3rd Qualifying Play-off, Dublin (Malahide), July 23, 2015, ICC World Twenty20 Qualifier
(18.2/20 ov, T:128) 128/4

Afghanistan won by 6 wickets (with 10 balls remaining)

Player Of The Match
65* (56)
P.N.G. Innings
Afghanistan Innings
Match Flow
Papua New Guinea  (20 ovs maximum)
Tony Ura c †Mohammad Shahzad b Shapoor Zadran513180038.46
Lega Siaka c †Mohammad Shahzad b Dawlat Zadran59170055.55
Assad Vala lbw b Mirwais Ashraf715250046.66
Vani Morea lbw b Mohammad Nabi912161075.00
Mahuru Dai c Nawroz Mangal b Shapoor Zadran1114211078.57
Charles Amini not out 37374311100.00
Jack Vare (c)† b Hamid Hassan13101810130.00
Norman Vanua not out 22101231220.00
Extras(lb 16, w 2)18
TOTAL20 Ov (RR: 6.35)127/6
Fall of wickets: 1-14 (Lega Siaka, 3.3 ov), 2-14 (Tony Ura, 4.1 ov), 3-30 (Vani Morea, 7.2 ov), 4-37 (Assad Vala, 9.1 ov), 5-55 (Mahuru Dai, 12.4 ov), 6-89 (Jack Vare, 16.6 ov)
Mohammad Nabi401213.00140000
7.2 to VV Morea, that's out, it's got to be ... the umpire eventually raises the finger! The batsman tried to sweep but was too early on the shot because Nabi's pace was so slow, the ball beat the bat and hit him in line with off stump. On second thought, replays show the impact on the pad being marginal on off stump. 30/3
Dawlat Zadran402416.00111100
3.3 to L Siaka, caught behind! That was some delivery from Dawlat ... he pitched it just short of a length and got it to bounce sharply and seam away at pace from the right-hander. Siaka barely moved his feet as he tried to drive from his crease, the bounce was too much for that shot and he got an edge to the wicket-keeper. 14/1
Shapoor Zadran40922.25191010
4.1 to TP Ura, caught behind again, the other Zadran strikes! He pitched short of a length and Ura could not handle the bounce with his pull shot. He got a faint top edge through to the keeper, who flings the ball in the air in celebration. That ball came on to Ura quite quickly.. 14/2
12.4 to MD Dai, he's ramped it this time, and ramped it straight to third man! The batsman swayed back and angled his bat to let the ball bounce off it but got neither the height or the distance to clear the fielder on the boundary. 55/5
Mirwais Ashraf403017.5052010
9.1 to A Vala, that looks pretty close too and the umpire agrees! That ball pitched in line from over the wicket to the left-hander and then went across, the batsman moved forward to drive but was hit on the pad. Was that missing off stump? Maybe just clipping .... 37/4
Hamid Hassan403619.0053100
16.6 to JNT Vare, bowled him! Hassan bowls a full one that swings into the right-hander, the batsman aimed for a flick towards midwicket and the ball bent past the bat to hit off stump. 89/6
Afghanistan  (T: 128 runs from 20 ovs)
Mohammad Shahzad c †Vare b Vanua011000.00
Nawroz Mangal not out 65567323116.07
Asghar Afghan (c)st †Vare b Amini2230392073.33
Samiullah Shinwari c Dai b Amini611120054.54
Mohammad Nabi c Dai b Vanua1191110122.22
Najibullah Zadran not out 146902233.33
Extras(lb 5, nb 3, w 2)10
TOTAL18.2 Ov (RR: 6.98)128/4
Fall of wickets: 1-0 (Mohammad Shahzad, 0.1 ov), 2-57 (Asghar Afghan, 9.6 ov), 3-83 (Samiullah Shinwari, 13.5 ov), 4-105 (Mohammad Nabi, 16.4 ov)
Norman Vanua3.201925.70111110
0.1 to Mohammad Shahzad, caught behind first ball! What screams of joy from PNG! That ball was so short and so wide, and Shahzad need not have played it. But what he did was reach for the ball without moving towards it, his feet were rooted. He ended up getting a toe edge through to the keeper. This game is on. 0/1
16.4 to Mohammad Nabi, Nabi's been caught this time! The ball was pitched on a shorter length well outside off, Nabi was hurried on the pull shot and got a top edge that swirled towards square leg and landed in Dai's hands. 105/4
Loa Nou302608.6672102
Chad Soper402205.5071000
Willie Gavera201005.0030001
Mahuru Dai2023011.5060310
Charles Amini402325.7571000
9.6 to Asghar Afghan, stumped him! Lovely ball from the legspinner, gave that a lot of flight and slowed his pace, enticing the batsman out of his crease and into a mighty heave. Stanikzai did not get to the pitch of the delivery, though, and connected with nothing as the ball spun away from his bat. The keeper had a straightforward stumping to make. 57/2
13.5 to Samiullah Shinwari, the reverse swat has failed Shenwari! The ball was really short but Shenwari got into an awkward position and hit the ball straight into the hands of the fielder at point. 83/3
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  • Papua New Guinea innings
  • Powerplay: Overs 0.1 - 6.0 (Mandatory - 20 runs, 2 wickets)
  • Papua New Guinea: 50 runs in 11.4 overs (70 balls), Extras 9
  • Papua New Guinea: 100 runs in 18.1 overs (109 balls), Extras 18
  • Innings Break: Papua New Guinea - 127/6 in 20.0 overs (CJA Amini 37, N Vanua 22)
  • Afghanistan innings
  • Powerplay: Overs 0.1 - 6.0 (Mandatory - 32 runs, 1 wicket)
  • Afghanistan: 50 runs in 8.1 overs (50 balls), Extras 5
  • 2nd Wicket: 50 runs in 49 balls (Nawroz Mangal 25, Asghar Stanikzai 20, Ex 5)
  • Nawroz Mangal: 50 off 43 balls (2 x 4, 3 x 6)
  • Afghanistan: 100 runs in 15.6 overs (97 balls), Extras 6
The Village, Malahide, Dublin
TossPapua New Guinea, elected to bat first
Player Of The Match
Nawroz Mangal
Series resultAfghanistan advanced
Match numberT20I no. 444
Hours of play (local time)10.00 start, First Session 10.00-11.25, Interval 11.25-11.45, Second Session 11.45-13.10
Match days23 July 2015 - day (20-over match)
T20I debut
Chad Soper
Chad Soper
Vani Morea
Vani Morea
TV Umpire
Reserve Umpire
Match Referee
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