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Ahmadzai inspires Afghanistan win

Afghanistan pulled off their second win in the Intercontinental Cup, defeating defending champions Ireland by seven wickets to propel the tournament newcomers to the top of the table

Match Centre

Scorecard Summary

IRELAND 405(118 OVERS)
1ST INNINGS

AFGHANISTAN 474(153.2 OVERS)
1ST INNINGS

IRELAND 202(75.3 OVERS)
2ND INNINGS

AFGHANISTAN 137/3(31.3 OVERS)
2ND INNINGS

31.3
4
Cusack to Mohammad Shahzad, FOUR runs,
31.2
4
Cusack to Mohammad Shahzad, FOUR runs,
31.1
4
Cusack to Mohammad Shahzad, FOUR runs,

END OF OVER:
31 | 7 Runs | AFG: 125/3

  • Nawroz Mangal16 (19b)
  • Mohammad Shahzad30 (48b)
  • GE Kidd8-0-36-1
30.6
0
Kidd to Nawroz Mangal, no run,
30.5
4
Kidd to Nawroz Mangal, FOUR runs,
30.4
2
Kidd to Nawroz Mangal, 2 runs,
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Afghanistan 4th innings Partnerships

WktRunsPlayers
1st5Noor Ali ZadranKarim Sadiq
2nd43Shabir NooriNoor Ali Zadran
3rd53Noor Ali ZadranMohammad Shahzad
4th36Nawroz MangalMohammad Shahzad