ICC World Twenty20 Qualifier - 45th match, Group B

Afghanistan v Nepal

Afghanistan won by 9 wickets (with 4 balls remaining)

4:55pm: Weather is quite clear now and we are about to start. And again match has been reduced to 7 overs per side.

4:30pm: And No! It started pouring once again, players are making their way back to the pavilion and covers are coming in. We will be back as soon as we have anything positive to report.

Naeem Khan: "I have been waiting for this occation from long time, but sad to see rain on such day. There are only few teams where Afghan can evalute thier streingh and Nepal was one of them."

Solar Shrestha: "If rain interrupt the game and match be abandoned, will it be beneficial for Nepal in terms of qualifying to World Cup T20..." - Shrestha: Both the teams will be awarded with a point if play is not possible, you can have a look at the current standings here.

Prabesh: "This was an important match for both the team especially for Nepal well it all seems like now its difficult for Nepalese team to top the group with a draw against Afghan"

Dev: "Very much Disappointed with this rain. I was waiting for long to see this interesting match between my Nepal and Afganistan. I love Afganistan cricket and their fans and this would be a nice clash between we two side fans too."

Afghanistan won the toss and elected to field.

Hello and welcome to the live coverage of the match between Afghanistan and Nepal. After the first match been washed out due to rain, we are going to have a delayed start here too. After inspecting the ground twice, umpires have decided to have a 10 overs per side game and match will start at 4:30pm.

0.1

Shapoor Zadran to Khakurel, 1 run

0.2

Shapoor Zadran to Sagar Pun, no run

0.3

Shapoor Zadran to Sagar Pun, 1 run, back of a length delivery on off stump and quietly guides it to third man

0.4

Shapoor Zadran to Khakurel, no run, banged in short and fends to off side, batsmen fancies a single but his partner denies

0.5

Shapoor Zadran to Khakurel, no run, goes fuller this time and he goes for the almighty heave, play and a miss

0.6

Shapoor Zadran to Khakurel, 1 run, length delivery onto his body, nudged to on side and scampers for a quick single

End of over 1 (3 runs) Nepal 3/0
SP Khakurel    2* (4b)      Shapoor Zadran    1-0-3-0
Sagar Pun    1* (2b)     

1.1

Dawlat Zadran to Khakurel, no run, back of a length delivery, pitched outside off and holds the line, Kakurel misses a wild swing

1.2

Dawlat Zadran to Khakurel, FOUR, back of a length delivery, once again outside off, Kakurel lofts it over the cover region and races away to the fence

1.3

Dawlat Zadran to Khakurel, no run, Dawlat keeps the same length outside off, Dawlat tries to glide through backward point, just missed his outside edge

1.4

Dawlat Zadran to Khakurel, SIX, back of a length outside off, Khakurel backs away and make some room to clover it over the extra cover, huge roar there in the stands

1.5

Dawlat Zadran to Khakurel, (no ball) 1 run, he over steps and a catch at third man but safe! back of a length delivery, outside off and a top edge landed up at the hands of third man

1.5

Dawlat Zadran to Sagar Pun, 1 bye

1.6

Dawlat Zadran to Khakurel, 2 runs, length delivery, on middle and leg, flicks it away to deep square leg for a couple

End of over 2 (15 runs) Nepal 18/0
SP Khakurel    15* (10b 1x4 1x6)      Dawlat Zadran    1-0-14-0
Sagar Pun    1* (3b)      Shapoor Zadran    1-0-3-0

2.1

Karim Sadiq to Sagar Pun, SIX, tossed up delivery, on off, Sagar steps out and launced it to midwicket fence

2.2

Karim Sadiq to Sagar Pun, 2 runs, round the wicket, low full toss on off, lofts it to midwicket for a couple

2.3

Karim Sadiq to Sagar Pun, 1 run

2.4

Karim Sadiq to Khakurel, no run, flatter and quicker outside off, beaten

2.5

Karim Sadiq to Khakurel, 1 run, length delivery, down leg, works it behind square leg

2.6

Karim Sadiq to Sagar Pun, SIX, flighted delivery, on middle stump, bends down and hammers it over midwicket

End of over 3 (16 runs) Nepal 34/0
Sagar Pun    16* (7b 2x6)      Karim Sadiq    1-0-16-0
SP Khakurel    16* (12b 1x4 1x6)      Dawlat Zadran    1-0-14-0

3.1

Mirwais Ashraf to Khakurel, OUT, He strikes with the first delivery! Back of a length delivery pitched on middle and off, angling back into Khakurel. He goes for a pull and this was not that short and he misses it. Ball struck on his back pad and it ricochet back onto the leg stump.

SP Khakurel b Mirwais Ashraf 16 (15m 13b 1x4 1x6) SR: 123.07

3.2

Mirwais Ashraf to Khadka, 2 runs, length delivery, straying on the pads, works it to deep fine leg for a couple

3.3

Mirwais Ashraf to Khadka, 1 run, back of a length delivery, on middle and leg, pushes it to long-on

3.4

Mirwais Ashraf to Sagar Pun, 1 run, back of a length delivery, on off, swings hard at it, leading edge fall short of long-off

3.5

Mirwais Ashraf to Khadka, 1 run

3.6

Mirwais Ashraf to Sagar Pun, no run, back of a length delivery, angled in from outside off. flash and a miss

End of over 4 (5 runs) Nepal 39/1
Sagar Pun    17* (9b 2x6)      Mirwais Ashraf    1-0-5-1
P Khadka    4* (3b)      Karim Sadiq    1-0-16-0

4.1

Shapoor Zadran to Khadka, OUT, gone! fuller from round the stumps, skipper goes for the big heave over long on but bat turned in his hand and ended up finding Shafiqullah at long on

P Khadka c Shafiqullah b Shapoor Zadran 4 (6m 4b 0x4 0x6) SR: 100.00

4.2

Shapoor Zadran to Sagar Pun, 2 runs, length delivery from round the wicket, slaps it back past the bowler for a couple

4.3

Shapoor Zadran to Sagar Pun, 1 run, slower delivery on off stump and almost foxed him, steered to off side for a single

4.4

Shapoor Zadran to Malla, 1 run

4.5

Shapoor Zadran to Sagar Pun, 1 run, well pitched up delivery on off stump, Sagar waits and nudged to deep covers for a single

4.6

Shapoor Zadran to Malla, 2 runs, length delivery on off stump and an agricultural slog to covers for a couple

End of over 5 (7 runs) Nepal 46/2
G Malla    3* (2b)      Shapoor Zadran    2-0-10-1
Sagar Pun    21* (12b 2x6)      Mirwais Ashraf    1-0-5-1

5.1

Mirwais Ashraf to Sagar Pun, 1 run, over pitched delivery on middle and leg, whacked back past the bowler for only a single

5.2

Mirwais Ashraf to Malla, 1 run

5.3

Mirwais Ashraf to Sagar Pun, OUT, you miss - I hit, pitched up delivery on off stump, Sagar shuffled across and goes for the kill but the ball sneaked through his slog and disturbs the castle

Sagar Pun b Mirwais Ashraf 22 (28m 14b 0x4 2x6) SR: 157.14

5.4

Mirwais Ashraf to Bhandari, FOUR, innovative! back of a length delivery and nicely scooped over short fine leg

5.5

Mirwais Ashraf to Bhandari, 1 run, fuller on middle and off, Malla walked across and slogged to deep mid-wicket for a single and retains the strike

5.6

Mirwais Ashraf to Malla, 1 run

End of over 6 (8 runs) Nepal 54/3
G Malla    5* (4b)      Mirwais Ashraf    2-0-13-2
B Bhandari    5* (2b 1x4)      Shapoor Zadran    2-0-10-1

Final-Over

6.1

Mohammad Nabi to Malla, FOUR, edge and beats the dive, fuller outside off and slogged to short third man region

6.2

Mohammad Nabi to Malla, SIX, that's a huge one from Malla. Full toss on middle and he stays on his crease and launched it over midwicket

6.3

Mohammad Nabi to Malla, 1 run, in and out, fuller and smothered to long on, fielder sets himself for an easy catch but spills a dolly

6.4

Mohammad Nabi to Bhandari, 1 run, length delivery, down leg, pushes to long-on

6.5

Mohammad Nabi to Malla, SIX, over cooked a fuller delivery and bowled a juicy low full toss on middle and leg, bread on butter at business end of an innings and whacked it over square leg fence for a maximum. Much needed.

Last ball of the innings

6.6

Mohammad Nabi to Malla, 1 run, flatter and quicker on middle, Malla shuffle across and works it to short fine leg for a single

Do join us for the chase.

End of over 7 (19 runs) Nepal 73/3
G Malla    23* (9b 1x4 2x6)      Mohammad Nabi    1-0-19-0
B Bhandari    6* (3b 1x4)      Mirwais Ashraf    2-0-13-2
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Photos

Nov 22, 2013

Karim Sadiq holds the Afghanistan flag after beating Nepal, Afghanistan v Nepal, ICC World Twenty20 Qualifiers, Group B, Sharjah, November 22, 2013

Karim Sadiq holds the Afghanistan flag after beating Nepal

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Nov 22, 2013

Mohammad Shahzad smashed an unbeaten 43 to guide Afghanistan to victory, Afghanistan v Nepal, ICC World Twenty20 Qualifiers, Group B, Sharjah, November 22, 2013

Mohammad Shahzad smashed an unbeaten 43 to guide Afghanistan to victory

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