Afghanistan and Ireland in India, 5 ODI Series, 2019

Afghanistan vs Ireland - 2nd ODI

Venue: Rajiv Gandhi International Cricket Stadium, Dehradun

Date & Time: 02 March 2019

Afghanistan 250/7

RR: 5.15 | Match Abandoned

FULL SCORECARD

Batsman R B 4s 6s
Hazratullah Zazai c Andy Balbirnie & b Andy McBrine c Andy Balbirnie & b Andy McBrine 674355
Javed Ahmadi c William Porterfield (C) & b George Dockrell c William Porterfield (C) & b George Dockrell 225330
Rahmat Shah bowled George Dockrell bowled George Dockrell 546680
Hashmatullah Shahidi c Simi Singh & b Boyd Rankin c Simi Singh & b Boyd Rankin 527840
Asghar Afghan bowled Andy McBrine bowled Andy McBrine 8320
Mohammad Nabi c William Porterfield (C) & b Simi Singh c William Porterfield (C) & b Simi Singh 242002
Gulbadin Naib stumped George Dockrell stumped George Dockrell 3600
Rashid Khan not out not out 111201
Ikram Ali Khil not out not out 51000
Sayed Shirzad 0000
Mujeeb Ur Rahman 0000
Extras 4 (b 0, lb 2, w 2, nb 0)
Total 250 (7 Wkts, 48.3 Ov)
Fall of Wickets
90-1 (Hazratullah Zazai,15.2), 92-2 (Javed Ahmadi,16.2), 179-3 (Rahmat Shah,35.4), 188-4 (Asghar Afghan,36.3), 226-5 (Mohammad Nabi,42.3), 234-6 (Hashmatullah Shahidi,44.3), 234-7 (Gulbadin Naib,45.2),
BowlingO M R WEcon
Tim Murtagh9.3 1 47 0 5.05
Andy McBrine9 0 43 2 4.78
Boyd Rankin9 1 38 1 4.22
Simi Singh8 0 33 1 4.13
James Cameron Dow4 0 36 0 9.00
George Dockrell9 1 51 3 5.67
William Porterfield 0,0 0 0 0 0
Paul Stirling 0,0 0 0 0 0
Andy Balbirnie 0,0 0 0 0 0
Kevin O'Brien 0,0 0 0 0 0
Stuart Poynter 0,0 0 0 0 0

A sorry end to this 2nd ODI. Afghanistan would have liked to have a go at the Irish and possibly take a 2-0 lead but that's not to be. The 3rd ODI will be played at this very venue at the same time - Rajiv Gandhi International Cricket Stadium, Dehradun at 1300 local (0730 GMT) on the 5th of March. Join in for that one. Till then, stay safe!

That is that! THE MATCH HAS BEEN CALLED OFF! It didn't seem like the showers wanted to stop and after much delay the umpires have put curtains to this affair.

We have no news yet of the revised score and will get back as soon as we are updated. For now the covers continue to stick to the playing surface. Let's hope we have some cricket left in this.

The tourists were below average on the field. They dropped catches and allowed the Men in Blue to take charge of the game. Porterfield kept changing his bowlers which he was rewarded for. Dockrell was the pick of the bowlers picking 3 wickets while his partner McBrine grabbed two. The ball is spinning here and the tweakers have made good use of the surface.

The home team started on a positive note. Especially, Zazai who got to his maiden half century. He gave his side the head-start that was needed stitching 90 runs for the opening wicket. Shahidi and Rahmat added 87 for the 3rd wicket where both reach their respective 50s. The lower order tried going after everything and eventually lost their way.

Ireland came back well at the death. They tightened things towards the end and ensured they do not chase a big total. The Afghans were 187/3 after 36 overs, and looked like they would reach close to the 300-run mark but lost wickets as the game progressed.

While the rain continues to fall, the Afghanistan innings has come to an end at 250/7 in 48.3 overs.

Update 1745 local - The covers are coming off! Wait a minute. We don't like to say it but just like the last time, the groundsmen have brought back the covers. The teasing game continues.

Update 1730 local - We have nothing for you. The covers are still on along with the floodlights. The forecast of rain till 2000 hrs is about 50 percent and gets worst post that. Let's hope we have good news to follow.

Update 1655 local - The covers are off. We hope we get the remaining 9 balls quickly. Scratch that. The groundsmen have brought the covers back on. Looks like we will have a further delay.

Bad news! It has started to drizzle a bit. Not heavy but enough for the umpires to ask the players to take shelter. Let's hope we resume the innings ASAP.

48.3
6
Tim Murtagh to R Khan, SIX! Amazing shot. Short of a length delivery, Rashid waits and pulls it over mid-wicket for a biggie. It was a much needed one for them as runs were coming very slow.
48.2
0
Tim Murtagh to R Khan, Full on off, Khan plays it to short third man.
48.1
1
Tim Murtagh to Ali Khil, Length delivery on middle, Ikram flicks it towards square leg for a run.
47.6
1
G Dockrell to Ali Khil, Tossed up on middle, Ikram comes down the track and plays it towards mid on for a single.
47.4
1
G Dockrell to R Khan, Short on off, Khan cuts it towards point for a run.
47.3
0
G Dockrell to R Khan, Flighted delivery on off, Khan guides it towards third man for a run.
47.2
1
G Dockrell to Ali Khil, Tossed up on middle, Khil drives it towards mid on for a single.
47.1
1
G Dockrell to R Khan, Floated on middle, Khan comes down the track and plays it towards the leg side for a run.
46.6
1
Tim Murtagh to R Khan, Length delivery outside off, Rashid cuts it towards point for a run.
46.5
1
Tim Murtagh to Ali Khil, Short of a length delivery, Ikram pulls it over mid-wicket for a run.
46.4
1
Tim Murtagh to R Khan, On middle, Khan flicks it through mid-wicket for a run.
46.3
0
Tim Murtagh to R Khan, Short of a length delivery, Khan tries to hook it but misses it.
46.2
1
Tim Murtagh to Ali Khil, On a good length on off, Ikram defends it towards covers and takes a quick run.
46.1
1
Tim Murtagh to R Khan, Length delivery on middle, Khan flicks it towards the leg side for a run.

Tim Murtagh is back into the attack.

45.6
0
G Dockrell to Ali Khil, Drifts this down leg, Khil misses his flick. The fielding side ask the question but the umpire stays put. Looked like going down leg that. A maiden wicket over from Dockrell.
45.5
0
G Dockrell to Ali Khil, 5 dots. Ali cannot get it past the field on the off side.
45.4
0
G Dockrell to Ali Khil, On top of off, Ali Khil punches it to mid off.
45.3
0
G Dockrell to Ali Khil, On the pads, turned away to the man at square leg.

Ikram Ali Khil, the debutant, is the new batsman in.

45.2
0
G Dockrell to G Naib, OUT! GONE! Dockrell helds this back on off, Naib comes down the track and looks to clear the stadium. Is beaten all ends up and the ball goes below his bat. Poynter takes the bails off and Naib too has to walk back.
45.1
0
G Dockrell to G Naib, Driven through mid on by the batsman.
44.6
0
B Rankin to R Khan, Great ball to end the over. Back of a length outside off, Rashid hangs his bat outside off and almost gets his outside edge to the keeper. 2 runs and a wicket from the over.
44.5
0
B Rankin to R Khan, Bouncer! Rashid ducks under the bouncer at the last moment.
44.4
0
B Rankin to R Khan, Played to the point region by the batsman.

Rashid Khan is the new batsman in.

44.3
0
B Rankin to H Shahidi, OUT! Three short balls in a row. He had the man at the boundary for it, forced Shahidi into it and gets the prize. Bangs it in short over the stumps, Shahidi pulls but finds Simi Singh at the ropes. Shahidi departs after a well made fifty.
44.2
1
B Rankin to G Naib, Another short ball pulled through mid-wicket to rotate strike.
44.1
1
B Rankin to H Shahidi, On middle, Shahidi pulls but it goes off the inner half through mid-wicket for a run.

Boyd Rankin is back to bowl at the death.

43.6
1
G Dockrell to H Shahidi, Shahidi hits this away from the mid on fielder to retain strike.
43.5
1
G Dockrell to G Naib, Full on off, Naib has driven it through mid off. They pick up a single.
43.4
1
G Dockrell to H Shahidi, 6th fifty for Shahidi. Been patient and has got his reward. Nudges this down fine leg to get to the other end.
43.3
1
G Dockrell to G Naib, Gets off the mark by punching this ball to the off side.
43.2
0
G Dockrell to G Naib, Naib has played that off the front foot and into the ground.
43.1
1
G Dockrell to H Shahidi, On the pads, flicked away through square leg for one.
42.6
1
S Singh to H Shahidi, Shahidi works it down the leg side. One run added to the total.
42.5
0
S Singh to H Shahidi, On off, hit to mid on for a dot ball.
42.4
0
S Singh to H Shahidi, On off, Shahidi hits it back towards the bowler who dives to his left and stops the ball.