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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

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Statistics

Best performances - Batsmen

Samiullah Shinwari
Samiullah Shinwari
44(42) 3x4 - 1x6
Control %59%
  • Productive Shot
  • pull
  • 9 runs
  • 0x4 - 1x6
5 3 1 5 3 2 6 19
BN Cooper
36(23) 1x4 - 3x6
Control %73%
  • Productive Shot
  • on drive
  • 17 runs
  • 0x4 - 2x6
0 0 7 0 5 13 1 10

Best performances - Bowlers

Dawlat Zadran
Dawlat Zadran
O3.4
M0
R17
W3
Eco4.63
RHB
OFFLEG
2W
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF
1W
Sharafuddin Ashraf
Sharafuddin Ashraf
O4
M0
R27
W3
Eco6.75
RHB
OFFLEG
1W1W
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF
1W

Match Details

Toss

Netherlands , elected to field first

Player Of The Match

Match number

Season

Hours of play (local time)

14.15 start, First Session 14.15-15.40, Interval 15.40-16.00, Second Session 16.00-17.25

Match days

9 July 2015 (20-over match)

TV Umpires

Reserve Umpire

Match Referee

Points

Afghanistan 2, Netherlands 0

Commentator: Vishal Dikshit

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,
  • 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