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Day 3

Toss We are almost there...Ireland have won the toss and elected to bowl first.

13.20 Still dry and sunny here so we are looking good for that start at 2. News of the toss at 1.30.

11.45 The sun has come out and the covers are off. The umpires after consultation with the groundsman and the two captains have decided to take an early lunch at 12.30 with a view to starting at 2. If the rain stays away and that's a big IF.

10:15 It gets worse...just started to rain here and the covers are coming in. Looks ominous.

10:00 Same old story - More rain here overnight has kept the outfield quite wet. The umpires who are out in the middle at the moment will have an official inspection at 11.30.


Day 2

15.35 The umpires have just called the game off for the day. There's an area just past the crease which has taken on too much water. Another frustrating day in this very wet Irish summer.

13.30 The umpires have decided to wait and have another look at 15.30 . It is dry here but the umpires seem to be delaying the inevitable.

13.00 Sky had gotten very dark overhead and while there had only been a few spots of rain, the covers have gone straight back on. So that is not great news.

11.40 The umpires seem to be concerned by the areas around the square. They have decided to take and early lunch at 12.30 and will look again at 1.10 .


Day 1

10.30 local time Welcome to ESPNcricinfo's coverage of Intercontinental Cup match between Ireland and Afghanistan. I can tell you that while it is very dull in Dublin today, it is dry. Unfortunately we will not be starting on time and it seems there will be an inspection at 11.30.

Bad news here as it has just raining. It's only drizzling but it's enough for the covers to go on.

Rain has gotten much heavier now I'm afraid.

11.40 It's still raining steadily here. It was a wet day yesterday also so obviously the worry is that even if the rain stops, the outfield will be too wet to play. Hopefully we will have better news for you soon.

The umpires have decided to take an early lunch at 12.45 There will be an inspection after lunch at 1.30 local time. The rain still hasn't stopped though.

Still raining here although it has eased a little. Not looking good but will hopefullly have some official word soon.

14.00 local time The umpires have decided to have another look at 15.00 . Still drizzling here though.

15.10 The umpires have had a look and after a discussion with the two captains have abandoned play for the day. Once again we have been beaten by the weather. But join us again tomorrow when we will try to get this match started. From Conor Hayes in a wet Dublin, it's goodbye.

0.1

Sorensen to Karim Sadiq, no run, played out to point to begin the game

0.2

Sorensen to Karim Sadiq, FOUR, played off his legs through midwicket

0.3

Sorensen to Karim Sadiq, (no ball) FOUR, almost identical shot and a no ball

0.3

Sorensen to Karim Sadiq, no run

0.4

Sorensen to Karim Sadiq, no run, left alone outside the off-stump

0.5

Sorensen to Karim Sadiq, no run, again the batsman shoulders his arms to that one

0.6

Sorensen to Karim Sadiq, 1 run, hit firmly wide of mid-on

End of over 1 (10 runs) Afghanistan 10/0
Karim Sadiq    9* (7b 2x4)      MC Sorensen    1-0-10-0
Javed Ahmadi    0* (0b)     

1.1

Johnston to Karim Sadiq, no run, no shot played to that one

1.2

Johnston to Karim Sadiq, no run, played towards square leg

1.3

Johnston to Karim Sadiq, OUT, first man goes here as Johnson's accurate delivery has the batsman in two minds and he ends up edging the ball onto his own stumps

Karim Sadiq b Johnston 9 (10b 2x4 0x6) SR: 90.00

1.4

Johnston to Asghar Stanikzai, no run, defended out into the offside

1.5

Johnston to Asghar Stanikzai, 1 leg bye, off the pads towards fine-leg

1.6

Johnston to Javed Ahmadi, no run, leaves that one alone to end a great over from Johnston

End of over 2 (1 run, wicket maiden) Afghanistan 11/1
Javed Ahmadi    0* (1b)      DT Johnston    1-1-0-1
Asghar Stanikzai    0* (2b)      MC Sorensen    1-0-10-0

2.1

Sorensen to Asghar Stanikzai, no run, pushed out towards point

2.2

Sorensen to Asghar Stanikzai, 1 no ball, defended into the offside but the bowler overstepped

2.2

Sorensen to Asghar Stanikzai, no run, just passes the outside edge this time

2.3

Sorensen to Asghar Stanikzai, no run

2.4

Sorensen to Asghar Stanikzai, FOUR, played powerfuly through midwicket for a boundary

2.5

Sorensen to Asghar Stanikzai, no run, fuller ball and it's defended into the covers

2.6

Sorensen to Asghar Stanikzai, 1 run, flicked towards midwicket for a single

End of over 3 (6 runs) Afghanistan 17/1
Asghar Stanikzai    5* (9b 1x4)      MC Sorensen    2-0-16-0
Javed Ahmadi    0* (1b)      DT Johnston    1-1-0-1

3.1

Johnston to Asghar Stanikzai, 1 run, quick single taken in the offside

3.2

Johnston to Javed Ahmadi, no run, played away to point

3.3

Johnston to Javed Ahmadi, no run, left alone outside the off-stump

3.4

Johnston to Javed Ahmadi, no run, tries to guide to third man but it's stopped in the slips

3.5

Johnston to Javed Ahmadi, no run, good delivery which is close to finding the edge

3.6

Johnston to Javed Ahmadi, no run, defended out to point and there's nothing there

End of over 4 (1 run) Afghanistan 18/1
Javed Ahmadi    0* (6b)      DT Johnston    2-1-1-1
Asghar Stanikzai    6* (10b 1x4)      MC Sorensen    2-0-16-0

4.1

Sorensen to Asghar Stanikzai, no run, tries to hack through the offside but he doesn't catch right and it's fielded in the slips

4.2

Sorensen to Asghar Stanikzai, OUT, great delivery from Sorensen which the batsman tries to play straight to but gets it all wrong and his off-stump is shattered

Asghar Stanikzai b Sorensen 6 (12b 1x4 0x6) SR: 50.00

4.3

Sorensen to Afsar Zazai, no run, defended into the offside and the non-striker is sent back

4.4

Sorensen to Afsar Zazai, 1 leg bye

4.5

Sorensen to Javed Ahmadi, no run, played out to point

4.6

Sorensen to Javed Ahmadi, no run

End of over 5 (1 run, wicket maiden) Afghanistan 19/2
Javed Ahmadi    0* (8b)      MC Sorensen    3-1-16-1
Afsar Zazai    0* (2b)      DT Johnston    2-1-1-1

5.1

Johnston to Afsar Zazai, no run, left alone by the batsman

5.2

Johnston to Afsar Zazai, 1 run, quick single taken in the legside

5.3

Johnston to Javed Ahmadi, no run, watchful play by this batsman as he leaves another one alone outside off-stump

5.4

Johnston to Javed Ahmadi, no run

5.5

Johnston to Javed Ahmadi, no run, big appeal for lbw which looked pretty promising but the umpire is unmoved

5.6

Johnston to Javed Ahmadi, no run, edged to third slip but it doesn't carry

End of over 6 (1 run) Afghanistan 20/2
Javed Ahmadi    0* (12b)      DT Johnston    3-1-2-1
Afsar Zazai    1* (4b)      MC Sorensen    3-1-16-1

6.1

Sorensen to Afsar Zazai, FOUR, flicked very fine and it races to the boundary

6.2

Sorensen to Afsar Zazai, no run, played towards square leg

6.3

Sorensen to Afsar Zazai, no run, no shot played to that one

6.4

Sorensen to Afsar Zazai, no run, defended out to point

6.5

Sorensen to Afsar Zazai, no run, another big lbw appeal but looked a little too high

6.6

Sorensen to Afsar Zazai, no run, tries a big heave but it misses everything and the keeper holds

End of over 7 (4 runs) Afghanistan 24/2
Afsar Zazai    5* (10b 1x4)      MC Sorensen    4-1-20-1
Javed Ahmadi    0* (12b)      DT Johnston    3-1-2-1

7.1

Johnston to Javed Ahmadi, no run

7.2

Johnston to Javed Ahmadi, no run, defended into the legside and the bowler fields

7.3

Johnston to Javed Ahmadi, no run, batsman leaves that one alone

7.4

Johnston to Javed Ahmadi, no run

7.5

Johnston to Javed Ahmadi, no run, half appeal for both a catch and a lbw but nothing doing there

7.6

Johnston to Javed Ahmadi, no run, well defended back to the bowler

First bowling change as Cusack comes on

End of over 8 (maiden) Afghanistan 24/2
Javed Ahmadi    0* (18b)      DT Johnston    4-2-2-1
Afsar Zazai    5* (10b 1x4)      MC Sorensen    4-1-20-1

8.1

Cusack to Afsar Zazai, 2 runs, flicked through midwicket for a couple

8.2

Cusack to Afsar Zazai, no run, not too far away from finding the batsman's edge

8.3

Cusack to Afsar Zazai, 1 run, quick single taken in the legside, good running

8.4

Cusack to Javed Ahmadi, no run, hacked away but directly to point

8.5

Cusack to Javed Ahmadi, no run, goes chasing outside the off-stump but doesn't connect

8.6

Cusack to Javed Ahmadi, 1 run, glanced fine for a single

End of over 9 (4 runs) Afghanistan 28/2
Javed Ahmadi    1* (21b)      AR Cusack    1-0-4-0
Afsar Zazai    8* (13b 1x4)      DT Johnston    4-2-2-1

9.1

Johnston to Javed Ahmadi, no run, cut down to the man at point

9.2

Johnston to Javed Ahmadi, no run, edged but dropped at third slip and the rebound can't be gathered

9.3

Johnston to Javed Ahmadi, no run, hit uppishly towards cover but lands safely

9.4

Johnston to Javed Ahmadi, no run, guided down to the slips

9.5

Johnston to Javed Ahmadi, no run, edged this time but doesn't carry to the slips

9.6

Johnston to Javed Ahmadi, no run, played softly out to point

End of over 10 (maiden) Afghanistan 28/2
Javed Ahmadi    1* (27b)      DT Johnston    5-3-2-1
Afsar Zazai    8* (13b 1x4)      AR Cusack    1-0-4-0

10.1

Cusack to Afsar Zazai, 1 run, leg glance down to fine-leg

10.2

Cusack to Javed Ahmadi, 2 runs, driven loftily through the covers and it's just pulled in before reaching the boundary

10.3

Cusack to Javed Ahmadi, no run, leaves this one alone

10.4

Cusack to Javed Ahmadi, no run, plays an expansive drive but misses and the keeper claims a catch

10.5

Cusack to Javed Ahmadi, 2 runs, guided down to wide of third man for a couple

10.6

Cusack to Javed Ahmadi, no run

End of over 11 (5 runs) Afghanistan 33/2
Javed Ahmadi    5* (32b)      AR Cusack    2-0-9-0
Afsar Zazai    9* (14b 1x4)      DT Johnston    5-3-2-1

11.1

Johnston to Afsar Zazai, no run, left alone by the batsman

11.2

Johnston to Afsar Zazai, no run, just back of a length and there's no shot played

11.3

Johnston to Afsar Zazai, no run, driven firmly and it deflects off Johnston's foot into the offside

11.4

Johnston to Afsar Zazai, 4 runs, played through midwicket and there's two overthrows

11.5

Johnston to Afsar Zazai, OUT, this time the outside edge is found and the keeper takes an easy catch

Afsar Zazai c †Wilson b Johnston 13 (19b 1x4 0x6) SR: 68.42

11.6

Johnston to Mohammad Shahzad, no run, defended back to the bowler

End of over 12 (4 runs) Afghanistan 37/3
Mohammad Shahzad    0* (1b)      DT Johnston    6-3-6-2
Javed Ahmadi    5* (32b)      AR Cusack    2-0-9-0

12.1

Cusack to Javed Ahmadi, no run, half heated appeal from the bowler for lbw

12.2

Cusack to Javed Ahmadi, no run, hacked away towards point

12.3

Cusack to Javed Ahmadi, OUT, Afgahnistan in tatters here as Cusack's swinging delivery beats the batsman all ends up and the stumps are smashed

Javed Ahmadi b Cusack 5 (35b 0x4 0x6) SR: 14.28

12.4

Cusack to Mohammad Nabi, no run

12.5

Cusack to Mohammad Nabi, 2 runs, beats the man at backward point

12.6

Cusack to Mohammad Nabi, no run, defended into the covers, striker is sent back by his partner

End of over 13 (2 runs) Afghanistan 39/4
Mohammad Nabi    2* (3b)      AR Cusack    3-0-11-1
Mohammad Shahzad    0* (1b)      DT Johnston    6-3-6-2

13.1

Johnston to Mohammad Shahzad, no run, down the legside and the batsman doesn't play at it

13.2

Johnston to Mohammad Shahzad, no run, huge appeal for lbw and again Umpire Smith is unmoved

13.3

Johnston to Mohammad Shahzad, no run, no shot played to that one

13.4

Johnston to Mohammad Shahzad, no run

13.5

Johnston to Mohammad Shahzad, no run, batsman sholders his arms to that one as well

13.6

Johnston to Mohammad Shahzad, no run, nothing played to that one either, wonderful spell from Johnston

End of over 14 (maiden) Afghanistan 39/4
Mohammad Shahzad    0* (7b)      DT Johnston    7-4-6-2
Mohammad Nabi    2* (3b)      AR Cusack    3-0-11-1

14.1

Cusack to Mohammad Nabi, no run, flicked towards square leg, keeper standing up to Cusack

14.2

Cusack to Mohammad Nabi, no run, played into the midwicket region

14.3

Cusack to Mohammad Nabi, 2 runs, played powerfully thorugh the covers

14.4

Cusack to Mohammad Nabi, no run, flies past the batsman's edge

14.5

Cusack to Mohammad Nabi, no run, very full delivery which is well dug out

14.6

Cusack to Mohammad Nabi, no run, batsman plays no shot to that one

Match State: Drinks

End of over 15 (2 runs) Afghanistan 41/4
Mohammad Nabi    4* (9b)      AR Cusack    4-0-13-1
Mohammad Shahzad    0* (7b)      DT Johnston    7-4-6-2

15.1

Johnston to Mohammad Shahzad, no run, another appeal for lbw and another rejection from umpire Smith

15.2

Johnston to Mohammad Shahzad, 1 run, flicked through midwicket for a single

15.3

Johnston to Mohammad Nabi, no run, left alone by the batsman

15.4

Johnston to Mohammad Nabi, no run, well stopped at point

15.5

Johnston to Mohammad Nabi, no run, just flies past the edge

15.6

Johnston to Mohammad Nabi, no run

End of over 16 (1 run) Afghanistan 42/4
Mohammad Nabi    4* (13b)      DT Johnston    8-4-7-2
Mohammad Shahzad    1* (9b)      AR Cusack    4-0-13-1

16.1

Cusack to Mohammad Shahzad, 2 runs

16.2

Cusack to Mohammad Shahzad, FOUR, fantastic lofted cover drive which races away to the boundary

16.3

Cusack to Mohammad Shahzad, OUT, very fast delivery and the batsman misses and the bowler hits, so much so that he breaks leg-stump in half!

Mohammad Shahzad b Cusack 7 (12b 1x4 0x6) SR: 58.33

16.4

Cusack to Najibullah Zadran, no run, well stopped by mid-off following a good straight drive

16.5

Cusack to Najibullah Zadran, no run, widish delivery that's left well alone

16.6

Cusack to Najibullah Zadran, no run, batsman tries a defensive prod and almost edges it to the keeper

End of over 17 (6 runs) Afghanistan 48/5
Najibullah Zadran    0* (3b)      AR Cusack    5-0-19-2
Mohammad Nabi    4* (13b)      DT Johnston    8-4-7-2

17.1

Sorensen to Mohammad Nabi, no run, no shot played to that one, trying Sorensen from a differnt end this time

17.2

Sorensen to Mohammad Nabi, OUT, superb diving catch from Wilson after the edge is found by the bowler, all Ireland's bowlers in the wickets here

Mohammad Nabi c †Wilson b Sorensen 4 (15b 0x4 0x6) SR: 26.66

17.3

Sorensen to Samiullah Shenwari, no run, defended back to the bowler

17.4

Sorensen to Samiullah Shenwari, no run, unenthusiastic appeal for lbw

17.5

Sorensen to Samiullah Shenwari, no run, quicker delivery which the batsman watches go by him

17.6

Sorensen to Samiullah Shenwari, no run, very close to finding another edge, great over from Sorensen

End of over 18 (wicket maiden) Afghanistan 48/6
Samiullah Shenwari    0* (4b)      MC Sorensen    5-2-20-2
Najibullah Zadran    0* (3b)      AR Cusack    5-0-19-2

18.1

Cusack to Najibullah Zadran, no run, fielded at gully

18.2

Cusack to Najibullah Zadran, no run, beats the batsman but no part of the bat is found

18.3

Cusack to Najibullah Zadran, no run, driven softly to mid-off

18.4

Cusack to Najibullah Zadran, OUT, another one gone here as again the outside edge is found and it's a smart catch at third slip by White who dropped one earlier

Najibullah Zadran c White b Cusack 0 (7b 0x4 0x6) SR: 0.00

18.5

Cusack to Gulbadin Naib, 1 run, driven into the covers for a single

18.6

Cusack to Samiullah Shenwari, no run, tries to hack that away but doesn't connect and it goes through to the keeper

End of over 19 (1 run) Afghanistan 49/7
Samiullah Shenwari    0* (5b)      AR Cusack    6-0-20-3
Gulbadin Naib    1* (1b)      MC Sorensen    5-2-20-2

19.1

Sorensen to Gulbadin Naib, no run, played to mid-on

19.2

Sorensen to Gulbadin Naib, no run, pushed firmly to mid-on again

19.3

Sorensen to Gulbadin Naib, no run, defended into the legside

19.4

Sorensen to Gulbadin Naib, FOUR, great cover drive off the back foot to bring up the fifty

19.5

Sorensen to Gulbadin Naib, 2 runs, played in the air but lands safely and they scamper a couple

19.6

Sorensen to Gulbadin Naib, no run, played out to backward point, batsman is sent back and gets there in time despite Mooney's direct hit.

End of over 20 (6 runs) Afghanistan 55/7
Gulbadin Naib    7* (7b 1x4)      MC Sorensen    6-2-26-2
Samiullah Shenwari    0* (5b)      AR Cusack    6-0-20-3

20.1

Cusack to Samiullah Shenwari, FOUR, comes forward and punches a cover drive past the man at point for a boundary

20.2

Cusack to Samiullah Shenwari, no run

20.3

Cusack to Samiullah Shenwari, 1 run, single taken in the covers

20.4

Cusack to Gulbadin Naib, FOUR, another cover drive off the back foot

20.5

Cusack to Gulbadin Naib, 2 runs, straight drive for a couple

20.6

Cusack to Gulbadin Naib, OUT, and what was looking like a great over for Afghanistan ends with a wicket. Cusack again finds the top of off-stump and the batsman has no answer for it.

Gulbadin Naib b Cusack 13 (10b 2x4 0x6) SR: 130.00

End of over 21 (11 runs) Afghanistan 66/8
     AR Cusack    7-0-31-4
Samiullah Shenwari    5* (8b 1x4)      MC Sorensen    6-2-26-2

21.1

Sorensen to Samiullah Shenwari, FOUR, great shot flicked away to the long-on boundary

21.2

Sorensen to Samiullah Shenwari, no run, tries the same again but mid-on cuts it off this time

21.3

Sorensen to Samiullah Shenwari, no run, played calmly to mid-off

21.4

Sorensen to Samiullah Shenwari, no run, defended this time towards mid-on

21.5

Sorensen to Samiullah Shenwari, FOUR, hacked away but edged and it goes through the slips and to the boundary

21.6

Sorensen to Samiullah Shenwari, OUT, and this time the outside edge goes to Mooney at fourth slip who makes no mistake and takes the catch

Samiullah Shenwari c Mooney b Sorensen 13 (14b 3x4 0x6) SR: 92.85

End of over 22 (8 runs) Afghanistan 74/9
     MC Sorensen    7-2-34-3
Shapoor Zadran    0* (0b)      AR Cusack    7-0-31-4

22.1

Cusack to Shapoor Zadran, no run, yorker that is well dug out into the covers

22.2

Cusack to Shapoor Zadran, no run

22.3

Cusack to Shapoor Zadran, no run, flicked towards midwicket

22.4

Cusack to Shapoor Zadran, no run, left alone by the batsman

22.5

Cusack to Shapoor Zadran, no run, just passes the edge

22.6

Cusack to Shapoor Zadran, no run

End of over 23 (maiden) Afghanistan 74/9
Shapoor Zadran    0* (6b)      AR Cusack    8-1-31-4
Izatullah Dawlatzai    0* (0b)      MC Sorensen    7-2-34-3

23.1

Sorensen to Izatullah Dawlatzai, no run, tries an expansive shot but misses and it flies through to the keeper

23.2

Sorensen to Izatullah Dawlatzai, no run, played directly to the man at point

23.3

Sorensen to Izatullah Dawlatzai, 1 run, hit high in the air and mid-off is under it but van der Merwe drops it.

23.4

Sorensen to Shapoor Zadran, no run

23.5

Sorensen to Shapoor Zadran, no run, defended back to the bowler

23.6

Sorensen to Shapoor Zadran, no run, forward defensive played to that one

End of over 24 (1 run) Afghanistan 75/9
Shapoor Zadran    0* (9b)      MC Sorensen    8-2-35-3
Izatullah Dawlatzai    1* (3b)      AR Cusack    8-1-31-4

24.1

Cusack to Izatullah Dawlatzai, no run, played softly into the legside

24.2

Cusack to Izatullah Dawlatzai, no run, driven firmly but straight to cover

24.3

Cusack to Izatullah Dawlatzai, no run, down the legside and the batsman can't hit it

24.4

Cusack to Izatullah Dawlatzai, no run, great take by Wilson going down the legside

24.5

Cusack to Izatullah Dawlatzai, no run, defended out to mid-on

24.6

Cusack to Izatullah Dawlatzai, no run

End of over 25 (maiden) Afghanistan 75/9
Izatullah Dawlatzai    1* (9b)      AR Cusack    9-2-31-4
Shapoor Zadran    0* (9b)      MC Sorensen    8-2-35-3

25.1

Sorensen to Shapoor Zadran, no run, down the legside, batsman tries to blast him over midwicket but can't get anything on it

25.2

Sorensen to Shapoor Zadran, no run, defended off the back foot and almost tramples on his stumps

25.3

Sorensen to Shapoor Zadran, no run, tries a cover drive but misses that as well

25.4

Sorensen to Shapoor Zadran, no run, well defended this time

25.5

Sorensen to Shapoor Zadran, 1 run, very quick single taken in the legside and they just get home

25.6

Sorensen to Izatullah Dawlatzai, no run, tries a pull shot but gets nowhere near it

End of over 26 (1 run) Afghanistan 76/9
Izatullah Dawlatzai    1* (10b)      MC Sorensen    9-2-36-3
Shapoor Zadran    1* (14b)      AR Cusack    9-2-31-4

26.1

Cusack to Shapoor Zadran, no run

26.2

Cusack to Shapoor Zadran, no run, going around the wicket to the left hander and there's no shot played to that one

26.3

Cusack to Shapoor Zadran, no run, another one that is left well alone

26.4

Cusack to Shapoor Zadran, no run, defended back to the bowler

26.5

Cusack to Shapoor Zadran, no run

26.6

Cusack to Shapoor Zadran, no run, appeal for a caught behind but nothing is given

End of over 27 (maiden) Afghanistan 76/9
Shapoor Zadran    1* (20b)      AR Cusack    10-3-31-4
Izatullah Dawlatzai    1* (10b)      MC Sorensen    9-2-36-3

27.1

Sorensen to Izatullah Dawlatzai, no run, comes down the pitch and tries a heave but misses completely

27.2

Sorensen to Izatullah Dawlatzai, no run, played out to point

27.3

Sorensen to Izatullah Dawlatzai, 2 runs, connects this time with a big heave to long-on but it bounces well before the boundary

27.4

Sorensen to Izatullah Dawlatzai, no run, tries something similar again but misses

27.5

Sorensen to Izatullah Dawlatzai, no run, appeal for lbw but that one looked too high

27.6

Sorensen to Izatullah Dawlatzai, 1 run, attempted yorker which is played out towards deep midwicket

End of over 28 (3 runs) Afghanistan 79/9
Izatullah Dawlatzai    4* (16b)      MC Sorensen    10-2-39-3
Shapoor Zadran    1* (20b)      AR Cusack    10-3-31-4

28.1

Mooney to Izatullah Dawlatzai, no run, driven hard into the covers

28.2

Mooney to Izatullah Dawlatzai, no run, great fielding by Mooney off his own bowling

28.3

Mooney to Izatullah Dawlatzai, 1 run, played calmly down to long-on

28.4

Mooney to Shapoor Zadran, FOUR, edged and it flies down to the third man boundary

28.5

Mooney to Shapoor Zadran, no run

28.6

Mooney to Shapoor Zadran, no run, play and a miss outside off-stump

End of over 29 (5 runs) Afghanistan 84/9
Shapoor Zadran    5* (23b 1x4)      JF Mooney    1-0-5-0
Izatullah Dawlatzai    5* (19b)      MC Sorensen    10-2-39-3

29.1

Sorensen to Izatullah Dawlatzai, OUT, top edge which flies down to third man who takes an easy catch

Izatullah Dawlatzai c Balbirnie b Sorensen 5 (20b 0x4 0x6) SR: 25.00

So an impressive bowling performance by Ireland with Johnson, Sorensen and Cusack grabbing the wickets. It'll be tea now and join us again at 16.30 for Ireland's response. Match State: Tea - Day 3

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Jul 12, 2012

Ireland get together after a wicket, Ireland v Afghanistan, Intercontinental Cup, Dublin, 4th day, July 12

Ireland get together after a wicket

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Jul 12, 2012

Afghanistan opener Javed Ahmadi top scored with 59, Ireland v Afghanistan, Intercontinental Cup, Dublin, 4th day, July 12

Afghanistan opener Javed Ahmadi top scored with 59

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