ICC World Twenty20, 6th Match, Group A: Afghanistan v England at Colombo (RPS), Sep 21, 2012
ICC World Twenty20 - 6th match, Group A
England won by 116 runs
Played at R Premadasa Stadium, Colombo (neutral venue)
21 September 2012 - night match (20-over match)

Dawlat Zadran to Hales, FOUR, length ball, seaming away off the pitch, Hales flashes and gets a BIG outside edge over first slip for four, the first runs of the innings

England 4/1   AD Hales 4* (1b 1x4)   Dawlat Zadran 0.1-0-4-0

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)   Shapoor Zadran 2-1-5-1

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

England 15/1   LJ Wright 8* (5b 2x4)   Dawlat Zadran 1.3-0-10-0

Shapoor Zadran to Hales, FOUR, short and wide and drilled in front of point off the back foot, meaty swing of the bat from Hales

England 23/1   AD Hales 11* (12b 2x4)   Shapoor Zadran 2.2-1-9-1

Shapoor Zadran to Hales, FOUR, too full on leg stump this time, flicked on the 45 and the fielder on the edge of the circle can't quite get there, four more

England 27/1   AD Hales 15* (13b 3x4)   Shapoor Zadran 2.3-1-13-1

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

England 32/1   LJ Wright 12* (9b 3x4)   Shapoor Zadran 2.5-1-18-1

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

England 43/1   LJ Wright 22* (12b 4x4 1x6)   Izatullah Dawlatzai 0.3-0-5-0

Izatullah Dawlatzai to Hales, FOUR, touch full, on the stumps and that's a nice pace for Hales to lofted four back down the ground, back over the bowler's head

England 48/1   AD Hales 21* (16b 4x4)   Izatullah Dawlatzai 0.5-0-10-0

Izatullah Dawlatzai to Hales, FOUR, full and straight and again drilled back down the ground, excellent timing from Hales, slight readjustment and pinged fine past mid-on

England 52/1   AD Hales 25* (17b 5x4)   Izatullah Dawlatzai 1-0-14-0

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

England 66/1   LJ Wright 33* (20b 5x4 1x6)   Samiullah Shenwari 1.3-0-10-0

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)   Samiullah Shenwari 4-0-33-0

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

England 120/2   LJ Wright 62* (42b 7x4 2x6)   Mohammad Nabi 2.3-0-21-0

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

England 130/2   LJ Wright 72* (44b 8x4 3x6)   Mohammad Nabi 2.5-0-31-0

Izatullah Dawlatzai to Morgan, (no ball) FOUR, lofted high extra-cover, skips out and picks the gap - and it's a no-ball. The Afghanistan ship is springing leaks all over the place

England 139/2   EJG Morgan 26* (20b 1x4 1x6)   Izatullah Dawlatzai 1.2-0-22-0

Mohammad Nabi to Buttler, FOUR, tossed up outside off and creamed low through extra-cover, the ball rifled to the rope

England 148/3   JC Buttler 4* (2b 1x4)   Mohammad Nabi 3.3-0-39-0

Mohammad Nabi to Buttler, FOUR, full and outside off, picked up and blazed over cover for four more, such clean striking from Buttler

England 154/3   JC Buttler 10* (4b 2x4)   Mohammad Nabi 3.5-0-45-0

Izatullah Dawlatzai to Buttler, FOUR, dug in at the man and Buttler serves this up over deep midwicket for a one-bounce four

England 159/3   JC Buttler 15* (6b 3x4)   Izatullah Dawlatzai 2.1-0-28-1

Dawlat Zadran to Bairstow, FOUR, pitched up on the stumps, Bairstow scoops h-i-g-h into the leg side, it lands between deep midwicket and wide long-on and bounces over the rope

England 192/4   JM Bairstow 11* (3b 1x4 1x6)   Dawlat Zadran 3.2-0-18-0





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