Player of the Match
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Best performances - Batsmen

Mohammad Nabi
81(36) 6x4 - 7x6
Control %76%
  • Productive Shot
  • cover drive
  • 17 runs
  • 1x4 - 2x6
1 4 7 3 15 23 14 14
KJ O'Brien
74(47) 5x4 - 3x6
Control %80%
  • Productive Shot
  • flick
  • 16 runs
  • 2x4 - 0x6
1 7 3 1 11 14 14 23

Best performances - Bowlers

Rashid Khan
O4
M0
R27
W5
Eco6.75
RHB
OFFLEG
2W
1W2W
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF
WB Rankin
O4
M0
R53
W3
Eco13.25
RHB
OFFLEG
1W
1W
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF
1W

Match Details

Toss

Ireland , elected to field first

Player Of The Match

Player Of The Series

Series result

Afghanistan won the 3-match series 3-0

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

24 February 2019 (20-over match)

T20I debut

Match Referee

Scorer: @Thilak_Rama | Commentator: @sreshthx

END OF OVER:
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..."

19.6
1
Rashid Khan to Rankin, 1 run, worked away to the leg side, and Afghanistan win by 32 runs!
19.5
1
Rashid Khan to Poynter, 1 run, full just outside off stump, and pushed away from his body to point
19.4
0
Rashid Khan to Poynter, no run, full on middle, and the ball stays low. Can't flick it square
19.3
1
Rashid Khan to Rankin, 1 run, length ball on middle, and whipped away to square leg for a single
19.2
W
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

19.1
0
Rashid Khan to Little, no run, length ball, just outside off, and he can't connect with the googly. Through to the keeper

Ireland 2nd innings Partnerships

WktRunsPlayers
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