Player of the Match
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    4.2 good length outside off, looks to pull it towards mid-wicket but gets a top edge in the air, bowler calls for it and gets under it nicely to take an easy catch 12/1
    7.5 good lenght outside off, goes for a backfoot push but edges it to the keeper for a soft dismissal 22/2
    30.1 good length outside off, tries to guide it down to thirdman but gets an edge to the keeper, the extra bounce does him this time 130/4
    26.5 good length on middle, hits it straight and into the throat of long-on, who takes a good catch 127/3
    33 good length on off, looks to drive it but gets a inside edge onto the stumps 132/6
    30.5 outside off, onto the backfoot pushes it to cover point, who fields it well and throws it back to the bowler, confusion at its highest, yes no yes no, forces him to get to the other end but hes just falls short of his ground, given by the third umpire 130/5
    42.2 fuller outside off, goes for the big shot but gets it high in the air towards point, runs behind and gets under it for a good catch 175/7
    50 full into him, comes down and gives it a swing and gets it high in the air to mid-wicket and taken this time, no mistake by dockrell takes a good catch 238/9
    48.3 full outside off again, slogs it hard and flat towards long-off, O'brien jumps and takes a superb catch, turns around the afghan supporters with his arms held high, everyone went quite 230/8
    not out
    11 (lb 6, w 5)
    238/9 (50 Overs, RR: 4.76)
    Did not bat: Mujeeb Ur Rahman
    Fall of wickets: 1-12 (Javed Ahmadi, 4.2 ov), 2-22 (Ihsanullah, 7.5 ov), 3-127 (Nasir Jamal, 26.5 ov), 4-130 (Rahmat Shah, 30.1 ov), 5-130 (Mohammad Nabi, 30.5 ov), 6-132 (Asghar Afghan, 32.6 ov), 7-175 (Gulbadin Naib, 42.2 ov), 8-230 (Shafiqullah, 48.3 ov), 9-238 (Rashid Khan, 49.6 ov)
    TJ Murtagh1022832.8000
    GH Dockrell905706.3300
    WB Rankin1014444.4010
    KJ O'Brien1015015.0030
    Simi Singh503607.2000
    PR Stirling601702.8300
    22.5 pushed short and quick on leg, pulls it straight to the square leg fielder 66/7
    3.3 tossed up, looks to defend but gets hit on the pads, loud appeal and given 6/1
    5.2 tossed on off, spins sharply and through the gap between bat and pads, knocks the middle stump, what a start to the 16 years old career, hes got 2 wickets already 6/2
    7 short on the pads, looks to flick it but gets it high on the bat in the air, short mid-wicket runs in and takes a soft catch 15/3
    11.3 tossed on middle, onto the knee to sweep but misses it gets bowled behind his leg, it just clips the leg-stump as its shown on the replay 21/4
    13.3 flighted on off, looks to slog it to mid-wicket but misses it comepletely and gets cleaned up, a nothing shot in the end 30/5
    17.5 looped on middle-leg, looks to sweep it as it turns back in and hits him on the pads, loud appeal and given 46/6
    not out
    26.1 good length on middle, looks to pull it but gets a top edge to fine leg area, keeper runs all the way and dives full stretch to take a stunning catch, great determination shown to reach for the catch 82/8
    29.3 flighted outside off, slogs it hard and flat but straight to mid-off for a easy catch 92/9
    31.4 looped on middle, looks to slog it hard but doesn't connect well and it loops in the air and taken by short mid-wicket fielder running to his right, thats it afghanistan have won it fairly easily 100/10
    7 (b 2, lb 1, w 4)
    100 all out (31.4 Overs, RR: 3.15)
    Fall of wickets: 1-6 (Paul Stirling, 3.3 ov), 2-6 (Andy Balbirnie, 5.2 ov), 3-15 (Niall O'Brien, 6.6 ov), 4-21 (Gary Wilson, 11.3 ov), 5-30 (Kevin O'Brien, 13.3 ov), 6-46 (Simi Singh, 17.5 ov), 7-66 (William Porterfield, 22.5 ov), 8-82 (George Dockrell, 26.1 ov), 9-92 (Boyd Rankin, 29.3 ov), 10-100 (Tim Murtagh, 31.4 ov)
    Dawlat Zadran631322.1620
    Mujeeb Ur Rahman1022442.4010
    Gulbadin Naib301103.6610
    Mohammad Nabi501412.8000
    Rashid Khan6.402834.2000
    Javed Ahmadi10707.0000

Match Details


Ireland , elected to field first

Player Of The Match

Series result

Afghanistan led the 3-match series 1-0

Match number


Hours of play (local time)

14.30 start, First Session 14.30-18.00, Interval 18.00-18.45, Second Session 18.45-22.15

Match days

05 December 2017 - day/night match (50-over match)

Reserve Umpire

Match Referee

Ireland 2nd innings Partnerships

1st6WTS PorterfieldPR Stirling
2nd0WTS PorterfieldA Balbirnie
3rd9NJ O'BrienWTS Porterfield
4th6GC WilsonWTS Porterfield
5th9KJ O'BrienWTS Porterfield
6th16WTS PorterfieldSimi Singh
7th20WTS PorterfieldSW Poynter
8th16SW PoynterGH Dockrell
9th10WB RankinSW Poynter
10th8TJ MurtaghSW Poynter