Player of the Match
Player of the Match
    6.5 length ball on middle, looks to loft it over mid-on but gets it straight in the air, mid-on jogs backwards with his eye on the ball and takes a good catch to make up for the last drop by him 34/1
    7.4 length ball outside off, tries to cut but gets a inside edge onto the stumps 36/2
    26.5 tossed outside off as he comes down, reaches for it and hits it high and straight to long-off fielder for an easy catch 102/4
    17.2 tossed up, comes down the pitch once again and doesn't get hold of it, striaght to point fielder and drinks called 64/3
    30.1 flighted on leg, down on the knee to sweep and connects but plays it straight to short square leg 109/6
    28.4 tossed outside off, lure him into a big shot with the flight, comes down and goes for it towards cover but gets a outside edge and to the short thirdman 106/5
    40.1 short ball, goes for a pull and gets a top edge in the air, keeper gets under it and takes a good catch 137/7
    48.2 slow on leg, moves back with a pull high in the air and straight to mid-wicket for a easy catch, pin drop silence in the crowd and thats the end of afghanistan inning 177/10
    41 full outside off, gives it a big heave towards mid-off and finds the tallest man on the park, rankin pops it from mid air, would have easily cleared any other fielder in that position 142/8
    45.4 tossed up, lures him into the big shot and gets hims hold out at mid-wicket for a good catch just inside the boundary 169/9
    not out
    10 (lb 1, w 9)
    177 all out (48.2 Overs, RR: 3.66)
    Fall of wickets: 1-34 (Javed Ahmadi, 6.5 ov), 2-36 (Noor Ali Zadran, 7.4 ov), 3-64 (Asghar Afghan, 17.2 ov), 4-102 (Rahmat Shah, 26.5 ov), 5-106 (Mohammad Nabi, 28.4 ov), 6-109 (Nasir Jamal, 30.1 ov), 7-137 (Gulbadin Naib, 40.1 ov), 8-142 (Shafiqullah, 40.6 ov), 9-169 (Shapoor Zadran, 45.4 ov), 10-177 (Rashid Khan, 48.2 ov)
    TJ Murtagh1002712.7000
    GH Dockrell902843.1130
    WB Rankin1004114.1020
    BJ McCarthy9.203233.4220
    PR Stirling512515.0000
    KJ O'Brien502304.6020

Match Details


Afghanistan , elected to bat first

Player Of The Match

Player Of The Series

Series result

Ireland won the 3-match series 2-1

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

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

Reserve Umpire

Match Referee

Ireland 2nd innings Partnerships

29WTS PorterfieldPR Stirling
62A BalbirniePR Stirling
5NJ O'BrienPR Stirling
51GC WilsonPR Stirling
23KJ O'BrienPR Stirling
10KJ O'BrienSW Poynter