Result
5th Match, Dubai (DSC), Jan 17 2015, Dubai Triangular Series
246/8
(43.3/50 ov, target 247)
175
Afghanistan won by 71 runs
Player Of The Match
1y
• ESPNcricinfo staff

Zadran onslaught too much for Ireland

Afghanistan responded to their heavy defeat against Scotland by inflicting a 71-run loss on Ireland which means the final match on Monday will decide who comes out on top

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Scorecard summary
Afghanistan246/8(50 overs)
Ireland175(43.3 overs)
Hamid Hassan3/24(6.3)
Aftab Alam2/31(7)
43.3
w
Hamid Hassan to Young, OUT
Yorker from the bowler, a bit too much asked from the batsman to play it and gets himself cleaned up, Afghan secures a win here
CA Young b Hamid Hassan 5 (8b 1x4 0x6) SR: 62.50
43.2
Hamid Hassan to Young, no run
full ball, batsman goes after it and misses it and some how it even misses the stumps
43.1
4
Hamid Hassan to Young, FOUR runs
short pitch ball, batsman onto the backfoot and plays it of his thigh for a boundary
end of over 432 runs • 1 wicket
IRE: 171/9CRR: 3.97 • RRR: 10.85 • Need 76 from 42b
Craig Young1 (5)
George Dockrell2 (5)
Aftab Alam7-1-31-2
Mohammad Nabi8-0-20-1
42.6
1
Aftab Alam to Young, 1 run
Onto the frontfoot and drives it to mid-off and takes a quick run
42.5
Aftab Alam to Young, no run
Full ball, batsman goes for a swing at it but misses it, keeper goes up appealing for caught behind but not out
42.4
Aftab Alam to Young, no run
Yorker fromt the bowler and well played by the batsman
42.3
Aftab Alam to Young, no run
short pitch ball, batsman onto his toe to play it
42.2
Aftab Alam to Young, no run
Outside off, goes for a cut but doesnot connect
42.2
1w
Aftab Alam to Young, 1 wide
down the leg side and wide signalled
42.1
w
Aftab Alam to Cusack, OUT
Good length ball, batsman has a swing on it doesn't connect well and plays it down into the throat of the fielder at mid-on
AR Cusack c Hamid Hassan b Aftab Alam 4 (11b 0x4 0x6) SR: 36.36
end of over 423 runs
IRE: 169/8CRR: 4.02 • RRR: 9.75 • Need 78 from 48b
Alex Cusack4 (10)
George Dockrell2 (5)
Mohammad Nabi8-0-20-1
Aftab Alam6-1-29-1
41.6
1
Mohammad Nabi to Cusack, 1 run
Onto the backfoot and cuts it down to point region for a run
41.5
Mohammad Nabi to Cusack, no run
full ball, hits it hard but to the fielder at short mid-wicket
41.4
Mohammad Nabi to Cusack, no run
Onto the frontfoot and does a defense back to the bowler
41.3
1
Mohammad Nabi to Dockrell, 1 run
Onto the frontfoot and drives it down to long-on for a run
41.2
1
Mohammad Nabi to Cusack, 1 run
charges down, aiming to hit it over mid-off gets it to sweeper cover for a run
41.1
Mohammad Nabi to Cusack, no run
Onto the frontfoot and drives it to the cover fielder
end of over 412 runs • 1 wicket
IRE: 166/8CRR: 4.04 • RRR: 9.00 • Need 81 from 54b
George Dockrell1 (4)
Alex Cusack2 (5)
Aftab Alam6-1-29-1
Mohammad Nabi7-0-17-1
40.6
Aftab Alam to Dockrell, no run
Onto the frontfoot and plays it to the point fielder
40.5
Aftab Alam to Dockrell, no run
Onto the frontfoot and does a defense to the cover fielder
Match details
Dubai International Cricket Stadium
TossIreland , elected to field first
SeriesDubai Triangular Series 2015
Player Of The Match
Najibullah Zadran
Match numberODI no. 3581
Season2014/15
Hours of play (local time)09.30 start, First Session 09.30-13.00 Interval 13.00-13.30, Second Session 13.30.-17.00
Match days17 January 2015 (50-over match)
Umpires
Ahmed Shahab
Vineet Kulkarni
Reserve Umpire
Sharfuddoula
Match Referee
Graeme Labrooy
PointsAfghanistan 2, Ireland 0