RESULT
6th Match, First Round Group B (N), Nagpur, March 10, 2016, World T20
(18/20 ov, T:117) 119/4

Afghanistan won by 6 wickets (with 12 balls remaining)

Player Of The Match
4/20
mohammad-nabi
Match centre 
Scores: Gopi Rangarajan
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Comms: Nikhil Kalro
Scorecard summary
Hong Kong 116/6(20 overs)
Mohammad Nabi4/20 (4)
Rashid Khan1/23 (4)
Afghanistan 119/4(18 overs)
end of over 1815 runs
AFG: 119/4CRR: 6.61 
Najibullah Zadran17 (9)
Gulbadin Naib4 (5)
Haseeb Amjad 2-0-20-0
Nadeem Ahmed 4-0-24-1

10.40pm Fantastic performance from Afghanistan, clinical throughout the game to set up a shoot-out against Zimbabwe for a place in the main draw. They first bowled beautifully and their openers mixed attack with caution to effectively kill the game. Hong Kong did not have their best day and struggled throughout to put any sort of pressure on Afghanistan. Hong Kong are out, but Afghanistan have all to play for on Saturday.

Mohammad Nabi, the Player of the Match: "Very happy with my performance. My best figures in a World Cup. Pitch conditions totally slow and I decided to use my variations. I'm ready in all situations."

Asghar Stanikzai: "They played really well but Nabi bowled well. Rashid too bowled very well, and our fielding was good. Our team is very confident and our whole team is in very good form."

Tanwir Afzal: "We got a good start and we were in a position to score 140-145. Not easy to score early on, we missed key moments. Hard to bat on. So many positive things we can take from these two games, we'll regroup and come back with confidence in the next match against Scotland

17.6
4
Haseeb Amjad to Zadran, FOUR runs

that will be it. A straight delivery on middle and leg, and Najib tickles it fine to the fine leg boundary. Easy win for Afghanistan, and Hong Kong crash out of the competition.

17.5
Haseeb Amjad to Zadran, no run

full and wide outside off, Najib misses the drive this time

Just two needed

17.4
4
Haseeb Amjad to Zadran, FOUR runs

superb shot. Fullish on off, Najib stays in his crease and then punches the drive in the gap between cover and mid-off. Great timing

17.3
4
Haseeb Amjad to Zadran, FOUR runs

cracked away and that will be four. Another back of the hand slower ball which sits up for Najib to pull with disdain past midwicket

17.2
3
Haseeb Amjad to Gulbadin, 3 runs

another one. This time he waits for it and then pulls over midwicket. Square leg runs around and makes an exceptional dive to save one. Did not give up on the chase at any point

17.1
Haseeb Amjad to Gulbadin, no run

slower delivery outside off. These middle-order batsmen struggling with the pace of the wicket, through the pull too early

Haseeb Amjad

James: "Probably too late for HK, but Afganistan are making hard work of finishing this game."

end of over 172 runs • 1 wicket
AFG: 104/4CRR: 6.11 RRR: 4.33
Gulbadin Naib1 (3)
Najibullah Zadran5 (5)
Nadeem Ahmed 4-0-24-1
Aizaz Khan 4-0-18-0
16.6
1
Nadeem Ahmed to Gulbadin, 1 run

slow and short on off, pulled away down to long-on who misjudges the catch, doesn't come in quick enough and the ball bounces just short of him.

16.5
Nadeem Ahmed to Gulbadin, no run

very slow through the air, comes off very slowly too. Pushed back

16.4
Nadeem Ahmed to Gulbadin, no run

slowed up on off, pushed away to point

16.3
W
Nadeem Ahmed to Shafiq, OUT

gone. Another unusual dismissal. Shafiqullah gets down low for a hard sweep but the pitch is rather slow and Shafiq is through the stroke too early, ends up toe-ending it back to the bowler who takes a good, low catch.

Shafiqullah c & b Nadeem Ahmed 3 (7m 7b 0x4 0x6) SR: 42.85
16.2
Nadeem Ahmed to Shafiq, no run

slower outside off, patted back

16.1
1
Nadeem Ahmed to Zadran, 1 run

tossed up, wider outside off after seeing the batsman coming. Chipped to long-on

end of over 165 runs
AFG: 102/3CRR: 6.37 RRR: 3.75
Shafiqullah3 (5)
Najibullah Zadran4 (4)
Aizaz Khan 4-0-18-0
Ryan Campbell 4-0-28-2
15.6
2
Aizaz Khan to Shafiq, 2 runs

clipped away to square leg. This time he gets through for a couple

15.5
Aizaz Khan to Shafiq, no run

fullish delivery outside off, defended back

15.4
1
Aizaz Khan to Zadran, 1 run

good length outside off, nicely driven to long-on

15.3
1
Aizaz Khan to Shafiq, 1 run

slow bouncer on middle, pulled away to square leg with bad timing

15.2
Aizaz Khan to Shafiq, no run

good length outside off, steered to point

15.1
1
Aizaz Khan to Zadran, 1 run

full and straight, worked to square leg for a run

Rehmanshareef S: "Mohammad Nabi is so flamboyant. He wants to get everything instantly. The recent PSL might have motivated him a lot, but everyday is not Sunday. Matured players don't throw away wickets."

end of over 1510 runs • 2 wickets
AFG: 97/3CRR: 6.46 RRR: 4.00
Shafiqullah0 (1)
Najibullah Zadran2 (2)
Ryan Campbell 4-0-28-2
Nadeem Ahmed 3-0-22-0
14.6
Campbell to Shafiq, no run

tickled fine to square leg

14.5
W
Campbell to Zadran, 2 runs, OUT

beautifully driven in the gap past cover for two. But they want a third and that could be out. Noor Ali labours back for the third and is short of his ground. Atkinson collects cleanly and uproots all three stumps from the ground. Great throw from mid-off, right end too. HK have two quick wickets. Too little, too late, surely?

Noor Ali Zadran run out (Babar Hayat/†Atkinson) 35 (64m 37b 2x4 0x6) SR: 94.59
Best performances - batters
Mohammad Shahzad
Mohammad Shahzad AFG
41 runs (40)
4 fours2 sixes
Control
83%
Productive shot
on drive
11 runs
0 four1 six
407551811
Noor Ali Zadran
Noor Ali Zadran AFG
35 runs (37)
2 fours0 six
Control
79%
Productive shot
on drive
18 runs
1 four0 six
115182107
Best performances - bowlers
Mohammad Nabi
Mohammad Nabi AFG
O
4
M
0
R
20
W
4
ECO
5
FTYFGSGS
OFFLEG
RHB
1W
2W
LEGOFF
LHB
1W
RJ Campbell
RJ Campbell HKG
O
4
M
0
R
28
W
2
ECO
7
FTYFGSGS
OFFLEG
RHB
1W
1W
LEGOFF
LHB
Match details
Vidarbha Cricket Association Stadium, Jamtha, Nagpur
TossHong Kong, elected to bat first
Series
Season2015/16
Player Of The Match
Afghanistan
Mohammad Nabi
Match numberT20I no. 528
Hours of play (local time)19.30 start, First Session 19.30-20.55, Interval 20.55-21.15, Second Session 21.15-22.40
Match days10 March 2016 - night (20-over match)
Umpires
England
Ian Gould
England
Richard Illingworth
TV Umpire
South Africa
Marais Erasmus
Reserve Umpire
Pakistan
Aleem Dar
Match Referee
India
Javagal Srinath
PointsAfghanistan 2, Hong Kong 0
Afghanistan Innings
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World T20
Super 10 Group 1
TEAMMWLPTNRR
WI43160.359
ENG43160.145
SA42240.651
SL4132-0.461
AFG4132-0.715
Super 10 Group 2
TEAMMWLPTNRR
NZ44081.900
INDIA4316-0.305
AUS42240.233
PAK4132-0.093
BAN4040-1.805
First Round Group A
TEAMMWLPTNRR
BAN32051.938
NED31130.154
OMA3113-1.521
IRE3021-0.685
First Round Group B
TEAMMWLPTNRR
AFG33061.540
ZIM3214-0.567
SCOT3122-0.132
HKG3030-1.017