So Afghanistan get to live for another day. Thanks for being with us, the next match is about to start. So see you over there. Ciao ciao
Mohammad Shahzad is the Man of the Match. He says, "I didn't play well in the last two matches so the coach told me to take my time. Everybody supported me in the match. It was a good fifty for me and it was a good win for us. In t20, everything is possible. We need to see the result of the next match and hopefully we can make it to the next round"
Wonderful innings by Shafiqullah towards the end. It looked like the game was set to be a thriller once Shahzad was brilliantly caught at the boundary, but Shafiqullah was unstoppable - his 24 runs in the 17th over making it an easy jog for Afghanistan. Hong Kong are out of the tournament
Can he get to his fifty now?
Rahul: "Afgans are keeping it cool here. Its a good comeback by the boys after the haywire batting against Bangladesh."
35 off 24.. Should be easy with the seven wickets they have in hand
Rohit: "The bowler too is aware that the batsman wants to maximize the risk-free opportunity and thus the bowler tries to ensure that he doesn't bowl a hit-me-for-six-since-you-have-no-risk delivery off a free hit. In the initial days, batsmen used to miss out because they tried to hit a six off it, but now, batsmen have become smarter and realize that 4 is better than a none. They can't play like that sans a free hit because the risk of getting out far outweighs the reward and also...the bowler isn't just trying to avoid a six of a normal delivery, he is trying to avoid getting hit for any runs whatsoever. "