result
Group B, Lalitpur, Mar 31 2013, Asian Cricket Council Twenty20 Cup
(19.1/20 ov, target 134)136/6
Afghanistan won by 4 wickets (with 5 balls remaining)
Player Of The Match
3/18
samiullah-shinwari

(United Kingdom) Aritra Dutta: "Afghanistan are the Pakistan of the tournament. Never make lives easy for themselves, but always give themselves a chance of winning." Could say the same about Kuwait too!

Afghanistan's match from the 10th over of the Kuwait innings, Man of the Match Sami Shenwari's 3-18 helping to peg them back from 81 for 3 to have them all out for 133 and then just knocked the ball around to get close to the target as Kuwait kept plugging away, before they decided to unleash the big shots. So it's Afghanistan and Nepal who are now through to the ACC Twenty20 Cup semi-finals on Tuesday. We look forward to welcoming you back then.

19.1
4
Saad Khalid to Samiullah Shinwari, FOUR runs

in the slot and driven to the sightscreen

Saad Khalid back on, just a little too late to do anything

end of over 1914 runs
AFG: 132/6CRR: 6.94 RRR: 2.00
Shafiqullah15 (7)
Samiullah Shinwari4 (5)
Sibtain Raza 3-0-25-1
Azmatullah Nazeer 4-0-24-2
18.6
4
Sibtain Raza to Shafiq, FOUR runs

top-edged sweep, goes high over the 'keeper's left shoulder

18.5
Sibtain Raza to Shafiq, no run
18.4
4
Sibtain Raza to Shafiq, FOUR runs

swung round to square leg, fielder running round doesn't put the dive in, catchable, lands a foot inside the rope

18.3
Sibtain Raza to Shafiq, no run
18.2
Sibtain Raza to Shafiq, no run
18.1
6
Sibtain Raza to Shafiq, SIX runs

Pitched up in the slot and hammered out of the ground.

Ananta from Nepal: "Kuwait is putting the Big Afgan under real pressure..this will go down to wiree...I am loving it!!"

end of over 185 runs • 1 wicket
AFG: 118/6CRR: 6.55 RRR: 8.00
Samiullah Shinwari4 (5)
Shafiqullah1 (1)
Azmatullah Nazeer 4-0-24-2
Sibtain Raza 2-0-11-1

Those three extra runs because of the wide....

17.6
2
Azmatullah Nazeer to Samiullah Shinwari, 2 runs

good running for two, fielding's where Kuwait are weak

17.6
1w
Azmatullah Nazeer to Samiullah Shinwari, 1 wide

Pretty soon Afghanistan are going to have to start taking risks.

17.5
Azmatullah Nazeer to Samiullah Shinwari, no run
17.4
1
Azmatullah Nazeer to Shafiq, 1 run

"Interestinger and interestinger": hussain from Kuwait: "Want to see kuwait playing in World Cup" If this continues hussain, you just might

17.3
W
Azmatullah Nazeer to Zadran, OUT

down the wicket , ball dropped short, batsman misses, ball doesn't

Najibullah Zadran b Azmatullah Nazeer 26 (30m 26b 4x4 0x6) SR: 100
17.2
1
Azmatullah Nazeer to Samiullah Shinwari, 1 run

full-pitched, driven to long on, no chance of a second

17.1
Azmatullah Nazeer to Samiullah Shinwari, no run

beaten outside off! Good delivery

end of over 174 runs • 1 wicket
AFG: 113/5CRR: 6.64 RRR: 7.00
Najibullah Zadran26 (25)
Samiullah Shinwari1 (1)
Sibtain Raza 2-0-11-1
Ali Shahzad 4-0-23-1
16.6
Sibtain Raza to Zadran, no run

climbs off a length, defended

16.5
1
Sibtain Raza to Samiullah Shinwari, 1 run

squirted to the leg-side

Kuwait: never a dull match when they're around

16.4
W
Sibtain Raza to M Nabi, OUT

goes back to flick it round, misses and that was hitting leg!

Mohammad Nabi lbw b Sibtain Raza 0 (2m 1b 0x4 0x6) SR: 0
16.3
1
Sibtain Raza to Zadran, 1 run
16.2
Sibtain Raza to Zadran, no run

particularly skittish today in his running, sent back by Nabi

16.1
2
Sibtain Raza to Zadran, 2 runs

cover-driven