and there's the end. Comes down the track in a pre-meditated move and the bowler makes the adjustment in length. Drops it short and he has to play a forced pull late, gets a top edge for his troubles and gets it off the top edge to long-on who takes it easily
That's all we have for this game. Ireland have some serious worrying to do and need to pull up their socks before the ODI series too begins to slip away from them. Plenty of time to stage a comeback, though, as there are four games remaining. Afghanistan's unstoppable run this tour continues and they will head into the second ODI on Friday with a world of momentum and confidence. See you then. Until then, it's good bye from us. Thank you for joining us.
Baher : "Congratulation Afghanistan Every hard work has joyful result. "
Asghar Stanikzai - Every series, the first game is very important. Porterfield and Stirling played very well. Credit goes to Rashid Khan and Dawlat Zadran and it proved to be a very good comeback. The old ball is good for reverse swing and Dawlat is an experienced bowler which is capable of reversing it. That's why the game opened.
Porterfield - It's frustrating that the century did not come in a winning cause. We thought we wer ein a great position, but they never gave up and this is a game we should have won. We had a good partnership but we knew it wasn't going to be easy. We should have had a couple more partnerships to see it off. I think he played a couple of good knocks in the T20s and got a 60-odd in the previous game. So not too worried about the form of the middle order.
William Porterfield is the Man of the Match for his century.
5.20pm What a collapse this has been! Ireland were cruising and you thought they would perhaps finish this with five overs to spare. The game still got over with 19 balls to spare, just that the result wasn't quite what Ireland were hoping for. And it is that man - Rashid Khan - who did it again, with four wickets. Good support from Dawlat Zadran who also chipped in with four wickets. If you have just tuned in, Ireland were 206 for 2 in the 36th over. And from there, it has been a collapse of some proportions. Ireland's forgettable tour continues after being swept in the T20s and Afghanistan go 1-0 up. Stay tuned for the presentations.
slower yorker, dips very late and the batsman is looking to get leg side of it and whip it through the on side. Misses and the ball goes from after the leg stump to the keeper
Fazalrabi : "Ireland aren't giving up that easily. conceded 25 runs in the last three overs. It isn't yet finished. "
fuller ball, tries to force it through the off side and skews it off the inside edge to deep fine leg
full and outside off, drilled down to long-on
backs away to make room and chops this slap to mid-off
Nakhtar Romaan: "The little Afghan baby is changing the face of the game. He can deceive many of the experienced players with his googly. "
stays leg side of it to give himself room and gently pushes this towards the extra cover region
tries to clear the off-side in -field and can only get it on the bounce in front of the deep extra cover region where sweeper runs across and fields it
drops it in front of the extra cover region and they jog the single as mid-off runs in to field it
outside edge, past the diving wicketkeeper to the third man boundary. He puts in a great dive but the ball was dipping on him. Mulder pushes at one wide outside off without any feet and gets a thick outside edge
stays in the crease and whips this away to midwicket with a flat bat
full and wide outside off, not bothered with
flighted outside off, opens the bat face late and pushes this to backward point
stays in the crease and pushes this down to long-on
sliding in with the arm, tucked off the pads to deep fine leg. Fielder giving it a chase but the ball beats him to he boundary
that's the quicker ball. Stays in the crease and plays for the turn. But the ball merely straightens and goes past the inside edge to rap him on the pad. Easy call for the umpire, that hit him in front of middle and leg
tossed up outside off, comes forward to defend and gets beaten. Rooted to the crease and pushing at it
flat ball, spinning away, does not make great connection on the pull but he has picked the gap to send it to the deep midwicket boundary. The fielder there is slightly inside, more than to the bowler's liking certainly, and he makes his displeasure known
comes down the track and shovels this through extra cover. There is a fielder and he gets down to his right but the ball beats him to the boundary
short ball, pulled out to deep midwicket
Iain Climie: "What staggers me about this Afghanistan side is that they never seem to give up, which also happened in the T20s. If they get one wicket, 2 or 3 more often follow pdq."
walks down the track and the bowler drags the length back. Slapped to sweeper cover