Afghanistan tour of India, 3rd ODI: Afghanistan v Ireland at Greater Noida, Mar 19, 2017
Ireland won by 6 wickets (with 9 balls remaining)
19 March 2017 (50-over match)

Chase to Noor Ali Zadran, OUT, that's a sharp catch at covers. On a length and wide, holding its line outside off and Noor Ali Zadran punches hard away from the body. Does not get to the pitch of it and fails to keep it along the ground. George Dockrell dives forward with the ball dipping on him to snaffle it

Noor Ali Zadran c Dockrell b Chase 1 (12m 7b 0x4 0x6) SR: 14.28

Afghanistan 11/1   Mohammad Shahzad 6* (9b 1x4)   PKD Chase 1.4-0-5-1

Chase to Mohammad Shahzad, OUT, gets some mild movement and Shahzad has edged to wide slip. On a length and angling in, gets it to shape away just enough to take the outside edge as Shahzad plays the angle. Not much feet too and Wilson takes it smartly. Big, big wicket for Ireland

Mohammad Shahzad c Wilson b Chase 11 (23m 15b 2x4 0x6) SR: 73.33

Afghanistan 20/2   Rahmat Shah 2* (6b)   PKD Chase 2.4-0-12-2

Murtagh to Rahmat Shah, OUT, gone through him. Plays all across the line does Rahmat Shah and he has paid the price. On a length and coming on straight. Shah tries to jump up and flick it away but the ball keeps a tad low and splinters middle stump. Need a replacement stick

Rahmat Shah b Murtagh 8 (33m 18b 1x4 0x6) SR: 44.44

Afghanistan 40/3   Asghar Stanikzai 12* (19b 2x4)   TJ Murtagh 4.5-0-15-1

Dockrell to Asghar Stanikzai, OUT, played on. Driving away from the body and it has been dragged back into the stumps. It was a very full ball and well outside off. Brings the bottom hand into play and is early into the shot as he goes for an all expansive drive

Asghar Stanikzai b Dockrell 16 (27m 21b 3x4 0x6) SR: 76.19

Afghanistan 44/4   Samiullah Shenwari 0* (1b)   GH Dockrell 0.2-0-4-1

Thompson to Samiullah Shenwari, OUT, unfortunate run out at the non-striker's end. It was very full and Shenwari hammers it back to the bowler. He has hit it too straight and the ball crashes bang into the stumps at the non-striker's end. The ball went off the bowler's had and the non-striker was backing up

Mohammad Nabi run out 13 (25m 16b 1x4 0x6) SR: 81.25

Afghanistan 67/5   Samiullah Shenwari 9* (25b)   SR Thompson 1.1-0-6-0

McBrine to Samiullah Shenwari, OUT, gets down for a slog sweep and he has picked out deep backward square leg. The change of ends works for McBrine immediately. Has to fetch it from outside off and not much turn also. Probably gets it finer than he would have liked and the ball goes to Murtagh who dives forward to snaffle it

Samiullah Shenwari c Murtagh b McBrine 20 (64m 51b 0x4 0x6) SR: 39.21

Afghanistan 97/6   Gulbadin Naib 14* (29b 2x4)   AR McBrine 2.1-0-5-1

Murtagh to Gulbadin Naib, OUT, another full ball, tries to loft it over mid-off and there is a man in the deep and he picks him out. Not a greatly timed shot as he does get the desired elevation. It was slightly wide outside off, so he probably did not find the middle of the bat

Gulbadin Naib c Balbirnie b Murtagh 51 (98m 76b 4x4 2x6) SR: 67.10

Afghanistan 193/7   Rashid Khan 56* (50b 4x4 3x6)   TJ Murtagh 7.2-2-17-2

Murtagh to Shafiqullah, OUT, good length outside off, pushes it out to covers and they take off for a single. There is a direct hit at the striker's end but Ireland's fielders do not seem too excited. He drags the bat but Rashid has been caught short of his crease. This is an important strike. Rashid was well-set and could have powered them to a strong finish. Now, they have been hurt in that regard. Double-wicket maiden and what a time for that - 43rd over of the innings

Rashid Khan run out 56 (68m 50b 4x4 3x6) SR: 112.00

Afghanistan 193/7   Shafiqullah 0* (4b)   TJ Murtagh 8-3-17-2





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Hours of play (local time) 09.30 start, First Session 09.30-13.00 Interval 13.00-13.45, Second Session 13.45-17.15

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