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AFG vs IRE 3rd T20I Commentary

Results
3rd T20I, Sharjah, March 18, 2024, Afghanistan and Ireland tour of UAE, 2024
Afghanistan beat Ireland by 57 runs

Commentary

7:57 PM IST Right then, that is it from the final game of this 3-match T20I series as Afghanistan wins this by 57 runs and clinches the series 2-1. Cricketing actions continue from around the globe and all you need to do is switch tabs and you can find out more cricketing action. Until next time, stay safe and enjoy your time.
7:56 PM IST Rashid Khan the skipper of Afghanistan is also the PLAYER OF THE SERIES for his stellar show with both bat and the ball. He says he is very happy to be on the winning side and it has been a fresh start for him after the injury. Mentions that the youngsters absorbed the pressure and delivered well. Adds that Cricket is more about enjoyment and it is necessary to give that free hand to the youngsters to perform well and the future looks bright for Afghanistan Cricket. Concludes that the preparation for the World Cup has been good and they are mentally and physically in a good space to enter the big tournament.
7:55 PM IST The losing skipper of Ireland Paul Stirling says they were slightly off a bit and they are disappointed with the defeat. Adds that the target wasn't much but a couple of brilliant spells from the Afghan bowlers put them on the back foot. Mentions they have to pick the players and back them and they are exactly going to do that. Closes by saying that victory in the Test match was special on this tour and they are looking forward to the next series now.
7:53 PM IST Ibrahim Zadran is the PLAYER OF THE MATCH for his unbeaten knock of 72 runs off 51 balls. He says he is very happy with his performance in this game after not having two good games. Adds that Ireland played really well in the first game and his team came back stronger and he wanted to contribute. Mentions that he tries to enjoy and adjust to the change in format quickly. States that they will look to prepare well and cover the areas of improvement for the upcoming World Cup.
7:31 PM IST Stay tuned for the presentation ceremony...
7:31 PM IST Earlier in the game, after electing to bat first, Afghanistan were off to a shaky start yet again as poor run for Rahmanullah Gurbaz continued and he was dismissed early on. Thew side lost three wicket for just 48 but a solid fourth wicket partnership of 54 between Ibrahim Zadran and Mohammad Ishaq steadied things for Afghanistan. Wickets kept tumbling on the other end but Ibrahim Zadran continued his good work and made sure the side scored above 150. Ibrahim Zadran was the top scorer for them as he stayed not out at 72. Mohammad Ishaq and Sediqullah Atal got starts but failed to go big. For Ireland, the bowling was nice and tidy with every bowler used chipping in with a wicket each.
7:30 PM IST The bowling from Afghanistan was brilliant inside the powerplay as they nailed their plans. The conditions were favoring the seamers and Naveen-ul-Haq and Fazalhaq Farooqi made the ball talk the best way. Azmatullah Omarzai backed up his opening bowlers and picked up a couple in the middle phase giving away next to nothing. Azmatullah Omarzai was the pick of the bowlers as he picked up 4 and gave away just 9 runs off his 4 overs. Naveen-ul-Haq picked up three while Fazalhaq Farooqi and Nangeyalia Kharote also took one. Rashid Khan once again was economical and also picked up one.
7:28 PM IST Chasing down a tricky total Ireland were off to a poor start as they lost the top three in a jiffy. Paul Stirling, Andy Balbirnie and Lorcan Tucker departed without any significant contributions with the bat. Harry Tector along with Curtis Campher tried well and put up a 24-run partnership for the fourth wicket but that was broken with the dismissal of Harry Tector and George Dockrell couldn't do much either. The sixth wicket partnership between Gareth Delany and Curtis Campher brought some hopes back for Ireland as they scored 36 off just 19 deliveries but the target was too big for the batters down the order. Gareth Delany batted well and fought hard for his side as he scored 21. Curtis Campher looked good for his 28. Other batters just couldn't get going and that cost them the series.
7:27 PM IST Brilliance with the bat from Ibrahim Zadran backed up by a solid bowling performance from the Afghan bowlers has helped Afghanistan win this game by 57 runs. After trailing 0-1, Afghanistan now clinches the series 2-1.
End of over 17.21 run
IRE: 98/10CRR: 5.65RRR: 21.75
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17.2

Naveen-ul-Haq to Ben White, no run

OUT! TIMBER! Naveen-ul-Haq finishes things off with his third wicket. Afghanistan win by 57 runs. Hurls this on a fuller length, on middle and leg, Ben White stays back and looks to play it across the line but misses. The ball zips past the bat and rattles the leg stump. Afghanistan seal the series 2-1.

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17.1

Naveen-ul-Haq to Joshua Little, 1 run

LEG BYES! Bangs it shorter and angles it in on middle and off, Joshua Little looks for the pull but misses. The ball hits him high on the back and trickles to fine leg for a single.

End of over 174 runs
IRE: 97/9CRR: 5.71RRR: 19.66
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16.6

Rashid Khan to Joshua Little, 1 run

Flights this one fuller on middle and leg, Joshua Little mistimes his slog sweep to deep mid-wicket for a single.

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16.5

Rashid Khan to Ben White, 1 run

A tad shorter on middle and leg, Ben White tucks it to square leg for a single.

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16.4

Rashid Khan to Joshua Little, 1 run

Fuller on middle, Joshua Little works it to mid-wicket for a single.

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16.3

Rashid Khan to Ben White, 1 run

LEG BYES! Bowls this fuller and outside off, Ben White gets across the line and looks to sweep but fails to get any bat. The ball trickles off his boots tot he leg side and the batters cross.

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16.2

Rashid Khan to Ben White, no run

Fuller on off, Ben White blocks it back to the bowler.

7:21 PM IST Ben White walks out last to bat.
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16.1

Rashid Khan to Gareth Delany, no run

OUT! TAKEN! Ibrahim Zadran takes a screamer and Rashid Khan finally gets one under his name. Bowls this fuller and on off, Gareth Delany looks for the slog sweep but hits it flat to deep mid-wicket. Ibrahim Zadran gets to the ball and dives to his front to take a brilliant catch.

End of over 162 runs
IRE: 93/8CRR: 5.81RRR: 15.75
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15.6

Azmatullah Omarzai to Joshua Little, no run

Hurls this on a length, over off, Joshua Little punches it to mid off.

7:18 PM IST Joshua Little walks out at 10.
W
15.5

Azmatullah Omarzai to Barry McCarthy, no run

OUT! CAUGHT AND BOWLED! Azmatullah Omarzai is doing everything right with the ball. Bangs this on a good length, on middle and off, Barry McCarthy looks to slice it but gets hurried a bit and ends up chopping it back to Azmatullah Omarzai who takes a good catch on his follow-through.

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15.4

Azmatullah Omarzai to Barry McCarthy, no run

Bangs the deck hard, on a shorter length over off, Barry McCarthy takes a step out and looks to pull but gets beaten.

1
15.3

Azmatullah Omarzai to Gareth Delany, 1 run

On a good length around middle and off, Gareth Delany cuts it to cover for a single.

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15.2

Azmatullah Omarzai to Barry McCarthy, 1 run

Angles it in on a good length, on middle and leg, Barry McCarthy stabs it to the off side and steals a quick single to get off the mark.

7:15 PM IST Barry McCarthy comes out next.
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15.1

Azmatullah Omarzai to Mark Adair, no run

OUT! CHOPPED ON! Azmatullah Omarzai gets his third and Afghanistan inch closer. Omarzai bowls this on a length, just outside off, Mark Adair looks to slash it through off but gets a thick inside edge back onto the stumps.

End of over 156 runs
IRE: 91/6CRR: 6.07RRR: 13
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14.6

Nangeyalia Kharote to Gareth Delany, no run

Short and wide outside off, Gareth Delany cuts this towards point for no run.

0
14.5

Nangeyalia Kharote to Gareth Delany, no run

Fuller one on off, Gareth Delany punches this back to the bowler for no run.

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14.4

Nangeyalia Kharote to Mark Adair, 1 run

Fuller in middle, Mark Adair goes deep and pushes this to the leg side for one.

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14.3

Nangeyalia Kharote to Mark Adair, 4 runs

FOUR! Welcome boundary for Ireland. Fuller one following the batter to his leg, Mark Adair opens up the off-side and drives this through cover for a boundary.

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14.2

Nangeyalia Kharote to Gareth Delany, 1 run

Fuller on off, Gareth Delany flicks this to long on for one.

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14.1

Nangeyalia Kharote to Gareth Delany, no run

Quicker and flatter on off, Gareth Delany punches this to extra-cover for no run.

End of over 143 runs
IRE: 85/6CRR: 6.07RRR: 11.83
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13.6

Rashid Khan to Mark Adair, no run

Quicker and flatter outside off, Mark Adair moves back to cut this but gets beaten.

1
13.5

Rashid Khan to Gareth Delany, 1 run

Wrong'un on pads, Gareth Delany tucks this towards the leg side for one.

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13.4

Rashid Khan to Mark Adair, 1 run

Fuller on off, Mark Adair sweeps this towards deep square for one.

1
13.3

Rashid Khan to Gareth Delany, 1 run

Short of a length in middle, Gareth Delany tucks his to deep mid-wicket for one.

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13.2

Rashid Khan to Gareth Delany, no run

Too full and outside off, Gareth Delany swings hard but misses.

0
13.1

Rashid Khan to Gareth Delany, no run

Leggie outside off, Gareth Delany pushes at it and gets beaten.

7:04 PM IST Mark Adair walks out to bat at number 8 for Ireland.
End of over 1312 runs
IRE: 82/6CRR: 6.31RRR: 10.57
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12.6

Nangeyalia Kharote to Curtis Campher, no run

OUT! HOLES OUT IN THE DEEP! Tossed up outside off, Curtis Campher moves to his leg and looks to launch this out of the park but the ball gets off the bottom of his bat and lands straight into the arms of Ibrahim Zadran at long off.

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12.5

Nangeyalia Kharote to Curtis Campher, no run

Quicker and flatter on off, Curtis Campher underedges this to cover for no run.

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12.4

Nangeyalia Kharote to Gareth Delany, 1 run

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

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12.3

Nangeyalia Kharote to Curtis Campher, 1 run

Short and wide outside off, Curtis Campher cuts this to deep point for one.

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12.2

Nangeyalia Kharote to Curtis Campher, 4 runs

FOUR! Boundaries coming thick and fast. Tossed up in middle, Curtis Campher reverse scoops this in between the keeper and the fielder at short third for four.

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12.1

Nangeyalia Kharote to Curtis Campher, 6 runs

SIX! SLOGGED! Too full in middle, Curtis Campher crouches low and slog sweeps this over deep mid-wicket for a maximum.

End of over 1216 runs
IRE: 70/5CRR: 5.83RRR: 10.75
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11.6

Mohammad Nabi to Gareth Delany, 2 runs

Length dragged back in middle, Gareth Delany slog sweeps this towards deep mid-wicket and takes two.

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11.5

Mohammad Nabi to Gareth Delany, 6 runs

SIX! Gareth has picked up from where he left off last night. Tossed up in the slot, Gareth Delany stands his ground and lofts this over the fence towards the sight screen fro maximum.

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11.4

Mohammad Nabi to Curtis Campher, 1 run

Off-break in middle, Curtis Campher slaps this to deep mid-wicket for one.

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11.3

Mohammad Nabi to Gareth Delany, 1 run

Fuller on in middle, Gareth Delany drills this to long on for one.

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11.2

Mohammad Nabi to Gareth Delany, no run

Fuller on off, Gareth Delany drives this dropping on extra-cover for no run.

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11.1

Mohammad Nabi to Gareth Delany, 6 runs

SIX! TONKED! Short of a length in middle, Gareth Delany clears his front leg and launches this over the fence towards deep mid-wicket fence for a maximum.

End of over 118 runs
IRE: 54/5CRR: 4.91RRR: 11.33
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10.6

Nangeyalia Kharote to Gareth Delany, 1 run

Tossed up in middle, Gareth Delany tucks this through mid-wicket for one.

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10.5

Nangeyalia Kharote to Gareth Delany, no run

Fuller on off, Gareth Delany defends this off his front foot.

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10.4

Nangeyalia Kharote to Curtis Campher, 1 run

Tossed up on off, Curtis Campher drives this to extra-cover for one.

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10.3

Nangeyalia Kharote to Curtis Campher, 4 runs

FOUR! Short of a length around middle and leg, Curtis Campher scoops this wide of short fine for a boundary.

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10.2

Nangeyalia Kharote to Curtis Campher, 2 runs

Tossed up outside off, Curtis Campher dances to the pitch of it and swings hard but slices this towards extra-cover for a couple.

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10.1

Nangeyalia Kharote to Curtis Campher, no run

Short and wide outside off, Curtis Campher cuts this just in front of the short third fielder for no run.

End of over 102 runs
IRE: 46/5CRR: 4.60RRR: 11
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9.6

Azmatullah Omarzai to Gareth Delany, no run

Bangs this hard on the deck, on a good length around middle and off, Gareth Delany punches it to the off side.

6:50 PM IST Time for a drinks break. Afghanistan have a strong hold on this game with half of the Irish side back in the hut. Ireland still needs 110 runs to win but they have lost 5 wickets and they will now have to bat out of their skin to make a game out of it.
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9.5

Azmatullah Omarzai to George Dockrell, no run

OUT! CAUGHT! George Dockrell finds the fielder perfectly! A fuller delivery on the pads, George Dockrell flicks it straight to Naveen-ul-Haq at deep mid-wicket who takes a good low catch in front of him. Ireland now lose half their side.

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9.4

Azmatullah Omarzai to George Dockrell, no run

On a length, on off, George Dockrell blocks it to cover.

1
9.3

Azmatullah Omarzai to Curtis Campher, 1 run

takes pace off and bowls this fuller and into the stumps, Curtis Campher takes a couple of steps out and mistimes his heave over the bowlers head for just a single.

1
9.2

Azmatullah Omarzai to George Dockrell, 1 run

LEG BYES! Angles this in, on a good length around middle and leg, George Dockrell looks to play it straight but gets beaten onto his front pad. The ball clips his pad and rolls to the off side and the batters cross.

0
9.1

Azmatullah Omarzai to George Dockrell, no run

Hurls this on a good length, around middle and leg, George Dockrell dances down the track but gets beaten on all ends.

End of over 94 runs
IRE: 44/4CRR: 4.89RRR: 10.18
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8.6

Rashid Khan to Curtis Campher, no run

Comes from around the wicket and bowls another wrong one, on the stumps, Curtis Campher makes room and blocks it to the off side.

1
8.5

Rashid Khan to George Dockrell, 1 run

A wrong one bowled on a tad shorter length over off, George Dockrell rocks back and punches it to cover for a single.

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8.4

Rashid Khan to George Dockrell, no run

Bowls this fuller and into the stumps, George Dockrell tucks it to short mid-wicket.

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8.3

Rashid Khan to George Dockrell, 2 runs

Fuller delivery on off again, George Dockrell opens the bat face and drives it to sweeper cover for a couple of runs.

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8.2

Rashid Khan to George Dockrell, no run

Fuller and on off, George Dockrell offers a solid front foot defence to cover.

1
8.1

Rashid Khan to Curtis Campher, 1 run

Floats this one up, on off, Curtis Campher eases it to the mid-wicket region for a single.

End of over 81 run
IRE: 40/4CRR: 5.00RRR: 9.66
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7.6

Azmatullah Omarzai to George Dockrell, no run

A terrific over from Azmatullah Omarzai. No runs coming off the bat and a wicket off it. Attacks the stumps on a fuller length, George Dockrell blocks it to the on side.

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7.5

Azmatullah Omarzai to George Dockrell, no run

Right on the money! Bowls the fuller delivery on middle and off, George Dockrell blocks it to the cover.

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7.5

Azmatullah Omarzai to George Dockrell, 1 run

WIDE! Bowls this fuller and down leg, George Dockrell leaves it alone.

0
7.4

Azmatullah Omarzai to George Dockrell, no run

Bowls fuller and into the stumps, George Dockrell taps it to mid on.

6:38 PM IST George Dockrell walks out next.
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7.3

Azmatullah Omarzai to Harry Tector, no run

OUT! CAUGHT! Harry Tector holes out! Azmatullah Omarzai bangs this on a tad shorter length just outside off, Harry Tector looks for the pull but is too early on the shot as he mistimes it straight down Naveen-ul-Haq's throat at deep mid-wicket.

0
7.2

Azmatullah Omarzai to Harry Tector, no run

On a length, around off, Harry Tector looks for the drive but gets beaten on the outside edge.

0
7.1

Azmatullah Omarzai to Harry Tector, no run

Bowls this on a good length, outside off, Harry Tector gets across the line and tries to scoop it over fine leg but misses out as the ball gets though his gloves to his body.

End of over 73 runs
IRE: 39/3CRR: 5.57RRR: 9
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6.6

Rashid Khan to Harry Tector, 1 run

Fuller and on middle, Harry Tector clips it to mid-wicket region for a single.

0
6.5

Rashid Khan to Harry Tector, no run

Fliaghts this one on middle and leg, Harry Tector tucks it to the off side.

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6.4

Rashid Khan to Curtis Campher, 1 run

Tossed it up on off, Curtis Campher works it to deep square leg for a single.

0
6.3

Rashid Khan to Curtis Campher, no run

Shorter and outside off, Curtis Campher cuts it to the off side.

0
6.2

Rashid Khan to Curtis Campher, no run

Bowls it fuller and on leg, Curtis Campher looks for a reverse hit but misses out.

1
6.1

Rashid Khan to Harry Tector, 1 run

LEG BYES! Bowls this one fuller nad on middle and leg, Harry Tector looks to work it on leg but gets cliped on the front pad as the ball rolls over square on wicket on leg for a single.

6:32 PM IST Rashid Khan comes int the attack.
End of over 65 runs
IRE: 36/3CRR: 6.00RRR: 8.57
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5.6

Azmatullah Omarzai to Curtis Campher, no run

Attacks the stumps, on a good length, Curtis Campher pushes it back to the bowler.

1
5.5

Azmatullah Omarzai to Harry Tector, 1 run

In the air, just short of wide third man. Omarzai bowls this one a length at middle, Harry Tector gets an outside edge trying to flick it on leg to deep fine leg for a single.

0
5.4

Azmatullah Omarzai to Harry Tector, no run

Bowls this one fuller and wider on off, Harry Tector looks for the expansive drive but gets beaten.

0
5.3

Azmatullah Omarzai to Harry Tector, no run

On a length, on off, Harry Tector punches it to point.

0
5.2

Azmatullah Omarzai to Harry Tector, no run

Good comeback delivery that! Bangs it hard on a good length, just around off, Harry Tector looks to push at it but gets beaten on the outside edge.

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5.1

Azmatullah Omarzai to Harry Tector, 4 runs

FOUR! Welcomes Omarzai with a beautiful shot. Azmatullah Omarzai starts from over the wicket and bowls it just shorter and over off, Harry Tector waits for it and pulls it off the center of the bat to deep mid-wicket fence for a boundary.

End of over 56 runs
IRE: 31/3CRR: 6.20RRR: 8.33
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4.6

Fazalhaq Farooqi to Curtis Campher, no run

Good length outside off, Curtis Campher looks for the block but misses.

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4.5

Fazalhaq Farooqi to Harry Tector, 1 run

Good length on off, Harry Tector dabs this in front of short third and takes one.

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4.4

Fazalhaq Farooqi to Harry Tector, 4 runs

FOUR! On a length way too wide of off, Harry Tector strides in front and drives this wide of point for a boundary.

0
4.3

Fazalhaq Farooqi to Harry Tector, no run

On a length around off, Harry Tector defends this off the front foot.

0
4.2

Fazalhaq Farooqi to Harry Tector, no run

Good length on off, Harry Tector jams this into the surface for no run. Harry Tector was lucky to have his back pad planed firmly as the ball was chopping back onto the stumps but it deflected off the back leg.

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4.1

Fazalhaq Farooqi to Curtis Campher, 1 run

Too risky for one. On a length outside off, Curtis Campher moves away from the line of it and scoops this over short fine for one.

End of over 410 runs
IRE: 25/3CRR: 6.25RRR: 8.18
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3.6

Naveen-ul-Haq to Harry Tector, no run

Good length on the pads, Harry Tector flicks this to the leg side for no run.

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3.5

Naveen-ul-Haq to Curtis Campher, 1 run

Good length on off, Curtis Campher dabs this gently in front of cover and steals one.

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3.4

Naveen-ul-Haq to Curtis Campher, 4 runs

FOUR! CRUNCHED! On a length wide of off, Curtis Campher swings hard and connects well as the ball races past the point region for four.

1
3.3

Naveen-ul-Haq to Harry Tector, 1 run

LEG BYE! Back of a length around middle and leg, Harry Tector looks for the swipe but misses as the ball deflects off his pads to the off side and they run one.

4
3.2

Naveen-ul-Haq to Harry Tector, 4 runs

FOUR! COUNTER-PUNCH! On a length around off, Harry Tector leans onto this and dives this towards mid off but the ball bumps off the pitch to the right of where the game is played today and bounces over the fielder for four. Unlucky for Afghanistan.

0
3.1

Naveen-ul-Haq to Harry Tector, no run

On a length angling in on the batter, Harry Tector outside edges this on a bounce towards short third.

End of over 34 runs
IRE: 15/3CRR: 5.00RRR: 8.29
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2.6

Fazalhaq Farooqi to Curtis Campher, no run

Good length wide of off, Curtis Campher block this out watchfully for no run.

0
2.5

Fazalhaq Farooqi to Curtis Campher, no run

The ball is doing the talking for these pacers of Afghanistan. On a length pitching outside off and nipping back in a long way. Curtis Campher gets lucky as he bottom edges this onto his pads.

6:15 PM IST Curtis Campher walks out to bat at number 5 for Ireland.
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2.4

Fazalhaq Farooqi to Paul Stirling, no run

OUT! DRAGGED ON! Third wicket falls and Ireland are in a bad state right now. On a length around the pads, Paul Stirling looks for the lofted strike over the bowler's head but the ball sneaks past his bat, deflects off his back pad onto the middle. Paul Stirling has to walk back.

0
2.3

Fazalhaq Farooqi to Paul Stirling, no run

On a length wide of off, Paul Stirling looks to play through the line but gets beaten.

0
2.2

Fazalhaq Farooqi to Paul Stirling, no run

On a length wide of off, shaping away from the batter, Paul Stirling pokes at it and gets beaten.

4
2.1

Fazalhaq Farooqi to Paul Stirling, 4 runs

FOUR! Back of a length around leg, Paul Stirling swings hard and tickles this wide of the keeper to his left for four towards fine leg.

End of over 22 runs
IRE: 11/2CRR: 5.50RRR: 8.05
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1.6

Naveen-ul-Haq to Harry Tector, no run

Back of a length on off, Harry Tector dabs this to short third for no run. Brilliant over comes to an end as Naveen-ul-Haq gives just one and picks up two off it.

1
1.5

Naveen-ul-Haq to Paul Stirling, 1 run

LEG BYE! On a length tailing down leg, Paul Stirling attempts the flick and misses but catches his shoe on the follow through and the batters cross for one.

0
1.4

Naveen-ul-Haq to Paul Stirling, no run

Nearly another one. On a length around off, Paul Stirling looks for the punch but gets an inside edge chopping towards the leg side for no run.

1
1.3

Naveen-ul-Haq to Harry Tector, 1 run

Good length on off, Harry Tector punches this crisply through cover for a single.

6:08 PM IST Harry Tector walks out to bat next for Ireland.
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1.2

Naveen-ul-Haq to Lorcan Tucker, no run

OUT! TIMBER AGAIN! Naveen-ul-Haq is on fire. On a length pitching wide of off, nipping back in a long way. Lorcan Tucker advances towards off and looks for that lofted drive but the ball goes through the gate between the bat and the pads onto the top of off this time. Naveen-ul-Haq is on a hattrick.

6:05 PM IST Lorcan Tucker walks out to bat next for Ireland.
W
1.1

Naveen-ul-Haq to Andy Balbirnie, no run

OUT! TIMBER! Cleaned'em all ends up. On a length nipping back in sharply, Andy Balbirnie goes through with the drive but the ball sneaks past the bat and clips the top of leg to send Andy Balbirnie back in the hut. A perfect start to Naveen-ul-Haq.

6:04 PM IST Naveen-ul-Haq will share the new ball from the other end.
End of over 19 runs
IRE: 9/0CRR: 9.00RRR: 7.73
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0.6

Fazalhaq Farooqi to Paul Stirling, no run

On a length around off, swinging in onto the batter. Paul Stirling convincingly blocks this out.

1
0.5

Fazalhaq Farooqi to Andy Balbirnie, 1 run

On a length outside off, Andy Balbirnie throws his hands at it and gets an outside edge towards third man for one.

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0.4

Fazalhaq Farooqi to Andy Balbirnie, no run

On a length sliding across the batter, Andy Balbirnie looks for the block but gets beaten.

4
0.3

Fazalhaq Farooqi to Andy Balbirnie, 4 runs

FOUR! SUBLIME! Pitched up swinging in on off, Andy Balbirnie gets on top of it and drives this all along the grass through cover for a boundary.

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0.2

Fazalhaq Farooqi to Andy Balbirnie, no run

Good length on off, Andy Balbirnie punches this to point for no run.

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0.1

Fazalhaq Farooqi to Andy Balbirnie, 4 runs

FOUR! STREAKY! On a length wide of off, Andy Balbirnie pushes hard at it and gets an outside edge though short third for a boundary. Andy Balbirnie wouldn't mind such a start.

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