RESULT
14th Match, Sharjah, January 30, 2015, ACC Twenty20 Cup
149/8
(20 ov, T:150) 138/9

Oman won by 11 runs

Player Of The Match
23* (15) & 3/18
aamir-kaleem
KUW
Full commentary
end of over 2010 runs
KUW: 138/9CRR: 6.90 
Abid Mushtaq31 (23)
Haroon Shahid1 (1)
Munis Ansari 4-0-28-1
Zeeshan Maqsood 4-0-39-1

Oman ecstatic, they've beaten fancied Kuwait. And they've equalled Kuwait on points and beaten them overall on run rate to win the event. Oman bowled very well and through the Kuwait innings their bowling game plans worked. Big cheers from their supporters, many of whom have come all the way from Muscat for today's match. Kuwait yet again so near and yet so far, Oman on an upsurge, they shake coach (THE) Duleep Mendis's hand as they all huddle round in celebration. A dejected Kuwait silent. So that's it, after 14 games of this year's ACC Twenty20 we have found an ACC team for the ICC World Twenty20 Qualifier to join Afghanistan, Hong Kong, Nepal and UAE and the other top Associates in Ireland and Scotland in July.

Just one more game of this intense week remaining, Malaysia against Singapore and that starts in just over half an hour's time under the Sharjah Stadium floodlights. Thanks for being with us up to now.

19.6
Ansari to Abid Mushtaq, no run

full, swung round to midwicket, it's not going for a boundary and he's not running

19.5
Ansari to Abid Mushtaq, no run

very full again and that's driven to long on and he's not running, Munis fist pumps

19.4
4
Ansari to Abid Mushtaq, FOUR runs

waist high full toss going down leg, and helped round, maybe could have let it go and taken the extra ball

19.3
Ansari to Abid Mushtaq, no run

full, driven straight to long on, not running

19.2
4
Ansari to Abid Mushtaq, FOUR runs

down the wicket to smash a drive to straight long off

19.2
1w
Ansari to Abid Mushtaq, 1 wide

loose down leg, twist in the tail?

19.1
1
Ansari to Haroon Shahid, 1 run

full, played to the offside, and he limps up to the other end to get Abid on strike

No game is unexciting when Kuwait are playing

end of over 1910 runs • 1 wicket
KUW: 128/9CRR: 6.73 RRR: 22.00
Abid Mushtaq23 (18)
Haroon Shahid0 (0)
Zeeshan Maqsood 4-0-39-1
Munis Ansari 3-0-18-1
18.6
Maqsood to Abid Mushtaq, no run

slams back a full toss straight to the bowler

18.5
Maqsood to Abid Mushtaq, no run

misses with the flashing square cut

18.4
Maqsood to Abid Mushtaq, no run

full, driven to long on, disdains the run to keep the strike

18.3
4
Maqsood to Abid Mushtaq, FOUR runs

over extra cover, two bounces over the rope, top shot

18.2
6
Maqsood to Abid Mushtaq, SIX runs

smoked over midwicket, bowler has his head in his hands, but it may be too late for Kuwait

"The big question is why did Aamir Javed change his game today?", asks Bilal, "all the four games he played up to today he had a strike rate of close to 200."

18.1
W
Maqsood to Bilal Ahmed, OUT

full, in the slot, driven straight into long on's lap

Bilal Ahmed c Adnan Ilyas b Zeeshan Maqsood 1 (2b 0x4 0x6) SR: 50
end of over 185 runs • 1 wicket
KUW: 118/8CRR: 6.55 RRR: 16.00
Bilal Ahmed1 (1)
Abid Mushtaq13 (13)
Munis Ansari 3-0-18-1
Zeeshan Maqsood 3-0-29-0
17.6
1
Ansari to Bilal Ahmed, 1 run

not risking two after that drive to midwicket

19 balls since Kuwait's last boundary

17.5
W
Ansari to Yasar Idrees, 1 run, OUT

full, driven hard to long on, the throw to the 'keeper is a good one and beats the dive

Yasar Idrees run out (Aamir Kaleem) 13 (12b 1x4 0x6) SR: 108.33

"Kuwait need boundaries from these two guys," says Bilal

17.4
1
Ansari to Abid Mushtaq, 1 run

hit hard but not hard enough to beat long on

17.3
1
Ansari to Yasar Idrees, 1 run

full, on middle, driven straight, but not timed optimally

17.2
Ansari to Yasar Idrees, no run

goes for a big pull outside off, misses

17.1
1
Ansari to Abid Mushtaq, 1 run

full, driven on the bounce to wide long on

Munis and slingy pace back on from the Clubhouse End

end of over 176 runs
KUW: 113/7CRR: 6.64 RRR: 12.33
Abid Mushtaq11 (11)
Yasar Idrees11 (9)
Zeeshan Maqsood 3-0-29-0
Rajeshkumar Ranpura 4-0-28-2
16.6
1
Maqsood to Abid Mushtaq, 1 run

full, on leg, driven just past his partner's right to long on

 
Kuwait Innings
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ACC Twenty20 Cup
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OMA54181.815
KUW54181.125
Saudi53260.163
SGP52340.550
MAL5234-0.183
Mald5050-3.288