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3rd T20I, Dehradun, February 24, 2019, Afghanistan v Ireland
(20 ov, T:211) 178/8

Afghanistan won by 32 runs

Afghanistan Innings
Ireland Innings
Match Flow
Afghanistan  (20 ovs maximum)
c Stirling b Rankin3117-51182.35
lbw b Rankin139-20144.44
c Balbirnie b Dockrell1712-21141.66
c Thompson b Getkate2020-21100.00
c Balbirnie b Chase8136-67225.00
run out (Dockrell)128-11150.00
c Thompson b Rankin127-11171.42
not out 77-00100.00
not out 34-0075.00
Extras(lb 6, w 8)14
TOTAL20 Ov (RR: 10.50)210/7
Fall of wickets: 1-46 (Usman Ghani, 4.1 ov), 2-57 (Hazratullah Zazai, 4.6 ov), 3-67 (Najeeb Tarakai, 7.4 ov), 4-107 (Asghar Afghan, 12.1 ov), 5-143 (Najibullah Zadran, 15.1 ov), 6-191 (Mohammad Nabi, 17.3 ov), 7-202 (Shafiqullah, 18.2 ov)
4.1 to Usman Ghani, given lbw That was a close, close call in real-time and Rankin has a wicket. It's of Ghani, but at least Ireland have broken the partnership. Good length ball that came back in a tad, and Ghani was caught on the crease, trying to whip it away. Raps him on the knee roll right in front of the stumps. It looked out on first glance, and Rankin belted out and appeal long and hard until the finger went up.. 46/1
4.6 to Hazratullah Zazai, Rankin has got the big wicket, Stirling with a great catch Zazai gave himself room and tried to go over the top again, but only got a leading edge off a fullish ball that was moving away a tad. It swirls up high for miles, and Stirling runs back from mid-off and dives to hold on. He was never letting that go, he knew what an important wicket Zazai's is.. 57/2
18.2 to Shafiqullah, gets the wide yorker right that time, and has Shafiq throwing his bat at it. Gets it off the toe end and the ball only travels as far as long-off for an easy catch. They're checking for the no-ball, but Rankin looks to have just a millimetre behind so the wicket stands. 202/7
17.3 to Mohammad Nabi, caught at the edge of the deep midwicket fence that had air miles on it. Full ball from around the wicket, Nabi was aiming to lift it into the stands again and almost did it. Got more height on it than distance though and Balbirnie stayed rock steady, right inside the rope and caught the ball cleanly, ensuring he didn't step over. Nabi's fantastic innings ends. 191/6
7.4 to Najeeb Tarakai, Balbirnie takes a good catch running in from long-on after bowling flat Dockrell gave this some air. Tarakai's eyes lit up and he went for the big hit down the ground, but got it off the toe-end. It swirled in the air, giving Balbirnie enough time to run in and complete the catch near mid-on.. 67/3
12.1 to Asghar Afghan, straight down long-off's throat Asghar wanted to lift this much higher but couldn't get underneath the ball enough. It was full outside off and he went low to lift it, but ended up hitting it straight to long-off. 107/4
Ireland  (T: 211 runs from 20 ovs)
c Asghar Afghan b Ziaur Rahman109-20111.11
c †Shafiqullah b Rashid Khan7447-53157.44
b Ziaur Rahman4733-70142.42
run out (Najibullah Zadran)11-00100.00
c Mohammad Nabi b Rashid Khan1810-11180.00
st †Shafiqullah b Rashid Khan24-0050.00
not out 108-10125.00
lbw b Rashid Khan01-000.00
b Rashid Khan65-10120.00
not out 22-00100.00
Extras(w 8)8
TOTAL20 Ov (RR: 8.90)178/8
Did not bat:
Fall of wickets: 1-32 (Paul Stirling, 2.5 ov), 2-128 (Andy Balbirnie, 13.4 ov), 3-129 (Stuart Thompson, 13.6 ov), 4-153 (Kevin O'Brien, 15.6 ov), 5-158 (George Dockrell, 17.1 ov), 6-158 (Shane Getkate, 17.2 ov), 7-158 (Simi Singh, 17.3 ov), 8-175 (Josh Little, 19.2 ov)
2.5 to PR Stirling, full on off, and he clears his front leg to clear the infield. Plays a lofted straight drive, but he's toe-ended the shot, and the debutant earns his maiden wicket. Taken by Asghar at mid-on. 32/1
13.4 to A Balbirnie, slower ball does the trick! Big wicket. Full just outside off, but the slower ball deceives the batsman. He presses forward to defend, but he's playing outside the ball's line. Big gap between bat and body, and the ball sneaks through. 128/2
15.6 to KJ O'Brien, finger goes up! Full and wide outside off, and O'Brien makes room to drive. Ball turns away from him, and that's taken a slight toe-end off his bat. Keeper holds on, and the umpire raises his finger. O'Brien gave his wicket away by looking at the keeper after missing shot. Umpires often catch on to those signs. Huge, huge wicket. 153/4
17.1 to GH Dockrell, what a screamer! Nabi, you beauty! Full just outside off, and the batsman slog sweeps towards wide long-on. Has six written all over it, but Nabi jumps near the ropes, takes the catch, throws it in the air as he's falling over the boundary, then composes himself and eventually completes a 360-degree take.. 158/5
17.2 to SC Getkate, length ball on off, and the wrong'un comes into Getkate. The batsman's come half-way down the wicket, and the ball has sneaked under his bat. Keeper does extremely well staying low and collecting the ball, and then whips the bails off to hand Rashid another scalp. Shafiq excellent behind the stumps too. Hat-trick!. 158/6
17.3 to Simi Singh, double hat-trick! Length ball on off, and the googly skids inwards. Misses the leg-side flick, and the ball hits his knee roll. Rashid's appealing for lbw, and the umpire raises his finger. As easy as A-B-C. 158/7
19.2 to JB Little, 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. 175/8
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  • Afghanistan innings
  • Powerplay: Overs 0.1 - 6.0 (Mandatory - 64 runs, 2 wickets)
  • Afghanistan: 50 runs in 4.3 overs (27 balls), Extras 2
  • Afghanistan: 100 runs in 11.3 overs (69 balls), Extras 8
  • Afghanistan: 150 runs in 15.4 overs (94 balls), Extras 11
  • Mohammad Nabi: 50 off 28 balls (3 x 4, 4 x 6)
  • Afghanistan: 200 runs in 18.1 overs (109 balls), Extras 14
  • Innings Break: Afghanistan - 210/7 in 20.0 overs (Rashid Khan 7, Sharafuddin Ashraf 3)
  • Ireland innings
  • Powerplay: Overs 0.1 - 6.0 (Mandatory - 66 runs, 1 wicket)
  • Ireland: 50 runs in 4.6 overs (30 balls), Extras 2
  • 2nd Wicket: 50 runs in 30 balls (KJ O'Brien 27, A Balbirnie 22, Ex 1)
  • KJ O'Brien: 50 off 26 balls (4 x 4, 3 x 6)
  • Ireland: 100 runs in 9.6 overs (60 balls), Extras 3
  • Ireland: 150 runs in 15.3 overs (93 balls), Extras 6
Rajiv Gandhi International Cricket Stadium, Dehradun
TossIreland, elected to field first
Player Of The Match
Player Of The Series
Series resultAfghanistan won the 3-match series 3-0
Match numberT20I no. 747
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 days24 February 2019 - day (20-over match)
T20I debut
TV Umpire
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Win Probability
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Over 20 • IRE 178/8

Josh Little b Rashid Khan 6 (5b 1x4 0x6) SR: 120
Afghanistan won by 32 runs
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