result
3rd ODI, Abu Dhabi, Jan 26 2021, Afghanistan v Ireland
(47.1/50 ov, target 267)230
Afghanistan won by 36 runs
Player Of The Match
rashid-khan
Player Of The Series
paul-stirling
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Rashid magic trumps Stirling heroics as Afghanistan sweep ODI series

Hits 48 and picks up four wickets as Afghanistan make ideal start to World Cup Super League campaign

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Scores: Ranjith P
Comms: Binoy George
Scorecard summary
Afghanistan266/9(50 overs)
Rashid Khan48 (40)
Simi Singh3/37(10)
Ireland230/10(47.1 overs)

Afghanistan win by 36 runs. They pick up 10 more points and makes a clean sweep of the series. As long as Stirling was in the crease, they had a chance, as soon as he fell, the gates opened and they succumbed.

William: "Sometimes it's easy to forget that Rashid Khan is only 22. Feels like he has been bamboozling Irish (and every other countries') batsmen for years. "

The Player of the Match is Rashid Khan.

The Player of the Series is Paul Striling.

Thanks for tuning in, It is good bye from Ranjith, Debayan and me, until next time.

47.1
W
Naveen-ul-Haq to McBrine, OUT

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.

Andy McBrine lbw b Naveen-ul-Haq 16 (35m 24b 0x4 0x6) SR: 66.66

Review for lbw

end of over 474 runs • 2 wickets
IRE: 230/9CRR: 4.89 RRR: 12.33
Andy McBrine16 (23)
Rashid Khan 9-0-29-4
Mohammad Nabi 10-0-53-1
46.6
W
Rashid Khan to Young, OUT

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.

Craig Young b Rashid Khan 0 (2m 1b 0x4 0x6) SR: 0
46.5
W
Rashid Khan to Simi Singh, 1 run, OUT

tossed up and miscues it high in the air to the off side, Hashmatullah could not get to it from extra cover, they going for the second run, Nabi picks up the ball and the throw is to the keeper, who collects the ball and gets rid of the stumps to run out Simi Singh.

Simi Singh run out (Mohammad Nabi/†Rahmanullah Gurbaz) 20 (47m 29b 1x4 0x6) SR: 68.96
46.4
1
Rashid Khan to McBrine, 1 run

makes room and mistimes through mid-off.

46.3
1
Rashid Khan to Simi Singh, 1 run

works for a single.

46.2
1
Rashid Khan to McBrine, 1 run

googly worked through the onside.

46.1
Rashid Khan to McBrine, no run

spins into him, inside edges onto the pads.

Rashid is back.

end of over 467 runs
IRE: 226/7CRR: 4.91 RRR: 10.25
Andy McBrine14 (20)
Simi Singh18 (27)
Mohammad Nabi 10-0-53-1
Mujeeb Ur Rahman 10-0-43-2
45.6
1
M Nabi to McBrine, 1 run

reverse sweeps for a single.

45.5
2
M Nabi to McBrine, 2 runs

works to the onside to deep midwicket.

45.4
1
M Nabi to Simi Singh, 1 run

down the track and inside edges to short fine leg.

45.3
1
M Nabi to McBrine, 1 run

works it forward of square leg.

45.2
2
M Nabi to McBrine, 2 runs

uses his feet and miscues it high in the air to deep extra cover and lands safely.

45.1
M Nabi to McBrine, no run

looking to turn it to the onside, off the pad.

Nabi to bowl his final over.

end of over 455 runs
IRE: 219/7CRR: 4.86 RRR: 9.60
Simi Singh17 (26)
Andy McBrine8 (15)
Mujeeb Ur Rahman 10-0-43-2
Mohammad Nabi 9-0-46-1
44.6
Mujeeb to Simi Singh, no run

off the pad to the onside.

44.5
1
Mujeeb to McBrine, 1 run

plays with an angled bat behind point.

44.4
1
Mujeeb to Simi Singh, 1 run

pushes square of the wicket on the off side.

44.3
1
Mujeeb to McBrine, 1 run

pushes down the ground to long off.

44.2
Mujeeb to McBrine, no run

dabs it behind point.

44.2
1w
Mujeeb to McBrine, 1 wide

round the wicket, spins down leg.

44.1
1
Mujeeb to Simi Singh, 1 run

punches through mid-on.

Mujeeb to bowl his final over.

Best performances - batters
Paul Stirling portrait
PR Stirling IRE
118 runs (119)
9 fours
6 sixes
Control82%
Productive shot
off drive
16 runs
0 four
2 sixes
144171410222116
Rashid Khan player portrait
Rashid Khan AFG
48 runs (40)
3 fours
3 sixes
Control68%
Productive shot
cover drive
16 runs
1 four
1 six
5411013960
Best performances - bowlers
Rashid Khan player portrait
Rashid Khan AFG
O
9
M
0
R
29
W
4
ECO
3.22
  • FT
  • Y
  • F
  • G
  • SG
  • S
OFFLEG
RHB
1W
3W
LEGOFF
LHB
Simi Singh portrait
Simi Singh IRE
O
10
M
1
R
37
W
3
ECO
3.7
  • FT
  • Y
  • F
  • G
  • SG
  • S
OFFLEG
RHB
1W1W
1W
LEGOFF
LHB
Match details
Sheikh Zayed Stadium, Abu Dhabi
TossIreland, elected to field first
SeriesAfghanistan v IrelandICC Men's Cricket World Cup Super League
Season2020/21
Player Of The Match
Rashid Khan
Rashid Khan
Player Of The Series
Paul Stirling
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)
Umpires
Afghanistan Image
Ahmed Shah Durrani
Afghanistan Image
Ahmed Shah Pakteen
TV Umpire
Afghanistan Image
Bismillah Jan Shinwari
Reserve Umpire
Afghanistan Image
Izatullah Safi
Match Referee
India Image
Manu Nayyar
PointsAfghanistan 10, Ireland 0