Result
1st T20I, ICCA Dubai, Dec 14 2016, Afghanistan tour of United Arab Emirates
161/6
(20 ov, target 162)
150/7
Afghanistan won by 11 runs
Player Of The Match
Afghanistan
1y
• ESPNcricinfo staff

Najibullah, bowlers seal Afghanistan's 11-run win

Some lower-order boundaries from Najibullah Zadran and wickets from Afghanistan's Karim Janat and Rashid Khan sealed their 11-run win against UAE in the first T20I in Dubai

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Scorecard summary
Afghanistan161/6(20 overs)
United Arab Emirates150/7(20 overs)
end of over 2015 runs
UAE: 150/7CRR: 7.5 
Mohammad Naveed0 (1)
Muhammad Usman18 (8)
Karim Janat4-0-31-3
Rashid Khan4-0-27-2
19.6
Karim Janat to Mohammad Naveed, no run
outside off, batsman looks to drive it but gets beaten and through to the keeper
19.5
1
Karim Janat to Muhammad Usman, 1 run
short outside off, batsman flashes hard at it and it flies to thirdman, fielder gets under and takes it but feel himself falling into the ropes and throws it away to save a maximum
19.4
2
Karim Janat to Muhammad Usman, 2 runs
short ball, batsman looks to pull but gets a top edge towards thirdman for a couple as it lands safe
19.3
6
Karim Janat to Muhammad Usman, SIX runs
good length ball, batsman onto the frontfoot and lofts it straight and for another maximum over long-on
19.2
Karim Janat to Muhammad Usman, no run
yorker and batsman digs it out to survive
19.1
6
Karim Janat to Muhammad Usman, SIX runs
short ball on leg, batsman onto the backfoot and pulls it superbly over square leg for a maximum, they a need a few more of those
end of over 193 runs • 1 wicket
UAE: 135/7CRR: 7.1 • RRR: 27.00
Muhammad Usman3 (3)
Rashid Khan4-0-27-2
Fareed Ahmad4-0-21-2
18.6
w
Rashid Khan to Rameez Shahzad, OUT
loops it up, batsman comes down to hit it straight but gets beaten and gets himself stumped
Rameez Shahzad st †Mohammad Shahzad b Rashid Khan 49 (32b 6x4 2x6) SR: 153.12
18.5
Rashid Khan to Rameez Shahzad, no run
flighted ball, batsman makes room to free his arms but gets cramped up by the spin
18.4
1
Rashid Khan to Muhammad Usman, 1 run
tossed up, batsman makes room and lofts it over point for a run
18.3
1
Rashid Khan to Rameez Shahzad, 1 run
onto the backfoot and pushed to point for a quick run
18.2
Rashid Khan to Rameez Shahzad, no run
tossed up, batsman onto the knee to slog but gets beaten
18.1
1
Rashid Khan to Muhammad Usman, 1 run
flighted ball, batsman comes down and is forced to drive, almost had himself beaten but manages to edge it down to short thirdman for a run
end of over 185 runs • 1 wicket
UAE: 132/6CRR: 7.33 • RRR: 15.00
Rameez Shahzad48 (28)
Muhammad Usman1 (1)
Fareed Ahmad4-0-21-2
Rashid Khan3-0-24-1
17.6
Fareed Ahmad to Rameez Shahzad, no run
outside off, batsman goes for a drive but misses it
17.5
Fareed Ahmad to Rameez Shahzad, no run
short ball, batsman looks to pull it but gets beaten, bowler is all fired up and is generating some good pace here
17.4
Fareed Ahmad to Rameez Shahzad, no run
outside off, batsman looks to cut but gets beate
17.3
1
Fareed Ahmad to Muhammad Usman, 1 run
onto the backfoot and pushes it to on-side for a quick run
17.2
w
Fareed Ahmad to Amjad Javed, OUT
good length on middle, batsman looks to slog it to mid-wicket but gets beaten and it hits the top of off-stump
Amjad Javed b Fareed Ahmad 6 (6b 1x4 0x6) SR: 100.00
17.1
4
Fareed Ahmad to Amjad Javed, FOUR runs
full outside off, batsman drives it uppishly towarsd mid-off, who jumps and maybe just gets a finger tip to it but enough to stop it from running to the boundary
Match details
ICC Academy, Dubai
TossAfghanistan , elected to bat first
SeriesAfghanistan tour of United Arab Emirates
Player Of The Match
Karim Janat
Series resultAfghanistan led the 3-match series 1-0
Match numberT20I no. 571
Season2016/17
Match days14 December 2016 (20-over match)
T20I debut
Mohammed Qasim
Rameez Shahzad
Ghulam Shabber
Karim Janat
Fareed Ahmad
Umpires
Ahmed Shah Durrani
Iftikhar Ali
Reserve Umpire
Akbar Ali
Match Referee
Graeme Labrooy