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Ireland vs Afghanistan, 3rd T20I Commentary, Live Updates

IRE vs AFG, 2022 - T20 Live Commentary

Ireland vs Afghanistan Scorecard
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Match Ended   
167/9 (20.0/20)
189/5 (20.0/20)
Afghanistan beat Ireland by 22 runs
Right then. That's it from the coverage of this game. Afghanistan have managed to keep their hopes alive in this series. It currently stands at 2-1 in Ireland's favour. The two sides will meet again on 15th August, 2022. The first ball will be at 8 pm IST (2.30 pm GMT). But as you all know you can join us early for the build-up. Till then, take care and goodbye.
Mohammad Nabi, the victorious skipper is in for a chat. He says that the batted according to the plan. The opening stand was the key to post a huge total on the board. Mentions they played a great game, just the Afghan way. Says the team performed really well and hopefully they can emulate the same in the next two games.
Andy Balbirnie, the skipper of Ireland, says they lost a lot of wickets in the Powerplay and that put them on the back foot. Praises the effort of the batters at the fag end and kept them in the game for long. Says Hume and Hand have been knocking on the door for quite some time and is really glad to have them in the side. Mentions, Dockrell has gone from strength-to-strength which is really pleasing to see. Mentions, they have played pretty good cricket and would aim to win the series.
Rahmanullah Gurbaz wins the Man of the Match award for his exceptional effort with the bat. He starts by saying it feels good to win after two losses on the trot. Says the coach and the skipper asked him to stay out for long and that's what he aimed to do. Says he is really happy to see Zazai back in the side. Ends by saying he hopes they can win the rest of the matches.
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Earlier in the innings, Afghanistan started well with the blade. Their openers built a solid foundation up top. Rahmanullah Gurbaz smacked a quickfire 53. Later, the middle order capitalized on this opportunity and punched 189 runs on the board. Ireland though could not get a good start with the blade and that costed them the game here.
Afghanistan bowlers finally came to the fore. They managed to pick wickets regularly and that completely pushed the hosts on the back foot. It was a complete performance from the visitors and they completely outplayed the hosts. Also, surprisingly, Rashid Khan has failed to pick a single wicket in this series until now, He will be hoping to change his fortunes in the remaining games.
The Ireland batters just did not arrive today! They needed the top order to fire but that did not happen and then the task just getting difficult. George Dockrell is the only batter who showed some fight in this chase. He recorded his highest ever score in T20Is with his 58 runs. He got good support from the debutant, Fionn Hand as well, but it was too little too late.
A thumping win for the visitors to stay alive in the series. To be honest this victory was set up by the batters. 190 was always going to be an uphill task against this Afghanistan bowling attack and the Afghans got their A-game to the fore to bag their first win of the tour.
End Of The Over 20 : 167/9
5 Runs
  • 019.1
  • 419.2
  • 019.3
  • 019.4
  • 019.5
  • 1 WD19.6
  • 019.6
G. Dockrell
58 (37)
J. Little
0 (0)
A. Omarzai
2-0-13-0
19.6
0
Azmatullah Omarzai To George Dockrell
Azmatullah Omarzai serves it full, wide outside off. George Dockrell looks to drive it away but misses. Afghanistan win the game by 22 runs.
19.6
wd
Azmatullah Omarzai To George Dockrell
WIDE! On a length, outside the tramline. George Dockrell misses his attempt. Wided.
19.5
0
Azmatullah Omarzai To George Dockrell
Swing and a miss! Length ball, outside off. George Dockrell looks to heave it away but misses.
19.4
0
Azmatullah Omarzai To George Dockrell
Length ball, on off, pushed to wide long off.
19.3
0
Azmatullah Omarzai To George Dockrell
On off, this is pushed to sweeper cover,
19.2
4
Azmatullah Omarzai To George Dockrell
FOUR! Finds the gap now! It is full, outside off. George Dockrell leans in and drives it through covers. It splits the two fielders in the deep and crosses the boundary.
19.1
0
Azmatullah Omarzai To George Dockrell
Full length, on off. George Dockrell gets it to mid-wicket off the inner half. George Dockrell needs to hit 5 balls out of the park to win the game here.
End Of The Over 19 : 162/9
10 Runs
  • 118.1
  • 018.2
  • 618.3
  • W18.4
  • 118.5
  • 1 WD18.6
  • W18.6
G. Hume
1 (1)
G. Dockrell
54 (31)
Naveen
4-0-38-3
18.6
W
Naveen-ul-Haq To Graham Hume OUT!
OUT! RUN OUT! Graham Hume gives away his wicket here, as he wanted to keep George Dockrell on strike. It is a short ball, down leg. Graham Hume pulls it to fine leg and the call is for two. Mujeeb Ur Rahman throws it to the keeper. Rahmanullah Gurbaz is quick to clip the bails off. The square leg umpire raises his finger. Graham Hume has to walk back. Josh Little is the last man in for Ireland.
18.6
wd
Naveen-ul-Haq To Graham Hume
WIDE! Short one, down leg. Hume lets it be. Wided.
18.5
1
Naveen-ul-Haq To George Dockrell
A single now as this is pushed to extra cover.
18.4
W
Naveen-ul-Haq To Fionn Hand OUT!
OUT! CAUGHT! Fionn Hand's cameo comes to an end. He receives an applause as he head out of the field. It is full, on off. Fionn Hand shuffles across and ramps it over short fine leg. Hazratullah Zazai runs behind and takes a sharp catch over his shoulders. This is should ease down some pressure for Afghanistan. Graham Hume is the new batter in for Ireland.
18.3
6
Naveen-ul-Haq To Fionn Hand
SIX! This is gone all the way! It is full and outside off. Fionn Hand stays back and smokes it over the wide long off fence for a biggie. Fionn Hand is on a roll here. 7 runs off the first three balls here. Ireland need 31 off 9 balls.
18.2
0
Naveen-ul-Haq To Fionn Hand
A length ball, around off. Fionn Hand looks to go for the reverse sweep but misses.
18.1
1
Naveen-ul-Haq To George Dockrell
Naveen-ul-Haq steams in and angles it in, full and on off. George Dockrell drives it to long off and rotates the strike.
End Of The Over 18 : 152/7
13 Runs
  • 417.1
  • 117.2
  • 117.3
  • 417.4
  • 117.5
  • 217.6
F. Hand
30 (15)
G. Dockrell
52 (29)
R. Khan
4-0-38-0
17.6
2
Rashid Khan To Fionn Hand
Touch short, on middle and leg. Fionn Hand pulls it to deep square leg. Naveen-ul-Haq in the deep makes an exceptional stop with a dive. They take two. George Dockrell to be on strike for the penultimate over.
17.5
1
Rashid Khan To George Dockrell
On off, pushed to covers for one.
17.4
4
Rashid Khan To George Dockrell
FOUR! George Dockrell racks up his fifty! It is short, on off. George Dockrell swivels on the back foot and pulls it through square leg for four. Can Ireland pull a rabbit out of the hat here?
17.3
1
Rashid Khan To Fionn Hand
A single now as this is pushed to covers.
17.2
1
Rashid Khan To George Dockrell
On middle and leg, flicked to mid-wicket for one.
17.1
4
Rashid Khan To George Dockrell
FOUR! Incredible shot! It is full and on off. George Dockrell drills it straight down the ground, It is in the gap and races away.
Rashid Khan is back into the attack for his final over.
End Of The Over 17 : 139/7
13 Runs
  • 016.1
  • 416.2
  • 216.3
  • 116.4
  • 016.5
  • 616.6
F. Hand
27 (13)
G. Dockrell
42 (25)
Naveen
3-0-28-2
16.6
6
Naveen-ul-Haq To Fionn Hand
SIX! All the way! Fionn Hand stands and delivers this time. It is a short ball, outside off. Hand clubs it over the covers fence for a maximum.
16.5
0
Naveen-ul-Haq To Fionn Hand
A length ball, outside off. Hand shuffles across and tries to scoop it over the keeper's head. He mishits to point.
16.4
1
Naveen-ul-Haq To George Dockrell
Full length, on off. George Dockrell drives it to covers for a single.
16.3
2
Naveen-ul-Haq To George Dockrell
A length ball, on the pads, George Dockrell works it to deep mid-wicket for a brace.
16.2
4
Naveen-ul-Haq To George Dockrell
FOUR! Top shot! Naveen-ul-Haq bends his back this time and serves a short ball, outside off. George Dockrell stands tall and slaps it down the ground for four.
16.1
0
Naveen-ul-Haq To George Dockrell
A slower short ball, outside off. George Dockrell fails to pick it up and leaves it alone.
Change. Naveen-ul-Haq is back into the attack now.
End Of The Over 16 : 126/7
8 Runs
  • 415.1
  • 115.2
  • 215.3
  • 015.4
  • 015.5
  • 115.6
G. Dockrell
35 (21)
F. Hand
21 (11)
Ur Rahman
4-0-28-2
15.6
1
Mujeeb Ur Rahman To George Dockrell
On middle and leg, George Dockrell tucks it to mid-wicket for a single.
15.5
0
Mujeeb Ur Rahman To George Dockrell
Swing and a miss! Full, just outside off. George Dockrell looks to chase it but misses.
15.4
0
Mujeeb Ur Rahman To George Dockrell
Quicker and full, outside off. George Dockrell works it to the off side off the inner half.
15.3
2
Mujeeb Ur Rahman To George Dockrell
Fuller, on off. George Dockrell drives it to deep point for a single.
15.2
1
Mujeeb Ur Rahman To Fionn Hand
This is swept again. This time to deep square leg. Rashid Khan is sharp in the field. One taken.
15.1
4
Mujeeb Ur Rahman To Fionn Hand
FOUR! Nicely played! Fionn Hand looks to be in good form. It is flighted and full, around middle. Hand shuffles across and sweeps it down to fine leg for a boundary.
End Of The Over 15 : 118/7
16 Runs
  • 614.1
  • 214.2
  • 014.3
  • 414.4
  • 414.5
  • 014.6
G. Dockrell
32 (17)
F. Hand
16 (9)
R. Khan
3-0-25-0
14.6
0
Rashid Khan To George Dockrell
Tossed up, on off. George Dockrell pushes it to the right of the bowler. Rashid Khan manages to get hand to it before it went on to disturb the stumps at the non-striker's end. They appeal for run out but nothing given.
14.5
4
Rashid Khan To George Dockrell
FOUR! Down the ground. It is floated and full, on off. George Dockrell slams it down to long off and gets a boundary.
14.4
4
Rashid Khan To George Dockrell
FOUR! Afghanistan have not been great in the field. It is short, on off. George Dockrell pulls it to deep mid-wicket. One bounce and into the ropes.
14.3
0
Rashid Khan To George Dockrell
It is tossed up, full and on off. It stays low off the deck. George Dockrell is unable to work it away.
14.2
2
Rashid Khan To George Dockrell
Full length, on off. George Dockrell lofts it towards long off. The batters run two.
14.1
6
Rashid Khan To George Dockrell
SIX! BANG! George Dockrell joins the party now. It is tossed up, full and on off. George Dockrell makes room and smokes it over the long on fence for a maximum.
End Of The Over 14 : 102/7
14 Runs
  • 013.1
  • 413.2
  • 113.3
  • 113.4
  • 413.5
  • 413.6
F. Hand
16 (9)
G. Dockrell
16 (11)
M. Nabi
4-0-38-1
13.6
4
Mohammad Nabi To Fionn Hand
FOUR! Back-to-back boundaries! It is floated and full, around middle. Hand gets low and looks to sweep it away. It goes down to third man off the back of the blade. It is another boundary. He moves to 16 off 9.
13.5
4
Mohammad Nabi To Fionn Hand
FOUR! Nicely played! It is tossed up, around off. Hand drives it through covers for a boundary. Exceptional shot.
13.4
1
Mohammad Nabi To George Dockrell
A low full toss, on off. George Dockrell hits it to deep square leg. One taken.
13.3
1
Mohammad Nabi To Fionn Hand
Hand pushes this full delivery to mid off for a single.
13.2
4
Mohammad Nabi To Fionn Hand
FOUR! Fionn Hand gets his first boundary in T20I cricket. It is full and on off. Hand gets low and sweeps it through square leg. It races away.
13.1
0
Mohammad Nabi To Fionn Hand
Tossed up, outside off. Hand gets behind and defends it back to the bowler.
End Of The Over 13 : 88/7
4 Runs
  • 112.1
  • W12.2
  • 012.3
  • 212.4
  • 012.5
  • 112.6
F. Hand
3 (4)
G. Dockrell
15 (10)
Ur Rahman
3-0-20-2
12.6
1
Mujeeb Ur Rahman To Fionn Hand
Looped up, on off. Hand pushes it to cover and gets a single.
12.5
0
Mujeeb Ur Rahman To Fionn Hand
Around off, Hand looks to chase it but misses.
12.4
2
Mujeeb Ur Rahman To Fionn Hand
Overthrows now! It is around off. Hand taps it to backward point and scampers across for a quick single. The fielder scores a direct-hit at the non-striker's end. It defelects off the stumps. They sneak another single.
12.3
0
Mujeeb Ur Rahman To Fionn Hand
Pushed through quicker, on off. Hand looks to drive it away but misses.
Fionn Hand is the new batter.
12.2
W
Mujeeb Ur Rahman To Mark Adair OUT!
OUT! CAUGHT! Mujeeb Ur Rahman gets his second wicket. It is floated and full, on off. Mark Adair gets behind it and lofts it over the bowler's head towards long off. Rashid Khan settles under it and takes a sharp catch near the ropes.
12.1
1
Mujeeb Ur Rahman To George Dockrell
A single now as this is worked to mid on.
End Of The Over 12 : 84/6
7 Runs
  • 111.1
  • 211.2
  • 211.3
  • 111.4
  • 011.5
  • 111.6
G. Dockrell
14 (9)
M. Adair
6 (5)
M. Nabi
3-0-24-1
11.6
1
Mohammad Nabi To George Dockrell
George Dockrell nudges this full delivery through mid-wicket for a single.
11.5
0
Mohammad Nabi To George Dockrell
Outside off, George Dockrell looks to chase it but misses.
11.4
1
Mohammad Nabi To Mark Adair
On middle and leg, tucked to square leg for a single.
11.3
2
Mohammad Nabi To Mark Adair
NOT OUT! Risky running! George Dockrell could've gone back to the hut but the umpire disagrees. It is full, on the stumps. Mark Adair flicks it to deep mid-wicket. The batters decide to take two. The fielder has a shy at the non-striker's end from the deep but the umpire thinks the batters is safely inside the crease.
Is that a run out? The umpire shows no interest. Although, Mohammad Nabi looked delighted.
11.2
2
Mohammad Nabi To Mark Adair
Darted on the pads, Mark Adair flicks it to deep square leg. The batters collect a brace.
11.1
1
Mohammad Nabi To George Dockrell
Flatter and on off. George Dockrell pushes it to mid on for a single.
End Of The Over 11 : 77/6
11 Runs
  • 210.1
  • 110.2
  • 110.3
  • 610.4
  • 110.5
  • 010.6
M. Adair
1 (2)
G. Dockrell
12 (6)
Ur Rahman
2-0-16-1
10.6
0
Mujeeb Ur Rahman To Mark Adair
On off, blocked out.
10.5
1
Mujeeb Ur Rahman To George Dockrell
On off, pushed to sweeper cover for a single.
10.4
6
Mujeeb Ur Rahman To George Dockrell
SIX! All the way! It is short, on off. George Dockrell stays back and pulls it to deep mid-wicket. The fielder in the deep runs to his right and puts in a dive to that side. The ball though goes over him and into the fence.
10.3
1
Mujeeb Ur Rahman To Mark Adair
A googly now around off, Adair works it to long on for a single.
10.2
1
Mujeeb Ur Rahman To George Dockrell
Tossed up, outside off. George Dockrell pushes it to deep point for one.
10.1
2
Mujeeb Ur Rahman To George Dockrell
Fuller, on off. George Dockrell lofts it over mid off. They take two.
End Of The Over 10 : 66/6
7 Runs
  • 09.1
  • 49.2
  • 19.3
  • 19.4
  • W9.5
  • 19.6
G. Dockrell
2 (2)
M. Adair
0 (0)
M. Nabi
2-0-17-1
9.6
1
Mohammad Nabi To George Dockrell
Full and on off. George Dockrell sweeps it to deep square leg for a single.
Drinks! This has been a dominating performance from Afghanistan so far. They did not let any Irish batter to settle-in and are in a comfortable position to get over the line here.
9.5
W
Mohammad Nabi To Gareth Delany OUT!
OUT! CAUGHT! Another man bites the dust. It is full and on off. Gareth Delany gets low and slogs it to deep mid-wicket. This has no power to reach the fence. Najibullah Zadran in the deep settles under it and takes a sharp catch.
9.4
1
Mohammad Nabi To George Dockrell
Quicker one, on off. George Dockrell slaps it to long off for a single.
9.3
1
Mohammad Nabi To Gareth Delany
It is flicked to mid-wicket for a single.
9.2
4
Mohammad Nabi To Gareth Delany
FOUR! A much-needed boundary for Gareth Delany. It is short, outside off. Gareth Delany stays back and cuts it through covers for a boundary.
9.1
0
Mohammad Nabi To Gareth Delany
On off, blocked out.
End Of The Over 9 : 59/5
5 Runs
  • 08.1
  • 08.2
  • 48.3
  • W8.4
  • 08.5
  • 18.6
G. Delany
11 (9)
G. Dockrell
0 (0)
Ur Rahman
1-0-5-1
8.6
1
Mujeeb Ur Rahman To Gareth Delany
Darted on the pads, Gareth Delany flicks it to square leg for a single.
8.5
0
Mujeeb Ur Rahman To Gareth Delany
On middle and leg, tucked to mid-wicket.
George Dockrell is the new man in.
8.4
W
Mujeeb Ur Rahman To Lorcan Tucker OUT!
OUT! CAUGHT! Mujeeb Ur Rahman gets himself into the wicket's column. Half of the Ireland side is back in the dressing room. It is short, on off. Tucker stays back and pulls it to deep mid-wicket. Naveen-ul-Haq in the deep dives to his right and takes an incredible catch to see the back of the in-form batter in Lorcan Tucker.
8.3
4
Mujeeb Ur Rahman To Lorcan Tucker
MISFIELD AND FOUR! Fuller one, on off. Tucker gets low and sweeps it to deep mid-wicket. Usman Ghani is unable to keep the ball in control. It clears the fence.
8.2
0
Mujeeb Ur Rahman To Lorcan Tucker
Quicker, flatter, on off. Tucker comes down the track and eases it out to the off side.
8.1
0
Mujeeb Ur Rahman To Lorcan Tucker
On off, blocked back to the bowler.
End Of The Over 8 : 54/4
10 Runs
  • 27.1
  • 17.2
  • 17.3
  • 27.4
  • 27.5
  • 27.6
G. Delany
10 (7)
L. Tucker
27 (17)
M. Nabi
1-0-10-0
7.6
2
Mohammad Nabi To Gareth Delany
DROPPED! It is full, outside off. Gareth Delany gets low and throws his blade at it. It goes over covers off his splice. The fielder runs backward and is unable to keep his eyes on the ball. It lands safely. Two taken.
7.5
2
Mohammad Nabi To Gareth Delany
Short ball, on off. Gareth Delany stays back and slaps it to long off for two more.
7.4
2
Mohammad Nabi To Gareth Delany
Tossed up, on off. Gareth Delany drives it towards sweeper cover. They take two. 50 up for the hosts now.
7.3
1
Mohammad Nabi To Lorcan Tucker
Lorcan Tucker sweeps this full delivery towards deep mid-wicket and rotates the strike.
7.2
1
Mohammad Nabi To Gareth Delany
Full and on off. Gareth Delany slogs it to wide long on for a single.
7.1
2
Mohammad Nabi To Gareth Delany
A low full toss, on off. Gareth Delany hits it hard to wide long on. They come back for two.
End Of The Over 7 : 44/4
8 Runs
  • 46.1
  • 06.2
  • 06.3
  • 26.4
  • 16.5
  • 16.6
G. Delany
1 (2)
L. Tucker
26 (16)
R. Khan
2-0-9-0
6.6
1
Rashid Khan To Gareth Delany
On the pads, Delany tucks it to the vacant area at mid-wicket and cross for one.
6.5
1
Rashid Khan To Lorcan Tucker
Full, on off. Tucker sweeps it to deep square leg. They take one.
6.4
2
Rashid Khan To Lorcan Tucker
This is worked through mid-wicket for a brace. Good running this time.
6.3
0
Rashid Khan To Lorcan Tucker
On off, defended out.
6.2
0
Rashid Khan To Lorcan Tucker
A huge appeal for lbw! In fact Rashid Khan is down on his knees but the finger stays down. It is floated and full, around off. Tucker looks to sweep it away but misses. He gets hit on the pads. Khan appeals but in vain.
6.1
4
Rashid Khan To Lorcan Tucker
FOUR! Edgy! It is quicker and full, outside off. Lorcan Tucker looks to drive it away. It takes a thick outside edge and races away down to the third man fence.
End Of The Over 6 : 36/4
9 Runs
  • 45.1
  • 15.2
  • 05.3
  • 45.4
  • W5.5
  • 05.6
G. Delany
0 (1)
L. Tucker
19 (11)
Naveen
2-0-15-2
5.6
0
Naveen-ul-Haq To Gareth Delany
It is a length ball. Gareth Delany flicks it to short fine leg off his pads, but not in the gap. At the end of Powerplay, Ireland are 36/4.
Gareth Delany is the new man in.
5.5
W
Naveen-ul-Haq To Curtis Campher OUT!
OUT! CAUGHT! Curtis Campher reads the delivery really well but holes out instead. It is a slower ball, length and on off. Curtis Campher waits for it and slams it to the right of mid on. He could not get it off the middle. Najibullah Zadran moves to his right and takes an easy catch. Naveen-ul-Haq picks up his second wicket. Ireland are falling apart here.
5.4
4
Naveen-ul-Haq To Curtis Campher
FOUR! Curtis Campher gets his second boundary of the chase here. It is short, on off. Curtis Campher pulls it over mid-wicket. The fielder gives it a chase but the ball wins the race.
5.3
0
Naveen-ul-Haq To Curtis Campher
It is full, outside off. Curtis Campher shuffles across and tries to scoop it away but does not connect.
5.2
1
Naveen-ul-Haq To Lorcan Tucker
Risky run here! It is full, on off. Tucker pushes it to mid off and scampers across for a quick single. Mohammad Nabi scores a direct hit at the non-striker's end but Tucker is safely in.
5.1
4
Naveen-ul-Haq To Lorcan Tucker
FOUR! EDGY! A good-length ball, outside off. Lorcan Tucker shuffles across and looks to pull it away. It takes the top edge and flies over the keeper for a boundary.
End Of The Over 5 : 27/3
1 Runs
  • 14.1
  • 04.2
  • 04.3
  • 04.4
  • 04.5
  • 04.6
C. Campher
4 (9)
L. Tucker
14 (9)
R. Khan
1-0-1-0
4.6
0
Rashid Khan To Curtis Campher
Quicker, outside off. Curtis Campher pushes it out to safety. Just a single off the over. A great start by Rashid Khan.
4.5
0
Rashid Khan To Curtis Campher
On off, driven to covers.
4.4
0
Rashid Khan To Curtis Campher
Full, on middle and leg. Campher defends it back to the bowler on the front foot.
4.3
0
Rashid Khan To Curtis Campher
It is floated, outside off. This one grips and turns in a touch. Curtis Campher stays back and pushes it out.
4.2
0
Rashid Khan To Curtis Campher
Outside off, tapped to point.
4.1
1
Rashid Khan To Lorcan Tucker
Tossed up, full and on off. Lorcan Tucker drags his sweep to short fine leg for a single.
Rashid Khan comes into the attack now. He was wicketless in the first two games. Will he be able to get in the wicket's column this time around?
End Of The Over 4 : 26/3
6 Runs
  • 23.1
  • W3.2
  • 03.3
  • 43.4
  • 03.5
  • 03.6
C. Campher
4 (4)
L. Tucker
13 (8)
Naveen
1-0-6-1
3.6
0
Naveen-ul-Haq To Curtis Campher
A successful over by Naveen-ul-Haq comes to an end. It is a length ball, on the pads. Curtis Campher looks to tuck it away but it dies in front of him.
3.5
0
Naveen-ul-Haq To Curtis Campher
Swing and a miss! Good length, outside off. Curtis Campher looks to chase it but misses.
3.4
4
Naveen-ul-Haq To Curtis Campher
FOUR! Nicely played! Curtis Campher is off the mark with a boundary. Full length, outside off. Curtis Campher leans in and drives it through covers for a boundary.
3.3
0
Naveen-ul-Haq To Curtis Campher
Just short! Curtis Campher was a goner on his very first delivery. A length ball, around off. Curtis Campher stays back and tries to flick it away. He is a bit early into his shot. It takes the leading edge and lobs towards backward point. Rashid Khan charges towards the ball but it lands safely.
Curtis Campher is the new man in.
3.2
W
Naveen-ul-Haq To Harry Tector OUT!
OUT! CAUGHT BEHIND! Another man bites the dust. It is a short ball, wide outside off. Harry Tector shuffles and tries to cut it away. It takes a thin edge and goes towards the keeper. Rahmanullah Gurbaz makes no mistake behind the sticks. Ireland lose their third wicket inside the Powerplay.
3.1
2
Naveen-ul-Haq To Harry Tector
Good running! Naveen-ul-Haq starts with a full-length delivery, on off. Harry Tector drives it to deep point. The batters come back for the second run.
Change. Naveen-ul-Haq comes into the attack now.
End Of The Over 3 : 20/2
8 Runs
  • 62.1
  • 12.2
  • W2.3
  • 02.4
  • 02.5
  • 12.6
H. Tector
1 (3)
L. Tucker
13 (8)
F. Farooqi
2-0-11-2
2.6
1
Fazalhaq Farooqi To Harry Tector
On a length, on off. Tector drives it to mid off for an easy single. He gets off the mark.
2.5
0
Fazalhaq Farooqi To Harry Tector
Play and a miss! A slower full length delivery, outside off. Harry Tector looks to chase it but misses.
2.4
0
Fazalhaq Farooqi To Harry Tector
On off, defended out.
Harry Tector is the new man in.
2.3
W
Fazalhaq Farooqi To Andy Balbirnie OUT!
OUT! CAUGHT! Rashid Khan takes a stunning catch at backward point. Andy Balbirnie departs on a low score as well. Both the openers are back in the hut in a jiffy. It is very full, wide outside off. Andy Balbirnie strecthes out and slices it towards backward point. Rashid Khan there keeps his eyes on the ball and takes a brilliant catch to his right. Ireland in a spot of bother.
2.2
1
Fazalhaq Farooqi To Lorcan Tucker
On a length, around off. Tucker pushes it to point for one.
2.1
6
Fazalhaq Farooqi To Lorcan Tucker
SIX! BOOM! Lorcan Tucker continues on his merry way. A length ball, on middle and leg. Lorcan Tucker clears his front leg and tonks it over the mid-wicket fence.
End Of The Over 2 : 12/1
8 Runs
  • 1 WD1.1
  • 1 WD1.1
  • 1 WD1.1
  • 01.1
  • 01.2
  • 41.3
  • 11.4
  • 01.5
  • 01.6
A. Balbirnie
1 (4)
L. Tucker
6 (6)
A. Omarzai
1-0-8-0
1.6
0
Azmatullah Omarzai To Andy Balbirnie
A length ball, on off. Andy Balbirnie works it to mid on off the inner half.
1.5
0
Azmatullah Omarzai To Andy Balbirnie
Good length, around off. Andy Balbirnie stays back and punches it to point.
1.4
1
Azmatullah Omarzai To Lorcan Tucker
A single now as this is tapped to point.
1.3
4
Azmatullah Omarzai To Lorcan Tucker
FOUR! Much better from Tucker this time. He gets the first boundary of the chase. A length ball, outside off. Lorcan Tucker stays back and carves it over point for a boundary.
1.2
0
Azmatullah Omarzai To Lorcan Tucker
A loud appeal for caught behind but the umpire is unmoved. Good length, outside off. Lorcan Tucker tries to chase it but misses.
1.1
0
Azmatullah Omarzai To Lorcan Tucker
On a length, on off. Tucker blocks it back to the bowler.
1.1
wd
Azmatullah Omarzai To Lorcan Tucker
WIDE! This is a poor start by Azmatullah Omarzai. Three wides on the trot. Once again down leg. Tucker is unable to make the most of it.
1.1
wd
Azmatullah Omarzai To Lorcan Tucker
WIDE! Full, angled down leg. Tucker misses his flick. Wided.
1.1
wd
Azmatullah Omarzai To Lorcan Tucker
WIDE! Azmatullah Omarzai spills it down the leg side. Wide called.
End Of The Over 1 : 4/1
4 Runs
  • 1 WD0.1
  • 1 LB0.1
  • 10.2
  • W0.3
  • 00.4
  • 10.5
  • 00.6
A. Balbirnie
1 (2)
L. Tucker
1 (2)
F. Farooqi
1-0-3-1
0.6
0
Fazalhaq Farooqi To Andy Balbirnie
Length ball, on off. Andy Balbirnie pushes it to backward point. Rashid Khan makes a brilliant stop.
0.5
1
Fazalhaq Farooqi To Lorcan Tucker
Lorcan Tucker is off the mark. It is full, on off. Tucker drives it to mid off and crossed for a single.
0.4
0
Fazalhaq Farooqi To Lorcan Tucker
On off, blocked out.
Lorcan Tucker is the new batter in.
0.3
W
Fazalhaq Farooqi To Paul Stirling OUT!
OUT! CAUGHT! A poor delivery from Fazalhaq Farooqi but he gets the better of Paul Stirling. A huge, huge wicket for Fazalhaq Farooqi. It is a full toss, outside off. Paul Stirling reaches out and clubs it towards point. It goes off the bottom half of the blade. Usman Ghani there takes a sharp catch. Paul Stirling has to walk back early on. Pressure on Ireland straightaway.
0.2
1
Fazalhaq Farooqi To Andy Balbirnie
First runs off the bat for Ireland. Fuller in length, just outside off. Andy Balbirnie leans in and drives it towards extra cover. The fielder fumbles and the batters take one.
0.1
lb
Fazalhaq Farooqi To Paul Stirling
LEG BYE! A length ball, on the pads, Paul Stirling misses his flick. It goes to fine leg off his pads. They cross for a leg bye.
0.1
wd
Fazalhaq Farooqi To Paul Stirling
WIDE! Just like Afghanistan, Ireland's innings also begins with an extra, It is full, lands on leg and drifts down the leg side. Paul Stirling tries to flick it away but misses. Wide called.
Match Info
  • Venue Civil Service Cricket Club, Stormont, Belfast
  • Weather Sunny
  • Toss Irelandwon the toss and elected to field
  • Result Afghanistan beat Ireland by 22 runs
  • Player of the Match Rahmanullah Gurbaz
  • Umpire Mark Hawthorne (IRE), Roly Black (IRE) and No TV Umpire
  • Referee Graeme McCrea (IRE)
Match Notes
  • Innings Break: Afghanistan 189/5 in 20.0 overs
  • Afghanistan 153/2 in 17.3 overs
  • Afghanistan 100/1 in 12.1 overs
  • R Gurbaz 4th T20I fifty: 50 runs in 31 balls (8x4) (1x6)
  • Drinks: Afghanistan 82/0 in 9.5 overs
  • 1st wkt Partnership: 50 off 47 balls between H Zazai (21) and R Gurbaz (22)
  • Afghanistan 50/0 in 7.5 overs
  • Mandatory Power play (1-6): Afghanistan 41/0
  • Ireland 150/7 in 17.5 overs
  • G Dockrell Maiden T20I fifty: 51 runs in 28 balls (5x4) (2x6)
  • Ireland 102/7 in 14.0 overs
  • Drinks: Ireland 65/6 in 9.5 overs
  • Ireland 50/4 in 7.4 overs
  • Mandatory Power play (1-6): Ireland 36/4
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PlayerRunsAvg.
George Dockrell IRE141-
Lorcan Tucker IRE12625.20
Najibullah Zadran AFG12525.00
Andy Balbirnie IRE12224.40
Rahmanullah Gurbaz AFG10821.60
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Naveen-ul-Haq AFG78.74
Mark Adair IRE78.80
Josh Little IRE77.00
Mujeeb Ur Rahman AFG66.86
Gareth Delany IRE67.17

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