33rd Match, Super Sixes, Harare, March 23, 2018, ICC Cricket World Cup Qualifier
(49.1/50 ov, T:210) 213/5

Afghanistan won by 5 wickets (with 5 balls remaining)

Player Of The Match
54 (50) & 2 catches
Ireland INNINGS (50 overs maximum)
William Porterfield (c)c Rahmat Shah b Mohammad Nabi2045592044.44
Paul Stirling run out (Najibullah Zadran/Mujeeb Ur Rahman)55871243163.21
Andy Balbirnie c †Mohammad Shahzad b Rashid Khan1134350032.35
Niall O'Brien c Samiullah Shinwari b Dawlat Zadran3641444187.80
Simi Singh c †Mohammad Shahzad b Rashid Khan1530361050.00
Kevin O'Brien  b Rashid Khan41375431110.81
Gary Wilson c Najibullah Zadran b Dawlat Zadran1118400061.11
Andy McBrine not out 1191010122.22
Barry McCarthy not out 00400-
Extras(lb 3, nb 1, w 5)9
TOTAL50 Ov (RR: 4.18)209/7
Did not bat: Boyd Rankin, Tim Murtagh 
Fall of wickets: 1-53 (William Porterfield, 15.2 ov), 2-77 (Andy Balbirnie, 23.5 ov), 3-121 (Paul Stirling, 32.2 ov), 4-130 (Niall O'Brien, 35.4 ov), 5-149 (Simi Singh, 40.6 ov), 6-196 (Kevin O'Brien, 48.1 ov), 7-202 (Gary Wilson, 49.2 ov)
Dawlat Zadran1005425.40305111
35.4 to NJ O'Brien, overpitched and wide outside off, Niall stretches out and drives to the left of Shenwari at short extra cover. Niall plays an aerial drive instead of keeping it down. Dawlat returns and takes down Niall. Both set batsmen are gone now. 130/4
49.2 to GC Wilson, good catch. Slower ball dug in short again, wide outside off. Looks to slap it over extra, gets it off the thick outside edge. It hangs high and makes point pedal backwards. He loses his balance but manages to get his hands around this. 202/7
Mujeeb Ur Rahman1003103.10401020
Gulbadin Naib501503.00170000
Mohammad Nabi904815.33275110
15.2 to WTS Porterfield, soft. Loopy length ball on leg stump, dipping rapidly and he's not to the pitch as he looks for a vigourous flick through square leg. Gets it off the inside half and it lobs in front of midwicket who gets down and forward to snap it up. 53/1
Sharafuddin Ashraf611803.00250100
Rashid Khan1004034.00343010
23.5 to A Balbirnie, edged and gone! Slider wide outside off, Balbirnie stays leg side of this and is forced to reach out for a cut. It's a weak attempt too. He's pushing too far away from the body and the outside edge is eaten up by the keeper. 77/2
40.6 to Simi Singh, taken down leg side. Simi Singh's painful stay comes to an end as he shuffles outside off once more and is too far away from this googly as it spins down leg. He's forced to reach out and can only get a slight touch on this. 149/5
48.1 to KJ O'Brien, bowled him! Wicket number 99 for Rashid Khan. Comprehensively tonks off stump with a slider. O'Brien exposes the stumps and swats across the line to try and clear the leg side. Completely misses it. 196/6
Afghanistan INNINGS (Target: 210 runs from 50 overs)
Mohammad Shahzad c Rankin b Simi Singh54506662108.00
Gulbadin Naib c McBrine b Rankin45911153049.45
Rahmat Shah c Wilson b Simi Singh1223361052.17
Samiullah Shinwari c Wilson b McCarthy2763782042.85
Mohammad Nabi c McBrine b Simi Singh1224360050.00
Asghar Afghan (c)not out 39295341134.48
Najibullah Zadran not out 17152401113.33
Extras(lb 1, w 6)7
TOTAL49.1 Ov (RR: 4.33)213/5
Fall of wickets: 1-86 (Mohammad Shahzad, 16.3 ov), 2-113 (Rahmat Shah, 25.4 ov), 3-117 (Gulbadin Naib, 28.6 ov), 4-145 (Mohammad Nabi, 37.3 ov), 5-181 (Samiullah Shinwari, 44.5 ov)
Barry McCarthy9.105716.21346240
44.5 to Samiullah Shinwari, McCarthy finds redemption. A very tense finish brewing in Harare. A World Cup spot is on the line. This was overpitched and outside off, instead of scything it over the boundary Shenwari slices it to backward point. Good, low catch under pressure from Wilson. 181/5
Tim Murtagh1004604.60363110
Boyd Rankin1004114.10342010
28.6 to Gulbadin Naib, top edge taken at point! Gulbadin has fallen just on the verge of what might have been Rankin's last ball of this spell. It's a short ball in the corridor and he looks to pull without shifting his weight backwards. Ends up wafting from underneath and it's a simple catch. 117/3
Andy McBrine1013803.80393100
Simi Singh1023033.00412000
16.3 to Mohammad Shahzad, Shahzad goes for one big hit too many and holes out to long-on. Skids on outside off, Simi Singh finds some extra bounce and forces the opener to fetch the slog-sweep from there. The batsman aimed to launch it over midwicket. He instead splices it straighter to Rankin. A little opening for Ireland?. 86/1
25.4 to Rahmat Shah, chipped to short midwicket! Shah steps out and doesn't get to the pitch of the ball. He clips on the up and as a result he can't keep this down. It's straight to the fielder who takes a low catch. 113/2
37.3 to Mohammad Nabi, Simi Singh claims his third wicket and tightens the chase. This was fired in on middle, Simi pulled his length back after seeing Nabi foray down the track. He does not meet the pitch of the ball and winds up dragging a catch to deep midwicket. 145/4
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TossIreland, elected to bat first
Player Of The Match
Mohammad Shahzad
Match numberODI no. 4006
Match days23 March 2018 - day (50-over match)
West Indies
Joel Wilson
Michael Gough
TV Umpire
Paul Wilson
Reserve Umpire
West Indies
Gregory Brathwaite
Match Referee
South Africa
Dev Govindjee
PointsAfghanistan 2, Ireland 0
  • Ireland innings
  • Powerplay 1: Overs 0.1 - 10.0 (Mandatory - 37 runs, 0 wicket)
  • Powerplay 2: Overs 10.1 - 40.0 (Mandatory - 106 runs, 4 wickets)
  • Ireland: 50 runs in 13.4 overs (82 balls), Extras 5
  • 1st Wicket: 50 runs in 82 balls (WTS Porterfield 19, PR Stirling 26, Ex 5)
  • Drinks: Ireland - 61/1 in 18.0 overs (PR Stirling 33, A Balbirnie 3)
  • PR Stirling: 50 off 77 balls (3 x 4, 1 x 6)
  • Ireland: 100 runs in 28.4 overs (172 balls), Extras 5
  • Powerplay 3: Overs 40.1 - 50.0 (Mandatory - 66 runs, 3 wickets)
  • Ireland: 150 runs in 41.1 overs (247 balls), Extras 7
  • Ireland: 200 runs in 48.6 overs (295 balls), Extras 9
  • Innings Break: Ireland - 209/7 in 50.0 overs (AR McBrine 11, BJ McCarthy 0)
  • Afghanistan innings
  • Powerplay 1: Overs 0.1 - 10.0 (Mandatory - 53 runs, 0 wicket)
  • Afghanistan: 50 runs in 9.6 overs (60 balls), Extras 5
  • 1st Wicket: 50 runs in 60 balls (Mohammad Shahzad 30, Gulbadin Naib 18, Ex 5)
  • Powerplay 2: Overs 10.1 - 40.0 (Mandatory - 98 runs, 4 wickets)
  • Mohammad Shahzad: 50 off 48 balls (5 x 4, 2 x 6)
  • Afghanistan: 100 runs in 21.4 overs (130 balls), Extras 5
  • Drinks: Afghanistan - 141/3 in 36.0 overs (Samiullah Shinwari 15, Mohammad Nabi 9)
  • Afghanistan: 150 runs in 39.4 overs (238 balls), Extras 6
  • Powerplay 3: Overs 40.1 - 50.0 (Mandatory - 62 runs, 1 wicket)
  • Afghanistan: 200 runs in 47.5 overs (287 balls), Extras 7
Afghanistan Innings
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ICC Cricket World Cup Qualifier
Super Sixes
Group A
Group B