'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
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.
shortish ball into the body, not much lift, pulled to deep square
takes a step forward and defends a length ball
absolutely pummelled that through covers, absolutely, sets himself deep in the crease, full ball arrives and is sent on its way
drives the length ball on the up to extra cover
Shenwari clears front leg and drags the free hit through midwicket for four more
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
short and wide, he is in the air as he gives the cut everything, beating the sweeper by a long way
full, middle stump line, flicked again very neatly to deep square
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
nudges it in the air off the pad, to deep midwicket
pushes a good length ball down to long off, there is a misfield and two more are taken
length on middle, worked in front of square, they take on the deep fielders and rush back for the second, easily make it
takes it on the full with a couple of steps out and hits it to long on
walks out to a length ball and pushes it to long on
full on the pad, flicked behind square
takes a flatter one bowled from round the stumps and knocks it in front of square
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
on the front foot to squeeze this past point
worked to square leg