World Cup 2015: Afghanistan creates history (Scorecard)

World Cup 2015: Afghanistan creates history (Scorecard)

Feb 27 (TruthDive) : It was a red letter day for Afghanistan as they won their first ever match in the World Cup tournament in only their third appearance, against Scotland, who are still searching for their first victory in the world stage in 11 appearances.

This was the closest finish in the World Cup 2015 as the match went in to the last over with all three results possible as Afghanistan needed 5 runs to win while Scotland required one wicket to seal their first victory. Afghanistan’s Zadran maintained his composure and got the much needed boundary on the 3rd delivery of the last over to seal victory and spark wide celebrations amongst the crowd and across his nation which has been deprived of such sparkling success.

This match was the first time that the 9th wicket partnership fetched more than 50 runs for both sides as the teams relied on the tail to rally them out of trouble.

Scotland were off to a sedate start scoring 38 runs in the first 10 overs for the loss of MacLeod for a duck in the 2nd. Coetzer and Gardiner fell in quick succession to leave them at 40/3 after which Machan and Mommsen added 53 runs. Zadran then struck with 2 quick wickets to reduce the Scots  to 144/8 with 13.2 overs still left.

Haq and Evans then added 62 invaluable runs, which almost took them home , for the 9th wicket and it was only in the last over of the innings, that the pair were separated.

With wicket stumbling regularly, the Scots were able to post only 210 on board and looked too small to defend. Shapoor Zadran was the pick of the bowlers with 4 wickets  for 38 runs while Dawlat Zadran ended up with 3 for 29.

The Afghanistan innings got off to a brisk start, thanks to Ahmadi who attacked the Scotland bowlers from the very outset. He scored a run a ball 51 and added 42 runs for the opening wicket in just 7.2 overs with Mangal.

All looked good for the Afghanis when Ahmadi and Shenwari were in the middle but with the introduction of Berrington, wickets started to tumble.  From a comfortable 85/2 in 18 overs, they were reduced to 97/7 in a space of 34 deliveries, with Berrington claiming 3 of those wickets and Davey accounting for the other two.

Zadran’s wicket with the score on 132 looked liked the end of the fight, but Shewari ensured there was still fight left in him as he added 60 runs for the 9th wicket. He scored a wonderful 96 runs, almost singlehandedly taking Afghanistan to their victory. With 19 still required, he held out to Davey off the bowling of Haq leaving the match delicately poised.

Hassan and Zadran kept their nerves as they knocked off the remaining runs with 3 balls to spare. The evening would be remembered for the never say die innings from Shewari and the fighting spirit of the Afghanistan team in general.

Scorecard : Scotland Vs Afghanistan : Match No 17, Pool A, World Cup 2015-Univ Oval- Dunedin

 

Scotland innings (50 overs maximum)

R

M

B

4s

6s

SR

KJ Coetzer b Dawlat Zadran

25

52

41

5

0

60.97

CS MacLeod c Najibullah Zadran b Dawlat Zadran

0

10

5

0

0

0.00

HJW Gardiner lbw b Hamid Hassan

5

40

20

0

0

25.00

MW Machan b Mohammad Nabi

31

46

28

4

0

110.71

PL Mommsen* c †Afsar Zazai b Gulbadin Naib

23

48

36

4

0

63.88

RD Berrington c †Afsar Zazai b Dawlat Zadran

25

66

46

2

0

54.34

MH Cross c †Afsar Zazai b Shapoor Zadran

15

30

26

1

0

57.69

JH Davey c Hamid Hassan b Shapoor Zadran

1

12

9

0

0

11.11

RM Haq c Gulbadin Naib b Shapoor Zadran

31

74

51

3

0

60.78

AC Evans c Mohammad Nabi b Shapoor Zadran

28

59

37

3

0

75.67

I Wardlaw not out

1

4

2

0

0

50.00

Extras (lb 12, w 12, nb 1)

25

Total (all out; 50 overs; 220 mins)

210

(4.20 runs per over)

Fall of wickets 1-7 (MacLeod, 1.6 ov), 2-38 (Gardiner, 10.5 ov), 3-40 (Coetzer, 11.1 ov), 4-93 (Machan, 21.2 ov), 5-95 (Mommsen, 22.2 ov), 6-132 (Cross, 30.4 ov), 7-134 (Davey, 32.5 ov), 8-144 (Berrington, 36.4 ov), 9-206 (Haq, 49.1 ov), 10-210 (Evans, 49.6 ov)

 

Bowling

O

M

R

W

Econ

0s

4s

6s

 

Shapoor Zadran

10

1

38

4

3.80

41

4

0

(1nb, 2w)
Dawlat Zadran

10

1

29

3

2.90

48

4

0

(2w)
Hamid Hassan

10

1

32

1

3.20

45

5

0

Gulbadin Naib

9

0

53

1

5.88

31

8

0

(2w)
Mohammad Nabi

10

0

38

1

3.80

34

1

0

(2w)
Javed Ahmadi

1

0

8

0

8.00

2

0

0

 

Afghanistan innings (target: 211 runs from 50 overs)

R

M

B

4s

6s

SR

Javed Ahmadi c Machan b Berrington

51

80

51

8

0

100.00

Nawroz Mangal b Evans

7

31

13

0

0

53.84

Asghar Stanikzai c †Cross b Evans

4

3

3

1

0

133.33

Samiullah Shenwari c Davey b Haq

96

176

147

7

5

65.30

Mohammad Nabi* lbw b Davey

1

10

3

0

0

33.33

Afsar Zazai lbw b Berrington

0

4

1

0

0

0.00

Najibullah Zadran c Haq b Berrington

4

9

5

1

0

80.00

Gulbadin Naib c Haq b Davey

0

4

1

0

0

0.00

Dawlat Zadran c Mommsen b Berrington

9

50

25

1

0

36.00

Hamid Hassan not out

15

75

39

1

0

38.46

Shapoor Zadran not out

12

21

10

2

0

120.00

Extras (lb 1, w 10, nb 1)

12

Total (9 wickets; 49.3 overs; 231 mins)

211

(4.26 runs per over)

Fall of wickets 1-42 (Nawroz Mangal, 7.3 ov), 2-46 (Asghar Stanikzai, 7.6 ov), 3-85 (Javed Ahmadi, 18.1 ov), 4-88 (Mohammad Nabi, 19.6 ov), 5-89 (Afsar Zazai, 20.6 ov), 6-96 (Najibullah Zadran, 22.6 ov), 7-97 (Gulbadin Naib, 23.4 ov), 8-132 (Dawlat Zadran, 34.6 ov), 9-192 (Samiullah Shenwari, 46.5 ov)

 

Bowling

O

M

R

W

Econ

0s

4s

6s

 

I Wardlaw

9.3

0

61

0

6.42

29

9

0

(1nb, 2w)
JH Davey

10

1

34

2

3.40

45

4

1

(1w)
AC Evans

10

1

30

2

3.00

45

3

0

(4w)
RM Haq

10

0

45

1

4.50

41

1

4

(1w)
RD Berrington

10

0

40

4

4.00

37

4

0

(2w)

Scorecard Courtesy: espncricinfo.com

World Cup 2015 : Dilshan and Sangakakkara demolish Bangladesh (Scorecard)

World Cup 2015 : Dilshan and Sangakakkara demolish Bangladesh (Scorecard)

Feb 27 (TruthDive) : Sri Lanka walloped a hapless Bangladesh team by 92 runs in the 18th match of the ICC Cricket World Cup 2015 at the Melbourne Cricket Ground in Australia.

The match was lopsided from the very beginning as Bangladesh put up a below par show as they fumbled on the field, dropped catches, missed stumpings , gave away over throws and batted poorly which meant only one result, the opponent winning.

The Bangladesh team which was awarded the test status in 2000 is yet to come to grips with the international arena as their performance has always been a flash in the pan and never consistent. It was sad to see them play like amateurs as they lost the plot completely.

It all started in the very first over after Sri Lanka opted to bat first. Mortaza bowled two beautiful deliveries  to set the batsmen up and succeeded in having Thirimanne snick one towards slip, which was dropped by Bijoy in first slip after trying to grab the ball, thrice.

Before the end of the 10th over, Thirimanne had close to three close calls as edges fell short of fielders. On 43, Mushfiqur fluffed an easy stumping chance to make it Thirimanne’s lucky day. His luck soon ran out as he was out caught for 53. His was the only wicket to fall in the Sri Lankan innings as Sangakkara then joined with Dilshan to forge a 210 run partnership in 25.3 overs with both batsmen getting to their centuries.

Sangakkara, who always makes most of the first opportunity given, was given a life on 23 by Ahmed in his follow through. He had another life on 60 when Monimul put him down at point. If this was not enough, in the very next over Mushfiqur missed the second opportunity of the evening as he failed to even move to gather a ball when Dilshan was half way down the pitch just after he had reached his 21st century.

In the final over, Sangakkara registered his fastest century , fittingly in his 400th ODI in just 73 deliveries. Dilshan finished the innings on 161 with 22 boundaries but no sixes against his name, a record in an ODI, a feat which fetched him the man of the match award.

Bangladesh were in all sorts of trouble as they kept losing wickets at regular intervals and slipped to 100 for 5 in the 20th over. Thanks to Shakibh Al Hasan’s 46 and Rahman’s 53, Bangladesh were able to get to a respectable score as they were finally dismissed for 240 in 47 overs.

Malinga was back in business as he dismissed Tamim Iqbal in the very first over and returned later to clean up the tail, which he does best, thus ending up with 3 wickets for 35 in his 9 overs.

If only they had taken their catches, done the stumpings, the result might have been different. It was not to be and Sri Lanka marched ahead with their 2nd victory in the tournament while Bangladesh was left to rue their missed opportunities.

Scorecard : Sri Lanka Vs Bangladesh : Match No 18, Pool A, ICC Cricket World Cup 2015, Melbourne

Sri Lanka innings (50 overs maximum)

R

M

B

4s

6s

SR

HDRL Thirimanne c Taskin Ahmed b Rubel Hossain

52

104

78

3

0

66.66

TM Dilshan not out

161

221

146

22

0

110.27

KC Sangakkara not out

105

116

76

13

1

138.15

Extras (b 3, lb 2, w 9)

14

Total (1 wicket; 50 overs; 221 mins)

332

(6.64 runs per over)

Did not batFDM KarunaratneDPMD JayawardeneAD Mathews*LD ChandimalNLTC PereraHMRKB Herath,SL MalingaRAS Lakmal


Fall of wickets 1-122 (Thirimanne, 24.3 ov)

 

Bowling

O

M

R

W

Econ

0s

4s

6s

 

Mashrafe Mortaza

10

0

53

0

5.30

34

6

0

Rubel Hossain

9

0

62

1

6.88

23

4

1

(5w)
Taskin Ahmed

10

1

82

0

8.20

24

13

0

(2w)
Shakib Al Hasan

10

0

55

0

5.50

30

6

0

Mahmudullah

7

0

49

0

7.00

15

7

0

Sabbir Rahman

4

0

26

0

6.50

8

2

0

(1w)

 

Bangladesh innings (target: 333 runs from 50 overs)

R

M

B

4s

6s

SR

Tamim Iqbal b Malinga

0

1

2

0

0

0.00

Anamul Haque run out (Mathews)

29

66

43

1

1

67.44

Soumya Sarkar c †Sangakkara b Mathews

25

24

15

5

0

166.66

Mominul Haque c Jayawardene b Lakmal

1

5

3

0

0

33.33

Mahmudullah c Herath b Perera

28

54

46

3

0

60.86

Shakib Al Hasan c Malinga b Dilshan

46

57

59

4

1

77.96

Mushfiqur Rahim b Lakmal

36

75

39

2

1

92.30

Sabbir Rahman c †Sangakkara b Malinga

53

63

62

7

0

85.48

Mashrafe Mortaza* st †Sangakkara b Dilshan

7

14

7

1

0

100.00

Rubel Hossain not out

0

13

5

0

0

0.00

Taskin Ahmed lbw b Malinga

0

1

1

0

0

0.00

Extras (lb 9, w 6)

15

Total (all out; 47 overs; 193 mins)

240

(5.10 runs per over)

Fall of wickets 1-0 (Tamim Iqbal, 0.2 ov), 2-40 (Soumya Sarkar, 5.5 ov), 3-41 (Mominul Haque, 6.2 ov), 4-84 (Anamul Haque, 15.1 ov), 5-100 (Mahmudullah, 20.4 ov), 6-164 (Shakib Al Hasan, 31.5 ov), 7-208 (Mushfiqur Rahim, 40.2 ov), 8-228 (Mashrafe Mortaza, 43.5 ov), 9-240 (Sabbir Rahman, 46.5 ov), 10-240 (Taskin Ahmed, 46.6 ov)

 

Bowling

O

M

R

W

Econ

0s

4s

6s

 

SL Malinga

9

0

35

3

3.88

34

4

0

RAS Lakmal

8

0

49

2

6.12

24

6

0

(2w)
AD Mathews

5.4

0

36

1

6.35

18

4

1

HMRKB Herath

10

0

43

0

4.30

37

4

1

NLTC Perera

6.2

0

33

1

5.21

18

3

0

(1w)
TM Dilshan

8

0

35

2

4.37

28

2

1

(3w)

Scorecard Courtesy: espncricinfo.com

World Cup 2015: Points Table as of February 23

World Cup 2015: Points Table as of February 23

Feb 24 (TruthDive): New Zealand and India lead their respective groups in the ICC Cricket World Cup 2015 as the tournament has all teams, with the exception of Ireland and UAE play at least 2 games since the cup kick started on 14th February.

The Kiwis are almost unstoppable as they have comprehensively beaten England, Sri Lanka and Scotland. The best part is that they have a Net Run Rate (NRR) of +3.59 because of the huge margin of victories. The down side is that they have played only 87.1 overs against the 3 opponents meaning they have spent less than 30 overs in the middle every time they have taken the field.

Australia had their match against Bangladesh washed out leaving them with 3 points from 2 games, same as that of Bangladesh but ahead basis the NRR, but only by a margin. They have a huge task ahead of them as their next match is against the rocking Kiwis on their home turf and with no match practice for the last 14 days, it is to be seen if they are up for the challenge.

In Pool B, India are on top of the table, thanks to their resounding wins against South Africa and arch rivals Pakistan. The good margin of victory has helped the NRR hover above +2. The match between Ireland and Zimbabwe on 25th should be interesting as they both have a win under their belt and they have an opportunity to move to the 2nd spot on the table.

Such has been the nature of the tournament, title favourites South Africa find themselves at the 5th position on the table after their two outings, the impact of NRR due to the huge loss against India on Sunday.

 ICC Cricket World Cup 2015 Points Table

POOL A

TEAMS MAT WON LOST TIED N/R PTS NET RR FOR AGAINST
New Zealand 3 3 0 0 0 6 +3.586 602/87.1 498/150.0
Australia 2 1 0 0 1 3 +2.220 342/50.0 231/50.0
Bangladesh 2 1 0 0 1 3 +2.100 267/50.0 162/50.0
Sri Lanka 2 1 1 0 0 2 -0.861 469/98.2 563/100.0
England 3 1 2 0 0 2 -1.415 657/150.0 651/112.2
Afghanistan 2 0 2 0 0 0 -1.175 394/100.0 503/98.2
Scotland 2 0 2 0 0 0 -2.740 326/100.0 449/74.5

POOL B

TEAMS MAT WON LOST TIED N/R PTS NET RR FOR AGAINST
India 2 2 0 0 0 4 +2.060 607/100.0 401/100.0
West Indies 2 1 1 0 0 2 +1.267 614/100.0 467/95.5
Ireland 1 1 0 0 0 2 +0.618 307/45.5 304/50.0
Zimbabwe 2 1 1 0 0 2 -0.495 563/98.0 624/100.0
South Africa 2 1 1 0 0 2 -0.680 516/100.0 584/100.0
United Arab Emirates 1 0 1 0 0 0 -0.258 285/50.0 286/48.0
Pakistan 2 0 2 0 0 0 -2.260 384/100.0 610/100.0

Points Table Courtesy : espncricinfo.com

World Cup 2015: England finally find a way to win (Scorecard)

World Cup 2015: England finally find a way to win (Scorecard)

Feb 24 (TruthDive): England finally opened their account in the ICC Cricket World Cup 2015 as they defeated their neighbours Scotland by 119 runs in the 14th match of the tournament.

Scotland invited England to bat in the Pool A match at the Hagley Oval in Christchurch but was sent on a leather hunt till up to the 30th over, as Moeen Ali and Ian Bell scored the highest opening partnership in a World Cup match for their country with a 172 run association.

Bell played the anchor trying to get back into form against a disciplined attack while Ali played the aggressor role, which he has of late, made a name for himself. He scored off all the bowlers at will and reached his 50 off just 39 balls. His first 50 was studded with 6 hits to the boundary and 2 over it.

Post his 50, he slowed down a little as Bell got to his 50 at a leisurely 80 deliveries. The 100 of the partnership came off in exactly 100 deliveries and it was only to a wonderful come back from the Scots that England were not allowed to run off with the game as the end of the 50 over mark they had scored only 303/8 at a RPO of 6.06 in spite of a 172 run partnership in 30.1 overs.

Ali scored his century off 91 deliveries and finally dismissed for 128. His wicket triggered a mini collapse as England slid from 201/1 to 203/4, with 3 wickets coming off for an addition of 2 runs as Ballance and Root were dismissed in quick succession.

Only a late onslaught by Morgan(46 off 42) and Buttler (24 off 14) during which they scored 45 runs in 23 deliveries helped England stutter past the 300 run mark. Against a top test playing nation, such a score might not be adequate.

Davey who was hit for 68 runs still ended up with 4 wickets to his name as he ran through the middle order.

Except for the 60 run partnership between Coetzer and Mommsen, Scotland had nothing much to be happy about with regard to their batting. They were still hopeful of a putting up a fight , but the dismissal of Coetzer for 71 with the total on 122 put rest to the farfetched idea of a victory.

Finn who was taken apart for 49 runs in 2 overs against the Kiwis the other day, got back his confidence as he claimed 3 wickets for 26 runs in 9 overs while Ali became the first English player to score a century and claim a wicket ( 2 wickets in the match) in a world cup encounter. This fetched him the Man of the Match award as he played a crucial role in having the Scots dismissed in 42.2 overs, 119 short of their target.

Scorecard : England Vs Scotland – Pool A -Match 14- ICC Cricket World Cup 2015 – Hagley Oval, Christchurch

England innings (50 overs maximum) R M B 4s 6s SR
View dismissal MM Ali c Coleman b Haq 128 142 107 12 5 119.62
View dismissal IR Bell c Coetzer b Berrington 54 123 85 2 0 63.52
View dismissal GS Ballance b Evans 10 23 18 0 0 55.55
View dismissal JE Root c †Cross b Davey 1 8 3 0 0 33.33
View dismissal EJG Morgan* c Mommsen b Davey 46 68 42 4 2 109.52
View dismissal JWA Taylor st †Cross b Davey 17 38 26 0 0 65.38
View dismissal JC Buttler c Davey b Wardlaw 24 19 14 4 0 171.42
View dismissal CR Woakes c Mommsen b Davey 1 4 2 0 0 50.00
SCJ Broad not out 0 5 3 0 0 0.00
ST Finn not out 1 3 1 0 0 100.00
Extras (b 1, lb 4, w 15, nb 1) 21
Total (8 wickets; 50 overs; 224 mins) 303 (6.06 runs per over)
Bowling O M R W Econ 0s 4s 6s
View wicket I Wardlaw 10 1 60 1 6.00 33 5 2 (2w)
View wickets JH Davey 10 0 68 4 6.80 32 7 1 (9w)
View wicket AC Evans 10 1 46 1 4.60 35 5 0 (2w)
View wicket RM Haq 10 0 51 1 5.10 29 0 2 (1nb)
View wicket RD Berrington 5 0 43 1 8.60 11 5 1 (2w)
MW Machan 2 0 11 0 5.50 2 0 0
KJ Coetzer 3 0 19 0 6.33 5 0 1
Scotland innings (target: 304 runs from 50 overs) R M B 4s 6s SR
View dismissal KJ Coetzer c Woakes b Ali 71 110 84 11 0 84.52
View dismissal CS MacLeod c †Buttler b Anderson 4 11 6 1 0 66.66
View dismissal FRJ Coleman c Morgan b Woakes 7 30 16 0 0 43.75
View dismissal MW Machan c †Buttler b Finn 5 7 7 1 0 71.42
View dismissal PL Mommsen* c Broad b Root 26 52 42 3 0 61.90
View dismissal RD Berrington c Morgan b Ali 8 12 13 0 0 61.53
View dismissal MH Cross c Root b Finn 23 40 32 1 0 71.87
View dismissal JH Davey c †Buttler b Finn 9 17 15 0 0 60.00
View dismissal RM Haq c Ballance b Woakes 15 42 24 3 0 62.50
View dismissal AC Evans c †Buttler b Anderson 9 15 15 2 0 60.00
I Wardlaw not out 0 2 0 0 0
Extras (lb 5, w 2) 7
Total (all out; 42.2 overs; 177 mins) 184 (4.34 runs per over)
Bowling O M R W Econ 0s 4s 6s
View wickets JM Anderson 6 0 30 2 5.00 24 5 0
SCJ Broad 7 0 24 0 3.42 29 3 0 (1w)
View wickets CR Woakes 5.2 0 25 2 4.68 25 6 0
View wickets ST Finn 9 3 26 3 2.88 38 3 0
View wickets MM Ali 10 0 47 2 4.70 28 4 0
View wicket JE Root 5 0 27 1 5.40 9 1 0 (1w)

Scorecard Courtesy : espncricinfo.com

World Cup 2015: India bulldozes South Africa by 130 runs (Scorecard)

World Cup 2015: India bulldozes South Africa by 130 runs (Scorecard)

Feb 23 (TruthDive) : India showed the world that they have the fire power to defend their title as they defeated South Africa, for the first time in a World Cup encounter, by 130 runs in the ICC Cricket World Cup 2015.

Dhoni won the toss and had no hesitation to bat first in front of a capacity crowd of 86,000 at Melbourne which was dominated by a “Sea of Blue” . South Africa had to focus on the match amongst the chanting of “India….India” and “Sachin….Sachin” as the master blaster made his way to the visitors’ box for a glimpse of the match.

South Africa had to wait 27.1 overs for claiming a wicket by a bowler as they had to face the challenge by Kohli and Dhawan for 24.2 overs after Rohit was run out for a duck. The pair added 127 runs with Dhawan facing the bulk of the deliveries and Kohli playing himself in. The first 10 overs produced only 38 runs while the next 17 produced 98 runs.

Rahane coming in at 4 ensured the run rate did not slow as Dhawan was nearing his century, the first since he arrived in Australia. Dhawan eventually got to his century, his 7th, off 122 deliveries but did not stop there. In the next 24, he scored 37, to get to his highest ODI score and the highest score by a batsman against them in a World Cup.

Rahane was the unsung hero as he scored a superb 79 off 60 deliveries which helped India set a target of 308 as South Africa bounced back in the last 5 overs to restrict India’s scoring to 80 in the last 10 overs.

The bowlers , with a comfortable score to defend, bowled to a plan and did not allow the batsmen any easy scoring opportunities. Each and every wicket was due to the pressure exerted by the pace bowlers and Ashwin as batsmen after batsmen played a false stroke to get things going.

Amla had a reprieve in the 9th over as Rahane and Raina missed an opportunity to have the run machine dismissed via a run out, but failed. It did not cost much as Shami took a wonderful catch on the boundary to see the back of Amla.

Du Plessis and de Villiers added 68 runs but Jadeja’s four dot balls created pressure which made the skipper take a risky second only to find Mohit Sharma’s throw catch him short of the crease. This started the slide as the rest of the batsmen just caved in , with Millers too out in the same fashion trying to take a second.

Ashwin showed his class as he bowled beautifully to restrict the scoring and also ended up with 3 wickets for his wonderful effort. Shami continued his impressive effort from the Pakistan game as he got 2 wickets for just 30 runs while Mohit played a crucial role in getting the key wickets of Amla and du Plessis just when they looked to get set.

The Indian fielding was top class as they created the pressure by not allowing for easy singles which could have undone the work of the bowlers. At the end of the day, it was the team effort which helped India dismiss South Africa in just 40.2 overs and send the message to the other contenders that they mean business.

Scorecard : India Vs South Africa : Pool B: Match No 13, ICC Cricket World Cup 2015, Melbourne

India innings (50 overs maximum) R M B 4s 6s SR
View dismissal RG Sharma run out (de Villiers) 0 13 6 0 0 0.00
View dismissal S Dhawan c Amla b Parnell 137 199 146 16 2 93.83
View dismissal V Kohli c du Plessis b Imran Tahir 46 106 60 3 0 76.66
View dismissal AM Rahane lbw b Steyn 79 90 60 7 3 131.66
View dismissal SK Raina c sub (RR Rossouw) b Morkel 6 6 5 1 0 120.00
View dismissal MS Dhoni*† c †de Kock b Morkel 18 22 11 3 0 163.63
View dismissal RA Jadeja run out (de Villiers) 2 4 4 0 0 50.00
R Ashwin not out 5 14 5 0 0 100.00
Mohammed Shami not out 4 5 5 1 0 80.00
Extras (lb 2, w 6, nb 2) 10
Total (7 wickets; 50 overs) 307 (6.14 runs per over)
Bowling O M R W Econ 0s 4s 6s
View wicket DW Steyn 10 1 55 1 5.50 36 6 2
VD Philander 4 1 19 0 4.75 15 3 0
JP Duminy 7 0 39 0 5.57 17 3 0 (1w)
View wickets M Morkel 10 0 59 2 5.90 29 6 1
View wicket Imran Tahir 10 0 48 1 4.80 26 2 1 (1w)
View wicket WD Parnell 9 0 85 1 9.44 21 11 1 (2nb, 4w)
South Africa innings (target: 308 runs from 50 overs) R M B 4s 6s SR
View dismissal HM Amla c Mohammed Shami b MM Sharma 22 50 28 2 0 78.57
View dismissal Q de Kock c Kohli b Mohammed Shami 7 15 15 1 0 46.66
View dismissal F du Plessis c Dhawan b MM Sharma 55 98 71 5 0 77.46
View dismissal AB de Villiers* run out (MM Sharma/†Dhoni) 30 47 38 3 0 78.94
View dismissal DA Miller run out (Yadav/†Dhoni) 22 45 23 2 0 95.65
View dismissal JP Duminy c Raina b Ashwin 6 16 15 0 0 40.00
WD Parnell not out 17 41 28 1 0 60.71
View dismissal VD Philander lbw b Ashwin 0 4 2 0 0 0.00
View dismissal DW Steyn c Dhawan b Mohammed Shami 1 8 7 0 0 14.28
View dismissal M Morkel b Ashwin 2 3 5 0 0 40.00
View dismissal Imran Tahir lbw b Jadeja 8 11 10 1 0 80.00
Extras (lb 1, w 6) 7
Total (all out; 40.2 overs) 177 (4.38 runs per over)
Bowling O M R W Econ 0s 4s 6s
UT Yadav 6 0 34 0 5.66 20 4 0 (1w)
View wickets Mohammed Shami 8 1 30 2 3.75 30 2 0 (2w)
View wickets MM Sharma 7 0 31 2 4.42 25 3 0 (2w)
View wicket RA Jadeja 8.2 0 37 1 4.44 22 2 0 (1w)
View wickets R Ashwin 10 0 41 3 4.10 34 4 0
SK Raina 1 0 3 0 3.00 3 0 0

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World Cup 2015: Jayawardene helps Sri Lanka win after early shock (Scorecard)

World Cup 2015: Jayawardene helps Sri Lanka win after early shock (Scorecard)

Feb 23 (TruthDive) : Afghanistan gave Sri Lanka a fright before Jayawardene scored his 19th century, his 4th in a World Cup, to give his team victory by 4 wickets in the ICC Cricket World Cup 2015.

Sri Lanka won the toss and inserted the opposition in to bat but could not stop all their top eight batsmen reach double figures. Satanikzai scored a quick fire 50 coming in at number 3 with Shenwari for company. Once these two batsmen were dismissed with 157/4 in the 32nd over, the scoring rate dipped and it was thanks to Ashraf’s 32 ball 28, that the land locked nation was able to get to a decent 232.

Afghanistan would have loved to use their quota of 50 overs, which might have made a difference in the context of the game as they did not use 2 precious deliveries being dismissed in 49.4 overs.

Sri Lanka started the chase thinking it would be a walk in the park only to find themselves in a similar position to Pakistan with both their openers out for a duck. This is only the 2nd time in ODI history both openers are being dismissed for a golden duck. Thirimanne and Dilshan were the unlucky openers who earned this dubious distinction.

The score card read 2-2 in 1.2 overs and Afghanistan send chills down the backs of the Sri Lankan players and the fans. The fear was further compounded as Sangakkara was cleaned up by Hassan for 7 making it 18/3 in 5.3 overs and suddenly the score of 233 looked daunting.

Hamid Hussain who claimed three wickets added to the woes as he got rid of Karunaratne for 23 making it 51/4 in 12 overs. Jayawardene with the company of Matthews then steadied the ship with a 126 run partnership in 28 overs. He played with ease while Matthews looked to keep one end up , curbing his instincts of playing risky shots.

Jayawardene’s wicket after he scored his 100 after Matthew also had lost his wicket, with 55 still required in 52 deliveries meant the match would go the wire. Perera ensured there were no more twists to the tale as he sent the inexperienced bowlers all over the park scoring a vital 47 off just 26 deliveries which helped his team achieve the target with 10 deliveries left.

Afghanistan earned a lot of respect from their opposition and the fans for the fight they put up and looking at the matches involving the associate nations so far, it looks like there might be some surprises when the 8 quarter finalists emerge.

Scorecard: Sri Lanka Vs Afghanistan – Pool A: Match No 12, ICC Cricket World Cup 2015 : University Oval- Dunedin

Afghanistan innings (50 overs maximum) R M B 4s 6s SR
View dismissal Javed Ahmadi c Herath b Lakmal 24 41 23 4 0 104.34
View dismissal Nawroz Mangal c Thirimanne b Mathews 10 34 30 1 0 33.33
View dismissal Asghar Stanikzai c Mendis b Herath 54 80 57 5 1 94.73
View dismissal Samiullah Shenwari c Mathews b Perera 38 93 70 5 0 54.28
View dismissal Mohammad Nabi* b Malinga 21 34 27 2 1 77.77
View dismissal Najibullah Zadran c Perera b Lakmal 10 28 15 0 1 66.66
View dismissal Afsar Zazai c Herath b Malinga 19 65 38 1 0 50.00
View dismissal Mirwais Ashraf c Lakmal b Malinga 28 39 32 1 2 87.50
View dismissal Dawlat Zadran b Mathews 4 5 5 1 0 80.00
View dismissal Hamid Hassan c Mendis b Mathews 0 2 1 0 0 0.00
Shapoor Zadran not out 1 5 1 0 0 100.00
Extras (lb 6, w 16, nb 1) 23
Total (all out; 49.4 overs; 213 mins) 232 (4.67 runs per over)
Bowling O M R W Econ 0s 4s 6s
View wickets SL Malinga 9.4 1 41 3 4.24 44 6 0 (1nb, 5w)
View wickets RAS Lakmal 10 1 36 2 3.60 40 2 1 (2w)
View wickets AD Mathews 7 0 41 3 5.85 23 3 1 (2w)
View wicket NLTC Perera 10 0 54 1 5.40 33 5 2 (1w)
View wicket HMRKB Herath 10 0 41 1 4.10 36 3 1 (1w)
BMAJ Mendis 3 0 13 0 4.33 9 1 0
Sri Lanka innings (target: 233 runs from 50 overs) R M B 4s 6s SR
View dismissal HDRL Thirimanne lbw b Dawlat Zadran 0 1 1 0 0 0.00
View dismissal TM Dilshan c †Afsar Zazai b Shapoor Zadran 0 7 1 0 0 0.00
View dismissal KC Sangakkara b Hamid Hassan 7 28 13 1 0 53.84
View dismissal FDM Karunaratne c Nawroz Mangal b Hamid Hassan 23 47 32 3 0 71.87
View dismissal DPMD Jayawardene c Nawroz Mangal b Hamid Hassan 100 148 120 8 1 83.33
View dismissal AD Mathews* run out (Mohammad Nabi) 44 115 81 2 0 54.32
BMAJ Mendis not out 9 39 17 0 0 52.94
NLTC Perera not out 47 32 26 6 1 180.76
Extras (lb 2, w 3, nb 1) 6
Total (6 wickets; 48.2 overs; 208 mins) 236 (4.88 runs per over)
Bowling O M R W Econ 0s 4s 6s
View wicket Dawlat Zadran 9 0 44 1 4.88 31 2 2 (1w)
View wicket Shapoor Zadran 10 1 48 1 4.80 33 5 0
View wickets Hamid Hassan 9 0 45 3 5.00 30 5 0 (1nb)
Mirwais Ashraf 8.1 0 31 0 3.79 29 3 0
Mohammad Nabi 5.2 0 28 0 5.25 12 1 0 (1w)
Asghar Stanikzai 0.5 0 6 0 7.20 2 1 0
Samiullah Shenwari 6 0 32 0 5.33 15 3 0

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World Cup 2015: Rain washes out Australia Vs Bangladesh match

World Cup 2015: Rain washes out Australia Vs Bangladesh match

Feb 22 (TruthDive) : Michael Clarke would have to wait to prove his fitness and take active part in the ICC Cricket World Cup 2015 as the scheduled match against Bangladesh at Gabba was washed out without a ball being bowled.

Match No 11 was called off due to the incessant rains caused by the Cyclone Marcia which hit Brisbane on Friday. This was very much on the expected lines due to the early forecast of the rain and though there were some sights of the grounds-men trying to get the ground ready for play, rain did not relent and made the umpires call off the match around 4.45 pm. This was the first wash out in this year’s tournament as yet.

Bangladesh was the happier side at the end of the day as they now have 3 points from 2 games. They would any day take one point from a game against world no 1 Australia, against whom they have only one victory to show for in their ODI history. They now are on 3rd position in the points table, thanks to their victory over Afghanistan the other day, behind Australia only basis the run rate.

England and Sri Lanka will be envying the position of the youngest test nation as they both are yet to get a point on board during this year’s tournament, which has entered its second week.

Sri Lanka will be looking to get the better of its Sub continent neighbour when they play each other at Melbourne on 26th February. A victory for the Bangladeshis will more or less seal the quarterfinal spot for a cricket crazy nation.

World Cup 2015 : Russell and Taylor bring Pakistan down (Scorecard)

World Cup 2015 : Russell and Taylor bring Pakistan down (Scorecard)

Feb 22 (TruthDive) : West Indies (WI) bounced back wonderfully in the 10th match of the ICC World Cup 2015 as they defeated Pakistan by a margin of 150 runs to register their first win of the tournament after a defeat to Ireland in their first.

Put in to bat, West Indies struggled with the top order as Gayle, yet again, failed to get his team off to a start dismissed for 4 off 14 deliveries. His horror run in ODI’s has gone on for too long as from the beginning of 2013, he averages only 18.8 in the ODI format in 26 innings, the lowest among the top 7 across the globe during the period.

Smith soon followed as Sohail Khan had him caught by Haris Sohail for 23. With 28/2 in the 8th over, it was not the best position to be in for the struggling Windies team. The situation was so bad that the WICB president had re-tweeted a comment about Gayle’s performance when he got out.

Samuels and Bravo then added 75 for the 3rd wicket during which time they were helped by the Pakistani fielders a couple of times. Just when Ramdin, the best batsmen for the Windies in the last year and Bravo were closing on a 50 run partnership, the left hander pulled a muscle taking a single and had to be helped out of the field with the score on 152.

Ramdin was dismissed after a well made 51 while Simmons gave good company, first to Ramdin, then to Sammy and was a spectator in the partnership with Russell.

Sammy made a quick fire 30 and was instrumental in WI scoring 65 runs in the 7 overs he was in the middle. His dismissal in the 2nd delivery of the 48th brought in Russell and in just those 17 deliveries, WI scored 51 runs. 42 of those runs came from the blade of Russell in 13 deliveries which included 4 huge sixes and three fours. WI scored 116 runs in the last 10 overs and ended up with a above par 310.

Pakistan got to the worst start in ODI history as they lost their top 4 with only 1 run on the board as Taylor ran through the batsmen. Jamshed was the first to go as he tried to pull a quick delivery only to hand a catch to short mid wicket. Younis playing at no 3 for this match nicked his first delivery as to the keeper for a golden duck continuing his horror run in similar lines to Gayle with only 4 scores of 50+ in the last 3 years.

Taylor returned and in the 6th delivery Sohail faced, he tried to cut a ball which was close to him only to end up caught by substitute Carter who juggled with it once before holding on to it. The skipper also joined the fun as he had Shehzad caught at gully for the only run scored by him and the team till then.

No team has ever come back from such a poor start and to add Pakistan has never won a match chasing more than 280 down under in 11 outings. The records stayed intact as Pakistan were reduced to 25/5 and the only saving grace was the innings of Akmal and Mazsood who both scored 50’s. Afridi lasted 26 deliveries for his 28 but except these 3 batsmen , no one got to double digits which meant Pakistan were bowled out for 160 in 39 overs.

Russell continuing his good run with the bat, ended with 3 wickets and a catch to go with it claiming the Man of the Match award.

Scorecard : West Indies Vs Pakistan : World Cup 2015: Match 10: Pool B, Hagley Oval, Christchurch

West Indies innings (50 overs maximum) R M B 4s 6s SR
View dismissal DR Smith c Haris Sohail b Sohail Khan 23 34 27 4 0 85.18
View dismissal CH Gayle c Wahab Riaz b Mohammad Irfan 4 21 14 0 0 28.57
DM Bravo retired hurt 49 115 78 3 0 62.82
View dismissal MN Samuels c sub (Yasir Shah) b Haris Sohail 38 69 52 4 0 73.07
View dismissal D Ramdin c sub (Yasir Shah) b Haris Sohail 51 65 43 7 0 118.60
View dismissal LMP Simmons run out (Sohail Khan/†Umar Akmal) 50 91 46 4 2 108.69
View dismissal DJG Sammy c Shahid Afridi b Wahab Riaz 30 37 28 3 1 107.14
AD Russell not out 42 17 13 3 4 323.07
Extras (b 2, lb 6, w 14, nb 1) 23
Total (6 wickets; 50 overs; 225 mins) 310 (6.20 runs per over)
Bowling O M R W Econ 0s 4s 6s
View wicket Mohammad Irfan 10 0 44 1 4.40 33 5 0 (1w)
View wicket Sohail Khan 10 1 73 1 7.30 32 6 4 (1nb)
Shahid Afridi 10 0 48 0 4.80 31 2 1 (1w)
View wickets Haris Sohail 9 0 62 2 6.88 22 8 1
View wicket Wahab Riaz 10 0 67 1 6.70 30 6 1 (4w)
Sohaib Maqsood 1 0 8 0 8.00 2 1 0
Pakistan innings (target: 311 runs from 50 overs) R M B 4s 6s SR
View dismissal Nasir Jamshed c Russell b Taylor 0 1 2 0 0 0.00
View dismissal Ahmed Shehzad c Simmons b Holder 1 16 10 0 0 10.00
View dismissal Younis Khan c †Ramdin b Taylor 0 3 1 0 0 0.00
View dismissal Haris Sohail c sub (JL Carter) b Taylor 0 8 6 0 0 0.00
View dismissal Misbah-ul-Haq* c Gayle b Russell 7 34 21 1 0 33.33
View dismissal Sohaib Maqsood c Benn b Sammy 50 92 66 4 1 75.75
View dismissal Umar Akmal c Smith b Russell 59 88 71 5 1 83.09
View dismissal Shahid Afridi c Holder b Benn 28 50 26 4 0 107.69
View dismissal Wahab Riaz c †Ramdin b Russell 3 17 13 0 0 23.07
View dismissal Sohail Khan c †Ramdin b Benn 1 12 8 0 0 12.50
Mohammad Irfan not out 2 8 11 0 0 18.18
Extras (lb 3, w 5, nb 1) 9
Total (all out; 39 overs; 169 mins) 160 (4.10 runs per over)
Bowling O M R W Econ 0s 4s 6s
View wickets JE Taylor 7 1 15 3 2.14 32 0 0 (2w)
View wicket JO Holder 7 2 23 1 3.28 33 4 0 (1w)
View wickets AD Russell 8 2 33 3 4.12 32 3 1 (2w)
View wicket DJG Sammy 8 0 47 1 5.87 27 6 1
View wickets SJ Benn 9 0 39 2 4.33 29 1 0 (1nb)

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World Cup 2015: Southee’s seven and McCullum blow England away (Scorecard)

World Cup 2015: Southee’s seven and McCullum blow England away (Scorecard)

Feb 21 (TruthDive) : New Zealand gave a lesson or two to England as to how to play a perfect game as they completed the match in less than 46 overs, winning their 3rd match, 9th of the tournament by 8 wickets. This took them one step closer to the quarter-final even before the ICC Cricket World Cup 2015 entered the second week.

The hero of the day was Tim Southee who took 7 for 33, the best bowling figures by a Kiwi and the third best by any bowler in World Cup history. He made England’s decision to bat a bad idea, as he cleaned by both the openers, Ian Bell and Ali, who yet again failed to get England off to a good start.

Bell was the first to go as Southee got the ball to beat the outside edge and took his off stump and e returned in the 7th over to avenge Ali for his 3 boundaries in the 5th over as he got the batsmen to play down the wrong line only for his stumps to be rearranged. Boult and Miline then squeezed the runs out which made Ballance go at a delivery which offered some width only to be out caught.

Eoin Morgan then got a single to avoid being dismissed for a duck for the 5th time in eight ODI innings and continued to add 47 runs with Root. The dismissal of Morgan by Vettori for 17 brought in a domino effect as the last 7 wickets fell in just 45 deliveries with an addition of only 19 runs.

McCullum immediately brought in his strike bowler Southee at the fall of Morgan’s wicket and that bowling change was the master stroke of the afternoon. Southee then bowled 24 deliveries to claim 5 wickets giving away only 10 runs as batsmen after batsmen failed to counter his swing and two other batsmen, Taylor and Woakes lost their stumps in addition to the openers.

He thus became the third Kiwi after Hadlee and Bond to claim five or more wickets in the world cup and was denied the eight wicket which would have made him the most successful in world cup history and Miline, who had held a blinder to send back Morgan, had Vettori repay the bowler with a catch to end the England innings in just 33.2 overs.

New Zealand  started the innings with 45 minutes still left for the break and McCullum batted in a manner which looked like he wanted to have it finished before the break.

He scored the fastest 50 in World Cup history off just 18 deliveries, thanks to the four consecutive sixes of the total six off Finn and the three consecutive boundaries off Broad which helped him get there. The second over by Broad was hit for 18 runs, the fourth by Finn for 20 which helped the Kiwis get to 50 off just 3.4 overs. The 100 of the partnership came at a mind-boggling run rate of 15. The bowler to suffer the most was Finn as he was knocked around for 49 runs.

Just when it looked like McCullum would break the fastest ODI century , he fell for 77 in just 25 deliveries, an innings which saw 7 sixes and 8 boundaries fly off his bat. The chase slowed down a bit after his wicket and the target was achieved in 12.2 overs, just after the break.

Scorecard: England Vs New Zealand : Match 9 : Westpac Stadium, Wellington, ICC Cricket World Cup 2015

England innings (50 overs maximum) R M B 4s 6s SR
View dismissal IR Bell b Southee 8 18 17 1 0 47.05
View dismissal MM Ali b Southee 20 31 15 4 0 133.33
View dismissal GS Ballance c Williamson b Boult 10 46 26 0 0 38.46
View dismissal JE Root c Vettori b Milne 46 123 70 3 0 65.71
View dismissal EJG Morgan* c Milne b Vettori 17 51 41 1 0 41.46
View dismissal JWA Taylor b Southee 0 3 2 0 0 0.00
View dismissal JC Buttler c †Ronchi b Southee 3 8 7 0 0 42.85
View dismissal CR Woakes b Southee 1 3 2 0 0 50.00
View dismissal SCJ Broad c Vettori b Southee 4 10 10 0 0 40.00
View dismissal ST Finn c Taylor b Southee 0 10 8 0 0 0.00
JM Anderson not out 1 5 2 0 0 50.00
Extras (lb 6, w 7) 13
Total (all out; 33.2 overs; 153 mins) 123 (3.69 runs per over)
Bowling O M R W Econ 0s 4s 6s
View wickets TG Southee 9 0 33 7 3.66 38 4 0 (3w)
View wicket TA Boult 10 2 32 1 3.20 39 1 0 (1w)
View wicket AF Milne 5.2 1 25 1 4.68 21 3 0 (2w)
View wicket DL Vettori 7 0 19 1 2.71 25 0 0
CJ Anderson 2 0 8 0 4.00 8 1 0 (1w)
New Zealand innings (target: 124 runs from 50 overs) R M B 4s 6s SR
View dismissal MJ Guptill b Woakes 22 48 22 3 0 100.00
View dismissal BB McCullum* b Woakes 77 39 25 8 7 308.00
KS Williamson not out 9 23 22 1 0 40.90
LRPL Taylor not out 5 14 5 1 0 100.00
Extras (lb 4, w 8) 12
Total (2 wickets; 12.2 overs; 62 mins) 125 (10.13 runs per over)
Bowling O M R W Econ 0s 4s 6s
JM Anderson 5 0 37 0 7.40 16 5 0 (3w)
SCJ Broad 2.2 0 27 0 11.57 7 3 1 (1w)
ST Finn 2 0 49 0 24.50 2 3 6
View wickets CR Woakes 3 1 8 2 2.66 16 2 0

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World Cup 2015 : Rahim and Shakib star in Bangladesh win (Scorecard)

World Cup 2015 : Rahim and Shakib star in Bangladesh win (Scorecard)

Feb 20 (TruthDive) : In a match between the underdogs, Bangladesh overcame the initial sparkle of Afghanistan as they beat them by 105 runs in the 7th match of the ICC Cricket World Cup 2015.

The match played at the Manuka Oval at Canberra saw Afghanistan have a dream debut for the first 30 overs only to be overpowered by the pair of Shakib Al Hasan and Mushfiqur Rahim as they tore apart the bowling with a 114 run partnership in just 91 deliveries in the middle overs. The partnership made good the slow start the Bangladeshis had after they won the toss and chose to bat.

The openers were really cautious as they kept the bowlers at bay and did not allow a break through till up to the 15th over but they had only 47 on board, a run rate close to 3.1 RPO. Three of the top 4 got to the 20’s but none could go far. By the 30th over, they had only managed 119 and the top 4 were back in the hut with Zadran and Ashraf sharing the spoils.

It was then the Shakib and Rahim show as they both mixed caution with aggression and added quick runs. Both of them scored 50s in less than a run a ball with identical 6 boundaries and a six in their innings. Shankib fell for a 51 ball 63 not before taking his team’s score to 233 in 44.4 overs. Rahim then fell for a 56 ball 71 giving the necessary turbo for his team to reach 267 in the allotted 50 overs.

Zadran was the pick of the bowlers as he bowled admirably claiming 2 wickets giving away only 20 runs in his 7 overs. The controversy over the calling of Shenwari twice in just 1.1 overs and stopping him from bowling took the sheen away from the Bangladeshi batsmen’s fighting innings.

Afghanistan could not replicate their initial bowling skills with the bat as Mortaza and Hossain reduced them to 3/3 in just 3 overs. At the end of three overs, the score card read 3-1-3-3 from which the land locked nation never recovered.

Nabi, the skipper showed his batting skills scoring 44 off 43 deliveries and was ably supported by Shenwari with a 75 ball 42, which was the only saving grace in the chase. Shakib ended up with 2 wickets while Mortaza added another to his 2 wickets up front as they skittled out Afghanistan for only 162 in 42.5 overs. The skipper Rahim ended up with the Man of the Match award for his inspiring 71 and marshalling his resources.

Scorecard : Bangladesh Vs Afghanistan – Match 7- Pool A – Manuka Oval at Canberra – ICC World Cup 2015

Bangladesh innings (50 overs maximum) R M B 4s 6s SR
View dismissal Anamul Haque lbw b Mirwais Ashraf 29 66 55 4 0 52.72
View dismissal Tamim Iqbal c †Afsar Zazai b Mirwais Ashraf 19 58 42 2 0 45.23
View dismissal Soumya Sarkar lbw b Shapoor Zadran 28 51 25 3 1 112.00
View dismissal Mahmudullah c †Afsar Zazai b Shapoor Zadran 23 55 46 0 0 50.00
View dismissal Shakib Al Hasan b Hamid Hassan 63 86 51 6 1 123.52
View dismissal Mushfiqur Rahim c Samiullah Shenwari b Mohammad Nabi 71 83 56 6 1 126.78
View dismissal Sabbir Rahman b Hamid Hassan 3 7 8 0 0 37.50
View dismissal Mashrafe Mortaza* b Aftab Alam 14 12 9 3 0 155.55
View dismissal Mominul Haque run out (†Afsar Zazai) 3 6 3 0 0 100.00
Rubel Hossain not out 0 6 2 0 0 0.00
View dismissal Taskin Ahmed b Aftab Alam 1 5 3 0 0 33.33
Extras (b 3, lb 4, w 6) 13
Total (all out; 50 overs) 267 (5.34 runs per over)
Bowling O M R W Econ 0s 4s 6s
View wickets Hamid Hassan 10 0 61 2 6.10 32 7 1 (1w)
View wickets Shapoor Zadran 7 1 20 2 2.85 30 2 0
View wickets Aftab Alam 9 0 55 2 6.11 28 5 1 (3w)
View wickets Mirwais Ashraf 9 3 32 2 3.55 40 2 1 (1w)
View wicket Mohammad Nabi 9 0 58 1 6.44 17 5 0 (1w)
Javed Ahmadi 4.5 0 32 0 6.62 9 3 0
Samiullah Shenwari 1.1 0 2 0 1.71 5 0 0
Afghanistan innings (target: 268 runs from 50 overs) R M B 4s 6s SR
View dismissal Javed Ahmadi c & b Mashrafe Mortaza 1 4 2 0 0 50.00
View dismissal Afsar Zazai lbw b Rubel Hossain 1 7 5 0 0 20.00
View dismissal Nawroz Mangal c Rubel Hossain b Mahmudullah 27 88 57 1 0 47.36
View dismissal Asghar Stanikzai c Mahmudullah b Mashrafe Mortaza 1 9 7 0 0 14.28
View dismissal Samiullah Shenwari run out (Sabbir Rahman/†Mushfiqur Rahim) 42 92 75 2 0 56.00
View dismissal Mohammad Nabi* c Soumya Sarkar b Mashrafe Mortaza 44 65 43 5 0 102.32
View dismissal Najibullah Zadran lbw b Shakib Al Hasan 17 49 34 1 0 50.00
View dismissal Mirwais Ashraf c Sabbir Rahman b Shakib Al Hasan 10 17 15 0 1 66.66
View dismissal Aftab Alam run out (Soumya Sarkar/†Mushfiqur Rahim) 14 27 12 2 1 116.66
View dismissal Hamid Hassan c Anamul Haque b Taskin Ahmed 0 5 5 0 0 0.00
Shapoor Zadran not out 2 7 2 0 0 100.00
Extras (lb 1, w 2) 3
Total (all out; 42.5 overs) 162 (3.78 runs per over)
Bowling O M R W Econ 0s 4s 6s
View wickets Mashrafe Mortaza 9 2 20 3 2.22 43 3 0
View wicket Rubel Hossain 6 0 27 1 4.50 22 2 0 (1w)
View wicket Taskin Ahmed 7 0 23 1 3.28 25 2 0
View wickets Shakib Al Hasan 8.5 0 43 2 4.86 30 2 2
View wicket Mahmudullah 8 1 31 1 3.87 26 2 0 (1w)
Soumya Sarkar 3 0 13 0 4.33 8 0 0
Sabbir Rahman 1 0 4 0 4.00 3 0 0

Scorecard Courtesy : espncricinfo.com