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Ireland vs Afghanistan - 1st T20I

Series: Afghanistan tour of Ireland, 2018
Venue: Bready Cricket Club, Bready, Northern Ireland
Date & Time: 20 August 2018

Ireland 144/9 (18 Ovs) RR: 8.00 | Afghanistan won by 16 runs - (Match reduced to 18 overs per-side due to rain)

FULL SCORECARD

Batsman R B 4s 6s
Paul Stirling c Aftab Alam & b Fareed Ahmadc Aftab Alam & b Fareed Ahmad271912
Stuart Thompson bowled Mujeebbowled Mujeeb5510
William Porterfield c Aftab Alam & b Mujeebc Aftab Alam & b Mujeeb81020
Kevin O Brien c Hazratullah Zazai & b Nabic Hazratullah Zazai & b Nabi6700
Gary Wilson c Usman Ghani & b Aftab Alamc Usman Ghani & b Aftab Alam342331
Andrew Balbirnie lbw Rashid Khanlbw Rashid Khan8910
Simi Singh c Mujeeb & b Aftab Alamc Mujeeb & b Aftab Alam201701
George Dockrell Not OutNot Out221311
Joshua Little bowled Rashid Khanbowled Rashid Khan0100
Tyrone Kane c Najibullah & b Rashid Khanc Najibullah & b Rashid Khan8320
Peter Chase Not OutNot Out1100
Extras 5 (b 1, lb 2, w 2, nb 0)
Total 144 (9 Wkts, 18 Ov)
Fall of Wickets
12-1 (Stuart Thompson,1.3), 31-2 (William Porterfield,3.6), 47-3 (Paul Stirling,6.4), 55-4 (Kevin O Brien,7.4), 88-5 (Andrew Balbirnie,11.4), 90-6 (Gary Wilson,12.2), 131-7 (Simi Singh,16.6), 131-8 (Joshua Little,17.1), 139-9 (Tyrone Kane,17.4),
BowlingO M R WEcon
Aftab Alam4 0 30 2 7.50
Mujeeb Ur Rahman3 0 14 2 4.67
Fareed Ahmad4 0 29 1 7.25
Mohammad Nabi3 0 33 1 11.00
Rashid Khan4 0 35 3 8.75
Mohammad Shahzad0 0 0 0 0
Usman Ghani0 0 0 0 0
Hazratullah Zazai0 0 0 0 0
Asghar Stanikzai0 0 0 0 0
Samiullah Shenwari0 0 0 0 0
Najibullah Zadran0 0 0 0 0

commentary

Afghanistan's level of cricket keeps elevating, Ireland will have a tough job catching up. They'll have to do so quickly in the second T20I which will be do or die. That's all for now. See you later.

20:03 Local Time, 19:03 GMT, 00:33 IST: Afghanistan looked like they had lost their way towards the end of their innings, but the way their bowlers started, it was as if they had never lost any momentum at all. Mujeeb Ur Rahman started off with two wickets in two overs, and Rashid Khan followed up with three of his own later on. Aftab Alam and Fareed Ahmad filled into their roles nicely too, ensuring that Ireland never found a grip on the chase. They needed Stirling and Wilson, who were the only ones to have found any sort of rhythm at all, to kick on for longer than they did. Actually, not many Afghanistan batsmen found it easy to get going in the first half too. That's where Hazratullah Zazai's brilliant 74 off 33 balls made all the difference.

17.6
4
Rashid Khan to Dockrell, FOUR, finishes with a powerful slog-sweep through midwicket, but it's a little too late for Ireland. Afghanistan hold on for a 16-run win and a 1-0 lead
17.5
1
Rashid Khan to Chase, 1 run, sweeps it hard to deep square leg

Peter Chase, right handed bat, comes to the crease

17.4
0
Rashid Khan to Tyrone Kane, out Caught by Najibullah!! Not bad footwork, going deep in the crease and opening up the pull shot, but he's caught at deep midwicket this time. Wasn't far from clearing the ropes, only that there wasn't enough elevation to take it over the fielder. Tyrone Kane c Najibullah b Rashid Khan 8(3) [4s-2]

Rashid Khan to Tyrone Kane, THAT'S OUT!! Caught!!

17.3
4
Rashid Khan to Tyrone Kane, FOUR, flat around off, Kane was cramped while looking to cut and his outside edge flies away through the vacant slip region
17.2
4
Rashid Khan to Tyrone Kane, FOUR, steps back, creates a short ball for himself and thumps it away through midwicket

Tyrone Kane, right handed bat, comes to the crease

17.1
0
Rashid Khan to Joshua Little, out Bowled!! Totally undone by the googly, the ball spins in through the gate and cleans everything up. Pretty audacious heave from Little, little idea he had about Rashid's variation. Joshua Little b Rashid Khan 0(1)

Rashid Khan to Joshua Little, THAT'S OUT!! Bowled!!

Joshua Little, right handed bat, comes to the crease

16.6
0
Aftab Alam to Simi Singh, out Caught by Mujeeb!! Short ball on middle, Simi pulls it away to fine leg. Straight to fine leg, that is. Thick top-edge probably. Simi Singh c Mujeeb b Aftab Alam 20(17) [6s-1]

Aftab Alam to Simi Singh, THAT'S OUT!! Caught!!

16.5
1
Aftab Alam to Dockrell, 1 run, makes room and clatters a middle-stump ball through cover
16.4
1
Aftab Alam to Simi Singh, 1 run, targets the stumps with a fuller delivery, Simi Singh drills it past mid-wicket, only a single on offer though
16.3
1
Aftab Alam to Dockrell, 1 run, goes back and across and slashes the ball back over the bowler's head, long-on tidies up
16.2
1
Aftab Alam to Simi Singh, 1 run, on the pads, helped away to fine leg
16.1
2
Aftab Alam to Simi Singh, 2 runs, slogged away over mid-wicket, the fielder in the deep comes running in and slips slightly to enable a second run

Aftab Alam [3.0-0-24-1] is back into the attack

15.6
1
Rashid Khan to Simi Singh, 1 run, tossed up around middle, eased away to long-on
15.5
2
Rashid Khan to Simi Singh, 2 runs, shuffles across and biffs the ball wide of long-on
15.4
6
Rashid Khan to Simi Singh, SIX gets into position early, picks the flight and hammers it over deep square for a maximum
15.3
1
Rashid Khan to Dockrell, 1 run, full on off, driven down to long-off
15.2
2
Rashid Khan to Dockrell, leg byes, 2 runs, spins back in and clips the pads as Dockrell misses the flick, Shahzad appeals but no dice
15.1
1
Rashid Khan to Simi Singh, 1 run, googly on middle, Simi sweeps to deep backward square

Rashid Khan [2.0-0-11-1] is back into the attack

14.6
1
Fareed Ahmad to Simi Singh, byes, 1 run, looking to heave it over to the on-side, but this is a clever slower ball - cutting across well wide of off and beating the bat. Fumble from Shahzad though, gives a single
14.5
1
Fareed Ahmad to Dockrell, 1 run, back of a length on middle, punches to point
14.4
0
Fareed Ahmad to Dockrell, no run, length ball slanted away from off, Dockrell swings and misses
14.3
2
Fareed Ahmad to Dockrell, 2 runs, hits the full toss wide of long-on
14.2
2
Fareed Ahmad to Dockrell, 2 runs, makes room, then struggles to reach it ironically but just gets there with the toe-end to slice it over backward point
14.1
1
Fareed Ahmad to Simi Singh, 1 run, back of a length on leg, clipped through square leg

Fareed Ahmad [3.0-0-23-1] is back into the attack

13.6
2
Nabi to Dockrell, 2 runs, fired in on leg, swept backward of square for two
13.5
1
Nabi to Simi Singh, 1 run, clips it away through midwicket
13.5
1
Nabi to Simi Singh, wide, down the leg-side
13.4
0
Nabi to Simi Singh, no run, stumping missed by Shahzad. Dragged back short from Nabi after spotting Simi advance, it straightened past his outside edge and surprised him for extra bounce. But it surprised the keeper too seemingly
13.3
1
Nabi to Dockrell, 1 run, swept through square leg
13.2
6
Nabi to Dockrell, SIX, skips out of the crease, close enough to the pitch and lofts cleanly over Nabi's head
13.1
1
Nabi to Simi Singh, 1 run, poked into the off-side

Mohammad Nabi [2.0-0-21-1] is back into the attack

12.6
1
Aftab Alam to Simi Singh, 1 run, clipped away through midwicket
12.5
0
Aftab Alam to Simi Singh, no run, that might have actually clipped leg-stump on the way to the keeper, but those bails didn't budge. Long way across goes Simi Singh, tries flicking the ball away but couldn't meet it. Alam has his hands on the head in disbelief
12.4
1
Aftab Alam to Dockrell, 1 run, back of a length outside off, steered to third man
12.3
1
Aftab Alam to Simi Singh, 1 run, full ball around off, clipped to long-on

George Dockrell, right handed bat, comes to the crease

12.2
0
Aftab Alam to Wilson, out Caught by Usman Ghani!! Short of length on middle, Wilson pulls off the front foot but was probably rushed by the skid on this delivery. The top-edge is found high on his bat, comfortable for Usman Ghani at square leg. Wilson c Usman Ghani b Aftab Alam 34(23) [4s-3 6s-1]

Aftab Alam to Wilson, THAT'S OUT!! Caught!!

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