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Tuesday, May 21, 2024

AFG vs IRE One-off Test Results

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
Afghanistan155/10 (54.5 overs)
1st Innings
5/39 (16.5)
2/31 (11)
Ireland263/10 (83.4 overs)
1st Innings
Afghanistan218/10 (75.4 overs)
2nd Innings
Ireland111/4 (31.3 overs)
2nd Innings
  • 32nd
    031
  • 31st
    401LB010
  • 30th
    004000
  • 29th
    110000
  • 28th
    020001
  • 27th
    400000
  • 26th
    112100
  • 25th
    410011
  • 24th
    010011NB0
  • 23rd
    02LB1001
  • 22nd
    1001NB012
  • 21st
    010000
  • 20th
    000001
  • 19th
    000100
  • 18th
    000011
  • 17th
    100040
  • 16th
    101410
  • 15th
    010200
  • 14th
    040010
  • 13th
    01000W
  • 12th
    000000
  • 11th
    000002
  • 10th
    000014
  • 9th
    000014
  • 8th
    140000
  • 7th
    010010
  • 6th
    000002
  • 5th
    02W130
  • 4th
    002000
  • 3rd
    010000
  • 2nd
    0030WW
  • 1st
    4LB1NB00000

Afghanistan vs Ireland 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
  • 0
  • 3
  • 1
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.

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AFG vs IRE Venue Details

Tolerance Oval, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
Tolerance Oval, Abu Dhabi
PitchBatting friendly
Matches Won
Batting First0 Won (0%)
Bowling First1 Won (100.00%)
Temperature, 21.02C, Clear
Humidity - 40%Wind Speed 7.2 meter/sec
  • 155Average 1st Innings
  • 263Average 2nd Innings
  • 76.47%PACEPercentage of wickets takes by pacers
  • 23.53%SPINPercentage of wickets takes by spinners
  • 263-10By Ireland vs Afghanistan Highest Total
  • 155-10By Ireland vs Afghanistan Lowest Total
  • 58* Runs Andy BalbirnieHighest Individual Score
  • 5/39Mark AdairBest Bowling Figures
Reviews Remaining:AFG - 1 of 3, IRE - 3 of 3

Score Statistics

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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
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