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AFG vs IRE 1st T20I Results

1st T20I, Sharjah, March 15, 2024, Afghanistan and Ireland tour of UAE, 2024
Ireland beat Afghanistan by 38 runs
Ireland149/6 (20.0 overs)
Afghanistan111/10 (18.4 overs)
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Afghanistan vs Ireland Commentary

7:59 PM IST Right then, that is it from this game. Ireland have taken an early lead in this series. The action continues as the second T20I between these two sides will be played on Sunday, the 17th of January. The game begins 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. Cheers!
7:59 PM IST Paul Stirling, the skipper of Ireland, says that Afghanistan are a huge team and this is a massive win for them. Adds that they will keep on improving and keep giving their best. He says that they had a great game today and ends by saying that they performed well as a team.
7:59 PM IST Rashid Khan, the skipper of Afghanistan, speaks in his local language. He informs them where the game went wrong and ends by saying that they will bounce back in their next game.
7:55 PM IST Ben White, wins the Player of the Match award for his four-wicket haul. He is delighted to perform for his time. Informs that he is happy to be back with the boys. Informs it is nice to chip in for the team.
7:44 PM IST Stay tuned for the presentations...
7:39 PM IST Earlier in the game, Afghanistan's bowling unit, led by the talismanic Rashid Khan, performed exceptionally well in the middle overs of the match. Despite a strong start by Irish openers Andrew Balbirnie and Paul Stirling in the powerplay, Rashid's impressive spell of 3/19 and debutant Nangeyalia Kharote's 2/16 in their 4 overs restricted the Irish side effectively. Although Ireland seemed headed for a below-par total, Harry Tector's aggressive batting in the final five overs helped them reach a good score of 149 runs!
7:38 PM IST To be honest, there is not much to write about the Afghanistan batters. They were under the pump from the word go. They kept on losing a wicket whenever a good partnership was brewing for them. Mohammad Ishaq and Mohammad Nabi showed some intent in the middle and scored 31 and 25 respectively, but that was it. They will look to leave this behind and bounce back in their following game.
7:37 PM IST A convincing victory for Ireland as they win the game by 38 runs! Their bowling performance was just exceptional! Mark Adair and Joshua Little spearheaded the attack, causing significant trouble for the opposition with the new ball, claiming three early wickets in the first two overs. Barry McCarthy made a crucial contribution by dismissing the dangerous Ibrahim Zadran. Ben White further consolidated Ireland's dominance by dismantling the middle order, ultimately finishing with a four-wicket haul. Their overall bowling and fielding efforts were exceptional, which helped them cruise towards victory and take an early lead in this T20I series.
End of over 18.44 runs
AFG: 111/10CRR: 5.95RRR: 29.25
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Barry McCarthy to Naveen-ul-Haq, no run

OUT! CAUGHT! Barry McCarthy picks up his second and bundles Afghanistan for 110. A commanding victory for Ireland in the first match of this series. It is very full, outside off. Naveen-ul-Haq throws the kitchen sink at it. The ball catches the outer half and flies towards sweeper cover. Gareth Delany there takes a sharp catch. Ireland win the match by 38 runs.


Barry McCarthy to Naveen-ul-Haq, no run

Slower bumper, wide of off. Naveen-ul-Haq leaves it alone.


Barry McCarthy to Naveen-ul-Haq, no run

A length ball, much straighter, on off. Naveen-ul-Haq drills it down the park but denies the single.


Barry McCarthy to Naveen-ul-Haq, 4 runs

FOUR! Fine shot! Lands it outside off, Naveen-ul-Haq reaches out to it and slashes it over backward point as the ball finds the fence.

AFG vs IRE Venue Details

Sharjah Cricket Stadium, Sharjah, United Arab Emirates
Sharjah Cricket Stadium, Sharjah
PitchBatting friendly
Matches Won
Batting First22 Won (57.89%)
Bowling First15 Won (42.11%)
Temperature, 21.13C, Clear
Humidity - 73%Wind Speed 1.03 meter/sec
  • 151Average 1st Innings
  • 124Average 2nd Innings
  • 56.56%PACEPercentage of wickets takes by pacers
  • 43.44%SPINPercentage of wickets takes by spinners
  • 215-6By Afghanistan vs Zimbabwe Highest Total
  • 38-10By Pakistan vs Hong Kong Lowest Total
  • 118* Runs Mohammad ShahzadHighest Individual Score
  • 5/13Samiullah ShinwariBest Bowling Figures
Reviews Remaining:AFG - 2 of 2, IRE - 2 of 2

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Match Details

Sharjah Cricket Stadium, Sharjah
Afghanistan, elected to field
Afghanistan and Ireland in UAE, 3 T20I Series, 2024
Series Period
15 Mar 2024 - 19 Mar 2024
Match Day
15 Mar 2024 - D/N (20 - over match)
Ahmed Shah Durrani (AFG), Ahmed Shah Pakteen (AFG) and Bismillah Jan Shinwari (AFG)
Match Referee
David Boon (AUS)