Player of the Match
Player of the Match

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Statistics

Best performances - Batsmen

Mohammad Shahzad
Mohammad Shahzad
75(36) 5x4 - 7x6
Control %78%
  • Productive Shot
  • on drive
  • 22 runs
  • 0x4 - 3x6
4 4 2 0 20 6 24 15
PL Mommsen
PL Mommsen
44(20) 3x4 - 4x6
Control %71%
  • Productive Shot
  • slog shot
  • 12 runs
  • 0x4 - 2x6
6 0 7 7 5 0 5 14

Best performances - Bowlers

Mohammad Nabi
Mohammad Nabi
O4
M0
R25
W3
Eco6.25
RHB
OFFLEG
2W
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF
1W
Hamid Hassan
Hamid Hassan
O4
M0
R29
W3
Eco7.25
RHB
OFFLEG
2W
1W
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF

It's time for us to walk off as well. Thanks for your company and your comments. See you tomorrow

"Our country is praying for us and that's why we're winning," says Stanikzai, "Today was a great performance. Specially Shahzad and Nabi. Guys are doing well, hopefully we'll keep trying our best and if we win two more matches we will go straight away into the semi-final" Appreciates the crowd support after that and walks off

said bakhtiar s: "Unbelievable !!!!!!!! Fir works in jala abad and in all Afghanistan"

"In the end too many runs given away. Tough day. They came really hard, took their chances and came off for them," Preston Mommsen says, "That is the plan always, to target the opposition. Had specific plans for each batter. But they played spin better than we did. And they hit the big shots really well. We wanted to bowl the majority of overs with spin, left-arm spin. But we didn't keep the boundary could down. It is a tournament, it's quite a short one. The important thing is to peak at the right team. We were good against UAE, below par the last two days. We have a bit of a rest, go back to the drawing board, check the team combination as well"

Mohammad Shahzad is the Man of the Match for his 75 off 36 balls. "Happy that we've won, three consecutive wins as well. Straight boundaries were very short and I wanted to exploit that. And not hitting against the wind. Our targets was rotating strike and waiting for loose delivery to hit every ball out of the ground. [So was every ball a bad ball?] Ah, yes. [laughs] Pitch was very good for batting, that's why we got the 200. Hope we qualify to the World T20 on the back of this" The crowd fill onto the field, mostly Aghanistan fans who rush to their team for a few handshakes. Flags in tow. Selfie time, Celebration time. Contemplation time. "Come on," yells Shazad into the camera. It was his blistering innings that set this win up. Took the total too far beyond Scotland's reach. Indeed 210 is the most Afghanistan have ever made in a T20 game.

Scotland needed a big innings. They got a couple of cameos, strung some dangerous partnerships as well. But they were facing a much better bowling attack. The seamers were bowling full as epitomised by Hamid Hassan's yorkers, he got 3 for 29. He also seems to be struggling with a back problem. Mirwais Ashraf was hard to get away. And Mohammad Nabi bowled some clever off spin to finish with 3 for 25.

19.2
W
Dawlat Zadran to Sharif, OUT, is that it? Well taken at long-on. It's the slower ball again, legcutter. The batsman goes for a wild swing, mistimes it. Shafiqullah runs in and takes it nicely.

SM Sharif c Shafiqullah b Dawlat Zadran 8 (12m 7b 1x4 0x6) SR: 114.28

19.1
0
Dawlat Zadran to Sharif, no run, slower ball outside off, Sharif moves away to try and smear it over the off side. No connection

Dawlat for the last over

END OF OVER:
19 | 2 Runs 2 Wkts | SCOT: 173/9 (38 runs required from 6 balls, RR: 9.10, RRR: 38.00)

  • Safyaan Sharif8 (5b)
  • Mark Watt1 (1b)
  • Hamid Hassan4-0-29-3
  • Mohammad Nabi4-0-25-3

Hassan calls for some help from the dressing room as he limps off the field

18.6
1
Hamid Hassan to Sharif, 1 run, full toss outside off, he throws his bat at it and gets a bottom edge past the keeper
18.5
1
Hamid Hassan to Watt, 1 run, goes around the wicket to the left-handed Watt. Driven into the coveres
18.4
W
Hamid Hassan to Evans, OUT, another one, cleaned him up with a top-class yorker. Full on middle and off, Evans swings helplessly. Had no chance. Is something the matter with him though? Didn't celebrate at all, and went down on his haunches. A back problem?

AC Evans b Hamid Hassan 0 (3m 3b 0x4 0x6) SR: 0.00

18.3
0
Hamid Hassan to Evans, no run, another excellent yorker just outside off, Evans swings and misses

Scotland 2nd innings Partnerships

WktRunsPlayers
1st10KJ CoetzerHG Munsey
2nd37KJ CoetzerCS MacLeod
3rd1CS MacLeodMH Cross
4th50RD BerringtonMH Cross
5th13RD BerringtonPL Mommsen
6th51MA LeaskPL Mommsen
7th1MA LeaskSM Sharif
8th8CD de LangeSM Sharif
9th0AC EvansSM Sharif
10th2SM SharifMRJ Watt