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Afghanistan vs Ireland, 2nd ODI Match Summary

AFG vs IRE, 2021 - ODI Summary

Afghanistan vs Ireland Scorecard
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Match Ended   
260/3 (45.2/50)
259/9 (50.0/50)
Afghanistan beat Ireland by 7 wickets
IRE 259/9
Bat Top Batsmen
128 (132)
  • 12x4s
  • 4x6s
  • 96.96SR
47 (52)
  • 4x4s
  • 0x6s
  • 90.38SR
Bowl Top Bowlers
Bowler
ECON 4.20
10
OVERS
42/4
R/W
Bowler
ECON 4.60
10
OVERS
46/3
R/W
AFG 260/3
Bat Top Batsmen
103 (109)
  • 10x4s
  • 2x6s
  • 94.49SR
82 (100)
  • 8x4s
  • 1x6s
  • 82SR
Bowl Top Bowlers
4
OVERS
28/1
R/W
Bowler
ECON 5.28
8.2
OVERS
44/1
R/W
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So, that ends another exciting game where Afghanistan's bowling brilliance and batting masterclass outperformed Ireland. The series is not done yet as there is still a game left in this 3-match ODI series. That game will be played on 26th January 2021. The game begins at 1000 local (0600 GMT). Till then stay safe, cheers and take care.
Afghanistan skipper, Asghar Afghan says that it was an important win for them. Adds that they would have bowled first if they had won the toss. Praises Nabi for his tight bowling. Also praises Rashid, Mujeeb and Naveen for giving just around 60 runs in the last 10 overs to restrict Ireland to 260. Also praises Shahidi and Shah for their batting efforts. Ends by saying that each win has vital points and would look to win some more points in the next match.
Ireland skipper, Andy Balbirnie says they would have loved to get few more runs after a great innings by Stirling. He adds that the wicket did slow down but a few runs would have been handy. Says he was surprised by the lack of turn but thinks that their batters could have done more. Praises Stirling for his efforts. He says that they are looking to gain the 10 points from the remaining match as that would prove quite handy. He says they have a good bench strength but he backed the players he picked to perform well. Ends by saying that he is looking forward for the next match.
For his brilliant knock of 103 runs, Rahmat Shah is named as the Man of the Match. He says that the plan was given by the coach and the captain and he played accordingly. He ends by saying that each team wants a win and they as a team are trying to win each and every match.
Do not go anywhere as the presentations come up shortly where we get to know who the Man of the Match is and also hear it from the two captains on their take from this game and what lies ahead in the series for them. Stay tuned...
Earlier in the day, after opting to bat, Ireland lost a couple of quick wickets but an 84-run stand between Paul Stirling and Harry Tector brought them back on track. Though Tector failed to get going, Curtis Campher along with Paul Stirling ensured that Ireland keep the scoreboard moving as the duo stitched a 106-run stand. After the departure of Campher who fell just 3 short of a well-deserved half-ton, it went all downhill though Stirling went past his 11th ODI ton. Just when the time came to accelerate, Stirling fell and Ireland who were looking to get 280 runs ended on 259 runs. For Afghanistan, with the ball, it was Naveen-ul-Haq who wreaked havoc with a 4-wicket haul as Mujeeb Ur Rahman ended with a 3-fer to his name. Gulbadin Naib and Rashid Khan both added a wicket each their name to round up a good bowling performance from the Afghans.
Now, coming to Irish bowling. It was looking like they were bowling on some different wicket compared to the Afghan bowlers. Craig Young and Simi Singh started with the ball for them but it was Barry McCarthy and Curtis Campher who both struck in their opening overs to get Ireland back into the game after some early carnage from Rahmanullah Gurbaz. But since then they were just mere spectators as Shah and Shahidi both milked them for runs with ease. Ireland used 7 bowlers but all failed to get them the breakthrough they needed to be in the game. They did manage to break the Shah-Shahidi stand but by then it was too late as they went down once again to Afghanistan conceding the series with a game to play.
Chasing a total of 260 required a brisk start and Afghans got it when Rahmanullah Gurbaz, the centurion from the last game went berserk at the Irish bowling as he managed to score a breezy 31 runs. But a couple of quick wickets seemed to derail the Afghan chase. At that time Rahmat Shah and Hashmatullah Shahidi joined hands and what turned out was an absolute game-changing partnership. The duo played a full array of shots as they stitched a 184-run stand for the third wicket. In the process, both completed their respective half tons Just when Afghanistan were in touching distance of a win, Shahidi fell well short by 18 runs of what could have been his maiden ODI ton for him. Rahmat Shah, on the other hand, brought his 5th ODI ton and some late power hitting from the Afghanistan skipper Asghar Afghan, who hammered a 13-ball 21, saw the Afghans overhaul the Irish Target with 28 balls to spare.
What a perfectly paced chase from Afghanistan and they have absolutely trumped the Irish here. The Afghanistan dressing room especially their coach is a happy man with the way they have played in the two ODIs so far. Afghanistan have chased down the target rather easily. They pocket the series 2-0 and also add 10 points to their kitty in the ICC World Cricket Super League Table. Ireland fought hard but had no answers against Rahmat Shah and Hashmatullah Shahidi.
45.2
1
Simi Singh To Asghar Afghan
There comes the winning run from the blade of the skipper, Asghar Afghan. Tossed up on middle, clliped towards deep mid-wicket and Afghan takes the single. AFGHANISTAN WIN BY 7 WICKETS! They win the series with the scoreline 2-0 with a game to go.
45.1
0
Simi Singh To Asghar Afghan
Full on middle, Afghan pushes it to mid-wicket.
Over 45 : 259/3
17 Runs
  • 644.1
  • 644.2
  • 444.3
  • 144.4
  • 044.5
  • 044.6
R. Shah
103 (109)
A. Afghan
20 (11)
B. McCarthy
7-0-59-1
44.6
0
Barry McCarthy To Rahmat Shah
Another yorker now on middle and Shah digs it out back to the bowler. They have to wait for one more over to get the winning runs.
44.5
0
Barry McCarthy To Rahmat Shah
Full toss on middle, Shah drives it straight to mid on.
44.4
1
Barry McCarthy To Asghar Afghan
Yorker on off, Asghar digs it out on the off side and sneaks a quick run. SCORES LEVEL!
44.3
4
Barry McCarthy To Asghar Afghan
FOUR! Now gets a one bounce boundary. A slower ball on middle, Afghan pulls this one towards deep square leg and the ball just bounces ahead of the ropes. Just 2 needed now.
44.2
6
Barry McCarthy To Asghar Afghan
SIX! Back to Back sixes for the skipper. He wants to finish this game early. A short ball again by Barry and Afghan rocks back and pulls this over the mid-wicket boundary for a maximum. Just 6 needed now.
44.1
6
Barry McCarthy To Asghar Afghan
SIX! SHOT! A short ball outside off, Afghan shuffles across and pulls this high and handsomely over the mid-wicket boundary for a maximum.
Over 44 : 242/3
1 Runs
  • 043.1
  • 043.2
  • 043.3
  • 143.4
  • 043.5
  • 043.6
R. Shah
103 (107)
A. Afghan
3 (7)
S. Singh
8-0-43-1
43.6
0
Simi Singh To Rahmat Shah
Full on off, pushed off the front foot.
43.5
0
Simi Singh To Rahmat Shah
Floated on middle, Shah sweeps but gets it to short fine leg.
43.4
1
Simi Singh To Asghar Afghan
Flatter and around off, punched off the back foot towards long on for a single.
43.3
0
Simi Singh To Asghar Afghan
On off, pushed to covers.
43.2
0
Simi Singh To Asghar Afghan
Floated outside off, Afghan goes for the sweep but is beaten to get rapped on the pads. There is some interest shown by Simi Singh but nothing from the umpire.
43.1
0
Simi Singh To Asghar Afghan
Tossed up on  middle, tucked to the leg side.
Over 43 : 241/3
9 Runs
  • 042.1
  • 142.2
  • 442.3
  • 242.4
  • 142.5
  • 142.6
A. Afghan
2 (3)
R. Shah
103 (105)
B. McCarthy
6-0-42-1
42.6
1
Barry McCarthy To Asghar Afghan
DROPPED again. A short ball on middle, Afghan looks to heave it out of the ground but manages to hit it straight to the fielder at deep square leg. Delany there drops a sitter and a single is taken.
42.5
1
Barry McCarthy To Rahmat Shah
DROPPED! A shortish ball outside off, Shah cuts this one uppishly towards point. The fielder, Harry Tector there jumps and gets fingertips on the ball. But fails to hold on the ball. A rare chance given by Shah goes down as the batsmen take a single.
42.4
2
Barry McCarthy To Rahmat Shah
Short and wide outside off, Shah cuts this one towards deep point and comes back for a brace as the fielder from third man stops the ball.
42.3
4
Barry McCarthy To Rahmat Shah
FOUR! CENTURY FOR RAHMAT SHAH! A length on the pads, Shah tickles this one fine towards the fine leg boundary and brings up his 5th ODI century in style. What an innings this has been from him. He has played some excellent drives but this time gets a gift on the pads from McCarthy. He accepts it gleefully does Shah.
42.2
1
Barry McCarthy To Asghar Afghan
Short on middle, Afghan pulls this towards deep mid-wicket and takes a run.
42.1
0
Barry McCarthy To Asghar Afghan
Length ball around off, played towards cover-point.
Afghanistan skipper, Asghar Afghan walks out to the middle with his side needing just 28 runs.
45 OV
17 Runs
B. McCarthy to A. Afghan & R. Shah
  • 644.1
  • 644.2
  • 444.3
  • 144.4
  • 044.5
  • 044.6
44 OV
1 Runs
S. Singh to A. Afghan & R. Shah
  • 043.1
  • 043.2
  • 043.3
  • 143.4
  • 043.5
  • 043.6
43 OV
9 Runs
B. McCarthy to A. Afghan & R. Shah
  • 042.1
  • 142.2
  • 442.3
  • 242.4
  • 142.5
  • 142.6
42 OV
10 Runs
S. Singh to R. Shah & H. Shahidi
  • 041.1
  • 2 WD 41.2
  • 041.2
  • 441.3
  • 441.4
  • 041.5
  • W 41.6
41 OV
10 Runs
B. McCarthy to H. Shahidi & R. Shah
  • 140.1
  • 040.2
  • 640.3
  • 240.4
  • 140.5
  • 040.6
40 OV
1 Runs
S. Singh to H. Shahidi & R. Shah
  • 039.1
  • 039.2
  • 039.3
  • 139.4
  • 039.5
  • 039.6
39 OV
7 Runs
A. McBrine to H. Shahidi & R. Shah
  • 038.1
  • 238.2
  • 438.3
  • 138.4
  • 038.5
  • 038.6
38 OV
10 Runs
C. Young to R. Shah & H. Shahidi
  • 137.1
  • 437.2
  • 437.3
  • 037.4
  • 037.5
  • 137.6
37 OV
9 Runs
A. McBrine to R. Shah & H. Shahidi
  • 436.1
  • 236.2
  • 036.3
  • 136.4
  • 036.5
  • 236.6
36 OV
3 Runs
C. Young to R. Shah & H. Shahidi
  • 135.1
  • 035.2
  • 235.3
  • 035.4
  • 035.5
  • 035.6
35 OV
8 Runs
A. McBrine to H. Shahidi & R. Shah
  • 034.1
  • 134.2
  • 034.3
  • 634.4
  • 034.5
  • 134.6
34 OV
6 Runs
G. Delany to R. Shah & H. Shahidi
  • 433.1
  • 133.2
  • 133.3
  • 033.4
  • 033.5
  • 033.6
33 OV
2 Runs
A. McBrine to H. Shahidi & R. Shah
  • 032.1
  • 132.2
  • 032.3
  • 132.4
  • 032.5
  • 032.6
32 OV
7 Runs
G. Delany to H. Shahidi & R. Shah
  • 131.1
  • 131.2
  • 031.3
  • 231.4
  • 331.5
  • 031.6
31 OV
3 Runs
A. McBrine to H. Shahidi & R. Shah
  • 030.1
  • 130.2
  • 130.3
  • 030.4
  • 130.5
  • 030.6
30 OV
4 Runs
G. Delany to R. Shah & H. Shahidi
  • 129.1
  • 129.2
  • 129.3
  • 129.4
  • 029.5
  • 029.6
29 OV
6 Runs
C. Young to R. Shah & H. Shahidi
  • 128.1
  • 128.2
  • 128.3
  • 1 WD 28.4
  • 128.4
  • 128.5
  • 028.6
28 OV
3 Runs
G. Delany to H. Shahidi & R. Shah
  • 027.1
  • 127.2
  • 027.3
  • 027.4
  • 1 WD 27.5
  • 127.5
  • 027.6
27 OV
5 Runs
C. Young to H. Shahidi & R. Shah
  • 126.1
  • 026.2
  • 126.3
  • 126.4
  • 126.5
  • 126.6
Match Notes
  • Referral 1 (3.5 ovs): A Balbirnie against AFG (LBW) Unsuccessful (AFG: 2, IRE: 1)
  • Ireland 20/2: A Balbirnie lbw b M Rahman 5(10)
  • Power play 1 (1-10): Ireland 43/2
  • Ireland 51/2 in 11.3 overs
  • Referral 2 (11.5 ovs): AFG against P Stirling (LBW) Unsuccessful (AFG: 2, IRE: 1) (Retained)
  • P Stirling 25th ODI fifty: 50 runs in 47 balls (7x4) (2x6)
  • 3rd wkt Partnership: 50 off 63 balls between P Stirling(36) and H Tector (13)
  • Drinks: Ireland 76/2 in 16.0 overs
  • Referral 3 (18.3 ovs): H Tector against AFG (LBW) Successful (AFG: 2, IRE: 1)
  • Ireland 100/2 in 22.0 overs
  • Ireland 150/3 in 33.2 overs
  • 4th wkt Partnership: 50 off 54 balls between P Stirling(26) and C Campher(24)
  • Drinks: Ireland 163/3 in 35.0 overs
  • P Stirling 11th ODI hundred: 100 runs in 113 balls (11x4) (3x6)
  • Power play 2 (11-40): Ireland 195/3 (152 runs, 1 wickets)
  • Ireland 200/3 in 40.3 overs
  • 4th wkt Partnership: 100 off 97 balls between P Stirling(54) and C Campher(46)
  • S Singh dropped on 4 by R Shah in 47.5 overs
  • Ireland 251/6 in 48.2 overs
  • Innings Break: Ireland 259/9 in 50.0 overs
  • Power play 3 (41-50): Ireland 259/9 (64 runs, 6 wickets)
  • Referral 1 (4.2 ovs): IRE against R Gurbaz (LBW) Unsuccessful (AFG: 2, IRE: 2) (Retained)
  • Referral 2 (8.3 ovs): R Gurbaz against IRE (LBW) Unsuccessful (AFG: 1, IRE: 2)
  • Afghanistan 48/2: R Gurbaz lbw b C Campher 31(26)
  • Afghanistan 50/2 in 9.2 overs
  • Power play 1 (1-10): Afghanistan 56/2
  • 3rd wkt Partnership: 50 off 50 balls between R Shah(35) and H Shahidi(13)
  • Drinks: Afghanistan 99/2 in 17.0 overs
  • Afghanistan 100/2 in 17.1 overs
  • R Shah 17th ODI fifty: 50 runs in 49 balls (7x4) (0x6)
  • R Shah 3rd ODI fifty: 50 runs in 49 balls (7x4) (0x6)
  • 3rd wkt Partnership: 100 off 121 balls between R Shah(59) and H Shahidi(38)
  • Drinks: Afghanistan 182/2 in 35.0 overs
  • Power play 2 (11-40): Afghanistan 212/2 (156 runs, 0 wickets)
  • R Shah 2nd ODI hundred: 100 runs in 103 balls (10x4) (2x6)
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Stats
Player Runs Avg.
Paul Stirling IRE 285 95.00
Rahmanullah Gurbaz AFG 180 60.00
Lorcan Tucker IRE 122 40.66
Rahmat Shah AFG 108 54.00
Rashid Khan AFG 103 51.50
Player Wickets Eco.
Naveen-ul-Haq AFG 8 5.92
Mujeeb Ur Rahman AFG 7 4.30
Rashid Khan AFG 7 4.62
Andy McBrine IRE 6 3.30
Simi Singh IRE 5 4.44