3rd T20I, Greater Noida, March 10, 2020, Ireland tour of India
(20 ov, T:143) 142/7

Match tied (Ireland won the one-over eliminator)

Player Of The Match
26 (21)
Player Of The Series
105 runs
Ireland Innings
Afghanistan Innings
Match Details
Ireland  (20 ovs maximum)
Paul Stirling c Mohammad Nabi b Naveen-ul-Haq04-000.00
Kevin O'Brien c Rashid Khan b Qais Ahmad2621-40123.80
Andy Balbirnie (c) b Naveen-ul-Haq96-20150.00
Gareth Delany c Mohammad Nabi b Rashid Khan3729-51127.58
Harry Tector c Najibullah Zadran b Qais Ahmad3122-12140.90
Lorcan Tucker  b Mujeeb Ur Rahman910-1090.00
Shane Getkate c Najibullah Zadran b Qais Ahmad510-0050.00
Simi Singh not out 129-10133.33
Barry McCarthy c Rashid Khan b Naveen-ul-Haq02-000.00
Craig Young not out 77-10100.00
Extras(lb 3, w 3)6
TOTAL20 Ov (RR: 7.10)142/8
Did not bat: Josh Little 
Fall of wickets: 1-0 (Paul Stirling, 0.4 ov), 2-12 (Andy Balbirnie, 2.2 ov), 3-74 (Kevin O'Brien, 9.1 ov), 4-80 (Gareth Delany, 10.4 ov), 5-106 (Lorcan Tucker, 13.5 ov), 6-122 (Harry Tector, 16.5 ov), 7-122 (Shane Getkate, 16.6 ov), 8-123 (Barry McCarthy, 17.4 ov)
0.4 to PR Stirling, and he strikes in his first over. Length ball around off, Stirling looks to clear the mid-off but doesn't get the timing right. Nabi pedals back a couple of steps and takes it with reverse cups. 0/1
2.2 to A Balbirnie, off stump takes a walk. Length ball but Balbirnie stays inside the line of the ball and looks to target the cover region. Misses and a cartwheel on display. 12/2
17.4 to BJ McCarthy, slower length ball, looks to go over mid-off but cannot clear Rashid as he ends up slicing it. Naveen gets his third. 123/8
Mujeeb Ur Rahman403218.0094100
13.5 to LJ Tucker, gives himself some room and looks to go over extra cover. Misses and Mujeeb hits. 106/5
Karim Janat201708.5032010
Qais Ahmad402536.2583000
9.1 to KJ O'Brien, and he provides that breakthrough. Maiden T20I wicket for Qais. Tossed up around off, O'Brien looks to go aerial but doesn't get it from the middle. Rashid settles under it at long-off. 74/3
16.5 to HT Tector, fuller around off and middle. Tector goes for a slog sweep but fails to middle. Najib comes in from deep midwicket and takes the catch. 122/6
16.6 to SC Getkate, length ball at the stumps, another slog sweep. Much better connection but it's flat. Najib pedals back a but and takes it reverse cups. Qais finishes with 3 for 25 on debut. 122/7
Rashid Khan402416.0081100
10.4 to GJ Delany, length ball at the stumps, backs away and goes aerial but not from the middle of the bat. Ends up skying it over mid-off. Nabi takes a couple of steps back and pouches it. 80/4
Gulbadin Naib2020010.0031110
Afghanistan  (T: 143 runs from 20 ovs)
Rahmanullah Gurbaz c Tector b Delany4229-33144.82
Usman Ghani c Tector b Delany1824-2075.00
Karim Janat  b McCarthy1711-11154.54
Asghar Afghan (c)c Balbirnie b Little3230-21106.66
Mohammad Nabi c O'Brien b Simi Singh48-0050.00
Najibullah Zadran lbw b Simi Singh01-000.00
Gulbadin Naib  b Young1011-1090.90
Rashid Khan not out 146-11233.33
Qais Ahmad not out 00-00-
Extras(lb 1, w 4)5
TOTAL20 Ov (RR: 7.10)142/7
Fall of wickets: 1-60 (Rahmanullah Gurbaz, 8.2 ov), 2-60 (Usman Ghani, 8.5 ov), 3-92 (Karim Janat, 12.2 ov), 4-100 (Mohammad Nabi, 14.4 ov), 5-100 (Najibullah Zadran, 14.5 ov), 6-124 (Gulbadin Naib, 18.4 ov), 7-130 (Asghar Afghan, 19.3 ov)
Gareth Delany402125.25140200
8.2 to Rahmanullah Gurbaz, fuller on the stumps, Gurbaz goes for the big hit but fails to middle it and holes out at deep midwicket. He is distraught with his dismissal. 60/1
8.5 to Usman Ghani, goes for a big hit over midwicket but doesn't the required distance. Tector with another catch as Delany gets two in the over. 60/2
Barry McCarthy402115.2592000
12.2 to Karim Janat, backs away to this length ball and looks to smash it through covers. Misses and the woodwork is disturbed. 92/3
Simi Singh403729.2592300
14.4 to Mohammad Nabi, goes for the another big shot and holes out at long-on. Was a legbreak, short and there to be hit. Nabi though ends up top-edging the pull. 100/4
14.5 to Najibullah Zadran, length ball around off and angling in, Najib goes for a reverse sweep but misses and is hit on the pads. A big appeal and the finger goes up. Simi Singh on a hat-trick. 100/5
Josh Little403318.25103140
19.3 to Asghar Afghan, fuller and wider again, looks to go over cover once again but fails to middle. Balbirnie back-pedals and takes it comfortably this time. But the batsmen have crossed, so it will be Rashid on strike. 130/7
Craig Young402917.2563000
18.4 to Gulbadin Naib, Naib goes for a slog to a length ball, misses and the stumps are disturbed. 124/6
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Greater Noida Sports Complex Ground, Greater Noida
TossIreland, elected to bat first
Player Of The Match
Kevin O'Brien
Player Of The Series
Rahmanullah Gurbaz
Series resultAfghanistan won the 3-match series 2-1
Match numberT20I no. 1083
Match days10 March 2020 - day (20-over match)
T20I debut
Qais Ahmad
Qais Ahmad
Ahmed Shah Pakteen
Bismillah Jan Shinwari
TV Umpire
Ahmed Shah Durrani
Reserve Umpire
Izatullah Safi
Match Referee
West Indies
Richie Richardson
Afghanistan Innings
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