ICC World Twenty20 Qualifier, 44th Match, Group A: Afghanistan v Hong Kong at Sharjah, Mar 19, 2012
ICC World Twenty20 Qualifier - 44th match, Group A
Afghanistan won by 9 wickets (with 53 balls remaining)
Played at Sharjah Cricket Stadium (neutral venue)
19 March 2012 (20-over match)
0.1

Dawlat Zadran to Irfan Ahmed, 1 wide, very short, goes over the batsmans head.

0.1

Dawlat Zadran to Irfan Ahmed, no run, driven to point.

0.2

Dawlat Zadran to Irfan Ahmed, 1 run, to fine leg.

Hong Kong 2/0   Irfan Ahmed 1* (2b)
1.1

Izatullah Dawlatzai to Irfan Ahmed, 2 runs, tucked away nicely.

1.2

Izatullah Dawlatzai to Irfan Ahmed, no run

1.3

Izatullah Dawlatzai to Irfan Ahmed, no run, pushed to covers.

1.4

Izatullah Dawlatzai to Irfan Ahmed, no run, well played on the front foot.

1.5

Izatullah Dawlatzai to Irfan Ahmed, FOUR, stunning cover drive, handsomely driven between the gap.

1.6

Izatullah Dawlatzai to Irfan Ahmed, no run

Hong Kong 10/2   Irfan Ahmed 7* (8b 1x4)
2.3

Dawlat Zadran to Irfan Ahmed, 1 leg bye

Hong Kong 15/2   Irfan Ahmed 7* (9b 1x4)
3.1

Izatullah Dawlatzai to Irfan Ahmed, no run, short ball, too close to pull.

3.2

Izatullah Dawlatzai to Irfan Ahmed, no run, driven back to the bowler.

3.3

Izatullah Dawlatzai to Irfan Ahmed, no run

3.4

Izatullah Dawlatzai to Irfan Ahmed, FOUR, well placed between point and gully, standing tall on the backfoot, using the bowlers pace just timing it.

3.5

Izatullah Dawlatzai to Irfan Ahmed, 1 run, to third man.

Hong Kong 20/2   Irfan Ahmed 12* (14b 2x4)
4.1

Zamir Khan to Irfan Ahmed, no run

4.2

Zamir Khan to Irfan Ahmed, no run

4.3

Zamir Khan to Irfan Ahmed, 1 run, opening the face to short third man.

4.6

Zamir Khan to Irfan Ahmed, 1 run, backfoot punch through the offside.

Hong Kong 23/2   Irfan Ahmed 14* (18b 2x4)
5.1

Samiullah Shenwari to Irfan Ahmed, no run, full toss, was begging to be hit, batsman misses out.

5.2

Samiullah Shenwari to Irfan Ahmed, 1 run, quick single to mid off.

Hong Kong 24/2   Irfan Ahmed 15* (20b 2x4)
6.2

Zamir Khan to Irfan Ahmed, 1 run, to long on.

6.4

Zamir Khan to Irfan Ahmed, 1 run, takes the outside edge of the bat, slip not in position.

Hong Kong 31/3   Irfan Ahmed 17* (22b 2x4)
8.1

Samiullah Shenwari to Irfan Ahmed, 1 run, to long on.

8.3

Samiullah Shenwari to Irfan Ahmed, no run

8.4

Samiullah Shenwari to Irfan Ahmed, FOUR, slog sweep into the gap.

8.5

Samiullah Shenwari to Irfan Ahmed, SIX, huge hit over long on.

8.6

Samiullah Shenwari to Irfan Ahmed, no run

Hong Kong 46/3   Irfan Ahmed 28* (27b 3x4 1x6)
9.2

Karim Sadiq to Irfan Ahmed, 1 run

9.4

Karim Sadiq to Irfan Ahmed, 1 run

Hong Kong 50/3   Irfan Ahmed 30* (29b 3x4 1x6)
10.1

Samiullah Shenwari to Irfan Ahmed, 1 run

10.5

Samiullah Shenwari to Irfan Ahmed, 1 run

Hong Kong 57/3   Irfan Ahmed 32* (31b 3x4 1x6)
11.1

Mohammad Nabi to Irfan Ahmed, 1 run

11.3

Mohammad Nabi to Irfan Ahmed, 1 run, slapped it long on.

11.6

Mohammad Nabi to Irfan Ahmed, 1 run

Hong Kong 61/4   Irfan Ahmed 35* (34b 3x4 1x6)
12.1

Zamir Khan to Irfan Ahmed, 1 run

12.3

Zamir Khan to Irfan Ahmed, 1 run, to long on, using his feet good batting.

12.5

Zamir Khan to Irfan Ahmed, 1 run

Hong Kong 66/4   Irfan Ahmed 38* (37b 3x4 1x6)
13.1

Mohammad Nabi to Irfan Ahmed, 1 run

13.4

Mohammad Nabi to Irfan Ahmed, 2 runs, driven to long off.

13.5

Mohammad Nabi to Irfan Ahmed, SIX, clean strike, hong kong need more of those.

13.6

Mohammad Nabi to Irfan Ahmed, 1 run, sensible batting by Irfan.

Hong Kong 77/4   Irfan Ahmed 48* (41b 3x4 2x6)
14.1

Zamir Khan to Irfan Ahmed, no run

14.2

Zamir Khan to Irfan Ahmed, 1 run

14.5

Zamir Khan to Irfan Ahmed, 1 run, push to long on, brings up his half century.

Hong Kong 80/4   Irfan Ahmed 50* (44b 3x4 2x6)
15.2

Mohammad Nabi to Irfan Ahmed, 1 run, playing with soft hands.

15.5

Mohammad Nabi to Irfan Ahmed, 2 runs, clipeed it past short fine leg.

15.6

Mohammad Nabi to Irfan Ahmed, 1 run

Hong Kong 87/4   Irfan Ahmed 54* (47b 3x4 2x6)
16.1

Dawlat Zadran to Irfan Ahmed, no run

16.2

Dawlat Zadran to Irfan Ahmed, 1 leg bye

16.4

Dawlat Zadran to Irfan Ahmed, no run, slower delivery, batsman not able to pick it up.

16.5

Dawlat Zadran to Irfan Ahmed, no run, bouncer this time, good bowling, mixing it up nicely.

16.6

Dawlat Zadran to Irfan Ahmed, OUT

Irfan Ahmed c Mohammad Nabi b Dawlat Zadran 54 (63m 52b 3x4 2x6) SR: 103.84

Hong Kong 89/5   Irfan Ahmed 54 (51b 3x4 2x6)
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