Afghanistan tour of India, 2nd T20I: Afghanistan v Ireland at Greater Noida, Mar 10, 2017
Afghanistan won by 17 runs (D/L method)
10 March 2017 (20-over match)
  Afghanistan innings (20 overs maximum) R M B 4s 6s SR
View dismissal Mohammad Shahzad c O'Brien b McCarthy 4 2 4 1 0 100.00
0.4 Shahzad aims to clear mid-off. No dice. Instead, he scoops a catch to mid-off running back. Shahzad backs away outside leg, collapses his back leg, and lines up for an inside-out loft. This is on a length on off stump. He checks his shot at the last instant and finds Kevin O'Brien 4/1
View dismissal Najeeb Tarakai c Stirling b McCarthy 90 79 58 7 5 155.17
19.1 full and wide outside off, think that's a cutter, Tarakai throws his bat at the ball and slices it off a thick outside edge. Stirling tracks it down at backward point. Smart catch. No century for Tarakai, but he walks back with the second-highest score for Afghanistan in T20Is 175/6
View dismissal Asghar Stanikzai* c GJ Thompson b McCarthy 4 9 7 1 0 57.14
2.3 two wickets in two overs for McCarthy. Back of a length and outside off, forced away in the air. Long-on runs across to his left and safely pouches the catch 12/2
View dismissal Samiullah Shenwari c †Wilson b SR Thompson 17 23 16 1 1 106.25
8.3 fuller and outside off, Shenwari loses his shape as he swings across the line. He sends a top-edge fluttering behind. The keeper settles under the skier. So pace provides the breakthrough after all 66/3
View dismissal Shafiqullah b Mulder 0 3 1 0 0 0.00
9.1 Shafaq has been bowled around his legs! Lobbed up, dips late, which means that the batsman isn't close to the pitch as he shuffles across and does not connect with the sweep. Starts outside leg, turns, and hits the leg stump 69/4
View dismissal Karim Janat run out (Porterfield) 20 19 15 1 1 133.33
14.5 from SR Thompson, Ireland make use of this opportunity. Porterfield shows his boys how its done. For starters this was a fine ball - yorker wide outside off. Jant can only squeeze it to extra cover, Tarakai chances a single. Janat is caught miles short at the non-striker's end. Porterfield had only one stump to aim at. Bingo! 118/5
View dismissal Mohammad Nabi c Tucker b McCarthy 34 20 15 4 2 226.66
19.2 length ball outside off, Nabi attempts to slam this across the line over midwicket. But ends up skying a catch to long-off. Fourth wicket for McCarthy 175/7
Najibullah Zadran not out 7 4 2 0 1 350.00
View dismissal Rashid Khan run out (McCarthy) 1 2 2 0 0 50.00
19.5 from McCarthy, short of a length and outside off, scythed away to the left of sweeper cover. There is a miscommunication between the wickets. Rashid wants two, his partner doesn't. The throw is at the bowler's end. McCarthy flips the bails off to run Rashid out 178/8
Amir Hamza not out 0 3 0 0 0 -
Extras (lb 1, w 6) 7
  Total (8 wickets; 20 overs) 184 (9.20 runs per over)
  Bowling O M R W Econ  
View wickets BJ McCarthy 4 0 33 4 8.25 (2w)
0.4 to Mohammad Shahzad, Shahzad aims to clear mid-off. No dice. Instead, he scoops a catch to mid-off running back. Shahzad backs away outside leg, collapses his back leg, and lines up for an inside-out loft. This is on a length on off stump. He checks his shot at the last instant and finds Kevin O'Brien 4/1
2.3 to Asghar Stanikzai, two wickets in two overs for McCarthy. Back of a length and outside off, forced away in the air. Long-on runs across to his left and safely pouches the catch 12/2
19.1 to Najeeb Tarakai, full and wide outside off, think that's a cutter, Tarakai throws his bat at the ball and slices it off a thick outside edge. Stirling tracks it down at backward point. Smart catch. No century for Tarakai, but he walks back with the second-highest score for Afghanistan in T20Is 175/6
19.2 to Mohammad Nabi, length ball outside off, Nabi attempts to slam this across the line over midwicket. But ends up skying a catch to long-off. Fourth wicket for McCarthy 175/7
  KJ O'Brien 4 0 35 0 8.75 (1w)
View wicket SR Thompson 4 0 44 1 11.00 (3w)
8.3 to Samiullah Shenwari, fuller and outside off, Shenwari loses his shape as he swings across the line. He sends a top-edge fluttering behind. The keeper settles under the skier. So pace provides the breakthrough after all 66/3
  GH Dockrell 4 0 36 0 9.00
View wicket J Mulder 4 0 35 1 8.75
9.1 to Shafiqullah, Shafaq has been bowled around his legs! Lobbed up, dips late, which means that the batsman isn't close to the pitch as he shuffles across and does not connect with the sweep. Starts outside leg, turns, and hits the leg stump 69/4
  Ireland innings (target: 111 runs from 11 overs) R M B 4s 6s SR
View dismissal SR Thompson c Najibullah Zadran b Shapoor Zadran 5 5 7 1 0 71.42
1.3 loose ball, loose shot. Short and wide outside off, begging on its knees to be put away. Thompson slashes it in the air and picks out backward point 7/1
View dismissal PR Stirling b Karim Janat 34 23 15 1 4 226.66
4.6 the bowling change works! Stirling swings across the line of a straight ball, looking for midwicket again, and he is essentially beaten for pace. The top of leg stump, however, is not. 60/2
View dismissal WTS Porterfield* c Rashid Khan b Karim Janat 22 26 15 1 2 146.66
6.6 offcutter, and it proves quite profitable for Afghanistan. The line is ever so straight, pesky for a batsman looking to free the arms. Porterfield moves outside leg to try and drive it over extra cover, but Rashid Khan there, times his jump perfectly to take the catch over his head 68/3
View dismissal KJ O'Brien b Rashid Khan 5 8 8 0 0 62.50
7.3 googly does him. Two wickets in eight balls since the resumption. This one is the result of the legspinning slowing it down, tossing it up, and tempting O'Brien into a big hit. Aims for a slog sweep over midwicket. Misses it altogether and is bowled 70/4
View dismissal GC Wilson st †Mohammad Shahzad b Rashid Khan 1 4 2 0 0 50.00
7.5 Is that another wicket? Afghanistan believe they have got Wilson stumped and the third umpire will have to adjudicate on it. Googly again from Rashid, nicely tossed up, to draw the batsman under pressure to hit boundaries forward. Wilson goes for a cover drive, clearly he didn't pick the variation. The ball hurtles through bat and pad, Shahzad tips the bails over ever so quickly and Wilson's foot is on the line. That means he's outta here 71/5
View dismissal AR McBrine c Mohammad Nabi b Karim Janat 1 5 2 0 0 50.00
8.1 another Irishman goes out swinging. It's a length ball on middle, McBrine wants to smack it out of the ground. There is no time to get yourself in. Not even the time to steady this awful wobble. He has to go, and the slog to cow corner only goes as far as the fielder in the deep 71/6
View dismissal L Tucker c Najibullah Zadran b Rashid Khan 9 9 6 2 0 150.00
9.1 third wicket in seven balls for the leggie. He's changed the game. Of course, having a target that forces the batsman to look for the big hits help. Here Tucker comes dancing down and pops a catch to the man at long-off 82/7
View dismissal GJ Thompson st †Mohammad Shahzad b Rashid Khan 1 7 4 0 0 25.00
9.4 now the frustrated batsman loses his head, comes down the track and is done in by the googly. Superb bowling from Rashid. He ladled all the pressure on Thompson and then gave him a way out - the tossed up ball, but it spins in, skittles through bat and pad as he slogs, and Shahzad does the rest 82/8
GH Dockrell not out 5 8 2 1 0 250.00
View dismissal BJ McCarthy lbw b Rashid Khan 0 1 1 0 0 0.00
9.5 appeal for lbw and it's given. Rashid has five wickets in 10 balls - on he is a hat-trick as well. Although this one seems to be a bit lucky. The debutant McCarthy goes for a sweep and is struck on the back pad. Appears to be outside the line of off stump 82/9
J Mulder not out 5 4 5 0 0 100.00
Extras (b 1, lb 2, w 1, nb 1) 5
  Total (9 wickets; 11 overs) 93 (8.45 runs per over)
  Bowling O M R W Econ  
  Amir Hamza 2 0 18 0 9.00 (1w)
View wicket Shapoor Zadran 2 0 31 1 15.50
1.3 to SR Thompson, loose ball, loose shot. Short and wide outside off, begging on its knees to be put away. Thompson slashes it in the air and picks out backward point 7/1
View wickets Karim Janat 3 0 24 3 8.00 (1nb)
4.6 to Stirling, the bowling change works! Stirling swings across the line of a straight ball, looking for midwicket again, and he is essentially beaten for pace. The top of leg stump, however, is not. 60/2
6.6 to Porterfield, offcutter, and it proves quite profitable for Afghanistan. The line is ever so straight, pesky for a batsman looking to free the arms. Porterfield moves outside leg to try and drive it over extra cover, but Rashid Khan there, times his jump perfectly to take the catch over his head 68/3
8.1 to McBrine, another Irishman goes out swinging. It's a length ball on middle, McBrine wants to smack it out of the ground. There is no time to get yourself in. Not even the time to steady this awful wobble. He has to go, and the slog to cow corner only goes as far as the fielder in the deep 71/6
  Mohammad Nabi 2 0 14 0 7.00
View wickets Rashid Khan 2 1 3 5 1.50
7.3 to O'Brien, googly does him. Two wickets in eight balls since the resumption. This one is the result of the legspinning slowing it down, tossing it up, and tempting O'Brien into a big hit. Aims for a slog sweep over midwicket. Misses it altogether and is bowled 70/4
7.5 to Wilson, Is that another wicket? Afghanistan believe they have got Wilson stumped and the third umpire will have to adjudicate on it. Googly again from Rashid, nicely tossed up, to draw the batsman under pressure to hit boundaries forward. Wilson goes for a cover drive, clearly he didn't pick the variation. The ball hurtles through bat and pad, Shahzad tips the bails over ever so quickly and Wilson's foot is on the line. That means he's outta here 71/5
9.1 to Tucker, third wicket in seven balls for the leggie. He's changed the game. Of course, having a target that forces the batsman to look for the big hits help. Here Tucker comes dancing down and pops a catch to the man at long-off 82/7
9.4 to GJ Thompson, now the frustrated batsman loses his head, comes down the track and is done in by the googly. Superb bowling from Rashid. He ladled all the pressure on Thompson and then gave him a way out - the tossed up ball, but it spins in, skittles through bat and pad as he slogs, and Shahzad does the rest 82/8
9.5 to McCarthy, appeal for lbw and it's given. Rashid has five wickets in 10 balls - on he is a hat-trick as well. Although this one seems to be a bit lucky. The debutant McCarthy goes for a sweep and is struck on the back pad. Appears to be outside the line of off stump 82/9

Match details


Toss - Afghanistan
Series - Afghanistan led the 3-match series 2-0
T20I debut - BJ McCarthy (Ireland)
Players of the match - Najeeb Tarakai (Afghanistan) and Rashid Khan (Afghanistan)
Umpires - Ahmed Shah Durrani (Afghanistan) and Ahmed Shah Pakteen (Afghanistan)
TV umpire - CK Nandan
Match referee - GF Labrooy (Sri Lanka)
Reserve umpire - Bismillah Shinwari (Afghanistan)

Match Notes


    • Afghanistan innings
    • Powerplay: Overs 0.1 - 6.0 (Mandatory - 39 runs, 2 wickets)
    • Afghanistan: 50 runs in 42 ball ( Samiullah 10 , N Traki 32), Exras 3
    • Najibulla Taraki: 50 runs of 34 ballls (2x4) (4x6)
    • Afghanistan: 100 runs in 12.2 overs (74 balls),Extras 4
    • Afghanistan: 150 rns in 17.3 overs (105 balls), Extras 6
    • Ireland innings
    • Ireland: 50 runs in 4.1 overs (25 balls),Extras 1
    • Powerplay: Overs 0.1 - 6.0 (Mandatory - 64 runs, 2 wickets)
    • 89 minutes rain break
 
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