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Home  »  Cricket  »  Afghanistan vs Ireland 2019  »  1st ODI

Ireland vs Afghanistan 2019 1st ODI Score, Commentary

Series : Afghanistan v Ireland in India 2019
Date : Feb 28 2019, Thu - 01:00 PM (IST)
Venue : Rajiv Gandhi International Cricket Stadium, Dehradun, India
IRE 161
AFG 165/5
Afghanistan won by 5 wickets
Toss : Ireland won the toss and elected to bat.
Current Run Rate: 3.94
Player Of The Match : Gulbadin Naib
Batsman R B 4s 6s SR
Asghar Stanikzai 7 17 0 0 41.18
Najibullah Zadran * 12 3 0 2 400
Last 5 overs: 43 runs, 1 wkts
Last Wicket: Gulbadin Naib 46 (61b)
Bowler O M R W Eco
Boyd Rankin 9.0 2 48 2 5.3
George Dockrell * 4.5 0 31 1 6.4
Recent overs
6 0 6 W 1
4 6 2 0 0 4
1 0 0 0 1 0
2
Commentry
  • 41.5

    SIX! George Dockrell to Najibullah Zadran. Stock ball half volley, down leg side on the front foot Slog, well timed in the air under control over deep mid wicket for 6 runs. What a way to finish it. No messing around, three balls, two sixes. Clears the front leg, and pumps it over deep mid wicket.

    Afghanistan get home with 49 balls to spare. Looked easy, but they had a bit of a wobble in the middle overs. Ireland not putting enough runs on the board to really pile on the pressure on the host's batting. In the end, the Afghanistan bowling was too strong, and they take a 1-0 lead in this five match series.

    Not long till the next one, which is on Saturday, so join us again for that.

  • 41.4

    George Dockrell to Najibullah Zadran. Stock ball back of a length, to leg on the back foot driving, to mid off for no runs, fielded by Porterfield.

  • 41.3

    SIX! George Dockrell to Najibullah Zadran. Stock ball half volley, off stump on the front foot driving, well timed in the air under control over long on for 6 runs. What a start from Najibullah! Gets into position early, and belts this over the long on fence. Just three more needed.

  • 41.2

    OUT! Caught & Bowled. George Dockrell to Gulbadin Naib. Stock ball half volley, to leg on the front foot working, leading edge back to bowler, by Dockrell. A consolation wicket for Ireland. No fifty for Gulbadin. He looks to turn it into the legside, but closes the bat too early. The ball pops up off the edge, and loops back into the hands of the bowler.

    Gulbadin Naib c and b George Dockrell 46 (61)
  • 41.1

    George Dockrell to Asghar Afghan. Stock ball half volley, to leg on the front foot working, to square leg for 1 run, fielded by McCollum.

  • 41
    Over 41. 16 runs. Bowler: Boyd Rankin. Afghanistan: 152/4 (rr 3.71)
    Runs Scored Asghar Afghan* 6 (16) George Dockrell* 4.0-0-18-0
    4 0 0 2 6 4 Gulbadin Naib 46 (60) Boyd Rankin 9.0-2-48-2
  • 40.6

    FOUR! Boyd Rankin to Gulbadin Naib. Full toss, to leg on the back foot pulling, Gloved past fine leg for 4 runs. Should have been called a no-ball on height, but nothing from the umpire. A huge beamer from Rankin, and Gulbadin manages to get some glove on it down the legside.

  • 40.5

    SIX! Boyd Rankin to Gulbadin Naib. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot Slog, well timed in the air under control over deep mid wicket for 6 runs. Phwoar! That's a meaty blow from Gulbadin. Clears the front leg, and deposits it deep into the stands.

  • 40.4

    Boyd Rankin to Gulbadin Naib. Back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot pulling, to long off for 2 runs, fielded by Murtagh.

  • 40.3

    Boyd Rankin to Gulbadin Naib. Length ball, outside off stump on the back foot pushing, to short extra cover for no runs, fielded by Singh.

  • 40.2

    Boyd Rankin to Gulbadin Naib. Back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot pulling, to short mid wicket for no runs, dropped catch by Dockrell. Put down. Ireland's chances are fading, and dropping catches won't help either. Struck sweetly from Gulbadin, but straight into the hands of short mid wicket. Dockrell should take it, but it bursts out.

  • 40.1

    FOUR! Boyd Rankin to Gulbadin Naib. Half volley, outside off stump on the front foot driving, well timed in the air under control past long on for 4 runs. Gulbadin has targeted that area when it has come into his zone. Smoked over wide mid on once again for four.

  • 40
    Over 40. 2 runs. Bowler: George Dockrell. Afghanistan: 136/4 (rr 3.40)
    Runs Scored Gulbadin Naib* 30 (54) Boyd Rankin* 8.0-2-32-2
    0 1 0 0 0 1 Asghar Afghan 6 (16) George Dockrell 4.0-0-18-0
  • 39.6

    George Dockrell to Gulbadin Naib. Stock length ball, outside off stump on the front foot pushing, to long off for 1 run, fielded by Stirling.

  • 39.5

    George Dockrell to Gulbadin Naib. Stock length ball, off stump on the front foot defending, to short mid wicket for no runs, fielded by Porterfield.

  • 39.4

    George Dockrell to Gulbadin Naib. Stock length ball, outside off stump on the front foot defending, back to bowler for no runs, fielded by Dockrell.

  • 39.3

    George Dockrell to Gulbadin Naib. Stock length ball, off stump on the front foot defending, to silly mid on for no runs, fielded by Dockrell.

  • 39.2

    George Dockrell to Asghar Afghan. Stock length ball, middle stump on the front foot glancing, to short fine leg for 1 run, fielded by Murtagh.

  • 39.1

    George Dockrell to Asghar Afghan. Stock ball half volley, off stump on the front foot working, leading edge to cover for no runs, fielded by McCarthy.

  • 39
    Over 39. 7 runs. Bowler: Boyd Rankin. Afghanistan: 134/4 (rr 3.44)
    Runs Scored Asghar Afghan* 5 (14) George Dockrell* 3.0-0-16-0
    0 0 1 4 0 2 Gulbadin Naib 29 (50) Boyd Rankin 8.0-2-32-2
  • 38.6

    Boyd Rankin to Gulbadin Naib. Half volley, middle stump on the front foot flick, well timed in the air under control to fine leg for 2 runs, run save by McCarthy.

  • 38.5

    Boyd Rankin to Gulbadin Naib. Yorker, outside off stump on the front foot driving, back to bowler for no runs, fielded by Rankin.

  • 38.4

    FOUR! Boyd Rankin to Gulbadin Naib. Back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot pulling, well timed in the air under control past deep mid wicket for 4 runs. Quality shot from Gulbadin. A tad too short from Rankin, it sits up nicely, and gets swatted away in front of square for four.

  • 38.3

    Boyd Rankin to Asghar Afghan. Back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot glancing, to fine leg for 1 run, fielded by McCarthy.

  • 38.2

    Boyd Rankin to Asghar Afghan. Back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot working, to mid wicket for no runs, fielded by Balbirnie.

  • 38.1

    Boyd Rankin to Asghar Afghan. Back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot pushing, to backward point for no runs, fielded by McCollum.

  • 38
    Over 38. 1 run. Bowler: George Dockrell. Afghanistan: 127/4 (rr 3.34)
    Runs Scored Asghar Afghan* 4 (11) Barry McCarthy* 8.0-1-33-1
    0 0 0 0 1 0 Gulbadin Naib 23 (47) George Dockrell 3.0-0-16-0
  • 37.6

    George Dockrell to Gulbadin Naib. Stock length ball, outside off stump on the front foot defending, to silly mid off for no runs, fielded by Dockrell.

  • 37.5

    George Dockrell to Asghar Afghan. Stock length ball, outside off stump on the front foot dropped, to short extra cover for 1 run, fielded by McCollum.

  • 37.4

    George Dockrell to Asghar Afghan. Stock length ball, outside off stump on the front foot defending, to silly mid off for no runs, fielded by Dockrell.

  • 37.3

    George Dockrell to Asghar Afghan. Stock length ball, outside off stump on the back foot defending, to short mid wicket for no runs, fielded by Balbirnie.

  • 37.2

    George Dockrell to Asghar Afghan. Stock ball half volley, outside off stump on the front foot pushing, to mid on for no runs, fielded by Porterfield.

  • 37.1

    George Dockrell to Asghar Afghan. Stock length ball, off stump on the front foot defending, back to bowler for no runs, fielded by Dockrell.

  • 37
    Over 37. 12 runs. Bowler: Barry McCarthy. Afghanistan: 126/4 (rr 3.41)
    Runs Scored Asghar Afghan* 3 (6) Simi Singh* 10.0-1-19-1
    0 0 4 4 0 4 Gulbadin Naib 23 (46) Barry McCarthy 8.0-1-33-1
  • 36.6

    FOUR! Barry McCarthy to Gulbadin Naib. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot driving, well timed in the air under control past long on for 4 runs. Gulbadin is chancing his arm, and it is paying off. Three boundaries in the over, and suddenly Afghanistan can settle down again. Cracked it over mid on, much like the previous delivery.

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