AFG vs IRE, 3rd ODI, Afghanistan v Ireland ODI Series in India 2019, 05 March 2019
Ireland won by 4 wickets
BALL BY BALL
Ov 49: 1 1 1 4 0 4 ( 11 Runs )
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Ov 48: 0 1 6 1 0 1 ( 9 Runs )
47.6 - R Khan to A McBrine
Googly half volley, to leg on the front foot sweeping, to short fine leg for 1 run, mis-fielded by Ur Rahman.
47.5 - R Khan to A McBrine
Leg spinner length ball, off stump on the front foot defending, inside edge to short mid wicket for no runs, fielded by Khan.
47.4 - R Khan to A Balbirnie
Leg spinner length ball, middle stump on the back foot working, to square leg for 1 run, fielded by Khan.
Wow. Balbirnie takes on Rashid Khan, and it pays off. That releases a huge amount of pressure on Ireland. His trusty slog sweep does the business again. It goes miles over the rope.
47.3 - R Khan to A Balbirnie
Leg spinner half volley, off stump on the front foot slog sweeping, well timed in the air under control over deep mid wicket for 6 runs.
Nicked, and dropped by Shahzad. Tough as it was quite a big deflection, but the wicketkeeper will be disappointed not to hang on.
47.2 - R Khan to A McBrine
Googly length ball, to leg on the back foot defending, outside edge to short third man for 1 run, dropped catch by Mohammadi, fielded by Zadran.
47.1 - R Khan to A McBrine
Googly length ball, middle stump on the front foot defending, missed to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Mohammadi.
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