Afghanistan tour of India, 5th ODI: Afghanistan v Ireland at Greater Noida, Mar 24, 2017
Afghanistan won by 7 wickets (with 8 balls remaining)
24 March 2017 (50-over match)
  Ireland innings (50 overs maximum) R M B 4s 6s SR
View dismissal EC Joyce b Rashid Khan 42 67 52 6 1 80.76
14.5 Rashid provides Afghanistan with the breakthrough! The off stump is knocked back. This is the legbreak from Rashid. Spins back into the left-hander and dips. Rashid storms through the gate and hits off and middle. Rashid, playing his 26th ODI, takes his 50th wicket. He is among the fastest to the landmark 69/1
View dismissal PR Stirling b Gulbadin Naib 51 104 60 4 2 85.00
22.6 Cleans 'em up. Naib sends the middle stump cartwheeling. Fairly straight ball, Stirling plays all around this. He looks to open the bat-face and probably run it fine. Naib makes the shot look even worse. Most batsmen would have looked to drive that through cover or down the ground 116/2
View dismissal WTS Porterfield* c †Mohammad Shahzad b Fareed Ahmad 34 69 52 4 0 65.38
31.5 edged and taken. Good length and outside off, Porterfield is stapled to the crease as he drives loosely and nicks it to the left of Shahzad. Simple, waist-high catch 156/3
View dismissal NJ O'Brien lbw b Rashid Khan 34 77 52 3 0 65.38
40.6 plumb this time. Once again the doubt was created because Rashid was getting the ball to spun both ways. This time he played for the wrong'un only to see the ball cut back in and hit him plumb in front of middle. Made the mistake of tucking the bat behind the pad as well. Ireland in big trouble. 280 was on the cards not too long ago. That could be whittled down to 230 or so at this rate. Inspired bowling change from Stanikzai 190/6
View dismissal A Balbirnie c Shafiqullah b Rashid Khan 7 15 9 1 0 77.77
34.3 looks to slog across the line, manages a top-edge that was swirling in the air for a long, long time. Shafiqullah came running in a long way from deep square, but still wasn't certain to get a hand on it. Almost as an afterthought, he flung himself, diving full length forward as the ball lodged in his bucket hands. Rashid sprints to his mate to give him a high five. Spectacular catch that! 170/4
View dismissal GC Wilson b Dawlat Zadran 5 21 14 0 0 35.71
38.6 sensational yorker. Pure pace. Class from Zadran. Full and furiously fast on middle, by the time the bat came down, the middle stump had been flattened. Used the crease well. Went wide and then got this to reverse back in a long way. Top-class. Waqar would've been proud of that delivery. Magical 185/5
View dismissal SR Thompson c Samiullah Shenwari b Rashid Khan 3 11 9 0 0 33.33
42.3 this is magnificent! The cover fielder moved to his left even as the batsman shaped to drive. That helped him cover a couple of steps before then flinging himself to his left and put out one hand to pluck that when it didn't look possible. Stunning from Shenwari. What athleticism. 193/7
View dismissal AR McBrine c Dawlat Zadran b Fareed Ahmad 12 30 18 1 0 66.66
47.3 slices the full delivery to third man. The catch is as easy as they come. Sashayed down the pitch to smoke that over cover but the bat face turned in his hand as he made contact. Intent right, execution wrong. Point fielder did well to heed to his mate's call 227/8
View dismissal GH Dockrell b Fareed Ahmad 21 28 21 2 0 100.00
47.6 the middle stump is flattened. Length ball angling in from wide of the crease, he backed away to go over cover but missed it altogether because he swung through too early. Ireland, who looked good for 280, now in danger of not lasting their full quota 229/9
View dismissal TJ Murtagh c †Mohammad Shahzad b Dawlat Zadran 1 4 2 0 0 50.00
48.1 bangs a short ball on middle, he goes across a long way to help it along to fine leg but the ball got big on him and he ended up gloving it to the keeper. As simple as they come for him. 229/10
J Mulder not out 0 2 0 0 0 -
Extras (lb 9, w 10) 19
  Total (all out; 48.1 overs; 218 mins) 229 (4.75 runs per over)
  Bowling O M R W Econ  
View wickets Fareed Ahmad 10 0 65 3 6.50 (6w)
31.5 to Porterfield, edged and taken. Good length and outside off, Porterfield is stapled to the crease as he drives loosely and nicks it to the left of Shahzad. Simple, waist-high catch 156/3
47.3 to McBrine, slices the full delivery to third man. The catch is as easy as they come. Sashayed down the pitch to smoke that over cover but the bat face turned in his hand as he made contact. Intent right, execution wrong. Point fielder did well to heed to his mate's call 227/8
47.6 to Dockrell, the middle stump is flattened. Length ball angling in from wide of the crease, he backed away to go over cover but missed it altogether because he swung through too early. Ireland, who looked good for 280, now in danger of not lasting their full quota 229/9
View wickets Dawlat Zadran 8.1 1 33 2 4.04
38.6 to Wilson, sensational yorker. Pure pace. Class from Zadran. Full and furiously fast on middle, by the time the bat came down, the middle stump had been flattened. Used the crease well. Went wide and then got this to reverse back in a long way. Top-class. Waqar would've been proud of that delivery. Magical 185/5
48.1 to Murtagh, bangs a short ball on middle, he goes across a long way to help it along to fine leg but the ball got big on him and he ended up gloving it to the keeper. As simple as they come for him. 229/10
View wicket Gulbadin Naib 9 0 39 1 4.33 (2w)
22.6 to Stirling, Cleans 'em up. Naib sends the middle stump cartwheeling. Fairly straight ball, Stirling plays all around this. He looks to open the bat-face and probably run it fine. Naib makes the shot look even worse. Most batsmen would have looked to drive that through cover or down the ground 116/2
  Mohammad Nabi 10 0 45 0 4.50 (1w)
View wickets Rashid Khan 10 1 29 4 2.90 (1w)
14.5 to Joyce, Rashid provides Afghanistan with the breakthrough! The off stump is knocked back. This is the legbreak from Rashid. Spins back into the left-hander and dips. Rashid storms through the gate and hits off and middle. Rashid, playing his 26th ODI, takes his 50th wicket. He is among the fastest to the landmark 69/1
34.3 to Balbirnie, looks to slog across the line, manages a top-edge that was swirling in the air for a long, long time. Shafiqullah came running in a long way from deep square, but still wasn't certain to get a hand on it. Almost as an afterthought, he flung himself, diving full length forward as the ball lodged in his bucket hands. Rashid sprints to his mate to give him a high five. Spectacular catch that! 170/4
40.6 to O'Brien, plumb this time. Once again the doubt was created because Rashid was getting the ball to spun both ways. This time he played for the wrong'un only to see the ball cut back in and hit him plumb in front of middle. Made the mistake of tucking the bat behind the pad as well. Ireland in big trouble. 280 was on the cards not too long ago. That could be whittled down to 230 or so at this rate. Inspired bowling change from Stanikzai 190/6
42.3 to Thompson, this is magnificent! The cover fielder moved to his left even as the batsman shaped to drive. That helped him cover a couple of steps before then flinging himself to his left and put out one hand to pluck that when it didn't look possible. Stunning from Shenwari. What athleticism. 193/7
  Samiullah Shenwari 1 0 9 0 9.00
  Afghanistan innings (target: 230 runs from 50 overs) R M B 4s 6s SR
View dismissal Mohammad Shahzad c Porterfield b Thompson 13 19 19 1 1 68.42
4.5 sensational catch! Looked to smash that over cover but didn't get to the pitch of the ball and ended up slicing it to point where Porterfield threw himself to his left and caught that with both hands. The danger man is gone 19/1
View dismissal Najeeb Tarakai c sub (BJ McCarthy) b Murtagh 5 33 18 0 0 27.77
7.6 what a catch! That is special. The pressure of dot balls got to Tarakai. Murtagh, like he has been doing, takes pace off the ball with an offcutter. Tarakai goes through with a lofted drive but gets more elevation than distance. It hags in the air for a while. The fielder at long-on scurries across to his right, keeps his eyes on the ball all along and takes a lovely catch at deep midwicket. It doesn't have the aesthetics of a one-handed screamer but that is a brilliant take. Needed so many things to go right, did 'em all. 25/2
Rahmat Shah not out 108 164 128 10 1 84.37
View dismissal Asghar Stanikzai* c Thompson b Dockrell 39 54 50 3 2 78.00
24.4 done in this time! Stanikzai goes. Against the ball turning away, that's a dangerous option because if it does spin, then it opens you up to this. Stanikzai wanted to hit that over long-on again but takes the outside half and skews down to long-off. The previous six was also fraught with risk, but that one didn't turn and he got closer to the pitch. This one, he was done in by good bowling. The length was shorter 98/3
Samiullah Shenwari not out 62 95 77 5 1 80.51
Extras (lb 1, w 3) 4
  Total (3 wickets; 48.4 overs; 184 mins) 231 (4.74 runs per over)
  Bowling O M R W Econ  
View wicket SR Thompson 10 0 38 1 3.80 (2w)
4.5 to Mohammad Shahzad, sensational catch! Looked to smash that over cover but didn't get to the pitch of the ball and ended up slicing it to point where Porterfield threw himself to his left and caught that with both hands. The danger man is gone 19/1
View wicket TJ Murtagh 9 1 36 1 4.00
7.6 to Najeeb Tarakai, what a catch! That is special. The pressure of dot balls got to Tarakai. Murtagh, like he has been doing, takes pace off the ball with an offcutter. Tarakai goes through with a lofted drive but gets more elevation than distance. It hags in the air for a while. The fielder at long-on scurries across to his right, keeps his eyes on the ball all along and takes a lovely catch at deep midwicket. It doesn't have the aesthetics of a one-handed screamer but that is a brilliant take. Needed so many things to go right, did 'em all. 25/2
  J Mulder 9 0 52 0 5.77 (1w)
  AR McBrine 10 0 39 0 3.90
View wicket GH Dockrell 9.4 0 58 1 6.00
24.4 to Asghar Stanikzai, done in this time! Stanikzai goes. Against the ball turning away, that's a dangerous option because if it does spin, then it opens you up to this. Stanikzai wanted to hit that over long-on again but takes the outside half and skews down to long-off. The previous six was also fraught with risk, but that one didn't turn and he got closer to the pitch. This one, he was done in by good bowling. The length was shorter 98/3
  PR Stirling 1 0 7 0 7.00

Match details


Toss - Ireland
Series - Afghanistan won the 5-match series 3-2
ODI debut - Najeeb Tarakai (Afghanistan)
List A debut - Najeeb Tarakai (Afghanistan)
Player of the match - Rahmat Shah (Afghanistan)
Player of the series - PR Stirling (Ireland)
Umpires - Ahmed Shah Pakteen (Afghanistan) and Nitin Menon
TV umpire - AK Chaudhary
Match referee - GF Labrooy (Sri Lanka)
Reserve umpire - Bismillah Shinwari (Afghanistan)
 
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