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Ireland , elected to field first

Player Of The Match

Player Of The Series

Series result

Afghanistan won the 3-match series 3-0

Match number


Hours of play (local time)

14.00 start, First Session 14.00-15.25, Interval 15.25-15.45, Second Session 15.45-17.10

Match days

12 March 2017 (20-over match)

TV Umpires

Match Referee

Commentator: Nikhil Kalro

5.28pm A spirited fight is what Ireland have almost always provided. Today was no different. They showed spark and scrap to get past 200, but in the end, they had conceded just too many. Afghanistan, in truth, were appalling in the Powerplay, but fought back nicely thereafter to whitewash Ireland 3-0 in the T20 series.

Presentation time.

William Porterfield: "Anytime over 200 in both innings, credit to the groundstaff. They've come hard at us and deserved the win. As much as you want to set it up in the first six, you have to finish it in the last."

Asghar Stanikzai: "We thought 180-plus was good enough. We know our strengths, in the end we have good spinners."

Mohammad Nabi is the Man of the Match

Nabi is also the best batsman of the series, Rashid Khan is the best bowler of the series

Rashid Khan is the Man of the Series

Laiqkhan Rafeh: "What a game of cricket about 450 runs"

Mohammad Nabi to Dockrell, OUT, that's the game. A slow, short delivery outside off. Dockrell slog-sweeps the ball into the hands of deep midwicket. Afghanistan's impressive run keeps chugging along. 11 unbeaten now.

GH Dockrell c Usman Ghani b Mohammad Nabi 2 (7m 3b 0x4 0x6) SR: 66.66

Mohammad Nabi to Dockrell, 1 run, OUT, that's not one. A yorker on off, jammed down to long-on, who runs in, picks up cleanly and throws the stumps down at the bowler's end. McCarthy may not have a worse day in cricket. 0 off 0 after the most expensive figures in T20I cricket

BJ McCarthy run out (Najibullah Zadran) 0 (1m 0b 0x4 0x6)

Five sixes will do nicely for Ireland. Nabi to finish

19 | 5 Runs 3 Wkts | IRE: 204/8 (30 runs required from 6 balls, RR: 10.73, RRR: 30.00)

  • George Dockrell1 (1b)
  • Rashid Khan4-0-28-3
  • Shapoor Zadran4-0-60-1
Rashid Khan to GJ Thompson, OUT, another one. Three in the over. Another ripping googly that isn't read by the batsman. Gets down to sweep and misses, clips the top of leg stump

GJ Thompson b Rashid Khan 0 (3m 1b 0x4 0x6) SR: 0.00

Rashid Khan to Dockrell, 1 run, flicked to deep midwicket for one
Rashid Khan to Tucker, OUT, bowled 'im. Another one. Flat on leg, Tucker hurries back and misses his pull. Leg stump is hit and Ireland's impressive fight looks short, in all likelihood

L Tucker b Rashid Khan 16 (25m 14b 0x4 1x6) SR: 114.28

Rashid Khan to Tucker, 2 runs, runs down, skews the legbreak over cover for a couple. Didn't quite get to the pitch

Ireland 2nd innings Partnerships

1st65PR StirlingSR Thompson
2nd30WTS PorterfieldSR Thompson
3rd5KJ O'BrienWTS Porterfield
4th23GC WilsonWTS Porterfield
5th36GC WilsonAR McBrine
6th42GC WilsonLJ Tucker
7th2GJ ThompsonLJ Tucker
8th1GJ ThompsonGH Dockrell
9th1GH DockrellBJ McCarthy
10th0GH DockrellJ Mulder