for the wrong'un and thuds around his shin. Seems like they are in hurry. 147/8
View dismissal Z Groenewald lbw b Mohammad Nabi 0 7 5 0 0 0.00
54.4 arm ball, quicker, flatter. Zhiv was playing for the turn but it doesn't as it thuds on his pad. Out without scoring. 149/9
View dismissal T Lungameni b Mohammad Nabi 2 27 18 0 0 11.11
62.1 jaffa! Length ball on off stump, held its line and straightens enough to fox his defence as he played inside the line of the delivery and the ball kissed the off bail. 172/10
Extras (b 10, lb 5, nb 6) 21
  Total (all out; 62.1 overs; 244 mins) 172 (2.76 runs per over)
  Bowling O M R W Econ  
View wicket Dawlat Zadran 13 3 53 1 4.07 (2nb)
36.5 to Kotze, lbw 110/4
  Yamin Ahmadzai 6 0 24 0 4.00
View wickets Mohammad Nabi 20.1 8 25 5 1.23
11.5 to Baard, sweeps and off the glove, the ball lobs up behind the wicket and Asghar at leg slip takes the catch. 41/1
35.5 to Erasmus, lbw 109/3
39.4 to Ya France, caught Samiullah Shenwari 114/5
54.4 to Groenewald, arm ball, quicker, flatter. Zhiv was playing for the turn but it doesn't as it thuds on his pad. Out without scoring. 149/9
62.1 to Lungameni, jaffa! Length ball on off stump, held its line and straightens enough to fox his defence as he played inside the line of the delivery and the ball kissed the off bail. 172/10
  Samiullah Shenwari 3 2 2 0 0.66
View wicket Rahmat Shah 10 4 22 1 2.20
44.4 to Snyman, could be close and yes! Tossed up on off, doesn't pick the wrong one, misses his bat and thuds around the shin. Loud cry and it was heading middle. 126/6
View wickets Zahir Khan 10 2 31 3 3.10 (4nb)
23.2 to Green, strikes the pad in line with the off stump, loud appeal and given. 53/2
53.2 to Burger, gone! Slow and loopy on off, spun back in sharply, missed his bat and struck on the back pad. Boom easy decision 147/7
53.4 to Smit, another one bites the dust. Slower again and spun back in sharply, Smit was playing for the wrong'un and thuds around his shin. Seems like they are in hurry. 147/8
  Afghanistan 1st innings R M B 4s 6s SR
View dismissal Mohammad Shahzad c Erasmus b Snyman 139 272 244 15 1 56.96
79.3 sweeps and gets the glove to the leg slip fielder, Erasmus. 225/4
View dismissal Noor Ali Zadran lbw b Groenewald 29 81 57 4 0 50.87
18.3 and Namibia gets the breakthrough..Groenewald able to get it for them...Comes round the wicket and pitches this on a length around the off stump, this slides on too quickly beating the defence of Zadran, strikes the pad and found infront of the stumps..This will do a great to their confidence after a poor start .. 79/1
View dismissal Asghar Stanikzai* c Smit b Snyman 37 96 91 6 0 40.65
49.1 goes for the slog and hits it straight down the throat of Smit at deep midwicket. 166/2
View dismissal Rahmat Shah c Scholtz b Ya France 7 39 31 0 0 22.58
59.3 goes for the big heave and miscues to the fielder at midwicket. 186/3
View dismissal Hashmatullah Shahidi c Snyman b Groenewald 10 68 56 1 0 17.85
80.6 uses his feet and hits in the air forward of square leg and Snyman takes the catch. 227/5
View dismissal Mohammad Nabi b Lungameni 20 60 51 1 1 39.21
94.5 exposes his leg stump as he shuffles across and looking to glance it fine. 258/7
View dismissal Samiullah Shenwari c †Green b Lungameni 7 43 31 1 0 22.58
92.2 angled across and an outside edge as Shenwari prods forward. 257/6
Afsar Zazai not out 49 106 93 5 0 52.68
View dismissal Dawlat Zadran c Groenewald b Snyman 27 65 43 5 0 62.79
111.6 hit in the air down the ground to long on and Groenewald takes the catch. 321/8
View dismissal Yamin Ahmadzai c Erasmus b Snyman 0 22 12 0 0 0.00
117.3 pushes forward and finds the edge to the backward short leg fielder and Erasmus takes a good catch. 333/9
View dismissal Zahir Khan st †Green b Groenewald 0 5 4 0 0 0.00
118.5 goes for a slog sweep and misses it completely and Green collects the ball and whips off the bails, it was a close thing, the bat bounced off the ground and the bails go at the same time. 334/10
Extras (b 4, lb 5) 9
  Total (all out; 118.5 overs; 428 mins) 334 (2.81 runs per over)
  Bowling O M R W Econ
  SF Burger 13 2 32 0 2.46
  JJ Smit 11 4 37 0 3.36
View wickets T Lungameni 10 0 42 2 4.20
92.2 to Samiullah Shenwari, angled across and an outside edge as Shenwari prods forward. 257/6
94.5 to Mohammad Nabi, exposes his leg stump as he shuffles across and looking to glance it fine. 258/7
View wickets Z Groenewald 26.5 8 84 3 3.13
18.3 to Noor Ali Zadran, and Namibia gets the breakthrough..Groenewald able to get it for them...Comes round the wicket and pitches this on a length around the off stump, this slides on too quickly beating the defence of Zadran, strikes the pad and found infront of the stumps..This will do a great to their confidence after a poor start .. 79/1
80.6 to Hashmatullah Shahidi, uses his feet and hits in the air forward of square leg and Snyman takes the catch. 227/5
118.5 to Zahir Khan, goes for a slog sweep and misses it completely and Green collects the ball and whips off the bails, it was a close thing, the bat bounced off the ground and the bails go at the same time. 334/10
View wickets G Snyman 36 9 78 4 2.16
49.1 to Asghar Stanikzai, goes for the slog and hits it straight down the throat of Smit at deep midwicket. 166/2
79.3 to Mohammad Shahzad, sweeps and gets the glove to the leg slip fielder, Erasmus. 225/4
111.6 to Dawlat Zadran, hit in the air down the ground to long on and Groenewald takes the catch. 321/8
117.3 to Yamin Ahmadzai, pushes forward and finds the edge to the backward short leg fielder and Erasmus takes a good catch. 333/9
  NRP Scholtz 17 5 39 0 2.29
View wicket HN Ya France 5 1 13 1 2.60
59.3 to Rahmat Shah, goes for the big heave and miscues to the fielder at midwicket. 186/3
  Namibia 2nd innings R M B 4s 6s SR
View dismissal SJ Baard* lbw b Mohammad Nabi 4 7 4 0 0 100.00
1.6 quicker delivery and Baard in two minds, thinking of leaving it and it straightens hits the pad in line, loud appeal and given. 7/1
View dismissal HN Ya France lbw b Dawlat Zadran 40 135 91 5 0 43.95
33.2 he has done Waqar here. Full, swings in late and struck right in front. France doesn't look happy with the decision. 123/7
View dismissal ZE Green lbw b Mohammad Nabi 0 13 12 0 0 0.00
5.5 strikes the pad in line and loud appeal, given by the umpire. 9/2
View dismissal MG Erasmus lbw b Zahir Khan 35 54 47 4 2 74.46
19.1 he has struck first ball. Tossed up on middle and off, tried to pull but he was foxed by the spin on the ball as it thuds on his back pad. He just closed the face of the blade at the last moment as the ball missed his bat and went on to hit the pad. 66/3
View dismissal JP Kotze b Zahir Khan 18 20 17 3 0 105.88
24.5 bowled'em. It was a wrong one, quicker and flatter too. Kotze was hanging on the back foot and tries to play from the crease, doesn't pick the wong'un and it snaked through his defence to rattle the stumps. 89/4
View dismissal SF Burger c Mohammad Shahzad b Zahir Khan 2 16 15 0 0 13.33
28.3 edged and gone! Fuller on off stump and Burger goes for the drive, thickish outside edge and Shahzad snaffles a good catch, 106/5
View dismissal G Snyman c Dawlat Zadran b Zahir Khan 0 2 2 0 0 0.00
28.5 another one! What was he attempting to do there? Tossed up on middle and off, took on the full and tried to break the shackles early on. Doesn't get his timing right and Dawlat at mid-on, runs across and takes a good catch. 106/6
View dismissal NRP Scholtz b Dawlat Zadran 9 21 16 1 0 56.25
33.6 no way he could have played that. Fuller from around the stumps, swings in from outside off. Scholtz was late in getting his bat down and it was way too late. Boom! Off pole gets a whack. 124/8
View dismissal JJ Smit c Mohammad Shahzad b Zahir Khan 2 8 6 0 0 33.33
34.4 Five-for for Zahir. Tossed up on off stump, wrong one too. Smit gets on the front foot and edges to Shahzad at first slip. And some Champion Dance celebrations from Shahzad. 126/9
View dismissal Z Groenewald b Dawlat Zadran 1 9 4 0 0 25.00
35.3 Yes Sir! It swung in this time around, Groenewald was hanging on the back foot and it rattles the off pole. What a performance from Afghanistan. They have outplayed the opposition in all aspects of the game. 126/10
T Lungameni not out 0 4 2 0 0 0.00
Extras (b 7, lb 5, nb 3) 15
  Total (all out; 35.3 overs; 144 mins) 126 (3.54 runs per over)
  Bowling O M R W Econ  
View wickets Dawlat Zadran 4.3 1 7 3 1.55
33.2 to Ya France, he has done Waqar here. Full, swings in late and struck right in front. France doesn't look happy with the decision. 123/7
33.6 to Scholtz, no way he could have played that. Fuller from around the stumps, swings in from outside off. Scholtz was late in getting his bat down and it was way too late. Boom! Off pole gets a whack. 124/8
35.3 to Groenewald, Yes Sir! It swung in this time around, Groenewald was hanging on the back foot and it rattles the off pole. What a performance from Afghanistan. They have outplayed the opposition in all aspects of the game. 126/10
View wickets Mohammad Nabi 14 5 37 2 2.64
1.6 to Baard, quicker delivery and Baard in two minds, thinking of leaving it and it straightens hits the pad in line, loud appeal and given. 7/1
5.5 to Green, strikes the pad in line and loud appeal, given by the umpire. 9/2
  Samiullah Shenwari 5 0 23 0 4.60
  Yamin Ahmadzai 4 0 16 0 4.00 (1nb)
View wickets Zahir Khan 8 0 31 5 3.87 (2nb)
19.1 to Erasmus, he has struck first ball. Tossed up on middle and off, tried to pull but he was foxed by the spin on the ball as it thuds on his back pad. He just closed the face of the blade at the last moment as the ball missed his bat and went on to hit the pad. 66/3
24.5 to Kotze, bowled'em. It was a wrong one, quicker and flatter too. Kotze was hanging on the back foot and tries to play from the crease, doesn't pick the wong'un and it snaked through his defence to rattle the stumps. 89/4
28.3 to Burger, edged and gone! Fuller on off stump and Burger goes for the drive, thickish outside edge and Shahzad snaffles a good catch, 106/5
28.5 to Snyman, another one! What was he attempting to do there? Tossed up on middle and off, took on the full and tried to break the shackles early on. Doesn't get his timing right and Dawlat at mid-on, runs across and takes a good catch. 106/6
34.4 to Smit, Five-for for Zahir. Tossed up on off stump, wrong one too. Smit gets on the front foot and edges to Shahzad at first slip. And some Champion Dance celebrations from Shahzad. 126/9

Match details


Toss - Namibia
Points - Afghanistan 20, Namibia 0
Player of the match - Mohammad Shahzad (Afghanistan)
Umpires - Ahmed Shah Pakteen (Afghanistan) and Sharfuddoula (Bangladesh)
Match referee - GF Labrooy (Sri Lanka)
Reserve umpire - Ahmed Shah Durrani (Afghanistan)
Close of play
  • Sun, 10 Apr - day 1 - Afghanistan 1st innings 126/1 (Mohammad Shahzad 74*, Asghar Stanikzai 21*, 33 ov)
  • Mon, 11 Apr - day 2 - Namibia 2nd innings 19/2 (HN Ya France 7*, MG Erasmus 3*, 10 ov)
  • Tue, 12 Apr - day 3 - Namibia 2nd innings 126 (35.3 ov) - end of match
 
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