Player of the Match
Player of the Match
  • BATSMEN
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    4.2 that's plumb! And given. Length ball skidding on at knee height as Shahzad gets on the back foot to try and whip this through the leg side. Misses and is rapped in front of middle stump, deep in the crease. He's not a very tall man, so the umpire thinks about it for height and decides there's enough going in Murtagh's favour to raise the finger 12/1
    14.2 a direct-hit at the bowler's end and Ireland are celebrating. Length ball on the pads, comes forward and pushes it towards short fine leg, looks to sneak in a single but decides against it after realising Murtagh was quick to the ball. Zazai fails to retrace his steps in time 53/3
    7.1 big turn into him and Rahmat has been given out leg before here. Was it going down? At best that is a marginal call. He's on the back foot as this rips in a long way and beats him on the back foot flick. Strikes him at a leg stump line. Umpire thinks that's hitting leg. It just turned so much. Perhaps his decision to be on the back foot has cost him 23/2
    43.2 finds fine leg. Short ball angled into the hips, there for some punishment, but Asghar's initial movement down leg side means he's cramped on the ramp. Finds KOB there. A superb innings nonetheless. This innings was in danger of ending a lot earlier if it wasn't for the captain 191/6
    17.6 chopped on. Length ball outside off and spinning in to cramp the batsman who was looking to punch it on the off side, gets an inside edge on the off stick as it keeps a touch low. Maiden ODI wicket for Cameron-Dow 69/4
    18.6 What a catch! Balbrinie goes down, one-handed to his left to take it inches off the ground. Was a length ball on the stumps, Shinwari goes back to defend but it turns past him to take an outside edge. Afghanistan in trouble now, 74 for 5 74/5
    not out
    104
    98
    5
    5
    106.12
    43.6 has he edged that? Yes. Nabi departs. That same line, Ranking keeps hammering it and it pays off. Short of a length outside off and he's late on the slice off the back foot. Thin edge and that's two in the over. Start of another collapse? 193/7
    48.5 taken by sweeper cover running in from the boundary. Seems like yet another slower ball. It's overpitched at a middle stump line and he wants to pump it into the leg side. But he's through it early and is forced to open the face in the end. Simi takes a good running catch 240/8
    not out
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    0
    0
    66.66
    Extras
    10 (lb 3, w 7)
    TOTAL
    256/8 (50 Overs, RR: 5.12)
    Did not bat: Mujeeb Ur Rahman
    Fall of wickets: 1-12 (Mohammad Shahzad, 4.2 ov), 2-23 (Rahmat Shah, 7.1 ov), 3-53 (Hazratullah Zazai, 14.2 ov), 4-69 (Hashmatullah Shahidi, 17.6 ov), 5-74 (Samiullah Shinwari, 18.6 ov), 6-191 (Asghar Afghan, 43.2 ov), 7-193 (Mohammad Nabi, 43.6 ov), 8-240 (Rashid Khan, 48.5 ov)
    BowlingOMRWEcon0s4s6sWDNB
    TJ Murtagh1026026.00324320
    AR McBrine1023713.70393100
    Simi Singh804605.75250400
    J Cameron-Dow703715.28235010
    GH Dockrell501713.40192000
    WB Rankin1005625.60313240
  • BATSMEN
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    2.4 on the back foot in front of off stump. Porterfield has no chance of surviving this lbw appeal. Length and zipping in at him. Keeps low as well and he's trapped on the back foot whip 13/1
    7.3 taken at mid-on! Asghar Afghan leaping backwards after a few steps has held on to end Stirling's innings. That is big for Afghanistan, he was looking good. Length ball wide outside off. Wants to slap it on the up through cover but it's off the inside of the toe-end and grabbed by the captain 27/2
    not out
    145
    136
    8
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    106.61
    7.6 given! Simi is late on the ball yet again. Late enough to not even get an inside edge this time. It's a close call because he's stuck in front of leg stump on the knee roll, but that could be hitting the top of leg. Dawlat getting another one to skid in from a length 29/3
    15.2 what have you done KOB!? A juicy full toss on the stumps, KOB looks to repeat the shot but fails to middle it and an easy catch for Asghar at mid-on. He is livid with himself 73/4
    42.6 stumping chance sent upstairs. This could be tight. Dockrell stepped out and didn't get to the pitch of this ball spinning into him. He got body on it, but it richochets off the pad and floats up for Shahzad who takes the bails off as Dockrell stretches back for the crease...and he catches him short! That's the breakthrough! Nabi strikes with his last ball and the partnership is cut short at 143. A superb hand from Dockrell, and a tame end, if not unlucky. He's done his part, but so has Nabi with that last ball 216/5
    43.4 good catch at deep square. Poynter with three of the most nervous balls he's probably faced in a while. The last of them is connected sweetly, but it's a panic-stricken release. Length outside off, swept firmly, but Zazai keeps his cool and takes this to his left on his toes 217/6
    not out
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    15
    0
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    60.00
    Extras
    7 (lb 4, w 3)
    TOTAL
    260/6 (49 Overs, RR: 5.3)
    Fall of wickets: 1-13 (WTS Porterfield, 2.4 ov), 2-27 (PR Stirling, 7.3 ov), 3-29 (Simi Singh, 7.6 ov), 4-73 (KJ O'Brien, 15.2 ov), 5-216 (GH Dockrell, 42.6 ov), 6-217 (SW Poynter, 43.4 ov)
    BowlingOMRWEcon0s4s6sWDNB
    Mujeeb Ur Rahman1005515.50334310
    Dawlat Zadran1015225.20367100
    Samiullah Shinwari1006016.00262300
    Mohammad Nabi1004514.50301100
    Rashid Khan904414.88261220

Match Details

Toss

Afghanistan , elected to bat first

Player Of The Match

Series result

5-match series level 1-1

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

05 March 2019 - day/night match (50-over match)

Match Referee

Match Notes

Ireland 2nd innings Partnerships

WktRunsPlayers
1st13WTS PorterfieldPR Stirling
2nd14A BalbirniePR Stirling
3rd2A BalbirnieSimi Singh
4th44KJ O'BrienA Balbirnie
5th143A BalbirnieGH Dockrell
6th1A BalbirnieSW Poynter
7th43A BalbirnieAR McBrine