Player of the Match
Player of the Match
  • BATSMEN
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    1.3 FIRST BLOOD! No pace on this ball, bowled from wide of the crease from around the wicket, and dropping a bit short. He tries to cut, but gets an inside edge on to the stumps. Dream start for Afghanistan, getting the experienced Porterfield out this early! 1/1
    49.2 Stirling was already standing outside off and moved further across in expectation of wider one but Naib bowls it on middle and leg and Stirling can just watch it clatter into the stumps 161/10
    7.5 and Mujeeb gets his man finally, the pressure of dot balls has resulted Balbirnie going for a sweep, misses and up goes the finger. Replays, however, show that the impact might have been just outside the line of the off stump 14/2
    7.6 and he goes first ball. A googly from Mujeeb this time, McCollum goes back and across and looks to defend but gets beaten by the turn, struck right in front of the middle stump. An easy decision for the umpire as Mujeeb has his third 14/3
    16.1 chipped straight to mid-on. KOB departs as Asghar takes one of the easiest catches. Coming to the ball, it was once again a legcutter, KOB had to wait for it but could get neither power nor the elevation as the fail hits near the bottom of the bat 35/4
    24.6 length, and he plays from the crease, and he's been given leg-before! Good, consistent bowling from Nabi pays off, just pitching outside off and turning back in. Struck him in line, as he was stretching forward to meet it. Looks like it may have gone on to clip middle and leg. Breaks what was turning into a useful little resistance, as Stirling continues to lose partners! 55/5
    30.2 ANOTHER ONE FOR AFGHANISTAN! Length ball, cutting back in, and he shuffled across and tried to play it away on the on side, but played all around that one. Raps him on the pads, and he is given out leg before 69/6
    45.4 finally Rashid has a wicket. It was pitched short, Dockrell's eyes lit up and he went for a big pull but the ball didn't bounce much and sneaked under his bat to clatter into the stumps. That brings an end to a 76-run stand off just 92 balls 145/7
    46.4 a brilliant yorker at the stumps, McCarthy was moving across and fails to get his bat down in time, gets struck right in front 146/8
    46.6 length ball, angling in to the left-hander to hit him on the pads, the batsman was deep in the crease and the ball struck him in front of middle and leg. An easy decision for the umpire 146/9
    not out
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    133.33
    Extras
    3 (nb 2, w 1)
    TOTAL
    161 all out (49.2 Overs, RR: 3.26)
    Fall of wickets: 1-1 (WTS Porterfield, 1.3 ov), 2-14 (A Balbirnie, 7.5 ov), 3-14 (JA McCollum, 7.6 ov), 4-35 (KJ O'Brien, 16.1 ov), 5-55 (Simi Singh, 24.6 ov), 6-69 (SW Poynter, 30.2 ov), 7-145 (GH Dockrell, 45.4 ov), 8-146 (BJ McCarthy, 46.4 ov), 9-146 (TJ Murtagh, 46.6 ov), 10-161 (PR Stirling, 49.2 ov)
    BowlingOMRWEcon0s4s6sWDNB
    Dawlat Zadran1023533.50444101
    Mujeeb Ur Rahman1031431.40511000
    Gulbadin Naib7.202022.72291010
    Mohammad Nabi1005215.20301301
    Rashid Khan1003013.00413000
    Rahmat Shah201005.0061000
  • BATSMEN
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    22.6 length this time, Shahzad once again looks to go over mid-off but this time he is not to the pitch of the ball and ends up mistiming it, Murtagh pedals back from mid-off to complete a good catch 90/2
    12.3 fuller ball, and he has swung this around, and been taken! He challenges long on, where the fielder stationed is big man Kevin O'Brien, and this is an excellent catch. The ball was sailing over his head, but he caught it, made sure he kept his feet inside the field while taking the catch. Stepped out momentarily for balance, but had already tossed the ball up, and then stepped back in nonchalantly to complete the catch. Big wicket for Ireland, especially in how well timed it is 43/1
    24.3 short of length on the body, swivels to pull but ends up pulling it up in the air towards square leg, Simi Singh charges in, dives forward and takes it inches off the ground 92/3
    31.3 beauty of a ball! This is pitched up, just outside off stump, and invites a tentative poke from Shahidi, and just takes a feather-edge on its way through to Poynter, who holds on. The Irish team celebrates, as this breaks what was looking like a useful association after two quick wickets 104/4
    41.2 there won't be a fifty for Naib! Tossed up, and pitched on leg stump, and Naib was looking to just work it towards midwicket. Got the leading edge and floated back towards Dockrell, who clings on gleefully. An effective knock from Naib comes to an end, with the final acceleration probably doing enough to seal this deal for Afghanistan 153/5
    not out
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    41.17
    not out
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    400.00
    Extras
    1 (w 1)
    TOTAL
    165/5 (41.5 Overs, RR: 3.94)
    Fall of wickets: 1-43 (Hazratullah Zazai, 12.3 ov), 2-90 (Mohammad Shahzad, 22.6 ov), 3-92 (Rahmat Shah, 24.3 ov), 4-104 (Hashmatullah Shahidi, 31.3 ov), 5-153 (Gulbadin Naib, 41.2 ov)
    BowlingOMRWEcon0s4s6sWDNB
    TJ Murtagh812603.25363100
    WB Rankin924825.33326100
    Simi Singh1011911.90440000
    BJ McCarthy813314.12346000
    GH Dockrell4.503116.41173200
    PR Stirling20804.0091010

Match Details

Toss

Ireland , elected to bat first

Player Of The Match

Series result

Afghanistan led the 5-match series 1-0

Match number

Season

Hours of play (local time)

13.00 start, First Session 13.00-16.30, Interval 16.30-17.15, Second Session 17.15-20.45

Match days

28 February 2019 - day/night match (50-over match)

ODI debut

Reserve Umpire

Match Referee

Match Notes

Afghanistan 2nd innings Partnerships

WktRunsPlayers
1st43Mohammad ShahzadHazratullah Zazai
2nd47Mohammad ShahzadRahmat Shah
3rd2Hashmatullah ShahidiRahmat Shah
4th12Gulbadin NaibHashmatullah Shahidi
5th49Asghar AfghanGulbadin Naib
6th12Asghar AfghanNajibullah Zadran