CWC 19 : Pakistan V Afghanistan

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!0.30 start .... be handy , if unlikely, for Afghanistan to win
 

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Afghanistan won the toss and have elected to bat first
 

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Afghanistan have started off very well.
27 after 4.3 overs.
 

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Next ball first wicket..
on field umpires unconvinced .. good call by Pakistan to review ... up till that point Afghanistan were looking decent , and Shaheen bowling wasn't all that

then another wicket same over
 

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Shaheen on a hat trick with the last ball of 5th over.... instead of a 3rd wicket, hit for 4

31-2, 5 overs in
 

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46-2 after 10 overs

Hafeez coming into the bowling attack
 

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last ball of the 12th over , Pakistan take a 3rd wicket.... Rhamed gone on 35

57-3
 

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15 overs in 77-3

apart from the loss of 3 wickets (so far!) .... Afghanistan are batting reasonably well
 

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They are batting well.
I am.reckon8ng that this is a belter of a wicket but if Afghanistan get a decent score it will be interesting with their 3 spinners.
 

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20 overs left ... Afghanistan have lost another 2 wickets in the last 5 overs

scoring rate slowed down considerably ...134 -5 ..... depending on how Afghanistan play this they could be looking at a score of 280-300 .... they could also be looking at a total of 200-220
 

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15 overs left .... 159-5 .... if the current partnership can stay there for another 5 overs, &keep the scoreboard ticking over in that time, then start going for some boundary shots, they could get 280 ish ?
 

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15 overs left .... 159-5 .... if the current partnership can stay there for another 5 overs, &keep the scoreboard ticking over in that time, then start going for some boundary shots, they could get 280 ish ?
ooops ... Nabi gone for 16 in the 37th over ... it was a good catch! ..... 196-6 after 37 overs
 

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10 overs to go .... 184-6 .... Afghanistan should start to accelerate their run rate ...250-280 likely, if they dont lose too many wickets in the process
 

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crowd trouble outside Headingly today apparrently.... statement :-

With regards to the scuffles outside the stadium, an ICC spokesperson has said: "We are aware of some scuffles among a minority of fans and are currently working with the venue security team and the local police force, West Yorkshire Police, to ensure there are no further incidents.

"We do not condone this type of behaviour, and will take appropriate action against any anti-social behaviour that spoils the enjoyment for the majority of fans."
 

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Afghanistan batsmen have lasted longer than in any other CWC match today ... though currently theyre 211-8 with overs left
 

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Shaheen has bowled well for Pakistan ... taking 4 wickets
 

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1 over left .... 222-9 .... will 225 be reached or surpassed ...or will Afghanistan just fall short of batting for the full 50 overs for the first time in this WC?
 

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decent batting from Afghanistan .... 227-9 ..... can they bowl Pakistan out for less?
 

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