• BATSMEN
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    9.4 that's taken. Flat on leg, Thompson comes down but doesn't get to the pitch of the ball. He lofts the ball anyway but doesn't get enough behind his lofted flick. Long-on gets around to his left and completes a relatively easy catch 83/2
    0.4 and gone! Not a bad option, but quite terrible execution. Gets right across his stumps to sweep Hamza's darts over square leg, But the length is shorter and not quite a sweep-able delivery. Stirling attempts a pull and just plain misses it. Hits leg stump. Have to connect 1/1
    12.1 the googly on middle. There's chaos after that. I think Porterfield's gone. Absolute chaos. Slapped to cover who fumbles and allows the batsman to come back for the second. But there is a direct hit at the strikers end. And so, they decide to come back for the third. But there is a throw at the non-striker's end that hits the stumps too and this finds Porterfield short. So, what should have been a dot ball turns into two runs and a wicket. Never seen that sequence of events before. 102/3
    14.3 the legspinner and Rashid strikes! Was that be best option? May have not been picking him, which is why coming down makes it doubly streaky. He doesn't get to the pitch, nor does he pick the legbreak, nor does he make contact with his wild heave. Shahzad does the simple rest 112/4
    not out
    41
    27
    40
    3
    1
    151.85
    20 shovelled to long-on. The fielder can't prevent the second, but the fumble entices the third. Run-out at the striker's end in the bid to steal the extra run 165/4
    Extras
    4 (lb 2, nb 2)
    TOTAL
    165/5 (20 Overs, RR: 8.25)
    Fall of wickets: 1-1 (PR Stirling, 0.4 ov), 2-83 (SR Thompson, 9.4 ov), 3-102 (WTS Porterfield, 12.1 ov), 4-112 (KJ O'Brien, 14.3 ov), 5-165 (L Tucker, 19.6 ov)
    BowlingOMRWEconWDNB
    Amir Hamza402325.7500
    Mohammad Nabi4048012.0000
    Shapoor Zadran403208.0001
    Karim Janat403609.0000
    Rashid Khan402416.0000
  • 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
    20
    13
    22
    2
    1
    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
    6
    1
    1
    0
    1
    600.00
    Extras
    14 (b 2, lb 2, w 10)
    TOTAL
    171/4 (18 Overs, RR: 9.5)
    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 McBrine10808.0000
    GH Dockrell403508.7500
    KJ O'Brien4052113.0030
    CA Young3030110.0000
    J Mulder302508.3300
    SR Thompson301715.6620

Match Details

Toss

Ireland , elected to bat first

Player Of The Match

Series result

Afghanistan led the 3-match series 1-0

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

Afghanistan 2nd innings Partnerships

WktRunsPlayers
1st51Mohammad ShahzadNajeeb Tarakai
2nd73Samiullah ShenwariMohammad Shahzad
3rd37Samiullah ShenwariAsghar Stanikzai
4th4Mohammad NabiAsghar Stanikzai
5th6Asghar StanikzaiShafiqullah