Afghanistan beat UAE by two wickets in the 3rd ODI at Sharjah to stay alive in the four-match ODI series © Getty Images (File Photo)
Afghanistan beat UAE by two wickets in the 3rd ODI at Sharjah to stay alive in the four-match ODI series © Getty Images (File Photo)

Dec 2, 2014

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(Will UAE claim the series here with a win or shall Afghanistan strike back to keep the series alive? Catch live cricket scores of the third ODI here)

THAT’S IT!!!!! AFGHANISTAN WIN!!!! Ashraf finishes off in style as Afghanistan win by two wickets in a match that went down to the wire between two rising teams in the cricketing world. Ashraf also brought-up his half-century in the process. UAE still lead 2-1 as the last match due to be played on December 4 at the very venue.
OUT! Dawlat Zadran 17(26) c Berenger b Khurram Khan

GONE!!!!! Shafiqullah departs for 239, falling short of his half-century by just 11. Dawlat Zadran comes in as Afghanistan still require 48 runs to win with three wickets remaining. the 200 too comes up for Afghanistan.
OUT! Shafiqullah 39(42) c & b Karate

GONE AGAIN!!!!!! Shenwari departs for 19 after being caught of Mustafa himself. Ashraf comes in as the Afghans still need 91 runs to win this contest with four wickets remaining. Shafiqullah is going good and is an important trump card which the Afghans would hate to lose.
OUT! Samiullah Shenwari 15(32) c & b Mustafa

GONE!!! Md. Nabi goes for 26 off 41 deliveries as Mustafa traps him leg-before. Shafiqullah comes in. The batsmen now need to score runs with a greater pace in order to achieve the target. UAE bowlers too are bowling quite a good length.
OUT! Mohammad Nabi 26(41) lbw b Mustafa

GONE AGAIN!!!! Ashgar Stanikzai departs for just nine off 15 deliveries as Naveed gets him caught off Mustafa. Samiullah Shenwari comes in as Afghanistan are four wickets down. A good-partnership here could still see them back in the game.
OUT! Asghar Stanikzai 9(15) c Mustafa b Naveed

GONE!!!!! Two more down for Afghanistan as Ahmadi departs for a brilliant quickfire innings of 67 off 46 as Afghanistan steer to their 100 mark at the end of 16 overs chasing a big target of 274. Afsar Zazai too departs for cheap 14 off 21.
OUT! Javed Ahmadi 67(46) run out, Afsar Zazai 14(21) c Ali b Alhashmi

GONE!!! First breakthrough for UAE as Nawroz Mangal is dismissed for mere 10 off 19 deliveries as Alhashmi make him caught off Anwar. Meanwhile, Javed Ahmadi scores his half-century off just 32 balls.
OUT! Nawroz Mangal 10(19) c Anwar b Alhashmi

Good start to the Afghan innings as opening batsmen, Nawroz Mangal and Javed Ahmadi are off to flier. Ahmadi has been sensational so far smashing 34 off just 20.

GONE OFF THE LAST BALL!!! Shaiman Anwar gets out off the last ball of the innings as he hands it out to Shapoor Zadran while going for a biggie. Meanwhile, Khurram Khan remains unbeaten on 85 off 80 deliveries scoring three consecututive fifties. Afghanistan need 274 to win in 50 overs.
OUT! Shaiman Anwar 9(12) c S Zardan b D Zardan

GONE!!!!! Rohan Mustafa departs for just 21 off 41 and fails to get going and earn a big total as UAE near the 250 mark with just five overs to go. Shaiman Anwar comes in while Khurram Khan still awaits his half-century.
OUT! Rohan Mustafa 21(41) c Zazai b D Zadran

Interesting gameplay from UAE’s point of view as both the batsmen now open up with the innings entering the final 10 overs. Meanwhile, Khurram Khan is nearing his half-century as he is in the 40s. UAE also gets to it’s 200.

GONE!!!! Md Shahzad is dismissed for an impressive 62. Great innings and great gameplay in good circumstances comes to an end. He helps UAE stay in a comfortable posiyion as Rohan Mustafa comes in.
OUT! Mohammad Shahzad 62(59) c & b Shenwari

The batsmen continue to play comfortably as Khurram Khan, the most experienced player in the team is playing comfortably and sensibly while Md. Shahzad brings up his half-century and the 150 for the team as well.

No harm done as Md. Shahzad and Khurram Khan play comfortably without panicking the two loss. Meanwhile, Shahzad is nearing a possible fifty as he is in the 40s.

GONE!!!!!!! It’s Amjad Ali and he misses his half-century by just three. How unfortunate as he is trapped leg-before by Ahmadi. Nevertheless, a good innings as Khurram Khan comes in.
OUT! Amjad Ali 47(56) lbw b Ahmadi

GONE!!!!!!!! First wicket goes down for UAE and it’s Berenger who departs for 27 after lofting the ball to the square leg in to the hands of Farid Malik off Mirwais Ashraf.
OUT! Andri Berenger 19(28) c Malik b Ashraf

Good start by the openers as they steer through and play in a free flowing manner to near the opening 50-run partnership. Berenger and Amjad make sure that there are no hiccups in the beginning of the innings.

Hello and welcome to CricketCountry’s coverage of the third One-Day Intentional (ODI) between UAE and Afghanistan at Dubai on Tuesday. The hosts are already 2-0 up in the series, and will be looking to win the four match series with a 3-0 lead. I am Ayush Gupta and would be keeping you updated with live happenings.

UAE will endeavour to close out the series in the third ODI against Afghanistan to keep the winning momentum going in run up to the World Cup to be held next year. In fact, the series has been kind to both captains, with the Afghanistan skipper Nawroz Mangal also having registered a fifty and a ton in the series but his teams failed to take advantage of his good form. The two captains are neck and neck in terms of aggregate runs for the series.

Toss: Afghanistan (Field).

Teams:

UAE: Amjad Ali, Andri Berenger, Khurram Khan (c), Mohammad Shahzad, Krishnachandran Karate, Shaiman Anwar, Mohammad Naveed, Nasir Aziz, Saqlain Haider, Rohan Mustafa and Fahad Alhashmi.

Afghanistan: Nawroz Mangal, Afsar Zazai (wk), Mohammad Nabi (c), Samiullah Shenwari, Asghar Stanikzai, Shapoor Zadran, Dawlat Zadran, Javed Ahmadi, Mirwais Ashraf, Shafiqullah Shafiq and Farid Malik.

Catch the Live Scorecard and ball-by-ball commentary of 3rd ODI between UAE and Afghanistan here