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AFG vs IRE

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AFG223(49.1ov)IRE114(35.3ov)

Afghanistan beat Ireland by 109 runs
PLAYER OF THE MATCH
Rashid Khan

35.3Nabi to Rankin

W
OUT! LBW! That is the end of the game. Afghanistan have won by 109 runs. Tossed up on off, Rankin looks to defend but misses the line completely and gets hit on the pads. Nabi appeals and the umpire raises his finger. That was as plumb as it got. Afghanistan take a 2-1 series lead!

35.2Nabi to Rankin

0
Floated delivery on middle, Rankin flicks it to the leg side.

35.1Nabi to Rankin

2
Tossed up on middle, Rankin plays a slog sweep over mid-wicket. It lands in no man's land. The batsmen pick up a couple.

34.7Khan to Dow

4
FOUR! A rare bad ball, short and around off, the googly, Dow picks the length, goes back and pulls it past short mid-wicket for a boundary!

34.6Khan to Dow

0
Down the leg side, flicked towards short fine leg.

34.5Khan to Dow

0
Very full, Dow misses his flick and is hit on the pads. Rashid appeals for LBW but it is turned down by the umpire. Perhaps missing leg stump.

34.4Khan to Dow

0
Tossed up, around middle, pushed towards cover.

34.3Khan to Rankin

1
Around middle, worked through mid-wicket for a single.

34.2Khan to Rankin

0
ALMOST! Terrific ball. Rashid nearly cleaned him up. Yorker ball, around leg, Rankin looks to defend but is slightly late in getting his bat down. The ball takes the inside edge and just beats the leg stump!

34.1Khan to Rankin

WD
Leg spinner going down the leg side for a wide.

33.6Alam to Dow

2
Length delivery on leg, Dow nudges it towards fine leg. The batsmen pick up a couple. Mujeeb at deep fine leg slides and does well to pull it back. He saves two runs for the team.

33.5Alam to Dow

0
Full on off, Dow defends it out.

33.4Alam to Dow

0
On off, Dow defends it off the front foot.

33.3Alam to Rankin

1
Length delivery on off, Rankin plays it towards covers for a run.

33.2Alam to Rankin

0
On a good length on leg, Rankin makes room and defends it off the back foot.

33.1Alam to Rankin

0
Full toss and outside off, Rankin plays it to point.

32.7Khan to Dow

0
Punched off the back foot by the batsman.

32.6Khan to Dow

0
Full and around off, watchfully defended.

32.5Khan to Dow

WD
WIDE. Down the leg side, flick shot missed.

32.4Khan to Rankin

1
Around middle, flicked through mid-wicket for a run.

32.3Khan to Rankin

2
Driven through the covers by the batsman. Two runs added to the total.

32.2Khan to Rankin

0
Outside off, a play and a miss.

32.1Khan to Dow

1
Full and around middle, flicked through mid-wicket for a single.

31.6Alam to Rankin

0
Bowls a yorker on middle, the batsman manages to dig it out. What an over from Aftab Alam. 2 runs and 2 wickets have come from the over.

31.5Alam to Rankin

2
Length delivery on off, Rankin plays it over covers. The batsmen pick up a couple.

31.4Alam to Rankin

0
NO Hat-trick for Aftab Alam! Full on off, Rankin plays it back to the bowler.

31.3Alam to Murtagh

W
OUT! Another one loses his stumps! Fifth bowled dismissal of this innings. On a length, around off, coming in, Murtagh looks to defend but the ball stays low, breaches his defense and hits the timber! 9 down, Aftab has four, what is more, he is on a hat-trick!

31.2Alam to O'Brien

W
31.2: A Alam to K O'Brien, OUT! BOWLED! The last recognized batsman goes for Ireland. On a good length on off, O'Brien looks to pull but he misses the line and gets bowled. Fourth bowled dismissal of the innings. Sadly, the only part left in the run chase was O'Brien's half century, which goes too...

31.1Alam to O'Brien

0
31.1: A Alam to K O'Brien, On a good length on off, O'Brien looks to defend but gets an inside edge onto the pads.

30.7Khan to McBrine

W
OUT! Bad ball, but a stunning return catch! Afghanistan are all over Ireland here. Absolute ripper this one from Rashid Khan. Full toss outside off, McBrine drives it straight back, where Rashid sticks out his right hand and takes a single-handed beauty. 7th wicket down for Ireland.

30.6Khan to McBrine

WD
Big leg spinner this one, but going down the leg side for a wide.

30.5Khan to McBrine

0
Defended off the back foot.

30.4Khan to McBrine

0
Quicker ball driven towards mid off.

30.3Khan to O'Brien

1
30.3: R Khan to K O'Brien, Width on offer, driven through the point region for a single.

30.2Khan to O'Brien

2
30.2: R Khan to K O'Brien, Drives this one past the cover fielder for a brace.

30.1Khan to O'Brien

0
30.1: R Khan to K O'Brien, Full ball spinning away, played towards the cover fielder.

29.6Alam to O'Brien

1
29.6: A Alam to K O'Brien, Pushed down to long on for a run.

29.5Alam to McBrine

1
Quick single. Risky single. Could have been curtains. In fact, replays show that direct hit would have seen McBrine back in the pavilion. Full and around middle, Andy looks to defend but the ball bounces suddenly and goes off the outside edge towards cover. The batsmen go for the quick single and the fielder charges on equally quickly, gets to the ball, has a shy at the bowler's end but misses.

29.4Alam to McBrine

0
Outside off, fractionally short, McBrine looks to cut but the ball stays low and beats the inside edge.

29.3Alam to McBrine

0
Full and just outside off, watchfully defended.

29.2Alam to McBrine

0
Outside off, a play and a miss from McBrine.

29.1Alam to Poynter

W
OUT! BOWLED! The bowling change immediately does the trick. Poynter has dragged it back onto the stumps. On a good length and outside off, Poynter looks to cut but gets an inside edge onto the stumps. Ireland lose their sixth wicket and are in serious trouble now. Kevin O'Brien is running out of partners. The visitors still need 134 runs in 125 balls.

28.6Rahman to Poynter

1
Full ball, driven to deep extra cover for a single.

28.5Rahman to Poynter

0
Driven on the on side.

28.4Rahman to Poynter

0
The batsman tried to sweep that one but missed it and was hit on the pads. A strong appeal from the bowler and fielders but the umpire denies it as it was clearly hit outside off.