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Afghanistan v Ireland
Greater Noida, 30 March 2017
Intercontinental Cup
Result Afghanistan beat Ireland by an innings and 172 runs
Toss Afghanistan
Overs remaining today 15
Latest update at 10:18 AM Local Time
Commentator Ian Callender
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4:04 PM But for now, for the last time from India this is Ian Callender signing off. Ireland's next action is the first of the two ODI's against England at Bristol on Friday May 5.
4:03 PM The inquests will begin now and there is a Cricket Ireland board meeting next Thursday. Ireland's next I-CUp game is at home to the Netherlands, provisionally arranged for August 15-18.
4:00 PM Top scores of 15 in this innings as Nabi finishes with six, bowling unchanged from the pavilion end. And to think Ireland were supposed to be fearful of Rashid and Zafir Khan. The left arm chinaman didnt even have to bowl in the second innings which lasted just 40 overs and no 11 Peter Chase undefeated with 11 taking his match tally to 27, bettered by only 5 other players.
3:57 PM So an embarrassing end to a game and a three-week tour of India. Afghanistan won the T20 series 3-0, the one-day series 3-2 and now an innings win in the I-Cup game which leapfrogs Afghanistan above Ireland to the top of the table. It's only by one point but they are now in control with two games to go.
40
End of over 40 (4 runs) Ireland 104-10
P Chase 11* (12 balls, 1x4, 1x6)
Partnership of 0 in 0.0 overs
Mohammad Nabi 20-6-40-6 Rashid Khan 14-4-44-3
10
G Dockrell c Shahzad b Mohammad Nabi 10 (36 balls, 1x4, 0x6) SR: 27.78
Partnership of 21 in 28 balls
Ireland 104-10 in 40.0 overs
39.6 Mohammad Nabi to G Dockrell, OUT - CAUGHT! That's it. Pushes forward gets the edge to slip, taken to his right
39.5 Mohammad Nabi to G Dockrell, FOUR Lofted over mid-wicket
39.4 Mohammad Nabi to G Dockrell, no run. Forward defensive
39.3 Mohammad Nabi to G Dockrell, no run. Pulled to backward square
39.2 Mohammad Nabi to G Dockrell, no run. Spins down leg
39.1 Mohammad Nabi to G Dockrell, no run. Short and pulled short of deep mid-wicket
39
End of over 39 (3 runs) Ireland 100-9
P Chase 11* (12 balls, 1x4, 1x6) G Dockrell 6* (30 balls, 0x4, 0x6)
Partnership of 17 in 3.4 overs
Rashid Khan 14-4-44-3 Mohammad Nabi 19-6-36-5
38.6 Rashid Khan to P Chase, no run. Off the pad to short leg
38.5 Rashid Khan to G Dockrell, 1 run. Stroked to mid-off to bring up the 100
38.4 Rashid Khan to G Dockrell, no run. Hit on pad heading down leg
38.3 Rashid Khan to G Dockrell, 2 runs. Forward and through mid-wicket
38.2 Rashid Khan to G Dockrell, no run.
38.1 Rashid Khan to G Dockrell, no run. Off the back foot to backward point
38
End of over 38 (6 runs) Ireland 97-9
P Chase 11* (11 balls, 1x4, 1x6) G Dockrell 3* (25 balls, 0x4, 0x6)
Partnership of 14 in 2.4 overs
Mohammad Nabi 19-6-36-5 Rashid Khan 13-4-41-3
37.6 Mohammad Nabi to P Chase, no run. Defends on the back foot
37.5 Mohammad Nabi to P Chase, no run. Defends into the off side
37.4 Mohammad Nabi to P Chase, SIX And Chase is at it again, showing the rest how to bat. Pulled way over mid-wicket
37.3 Mohammad Nabi to P Chase, no run. Forward defensive
37.2 Mohammad Nabi to P Chase, no run. Taken on pad but pitched outside leg
37.1 Mohammad Nabi to P Chase, no run. Forward defensive
37
End of over 37 (4 runs) Ireland 91-9
G Dockrell 3* (25 balls, 0x4, 0x6) P Chase 5* (5 balls, 1x4, 0x6)
Partnership of 8 in 1.4 overs
Rashid Khan 13-4-41-3 Mohammad Nabi 18-6-30-5
36.6 Rashid Khan to G Dockrell, no run. Fired way down leg
36.5 Rashid Khan to G Dockrell, no run. Left outside off
36.4 Rashid Khan to G Dockrell, no run. Turned to short leg
36.3 Rashid Khan to P Chase, 1 run. Placed into the leg side
36.2 Rashid Khan to G Dockrell, 1 run. Tucked off his legs
36.1 Rashid Khan to G Dockrell, 2 runs. Driven through cover
36
End of over 36 (4 runs) Ireland 87-9
P Chase 4* (4 balls, 1x4, 0x6) G Dockrell 0* (20 balls, 0x4, 0x6)
Partnership of 4 in 0.4 overs
Mohammad Nabi 18-6-30-5 Rashid Khan 12-4-37-3
35.6 Mohammad Nabi to P Chase, no run.
35.5 Mohammad Nabi to P Chase, FOUR Forward and edged to thirdman
35.4 Mohammad Nabi to P Chase, no run. Forward defensive
35.3 Mohammad Nabi to P Chase, no run. Misses outside off
9
T Murtagh st Afsar Zazai b Mohammad Nabi 0 (6 balls, 0x4, 0x6) SR: 0.00
Partnership of 0 in 12 balls
Ireland 83-9 in 35.2 overs
35.2 Mohammad Nabi to T Murtagh, OUT - STUMPED! Down the pitch and ball spins past the bat
35.1 Mohammad Nabi to T Murtagh, no run. Off the back foot intothe covers
35
End of over 35 (0 runs) Ireland 83-8
G Dockrell 0* (20 balls, 0x4, 0x6) T Murtagh 0* (4 balls, 0x4, 0x6)
Partnership of 0 in 1.4 overs
Rashid Khan 12-4-37-3 Mohammad Nabi 17-6-26-4
34.6 Rashid Khan to G Dockrell, no run. Forward defensive
34.5 Rashid Khan to G Dockrell, no run.
34.4 Rashid Khan to G Dockrell, no run.
34.3 Rashid Khan to G Dockrell, no run. Off the pad to silly point, more huge appeals
34.2 Rashid Khan to G Dockrell, no run. Left outside off
34.1 Rashid Khan to G Dockrell, no run.
34
End of over 34 (0 runs) Ireland 83-8
T Murtagh 0* (4 balls, 0x4, 0x6) G Dockrell 0* (14 balls, 0x4, 0x6)
Partnership of 0 in 0.4 overs
Mohammad Nabi 17-6-26-4 Rashid Khan 11-3-37-3
33.6 Mohammad Nabi to T Murtagh, no run. Defends to mid-off
33.5 Mohammad Nabi to T Murtagh, no run. Up to mid-on
33.4 Mohammad Nabi to T Murtagh, no run. Defends down the pitch
33.3 Mohammad Nabi to T Murtagh, no run. Along the ground to mid-on
8
A McBrine c Dawlat Zadran b Mohammad Nabi 14 (17 balls, 3x4, 0x6) SR: 82.35
Partnership of 14 in 28 balls
Ireland 83-8 in 33.2 overs
33.2 Mohammad Nabi to A McBrine, OUT - CAUGHT! But that only finds mid-on, and Ireland are slip sliding away
33.1 Mohammad Nabi to A McBrine, no run. Cut to backward point
33
End of over 33 (9 runs) Ireland 83-7
G Dockrell 0* (14 balls, 0x4, 0x6) A McBrine 14* (15 balls, 3x4, 0x6)
Partnership of 14 in 4.2 overs
Rashid Khan 11-3-37-3 Mohammad Nabi 16-5-26-3
32.6 Rashid Khan to G Dockrell, no run. DROPPED. Straight to Shahzad at 1st slip and straight down
32.5 Rashid Khan to A McBrine, 1 run. Turned through mid-wicket again
32.4 Rashid Khan to A McBrine, no run. Forward in defence, doesn't stop Rashid appealing
32.3 Rashid Khan to A McBrine, FOUR Great shot, pulled through mid-wicket
32.2 Rashid Khan to A McBrine, FOUR Beats the fielder this time at backward square
32.1 Rashid Khan to A McBrine, no run. Short and turned to backward square
32
End of over 32 (0 runs) Ireland 74-7
G Dockrell 0* (13 balls, 0x4, 0x6) A McBrine 5* (10 balls, 1x4, 0x6)
Partnership of 5 in 3.2 overs
Mohammad Nabi 16-5-26-3 Rashid Khan 10-3-28-3
31.6 Mohammad Nabi to G Dockrell, no run. And down leg
31.5 Mohammad Nabi to G Dockrell, no run. Defends to cover
31.4 Mohammad Nabi to G Dockrell, no run. Off the back foot into the covers
31.3 Mohammad Nabi to G Dockrell, no run. Forward to backward square
31.2 Mohammad Nabi to G Dockrell, no run. Goes down leg
31.1 Mohammad Nabi to G Dockrell, no run. Defends into the off side
31
End of over 31 (4 runs) Ireland 74-7
A McBrine 5* (10 balls, 1x4, 0x6) G Dockrell 0* (7 balls, 0x4, 0x6)
Partnership of 5 in 2.2 overs
Rashid Khan 10-3-28-3 Mohammad Nabi 15-4-26-3
30.6 Rashid Khan to A McBrine, no run. FLicks the pad on the way down leg
30.5 Rashid Khan to A McBrine, no run. Defends into the leg side
30.4 Rashid Khan to A McBrine, no run.
30.3 Rashid Khan to A McBrine, no run. Defends round the corner
30.2 Rashid Khan to A McBrine, no run. Defends into the off side
30.1 Rashid Khan to A McBrine, FOUR Driven through point
30
End of over 30 (1 run) Ireland 70-7
G Dockrell 0* (7 balls, 0x4, 0x6) A McBrine 1* (4 balls, 0x4, 0x6)
Partnership of 1 in 1.2 overs
Mohammad Nabi 15-4-26-3 Rashid Khan 9-3-24-3
29.6 Mohammad Nabi to G Dockrell, no run. Pushed to backward point
29.5 Mohammad Nabi to G Dockrell, no run. And again
29.4 Mohammad Nabi to G Dockrell, no run. Defends down the pitch
29.3 Mohammad Nabi to G Dockrell, no run. Forward defensive
29.2 Mohammad Nabi to G Dockrell, no run. Spins down leg
29.1 Mohammad Nabi to A McBrine, 1 run. Clipped through mid-wicket
29
End of over 29 (0 runs) Ireland 69-7
G Dockrell 0* (2 balls, 0x4, 0x6) A McBrine 0* (3 balls, 0x4, 0x6)
Partnership of 0 in 0.2 overs
Rashid Khan 9-3-24-3 Mohammad Nabi 14-4-25-3
28.6 Rashid Khan to G Dockrell, no run. Forward and defends to backward point
28.5 Rashid Khan to G Dockrell, no run. Forward to silly point
7
G Wilson lbw b Rashid Khan 15 (30 balls, 2x4, 0x6) SR: 50.00
Partnership of 0 in 7 balls
Ireland 69-7 in 28.4 overs
28.4 Rashid Khan to G Wilson, OUT - LBW! Seemed to be well forward but the umpire has given another one
28.3 Rashid Khan to G Wilson, no run. Driven to cover
28.2 Rashid Khan to G Wilson, no run. Defends, with a hop, from the crease
28.1 Rashid Khan to G Wilson, no run. Forward into the leg side
28
End of over 28 (1 run) Ireland 69-6
A McBrine 0* (3 balls, 0x4, 0x6) G Wilson 15* (26 balls, 2x4, 0x6)
Partnership of 0 in 0.3 overs
Mohammad Nabi 14-4-25-3 Rashid Khan 8-2-24-2
27.6 Mohammad Nabi to A McBrine, no run. Defends into the leg side
27.5 Mohammad Nabi to A McBrine, no run. Off the back foot to silly mid-off
27.4 Mohammad Nabi to A McBrine, no run. Defends to the bowler
6
P Stirling c Rahmat Shah b Mohammad Nabi 1 (6 balls, 0x4, 0x6) SR: 16.67
Partnership of 13 in 17 balls
Ireland 69-6 in 27.3 overs
27.3 Mohammad Nabi to P Stirling, OUT - CAUGHT! Another horribly tame dismissal, pulled straight to mid-wicket. Was there really any point him batting in these circumstances with a fractured finger
27.2 Mohammad Nabi to G Wilson, 1 run. Clipped away through square leg
27.1 Mohammad Nabi to G Wilson, no run. Defends to the bowler
27
End of over 27 (2 runs) Ireland 68-5
P Stirling 1* (5 balls, 0x4, 0x6) G Wilson 14* (24 balls, 2x4, 0x6)
Partnership of 12 in 2.2 overs
Rashid Khan 8-2-24-2 Mohammad Nabi 13-4-24-2
26.6 Rashid Khan to P Stirling, no run. Forward defensive
26.5 Rashid Khan to G Wilson, 1 run. Off a leading edge to short thirdman
26.4 Rashid Khan to G Wilson, no run. Defends into the off side
26.3 Rashid Khan to G Wilson, no run. Pops up off the pad and more ridiculous excitement from the fielders
26.2 Rashid Khan to P Stirling, 1 run. Off the back foot through point, to get off his pair
26.1 Rashid Khan to P Stirling, no run.
3:03 PM Players out again and it will be Rashid to continue
2:45 PM So a horror session for Ireland undoes all the good work of the tail in the morning. The top five folding like a deck of cards and they still need 210 to avoid the innings defeat. The next session - which can be extended by half an hour if required - could well be the last of the match. And what an ignominous ending that would be for a team which has lost only two I-Cup matches in its history. Join me again in 15 mins
26
End of over 26 (10 runs) Ireland 66-5
G Wilson 13* (21 balls, 2x4, 0x6) P Stirling 0* (2 balls, 0x4, 0x6)
Partnership of 10 in 1.2 overs
Mohammad Nabi 13-4-24-2 Rashid Khan 7-2-22-2
25.6 Mohammad Nabi to G Wilson, no run. Defends from the crease as it hurries on, to end the session
25.5 Mohammad Nabi to G Wilson, FOUR And another, through mid-wicket. Nabi will be glad of the break
25.4 Mohammad Nabi to G Wilson, FOUR Dragged down and pulled through square leg
25.3 Mohammad Nabi to G Wilson, no run. Turned to leg slip
25.2 Mohammad Nabi to G Wilson, 2 runs. Turned fine
25.1 Mohammad Nabi to G Wilson, no run. Forward defensive
2:40 PM Last over before tea
25
End of over 25 (1 run) Ireland 56-5
P Stirling 0* (2 balls, 0x4, 0x6) G Wilson 3* (15 balls, 0x4, 0x6)
Partnership of 0 in 0.2 overs
Rashid Khan 7-2-22-2 Mohammad Nabi 12-4-14-2
24.6 Rashid Khan to P Stirling, no run. Off the pad to short leg and another huge appeal.Fielder even ran towards the umpire
24.5 Rashid Khan to P Stirling, no run. Defends to backward point
2:38 PM He is actually top score with 15 in the 25th over. It does not look good!
5
N O'Brien c Afsar Zazai b Rashid Khan 15 (15 balls, 2x4, 1x6) SR: 100.00
Partnership of 18 in 29 balls
Ireland 56-5 in 24.4 overs
24.4 Rashid Khan to N O'Brien, OUT - CAUGHT! Now he only gets a top edge to another sweep and goes straight up. Ed of a very strange innings in the circumstances
24.3 Rashid Khan to N O'Brien, no run. Beaten by the googly as he goes to sweep
24.2 Rashid Khan to G Wilson, 1 run. Cut away to the right of backward point
24.1 Rashid Khan to G Wilson, no run. Driven to mid-off
24
End of over 24 (5 runs) Ireland 55-4
N O'Brien 15* (13 balls, 2x4, 1x6) G Wilson 2* (13 balls, 0x4, 0x6)
Partnership of 17 in 4.1 overs
Mohammad Nabi 12-4-14-2 Rashid Khan 6-2-21-1
23.6 Mohammad Nabi to N O'Brien, FOUR Pulled through mid-wicket as he stays on the attack. Trying to win back is his place in the T20 squad?
23.5 Mohammad Nabi to N O'Brien, no run. Forward to the bowler
23.4 Mohammad Nabi to G Wilson, 1 run. Takes the single this time to backward square
23.3 Mohammad Nabi to G Wilson, no run. Sweeps from outside off but misses. Nabi appeals
23.2 Mohammad Nabi to G Wilson, no run. Turned to backward square but Nabi appeals!
23.1 Mohammad Nabi to G Wilson, no run.
23
End of over 23 (1 run) Ireland 50-4
N O'Brien 11* (11 balls, 1x4, 1x6) G Wilson 1* (9 balls, 0x4, 0x6)
Partnership of 12 in 3.1 overs
Rashid Khan 6-2-21-1 Mohammad Nabi 11-4-9-2
22.6 Rashid Khan to N O'Brien, no run.
22.5 Rashid Khan to G Wilson, 1 run. Off the back foot to long leg
22.4 Rashid Khan to G Wilson, no run.
22.3 Rashid Khan to G Wilson, no run. DROPPED. That went straight to short leg, difficult
22.2 Rashid Khan to G Wilson, no run. Forward to silly mid-off
22.1 Rashid Khan to G Wilson, no run. Pushed out to mid-wicket
22
End of over 22 (1 run) Ireland 49-4
N O'Brien 11* (10 balls, 1x4, 1x6) G Wilson 0* (4 balls, 0x4, 0x6)
Partnership of 11 in 2.1 overs
Mohammad Nabi 11-4-9-2 Rashid Khan 5-2-20-1
21.6 Mohammad Nabi to N O'Brien, no run. Defends into the covers
21.5 Mohammad Nabi to N O'Brien, no run. Turned to short leg who takes it on the ankle
21.4 Mohammad Nabi to N O'Brien, no run. Forward into the covers
21.3 Mohammad Nabi to G Wilson, 1 leg bye. Another huge appeal, of course
21.2 Mohammad Nabi to G Wilson, no run. Goes for the sweep shot and hit on pad outside off
21.1 Mohammad Nabi to G Wilson, no run. Forward and tucked round to the leg slip
21
End of over 21 (10 runs) Ireland 48-4
N O'Brien 11* (7 balls, 1x4, 1x6) G Wilson 0* (1 balls, 0x4, 0x6)
Partnership of 10 in 1.1 overs
Rashid Khan 5-2-20-1 Mohammad Nabi 10-3-9-2
20.6 Rashid Khan to N O'Brien, no run. Pulled hard to mid-wicket but straight to the fielder
20.5 Rashid Khan to N O'Brien, SIX Swept way over square leg, O'Brien determined to hit his way out of trouble
20.4 Rashid Khan to N O'Brien, no run. Defends down the pitch
20.3 Rashid Khan to N O'Brien, FOUR Got hold of that one, pulled to long leg
20.2 Rashid Khan to N O'Brien, no run. And another - although don't think he left that one
20.1 Rashid Khan to N O'Brien, no run. Left as the googly spins past
20
End of over 20 (1 run) Ireland 38-4
G Wilson 0* (1 balls, 0x4, 0x6) N O'Brien 1* (1 balls, 0x4, 0x6)
Partnership of 0 in 0.1 overs
Mohammad Nabi 10-3-9-2 Rashid Khan 4-2-10-1
19.6 Mohammad Nabi to G Wilson, no run. Chaotic running now as Wilson takes off and is sent back as throw comes in from backward square
4
E Joyce bowled Mohammad Nabi 11 (40 balls, 0x4, 1x6) SR: 27.50
Partnership of 1 in 3 balls
Ireland 38-4 in 19.5 overs
19.5 Mohammad Nabi to E Joyce, OUT - BOWLED! And the other long-stayer goes, just seemed to pitch middle and hit off and he just missed it
19.4 Mohammad Nabi to E Joyce, no run. Stroked into the covers
19.3 Mohammad Nabi to N O'Brien, 1 run. Pushed to mid-wicket and takes off for quick single, just makes it, a pretty selfish run
3
J Anderson lbw b Mohammad Nabi 0 (15 balls, 0x4, 0x6) SR: 0.00
Partnership of 11 in 28 balls
Ireland 37-3 in 19.2 overs
19.2 Mohammad Nabi to J Anderson, OUT - LBW! Missed that one and that looked very straight, big, big blow for Ireland
19.1 Mohammad Nabi to J Anderson, no run. Turned to backward square
19
End of over 19 (6 runs) Ireland 37-2
E Joyce 11* (38 balls, 0x4, 1x6) J Anderson 0* (13 balls, 0x4, 0x6)
Partnership of 11 in 4.2 overs
Rashid Khan 4-2-10-1 Mohammad Nabi 9-3-8-0
18.6 Rashid Khan to E Joyce, no run. Defends from the crease
18.5 Rashid Khan to E Joyce, SIX Short and Joyce onto that so quickly, pulled over mid-wicket. Super shot
18.4 Rashid Khan to E Joyce, no run. Pushed towards backward square
18.3 Rashid Khan to E Joyce, no run. Forward defensive
18.2 Rashid Khan to E Joyce, no run. Defends into the leg side off the front foot
18.1 Rashid Khan to E Joyce, no run. Well forward in defence
18
End of over 18 (0 runs) Ireland 31-2
J Anderson 0* (13 balls, 0x4, 0x6) E Joyce 5* (32 balls, 0x4, 0x6)
Partnership of 5 in 3.2 overs
Mohammad Nabi 9-3-8-0 Rashid Khan 3-2-4-1
17.6 Mohammad Nabi to J Anderson, no run. And again
17.5 Mohammad Nabi to J Anderson, no run. Left as it goes down leg
17.4 Mohammad Nabi to J Anderson, no run. Forward to short leg
17.3 Mohammad Nabi to J Anderson, no run. Pushed up to mid-on
17.2 Mohammad Nabi to J Anderson, no run. Pushed back to the bowler
17.1 Mohammad Nabi to J Anderson, no run. Turned to backward squart
17
End of over 17 (4 runs) Ireland 31-2
E Joyce 5* (32 balls, 0x4, 0x6) J Anderson 0* (7 balls, 0x4, 0x6)
Partnership of 5 in 2.2 overs
Rashid Khan 3-2-4-1 Mohammad Nabi 8-2-8-0
16.6 Rashid Khan to E Joyce, no run. Defends into the covers
16.5 Rashid Khan to E Joyce, no run. Forward defensive
16.4 Rashid Khan to E Joyce, no run. Nudged round the corner, he sets off but is sent back
16.3 Rashid Khan to E Joyce, 4 byes. First lot of this innings - we had seven in the first
16.2 Rashid Khan to E Joyce, no run. Forward defensive
16.1 Rashid Khan to E Joyce, no run. Pushed into the covers
16
End of over 16 (1 run) Ireland 27-2
J Anderson 0* (7 balls, 0x4, 0x6) E Joyce 5* (26 balls, 0x4, 0x6)
Partnership of 1 in 1.2 overs
Mohammad Nabi 8-2-8-0 Rashid Khan 2-1-4-1
15.6 Mohammad Nabi to J Anderson, no run. Defends into the off side
15.5 Mohammad Nabi to J Anderson, no run. Forward and out to square leg
15.4 Mohammad Nabi to J Anderson, no run. Forward defensive
15.3 Mohammad Nabi to J Anderson, no run. Left as it drifts down leg
15.2 Mohammad Nabi to J Anderson, no run. Defends into the leg side
15.1 Mohammad Nabi to E Joyce, 1 run. Uppishly towards mid-off
2:04 PM Ireland still 250 behind
15
End of over 15 (0 runs) Ireland 26-2
J Anderson 0* (2 balls, 0x4, 0x6) E Joyce 4* (25 balls, 0x4, 0x6)
Partnership of 0 in 0.2 overs
Rashid Khan 2-1-4-1 Mohammad Nabi 7-2-7-0
14.6 Rashid Khan to J Anderson, no run. And another fizzes past the outside edge
14.5 Rashid Khan to J Anderson, no run. Beaten or possibly left outside off
2:03 PM Anderson back in the middle after just a 15 overs break, at No 4 this time
2
A Balbirnie c Afsar Zazai b Rashid Khan 13 (54 balls, 2x4, 0x6) SR: 24.07
Partnership of 18 in 73 balls
Ireland 26-2 in 14.4 overs
14.4 Rashid Khan to A Balbirnie, OUT - CAUGHT! But the leg break finds the edge and no mistake this time by the keeper
14.3 Rashid Khan to A Balbirnie, no run. Forward and stroked into the covers
14.2 Rashid Khan to A Balbirnie, no run. Defends on the back foot into the covers
14.1 Rashid Khan to A Balbirnie, no run. Forward defensive
14
End of over 14 (0 runs) Ireland 26-1
E Joyce 4* (25 balls, 0x4, 0x6) A Balbirnie 13* (50 balls, 2x4, 0x6)
Partnership of 18 in 11.3 overs
Mohammad Nabi 7-2-7-0 Rashid Khan 1-0-4-0
13.6 Mohammad Nabi to E Joyce, no run. And again, to play out the maiden
13.5 Mohammad Nabi to E Joyce, no run. This one straight down the pitch,, well forward
13.4 Mohammad Nabi to E Joyce, no run. Forward defensive ball squirts into the leg side
13.3 Mohammad Nabi to E Joyce, no run. A little turn and Joyce leaves outside off
13.2 Mohammad Nabi to E Joyce, no run. Turned to short leg
13.1 Mohammad Nabi to E Joyce, no run. Pushed to point, from the crease
13
End of over 13 (4 runs) Ireland 26-1
A Balbirnie 13* (50 balls, 2x4, 0x6) E Joyce 4* (19 balls, 0x4, 0x6)
Partnership of 18 in 10.3 overs
Rashid Khan 1-0-4-0 Mohammad Nabi 6-1-7-0
12.6 Rashid Khan to A Balbirnie, no run. Stroked to backward point
12.5 Rashid Khan to A Balbirnie, no run. Forward and into the covers
12.4 Rashid Khan to A Balbirnie, no run. The quicker one is driven to backward point
12.3 Rashid Khan to A Balbirnie, FOUR Lovely shot through mid-on
12.2 Rashid Khan to A Balbirnie, no run. Pushed out to backward point
12.1 Rashid Khan to A Balbirnie, no run. Pushes forward
1:54 PM It's Rashid Khan after drinks
1:51 PM Looks like we are having two drinks in this session, on the usual very hot afternoon. The first is now Ireland batsmen will be grateful for any break as the long fightback continues
12
End of over 12 (2 runs) Ireland 22-1
E Joyce 4* (19 balls, 0x4, 0x6) A Balbirnie 9* (44 balls, 1x4, 0x6)
Partnership of 14 in 9.3 overs
Mohammad Nabi 6-1-7-0 Dawlat Zadran 6-1-14-1
11.6 Mohammad Nabi to A Balbirnie, 1 run. Pushed up to mid-off to keep Joyce away from strike again
11.5 Mohammad Nabi to A Balbirnie, no run. Defends into the covers
11.4 Mohammad Nabi to A Balbirnie, no run. Misses sweep shot but got well outside off, doesn't stop Nabi arguing with the umpire
11.3 Mohammad Nabi to A Balbirnie, no run. Forward to short leg
11.2 Mohammad Nabi to A Balbirnie, no run. Forward defensive
11.1 Mohammad Nabi to E Joyce, 1 run. Stroked into the covers and gives up strike again
11
End of over 11 (4 runs) Ireland 20-1
A Balbirnie 8* (39 balls, 1x4, 0x6) E Joyce 3* (18 balls, 0x4, 0x6)
Partnership of 12 in 8.3 overs
Dawlat Zadran 6-1-14-1 Mohammad Nabi 5-1-5-0
10.6 Dawlat Zadran to A Balbirnie, no run. Forward and up to mid-off
10.5 Dawlat Zadran to A Balbirnie, no run. Ges low and defends down the pitch and then calls for a new bat, brought out by Barry McCarthy
10.4 Dawlat Zadran to A Balbirnie, no run. Forward and up to mid-on
10.3 Dawlat Zadran to A Balbirnie, no run. Left outside off
10.2 Dawlat Zadran to A Balbirnie, FOUR Edged but short of 2nd slip and goes all the way
10.1 Dawlat Zadran to A Balbirnie, no run. Forward and pushed up to mid-on
10
End of over 10 (1 run) Ireland 16-1
E Joyce 3* (18 balls, 0x4, 0x6) A Balbirnie 4* (33 balls, 0x4, 0x6)
Partnership of 8 in 7.3 overs
Mohammad Nabi 5-1-5-0 Dawlat Zadran 5-1-10-1
9.6 Mohammad Nabi to E Joyce, no run. Off the back foot to mid-off. Joyce not seeing much of the strike, just six balls in the last five overs
9.5 Mohammad Nabi to A Balbirnie, 1 run. Sweeps again and misfield at backward square gives up the single
9.4 Mohammad Nabi to A Balbirnie, no run. Defends from the crease
9.3 Mohammad Nabi to A Balbirnie, no run. Dangerous sweep shot, comes off the glove and lands safely in front of leg slip with everyone scampering
9.2 Mohammad Nabi to A Balbirnie, no run. Forward to short leg
9.1 Mohammad Nabi to A Balbirnie, no run. Sweep shot but straight to backward square
9
End of over 9 (1 run) Ireland 15-1
E Joyce 3* (17 balls, 0x4, 0x6) A Balbirnie 3* (28 balls, 0x4, 0x6)
Partnership of 7 in 6.3 overs
Dawlat Zadran 5-1-10-1 Mohammad Nabi 4-1-4-0
8.6 Dawlat Zadran to A Balbirnie, 1 run. Forward and a thickish edge to mid-wicket
8.5 Dawlat Zadran to A Balbirnie, no run. Again full outside off and again no stroke
8.4 Dawlat Zadran to A Balbirnie, no run. Left outside off
8.3 Dawlat Zadran to A Balbirnie, no run. Pushed back to the bowler
8.2 Dawlat Zadran to A Balbirnie, no run. Stays back and up to mid-on
8.1 Dawlat Zadran to A Balbirnie, no run. Forward to extra cover
8
End of over 8 (2 runs) Ireland 14-1
E Joyce 3* (17 balls, 0x4, 0x6) A Balbirnie 2* (22 balls, 0x4, 0x6)
Partnership of 6 in 5.3 overs
Mohammad Nabi 4-1-4-0 Dawlat Zadran 4-1-9-1
7.6 Mohammad Nabi to E Joyce, no run. Defends from the crease
7.5 Mohammad Nabi to A Balbirnie, 1 run. Pushed up to mid-off, easy single
7.4 Mohammad Nabi to A Balbirnie, no run.
7.3 Mohammad Nabi to A Balbirnie, no run. Forward and played with the turn to forward short leg
7.2 Mohammad Nabi to E Joyce, 1 run. Clipped to the left of mid-on
7.1 Mohammad Nabi to E Joyce, no run. Well forward in defence
7
End of over 7 (0 runs) Ireland 12-1
A Balbirnie 1* (19 balls, 0x4, 0x6) E Joyce 2* (14 balls, 0x4, 0x6)
Partnership of 4 in 4.3 overs
Dawlat Zadran 4-1-9-1 Mohammad Nabi 3-1-2-0
6.6 Dawlat Zadran to A Balbirnie, no run. Pushed up to mid-on
6.5 Dawlat Zadran to A Balbirnie, no run.
6.4 Dawlat Zadran to A Balbirnie, no run.
1:32 PM Just noticed it's Afzar Zazai keeping in this innings. Shahzad is at 1st slip
6.3 Dawlat Zadran to A Balbirnie, no run. DROPPED. Edged to the keeper and it's spilled as he hits the ground to his right
6.2 Dawlat Zadran to A Balbirnie, no run.
6.1 Dawlat Zadran to A Balbirnie, no run.
6
End of over 6 (1 run) Ireland 12-1
E Joyce 2* (14 balls, 0x4, 0x6) A Balbirnie 1* (13 balls, 0x4, 0x6)
Partnership of 4 in 3.3 overs
Mohammad Nabi 3-1-2-0 Dawlat Zadran 3-0-9-1
5.6 Mohammad Nabi to E Joyce, no run.
5.5 Mohammad Nabi to E Joyce, no run.
5.4 Mohammad Nabi to A Balbirnie, 1 run. Pushed up to mid-on
5.3 Mohammad Nabi to A Balbirnie, no run.
5.2 Mohammad Nabi to A Balbirnie, no run.
5.1 Mohammad Nabi to A Balbirnie, no run.
5
End of over 5 (2 runs) Ireland 11-1
E Joyce 2* (12 balls, 0x4, 0x6) A Balbirnie 0* (9 balls, 0x4, 0x6)
Partnership of 3 in 2.3 overs
Dawlat Zadran 3-0-9-1 Mohammad Nabi 2-1-1-0
4.6 Dawlat Zadran to A Balbirnie, 1 bye. Squares him up and beats him, Shahzad can't gather
4.5 Dawlat Zadran to E Joyce, 1 run. Cracked into the covers, only a half stop so they pick up the single
4.4 Dawlat Zadran to E Joyce, no run. Off the back foot to cover
4.3 Dawlat Zadran to E Joyce, no run. Goes back and hurriedly turned to mid-wicket
4.2 Dawlat Zadran to E Joyce, no run. Stroked to mid-off
4.1 Dawlat Zadran to E Joyce, no run. Leans into that and the bowler fields to his left
4
End of over 4 (1 run) Ireland 9-1
A Balbirnie 0* (8 balls, 0x4, 0x6) E Joyce 1* (7 balls, 0x4, 0x6)
Partnership of 1 in 1.3 overs
Mohammad Nabi 2-1-1-0 Dawlat Zadran 2-0-8-1
3.6 Mohammad Nabi to A Balbirnie, no run. Forward and to mid-wicket
3.5 Mohammad Nabi to A Balbirnie, no run. Forward and into the leg side
3.4 Mohammad Nabi to A Balbirnie, no run. Defends on the off side
3.3 Mohammad Nabi to A Balbirnie, no run. Forward and up to mid-on
3.2 Mohammad Nabi to A Balbirnie, no run. Defends to the bowler
3.1 Mohammad Nabi to E Joyce, 1 run. Turned into the leg side
3
End of over 3 (4 runs) Ireland 8-1
A Balbirnie 0* (3 balls, 0x4, 0x6) E Joyce 0* (6 balls, 0x4, 0x6)
Partnership of 0 in 0.3 overs
Dawlat Zadran 2-0-8-1 Mohammad Nabi 1-1-0-0
2.6 Dawlat Zadran to A Balbirnie, no run. Defends from the crease
2.5 Dawlat Zadran to A Balbirnie, no run. Forward and up to mid-on
2.4 Dawlat Zadran to A Balbirnie, no run. Left outside off
1
W Porterfield c Rahmat Shat b Dawlat Zadran 8 (9 balls, 2x4, 0x6) SR: 88.89
Partnership of 8 in 15 balls
Ireland 8-1 in 2.3 overs
2.3 Dawlat Zadran to W Porterfield, OUT - CAUGHT! Another failure for the skipper I'm afraid, edged to second slip and he waits for the umpire to give him out
2.2 Dawlat Zadran to W Porterfield, no run.
2.1 Dawlat Zadran to W Porterfield, FOUR Driven to thirdman
2
End of over 2 (0 runs) Ireland 4-0
E Joyce 0* (6 balls, 0x4, 0x6) W Porterfield 4* (6 balls, 1x4, 0x6)
Partnership of 4 in 2.0 overs
Mohammad Nabi 1-1-0-0 Dawlat Zadran 1-0-4-0
1.6 Mohammad Nabi to E Joyce, no run. Sees out the off spinner's over
1.5 Mohammad Nabi to E Joyce, no run.
1.4 Mohammad Nabi to E Joyce, no run.
1.3 Mohammad Nabi to E Joyce, no run.
1.2 Mohammad Nabi to E Joyce, no run.
1.1 Mohammad Nabi to E Joyce, no run.
1
End of over 1. Ireland 4-0
W Porterfield 4* (6 balls, 1x4, 0x6) E Joyce 0* (0 balls, 0x4, 0x6)
Partnership of 4 in 1.0 overs
Dawlat Zadran 1-0-4-0
0.6 Dawlat Zadran to W Porterfield, no run.
0.5 Dawlat Zadran to W Porterfield, no run.
0.4 Dawlat Zadran to W Porterfield, no run.
0.3 Dawlat Zadran to W Porterfield, no run.
0.2 Dawlat Zadran to W Porterfield, no run.
0.1 Dawlat Zadran to W Porterfield, FOUR On leg and flicked fine
1:00 PM Anderson has maintained his record of scoring at 50 in every I-Cup match he has played
12:46 PM And confirming that Ireland have been asked to bat again.
12:34 PM It's decision time now for Asghar Stanikzai. Whether to enforce the follow on. Will bring you that as soon as I hear. We start again either way just before 1.05pm (that's 8.35 back home). Join me again then
12:32 PM John Anderson the star, holding out for 175 balls but credit also to Andy McBrine and then Peter Chase who faced 50 balls and also hit three boundaries. Rashid bowled 14 overs this morning and failed to take a wicket.
12:30 PM So a tremendous effort by Ireland this morning. They are still 276 behind but the last three wickets have added what could yet be an invaluable 91 and use up 43 overs, which is only two less than the top five batted!
10
P Chase c ?? b Rahmat Shah 16 (50 balls, 3x4, 0x6) SR: 32.00
Partnership of 41 in 118 balls
Ireland 261-10 in 91.4 overs
91.4 Rahmat Shah to P Chase, OUT - CAUGHT! It proves to be a fatal single, as Chase edges to the keeper and that, finally, wraps up the innings
91.3 Rahmat Shah to J Anderson, 1 run. And he takes the single, into the covers
91.2 Rahmat Shah to J Anderson, no run.
91.1 Rahmat Shah to J Anderson, no run.
91
End of over 91 (4 runs) Ireland 260-9
P Chase 16* (49 balls, 3x4, 0x6) J Anderson 60* (172 balls, 7x4, 0x6)
Partnership of 40 in 19.0 overs
Dawlat Zadran 14-2-48-0 Mohammad Nabi 20.1-6-45-2
90.6 Dawlat Zadran to P Chase, FOUR And Chase happy to take Dawlat as he clips him through mid-wicket
90.5 Dawlat Zadran to P Chase, no run. Sliced away to thirdman but Anderson turns down the run. He'll continue to take the spinners
90.4 Dawlat Zadran to P Chase, no run. Short ball and Chase ducks
90.3 Dawlat Zadran to P Chase, no run.
90.2 Dawlat Zadran to P Chase, no run. Forward and up to mid-off
90.1 Dawlat Zadran to P Chase, no run. Left just outside off, good judgement
12:16 PM Must be half an hour the Afghans get to take the last wicket because we are playing on before the delayed lunch
90
End of over 90 (0 runs) Ireland 256-9
J Anderson 60* (172 balls, 7x4, 0x6) P Chase 12* (43 balls, 2x4, 0x6)
Partnership of 36 in 18.0 overs
Mohammad Nabi 20.1-6-45-2 Dawlat Zadran 13-2-44-0
89.6 Mohammad Nabi to J Anderson, no run. Forward and into the leg side
89.5 Mohammad Nabi to J Anderson, no run. Defends into the leg side
89.4 Mohammad Nabi to J Anderson, no run. Head over ball in immaculate defence
89.3 Mohammad Nabi to J Anderson, no run. Still defending, well forward
89.2 Mohammad Nabi to J Anderson, no run.
89.1 Mohammad Nabi to J Anderson, no run. Defends into the leg side
12:14 PM Another Rashid spell seen off. It's Nabi back
12:13 PM He also could be up before the match referee becuase of his reaction when a couple of his lbw appeals were turned down. Didn't look good!
89
End of over 89 (6 runs) Ireland 256-9
P Chase 12* (43 balls, 2x4, 0x6) J Anderson 60* (166 balls, 7x4, 0x6)
Partnership of 36 in 17.0 overs
Dawlat Zadran 13-2-44-0 Rashid Khan 31-5-99-5
88.6 Dawlat Zadran to P Chase, no run. Defends down the pitch and Dawlat kicks the air in frustration
88.5 Dawlat Zadran to P Chase, no run. Well up and defends
88.4 Dawlat Zadran to P Chase, FOUR Tucked through mid-wicket, great shot from the No 11
88.3 Dawlat Zadran to J Anderson, 1 run.
88.3 Dawlat Zadran to J Anderson, NO BALL
88.2 Dawlat Zadran to J Anderson, no run.
88.1 Dawlat Zadran to J Anderson, no run.
12:11 PM We are now past the scheduled lunch interval but with nine wickets down we play on for another 15 mins - unless the final wicket falls
88
End of over 88 (5 runs) Ireland 250-9
P Chase 8* (40 balls, 1x4, 0x6) J Anderson 59* (162 balls, 7x4, 0x6)
Partnership of 30 in 16.0 overs
Rashid Khan 31-5-99-5 Dawlat Zadran 12-2-38-0
87.6 Rashid Khan to J Anderson, 1 run.
87.5 Rashid Khan to J Anderson, no run.
87.4 Rashid Khan to J Anderson, no run.
87.3 Rashid Khan to J Anderson, no run.
87.2 Rashid Khan to J Anderson, no run.
87.1 Rashid Khan to J Anderson, FOUR Cut through point, no problem at all
87
End of over 87 (0 runs) Ireland 245-9
P Chase 8* (40 balls, 1x4, 0x6) J Anderson 54* (156 balls, 6x4, 0x6)
Partnership of 25 in 15.0 overs
Dawlat Zadran 12-2-38-0 Rashid Khan 30-5-94-5
86.6 Dawlat Zadran to P Chase, no run. Another comfortable maiden
86.5 Dawlat Zadran to P Chase, no run.
86.4 Dawlat Zadran to P Chase, no run.
86.3 Dawlat Zadran to P Chase, no run.
86.2 Dawlat Zadran to P Chase, no run.
86.1 Dawlat Zadran to P Chase, no run.
86
End of over 86 (3 runs) Ireland 245-9
J Anderson 54* (156 balls, 6x4, 0x6) P Chase 8* (34 balls, 1x4, 0x6)
Partnership of 25 in 14.0 overs
Rashid Khan 30-5-94-5 Dawlat Zadran 11-1-38-0
85.6 Rashid Khan to J Anderson, no run.
85.5 Rashid Khan to J Anderson, no run.
85.4 Rashid Khan to J Anderson, no run.
85.3 Rashid Khan to J Anderson, 2 runs.
85.2 Rashid Khan to P Chase, 1 run.
85.1 Rashid Khan to P Chase, no run.
85
End of over 85 (1 run) Ireland 242-9
J Anderson 52* (152 balls, 6x4, 0x6) P Chase 7* (32 balls, 1x4, 0x6)
Partnership of 22 in 13.0 overs
Dawlat Zadran 11-1-38-0 Rashid Khan 29-5-91-5
84.6 Dawlat Zadran to J Anderson, no run.
84.5 Dawlat Zadran to J Anderson, no run.
84.4 Dawlat Zadran to J Anderson, no run.
84.3 Dawlat Zadran to J Anderson, no run.
84.2 Dawlat Zadran to J Anderson, no run.
84.1 Dawlat Zadran to P Chase, 1 run.
84
End of over 84 (8 runs) Ireland 241-9
J Anderson 52* (147 balls, 6x4, 0x6) P Chase 6* (31 balls, 1x4, 0x6)
Partnership of 21 in 12.0 overs
Rashid Khan 29-5-91-5 Dawlat Zadran 10-1-37-0
83.6 Rashid Khan to J Anderson, no run.
83.5 Rashid Khan to J Anderson, FOUR Cut away through point
83.4 Rashid Khan to J Anderson, no run.
83.3 Rashid Khan to J Anderson, FOUR Flashes past slip
83.2 Rashid Khan to J Anderson, no run.
83.1 Rashid Khan to J Anderson, no run.
83
End of over 83 (1 run) Ireland 233-9
P Chase 6* (31 balls, 1x4, 0x6) J Anderson 44* (141 balls, 4x4, 0x6)
Partnership of 13 in 11.0 overs
Dawlat Zadran 10-1-37-0 Rashid Khan 28-5-83-5
82.6 Dawlat Zadran to P Chase, no run.
82.5 Dawlat Zadran to P Chase, no run.
82.4 Dawlat Zadran to P Chase, no run.
82.3 Dawlat Zadran to P Chase, no run.
82.2 Dawlat Zadran to J Anderson, 1 run. Pushed to thirdman as Dawlat returns, still with the old ball
82.1 Dawlat Zadran to J Anderson, no run.
82
End of over 82 (1 run) Ireland 232-9
P Chase 6* (27 balls, 1x4, 0x6) J Anderson 43* (139 balls, 4x4, 0x6)
Partnership of 12 in 10.0 overs
Rashid Khan 28-5-83-5 Rahmat Shah 6-4-5-0
81.6 Rashid Khan to J Anderson, 1 run. Pushed through mid-on
81.5 Rashid Khan to J Anderson, no run.
81.4 Rashid Khan to J Anderson, no run. Forwward defensive to
81.3 Rashid Khan to J Anderson, no run. Turnred straight to mid-wicket
81.2 Rashid Khan to J Anderson, no run. Defends to the bowler
81.1 Rashid Khan to J Anderson, no run. Forward in defence
81
End of over 81 (1 run) Ireland 231-9
P Chase 6* (27 balls, 1x4, 0x6) J Anderson 42* (133 balls, 4x4, 0x6)
Partnership of 11 in 9.0 overs
Rahmat Shah 6-4-5-0 Rashid Khan 27-5-82-5
80.6 Rahmat Shah to P Chase, no run. Forward and into the off side
80.5 Rahmat Shah to P Chase, no run. Pushed out to backward point
80.4 Rahmat Shah to J Anderson, 1 run. Turned easily through square leg
80.3 Rahmat Shah to J Anderson, no run.
80.2 Rahmat Shah to J Anderson, no run.
80.1 Rahmat Shah to J Anderson, no run.
11:36 AM Sorry, Rashid bowled that last over
11:34 AM New ball is due!
80
End of over 80 (0 runs) Ireland 230-9
P Chase 6* (25 balls, 1x4, 0x6) J Anderson 41* (129 balls, 4x4, 0x6)
Partnership of 10 in 8.0 overs
Zahir Khan 20.5-6-35-2 Rahmat Shah 5-3-4-0
79.6 Zahir Khan to P Chase, no run. Slides down leg side
79.5 Zahir Khan to P Chase, no run. Forward defensive outside off
79.4 Zahir Khan to P Chase, no run. Turned into the leg side
79.3 Zahir Khan to P Chase, no run. Defends into the covers
79.2 Zahir Khan to P Chase, no run. Left outside off
79.1 Zahir Khan to P Chase, no run. Pushed into the leg side
79
End of over 79 (-1 runs) Ireland 230-9
J Anderson 41* (129 balls, 4x4, 0x6) P Chase 6* (19 balls, 1x4, 0x6)
Partnership of 10 in 7.0 overs
Rahmat Shah 4-3-4-0 Zahir Khan 19.5-5-35-2
78.6 Rahmat Shah to J Anderson, no run.
78.5 Rahmat Shah to J Anderson, no run. Pushes forward but taken on the pad, big appeal
78.4 Rahmat Shah to J Anderson, no run. Pushed out to backward point
78.3 Rahmat Shah to J Anderson, no run. Just gets a bat on that on leg stump
78.2 Rahmat Shah to J Anderson, no run. Forward defensive
78.1 Rahmat Shah to J Anderson, no run. Turned to backward square
78
End of over 78 (5 runs) Ireland 231-9
P Chase 6* (19 balls, 1x4, 0x6) J Anderson 42* (125 balls, 4x4, 0x6)
Partnership of 11 in 6.0 overs
Zahir Khan 19.5-5-35-2 Rahmat Shah 3-2-4-0
77.6 Zahir Khan to P Chase, no run.
77.5 Zahir Khan to P Chase, no run. Turned into the leg side
77.4 Zahir Khan to P Chase, no run. Defends down the pitch
77.3 Zahir Khan to P Chase, FOUR Lovely square drive and that's Chase's highest first class score
77.2 Zahir Khan to P Chase, no run. Pushed up to mid-off
77.1 Zahir Khan to P Chase, no run. Defends from the crease
77.1 Zahir Khan to P Chase, NO BALL Turned to mid-wicket but he has overstepped
77
End of over 77 (4 runs) Ireland 226-9
J Anderson 42* (125 balls, 4x4, 0x6) P Chase 2* (12 balls, 0x4, 0x6)
Partnership of 6 in 5.0 overs
Rahmat Shah 3-2-4-0 Zahir Khan 18.5-5-30-2
76.6 Rahmat Shah to J Anderson, no run. Cut to backward point
76.5 Rahmat Shah to J Anderson, no run. Left down leg side
76.4 Rahmat Shah to J Anderson, no run. Misses outside off
76.3 Rahmat Shah to J Anderson, no run. Forward and up to mid-off
76.2 Rahmat Shah to J Anderson, no run. Off the back foot to mid-on
76.1 Rahmat Shah to J Anderson, FOUR Forward and driven through mid-on - first boundary for 14 overs
76
End of over 76 (0 runs) Ireland 222-9
P Chase 2* (12 balls, 0x4, 0x6) J Anderson 38* (119 balls, 3x4, 0x6)
Partnership of 2 in 4.0 overs
Zahir Khan 18.5-5-30-2 Rahmat Shah 2-2-0-0
75.6 Zahir Khan to P Chase, no run. Beaten there but think it pitched outside leg, lbw appeal turned down
75.5 Zahir Khan to P Chase, no run. Beats the forward defensive outside off
75.4 Zahir Khan to P Chase, no run. Misses, down leg side
75.3 Zahir Khan to P Chase, no run. Defends from the crease
75.2 Zahir Khan to P Chase, no run. Defends into the leg side
75.1 Zahir Khan to P Chase, no run. Well forward and into the off side
75
End of over 75 (0 runs) Ireland 222-9
J Anderson 38* (119 balls, 3x4, 0x6) P Chase 2* (6 balls, 0x4, 0x6)
Partnership of 2 in 3.0 overs
Rahmat Shah 2-2-0-0 Zahir Khan 17.5-4-30-2
74.6 Rahmat Shah to J Anderson, no run. Waits on that and defends. Three maidens he has faced
74.5 Rahmat Shah to J Anderson, no run. Forward into the off side
74.4 Rahmat Shah to J Anderson, no run. Left as it spins away
74.3 Rahmat Shah to J Anderson, no run. Off the pad into the off side
74.2 Rahmat Shah to J Anderson, no run. Left outside off
74.1 Rahmat Shah to J Anderson, no run. Forward in defence
74
End of over 74 (2 runs) Ireland 222-9
P Chase 2* (6 balls, 0x4, 0x6) J Anderson 38* (113 balls, 3x4, 0x6)
Partnership of 2 in 2.0 overs
Zahir Khan 17.5-4-30-2 Rahmat Shah 1-1-0-0
73.6 Zahir Khan to P Chase, no run. Misses outside off but another over survived. Just four scoring strokes, though off the last eight overs
73.5 Zahir Khan to P Chase, 2 runs. And off the mark, squirted down to thirdman and back for the second
73.4 Zahir Khan to P Chase, no run. Forward again
73.3 Zahir Khan to P Chase, no run. Defends into the off side
73.2 Zahir Khan to P Chase, no run. Left again
73.1 Zahir Khan to P Chase, no run. Wide of off, and left
73
End of over 73 (0 runs) Ireland 220-9
J Anderson 38* (113 balls, 3x4, 0x6) P Chase 0* (0 balls, 0x4, 0x6)
Partnership of 0 in 1.0 overs
Rahmat Shah 1-1-0-0 Zahir Khan 16.5-4-28-2
72.6 Rahmat Shah to J Anderson, no run. Can't get it away so Chase will be in strike
72.5 Rahmat Shah to J Anderson, no run.
72.4 Rahmat Shah to J Anderson, no run. Defends again and he has now faced more balls than anyone in the innings
72.3 Rahmat Shah to J Anderson, no run. Defends again down the pitch
72.2 Rahmat Shah to J Anderson, no run.
72.1 Rahmat Shah to J Anderson, no run. Pushed to backward point as Rashid is taken out of the attack
72
End of over 72 (0 runs) Ireland 220-9
J Anderson 38* (107 balls, 3x4, 0x6)
Partnership of 0 in 0.0 overs
Zahir Khan 16.5-4-28-2 Rashid Khan 27-5-83-5
9
T Murtagh lbw b Zahir Khan 2 (18 balls, 0x4, 0x6) SR: 11.11
Partnership of 7 in 48 balls
Ireland 220-9 in 72.0 overs
71.6 Zahir Khan to T Murtagh, OUT - LBW! But this time he mustn't have got outside the line. That is given
71.5 Zahir Khan to T Murtagh, no run. Pads that away from outside off, another appeal
71.4 Zahir Khan to T Murtagh, no run. Pushed into the covers
71.3 Zahir Khan to T Murtagh, no run. Forward and turned to mid-wicket
71.2 Zahir Khan to T Murtagh, no run. Defends into the off side
71.1 Zahir Khan to T Murtagh, no run. Taken on pad, way outside off, doesn't stop a mad appeal by the bowler
71
End of over 71 (0 runs) Ireland 220-8
J Anderson 38* (107 balls, 3x4, 0x6) T Murtagh 2* (12 balls, 0x4, 0x6)
Partnership of 7 in 7.0 overs
Rashid Khan 27-5-83-5 Zahir Khan 15.5-3-28-1
70.6 Rashid Khan to J Anderson, no run. Very wide of off and the field also came in to stop the single. But no stroke so it will be Murtagh against Zahir
70.5 Rashid Khan to J Anderson, no run. And again as he comes forward, reads the leg break
70.4 Rashid Khan to J Anderson, no run. Left outside off
70.3 Rashid Khan to J Anderson, no run. Forward and hit silly mid-off on the leg
70.2 Rashid Khan to J Anderson, no run. Defends to the bowler
70.1 Rashid Khan to J Anderson, no run. Pushed to backward point
11:03 AM So Ireland survive the first hour - many didn't predict that - and Afghanistan have a conundrum the longer that Ireland bat. It makes it more likely they will want to give their bowlers a rest but Ireland are taking time out of the game so follow-on possibly still the favourite - assuming Ireland do not score another 168
70
End of over 70 (2 runs) Ireland 220-8
T Murtagh 2* (12 balls, 0x4, 0x6) J Anderson 38* (101 balls, 3x4, 0x6)
Partnership of 7 in 6.0 overs
Zahir Khan 15.5-3-28-1 Rashid Khan 26-4-83-5
69.6 Zahir Khan to T Murtagh, no run. Defended and that is drinks
69.5 Zahir Khan to J Anderson, 1 run. Takes the single this time through mid-wicket
69.4 Zahir Khan to J Anderson, no run.
69.3 Zahir Khan to J Anderson, no run. Forward into the leg side
69.2 Zahir Khan to J Anderson, no run. Forward to long leg but interestingly, the single is turned down
69.1 Zahir Khan to J Anderson, no run. Well forward outside off, straigh to cover
10:56 AM First bowling change sees Zahir back into the attack
69
End of over 69 (1 run) Ireland 218-8
T Murtagh 2* (13 balls, 0x4, 0x6) J Anderson 36* (94 balls, 3x4, 0x6)
Partnership of 5 in 5.0 overs
Rashid Khan 26-4-82-5 Mohammad Nabi 19.1-6-45-2
68.6 Rashid Khan to J Anderson, 1 run. Tucked through mid-wicket to keep the strike
68.5 Rashid Khan to J Anderson, no run. Pushed up to mid-on
68.4 Rashid Khan to J Anderson, no run. Drives straight to mid-on
68.3 Rashid Khan to J Anderson, no run. Forward defensive
68.2 Rashid Khan to J Anderson, no run. Defends into the off side
68.1 Rashid Khan to J Anderson, no run.
68
End of over 68 (0 runs) Ireland 217-8
T Murtagh 2* (13 balls, 0x4, 0x6) J Anderson 35* (88 balls, 3x4, 0x6)
Partnership of 4 in 4.0 overs
Mohammad Nabi 19.1-6-45-2 Rashid Khan 25-4-81-5
67.6 Mohammad Nabi to T Murtagh, no run.
67.5 Mohammad Nabi to T Murtagh, no run. Defends
67.4 Mohammad Nabi to T Murtagh, no run. Defends into the off side
67.3 Mohammad Nabi to T Murtagh, no run. Left as it spins away outside off
67.2 Mohammad Nabi to T Murtagh, no run. Forward defensive
67.1 Mohammad Nabi to T Murtagh, no run. Solidly forward back to the bowler
67
End of over 67 (1 run) Ireland 217-8
J Anderson 35* (88 balls, 3x4, 0x6) T Murtagh 2* (7 balls, 0x4, 0x6)
Partnership of 4 in 3.0 overs
Rashid Khan 25-4-81-5 Mohammad Nabi 18.1-5-45-2
66.6 Rashid Khan to J Anderson, no run. Defends down the pitch
66.5 Rashid Khan to J Anderson, no run. Defends from the crease into the leg side
66.4 Rashid Khan to J Anderson, no run. Forward into the off side
66.3 Rashid Khan to T Murtagh, 1 run. Forward and up to extra cover
66.2 Rashid Khan to T Murtagh, no run. Taken on the pad but pitched outside the line
66.1 Rashid Khan to T Murtagh, no run. Pushed to mid-off
66
End of over 66 (2 runs) Ireland 216-8
J Anderson 35* (85 balls, 3x4, 0x6) T Murtagh 1* (4 balls, 0x4, 0x6)
Partnership of 3 in 2.0 overs
Mohammad Nabi 18.1-5-45-2 Rashid Khan 24-4-80-5
65.6 Mohammad Nabi to J Anderson, no run. Forward to mid-wicket
65.5 Mohammad Nabi to T Murtagh, 1 run. Eased into the mid-wicket area for his first run
65.4 Mohammad Nabi to J Anderson, 1 run. Tucked into the leg side
65.3 Mohammad Nabi to J Anderson, no run. Defends into off side
65.2 Mohammad Nabi to J Anderson, no run. Defends from the crease
65.1 Mohammad Nabi to J Anderson, no run. Forward into the leg side
65
End of over 65 (1 run) Ireland 214-8
T Murtagh 0* (3 balls, 0x4, 0x6) J Anderson 34* (80 balls, 3x4, 0x6)
Partnership of 1 in 1.0 overs
Rashid Khan 24-4-80-5 Mohammad Nabi 17.1-5-43-2
64.6 Rashid Khan to T Murtagh, no run. Taken on the pad but outside leg
64.5 Rashid Khan to T Murtagh, no run. Forward and through mid-wicket
64.4 Rashid Khan to T Murtagh, no run. Forward and turned into the leg side
64.3 Rashid Khan to J Anderson, 1 run. Pushed up to mid-on
64.2 Rashid Khan to J Anderson, no run. Defends down the pitch
64.1 Rashid Khan to J Anderson, no run. Pushed behind square on the off side
64
End of over 64 (0 runs) Ireland 213-8
J Anderson 33* (77 balls, 3x4, 0x6)
Partnership of 0 in 0.0 overs
Mohammad Nabi 17.1-5-43-2 Rashid Khan 23-4-79-5
8
A McBrine lbw b Mohammad Nabi 18 (44 balls, 3x4, 0x6) SR: 40.91
Partnership of 43 in 91 balls
Ireland 213-8 in 64.0 overs
63.6 Mohammad Nabi to A McBrine, OUT - LBW! Misses one sweep shot too many and this time the umpire says that would have hit. That's the breakthrough 40 mins into the day
63.5 Mohammad Nabi to A McBrine, no run. Forward to extra cover
63.4 Mohammad Nabi to A McBrine, no run. Defends to the bowler
63.3 Mohammad Nabi to A McBrine, no run. Misses with the sweep shot from outside off
63.2 Mohammad Nabi to A McBrine, no run. Firmer but straight to cover
63.1 Mohammad Nabi to A McBrine, no run. Forward and defends into the covers
63
End of over 63 (8 runs) Ireland 213-7
J Anderson 33* (77 balls, 3x4, 0x6) A McBrine 18* (38 balls, 3x4, 0x6)
Partnership of 43 in 14.1 overs
Rashid Khan 23-4-79-5 Mohammad Nabi 16.1-4-43-1
62.6 Rashid Khan to J Anderson, no run. Googly defended down the pitch
62.5 Rashid Khan to J Anderson, 2 runs. Cut away again through backward point
62.4 Rashid Khan to J Anderson, no run. Forward to cover
62.3 Rashid Khan to J Anderson, FOUR Pushes forward and wide of slip for four more, fielder's desperate dive not enough
62.2 Rashid Khan to J Anderson, 2 runs. Wide of off and cut through point
62.1 Rashid Khan to J Anderson, no run. Turned straight to short fine leg
62
End of over 62 (6 runs) Ireland 205-7
A McBrine 18* (38 balls, 3x4, 0x6) J Anderson 25* (71 balls, 2x4, 0x6)
Partnership of 35 in 13.1 overs
Mohammad Nabi 16.1-4-43-1 Rashid Khan 22-4-71-5
61.6 Mohammad Nabi to A McBrine, FOUR Down leg and gets bat on it, speeds to the fine leg boundary
61.5 Mohammad Nabi to J Anderson, 1 run. Forward and tucked to square leg
61.4 Mohammad Nabi to J Anderson, no run. Forward into the covers
61.3 Mohammad Nabi to J Anderson, no run. Misses with the sweep shot and Anderson forgets to run leg bye because of the appeal
61.2 Mohammad Nabi to J Anderson, no run. Forward defensive
61.1 Mohammad Nabi to A McBrine, 1 run. Pushed into the covers and good run brings up the 200
61
End of over 61 (6 runs) Ireland 199-7
J Anderson 24* (67 balls, 2x4, 0x6) A McBrine 13* (36 balls, 2x4, 0x6)
Partnership of 29 in 12.1 overs
Rashid Khan 22-4-71-5 Mohammad Nabi 15.1-4-37-1
60.6 Rashid Khan to J Anderson, no run. Pushed back down the pitch, in the air for a while, but not close enough to Rashid
60.5 Rashid Khan to J Anderson, no run. Off the back foot to mid-wicket
60.4 Rashid Khan to J Anderson, no run. Forward to mid-on
60.3 Rashid Khan to J Anderson, FOUR Good sweep shot beats long leg
60.2 Rashid Khan to J Anderson, 2 runs. Tucked down to fine leg
60.1 Rashid Khan to J Anderson, no run. Defends down the pitch
60
End of over 60 (1 run) Ireland 193-7
A McBrine 13* (36 balls, 2x4, 0x6) J Anderson 18* (61 balls, 1x4, 0x6)
Partnership of 23 in 11.1 overs
Mohammad Nabi 15.1-4-37-1 Rashid Khan 21-4-65-5
59.6 Mohammad Nabi to A McBrine, no run. Defends to point
59.5 Mohammad Nabi to J Anderson, 1 run. Tucked down to long leg
59.4 Mohammad Nabi to J Anderson, no run. Forward to short leg
59.3 Mohammad Nabi to J Anderson, no run. Left down leg
59.2 Mohammad Nabi to J Anderson, no run. Forward defensive
59.1 Mohammad Nabi to J Anderson, no run. Taken on the pad but turning too much for lbw
59
End of over 59 (1 run) Ireland 192-7
A McBrine 13* (35 balls, 2x4, 0x6) J Anderson 17* (56 balls, 1x4, 0x6)
Partnership of 22 in 10.1 overs
Rashid Khan 21-4-65-5 Mohammad Nabi 14.1-4-36-1
58.6 Rashid Khan to A McBrine, no run. Forward to short leg
58.5 Rashid Khan to A McBrine, no run. Drives straight into silly point's helmet as he ducks, straight into the bowler's hands but umpires rule dead ball as Afghans celebrate the catch
58.4 Rashid Khan to A McBrine, no run. Forward and into the covers
58.3 Rashid Khan to A McBrine, no run. Defends to point
58.2 Rashid Khan to J Anderson, 1 run. Tucked down to long leg
58.1 Rashid Khan to J Anderson, no run. Forward defensive
58
End of over 58 (3 runs) Ireland 191-7
A McBrine 13* (31 balls, 2x4, 0x6) J Anderson 16* (54 balls, 1x4, 0x6)
Partnership of 21 in 9.1 overs
Mohammad Nabi 14.1-4-36-1 Rashid Khan 20-4-64-5
57.6 Mohammad Nabi to A McBrine, no run. Taken on pad outside off
57.5 Mohammad Nabi to A McBrine, no run. Defends into the off side
57.4 Mohammad Nabi to J Anderson, 1 run. Turned through square leg
57.3 Mohammad Nabi to J Anderson, no run.