result
2nd Match, Group A (N), Abu Dhabi, Jan 14 2017, Desert T20 Challenge
125/6
(18.4/20 ov)126/5
Afghanistan won by 5 wickets (with 8 balls remaining)
player of the match
Mohammad Nabi
Afghanistan
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Ireland's issues deepen with Afghanistan defeat

Ireland's woes in the T20 format continued as they were no match for the top-ranked Associate side, meandering to a total of 125 for 6 before Afghanistan coasted to victory

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Scorecard summary
Ireland125/6(20 overs)
Gary Wilson23 (19)
Amir Hamza2/21(4)
Afghanistan126/5(18.4 overs)
18.4
1
Little to M Nabi, 1 run
18.3
Little to M Nabi, no run
18.2
1
Little to Najib, 1 run
18.1
4
Little to Najib, FOUR runs
end of over 1810 runs
AFG: 120/5CRR: 6.66 • RRR: 3.00 • Need 6 from 12b
Mohammad Nabi25 (15)
Najibullah Zadran6 (9)
Boyd Rankin4-0-31-0
Jacob Mulder4-0-23-2
17.6
6
Rankin to M Nabi, SIX runs
17.5
1
Rankin to Najib, 1 run
17.4
1
Rankin to M Nabi, 1 run
17.3
1
Rankin to Najib, 1 run
17.2
Rankin to Najib, no run
17.1
1
Rankin to M Nabi, 1 run
end of over 1710 runs
AFG: 110/5CRR: 6.47 • RRR: 5.33 • Need 16 from 18b
Mohammad Nabi17 (12)
Najibullah Zadran4 (6)
Jacob Mulder4-0-23-2
Andy McBrine2-0-12-1
16.6
1
Mulder to M Nabi, 1 run
16.5
6
Mulder to M Nabi, SIX runs
16.4
1
Mulder to Najib, 1 run
16.3
2
Mulder to Najib, 2 runs
16.2
Mulder to Najib, no run
16.1
Mulder to Najib, no run
end of over 162 runs • 1 wicket
AFG: 100/5CRR: 6.25 • RRR: 6.50 • Need 26 from 24b
Najibullah Zadran1 (2)
Mohammad Nabi10 (10)
Andy McBrine2-0-12-1
Josh Little3-0-25-0
15.6
1
McBrine to Najib, 1 run
15.5
McBrine to Najib, no run
15.4
W
McBrine to Gulbadin, OUT

good length ball, sweeps and misses, McBrine strikes!!

Gulbadin Naib b McBrine 2 (7b 0x4 0x6) SR: 28.57
15.3
McBrine to Gulbadin, no run

driven back to McBrine

Match details
Sheikh Zayed Stadium, Abu Dhabi
TossIreland, elected to bat first
SeriesDesert T20 ChallengeAfghanistan tour of United Arab Emirates
Season2016/17
Player Of The Match
Mohammad Nabi
Mohammad Nabi
Match numberT20I no. 578
Hours of play (local time)19.00 start, First Session 19.00-20.25 Interval 20.25-20.45, Second Session 20.45-22.10
Match days14 January 2017 - night match (20-over match)
Umpires
Nepal Image
Buddhi Pradhan
U.A.E. Image
Iftikhar Ali
Reserve Umpire
Scotland XI Image
Alex Dowdalls
Match Referee
England Image
David Jukes
PointsAfghanistan 2, Ireland 0