• BATSMEN
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    13.5 the running between these two was always dicey and their luck runs out now. Shahzad has been caught short of his crease at the keeper's end. It is a length ball and Shenwari uppishlu plays it to the leg side and takes off for a single. Mid-on who is slightly wide, comes running in and Shahzad, though he responds well initially, stops in the middle before continuing with the run. The moment's hesitation costs him 124/2
    5 good, smart catch by the wicketkeeper. Tarakai was looking to loft this over the leg side. Length and it stops on the batsman, so it does come on to him as well as he would have liked. Tries to slog it away and gets a leading edge that goes towards third man and the keeper runs across and snaffles it well 51/1
    16.4 superb catch at long-on. They go upstairs to check if he has taken that fine, but does not seem like there's any problem. It was full and the batsman was using the inward angle and lofting it. It's the long part of the boundary there and the ball nearly carries but not over the fielder there. He moves to his right, takes it reverse-cupped and is arching back. The angle and momentum takes him over the ropes, so he flicks it in the air, crosses the boundary and steps back in to take it again. It's a pretty clean effort, no part of the foot was on the ropes 161/3
    not out
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    22
    13
    2
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    153.84
    17.5 oh, gone! Got to ask, was that really necessary? Full and outside off and Nabi drills it hard through midwicket. Cannot keep it along the ground and sends it straight into the hands of the midwicket fielder 165/4
    not out
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    600.00
    Extras
    14 (b 2, lb 2, w 10)
    TOTAL
    171/4 (18 Overs, RR: 9.50)
    Fall of wickets: 1-51 (Najeeb Tarakai, 4.6 ov), 2-124 (Mohammad Shahzad, 13.5 ov), 3-161 (Samiullah Shenwari, 16.4 ov), 4-165 (Mohammad Nabi, 17.5 ov)
    BowlingOMRWEconWDNB
    AR McBrine1.00808.0000
    GH Dockrell4.003508.7500
    KJ O'Brien4.0052113.0030
    CA Young3.0030110.0000
    J Mulder3.002508.3300
    SR Thompson3.001715.6620

Match Details

Toss

Ireland , elected to bat first

Series result

Afghanistan led the 3-match series 1-0

Player of the match

Match number

Season

Hours of play (local time)

14.00 start, First Session 14.00-15.25, Interval 15.25-15.45, Second Session 15.45-17.10

Match days

8 March 2017 (20-over match)

TV Umpires

Match Referee