ICC World Twenty20 Qualifier - 1st semi final

Afghanistan v Nepal

Afghanistan won by 7 wickets (with 34 balls remaining)

Sagar and Khakurel to open the batting for Nepal. Shapoor with the new ball.

Hello and welcome to the live coverage of the the first semi-final of ICC World Twenty20 Qualifier between Afghanistan and Nepal. Meanwhile as we wait for the team updates you can read how Nepal enters to the next World T20 in Bangladesh and the views from the team members here.

Toss: Afghanistan won the toss and elected to field.

0.1

Shapoor Zadran to Khakurel, no run, good length delivery, pitches on off and moves away, left alone

0.2

Shapoor Zadran to Khakurel, no run, keeps the same line and length once again, Khakurel lets it go once again

0.3

Shapoor Zadran to Khakurel, no run, on a length down leg, pushes it to on side

0.4

Shapoor Zadran to Khakurel, 1 run, back of a length delivery on leg, tucks away to square leg and gets the first run on the card

0.5

Shapoor Zadran to Sagar Pun, no run, back of a length delivery, pitches outside off and shapes away, shoulders arms by Sagar

0.6

Shapoor Zadran to Sagar Pun, 1 run, just fall short of the man at first slip, back of a length delivery outside off, kisses the outside edge

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

1.1

Izatullah Dawlatzai to Sagar Pun, 1 run, back of a length delivery angling in from outside off, steers to third man

1.2

Izatullah Dawlatzai to Khakurel, 1 leg bye, length delivery angling in from middle, off the pads and rolls to on side

1.3

Izatullah Dawlatzai to Sagar Pun, no run, this time he bowls down leg and it brushes the pads to the keeper

1.4

Izatullah Dawlatzai to Sagar Pun, OUT, 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.

Sagar Pun c Noor Ali Zadran b Izatullah Dawlatzai 2 (7m 5b 0x4 0x6) SR: 40.00

1.5

Izatullah Dawlatzai to Malla, no run, good length on middle and leg, pushes it to off

1.6

Izatullah Dawlatzai to Malla, FOUR, short and a widish delivery well outside off, Malla gets under it and cuts off his back foot to the point boundary

End of over 2 (6 runs) Nepal 8/1
G Malla    4* (2b 1x4)      Izatullah Dawlatzai    1-0-5-1
SP Khakurel    1* (5b)      Shapoor Zadran    1-0-2-0

2.1

Shapoor Zadran to Khakurel, no run, good length delivery on middle and leg, defends it off the back foot

2.2

Shapoor Zadran to Khakurel, 1 run, back of a length delivery on middle and leg, rocks back and a miscued pull to the left of mid-on

2.3

Shapoor Zadran to Malla, no run, lovely delivery, bowls that with some extra effort and gets the extra pace to beat the outside edge of Malla

2.4

Shapoor Zadran to Malla, no run, good length delivery pitches outside off and moves away with the angle, nothing much Malla can do to that!

2.5

Shapoor Zadran to Malla, 1 run, back of a length outside off, gets behind the line and dabs it to off and gets off the strike

2.6

Shapoor Zadran to Khakurel, 1 run, back of a length delivery on middle stump, Khakurel goes back and pushes it to mid-off for a quick single

End of over 3 (3 runs) Nepal 11/1
SP Khakurel    3* (8b)      Shapoor Zadran    2-0-5-0
G Malla    5* (5b 1x4)      Izatullah Dawlatzai    1-0-5-1

3.1

Izatullah Dawlatzai to Khakurel, no run, back of a length delivery outside off, dabs it from the crease to point off the back foot

3.2

Izatullah Dawlatzai to Khakurel, OUT, 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.

SP Khakurel c Noor Ali Zadran b Izatullah Dawlatzai 3 (18m 10b 0x4 0x6) SR: 30.00

3.3

Izatullah Dawlatzai to Malla, 1 run, good length on off, pushes it of the back foot

3.4

Izatullah Dawlatzai to Khadka, FOUR, cracker of a shot! fuller in length outside off and Khadka leans forward and drives it between point and cover to get off the mark with a boundary

3.5

Izatullah Dawlatzai to Khadka, no run, length delivery outside off, drives but straight to extra cover

3.6

Izatullah Dawlatzai to Khadka, no run, fuller outsdie off, driven it to mid-off

End of over 4 (5 runs) Nepal 16/2
P Khadka    4* (3b 1x4)      Izatullah Dawlatzai    2-0-10-2
G Malla    6* (6b 1x4)      Shapoor Zadran    2-0-5-0

4.1

Shapoor Zadran to Malla, no run, width offered outside off but Malla drives it straight to covers

4.2

Shapoor Zadran to Malla, no run, length delivery outside off and Malla slices it to diving cover

4.3

Shapoor Zadran to Malla, no run, back of a length moving away with the angle from middle, Malla dabs it to point

4.4

Shapoor Zadran to Malla, 1 run, steers a back of a length delivery outside off to third man and finally gets off the strike

4.5

Shapoor Zadran to Khadka, no run, length delivery on middle and off, blocks it off the front foot to off

4.6

Shapoor Zadran to Khadka, 1 run, keeps the same length outside off, this time Khadka able to beat the diving point with a steer and keeps the strike

End of over 5 (2 runs) Nepal 18/2
P Khadka    5* (5b 1x4)      Shapoor Zadran    3-0-7-0
G Malla    7* (10b 1x4)      Izatullah Dawlatzai    2-0-10-2

5.1

Izatullah Dawlatzai to Khadka, 1 wide, that's the frist wide of the innings, length delivery heading down leg

5.1

Izatullah Dawlatzai to Khadka, FOUR, back of a length delivery pitched ouside off and holds the line, Khadka punches it off the back foot to the right of covers and races away to the fence

5.2

Izatullah Dawlatzai to Khadka, 1 run, back of a length angling in from off, whips it off the pad to backward square leg

5.3

Izatullah Dawlatzai to Malla, 1 run, short of a length on leg, Malla works it infront of short fine leg

5.4

Izatullah Dawlatzai to Khadka, 1 run, good length angles in from well outside off, nudges to on side and goes for a quick single

5.5

Izatullah Dawlatzai to Malla, no run, touch short on off, miscued pull to mid-on, fall short of Noor Ali

5.6

Izatullah Dawlatzai to Malla, 1 run, fuller outside off and Malla gets behind the line and drives it to the left of extra cover, fielder gives a chase and kept it for a single only

End of over 6 (9 runs) Nepal 27/2
G Malla    9* (13b 1x4)      Izatullah Dawlatzai    3-0-19-2
P Khadka    11* (8b 2x4)      Shapoor Zadran    3-0-7-0

6.1

Samiullah Shenwari to Malla, 1 run, tossed up delivery on off, leans forward and drives it along the ground to long-off

6.2

Samiullah Shenwari to Khadka, 1 run, flatter delivery down leg, turns it around to the left of short fine leg

6.3

Samiullah Shenwari to Malla, 1 run, on middle and leg, pushes it off the back foot to on side

6.4

Samiullah Shenwari to Khadka, 1 run, full toss on middle and leg, punches it off the back foot to the wide of long-on

6.5

Samiullah Shenwari to Malla, 1 run, length delivery which straightens outside off, gets it to point

6.6

Samiullah Shenwari to Khadka, OUT, 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.

P Khadka st †Mohammad Shahzad b Samiullah Shenwari 13 (14m 11b 2x4 0x6) SR: 118.18

End of over 7 (5 runs) Nepal 32/3
     Samiullah Shenwari    1-0-5-1
G Malla    12* (16b 1x4)      Izatullah Dawlatzai    3-0-19-2

7.1

Mohammad Nabi to Malla, no run, on a length outside off, blocks it to on side

7.2

Mohammad Nabi to Malla, no run, huge appeal for lbw, flatter delivery outside off and he plants his front foot outisde off and gets it on the pad

7.3

Mohammad Nabi to Malla, 1 run, length delivery down leg, nudges to on side

7.4

Mohammad Nabi to Bhandari, 1 run, flatter delivery outsdie off, Bhandari gets off the mark with a push to off side

7.5

Mohammad Nabi to Malla, 1 run, length delivery outside off, steers it to backward point

7.6

Mohammad Nabi to Bhandari, no run, flatter and quicker outside off, beats the outside edge of Bhandari

End of over 8 (3 runs) Nepal 35/3
B Bhandari    1* (2b)      Mohammad Nabi    1-0-3-0
G Malla    14* (20b 1x4)      Samiullah Shenwari    1-0-5-1

8.1

Samiullah Shenwari to Malla, no run, tossed up delivery on off, pushes it back to the bowler

8.2

Samiullah Shenwari to Malla, no run, makes room by backing away to leg, gets a length delivery to point

8.3

Samiullah Shenwari to Malla, OUT, 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!

G Malla lbw b Samiullah Shenwari 14 (31m 23b 1x4 0x6) SR: 60.86

8.4

Samiullah Shenwari to Vesawkar, no run, full toss on leg, pushes it to mid-on

8.5

Samiullah Shenwari to Vesawkar, 2 runs, touch short outside off, cuts away off the back foot to backward point, over throws ended up in an extra run

8.6

Samiullah Shenwari to Vesawkar, FOUR, touch short on middle and leg, goes back and gets it to the midwicket boudary

End of over 9 (6 runs) Nepal 41/4
S Vesawkar    6* (3b 1x4)      Samiullah Shenwari    2-0-11-2
B Bhandari    1* (2b)      Mohammad Nabi    1-0-3-0

9.1

Mohammad Nabi to Bhandari, no run, flatter and quicker outsdie off, beats the outside edge of Bhandari

9.2

Mohammad Nabi to Bhandari, 1 run, fuller outside off, driven to sweeper cover off the front foot

9.3

Mohammad Nabi to Vesawkar, no run, length delivery outside off, blocks it off the front foot

9.4

Mohammad Nabi to Vesawkar, 1 run, flatter delivery outside off, pushes it to extra cover

9.5

Mohammad Nabi to Bhandari, no run, slower length delivery outside off, blocks it to off side

9.6

Mohammad Nabi to Bhandari, 1 run, sweeps a length delivery on middle and leg to backward square leg

End of over 10 (3 runs) Nepal 44/4
B Bhandari    3* (6b)      Mohammad Nabi    2-0-6-0
S Vesawkar    7* (5b 1x4)      Samiullah Shenwari    2-0-11-2

10.1

Samiullah Shenwari to Bhandari, OUT, 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!

B Bhandari lbw b Samiullah Shenwari 3 (11m 7b 0x4 0x6) SR: 42.85

10.2

Samiullah Shenwari to Airee, no run, short and wide outside off, misses a cut there by the new man

10.3

Samiullah Shenwari to Airee, no run, length delivery and took the outside edge of the Airee and keepers drops it

10.4

Samiullah Shenwari to Airee, no run, length delivery on middle and leg, pushes it back to the bowler

10.5

Samiullah Shenwari to Airee, 2 runs, fuller outside off, driven off the front foot to sweeper cover

10.6

Samiullah Shenwari to Airee, no run, fuller outside off and Airee misses a slash outsid eoff

End of over 11 (2 runs) Nepal 46/5
P Airee    2* (5b)      Samiullah Shenwari    3-0-13-3
S Vesawkar    7* (5b 1x4)      Mohammad Nabi    2-0-6-0

11.1

Mohammad Nabi to Vesawkar, 1 run, tossed up delivery on leg, turns it around to short fine leg

11.2

Mohammad Nabi to Airee, no run, flighted delivery on leg, pushes it to short midwicket

11.3

Mohammad Nabi to Airee, 1 run, on a length down leg, nudges around the corner and gets off the strike

11.4

Mohammad Nabi to Vesawkar, no run, Vesawkar pushes a length delivery back to the bowler

11.5

Mohammad Nabi to Vesawkar, 1 run, on a length on middle stump, drills it to long-on

11.6

Mohammad Nabi to Airee, 1 run, length delivery on middle and leg, works it behind square leg and brings the 50 for the team.

End of over 12 (4 runs) Nepal 50/5
P Airee    4* (8b)      Mohammad Nabi    3-0-10-0
S Vesawkar    9* (8b 1x4)      Samiullah Shenwari    3-0-13-3

12.1

Dawlat Zadran to Airee, 1 run, length delivery outside off, Airee slaps it sweeper cover

12.2

Dawlat Zadran to Vesawkar, no run, back of a length delivery outside off, dabs it point

12.3

Dawlat Zadran to Vesawkar, no run, keeps the same line and length and Vesawkar blocks it to off

12.4

Dawlat Zadran to Vesawkar, 1 run, length delivery outside off and Vesawkar drives it to backward point

12.5

Dawlat Zadran to Airee, no run, bangs it short outsid eoff and Airee lets it go to the keeper

12.6

Dawlat Zadran to Airee, 1 run, back of a length delivery angling in from off, dabs it down to off and gets a quick single

End of over 13 (3 runs) Nepal 53/5
P Airee    6* (11b)      Dawlat Zadran    1-0-3-0
S Vesawkar    10* (11b 1x4)      Mohammad Nabi    3-0-10-0

13.1

Samiullah Shenwari to Airee, no run, short and wide outside off, misses a cut

13.2

Samiullah Shenwari to Airee, 1 run, tossed up delivery on leg, pushes it to on side

13.3

Samiullah Shenwari to Vesawkar, FOUR, short and wide outside off, under cut it past short third man and it races to the boundary

13.4

Samiullah Shenwari to Vesawkar, no run, on a length outside off, pushes it back to the bowler

13.5

Samiullah Shenwari to Vesawkar, 1 run, flatter delivery outside off, gets it through the vacant cover region

13.6

Samiullah Shenwari to Airee, no run, length delivery down leg, off the pad to short fine leg and Shenwari brings a good end to his bowling quota.

End of over 14 (6 runs) Nepal 59/5
P Airee    7* (14b)      Samiullah Shenwari    4-0-19-3
S Vesawkar    15* (14b 2x4)      Dawlat Zadran    1-0-3-0

14.1

Dawlat Zadran to Vesawkar, 1 run, back of a length delivery angling in from off, dabs it to point and mis-field allows the single

14.2

Dawlat Zadran to Airee, OUT, 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.

P Airee b Dawlat Zadran 7 (14m 15b 0x4 0x6) SR: 46.66

14.3

Dawlat Zadran to Regmi, no run, back of a length outside off, blocks it to off

14.4

Dawlat Zadran to Regmi, 1 run, length delivery on middle and leg, works it for a single

14.5

Dawlat Zadran to Vesawkar, no run, bangs it short and Vesawkar ducks under it

14.6

Dawlat Zadran to Vesawkar, no run, back of a length delivery, outside off and Vesawkar gets it to diving point

End of over 15 (2 runs) Nepal 61/6
S Vesawkar    16* (17b 2x4)      Dawlat Zadran    2-0-5-1
B Regmi    1* (2b)      Samiullah Shenwari    4-0-19-3

15.1

Mohammad Nabi to Regmi, no run, length delivery on leg, off the pad to on side

15.2

Mohammad Nabi to Regmi, 1 leg bye, length delivery on off, off the pads for a leg bye

15.3

Mohammad Nabi to Vesawkar, no run, attempts a reverse sweep to a length delivery but unable to beat short third man

15.4

Mohammad Nabi to Vesawkar, 1 run, length delivery outside off, pushes it off the back foot to on side

15.5

Mohammad Nabi to Regmi, 2 runs, fuller outside off, works it to the wide of long-on for a couple

15.6

Mohammad Nabi to Regmi, no run, flatter delivery on middle and off, pushes it to cover

End of over 16 (4 runs) Nepal 65/6
B Regmi    3* (6b)      Mohammad Nabi    4-0-13-0
S Vesawkar    17* (19b 2x4)      Dawlat Zadran    2-0-5-1

16.1

Dawlat Zadran to Vesawkar, 1 run, back of a length delivery angling down leg, off the inside edge to fine leg

16.2

Dawlat Zadran to Regmi, 2 runs, back of a length delivery, outside off and slices it over point for a couple

16.3

Dawlat Zadran to Regmi, 1 run

16.4

Dawlat Zadran to Vesawkar, 1 run, back of a length delivery outside and nips back in and Vesawkar guides it to third man

16.5

Dawlat Zadran to Regmi, 1 run, touch short outside off, cuts away off the back foot to backward point

16.6

Dawlat Zadran to Vesawkar, 2 runs, full toss outide off, gets it off the back foot to deep point for a couple

End of over 17 (8 runs) Nepal 73/6
S Vesawkar    21* (22b 2x4)      Dawlat Zadran    3-0-13-1
B Regmi    7* (9b)      Mohammad Nabi    4-0-13-0

17.1

Izatullah Dawlatzai to Regmi, no run, short of a length delivery from round the wicket, moving away with the angle and misses a cut

17.2

Izatullah Dawlatzai to Regmi, 1 run, back of a length angling in from round the wicket, steers to third man

17.3

Izatullah Dawlatzai to Vesawkar, 1 run, back of a length on off and straightens, gets it through the vacant cover region

17.4

Izatullah Dawlatzai to Regmi, no run, back of a length angling in from outside off, backs away to to slice it but beaten

17.5

Izatullah Dawlatzai to Regmi, OUT, 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.

B Regmi run out 8 (15m 13b 0x4 0x6) SR: 61.53

17.6

Izatullah Dawlatzai to Gauchan, 1 run, length dleivery outside off and he drills it down to long-on and off the mark

End of over 18 (3 runs) Nepal 76/7
SP Gauchan    1* (1b)      Izatullah Dawlatzai    4-0-22-2
S Vesawkar    22* (23b 2x4)      Dawlat Zadran    3-0-13-1

18.1

Dawlat Zadran to Gauchan, no run, back of a length delivery angling from off, misses a drive

18.2

Dawlat Zadran to Gauchan, 1 run, pushes a length delivery outside off and goes for a risky single

18.3

Dawlat Zadran to Vesawkar, 1 run, low full toss down leg, gets it down to long-on

18.4

Dawlat Zadran to Gauchan, OUT, 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.

SP Gauchan c Nawroz Mangal b Dawlat Zadran 2 (4m 4b 0x4 0x6) SR: 50.00

18.5

Dawlat Zadran to Mukhiya, FOUR, length delivery on leg, pushes it to on side for a quick single, man at short midwicket shy at the stumps but misses the stumps by a mile and races away to the third man fence

18.6

Dawlat Zadran to Mukhiya, no run, length delivery outside off and a wild swing from the batsman

End of over 19 (6 runs) Nepal 82/8
JK Mukhiya    4* (2b 1x4)      Dawlat Zadran    4-0-19-2
S Vesawkar    23* (24b 2x4)      Izatullah Dawlatzai    4-0-22-2

19.1

Shapoor Zadran to Vesawkar, 2 runs, length delivery angling in from off, gets it over the extra cover region for a couple

19.2

Shapoor Zadran to Vesawkar, 1 run, length delivery outside off and Vesawkar gets it to extra cover

19.3

Shapoor Zadran to Mukhiya, 1 run, on a length down leg, drills it along the ground to long-off

19.4

Shapoor Zadran to Vesawkar, 1 run, full toss outside off, slices it over backward point and gets a single

asad: "wishing best of luck to afghanistan for the chase. they have played well in this tournamnet and hopefully they do the same in bangladesh"

19.5

Shapoor Zadran to Mukhiya, 1 run, fuller in length on middle and off, gets it to cover and a single taken

Round the wicket

19.6

Shapoor Zadran to Vesawkar, 2 byes, Vesawkar goes for a wild swing to a fuller length delivery outside off, that's definitely an outside edge to the keeper but umpires denies it. Keeper throws it towards the bowler's end as they go for the run and also an extra as no one is there to back up. That's very poor umpiring from Wilson and after a long time he signals it as a bye towards the official scorers.

Do join us for the chase.

End of over 20 (8 runs) Nepal 90/8
S Vesawkar    27* (28b 2x4)      Shapoor Zadran    4-0-13-0
JK Mukhiya    6* (4b 1x4)      Dawlat Zadran    4-0-19-2
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Nov 29, 2013

Samiullah Shenwari picked up three wickets, Afghanistan v Nepal, ICC World T20 Qualifier, 1st semi-final, Abu Dhabi, November 29, 2013

Samiullah Shenwari picked up three wickets

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Izatullah Dawlatzai in his delivery stride, Afghanistan v Nepal, ICC World T20 Qualifier, 1st semi-final, Abu Dhabi, November 29, 2013

Izatullah Dawlatzai in his delivery stride

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