Player of the Match
Player of the Match

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Best performances - Batsmen

Mohammad Nabi
Mohammad Nabi
49(40) 5x4 - 1x6
Control %75%
  • Productive Shot
  • cover drive
  • 16 runs
  • 1x4 - 1x6
4 1 6 5 5 15 5 8
Najibullah Zadran
Najibullah Zadran
40(36) 3x4 - 1x6
Control %92%
  • Productive Shot
  • pull
  • 12 runs
  • 1x4 - 1x6
0 2 4 9 17 0 5 3

Best performances - Bowlers

Mohammad Nabi
Mohammad Nabi
O4
M0
R16
W2
Eco4.00
RHB
OFFLEG
1W1W
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF
Rashid Khan
Rashid Khan
O4
M0
R21
W2
Eco5.25
RHB
OFFLEG
1W
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF
1W

Match Details

Toss

Ireland , elected to bat first

Player Of The Match

Series result

Afghanistan led the 3-match series 1-0

Match number

Season

Hours of play (local time)

18.30 start, First Session 18.30-19.55, Interval 19.55-20.15, Second Session 20.15- 21.40

Match days

21 February 2019 (20-over match)

Reserve Umpire

Match Referee

Commentator: Hemant (@Cricquest)

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

Afghanistan 2nd innings Partnerships

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