Group A, Singapore, Aug 19 2013, Asian Cricket Council Emerging Teams Cup
(48.4/50 ov)143/8
Pak U-23s won by 2 wickets (with 8 balls remaining)
player of the match
Umar Waheed
Pakistan Under-23s

"We should have won by seven wickets," says Pakistan's coach Mansoor Rana but it's been another ripper of a match here at the ACC Emerging Teams Cup, Pakistan U-23 just pipping Afghanistan. A game of bowlers, Pakistan's first Bhatti and Adil with the new ball, then Raza Hasan in particular with his left-arm spin. Four stumpings by Rizwan of quality. Hashmatullah Shaidi on debut made a battling 52*, though Afghanistan in the end only had 142 to defend. But defend it how they did! Nabi and Hamid led from the front, with four wickets for 44, ably backed up by the rest of their team who all chipped in. Pakistan squeezed home, just.

ACC Match Referee Aminul Islam chooses Pakistan's Umar Waheed as Man of the Match.

Izat to Ehsan Adil, (no ball)

and a no-ball does it for Pakistan!

Izat to Ehsan Adil, no run

big appeal for lbw, missing

Izat to Ehsan Adil, no run

on leg, played to square leg

Izat to Rizwan, 1 run

driven to mid-on, scores are tied

Izat to Rizwan, no run

full, on off, played back to the bowler

Pakistan want two runs, Afghanistan want two wickets, two overs to go

end of over 483 runs
PAK23: 141/8CRR: 2.93 • RRR: 1.00 • Need 2 runs from 12b
Ehsan Adil1 (4)
Mohammad Rizwan6 (12)
Amir Hamza7-1-25-2
Izatullah Dawlatzai5-0-15-0
Amir Hamza to Ehsan Adil, no run

spins in, takes the toe of the bat, squeezed to leg

Amir Hamza to Rizwan, 1 run

cut away square

Amir Hamza to Ehsan Adil, 1 run

driven to long on

Amir Hamza to Ehsan Adil, no run
Amir Hamza to Rizwan, 1 run

on leg, played away to the onside gap

Amir Hamza to Rizwan, no run

full, driven back to the bowler

Five wickets in the last five overs! Five runs left

end of over 472 runs • 1 wicket
PAK23: 138/8CRR: 2.93 • RRR: 1.67 • Need 5 runs from 18b
Ehsan Adil0 (1)
Mohammad Rizwan4 (9)
Izatullah Dawlatzai5-0-15-0
Amir Hamza6-1-22-2
Izat to Ehsan Adil, no run

almost run-out twice! Firm drive, deflected off the bowler's right-hand just wide of the stumps and then mid-on can't gather cleanly with the retreating batsman struggling

Izat to Rizwan, 1 run

almost through, bowler has his head in his hands, just enough bat and pad on that incutter to survive

Izat to Rizwan, no run

full, pushed out to cover

Izat to Rizwan, no run

yorker-length, dug out

Izat to Rizwan, no run

full, glanced down leg, Hamid fields, flat throw, to the bowler and Bhatti's run out coming back for the second!

Izat to Rizwan, 1 run, OUT
Bilawal Bhatti run out (Hamid Hassan) 0 (6m 2b 0x4 0x6) SR: 0

Izatullah, fast and straight, back from the City End