ICC World Cricket League Championship, 2011-2013/14 / Commentary

Hello all and Welcome to the coverage of the One Day match between Canada And Afghanistan. We regret to inform you that it has been raining continuosly and we will update you as soon as we can get one

News is that the rain has stopped and groundstaff is working hard to get the match started We have sunshine for the first time ! it's a 3:30 pm local time start and it will be a 20 over game Toss: News is that Afghanistan won the toss and have decided to bat first Teams: Three changes for Canada, Rustum Bhatti makes his debut, he comes in for Hamza Tariq, Osinde who got injured is replaced by the World Cup star, Baidwan and Gordon comes in to replace Junaid to give more batting. . For Afghanistan Gulbodin Naib gets his ODI debut, he comes in for Noor Ali Zadran

0.1

Khurram Chohan to Shabir Noori, 1 run, short and wide, bottom edge, to open mid wicket area

0.2

Khurram Chohan to Karim Sadiq, 1 run, Little bit of inswing driven softly to mid on

Looks a very soft wicket

0.3

Khurram Chohan to Shabir Noori, OUT, he edges that cut to the wicket keeper, Rustum Bhatti gets his first ODI dismissal

Shabir Noori c †Bhatti b Khurram Chohan 1 (1m 2b 0x4 0x6) SR: 50.00

Shazad is the new batsman

0.4

Khurram Chohan to Mohammad Shahzad, no run, gets hit on the elbow, that was short of a length and moved away after pitching

0.5

Khurram Chohan to Mohammad Shahzad, no run, defends it of the backfoot, it stayed low, wicket is playing slow and low

0.6

Khurram Chohan to Mohammad Shahzad, no run, defends it back to the bowler, stayed low again

End of over 1 (2 runs) Afghanistan 2/1
Mohammad Shahzad    0* (3b)      Khurram Chohan    1-0-2-1
Karim Sadiq    1* (1b)     

1.1

Baidwan to Karim Sadiq, 1 run, opens the face and glides it to third man

1.2

Baidwan to Mohammad Shahzad, 1 run, driven to mid off, that made a bad sound of the bat

1.3

Baidwan to Karim Sadiq, no run, steps out and tried to go huge, but fails to connect

1.4

Baidwan to Karim Sadiq, no run

1.5

Baidwan to Karim Sadiq, FOUR, driven down the ground, Gunasekera fails to stop it at mid on even after the diving stop

1.6

Baidwan to Karim Sadiq, 1 wide, down the leg, athletic stop by Rustum behind the stumps

1.6

Baidwan to Karim Sadiq, FOUR, gives room, and Sadiq lofts him over covers for a one bounce 4

New Cricket Canada stumps look very attractive, with the new sponsors and new Cricket Canada logo

End of over 2 (11 runs) Afghanistan 13/1
Karim Sadiq    10* (6b 2x4)      HS Baidwan    1-0-11-0
Mohammad Shahzad    1* (4b)      Khurram Chohan    1-0-2-1

2.1

Khurram Chohan to Mohammad Shahzad, FOUR, pulled over mid wicket

2.2

Khurram Chohan to Mohammad Shahzad, 1 run, dropped, he pulled it very hard to mid wicket, where Baidwan spills it, it was hit hard but no excuses at this level

2.3

Khurram Chohan to Karim Sadiq, no run, the batsman made room and gave the charge, Chohan went wide, well bowled

2.4

Khurram Chohan to Karim Sadiq, SIX, pulled that short ball, into the high school adjacent to the club

2.5

Khurram Chohan to Karim Sadiq, FOUR, goes the other side this time, lofts him over covers

2.6

Khurram Chohan to Karim Sadiq, (no ball) 1 run, skier to mid wicket, well caught by Gordon but its pointless, since the umpire called it a no ball

2.6

Khurram Chohan to Mohammad Shahzad, 1 run, driven hard down the ground, excellent stop by Desai at the boundary

End of over 3 (18 runs) Afghanistan 31/1
Mohammad Shahzad    7* (7b 1x4)      Khurram Chohan    2-0-20-1
Karim Sadiq    21* (10b 3x4 1x6)      HS Baidwan    1-0-11-0

3.1

Baidwan to Mohammad Shahzad, 1 run, glanced of his hips for a single to square leg

3.2

Baidwan to Karim Sadiq, no run, tried pull that one stayed very low

3.3

Baidwan to Karim Sadiq, 1 leg bye, again stays low when he is trying to pull it

3.4

Baidwan to Mohammad Shahzad, no run, leg cutter, he misses out again, good ball

3.5

Baidwan to Mohammad Shahzad, OUT, good ball ! he wanted to pull it again, leg cutter, gets the top edge, straight to covers

Mohammad Shahzad c Patel b Baidwan 8 (17m 10b 1x4 0x6) SR: 80.00

3.6

Baidwan to Nawroz Mangal, 2 runs, played uppishly just wide of Patel, good chase by Limbada, does his trade mark standing slide and a good throw in

End of over 4 (4 runs) Afghanistan 35/2
Nawroz Mangal    2* (1b)      HS Baidwan    2-0-14-1
Karim Sadiq    21* (12b 3x4 1x6)      Khurram Chohan    2-0-20-1

4.1

Gordon to Karim Sadiq, FOUR, Edged and goes all the way, no slip and third man is wide

4.2

Gordon to Karim Sadiq, no run, short of a length ball, batsman misses out their was room on offer, bottom edge to keeper

4.3

Gordon to Karim Sadiq, 1 leg bye, yorker, good pace ! the batsman falls over and gets a leg bye

4.4

Gordon to Nawroz Mangal, FOUR, short and wide again, Mangal cuts it over point

4.5

Gordon to Nawroz Mangal, FOUR, full and wide this time, same result

4.6

Gordon to Nawroz Mangal, 1 wide, wide down the leg

4.6

Gordon to Nawroz Mangal, no run, good pace again, the batsman tried to come out and swing it over mid wicket

End of over 5 (14 runs) Afghanistan 49/2
Nawroz Mangal    10* (4b 2x4)      TG Gordon    1-0-13-0
Karim Sadiq    25* (15b 4x4 1x6)      HS Baidwan    2-0-14-1

5.1

Baidwan to Karim Sadiq, no run

5.2

Baidwan to Karim Sadiq, 1 leg bye, again he falls over and gets a run of his pads

5.3

Baidwan to Nawroz Mangal, FOUR, driven to covers, Patel makes a mess of it and gives away a boundary

5.4

Baidwan to Nawroz Mangal, OUT, slow off cutter, Mangal tried to delicately put it past the keeper for a 4 to third man managed to drag it on

Nawroz Mangal b Baidwan 14 (7m 6b 3x4 0x6) SR: 233.33

5.5

Baidwan to Mohammad Nabi, 1 run, opens the face to third man for a single

5.6

Baidwan to Karim Sadiq, no run, dropped ! trying to pull it, stays low bottom edge, hard chance very hard

End of over 6 (6 runs) Afghanistan 55/3
Karim Sadiq    25* (18b 4x4 1x6)      HS Baidwan    3-0-19-2
Mohammad Nabi    1* (1b)      TG Gordon    1-0-13-0

6.1

Gordon to Mohammad Nabi, 1 run, full toss, he just opens the face and drives it to sweeper cover

6.2

Gordon to Karim Sadiq, 1 run, drops it on his feet and runs a single

6.3

Gordon to Mohammad Nabi, FOUR, driven in the, Limbada flew at point but not far enough, just gets a finger to it, couldn't even slow it down enough to stop the boundary

6.4

Gordon to Mohammad Nabi, FOUR, short ball, Nabi just guides it wide of the keeper for four

6.5

Gordon to Mohammad Nabi, no run, big swing but fails to connect

6.6

Gordon to Mohammad Nabi, no run, driven to point

Desai comes into the attack he bowled well in the first odi but was unlucky

End of over 7 (10 runs) Afghanistan 65/3
Mohammad Nabi    10* (6b 2x4)      TG Gordon    2-0-23-0
Karim Sadiq    26* (19b 4x4 1x6)      HS Baidwan    3-0-19-2

7.1

Desai to Mohammad Nabi, FOUR

7.2

Desai to Mohammad Nabi, 1 run

7.3

Desai to Karim Sadiq, 1 run

7.4

Desai to Mohammad Nabi, no run, shout catch as it popped up of the thigh pad

7.5

Desai to Mohammad Nabi, 1 run, single to mid wicket

7.6

Desai to Karim Sadiq, OUT, given ! that pitched on middle and straightened batsman was going for the sweep

Karim Sadiq lbw b Desai 34 (36m 23b 4x4 1x6) SR: 147.82

End of over 8 (7 runs) Afghanistan 72/4
     PA Desai    1-0-7-1
Mohammad Nabi    16* (10b 3x4)      TG Gordon    2-0-23-0

8.1

Patel to Mohammad Nabi, no run, driven straight back

8.2

Patel to Mohammad Nabi, no run, driven back to the bowler

8.3

Patel to Mohammad Nabi, 1 run, poor effort by the captain, it was straight to him at mid off, but he fails to stop it

8.4

Patel to Asghar Stanikzai, 1 run, defends it to covers and takes a quick single

8.5

Patel to Mohammad Nabi, 2 runs, paddles it to fine leg and comes back for a double

8.6

Patel to Mohammad Nabi, no run, plays it straight to mdi wicket

End of over 9 (4 runs) Afghanistan 76/4
Mohammad Nabi    19* (15b 3x4)      H Patel    1-0-4-0
Asghar Stanikzai    1* (1b)      PA Desai    1-0-7-1

9.1

Desai to Asghar Stanikzai, no run

9.2

Desai to Asghar Stanikzai, 1 run, smashed it straight to mid wicket

9.3

Desai to Mohammad Nabi, 1 run, pulls it to long on

9.4

Desai to Asghar Stanikzai, 1 leg bye

9.5

Desai to Mohammad Nabi, no run, yorker, fired in Nabi jars it out

9.6

Desai to Mohammad Nabi, 2 wides, wide down the leg, keeper misses it as well

9.6

Desai to Asghar Stanikzai, 1 run, cut to sweeper for a single

End of over 10 (6 runs) Afghanistan 82/4
Asghar Stanikzai    3* (5b)      PA Desai    2-0-12-1
Mohammad Nabi    20* (17b 3x4)      H Patel    1-0-4-0

10.1

Patel to Asghar Stanikzai, no run, full ball, playing across the line, loud shout turned down

10.2

Patel to Asghar Stanikzai, 1 run

10.3

Patel to Mohammad Nabi, 1 run

10.4

Patel to Asghar Stanikzai, no run

10.5

Patel to Asghar Stanikzai, 1 run, driven to covers

10.6

Patel to Mohammad Nabi, SIX, Big hit, right into the club house

End of over 11 (9 runs) Afghanistan 91/4
Mohammad Nabi    27* (19b 3x4 1x6)      H Patel    2-0-13-0
Asghar Stanikzai    5* (9b)      PA Desai    2-0-12-1

11.1

Desai to Asghar Stanikzai, 1 run

11.2

Desai to Mohammad Nabi, SIX, big hit over long on for six more

11.3

Desai to Mohammad Nabi, 1 run

11.4

Desai to Asghar Stanikzai, 1 run

11.5

Desai to Mohammad Nabi, no run, hit straight to point

11.6

Desai to Mohammad Nabi, 1 run, driven to long on

End of over 12 (11 runs) Afghanistan 102/4
Mohammad Nabi    29* (23b 3x4 2x6)      PA Desai    3-0-22-1
Asghar Stanikzai    7* (11b)      H Patel    2-0-13-0

12.1

Patel to Mohammad Nabi, SIX, into the parking lot, straight over the bowlers head

12.2

Patel to Mohammad Nabi, 1 leg bye, single to fine leg

12.3

Patel to Asghar Stanikzai, 1 run, driven to covers

12.4

Patel to Mohammad Nabi, 1 run, worked it to mid wicket

12.5

Patel to Asghar Stanikzai, no run, beaten by the spin

12.6

Patel to Asghar Stanikzai, no run, stopped at point

End of over 13 (9 runs) Afghanistan 111/4
Asghar Stanikzai    8* (14b)      H Patel    3-0-21-0
Mohammad Nabi    36* (26b 3x4 3x6)      PA Desai    3-0-22-1

13.1

Rizwan Cheema to Mohammad Nabi, 1 run, punched down the ground for a single

13.2

Rizwan Cheema to Asghar Stanikzai, SIX, pulled it of the front foot, over mid wicket

13.3

Rizwan Cheema to Asghar Stanikzai, 1 run, flicks it to mid wicket

13.4

Rizwan Cheema to Mohammad Nabi, 1 run, driven to extra covers

13.5

Rizwan Cheema to Asghar Stanikzai, no run, driven to mid off

13.6

Rizwan Cheema to Asghar Stanikzai, OUT, launched it straight down the throat of long on

Asghar Stanikzai c Surkari b Rizwan Cheema 15 (21m 18b 0x4 1x6) SR: 83.33

End of over 14 (9 runs) Afghanistan 120/5
     Rizwan Cheema    1-0-9-1
Mohammad Nabi    38* (28b 1x4 3x6)      H Patel    3-0-21-0

14.1

Khurram Chohan to Mohammad Nabi, 1 run, runs it down to third man

14.2

Khurram Chohan to Mirwais Ashraf, 1 run, driven to long

14.3

Khurram Chohan to Mohammad Nabi, SIX, massive ! into the parking lot again

14.4

Khurram Chohan to Mohammad Nabi, 1 run, driven to sweeper cover

14.5

Khurram Chohan to Mirwais Ashraf, no run, driven to point

14.6

Khurram Chohan to Mirwais Ashraf, 2 runs, goes towards mid wicket to that length ball and collects a double

End of over 15 (11 runs) Afghanistan 131/5
Mirwais Ashraf    3* (3b)      Khurram Chohan    3-0-31-1
Mohammad Nabi    46* (31b 1x4 4x6)      Rizwan Cheema    1-0-9-1

15.1

Rizwan Cheema to Mohammad Nabi, 1 run, flicks it to mid wicket, good stop by Hiral Patel to keep them down to a single

15.2

Rizwan Cheema to Mirwais Ashraf, no run, beaten, that went through bat and pad

15.3

Rizwan Cheema to Mirwais Ashraf, 1 run, driven to covers

15.4

Rizwan Cheema to Mohammad Nabi, OUT, Good Catch ! that was a full toss, hit flat towards the long off boundary, Tyson times his jump well and catches it

Mohammad Nabi c Gordon b Rizwan Cheema 47 (38m 31b 1x4 4x6) SR: 151.61

15.5

Rizwan Cheema to Mirwais Ashraf, FOUR, edged past the keeper for four more

15.6

Rizwan Cheema to Mirwais Ashraf, 1 run, driven down the ground

End of over 16 (7 runs) Afghanistan 138/6
Mirwais Ashraf    9* (7b 1x4)      Rizwan Cheema    2-0-16-2
Samiullah Shenwari    0* (0b)      Khurram Chohan    3-0-31-1

16.1

Khurram Chohan to Mirwais Ashraf, 1 run, driven to long on

16.2

Khurram Chohan to Samiullah Shenwari, 1 run, driven to sweeper again

16.3

Khurram Chohan to Mirwais Ashraf, OUT, another full toss hit flat and straight to long off

Mirwais Ashraf c Patel b Khurram Chohan 10 (11m 9b 1x4 0x6) SR: 111.11

16.4

Khurram Chohan to Gulbadin Naib, no run, beaten by that full ball

16.5

Khurram Chohan to Gulbadin Naib, OUT, another sharp take by Rustum, standing up to Chohan

Gulbadin Naib c †Bhatti b Khurram Chohan 0 (1m 2b 0x4 0x6) SR: 0.00

Gulbodin goes for duck on his debut, and Bhatti takes a sharp catch on his, very different starts for both of them

16.6

Khurram Chohan to Hamid Hassan, no run, yorked dug out, good end to the spell from Chohan

End of over 17 (2 runs) Afghanistan 140/8
Hamid Hassan    0* (1b)      Khurram Chohan    4-0-33-3
Samiullah Shenwari    1* (1b)      Rizwan Cheema    2-0-16-2

17.1

Rizwan Cheema to Samiullah Shenwari, SIX, shot ! hit flat and hard over covers for six

17.2

Rizwan Cheema to Samiullah Shenwari, 1 leg bye, on to the pads, batsman misses out fine leg was up in the circle just a touch would have taken it for four

17.3

Rizwan Cheema to Hamid Hassan, 1 wide, wide down the legside

17.3

Rizwan Cheema to Hamid Hassan, 1 run, driven to covers

17.4

Rizwan Cheema to Samiullah Shenwari, 1 run, cuts it wide of point, but good stop

17.5

Rizwan Cheema to Hamid Hassan, OUT, top edge, trying to pull it, skies it right on the pitch, cheema gathers it safely

Hamid Hassan c & b Rizwan Cheema 1 (6m 3b 0x4 0x6) SR: 33.33

17.6

Rizwan Cheema to Dawlat Zadran, no run, beaten, keeper misses as well, they decide not to run so that Samiullah can keep strike, Bhatti is lucky they didn't run byes

End of over 18 (10 runs) Afghanistan 150/9
Dawlat Zadran    0* (1b)      Rizwan Cheema    3-0-25-3
Samiullah Shenwari    8* (4b 1x6)      Khurram Chohan    4-0-33-3

18.1

Baidwan to Samiullah Shenwari, no run, went for the scoop, misses it, well kept by the keeper

18.2

Baidwan to Samiullah Shenwari, no run, yorker hit straight to mid off

18.3

Baidwan to Samiullah Shenwari, OUT, going for the sweep, misses out and loses his bails

Samiullah Shenwari b Baidwan 8 (16m 7b 0x4 1x6) SR: 114.28

Match State: Innings Break

Good comeback from Canada after that onslaught by Nabi . 3 each for Chohan, Baidwan and Cheema. The spinners bowled well as well

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