9 hits the ball towards Afghan at mid-off, he gets both hands to the ball, it comes out. He gets his right hand to the ball and flicks it back up, then dives forward and takes the catch in his left hand! 34/2
    2.2 Its an outside edge and the keeper does the rest, Stirling tucks his bat under his arm and heads off 7/1
    10.5 Naib gets another! Balbirnie goes forward to the ball, it takes the outside edge and its through to Shahzad. He hold the ball up in the air and the in-form batsman has to go! 39/4
    10.1 and he gets a wicket first ball! O'Brien is trapped back in the crease and the finger goes up, Ireland in trouble now. 38/3
    17.1 is onto the front foot and pushes the bat at the ball. Misses once again and gets hit on the pads. The Umpire thinks about it for a long time before the finger goes up. Ireland are now 6 down! 72/6
    16 plays across the line as he looks to play the ball into the legside, misses and is hitting in front of the stumps. This time the Umpire has no doubt and Ireland lose another! 71/5
    29.1 the change of bowling brings the breakthrough! Wilson goes back in the crease and plays all around a straight ball. The Umpire waits an age again before the figure goes up 109/7
    34.4 McBrine goes for the reverse sweep, he hits it well and doesn't get much power on the ball. Alam dives full length at short third man and takes a brilliant catch. Ireland are 9 down 119/9
    31.5 Murtagh plays back to the ball and it seems to keep a little low. The ball hits him on the pad and Nelson strikes. Ireland now 8 down. 111/8
    36.1 Rankin decides to attack, he hits the ball down the ground towards long-off. Naib shuffles back and takes the catch, Ireland are all out! 124/10
    not out
    8 (lb 4, w 4)
    124 all out (36.1 Overs, RR: 3.42)
    Fall of wickets: 1-7 (Paul Stirling, 2.2 ov), 2-34 (William Porterfield, 8.6 ov), 3-38 (Niall O'Brien, 10.1 ov), 4-39 (Andy Balbirnie, 10.5 ov), 5-71 (Kevin O'Brien, 15.6 ov), 6-72 (Simi Singh, 17.1 ov), 7-109 (Gary Wilson, 29.1 ov), 8-111 (Tim Murtagh, 31.5 ov), 9-119 (Andy McBrine, 34.4 ov), 10-124 (Boyd Rankin, 36.1 ov)
    Aftab Alam702223.1400
    Mujeeb Ur Rahman711902.7100
    Gulbadin Naib513426.8010
    Rashid Khan821832.2520
    Mohammad Nabi8.102623.1800
    Asghar Afghan10111.0000

Match Details


Ireland , elected to bat first

Player Of The Series

Series result

Afghanistan won the 3-match series 2-1

Match number


Hours of play (local time)

10.15 start, First Session 10.15-13.45 Interval 13.45-14.30, Second Session 14.30-17.45

Match days

31 August 2018 (50-over match)

TV Umpires

Reserve Umpire

Match Referee

Afghanistan 2nd innings Partnerships

3Mohammad ShahzadIhsanullah
50Rahmat ShahIhsanullah
74Hashmatullah ShahidiIhsanullah