Result
43rd Match, Benoni, Apr 15 2009, Super Eight, ICC World Cup Qualifiers
279
(47.1/50 ov, target 280)
237
Afghanistan won by 42 runs
Player Of The Match
Afghanistan
1y
• The Bulletin by Will Luke in Benoni

Scotland's status hangs by a thread

Afghanistan held their own against one of the pre-tournament favourites, Scotland, in a tense and impressive 42-run win in Benoni, successfully defending 280

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Scorecard summary
Afghanistan279(50 overs)
Karim Sadiq92 (101)
Craig Wright2/41(10)
Dewald Nel2/52(10)
Scotland237(47.1 overs)

Thats a very good win for Afghanistan who now has a good chance of finishing in the top 6 and gaining ODI status

A win by 42 runs, and a Man of the Match award to Karim Khan

47.1
w
Shapoor Zadran to Blain, OUT
you miss I hit as Blain misses the drive to see his wickets re-arranged
JAR Blain b Shapoor Zadran 5 (3b 1x4 0x6) SR: 166.66
end of over 476 runs • 1 wicket
SCOT: 237/9CRR: 5.04 • RRR: 14.33 • Need 43 from 18b
Dewald Nel0 (1)
John Blain5 (2)
Hamid Hassan9-1-45-2
46.6
Hamid Hassan to Nel, no run
full and straight, plays down the wrong line, shaves the off stump
46.5
w
Hamid Hassan to Poonia, OUT
full leg stump ball, swings away, edges into the leg stump
NS Poonia b Hamid Hassan 17 (31m 15b 1x4 0x6) SR: 113.33
46.4
1
Hamid Hassan to Blain, 1 run
yorker dug out to backward point
46.3
4
Hamid Hassan to Blain, FOUR runs
drives, regulation edge, where is the slip, races away inside third man
46.2
1
Hamid Hassan to Poonia, 1 run
outside off, another thick edge, this time squirts along the ground towards deep backward point
46.1
Hamid Hassan to Poonia, no run
end of over 468 runs • 2 wicket
SCOT: 231/8CRR: 5.02 • RRR: 12.25 • Need 49 from 24b
Navdeep Poonia16 (12)
Shapoor Zadran9-2-36-2
45.6
w
Shapoor Zadran to Wright, OUT
outside off, drives firmly at that, thick edge sails away to the deep backward point
CM Wright c Samiullah Shinwari b Shapoor Zadran 0 (1m 1b 0x4 0x6) SR: 0.00
45.5
w
Shapoor Zadran to Poonia, OUT
pushes to the on side, off the pad to the on side, quick run taken, keeper gathers and gets the direct hit
CJO Smith run out (†Mohammad Shahzad) 11 (14m 9b 0x4 0x6) SR: 122.22
45.4
4
Shapoor Zadran to Poonia, FOUR runs
lofts that over the wide midwicket, long on tries to get there, saves it on the dive, but his foot was over the rope
45.3
1lb
Shapoor Zadran to Smith, 1 leg bye
leg side ball, clip of the pad saves the wide as the keeper dives down the leg side to take
45.2
2
Shapoor Zadran to Smith, 2 runs
drives straight down the ground, long on with a one-handed gather can not stop the second
45.1
1
Shapoor Zadran to Poonia, 1 run
full into the legs, clips it straight at a wide midwicket who this time fields cleanly going down on the knee
end of over 457 runs
SCOT: 223/6CRR: 4.95 • RRR: 11.40 • Need 57 from 30b
Colin Smith9 (7)
Navdeep Poonia11 (9)
Hamid Hassan8-1-39-1
44.6
Hamid Hassan to Smith, no run
outside off, full swing of the bat on the front foot, beaten
44.5
1
Hamid Hassan to Poonia, 1 run
drives to the long on
44.4
3
Hamid Hassan to Smith, 3 runs
outside off, thats a big drive, thick edge over the backward point who jumps, falls and then has to chase

run rate gets over 11 now

44.3
1
Hamid Hassan to Poonia, 1 run
full leg stump ball, driven down the ground to long on, they look for two but it is not there
44.2
1
Hamid Hassan to Smith, 1 run
full off stump ball crashed at cover
Match details
Willowmoore Park, Benoni
TossScotland , elected to field first
SeriesICC World Cup Qualifiers 2009
Player Of The Match
Karim Sadiq
Match numberICCT no. 503
Season2009
Hours of play (local time)09.30 start, First Session 09.30-13.00 Interval 13.00-13.45, Second Session 13.45-17.15
Match days15 April 2009 (50-over match)
Umpires
Ian Howell
Paul Baldwin
Reserve Umpire
Buddhi Pradhan
Match Referee
Roshan Mahanama
PointsAfghanistan 2, Scotland 0