Statistics

Best performances - Batsmen

Asghar Stanikzai
101(90) 6x4 - 6x6
0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
PR Stirling
95(80) 9x4 - 5x6
0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

Best performances - Bowlers

Rashid Khan
O9.3
M0
R43
W6
Eco4.52
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF
PR Stirling
O10.0
M0
R55
W6
Eco5.50
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF

Commentary

Right then. Afghanistan's dominance on this tour continues. They thoroughly outplayed Ireland in the T20s. Ireland have put up a much better show in the two ODIs but still not good enough. Ireland's lack of strength in the bowling has hit them hard and that has proven to be the difference between the two sides, with Afghanistan's bowlers showing great mastery in these conditions. It has all been one-way traffic thus far. If the trend continues on Sunday, Afghanistan will have sealed the series, a reversal will keep the series alive. Join us on Sunday the to find out what happens. Until then, it's goodbye from all of us.

Haseeb: "Ireland yet so close but still so far. Welldone Blue Tigerzz"

Asghar Stanikzai - It was a high-scoring one-day game, but Shahzad started very well and that helped us. I know my strengths. Lalchand Rajput, our coach, told me to take my time because I have a lot of shots and that is what I did today. We want to go for long time and in the end we have the strength of our bowler so our aim is to take the game long. All credit goes to the bowlers as well.

William Porterfield - We would have liked to do more with the bat, quite a few positives from this game but we fell short. It is frustrating. My dismissal was crucial and we also lost a few wickets before that. And losing Stirling at a critical stage was also a big blow, so those were the couple of turning points in the game. I think we played good enough cricket to win both games, we are not far away.

Stirling - We came here to win, but unfortunately we could not do it. Nice to get wickets and runs on the board, bu we came here to win and could not do that. Rashid Khan has been the difference between the two sides. We were told that the umpires are always right. Fair play, respect the umpires, that's the way we have been taught to play the game.

Paul Stirling is the Man of the Match. Six wickets and 95 runs.

5.25pm What a clinical performance from Afghanistan. Ireland once again tried hard to make a game out of it but as in previous games, they could maintain that level of performance. This is something they seriously need to address. Game after game, they have turned out, shown the momentary spark of brilliance, threatened to take the game away only to fade away in the end. Rashid Khan and his googlies have spun quite the web around Ireland's batsmen. They have looked utterly clueless against him and credit to Rashid, too, for using the variations wisely. Six wickets in this match for him, following on from four in the previous game. And like in the first ODI, he had brilliant support from Dawlat Zadran who finished with three. Paul Stirling played a brilliant knock upfront again, and spare a thought for him. What a game he had. Took six wickets and struck 90, only denied by a wrong decision from the umpire. But more than missing out on the century, it is the loss that will hurt him. We will have the presentations with you shortly.

Krishna Tej: "I think they came back to hand over six for to Rashid. #WellDeserved"

47.3
W
Rashid Khan to Chase, OUT, now it is definitely game over. Six wickets for Rashid. Handshakes exchanged again and this time they are only headed out. No coming back. Googly from Rashid again, the batsman fails to pick it, plays for the turn as he comes forward to defend. The ball spins past the inside edge and crashes into the stumps
47.2
0
Rashid Khan to Chase, no run, beaten outside off with turn
47.1
1
Rashid Khan to Dockrell, 1 run, drifting in and cramps him for room, beats the attempted cut

END OF OVER:
47 | 11 Runs 1 Wkt | IRE: 302/9

  • GH Dockrell8 (7b)
  • Dawlat Zadran8.5-0-51-3
  • Rashid Khan9-0-42-5
46.6
1
Dawlat Zadran to Dockrell, 1 run, full and on the pads, clipped away to midwicket

Free hit coming up

46.6
1nb
Dawlat Zadran to Dockrell, 1 no ball, and that will be the game. Dawlat takes four like in the previous game. Slower ball again does the trick. Handshakes and hugs all around the Afghanistan team. They check for a no-ball and from the first angle it seems as though he may have overstepped.This, after they have already started making their way out. And guess what! It's a no-ball. Game not yet over folks. We have a restart. Coming to the delivery, it was a slower short of a length ball and Dockrell swung across the line, misses it completely and the ball takes out the stumps
46.5
0
Dawlat Zadran to Dockrell, no run, short ball, slower in pace again and the batsman goes through with the pull shot too early. He had rolled his fingers over the seam and the ball goes off the very end of the bat to the wicketkeeper. Bounces in front of him though

Statistics

Best performances - Batsmen

Asghar Stanikzai
101(90) 6x4 - 6x6
0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
PR Stirling
95(80) 9x4 - 5x6
0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

Best performances - Bowlers

Rashid Khan
O9.3
M0
R43
W6
Eco4.52
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF
PR Stirling
O10.0
M0
R55
W6
Eco5.50
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF