Match Detail

Afghanistan Men 5-133 ( 15.0 ) overs
Ireland Men: 6-172 ( 20.0 ) overs
Afghanistan win by 11 runs (DLS Method)
Toss - Ireland won the toss and elected to bat.
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4S
6S
SR
Bowler
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18
2
0
6.00
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Commentary
In over# 15
Runs : 7 Bowler: Boyd Rankin Wickets : 1
Over 15. 7 runs. Bowler: Boyd Rankin. Afghanistan: 5-133(rr 8.87)
14.6
W
OUT! Bowled. Boyd Rankin to Samiullah Shinwari. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot pulling, missed to. Straight through him. Extra pace off the wicket as the rain falls down and the ball is past Shinwari before he can get the bat down.And as the Ireland players celebrate the umpires call for the covers to come on.Unfortunately the rain has gotten heavier and the game has had to be called off. Afghanistan take the victory by 11 runs via DLS and they probably deserved it after the innings Najibullah and Shinwari produced. The home side go 1-0 up then in the series with two games to play, the next one being on Sunday. Join us then.
14.5
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Boyd Rankin to Samiullah Shinwari. Short, outside off stump on the front foot pulling, missed to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Tucker.
14.4
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Boyd Rankin to Samiullah Shinwari. Short, outside off stump on the back foot Leave, Left to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Tucker.
14.3
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Boyd Rankin to Samiullah Shinwari. Short, outside off stump on the back foot pulling, hit body to point for no runs, fielded by Stirling.
14.2
1
Boyd Rankin to Najibullah Zadran. Length ball, to leg on the front foot driving, to mid on for 1 run, fielded by Delany.
14.1
6
SIX! Boyd Rankin to Najibullah Zadran. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot driving, well timed in the air under control over deep extra cover for 6 runs. Shot of the day by far. Adding some extra oomph to the cover drive to send it flat and all the way for a maximum.
In over# 14
Runs : 6 Bowler: Simi Singh Wickets : 0
Over 14. 6 runs. Bowler: Simi Singh. Afghanistan: 4-126(rr 9.00)
13.6
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Simi Singh to Samiullah Shinwari. Off break length ball, outside off stump on the back foot Steer, to backward point for no runs, fielded by Stirling.
13.5
1
Simi Singh to Najibullah Zadran. Off break length ball, outside off stump on the front foot pushing, to long off for 1 run, fielded by O'Brien.
13.4
1
Simi Singh to Samiullah Shinwari. Off break length ball, outside off stump on the front foot driving, to deep extra cover for 1 run, fielded by Dockrell.
13.3
1
Simi Singh to Najibullah Zadran. Off break length ball, outside off stump on the back foot cutting, to deep extra cover for 1 run, fielded by Delany.
13.2
2
Simi Singh to Najibullah Zadran. Off break length ball, outside off stump on the front foot pushing, to mid on for 2 runs, fielded by Little.
13.1
1
Simi Singh to Samiullah Shinwari. Off break length ball, outside off stump on the back foot driving, to long off for 1 run, fielded by Little.
In over# 13
Runs : 9 Bowler: Boyd Rankin Wickets : 0
Over 13. 9 runs. Bowler: Boyd Rankin. Afghanistan: 4-120(rr 9.23)
12.6
2
Boyd Rankin to Najibullah Zadran. Back of a length, down leg side on the back foot cutting, to third man for 2 runs, fielded by Little.
12.5
1
Boyd Rankin to Samiullah Shinwari. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot Steer, mis-timed in the air uncontrolled to short third man for 1 run, dropped catch by O'Brien.
12.4
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Boyd Rankin to Samiullah Shinwari. Off cutter back of a length, outside off stump on the front foot cutting, bottom edge to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Tucker.
12.3
4
FOUR! Boyd Rankin to Samiullah Shinwari. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot pulling, well timed past deep mid wicket for 4 runs. Smashed so hard albeit in ungainly fashion.
12.2
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Boyd Rankin to Samiullah Shinwari. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot Steer, to gully for no runs, fielded by Stirling.
12.1
2
Boyd Rankin to Samiullah Shinwari. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot driving, to deep extra cover for 2 runs, fielded by Young.
In over# 12
Runs : 15 Bowler: George Dockrell Wickets : 0
Over 12. 15 runs. Bowler: George Dockrell. Afghanistan: 4-111(rr 9.25)
11.6
4
FOUR! George Dockrell to Najibullah Zadran. Stock ball half volley, outside off stump on the front foot driving, well timed in the air under control past deep extra cover for 4 runs. Superb stroke hitting with the turn. Turning the wrists at the right moment to thread the ball between cover and long off.
11.5
1
George Dockrell to Samiullah Shinwari. Stock length ball, off stump on the back foot working, to mid wicket for 1 run, fielded by Delany.
11.4
1
George Dockrell to Najibullah Zadran. Stock length ball, wide outside off stump on the front foot driving, to point for 1 run, fielded by Stirling.
11.3
2
George Dockrell to Najibullah Zadran. Stock length ball, outside off stump on the back foot working, to deep mid wicket for 2 runs, fielded by Little.
11.2
6
SIX! George Dockrell to Najibullah Zadran. Stock length ball, outside off stump on the front foot driving, well timed in the air under control over long off for 6 runs. High and handsome. Just enough power to clear the straight fielder and go all the way.
11.1
1
George Dockrell to Samiullah Shinwari. Stock length ball, outside off stump on the front foot driving, to long off for 1 run, fielded by Little.
In over# 11
Runs : 12 Bowler: Gareth Delany Wickets : 0
Over 11. 12 runs. Bowler: Gareth Delany. Afghanistan: 4-96(rr 8.73)
10.6
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Gareth Delany to Najibullah Zadran. Googly length ball, middle stump on the back foot working, to short leg for no runs, fielded by Tucker.
10.5
4
FOUR! Gareth Delany to Najibullah Zadran. Leg spinner half volley, outside off stump on the front foot driving, well timed past deep extra cover for 4 runs. Caressed along the floor to the rope. Glorious shot which wouldn't look out of place in a Test match.
10.4
4
FOUR! Gareth Delany to Najibullah Zadran. Leg spinner length ball, middle stump on the back foot pulling, well timed past deep mid wicket for 4 runs. Drops it short which is not good news at this pace. Sits in the wicket asking to be put away.
10.3
1
Gareth Delany to Samiullah Shinwari. Leg spinner length ball, outside off stump on the front foot driving, to extra cover for 1 run, fielded by Balbirnie.
10.2
1
Gareth Delany to Najibullah Zadran. Leg spinner half volley, outside off stump on the front foot driving, to deep cover for 1 run, fielded by Singh.
10.1
2
Gareth Delany to Najibullah Zadran. Leg spinner length ball, off stump on the front foot reverse sweeping, mis-timed in the air uncontrolled to third man for 2 runs, fielded by Stirling.
Afghanistan Men: 5-133 ( 15.0 ) overs
Ireland Men 6-172 ( 20.0 ) overs
Toss - Ireland won the toss and elected to bat.
Afghanistan win by 11 runs (DLS Method)
RR : 8
CRR : 8.87
Batsman
R
B
4S
SR
P Stirling

c&b: Khan

60
41
8
146.34
K O'Brien

b: Ur Rahman

35
17
4
205.88
A Balbirnie

b: Khan

29
28
3
103.57
G Delany

b: Zadran

9
10
1
90
H Tector

not out

29
17
3
170.59
L Tucker

c: Ur Rahman b: Khan

3
3
0
100
S Singh

run out (Nabi)

4
3
0
133.33
G Dockrell

not out

1
1
0
100
Not bat : Craig Young,Joshua Little,Boyd Rankin
Extras 2(b 0, lb 1, WD 1, NB 0)
Total 172/6 20.0 overs

FOW: (Craig Young) , (Joshua Little) , (Boyd Rankin)
Bowlers
O
M
R
W
Econ
4.0
0
49
1
12.25
4.0
0
39
1
9.75
3.0
0
19
0
6.33
4.0
0
28
0
7.00
4.0
0
22
3
5.50
1.0
0
14
0
14.00
Batsman
R
B
4S
SR
H Zazai

b: Singh

23
15
2
153.33
R Gurbaz

lbw: Singh

28
13
4
215.38
K Janat

run out (Tector)

6
12
0
50
S Shinwari

b: Rankin

28
29
3
96.55
N Zadran

not out

42
21
3
200
Not bat : Asghar Afghan,Mohammad Nabi,Gulbadin Naib,Rashid Khan,Shapoor Zadran,Mujeeb Ur Rahman
Extras 6(b 0, lb 3, WD 3, NB 0)
Total 133/5 15.0 overs

FOW: (Craig Young) , (Joshua Little) , (Boyd Rankin) ,3-55 (Asghar Afghan) 5.3, (Mohammad Nabi) , (Gulbadin Naib) , (Rashid Khan) , (Shapoor Zadran) , (Mujeeb Ur Rahman)
Bowlers
O
M
R
W
Econ
3.0
0
18
2
6.00
4.0
0
44
1
11.00
2.0
0
15
0
7.50
2.0
0
12
0
6.00
2.0
0
22
0
11.00
2.0
0
19
0
9.50
In over# 20
Runs : 12 Bowler: Shapoor Zadran Wickets : 1
Over 20. 12 runs. Bowler: Shapoor Zadran. Ireland: 6-172(rr 8.60)
19.6
2
Shapoor Zadran to Harry Tector. Back of a length, outside off stump down the track pulling, to deep mid wicket for 2 runs, fielded by Janat. Decent score from Ireland but they would have hoped for a few more after the start the openers got. Once again Paul Stirling was fantastic at the top along with Kevin O'Brien but there wasn't much more power to add from the rest. Tector managed to strike a couple of lusty blows towards the end but 190 plus would have been a score they targeted.
19.5
2
Shapoor Zadran to Harry Tector. Off cutter full toss, middle stump moves in front reverse sweeping, in the air under control to third man for 2 runs, run save by Naib.
19.4
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Shapoor Zadran to Harry Tector. Short, outside off stump on the front foot pulling, missed to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Gurbaz.
19.3
6
SIX! Shapoor Zadran to Harry Tector. Off cutter back of a length, off stump backing away pulling, well timed in the air under control over deep mid wicket for 6 runs. Out of the park. Picked the slower ball and smacked it for a maximum.
19.2
1
Shapoor Zadran to George Dockrell. Length ball, off stump backing away working, to deep mid wicket for 1 run, fielded by Janat.
19.1
W
OUT! Run Out. Shapoor Zadran to Simi Singh. Half volley, outside off stump on the front foot flick, to deep mid wicket for 1 run, fielded by Nabi, by Gurbaz. Tries to come back for the second but he has mis-judged how quick the fielder was too the ball. What didn't help either was that the bat bounced up as the bails were whipped off.
In over# 19
Runs : 9 Bowler: Rashid Khan Wickets : 1
Over 19. 9 runs. Bowler: Rashid Khan. Ireland: 5-160(rr 8.42)
18.6
1
Rashid Khan to Simi Singh. Googly length ball, outside off stump moves in front working, to backward square leg for 1 run, fielded by Zazai.
18.5
2
Rashid Khan to Simi Singh. Googly length ball, outside off stump on the front foot working, to mid wicket for 2 runs, fielded by Khan.
18.4
1
Rashid Khan to Harry Tector. Googly length ball, outside off stump on the front foot reverse sweeping, hit pad to short fine leg for 1 run, fielded by Zazai.
18.3
4
FOUR! Rashid Khan to Harry Tector. Leg spinner length ball, outside off stump on the front foot sweeping, well timed past deep mid wicket for 4 runs. Down on one knee sweeping the ball with power and precision.
18.2
W
OUT! Caught. Rashid Khan to Lorcan Tucker. Googly length ball, off stump moves in front sweeping, mis-timed in the air uncontrolled to fine leg, by Ur Rahman. Mujeeb makes up for the earlier drop with a fantastic low catch. Running in off the boundary and sliding at the right time. Harder catch than the previous one but he made this look very easy.
18.1
1
Rashid Khan to Harry Tector. Googly length ball, outside off stump on the front foot slog sweeping, top edge in the air uncontrolled to deep backward square leg for 1 run, dropped catch by Ur Rahman.
In over# 18
Runs : 6 Bowler: Shapoor Zadran Wickets : 1
Over 18. 6 runs. Bowler: Shapoor Zadran. Ireland: 4-151(rr 8.39)
17.6
1
Shapoor Zadran to Harry Tector. Half volley, down leg side moves in front reverse sweeping, in the air under control to deep cover for 1 run, fielded by Ur Rahman.
17.5
1
Shapoor Zadran to Lorcan Tucker. Off cutter length ball, outside off stump on the front foot dropped, to wicketkeeper for 1 run, fielded by Gurbaz.
17.4
2
Shapoor Zadran to Lorcan Tucker. Back of a length, outside off stump down the track Steer, to third man for 2 runs, fielded by Naib.
17.3
W
OUT! Bowled. Shapoor Zadran to Gareth Delany. Off cutter length ball, outside off stump on the front foot Slog, missed to. Slogs across the line and misses a straight one. Good change of pace which beat him all ends up.
17.2
1
Shapoor Zadran to Harry Tector. Off cutter length ball, outside off stump on the front foot driving, mis-timed in the air uncontrolled to deep cover for 1 run, fielded by Ur Rahman.
17.1
1
Shapoor Zadran to Gareth Delany. Length ball, outside off stump on the back foot cutting, to deep cover for 1 run, fielded by Ur Rahman.
In over# 17
Runs : 10 Bowler: Mujeeb Ur Rahman Wickets : 0
Over 17. 10 runs. Bowler: Mujeeb Ur Rahman. Ireland: 3-145(rr 8.53)
16.6
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Mujeeb Ur Rahman to Harry Tector. Off break yorker, down leg side on the front foot working, inside edge to silly point for no runs, fielded by Gurbaz.
16.5
1
Mujeeb Ur Rahman to Gareth Delany. Off break length ball, outside off stump on the front foot pulling, to long on for 1 run, fielded by Naib.
16.4
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Mujeeb Ur Rahman to Gareth Delany. Carrom length ball, outside off stump on the front foot Steer, missed to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Gurbaz.
16.3
1
Mujeeb Ur Rahman to Harry Tector. Off break length ball, outside off stump on the front foot slog sweeping, to deep mid wicket for 1 run, fielded by Khan.
16.2
4
FOUR! Mujeeb Ur Rahman to Harry Tector. Carrom length ball, outside off stump on the front foot driving, well timed in the air under control past deep extra cover for 4 runs. Much better connection after the ball is pitched nice and full. Hits through the line adding elevation to clear the fielder.
16.1
4
FOUR! Mujeeb Ur Rahman to Harry Tector. Carrom length ball, outside off stump on the front foot Slog, outside edge past third man for 4 runs. Gets an edge which races away past third man. Bit of luck but that's what happens in T20s.
In over# 16
Runs : 7 Bowler: Karim Janat Wickets : 0
Over 16. 7 runs. Bowler: Karim Janat. Ireland: 3-135(rr 8.44)
15.6
4
FOUR! Karim Janat to Gareth Delany. Length ball, outside off stump on the back foot driving, well timed in the air under control past deep backward point for 4 runs. Offered width so throws his hands through the ball and slaps it past point.
15.5
1
Karim Janat to Harry Tector. Back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot Steer, to third man for 1 run, fielded by Naib.
15.4
1
Karim Janat to Gareth Delany. Length ball, outside off stump on the back foot cutting, to cover for 1 run, fielded by Afghan.
15.3
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Karim Janat to Gareth Delany. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot Steer, to point for no runs, fielded by Zadran.
15.2
1
Karim Janat to Harry Tector. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot cutting, mis-timed to point for 1 run, fielded by Zadran.
15.1
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Karim Janat to Harry Tector. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot cutting, missed to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Gurbaz.
In over# 15
Runs : 8 Bowler: Rashid Khan Wickets : 1
Over 15. 8 runs. Bowler: Rashid Khan. Ireland: 3-128(rr 8.53)
14.6
1
Rashid Khan to Harry Tector. Leg spinner length ball, outside off stump on the front foot reverse sweeping, to short fine leg for 1 run, fielded by Zazai.
14.5
W
OUT! Bowled. Rashid Khan to Andrew Balbirnie. Googly length ball, outside off stump no foot movement cutting, missed to. Gone this time. Lack of foot movement as the ball spun back through the gate. Superb piece of bowling.
14.4
4
FOUR! Rashid Khan to Andrew Balbirnie. Googly length ball, outside off stump on the front foot sweeping, well timed past fine leg for 4 runs. Uses the pace of Rashid and the straighter line to paddle it past fine leg.
14.3
2
Rashid Khan to Andrew Balbirnie. Leg spinner length ball, outside off stump on the front foot slog sweeping, top edge in the air uncontrolled to deep mid wicket for 2 runs, fielded by Shinwari.
14.2
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Rashid Khan to Andrew Balbirnie. Googly length ball, outside off stump on the front foot cutting, to backward point for no runs, fielded by Zadran.
14.1
1
Rashid Khan to Gareth Delany. Leg spinner length ball, outside off stump on the front foot pushing, to deep point for 1 run, fielded by Janat.
In over# 14
Runs : 8 Bowler: Karim Janat Wickets : 0
Over 14. 8 runs. Bowler: Karim Janat. Ireland: 2-120(rr 8.57)
13.6
4
FOUR! Karim Janat to Andrew Balbirnie. Full toss, outside off stump on the front foot driving, well timed past third man for 4 runs. Slices it away with power and placement.
13.5
2
Karim Janat to Andrew Balbirnie. Slower ball back of a length, outside off stump on the front foot pulling, to deep mid wicket for 2 runs, fielded by Nabi.
13.4
1
Karim Janat to Gareth Delany. Full toss, middle stump on the front foot pushing, to long off for 1 run, fielded by Khan.
13.3
1
Karim Janat to Andrew Balbirnie. Length ball, outside off stump moves in front Steer, to third man for 1 run, fielded by Naib.
13.2
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Karim Janat to Andrew Balbirnie. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot driving, back to bowler for no runs, fielded by Janat.
13.1
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Karim Janat to Andrew Balbirnie. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot driving, to extra cover for no runs, fielded by Afghan.
In over# 13
Runs : 2 Bowler: Rashid Khan Wickets : 1
Over 13. 2 runs. Bowler: Rashid Khan. Ireland: 2-112(rr 8.62)
12.6
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Rashid Khan to Gareth Delany. Googly length ball, outside off stump on the back foot defending, inside edge to gully for no runs, fielded by Zadran.
12.5
1
Rashid Khan to Andrew Balbirnie. Leg spinner length ball, outside off stump on the front foot driving, to deep cover for 1 run, fielded by Janat.
12.4
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Rashid Khan to Andrew Balbirnie. Leg spinner length ball, outside off stump on the back foot cutting, to backward point for no runs, fielded by Zadran.
12.3
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Rashid Khan to Andrew Balbirnie. Leg spinner length ball, outside off stump on the front foot driving, thick edge to backward point for no runs, fielded by Zadran.
12.2
W
OUT! Caught & Bowled. Rashid Khan to Paul Stirling. Leg spinner length ball, middle stump on the front foot Slog, mis-timed in the air uncontrolled to silly mid off, by Khan. Straight up and that will be the end of Stirling after a fabulous innings. Of course it is Rashid Khan who makes the breakthrough.
12.1
1
Rashid Khan to Andrew Balbirnie. Googly length ball, outside off stump on the back foot Steer, to point for 1 run, fielded by Zadran.
In over# 12
Runs : 14 Bowler: Mohammad Nabi Wickets : 0
Over 12. 14 runs. Bowler: Mohammad Nabi. Ireland: 1-110(rr 9.17)
11.6
4
FOUR! Mohammad Nabi to Paul Stirling. Off break length ball, outside off stump backing away driving, well timed past deep extra cover for 4 runs, mis-fielded by Ur Rahman. Not the best piece of fielding in the deep. Mis-timed his slide and was unable to keep the ball from reaching the rope.
11.5
1
Mohammad Nabi to Andrew Balbirnie. Off break length ball, outside off stump backing away cutting, to backward point for 1 run, fielded by Afghan, fielded by Zazai.
11.4
1
Mohammad Nabi to Paul Stirling. Off break half volley, off stump on the front foot driving, to long off for 1 run, fielded by Khan.
11.3
6
SIX! Mohammad Nabi to Paul Stirling. Off break length ball, outside off stump on the back foot pulling, well timed in the air under control over deep square leg for 6 runs. Drops it fractionally short and that is a great way to go past fifty.
11.2
1
Mohammad Nabi to Andrew Balbirnie. Off break length ball, outside off stump on the back foot working, to mid on for 1 run, fielded by Shinwari.
11.1
1
Mohammad Nabi to Paul Stirling. Off break half volley, down leg side on the front foot working, to deep mid wicket for 1 run, fielded by Zadran.
In over# 11
Runs : 4 Bowler: Rashid Khan Wickets : 0
Over 11. 4 runs. Bowler: Rashid Khan. Ireland: 1-96(rr 8.73)
10.6
1
Rashid Khan to Paul Stirling. Leg spinner length ball, outside off stump on the front foot slog sweeping, to deep mid wicket for 1 run, fielded by Shinwari.
10.5
1
Rashid Khan to Andrew Balbirnie. Leg spinner length ball, off stump on the front foot slog sweeping, top edge in the air uncontrolled to deep square leg for 1 run, fielded by Shinwari.
10.4
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Rashid Khan to Andrew Balbirnie. Leg spinner length ball, outside off stump on the front foot defending, missed to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Gurbaz.
10.3
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Rashid Khan to Andrew Balbirnie. Googly length ball, outside off stump on the back foot Steer, to backward point for no runs, fielded by Zadran. We are going to check the run-out but Balbirnie is back. Had a bit of a scare with his bat getting stuck in the ground but he was quick to put his foot over the line.
10.2
1
Rashid Khan to Paul Stirling. Leg spinner half volley, outside off stump on the front foot driving, to long off for 1 run, fielded by Naib.
10.1
1
Rashid Khan to Andrew Balbirnie. Leg spinner half volley, outside off stump on the front foot slog sweeping, to deep mid wicket for 1 run.
In over# 10
Runs : 7 Bowler: Karim Janat Wickets : 0
Over 10. 7 runs. Bowler: Karim Janat. Ireland: 1-92(rr 9.20)
9.6
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Karim Janat to Paul Stirling. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot pushing, back to bowler for no runs, fielded by Janat.
9.5
1
Karim Janat to Andrew Balbirnie. Slower length ball, outside off stump on the front foot dropped, to point for 1 run, fielded by Khan.
9.4
4
FOUR! Karim Janat to Andrew Balbirnie. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot cutting, well timed past deep backward point for 4 runs. Cracked past point in style. This came out of the screws and left the fielders with no chance.
9.3
1
Karim Janat to Paul Stirling. Slower length ball, outside off stump on the back foot cutting, bottom edge to gully for 1 run, fielded by Zadran.
9.2
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Karim Janat to Paul Stirling. Half volley, outside off stump on the front foot driving, missed to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Gurbaz.
9.1
1
Karim Janat to Andrew Balbirnie. Slower ball back of a length, outside off stump on the front foot pulling, to deep square leg for 1 run, fielded by Nabi.
In over# 9
Runs : 11 Bowler: Gulbadin Naib Wickets : 0
Over 9. 11 runs. Bowler: Gulbadin Naib. Ireland: 1-85(rr 9.44)
8.6
1
Gulbadin Naib to Andrew Balbirnie. Slower length ball, outside off stump on the front foot driving, outside edge in the air uncontrolled to short third man for 1 run, dropped catch by Zadran, shy attempt by Gurbaz.
8.5
1
Gulbadin Naib to Paul Stirling. Slower length ball, outside off stump on the front foot driving, to deep cover for 1 run, fielded by Janat.
8.4
1
Gulbadin Naib to Andrew Balbirnie. Slower length ball, outside off stump on the front foot driving, to deep cover for 1 run, fielded by Janat.
8.3
1
Gulbadin Naib to Paul Stirling. Slower length ball, outside off stump on the front foot driving, to deep point for 1 run, fielded by Janat.
8.2
6
SIX! Gulbadin Naib to Paul Stirling. Back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot pulling, well timed in the air under control over deep backward square leg for 6 runs. Picks this up off the hip and dispatches the ball onto the grass banks.
8.1
1
Gulbadin Naib to Andrew Balbirnie. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot driving, to long off for 1 run, fielded by Afghan.
In over# 8
Runs : 6 Bowler: Karim Janat Wickets : 0
Over 8. 6 runs. Bowler: Karim Janat. Ireland: 1-74(rr 9.25)
7.6
1
Karim Janat to Andrew Balbirnie. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot driving, to deep cover for 1 run, fielded by Ur Rahman.
7.5
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Karim Janat to Andrew Balbirnie. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot driving, mis-timed back to bowler for no runs, fielded by Janat.
7.4
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Karim Janat to Andrew Balbirnie. Length ball, outside off stump on the back foot defending, inside edge to gully for no runs, fielded by Zadran.
7.3
1
Karim Janat to Paul Stirling. Back of a length, outside off stump on the front foot pulling, to long on for 1 run, fielded by Shinwari.
7.2
4
FOUR! Karim Janat to Paul Stirling. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot driving, well timed past deep extra cover for 4 runs. The ball is flying off the bat of Stirling right now.
7.1
.
Karim Janat to Paul Stirling. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot driving, missed to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Gurbaz.
In over# 7
Runs : 5 Bowler: Gulbadin Naib Wickets : 0
Over 7. 5 runs. Bowler: Gulbadin Naib. Ireland: 1-68(rr 9.71)
6.6
1
Gulbadin Naib to Paul Stirling. Slower ball back of a length, outside off stump moves in front pulling, in the air under control to deep backward square leg for 1 run, fielded by Ur Rahman.
6.5
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Gulbadin Naib to Paul Stirling. Slower length ball, outside off stump on the back foot cutting, mis-timed to short extra cover for no runs, fielded by Shinwari.
6.4
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Gulbadin Naib to Paul Stirling. Slower length ball, outside off stump on the front foot driving, to short extra cover for no runs, fielded by Shinwari.
6.3
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Gulbadin Naib to Paul Stirling. Slower length ball, outside off stump on the back foot pulling, hit pad back to bowler for no runs, fielded by Naib.
6.2
4
FOUR! Gulbadin Naib to Paul Stirling. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot driving, well timed past deep backward point for 4 runs. Drilled square of the wicket for four. This was right out of the middle.
6.1
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Gulbadin Naib to Paul Stirling. Length ball, off stump on the front foot working, leading edge to silly mid off for no runs, fielded by Shinwari.
In over# 6
Runs : 16 Bowler: Mujeeb Ur Rahman Wickets : 1
Over 6. Power Play Fielding. 16 runs. Bowler: Mujeeb Ur Rahman. Ireland: 1-63(rr 10.50)
5.6
W
OUT! Bowled. Mujeeb Ur Rahman to Kevin O'Brien. Off break length ball, middle stump on the front foot sweeping, Play and Miss (Leg Side) to. Tried to get too cute. Looked to paddle it around the corner but ended up missing a straight ball and leg stump took a battering.
5.5
4
FOUR! Mujeeb Ur Rahman to Kevin O'Brien. Off break length ball, outside off stump on the back foot driving, well timed in the air under control past deep extra cover for 4 runs. Punched off the back foot in style. Brilliant stuff.
5.4
2
Mujeeb Ur Rahman to Kevin O'Brien. Off break length ball, down leg side on the front foot sweeping, to fine leg for 2 runs, fielded by Zadran, fielded by Zazai.
5.3
6
SIX! Mujeeb Ur Rahman to Kevin O'Brien. Off break half volley, outside off stump backing away driving, well timed in the air under control over deep cover for 6 runs. Glorious piece of timing. Up and under the off side, clearing the fence easily.
5.2
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Mujeeb Ur Rahman to Kevin O'Brien. Off break length ball, outside off stump on the front foot defending, back to bowler for no runs, fielded by Ur Rahman.
5.1
4
FOUR! Mujeeb Ur Rahman to Kevin O'Brien. Carrom length ball, outside off stump on the back foot cutting, well timed in the air under control past deep extra cover for 4 runs. Slapped flat and hard past the fielder. Shouts of catch but this was smashed.
In over# 5
Runs : 3 Bowler: Gulbadin Naib Wickets : 0
Over 5. Power Play Fielding. 3 runs. Bowler: Gulbadin Naib. Ireland: 0-47(rr 9.40)
4.6
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Gulbadin Naib to Paul Stirling. Slower length ball, outside off stump on the front foot driving, to mid off for no runs, fielded by Janat.
4.5
1
Gulbadin Naib to Kevin O'Brien. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot Slog, to long on for 1 run, fielded by Zadran.
4.4
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Gulbadin Naib to Kevin O'Brien. Slower length ball, outside off stump on the front foot Slog, missed to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Gurbaz.
4.3
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Gulbadin Naib to Kevin O'Brien. Slower length ball, outside off stump on the front foot defending, back to bowler for no runs, fielded by Naib.
4.2
1
Gulbadin Naib to Paul Stirling. Slower length ball, outside off stump on the front foot pushing, to long on for 1 run, fielded by Zadran.
4.2
1
Wide Gulbadin Naib to Paul Stirling. Full toss, wide outside off stump on the front foot Leave, Left to wicketkeeper for 1 run, fielded by Gurbaz.
4.1
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Gulbadin Naib to Paul Stirling. Length ball, outside off stump backing away driving, to extra cover for no runs, fielded by Khan.
In over# 4
Runs : 11 Bowler: Shapoor Zadran Wickets : 0
Over 4. Power Play Fielding. 11 runs. Bowler: Shapoor Zadran. Ireland: 0-44(rr 11.00)
3.6
1
Shapoor Zadran to Paul Stirling. Off cutter length ball, to leg on the front foot Steer, inside edge to silly point for 1 run, fielded by Shinwari.
3.5
1
Shapoor Zadran to Kevin O'Brien. Length ball, down leg side on the front foot working, to backward square leg for 1 run, fielded by Zazai.
3.4
1
Shapoor Zadran to Paul Stirling. Length ball, to leg on the front foot working, to deep mid wicket for 1 run, fielded by Nabi.
3.3
4
FOUR! Shapoor Zadran to Paul Stirling. Back of a length, down leg side moves in front pulling, well timed in the air under control past deep backward square leg for 4 runs. Onto the back foot very quickly, pulling behind square to beat the man.
3.2
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Shapoor Zadran to Paul Stirling. Length ball, to leg on the front foot working, to mid on for no runs, fielded by Janat.
3.1
4
FOUR! Shapoor Zadran to Paul Stirling. Back of a length, down leg side on the back foot Steer, well timed past third man for 4 runs. Opens the blade at the perfect moment to find the gap.
In over# 3
Runs : 16 Bowler: Mujeeb Ur Rahman Wickets : 0
Over 3. Power Play Fielding. 16 runs. Bowler: Mujeeb Ur Rahman. Ireland: 0-33(rr 11.00)
2.6
4
FOUR! Mujeeb Ur Rahman to Kevin O'Brien. Off break length ball, outside off stump moves in front sweeping, well timed past fine leg for 4 runs. Paddles it around the corner with the spin. Beats short fine leg and the ball runs away.
2.5
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Mujeeb Ur Rahman to Kevin O'Brien. Off break length ball, outside off stump on the front foot Late Cut, missed to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Gurbaz.
2.4
6
SIX! Mujeeb Ur Rahman to Kevin O'Brien. Off break length ball, off stump on the front foot slog sweeping, well timed in the air under control over fine leg for 6 runs. Don't bowl there to Kevin O'Brien. On the pads and he helps it on its way for the first maximum.
2.3
4
FOUR! Mujeeb Ur Rahman to Kevin O'Brien. Off break length ball, outside off stump backing away driving, well timed past deep extra cover for 4 runs. Indication that this pitch and outfield are in superb touch. Hitting through the line after giving himself room.
2.2
1
Mujeeb Ur Rahman to Paul Stirling. Off break length ball, outside off stump on the front foot slog sweeping, to long on for 1 run, fielded by Zadran.
2.1
1
Mujeeb Ur Rahman to Kevin O'Brien. Off break length ball, outside off stump on the front foot working, to long on for 1 run, fielded by Zadran.
In over# 2
Runs : 10 Bowler: Shapoor Zadran Wickets : 0
Over 2. Power Play Fielding. 10 runs. Bowler: Shapoor Zadran. Ireland: 0-17(rr 8.50)
1.6
4
FOUR! Shapoor Zadran to Paul Stirling. Length ball, down leg side on the front foot driving, well timed past deep cover for 4 runs. Hit on the up through the gap. Glorious timing and placement.
1.5
4
FOUR! Shapoor Zadran to Paul Stirling. Length ball, middle stump on the front foot driving, well timed past long off for 4 runs. Hammered it down the ground as the ball was pitched a fraction too full.
1.4
1
Shapoor Zadran to Kevin O'Brien. Length ball, down leg side on the back foot pulling, to deep square leg for 1 run, fielded by Nabi.
1.3
1
Shapoor Zadran to Paul Stirling. Length ball, down leg side on the front foot working, to short fine leg for 1 run, shy attempt by Zazai.
1.2
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Shapoor Zadran to Paul Stirling. Length ball, down leg side on the front foot defending, back to bowler for no runs, fielded by Zadran.
1.1
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Shapoor Zadran to Paul Stirling. Length ball, to leg on the front foot driving, to extra cover for no runs, fielded by Khan.
In over# 1
Runs : 7 Bowler: Mujeeb Ur Rahman Wickets : 0
Over 1. Power Play Fielding. 7 runs. Bowler: Mujeeb Ur Rahman. Ireland: 0-7(rr 7.00)
0.6
1
Mujeeb Ur Rahman to Paul Stirling. Off break length ball, outside off stump on the front foot driving, to point for 1 run, fielded by Naib.
0.5
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Mujeeb Ur Rahman to Paul Stirling. Off break length ball, off stump on the front foot working, leading edge to silly point for no runs, fielded by Gurbaz.
1
Mujeeb Ur Rahman to Kevin O'Brien. Off break length ball, outside off stump on the front foot working, to long on for 1 run, fielded by Zadran.
1
Mujeeb Ur Rahman to Paul Stirling. Off break length ball, off stump backing away driving, to mid on for 1 run, fielded by Janat.
4
FOUR! Mujeeb Ur Rahman to Paul Stirling. Off break length ball, outside off stump on the front foot driving, well timed past deep cover for 4 runs. Off the mark with a cracking cover drive.
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NEW BALL. Mujeeb Ur Rahman to Paul Stirling. Off break length ball, outside off stump on the front foot sweeping, hit pad to silly point for no runs.
-1.0
Start of Ireland Innings. Hello and welcome to the first T20 between Afghanistan and Ireland. Great moment for Ireland as they play their 1000th International match and against opposition they know very well.At the toss Ireland called correctly and they are batting first. Strong sides named by both teams and it looks like a cracking pitch has been prepared.
-1.0
Start of Innings. Hello and welcome to the first T20 between Afghanistan and Ireland. Great moment for Ireland as they play their 1000th International match and against opposition they know very well.At the toss Ireland called correctly and they are batting first. Strong sides named by both teams and it looks like a cracking pitch has been prepared.
-1.0
Ireland won the toss and elected to bat.
-1.0
Teams will be announced at the toss
In over# 15
Runs : 7 Bowler: Boyd Rankin Wickets : 1
Over 15. 7 runs. Bowler: Boyd Rankin. Afghanistan: 5-133(rr 8.87)
14.6
W
OUT! Bowled. Boyd Rankin to Samiullah Shinwari. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot pulling, missed to. Straight through him. Extra pace off the wicket as the rain falls down and the ball is past Shinwari before he can get the bat down.And as the Ireland players celebrate the umpires call for the covers to come on.Unfortunately the rain has gotten heavier and the game has had to be called off. Afghanistan take the victory by 11 runs via DLS and they probably deserved it after the innings Najibullah and Shinwari produced. The home side go 1-0 up then in the series with two games to play, the next one being on Sunday. Join us then.
14.5
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Boyd Rankin to Samiullah Shinwari. Short, outside off stump on the front foot pulling, missed to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Tucker.
14.4
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Boyd Rankin to Samiullah Shinwari. Short, outside off stump on the back foot Leave, Left to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Tucker.
14.3
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Boyd Rankin to Samiullah Shinwari. Short, outside off stump on the back foot pulling, hit body to point for no runs, fielded by Stirling.
14.2
1
Boyd Rankin to Najibullah Zadran. Length ball, to leg on the front foot driving, to mid on for 1 run, fielded by Delany.
14.1
6
SIX! Boyd Rankin to Najibullah Zadran. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot driving, well timed in the air under control over deep extra cover for 6 runs. Shot of the day by far. Adding some extra oomph to the cover drive to send it flat and all the way for a maximum.
In over# 14
Runs : 6 Bowler: Simi Singh Wickets : 0
Over 14. 6 runs. Bowler: Simi Singh. Afghanistan: 4-126(rr 9.00)
13.6
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Simi Singh to Samiullah Shinwari. Off break length ball, outside off stump on the back foot Steer, to backward point for no runs, fielded by Stirling.
13.5
1
Simi Singh to Najibullah Zadran. Off break length ball, outside off stump on the front foot pushing, to long off for 1 run, fielded by O'Brien.
13.4
1
Simi Singh to Samiullah Shinwari. Off break length ball, outside off stump on the front foot driving, to deep extra cover for 1 run, fielded by Dockrell.
13.3
1
Simi Singh to Najibullah Zadran. Off break length ball, outside off stump on the back foot cutting, to deep extra cover for 1 run, fielded by Delany.
13.2
2
Simi Singh to Najibullah Zadran. Off break length ball, outside off stump on the front foot pushing, to mid on for 2 runs, fielded by Little.
13.1
1
Simi Singh to Samiullah Shinwari. Off break length ball, outside off stump on the back foot driving, to long off for 1 run, fielded by Little.
In over# 13
Runs : 9 Bowler: Boyd Rankin Wickets : 0
Over 13. 9 runs. Bowler: Boyd Rankin. Afghanistan: 4-120(rr 9.23)
12.6
2
Boyd Rankin to Najibullah Zadran. Back of a length, down leg side on the back foot cutting, to third man for 2 runs, fielded by Little.
12.5
1
Boyd Rankin to Samiullah Shinwari. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot Steer, mis-timed in the air uncontrolled to short third man for 1 run, dropped catch by O'Brien.
12.4
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Boyd Rankin to Samiullah Shinwari. Off cutter back of a length, outside off stump on the front foot cutting, bottom edge to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Tucker.
12.3
4
FOUR! Boyd Rankin to Samiullah Shinwari. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot pulling, well timed past deep mid wicket for 4 runs. Smashed so hard albeit in ungainly fashion.
12.2
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Boyd Rankin to Samiullah Shinwari. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot Steer, to gully for no runs, fielded by Stirling.
12.1
2
Boyd Rankin to Samiullah Shinwari. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot driving, to deep extra cover for 2 runs, fielded by Young.
In over# 12
Runs : 15 Bowler: George Dockrell Wickets : 0
Over 12. 15 runs. Bowler: George Dockrell. Afghanistan: 4-111(rr 9.25)
11.6
4
FOUR! George Dockrell to Najibullah Zadran. Stock ball half volley, outside off stump on the front foot driving, well timed in the air under control past deep extra cover for 4 runs. Superb stroke hitting with the turn. Turning the wrists at the right moment to thread the ball between cover and long off.
11.5
1
George Dockrell to Samiullah Shinwari. Stock length ball, off stump on the back foot working, to mid wicket for 1 run, fielded by Delany.
11.4
1
George Dockrell to Najibullah Zadran. Stock length ball, wide outside off stump on the front foot driving, to point for 1 run, fielded by Stirling.
11.3
2
George Dockrell to Najibullah Zadran. Stock length ball, outside off stump on the back foot working, to deep mid wicket for 2 runs, fielded by Little.
11.2
6
SIX! George Dockrell to Najibullah Zadran. Stock length ball, outside off stump on the front foot driving, well timed in the air under control over long off for 6 runs. High and handsome. Just enough power to clear the straight fielder and go all the way.
11.1
1
George Dockrell to Samiullah Shinwari. Stock length ball, outside off stump on the front foot driving, to long off for 1 run, fielded by Little.
In over# 11
Runs : 12 Bowler: Gareth Delany Wickets : 0
Over 11. 12 runs. Bowler: Gareth Delany. Afghanistan: 4-96(rr 8.73)
10.6
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Gareth Delany to Najibullah Zadran. Googly length ball, middle stump on the back foot working, to short leg for no runs, fielded by Tucker.
10.5
4
FOUR! Gareth Delany to Najibullah Zadran. Leg spinner half volley, outside off stump on the front foot driving, well timed past deep extra cover for 4 runs. Caressed along the floor to the rope. Glorious shot which wouldn't look out of place in a Test match.
10.4
4
FOUR! Gareth Delany to Najibullah Zadran. Leg spinner length ball, middle stump on the back foot pulling, well timed past deep mid wicket for 4 runs. Drops it short which is not good news at this pace. Sits in the wicket asking to be put away.
10.3
1
Gareth Delany to Samiullah Shinwari. Leg spinner length ball, outside off stump on the front foot driving, to extra cover for 1 run, fielded by Balbirnie.
10.2
1
Gareth Delany to Najibullah Zadran. Leg spinner half volley, outside off stump on the front foot driving, to deep cover for 1 run, fielded by Singh.
10.1
2
Gareth Delany to Najibullah Zadran. Leg spinner length ball, off stump on the front foot reverse sweeping, mis-timed in the air uncontrolled to third man for 2 runs, fielded by Stirling.
In over# 10
Runs : 5 Bowler: Craig Young Wickets : 0
Over 10. 5 runs. Bowler: Craig Young. Afghanistan: 4-84(rr 8.40)
9.6
1
Craig Young to Najibullah Zadran. Length ball, middle stump on the back foot cutting, to deep point for 1 run, fielded by Delany.
9.5
1
Craig Young to Samiullah Shinwari. Short, outside off stump on the back foot pulling, to deep mid wicket for 1 run, fielded by Tector.
9.4
1
Craig Young to Najibullah Zadran. Half volley, outside off stump on the front foot driving, to long off for 1 run, fielded by O'Brien.
9.3
2
Craig Young to Najibullah Zadran. Length ball, down leg side on the front foot working, to deep mid wicket for 2 runs, fielded by Little.
9.2
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Craig Young to Najibullah Zadran. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot Steer, to backward point for no runs, fielded by Tector.
9.1
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Craig Young to Najibullah Zadran. Length ball, to leg on the front foot defending, back to bowler for no runs, fielded by Young.
In over# 9
Runs : 7 Bowler: Gareth Delany Wickets : 0
Over 9. 7 runs. Bowler: Gareth Delany. Afghanistan: 4-79(rr 8.78)
8.6
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Gareth Delany to Samiullah Shinwari. Leg spinner length ball, off stump on the front foot pushing, to extra cover for no runs, fielded by Balbirnie.
8.5
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Gareth Delany to Samiullah Shinwari. Leg spinner half volley, outside off stump on the front foot driving, back to bowler for no runs, fielded by Delany.
8.4
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Gareth Delany to Samiullah Shinwari. Leg spinner length ball, outside off stump on the front foot defending, to extra cover for no runs, fielded by Balbirnie.
8.3
4
FOUR! Gareth Delany to Samiullah Shinwari. Leg spinner length ball, outside off stump on the front foot slog sweeping, well timed in the air under control past deep square leg for 4 runs. Powerful shot from a powerful striker of the ball.
8.2
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Gareth Delany to Samiullah Shinwari. Leg spinner length ball, outside off stump on the back foot Steer, to short third man for no runs, fielded by Rankin.
8.1
2
Gareth Delany to Samiullah Shinwari. Googly length ball, outside off stump on the back foot working, to mid wicket for 2 runs, fielded by Dockrell.
8.1
1
Wide Gareth Delany to Samiullah Shinwari. Leg spinner length ball, to leg on the back foot pulling, Play and Miss (Leg Side) to wicketkeeper for 1 run, fielded by Tucker.
In over# 8
Runs : 7 Bowler: George Dockrell Wickets : 1
Over 8. 7 runs. Bowler: George Dockrell. Afghanistan: 4-72(rr 9.00)
7.6
1
George Dockrell to Samiullah Shinwari. Stock length ball, outside off stump on the front foot driving, in the air under control to long off for 1 run, fielded by Little.
7.5
1
George Dockrell to Najibullah Zadran. Stock length ball, outside off stump on the front foot glancing, to short fine leg for 1 run, fielded by Rankin.
7.4
W
OUT! Run Out. George Dockrell to Karim Janat. Stock length ball, outside off stump on the back foot working, to deep square leg for 1 run, fielded by Tector, by Tucker. Another run out. This is not what is required for Afghanistan right now. Great work in the deep by Tector though to get to the ball quickly and fire it next to the stumps.
7.3
2
George Dockrell to Karim Janat. Stock length ball, outside off stump on the front foot Steer, to third man for 2 runs, fielded by Rankin.
7.2
1
George Dockrell to Samiullah Shinwari. Stock length ball, off stump on the back foot working, to backward square leg for 1 run, fielded by Young.
7.1
1
George Dockrell to Karim Janat. Stock length ball, outside off stump on the back foot working, to mid wicket for 1 run, fielded by Tector.
In over# 7
Runs : 7 Bowler: Craig Young Wickets : 0
Over 7. 7 runs. Bowler: Craig Young. Afghanistan: 3-65(rr 9.29)
6.6
4
FOUR! Craig Young to Samiullah Shinwari. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot driving, well timed past deep extra cover for 4 runs. Drilled across the outfield as Young offers width. Superb over up until that point.
6.6
1
Wide Craig Young to Samiullah Shinwari. Short, outside off stump swayed away Leave, Left to wicketkeeper for 1 run, fielded by Tucker.
6.5
1
Craig Young to Karim Janat. Length ball, off stump on the back foot working, to fine leg for 1 run, fielded by O'Brien.
6.4
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Craig Young to Karim Janat. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot driving, missed to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Tucker.
6.3
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Craig Young to Karim Janat. Short, outside off stump on the front foot pulling, bottom edge to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Tucker.
6.2
1
Craig Young to Samiullah Shinwari. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot Steer, to third man for 1 run, fielded by Rankin.
6.1
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Craig Young to Samiullah Shinwari. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot Steer, to backward point for no runs, fielded by Tector.
In over# 6
Runs : 3 Bowler: Joshua Little Wickets : 1
Over 6. Power Play Fielding. 3 runs. Bowler: Joshua Little. Afghanistan: 3-58(rr 9.67)
5.6
1
Joshua Little to Samiullah Shinwari. Back of a length, down leg side on the back foot working, to square leg for 1 run, fielded by Singh.
5.5
1
Joshua Little to Karim Janat. Back of a length, down leg side on the back foot working, hit pad to short fine leg for 1 run, shy attempt by Young.
5.4
1
Joshua Little to Samiullah Shinwari. Back of a length, to leg on the front foot Steer, to third man for 1 run, fielded by Rankin.
5.3
W
OUT! Run Out. Joshua Little to Karim Janat. Back of a length, down leg side on the back foot working, to short mid wicket, direct hit by Singh. Gone without facing. Sharp single and Janat has sold his brother a dummy. There will be no Christmas card for him this year.
5.2
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Joshua Little to Karim Janat. Back of a length, down leg side on the back foot cutting, to point for no runs, fielded by Tector.
5.1
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Joshua Little to Karim Janat. Back of a length, down leg side on the front foot defending, to short extra cover for no runs, fielded by Dockrell.
In over# 5
Runs : 5 Bowler: Simi Singh Wickets : 2
Over 5. Power Play Fielding. 5 runs. Bowler: Simi Singh. Afghanistan: 2-55(rr 11.00)
4.6
W
OUT! Bowled. Simi Singh to Hazratullah Zazai. Off break length ball, outside off stump on the back foot cutting, inside edge to. Two wickets in the row which has changed the momentum. Flick off the inside edge as the ball keeps low but Singh won't mind that. Both openers in the shed.
4.5
1
Simi Singh to Karim Janat. Off break length ball, off stump on the back foot working, to mid on for 1 run, fielded by Delany.
4.4
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Simi Singh to Karim Janat. Off break length ball, outside off stump on the front foot defending, back to bowler for no runs, fielded by Singh.
4.3
W
OUT! L.B.W. Simi Singh to Rahmanullah Gurbaz. Off break length ball, outside off stump on the front foot sweeping, hit pad to. Up goes the finger. Struck on the front pad with the ball turning into him and the umpire had no doubt in sending him on his way.
4.2
4
FOUR! Simi Singh to Rahmanullah Gurbaz. Off break length ball, outside off stump moves in front slog sweeping, well timed past deep backward square leg for 4 runs. Shuffling around the crease giving the bowler plenty to think about. Gets inside the line of the delivery and picks up an easy boundary.
4.1
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Simi Singh to Rahmanullah Gurbaz. Off break length ball, outside off stump on the back foot cutting, to cover for no runs, fielded by Tector.
In over# 4
Runs : 13 Bowler: Boyd Rankin Wickets : 0
Over 4. Power Play Fielding. 13 runs. Bowler: Boyd Rankin. Afghanistan: 0-50(rr 12.50)
3.6
1
Boyd Rankin to Rahmanullah Gurbaz. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot working, to square leg for 1 run, fielded by Young.
3.6
1
Wide Boyd Rankin to Rahmanullah Gurbaz. Short, outside off stump on the back foot Leave, Left to wicketkeeper for 1 run, fielded by Tucker.
3.5
1
Boyd Rankin to Hazratullah Zazai. Off cutter length ball, down leg side on the back foot working, to backward square leg for 1 run, fielded by Dockrell.
3.4
4
FOUR! Boyd Rankin to Hazratullah Zazai. Short, down leg side on the back foot pulling, well timed past fine leg for 4 runs. Does very well to keep this down. It was banged in at pace towards the body and he decided to roll the wrists instead of taking the aerial route.
3.3
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Boyd Rankin to Hazratullah Zazai. Off cutter half volley, outside off stump on the front foot Slog, missed to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Tucker.
3.2
6
SIX! Boyd Rankin to Hazratullah Zazai. Length ball, to leg on the front foot Slog, well timed in the air under control over deep mid wicket for 6 runs. In the slot and sent sailing for six. Do not bowl there to Hazratullah.
3.1
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Boyd Rankin to Hazratullah Zazai. Length ball, down leg side on the back foot working, hit pad back to bowler for no runs, fielded by Rankin.
In over# 3
Runs : 13 Bowler: Joshua Little Wickets : 0
Over 3. Power Play Fielding. 13 runs. Bowler: Joshua Little. Afghanistan: 0-37(rr 12.33)
2.6
2
Joshua Little to Rahmanullah Gurbaz. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot Steer, to third man for 2 runs, run save by Rankin.
2.5
4
FOUR! Joshua Little to Rahmanullah Gurbaz. Off cutter back of a length, to leg on the back foot pulling, well timed past fine leg for 4 runs. He is looking in good touch today. Finding the open space on the leg side.
2.4
2
Joshua Little to Rahmanullah Gurbaz. Length ball, middle stump on the front foot Slog, to deep mid wicket for 2 runs, fielded by Dockrell.
2.3
4
FOUR! Joshua Little to Rahmanullah Gurbaz. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot driving, well timed past long on for 4 runs. Drilled back down the ground for a boundary.
2.2
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Joshua Little to Rahmanullah Gurbaz. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot Leave, shoulders arms to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Tucker.
2.1
1
Joshua Little to Hazratullah Zazai. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot defending, to mid on for 1 run, shy attempt by Stirling.
In over# 2
Runs : 17 Bowler: Boyd Rankin Wickets : 0
Over 2. Power Play Fielding. 17 runs. Bowler: Boyd Rankin. Afghanistan: 0-24(rr 12.00)
1.6
4
FOUR! Boyd Rankin to Rahmanullah Gurbaz. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot flick, well timed in the air under control past deep mid wicket for 4 runs. Great use of the wrists to whip the ball off the stumps over towards the leg side.
1.5
1
Boyd Rankin to Hazratullah Zazai. Length ball, down leg side on the front foot working, to short fine leg for 1 run, fielded by Little.
1.4
4
FOUR! Boyd Rankin to Hazratullah Zazai. Back of a length, down leg side on the back foot pulling, well timed past fine leg for 4 runs. Loses his line down the leg side. Helps it past fine leg to pick up another boundary.
1.3
1
Boyd Rankin to Rahmanullah Gurbaz. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot dropped, to point for 1 run, shy attempt by Tector.
1.2
6
SIX! Boyd Rankin to Rahmanullah Gurbaz. Back of a length, outside off stump on the front foot pulling, well timed in the air uncontrolled over third man for 6 runs.
1.1
1
Boyd Rankin to Hazratullah Zazai. Length ball, down leg side on the front foot working, hit pad to third man for 1 run, fielded by Tector.
In over# 1
Runs : 7 Bowler: Simi Singh Wickets : 0
Over 1. Power Play Fielding. 7 runs. Bowler: Simi Singh. Afghanistan: 0-7(rr 7.00)
0.6
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Simi Singh to Rahmanullah Gurbaz. Off break length ball, outside off stump on the front foot working, back to bowler for no runs, fielded by Singh.
0.5
1
Simi Singh to Hazratullah Zazai. Off break length ball, outside off stump on the front foot working, to mid on for 1 run, fielded by Delany.
0.4
6
SIX! Simi Singh to Hazratullah Zazai. Off break length ball, outside off stump on the front foot driving, well timed in the air under control over long off for 6 runs. Tossed up outside the off stump and that is an invitiation to Hazratullah.
0.3
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Simi Singh to Hazratullah Zazai. Off break length ball, middle stump on the front foot working, hit pad to short leg for no runs, fielded by Tucker.
0.2
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Simi Singh to Hazratullah Zazai. Off break length ball, off stump on the front foot defending, back to bowler for no runs, fielded by Singh.
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NEW BALL. Simi Singh to Hazratullah Zazai. Off break length ball, outside off stump on the front foot defending, to extra cover for no runs, fielded by Dockrell.
0.1
Start of Afghanistan Innings.

Paul Stirling

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Kevin O'Brien

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Paul Stirling

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Andrew Balbirnie

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Andrew Balbirnie

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Gareth Delany

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Gareth Delany

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Harry Tector

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Harry Tector

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Lorcan Tucker

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Harry Tector

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Simi Singh

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Harry Tector

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George Dockrell

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Hazratullah Zazai

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Rahmanullah Gurbaz

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Hazratullah Zazai

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Karim Janat

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Karim Janat

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Asghar Afghan

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Karim Janat

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Samiullah Shinwari

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Samiullah Shinwari

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Najibullah Zadran

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