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Ireland tour of India, 3rd T20I: Afghanistan v Ireland at Dehradun, Feb 24, 2019

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Afghanistan 210/7

Ireland 178/8 (20 ov)

Afghanistan won by 32 runs

Batsman R B S.R
Kevin O’Brien (rhb) 74 47 157.44
Andy Balbirnie (rhb) 47 33 142.42
Bowller O M R W Econ
Rashid Khan (lbg) 4.0 0 27 5 6.75
Ziaur Rahman (lbg) 4.0 0 42 2 10.50
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End of Over No.20 178/8 This Over (3 runs)

10.15pm And as the Afghan players pose with the T20I trophy, it’s time for us to say goodbye at ESPNcricinfo. We’ll see you soon for the ODIs, and don’t forget to check out our homepage for all the news and analysis from this game, and the India-Australia game. Take care, everyone, and have a good evening.

10.10pm Time for the final presentation of the T20I series.

Asghar Afghan, the winning captain: Happy to lead the boys. I want to thank the Afghan locals who are here.”

Mohammad Nabi, the Man of the Match and Man of the Series: “Feeling very good that if you’re not doing well with the ball then you’re doing well with the bat. Very important for me to teach the youngsters about experience of playing cricket across the globe.”

Paul Stirling, the Ireland captain: “We wanted to give batting second another game, and we were in the game 10-12 overs into the case and then we just lost some wickets. I think if you get in, you really need to go big. Hopefully down the line we’ll have some more lads learn from Kevin and Andy. We’ve got a few lads coming in for the ODI series, so excited to have them around. We have three days of training.”

10pm So Rashid becomes the fourth man in T20I cricket to have multiple five-wicket hauls, after Ajantha Mendis, Umar Gul and Imran Tahir. He’s taken 11 wickets in this series, while the other Afghanistan bowlers have taken only eight.

Ireland were in the hunt while O’Brien and Balbirnie added nearly 100 for the second wicket, but Rashid’s spell in the second-half of the innings blew the men in green away. Don’t forget Nabi’s 36-ball 81 in the first innings too, without that knock Afghanistan would’ve been nowhere near 210. We’ll have the presentation shortly.

Brendan: “Ireland have conceded almost 500 runs in 40 overs. It’s fairly clear where the focus is needed.”

NO: “Afghanistan won, end of story. Stop being analysts, Afghanistan if given a chance will prove themselves against quality opposition as well”

Sulaimankhail: “Who is gonna be man of the series. Rashid 11 wickets in a batting friendly series. Nabi 2 Match winning innings. And Zazai we know all what he did yesterday? I pick Nabi”

Rasheed Soltani: “Rashid played IPL, BBL and BPL all over the world and proved his value. So no doubt he is the best ”

GP: “Rashid took only 7 wickets in 7 matches with an average of 24 and economy just above 6 against quality oppositions. . Need to wait little more to give legend status…”

19.6 1 Rashid Khan to Rankin worked away to the leg side, and Afghanistan win by 32 runs! 1 run
19.5 1 Rashid Khan to Poynter full just outside off stump, and pushed away from his body to point 1 run
19.4 0 Rashid Khan to Poynter full on middle, and the ball stays low. Can’t flick it square no run
19.3 1 Rashid Khan to Rankin length ball on middle, and whipped away to square leg for a single 1 run
19.2 W Rashid Khan to Little off stump gone! Another five-wicket haul. Full outside off stump, and spinning into Little. He goes for a wild sweep, and the the wrong’un goes past his pads and clips the outside of off stump OUT
JB Little b Rashid Khan 6 (5b 1×4 0x6) SR: 120.00
19.1 0 Rashid Khan to Little length ball, just outside off, and he can’t connect with the googly. Through to the keeper no run

End of Over No.19 175/7 This Over (12 runs)

18.6 1 Sayed Shirzad to Little full just outside off, and he drags an attempted slog to long on. Ireland need 36 off the final over 1 run

Dez: “Rashid is an excellent bowler no doubt… But… What sort of average would Kuldeep, Chahal, Adil Rashid etc have if they’d spent the majority of their career so far playing against associate nations?” — very interesting question….

18.5 4 Sayed Shirzad to Little full on off, and he drills this straight. Usman Ghani, at long on, has no chance either FOUR
18.4 1 Sayed Shirzad to Poynter length ball, just outside off, and muscled to cover for a single 1 run

Jamil: “Just a correction, wicket of Getkate was the hat-trick wicket because last ball of Rashid previous over was also a wicket. So, Rashid took 4 wickets on 4 balls!” — hear you loud and clear, mate!

18.3 4 Sayed Shirzad to Poynter full on middle, and flicked over the square-leg umpire for four FOUR

Rashid took four wickets in four balls actually. He had earned the hat-trick in the over’s second delivery itself because he took a wicket off the last ball of the 3rd over

18.2 1 Sayed Shirzad to Little length ball, outside leg stump, and nudged away to fine leg for a run 1 run
18.1 1 Sayed Shirzad to Poynter full just outside off, and driven away from his body to third man 1 run

End of Over No.18 163/7 This Over (5 runs)

17.6 1 Rashid Khan to Poynter length ball on off, and worked off his pads to square leg for one 1 run

List of all hat-tricks in T20I cricket. Rashid becomes the first spinner to achieve the feat

17.5 2 Rashid Khan to Poynter full on middle, and pushed down to long on for a single. Direct hit from mid-on means that Ireland can pinch another single 2 runs
17.4 0 Rashid Khan to Poynter length ball just outside off, and defended towards cover no run
17.4 2 Rashid Khan to Little full on middle, and he walks across the stumps to try and sweep. Misses the ball completely, and the delivery just sneaks past leg stump as well. Could’ve had five in five, but just slightly inaccurate 2 wides
17.3 W Rashid Khan to Simi Singh double hat-trick! Length ball on off, and the googly skids inwards. Misses the leg-side flick, and the ball hits his knee roll. Rashid’s appealing for lbw, and the umpire raises his finger. As easy as A-B-C OUT
Simi Singh lbw b Rashid Khan 0 (1b 0x4 0x6) SR: 0.00
17.2 W Rashid Khan to Getkate length ball on off, and the wrong’un comes into Getkate. The batsman’s come half-way down the wicket, and the ball has sneaked under his bat. Keeper does extremely well staying low and collecting the ball, and then whips the bails off to hand Rashid another scalp. Shafiq excellent behind the stumps too. Hat-trick! OUT
SC Getkate st †Shafiqullah b Rashid Khan 2 (4b 0x4 0x6) SR: 50.00

Abdullah Arif: “Average of Rashid is 11.93 with 72 wickets. T20i bowling Legend already? coming from a Pakistani Fan” — T20 legend already

17.1 W Rashid Khan to Dockrell what a screamer! Nabi, you beauty! Full just outside off, and the batsman slog sweeps towards wide long-on. Has six written all over it, but Nabi jumps near the ropes, takes the catch, throws it in the air as he’s falling over the boundary, then composes himself and eventually completes a 360-degree take. OUT
GH Dockrell c Mohammad Nabi b Rashid Khan 18 (10b 1×4 1×6) SR: 180.00

End of Over No.17 158/4 This Over (5 runs)

16.6 1 Mohammad Nabi to Dockrell full just outside off stump, and he muscles a drive to wide long-on again. Nabi finishes with 0 for 28 1 run
16.5 1 Mohammad Nabi to Getkate full ball on middle, and he bunts this down to long on once again. Just the one run 1 run
16.4 0 Mohammad Nabi to Getkate low full toss on middle. Driven straight back to the bowler no run
16.3 1 Mohammad Nabi to Dockrell nearly a yorker on off stump. He drigs a straight drive to long on for a single. They want two, but Zadran’s effort in the deep ensures it’s just a single 1 run

Mark: “That is the killer wicket. Three boundaries per over needed, plus a single from every other ball. Too much for two, new batsmen.”

16.2 1 Mohammad Nabi to Getkate full just outside off, and he drills a straight drive to long off 1 run
16.1 1 Mohammad Nabi to Dockrell full and wide outside off, and the attempted straight drive comes off the bat’s inside-half. It rolls away to long on 1 run

End of Over No.16 153/4 This Over (11 runs)

15.6 W Rashid Khan to O’Brien finger goes up! Full and wide outside off, and O’Brien makes room to drive. Ball turns away from him, and that’s taken a slight toe-end off his bat. Keeper holds on, and the umpire raises his finger. O’Brien gave his wicket away by looking at the keeper after missing shot. Umpires often catch on to those signs. Huge, huge wicket OUT
KJ O’Brien c †Shafiqullah b Rashid Khan 74 (47b 5×4 3×6) SR: 157.44
15.5 1 Rashid Khan to Dockrell full on leg stump, and he drags a pull to cow corner for a walking single 1 run
15.4 1 Rashid Khan to O’Brien full on middle, and he hammers a flat-batted shot to long on for one 1 run
15.4 3 Rashid Khan to O’Brien length ball outside leg stump, and spinning further down the leg side. O Brien misses the flick, but so does the keeper. Chase for fine leg running across the boundary 3 wides
15.3 1 Rashid Khan to Dockrell full on off, and the wrong-un is pulled along the ground to deep midwicket 1 run

Score Cards

  • Rashid Khan 4.0-0-27-5
    v Batsman Dot 4 6 R B SR
    KJ O’Brien caught 1 0 0 6 6 100.00
    A Balbirnie 0 0 0 4 3 133.33
    GH Dockrell caught 1 1 0 6 4 150.00
    SC Getkate stumped 1 0 0 0 1 0.00
    SW Poynter 2 0 0 4 5 80.00
    Simi Singh lbw 1 0 0 0 1 0.00
    JB Little bowled 2 0 0 0 2 0.00
    WB Rankin 0 0 0 2 2 100.00
  • Batting R B 4 6
    PR Stirling caught 10 9 2 0
    KJ O’Brien caught wk 74 47 5 3
    A Balbirnie bowled 47 33 7 0
    SR Thompson run out 1 1 0 0
    GH Dockrell caught 18 10 1 1
    SC Getkate stumped 2 4 0 0
    SW Poynter not out 10 8 1 0
    Simi Singh lbw 0 1 0 0
    JB Little bowled 6 5 1 0
    WB Rankin not out 2 2 0 0
    PKD Chase
    Extras (w 8) 8
    Total (8 wkts; 20 ovs) 178
  • Bowling O M R W Econ
    Ziaur Rahman 4 0 42 2 10.50 (2w)
    Sayed Shirzad 4 0 42 0 10.50
    Sharafuddin Ashraf 4 0 39 0 9.75 (1w)
    Mohammad Nabi 4 0 28 0 7.00
    Rashid Khan 4 0 27 5 6.75 (2w)
  • Partnerships
    Wkt Runs Players
    1st 32 PR Stirling 10 KJ O’Brien 20
    2nd 96 A Balbirnie 47 KJ O’Brien 48
    3rd 1 SR Thompson 1 KJ O’Brien 0
    4th 24 KJ O’Brien 6 GH Dockrell 15
    5th 5 GH Dockrell 3 SC Getkate 2
    6th 0 SC Getkate 0 SW Poynter 0
    7th 0 Simi Singh 0 SW Poynter 0
    8th 17 JB Little 6 SW Poynter 9
    9th 3* WB Rankin 2 SW Poynter 1
  • Summary

    Sports Event
    3rd T20I Afghanistan vs Ireland


    Rajiv Gandhi International Cricket Stadium, Dehradun,
    Dehra Dun,Dehradun,INDIA
    Starting on
    Feb 24, 2019
    Ending on
    Feb 24, 2019
    Ireland tour of India, 3rd T20I: Afghanistan v Ireland at Dehradun, Feb 24, 2019.



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