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1st ODI, Abu Dhabi, Jan 21 2021, Ireland tour of United Arab Emirates
(50 ov, target 288)271/9
Afghanistan won by 16 runs
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Rahmanullah Gurbaz's debut hundred helps Afghanistan hold off Ireland

Rashid Khan blasts 55 off 30 and takes two wickets as Lorcan Tucker, Andy McBrine career-bests go in vain

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Scorer: Ranjith P
Commentator: Binoy George
Scorecard summary
Afghanistan287/9(50 overs)
Andy McBrine5/29(10)
Simi Singh1/45(10)
Ireland271/9(50 overs)
end of over 5011 runs
IRE: 271/9CRR: 5.42 
Craig Young12 (11)
Barry McCarthy5 (5)
Rashid Khan10-0-56-2
Gulbadin Naib7-0-36-1

Afghanistan win by 16 runs, they take the 10 super league points and lead the 3-match series 1-0.

The highlight of the match, Gurbaz's 127, first wicket partnership with Javed for 120 runs, McBrine picking a fifer for 29 runs, Rashid Khan finishing the innings with a quickfire 55.

In the Ireland innings, Paul Stirling's 39 runs, they were pegged back when they lost the top 4 wickets for 88 runs. It was Tucker's knock of 83, that kept them in the race, but in the end it was all too much for them.

The player of the match is Rahmanullah Gurbaz.

49.6
1
Rashid Khan to Young, 1 run

goes for the slog and gets an inside edge, they scamper a run.

49.5
Rashid Khan to Young, no run

makes room and cuts, misses it.

49.4
6
Rashid Khan to Young, SIX runs

connects it well and high over the wide long on fence.

49.3
Rashid Khan to Young, no run

another swing and a miss.

49.2
2b
Rashid Khan to Young, 2 byes

swing and a miss, goes past the keeper for byes.

49.1
2
Rashid Khan to Young, 2 runs

makes room and looks to go big through the off side, gets an inside edge past the keeper to fine leg.

end of over 497 runs
IRE: 260/9CRR: 5.30 • RRR: 28.00 • Need 28 from 6b
Craig Young3 (5)
Barry McCarthy5 (5)
Gulbadin Naib7-0-36-1
Rashid Khan9-0-47-2
48.6
1
Gulbadin to Young, 1 run

miscues to the onside to square leg.

48.5
1
Gulbadin to McCarthy, 1 run

hits it down the ground to long on.

48.4
1
Gulbadin to Young, 1 run

heaves it down the ground to long on.

48.3
1
Gulbadin to McCarthy, 1 run

mistimes the pull to the onside.

48.2
1
Gulbadin to Young, 1 run

steps across and pulls to deep midwicket.

48.2
1w
Gulbadin to Young, 1 wide

slower delivery down the leg side.

48.1
1
Gulbadin to McCarthy, 1 run

miscues the pull in the air to the onside.

end of over 486 runs • 1 wicket
IRE: 253/9CRR: 5.27 • RRR: 17.50 • Need 35 from 12b
Craig Young0 (2)
Barry McCarthy2 (2)
Rashid Khan9-0-47-2
Naveen-ul-Haq9-0-68-3
47.6
Rashid Khan to Young, no run

plays and misses outside the off stump.

47.5
Rashid Khan to Young, no run

plays with an angled bat behind point.

47.4
W
Rashid Khan to Tucker, OUT

uses his feet, cuts and misses, the keeper collects the ball gets rid of the stumps.

Lorcan Tucker st †Rahmanullah Gurbaz b Rashid Khan 83 (135m 96b 3x4 3x6) SR: 86.46
47.3
1
Rashid Khan to McCarthy, 1 run

moves back and pushes to the onside.

47.2
1
Rashid Khan to Tucker, 1 run

punches down the ground to long on.

47.1
4
Rashid Khan to Tucker, FOUR runs

reverse sweeps and gets it down to thirdman fence.

end of over 4715 runs • 1 wicket
IRE: 247/8CRR: 5.25 • RRR: 13.67 • Need 41 from 18b
Lorcan Tucker78 (93)
Barry McCarthy1 (1)
Naveen-ul-Haq9-0-68-3
Mujeeb Ur Rahman10-0-40-2
46.6
1
Naveen-ul-Haq to Tucker, 1 run

slog sweeps and miscues it high in the air over the mid-on fielder.

Best performances - batsmen
Rahmanullah player portrait
Rahmanullah Gurbaz
127 runs (127)
8 fours
9 sixes
Control84%
Productive shot
pull
39 runs
1 four
5 sixes
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Lorcan Tucker portrait
LJ Tucker
83 runs (96)
3 fours
3 sixes
Control75%
Productive shot
on drive
16 runs
0 fours
1 six
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Best performances - bowlers
Andy McBrine portrait
AR McBrine
O
10
M
0
R
29
W
5
ECO
2.9
  • FT
  • Y
  • F
  • G
  • SG
  • S
OFFLEG
RHB
3W1W
1W
Naveen-ul-Haq portrait
Naveen-ul-Haq
O
9
M
0
R
68
W
3
ECO
7.56
  • FT
  • Y
  • F
  • G
  • SG
  • S
OFFLEG
RHB
2W
LEGOFF
LHB
1W
Match details
Sheikh Zayed Stadium, Abu Dhabi
TossAfghanistan, elected to bat first
SeriesIreland tour of United Arab EmiratesICC Men's Cricket World Cup Super League
Season2020/21
Player Of The Match
Rahmanullah Gurbaz
Rahmanullah Gurbaz
Series resultAfghanistan led the 3-match series 1-0
Match numberODI No. 4271
Match days21 January 2021 - day match (50-over match)
ODI debut
Azmatullah Omarzai
Azmatullah Omarzai
Rahmanullah Gurbaz
Rahmanullah Gurbaz
Umpires
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Ahmed Shah Durrani
Afghanistan Image
Ahmed Shah Pakteen
TV Umpire
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Bismillah Jan Shinwari
Reserve Umpire
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Izatullah Safi
Match Referee
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Manu Nayyar
PointsAfghanistan 10, Ireland 0