Result
68th Match, Abu Dhabi, Nov 29 2013, 1st Semi-Final, ICC World Twenty20 Qualifier
90/8
(14.2/20 ov, target 91)
96/3
Afghanistan won by 7 wickets (with 34 balls remaining)
Player Of The Match
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Afghanistan to meet Ireland in final

Nepal have provided the fairytale story at this World Twenty20 Qualifier but they were no match for Afghanistan, who set the template for Affiliate and Associate Members on the rise

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Scorer: Chandan Duorah
Scorecard summary
Nepal90/8(20 overs)
Afghanistan96/3(14.2 overs)

And that's it from the first semi-final where Afghanistan defeated Nepal comprehensively by 7 wickets. It was the bowler's who scripted it earlier by restricting them for mere 90 runs. Shenwari was the pick of the bowlers who took 3 wickets, engaged in a fine run out and also contributed 24 runs in the chase. Do join us for the second semi-final between United Arab Emirates and Ireland starting in an hour from now.

14.2
6
Gauchan to Gulbadin Naib, SIX runs
and Gulabadin ends it with a biggie over cow corner and Afghanistan into the finals. On a length outside off and he stays on his crease and hammers it without any trouble
14.1
1
Gauchan to Samiullah Shinwari, 1 run
length delivery on middle and leg, slaps it down to long-on
end of over 147 runs
AFG: 89/3CRR: 6.35 • RRR: 0.33 • Need 2 from 36b
Samiullah Shinwari23 (32)
Gulbadin Naib6 (5)
Jitendra Mukhiya3-0-21-0
Basant Regmi4-0-20-1
13.6
1
Mukhiya to Samiullah Shinwari, 1 run
fuller outside off and Shenwari slices it to sweep cover
13.5
Mukhiya to Samiullah Shinwari, no run
length delivery on middle and leg, pushes it to on side
13.4
Mukhiya to Samiullah Shinwari, no run
back of a length delivery outside off, Shenwari dabs it to point
13.3
1
Mukhiya to Gulbadin Naib, 1 run
on a length outside off, gets it through the vacant point region
13.2
4
Mukhiya to Gulbadin Naib, FOUR runs
short length delivery down leg, rocks back and pulls it away to the back square leg
13.1
1
Mukhiya to Samiullah Shinwari, 1 run
on a yorker length down leg, digs it out to on side for a single
end of over 133 runs • 1 wicket
AFG: 82/3CRR: 6.3 • RRR: 1.28 • Need 9 from 42b
Samiullah Shinwari21 (28)
Gulbadin Naib1 (3)
Basant Regmi4-0-20-1
Paras Khadka1-0-17-0
12.6
1
Regmi to Samiullah Shinwari, 1 run
touch short on off, goes back and punches off the back foot to long-on
12.5
1
Regmi to Gulbadin Naib, 1 run
tossed up on off, drills it down to long-on
12.4
Regmi to Gulbadin Naib, no run
once again pushes a length delivery to on side
12.3
Regmi to Gulbadin Naib, no run
length delivery on middle and leg, pushes it to on side
12.2
w
Regmi to Nawroz Mangal, OUT
And a fine innings of Mangal comes to an end. Regmi bowls a tossed up delivery from round the wicket on middle and it spins away from the charging Mangal. He misses the line and keeper does the rest. A well deserved half-century been missed by him but his team is near to the victory.
Nawroz Mangal st †Khakurel b Regmi 48 (44m 34b 6x4 1x6) SR: 141.17
12.1
1
Regmi to Samiullah Shinwari, 1 run
length delivery outside off and Shenwari pushes it to off
end of over 1217 runs
AFG: 79/2CRR: 6.58 • RRR: 1.50 • Need 12 from 48b
Nawroz Mangal48 (33)
Samiullah Shinwari19 (26)
Paras Khadka1-0-17-0
Shakti Gauchan3-0-13-0
11.6
4
Khadka to Nawroz Mangal, FOUR runs
short and wide outside off, Mangal goes back and cuts it away through cover and it races away to the boundary
11.5
Khadka to Nawroz Mangal, no run
swing and a miss to a length delivery outside off
11.4
4
Khadka to Nawroz Mangal, FOUR runs
this time just fall short of the fence, comes out and clears the midwicket fence
11.3
6
Khadka to Nawroz Mangal, SIX runs
tossed up delivery on middle and leg, Mangal gets down on one knee and slog sweeps it over midwicket
Match details
Sheikh Zayed Stadium, Abu Dhabi
TossAfghanistan , elected to field first
SeriesICC World Twenty20 Qualifier 2013
Player Of The Match
Samiullah Shinwari
Series resultAfghanistan advanced
Season2013/14
Hours of play (local time)14.00 start, First Session 14.00-15.20, Interval 15.20-15.40, Second Session 15.40-17.00
Match days29 November 2013 (20-over match)
Umpires
Joel Wilson
Sundaram Ravi
TV Umpire
Steve Davis
Reserve Umpire
Chettithody Shamshuddin
Match Referee
Graeme Labrooy