ICC World Twenty20 Qualifier, 68th Match, 1st Semi-Final: Afghanistan v Nepal at Abu Dhabi, Nov 29, 2013
Afghanistan won by 7 wickets (with 34 balls remaining)
Played at Sheikh Zayed Stadium, Abu Dhabi (neutral venue)
29 November 2013 (20-over match)
  Nepal innings (20 overs maximum) R M B 4s 6s SR
View dismissal SP Khakurel c Noor Ali Zadran b Izatullah Dawlatzai 3 18 10 0 0 30.00
3.2 Aggression ended up Khakurel's innings. He bangs it short this time on middle and off. Khakurel swivels and goes for the pull over midwicket. Beaten by the pace and off the top edge skies towards mid-on. Noor Ali again settles under it and holds it comfortably. 11/2
View dismissal Sagar Pun c Noor Ali Zadran b Izatullah Dawlatzai 2 7 5 0 0 40.00
1.4 And Dawlatzai delivers it on the very first over. He was getting the inward movement from the start of this over, this time also on a length pitches outside off and nips back in sharply. Sagar stays on his crease and tries to clear mid-on but ended up hitting it straight into the hands of Noor Ali there. 4/1
View dismissal G Malla lbw b Samiullah Shenwari 14 31 23 1 0 60.86
8.3 And now Nepal in great trouble, lost their fourth wicket. Shenwari bowls a flatter length delivery on middle stump which straightens. Malla plays for the spin and it goes through to hit his back pad. That's plumb infront! 35/4
View dismissal P Khadka* st †Mohammad Shahzad b Samiullah Shenwari 13 14 11 2 0 118.18
6.6 And Shenwari gets the captain out. A flatter and quicker delivery outside off which straightens and Khadka thinks the other way. He comes out and tries to slash it hard but ball beats his edge and keeper removes the bails before he can drag his foot back. 32/3
View dismissal B Bhandari lbw b Samiullah Shenwari 3 11 7 0 0 42.85
10.1 Another one bites the dust. Samiullah bowls a flatter delivery on off which spins in a bit and and also kept low to the expectation of Bhandari. He was a late to bring his bat down and went to struck his back pad, umpire raises the finger straightaway! 44/5
S Vesawkar not out 27 48 28 2 0 96.42
View dismissal PS Airee b Dawlat Zadran 7 14 15 0 0 46.66
14.2 Dawlat bowls a back of a length delivery from wide of the crease which shapes back in with good bounce and pace to Airee. He tries to dab it to off but ended up dragging it onto the stumps. Now even hundred looks a tough task for the Nepal team, they need to get a solution in real quick time if they want something challenging. 60/6
View dismissal B Regmi run out (Samiullah Shenwari) 8 15 13 0 0 61.53
17.5 from Izatullah Dawlatzai, Yorker length delivery on off and Regmi backs away to guide it to third man but gets it straight into the hands of backward point. Regmi already out of his crease in search of a single but Vesawkar send him back and a direct throw from Shenwari gets him back into the hut. 75/7
View dismissal SP Gauchan c Nawroz Mangal b Dawlat Zadran 2 4 4 0 0 50.00
18.4 Dawlat bows a length delivery from wide of the crease which kept low and straightens. Gauchan backs away and tries to loft it over the mid-off but it went flat towards the man there. Mangal moves a bit to his left and grabs it, that's the second wicket for Mangal. 78/8
JK Mukhiya not out 6 8 4 1 0 150.00
Extras (b 2, lb 2, w 1) 5
  Total (8 wickets; 20 overs) 90 (4.50 runs per over)
  Bowling O M R W Econ  
  Shapoor Zadran 4 0 13 0 3.25
View wickets Izatullah Dawlatzai 4 0 22 2 5.50 (1w)
1.4 to Sagar Pun, And Dawlatzai delivers it on the very first over. He was getting the inward movement from the start of this over, this time also on a length pitches outside off and nips back in sharply. Sagar stays on his crease and tries to clear mid-on but ended up hitting it straight into the hands of Noor Ali there. 4/1
3.2 to Khakurel, Aggression ended up Khakurel's innings. He bangs it short this time on middle and off. Khakurel swivels and goes for the pull over midwicket. Beaten by the pace and off the top edge skies towards mid-on. Noor Ali again settles under it and holds it comfortably. 11/2
View wickets Samiullah Shenwari 4 0 19 3 4.75
6.6 to Khadka, And Shenwari gets the captain out. A flatter and quicker delivery outside off which straightens and Khadka thinks the other way. He comes out and tries to slash it hard but ball beats his edge and keeper removes the bails before he can drag his foot back. 32/3
8.3 to Malla, And now Nepal in great trouble, lost their fourth wicket. Shenwari bowls a flatter length delivery on middle stump which straightens. Malla plays for the spin and it goes through to hit his back pad. That's plumb infront! 35/4
10.1 to Bhandari, Another one bites the dust. Samiullah bowls a flatter delivery on off which spins in a bit and and also kept low to the expectation of Bhandari. He was a late to bring his bat down and went to struck his back pad, umpire raises the finger straightaway! 44/5
  Mohammad Nabi 4 0 13 0 3.25
View wickets Dawlat Zadran 4 0 19 2 4.75
14.2 to Airee, Dawlat bowls a back of a length delivery from wide of the crease which shapes back in with good bounce and pace to Airee. He tries to dab it to off but ended up dragging it onto the stumps. Now even hundred looks a tough task for the Nepal team, they need to get a solution in real quick time if they want something challenging. 60/6
18.4 to Gauchan, Dawlat bows a length delivery from wide of the crease which kept low and straightens. Gauchan backs away and tries to loft it over the mid-off but it went flat towards the man there. Mangal moves a bit to his left and grabs it, that's the second wicket for Mangal. 78/8
  Afghanistan innings (target: 91 runs from 20 overs) R M B 4s 6s SR
View dismissal Mohammad Shahzad b Karn 5 4 4 1 0 125.00
0.5 And Karn gets the first wicket for Nepal. He bowls a short of a length delivery on middle and off which nips back in a bit and also kept low. Shahzad goes for a cut but misses it completely and it crashes onto the stumps. Huge cry from Karn and why not! 6/1
View dismissal Karim Sadiq c Gauchan b Karn 5 17 5 0 0 100.00
2.1 fuller in length outside off from Karn. Sadiq stays on his crease and played away from his body. He drives it straight into the hands of mid-off but that's a very low take! Umpires having a check if that carried or not? That looked very close, might have touched the ground before going to Gauchan's hand but tv umpire thinks that's a clean take and he has been given out. 11/2
Noor Ali Zadran retired hurt 1 4 4 0 0 25.00
View dismissal Nawroz Mangal st †Khakurel b Regmi 48 44 34 6 1 141.17
12.2 And a fine innings of Mangal comes to an end. Regmi bowls a tossed up delivery from round the wicket on middle and it spins away from the charging Mangal. He misses the line and keeper does the rest. A well deserved half-century been missed by him but his team is near to the victory. 80/3
Samiullah Shenwari not out 24 47 33 1 0 72.72
Gulbadin Naib not out 12 7 6 1 1 200.00
Extras (lb 1) 1
  Total (3 wickets; 14.2 overs) 96 (6.69 runs per over)
  Bowling O M R W Econ
View wickets A Karn 3 0 17 2 5.66
0.5 to Mohammad Shahzad, And Karn gets the first wicket for Nepal. He bowls a short of a length delivery on middle and off which nips back in a bit and also kept low. Shahzad goes for a cut but misses it completely and it crashes onto the stumps. Huge cry from Karn and why not! 6/1
2.1 to Karim Sadiq, fuller in length outside off from Karn. Sadiq stays on his crease and played away from his body. He drives it straight into the hands of mid-off but that's a very low take! Umpires having a check if that carried or not? That looked very close, might have touched the ground before going to Gauchan's hand but tv umpire thinks that's a clean take and he has been given out. 11/2
  JK Mukhiya 3 0 21 0 7.00
View wicket B Regmi 4 0 20 1 5.00
12.2 to Nawroz Mangal, And a fine innings of Mangal comes to an end. Regmi bowls a tossed up delivery from round the wicket on middle and it spins away from the charging Mangal. He misses the line and keeper does the rest. A well deserved half-century been missed by him but his team is near to the victory. 80/3
  SP Gauchan 3.2 0 20 0 6.00
  P Khadka 1 0 17 0 17.00

Match details


Toss - Afghanistan, who chose to field
Series - Afghanistan advanced
Player of the match - Samiullah Shenwari (Afghanistan)
Umpires - S Ravi (India) and JS Wilson (West Indies)
TV umpire - SJ Davis (Australia)
Match referee - GF Labrooy (Sri Lanka)
Reserve umpire - C Shamshuddin (India)

Match Notes


    • Noor Ali Zadran retired hurt at 8/1
 
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