RESULT
Greater Noida, March 28 - 30, 2017, ICC Intercontinental Cup
(f/o) 261 & 104

Afghanistan won by an innings and 172 runs

Player Of The Match
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asghar-afghan
Afghanistan 1st INNINGS 
BATTING RBM4s6sSR
Mohammad Shahzad c Stirling b Anderson8513015910265.38
Shabir Noori lbw b McBrine1548563031.25
Rahmat Shah c †O'Brien b Anderson46951237048.42
Asghar Afghan (c)st †O'Brien b Dockrell1452092779769.37
Nasir Jamal c †O'Brien b Chase731021329171.56
Hashmatullah Shahidi c Wilson b McBrine27150028.57
Mohammad Nabi c Chase b Dockrell1114150178.57
Afsar Zazai not out 1031541678466.88
Rashid Khan  b Dockrell8992088.88
Dawlat Zadran not out 3269843246.37
Extras(b 2, lb 11, nb 4)17
TOTAL138.5 Ov (RR: 3.86)537/8d
Did not bat: Zahir Khan 
Fall of wickets: 1-39 (Shabir Noori, 14.5 ov), 2-145 (Mohammad Shahzad, 43.1 ov), 3-174 (Rahmat Shah, 49.3 ov), 4-318 (Nasir Jamal, 83.2 ov), 5-330 (Hashmatullah Shahidi, 86.2 ov), 6-346 (Mohammad Nabi, 89.5 ov), 7-420 (Asghar Afghan, 113.1 ov), 8-428 (Rashid Khan, 115.4 ov)
BOWLINGOMRWECON0s4s6sWDNB
Tim Murtagh1926303.31869100
Peter Chase23.5011114.659310304
83.2 to Nasir Jamal, finally Ireland have a wicket! Short and wide outside the off stump; the sort of deliveries that get you boundaries. Jamal chases it and gets an outside edge back to the keeper. Such poor judgement after a good display for close to couple of hours. 318/4
George Dockrell45616033.5519717600
89.5 to Mohammad Nabi, . 346/6
113.1 to Asghar Afghan, finally Ireland have a wicket! Bowls one which fizzy and beats the attempted stroke of Asghar. He skips way down the track and won't be able to get back in. The turn beat him and beats the defensive push. That was a superb delivery by Dockrell. 420/7
115.4 to Rashid Khan, Dockrell has another wicket! Rashid Khan who played a couple of brilliant strokes in the previous over of Dockrell has a rush of blood and skips down the track in an attempt to flick it and yorks himself. He misses and the ball pegs back the off stump. Beat Asghar with turn and Rashid with an arm-ball. Dockrell is plying his wares more sensibly. 428/8
Andy McBrine3089823.261318400
14.5 to Shabir Noori, the pressure that builds up over constant search for boundaries leads to the dismissal. They look for deliveries off which they can hit boundaries and try to defend others. Eventually a ball which the batsman finds unplayable comes through. This time it was pitched outside off and turning in. He was looking to defend it and misses. He is struck on the pad and is plumb in front. 39/1
86.2 to Hashmatullah Shahidi, . 330/5
John Anderson2119224.38737300
43.1 to Mohammad Shahzad, fuller ball outside the leg stump. He looks to turn it away and gets an leading edge to the fielder at cover. He was getting a little tired too. 145/2
49.3 to Rahmat Shah, good length delivery outside the off stump. He looks to drive it and gets an outside edge back to the keeper. It's a surprise that he manages to hold on to the catch.. 174/3
Ireland 1st INNINGS 
BATTING RBM4s6sSR
William Porterfield (c)lbw b Mohammad Nabi412121033.33
Ed Joyce lbw b Rashid Khan451101465140.90
Andy Balbirnie c Shabir Noori b Zahir Khan62881179070.45
Niall O'Brien lbw b Rashid Khan1737422045.94
Gary Wilson c Mohammad Shahzad b Rashid Khan45150080.00
John Anderson not out 611751907034.85
George Dockrell lbw b Rashid Khan098000.00
Paul Stirling  b Rashid Khan047000.00
Andy McBrine lbw b Mohammad Nabi1844503040.90
Tim Murtagh lbw b Zahir Khan220280010.00
Peter Chase c Mohammad Shahzad b Rahmat Shah1650733032.00
Extras(b 28, nb 4)32
TOTAL91.4 Ov (RR: 2.84, 343 Mts)261
Fall of wickets: 1-6 (William Porterfield, 2.6 ov), 2-123 (Andy Balbirnie, 33.5 ov), 3-127 (Ed Joyce, 34.5 ov), 4-143 (Gary Wilson, 38.5 ov), 5-162 (Niall O'Brien, 44.5 ov), 6-164 (George Dockrell, 46.5 ov), 7-170 (Paul Stirling, 48.5 ov), 8-213 (Andy McBrine, 63.6 ov), 9-219 (Tim Murtagh, 71.6 ov), 10-261 (Peter Chase, 91.4 ov)
BOWLINGOMRWECON0s4s6sWDNB
Mohammad Nabi20.164522.23966000
2.6 to WTS Porterfield, fuller ball outside the off stump. He comes forward and looks to defend it. He misses and is struck in line with the off stump. He is adjudged LBW. 6/1
63.6 to AR McBrine, on the off stump line. He was looking to sweep it but misses. The ball comes in with the angle and would've been hitting the stumps. 8th wicket down for Ireland. 213/8
Dawlat Zadran1424803.42647003
Rashid Khan3159953.1913512100
34.5 to EC Joyce, Finally after tormenting Joyce for a long time, Rashid has his wicket. A googly again. He is struck in line with the leg stump, but was it pitching outside the leg stump? Looks like it did. No point in any discussions as the umpire has raised his finger.. 127/3
38.5 to GC Wilson, a spitting leg-break from the middle stump. Wilson looks to defend it and gets an outside edge to the keeper (who is Shahzad) and he takes it. Going by the body language of Shahzad, one can doubt if there was an edge. He is normally very excited, but this time around, he is very guarded. 143/4
44.5 to NJ O'Brien, that's what happens when you don't pick the googlies out of hand. You can be foxed by the conventional leg-break too. Outside the off stump. He moves across and offers pad as a line of defence anticipating a googly. It's a leg-break and hit him in front of middle. Superb bowling by Rashid, knowing he has the batsman dancing to his tunes. 162/5
46.5 to GH Dockrell, googly on the off stump line and Dockrell also fails to spot it. He looks to defend it and is beaten. He is plumb in front. Ireland are well and truly down!. 164/6
48.5 to PR Stirling, good length ball on the middle stump. He plays inside the line of leg-break thinking it would be a googly. He is beaten and the ball hits the top of off stump. Poor batting by Ireland's batsmen. That's a wicket of the fifth ball of the over again and his fifth wicket. 170/7
Zahir Khan19.553521.761004001
33.5 to A Balbirnie, finally Afghanistan have a wicket! He looks to defend it and gets an inside-edge onto the pad and then to the short-leg fielder who takes it. 123/2
71.6 to TJ Murtagh, fuller ball on the middle and off. He looks to defend it, failing to spot the wrong one. He is hit plumb in front of the middle and has to make his way back to the pavilion. 219/9
Rahmat Shah6.44610.90371000
91.4 to PKD Chase, short ball outside the off stump. He looks to cut it and gets a faint edge back to the keeper. Chase is frustrated with himself but he has put in a mammoth effort. All eyes will be on the Afghan skipper. Will he enforce the follow-on?. 261/10
Ireland 2nd INNINGS (FOLLOWING ON) 
BATTING RBM4s6sSR
William Porterfield (c)c Rahmat Shah b Dawlat Zadran8992088.88
Ed Joyce  b Mohammad Nabi1140750127.50
Andy Balbirnie c †Afsar Zazai b Rashid Khan1354472024.07
John Anderson lbw b Mohammad Nabi01514000.00
Niall O'Brien c †Afsar Zazai b Rashid Khan15151921100.00
Gary Wilson lbw b Rashid Khan1530302050.00
Paul Stirling c Rahmat Shah b Mohammad Nabi1690016.66
Andy McBrine c Dawlat Zadran b Mohammad Nabi1417193082.35
George Dockrell c Mohammad Shahzad b Mohammad Nabi1036371027.77
Tim Murtagh st †Afsar Zazai b Mohammad Nabi067000.00
Peter Chase not out 1112131191.66
Extras(b 5, lb 1)6
TOTAL40 Ov (RR: 2.60, 144 Mts)104
Fall of wickets: 1-8 (William Porterfield, 2.3 ov), 2-26 (Andy Balbirnie, 14.4 ov), 3-37 (John Anderson, 19.2 ov), 4-38 (Ed Joyce, 19.5 ov), 5-56 (Niall O'Brien, 24.4 ov), 6-69 (Paul Stirling, 27.3 ov), 7-69 (Gary Wilson, 28.4 ov), 8-83 (Andy McBrine, 33.2 ov), 9-83 (Tim Murtagh, 35.2 ov), 10-104 (George Dockrell, 39.6 ov)
BOWLINGOMRWECON0s4s6sWDNB
Dawlat Zadran611412.33313000
2.3 to WTS Porterfield, fuller ball outside the off stump. Porterfield went for the drive and gets an outside edge to the gully fielder. Just the start Afghanistan needed. Superb bowling by Dawlat. 8/1
Mohammad Nabi2064062.001015100
19.2 to J Anderson, fuller ball on the middle stump. Anderson looks to flick it away and misses. It is hitting him in front of the middle stump. Anderson gone without making a contribution this time around. 37/3
19.5 to EC Joyce, fuller ball on the off stump. He is looking to play on the back foot and for the turn. He was beaten on both counts. It was a straighter one and he should've been forward. Ireland slide further. 38/4
27.3 to PR Stirling, short on the middle stump. He pulls it straight into the hands of the fielder at deep midwicket. Ireland needs someone to show some spine. They are folding up too early, much to their own embarrassment. 69/6
33.2 to AR McBrine, comes down the wicket and tamely lofts up a catch to mid-on. Dawlat accepts the offering with glee and Afghanistan inch closer to victory. 83/8
35.2 to TJ Murtagh, good length ball outside the off stump. He looks to skip down the track and loft it away. He misses and Zazai whips the bails off in a flash. 83/9
39.6 to GH Dockrell, and it's all over! Bowls one outside the off stump. He looks to defend it and gets an outside edge to Shahzad at first slip. He takes a catch finally and Afghanistan win by innings and 172 runs. 104/10
Rashid Khan1444433.14675200
14.4 to A Balbirnie, good length ball outside the off stump. He looks to defend it and gets an outside edge back to the keeper. That's a tame end and Ireland are struggling. 26/2
24.4 to NJ O'Brien, fuller ball outside the off stump. He has decided in his mind to dictate terms to Rashid. He gets a top-edge and Zazai runs to his right and takes the catch. 56/5
28.4 to GC Wilson, after struggling with the sweep for a long time, Wilson misses a ball on the leg stump and is plumb in front. Ireland are folding up without a fight here. 69/7
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MATCH DETAILS
Greater Noida Sports Complex Ground, Greater Noida
TossAfghanistan, elected to bat first
Series
Season2016/17
Player Of The Match
Afghanistan
Asghar Afghan
Hours of play (local time)10.00am start, Lunch 12.00-12.40, Tea 14.40-15.00, Close 17.00
Match days28,29,30 March 2017 - day (4-day match)
Umpires
Afghanistan
Ahmed Shah Pakteen
India
Nandan
Reserve Umpire
Afghanistan
Bismillah Jan Shinwari
Match Referee
Sri Lanka
Graeme Labrooy
PointsAfghanistan 20, Ireland 0
CLOSE OF PLAY
Tue, 28 Mar - day 1 - Afghanistan 1st innings 357/6 (Asghar Afghan 110*, Afsar Zazai 11*, 96 ov)
Wed, 29 Mar - day 2 - Ireland 1st innings 170/7 (John Anderson 10*, Andy McBrine 0*, 51 ov)
Thu, 30 Mar - day 3 - Ireland 2nd innings 104 (40 ov) - end of match
MATCH NOTES
General
  • Afghanistan 1st Innings
  • Drinks: Afghanistan 39/1 in 14.5 overs (M Shahzad 24)
  • Afghanistan: 50 runs in 19.4 overs ( 118 balls), Extras 1
  • Mohammad Shahzad: 50 runs off 68 balls (8x4) (2x6)
  • 2nd wicket : 50 runs in 71 balls ( Rahmat Shah 16, M Shahzad 51, Ex 7)
  • Afghanistan: 100 runs in 30.3 overs (183 balls), Extras 7
  • Lunch: Afghanistan 112/1 in 33 overs (M Shahzad 69, Rahmat Shah 21)
  • 2nd wicket: 100 runsk in 155 balls (Rahmat shah 33, M Shahzad 84,Ex 7
  • Afghanistan: 150 runs in 45.2 overs (272 balls), Extras 7
  • Afghanistan: 200 runs in 58.3 overs (357 balls), Extras 7
  • Asghar Stanikzai: 50 runs off 50 balls (2x4) (4x6)
  • 4th wicket: 50 runs in 75 balls (Nasir Jamal 17, Asghar 55, Ex 7
  • Tea: Afghanistan 234/3 in 65 overs (Asghar Stanikzai 57, Nasir Jamal 24)
  • Afghanistan: 250 runs in 69.2 overs (416 balls), Ex 7
  • Nasir Jamal: 50 runs off 72 balls (6x4) (1x6)
  • 4th Wicket: 100 runs in 158 balls (Asghar 71, Nasir 55, Ex 7)
  • New ball taken after 80 overs (208/3)
  • Drinks: Afghanistan 299/3 in 81 overs (Asghar 79, Nasir 67)
  • Afghanistan: 300 runs in 81.1 overs (487 balls), Extras 7
  • Asghar: 100 runs off 137 balls (7x4) (5x6)
  • Afghanistan: 350 runs in 90.5 overs (547 balls), Extras 9
  • End of day: Afghanistan 357/6 in 96 overs (Afsar 6, Ashar 110)
  • 7th Wicket: 50 runs in 112 balls (Asghar 135, Afsar 20, Ex 10)
  • Afghanistan: 400 runs in 109.4 overs (661 balls), Extras 10
  • Drinks: Afghanistan 406/6 in 111 overs (Asghar 137, Afsar 26)
  • Afghanistan: 450 runs in 118.3 overs (714 balls), Extras 11
  • Afsar: 50 runs off 93 balls (4x4) (3x6)
  • Lunch: Afghanistan 470/8 in 128 overs (Afsar 64, Dawlat 9)
  • 9th Wicket: 50 runs in 78 balls (Afsar 67, Dawlat 10, Ex 16)
  • Afghanistan: 500 runs in 132.3 overs (798 balls), Extras 16
  • 9th Wicket: 100 runs in 138 balls (Afsar 99, Dawlat 32, Ex 17)
  • Afsar:100 runs 154 balls (8x4, 4x6)
  • Innings Break: Afghanistan 537/8 in 138.5 overs
  • Ireland 1st Innings
  • Ireland: 50 runs in 14 overs (84 balls),Ex 0
  • 2nd Wicket: 50 runs in 70 balls (Joyce 24, Balbirnie 30, Ex 0)
  • Mohammad Shahzad kept in place of Afsar Zazai from 36.1 overs
  • Ireland: 50 runs in 14 overs (84 balls), Extras 0
  • 2nd Wicket: 50 runs in 70 balls (EC Joyce 24, A Balbarnie 30 )
  • A Balbirnie: 50 runs off 64 balls (8x4)
  • Ireland: 100 runs in 27.5 overs (169 balls), Extras 3
  • 2nd Wicket: 100 runs in 162 balls (EC Joyce 42, A Balbirnie 56, Ex 4)
  • Drinks: Ireland 117/1 in 32 overs ( EC Joyce 44, A Balbirnie 61)
  • Ireland: 150 runs in 40.5 overs (247 balls), Extras 20
  • End of day : Ireland 170/7 in 51 overs (J Anderson 10, AR MicBrine 0)
  • Day 3
  • Ireland: 200 runs in 61.1 overs (369 balls), Extras 30
  • Drinks: Ireland 219/8 in 70 overs (J Anderson 37, TJ Murtagh 2)
  • J Anderson: 50 runs off 147 balls (6x4)
  • Ireland: 250 runs in 88 overs (531 balls), Extras 31
  • Innings Break: Ireland 261/10 in 91.4 overs (J Anderson 61)
  • Ireland 2nd Innings
  • Drinks: Ireland 22/1 in 12 overs (EC Joyce 4, A Balbirnie 9)
  • Ireland: 50 runs in 22.5 overs (137 balls), Extras 6
  • Tea: Ireland 66/5 in 26 overs (GC Wilson 13, PR Stirling 0)
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AFG76011212.187
IRE75111091.369
NED7322720.958
HKG7231590.915
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