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43rd Match, Super Eight, Benoni, Apr 15 2009, ICC World Cup Qualifiers
(47.1/50 ov, target 280)237
Afghanistan won by 42 runs
Player Of The Match
92 (101) & 2/44
karim-sadiq
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• The Bulletin by Will Luke in Benoni

Scotland's status hangs by a thread

Afghanistan held their own against one of the pre-tournament favourites, Scotland, in a tense and impressive 42-run win in Benoni, successfully defending 280

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Scorecard summary
Afghanistan279/10(50 overs)
Karim Sadiq92 (101)
Craig Wright2/41(10)
Dewald Nel2/52(10)
Scotland237/10(47.1 overs)

Thats a very good win for Afghanistan who now has a good chance of finishing in the top 6 and gaining ODI status

A win by 42 runs, and a Man of the Match award to Karim Khan

47.1
W
Shapoor to Blain, OUT

you miss I hit as Blain misses the drive to see his wickets re-arranged

John Blain b Shapoor Zadran 5 (3b 1x4 0x6) SR: 166.66
end of over 476 runs • 1 wicket
SCOT: 237/9CRR: 5.04 RRR: 14.33
Dewald Nel0 (1)
John Blain5 (2)
Hamid Hassan 9-1-45-2
46.6
Hamid to Nel, no run

full and straight, plays down the wrong line, shaves the off stump

46.5
W
Hamid to Poonia, OUT

full leg stump ball, swings away, edges into the leg stump

Navdeep Poonia b Hamid Hassan 17 (31m 15b 1x4 0x6) SR: 113.33
46.4
1
Hamid to Blain, 1 run

yorker dug out to backward point

46.3
4
Hamid to Blain, FOUR runs

drives, regulation edge, where is the slip, races away inside third man

46.2
1
Hamid to Poonia, 1 run

outside off, another thick edge, this time squirts along the ground towards deep backward point

46.1
Hamid to Poonia, no run
end of over 468 runs • 2 wickets
SCOT: 231/8CRR: 5.02 RRR: 12.25
Navdeep Poonia16 (12)
Shapoor Zadran 9-2-36-2
45.6
W
Shapoor to Wright, OUT

outside off, drives firmly at that, thick edge sails away to the deep backward point

Craig Wright c Samiullah Shinwari b Shapoor Zadran 0 (1m 1b 0x4 0x6) SR: 0
45.5
W
Shapoor to Poonia, OUT

pushes to the on side, off the pad to the on side, quick run taken, keeper gathers and gets the direct hit

Colin Smith run out (†Mohammad Shahzad) 11 (14m 9b 0x4 0x6) SR: 122.22
45.4
4
Shapoor to Poonia, FOUR runs

lofts that over the wide midwicket, long on tries to get there, saves it on the dive, but his foot was over the rope

45.3
1lb
Shapoor to Smith, 1 leg bye

leg side ball, clip of the pad saves the wide as the keeper dives down the leg side to take

45.2
2
Shapoor to Smith, 2 runs

drives straight down the ground, long on with a one-handed gather can not stop the second

45.1
1
Shapoor to Poonia, 1 run

full into the legs, clips it straight at a wide midwicket who this time fields cleanly going down on the knee

end of over 457 runs
SCOT: 223/6CRR: 4.95 RRR: 11.40
Colin Smith9 (7)
Navdeep Poonia11 (9)
Hamid Hassan 8-1-39-1
44.6
Hamid to Smith, no run

outside off, full swing of the bat on the front foot, beaten

44.5
1
Hamid to Poonia, 1 run

drives to the long on

44.4
3
Hamid to Smith, 3 runs

outside off, thats a big drive, thick edge over the backward point who jumps, falls and then has to chase

run rate gets over 11 now

44.3
1
Hamid to Poonia, 1 run

full leg stump ball, driven down the ground to long on, they look for two but it is not there

44.2
1
Hamid to Smith, 1 run

full off stump ball crashed at cover

44.1
1
Hamid to Poonia, 1 run

outside off, chops to the off, hit and run now as deep gully gathers

end of over 448 runs
SCOT: 216/6CRR: 4.90 RRR: 10.66
Colin Smith5 (4)
Navdeep Poonia8 (6)
Shapoor Zadran 8-2-29-1
43.6
2
Shapoor to Smith, 2 runs

overpitched yorker is dug out towards long on, wide mid-on dives and deflects that to the left of long on coming in

Match details
Willowmoore Park, Benoni
TossScotland, elected to field first
SeriesICC World Cup Qualifiers
Season2009
Player Of The Match
Karim Sadiq
Karim Sadiq
Match numberICCTROPHY no. 503
Hours of play (local time)09.30 start, First Session 09.30-13.00 Interval 13.00-13.45, Second Session 13.45-17.15
Match days15 April 2009 - day (50-over match)
Umpires
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Ian Howell
Germany Image
Paul Baldwin
Reserve Umpire
Nepal Image
Buddhi Pradhan
Match Referee
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Roshan Mahanama
PointsAfghanistan 2, Scotland 0