result
6th Match, Group B, Edinburgh, Jul 10 2015, ICC World Twenty20 Qualifier
(17.2/20 ov, target 165)168/2
Afghanistan won by 8 wickets (with 16 balls remaining)
player of the match
Mohammad Shahzad
United Arab Emirates
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Shahzad blitz gives Afghanistan second big win

Mohammad Shahzad cracked 74 off 37 deliveries to set up an eight-wicket win for Afghanistan over United Arab Emirates

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Scorer: Thilak Ram
Scorecard summary
United Arab Emirates164/6(20 overs)
Afghanistan168/2(17.2 overs)

That is all from this game for now. Good bye

Asghar Stanikzai: "Shahzad batted really well. Two wins give confidence for our side. Wicket was good for batting."

Mohammad Tauqir: "Disappointing result for us. 160 was par on this wicket. We did not bowl and field well. We were never complacent. We knew what areas to bowl. Afghanistan are a good side. We could have defended if we had bowled in the right areas supported by the fielding. We need to look into our shortcomings."

Mohammad Shahzad is the Man of the Match. Shahzad: "Pitch is very good for batting. We had a plan for chasing these runs. Yesterday also we chased against Netherlands. No problem for us. I was waiting for the loose ball."

Two comfortable wins for Afghanistan, and two big losses for UAE, who competed with the bat today, but their attack was dismantled by Shahzad's 74 off 37. Stanikzai and Shenwari allowing no comeback for UAE with a 69-run stand in seven overs.

17.2
6
Javed to Asghar, SIX runs

'we want sixer' was the demand from the fans at the ground, and Stanikzai delivers the win with an almighty blow over wide long on

17.1
1
Javed to Samiullah Shinwari, 1 run

shortish ball into the body, not much lift, pulled to deep square

end of over 1716 runs
AFG: 161/2CRR: 9.47 • RRR: 1.33 • Need 4 from 18b
Asghar Afghan38 (32)
Samiullah Shinwari29 (22)
Mohammad Naveed3-0-40-0
Umair Ali2-0-13-1
16.6
Naveed to Asghar, no run

takes a step forward and defends a length ball

16.5
4
Naveed to Asghar, FOUR runs

absolutely pummelled that through covers, absolutely, sets himself deep in the crease, full ball arrives and is sent on its way

16.4
1
Naveed to Samiullah Shinwari, 1 run

drives the length ball on the up to extra cover

16.3
4
Naveed to Samiullah Shinwari, FOUR runs

Shenwari clears front leg and drags the free hit through midwicket for four more

16.3
1nb
Naveed to Samiullah Shinwari, (no ball)

uh oh, this high full toss has hit him on the thigh pad and then around the armpit, no-ball signalled right away, and a free hit too under the new rules

16.2
4
Naveed to Samiullah Shinwari, FOUR runs

short and wide, he is in the air as he gives the cut everything, beating the sweeper by a long way

16.1
2
Naveed to Samiullah Shinwari, 2 runs

full, middle stump line, flicked again very neatly to deep square

end of over 1611 runs
AFG: 145/2CRR: 9.06 • RRR: 5.00 • Need 20 from 24b
Asghar Afghan34 (30)
Samiullah Shinwari18 (17)
Umair Ali2-0-13-1
Mohammad Tauqir2-0-20-0
15.6
4
Umair Ali to Asghar, FOUR runs

well past short fine leg, fuller ball into the pad, and his flick is several feet to the right of the man in the ring

15.5
1
Umair Ali to Samiullah Shinwari, 1 run

nudges it in the air off the pad, to deep midwicket

15.4
2
Umair Ali to Samiullah Shinwari, 2 runs

pushes a good length ball down to long off, there is a misfield and two more are taken

15.3
2
Umair Ali to Samiullah Shinwari, 2 runs

length on middle, worked in front of square, they take on the deep fielders and rush back for the second, easily make it

15.2
1
Umair Ali to Asghar, 1 run

takes it on the full with a couple of steps out and hits it to long on

15.1
1
Umair Ali to Samiullah Shinwari, 1 run

walks out to a length ball and pushes it to long on

end of over 1517 runs
AFG: 134/2CRR: 8.93 • RRR: 6.20 • Need 31 from 30b
Samiullah Shinwari12 (13)
Asghar Afghan29 (28)
Mohammad Tauqir2-0-20-0
Ahmed Raza4-0-31-0
14.6
1
Tauqir to Samiullah Shinwari, 1 run

full on the pad, flicked behind square

14.5
1
Tauqir to Asghar, 1 run

takes a flatter one bowled from round the stumps and knocks it in front of square

14.4
6
Tauqir to Asghar, SIX runs

six more, that made such a sweet sound as he jumped out, they are going with the spin for the big hits and doing it nervelessly, gone over deep midwicket

14.3
1
Tauqir to Samiullah Shinwari, 1 run

on the front foot to squeeze this past point

14.2
1
Tauqir to Asghar, 1 run

worked to square leg

Best performances - batsmen
Mohammad Shahzad portrait
Mohammad Shahzad
74 runs (37)
7 fours
5 sixes
Control87%
Productive shot
on drive
30 runs
1 four
3 sixes
60413712320
Asghar Afghan portrait
Asghar Afghan
44 runs (33)
2 fours
3 sixes
Control88%
Productive shot
on drive
23 runs
0 fours
3 sixes
0432501020
Best performances - bowlers
Mirwais Ashraf portrait
Mirwais Ashraf
O
4
M
0
R
21
W
2
ECO
5.25
  • FT
  • Y
  • F
  • G
  • SG
  • S
OFFLEG
RHB
1W
LEGOFF
LHB
1W
Hamid Hassan portrait
Hamid Hassan
O
4
M
0
R
29
W
2
ECO
7.25
  • FT
  • Y
  • F
  • G
  • SG
  • S
OFFLEG
RHB
1W
1W
LEGOFF
LHB
Match details
Grange Cricket Club, Raeburn Place, Edinburgh
TossUnited Arab Emirates, elected to bat first
SeriesICC World Twenty20 Qualifier
Season2015
Player Of The Match
Mohammad Shahzad
Mohammad Shahzad
Match numberT20 No. 432
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 days10 July 2015 - day match (20-over match)
Umpires
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Ian Ramage
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Nigel Llong
TV Umpire
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Vineet Kulkarni
Reserve Umpire
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David Odhiambo
Match Referee
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David Jukes
PointsAfghanistan 2, United Arab Emirates 0