1st Qualifying Play-off, Dublin (Malahide), Jul 21 2015, ICC World Twenty20 Qualifier
(20 ov)162/5
Hong Kong won by 5 wickets
Player Of The Match
53 (36) & 2 catches
end of over 2016 runs • 2 wickets
HKG: 162/5CRR: 8.10 
Babar Hayat20 (9)
Aizaz Khan0 (0)
Mohammad Nabi 4-0-42-1
Dawlat Zadran 4-0-30-0

Stanikzai: "161 was a good score but they played well to win. The guys are disappointed but we will still try to qualify."

Afzal: "We played well from the first over till the end. We always believed we could chase down 162. We gave everything in this game."

Nowroz Mangal gets the Man of the Match award for his half-century. "It was tough to bat early. It is a hard loss, but we can still qualify for the World T20."

What a match to begin the playoffs. Hong Kong therefore, book themselves a spot in the World T20 and will play the semi-final of the World T20 Qualifier against Scotland. Nabi delivered two bad full tosses to Afzal which changed the match. However, Afghanistan are not yet eliminated. They will play against PNG in Qualifier 3.

M Nabi to Babar Hayat, 2 runs

Low full toss again from Nabi, but Babar manages to hit it past cover, where it is fielded at long-on but they easily come back for two. A wide throw has given Hong Kong a spot in the World T20 in India. As soon as it beat cover, they were always going to run two but Najibullah at long-off collected cleanly but returned the throw right in the middle of the pitch. Huge win for Hong Kong

Babar on strike for the last ball.

M Nabi to Tanwir Afzal, OUT

high full toss again, Afzal finds no timing and hits the upper half of his bat and hits it back to Nabi. Nabi collects it and calmly runs to the non-strikers end.

Tanwir Afzal run out (Mohammad Nabi) 0 (1b 0x4 0x6) SR: 0

Just 2 off 2 now.

M Nabi to Babar Hayat, 3 runs

Hayat comes forward and converts it into a full toss, he hits it to deep midwicket again and some magnificent running gives them three. All the pressure on Nabi now

M Nabi to Babar Hayat, 1 wide

full and wide, just a bit too wide

M Nabi to Babar Hayat, SIX runs

what has Nabi done? he bowls another poor full toss, which Hayat picks and smashes over deep midwicket

M Nabi to Babar Hayat, FOUR runs

bad full toss, poor ball from Nabi, Hayat gets a couple of steps down the track and swats it away past fine leg

M Nabi to Chapman, OUT

full and darted on leg, and Chapman picks it again and hits it well too, but deep midwicket is lurking and takes a good high-pressure catch. Match-changing ball that

Mark Chapman c Nawroz Mangal b Mohammad Nabi 40 (25b 5x4 1x6) SR: 160

Right, it has come down after 39 overs to this. 16 required for Hong Kong and Nabi will bowl it. Chapman on strike though, who has picked his shots and executed well. What can he produce now?

end of over 199 runs
HKG: 146/3CRR: 7.68 RRR: 16.00
Mark Chapman40 (24)
Babar Hayat5 (5)
Dawlat Zadran 4-0-30-0
Mohammad Nabi 3-0-26-0
Zadran to Chapman, 1 run

full yorker attempted and Chapman hits to long-on for just one

Zadran to Chapman, no run

good ball just when they needed it, full yorker outside off, Chapman can't do anything with that, beats him

Zadran to Chapman, 2 runs

well bowled, wide outside off and full, Chapman attempts the lap sweep again but just squirts it to square leg

Zadran to Chapman, FOUR runs

great shot, Chapman just anticipates the ball and guides the low full toss to the fine-leg boundary off his lap sweep, lands just inside too

Zadran to Chapman, no run

attempted yorker just misses the off stump and Chapman's cut too

Zadran to Chapman, 2 runs

poor fielding from Afghanistan, full ball on middle, Chapam finds cover but a needless poor throw beats Zadran and they run an overthrow

25 needed off 12 balls for a spot in the World T20