Afghanistan and Ireland in India, Only Test, 2019

Afghanistan vs Ireland - One-off Test

Venue: Rajiv Gandhi International Cricket Stadium, Dehradun

Date: 15 March-19 March, 2019

Afghanistan 149/3

RR: 3.11 |

FULL SCORECARD

Batsman R B 4s 6s
Mohammad Shahzad c Stuart Poynter & b Andy McBrinec Stuart Poynter & b Andy McBrine23400
Ihsanullah Batting Batting 6512982
Rahmat Shah stumped James Cameron Dowstumped James Cameron Dow76122130
Mohammad Nabi run out run out 1100
Hashmatullah Shahidi Batting Batting 4110
Ikram Ali Khil
Asghar Afghan
Rashid Khan
Wafadar Momand
Yamin Ahmadzai
Waqar Salamkheil
Extras 1 (b 0, lb 0, w 1, nb 0)
Total 149 (3 Wkts, 47.5 Ov)
Fall of Wickets
5-1 (Mohammad Shahzad,9.4), 144-2 (Rahmat Shah,47.3), 145-3 (Mohammad Nabi,47.4),
BowlingO M R WEcon
George Dockrell22 7 58 0 2.64
Andy McBrine13 5 35 1 2.69
James Cameron Dow5.5 0 23 1 4.18
Tim Murtagh5 3 15 0 3.00
Stuart Thompson1 0 9 0 9.00
Andy Balbirnie1 0 8 0 8.00
William Porterfield 0 0 0 0 0
Paul Stirling0 0 0 0 0
Kevin O'Brien0 0 0 0 0
Stuart Poynter 0 0 0 0 0
James McCollum0 0 0 0 0

What an incredible victory! The first ever one for the Afghanistan National Team in Test cricket and that too in just their second game. This is a moment to savor for the 'hosts', especially because it has been a team effort to win the game! Right from the first innings to the last one, Afghanistan have been right on top and they won more sessions than the Irish. The home side are now seen in a huddle and lots of jumping and celebration happening out there! Lovely scenes.

47.5
4
Cameron Dow to Shahidi, FOUR! There comes the winning shot. Afghanistan win by 7 wickets. Short on middle, Shahidi pulls it over square leg for a boundary.

Shahidi walks out next to bat with just 2 runs needed.

47.4
1
Cameron Dow to Nabi, OUT! Run out! Afghanistan are committing foolish mistakes here. A fuller one on middle, Nabi paddles it fine on the leg side and the ball runs towards fine leg. The fielder reaches it quickly and throws it at the keeper's end. The keeper removes the stump and Nabi who was coming for the second run seems to be struggling. The leg umpire takes it upstairs and the replays show Nabi is short. Maybe the excitement of the victory is causing all this.

Run out appeal taken upstairs! Unnecessary stuff from Afghanistan here. Mohammad Nabi tries for a non-existent second run and looks to be in some trouble here. Let us see what the replays have to say!

Mohammad Nabi walks in at number 4.

47.3
0
Cameron Dow to Shah, OUT! Stumped! What an anti-climax! Rahmat missed out on a century in the first innings and now he has missed out on scoring the winning runs. Cameron Dow sees the batsman charging down the wicket to smash this ball and bowls it short. Rahmat is foxed by the turn and the lack of flight. Shah is stranded in the middle of nowhere and gets stumped by the keeper who makes no mistake.
47.2
0
Cameron Dow to Shah, Full on middle, defended with ease.
47.1
4
Cameron Dow to Shah, FOUR! A short pitch delivery on off, Shah punches it from back foot towards the covers region. Another boundary picked. Just 3 required now.
46.6
0
A Balbirnie to Ihsanullah, Tossed up on middle, Ihsanullah flicks it to mid-wicket.
46.5
0
A Balbirnie to Ihsanullah, Flighted delivery on middle, Ihsanullah defends it off the back foot.
46.4
4
A Balbirnie to Ihsanullah, FOUR! Nice shot. Short and outside off, Ihsanullah makes room and cuts it through point for a boundary. Just 7 needed for Afghanistan to win the match.
46.3
0
A Balbirnie to Ihsanullah, Full on off, kept away.
46.2
4
A Balbirnie to Ihsanullah, FOUR! Back of a length delivery around off, Ihsan gets on the back foot and slaps it towards the point region. The ball touches ropes. Just 11 runs needed by Afghans.
46.1
0
A Balbirnie to Ihsanullah, A flighted delivery on off, Ihsanlluah keeps it away.

Andy Balbirnie is now into the attack.

45.6
0
Cameron Dow to Shah, Tossed up on middle, Shah defends it out.
45.5
0
Cameron Dow to Shah, Floated on middle, Shah defends it off the back foot.
45.4
1
Cameron Dow to Ihsanullah, Flighted delivery on middle, Ihsanullah flicks it towards mid-wicket for a single.
45.3
1
Cameron Dow to Shah, A back of a length, Shah gets on his back foot and punches it down for a single.
45.2
0
Cameron Dow to Shah, A flatter ball on off, defended watchfully by Shah.
45.1
1
Cameron Dow to Ihsanullah, A back of length delivery on off, Ihsanullah gets on the back foot and plays a late cut towards the point region and runs for a single.
44.6
0
G Dockrell to Shah, Floated on middle, RS defends it off the back foot.
44.5
0
G Dockrell to Shah, Floated delivery on middle, Rahmat blocks it off his back foot.
44.4
1
G Dockrell to Ihsanullah, Full toss on leg, Ihsanullah sweeps it through square leg for a run.
44.3
0
Dockrell to Ihsanullah, Full on leg, Ihsanullah plays a defense but the ball raps his pads and lobs to short leg. A soft appeal from the bowling side. The umpire shakes his head.
44.2
1
G Dockrell to Shah, Back of a length delivery on leg, Shah flicks it away for a single.
44.1
2
G Dockrell to Shah, A flighted delivery around off, Shah leans forward and strokes it to cover region for a couple.
43.6
0
Cameron Dow to Ihsanullah, A bit round arm and on middle with some pace, dug out off a yorker length by the batsman and pushed back to the bowler.
43.5
0
Cameron Dow to Ihsanullah, Fuller and flatter on middle, Ihsan drives it hard to mid off but does not take the single as the ball goes too quickly to the fielder.
43.4
1
Cameron Dow to Shah, A short pitch delivery on off, Shah plays it late on his back foot and gets a single at the point region.
43.3
0
Cameron Dow to Shah, A back of a length delivery, RS punches it from the back foot straight to covers.
43.2
1
Cameron Dow to Ihsanullah, Short ball on middle, Ihsan pulls it away to mid-wicket and adds single to the score.
43.1
0
Cameron Dow to Ihsanullah, Full on middle, defended watchfully.
42.6
0
G Dockrell to Shah, Floated on middle, Rahmat comes down the track and blocks it.
42.5
1
G Dockrell to Ihsanullah, Flighted delivery on leg, Ihsanullah sweeps it through square leg for a run.
42.4
3
G Dockrell to Shah, Good stop by Andy Balbirnie. The umpires are checking for the replays and they confirm the same. Full and outside off, Shah looks to drive but gets an outside edge. It goes wide of first slip towards third man. Balbirnie chases it and slides and does a brillaint job to stop it before the ropes. The batsmen get three runs.
42.3
0
G Dockrell to Shah, Full on leg, Shah pads it away.
42.2
0
G Dockrell to Shah, Full on leg, defended with ease.
42.1
0
G Dockrell to Shah, A flighted delivery around leg, Shah gets to the pitch of the ball by stepping out of the crease and plays it straight to the bowler.
41.6
1
Cameron Dow to Shah, Flighted delivery on off, Shah plays it uppishly towards covers for a single.
41.5
0
Cameron Dow to Shah, Floated delivery on middle, Rahmat keeps it out.
41.4
0
Cameron Dow to Shah, Tossed up on middle, Shah defends it off the back foot.
41.3
0
Cameron Dow to Shah, A quicker one in the air, pitched around off, defended watchfully.
41.2
1
Cameron Dow to Ihsanullah, Floated delivery on leg, Ihsanlluah making it a full toss and plays a wristy shot to mid-wicket for a single.
41.1
0
Cameron Dow to Ihsanullah, A back of length ball on off, gets the bounce from the track. Ihsanullah just survives it.
40.6
0
G Dockrell to Shah, Loopy delivery outside leg, Rahmat tucks it to the leg side.
40.5
0
G Dockrell to Shah, Flighted delivery on leg, Shah defends it off the front foot.
40.5
0
G Dockrell to Shah, WIDE! Tossed up outside leg, Rahmat lets it go.
40.4
0
G Dockrell to Shah, Flighted delivery on leg, Shah defends it out.