5.25pm That's a big and confident win for Afghanistan after they lost two early wickets. The batsmen did turn it around, before Dawlat and Sharafuddin Ashraf made sure Netherlands never got comfortable for a substantial time int he chase. Kept chipping in with the wickets and their fielding complemented that well, too.

Ashraf is Man of the Match: Senior players gave me a lot of confidence that I could do it so I want to thank ACB and selectors. This surface was very good for spin and I just bowled line and length. I was also surprised to bowl two no balls, I have never done that.

Peter Borren: 160 is always a touch a chase and our middle order didn't finish off. You have to give credit to Afghanistan and Najib hit the ball so clean, everything that was pitched up was flying. We know we have a good team and we'll learn from what went wrong today. We batted well in the Powerplay after that they outplayed us.

Asghar Stanikzai: Good start for us. First over the ball was seaming so we started slowly. Hamid is fit now which is a good sign for us, we set them a good target.

That's all from the first day of the tournament, do join us again tomorrow for more matches. Until then, goodbye and good luck!

Basharmal: "I always love afg team "

19.4
W
Dawlat Zadran to Rippon, OUT, slower ball outside off and it's pulled straight to midwicket for an easy catch

MJG Rippon c Asghar Afghan b Dawlat Zadran 17 (12m 16b 2x4 0x6) SR: 106.25

19.3
4
Dawlat Zadran to Rippon, FOUR runs, full and wide, he drills that through the covers now for a four!
19.2
0
Dawlat Zadran to Rippon, no run, another accurate yorker and he blocks again, can't do anything else with those
19.1
0
Dawlat Zadran to Rippon, no run, right in the block hole and blocks it back

37 from six. Possible?

END OF OVER:
19 | 6 Runs | NL: 126/9 (37 runs required from 6 balls, RR: 6.63, RRR: 37.00)

  • Michael Rippon13 (12b)
  • Ahsan Malik2 (4b)
  • Samiullah Shinwari1-0-5-0
  • Dawlat Zadran3-0-13-2
18.6
1
Samiullah Shinwari to Rippon, 1 run, touch shorter on the stumps, pushed down to long on for one
18.5
1lb
Samiullah Shinwari to Ahsan Malik, 1 leg bye,
18.4
1
Samiullah Shinwari to Rippon, 1 run, outside off now, cuts it off the back foot on off for one more
18.3
2
Samiullah Shinwari to Rippon, 2 runs, much shorter this time, he pulls off the back foot to wide long-on
18.2
0
Samiullah Shinwari to Rippon, no run, turning towards middle from leg, he goes back to defend
18.1
1
Samiullah Shinwari to Ahsan Malik, 1 run, length delivery on off stump, cuts off the back foot to point

END OF OVER:
18 | 4 Runs 1 Wkt | NL: 120/9 (43 runs required from 12 balls, RR: 6.66, RRR: 21.50)

  • Ahsan Malik1 (2b)
  • Michael Rippon9 (8b)
  • Dawlat Zadran3-0-13-2
  • Hamid Hassan3-0-26-1
17.6
1
Dawlat Zadran to Ahsan Malik, 1 run, fullish outside off, driven firmly to deep cover for one
17.5
0
Dawlat Zadran to Ahsan Malik, no run, full and outside off, he gets ready and then leaves
17.4
1
Dawlat Zadran to Rippon, 1 run, coming in sharply towards off stump, he manages to slice it to point
17.3
W
Dawlat Zadran to van der Gugten, OUT, poor delivery but what a catch at long-on! Back of the hand slower delivery that was a half-tracker way outside off, van der Gugten pulled it down the ground and Shafiqullah ran in to his left for a great catch diving forward

T van der Gugten c Shafiqullah b Dawlat Zadran 2 (1m 4b 0x4 0x6) SR: 50.00

17.2
1
Dawlat Zadran to Rippon, 1 run, outside off on length, driven firmly towards wide mid-off for one
17.1
1
Dawlat Zadran to van der Gugten, 1 run, coming in towards off stump, driven into the covers for one

Afghanistan need just two more wickets, and Netherlands need 47 from 18

END OF OVER:
17 | 7 Runs 1 Wkt | NL: 116/8 (47 runs required from 18 balls, RR: 6.82, RRR: 15.66)

  • Michael Rippon7 (6b)
  • Timm van der Gugten1 (2b)
  • Hamid Hassan3-0-26-1
  • Mohammad Nabi4-0-26-2
16.6
2
Hamid Hassan to Rippon, 2 runs, waist high full toss on leg, lofted towards fine leg in the gap for two
16.5
0
Hamid Hassan to Rippon, no run, slower ball coming in from back of length, he cuts and gets an inside edge near the stumps
16.4
4
Hamid Hassan to Rippon, FOUR runs, short ball outside off, Rippon cuts that like a cracker from the middle of the bat past point for a four
16.3
1
Hamid Hassan to van der Gugten, 1 run, incoming length delivery towards the stumps, edge goes down to fine leg for one
16.2
0
Hamid Hassan to van der Gugten, no run, in the block hole again, this time an inside edge goes off the pad on the off side
16.1
W
Hamid Hassan to Mudassar Bukhari, OUT, the yorker does it, eight down! Superb and accurate ball in the block hole with the angle from Hassan, the bat comes down late and Bukhari is bowled

Mudassar Bukhari b Hamid Hassan 1 (1m 3b 0x4 0x6) SR: 33.33

  • Shenwari, Sharafuddin sink Netherlands

    Powerful strokes from Samiullah Shenwari and Najibullah Zadran in the last five overs of Afghanistan's innings and accurate bowling from Sharafuddin Ashraf led them to a convincing 32-run win against Netherlands on the opening day of the World T20 Qualifi

Netherlands 2nd innings Partnerships

WktRunsPlayers
1st17SJ MyburghMR Swart
2nd49MR SwartBN Cooper
3rd4W BarresiMR Swart
4th22PW BorrenW Barresi
5th3RE van der MerweW Barresi
6th11W BarresiPM Seelaar
7th2W BarresiMJG Rippon
8th1Mudassar BukhariMJG Rippon
9th9T van der GugtenMJG Rippon
10th12MJG RipponAhsan Malik