ICC World Cricket League Championship, 2011-2013/14 / Commentary

Welcome to ESPNcricinfo's coverage of the second match between Ireland and Afghanistan in the World Cricket League in Dublin. The points were shared yesterday so both sides will be looking for the full two points today. The top two spots in the league will earn a place at the World Cup.

The weather today is good with a chance of a shower later on. The pitch will be inspected at 10.30 by the umpires with a view to starting as soon as possible. So we finally should get some cricket after a very frustrating couple of days.

Match State: Delay Match State: Delay - wet outfield

Good news here as the match will begin at 11.30 local time We've just had the toss and the news from the middle is the Afghans have won it and will field. It is still a full 50 over game by the way.

0.1

Dawlat Zadran to Porterfield, no run, let go through the offside and we're away

0.2

Dawlat Zadran to Porterfield, no run, flies down the legside, big appeal for a catch, hit the pads

0.3

Dawlat Zadran to Porterfield, no run, pushed defensively to mid-on

0.4

Dawlat Zadran to Porterfield, no run, left alone through the offside, pacy start from this bowler

0.5

Dawlat Zadran to Porterfield, no run, played off the legs to square leg

0.6

Dawlat Zadran to Porterfield, no run, almost finds the outside edge and a very good start from the bowler

End of over 1 (maiden) Ireland 0/0
WTS Porterfield    0* (6b)      Dawlat Zadran    1-1-0-0
PR Stirling    0* (0b)     

1.1

Shapoor Zadran to Stirling, 3 runs, played loftily through the offside just away from the man at cover

1.2

Shapoor Zadran to Porterfield, no run, good line and length and it's left alone by the Irish captain

1.3

Shapoor Zadran to Porterfield, no run, bit wider this time and no shot is played to it

1.4

Shapoor Zadran to Porterfield, no run, defended into the legside

1.5

Shapoor Zadran to Porterfield, no run, another one that is left alone by the batsman

1.6

Shapoor Zadran to Porterfield, no run, batsman tries a very expansive cover drive but it misses everything and flies through to the keeper, nervy stuff from Porterfield

End of over 2 (3 runs) Ireland 3/0
WTS Porterfield    0* (11b)      Shapoor Zadran    1-0-3-0
PR Stirling    3* (1b)      Dawlat Zadran    1-1-0-0

2.1

Dawlat Zadran to Stirling, (no ball) 3 runs, bowler oversteps and it's played through the midwicket region, free hit coming up

2.1

Dawlat Zadran to Porterfield, no run, and he's bowled off a Free Hit! Played all around it but it doesn't matter

2.2

Dawlat Zadran to Porterfield, no run, back of a length and it's pushed back to the bowler

2.3

Dawlat Zadran to Porterfield, no run, big appeal for lbw but the umpire is unmoved

2.4

Dawlat Zadran to Porterfield, no run, again accurate stuff and it's defended back to the bowler

2.5

Dawlat Zadran to Porterfield, 2 runs, he's finally off the mark as he plays it uppishly through the legside

2.6

Dawlat Zadran to Porterfield, no run, inside edge onto the pads and it squirts into the offside

End of over 3 (6 runs) Ireland 9/0
WTS Porterfield    2* (17b)      Dawlat Zadran    2-1-6-0
PR Stirling    6* (2b)      Shapoor Zadran    1-0-3-0

3.1

Shapoor Zadran to Stirling, no run, no shot played to that outside the off-stump

3.2

Shapoor Zadran to Stirling, no run, batsman tries a big one but misses

3.3

Shapoor Zadran to Stirling, OUT, and the first one goes, just prods at it and the keeper takes a simple catch.

PR Stirling c †Mohammad Shahzad b Shapoor Zadran 6 (5b 0x4 0x6) SR: 120.00

3.4

Shapoor Zadran to Joyce, no run, defended back to the bowler

3.5

Shapoor Zadran to Joyce, no run, left alone outside the off-stump

3.6

Shapoor Zadran to Joyce, no run, just passes the outside edge and that ends an excellent over

End of over 4 (wicket maiden) Ireland 9/1
EC Joyce    0* (3b)      Shapoor Zadran    2-1-3-1
WTS Porterfield    2* (17b)      Dawlat Zadran    2-1-6-0

4.1

Dawlat Zadran to Porterfield, no run, off the pads and into the legside, no appeal

4.2

Dawlat Zadran to Porterfield, no run, played without power into the covers

4.3

Dawlat Zadran to Porterfield, no run, driven well but it's stopped in the covers

4.4

Dawlat Zadran to Porterfield, no run, defended into the offside this time

4.5

Dawlat Zadran to Porterfield, 1 run, edged down to third man

4.6

Dawlat Zadran to Joyce, no run, driven firmly but directly to cover

End of over 5 (1 run) Ireland 10/1
EC Joyce    0* (4b)      Dawlat Zadran    3-1-7-0
WTS Porterfield    3* (22b)      Shapoor Zadran    2-1-3-1

5.1

Shapoor Zadran to Porterfield, FOUR, played off the back foot through the covers for his first boundary

5.2

Shapoor Zadran to Porterfield, no run, played defensively to mid-on

5.3

Shapoor Zadran to Porterfield, OUT, tries a pull in the air and the man at fine leg takes a good catch

WTS Porterfield c Dawlat Zadran b Shapoor Zadran 7 (25b 1x4 0x6) SR: 28.00

5.4

Shapoor Zadran to NJ O'Brien, 1 wide, down the leg side

5.4

Shapoor Zadran to NJ O'Brien, 1 wide, another one down the leg side.

5.4

Shapoor Zadran to NJ O'Brien, no run, defends down the track.

5.5

Shapoor Zadran to NJ O'Brien, 1 run, guided down to third man

5.6

Shapoor Zadran to Joyce, no run, well defended back to the bowler, Ireland in a spot of bother here

End of over 6 (7 runs) Ireland 17/2
EC Joyce    0* (5b)      Shapoor Zadran    3-1-10-2
NJ O'Brien    1* (2b)      Dawlat Zadran    3-1-7-0

6.1

Dawlat Zadran to NJ O'Brien, no run, very quick and left alone past the off-stump

6.2

Dawlat Zadran to NJ O'Brien, 2 runs, flicked down to fine leg for a couple

6.3

Dawlat Zadran to NJ O'Brien, no run, defended out to mid-off

6.4

Dawlat Zadran to NJ O'Brien, no run, yorker length and the batsman digs it out

6.5

Dawlat Zadran to Joyce, no run, beats the outside edge.

6.6

Dawlat Zadran to Joyce, no run, defended to the off side.

End of over 7 (2 runs) Ireland 19/2
EC Joyce    0* (7b)      Dawlat Zadran    4-1-9-0
NJ O'Brien    3* (6b)      Shapoor Zadran    3-1-10-2

7.1

Shapoor Zadran to NJ O'Brien, no run, defended back to the bowler

7.2

Shapoor Zadran to NJ O'Brien, no run, defended back to the bowler again

7.3

Shapoor Zadran to NJ O'Brien, 1 run, very quick single taken in the legside

7.4

Shapoor Zadran to Joyce, no run, left alone outside the off-stump

7.5

Shapoor Zadran to Joyce, no run, full and well defended

7.6

Shapoor Zadran to Joyce, no run, no shot played to that one

Change of bowler for the first time

End of over 8 (1 run) Ireland 20/2
EC Joyce    0* (10b)      Shapoor Zadran    4-1-11-2
NJ O'Brien    4* (9b)      Dawlat Zadran    4-1-9-0

8.1

Gulbadin Naib to NJ O'Brien, 3 runs, played quickly down to fine leg and an overthrow allows another run

8.2

Gulbadin Naib to Joyce, no run, played to the man at midwicket

8.3

Gulbadin Naib to Joyce, no run, defended into the offside

8.4

Gulbadin Naib to Joyce, no run, defended into the offside

8.5

Gulbadin Naib to Joyce, 1 run, guided down to third man

8.6

Gulbadin Naib to NJ O'Brien, no run, driven off the back foot into the covers

End of over 9 (4 runs) Ireland 24/2
NJ O'Brien    7* (11b)      Gulbadin Naib    1-0-4-0
EC Joyce    1* (14b)      Shapoor Zadran    4-1-11-2

9.1

Shapoor Zadran to Joyce, no run, defended back to the bowler

9.2

Shapoor Zadran to Joyce, no run, no shot played to that one outside the off-stump

9.3

Shapoor Zadran to Joyce, no run, another one that is left alone

9.4

Shapoor Zadran to Joyce, no run, left alone outside the off stump.

9.5

Shapoor Zadran to Joyce, FOUR, beautifully timed cover drive off the back foot

9.6

Shapoor Zadran to Joyce, no run, played firmly to mid-off

End of over 10 (4 runs) Ireland 28/2
EC Joyce    5* (20b 1x4)      Shapoor Zadran    5-1-15-2
NJ O'Brien    7* (11b)      Gulbadin Naib    1-0-4-0

10.1

Gulbadin Naib to NJ O'Brien, 2 runs, just lobbed over the man at midwicket, very lucky escape there

10.2

Gulbadin Naib to NJ O'Brien, OUT, and another one goes. Full, straight and swinging and he's beaten all ends up

NJ O'Brien b Gulbadin Naib 6 (8b 0x4 0x6) SR: 75.00

10.3

Gulbadin Naib to Wilson, no run, defended back to the bowler

10.4

Gulbadin Naib to Wilson, 1 wide, too far outside the off stump.

10.4

Gulbadin Naib to Wilson, 1 wide, swings away further for a wide.

10.4

Gulbadin Naib to Wilson, 1 run, played into the covers to get off the mark

10.5

Gulbadin Naib to Joyce, no run, defended back to the bowler

10.6

Gulbadin Naib to Joyce, no run, defended into the legside

End of over 11 (5 runs) Ireland 33/3
EC Joyce    5* (22b 1x4)      Gulbadin Naib    2-0-9-1
GC Wilson    1* (2b)      Shapoor Zadran    5-1-15-2

11.1

Shapoor Zadran to Wilson, no run, played into the covers

11.2

Shapoor Zadran to Wilson, no run, full delivery that is well defended

11.3

Shapoor Zadran to Wilson, no run

11.4

Shapoor Zadran to Wilson, no run, pushed softly to mid-off

11.5

Shapoor Zadran to Wilson, OUT, a stunning catch from the 'keeper here. Great ball finds the outside edge and a great diving catch is made.

GC Wilson c †Mohammad Shahzad b Shapoor Zadran 1 (7b 0x4 0x6) SR: 14.28

11.6

Shapoor Zadran to KJ O'Brien, no run, played to backward point

End of over 12 (wicket maiden) Ireland 33/4
KJ O'Brien    0* (1b)      Shapoor Zadran    6-2-15-3
EC Joyce    5* (22b 1x4)      Gulbadin Naib    2-0-9-1

12.1

Gulbadin Naib to Joyce, no run, pushed into the offside

12.2

Gulbadin Naib to Joyce, no run, defended on the front foot

12.3

Gulbadin Naib to Joyce, FOUR, full toss which is driven straight down the ground for a boundary

12.4

Gulbadin Naib to Joyce, no run, defended off the back foot to the bowler this time

12.5

Gulbadin Naib to Joyce, no run, edged but lands safely in the field

12.6

Gulbadin Naib to Joyce, no run, played firmly off the ground back to the bowler

Afghanistan have been brilliant so far and the Irish batsman have had no real answers.

End of over 13 (4 runs) Ireland 37/4
EC Joyce    9* (28b 2x4)      Gulbadin Naib    3-0-13-1
KJ O'Brien    0* (1b)      Shapoor Zadran    6-2-15-3

13.1

Shapoor Zadran to KJ O'Brien, FOUR, lovely shot driven through the covers

13.2

Shapoor Zadran to KJ O'Brien, no run, beats him this time as he almost finds the outside edge

13.3

Shapoor Zadran to KJ O'Brien, no run, again close to finding an edge

13.4

Shapoor Zadran to KJ O'Brien, no run, batsman watches this one go through

13.5

Shapoor Zadran to KJ O'Brien, no run, no shot played to that one either

13.6

Shapoor Zadran to KJ O'Brien, no run, tries to drive but doesn't connect, half-hearted appeal for a catch

End of over 14 (4 runs) Ireland 41/4
KJ O'Brien    4* (7b 1x4)      Shapoor Zadran    7-2-19-3
EC Joyce    9* (28b 2x4)      Gulbadin Naib    3-0-13-1

14.1

Gulbadin Naib to Joyce, 1 run, quick single taken to mid-off

14.2

Gulbadin Naib to KJ O'Brien, no run, turned to mid-on and it's well fielded

14.3

Gulbadin Naib to KJ O'Brien, no run, hit hard back at the bowler

14.4

Gulbadin Naib to KJ O'Brien, no run

14.5

Gulbadin Naib to KJ O'Brien, FOUR, gets to the pitch of the ball and hammers him through the covers

14.6

Gulbadin Naib to KJ O'Brien, no run, tries another expansive shot but misses this time and it flies through to the keeper

Bowling powerplay taken

End of over 15 (5 runs) Ireland 46/4
KJ O'Brien    8* (12b 2x4)      Gulbadin Naib    4-0-18-1
EC Joyce    10* (29b 2x4)      Shapoor Zadran    7-2-19-3

15.1

Dawlat Zadran to Joyce, no run

15.2

Dawlat Zadran to Joyce, no run, played softly into the covers

15.3

Dawlat Zadran to Joyce, no run, driven well this time but still finds the fielder

15.4

Dawlat Zadran to Joyce, no run, played to a short third man

15.5

Dawlat Zadran to Joyce, no run, inside edge onto the pads

15.6

Dawlat Zadran to Joyce, no run, played to mid-on

End of over 16 (maiden) Ireland 46/4
EC Joyce    10* (35b 2x4)      Dawlat Zadran    5-2-9-0
KJ O'Brien    8* (12b 2x4)      Gulbadin Naib    4-0-18-1

16.1

Gulbadin Naib to KJ O'Brien, no run, played out to mid-off

16.2

Gulbadin Naib to KJ O'Brien, no run, defended back to the bowler

16.3

Gulbadin Naib to KJ O'Brien, FOUR, widish delivery and it's punished with a cut past backward point

16.4

Gulbadin Naib to KJ O'Brien, no run, hit very hard in the air to cover and it's DROPPED, very tough chance.

16.5

Gulbadin Naib to KJ O'Brien, no run, defended to the off side.

16.6

Gulbadin Naib to KJ O'Brien, no run

Match State: Drinks

End of over 17 (4 runs) Ireland 50/4
KJ O'Brien    12* (18b 3x4)      Gulbadin Naib    5-0-22-1
EC Joyce    10* (35b 2x4)      Dawlat Zadran    5-2-9-0

17.1

Mohammad Nabi to Joyce, no run, defended off the back foot, spin for the first time

17.2

Mohammad Nabi to Joyce, 2 runs, smacked away down to long-on for a couple

17.3

Mohammad Nabi to Joyce, no run, defended into the offside

17.4

Mohammad Nabi to Joyce, no run, cut away into the covers

17.5

Mohammad Nabi to Joyce, no run, defended to the off side.

17.6

Mohammad Nabi to Joyce, no run, pushed into the covers again

End of over 18 (2 runs) Ireland 52/4
EC Joyce    12* (41b 2x4)      Mohammad Nabi    1-0-2-0
KJ O'Brien    12* (18b 3x4)      Gulbadin Naib    5-0-22-1

18.1

Gulbadin Naib to KJ O'Brien, no run, huge appeal for an lbw but the umpire shakes his head

18.2

Gulbadin Naib to KJ O'Brien, SIX, short and it's pulled over deep midwicket for the day's first maximum

18.3

Gulbadin Naib to KJ O'Brien, FOUR, played on the ground this time but it races away to the midwicket boundary as well.

18.4

Gulbadin Naib to KJ O'Brien, no run, forward defensive played to that one

18.5

Gulbadin Naib to KJ O'Brien, 1 wide, down the legside

18.5

Gulbadin Naib to KJ O'Brien, FOUR, off the back foot through the covers this time and it's much needed runs for Ireland

18.6

Gulbadin Naib to KJ O'Brien, no run, tries it again but this time it's well fielded in the offside

End of over 19 (15 runs) Ireland 67/4
KJ O'Brien    26* (24b 5x4 1x6)      Gulbadin Naib    6-0-37-1
EC Joyce    12* (41b 2x4)      Mohammad Nabi    1-0-2-0

19.1

Mohammad Nabi to Joyce, no run, swept away but the fine-leg is up

19.2

Mohammad Nabi to Joyce, no run, left alone outside the off-stump

19.3

Mohammad Nabi to Joyce, 1 run, played calmly down to long-off

19.4

Mohammad Nabi to KJ O'Brien, no run, played into the covers

19.5

Mohammad Nabi to KJ O'Brien, 1 wide, down the legside

19.5

Mohammad Nabi to KJ O'Brien, FOUR, that's a pretty poor ball and it's given the treatment through the covers

19.6

Mohammad Nabi to KJ O'Brien, 1 wide, down the legside again

19.6

Mohammad Nabi to KJ O'Brien, no run, played directly to the man at cover this time

End of over 20 (7 runs) Ireland 74/4
KJ O'Brien    30* (27b 6x4 1x6)      Mohammad Nabi    2-0-9-0
EC Joyce    13* (44b 2x4)      Gulbadin Naib    6-0-37-1

20.1

Amir Hamza to Joyce, 2 runs, played with great ease down to long-off

20.2

Amir Hamza to Joyce, 1 run, turned away towards square leg

20.3

Amir Hamza to KJ O'Brien, no run, strikes the pads, outside leg

20.4

Amir Hamza to KJ O'Brien, no run, inside edge onto the pads

20.5

Amir Hamza to KJ O'Brien, 1 run, hacked away through the offside for a single

20.6

Amir Hamza to Joyce, 1 run, played loftily down to long-on

End of over 21 (5 runs) Ireland 79/4
EC Joyce    17* (47b 2x4)      Amir Hamza    1-0-5-0
KJ O'Brien    31* (30b 6x4 1x6)      Mohammad Nabi    2-0-9-0

21.1

Mohammad Nabi to Joyce, no run, edged and it deflects off the keeper and is DROPPED by the slip. easy chance

21.2

Mohammad Nabi to Joyce, 1 run, swept away for a single

21.3

Mohammad Nabi to KJ O'Brien, no run

21.4

Mohammad Nabi to KJ O'Brien, OUT, Quick single called by Joyce in the offside but it was never there and a direct hit does for O'Brien

KJ O'Brien run out 31 (32b 6x4 1x6) SR: 96.87

Quick single called by Joyce in the offside but it was never there and a direct hit does for O'Brien

21.5

Mohammad Nabi to Joyce, no run, poorly executed sweep and it squirts into the offside

21.6

Mohammad Nabi to Joyce, no run

End of over 22 (1 run) Ireland 80/5
EC Joyce    18* (51b 2x4)      Mohammad Nabi    3-0-10-0
AR Cusack    0* (0b)      Amir Hamza    1-0-5-0

22.1

Amir Hamza to Cusack, no run, driven firmly back at the bowler

22.2

Amir Hamza to Cusack, no run, played into the covers

22.3

Amir Hamza to Cusack, no run, mishit into the covers

22.4

Amir Hamza to Cusack, no run, defended back to the bowler

22.5

Amir Hamza to Cusack, no run, edged safely into the legside

22.6

Amir Hamza to Cusack, no run, big appeal for lbw but the umpire ignores it

End of over 23 (maiden) Ireland 80/5
AR Cusack    0* (6b)      Amir Hamza    2-1-5-0
EC Joyce    18* (51b 2x4)      Mohammad Nabi    3-0-10-0

23.1

Mohammad Nabi to Joyce, no run

23.2

Mohammad Nabi to Joyce, no run, great ball which comes close to finding the outside edge

23.3

Mohammad Nabi to Joyce, no run, defended into the offside

23.4

Mohammad Nabi to Joyce, no run, left alone outside the off-stump

23.5

Mohammad Nabi to Joyce, 1 run, quick single taken to a short fine-leg

23.6

Mohammad Nabi to Cusack, no run, well defended and it's just pushed into the offside

End of over 24 (1 run) Ireland 81/5
AR Cusack    0* (7b)      Mohammad Nabi    4-0-11-0
EC Joyce    19* (56b 2x4)      Amir Hamza    2-1-5-0

24.1

Amir Hamza to Joyce, no run, flicked towards square leg

24.2

Amir Hamza to Joyce, no run

24.3

Amir Hamza to Joyce, 1 run, played calmly down to long-off

24.4

Amir Hamza to Cusack, no run

24.5

Amir Hamza to Cusack, OUT, and it just gets better for Afghanistan, Cusack gets stuck in his crease and he's trapped plum

AR Cusack lbw b Amir Hamza 0 (9b 0x4 0x6) SR: 0.00

24.6

Amir Hamza to Mooney, no run

Pretty poor batting from Ireland today compounded by the mix-up for K O'Brien's dismassal.

End of over 25 (1 run) Ireland 82/6
JF Mooney    0* (1b)      Amir Hamza    3-1-6-1
EC Joyce    20* (59b 2x4)      Mohammad Nabi    4-0-11-0

25.1

Mohammad Nabi to Joyce, no run

25.2

Mohammad Nabi to Joyce, no run, hit hard but directly to long-on

25.3

Mohammad Nabi to Joyce, no run

25.4

Mohammad Nabi to Joyce, 1 run, risky single taken to mid-on

25.5

Mohammad Nabi to Mooney, no run, just passes the outside edge

25.6

Mohammad Nabi to Mooney, no run

End of over 26 (1 run) Ireland 83/6
JF Mooney    0* (3b)      Mohammad Nabi    5-0-12-0
EC Joyce    21* (63b 2x4)      Amir Hamza    3-1-6-1

26.1

Karim Sadiq to Joyce, no run, pushed to mid-off

26.2

Karim Sadiq to Joyce, no run, defensive prod

26.3

Karim Sadiq to Joyce, 2 runs, bit short and that's pulled away through midwicket, easy two

26.4

Karim Sadiq to Joyce, FOUR, better! again Joyce gets enough time to pulls it through midwicket and this time he places it well

26.5

Karim Sadiq to Joyce, no run, leaves one outside the off stump

26.6

Karim Sadiq to Joyce, no run

End of over 27 (6 runs) Ireland 89/6
EC Joyce    30* (74b 3x4)      Karim Sadiq    1-0-6-0
JF Mooney    0* (3b)      Mohammad Nabi    5-0-12-0

27.1

Mohammad Nabi to Mooney, OUT, this time the outside edge is found and first slip takes a smart catch

JF Mooney c Asghar Stanikzai b Mohammad Nabi 0 (4b 0x4 0x6) SR: 0.00

27.2

Mohammad Nabi to Johnston, no run, defended into the offside

27.3

Mohammad Nabi to Johnston, no run, played into the legside

27.4

Mohammad Nabi to Johnston, no run, left alone by the batsman

27.5

Mohammad Nabi to Johnston, no run, turned into the midwicket region

27.6

Mohammad Nabi to Johnston, no run, flicked to deep backward square leg

End of over 28 (wicket maiden) Ireland 89/7
DT Johnston    0* (5b)      Mohammad Nabi    6-1-12-1
EC Joyce    30* (74b 3x4)      Karim Sadiq    1-0-6-0

28.1

Amir Hamza to Joyce, 1 run, good running in the offside

28.2

Amir Hamza to Johnston, no run

28.3

Amir Hamza to Johnston, no run, Joyce tries for a run but is sent back

28.4

Amir Hamza to Johnston, 1 run, quick single taken in the legside

28.5

Amir Hamza to Joyce, no run, good delivery on the middle and off, defended

28.6

Amir Hamza to Joyce, 1 run, played down to long-on

End of over 29 (3 runs) Ireland 92/7
EC Joyce    32* (77b 3x4)      Amir Hamza    4-1-9-1
DT Johnston    1* (8b)      Mohammad Nabi    6-1-12-1

29.1

Mohammad Nabi to Joyce, no run

29.2

Mohammad Nabi to Joyce, 2 runs, played away on the leg side for a brace

29.3

Mohammad Nabi to Joyce, FOUR, smashed through midwicket

29.4

Mohammad Nabi to Joyce, no run

29.5

Mohammad Nabi to Joyce, no run, driven directly to cover

29.6

Mohammad Nabi to Joyce, 1 run, guided down to third man

End of over 30 (7 runs) Ireland 99/7
EC Joyce    39* (83b 4x4)      Mohammad Nabi    7-1-19-1
DT Johnston    1* (8b)      Amir Hamza    4-1-9-1

30.1

Amir Hamza to Joyce, 1 run

30.2

Amir Hamza to Johnston, 1 run, driven down to long-on

30.3

Amir Hamza to Joyce, 1 run, played uppishly down to long-on this time

30.4

Amir Hamza to Johnston, no run, defended back to the bowler

30.5

Amir Hamza to Johnston, FOUR, great straight drive which perfectly bisects the fielders

30.6

Amir Hamza to Johnston, OUT, this one comes in a bit quicker and the batsman is struck on the pads, he does not like the decision but he has to go

DT Johnston lbw b Amir Hamza 6 (12b 1x4 0x6) SR: 50.00

End of over 31 (7 runs) Ireland 106/8
     Amir Hamza    5-1-16-2
EC Joyce    41* (85b 4x4)      Mohammad Nabi    7-1-19-1

31.1

Mohammad Nabi to Joyce, no run, another lbw appeal but this time there's no movement

31.2

Mohammad Nabi to Joyce, no run, played softly into the covers

31.3

Mohammad Nabi to Joyce, 1 run, turned down to fine-leg or a single

31.4

Mohammad Nabi to Murtagh, no run, edged but does not carry to first slip

31.5

Mohammad Nabi to Murtagh, no run

31.6

Mohammad Nabi to Murtagh, no run, defended back to the bowler

End of over 32 (1 run) Ireland 107/8
TJ Murtagh    0* (3b)      Mohammad Nabi    8-1-20-1
EC Joyce    42* (88b 4x4)      Amir Hamza    5-1-16-2

32.1

Javed Ahmadi to Joyce, no run, defended into the offside

32.2

Javed Ahmadi to Joyce, 1 run, turned into the vacant midwicket region

32.3

Javed Ahmadi to Murtagh, no run

32.4

Javed Ahmadi to Murtagh, no run, just passes the outside edge

32.5

Javed Ahmadi to Murtagh, no run, pushed into the offside

32.6

Javed Ahmadi to Murtagh, FOUR, smacked away off the back foot through the covers for his first runs for Ireland

End of over 33 (5 runs) Ireland 112/8
TJ Murtagh    4* (7b 1x4)      Javed Ahmadi    1-0-5-0
EC Joyce    43* (90b 4x4)      Mohammad Nabi    8-1-20-1

33.1

Mohammad Nabi to Joyce, no run, pushed back to the bowler

33.2

Mohammad Nabi to Joyce, 1 run, played calmly down to long-on

33.3

Mohammad Nabi to Murtagh, no run, again Murtagh's edge is nearly gone

33.4

Mohammad Nabi to Murtagh, no run

33.5

Mohammad Nabi to Murtagh, FOUR, smashed down the ground for another boundary

33.6

Mohammad Nabi to Murtagh, no run

End of over 34 (5 runs) Ireland 117/8
TJ Murtagh    8* (11b 2x4)      Mohammad Nabi    9-1-25-1
EC Joyce    44* (92b 4x4)      Javed Ahmadi    1-0-5-0

34.1

Karim Sadiq to Joyce, no run

34.2

Karim Sadiq to Joyce, 1 run, hacked away through the offside for a single

34.3

Karim Sadiq to Murtagh, 1 wide, down the legside

34.3

Karim Sadiq to Murtagh, 1 run, pushed into midwicket and the bowler comes to field

34.4

Karim Sadiq to Joyce, 1 run, played on the full out to deep midwicket

34.5

Karim Sadiq to Murtagh, no run, played firmly to the man at mid-off

34.6

Karim Sadiq to Murtagh, no run

Batting powerplay has to be taken

End of over 35 (4 runs) Ireland 121/8
TJ Murtagh    9* (14b 2x4)      Karim Sadiq    2-0-10-0
EC Joyce    46* (95b 4x4)      Mohammad Nabi    9-1-25-1

35.1

Dawlat Zadran to Joyce, no run, left alone by the batsman outside of off-stump

35.2

Dawlat Zadran to Joyce, FOUR, hit away through the covers for a boundary and his fifty

35.3

Dawlat Zadran to Joyce, 1 run, steered down to third man

35.4

Dawlat Zadran to Murtagh, no run

35.5

Dawlat Zadran to Murtagh, 1 wide, too short

35.5

Dawlat Zadran to Murtagh, 1 run, played straight and half stopped by mid-off

35.6

Dawlat Zadran to Joyce, 1 run, played into a vacant legside and they run a single

Match State: Drinks

End of over 36 (8 runs) Ireland 129/8
EC Joyce    52* (99b 5x4)      Dawlat Zadran    6-2-17-0
TJ Murtagh    10* (16b 2x4)      Karim Sadiq    2-0-10-0

36.1

Karim Sadiq to Joyce, no run

36.2

Karim Sadiq to Joyce, 1 run, driven hard down to long-off

36.3

Karim Sadiq to Murtagh, 1 run, played down to long-off

36.4

Karim Sadiq to Joyce, no run, defended back to the bowler

36.5

Karim Sadiq to Joyce, no run, played into the offside

36.6

Karim Sadiq to Joyce, no run, cut but directly to point

End of over 37 (2 runs) Ireland 131/8
EC Joyce    53* (104b 5x4)      Karim Sadiq    3-0-12-0
TJ Murtagh    11* (17b 2x4)      Dawlat Zadran    6-2-17-0

37.1

Dawlat Zadran to Murtagh, no run, expansive drive and it's a big appeal for a caught behind, umpire is unmoved

37.2

Dawlat Zadran to Murtagh, 2 runs, played in the air to mid-off and it should of been an easy catch but the fielder drops a dolly.

37.3

Dawlat Zadran to Murtagh, no run, quick and left alone outside off

37.4

Dawlat Zadran to Murtagh, 1 run, guided down to third man

37.5

Dawlat Zadran to Joyce, no run, played into the offside and point comes in to field

37.6

Dawlat Zadran to Joyce, no run, played to mid-on

End of over 38 (3 runs) Ireland 134/8
EC Joyce    53* (106b 5x4)      Dawlat Zadran    7-2-20-0
TJ Murtagh    14* (21b 2x4)      Karim Sadiq    3-0-12-0

38.1

Karim Sadiq to Murtagh, no run

38.2

Karim Sadiq to Murtagh, no run

38.3

Karim Sadiq to Murtagh, no run, pushed back to the bowler

38.4

Karim Sadiq to Murtagh, no run, pushed into the offside, thinks about a run but is sent back

38.5

Karim Sadiq to Murtagh, no run, played firmly towards cover

38.6

Karim Sadiq to Murtagh, 1 run, misfield in the covers allows a single

End of over 39 (1 run) Ireland 135/8
TJ Murtagh    15* (27b 2x4)      Karim Sadiq    4-0-13-0
EC Joyce    53* (106b 5x4)      Dawlat Zadran    7-2-20-0

39.1

Dawlat Zadran to Murtagh, OUT, tries a big shot but it only finds the edge of the bat and first slip takes a nice catch

TJ Murtagh c Asghar Stanikzai b Dawlat Zadran 15 (28b 2x4 0x6) SR: 53.57

39.2

Dawlat Zadran to Dockrell, no run, strikes the pads and there is no appeal

39.3

Dawlat Zadran to Dockrell, no run, no shot played to that one

39.4

Dawlat Zadran to Dockrell, no run, another that the batsman watches through to the keeper

39.5

Dawlat Zadran to Dockrell, no run, appeal for lbw but that looked too high

39.6

Dawlat Zadran to Dockrell, no run, yorker which is dug out back to the bowler

End of over 40 (wicket maiden) Ireland 135/9
GH Dockrell    0* (5b)      Dawlat Zadran    8-3-20-1
EC Joyce    53* (106b 5x4)      Karim Sadiq    4-0-13-0

40.1

Amir Hamza to Joyce, no run, turned into the midwicket region

40.2

Amir Hamza to Joyce, 1 run, played to deep backward square leg

40.3

Amir Hamza to Dockrell, no run, defended into the cover region

40.4

Amir Hamza to Dockrell, no run, flicked into the legside

40.5

Amir Hamza to Dockrell, no run, forward defensive played to that one

40.6

Amir Hamza to Dockrell, no run

End of over 41 (1 run) Ireland 136/9
GH Dockrell    0* (9b)      Amir Hamza    6-1-17-2
EC Joyce    54* (108b 5x4)      Dawlat Zadran    8-3-20-1

41.1

Mohammad Nabi to Joyce, 2 runs, turned through the legside for a couple

41.2

Mohammad Nabi to Joyce, 1 run, hacked away to deep extra cover

41.3

Mohammad Nabi to Dockrell, no run, just passed the outside edge

41.4

Mohammad Nabi to Dockrell, no run, again almost finds the edge

41.5

Mohammad Nabi to Dockrell, no run, defended comfortably into the offside

41.6

Mohammad Nabi to Dockrell, no run

End of over 42 (3 runs) Ireland 139/9
GH Dockrell    0* (13b)      Mohammad Nabi    10-1-28-1
EC Joyce    57* (110b 5x4)      Amir Hamza    6-1-17-2

42.1

Amir Hamza to Joyce, no run, swept very fine but the man is up

42.2

Amir Hamza to Joyce, no run

42.3

Amir Hamza to Joyce, no run, defended out to mid-off

42.4

Amir Hamza to Joyce, no run

42.5

Amir Hamza to Joyce, 1 run, swept well out to deep backward square

42.6

Amir Hamza to Dockrell, no run, defended again by Dockrell

End of over 43 (1 run) Ireland 140/9
GH Dockrell    0* (14b)      Amir Hamza    7-1-18-2
EC Joyce    58* (115b 5x4)      Mohammad Nabi    10-1-28-1

43.1

Karim Sadiq to Joyce, 1 run, swept very fine and they can only get a single

43.2

Karim Sadiq to Dockrell, no run, played softly to point

43.3

Karim Sadiq to Dockrell, FOUR, and he's off the mark with a boundary, turned to deep backward square leg

43.4

Karim Sadiq to Dockrell, no run, back to defence and out to point again

43.5

Karim Sadiq to Dockrell, no run

43.6

Karim Sadiq to Dockrell, 1 run, and turned into midwicket and Dockrell keeps the strike

End of over 44 (6 runs) Ireland 146/9
GH Dockrell    5* (19b 1x4)      Karim Sadiq    5-0-19-0
EC Joyce    59* (116b 5x4)      Amir Hamza    7-1-18-2

44.1

Dawlat Zadran to Dockrell, 2 runs, played through the covers and good running means a couple

44.2

Dawlat Zadran to Dockrell, no run, pushed back to the bowler

44.3

Dawlat Zadran to Dockrell, 1 run, shortish ball and guided down to a short third man

44.4

Dawlat Zadran to Joyce, no run

44.5

Dawlat Zadran to Joyce, 4 byes, misses everything and races to the boundary

44.6

Dawlat Zadran to Joyce, 1 run, poor fielding by the bowler allows a single

End of over 45 (8 runs) Ireland 154/9
EC Joyce    60* (119b 5x4)      Dawlat Zadran    9-3-24-1
GH Dockrell    8* (22b 1x4)      Karim Sadiq    5-0-19-0

45.1

Shapoor Zadran to Joyce, 1 run, steered away down to third man

45.2

Shapoor Zadran to Dockrell, no run

45.3

Shapoor Zadran to Dockrell, no run, left alone by the batsman

45.4

Shapoor Zadran to Dockrell, no run, driven firmly but straight to cover

45.5

Shapoor Zadran to Dockrell, no run, played well to mid-off

45.6

Shapoor Zadran to Dockrell, no run, back of a length and it's pushed out to point

End of over 46 (1 run) Ireland 155/9
GH Dockrell    8* (27b 1x4)      Shapoor Zadran    8-2-20-3
EC Joyce    61* (120b 5x4)      Dawlat Zadran    9-3-24-1

46.1

Dawlat Zadran to Joyce, FOUR, fantastic shot from Joyce through the covers, one bounce and four

46.2

Dawlat Zadran to Joyce, no run, hacked away to backward point

46.3

Dawlat Zadran to Joyce, 1 run, flicked away down to fine-leg for a single

46.4

Dawlat Zadran to Dockrell, 1 run, quick single taken in the offside, good running

46.5

Dawlat Zadran to Joyce, 1 wide, down the legside

46.5

Dawlat Zadran to Joyce, 1 run, played towards mid-on

46.6

Dawlat Zadran to Dockrell, OUT, very high full toss which Dockrell couldn't deal with and a nice catch is made running in from midwicket. Very close to no-ball but not given.

GH Dockrell c Javed Ahmadi b Dawlat Zadran 9 (29b 1x4 0x6) SR: 31.03

A very good bowling performance by Afghanistan who will be very happy. Ireland looked like not even making it past 150 at one stage but it's a poor overall effort. Joyce's 67 being the bright spot. Join us in 40 minutes at 15.20 for the chase.

End of over 47 (8 runs) Ireland 163/10
     Dawlat Zadran    10-3-32-2
EC Joyce    67* (124b 6x4)      Shapoor Zadran    8-2-20-3
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