ICC World Cricket League Division One - 13th match

Afghanistan v Scotland

Scotland won by 2 wickets (with 37 balls remaining)

Good morning and welcome to Rotterdam with me Callum Stewart, for this virtual semi-final match between Scotland and Afghanistan at the World Cricket League here in Holland. Ireland are already guaranteed a place in the final with four wins, and these two teams are tied on three wins each. The prize for the winner of today's match is to take on Ireland at Amstelveen tomorrow in the final.

Afghanistan have won the toss and have elected to bat.

The weather here is lovely, about 28C with a slight breeze and the forecast is for the rain to stay away.

Team news.

Afghanistan - Karim Sadiq, Noor Ali Zadran, Shapoor Zadran, Mohammad Shahzad (wicket), Nawroz Mangal (captain), Asghar Stanikzai, Mohammad Nabi, Samiullah Shenwari, Khaliq Dad, Javed Ahmadi, Hamid Hassan, Shabir Noori (12th man)

Scotland - DF Watts, OJ Hairs, RO Hussain, RD Berrington, NFI McCallum, MM Iqbal, DR Lockhart (wicket), GD Drummond (captain), MA Parker, G Goudie, RT Lyons, PL Mommsen (12th man)

The players are off the field and in to the dugouts. The umpires seem ready and the Afghanistan batsmen Noor Ali and Karem Sadiq walk out to the middle, followed by the Scots fielders.

Here we go. Goudie to open, probably Parker from the other end.

0.1

Goudie to Karim Sadiq, no run, good pace and swinging away. Karim watches on the front foot to leave it alone

0.2

Goudie to Karim Sadiq, no run, shorter and slower ball which surprises the batsmen with the extra bounce. It raps him on the gloves but drops well short of the slips

0.3

Goudie to Karim Sadiq, no run, blocked on the front foot to cover

0.4

Goudie to Karim Sadiq, no run, tries to work the straighter ball in to the leg-side and its off the pads

0.5

Goudie to Karim Sadiq, 2 runs, short and wide from Goudie, Karim hops up and cuts away about shoulder height down to third man

0.6

Goudie to Karim Sadiq, no run, walks down the track to block to mid-on

Yes it shall be Parker to bowl from the other end. He got Man of the Match in the last game with 4-33.

End of over 1 (2 runs) Afghanistan 2/0
Karim Sadiq    2* (6b)      G Goudie    1-0-2-0
Noor Ali Zadran    0* (0b)     

1.1

Parker to Noor Ali Zadran, no run, over the stumps as the batsmen looks to play leg-side

1.2

Parker to Noor Ali Zadran, 1 wide, too far down leg this time

1.2

Parker to Noor Ali Zadran, no run, off the pads and away to square leg

1.3

Parker to Noor Ali Zadran, no run, straight once more and off the pads again. This time it looked good though and a big shot goes up. Noor Ali has to scramble back in his crease too to avoid getting run out

1.4

Parker to Noor Ali Zadran, no run, keeps low and blocked away to short cover

1.5

Parker to Noor Ali Zadran, no run, persisting with the straight line and off the pads again. Another big shout goes up from the Scots but umpire Bagh says no

1.6

Parker to Noor Ali Zadran, no run, blocked back to the bowler

End of over 2 (1 run) Afghanistan 3/0
Noor Ali Zadran    0* (6b)      MA Parker    1-0-1-0
Karim Sadiq    2* (6b)     

2.1

Goudie to Karim Sadiq, no run, good away swing and left alone

2.2

Goudie to Karim Sadiq, OUT, goes to drive in to the covers and makes good contact. It was hit low and hard but too close to Fraser Watts who makes a great reaction catch down low to his right

Karim Sadiq c Watts b Goudie 2 (9m 8b 0x4 0x6) SR: 25.00

What a start for Scotland. Watts hurls the ball miles up in the air as his teammates run towards him

2.3

Goudie to Javed Ahmadi, no run, blocked back to the bowler

2.4

Goudie to Javed Ahmadi, no run, flicked to square leg off the pads

2.5

Goudie to Javed Ahmadi, no run, plays and misses at a tempting delivery

2.6

Goudie to Javed Ahmadi, no run, leaves it alone this time after watching on the back foot, wicket maiden

End of over 3 (wicket maiden) Afghanistan 3/1
Javed Ahmadi    0* (4b)      G Goudie    2-1-2-1
Noor Ali Zadran    0* (6b)     

3.1

Parker to Noor Ali Zadran, no run, blocked down the pitch to mid-off

3.2

Parker to Noor Ali Zadran, 1 run, block and run to mid-on who's too far back to save a quick single

3.3

Parker to Javed Ahmadi, no run, blocked to mid-off on the front foot

3.4

Parker to Javed Ahmadi, 2 runs, blocked between cover and point and they run too. Good pace on to the bat from Parker but Ahmadi uses it to his advantage

3.5

Parker to Javed Ahmadi, 1 run, clipped behind square leg for one

3.6

Parker to Noor Ali Zadran, no run, blocked to mid-on

End of over 4 (4 runs) Afghanistan 7/1
Noor Ali Zadran    1* (9b)      MA Parker    2-0-5-0
Javed Ahmadi    3* (7b)     

4.1

Goudie to Javed Ahmadi, OUT, goes to work to short ball in to the leg-side with the pull shot but it goes straight towards Matty Parker at fine leg who takes a good catch just inside the rope

Javed Ahmadi c Parker b Goudie 3 (7m 8b 0x4 0x6) SR: 37.50

4.2

Goudie to Mohammad Shahzad, no run, blocked back to Goudie

4.3

Goudie to Mohammad Shahzad, no run, off the pads to square leg

4.4

Goudie to Mohammad Shahzad, SIX, Shahzad not looking to hang about, a good length delivery but the batsmen opens his shoulder to carve to ball high over cover and the fielders, sailing over the rope for six!

4.5

Goudie to Mohammad Shahzad, no run, blocked to short cover and he wants a quick single but Noor Ali sends him back

4.6

Goudie to Mohammad Shahzad, 2 runs, worked off his legs behind square and Parker gets round well to make a good dive on the boundary

End of over 5 (8 runs) Afghanistan 15/2
Mohammad Shahzad    8* (5b 1x6)      G Goudie    3-1-10-2
Noor Ali Zadran    1* (9b)     

5.1

Parker to Noor Ali Zadran, no run, blocked to midwicket

5.2

Parker to Noor Ali Zadran, 2 runs, flicked off his toes behind square leg as fine leg comes round to field

5.3

Parker to Noor Ali Zadran, no run, solid defence on the back foot as he pats it back to Parker

5.4

Parker to Noor Ali Zadran, no run, blocked with soft hands to cover

It looks like Noor Ali is going to be the blocker and nudger while Shahzad hits the big shots and scores the runs

5.5

Parker to Noor Ali Zadran, no run, good bounce pops up on to the outside edge of the bat, but the ball drops short of the midwicket fielder

5.6

Parker to Noor Ali Zadran, no run, defended to mid-on

End of over 6 (2 runs) Afghanistan 17/2
Noor Ali Zadran    3* (15b)      MA Parker    3-0-7-0
Mohammad Shahzad    8* (5b 1x6)     

6.1

Goudie to Mohammad Shahzad, no run, blocked back to Goudie

6.2

Goudie to Mohammad Shahzad, FOUR, too short and pulled just behind square leg, enough hang time to easily clear the fielder as it runs away for four

6.3

Goudie to Mohammad Shahzad, no run, blocked to midwicket on the front foot

6.4

Goudie to Mohammad Shahzad, 1 run, short and wide on the off-side this time. Shahzad angles the bat away to third man. In the air but wide enough of the slips

6.5

Goudie to Noor Ali Zadran, no run, better line and length this time as he defends to mid-on

6.6

Goudie to Noor Ali Zadran, 1 run, fuller ball dabbed away on the half volley down to third man

End of over 7 (6 runs) Afghanistan 23/2
Noor Ali Zadran    4* (17b)      G Goudie    4-1-16-2
Mohammad Shahzad    13* (9b 1x4 1x6)     

7.1

Parker to Noor Ali Zadran, no run, blocked to midwicket

7.2

Parker to Noor Ali Zadran, 1 run, cut away to third man

7.3

Parker to Mohammad Shahzad, 1 run, flicked away off the legs to fine leg

7.4

Parker to Noor Ali Zadran, no run, blocked to cover

7.5

Parker to Noor Ali Zadran, no run, defended to point

7.6

Parker to Noor Ali Zadran, no run, cut to backward point but well fielded

End of over 8 (2 runs) Afghanistan 25/2
Noor Ali Zadran    5* (22b)      MA Parker    4-0-9-0
Mohammad Shahzad    14* (10b 1x4 1x6)     

8.1

Goudie to Mohammad Shahzad, FOUR, a little width from Goudie is exploited by Shahzad who times the cut shot well between cover and point

8.2

Goudie to Mohammad Shahzad, no run, a little less bounce and he pulls out of the shot

8.3

Goudie to Mohammad Shahzad, no run, blocked down the track to a fuller delivery

8.4

Goudie to Mohammad Shahzad, FOUR, shot! Lovely on-drive which races off the surface between umpire and mid-on. There's no point chasing that one and Shahzad doesn't bother running either as he holds a pose for the cameras

8.5

Goudie to Mohammad Shahzad, no run, solid defence to mid-off

8.6

Goudie to Mohammad Shahzad, no run, flicked off his legs but the fielder at short midwicket has good reactions to get down to the ball

End of over 9 (8 runs) Afghanistan 33/2
Mohammad Shahzad    22* (16b 3x4 1x6)      G Goudie    5-1-24-2
Noor Ali Zadran    5* (22b)     

9.1

Parker to Noor Ali Zadran, 3 runs, drives on the up and it's a little risky, however wide enough of Lyons at mid-off who makes a good attempt to dive before chasing the ball to the long-on boundary

9.2

Parker to Mohammad Shahzad, no run, blocked to cover after coming down the track

9.3

Parker to Mohammad Shahzad, 1 run, too short and flicked off his hips round the corner to fine leg

9.4

Parker to Noor Ali Zadran, no run, angled off the bat to point

9.5

Parker to Noor Ali Zadran, no run, dropped, what a clanger too! Noor Ali plays a poor shot to a good delivery and chips the ball straight to Ollie Hairs at mid-on for one of the easiest catches you will take at this level.

He must have taken his eye off the ball as it slipped through his grasp. Silence around the ground and Parker is furious

9.6

Parker to Noor Ali Zadran, no run, blocked to cover

End of over 10 (4 runs) Afghanistan 37/2
Noor Ali Zadran    8* (26b)      MA Parker    5-0-13-0
Mohammad Shahzad    23* (18b 3x4 1x6)     

10.1

Goudie to Mohammad Shahzad, no run, blocked back to the bowler

10.2

Goudie to Mohammad Shahzad, no run, defended to short cover

10.3

Goudie to Mohammad Shahzad, 1 leg bye, off the pads behind square leg for a leg bye

10.4

Goudie to Noor Ali Zadran, no run, blocked away to point off the back foot

10.5

Goudie to Noor Ali Zadran, no run, blocked down the track to mid-on

10.6

Goudie to Noor Ali Zadran, no run, and again solid in defence, trying to make Scotland pay for that drop

Parker will continue at the other end to partner Drummond

End of over 11 (1 run, maiden) Afghanistan 38/2
Noor Ali Zadran    8* (29b)      G Goudie    6-2-24-2
Mohammad Shahzad    23* (21b 3x4 1x6)     

11.1

Parker to Mohammad Shahzad, no run, angled away to point and he shuffles down the track looking for a run but the fielders on it quickly

11.2

Parker to Mohammad Shahzad, 1 run, outside edge scurries away to third man

11.3

Parker to Noor Ali Zadran, no run, shorter ball, in towards the body and blocked away to short cover on the back foot

11.4

Parker to Noor Ali Zadran, no run, steady as a rock, prods the ball to the off-side

11.5

Parker to Noor Ali Zadran, no run, blocked in to the ground and Drummond at midwicket races in to pick up the ball

11.6

Parker to Noor Ali Zadran, no run, angled to point, one off the over

End of over 12 (1 run) Afghanistan 39/2
Noor Ali Zadran    8* (33b)      MA Parker    6-0-14-0
Mohammad Shahzad    24* (23b 3x4 1x6)     

12.1

Drummond to Mohammad Shahzad, no run, shorter ball drives on the back foot to Drummond

12.2

Drummond to Mohammad Shahzad, no run, blocked to his feet

12.3

Drummond to Mohammad Shahzad, no run, defended to cover

12.4

Drummond to Mohammad Shahzad, no run, pushed away to mid-off

12.5

Drummond to Mohammad Shahzad, no run, cut to point

12.6

Drummond to Mohammad Shahzad, no run, drives to mid-off on the back foot. Two out of two maidens for Drummond

Richie Berrington to bowl now

End of over 13 (maiden) Afghanistan 39/2
Mohammad Shahzad    24* (29b 3x4 1x6)      GD Drummond    2-2-0-0
Noor Ali Zadran    8* (33b)     

13.1

Berrington to Noor Ali Zadran, no run, blocked to mid-off

13.2

Berrington to Noor Ali Zadran, no run, back foot drive to cover

13.3

Berrington to Noor Ali Zadran, 1 run, turned off the hips through square leg for one

13.4

Berrington to Mohammad Shahzad, 1 no ball, oversteps the line as Shahzad blocks to the bowler

Free hit for Afghanistan

13.4

Berrington to Mohammad Shahzad, 1 run, big swing as the ball carves away off the outside edge for a single to third man

13.5

Berrington to Noor Ali Zadran, 1 run, blocked to point but the throw is too errant and they picked up an overthrow

13.6

Berrington to Mohammad Shahzad, no run, cut away to point

End of over 14 (4 runs) Afghanistan 43/2
Mohammad Shahzad    25* (32b 3x4 1x6)      RD Berrington    1-0-4-0
Noor Ali Zadran    10* (37b)     

14.1

Drummond to Noor Ali Zadran, 1 run, flicked behind square for one

14.2

Drummond to Mohammad Shahzad, no run, defended to midwicket

14.3

Drummond to Mohammad Shahzad, FOUR, hit back over the bowlers head. Not that well timed but easily over the fielders and it bounces away for four

14.4

Drummond to Mohammad Shahzad, no run, blocked to short cover

14.5

Drummond to Mohammad Shahzad, 1 run, cut through gully for a single

14.6

Drummond to Noor Ali Zadran, no run, blocked to midwicket off the back foot

End of over 15 (6 runs) Afghanistan 49/2
Noor Ali Zadran    11* (39b)      GD Drummond    3-2-6-0
Mohammad Shahzad    30* (36b 4x4 1x6)     

15.1

Berrington to Mohammad Shahzad, 2 runs, opens his shoulder for a big shot, but he can only sky the ball up in the air. He gets enough wood on it to land to ball at deep midwicket and they take a couple

15.2

Berrington to Mohammad Shahzad, no run, blocked to point

15.3

Berrington to Mohammad Shahzad, no run, swing and a miss outside off-stump and that almost bowled him

15.4

Berrington to Mohammad Shahzad, 2 runs, drives through cover beating the fielder as Watts and Lyons give chase

15.5

Berrington to Mohammad Shahzad, no run, patted back to the bowler

15.6

Berrington to Mohammad Shahzad, no run, prodded to the off-side

End of over 16 (4 runs) Afghanistan 53/2
Mohammad Shahzad    34* (42b 4x4 1x6)      RD Berrington    2-0-8-0
Noor Ali Zadran    11* (39b)     

16.1

Drummond to Noor Ali Zadran, no run, back to the bowler

16.2

Drummond to Noor Ali Zadran, 1 run, flicked behind square leg

16.3

Drummond to Mohammad Shahzad, no run, cut straight to the fielder at cover

16.4

Drummond to Mohammad Shahzad, OUT, cut away to point again but a great diving stop from Berrington. Shahzad had already set off for the run but Noor Ali stayed put at the other end. Berrington leapt to his feet and fired the ball to Lockhart who whipped off the bails

Mohammad Shahzad run out 34 (51m 44b 4x4 1x6) SR: 77.27

Shahzad got back to slide his bat in but he was too late. Stunning piece of fielding from Richie Berrington and Shahzad strops off the field, not happy with his batting partner

16.5

Drummond to Nawroz Mangal, no run, blocked off the back foot to short cover

16.6

Drummond to Nawroz Mangal, no run, straight bat to defend to mid-on

End of over 17 (1 run) Afghanistan 54/3
Nawroz Mangal    0* (2b)      GD Drummond    4-2-7-0
Noor Ali Zadran    12* (41b)     

17.1

Berrington to Noor Ali Zadran, 2 runs, flicked off his pads through square leg for a couple

17.2

Berrington to Noor Ali Zadran, no run, good pace and bounce beats him outside off

17.3

Berrington to Noor Ali Zadran, no run, blocked back to the bowler

17.4

Berrington to Noor Ali Zadran, 1 run, shorter ball helped around the corner to fine leg

17.5

Berrington to Nawroz Mangal, no run, full toss driven straight to mid-on

17.6

Berrington to Nawroz Mangal, no run, defended to mid-off on the back foot

End of over 18 (3 runs) Afghanistan 57/3
Nawroz Mangal    0* (4b)      RD Berrington    3-0-11-0
Noor Ali Zadran    15* (45b)     

18.1

Drummond to Noor Ali Zadran, OUT, good length ball which Noor Ali tries to work away to third man but McCallum's there at gully to take a great diving catch leaning forwards

Noor Ali Zadran c McCallum b Drummond 15 (76m 46b 0x4 0x6) SR: 32.60

18.2

Drummond to Asghar Stanikzai, no run, blocked to mid-off

18.3

Drummond to Asghar Stanikzai, no run, defended to the bowler on the front foot

18.4

Drummond to Asghar Stanikzai, 1 run, thin outside edge which deflects off the keepers pads and away to short third man, too low to be deemed a chance

18.5

Drummond to Nawroz Mangal, no run, play and a miss with the cut shot

18.6

Drummond to Nawroz Mangal, no run, straight bat back to the bowler

Two new batsmen in at five and six for Afghanistan is really going to slow the run rate down for the next few overs

End of over 19 (1 run) Afghanistan 58/4
Nawroz Mangal    0* (6b)      GD Drummond    5-2-8-1
Asghar Stanikzai    1* (3b)     

19.1

Berrington to Asghar Stanikzai, no run, tapped to midwicket

19.2

Berrington to Asghar Stanikzai, no run, back to the bowler

19.3

Berrington to Asghar Stanikzai, no run, full toss drives back to the bowler

19.4

Berrington to Asghar Stanikzai, no run, cut to point

19.5

Berrington to Asghar Stanikzai, no run, blocked to cover

19.6

Berrington to Asghar Stanikzai, no run, solid defence to short cover, six dots and that's another maiden

End of over 20 (maiden) Afghanistan 58/4
Asghar Stanikzai    1* (9b)      RD Berrington    4-1-11-0
Nawroz Mangal    0* (6b)     

20.1

Drummond to Nawroz Mangal, 1 run, flicked through square leg for one

20.2

Drummond to Asghar Stanikzai, no run, blocked to cover

20.3

Drummond to Asghar Stanikzai, no run, prodded away to cover again

20.4

Drummond to Asghar Stanikzai, no run, prodded away to midwicket

20.5

Drummond to Asghar Stanikzai, no run, blocked to the bowler

20.6

Drummond to Asghar Stanikzai, no run, prodded to cover again, tight stuff from Drummond and Scotland

End of over 21 (1 run) Afghanistan 59/4
Asghar Stanikzai    1* (14b)      GD Drummond    6-2-9-1
Nawroz Mangal    1* (7b)     

21.1

Berrington to Nawroz Mangal, no run, play and a miss with the cut shot

21.2

Berrington to Nawroz Mangal, no run, straight drive which bounces over the bowler and mid-on fields

21.3

Berrington to Nawroz Mangal, 1 wide, fuller ball but too far away from off-stump

21.3

Berrington to Nawroz Mangal, 2 runs, too straight and pulled away fine off the bottom edge of the bat, Lyons gets round well to flick the ball off the rope

21.4

Berrington to Nawroz Mangal, no run, cut to point

21.5

Berrington to Nawroz Mangal, no run, solid defence on the front foot

21.6

Berrington to Nawroz Mangal, no run, and again, back to the bowler

Ross Lyons to bring on the spin for Scotland

End of over 22 (3 runs) Afghanistan 62/4
Nawroz Mangal    3* (13b)      RD Berrington    5-1-14-0
Asghar Stanikzai    1* (14b)     

22.1

Lyons to Asghar Stanikzai, no run, blocked to backward point

22.2

Lyons to Asghar Stanikzai, no run, blocked to the cover

22.3

Lyons to Asghar Stanikzai, FOUR, skips down the track and hits the ball over mid-off and it runs away for four

22.4

Lyons to Asghar Stanikzai, no run, drives at the cover fielder

Long-off in position now

22.5

Lyons to Asghar Stanikzai, no run, play and a miss with the cut shot

22.6

Lyons to Asghar Stanikzai, no run, cut to cover again

End of over 23 (4 runs) Afghanistan 66/4
Asghar Stanikzai    5* (20b 1x4)      RT Lyons    1-0-4-0
Nawroz Mangal    3* (13b)     

23.1

Berrington to Nawroz Mangal, no run, yorker ball dug in to the ground which bounces up and hits Nawroz on the lid

23.2

Berrington to Nawroz Mangal, no run, blocked in the air to mid-on but drops short of two fielders

23.3

Berrington to Nawroz Mangal, 2 leg byes, too short and it clips off the body of the batter before going down to fine leg, who comes round to make a good save on the rope

23.4

Berrington to Nawroz Mangal, no run, blocked down to midwicket

23.5

Berrington to Nawroz Mangal, FOUR, full toss hit wide of mid-on and the ball beats Hairs to the rope

23.6

Berrington to Nawroz Mangal, no run, blocked to the bowler

Long-on and long-off in places for Lyons

End of over 24 (6 runs) Afghanistan 72/4
Nawroz Mangal    7* (19b 1x4)      RD Berrington    6-1-18-0
Asghar Stanikzai    5* (20b 1x4)     

24.1

Lyons to Asghar Stanikzai, 1 run, skips down the track to drive at long-off

24.2

Lyons to Nawroz Mangal, no run, drives in to the cover and the ball spins in to the fielders hands

24.3

Lyons to Nawroz Mangal, no run, drives straight at cover

24.4

Lyons to Nawroz Mangal, 1 run, hit along the ground to long-off

24.5

Lyons to Asghar Stanikzai, no run, good turn and bounce, Asghar misses with the flashing cut

24.6

Lyons to Asghar Stanikzai, 1 run, hit down the ground to the deep fielders, long-off fields again

Scotland will be happy to keep the run-rate to just three an over The umpires are walking over to the deep midwicket boundary and all the Afghani supporters are being moved back from the boundary rope Iqbal will bowl from the other end in tandem with Lyons

End of over 25 (3 runs) Afghanistan 75/4
Asghar Stanikzai    7* (23b 1x4)      RT Lyons    2-0-7-0
Nawroz Mangal    8* (22b 1x4)     

25.1

Iqbal to Asghar Stanikzai, 2 runs, drives past the cover fielder and Gouide comes round to field

25.2

Iqbal to Asghar Stanikzai, no run, watched the spin and left it alone

25.3

Iqbal to Asghar Stanikzai, no run, blocked on the front foot

25.4

Iqbal to Asghar Stanikzai, no run, big stride to defend down the track

25.5

Iqbal to Asghar Stanikzai, 1 run, cut away to deep cover

25.6

Iqbal to Nawroz Mangal, no run, blocked to short cover

End of over 26 (3 runs) Afghanistan 78/4
Nawroz Mangal    8* (23b 1x4)      MM Iqbal    1-0-3-0
Asghar Stanikzai    10* (28b 1x4)     

26.1

Lyons to Asghar Stanikzai, no run, cut in to the ground to short cover

26.2

Lyons to Asghar Stanikzai, no run, again tries to cut the ball away but ends up reaching for it and hitting the ball in to the ground

26.3

Lyons to Asghar Stanikzai, no run, spinning away and left alone again

26.4

Lyons to Asghar Stanikzai, no run, blocked away to gully as the ball spins away off the bat

26.5

Lyons to Asghar Stanikzai, no run, bounce squares up Asghar and an outside edge runs wide of short third man

26.6

Lyons to Asghar Stanikzai, 1 run, quick single to wide of midwicket

End of over 27 (1 run) Afghanistan 79/4
Asghar Stanikzai    11* (34b 1x4)      RT Lyons    3-0-8-0
Nawroz Mangal    8* (23b 1x4)     

27.1

Iqbal to Asghar Stanikzai, no run, blocked away after a big stride forward

27.2

Iqbal to Asghar Stanikzai, no run, and again on the front foot

27.3

Iqbal to Asghar Stanikzai, no run, tries to sweep but straight to short fine leg

27.4

Iqbal to Asghar Stanikzai, 1 run, full toss hit down the ground to long-on

27.5

Iqbal to Nawroz Mangal, no run, angled away the shorter ball to short third man

27.6

Iqbal to Nawroz Mangal, no run, spins well away from the stumps and left alone

End of over 28 (1 run) Afghanistan 80/4
Nawroz Mangal    8* (25b 1x4)      MM Iqbal    2-0-4-0
Asghar Stanikzai    12* (38b 1x4)     

28.1

Lyons to Asghar Stanikzai, FOUR, gets the footwork right this time and the timings good too, Asghar cut the ball away between cover and point for four

28.2

Lyons to Asghar Stanikzai, no run, off the back foot, he drives down to long-off

28.3

Lyons to Asghar Stanikzai, no run, wild swing and a miss outside off-stump

28.4

Lyons to Asghar Stanikzai, no run, leaves it alone this time

28.5

Lyons to Asghar Stanikzai, 1 run, mis-timed the cut shot and the ball pops up in the air but wide enough of point and they take a single in the gap

28.6

Lyons to Nawroz Mangal, no run, good turn beats the forward defensive prod

End of over 29 (5 runs) Afghanistan 85/4
Nawroz Mangal    8* (26b 1x4)      RT Lyons    4-0-13-0
Asghar Stanikzai    17* (43b 2x4)     

29.1

Iqbal to Asghar Stanikzai, no run, pulled in to the ground at midwicket

29.2

Iqbal to Asghar Stanikzai, no run, pulled wide of midwicket and Berrington leaps on the ball to prevent a single

29.3

Iqbal to Asghar Stanikzai, no run, drives hard back at the bowler

29.4

Iqbal to Asghar Stanikzai, 1 run, wide of midwicket and down to long-on

29.5

Iqbal to Nawroz Mangal, 1 run, cut to deep cover

29.6

Iqbal to Asghar Stanikzai, 1 run, in the gap to deep cover again

End of over 30 (3 runs) Afghanistan 88/4
Asghar Stanikzai    19* (48b 2x4)      MM Iqbal    3-0-7-0
Nawroz Mangal    9* (27b 1x4)     

30.1

Lyons to Asghar Stanikzai, 1 run, hit down the ground for a single

30.2

Lyons to Nawroz Mangal, 1 run, flicked down to long-on for a single

30.3

Lyons to Asghar Stanikzai, 2 runs, hit hard through cover and the fielders give chase

30.4

Lyons to Asghar Stanikzai, 1 run, down the ground for an easy single

30.5

Lyons to Nawroz Mangal, no run, blocked back to the bowler

30.6

Lyons to Nawroz Mangal, 1 run, pulled through midwicket for one

End of over 31 (6 runs) Afghanistan 94/4
Nawroz Mangal    11* (30b 1x4)      RT Lyons    5-0-19-0
Asghar Stanikzai    23* (51b 2x4)     

31.1

Iqbal to Nawroz Mangal, 1 run, flicked behind square in the air, drops short of the deep fielder

31.2

Iqbal to Asghar Stanikzai, 2 runs, drives through mid-off and wide of deep cover

31.3

Iqbal to Asghar Stanikzai, 1 run, cut away to the deep cover fielder this time for just a single

31.4

Iqbal to Nawroz Mangal, no run, blocked away to short cover

31.5

Iqbal to Nawroz Mangal, no run, turn and bounce beats the outside edge of the bat

31.6

Iqbal to Nawroz Mangal, no run, prodded away to the leg-side

End of over 32 (4 runs) Afghanistan 98/4
Nawroz Mangal    14* (43b 1x4)      MM Iqbal    4-0-11-0
Asghar Stanikzai    24* (44b 2x4)     

32.1

Lyons to Asghar Stanikzai, OUT, he goes reaching for the cut shot as the ball spins away and prods the ball in the air above Berrington at cover who jumped up to take a comfortable catch two handed above his head

Asghar Stanikzai c Berrington b Lyons 24 (45m 45b 2x4 0x6) SR: 53.33

32.2

Lyons to Shapoor Zadran, no run, cut away to point

32.3

Lyons to Shapoor Zadran, no run, blocked to square leg

32.4

Lyons to Shapoor Zadran, OUT, bowled! Shapoor didn't know to go forwards or backwards to the shot and didn't offer a stroke. The ball spins in sharply and tickles the top of off-stump

Shapoor Zadran b Lyons 0 (2m 3b 0x4 0x6) SR: 0.00

32.5

Lyons to Mohammad Nabi, no run, blocked to hit feet and the spin almost takes the ball on to the stumps

32.6

Lyons to Mohammad Nabi, no run, blocked to cover

Double wicket maiden from Lyons puts Scotland in control

End of over 33 (wicket maiden) Afghanistan 98/6
Mohammad Nabi    0* (2b)      RT Lyons    6-1-19-2
Nawroz Mangal    14* (43b 1x4)     

33.1

Iqbal to Nawroz Mangal, no run, angled away to backward point

33.2

Iqbal to Nawroz Mangal, 1 run, too short and cut away to deep cover

33.3

Iqbal to Mohammad Nabi, 2 runs, gets down to sweep and an lbw appeal goes up. He got a little edge though and they run two to fine third man

33.4

Iqbal to Mohammad Nabi, no run, it's all happening now, off the pads and a big lbw shout again, this time definetly pad and a little straighter. Umpire Bagh says not out as Nabi sets off for a run and has to scramble back quickly to avoid getting run out

33.5

Iqbal to Mohammad Nabi, no run, tapped to midwicket

33.6

Iqbal to Mohammad Nabi, no run, tame block away to point

End of over 34 (3 runs) Afghanistan 101/6
Mohammad Nabi    2* (6b)      MM Iqbal    5-0-14-0
Nawroz Mangal    15* (45b 1x4)     

34.1

Lyons to Nawroz Mangal, no run, defended back to the bowler

34.2

Lyons to Nawroz Mangal, no run, blocked away to cover

34.3

Lyons to Nawroz Mangal, no run, left alone, spinning away from off-stump

34.4

Lyons to Nawroz Mangal, no run, good spin away again beats the bat

The temperature I have just been reliably informed has just hit a sweltering 32C here in Rotterdam

34.5

Lyons to Nawroz Mangal, no run, left alone outside off this time

34.6

Lyons to Nawroz Mangal, no run, beats him again with the spin, another maiden for Lyons

End of over 35 (maiden) Afghanistan 101/6
Nawroz Mangal    15* (51b 1x4)      RT Lyons    7-2-19-2
Mohammad Nabi    2* (6b)     

35.1

Iqbal to Mohammad Nabi, no run, swing and a miss going for the off-drive

35.2

Iqbal to Mohammad Nabi, 1 run, cut away to deep cover

35.3

Iqbal to Nawroz Mangal, no run, another play and a miss outside off

35.4

Iqbal to Nawroz Mangal, 1 run, flicked away through square leg

35.5

Iqbal to Mohammad Nabi, 1 run, full toss hit down the ground to long-on

35.6

Iqbal to Nawroz Mangal, 1 run, pulled to deep cover

End of over 36 (4 runs) Afghanistan 105/6
Nawroz Mangal    17* (54b 1x4)      MM Iqbal    6-0-18-0
Mohammad Nabi    4* (9b)     

36.1

Lyons to Nawroz Mangal, 1 run, hit down the ground to long-on

36.2

Lyons to Mohammad Nabi, no run, blocked back to Lyons

36.3

Lyons to Mohammad Nabi, no run, tapped to midwicket

36.4

Lyons to Mohammad Nabi, no run, turn beats the bat

36.5

Lyons to Mohammad Nabi, no run, and again, Lyons ripping the ball away from the bat

36.6

Lyons to Mohammad Nabi, no run, pushed timidly to midwicket on the front foot

End of over 37 (1 run) Afghanistan 106/6
Mohammad Nabi    4* (14b)      RT Lyons    8-2-20-2
Nawroz Mangal    18* (55b 1x4)     

37.1

Iqbal to Nawroz Mangal, 3 runs, tries to cut the ball away and gets a thin edge, short third man and short fine leg give chase down the ground

37.2

Iqbal to Mohammad Nabi, OUT, goes down for the sweep and doesn't connect, the ball looks straight enough and the umpire raises the finger. Maybe a slight inside edge but Mohammad Nabi has been given his marching orders

Mohammad Nabi lbw b Iqbal 4 (13m 15b 0x4 0x6) SR: 26.66

37.3

Iqbal to Samiullah Shenwari, no run, tapped to midwicket

37.4

Iqbal to Samiullah Shenwari, no run, leading edge jumps up in the air but Iqbal can't get to it in time

37.5

Iqbal to Samiullah Shenwari, 1 run, get away to deep cover

37.6

Iqbal to Nawroz Mangal, no run, back to the bowler as he takes a big stride forward to defend

End of over 38 (4 runs) Afghanistan 110/7
Nawroz Mangal    21* (57b 1x4)      MM Iqbal    7-0-22-1
Samiullah Shenwari    1* (3b)     

38.1

Lyons to Samiullah Shenwari, no run, blocked to point off the back foot

38.2

Lyons to Samiullah Shenwari, no run, angled away to point with the spin

38.3

Lyons to Samiullah Shenwari, no run, prodded away to cover

38.4

Lyons to Samiullah Shenwari, no run, quicker ball beats the bat outside off-stump

38.5

Lyons to Samiullah Shenwari, no run, stride forward again to block away

38.6

Lyons to Samiullah Shenwari, no run, this one stays low and the batsmen leaves it alone, another maiden for Lyons

End of over 39 (maiden) Afghanistan 110/7
Samiullah Shenwari    1* (9b)      RT Lyons    9-3-20-2
Nawroz Mangal    21* (57b 1x4)     

39.1

Iqbal to Nawroz Mangal, no run, big turn away from the stumps and left alone

39.2

Iqbal to Nawroz Mangal, 2 runs, too short and pulled away through midwicket for a couple

Nawroz is going to have to play a captains innings now, Shenwari is at the other end who scored 82 batting at number four against Kenya the other day

39.3

Iqbal to Nawroz Mangal, 2 runs, goes to sweep and gets a top edge over the keeper and runs fine for two

39.4

Iqbal to Nawroz Mangal, 1 run, pulled through midwicket

39.5

Iqbal to Samiullah Shenwari, no run, off the pads and a big lbw shout is turned down, outside the line of leg

39.6

Iqbal to Samiullah Shenwari, no run, better flight, tapped in to the ground by the batsmen

End of over 40 (5 runs) Afghanistan 115/7
Samiullah Shenwari    1* (11b)      MM Iqbal    8-0-27-1
Nawroz Mangal    26* (61b 1x4)     

40.1

Lyons to Nawroz Mangal, no run, tries a late cut down to third man but misses

40.2

Lyons to Nawroz Mangal, no run, tapped in to the covers

40.3

Lyons to Nawroz Mangal, 1 run, drives straight and on the up, wide enough of Lyons though and down to long-off for a single

40.4

Lyons to Samiullah Shenwari, OUT, Lyons fires in a quicker and flatter ball in to the feet of Shenwari, he gets down to block on the half volley but the ball just pops up back to Lyons for a simple caught and bowled

Samiullah Shenwari c & b Lyons 1 (10m 12b 0x4 0x6) SR: 8.33

40.5

Lyons to Khaliq Dad, no run, blocked away to gully

40.6

Lyons to Khaliq Dad, no run, beats the bat and that's Lyons ten overs done

3/21 and that's Lyons' best figures in an ODI, Iqbal to continue from the other end as he's still got two overs left

End of over 41 (1 run) Afghanistan 116/8
Khaliq Dad    0* (2b)      RT Lyons    10-3-21-3
Nawroz Mangal    27* (64b 1x4)     

41.1

Iqbal to Nawroz Mangal, no run, blocked down the track

41.2

Iqbal to Nawroz Mangal, 2 runs, through deep cover for a couple

41.3

Iqbal to Nawroz Mangal, 1 run, chipped through extra cover for one

41.4

Iqbal to Khaliq Dad, 1 run, block and run in to the on-side

41.5

Iqbal to Nawroz Mangal, 1 run, along the ground to long-on

41.6

Iqbal to Khaliq Dad, no run, good turn beating the bat

Captain Drummond back on to bowl now

End of over 42 (5 runs) Afghanistan 121/8
Khaliq Dad    1* (4b)      MM Iqbal    9-0-32-1
Nawroz Mangal    31* (68b 1x4)     

42.1

Drummond to Nawroz Mangal, no run, blocked in to the leg-side

42.2

Drummond to Nawroz Mangal, no run, cut away off the back foot to cover

42.3

Drummond to Nawroz Mangal, no run, swing and a miss outside off

42.4

Drummond to Nawroz Mangal, 1 run, through midwicket and they jog a single as long-on comes round to field

42.5

Drummond to Khaliq Dad, 1 run, stands tall to cut through cover, every precious run being cheered by the Afghani support

42.6

Drummond to Nawroz Mangal, 1 run, hit down the ground to long-on

And Iqbal will bowl through with his last over now

End of over 43 (3 runs) Afghanistan 124/8
Nawroz Mangal    33* (73b 1x4)      GD Drummond    7-2-12-1
Khaliq Dad    2* (5b)     

43.1

Iqbal to Nawroz Mangal, 1 run, cut away through the gap to deep cover

43.2

Iqbal to Khaliq Dad, no run, good spin beating the bat outside off

43.3

Iqbal to Khaliq Dad, no run, blocked on the front foot to short cover

43.4

Iqbal to Khaliq Dad, OUT, gone! Khaliq Dad tries to make room to cut the ball away but can only manage to chop the ball on to his own stumps off the bottom edge of the bat

Khaliq Dad b Iqbal 2 (10m 8b 0x4 0x6) SR: 25.00

Hamid Hassan in at number 11 can still hit a ball a long way

43.5

Iqbal to Hamid Hassan, 1 run, single down to long-on

43.6

Iqbal to Nawroz Mangal, 1 run, long-off this time for one

End of over 44 (3 runs) Afghanistan 127/9
Nawroz Mangal    35* (75b 1x4)      MM Iqbal    10-0-35-2
Hamid Hassan    1* (1b)     

44.1

Drummond to Nawroz Mangal, no run, blocked to midwicket

44.2

Drummond to Nawroz Mangal, no run, goes for the drive but in to the ground

44.3

Drummond to Nawroz Mangal, no run, tapped back to the bowler

44.4

Drummond to Nawroz Mangal, 1 run, down the ground pulled wide of midwicket for a single

44.5

Drummond to Hamid Hassan, no run, pushes away to short cover

44.6

Drummond to Hamid Hassan, 1 run, single down the ground to long-off

Berrington will take over from Iqbal

End of over 45 (2 runs) Afghanistan 129/9
Hamid Hassan    2* (3b)      GD Drummond    8-2-14-1
Nawroz Mangal    36* (79b 1x4)     

45.1

Berrington to Hamid Hassan, no run, digs out a fuller ball to point

45.2

Berrington to Hamid Hassan, 1 run, extra bounce off the gloves as the ball dribbles away to square leg

45.3

Berrington to Nawroz Mangal, 1 bye, quicker ball and Nawroz takes a big swipe at the drive and Lockhart can't gather

45.4

Berrington to Hamid Hassan, no run, blocked back to the bowler

45.5

Berrington to Hamid Hassan, no run, on-drive straight to midwicket

45.6

Berrington to Hamid Hassan, 1 wide, drifting down the leg-side

45.6

Berrington to Hamid Hassan, FOUR, late cut and the fielders up. The ball races away past short third man for a rare boundary

End of over 46 (7 runs) Afghanistan 136/9
Hamid Hassan    7* (8b 1x4)      RD Berrington    7-1-24-0
Nawroz Mangal    36* (80b 1x4)     

46.1

Drummond to Nawroz Mangal, 1 run, chip and run to the side of midwicket

46.2

Drummond to Hamid Hassan, no run, blocked away to point

46.3

Drummond to Hamid Hassan, no run, extra bounce takes Hassan by surprise and the ball bounces away off the shoulder of the bat

46.4

Drummond to Hamid Hassan, 1 run, full toss clipped to short fine leg and they sprint a single

46.5

Drummond to Nawroz Mangal, no run, shorter ball but the Afghani skipper can't connect with the cut shot

46.6

Drummond to Nawroz Mangal, (no ball) 1 run, he gets down low to play a cheeky paddle which bounces short of short fine leg, he overstepped too so that's a free hit coming up

46.6

Drummond to Hamid Hassan, 1 run, good fuller ball which Hassan can only dig away to midwicket

End of over 47 (5 runs) Afghanistan 141/9
Hamid Hassan    9* (12b 1x4)      GD Drummond    9-2-19-1
Nawroz Mangal    38* (83b 1x4)     

47.1

Berrington to Hamid Hassan, OUT, hits him hard on the pads and it was straight enough, a big appeal went up and Bagh raises the finger once more. Hassan didn't look too happy as he glanced back at the stumps but that's out

Hamid Hassan lbw b Berrington 9 (15m 13b 1x4 0x6) SR: 69.23

Well because we've finished slightly earlier, the Scots will bat before the lunch break, there will be a 10 minute interval and about 20 minutes of batting as dictated by the tournament rules. The Afghan fielders are warming up and the Scots will need 142 runs to claim victory and a place in tomorrows final.

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Scotland's Fraser Watts was the Man of the Match, Afghanistan v Scotland, ICC WCL Division 1, Rotterdam, July 9, 2010

Scotland's Fraser Watts was the Man of the Match

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Gordon Goudie signals the win that took Scotland to the final, Afghanistan v Scotland, ICC WCL Division 1, Rotterdam, July 9, 2010

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