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    5.1 tossed up, batsman onto the frontfoot and drags it in the air to mid-wicket, fielder makes no mistake and takes a straight forward catch and turns around to the supporters with joy 37/3
    1.3 short ball, batsman goes for a pull but it gets high on him and gets top edge to cover point fielder for an easy catch 14/1
    3.5 quicker through the air, batsman comes down the track and gets undone by the quickness, keeper collects it and wipes the bails off 32/2
    5.5 flighted ball, batsman onto the backfoot to pushes it to on-side but gets beaten and it hits the leg-stump 41/4
    7.3 quicker and straight ball, batsman onto the backfoot to push it to on-side but gets beaten, loud appeal and given 46/5
    not out
    7.5 tossed up, batsman onto the backfoot to defend but gets beaten and it knocks the off-stump, that was some ball 46/6
    11.5 good lenght outside off, batsman looks to punch it to covers but ends up scooping it in the air to cover fielder 63/7
    12.1 outside off, batsman looks to drive but edges it to the keeper, loud appeal and the unpires raise his finger indicating an edge 65/8
    12.5 good length ball on middle, batsman gives it a big heave but misses it and gets bowled 68/9
    13.2 tossed up, batsman goes for a big shot but misses it and it hits the off stump 71/10
    7 (b 1, lb 4, w 2)
    71 all out (13.2 Overs, RR: 5.32)
    Fall of wickets: 1-14 (Stuart Poynter, 1.3 ov), 2-32 (William Porterfield, 3.5 ov), 3-37 (Paul Stirling, 5.1 ov), 4-41 (Kevin O'Brien, 5.5 ov), 5-46 (Gary Wilson, 7.3 ov), 6-46 (Andy McBrine, 7.5 ov), 7-63 (George Dockrell, 11.5 ov), 8-65 (Jacob Mulder, 12.1 ov), 9-68 (Boyd Rankin, 12.5 ov), 10-71 (Craig Young, 13.2 ov)
    Amir Hamza401523.7500
    Fareed Ahmad2020210.0000
    Mohammad Nabi2.201044.2800
    Karim Janat301424.6610
    Rashid Khan20703.5010

Match Details


Ireland , elected to bat first

Player Of The Match

Player Of The Series

Series result

Afghanistan won the 2016/17 Desert T20 Challenge

Match number


Hours of play (local time)

19.30 start, First Session 19.30-20.55 Interval 20.55-21.15, Second Session 21.15-22.40

Match days

20 January 2017 - night match (20-over match)

Reserve Umpire

Match Referee

Match Notes