Result
ICC Intercontinental Cup at Sharjah, Feb 20-23 2010
566 & 191/4d
(106.4 ov, target 494)
264 & 494/4
Afghanistan won by 6 wickets
Player Of The Match
Afghanistan
1y
• Cricinfo staff

Afghanistan chase down 494 with Shahzad double

There is no challenge too daunting for Afghanistan cricket at the moment. Riding on the momentum that won the World Twenty20 Qualifier they pulled off a sensational chase of 494 to beat Canada in the Intercontinental Cup

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Scorecard summary
Canada566(151.5 overs)1st Innings
Sunil Dhaniram130 (189)
Ashish Bagai93 (144)
Afghanistan264(79 overs)1st Innings
Canada191/4d(40 overs)2nd Innings
Afghanistan494/4(106.4 overs)2nd Innings
end of over 1075 runs
AFG: 494/4CRR: 4.63 
Asghar Afghan22 (17)
Nitish Kumar8.4-1-43-0
106.4
4
Kumar to Asghar Afghan, FOUR runs
hangs back, cuts it to extra cover, no fielder there, Asghar finishes in style, Unbelievable win for Afghanistan, Create history at the Sharjah Cricket Association Ground.
106.3
Kumar to Asghar Afghan, no run
106.2
Kumar to Asghar Afghan, no run
driven straight to Nitesh, misfields, batsmen run one.
106.1
1
Kumar to Mohammad Shahzad, 1 run
cover driven to extra cover.
end of over 1064 runs
AFG: 489/4CRR: 4.61 
Asghar Afghan18 (14)
Mohammad Shahzad214 (257)
Hiral Patel8-1-47-1
105.6
Patel to Asghar Afghan, no run
forward defence, tried a lofted shot, in two minds there.
105.5
1
Patel to Mohammad Shahzad, 1 run
inside out off drive towards long off, singles coming easy for Afghan's.
105.4
1
Patel to Asghar Afghan, 1 run
low full toss, miss timed on drive to long on.
105.3
Patel to Asghar Afghan, no run
tossed up, played down, with a defnece.
105.3
1w
Patel to Asghar Afghan, 1 wide
outside leg, misses a paddle sweep.
105.2
Patel to Asghar Afghan, no run
misses a lofted shot, nearly got out there.
105.1
1
Patel to Mohammad Shahzad, 1 run
down the pitch again, lofted off drive to long off.
end of over 1055 runs
AFG: 485/4CRR: 4.61 
Mohammad Shahzad212 (255)
Asghar Afghan17 (10)
Nitish Kumar8-1-38-0
104.6
1
Kumar to Mohammad Shahzad, 1 run
down the ground, on drive, Batsmen take it easy as the edge closer to Victory.
104.5
1
Kumar to Asghar Afghan, 1 run
back foot on drive to long on.
104.4
1
Kumar to Mohammad Shahzad, 1 run
inside out cover drive to the extra cover sweeper.
104.3
Kumar to Mohammad Shahzad, no run
flighted ball, late cuts it to thirdman.
104.2
1
Kumar to Asghar Afghan, 1 run
hangs back, cuts it to covers, runs quick.
104.1
1
Kumar to Mohammad Shahzad, 1 run
driven to long on.
end of over 1047 runs
AFG: 480/4CRR: 4.61 
Asghar Afghan15 (8)
Mohammad Shahzad209 (251)
Hiral Patel7-1-43-1
103.6
Patel to Asghar Afghan, no run
leg glance down to fine leg.
Match details
Sharjah Cricket Stadium
TossCanada , elected to bat first
SeriesICC Intercontinental Shield 2009
Player Of The Match
Mohammad Shahzad
Season2009/10
Hours of play (local time)10.00 start, Lunch 12.00-12.40, Tea 14.40-15.00, Close 17.00
Match days20,21,22,23 February 2010 (4-day match)
First-class debut
Hiral Patel
Ramesh David
Umpires
Richard Illingworth
Ahsan Raza
Reserve Umpire
Iftikhar Ali
Match Referee
Ishtiaq Ahmed
PointsAfghanistan 14, Canada 6