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1st ODI, Greater Noida, Mar 15 2017, Ireland tour of United Arab Emirates and India
(46.5/50 ov, target 293)262
Afghanistan won by 30 runs
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• The Report by Akshay Gopalakrishnan

Dawlat, Rashid fire Afghanistan to fighting win

Dawlat Zadran and Rashid Khan took four wickets each as Ireland faltered from a dominant position in a chase of 293 to concede the first ODI to Afghanistan by 30 runs

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Scorer: Raghav V
Commentator: Akshay Gopalakrishnan\
Scorecard summary
Afghanistan292/7(50 overs)
Ireland262/10(46.5 overs)

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.

46.5
W
Zadran to Chase, OUT

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

Peter Chase c sub (Shafiqullah) b Dawlat Zadran 8 (8b 1x4 0x6) SR: 100
46.4
Zadran to Chase, no run

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. "

46.3
1
Zadran to Mulder, 1 run

fuller ball, tries to force it through the off side and skews it off the inside edge to deep fine leg

46.2
1
Zadran to Chase, 1 run

full and outside off, drilled down to long-on

46.1
1
Zadran to Mulder, 1 run

backs away to make room and chops this slap to mid-off

end of over 468 runs
IRE: 259/9CRR: 5.63 RRR: 8.50 • Need 34 from 24b
Jacob Mulder13 (9)
Peter Chase7 (5)
Gulbadin Naib9-0-54-0
Rashid Khan9-0-48-4

Nakhtar Romaan: "The little Afghan baby is changing the face of the game. He can deceive many of the experienced players with his googly. "

45.6
1
Gulbadin to Mulder, 1 run

stays leg side of it to give himself room and gently pushes this towards the extra cover region

45.5
1
Gulbadin to Chase, 1 run

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

45.4
1
Gulbadin to Mulder, 1 run

drops it in front of the extra cover region and they jog the single as mid-off runs in to field it

45.3
4
Gulbadin to Mulder, FOUR runs

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

45.2
1
Gulbadin to Chase, 1 run

stays in the crease and whips this away to midwicket with a flat bat

45.1
Gulbadin to Chase, no run

full and wide outside off, not bothered with

end of over 459 runs • 1 wicket
IRE: 251/9CRR: 5.57 RRR: 8.40 • Need 42 from 30b
Jacob Mulder7 (6)
Peter Chase5 (2)
Rashid Khan9-0-48-4
Mohammad Nabi9-0-38-0
44.6
Rashid Khan to Mulder, no run

flighted outside off, opens the bat face late and pushes this to backward point

44.5
1
Rashid Khan to Chase, 1 run

stays in the crease and pushes this down to long-on

44.4
4
Rashid Khan to Chase, FOUR runs

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

44.3
W
Rashid Khan to Dockrell, OUT

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

George Dockrell lbw b Rashid Khan 12 (14b 1x4 0x6) SR: 85.71
44.2
Rashid Khan to Dockrell, no run

tossed up outside off, comes forward to defend and gets beaten. Rooted to the crease and pushing at it

44.1
4
Rashid Khan to Dockrell, FOUR runs

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

end of over 448 runs
IRE: 242/8CRR: 5.50 RRR: 8.50 • Need 51 from 36b
Jacob Mulder7 (5)
George Dockrell8 (11)
Mohammad Nabi9-0-38-0
Rashid Khan8-0-39-3
43.6
4
M Nabi to Mulder, FOUR runs

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

43.5
1
M Nabi to Dockrell, 1 run

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."

43.4
1
M Nabi to Mulder, 1 run

walks down the track and the bowler drags the length back. Slapped to sweeper cover

Match details
Greater Noida Sports Complex Ground, Greater Noida
TossAfghanistan, elected to bat first
SeriesIreland tour of United Arab Emirates and IndiaAfghanistan tour of India
Season2016/17
Player Of The Match
William Porterfield
William Porterfield
Series resultAfghanistan led the 5-match series 1-0
Match numberODI no. 3850
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 days15 March 2017 - day(50-over match)
Umpires
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Ahmed Shah Pakteen
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Nitin Menon
TV Umpire
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Anil Chaudhary
Match Referee
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Graeme Labrooy