Player of the Match
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Best performances - Batsmen

Mohammad Shahzad
41(40) 4x4 - 2x6
Control %82%
  • Productive Shot
  • on drive
  • 11 runs
  • 0x4 - 1x6
4 0 7 5 5 1 8 11
Noor Ali Zadran
35(37) 2x4 - 0x6
Control %78%
  • Productive Shot
  • on drive
  • 18 runs
  • 1x4 - 0x6
1 1 5 1 8 2 10 7

Best performances - Bowlers

Mohammad Nabi
O4
M0
R20
W4
Eco5.00
RHB
OFFLEG
1W2W
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF
1W
RJ Campbell
O4
M0
R28
W2
Eco7.00
RHB
OFFLEG
1W1W
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF

Match Details

Toss

Hong Kong , elected to bat first

Player Of The Match

Match number

Season

Hours of play (local time)

19.30 start, First Session 19.30-20.55, Interval 20.55-21.15, Second Session 21.15-22.40

Match days

10 March 2016 - night match (20-over match)

TV Umpires

Reserve Umpire

Match Referee

Points

Afghanistan 2, Hong Kong 0

Scorer: Gopi Rangarajan | Commentator: Nikhil Kalro

END OF OVER:
18 | 15 Runs | AFG: 119/4 | RR: 6.61

  • Najibullah Zadran17 (9b)
  • Gulbadin Naib4 (5b)
  • Haseeb Amjad2-0-20-0
  • Nadeem Ahmed4-0-24-1

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

17.6
4
Haseeb Amjad to Najibullah Zadran, FOUR runs, that will be it. A straight delivery on middle and leg, and Najib tickles it fine to the fine leg boundary. Easy win for Afghanistan, and Hong Kong crash out of the competition.
17.5
0
Haseeb Amjad to Najibullah Zadran, no run, full and wide outside off, Najib misses the drive this time

Just two needed

17.4
4
Haseeb Amjad to Najibullah Zadran, FOUR runs, superb shot. Fullish on off, Najib stays in his crease and then punches the drive in the gap between cover and mid-off. Great timing
17.3
4
Haseeb Amjad to Najibullah Zadran, FOUR runs, cracked away and that will be four. Another back of the hand slower ball which sits up for Najib to pull with disdain past midwicket
17.2
3
Haseeb Amjad to Gulbadin Naib, 3 runs, another one. This time he waits for it and then pulls over midwicket. Square leg runs around and makes an exceptional dive to save one. Did not give up on the chase at any point
17.1
0
Haseeb Amjad to Gulbadin Naib, no run, slower delivery outside off. These middle-order batsmen struggling with the pace of the wicket, through the pull too early

Haseeb Amjad

James: "Probably too late for HK, but Afganistan are making hard work of finishing this game."

Afghanistan 2nd innings Partnerships

WktRunsPlayers
1st70Noor Ali ZadranMohammad Shahzad
2nd25Mohammad NabiNoor Ali Zadran
3rd2Noor Ali ZadranNajibullah Zadran
4th6ShafiqullahNajibullah Zadran
5th16Gulbadin NaibNajibullah Zadran