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AFG VS SCO Cricket Commentary

Super 12 - Match 1725-Oct-2021

190/420.0 oversRun rate: 9.5
VS
60/1010.2 oversRun rate: 5.81
Afghanistan beat Scotland by 130 runs
Scotland First innings
Brad Wheal0 | 1)*
Rashid Khan2.2|0|9|4
010.210.2: Rashid Khan to Brad Wheal, 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.
010.110.1: Rashid Khan to Josh Davey, 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.
10 Overs | Runs : 60/9 | Run rate : 6
19.89.6: 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.
09.79.5: Karim Janat to Josh Davey, A length ball, slanting on the pads. Davey misses his flick and gets hit on the pads. 
19.69.4: Karim Janat to Safyaan Sharif, Full and on off. Sharif hits it off the inner half to mid-wicket and takes a single.
09.59.4: Karim Janat to Safyaan Sharif, WIDE! Another one angling down the leg side. Sharif misses his tuck.
19.49.3: Karim Janat to Josh Davey, Full and angling down, whipped to deep square leg for one.
09.39.3: Karim Janat to Josh Davey, WIDE! Angles it way down the leg side. Davey misses his flick.
19.29.2: Karim Janat to Safyaan Sharif, On a length, outside off. Sharif punches to covers for one run.
09.19.1: Karim Janat to Safyaan Sharif, A length ball, angling on the pads, flicked to mid-wicket.
9 Overs | Runs : 54/8 | Run rate : 6
18.68.6: Rashid Khan to Safyaan Sharif, A full ball, spinning back in, on middle. Sharif nudges it to mid-wicket for a single. 
08.58.5: Rashid Khan to Chris Greaves, 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.
18.48.4: Rashid Khan to Josh Davey, Flatter and on off. Davey works it to mid-wicket off the inner half. A single now.
08.38.3: 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.
48.28.2: Rashid Khan to Chris Greaves, FOUR! Nicely played. Full and on off. Chris Greaves reverse-sweeps it past point for a boundary.
08.18.1: 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.
8 Overs | Runs : 47/7 | Run rate : 5.88
17.67.6: Mujeeb Ur Rahman to Josh Davey, On middle. Josh Davey reverse sweeps it through point for a single.
07.57.5: Mujeeb Ur Rahman to Mark Watt, 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. 
57.47.4: 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. 
07.37.3: 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. 
07.27.2: Mujeeb Ur Rahman to Chris Greaves, Now goes for the sweep but finds short fine leg. 
07.17.1: Mujeeb Ur Rahman to Chris Greaves, Full and on off. Chris Greaves lunges to defend it out.
7 Overs | Runs : 40/6 | Run rate : 5.71
16.66.6: 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.
16.56.5: Rashid Khan to Mark Watt, Short and outside off, pushed to sweeper cover for a single.
06.46.4: Rashid Khan to Mark Watt, Very full, on middle. Watt blocks it out.
06.36.3: Rashid Khan to Michael Leask, 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. 
16.26.2: 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. 
06.16.1: 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.
6 Overs | Runs : 37/5 | Run rate : 6.17
05.65.6: 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.
15.55.5: Mujeeb Ur Rahman to Chris Greaves, Darted on the pads, worked to square leg for a single.
05.45.4: 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. 
05.35.3: Mujeeb Ur Rahman to George Munsey, 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. 
65.25.2: 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.
05.15.1: Mujeeb Ur Rahman to George Munsey, Serves a short ball, angling around leg. George Munsey makes room and looks to cut but misses.
5 Overs | Runs : 30/4 | Run rate : 6
04.74.6: Naveen-ul-Haq to Michael Leask, Slower, length ball, outside off. Leask punches it to point and shouts 'WAITT". 
04.64.5: Naveen-ul-Haq to Michael Leask, A length ball, way outside off. Michael Leask fails to chase this wayward delivery. 
04.54.4: Naveen-ul-Haq to Michael Leask, Very full and on off. Leask squeezes it out to cover.
04.44.3: Naveen-ul-Haq to Matthew Cross, 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. 
14.34.2: Naveen-ul-Haq to George Munsey, Slower ball, on a length on middle, drilled down to long on for a single.
04.24.2: 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.
04.14.1: Naveen-ul-Haq to George Munsey, A length ball, on middle. Munsey blocks it on the off side.
4 Overs | Runs : 28/3 | Run rate : 7
03.63.6: Mujeeb Ur Rahman to Richie Berrington, 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.
03.53.5: Mujeeb Ur Rahman to Richie Berrington, BEATEN! Googly, around off. Berrington looks to defend it out but misses, as the ball spins away. 
03.43.4: Mujeeb Ur Rahman to Richie Berrington, Full and on off. Richie Berrington defends it out safely to deny the Hat-Trick.
03.33.3: Mujeeb Ur Rahman to Calum MacLeod, 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.
03.23.2: Mujeeb Ur Rahman to Kyle Coetzer, 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.
13.13.1: Mujeeb Ur Rahman to George Munsey, Flatter and on leg. Munsey goes back and cuts it towards point for a single.
3 Overs | Runs : 27/0 | Run rate : 9
42.62.6: 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.
02.52.5: Naveen-ul-Haq to Kyle Coetzer, Fuller and outside off. Kyle Coetzer comes across and digs it out safely.
02.42.4: Naveen-ul-Haq to Kyle Coetzer, Full-length ball, outside off. Kyle Coetzer looks to heave it away but misses.
42.32.3: 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.
02.22.2: 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.
22.12.1: 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.
2 Overs | Runs : 17/0 | Run rate : 8.5
01.61.6: Mujeeb Ur Rahman to George Munsey, Full and around off. Munsey looks to heave it across the line but misses.
01.51.5: Mujeeb Ur Rahman to George Munsey, On middle, worked to mid-wicket.
21.41.4: 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.
41.31.3: 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.
01.21.2: Mujeeb Ur Rahman to George Munsey, Reverse sweeps comes out again, but he does not connect this time.
01.11.1: Mujeeb Ur Rahman to George Munsey, Tossed up, around off. Munsey looks to reverse sweep it but misses. The ball hits the pads.
1 Overs | Runs : 11/0 | Run rate : 11
10.60.6: 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.
00.50.5: Mohammad Nabi to George Munsey, Flatter and on leg. Munsey makes room and looks to cut it away but misses. 
00.40.4: 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.
60.30.3: 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.
40.20.2: 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.
00.10.1: Mohammad Nabi to George Munsey, A dot to start with! Floated, outside off. Munsey stays back and pushes it to point.
Afghanistan First innings
019.619.6: Safyaan Sharif to Najibullah Zadran, OUT! CAUGHT! And 190 is what Afghanistan end with. This is their best ever tally in T20 World Cup. A length ball, around off. Zadran looks to go big again, but this time he finds the fielder in the deep. He heaves it across the line towards deep square leg. Brad Wheal moves to his right and takes a sharp catch. Safyaan Sharif bags his second wicket. AFGHANISTAN END THEIR INNINGS AT 190/4.
619.519.5: Safyaan Sharif to Najibullah Zadran, SIX! Zadran is making sure his side finishes on a high. Full and on off. Zadran hangs back, gets under the ball and muscles it over the long on fence for a biggie. In fact, the ball is outside the ground yet again. Why bother running for these shots. 190 is up for Afghanistan. What a start to their campaign.
119.419.4: Safyaan Sharif to Mohammad Nabi, A length ball, on off. Nabi works it towards long on for a single.
419.319.3: Safyaan Sharif to Mohammad Nabi, FOUR! Nabi is on the charge. Slower bouncer, on off. Nabi stays inside the crease and pulls it towards deep square leg and bags a boundary.
119.219.2: Safyaan Sharif to Najibullah Zadran, On a length, around off. Zadran lifts it over cover and gets a single.
219.119.1: Safyaan Sharif to Najibullah Zadran, A length ball, on off. Zadran flicks it through mid-wicket for a couple.
19 Overs | Runs : 176/3 | Run rate : 9.26
218.618.6: Josh Davey to Mohammad Nabi, Full and outside off. Nabi guides it above the point fielder. The fielder leaps but the ball goes over him. The batters get a couple.
418.518.5: Josh Davey to Mohammad Nabi, FOUR! Nabi goes straight down the ground. He certainly has calm nerves. Fuller and on off. Nabi stands tall and slaps it over the bowler's head. The ball races away into the boundary at long off. The fielder puts in a dive but in vain.
118.418.4: Josh Davey to Najibullah Zadran, Short and on off. Zadran pulls it through mid-wicket and gets a single. This also brings up his FIFTY. What an innings by the man.
018.318.3: Josh Davey to Rahmanullah Gurbaz, OUT! CAUGHT! Josh Davey gets himself into the wicket's column. The leading wicket-taker for Scotland has struck at the biggest stage. He would be relieved after leaking a few too many runs. A full-length ball, outside off. Gurbaz comes across and throws his bat on it. The ball skies in the air and goes towards extra cover. Kyle Coetzer comes forward and pouches it comfortably.
118.218.2: Josh Davey to Najibullah Zadran, A length ball, on the pads. Zadran clips it through square leg for a single.
218.118.1: Josh Davey to Najibullah Zadran, Full-length ball, on middle. Zadran flicks it through square leg for a couple for runs.
18 Overs | Runs : 166/2 | Run rate : 9.22
117.717.6: Mark Watt to Najibullah Zadran, On off, pushed to cover for a single.
617.617.5: Mark Watt to Najibullah Zadran, SIX! All the way. Full and on off. Zadran powers it over the long off fence for a maximum.
017.517.4: Mark Watt to Rahmanullah Gurbaz, LEG BYE! NOT OUT! Scotland took the review in hope, but it goes against them. Loopy ball, full and on leg. Gurbaz looks to sweep it away but misses. The ball goes towards fine leg off the pads. The batters sneak a leg bye. Although, Mark Watt wants his skipper to take it upstairs even though the keeper mentioned it is going down leg. In the end, the skipper, goes with the bowler. The Ultra Edge shows the bat was absent. The Ball Tracker showed the ball was missing the wickets. Scotland lose a review here.
117.417.3: Mark Watt to Najibullah Zadran, On off, Zadran lifts towards long off for a single.
417.317.2: Mark Watt to Najibullah Zadran, FOUR! Down the ground. Floated, full and on off. Zadran makes room and lifts it towards long on. The ball goes into the boundary on a bounce.
017.217.2: Mark Watt to Najibullah Zadran, WIDE! Full and down leg. Zadran looks to flick it away but misses. Wide called.
017.117.1: Mark Watt to Najibullah Zadran, Flighted, full and on middle. Zadran hangs back and pushes it to cover.
17 Overs | Runs : 152/2 | Run rate : 8.94
116.616.6: Brad Wheal to Najibullah Zadran, Short ball, on the bodyline. Zadran tucks it to the leg side and takes off for a quick single. Another great over from Afghanistan's prespective. 16 runs coming off it. 
116.516.5: Brad Wheal to Rahmanullah Gurbaz, A length ball, around off. Gurbaz whips it across the line through mid-wicket for a single.
616.416.4: Brad Wheal to Rahmanullah Gurbaz, SIX! BANG! 150 comes up for Afghanistan in some style. A full-length ball, on off. Gurbaz steps forward and smokes it over the long on fence for a biggie.
116.316.3: Brad Wheal to Rahmanullah Gurbaz, A length ball, on off. Gurbaz comes across and whips it across the line through mid-wicket. The batters decide to take two. The fielder in the deep collects the ball and throws is to the keeper who clips the bails. The batter puts in a dive to safe himself and it looks to is inside the crease. The umpire decides to take it upstairs to check a short run first and then the run out. The replays show there is a short run by Gurbaz and the replays show Gurbaz was well inside the crease to mark himself save. In the end, the batters get a single.
616.216.2: Brad Wheal to Rahmanullah Gurbaz, SIX! Out of here! It is raining sixes in Sharjah. The balls are just going out of the park here. Gurbaz has turned to attack now. Full and on off. Gurbaz comes forward and lifts it over the long on fence for a maximum.
016.116.1: Brad Wheal to Najibullah Zadran, LEG BYE! Full and on the pads. Zadran misses his flick. The ball goes towards the leg side. The batters collect a leg bye.
16 Overs | Runs : 137/2 | Run rate : 8.56
115.615.6: Safyaan Sharif to Najibullah Zadran, Full and straight, heaved towards deep mid-wicket for a single.
015.515.5: Safyaan Sharif to Najibullah Zadran, Sharif does get the yorker in this time. It's on middle and Zadran can't get underneath it.
015.415.4: Safyaan Sharif to Najibullah Zadran, Full but on the pads. Zadran flicks it straight to the man at short fine leg.
615.315.3: Safyaan Sharif to Najibullah Zadran, SIX! This is probably the biggest hit of the tournament so far! Sharif tries going into the wicket again and Zadran reads it well. Zadran swings through the line of the ball and dispatches this one on the roof over the long on fence.
115.215.2: Safyaan Sharif to Rahmanullah Gurbaz, It's now seven singles in a row for Afghanistan. Slower one, on the hips. Rahmanullah Gurbaz nudges it towards backward square leg for a single.
115.115.1: Safyaan Sharif to Najibullah Zadran, Full, on off and driven down to long off for one.
15 Overs | Runs : 127/2 | Run rate : 8.47
114.614.6: Josh Davey to Najibullah Zadran, Slower ball, banged in around the ribs. Zadran looks to pull but is through his shot early. The ball comes off the inside edge and onto the thigh pads before rolling onto the off side. They do take a quick single though.
114.514.5: Josh Davey to Najibullah Zadran, Full and straight, worked nicely around the corner on the leg. The batters race back for the second and make it in time. The replay shows that while running the first run, Zadran didn't have his bat behind the crease and hence it will only be a single.
114.414.4: Josh Davey to Rahmanullah Gurbaz, Full again and outside off stump. Rahmanullah Gurbaz heaves it off the inner half of the bat towards wide long on for another one.
114.314.3: Josh Davey to Najibullah Zadran, Davey bowls this one into the pitch, outside off and angling across the left-hander. Zadran dabs it down towards long on and rotates the strike.
114.214.2: Josh Davey to Rahmanullah Gurbaz, Full and wide, driven towards wide long off for one.
614.114.1: Josh Davey to Rahmanullah Gurbaz, SIX! WOW! This is an unreal shot, almost like the helicopter shot. In the slot and Rahmanullah Gurbaz with a flick of the wrists. The ball sails over the square leg fence for a biggie.
14 Overs | Runs : 116/2 | Run rate : 8.29
413.613.6: Mark Watt to Najibullah Zadran, FOUR! A gift from Mark Watt as he angles this one in quick and on the pads. Najibullah Zadran just helps it over short fine leg and the ball races away into the fence.
113.513.5: Mark Watt to Rahmanullah Gurbaz, On middle and leg, turned through square leg for a single.
013.413.4: Mark Watt to Rahmanullah Gurbaz, Fourth dot on the trot! Watt fires in a yorker this time, on the off stump. Rahmanullah Gurbaz digs it to the left of the bowler, who dives and makes a good stop.
013.313.3: Mark Watt to Rahmanullah Gurbaz, Watt fires this one in full and wide. Rahmanullah Gurbaz watchfully leaves it alone.
013.213.2: Mark Watt to Rahmanullah Gurbaz, Quicker and flatter, around off. Rahmanullah Gurbaz can't get it through covers again.
013.113.1: Mark Watt to Rahmanullah Gurbaz, Slightly shorter, on off and this is crunched off the back foot but straight to cover.
13 Overs | Runs : 111/2 | Run rate : 8.54
412.612.6: Chris Greaves to Najibullah Zadran, FOUR! This is a poor delivery from Chris Greaves as he drifts down the leg side with fine leg inside the circle. Zadran gets low and just paddles it fine into the fine leg boundary. 13 off that over.
112.512.5: Chris Greaves to Rahmanullah Gurbaz, Flatter one, around off and this is punched off the back foot towards wide long off for one.
612.412.4: Chris Greaves to Rahmanullah Gurbaz, SIX! The timing was perfect on that one. Fullish ball, around off. Rahmanullah Gurbaz gets down on one knee and plays a slog sweep over the square leg fence for a biggie.
012.312.3: Chris Greaves to Rahmanullah Gurbaz, Nicely flighted, very full and wide of the off stump. Rahmanullah Gurbaz leaves it alone.
112.212.2: Chris Greaves to Najibullah Zadran, Quicker and shorter, around the leg stump. Zadran pulls it to deep square leg for a single. The 100 is up for Afghanistan.
112.112.1: Chris Greaves to Rahmanullah Gurbaz, Full, on middle, pushed down to long on for a single.
12 Overs | Runs : 98/2 | Run rate : 8.17
411.611.6: Brad Wheal to Najibullah Zadran, FOUR! Boundary to end the over! Short of a length, outside off. Zadran frees his arms as he cuts it through point for another boundary. 
111.511.5: Brad Wheal to Rahmanullah Gurbaz, Around off, pushed to covers for a single.
011.411.4: Brad Wheal to Rahmanullah Gurbaz, A back-of-a-length ball, around off. Rahmanullah Gurbaz looks to pull but misses it completely. The ball hits his waist and lobs in the hands of the point fielder. 
111.311.3: Brad Wheal to Najibullah Zadran, Length ball, outside off. Zadran punches it through point for a single.
211.211.2: Brad Wheal to Najibullah Zadran, Good running between the wickets! On middle. Zadran flicks it with soft hands to deep mid-wicket and takes a quick couple. 
111.111.1: Brad Wheal to Rahmanullah Gurbaz, Length ball, on middle. Gurbaz tucks it to mid on for a single.
11 Overs | Runs : 89/2 | Run rate : 8.09
210.610.6: Chris Greaves to Najibullah Zadran, NOT OUT! Short, flatter and around off. Zadran backs away and cuts it to sweeper cover. The fielder throws it to the keeper who flashes the bails off. Zadran had to put in a dive to make his ground and he makes it on time. The third umpire is called to check it and it shows Zadran was well in. Two taken. 
010.510.5: Chris Greaves to Najibullah Zadran, Around off. Zadran steers it to short third man. 
410.410.4: Chris Greaves to Najibullah Zadran, FOUR! Up and Over! Zadran is off the mark! It was the googly but Zadran reads it nicely. Times it perfectly over extra cover for a boundary. 
010.310.3: Chris Greaves to Najibullah Zadran, Flatter and on off. Zadran works it to point. 
010.210.2: Chris Greaves to Najibullah Zadran, Full and on off. Zadran drives it nicely but straight to covers.
110.110.1: Chris Greaves to Rahmanullah Gurbaz, Quick single! A flatter ball, outside off. Gurbaz hits it back to his fellow partner. The ball hits his bat and deflects to mid off and the batters take a single. 
10 Overs | Runs : 82/2 | Run rate : 8.2
09.69.6: Mark Watt to Najibullah Zadran, Serves a flatter ball, on middle. Defended out.
09.59.5: Mark Watt to Hazratullah Zazai, OUT! TIMBER! Scotland needed that very badly as the dangerous Zazai goes back! Watt who actually is a spinner serves it on 107 clicks and nails his yorker angling on middle. Hazratullah Zazai gets beaten by the pace. He gets an inside edge as he looks to jam it out and the ball ricochets it back on the wooden sticks behind. 
09.49.4: Mark Watt to Hazratullah Zazai, Tossed up on middle. Zazai mistimes his hit back to the bowler.
29.39.3: Mark Watt to Hazratullah Zazai, Full and slanting on middle. Zazai heaves it to deep mid-wicket for another couple. 
19.29.2: Mark Watt to Rahmanullah Gurbaz, Full again, on middle. Gurbaz skips down and nudges it to deep mid-wicket for a single.
09.19.1: Mark Watt to Rahmanullah Gurbaz, Full and on middle, pushed to mid-wicket. 
9 Overs | Runs : 79/1 | Run rate : 8.78
28.78.6: Josh Davey to Hazratullah Zazai, In the air but safe! A short ball, on middle, another slower ball. Hazratullah Zazai is too early on his pull shot and gets a top edge to deep backward square leg. The fielder runs to his right, runs over but does well to stop it. Two runs taken. 12 coming of it. 
28.68.5: Josh Davey to Hazratullah Zazai, A length ball, slower and on middle. Zazai reads the pace and pulls it to deep mid-wicket for a couple of runs. 
18.58.4: Josh Davey to Rahmanullah Gurbaz, On a length, on off, drilled down to long on for one.
08.48.4: Josh Davey to Rahmanullah Gurbaz, WIDE! Full and way outside off. Left alone.
28.38.3: Josh Davey to Rahmanullah Gurbaz, Easy two! A length ball, on off, pushed down to wide long off for a brace. 
48.28.2: Josh Davey to Rahmanullah Gurbaz, FOUR! Now Gurbaz attacks! A short ball, on middle. Gurbaz attacks as he comes down the pitch, pulls it wide of deep mid-wicket and bags himself a boundary. 
08.18.1: Josh Davey to Rahmanullah Gurbaz, A slower length ball, on middle. Gurbaz defends it out. 
8 Overs | Runs : 67/1 | Run rate : 8.38
17.67.6: Chris Greaves to Rahmanullah Gurbaz, Touch short and outside off. Gurbaz cuts it to point for a single.
27.57.5: Chris Greaves to Rahmanullah Gurbaz, On the pads, tucked to mid-wicket for a brace. Good running.
07.47.4: Chris Greaves to Rahmanullah Gurbaz, Tossed up, full and on off. Gurbaz looks to defend it out. The ends up chipping back to the bowler, but it lands just short of Chris Greaves.
17.37.3: Chris Greaves to Hazratullah Zazai, Short and on off. Zazai pulls it to mid-wicket for a single. The fielder collects the ball, but does not realise the batters are taking a single, unless he gets a shout from his keeper. In the end, the batter was well inside the crease.
67.27.2: Chris Greaves to Hazratullah Zazai, SIX! BANG! But this time he connects well. Full and around off. Zazai gets low and slog-sweeps it over the mid-wicket fence for a biggie. 
07.17.1: Chris Greaves to Hazratullah Zazai, Flatter and outside off, spinning away. Zazai hangs back and looks to cut it away but misses.
7 Overs | Runs : 57/1 | Run rate : 8.14
06.76.6: Mark Watt to Rahmanullah Gurbaz, Tossed up, full and on off. Gurbaz defends it out watchfully. A great over by Mark Watt just two runs off it. 
06.66.6: Mark Watt to Rahmanullah Gurbaz, WIDE! Floated, sliding down leg. Gurbaz looks to flick but misses. Wide called.
06.56.5: Mark Watt to Rahmanullah Gurbaz, Flatter and on off. Gurbaz tucks it to mid-wicket.
06.46.4: Mark Watt to Rahmanullah Gurbaz, Three dots on the trot! Full and on middle. Gurbaz comes forward and defends it back to the bowler.
06.36.3: Mark Watt to Rahmanullah Gurbaz, Flighted, full and on off. Gurbaz defends it onto the pitch.
06.26.2: Mark Watt to Rahmanullah Gurbaz, A dot now! Loopy ball, full and on off. Gurbaz pushes it to mid on. The fielder there moves to his left and makes a good stop.
16.16.1: Mark Watt to Hazratullah Zazai, Floated, full and on off. Zazai pushes it to long on for a single.
6 Overs | Runs : 55/1 | Run rate : 9.17
05.65.6: Safyaan Sharif to Hazratullah Zazai, LEG BYE! Full and on the pads. Zazai looks to flick but misses. The ball goes towards square leg off the pads. The batters collect a leg bye. A nice over by Safyaan Sharif. Afghanistan are 55/1, at the end of the Powerplay.
05.55.5: Safyaan Sharif to Mohammad Shahzad, OUT! CAUGHT! A good come back by Safyaan Sharif. He draws the first blood. This is the breakthrough they were looking for and what a time to strike. A full-length ball, on off. Shahzad flicks it uppishly towards deep mid-wicket looking to deal in boundaries, but this time he finds the man in the deep. Chris Greaves settles under it in the deep and grabs the catch. Scotland will look to make inroads with the momentum.
15.45.4: Safyaan Sharif to Hazratullah Zazai, A length ball, around off. Zazai pulls it to deep mid-wicket for a single. 
15.35.3: Safyaan Sharif to Mohammad Shahzad, Good-length ball, on leg. Shahzad makes room and flicks it to mid-wicket for a single.
25.25.2: Safyaan Sharif to Mohammad Shahzad, Full length, on off. Shahzad stays inside the crease and throws his bat at it. The ball goes over point. The batters take two before the fielder cuts it out.
45.15.1: Safyaan Sharif to Mohammad Shahzad, FOUR! Shahzad is racing with his partner it seems. A length ball, outside off. Shahzad looks to chase it. The ball takes the outside edge and goes past the keeper into the boundary at third man. 50 is up for Afghanistan.
5 Overs | Runs : 46/0 | Run rate : 9.2
14.64.6: Brad Wheal to Mohammad Shahzad, Back of a length, on off. Shahzad stays back and pulls it off the top end of the blade towards mid-wicket. The batters take a single. 16 runs coming of this over. Afghanistan have the upper hand now.
44.54.5: Brad Wheal to Mohammad Shahzad, FOUR! Nicely played. A full-length ball, on off. Shahzad comes across and heaves it across the line. The ball goes through mid-wicket and into the boundary. Both the openers are on the attack now.
14.44.4: Brad Wheal to Hazratullah Zazai, Shortish, around off. Zazai pulls it to deep mid-wicket and rotates the strike.
04.34.3: Brad Wheal to Hazratullah Zazai, A length ball, around middle and leg. Zazai defends it back to the bowler.
44.24.2: Brad Wheal to Hazratullah Zazai, FOUR! CRACKED! On a length, outside off. Zazai hangs back and punches it through the gap between point and cover. The fielder gives it a chase but is despair. Boundary.
64.14.1: Brad Wheal to Hazratullah Zazai, SIX! All the way! Zazai is on a roll. Fuller and around off. Zazai stays inside the crease and smokes it over the mid-wicket fence for a biggie. This is also the longest boundary. He made that look so easy.
4 Overs | Runs : 30/0 | Run rate : 7.5
13.63.6: Josh Davey to Hazratullah Zazai, On middle and this is heaved towards deep mid-wicket for one.
43.53.5: Josh Davey to Hazratullah Zazai, FOUR! This time Davey goes full and wide, allowing Hazratullah Zazai to free his arms a bit. Zazai slices this one over backward point and the ball trickles into the vacant third man fence.
13.43.4: Josh Davey to Mohammad Shahzad, Slower one this time, on off stump. Mohammad Shahzad works it through mid-wicket and gets a single.
13.33.3: Josh Davey to Hazratullah Zazai, Length again, on off and angled in from around the stumps. Zazai is cramped for room again but manages to dab it down towards mid on for a quick single.
03.23.2: Josh Davey to Hazratullah Zazai, Davey hurls across a length ball from wide off the crease and bowls it outside off. Zazai looks to cut but is unable to reach it.
13.13.1: Josh Davey to Mohammad Shahzad, A length ball, on off and angled in. Shahzad whips it towards deep mid-wicket for a single.
3 Overs | Runs : 22/0 | Run rate : 7.33
02.72.6: Safyaan Sharif to Hazratullah Zazai, Excellent finish to the over from Safyaan Sharif. A yorker, on off and Zazai can't get it away as he just manages to dig it out. Just 2 coming off the over.
02.62.6: Safyaan Sharif to Hazratullah Zazai, WIDE! This one is angled down the leg side, Zazai looks to flick but misses. Wided.
12.52.5: Safyaan Sharif to Mohammad Shahzad, Short of a length, on middle. Shahzad manages to pull it down towards deep mid-wicket and picks up a single.
02.42.4: Safyaan Sharif to Mohammad Shahzad, Shahzad shuffles across his stumps trying to target the short leg side boundary but Sharif follows him a bit and cramps him for room. In the end Shahzad mistimes it towards short mid-wicket.
02.32.3: Safyaan Sharif to Mohammad Shahzad, Right on the money. A length ball, on top of off and Shahzad keeps it out watchfully.
02.22.2: Safyaan Sharif to Mohammad Shahzad, Well bowled from Sharif. Sharif bowls a slower one, slightly fuller and just outside the off stump. Mohammad Shahzad throws the kitchen sink at it but is unable to make a connection.
02.12.1: Safyaan Sharif to Mohammad Shahzad, Good-length ball, outside off and swinging away a bit. Mohammad Shahzad tries to go a bit too hard at it but ends up mistiming it towards covers.
2 Overs | Runs : 20/0 | Run rate : 10
61.61.6: Michael Leask to Hazratullah Zazai, SIX! That sounded so good off the bat! In the slot again and this time Hazratullah Zazai gets on one knee and slog sweeps this one way over the mid-wicket fence for a huge hit. 18 off Leask's first over and Afghanistan already in fifth gear.
11.51.5: Michael Leask to Mohammad Shahzad, Quicker and flatter, around middle and leg. Shahzad rocks back and turns it on the leg side for a single.
61.41.4: Michael Leask to Mohammad Shahzad, SIX! WOW! Mohammad Shahzad has been watching Zazai for the past nine deliveries and when his opportunity comes he starts off with a maximum. Full and wide, Shahzad lifts this one over the cover fence with ease.
11.31.3: Michael Leask to Hazratullah Zazai, Tossed up, on middle and pushed down to long on for a run.
41.21.2: Michael Leask to Hazratullah Zazai, FOUR! Leask tries to bowl full and straight but tosses this one up right in the slot. Hazratullah Zazai punches it straight back and finds the fence for the first boundary of the innings.
01.11.1: Michael Leask to Hazratullah Zazai, Loopy ball, around off. Zazai pushes it to mid off.
1 Overs | Runs : 2/0 | Run rate : 2
10.70.6: Brad Wheal to Hazratullah Zazai, Short of a good length, around middle. Hazratullah Zazai rocks back and pulls it to deep mid-wicket and picks up a single to get off the mark. Just 2 runs off the first over.
00.60.5: Brad Wheal to Hazratullah Zazai, An action replay of the previous ball as Zazai is cramped for room again.
00.50.4: Brad Wheal to Hazratullah Zazai, No run off the bat yet. Back of a length, around middle and leg, allowing no room to Zazai to free his arms. Zazai dabs it down towards short mid on.
00.40.3: Brad Wheal to Hazratullah Zazai, On off again and Zazai caresses it towards point.
00.30.2: Brad Wheal to Hazratullah Zazai, Slightly pitched up, on middle and angling across the left-hander. Zazai stays solid in defense.
00.20.2: Brad Wheal to Hazratullah Zazai, WIDE! Wheal looks to swing it into the pads but drifts down the leg side. Zazai misses the flick and a wide is signalled.
00.10.1: Brad Wheal to Hazratullah Zazai, Wheal starts with a length ball, hurled across on off stump. Zazai watchfully keeps it out on the off side.
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