11.2 its too tempting for Shahzad and he looks to hit the ball to the mid-wicket boundary. The wind is swirling and Terry comes in off the square leg boundary and take the catch. Shahzad's run of fifties is over 54/2
    5.4 Afghanistan's comfortable start is over! Its wide of off-stump and Noor Ali gets an outside edge onto it. Poynter dives ahead of first slip and takes the catch 28/1
    31.5 Rahmat losing his wicket just short of his fifty! Chase bowling is looking a more fluid today and Rahmat gets a thin edge through to the keeper. 109/6
    19.4 its another full ball from McCarthy, Shenwari is struck on the pads in front of the stumps, Umpire Shamshuddin has no doubt and raises the finger. 83/3
    20.4 what a catch from Joyce. Stanikzai smashes the ball in the air towards the square leg boundary, Joyce leaps up and takes a two handed catch just inside the rope. Stanikzai is out for a duck. 84/4
    24.1 Najibullah is gettig frustrated with the lack of runs and hits the ball in the air towards the mid-wicket boundary. Its in the air for an age, Terry gets under the ball and takes a good diving catch inside the rope. 90/5
    42.1 Nabi is gone, what has he done? He gets set early to flick the ball round the corner. He doesn't catch it well and Chase uses all of his 6ft 4 frame to lean forward and catch the ball inches off the ground at short fine leg 163/7
    not out
    not out
    11 (lb 3, w 8)
    229/7 (50 Overs, RR: 4.58)
    Fall of wickets: 1-28 (Noor Ali Zadran, 5.4 ov), 2-54 (Mohammad Shahzad, 11.2 ov), 3-83 (Samiullah Shinwari, 19.4 ov), 4-84 (Asghar Afghan, 20.4 ov), 5-90 (Najibullah Zadran, 24.1 ov), 6-109 (Rahmat Shah, 31.5 ov), 7-163 (Mohammad Nabi, 42.1 ov)
    TJ Murtagh1014114.1000
    BJ McCarthy714015.7100
    PKD Chase805226.5000
    AR McBrine1002922.9010
    PR Stirling702413.4220
    KJ O'Brien804005.0040
    9.5 Terry has run the Irish captain out! Terry hits the ball to the left of mid-wicket. Porterfield is watching the ball, Terry meets him at the non-strikers end and Porterfield charges down the other end. The dive can't save him. 36/2
    5.5 well whats happening here. Joyce hits the ball to the extra cover boundary. The fielders chase the ball back and get it back in. Joyce thought that it had gone for the boundary and stopped running before the throw came back in. 27/1
    13.4 Terry goes LBW again, hegoes back in the crease and is hit in front of the stumps. Big appeal and he is given out. 46/3
    17.4 Ireland lose another wicket. Poynter looks to defend forward, he gets a leading edge that pops up to Najibullah at point. Najibullah dives forward and takes the catch. 67/4
    32.3 what a big wicket for Afghanistan. O'Brien gets out in exactly the same way that he did in game 3. Chips the ball to Najibullah at extra cover. Breaks the partnership. 130/5
    33.4 Stirling goes back in the crease and looks to cut the ball. He gets the faintest of edges through to Shahzad behind the stumps. He throws the ball high in the air, think he is happy about that one! 134/6
    37.5 Wilson goes down the pitch and misses the ball. Shahzad takes off the bails and then does a little dance behind the stumps. Wilson just stands there and stares at him. That's not going to help the tension here. 143/8
    35.1 McBrine is gone now too! Its outside off-stump and McBrine comes down the pitch, it spins past the bat and Shahzad whips off the bails. Ireland in deep trouble now. 136/7
    not out
    39.3 he gets something on this one! Murtagh hits the ball into the legside and Shenwari is perfectly placed at short mid-wicket to take the catch. The bell is toiling for this game. 145/9
    41 that's it, its all over. Chase pulls the ball into the legside and Nabi takes a simple catch to finish the match. 150/10
    15 (b 1, lb 6, w 8)
    150 all out (41 Overs, RR: 3.65)
    Fall of wickets: 1-27 (Ed Joyce, 5.5 ov), 2-36 (William Porterfield, 9.5 ov), 3-46 (Sean Terry, 13.4 ov), 4-67 (Stuart Poynter, 17.4 ov), 5-130 (Kevin O'Brien, 32.3 ov), 6-134 (Paul Stirling, 33.4 ov), 7-136 (Andy McBrine, 35.1 ov), 8-143 (Gary Wilson, 37.5 ov), 9-145 (Tim Murtagh, 39.3 ov), 10-150 (Peter Chase, 40.6 ov)
    Dawlat Zadran703014.2840
    Yamin Ahmadzai712313.2810
    Mohammad Nabi601702.8310
    Mirwais Ashraf702203.1410
    Rahmat Shah603025.0000
    Rashid Khan812142.6200

Match Notes

Ireland 2nd innings Partnerships

27EC JoyceWTS Porterfield
9WTS PorterfieldSP Terry
10SW PoynterSP Terry
21KJ O'BrienSW Poynter
63KJ O'BrienPR Stirling
4GC WilsonPR Stirling
2GC WilsonAR McBrine
7GC WilsonBJ McCarthy
2TJ MurtaghBJ McCarthy
5BJ McCarthyPKD Chase