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56th Match, Sharjah, Oct 4 2013, ICC World Cricket League Championship
(20.5/50 ov, target 94)96/3
Afghanistan won by 7 wickets (with 175 balls remaining)
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Afghanistan secure World Cup berth

Afghanistan secured their passage to Australia and New Zealand in 2015 by beating Kenya comprehensively for the second time in succession in Sharjah

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Scorecard summary
Kenya93/10(43.3 overs)
Morris Ouma39 (61)
Rakep Patel18 (49)
Amir Hamza3/19(10)
Mohammad Nabi2/10(8.3)
Afghanistan96/3(20.5 overs)
20.5
4
S Ngoche to M Nabi, FOUR runs

flighted ball. Nabi smashes the ball down to midwicket, what a historic day for the cricket in Afghanistan, They qualify for the 2015 World Cup and UAE's hopes of a direct qualification finally crash, Well done Afghanistan!!

20.4
2
S Ngoche to M Nabi, 2 runs

Nabi comes down the track, inside edge to midwicket

20.3
6
S Ngoche to M Nabi, SIX runs

loopy ball, too much of air, nabi waits and clears the fence on to the busy street of Sharjah, MASSIVE BLOW!!!

20.2
S Ngoche to M Nabi, no run

slightly short, pulled back to ngoche

20.1
1
S Ngoche to Hashmatullah, 1 run

low full toss, slog sweep to midwicket

end of over 2012 runs
AFG: 83/3CRR: 4.15 RRR: 0.36
Mohammad Nabi34 (38)
Hashmatullah Shahidi12 (18)
Hiren Varaiya 7-0-36-0
Shem Ngoche 4-0-17-2
19.6
Varaiya to M Nabi, no run

forward defense

19.5
2
Varaiya to M Nabi, 2 runs

slightly short, steered off the hips to midwicket

19.4
Varaiya to M Nabi, no run

forward defense

19.3
Varaiya to M Nabi, no run

driven to covers

19.2
6
Varaiya to M Nabi, SIX runs

flighted ball, hammered over long-on, great hit

19.1
4
Varaiya to M Nabi, FOUR runs

slightly short, Nabi hangs back, gets a thick inside edge to thirdman!

end of over 196 runs
AFG: 71/3CRR: 3.73 RRR: 0.74
Mohammad Nabi22 (32)
Hashmatullah Shahidi12 (18)
Shem Ngoche 4-0-17-2
Hiren Varaiya 6-0-24-0
18.6
1
S Ngoche to M Nabi, 1 run

driven to covers, Afghans edging closer to the milestone!

18.5
2
S Ngoche to M Nabi, 2 runs

tossed up ball, Nabi slogs it over the circle, gets a top edge to long-off Nehemia coming under DROPS it!!

18.4
S Ngoche to M Nabi, no run

flighted ball, nabi comes down the track, inside edge to midwicket

18.3
1
S Ngoche to Hashmatullah, 1 run

loopy ball, down leg stump, steered to fine-leg

18.2
1
S Ngoche to M Nabi, 1 run

short and quick, backfoot punch to mid-on

18.1
1
S Ngoche to Hashmatullah, 1 run

short of good length, punched down the ground to long-on

end of over 188 runs
AFG: 65/3CRR: 3.61 RRR: 0.90
Mohammad Nabi18 (28)
Hashmatullah Shahidi10 (16)
Hiren Varaiya 6-0-24-0
Shem Ngoche 3-0-11-2
17.6
Varaiya to M Nabi, no run

forward defense, beaten

17.5
4
Varaiya to M Nabi, FOUR runs

fullish length, Nabi waits for it and smashes it through covers, ball races like a tracer bullet!!

17.4
Varaiya to M Nabi, no run

good length ball, Nabi rocks back and cuts it to covers

Match details
Sharjah Cricket Stadium
TossAfghanistan, elected to field first
SeriesICC World Cricket League ChampionshipAfghanistan tour of United Arab Emirates
Season2013/14
Match numberODI no. 3418
Hours of play (local time)10.00 start, First Session 10.00-13.30, Interval 13.30-14.15, Second Session 14.15-17.45
Match days4 October 2013 - day (50-over match)
ODI debut
Gurdeep Singh
Gurdeep Singh
List A debut
Gurdeep Singh
Gurdeep Singh
Umpires
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Buddhi Pradhan
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Ruchira Palliyaguruge
Match Referee
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Graeme Labrooy
PointsAfghanistan 2, Kenya 0