Afghanistan tour of India, 4th ODI: Afghanistan v Ireland at Greater Noida, Mar 22, 2017
Ireland won by 3 wickets (with 19 balls remaining)
22 March 2017 (50-over match)
  Afghanistan innings (50 overs maximum) R M B 4s 6s SR
View dismissal Mohammad Shahzad lbw b O'Brien 1 2 2 0 0 50.00
0.4 Shahzad is gone, early blow for Afghanistan. Pays the price for playing across the line. Fullish length and coming into him, plays all across it, overbalances and is trapped in front. Looked plumb 6/1
View dismissal Usman Ghani c Mulder b O'Brien 3 24 16 0 0 18.75
4.5 comes down the track and picks out extra cover. The pressure of lack of run gets to him. It was short of good length and he strides out and slashes a cut. Hits it straight into the hands of Jacob Mulder. Wanted to go over the off side in-field but perhaps did not give himself enough room as a result of stepping down the track 11/3
View dismissal Rahmat Shah c †Wilson b O'Brien 0 10 4 0 0 0.00
2.2 appeal for caught behind. Anil Chaudhary walks over to consult the square leg umpire. Kevin O'Brien is quite confident. They have referred this to the third umpire. This was full and shaping away from Rahmat. He goes after it away from the body, does not move the feet and has to to reach out for it. There is a certain noise and some deviation as well as the ball goes to the keeper. It is a legal delivery and the TV umpire has flashed the red light. Afghanistan once again in early trouble 6/2
View dismissal Asghar Stanikzai* c Balbirnie b McBrine 35 85 55 5 0 63.63
23.4 tossed up and Stanikzai goes after it and hits it down the ground to long on and the fielder is waiting there to grab it, Balbirnie takes the catch. 83/6
View dismissal Hashmatullah Shahidi b Mulder 23 50 45 3 0 51.11
16.6 this is simply sensational bowling. There's flight, and so he's drawn forward. But in the process, he fails to account for the turn. Goes for the drive, the ball beats the inside edge by sneaking through the gap and onto the stumps. A wicket any lespinner would be proud of. He looked compact for large parts but one major error of playing down the wrong line has cost him big. Afghanistan in trouble. 57/4
View dismissal Gulbadin Naib lbw b Mulder 2 11 9 0 0 22.22
20.4 pitches and straightens and strikes the pad, Naib was confused whether to play or let it go, loud appeal and given. 75/5
View dismissal Mohammad Nabi c Thompson b O'Brien 41 85 64 3 0 64.06
46.3 full toss hit in the air to deep backward square leg and taken by Thompson. 199/9
View dismissal Rashid Khan lbw b McBrine 0 1 1 0 0 0.00
23.5 loud appeal first ball, strikes the pad as he looks to play it to the onside, plays down the wrong line. Afghanistan in deep trouble as they are 83 for the loss of 7 wickets. 83/7
View dismissal Shafiqullah lbw b Mulder 42 28 42 8 0 100.00
32.6 lovely delivery and Shafiq is struck on the pad in line with the off stump as he moves back to a straight delivery, clever bowling. 142/8
Dawlat Zadran not out 41 58 53 3 1 77.35
View dismissal Amir Hamza c †Wilson b Murtagh 7 15 8 0 1 87.50
49.5 short ball and Hamza gets a faint edge to the keeper, after he looked to pull. 220/10
Extras (b 7, w 18) 25
  Total (all out; 49.5 overs) 220 (4.41 runs per over)
  Bowling O M R W Econ  
View wickets KJ O'Brien 7 1 26 4 3.71 (3w)
0.4 to Mohammad Shahzad, Shahzad is gone, early blow for Afghanistan. Pays the price for playing across the line. Fullish length and coming into him, plays all across it, overbalances and is trapped in front. Looked plumb 6/1
2.2 to Rahmat Shah, appeal for caught behind. Anil Chaudhary walks over to consult the square leg umpire. Kevin O'Brien is quite confident. They have referred this to the third umpire. This was full and shaping away from Rahmat. He goes after it away from the body, does not move the feet and has to to reach out for it. There is a certain noise and some deviation as well as the ball goes to the keeper. It is a legal delivery and the TV umpire has flashed the red light. Afghanistan once again in early trouble 6/2
4.5 to Usman Ghani, comes down the track and picks out extra cover. The pressure of lack of run gets to him. It was short of good length and he strides out and slashes a cut. Hits it straight into the hands of Jacob Mulder. Wanted to go over the off side in-field but perhaps did not give himself enough room as a result of stepping down the track 11/3
46.3 to Mohammad Nabi, full toss hit in the air to deep backward square leg and taken by Thompson. 199/9
View wicket TJ Murtagh 8.5 1 26 1 2.94 (1w)
49.5 to Amir Hamza, short ball and Hamza gets a faint edge to the keeper, after he looked to pull. 220/10
View wickets J Mulder 10 0 57 3 5.70 (3w)
16.6 to Hashmatullah Shahidi, this is simply sensational bowling. There's flight, and so he's drawn forward. But in the process, he fails to account for the turn. Goes for the drive, the ball beats the inside edge by sneaking through the gap and onto the stumps. A wicket any lespinner would be proud of. He looked compact for large parts but one major error of playing down the wrong line has cost him big. Afghanistan in trouble. 57/4
20.4 to Gulbadin Naib, pitches and straightens and strikes the pad, Naib was confused whether to play or let it go, loud appeal and given. 75/5
32.6 to Shafiqullah, lovely delivery and Shafiq is struck on the pad in line with the off stump as he moves back to a straight delivery, clever bowling. 142/8
View wickets AR McBrine 10 0 39 2 3.90 (1w)
23.4 to Asghar Stanikzai, tossed up and Stanikzai goes after it and hits it down the ground to long on and the fielder is waiting there to grab it, Balbirnie takes the catch. 83/6
23.5 to Rashid Khan, loud appeal first ball, strikes the pad as he looks to play it to the onside, plays down the wrong line. Afghanistan in deep trouble as they are 83 for the loss of 7 wickets. 83/7
  GH Dockrell 10 1 44 0 4.40 (2w)
  PR Stirling 4 0 21 0 5.25
  Ireland innings (target: 221 runs from 50 overs) R M B 4s 6s SR
View dismissal EC Joyce b Gulbadin Naib 24 57 42 3 0 57.14
14.1 through the gate. Naib pierces Joyce's defence. Straight ball, sticks the bat out, probably expecting it to angle away from him. Ends up leaving a gap between bat and pad. The ball sneaks through and disturbs the stumps 59/2
View dismissal PR Stirling c Shafiqullah b Mohammad Nabi 28 38 30 4 1 93.33
9.3 chipped straight to mid-on. And it is a huge, huge blow for Ireland. Paul Stirling, the in-form batsman, gets off to a start and perishes. Comes down the track and the ball stops on him a little, as a result he ends up closing the bat face early and gets a leading edge 48/1
View dismissal WTS Porterfield* st †Mohammad Shahzad b Mohammad Nabi 6 24 14 0 0 42.85
15.1 turn outside off and Shahzad reckons he has had him stumped. This has been referred to the third umpire. He was pushing forward and dragged the backfoot outside the crease as the ball beats the outside edge. He slides it back in but not before Shahzad whips off the bails in a flash. That wicket was as much the keeper's as much as it was the bowler's. Superb effort all-round 59/3
View dismissal A Balbirnie b Mohammad Nabi 22 52 36 2 0 61.11
25.1 this one keeps low and sneaks through his defence. The ball drifts in from wide of the crease, pitches on off and skids straight on. Balbirnie was looking to work it with the turn when there was none. Couldn't do much really as the ball didn't bounce enough. Bat didn't come down on time either. Big, big wicket. He was a split-second late on the shot as well. 102/4
KJ O'Brien not out 72 67 60 8 2 120.00
View dismissal GC Wilson c Mohammad Nabi b Rashid Khan 41 96 67 3 0 61.19
43.1 holes out to the lone man at deep midwicket. Poor ball. It was too short, he could have played it wherever he pleased. This time, he hit it straight down the throat of the fielder. The ball may have skidded on a touch to prevent him from playing it behind square. Afghanistan are still alive. 196/7
View dismissal SR Thompson b Rashid Khan 8 8 14 1 0 57.14
30.3 this time he's got his man. Foxed him completely in length. Thompson feels for the ball, I suspect he was expecting a googly and so pushed outside the line. There was a big gap between bat and pad. This ball spun back in to sneak through. Created the doubt and then finally nipped it in the bud. Skillful from Rashid. Ireland in trouble 121/5
View dismissal AR McBrine b Mohammad Nabi 5 6 8 0 0 62.50
31.5 beauty! Once again foxed by the turn. Had no clue if this would spin away as he prodded forward half-heartedly and saw the ball drift-in, straighten and hit off stump. Played down the wrong line again. Fourth for Nabi. The series is fast slipping for the Irish. 130/6
GH Dockrell not out 5 17 10 0 0 50.00
Extras (lb 7, w 6) 13
  Total (7 wickets; 46.5 overs) 224 (4.78 runs per over)
  Bowling O M R W Econ  
  Amir Hamza 10 0 48 0 4.80
  Dawlat Zadran 8.5 1 51 0 5.77
View wicket Gulbadin Naib 8 1 28 1 3.50
14.1 to Joyce, through the gate. Naib pierces Joyce's defence. Straight ball, sticks the bat out, probably expecting it to angle away from him. Ends up leaving a gap between bat and pad. The ball sneaks through and disturbs the stumps 59/2
View wickets Mohammad Nabi 9 0 30 4 3.33 (1w)
9.3 to Stirling, chipped straight to mid-on. And it is a huge, huge blow for Ireland. Paul Stirling, the in-form batsman, gets off to a start and perishes. Comes down the track and the ball stops on him a little, as a result he ends up closing the bat face early and gets a leading edge 48/1
15.1 to Porterfield, turn outside off and Shahzad reckons he has had him stumped. This has been referred to the third umpire. He was pushing forward and dragged the backfoot outside the crease as the ball beats the outside edge. He slides it back in but not before Shahzad whips off the bails in a flash. That wicket was as much the keeper's as much as it was the bowler's. Superb effort all-round 59/3
25.1 to Balbirnie, this one keeps low and sneaks through his defence. The ball drifts in from wide of the crease, pitches on off and skids straight on. Balbirnie was looking to work it with the turn when there was none. Couldn't do much really as the ball didn't bounce enough. Bat didn't come down on time either. Big, big wicket. He was a split-second late on the shot as well. 102/4
31.5 to McBrine, beauty! Once again foxed by the turn. Had no clue if this would spin away as he prodded forward half-heartedly and saw the ball drift-in, straighten and hit off stump. Played down the wrong line again. Fourth for Nabi. The series is fast slipping for the Irish. 130/6
  Rahmat Shah 2 0 10 0 5.00
View wickets Rashid Khan 9 1 50 2 5.55 (1w)
30.3 to Thompson, this time he's got his man. Foxed him completely in length. Thompson feels for the ball, I suspect he was expecting a googly and so pushed outside the line. There was a big gap between bat and pad. This ball spun back in to sneak through. Created the doubt and then finally nipped it in the bud. Skillful from Rashid. Ireland in trouble 121/5
43.1 to Wilson, holes out to the lone man at deep midwicket. Poor ball. It was too short, he could have played it wherever he pleased. This time, he hit it straight down the throat of the fielder. The ball may have skidded on a touch to prevent him from playing it behind square. Afghanistan are still alive. 196/7

Match details


Toss - Afghanistan
Series - 5-match series level 2-2
Player of the match - KJ O'Brien (Ireland)
Umpires - Ahmed Shah Durrani (Afghanistan) and AK Chaudhary
TV umpire - Nitin Menon
Match referee - GF Labrooy (Sri Lanka)
Reserve umpire - Bismillah Shinwari (Afghanistan)

Match Notes


    • KJ O'Brien retired hurt on 9* from 73/3 to 130/6
 
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