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HK vs AFG, 2016 - Live Commentary

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Match Ended   
116/6 (20)
119/4 (18)
Afghanistan beat Hong Kong by 6 wickets
  • Player of the Match
    Mohammad Nabi
Right then! We are almost ready with the final contest from this group. Tomorrow, we will have matches from Group A which still looks open. It will be Oman taking on Netherlands at 1500 IST (0930 GMT) followed by the Bangladesh-Ireland clash at 1930 IST (1400 GMT). The action commences at Dharamsala. Do join us for the same. Until then, Adios! Take Care!
Victorious Afghanistan captain, ASGHAR STANIKZAI thanks the Almighty first up. Adds that Nabi and Rashid bowled very well and the fielding was good. Confirms that Nabi is his go-to man and he really was good for them tonight. Thinks that they are confident about beating Zimbabwe. Adds that his team is in good form and Noor Ali Zadran batted well tonight to prove that.
Hong Kong skipper, TANWIR AFZAL says that Hong Kong had a good platform in the first 5 overs and looked set to get to 140-145. But laments the missed chances due to loss of wickets in succession and feels that on this wicket, it is difficult for a new batsman to score runs freely. However, he feels that his side can take a lot of positives from the two games, regroup for the final match and take the learnings for the future.
Man of the Match, MOHAMMAD NABI says he is very happy with his performance. Adds that 4/20 are his best figures in a World Cup. Says the he just tried to bowl well and managed to pick up 4 wickets. Adds that he is ready to bowl anywhere, in the Powerplay or the death overs. Ends by saying he is happy to bowl anytime, when required.
So! We have it then. Afghanistan and Zimbabwe play a virtual knockout to make it to the next stage. Wonderful run for the Afghans. 16th win in their last 20 T20Is! Impressive.
Hong Kong looked pretty lost for a major part of the run chase. Ryan Campbell got a couple of wickets but those were gifted to him. Aizaz Khan was the real pick of the bowlers with 0/18 in 4 overs.
A comfortable win for Afghanistan. Pretty much set up by the openers. It was Noor Ali Zadran who started all guns blazing before Shahzad came into his own. The middle order then lost its way a little, but the target was too small for Hong Kong to make any sort of a comeback, especially after the 70-run opening stand.
17.6
4
Haseeb Amjad To Najibullah Zadran
FOUR! Fires one down the leg side. Zadran tickles it delicately to get it past the keeper for a boundary to fine leg. AFGHANISTAN WIN BY 6 WICKETS!
17.5
0
Haseeb Amjad To Najibullah Zadran
Serves it wide and full outside off, Zadran looks for a cover drive but fails to connect.
17.4
4
Haseeb Amjad To Najibullah Zadran
FOUR! And another one! Full and around off, Zadran drives it sweetly in the gap through extra cover for another boundary. Just 2 runs required now for a thumping win.
17.3
4
Haseeb Amjad To Najibullah Zadran
FOUR! Short and on off, Zadran pulls and gets it past the short mid-wicket fielder for a boundary. No way the fielder in the deep could have stopped that one.
17.2
3
Haseeb Amjad To Gulbadin Naib
Slower delivery on middle and leg, Naib lofts it over the mid-wicket fielder. Kinchit makes a lot of ground in the deep and dives to pull it back in. Just a single saved but what an effort.
17.1
0
Haseeb Amjad To Gulbadin Naib
Naib goes for the pull but misses it completely.
HASEEB AMJAD is back on.
End Of The Over 17 : 104/4
2 Runs
    G. Naib
    1 (3)
    N. Zadran
    5 (5)
    N. Ahmed
    4-0-24-1
    16.6
    1
    Nadeem Ahmed To Gulbadin Naib
    JUST SHORT! Serves a short ball outside off, Naib slaps it towards long on. The ball falls inches short of the fielder there as a single is taken.
    16.5
    0
    Nadeem Ahmed To Gulbadin Naib
    Shortish around off, played back to Ahmed for no run.
    16.4
    0
    Nadeem Ahmed To Gulbadin Naib
    Naib shows the full face of the bat and defends the ball off the back foot.
    Gulbadin Naib walks in at number 6, replacing Shafiqullah
    16.3
    W
    Nadeem Ahmed To Shafiqullah OUT!
    OUT! Caught and bowled, very strange dismissal! Tossed up on middle and off. Shafiqullah goes for a slog sweep but the ball comes back off the toe-end of his bat and spoons back towards the bowler. Ahmed dives ahead and takes a good low catch on his followthrough. Do we have a twist in the tail?
    16.2
    0
    Nadeem Ahmed To Shafiqullah
    Length ball on off, shaping away. Shafiqullah defends it to the leg side.
    16.1
    1
    Nadeem Ahmed To Najibullah Zadran
    Tossed up outside off, from round the wicket. Zadran dances down the track and chips it over the bowler for a single.
    NADEEM AHMED is back on.
    End Of The Over 16 : 102/3
    5 Runs
      Shafiqullah
      3 (5)
      N. Zadran
      4 (4)
      A. Khan
      4-0-18-0
      15.6
      2
      Aizaz Khan To Shafiqullah
      Good length delivery on middle and leg, Shafiqullah flicks it to square leg for a brace. Just 15 needed off the last 4 overs.
      15.5
      0
      Aizaz Khan To Shafiqullah
      Full and outside off, Shafiqullah bunts it back to Khan.
      15.4
      1
      Aizaz Khan To Najibullah Zadran
      Good length on off, extra bounce as well. Zadran punches it to long on for a single. Brings up the 100 for Afghanistan.
      15.3
      1
      Aizaz Khan To Shafiqullah
      Back of a length around off, Shafiqullah mistimes his pull to mid-wicket for a single.
      15.2
      0
      Aizaz Khan To Shafiqullah
      Shortish outside off, punched to point for no run.
      15.1
      1
      Aizaz Khan To Najibullah Zadran
      Length ball on the pads, tucked away to fine leg for a single.
      End Of The Over 15 : 97/3
      10 Runs
        Shafiqullah
        0 (1)
        N. Zadran
        2 (2)
        R. Campbell
        4-0-28-2
        14.6
        0
        Ryan Campbell To Shafiqullah
        The batsman has flicked the ball off his pads.
        SHAFIQULLAH SHAFIQ is the new man in.
        14.5
        W
        Ryan Campbell To Najibullah Zadran OUT!
        OUT! Run out. Lazy running. Najibullah drives it through the covers and the batsmen take an easy couple. Najibullah wants the third but Noor Ali is a tad slow in running. The throw is a good one from Hayat to the keeper who disturbs the stumps. Replays show that Noor Ali is short.
        Run out appeal against Najibullah Zadran! Referred upstairs...
        14.4
        0
        Ryan Campbell To Najibullah Zadran
        The batsman has played that off the front foot and into the ground.
        NAJIBULLAH ZADRAN walks in at number 4, replacing Nabi.
        14.3
        W
        Ryan Campbell To Mohammad Nabi OUT!
        OUT! Bowled! Going for one shot too many. Full on middle, 91 kph, Nabi gets down to mow this to the leg side but misses and the ball hits the stumps. Hong Kong manage a smile. Just 22 more needed for Afghanistan from 27 balls now.
        14.2
        4
        Ryan Campbell To Mohammad Nabi
        FOUR! That is a classic shot. Full and outside off, Nabi leans and lofts it over covers for consecutive boundaries!
        14.1
        4
        Ryan Campbell To Mohammad Nabi
        FOUR! Brutal! A full toss on middle, Nabi comes down the track and whips it over mid-wicket for a boundary! Just a bounce near the ropes.
        End Of The Over 14 : 87/1
        4 Runs
          M. Nabi
          9 (8)
          Ali Zadran
          35 (37)
          N. Ahmed
          3-0-22-0
          13.6
          1
          Nadeem Ahmed To Mohammad Nabi
          Driven through mid on by the batsman. They pick up a single.
          13.5
          1
          Nadeem Ahmed To Noor Ali Zadran
          On middle, pushed through mid on for a single.
          13.4
          0
          Nadeem Ahmed To Noor Ali Zadran
          Huge, huge appeal for LBW! Turned down. That looked very close. And replays confirm the same. It was pitched on middle and leg, straightening a touch, Nabi looked to defend but missed it and was hit on the pads. Hawk Eye showed that to be hitting middle.
          13.3
          2
          Nadeem Ahmed To Noor Ali Zadran
          On middle, flicked through mid-wicket for a couple.
          13.2
          0
          Nadeem Ahmed To Noor Ali Zadran
          The batsman has defended it by getting right behind the line of the delivery.
          13.1
          0
          Nadeem Ahmed To Noor Ali Zadran
          Full and down the leg side, Noor Ali looks to flick but misses and is hit on the pads.
          NADEEM AHMED is back on.
          The ball has got discoloured and the umpires are changing it.
          End Of The Over 13 : 83/1
          7 Runs
            M. Nabi
            8 (7)
            Ali Zadran
            32 (32)
            R. Campbell
            3-0-18-1
            12.6
            2
            Ryan Campbell To Mohammad Nabi
            DROPPED! That should have been taken. A high full toss outside off, Nabi lofts this over covers but straight to the man running in, Kinchit Shah. He gets to the ball, but the ball hits his palms and pops out. Two runs taken.
            12.5
            1
            Ryan Campbell To Noor Ali Zadran
            Pushed to the cover region by the batsman. They pick up a single.
            12.4
            1
            Ryan Campbell To Mohammad Nabi
            A full toss on middle, swept through square leg for one.
            12.3
            2
            Ryan Campbell To Mohammad Nabi
            On middle and leg, worked through mid-wicket for a couple. There is a misfield in the deep but no extra run taken.
            12.2
            1
            Ryan Campbell To Noor Ali Zadran
            Outside off, driven through mid off for a single.
            12.1
            0
            Ryan Campbell To Noor Ali Zadran
            Full outside off, pushed straight to cover.
            End Of The Over 12 : 76/1
            4 Runs
              Ali Zadran
              30 (29)
              M. Nabi
              3 (4)
              A. Khan
              3-0-13-0
              11.6
              1
              Aizaz Khan To Noor Ali Zadran
              Full on middle, pushed through mid on for another single.
              11.5
              1
              Aizaz Khan To Mohammad Nabi
              A short ball outside off, 119 kph, Nabi gets across and works this through square leg for one.
              11.4
              1
              Aizaz Khan To Noor Ali Zadran
              Full and down the leg side, flicked towards fine leg for a run.
              11.3
              0
              Aizaz Khan To Noor Ali Zadran
              Outside off, punched off the back foot.
              11.2
              1
              Aizaz Khan To Mohammad Nabi
              A length ball down the leg side, tucked through square leg for a single.
              11.1
              0
              Aizaz Khan To Mohammad Nabi
              A slower bouncer outside off, Nabi ducks.
              End Of The Over 11 : 72/1
              4 Runs
                M. Nabi
                1 (1)
                Ali Zadran
                28 (26)
                R. Campbell
                2-0-11-1
                10.6
                1
                Ryan Campbell To Mohammad Nabi
                The batsman has defended it by getting right behind the line of the delivery. The batsmen have run through for a single.
                10.5
                1
                Ryan Campbell To Noor Ali Zadran
                On middle, punched off the back foot for a run.
                MOHAMMAD NABI walks in at number 3, replacing Shahzad.
                10.4
                W
                Ryan Campbell To Mohammad Shahzad OUT!
                OUT! The fun ends for Shahzad. It was flighted outside off, Shahzad danced down the track and looked to hit this out of the park. But he got more height than distance and skied this miles up in the air. Simple catch for Rath at long off. Shahzad walks away, furious with himself, almost damaging his bat near the dug out. Watch your anger, son. AFGHANISTAN NEED 47 FROM 56 BALLS.
                10.3
                0
                Ryan Campbell To Mohammad Shahzad
                Gets a long way across, as if ready to slog but then defends a straight ball.
                10.2
                1
                Ryan Campbell To Noor Ali Zadran
                Down the leg side, tapped away for a run.
                10.1
                1
                Ryan Campbell To Mohammad Shahzad
                Full and outside off, Shahzad comes down the track and smashes it towards long off for a single.
                At the halfway mark, Afghanistan are 68/0. Just 49 runs needed off the last 10 overs with all the wickets in their kitty. Simple enough, it should be!
                End Of The Over 10 : 68/0
                2 Runs
                  Ali Zadran
                  26 (24)
                  M. Shahzad
                  40 (37)
                  A. Khan
                  2-0-9-0
                  9.6
                  0
                  Aizaz Khan To Noor Ali Zadran
                  Full and on the pads, yet again. Zadran misses to put bat to ball and gets hit on the front pad. Good tidy over, just 2 runs off it.
                  9.5
                  0
                  Aizaz Khan To Noor Ali Zadran
                  Noor Ali drives the good length delivery to mid on for no run.
                  9.4
                  0
                  Aizaz Khan To Noor Ali Zadran
                  PLAY AND A MISS! Full and on middle and leg, Zadran gets rapped on the pads as he comes across to tuck it away. He wanted a single but Shahzad sends him back.
                  9.3
                  0
                  Aizaz Khan To Noor Ali Zadran
                  PLAY AND A MISS! Length delivery outside off, Noor Ali gets beaten looking to punch it down the ground.
                  9.2
                  1
                  Aizaz Khan To Mohammad Shahzad
                  Short ball on middle and off, Shahzad pulls it to deep square leg for a single to move into the 40s.
                  9.1
                  1
                  Aizaz Khan To Noor Ali Zadran
                  JUST SHORT! Length delivery outside off, Noor Ali gets a thick outside edge to it. The ball falls short of Atkinson as Khan can just smile for that moment. A bye taken as a result of a misfield.
                  End Of The Over 9 : 66/0
                  7 Runs
                    M. Shahzad
                    39 (36)
                    Ali Zadran
                    25 (19)
                    R. Campbell
                    1-0-7-0
                    8.6
                    0
                    Ryan Campbell To Mohammad Shahzad
                    Shahzad again comes down the track but gets hit on the pads.
                    8.5
                    4
                    Ryan Campbell To Mohammad Shahzad
                    FOUR! Poor from Campbell! High full toss down the leg side. Shahzad paddles sweeps it throufh the vacant backward square leg region for a boundary.
                    8.4
                    0
                    Ryan Campbell To Mohammad Shahzad
                    Fires a quicker one on middle and off looking at Shahzad charging down the track. Mohammad decides to defend that one.
                    8.3
                    1
                    Ryan Campbell To Noor Ali Zadran
                    Fires one down the leg side, Noor Ali tickles it to the leg side for a single.
                    8.2
                    1
                    Ryan Campbell To Mohammad Shahzad
                    Flighted delivery outside off, Shahzad charges down the track and chips it to long off for a single.
                    8.1
                    1
                    Ryan Campbell To Noor Ali Zadran
                    Tossed up on off, Noor Ali tucks it to deep mid-wicket for a single.
                    RYAN CAMPBELL comes into the attack.
                    End Of The Over 8 : 59/0
                    7 Runs
                      M. Shahzad
                      34 (32)
                      Ali Zadran
                      23 (17)
                      A. Khan
                      1-0-7-0
                      7.6
                      0
                      Aizaz Khan To Mohammad Shahzad
                      Length ball on off, pushed to the off side for a single.
                      7.5
                      4
                      Aizaz Khan To Mohammad Shahzad
                      FOUR! Shahzad opens the face of his bat and runs it down to third man for a boundary.
                      7.4
                      0
                      Aizaz Khan To Mohammad Shahzad
                      Bouncer down the leg side. Shahzad is surprised as he looks to paddle sweep the bouncer. Misses miserably but can't help himself from smiling.
                      7.3
                      1
                      Aizaz Khan To Noor Ali Zadran
                      Fuller length outside off, Zadran looks to drive it straight down the ground but the ball goes off the outside edge to third man. A single taken to get back the entertainer on strike.
                      7.2
                      1
                      Aizaz Khan To Mohammad Shahzad
                      Short ball on middle and off, Shahzad charges down the track and flat-bats it to long on for a single.
                      7.1
                      1
                      Aizaz Khan To Noor Ali Zadran
                      Full and on the pads, flicked to the leg side for a single.
                      AIZAZ KHAN comes into the attack now.
                      End Of The Over 7 : 52/0
                      9 Runs
                        Ali Zadran
                        21 (15)
                        M. Shahzad
                        29 (28)
                        A. Rath
                        1-0-9-0
                        6.6
                        1
                        Anshy Rath To Noor Ali Zadran
                        Flatter on middle and off, Zadran pushes it to wide long on for a single.
                        6.6
                        wd
                        Anshy Rath To Noor Ali Zadran
                        WIDE! Fires one down the leg side. Noor Ali fails to flick it away as the keeper collects it and takes the bails off. An appeal for stumping is turned down as Zadran's back foot was rooted in the crease.
                        6.5
                        0
                        Anshy Rath To Noor Ali Zadran
                        Slower delivery on middle and off, shorter in length as well. Zadran tucks it to square leg for no run.
                        6.4
                        1
                        Anshy Rath To Mohammad Shahzad
                        Tossed up outside off, Shahzad comes down and squeezes it to sweeper cover for a single.
                        6.3
                        6
                        Anshy Rath To Mohammad Shahzad
                        SIX! Wow! Incredible from Shahzad! Flighted on middle and leg, Shahzad dances down the track and goes boom over the long on region for half a dozen.
                        6.2
                        0
                        Anshy Rath To Mohammad Shahzad
                        Arm ball on middle and leg, Shahzad dances down the track and takes it on his pads.
                        6.1
                        0
                        Anshy Rath To Mohammad Shahzad
                        Tossed up on off, Shahzad is ready on his front foot to block it.
                        ANSHUMAN RATH comes into the attack now, replacing the Hong Kong captain.
                        End Of The Over 6 : 43/0
                        13 Runs
                          M. Shahzad
                          22 (24)
                          Ali Zadran
                          20 (13)
                          N. Ahmed
                          2-0-18-0
                          5.6
                          1
                          Nadeem Ahmed To Mohammad Shahzad
                          Tossed up on middle and leg, Shahzad tucks it to short fine leg for a single. AFGHANISTAN 43/0 after the end of Powerplay!
                          5.5
                          6
                          Nadeem Ahmed To Mohammad Shahzad
                          SIX! Massive! Shortish around off, Shahzad camps back and launches it high and over the mid-wicket region for a maximum.
                          FREE HIT coming up now!!!
                          5.5
                          nb
                          Nadeem Ahmed To Mohammad Shahzad
                          NO BALL! Floated on off, Shahzad defends it. A huge smile from Shahzad, thinking of the next delivery.
                          5.4
                          0
                          Nadeem Ahmed To Mohammad Shahzad
                          Flighted on off, Shahzad leans on his front foot and defends it back tot he bowler.
                          5.3
                          0
                          Nadeem Ahmed To Mohammad Shahzad
                          Loopy delivery on off, defended off the front foot.
                          5.2
                          4
                          Nadeem Ahmed To Mohammad Shahzad
                          FOUR! Tossed up outside off stump. Shahzad waits for it and smashes it over covers for a boundary. Poor delivery indeed.
                          5.1
                          1
                          Nadeem Ahmed To Noor Ali Zadran
                          Tossed up on off, Zadran flicks it to the leg side for a single.
                          End Of The Over 5 : 30/0
                          7 Runs
                            M. Shahzad
                            11 (18)
                            Ali Zadran
                            19 (12)
                            T. Afzal
                            3-0-20-0
                            4.6
                            0
                            Tanwir Afzal To Mohammad Shahzad
                            Follows the batsman now, who can only push it to mid off.
                            4.5
                            4
                            Tanwir Afzal To Mohammad Shahzad
                            FOUR! Bosh! The footwork happened well before the ball was even delivered. Shahzad backed away to the leg side and Tanwir bowled a slower one, outside off, slightly shorter in length. Shahzad threw his bat at it and crunched it through cover-point. 87 more needed from 91 balls now.
                            4.4
                            1
                            Tanwir Afzal To Noor Ali Zadran
                            Pushes this through mid on now for one.
                            4.3
                            1
                            Tanwir Afzal To Mohammad Shahzad
                            Outside off, pushed through point for a run.
                            4.2
                            1
                            Tanwir Afzal To Noor Ali Zadran
                            Full on middle, pushed through mid on for a single.
                            4.1
                            0
                            Tanwir Afzal To Noor Ali Zadran
                            Landed outside off, watchfully defended.
                            End Of The Over 4 : 23/0
                            5 Runs
                              M. Shahzad
                              6 (15)
                              Ali Zadran
                              17 (9)
                              N. Ahmed
                              1-0-5-0
                              3.6
                              0
                              Nadeem Ahmed To Mohammad Shahzad
                              Oh dear... this one lands outside off and spins a mile. Shahzad backs away to the leg side to cut but is so far from the ball due to the turn that he gets a bottom edge. Almost slips on the pitch as well.
                              3.5
                              0
                              Nadeem Ahmed To Mohammad Shahzad
                              Full on middle, driven back to the bowler.
                              3.4
                              0
                              Nadeem Ahmed To Mohammad Shahzad
                              Short and outside off, Shahzad goes back to cut but gets a bottom edge to covers.
                              3.3
                              1
                              Nadeem Ahmed To Noor Ali Zadran
                              The batsman has played it towards mid-wicket. One run added to the total.
                              3.2
                              0
                              Nadeem Ahmed To Noor Ali Zadran
                              Full and outside off, pushed defensively towards point.
                              Field change now. Long on comes up to mid on while mid off drops back to long off.
                              3.1
                              4
                              Nadeem Ahmed To Noor Ali Zadran
                              FOUR! All the fielders on the off side are up in the circle and Noor Ali spots that. Flighted outside off, a free hit really with such a field, Noor Ali leans and lofts it over covers for a boundary.
                              NADEEM AHMED to bowl now.
                              End Of The Over 3 : 18/0
                              4 Runs
                                Ali Zadran
                                12 (6)
                                M. Shahzad
                                6 (12)
                                T. Afzal
                                2-0-13-0
                                2.6
                                1
                                Tanwir Afzal To Noor Ali Zadran
                                Outside off, punched off the back foot for a run. 99 needed from 102 balls now.
                                2.5
                                2
                                Tanwir Afzal To Noor Ali Zadran
                                Outstanding timing. Full on middle, 125 kph, Zadran works it beautifully through mid-wicket and the ball just races away. There is a fielder in the deep and the batsmen get a couple.
                                2.4
                                1
                                Tanwir Afzal To Mohammad Shahzad
                                The batsman flicks it away with a wristy shot. One run added to the total.
                                2.3
                                0
                                Tanwir Afzal To Mohammad Shahzad
                                Full on middle and leg, flicked towards short fine leg. Shahzad immediately raises his hand to his partner to stay where he is but Noor Ali keeps on running. He has to turn back midway but the fielder is slow in returning the ball. Noor Ali is back.
                                2.2
                                0
                                Tanwir Afzal To Mohammad Shahzad
                                Landed on middle and off, worked towards short mid-wicket.
                                2.1
                                0
                                Tanwir Afzal To Mohammad Shahzad
                                On middle and off, watchfully blocked out.
                                End Of The Over 2 : 14/0
                                5 Runs
                                  Ali Zadran
                                  9 (4)
                                  M. Shahzad
                                  5 (8)
                                  H. Amjad
                                  1-0-5-0
                                  1.6
                                  0
                                  Haseeb Amjad To Noor Ali Zadran
                                  Landed outside off, 118 kph, stays back to defend.
                                  1.5
                                  2
                                  Haseeb Amjad To Noor Ali Zadran
                                  Full and outside off, worked through square leg for a couple.
                                  1.4
                                  1
                                  Haseeb Amjad To Mohammad Shahzad
                                  The batsman works it down the leg side. The batsmen have run through for a single.
                                  1.3
                                  0
                                  Haseeb Amjad To Mohammad Shahzad
                                  The batsman shows the full face of the bat and defends the ball off the back foot.
                                  1.2
                                  0
                                  Haseeb Amjad To Mohammad Shahzad
                                  Landed outside off, Mohammad hops to block.
                                  1.1
                                  2
                                  Haseeb Amjad To Mohammad Shahzad
                                  Full and outside off, 134 kph, Shahzad heaves this through mid-wicket for a couple.
                                  HASEEB AMJAD to bowl from the other end.
                                  End Of The Over 1 : 9/0
                                  9 Runs
                                    M. Shahzad
                                    2 (4)
                                    Ali Zadran
                                    7 (2)
                                    T. Afzal
                                    1-0-9-0
                                    0.6
                                    1
                                    Tanwir Afzal To Mohammad Shahzad
                                    Full and outside off, Mohammad heaves this through mid on. The fielder does well to dive to his right to stop the ball. A single taken.
                                    0.5
                                    0
                                    Tanwir Afzal To Mohammad Shahzad
                                    DROPPED! That is a toughie but if the keeper is standing up, he is expected to take those. A short ball outside off, Shahzad looks to pull but the ball goes off the bottom edge as it stays low. The keeper Atkinson hops to take the catch but it hits his gloves and drops down.
                                    0.4
                                    0
                                    Tanwir Afzal To Mohammad Shahzad
                                    Landed outside off, watchfully defended.
                                    0.3
                                    3
                                    Tanwir Afzal To Noor Ali Zadran
                                    Ahh.... this is full and outside off, Zadran looks to work this through the leg side but is squared up as the ball moves away slightly. The ball goes off the leading edge through covers and through the infield. It is stopped near the ropes and the batsmen take three. Excellent running. 109 needed from 117 balls.
                                    0.2
                                    4
                                    Tanwir Afzal To Noor Ali Zadran
                                    FOUR! He was looking to hit the ball through the off side but ends up hitting on the other side. Will he complain though? Full and outside off, Noor Ali looks to drive this straight, through mid off but the ball seams in a touch and goes off the inner half of the bat. However, it races past mid on.
                                    0.1
                                    1
                                    Tanwir Afzal To Mohammad Shahzad
                                    Full on middle and off, tucked wide of mid on. The batsmen go for a quick single, the fielder comes rushing in but does not see the ball carefully and fumbles.
                                    The players are out in the middle. It will be the pair of Mohammad Shahzad and Noor Ali Zadran to open the innings for Afghanistan. Skipper Tanwir Afzal to start off proceedings to Shahzad. Here we go.
                                    We are back for the run chase. 117 needed for Afghanistan to wrap up their second win in a row. Looks easy, but you never know with low run chases. A couple of early wickets, especially that of Shahzad and this game could open up.
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                                    Who will win the Match

                                    Worm
                                    PlayerRunsAvg.
                                    Tamim Iqbal BAN29573.75
                                    Virat Kohli IND273136.50
                                    Joe Root ENG24949.80
                                    Mohammad Shahzad AFG22231.71
                                    Jos Buttler ENG19147.75
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                                    PlayerWicketsEco.
                                    Mohammad Nabi AFG126.07
                                    Rashid Khan AFG116.53
                                    Ish Sodhi NZ106.10
                                    Mitchell Santner NZ106.27
                                    Shakib Al Hasan BAN107.21
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