3rd ODI (D/N), Sharjah, December 10, 2017, Ireland tour of United Arab Emirates
(38/50 ov, T:178) 180/5

Ireland won by 5 wickets (with 72 balls remaining)

Player Of The Match
101 (97) & 1/25
Player Of The Series
188 runs • 1 wkt
Afghanistan Innings
Ireland Innings
Match Details
Afghanistan  (50 ovs maximum)
Javed Ahmadi c Balbirnie b Murtagh2731-3187.09
Noor Ali Zadran  b Rankin914-1064.28
Rahmat Shah c Rankin b Dockrell4466-3166.66
Asghar Afghan (c)c McCarthy b Stirling524-0020.83
Nasir Jamal c McCarthy b Dockrell1836-1050.00
Mohammad Nabi c KJ O'Brien b Dockrell15-0020.00
Gulbadin Naib c †NJ O'Brien b McCarthy1540-1037.50
Rashid Khan c Dockrell b McCarthy4455-6180.00
Shafiqullah c Rankin b McCarthy03-000.00
Shapoor Zadran c Poynter b Dockrell08-000.00
Mujeeb Ur Rahman not out 48-1050.00
Extras(lb 1, w 9)10
TOTAL48.2 Ov (RR: 3.66)177
Fall of wickets: 1-34 (Javed Ahmadi, 6.5 ov), 2-36 (Noor Ali Zadran, 7.4 ov), 3-64 (Asghar Afghan, 17.2 ov), 4-102 (Rahmat Shah, 26.5 ov), 5-106 (Mohammad Nabi, 28.4 ov), 6-109 (Nasir Jamal, 30.1 ov), 7-137 (Gulbadin Naib, 40.1 ov), 8-142 (Shafiqullah, 40.6 ov), 9-169 (Shapoor Zadran, 45.4 ov), 10-177 (Rashid Khan, 48.2 ov)
Tim Murtagh1002712.70454000
6.5 to Javed Ahmadi, length ball on middle, looks to loft it over mid-on but gets it straight in the air, mid-on jogs backwards with his eye on the ball and takes a good catch to make up for the last drop by him. 34/1
George Dockrell902843.11350130
26.5 to Rahmat Shah, tossed outside off as he comes down, reaches for it and hits it high and straight to long-off fielder for an easy catch. 102/4
28.4 to Mohammad Nabi, tossed outside off, lure him into a big shot with the flight, comes down and goes for it towards cover but gets a outside edge and to the short thirdman. 106/5
30.1 to Nasir Jamal, flighted on leg, down on the knee to sweep and connects but plays it straight to short square leg. 109/6
45.4 to Shapoor Zadran, tossed up, lures him into the big shot and gets hims hold out at mid-wicket for a good catch just inside the boundary. 169/9
Boyd Rankin1004114.10426020
7.4 to Noor Ali Zadran, length ball outside off, tries to cut but gets a inside edge onto the stumps. 36/2
Barry McCarthy9.203233.42382120
40.1 to Gulbadin Naib, short ball, goes for a pull and gets a top edge in the air, keeper gets under it and takes a good catch. 137/7
40.6 to Shafiqullah, full outside off, gives it a big heave towards mid-off and finds the tallest man on the park, rankin pops it from mid air, would have easily cleared any other fielder in that position. 142/8
48.2 to Rashid Khan, slow on leg, moves back with a pull high in the air and straight to mid-wicket for a easy catch, pin drop silence in the crowd and thats the end of afghanistan inning. 177/10
Paul Stirling512515.00162100
17.2 to Asghar Stanikzai, tossed up, comes down the pitch once again and doesn't get hold of it, striaght to point fielder and drinks called. 64/3
Kevin O'Brien502304.60162020
Ireland  (T: 178 runs from 50 ovs)
William Porterfield (c) b Mujeeb Ur Rahman419-0021.05
Paul Stirling lbw b Rashid Khan10197-114104.12
Andy Balbirnie st †Shafiqullah b Mohammad Nabi3547-4074.46
Niall O'Brien lbw b Rashid Khan513-1038.46
Gary Wilson c sub (Najibullah Zadran) b Mohammad Nabi1134-1032.35
Kevin O'Brien not out 1017-2058.82
Stuart Poynter not out 11-00100.00
Extras(b 4, lb 6, w 3)13
TOTAL38 Ov (RR: 4.73)180/5
Fall of wickets: 1-29 (William Porterfield, 5.3 ov), 2-91 (Andy Balbirnie, 18.2 ov), 3-96 (Niall O'Brien, 21.3 ov), 4-147 (Gary Wilson, 32.5 ov), 5-170 (Paul Stirling, 36.6 ov)
Shapoor Zadran7071010.14198420
Mujeeb Ur Rahman1014214.20386000
5.3 to WTS Porterfield, flighted up, onto the frontfoot to defend but gets beaten by the slight spin away and knocks the off-stump. 29/1
Gulbadin Naib311204.00101000
Rashid Khan911721.88421010
21.3 to NJ O'Brien, looped on middle-off and it jabs back sharp and gets him on the backfoot, loud appeal and up goes the finger. 96/3
36.6 to PR Stirling, googly on off, comes forward to block it but got beaten and struck on his belly, loud appeal and given, great inning by stirling comes an end. 170/5
Mohammad Nabi902823.11353000
18.2 to A Balbirnie, tossed up, comes down the pitch to hit it out of the park but got beaten and no mistake by the keeper, takes the bails of in a flash. 91/2
32.5 to GC Wilson, tossed on middle, flicks it towards long-on but finds the short mid-wicket fielder instead for a soft dismissal. 147/4
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Sharjah Cricket Stadium
TossAfghanistan, elected to bat first
Player Of The Match
Paul Stirling
Player Of The Series
Paul Stirling
Series resultIreland won the 3-match series 2-1
Match numberODI no. 3940
Hours of play (local time)14.30 start, First Session 14.30-18.00, Interval 18.00-18.45, Second Session 18.45-22.15
Match days10 December 2017 - daynight (50-over match)
Ahmed Shah Pakteen
Sri Lanka
Ruchira Palliyaguruge
Reserve Umpire
Izatullah Safi
Match Referee
Javagal Srinath
Ireland Innings
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