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Stirling's stunning all-round show

Paul Stirling is one of only six players to take a six-for and make 50-plus in an ODI ESPNcricinfo Ltd

1 Number of players who has scored a century and taken six or more wickets in the same ODI: Paul Collingwood, against Bangladesh in 2005, when he made 112 not out and took 6 for 31. Paul Stirling came within five runs of becoming the second player to achieve this, and might have reached that rare landmark had he not been given lbw in a dubious manner. Overall, there have only been six instances of a player passing 50 and taking six in an ODI, of which three have happened in the last four years. The last two have both come against Afghanistan - before Stirling's effort, Scotland's Josh Davey made 53 not out and took 6 for 28 against them in Abu Dhabi in 2015. Stirling's is the first such all-round effort in a defeat.

1 Number of players who have made a 50-plus score after taking six wickets in an ODI: Paul Stirling became the first to achieve this feat, scoring 95 after taking 6 for 55. There have been instances of players taking six or more wickets after scoring a fifty, but never the other way around, before today.


338 Afghanistan's highest total in ODIs. They went past their previous best by quite a margin: against UAE in 2014 they had scored 302 for 5, which is their only other 300-plus total in ODIs.

5/14 The previous-best figures for Ireland in an ODI, by Trent Johnston against Canada in 2009. Stirling's 6 for 55 replaced Johnston's figures as the new best for Ireland.

10 Instances of a bowler taking six or more wickets in an ODI when coming in fourth change or later. Stirling came in as the fourth-change bowler today and claimed six. The best figures among these ten is Shahid Afridi's 7 for 12 against West Indies in 2013.

6/43 Rashid Khan's bowling figures, the first time he has taken five in an ODI; his previous best was 4 for 21, also against Ireland, in Belfast last year. A couple of days back, Rashid took 4 for 48 against the same opponents at the same venue, which means two of his three best bowling figures in ODIs have come in three days. These are also the best figures for Afghanistan in ODIs, going past the previous best of 5 for 32 by Rahmat Shah against UAE in 2014.

1 Number of ODIs in which two bowlers have taken six or more wickets in the same game. This match was the first time two bowlers took atleast six wickets while it was the 11th instance of two bowlers taking five-fors in an ODI.

101 Asghar Stanikzai's score, his first ODI hundred, was also the first by an Afghanistan captain in ODIs.

5-5 Afghanistan's win-loss record in ODIs against Ireland; they have won five of the last seven completed matches.