After winning the toss and electing to bat Spain again got off to a flyer, Tariq Ali smacking a 23-ball 35 before he was caught by Swedish captain Yasir Ikram off the bowling of Sandeep Sharma. That turned out to be the top score in the Spanish innings, but with everyone else chipping in they managed to reach 190 for six.
The Spaniards hit 17 fours and seven sixes, four of the latter coming from the bat of Farhat Mahmood, who made 29 from 12 deliveries and who shared an unbroken seventh-wicket stand of 63 with Gary Crompton. Aman Momand was the most economical of the Swedish bowlers with two for 24 from his four overs.
Shahid Mustafa took ten off the opening over of the Swedish reply, but he was caught behind for 20 in the third, and when Sadat Sidiqi fell two balls later it seemed as if Spain were in command.
The game however was turned by a fifth-wicket stand of 69 between skipper Yasir Ikram (28 from 13 balls with two fours and two sixes) and Chris Tebbutt, who contributed a crucial innings of 59 from 35 balls which included no fewer than six sixes.
The match took another twist, however, when Tebbutt was smartly caught by Spanish captain Mark Spencer, the second of his four victims. That made it 162 for six, and Sweden still needed 29 from three overs with four wickets in hand.
Azam Khalil and Khalid Ahmad took nine off the next, but with the third ball of the penultimate over Khalid was caught off Spencer, and 17 were required from nine deliveries. Aman Momand hit a six off the first ball he faced, then took two, and was caught of the last of the over, leaving Sweden to make nine off the final over.
Azam was run out off the third ball attempting an improbable second, and Sandeep Sharma joined Wakil Jalali with seven needed off three. Sharma took a single, Wakil was dropped at deep third man and the batsmen completed two, and then he managed to squeeze the final delivery behind backward square for the boundary which won the match and triggered wild celebrations by the jubilant Swedes.
Spain 190-6, 20 overs (Tariq Ali 35, Farhat Mahmood 29 not out)
Sweden 190-9, 20 overs (Christopher Tebbutt 59)
Sweden won by 1 wicket
|Toss won by||Spain|
|Umpires||D Kenworthy and BP Papworth|
|Scorers||J Jones and D Livingston|
|Armaghan Khan||c Wakil Jalali||b Sandeep Sharma||19||16||4||0|
|Tariq Ali Awan||c Yasir Ikram||b Aman Momand||35||23||5||1|
|JH Morgan+||c Wakil Jalali||b Aman Momand||8||14||0||0|
|C Munoz-Mills||c Sandeep Sharma||b Azam Khalil||23||18||2||1|
|MR Spencer*||c Khalid Ahmad||b Wakil Jalali||23||19||4||0|
|Farhat Mahmood||not out||29||12||0||4|
|Sajad Ali||c Yasir Ikram||b Azam Khalil||0||1||0||0|
|G Crompton||not out||27||19||2||1|
|LP Venus Valiente||dnb||–|
|extras||(b5 lb8 w11 nb2)||26|
|TOTAL||6 wickets for||190|
|1-61(Tariq Ali Awan) 2-66(Armaghan Khan) 3-73(JH Morgan) 4-119(MR Spencer)|
|5-126(C Munoz-Mills) 6-127(Sajad Ali)|
|Shahid Mustafa||c JH Morgan||b Tanvir Iqbal||20||13||1||2|
|Sadat Sidiqi+||c Sajad Ali||b Talat Nadeem||7||7||1||0|
|Ashik Imtiaz||c C Munoz-Mills||b Sajad Ali||23||19||2||1|
|Sunny Sharma||c Farhat Mahmood||b Sajad Ali||10||9||0||1|
|C Tebbutt||c&b MR Spencer||59||35||0||0|
|Yasir Ikram*||c Armaghan Khan||b MR Spencer||28||13||2||2|
|Azam Khalil||run out G Crompton/JH Morgan||11||11||1||0|
|Khalid Ahmad||c Tariq Ali Awan||b MR Spencer||8||5||2||0|
|Aman Momand||c Sajad Ali||b MR Spencer||8||3||0||1|
|Wakil Jalali||not out||7||4||1||0|
|Sandeep Sharma||not out||1||1||0||0|
|extras||(b0 lb3 w6 nb0)||9|
|TOTAL||9 wickets for||191|
|1-33(Shahid Mustafa) 2-33(Sadat Sidiqi) 3-64(Sunny Sharma) 4-69(Ashik Imtiaz)|
|5-138(Yasir Ikram) 6-162(C Tebbutt) 7-174(Khalid Ahmad) 8-182(Khalid Ahmad)|