slower ball outside off and it's pulled straight to midwicket for an easy catch
Shenwari, Sharafuddin sink Netherlands
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 "
full and wide, he drills that through the covers now for a four!
another accurate yorker and he blocks again, can't do anything else with those
right in the block hole and blocks it back
37 from six. Possible?
touch shorter on the stumps, pushed down to long on for one
outside off now, cuts it off the back foot on off for one more
much shorter this time, he pulls off the back foot to wide long-on
turning towards middle from leg, he goes back to defend
length delivery on off stump, cuts off the back foot to point
fullish outside off, driven firmly to deep cover for one
full and outside off, he gets ready and then leaves
coming in sharply towards off stump, he manages to slice it to point
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
outside off on length, driven firmly towards wide mid-off for one
coming in towards off stump, driven into the covers for one
Afghanistan need just two more wickets, and Netherlands need 47 from 18
waist high full toss on leg, lofted towards fine leg in the gap for two
slower ball coming in from back of length, he cuts and gets an inside edge near the stumps
short ball outside off, Rippon cuts that like a cracker from the middle of the bat past point for a four
incoming length delivery towards the stumps, edge goes down to fine leg for one
|Grange Cricket Club Ground, Raeburn Place, Edinburgh|
|Toss||Netherlands, elected to field first|
|Player Of The Match|
|Match number||T20I 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 days||9 July 2015 - day (20-over match)|
|Points||Afghanistan 2, Netherlands 0|
|MR Swart||run out||18||25|
|RE van der Merwe||caught||1||2|
|T van der Gugten||caught||2||4|
|Ahsan Malik||not out||2||4|
|Extras||(lb 2, nb 4)|
|Total||130(10 wkts; 19.4 ovs)|