result
5th ODI (D/N), Dehradun, Mar 10 2019, Afghanistan v Ireland
(47.2/50 ov, target 217)219/5
Ireland won by 5 wickets (with 16 balls remaining)
Player Of The Match
82* (111)
asghar-afghan
Player Of The Series
215 runs
andy-balbirnie

That's all from Saurabh, Thilak and me. Thanks for joining and we look forward to your company for the Test match on the 15th.

Andy Balbirnie is the man of the series All the batters are aware how good their spinners are. I just kind of knew my game, we watched a lot of their footage.

Asghar Afghan It was a good series, we are targeting the world cup, so we made changes in every match. Top order's a concern, the Test match should offer an opportunity.

8.00pm After being walloped in the T20Is and trailing twice during the ODIs, Ireland have done superbly to draw level, with a comprehensive five-wicket win here. Andy Balbirnie was a major contributor again, anchoring the chase to perfection with 91-ball 68 to follow up on his match winning hundred earlier. But Paul Stirling was the star, his charge curtailed by a contentious lbw decision that he was visibly furious about. His 88-ball 70 brought Ireland within sniffing distance of the target and the middle-order did enough to take them home without much drama. The pitch certainly got better to bat on under lights, but Ireland still had a strong spin attack to contend with and they did so beautifully. Afghanistan would be disappointed but they've been in an experimental mode through the series, making three or four changes on an average to test their bench, leading into the World Cup.

47.2
4
M Nabi to Poynter, FOUR runs

full toss down the legside, tickled away down to fine-leg and that's the match

47.1
W
M Nabi to Dockrell, OUT

length outside off, too close to the body to flay his hands through that one, drags it back onto the stumps

George Dockrell b Mohammad Nabi 0 (1b 0x4 0x6) SR: 0
end of over 478 runs
IRE: 215/4CRR: 4.57 RRR: 0.66
Kevin O'Brien33 (42)
George Dockrell0 (0)
Rashid Khan 10-0-41-1
Mujeeb Ur Rahman 10-2-26-1
46.6
Rashid Khan to K O'Brien, no run

full on off, comes forward and defends

46.5
2
Rashid Khan to K O'Brien, 2 runs

length outside off, cut away past point, they look for two, the batsman has to hurry through as the throw is right above the stumps and Shahzad whips the bails off. Third-umpire called. He was well in, however

46.4
4
Rashid Khan to K O'Brien, FOUR runs

full on off, slight turn away, the batsman defended with soft hands, getting a thick outside edge but all along the ground, past slip's right and down to third-man for four

46.3
Rashid Khan to K O'Brien, no run

full on middle, pushed to cover

46.2
Rashid Khan to K O'Brien, no run

full on off, spins sharply away as the batsman lunges forward to defend it

46.1
2
Rashid Khan to K O'Brien, 2 runs

length outside off, punched to deep cover's left and they come through for two

end of over 464 runs • 1 wicket
IRE: 207/4CRR: 4.50 RRR: 2.50
Kevin O'Brien25 (36)
Mujeeb Ur Rahman 10-2-26-1
Rashid Khan 9-0-33-1
45.6
W
Mujeeb to Balbirnie, OUT

quicker one, pitched on off, deviated sharply back in off the surface and through the gap between bat and pad as he remained rooted to the crease

Andy Balbirnie b Mujeeb Ur Rahman 68 (91b 4x4 0x6) SR: 74.72
45.5
1
Mujeeb to K O'Brien, 1 run

short outside off, punched through the covers, down to deep cover for one

45.4
1
Mujeeb to Balbirnie, 1 run

googly, tossed up on off, pushed to long-off for one

45.3
1
Mujeeb to K O'Brien, 1 run

length on middle, hangs back and pushes it to long-on

45.2
1
Mujeeb to Balbirnie, 1 run

full on middle, pushed to long-on

45.1
Mujeeb to Balbirnie, no run
end of over 455 runs
IRE: 203/3CRR: 4.51 RRR: 2.80
Andy Balbirnie66 (87)
Kevin O'Brien23 (34)
Rashid Khan 9-0-33-1
Shapoor Zadran 8-0-46-0
44.6
1
Rashid Khan to Balbirnie, 1 run

full on middle, pushed past the bowler, down to long-on for one

44.5
Rashid Khan to Balbirnie, no run

length on middle, pushed to cover

44.4
1
Rashid Khan to K O'Brien, 1 run

full on middle, clears his left leg to allow the bat to come through, chips it just short of long-off

44.3
1
Rashid Khan to Balbirnie, 1 run

length on off, hangs back and pushes it to deep cover

44.2
1
Rashid Khan to K O'Brien, 1 run

length on middle, uses the depth of the crease and pushes it to the midwicket region

44.1
1
Rashid Khan to Balbirnie, 1 run

length on middle, skids on a little, pushed to deep cover