Player of the Match
Player of the Match
    0.1 he is gone first-ball again! Wonderful delivery first up but an atrocious shot! It's full and fast and straight and Irfan plays a limp drive. He plays down the wrong line and the ball flicks the off stump en route to the keeper. The bail on the other side comes off. What a start for Afghanistan! 0/1
    13.3 oh no, he was playing that chip shot so well and he chooses to play a scoop instead! This is exactly like Misbah getting out in the World T20 final in 2007! An easy catch for short fine leg fielder 102/3
    4.4 that is the end of a wonderful short innings from Atkinson! This was tossed up, it drifted in and went straight with the arm to strike the batsman on the front pad. Atkinson was playing for the turn and pushes outside the line. The umpire waits for a bit but rightly raises his finger. That would have gone to hit middle and leg 42/2
    16.2 he has given it away! Chapman moves across to the off side to flick this one fine on the leg side, misses and looses his leg stump. That was a little too quick for him..141.5 kph 117/5
    15.3 well, he has the memory of that previous shot at least! He sweeps this one, but gets a thick top edge that is easily taken at deep square leg 115/4
    17.3 flatter delivery, Nizakat tries the repeat of the previous shot, but he doesn't get any elevation this time. it's hit straight to the extra cover fielder 127/6
    18.2 this time there is a direct hit! The batsman dabs it to mid off and calls for a quick one, but the fielder fires a throw and breaks the stumps at the striker's end. Dar was well short. Good thinking by the fielder to target the slower of the two runners 135/7
    19.2 good running catch at wide long on by Naib! Tanwir aimed to go over the boundary with a cross-batted swipe but didn't get the distance he would have liked. Naib runs to his right from long on to take it comfortably in the end 147/8
    not out
    not out
    16 (b 1, lb 2, nb 5, w 8)
    153/8 (20 Overs, RR: 7.65)
    Did not bat: Nadeem Ahmed
    Fall of wickets: 1-0 (Irfan Ahmed, 0.1 ov), 2-42 (Jamie Atkinson, 4.4 ov), 3-102 (Waqas Barkat, 13.3 ov), 4-115 (Babar Hayat, 15.3 ov), 5-117 (Mark Chapman, 16.2 ov), 6-127 (Nizakat Khan, 17.3 ov), 7-135 (Munir Dar, 18.2 ov), 8-147 (Tanwir Afzal, 19.2 ov)
    Shapoor Zadran402726.75104000
    Gulbadin Naib2023011.5053120
    Amir Hamza403228.0091110
    Samiullah Shinwari301705.66101100
    Dawlat Zadran302418.00112102
    Mohammad Nabi402726.75103010

Match Details


Hong Kong , elected to bat first

Player Of The Match

Match number


Hours of play (local time)

15.30 start, First Session 15.30-16.50, Interval 16.50-17.10, Second Session 17.10-18.30

Match days

18 March 2014 - day/night match (20-over match)

T20I debut

TV Umpires

Reserve Umpire

Match Referee


Afghanistan 2, Hong Kong 0

Match Notes

Afghanistan 2nd innings Partnerships

1st14Mohammad ShahzadNajeeb Tarakai
2nd55Asghar AfghanMohammad Shahzad
3rd47ShafiqullahMohammad Shahzad
4th38Mohammad NabiShafiqullah