ICC World Twenty20 Qualifier, 70th Match, 11th Place Play-off: Hong Kong v United States of America at Dubai (CA2), Mar 23, 2012
ICC World Twenty20 Qualifier - 11th place play-off
Hong Kong won by 77 runs
Played at ICC Academy Ground No 2, Dubai (neutral venue)
23 March 2012 (20-over match)
0.1

Usman Shuja to Irfan Ahmed, no run, short ball, rising up, defensive shot

0.2

Usman Shuja to Irfan Ahmed, no run, good length, played with a still head, defensive shot again

0.3

Usman Shuja to Irfan Ahmed, no run, driven to mid off, good off stump channel

0.4

Usman Shuja to Irfan Ahmed, no run, backfoot defense, great start by usman, keeping it nice and straight

0.5

Usman Shuja to Irfan Ahmed, no run, back of length again, cautiously driven to mid on

0.6

Usman Shuja to Irfan Ahmed, 2 runs, cover drives, edges it to backward point, ball swung away after pitching

Hong Kong 2/0   Irfan Ahmed 2* (6b)
1.6

Muhammad Ghous to Irfan Ahmed, no run, off stump ball, played a defense with soft hands

Hong Kong 12/1   Irfan Ahmed 2* (7b)
2.3

Usman Shuja to Irfan Ahmed, FOUR, short ball again, pulled off middle to long on, great timing

2.4

Usman Shuja to Irfan Ahmed, 1 run, banged in short, pulled, inside edge to square leg

Hong Kong 22/1   Irfan Ahmed 7* (9b 1x4)
3.1

Muhammad Ghous to Irfan Ahmed, no run, driven back to ghus

3.2

Muhammad Ghous to Irfan Ahmed, no run, flighted ball, driven back to ghaus

3.3

Muhammad Ghous to Irfan Ahmed, 2 runs, pulled across to square leg, batsmen run hard

3.4

Muhammad Ghous to Irfan Ahmed, 1 run, leg stump ball, nudge down to short fine leg

Hong Kong 31/1   Irfan Ahmed 10* (13b 1x4)
4.1

Corns to Irfan Ahmed, 1 run, comes down the pitch, drives it to mid off

4.5

Corns to Irfan Ahmed, FOUR, Irfan runs down the pitch, picks it nicely off middle, slogs it over long off

4.6

Corns to Irfan Ahmed, no run, defended down to mid wicket

Hong Kong 41/1   Irfan Ahmed 15* (16b 2x4)
5.2

Rajp to Irfan Ahmed, 1 wide, down leg again, need to alter his line there

5.2

Rajp to Irfan Ahmed, no run, off stump ball, sharp one, good return

5.3

Rajp to Irfan Ahmed, 2 runs, yorker length, lofted shot over long on

5.4

Rajp to Irfan Ahmed, no run, forward defense

5.5

Rajp to Irfan Ahmed, 1 run, angled down to thirdman

Hong Kong 46/1   Irfan Ahmed 18* (20b 2x4)
6.1

Corns to Irfan Ahmed, FOUR, comes down and smashes it to long on, one bounce to the fence

6.2

Corns to Irfan Ahmed, no run, back to corns

6.3

Corns to Irfan Ahmed, 1 run, angled down to point, quicker ball

6.5

Corns to Irfan Ahmed, OUT, tossed up ball, irfan comes down the track, ball takes a sharp turn, wild slog and a miss, keeper makes no mistake and flicks the bails

Irfan Ahmed st †Taylor b Corns 23 (25m 24b 3x4 0x6) SR: 95.83

Hong Kong 56/2   Irfan Ahmed 23 (24b 3x4)
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