Player of the Match
Player of the Match
  • BATSMEN
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    4.6 Rankin has got the big wicket, Stirling with a great catch Zazai gave himself room and tried to go over the top again, but only got a leading edge off a fullish ball that was moving away a tad. It swirls up high for miles, and Stirling runs back from mid-off and dives to hold on. He was never letting that go, he knew what an important wicket Zazai's is. 57/2
    4.1 given lbw That was a close, close call in real-time and Rankin has a wicket. It's of Ghani, but at least Ireland have broken the partnership. Good length ball that came back in a tad, and Ghani was caught on the crease, trying to whip it away. Raps him on the knee roll right in front of the stumps. It looked out on first glance, and Rankin belted out and appeal long and hard until the finger went up. 46/1
    7.4 Balbirnie takes a good catch running in from long-on after bowling flat Dockrell gave this some air. Tarakai's eyes lit up and he went for the big hit down the ground, but got it off the toe-end. It swirled in the air, giving Balbirnie enough time to run in and complete the catch near mid-on. 67/3
    12.1 straight down long-off's throat Asghar wanted to lift this much higher but couldn't get underneath the ball enough. It was full outside off and he went low to lift it, but ended up hitting it straight to long-off 107/4
    17.3 caught at the edge of the deep midwicket fence that had air miles on it. Full ball from around the wicket, Nabi was aiming to lift it into the stands again and almost did it. Got more height on it than distance though and Balbirnie stayed rock steady, right inside the rope and caught the ball cleanly, ensuring he didn't step over. Nabi's fantastic innings ends 191/6
    15.1 direct hit and he's gone Dockrell's the man at midwicket. Casual running from Najibullah, who pulled it to midwicket without timing and set off. Dockrell intercepted, turned and threw down the stumps at the bowler's end in one motion. He was well short. 143/5
    18.2 gets the wide yorker right that time, and has Shafiq throwing his bat at it. Gets it off the toe end and the ball only travels as far as long-off for an easy catch. They're checking for the no-ball, but Rankin looks to have just a millimetre behind so the wicket stands 202/7
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    75.00
    Extras
    14 (lb 6, w 8)
    TOTAL
    210/7 (20 Overs, RR: 10.5)
    Fall of wickets: 1-46 (Usman Ghani, 4.1 ov), 2-57 (Hazratullah Zazai, 4.6 ov), 3-67 (Najeeb Tarakai, 7.4 ov), 4-107 (Asghar Afghan, 12.1 ov), 5-143 (Najibullah Zadran, 15.1 ov), 6-191 (Mohammad Nabi, 17.3 ov), 7-202 (Shafiqullah, 18.2 ov)
    BowlingOMRWEcon0s4s6sWDNB
    Simi Singh10505.0020000
    WB Rankin4053313.2583520
    PKD Chase403819.5076020
    JB Little3045015.0067220
    SR Thompson201608.0061110
    GH Dockrell402616.50111200
    SC Getkate2021110.5051210
  • BATSMEN
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    2.5 full on off, and he clears his front leg to clear the infield. Plays a lofted straight drive, but he's toe-ended the shot, and the debutant earns his maiden wicket. Taken by Asghar at mid-on 32/1
    15.6 finger goes up! Full and wide outside off, and O'Brien makes room to drive. Ball turns away from him, and that's taken a slight toe-end off his bat. Keeper holds on, and the umpire raises his finger. O'Brien gave his wicket away by looking at the keeper after missing shot. Umpires often catch on to those signs. Huge, huge wicket 153/4
    13.4 slower ball does the trick! Big wicket. Full just outside off, but the slower ball deceives the batsman. He presses forward to defend, but he's playing outside the ball's line. Big gap between bat and body, and the ball sneaks through 128/2
    13.6 direct hit! But it's Thompson whose gone, and not o'Brien. The batsman had slapped a shot to point and gone for the single, but the fielder at point stops the ball, then aims at the stumps, and Zadran's throw finds the stumps at the batsman's end 129/3
    17.1 what a screamer! Nabi, you beauty! Full just outside off, and the batsman slog sweeps towards wide long-on. Has six written all over it, but Nabi jumps near the ropes, takes the catch, throws it in the air as he's falling over the boundary, then composes himself and eventually completes a 360-degree take. 158/5
    17.2 length ball on off, and the wrong'un comes into Getkate. The batsman's come half-way down the wicket, and the ball has sneaked under his bat. Keeper does extremely well staying low and collecting the ball, and then whips the bails off to hand Rashid another scalp. Shafiq excellent behind the stumps too. Hat-trick! 158/6
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    17.3 double hat-trick! Length ball on off, and the googly skids inwards. Misses the leg-side flick, and the ball hits his knee roll. Rashid's appealing for lbw, and the umpire raises his finger. As easy as A-B-C 158/7
    19.2 off stump gone! Another five-wicket haul. Full outside off stump, and spinning into Little. He goes for a wild sweep, and the the wrong'un goes past his pads and clips the outside of off stump 175/8
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    100.00
    Extras
    8 (w 8)
    TOTAL
    178/8 (20 Overs, RR: 8.9)
    Did not bat: PKD Chase
    Fall of wickets: 1-32 (PR Stirling, 2.5 ov), 2-128 (A Balbirnie, 13.4 ov), 3-129 (SR Thompson, 13.6 ov), 4-153 (KJ O'Brien, 15.6 ov), 5-158 (GH Dockrell, 17.1 ov), 6-158 (SC Getkate, 17.2 ov), 7-158 (Simi Singh, 17.3 ov), 8-175 (JB Little, 19.2 ov)
    BowlingOMRWEcon0s4s6sWDNB
    Ziaur Rahman4042210.5076120
    Sayed Shirzad4042010.5045100
    Sharafuddin Ashraf403909.7583210
    Mohammad Nabi402807.0032000
    Rashid Khan402756.7581020

Match Details

Toss

Ireland , elected to field first

Player Of The Match

Player Of The Series

Series result

Afghanistan won the 3-match series 3-0

Match number

Season

Hours of play (local time)

18.30 start, First Session 18.30-19.55, Interval 19.55-20.15, Second Session 20.15- 21.40

Match days

24 February 2019 (20-over match)

T20I debut

Match Referee

Match Notes

Ireland 2nd innings Partnerships

WktRunsPlayers
1st32KJ O'BrienPR Stirling
2nd96KJ O'BrienA Balbirnie
3rd1KJ O'BrienSR Thompson
4th24KJ O'BrienGH Dockrell
5th5SC GetkateGH Dockrell
6th0SC GetkateSW Poynter
7th0SW PoynterSimi Singh
8th17SW PoynterJB Little
9th3WB RankinSW Poynter