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3rd T20I, Greater Noida, Mar 10 2020, Ireland tour of India
142/8
(20 ov, target 143)142/7
Match tied (Ireland won the one-over eliminator)
Player Of The Match
26 (21)
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Player Of The Series
105 runs
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• The Report by Hemant Brar

Kevin O'Brien heroics give Ireland Super Over win

Ireland beat Afghanistan in a T20I after a sequence of 12 losses, having last won against them in November 2013

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Comms: Hemant Brar
Scorecard summary
Ireland142/8(20 overs)
Afghanistan142/7(20 overs)
SUPER OVER 1 - END OF OVER12 runs • 1 wicket
IRE: 12/1CRR: 12.00 

That's all from our side. See you soon.

Asghar collects the trophy and the whole team joins him for the photograph.

Asghar Afghan: I think the wicket was good but our batsmen played some poor shots. Super Over is a different experience. Youngsters came up good, today we gave an opportunity to Qais and Naveen too showed his talent. Thanks to everyone who came to watch us.

Gurbaz: Definitely there were good matches but we were well prepared for that. If you have seen our players, Nabi, Rashid, Mujeeb and Asghar, I have learnt a lot from them. The captain and coach gave me a role and I played according to that,

Rahmanullah Gurbaz is the Man of the Series.

O'Brien: Going into the Super Over, needing eight or nine against the best bowler in the world is not easy. Luckily that last hit came off. We are starting to build a strong squad, we are trying to have No. 7, 8, 9 who can go from the first ball. We have learnt from game 1 to game 3, about specific plans for each player. You have to adjust quickly and I think we did.

Kevin O'Brien is the Player of the Match.

Andy Balbirnie: A great game of cricket. We showed great fight and character. Craig Young was brilliant, he bowled brilliant Super Over as well. Last couple of months we have beaten West Indies away and now Afghanistan away. It's a great win for the team. You can only learn by being out there and our guys I think have done that.

Time for the presentation ceremony.

5.45pm What a seesawing game we have had! Even in the Super Over, the balance shifted from one side to the other with Kevin O'Brien eventually sealing it with a six against Rashid Khan off the last ball. This is Ireland's first win over Afghanistan in last 13 T20Is.

0.6
6
Rashid Khan to K O'Brien, SIX runs

backs away and launches this fuller delivery over the bowler's head, was in the air for a long time and just clears Qais Ahmad at long-off

Three needed from one, two for another Super Over. Kevin O'Brien on strike

0.5
1
Rashid Khan to Tector, 1 run

another googly, goes for a slog but mistimes it towards backward square leg, only a single

0.4
Rashid Khan to Tector, no run

another googly, just outside off this time. Looks to drive towards long-on but misses. Gurbaz whips off the bails but Tector is in

0.3
W
Rashid Khan to Stirling, OUT

a googly this time, on the stumps. Stirling goes for a sweep but misses. He is struck low and in front of middle and leg. The finger goes up

Paul Stirling lbw b Rashid Khan 0 (3b 1x4 0x6)
0.2
4
Rashid Khan to Stirling, FOUR runs

fuller on the stumps and Stirling goes for a slog, gets it between long-on and deep midwicket for four

0.1
1
Rashid Khan to K O'Brien, 1 run

fuller on the stumps, backs away and lofts it towards midwicket. Goes high in the air but falls well short of the in coming fielder

Paul Stirling and Kevin O'Brien come out for Ireland. Who else but Rashid with the ball. It was Rashid in first place who had helped Afghanistan tie the scores in the main game. Can he deliver with the ball now?

SUPER OVER 1 - END OF OVER8 runs • 1 wicket
AFG: 8/1CRR: 8.00 

A brilliant effort by Young to restrict Afghanistan to only eight. Ireland need nine to win. If the Super Over is also tied, we have a second Super Over

0.6
W
Young to Rahmanullah, 2 runs, OUT

length outside off, slashes at it and gets it over cover-point. They are sprinting back for the second. The throw isn't great but good work from Tucker to break the stumps. The third umpire is having a look at it and it looks out. He is taking his time, and rules it not out. In one frame the bails were not broken and the batsman was short. In the next the bails were off with the batsman in

Rahmanullah Gurbaz run out (Tucker) b Young 2 (6b 0x4 0x6)
0.5
1
Young to M Nabi, 1 run

fuller outside off, aims for the big hit but loses his shape. Just one to deep midwicket

Two balls left, Afghanistan have just 5 on the board

0.4
2
Young to M Nabi, 2 runs

length ball around off, goes for the pull but top-edges it towards deep square leg

0.3
1
Young to Rahmanullah, 1 run

shuffles across and looks for the paddle sweep, doesn't middle. Another single, to short fine leg

0.2
1
Young to M Nabi, 1 run

a low full toss on the stumps, targets the deep midwicket but doesn't get the timing right. Only a single

0.1
1
Young to Rahmanullah, 1 run

Fuller and wider outside off, looks to go big but gets it from the toe end of the ball, a single to short third man

end of over 2015 runs • 1 wicket
AFG: 142/7CRR: 7.10 
Rashid Khan14 (6)
Qais Ahmad0 (0)
Josh Little 4-0-33-1
Craig Young 4-0-29-1

5.20pm At one stage it looked an easy win for Afghanistan but Simi Singh brought them back with two strikes in two balls. However, with 16 needed from the last over, Rashid Khan helped Afghanistan tie the score. Stay tuned for the Super Over.

19.6
4
Little to Rashid Khan, FOUR runs

fuller outside off, slices it over covers, deep backward point cannot cut it off. That's four. We have a Super Over on our hands

Five from one. Four for a Super Over

19.5
Little to Rashid Khan, no run

brilliant this time. A wide yorker and Rashid fails to get his bat on it

19.5
1w
Little to Rashid Khan, 1 wide

another wide outside off, that plan is backfiring for Ireland

Six needed from two

19.4
6
Little to Rashid Khan, SIX runs

bowls the length ball and Rashid just smokes it over long-on, a huge hit

19.4
1w
Little to Rashid Khan, 1 wide

fuller and wider outside off, goes for the drive but too wide

13 needed from three

19.3
W
Little to Asghar, OUT

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

Asghar Afghan c Balbirnie b Little 32 (30b 2x4 1x6) SR: 106.66
19.2
2
Little to Asghar, 2 runs

dropped. Fuller and wider, Asghar goes aerial over covers. Extra cover and sweeper cover converging, they collide and spill it in the end. Balbirnie isn't happy

19.1
1
Little to Rashid Khan, 1 run

fuller outside off, Rashid goes down on one knee and hits it towards sweeper cover, only a single

16 needed from the final over. Josh Little to bowl, Rashid on strike

end of over 196 runs • 1 wicket
AFG: 127/6CRR: 6.68 RRR: 16.00
Rashid Khan3 (2)
Asghar Afghan30 (28)
Craig Young 4-0-29-1
Josh Little 3-0-18-0
18.6
1
Young to Rashid Khan, 1 run

length outside off, clears the front leg but ends up dragging it towards long-on

18.5
2
Young to Rashid Khan, 2 runs

length ball around off, goes deep and looks to target leg side but ends up slicing it over mid-off, the fielder runs backwards but cannot reach there

Rashid walks in. Afghanistan need 19 from eight balls

18.4
W
Young to Gulbadin, OUT

Naib goes for a slog to a length ball, misses and the stumps are disturbed

Gulbadin Naib b Young 10 (11b 1x4 0x6) SR: 90.9
18.3
1
Young to Asghar, 1 run

slower one. Fuller outside off, moves across and target deep midwicket. Not from the middle of the bat, one more to deep midwicket

18.2
1
Young to Gulbadin, 1 run

length ball around off, goes for the pull but doesn't get the timing right. Another single, this time to deep midwicket

18.1
1
Young to Asghar, 1 run

length wide outside off, throws hit bat at it and gets it over cover. Sweeper keeps it to one

22 required from two overs

end of over 188 runs
AFG: 121/5CRR: 6.72 RRR: 11.00
Gulbadin Naib9 (9)
Asghar Afghan28 (26)
Josh Little 3-0-18-0
Craig Young 3-0-23-0
17.6
Little to Gulbadin, no run

another one bowled full and wide, Naib fails to get bat on this

17.6
1w
Little to Gulbadin, 1 wide

fuller and wider but too far away this time, called a wide

17.5
1
Little to Asghar, 1 run

length outside off, goes for the cut but mistimes it towards extra cover

17.4
Little to Asghar, no run

fuller and wider, Asghar looks to reach out but it just sneaks under his bat. Wasn't far away from being a wide

17.3
Little to Asghar, no run

fuller outside off, driven but straight towards extra cover

17.2
1
Little to Gulbadin, 1 run

length outside off, pulled towards midwicket

Match details
Greater Noida Sports Complex Ground, Greater Noida
TossIreland, elected to bat first
SeriesIreland tour of India
Season2019/20
Player Of The Match
Kevin O'Brien
Kevin O'Brien
Player Of The Series
Rahmanullah Gurbaz
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
Umpires
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Ahmed Shah Pakteen
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Bismillah Jan Shinwari
TV Umpire
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Ahmed Shah Durrani
Reserve Umpire
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Izatullah Safi
Match Referee
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Richie Richardson