RESULT
4th ODI (D/N), Dehradun, March 08, 2019, Afghanistan v Ireland
(35.3/50 ov, T:224) 114

Afghanistan won by 109 runs

Player Of The Match
52 (58) & 2/22
rashid-khan
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Scorecard summary
Afghanistan 223/10(49.1 overs)
Ireland 114/10(35.3 overs)

That's all from us. Do join us for the final match of the ODI series on Sunday

Asghar Afghan It was an important match. Top order batted poorly again but Rashid batted really well to get us to 223 on that wicket

Rashid Khan is the man of the match I'm always trying my best with the bat, working hard in the nets, doesn't matter when i come in to bat, I always try and do well with the bat.

Porterfield: I think individual errors cost us with the bat. I'm sure another day we could have bowled them out for a lot less, with some luck. We lost wickets too regularly after a half decent start.

7.24pm Afghanistan take an unassailable two-one lead with one match remaining. Who would have thought after they'd been reduced to 81 for six batting first? But once they posted 223, on a pitch offering appreciable turn and variable bounce, they were always bossing the game with their bowling attack. Ireland, however, didn't help their cause, losing wickets in clumps after a steady opening stand of 31. They lost three for eight in the beginning and there was another dramatic collapse in the middle, which saw them lose six for 30. Seven batsmen were out either bowled or lbw suggesting that while the Afghanistan bowlers kept things simple by bowling within the stumps, a lot of the batsmen succumbed to cross batted shots, which weren't a great option with the ball keeping low

35.3
W
M Nabi to Rankin, OUT

full on middle, there seemed to have been a massive inside edge before it struck him in front as he pushed forward but the umpire reckoned otherwise and that's a demolition job from Afghanistan

Boyd Rankin lbw b Mohammad Nabi 9 (14b 0x4 0x6 ) SR: 64.28
35.2
M Nabi to Rankin, no run

full on the pads, tucked away to short fine-leg

35.1
2
M Nabi to Rankin, 2 runs

full on off, swings wildly and gets a thick inside edge high up in the air, few bounces and to the deep midwicket fielder

end of over 356 runs
IRE: 112/9CRR: 3.20 RRR: 7.46
James Cameron-Dow7 (10b 1x4)
Boyd Rankin7 (11b)
Rashid Khan 6-0-22-2
Aftab Alam 8-2-25-4
34.6
4
Rashid Khan to J Cameron-Dow, FOUR runs

length on middle, googly and picked, he rocked back and hammered a pull in front of square, to the deep midwicket fence for four

34.5
Rashid Khan to J Cameron-Dow, no run

full on the pads, turn back in, tickled to short fine-leg

34.4
Rashid Khan to J Cameron-Dow, no run

another googly, on the pads, misses the flick and is struck on the front pad but turned down

34.3
Rashid Khan to J Cameron-Dow, no run

tossed up on off, googly, defended

34.2
1
Rashid Khan to Rankin, 1 run

full on middle, tucked away to midwicket for one

34.1
Rashid Khan to Rankin, no run

yorkere and through everyone, the batsman and the keeper but somehow missed the leg stump as well

34.1
1w
Rashid Khan to Rankin, 1 wide

length, down the leg side and called wide

end of over 343 runs
IRE: 106/9CRR: 3.11 RRR: 7.37
James Cameron-Dow3 (6b)
Boyd Rankin6 (9b)
Aftab Alam 8-2-25-4
Rashid Khan 5-0-16-2
33.6
2
Aftab Alam to J Cameron-Dow, 2 runs

length, angled in, tucked away fine off the hip, the fine-leg does well diving to his left to save a couple of runs

33.5
Aftab Alam to J Cameron-Dow, no run

full toss outside off, pushed to cover

33.4
Aftab Alam to J Cameron-Dow, no run

full outside off, defended to mid-off

33.3
1
Aftab Alam to Rankin, 1 run

length on off, pushed it to point's right for one

33.2
Aftab Alam to Rankin, no run

length, angled in, defended to midwicket

33.1
Aftab Alam to Rankin, no run

slower ball, slipped out a little, full toss that surprised the batsman, so he couldn't take advantage of it

end of over 335 runs
IRE: 103/9CRR: 3.12 RRR: 7.11
James Cameron-Dow1 (3b)
Boyd Rankin5 (6b)
Rashid Khan 5-0-16-2
Aftab Alam 7-2-22-4
32.6
Rashid Khan to J Cameron-Dow, no run

length on middle, tucked away to midwicket with the spin

32.5
Rashid Khan to J Cameron-Dow, no run

full outside off, lunges forward and defends to midwicket

32.5
1w
Rashid Khan to J Cameron-Dow, 1 wide

googly, misdirected, down the leg side, misses the sweep but called wide

32.4
1
Rashid Khan to Rankin, 1 run

full on the pads, tucked away to deep midwicket for one

Best performances - batters
Mohammad Nabi
Mohammad Nabi AFG
64 runs (85)
6 fours0 six
Control
87%
Productive shot
cut shot
19 runs
3 fours0 six
8207159176
Asghar Afghan
Asghar Afghan AFG
54 runs (70)
4 fours3 sixes
Control
91%
Productive shot
flick
8 runs
0 four0 six
482457618
Best performances - bowlers
Aftab Alam
Aftab Alam AFG
O
8
M
2
R
25
W
4
ECO
3.12
FTYFGSGS
OFFLEG
RHB
2W
LEGOFF
LHB
1W
1W
J Cameron-Dow
J Cameron-Dow IRE
O
10
M
0
R
32
W
3
ECO
3.2
FTYFGSGS
OFFLEG
RHB
1W
1W
LEGOFF
LHB
1W
Match details
Rajiv Gandhi International Cricket Stadium, Dehradun
TossIreland, elected to field first
Series
Season2018/19
Player Of The Match
Afghanistan
Rashid Khan
Series resultAfghanistan led the 5-match series 2-1
Match numberODI no. 4108
Hours of play (local time)13.00 start, First Session 13.00-16.30, Interval 16.30-17.15, Second Session 17.15-20.45
Match days08 March 2019 - daynight (50-over match)
Umpires
Afghanistan
Ahmed Shah Pakteen
India
Sundaram Ravi
TV Umpire
Afghanistan
Bismillah Jan Shinwari
Reserve Umpire
Afghanistan
Izatullah Safi
Match Referee
India
Javagal Srinath
Ireland Innings
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