Result
2nd T20I, Dubai (DSC), Dec 16 2016, Afghanistan tour of United Arab Emirates
179/4
(19.4/20 ov, target 180)
183/5
Afghanistan won by 5 wickets (with 2 balls remaining)
Player Of The Match
1y
• ESPNcricinfo staff

Najibullah heroics helps Afghanistan clinch series

Najibullah Zadran's unbeaten 55 helped Afghanistan overcome a wobble and secure a final-over win that gave them an unassailable 2-0 lead in the three-match series

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Scorecard summary
United Arab Emirates179/4(20 overs)
Afghanistan183/5(19.4 overs)
end of over 207 runs
AFG: 183/5CRR: 9.3 
Najibullah Zadran55 (24)
Mohammad Nabi13 (13)
Rohan Mustafa0.4-0-7-0
Mohammad Naveed4-0-25-0
19.4
4
Rohan Mustafa to Najibullah Zadran, FOUR runs
quicker ball, batsman lofts it over mid-off for a boundary
19.3
Rohan Mustafa to Najibullah Zadran, no run
full ball, batsman drives it but to the cover fielder
19.2
2
Rohan Mustafa to Najibullah Zadran, 2 runs
short pitched ball, batsman lofts it over the bowler for a couple and reaches his fifty
19.1
1
Rohan Mustafa to Mohammad Nabi, 1 run
tossed up, batsman drives it down to long-on for a run
end of over 199 runs
AFG: 176/5CRR: 9.26 • RRR: 4.00 • Need 4 from 6b
Najibullah Zadran49 (21)
Mohammad Nabi12 (12)
Mohammad Naveed4-0-25-0
Mohammad Shahzad4-0-43-1
18.6
2
Mohammad Naveed to Najibullah Zadran, 2 runs
outside off, batsman cuts it past point to for a couple
18.5
2
Mohammad Naveed to Najibullah Zadran, 2 runs
full on leg, batsman drives it to mid-wicket, looking for a couple and gets it with ease
18.4
4
Mohammad Naveed to Najibullah Zadran, FOUR runs
short outside off, batsman makes room and cuts it but gets a egde between keeper and short thirdman for a boundary
18.3
Mohammad Naveed to Najibullah Zadran, no run
short ball, batsman makes room to cut it over point but gets beaten again
18.2
Mohammad Naveed to Najibullah Zadran, no run
outside off, looks to cute it past the short third man but gets beaten
18.1
1
Mohammad Naveed to Mohammad Nabi, 1 run
onto the backfoot and pushes it to cover for a run
end of over 1819 runs
AFG: 167/5CRR: 9.27 • RRR: 6.50 • Need 13 from 12b
Najibullah Zadran41 (16)
Mohammad Nabi11 (11)
Mohammad Shahzad4-0-43-1
Atif Ali Khan4-0-43-0
17.6
6
Mohammad Shahzad to Najibullah Zadran, SIX runs
full ball, batsman slogs it over long-off for another six in the over
17.5
4
Mohammad Shahzad to Najibullah Zadran, FOUR runs
short outside off, batsman lofts it over cover towards the boundary, fielder comes across and dives but couldn't hold onto it
17.4
6
Mohammad Shahzad to Najibullah Zadran, SIX runs
short ball, batsman moves away and hooks it over square leg for a six
17.3
Mohammad Shahzad to Najibullah Zadran, no run
onto the backfoot, looks to nudge it to leg but gets it back to the bowler
17.2
1
Mohammad Shahzad to Mohammad Nabi, 1 run
short ball, batsman pulls it away for a run at square leg
17.1
2
Mohammad Shahzad to Mohammad Nabi, 2 runs
outside off, batsman punches it into covers for a couple
end of over 178 runs
AFG: 148/5CRR: 8.7 • RRR: 10.66 • Need 32 from 18b
Najibullah Zadran25 (12)
Mohammad Nabi8 (9)
Atif Ali Khan4-0-43-0
Mohammad Shahzad3-0-24-1
16.6
2
Atif Ali Khan to Najibullah Zadran, 2 runs
onto the backfoot and pulls it away to sqaure leg for a couple
16.5
1
Atif Ali Khan to Mohammad Nabi, 1 run
onto the backfoot and plays it away to on-side for a run
Match details
Dubai International Cricket Stadium
TossUnited Arab Emirates , elected to bat first
SeriesAfghanistan tour of United Arab Emirates
Player Of The Match
Najibullah Zadran
Series resultAfghanistan led the 3-match series 2-0
Match numberT20I no. 572
Season2016/17
Match days16 December 2016 (20-over match)
T20I debut
Atif Ali Khan
Hazratullah Zazai
Umpires
Akbar Ali
Ahmed Shah Durrani
Reserve Umpire
Sachin Solanki
Match Referee
Graeme Labrooy