result
12th Match (D/N), Sharjah, Jan 29 2015, ACC Twenty20 Cup
(19.3/20 ov)191/8
Kuwait won by 2 wickets (with 3 balls remaining)
Player Of The Match
60 (25)
aamir-javed
Match centre 
Scores: Umer Hameed
Comms: Shahriar Khan
Scorecard summary
Malaysia190/6(20 overs)
Kuwait191/8(19.3 overs)

Kuwait keep their unbeaten record in this year's Asian Cricket Council Twenty20, just. Chasing down 190 under Sharjah's lights was a big ask. Malaysia pushed them all the way, some fine batting on both sides, the bowlers and fielders did what they could and even with so many runs scored every player's going to feel they could have done just that little bit more. Aamir Javed thrilled the crowd with some thunderous strokes, Suhan Kumar and Ahmed Faiz impressed mightily too. A fine advert for Associate cricket, a quality match. Kuwait are now just one win away from a place in the ICC World Twenty20 Qualifier. They play Oman tomorrow in a winner-take-all game at Sharjah Stadium. Do join us then for what will be a terrific match, thanks for being with us today.

19.3
1
D Duraisingam to Bilal Ahmed, 1 run

driven to mid-off, sets off straight away, beats the throw at the bowler's end and Kuwait have won

Scores are tied

19.2
1
D Duraisingam to Usman Waheed, 1 run

full, played to midwicket full,

19.1
1
D Duraisingam to Bilal Ahmed, 1 run

full, in the slot, Hammadullah at wide long-off sends in a strong flat throw

Young Derek to bowl the last, game could still go any of three ways. Vijit Dutta (Sing): "Kuwait certainly deserve to qualify for the qualifiers if they pull off this chase... They guarantee excitement but have played some cricket also"

end of over 196 runs
KUW: 188/8CRR: 9.89 RRR: 3.00
Bilal Ahmed2 (2)
Usman Waheed5 (6)
Khizar Hayat 4-0-21-3
Derek Duraisingam 3-0-27-2
18.6
1
Khizar Hayat to Bilal Ahmed, 1 run

stroked to cover for an easy single

18.5
1
Khizar Hayat to Usman Waheed, 1 run

good pick up and throw by Pavandeep at midwicket to save the second

18.4
Khizar Hayat to Usman Waheed, no run

late cut straight to the fielder

18.3
2
Khizar Hayat to Usman Waheed, 2 runs

clipped away, half-pace towards midwicket, batsmen run quicker than the fielder, two becomes possible

18.2
1
Khizar Hayat to Bilal Ahmed, 1 run

full, tucked off the pads to the legside gap

18.1
1
Khizar Hayat to Usman Waheed, 1 run

short, outside off, cut away to backward point on the edge of the circle

Off-spinner to the left-hander

end of over 184 runs • 1 wicket
KUW: 182/8CRR: 10.11 RRR: 4.50
Usman Waheed1 (2)
Derek Duraisingam 3-0-27-2
Khizar Hayat 3-0-15-3

Kuwait: never a boring game when they're playing

17.6
W
D Duraisingam to Hisham Mirza, OUT

full and fast and Hisham looking for the long off fence, turns round to see off-stump knocked over

Hisham Mirza b Duraisingam 25 (20b 2x4 1x6) SR: 125
17.5
D Duraisingam to Hisham Mirza, no run
17.4
1lb
D Duraisingam to Usman Waheed, 1 leg bye

full, yorker-length, into the pads but missing off

17.3
1
D Duraisingam to Hisham Mirza, 1 run

driven to extra cover, not risking the second

17.2
1
D Duraisingam to Usman Waheed, 1 run

the left-hander tucks the good length ball to mid off

17.1
1
D Duraisingam to Hisham Mirza, 1 run

tip and run to backward point, fumble makes the run safe

end of over 178 runs • 1 wicket
KUW: 178/7CRR: 10.47 RRR: 4.33
Hisham Mirza23 (16)
Khizar Hayat 3-0-15-3
Hammadullah Khan 1-0-17-0

Malaysia chipping away

16.6
W
Khizar Hayat to Abid Mushtaq, OUT

one flirt outside off too many this time, Faiz at short third man holds the edge cleanly low down to his left though the batsman is loath to depart

Abid Mushtaq c Ahmed Faiz b Khizar Hayat 11 (11b 1x4 0x6) SR: 100
16.5
1
Khizar Hayat to Hisham Mirza, 1 run

CHANCE Khizar goes after the top-edged pull twenty yards to his right, can't quite get there though

16.4
2
Khizar Hayat to Hisham Mirza, 2 runs

pushed to mid on, try the second the pick up and throw just misses as Abid goes hurtling full-length into the bowler's end

16.3
Khizar Hayat to Hisham Mirza, no run
16.2
4
Khizar Hayat to Hisham Mirza, FOUR runs

thick outside edge, beats short third man

Match details
Sharjah Cricket Stadium
TossMalaysia, elected to bat first
SeriesACC Twenty20 Cup
Season2014/15
Player Of The Match
Aamir Javed
Aamir Javed
Hours of play (local time)16.30 start, First Session 16.30-17.50, Interval 17.50-18.10, Second Session 18.10-19.30
Match days29 January 2015 - daynight (20-over match)
Umpires
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Akbar Ali
U.A.E. Image
Iftikhar Ali
Reserve Umpire
Nepal Image
Vinay Kumar
Match Referee
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Venkatapathy Raju
PointsKuwait 2, Malaysia 0