Player of the Match
Player of the Match
    0.4 Shahzad is gone, early blow for Afghanistan. Pays the price for playing across the line. Fullish length and coming into him, plays all across it, overbalances and is trapped in front. Looked plumb 6/1
    4.5 comes down the track and picks out extra cover. The pressure of lack of run gets to him. It was short of good length and he strides out and slashes a cut. Hits it straight into the hands of Jacob Mulder. Wanted to go over the off side in-field but perhaps did not give himself enough room as a result of stepping down the track 11/3
    2.2 appeal for caught behind. Anil Chaudhary walks over to consult the square leg umpire. Kevin O'Brien is quite confident. They have referred this to the third umpire. This was full and shaping away from Rahmat. He goes after it away from the body, does not move the feet and has to to reach out for it. There is a certain noise and some deviation as well as the ball goes to the keeper. It is a legal delivery and the TV umpire has flashed the red light. Afghanistan once again in early trouble 6/2
    23.4 tossed up and Stanikzai goes after it and hits it down the ground to long on and the fielder is waiting there to grab it, Balbirnie takes the catch. 83/6
    17 this is simply sensational bowling. There's flight, and so he's drawn forward. But in the process, he fails to account for the turn. Goes for the drive, the ball beats the inside edge by sneaking through the gap and onto the stumps. A wicket any lespinner would be proud of. He looked compact for large parts but one major error of playing down the wrong line has cost him big. Afghanistan in trouble. 57/4
    20.4 pitches and straightens and strikes the pad, Naib was confused whether to play or let it go, loud appeal and given. 75/5
    46.3 full toss hit in the air to deep backward square leg and taken by Thompson. 199/9
    23.5 loud appeal first ball, strikes the pad as he looks to play it to the onside, plays down the wrong line. Afghanistan in deep trouble as they are 83 for the loss of 7 wickets. 83/7
    33 lovely delivery and Shafiq is struck on the pad in line with the off stump as he moves back to a straight delivery, clever bowling. 142/8
    not out
    49.5 short ball and Hamza gets a faint edge to the keeper, after he looked to pull. 220/10
    25 (b 7, w 18)
    220 all out (49.5 Overs, RR: 4.41)
    Fall of wickets: 1-6 (Mohammad Shahzad, 0.4 ov), 2-6 (Rahmat Shah, 2.2 ov), 3-11 (Usman Ghani, 4.5 ov), 4-57 (Hashmatullah Shahidi, 16.6 ov), 5-75 (Gulbadin Naib, 20.4 ov), 6-83 (Asghar Afghan, 23.4 ov), 7-83 (Rashid Khan, 23.5 ov), 8-142 (Shafiqullah, 32.6 ov), 9-199 (Mohammad Nabi, 46.3 ov), 10-220 (Amir Hamza, 49.5 ov)
    KJ O'Brien712643.7130
    TJ Murtagh8.512612.9410
    J Mulder1005735.7030
    AR McBrine1003923.9010
    GH Dockrell1014404.4020
    PR Stirling402105.2500
    14.1 through the gate. Naib pierces Joyce's defence. Straight ball, sticks the bat out, probably expecting it to angle away from him. Ends up leaving a gap between bat and pad. The ball sneaks through and disturbs the stumps 59/2
    9.3 chipped straight to mid-on. And it is a huge, huge blow for Ireland. Paul Stirling, the in-form batsman, gets off to a start and perishes. Comes down the track and the ball stops on him a little, as a result he ends up closing the bat face early and gets a leading edge 48/1
    15.1 turn outside off and Shahzad reckons he has had him stumped. This has been referred to the third umpire. He was pushing forward and dragged the backfoot outside the crease as the ball beats the outside edge. He slides it back in but not before Shahzad whips off the bails in a flash. That wicket was as much the keeper's as much as it was the bowler's. Superb effort all-round 59/3
    25.1 this one keeps low and sneaks through his defence. The ball drifts in from wide of the crease, pitches on off and skids straight on. Balbirnie was looking to work it with the turn when there was none. Couldn't do much really as the ball didn't bounce enough. Bat didn't come down on time either. Big, big wicket. He was a split-second late on the shot as well. 102/4
    not out
    43.1 holes out to the lone man at deep midwicket. Poor ball. It was too short, he could have played it wherever he pleased. This time, he hit it straight down the throat of the fielder. The ball may have skidded on a touch to prevent him from playing it behind square. Afghanistan are still alive. 196/7
    30.3 this time he's got his man. Foxed him completely in length. Thompson feels for the ball, I suspect he was expecting a googly and so pushed outside the line. There was a big gap between bat and pad. This ball spun back in to sneak through. Created the doubt and then finally nipped it in the bud. Skillful from Rashid. Ireland in trouble 121/5
    31.5 beauty! Once again foxed by the turn. Had no clue if this would spin away as he prodded forward half-heartedly and saw the ball drift-in, straighten and hit off stump. Played down the wrong line again. Fourth for Nabi. The series is fast slipping for the Irish. 130/6
    not out
    13 (lb 7, w 6)
    224/7 (46.5 Overs, RR: 4.78)
    Fall of wickets: 1-48 (Paul Stirling, 9.3 ov), 2-59 (Ed Joyce, 14.1 ov), 3-59 (William Porterfield, 15.1 ov), 3-73* (Kevin O'Brien, retired not out ), 4-102 (Andy Balbirnie, 25.1 ov), 5-121 (Stuart Thompson, 30.3 ov), 6-130 (Andy McBrine, 31.5 ov), 7-196 (Gary Wilson, 43.1 ov)
    Amir Hamza1004804.8000
    Dawlat Zadran8.515105.7700
    Gulbadin Naib812813.5000
    Mohammad Nabi903043.3310
    Rahmat Shah201005.0000
    Rashid Khan915025.5510

Match Details


Afghanistan , elected to bat first

Player Of The Match

Series result

5-match series level 2-2

Match number


Hours of play (local time)

09.30 start, First Session 09.30-13.00 Interval 13.00-13.45, Second Session 13.45-17.15

Match days

22 March 2017 (50-over match)

TV Umpires

Match Referee

Match Notes

IND v AFG 2016-17 News

Ireland 2nd innings Partnerships

1st48EC JoycePR Stirling
2nd11EC JoyceWTS Porterfield
3rd0WTS PorterfieldA Balbirnie
4th14KJ O'BrienA Balbirnie
4th29GC WilsonA Balbirnie
5th19GC WilsonSR Thompson
6th9GC WilsonAR McBrine
7th66KJ O'BrienGC Wilson
8th28KJ O'BrienGH Dockrell