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  • 2012 Afghanistan v Australia [ODI]

    Afghanistan vs Australia - Only ODI

    August 26, 2012, 12:00AM AET Sharjah Cricket Stadium, Sharjah

    Match Status: Completed
    Australia won by 66 runs

  • Afghanistan All Out 206 (43.5)
  • Australia 8/ 272 (50.0)
  • Australia won the toss and elected to bat
  • Current Run Rate: 4.70
  • Required Run Rate: 10.86
  • Graph
BatsmenRB4s6sS/R
Dawlat Zadran*8182044.44
Shapoor Zadran140025.00
This Partnership:7 Runs From 8 Balls (R/R: 5.25)

BowlersOMRWEcon
XJ Doherty*7.513414.34
JL Pattinson9.014635.11

Last 5 overs:
Latest Commentary (View More)

44th Over
Australia have defeated Afghanistan by 66 runs in Sharjah to win the only ODI match. Pakistan will now step in to play Australia in three ODI matches. The first of those begins at midnight Wednesday night Australian time, and we'll have it all for you.
Australia 8/272 - Clarke 75(94), Wade 75(108), M.Hussey 49(58), Karim Sadiq 2/22 (6) defeated Afghanistan 206 - Asghar Stanikzai 66 (106), Mohammad Nabi 46 (60), Starc 4/47 (9), Pattinson 3/46 (Pattinson). MOTM - Starc
The Australian fast bowling trio were just a class above the batsmen today and the target was never in any real danger. The spinners did their job as the Afghani batsmen went down swinging. An enthralling series against Pakistan now awaits the Aussies.
Australia got through the match without any major worries. There's plenty to work on though particularly with the conditions. It's approaching 2am local time and the heat and humidity is still very difficult. The bowlers struggled a bit to grip the ball.
Afghanistan should be very proud of their efforts today. They fought to the very end and didn't back down from the Australians. They smashed a number of boundaries but their inability to turn over the singles was a major factor. Plenty of potential though
Dawlat Zadran - c:M.Hussey b:Doherty 8 (18 balls, 31 minutes). FOW 10/206 (43.5). 10th wicket partnership (D.Zadran/S.Zadran) of 7 runs. Shapoor Zadran - 1* (4 balls, 6 minutes).
Over 43.5: Doherty to Dawlat Zadran, no run, OUT, flighted ball drops on the batsman as he attempts another slog sweep. It's gone very high but Mike Hussey makes no mistake at deep midwicket.
Over 43.4: Doherty to Dawlat Zadran, FOUR, swung away hard with the sweep shot along the ground to the deep backward square leg boundary. Just missed Umpire Bowden too.
Over 43.3: Doherty to Dawlat Zadran, no run, gets across and defends back to the bowler.
Over 43.2: Doherty to Dawlat Zadran, no run, down the pitch and swings a single away to fine leg. In fact he doesn't because they don't take the run.
Over 43.1: Doherty to Shapoor Zadran, one run, slog sweeps flat away to Starc at deep midwicket.
43rd Over
Over 42.6: Pattinson to Shapoor Zadran, leg bye, worked squarer this time but again off the pads. They take a leg bye to end the over. AFG 9/201 (Dawlat Zadran 4, Shapoor Zadran 0)
Over 42.5: Pattinson to Shapoor Zadran, no run, deflected fine off the legs but Wade gets across to cut it off.
Over 42.4: Pattinson to Shapoor Zadran, wide, around the wicket and leaves a short ball down the leg side. A wide called and that brings up 200 runs for Afghanistan.
Over 42.4: Pattinson to Shapoor Zadran, no run, pushes at a ball angled across him, a left-handed batsman, and misses.
Gulbodin Naib - c:Wade b:Pattinson 22 (17 balls, 28 minutes). FOW 9/199 (42.2), 9th wicket partnership (Naib/D.Zadran) of 28 runs. The last batsman is Shapoor Zadran.
Over 42.3: Pattinson to Gulbodin Naib, no run, OUT, tries to force a cut shot close to his body and gets an edge. Some extra bounce as Wade has to come forward but gets his gloves under the ball. Third umpire confirms and Naib's single-less innings ends
Over 42.2: Pattinson to Gulbodin Naib, wide, ignores a full ball outside the guideline on the off-side.
Over 42.2: Pattinson to Gulbodin Naib, no run, beaten by a slower ball outside the off stump. It's currently 1:30am local time.
Over 42.1: Pattinson to Gulbodin Naib, no run, gives himself room and can't reach a full ball outside off stump.
42nd Over
Over 41.6: Doherty to Dawlat Zadran, no run, gets forward and defends to midwicket for a maiden over. AFG 8/198 (Gulbodin Naib 22, Dawlat Zadran 4)
Over 41.5: Doherty to Dawlat Zadran, no run, walks forward and nudges the ball to the off-side.
Over 41.4: Doherty to Dawlat Zadran, no run, stretches forward and defends to the off-side.
Over 41.3: Doherty to Dawlat Zadran, no run, waits on the crease and taps the ball to the off-side.
Over 41.2: Doherty to Dawlat Zadran, no run, gets forward and defends to the leg-side.
Over 41.1: Doherty to Dawlat Zadran, no run, deflected away off the pads towards short third man.
41st Over
42nd Over: Xavier Doherty (0/29 off 6) back at the Pavilion end, replacing Starc.
Over 40.6: Pattinson to Gulbodin Naib, no run, now he steps away and ignores a sharp bouncer over the stumps. AFG 8/198 (Gulbodin Naib 22, Dawlat Zadran 4)
Over 40.5: Pattinson to Gulbodin Naib, wide, ignores a ball fired wide of the off stump and called by Umpire Bowden.
Over 40.5: Pattinson to Gulbodin Naib, SIX, low full toss launched away over wide long on for another six! Afghanistan have hit a stack of them today and this is great batting!
Over 40.4: Pattinson to Gulbodin Naib, no run, wide outside off stump and Naib flays the ball to deep cover but he opts against the single.
Over 40.3: Pattinson to Gulbodin Naib, SIX, well Gulbodin Naib watched that one ... and Pattinson watches it sail flat over the midwicket rope! Great shot!
Over 40.2: Pattinson to Gulbodin Naib, no run, gets nowhere near a slower ball outside off stump, in fact he tried to heave it over midwicket somewhere. Pattinson advised him to watch the ball I think.
Over 40.1: Pattinson to Gulbodin Naib, no run, right behind the ball and defends down the pitch.
40th Over
41st Over: James Pattinson (2/31 off 7) back at the Sharjah Club end, replacing Johnson.
Over 39.6: Starc to Dawlat Zadran, FOUR, and he finally connects with one! Zadran again backed away and swung hard, the ball flies off the edge down to third man. AFG 8/185 (Gulbodin Naib 10, Dawlat Zadran 4)
Over 39.5: Starc to Dawlat Zadran, no run, high full toss misses the attempted slap from Zadran and just misses the top of the stumps!
Over 39.4: Starc to Dawlat Zadran, no run, popped away softly off the pad to the leg-side.
Over 39.3: Starc to Dawlat Zadran, no run, again Zadran backs away but this time defends to the off-side.
Over 39.2: Starc to Dawlat Zadran, no run, fuller ball close to off stump produces a swing and a miss.
Over 39.1: Starc to Dawlat Zadran, no run, staying around the wicket as Zadran backs away and gets nowhere near a short ball over the stumps.
39th Over
Over 38.6: Johnson to Gulbodin Naib, FOUR, swings the ball away hard and it will race to the midwicket boundary. Haven't been short of those in this innings. AFG 8/181 (Gulbodin Naib 10, Dawlat Zadran 0)
Over 38.5: Johnson to Gulbodin Naib, no run, gets across and defends into the leg-side. Zadran set off but never a run there.
Over 38.4: Johnson to Gulbodin Naib, no run, shorter ball outside off stump has Naib missing a big pull shot.
Over 38.3: Johnson to Gulbodin Naib, SIX, oh wow look at that fly!! Naib stands his ground and lifts the ball high and mighty straight back down the ground for a big six!!
Over 38.2: Johnson to Gulbodin Naib, no run, mis-times a pull shot away to the fielder at midwicket.
Over 38.1: Johnson to Gulbodin Naib, no run, around the wicket with a wide slip in as Naib clubs the ball along the ground to point.
38th Over
Over 37.6: Starc to Dawlat Zadran, no run, backs away and misses a full ball angling just past the leg stump. AFG 8/171 (Gulbodin Naib 0, Dawlat Zadran 0)
Over 37.5: Starc to Dawlat Zadran, no run, up on his toes to defend a short ball to the off-side.
Samiullah Shenwari - b:Starc 14 (22 balls, 32 minutes). FOW 8/171 (37.4), 8th wicket partnership (Shenwari/Naib) of 5 runs. The new batsman is Dawlat Zadran.
Over 37.4: Starc to Samiullah Shenwari, no run, OUT, slower ball does the trick. Around the wicket angling in, he tried to run it to third man but got an inside edge onto middle stump. Far too close to the body for the shot as Australia cruise to victory.
Over 37.3: Starc to Samiullah Shenwari, FOUR, chipped away high and safely over mid off as the ball races to the boundary.
Over 37.2: Starc to Samiullah Shenwari, no run, right behind the ball and drops it down to the off-side.
Over 37.1: Starc to Samiullah Shenwari, wide, leaves a short ball fired down the leg side.
Over 37.1: Starc to Samiullah Shenwari, no run, around the wicket and Shenwari slaps a drive to extra cover.
37th Over
Over 36.6: Johnson to Gulbodin Naib, no run, defends the ball safely to the off-side. AFG 7/166 (Samiullah Shenwari 10, Gulbodin Naib 0)
Over 36.5: Johnson to Gulbodin Naib, no run, watchfully leaves the ball outside off stump.
That was bizarre from the Umpire. It looked out - the batsman hit the ground but also seemed to get an edge. Umpire Bowden shook his head, then after a few seconds raised the finger! It looks the correct decision however, just got there a strange way.
Najibullah Zadran - c:Wade b:Johnson 0 (1 ball, 3 minutes). FOW 7/166 (36.4), 7th wicket partnership (Shenwari/Zadran) of 1 run. The new batsman is Gulbodin Naib.
Over 36.4: Johnson to Najibullah Zadran, no run, OUT, pushes at a full ball outside off stump and the Australians think he's edged it. There's a deflection after the batsman hit the ground and looked an edge. Umpire Bowden shakes his head, then gives him!
Over 36.3: Johnson to Samiullah Shenwari, one run, leans forward and defends with a thick inside edge to fine leg.
Over 36.2: Johnson to Samiullah Shenwari, no run, gets forward and taps the ball to the off-side.
Over 36.1: Johnson to Samiullah Shenwari, no run, pushes the ball straight to mid off.
36th Over
37th Over: Mitchell Johnson (1/23 off 7) back on in place of Clarke at the Shahjah Club end.
Asghar Stanikzai - c:Clarke b:Starc 66 (106 balls, 155 minutes). FOW 6/165 (35.6), 6th wicket partnership (Stanikzai/Shenwari) of 30 runs. The new batsman is Najibullah Zadran.
Over 35.6: Starc to Asghar Stanikzai, no run, OUT, and the cramp has really won out there. It was a short ball did him for pace, miscued a pull shot and Clarke takes a great catch at midwicket diving to his left! End of a very good innings.
This is a really bad case of cramp for Stanikzai which is a shame because he has batted so well. Of course he can't have a runner either. After some treatment he will bat on, but is in obvious discomfort.
Over 35.5: Starc to Asghar Stanikzai, FOUR, high full toss whacked straight back down the ground for another boundary! Stanikzai is in massive trouble with cramp, but he's hitting plenty of boundaries!
Over 35.4: Starc to Asghar Stanikzai, FOUR, stands and delivers a big club. He doesn't get it where he wanted - a thick inside edge - but it races to fine leg as Stanikzai battles cramp
Over 35.3: Starc to Asghar Stanikzai, no run, drives hard but straight to mid off.
Over 35.2: Starc to Asghar Stanikzai, FOUR, another full toss and this one is crunched away to the long off boundary. There's so much sweat out there it's become hard for the bowlers to grip the ball.
Over 35.1: Starc to Samiullah Shenwari, one run, around the wicket and Shenwari punches a full toss to deep cover.
35th Over
36th Over: Mitchell Starc (2/25 off 6) is back at the Pavilion end, replacing Hussey.
Power Play 3 (batting team): Overs 36-40
Over 34.6: Clarke to Asghar Stanikzai, no run, defends softly back down the pitch. Afghanistan need 121 to win off 90 balls. AFG 5/152 (Asghar Stanikzai 54, Samiullah Shenwari 8)
Over 34.5: Clarke to Asghar Stanikzai, no run, prods forward and defends to the off-side.
Over 34.4: Clarke to Samiullah Shenwari, one run, gets right across and turns a single behind square.
Over 34.3: Clarke to Samiullah Shenwari, no run, pushed away to the sub fielder Smith in the covers.
Over 34.2: Clarke to Samiullah Shenwari, no run, gets across and defends back to the bowler.
Over 34.1: Clarke to Asghar Stanikzai, one run, gets back in the crease and punches a single down to long off.
34th Over
Over 33.6: DJ Hussey to Asghar Stanikzai, one run, shorter ball chopped away to point for another run. AFG 5/150 (Asghar Stanikzai 53, Samiullah Shenwari 7)
Over 33.5: DJ Hussey to Samiullah Shenwari, one run, worked easily off the pads for a single to deep midwicket.
Over 33.4: DJ Hussey to Asghar Stanikzai, one run, drives hard to a fumbling Hussey and he gives away a single.
Over 33.3: DJ Hussey to Samiullah Shenwari, one run, takes a skip down the pitch and drives to long off.
Over 33.2: DJ Hussey to Samiullah Shenwari, no run, attempted switch hit pops up just short of the man at short third man. It was an edge into the body.
Over 33.1: DJ Hussey to Samiullah Shenwari, no run, full toss pushed away straight to extra cover.
33rd Over
Over 32.6: Clarke to Samiullah Shenwari, one run, well forward and nudges another single down the ground. AFG 5/146 (Asghar Stanikzai 51, Samiullah Shenwari 5)
Over 32.5: Clarke to Samiullah Shenwari, no run, leans forward and defends to the leg-side.
Over 32.4: Clarke to Asghar Stanikzai, one run, steps forward and drives again to Warner at long off.
Over 32.3: Clarke to Samiullah Shenwari, one run, slaps a drive out to deep cover.
Over 32.2: Clarke to Asghar Stanikzai, one run, drives past the bowler for a single to long off to bring up a very good 50 and the crowd give him a great reaction! Off 95 balls with 3 Fours.
Over 32.1: Clarke to Asghar Stanikzai, no run, backs away and chops the ball into the covers.
32nd Over
33rd Over: Michael Clarke on now to replace Johnson at the Sharjah Club end. It's very hot and humid despite being the middle of the night local time, hard work for the batsmen and fast bowlers especially.
Over 31.6: DJ Hussey to Asghar Stanikzai, one run, pushed down the ground for an easy single to long off. AFG 5/142 (Asghar Stanikzai 49, Samiullah Shenwari 3)
Over 31.5: DJ Hussey to Asghar Stanikzai, no run, nudged away towards midwicket but can't find the gap.
Over 31.4: DJ Hussey to Samiullah Shenwari, one run, gets forward and drives down to long off for an easy single.
Over 31.3: DJ Hussey to Asghar Stanikzai, one run, worked just behind square for an easy single.
Over 31.2: DJ Hussey to Asghar Stanikzai, no run, turned straight to short fine leg.
Over 31.1: DJ Hussey to Samiullah Shenwari, one run, starts with a loopy full toss and it's flicked to long on.
31st Over
32nd Over: David Hussey on to replace Pattinson at the Pavilion end.
Over 30.6: Johnson to Samiullah Shenwari, one run, shuffles forward and drives along the ground to deep cover. AFG 5/138 (Asghar Stanikzai 47, Samiullah Shenwari 1)
Over 30.5: Johnson to Samiullah Shenwari, wide, leaves another one fired wide down the leg side.
Over 30.5: Johnson to Samiullah Shenwari, wide, ignores a short ball down the leg side.
Over 30.5: Johnson to Samiullah Shenwari, no run, on the crease and defends to the off-side.
That was a very entertaining innings and a strong partnership. They didn't get a lot of singles but the boundaries were entertaining, and it took a good ball to end things.
Mohammad Nabi - b:Johnson 46 (60 balls, 78 minutes). FOW 5/135 (30.4), 5th wicket partnership (Stanikzai/Nabi) of 87 runs. The new batsman is Samiullah Shenwari, as we take Drinks.
Over 30.4: Johnson to Mohammad Nabi, no run, OUT, and there's the reply with Johnson bursting straight through Nabi. He was just pushing at it, beaten for pace and the ball crashes into the stumps. Nabi's fun is over as Johnson celebrates.
Over 30.3: Johnson to Mohammad Nabi, FOUR, stands tall and clubs the ball high over extra cover and into the fence for another boundary!
Over 30.2: Johnson to Mohammad Nabi, no run, steps forward and defends to the off-side.
Over 30.1: Johnson to Asghar Stanikzai, one run, around the wicket and the ball is tucked out to deep midwicket.
30th Over
Over 29.6: Pattinson to Asghar Stanikzai, one run, slashes hard down to third man for another run to the total. AFG 4/130 (Mohammad Nabi 42, Asghar Stanikzai 46)
Over 29.5: Pattinson to Asghar Stanikzai, no run, defends a slower ball back alongside the pitch for Pattinson to field.
Over 29.4: Pattinson to Asghar Stanikzai, no run, tries to force a cut shot close to the body and misses through to Wade.
Over 29.3: Pattinson to Mohammad Nabi, one run, stands at the crease and punches a single away to deep cover.
Over 29.2: Pattinson to Asghar Stanikzai, one run, flicks a full toss away to Johnson at fine leg.
Over 29.1: Pattinson to Asghar Stanikzai, no run, mis-times a pull shot and can't beat a scampering Clarke at midwicket.
29th Over
Over 28.6: Johnson to Mohammad Nabi, no run, punched hard off the back foot straight to backward point. AFG 4/127 (Mohammad Nabi 41, Asghar Stanikzai 44)
Over 28.5: Johnson to Asghar Stanikzai, one run, pushed away through the cover gap for another easy single.
Over 28.4: Johnson to Asghar Stanikzai, two runs, squared up and gets a thick edge wide of backward point for a couple more.
Over 28.3: Johnson to Asghar Stanikzai, no run, pushes hard outside off stump and the ball beats the edge.
Over 28.2: Johnson to Asghar Stanikzai, two runs, turned away off the body for a couple behind square.
Over 28.1: Johnson to Asghar Stanikzai, no run, around the wicket and Stanikzai defends into the covers.
28th Over
29th Over: Mitchell Johnson (0/10 off 5) is back on at the Sharjah Club end, replacing Starc.
Over 27.6: Pattinson to Mohammad Nabi, FOUR, swings hard and gets an inside edge past leg stump for a boundary! These Afghani batsmen are riding their luck but batting very well. AFG 4/122 (Mohammad Nabi 41, Asghar Stanikzai 39)
Over 27.5: Pattinson to Asghar Stanikzai, one run, drives hard into the ground over point but the ball is cut off out there near the boundary.
Over 27.4: Pattinson to Asghar Stanikzai, no run, right behind the ball and defends back down the pitch.
Over 27.3: Pattinson to Asghar Stanikzai, no run, on the crease and defends to the leg-side.
Over 27.2: Pattinson to Asghar Stanikzai, FOUR, short ball pulled away hard in the air but safely to the midwicket boundary.
Over 27.1: Pattinson to Asghar Stanikzai, no run, APPEAL, big shout for lbw from Pattinson but looked like it was angling down the leg side. It kept low, inside edge too.
27th Over
28th Over: James Pattinson (2/19 off 5) is back at the Pavilion end, replacing Maxwell.
Over 26.6: Starc to Mohammad Nabi, FOUR, good shot just opening the face of the bat and using Starc's pace to guide the ball down to third man. AFG 4/113 (Mohammad Nabi 37, Asghar Stanikzai 34)
Over 26.5: Starc to Mohammad Nabi, no run, on the crease and defends into the point region.
Over 26.4: Starc to Mohammad Nabi, no run, pushes a drive back past the bowler to mid off.
Over 26.3: Starc to Asghar Stanikzai, one run, squared up slightly but runs another one down to third man.
Over 26.2: Starc to Mohammad Nabi, one run, waits on the crease and drops a quick single to the off-side.
Over 26.1: Starc to Mohammad Nabi, wide, ignores a very short, very wide bouncer.
Over 26.1: Starc to Asghar Stanikzai, one run, on the crease and knocks the ball through midwicket for an easy single.
26th Over
Over 25.6: Maxwell to Mohammad Nabi, SIX, and there's another one for Nabi! Gives himself room and smokes it flat over the bowlers' head for his fourth six! AFG 4/105 (Mohammad Nabi 32, Asghar Stanikzai 32)
Over 25.5: Maxwell to Mohammad Nabi, two runs, turned away fine off his pads for a couple more. Brings up the 50 partnership off 86 balls.
Over 25.4: Maxwell to Asghar Stanikzai, one run, tossed up and whipped down to long on for an easy single.
Over 25.3: Maxwell to Asghar Stanikzai, no run, leans forward and turns the ball to backward square leg.
Over 25.2: Maxwell to Mohammad Nabi, one run, pushed away from the crease to Starc at deep cover.
Over 25.1: Maxwell to Asghar Stanikzai, one run, worked away with the spin behind square for a single.
25th Over
Over 24.6: Starc to Mohammad Nabi, no run, another short one and Nabi rises with it to defend down to the off-side. AFG 4/94 (Mohammad Nabi 23, Asghar Stanikzai 30)
Over 24.5: Starc to Mohammad Nabi, no run, bouncer has Nabi ducking and taking it on the shoulder, maybe flicking the glove. It all ended safely for the batsman.
Over 24.4: Starc to Asghar Stanikzai, one run, DROPPED, winds up and smashes the ball hard to Bailey at mid on. It was really hammered and burst straight through is hands.
Over 24.3: Starc to Mohammad Nabi, leg bye, misses a ball swinging into his pads and it deflects away for a leg bye.
Over 24.2: Starc to Mohammad Nabi, no run, gets forward and pats the ball down towards mid off.
Over 24.1: Starc to Mohammad Nabi, no run, there's a slip in as Nabi defends from the crease to backward point.
24th Over
25th Over: Mitchell Starc (2/16 off 4) is back at the Sharjah Club end, replacing Doherty.
Over 23.6: Maxwell to Asghar Stanikzai, no run, worked straight to Warner again to end another maiden over. AFG 4/92 (Mohammad Nabi 23, Asghar Stanikzai 29)
Over 23.5: Maxwell to Asghar Stanikzai, no run, punched hard but straight to D.Hussey at extra cover.
Over 23.4: Maxwell to Asghar Stanikzai, no run, leans forward and flicks the ball to midwicket.
Over 23.3: Maxwell to Asghar Stanikzai, no run, wider ball chopped straight to Warner at backward point.
Over 23.2: Maxwell to Asghar Stanikzai, no run, gets forward and defends again back to the bowler.
Over 23.1: Maxwell to Asghar Stanikzai, no run, prods forward and taps the ball to the off-side.
23rd Over
Over 22.6: Doherty to Asghar Stanikzai, one run, turned away with the wrists through square leg for another run. AFG 4/92 (Mohammad Nabi 23, Asghar Stanikzai 29)
Over 22.5: Doherty to Asghar Stanikzai, no run, punched away straight to the man in the covers.
Over 22.4: Doherty to Asghar Stanikzai, no run, steps forward and defends to the off-side.
Over 22.3: Doherty to Mohammad Nabi, one run, on the crease and nudges a quick single behind point.
Over 22.2: Doherty to Mohammad Nabi, SIX, down the pitch he comes again and drills the ball flat and hard over long on and over the rope again!
Over 22.1: Doherty to Asghar Stanikzai, one run, punched off the back foot past extra cover for a single to long off.
22nd Over
Over 21.6: Maxwell to Asghar Stanikzai, one run, flicked away to deep midwicket for another single. The clock has ticked over to Sunday local time now. AFG 4/83 (Mohammad Nabi 16, Asghar Stanikzai 27)
Over 21.5: Maxwell to Asghar Stanikzai, no run, tossed up and the ball is knocked away to backward point.
Over 21.4: Maxwell to Asghar Stanikzai, no run, backs away and misses a cut shot outside the off stump.
Over 21.3: Maxwell to Mohammad Nabi, one run, pushes a drive wide of the bowler to Pattinson at long on.
Over 21.2: Maxwell to Mohammad Nabi, no run, gets forward and defends back down the pitch.
Over 21.1: Maxwell to Asghar Stanikzai, one run, over the wicket now and Stanikzai taps the ball to the off-side for a quick single.
21st Over
Over 20.6: Doherty to Mohammad Nabi, no run, punched away towards point again to end the over. AFG 4/80 (Mohammad Nabi 15, Asghar Stanikzai 25)
Over 20.5: Doherty to Mohammad Nabi, no run, down the pitch and clips the ball straight to midwicket.
Over 20.4: Doherty to Mohammad Nabi, no run, on the crease and punches towards mid off.
Over 20.3: Doherty to Mohammad Nabi, no run, leans forward and smothers the ball with bat and pad.
Over 20.2: Doherty to Mohammad Nabi, no run, skips forward and defends to the off-side.
Over 20.1: Doherty to Asghar Stanikzai, one run, short ball cut away to deep cover for a single.
20th Over
Over 19.6: Maxwell to Mohammad Nabi, no run, gets forward and punches the ball straight to mid off. AFG 4/79 (Mohammad Nabi 15, Asghar Stanikzai 24)
Over 19.5: Maxwell to Mohammad Nabi, no run, pushed away to the off-side.
Over 19.4: Maxwell to Mohammad Nabi, two runs, steps across and paddles the ball very fine past Wade for a couple more.
Over 19.3: Maxwell to Mohammad Nabi, no run, prods forward and defends to the off-side.
Over 19.2: Maxwell to Mohammad Nabi, SIX, down the pitch and swings the ball high in the air. It's not controlled by any means but he's got under it, and got enough to sail easily over deep forward square leg.
Over 19.1: Maxwell to Asghar Stanikzai, one run, staying around the wicket and Stanikzai works a single to deep backward square leg.
19th Over
Over 18.6: Doherty to Mohammad Nabi, no run, played back down the pitch to the bowler. Big over for Afghanistan. AFG 4/70 (Mohammad Nabi 9, Asghar Stanikzai 23)
Over 18.5: Doherty to Mohammad Nabi, no run, another flighted ball and Nabi pats it back towards the bowler.
Over 18.4: Doherty to Mohammad Nabi, SIX, wow ... WOW!!! Nabi has taken a step down the pitch and drilled the ball a long, long way straight back down the ground! It's flown out of Sharjah, that was huge!
Over 18.3: Doherty to Asghar Stanikzai, one run, flighted again as the bal drops on him. His big drive skews away safely in the air towards deep point.
Over 18.2: Doherty to Asghar Stanikzai, no run, on the crease to a quicker ball and plays to mid on.
Over 18.1: Doherty to Asghar Stanikzai, FOUR, drops to a knee and smashes a slog sweep flat over midwicket, one bounce and into the fence.
18th Over
Over 17.6: Maxwell to Mohammad Nabi, no run, flicks the ball straight to Clarke at midwicket again to end a maiden over. AFG 4/59 (Mohammad Nabi 3, Asghar Stanikzai 18)
Over 17.5: Maxwell to Mohammad Nabi, no run, gets forward and plays straight back to the bowler.
Over 17.4: Maxwell to Mohammad Nabi, no run, leans forward and defends softly to the off-side.
Over 17.3: Maxwell to Mohammad Nabi, no run, wide ball cut hard but straight to cover.
Over 17.2: Maxwell to Mohammad Nabi, no run, bowling around the wicket and Nabi plays to backward point.
Over 17.1: Maxwell to Mohammad Nabi, no run, whips the ball to a diving Clarke at short midwicket.
17th Over
18th Over: Glenn Maxwell is on now at the Pavilion end, replacing Johnson.
Over 16.6: Doherty to Asghar Stanikzai, no run, steps forward and pops the ball up to the leg-side. AFG 4/59 (Mohammad Nabi 3, Asghar Stanikzai 19)
Over 16.5: Doherty to Asghar Stanikzai, no run, whips a drive back past the bowler but he can't beat mid on.
Over 16.4: Doherty to Mohammad Nabi, one run, drives along the ground to Warner deep at cover.
Over 16.3: Doherty to Mohammad Nabi, no run, pats a flighted ball straight back down the pitch.
Over 16.2: Doherty to Mohammad Nabi, no run, leans forward and defends to Clarke at short cover.
Over 16.1: Doherty to Asghar Stanikzai, one run, pushes forward and nudges a quick single to the off-side.
16th Over
Over 15.6: Johnson to Mohammad Nabi, no run, tries to turn the ball away and it lobs up off his pad to the off-side. AFG 4/57 (Mohammad Nabi 2, Asghar Stanikzai 18)
Over 15.5: Johnson to Mohammad Nabi, no run, shuffles forward and defends straight back down the pitch.
Over 15.4: Johnson to Mohammad Nabi, no run, on the crease and defends safely away to the off-side.
Over 15.3: Johnson to Mohammad Nabi, no run, moves across and defends towards Warner at point.
Over 15.2: Johnson to Mohammad Nabi, no run, steps forward and defends to the off-side.
Over 15.1: Johnson to Asghar Stanikzai, one run, steps forward and works a single down to third man.
15th Over
Power Play 2 (bowling team): Overs 16-20
Over 14.6: Doherty to Mohammad Nabi, no run, skips down the pitch and plays straight back to the bowler. AFG 4/56 (Mohammad Nabi 2, Asghar Stanikzai 17)
Over 14.5: Doherty to Mohammad Nabi, no run, leans forward and defends towards the leg-side.
Over 14.4: Doherty to Mohammad Nabi, no run, on the crease and defends a flatter ball to the off-side.
Over 14.3: Doherty to Mohammad Nabi, no run, knocked away to the covers but he's rightfully sent back.
Over 14.2: Doherty to Asghar Stanikzai, one run, leans forward and taps a single to short third man.
Over 14.1: Doherty to Asghar Stanikzai, no run, flighted ball pushed away to the man at cover.
14th Over
Drinks: Afghanistan 4/55 (14 overs) chasing 273 runs to win. Australia are well on top with their fast bowlers proving to be a few classes above. Afghanistan though are fighting hard and have been far from disgraced in this match.
Over 13.6: Johnson to Mohammad Nabi, no run, good short ball has Nabi jumping around but playing safely back down the pitch. AFG 4/55 (Mohammad Nabi 2, Asghar Stanikzai 16)
Over 13.5: Johnson to Asghar Stanikzai, one run, turned away off the pads for a leg bye behind square.
Over 13.4: Johnson to Asghar Stanikzai, no run, on the crease and defends into the covers where Warner again cuts it off.
Over 13.3: Johnson to Asghar Stanikzai, no run, reaches for a full ball outside off stump but can't connect.
Over 13.2: Johnson to Asghar Stanikzai, no run, mis-times a drive with an inside edge bouncing towards Wade.
Over 13.1: Johnson to Asghar Stanikzai, no run, bowling around the wicket as Stanikzai slashes a drive to backward point. Warner makes a brilliant save to his left.
13th Over
14th Over: Mitchell Johnson (0/9 off 3) is back, replacing Pattinson at the Pavilion end.
Over 12.6: Doherty to Asghar Stanikzai, one run, a bit of width again and Stanikzai cuts a single away to M.Hussey again. AFG 4/54 (Mohammad Nabi 2, Asghar Stanikzai 15)
Over 12.5: Doherty to Mohammad Nabi, one run, waits for a shorter ball and chops it to deep cover.
Over 12.4: Doherty to Asghar Stanikzai, one run, leans forward and plays towards square leg for a second time in the over.
Over 12.3: Doherty to Mohammad Nabi, one run, gets back and forces the ball away to M.Hussey at deep cover.
Over 12.2: Doherty to Mohammad Nabi, no run, flighted ball and Nabi pats it back down the pitch.
Over 12.1: Doherty to Asghar Stanikzai, one run, gets well forward and turns the ball around the corner with a thick inside edge.
12th Over
13th Over: Xavier Doherty is on now at the Sharjah Club end, replacing Johnson.
Over 11.6: Pattinson to Mohammad Nabi, no run, gets forward and defends towards Maxwell in the covers. Big over from Pattinson to assert the Australians. AFG 4/49 (Mohammad Nabi 0, Asghar Stanikzai 12)
Over 11.5: Pattinson to Mohammad Nabi, no run, shuffles across and defends to short midwicket.
Over 11.4: Pattinson to Mohammad Nabi, no run, gets forward and defends back down the pitch.
Nawroz Mangal - lbw:Pattinson 0 (2 balls, 1 minute). FOW 4/49 (11.3), 4th wicket partnership (Stanikzai/Mangal) of 0 runs. The new batsman is Mohammad Nabi.
Over 11.3: Pattinson to Nawroz Mangal, no run, OUT, huge shout for lbw and Mangal has been struck right in front, he's gone! It was full, it was straight, it was out. That ball was crashing into middle and leg and probably did him for pace, easy decision.
Over 11.2: Pattinson to Nawroz Mangal, no run, gets right behind the ball and defends to the leg-side.
Mohammad Shehzad - c:Wade b:Pattinson 11 (12 balls, 26 minutes). FOW 3/49 (11.1), 3rd wicket partnership (Stanikzai/Shehzad) of 23 runs. The new batsman is the captain, Nawroz Mangal.
Over 11.1: Pattinson to Mohammad Shehzad, no run, OUT, edged and easily taken by Wade. No footwork as he's stuck on the crease, flirts with the ball and gets an edge. A bit of a nothing shot really and pays the price.
11th Over
Over 10.6: Johnson to Asghar Stanikzai, no run, shuffles forward and defends to the off-side. AFG 2/49 (Mohammad Shehzad 11, Asghar Stanikzai 12)
Over 10.5: Johnson to Asghar Stanikzai, wide, sharp bouncer gets up too high for Stanikzai's hook shot.
Over 10.5: Johnson to Mohammad Shehzad, one run, stands at the crease and gets a thick edge bouncing through Clarke at slip.
Over 10.4: Johnson to Asghar Stanikzai, one run, reaches for the ball outside off stump and glides it away through backward point.
Over 10.3: Johnson to Asghar Stanikzai, no run, mis-times a drive bouncing away towards cover.
Over 10.2: Johnson to Asghar Stanikzai, no run, stands at the crease and punches straight to cover.
Over 10.1: Johnson to Mohammad Shehzad, one run, winds up and mis-cues a drive in the air but it lands safely wide of mid on.
10th Over
Over 9.6: Pattinson to Asghar Stanikzai, no run, stands at the crease and defends to the off-side. AFG 2/45 (Mohammad Shehzad 9, Asghar Stanikzai 11)
Over 9.5: Pattinson to Asghar Stanikzai, no run, mis-times a drive from the crease down to mid off.
Over 9.4: Pattinson to Mohammad Shehzad, one run, knocked away late towards deep square leg. Minimal footwork again to a ball angling in.
Over 9.3: Pattinson to Mohammad Shehzad, no run, moves across to get behind the ball and defends to mid off.
Over 9.2: Pattinson to Mohammad Shehzad, FOUR, classic shot this time from Shehzad bending a knee and driving through the covers.
Over 9.1: Pattinson to Mohammad Shehzad, two runs, clipped away low but in the air for a moment past short midwicket for a couple.
9th Over
10th Over: James Pattinson (0/12 off 3) has swung around to replace Starc at the Pavilion end.
Over 8.6: Johnson to Asghar Stanikzai, no run, beaten again by a full ball close to the off stump. AFG 2/38 (Mohammad Shehzad 2, Asghar Stanikzai 11)
Over 8.5: Johnson to Asghar Stanikzai, no run, drives hard but straight to Maxwell in the covers.
Over 8.4: Johnson to Asghar Stanikzai, no run, up on the crease and defends away to backward point.
Over 8.3: Johnson to Asghar Stanikzai, no run, pushes forward and beaten by a ball pushed across him.
Over 8.2: Johnson to Mohammad Shehzad, one run, punches a drive to the left of Bailey at mid off as they scamper a single.
Over 8.1: Johnson to Mohammad Shehzad, no run, surprised by a wide full toss and totally mis-times an attempted slap. Replays of that last lbw show the ball clearly missing the stumps.
8th Over
Over 7.6: Starc to Asghar Stanikzai, four leg byes, APPEAL, big shout for lbw as Stanikzai is hit on the full by a low ball swinging in. Looked to be outside leg stump though as the ball races away fine. AFG 2/37 (Mohammad Shehzad 1, Asghar Stanikzai 11)
Over 7.5: Starc to Asghar Stanikzai, no run, attempts a pull shot but he's hurried into it. The ball lobs away to the leg side.
Over 7.4: Starc to Asghar Stanikzai, no run, gets forward and leaves a ball angled across him.
Over 7.3: Starc to Asghar Stanikzai, no run, squeezes a low full toss away towards cover.
Over 7.2: Starc to Asghar Stanikzai, no run, just one slip now as Stanikzai chops the ball to a jumping Warner at backward point.
Over 7.1: Starc to Asghar Stanikzai, two runs, clips the ball nicely off his pads through square leg for a couple more. Starc is finding good swing back into the right handers.
Over 7.1: Starc to Asghar Stanikzai, wide, leaves a full ball swinging well down the leg side.
7th Over
Over 6.6: Johnson to Mohammad Shehzad, no run, gets forward and defends to the off-side. AFG 2/30 (Mohammad Shehzad 1, Asghar Stanikzai 9)
Over 6.5: Johnson to Asghar Stanikzai, one run, flicked off his hip down to Starc running around at fine leg.
Over 6.4: Johnson to Mohammad Shehzad, one run, short ball pulled along the ground to deep backward square leg.
Over 6.3: Johnson to Mohammad Shehzad, wide, no interest in a full ball well wide of the off stump.
Over 6.3: Johnson to Asghar Stanikzai, one run, on the crease and runs a single down to third man.
Over 6.2: Johnson to Asghar Stanikzai, no run, stands at the crease and punches into the off-side. Maxwell at cover point throws himself to his left to make the save.
Over 6.1: Johnson to Asghar Stanikzai, no run, leaves a full ball outside the off stump.
6th Over
7th Over: Mitchell Johnson on now to replace Pattinson at the Sharjah Club end.
Over 5.6: Starc to Mohammad Shahzad, no run, stands at the crease and defends to the off-side. AFG 2/26 (Mohammad Shahzad 0, Asghar Stanikzai 7)
Karim Sadiq - b:Starc 17 (18 balls, 27 minutes). FOW 2/26 (5.5), 2nd wicket partnership (Sadiq/Stanikzai) of 20 runs. The new batsman is Mohammad Shahzad.
Over 5.5: Starc to Karim Sadiq, no run, OUT, and there it is, you could see that coming. Sadiq was clearly shaken up and offered no footwork. It was a simple straight ball at off stump and Sadiq just poked at it without footwork. Clever bowling.
Over 5.4: Starc to Asghar Stanikzai, one run, a good attempt at an inswinging yorker but Stanikzai squeezes it out.
Over 5.3: Starc to Karim Sadiq, one run, a very good short ball that does get up. He didn't know much about it, turning his head but the ball flicks the glove before flying off the helmet again to fine leg.
Over 5.2: Starc to Karim Sadiq, two runs, backs away as Starc follows him but Sadiq swings it away behind square. He's clearly shaken as the bat goes flying too.
Over 5.1: Starc to Karim Sadiq, no run, oh dear ... an attempted bouncer from Starc doesn't get up. Sadiq dropped to get under it but is hit square in the helmet. He's back up immediately though as all of the Australians check him, that looked scary.
5th Over
Over 4.6: Pattinson to Asghar Stanikzai, no run, defends from the crease and the ball bounces around close to the leg stump. AFG 1/22 (Karim Sadiq 14, Asghar Stanikzai 6)
Over 4.5: Pattinson to Asghar Stanikzai, no run, attempted yorker has Stanikzai jamming his bat down to squeeze it away to mid on.
Over 4.4: Pattinson to Asghar Stanikzai, no run, on the crease and defends softly into the covers.
Over 4.3: Pattinson to Asghar Stanikzai, no run, watchfully leaves a ball wide of off stump.
Over 4.2: Pattinson to Asghar Stanikzai, no run, beaten by a ball just outside off stump and holding its line to pass the edge.
Over 4.1: Pattinson to Asghar Stanikzai, FOUR, a bit of width and Stanikzai cuts it hard along the ground to the backward point boundary, good batting.
4th Over
Over 3.6: Starc to Karim Sadiq, FOUR, slashes hard again with a more deliberate shot this time. The ball has been smacked away over cover point and raced to the boundary. AFG 1/18 (Karim Sadiq 14, Asghar Stanikzai 2)
Over 3.5: Starc to Karim Sadiq, no run, ducks down quickly to avoid a sharp bouncer over leg stump.
Over 3.4: Starc to Karim Sadiq, FOUR, swings hard and gets a thick edge flying high over a leaping D.Hussey at 2nd slip and down to the boundary.
Over 3.3: Starc to Karim Sadiq, no run, minimal footwork again as Sadiq reaches for the ball and plays to Warner at backward point.
Over 3.2: Starc to Asghar Stanikzai, one run, waits on the crease and works the ball towards the vacant square leg area.
Over 3.1: Starc to Asghar Stanikzai, no run, gets forward watchfully and leaves a ball outside off stump.
3rd Over
Over 2.6: Pattinson to Karim Sadiq, no run, takes a step forward and punches a drive straight to mid off. AFG 1/9 (Karim Sadiq 6, Asghar Stanikzai 1)
Over 2.5: Pattinson to Asghar Stanikzai, one run, gets forward and guides his defensive shot along the ground to third man.
Over 2.4: Pattinson to Asghar Stanikzai, wide, has no interest in a much wider ball outside off stump and called a wide by Umpire Bowden.
Over 2.4: Pattinson to Asghar Stanikzai, no run, steps forward and ignores the ball wide of off stump.
Over 2.3: Pattinson to Asghar Stanikzai, no run, attempts a pull shot but doesn't get much on it as the ball rolls to midwicket.
Over 2.2: Pattinson to Asghar Stanikzai, no run, he was late there Stanikzai trying to defend from the crease. He got a thick inside edge onto his legs.
Over 2.1: Pattinson to Karim Sadiq, one run, up on his toes and knocks the ball through extra cover for a single.
2nd Over
Over 1.6: Starc to Asghar Stanikzai, no run, leaves a ball pushed across him and through to the keeper, ending a wicket maiden. AFG 1/6 (Karim Sadiq 5, Asghar Stanikzai 0)
Javed Ahmadi - b:Starc 0 (3 balls, 8 minutes). FOW 1/6 (1.5), 1st wicket partnership (Sadiq/Ahmadi) of 6 runs. The new batsman is Asghar Stanikzai.
Over 1.5: Starc to Javed Ahmadi, no run, OUT, bowled him! That swing is on target this time. Minimal footwork from Ahmadi as the ball snuck through the gate, hitting leg stump courtesy of an inside edge. Good bowling from Starc, right on target.
Over 1.4: Starc to Karim Sadiq, bye, no footwork as he tries to slap a full ball through the off-side. The ball swung back very late after beating the bat and burst through Wade.
Over 1.3: Starc to Karim Sadiq, no run, waits on the crease and defends into the covers.
Over 1.2: Starc to Karim Sadiq, no run, jams his bat down on a ball swinging back in to the right hander.
Over 1.1: Starc to Karim Sadiq, no run, winds up and swings the bat hard but mis-times a drive away to mid off.
1st Over
2nd Over: Mitchell Starc to take the new ball at the Pavilion end.
Over 0.6: Pattinson to Javed Ahmadi, no run, chases a wide ball but can't reach it with his cut shot. AFG 0/5 (Karim Sadiq 5, Javed Ahmadi 0)
Over 0.5: Pattinson to Javed Ahmadi, no run, steps forward and pushes the ball back past the bowler to mid off.
Over 0.4: Pattinson to Karim Sadiq, one run, turned away off the hip down to Starc at fine leg.
Over 0.3: Pattinson to Karim Sadiq, no run, waits on the crease and defends down alongside the pitch.
Over 0.2: Pattinson to Karim Sadiq, no run, much better ball full and swinging outside off stump. Sadiq left it alone.
Over 0.1: Pattinson to Karim Sadiq, FOUR, a couple of slips in as Sadiq leans on a full ball and clips it wonderfully along the ground to the midwicket boundary!
Other
04:15 The players and umpires are back out there now almost ready to go. Karim Sadiq and Javed Ahmadi opening for Afghanistan. James Pattinson is bowling for Australia.
04:14 Not only is this the first ODI between the two sides, it's also the first ODI to be scheduled over two days. The match isn't scheduled to finish until nearly 2am local time.
04:12 Hi again everyone and welcome back to our coverage from Sharjah. It's after 10pm local time but still very hot as we get set for Afghanistan's reply to Australia's 8/272 on a slowish pitch.

Afghanistan: Karim Sadiq, Javed Ahmadi, Mohammad Shahzad (wk), Nawroz Mangal (c), Najibullah Zadran, Mohammad Nabi, Asghar Stanikzai, Samiullah Shenwari, Gulbodin Naib, Dawlat Zadran, Shapoor Zadran

Australia: David Warner, Matthew Wade (wk), Michael Clarke (c), Michael Hussey, David Hussey, George Bailey, Glenn Maxwell, Mitchell Johnson, Mitchell Starc, James Pattinson, Xavier Doherty


Umpires: Bowden, BF (NZL), Shozab Raza (PAK)
Third Umpire: Zameer Haider (PAK)
Match Refree: Srinath, J (IND)

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