Hello and Welcome to CricketCountry’s live coverage of ICC World T20 2016, Group B, Match 6 between Hong Kong and Afghanistan at Vidarbha Cricket Association Stadium, Nagpur. We will cover all the updates regarding the match. Hong Kong and Afghanistan will be led by Tanwir Afzal and Asghar Stanikzai, respectively. Hong Kong are coming on back of a spirited performance against Zimbabwe, which they eventually lost by 14 runs. On the other side, Afghanistan put in a very professional performance as they beat Scotland by 14 runs in their first fixture. With a do or die game for Hong Kong, it will be a close contest between two sides aiming to top their group and qualify for Super 10. LIVE CRICKET SCORECARD:  Hong Kong  vs Afghanistan, ICC World T20 2016, Group B, Match 6 at Nagpur

Mohammad Nabi has been named the Man of the Match for figures of 4/20.

Afghanistan win by 6 wickets. Scotland and Hong Kong have been knocked out of the ICC World T20 2016.

Live Cricket Score Afghanistan 119/4 in 18 overs | : Najibullah Zadran 17(9) Gulbadin Naib 4(5) : Naib plays the first ball of the over, is a dot. Naib then gets 3 as the ball is fielded excellently by Anshuman Rath on the boundary line; Najibullah stays at the crease and hits the next two deliveries for consecutive fours and almost finishes the little excitement that the game was left with. The fifth ball is a dot ball and Najibullah hits the last one for four to take Afghanistan to a victory. A one-sided match comes to an end.

Live Cricket Score Afghanistan 104/4 in 17 overs | : Najibullah Zadran 5(5) Gulbadin Naib 1(3) : Najibullah takes a single off the very first delivery; Shafiqullah defedns the next before getting out caught and bowled to Nadeem Ahmed. Nice catch taken there.Two dots from Nadeem and then the last ball of the over is hit by Naib but just falls short of the fielder there. 13 runs needed now by the Afghans. Out!Shafiqullah c and b Nadeem Ahmed 3(7)

Live Cricket Score Afghanistan 97/1 in 15 overs | : Najibullah Zadran 1 (3) Shafiqullah Shafiq 4(4) :Four off the first two balls hits two superb shots, the second one was better than the first one, but Campbell gets him out bowled the very next ball. Hits his off stump. No run off the next ball to Najibullah, but wait, there is another wicket, RUN OUT! Third Umpire gives Zadran out! Shafiqullah plays the last ball as dot. OUT!Nabi b Campbell 17(11),Out! Ali Zadran run out (Hayat/Atkinson) 35(37)

Live Cricket Score Afghanistan 87/1 in 14 overs | Noor Ali 35 (37) Mohammad Nabi 9(8): Nadeem Ahmed comes back into the attack and bowls some good balls as Zadran plays the first two as dot deliveries; 2 runs off the 3rd ball of the over; there is a shout for an appeal for LBW but is not given out. Looked Plumb but Zadran survives. 2 runs are added off the last 2 balls as singles.

Live Cricket Score Afghanistan 83/1 in 13 overs | Noor Ali 32 (32) Mohammad Nabi 8(7): No run off the first ball;Single off the next delivery and then Nabi takes two off the next ball; Zadran takes a single off the penultimate ball of the over and a chance is missed on the last ball as Nabi’s shot in the air is dropped.

Live Cricket Score Afghanistan 72/1 in 11 overs | Noor Ali 28 (26) Mohammad Nabi 1 (1):Just two runs off the first two balls of Campbell’s over and finally Hong Kong get a wicket, Shehzad gets out caught by Anshuman Rath, trying to go past the fielder at long off. OUT! Mohammad Shahzad c Anshuman Rath b Campbell 41(40)

Live Cricket Score Afghanistan 68/0 in 10 overs | Noor Ali 26 (24) Mohammad Shehzad 40 (37): Hong Kong’s Aizaz Khan has bowled a decent over , yields only 2 runs as runs come off only on the first two balls of the over.

Live Cricket Score Afghanistan 66/0 in 9 overs | Noor Ali 25 (19) Mohammad Shehzad 39 (36): The Afghan openers are not feeling any pressure as they can afford to play dots. They rotate strike on the first 3 deliveries and Shahzad hits one full toss to the boundary easily; the last one ends as a dot.

Live Cricket Score Afghanistan 59/0 in 8 overs | Noor Ali 23 (17) Mohammad Shehzad 34 (32): Singles off the first 3 balls makes Aizaz Khan the bowler to bowl a good bouncer; The next ball is hit for a four by Shehzad who has looked good. Last ball ends as a dot. Hong Kong badly need wickets and the openers are not looking like they will get out so easily.

Live Cricket Score Afghanistan 51/0 in 7 overs | Noor Ali 21 (15) Mohammad Shehzad 29 (28): Two dot balls from Anshuman Rath lead to a Six from Shehzad, 88 metres, next three balls end up in 3 runs, 1 of which was a wide.

Live Cricket Score Afghanistan 43/0 in 6 overs | Noor Ali 20 (13) Mohammad Shehzad 22 (24):  Zadran takes a single off the first ball; Shahzad hits a boundary off the second, two dots are followed by a no-ball and Shahzad makes the most of the free-hit.

Live Cricket Score Afghanistan 30/0 in 5 overs | Noor Ali 19 (12) Mohammad Shehzad 11 (18): Zadran gets no run off the first ball, but Afghanistan still manage to get 7 runs off the over and are chasing well, not losing wickets. Tanwir Afzal finishes his third overs.


Live Cricket Score |Afghanistan 18/0 in 3 overs | Noor Ali 12 (6) Mohammad Shehzad 6 (12): Shahzad defends the first 4 balls and no runs are scored. Three runs are scored off the last 3 balls.

Live Cricket Score |Afghanistan 14/0 in 2 overs | Noor Ali 9 (4) Mohammad Shehzad 5 (10): Double off the first delivery; Shehzad plays the next two for dots; Takes single off the next delivery;Noor Ali comes to strike and takes 2 and defends the last ball.
Live Cricket Score |Afghanistan 9/0 in 1 over  | Noor Ali 7(2), Mohammad Shehzad 2 (4): Shehazad takes a single off the first ball, Four off the second delivery as Noor Ali opens his account with a straight drive;Double off the 3rd ball through covers;the next dlivery is a dot ball from Tanwir; HK’s Captain; Single off the last ball

Live Cricket Score | Hong Kong 4/0 in 1 over|| Campbell 1(3), Atkinson 1(3)  . Ryan Campbell takes single of the first ball. Second ball is scored of the pads for two runs. A dot, third ball is defended by Campbell. Campbell takes a single of the fourth ball to third man. Next delivery is defended by Atkinson. Another dot, 3 runs from the first over.

Live Cricket Score | Hong Kong 11/0 in 2 overs || Campbell 4(6), Atkinson 5(6). Dawlat Zadran to bowl. The first bowl is scored for 2 runs by Campbell. A good ball by Dawlat, played defensively by Campbell. Another good bowl by the bowler, Campbell takes a single of it. Atkinson misses a chance. This bowl is bowled wide and he misses it. Fifth ball and a good shot by Atkinson, scores a boundary of it. Last ball of the over is played nicely, but no run.

Live Cricket Score | Hong Kong 18/0 in 3 overs || Campbell 9(10), Atkinson 6(8). Hamid Hassan to bowl his second over. And the first ball of the over is scored for a boundary by Campbell through the covers. Next ball is played on for a single. Hamid bowls a slower ball, and Atkinson is unable to get any runs from it. Fourth ball of the over, and Atkinson takes a single onto third man. Another slower ball from Hamid, and its another dot ball. The final ball of the over is single of the pads.

Live Cricket Score | Hong Kong 27/0 in 4 overs || Campbell 18(16), Atkinson 6(8). Dawlat Zadran to continue bowling. A good first delivery from the bowler, edged by the batsman for no run. What a shot! The second ball is a bit wide and Campbell is onto it in a flash, and gets a boundary. And another four! A slower one, but Campbell is onto it in a flash, and gets another boundary. No run of the fourth ball. Another dot ball as Campbell misses the ball. Campbell takes a single of the last ball and retains the strike for the next over.

Live Cricket Score | Hong Kong 34/0 in 5 overs || Campbell 23(21), Atkinson 6(9). Samiullah Shenwari to the attack. And he is introduced to bowling attack with a boundary by Campbell. Under pressure, Shenwari bowls a wide. Good next bowl, there was spin and Campbell was surprised. Campbell gets off the strike with a single in the third ball of the over. Leg bye, Atkinson gets of the strike the very next ball. Dot ball as Campbell drive the ball to cover. The over ends with another dot ball.

Live Cricket Score | Hong Kong 42/2 in 6 overs || Atkinson 7(10), Chapman 0(0). Mohammad Nabi in the attack. Atkinson guides the first ball for a single. Nabi to Campbell, and no run of the second ball. Third ball, and its a wide down the leg side. Good shot by Campbell, off the covers for a four. He is looking in great touch. And he’s gone!!! Campbell is bowled by Mohammad Nabi for a well made 27. Babar Hayat comes onto the middle. And the first ball he faces is two leg byes. And he’s also gone!!!! Babar Hayat is caught by Samiullah Shenwari of the bowling of Nabi.

RJ Campbell b Mohammad Nabi 27 (24) 

Babar Hayat c Samiullah Shenwari b Mohammad Nabi 0(2)

Live Cricket Score | Hong Kong 46/2 in 7 overs || MS Chapman 2(3), 9(13): Shenwari continues. And Atkinson is dropped of the first ball and gets a single. Chapman plays the ball onto long on and takes a single. Chapman drives away the ball to covers for no run. He’s gone, NO!!! Chapman gets a hint of inside edge, and the umpire gets it right. He gets a single of it. Chapman hits the ball to the cover for no run. The last ball of the over is played for one run by Chapman.

Live Cricket Score | Hong Kong 50/2 in 8 overs || MS Chapman 4(7), JJ Atkinson 11(15). Nabi continues. The first ball of the over is played to midwicket for single by Chapman. An inside edge to short fine leg, Atkinson gets a single. Nabi to Chapman, and no run. Through the cover for a single by Chapman. Nabi to Atkinson, and he takes a single. Last ball, and no run. A very tight over by Nabi.

Live Cricket Score | Hong Kong 56/3 in 9 overs || MS Chapman 5(8). Rashid Khan into attack. First ball of the over and Atkinson takes a single. Chapman plays the second ball towards deep midwicket for a single. Rashid to Atkinson, and no run. And a boundary! Good shot by Atkinson for a four. Appeal by Rashid, and its turned down. And he’s gone as well!!! Rashid clean bowls Atkinson in the final ball of the over.

JJ Atkinson b Rashid Khan 16(20)

Live Cricket Score | Hong Kong 62/4 in 10 overs || Nizakat Khan 1(1), Anshuman Rath 1(2): Anshuman Rath is the next batsman. Gulbadin Naib brought into the attack. The first delivery pushed to long on by Chapman. Naib to Anshuman, and it’s a wide. Naib to Anshuman, and defended for no run. Naib to Anshuman, and he takes a single. Naib to Chapman, and he hits the ball away for 2 runs. And another wicket!!! Chapman is bowled by the medium pacer. And Hong Kong are in serious trouble.

MS Chapman b Mohammad Naib 8(11)

Live Cricket Score | Hong Kong 66/4 in 11 overs || Anshuman Rath 3(4), Nizakat Khan 3(5). Rashid continues for his second over. The first ball is a googly and no run of it. Another dot ball, Hong Kong are struggling here. Nizakat guides the ball for a single to get off the strike. Anshuman Rath takes a single of the next ball. Nizakat Khan drives to cover for a single. Sensible Batting. Final ball of the over and its a single.

Live Cricket Score | Hong Kong 73/4 in 12 overs || Anshuman Rath 9(9), Nizakat Khan 4(6). Naib continues. The first ball of the over is played towards backward square for a single. And it’s another single, they are playing with awareness here. Nizakat plays this ball to mid-off for another single. Well played! Anshuman plays the ball through covers and get 2 runs. No run, good bowling by Naib. The last ball of the over is played for a single.

Live Cricket Score | Hong Kong 80/4 in 13 overs || Anshuman Rath 11(12), Nizakat Khan 8(9). Rashid continues for his third over. Bowls a googly the first ball Anshuman takes a single. Played to long-off and taken a single by Nizakat. A run taken of leg bye by Anshuman of the next ball. No run of the next ball. The pressure is increasing. Three runs of this ball. A chance of a run out and the batsmen take runs of overthrow. The last ball of the over is played towards point for a single.

Live Cricket Score | Hong Kong 82/5 in 14 overs || Anshuman Rath 12(15), KD Shah 1(2). Mohammad Nabi is back into the attack. Good bowl, sees the batsman coming and bowls short. Another dot, the batsman are feeling the pressure now. Rath whips the ball away to the leg side for a single. And they lose another!!! And Nizakat is stumped by Mohammad Shahzad. He is gone for 8. New batsman is KD Shah. Another brilliant delivery, Shah was beaten. And the final ball of the over is guided for a single.

Nizakat Khan st Mohammad Shahzad b Mohammad Nabi 8(10)

Live Cricket Score | Hong Kong 86/5 in 15 overs || Anshuman Rath 14(18), KD Shah 3(5). Hamid is back into the attack. Shah gets a single of the first ball after poor fielding effort. Anshuman plays a ball away for single, he is playing a sensible role. Hamid to Shah, and no run. Next ball is played to midwicket for single by Shah. A slower ball and Anshuman is beaten. Final ball and Anshuman plays the ball for single and keeps the strike. Hong Kong needs to get a move on.

Live Cricket Score | Hong Kong 93/5 in 16 overs || KD Shah 4(7), Anshuman Rath 20(22). Rashid Khan to bowl his last over. Anshuman plays the ball for a single of the first ball. Rashid to Shah and plays the ball for a single. Another dot, drives back to the bowler, no run. And finally a boundary, Anshuman drives towards cover and gets a four. Next ball is played for a single by Anshuman. And the last ball is a dot, Shah fails to get anything.

Live Cricket Score | Hong Kong 97 for 5 in 17 overs || KD Shah 6(11), Anshuman Rath 22(24). Dawlat Zadran back into attack. The first ball is played for a single by Anshuman. Dawlat to Shah and another single. Another single by Anshuman of the third ball. And a dot ball, Shah is unable to get any run of this ball. Another dot, he is really struggling here. Shah of the last ball takes a single.

Live Cricket Score | Hong Kong 106/6 in 18 overs || Anshuman Rath 25(27), Tanwir Afzal 0(0). Mohammad Nabi comes for his final over, he has already 3 wickets. The first ball of the over is played away for a single. Leg bye and one run, Anshuman gives the strike back to Shah. Finally a boundary! Shah finally gets a decent shot away for a four. And he’s gone. After scoring a four, he plays a shot straight at the bowler, and Nabi completes the catch with ease. Nabi to Anshuman, and he gets 2 runs of this ball, he needs to get a few boundaries. Last ball of the over and it’s a single. Just 2 overs left.

KD Shah c&b Mohammad Nabi 11(14)

Live Cricket Score | Hong Kong 110/6 in 19 overs || Tanwir Afzal 2(4), 27(29). Dawlat Zadran to bowl out. The first ball is played away by Anshuman for a single. First ball for Tanwir and no run. Another dot as the pressure builds up on the Hong Kong batsmen. Tanwir gets off the mark with a single of the fourth delivery of the over. Rath gets a single of the penultimate ball of the over. Last ball, and just another single, Tanwir is unable to get much of this ball.

Live Cricket Score | Hong Kong 116/6 in 20 overs || Anshuman Rath 28(31), Tanwir Afzal 6(8). Final over to be bowled by Hamid Hassan. Tanwir gets the first ball for a double through long-on. A single of the second ball of the over. One bye, as the batsmen exchange strike. No run, Tanwir misses the ball and gets no run. Tanwir gets a single of the penultimate ball. And the final ball of the innings is a single. Hong Kong finish the innings with 116 runs in their 20 overs.

Toss: Hong Kong win the toss, choose to bat. They are unchanged. Afghanistan make one change, Hamid Hassan comes in for Amir Hamza. Here are the teams: 

Hong Kong XI: Jamie Atkinson, Ryan Campbell, Babar Hayat, Mark Chapman, Anshuman Rath, Nizakat Khan, Tanwir Afzal (c), Kinchit Shah, Aizaz Khan, Haseeb Amjad, Nadeem Ahmed

Afghanistan XI: Mohammad Shahzad, Noor Ali Zadran, Asghar Stanikzai (c), Gulbadin Naib, Mohammad Nabi, Samiullah Shenwari, Najibullah Zadran, Shafiqullah, Rashid Khan, Dawlat Zadran, Hamid Hassan

Squads:

Hong Kong: James Atkinson (wk), Ryan Campbell, Babar Hayat, Mark Chapman, Anshuman Rath, Tanwir Afzal (c), Nizakat Khan, Aizaz Khan, Kinchit Shah, Haseeb Amjad, Nadeem Ahmed, Waqas Barkat, Tanveer Ahmed, Waqas Khan, Christopher Carter

Afghanistan: Mohammad Shahzad (wk), Noor Ali Zadran, Asghar Stanikzai (c), Gulbadin Naib, Mohammad Nabi, Najibullah Zadran, Shafiqullah Shafiq, Samiullah Shenwari, Dawlat Zadran, Rashid Khan, Amir Hamza, Karim Sadiq, Shapoor Zadran, Mirwais Ashraf, Hamid Hassan.

LIVE CRICKET SCORECARD & BALL-BY-BALL COMMENTARY:  Hong Kong  vs Afghanistan, ICC World T20 2016, Group B, Match 6 at Nagpur