4th ODI, Greater Noida, March 22, 2017, Afghanistan tour of India
(46.5/50 ov, T:221) 224/7

Ireland won by 3 wickets (with 19 balls remaining)

Player Of The Match
72* (60) & 4/26
Afghanistan Innings
Ireland Innings
Match Details
Afghanistan  (50 ovs maximum)
Mohammad Shahzad lbw b O'Brien1220050.00
Usman Ghani c Mulder b O'Brien316240018.75
Rahmat Shah c †Wilson b O'Brien0410000.00
Asghar Afghan (c)c Balbirnie b McBrine3555855063.63
Hashmatullah Shahidi  b Mulder2345503051.11
Gulbadin Naib lbw b Mulder29110022.22
Mohammad Nabi c Thompson b O'Brien4164853064.06
Rashid Khan lbw b McBrine011000.00
Shafiqullah lbw b Mulder42422880100.00
Dawlat Zadran not out 4153583177.35
Amir Hamza c †Wilson b Murtagh78150187.50
Extras(b 7, w 18)25
TOTAL49.5 Ov (RR: 4.41)220
Fall of wickets: 1-6 (Mohammad Shahzad, 0.4 ov), 2-6 (Rahmat Shah, 2.2 ov), 3-11 (Usman Ghani, 4.5 ov), 4-57 (Hashmatullah Shahidi, 16.6 ov), 5-75 (Gulbadin Naib, 20.4 ov), 6-83 (Asghar Afghan, 23.4 ov), 7-83 (Rashid Khan, 23.5 ov), 8-142 (Shafiqullah, 32.6 ov), 9-199 (Mohammad Nabi, 46.3 ov), 10-220 (Amir Hamza, 49.5 ov)
Kevin O'Brien712643.71293030
0.4 to Mohammad Shahzad, Shahzad is gone, early blow for Afghanistan. Pays the price for playing across the line. Fullish length and coming into him, plays all across it, overbalances and is trapped in front. Looked plumb. 6/1
2.2 to Rahmat Shah, appeal for caught behind. Anil Chaudhary walks over to consult the square leg umpire. Kevin O'Brien is quite confident. They have referred this to the third umpire. This was full and shaping away from Rahmat. He goes after it away from the body, does not move the feet and has to to reach out for it. There is a certain noise and some deviation as well as the ball goes to the keeper. It is a legal delivery and the TV umpire has flashed the red light. Afghanistan once again in early trouble. 6/2
4.5 to Usman Ghani, comes down the track and picks out extra cover. The pressure of lack of run gets to him. It was short of good length and he strides out and slashes a cut. Hits it straight into the hands of Jacob Mulder. Wanted to go over the off side in-field but perhaps did not give himself enough room as a result of stepping down the track. 11/3
46.3 to Mohammad Nabi, full toss hit in the air to deep backward square leg and taken by Thompson.. 199/9
Tim Murtagh8.512612.94412110
49.5 to Amir Hamza, short ball and Hamza gets a faint edge to the keeper, after he looked to pull.. 220/10
Jacob Mulder1005735.70306030
16.6 to Hashmatullah Shahidi, this is simply sensational bowling. There's flight, and so he's drawn forward. But in the process, he fails to account for the turn. Goes for the drive, the ball beats the inside edge by sneaking through the gap and onto the stumps. A wicket any lespinner would be proud of. He looked compact for large parts but one major error of playing down the wrong line has cost him big. Afghanistan in trouble.. 57/4
20.4 to Gulbadin Naib, pitches and straightens and strikes the pad, Naib was confused whether to play or let it go, loud appeal and given.. 75/5
32.6 to Shafiqullah, lovely delivery and Shafiq is struck on the pad in line with the off stump as he moves back to a straight delivery, clever bowling.. 142/8
Andy McBrine1003923.90406010
23.4 to Asghar Stanikzai, tossed up and Stanikzai goes after it and hits it down the ground to long on and the fielder is waiting there to grab it, Balbirnie takes the catch.. 83/6
23.5 to Rashid Khan, loud appeal first ball, strikes the pad as he looks to play it to the onside, plays down the wrong line. Afghanistan in deep trouble as they are 83 for the loss of 7 wickets.. 83/7
George Dockrell1014404.40404120
Paul Stirling402105.25101000
Ireland  (T: 221 runs from 50 ovs)
Ed Joyce  b Gulbadin Naib2442573057.14
Paul Stirling c Shafiqullah b Mohammad Nabi2830384193.33
William Porterfield (c)st †Mohammad Shahzad b Mohammad Nabi614240042.85
Andy Balbirnie  b Mohammad Nabi2236522061.11
Kevin O'Brien not out 72606782120.00
Gary Wilson c Mohammad Nabi b Rashid Khan4167963061.19
Stuart Thompson  b Rashid Khan81481057.14
Andy McBrine  b Mohammad Nabi5860062.50
George Dockrell not out 510170050.00
Extras(lb 7, w 6)13
TOTAL46.5 Ov (RR: 4.78)224/7
Fall of wickets: 1-48 (Paul Stirling, 9.3 ov), 2-59 (Ed Joyce, 14.1 ov), 3-59 (William Porterfield, 15.1 ov), 3-73, 4-102 (Andy Balbirnie, 25.1 ov), 5-121 (Stuart Thompson, 30.3 ov), 6-130 (Andy McBrine, 31.5 ov), 7-196 (Gary Wilson, 43.1 ov)
Amir Hamza1004804.80316000
Dawlat Zadran8.515105.77266100
Gulbadin Naib812813.50313000
14.1 to EC Joyce, through the gate. Naib pierces Joyce's defence. Straight ball, sticks the bat out, probably expecting it to angle away from him. Ends up leaving a gap between bat and pad. The ball sneaks through and disturbs the stumps. 59/2
Mohammad Nabi903043.33342010
9.3 to PR Stirling, chipped straight to mid-on. And it is a huge, huge blow for Ireland. Paul Stirling, the in-form batsman, gets off to a start and perishes. Comes down the track and the ball stops on him a little, as a result he ends up closing the bat face early and gets a leading edge. 48/1
15.1 to WTS Porterfield, turn outside off and Shahzad reckons he has had him stumped. This has been referred to the third umpire. He was pushing forward and dragged the backfoot outside the crease as the ball beats the outside edge. He slides it back in but not before Shahzad whips off the bails in a flash. That wicket was as much the keeper's as much as it was the bowler's. Superb effort all-round. 59/3
25.1 to A Balbirnie, this one keeps low and sneaks through his defence. The ball drifts in from wide of the crease, pitches on off and skids straight on. Balbirnie was looking to work it with the turn when there was none. Couldn't do much really as the ball didn't bounce enough. Bat didn't come down on time either. Big, big wicket. He was a split-second late on the shot as well.. 102/4
31.5 to AR McBrine, beauty! Once again foxed by the turn. Had no clue if this would spin away as he prodded forward half-heartedly and saw the ball drift-in, straighten and hit off stump. Played down the wrong line again. Fourth for Nabi. The series is fast slipping for the Irish.. 130/6
Rahmat Shah201005.0061000
Rashid Khan915025.55303210
30.3 to SR Thompson, this time he's got his man. Foxed him completely in length. Thompson feels for the ball, I suspect he was expecting a googly and so pushed outside the line. There was a big gap between bat and pad. This ball spun back in to sneak through. Created the doubt and then finally nipped it in the bud. Skillful from Rashid. Ireland in trouble. 121/5
43.1 to GC Wilson, holes out to the lone man at deep midwicket. Poor ball. It was too short, he could have played it wherever he pleased. This time, he hit it straight down the throat of the fielder. The ball may have skidded on a touch to prevent him from playing it behind square. Afghanistan are still alive.. 196/7
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Greater Noida Sports Complex Ground, Greater Noida
TossAfghanistan, elected to bat first
Player Of The Match
Kevin O'Brien
Series result5-match series level 2-2
Match numberODI no. 3853
Hours of play (local time)09.30 start, First Session 09.30-13.00 Interval 13.00-13.45, Second Session 13.45-17.15
Match days22 March 2017 - day (50-over match)
Ahmed Shah Durrani
Anil Chaudhary
TV Umpire
Nitin Menon
Reserve Umpire
Bismillah Jan Shinwari
Match Referee
Sri Lanka
Graeme Labrooy
  • KJ O'Brien retired hurt on 9* from 73/3 to 130/6
Ireland Innings
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