Afghanistan vs Nepal

Match info: ICC World Twenty20 at Zohur Ahmed Chowdhury Stadium - Group A

Date: 20th Mar 2014 Umpires: S Ravi and A S Dar

20-over match

Home team and score Away team score

Afghanistan

132/8 (20.0 Overs)

Result

Nepal

141/5 (20.0 Overs)
0/0 (0.0 Overs)

Nepal win by 9 runs

  • Nepal win by 9 runs

    After an explosive last over, Stanikzai goes out and Afghanistan lose the game by 9 runs. Nepal batted well and then bowled and fielded brilliantly to defend the total. Overall, a good game of cricket and Nepal deserved a win today.
  • Over 20 - Afg 132/8 (Ashraf 2, D Zadran 0)

    Last over of the innings and Afghanistan need 24 runs. Four, Stanikzai hits the first ball for four, that should have been stopped. Four more, two from the first two balls. Stanikzai goes down with some cramps, gets some attention from the physio. A couple of runs to Stanikzai who inside edges it past the keeper. Four more and the match stays interesting, Stanikzai doing this in style but can Nepal pull it back? WICKET! Kami picks up the wicket, Malla takes the catch, he gave away the two boundaries at the beginning of the over and now he redeems himself. A dot ball to end an exciting over, Nepal win by 9 runs.
  • Over 19 - Afg 118/7 (Ashraf 2, Stanikzai 35)

    30 needed from the last two overs, Mukhiya starts his last over. Three singles from the first three balls, Stanikzai asks for a change of gloves. The pressure creates a WICKET! Khadka takes the catch, Shenwari is out from a top edge and Afghanistan need 27 runs in 8 balls. Ashraf comes in to bat. Six runs from the over, a good one from Mukhiya.
  • Over 18 - Afg 112/6 (Shenwari 14, Stanikzai 32)

    42 needed from 3 overs, Kami comes back into the attack, a double change from Nepal. Four, Shenwari has to attack every ball, he only manages to inside edge it for four. Another good yorker and Shenwari hits it down the ground for a couple of runs. Three, the fielder at deep midwicket does well to stop the boundary, he keeps it down to three runs. Three singles to end the over.
  • Over 17 - Afg 100/6 (Shenwari 4, Stanikzai 30)

    A single to Shenwari, Mukhiya comes back into the attack to create more pressure. Stanikzai digs out the yorker for a couple of runs, it was a good ball, but well negotiated by Stanikzai. Three more to Stanikzai, he slices it behind point for some much needed runs. Afghanistan bring their 100 up.
  • Over 16 - Afg 93/6 (Shenwari 2, Stanikzai 25)

    Just four runs from the over, brilliant stuff from Pun. Nepal gaining control of this game.
  • Over 15 - Afg 89/6 (Shenwari 1, Stanikzai 22)

    WICKET! Regmi comes back into the attack and strikes with the first ball. He tosses it up and outside off, gets some extra bounce and Pun takes a smart catch at point. The equation gets tougher for Afghanistan. Six from the over and the required rate shoots up to 10.6 per over.
  • Over 14 - Afg 83/5 (Shafiqullah 36, Stanikzai 17)

    A dot to start the over, and Pun just gives away three runs from the over. Afghanistan need 59 runs from 36 balls.
  • Over 13 - Afg 80/5 (Shafiqullah 34, Stanikzai 16)

    Six, Shafiqullah starts the over with a six over deep square leg. Gauchan into his third over, Stanikzai hits the third ball down the ground for four, big over for Afghanistan.
  • Over 12 - Afg 67/5 (Shafiqullah 26, Stanikzai 11)

    Three singles from the 12th over, Sagar Pun finishes his first over. Afghanistan need 75 runs from 48 balls.
  • Over 11 - Afg 64/5 (Shafiqullah 24, Stanikzai 10)

    A couple of singles and then Stanikzai hits a six over long-on, clean strike. Eight from the over.
  • Over 10 - Afg 56/5 (Shafiqullah 23, Stanikzai 3)

    Stanikzai comes in to bat, after the fall of his captain. Shafiqullah takes a single from Khadka's first ball and Stanikzai gets off the mark with a couple of runs after a few dots. Six from the over, the required rate is stretched to 8.6 per over.
  • Over 9 - Afg 50/5 (Shafiqullah 21)

    Gauchan comes into the attack, he was really impressive in the first game. WICKET! Khadka runs in from fine leg, a long way and then lines up and takes the catch, brilliant stuff from Nepal and Gauchan gets a wicket with his second ball. Mangal goes and the captain walks in. WICKET! Another one from Gauchan, Shakti takes off for a sprint, Nabi is trapped lbw, brilliant over from Gauchan.
  • Over 8 - Afg 46/3 (Mangal 5, Shafiqullah 17)

    Khadka starts his second over, a couple of dots, Shafiqullah then hits it to deep cover for a single. Four, Mangal hits it over point for four, the required rate is 8 per over.
  • Over 7 - Afg 41/3 (Mangal 1, Shafiqullah 16)

    Shafiqullah is the new man in, Regmi comes back into the attack. Four, he starts the over with a boundary, Shafiqullah hits it through backward point for four. Four more as Shafiqullah paddles it down to the fine leg boundary. Another boundary, this time it is short and Shafiqullah hits it in front of point for four.
  • Over 6 - Afg 24/3 (Mangal 1, Shafiqullah 3)

    Khadka brings himself into the attack, three singles from the over, Afghanistan need 118 to win from 14 overs.
  • Over 5 - Afg 21/3 (Mangal 0, Shafiqullah 1)

    A couple of dots and Mukhiya gets a WICKET! Shahzad is caught at third man as he tries to whack it over the ropes, Kami takes the catch and Nepal celebrate. Mangal comes to the crease. WICKET! One more for Nepal, Najibullah tries it hit it over the infield but does not get any timing on the ball and the mid-on fielder takes an easy catch. A single and two wickets from the over.
  • Over 4 - Afg 20/1 (Najibullah 5, Shahzad 6)

    WICKET! Kami strikes with the first ball of his second over, he skids through the defenses of Sadiq, and Sadiq is bowled. Najibullah Zadran walks out to bat. A couple of runs from the over and Najibullah hits the last ball for four, to make it six from the over.
  • Over 3 - Afg 14/0 (Sadiq 8, Shahzad 5)

    Mukhiya replaces Regmi, a couple of dots to start the over, Shahzad hits his first boundary of the innings, just four runs from the over.
  • Over 2 - Afg 10/0 (Sadiq 8, Shahzad 1)

    Sompal Kami to bowl the second over, just a single from the over. Good over to start.

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