fuller outside off, Singh cannot put bat on it
That's all from our side. See you soon.
Mujeeb Ur Rahman is the Man of the Match.
Asghar Afghan: Happy to win the series. We focused on some strike rotation before going for quick runs. The ball wasn't coming on to the bat. We know our strength, we bat long and can target the death overs. One the ball is a bit old, Rashid is very good. So we know what combination to go with. We want to stay positive because every game is important.
Balbirnie: We started pretty well but you have to good for the whole 20 overs. We tend to start well in the T20Is but need some balance in the middle order. The series is now gone but it's a big year and we need to focus on the third game.
Azweer: ""Little" expensive last over made the huge difference between the teams result.."
5.05pm So a 21-run win takes Afghanistan to an unassailable 2-0 lead in this three-match T20I series. Mujeeb picked up 3 for 38 while Nabi and Rashid were economical as usual. Earlier, Asghar Afghan's 28-ball 49 had lifted Afghanistan to 184 for 4 after a sluggish start.
fuller around off, hits it towards long-on for a couple. A direct hit at the bowler's end but Dockrell was in
length ball outside off, pulled towards deep midwicket for a single
slower length ball outside off, Simi Singh comes down the track but fails to connect
length ball around off, pulled towards deep backward square leg
length ball around off, pulled towards long-on
Ireland need 26 from the 20th over, Afghanistan too had got 26 from their last over
another googly, swept towards deep square leg
down the track, reaches to the pitch and smashes it over long-off
length outside off, hits it towards long-off from the back foot
a googly, chopped towards midwicket for a couple
fuller around off, backs away and lofts it straight down the ground. Long-off cannot reach there
fuller down the leg side, sweeps it towards square leg
fuller around off, lofted towards long-on but fails to clear Nabi
length ball, pulled towards backward square leg
length ball around off, pulls it towards backward square leg. A direct hit would have been out. In fact, if the keeper was behind the stumps, that too would have resulted in the dismissal but instead he tried to deflect on to the stumps
goes for the pull but the ball hurries on to him. Only a single to deep midwicket
fuller outside off and smashed down the ground. Along the ground but long-off fails to spot it
length ball outside off, goes for the reverse sweep but fails to connect
49 required from 18 balls. Shapoor goes around the wicket
length outside off, backs away and cannot connect the cut
Ranjith R: "Shall v call Russell at No. 7." -- Think he's the only man who can help Ireland out here
and again, this time Tector backs away and goes for the cut. Misses and the ball hits the top of the off