Player of the Match
Player of the Match
200dThe Report by Peter Della Penna in Malahide

Mangal, bowlers put Afghanistan in World T20

Nawroz Mangal's second consecutive Man-of-the-Match performance put Afghanistan back in the World Twenty20 as the side coasted to a six-wicket win over Papua New Guinea

Match Centre

Statistics

Best performances - Batsmen

Nawroz Mangal
Nawroz Mangal
65(56) 2x4 - 3x6
Control %87%
  • Productive Shot
  • on drive
  • 21 runs
  • 0x4 - 1x6
0 1 4 9 3 6 22 20
CJA Amini
37(37) 1x4 - 1x6
Control %64%
  • Productive Shot
  • on drive
  • 11 runs
  • 0x4 - 0x6
6 0 1 2 9 8 2 9

Best performances - Bowlers

Shapoor Zadran
Shapoor Zadran
O4
M0
R9
W2
Eco2.25
RHB
OFFLEG
1W1W
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF
N Vanua
O3.2
M0
R19
W2
Eco5.70
RHB
OFFLEG
1W
1W
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF

Match Details

Toss

Papua New Guinea , elected to bat first

Player Of The Match

Series result

Afghanistan advanced

Match number

Season

Hours of play (local time)

10.00 start, First Session 10.00-11.25, Interval 11.25-11.45, Second Session 11.45-13.10

Match days

23 July 2015 (20-over match)

Reserve Umpire

Match Referee

Commentator: George Binoy

1.00 pm There are people running on to the field with Afghanistan flags to celebrate their nation's progress into the 2016 World T20 in India. Nawroz Mangal is their hero, 65 not out off 56 balls, a near-perfect innings. Heartbreak for PNG, who have competed valiantly in this tournament, today they did not get enough runs. Afghanistan is the fifth Associate nation (apologies to William Porterfield) to secure their berth in India. Only one remains - for either Oman or Namibia.

Nawroz Mangal is he Man of the Match, back to back awards for him. "Last time I was man of the match but we did not win, so this time I am happier, very excited to qualify for the WT20 in India."

PNG captain Jack Vare: "I thought the wicket was ... the Afghanistan bowlers bowled well, wasn't easy to get a big total, short by 20-30 runs. they batted well, it wasn't easy for them ... really enjoyed it in Ireland, thanks to everyone ... we started well but it's a disappointing end for us. But a lot of positives. We will work hard and come back strong. We are trying our best to develop on both four day cricket and one day cricket, there are a lot of positives."

Stanikzai: "We are very happy, it was important for us to qualify ... honestly, we wanted to bat first but our bowling was very good too ... 127-128 was not a good total on this wicket."

That's about it from us for this game, the toss for Namibia-Oman will happen in about 30 minutes. Cheers.

18.2
6
Vanua to Najibullah Zadran, SIX runs, that is a colossal strike to send Afghanistan into the 2016 World T20 in India! Najibullah slogs and makes incredible contact, the ball lands among the sparse spectators beyond the deep midwicket boundary
18.1
1
Vanua to Nawroz Mangal, 1 run, cut off the front foot through point for a single

END OF OVER:
18 | 13 Runs | AFG: 121/4 (7 runs required from 12 balls, RR: 6.72, RRR: 3.50)

  • Nawroz Mangal64 (55b)
  • Najibullah Zadran8 (5b)
  • Loa Nou3-0-26-0
  • Norman Vanua3-0-12-2
17.6
1
Nou to Nawroz Mangal, 1 run, there's an appeal for a run out at the bowler's end from Nou, after he bent down low to try and field a drive from the batsman. The ball hit the stumps at the bowler's end but when the umpire asks Nou if he touched the ball, he seems to say he did not ...
17.5
1
Nou to Najibullah Zadran, 1 run, driven down the ground for a single
17.4
0
Nou to Najibullah Zadran, no run, swings hard and misses the free hit this time
17.4
7nb
Nou to Najibullah Zadran, (no ball) SIX runs, oh my word, it's all gone wrong for PNG, the ball was full but Najibullah got under it and lofted the ball flat towards long on. It wouldn't have been out had Morea caught it because of the free hit but the ball bounced off his hands and went for six. And it's another no-ball ...

Afghanistan 2nd innings Partnerships

WktRunsPlayers
1st0Nawroz MangalMohammad Shahzad
2nd57Nawroz MangalAsghar Afghan
3rd26Nawroz MangalSamiullah Shinwari
4th22Mohammad NabiNawroz Mangal
5th23Nawroz MangalNajibullah Zadran