Result
6th Match, Abu Dhabi, Jan 16 2017, Group A (N), Desert T20 Challenge
146/7
(18.5/20 ov, target 147)
147/5
Afghanistan won by 5 wickets (with 7 balls remaining)
Player Of The Match
Afghanistan
2:08
1y
• The Report by Peter Della Penna in Abu Dhabi

Rashid, Najibullah sparkle to down UAE

Afghanistan continued their puppet-mastery of UAE in Twenty20 cricket with a gritty five-wicket win in front of 8000 fans at Sheikh Zayed Stadium

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Scorecard summary
United Arab Emirates146/7(20 overs)
Afghanistan147/5(18.5 overs)
18.5
1
Mohammad Shahzad to Najibullah Zadran, 1 run
fuller ball, smashed back past the bowler, this is the best you would ever see at this level, what a win from the jaws of UAE!! Too complacent there UAE, great end to the game!!
18.5
1w
Mohammad Shahzad to Najibullah Zadran, 1 wide
18.4
6
Mohammad Shahzad to Najibullah Zadran, SIX runs
outside off, falls on the ground!! connects, connects well!! OMG its a biggie at extra covers!! havent seen that before!!
18.3
2
Mohammad Shahzad to Najibullah Zadran, 2 runs
outside off, smashes to long-off, great running between, throw at the batting end, easily home
18.2
1
Mohammad Shahzad to Karim Janat, 1 run
driven hard to long-on
18.2
5w
Mohammad Shahzad to Karim Janat, 5 wides
down leg side, horrendous ball!! no chance by the wk, ball to the fence in a flash
18.1
4
Mohammad Shahzad to Karim Janat, FOUR runs
short ball, pulls, pulls hard, massive opening on the leg side, one bounce to midwicket
end of over 1811 runs
AFG: 127/5CRR: 7.05 • RRR: 10.00 • Need 20 from 12b
Karim Janat17 (16)
Najibullah Zadran2 (2)
Zahoor Khan2-0-21-0
Mohammad Shahzad3-0-21-1
17.6
1
Zahoor Khan to Karim Janat, 1 run
17.5
2
Zahoor Khan to Karim Janat, 2 runs
incming ball, lofted, high, high in the air, 2 fielders coming in, falls safe in between!!
17.5
1w
Zahoor Khan to Karim Janat, 1 wide
losing his line there Zahoor, trying to save a run
17.4
6
Zahoor Khan to Karim Janat, SIX runs
outside off, not a bad ball, great blow, Rohan at long-off watches the ball sail over his head!! can they do it??
17.3
Zahoor Khan to Karim Janat, no run
17.2
Zahoor Khan to Karim Janat, no run
fuller ball again, great bowling by Zahoor, NO room on offer
17.1
1
Zahoor Khan to Najibullah Zadran, 1 run
end of over 176 runs • 1 wicket
AFG: 116/5CRR: 6.82 • RRR: 10.33 • Need 31 from 18b
Najibullah Zadran1 (1)
Karim Janat8 (11)
Mohammad Shahzad3-0-21-1
Zahoor Khan1-0-10-0
16.6
1
Mohammad Shahzad to Najibullah Zadran, 1 run
fuller ball, outside off, no room, driven hard to deep covers
16.5
1
Mohammad Shahzad to Karim Janat, 1 run
middle stump ball, lofted to midwicket, one bounce to the fielder
16.4
w
Mohammad Shahzad to Samiullah Shinwari, OUT
bowler round the stumps this time, bowls a slinger into middle stump, Smi tries a scoop, gets a top edge to the wk
Samiullah Shinwari c †Ghulam Shabber b Mohammad Shahzad 42 (44b 2x4 2x6) SR: 95.45
16.3
1lb
Mohammad Shahzad to Karim Janat, 1 leg bye
Match details
Sheikh Zayed Stadium, Abu Dhabi
TossAfghanistan , elected to field first
SeriesDesert T20 Challenge 2017
Player Of The Match
Dawlat Zadran
Match numberT20I no. 581
Season2016/17
Hours of play (local time)19.00 start, First Session 19.00-20.25 Interval 20.25-20.45, Second Session 20.45-22.10
Match days16 January 2017 - night match (20-over match)
T20I debut
Zahoor Khan
Umpires
Alex Dowdalls
Tabarak Dar
Reserve Umpire
Alan Neill
Match Referee
David Jukes
PointsAfghanistan 2, United Arab Emirates 0