result
2nd T20I, Dubai (DSC), Dec 16 2016, Afghanistan tour of United Arab Emirates
(19.4/20 ov, target 180)183/5
Afghanistan won by 5 wickets (with 2 balls remaining)
Player Of The Match
55* (24)
najibullah-zadran
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Najibullah heroics helps Afghanistan clinch series

Najibullah Zadran's unbeaten 55 helped Afghanistan overcome a wobble and secure a final-over win that gave them an unassailable 2-0 lead in the three-match series

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Scorecard summary
United Arab Emirates179/4(20 overs)
Afghanistan183/5(19.4 overs)
19.4
4
Mustafa to Zadran, FOUR runs

quicker ball, batsman lofts it over mid-off for a boundary

19.3
Mustafa to Zadran, no run

full ball, batsman drives it but to the cover fielder

19.2
2
Mustafa to Zadran, 2 runs

short pitched ball, batsman lofts it over the bowler for a couple and reaches his fifty

19.1
1
Mustafa to M Nabi, 1 run

tossed up, batsman drives it down to long-on for a run

end of over 199 runs
AFG: 176/5CRR: 9.26 RRR: 4.00
Najibullah Zadran49 (21)
Mohammad Nabi12 (12)
Mohammad Naveed 4-0-25-0
Mohammad Shahzad 4-0-43-1
18.6
2
Naveed to Zadran, 2 runs

outside off, batsman cuts it past point to for a couple

18.5
2
Naveed to Zadran, 2 runs

full on leg, batsman drives it to mid-wicket, looking for a couple and gets it with ease

18.4
4
Naveed to Zadran, FOUR runs

short outside off, batsman makes room and cuts it but gets a egde between keeper and short thirdman for a boundary

18.3
Naveed to Zadran, no run

short ball, batsman makes room to cut it over point but gets beaten again

18.2
Naveed to Zadran, no run

outside off, looks to cute it past the short third man but gets beaten

18.1
1
Naveed to M Nabi, 1 run

onto the backfoot and pushes it to cover for a run

end of over 1819 runs
AFG: 167/5CRR: 9.27 RRR: 6.50
Najibullah Zadran41 (16)
Mohammad Nabi11 (11)
Mohammad Shahzad 4-0-43-1
Atif Ali Khan 4-0-43-0
17.6
6
Shahzad to Zadran, SIX runs

full ball, batsman slogs it over long-off for another six in the over

17.5
4
Shahzad to Zadran, FOUR runs

short outside off, batsman lofts it over cover towards the boundary, fielder comes across and dives but couldn't hold onto it

17.4
6
Shahzad to Zadran, SIX runs

short ball, batsman moves away and hooks it over square leg for a six

17.3
Shahzad to Zadran, no run

onto the backfoot, looks to nudge it to leg but gets it back to the bowler

17.2
1
Shahzad to M Nabi, 1 run

short ball, batsman pulls it away for a run at square leg

17.1
2
Shahzad to M Nabi, 2 runs

outside off, batsman punches it into covers for a couple

end of over 178 runs
AFG: 148/5CRR: 8.70 RRR: 10.66
Najibullah Zadran25 (12)
Mohammad Nabi8 (9)
Atif Ali Khan 4-0-43-0
Mohammad Shahzad 3-0-24-1
16.6
2
Atif Ali Khan to Zadran, 2 runs

onto the backfoot and pulls it away to sqaure leg for a couple

16.5
1
Atif Ali Khan to M Nabi, 1 run

onto the backfoot and plays it away to on-side for a run

16.4
1
Atif Ali Khan to Zadran, 1 run

onto the backfoot and pushed to deep point for a run

16.3
2
Atif Ali Khan to Zadran, 2 runs

outside off, batsman goes for a big-shot but lofts it high in the air and it falls safe

Match details
Dubai International Cricket Stadium
TossUnited Arab Emirates, elected to bat first
SeriesAfghanistan tour of United Arab Emirates
Season2016/17
Player Of The Match
Najibullah Zadran
Najibullah Zadran
Series resultAfghanistan led the 3-match series 2-0
Match numberT20I no. 572
Match days16 December 2016 - day (20-over match)
T20I debut
Atif Ali Khan
Atif Ali Khan
Hazratullah Zazai
Hazratullah Zazai
T20 debut
Atif Ali Khan
Atif Ali Khan
Hazratullah Zazai
Hazratullah Zazai
Umpires
Afghanistan Image
Ahmed Shah Durrani
U.A.E. Image
Akbar Ali
Reserve Umpire
U.A.E. Image
Sachin Solanki
Match Referee
Sri Lanka Image
Graeme Labrooy