Player of the Match
Player of the Match
  • BATSMEN
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    15.2 soft. Loopy length ball on leg stump, dipping rapidly and he's not to the pitch as he looks for a vigourous flick through square leg. Gets it off the inside half and it lobs in front of midwicket who gets down and forward to snap it up 53/1
    32.2 reverse-swept from middle stump to backward point's right. There's a horrible mix-up between the wickets. The throw from Najib is to the bowler. Mujeeb gathers it and breaks the bails to catch Stirling short. The well-set batsman has been run out. Stirling knew he was gone. The TV umpire confirms it. The last thing Ireland wanted is a run out 121/3
    23.5 edged and gone! Slider wide outside off, Balbirnie stays leg side of this and is forced to reach out for a cut. It's a weak attempt too. He's pushing too far away from the body and the outside edge is eaten up by the keeper 77/2
    35.4 overpitched and wide outside off, Niall stretches out and drives to the left of Shenwari at short extra cover. Niall plays an aerial drive instead of keeping it down. Dawlat returns and takes down Niall. Both set batsmen are gone now 130/4
    40.6 taken down leg side. Simi Singh's painful stay comes to an end as he shuffles outside off once more and is too far away from this googly as it spins down leg. He's forced to reach out and can only get a slight touch on this 149/5
    48.1 bowled him! Wicket number 99 for Rashid Khan. Comprehensively tonks off stump with a slider. O'Brien exposes the stumps and swats across the line to try and clear the leg side. Completely misses it 196/6
    49.2 good catch. Slower ball dug in short again, wide outside off. Looks to slap it over extra, gets it off the thick outside edge. It hangs high and makes point pedal backwards. He loses his balance but manages to get his hands around this 202/7
    not out
    11
    9
    10
    1
    0
    122.22
    not out
    0
    0
    4
    0
    0
    -
    Extras
    9 (lb 3, nb 1, w 5)
    TOTAL
    209/7 (50 Overs, RR: 4.18)
    Fall of wickets: 1-53 (WTS Porterfield, 15.2 ov), 2-77 (A Balbirnie, 23.5 ov), 3-121 (PR Stirling, 32.2 ov), 4-130 (NJ O'Brien, 35.4 ov), 5-149 (Simi Singh, 40.6 ov), 6-196 (KJ O'Brien, 48.1 ov), 7-202 (GC Wilson, 49.2 ov)
    BowlingOMRWEcon0s4s6sWDNB
    Dawlat Zadran1005425.40305111
    Mujeeb Ur Rahman1003103.10401020
    Gulbadin Naib501503.00170000
    Mohammad Nabi904815.33275110
    Sharafuddin Ashraf611803.00250100
    Rashid Khan1004034.00343010
  • BATSMEN
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    16.3 Shahzad goes for one big hit too many and holes out to long-on. Skids on outside off, Simi Singh finds some extra bounce and forces the opener to fetch the slog-sweep from there. The batsman aimed to launch it over midwicket. He instead splices it straighter to Rankin. A little opening for Ireland? 86/1
    28.6 top edge taken at point! Gulbadin has fallen just on the verge of what might have been Rankin's last ball of this spell. It's a short ball in the corridor and he looks to pull without shifting his weight backwards. Ends up wafting from underneath and it's a simple catch 117/3
    25.4 chipped to short midwicket! Shah steps out and doesn't get to the pitch of the ball. He clips on the up and as a result he can't keep this down. It's straight to the fielder who takes a low catch 113/2
    44.5 McCarthy finds redemption. A very tense finish brewing in Harare. A World Cup spot is on the line. This was overpitched and outside off, instead of scything it over the boundary Shenwari slices it to backward point. Good, low catch under pressure from Wilson 181/5
    37.3 Simi Singh claims his third wicket and tightens the chase. This was fired in on middle, Simi pulled his length back after seeing Nabi foray down the track. He does not meet the pitch of the ball and winds up dragging a catch to deep midwicket 145/4
    not out
    39
    29
    53
    4
    1
    134.48
    not out
    17
    15
    24
    0
    1
    113.33
    Extras
    7 (lb 1, w 6)
    TOTAL
    213/5 (49.1 Overs, RR: 4.33)
    Fall of wickets: 1-86 (Mohammad Shahzad, 16.3 ov), 2-113 (Rahmat Shah, 25.4 ov), 3-117 (Gulbadin Naib, 28.6 ov), 4-145 (Mohammad Nabi, 37.3 ov), 5-181 (Samiullah Shenwari, 44.5 ov)
    BowlingOMRWEcon0s4s6sWDNB
    BJ McCarthy9.105716.21346240
    TJ Murtagh1004604.60363110
    WB Rankin1004114.10342010
    AR McBrine1013803.80393100
    Simi Singh1023033.00412000

Match Notes

Afghanistan 2nd innings Partnerships

WktRunsPlayers
1st86Gulbadin NaibMohammad Shahzad
2nd27Gulbadin NaibRahmat Shah
3rd4Samiullah ShenwariGulbadin Naib
4th28Mohammad NabiSamiullah Shenwari
5th36Samiullah ShenwariAsghar Afghan
6th32Asghar AfghanNajibullah Zadran

ICC Cricket World Cup Qualifier (ICC Trophy)

Super Sixes
TEAMMWLPTNRR
WI54180.472
AFG53260.302
ZIM52250.42
SCOT52250.243
IRE52340.346
UAE5142-1.95
Group A
TEAMMWLPTNRR
WI44081.171
IRE43161.479
UAE4224-1.177
NL4132-0.709
PNG4040-0.865
Group B
TEAMMWLPTNRR
ZIM43071.035
SCOT43070.855
AFG41320.038
NEPAL4132-0.893
HKG4132-1.121