ICC World Twenty20 - 6th match, Group A

Afghanistan v England

England won by 116 runs

1.5

Dawlat Zadran to Wright, no run, back of a length at the batsman, sits in the crease and blocks

1.6

Dawlat Zadran to Wright, no run, there's definitely some juice in this pitch, Wright hit on the glove as one rears off a length, he manages to jab it towards point

England 5/1   LJ Wright 0* (2b)

2.5

Shapoor Zadran to Wright, no run, another one stays low as Wright swings and misses outside off

2.6

Shapoor Zadran to Wright, FOUR, he connects this time, smiting the ball low between point and cover, it slows up on its way to rope but Wright is off the mark

England 10/1   LJ Wright 4* (4b 1x4)

3.3

Dawlat Zadran to Wright, FOUR, crump, that's gone! Dawlat dug the ball in but Wright was quickly back and in position to roundhouse the ball over midwicket and away for another boundary

3.4

Dawlat Zadran to Wright, no run, top response from the bowler, filleting Wright with one that leaps off a length and goes between bat and body and over the stumps

3.5

Dawlat Zadran to Wright, no run, length ball outside off, zips off the pitch as Wright advances and attempts to hit him into the Indian Ocean, only to fail to connect

3.6

Dawlat Zadran to Wright, no run, he gets it right now, full and wide and the ball stays low, Wright hacks off the back foot and under-edges low through to the keeper

England 15/1   LJ Wright 8* (8b 2x4)

4.5

Shapoor Zadran to Wright, FOUR, full of a length and outside off, Wright stuffs this back down the ground past mid-off, so fine it almost clocked Hales on the box on its way back

4.6

Shapoor Zadran to Wright, SIX, oh, that's gone a long way, steps out and cream-crackers an overpitched delivery over long-on, Wright's Popeye forearms doing maximum damage

England 38/1   LJ Wright 18* (10b 3x4 1x6)

5.2

Izatullah Dawlatzai to Wright, no run, beats Wright's loose prod outside the line of off

5.3

Izatullah Dawlatzai to Wright, FOUR, pitched up outside off, crashed low through point, opens the face and the ball skitters away to the rope

5.4

Izatullah Dawlatzai to Wright, 1 run, length ball, pushed into the covers coming forward

England 44/1   LJ Wright 23* (13b 4x4 1x6)

6.1

Samiullah Shenwari to Wright, 1 run, tossed up outside off, cut through point to the man on the rope

6.5

Samiullah Shenwari to Wright, no run, tossed up around off stump, gets forward and blocks

6.6

Samiullah Shenwari to Wright, 2 runs, touch short this time, Wright pulls through midwicket, not fully timed but it's between two men and they scamper a second

England 56/1   LJ Wright 26* (16b 4x4 1x6)

7.5

Karim Sadiq to Wright, 1 run, tossed up, plays across the line and gets a leading edge that loops in front of extra-cover

England 60/1   LJ Wright 27* (17b 4x4 1x6)

8.1

Samiullah Shenwari to Wright, 2 runs, tossed up outside off, sliced high over the infield and it falls safe out towards deep cover

8.2

Samiullah Shenwari to Wright, no run, pushed through outside off, plays and misses with an angled bat

8.3

Samiullah Shenwari to Wright, FOUR, floated up and Wright skips out, blaps the ball straight back down the ground for four to long-on

8.4

Samiullah Shenwari to Wright, 1 run, length ball outside off stump, pushed through the covers

England 67/1   LJ Wright 34* (21b 5x4 1x6)

9.1

Karim Sadiq to Wright, OUT, full and Wright attacks, drives low back down the track and hits the stumps ... Sadiq got a finger on it, though, and Hales is on his way, run-out backing up! That's unfortunate but sharp work from Sadiq, who got down quickly and just got a touch on the ball as it bounced up and into the top of middle stump

AD Hales run out 31 (39m 27b 5x4 0x6) SR: 114.81

9.2

Karim Sadiq to Wright, 1 run, legspinner, outside the line of off, cuts and a thick edge squirts to short third man, who does well to stop it skipping past him

9.4

Karim Sadiq to Wright, 2 runs, on the pads, flicked through backward square leg this time

9.5

Karim Sadiq to Wright, no run, short of a length, pitched outside leg from around the wicket, Wright misses with a fiddle and is hit on the pad

9.6

Karim Sadiq to Wright, 1 run, pushed through, bit of bounce, flipped in the air through square leg

England 74/2   LJ Wright 38* (26b 5x4 1x6)

10.1

Samiullah Shenwari to Wright, 1 run, tossed up outside off, pushed through the covers for one

10.3

Samiullah Shenwari to Wright, no run, beats Wright's flashing blade outside off with the regulation legbreak

10.4

Samiullah Shenwari to Wright, 1 run, straighter line, goes back and chops towards point, it's not straight at the man and they're able to steal one

10.6

Samiullah Shenwari to Wright, 1 run, pushed through on leg stump, worked off the pads through square leg

England 79/2   LJ Wright 41* (30b 5x4 1x6)

11.1

Mohammad Nabi to Wright, 1 run, back of a length, dropped short of point for one

11.4

Mohammad Nabi to Wright, 1 run, drags his length down as Wright leaves the crease, waits on it and then taps to long-on

England 82/2   LJ Wright 43* (32b 5x4 1x6)

12.2

Samiullah Shenwari to Wright, SIX, over the wicket now from Sadiq and over the rope by Wright! It was tossed up on leg stump, Wright cleared space and boffed it high back down the ground - that landed pretty much in the front row of seats

12.3

Samiullah Shenwari to Wright, 1 run, pushed through a little quicker on the pads, tucked square - that's fifty for Wright

12.6

Samiullah Shenwari to Wright, FOUR, flighted outside off, agricultural heave towards an agricultural part of the ground, the ball skipping away to the rope at cow corner

England 99/2   LJ Wright 54* (35b 6x4 2x6)

13.2

Mohammad Nabi to Wright, 1 run, full and outside the line of off, gets down on one knee and sweeps hard and low through square leg

13.4

Mohammad Nabi to Wright, 1 run, slower, looping delivery from Nabi, as Wright again advances, has to wait and taps through the covers for one

England 103/2   LJ Wright 56* (37b 6x4 2x6)

14.1

Dawlat Zadran to Wright, 1 run, pitched up full and fast, clipped off the pads to deep square leg

14.3

Dawlat Zadran to Wright, no run, wide on the crease, slower ball, well outside off, bobbles through low as Wright carves a constellation above it

14.4

Dawlat Zadran to Wright, 1 run, back of a length, takes the pace off again, steered to third man

14.6

Dawlat Zadran to Wright, no run, slower ball again, touch of the Dernbachs as it comes out the back of the hand, Wright picked up but slammed his drive straight back at the bowler, its hits Dawlat's boot and deflects to mid-off - dot ball and a grin from Dawlat

England 109/2   LJ Wright 58* (41b 6x4 2x6)

15.3

Mohammad Nabi to Wright, FOUR, reverses the grip, has to wait on a slow offbreak that sits up, Wright swipes it towards short fine leg and the ball spins and evades the fielder, running through his legs and away for four

15.4

Mohammad Nabi to Wright, SIX, another maximum, a full-blooded mow outside off, not the cleanest of connections but it came off the middle of the edge and flew over long-off

15.5

Mohammad Nabi to Wright, FOUR, chopped into the leg side, out toward deep midwicket, who is foxed by the bounce and the ball spins off his fingertips and on to the ropes

15.6

Mohammad Nabi to Wright, 1 run, tossed up and swiped through midwicket for a single

England 131/2   LJ Wright 73* (45b 8x4 3x6)

16.1

Izatullah Dawlatzai to Wright, 1 run, full and straight, bump balled back down the ground to long-on

16.4

Izatullah Dawlatzai to Wright, 1 run, full-toss, on the stumps, bunted back past the bowler

England 141/2   LJ Wright 75* (47b 8x4 3x6)

17.2

Mohammad Nabi to Wright, 1 run, dropped, miscues a heave outside the line of off, the ball loops off the edge towards short third man, where Dawlatzai juggles like a circus act before putting the chance down!

England 144/3   LJ Wright 76* (48b 8x4 3x6)

18.3

Izatullah Dawlatzai to Wright, SIX, pitched up on the stumps, steps across outside off and swings the ball high to deep midwicket, where Stankikzai, I think, takes the catch (which won't count) and then steps on the rope to concede six! If it's not one thing, it's the other for Afghanistan's fielders!

18.4

Izatullah Dawlatzai to Wright, SIX, pitched up and smashed over long-off, Wright is seeing it like a beach ball now

18.5

Izatullah Dawlatzai to Wright, SIX, full and straight and right in Wright's slot again, he cashes in, mullering another straight slog down the ground, it lands metres beyond the boundary rope at long-on

18.6

Izatullah Dawlatzai to Wright, 1 run, dragged short, maybe a touch slower, pulled low towards deep square leg for one

England 187/4   LJ Wright 95* (52b 8x4 6x6)

19.1

Dawlat Zadran to Wright, 1 run, full bunger, Wright can't get under it and clatters the ball low down the ground to long-on

19.4

Dawlat Zadran to Wright, 1 run, pitched up, tailing in towards leg stump, good ball from Dawlat and Wright chops it on to his front pad and it rolls away on the off side

19.6

Dawlat Zadran to Wright, 2 runs, low full-toss, gets under it but the ball comes off the bottom part of the bat, loops out towards wide long-on but the fielder gets round, so they can only scamper two and Wright is stuck on 99 not out!

England 196/5   LJ Wright 99* (55b 8x4 6x6)
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Sep 21, 2012

Jonny Bairstow struck his first ball into the stands, Afghanistan v England, World Twenty20 2012, Group A, Colombo, September 21, 2012

Jonny Bairstow struck his first ball into the stands

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Sep 21, 2012

An Afghanistan supporter holds a placard , Afghanistan v England, World Twenty20 2012, Group A, Colombo, September 21, 2012

An Afghanistan supporter holds a placard

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