Only TEST, Afghanistan v Ireland Test in India 2019, 15 March 2019

Result
IRE
172/10
| 288/10
AFG
314/10
| 149/3
(47.5 ov)

Afghanistan won by 7 wickets

Match Report
Afghanistan thump Ireland to claim historic first Test win
Afghanistan were steered to their target by a 139-run partnership between Shah, who made 76, and debutant Janat, who hit an unbeaten 65.

Scorecard Summary

Ireland
|
1ST INNING
172/10
60.0
Afghanistan
|
2ND INNING
314/10
106.3
Ireland
|
3RD INNING
288/10
93.0
Afghanistan
|
4TH INNING
149/3
47.5
That's the moment, joy for Afghanistan! Amazing scenes in Dehradun. Afghanistan have created history by registering their first Test victory, beating Ireland by seven wickets in Dehradun. It looked like it could be a tricky target but Rahmat Shah and Ihsanullah calmed the nerves with a superb 139 run partnership. Rahmat was probably the difference between the two sides over the course of the match, his patient first innings 98 set things up as the hosts built a sizeable lead. Rashid Khan was another standout performer, bowling beautifully on the third day to claim a maiden Test five wicket haul. Ireland will reflect that they didn't score enough first innings runs, despite a swashbuckling fifty from number eleven Tim Murtagh. After winning the toss, 172 was a way below par total on a placid pitch and left them always fighting to stay in the game. Nonetheless, they did themselves proud and showed admirable improvement in the second dig. It's all about Afghanistan now though, back home they will be celebrating from Kabul to Kandahar after an amazing journey to get Test status. In Dehradun the party will go long into the night.

47.5 - J Dow to H Shahidi

Stock ball back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot pulling, well timed in the air under control past deep square leg for 4 runs.
4
What is going on? This is ridiculous. Nabi tries to steal a second but it never looked likely. Perhaps he wanted to keep the strike to try and hit the winning runs. Suicidal running in the end. Murtagh did well to fire in the throw but the fault lies entirely with Nabi.

47.4 - J Dow to M Nabi

Stock ball half volley, middle stump on the front foot sweeping, to fine leg for 1 run, fielded by Murtagh, by Poynter.
W
Rahmat Shah, what have you done? He's been batting so well but aims a filthy swipe to try and finish it and gets beaten by the turn. Poynter has ample time to remove the bails, a consolation wicket for Ireland. A rush of blood from the batsman.

47.3 - J Dow to R Shah

Stock ball back of a length, outside off stump down the track Slog, missed to wicketkeeper, by Poynter.
W

47.2 - J Dow to R Shah

Stock length ball, middle stump on the front foot defending, to silly mid off for no runs, fielded by Cameron-Dow.
0
Crunched into a gap, Afghanistan are now within touching distance of the win.

47.1 - J Dow to R Shah

Stock ball back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot driving, well timed past deep extra cover for 4 runs.
4
Over
47
Runs Scored:
0 4 0 4 0 0

46.6 - A Balbirnie to Ihsanullah

Off break length ball, outside off stump on the back foot working, to mid wicket for no runs, fielded by Dockrell.
0

Match Detail

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

Pitch Report

58 %
13 C
Flat
Sunny

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