Player of the Match
Player of the Match

END OF OVER:
20 | 16 Runs 2 Wkts | HKG: 162/5 | RR: 8.10

  • Babar Hayat20 (9b)
  • Aizaz Khan0 (0b)
  • Mohammad Nabi4-0-42-1
  • Dawlat Zadran4-0-30-0

Stanikzai: "161 was a good score but they played well to win. The guys are disappointed but we will still try to qualify."

Afzal: "We played well from the first over till the end. We always believed we could chase down 162. We gave everything in this game."

Nowroz Mangal gets the Man of the Match award for his half-century. "It was tough to bat early. It is a hard loss, but we can still qualify for the World T20."

What a match to begin the playoffs. Hong Kong therefore, book themselves a spot in the World T20 and will play the semi-final of the World T20 Qualifier against Scotland. Nabi delivered two bad full tosses to Afzal which changed the match. However, Afghanistan are not yet eliminated. They will play against PNG in Qualifier 3.

19.6
2
Mohammad Nabi to Babar Hayat, 2 runs, Low full toss again from Nabi, but Babar manages to hit it past cover, where it is fielded at long-on but they easily come back for two. A wide throw has given Hong Kong a spot in the World T20 in India. As soon as it beat cover, they were always going to run two but Najibullah at long-off collected cleanly but returned the throw right in the middle of the pitch. Huge win for Hong Kong

Babar on strike for the last ball.

19.5
W
Mohammad Nabi to Tanwir Afzal, OUT, high full toss again, Afzal finds no timing and hits the upper half of his bat and hits it back to Nabi. Nabi collects it and calmly runs to the non-strikers end.

Tanwir Afzal run out (Mohammad Nabi) 0 (1b 0x4 0x6) SR: 0.00

Just 2 off 2 now.

19.4
3
Mohammad Nabi to Babar Hayat, 3 runs, Hayat comes forward and converts it into a full toss, he hits it to deep midwicket again and some magnificent running gives them three. All the pressure on Nabi now
19.4
1w
Mohammad Nabi to Babar Hayat, 1 wide, full and wide, just a bit too wide
19.3
6
Mohammad Nabi to Babar Hayat, SIX runs, what has Nabi done? he bowls another poor full toss, which Hayat picks and smashes over deep midwicket
19.2
4
Mohammad Nabi to Babar Hayat, FOUR runs, bad full toss, poor ball from Nabi, Hayat gets a couple of steps down the track and swats it away past fine leg
19.1
W
Mohammad Nabi to Chapman, OUT, full and darted on leg, and Chapman picks it again and hits it well too, but deep midwicket is lurking and takes a good high-pressure catch. Match-changing ball that

MS Chapman c Nawroz Mangal b Mohammad Nabi 40 (25b 5x4 1x6) SR: 160.00

Right, it has come down after 39 overs to this. 16 required for Hong Kong and Nabi will bowl it. Chapman on strike though, who has picked his shots and executed well. What can he produce now?

END OF OVER:
19 | 9 Runs | HKG: 146/3 (16 runs required from 6 balls, RR: 7.68, RRR: 16.00)

  • MS Chapman40 (24b)
  • Babar Hayat5 (5b)
  • Dawlat Zadran4-0-30-0
  • Mohammad Nabi3-0-26-0
18.6
1
Dawlat Zadran to Chapman, 1 run, full yorker attempted and Chapman hits to long-on for just one
18.5
0
Dawlat Zadran to Chapman, no run, good ball just when they needed it, full yorker outside off, Chapman can't do anything with that, beats him
18.4
2
Dawlat Zadran to Chapman, 2 runs, well bowled, wide outside off and full, Chapman attempts the lap sweep again but just squirts it to square leg
18.3
4
Dawlat Zadran to Chapman, FOUR runs, great shot, Chapman just anticipates the ball and guides the low full toss to the fine-leg boundary off his lap sweep, lands just inside too
18.2
0
Dawlat Zadran to Chapman, no run, attempted yorker just misses the off stump and Chapman's cut too
18.1
2
Dawlat Zadran to Chapman, 2 runs, poor fielding from Afghanistan, full ball on middle, Chapam finds cover but a needless poor throw beats Zadran and they run an overthrow

25 needed off 12 balls for a spot in the World T20

END OF OVER:
18 | 12 Runs | HKG: 137/3 (25 runs required from 12 balls, RR: 7.61, RRR: 12.50)

  • MS Chapman31 (18b)
  • Babar Hayat5 (5b)
  • Mohammad Nabi3-0-26-0
  • Dawlat Zadran3-0-21-0
17.6
1lb
Mohammad Nabi to Chapman, 1 leg bye, fired on leg stump, misses the sweep but they run one to keep Chapman on strike
17.5
6
Mohammad Nabi to Chapman, SIX runs, Hong Kong needed a boundary and they got it, gives himself room again and smashes it over long-on for a much required six
17.4
1
Mohammad Nabi to Babar Hayat, 1 run, hit to cover
17.3
1
Mohammad Nabi to Chapman, 1 run, smashes Shahzad on the helmet, Chapman wait for the slower ball and he paddles it straight into his helmet, saved four there
17.2
2
Mohammad Nabi to Chapman, 2 runs, reverse-seep this time, and well executed too. Wait for the dart, and connects well to get it past point
17.1
1
Mohammad Nabi to Babar Hayat, 1 run, well executed yorker on middle, hit back to the bowler but a misfield allows them one

Nabi to continue

END OF OVER:
17 | 12 Runs | HKG: 125/3 (37 runs required from 18 balls, RR: 7.35, RRR: 12.33)

  • MS Chapman22 (14b)
  • Babar Hayat3 (3b)
  • Dawlat Zadran3-0-21-0
  • Mohammad Nabi2-0-15-0
16.6
4
Dawlat Zadran to Chapman, FOUR runs, vital boundary, Dawlat bowls it at a good length on middle, Chapman gives himself room and scythes it over point where it trickles away to the boundary
16.5
0
Dawlat Zadran to Chapman, no run, slower ball, short and on leg stump. Brave from Dawlat, Chapman tries to hit it over short fine-leg, but misses
16.5
1nb
Dawlat Zadran to Chapman, 1 no ball, a front-foot no ball, cannot afford that. Bowls it well outside off, would have been called wide if not a no ball
16.4
1
Dawlat Zadran to Babar Hayat, 1 run, low full toss on leg stump, good bowling, clipped down to long-on. 42 off 20 now.
16.3
1
Dawlat Zadran to Chapman, 1 run, short outside off, Chapman can't connect well enough, hits his inside edge and rolls away to square leg

Hong Kong 2nd innings Partnerships

WktRunsPlayers
1st28Irfan AhmedJJ Atkinson
2nd51JJ AtkinsonNizakat Khan
3rd19JJ AtkinsonMS Chapman
4th48MS ChapmanBabar Hayat
5th14Tanwir AfzalBabar Hayat
6th2Aizaz KhanBabar Hayat