6th Match, ICC World Twenty20 Qualifier at Edinburgh, Group B
(17.2/20 ov, target 165)
Afghanistan won by 8 wickets (with 16 balls remaining)
Player Of The Match
United Arab Emirates
AFG Innings
Full commentary
end of over 187 runs
AFG: 168/2CRR: 9.69 
Asghar Afghan44 (33)
Samiullah Shinwari30 (23)
Amjad Javed3.2-0-37-1
Mohammad Naveed3-0-40-0

That is all from this game for now. Good bye

Asghar Stanikzai: "Shahzad batted really well. Two wins give confidence for our side. Wicket was good for batting."

Mohammad Tauqir: "Disappointing result for us. 160 was par on this wicket. We did not bowl and field well. We were never complacent. We knew what areas to bowl. Afghanistan are a good side. We could have defended if we had bowled in the right areas supported by the fielding. We need to look into our shortcomings."

Mohammad Shahzad is the Man of the Match. Shahzad: "Pitch is very good for batting. We had a plan for chasing these runs. Yesterday also we chased against Netherlands. No problem for us. I was waiting for the loose ball."

Two comfortable wins for Afghanistan, and two big losses for UAE, who competed with the bat today, but their attack was dismantled by Shahzad's 74 off 37. Stanikzai and Shenwari allowing no comeback for UAE with a 69-run stand in seven overs.

Amjad Javed to Asghar Afghan, SIX runs
'we want sixer' was the demand from the fans at the ground, and Stanikzai delivers the win with an almighty blow over wide long on
Amjad Javed to Samiullah Shinwari, 1 run
shortish ball into the body, not much lift, pulled to deep square
end of over 1716 runs
AFG: 161/2CRR: 9.47 • RRR: 1.33 • Need 4 runs from 18b
Asghar Afghan38 (32)
Samiullah Shinwari29 (22)
Mohammad Naveed3-0-40-0
Umair Ali2-0-13-1
Mohammad Naveed to Asghar Afghan, no run
takes a step forward and defends a length ball
Mohammad Naveed to Asghar Afghan, FOUR runs
absolutely pummelled that through covers, absolutely, sets himself deep in the crease, full ball arrives and is sent on its way
Mohammad Naveed to Samiullah Shinwari, 1 run
drives the length ball on the up to extra cover
Mohammad Naveed to Samiullah Shinwari, FOUR runs
Shenwari clears front leg and drags the free hit through midwicket for four more
Mohammad Naveed to Samiullah Shinwari, 1 no ball
uh oh, this high full toss has hit him on the thigh pad and then around the armpit, no-ball signalled right away, and a free hit too under the new rules
Mohammad Naveed to Samiullah Shinwari, FOUR runs
short and wide, he is in the air as he gives the cut everything, beating the sweeper by a long way
Mohammad Naveed to Samiullah Shinwari, 2 runs
full, middle stump line, flicked again very neatly to deep square