Player of the Match
Player of the Match
    3.6 How's that for a comeback! Length on middle, slightly quicker, Zazai stays back, playing for the flatter trajectory rather than the length, perhaps stayed a tad low, skidded on to him a little and crashed into his middle stump 17/1
    4.4 What a catch and it's all happening in Dehradun! Pulled his length back a little, it stuck in the surface, and Noor Zadran went for the backfoot punch again, was early into the shot on this occasion, pushing it aerially to cover's right, who takes a smart catch, diving low to his right 23/2
    10.5 inside edge and well taken by the keeper! Innocuous looking delivery outside off, he pushed at it tentatively, trying to chop it away to point, and the thinnest inside edge carried low to the keeper, who pouched it safely 58/3
    32.2 Ireland might have their breakthrough! Yes! Asghar Afghan is diving awkwardly at the striker's end and is caught short by a direct hit. He's tumble and done something to either his shoulder or bicep. On his feet now, but he'll have to go. Just nowhere near completing a risky run. Short of a length just outside off, sliced into the covers and he isn't even close enough to ground his bat as Dockrell swoops down on this - after it was parried towards him by point - and hits the stumps on the bounce. Afghanistan had just begun to put some pressure on Ireland, but they've given it all away. Another good innings from their captain comes to an end 131/7
    11.2 that's a beauty and that's another one! tossed up outside off, inviting the batsman forward, who obliges only to realize that he isn't quite to the pitch of it, the hint of turn away and extra bounce induce the outside edge, taken well by the slip fielder low to his left 59/4
    13.2 massive appeal and given! That's a beautiful delivery, drift into the batsman and sharp turn away as he tried to push it to the leg side with the initial angle. He was struck in front but the only problem was that it pitched outside leg. Pretty unlucky 67/5
    17.3 hits it straight back! Oh this freefall doesn't stop for Afghanistan. A classic fingerspinner's dismissal. Lobbed up at a length outside off, getting him to try and drive against the turn. He looks to do that, without coming close to the pitch of the ball. It floats back to the bowler who takes a simple catch. Another Afghanistan batsman out playing with hard hands 81/6
    46.3 down the wicket, doesn't quite time it as he looks to go over long-off, and taken comfortably on the boundary 217/8
    49.1 length, angled in, Rashid shuffles across and hammers it flat and hard to deep squareleg who takes it brilliantly, diving low to his right, ensuring that the ball doesn't pop out as his elbows make contact with the turf. That's the end of the Afghanistan innings, they haven't managed to bat out the fifty overs, but got close enough 223/10
    47.3 length outside off, has a wild swing at it, only managing a top edge high in the air and straight down thrid-man's throat 219/9
    not out
    2 (w 2)
    223 all out (49.1 Overs, RR: 4.53)
    Fall of wickets: 1-17 (Hazratullah Zazai, 3.6 ov), 2-23 (Noor Ali Zadran, 4.4 ov), 3-58 (Rahmat Shah, 10.5 ov), 4-59 (Ikram Alikhil, 11.2 ov), 5-67 (Gulbadin Naib, 13.2 ov), 6-81 (Najibullah Zadran, 17.3 ov), 7-131 (Asghar Afghan, 32.2 ov), 8-217 (Mohammad Nabi, 46.3 ov), 9-219 (Aftab Alam, 47.3 ov), 10-223 (Rashid Khan, 49.1 ov)
    TJ Murtagh1004914.90353210
    AR McBrine1003723.70383100
    GH Dockrell9.115516.00316200
    WB Rankin1005025.00399010
    J Cameron-Dow1003233.20352000
    5.4 massive appeal and given! That was full and tailing in, Porterfield went for the flick again, but beaten for pace this time and caught plumb in front 31/1
    6.5 length outside off, he goes for the sweep, misses and the keeper takes the bails off, Third-umpire has been called. The foot certainly slid out appreciably, the keeper took a while to take the bails off, which allows the batsman to drag his foot back but is it on the line? Tough one for the third-umpire. And he reckons there was nothing behind the line and Ireland are in deep trouble! 33/3
    6.3 length on off, lunges forward but it's the extra bounce that has him trouble, as it catches the splice and lobs up to Mujeeb for a simple return catch 32/2
    19.1 through him! Simi picks the googly, but he's through the sweep too early. Length outside off, gets low and is beaten because this barely comes onto him. Beats the inside part of the under-edge and crashes into off stump 66/4
    31.2 another one dragged one! Cross bat shots haven't been a wise choice here, that was short on middle, he went for the pull, with little choice but to attack, ends up chopping it back onto his stumps and Afghanistan are just two away, with Ireland's only hope now back in the hut 96/8
    25.6 knocked over! That was a slower ball and he was through with his ugly swing across the line much before the ball arrived, it kept a little low and crashed into middle 82/5
    29.1 short outside off and chopped on Innocuous delivery dragged back off the inside edge as he tries to blast it through point, rather than just time it 90/6
    30.6 full toss, pushed back to the bowler, Rashid sticks his right hand out and hangs on to a beauty! The ball didn't deserve a wicket but return catches don't come much better than that 96/7
    not out
    31.3 through the gate and that's another one for Aftab! kept it simple, kept it straight, bowled it fast and he was too late too bring his bat down, which also came down at an angle, as the ball crashed into middle stump. He's on a hat-trick and will fancy his chances 96/9
    35.3 full on middle, there seemed to have been a massive inside edge before it struck him in front as he pushed forward but the umpire reckoned otherwise and that's a demolition job from Afghanistan 114/10
    7 (lb 3, w 4)
    114 all out (35.3 Overs, RR: 3.21)
    Fall of wickets: 1-31 (William Porterfield, 5.4 ov), 2-32 (Andy Balbirnie, 6.3 ov), 3-33 (Paul Stirling, 6.5 ov), 4-66 (Simi Singh, 19.1 ov), 5-82 (George Dockrell, 25.6 ov), 6-90 (Stuart Poynter, 29.1 ov), 7-96 (Andy McBrine, 30.6 ov), 8-96 (Kevin O'Brien, 31.2 ov), 9-96 (Tim Murtagh, 31.3 ov), 10-114 (Boyd Rankin, 35.3 ov)
    Mujeeb Ur Rahman802523.12291010
    Aftab Alam822543.12374000
    Gulbadin Naib602113.50252000
    Mohammad Nabi7.311812.40290000
    Rashid Khan602223.66221030

Match Details


Ireland , elected to field first

Player Of The Match

Series result

Afghanistan led the 5-match series 2-1

Match number


Hours of play (local time)

13.00 start, First Session 13.00-16.30, Interval 16.30-17.15, Second Session 17.15-20.45

Match days

08 March 2019 - day/night match (50-over match)

Reserve Umpire

Match Referee

Match Notes

Ireland 2nd innings Partnerships

1st31WTS PorterfieldPR Stirling
2nd1A BalbirniePR Stirling
3rd1PR StirlingSimi Singh
4th33KJ O'BrienSimi Singh
5th16KJ O'BrienGH Dockrell
6th8KJ O'BrienSW Poynter
7th6KJ O'BrienAR McBrine
8th0KJ O'BrienJ Cameron-Dow
9th0TJ MurtaghJ Cameron-Dow
10th18WB RankinJ Cameron-Dow