Player of the Match
Player of the Match
  • BATSMEN
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    43.1 fuller ball outside the leg stump. He looks to turn it away and gets an leading edge to the fielder at cover. He was getting a little tired too 145/2
    14.5 the pressure that builds up over constant search for boundaries leads to the dismissal. They look for deliveries off which they can hit boundaries and try to defend others. Eventually a ball which the batsman finds unplayable comes through. This time it was pitched outside off and turning in. He was looking to defend it and misses. He is struck on the pad and is plumb in front 39/1
    49.3 good length delivery outside the off stump. He looks to drive it and gets an outside edge back to the keeper. It's a surprise that he manages to hold on to the catch. 174/3
    113.1 finally Ireland have a wicket! Bowls one which fizzy and beats the attempted stroke of Asghar. He skips way down the track and won't be able to get back in. The turn beat him and beats the defensive push. That was a superb delivery by Dockrell 420/7
    83.2 finally Ireland have a wicket! Short and wide outside the off stump; the sort of deliveries that get you boundaries. Jamal chases it and gets an outside edge back to the keeper. Such poor judgement after a good display for close to couple of hours 318/4
    c Wilson b McBrine
    2
    7
    15
    0
    0
    28.57
    c Chase b Dockrell
    11
    14
    15
    0
    1
    78.57
    not out
    103
    154
    167
    8
    4
    66.88
    115.4 Dockrell has another wicket! Rashid Khan who played a couple of brilliant strokes in the previous over of Dockrell has a rush of blood and skips down the track in an attempt to flick it and yorks himself. He misses and the ball pegs back the off stump. Beat Asghar with turn and Rashid with an arm-ball. Dockrell is plying his wares more sensibly 428/8
    not out
    32
    69
    84
    3
    2
    46.37
    Extras
    17 (b 2, lb 11, nb 4)
    TOTAL
    537/8d (138.5 Overs, RR: 3.86)
    Did not bat: Zahir Khan
    Fall of wickets: 1-39 (Shabir Noori, 14.5 ov), 2-145 (Mohammad Shahzad, 43.1 ov), 3-174 (Rahmat Shah, 49.3 ov), 4-318 (Nasir Jamal, 83.2 ov), 5-330 (Hashmatullah Shahidi, 86.2 ov), 6-346 (Mohammad Nabi, 89.5 ov), 7-420 (Asghar Afghan, 113.1 ov), 8-428 (Rashid Khan, 115.4 ov)
    BowlingOMRWEconWDNB
    TJ Murtagh1926303.3100
    PKD Chase23.5011114.6504
    GH Dockrell45616033.5500
    AR McBrine3089823.2600
    J Anderson2119224.3800
  • BATSMEN
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    3 fuller ball outside the off stump. He comes forward and looks to defend it. He misses and is struck in line with the off stump. He is adjudged LBW 6/1
    34.5 Finally after tormenting Joyce for a long time, Rashid has his wicket. A googly again. He is struck in line with the leg stump, but was it pitching outside the leg stump? Looks like it did. No point in any discussions as the umpire has raised his finger. 127/3
    33.5 finally Afghanistan have a wicket! He looks to defend it and gets an inside-edge onto the pad and then to the short-leg fielder who takes it 123/2
    44.5 that's what happens when you don't pick the googlies out of hand. You can be foxed by the conventional leg-break too. Outside the off stump. He moves across and offers pad as a line of defence anticipating a googly. It's a leg-break and hit him in front of middle. Superb bowling by Rashid, knowing he has the batsman dancing to his tunes 162/5
    38.5 a spitting leg-break from the middle stump. Wilson looks to defend it and gets an outside edge to the keeper (who is Shahzad) and he takes it. Going by the body language of Shahzad, one can doubt if there was an edge. He is normally very excited, but this time around, he is very guarded 143/4
    not out
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    175
    190
    7
    0
    34.85
    46.5 googly on the off stump line and Dockrell also fails to spot it. He looks to defend it and is beaten. He is plumb in front. Ireland are well and truly down! 164/6
    48.5 good length ball on the middle stump. He plays inside the line of leg-break thinking it would be a googly. He is beaten and the ball hits the top of off stump. Poor batting by Ireland's batsmen. That's a wicket of the fifth ball of the over again and his fifth wicket 170/7
    64 on the off stump line. He was looking to sweep it but misses. The ball comes in with the angle and would've been hitting the stumps. 8th wicket down for Ireland 213/8
    72 fuller ball on the middle and off. He looks to defend it, failing to spot the wrong one. He is hit plumb in front of the middle and has to make his way back to the pavilion 219/9
    91.4 short ball outside the off stump. He looks to cut it and gets a faint edge back to the keeper. Chase is frustrated with himself but he has put in a mammoth effort. All eyes will be on the Afghan skipper. Will he enforce the follow-on? 261/10
    Extras
    32 (b 28, nb 4)
    TOTAL
    261 all out (91.4 Overs, RR: 2.84, 343 minutes)
    Fall of wickets: 1-6 (WTS Porterfield, 2.6 ov), 2-123 (A Balbirnie, 33.5 ov), 3-127 (EC Joyce, 34.5 ov), 4-143 (GC Wilson, 38.5 ov), 5-162 (NJ O'Brien, 44.5 ov), 6-164 (GH Dockrell, 46.5 ov), 7-170 (PR Stirling, 48.5 ov), 8-213 (AR McBrine, 63.6 ov), 9-219 (TJ Murtagh, 71.6 ov), 10-261 (PKD Chase, 91.4 ov)
    BowlingOMRWEconWDNB
    Mohammad Nabi20.164522.2300
    Dawlat Zadran1424803.4203
    Rashid Khan3159953.1900
    Zahir Khan19.553521.7601
    Rahmat Shah6.44610.9000
  • BATSMEN
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    2.3 fuller ball outside the off stump. Porterfield went for the drive and gets an outside edge to the gully fielder. Just the start Afghanistan needed. Superb bowling by Dawlat 8/1
    19.5 fuller ball on the off stump. He is looking to play on the back foot and for the turn. He was beaten on both counts. It was a straighter one and he should've been forward. Ireland slide further 38/4
    14.4 good length ball outside the off stump. He looks to defend it and gets an outside edge back to the keeper. That's a tame end and Ireland are struggling 26/2
    19.2 fuller ball on the middle stump. Anderson looks to flick it away and misses. It is hitting him in front of the middle stump. Anderson gone without making a contribution this time around 37/3
    24.4 fuller ball outside the off stump. He has decided in his mind to dictate terms to Rashid. He gets a top-edge and Zazai runs to his right and takes the catch 56/5
    28.4 after struggling with the sweep for a long time, Wilson misses a ball on the leg stump and is plumb in front. Ireland are folding up without a fight here 69/7
    27.3 short on the middle stump. He pulls it straight into the hands of the fielder at deep midwicket. Ireland needs someone to show some spine. They are folding up too early, much to their own embarrassment 69/6
    33.2 comes down the wicket and tamely lofts up a catch to mid-on. Dawlat accepts the offering with glee and Afghanistan inch closer to victory 83/8
    40 and it's all over! Bowls one outside the off stump. He looks to defend it and gets an outside edge to Shahzad at first slip. He takes a catch finally and Afghanistan win by innings and 172 runs 104/10
    35.2 good length ball outside the off stump. He looks to skip down the track and loft it away. He misses and Zazai whips the bails off in a flash 83/9
    not out
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    12
    13
    1
    1
    91.66
    Extras
    6 (b 5, lb 1)
    TOTAL
    104 all out (f/o) (40 Overs, RR: 2.6, 144 minutes)
    Fall of wickets: 1-8 (WTS Porterfield, 2.3 ov), 2-26 (A Balbirnie, 14.4 ov), 3-37 (J Anderson, 19.2 ov), 4-38 (EC Joyce, 19.5 ov), 5-56 (NJ O'Brien, 24.4 ov), 6-69 (PR Stirling, 27.3 ov), 7-69 (GC Wilson, 28.4 ov), 8-83 (AR McBrine, 33.2 ov), 9-83 (TJ Murtagh, 35.2 ov), 10-104 (GH Dockrell, 39.6 ov)
    BowlingOMRWEconWDNB
    Dawlat Zadran611412.3300
    Mohammad Nabi2064062.0000
    Rashid Khan1444433.1400

Close of Play

  • Tue, 28 Mar - day 1 - Afghanistan 1st innings 357/6 (Asghar Stanikzai 110*, Afsar Zazai 11*, 96 ov)
  • Wed, 29 Mar - day 2 - Ireland 1st innings 170/7 (J Anderson 10*, AR McBrine 0*, 51 ov)
  • Thu, 30 Mar - day 3 - Ireland 2nd innings 104 (40 ov) - end of match

Match Notes

Ireland 3rd innings Partnerships

WktRunsPlayers
1st8EC JoyceWTS Porterfield
2nd18EC JoyceA Balbirnie
3rd11EC JoyceJ Anderson
4th1EC JoyceNJ O'Brien
5th18NJ O'BrienGC Wilson
6th13GC WilsonPR Stirling
7th0GC WilsonAR McBrine
8th14GH DockrellAR McBrine
9th0TJ MurtaghGH Dockrell
10th21GH DockrellPKD Chase