ICC Intercontinental Cup, Afghanistan v Ireland at Greater Noida, Mar 28-30, 2017
Afghanistan won by an innings and 172 runs
28,29,30 March 2017 (4-day match)
  Afghanistan 1st innings R M B 4s 6s SR
View dismissal Mohammad Shahzad c Stirling b Anderson 85 159 130 10 2 65.38
43.1 fuller ball outside the leg stump. He looks to turn it away and gets an leading edge to the fielder at cover. He was getting a little tired too 145/2
View dismissal Shabir Noori lbw b McBrine 15 56 48 3 0 31.25
14.5 the pressure that builds up over constant search for boundaries leads to the dismissal. They look for deliveries off which they can hit boundaries and try to defend others. Eventually a ball which the batsman finds unplayable comes through. This time it was pitched outside off and turning in. He was looking to defend it and misses. He is struck on the pad and is plumb in front 39/1
View dismissal Rahmat Shah c †O'Brien b Anderson 46 123 95 7 0 48.42
49.3 good length delivery outside the off stump. He looks to drive it and gets an outside edge back to the keeper. It's a surprise that he manages to hold on to the catch. 174/3
View dismissal Asghar Stanikzai* st †O'Brien b Dockrell 145 277 209 9 7 69.37
113.1 finally Ireland have a wicket! Bowls one which fizzy and beats the attempted stroke of Asghar. He skips way down the track and won't be able to get back in. The turn beat him and beats the defensive push. That was a superb delivery by Dockrell 420/7
View dismissal Nasir Jamal c †O'Brien b Chase 73 132 102 9 1 71.56
83.2 finally Ireland have a wicket! Short and wide outside the off stump; the sort of deliveries that get you boundaries. Jamal chases it and gets an outside edge back to the keeper. Such poor judgement after a good display for close to couple of hours 318/4
View dismissal Hashmatullah Shahidi c Wilson b McBrine 2 15 7 0 0 28.57
86.2 caught Wilson 330/5
View dismissal Mohammad Nabi c Chase b Dockrell 11 15 14 0 1 78.57
89.5 caught Chase 346/6
Afsar Zazai not out 103 167 154 8 4 66.88
View dismissal Rashid Khan b Dockrell 8 9 9 2 0 88.88
115.4 Dockrell has another wicket! Rashid Khan who played a couple of brilliant strokes in the previous over of Dockrell has a rush of blood and skips down the track in an attempt to flick it and yorks himself. He misses and the ball pegs back the off stump. Beat Asghar with turn and Rashid with an arm-ball. Dockrell is plying his wares more sensibly 428/8
Dawlat Zadran not out 32 84 69 3 2 46.37
Extras (b 2, lb 11, nb 4) 17
  Total (8 wickets dec; 138.5 overs) 537 (3.86 runs per over)
  Bowling O M R W Econ  
  TJ Murtagh 19 2 63 0 3.31
View wicket PKD Chase 23.5 0 111 1 4.65 (4nb)
83.2 to Nasir Jamal, finally Ireland have a wicket! Short and wide outside the off stump; the sort of deliveries that get you boundaries. Jamal chases it and gets an outside edge back to the keeper. Such poor judgement after a good display for close to couple of hours 318/4
View wickets GH Dockrell 45 6 160 3 3.55
89.5 to Mohammad Nabi, caught Chase 346/6
113.1 to Asghar Stanikzai, finally Ireland have a wicket! Bowls one which fizzy and beats the attempted stroke of Asghar. He skips way down the track and won't be able to get back in. The turn beat him and beats the defensive push. That was a superb delivery by Dockrell 420/7
115.4 to Rashid Khan, Dockrell has another wicket! Rashid Khan who played a couple of brilliant strokes in the previous over of Dockrell has a rush of blood and skips down the track in an attempt to flick it and yorks himself. He misses and the ball pegs back the off stump. Beat Asghar with turn and Rashid with an arm-ball. Dockrell is plying his wares more sensibly 428/8
View wickets AR McBrine 30 8 98 2 3.26
14.5 to Shabir Noori, the pressure that builds up over constant search for boundaries leads to the dismissal. They look for deliveries off which they can hit boundaries and try to defend others. Eventually a ball which the batsman finds unplayable comes through. This time it was pitched outside off and turning in. He was looking to defend it and misses. He is struck on the pad and is plumb in front 39/1
86.2 to Hashmatullah Shahidi, caught Wilson 330/5
View wickets J Anderson 21 1 92 2 4.38
43.1 to Mohammad Shahzad, fuller ball outside the leg stump. He looks to turn it away and gets an leading edge to the fielder at cover. He was getting a little tired too 145/2
49.3 to Rahmat Shah, good length delivery outside the off stump. He looks to drive it and gets an outside edge back to the keeper. It's a surprise that he manages to hold on to the catch. 174/3
  Ireland 1st innings R M B 4s 6s SR
View dismissal WTS Porterfield* lbw b Mohammad Nabi 4 12 12 1 0 33.33
2.6 fuller ball outside the off stump. He comes forward and looks to defend it. He misses and is struck in line with the off stump. He is adjudged LBW 6/1
View dismissal EC Joyce lbw b Rashid Khan 45 146 110 5 1 40.90
34.5 Finally after tormenting Joyce for a long time, Rashid has his wicket. A googly again. He is struck in line with the leg stump, but was it pitching outside the leg stump? Looks like it did. No point in any discussions as the umpire has raised his finger. 127/3
View dismissal A Balbirnie c Shabir Noori b Zahir Khan 62 117 88 9 0 70.45
33.5 finally Afghanistan have a wicket! He looks to defend it and gets an inside-edge onto the pad and then to the short-leg fielder who takes it 123/2
View dismissal NJ O'Brien lbw b Rashid Khan 17 42 37 2 0 45.94
44.5 that's what happens when you don't pick the googlies out of hand. You can be foxed by the conventional leg-break too. Outside the off stump. He moves across and offers pad as a line of defence anticipating a googly. It's a leg-break and hit him in front of middle. Superb bowling by Rashid, knowing he has the batsman dancing to his tunes 162/5
View dismissal GC Wilson c Mohammad Shahzad b Rashid Khan 4 15 5 0 0 80.00
38.5 a spitting leg-break from the middle stump. Wilson looks to defend it and gets an outside edge to the keeper (who is Shahzad) and he takes it. Going by the body language of Shahzad, one can doubt if there was an edge. He is normally very excited, but this time around, he is very guarded 143/4
J Anderson not out 61 190 175 7 0 34.85
View dismissal GH Dockrell lbw b Rashid Khan 0 8 9 0 0 0.00
46.5 googly on the off stump line and Dockrell also fails to spot it. He looks to defend it and is beaten. He is plumb in front. Ireland are well and truly down! 164/6
View dismissal PR Stirling b Rashid Khan 0 7 4 0 0 0.00
48.5 good length ball on the middle stump. He plays inside the line of leg-break thinking it would be a googly. He is beaten and the ball hits the top of off stump. Poor batting by Ireland's batsmen. That's a wicket of the fifth ball of the over again and his fifth wicket 170/7
View dismissal AR McBrine lbw b Mohammad Nabi 18 50 44 3 0 40.90
63.6 on the off stump line. He was looking to sweep it but misses. The ball comes in with the angle and would've been hitting the stumps. 8th wicket down for Ireland 213/8
View dismissal TJ Murtagh lbw b Zahir Khan 2 28 20 0 0 10.00
71.6 fuller ball on the middle and off. He looks to defend it, failing to spot the wrong one. He is hit plumb in front of the middle and has to make his way back to the pavilion 219/9
View dismissal PKD Chase c Mohammad Shahzad b Rahmat Shah 16 73 50 3 0 32.00
91.4 short ball outside the off stump. He looks to cut it and gets a faint edge back to the keeper. Chase is frustrated with himself but he has put in a mammoth effort. All eyes will be on the Afghan skipper. Will he enforce the follow-on? 261/10
Extras (b 28, nb 4) 32
  Total (all out; 91.4 overs; 343 mins) 261 (2.84 runs per over)
  Bowling O M R W Econ  
View wickets Mohammad Nabi 20.1 6 45 2 2.23
2.6 to Porterfield, fuller ball outside the off stump. He comes forward and looks to defend it. He misses and is struck in line with the off stump. He is adjudged LBW 6/1
63.6 to McBrine, on the off stump line. He was looking to sweep it but misses. The ball comes in with the angle and would've been hitting the stumps. 8th wicket down for Ireland 213/8
  Dawlat Zadran 14 2 48 0 3.42 (3nb)
View wickets Rashid Khan 31 5 99 5 3.19
34.5 to Joyce, Finally after tormenting Joyce for a long time, Rashid has his wicket. A googly again. He is struck in line with the leg stump, but was it pitching outside the leg stump? Looks like it did. No point in any discussions as the umpire has raised his finger. 127/3
38.5 to Wilson, a spitting leg-break from the middle stump. Wilson looks to defend it and gets an outside edge to the keeper (who is Shahzad) and he takes it. Going by the body language of Shahzad, one can doubt if there was an edge. He is normally very excited, but this time around, he is very guarded 143/4
44.5 to O'Brien, that's what happens when you don't pick the googlies out of hand. You can be foxed by the conventional leg-break too. Outside the off stump. He moves across and offers pad as a line of defence anticipating a googly. It's a leg-break and hit him in front of middle. Superb bowling by Rashid, knowing he has the batsman dancing to his tunes 162/5
46.5 to Dockrell, googly on the off stump line and Dockrell also fails to spot it. He looks to defend it and is beaten. He is plumb in front. Ireland are well and truly down! 164/6
48.5 to Stirling, good length ball on the middle stump. He plays inside the line of leg-break thinking it would be a googly. He is beaten and the ball hits the top of off stump. Poor batting by Ireland's batsmen. That's a wicket of the fifth ball of the over again and his fifth wicket 170/7
View wickets Zahir Khan 19.5 5 35 2 1.76 (1nb)
33.5 to Balbirnie, finally Afghanistan have a wicket! He looks to defend it and gets an inside-edge onto the pad and then to the short-leg fielder who takes it 123/2
71.6 to Murtagh, fuller ball on the middle and off. He looks to defend it, failing to spot the wrong one. He is hit plumb in front of the middle and has to make his way back to the pavilion 219/9
View wicket Rahmat Shah 6.4 4 6 1 0.90
91.4 to Chase, short ball outside the off stump. He looks to cut it and gets a faint edge back to the keeper. Chase is frustrated with himself but he has put in a mammoth effort. All eyes will be on the Afghan skipper. Will he enforce the follow-on? 261/10
  Ireland 2nd innings (following on) R M B 4s 6s SR
View dismissal WTS Porterfield* c Rahmat Shah b Dawlat Zadran 8 9 9 2 0 88.88
2.3 fuller ball outside the off stump. Porterfield went for the drive and gets an outside edge to the gully fielder. Just the start Afghanistan needed. Superb bowling by Dawlat 8/1
View dismissal EC Joyce b Mohammad Nabi 11 75 40 0 1 27.50
19.5 fuller ball on the off stump. He is looking to play on the back foot and for the turn. He was beaten on both counts. It was a straighter one and he should've been forward. Ireland slide further 38/4
View dismissal A Balbirnie c †Afsar Zazai b Rashid Khan 13 47 54 2 0 24.07
14.4 good length ball outside the off stump. He looks to defend it and gets an outside edge back to the keeper. That's a tame end and Ireland are struggling 26/2
View dismissal J Anderson lbw b Mohammad Nabi 0 14 15 0 0 0.00
19.2 fuller ball on the middle stump. Anderson looks to flick it away and misses. It is hitting him in front of the middle stump. Anderson gone without making a contribution this time around 37/3
View dismissal NJ O'Brien c †Afsar Zazai b Rashid Khan 15 19 15 2 1 100.00
24.4 fuller ball outside the off stump. He has decided in his mind to dictate terms to Rashid. He gets a top-edge and Zazai runs to his right and takes the catch 56/5
View dismissal GC Wilson lbw b Rashid Khan 15 30 30 2 0 50.00
28.4 after struggling with the sweep for a long time, Wilson misses a ball on the leg stump and is plumb in front. Ireland are folding up without a fight here 69/7
View dismissal PR Stirling c Rahmat Shah b Mohammad Nabi 1 9 6 0 0 16.66
27.3 short on the middle stump. He pulls it straight into the hands of the fielder at deep midwicket. Ireland needs someone to show some spine. They are folding up too early, much to their own embarrassment 69/6
View dismissal AR McBrine c Dawlat Zadran b Mohammad Nabi 14 19 17 3 0 82.35
33.2 comes down the wicket and tamely lofts up a catch to mid-on. Dawlat accepts the offering with glee and Afghanistan inch closer to victory 83/8
View dismissal GH Dockrell c Mohammad Shahzad b Mohammad Nabi 10 37 36 1 0 27.77
39.6 and it's all over! Bowls one outside the off stump. He looks to defend it and gets an outside edge to Shahzad at first slip. He takes a catch finally and Afghanistan win by innings and 172 runs 104/10
View dismissal TJ Murtagh st †Afsar Zazai b Mohammad Nabi 0 7 6 0 0 0.00
35.2 good length ball outside the off stump. He looks to skip down the track and loft it away. He misses and Zazai whips the bails off in a flash 83/9
PKD Chase not out 11 13 12 1 1 91.66
Extras (b 5, lb 1) 6
  Total (all out; 40 overs; 144 mins) 104 (2.60 runs per over)
  Bowling O M R W Econ
View wicket Dawlat Zadran 6 1 14 1 2.33
2.3 to Porterfield, fuller ball outside the off stump. Porterfield went for the drive and gets an outside edge to the gully fielder. Just the start Afghanistan needed. Superb bowling by Dawlat 8/1
View wickets Mohammad Nabi 20 6 40 6 2.00
19.2 to Anderson, fuller ball on the middle stump. Anderson looks to flick it away and misses. It is hitting him in front of the middle stump. Anderson gone without making a contribution this time around 37/3
19.5 to Joyce, fuller ball on the off stump. He is looking to play on the back foot and for the turn. He was beaten on both counts. It was a straighter one and he should've been forward. Ireland slide further 38/4
27.3 to Stirling, short on the middle stump. He pulls it straight into the hands of the fielder at deep midwicket. Ireland needs someone to show some spine. They are folding up too early, much to their own embarrassment 69/6
33.2 to McBrine, comes down the wicket and tamely lofts up a catch to mid-on. Dawlat accepts the offering with glee and Afghanistan inch closer to victory 83/8
35.2 to Murtagh, good length ball outside the off stump. He looks to skip down the track and loft it away. He misses and Zazai whips the bails off in a flash 83/9
39.6 to Dockrell, and it's all over! Bowls one outside the off stump. He looks to defend it and gets an outside edge to Shahzad at first slip. He takes a catch finally and Afghanistan win by innings and 172 runs 104/10
View wickets Rashid Khan 14 4 44 3 3.14
14.4 to Balbirnie, good length ball outside the off stump. He looks to defend it and gets an outside edge back to the keeper. That's a tame end and Ireland are struggling 26/2
24.4 to O'Brien, fuller ball outside the off stump. He has decided in his mind to dictate terms to Rashid. He gets a top-edge and Zazai runs to his right and takes the catch 56/5
28.4 to Wilson, after struggling with the sweep for a long time, Wilson misses a ball on the leg stump and is plumb in front. Ireland are folding up without a fight here 69/7

Match details


Toss - Afghanistan
Points - Afghanistan 20, Ireland 0
Player of the match - Asghar Stanikzai (Afghanistan)
Umpires - Ahmed Shah Pakteen (Afghanistan) and CK Nandan
Match referee - GF Labrooy (Sri Lanka)
Reserve umpire - Bismillah Shinwari (Afghanistan)
Close of play
  • Tue, 28 Mar - day 1 - Afghanistan 1st innings 357/6 (Asghar Stanikzai 110*, Afsar Zazai 11*, 96 ov)
  • Wed, 29 Mar - day 2 - Ireland 1st innings 170/7 (J Anderson 10*, AR McBrine 0*, 51 ov)
  • Thu, 30 Mar - day 3 - Ireland 2nd innings 104 (40 ov) - end of match

Match Notes


General
    • Afghanistan 1st Innings
    • Drinks: Afghanistan 39/1 in 14.5 overs (M Shahzad 24)
    • Afghanistan: 50 runs in 19.4 overs ( 118 balls), Extras 1
    • Mohammad Shahzad: 50 runs off 68 balls (8x4) (2x6)
    • 2nd wicket : 50 runs in 71 balls ( Rahmat Shah 16, M Shahzad 51, Ex 7)
    • Afghanistan: 100 runs in 30.3 overs (183 balls), Extras 7
    • Lunch: Afghanistan 112/1 in 33 overs (M Shahzad 69, Rahmat Shah 21)
    • 2nd wicket: 100 runsk in 155 balls (Rahmat shah 33, M Shahzad 84,Ex 7
    • Afghanistan: 150 runs in 45.2 overs (272 balls), Extras 7
    • Afghanistan: 200 runs in 58.3 overs (357 balls), Extras 7
    • Asghar Stanikzai: 50 runs off 50 balls (2x4) (4x6)
    • 4th wicket: 50 runs in 75 balls (Nasir Jamal 17, Asghar 55, Ex 7
    • Tea: Afghanistan 234/3 in 65 overs (Asghar Stanikzai 57, Nasir Jamal 24)
    • Afghanistan: 250 runs in 69.2 overs (416 balls), Ex 7
    • Nasir Jamal: 50 runs off 72 balls (6x4) (1x6)
    • 4th Wicket: 100 runs in 158 balls (Asghar 71, Nasir 55, Ex 7)
    • New ball taken after 80 overs (208/3)
    • Drinks: Afghanistan 299/3 in 81 overs (Asghar 79, Nasir 67)
    • Afghanistan: 300 runs in 81.1 overs (487 balls), Extras 7
    • Asghar: 100 runs off 137 balls (7x4) (5x6)
    • Afghanistan: 350 runs in 90.5 overs (547 balls), Extras 9
    • End of day: Afghanistan 357/6 in 96 overs (Afsar 6, Ashar 110)
    • 7th Wicket: 50 runs in 112 balls (Asghar 135, Afsar 20, Ex 10)
    • Afghanistan: 400 runs in 109.4 overs (661 balls), Extras 10
    • Drinks: Afghanistan 406/6 in 111 overs (Asghar 137, Afsar 26)
    • Afghanistan: 450 runs in 118.3 overs (714 balls), Extras 11
    • Afsar: 50 runs off 93 balls (4x4) (3x6)
    • Lunch: Afghanistan 470/8 in 128 overs (Afsar 64, Dawlat 9)
    • 9th Wicket: 50 runs in 78 balls (Afsar 67, Dawlat 10, Ex 16)
    • Afghanistan: 500 runs in 132.3 overs (798 balls), Extras 16
    • 9th Wicket: 100 runs in 138 balls (Afsar 99, Dawlat 32, Ex 17)
    • Afsar:100 runs 154 balls (8x4, 4x6)
    • Innings Break: Afghanistan 537/8 in 138.5 overs
    • Ireland 1st Innings
    • Ireland: 50 runs in 14 overs (84 balls),Ex 0
    • 2nd Wicket: 50 runs in 70 balls (Joyce 24, Balbirnie 30, Ex 0)
    • Mohammad Shahzad kept in place of Afsar Zazai from 36.1 overs
    • Ireland: 50 runs in 14 overs (84 balls), Extras 0
    • 2nd Wicket: 50 runs in 70 balls (EC Joyce 24, A Balbarnie 30 )
    • A Balbirnie: 50 runs off 64 balls (8x4)
    • Ireland: 100 runs in 27.5 overs (169 balls), Extras 3
    • 2nd Wicket: 100 runs in 162 balls (EC Joyce 42, A Balbirnie 56, Ex 4)
    • Drinks: Ireland 117/1 in 32 overs ( EC Joyce 44, A Balbirnie 61)
    • Ireland: 150 runs in 40.5 overs (247 balls), Extras 20
    • End of day : Ireland 170/7 in 51 overs (J Anderson 10, AR MicBrine 0)
    • Day 3
    • Ireland: 200 runs in 61.1 overs (369 balls), Extras 30
    • Drinks: Ireland 219/8 in 70 overs (J Anderson 37, TJ Murtagh 2)
    • J Anderson: 50 runs off 147 balls (6x4)
    • Ireland: 250 runs in 88 overs (531 balls), Extras 31
    • Innings Break: Ireland 261/10 in 91.4 overs (J Anderson 61)
    • Ireland 2nd Innings
    • Drinks: Ireland 22/1 in 12 overs (EC Joyce 4, A Balbirnie 9)
    • Ireland: 50 runs in 22.5 overs (137 balls), Extras 6
    • Tea: Ireland 66/5 in 26 overs (GC Wilson 13, PR Stirling 0)
 
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