2nd T20I (D/N), Bready, August 22, 2018, Afghanistan tour of Ireland
(15/20 ov, T:161) 79

Afghanistan won by 81 runs

Afghanistan INNINGS (20 overs maximum)
Mohammad Shahzad c Rankin b Simi Singh1550020.00
Hazratullah Zazai c Simi Singh b Dockrell82547267151.85
Samiullah Shinwari c Dockrell b Chase1470025.00
Asghar Afghan (c)c Dockrell b Little37346222108.82
Shafiqullah c & b Chase2390066.66
Mohammad Nabi c Thompson b Rankin1251311240.00
Najibullah Zadran not out 20101621200.00
Rashid Khan c Balbirnie b Rankin026000.00
Aftab Alam c Balbirnie b Chase1340033.33
Extras(lb 1, w 3)4
TOTAL20 Ov (RR: 8.00, 97 Mts)160/8
Fall of wickets: 1-5 (Mohammad Shahzad, 1.4 ov), 2-8 (Samiullah Shinwari, 2.5 ov), 3-124 (Hazratullah Zazai, 15.6 ov), 4-124 (Asghar Afghan, 16.1 ov), 5-137 (Shafiqullah, 17.1 ov), 6-148 (Mohammad Nabi, 18.2 ov), 7-149 (Rashid Khan, 18.5 ov), 8-160 (Aftab Alam, 19.6 ov)
Boyd Rankin401423.50141010
18.2 to Mohammad Nabi, With so little time left, Nabi hits the ball high down the ground. Seems to hold up a little in the breeze and Thompson takes the catch a couple of yards in from the boundary.. 148/6
18.5 to Rashid Khan, Rashid goes for a duck, Its hit high into the air. Balbirnie gets under the ball at mid-off and takes the catch.. 149/7
Simi Singh302317.6693100
1.4 to Mohammad Shahzad, early wicket for Ireland, slices the ball and it flies to Rankin at short third man who doesn't have to move as he takes the catch. 5/1
Peter Chase403538.75113220
2.5 to Samiullah Shinwari, Another one goes! Seems to hold up a little off the pitch, still goes through with the pull shot and can't get enough power on it. Dockrell races in from the square leg boundary and takes the catch. 8/2
17.1 to Shafiqullah, Looks to swing the ball into the legside, was leaning back as he hit the shot and it just pops back in the air to the bowler, Chase does the rest. 137/5
19.6 to Aftab Alam, Chase gets another wicket with his final ball, slices the ball in the air over Balbirnie at extra cover. He chases the ball back and takes an excellent diving catch.. 160/8
Josh Little4048112.0082500
16.1 to Asghar Afghan, its two in two for Ireland Pulls the ball high in the air towards square leg, it goes very high in the air and Dockrell bends his knees as he takes the catch. They are checking upstairs for the no-ball, it's just ok. 124/4
George Dockrell401914.75112000
15.6 to Hazratullah Zazai, this time Dockrell does get it too full and its a juicy full toss, Zazai can't get enough power on the ball and Singh doesn't have to move at cow corner. 124/3
Paul Stirling1020020.0010300
Ireland INNINGS (Target: 161 runs from 20 overs)
Paul Stirling c Rashid Khan b Aftab Alam2560040.00
Stuart Thompson c Mohammad Nabi b Mujeeb Ur Rahman37100042.85
William Porterfield c Aftab Alam b Rashid Khan33233222143.47
Andy Balbirnie c & b Mujeeb Ur Rahman012000.00
Gary Wilson (c)† b Rashid Khan2228450178.57
Kevin O'Brien c sub (Usman Ghani) b Fareed Ahmad3570060.00
Simi Singh  b Mohammad Nabi038000.00
George Dockrell c Samiullah Shinwari b Mujeeb Ur Rahman3780042.85
Josh Little not out 13110033.33
Boyd Rankin  b Rashid Khan75501140.00
Peter Chase c Mohammad Nabi b Rashid Khan43210133.33
Extras(w 1)1
TOTAL15 Ov (RR: 5.26, 68 Mts)79
Fall of wickets: 1-6 (Paul Stirling, 1.5 ov), 2-8 (Stuart Thompson, 2.2 ov), 3-9 (Andy Balbirnie, 2.6 ov), 4-46 (William Porterfield, 8.2 ov), 5-60 (Kevin O'Brien, 10.2 ov), 6-64 (Simi Singh, 11.3 ov), 7-66 (Gary Wilson, 12.4 ov), 8-68 (George Dockrell, 13.2 ov), 9-75 (Boyd Rankin, 14.3 ov), 10-79 (Peter Chase, 14.6 ov)
Mujeeb Ur Rahman401734.25120100
2.2 to SR Thompson, Thompson's innings is over, hits the ball towards long-on, Nabi races in off the rope and takes the catch. 8/2
2.6 to A Balbirnie, Make that 8 for 3! Balbirnie goes forward to the ball and just pops it back to the bowler. Terrible shot to play when his team needed him to dig in. Golden duck.. 9/3
13.2 to GH Dockrell, Dockrell gets a better connection with this ball, its hit in the air straight to Shenwari at mid-wicket and another one has to go!. 68/8
Aftab Alam20713.5070010
1.5 to PR Stirling, and the luck finally runs out! Stirling clips the ball towards short mid-wicket, didn't hit it cleanly and Rashid takes the catch. Afghanistan will be delighted to have got rid of the dangerous Stirling so cheaply. 6/1
Fareed Ahmad301916.3382000
10.2 to KJ O'Brien, O'Brien leans back and looks to muscle the ball into the legside, It goes very high and not very far, Ghani runs in and takes the catch at mid-wicket. The batters crossed.. 60/5
Mohammad Nabi301916.33100200
11.3 to Simi Singh, Teriible shot there from Singh, went down early to sweep the ball and just ended up playing a nothing shot and is bowled. Gone for a duck and Ireland are 6 down. 64/6
Rashid Khan301745.6691100
8.2 to WTS Porterfield, Alam does it again! Porterfield goes down on one knee and looks to reverse sweep the ball, Alam leaps to his right at short third man and catches the ball inches off the ground. Brilliant fielding, just brilliant. 46/4
12.4 to GC Wilson, the ball keeps a little low, Wilson looks to slog sweep the ball into the legside and the stumps are disturbed. That's the end of the Irish challenge isn't it?. 66/7
14.3 to WB Rankin, not a bad come back from Rashid!. Rankin goes back in the crease and looks to turn the ball into the legside, the ball spins past the bat and the bails come off. 75/9
14.6 to PKD Chase, its all over!. Chase hits the ball down the ground, Nabi charges in off the boundary, leaps full length and takes an brilliant catch. Its all over Afghanistan win. 79/10
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Bready Cricket Club, Magheramason, Bready
TossAfghanistan, elected to bat first
Series resultAfghanistan led the 3-match series 2-0
Match numberT20I no. 697
Hours of play (local time)16.00 start, First Session 16.00-17.30, Interval 17.30-17.50, Second Session 17.50-19.20
Match days22 August 2018 - daynight (20-over match)
Mark Hawthorne
Paul Reynolds
TV Umpire
Roly Black
Reserve Umpire
Alan Neill
Match Referee
Sri Lanka
Ranjan Madugalle
Ireland Innings
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