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)

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

Nepal 4/1   SP Khakurel 1* (5b)   Izatullah Dawlatzai 0.4-0-1-1

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

Nepal 11/2   G Malla 5* (5b 1x4)   Izatullah Dawlatzai 1.2-0-5-2

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

Nepal 32/3   G Malla 12* (16b 1x4)   Samiullah Shenwari 1-0-5-1

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

Nepal 35/4   B Bhandari 1* (2b)   Samiullah Shenwari 1.3-0-5-2

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

Nepal 44/5   S Vesawkar 7* (5b 1x4)   Samiullah Shenwari 2.1-0-11-3

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.

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

Nepal 60/6   S Vesawkar 16* (15b 2x4)   Dawlat Zadran 1.2-0-4-1

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

Nepal 75/7   S Vesawkar 22* (23b 2x4)   Izatullah Dawlatzai 3.5-0-21-2

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

Nepal 78/8   S Vesawkar 23* (24b 2x4)   Dawlat Zadran 3.4-0-15-2





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Hours of play (local time) 14.00 start, First Session 14.00-15.20, Interval 15.20-15.40, Second Session 15.40-17.00

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