Statistics

Best performances - Batsmen

P Khadka
50(40) 4x4 - 2x6
0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Gulbadin Naib
43(42) 1x4 - 1x6
0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

Best performances - Bowlers

P Khadka
O2.0
M0
R13
W1
Eco6.50
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF
Gulbadin Naib
O4.0
M0
R20
W2
Eco5.00
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF

Commentary

Crowd gently appreciative, applause ringing out for both teams

Afghanistan's bowlers made things very diffficult for Nepal initally, only two overs (ironically, Nabi's) going for plenty. 135 was always going to be hard to defend and the light roller used for three minutes in between, along with the sun perhaps, took the life out of the wicket. Nepal in with a chance for a while but once Nabi and Gulbadin got together, the bowlers looked powerless. Gulbadin Naib's Man of the Match. Afghanistan's fourth ACC Twenty20 Cup, they've won all of them. They, Nepal, UAE and Hong Kong take confidence and no little competence with them to the ICC World Twenty20 Qualifiers in November. Thanks for being with us today and through the event. Presentations are going on, we'll try and speak to the players and get you their views too. Raees Ahmadzai, who's won this event twice as a player is now the coach, and says" "Our players loved playing in front of such a big crowd, it was a mature performance especially by the young players. Nepal were a good side and can improve if they play against A Teams of the top countries." Sailesh: "Afghanistan was always going to be a tough team to beat , but full marks to the Nepalese team for showing the fight esp . captain Paras"

17.5
4
Bhattarai to Mohammad Nabi, FOUR runs, full, on the legs, and flicked to vacant fine leg. Nabi punches the sky
17.4
4
Bhattarai to Mohammad Nabi, FOUR runs, short and smacked, through the line, to wide long-off
17.3
1
Bhattarai to Gulbadin Naib, 1 run, turned to backward square, good fielding restricts them to a single
17.2
1
Bhattarai to Mohammad Nabi, 1 run, uses his height to tap to cover
17.1
1
Bhattarai to Gulbadin Naib, 1 run, on a length, walks into a drive on the up, long off fields

END OF OVER:
17 | 9 Runs | AFG: 126/3

  • Mohammad Nabi29 (20b)
  • Gulbadin Naib41 (40b)
  • B Regmi4-0-27-0
  • SP Gauchan4-0-28-1
16.6
0
Regmi to Mohammad Nabi, no run, played back down the wicket

Statistics

Best performances - Batsmen

P Khadka
50(40) 4x4 - 2x6
0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Gulbadin Naib
43(42) 1x4 - 1x6
0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

Best performances - Bowlers

P Khadka
O2.0
M0
R13
W1
Eco6.50
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF
Gulbadin Naib
O4.0
M0
R20
W2
Eco5.00
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF

Asian Cricket Council Twenty20 Cup

Group A
TEAMMPMWMLMDPTNRR
HKG44008.0003.803
NEPAL43106.0002.419
MAL42204.0000.008
Mald41302.000-3.586
SIN40400.000-2.695
Group B
TEAMMPMWMLMDPTNRR
UAE44008.0002.615
AFG43106.0001.474
Kuw42204.0000.171
OMAN41302.000-1.128
Bah40400.000-3.079