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Afghanistan vs Scotland, Super 12 - Match 17 Commentary, Live Updates

AFG vs SCO, 2021 - T20 Live Commentary

Afghanistan vs Scotland Scorecard
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Match Ended   
190/4 (20.0/20)
60 (10.2/20)
Afghanistan beat Scotland by 130 runs
Right then, that is all we have from this game. The action in the T20 World Cup continues tomorrow as we have another double-header for you. West Indies will take on South Africa in the first match, followed by a spicy clash between Pakistan and New Zealand. The first match will start at 2 pm local time (10 am GMT). Do join us tomorrow for all the action. Till then, cheers!
The victorious skipper, Mohammad Nabi, of Afghanistan, is up for a chat. He says, this was their plan, to opt to bat and put on a big score. Praises the openers to get going off to a flyer. Adds, Mujeeb and Rashid Khan did what they do best, says it was a treat to watch. Mentions, in the nets there is no respect as the batters pick the bowlers all across the ball. On being asked about Mujeeb’s performance, he says, it was his first World Cup game and ended up being the Man of the Match what better could he have asked for.
Kyle Coetzer, the skipper of Scotland, says that it was clearly a bad day. Says they have played good cricket before but credit to Afghanistan on how they played. Says Mark Watt played really well for them. Feels that they fought hard but it was a level-check for them and they will hope to get better in the next game. Adds that they have belief among the players and as a group, they will keep moving forward as there is no time to sit back.
Mujeeb Ur Rahman is the PLAYER OF THE MATCH for his incredible spell of 4-0-20-5. He says this win is for the whole nation. Goes on to say, the people keep the side motivated. He is also glad to perform in his very first World Cup game. Adds that the supporters give positive energy and that gives the side the extra push.
... PRESENTATION ...
Earlier in the day, Mohammad Nabi won the toss and decided to bat first, with which his counterpart, Kyle Coetzer was pretty happy as well. Coetzer though would not have been happy at half-time as Afghanistan put on a staggering total of 190 runs on board. It was really the second half which was even more disappointing for Scotland as they got bundled out for 60 runs and went on to lose the match by 130 runs. A complete performance from Afghanistan with both the bat and ball and they will be very pleased with it. It's time now for the presentation ceremony...
When it rains, it pours. Well, it rained sixes early on for Afghanistan and then in the second innings wickets poured as well, that too at a rate of knots. The skipper, Mohammad Nabi didn't start off well with the ball but then Mujeeb Ur Rahman came back for his second over and picked up three wickets in that one. This over from Mujeeb Ur Rahman set the tone for things to come as Afghanistan piled on more misery on the Scottish batters. Naveen-ul-Haq picked up a wicket and then it was Rashid Khan who cleaned up the tail with a four-fer. Mujeeb Ur Rahman ended with 5/20, which is also the fifth-best bowling figure in T20 World Cup history. Afghanistan have put on a dominating show in their first match and if this is a sign of things to come, this 'so-called' weaker group will get very interesting.
Scotland started off on a high as George Munsey reversed everything to the boundary. The skipper, Kyle Coetzer was also positive but it just lasted for three overs. In the fourth over, the skipper fell victim to Mujeeb Ur Rahman and then the next two batters, Calum MacLeod and Richie Berrington followed suit in the same over. Matthew Cross fell in the next over for a duck as well and then, the only batter holding fort, Munsey was knocked over by Mujeeb Ur Rahman. This was the final nail in the coffin as Rashid Khan came in and sent the lower order packing. After a terrific performance in the previous stage of the tournament, Scotland have put on a seriously disappointing performance in their first Super 12 match.
The Scottish flame didn't burn too long as it was blown out early by Afghanistan and one person in particular, Mujeeb Ur Rahman. This is a thumping victory for Afghanistan and the scenes from the ground show how much this means to them. Scotland have been completely outplayed and outclassed today.
End Of The Over 10.2 : 60/10
0 Runs
  • W10.1
  • W10.2
B. Wheal
0 (1)
S. Sharif
3 (4)
R. Khan
2.2-0-9-4
10.2
W
Rashid Khan To Brad Wheal OUT!
OUT! TIMBER! Rashid Khan gets rid of Brad Wheal on a golden duck. Afghanistan have won the game by a huge margin. Floated, full and on off. Wheal looks to defend it out but misses. The ball goes through the gap between the bat and the pad. The ball shatters the stumps behind and it is lights out for Scotland. AFGHANISTAN WIN THE GAME BY 130 RUNS.
Brad Wheal is the last man in for Scotland.
Scotland have taken the review for an LBW decision. UltraEdge shows that there is no bat involved and Ball Tracker confirms that the ball is going onto hit the leg stump. Chris Greaves has to depart and Scotland lose the review.
10.1
W
Rashid Khan To Josh Davey OUT!
OUT! LBW! Rashid Khan picks up his third wicket. Scotland are nine down now. This has been a brutal performance by the Afghan spinners. They did not let the batters breathe here. Loopy ball, around leg. Davey looks to play the reverse sweep but misses. He gets rapped on his pads. Khan appeals and the umpire raises his finger in a flash. Davey decides to use the review. The UltraEdge shows no bat is involved. The Ball Tracker shows three reds and Davey has to walk back to the dressing room.
DRINKS! Well, it's all but over for Scotland and the first half of this innings has completed belonged to one man, Mujeeb Ur Rahman. The Scottish batters have had no answer for the Afghan spin as Rashid Khan has picked up a couple of wickets as well. With just 2 wickets remaining, Afghanistan will be looking to end this one soon.
End Of The Over 10 : 60/8
6 Runs
  • 09.1
  • 19.2
  • 1 WD9.3
  • 19.3
  • 1 WD9.4
  • 19.4
  • 09.5
  • 19.6
J. Davey
4 (6)
S. Sharif
3 (4)
K. Janat
1-0-6-0
9.6
1
Karim Janat To Josh Davey
Drags the length back, on off. Davey pulls it to mid-wicket for one more. 131 needed in 60 balls.
9.5
0
Karim Janat To Josh Davey
A length ball, slanting on the pads. Davey misses his flick and gets hit on the pads.
9.4
1
Karim Janat To Safyaan Sharif
Full and on off. Sharif hits it off the inner half to mid-wicket and takes a single.
9.4
wd
Karim Janat To Safyaan Sharif
WIDE! Another one angling down the leg side. Sharif misses his tuck.
9.3
1
Karim Janat To Josh Davey
Full and angling down, whipped to deep square leg for one.
9.3
wd
Karim Janat To Josh Davey
WIDE! Angles it way down the leg side. Davey misses his flick.
9.2
1
Karim Janat To Safyaan Sharif
On a length, outside off. Sharif punches to covers for one run.
9.1
0
Karim Janat To Safyaan Sharif
A length ball, angling on the pads, flicked to mid-wicket.
Karim Janat comes into the attack now.
End Of The Over 9 : 54/8
8 Runs
  • 1 LB8.1
  • 48.2
  • 1 LB8.3
  • 18.4
  • W8.5
  • 18.6
S. Sharif
1 (1)
J. Davey
2 (3)
R. Khan
2-0-9-2
8.6
1
Rashid Khan To Safyaan Sharif
A full ball, spinning back in, on middle. Sharif nudges it to mid-wicket for a single.
Safyaan Sharif is in at number 10.
8.5
W
Rashid Khan To Chris Greaves OUT!
OUT! LBW! Rashid Khan gets his second wicket and Scotland's struggle continues against the spinners. They have gotten a bitter taste of the bigger stage, not how they wanted to start their campaign. Floated, full and around off. Greaves lunges forward and looks to defend it out but misses. He gets rapped on the pads and that's is plumb. Khan appeals and the umpire raises his finger in a flash.
8.4
1
Rashid Khan To Josh Davey
Flatter and on off. Davey works it to mid-wicket off the inner half. A single now.
8.3
lb
Rashid Khan To Chris Greaves
LEG BYE! Loopy ball, on the pads. Chris Greaves looks to flick it away but misses. The ball takes the pads and rolls out. The batters collect another leg bye.
8.2
4
Rashid Khan To Chris Greaves
FOUR! Nicely played. Full and on off. Chris Greaves reverse-sweeps it past point for a boundary.
8.1
lb
Rashid Khan To Josh Davey
LEG BYE! Flatter and on the pads. Davey misses his flick. The ball takes the pads and rolls to the leg side. The batters collect a leg bye.
End Of The Over 8 : 46/7
6 Runs
  • 07.1
  • 07.2
  • 07.3
  • 57.4
  • W7.5
  • 17.6
J. Davey
1 (1)
C. Greaves
8 (9)
Ur Rahman
4-0-20-5
7.6
1
Mujeeb Ur Rahman To Josh Davey
On middle. Josh Davey reverse sweeps it through point for a single.
Josh Davey is the new man in.
7.5
W
Mujeeb Ur Rahman To Mark Watt OUT!
OUT! TIMBER! Five-fer for Mujeeb Ur Rahman! What a player! Scotland are just unable to pick the spinners tonight. Flatter and on middle. Mark Watt looks to drive but gets beaten as this one spins back in. Leaves a big gap and the ball travels through to disturb the stumps.
7.4
5
Mujeeb Ur Rahman To Chris Greaves
FIVE RUNS! OVERTHROWS! On middle. Chris Greaves tucks it to the right of the bowler and takes a quick single. Mujeeb Ur Rahman has a shy at the bowler's end but misses and the ball rolls to the fence as there was no one backing up.
7.3
0
Mujeeb Ur Rahman To Chris Greaves
Flatter and on off. Chris Greaves tries to reverse sweep. He does not middle it and the ball lobs to the left of leg stump.
7.2
0
Mujeeb Ur Rahman To Chris Greaves
Now goes for the sweep but finds short fine leg.
7.1
0
Mujeeb Ur Rahman To Chris Greaves
Full and on off. Chris Greaves lunges to defend it out.
End Of The Over 7 : 40/6
3 Runs
  • 06.1
  • 16.2
  • W6.3
  • 06.4
  • 16.5
  • 16.6
C. Greaves
3 (5)
M. Watt
1 (2)
R. Khan
1-0-3-1
6.6
1
Rashid Khan To Chris Greaves
Flatter and outside off. Chris Greaves shuffles and tucks it to square leg for one more. 151 needed in 78 balls.
6.5
1
Rashid Khan To Mark Watt
Short and outside off, pushed to sweeper cover for a single.
6.4
0
Rashid Khan To Mark Watt
Very full, on middle. Watt blocks it out.
Mark Watt is in at number 8.
Scotland have taken the review for an LBW decision. Will it be third time lucky for them? No is the short answer. UltraEdge shows that clearly there's no bat involved. Ball Tracker shows that the impact is umpire's call and the ball is going onto hit the middle stump. All three LBW decisions have been close and have gone Afghanistan's way.
6.3
W
Rashid Khan To Michael Leask OUT!
OUT! LBW! Of course, Rashid Khan joins the party as well! You just can't keep this guy away from the wickets column. A tossed up ball, full on middle. Michael Leask looks to defend but misses and gets hit plumb on the front pad. An appeal and up goes the finger. Scotland though take the review. Ultra Edge shows no bat. Ball Tracker shows impact was umpire's call but wickets were hitting.
6.2
1
Rashid Khan To Chris Greaves
A flighted ball, on middle. Chris Greaves looks to sweep but seems to miss and they take a single as the ball rolls to leg side. Given as a run means there might be some bat on it.
6.1
0
Rashid Khan To Chris Greaves
Starts with a googly, outside off. Chris Greaves prods to defend and gets an inside edge back on the pads.
Rashid Khan comes into the attack now.
End Of The Over 6 : 37/5
7 Runs
  • 05.1
  • 65.2
  • W5.3
  • 05.4
  • 15.5
  • 05.6
M. Leask
0 (4)
C. Greaves
1 (2)
Ur Rahman
3-0-14-4
5.6
0
Mujeeb Ur Rahman To Michael Leask
Straight attacking the stumps. Leask pushes it back to the bowler. Pheww! That was some Powerplay, Scotland are 37/5.
5.5
1
Mujeeb Ur Rahman To Chris Greaves
Darted on the pads, worked to square leg for a single.
5.4
0
Mujeeb Ur Rahman To Chris Greaves
A loopy ball, just around off. Chris Greaves gets low and looks to sweep but misses and gets hit on the pads. The impact was outside off.
Chris Greaves is the new man in.
5.3
W
Mujeeb Ur Rahman To George Munsey OUT!
OUT! TIMBER! The pressure is back on Scotland as Mujeeb Ur Rahman has his tail up. He is picking wickets for fun here! Serves another short ball, flatter and on middle. George Munsey backs away and looks to cut but fails to get any bat on it. The ball sneaks through and rattles the stumps. Half of the Scotland team is back in the hut. 155 needed in 87 balls.
5.2
6
Mujeeb Ur Rahman To George Munsey
SIX! Releases some pressure piling up on Scotland! Sees a full ball, on off and Musey slog-sweeps it over square leg for a maximum.
5.1
0
Mujeeb Ur Rahman To George Munsey
Serves a short ball, angling around leg. George Munsey makes room and looks to cut but misses.
End Of The Over 5 : 30/4
2 Runs
  • 04.1
  • 1 WD4.2
  • 14.2
  • W4.3
  • 04.4
  • 04.5
  • 04.6
M. Leask
0 (3)
G. Munsey
19 (15)
Naveen
2-0-12-1
4.6
0
Naveen-ul-Haq To Michael Leask
Slower, length ball, outside off. Leask punches it to point and shouts 'WAITT".
4.5
0
Naveen-ul-Haq To Michael Leask
A length ball, way outside off. Michael Leask fails to chase this wayward delivery.
4.4
0
Naveen-ul-Haq To Michael Leask
Very full and on off. Leask squeezes it out to cover.
Michael Leask comes in at number 6.
4.3
W
Naveen-ul-Haq To Matthew Cross OUT!
OUT! STUNNER! Take a bow, Mohammad Shahzad! He has taken an acrobatic catch behind the stumps and another Scottish player walks out on his very first ball. Naveen-ul-Haq hurls and serves it on a length and was outside off. Cross looks to play away from the body but manages an outside edge to the right of the keeper. Mohammad Shahzad there puts a full stretch dive and takes an absolute stunner. Just brilliant. Scotland are 4 down now.
4.2
1
Naveen-ul-Haq To George Munsey
Slower ball, on a length on middle, drilled down to long on for a single.
4.2
wd
Naveen-ul-Haq To George Munsey
WIDE! A full ball, down the leg side. Munsey makes room and looks to flick but misses. The keeper does well to dive to his right and stop it.
4.1
0
Naveen-ul-Haq To George Munsey
A length ball, on middle. Munsey blocks it on the off side.
Matthew Cross comes in with his team in a spot of bother.
Scotland have to go for the review and have done so with just 2 seconds left on the timer. The review is for an LBW decision and UltraEdge confirms that there is no bat involved. Just like the previous decision, Ball Tracker shows that the ball is going on to clip the leg stump. Richie Berrington has to depart as well.
End Of The Over 4 : 28/3
1 Runs
  • 13.1
  • W3.2
  • W3.3
  • 03.4
  • 03.5
  • W3.6
R. Berrington
0 (3)
G. Munsey
18 (13)
Ur Rahman
2-0-7-3
3.6
W
Mujeeb Ur Rahman To Richie Berrington OUT!
OUT! LBW! Mujeeb Ur Rahman gets his third wicket of the over. This is huge. He has taken away the game in just a single over. How many tricks does he have under his sleeve? Googly, around leg. Richie Berrington looks to flick it away but misses. He gets rapped on the pads. Mujeeb Ur Rahman appeals and the umpire raises his finger. Richie Berrington has a chat with his partner and decides to take the review. The UltraEdge shows the bat is absent. The Ball Trackers shows it is umpire's call on ball hitting the wickets and Scotland lose another wicket but not the review. So unlucky, and Mujeeb's second over caused absolute havoc.
3.5
0
Mujeeb Ur Rahman To Richie Berrington
BEATEN! Googly, around off. Berrington looks to defend it out but misses, as the ball spins away.
3.4
0
Mujeeb Ur Rahman To Richie Berrington
Full and on off. Richie Berrington defends it out safely to deny the Hat-Trick.
Richie Berrington comes in to face the hat-trick ball as two slips are now in place.
Scotland now take a review for an LBW decision. There's no spike on UltraEdge as the ball goes past the bat. The Ball Tracker shows that the ball is just going on to clip the leg stump and hence, the onfield decision of OUT will stay. However, Scotland will not lose the review.
3.3
W
Mujeeb Ur Rahman To Calum MacLeod OUT!
OUT! LBW! Two wickets in two balls. Calum MacLeod goes back on a golden duck. Mujeeb Ur Rahman has a lot of tricks under his sleeve. Floated, around leg. Calum MacLeod hangs back and looks to flick it away but misses. He gets rapped on the pads. Mujeeb Ur Rahman and Mohammad Shahzad appeal, the umpire takes some time but raises his dreaded finger. Calum MacLeod isn't happy and takes the review. The UltraEdge confirms there no spike as the ball passes the bat. The Ball Tracker shows the wickets are hitting on the umpire's call. The decision stands and Mujeeb Ur Rahman is on a Hat-Trick.
Calum MacLeod comes in at number 3.
3.2
W
Mujeeb Ur Rahman To Kyle Coetzer OUT!
OUT! TIMBER! Mujeeb Ur Rahman draws the first blood. The skipper, Kyle Coetzer has to depart now after some good hitting. Loopy ball, around off. Kyle Coetzer comes forward and looks to heave it away but misses. The ball goes through the gap between the bat and the pad to disturb the furniture behind. Mujeeb Ur Rahman is delighted.
3.1
1
Mujeeb Ur Rahman To George Munsey
Flatter and on leg. Munsey goes back and cuts it towards point for a single.
End Of The Over 3 : 27/0
10 Runs
  • 22.1
  • 02.2
  • 42.3
  • 02.4
  • 02.5
  • 42.6
K. Coetzer
10 (6)
G. Munsey
17 (12)
Naveen
1-0-10-0
2.6
4
Naveen-ul-Haq To Kyle Coetzer
FOUR Kyle Coetzer gets the second boundary of the over. Short and around off. Kyle Coetzer stays on the back foot and pulls it through mid-wicket for a boundary.
2.5
0
Naveen-ul-Haq To Kyle Coetzer
Fuller and outside off. Kyle Coetzer comes across and digs it out safely.
2.4
0
Naveen-ul-Haq To Kyle Coetzer
Full-length ball, outside off. Kyle Coetzer looks to heave it away but misses.
2.3
4
Naveen-ul-Haq To Kyle Coetzer
FOUR! A nice reply by Kyle Coetzer. On a length, outside off. Kyle Coetzer drives it past mid off and bags a boundary. Wonderful shot.
Mohammad Nabi has decided to take the review for an LBW decision. UltraEdge confirms that there is no bat involved. Ball Tracker shows that the impact is well outside the line of off stump and the onfield decision of NOT OUT stays. Afghanistan do lose the review.
2.2
0
Naveen-ul-Haq To Kyle Coetzer
NOT OUT! Afghanistan lose a review here. A length ball, outside off. Kyle Coetzer comes across and looks to defend it but misses. The bounce on the ball though dies after pitching hence the failure to defend it out. Coetzer gets rapped on the pads. Naveen-ul-Haq appeals but the umpire says no. Mohammad Nabi though decides to take it upstairs. The UltraEdge shows no bat is involved. The Ball Tracker shows the impact is outside the line. Kyle Coetzer survives.
2.1
2
Naveen-ul-Haq To Kyle Coetzer
A couple to start the over! A length ball, outside off. Kyle Coetzer threads it towards third man for a brace.
A bowling change straightaway as Naveen-ul-Haq is brought into the attack.
End Of The Over 2 : 17/0
6 Runs
  • 01.1
  • 01.2
  • 41.3
  • 21.4
  • 01.5
  • 01.6
G. Munsey
17 (12)
K. Coetzer
0 (0)
Ur Rahman
1-0-6-0
1.6
0
Mujeeb Ur Rahman To George Munsey
Full and around off. Munsey looks to heave it across the line but misses.
1.5
0
Mujeeb Ur Rahman To George Munsey
On middle, worked to mid-wicket.
1.4
2
Mujeeb Ur Rahman To George Munsey
Floated, full and on off. Munsey reverse-sweeps it over cover. The batters pick couple before the fielder cuts it out.
1.3
4
Mujeeb Ur Rahman To George Munsey
FOUR! Nicely played. Tossed up, around middle. Munsey makes room and flicks it through mid-wicket for a boundary.
1.2
0
Mujeeb Ur Rahman To George Munsey
Reverse sweeps comes out again, but he does not connect this time.
1.1
0
Mujeeb Ur Rahman To George Munsey
Tossed up, around off. Munsey looks to reverse sweep it but misses. The ball hits the pads.
It's going to be spin from both ends as Mujeeb Ur Rahman comes in from the opposite end.
End Of The Over 1 : 11/0
11 Runs
  • 00.1
  • 40.2
  • 60.3
  • 00.4
  • 00.5
  • 10.6
G. Munsey
11 (6)
K. Coetzer
0 (0)
M. Nabi
1-0-11-0
0.6
1
Mohammad Nabi To George Munsey
Full and on middle. Munsey sweeps it to short fine leg and gets a single. A great start by Scotland. 11 runs off it.
0.5
0
Mohammad Nabi To George Munsey
Flatter and on leg. Munsey makes room and looks to cut it away but misses.
0.4
0
Mohammad Nabi To George Munsey
Tossed up, around off. Munsey reverse-sweeps it to cover. The ball lands a bit short of Rashid Khan there.
0.3
6
Mohammad Nabi To George Munsey
SIX! All the way! Scotland need a solid start in the Powerplay and Munsey is giving them that. Full and on off. Mansey reverse-hits it again. The ball takes the top edge and clears the point fence for a biggie.
0.2
4
Mohammad Nabi To George Munsey
FOUR! George Munsey gets off the mark with a reverse hit. Full and on off. Munsey changes his stance and reverse sweeps it past point and bags a boundary.
0.1
0
Mohammad Nabi To George Munsey
A dot to start with! Floated, outside off. Munsey stays back and pushes it to point.
Match Info
  • Venue Sharjah Cricket Stadium, Sharjah
  • Weather Clear
  • Toss Afghanistanwon the toss and elected to bat
  • Result Afghanistan beat Scotland by 130 runs
  • Player of the Match Mujeeb Ur Rahman
  • Umpire Kumar Dharmasena (SL), Paul Wilson (AUS) and Richard Kettleborough (ENG)
  • Referee Jeff Crowe (NZ)
Match Notes
  • Innings Break: Afghanistan 190/4 in 20.0 overs
  • N Zadran 5th T20I fifty: 50 runs in 30 balls (5x4) (2x6)
  • Referral 1 (17.4 ovs): SCO against R Gurbaz (LBW) Successful (AFG: 2, SOC: 1)
  • Afghanistan 150/2 in 16.4 overs
  • 3rd wkt Partnership: 53 off 34 balls between R Gurbaz (21) and N Zadran (32)
  • Afghanistan 100/2 in 12.2 overs
  • Drinks: Afghanistan 82/2 in 9.5 overs
  • 1st wkt Partnership: 50 off 31 balls between H Zazai (29) and M Shahzad (19)
  • Mandatory Power play (1-6): Afghanistan 55/1
  • Afghanistan 50/0 in 5.1 overs
  • Referral 5 (10.1 ovs): J Davey against AFG (LBW) Unsuccessful (AFG: 1, SOC: 1)
  • Drinks: Scotland 60/8 in 10.0 overs
  • Scotland 51/7 in 8.2 overs
  • Referral 4 (6.3 ovs): M Leask against AFG (LBW) Unsuccessful (AFG: 1, SOC: 2) (Retained)
  • Referral 3 (3.6 ovs): R Berrington against AFG (LBW) Unsuccessful (AFG: 1, SOC: 2) (Retained)
  • Referral 2 (3.3 ovs): C MacLeod against AFG (LBW) Unsuccessful (AFG: 1, SOC: 2) (Retained)
  • Referral 1 (2.2 ovs): AFG against K Coetzer (LBW) Unsuccessful (AFG: 1, SOC: 2)
  • Mandatory Power play (1-6): Scotland 37/5
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