Afghanistan v Ireland
Greater Noida, 24 March 2017
One-day international
Result Afghanistan beat Ireland by 7 wickets
Toss Ireland
Last update 5:26 PM Local Time
Commentator Ian Callender
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5:26 PM Play on each of the four days starts at 10am (so back home you can have a lie-in to 4.30am) and I'll be here with Cricket Europe's usual ball by ball commentary. Until then it's good evening and enjoy the weekend
5:25 PM The trophy presentation now being made to Ashgar Stanikzai, Afghanistan the winners 3-2. So that is all from Greater Noida for this week. The teams get a three day break before they change from coloured clothing to whites and the top-of the table I-Cup match when Ireland need only a first innings lead to stay in front with two games remaining.
5:16 PM Batsman of the series is Paul Stirling - of course! And he deservevd a century.
5:13 PM Best bowler of the series is Rashid Khan - of course! 16 wickets including a six-for and two four-fors
5:11 PM Man of the series is Paul Stirling with 341 runs, including four 50s, and six wickets in one match. Well deserved
5:09 PM It is the first man of the match to an Afghanistan player but as it has just been pointed out every time he scored a 50, Afghanistan won
5:08 PM First award is Man of the match - Rahmat Shah. No surprise there
5:05 PM The long presentation hasn't even started as there is a long setting-up!
4:57 PM There seems sure to be a long presentation now and I will bring you the winners of the various awards as they are announced.
4:57 PM Thompson and Murtagh kept it tight at the start but although each took a wicket Afghanistan never panicked - they were after all chasing only 230 after another Ireland collapse this time from 185-4 to 229 all out with 11 balls unused. McBrine bowled tidily enough to go through his 10 overs unbroken but he never really threatened to take a wicket and indeed Dockrell was the only spinner in 30 overs to finish with a solitary wicket, a catch at long-off from an excited Afghan captain
4:53 PM The lower order batting in both teams has been the major difference - although today that wasn't even needed as an unbroken stand of 133 between Rahmat Shah and Samiullah Shenwari saw the Afghans home with eight balls to spare.
4:51 PM It's been a great series but Afghanistan worthy winners. Phil Simmons, now the winning Assistant Coach - he usually did finish up on the winning side - one of the first out in the middle to congralate the players and a hand-shakes and some special hugs for each Ireland player as they walked off in line
48.4 Dockrell to Rahmat Shat, SIX The centurion finishes it in style, belted over long-on and Afghanistan win the match and the series
48.3 Dockrell to Samiullah Shinwari, 1 run. Powered down to long-off but Thompson is there
48.2 Dockrell to Samiullah Shinwari, FOUR Gets hold of that, powered through long-on. Six to win
48.1 Dockrell to Samiullah Shinwari, no run. Beats him outside off as he goes to pull
4:46 PM So still 10 needed off two overs. A few wickets could yet make it interesting and it's Dockrell who will bowl the 49th
48
End of over 48 (5 runs) Afghanistan 220-3
Rahmat Shah 102* (127 balls, 11x4, 0x6) Samiullah Shinwari 57* (74 balls, 4x4, 1x6)
Partnership of 122 in 23.2 overs
Murtagh 9-1-36-1 Thompson 10-0-38-1
Afghanistan need 10 runs to win in 2.0 overs.
47.6 Murtagh to Rahmat Shat, no run. Driven straight to deep mid-off
47.5 Murtagh to Samiullah Shinwari, 1 run. Turned through mid-wicket as he comes down the pitch
47.4 Murtagh to Rahmat Shat, 1 run. Wild shot to celebrate and lucky it didn't go to hand at cover
4:44 PM Incredible reception - and he's not even one of their favourites!
47.3 Murtagh to Rahmat Shat, 2 runs. Cut away to backward point and flaghs and cheers go up as he reaches a fine 100
47.2 Murtagh to Samiullah Shinwari, 1 run. Driven back, hits the umpire on the foot
47.1 Murtagh to Samiullah Shinwari, no run. Mistimed back to the bowler, taken on the bounce over his head
47
End of over 47 (3 runs) Afghanistan 215-3
Rahmat Shah 99* (124 balls, 11x4, 0x6) Samiullah Shinwari 55* (71 balls, 4x4, 1x6)
Partnership of 117 in 22.2 overs
Thompson 10-0-38-1 Murtagh 8-1-31-1
Afghanistan need 15 runs to win in 3.0 overs.
46.6 Thompson to Rahmat Shat, no run. Well bowled Stuart Thompson, he keeps him waiting. Straight to mid-wicket
46.5 Thompson to Rahmat Shat, no run. Good stop by Porterfield at short extra
46.4 Thompson to Samiullah Shinwari, 1 run. A different Afghan flag!
46.3 Thompson to Rahmat Shat, 1 run. Off the back foot to take him to 99
46.2 Thompson to Rahmat Shat, no run. Defends into the leg side
46.1 Thompson to Samiullah Shinwari, 1 run. Big inside edge to fine leg but crowd are pleased, Rahmat is on strike
46
End of over 46 (3 runs) Afghanistan 212-3
Rahmat Shah 98* (120 balls, 11x4, 0x6) Samiullah Shinwari 53* (69 balls, 4x4, 1x6)
Partnership of 114 in 21.2 overs
Murtagh 8-1-31-1 Mulder 9-0-52-0
Afghanistan need 18 runs to win in 4.0 overs.
45.6 Murtagh to Rahmat Shat, no run. Forward but straight to short cover
45.5 Murtagh to Rahmat Shat, no run. Driven back straight and it hits the stumps
45.4 Murtagh to Samiullah Shinwari, 1 run. Turned down to fine leg where McCarthy fields again - has enjoye a long day in the field
45.3 Murtagh to Samiullah Shinwari, no run. Defends to cover
45.2 Murtagh to Rahmat Shat, 1 run. Stroked through the covers for a single
45.1 Murtagh to Samiullah Shinwari, 1 run. Eased into the off side to get Rahmat back on strike. He is on 97
4:33 PM Just 21 needed off 30 balls
45
End of over 45 (11 runs) Afghanistan 209-3
Rahmat Shah 97* (117 balls, 11x4, 0x6) Samiullah Shinwari 51* (66 balls, 4x4, 1x6)
Partnership of 111 in 20.2 overs
Mulder 9-0-52-0 Thompson 9-0-35-1
Afghanistan need 21 runs to win in 5.0 overs.
44.6 Mulder to Rahmat Shat, FOUR This one wide of off, driven through extra cover
44.5 Mulder to Rahmat Shat, FOUR And wait for the bad ball which is dispatched inches short of the mid-wicket boundary
44.4 Mulder to Samiullah Shinwari, 1 run. Turned off his legs through mid-wicket, happy to just pick off the singles
44.3 Mulder to Rahmat Shat, 1 run. Off the back foot through extra cover
44.2 Mulder to Samiullah Shinwari, 1 run. Clipped to mid-on for his 50th run
44.1 Mulder to Samiullah Shinwari, no run. Driven back to the bowler
44
End of over 44 (8 runs) Afghanistan 198-3
Rahmat Shah 88* (114 balls, 9x4, 0x6) Samiullah Shinwari 49* (63 balls, 4x4, 1x6)
Partnership of 100 in 19.2 overs
Thompson 9-0-35-1 Mulder 8-0-41-0
Afghanistan need 32 runs to win in 6.0 overs.
43.6 Thompson to Rahmat Shat, FOUR Down the pitch and through the big gap at extra cover - and that brings up the first 100 stand of the match
43.5 Thompson to Samiullah Shinwari, 1 run. Forward and pushed easiy into the covers
43.4 Thompson to Rahmat Shat, 1 run. Forward and up to Murtagh at deep mid-off
43.3 Thompson to Rahmat Shat, no run. Cut straight to point
43.2 Thompson to Samiullah Shinwari, 1 run. Off the back foot through extra cover
43.1 Thompson to Rahmat Shat, 1 run. Chopped away through backward point
4:25 PM Thompson to get his first bowl from the far end
43
End of over 43 (3 runs) Afghanistan 190-3
Samiullah Shinwari 47* (61 balls, 4x4, 1x6) Rahmat Shah 82* (110 balls, 8x4, 0x6)
Partnership of 92 in 18.2 overs
Mulder 8-0-41-0 Dockrell 9-0-47-1
Afghanistan need 40 runs to win in 7.0 overs.
42.6 Mulder to Samiullah Shinwari, no run. Taken on the pads
42.5 Mulder to Samiullah Shinwari, no run. Outside off and left as it spins past
42.4 Mulder to Samiullah Shinwari, no run. Defends
42.3 Mulder to Rahmat Shat, 1 run. Pushed down the ground
42.2 Mulder to Samiullah Shinwari, 1 run. Off the back foot through the covers
42.1 Mulder to Rahmat Shat, 1 run. Eased into the leg side
42
End of over 42 (7 runs) Afghanistan 187-3
Samiullah Shinwari 46* (57 balls, 4x4, 1x6) Rahmat Shah 80* (108 balls, 8x4, 0x6)
Partnership of 89 in 17.2 overs
Dockrell 9-0-47-1 Mulder 7-0-38-0
Afghanistan need 43 runs to win in 8.0 overs.
41.6 Dockrell to Rahmat Shat, 1 run. Off the back foot through mid-on
41.5 Dockrell to Samiullah Shinwari, 1 run.
41.4 Dockrell to Samiullah Shinwari, no run.
41.3 Dockrell to Rahmat Shat, 1 run. Afghanistan flag man back
41.2 Dockrell to Rahmat Shat, FOUR Driven down the ground to long-off
41.1 Dockrell to Rahmat Shat, no run. Off the back foot into the leg side
41
End of over 41 (5 runs) Afghanistan 180-3
Samiullah Shinwari 45* (55 balls, 4x4, 1x6) Rahmat Shah 74* (104 balls, 7x4, 0x6)
Partnership of 82 in 16.2 overs
Mulder 7-0-38-0 Dockrell 8-0-40-1
Afghanistan need 50 runs to win in 9.0 overs.
40.6 Mulder to Rahmat Shat, 1 run. Of the back foot through the covers
40.5 Mulder to Rahmat Shat, no run. Off the back foot to extra cover
40.5 Mulder to Rahmat Shat, WIDE Starts outsdie off and goes wider
40.4 Mulder to Samiullah Shinwari, 1 run. Chipped into the big space at mid-wicket
40.3 Mulder to Samiullah Shinwari, no run. Cut away, diving stop by Stirling at point
40.2 Mulder to Samiullah Shinwari, 2 runs. Inside edge flies past O'Brien
40.1 Mulder to Samiullah Shinwari, no run. Driven into the covers
4:15 PM Rahmat seems to be getting treatment to his back but ready to carry on
40
End of over 40 (10 runs) Afghanistan 175-3
Rahmat Shah 73* (102 balls, 7x4, 0x6) Samiullah Shinwari 42* (51 balls, 4x4, 1x6)
Partnership of 77 in 15.2 overs
Dockrell 8-0-40-1 Thompson 8-0-27-1
Afghanistan need 55 runs to win in 10.0 overs.
39.6 Dockrell to Samiullah Shinwari, 1 run. Along the ground to long-on
39.5 Dockrell to Rahmat Shat, 1 run. Off the back foot through extra cover
39.4 Dockrell to Rahmat Shat, FOUR Turned fine to leg
39.3 Dockrell to Samiullah Shinwari, 1 run.
39.2 Dockrell to Samiullah Shinwari, 2 runs. Blocked that time by a huge Afghan flag being waved in front of me!
39.1 Dockrell to Rahmat Shat, 1 run. Cut away through the covers
39
End of over 39 (7 runs) Afghanistan 165-3
Samiullah Shinwari 38* (48 balls, 4x4, 1x6) Rahmat Shah 67* (99 balls, 6x4, 0x6)
Partnership of 67 in 14.2 overs
Thompson 8-0-27-1 Murtagh 7-1-28-1
Afghanistan need 65 runs to win in 11.0 overs.
38.6 Thompson to Rahmat Shat, 1 run. Down the ground to long-off and an easy seven off the over, already back under a run a ball
38.5 Thompson to Samiullah Shinwari, 1 run.
38.4 Thompson to Samiullah Shinwari, 2 runs. Again past mid-wicket
38.3 Thompson to Rahmat Shat, 1 run. Turned past midwicket
4:08 PM Not sure what happened that last ball, the Prime Minister of Afghanistan just passed in front me to be hailed by his 'supporters'!
38.2 Thompson to Rahmat Shat, no run.
38.1 Thompson to Rahmat Shat, 2 runs. Driven through extra cover
4:06 PM Thompson to continue
4:04 PM And that will be the final drinks break with Afghanistan despite 23 runs and a wicket behind Ireland at the same stage, seemingly in control. They need just 72 from 12 overs with seven wickets left. Exactly a run a ball
38
End of over 38 (10 runs) Afghanistan 158-3
Samiullah Shinwari 36* (47 balls, 4x4, 1x6) Rahmat Shah 62* (95 balls, 6x4, 0x6)
Partnership of 60 in 13.2 overs
Murtagh 7-1-28-1 Thompson 7-0-20-1
Afghanistan need 72 runs to win in 12.0 overs.
37.6 Murtagh to Rahmat Shat, 1 run. So the Murtagh comeback hasn't worked and that is drinks
37.5 Murtagh to Rahmat Shat, FOUR Cracked through backward point
37.4 Murtagh to Samiullah Shinwari, 1 run. Off the back foot through the covers
37.3 Murtagh to Samiullah Shinwari, no run. Good stop at mid-wicket by Porterfield
37.2 Murtagh to Rahmat Shat, 1 run.
37.1 Murtagh to Samiullah Shinwari, 1 run.
3:59 PM Missed a single in that last over
37
End of over 37 (3 runs) Afghanistan 148-3
Rahmat Shah 54* (92 balls, 5x4, 0x6) Samiullah Shinwari 34* (43 balls, 4x4, 1x6)
Partnership of 50 in 12.2 overs
Thompson 7-0-19-1 Murtagh 6-1-19-1
Afghanistan need 82 runs to win in 13.0 overs.
36.6 Thompson to Samiullah Shinwari, 1 run.
36.5 Thompson to Rahmat Shat, 1 run. Off the back foot through the covers
36.4 Thompson to Rahmat Shat, no run.
36.3 Thompson to Rahmat Shat, no run. Defends into the off side
36.2 Thompson to Samiullah Shinwari, 1 run. Whipped off his legs to fine leg
36.1 Thompson to Samiullah Shinwari, no run. Off the back foot to mid-off
36
End of over 36 (7 runs) Afghanistan 145-3
Rahmat Shah 53* (89 balls, 5x4, 0x6) Samiullah Shinwari 32* (40 balls, 4x4, 1x6)
Partnership of 47 in 11.2 overs
Murtagh 6-1-19-1 Thompson 6-0-16-1
Afghanistan need 85 runs to win in 14.0 overs.
35.6 Murtagh to Samiullah Shinwari, 1 run. Can go back and along the ground to long-on. Over not so threatening at Thompson's
35.5 Murtagh to Samiullah Shinwari, no run. Defends off the back foot
35.4 Murtagh to Samiullah Shinwari, FOUR That's too short and wide, and cut away through point
35.3 Murtagh to Rahmat Shat, 1 run. Pushed up to mid-off for another single
35.2 Murtagh to Samiullah Shinwari, 1 run. Pushed through the covers
35.1 Murtagh to Samiullah Shinwari, no run. Just gets a bottom edge, doesn't go far
3:50 PM And before I can ask the question I can tell you the answer, he is tempted to bring back Murtagh as well!
35
End of over 35 (1 run) Afghanistan 138-3
Rahmat Shah 52* (88 balls, 5x4, 0x6) Samiullah Shinwari 26* (35 balls, 3x4, 1x6)
Partnership of 40 in 10.2 overs
Thompson 6-0-16-1 Mulder 6-0-33-0
Afghanistan need 92 runs to win in 15.0 overs.
34.6 Thompson to Rahmat Shat, no run. Mistimed again and superb comeback over by Thompson, just what the captain ordered
34.5 Thompson to Rahmat Shat, no run. Good slower ball straight to Wilson at short mid-wicket
34.4 Thompson to Rahmat Shat, no run. Miscued into the leg side
34.3 Thompson to Rahmat Shat, no run. Sprawling stop by Stirling at extra
34.2 Thompson to Rahmat Shat, no run. MISSED RUN OUT Rahmat slipped as he tried to get back and Porterfield's direct throw would have been good enough. He missed
34.1 Thompson to Samiullah Shinwari, 1 run. Turend through the leg side
3:45 PM Finally Porterfield has to admit a change of tactics, Thompson back into the attack looking for a much needed breakthrough
34
End of over 34 (6 runs) Afghanistan 137-3
Rahmat Shah 52* (83 balls, 5x4, 0x6) Samiullah Shinwari 25* (34 balls, 3x4, 1x6)
Partnership of 39 in 9.2 overs
Mulder 6-0-33-0 Dockrell 7-0-30-1
Afghanistan need 93 runs to win in 16.0 overs.
33.6 Mulder to Samiullah Shinwari, 1 run. Short and cut through the covers. Typical leg spinner's over that!
33.5 Mulder to Samiullah Shinwari, no run. Beaten again as he pushed forward
33.4 Mulder to Samiullah Shinwari, FOUR Cut away through backward point, just too short that time
33.3 Mulder to Samiullah Shinwari, no run. Beaten by a superb leg spinne
33.2 Mulder to Samiullah Shinwari, no run. Cut straight to point
33.1 Mulder to Rahmat Shat, 1 run. Down the ground, one bounce to Murtagh at long-off
3:41 PM Mulder replaces Stiring after one over
33
End of over 33 (7 runs) Afghanistan 131-3
Samiullah Shinwari 20* (29 balls, 2x4, 1x6) Rahmat Shah 51* (82 balls, 5x4, 0x6)
Partnership of 33 in 8.2 overs
Dockrell 7-0-30-1 Stirling 1-0-7-0
Afghanistan need 99 runs to win in 17.0 overs.
32.6 Dockrell to Samiullah Shinwari, no run. Pushed into the off side
32.5 Dockrell to Rahmat Shat, 1 run. Off the back foot through the covers
32.4 Dockrell to Samiullah Shinwari, 1 run. Turned through mid-wicket
32.3 Dockrell to Samiullah Shinwari, no run. Cut straight to backward point
32.2 Dockrell to Samiullah Shinwari, FOUR And more for that shot which goes all along the ground to the cover boundary
32.1 Dockrell to Rahmat Shat, 1 run. Along the ground to long-off and great cheers for his 50
3:38 PM Ireland sticking to the same plan as Wednesday, spin throughout the middle overs
32
End of over 32 (7 runs) Afghanistan 124-3
Samiullah Shinwari 15* (25 balls, 1x4, 1x6) Rahmat Shah 49* (80 balls, 5x4, 0x6)
Partnership of 26 in 7.2 overs
Stirling 1-0-7-0 Dockrell 6-0-23-1
Afghanistan need 106 runs to win in 18.0 overs.
31.6 Stirling to Samiullah Shinwari, no run. Forwward and down the pitch
31.5 Stirling to Samiullah Shinwari, SIX Huge blow over deep square, Thompson was signalling six almost as soon it left the bat
31.4 Stirling to Samiullah Shinwari, no run. Driven to extra coer
31.3 Stirling to Samiullah Shinwari, no run. Pushed back to the bowler
31.2 Stirling to Rahmat Shat, 1 run. Off the back foot through extra
31.1 Stirling to Rahmat Shat, no run. Defends down the pitch
3:35 PM Stirling time
31
End of over 31 (3 runs) Afghanistan 117-3
Samiullah Shinwari 9* (21 balls, 1x4, 0x6) Rahmat Shah 48* (78 balls, 5x4, 0x6)
Partnership of 19 in 6.2 overs
Dockrell 6-0-23-1 McBrine 10-0-39-0
Afghanistan need 113 runs to win in 19.0 overs.
30.6 Dockrell to Rahmat Shat, 1 run. Along the ground to long-off
30.5 Dockrell to Rahmat Shat, no run. Off the back foot to backward point
30.4 Dockrell to Rahmat Shat, no run. Defends from the crease
30.3 Dockrell to Samiullah Shinwari, 1 run. Turned through square leg, Wilson on the bouundary
30.2 Dockrell to Samiullah Shinwari, no run. Back to the bowler
30.1 Dockrell to Rahmat Shat, 1 run. Off the back foot through the covers
3:32 PM At this stage in the first innings I asked if Ireland could double up and reach 290. If Afghanistan do the same, they will be one run short of Ireland's total. Lsst 20 overs to decide the series! Great stuff
30
End of over 30 (0 runs) Afghanistan 114-3
Samiullah Shinwari 8* (19 balls, 1x4, 0x6) Rahmat Shah 46* (74 balls, 5x4, 0x6)
Partnership of 16 in 5.2 overs
McBrine 10-0-39-0 Mulder 5-0-27-0
Afghanistan need 116 runs to win in 20.0 overs.
29.6 McBrine to Samiullah Shinwari, no run. Forward and back to the bowler
29.5 McBrine to Samiullah Shinwari, no run. Goes back and defends into the leg side
29.4 McBrine to Samiullah Shinwari, no run. Defends
29.3 McBrine to Samiullah Shinwari, no run. Pushed into the off side
29.2 McBrine to Samiullah Shinwari, no run. Beaten by the turn but pad saves him
29.1 McBrine to Rahmat Shat, 1 run. They ran that one to long leg
3:29 PM They didnt run that last ball
29
End of over 29 (7 runs) Afghanistan 114-3
Rahmat Shah 45* (73 balls, 5x4, 0x6) Samiullah Shinwari 9* (14 balls, 1x4, 0x6)
Partnership of 16 in 4.2 overs
Mulder 5-0-28-0 McBrine 9-0-38-0
Afghanistan need 116 runs to win in 21.0 overs.
28.6 Mulder to Samiullah Shinwari, 1 run. Turned straight to mid-wicket
28.5 Mulder to Samiullah Shinwari, no run.
28.4 Mulder to Rahmat Shat, 1 run. Eased through the coverss
28.3 Mulder to Samiullah Shinwari, 1 run. Eased down through mid-on
28.2 Mulder to Samiullah Shinwari, no run. Defends
28.1 Mulder to Samiullah Shinwari, FOUR Turned through backward square
28
End of over 28 (4 runs) Afghanistan 107-3
Rahmat Shah 44* (72 balls, 5x4, 0x6) Samiullah Shinwari 3* (9 balls, 0x4, 0x6)
Partnership of 9 in 3.2 overs
McBrine 9-0-38-0 Mulder 4-0-21-0
Afghanistan need 123 runs to win in 22.0 overs.
27.6 McBrine to Samiullah Shinwari, 1 run. Forward and down to long-on
27.5 McBrine to Samiullah Shinwari, no run. Defends
27.4 McBrine to Rahmat Shat, 1 run. Turned through square leg
27.3 McBrine to Rahmat Shat, no run.
27.2 McBrine to Samiullah Shinwari, 1 run. Goes back and turns to leg, even beats Porterfield's throw
27.1 McBrine to Rahmat Shat, 1 run. Down the pitch to long-on
27
End of over 27 (3 runs) Afghanistan 103-3
Samiullah Shinwari 1* (6 balls, 0x4, 0x6) Rahmat Shah 42* (69 balls, 5x4, 0x6)
Partnership of 5 in 2.2 overs
Mulder 4-0-21-0 McBrine 8-0-34-0
Afghanistan need 127 runs to win in 23.0 overs.
26.6 Mulder to Samiullah Shinwari, no run. Defends from the crease
26.5 Mulder to Rahmat Shat, 1 run. LUCKY. Mistimed pull lands between three fielders at mid-wicket
26.4 Mulder to Rahmat Shat, no run. Forward, looking for single but sent back
26.3 Mulder to Samiullah Shinwari, 1 run. Easily into the off side
26.2 Mulder to Rahmat Shat, 1 run. Short and cut away to McCarthy at deep extra
26.1 Mulder to Rahmat Shat, no run. Forward in defence
3:19 PM Just been told that the ICC chairman has just unresigned! That could be very good news for both these teams moving forward
26
End of over 26 (1 run) Afghanistan 100-3
Samiullah Shinwari 0* (4 balls, 0x4, 0x6) Rahmat Shah 40* (65 balls, 5x4, 0x6)
Partnership of 2 in 1.2 overs
McBrine 8-0-34-0 Dockrell 5-0-20-1
Afghanistan need 130 runs to win in 24.0 overs.
25.6 McBrine to Samiullah Shinwari, no run. Forward in defence, down the pitch
25.5 McBrine to Samiullah Shinwari, no run. Defends again from the crease
25.4 McBrine to Samiullah Shinwari, no run. Fuller and driven to Wilson at extra
25.3 McBrine to Samiullah Shinwari, no run. Driven back to the bowler
25.2 McBrine to Rahmat Shat, 1 run. Cut away through the covers
25.1 McBrine to Rahmat Shat, no run. Off the back foot to mid-on
3:16 PM At halfway Ireland were 124-2 but we know all about the Afghanistan lower order!
25
End of over 25 (7 runs) Afghanistan 99-3
Samiullah Shinwari 0* (0 balls, 0x4, 0x6) Rahmat Shah 39* (63 balls, 5x4, 0x6)
Partnership of 1 in 0.2 overs
Dockrell 5-0-20-1 McBrine 7-0-33-0
Afghanistan need 131 runs to win in 25.0 overs.
24.6 Dockrell to Rahmat Shat, 1 run. Cut away through point
24.5 Dockrell to Rahmat Shat, no run. Pushed back to the bowler
3
Asghar Stanikzai c Thompson b Dockrell 39 (50 balls, 3x4, 2x6) SR: 78.00
Partnership of 73 in 100 balls
Afghanistan 98-3 in 24.4 overs
24.4 Dockrell to Asghar Stanikzai, OUT - CAUGHT! Captain getting too excited there, this attempt attempt to clear long off falls well short, simple catch
24.3 Dockrell to Asghar Stanikzai, no run. Driven into off side
24.2 Dockrell to Asghar Stanikzai, SIX Another six and no doubt about this one - Mulder caught the last one but stepped on the rope - way over long-on
24.1 Dockrell to Asghar Stanikzai, no run.
24
End of over 24 (4 runs) Afghanistan 92-2
Rahmat Shah 38* (61 balls, 5x4, 0x6) Asghar Stanikzai 33* (46 balls, 3x4, 1x6)
Partnership of 67 in 16.0 overs
McBrine 7-0-33-0 Dockrell 4-0-13-0
Afghanistan need 138 runs to win in 26.0 overs.
23.6 McBrine to Rahmat Shat, 2 runs. Driven along the ground past Wilson at mid-off but plenty of cover behind him
23.5 McBrine to Rahmat Shat, no run. And again
23.4 McBrine to Rahmat Shat, no run. Forward and up to Porterfield at short mid-wicket
23.3 McBrine to Rahmat Shat, no run. Off the back foot to mid-on
23.2 McBrine to Asghar Stanikzai, 1 run. Same shot from the captain
23.1 McBrine to Rahmat Shat, 1 run. Off the back foot through the covers
23
End of over 23 (8 runs) Afghanistan 88-2
Asghar Stanikzai 32* (45 balls, 3x4, 1x6) Rahmat Shah 35* (56 balls, 5x4, 0x6)
Partnership of 63 in 15.0 overs
Dockrell 4-0-13-0 McBrine 6-0-29-0
Afghanistan need 142 runs to win in 27.0 overs.
22.6 Dockrell to Asghar Stanikzai, no run. Forward and defends into the leg side
22.5 Dockrell to Asghar Stanikzai, SIX Short enough to pull over wide long-on, out of my sight
22.4 Dockrell to Rahmat Shat, 1 run. Sliced away through the covers
22.3 Dockrell to Rahmat Shat, no run. Forward and back to the bowler
22.2 Dockrell to Asghar Stanikzai, 1 run. Off the back foot through the covers, McCarthy in off the boundary
22.1 Dockrell to Asghar Stanikzai, no run. Driven back to the bowler
22
End of over 22 (4 runs) Afghanistan 80-2
Rahmat Shah 34* (54 balls, 5x4, 0x6) Asghar Stanikzai 25* (41 balls, 3x4, 0x6)
Partnership of 55 in 14.0 overs
McBrine 6-0-29-0 Dockrell 3-0-5-0
Afghanistan need 150 runs to win in 28.0 overs.
21.6 McBrine to Asghar Stanikzai, 1 run. Turned away easily through backward square
21.5 McBrine to Rahmat Shat, 1 run. Down the ground
21.4 McBrine to Asghar Stanikzai, 1 run. Tucked off his legs
21.3 McBrine to Rahmat Shat, 1 run. Forward and down to long on
21.2 McBrine to Rahmat Shat, no run. Forward and down the pitch
21.1 McBrine to Rahmat Shat, no run. Defends into off side
21
End of over 21 (2 runs) Afghanistan 76-2
Asghar Stanikzai 23* (38 balls, 3x4, 0x6) Rahmat Shah 32* (49 balls, 5x4, 0x6)
Partnership of 51 in 13.0 overs
Dockrell 3-0-5-0 McBrine 5-0-25-0
Afghanistan need 154 runs to win in 29.0 overs.
20.6 Dockrell to Asghar Stanikzai, no run. Pushed into the covers
20.5 Dockrell to Asghar Stanikzai, no run. Diving stop by Porerfield at mid-ff
20.4 Dockrell to Rahmat Shat, 1 run. Driven down to long-off
20.3 Dockrell to Asghar Stanikzai, 1 run. Pushed to the right of Balbirnie at backward point
20.2 Dockrell to Asghar Stanikzai, no run. Defnds again, front foot
20.1 Dockrell to Asghar Stanikzai, no run. Fired in and defended into off side
20
End of over 20 (2 runs) Afghanistan 74-2
Rahmat Shah 31* (48 balls, 5x4, 0x6) Asghar Stanikzai 22* (33 balls, 3x4, 0x6)
Partnership of 49 in 12.0 overs
McBrine 5-0-25-0 Dockrell 2-0-3-0
Afghanistan need 156 runs to win in 30.0 overs.
19.6 McBrine to Asghar Stanikzai, 1 run. Turned through square leg
19.5 McBrine to Asghar Stanikzai, no run. Swept fine but straight to short fine leg, Mulder
19.4 McBrine to Rahmat Shat, 1 run. Along the ground to long-off
19.3 McBrine to Rahmat Shat, no run. Defends down the pitch
19.2 McBrine to Rahmat Shat, no run. And again
19.1 McBrine to Rahmat Shat, no run. Off the back foot into the leg side
19
End of over 19 (2 runs) Afghanistan 72-2
Asghar Stanikzai 21* (31 balls, 3x4, 0x6) Rahmat Shah 30* (44 balls, 5x4, 0x6)
Partnership of 47 in 11.0 overs
Dockrell 2-0-3-0 McBrine 4-0-23-0
Afghanistan need 158 runs to win in 31.0 overs.
18.6 Dockrell to Asghar Stanikzai, no run.
18.5 Dockrell to Rahmat Shat, 1 run.
18.4 Dockrell to Rahmat Shat, no run.
18.3 Dockrell to Rahmat Shat, no run.
18.2 Dockrell to Rahmat Shat, no run.
18.1 Dockrell to Asghar Stanikzai, 1 run.
Sorry that was McBrine's last over
18
End of over 18 (7 runs) Afghanistan 70-2
Rahmat Shah 29* (40 balls, 5x4, 0x6) Asghar Stanikzai 20* (29 balls, 3x4, 0x6)
Partnership of 45 in 10.0 overs
Dockrell 1.4-0-7-0 McBrine 3.2-0-17-0
Afghanistan need 160 runs to win in 32.0 overs.
17.6 Dockrell to Asghar Stanikzai, 1 run.
17.5 Dockrell to Asghar Stanikzai, FOUR Swept behind square
17.4 Dockrell to Asghar Stanikzai, no run.
17.3 Dockrell to Rahmat Shat, 1 run.
17
End of over 17 (0 runs) Afghanistan 63-2
Rahmat Shah 27* (40 balls, 5x4, 0x6) Asghar Stanikzai 15* (25 balls, 2x4, 0x6)
Partnership of 38 in 9.0 overs
Dockrell 1-1-0-0 McBrine 3-0-17-0
Afghanistan need 167 runs to win in 33.0 overs.
16.6 Dockrell to Rahmat Shat, one run.
16.5 Dockrell to Rahmat Shat, no run. Forward and down to long-on
16.4 Dockrell to Rahmat Shat, no run. Straight to extra cover
16.3 Dockrell to Rahmat Shat, no run. Driven back to the bowler
16.2 Dockrell to Rahmat Shat, no run.
16.1 Dockrell to Rahmat Shat, no run. Defends into the covers
Dockrell to replace Mulder
16
End of over 16 (5 runs) Afghanistan 63-2
Asghar Stanikzai 15* (25 balls, 2x4, 0x6) Rahmat Shah 27* (34 balls, 5x4, 0x6)
Partnership of 38 in 8.0 overs
McBrine 3-0-17-0 Mulder 3-0-18-0
Afghanistan need 167 runs to win in 34.0 overs.
15.6 McBrine to Asghar Stanikzai, no run.
15.5 McBrine to Asghar Stanikzai, no run.
15.4 McBrine to Asghar Stanikzai, no run.
15.3 McBrine to Asghar Stanikzai, no run.
15.2 McBrine to Rahmat Shat, 1 run. Turned on the leg side
15.1 McBrine to Rahmat Shat, FOUR Cut away through point Afghanistan on the charge
15
End of over 15 (13 runs) Afghanistan 58-2
Asghar Stanikzai 15* (21 balls, 2x4, 0x6) Rahmat Shah 22* (32 balls, 4x4, 0x6)
Partnership of 33 in 7.0 overs
Mulder 3-0-18-0 McBrine 2-0-12-0
Afghanistan need 172 runs to win in 35.0 overs.
14.6 Mulder to Rahmat Shat, 3 runs. Now through backward square
14.5 Mulder to Rahmat Shat, FOUR Pulled through square leg
14.4 Mulder to Asghar Stanikzai, 1 run.
14.3 Mulder to Rahmat Shat, 1 run.
14.2 Mulder to Rahmat Shat, no run.
14.1 Mulder to Rahmat Shat, FOUR Pulled through mid-wicket
Umpire miscounted again and had to come back and bowl the last ball
14
End of over 14 (6 runs) Afghanistan 45-2
Asghar Stanikzai 14* (20 balls, 2x4, 0x6) Rahmat Shah 10* (27 balls, 2x4, 0x6)
Partnership of 20 in 6.0 overs
McBrine 2-0-12-0 Mulder 2-0-5-0
Afghanistan need 185 runs to win in 36.0 overs.
13.6 McBrine to Asghar Stanikzai, no run. Defends into the leg side
13.5 McBrine to Asghar Stanikzai, FOUR Pulled through mid-wicket
13.4 McBrine to Rahmat Shat, 1 run.
13.3 McBrine to Rahmat Shat, no run. Back to the bowler
13.2 McBrine to Rahmat Shat, no run. Pushes forward down the pitch
13.1 McBrine to Asghar Stanikzai, 1 run. Off the back foot into the covers
13
End of over 13 (2 runs) Afghanistan 39-2
Rahmat Shah 9* (24 balls, 1x4, 0x6) Asghar Stanikzai 9* (17 balls, 1x4, 0x6)
Partnership of 14 in 5.0 overs
Mulder 2-0-5-0 McBrine 1-0-6-0
Afghanistan need 191 runs to win in 37.0 overs.
12.6 Mulder to Rahmat Shat, no run.
12.5 Mulder to Rahmat Shat, no run. Porterfield fields to his left
12.4 Mulder to Rahmat Shat, no run. Driven straight to Porterfield at extra
12.3 Mulder to Rahmat Shat, no run. Forward defensive
12.2 Mulder to Asghar Stanikzai, 1 run. Singles coming easy at the moment
12.1 Mulder to Rahmat Shat, 1 run.
12
End of over 12 (6 runs) Afghanistan 37-2
Asghar Stanikzai 8* (16 balls, 1x4, 0x6) Rahmat Shah 8* (19 balls, 1x4, 0x6)
Partnership of 12 in 4.0 overs
McBrine 1-0-6-0 Mulder 1-0-3-0
Afghanistan need 193 runs to win in 38.0 overs.
11.6 McBrine to Rahmat Shat, 1 run.
11.5 McBrine to Asghar Stanikzai, 1 run. Eased up to long-off
11.4 McBrine to Asghar Stanikzai, no run. Back foot drive through the covers
11.3 McBrine to Asghar Stanikzai, no run. Off the back foot down the pitch
11.2 McBrine to Asghar Stanikzai, no run. Up to mid-wicket
11.1 McBrine to Asghar Stanikzai, FOUR Shortish and off the back foot through point
11
End of over 11 (3 runs) Afghanistan 31-2
Rahmat Shah 7* (18 balls, 1x4, 0x6) Asghar Stanikzai 3* (11 balls, 0x4, 0x6)
Partnership of 6 in 3.0 overs
Mulder 1-0-3-0 Murtagh 5-1-12-1
Afghanistan need 199 runs to win in 39.0 overs.
10.6 Mulder to Asghar Stanikzai, 1 run. Through the covers from the crease
10.5 Mulder to Rahmat Shat, 1 run. Pulled down to Thompson at wide long-on
10.4 Mulder to Rahmat Shat, no run. Off the back foot, back to the bowler
10.3 Mulder to Asghar Stanikzai, 1 run. Turned down to long leg
10.2 Mulder to Asghar Stanikzai, no run. Deceived and just dabbed back to the bowler
10.1 Mulder to Asghar Stanikzai, no run. Forward defensive
2:28 PM Last Wednesday after 10, Afghanistan were 28 for three. Here's Mulder
10
End of over 10 (2 runs) Afghanistan 28-2
Rahmat Shah 6* (16 balls, 1x4, 0x6) Asghar Stanikzai 1* (7 balls, 0x4, 0x6)
Partnership of 3 in 2.0 overs
Murtagh 5-1-12-1 Thompson 5-0-15-1
Afghanistan need 202 runs to win in 40.0 overs.
9.6 Murtagh to Rahmat Shat, no run. Diving stop by Stirling at mid-wicket
9.5 Murtagh to Asghar Stanikzai, 1 run. Stroked down the ground
9.4 Murtagh to Rahmat Shat, 1 run. Forward and down to long-on, McCarthy still revelling in that catch
9.3 Murtagh to Rahmat Shat, no run. Forward and defends down the pitch
9.2 Murtagh to Rahmat Shat, no run. Off the back foot to mid-off
9.1 Murtagh to Rahmat Shat, no run. Driven up to mid-off
9
End of over 9 (1 run) Afghanistan 26-2
Asghar Stanikzai 0* (6 balls, 0x4, 0x6) Rahmat Shah 5* (11 balls, 1x4, 0x6)
Partnership of 1 in 1.0 overs
Thompson 5-0-15-1 Murtagh 4-1-10-1
Afghanistan need 204 runs to win in 41.0 overs.
8.6 Thompson to Asghar Stanikzai, no run. Taken on pad but heading down leg
8.5 Thompson to Asghar Stanikzai, no run. Defends into the covers
2:23 PM Looks like Joyce is the player off the field, he did take a ball on the thigh when Shahzad found him with a hard drive to mid-off
8.5 Thompson to Asghar Stanikzai, WIDE Down leg side
8.4 Thompson to Asghar Stanikzai, no run. Defends to mid-on
8.3 Thompson to Asghar Stanikzai, no run. Defends down the pitch from the crease
8.2 Thompson to Asghar Stanikzai, no run. Drives this time but stright to Stirling at extra
8.1 Thompson to Asghar Stanikzai, no run. Pushed into the covers
2:20 PM It was McCarthy who fielded the previous ball but I didnt know he was on the field and was trying to work out who it was!
8
End of over 8 (2 runs) Afghanistan 25-2
Rahmat Shah 5* (11 balls, 1x4, 0x6)
Partnership of 0 in 0.0 overs
Murtagh 4-1-10-1 Thompson 4-0-14-1
Afghanistan need 205 runs to win in 42.0 overs.
2
Najeeb Tarakai c McCarthy b Murtagh 5 (18 balls, 0x4, 0x6) SR: 27.78
Partnership of 6 in 19 balls
Afghanistan 25-2 in 8.0 overs
7.6 Murtagh to Najeeb Tarakai, OUT - CAUGHT! Heaved into the air and suberb running catch from long-on to his right. Enter Barry McCarthy!
7.5 Murtagh to Rahmat Shat, 1 run. Turned through mid-on
7.4 Murtagh to Rahmat Shat, no run. Defends again, this time to extra cover
7.3 Murtagh to Rahmat Shat, no run. Defends to the bowler, front foot
7.2 Murtagh to Rahmat Shat, no run. Pushed back to the bowler
7.1 Murtagh to Najeeb Tarakai, 1 run. Punched back over the top of the bowler, cover by McBrine
7
End of over 7 (4 runs) Afghanistan 23-1
Rahmat Shah 4* (7 balls, 1x4, 0x6) Najeeb Tarakai 4* (16 balls, 0x4, 0x6)
Partnership of 4 in 2.1 overs
Thompson 4-0-14-1 Murtagh 3-1-8-0
Afghanistan need 207 runs to win in 43.0 overs.
6.6 Thompson to Rahmat Shat, no run. Defends
6.5 Thompson to Rahmat Shat, no run. Immaculate forward defensive
6.4 Thompson to Rahmat Shat, FOUR Finds the gap at mid-wicket to the right of Balbirnie, nice shot
6.3 Thompson to Rahmat Shat, no run. Off the back foot into the covers
6.2 Thompson to Rahmat Shat, no run. Cracked into the covers, straight to McBrine
6.1 Thompson to Rahmat Shat, no run. Driven back and bowler down well to stop it one-handed
6
End of over 6 (0 runs) Afghanistan 19-1
Najeeb Tarakai 4* (16 balls, 0x4, 0x6) Rahmat Shah 0* (1 balls, 0x4, 0x6)
Partnership of 0 in 1.1 overs
Murtagh 3-1-8-0 Thompson 3-0-10-1
Afghanistan need 211 runs to win in 44.0 overs.
5.6 Murtagh to Najeeb Tarakai, no run. Off the back foot and up to mid-off, maiden maintains the pressure
5.5 Murtagh to Najeeb Tarakai, no run. Defends into the leg side
5.4 Murtagh to Najeeb Tarakai, no run. Pushed into the covers, front foot
5.3 Murtagh to Najeeb Tarakai, no run. Defends into the covers
5.2 Murtagh to Najeeb Tarakai, no run. Off the back foot, defends down the pitch
2:07 PM Lots of shouting from the Irish fielders, they feel they are on top
5.1 Murtagh to Najeeb Tarakai, no run. Pushed to backward point, Balbirnie
5
End of over 5 (8 runs) Afghanistan 19-1
Rahmat Shah 0* (1 balls, 0x4, 0x6) Najeeb Tarakai 4* (10 balls, 0x4, 0x6)
Partnership of 0 in 0.1 overs
Thompson 3-0-10-1 Murtagh 2-0-8-0
Afghanistan need 211 runs to win in 45.0 overs.
4.6 Thompson to Rahmat Shat, no run. Defends into the off side
1
Mohammad Shahzad c Porterfield b Thompson 13 (18 balls, 1x4, 1x6) SR: 72.22
Partnership of 19 in 28 balls
Afghanistan 19-1 in 4.4 overs
4.4 Thompson to Mohammad Shahzad, OUT - CAUGHT! In the air again, sliced to backward point and no mistake, to his left by the captain
45.7 Dawlat Zadran to O'Brien, no run. Slapped into the covers, good stop by Mulder
4.4 Thompson to Mohammad Shahzad, WIDE Down leg side
4.3 Thompson to Mohammad Shahzad, SIX Finally gets hold of one, and belted over wide long-on
4.2 Thompson to Najeeb Tarakai, 1 run. Flicked down to long leg, Dockrell round to field
4.1 Thompson to Najeeb Tarakai, no run. Tucked off his legs to mid-wicket
4
End of over 4 (3 runs) Afghanistan 11-0
Mohammad Shahzad 7* (16 balls, 1x4, 0x6) Najeeb Tarakai 3* (8 balls, 0x4, 0x6)
Partnership of 11 in 4.0 overs
Murtagh 2-0-8-0 Thompson 2-0-2-0
Afghanistan need 219 runs to win in 46.0 overs.
3.6 Murtagh to Najeeb Tarakai, 1 run. Short and pulled through mid-wicket
3.5 Murtagh to Mohammad Shahzad, 1 run. Cut away but only to Balbirnie at thirdman
3.4 Murtagh to Mohammad Shahzad, no run. And again, straight to Porterfield at backward point
1:58 PM Like Ireland before them, Afghanistan finding the fielders early on
3.3 Murtagh to Mohammad Shahzad, no run. Cracked off the back foot into the covers, Dockrell fields
3.2 Murtagh to Mohammad Shahzad, no run. Off the back foot driven hard to Joyce at deep mid-off
3.1 Murtagh to Najeeb Tarakai, 1 run. Turned down to long leg
3
End of over 3 (2 runs) Afghanistan 8-0
Mohammad Shahzad 6* (12 balls, 1x4, 0x6) Najeeb Tarakai 1* (6 balls, 0x4, 0x6)
Partnership of 8 in 3.0 overs
Thompson 2-0-2-0 Murtagh 1-0-5-0
Afghanistan need 222 runs to win in 47.0 overs.
2.6 Thompson to Najeeb Tarakai, 1 run. Lofted over Stirling for his first run, and that will make him feel so much better
2.5 Thompson to Najeeb Tarakai, no run. Defends from the crease
2.4 Thompson to Najeeb Tarakai, no run. Beats the outside edge as he tries to defend
2.3 Thompson to Najeeb Tarakai, no run. Pushes forward up to Stiring at extra cover. No close fielders
2.2 Thompson to Mohammad Shahzad, 1 leg bye.
2.1 Thompson to Mohammad Shahzad, no run. Tucked down to short fine leg
2
End of over 2 (5 runs) Afghanistan 6-0
Najeeb Tarakai 0* (2 balls, 0x4, 0x6) Mohammad Shahzad 6* (10 balls, 1x4, 0x6)
Partnership of 6 in 2.0 overs
Murtagh 1-0-5-0 Thompson 1-0-1-0
Afghanistan need 224 runs to win in 48.0 overs.
1.6 Murtagh to Najeeb Tarakai, no run. Eased into the off side, good work by Dockrell
1.5 Murtagh to Najeeb Tarakai, no run. Solidly forward, defends down the pitch
1:51 PM Now the debutant to face his first ball
1.4 Murtagh to Mohammad Shahzad, 1 run. Turned down to long leg
1.3 Murtagh to Mohammad Shahzad, no run.
1.2 Murtagh to Mohammad Shahzad, FOUR Pulled off his hips very fine
1.1 Murtagh to Mohammad Shahzad, no run. Defends from the crease
1
End of over 1 (1 run) Afghanistan 1-0
Najeeb Tarakai 0* (0 balls, 0x4, 0x6) Mohammad Shahzad 1* (6 balls, 0x4, 0x6)
Partnership of 1 in 1.0 overs
Thompson 1-0-1-0
Afghanistan need 229 runs to win in 49.0 overs.
0.6 Thompson to Mohammad Shahzad, 1 run. Turned through backward square but just the single, which is rather less than Shahzad was expecting from the first ball alone
0.5 Thompson to Mohammad Shahzad, no run. Off the back foot to mid-off
0.4 Thompson to Mohammad Shahzad, no run. Off the back foot to the bowler, fields one-handed
0.3 Thompson to Mohammad Shahzad, no run. Pushed into the covers
0.2 Thompson to Mohammad Shahzad, no run. Driven to mid-on
0.1 Thompson to Mohammad Shahzad, no run. Outrageous start by Shahzad as he goes for a wild cut shot but misses
1:45 PM Thompson to open the bowling
1:44 PM Ireland players take the field and before we resume I can confirm that Kevin O'Brien is on his way home and is out of next week's I-Cup match
1:19 PM To recap for the late risers, Porterfield finally won a toss and probably had no option but to bat first! An opening stand of 69 was not entirely blameless with Stirling dropped before he had scored at 1st slip and Joyce missed by the keeper on 40. Joyce wasn't so lucky s he deparated almost immediately afterwards and although Stirling brought up his 50 off 55 balls, he too was bowled in the next over. Porterfield and Niall O'Brien back in for his injured brother, both made starts but 34s are not going to get your team to a winning total. And the Ireland lower order are still light years away from matching Afghanistan's and today Ireland's last seven contributed just 49 runs between them as Ireland collapsed from 156-2 to 229 all out. Rashid, back in the groove, took four wickets and Dawlaw amazingly would not have got his 10 overs but 2-33 was still the best of the pacemen despite Fareed taking three wickets, the gift the big one of Porterfield. We start again at 1345 (8.15am back home). Enjoy your breakfast
1:10 PM So, not for the first time, without at least one of the top six still there, Ireland fail to bat out the overs, falling 11 balls short with the only positive to take is that 229 is still nine more than Afghanistan, batting first, managed on Wednesday but it will take a herculean effort by the bowlers to defend this total today
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T Murtagh c Mohammad Shahzad b Dawlat Zadran 1 (2 balls, 0x4, 0x6) SR: 50.00
Partnership of 0 in 1 balls
Ireland 229-10 in 48.1 overs
48.1 Dawlat Zadran to Murtagh, OUT - CAUGHT! Goes for pull shot but only gets a glove to the keeper
48
End of over 48 (3 runs) Ireland 229-9
T Murtagh 1* (1 balls, 0x4, 0x6)
Partnership of 0 in 0.0 overs
Fareed Malik 10-0-65-3 Dawlat Zadran 8-1-33-1
9
G Dockrell bowled Fareed Malik 21 (21 balls, 2x4, 0x6) SR: 100.00
Partnership of 2 in 3 balls
Ireland 229-9 in 48.0 overs
47.6 Fareed Malik to Dockrell, OUT - BOWLED! It's three for Malik as he uproots middle stump, batsman playing across the line
47.5 Fareed Malik to Murtagh, 1 run. Off the back foot to mid-on
47.4 Fareed Malik to Dockrell, 1 run. Leading edge but short of cover
8
A McBrine c Dawlat Zadran b Fareed Malik 12 (18 balls, 1x4, 0x6) SR: 66.67
Partnership of 34 in 30 balls
Ireland 227-8 in 47.3 overs
47.3 Fareed Malik to McBrine, OUT - CAUGHT! Comes down the pitch but can onlly loft it to thirdman, simple catch running in
47.2 Fareed Malik to Dockrell, 1 run. Pulled down to long-on but Nabi is there, boundaries needed
47.1 Fareed Malik to Dockrell, no run. Driven off the back foot straight to extra cover
47
End of over 47 (5 runs) Ireland 226-7
A McBrine 12* (17 balls, 1x4, 0x6) G Dockrell 19* (17 balls, 2x4, 0x6)
Partnership of 33 in 4.3 overs
Dawlat Zadran 8-1-33-1 Fareed Malik 9-0-62-1
46.6 Dawlat Zadran to McBrine, no run. Tries to glide it down past the keeper but misses
46.5 Dawlat Zadran to Dockrell, 1 run. Forward and slapped up to mid-off
46.4 Dawlat Zadran to McBrine, 1 run. Short and nicely dabbed down to thirdman from shoulder height
46.3 Dawlat Zadran to Dockrell, 1 run. Waits on the slower ball and slaps it down to long-on
46.2 Dawlat Zadran to McBrine, 1 run. Just dabbed down in front of him
46.1 Dawlat Zadran to Dockrell, 1 run. Stays back and nicely down to long leg
12:55 PM Dawlat now, an over too late!
46
End of over 46 (11 runs) Ireland 221-7
A McBrine 10* (14 balls, 1x4, 0x6) G Dockrell 16* (14 balls, 2x4, 0x6)
Partnership of 28 in 3.3 overs
Fareed Malik 9-0-62-1 Rashid Khan 10-1-29-4
45.6 Fareed Malik to McBrine, FOUR Short and pulled away through mid-on
45.5 Fareed Malik to Dockrell, 1 run. Forward at a stretch and through extra cover
45.4 Fareed Malik to Dockrell, no run. Short ball which Dockrell thinks about hooking, but not seriously
45.3 Fareed Malik to Dockrell, 2 runs. He beats the throw from deep square
12:52 PM Another review for a run-out this time with McBrine attempting to make the second to the non-striker's end
45.2 Fareed Malik to Dockrell, FOUR Pulled to long leg, ironically beats Dawlat
45.1 Fareed Malik to Dockrell, no run. Into the off side
12:51 PM Dawlat has three overs left and it's Malik continuing!
12:49 PM So it's 210 with five overs left
45
End of over 45 (9 runs) Ireland 210-7
A McBrine 6* (13 balls, 0x4, 0x6) G Dockrell 9* (9 balls, 1x4, 0x6)
Partnership of 17 in 2.3 overs
Rashid Khan 10-1-29-4 Fareed Malik 8-0-51-1
44.6 Rashid Khan to Dockrell, 1 run. Pushed up to Shafiqullah again and that was a bonus for Ireland. Rashid is finished.
44.5 Rashid Khan to Dockrell, FOUR DROPPED. Straight to Shafiqullah and throgh his hands at extra cover
44.4 Rashid Khan to McBrine, 1 run. Turned through mid-wicket
44.3 Rashid Khan to Dockrell, 1 run. Again off the back foot through the covers
44.2 Rashid Khan to McBrine, 1 run. Short and cut to thirdman
44.1 Rashid Khan to Dockrell, 1 run. Gives up the strike with a push through extra cover
44
End of over 44 (8 runs) Ireland 201-7
A McBrine 4* (11 balls, 0x4, 0x6) G Dockrell 2* (5 balls, 0x4, 0x6)
Partnership of 8 in 1.3 overs
Fareed Malik 8-0-51-1 Rashid Khan 9-1-20-4
43.6 Fareed Malik to Dockrell, 1 run. Pulled away but lands just on front of the fielder running in from long leg
43.5 Fareed Malik to McBrine, 1 run. Cut away to thirdman
43.4 Fareed Malik to Dockrell, 1 run. Tucked down to long leg
43.3 Fareed Malik to McBrine, 1 run. Driven to mid-off
43.2 Fareed Malik to McBrine, 4 leg byes.
43.1 Fareed Malik to McBrine, no run. Forward and into the covers
43
End of over 43 (1 run) Ireland 193-7
G Dockrell 0* (3 balls, 0x4, 0x6) A McBrine 2* (7 balls, 0x4, 0x6)
Partnership of 0 in 0.3 overs
Rashid Khan 9-1-20-4 Mohammad Nabi 10-0-45-0
42.6 Rashid Khan to Dockrell, no run. Defends but the runs have dried up. At least Nabi has finished and only one more over from Rashid to come
42.5 Rashid Khan to Dockrell, no run. Squeexed into the leg side
42.4 Rashid Khan to Dockrell, no run. Chaotic running, Dockrell stranded half way down the pitch and fielder didn't know what end to throw!
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S Thompson c Samiullah Shinwari b Rashid Khan 3 (9 balls, 0x4, 0x6) SR: 33.33
Partnership of 3 in 9 balls
Ireland 193-7 in 42.3 overs
42.3 Rashid Khan to Thompson, OUT - CAUGHT! Pushed out to cover and superb one-handed catch to his left but he was beaten in the flight
42.2 Rashid Khan to McBrine, 1 run.
42.1 Rashid Khan to McBrine, no run.
42
End of over 42 (2 runs) Ireland 192-6
S Thompson 3* (8 balls, 0x4, 0x6) A McBrine 1* (5 balls, 0x4, 0x6)
Partnership of 2 in 1.0 overs
Mohammad Nabi 10-0-45-0 Rashid Khan 8-1-19-3
41.6 Mohammad Nabi to McBrine, 1 run. Pushed through the covers
41.5 Mohammad Nabi to McBrine, no run. And another
41.4 Mohammad Nabi to McBrine, no run. Forward defensive
41.3 Mohammad Nabi to McBrine, no run.
41.2 Mohammad Nabi to McBrine, no run. Forward defensive
41.1 Mohammad Nabi to Thompson, 1 run. Pushed into the off side
41
End of over 41 (2 runs) Ireland 190-6
S Thompson 2* (7 balls, 0x4, 0x6)
Partnership of 0 in 0.0 overs
Rashid Khan 8-1-19-3 Mohammad Nabi 9-0-43-0
6
N O'Brien lbw b Rashid Khan 34 (52 balls, 3x4, 0x6) SR: 65.38
Partnership of 5 in 12 balls
Ireland 190-6 in 41.0 overs
40.6 Rashid Khan to N O'Brien, OUT - LBW! Disaster for Ireland as O'Brien goes, taken on the pad but not far forward
40.5 Rashid Khan to Thompson, 1 run. Turned down to long leg, settle for the single
40.4 Rashid Khan to Thompson, no run. Beaten by the googly
40.3 Rashid Khan to Thompson, no run. Taken on the pad first up, no serious shot
40.2 Rashid Khan to N O'Brien, 1 run. Along the ground through mid-on
40.1 Rashid Khan to N O'Brien, no run. Defends into the leg side
12:29 PM Thompson in the middle so Rashid back in the attack
40
End of over 40 (3 runs) Ireland 188-5
S Thompson 1* (4 balls, 0x4, 0x6) N O'Brien 33* (49 balls, 3x4, 0x6)
Partnership of 3 in 1.0 overs
Mohammad Nabi 9-0-43-0 Dawlat Zadran 7-1-28-1
39.6 Mohammad Nabi to N O'Brien, 1 run. Cut away past backward point - 43 off the last 10
39.5 Mohammad Nabi to Thompson, 1 run. Turned through square leg
39.4 Mohammad Nabi to Thompson, no run. Pushed back to the bowler
39.3 Mohammad Nabi to Thompson, no run. Forward defensive
39.2 Mohammad Nabi to Thompson, no run. Forward and into the covers
39.1 Mohammad Nabi to N O'Brien, 1 run. Easily into the leg side
12:25 PM So Ireland top six survives 39 overs but if past form is anything to go by, Niall will have to stay there to the finish
39
End of over 39 (4 runs) Ireland 185-5
N O'Brien 31* (47 balls, 3x4, 0x6)
Partnership of 0 in 0.0 overs
Dawlat Zadran 7-1-28-1 Mohammad Nabi 8-0-40-0
5
G Wilson bowled Dawlat Zadran 5 (14 balls, 0x4, 0x6) SR: 35.71
Partnership of 15 in 27 balls
Ireland 185-5 in 39.0 overs
38.6 Dawlat Zadran to Wilson, OUT - BOWLED! Misses a superb yorker
38.5 Dawlat Zadran to N O'Brien, 1 run. Short and fended down intothe leg side
38.4 Dawlat Zadran to Wilson, 1 run. And he comfortably makes the quick single
12:22 PM Another quick single to point but Wilson looked well home there with the naked eye but umpire, of course, refers to the tv umpire for the decision
38.3 Dawlat Zadran to Wilson, no run. Forward defensive
38.2 Dawlat Zadran to N O'Brien, 1 run. Pushed into the covers and Wilson has to make a full length dive, raising the dust, to get home
38.1 Dawlat Zadran to Wilson, 1 run. Forward and through point
38
End of over 38 (6 runs) Ireland 181-4
N O'Brien 29* (45 balls, 3x4, 0x6) G Wilson 3* (10 balls, 0x4, 0x6)
Partnership of 11 in 3.3 overs
Mohammad Nabi 8-0-40-0 Dawlat Zadran 6-1-24-0
37.6 Mohammad Nabi to N O'Brien, FOUR That's a good shot swept well forward of square and greeted in almost total silence. The Indian Irish supporters don't seem to be in the ground today - or maybe they are just shocked at Ireland batting first
37.5 Mohammad Nabi to Wilson, 1 leg bye.
37.4 Mohammad Nabi to Wilson, no run.
37.3 Mohammad Nabi to N O'Brien, 1 run. Connects this time but no great timing out to deep mid-wicket
37.2 Mohammad Nabi to N O'Brien, no run. Misses with the sweep shot
37.1 Mohammad Nabi to N O'Brien, no run. Forwward and straight to backward point
37
End of over 37 (2 runs) Ireland 175-4
G Wilson 3* (8 balls, 0x4, 0x6) N O'Brien 24* (41 balls, 2x4, 0x6)
Partnership of 5 in 2.3 overs
Dawlat Zadran 6-1-24-0 Gulbadin Naib 9-0-39-1
36.6 Dawlat Zadran to Wilson, no run. Straight to mid-off as he comes forward
36.5 Dawlat Zadran to N O'Brien, 1 run. Flicked over mid-wicket
36.4 Dawlat Zadran to N O'Brien, no run. Beaten outside off as he pushes forward
36.3 Dawlat Zadran to N O'Brien, no run. Forward and up to mid off again
36.2 Dawlat Zadran to N O'Brien, no run. Punched up to mid-off
36.1 Dawlat Zadran to Wilson, 1 run. Looking for the gap between mid-off and mid-on but good diving stop by the leg side fielder
12:11 PM Three left for Rashid as he makes way for Dawlat at the pavilion end
36
End of over 36 (2 runs) Ireland 173-4
N O'Brien 23* (37 balls, 2x4, 0x6) G Wilson 2* (6 balls, 0x4, 0x6)
Partnership of 3 in 1.3 overs
Gulbadin Naib 9-0-39-1 Rashid Khan 7-1-17-2
35.6 Gulbadin Naib to N O'Brien, no run. Defends into the covers, front foot
35.5 Gulbadin Naib to N O'Brien, no run. Off the back foot to mid-on
35.4 Gulbadin Naib to Wilson, 1 run. Deflected down to thirdman
35.3 Gulbadin Naib to Wilson, no run. Now thickish edge to backward point
35.2 Gulbadin Naib to Wilson, no run. Action replay but again umpire says no
35.1 Gulbadin Naib to Wilson, no run. Appeal for a catch behind as he chases a wide one
12:08 PM Single off the last ball
35
End of over 35 (6 runs) Ireland 171-4
G Wilson 0* (2 balls, 0x4, 0x6) N O'Brien 23* (35 balls, 2x4, 0x6)
Partnership of 1 in 0.3 overs
Rashid Khan 7-1-16-2 Fareed Malik 7-0-47-1
34.6 Rashid Khan to Wilson, no run. Pushed back down the pitch
34.5 Rashid Khan to Wilson, no run. Stays back and defends into the leg side
34.4 Rashid Khan to N O'Brien, 1 run. Forward and eased down to thirdman
4
A Balbirnie c Shafiqullah b Rashid Khan 7 (9 balls, 1x4, 0x6) SR: 77.78
Partnership of 14 in 16 balls
Ireland 170-4 in 34.3 overs
34.3 Rashid Khan to Balbirnie, OUT - CAUGHT! But he didn't get to the pitch of that and it goes high to long leg where fielder takes a fine running catch - but that is a big wicket
34.2 Rashid Khan to Balbirnie, FOUR Balbirnie's tried and trusted sweep shot against Rashid brings him his first four
34.1 Rashid Khan to N O'Brien, 1 run. Easily into the leg side
34
End of over 34 (5 runs) Ireland 165-3
A Balbirnie 3* (7 balls, 0x4, 0x6) N O'Brien 21* (33 balls, 2x4, 0x6)
Partnership of 9 in 2.1 overs
Fareed Malik 7-0-47-1 Rashid Khan 6-1-10-1
33.6 Fareed Malik to N O'Brien, 1 run. Angled to fine thirdman and it's five off the over
33.6 Fareed Malik to N O'Brien, WIDE Outside leg and batsman disgusted he missed out on that
33.5 Fareed Malik to Balbirnie, 1 run. Forward and forced through the covers
33.4 Fareed Malik to Balbirnie, no run. Misses outside off as his bat hits the ground
33.3 Fareed Malik to N O'Brien, 1 leg bye.
33.2 Fareed Malik to Balbirnie, 1 run. Eased past the square leg umpire
33.1 Fareed Malik to Balbirnie, no run. Driven straight to Rashid at extra cover
33
End of over 33 (3 runs) Ireland 160-3
N O'Brien 20* (31 balls, 2x4, 0x6) A Balbirnie 1* (3 balls, 0x4, 0x6)
Partnership of 4 in 1.1 overs
Rashid Khan 6-1-10-1 Fareed Malik 6-0-43-1
32.6 Rashid Khan to N O'Brien, no run.
32.5 Rashid Khan to Balbirnie, 1 run. Sweep shot out and down to long leg
32.4 Rashid Khan to Balbirnie, no run. Forward and straight to mid-wicket
32.4 Rashid Khan to Balbirnie, WIDE Way down leg, misses with 'free hit'
32.3 Rashid Khan to N O'Brien, 1 run. Short but only chopped to thirdman
32.2 Rashid Khan to N O'Brien, no run. Beats the forward defensive outside off
32.1 Rashid Khan to N O'Brien, no run. Off the back foot to cover
32
End of over 32 (11 runs) Ireland 157-3
A Balbirnie 0* (1 balls, 0x4, 0x6) N O'Brien 19* (27 balls, 2x4, 0x6)
Partnership of 1 in 0.1 overs
Fareed Malik 6-0-43-1 Rashid Khan 5-1-7-1
31.6 Fareed Malik to Balbirnie, no run. Turned straight to mid-wicket
31.6 Fareed Malik to Balbirnie, WIDE Down leg side
11:49 AM Drinks will not be taken as Balbirnie comes to the wicket and Ireland still looking for a substantial partnership Obviously gets more difficult as the overs run out but they are still well placed
3
W Porterfield c Mohammad Shahzad b Fareed Malik 34 (52 balls, 4x4, 0x6) SR: 65.38
Partnership of 40 in 53 balls
Ireland 156-3 in 31.5 overs
31.5 Fareed Malik to Porterfield, OUT - CAUGHT! Maybe finding it a little too easy and loose shot outside off gets the edge. It's just another start rather than a major innings
31.4 Fareed Malik to Porterfield, FOUR In the air through backward point and misfield on the boundary earns another four
31.3 Fareed Malik to Porterfield, FOUR Sweep/pull to long leg, good shot
31.2 Fareed Malik to N O'Brien, 1 run. Pushed into the covers
11:45 AM Malik actually back into the attack
31.1 Gulbadin Naib to Porterfield, 1 run. Forward and turned down to long leg
31
End of over 31 (1 run) Ireland 146-2
N O'Brien 18* (26 balls, 2x4, 0x6) W Porterfield 25* (48 balls, 2x4, 0x6)
Partnership of 30 in 8.0 overs
Rashid Khan 5-1-7-1 Gulbadin Naib 8-0-38-1
30.6 Rashid Khan to N O'Brien, no run. Taken on the pad, way forward
30.5 Rashid Khan to N O'Brien, no run. Forward and up to mid-wicket
30.4 Rashid Khan to N O'Brien, no run. Forward defensive
30.3 Rashid Khan to N O'Brien, no run. Beats the outside edge but, still goes up for the appeal
30.2 Rashid Khan to N O'Brien, no run. Defends into the covers
30.1 Rashid Khan to Porterfield, 1 run. Along the ground to long-off
11:40 AM So can Ireland double up and get 290 - it would be a very competitive total
30
End of over 30 (8 runs) Ireland 145-2
N O'Brien 18* (21 balls, 2x4, 0x6) W Porterfield 24* (47 balls, 2x4, 0x6)
Partnership of 29 in 7.0 overs
Gulbadin Naib 8-0-38-1 Rashid Khan 4-1-6-1
29.6 Gulbadin Naib to N O'Brien, no run. Defends into the off side
29.5 Gulbadin Naib to N O'Brien, no run. Forward and into the covers
29.4 Gulbadin Naib to N O'Brien, 2 runs. Tucked through mid-wicket
29.3 Gulbadin Naib to Porterfield, 1 leg bye.
29.2 Gulbadin Naib to N O'Brien, 1 run. Forward and turned to deep mid-wicket
29.1 Gulbadin Naib to N O'Brien, FOUR Swept away to long leg
29
End of over 29 (1 run) Ireland 137-2
W Porterfield 24* (46 balls, 2x4, 0x6) N O'Brien 11* (16 balls, 1x4, 0x6)
Partnership of 21 in 6.0 overs
Rashid Khan 4-1-6-1 Mohammad Nabi 7-0-35-0
28.6 Rashid Khan to Porterfield, no run. Negotiated Rashid's return over without too much trouble
28.5 Rashid Khan to Porterfield, no run.
28.4 Rashid Khan to Porterfield, no run.
28.3 Rashid Khan to Porterfield, no run.
28.2 Rashid Khan to Porterfield, no run.
28.1 Rashid Khan to Porterfield, no run.
11:33 AM Missed the first ball of that last over which was a wide
28
End of over 28 (3 runs) Ireland 136-2
N O'Brien 11* (16 balls, 1x4, 0x6) W Porterfield 24* (40 balls, 2x4, 0x6)
Partnership of 20 in 5.0 overs
Mohammad Nabi 7-0-34-0 Gulbadin Naib 7-0-31-1
27.6 Mohammad Nabi to N O'Brien, no run. Dabbed down to short thirdman
27.5 Mohammad Nabi to N O'Brien, no run. Pushed into the covers
27.4 Mohammad Nabi to N O'Brien, no run.
27.3 Mohammad Nabi to N O'Brien, 2 runs. ALong the ground to long-off and deflection off the stumps from the throw gives them the overthrow
27.2 Mohammad Nabi to Porterfield, 1 run. Turned through square leg
27.1 Mohammad Nabi to Porterfield, no run.
27
End of over 27 (4 runs) Ireland 133-2
N O'Brien 9* (12 balls, 1x4, 0x6) W Porterfield 23* (38 balls, 2x4, 0x6)
Partnership of 17 in 4.0 overs
Gulbadin Naib 7-0-31-1 Mohammad Nabi 6-0-31-0
26.6 Gulbadin Naib to N O'Brien, no run. Defends into the off side
26.6 Gulbadin Naib to N O'Brien, WIDE Down leg side
26.5 Gulbadin Naib to N O'Brien, no run. Straight to backward point, Shinwari
26.4 Gulbadin Naib to Porterfield, 1 run. Eased into the off side
26.3 Gulbadin Naib to N O'Brien, 1 run. Tucked into the off side
26.2 Gulbadin Naib to Porterfield, 1 run. Off the back foot to backward point
26.1 Gulbadin Naib to Porterfield, no run. Forward into the off side
11:25 AM The highest score at this stage since the 2nd match.
26
End of over 26 (5 runs) Ireland 129-2
N O'Brien 8* (9 balls, 1x4, 0x6) W Porterfield 21* (35 balls, 2x4, 0x6)
Partnership of 13 in 3.0 overs
Mohammad Nabi 6-0-31-0 Gulbadin Naib 6-0-27-1
25.6 Mohammad Nabi to Porterfield, 1 run. Push and run into the off side
25.5 Mohammad Nabi to N O'Brien, 1 run. Angled to backward point
25.4 Mohammad Nabi to N O'Brien, no run. Forward defensive
25.3 Mohammad Nabi to N O'Brien, 2 runs. Well forward and through the covers, easily back for the second
25.2 Mohammad Nabi to N O'Brien, no run. Defends into the covers
25.1 Mohammad Nabi to Porterfield, 1 run. Pushed into the covers
25
End of over 25 (7 runs) Ireland 124-2
N O'Brien 5* (5 balls, 1x4, 0x6) W Porterfield 19* (33 balls, 2x4, 0x6)
Partnership of 8 in 2.0 overs
Gulbadin Naib 6-0-27-1 Mohammad Nabi 5-0-26-0
24.6 Gulbadin Naib to N O'Brien, no run. Defends to mid-on
24.5 Gulbadin Naib to N O'Brien, FOUR Forward and beats the dive of mid-off to get his first boundary
24.4 Gulbadin Naib to N O'Brien, no run. Defends into the covers
24.3 Gulbadin Naib to Porterfield, 1 run. Full and just gets bat on that into the leg side
24.2 Gulbadin Naib to N O'Brien, 1 run. Pushed into the covers
24.1 Gulbadin Naib to Porterfield, 1 leg bye.
24
End of over 24 (1 run) Ireland 117-2
N O'Brien 0* (1 balls, 0x4, 0x6) W Porterfield 18* (31 balls, 2x4, 0x6)
Partnership of 1 in 1.0 overs
Mohammad Nabi 5-0-26-0 Gulbadin Naib 5-0-21-1
23.6 Mohammad Nabi to N O'Brien, no run. Defends into the covers, front foot
23.5 Mohammad Nabi to Porterfield, 1 run. Cut away in the air but no-one at point
23.4 Mohammad Nabi to Porterfield, no run. Forward defensive
23.3 Mohammad Nabi to Porterfield, no run. Off the back foot in defence
23.2 Mohammad Nabi to Porterfield, no run. Pushed up towards mid-on
23.1 Mohammad Nabi to Porterfield, no run. Forward defensive
11:16 AM Two left handers so Nabi straight back
11:15 AM Ireland still looking for someone to play the big innings, both openers now back in the pavilion
23
End of over 23 (3 runs) Ireland 116-2
W Porterfield 17* (26 balls, 2x4, 0x6)
Partnership of 0 in 0.0 overs
Gulbadin Naib 5-0-21-1 Samiullah Shinwari 1-0-9-0
2
P Stirling bowled Gulbadin Naib 51 (60 balls, 4x4, 2x6) SR: 85.00
Partnership of 47 in 49 balls
Ireland 116-2 in 23.0 overs
22.6 Gulbadin Naib to Stirling, OUT - BOWLED! And there goes Stirling's middle stump, beats the forward defensive!
22.5 Gulbadin Naib to Porterfield, 1 run.
22.4 Gulbadin Naib to Stirling, 1 run. Forward and up to mid-on
22.3 Gulbadin Naib to Stirling, no run. Short again but mistimed to mid-wicket, missed out there
22.2 Gulbadin Naib to Stirling, no run. Forward defensive
22.2 Gulbadin Naib to Stirling, WIDE Short and down leg side
22.1 Gulbadin Naib to Stirling, no run. Taken on the pad as he comes forward
22
End of over 22 (9 runs) Ireland 113-1
W Porterfield 16* (25 balls, 2x4, 0x6) P Stirling 50* (55 balls, 4x4, 2x6)
Partnership of 44 in 7.1 overs
Samiullah Shinwari 1-0-9-0 Fareed Malik 5-0-32-0
21.6 Samiullah Shinwari to Stirling, 1 run. Forward and throgh extra cove for another half century for the man in form, his 4th in this ODI series
21.5 Samiullah Shinwari to Porterfield, 1 run. Short and swept/pull to deep backward square
21.4 Samiullah Shinwari to Porterfield, no run. Forward and into the cover
21.3 Samiullah Shinwari to Stirling, 1 run. Now the full toss smacked through the covers to the sweeper
21.2 Samiullah Shinwari to Stirling, no run. Still shortish but uppish and lands just short of point
21.1 Samiullah Shinwari to Stirling, SIX Loosener of all looseners, halftracker pulled over deep square
11:06 AM Shenwari is Afghnistan's third spinner
21
End of over 21 (6 runs) Ireland 104-1
W Porterfield 15* (23 balls, 2x4, 0x6) P Stirling 42* (51 balls, 4x4, 1x6)
Partnership of 35 in 6.1 overs
Fareed Malik 5-0-32-0 Gulbadin Naib 4-0-18-0
20.6 Fareed Malik to Porterfield, FOUR Short and upper cut over extra cover, simple but excellent shot
20.5 Fareed Malik to Porterfield, no run. Forward and pushed into the covers
20.4 Fareed Malik to Porterfield, no run. Off the back foot into the covers
20.3 Fareed Malik to Stirling, 1 run. Quick single brings up the 100
20.2 Fareed Malik to Porterfield, 1 run. Tucked down to short thirdman
20.1 Fareed Malik to Porterfield, no run.
20
End of over 20 (3 runs) Ireland 98-1
P Stirling 41* (50 balls, 4x4, 1x6) W Porterfield 10* (18 balls, 1x4, 0x6)
Partnership of 29 in 5.1 overs
Gulbadin Naib 4-0-18-0 Fareed Malik 4-0-26-0
19.6 Gulbadin Naib to Stirling, no run.
19.5 Gulbadin Naib to Porterfield, 1 run.
19.4 Gulbadin Naib to Porterfield, no run. Taken on pad but that was heading down leg
19.3 Gulbadin Naib to Stirling, 1 run. Pushed up to deep mid-off
19.2 Gulbadin Naib to Porterfield, 1 run. Forward and through point
19.1 Gulbadin Naib to Porterfield, no run. Pushes forward into the off side
10:56 AM Change of ends for Gulbadin now
19
End of over 19 (10 runs) Ireland 95-1
P Stirling 40* (48 balls, 4x4, 1x6) W Porterfield 8* (14 balls, 1x4, 0x6)
Partnership of 26 in 4.1 overs
Fareed Malik 4-0-26-0 Mohammad Nabi 4-0-25-0
18.6 Fareed Malik to Porterfield, 1 run. Turned through mid-wicket, and a very profitable over for Ireland
18.5 Fareed Malik to Porterfield, no run. Defends from the crease
18.4 Fareed Malik to Stirling, 1 run. Same shot but straight to the fielder this time, Nabi
18.3 Fareed Malik to Stirling, 2 runs. Cover drive off the front foot
18.3 Fareed Malik to Stirling, WIDE Way outside off
18.2 Fareed Malik to Porterfield, 1 run. Forward and out to deep point
18.1 Fareed Malik to Porterfield, FOUR Much to the delight of the Ireland captain who pulls his first ball through wide mid-on
10:51 AM Just three overs from Rashid, and Malik is back
18
End of over 18 (2 runs) Ireland 85-1
P Stirling 37* (46 balls, 4x4, 1x6) W Porterfield 2* (10 balls, 0x4, 0x6)
Partnership of 16 in 3.1 overs
Mohammad Nabi 4-0-25-0 Rashid Khan 3-0-6-1
17.6 Mohammad Nabi to Porterfield, 1 run. Off the back foot to long-on
17.5 Mohammad Nabi to Porterfield, no run. Quicker ball and just dug out into the leg side
17.4 Mohammad Nabi to Stirling, 1 run. Tucked into the gap on the leg side
17.3 Mohammad Nabi to Stirling, no run. Forward but straight to mid-wicket
17.2 Mohammad Nabi to Stirling, no run. Taken on the pad as he comes forward
17.1 Mohammad Nabi to Stirling, no run. Swept to short fine leg
17
End of over 17 (3 runs) Ireland 83-1
W Porterfield 1* (8 balls, 0x4, 0x6) P Stirling 36* (42 balls, 4x4, 1x6)
Partnership of 14 in 2.1 overs
Rashid Khan 3-0-6-1 Mohammad Nabi 3-0-23-0
16.6 Rashid Khan to Porterfield, no run. Big forward defensive
16.5 Rashid Khan to Porterfield, no run. Well forward in defence
16.4 Rashid Khan to Stirling, 1 run. Pushed into the covers
16.3 Rashid Khan to Porterfield, 1 run. Turned through mid-wicket to get off the mark
16.2 Rashid Khan to Porterfield, no run.
16.1 Rashid Khan to Stirling, 1 run. Forward and eased through the covers
16
End of over 16 (11 runs) Ireland 80-1
W Porterfield 0* (4 balls, 0x4, 0x6) P Stirling 34* (40 balls, 4x4, 1x6)
Partnership of 11 in 1.1 overs
Mohammad Nabi 3-0-23-0 Rashid Khan 2-0-3-1
15.6 Mohammad Nabi to Porterfield, no run. Off the back foot turned into the leg side
15.5 Mohammad Nabi to Porterfield, no run. Bottom edge somehow misses the stumps
15.4 Mohammad Nabi to Porterfield, no run. Beats the outside edge as he pushes forward
10:43 AM Rashid into slip for the new batsman
15.3 Mohammad Nabi to Stirling, 1 run. Swept to Shinwari, now back on the boundary
15.2 Mohammad Nabi to Stirling, SIX And that goes even further and finer
15.1 Mohammad Nabi to Stirling, FOUR Top edge but he gets more than enough on it to the vacant fine leg
15
End of over 15 (2 runs) Ireland 69-1
W Porterfield 0* (1 balls, 0x4, 0x6) P Stirling 23* (37 balls, 3x4, 0x6)
Partnership of 0 in 0.1 overs
Rashid Khan 2-0-3-1 Mohammad Nabi 2-0-12-0
14.6 Rashid Khan to Porterfield, no run. Well forward in defence
10:39 AM Taking drinnks at the fall of the first wicket and Joyce finishes the series with a top score of 55. Which certainy wasn't expected if the series was to be level going into the final game
1
E Joyce bowled Rashid Khan 42 (52 balls, 6x4, 1x6) SR: 80.77
Partnership of 69 in 89 balls
Ireland 69-1 in 14.5 overs
14.5 Rashid Khan to Joyce, OUT - BOWLED! And Rashhid strikes with his 11th ball, through the forward defensive
14.4 Rashid Khan to Joyce, no run. Forwward defensive into the covers
14.3 Rashid Khan to Stirling, 1 run. Forward and down the ground to long-off, Stanikzai
14.2 Rashid Khan to Stirling, no run. Forward and out to mid-wicket
14.1 Rashid Khan to Joyce, 1 run. Cuts full ball to backward point
14
End of over 14 (1 run) Ireland 67-0
P Stirling 22* (35 balls, 3x4, 0x6) E Joyce 41* (49 balls, 6x4, 1x6)
Partnership of 67 in 14.0 overs
Mohammad Nabi 2-0-12-0 Rashid Khan 1-0-1-0
13.6 Mohammad Nabi to Joyce, 1 run. Forward but mistimed down to long-on
13.5 Mohammad Nabi to Joyce, no run. Waits on that and played into the leg side
13.4 Mohammad Nabi to Joyce, no run. NOT OUT says the third umpire
10:33 AM we have an appeal for a run out against Joyce who just wandered out of his crease after playing that ball into the covers. Ball came back quickly and it has been referred upstairs
13.3 Mohammad Nabi to Joyce, no run. Pushed into the covers
13.2 Mohammad Nabi to Joyce, no run. Defends into the leg side
13.1 Mohammad Nabi to Joyce, no run. DROPPED By Shahzad standing up of course
13
End of over 13 (1 run) Ireland 66-0
P Stirling 22* (35 balls, 3x4, 0x6) E Joyce 40* (43 balls, 6x4, 1x6)
Partnership of 66 in 13.0 overs
Rashid Khan 1-0-1-0 Mohammad Nabi 1-0-11-0
12.6 Rashid Khan to Stirling, no run. Defends into the covers
12.5 Rashid Khan to Stirling, no run. Defends into the covers
12.4 Rashid Khan to Stirling, no run. Off the back foot into the covers
12.3 Rashid Khan to Joyce, 1 run. That's short and pulled to wide long-on good work by Malik, back on the field
12.2 Rashid Khan to Joyce, no run. Forward defensive into the leg side
12.1 Rashid Khan to Joyce, no run. Beats him first up outside off
10:29 AM Afghanistan are worried Rashid into the attack in the 13th over, 10 overs earlier than normal
12
End of over 12 (11 runs) Ireland 65-0
P Stirling 22* (32 balls, 3x4, 0x6) E Joyce 39* (40 balls, 6x4, 1x6)
Partnership of 65 in 12.0 overs
Mohammad Nabi 1-0-11-0 Gulbadin Naib 3-0-15-0
11.6 Mohammad Nabi to Joyce, 1 run. Forward and pushed past backward point
11.5 Mohammad Nabi to Joyce, no run. Quicker ball, pushed int the covers
11.4 Mohammad Nabi to Joyce, FOUR Goes back and cuts it away to fine thirdman
11.3 Mohammad Nabi to Joyce, no run. Forward defensive
11.2 Mohammad Nabi to Joyce, SIX Down the pitch and nonchalently lofted to long-on
11.1 Mohammad Nabi to Joyce, no run. Forwward and pushed into the off side
10:25 AM Nabi is the first spin of the day
11
End of over 11 (6 runs) Ireland 54-0
P Stirling 22* (32 balls, 3x4, 0x6) E Joyce 28* (34 balls, 5x4, 0x6)
Partnership of 54 in 11.0 overs
Gulbadin Naib 3-0-15-0 Dawlat Zadran 5-1-22-0
10.6 Gulbadin Naib to Stirling, no run. Forward and into the covers
10.5 Gulbadin Naib to Joyce, 1 run. Full and flicked through mid-wicket - as the sun disappears again!
10.4 Gulbadin Naib to Joyce, no run. Forward defensive
10.3 Gulbadin Naib to Stirling, 1 run. Forward and tucked down to thirdman
10.2 Gulbadin Naib to Stirling, no run. Forward but straight to cover as the sun returns overhead
10.1 Gulbadin Naib to Stirling, FOUR Cracked throgh the covers to bring up the 50 partnership. Perfect start for Ireland
10
End of over 10 (10 runs) Ireland 48-0
E Joyce 27* (32 balls, 5x4, 0x6) P Stirling 17* (28 balls, 2x4, 0x6)
Partnership of 48 in 10.0 overs
Dawlat Zadran 5-1-22-0 Gulbadin Naib 2-0-9-0
9.6 Dawlat Zadran to Joyce, FOUR Another super shot, driven through backward point, fielders didn't move
9.5 Dawlat Zadran to Joyce, no run. Forward and up to extra cover
9.4 Dawlat Zadran to Joyce, no run. Off the back foot into the covers
9.3 Dawlat Zadran to Joyce, FOUR Clipped nicely off his hips down to fine leg
9.2 Dawlat Zadran to Stirling, 1 run.
9.1 Dawlat Zadran to Joyce, 1 run. Rare badly judged run by Joyce there, hit hard to point and he took off and had to hurry in
9
End of over 9 (8 runs) Ireland 38-0
P Stirling 16* (27 balls, 2x4, 0x6) E Joyce 18* (27 balls, 3x4, 0x6)
Partnership of 38 in 9.0 overs
Gulbadin Naib 2-0-9-0 Dawlat Zadran 4-1-12-0
8.6 Gulbadin Naib to Stirling, FOUR That's a lovely shot, just leans into it and flicks it through mid-wicket with Joyce timing
8.5 Gulbadin Naib to Stirling, no run. Off the back foot on the bounce to extra cover
8.4 Gulbadin Naib to Stirling, no run. Forward but straight to backward point and immediately shouts 'no run'
8.3 Gulbadin Naib to Stirling, FOUR Finally the cover drive beats the fielder to his right, all along the ground. His first boundary after 24 balls
8.2 Gulbadin Naib to Stirling, no run. Swing and a miss outside off and afterwards he swipes his bat in disgust
8.1 Gulbadin Naib to Stirling, no run. Forward and drives straight to cover
10:10 AM Stirling taking quite a lot of drink and flexing his legs. Quite a long break
8
End of over 8 (6 runs) Ireland 30-0
E Joyce 18* (27 balls, 3x4, 0x6) P Stirling 8* (21 balls, 0x4, 0x6)
Partnership of 30 in 8.0 overs
Dawlat Zadran 4-1-12-0 Gulbadin Naib 1-0-1-0
7.6 Dawlat Zadran to Joyce, no run. Forward and into the leg side, thought about the single but eventually said no. Time for a towel down on another hot morning
7.5 Dawlat Zadran to Stirling, 1 run. Now forard and up to mid-on
7.4 Dawlat Zadran to Stirling, 2 runs. Tucked nicely off his legs to fine leg, substitute fielder Hashmatulah fields
7.3 Dawlat Zadran to Stirling, 2 runs. Now Stiring finally finds a gap, at mid-wicket
7.2 Dawlat Zadran to Joyce, 1 run. Forward and finds the gap for the single.
7.1 Dawlat Zadran to Joyce, no run. Off the back foot but straight to cover - as a huge cloud, hzze envelopes the ground
7
End of over 7 (1 run) Ireland 24-0
P Stirling 3* (18 balls, 0x4, 0x6) E Joyce 17* (24 balls, 3x4, 0x6)
Partnership of 24 in 7.0 overs
Gulbadin Naib 1-0-1-0 Dawlat Zadran 3-1-6-0
6.6 Gulbadin Naib to Stirling, no run. Another off drive but another fielder in the way
6.5 Gulbadin Naib to Stirling, no run. Forward but defends into the covers
6.4 Gulbadin Naib to Stirling, no run. Again finds the fielder at extra cover
6.3 Gulbadin Naib to Stirling, no run. Forward but thickish edge drive to backward point
6.2 Gulbadin Naib to Stirling, no run. Forward and defends into the off side
6.1 Gulbadin Naib to Joyce, 1 run. Clipped wide of mid-on
6
End of over 6 (6 runs) Ireland 23-0
P Stirling 3* (13 balls, 0x4, 0x6) E Joyce 16* (23 balls, 3x4, 0x6)
Partnership of 23 in 6.0 overs
Dawlat Zadran 3-1-6-0 Fareed Malik 3-0-16-0
5.6 Dawlat Zadran to Joyce, 1 run. Well judged run to mid-off, both took off imediately
5.5 Dawlat Zadran to Joyce, no run.
5.4 Dawlat Zadran to Joyce, FOUR In the block hole but not only dug out with such timing it speeds to the cover boundary
5.3 Dawlat Zadran to Joyce, no run. Left outside off
5.2 Dawlat Zadran to Joyce, no run. Goes for the off drive but only gets a bottom edge into his pads
5.1 Dawlat Zadran to Stirling, 1 leg bye.
5
End of over 5 (5 runs) Ireland 17-0
E Joyce 11* (18 balls, 2x4, 0x6) P Stirling 3* (12 balls, 0x4, 0x6)
Partnership of 17 in 5.0 overs
Fareed Malik 3-0-16-0 Dawlat Zadran 2-1-1-0
4.6 Fareed Malik to Stirling, 1 run. Cut away backward of point for a run this time
4.5 Fareed Malik to Stirling, no run. Nice looking off drive but again straight to point
4.4 Fareed Malik to Joyce, 1 run. Turned into the leg side, another easy single
4.3 Fareed Malik to Joyce, 2 runs. Confidently forward and clipped through mid-wicket
4.2 Fareed Malik to Stirling, 1 run. Forward and thickish edge to thirdman
4.1 Fareed Malik to Stirling, no run. Driven straight to point, front foot
4
End of over 4 (1 run) Ireland 12-0
E Joyce 8* (16 balls, 2x4, 0x6) P Stirling 1* (8 balls, 0x4, 0x6)
Partnership of 12 in 4.0 overs
Dawlat Zadran 2-1-1-0 Fareed Malik 2-0-11-0
3.6 Dawlat Zadran to Joyce, no run. Off the back foot into the covers
3.5 Dawlat Zadran to Joyce, no run. Forward and defends down the pitch
3.4 Dawlat Zadran to Joyce, no run. Forward and again into the off side
3.3 Dawlat Zadran to Joyce, no run. Defends into the off side
3.2 Dawlat Zadran to Stirling, 1 run. DROPPED. Just carried to first slip off the edge and he couldn't gather, Rashid looking at 2nd slip as if he should have went for it
3.1 Dawlat Zadran to Stirling, no run. Off the back foot into the covers, takes on hand off the bat as he played it
3
End of over 3 (8 runs) Ireland 11-0
E Joyce 8* (12 balls, 2x4, 0x6) P Stirling 0* (6 balls, 0x4, 0x6)
Partnership of 11 in 3.0 overs
Fareed Malik 2-0-11-0 Dawlat Zadran 1-1-0-0
2.6 Fareed Malik to Joyce, no run. Forward and pushed into the covers
2.5 Fareed Malik to Joyce, no run.
9:44 AM That last ball was a FOUR!
2.4 Fareed Malik to Joyce, 1 run. And again, this time squarer but no fielder there either
2.3 Fareed Malik to Joyce, FOUR Doesn't miss out on a full ball on leg, clipped through mid-wicket with delicious timing
2.2 Fareed Malik to Joyce, no run. Again just watches it through to the keeper. Preparing for next week's I-Cup match, obviously!
2.1 Fareed Malik to Joyce, no run. Shoulders arms outside off
2
End of over 2 (0 runs) Ireland 3-0
P Stirling 0* (6 balls, 0x4, 0x6) E Joyce 0* (6 balls, 0x4, 0x6)
Partnership of 3 in 2.0 overs
Dawlat Zadran 1-1-0-0 Fareed Malik 1-0-3-0
1.6 Dawlat Zadran to Stirling, no run. Punched back to the bowler
1.5 Dawlat Zadran to Stirling, no run. Punched off the back foot into the covers, two fielders there so no attempt at a run
1.4 Dawlat Zadran to Stirling, no run. Forward and finally bat on ball, up to mid-off
1.3 Dawlat Zadran to Stirling, no run. Shoulders arms again, outside off
1.2 Dawlat Zadran to Stirling, no run. Moves late and that probably beat Stirling
1.1 Dawlat Zadran to Stirling, no run. Outside off and leaves fullish ball
1
End of over 1 (3 runs) Ireland 3-0
E Joyce 0* (6 balls, 0x4, 0x6) P Stirling 0* (0 balls, 0x4, 0x6)
Partnership of 3 in 1.0 overs
Fareed Malik 1-0-3-0
0.6 Fareed Malik to Joyce, no run. Left outside off so bat still to make contact with ball after that nine-ball over
0.6 Fareed Malik to Joyce, WIDE Down leg again as the over goes on and on
0.5 Fareed Malik to Joyce, no run. Joyce having a good look at the new bowler, left again outside off
0.4 Fareed Malik to Joyce, no run. Taken high on the pad and umpire doesnt need to give that much consideration despite enthusiastic appeal
0.3 Fareed Malik to Joyce, no run. Shoulders arms again outside off
0.2 Fareed Malik to Joyce, no run. And left outside off as he tried to find his line
0.2 Fareed Malik to Joyce, WIDE Back down leg
0.1 Fareed Malik to Joyce, no run. Leaves outside off, full ball
0.1 Fareed Malik to Joyce, WIDE Starts outside off, left armer
9:27 AM So for the first time in the series, indeed for the first time on the tour since the opening T20, Afghanistan take the field first followed by Ed Joyce and Paul Stirling
9:14 AM Afghanistan have made three changes and giving a debut to Najabullah Tarakai who will open the batting. Left out from the last game are Usman Ghani, Hashmatullah and Hamza with Shenwari returning and opening bowler Farid Malik also brought in. We start in just over 15 mins
9:11 AM So Ireland win toss and will bat first and Niall O'Brien replaces his brother in the only change so backing Thompmson to fill O'Brien's boots with the ball and, of course, all four spinners play
9:03 AM The answer is NO Porterfield finally calls correctly so will we actually see Ireland bat first. Bring you the news and team news as soon as I get it - although we do know that Kevin O'Brien is definitely out
9:00 AM Good morning from Greater Noida for the decider in this excellent five-match series ODI between Afghanistan and Ireland. The captains are in the middle for the toss with the match referee and can Stanikzai make it five wins in a row?
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