5th ODI, Greater Noida, Mar 24 2017, Afghanistan tour of India
(48.4/50 ov, target 230)231/3
Afghanistan won by 7 wickets (with 8 balls remaining)
Player Of The Match
108* (128)
Player Of The Series
341 runs • 6 wkts
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Rahmat ton seals Afghanistan's series win

Afghanistan sealed a 3-2 ODI series win over Ireland in Greater Noida by chasing down 230 with the help of an unbeaten century from Rahmat Shah

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Scorecard summary
Ireland229/10(48.1 overs)
Ed Joyce42 (52)
Rashid Khan4/29(10)
Fareed Ahmad3/65(10)
Afghanistan231/3(48.4 overs)

4.50pm Afghanistan follow up the T20 series win with the ODI series win. This seven-wicket victory caps a dominant few weeks for Stanikzai's men. They bask in glory and celebrate. Rashid Khan, who set it up for his team with four wickets, animatedly pumps his fist.

Afghanistan were chasing for the first time this series. They lost Shahzad and Tarakai, the debutant, early but Shah and Stanikzai put Afghanistan back on track with a 73-run stand. Stanikzai fell for 39, but Shah moved to his second ODI hundred and provided the coup de grâce with a six. Shenwari also prospered, marking his return with an unbeaten fifty. Do stick around for the presentation

Fawad Saleh: "Rahmat, Nabi, Rashid, Sami, Dawlat will go onto become good Test players as well."

Harsh Dubey: "What a way to finish the match, Shah does a Dhoni."

Harsh Dubey: "Well deserved hundred by Rahmat, he deserves the Man of the Match award too."

Anmol lakhmani: "A very very high-quality knock from rahmat shah! A lad with great future ahead .."


Rahmat Shah is the Man of the Match

Shah: We just took our time on this wicket. It was nice to bat on and win it. We have put in a lot of hard work for the last two-three months.

Paul Stirling is the Man of the Series

Stirling: It was nice to get a few runs and contribute. Today we were outplayed, Rahmat took the game away from us. Afghanistan deserved the win. I like playing in the subcontinent. The ball does not do much and we can play some expansive shots. The Intercontinental Cup is a massive game for us. Hopefully we learn from these games and go well.

Stirling is the best batsman of the series

Porterfield, Ireland captain: I think we were 20-30 light with the bat. 250-260 would have made an interesting chase. Rahmat played well and took them over the line. As Paul mentioned, the last few months have done a world of good. Congratulations to Afghanistan. I am pleased with how we fought till the end.

Stanikzai, Afghanistan captain: Last few months we have won two T20 and two ODI series. Dawlat Zadran bowling well is a good sign for us. Today Shah and Shenwari played very well and showed their ability and experience.

Stanikzai collects the trophy and rejoices with his team-mates. That is all we have for you from this match. Thanks for reading. Looking forward to your company for the Intercontinental Cup four-day match, which starts on March 28. Until then, goodbye.

Dockrell to Rahmat, SIX runs

Shah seals the series with a six! He hares down the track, takes it on the half-volley, and blasts it over the bowler's head

Dockrell to Samiullah Shinwari, 1 run

non-turning full ball outside off, mowed to long-off

Dockrell to Samiullah Shinwari, FOUR runs

very full on middle, presses forward and hammers it straight over the bowler's head

Dockrell to Samiullah Shinwari, no run

flat and outside off, slog-sweeps wildly and misses

Dockrell. Afghanistan need 10 off 12 balls

end of over 485 runs
AFG: 220/3CRR: 4.58 RRR: 5.00
Rahmat Shah102 (127)
Samiullah Shinwari57 (74)
Tim Murtagh 9-1-36-1
Stuart Thompson 10-0-38-1
Murtagh to Rahmat, no run

full and outside off, backs away and flat-bats it powerfully to mid-off who is inside the circle

Murtagh to Samiullah Shinwari, 1 run

back of a length and outside off, whipped with the wrists to wide long-on

Murtagh to Rahmat, 1 run

Shah backs away outside leg, this is bowled short on the leg stump, skewed to the right of cover

Murtagh to Rahmat, 2 runs

full and outside off, glided to the right of deep third man. Shah removes the helmet, swipes the bat in the air and celebrates his second ODI hundred. He elicits warm applause from his team-mates

Murtagh to Samiullah Shinwari, 1 run

length and outside off, drilled back, forces the umpire to take evasive action

Murtagh to Samiullah Shinwari, no run

short of a length on off, steps away outside leg and flat-bats it back to the bowler

end of over 473 runs
AFG: 215/3CRR: 4.57 RRR: 5.00
Rahmat Shah99 (124)
Samiullah Shinwari55 (71)
Stuart Thompson 10-0-38-1
Tim Murtagh 8-1-31-1
Thompson to Rahmat, no run

good length on off, driven to straight midwicket. Shah was to wait for his hundred

Thompson to Rahmat, no run

nice and full outside off, forward and driven to cover

Thompson to Samiullah Shinwari, 1 run

very full and outside off, shovel-driven to mid-off, where the fielder fumbles

Thompson to Rahmat, 1 run

full and outside off, eased in the gap at cover

Thompson to Rahmat, no run

back of a length on off, punched down to long-on

Thompson to Samiullah Shinwari, 1 run

just short of a good length and outside off, the ball does not come onto the bat. He looks to force the pace and bottom-edges a swipe past the leg stump

end of over 463 runs
AFG: 212/3CRR: 4.60 RRR: 4.50
Rahmat Shah98 (120)
Samiullah Shinwari53 (69)
Tim Murtagh 8-1-31-1
Jacob Mulder 9-0-52-0
Murtagh to Rahmat, no run

back of a length on off, opens the face and nudges the ball to the left of cover. Shah eyes a risky single, but Shenwari sends him back

Murtuza: "*potentially a series winning century stand"

Murtagh to Rahmat, no run

full on off, stretches forward and drives it ram-rod straight down the ground, so much so it hits the stumps at the bowler's end

Murtagh to Samiullah Shinwari, 1 run

back of a length, picked off the hips to long leg

Murtagh to Samiullah Shinwari, no run

back of a length and angled in on off, presses forward and plays with a straight bat to cover

Match details
Greater Noida Sports Complex Ground, Greater Noida
TossIreland, elected to bat first
SeriesAfghanistan tour of IndiaIreland tour of United Arab Emirates and India
Player Of The Match
Rahmat Shah
Rahmat Shah
Player Of The Series
Paul Stirling
Paul Stirling
Series resultAfghanistan won the 5-match series 3-2
Match numberODI no. 3854
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 days24 March 2017 - day (50-over match)
ODI debut
Najeeb Tarakai
Najeeb Tarakai
List A debut
Najeeb Tarakai
Najeeb Tarakai
Afghanistan Image
Ahmed Shah Pakteen
India Image
Nitin Menon
TV Umpire
India Image
Anil Chaudhary
Reserve Umpire
Afghanistan Image
Bismillah Jan Shinwari
Match Referee
Sri Lanka Image
Graeme Labrooy