ICC World Cup Qualifiers, 2009 / Wicket commentary

ICC World Cup Qualifiers - 43rd match, Super Eight

Afghanistan v Scotland

Afghanistan won by 42 runs


Stander to Noor Ali Zadran, OUT, outside off, pushes at that, no foot work, plays away from the body and this time he pays for it

Noor Ali Zadran c †Smith b Stander 24 (59m 42b 2x4 0x6) SR: 57.14

Afghanistan 57/1   Karim Sadiq 28* (43b 5x4)   JH Stander 0.1-0-0-1


Wright to , OUT, pushes forward, gets through the gate


Afghanistan 105/2   Karim Sadiq 53* (61b 8x4 1x6)   CM Wright 5.3-1-28-1


Haq to Karim Sadiq, OUT, nudges towards short fine leg, late call, Khan races through, dives, but to no avail, direct hit has the finger up, what a pity that, he deserved a 100

Karim Sadiq run out 92 (151m 101b 10x4 2x6) SR: 91.08

Afghanistan 177/3   * (b)   RM Haq 4.4-0-29-0


Wright to Asghar Stanikzai, OUT, pressure gets to him, tries to clear mid-off, gets too much under it, loops high to STander at mid-off

Asghar Stanikzai c Stander b Wright 0 (6m 5b 0x4 0x6) SR: 0.00

Afghanistan 179/4   Nawroz Mangal 32* (42b 1x4 1x6)   CM Wright 9-1-41-2


Haq to Mohammad Nabi, OUT, plays the lofted drive, also gets under it, loops away to Poonia at mid-off on the circle

Mohammad Nabi c Poonia b Haq 2 (2m 2b 0x4 0x6) SR: 100.00

Afghanistan 181/5   Nawroz Mangal 32* (42b 1x4 1x6)   RM Haq 5.2-0-32-1


Nel to Raees Ahmadzai, OUT, lofted over the bowlers head, no timing, mid-off gets across and takes a good catch

Raees Ahmadzai c Watson b Nel 16 (29m 28b 2x4 0x6) SR: 57.14

Afghanistan 216/6   Nawroz Mangal 50* (59b 3x4 1x6)   JD Nel 7.5-0-33-1


Blain to Samiullah Shenwari, OUT, short leg side, hooks, not timed well, goes high and straight to deep square leg who hardly has to move

Samiullah Shenwari c Poonia b Blain 22 (17m 11b 2x4 1x6) SR: 200.00

Afghanistan 257/7   Nawroz Mangal 68* (68b 6x4 1x6)   JAR Blain 9.1-1-48-1


Blain to Nawroz Mangal, OUT, lofted drive does not clear long on

Nawroz Mangal c McCallum b Blain 72 (116m 70b 7x4 1x6) SR: 102.85

Afghanistan 261/8   Khaliq Dad 0* (0b)   JAR Blain 9.3-1-52-2


Haq to Shapoor Zadran, OUT, outside off, looks to hit that to Johannesburg coming down the pitch, misses, keeps on going

Shapoor Zadran st †Smith b Haq 9 (7m 5b 0x4 1x6) SR: 180.00

Afghanistan 273/9   Khaliq Dad 3* (4b)   RM Haq 9-0-55-2


Nel to Khaliq Dad, OUT, swings to the on side, top edge, well taken by the keeper, saving himself a bruised lip

Khaliq Dad c †Smith b Nel 5 (13m 7b 0x4 0x6) SR: 71.42

Afghanistan 279/10   Hamid Hassan 4* (3b)   JD Nel 10-0-52-2
Tournament Results
Afghanistan v Scotland at Benoni - Apr 19, 2009
Afghanistan won by 89 runs
Canada v Ireland at Centurion - Apr 19, 2009
Ireland won by 9 wickets (with 45 balls remaining)
Kenya v Netherlands at Potchefstroom - Apr 19, 2009
Netherlands won by 6 wickets (with 107 balls remaining)
Namibia v U.A.E. at Krugersdorp - Apr 19, 2009
U.A.E. won by 4 wickets (with 51 balls remaining)
Afghanistan v Namibia at Krugersdorp - Apr 17, 2009
Afghanistan won by 21 runs
Canada v Netherlands at Johannesburg - Apr 17, 2009
Netherlands won by 6 wickets (with 17 balls remaining)
Ireland v Kenya at Pretoria - Apr 17, 2009
Kenya won by 6 wickets (with 12 balls remaining)
Scotland v U.A.E. at Benoni - Apr 17, 2009
Scotland won by 122 runs
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Apr 15, 2009

Shapoor Zadran bowls, Afghanistan v Scotland, ICC World Cup Qualifiers, Super Eights, Benoni, April 15, 2009

Shapoor Zadran bowls

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Apr 15, 2009

Karim Khan attempts a pull, Afghanistan v Scotland, ICC World Cup Qualifiers, Super Eights, Benoni, April 15, 2009

Karim Khan attempts a pull

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