Group A, Singapore, Aug 22 2013, Asian Cricket Council Emerging Teams Cup
(50 ov, target 185)156/9
Afghanistan won by 28 runs
Player Of The Match
43* (44)
end of over 5012 runs • 1 wicket
IND23: 156/9CRR: 3.12 
Sandeep Warrier0 (1)
Jasprit Bumrah1 (2)
Mohammad Nabi 10-1-32-3
Izatullah Dawlatzai 9-2-18-1

Afghanistan pull off a notable victory against an India U-23 side packed with IPL and Ranji Trophy players. A Pyrrhic victory of sorts though, India U-23 scored enough runs in defeat to claim that second place in Group A above Afghanistan. Those four byes off the last ball made a difference! India just pip Pakistan to top the table. Afghanistan's consolation is that they outplayed India U-23 and gave Pakistan U-23 an almighty scare too. On such fine margins is the game played, and the margin between the leading Associates and the Test-playing countries is reducing by what he have seen so far in the Asian Cricket Council Emerging Teams Cup.

Samiullah Shenwari of Afghanistan is given Man of the Match by ACC Match Referee Aminul Islam, for his innings-building 43* at the end of the Afghan innings though Mirwais Ashraf ran him mighty close in the reckoning too. Thanks for being us, tomorrow's semi-finals are India U-23 v UAE and Pakistan U-23 v Sri Lanka U-23.

M Nabi to Sandeep, 4 byes

down to third man

M Nabi to Bawne, OUT

holes out! Straight down midwicket's throat

Ankit Bawne c Gulbadin Naib b Mohammad Nabi 39 (93m 67b 1x4 2x6) SR: 58.2
M Nabi to Bawne, no run

driven through the off-side infield, again spurns the run, wants the strike to try and get his team to 160 and a place at the top of the table on Run-Rate

M Nabi to Bawne, SIX runs

swung over backward square for a maximum!

M Nabi to Bawne, 2 runs

goes big, one bounce to midwicket

M Nabi to Bawne, no run

driven backward of square, doesn't want the run, wants to stay on strike

end of over 497 runs • 1 wicket
IND23: 144/8CRR: 2.93 RRR: 41.00
Jasprit Bumrah1 (2)
Ankit Bawne31 (62)
Izatullah Dawlatzai 9-2-18-1
Mohammad Nabi 9-1-24-2
Izat to Bumrah, no run

full, and forward to negotiate

Izat to Bawne, 1 run

short, swatted away to square leg

Izat to Bumrah, 1 run

in the blockhole, pushed out to the leg side

Izat to Sandeep, OUT

on a length, skids through misses with the heave to leg, would have been taking leg

Sandeep Sharma lbw b Izatullah Dawlatzai 13 (24m 26b 1x4 0x6) SR: 50
Izat to Bawne, 1 run

short, climbs up, gloved down fine

Izat to Bawne, FOUR runs

steps down the wicket to a back of a length delivery and slashes with a flat-bat over cover