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Afghanistan to meet Ireland in final

Nepal have provided the fairytale story at this World Twenty20 Qualifier but they were no match for Afghanistan, who set the template for Affiliate and Associate Members on the rise

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Scorer: Chandan Duorah

And that's it from the first semi-final where Afghanistan defeated Nepal comprehensively by 7 wickets. It was the bowler's who scripted it earlier by restricting them for mere 90 runs. Shenwari was the pick of the bowlers who took 3 wickets, engaged in a fine run out and also contributed 24 runs in the chase. Do join us for the second semi-final between United Arab Emirates and Ireland starting in an hour from now.

14.2
6
Gauchan to Gulbadin Naib, SIX runs, and Gulabadin ends it with a biggie over cow corner and Afghanistan into the finals. On a length outside off and he stays on his crease and hammers it without any trouble
14.1
1
Gauchan to Samiullah Shenwari, 1 run, length delivery on middle and leg, slaps it down to long-on

END OF OVER:
14 | 7 Runs | AFG: 89/3 (2 runs required from 36 balls, RR: 6.35, RRR: 0.33)

  • Samiullah Shenwari23 (32b)
  • Gulbadin Naib6 (5b)
  • JK Mukhiya3-0-21-0
  • B Regmi4-0-20-1
13.6
1
Mukhiya to Samiullah Shenwari, 1 run, fuller outside off and Shenwari slices it to sweep cover
13.5
0
Mukhiya to Samiullah Shenwari, no run, length delivery on middle and leg, pushes it to on side
13.4
0
Mukhiya to Samiullah Shenwari, no run, back of a length delivery outside off, Shenwari dabs it to point
13.3
1
Mukhiya to Gulbadin Naib, 1 run, on a length outside off, gets it through the vacant point region

Afghanistan 2nd innings Partnerships

WktRunsPlayers
1st6Karim SadiqMohammad Shahzad
2nd2Noor Ali ZadranKarim Sadiq
2nd3Nawroz MangalKarim Sadiq
3rd69Nawroz MangalSamiullah Shenwari
4th16Samiullah ShenwariGulbadin Naib