10.40pm Fantastic performance from Afghanistan, clinical throughout the game to set up a shoot-out against Zimbabwe for a place in the main draw. They first bowled beautifully and their openers mixed attack with caution to effectively kill the game. Hong Kong did not have their best day and struggled throughout to put any sort of pressure on Afghanistan. Hong Kong are out, but Afghanistan have all to play for on Saturday.
Mohammad Nabi, the Player of the Match: "Very happy with my performance. My best figures in a World Cup. Pitch conditions totally slow and I decided to use my variations. I'm ready in all situations."
Asghar Stanikzai: "They played really well but Nabi bowled well. Rashid too bowled very well, and our fielding was good. Our team is very confident and our whole team is in very good form."
Tanwir Afzal: "We got a good start and we were in a position to score 140-145. Not easy to score early on, we missed key moments. Hard to bat on. So many positive things we can take from these two games, we'll regroup and come back with confidence in the next match against Scotland
Just two needed
James: "Probably too late for HK, but Afganistan are making hard work of finishing this game."
Rehmanshareef S: "Mohammad Nabi is so flamboyant. He wants to get everything instantly. The recent PSL might have motivated him a lot, but everyday is not Sunday. Matured players don't throw away wickets."