Player of the Match
Player of the Match
Dockrell to Gulbadin Naib, OUT, there won't be a fifty for Naib! Tossed up, and pitched on leg stump, and Naib was looking to just work it towards midwicket. Got the leading edge and floated back towards Dockrell, who clings on gleefully. An effective knock from Naib comes to an end, with the final acceleration probably doing enough to seal this deal for Afghanistan

Gulbadin Naib c & b Dockrell 46 (61b 6x4 1x6) SR: 75.40

Simi Singh to Hashmatullah Shahidi, OUT, beauty of a ball! This is pitched up, just outside off stump, and invites a tentative poke from Shahidi, and just takes a feather-edge on its way through to Poynter, who holds on. The Irish team celebrates, as this breaks what was looking like a useful association after two quick wickets

Hashmatullah Shahidi c †Poynter b Simi Singh 9 (29b 1x4 0x6) SR: 31.03

Rankin to Rahmat Shah, OUT, short of length on the body, swivels to pull but ends up pulling it up in the air towards square leg, Simi Singh charges in, dives forward and takes it inches off the ground

Rahmat Shah c Simi Singh b Rankin 22 (46b 3x4 0x6) SR: 47.82

Rankin to Mohammad Shahzad, OUT, length this time, Shahzad once again looks to go over mid-off but this time he is not to the pitch of the ball and ends up mistiming it, Murtagh pedals back from mid-off to complete a good catch

Mohammad Shahzad c Murtagh b Rankin 43 (53b 6x4 0x6) SR: 81.13

McCarthy to Hazratullah Zazai, OUT, fuller ball, and he has swung this around, and been taken! He challenges long on, where the fielder stationed is big man Kevin O'Brien, and this is an excellent catch. The ball was sailing over his head, but he caught it, made sure he kept his feet inside the field while taking the catch. Stepped out momentarily for balance, but had already tossed the ball up, and then stepped back in nonchalantly to complete the catch. Big wicket for Ireland, especially in how well timed it is

Hazratullah Zazai c O'Brien b McCarthy 25 (42b 3x4 1x6) SR: 59.52

Afghanistan 2nd innings Partnerships

1st43Mohammad ShahzadHazratullah Zazai
2nd47Mohammad ShahzadRahmat Shah
3rd2Hashmatullah ShahidiRahmat Shah
4th12Gulbadin NaibHashmatullah Shahidi
5th49Asghar AfghanGulbadin Naib
6th12Asghar AfghanNajibullah Zadran