Asian Cricket Council Trophy Elite, Group A: Afghanistan v Maldives at Sharjah, Oct 6, 2012
Afghanistan won by 6 wickets (with 145 balls remaining)
Played at Sharjah Cricket Stadium (neutral venue)
6 October 2012 (50-over match)
  Maldives innings (50 overs maximum) R B 4s 6s SR
View dismissal Abdullah Shahid c Karim Sadiq b Sayed Shirzad 10 19 0 0 52.63
5.3 caught Karim Sadiq 19/2
View dismissal Shafraz Jaleel c Nawroz Mangal b Sayed Shirzad 2 11 0 0 18.18
3.6 dug in short and Shafraz late on the attempted pull, loops up to mid-on who comes forward to take 9/1
View dismissal M Jayakody lbw b Mohammad Nabi 46 101 6 3 45.54
39.2 a little more zip on that length-delivery, beats the bat and Umpire Salomon says that'd be hitting. End of a good innings by Jayakody, has held things together well 128/6
View dismissal Mohamed Rishwan c Nawroz Mangal b Javed Ahmadi 45 51 1 2 88.23
21.3 head-up, driving, easy take for the bowler 66/3
View dismissal Mihusan Hamid lbw b Mohammad Nabi 16 47 0 0 34.04
37.3 trapped in the crease and the off-break adjudged to be hitting the top of middle 119/4
View dismissal Ahmed Faiz* c Gulbadin Naib b Rahmat Shah 1 4 0 0 25.00
38.3 tossed up on off-stump, Maldives captain's eyes light up but the ball takes the edge and gully catches diving forward 124/5
View dismissal Husham Ibrahim c Karim Sadiq b Rahmat Shah 0 5 0 0 0.00
40.2 spins off a length, big heave by young Husham, takes the outside edge and a Mark Waugh-ish catch at slip by Karim, was travelling and was partially unsighted by the 'keeper 128/7
View dismissal Mohamed Mahfooz b Sayed Shirzad 0 7 0 0 0.00
41.3 and this one cleans him up totally, off-and-middle stump splayed 128/9
View dismissal Neesham Nasir c †Afsar Zazai b Rahmat Shah 0 3 0 0 0.00
40.5 pitched up and the batsman plays a flat-footed drive and is caught behind off the outside edge 128/8
View dismissal Ismail Nihad c †Afsar Zazai b Mohammad Nabi 10 11 2 0 90.90
44.2 tries to turn one to leg, bounces a little and dinks off the edge, hangs in the air and the 'keeper runs to short-square leg to catch with a dive 143/10
Hassan Ibrahim not out 4 8 0 0 50.00
Extras (b 2, lb 1, w 5, nb 1) 9
  Total (all out; 44.2 overs) 143 (3.22 runs per over)
  Bowling O M R W Econ  
  Dawlat Zadran 3 1 7 0 2.33 (1w)
View wickets Sayed Shirzad 6 0 23 3 3.83 (1nb)
41.3 to Mohamed Mahfooz, and this one cleans him up totally, off-and-middle stump splayed 128/9
  Gulbadin Naib 4 1 20 0 5.00 (2w)
  Samiullah Shenwari 10 1 23 0 2.30
View wickets Mohammad Nabi 5.2 1 23 3 4.31
37.3 to Mihusan Hamid, trapped in the crease and the off-break adjudged to be hitting the top of middle 119/4
39.2 to Jayakody, a little more zip on that length-delivery, beats the bat and Umpire Salomon says that'd be hitting. End of a good innings by Jayakody, has held things together well 128/6
44.2 to Ismail Nihad, tries to turn one to leg, bounces a little and dinks off the edge, hangs in the air and the 'keeper runs to short-square leg to catch with a dive 143/10
View wicket Javed Ahmadi 5 2 7 1 1.40
21.3 to Mohamed Rishwan, head-up, driving, easy take for the bowler 66/3
  Karim Sadiq 4 0 12 0 3.00 (1w)
View wickets Rahmat Shah 7 2 25 3 3.57
38.3 to Ahmed Faiz, tossed up on off-stump, Maldives captain's eyes light up but the ball takes the edge and gully catches diving forward 124/5
40.2 to Husham Ibrahim, spins off a length, big heave by young Husham, takes the outside edge and a Mark Waugh-ish catch at slip by Karim, was travelling and was partially unsighted by the 'keeper 128/7
40.5 to Neesham Nasir, pitched up and the batsman plays a flat-footed drive and is caught behind off the outside edge 128/8
  Afghanistan innings (target: 144 runs from 50 overs) R B 4s 6s SR
View dismissal Javed Ahmadi c †Mohamed Rishwan b Ismail Nihad 19 26 3 0 73.07
8.3 you may think you can hit anything, but you can't hit everything, Javed flashes at a good-length delivery on the up and Rishwan takes a stunning catch at point, that ball was travelling hard at him 61/2
View dismissal Gulbadin Naib c Husham Ibrahim b Mohamed Mahfooz 35 23 6 0 152.17
7.4 self-destruct button pushed! Length delivery swung in the air straight down midwicket's throat, five yards in from the boundary 56/1
View dismissal Nawroz Mangal* c Jayakody b Ismail Nihad 18 21 2 0 85.71
14.4 daft shot for real this time, swings across the line to take a back of a length ball on middle to the on-side, mistimes it and goes high to mid-on who puts in a last-second dive to clutch the ball inches from the ground. BIG wicket 81/3
Mohibullah Oryakhel not out 22 46 1 0 47.82
View dismissal Karim Sadiq c Mohamed Mahfooz b Neesham Nasir 14 26 0 1 53.84
22.6 slower ball, and Karim doesn't get on top of it, drives the ball straight to point who tosses it up gleefully. 111/4
Mohammad Nabi not out 35 13 2 4 269.23
Extras (w 5) 5
  Total (4 wickets; 25.5 overs) 148 (5.72 runs per over)
  Bowling O M R W Econ  
  Hassan Ibrahim 3 0 17 0 5.66
  M Jayakody 2 0 14 0 7.00 (1w)
  Abdullah Shahid 1 0 16 0 16.00
View wickets Ismail Nihad 7 0 29 2 4.14 (1w)
8.3 to Javed Ahmadi, you may think you can hit anything, but you can't hit everything, Javed flashes at a good-length delivery on the up and Rishwan takes a stunning catch at point, that ball was travelling hard at him 61/2
14.4 to Nawroz Mangal, daft shot for real this time, swings across the line to take a back of a length ball on middle to the on-side, mistimes it and goes high to mid-on who puts in a last-second dive to clutch the ball inches from the ground. BIG wicket 81/3
View wicket Mohamed Mahfooz 9.5 1 50 1 5.08 (2w)
7.4 to Gulbadin Naib, self-destruct button pushed! Length delivery swung in the air straight down midwicket's throat, five yards in from the boundary 56/1
View wicket Neesham Nasir 3 0 22 1 7.33
22.6 to Karim Sadiq, slower ball, and Karim doesn't get on top of it, drives the ball straight to point who tosses it up gleefully. 111/4

Match details


Toss - Maldives, who chose to bat
Points - Afghanistan 2, Maldives 0
Player of the match - Mohammad Nabi (Afghanistan)
Umpires - JS Nathan (Kuwait) and Tahir Mahmood (Kuwait)
Match referee - Tehseen-ul-Hasan Shah (Pakistan)
 
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Hours of play (local time) 09.30 start, First Session 09.30-13.00, Interval 13.00-13.45, Second Session 13.45-17.15