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Ireland vs Afghanistan, 1st ODI Match Summary

IRE vs AFG, 2018 - ODI Summary

Ireland vs Afghanistan Scorecard
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Match Ended   
198 (48.3/50)
227/9 (50.0/50)
Afghanistan beat Ireland by 29 runs
AFG 227/9
Bat Top Batsmen
64 (98)
  • 6x4s
  • 0x6s
  • 65.30SR
54 (82)
  • 3x4s
  • 0x6s
  • 65.85SR
Bowl Top Bowlers
Bowler
ECON 3.1
10
OVERS
31/4
R/W
Bowler
ECON 4.4
10
OVERS
44/3
R/W
IRE 198/10
Bat Top Batsmen
55 (82)
  • 6x4s
  • 0x6s
  • 67.07SR
38 (50)
  • 0x4s
  • 1x6s
  • 76SR
Bowl Top Bowlers
Bowler
ECON 3.77
9
OVERS
34/2
R/W
Bowler
ECON 4.31
9.3
OVERS
41/2
R/W
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So we have witnessed another clinical performance from Afghanistan. They are outplaying Ireland with utmost ease, having all their bases covered. The hosts need to do something out of the blue if they are to keep the series alive. Join us for the 2nd ODI in Belfast on 29th August at 1045 Local (0945 GMT) to catch all the action. Till then, cheers!
Afghanistan captain, Asghar Afghan, says the first game of a series is important so is happy to win it. Credits his side's fielding in today's game. Reckons they didn't finish well in the death overs but plenty of positives to take and a lot to learn. Thanks the fans at the end of his interview for coming out and supporting the team.
Ireland captain, William Porterfield, says it was tricky but he's happy with how his side has performed. Feels they lost a few runs towards the end which he rues. Applauds Andy Balbirnie for playing well but is disappointed the rest couldn't chip in with partnerships. Admits there's plenty of work to be done. Reckons in the first 25-30 overs they were behind the pace in terms of fielding. Ends by saying they will try to do better in the next game.
Earlier, Gulbadin Naib and Hashmatullah Shahidi took the tourists to a decent total on a two-paced surface courtesy their half centuries. Their bowlers came to the party, with each one picking up a wicket at least. The fielders were on the money as well and took some good catches. Ireland have a lot of catching up to do in terms of every department. In terms of runs, 29 to be precise, this is Afghanistan's fourth closest win in ODIs. The Presentation is coming up in a while...
It was only Andy Balbirnie who applied himself and kept his side in the hunt, with a well-crafted fifty. He was involved in a run out though, Niall O'Brien being the victim. No other batsman stood out as the visitors kept on picking wickets at regular intervals. Gary Wilson hung in till the fag end but was not able to accelerate and the mounting run rate got the better of him.
A brilliant bowling performance from Afghanistan has seen them continue their domination over Ireland on this tour. However, the hosts' batsmen were themselves not proactive enough, didn't rotate the strike consistently and were not wise with their shot selections as well. The openers, William Porterfield and Paul Stirling, got off to starts but threw their wickets away.
48.3
W
Rashid Khan To Peter Chase OUT!
OUT! Caught and bowled! Afghanistan go 1-0 up in the 3-match series. Another flighted delivery outside off, Chase gets down to play the slog sweep but only top edges it high in the air. The ball has barely gone anywhere while Rashid goes back slightly and takes it calmly. VICTORY BY 29 RUNS!
Peter Chase is the last man in.
48.2
W
Rashid Khan To Gary Wilson OUT!
OUT! Another one hits the sticks. Tossed up around middle, Wilson gets down to play the slog sweep but misses and the ball hits the middle stump. A strange innings from Wilson. Never looked to accelerate.
48.1
lb
Rashid Khan To Boyd Rankin
The ball strikes the batsman very low on the pads. The batsmen have run through for a single. The umpire signals a leg bye.
Over 48 : 197/8
4 Runs
    B. Rankin
    1 (2)
    G. Wilson
    38 (49)
    A. Alam
    9-2-34-2
    47.6
    1
    Aftab Alam To Boyd Rankin
    The batsman has driven it through mid on. One run added to the total.
    47.5
    1
    Aftab Alam To Gary Wilson
    Full and outside off, worked through mid-wicket for a run.
    47.4
    lb
    Aftab Alam To Boyd Rankin
    The ball strikes the batsman very low on the pads. The batsmen have run through for a single. The umpire signals a leg bye.
    Boyd Rankin walks in at number 10, replacing Murtagh.
    47.3
    W
    Aftab Alam To Tim Murtagh OUT!
    OUT! Bowled! A length ball outside off, Murtagh backs away and swings hard. But he makes no contact with the ball and it hits the off stump.
    47.2
    0
    Aftab Alam To Tim Murtagh
    The batsman has driven it straight down the ground.
    47.1
    1
    Aftab Alam To Gary Wilson
    A short ball, pulled through mid-wicket for a single.
    Aftab Alam is swung around. 8-2-31-1 so far.
    Over 47 : 193/7
    4 Runs
      G. Wilson
      36 (47)
      T. Murtagh
      2 (5)
      R. Khan
      9-0-41-0
      46.6
      1
      Rashid Khan To Gary Wilson
      On middle, flicked through mid-wicket for a run.
      46.5
      1
      Rashid Khan To Tim Murtagh
      The batsman has driven it through mid on. They pick up a single.
      46.4
      0
      Rashid Khan To Tim Murtagh
      Full and on off, pushed back to the bowler.
      46.3
      1
      Rashid Khan To Gary Wilson
      DROPPED! That should have been taken. Full and outside leg, Wilson looks to play the reverse sweep but gets a bit of a bottom edge. The ball deflects onto his pads and then lobs in the air. The keeper takes a while to realize where the ball is, sets off late, puts in a dive to his right, gets to the ball too. But fluffs it. A single taken.
      46.2
      1
      Rashid Khan To Tim Murtagh
      Very full, on off, whipped to long on for a single. Gets off the mark.
      46.1
      0
      Rashid Khan To Tim Murtagh
      Full and outside off, Murtagh looks to swing but gets a thick inside edge onto his pads.
      Over 46 : 189/7
      11 Runs
        G. Wilson
        34 (45)
        T. Murtagh
        0 (1)
        M. Nabi
        10-0-42-2
        45.6
        6
        Mohammad Nabi To Gary Wilson
        SIX! THWACK! Ireland needed that. Wilson needed that. The crowd needed that. A boundary after 78 balls! The last one came on 32.5 when Balbirnie had got a four. This one is tossed up outside off, Wilson gets down and slog sweeps it over mid-wicket! This is Wilson's first boundary as well! On his 45th ball. 39 needed from 24 balls. Meanwhile, that spoils Nabi's figures a bit. Ends up with 10-0-42-2.
        45.5
        lb
        Mohammad Nabi To Tim Murtagh
        The ball strikes the batsman very low on the pads They pick up a single. The umpire signals a leg bye.
        45.4
        1
        Mohammad Nabi To Gary Wilson
        Comes down the track and hits it to long on for a single.
        45.3
        2
        Mohammad Nabi To Gary Wilson
        Full and outside off, chipped over cover for a couple.
        Tim Murtagh walks in at number 9, replacing McBrine.
        45.2
        W
        Mohammad Nabi To Andy McBrine OUT!
        OUT! Another one goes down. The boundaries drying up were building pressure and eventually McBrine is consumed by it. Tossed it outside off, Andy comes down the track and looks to go downtown. But he doesn't quite get to the pitch of the ball and skies it high in the air. Substitute Najibullah Zadran comes running in from long off and takes it comfortably. So the LBW shout which was denied in the previous over, does not make much of a difference.
        Match Info
        • Venue Civil Service Cricket Club, Stormont, Belfast
        • Weather Sunny
        • Toss Irelandwon the toss and elected to field
        • Result Afghanistan beat Ireland by 29 runs
        • Umpire Mark Hawthorne (IRE), Ian Gould (ENG) and Paul Reynolds (IRE)
        • Referee Ranjan Madugalle (SL)
        Match Notes
        • Innings Break: Ireland 227/9 in 50.0 overs
        • Ireland 201/7 in 45.1 overs
        • H Shahidi 2nd ODI fifty: 50 runs in 74 balls (3x4) (0x6)
        • Power play 2 (11-40): Ireland 170/4 (136 runs, 2 wickets)
        • Drinks: Ireland 154/3 in 35.0 overs
        • Ireland 152/3 in 34.3 overs
        • G Naib 5th ODI fifty: 50 runs in 86 balls (4x4) (0x6)
        • 4th wkt Partnership: 50 off 73 balls between G Naib (22) and H Shahidi (27)
        • Ireland 100/3 in 24.6 overs
        • 3rd wkt Partnership: 51 off 63 balls between G Naib (23) and R Shah (29)
        • Drinks: Ireland 66/2 in 16.0 overs
        • Ireland 52/2 in 12.4 overs
        • Power play 1 (1-10): Ireland 34/2
        • Hazratullah Zazai makes his ODI debut for Ireland
        • Ireland 151/6 in 39.6 overs
        • Drinks: Ireland 134/5 in 36.0 overs
        • A Balbirnie 6th ODI fifty: 50 runs in 76 balls (5x4) (0x6)
        • Ireland 101/4 in 28.3 overs
        • Drinks: Ireland 61/3 in 19.0 overs
        • Ireland 50/2 in 15.3 overs
        • Mandatory Power play (1-6): Ireland 34/1
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