3rd ODI, Afghanistan v Ireland ODI Series in India 2019, 5 March 2019

Result
AFG
256/8
(50 ov)
IRE
260/6
(49.0 ov)

Ireland won by 4 wickets

Batsmen
R
B
4
6
Sr
Andy McBrine
9
15
0
0
60.00
Andrew Balbirnie
145
136
8
8
106.62
Bowlers
O
M
R
W
EC
Rashid Khan
9
0
44
1
4.89
Dawlat Zadran
10
1
52
2
5.20
Current Partnership:
34 runs, 24 balls
Last Bat:
Stuart Poynter (0r 3b 0x4 0x6) SR: 0.00 c Hazratullah Zazai b Rashid Khan
FoW
217/6 (43.4 ov)
Recent:
4
4
1
1
1
|
1
1
6
Over
49
Runs Scored:
1 1 1 4 0 4
Steps outside leg again, and it flies off the edge over short third man to seal the victory for Ireland!What a game. The innings from Andrew Balbirnie has got to go down as one of the best in ODIs for Ireland. He has pretty much chased this down by himself. George Dockrell did add a valuable 54 in a fifth wicket partnership of 143, but all the credit will go to Balbirnie. Simply sensational. Najibullah Zadran's maiden century earlier in the day is now in vain, but it set things up for an enthralling finale to the match. Ireland now level up the series at 1-1. The next game in the series is now unmissable, so join us again on Friday to find out who is going to go 2-1 up.

48.6 - D Zadran to A Balbirnie

Half volley, outside off stump backing away driving, thick edge in the air uncontrolled past third man for 4 runs.
4

48.5 - D Zadran to A Balbirnie

Half volley, outside off stump on the front foot driving, well timed to cover for no runs, fielded by Zazai.
0
The scores are level. Balbirnie walks outside leg stump to give himself some room to go to off, and drives handsomely through the covers for four.

48.4 - D Zadran to A Balbirnie

Full toss, off stump backing away driving, well timed past deep extra cover for 4 runs.
4

48.3 - D Zadran to A McBrine

Back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot dropped, to silly point for 1 run, fielded by Zadran.
1
Afghanistan are the ones who are feeling the pressure now. Lobbed up to Rahmat Shah at short fine leg, but it is put down. You don't get much easier chances than that.

48.2 - D Zadran to A Balbirnie

Off cutter short, outside off stump on the back foot pulling, to short fine leg for 1 run, dropped catch by Zurmatai, shy attempt by Zurmatai.
1

48.1 - D Zadran to A McBrine

Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot flick, to deep mid wicket for 1 run, fielded by Zazai.
1

Match Detail

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

Pitch Report

61 %
21 C
Flat
Clear