Result
2nd T20I, Ireland tour of India at Dehradun, Feb 23 2019
20 ov, target 279
194/6
Afghanistan won by 84 runs
Player Of The Match
Match centre 
Scorer: @Thilak_Rama
Commentator: Hemant (@Cricquest)
Scorecard summary
Afghanistan278/3(20 overs)
Ireland194/6(20 overs)
end of over 2013 runs
IRE: 194/6CRR: 9.7 
Simi Singh17 (12)
Stuart Poynter15 (7)
Karim Janat4-0-30-0
Mohammad Nabi3-0-36-0

So Afghanistan have taken an unassailable 2-0 lead in the three-match series. The last game will be played tomorrow at the very venue. But for now, that's all from our side. See you soon.

Asghar Afghan: Today is a very historical moment for Afghanistan. We are very happy because in the last couple of matches our top order hadn't done well.

Hazratullah Zazai is the Man of the Match. "I just tried to play my natural game," he says. "Today was my day. The wicket was good for the batting, their bowlers tried to bowl very well but today was my day."

Paul Stirling: It was a tough task especially with Rashid Khan. Every game is a big game for us. We will come back tomorrow and look to do well.

Time for the presentation ceremony.

Prem Shankar : "Is this the record for most runs in a T20I?" -- The third-most.

10.00pm A day on which many records tumbled, Afghanistan beat Ireland by 84 runs in a run-fest. Paul Stirling and Kevin O'Brien put together 126 in 11.5 overs for the first wicket but once the stand was broken, the incoming batsmen couldn't keep up with the asking rate. Rashid Khan, who came on in the 11th over, picked up 4 for 25 in his four overs to dash Ireland's hopes. But the day belong to Hazratullah Zazai who smashed 162* off 62 with 11 fours and 16 sixes as Afghanistan posted the highest-ever team total in T20Is.

19.6
Karim Janat to Simi Singh, no run
fuller outside off, Simi Singh moves across and looks to scoop, misses and tumbles over in his attempt
19.5
1
Karim Janat to Poynter, 1 run
short of length outside off, reaches for it and mistimes it towards mid-on
19.4
4
Karim Janat to Poynter, FOUR runs
fuller outside off, opens the face at the very last moment to run it past the keeper
19.3
6
Karim Janat to Poynter, SIX runs
fuller around off, clears his front leg and lofts it over long-off, great timing on that
19.2
1
Karim Janat to Simi Singh, 1 run
short one down the leg side, mistimes the pull, partial diving stop by the keeper to his left
19.1
1
Karim Janat to Poynter, 1 run
short of length outside off, cuts it towards sweeper cover

Karim Janat to bowl the last over

end of over 1910 runs
IRE: 181/6CRR: 9.52 • RRR: 98.00 • Need 98 from 6b
Simi Singh16 (10)
Stuart Poynter3 (3)
Mohammad Nabi3-0-36-0
Rashid Khan4-0-25-4
18.6
Mohammad Nabi to Simi Singh, no run
pitched up on the off stumps, digs it out towards the bowler
18.5
1
Mohammad Nabi to Poynter, 1 run
flatter and quicker around off, digs it out towards long-off
18.4
1
Mohammad Nabi to Simi Singh, 1 run
fuller outside off, drills it towards long-on
18.3
6
Mohammad Nabi to Simi Singh, SIX runs
dropped short around off, goes back and pulls it over deep midwicket for another maximum
18.2
1
Mohammad Nabi to Poynter, 1 run
short of length on the stumps, goes back to pull, gets an inside edge on to the back leg, takes a single as the ball rolls towards the off side
18.1
1
Mohammad Nabi to Simi Singh, 1 run
length outside off, goes back and drags it towards long-on
end of over 187 runs • 1 wicket
IRE: 171/6CRR: 9.5 • RRR: 54.00 • Need 108 from 12b
Simi Singh8 (6)
Stuart Poynter1 (1)
Rashid Khan4-0-25-4
Samiullah Shinwari2-0-28-0
17.6
1
Rashid Khan to Simi Singh, 1 run
length outside off, sweeps it towards deep square leg this time
17.5
4
Rashid Khan to Simi Singh, FOUR runs
fuller and way down the leg side, sweeps it between the keeper and the short fine leg
17.4
Rashid Khan to Simi Singh, no run
length outside off, punches it towards extra cover off the back foot
17.3
1
Rashid Khan to Poynter, 1 run
a googly again, just outside off this time and spinning in, reverse sweeps it towards short third man
17.2
w
Rashid Khan to Getkate, OUT
fourth wicket for Rashid Khan. Length around off, once again a googly and slower in the air, Getkate was in two minds whether to pull or sweep, misses it altogether and gets struck right in front
SC Getkate lbw b Rashid Khan 24 (16b 1x4 2x6) SR: 150.00
17.1
1
Rashid Khan to Simi Singh, 1 run
length around off, a slower googly, sweeps it behind square leg
Best performances - batsmen
Hazratullah Zazai
162 runs (62)
11 fours
16 sixes
Control70%
Productive shot
pull
53 runs
4 fours
6 sixes
891283641327
PR Stirling
91 runs (50)
12 fours
2 sixes
Control80%
Productive shot
off drive
18 runs
1 fours
1 sixes
120791720620
Best performances - bowlers
Rashid Khan
O
4
M
0
R
25
W
4
Eco
6.25
  • Full Toss
  • Yorker
  • Full Length
  • Good Length
  • Short of good length
  • Short Length
OFFLEG
RHB
4W
LEGOFF
LHB
Mujeeb Ur Rahman
O
4
M
0
R
30
W
1
Eco
7.50
  • Full Toss
  • Yorker
  • Full Length
  • Good Length
  • Short of good length
  • Short Length
OFFLEG
RHB
1W
LEGOFF
LHB
Match details
Rajiv Gandhi International Cricket Stadium, Dehradun
TossAfghanistan , elected to bat first
SeriesIreland tour of India 2018/19
Player Of The Match
Hazratullah Zazai
Series resultAfghanistan led the 3-match series 2-0
Match numberT20I no. 746
Season2018/19
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 days23 February 2019 (20-over match)
Umpires
Bismillah Jan Shinwari
Ahmed Shah Durrani
TV Umpire
Ahmed Shah Pakteen
Reserve Umpire
Izatullah Safi
Match Referee
Javagal Srinath