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3rd ODI, Abu Dhabi, January 26, 2021, Afghanistan v Ireland
(47.1/50 ov, T:267) 230

Afghanistan won by 36 runs

Player Of The Match
48 (40) & 4/29
Player Of The Series
285 runs
Afghanistan Innings
Ireland Innings
Match Details
Afghanistan  (50 ovs maximum)
Rahmanullah Gurbaz  b Young22101241220.00
Javed Ahmadi c Adair b Young19102131190.00
Rahmat Shah c Tector b Young29120022.22
Hashmatullah Shahidi c Balbirnie b McBrine1025320040.00
Asghar Afghan (c)c McCollum b Simi Singh41821263150.00
Mohammad Nabi lbw b Simi Singh3254563159.25
Gulbadin Naib  b Simi Singh3644763181.81
Najibullah Zadran c Stirling b Tector024000.00
Rashid Khan c McBrine b Little48405633120.00
Mujeeb Ur Rahman not out 18183320100.00
Naveen-ul-Haq not out 1071020142.85
Extras(b 8, lb 7, nb 1, w 12)28
TOTAL50 Ov (RR: 5.32, 221 Mts)266/9
Fall of wickets: 1-32 (Rahmanullah Gurbaz, 2.4 ov), 2-44 (Javed Ahmadi, 4.3 ov), 3-44 (Rahmat Shah, 4.5 ov), 4-66 (Hashmatullah Shahidi, 11.6 ov), 5-117 (Mohammad Nabi, 26.5 ov), 6-162 (Asghar Afghan, 34.5 ov), 7-163 (Najibullah Zadran, 35.2 ov), 8-210 (Gulbadin Naib, 43.2 ov), 9-244 (Rashid Khan, 48.1 ov)
Craig Young806137.62239111
2.4 to Rahmanullah Gurbaz, and then the in-dipper! This is good bowling from Craig Young. Fullish length, just around off, and perhaps a shade of movement back off the seam, but Gurbaz has played all over it. Looks to press forward and drive, but in the process leaves a substantial gap between bat and pad. The death rattle behind him tells him it's time to go. He'll live and learn from errors like these. 32/1
4.3 to Javed Ahmadi, length, around off, and he takes the invitation to go over mid-off. This has gone higher than far, though, and Mark Adair goes back and takes a superb catch over his left shoulder! A bit of a rush of blood for Ahmadi, who had already extracted eight from two balls, and in trying to make it 12 from three, has ended up offering the Irish a chance, that they take beautifully. Credit to Young as well, for continuing to hit a good length despite the boundary off the previous ball. Adair caught that while tracking back, and over his head, with his hands extended beyond his head. 44/2
4.5 to Rahmat Shah, Shah is gone! Length ball, outside off, and he looks to go for the drive, but ends up skewing it towards point. Tector leaps to his right and times his jump perfectly, getting both hands on it, to end Shah's stay. He looks on in disbelief, and then starts to drag himself across the ground. 44/3
Mark Adair705207.42184230
Andy McBrine1022212.20481020
11.6 to Hashmatullah Shahidi, gone this time! The field placements work, as McBrine gets this to pitch around off and bite sharply. Hashmatullah Shahidi is looking to defend, but it flies off the edge, and the man at second slip, now stationed at short gully, is Balbirnie himself. Sharp catch taken. 66/4
Josh Little712713.85284000
48.1 to Rashid Khan, dropped short, and he looks to slap this over mid-off, but cannot clear him! Little comes around the wicket, and bowls that slower-ball bouncer into the pitch. Rashid goes back and across, and perhaps would have earned himself a wide if he had left that lone. Plonked to the man at mid-off, just to his right. 244/9
Simi Singh1013733.70381210
26.5 to Mohammad Nabi, moves back and plays down the wrong line, strikes the pad and appeal for lbw turned down. Ireland reviews. Ultra edge shows no spike. 3 reds and the umpire has to revise his decision. Nabi has to go.. 117/5
34.5 to Asghar Afghan, down the wicket, and holed out to deep mid-wicket! This is clever bowling from Simi Singh. He has put enough pressure with a sequence of dots. Gets this one to hang out a little around off, and invites the lofted drive from Afghan. I think the captain was trying to go straighter, but ended up turning his bat during the shot. Easy catch in the end for the sweeper out in the deep. 162/6
43.2 to Gulbadin Naib, GOT 'IM THIS TIME! That's a crucial wicket at this stage. Simi gets this to start from closer to off stump, and then turns in. Naib shapes to play down the wicket -- nothing wrong with his shot selection per se -- but is perhaps surprised by both the turn and the pace at which it comes through. Goes between bat and pad and strikes the top of middle. Simi Singh lets out a little pump of the fist in celebration. 210/8
Harry Tector805216.50294330
35.2 to Najibullah Zadran, oh dear! What a shot from Zadran. Goes for the reverse sweep off the first ball he faces from Tector. It goes off his gloves and pops up to the left of slip, where Stirling has the easiest of catches to complete. 163/7
Ireland  (T: 267 runs from 50 ovs)
Paul Stirling  b Mujeeb Ur Rahman1181191489699.15
James McCollum lbw b Mujeeb Ur Rahman311230027.27
Andy Balbirnie (c)c †Rahmanullah Gurbaz b Mohammad Nabi510181050.00
Harry Tector  b Rashid Khan2426480192.30
Curtis Campher c Hashmatullah Shahidi b Rashid Khan1226241046.15
Lorcan Tucker  b Rashid Khan2235433062.85
Simi Singh run out (Mohammad Nabi/†Rahmanullah Gurbaz)2029471068.96
Mark Adair run out (Hashmatullah Shahidi)2460050.00
Andy McBrine lbw b Naveen-ul-Haq1624350066.66
Craig Young  b Rashid Khan012000.00
Josh Little not out 00200-
Extras(b 1, lb 1, nb 2, w 4)8
TOTAL47.1 Ov (RR: 4.87, 201 Mts)230
Fall of wickets: 1-29 (James McCollum, 5.6 ov), 2-62 (Andy Balbirnie, 9.5 ov), 3-123 (Harry Tector, 20.4 ov), 4-149 (Curtis Campher, 28.6 ov), 5-187 (Paul Stirling, 36.1 ov), 6-196 (Lorcan Tucker, 38.3 ov), 7-200 (Mark Adair, 39.4 ov), 8-230 (Simi Singh, 46.5 ov), 9-230 (Craig Young, 46.6 ov), 10-230 (Andy McBrine, 47.1 ov)
47.1 to AR McBrine, round the wicket and strikes the pad in line, was there an inside edge, loud appeal and given. Ireland review. Nothing on ultra edge. Ball tracker has everything on red.. 230/10
Mujeeb Ur Rahman1004324.30372220
5.6 to JA McCollum, this is closer. Gets one to straighten from around off. McCollum is looking to stretch and defend, and has been struck in front. Given out leg before, and they run out of time while discussing it. Not much wrong with the decision, I reckon. Perhaps didn't turn as much as he anticipated, which is why he ended up playing outside the line. Would have gone on to hit leg stump. 29/1
36.1 to PR Stirling, Mujeeb strikes, fires in a quicker delivery and wasn't that short, goes for the pull and inside edges onto the stumps.. 187/5
Mohammad Nabi1005315.30302201
9.5 to A Balbirnie, this is an interesting one. Looks to go for the sweep, and is given out caught behind from the look of things. Balbirnie considers a review, but decides against it. Very fine under-edge, as he looks to sweep from outside off, and Gurbaz takes it low. Sharp work from the wicketkeeper, and Nabi strikes an important blow. 62/2
Gulbadin Naib302307.6691200
Rashid Khan902943.22311020
20.4 to HT Tector, gets him with the googly, goes back to a fuller delivery and misses it. The stumps are rattled. Rashid strikes.. 123/3
28.6 to C Campher, Rashid picks up his second, Camper moves forward and pushes in the air and Hashmatullah moves forward and takes it low down in front of him.. 149/4
38.3 to LJ Tucker, strikes with a googly, misses the slog sweep and the stumps are rattled.. 196/6
46.6 to CA Young, Rashid strikes once again, googly to Young and he plays down the wrong line and the gate opens to strike the stumps. Rashid picks up his fourth.. 230/9
Javed Ahmadi803504.37233000
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Sheikh Zayed Stadium, Abu Dhabi
TossIreland, elected to field first
Player Of The Match
Rashid Khan
Player Of The Series
Paul Stirling
Series resultAfghanistan won the 3-match series 3-0
Match numberODI no. 4275
Hours of play (local time)11.00 start, First Session 11.00-14.30 Interval 14.30-15.00, Second Session 15.00-18.30
Match days26 January 2021 - day (50-over match)
Ahmed Shah Durrani
Ahmed Shah Pakteen
TV Umpire
Bismillah Jan Shinwari
Reserve Umpire
Izatullah Safi
Match Referee
Manu Nayyar
PointsAfghanistan 10, Ireland 0
  • Afghanistan innings
  • Bad Weather: Afghanistan - 0/0
  • Match Delayed: Afghanistan - 0/0
  • Powerplay 1: Overs 0.1 - 10.0 (Mandatory - 60 runs, 3 wickets)
  • Afghanistan: 50 runs in 6.1 overs (38 balls), Extras 2
  • Powerplay 2: Overs 10.1 - 40.0 (Mandatory - 134 runs, 4 wickets)
  • Drinks: Afghanistan - 83/4 in 17.0 overs (Asghar Afghan 16, Mohammad Nabi 7)
  • Afghanistan: 100 runs in 21.6 overs (133 balls), Extras 9
  • 5th Wicket: 50 runs in 87 balls (Asghar Afghan 12, Mohammad Nabi 32, Ex 7)
  • Over 26.5: Review by Ireland (Bowling), Umpire - Ahmed Shah Pakteen, Batsman - Mohammad Nabi (Upheld)
  • Afghanistan: 150 runs in 31.4 overs (191 balls), Extras 19
  • Over 31.5: Review by Ireland (Bowling), Umpire - Ahmed Shah Durrani, Batsman - Gulbadin Naib (Struck down - Umpires Call)
  • Drinks: Afghanistan - 162/5 in 34.0 overs (Asghar Afghan 41, Gulbadin Naib 15)
  • Over 36.5: Review by Ireland (Bowling), Umpire - Ahmed Shah Pakteen, Batsman - Rashid Khan (Struck down)
  • Powerplay 3: Overs 40.1 - 50.0 (Mandatory - 72 runs, 2 wickets)
  • Afghanistan: 200 runs in 41.3 overs (250 balls), Extras 23
  • Afghanistan: 250 runs in 48.4 overs (293 balls), Extras 27
  • Over 49.5: Review by Afghanistan (Batting), Umpire - Ahmed Shah Durrani, Batsman - Naveen-ul-Haq (Upheld)
  • Innings Break: Afghanistan - 266/9 in 50.0 overs (Mujeeb Ur Rahman 18, Naveen-ul-Haq 10)
  • Ireland innings
  • Powerplay 1: Overs 0.1 - 10.0 (Mandatory - 62 runs, 2 wickets)
  • Ireland: 50 runs in 7.2 overs (46 balls), Extras 2
  • PR Stirling: 50 off 38 balls (5 x 4, 4 x 6)
  • Powerplay 2: Overs 10.1 - 40.0 (Mandatory - 140 runs, 5 wickets)
  • Over 15.2: Review by Ireland (Batting), Umpire - Ahmed Shah Durrani, Batsman - PR Stirling (Upheld)
  • Ireland: 100 runs in 16.6 overs (104 balls), Extras 2
  • Drinks: Ireland - 100/2 in 17.0 overs (PR Stirling 80, HT Tector 10)
  • 3rd Wicket: 50 runs in 55 balls (PR Stirling 30, HT Tector 22, Ex 1)
  • PR Stirling: 100 off 101 balls (7 x 4, 6 x 6)
  • Ireland: 150 runs in 29.1 overs (177 balls), Extras 3
  • Over 32.2: Review by Afghanistan (Bowling), Umpire - Ahmed Shah Pakteen, Batsman - PR Stirling (Struck down)
  • Over 33.1: Review by Afghanistan (Bowling), Umpire - Ahmed Shah Durrani, Batsman - PR Stirling (Struck down)
  • Drinks: Ireland - 178/4 in 35.0 overs (PR Stirling 109, LJ Tucker 20)
  • Ireland: 200 runs in 39.2 overs (238 balls), Extras 7
  • Powerplay 3: Overs 40.1 - 50.0 (Mandatory - 28 runs, 3 wickets)
  • Over 47.1: Review by Ireland (Batting), Umpire - Ahmed Shah Durrani, Batsman - AR McBrine (Struck down)
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