worked away to the leg side, and Afghanistan win by 32 runs!
Kevin O'Brien and Balbirnie's 96-run partnership is IRE's highest for the 2nd wicket in T20Is, breaking the record of 86 between Kevin O'Brien and Balbirnie
10.15pm And as the Afghan players pose with the T20I trophy, it's time for us to say goodbye at ESPNcricinfo. We'll see you soon for the ODIs, and don't forget to check out our homepage for all the news and analysis from this game, and the India-Australia game. Take care, everyone, and have a good evening.
10.10pm Time for the final presentation of the T20I series.
Asghar Afghan, the winning captain: Happy to lead the boys. I want to thank the Afghan locals who are here."
Mohammad Nabi, the Man of the Match and Man of the Series: "Feeling very good that if you're not doing well with the ball then you're doing well with the bat. Very important for me to teach the youngsters about experience of playing cricket across the globe."
Paul Stirling, the Ireland captain: "We wanted to give batting second another game, and we were in the game 10-12 overs into the case and then we just lost some wickets. I think if you get in, you really need to go big. Hopefully down the line we'll have some more lads learn from Kevin and Andy. We've got a few lads coming in for the ODI series, so excited to have them around. We have three days of training."
10pm So Rashid becomes the fourth man in T20I cricket to have multiple five-wicket hauls, after Ajantha Mendis, Umar Gul and Imran Tahir. He's taken 11 wickets in this series, while the other Afghanistan bowlers have taken only eight.
Ireland were in the hunt while O'Brien and Balbirnie added nearly 100 for the second wicket, but Rashid's spell in the second-half of the innings blew the men in green away. Don't forget Nabi's 36-ball 81 in the first innings too, without that knock Afghanistan would've been nowhere near 210. We'll have the presentation shortly.
Brendan: "Ireland have conceded almost 500 runs in 40 overs. It's fairly clear where the focus is needed."
NO: "Afghanistan won, end of story. Stop being analysts, Afghanistan if given a chance will prove themselves against quality opposition as well"
Sulaimankhail: "Who is gonna be man of the series. Rashid 11 wickets in a batting friendly series. Nabi 2 Match winning innings. And Zazai we know all what he did yesterday? I pick Nabi"
Rasheed Soltani: "Rashid played IPL, BBL and BPL all over the world and proved his value. So no doubt he is the best "
GP: "Rashid took only 7 wickets in 7 matches with an average of 24 and economy just above 6 against quality oppositions. . Need to wait little more to give legend status..."
full just outside off stump, and pushed away from his body to point
full on middle, and the ball stays low. Can't flick it square
length ball on middle, and whipped away to square leg for a single
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
length ball, just outside off, and he can't connect with the googly. Through to the keeper
full just outside off, and he drags an attempted slog to long on. Ireland need 36 off the final over
Dez: "Rashid is an excellent bowler no doubt... But... What sort of average would Kuldeep, Chahal, Adil Rashid etc have if they'd spent the majority of their career so far playing against associate nations?" -- very interesting question....
full on off, and he drills this straight. Usman Ghani, at long on, has no chance either
length ball, just outside off, and muscled to cover for a single
Jamil: "Just a correction, wicket of Getkate was the hat-trick wicket because last ball of Rashid previous over was also a wicket. So, Rashid took 4 wickets on 4 balls!" -- hear you loud and clear, mate!
full on middle, and flicked over the square-leg umpire for four
Rashid took four wickets in four balls actually. He had earned the hat-trick in the over's second delivery itself because he took a wicket off the last ball of the 3rd over
length ball, outside leg stump, and nudged away to fine leg for a run
full just outside off, and driven away from his body to third man
length ball on off, and worked off his pads to square leg for one
full on middle, and pushed down to long on for a single. Direct hit from mid-on means that Ireland can pinch another single
length ball just outside off, and defended towards cover
full on middle, and he walks across the stumps to try and sweep. Misses the ball completely, and the delivery just sneaks past leg stump as well. Could've had five in five, but just slightly inaccurate
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
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!
Abdullah Arif: "Average of Rashid is 11.93 with 72 wickets. T20i bowling Legend already? coming from a Pakistani Fan" -- T20 legend already
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.
full just outside off stump, and he muscles a drive to wide long-on again. Nabi finishes with 0 for 28
|Rajiv Gandhi International Cricket Stadium, Dehradun|
|Toss||Ireland, elected to field first|
|Player Of The Match|
|Player Of The Series|
|Series result||Afghanistan won the 3-match series 3-0|
|Match number||T20I 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 days||24 February 2019 - day (20-over match)|
Over 20 • IRE 178/8