1st ODI, Afghanistan v Ireland ODI Series in India 2019, 28 Feb 2019

Result
IRE
161/10
(49.2 ov)
AFG
165/5
(41.5 ov)

Afghanistan won by 5 wickets

Batsmen
R
B
4
6
Sr
Najibullah Zadran
12
3
0
2
400.00
Asghar Afghan
7
17
0
0
41.18
Bowlers
O
M
R
W
EC
George Dockrell
4.5
0
31
1
6.41
Boyd Rankin
9
2
48
2
5.33
Current Partnership:
12 runs, 3 balls
Last Bat:
Gulbadin Naib (46r 61b 6x4 1x6) SR: 75.41 c&b George Dockrell
FoW
153/5 (41.2 ov)
Recent:
6
6
W
1
|
4
6
2
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.

41.5 - G Dockrell to N 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.
6

41.4 - G Dockrell to N Zadran

Stock ball back of a length, to leg on the back foot driving, to mid off for no runs, fielded by Porterfield.
0
What a start from Najibullah! Gets into position early, and belts this over the long on fence. Just three more needed.

41.3 - G Dockrell to N 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.
6
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.

41.2 - G Dockrell to G Naib

Stock ball half volley, to leg on the front foot working, leading edge back to bowler, by Dockrell.
W

41.1 - G Dockrell to A Afghan

Stock ball half volley, to leg on the front foot working, to square leg for 1 run, fielded by McCollum.
1
Over
41
Runs Scored:
4 0 0 2 6 4
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.

40.6 - B Rankin to G Naib

Full toss, to leg on the back foot pulling, Gloved past fine leg for 4 runs.
4

Match Detail

VenueRajiv Gandhi International Cricket Stadium - Dehradun
Series
Toss
Ireland won the toss and elected to bat.
Umpires
Ahmed Pakteen
Sundaram Ravi
Match Referee
Javagal Srinath
TV Umpire
Bismillah Shinwari

Pitch Report

63 %
17 C
Flat
Sunny