Result
1st Semi-final, Dubai (DSC), Jan 20 2017, Desert T20 Challenge
149/8
(18.3/20 ov, target 150)
150/2
Afghanistan won by 8 wickets (with 9 balls remaining)
Player Of The Match
Afghanistan
1:11
1y
• The Report by Peter Della Penna in Dubai

Shahzad 80 helps Afghanistan motor into final

Afghanistan brushed aside a target of 150 with eight wickets to spare, for their fifth consecutive win against Oman in T20 internationals

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Scorecard summary
Oman149/8(20 overs)
Afghanistan150/2(18.3 overs)
18.4
1w
Bilal Khan to Samiullah Shinwari, 1 wide
short and down the leg, batsman looks to pull but misses it and wide signalled, thats the last run they needed
18.3
4
Bilal Khan to Samiullah Shinwari, FOUR runs
full on middle, batsman lofts it over mid-on for a boundary
18.2
1
Bilal Khan to Asghar Afghan, 1 run
full on middle, batsman lofts it to long-on for a run
18.1
4
Bilal Khan to Asghar Afghan, FOUR runs
full on off, batsman makes room and lofts it over mid-off for a boundary
end of over 184 runs
AFG: 140/2CRR: 7.77 • RRR: 5.00 • Need 10 from 12b
Asghar Afghan20 (16)
Samiullah Shinwari2 (3)
Kaleemullah3-0-21-0
Bilal Khan3-0-25-1
17.6
1
Kaleemullah to Asghar Afghan, 1 run
good length ball, batsman onto the knee and slogs it on the bounce to long-on for a run
17.5
Kaleemullah to Asghar Afghan, no run
slower ball on leg, batsamn looks to nudge it to fine leg but gets it of his pads to the keeper
17.4
1
Kaleemullah to Samiullah Shinwari, 1 run
full outside off, batsman drives it to sweeper cover for a run
17.3
1lb
Kaleemullah to Asghar Afghan, 1 leg bye
down the leg, batsman tries to flick it but gets it of his pads to off-side
17.2
1
Kaleemullah to Samiullah Shinwari, 1 run
down the leg and sweep it to fine leg for a run
17.1
Kaleemullah to Samiullah Shinwari, no run
onto the frontfoot and does a defense back to the bowler
end of over 177 runs • 1 wicket
AFG: 136/2CRR: 8 • RRR: 4.66 • Need 14 from 18b
Asghar Afghan19 (13)
Samiullah Shinwari0 (0)
Bilal Khan3-0-25-1
Ajay Lalcheta2-0-17-0
16.6
Bilal Khan to Asghar Afghan, no run
onto the frontfoot and does a defense push to cover
16.5
w
Bilal Khan to Mohammad Shahzad, OUT
outside off, batsman flashes hard at it and gets an edge down to thirdman, who takes a good running catch
Mohammad Shahzad c Mohammad Nadeem b Bilal Khan 80 (60b 8x4 3x6) SR: 133.33
16.4
1
Bilal Khan to Asghar Afghan, 1 run
full on middle, batsman looks to drive it to long-on but gets it away to mid-wicket for a run
16.3
1
Bilal Khan to Mohammad Shahzad, 1 run
onto the backfoot to push it towards cover but gets an inside edge down to fine leg for a run
16.2
4
Bilal Khan to Mohammad Shahzad, FOUR runs
onto the frontfoot and drives it just past the mid-off fielder for a boundary
16.1
1
Bilal Khan to Asghar Afghan, 1 run
yorker on leg, batsman moves behind to play it and gets an inside edge onto the foot for a run, Loud appeal by the bowler and there was clear inside edge of the bat to it
end of over 1610 runs
AFG: 129/1CRR: 8.06 • RRR: 5.25 • Need 21 from 24b
Asghar Afghan17 (10)
Mohammad Shahzad75 (57)
Ajay Lalcheta2-0-17-0
Mehran Khan1-0-11-0
15.6
1
Lalcheta to Asghar Afghan, 1 run
onto the frontfoot and nudges it to sqaure leg region, looking for a couple but sent back
15.5
1
Lalcheta to Mohammad Shahzad, 1 run
tossed up, batsman on the walk drives it to sweeper cover for a run
Match details
Dubai International Cricket Stadium
TossAfghanistan , elected to field first
SeriesDesert T20 Challenge 2017
Player Of The Match
Mohammad Shahzad
Series resultAfghanistan advanced
Match numberT20I no. 586
Season2016/17
Hours of play (local time)10.00 start, First Session 10.00-11.25 Interval 11.25-11.45, Second Session 11.45-13.10
Match days20 January 2017 (20-over match)
Umpires
Alex Dowdalls
Alan Neill
Reserve Umpire
Iftikhar Ali
Match Referee
Graeme Labrooy