RESULT
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
paul-stirling
Player Of The Series
188 runs • 1 wkt
paul-stirling
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Scorecard summary
Afghanistan 177/10(48.2 overs)
Rahmat Shah 44 (66)
Barry McCarthy3/32 (9.2)
Ireland 180/5(38 overs)
end of over 3810 runs
IRE: 180/5CRR: 4.73 
Kevin O'Brien10 (17b 2x4)
Stuart Poynter1 (1b)
Mujeeb Ur Rahman 10-1-42-1
Rashid Khan 9-1-17-2
37.6
4
Mujeeb to K O'Brien, FOUR runs

tossed on leg, sweeps it fine and past short fine leg for a boundary to do it in style, Ireland have won the game and the series 2-1

37.5
1
Mujeeb to Poynter, 1 run

onto the frontfoot and driven down to long-on for a run

37.4
1
Mujeeb to K O'Brien, 1 run

tossed outside off, drives it towards cover for a run

37.3
4
Mujeeb to K O'Brien, FOUR runs

tossed up, onto the frontfoot to drive and gets a edge away from the slip fielder down to thirdman for a boundary

37.2
Mujeeb to K O'Brien, no run

tossed up, onto the frontfoot and goes for a drive but beaten

37.1
Mujeeb to K O'Brien, no run

quick outside off, tries to cut it from his position but misses

end of over 371 run • 1 wicket
IRE: 170/5CRR: 4.59 RRR: 0.61
Kevin O'Brien1 (12b)
Rashid Khan 9-1-17-2
Shapoor Zadran 7-0-71-0
36.6
W
Rashid Khan to Stirling, OUT

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

Paul Stirling lbw b Rashid Khan 101 (97b 11x4 4x6) SR: 104.12
36.5
Rashid Khan to Stirling, no run

looped up, drives it nicely to cover fielder

36.4
Rashid Khan to Stirling, no run

looped on off, blocks it carefully to cover

36.3
Rashid Khan to Stirling, no run

onto the frontfoot and does a defense

36.2
1
Rashid Khan to K O'Brien, 1 run

looped on off, pushes it to point for a quick run

36.1
Rashid Khan to K O'Brien, no run

looped on middle, onto the frontfoot and does a defense

end of over 3620 runs
IRE: 169/4CRR: 4.69 RRR: 0.64
Paul Stirling101 (93b 11x4 4x6)
Kevin O'Brien0 (10b)
Shapoor Zadran 7-0-71-0
Mohammad Nabi 9-0-28-2
35.6
4
Shapoor to Stirling, FOUR runs

short ball on off, drags it to mid-wicket to reach his century in style, superb batting display by stirling. he has smashed shapoor all around the ground

35.5
6
Shapoor to Stirling, SIX runs

short outside off this time, comes down and goes with flow, slaps it over covers for a huge six, hes racing towards his century with the wins also coming along

35.4
6
Shapoor to Stirling, SIX runs

short ball on middle, moves across and hooks it away to fine leg for a six

35.3
4
Shapoor to Stirling, FOUR runs

short ball again, moves away out of off-stump and pulls it down to fine leg for a boundary

35.2
Shapoor to Stirling, no run

short again, tries the cheeky cut but misses on it

35.1
Shapoor to Stirling, no run

short ball, gets behind it nicely and does a defense

end of over 351 run
IRE: 149/4CRR: 4.25 RRR: 1.93
Kevin O'Brien0 (10b)
Paul Stirling81 (87b 9x4 2x6)
Mohammad Nabi 9-0-28-2
Mujeeb Ur Rahman 9-1-32-1
34.6
M Nabi to K O'Brien, no run

tossed up, onto the backfoot and does a defense

34.5
M Nabi to K O'Brien, no run

tossed on middle, onto the frontfoot and does a defense

Match details
Sharjah Cricket Stadium
TossAfghanistan, elected to bat first
Series
Season2017/18
Player Of The Match
Ireland
Paul Stirling
Player Of The Series
Ireland
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)
Umpires
Afghanistan
Ahmed Shah Pakteen
Sri Lanka
Ruchira Palliyaguruge
Reserve Umpire
Afghanistan
Izatullah Safi
Match Referee
India
Javagal Srinath
Ireland Innings
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