ICC World Twenty20 Qualifier - Preliminary final

Afghanistan v Namibia

Afghanistan won by 47 runs

6.3

Burger to Karim Sadiq, OUT, Another slower one and the batsman needed to make all the pace. Sadiq went for the slog but could not get the middle of the bat.The top-edge popped up for a simple catch.

Karim Sadiq c & b Burger 28 (24b 4x4 0x6) SR: 116.66

Afghanistan 57/1   Javed Ahmadi 17* (15b 1x4)   SF Burger 0.3-0-1-1

8.4

Burger to Javed Ahmadi, OUT, Bowled! That one came in and kept slightly low to give Burger his second wicket. Both openers have now been sent back to the pavillion.

Javed Ahmadi b Burger 24 (23b 2x4 0x6) SR: 104.34

Afghanistan 70/2   Mohammad Shahzad 5* (5b)   SF Burger 1.4-0-5-2

9.6

van Schoor to Mohammad Shahzad, 1 run, OUT, Out, run-out! The batsman drove it to the leg-side and it looked like it was an easy two for most part of it. But the fielder from square-leg swooped down quickly and threw down the stumps at the non-striker's end. Three quick wickets here for Namibia.

Nawroz Mangal run out 3 (3b 0x4 0x6) SR: 100.00

Afghanistan 77/2   Mohammad Shahzad 9* (10b)   R van Schoor 2-0-14-0

12.2

Burger to Mohammad Shahzad, OUT, Given out after a long thought! It was a length ball and Shahzad tried to flick it. Hit him on his pad and it looked like it was probably going down the leg-side. But the umpire thought long before raising his finger. Four down now.

Mohammad Shahzad lbw b Burger 14 (15b 0x4 0x6) SR: 93.33

Afghanistan 90/4   Samiullah Shenwari 8* (9b)   SF Burger 3.2-0-13-3

15.2

Viljoen to Samiullah Shenwari, OUT, Another one pitched up, almost a yorker-length ball and the batsman slogged it across the line, almost like he was trying to hit it to the square-leg. Missed it completely and the timber is disturbed.

Samiullah Shenwari b Viljoen 12 (16b 0x4 0x6) SR: 75.00

Afghanistan 106/5   Asghar Stanikzai 12* (11b 1x4)   C Viljoen 1.2-0-6-1

17.5

Viljoen to Asghar Stanikzai, 1 run, OUT, Another yorker and he tried to slog it away. The batsmen took a single and then on impulse, went for a second. It was a suicidal second and the fielder could have run either batsman out. He chose the striker's end, the keeper only had to remove the bails.

Asghar Stanikzai run out 19 (18b 1x4 0x6) SR: 105.55

Afghanistan 124/6   Mohammad Nabi 10* (8b)   C Viljoen 2.5-0-19-1

18.4

van der Westhuizen to Gulbadin Naib, OUT, Given out after a long thought! It was a length ball and Shahzad tried to flick it. Hit him on his pad and it looked like it was probably going down the leg-side. But the umpire thought long before raising his finger. Four down now.

Gulbadin Naib b van der Westhuizen 2 (4b 0x4 0x6) SR: 50.00

Afghanistan 128/7   Mohammad Nabi 11* (9b)   LP van der Westhuizen 3.4-0-27-1

19.2

Viljoen to Mohammad Nabi, (no ball) 1 run, OUT, Full-toss and the batsman smacks him to the long-of region. It was a no-ball too and seeing that it was a no-ball, Nabi went for a second and the non-striker was found way short of the crease. The bad news is that he is run-out. The good news is that Nabi has the strike for the free-hit

Dawlat Zadran run out 4 (2b 1x4 0x6) SR: 200.00

Afghanistan 136/8   Mohammad Nabi 13* (10b)   C Viljoen 3.1-0-24-1

19.3

Viljoen to Mohammad Nabi, OUT, Tries to slog it again but the slash goes to the cover fielder and is neatly caught.

Mohammad Nabi c Opperman b Viljoen 18 (13b 1x4 0x6) SR: 138.46

Afghanistan 140/9   Aftab Alam 0* (0b)   C Viljoen 3.3-0-28-2

19.6

Viljoen to Izatullah Dawlatzai, OUT, Yorker and this is too good for a lower-order batsman. The ball sneaks through and the stumps are castled. Afghanistanare bowled out for 146 in their 20 overs.

Izatullah Dawlatzai b Viljoen 6 (3b 1x4 0x6) SR: 200.00

Afghanistan 146/10   Aftab Alam 0* (0b)   C Viljoen 4-0-34-3
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Mar 22, 2012

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Afghanistan had strong support in Dubai

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Mar 22, 2012

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Afghanistan celebrate their win against Namibia

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