2nd ODI, Belfast, May 21 2019, Afghanistan tour of Ireland
(41.2/50 ov, target 306)
Afghanistan won by 126 runs
Player Of The Series
IRE Innings
Full commentary
end of over 420 runs • 1 wicket
IRE: 179/10CRR: 4.33 • RRR: 14.65 • Need 127 runs from 52b
Boyd Rankin1 (7)
Gulbadin Naib9.2-0-43-6
Rashid Khan9-0-31-0

That's all from our side. See you soon.

And the two captains pose with the trophy.

Gulbadin Naib: Thanks to Allah, this is a perfect finish to the series. Credit goes to the boys. Last time Ireland played a good game, today we bounced back. A big event coming up, I think it's been perfect preparation for us. Shahzad scored a hundred, Rahmat Shah played a good knock.

William Porterfield: Afghanistan played better, They did basics for a longer period. We knew it was going to be a decent pitch. If you look at, Mark Adair has been fantastic, he has gone strength to strength. We got a lot of game time.

Paul Stirling, the Player of the Series: We would have liked to wrap the series 2-0. So a bit disappointing. We didn't manage to get a couple of early wickets and put pressure on them.

6.02pm Time for the presentation ceremony.

5.53pm And Afghanistan level the two-match series 1-1 with a mammoth 126-run victory. Naib led from the front with a six-wicket haul but the platform was set by Shahzad's sixth ODI hundred and Najibullah's unbeaten 60 off 33 balls. Stirling scored yet another half-century but there was hardly any support from the other batsmen.

Gulbadin Naib to Wilson, OUT
and that's the sixth wicket for Naib. A slower one around off, swipes it across but cannot clear Rashid at midwicket
GC Wilson c Rashid Khan b Gulbadin Naib 34 (83m 53b 2x4 0x6) SR: 64.15
Gulbadin Naib to Wilson, no run
short of length outside off, pulls it towards long-on but denies the single
end of over 415 runs
IRE: 179/9CRR: 4.36 • RRR: 14.11 • Need 127 runs from 54b
Boyd Rankin1 (7)
Gary Wilson34 (51)
Rashid Khan9-0-31-0
Gulbadin Naib9-0-43-5
Rashid Khan to Rankin, no run
length ball on the stumps, looks to defend on the front foot but gets beaten. Another appeal for lbw but going down
Rashid Khan to Rankin, no run
Rashid Khan to Rankin, no run
fuller on the stumps, looks to hit down the ground but gets beaten. An appeal for the lbw but it just pitched outside leg
Rashid Khan to Wilson, 1 run
fuller outside off, sweeps it firmly towards deep square leg