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AFG vs IRE 2nd T20I Commentary

Results
2nd T20I, Sharjah, March 17, 2024, Afghanistan and Ireland tour of UAE, 2024
Afghanistan beat Ireland by 10 runs

Commentary

7:52 PM IST Right then, that is it from the second game of this 3-match T20I series as Afghanistan wins this by 10 runs and levels the series one each. The third and final T20I of this series will be played on 18th March at 9.30 pm IST (4 pm GMT). Join us an hour early for the pre-match build-up. Until then, stay safe and enjoy your time.
7:52 PM IST The skipper of Afghanistan Rashid Khan is the Player of the Match for his all-around contribution today.
7:49 PM IST The losing skipper of Ireland Paul Stirling says he enjoyed the game and he feels there are a lot of positives despite the defeat today. Adds that they are united and it all comes naturally for them as they have been together since a long time. Closes by saying that those knocks from Mohammad Nabi and Rashid Khan turned out to be key in this game and that's what has been the difference today. Credits Gareth Delany for a brilliant knock and keeping them alive till the last over.
7:44 PM IST Stay tuned for the presentation ceremony ...
7:43 PM IST Earlier in the game, after electing to bat first, Ireland were off to the worst possible start as they lost their top 4 inside the powerplay. Mohammad Nabi along with opener Sediqullah Atal put up a 79 partnership for the 5th wicket and stabled the ship for Afghanistan. Rashid Khan landed a few lusty blows at the end and dragged the score past 150 for Afghanistan. For Ireland, Mark Adair picked up 3 wickets while Joshua Little and Barry McCarthy picked up a couple each. Ben White took one as well.
7:42 PM IST Mohammad Nabi is up for a quick chat and he says that there was a bit of pressure in the first few overs but that eased off as he spent time in the middle. Added once he realized the pitch was true he then advised Sediqullah Atal to play each ball at its merit and that worked for both the batters. Mentions there wasn't any dew and the ball was gripping nicely. Says that the wicket of Paul Stirling was key as he looked dangerous and that was a crucial moment in the game.
7:40 PM IST The bowling from Afghanistan was spot on as they were prompt with their bowling changes and they managed to take wickets frequently once the first wicket partnership was broken. Rashid Khan in particular was sensational with the ball and the batters of Ireland had no idea on how to tackle him tonight. Rashid Khan was also the pick of the bowlers as he picked up 4 and gave just 14 runs off his 4 overs. Nangeyalia Kharote picked up a couple while Fazalhaq Farooqi and Mohammad Nabi took one each.
7:38 PM IST Chasing down a tricky total Ireland were off to a flying start with their openers scoring for fun and making the most out of the Powerplay. Paul Stirling and Andy Balbirnie added 49 for the first wicket and laid a solid platform for the rest to come and have a go at but Rashid Khan ripped apart the Irish batting unit in the middle overs as the side lost wickets regularly in the middle phase and were not able to build any partnership in the middle overs. Gareth Delany at the end kept fighting hard but he too couldn't do the job with the bat as the team fell short by 10 runs. Andy Balbirnie was the top scorer for Ireland as he smashed 45 runs for them. Gareth Delany fought hard and scored 39 but wasn't able to win the game for his side.
7:33 PM IST Afghanistan wins this classic and they now level the series 1 each. An excellent outing from Rashid Khan with both bat and the ball has earned his side a victory that brings them level in the series.
End of over 207 runs
IRE: 142/8CRR: 7.10
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19.6

Fazalhaq Farooqi to Gareth Delany, no run

OUT! FINISHES OFF WITH A WICKET! On a length wide of off, Gareth Delany swings hard and lands the ball in the safe custody of Sediqullah Atal at deep point. Afghanistan win this by 10 runs.

0
19.5

Fazalhaq Farooqi to Gareth Delany, no run

Barring any extra delivery this is it for Afghanistan as Gareth Delany fails to get this over the fence for another biggie and now the equation comes down to 11 off the last delivery.

6
19.4

Fazalhaq Farooqi to Gareth Delany, 6 runs

SIX! Gareth Delany keeps Ireland in this one. Full toss wide of off, Gareth Delany relocates outside off and swings hard. Connects well and lands the ball on the other side of the fence for a maximum.

0
19.3

Fazalhaq Farooqi to Gareth Delany, no run

Low full toss wide of off, Gareth Delany under edges this back to the bowler.

1
19.2

Fazalhaq Farooqi to Barry McCarthy, 1 run

On a length wide of off, Barry McCarthy punches this to extra-cover and takes a single. Gareth Delany comes back on strike.

0
19.1

Fazalhaq Farooqi to Barry McCarthy, no run

Nails the wide yorker to perfection, Barry McCarthy looks to slice this towards third man region but misses.

7:26 PM IST Gareth Delany is playing a blinder and it is he who has put his team almost on the cusp of sealing the series. 18 needed of the last 6 balls.
End of over 1911 runs
IRE: 135/7CRR: 7.11RRR: 18
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18.6

Naveen-ul-Haq to Gareth Delany, 4 runs

FOUR! Gareth Delany, you beauty! Pitched up outside off, Gareth Delany drives this through backward point and gets another boundary. Brings the equation down to18 off the last over.

7:25 PM IST 22 needed off the last 7 now.
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18.5

Naveen-ul-Haq to Gareth Delany, 4 runs

FOUR! A timely boundary and Ireland breathes fresh air again. On a length around off, Gareth Delany clears his front leg and lofts this over the bowler for a boundary straight down the ground.

1
18.4

Naveen-ul-Haq to Barry McCarthy, 1 run

Full and wide outside off, Barry McCarthy slices this to deep third for one.

1
18.3

Naveen-ul-Haq to Gareth Delany, 1 run

Short and wide of off, Gareth Delany cuts this in the deep towards off for one.

1
18.2

Naveen-ul-Haq to Barry McCarthy, 1 run

Back of a length in middle, Barry McCarthy pulls this to deep mid-wicket for one.

0
18.1

Naveen-ul-Haq to Barry McCarthy, no run

THIS HAPPENS FOR THE SECOND TIME TODAY! On a length wide of off, Barry McCarthy dances down the track and looks for the lofted drive, gets an inside edge and onto the off pole but the bails don't come off. Lucky escape for Barry McCarthy.

7:21 PM IST 22 came off the Fazalhaq Farooqi over and now Ireland needs just 29 off the last two overs.
End of over 1822 runs
IRE: 124/7CRR: 6.89RRR: 14.50
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17.6

Fazalhaq Farooqi to Gareth Delany, 4 runs

FOUR! Full toss wide of off, Gareth Delany slashes hard and connects well as the ball lofts over point for a boundary to end the over.

6
17.5

Fazalhaq Farooqi to Gareth Delany, 6 runs

SIX! Gareth Delany is pulling things back in Ireland's favor as he hits the third maximum of this over. Pitched up in the slot around off, Gareth Delany slogs this out of the park over the long on fielder for a biggie.

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17.4

Fazalhaq Farooqi to Gareth Delany, no run

Short-pitched outside off, Gareth Delany swipes early at it and the ball goes past him in a flash.

0
17.3

Fazalhaq Farooqi to Gareth Delany, no run

On a length outside off, Gareth Delany dabs this to short third for no run.

6
17.2

Fazalhaq Farooqi to Gareth Delany, 6 runs

SIX! ANOTHER MAXIMUM! On a length outside off, Gareth Delany clears his front leg and launches this out of the park with a lofted stroke straight down the ground over the sight screen.

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17.1

Fazalhaq Farooqi to Gareth Delany, 6 runs

SIX! DISPATCHED! On a length angling into the batter, Gareth Delany stands still and slogs this way behind the fence towards deep mid-wicket region for a maximum.

7:16 PM IST Ireland now needs 51 off the last 3 overs.
End of over 174 runs
IRE: 102/7CRR: 6.00RRR: 17
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16.6

Naveen-ul-Haq to Gareth Delany, 1 run

Good length in middle, Gareth Delany flicks this to wide long on for one.

0
16.5

Naveen-ul-Haq to Gareth Delany, no run

Short-pitched wide of off, Gareth Delany looks for the flat batted stroke but misses.

1
16.4

Naveen-ul-Haq to Barry McCarthy, 1 run

Pitched up in middle, Barry McCarthy slogs this rolling towards long on for one.

1
16.3

Naveen-ul-Haq to Gareth Delany, 1 run

On a length around off, Gareth Delany punches this through cover for one.

1
16.2

Naveen-ul-Haq to Barry McCarthy, 1 run

Short-pitched on off, Barry McCarthy pulls this towards deep mid-wicket for one.

0
16.1

Naveen-ul-Haq to Barry McCarthy, no run

Fuller one on off, Barry McCarthy drives this to mid off for no run.

End of over 163 runs
IRE: 98/7CRR: 6.13RRR: 13.75
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15.6

Rashid Khan to Gareth Delany, 2 runs

TWO LEG BYES! Top spinner on off, Gareth Delany gets outfoxed as the ball clips off his front pads and deflects to the third man with the batters taking a couple. Rashid Khan was convinced on LBW but the umpire was unmoved. This looked out but the umpire thought it otherwise.

0
15.5

Rashid Khan to Gareth Delany, no run

Full and wide outside off, Gareth Delany looks to drive this one but gets beaten.

1
15.4

Rashid Khan to Barry McCarthy, 1 run

Fuller on off, Barry McCarthy punches this through the off side for one.

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15.3

Rashid Khan to Mark Adair, no run

OUT! TIMBER! Googly does the trick this time, Mark Adair looks to expose his stumps and sweep this over short fine but he misses and the ball goes on and clatters into the off-pole.

0
15.2

Rashid Khan to Mark Adair, no run

Fuller one on pads, Mark Adair scuffs the slog rolling to short mid-wicket.

7:07 PM IST Mark Adair walks out next.
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15.1

Rashid Khan to George Dockrell, no run

OUT! BOWLED'EM! Rashid Khan has turned the game around. Leggie in middle, George Dockrell misreads it completely and looks to play this off his back foot but misses. The ball goes on and cltters into the middle. George Dockrell departs as well.

7:05 PM IST Gareth Delany comes out next.
End of over 155 runs
IRE: 95/5CRR: 6.33RRR: 11.60
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14.6

Nangeyalia Kharote to Andy Balbirnie, no run

OUT! PLUMB! Fuller one around leg, straightens after pitching and hits the front pad of Andy Balbirnie who was looking to sweep again. Loud appeal and the umpire raises his finger. Andy Balbirnie looks unhappy with the decision but he has not option other than keep walking back.

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14.5

Nangeyalia Kharote to Andy Balbirnie, 4 runs

FOUR! Fuller one going down leg, Andy Balbirnie moves to his off and sweeps this over short fine leg for four.

0
14.4

Nangeyalia Kharote to Andy Balbirnie, no run

Fuller on off, Andy Balbirnie pushes this to mid on for no run.

1
14.3

Nangeyalia Kharote to George Dockrell, 1 run

Tossed up on the pads, George Dockrell goes back and tucks this through square leg for one.

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14.2

Nangeyalia Kharote to George Dockrell, no run

Arm delivery going down leg, George Dockrell deflects this off his back pad towards the off side for no run.

0
14.1

Nangeyalia Kharote to George Dockrell, no run

Fuller on leg, George Dockrell drills this back to the bowler.

End of over 144 runs
IRE: 90/4CRR: 6.43RRR: 10.50
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13.6

Mohammad Nabi to Andy Balbirnie, no run

Fuller one off, Andy Balbirnie drills this straight to extra-cover for no run.

1
13.5

Mohammad Nabi to George Dockrell, 1 run

Fuller on off, George Dockrell drives this through cover for one.

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13.4

Mohammad Nabi to George Dockrell, no run

Arm delivery on leg, George Dockrell tucks this to mid-wicket for no run.

1
13.3

Mohammad Nabi to Andy Balbirnie, 1 run

Fuller on off, Andy Balbirnie drives this through cover for one.

1
13.2

Mohammad Nabi to George Dockrell, 1 run

Fuller in middle, George Dockrell tucks this to deep square and takes one. The throw was nice and over the stumps and the keeper removes the bails in a flash and appeals for run-out. The umpire seeks help from third umpire and the replay suggests he was safely home.

1
13.1

Mohammad Nabi to Andy Balbirnie, 1 run

Tossed up on the pads, Andy Balbirnie tucks this through square leg for one.

End of over 133 runs
IRE: 86/4CRR: 6.62RRR: 9.57
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12.6

Nangeyalia Kharote to George Dockrell, no run

Fuller one on the pads, George Dockrell defends this off the back foot.

1
12.5

Nangeyalia Kharote to Andy Balbirnie, 1 run

Quicker one on the pads, Andy Balbirnie lofts this over cover for one.

1
12.4

Nangeyalia Kharote to George Dockrell, 1 run

Fuller in middle, George Dockrell rolls this through mid on for one.

0
12.3

Nangeyalia Kharote to George Dockrell, no run

Tossed up on off, George Dockrell punches this to extra-cover for no run.

1
12.2

Nangeyalia Kharote to Andy Balbirnie, 1 run

Short of a length wide of off, Andy Balbirnie cuts this through point for one.

0
12.1

Nangeyalia Kharote to Andy Balbirnie, no run

Short and wide otuside off, Andy Balbirnie chops this back to the keeper.

End of over 125 runs
IRE: 83/4CRR: 6.92RRR: 8.75
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11.6

Mohammad Nabi to Andy Balbirnie, 1 run

Fuller in middle, Andy Balbirnie guides this through short third for one.

1
11.5

Mohammad Nabi to George Dockrell, 1 run

Tossed up on the pads, George Dockrell tucks this to cow corner for one.

6:54 PM IST George Dockrell walks out next.
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11.4

Mohammad Nabi to Curtis Campher, no run

OUT! CAUGHT AND BOWLED! Tossed up on off, Curtis Campher looks to loft this over the bowler but couldn't get the desired connection on it. The ball travels at some height towards Nabi who sticks out a hand at it and takes it on the second attempt. Curtis Campher departs.

1
11.3

Mohammad Nabi to Andy Balbirnie, 1 run

Arm delivery in middle, Andy Balbirnie punches this to long on for one.

1
11.2

Mohammad Nabi to Curtis Campher, 1 run

Quicker one in middle, Curtis Campher pushes this away for another single.

1
11.1

Mohammad Nabi to Andy Balbirnie, 1 run

Fuller on leg, Andy Balbirnie tucks this to deep mid-wicket for one.

End of over 115 runs
IRE: 78/3CRR: 7.09RRR: 8.33
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10.6

Rashid Khan to Curtis Campher, no run

Wrong'un going down leg, Curtis Campher goes deep in his crease and looks to mil this on the leg side but the ball skids on and hits his pads. Loud appeal by Rashid but the umpire turns it down.

1
10.5

Rashid Khan to Andy Balbirnie, 1 run

Fuller on off, Andy Balbirnie dabs this to short third for one.

1
10.4

Rashid Khan to Curtis Campher, 1 run

Fuller one in middle, Curtis Campher rolls this to long on for one.

0
10.3

Rashid Khan to Curtis Campher, no run

Tossed up wide of off, Curtis Campher looks to cut this off his back foot but misses.

2
10.2

Rashid Khan to Curtis Campher, 2 runs

Fuller one on leg, Curtis Campher sweeps this towards deep square for a couple.

1
10.1

Rashid Khan to Andy Balbirnie, 1 run

Fuller on off, Andy Balbirnie tucks this to the leg side for one.

6:46 PM IST Time for a drinks break. Ireland got off to a blistering start but wickets in a jiffy have pulled things back for Afghanistan. This partnership holds the key for Ireland.
End of over 105 runs
IRE: 73/3CRR: 7.30RRR: 8
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9.6

Mohammad Nabi to Andy Balbirnie, 1 run

Fuller on leg, Andy Balbirnie flicks this off his back foot for another single.

1
9.5

Mohammad Nabi to Curtis Campher, 1 run

Fuller on off, Curtis Campher pushes this through mid on for one.

0
9.4

Mohammad Nabi to Curtis Campher, no run

Fuller one in middle, Curtis Campher defends this off the back for for no run.

1
9.3

Mohammad Nabi to Andy Balbirnie, 1 run

Tossed up on pads, Andy Balbirnie tucks this towards deep mid-wicket for one.

1
9.2

Mohammad Nabi to Curtis Campher, 1 run

Tossed up on pads, Curtis Campher flicks this to deep mid-wicket for one.

1
9.1

Mohammad Nabi to Andy Balbirnie, 1 run

Fuller one on off, Andy Balbirnie rolls this to long on for one.

End of over 92 runs
IRE: 68/3CRR: 7.56RRR: 7.72
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8.6

Rashid Khan to Curtis Campher, no run

Wrong'un again, Curtis Campher defends this off the back foot.

6:40 PM IST Curtis Campher walks out next to face the hattrick delivery.
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8.5

Rashid Khan to Harry Tector, no run

OUT! AN ABSOLUTE PEACH! Wrong'un first up, Harry Tector strides in front and looks to block this but gets beaten. The ball goes through the gate between the pads and the bat onto the stumps and Harry Tector has to walk back on a golden duck.

6:39 PM IST Harry Tector walks out next.
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8.4

Rashid Khan to Lorcan Tucker, no run

OUT! IN THE AIR AND GONE! Quicker one in middle, Lorcan Tucker looks for the slog sweep over short fine but the pace with which Rashid Khan bowls gets the better of Lorcan Tucker as he finds Fazalhaq Farooqi at short fine.

0
8.3

Rashid Khan to Lorcan Tucker, no run

Quicker one on off, Lorcan Tucker cuts this to backward point for no run.

1
8.2

Rashid Khan to Andy Balbirnie, 1 run

Short and wide outside off, Andy Balbirnie cuts this to deep point for one.

1
8.1

Rashid Khan to Lorcan Tucker, 1 run

Tossed up on off, Lorcan Tucker pushes this to sweeper cover for one.

End of over 89 runs
IRE: 66/1CRR: 8.25RRR: 7.25
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7.6

Nangeyalia Kharote to Andy Balbirnie, no run

Fuller one off, Andy Balbirnie punches this to cover for no run.

4
7.5

Nangeyalia Kharote to Andy Balbirnie, 4 runs

FOUR! SQUUEZES IT AWAY FOR FOUR! Short of a length around leg, Andy Balbirnie scoops this over short fine leg for a boundary.

1
7.4

Nangeyalia Kharote to Lorcan Tucker, 1 run

Fuller in middle, Lorcan Tucker drills this to long on for one.

1
7.3

Nangeyalia Kharote to Andy Balbirnie, 1 run

Quicker and flatter in middle, Lorcan Tucker rolls this to wide long on for one.

1
7.2

Nangeyalia Kharote to Lorcan Tucker, 1 run

Short of a length on off, Lorcan Tucker punches this to sweeper cover for one.

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7.1

Nangeyalia Kharote to Lorcan Tucker, 2 runs

Tossed up on off, Lorcan Tucker goes for the sweep but top edges this behind Fazalhaq Farooqi at short fine for a couple.

End of over 76 runs
IRE: 57/1CRR: 8.14RRR: 7.38
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6.6

Rashid Khan to Lorcan Tucker, 1 run

Quicker one on off, Lorcan Tucker punches this to long on for one.

1
6.5

Rashid Khan to Andy Balbirnie, 1 run

Tossed up on pads, Andy Balbirnie flicks this towards deep square for one.

3
6.4

Rashid Khan to Lorcan Tucker, 3 runs

Tossed up outside off, Lorcan Tucker takes a good stride out on off and paddles this towards fine leg for three runs.

0
6.3

Rashid Khan to Lorcan Tucker, no run

Top spinner on off, Lorcan Tucker defends this off the back foot.

1
6.2

Rashid Khan to Andy Balbirnie, 1 run

Fuller one leg, Andy Balbirnie tucks this to the leg side for one.

0
6.1

Rashid Khan to Andy Balbirnie, no run

Fuller in middle, Andy Balbirnie punches this back to the bowler.

6:29 PM IST Rashid Khan comes into the attack now.
End of over 66 runs
IRE: 51/1CRR: 8.50RRR: 7.28
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5.6

Nangeyalia Kharote to Andy Balbirnie, 1 run

Tossed up on off, Andy Balbirnie drills this to long off for a single.

0
5.5

Nangeyalia Kharote to Andy Balbirnie, no run

Fuller one angling down leg, Andy Balbirnie looks for te sweep but misses and the ball hits his pads. Loud appeal by the bowler but the umpire turns it down.

0
5.4

Nangeyalia Kharote to Andy Balbirnie, no run

Short of a length wide of off, Andy Balbirnie punches this to mid off for no run.

1
5.3

Nangeyalia Kharote to Lorcan Tucker, 1 run

Tossed up in middle, Lorcan Tucker drills this away for a single.

6:26 PM IST Lorcan Tucker walks out at 3.
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5.2

Nangeyalia Kharote to Paul Stirling, no run

OUT! TIMBER! Drifts one in and straightens after pitching, Paul Stirling looks to block this one but gets beaten as the ball carries on and dislodges the stumps. Paul Stirling walks back after scoring 24.

4
5.1

Nangeyalia Kharote to Paul Stirling, 4 runs

FOUR! GREETED WITH A BOUNDARY! Tossed up wide of off, Paul Stirling lofts this over extra-cover for four.

6:24 PM IST Nangeyalia Kharote comes into the attack.
End of over 52 runs
IRE: 45/0CRR: 9.00RRR: 7.20
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4.6

Naveen-ul-Haq to Andy Balbirnie, no run

Good length on off, Andy Balbirnie slices this towards short third for no run.

1
4.5

Naveen-ul-Haq to Paul Stirling, 1 run

Good length on off, Paul Stirling dabs this to the right of backward point and sets off for a quick one.

0
4.4

Naveen-ul-Haq to Paul Stirling, no run

Yorker on off, Paul Stirling thumps this back to the bowler for no run.

0
4.3

Naveen-ul-Haq to Paul Stirling, no run

Good length on off, Paul Stirling cuts this to cover-point for no run.

1
4.2

Naveen-ul-Haq to Andy Balbirnie, 1 run

On a length around the pads, Andy Balbirnie flicks this to deep square for one.

0
4.1

Naveen-ul-Haq to Andy Balbirnie, no run

Ona length around off, Andy Balbirnie defends this off his front foot.

End of over 414 runs
IRE: 43/0CRR: 10.75RRR: 6.87
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3.6

Azmatullah Omarzai to Andy Balbirnie, 1 run

Good length on the pads, Andy Balbirnie tucks this through the square leg for a single.

0
3.5

Azmatullah Omarzai to Andy Balbirnie, no run

Good length on off, Andy Balbirnie defends this off the front foot.

1
3.4

Azmatullah Omarzai to Paul Stirling, 1 run

Full and in middle, Paul Stirling inside edges this onto his pads and further towards square leg for one.

4
3.3

Azmatullah Omarzai to Paul Stirling, 4 runs

FOUR! Third boundary on a trot. Full and wide outside off, Paul Stirling accepts the gift and slices this through backward point for four more.

4
3.2

Azmatullah Omarzai to Paul Stirling, 4 runs

FOUR! GORGEOUS! On a length wide of off, Paul Stirling slices this all along the carpet through point for four.

4
3.1

Azmatullah Omarzai to Paul Stirling, 4 runs

FOUR! Controlled aggression working well for Ireland! On a length in middle, Paul Stirling swings hard and hammers this through mid-wicket for four.

End of over 314 runs
IRE: 29/0CRR: 9.67RRR: 7.29
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2.6

Fazalhaq Farooqi to Andy Balbirnie, 6 runs

SIX! Short and wide outside off, Andy Balbirnie connects perfectly and nails the square cut up and over deep point for a maximum.

0
2.5

Fazalhaq Farooqi to Andy Balbirnie, no run

Good length on off, nips back in. Andy Balbirnie defends this off his front foot.

6
2.4

Fazalhaq Farooqi to Andy Balbirnie, 6 runs

SIX! UP, UP, UP AND GONE! Short-pitched on leg, Andy Balbirnie pulls this with his eyes off the ball but a good connection takes the ball over the fence towards deep square for a maximum.

0
2.3

Fazalhaq Farooqi to Andy Balbirnie, no run

On a length in middle, Andy Balbirnie scuffs the slog with the ball rolling to mid on for no run.

0
2.2

Fazalhaq Farooqi to Andy Balbirnie, no run

Pitched up outside off, Andy Balbirnie drives this crisply but finds the fielder at extra-cover.

1
2.2

Fazalhaq Farooqi to Andy Balbirnie, 1 run

WIDE! On a length angling down leg, Andy Balbirnie looks for the flick but misses.

1
2.1

Fazalhaq Farooqi to Paul Stirling, 1 run

On a length around off, Paul Stirling dabs this to third man region for one.

End of over 210 runs
IRE: 15/0CRR: 7.50RRR: 7.66
Ball
  • 4(4LB)
  • 1
  • 1
  • 0
  • 0
  • 4
4
1.6

Naveen-ul-Haq to Andy Balbirnie, 4 runs

FOUR! Short and wide outside off, Andy Balbirnie lofts this over point for a boundary. Ireland are off to a good start.

0
1.5

Naveen-ul-Haq to Andy Balbirnie, no run

Back of a length angling over the leg, Andy Balbirnie moves to his off and looks for the ramp but misses.

0
1.4

Naveen-ul-Haq to Andy Balbirnie, no run

Good length outside off, Andy Balbirnie pokes at it and gets beaten.

1
1.3

Naveen-ul-Haq to Paul Stirling, 1 run

On a length around off, Paul Stirling defends this off his front foot towards point for a single.

1
1.2

Naveen-ul-Haq to Andy Balbirnie, 1 run

Short and wide outside off, Andy Balbirnie cuts this to deep third for one.

4
1.1

Naveen-ul-Haq to Andy Balbirnie, 4 runs

FOUR LEG BYES! On a length around the pads, Andy Balbirnie brushes this off his pads towards fine leg for a boundary.

6:05 PM IST Naveen-ul-Haq will bowl from the other end.
End of over 15 runs
IRE: 5/0CRR: 5.00RRR: 7.78
Ball
  • 0
  • 1
  • 0
  • 4
  • 0
  • 0
0
0.6

Fazalhaq Farooqi to Paul Stirling, no run

Good length around off, nipping back in on the batter. Paul Stirling gets on top of it and blocks this out.

0
0.5

Fazalhaq Farooqi to Paul Stirling, no run

Good length on off, Paul Stirling solidly blocks this off his back foot.

4
0.4

Fazalhaq Farooqi to Paul Stirling, 4 runs

FOUR! SUBLIME! PItched up outside off, Paul Stirling gets on top of it and drives this through cover for a boundary.

0
0.3

Fazalhaq Farooqi to Paul Stirling, no run

On a length around middle and leg, Paul Stirling rolls this to mid on for no run.

1
0.2

Fazalhaq Farooqi to Andy Balbirnie, 1 run

On a length wide of off, Andy Balbirnie punches this to deep third for one.

0
0.1

Fazalhaq Farooqi to Andy Balbirnie, no run

Good length on the pads, Andy Balbirnie looks to tuck this around the leg but gets beaten.

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Match Details

Venue
Sharjah Cricket Stadium, Sharjah
Toss
Afghanistan, elected to bat
Series
Afghanistan and Ireland in UAE, 3 T20I Series, 2024
Series Period
15 Mar 2024 - 18 Mar 2024
Match Day
17 Mar 2024 - D/N (20 - over match)
Umpires
Bismillah Jan Shinwari (AFG), Izatullah Safi (AFG) and Ahmed Shah Pakteen (AFG)
Match Referee
David Boon (AUS)