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6th Match, Group A (N), Abu Dhabi, Jan 16 2017, Desert T20 Challenge
(18.5/20 ov)147/5
Afghanistan won by 5 wickets (with 7 balls remaining)
Player Of The Match
4/44
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• The Report by Peter Della Penna in Abu Dhabi

Rashid, Najibullah sparkle to down UAE

Afghanistan continued their puppet-mastery of UAE in Twenty20 cricket with a gritty five-wicket win in front of 8000 fans at Sheikh Zayed Stadium

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Scorecard summary
United Arab Emirates146/7(20 overs)
Afghanistan147/5(18.5 overs)
18.5
1
Shahzad to Zadran, 1 run

fuller ball, smashed back past the bowler, this is the best you would ever see at this level, what a win from the jaws of UAE!! Too complacent there UAE, great end to the game!!

18.5
1w
Shahzad to Zadran, 1 wide
18.4
6
Shahzad to Zadran, SIX runs

outside off, falls on the ground!! connects, connects well!! OMG its a biggie at extra covers!! havent seen that before!!

18.3
2
Shahzad to Zadran, 2 runs

outside off, smashes to long-off, great running between, throw at the batting end, easily home

18.2
1
Shahzad to Karim Janat, 1 run

driven hard to long-on

18.2
5w
Shahzad to Karim Janat, 5 wide

down leg side, horrendous ball!! no chance by the wk, ball to the fence in a flash

18.1
4
Shahzad to Karim Janat, FOUR runs

short ball, pulls, pulls hard, massive opening on the leg side, one bounce to midwicket

end of over 1811 runs
AFG: 127/5CRR: 7.05 RRR: 10.00
Karim Janat17 (16)
Najibullah Zadran2 (2)
Zahoor Khan 2-0-21-0
Mohammad Shahzad 3-0-21-1
17.6
1
Zahoor to Karim Janat, 1 run
17.5
2
Zahoor to Karim Janat, 2 runs

incming ball, lofted, high, high in the air, 2 fielders coming in, falls safe in between!!

17.5
1w
Zahoor to Karim Janat, 1 wide

losing his line there Zahoor, trying to save a run

17.4
6
Zahoor to Karim Janat, SIX runs

outside off, not a bad ball, great blow, Rohan at long-off watches the ball sail over his head!! can they do it??

17.3
Zahoor to Karim Janat, no run
17.2
Zahoor to Karim Janat, no run

fuller ball again, great bowling by Zahoor, NO room on offer

17.1
1
Zahoor to Zadran, 1 run
end of over 176 runs • 1 wicket
AFG: 116/5CRR: 6.82 RRR: 10.33
Najibullah Zadran1 (1)
Karim Janat8 (11)
Mohammad Shahzad 3-0-21-1
Zahoor Khan 1-0-10-0
16.6
1
Shahzad to Zadran, 1 run

fuller ball, outside off, no room, driven hard to deep covers

16.5
1
Shahzad to Karim Janat, 1 run

middle stump ball, lofted to midwicket, one bounce to the fielder

16.4
W
Shahzad to Samiullah Shinwari, OUT

bowler round the stumps this time, bowls a slinger into middle stump, Smi tries a scoop, gets a top edge to the wk

Samiullah Shinwari c †Ghulam Shabber b Mohammad Shahzad 42 (44b 2x4 2x6) SR: 95.45
16.3
1lb
Shahzad to Karim Janat, 1 leg bye
16.2
2
Shahzad to Karim Janat, 2 runs

pushed to long-on, running hard, safely home, good feet that!

16.1
1
Shahzad to Samiullah Shinwari, 1 run
Match details
Sheikh Zayed Stadium, Abu Dhabi
TossAfghanistan, elected to field first
SeriesDesert T20 ChallengeAfghanistan tour of United Arab Emirates
Season2016/17
Player Of The Match
Dawlat Zadran
Dawlat Zadran
Match numberT20I no. 581
Hours of play (local time)19.00 start, First Session 19.00-20.25 Interval 20.25-20.45, Second Session 20.45-22.10
Match days16 January 2017 - night (20-over match)
T20I debut
Zahoor Khan
Zahoor Khan
Umpires
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Alex Dowdalls
Hong Kong Image
Tabarak Dar
Reserve Umpire
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Alan Neill
Match Referee
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David Jukes
PointsAfghanistan 2, United Arab Emirates 0