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    4.2 picks out deep square leg this time. Absolutely humongous moment in this game. A low full toss on off, Stirling walks across and sweep-flicks the ball straight to deep square leg, where Nabi gets across and takes a good reverse-cupped catch moving to his left 65/1
    6.2 he finally misses one does Thompson. Did the right thing by trying to keep the momentum going. Just plain missed the ball. Flat on leg, Thomspon fails to connect with a slog and loses his wicket. Another fine hand 95/2
    10.3 picks out long-on. Nabi runs in and takes another good catch. Flat on leg, Porterfield backs away but can only chip the ball to the fielder running in. Didn't get enough elevation or distance. 123/4
    7.5 this has been a superb over. O'Brien sees a full length but it's full with no pace on it. The slower variation and O'Brien just picks out long-on with his lofted drive. This is why chasing 200-plus scores are never easy; one ball can change the way the game progresses 100/3
    18.2 slog-swept into the hands of deep midwicket, and that should probably be the game. A full legreak, deserved to go. Wilson got underneath but only skied the ball into the reverse-cupped hands of the fielder 201/6
    13.4 given out on the stroke! Not a great shot, but that looked like it was hitting off stump. A well-executed yorker on off, McBrine tries a cheeky reverse lap and since the length is so full, hardly has a chance of connecting. Hit on the pad and the umpire gives him 159/5
    18.4 bowled 'im. Another one. Flat on leg, Tucker hurries back and misses his pull. Leg stump is hit and Ireland's impressive fight looks short, in all likelihood 203/7
    19 another one. Three in the over. Another ripping googly that isn't read by the batsman. Gets down to sweep and misses, clips the top of leg stump 204/8
    19.2 that's the game. A slow, short delivery outside off. Dockrell slog-sweeps the ball into the hands of deep midwicket. Afghanistan's impressive run keeps chugging along. 11 unbeaten now. 205/10
    19.1 that's not one. A yorker on off, jammed down to long-on, who runs in, picks up cleanly and throws the stumps down at the bowler's end. McCarthy may not have a worse day in cricket. 0 off 0 after the most expensive figures in T20I cricket 205/9
    not out
    4 (lb 1, nb 2, w 1)
    205 all out (19.2 Overs, RR: 10.60)
    Fall of wickets: 1-65 (PR Stirling, 4.2 ov), 2-95 (SR Thompson, 6.2 ov), 3-100 (KJ O'Brien, 7.5 ov), 4-123 (WTS Porterfield, 10.3 ov), 5-159 (AR McBrine, 13.4 ov), 6-201 (GC Wilson, 18.2 ov), 7-203 (L Tucker, 18.4 ov), 8-204 (GJ Thompson, 18.6 ov), 9-205 (BJ McCarthy, 19.1 ov), 10-205 (GH Dockrell, 19.2 ov)
    Shapoor Zadran4.0060115.0012
    Amir Hamza4.003929.7500
    Mohammad Nabi3.2043112.9000
    Karim Janat4.003428.5000
    Rashid Khan4.002837.0000

Match Details


Ireland , elected to field first

Series result

Afghanistan won the 3-match series 3-0

Player of the match

Player of the series

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

12 March 2017 (20-over match)

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Match Referee