The Man of the Match goes to Samiullah Shenwari for his match winning knock of 96 runs. He thanks God for it, also says that he played a poor shot to get out at the end of the innings. That is all from our side. This was the last match to be played at this venue. The crowd supported both the teams and got to enjoy a thrilling contest. For now a good bye from us, enjoy the coverage of the other match that is going on between Sri Lanka and Bangladesh.
The Scottish bowlers were brilliant in the middle overs. Berrington got four wickets and Davey picked up two but they were not able to get the important wicket of Shenwari, he was dropped on 20 by Majid Haq. That is why they say, catches win matches. Haq dropped the catch and ended up on the losing side. Scotland are still winless in the three World Cups. They had a good chance today but they couldn't do it today as well. On the other hand, Afghanistan get their first victory in World Cup, they'll be pretty please with their effort! Afterall, a win is a win!
Even after watching wickets fall down like nine pins from the other end, Shenwari kept his calm, played it sensibly and then exploded at the end getting 19 runs of the 40th over. He got out to a needless shot but Shapoor got a couple of boundaries at the death and helped Afghanistan to get over the line, he also got a 4-wicket haul with ball. An all-round performance by him today!
An amazing finish to the game. Afghanistan need to thank that man, Samiullah Shenwari who took it down to the wire and scored a brilliant 96. A phenomenal performance by him. During the run chase, Afghanistan got off to a good start, Ahmadi got a quick run-a-ball 50. Then they faced a batting order collapse losing 5 wickets for only 11 runs.
Iain Wardlaw to Shapoor Zadran
FOUR! AFGHANISTAN HAVE WON A THRILLER! Wardlaw serves a full toss on the pads, Shapoor flicks it through square leg for a boundary. What a win, AFGHANISTAN WIN BY 1 WICKET!
Run out missed! Wardlaw bowls it on the pads. The ball hits Shapoor on the pads and he looks to take a leg bye. Machan is onto it a flash and has a shy at the striker's end but misses. 4 runs, 4 balls!
Iain Wardlaw to Hamid Hassan
Yorker around off, Hassan somehow squeezes this out to third man for a single. That was a brilliant delivery.
5 runs off 6 balls required!
Richie Berrington to Shapoor Zadran
FOUR! Important boundary! Short of a length on the pads, Zadran plays this one delicately to fine leg for a boundary.
Wide! Berrington bowls a wide delivery outside off, Shapoor lets it go through.
Richie Berrington to Hamid Hassan
Leg bye! Back of a length delivery around off, hits Hassan on the thigh and they scamper across for a leg bye.
Fullish and outside off, pushed to covers by Hassan.
Good length delivery outside off, pushed to sweeper cover for one run.
Back of a length delivery outside off, played to third man for one run.
Length delivery on the pads, played through square leg for a single.
Alasdair Evans to Shapoor Zadran
Length delivery outside off, played to point for a single.
Alasdair Evans to Hamid Hassan
Fuller outside off, played to covers for a single. The direct hit at the bowler's end results in the overthrow.
Wide! Unusual bounce. Too high to worry Hassan!
Length ball around middle and leg, played to mid-wicket for a single.
NOT OUT! Length ball on the pads, Shapoor looks to flick but misses. The ball brushes the thigh pad and goes to the keeper. The players appeal for a caught behind but the umpire is not interested. The replays confirm that it was flicking the pads. Umpire's decision stays!