Afghanistan and Ireland in India, 3 T20I Series, 2020

Afghanistan vs Ireland - 3rd T20I

Venue: Greater Noida Sports Complex Ground, Greater Noida

Date & Time: 10 March 2020

Afghanistan 142/7

RR: 7.1 | Ireland tied with Afghanistan (Ireland win Super Over by 1 wicket)

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That's it from this game. It is Afghanistan who take the series 2-1 but Ireland did fight hard here in this final game, held their nerves to go home with a win. Thanks for your company for the entire series. Hope you enjoyed our coverage. For now, it is goodbye from out side. Cheers!

Asghar Afghan, Afghanistan skipper says that the game was excellent and hopes that the crowd enjoyed the game. Feels that they should've had won the game but a few poor shots didn't help their cause. Tells that playing the Super Over was a different experience. Tells that the youngsters are doing really well for them and he is happy for all of them. Thanks all the fans and supporters for coming out and supporting the side.

Rahmanullah Gurbaz is named Man of the Series for his excellent performance throughout the series. He tells that he was ready for the challenge and had prepared well for the series. Feels that playing with the seniors like Asghar Afghan help him prepare for the games. Says that he does what his captain and coach ask him to do.

Kevin O'Brien is the Man Of The Match. He says that going in the Super Over and chasing 9 runs is really difficult. He says that the final six he hit, luckily came off the bat today. Mentions that the young guys did well coming into the squad and it is a big boost ahead of the T20 World cup. He further thanks Harry Tector for his efforts with the ball. He says that they have learned a lot from this series.

Andy Balbirnie, Ireland skipper, says that it was a great game of cricket. He further mentions that the boys showed great courage. Tells that T20 is also about momentum and we had that on our side today. He says that he is happy to beat Afghanistan finally. Ends by saying that it has taken them long to get on the winning track. Also says that it is a good confidence booster for many young guys.

Needed 9 to win, Stirling thumped Rashid for a boundary on the very second ball of the over but he fell next ball. Then a dot and a single off the next two balls meant that Ireland needed to find the fence to win the game. It was Kevin O'Brien who was to face. What did he do? Deposited Rashid Khan for half a dozen to seal the deal for his side. Stay tuned for the presentation...

Afghanistan made a surprising decision as they did not send Rashid Khan in the Super Over. It was Gurbaz and Nabi who came to bat and could only manage 8 runs against Young. Both the batters failed to find the fence in the 6 balls as Young was superb with all the 6 deliveries.

Let's talk about the run chase! Afghanistan started brightly as the openers added 60 runs for the first wicket. And the way Gurbaz was batting, it looked like the game will be over soon. However, the 9th over by Delany saw Afghanistan lose both the openers and allow the Irish to make a comeback. The Afghans then kept losing wickets at regular intervals and eventually came to a situation where they needed 16 off the final over with 3 wickets in their hand. Rashid Khan was out in the middle along with skipper Asghar Afghan. Ireland gave the ball to Craig Young for the final over who delivered for them in the first three balls and removing Afghan in the process. However, under pressure, Rashid Khan nailed him for 10 runs and a couple of extras meant that the game entered the Super Over.

WOW! What a cliffhanger and it is finally over! What drama! What a finish to the series. It is Afghanistan who wins it 2-1 but Ireland will be happy with their performance. They didn't perform too bad throughout but failed to win crucial moments and eventually lost the first two games. They though did well here to pull the game back and kept their nerves to eventually finish the series with a win.

Ball 6: Khan to O'Brien, SIX! Kevin O'Brien, you champion! What a strike on the final ball of the Super Over! Ireland have finally defeated Afghanistan after 7 years in T20Is. Full and outside off, O'Brien hammers it over long off for a biggie.

Ball 5: Khan to Tector, 1 RUN, Only a single. A boundary off the final ball is what Ireland need. Full and around off, Tector looks to heave it on the leg side but the ball takes the inner half of the bat and rolls towards deep square leg.

Ball 4: Khan to Tector, NOT OUT! Tector did not lift his leg there. Flatter and around off, Tector looks to force it on the off side but he misses. Gurbaz behind the wickets quickly whips the bails off and the decision is taken upstairs. The replays roll in and show that Tector never went out of the popping crease.

Ball 3: Khan to Stirling, OUT! LBW! Khan has the last laugh. And the game is far from getting over. Khan bowls this slower through the air and on middle, Stirling looks to slog sweep but misses to get struck on the pads. They appeal and the umpire raises the finger quickly. 4 needed for Ireland to win. A wicket here will seal the deal for Afghanistan. What a game!

Ball 2: Khan to Stirling, FOUR RUNS. What a strike from Stirling. Full and in the slot from Khan, Stirling hammers it to deep mid-wicket fence.

Ball 1: Khan to O'Brien, 1 RUN. In the air but the ball lands in no man's land. Fuller and outside off, O'Brien swings hard but does not time it well. The ball goes high in the air but lands safely before long off.

Paul Stirling and Kevin O'Brien walk out to face Rashid khan. Which side be able to keep their nerves and win the game?

Excellent bowling from Young means that the Afghan batters failed to find the fence and all the hosts could manage just 8. 9 for them to avoid the clean sweep.

Ball 6: Young to Gurbaz, NOT OUT! Fuller and just around off, Gurbaz can only loft it towards sweeper cover for a single. They go for the second but the fielder quickly releases the throw at the keeper's end but Gurbaz does well to drag his bat in.

Ball 5: Young to Nabi, Just a single! Excellent bowling from Young. Another very full ball around off, Nabi can only push it to long on for a single.

Ball 4: Young to Nabi, In the air... but safe! Short and around middle, Nabi pulls but the timing is not there. The ball drops near the fence at deep square leg away from the fielder. A couple taken. 5 off the first 4 balls.

Ball 3: Young to Gurbaz, Down the leg side this time, Gurbaz can only find short third man for a single. Excellent first three balls.

Ball 2: Young to Nabi, Shortish and around off, pulled towards long on for a single.

Ball 1: Young to Gurbaz, Full and outside off, Gurbaz goes for the drive but gets an outside edge. A single as the ball goes to short third man.

Now, then. Who will bat first? Who all will be the batters and bowlers? Tension, nerves! It is Rahmanullah Gurbaz and Mohammad Nabi who are the two batters for Afghanistan. Craig Young has been given the ball by Ireland.

WOW! 40 overs done and we are yet to get the winner! What an unbelievable game of cricket and we are not done yet. It was Ireland who should've won but you can't get away from superstar Rashid Khan. If he fails to deliver it with the ball, he will deliver it with the bat.

19.6
4
J Little to R Khan, FOUR! It is Super Over! Wow! What a game! Full and outside off, Rashid backs away and lofts it over deep point for a boundary.
19.5
0
J Little to R Khan, Excellent bowling under pressure! It is full and outside off, Rashid looks to squeeze it out but he misses. Super Over on the cards?
19.5
0
J Little to R Khan, WIDE! Missed the line again as this one is wide outside off. Rashid looks to reach out but misses. Little is under the pump here.
19.4
6
J Little to R Khan, SIX! HUGE! Rashid Khan, you beauty! What a strike from him. Little bowls this one in the slot for Rashid, he hangs on the back foot and powers it over long on for a massive six.
19.4
0
J Little to R Khan, WIDE! Goes full again but this time it is wide outside off, Rashid swings hard but misses. Wided by the umpire.

Qais Ahmad is in now!

19.3
0
J Little to A Afghan, OUT! CAUGHT! Afghan departs now and the chances of Afghanistan making a clean sweep takes a massive dive. Excellent bowling from Little. He bowls it full and wide outside off, Afghan reaches out and looks to loft it over mid off but he fails to get any timing. The ball goes straight to Balbirnie who makes no mistake.
19.2
2
J Little to A Afghan, Dropped! Oh dear, what have you done Ireland. An easy chance has been spilled by Balbirnie. Two fielders converged for the catch and none called for it. A fuller and around off, Afghan looks to power it over extra cover but he fails to time it well. The ball goes high in the air. One of the fielder from sweeper cover runs forward and Balbirnie goes behind to catch. Eventually both fail to hold on. Two taken.
19.1
1
J Little to R Khan, Just a single! Full and outside off, Rashid can only stroke it to sweeper cover for a run.
18.6
1
C Young to R Khan, Just a single on the last ball. Shortish and around off, Rashid pulls it down to long on for a single. 16 needed off the final over.
18.5
2
C Young to R Khan, In the air... but safe! A length ball just around off, Rashid looks to loft it over long off but he fails to time it too well. It just about eludes the effort of mid off and drops to safety. A couple taken.

Rashid Khan is the new man in.

18.4
0
C Young to G Naib, OUT! TIMBER! Naib looks disappointed. Perfect one from Young. It is bowled one on a length and in line with the stumps. Naib looks to hoick it across the line towards mid-wicket. He misses his line and sees the furniture get disturbed.
18.3
1
C Young to A Afghan, Full and on middle, Afghan looks to loft it only to get it towards long on for a single.
18.2
1
C Young to G Naib, Short and on middle, pulled towards mid-wicket by Naib and just for a single.
18.1
1
C Young to A Afghan, Length ball outside off, slashed over the sweeper cover for a single.
17.6
0
J Little to G Naib, BEATEN! Good length delivery outside off, Naib looks to defend but misses it. 22 needed in last two overs.
17.6
0
J Little to G Naib, WIDE! Little bowls it wide outside off, Naib looks to go after it but misses it.
17.5
1
J Little to A Afghan, Length delivery on off, Afghan punches it towards covers. The fielder goes for a direct hit at the bowler's end but misses it. The batsmen take a run.
17.4
0
J Little to A Afghan, BEATEN! Full delivery outside off, Afghan looks to drive but misses it.
17.3
0
J Little to A Afghan, Full delivery on off, Afghan drives it to covers.
17.2
1
J Little to G Naib, Short delivery on middle, Naib pulls it through mid-wicket for a run.
17.2
0
J Little to G Naib, WIDE! Length delivery down the leg side, Naib looks to flick but misses it.
17.1
4
J Little to G Naib, FOUR! Nice shot! Full delivery on off, Naib drives it through point for a boundary.

Joshua Little is back on. 2-0-10-0 are his figures so far.

16.6
1
C Young to G Naib, Length and around off, pushed to long off for a run.
16.5
1
C Young to A Afghan, Short and around off, pulled to long on for a single.
16.4
0
C Young to A Afghan, Short again, Afghan once again goes for the pull but he is a bit too early as the ball takes the inside edge and hits the body and rolls towards the off side.
16.3
4
C Young to A Afghan, DROPPED AND FOUR! How can you do that Getkate? Young is deprived of a wicket here. Craig bangs one short and Afghan goes for the pull despite not being in a position to play at it. The ball goes aerially towards mid-wicket where the fielder goes for the catch but spills it at the last moment. The ball in the end rolls to the fence for a boundary.
16.2
0
C Young to G Naib, Length ball on leg, Naib looks to tuck it to the leg side but gets it off the pads towards the leg side. A leg bye taken.
16.1
1
C Young to A Afghan, Length ball on the pads, Afghan flicks it to short fine leg for a single.

Craig Young is back on.

15.6
1
B McCarthy to A Afghan, Full delivery on middle, Afghan flicks it through square leg for a single. Afghanistan need 38 runs in 24 balls. McCarthy finishes his spell with figures of 4-0-21-1.
15.5
1
B McCarthy to G Naib, Short of a length delivery, Naib pulls it through mid-wicket for a run.
15.4
1
B McCarthy to A Afghan, Short delivery on middle, Afghan pulls it through mid-wicket for a single.
15.3
0
B McCarthy to A Afghan, Full delivery on leg, Afghan looks to flick but gets hit on the pads.
15.2
1
B McCarthy to G Naib, Short delivery on middle, Naib pulls it through mid-wicket for a single.
15.1
0
B McCarthy to G Naib, BEATEN! Good length delivery outside off, Naib looks to defend but misses it.

Barry McCarthy to bowl out. 3-0-17-1 from him so far.

14.6
1
S Singh to G Naib, Naib keeps out the hat-trick ball as he eases a full ball outside off down to long off for a single. 42 needed in last overs.

Gulbadin Naib is in now.

14.5
0
S Singh to N Zadran, OUT! LBW! Two in two from Singh and Ireland are making a roaring comeback in this game. Flighted delivery on off, Zadran looks to play a reverse sweep but gets hit on the pads. The bowler appeals for lbw and the umpire raises his finger. Hat-trick ball coming up.

Najibullah Zadran is the new man in.

14.4
0
S Singh to M Nabi, OUT! CAUGHT! Nabi departs and Afghanistan are dealt a major blow. Nabi looks disoriented here. It is a short one on middle, Nabi goes for a the pull but mistimes it straight to the man at long on.
14.3
2
S Singh to M Nabi, Full and outside off, Nabi drives it through extra cover and gets a couple.
14.2
1
S Singh to A Afghan, Flatter and outside off, Afghan cuts it through point for single.
14.1
0
S Singh to A Afghan, Floated outside off, Afghan sweeps it to square leg.

Simi Singh to bowl out. 3-0-33-0 are his figures so far.

13.6
1
J Little to A Afghan, Length ball on off, Afghan pushes it to mid on and scampers for a quick single.
13.5
1
J Little to M Nabi, Length ball on middle, Nabi flicks it to mid-wicket and gets to the other end.
13.4
0
J Little to M Nabi, Play and a miss! Short of a length ball outside off, Nabi looks to cut but misses it as the ball goes past the outside edge.
13.3
0
J Little to M Nabi, Length delivery outside off, tapped towards point by Nabi.
13.2
1
J Little to A Afghan, Length ball on the pads, Afghan tucks it behind square on the leg side for a single.
13.1
0
J Little to A Afghan, Full and on middle, defended off the front foot to the leg side.

Joshua Little is back on. 1-0-7-0 are his figures so far.

12.6
0
B McCarthy to M Nabi, BEATEN! On a good length and outside off, Nabi looks to go big but misses it.
12.5
0
B McCarthy to M Nabi, Good length delivery on middle, Nabi looks to flick but gets a leading edge. It lands safely towards cover-point.
12.4
1
B McCarthy to A Afghan, On a length on middle, Afghan drives it towards long on for a single.
12.3
1
B McCarthy to M Nabi, Good length ball just outside off, Nabi calmly taps it through short third man to get off the mark.

Mohammad Nabi comes in next with the bat.

12.2
0
B McCarthy to K Janat, OUT! Knocks him over! A length ball around off, Janat moves away and looks to slam it over long off but he misses. The ball though does not miss its mark and pegs the stumps behind. 51 more needed in 46 balls. Can Ireland get a couple more quickly?
12.1
1
B McCarthy to A Afghan, Flighted delivery on middle, Afghan flicks it through mid-wicket for a single.

Barry McCarthy is back on. 2-0-14-0 are his figures so far.

11.6
4
C Young to K Janat, FOUR! Pummeled! Short and down the leg side, Janat swivels and pulls it down to fine leg fence for a boundary.
11.5
1
C Young to A Afghan, Fuller and around off, Afghan drives it to long on for a single.
11.4
1
C Young to K Janat, Bouncer on middle, Janat pulls it towards deep mid-wicket for a run.
11.3
1
C Young to A Afghan, Length ball around off, Afghan works it behind square leg for a run.
11.2
0
C Young to A Afghan, Shortish and around off, pushed towards short mid-wicket.
11.1
1
C Young to K Janat, Shortish and around off, Janat taps it towards point for a run.
10.6
6
S Singh to A Afghan, SIX! Massive! That is huge! Singh tosses up once again, this time Afghan gets under the ball and powers it over the bowler's head for a huge hit. 15 from the over.
10.5
1
S Singh to K Janat, Short and around off, Janat strokes it to sweeper cover for a single.
10.4
1
S Singh to A Afghan, Full and tossed up wide outside off, swept to deep square leg for a single.
10.3
1
S Singh to K Janat, Full delivery on middle, Janat drives it through mid on for a run.
10.2
0
S Singh to K Janat, NOT OUT! Asghar Afghan is safe! Floated delivery on off, Janat defends it towards the off side. The fielder throws the ball at the bowler's end where Simi Singh takes the bails off. It is referred upstairs. Replays show that Afghan had dragged his bat well inside the crease.

A run out check! It is referred upstairs. Looks like Afghan has made it.

10.1
6
S Singh to K Janat, SIX! Easy pickings! Short delivery on middle, Janat waits and pulls it over mid-wicket for a maximum.

Simi Singh returns. 2-0-18-0 from him so far.

9.6
1
C Young to K Janat, Full and around off, stroked towards mid on for a quick single. 68/2 at the halfway mark. 75 more needed in 60 balls.
9.5
2
C Young to K Janat, Good length ball around off, Janat opens the bat face and guides it towards third man where O'Brien makes an excellent stop. Two taken.
9.4
1
C Young to A Afghan, Landed around middle and leg, Afghan tucks it towards mid-wicket where Simi makes a diving stop to his right. A single taken.
9.3
4
C Young to A Afghan, FOUR! Slammed! Afghan is off the mark in style! Full and just around off, Afghan hammers it through extra cover for a boundary.
9.2
0
C Young to A Afghan, This one is angled into the batter from just outside off, Afghan tucks it towards mid-wicket.
9.1
0
C Young to A Afghan, Play and a miss! Excellent pacy length ball outside off, Afghan without any feet movement goes after the ball but fails to connect.

Craig Young to bowl now.

8.6
0
G Delany to K Janat, Flatter on the pads, Janat looks to flick but misses to get hit on the pads. 2 wickets and just a run from the over.

Asghar Afghan is the next batsman in.

8.5
0
G Delany to U Ghani, OUT! CAUGHT! The openers depart in the span of 4 balls. Delany is the lucky man here. It is floated once again around middle and leg, Ghani too goes for a hit at the cow corner but Tector manning the deep mid-wicket fence runs to his right and gobbles it up. Afghanistan need 83 in 66 balls to win.
8.4
0
G Delany to U Ghani, Tossed up on middle, Ghani punches the ball off the back foot at the last minute.
8.3
0
G Delany to U Ghani, Floated and on middle, tucked to short mid-wicket.

Karim Janat is the new man in.

8.2
0
G Delany to R Gurbaz, OUT! CAUGHT! First one down and Ireland sniff an opening here. Flighted delivery on middle, Gurbaz lofts it over mid-wicket but does not get the distance on it. It goes towards the fielder at deep mid-wicket where Tector takes a comfortable catch. Until this shot Gurbaz was going great guns. Later on the replays show that the bat turned in his hand and that affected his shot and he failed to get the distance.
8.1
1
G Delany to U Ghani, Tossed up delivery on middle, Ghani drives it towards mid on and takes a quick single.
7.6
1
S Singh to U Ghani, Short and on middle, Ghani pulls it to long on for a run.
7.5
4
S Singh to U Ghani, FOUR! Excellent shot! Fuller and around off and middle, Ghani sweeps it between deep square leg and deep mid-wicket to bag his second boundary.
7.4
0
S Singh to U Ghani, On the pads, Ghani flicks but finds short fine leg.
7.3
1
S Singh to R Gurbaz, Flatter and outside off, Gurbaz sweeps it to deep mid-wicket for a single.
7.2
0
S Singh to R Gurbaz, Flatter and shortish around off, Gurbaz pushes it towards covers.
7.1
0
S Singh to R Gurbaz, Floated one on middle, pushed back to the bowler.

Simi Singh is back on. 1-0-12-0 from him so far.

6.6
1
G Delany to R Gurbaz, Flatter and on middle, this one is stroked down to long on for a single.
6.5
1
G Delany to U Ghani, Misfield and a run. Another tossed up ball on middle, Ghani pushes it to the left side of the bowler who misfields and allows a run.
6.4
0
G Delany to U Ghani, Floated on middle, pushed back to the bowler. 4 dots in a row.
6.3
0
G Delany to U Ghani, Flatter and on off, Ghani looks to pull but gets an inside edge onto the thigh pad and the ball drops right on the wicket.
6.2
0
G Delany to U Ghani, Floated on the pads, Ghani flicks it but finds the fielder at mid-wicket to perfection.
6.1
0
G Delany to U Ghani, Tossed up delivery on middle, Ghani pushes it towards mid on.

Gareth Delany returns. 2-0-18-0 are his numbers so far.

5.6
4
B McCarthy to R Gurbaz, FOUR! Powerful hit! It is bowled short and on middle, Gurbaz pulls it through square leg and the ball races to the fence for a boundary. Afghanistan end with 51/0 at the end of the Powerplay. Afghanistan need 92 runs in 84 balls.
5.5
1
B McCarthy to U Ghani, Full and on leg, Ghani flicks it through mid-wicket for a single.
5.4
1
B McCarthy to R Gurbaz, Slower ball on the pads, flicked towards backward square leg this time for a single.
5.3
1
B McCarthy to U Ghani, Another full ball on middle, Gurbaz flicks it to long on for a run.
5.2
0
B McCarthy to U Ghani, Full and on the pads, flicked straight to mid-wicket.
5.1
4
B McCarthy to U Ghani, FOUR! Elegant hit! Full and on the pads, Ghani flicks it uppishly over the mid-wicket fielder and into the deep mid-wicket fence for a boundary.

Barry McCarthy is back on. 1-0-3-0 from him so far.

4.6
4
J Little to R Gurbaz, FOUR! Handsome hit! Full and on off, Gurbaz drives it straight down the ground and beats mid off for a boundary at long off.
4.5
0
J Little to R Gurbaz, Short of a length ball on middle, Gurbaz pulls it but the ball drops short of the short mid-wicket fielder.
4.4
1
J Little to U Ghani, Full and on the pads, tucked towards square leg for a run.
4.3
1
J Little to R Gurbaz, Length and on off, pushed to covers for a single.
4.2
1
J Little to U Ghani, Length ball outside off, Ghani looks to go over the off side but gets a thick outside edge towards third man where the fielder mops it up. The batter just settle for a single.
4.1
0
J Little to U Ghani, Length and on middle, Ghani defends it to the leg side.

Joshua Little is on now.

3.6
6
S Singh to R Gurbaz, SIX! Excellent use of the feet! Tossed up delivery on off, Gurbaz comes down the track and lofts it over long off for a maximum.
3.5
1
S Singh to U Ghani, Full delivery on middle, Ghani drives it through mid on for a single.
3.4
1
S Singh to R Gurbaz, Floated delivery on middle, Gurbaz flicks it through mid-wicket for a run.
3.3
4
S Singh to R Gurbaz, FOUR! Nicely swept! Flighted delivery down the leg side, Gurbaz sweeps it towards fine leg for a boundary.
3.2
0
S Singh to R Gurbaz, Full delivery on off, Gurbaz drives it to covers.
3.1
0
S Singh to R Gurbaz, Tossed up delivery on off, Gurbaz plays it to covers.

Simi Singh is into the attack now.

2.6
1
G Delany to R Gurbaz, Flatter one on middle, Gurbaz tucks it towards mid-wicket and takes a single. 15 runs have come from the over.
2.5
6
G Delany to R Gurbaz, SIX! Slammed! Gurbaz is in fine form here. Delany drops one short and on middle, Rahmanullah rocks onto the back foot and pulls it up and over the deep square leg fence for a biggie.
2.4
0
G Delany to R Gurbaz, Floated and on off, Gurbaz punches it off the back foot.
2.3
1
G Delany to U Ghani, Another full ball on the pads, Ghani flicks it to mid-wicket and gets to the other end.
2.2
1
G Delany to R Gurbaz, Floated and on middle, tucked towards the leg side for a single.
2.1
6
G Delany to R Gurbaz, SIX! First hit of the innings and it comes from the bat of Rahmanullah Gurbaz. He is the one who goes attacking from the word go but he clears the fence only in the third over. Some good bowling by Ireland bowlers there have kept him quite for a while. Floated on middle, Gurbaz lofts it handsomely over long on for a maximum.
1.6
1
B McCarthy to R Gurbaz, Full and on middle, flicked towards mid-wicket for a single.
1.5
0
B McCarthy to R Gurbaz, Play and a miss! Length ball outside off, Gurbaz looks to flick it towards mid-wicket but the ball goes between the bat and the body and into the mitts of the keeper.
1.4
1
B McCarthy to U Ghani, Short of a length ball outside off, Ghani cuts it through point for a single.
1.3
0
B McCarthy to U Ghani, Another full ball on off and middle, pushed to mid on off the front foot.
1.2
0
B McCarthy to U Ghani, Full and on middle, pushed back to the bowler.
1.1
1
B McCarthy to R Gurbaz, On a good length on off, Gurbaz taps it towards the off side and takes a quick single.

Barry McCarthy to bowl from the other end.

0.6
1
G Delany to R Gurbaz, Full and on the pads, tucked towards mid-wicket for a single. Just 3 runs from the over.
0.5
2
G Delany to R Gurbaz, Brilliant effort in the field there by Harry Tector. It is floated on the pads, Gurbaz flicks it towards mid-wicket where Tector runs to his right and fields it. The batters get a couple.
0.4
0
G Delany to R Gurbaz, Floated and on off, pushed to covers.
0.3
0
G Delany to R Gurbaz, Floated outside off, Gurbaz goes for the slog but misses it.
0.2
0
G Delany to R Gurbaz, Fuller and on the stumps, Gurbaz pushes the ball off the back foot.
0.1
0
G Delany to R Gurbaz, Floated on off by Delany, pushed back to the bowler off the front foot by Gurbaz.

We are back for the run chase. The Irish players are out in the middle. Rahmanullah Gurbaz and Usman Ghani are the two openers for Afghanistan who follow them. Spin first up as Gareth Delany is ready to bowl. Here we go...