result
Sharjah, Feb 20 - 23 2010, ICC Intercontinental Cup
566 & 191/4d
(target 494)264 & 494/4
Afghanistan won by 6 wickets
Player Of The Match
23 & 214*
mohammad-shahzad
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Afghanistan chase down 494 with Shahzad double

There is no challenge too daunting for Afghanistan cricket at the moment. Riding on the momentum that won the World Twenty20 Qualifier they pulled off a sensational chase of 494 to beat Canada in the Intercontinental Cup

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Scorecard summary
Canada566/10(151.5 overs)1st INNINGS
Sunil Dhaniram130 (189)
Ashish Bagai93 (144)
Afghanistan264/10(79 overs)1st INNINGS
Nitish Kumar3/58(13)
Umar Bhatti2/61(15.5)
Canada191/4(40 overs)2nd INNINGS
Afghanistan494/4(106.4 overs)2nd INNINGS
106.4
4
Kumar to Asghar, FOUR runs

hangs back, cuts it to extra cover, no fielder there, Asghar finishes in style, Unbelievable win for Afghanistan, Create history at the Sharjah Cricket Association Ground.

106.3
Kumar to Asghar, no run
106.2
Kumar to Asghar, no run

driven straight to Nitesh, misfields, batsmen run one.

106.1
1
Kumar to Shahzad, 1 run

cover driven to extra cover.

end of over 1064 runs
AFG: 489/4CRR: 4.61 
Asghar Afghan18 (14)
Mohammad Shahzad214 (257)
Hiral Patel 8-1-47-1
105.6
Patel to Asghar, no run

forward defence, tried a lofted shot, in two minds there.

105.5
1
Patel to Shahzad, 1 run

inside out off drive towards long off, singles coming easy for Afghan's.

105.4
1
Patel to Asghar, 1 run

low full toss, miss timed on drive to long on.

105.3
Patel to Asghar, no run

tossed up, played down, with a defnece.

105.3
1w
Patel to Asghar, 1 wide

outside leg, misses a paddle sweep.

105.2
Patel to Asghar, no run

misses a lofted shot, nearly got out there.

105.1
1
Patel to Shahzad, 1 run

down the pitch again, lofted off drive to long off.

end of over 1055 runs
AFG: 485/4CRR: 4.61 
Mohammad Shahzad212 (255)
Asghar Afghan17 (10)
Nitish Kumar 8-1-38-0
104.6
1
Kumar to Shahzad, 1 run

down the ground, on drive, Batsmen take it easy as the edge closer to Victory.

104.5
1
Kumar to Asghar, 1 run

back foot on drive to long on.

104.4
1
Kumar to Shahzad, 1 run

inside out cover drive to the extra cover sweeper.

104.3
Kumar to Shahzad, no run

flighted ball, late cuts it to thirdman.

104.2
1
Kumar to Asghar, 1 run

hangs back, cuts it to covers, runs quick.

104.1
1
Kumar to Shahzad, 1 run

driven to long on.

end of over 1047 runs
AFG: 480/4CRR: 4.61 
Asghar Afghan15 (8)
Mohammad Shahzad209 (251)
Hiral Patel 7-1-43-1
103.6
Patel to Asghar, no run

leg glance down to fine leg.

103.5
Patel to Asghar, no run

driven back to patel.

103.4
Patel to Asghar, no run

forward defence.

Match details
Sharjah Cricket Association Stadium
TossCanada, elected to bat first
SeriesICC Intercontinental CupAfghanistan tour of United Arab Emirates
Season2009/10
Player Of The Match
Mohammad Shahzad
Mohammad Shahzad
Hours of play (local time)10.00 start, Lunch 12.00-12.40, Tea 14.40-15.00, Close 17.00
Match days20,21,22,23 February 2010 - day (4-day match)
FC debut
Hiral Patel
Hiral Patel
Ramesh David
Ramesh David
Umpires
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Ahsan Raza
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Richard Illingworth
Reserve Umpire
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Iftikhar Ali
Match Referee
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Ishtiaq Ahmed
PointsAfghanistan 14, Canada 6
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