Player of the Match
Player of the Match
770dPeter Della Penna in Malahide

Chapman's heist puts HK in World T20

Mark Chapman's surge in the final five overs propelled Hong Kong to a five-wicket win over Afghanistan at Malahide to book their second straight trip to the World Twenty20

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Statistics

Best performances - Batsmen

Nawroz Mangal
Nawroz Mangal
53(36) 6x4 - 2x6
Control %83%
  • Productive Shot
  • on drive
  • 17 runs
  • 0x4 - 2x6
4 9 1 3 5 4 17 10
JJ Atkinson
47(47) 4x4 - 2x6
Control %70%
  • Productive Shot
  • on drive
  • 18 runs
  • 0x4 - 2x6
1 8 0 8 1 3 18 8

Best performances - Bowlers

Haseeb Amjad
O4
M1
R28
W3
Eco7.00
RHB
OFFLEG
1W
1W
1W
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF
Shapoor Zadran
Shapoor Zadran
O4
M0
R31
W2
Eco7.75
RHB
OFFLEG
1W
1W
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF

Commentator: Nikhil Kalro

END OF OVER:
20 | 16 Runs 2 Wkts | HKG: 162/5 | RR: 8.10

  • Babar Hayat20 (9b)
  • Aizaz Khan0 (0b)
  • Mohammad Nabi4-0-42-1
  • Dawlat Zadran4-0-30-0

Stanikzai: "161 was a good score but they played well to win. The guys are disappointed but we will still try to qualify."

Afzal: "We played well from the first over till the end. We always believed we could chase down 162. We gave everything in this game."

Nowroz Mangal gets the Man of the Match award for his half-century. "It was tough to bat early. It is a hard loss, but we can still qualify for the World T20."

What a match to begin the playoffs. Hong Kong therefore, book themselves a spot in the World T20 and will play the semi-final of the World T20 Qualifier against Scotland. Nabi delivered two bad full tosses to Afzal which changed the match. However, Afghanistan are not yet eliminated. They will play against PNG in Qualifier 3.

19.6
2
Mohammad Nabi to Babar Hayat, 2 runs, Low full toss again from Nabi, but Babar manages to hit it past cover, where it is fielded at long-on but they easily come back for two. A wide throw has given Hong Kong a spot in the World T20 in India. As soon as it beat cover, they were always going to run two but Najibullah at long-off collected cleanly but returned the throw right in the middle of the pitch. Huge win for Hong Kong

Babar on strike for the last ball.

19.5
W
Mohammad Nabi to Tanwir Afzal, OUT, high full toss again, Afzal finds no timing and hits the upper half of his bat and hits it back to Nabi. Nabi collects it and calmly runs to the non-strikers end.

Tanwir Afzal run out (Mohammad Nabi) 0 (1b 0x4 0x6) SR: 0.00

Just 2 off 2 now.

19.4
3
Mohammad Nabi to Babar Hayat, 3 runs, Hayat comes forward and converts it into a full toss, he hits it to deep midwicket again and some magnificent running gives them three. All the pressure on Nabi now
19.4
1w
Mohammad Nabi to Babar Hayat, 1 wide, full and wide, just a bit too wide
19.3
6
Mohammad Nabi to Babar Hayat, SIX runs, what has Nabi done? he bowls another poor full toss, which Hayat picks and smashes over deep midwicket
19.2
4
Mohammad Nabi to Babar Hayat, FOUR runs, bad full toss, poor ball from Nabi, Hayat gets a couple of steps down the track and swats it away past fine leg

Hong Kong 2nd innings Partnerships

WktRunsPlayers
1st28Irfan AhmedJJ Atkinson
2nd51JJ AtkinsonNizakat Khan
3rd19JJ AtkinsonMS Chapman
4th48MS ChapmanBabar Hayat
5th14Tanwir AfzalBabar Hayat
6th2Aizaz KhanBabar Hayat