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Afghanistan vs Netherlands, 2nd Match, Group B at Edinburgh, , Jul 09 2015 - Match Result

RESULT
2nd Match, Group B, Edinburgh, July 09, 2015, ICC World Twenty20 Qualifier
(19.4/20 ov, T:163) 130

Afghanistan won by 32 runs

Player Of The Match
3/27
sharafuddin-ashraf
Match centre 
Comms: Vishal Dikshit
Scorecard summary
Afghanistan 162/7(20 overs)
Netherlands 130/10(19.4 overs)

5.25pm That's a big and confident win for Afghanistan after they lost two early wickets. The batsmen did turn it around, before Dawlat and Sharafuddin Ashraf made sure Netherlands never got comfortable for a substantial time int he chase. Kept chipping in with the wickets and their fielding complemented that well, too.

Ashraf is Man of the Match: Senior players gave me a lot of confidence that I could do it so I want to thank ACB and selectors. This surface was very good for spin and I just bowled line and length. I was also surprised to bowl two no balls, I have never done that.

Peter Borren: 160 is always a touch a chase and our middle order didn't finish off. You have to give credit to Afghanistan and Najib hit the ball so clean, everything that was pitched up was flying. We know we have a good team and we'll learn from what went wrong today. We batted well in the Powerplay after that they outplayed us.

Asghar Stanikzai: Good start for us. First over the ball was seaming so we started slowly. Hamid is fit now which is a good sign for us, we set them a good target.

That's all from the first day of the tournament, do join us again tomorrow for more matches. Until then, goodbye and good luck!

Basharmal: "I always love afg team "

19.4
W
Zadran to Rippon, OUT

slower ball outside off and it's pulled straight to midwicket for an easy catch

Michael Rippon c Asghar Afghan b Dawlat Zadran 17 (16b 2x4 0x6 12m) SR: 106.25
19.3
4
Zadran to Rippon, FOUR runs

full and wide, he drills that through the covers now for a four!

19.2
Zadran to Rippon, no run

another accurate yorker and he blocks again, can't do anything else with those

19.1
Zadran to Rippon, no run

right in the block hole and blocks it back

37 from six. Possible?

end of over 196 runs
NED: 126/9CRR: 6.63 RRR: 37.00
Michael Rippon13 (12b 1x4)
Ahsan Malik2 (4b)
Samiullah Shinwari 1-0-5-0
Dawlat Zadran 3-0-13-2
18.6
1
Samiullah Shinwari to Rippon, 1 run

touch shorter on the stumps, pushed down to long on for one

18.5
1lb
Samiullah Shinwari to Ahsan Malik, 1 leg bye
18.4
1
Samiullah Shinwari to Rippon, 1 run

outside off now, cuts it off the back foot on off for one more

18.3
2
Samiullah Shinwari to Rippon, 2 runs

much shorter this time, he pulls off the back foot to wide long-on

18.2
Samiullah Shinwari to Rippon, no run

turning towards middle from leg, he goes back to defend

18.1
1
Samiullah Shinwari to Ahsan Malik, 1 run

length delivery on off stump, cuts off the back foot to point

end of over 184 runs • 1 wicket
NED: 120/9CRR: 6.66 RRR: 21.50
Ahsan Malik1 (2b)
Michael Rippon9 (8b 1x4)
Dawlat Zadran 3-0-13-2
Hamid Hassan 3-0-26-1
17.6
1
Zadran to Ahsan Malik, 1 run

fullish outside off, driven firmly to deep cover for one

17.5
Zadran to Ahsan Malik, no run

full and outside off, he gets ready and then leaves

17.4
1
Zadran to Rippon, 1 run

coming in sharply towards off stump, he manages to slice it to point

17.3
W
Zadran to van der Gugten, OUT

poor delivery but what a catch at long-on! Back of the hand slower delivery that was a half-tracker way outside off, van der Gugten pulled it down the ground and Shafiqullah ran in to his left for a great catch diving forward

Timm van der Gugten c Shafiqullah b Dawlat Zadran 2 (4b 0x4 0x6 1m) SR: 50
17.2
1
Zadran to Rippon, 1 run

outside off on length, driven firmly towards wide mid-off for one

17.1
1
Zadran to van der Gugten, 1 run

coming in towards off stump, driven into the covers for one

Afghanistan need just two more wickets, and Netherlands need 47 from 18

end of over 177 runs • 1 wicket
NED: 116/8CRR: 6.82 RRR: 15.66
Michael Rippon7 (6b 1x4)
Timm van der Gugten1 (2b)
Hamid Hassan 3-0-26-1
Mohammad Nabi 4-0-26-2
16.6
2
Hamid to Rippon, 2 runs

waist high full toss on leg, lofted towards fine leg in the gap for two

16.5
Hamid to Rippon, no run

slower ball coming in from back of length, he cuts and gets an inside edge near the stumps

16.4
4
Hamid to Rippon, FOUR runs

short ball outside off, Rippon cuts that like a cracker from the middle of the bat past point for a four

16.3
1
Hamid to van der Gugten, 1 run

incoming length delivery towards the stumps, edge goes down to fine leg for one

Best performances - batters
Spike Graph
Wagon Zone
Samiullah Shinwari
44 runs (42)
3 fours1 six
Productive shot
pull
9 runs
0 four1 six
Control
60%
BN Cooper
36 runs (23)
1 four3 sixes
Productive shot
on drive
17 runs
0 four2 sixes
Control
74%
Best performances - bowlers
Dawlat Zadran
O
3.4
M
0
R
17
W
3
ECO
4.63
FTYFGSGS
OFFLEG
RHB
2W
LEGOFF
LHB
1W
Sharafuddin Ashraf
O
4
M
0
R
27
W
3
ECO
6.75
FTYFGSGS
OFFLEG
RHB
1W
1W
LEGOFF
LHB
1W
Match details
Grange Cricket Club Ground, Raeburn Place, Edinburgh
TossNetherlands, elected to field first
Series
Season2015
Player Of The Match
Match numberT20I no. 431
Hours of play (local time)14.15 start, First Session 14.15-15.40, Interval 15.40-16.00, Second Session 16.00-17.25
Match days9 July 2015 - day (20-over match)
T20I debut
T20 debut
Umpires
TV Umpire
Reserve Umpire
Match Referee
PointsAfghanistan 2, Netherlands 0
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