result
Group B, Kirtipur, Mar 30 2013, Asian Cricket Council Twenty20 Cup
(19.2/20 ov, target 144)146/4
U.A.E. won by 6 wickets (with 4 balls remaining)
Player Of The Match
3/9
amjad-javed

A gripping match, Afghanistan wrestling back from 17 for 5 in the seventh over after Amjad Javed and Shadeep Silva wreaked havoc. Thanks to a 107-run partnership off 68 balls thanks to Nabi and Shafiqullah, Afghanistan posted 143 but that was always going to be hard to defend on this batting track. And losing Shapoor Zadran and having Nabi incapacitated and bowling poorly wasn't likely to lead them to victory. UAE did it in singles for much of the time, and they continue their recent fine record against Afghanistan with a six-wicket victory today. UAE paceman Amjad Javed's a worthy Man of the Match.

Thanks for being with us, we'll be back with commentary from the Nepal v Malaysia game in 45 minutes, for which the crowd here at Tribhuvan University already numbers 3000.

19.2
6
Gulbadin to Mohammad Azam, SIX runs

what a way to end it! Pitched up, on leg stump and flicked high over square leg. Azam's arms aloft as soon as ball left the bat

19.1
1
Gulbadin to Patil, 1 run

back of a length outside off, backward point fields

end of over 196 runs
UAE: 139/4CRR: 7.31 RRR: 5.00
Swapnil Patil33 (31)
Mohammad Azam5 (7)
Aftab Alam 4-0-27-1
Gulbadin Naib 2-0-12-0

UAE have made it a little more interesting than they needed to! Much debate as to who bowls the last. UAE batsman Swapnil receiving treatment for cramp. He's well set and won't want to hobble off now.

18.6
1lb
Aftab Alam to Patil, 1 leg bye

almost gets through with the yorker, Swapni overbalances but it was missing leg says Umpire Subedi

18.5
1
Aftab Alam to Mohammad Azam, 1 run

flashes hard on one knee outside off, third man's there

18.4
1
Aftab Alam to Patil, 1 run

another push and run through the off side

18.3
1
Aftab Alam to Mohammad Azam, 1 run

Nabi setting his field very carefully after every ball for the left- and right-handers

18.2
1
Aftab Alam to Patil, 1 run
18.1
1
Aftab Alam to Mohammad Azam, 1 run
end of over 187 runs
UAE: 133/4CRR: 7.38 RRR: 5.50
Mohammad Azam2 (4)
Swapnil Patil31 (28)
Gulbadin Naib 2-0-12-0
Aftab Alam 3-0-22-1

It's going to go to the last over

17.6
1
Gulbadin to Mohammad Azam, 1 run
17.5
1
Gulbadin to Patil, 1 run
17.4
4
Gulbadin to Patil, FOUR runs

UAE pressure valve released! Short, down leg and swung round to fine leg, Afghanistan have given away close to 100 runs to short deliveries today.

17.3
1
Gulbadin to Mohammad Azam, 1 run

driven to mid-on, scampers through

17.2
Gulbadin to Mohammad Azam, no run
17.1
Gulbadin to Mohammad Azam, no run
end of over 178 runs • 1 wicket
UAE: 126/4CRR: 7.41 RRR: 6.00
Swapnil Patil26 (26)
Aftab Alam 3-0-22-1
Mohammad Nabi 4-0-24-0

Still a run a ball needed and Afghanistan not out of it yet

16.6
W
Aftab Alam to Mustafa, OUT

flicked off his legs and its a swirler, midwicket runs in and keeps his eye on the ball well

Rohan Mustafa c sub (Mohammad Nasim) b Aftab Alam 28 (40m 31b 3x4 0x6) SR: 90.32
16.5
2
Aftab Alam to Mustafa, 2 runs

comedy of errors, run-out chance 1: Nabi fields the throw to the bowler's end backing-up. Wrings his hand in pain and drops the ball, they run another and Nabi picks up and shies and the batsman's just home for another!

16.4
4
Aftab Alam to Mustafa, FOUR runs

flicked over the shoulder to fine leg's wide open spaces

16.3
Aftab Alam to Mustafa, no run

Aftab coming good now, found his rhythm, hitting the deck hard. But it may be too late

16.2
1lb
Aftab Alam to Patil, 1 leg bye
16.1
1
Aftab Alam to Mustafa, 1 run