Player of the Match
Player of the Match

That's all from our side for this game. Thanks for joining us. See you soon.

Asghar Afghan: The first game of the series is very important but good that we won. Our top order played some loose shots but I am happy the way Nabi and Najib batted. We want our young guys to get some exposure because our main plan is the World Cup."

Mohammad Nabi is the Man of the Match. "The batting side is always under pressure when you are 50 for 5," he says. "But we kept taking singles and doubles."

Paul Stirling: We didn't get much runs in the Powerplay but all credit to the bowlers the way they bowled in the first ten overs. But then we couldn't get any wickets. [On Thompson injury] It was a slight niggle at the start, but we will access it tomorrow.

Time for the presentation ceremony.

9.48pm A target of 133 was never going to be enough but credit to the Ireland bowlers who made a match out of it. They had Afghanistan 50 for 5 in the eighth over but Mohammad Nabi used his experience to steer the chase in the company of Najibullah Zadran. The two added 86 in 72 balls to take the side home with four balls to spare. Ireland have now lost eight T20Is in a row to Afghanistan.

19.2
4
Chase to Mohammad Nabi, FOUR runs, a low full toss this time and Nabi has lofted it over mid-off, bounces just inside, and goes over the rope
19.1
0
Chase to Mohammad Nabi, no run, a yorker on the off stump, Nabi jams his bat at it, gets an inside edge on to the pads

END OF OVER:
19 | 8 Runs | AFG: 132/5 (1 run required from 6 balls, RR: 6.94, RRR: 1.00)

  • Mohammad Nabi45 (38b)
  • Najibullah Zadran40 (36b)
  • Boyd Rankin4-0-39-2
  • Josh Little4-0-28-1
18.6
1
Rankin to Mohammad Nabi, 1 run, length, wide outside off, Nabi was looking to give himself some room, had to reach for it in the end, gets a single and levels the scores
18.5
0
Rankin to Mohammad Nabi, no run, bouncer this time, Nabi goes for the pull and misses
18.4
6
Rankin to Mohammad Nabi, SIX runs, what a shot! Almost seals the game there, Nabi. Rankin misses his length a bit and that's enough for Nabi to lean back and lofts it over extra cover, all the way for a six
18.3
0
Rankin to Mohammad Nabi, no run, another one in the blockhole but Nabi manages to hit it back towards the bowler who gets some hand to it, another dot
18.2
0
Rankin to Mohammad Nabi, no run, fuller, right in the blockhole outside off, Nabi jams his bat, gets an inside edge into the ground, the keeper cuts it off
18.1
1
Rankin to Najibullah Zadran, 1 run, short of length on the pads, helped towards fine leg

Nine runs required from last two overs

END OF OVER:
18 | 7 Runs | AFG: 124/5 (9 runs required from 12 balls, RR: 6.88, RRR: 4.50)

  • Mohammad Nabi38 (33b)
  • Najibullah Zadran39 (35b)
  • Josh Little4-0-28-1
  • Boyd Rankin3-0-31-2
17.6
0
Little to Mohammad Nabi, no run, slower length ball at the batsman who was looking to give himself some room, pushes it towards mid-off in the end
17.5
1
Little to Najibullah Zadran, 1 run, length outside off, drags it towards deep midwicket for one
17.4
1
Little to Mohammad Nabi, 1 run, fuller around off, driven towards long-off for one
17.3
1
Little to Najibullah Zadran, 1 run, length around off, was looking to work it on the leg side, gets a leading edge towards extra cover
17.2
4
Little to Najibullah Zadran, FOUR runs, length on the stumps, clears his front leg and clubs it towards deep midwicket, not the best of the connections but still a one-bounce four
17.1
0
Little to Najibullah Zadran, no run, length outside off, Najib pushes at it and gets beaten, was rooted to the crease

END OF OVER:
17 | 10 Runs | AFG: 117/5 (16 runs required from 18 balls, RR: 6.88, RRR: 5.33)

  • Mohammad Nabi37 (31b)
  • Najibullah Zadran33 (31b)
  • Boyd Rankin3-0-31-2
  • Josh Little3-0-21-1
16.6
2
Rankin to Mohammad Nabi, 2 runs, fuller around off, Nabi was looking to clip it on the leg side, gets an outside edge through short third man and point, Chase puts in the dive to keep it to two
16.5
0
Rankin to Mohammad Nabi, no run, short of length on the stumps, goes for the pull but toe-ends it towards covers
16.4
0
Rankin to Mohammad Nabi, no run, fuller again, backs away but hits it straight towards mid-off this time
16.3
4
Rankin to Mohammad Nabi, FOUR runs, smashed! Fuller on the stumps, Nabi backs away and drills it past the non-striker, a valiant effort by Getkate at long-on but cannot stop the boundary
16.2
2
Rankin to Mohammad Nabi, 2 runs, fuller on the stumps, flicked towards deep square leg for a couple
16.1
2
Rankin to Mohammad Nabi, 2 runs, length around off, Nabi looks to go over extra cover but ends up skying it towards deep backward point, lands safe

END OF OVER:
16 | 15 Runs | AFG: 107/5 (26 runs required from 24 balls, RR: 6.68, RRR: 6.50)

  • Najibullah Zadran33 (31b)
  • Mohammad Nabi27 (25b)
  • Josh Little3-0-21-1
  • Peter Chase3-0-23-1

Hanan Omer : "Nabi is the back bone for Afghanistan Cricket team he always did best while afghan teams went under pressure "

15.6
6
Little to Najibullah Zadran, SIX runs, short of length on the body, it looked like Najib was in a tangle at one stage but sends it over deep square leg boundary with a short-arm pull. Fifteen from that over
15.5
0
Little to Najibullah Zadran, no run, short of length towards the batsman who steers it towards point, no run there as the fielder attacks the ball

Ahmad H. Nadeem: "During the last 3-4 years, Afghanistan has been showing a lot of improvement and they are shaping up well. They have some quality players such as Nabi, Asghar, and mostly Rashid Khan. This team can raise high with the way they are going"

15.4
0
Little to Najibullah Zadran, no run, length outside off, keeps a bit low as well, goes for the cut and misses

Afghanistan 2nd innings Partnerships

WktRunsPlayers
1st16Asghar AfghanHazratullah Zazai
2nd14Samiullah ShinwariHazratullah Zazai
3rd0Samiullah ShinwariKarim Janat
4th13Mohammad NabiSamiullah Shinwari
5th7Mohammad NabiSharafuddin Ashraf
6th86Mohammad NabiNajibullah Zadran