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Wednesday, May 29, 2024

AFG vs IRE One-off Test Commentary

Results
One-off Test, Abu Dhabi, February 28, 2024, Afghanistan and Ireland tour of UAE, 2024
AfghanistanAFGAfghanistan
155/10218/10
IrelandIREIreland
263/10111/4
Ireland beat Afghanistan by 6 wickets
Day 3Session 3

Commentary

1:18 PM IST That's it from this game, a day to remember for the Irish as they bag their first Test win. They'll be hoping it is just the start. Afghanistan on the other hand, have a lot to improve. They haven't had the best of times in this format in recent times. We hope you enjoyed our company. Until next time, goodbye and take care.
1:16 PM IST Andy Balbirnie says he is very happy. They were really good through out. Adds they bowled really well and with a lot of discipline. Mentions they just needed one partnership chasing a small score and they got it. Also says he is proud of the boys and it is a big achievement. Ends by saying he hopes to improve from here on and do well in the limited opportunities.
1:05 PM IST Hashmatullah Shahidi says they let themselves down with the bat in the first innings. Adds the Irish bowled really well. Adds they did have a few positives, Gurbaz and Naveed were good and credits Zia for the way he bowled. Ends by congratulating the Irish for their first win.
1:03 PM IST Mark Adair, Man of the Match, says he is feeling great and he is enjoying the moment. States the boys were brilliant and they are extremely happy. Adds Test cricket was difficult but he hopes they can kick on from here. Mentions the players have been excellent and it was superb performance. Ends by saying he is looking forward for the shorter format.
12:45 PM IST Chasing a small target, they did lose four wickets early but Tucker and Balbirnie played brilliantly. They added over 50. Balbirnie scored a fine half-ton and Tucker supported him well to create history for Ireland.
12:44 PM IST It was Ireland's pacers yet again who shined the second time around. They yet again bowled out Afghanistan for a moderate total. Young, Barry and Adair all ended with three wickets each and ensured they did not have to chase a big score.
12:41 PM IST In reply, a combined batting effort saw them take a lead of around 100. Stirling was the star with the bat with a half-ton but there were a few more who got to decent scores which helped them get that lead.
12:40 PM IST History has been created! This is Ireland's first-ever Test win and it is a convincing one in the end. Right from Day 1 they have dominated. First, they bowled Afghanistan for a low score thanks to a fifer from Adair.
End of over 31.34 runs
IRE: 111/4CRR: 3.52
Ball
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Naveed Zadran:9.3-0-31-2
1
31.3

Naveed Zadran to Lorcan Tucker, 1 run

There are the winning runs! Fuller and on the pads. Tucker looks to flick but gets an inside edge. It rolls on the leg side for one. Ireland win by 6 wickets.

3
31.2

Naveed Zadran to Andy Balbirnie, 3 runs

SCORES LEVEL! This is full and outside off. This is driven through covers. The fielder runs to his left and keeps it down to three.

0
31.1

Naveed Zadran to Andy Balbirnie, no run

Fuller and outside off, Balbirnie looks to drive but it goes off the inner half to mid on.

End of over 316 runs
IRE: 107/4CRR: 3.45
Ball
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0
30.6

Zia ur Rehman to Lorcan Tucker, no run

On off, blocked.

1
30.5

Zia ur Rehman to Andy Balbirnie, 1 run

A single, now just 4 away! On the pads, this is swept through square leg for one.

0
30.4

Zia ur Rehman to Andy Balbirnie, no run

On middle, kept out.

1
30.3

Zia ur Rehman to Lorcan Tucker, 1 run

Angled into the pads. Tucker looks to flick but misses. It hits the pad and rolls on the leg side. Leg bye taken.

0
30.2

Zia ur Rehman to Lorcan Tucker, no run

On middle, kept out.

4
30.1

Zia ur Rehman to Lorcan Tucker, 4 runs

FOUR! Just the big hit away now! On middle, the sweep is out and it is nailed through mid-wicket. This races away to the fence.

End of over 304 runs
IRE: 101/4CRR: 3.37
Ball
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0
29.6

Naveed Zadran to Andy Balbirnie, no run

On off, this is defended.

0
29.5

Naveed Zadran to Andy Balbirnie, no run

Another full ball on middle, it is pushed to mid on again.

0
29.4

Naveed Zadran to Andy Balbirnie, no run

On the fuller side. This is driven but to mid on.

4
29.3

Naveed Zadran to Andy Balbirnie, 4 runs

FOUR! Cut away. Just the 10 needed. Outside off. This is flayed past point for a boundary.

0
29.2

Naveed Zadran to Andy Balbirnie, no run

Around off, blocked.

0
29.1

Naveed Zadran to Andy Balbirnie, no run

Fullish and on off, this is pushed to cover.

End of over 292 runs
IRE: 97/4CRR: 3.34
Ball
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0
28.6

Zia ur Rehman to Lorcan Tucker, no run

Quicker and on off, Tucker pushes it to cover.

0
28.5

Zia ur Rehman to Lorcan Tucker, no run

On the stumps, blocked.

0
28.4

Zia ur Rehman to Lorcan Tucker, no run

Floats it up on off, blocked.

0
28.3

Zia ur Rehman to Lorcan Tucker, no run

On middle, kept out.

1
28.2

Zia ur Rehman to Andy Balbirnie, 1 run

Fifty for Andy Balbirnie. Top, top knock. He saw wickets falling at the other end but has held fort and he is taki by his side to a historic win. On middle, this is pushed past cover for one.

1
28.1

Zia ur Rehman to Lorcan Tucker, 1 run

Shorter and on off, this is pushed past cover for one.

End of over 283 runs
IRE: 95/4CRR: 3.39
Ball
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1
27.6

Naveed Zadran to Lorcan Tucker, 1 run

Takes one as this is nudged on the leg side.

0
27.5

Naveed Zadran to Lorcan Tucker, no run

On the off pole. Kept out.

0
27.4

Naveed Zadran to Lorcan Tucker, no run

On off, kept out.

0
27.3

Naveed Zadran to Lorcan Tucker, no run

Around off, kept out.

2
27.2

Naveed Zadran to Lorcan Tucker, 2 runs

Two! Outside off. Tucker times it past cover for two.

0
27.1

Naveed Zadran to Lorcan Tucker, no run

Goes fuller and on middle, this is pushed to mid on.

End of over 274 runs
IRE: 92/4CRR: 3.41
Ball
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0
26.6

Zia ur Rehman to Andy Balbirnie, no run

Anothet tossed up ball on middle. This is pushed to cover.

0
26.5

Zia ur Rehman to Andy Balbirnie, no run

Gives it air and lands it on off. This is pushed to cover.

0
26.4

Zia ur Rehman to Andy Balbirnie, no run

Floats it up on off, Andy keeps it out.

0
26.3

Zia ur Rehman to Andy Balbirnie, no run

Quicker and on off, this holds its line. Defended.

0
26.2

Zia ur Rehman to Andy Balbirnie, no run

Flatter and on off, kept out.

4
26.1

Zia ur Rehman to Andy Balbirnie, 4 runs

FOUR! Runs needed below 20 now! On the pads. This is swept past short fine leg and this one races away.

End of over 265 runs
IRE: 88/4CRR: 3.38
Ball
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Zahir Khan:3-0-13-0
0
25.6

Zahir Khan to Lorcan Tucker, no run

Shorter and on off, this is pushed to cover.

0
25.5

Zahir Khan to Lorcan Tucker, no run

Good delivery! This lands around off and spins away. Tucker looks to defend but is beaten.

1
25.4

Zahir Khan to Andy Balbirnie, 1 run

On middle. Too short. This is worked on the leg side for one. Khan has been quite poor. Has leaked runs in the few overs he has bowled.

2
25.3

Zahir Khan to Andy Balbirnie, 2 runs

Two more! Runs needed now below 25! Fuller and outside off. This is carved past point for two.

1
25.2

Zahir Khan to Lorcan Tucker, 1 run

Fuller and outside off, this is driven towards cover for one.

1
25.1

Zahir Khan to Andy Balbirnie, 1 run

Another single! On the pads, this is nudged on the leg side for one.

End of over 257 runs
IRE: 83/4CRR: 3.32
Ball
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1
24.6

Zia ur Rehman to Andy Balbirnie, 1 run

A single to end a productive over for the visitors! Outside off, this is pushed through covers for one.

1
24.5

Zia ur Rehman to Lorcan Tucker, 1 run

Fuller and on middle, this is pushed towards mid on for one.

0
24.4

Zia ur Rehman to Lorcan Tucker, no run

Just short! Floats it up on off, Tucker looks to push at it with hard hands. It goes off the outside edge but still does not carry to second slip.

0
24.3

Zia ur Rehman to Lorcan Tucker, no run

On middle, kept out.

1
24.2

Zia ur Rehman to Andy Balbirnie, 1 run

Now works this around the corner and takes one more run off the target needed.

4
24.1

Zia ur Rehman to Andy Balbirnie, 4 runs

FOUR! Off the outer half and Ireland and nearing their first win in Tests. Outside off. Andy plays it square on the off side. It goes past the diving fielder and behind for a boundary.

End of over 243 runs
IRE: 76/4CRR: 3.17
Ball
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0
23.6

Zahir Khan to Lorcan Tucker, no run

Around off, kept out.

1
23.6

Zahir Khan to Lorcan Tucker, 1 run

A loud appeal but turned down. Would not have mattered as it is a no ball. Around off. Tucker looks to play the reverse sweep but misses to get hit on the pads. Looked close.

1
23.5

Zahir Khan to Andy Balbirnie, 1 run

On the pads. This is swept down to fine leg for one.

0
23.4

Zahir Khan to Andy Balbirnie, no run

That is a beauty! How has that missed the off pole? This lands outside off and spins back in. Andy looks to drive but it goes past the inside edge and misses the off pole.

0
23.3

Zahir Khan to Andy Balbirnie, no run

Tossed up on off, blocked.

1
23.2

Zahir Khan to Lorcan Tucker, 1 run

On the pads, this is flicked through square leg and a run is taken.

0
23.1

Zahir Khan to Lorcan Tucker, no run

On the pads, this is worked on the leg side. It lands short of short leg.

End of over 234 runs
IRE: 73/4CRR: 3.17
Ball
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1
22.6

Zia ur Rehman to Lorcan Tucker, 1 run

On middle. The sweep is out, it is hit through square leg for one.

0
22.5

Zia ur Rehman to Lorcan Tucker, no run

Around off, kept out.

0
22.4

Zia ur Rehman to Lorcan Tucker, no run

Flatter and on middlr, blocked.

1
22.3

Zia ur Rehman to Andy Balbirnie, 1 run

Runs coming quickly now! Angled in on off. Shorter. This is pushed past cover for one.

2
22.2

Zia ur Rehman to Andy Balbirnie, 2 runs

Another couple! On the pads. Balbirnie looks to flick but misses. It hits the pad and rolls down towards fine leg. Two taken.

0
22.1

Zia ur Rehman to Andy Balbirnie, no run

Around off, this is pushed to the man at cover.

End of over 225 runs
IRE: 69/4CRR: 3.14
Ball
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2
21.6

Zahir Khan to Lorcan Tucker, 2 runs

Two to end! On the pads. Tucker works it fine on the leg side and takes two.

1
21.5

Zahir Khan to Andy Balbirnie, 1 run

On the pads, this is worked through square leg for one.

0
21.4

Zahir Khan to Andy Balbirnie, no run

Flighted ball and on off, kept out.

1
21.4

Zahir Khan to Andy Balbirnie, 1 run

Gives it air and bowls it fuller and on off, Balbirnie looks to drive but it goes off the inner half back to the bowler. No ball given.

0
21.3

Zahir Khan to Andy Balbirnie, no run

Shorter and on middle, Balbirine defends it nicely.

0
21.2

Zahir Khan to Andy Balbirnie, no run

Slower and on off, defended.

1
21.1

Zahir Khan to Lorcan Tucker, 1 run

Wrong end! On the pads, this is worked through square leg. They take one. Tucker sets off for the second but is sent back from halfway down. The throw is to the keeper who collects it and then has a shy at the other end but misses. Tucker would have been in though.

End of over 211 run
IRE: 64/4CRR: 3.05
Ball
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0
20.6

Zia ur Rehman to Andy Balbirnie, no run

On off, kept out.

0
20.5

Zia ur Rehman to Andy Balbirnie, no run

That is unplayable! This is floated up around off, it lands and spins away. Balbirnie looks to drive but is beaten. He was done in by the dip on the ba there.

0
20.4

Zia ur Rehman to Andy Balbirnie, no run

Floats it up on off, kept out.

0
20.3

Zia ur Rehman to Andy Balbirnie, no run

Slower through the air and outside off. Andy looks to sweep but misses.

1
20.2

Zia ur Rehman to Lorcan Tucker, 1 run

Outside off, Tucker goes back and guides it past point for one.

0
20.1

Zia ur Rehman to Lorcan Tucker, no run

Flighted ball and on off, Tucker plays it to cover.

End of over 201 run
IRE: 63/4CRR: 3.15
Ball
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1
19.6

Naveed Zadran to Lorcan Tucker, 1 run

Short and on middle, this is pulled through square leg for one.

0
19.5

Naveed Zadran to Lorcan Tucker, no run

Back of a length and on off, this is pushed to cover.

0
19.4

Naveed Zadran to Lorcan Tucker, no run

Fullish again and on off. Tucker pushes it but to mid off again.

0
19.3

Naveed Zadran to Lorcan Tucker, no run

Yet again goes full, looking some swing but there is not any. It is driven firmly to mid off.

0
19.2

Naveed Zadran to Lorcan Tucker, no run

On the fuller side again, outside off. Tucker looks to drive but this goes off the inner half to mid off.

0
19.1

Naveed Zadran to Lorcan Tucker, no run

On the fuller side and around off. Tucker drives but finds cover.

End of over 191 run
IRE: 62/4CRR: 3.26
Ball
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0
18.6

Zia ur Rehman to Andy Balbirnie, no run

Close! Fired down the leg side. Andy looks to sweep but misses. It goes just past the leg pole.

0
18.5

Zia ur Rehman to Andy Balbirnie, no run

Quicker and on off. Andy punches it to cover.

1
18.4

Zia ur Rehman to Lorcan Tucker, 1 run

Slightly fuller and outside off. Tucker leans into it and strokes it through covers. A single taken.

0
18.3

Zia ur Rehman to Lorcan Tucker, no run

Flatter and on off. Defended.

0
18.2

Zia ur Rehman to Lorcan Tucker, no run

On off, kept out.

0
18.1

Zia ur Rehman to Lorcan Tucker, no run

Close! Angled into middle. Tucker looks to defend but gets an inside edge onto the pads. There's a short leg waiting but this lands safe.

End of over 182 runs
IRE: 61/4CRR: 3.39
Ball
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1
17.6

Naveed Zadran to Lorcan Tucker, 1 run

Now Tucker takes one as he guides this towards point. He is a busy player. Will keep the scoreboard ticking along.

1
17.5

Naveed Zadran to Andy Balbirnie, 1 run

Just outside off. Andy lets it come to him and then guides it past point for one.

0
17.4

Naveed Zadran to Andy Balbirnie, no run

Another dot! Just outside off. This is pushed to cover.

0
17.3

Naveed Zadran to Andy Balbirnie, no run

On middle, this is pushed to the man at mid on.

0
17.2

Naveed Zadran to Andy Balbirnie, no run

No carry there! Outside off. Left alone. This one stays quite low.

0
17.1

Naveed Zadran to Andy Balbirnie, no run

Goes full again and on off, this is pushed to mid off.

End of over 175 runs
IRE: 59/4CRR: 3.47
Ball
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0
16.6

Zia ur Rehman to Lorcan Tucker, no run

Dot to end! Corrects his line and bowls it on off. Kept out.

4
16.5

Zia ur Rehman to Lorcan Tucker, 4 runs

FOUR! Tickled nice and fine! Runs coming quickly now! On the pads. Tucker works it fine on the leg side and it races away to the fence.

0
16.4

Zia ur Rehman to Lorcan Tucker, no run

Slower this time and on off. Tucker lunges and keeps it out.

0
16.3

Zia ur Rehman to Lorcan Tucker, no run

Quicker and on middle. This lands and holds its line. Tucker defends.

0
16.2

Zia ur Rehman to Lorcan Tucker, no run

Flatter this time and on off, this is pushed to cover.

1
16.1

Zia ur Rehman to Andy Balbirnie, 1 run

On middle, this is swept through square leg for one. He had to hit that or he would have been an LBW candidate.

End of over 167 runs
IRE: 54/4CRR: 3.38
Ball
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0
15.6

Nijat Masood to Lorcan Tucker, no run

Beaten! A beaut of a delivery to end! Length and outside off, this lands and jags back in. Tucker looks to defend but it goes past the inside edge and over the middle pole.

1
15.5

Nijat Masood to Andy Balbirnie, 1 run

This is shortish and outside off. It is pushed past cover for one. This is turning out to be a good over.

4
15.4

Nijat Masood to Andy Balbirnie, 4 runs

FOUR! Clipped away! Fifty up with that boundary! Angled into the pads. A little too straight and a little too full. This is worked through mid-wicket. This one races away.

1
15.3

Nijat Masood to Lorcan Tucker, 1 run

Quick run! These quick singles are useful when runs are hard to come. On middle, this is pushed towards mid on for one.

0
15.2

Nijat Masood to Lorcan Tucker, no run

Confidence! Takes a few steps down the track! This is on a length and around off. Tucker plays it solidly to cover.

1
15.1

Nijat Masood to Andy Balbirnie, 1 run

Back of a length and on off, this is pushed towards cover and he gets to the other end.

End of over 153 runs
IRE: 47/4CRR: 3.13
Ball
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0
14.6

Zia ur Rehman to Lorcan Tucker, no run

This is flatter, this one goes on with the angle. Defended.

0
14.5

Zia ur Rehman to Lorcan Tucker, no run

Zia pushes this one through. It lands around off and spins away. Tucker is beaten as he looks to defend.

2
14.4

Zia ur Rehman to Lorcan Tucker, 2 runs

Out comes the sweep. This is the thing about Tucker, he loves playing these shots and will score quickly. On middle, this is swept through square leg for two.

0
14.3

Zia ur Rehman to Lorcan Tucker, no run

Floats it up on off, nice and slow. Tucker pushes it to cover.

1
14.2

Zia ur Rehman to Andy Balbirnie, 1 run

Slightly shorter this time, Andy goes back and pushes it past cover and takes one.

0
14.1

Zia ur Rehman to Andy Balbirnie, no run

Slower and on off, this is defended.

End of over 145 runs
IRE: 44/4CRR: 3.14
Ball
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0
13.6

Nijat Masood to Lorcan Tucker, no run

Good length and on off, Tucker keeps it out well.

1
13.5

Nijat Masood to Andy Balbirnie, 1 run

Fuller and on off, Andy leans into it and gets it past cover for one.

0
13.4

Nijat Masood to Andy Balbirnie, no run

Good length and around off, Andy pushes it to the man at cover.

0
13.3

Nijat Masood to Andy Balbirnie, no run

Down the leg side. Left alone.

4
13.2

Nijat Masood to Andy Balbirnie, 4 runs

FOUR! Off the outside edge! Length and around off. Andy looks to defend but this goes off the outside edge and down to the third man fence. Handy boundary. Runs are hard to come by at the moment.

0
13.1

Nijat Masood to Andy Balbirnie, no run

Fuller and on middle, this is pushed to mid on.

End of over 131 run
IRE: 39/4CRR: 3.00
Ball
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W
12.6

Zia ur Rehman to Paul Stirling, no run

OUT! EDGED AND TAKEN! Shah takes a good catch. Stirling falls. The big fish is out of here. Zia ur Rehman has been so good so far and he deserves this wicket. This is slower, it lands on off and then turns away. Paul looks to defend but it goes off the outside edge and the first slip fielder takes a good low catch. Game on. Afghanistan now 6 wickets away.

0
12.5

Zia ur Rehman to Paul Stirling, no run

Another massive appeal but turned down again! The review is taken. This could be close. Seems to be spinning away from off. NOT OUT! It is! It is turning too much and that is a top decision. The impact is outside off too. This is full and on off. Stirling looks to sweep but misses to get hit on the pads.

0
12.4

Zia ur Rehman to Paul Stirling, no run

A loud appeal but turned down! Pitched outside leg. This lands around leg and spins away. Stirling looks to defend but misses to get hit on the pads.

0
12.3

Zia ur Rehman to Paul Stirling, no run

Floats it up on off, kept out.

1
12.2

Zia ur Rehman to Andy Balbirnie, 1 run

On middle, this comes in with the arm. Andy lets it come to him and works it on the leg side for one.

0
12.1

Zia ur Rehman to Andy Balbirnie, no run

Relentless stuff! Attacks the stumps, the pace is nice and slow. Defended.

End of over 120 run
IRE: 38/3CRR: 3.17
Ball
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0
11.6

Nijat Masood to Paul Stirling, no run

This time he gets the ball to come back in. It is fuller and on middlr. It shapes back in. Stirling looks to flick but misses to get hit on the pads.

0
11.5

Nijat Masood to Paul Stirling, no run

Solid from Stirling! On middle, kept out.

0
11.4

Nijat Masood to Paul Stirling, no run

Beaten! Slightly fuller and shaping away. Stirling looks to push at it but is beaten.

0
11.3

Nijat Masood to Paul Stirling, no run

Stirling takes a few steps ahead and this is angled into the pads. He looks to flick but misses to get hit on the pads.

0
11.2

Nijat Masood to Paul Stirling, no run

Good length agajn, angled into middle from wide of the crease. Kept out.

0
11.1

Nijat Masood to Paul Stirling, no run

On off, kept out.

End of over 112 runs
IRE: 38/3CRR: 3.45
Ball
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10.6

Zia ur Rehman to Andy Balbirnie, 2 runs

Off the outer half but runs! Floats it up, it lands on off and there is a little bit of turn away. It goes off the outside edge and through point for two.

0
10.5

Zia ur Rehman to Andy Balbirnie, no run

Flatter and on off, this is pushed to cover.

0
10.4

Zia ur Rehman to Andy Balbirnie, no run

Big turn again! This is slower and around off, it lands and turns away sharply. Andy looks to push at it but is beaten.

0
10.3

Zia ur Rehman to Andy Balbirnie, no run

Flatter this time and on middle. Andy keeps it out.

0
10.2

Zia ur Rehman to Andy Balbirnie, no run

Slower and on off, this one goes on with the arm. It is pushed to cover.

0
10.1

Zia ur Rehman to Andy Balbirnie, no run

That is a beauty! These 70-odd runs are not going to be easy. This is angled into the off pole. It lands and spins away. Balbirine is beaten as he tries to defend.

10:59 AM IST We are back for what could be the last session of the day and possibly of the match too! Stirling and Balbirine walk out to resume their innings. Zia ur Rehman to begin.
10:58 AM IST ... DAY 3, SESSION 3 ...
10:44 AM IST Afghanistan have fought back well! Ireland still in the driving seat but credit to the character shown by the hosts. They are defending a small total but got three wickets early. Stirling and Balbirnie though have steadied the ship a little. The Irish would hope these two can continue the good work. Afghanistan on the other hand, will know if they get these two, game could well and truly be in their side. Join us for what could be the last session of this game in a bit.
End of over 105 runs
IRE: 36/3CRR: 3.60
Ball
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4
9.6

Naveed Zadran to Paul Stirling, 4 runs

FOUR! The session ends with a boundary! Short and outside off. This is flayed past point and it races away. That will be Tea!

1
9.5

Naveed Zadran to Andy Balbirnie, 1 run

Shorter and on off, this is pushed past cover for one.

0
9.4

Naveed Zadran to Andy Balbirnie, no run

Around off, kept out.

0
9.3

Naveed Zadran to Andy Balbirnie, no run

Fuller and on off, this is pushed to cover.

0
9.2

Naveed Zadran to Andy Balbirnie, no run

Outside off, left alone.

0
9.1

Naveed Zadran to Andy Balbirnie, no run

Around off, kept out.

End of over 95 runs
IRE: 31/3CRR: 3.44
Ball
  • 0
  • 0
  • 0
  • 0
  • 1
  • 4
4
8.6

Nijat Masood to Paul Stirling, 4 runs

FOUR! Pulled away! Short and on middle, this is hammered through mid-wicket and the ball races away to the fence.

1
8.5

Nijat Masood to Andy Balbirnie, 1 run

A single as this is nudged on the leg side.

0
8.4

Nijat Masood to Andy Balbirnie, no run

Around off, kept out.

0
8.3

Nijat Masood to Andy Balbirnie, no run

On the off pole. Kept out.

0
8.2

Nijat Masood to Andy Balbirnie, no run

On middle. Kept out.

0
8.1

Nijat Masood to Andy Balbirnie, no run

Good length again and on off. Andy pushed it to cover.

End of over 85 runs
IRE: 26/3CRR: 3.25
Ball
  • 1
  • 4
  • 0
  • 0
  • 0
  • 0
0
7.6

Naveed Zadran to Paul Stirling, no run

Around off. Defended.

0
7.5

Naveed Zadran to Paul Stirling, no run

On off, kept out.

0
7.4

Naveed Zadran to Paul Stirling, no run

On off, kept out.

0
7.3

Naveed Zadran to Paul Stirling, no run

Around off, kept out.

4
7.2

Naveed Zadran to Paul Stirling, 4 runs

FOUR! That is driven nicely! Length and around off. Stirling stands tall and strokes it through covers. Boundary.

1
7.1

Naveed Zadran to Andy Balbirnie, 1 run

A single now as this is tucked on the leg side for one.

End of over 72 runs
IRE: 21/3CRR: 3.00
Ball
  • 0
  • 1
  • 0
  • 0
  • 1
  • 0
0
6.6

Nijat Masood to Paul Stirling, no run

Outside off. Stirling goes after it but misses.

1
6.5

Nijat Masood to Andy Balbirnie, 1 run

Shortish and on off, this is pushed past cover for one.

0
6.4

Nijat Masood to Andy Balbirnie, no run

Around off, kept out.

0
6.3

Nijat Masood to Andy Balbirnie, no run

On off, defended.

1
6.2

Nijat Masood to Paul Stirling, 1 run

A single as this is worked through square leg for one.

0
6.1

Nijat Masood to Paul Stirling, no run

Around off, kept out.

End of over 62 runs
IRE: 19/3CRR: 3.17
Ball
  • 0
  • 0
  • 0
  • 0
  • 0
  • 2
2
5.6

Naveed Zadran to Andy Balbirnie, 2 runs

Two to end the over! On middle, this is clipped through mid-wicket for two.

0
5.5

Naveed Zadran to Andy Balbirnie, no run

On off, kept out.

0
5.4

Naveed Zadran to Andy Balbirnie, no run

Shorter and outside off. Andy slashes but misses.

0
5.3

Naveed Zadran to Andy Balbirnie, no run

On the stumps, defended.

0
5.2

Naveed Zadran to Andy Balbirnie, no run

On off, this is pushed to cover.

0
5.1

Naveed Zadran to Andy Balbirnie, no run

Around off, blocked.

End of over 56 runs
IRE: 17/3CRR: 3.40
Ball
  • 0
  • 2
  • W
  • 1
  • 3
  • 0
0
4.6

Nijat Masood to Paul Stirling, no run

On off, kept out.

3
4.5

Nijat Masood to Andy Balbirnie, 3 runs

Three! On middle, this is worked through square leg. Three taken.

1
4.4

Nijat Masood to Paul Stirling, 1 run

On middle. This is nudged around the corner for one.

W
4.3

Nijat Masood to Harry Tector, no run

OUT! Edged and taken! Three down now and Afghanistan are on a rampage here. This is on a length and around off, this lands and moves away. Tector looks to drive but it goes off the outside edge and the keeper takes it. Massive wicket. Tector is the best batter in this side.

2
4.2

Nijat Masood to Harry Tector, 2 runs

Two! On middle, this is worked through mid-wicket for two.

0
4.1

Nijat Masood to Harry Tector, no run

On off, blocked.

End of over 42 runs
IRE: 11/2CRR: 2.75
Ball
  • 0
  • 0
  • 2
  • 0
  • 0
  • 0
0
3.6

Naveed Zadran to Andy Balbirnie, no run

On off, kept out.

0
3.5

Naveed Zadran to Andy Balbirnie, no run

Around off, kept out.

0
3.4

Naveed Zadran to Andy Balbirnie, no run

On off, kept out.

2
3.3

Naveed Zadran to Andy Balbirnie, 2 runs

Two! Length and on off, this is pushed through covers for two.

0
3.2

Naveed Zadran to Andy Balbirnie, no run

Around off, kept out.

0
3.1

Naveed Zadran to Andy Balbirnie, no run

Around off, blocked.

End of over 31 run
IRE: 9/2CRR: 3.00
Ball
  • 0
  • 1
  • 0
  • 0
  • 0
  • 0
0
2.6

Nijat Masood to Harry Tector, no run

Solid! On off, defended.

0
2.5

Nijat Masood to Harry Tector, no run

Outside off, left alone.

0
2.4

Nijat Masood to Harry Tector, no run

Outside off, left alone.

0
2.3

Nijat Masood to Harry Tector, no run

Outside off, left alone.

1
2.2

Nijat Masood to Andy Balbirnie, 1 run

Outside off, this is pushed through covers for one.

0
2.1

Nijat Masood to Andy Balbirnie, no run

Around off, Andy looks to drive but gets an inside edge onto the pads.

End of over 23 runs
IRE: 8/2CRR: 4.00
Ball
  • 0
  • 0
  • 3
  • 0
  • W
  • W
W
1.6

Naveed Zadran to Curtis Campher, no run

OUT! TIMBER! Two in two. That is a beauty and Afghanistan are back in this. Length and on off, this lands and comes back in too. Campher plays outside the line. This goes past the inside edge and hits the stumps.

W
1.5

Naveed Zadran to Peter Moor, no run

OUT! TIMBER! That is a beauty and Afghanistan strike early. This is on off, it jags back in. Moor looks to drive but this sneaks through the gap between bat and pad and it hits the stump.

0
1.4

Naveed Zadran to Peter Moor, no run

On off, defended.

3
1.3

Naveed Zadran to Andy Balbirnie, 3 runs

Three! Shorter and around off, this is pushed past cover for three.

0
1.2

Naveed Zadran to Andy Balbirnie, no run

Back of a length and on off, blocked.

0
1.1

Naveed Zadran to Andy Balbirnie, no run

Outside off. Left alone.

End of over 15 runs
IRE: 5/0CRR: 5.00
Ball
  • 4(4LB)
  • 1(1NB)
  • 0
  • 0
  • 0
  • 0
  • 0
0
0.6

Nijat Masood to Peter Moor, no run

Outside off, left alone.

0
0.5

Nijat Masood to Peter Moor, no run

Just short! Afghanistan need luck to their way, they need everything to carry and they need to take it. In fact, this has carried but not taken. Tough chance. Length and around off. Moor pushes at it, this goes off the outside edge low to second slip but he spills it.

0
0.4

Nijat Masood to Peter Moor, no run

Around off, kept out.

0
0.3

Nijat Masood to Peter Moor, no run

That is a lovely nut! Length and around off, this lands and moves away. Moor looks to defend but is beaten.

0
0.2

Nijat Masood to Peter Moor, no run

Solid! On a length and around off, this is pushed to cover.

1
0.2

Nijat Masood to Peter Moor, 1 run

Now a no ball! Good length and on off, blocked.

4
0.1

Nijat Masood to Peter Moor, 4 runs

FOUR! Off the mark with a boundary are the Irish! On the pads. This is tickled fine down the leg side and it races away to the fence.

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Match Details

Venue
Tolerance Oval, Abu Dhabi
Toss
Afghanistan, elected to bat
Series
Afghanistan and Ireland in UAE, Only Test, 2024
Series Period
28 Feb 2024 - 03 Mar 2024
Match Day
28 Feb 2024 - (20 - over match)
Umpires
Adrian Holdstock (SA), Richard Kettleborough (ENG) and Paul Reiffel (AUS)
Match Referee
David Boon (AUS)
Streaming Platform
FanCode