LUNCH
   
  Apologies for the loss of ball-by-ball commentary, we will try to resume service ASAP
   
  Hong Kong 205 all out (48.1 overs)
   
  Next door KOC Hubara, Nepal 271 for 6 (50 overs) v Malaysia
   
  Hong Kong 201 for 9 (47.2 overs)
   
  Najeeb Amar b Hamid Hassan 18 (15 balls, 3 fours)
   
  Hong Kong 195 for 8 46.3 overs
   
  Moner Ahmed c Sami Shenwari b Mohammad Nabi 18 (17 balls, 1 four, 1 six)
   
  Hong Kong 193 for 7 (46 overs)
Partnership of 30 (25 balls) between Moner Ahmed and Najeeb Amar
   
  Hong Kong 183 for 7 (45 overs) Batting Powerplay started
   
  Hong Kong 179 for 7 (44 overs)
   
  Hong Kong 168 for 7 (43 overs)
   
  Hong Kong 163 for 7 (41.5 overs)
   
  Waqas Barkat run out (Mirwais Ashraf/Mohammad Shahzad) 7 (10 balls)
   
  Hong Kong 159 for 6 (41.1 overs)
   
  Irfan Ahmed c Karim Sadiq b Nowroz Mangal 9 (10 balls, 1 four)
   
  Hong Kong 153 for 5 (40 overs)
   
  Next door in the other ACC Trophy semi-final Nepal are 182 for 4 off 42 overs v Malaysia
   
  Hussain Butt c Mirwais Ashraf b Mohammad Nabi 63 (113 balls, 4 fours, 3 sixes)
   
  Temporary loss of communications - BACK ASAP
   
  38.4 Hamid to Butt, 2 runs and a no ball, pushed through midwicket
   
  38.3 Hamid to Irfan, 1 run, fast bouncer, played down with a rol of the wrists to deep square Karim  
   
  38.2 Hamid to Butt, 1 run, under-edged cut
   
  38.1 Hamid to Irfan, 1 run to fine leg
   
  End of over 38 (2 runs) Hong Kong 141 for 4
Nowroz 2-0-4-0
   
  37.6 Nowroz to Butt, no run
   
  37.5 Nowroz to Butt, no run, down the trsck but Nowroz spots it and Butt hasn't room to swing his arms
   
  37.4 Nowroz to Butt, no run
   
  37.3 Nowroz to Butt, no run
   
  37.2 Nowroz to Irfan, 1 run
   
  37.1 Nowroz OB to Butt, 1 run
   
  End of over 37 (5 runs) Hong Kong 139 for 4
   
  36.6 Hamid to Butt, 1 run, run-out missed as Butt was well short of his ground
   
  36.5 Hamid to Butt, no run, thuds into the pads
   
  36.4 Hamid to Irfan RHB, 1 leg bye, yorker attempted
   
  36.3 Hanmid to Butt, 1 run, shirt and pulled to deep square leg Karim
   
  New batsman is Irfan Ahmed, he made a golden duck yesterday against Oman but is capable of much much more
   
  Nizakat Khan c Asghar Stanikzai b Hamid Hassan 8 (5 balls, 1 four)
   
  36.2 Hamid to Nizakat, WICKET, Hamid just holds it back and Nizakat drives a shade early and Asghar at mid-off takes it chest high
   
  36.1 Hamid to Nizakat, 2 runs, turned to fine leg Noori
   
  Hamid to continue, 3-0-9-1 so far
   
  End of over 36 (2 runs) Hong Kong 134 for 3
   
  35.6 Nowroz to Butt, no run
   
  35.5 Nowroz to Butt, no run
   
  35.4 Nowroz to Butt, no run
   
  35.3 Nowroz to Nizakat, 1 run, clipped through point
   
  35.2 Nowroz to Butt, 1 run
   
  35.1 Nowroz to Butt, no run
   
  Nowroz Mangal OB is the new bowler from the North End
   
  End of over 35 (6 runs) Hong Kong 132 for 3
   
  34.6 Hamid to Nizakat, FOUR, cut through point, clsassy shot from a man in form
   
  34.5 Hamid to Butt, 1 run, sloer ball and driven from middle to lomng-on
   
  34.4 Hamid to Nizakat, 1 run, through point off the back foot
   
  Young Nizakat Khan RHB is the new batsman
Did well in Kuwait last year when Hong Kong won the ACC U-19 Elite
   
  Hong Kong 126 for 3 (34.3 overs)
   
  Ilyas Gul c Raees Agmadzai b Hamid Hassan 23 (60 balls, 2 fours)
   
  34.3 Hamid to Ilyas, WICKET, fast bouncer, Ilyas late on the throat ball and Raees comes in from square leg and catches comfortably
   
  34.2 Hamid to Ilyas, no run
   
  34.1 Hamid RF to Ilyas RHB, no run, Hamid cutting his pace and focussing on acciuracy
   
  Partnership of 77* (122 balls) for the third wicket
   
  End of over 34 (9 runs) Hong Kong 126 for 2
   
  33.6 Karim to Butt, FOUR, short and swung round to square leg
   
  33.5 Karim to Butt, no run
   
  Hussain Butt 50* (92 balls, 3 fours, 3 sixes)
   
  33.4 Karim to Butt, FOUR, over midwicket
   
  33.3 Karim to Butt, no run, defended
   
  33.2 Karim to Ilyas, 1 run
   
  33.1 Karim (OB) to Ilyas, no run
   
  Hong Kong at the current rate will score 180
   
  End of over 33 (3 runs) Hong Kong 117 for 2
   
  32.6 Hamid to Butt, no run
   
  32.5 Hamid to Ilyas, 1 run, cheeky single past the bowler's right hand
   
  32.4 Hamid to Butt, 1 leg bye
   
  32.3 Hamid to Ilyas, 1 leg bye, short and off the body down to third man
   
  32.2 Hamid to ILyas, no run
   
  32.1 Hamid RF to Ilyas, no run
   
  End of over 32 (7 runs) 114 for 2
Butt 46*, Gul 21*
   
  31.6 Karim to Butt, no run. sweeps and misses, Karim appeals, not out
   
  31.5 Karim to Butt, no run
   
  31.4 Karim to Butt, SIX, sweetly struck over the sightscreen
   
  31.4 Karim to Butt, WIDE
   
  Commentart from an Afghan with a megaphone at the ground
   
  31.3 Karim to Butt, no run
   
  31.2 Karim to Butt, no run
   
  31.1 Karim to Butt, no run
   
  Karim Sadiq (OB) replaces Sami at the North End
   
  and still going strong
   
  Partnership of 58 (103 balls) between Hussain Butt and Ilyas Gul for the third wicket
   
  End of over 31 (7 runs) Hong Kong 107 for 2
   
  30.6 Hamid to Ilyas,no run, faster and fuller and straigter and Ilyas defends
   
  30.5 Hamid to Ilyas, no run, slower and fuller and Hamid appeals for leg before, Umpire Tahir unmoved
   
  30.4 Hamid to Ilyas, FOUR leg byes
   
  30.4 Hamid to Ilyas, WIDE, down leg
   
  30.3 Hamid to Butt, 1 leg bye
   
  Hamid is limpingly fit to resume
   
  Shahzad the Afghsan wicket-keeper throws the ball back to Hamid, who is taken unawares and is struck on the shin. Painfully. Hamid receives treatment from physio Azeem.
   
  30.2 FREE HIT, no run, yorker can't be got away
   
  30.2 Hamid to Butt, no ball
   
  30.1 Hamid to Butt, no run, played to square leg Raees
   
  Hamid Hassan RF to come on from the South End
   
  End of over 30 (3 runs) Hong Kong 100 for 2
   
  Sami 10-1-31-0
   
  29.6 Sami to Ilyas, no run
   
  29.5 Sami to Ilyas, no run
   
  29.4 Sami to Butt, 1 run, driven through point
   
  29.3 Sami to Butt, no run
   
  29.2 Sami to Ilyas, 1 run
   
  29.1 Sami to Ilyas, no run
   
  End of over 29 (1 run) Hong Kong 97 for 2
Butt 38*, Ilyas 20*
Sami 9-1-28-0, Nabi 6-1-15-0
   
  Temporary communicstions loss - BACK ASAP
   
  End of over 28 (2 runs) Hong Kong 95 for 2
   
  27.6 Sami to Butt, no run, leg-break bounces and left alone
   
  27.5  Sami to Ilyas, 1 bye
   
  27.4  Sami to Ilyas, no run, defended, Sami pitching it up a shade slower and seeing the benefits
   
  27.3  Sami to Ilyas, no run
   
  27.2 Sami to Ilyas, no run
   
  27.1 Sami LB to Butt, 1 run to long-on
   
  Next door at KOC Hubara in the other ACC Trophy semi-final Nepal are 116 for 3 after 28 overs
   
  End of over 27 (7 runs) Hong Kong 93 for 2
   
  26.6 Nabi to Ilyas, FOUR, tossed-up and driven wide of long-off, good shot
   
  26.5 Nabi to Butt, 1 run, punched off the back foot to Long-off Asghar
   
  26.4 Nabi to Ilyas, 1 run, driven to long-on Karim
   
  26.3 Nabi to Butt, 1 run, tossed up and driven to long-off
   
  26.2 Nabi to Butt, no run
   
  26.1 Nabi OB to Butt RHB, no run
   
  End of over 26 (7 runs) Hong Kong 86 for 2
   
  25.6 Sami to Ilyas, no run
   
  25.5 Sami to Ilyas, defended down the track, Sami fields
   
  25.4 Sami to Ilyas, 2 runs, driven to mid-wicket
   
  25.3 Sami to Butt, 1 run, stroked to long-off Raees
   
  25.2 Sami to Butt, FOUR, swivelled round to fine leg
   
  25.1 Sami to Butt, no run
   
  End of over 25 (2 runs) Hong Kong 79 for 2
On course for 158 at this rate
   
  24.5 Nabi to Ilyas, no run
   
  24.5 Nabi to Ilyas, no run
   
  24.4 Nabi to Butt, 1 run
   
  24.3 Nabi to Ilyas, 1 run
   
  24.2 Nabi to Ilyas, no run
   
  24.1 Nabi to Ilyas, no run
   
  Hong Kong keeping their powder dry, looking for a late charge with wickets in hand.
   
  End of over (7 runs), Hong Kong 77 for 2
   
  23.6 Sami to Butt, no run
   
  23.5 Sami to Butt, no run, lbw appeal
   
  23.4 Sami to Butt, SIX, down the track and stroked over long-on. Effortless
   
  23.3 Sami to Butt, no run
   
  23.2 Sami to Ilyas, 1 run, to fine leg Shahpour
   
  23.1 Sami to Ilyas, no run
   
  Afghanistan's spinners exertring some control here
   
  End of over 23 (2 runs) Hong Kong 70 for 2
Sami 6-1-13-0, Nabi 3-1-5-0
   
  22.6 Nabi to Ilyas, 1 run, ditto
   
  22.5 Nabi to Butt, 1 run, pushed to long on Karim
   
  22.4 Nabi to Butt, no run
   
  22.3 Nabi to Butt, no run, Butt in a tangle as the ball spins in
   
  22.2 Nabi to Butt, no run, fileded off his own bowling
   
  22.1 Nabi to Butt, no run, pushed to mid-off
   
  Hong Kong 68 for 2 (22 overs)
   
  MAIDEN
   
  21.6 Sami to Ilyas, no run, pulled round but no juice on the shot
   
  21.5 Sami to Ilyas, no run
   
  21.4 Sami to Ilyas, no run, defended, well forward to the leg-break on middle
   
  21.3 Sami to Ilyas, ditto
   
  21.2 Sami to ILyas, no run, played off the back foot to the bowler
   
  21.1 Sami LB to Ilyas RHB, no run
   
  End of over 21 (4 runs) Hong Kong 68 for 2
Butt 21*, Ilyas 10*
   
  20.6 Nabi to Ilyas, 1 run, driven in the air over the bowler
   
  20.5 Nabi to Butt, 1 leg bye, Nowroz fields at fine leg and shies but the batsmen are safe
   
  20.4 Nabi to Ilyas, 1 run, Butt calls him through for a quick one
   
  20.3 Nabi to Ilyas, no run, slower and the doosra, Ilyas reads it
   
  20.2 Nabi to Ilyas, no run, played to point
   
  20.1 Nabi to Butt, 1 run to square leg
   
  Hong Kong are scoring at 3.2 n over
   
  End of over 20 (5 runs) Hong Kong 64 for 2
   
  19.6 Sami to Ilyas, no run
   
  19.5 Sami to Ilyas, short of a length and defended
   
  19.4 Sami to Ilyas, FOUR, nicely stroked through mid-off and Noori fumbles to allow the boundary
   
  19.3 Sami to Ilyas, no run, another lbw appeal
   
  19.3 Sami to Ilyas, WIDE
   
  19.2 Sami to Ilyas, BIG APPEAL for lbw, but Ilyas is well forward and Umpire JOhn Salomon shakes his head
   
  19.1 Sami to Ilyas, no run
   
  Sami Shenwari to continue, his 5th over
   
  18.1 Nabi to Butt, no run
   
  Wide long-on on the boundary for Nabi as well as straightish long-off, square leg too
   
  Nabi OB is to come on
He replaces Mirwais 8-0-18-2
   
  End of over 18 (3 runs) Hong Kong 59 for 2
   
  17.6 Sami to Ilyas, no run, dug out from middle
   
  17.5 Sami to Butt, 1 run
   
  17.4 Sami to Butt, no run, played behind point
   
  17.3 Sami to Ilyas, 1 run , to long on
   
  17.2 Sami to Ilyas, no run, defended
   
  17.1 Sami LB to Butt RHB, 1 run to long-on
   
  Sami to bowl his fourth over, from the North End
   
  Next door at at KOC Hubara in the other ACC Trophy Elite semi-final, Nepal are 74 for 1 after 19 overs v Malaysia
   
  DRINKS
   
  End of over 17 (3 runs), Hong Kong 56 for 2
Butt 18*, Ilyas 3*
Mirwais 8-0-18-2, Sami 3-0-5-0
   
  16.6 Mirwais to Ilyas, no run, good ball outside off, Ilyas in two minds
   
  16.5 Mirwais to Ilyas, no run
   
  16.4 Mirwais to Ilyas, no run, run sought, throw comes in from point over the stums, Karim does well bscking up
   
  16.3 Mirwais to Ilyas, 2 runs, comes forward and finds the gap between mid-off and cover
   
  16.2 Mirwais to Butt, tucked off his pads for an easy single, Asghar comes round
   
  16.1 Mirwais to Butt RHB, no run
   
  Mirwais RMF to bowl his 8th over, from the South End
   
  End of over 16 (3 runs) Hong Kong 53 for 2
   
  15.6 Sami to Ilyas, no run, plays and misses an attempted cut
   
  15.5 Sami to Butt, 1 run to long-off
   
  15.4 Sami to Ilyas, 1 run, driven to Raees at long-on
   
  15.3 Sami to Ilyas, no run, forweard defensive, more pad than bat
   
  15.2 Sami to Butt, 1 run, long single to long-on Raees
   
  15.1 Sami to Butt, no run
   
  Sami Shenwari LB to continue at the North End
   
  Next door at KOC Hubara Nepal are 70 for 1 after 16 overs
   
  End of over 15 (1 run) Hong Kong 50 for 2
   
  14.6 Mirwais to Gul, no run, left outside off
   
  14.5 Mirwais to Gul, no run
   
  14.4 Mirwais to Gul, no run, defended to short square leg
   
  Hong Kong's 50
   
  14.4 Mirwais to Gul, WIDE, down leg
   
  Ilyas Gul RHB is the new batsman
   
  Hong Kong 49 for 2 (14.3 overs)
   
  Roy Lamsam b Mirwais Ashraf 26 (44 balls, 6 fours)
   
  14.3 Mirwais to Lamsam, WICKET, the yorker gets through
   
  14.2 Mirwais to Lamsam, big shot through cover attempted, not timed
   
  14.1 Mirwais RMF to Lamsam RHB, no run, defended
   
  End of over 14 (2 runs) Hong Kong 49 for 1
Lamsam 26*, Butt 15*
   
  Temporary communications loss - BACK ASAP
   
  13.1 Sami to Lamsam, 1 run
   
  End of over 13 (1 run) Hong Kong 47 for 1
   
  12.6 Mirwais to Butt, no run
   
  12.5 Mirwais to Butt, 1 run, attempted run-out at the bowler's end, Lamsam might have been out if the throw from Nabi at mid-off had hit, bounces over the stumps and Hamid misfields backing-up
   
  12.4 Mirwais to Butt, no run, line and length so far from the green-eyed Afghan
   
  12.3 Mirwais to Butt, no run, slung in with a bit more oomph and Butt defends
   
  12.2 Mirwais to Butt, no run
   
  12.1 Mirwais to Butt, no run, attempted yorker kept out
   
  Mirwais RMF hs changed ends and is now on from the South End
   
  End of over 12 (1 run) Hong Kong 46 for 1
   
  11.6 Sami to Lamsam, no run, deflected to backward point
   
  11.5 Sami to Lamsam, short of a length and Lamsam doesn't gert hold of the cut
   
  11.4 Sami to Lamsam, no run, forward defensive
   
  11.3 Sami to Lamsam, no run
   
  11.2 Sami to Lamsam, no run, played back down the track off the back foot, some spin there
   
  11.2 Sami to Lamsam, WIDE
   
  11.1 Sami to Lamsam, no run
   
  Only long-off and square-leg on the boundary
   
  Samiullah Shenwari LB replaces Mirwais at the North End
   
  End of over 11 (5 runs) Hong Kong 45 for 1
Lamsam 26*, Butt 13*
Shahpour 6-0-31-0, Mirwais 5-0-13-1
   
  10.6 Shahpour to Butt, no run, tucks up the batsman
   
  10.5 Shahpour to Lamsam, 1 run, tucked off his pads to square leg
   
  10.4 Shahpour to Lamsam, no run, left alone outside off
   
  10.3 Shahpour to Lamsam, FOUR, top shot, on-drive past Hamid at mid-on
   
  10.2 Shhapour to Lamsam, no run, edged to slip, catch claimed but Umpire Tahir says the ball bounced just in front of Asghar
   
  10.1 Shahpour to Lamsam, no run, driven off the front-foot to mid-off Nowroz
   
  Bowling Powerplay is taken
Shahpour continues
   
  End of over 10 (7 runs) Hong Kong 40 for 1
Lamsam 21*, Butt 13*
Shahpour 5-0-26-0, Mirwais 5-0-13-1
   
  9.6 Mirwais to Butt, no run, driven to point
   
  9.5 Mirwais to Butt, SIX, sweet as a nut, timed over long-on and over the sight-screen. An IPL shot
   
  9.4 Mirwais to Lamsam, 1 leg bye
   
  9.3 Mirwais to Lamsam, no run, driven firmly to mid-on, Nowroz fields
   
  9.2 Mirwais to Lamsam, no run, forward defensive, head right over the ball
   
  9.1 Mirwais RMF to Lamsam RHB, no run
   
  Nepal are 28 for 1 after 10 overs v Malaysia, Chettri is out
   
  End of over 9 (4 runs), Hong Kong 33 for 1
   
  8.6 Shahpour to Butt, no run, another one defended off the front foot
   
  8.5 Shahpour to Butt, no run, Shahpour has his pitch-it-up hat on and Butt is forward, defending
   
  8.4 Shahpour to Butt, no run, ditto
   
  8.3 Shahpour to Butt, no run, pitched up and Butt pushes to mid-off Karim
   
  8.2 Shahpour to Butt, FOUR, Shahpour short again and Butt pulls it round
   
  8.1 Shahpour to Butt, no run
   
  Shahpour LFM to continue from the South End
   
  End of over 8 (4 runs) Hong Kong 29 for 1
   
  7.6 Mirwais to Lamsam, no run, crisply driven but mid-off fields well
   
  Competing loudspeakers from the fans playing different songs
   
  7.5 Mirwais to Lamsam, no run, defended coming forward
   
  7.4 Mirwais to Lamsam, FOUR, just short of a length and Lamsam cuts down to third man, misfield by Raees
   
  7.3 Mirwais to Lamsam, no run
   
  Afghan music playing among the fans watching
   
  7.2 Mirwais to Lamsam, no run, driven off the front-foot to Karim at cover
   
  7.1 Mirwais RMF to Lamsam RHB, no run, almost gets through with the attempted yorker but Lamsam is solid
   
  End of over 7 (2 runs), 25 for 1
Lamsam 17*, Butt 3*
   
  6.6 Shahpour to Butt, no run, beaten by a lifter outside off
   
  6.5 Shahpour to Butt, 2 runs, short and Butt pulls from outside off past the bowler
Looks like a very slow wicket
   
  6.4 Shahpour to Butt, no run
   
  6.3 Shahpour to Butt, no run
   
  Shahpour has a 30-yard run up
   
  6.2 Shahpour to Butt, no run, short of a length outside off
   
  6.1 Shahpour LMF to Butt RHB, no run
   
  Shahpour to continue from the South End, long, loping run-up. Has bowled too short too often today for his team's benefit, though Roy Lamsam's enjoyed it
   
  End of over 6 (1 run) Hong Kong 23 for 1
   
  5.6  Mirwais to Lamsam, beaten outside off
   
  5.5  Mirwais to Lamsam, no run, played off his hip, Noori stops any thought of a run
   
  5.4  Mirwais to Lamsam, no run, plays and misses
   
  5.3 Mirwais to Lamsam, no run, ful-length ball outside off, Lamsam late on the shot
   
  5.2 Mirwais to Butt, no run, Butt off the mark with a single to mid-off
   
  5.1 Mirwais to Butt, no run, beaten outside off, the ball moving away
   
  End of over 5 (4 runs), Hong Kong 22 for 1
   
  4.6 Shahpour to Lamsam, no run, on a length, outside off, Lamsam plays and misses
   
  4.5 Shahpour to Lamsam, FOUR, Shahpour short again and Lamsam just helps it round, fine leg and square leg no chance
   
  4.4 Shahpour to Lamsam, no run, one pitched up and Lamsam drives back down the track
   
  4.3 Shahpour to Lamsam, no run, short and Lamsam swivels the ball round, one bounce to Noori at square leg
   
  4.2 Shahpour to Lamsam, no run, defended on off-stump
   
  4.1 Shahpour LMF to Lamsam RHB, no run, wide and outside off, shoulders arms
   
  End of over 4 (1 run), Hong Kong 18 for 1
   
  3.6 Mirwais to Butt, no run, looping in to middle, defended
   
  3.5 Mirwais to Butt, no run, pushed to cover, Sami Shenwari
   
  3.4 Mirwais to Butt, no run, slower and drops on a length, Butt is up to the attempted deception
   
  3.4 Mirwais to Butt, WIDE
   
  3.3 Mirwais to Butt, no run, right up to the bat and Butt can't turn it away to square as he would like
   
  3.2 Mirwais to Butt, no run
   
  3.1 Mirwais RMF to Butt, RHB, no run
   
  End of over 3 (12 runs) Hong Kong 17 for 1
Lamsam 13*, Butt 0*
Shahpour 2-0-16-0
Mirwaisd 1-0-1-1
   
  2.6 Shahpour to Lamsam, FOUR, another short one and Lamsam pulls it off middle and Raees chasing hard, can't stop it at mid-on
   
  2.5 Shahpour to Lamsam, no run, short outside off, Lamsam on top of the ball but doesn't time the attempted cut and Noori at point fields
   
  2.4 Shahpour to Lamsam, FOUR, tucked off his legs, rising with the bounce and wide fine leg Mirwais has no chance
   
  2.3 Shahpour to Lamsam, FOUR, long-hop outside off and Lamsam makes no mistake, cuts in front of square
   
  2.2 Shahpour to Lamsam, no run
   
  Chants of 'Shahpour, Shahpour' ringing round the ground
   
  2.1 Shahpour to Lamsam, no run, wide outside off and Lamsam plays over the ball
   
  Shahpour to continue, no sign yet of the variable bounce from the South End that so bedevilled the UAE batsmen in the morning yesterday
   
  End of over 2 (1 run) Hong Kong 5 for 1
   
  1.6 Mirwais to Butt, no run, comes forward and pushes to mid-off
   
  1.5 Mirwais to Butt, no run, thought about a single to cover, no run, Sami Shinwari the fielder
   
  The hard-hitting Butt Hussain RHB is the new batsman
   
  Hong Kong 5 for 1 (1.4 overs)
   
  Naseer Hameed c Mohammad Shahzad b Mirwais Ashraf 4 (9 runs, 1 four)
   
  1.4 Mirwais to Naseer, WICKET, caught behind, thin edge, the ball pitching on a length in that corridor of uncertainty for the batsman
   
  1.3 Mirwais to Naseer, no run, right up to the bat
   
  1.2 Mirwais to Naseer, no run
   
  Mirwais will be looking to get his reverse swing going
   
  1.1 Mirwas to Lamsam RHB, 1 run, full and on leg, jammed out square
   
  Mirwaisd bowled superbly in the WorldT20 Qualifier and is one of Afghanistan's unsung stars. He's about to bowl his first ball in this event
   
  Mirwais Ashraf RMF to come on from the North End
   
  End of over 1 (4 runs) Hong Kong 4 for 0
   
  0.6 Shahpour to Naseer, no run
   
  0.5 Shahpour to Naseer, no run, beaten outside off
   
  0.4 Shahpour to Naseer, FOUR, pitched up on off and driven square, not perfectly timed but in the gap
   
  0.3 Shahpour to Naseer, no run, aimed at the stumps and Naseer comes forward bat and pad together
   
  0.2 Shahpour to Naseer, no run, climbs off a length outside off
   
  0.1 Shahpour to Naseer, no run, right up to the bat, driven to mid-off, Nowroz fields
   
  Naseer and Shahpour have both been in good form so far this tournament
   
  Afgahnistan's Shahpour Zadran LFM to bowl to Hong Kong's Naseer Hameed RHB
   
  Teams are taking the field
   
  Score updates for both matches available via the link on this site to cricketkuwait.com
   
  In future tournaments we hope to have the resources to cover more than one match live at a time.
   
  Looks like both teams have worked out that chasing runs on the sun-baked wickets in the afternoon is much easier
   
  News from the other ACC Trophy Elite semi-final at the adjoining ground KOC Hubara is that Malaysia have won the toss and have elected to field.
   
   
   
 

Welcome to the ball-by-ball commentary from the Afghanistan v Hong Kong semi-final at KOC Unity.

It's a hazy day in the mid-20s Centigrade and the hottest news of the day is that Mohammad Nabi, Afghanistan's star all-rounder is in the team having flown in at midnight once his visa to Kuwait was secured.

Afghanistan say they've been missing him on the field and he is undoubtedly a class-performer capable of dominating an innings with either bat or ball.

Afghanistan's team is:

Afghanistan: Nowroz Mangal (Captain), Karim Sadiq, Raees Ahmadzai, Hamid Hassan, Asghar Stanekzai, Mohammad Shahzad, Mohammad Nabi, Noor Ali Noori, Mirwais Ashraf, Shahpoor Zadran, Samiullah Shinwari, 12th Man Nasratullah Nasrat

Hong Kong are defending champions of the ACC Trophy and are as keen as Afghanistan to go all the way to the title.

Their team for this semi-final is:
Najeeb Amar (Captain)
Roy Lamsam
Moner Ahmed
Irfan Ahmed
Nadeem Ahmed
Waqas Barkat
Hussain Butt
Ilyas Gull
Asif Khan
Nizakat Khan
Nasir Hameed
Vikash Vaswani 12th Man

   
 
  Match starts at 9.00 AM Kuwait time (0600 hrs GMT)