ICC Under-19 World Cup Qualifier, 2011 / Commentary

10.00am - Good morning and welcome from your host, Callum Stewart, to the U19 World Cup Qualifiers from Dublin, Ireland. Today we're at North County for Ireland v Afghanistan but the start will be delayed due to the overnight and morning rain. Afghanistan failed to chase 155 against Nepal yesterday, and Ireland had a last ball victory over U.S.A. after their own top order collapsed.

More news as we get it but the umpires will be inspecting the pitch at 10.00am. Do make sure you keep in touch with the rest of the days matches, only six of the ten teams will progress to the World Cup Finals in Australia 2012.

10.30am - The rain has stopped but it's certainly not summer weather in Ireland. The covers are still on and the groundsman have the blotters out, the umpires will be having another look shortly. The ground has dried up enough to warrant us a game, the toss will be at 11.00am with the first ball at 11.30am.

Afghanistan have won the toss and will bowl.

0.1

Aftab Alam to McDonnell, OUT, gone! First ball, pace down the hill clips the off-stump, McDonnell looked stunned and held his defensive pose but he's gone first ball

H McDonnell b Aftab Alam 0 (1b 0x4 0x6) SR: 0.00

0.2

Aftab Alam to van der Merwe, 1 wide, down the leg-side

0.2

Aftab Alam to van der Merwe, no run, blocked in to the covers

0.3

Aftab Alam to van der Merwe, no run, blocked away on the back foot

The Afghans are excited out there with the early breakthrough

0.4

Aftab Alam to van der Merwe, 1 wide, down the leg-side this time

0.4

Aftab Alam to van der Merwe, no run, fuller ball outside off, blocked away to point

0.5

Aftab Alam to van der Merwe, no run, off the pads to the keeper

0.6

Aftab Alam to van der Merwe, no run, off the pads in to the leg-side

End of over 1 (2 runs) Ireland Under-19s 2/1
JB van der Merwe    0* (5b)      Aftab Alam    1-0-2-1
RA Hunter    0* (0b)     

1.1

Sayed Shirzad to Hunter, 1 run, clipped in to the leg-side

1.2

Sayed Shirzad to van der Merwe, no run, defends on the back foot

1.3

Sayed Shirzad to van der Merwe, no run, big lbw shout as it hits him hard and low on the pads, going well down the leg-side

1.4

Sayed Shirzad to van der Merwe, no run, off the pads again, another shout and another shake of the head from the umpire

1.5

Sayed Shirzad to van der Merwe, no run, left alone outside the off-stump

1.6

Sayed Shirzad to van der Merwe, 1 run, blocked in to the leg-side and a quick single to midwicket

End of over 2 (2 runs) Ireland Under-19s 4/1
JB van der Merwe    1* (10b)      Sayed Shirzad    1-0-2-0
RA Hunter    1* (1b)      Aftab Alam    1-0-2-1

2.1

Aftab Alam to van der Merwe, no run, presses forward to defend, the ball clips something on the way through but drops well short of the keeper

2.2

Aftab Alam to van der Merwe, no run, plays all around this one as a quicker ball fools the batsmen

2.3

Aftab Alam to van der Merwe, no run, watches the ball well this time before deciding to leave

2.4

Aftab Alam to van der Merwe, no run, full and outside off-stump, left alone again

2.5

Aftab Alam to van der Merwe, 2 wides, down the leg-side and the keeper can't quite gather

2.5

Aftab Alam to Hunter, 1 run, cut behind point for a single

2.6

Aftab Alam to van der Merwe, 1 run, blocked in to the off-side, quick running for another single

End of over 3 (4 runs) Ireland Under-19s 8/1
JB van der Merwe    2* (15b)      Aftab Alam    2-0-6-1
RA Hunter    2* (2b)      Sayed Shirzad    1-0-2-0

3.1

Sayed Shirzad to van der Merwe, no run, swing and a miss at the wide ball

3.2

Sayed Shirzad to van der Merwe, 1 leg bye, off the pads to the leg-side

3.3

Sayed Shirzad to Hunter, no run, defends back to the bowler

3.4

Sayed Shirzad to Hunter, no run, cut behind point, straight to a fielder

3.5

Sayed Shirzad to Hunter, FOUR, looking to drive, gets a flashy edge through the slips

3.6

Sayed Shirzad to Hunter, no run, tries to work the ball in to the leg-side, can't make contact

End of over 4 (5 runs) Ireland Under-19s 13/1
RA Hunter    6* (6b 1x4)      Sayed Shirzad    2-0-6-0
JB van der Merwe    2* (17b)      Aftab Alam    2-0-6-1

4.1

Aftab Alam to van der Merwe, 1 run, flicked off the pads behind square

4.2

Aftab Alam to Hunter, 2 runs, straighter ball flicked in to the leg-side, good running for the second

4.3

Aftab Alam to Hunter, 1 run, pressed forward with bat and pad, big shout but they run a single off the bat to mid-off

4.4

Aftab Alam to van der Merwe, 1 run, blocked in to the leg-side, quick running again as the throw misses, would have been close

4.5

Aftab Alam to Hunter, 1 run, block and run in to the leg-side, again the Irish batsmen are quicker than the Afghan fielders

4.6

Aftab Alam to van der Merwe, 4 leg byes, thin edge off the pads, and the keeper can't gather the ball

End of over 5 (10 runs) Ireland Under-19s 23/1
JB van der Merwe    4* (20b)      Aftab Alam    3-0-12-1
RA Hunter    10* (9b 1x4)      Sayed Shirzad    2-0-6-0

5.1

Sayed Shirzad to Hunter, FOUR, too short and wide, stroked with ease through point and beats the fielders

5.2

Sayed Shirzad to Hunter, no run, comes down the track but can only block away

5.3

Sayed Shirzad to Hunter, no run, tries to go leg-side, drops harmlessly off the pads

5.4

Sayed Shirzad to Hunter, 1 wide, shorter ball, looks like he gets away with a bouncer but the umpire decides it's a wide

5.4

Sayed Shirzad to Hunter, 1 run, block and run in to the leg-side, quick again but the throw misses

5.5

Sayed Shirzad to van der Merwe, FOUR, full and outside off, finds the gap in the covers with a well-timed drive

5.6

Sayed Shirzad to van der Merwe, no run, outside the off-stump, left well alone

End of over 6 (10 runs) Ireland Under-19s 33/1
JB van der Merwe    8* (22b 1x4)      Sayed Shirzad    3-0-16-0
RA Hunter    15* (13b 2x4)      Aftab Alam    3-0-12-1

6.1

Aftab Alam to Hunter, no run, shorter ball, batsmen misses with the pull

6.2

Aftab Alam to Hunter, no run, this one stays low and the batsmen misses again

6.3

Aftab Alam to Hunter, 1 run, played with soft hands, angled away to third man

6.4

Aftab Alam to van der Merwe, no run, too wide and he leaves it alone

6.5

Aftab Alam to van der Merwe, FOUR, goes for the drive this time, a thick outside edge races to the short boundary at third man

6.6

Aftab Alam to van der Merwe, no run, blocked in to the covers

End of over 7 (5 runs) Ireland Under-19s 38/1
JB van der Merwe    12* (25b 2x4)      Aftab Alam    4-0-17-1
RA Hunter    16* (16b 2x4)      Sayed Shirzad    3-0-16-0

7.1

Yamin Ahmadzai to Hunter, no run, blocked to mid-off

7.2

Yamin Ahmadzai to Hunter, 1 run, clipped in to the leg-side

7.3

Yamin Ahmadzai to van der Merwe, 1 wide, down the leg-side

7.3

Yamin Ahmadzai to van der Merwe, no run, off the pads, they look for a run but he gets sent back

7.4

Yamin Ahmadzai to van der Merwe, no run, defends on the back foot

7.5

Yamin Ahmadzai to van der Merwe, no run, tries to drive away, can only bottom edge the ball in to the ground

7.6

Yamin Ahmadzai to van der Merwe, no run, back foot defence in to the covers

End of over 8 (2 runs) Ireland Under-19s 40/1
JB van der Merwe    12* (29b 2x4)      Yamin Ahmadzai    1-0-2-0
RA Hunter    17* (18b 2x4)      Aftab Alam    4-0-17-1

8.1

Najibullah Zadran to Hunter, no run

8.2

Najibullah Zadran to Hunter, no run

8.3

Najibullah Zadran to Hunter, no run, blocked to mid-off

8.4

Najibullah Zadran to Hunter, 1 run, full ball worked down the ground to long-on

8.5

Najibullah Zadran to van der Merwe, no run, drives back to the bowler

8.6

Najibullah Zadran to van der Merwe, 1 run, drives hard at mid-off, and they take another quick single

End of over 9 (2 runs) Ireland Under-19s 42/1
JB van der Merwe    13* (31b 2x4)      Najibullah Zadran    1-0-2-0
RA Hunter    18* (22b 2x4)      Yamin Ahmadzai    1-0-2-0

9.1

Yamin Ahmadzai to van der Merwe, OUT, tries to drive away, but can only edge the ball straight to first slip for a simple catch

JB van der Merwe c Javed Ahmadi b Yamin Ahmadzai 13 (32b 2x4 0x6) SR: 40.62

9.2

Yamin Ahmadzai to Berry, no run, blocked in to the covers

9.3

Yamin Ahmadzai to Berry, 1 leg bye, off the pads to fine leg

9.4

Yamin Ahmadzai to Hunter, no run, blocked in to the leg-side

9.5

Yamin Ahmadzai to Hunter, no run, defends back to the bowler

9.6

Yamin Ahmadzai to Hunter, no run, blocked in to the covers

End of over 10 (1 run, wicket maiden) Ireland Under-19s 43/2
RA Hunter    18* (25b 2x4)      Yamin Ahmadzai    2-1-2-1
ARM Berry    0* (2b)      Najibullah Zadran    1-0-2-0

10.1

Najibullah Zadran to Berry, no run

10.2

Najibullah Zadran to Berry, no run, tries to make room to cut the ball away, another edge to first slip and a smart catch to hold on to the ball

10.3

Najibullah Zadran to Dockrell, no run

10.4

Najibullah Zadran to Dockrell, no run

10.5

Najibullah Zadran to Dockrell, no run

10.6

Najibullah Zadran to Dockrell, no run

End of over 11 (maiden) Ireland Under-19s 43/3
GH Dockrell    0* (4b)      Najibullah Zadran    2-1-2-1
RA Hunter    18* (25b 2x4)      Yamin Ahmadzai    2-1-2-1

11.1

Yamin Ahmadzai to Hunter, no run

11.2

Yamin Ahmadzai to Hunter, no run

11.3

Yamin Ahmadzai to Hunter, OUT, gone! Hunter tries to flick the ball through the midwicket area, and the ball smacks the pads at a decent height in front of middle and off, the umpire had no hesitation in raising the finger

RA Hunter lbw b Yamin Ahmadzai 18 (28b 2x4 0x6) SR: 64.28

11.4

Yamin Ahmadzai to McBrine, no run, blocked away to point against a shorter ball

11.5

Yamin Ahmadzai to McBrine, no run, blocked away in to the covers

11.6

Yamin Ahmadzai to McBrine, no run, swing and a miss looking to drive

Another duck for Ireland, another wicket maiden for Afghanistan

End of over 12 (wicket maiden) Ireland Under-19s 43/4
AR McBrine    0* (3b)      Yamin Ahmadzai    3-2-2-2
GH Dockrell    0* (4b)      Najibullah Zadran    2-1-2-1

12.1

Najibullah Zadran to Dockrell, no run, big step forward to block away

12.2

Najibullah Zadran to Dockrell, no run, drives back to the bowler

12.3

Najibullah Zadran to Dockrell, 1 run, shorter ball, pulled through square leg

12.4

Najibullah Zadran to McBrine, no run, left alone outside off

12.5

Najibullah Zadran to McBrine, no run, half-appeal for lbw turned down, he took a big step forward

12.6

Najibullah Zadran to McBrine, FOUR, late cut beats two fielders in the ring and runs away for four

End of over 13 (5 runs) Ireland Under-19s 48/4
AR McBrine    4* (6b 1x4)      Najibullah Zadran    3-1-7-1
GH Dockrell    1* (7b)      Yamin Ahmadzai    3-2-2-2

13.1

Yamin Ahmadzai to Dockrell, 1 no ball, oversteps the line, free hit coming up

13.1

Yamin Ahmadzai to Dockrell, FOUR, swings fast and hard, it could've gone anywhere and it bounded over the fence behind square leg, spinning away in to a nearby bush

13.2

Yamin Ahmadzai to Dockrell, no run, back foot drive to point

13.3

Yamin Ahmadzai to Dockrell, no run, straight drive to mid-on

13.4

Yamin Ahmadzai to Dockrell, no run, cut to point off the back foot

13.5

Yamin Ahmadzai to Dockrell, no run, misses with the leg-side shot, off the pads but far too high

13.6

Yamin Ahmadzai to Dockrell, 2 runs, drives through the covers and the fielders give chase

End of over 14 (7 runs) Ireland Under-19s 55/4
GH Dockrell    7* (14b 1x4)      Yamin Ahmadzai    4-2-9-2
AR McBrine    4* (6b 1x4)      Najibullah Zadran    3-1-7-1

14.1

Najibullah Zadran to McBrine, no run, blocked away to cover

14.2

Najibullah Zadran to McBrine, 1 run, chip and run to midwicket, the fielders a bit slow again

14.3

Najibullah Zadran to Dockrell, no run, drives back to the bowler

14.4

Najibullah Zadran to Dockrell, no run, straight defence again

14.5

Najibullah Zadran to Dockrell, no run, pulled to midwicket

14.6

Najibullah Zadran to Dockrell, no run

End of over 15 (1 run) Ireland Under-19s 56/4
GH Dockrell    7* (18b 1x4)      Najibullah Zadran    4-1-8-1
AR McBrine    5* (8b 1x4)      Yamin Ahmadzai    4-2-9-2

15.1

Yamin Ahmadzai to McBrine, 1 run, off the gloves to fine leg

15.2

Yamin Ahmadzai to Dockrell, no run, left alone outside off

15.3

Yamin Ahmadzai to Dockrell, no run, solid defence to mid-off

15.4

Yamin Ahmadzai to Dockrell, no run, drives again but well fielded

15.5

Yamin Ahmadzai to Dockrell, 1 run, finds the gap in the covers for a quick single

15.6

Yamin Ahmadzai to McBrine, FOUR, lovely flowing drive, but a fielder jumps over the ball at cover point and that's four

End of over 16 (6 runs) Ireland Under-19s 62/4
AR McBrine    10* (10b 2x4)      Yamin Ahmadzai    5-2-15-2
GH Dockrell    8* (22b 1x4)      Najibullah Zadran    4-1-8-1

16.1

Najibullah Zadran to Dockrell, 1 run, hit and run to mid-off, pressure on the fielder makes him fumble the ball

16.2

Najibullah Zadran to McBrine, no run

16.3

Najibullah Zadran to McBrine, no run, drives in to the covers on the back foot

16.4

Najibullah Zadran to McBrine, 1 run, flicked to square leg, they run another quick single to the fielders arm

16.5

Najibullah Zadran to Dockrell, 1 run, back foot drive down the ground to long-on

16.6

Najibullah Zadran to McBrine, FOUR, square drive, the spin on the ball beats one fielder and the pace beats another man on the rope

End of over 17 (7 runs) Ireland Under-19s 69/4
AR McBrine    15* (14b 3x4)      Najibullah Zadran    5-1-15-1
GH Dockrell    10* (24b 1x4)      Yamin Ahmadzai    5-2-15-2

17.1

Yamin Ahmadzai to Dockrell, no run

17.2

Yamin Ahmadzai to Dockrell, no run, play and a miss with the drive

17.3

Yamin Ahmadzai to Dockrell, no run, lets this one go outside the off-stump

17.4

Yamin Ahmadzai to Dockrell, no run, solid defence back to the bowler

17.5

Yamin Ahmadzai to Dockrell, no run, hit hard back at the bowler who stops well

17.6

Yamin Ahmadzai to Dockrell, no run, blocked in to the covers

End of over 18 (maiden) Ireland Under-19s 69/4
GH Dockrell    10* (30b 1x4)      Yamin Ahmadzai    6-3-15-2
AR McBrine    15* (14b 3x4)      Najibullah Zadran    5-1-15-1

18.1

Javed Ahmadi to McBrine, no run, blocked in to the covers

18.2

Javed Ahmadi to McBrine, 1 run, easy single to the gap at midwicket

18.3

Javed Ahmadi to Dockrell, no run, defends to the leg-side

18.4

Javed Ahmadi to Dockrell, no run, blocked away with soft hands on the front foot

18.5

Javed Ahmadi to Dockrell, 1 run, worked down the ground to long-on

18.6

Javed Ahmadi to McBrine, 1 run, pushed in to the leg-side for an easy single

End of over 19 (3 runs) Ireland Under-19s 72/4
AR McBrine    17* (17b 3x4)      Javed Ahmadi    1-0-3-0
GH Dockrell    11* (33b 1x4)      Yamin Ahmadzai    6-3-15-2

19.1

Yamin Ahmadzai to McBrine, no run, defends to point on the back foot

19.2

Yamin Ahmadzai to McBrine, 1 leg bye, single off the pads, drops to the gap in the leg-side

19.3

Yamin Ahmadzai to Dockrell, no run, back foot drive straight to mid-off

19.4

Yamin Ahmadzai to Dockrell, 1 wide, swing and a miss by Dockrell as the ball flies down the leg-side

19.4

Yamin Ahmadzai to Dockrell, FOUR, makes good contact, fires the ball off the middle of the bat through midwicket to the shortest boundary

19.5

Yamin Ahmadzai to Dockrell, 1 wide, down the leg-side again

19.5

Yamin Ahmadzai to Dockrell, no run, watches well, left alone outside off

19.6

Yamin Ahmadzai to Dockrell, no run, tries to go down the ground, but lofts the ball straight to mid-off for a simple catch, terrible shot really as they were just building a nice partnership

End of over 20 (7 runs) Ireland Under-19s 79/5
GH Dockrell    15* (36b 2x4)      Yamin Ahmadzai    7-3-21-3
AR McBrine    17* (19b 3x4)      Javed Ahmadi    1-0-3-0

20.1

Javed Ahmadi to McBrine, 1 run, quick single to midwicket

20.2

Javed Ahmadi to McCarter, no run

20.3

Javed Ahmadi to McCarter, no run, blocked to the covers

20.4

Javed Ahmadi to McCarter, no run

20.5

Javed Ahmadi to McCarter, no run, defends on the front foot

20.6

Javed Ahmadi to McCarter, no run, pushes forward to defend, misses with bat and it hits the pads, big shout quickly turned down

End of over 21 (1 run) Ireland Under-19s 80/5
GJ McCarter    0* (5b)      Javed Ahmadi    2-0-4-0
AR McBrine    18* (20b 3x4)      Yamin Ahmadzai    7-3-21-3

21.1

Yamin Ahmadzai to McBrine, 1 run, single down the ground to long-on

21.2

Yamin Ahmadzai to McCarter, 4 leg byes, thin edge off the pads, races away for four extras

21.3

Yamin Ahmadzai to McCarter, no run, drives to mid-off on the front foot

21.4

Yamin Ahmadzai to McCarter, no run, goes straight again, fielded at mid-off, good straight lines from the bowler

21.5

Yamin Ahmadzai to McCarter, no run, big swing and a miss as the batsmen is fooled by the slower ball

21.6

Yamin Ahmadzai to McCarter, no run, tries to angle away a cut shot, picks out the point fielder

End of over 22 (5 runs) Ireland Under-19s 85/5
GJ McCarter    0* (10b)      Yamin Ahmadzai    8-3-22-3
AR McBrine    19* (21b 3x4)      Javed Ahmadi    2-0-4-0

22.1

Javed Ahmadi to McBrine, no run

22.2

Javed Ahmadi to McBrine, no run

22.3

Javed Ahmadi to McBrine, no run

22.4

Javed Ahmadi to McBrine, no run, defends away once more, tight lines from Javed

22.5

Javed Ahmadi to McBrine, no run, quicker ball, blocked to cover

22.6

Javed Ahmadi to McBrine, no run, cut to backward point, good fielding stops the ball, maiden over

End of over 23 (maiden) Ireland Under-19s 85/5
AR McBrine    19* (27b 3x4)      Javed Ahmadi    3-1-4-0
GJ McCarter    0* (10b)      Yamin Ahmadzai    8-3-22-3

23.1

Shir Shirzai to McCarter, no run, swing and a miss outside off

23.2

Shir Shirzai to McCarter, no run, cuts away again, straight to a fielder

23.3

Shir Shirzai to McCarter, no run, drives hard to mid-off

23.4

Shir Shirzai to McCarter, no run, hit hard in to the covers

23.5

Shir Shirzai to McCarter, no run, tries to drive away but can't get the ball off the square

23.6

Shir Shirzai to McCarter, no run, smashed in to the covers, amazing piece of fielding to stop the ball, keeps the dots going, 16 in a row

End of over 24 (maiden) Ireland Under-19s 85/5
GJ McCarter    0* (16b)      Shir Shirzai    1-1-0-0
AR McBrine    19* (27b 3x4)      Javed Ahmadi    3-1-4-0

24.1

Javed Ahmadi to McBrine, 1 run, quick single to midwicket

24.2

Javed Ahmadi to McCarter, no run, blocked back to the bowler

24.3

Javed Ahmadi to McCarter, OUT, leans forward to play the ball in to the leg-side but gets his angles all messed up and the ball clips off the bails, 18 ball duck

GJ McCarter b Javed Ahmadi 0 (18b 0x4 0x6) SR: 0.00

24.4

Javed Ahmadi to Coughlan, no run, big step forward to block away

24.5

Javed Ahmadi to Coughlan, no run

24.6

Javed Ahmadi to Coughlan, no run, left alone outside off, watching the ball closely

End of over 25 (1 run) Ireland Under-19s 86/6
ASA Coughlan    0* (3b)      Javed Ahmadi    4-1-5-1
AR McBrine    20* (28b 3x4)      Shir Shirzai    1-1-0-0

25.1

Shir Shirzai to McBrine, 1 run, tries to drive, thick outside edge to third man

25.2

Shir Shirzai to Coughlan, no run, defends back to the bowler

25.3

Shir Shirzai to Coughlan, no run, tries to cut away the slower ball but mis-timed

25.4

Shir Shirzai to Coughlan, 1 run, angles the ball to third man to get off the mark

25.5

Shir Shirzai to McBrine, 1 run, drives behind point, fielded in the deep

25.6

Shir Shirzai to Coughlan, no run, blocked in to the off-side on the front foot

End of over 26 (3 runs) Ireland Under-19s 89/6
ASA Coughlan    1* (7b)      Shir Shirzai    2-1-3-0
AR McBrine    22* (30b 3x4)      Javed Ahmadi    4-1-5-1

26.1

Javed Ahmadi to McBrine, no run

26.2

Javed Ahmadi to McBrine, no run, stays low, does well to dig the ball away

26.3

Javed Ahmadi to McBrine, no run, blocked to the leg-side

Ireland not going anywhere fast

26.4

Javed Ahmadi to McBrine, 1 run, quicker ball flicked through square leg

26.5

Javed Ahmadi to Coughlan, no run, worked in to the leg-side off the pads

26.6

Javed Ahmadi to Coughlan, 1 run, combination of glove and pads work the ball to fine leg

End of over 27 (2 runs) Ireland Under-19s 91/6
ASA Coughlan    2* (9b)      Javed Ahmadi    5-1-7-1
AR McBrine    23* (34b 3x4)      Shir Shirzai    2-1-3-0

27.1

Shir Shirzai to Coughlan, no run

27.2

Shir Shirzai to Coughlan, 1 run, solid drive, wide of mid-off for an easy single

27.3

Shir Shirzai to McBrine, no run, play and a miss outside off-stump

27.4

Shir Shirzai to McBrine, 1 run, angled away a wider ball to third man

27.5

Shir Shirzai to Coughlan, 1 run, block and run in to the covers

27.6

Shir Shirzai to McBrine, 1 run, cut to third man who stops on the boundary with his feet

End of over 28 (4 runs) Ireland Under-19s 95/6
AR McBrine    25* (37b 3x4)      Shir Shirzai    3-1-7-0
ASA Coughlan    4* (12b)      Javed Ahmadi    5-1-7-1

28.1

Javed Ahmadi to McBrine, FOUR, thin edge, turned round the corner as the ball rolls slowly to the unmanned fine leg boundary

28.2

Javed Ahmadi to McBrine, no run

28.3

Javed Ahmadi to McBrine, 1 leg bye, off the pads to the leg-side, 100 up

28.4

Javed Ahmadi to Coughlan, 1 run, chip and run in to the leg-side, the fielder can't pick up the ball cleanly

28.5

Javed Ahmadi to McBrine, FOUR, quicker ball, hit hard behind point for four more

28.6

Javed Ahmadi to McBrine, 2 runs, flicked in the gap at fine leg again, two more

End of over 29 (12 runs) Ireland Under-19s 107/6
AR McBrine    35* (42b 5x4)      Javed Ahmadi    6-1-18-1
ASA Coughlan    5* (13b)      Shir Shirzai    3-1-7-0

29.1

Shir Shirzai to Coughlan, no run, cut to point

29.2

Shir Shirzai to Coughlan, 1 run, great shot for one, cover drive well fielded on the boundary

29.3

Shir Shirzai to McBrine, 1 run, straighter ball pulled to fine leg, there was a big gap at square leg for an easy four he missed

29.4

Shir Shirzai to Coughlan, no run, blocked to cover

29.5

Shir Shirzai to Coughlan, no run, defends in to the off-side on the front foot

29.6

Shir Shirzai to Coughlan, FOUR, smashed for four between mid-off and cover

Sayed the opener back on to bowl, Afghanistan getting frustrated with McBrine and Ireland

End of over 30 (6 runs) Ireland Under-19s 113/6
ASA Coughlan    10* (18b 1x4)      Shir Shirzai    4-1-13-0
AR McBrine    36* (43b 5x4)      Javed Ahmadi    6-1-18-1

30.1

Sayed Shirzad to McBrine, 1 wide, down the leg-side, loosener to start

30.1

Sayed Shirzad to McBrine, 1 wide, and again, struggling for line

30.1

Sayed Shirzad to McBrine, 1 run, drives on the full to deep cover

30.2

Sayed Shirzad to Coughlan, no run, swing and a miss outside off

30.3

Sayed Shirzad to Coughlan, FOUR, comes down the track, makes a mess of it but gets something on the ball and beats the keeper running down to fine leg

30.4

Sayed Shirzad to Coughlan, no run, gets forward to the ball again but decides to leave

30.5

Sayed Shirzad to Coughlan, FOUR, fuller and outside off, drives through cover between two fielders

30.6

Sayed Shirzad to Coughlan, no run, defends in to the covers

End of over 31 (11 runs) Ireland Under-19s 124/6
ASA Coughlan    18* (23b 3x4)      Sayed Shirzad    4-0-27-0
AR McBrine    37* (44b 5x4)      Shir Shirzai    4-1-13-0

31.1

Najibullah Zadran to McBrine, no run, tamely back to the bowler

31.2

Najibullah Zadran to McBrine, 1 run, cut and run to cover for a quick single

31.3

Najibullah Zadran to Coughlan, no run

31.4

Najibullah Zadran to Coughlan, 1 run, blocked to square leg, single in the gap

31.5

Najibullah Zadran to McBrine, 1 run, finds another gap in the leg-side, easy single

31.6

Najibullah Zadran to Coughlan, no run, blocked to midwicket

Aftab Alam back on now

End of over 32 (3 runs) Ireland Under-19s 127/6
ASA Coughlan    19* (26b 3x4)      Najibullah Zadran    6-1-18-1
AR McBrine    39* (47b 5x4)      Sayed Shirzad    4-0-27-0

32.1

Aftab Alam to McBrine, no run, off the pads, big appeal as usual but turned down quickly

32.2

Aftab Alam to McBrine, no run, fuller ball, blocked away to point

32.3

Aftab Alam to McBrine, 1 run, shorter ball, mis-timed pull shot to square leg

32.4

Aftab Alam to Coughlan, 1 run, flicked through square leg

32.5

Aftab Alam to McBrine, 1 run, another short ball, pulled again to fine leg

32.6

Aftab Alam to Coughlan, 1 run, blocked to the gap at square leg

End of over 33 (4 runs) Ireland Under-19s 131/6
ASA Coughlan    21* (28b 3x4)      Aftab Alam    5-0-21-1
AR McBrine    41* (51b 5x4)      Najibullah Zadran    6-1-18-1

33.1

Najibullah Zadran to Coughlan, no run

33.2

Najibullah Zadran to Coughlan, no run, blocked to midwicket

33.3

Najibullah Zadran to Coughlan, no run

33.4

Najibullah Zadran to Coughlan, no run, drives back to the bowler

33.5

Najibullah Zadran to Coughlan, no run, and again, looking to hit straight

33.6

Najibullah Zadran to Coughlan, 1 run, prodded in to the gap at point

End of over 34 (1 run) Ireland Under-19s 132/6
ASA Coughlan    22* (34b 3x4)      Najibullah Zadran    7-1-19-1
AR McBrine    41* (51b 5x4)      Aftab Alam    5-0-21-1

34.1

Aftab Alam to Coughlan, 1 run, cut behind point

34.2

Aftab Alam to McBrine, no run, fuller ball dug out back down the wicket

34.3

Aftab Alam to McBrine, 1 run, short again, another pull shot to square leg

34.4

Aftab Alam to Coughlan, no run, drives back to the bowler

34.5

Aftab Alam to Coughlan, 1 wide, short ball, out of reach

34.5

Aftab Alam to Coughlan, no run, defends to midwicket

34.6

Aftab Alam to Coughlan, no run, off the pads, only the bowler shouts though and it's missing leg

End of over 35 (3 runs) Ireland Under-19s 135/6
ASA Coughlan    23* (38b 3x4)      Aftab Alam    6-0-24-1
AR McBrine    42* (53b 5x4)      Najibullah Zadran    7-1-19-1

35.1

Najibullah Zadran to McBrine, 1 wide

35.1

Najibullah Zadran to McBrine, no run

35.2

Najibullah Zadran to McBrine, no run

35.3

Najibullah Zadran to McBrine, 2 wides, down the leg-side, keeper can't gather

35.3

Najibullah Zadran to Coughlan, no run, drives hard back to the bowler

35.4

Najibullah Zadran to Coughlan, no run, defends to mid-on

35.5

Najibullah Zadran to Coughlan, 1 run, slow bouncer, lifted over square leg

35.6

Najibullah Zadran to McBrine, no run, cut to point, fielded easily

End of over 36 (4 runs) Ireland Under-19s 139/6
AR McBrine    42* (56b 5x4)      Najibullah Zadran    8-1-23-1
ASA Coughlan    24* (41b 3x4)      Aftab Alam    6-0-24-1

36.1

Aftab Alam to Coughlan, no run

36.2

Aftab Alam to Coughlan, FOUR, flashing cut, a thick outside edge that races behind square leg and runs away for four

36.3

Aftab Alam to Coughlan, no run, yorker ball, well dug out

36.4

Aftab Alam to Coughlan, OUT, gone! Breakthrough for Afghanistan as Coughlan tries to play leg-side but gets a thin edge and the ball smashes down the stumps

ASA Coughlan b Aftab Alam 28 (45b 4x4 0x6) SR: 62.22

36.5

Aftab Alam to McCarthy, no run, blocked to point

36.6

Aftab Alam to McCarthy, no run, quicker ball angled in to the body, blocked away

End of over 37 (4 runs) Ireland Under-19s 143/7
BJ McCarthy    0* (2b)      Aftab Alam    7-0-28-2
AR McBrine    42* (56b 5x4)      Najibullah Zadran    8-1-23-1

37.1

Shir Shirzai to McBrine, no run, defends to midwicket

37.2

Shir Shirzai to McBrine, 1 run, flicked off his toes to fine leg

37.3

Shir Shirzai to McCarthy, no run, drives back to the bowler

37.4

Shir Shirzai to McCarthy, 1 run, drives to deep cover on the back foot

37.5

Shir Shirzai to McBrine, no run, shorter ball blocked away to point

37.6

Shir Shirzai to McBrine, 1 run, cut behind point for a single

End of over 38 (3 runs) Ireland Under-19s 146/7
AR McBrine    44* (60b 5x4)      Shir Shirzai    5-1-16-0
BJ McCarthy    1* (4b)      Aftab Alam    7-0-28-2

38.1

Javed Ahmadi to McBrine, 1 leg bye, off the pads to fine leg

38.2

Javed Ahmadi to McCarthy, no run, blocked to midwicket

38.3

Javed Ahmadi to McCarthy, no run, down the track, misses with the bat but the ball bounces off the pads

38.4

Javed Ahmadi to McCarthy, no run, blocked away to the leg-side

38.5

Javed Ahmadi to McCarthy, no run

38.6

Javed Ahmadi to McCarthy, no run, blocked to midwicket, he wants a run but gets sent back

End of over 39 (1 run, maiden) Ireland Under-19s 147/7
BJ McCarthy    1* (9b)      Javed Ahmadi    7-2-18-1
AR McBrine    44* (61b 5x4)      Shir Shirzai    5-1-16-0

39.1

Shir Shirzai to McBrine, FOUR, hit hard through the covers, four more, McBrine on 48

39.2

Shir Shirzai to McBrine, 1 run, drives to point, fielder out there, 49

39.3

Shir Shirzai to McCarthy, no run, blocked in to the covers

39.4

Shir Shirzai to McCarthy, no run, back foot drive to the covers

39.5

Shir Shirzai to McCarthy, 1 run, chip and run to midwicket, throw and a miss would've been close at the bowlers end

39.6

Shir Shirzai to McBrine, no run, drives to cover, straight at the fielder

End of over 40 (6 runs) Ireland Under-19s 153/7
AR McBrine    49* (64b 6x4)      Shir Shirzai    6-1-22-0
BJ McCarthy    2* (12b)      Javed Ahmadi    7-2-18-1

40.1

Javed Ahmadi to McCarthy, no run, blocked to the leg-side

40.2

Javed Ahmadi to McCarthy, no run, defends to point

40.3

Javed Ahmadi to McCarthy, 1 run, pulled to deep square leg

40.4

Javed Ahmadi to McBrine, no run, off the pads, half-shout goes up, nervy time coming up

40.5

Javed Ahmadi to McBrine, no run, full ball blocked to cover

40.6

Javed Ahmadi to McBrine, no run, late cut misses, the keeper gathers and celebrates along with the bowler but the batsmen stands his ground and so does the umpire, strange

End of over 41 (1 run) Ireland Under-19s 154/7
AR McBrine    49* (67b 6x4)      Javed Ahmadi    8-2-19-1
BJ McCarthy    3* (15b)      Shir Shirzai    6-1-22-0

41.1

Shir Shirzai to McCarthy, no run, drives to mid-off

41.2

Shir Shirzai to McCarthy, no run, straight drive again, bowler fields

41.3

Shir Shirzai to McCarthy, no run, blocked to mid-off on the back foot

41.4

Shir Shirzai to McCarthy, no run, blocked in to the covers, they look for a single but the fielding is sharp

41.5

Shir Shirzai to McCarthy, no run, another drive can't beat the cover fielder

41.6

Shir Shirzai to McCarthy, 1 run, flicked through square leg

End of over 42 (1 run) Ireland Under-19s 155/7
BJ McCarthy    4* (21b)      Shir Shirzai    7-1-23-0
AR McBrine    49* (67b 6x4)      Javed Ahmadi    8-2-19-1

42.1

Javed Ahmadi to McCarthy, 1 run, drives to long-off for a single

42.2

Javed Ahmadi to McBrine, 1 run, cut to deep cover, that's 50 for McBrine, could well have salvaged the Irish innings

42.3

Javed Ahmadi to McCarthy, no run, hits the pads coming forward, not out after another bad appeal

42.4

Javed Ahmadi to McCarthy, no run, hit hard back to the bowler

42.5

Javed Ahmadi to McCarthy, 1 run, blocked to midwicket, helpless misfield and they steal a single

42.6

Javed Ahmadi to McBrine, no run, blocked to point

End of over 43 (3 runs) Ireland Under-19s 158/7
AR McBrine    50* (69b 6x4)      Javed Ahmadi    9-2-22-1
BJ McCarthy    6* (25b)      Shir Shirzai    7-1-23-0

43.1

Shir Shirzai to McCarthy, 1 run, hit and run to cover

43.2

Shir Shirzai to McBrine, OUT, goes for the big shot, but doesn't quite get all of it and spoons the ball towards the square leg boundary

AR McBrine c Sayed Shirzad b Shir Shirzai 50 (70b 6x4 0x6) SR: 71.42

43.3

Shir Shirzai to Hall, no run, blocked back to the bowler

43.4

Shir Shirzai to Hall, no run, goes chasing a wide one and gets a nick behind to the keeper

43.5

Shir Shirzai to Hodgins, 1 wide

43.5

Shir Shirzai to Hodgins, 1 run

43.6

Shir Shirzai to McCarthy, no run

End of over 44 (3 runs) Ireland Under-19s 161/9
BJ McCarthy    7* (27b)      Shir Shirzai    8-1-26-2
NDS Hodgins    1* (1b)      Javed Ahmadi    9-2-22-1

44.1

Aftab Alam to Hodgins, 1 wide, down the leg-side

44.1

Aftab Alam to Hodgins, no run, blocked back to the bowler

44.2

Aftab Alam to Hodgins, no run, solid defence, Hodgins is about half the height of his Irish teammates

44.3

Aftab Alam to Hodgins, no run, solid block in to the covers

44.4

Aftab Alam to Hodgins, no run, fuller ball blocked in to the covers

44.5

Aftab Alam to Hodgins, no run, blocked in to the covers

44.6

Aftab Alam to Hodgins, no run, full and fast on off-stump, defended again

End of over 45 (1 run) Ireland Under-19s 162/9
NDS Hodgins    1* (7b)      Aftab Alam    8-0-29-2
BJ McCarthy    7* (27b)      Shir Shirzai    8-1-26-2

45.1

Shir Shirzai to McCarthy, no run, back foot drive to cover

45.2

Shir Shirzai to McCarthy, FOUR, short ball, pulled through square leg for four

45.3

Shir Shirzai to McCarthy, FOUR, drives at the shorter ball, wrong shot but he gets an edge past the keeper and it runs away for four more

45.4

Shir Shirzai to McCarthy, no run, drives back to the bowler

45.5

Shir Shirzai to McCarthy, no run, back foot shot to cover

45.6

Shir Shirzai to McCarthy, no run

End of over 46 (8 runs) Ireland Under-19s 170/9
BJ McCarthy    15* (33b 2x4)      Shir Shirzai    9-1-34-2
NDS Hodgins    1* (7b)      Aftab Alam    8-0-29-2

46.1

Javed Ahmadi to Hodgins, no run, solid defence to short cover

46.2

Javed Ahmadi to Hodgins, no run, half-appeal, bat and pad away to cover

46.3

Javed Ahmadi to Hodgins, no run, drives again but can't power it past the fielders

46.4

Javed Ahmadi to Hodgins, no run

46.5

Javed Ahmadi to Hodgins, no run, defends back to the bowler

46.6

Javed Ahmadi to Hodgins, no run, blocked away again, maiden

End of over 47 (maiden) Ireland Under-19s 170/9
NDS Hodgins    1* (13b)      Javed Ahmadi    10-3-22-1
BJ McCarthy    15* (33b 2x4)      Shir Shirzai    9-1-34-2

47.1

Yamin Ahmadzai to McCarthy, FOUR, he goes after the bowler, lifted high in the air over midwicket

47.2

Yamin Ahmadzai to McCarthy, 5 wides, down the leg-side, present for Ireland

47.2

Yamin Ahmadzai to McCarthy, SIX, too short, he pulls the ball high towards the pavillion landing on the second floor, lovely shot and valuable Irish runs

47.3

Yamin Ahmadzai to McCarthy, 1 leg bye, off the pads to square leg

47.4

Yamin Ahmadzai to Hodgins, no run, blocked to cover on the front foot

47.5

Yamin Ahmadzai to Hodgins, FOUR, full ball outside off, lovely flashing drive behind point

47.6

Yamin Ahmadzai to Hodgins, no run, shorter ball, he ducks out the way

End of over 48 (20 runs) Ireland Under-19s 190/9
NDS Hodgins    5* (16b 1x4)      Yamin Ahmadzai    9-3-41-3
BJ McCarthy    25* (36b 3x4 1x6)      Javed Ahmadi    10-3-22-1

48.1

Aftab Alam to McCarthy, no run, blocked away the fuller ball

48.2

Aftab Alam to McCarthy, no run, full ball drives to mid-on

48.3

Aftab Alam to McCarthy, FOUR, too short, pulled away with ease behind square leg, four more

48.4

Aftab Alam to McCarthy, 2 runs, clipped down the ground, great running by Hodgins for the second

48.5

Aftab Alam to McCarthy, 1 run, full ball dug out to square leg

48.6

Aftab Alam to Hodgins, no run, fuller ball, dug out back to the bowler

End of over 49 (7 runs) Ireland Under-19s 197/9
NDS Hodgins    5* (17b 1x4)      Aftab Alam    9-0-36-2
BJ McCarthy    32* (41b 4x4 1x6)      Yamin Ahmadzai    9-3-41-3

49.1

Yamin Ahmadzai to McCarthy, no run, play and a miss trying to pull

49.2

Yamin Ahmadzai to McCarthy, no run, swing and a miss again looking to go big, two dots

49.3

Yamin Ahmadzai to McCarthy, 2 runs, slapped down the ground, in the air short of mid-on, good running for the second again

49.4

Yamin Ahmadzai to McCarthy, SIX, skips down the track, he connects this time and smashes the ball over the clubhouse, great shot

49.5

Yamin Ahmadzai to McCarthy, SIX, and again, this time straight off a fuller ball, over the fence, new ball needed for the final ball, McCarthy needs four for his 50!

49.6

Yamin Ahmadzai to McCarthy, 1 run, OUT

BJ McCarthy run out 47 (47b 4x4 3x6) SR: 100.00

Match State: Innings Break

End of over 50 (15 runs) Ireland Under-19s 212/9
     Yamin Ahmadzai    10-3-56-3
NDS Hodgins    5* (17b 1x4)      Aftab Alam    9-0-36-2
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