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Afghanistan vs Ireland, 3rd ODI Match Summary

AFG vs IRE, 2017 - ODI Summary

Afghanistan vs Ireland Scorecard
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3rd ODI, Greater Noida Sports Complex Ground, Greater Noida , Mar 19, 2017
264/8 (50.0/50)
265/4 (48.3/50)
Ireland beat Afghanistan by 6 wickets
  • Player of the Match
    Paul Stirling
AFG 264/8
Bat Top Batsmen
56 (50)
  • 4x4s
  • 3x6s
  • 112SR
51 (76)
  • 4x4s
  • 2x6s
  • 67.10SR
Bowl Top Bowlers
Bowler
ECON 4.9
10
OVERS
49/2
R/W
IRE 265/4
Bat Top Batsmen
99 (114)
  • 9x4s
  • 1x6s
  • 86.84SR
85 (74)
  • 11x4s
  • 1x6s
  • 114.86SR
Bowl Top Bowlers
Bowler
ECON 5.47
9.3
OVERS
52/2
R/W
6
OVERS
39/1
R/W
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WILLIAM PORTERFIELD feels that they continued to do a lot of things right today as they have been doing plenty of right things even in the first two games. Admits that they gave away too many runs in the death but praises Afghanistan's batting lower down the order. Praises Balbirnie and says they missed him sorely in the first game. Stresses that every game is still a must-win one for Ireland and hopes to win the next two matches.
Afghanistan skipper, ASGHAR STANIKZAI feels that Ireland played very well today. Praises Stirling for another good innings. On his own team's batting, he lauds his lower order and feels that 265 could have been defended. Is not too perturbed about Rashid Khan not taking wickets today.
PAUL STIRLING has been named the MAN OF THE MATCH. He is thrilled with the win and hopes to continue with the same form. On the Afghans reaching 260, he says that at the start of the day, Ireland would have taken 260 but to see them score that from 97/6 is disappointing. Feels that Ireland played a lot more better today.
Afghanistan will be disappointed today. They did not start too well with the bat but then recovered brilliantly at the death. On the bowling front, they started well but could not build on it. Dawlat Zadran picked up 2 wickets. Rashid Khan was a flop show today, in terms of wickets but finished with decent figures of 10-1-44-0.
Afghanistan would have been hoping for a collapse when Niall O'Brien was dismissed but then Andy Balbirnie came in at number 5 and provided a superb foil to Stirling. The duo added 59 for the 4th wicket and after Stirling unfortunately fell for 99, his partner went on to take Ireland home. He got good support from Gary Wilson with the pair adding an unbeaten 86 for the 5th wicket. Balbirnie himself finished on 85 not out from 74 balls with 11 fours and a six.
The visitors lost a couple of wickets early today, with Joyce and skipper Porterfield not making much. But then, a 96-run stand between Stirling and Niall O'Brien brought Ireland back on track.
Finally a different result to watch. It had been all Afghanistan since the start of the tour and today, Ireland manage to turn the screws. It was more or less the same story with the Irish getting off to a good start but in this game, Andy Balbirnie was the difference.
48.3
4
Dawlat Zadran To Gary Wilson
FOUR! IRELAND WIN BY 6 WICKETS! Wilson scores the winning runs! Full and wide outside off, Wilson leans and drives it through the covers for a boundary! There is a sweeper cover in place but the ball reaches the fence! THE SERIES IS ALIVE!
48.2
1
Dawlat Zadran To Andy Balbirnie
A full toss outside off, smashed towards cover for a single.
48.1
0
Dawlat Zadran To Andy Balbirnie
Excellent yorker, tailing in, dug out back to the bowler.
Over 48 : 260/4
7 Runs
  • 047.1
  • 147.2
  • 047.3
  • 147.4
  • 447.5
  • 147.6
A. Balbirnie
84 (72)
G. Wilson
24 (27)
R. Khan
10-1-44-0
47.6
1
Rashid Khan To Andy Balbirnie
Landed outside off, AB runs it down to short third man for a quick single. Could have been tight but Shahzad disturbs the stumps even before the throw could come in.
47.5
4
Rashid Khan To Andy Balbirnie
FOUR! Terrific shot! Full and outside off, Balbirnie gets down and sweeps it through square leg for a boundary! Another dive from the fielder but in vain once more!
47.4
1
Rashid Khan To Gary Wilson
Outside off, pushed through the covers for a run.
47.3
0
Rashid Khan To Gary Wilson
Short and outside off, Wilson looks to cut but gets a bottom edge which goes past the keeper but he runs back to stop it.
47.2
1
Rashid Khan To Andy Balbirnie
Outside off, pushed through the covers for a single.
47.1
0
Rashid Khan To Andy Balbirnie
Full and outside off, spinning away, Balbirnie looks to sweep but misses.
Over 47 : 253/4
12 Runs
  • 146.1
  • 046.2
  • 646.3
  • 146.4
  • 046.5
  • 446.6
G. Wilson
23 (25)
A. Balbirnie
78 (68)
D. Zadran
9-1-47-2
46.6
4
Dawlat Zadran To Gary Wilson
FOUR! Magnificently struck! A short ball outside off, Wilson swings this over mid-wicket. The fielder comes running to his left and dives but in vain! 12 from the over!
46.5
0
Dawlat Zadran To Gary Wilson
A length ball outside off, Wilson slashes but misses.
46.4
1
Dawlat Zadran To Andy Balbirnie
Landed outside off, Any looks to cut but gets a bottom edge back to the bowler.
46.3
6
Dawlat Zadran To Andy Balbirnie
SIX! Lovely hit! On a length outside off, Balbirnie lofts this inside out and clears long off! 17 needed from 21 balls now!
46.2
0
Dawlat Zadran To Andy Balbirnie
Jumps down the track and pull it towards mid-wicket where Asghar Stanikzai makes a good sliding stop to his right.
46.1
1
Dawlat Zadran To Gary Wilson
Full on off, tailing in, swung towards mid-wicket for a single.
Over 46 : 241/4
9 Runs
  • 045.1
  • 145.2
  • 445.3
  • 045.4
  • 445.5
  • 045.6
A. Balbirnie
71 (65)
G. Wilson
18 (22)
R. Khan
9-1-37-0
45.6
0
Rashid Khan To Andy Balbirnie
Played to the point region by the batsman.
45.5
4
Rashid Khan To Andy Balbirnie
FOUR! Crucial strike! Full and around off, Balbirnie gets down and sweeps it powerfully through square leg for a boundary! Moves to 71 from 64 balls with his 10th boundary. The stand is worth 62 from 49 balls.
45.4
0
Rashid Khan To Andy Balbirnie
Quicker one outside off, pushed through, Andy looks to cut but misses.
45.3
4
Rashid Khan To Andy Balbirnie
FOUR! Lovely shot! Full nd outside off, Balbirnie stays leg side of the ball and lofts it inside out over cover for a boundary! 28 needed from 27 balls now!
45.2
1
Rashid Khan To Gary Wilson
Very full and wide outside off again, swept powerfully to deep mid-wicket for a single.
45.1
0
Rashid Khan To Gary Wilson
Full and wide outside off, Wilson lunges to sweep but misses.
Over 45 : 232/4
4 Runs
  • 044.1
  • 044.2
  • 144.3
  • 044.4
  • 244.5
  • 044.6
A. Balbirnie
63 (61)
G. Wilson
17 (20)
D. Zadran
8-1-35-2
44.6
0
Dawlat Zadran To Andy Balbirnie
A short ball, pulled straight to mid-wicket.
48 OV
7 Runs
R. Khan to A. Balbirnie G. Wilson
  • 047.1
  • 147.2
  • 047.3
  • 147.4
  • 447.5
  • 147.6
47 OV
12 Runs
D. Zadran to G. Wilson A. Balbirnie
  • 146.1
  • 046.2
  • 646.3
  • 146.4
  • 046.5
  • 446.6
46 OV
9 Runs
R. Khan to G. Wilson A. Balbirnie
  • 045.1
  • 145.2
  • 445.3
  • 045.4
  • 445.5
  • 045.6
45 OV
4 Runs
D. Zadran to A. Balbirnie G. Wilson
  • 044.1
  • 044.2
  • 144.3
  • 044.4
  • 244.5
  • 044.6
44 OV
9 Runs
R. Khan to A. Balbirnie G. Wilson
  • 143.1
  • 443.2
  • 143.3
  • 043.4
  • 243.5
  • 143.6
43 OV
8 Runs
D. Zadran to G. Wilson A. Balbirnie
  • 142.1
  • 042.2
  • 442.3
  • 142.4
  • 142.5
  • 142.6
42 OV
12 Runs
M. Nabi to A. Balbirnie G. Wilson
  • 141.1
  • 141.2
  • 441.3
  • 441.4
  • 141.5
  • 141.6
41 OV
4 Runs
R. Khan to G. Wilson
  • 040.1
  • 040.2
  • 040.3
  • 4 B40.4
  • 040.5
  • 040.6
40 OV
8 Runs
M. Nabi to A. Balbirnie G. Wilson
  • 139.1
  • 139.2
  • 139.3
  • 139.4
  • 439.5
  • 039.6
39 OV
4 Runs
R. Khan to A. Balbirnie G. Wilson
  • 1 WD38.1
  • 138.1
  • 038.2
  • 138.3
  • 038.4
  • 038.5
  • 138.6
38 OV
8 Runs
M. Nabi to P. Stirling A. Balbirnie G. Wilson
  • 237.1
  • 137.2
  • 137.3
  • W37.4
  • 037.5
  • 437.6
37 OV
4 Runs
R. Khan to A. Balbirnie
  • 236.1
  • 036.2
  • 236.3
  • 036.4
  • 036.5
  • 036.6
36 OV
8 Runs
D. Zadran to P. Stirling A. Balbirnie
  • 035.1
  • 235.2
  • 435.3
  • 035.4
  • 135.5
  • 135.6
35 OV
5 Runs
R. Khan to P. Stirling A. Balbirnie
  • 134.1
  • 034.2
  • 434.3
  • 034.4
  • 034.5
  • 034.6
34 OV
10 Runs
A. Hamza to A. Balbirnie P. Stirling
  • 133.1
  • 233.2
  • 133.3
  • 133.4
  • 133.5
  • 433.6
33 OV
3 Runs
D. Zadran to A. Balbirnie P. Stirling
  • 032.1
  • 132.2
  • 032.3
  • 132.4
  • 032.5
  • 132.6
32 OV
11 Runs
S. Shenwari to A. Balbirnie P. Stirling
  • 131.1
  • 431.2
  • 131.3
  • 131.4
  • 031.5
  • 431.6
31 OV
5 Runs
A. Hamza to A. Balbirnie
  • 030.1
  • 030.2
  • 430.3
  • 030.4
  • 030.5
  • 130.6
30 OV
2 Runs
S. Shenwari to P. Stirling A. Balbirnie
  • 029.1
  • 029.2
  • 029.3
  • 129.4
  • 029.5
  • 129.6
29 OV
2 Runs
A. Hamza to A. Balbirnie P. Stirling
  • 028.1
  • 028.2
  • 128.3
  • 028.4
  • 128.5
  • 028.6
28 OV
6 Runs
S. Shenwari to P. Stirling N. O'Brien A. Balbirnie
  • 127.1
  • 027.2
  • W27.3
  • 027.4
  • 427.5
  • 127.6
27 OV
3 Runs
R. Khan to P. Stirling N. O'Brien
  • 026.1
  • 026.2
  • 026.3
  • 126.4
  • 126.5
  • 126.6
26 OV
9 Runs
M. Nabi to N. O'Brien P. Stirling
  • 125.1
  • 425.2
  • 125.3
  • 1 WD25.4
  • 125.4
  • 125.5
  • 025.6
25 OV
2 Runs
R. Khan to P. Stirling
  • 024.1
  • 224.2
  • 024.3
  • 024.4
  • 024.5
  • 024.6
24 OV
9 Runs
M. Nabi to P. Stirling N. O'Brien
  • 123.1
  • 123.2
  • 423.3
  • 223.4
  • 123.5
  • 023.6
23 OV
1 Runs
R. Khan to P. Stirling N. O'Brien
  • 022.1
  • 022.2
  • 022.3
  • 122.4
  • 022.5
  • 022.6
22 OV
1 Runs
M. Nabi to P. Stirling N. O'Brien
  • 021.1
  • 021.2
  • 021.3
  • 121.4
  • 021.5
  • 021.6
21 OV
4 Runs
A. Hamza to N. O'Brien P. Stirling
  • 120.1
  • 120.2
  • 120.3
  • 020.4
  • 020.5
  • 120.6
20 OV
8 Runs
S. Shenwari to P. Stirling N. O'Brien
  • 019.1
  • 419.2
  • 119.3
  • 119.4
  • 119.5
  • 119.6
19 OV
3 Runs
A. Hamza to P. Stirling N. O'Brien
  • 018.1
  • 1 LB18.2
  • 018.3
  • 018.4
  • 218.5
  • 018.6
18 OV
5 Runs
S. Shenwari to P. Stirling N. O'Brien
  • 117.1
  • 117.2
  • 117.3
  • 117.4
  • 017.5
  • 117.6
17 OV
7 Runs
G. Naib to P. Stirling N. O'Brien
  • 116.1
  • 016.2
  • 116.3
  • 416.4
  • 016.5
  • 116.6
16 OV
7 Runs
S. Shenwari to P. Stirling N. O'Brien
  • 215.1
  • 115.2
  • 215.3
  • 015.4
  • 115.5
  • 115.6
15 OV
5 Runs
A. Hamza to P. Stirling N. O'Brien
  • 114.1
  • 014.2
  • 114.3
  • 114.4
  • 114.5
  • 114.6
14 OV
5 Runs
M. Nabi to P. Stirling N. O'Brien
  • 113.1
  • 113.2
  • 213.3
  • 013.4
  • 013.5
  • 113.6
13 OV
2 Runs
A. Hamza to N. O'Brien P. Stirling
  • 012.1
  • 112.2
  • 012.3
  • 112.4
  • 012.5
  • 012.6
12 OV
4 Runs
M. Nabi to P. Stirling N. O'Brien
  • 111.1
  • 111.2
  • 111.3
  • 011.4
  • 111.5
  • 011.6
11 OV
3 Runs
A. Hamza to P. Stirling N. O'Brien
  • 110.1
  • 110.2
  • 010.3
  • 110.4
  • 010.5
  • 010.6
10 OV
8 Runs
M. Nabi to N. O'Brien P. Stirling
  • 19.1
  • 09.2
  • 09.3
  • 69.4
  • 19.5
  • 09.6
9 OV
4 Runs
A. Hamza to P. Stirling N. O'Brien
  • 18.1
  • 18.2
  • 18.3
  • 08.4
  • 18.5
  • 08.6
8 OV
5 Runs
D. Zadran to N. O'Brien
  • 47.1
  • 07.2
  • 1 WD7.3
  • 07.3
  • 07.4
  • 07.5
  • 07.6
7 OV
0 Runs
A. Hamza to P. Stirling
  • 06.1
  • 06.2
  • 06.3
  • 06.4
  • 06.5
  • 06.6
6 OV
2 Runs
D. Zadran to W. Porterfield P. Stirling
  • 05.1
  • 05.2
  • 15.3
  • 05.4
  • 15.5
  • W5.6
5 OV
4 Runs
G. Naib to P. Stirling
  • 04.1
  • 04.2
  • 04.3
  • 44.4
  • 04.5
  • 04.6
4 OV
0 Runs
D. Zadran to Ed Joyce W. Porterfield
  • 03.1
  • W3.2
  • 03.3
  • 03.4
  • 03.5
  • 03.6
3 OV
8 Runs
G. Naib to Ed Joyce P. Stirling
  • 02.1
  • 02.2
  • 1 NB2.3
  • 62.3
  • 02.4
  • 12.5
  • 02.6
2 OV
5 Runs
D. Zadran to Ed Joyce P. Stirling
  • 01.1
  • 01.2
  • 01.3
  • 11.4
  • 01.5
  • 41.6
1 OV
5 Runs
G. Naib to Ed Joyce P. Stirling
  • 00.1
  • 40.2
  • 00.3
  • 1 LB0.4
  • 00.5
  • 00.6
Match Info
  • Venue Greater Noida Sports Complex Ground, Greater Noida
  • Weather Sunny
  • Toss Afghanistanwon the toss and elected to bat
  • Result Ireland beat Afghanistan by 6 wickets
  • Player of the Match Paul Stirling
  • Umpire Ahmed Shahpakteen (AFG), Nitin Menon (IND) and Anil Chaudhary (IND)
  • Referee Graeme Labrooy (SL)
Match Notes
  • Innings Break: Afghanistan 264/8 in 50.0 overs
  • Shafiqullah 3rd ODI fifty: 50 runs in 28 balls (2x4) (4x6)
  • Afghanistan 250/8 in 48.5 overs
  • 9th wkt Partnership: 50 off 31 balls between Shafiqullah (37) and D Zadran (8)
  • Afghanistan 200/8 in 44.1 overs
  • G Naib 2nd ODI fifty: 50 runs in 72 balls (4x4) (2x6)
  • Power play 2 (11-40) Afghanistan 173/6
  • R Khan 2nd ODI fifty: 50 runs in 45 balls (3x4) (3x6)
  • Afghanistan 150/6 in 36.4 overs
  • 7th wkt Partnership: 50 off 57 balls between G Naib (19) and R Khan (30)
  • Drinks: Afghanistan 133/6 in 34.0 overs
  • Afghanistan 100/6 in 27.3 overs
  • Drinks: Afghanistan 63/4 in 16.0 overs
  • Afghanistan 52/4 in 12.5 overs
  • Power play 1 (1-10) Afghanistan 40/3
  • Ireland 253/4 in 47.0 overs
  • 5th wkt Partnership: 50 off 40 balls between A Balbirnie (29) and G Wilson (16)
  • A Balbirnie 5th ODI fifty: 50 runs in 49 balls (7x4) (0x6)
  • Ireland 200/4 in 41.1 overs
  • Power play 2 (11-40) Ireland 195/4
  • Drinks: Ireland 175/3 in 37.0 overs
  • 4th wkt Partnership: 50 off 50 balls between P Stirling (24) and A Balbirnie (26)
  • Ireland 151/3 in 33.2 overs
  • Ireland 102/2 in 23.3 overs
  • P Stirling 12th ODI fifty: 50 runs in 60 balls (4x4) (1x6)
  • Drinks: Ireland 79/2 in 18.0 overs
  • 3rd wkt Partnership: 50 off 67 balls between P Stirling (40) and N O'Brien (18)
  • Ireland 50/2 in 12.4 overs
  • Power play 1 (1-10) Ireland 41/2
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