1.3 loose ball, loose shot. Short and wide outside off, begging on its knees to be put away. Thompson slashes it in the air and picks out backward point 7/1
    5 the bowling change works! Stirling swings across the line of a straight ball, looking for midwicket again, and he is essentially beaten for pace. The top of leg stump, however, is not. 60/2
    7 offcutter, and it proves quite profitable for Afghanistan. The line is ever so straight, pesky for a batsman looking to free the arms. Porterfield moves outside leg to try and drive it over extra cover, but Rashid Khan there, times his jump perfectly to take the catch over his head 68/3
    7.3 googly does him. Two wickets in eight balls since the resumption. This one is the result of the legspinning slowing it down, tossing it up, and tempting O'Brien into a big hit. Aims for a slog sweep over midwicket. Misses it altogether and is bowled 70/4
    7.5 Is that another wicket? Afghanistan believe they have got Wilson stumped and the third umpire will have to adjudicate on it. Googly again from Rashid, nicely tossed up, to draw the batsman under pressure to hit boundaries forward. Wilson goes for a cover drive, clearly he didn't pick the variation. The ball hurtles through bat and pad, Shahzad tips the bails over ever so quickly and Wilson's foot is on the line. That means he's outta here 71/5
    8.1 another Irishman goes out swinging. It's a length ball on middle, McBrine wants to smack it out of the ground. There is no time to get yourself in. Not even the time to steady this awful wobble. He has to go, and the slog to cow corner only goes as far as the fielder in the deep 71/6
    9.1 third wicket in seven balls for the leggie. He's changed the game. Of course, having a target that forces the batsman to look for the big hits help. Here Tucker comes dancing down and pops a catch to the man at long-off 82/7
    9.4 now the frustrated batsman loses his head, comes down the track and is done in by the googly. Superb bowling from Rashid. He ladled all the pressure on Thompson and then gave him a way out - the tossed up ball, but it spins in, skittles through bat and pad as he slogs, and Shahzad does the rest 82/8
    not out
    9.5 appeal for lbw and it's given. Rashid has five wickets in 10 balls - on he is a hat-trick as well. Although this one seems to be a bit lucky. The debutant McCarthy goes for a sweep and is struck on the back pad. Appears to be outside the line of off stump 82/9
    not out
    5 (b 1, lb 2, nb 1, w 1)
    93/9 (11 Overs, RR: 8.45)
    Fall of wickets: 1-7 (SR Thompson, 1.3 ov), 2-60 (PR Stirling, 4.6 ov), 3-68 (WTS Porterfield, 6.6 ov), 4-70 (KJ O'Brien, 7.3 ov), 5-71 (GC Wilson, 7.5 ov), 6-71 (AR McBrine, 8.1 ov), 7-82 (L Tucker, 9.1 ov), 8-82 (GJ Thompson, 9.4 ov), 9-82 (BJ McCarthy, 9.5 ov)
    Amir Hamza2.001809.0010
    Shapoor Zadran2.0031115.5000
    Karim Janat3.002438.0001
    Mohammad Nabi2.001407.0000
    Rashid Khan2.01351.5000

Match Details


Afghanistan , elected to bat first

Series result

Afghanistan led the 3-match series 2-0

Player of the match

Match number


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

10 March 2017 (20-over match)

T20I debut

TV Umpires

Match Referee

Match Notes