Player of the Match
Player of the Match

20 | 3 Runs 1 Wkt | IRE: 178/8 (33 runs required, RR: 8.90)

  • Boyd Rankin2 (2b)
  • Stuart Poynter10 (8b)
  • Rashid Khan4-0-27-5
  • Sayed Shirzad4-0-42-0

10.15pm And as the Afghan players pose with the T20I trophy, it's time for us to say goodbye at ESPNcricinfo. We'll see you soon for the ODIs, and don't forget to check out our homepage for all the news and analysis from this game, and the India-Australia game. Take care, everyone, and have a good evening.

10.10pm Time for the final presentation of the T20I series.

Asghar Afghan, the winning captain: Happy to lead the boys. I want to thank the Afghan locals who are here."

Mohammad Nabi, the Man of the Match and Man of the Series: "Feeling very good that if you're not doing well with the ball then you're doing well with the bat. Very important for me to teach the youngsters about experience of playing cricket across the globe."

Paul Stirling, the Ireland captain: "We wanted to give batting second another game, and we were in the game 10-12 overs into the case and then we just lost some wickets. I think if you get in, you really need to go big. Hopefully down the line we'll have some more lads learn from Kevin and Andy. We've got a few lads coming in for the ODI series, so excited to have them around. We have three days of training."

10pm So Rashid becomes the fourth man in T20I cricket to have multiple five-wicket hauls, after Ajantha Mendis, Umar Gul and Imran Tahir. He's taken 11 wickets in this series, while the other Afghanistan bowlers have taken only eight.

Ireland were in the hunt while O'Brien and Balbirnie added nearly 100 for the second wicket, but Rashid's spell in the second-half of the innings blew the men in green away. Don't forget Nabi's 36-ball 81 in the first innings too, without that knock Afghanistan would've been nowhere near 210. We'll have the presentation shortly.

Brendan: "Ireland have conceded almost 500 runs in 40 overs. It's fairly clear where the focus is needed."

NO: "Afghanistan won, end of story. Stop being analysts, Afghanistan if given a chance will prove themselves against quality opposition as well"

Sulaimankhail: "Who is gonna be man of the series. Rashid 11 wickets in a batting friendly series. Nabi 2 Match winning innings. And Zazai we know all what he did yesterday? I pick Nabi"

Rasheed Soltani: "Rashid played IPL, BBL and BPL all over the world and proved his value. So no doubt he is the best "

GP: "Rashid took only 7 wickets in 7 matches with an average of 24 and economy just above 6 against quality oppositions. . Need to wait little more to give legend status..."

Rashid Khan to Rankin, 1 run, worked away to the leg side, and Afghanistan win by 32 runs!
Rashid Khan to Poynter, 1 run, full just outside off stump, and pushed away from his body to point
Rashid Khan to Poynter, no run, full on middle, and the ball stays low. Can't flick it square
Rashid Khan to Rankin, 1 run, length ball on middle, and whipped away to square leg for a single
Rashid Khan to Little, OUT, off stump gone! Another five-wicket haul. Full outside off stump, and spinning into Little. He goes for a wild sweep, and the the wrong'un goes past his pads and clips the outside of off stump

JB Little b Rashid Khan 6 (5b 1x4 0x6) SR: 120.00

Rashid Khan to Little, no run, length ball, just outside off, and he can't connect with the googly. Through to the keeper

19 | 12 Runs | IRE: 175/7 (36 runs required from 6 balls, RR: 9.21, RRR: 36.00)

  • Josh Little6 (3b)
  • Stuart Poynter9 (6b)
  • Sayed Shirzad4-0-42-0
  • Rashid Khan3-0-24-4
Sayed Shirzad to Little, 1 run, full just outside off, and he drags an attempted slog to long on. Ireland need 36 off the final over

Dez: "Rashid is an excellent bowler no doubt... But... What sort of average would Kuldeep, Chahal, Adil Rashid etc have if they'd spent the majority of their career so far playing against associate nations?" -- very interesting question....

Sayed Shirzad to Little, FOUR runs, full on off, and he drills this straight. Usman Ghani, at long on, has no chance either
Sayed Shirzad to Poynter, 1 run, length ball, just outside off, and muscled to cover for a single

Jamil: "Just a correction, wicket of Getkate was the hat-trick wicket because last ball of Rashid previous over was also a wicket. So, Rashid took 4 wickets on 4 balls!" -- hear you loud and clear, mate!

Sayed Shirzad to Poynter, FOUR runs, full on middle, and flicked over the square-leg umpire for four

Rashid took four wickets in four balls actually. He had earned the hat-trick in the over's second delivery itself because he took a wicket off the last ball of the 3rd over

Sayed Shirzad to Little, 1 run, length ball, outside leg stump, and nudged away to fine leg for a run
Sayed Shirzad to Poynter, 1 run, full just outside off, and driven away from his body to third man

18 | 5 Runs 3 Wkts | IRE: 163/7 (48 runs required from 12 balls, RR: 9.05, RRR: 24.00)

  • Stuart Poynter3 (3b)
  • Josh Little0 (0b)
  • Rashid Khan3-0-24-4
  • Mohammad Nabi4-0-28-0
Rashid Khan to Poynter, 1 run, length ball on off, and worked off his pads to square leg for one

List of all hat-tricks in T20I cricket. Rashid becomes the first spinner to achieve the feat

Rashid Khan to Poynter, 2 runs, full on middle, and pushed down to long on for a single. Direct hit from mid-on means that Ireland can pinch another single
Rashid Khan to Poynter, no run, length ball just outside off, and defended towards cover
Rashid Khan to Little, 2 wides, full on middle, and he walks across the stumps to try and sweep. Misses the ball completely, and the delivery just sneaks past leg stump as well. Could've had five in five, but just slightly inaccurate
Rashid Khan to Simi Singh, OUT, double hat-trick! Length ball on off, and the googly skids inwards. Misses the leg-side flick, and the ball hits his knee roll. Rashid's appealing for lbw, and the umpire raises his finger. As easy as A-B-C

Simi Singh lbw b Rashid Khan 0 (1b 0x4 0x6) SR: 0.00

Rashid Khan to Getkate, OUT, length ball on off, and the wrong'un comes into Getkate. The batsman's come half-way down the wicket, and the ball has sneaked under his bat. Keeper does extremely well staying low and collecting the ball, and then whips the bails off to hand Rashid another scalp. Shafiq excellent behind the stumps too. Hat-trick!

SC Getkate st †Shafiqullah b Rashid Khan 2 (4b 0x4 0x6) SR: 50.00

Abdullah Arif: "Average of Rashid is 11.93 with 72 wickets. T20i bowling Legend already? coming from a Pakistani Fan" -- T20 legend already

Rashid Khan to Dockrell, OUT, what a screamer! Nabi, you beauty! Full just outside off, and the batsman slog sweeps towards wide long-on. Has six written all over it, but Nabi jumps near the ropes, takes the catch, throws it in the air as he's falling over the boundary, then composes himself and eventually completes a 360-degree take.

GH Dockrell c Mohammad Nabi b Rashid Khan 18 (10b 1x4 1x6) SR: 180.00

17 | 5 Runs | IRE: 158/4 (53 runs required from 18 balls, RR: 9.29, RRR: 17.66)

  • George Dockrell18 (9b)
  • Shane Getkate2 (3b)
  • Mohammad Nabi4-0-28-0
  • Rashid Khan2-0-19-1
Mohammad Nabi to Dockrell, 1 run, full just outside off stump, and he muscles a drive to wide long-on again. Nabi finishes with 0 for 28
Mohammad Nabi to Getkate, 1 run, full ball on middle, and he bunts this down to long on once again. Just the one run
Mohammad Nabi to Getkate, no run, low full toss on middle. Driven straight back to the bowler
Mohammad Nabi to Dockrell, 1 run, nearly a yorker on off stump. He drigs a straight drive to long on for a single. They want two, but Zadran's effort in the deep ensures it's just a single

Mark: "That is the killer wicket. Three boundaries per over needed, plus a single from every other ball. Too much for two, new batsmen."

Mohammad Nabi to Getkate, 1 run, full just outside off, and he drills a straight drive to long off
Mohammad Nabi to Dockrell, 1 run, full and wide outside off, and the attempted straight drive comes off the bat's inside-half. It rolls away to long on

Ireland 2nd innings Partnerships

1st32KJ O'BrienPR Stirling
2nd96KJ O'BrienA Balbirnie
3rd1KJ O'BrienSR Thompson
4th24KJ O'BrienGH Dockrell
5th5SC GetkateGH Dockrell
6th0SC GetkateSW Poynter
7th0SW PoynterSimi Singh
8th17SW PoynterJB Little
9th3WB RankinSW Poynter