World T20, 5th Match, First Round Group A: Afghanistan v Hong Kong at Chittagong, Mar 18, 2014
World T20 - 5th match, First Round Group A
Afghanistan won by 7 wickets (with 12 balls remaining)
Played at Zahur Ahmed Chowdhury Stadium, Chittagong (neutral venue)
18 March 2014 - day/night match (20-over match)

Shapoor Zadran to Irfan Ahmed, OUT, he is gone first-ball again! Wonderful delivery first up but an atrocious shot! It's full and fast and straight and Irfan plays a limp drive. He plays down the wrong line and the ball flicks the off stump en route to the keeper. The bail on the other side comes off. What a start for Afghanistan!

Irfan Ahmed b Shapoor Zadran 0 (2m 1b 0x4 0x6) SR: 0.00

Hong Kong 0/1   Waqas Barkat 0* (0b)   Shapoor Zadran 0.1-0-0-1

Amir Hamza to Atkinson, OUT, that is the end of a wonderful short innings from Atkinson! This was tossed up, it drifted in and went straight with the arm to strike the batsman on the front pad. Atkinson was playing for the turn and pushes outside the line. The umpire waits for a bit but rightly raises his finger. That would have gone to hit middle and leg

JJ Atkinson lbw b Amir Hamza 31 (24m 20b 5x4 1x6) SR: 155.00

Hong Kong 42/2   Waqas Barkat 9* (7b 1x4)   Amir Hamza 0.4-0-6-1

Mohammad Nabi to Waqas Barkat, OUT, oh no, he was playing that chip shot so well and he chooses to play a scoop instead! This is exactly like Misbah getting out in the World T20 final in 2007! An easy catch for short fine leg fielder

Waqas Barkat c Dawlat Zadran b Mohammad Nabi 32 (67m 32b 3x4 0x6) SR: 100.00

Hong Kong 102/3   MS Chapman 30* (30b 2x4 1x6)   Mohammad Nabi 2.3-0-20-1

Mohammad Nabi to Babar Hayat, OUT, well, he has the memory of that previous shot at least! He sweeps this one, but gets a thick top edge that is easily taken at deep square leg

Babar Hayat c Asghar Stanikzai b Mohammad Nabi 5 (9m 3b 1x4 0x6) SR: 166.66

Hong Kong 115/4   MS Chapman 38* (39b 3x4 1x6)   Mohammad Nabi 3.3-0-26-2

Dawlat Zadran to Chapman, OUT, he has given it away! Chapman moves across to the off side to flick this one fine on the leg side, misses and looses his leg stump. That was a little too quick for him..141.5 kph

MS Chapman b Dawlat Zadran 38 (55m 43b 3x4 1x6) SR: 88.37

Hong Kong 117/5   Nizakat Khan 1* (1b)   Dawlat Zadran 1.2-0-10-1

Amir Hamza to Nizakat Khan, OUT, flatter delivery, Nizakat tries the repeat of the previous shot, but he doesn't get any elevation this time. it's hit straight to the extra cover fielder

Nizakat Khan c Mohammad Nabi b Amir Hamza 9 (11m 4b 0x4 1x6) SR: 225.00

Hong Kong 127/6   Munir Dar 1* (4b)   Amir Hamza 3.3-0-24-2

Dawlat Zadran to Tanwir Afzal, OUT, this time there is a direct hit! The batsman dabs it to mid off and calls for a quick one, but the fielder fires a throw and breaks the stumps at the striker's end. Dar was well short. Good thinking by the fielder to target the slower of the two runners

Munir Dar run out 3 (11m 6b 0x4 0x6) SR: 50.00

Hong Kong 135/7   Tanwir Afzal 1* (3b)   Dawlat Zadran 2.2-0-13-1

Shapoor Zadran to Tanwir Afzal, OUT, good running catch at wide long on by Naib! Tanwir aimed to go over the boundary with a cross-batted swipe but didn't get the distance he would have liked. Naib runs to his right from long on to take it comfortably in the end

Tanwir Afzal c Gulbadin Naib b Shapoor Zadran 11 (10m 6b 1x4 1x6) SR: 183.33

Hong Kong 147/8   Haseeb Amjad 2* (3b)   Shapoor Zadran 3.2-0-21-2
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