2nd T20I, Dehradun, February 23, 2019, Afghanistan v Ireland
(20 ov, T:279) 194/6

Afghanistan won by 84 runs

Player Of The Match
162* (62)
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end of over 2013 runs
IRE: 194/6CRR: 9.70 
Simi Singh17 (12b 1x4 1x6)
Stuart Poynter15 (7b 1x4 1x6)
Karim Janat 4-0-30-0
Mohammad Nabi 3-0-36-0

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.

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

Karim Janat to Poynter, 1 run

short of length outside off, reaches for it and mistimes it towards mid-on

Karim Janat to Poynter, FOUR runs

fuller outside off, opens the face at the very last moment to run it past the keeper

Karim Janat to Poynter, SIX runs

fuller around off, clears his front leg and lofts it over long-off, great timing on that

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

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
Simi Singh16 (10b 1x4 1x6)
Stuart Poynter3 (3b)
Mohammad Nabi 3-0-36-0
Rashid Khan 4-0-25-4
M Nabi to Simi Singh, no run

pitched up on the off stumps, digs it out towards the bowler

M Nabi to Poynter, 1 run

flatter and quicker around off, digs it out towards long-off

M Nabi to Simi Singh, 1 run

fuller outside off, drills it towards long-on

M Nabi to Simi Singh, SIX runs

dropped short around off, goes back and pulls it over deep midwicket for another maximum

M 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

M 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: 9.50 RRR: 54.00
Simi Singh8 (6b 1x4)
Stuart Poynter1 (1b)
Rashid Khan 4-0-25-4
Samiullah Shinwari 2-0-28-0
Rashid Khan to Simi Singh, 1 run

length outside off, sweeps it towards deep square leg this time

Rashid Khan to Simi Singh, FOUR runs

fuller and way down the leg side, sweeps it between the keeper and the short fine leg

Rashid Khan to Simi Singh, no run

length outside off, punches it towards extra cover off the back foot

Rashid Khan to Poynter, 1 run

a googly again, just outside off this time and spinning in, reverse sweeps it towards short third man

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

Shane Getkate lbw b Rashid Khan 24 (16b 1x4 2x6) SR: 150
Rashid Khan to Simi Singh, 1 run

length around off, a slower googly, sweeps it behind square leg

end of over 1714 runs
IRE: 164/5CRR: 9.64 RRR: 38.33
Shane Getkate24 (15b 1x4 2x6)
Simi Singh2 (2b)
Samiullah Shinwari 2-0-28-0
Rashid Khan 3-0-18-3
Samiullah Shinwari to Getkate, SIX runs

fuller around off, Getkate goes down and lofts it over Nabi at long-on for another six

Samiullah Shinwari to Simi Singh, 1 run

length on the stumps, comes down the track and pushes it towards square leg

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