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3rd Match, Group A (N), Colombo (RPS), September 19, 2012, ICC World Twenty20
(19.3/20 ov, T:160) 136

India won by 23 runs

Player Of The Match
50 (39)
India Innings
Afghanistan Innings
Match Flow
India  (20 ovs maximum)
b Shapoor Zadran1081410125.00
c †Mohammad Shahzad b Shapoor Zadran810251080.00
c Mohammad Nabi b Dawlat Zadran50396042128.20
c Shapoor Zadran b Karim Sadiq1820260190.00
b Mohammad Nabi38334260115.15
not out 1892121200.00
not out 11200100.00
Extras(lb 2, w 14)16
TOTAL20 Ov (RR: 7.95)159/5
Fall of wickets: 1-15 (Gautam Gambhir, 2.1 ov), 2-22 (Virender Sehwag, 4.1 ov), 3-68 (Yuvraj Singh, 10.1 ov), 4-114 (Virat Kohli, 15.4 ov), 5-148 (Suresh Raina, 19.2 ov)
2.1 to G Gambhir, Gambhir's played on here, Shapoor has struck, in recent times Gambhir's problems have been generally been with the outside edge, this time it is the inside edge as he pokes at the ball, middle stump is reclining on the ground, it was a short of length ball just outside off, Gambhir's feet doesn't move much as he plays that weak prod. 15/1
4.1 to V Sehwag, wicket number two for Shapoor, India's openers worrying form continues, this was just outside off, Sehwag wafts and gets a thin edge through to the keeper, Sehwag waits on the back foot, doesn't move his feet at all as he opens the face a touch to try work the ball to the off side. 22/2
15.4 to V Kohli, Afghanistan have held on to the the catch this time! Kohli looks to launch that one over long-off, seemed to have hit it quite well, but it doesn't have the legs, long-off latches on to it, it's Nabi who take a terrific overhead catch, and immediately signals to the crowd in celebration, huge wicket that, it was a. 114/4
10.1 to Yuvraj Singh, Yuvraj falls, he chops a ball outside off to short third man, some glimpses of the old Yuvraj in that innings, but it ends at 18, he looked to power that one, but he slices it through to the fielder. 68/3
19.2 to SK Raina, not a bad comeback though, Nabi has Raina bowled, Raina was charging down looking for the big hit, he misses and that crashes into off stump. 148/5
Afghanistan  (T: 160 runs from 20 ovs)
c Yuvraj Singh b Balaji18161830112.50
lbw b Yuvraj Singh22183511122.22
c Gambhir b Yuvraj Singh26263030100.00
c †Dhoni b Yuvraj Singh69150066.66
c Sharma b Ashwin31172322182.35
c & b Ashwin1240050.00
lbw b Pathan89110188.88
c Raina b Balaji514230035.71
run out (†Dhoni/Balaji)52710250.00
b Balaji85920160.00
not out 00200-
Extras(lb 2, nb 1, w 3)6
TOTAL19.3 Ov (RR: 6.97)136
Fall of wickets: 1-26 (Mohammad Shahzad, 3.5 ov), 2-52 (Nawroz Mangal, 7.1 ov), 3-75 (Karim Sadiq, 11.2 ov), 4-75 (Asghar Afghan, 11.3 ov), 5-76 (Samiullah Shinwari, 12.1 ov), 6-100 (Shafiqullah, 14.6 ov), 7-119 (Mohammad Nabi, 16.5 ov), 8-125 (Najibullah Zadran, 17.4 ov), 9-136 (Gulbadin Naib, 19.2 ov), 10-136 (Dawlat Zadran, 19.3 ov)
14.6 to Shafiqullah, that looked like a huge inside-edge there, a short of length ball on off and middle, the batsman was looking to work it to the leg side, struck on the pads but it sounded like an inside edge there, Rauf thinks there is not bat involved and lifts the finger. 100/6
3.5 to Mohammad Shahzad, the Mohammad Shahzad show is over, he was swinging at everything, this time he doesn't connect properly, an edge loops towards mid-on, Yuvraj is waiting for that, Afghanistan lose their first wicket. 26/1
19.2 to Gulbadin Naib, nine down now for Afghanistan, Naib tries to send the ball into orbit, sends it only as far as Raina at mid-off, it was a short ball from Balaji again. 136/9
19.3 to Dawlat Zadran, game over, Balaji finishes it off with a yorker, Afghanistan lose but they have not been disgraced, the first match of the tournament which wasn't completely one-sided. 136/10
7.1 to Nawroz Mangal, strikes first ball! a straight length delivery heading for leg, Mangal misses and he is struck in front, Taufel thinks about it for a bit before raising the finger, Afghanistan have lost their captain, can they maintain their momentum?. 52/2
11.2 to Karim Sadiq, Yuvraj gets his second, Karim Sadiq is gone, he went for the heave to midwicket, a top edge and the ball swirls to Gambhir at deep midwicket, Gambhir settles under it and collects it calmly. 75/3
11.3 to Asghar Stanikzai, and another one for Yuvraj, who may not have set the stage alight with the bat but he has got his third with the ball, gets this one to spin away after drifting in, a thin outside edge and Dhoni doesn't make another mistake, two new batsmen at the crease. 75/4
12.1 to Samiullah Shinwari, Afghanistan falling apart here, Shenwari chips it back to Ashwin, and that's the third wicket in six deliveries, they are now 76 for 5, it was a length ball on middle stump, nothing dangerous about it, but that was tamely pushed back. 76/5
16.5 to Mohammad Nabi, Ashwin has got the dangerman, he pauses an eternity before delivering, waiting to see what the batsman will do, Nabi charges out to meet the delivery, looks to hammer it but edges it, loops towards mid-off where Rohit awaits. 119/7
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  • India innings
  • Powerplay: Overs 0.1 - 6.0 (Mandatory - 34 runs, 2 wickets)
  • India: 50 runs in 7.5 overs (47 balls), Extras 3
  • India: 100 runs in 13.5 overs (83 balls), Extras 7
  • Karim Sadiq kept wicket in place of Mohammad Shahzad from 13.3
  • V Kohli: 50 off 38 balls (4 x 4, 2 x 6)
  • India: 150 runs in 19.5 overs (119 balls), Extras 16
  • Innings Break: India - 159/5 in 20.0 overs (MS Dhoni 18, RG Sharma 1)
  • Afghanistan innings
  • Powerplay: Overs 0.1 - 6.0 (Mandatory - 42 runs, 1 wicket)
  • Afghanistan: 50 runs in 6.4 overs (40 balls), Extras 1
  • Afghanistan: 100 runs in 14.5 overs (89 balls), Extras 4
R Premadasa Stadium, Colombo
TossAfghanistan, elected to field first
Player Of The Match
Match numberT20I no. 265
Hours of play (local time)19.30 start, First Session 19.30-20.50, Interval 20.50-21.10, Second Session 21.10-22.30
Match days19 September 2012 - night (20-over match)
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PointsIndia 2, Afghanistan 0
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