34.6 overs (2 Runs) 2 runs.
34.5 overs (1 Run) Another slower one. This time Ikram waits for it and works it through mid-wicket for one.
34.4 overs (0 Run) A swing and a miss! Slower one outside off, Ikram swings across the line but misses.
34.3 overs (0 Run) Goes full and on middle, this is hit towards cover.
34.2 overs (1 Run) A quick bumper on the body of the batsman, Zadran takes his eyes off the ball and looks to pull but it goes off the higher portion towards backward square leg for one.
34.1 overs (1 Run) Slower one and shorter in length, Ikram mistimes it towards deep mid-wicket for one.
Sheldon Cottrell is back!
Drinks break. What a chase this is turning out to be! Brave batting by Afghanistan so far. The century stand for the second wicket has really given them a platform and Ikram Ali Khil holds the key. He has got an able partner in Najibullah Zadran and together they are going in quite well. The asking rate though is just over 8 now and they will have to keep that under check. Mouthwatering finish on the cards.
33.6 overs (1 Run) Another single to end! Slower through the air on middle, Ikram works it through mid-wicket and gets to the other end.
33.5 overs (1 Run) Just a single now! A full toss and it is quicker. Zadran hits it down to long on and takes one.
33.4 overs (0 Run) Make that 4 as this very full ball is hit to covers.
33.3 overs (0 Run) A low full toss on off, NZ hits it to covers. 3 dots.
33.2 overs (0 Run) Fuller and on off, Zadran hits it back to the bowler.
33.1 overs (0 Run) Full and outside off, this is jammed out to covers.
32.6 overs (1 Run) A single to end a top over for Afghanistan! 13 from it. This is on middle and worked through mid-wicket for one. 132 needed in 102 balls.
32.5 overs (1 Run) A single now as this is worked through mid-wicket.
32.4 overs (2 Runs) Another couple! Shorter again on middle, this is pulled through mid-wicket. The long on fielder runs to his left, dives and stops it, although not cleanly. He parries it to his left and by the time gets up to collect and throw, the batsmen complete the second run.
32.3 overs (2 Runs) A couple! Shorter and on middle, Ikram pulls it towards deep square leg. The fielder in the deep gets to the ball. However, when Roach looks to throw it, it slips out and the batters take one extra run.
32.2 overs (1 Run) This is shorter and outside off, Zadran looks to guide it past backward point but the fielder dives and keeps it to one.
32.1 overs (6 Runs) SIX! That is straight as an arrow! That will surely release the pressure which was built in the last over. Full and on middle, Zadran extends his arms and lofts it over the long off fence. Brathwaite is leaking runs.
31.6 overs (1 Run) Just a single on the last ball! Another good over by Gayle. This is full and on the pads, it is hit down to long on for one.
31.5 overs (0 Run) Another dot as Zadran this time gets hold of the reverse sweep but can't get it past point.
31.4 overs (0 Run) This is darted into the pads, Zadran works it to square leg.
31.3 overs (0 Run) Zadran now comes down the track and also makes room. Gayle fires it on the body. NZ hits it to covers.
31.2 overs (1 Run) Ikram comes down the track and makes this into a full toss. It is hit through mid-wicket for one.
31.1 overs (1 Run) Fuller and on off, this is hit through covers for one.
30.6 overs (1 Run) 9 from the over! A big one for Afghanistan! This is shorter and outside off, the batter slaps it through covers and takes one.
30.5 overs (4 Runs) EDGY FOUR! Slower ball and fuller in length outside off, Zadran swings but it goes off the outer half, past the dive of Thomas at short third man and into the fence.
30.4 overs (1 Run) Well bowled! Ikram dances down the track and Brathwaite bowls a yorker. Ikram tries to jam it out but it goes off the bottom part towards short fine leg for one.
30.3 overs (1 Run) Shorter in length and that has been pulled powerfully through mid-wicket but for one.
30.2 overs (0 Run) Good length on off, Zadran drops it on the off side and tries to run but is sent back.
30.1 overs (0 Run) Nothing off the Free Hit! A slower one on the fuller side on off. Zadran is way too early in his shot. It goes off the toe end to mid off.