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Afghanistan vs Ireland

Ireland 2nd Inn:304/10 (47.3)

George Dockrell 10 (9);
Dawlat Zadran 9-0-52-3; Rashid Khan 9.3-0-43-6;

Last bat: Peter Chase

Result: Afghanistan won by 34 runs.

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Ireland Innings

  R B 4s 6s SR
Ed Joyce b Naib 55 59 5 2 93.22
Paul Stirling lbw Rashid Khan 95 80 9 5 118.75
William Porterfield(c) c Nabi & b Rashid Khan 45 46 4 0 97.83
Niall O'Brien(wk) lbw Rashid Khan 5 7 0 0 71.43
Andrew Balbirnie lbw Dawlat Zadran 11 23 0 0 47.83
Gary Wilson b Rashid Khan 14 22 1 0 63.64
Stuart Thompson c Nabi & b Dawlat Zadran 37 25 7 0 148
Andy McBrine st Mohammad Shahzad & b Rashid Khan 6 11 1 0 54.55
George Dockrell not out 10 9 1 0 111.11
Tim Murtagh c Nabi & b Dawlat Zadran 5 4 1 0 125
Peter Chase b Rashid Khan 0 2 0 0 0
             
Extras(b - 4, lb - 4, w - 10, nb - 3)21
Total(304 all out in 47.3 overs)304 (6.4 runs per over)
   

Fall of wickets

1/113 (Ed Joyce, 18.2 ov.) 2/173 (Paul Stirling, 26.4 ov.) 3/179 (Niall O'Brien, 28.3 ov.)
4/217 (William Porterfield, 33.5 ov.) 5/228 (Andrew Balbirnie, 36.4 ov.) 6/278 (Gary Wilson, 42.5 ov.)
7/282 (Stuart Thompson, 44.3 ov.) 8/287 (Andy McBrine, 45.2 ov.) 9/301 (Tim Murtagh, 46.4 ov.)
10/304 (Peter Chase, 47.3 ov.)   
   

Bowling

O M R W Econ    
Amir Hamza 8 0 60 0 7.5  
Dawlat Zadran 9 0 52 3 5.78  
Mohammad Nabi 9 1 70 0 7.78  
Gulbadin Naib 8 0 52 1 6.5 (7w)
Samiullah Shenwari 4 0 19 0 4.75 (1w)
Rashid Khan 9.3 0 43 6 4.53 (2w)
               

Afghanistan Innings

  R B 4s 6s SR
Mohammad Shahzad(wk) lbw Dockrell 63 43 12 0 146.51
Noor Ali Zadran runout (Andy McBrine) 25 46 3 0 54.35
Rahmat Shah c Ed Joyce & b Dockrell 68 70 5 2 97.14
Asghar Stanikzai(c) c Wilson & b Chase 101 90 6 6 112.22
Samiullah Shenwari c Ed Joyce & b Stirling 14 18 0 0 77.78
Mohammad Nabi c Porterfield & b Stirling 14 10 1 1 140
Shafiqullah Shafiq c S Thompson & b Stirling 35 17 4 2 205.88
Gulbadin Naib st Niall O'Brien & b Stirling 0 1 0 0 0
Rashid Khan st Niall O'Brien & b Stirling 6 4 1 0 150
Dawlat Zadran c Porterfield & b Stirling 3 3 0 0 100
Amir Hamza not out 0 0 0 0 0.00
             
Extras(b - 1, lb - 3, w - 3, nb - 2)9
Total(338 all out in 50 overs)338 (6.76 runs per over)
   

Fall of wickets

1/90 (Mohammad Shahzad, 14.1 ov.) 2/94 (Noor Ali Zadran, 15.5 ov.) 3/190 (Rahmat Shah, 33.6 ov.)
4/261 (Samiullah Shenwari, 41.4 ov.) 5/292 (Mohammad Nabi, 45.3 ov.) 6/299 (Asghar Stanikzai, 46.4 ov.)
7/303 (Gulbadin Naib, 47.1 ov.) 8/329 (Rashid Khan, 49.1 ov.) 9/336 (Shafiqullah Shafiq, 49.4 ov.)
10/338 (Dawlat Zadran, 49.6 ov.)   
   

Bowling

O M R W Econ    
Peter Chase 10 0 92 1 9.2  
Tim Murtagh 7 1 68 0 9.71  
George Dockrell 10 0 45 2 4.5  
Stuart Thompson 8 0 54 0 6.75 (2w)
Andy McBrine 5 0 20 0 4  
Paul Stirling 10 0 55 6 5.5 (1w)
               
All|Overs 1-50
4

Hamza to Stirling, FOUR, a gift for Stirling to get off the mark, long hop outside off, Stirling is quick to pounce on that, goes back and cuts it square on the off-side, no need to run for those

4

Zadran to Stirling, FOUR, Stirling has taken toll of the delivery. Short and around the tummy, he swivels and pulls it off the front foot to backward square. No chance for the fine leg fielder

4

Zadran to Stirling, FOUR, 's poor first over comes to an end. Slips one on to the pads and is picked away, Stirling was inside the line and he glances it fine for the second boundary of the over

4

Hamza to Stirling, FOUR, width provided and Stirling slashes it behind square, he got on top of the bounce and used his power to get it past the packed off-side field. Good start to the over

4

Hamza to Ed Joyce, FOUR, a much needed hit for Joyce, he was getting bogged down. Pushed across off, Joyce backs away and drills the drive through extra cover, placed it to perfection

4

Zadran to Stirling, FOUR, smartly played by Stirling. He knows the onus is on him to score quickly, especially with Joyce struggling. Opens the bat face at the last instant and glides the back of a length delivery to the third man fence

6

Hamza to Ed Joyce, SIX, this should make him feel good. Tossed up delivery on off, Joyce comes down the track and gets close to the ball, then uses the long handle to loft it over the long-on fence

6

Hamza to Ed Joyce, SIX, back-to-back sixes for Joyce. Quicker delivery and still Joyce dances down the wicket, gets closer than the previous time, smashes it flat and over a leaping long-on fielder

4

to Ed Joyce, FOUR, he's created that shot from almost nothing. Pushed through the air outside off, the length isn't short at all but Joyce still manages to late-cut it behind backward point. That's a top, top shot

6

to Stirling, SIX, that's brute power! Stirling is on the back foot but still is able to muscle the slower back of a length delivery away for six straight down the ground. Remarkable shot

4

to Stirling, FOUR, he's picked his spot there. Shuffled across a bit before getting down low and sweeping it over backward square leg

6

to Stirling, SIX, once again .. goes all the way this time. He's sweeping with the turn which is a fairly safe option and the fielder at backward square is inside the circle

4

to Ed Joyce, FOUR, swings through the line straight down the ground. Ireland continue to find the fence with regularity

OT

to Ed Joyce, wide, fired down the leg-side, wided. 100 is on the board for Ireland

4

to Ed Joyce, FOUR, short and wide, Joyce throws his hands at that one and lashes it away through the backward point region for a boundary

OT

to Ed Joyce, 1 run, gets away with a miscue to bring up a half-century! He goes for the pull but splices it up in the air. The ball lands short of mid-on to his left. His bottom-hand came off there

OT

to Stirling, 1 run, cut away through to sweeper cover

4

to Ed Joyce, FOUR, muscles the pull through mid-wicket. He picks the length early, rocks back and whacks it away

W

to Ed Joyce, out Bowled!! Oh he's ended up taking a few liberties too many. Makes room to open up the off-side and slashes at a delivery on off-stump. The ball skids on, doesn't bounce a great deal and sneaks through to make a mess of the furniture. The length wasn't there for the shot. Afghanistan have their breakthrough. Ed Joyce b 55(59) [4s-5 6s-2]

6

to Stirling, SIX, Stirling keeps going. Is it his day? The slower delivery that is dragged down, Stirling had all the time in the world to pick his spot, nails the pull over deep mid-wicket

4

Khan to Stirling, FOUR, lovely batting. Stirling looks to be in the zone. Shuffles across and gets inside the line, then sweeps it behind square. Beating the man at 45 as well as the fielder in the deep

4

Khan to Stirling, FOUR, fetches the sweep from outside off and crashes it wide of long-on, he got it right off the screws as the fielder had to move 10 yards and still he couldn't get there

4

to Stirling, FOUR, there's the boundary for the over. Stirling has managed that nicely throughout the innings. Bit more air and he goes downtown, straight back over the bowler's head

6

to Stirling, SIX, mighty! This is some innings. Floated up around off, Stirling sinks low to get underneath that and slog sweeps it into the grass banks at deep mid-wicket. All the way!

6

Khan to Stirling, SIX, wow! He is striking them cleanly. Half tracker but still had to be put away, rocks back and muscles the pull over mid-wicket. No one in the deep and even if they were, it wouldn't have mattered. Into the 90s

W

Khan to Stirling, out Lbw!! Stirling is gutted with himself. He's furious. Still mouthing away on his way back. That was a harsh one from the umpire. The wrong 'un which was turning too much, Stirling stayed back and missed the nudge, is rapped in front of leg-stump. The ball would have spun down leg. This could be the turning point in the game. What's more he misses out on a well-deserved hundred. Stirling lbw b Khan 95(80) [4s-9 6s-5]

W

Khan to Niall O'Brien, out Lbw!! Second wicket for and yet again he is turning the match on its head. The slider which skids on after pitching, O'Brien was not picking him and played down the wrong line, caught plumb in front of the stumps. The umpire had no hesitation in raising his finger. Niall O'Brien lbw b Khan 5(7)

4

to Porterfield, FOUR, errs in line and Porterfield does not miss out, down leg and he kneels down to broom it away behind square, the fielder was square and had no chance to stop that

4

Hamza to Porterfield, FOUR, Porterfield needs to take over the mantle from Stirling. Short and outside off, he backs away slightly and crashes it through the off-side, right between extra cover and mid-off

4

Hamza to Porterfield, FOUR, for the second time in the over Porterfield peppers the deep extra cover boundary. Fullish and outside off, Porterfield leans forward and creams the drive through extra cover

4

to Porterfield, FOUR, the boundaries are flowing from Porterfield's bat. He had missed this shot in the last couple of overs, not this time though. Flatter and on the pads, whipped in front of square. No chance for the man in the deep

W

Khan to Porterfield, out Caught by Nabi!! The bowling change has worked. A drinks break brings about a wicket in cricket, again. The wrong 'un and Porterfield closed the bat face in an attempt to work it into the leg-side, the leading edge lobbed to extra cover. Dolly for Nabi. Porterfield c Nabi b Khan 45(46) [4s-4]

4

Hamza to Wilson, FOUR, Wilson is off the mark with a boundary, picks a very full delivery to play the sweep and does well to place it in the gap. Seemed like the deep square leg fielder didn't pick that up

W

Zadran to Balbirnie, out Lbw!! This was always on the cards. with his reverse swing is a lethal weapon to possess. Fullish in length and darts back in, Balbirnie is not fully forward as he looks to drive, beaten on the inside edge and struck on the back pad. Easy decision for the umpire. Balbirnie lbw b Zadran 11(23)

D

Zadran to S Thompson, no run, dropped! It was a tough one, but once Shahzad got a hand, he should have held on. Back of a length and curling away, Thompson is opened up as he feels for the ball, the outside edge flies to the left of Shahzad, who flies across and can't cling on with one hand

4

Khan to S Thompson, FOUR, full toss outside off, Thompson ain't missing out, he pumps it straight back down the ground. The umpire was in the firing line and he ducks as a precautionary measure

4

Zadran to S Thompson, FOUR, loses his radar. Short of a length down leg, Thompson stays inside the line and tickles it fine. Finer than what he expected. Shahzad dived but it was too far for him

4

to S Thompson, FOUR, overpitched and pays the price, Thompson had the width as well to free his arms and he creams the drive wide of sweeper cover, who dives in vain

4

to S Thompson, FOUR, consecutive boundaries. overcompensates and goes straight this time, Thompson anticipated it, got down on one knee and swept it square on the leg-side

4

to S Thompson, FOUR, hat-trick of fours. He is toying with the field. brought long-on in and Thompson saw the opportunity and slammed it over the mid-on fielder, one bounce and into the fence

4

to S Thompson, FOUR, four fours. Quicker on middle and leg, Thompson sinks down and gets on top of the ball, sweeps it behind square. The leg-side boundary was strengetened and still Thompson finds a loophole

4

Zadran to S Thompson, FOUR, full and gives enough width for Thompson to free his arms. Stuart Thompson goes over the top and hits it to deep extra cover. Long-off fielder gives chase, but can't prevent the ball from hitting the fence

4

to S Thompson, byes, FOUR, phew! What a delivery!! Beats everyone and runs down as byes. It was a good length delivery, Thompson made room and gets beaten on the inside edge. The ball misses the leg-stump and beats the keeper to his left

W

Khan to Wilson, out Bowled!! Sixth wicket goes down. Wilson falls trying to up the ante. Gives himself room to go over extra cover and misses the googly completely. Was in no position to play that and the ball sneaks through the bat-pad gap to shatters the stumps. Wilson b Khan 14(22) [4s-1]

W

Zadran to S Thompson, out Caught by Nabi!! Big wicket for Afghanistan. Set Stuart Thompson departs. Length delivery angling away from the left-hander, Thompson tries to swing across the line and gets it off the splice of the bat. The ball skies wide of Nabi at mid-wicket, who runs to his left and takes it cleanly. S Thompson c Nabi b Zadran 37(25) [4s-7]

4

Zadran to Andy McBrine, FOUR, much needed boundary for Ireland. Andy McBrine advances down the track and gets a thick outside edge that flies to the right off slip fielder. He dives to his and fails to get a hand to it. The ball races away down to third man fence

W

Khan to Andy McBrine, out Stumped!! Fifer for Khan. He's just a handful. The wrong 'un once again doing the trick. McBrine attempts to work it into the on-side, closes the bat face and is beaten. The momentum takes him out of the crease and Shahzad is lightning quick behind the stumps. Andy McBrine st Mohammad Shahzad b Khan 6(11) [4s-1]

4

Zadran to Dockrell, FOUR, half volley outside off, Dockrell strides forward and drives wide of mid-off. The timing and placement equisite as nobody bothered to chase the ball

4

Zadran to Murtagh, FOUR, Murtagh makes room and follows him with a full delivery, whipped powerfully over mid-wicket, no one patroling the fence in the deep

W

Zadran to Murtagh, out Caught by Nabi!! Third wicket for . He kisses the Afghanistan badge on his jersey. The slower delivery on leg-stump, Murtagh tried to repeat the previous shot, chips it tamely to mid-wicket. Murtagh c Nabi b Zadran 5(4) [4s-1]

W

Khan to Chase, out Bowled!! Afghanistan win by 34 runs. This time the umpires are not checking for a no-ball. They are sure that had his foot behind the line. It is a 6-fer for the leggie. He emulates Paul Stirling, who had picked a 6-fer himself for Ireland. Best bowling figures for Khan in ODIs. It is the googly which gives him the last wicket, Chase drives leaving a gap, the ball sneaks through to crash into middle stump. Chase b Khan 0(2)

4

to Mohammad Shahzad, FOUR, welcome, ! Pitched up delivery outside off, Shahzad flexes his muscles and tonks it over mid-off, one bounce and over the rope for the first boundary

4

to Mohammad Shahzad, FOUR, overcompensates and drifts onto the pads, Shahzad gets inside the line and flicks it behind square, fine leg inside the ring and he had no chance in the chase

4

to Noor Ali, FOUR, costly over from . Another half volley and Noor Ali does not miss out, he presents the full face of the bat and thumps it down the ground. tries to stop it with his boot, but to no avail. 13 off the over

4

to Mohammad Shahzad, FOUR, edged and four. goes fuller than the previous deliveries, the ball straightens a touch, Shahzad is squared up and the outside edge flies through the cordon - between slip and gully

4

to Mohammad Shahzad, no ball, FOUR, oversteps and drops it short, Shahzad gets into an awkward position, but manages to get the pull away, wide of the mid-wicket fielder and off to the boundary

4

to Mohammad Shahzad, FOUR, Shahzad makes room and dishes out a fuller length delivery, he just whacks it past mid-off, no need to run for those. Shahzad gave it his all

4

to Mohammad Shahzad, FOUR, wow! This was not all that short, but for a diminutive Shahzad it was, he rocks back and swats it away wide of mid-on. Once again relies more on power than timing

4

to Mohammad Shahzad, FOUR, short and hint of width, Shahzad was all over it, goes back in the crease and slashes it uppishly, wide of the backward point fielder and that's four more

4

to Mohammad Shahzad, FOUR, Shahzad is treating as a spinner, he swatted one in the previous over, now backs away and cuts it late behind square, bisecting backward point and short third man to perfection

4

to Mohammad Shahzad, FOUR, off-speed delivery and Shahzad picked the bones out of that one, he read it early and smacked it over the infield on the off-side, one bounce and over the rope

4

to Mohammad Shahzad, FOUR, this is top quality batting. Nothing wrong with the delivery - short of length around off, Shahzad makes room and cracks it square on the off-side, the fast outfield does the rest

OT

to Mohammad Shahzad, 1 run, fifty for Shahzad. He really does love batting against Ireland. It is his 8th ODI fifty. Arm-ball which skids on, Shahzad crouches low, closes the bat face and nudges it wide of mid-wicket

4

Thompon to Noor Ali, FOUR, too traight and Thompon i punihed, on middle and leg, Noor Ali plant hi front foot acroo and play the pick-up hot to perfection, couple of bounce and into the deep mid-wicket fence

4

Thompon to Mohammad hahzad, FOUR, delicately played by hahzad. Allow the ball to arrive, open the bat face late and run it down to third man. The fielder wa quare and he had no chance

4

Thompon to Mohammad hahzad, FOUR, Thompon i pulling hi hair out. Good length ball cloe to off, hahzad wanted to teer it to third man, the inide edge almot bruhe the off-tump

4

to Noor Ali, FOUR, lovely shot! shouted "catch," but it was well away from the fielder. Shimmies down and whips it over mid-wicket. Long-on has no chance to cut that off

W

to Mohammad Shahzad, out Lbw!! The dangerous Shahzad has been sent back. A much needed breakthrough for Ireland. It was the arm-ball which skids on, Shahzad thought it was short enough to play the pull, misses and is struck in front of leg-stump. The umpire takes his time before raising the finger. Mohammad Shahzad lbw b 63(43) [4s-12]

W

McBrine to Noor Ali, out Noor Ali Run Out!! Afghanistan have lost both their openers now. Confusion between the batsmen results in Noor Ali's wicket. He comes down the track and works it to square leg, since he was already out of the crease, he wanted the single, Shah was a bit hesitant before going for it. That start-stop did not help Noor Ali, the throw came to the bowler's end and McBrine does the rest. Noor Ali run out (Stirling/ McBrine) 25(46) [4s-3]

6

to Rahmat, SIX, half tracker and Shah unleashes a ferocious pull, he uses the depth of the crease, goes low to get underneath it and pulls it flat over deep mid-wicket. All the way!

4

to Rahmat, FOUR, another long hop from , the result almost the same. Shah rocks back and nails the pull over mid-wicket, didn't make the desired connection and hence it bounces inside the rope

4

McBrine to Rahmat, FOUR, once again plays it off the stumps, McBrine is not happy with himself, Shah uses the depth of the crease and steers it late to third man. The pace on the ball took it to the fence

4

Thompon to tanikzai, FOUR, a much needed boundary for tanikzai and Afghanitan. The captain wa itching to have a go and four alo releae ome of the preure that wa being built. hort delivery and at up nicely, tanikzai pivot on hi front leg and pull in front of quare, all power from the Afghanitan captain

4

to Rahmat, FOUR, that's the problem with leggies, there will be a few freebies on offer, full toss on middle and leg, Shah helps it along the way to deep backward square leg

4

to Rahmat, FOUR, now the sweep and Afghanistan getting the momentum back in the innings. Floated on the stumps, Shah kneels down and brooms it away behind square, where there is acres of space

OT

to Rahmat, 1 run, fifty for Shah. He's been the in-form batsman for Afghanistan. Follows up his 70-odd in the first ODI with yet another fifty. Raises his bat and acknowledges the applauds from the dugout. Short delivery and Shah pulls it to deep mid-wicket, there was a chance of a second but Stanikzai slipped while turning

6

to Rahmat, SIX, wow! Time and again Shah surprises Ireland with big hits. Length delivery around off, Shah clears his front leg and goes through the line, clears long-on quite comfortably

4

to Rahmat, FOUR, Shah looking good for a big score. Fuller and outside off, Shah caresses the drive to the left of mid-off, Dockrell is hesitant to put in the dive and when he does, the ball had passed him

W

to Rahmat, out Caught by Ed Joyce!! It is that provides the wicket, again. The umpire is checking is for a possible no-ball, he has plenty behind the line. Shah once more throws it away after reaching fifty. Half tracker on the stumps, Shah rocks back and pulls to long-on. He got it much straighter than he would have liked. Rahmat c Ed Joyce b 68(70) [4s-5 6s-2]

6

to Stanikzai, SIX, brings up the 200 in style. Off-speed delivery and Stanikzai spotted it early, got down on his knee and slog sweeped it over the deep mid-wicket fence. He needs to take more risks now

4

to Stanikzai, FOUR, almost took the umpire! Slower off-cutter from , which was right in the slot, Stanikzai clears his front leg and slams it straight down the ground. The umpire was ducking for cover

6

to Stanikzai, SIX, is leaking plenty. The change of pace is not working for him, Stanikzai picks the off-speed delivery, sinks down to one knee and thrashes it over deep mid-wicket

OT

to Stanikzai, 2 runs, fifty for Stanikzai. Third batsmen to reach the landmark in the innings. He has paced it to perfection. Pumps his fists after completing the second. Shenwari congratulates his skipper. Low full toss outside off, Stanikzai drives wide of sweeper cover and races back for the second

6

to Stanikzai, SIX, the problem with 's slower ones are, it is right in the swinging slot, Stanikzai once more gets underneath the ball and slams it over wide long-on. The fielders were reduced to mere spectators. 19 off the over

4

to Stanikzai, FOUR, flighted around off, Stanikzai kneels down and brooms it away, rolled his wrist to keep it along the ground. Bisected short fine leg and backward square to perfection

4

to Stanikzai, FOUR, Stanikzai is toying with the bowling now. Full and wide outside off, he took advantage of the fact that mid-off was inside the ring, tonks it over the infield and collects four more

6

to Stanikzai, SIX, banged in short and does not have the pace to trouble the batsman, Stanikzai rocks back and muscles the pull over backward square. The fielder in the deep could only pick the ball up from the fence

6

to Stanikzai, SIX, Stanikzai is dealing only in sixes now. What an innings this turning out to be. Nice friendly full toss, he cleared his front leg to slot it over the deep mid-wicket fence

6

to Stanikzai, SIX, being taken to the cleaners. Nothing working for him. Full and outside off, Stanikzai makes a decent connection with the inside out loft and clears the deep extra cover fence quite comfortably

W

to Shenwari, out Caught by Ed Joyce!! Finally, the leg-break works for . It was a rank long hop and Shenwari went leg-side, he was better off hitting it on the off-side, pulled it straight down Joyce's throat at long-on. Shenwari c Ed Joyce b 14(18)

4

Thompon to tanikzai, FOUR, he i peppering the deep extra cover fence. Full and outide off, tanikzai ue the trong bottom hand and thump it over extra cover, bounce jut inide the rope

4

to Stanikzai, FOUR, nicely played. It was short alright, but still needed to be put away, Stanikzai cuts it late and behind square, splits backward point and short third man expertly. One shot away now

6

Thompon to Nabi, IX, not the kind of delivery you want to bowl at thi tage of the inning. Length delivery jut outide off, Nabi clear hi front foot and thump it over the long-on fence

4

Thompon to Nabi, FOUR, treaky run for Nabi. Make room and look to lift it over the off-ide. The ball take the outide edge and flie over the hort third man for a boundary

OT

to Stanikzai, 1 run, maiden ODI hundred. Look at him go. He straightaway starts celebrating. Takes his helmet off and raises his bat. Whole of his team are up on their feet applauding the effort. Soaks it all in and is also congratulated by Nabi. Short and wide delivery, Stanikzai cuts to sweeper cover and reaches the landmark

W

to Nabi, out Caught by Porterfield!! getting some crucial wickets at the final stages of the innings. Nabi takes on the leg-break, the ball dips in front of him and he miscues the loft towards long-on. The ball keeps swirling and Porterfield does well to keep his eyes on the ball and takes it with the help of his chest. Nabi c Porterfield b 14(10) [4s-1 6s-1]

4

to Shafiqullah, FOUR, misses the yorker length by a couple of inches and he's punished, Shafiq gets underneath the ball and smashes it on the bounce to the long-on fence

W

to Stanikzai, out Caught by Wilson!! Stanikzai's fantastic innings comes to an end. The helicopter does not take off. Very full and close to yorker length, Stanikzai clears his front leg and plays the helicopter not ala Dhoni style, but close enough. He gets a lot of height than distance. Wilson runs forward from deep mid-wicket and clings on to a low catch. Stanikzai c Wilson b 101(90) [4s-6 6s-6]

4

to Shafiqullah, FOUR, goes full and is punished. Shafiq packs a punch behind every shot, he reaches out for the delivery and hammers it down the ground, on the bounce to the long-off fence

W

to Naib, out Stumped!! Wow! has three now. Those leggies are really causing troubles to the Afghanistan batsmen. They need to be careful here, can be bowled out within 50 overs. Floated up around off, Naib is sucked into the forward push, is beaten by the turn and his balance takes him out of the crease. Easy for Niall O'Brien. Naib st Niall O'Brien b 0(1)

4

to Shafiqullah, FOUR, what was that? Must have slipped out. drops it so short that is almost bounced near his feet, Shafiq in an order to pull almost holes out to deep mid-wicket, he pulls and the two fielders in the deep keep looking at each other rather than going for the catch

4

to Rashid Khan, FOUR, improvisation from Rashid. He might have been sent ahead of Dawlat to tackle 's leg-spinners, I guess. Tossed up on off, he reverse sweeps it over backward point

4

to Shafiqullah, FOUR, full toss outside off, Shafiq slices it over backward point. With third man inside the ring, that was easy pickings

6

to Shafiqullah, SIX, fullish and around off, Shafiq says thank you very much and smacks it over long-on. He just went through the line and sent way over the rope. A costly day in the office for , 10-0-92-1

W

to Rashid Khan, out Stumped!! Fourth wicket for . He might consider changing into a leg-spinner after today. Tossed up invitingly outside off, Rashid shimmies down and is beaten by the turn. Niall O'Brien will not get easier stumping chances than that. Rashid Khan st Niall O'Brien b 6(4) [4s-1]

6

to Shafiqullah, SIX, Shafiq is playing a gem here. Floated up around off, Shafiq shuffles across, kneels down and slog sweeps it over deep mid-wicket. The catch is taken in the crowd

W

to Shafiqullah, out Caught by S Thompson!! Fifer for . That's his first in ODIs. Another rank long hop fetches him a wicket, Shafiq pulls and finds the deep mid-wicket fielder. Thompson does not have to move an inch. Shafiqullah c S Thompson b 35(17) [4s-4 6s-2]

D

to Dawlat Zadran, 2 runs, dropped! Short and turning away outside off, Zadran toe-ends the cut towards extra cover. It was going away from the fielder, who runs back and gets both hands, but the ball does not stick

W

to Dawlat Zadran, out Caught by Porterfield!! Make it six for . Three wickets in the final over and Afghanistan have been bowled out. Tossed up on off, Zadran lofts and gets a lot of height. Porterfield settles under it at long-on and takes a well-judged catch. Dawlat Zadran c Porterfield b 3(3)

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Australia tour of India, 2017
Date Match Venue & Time
Feb 23-27 Ist Test MCA Stadium, Pune(9:30 IST)
Mar 04-08 2nd Test M.Chinnaswamy Stadium, Bengaluru (9:30 IST)
Mar 16-20 3rd Test JSCA International Stadium Complex, Ranchi(9:30 IST)
Mar 25-29 4th Test Himachal Pradesh Cricket Association Stadium, Dharamsala(9:30 IST)
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Australia tour of India, 2017
Date Match Venue & Time
Feb 23-27 Ist Test MCA Stadium, Pune(9:30 IST)
Mar 04-08 2nd Test M.Chinnaswamy Stadium, Bengaluru (9:30 IST)
Mar 16-20 3rd Test JSCA International Stadium Complex, Ranchi(9:30 IST)
Mar 25-29 4th Test Himachal Pradesh Cricket Association Stadium, Dharamsala(9:30 IST)
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