• MCC v Afghanistan, 2017: DLS targets for Afghanistan

    Here we look at DLS targets for Afghanistan based on overs reduction.

    Shapoor Zadran of Afghanistan
    Shapoor Zadran of Afghanistan celebrates after taking the wicket of Misbah-ul-Haq of MCC. (Photo by Charlie Crowhurst/Getty Images)

    Afghanistan’s maiden appearance at the Lord’s got doomed by the rain as it reduced the match to 40 overs-a-side while the home side, Marylebone Cricket Club (MCC) were batting and it returned again during the Afghanistan’s chase.

    Left-arm pacer Shapoor Zadran struck big early on after MCC won the toss and elected to bat first. Brendon McCullum, the captain of MCC and the Misbah-ul-Haq were caught behind trying to play a rising delivery from Zadran as the both retired legends managed to score only 5 and 7 runs respectively.

    Warwickshire opener Sam Hain constructed the innings along with Shivnarine Chanderpaul, who scored 22 before getting retired hurt. Hain scored 76 off 100 deliveries with 8 fours before holing out in the 34th over. The game was reduced to 40 overs as the rain made its appearance after 18 overs of MCC’s innings.

    Samit Patel continued his domestic cricket form by scoring 53 off just 47 balls with 4 fours and a six before getting out to the young sensation Rashid Khan. With help of lower order contributions, MCC finished with 217/6 in their 40 overs and Afghanistan required to chase 227, post the Duckworth-Lewis Stern method adjustment.

    Noor Ali Zadran was cleaned up by Rushworth for 11 runs as Afghanistan were 31/1 after 5 overs of their innings before the rain once again made its entry. Though Afghanistan are 3 runs ahead of the DLS par score of 28 after 5 overs for the loss of a wicket, a minimum of 10 overs innings is to be constructed according to the England domestic List A cricket rules.

    With the time available for completion of the game getting reduced, Afghanistan at max might get to play 5 more overs which are needed to obtain a result. In this case, the Afghan side will be needing 44 more runs in the 5 overs as their new target will be 75 in 10 overs.

    Here we look at DLS targets for Afghanistan based on overs reduction:

    Overs Target for Afghanistan
    10 75
    15 113
    20 145
    25 171
    30 194