Ireland Vs Afghanistan Live Score (ODI)

Date: Sunday, 19 May, 2019 15:15 IST Venue: Civil Service Cricket Club, Stormont, Belfast Match Status: Match Ended

Ireland beat Afghanistan by 72 runs

210/10
Overs
48.5
R/R
4.33
Fours
17
Sixes
2
Extras
8
Batsman Status R B 4s 6s
Tim Murtagh not out 3 5 0 0
Bowling 0 M R W
Dawlat Zadran 7 0 35 3
Aftab Alam 7.5 0 28 3
138/10
Overs
35.4
R/R
3.9
Fours
11
Sixes
4
Extras
9
Batsman Status R B 4s 6s
Aftab Alam not out 5 7 1 0
Bowling 0 M R W
Tim Murtagh 6 2 12 2
Andy McBrine 10 4 17 0
  • So just 211 to get from the 50 overs. Afghanistan are clearly in the driver's seat and this should be an easy chase for them. Ireland will have to bowl out of their skins if they want to win this one. The second innings begins in a while. Make sure you join us for it.
  • It was a very professional performance from the visiting side. The bowlers were on the money right from the word go. All the bowlers were economical and never let the Irish get off the hook. The pace duo of Dawlat Zadran and Aftab Alam picked up 3 wickets each. While Rashid Khan and Gulbadin Naib also got themselves in the wickets column with 2 and 1 respectively.
  • Ireland after being put into bat, did not get off to a good start. They lost opener James McCollom and Andy Balbirnie inside the first Powerplay. The experienced duo of Paul Stirling and skipper William Porterfield steadied the ship and added a 99-run stand for the third wicket, with both the batsmen getting their respective fifties. That was the only highlight in an otherwise poor batting display. Once Porterfield got out, Stirling did not wait long either and Ireland kept losing wickets. There was no performance of note from the middle order and the hosts lost their last 8 wickets for just 76 runs.
  • When a team loses 5 wickets for 18 runs it never looks good on the scorecard. A terrible collapse from the hosts has seen the hosts get blown away for a paltry score of 210.
  • 48.5 OUT! Yorker wraps Ireland's innings. It is a brilliant one on off. Too good a ball for a number 11 batsman. He looks to hit it but misses. The ball hits the off stump. Ireland all out for 210.
  • 48.4 Short outside off, Murtagh pulls it away to mid-wicket for one.
  • 48.3 Length ball on off, Murtagh drives it straight to mid off.
  • 48.2 Outside off on a length, Boyd runs it down to third man for one.
  • 48.1 Full on leg and middle, Tim lofts it over mid on for a run.
  • Boyd Rankin walks out to bat. Aftab Alam will bowl the 49th over.
  • 47.6 OUT! 3rd wicket for Dawlat Zadran in the game. He bangs one in short. It is on the body, McBrine looks to pull but gets a top edge which goes straight to backward point. Hashmatullah Shahidi takes a dolly there and Ireland lose their 9th. 207/9
  • 47.5 Shorter in length, Andy looks to pull but hits it straight to mid-wicket.
  • 47.4 Length ball outside off, Murtagh lofts it over point. The fielder runs and gets to the ball. He tumbles while getting there and they take a run.
  • 47.3 Length ball on off, Anduy defends it with soft hands and takes a single.
  • 47.2 Full on middle, Andy taps it back to the bowler.
  • 47.1 Full on the pads, McBrine looks to flick but it flicks his pad and goes to the keeper.
  • 46.6 On off, Murtagh blocks it off his front foot. 4 runs and a wicket of Rashid's final over. He finishes with the figures of 10-0-41-2. 205/8
  • Tim Murtagh walks out to bat.
  • 46.5 OUT! Googly does the trick. It is pitching on off, Dockrell looks to defend hoping that it will be a leg spin but the ball spins the other way and he is stuck flush on the pads. Rashid goes up in appeal and the umpire raises the dreaded finger.
  • 46.4 On the pads, McBrine glances it wide of 45 for a run.
  • 46.3 Outside off, Dockrell punches it wide of cover for a run.
  • 46.2 Floated on off, Andy taps it to cover. Rashid runs and gets to the ball but they take a single with ease.
  • 46.1 On the pads, George flicks it to mid-wicket and gets a run. Singles won't hurt Afghanistan.
  • Andy McBrine is the new man in.
  • 45.6 OUT! Chopped on. Length ball outside off, Adair looks to cut but he is too close to the ball. He gets an inside edge which goes onto hit the off stump. Ireland need to score at least 40 runs off the last 4 here. 201/7
  • 45.5 Back of a length ball outside off, Adair pulls it wide of deep mid-wicket. The slowness of the outfield does not take it to the fence and they get two.
  • 45.4 Outside off, Dockrell cuts it towards point and gets a single.
  • 45.3 On middle and leg, Adair milks it to long on for a run.
  • 45.2 On the pads, Dockrell flicks it towards deep mid-wicket and gets a single.
  • 45.1 Short ball on off, Adair pulls it to deep mid-wicket for a run.
  • 44.6 Dropped! Tough chance though. Tossed up on off, Adair comes down the track and hits it hard towards the right of Rashid. He gets his hand to it but cannot hold onto it. The ball goes towards mid on and they take a run. 195/6
  • 44.5 A short delivery on off, Adair cuts it to point.
  • 44.4 Rashid bowls this on middle and leg, Adair flicks it to deep square leg for a double.
  • 44.3 Full on off, Adair keeps it away.
  • 44.2 Adair looks to defends it with full face of the bat, but get a little edge but Shahazad fails to take it.
  • 44.1 The batsman has nudged the ball fine down the leg side.
  • Mark Adair comes out to bat.
  • 43.6 OUT! Rashid will be a happy man. He had dropped him earlier but it has not cost them. Shorter on off, Kevin looks to pull but gets a top edge which goes straight to fine leg. Mujeeb takes an easy catch. Not the wicket Ireland would have wanted to lose at this moment. 192/6
  • 43.5 On the leg side, Kevin flicks it wide of fine leg for a run.
  • 43.4 Yorker on off, George digs it out to the off side for a run.
  • 43.3 On off and middle, Kevin milks it to long on for a run.
  • 43.2 On the pads, George flicks it away to the on side for a run.
  • 43.1 Shorter on off, Dockrell pulls it wide of deep mid-wicket and gets a run.
  • 42.6 Tossed up outside off, kevin looks to defend but misses. 185/5
  • 42.5 Defended off the front foot by the batsman presenting the full face of the bat.
  • 42.4 Quicker outside off, Kevin looks to defend but misses.
  • 42.3 FOUR! Rashid must be kicking himself for the drop catch. He tosses it up on middle and leg, Kevin slog sweeps it over mid-wicket and the ball bounces before the rope for a boundary.
  • 42.2 Floated outside off, Kevin drives it wide of cover and gets a couple.
  • 42.1 Shorter on off, Dockrell punches it to cover for a run.
  • 41.6 Full on off, Brien plays it back to the bowler. 178/5
  • 41.6 WIDE! Overhead wide, Kevin tries to pull it but the ball goes over his head.
  • 41.5 Dockrell now flicks it towards the mid-wicket region for a single.
  • 41.4 Full on leg, Brien flicks it to sqaure leg for a run.
  • 41.3 DROPPED! How rarely do you see that from the Afghanistan sensation? Fuller delivery on off, Kevin looks to go over mid off but gets it off the toe end of the bat. It goes high in the air, Rashid gets under it but seems like he got too confident and tried to catch it with very little fuss. He it hits his finger and out.
  • 41.2 Punched off the back foot but straight to cover.
  • 41.1 Good length ball on the pads, George flicks it to mid-wicket for a run.
  • Aftab Alam is back into the attack.
  • 40.6 Floated on off, Dockrell nudges it to cover and keeps the strike. 174/5
  • 40.5 Floated on off, Kevin pushes it towards cover for a run.
  • 40.4 Now smartly and calmly blocks it.
  • 40.3 FOUR! Short and wide from Rashid. Kevin loves the width on offer. He says thank you very much and cuts it through point for a boundary.
  • 40.2 Short again this time, Kevin punches it straight to cover.
  • 40.1 Shorter on off, Dockrell punches it towards cover for a run.
  • Powerplay 3 signalled by the umpire. 5 fielders can now be placed outside the 30-yard circle till the 50th over. Also, Rashid Khan is back on.
  • 39.6 FOUR! They overcooked the short ball. It is on off, Kevin thumps it over mid off for a boundary. 167/5
  • 39.5 On the stumps, O'Brien blocks it.
  • 39.4 Kevin struggling here to get past the fielders. On the body, Kevin glances it straight to mid-wicket.
  • 39.3 Back of a length ball, Kevin pulls it but straight to mid-wicket.
  • 39.2 Length ball on off, Dockrell defends it towards cover with soft hands and they take a run.
  • 39.1 Good length ball on off, George blocks it.
  • 38.6 The batsman appears to have been struck on the thigh-pad. 162/5
  • 38.5 FOUR! Exquisite. Floated on off, Kevin gets on his front foot and creams his drive through covers for a boundary.
  • 38.4 On the stumps, Kevin defends it off his front foot.
  • 38.3 On the pads, Dockrell looks to flick but it goes towards square leg after clipping his pads. They take a leg bye.
  • 38.2 On the pads, Kevin flicks it away towards mid-wicket for a run.
  • 38.1 Punched off the back foot by the batsman
  • 37.6 Good length ball on off, George blocks it. 156/5
  • 37.5 On the stumps, Dockrell blocks it.
  • 37.4 This time flicks it wide of the square leg fielder for a run.
  • 37.3 On the pads, Kevin flicks it straight to mid-wicket.
  • George Dockrell walks out to bat.
  • 37.2 OUT! Run out! Good length ball on middle, Garry tucks it towards mid-wicket. It is just a gentle tuck so the ball lobs just on the side of the pitch. They take the risk of taking a quick single. Rahmat Shah quickly gets to the ball from mid-wicket and has a shy at the bowler's end. He hits bull's eye and Garry Wilson is short. Brilliant piece of work from Rahmat Shah in the field.
  • 37.1 The batsman rocks onto the backfoot and punches the ball.
  • 36.6 On the pads, Kevin flicks it to mid-wicket. 155/4
  • 36.5 On the pads, Wilson works it behind square for one.
  • 36.4 On the pads, O'Brien flicks it away for a run.
  • 36.3 Tossed up on off, Kevin taps it back to the bowler.
  • 36.2 Floated on off, Garry pushes it wide of cover for a run.
  • 36.1 On off, Wilson taps it to point.
  • 35.6 Dot to finish the over. On a length, Kevin taps it back to the bowler. 152/4
  • 35.5 On the pads, Kevin blocks it.
  • 35.4 Outside off on a length, Wilson runs it down to third man for a run.
  • 35.3 Good running. Length ball on off, O'Brien pushes it wide of mid on and takes a quick single.
  • 35.2 Length ball on off, Kevin pushes it to mid off.
  • 35.1 Good length ball on off, Garry taps it to cover and takes a quick single
  • 34.6 Dot to finish. It is flatter on off, Kevin blocks it. 149/4
  • 34.5 On the pads, Wilson flicks it to the on side to take the 5th single on the trot.
  • 34.4 On middle and leg, Kevin glances it to mid-wicket and takes one.
  • 34.3 On the pads, Wilson flicks it down to mid-wicket for another single.
  • 34.2 Tossed up on middle and leg, O'Brien strokes it top long on and rotates the strike.
  • 34.1 Floated on off, Garry pushes it wide of cover and gets a run.
  • 33.6 Length ball outside off, Garry punches it wide of cover and keeps the strike. 144/4
  • 33.5 Length ball on off, Garry drives it wide of sweeper cover and gets a couple.
  • 33.4 Naib bowls it on middle and leg, Kevin glances it to mid-wicket for a single.
  • 33.3 Length ball on off, O'Brien defends it off his front foot.
  • 33.2 Outside off, Kevin punches it straight to cover.
  • Gary Wilson walks out to bat next.
  • 33.1 OUT! Change of bowling does the trick here. Naib bends his back and bowls it short, Paul looks to go hard at it and goes for the pull. He is late on his shot and it gets a leading edge which just goes high and towards mid on. Asghar Afghan settles under it and takes a comfortable catch. End of another good innings from Stirling, he though would be unhappy that he could not convert it to a triple figure score.
  • Gulbadin Naib is back into the attack.
  • 32.6 Shorter on off, O'Brien gets on his back foot and blocks it. 140/3
  • 32.5 Tossed up on middle and leg, Stirling lofts it over mid-wicket for a run.
  • 32.4 Flighted on off, Kevin pushes it wide of cover and gets a single.
  • 32.3 On the stumps, this time Kevin blocks it.
  • 32.2 On the pads, Paul paddle sweeps it. It is not timed well and they get three as the man comes in to collect the ball from square leg. Good running here from the two batters.
  • 32.1 Tossed up outside off, Kevin strokes it to deep cover and gets a single to get off the mark.
  • Kevin O'Brien walks out to bat. Also Mujeeb Ur Rahman is back into the attack.
  • 31.6 OUT! The partnership is broken. Just a run short of century stand. Rashid gets his first off the game. Rashid tosses it up outside off, Porterfield looks to sweep it against the spin. He gets a top edge on it which goes to deep square leg. Dawlat Zadran in the deep takes a simple catch. 134/3
  • 31.5 Floated on off, Stirling hits it towards cover and gives Porterfield the strike.
  • 31.4 Defended off the front foot by the batsman presenting the full face of the bat.
  • 31.3 Outside off, Paul cuts it but finds short third man.
  • 31.2 Tossed up on off, William defends it solidly off his front foot and gets a single as the ball goes towards cover.
  • 31.1 On the pads, flicked to mid-wicket for a run.
  • 30.6 Shorter on off, Paul pulls it to mid-wicket and gets a run. 131/2
  • 30.5 Tossed up on off, Porterfield strokes it wide of the man at cover.
  • 30.4 Pushed to the cover region by the batsman.
  • 30.3 Once again on the stumps, WP defends it with straight bat.
  • 30.2 Floated on the stumps, Porterfield blocks it.
  • 30.1 Floated on off, William drives it to the man at cover.
  • 29.6 Flicked away towards square leg and gets a single. Keeps the strike. 129/2
  • 29.5 On middle, Porterfield flicks it straight to mid-wicket.
  • 29.4 FOUR! On the pads, Porterfield picks the length early and sweeps it wide of the short fine leg fielder for a boundary. Fifty for Porterfield.
  • 29.3 Porterfield has played that off the front foot and into the ground.
  • 29.2 On the pads, William flicks it but to the man at short fine leg.
  • 29.1 On off, Porterfield defends it off his front foot.
  • 28.6 Full on middle on off, PS plays it back to the bowler. 124/2
  • 28.5 FOUR! Back-to-back boundaries. Flighted delivery on off, Sterling lofts it over mid off for another boundary.
  • 28.4 FOUR! Nabi flights this one on leg, Paul sweeps to square leg for a boundary. Glorious shot that.
  • 28.3 A back of a length on off, WP slaps it to deep cover for a single.
  • 28.2 Nabi fires this one on middle, Prterfield defends it with ease.
  • 28.1 Full on leg, drives it to long off. Single taken.
  • 27.6 Porterfield has played that off the front foot and into the ground. 114/2
  • 27.5 The batsman shows the full face of the bat and defends the ball off the back foot.
  • 27.4 On the pads once again and once WP hits it straight to the same man at square leg.
  • 27.3 On the pads, WP flicks it straight to square leg.
  • 27.2 Better this. Bowls it on the stumps, Porterfield blocks it.
  • 27.1 FOUR! Poor from Rashid. He sparys this ball on the pads, Porterfield glances it on its way to the fine leg fence for a boundary.
  • 26.6 No run. 110/2
  • 26.5 On the pads, WP flicks it away to the on side for a run.
  • 26.4 On the stumps, Porterfield defends it off his front foot.
  • 26.3 On the pads, WP looks to sweep but gets hit on the pads.
  • 26.2 FOUR! Excellent shot. Short and wide outside off, Porterfield thumps it through covers for a boundary.
  • 26.1 Driven through mid-on by the batsman. They pick up a single.
  • 25.6 Pushed wide of the man at cover and keeps the strike. 104/2
  • 25.5 Excitement from Rashid. Quicker and straighter on off, Paul blocks it.
  • 25.4 Straight to the man at cover. It is slightly short in length, Paul finds cover to perfection.
  • 25.3 Porterfield rocks onto the backfoot and punches the ball. One run added to the total
  • 25.2 On the pads, WP flicks it to mid-wicket.
  • 25.1 Tossed up on middle, Porterfield defends it off his front foot.
  • 24.6 Defended off the front foot by the batsman presenting the full face of the bat. 102/2
  • 24.5 Flighted on off, Porterfield plays it wide of mid off and gets a run.
  • 24.4 On the pads, Paul flicks it to the on side for run.
  • 24.3 Oh close! Paul tries to free his arm on this tossed up ball outside off but misses.
  • 24.2 This time drives it wide of the man at cover and gets a run.
  • 24.1 Floated on off, WP plays it to the man at cover.
  • Mohammad Nabi comes onto bowl now, replacing his skipper.
  • 23.6 Flatter on the pads, turned towards mid-wicket by the batsman. 99/2
  • 23.5 Flatter outside off, cut by Stirling but the ball goes towards point.
  • 23.5 Wide! A googly gone wrong, bowled down the leg side. Wided.
  • 23.4 Another one fired in on off, defended back down the ground by the batsman.
  • 23.3 Flatter on the pads, tucked around the corner for a single by the southpaw.
  • 23.2 Punched off the back foot towards the left of long on for a single.
  • 23.1 Floated outside off, kept out by the batsman towards the left of point coming ahead. Single picked up.
  • 22.6 Pushed towards cover by PS. 10 runs off this over, a really good one for the Irish. 95/2
  • 22.5 Defended off the back foot by the batsman.
  • 22.4 Well outside off now, left alone by the batsman.
  • 22.3 FOUR! Six followed by a four. A length ball outside off, Stirling crunches the drive through covers and picks up another boundary. That came right off the middle. It also brings up the 50 for Paul Stirling. Been a solid innings so far after that early life.
  • 22.2 SIX! You do not bowl short on this pitch. A short slower ball on off, Stirling lifts the ball over deep mid-wicket for a biggie. He is picking the balls to hit here. Really smart batting.
  • 22.1 A length ball outside off, defended back towards the offside from the crease.
  • 21.6 Oh close. Tight start from Rashid. Just 2 runs off his first. Quicker outside off, Porterfield looks to defend but gets beaten. 85/2
  • 21.5 Floats it on off, Paul nudges it wide of cover for a run and that takes the partnership to 50.
  • 21.4 On middle, Paul tucks it to mid-wicket.
  • 21.3 Floated on off, Paul defends it off the front foot.
  • 21.2 Floated on off, William drives it to cover and gets a run.
  • 21.1 Rashid bowls it short around off, WP hits it straight to mid off.
  • Rashid Khan comes on to bowl now!
  • 20.6 On the stumps, Stirling blocks it. 83/2
  • 20.5 Outside off on a length, Porterfield runs it down to third man for a run.
  • 20.4 Play and a miss. Length ball on the fourth stump line, WP looks to cut it but misses.
  • 20.3 Outside off on a length, Stirling cuts it to deep point and gets a run.
  • 20.2 Length ball on middle, Paul tucks it to mid-wicket.
  • 20.1 Good length ball on middle and leg, Paul drives it straight to mid on.
  • 19.6 On the stumps, William defends it confidently to see off the over. 81/2
  • 19.5 Shorter outside off, Porterfield looks to pull but misses.
  • 19.4 Paul has punched the ball off the back foot. One run added to the total.
  • 19.3 This time pitches it on off, Porterfield drives it towards cover and gets to the other end.
  • 19.2 Full toss on off, Paul hits it long on and gets a run.
  • 19.1 Flighted on off, Paul tucks it straight to mid-wicket.
  • 18.6 Fuller on off, Willaim drives it straight to mid off. The fielder there fumbles but it does not result in a run. 78/2
  • 18.5 Play and a miss now. Outside off on a length, Porterfield has a slash at it but misses.
  • 18.4 Length ball outside off, Paul hits it to sweeper cover and gets a run.
  • 18.3 On middle and off, Paul hits it straight to mid off this time.
  • 18.2 FOUR! What a shot! Naib offers width outside off, Stirling smacks it through covers for a boundary.
  • 18.1 Length ball on off, William tucks it to mid-wicket and gets a run.
  • 17.6 Flighted on middle and off, Paul blocks it. 72/2
  • 17.5 Floated on off, PS blocks it.
  • 17.4 Stirling flicks it away with a wristy shot. The batsmen have run through for a single.
  • 17.3 On middle and leg, PS nudges it to long on and gets a run.
  • 17.2 On middle, Paul blocks it.
  • 17.1 Shorter ball on off, WP punches it wide of cover and gets a single.
  • 16.6 A single to end the over. Back of a length outside off, driven off the back foot to deep cover for a run as Porterfield keeps strike. 69/2
  • 16.5 Punched towards cover by the left-hander.
  • 16.4 A good front foot drive towards mid on by the southpaw but the ball barely has any timing for it to go past that fielder.
  • 16.3 Pushed towards cover by the Ireland skipper.
  • 16.2 Fuller outside off, squeezed away past point for a run by Paul.
  • 16.1 The southpaw has punched this ball off the back foot towards deep cover for a run.
  • Drinks break. The visitors are clearly on top here at the first break. Ireland have lost two wickets and they are also going at a very slow rate. They will not only have to build a partnership here but also get it at a good rate.
  • 15.6 Punched away to deep cover by the southpaw for a run. 2 runs off the last 2 overs, good tight stuff from the Asian side. 66/2
  • 15.5 Another good ball on the money, Porterfield keeps the ball out from the crease.
  • 15.4 The batsman has played that off the front foot and into the ground.
  • 15.3 Indecision again but no problem in the end. A flatter one pushed to point by Porterfield and he wants the single but he is sent back by his partner.
  • 15.2 Another one outside off, kept out by the southpaw.
  • 15.1 Flatter outside off, defended on the front foot by Porterfield.
  • 14.6 Maiden denied. A length ball on the pads, nudged down fine to fine leg by the southpaw. Porterfield picks up a single and keeps strike for the next over. 65/2
  • 14.5 Driven towards mid on but the bowler moves to his left and stops the ball.
  • 14.4 The southpaw flicks this ball to the left of mid-wicket and there should have been a single there but it is not taken due to some indecision.
  • 14.3 Good shot but finds the fielder. A length ball outside off, driven to cover with good timing but not much placement.
  • 14.2 Defended from the crease this time by the batsman.
  • 14.1 Back of a length outside off, Porterfield dabs it down towards the left of the keeper.
  • 13.6 Make it 5 off the over. A flatter one on middle, cut away to deep point for a run by Porterfield who keeps strike for the next over. 64/2
  • 13.5 Flatter on the pads, turned through square leg for a run by PS. 4 singles so far of the over.
  • 13.4 Pushed to long on for a single by the southpaw.
  • 13.3 Carrom ball this time outside off, WP keeps it out with a forward stride.
  • 13.2 Driven through mid on by the right-hander for a single.
  • 13.1 Porterfield crunches this short ball outside off to deep point for a single.
  • 12.6 The batsman shows the full face of the bat and defends the ball off the back foot to end the over. 10 runs off it in the end. 59/2
  • 12.5 Smart cricket! A fuller length ball on the pads, pushed wide of mid on by the southpaw and a single is taken.
  • 12.4 FOUR! Poor ball on the pads. A length ball straying down the leg side, Porterfield glances it away fine and finds the rope.
  • 12.3 Tucked through square leg for a run by Stirling.
  • 12.2 Poor fielding! Asghar Afghan the culprit. A fuller length ball on middle, driven back to mid on where Afghan misses the ball and lets it go through. Ends up conceding two runs more than the single that it should have been.
  • Oh no! Naib slips on his bowling run-up while jumping to deliver this ball. Looks fine though as he gets back on his feet, sawdust being brought in again for the landing area.
  • 12.1 Back of a length outside off, punched away to deep cover for a single by Stirling. That run brings up the 50 for the Irish.
  • Gulbadin Naib, the skipper brings himself on now to bowl.
  • 11.6 Excellent over from Mujeeb, just 1 off it in the end. A flatter one outside off, kept out by the southpaw coming ahead towards point. 49/2
  • 11.5 A forward defense from William towards cover.
  • 11.4 Around the wicket and outside off on a flatter trajectory. Porterfield defends the ball towards the bowler.
  • 11.3 Punched back to long on this time by PS for a single.
  • 11.2 Fired in quick outside off, driven hard but straight to cover by Stirling.
  • 11.1 Flatter outside off, defended by the batsman coming ahead.
  • 10.6 Turned through mid-wicket for a single by Paul Stirling and he retains strike for the next over. 6 runs off this one. 48/2
  • 10.5 Bowled on the pads this time, flicked through backward square leg for a single by Porterfield.
  • 10.4 A back foot defense from William this time.
  • 10.3 FOUR! Sweet timing! A fuller length ball outside off, Porterfield drives this past mid off to his left with ease and grace. Picks up a boundary.
  • 10.2 Pushed towards cover this time by WP.
  • 10.1 A back of a length ball on off, kept out by the southpaw.
  • Powerplay 2 time! 4 fielders will be allowed outside the inner circle till the end of the 40th over.
  • 9.6 Defended off the back foot by the batsman. Ireland are 42/2 at the end of the first 10. 42/2
  • 9.5 Flatter on middle, PS works it down the leg side.
  • 9.4 A front foot push back onto the surface from Stirling.
  • 9.3 Porterfield keeps this ball towards mid-wicket and is called for a quick single by his partner. Good running.
  • 9.2 The batsman has defended it by getting right behind the line of the delivery.
  • 9.2 Wide! Bowled down the leg side, Porterfield attempts to sweep that one but fails to put bat on ball. It is wided by the umpire.
  • 9.1 Flatter on middle, tucked towards mid-wicket by Stirling and a single is taken.
  • Mujeeb Ur Rahman comes onto bowl now! First change this morning.
  • 8.6 Well outside off, left alone by the skipper. 5 runs and a wicket off the over, good stuff from Zadran! 39/2
  • 8.5 Pushed towards mid off this time by the southpaw.
  • 8.4 FOUR! Off the mark in style! A fuller length ball on middle, driven back past the bowler through mid on for a boundary.
  • William Porterfield walks out to bat now.
  • 8.3 OUT! Caught behind! Brilliant ball and brilliant catch behind the wickets by Shahzad. A length ball outside off, nipping inward. Balbirnie looked to punch this back down the ground but the inward movement means the ball takes the inside edge and goes to the left of the keeper where Mohammad takes a brilliant tumbling catch. The in-form batsman departs and two down now are the hosts and in a spot of bother!
  • 8.2 Flicked away through square leg for a single by PS.
  • 8.1 Stirling goes down the track to this ball to stop the movement. He pushes it back down the ground but for no run as there was no timing on that shot.
  • 7.6 Four leg byes! A length ball on the hips, Balbirnie looked to glance it fine but did not get bat on it. The ball goes off the sides and fine on the leg side for a boundary which is signalled as leg byes. 34/1
  • 7.5 Good ball! Goes past the outside edge of the bat once more. A length ball outside off, moves away from the batsman who was looking to defend. Past the outside edge!
  • 7.4 Brilliant stop! A fuller ball on the pads, driven to the right of mid on where the fielder makes a diving stop. Excellent stuff, saved 3 runs there.
  • 7.3 Stirling has defended it by getting right behind the line of the delivery.
  • 7.2 Defended off the back foot by the batsman.
  • 7.1 Back of a length on off, pushed towards the point region by Stirling.
  • 6.6 Back of a length on off, swinging inward. Nips back sharply, Balbirnie looks to punch this ball but misses and gets hit high on the thigh pad. An optimistic appeal follows. 29/1
  • 6.5 FOUR! Beautiful on-drive! Sign of a man in form! A fuller length ball on middle, driven back past mid on with ease off the front foot. No stopping that one.
  • Some sawdust being brought on for the landing area... Zadran seemed to have an issue.
  • 6.4 Back of a length outside off, pushed towards cover by McCollum from the crease.
  • 6.3 On a length on off, pushed back to the bowler by Balbirnie on the front foot.
  • 6.2 A length ball on off, thick outside half from the batsman. Stirling though picks up a single to third man for a run.
  • 6.1 Pushed towards cover by the opening batsman.
  • 5.6 Inswinging ball back of a length on off and middle, Stirling flicks this through backward square leg for a single. 24/1
  • 5.5 A front foot push towards cover by PS. He wants a quick run but it is not taken in the end. Wise decision.
  • 5.4 Defended off the back foot by the batsman towards point.
  • 5.3 Loud appeal but turned down! Looks like Stirling has got really lucky there. A ball landing outside off, swinging inward from a length. Paul misses the defensive shot and gets rapped on the pads in front of off stump. The appeal comes up but the umpire does not raise his finger. He must have thought it would be too high or just probably hitting outside off. Either way, Stirling survives.
  • The bowler having a few problems with his shoe now, some mud stuck in it.
  • 5.2 Another good defensive shot from the batsman.
  • 5.1 On a length outside off, tapped towards backward point by Stirling.
  • 4.6 A back of a length on off, defended back towards the bowler on the back foot confidently by the new man. 23/1
  • Andy Balbirnie is the new man in at number 3.
  • 4.5 OUT! LBW and gone! A length ball on off, slightly coming in with the angle. McCollum looks to tuck that away on the leg side but misses the ball. He gets rapped in front, the appeal goes up and the finger does too. Height could have been a factor there but nothing can be done now. It is an early breakthrough for Afghanistan, it always looked like coming.
  • 4.4 Excellent fielding from Rashid! A length ball outside off, punched off the back foot by McCollum through covers. Rashid runs behind the ball and stops it just inside the rope. Saves 2 runs for his team.
  • 4.3 Good defense back to the bowler's left from McCollum.
  • 4.2 Really good running! A back of a length ball on hips, the ball is tucked towards the square leg region off the top half of the bat. An early call means an easy single.
  • 4.1 Quick single again but this time it is easily completed. A length ball on the pads, pushed wide of mid on by JM who gets to the other end.
  • Some hoardings being moved behind the bowler. Looks like the batsman was being distracted by them...
  • 3.6 Close shave! McCollum gets off the mark in the end though. A length ball outside off, pushed towards cover by James. He wants a quick single and had the fielder there hit the stumps at the bowler's end, it would have been really tight. Luck going Ireland's way so far. Just a single off this over, good stuff from Alam. 19/0
  • 3.5 Inside edge onto the pads! A fuller length ball outside off, McCollum looks to drive this one but gets an inside edge onto his pad. The ball rolls back down the surface towards the bowler.
  • 3.4 Kept out from the crease towards the offside by James.
  • 3.3 Another good defense with a straight bat in presentation.
  • 3.2 The batsman shows the full face of the bat and defends the ball off the back foot.
  • 3.1 McCollum confidently pushes this ball on the back foot towards cover-point. It was the first ball he faced.
  • 2.6 Another outside edge! DROPPED this time! A length ball outside off, Stirling looks to punch off the back foot and the ball goes off the outside edge towards second slip who spills this one which came to him at a good height! Stirling gets a life early on in his innings, will he make the visitors pay? 10 runs off this over. 18/0
  • 2.5 Edged and FOUR! A length ball outside off, some away movement again and Stirling who was looking to drive gets an outside edge. The ball falls just short of first slip who fails to stop the ball. It goes to the rope behind and fetches Paul a boundary.
  • 2.4 Play and a miss outside off! Length ball outside off, Stirling looks to feel the ball on bat is beaten due to the away movement.
  • 2.3 Good ball! On a length outside off, Stirling looks to push this one through covers but the ball goes off the outside off along the ground towards the third slip.
  • 2.2 Left alone outside off this time by the batsman.
  • 2.1 SIX! What a shot to bring up the first maximum of the day! Short of a length this time from Zadran, Stirling stands tall and pulls this away over deep mid-wicket with ease. Huge!
  • 1.6 Pushed wide of mid on by Paul and he keeps strike yet again for the next over. McCollum is yet to face a ball. 8/0
  • 1.5 The batsman defends it from within the crease.
  • 1.4 On a length outside off, pushed off the outside half towards cover-point.
  • 1.3 Back of a length on middle, defended back down the ground.
  • 1.2 A good forward defensive push from Paul towards cover on this ball.
  • 1.1 FOUR! The first boundary of the day. A fuller length ball on the pads, easily flicked away by Stirling through mid-wicket for a boundary. Easy pickings!
  • Aftab Alam to bowl with the other new ball.
  • 0.6 Tucked away behind square on the leg side for a run by PS and he keeps strike. 3/0
  • 0.5 Ireland off the mark, in a streaky way! A length ball on off, Stirling looks to push the ball but gets it off the thick outside half of the bat and wide of point for a couple of runs.
  • 0.4 Another play and a miss! A length ball outside off, Paul tries to keep the ball out but again gets beaten due to the away movement.
  • 0.3 Loud appeal! Not given though. A length ball on off, again some away movement. Stirling fails to put bat on ball as he tries to feel for the ball. It goes off the thigh pad and to the keeper, which caused the bowler to appeal but the umpire notices it.
  • 0.2 What a jaffa! Starts just outside off on a length and moves away late. Stirling looks to defend the ball but the ball whizzes past the outside edge due to the movement!
  • 0.1 On a length outside off to start things here, Stirling lets the ball through to the keeper.
  • Now that the anthems are done, we are all set for the game to begin. Gulbadin Naib has the final instructions passed and then the fielders head to their positions! The two openers for Ireland will be Paul Stirling and James McCollum. Dawlat Zadran to bowl with one new ball. Let's play!!!
  • The two teams are lining up on the field for their respective national anthems. Afghanistan is up first followed by the hosts, Ireland!
  • Afghanistan XI - Mohammad Shahzad (WK), Hazratullah Zazai, Rahmat Shah, Hashmatullah Shahidi, Asghar Afghan, Gulbadin Naib (C), Mohammad Nabi, Rashid Khan, Dawlat Zadran, Mujeeb Ur Rahman, Aftab Alam.
  • Ireland XI - Paul Stirling, James McCollum, Andy Balbirnie, William Porterfield (C), Kevin O'Brien, Mark Adair, Gary Wilson (WK), George Dockrell, Andy MacBrine, Tim Murtagh, Boyd Rankin.
  • TOSS - Afghanistan win the coin flip and elect to bowl first!
  • Two official ODIs for Afghanistan before their two warm-up games at the Cricket World Cup 2019! They move here from Scotland where they won the only game that could be completed by 2 runs. This though would be new skipper, Gulbadin Naib's first real test. He though has all the stars back in his team after they missed the Scotland tour due to their participation in the Indian T20 League! The Asian side surely would want to make the most of this opportunity and get primed to the conditions that would be somewhat similar at the mega event. The hosts, Ireland, on the other hand, are coming off what could be considered a disappointing series for them. They failed to win a single game in the preceding tri-series against West Indies and Bangladesh. They would hope that moving from Dublin to Belfast would change their luck as well! The away side looks stronger on paper but the game is not decided there so let us look forward to what could be a cracker of a game. The toss from Stormont is not too far away, with conditions currently looking smooth for a start on time, despite a lot of cloud cover around!

Ireland Vs Afghanistan Live Score (ODI) Ball by Ball Commentary

  • So that is all from here at Stormont! An emphatic victory for the Irish. They will now look to win the 2nd game and seal the series on Tuesday, 21st of May. That game will begin at 1045 local (0945 GMT). Join us for the coverage of the same to find out whether Afghanistan can come back harder in the second game and level in the series or not. Till then it is goodbye from us. Take care and cheers!
  • Victorious Ireland skipper, William Porterfield says that they have played good cricket in patches over the past month but admits that this was a pleasing performance, especially winning by 70-80 runs. Tells that he has built a good relationship with Stirling over the years and it is always good to bat with him. Mentions that they felt that the score was a bit under par and during the start of the defense, they were not bowling well but came back into the game and won it comprehensively in the end.
  • Afghanistan skipper, Gulbadin Naib says that the bowlers did their job but their batting was not good. Credits the way Ireland bowled and never let them get away. Also praises Stirling and Porterfield for their stand which took Ireland to that total.
  • Well, not much cannot be said about the batting of Afghanistan as a highest score of 29 will never be good enough. All the batsmen struggled against the right line and lengths bowled by the Irish bowlers. When you get bowled out and five batsmen get single-digit scores, you are always going to be in trouble. That is exactly what happened and Afghanistan slid to a horrific defeat here in Belfast. The captains' thoughts to follow...
  • The bowling performance was started off brilliantly by Tim Murtagh and Andy McBrine who bowled economically as well as picked two wickets in their opening spell. There on, the pressure was unrelenting and Mark Adair added the gloss on the performance picking up 4 wickets of his own. Boyd Rankin had a tough opening spell but his captain kept him on and he proved the worth with 3 wickets in the middle stages which put Ireland on the top in this game.
  • This has been an incredible bowling performance from the hosts but on the other hand, a very poor batting show from the away side, Afghanistan. They never got going in the chase of a total that looked under par on that wicket. They were too cautious in the beginning and lost wickets too while playing extremely slowly. They could never recover from that and eventually the pressure got to them and they kept losing wickets, crumbling to a defeat. Ireland though must be credited for the right lines and lengths that they bowled, never letting the visitors get any sort of advantage in the chase.
  • 35.4 OUT! Caught and bowled! It is all over here! IRELAND WIN BY 72 RUNS!!! A remarkable catch to bring the game to an end. A fuller ball on middle, Mujeeb hits the ball back to the bowler who gets his arm up in front of his face and holds onto the sharp return catch. Mujeeb cannot believe this. Meanwhile, Adair picks up his 4th wicket! We cannot believe this, Afghanistan have blown up a chase of 210 and fallen to a demoralizing loss.
  • 35.3 Fuller one on middle first up to Mujeeb, he hits it firmly to mid on who makes a good tumbling stop. He even throws the ball back in anger at the non-striker's end.
  • 35.2 OUT! That could be the final nail in the Afghanistan coffin. Naib holes out at long on trying to smash his way to a win. A length ball on off, Gulbadin wants to hit a maximum over the bowler's head but fails to get enough power on that ball as it goes off the inside. It goes high and the substitute fielder, Kane there settles under the ball and takes a very good, calm catch! Just one away now from the win are Ireland!
  • 35.1 Defended off the back foot by Naib to this ball on a length outside off.
  • 34.6 FOUR! Shot! Aftab Alam had no half-measures there. A short of a length ball on middle, Alam pulls this through mid-wicket. The ball raced away to the fence. Brilliant shot, just swung through the line. 138/8
  • 34.5 Back of a length outside off, Aftab pushes the ball towards backward point after getting out of the way.
  • 34.4 Aftab Alam defends the ball with a straight bat.
  • 34.3 Gulbadin pushes the ball through point for a single.
  • 34.2 Poor ball! On the pads, Naib has nudged the ball fine down the leg side. The ball races to the boundary. Four runs have been signalled by The Umpire.
  • 34.1 Back of a length outside off, Naib gets it off the outside half to the left of point. Two runs taken.
  • 33.6 Outside off on a length, Aftab looks to hit the ball outside off but is beaten. 127/8
  • 33.5 Pulled away to deep mid-wicket by Naib for a run.
  • 33.4 This ball is hit towards mid on uppishly by Alam and the ball lands just short. That could have been out had the fielder reacted a bit more quickly there. A single is taken as the batsmen run through.
  • 33.3 A misfield slight one by Dockrell at cover means the batsmen can pick up a single.
  • 33.2 Defended towards the offside by GN.
  • 33.1 FOUR! Good effort but in vain! A short length ball on middle, Naib pulls this away through mid-wicket. The fielder chases it, dives to keep it in but the effort goes in vain as the body was in contact with the rope at the same time as the ball.
  • Mark Adair comes back on now.
  • 32.6 Outside off, Aftab wanted to play that ball but lets it alone in the end. 120/8
  • 32.5 Defended off the front foot by the new batsman presenting the full face of the bat.
  • Aftab Alam walks in at number 10.
  • 32.4 OUT! Third wicket for Rankin! The wheels are coming off really hard here for the visitors. A short length ball on middle, Zadran looks to pull this but gets a top edge. The ball lobs towards the keeper, Gary Wilson who takes the simplest of catches. This has been one big turnaround from the hosts!
  • 32.3 On a length on middle, pushed defensively back to the bowler.
  • 32.2 Back of a length on off, Zadran defends the ball towards cover. Looks for a quick single but it would have been suicidal.
  • Drinks break. Ireland are cruising at the moment. With 91 needed off 107 balls. This is surely Ireland's game to lose now. They are just 3 wickets away from sealing this game here. Dawlat Zadran will walk out to bat after the break.
  • 32.1 OUT! The seventh one goes down! Afghanistan are now in a huge spot of bother. Rashid Khan departs now. A short ball outside off, Rashid looks to hit it over mid off but fails to time it. It goes straight to William Porterfield at mid off who makes no mistake. Ireland will now feel really in the driver's seat! Gulbadin Naib would be the only one who can really take the game away from them now onward.
  • 31.6 Rashid will keep the strike. He strokes the last ball to long on and gets a run. 120/6
  • 31.5 SIX! Second six in the over and Rashid is playing the way he knows to play. As they say attack is the best form of defence. Rashid gets another full ball on off, this time he smashes it over the long off fence for a six.
  • 31.4 On the stumps, Rashid blocks it with a straight bat.
  • 31.3 Good length ball on off, Rashid hits it straight to cover.
  • 31.2 Back of a length ball on off, Rashid pulls it wide of the fielder at deep mid-wicket for a couple.
  • 31.1 SIX! That's out of here! Full length ball on off, it is in Rashid's zone. He whacks it over the mid-wicket fence for a biggie.
  • 30.6 Another length ball on middle, Rashid blocks it off his front foot and takes a single as the ball goes towards cover. 105/6
  • 30.5 Back of a length ball on off, Khan defends it with straight bat.
  • 30.4 Another incoming delivery on middle and leg, Rashid cannot do much but just block it.
  • 30.3 Length ball on the body, Rashid cannot do much but just block it.
  • Rashid Khan walks out to bat.
  • 30.2 OUT! Boyd Rankin strikes. Ireland have got the wicket they were looking for. Good length ball pitching on off. It comes in after hitting the deck. Afghan looks to defend but gets beaten by the inward movement. The ball hits him on his knee roll. The Irish players all go up in appeal and the umpire slowly raises his finger.
  • 30.1 A length delivery on middle and leg, Gulbadin Naib flicks it to fine leg for a run.
  • 29.6 Single to end the over. On the pads, Naib flicks it down the leg side for a run. 103/5
  • 29.5 On off, Naib blocks it.
  • 29.4 Back of a length ball on off, Afghan defends it with soft hands and takes a quick single as the ball goes towards cover. George Dockrell gets to the ball and has a shy at the keeper's end. He hits the target and Wilson was confident they had got their man. But the square leg umpire says that Naib was in and rules his decision in the batsman's favour.
  • 29.3 On the pads once again and Naib flicks it to the on side for one.
  • 29.2 On the pads, Afghan looks to flick but it goes off his thigh pad towards fine leg and they take a leg bye.
  • 29.1 Length ball on off, Naib plays it towards cover and gets a run.
  • 28.6 Defended off the back foot by the batsman. 98/5
  • 28.5 Pulled away for a single to deep square leg.
  • 28.4 Short of a length this time, Naib goes for the pull but fails to connect.
  • 28.3 The batsman defends it from within the crease.
  • 28.2 Angled fine on the off side for a couple of runs this time by Naib.
  • 28.1 A length ball outside off, Afghan looks to cut this through point The ball goes to third man for a single.
  • Gulbadin Naib walks out to bat next.
  • 27.6 OUT! No luck this time and Kevin this time finds the outside edge of Nabi's bat. Good length ball outside off. Nabi goes chasing after it. He plays a lazy drive and after the previous ball missing the outside edge, this time they get it. The 54-run stand is broken and Afghanistan have half their side back in the hut. 94/5
  • 27.5 Just misses. Length ball outside off, Nabi looks to drive but misses. It was not too far away from the outside edge.
  • 27.4 On the pads, Asghar flicks it to square leg for a run.
  • 27.3 Length ball on the stumps, Asghar defends it with straight bat.
  • 27.2 Length ball on off, Afghan blocks it off his front foot.
  • 27.2 WIDE! Kevin misses his line and bowls it down the leg side. Afghan looks to flick it but misses. Wide signalled.
  • 27.1 Fuller on off, Afghan blocks it off the front foot.
  • Kevin O'Brien into the attack now.
  • 26.6 Good length ball outside off, Nabi lets it go the keeper. 92/4
  • 26.5 On the pads, Afghan flicks it to fine leg for a run.
  • 26.4 Length ball outside off, Afghan slaps it over point and wide of sweeper cover for a couple.
  • 26.3 In the air...but safe. Back of a length ball on off, Nabi pulls it over mid-wicket but does not time it well. The ball falls short of the fielder in the deep and they take a run.
  • 26.2 Good length ball outside off, Nabi looks to drive but misses.
  • Mohammad Nabi needing some attention now after copping a blow on the finger of his right hand.
  • 26.1 A short delivery on off, Nabi looks to defend it on the back foot but the ball hits him on his glove.
  • 25.6 Fuller length around off, Afghan tries looks to defend but misses the ball, the ball hits the pads. A huge appeal by the bowler denied by the umpire. 88/4
  • 25.5 Full on off, Nabi drives it to mid off for a run.
  • 25.4 SIX! A short delivery this time, Nabi rocks back and pulls it above the mid-wicket region for another maximum.
  • 25.3 SIX! Just what Afghanistan wanted. A flighted delivery on middle and leg, Nabi dances down the track and lofts it over the mid-wicket fence for a huge six.
  • 25.2 Full on leg, Nabi plays it back to the bowler.
  • 25.1 Back of a length on off, Asghar looks to defend it but gets beaten, miss by the keeper results in a run. Bye signalled.
  • 24.6 Another flick for a single by AA. 10 runs off this over, just what the doctor ordered for Afghanistan. 74/4
  • 24.5 Nabi flicks it away with a wristy shot. They pick up a single.
  • 24.5 Wide! This one is down the leg side and has been penalised by the umpire. Rankin is all over the place today.
  • 24.4 Afghan pulls this short ball away on the leg side. Single taken easily.
  • 24.3 Bouncer! The batsman ducks under the bouncer at the last moment.
  • 24.2 FOUR! Rankin is proving to be just the blessing in disguise that Afghanistan needed. The ball is full on the pads, flicked away through backward square leg and all the way to the fence for a boundary.
  • 24.1 Straying down the leg side again, Afghan looks to flick that ball away but misses. It takes the shirt on its way through. The bowler mistakes it for an edge and hence appeals but the umpire is unfazed.
  • 24.1 Wide! Bowled way, way down the offside. It is outside the tramline and hence has been wided by the umpire.
  • 24.1 Wide! This one is down the leg side and has been wided by the umpire.
  • 23.6 Flights it on off, Afghan strokes it towards cover and gets a run. 64/4
  • 23.5 FOUR! Swept and swept fine. Floated on middle and leg, Afghan plays the sweep wide of short fine leg towards the square leg region for a boundary.
  • 23.4 On the stumps, Afghan calmly blocks it.
  • 23.3 On the pads, Afghan flicks it to the man at square leg.
  • 23.2 Shorter on off, Nabi slaps it to sweeper cover for a run.
  • 23.1 Floated on off, Nabi blokc sit off his front foot.
  • 22.6 Bowled on the hips, Nabi misses the flick. The ball goes off the side of the batsman and a leg bye is stolen. 58/4
  • 22.5 FOUR! Another freebie from Rankin. A length ball on the pads, Nabi runs the ball fine on the leg side with ease. Another boundary, the second of the over. This comes as a welcome change of pace for Afghanistan.
  • 22.4 Defended off the back foot by the batsman.
  • 22.4 Wide! Down the leg side and it is wided.
  • 22.3 FOUR! Welcome runs for Afghanistan! A length ball on the pads, Nabi runs it really fine on the leg side. These are easy pickings for a batsman of his caliber.
  • 22.2 Defended solidly by MN onto the surface on the front foot.
  • 22.1 A length ball outside off, Nabi looks to cut this ball away but fails to put bat on ball as it just moves away at the last moment.
  • Boyd Rankin comes on to bowl now.
  • 21.6 Floated on middle, Afghan tucks it to mid-wicket. 48/4
  • 21.5 FOUR! Excellent use of the feet. Tossed up on middle and leg, Afghan comes down the track and lofts it over mid-wicket for a boundary.
  • 21.4 Short on the body, Nabi milks it down to long on and rotates the strike.
  • 21.3 Short outside off, Afghn looks to cut but gets a thick outside edge towards third man for a single..
  • 21.2 Shorter off spinner on off, Nabi strokes it to covers and gets a run.
  • 21.1 Starts with a flatter delivery on off, Nabi looks to defend but does so off the inner portion of his bat.
  • George Dockrell replaces Andy McBrine.
  • 20.6 Dot to finish the over. 7 runs off the last 3. The last ball is on off, Asghar defends it to see off the over. 41/4
  • 20.5 Length ball on off, it moves away after pitching. Afghan has a poke at it but misses.
  • 20.4 On middle and leg, Afghan flicks it to mid-wicket.
  • 20.3 Good length ball on off, Nabi taps it to point and gets a run.
  • 20.2 On the stumps, Nabi defends it with straight bat.
  • 20.1 Length ball on off, Nabi gets on his front foot and blocks it.
  • 19.6 Stand up and applaud this guy! 4 maidens in an ODI! A flatter one on middle to end, pushed back to the bowler by the former skipper. McBrine finishes his quota of overs. He has incredible figures of 10-4-17-0!!! 40/4
  • 19.5 Fired in on the pads, flicked again to the same fielder.
  • 19.4 Flatter on middle, flicked by AA to mid-wicket.
  • 19.3 Another flatter one on off, cut away by Afghan towards the point fielder.
  • 19.2 Asghar looks to turn this ball towards mid-wicket but cannot time the ball well.
  • 19.1 Flatter on middle, kept out towards the offside by the batsman.
  • Mohammad Nabi walks out to bat.
  • 18.6 OUT! Adair gets another one. He once again hits the length hard and bowls it outside off, Shahidi looks play it on the off side but gets a thick outside edge which goes straight to Gary Wilson behind the stumps. He takes a simple catch. Shahidi starts walking and the players are excited. 40/4
  • 18.5 Play and a miss. Length ball outside off, Shahidi has a poke at it but misses.
  • 18.4 On the pads, Asghar flicks it to square leg and gets a run.
  • 18.3 Outside off on a length, Shahidi taps it down to third man for a run.
  • 18.2 Full on off, Shahidi hits it straight to mid off.
  • 18.1 FOUR! What a shot! Full outside off, It is in Shahidi's slot. He cream his drive through covers for a boundary.
  • Drinks break! Ireland have choked Afghanistan's chase here and are right on top. Another wicket or two will mean that the visitors will be in extreme trouble. They need a partnership and some boundaries to get them going. The good thing working in their favour is that the total is not a very big one. A very entertaining passage of play lies ahead, who will come on top?
  • 17.6 On the pads, Afghan flicks it but finds square leg. 34/3
  • 17.5 On the stumps, Asghar blocks it off his front foot.
  • 17.4 Floated on off, Shahidi milks it to long on and gets a run.
  • 17.3 On the pads, Shahidi lofts it to mid-wicket but does not time it well so gets only one.
  • 17.2 Tossed up on off, Shahidi pushes it to cover.
  • 17.1 Floated on off, Shahidi blocks it off his front foot.
  • 16.6 On off, Shahidi strokes it wide of mid off and gets a run. 31/3
  • 16.5 On a length on off, Shahidi strokes it to the man at cover.
  • 16.4 Good length ball on off, Shahidi strokes it to cover.
  • 16.3 Length ball on off, Shahidi pushes it to point.
  • 16.2 Full again outside off, Afghan taps it to point and gets a run.
  • 16.1 Full length ball on off, Shahidi drives it to covers and takes a quick run as the fielder there fumbles.
  • 15.6 Flatter on middle and leg, turned towards mid-wicket by Shahidi for a run. McBrine's figures read 8-3-14-0 now!!! 28/3
  • 15.5 Fired in on off, the batsman defends the ball back to the bowler once more.
  • 15.4 Flatter on middle, defended back down the ground to the bowler by the southpaw.
  • 15.3 Turned away through mid-wicket for a single by AA.
  • 15.2 Shorter this time outside off, Asghar chops the ball past extra cover to his right. Long off comes around and cuts the ball. 2 runs taken in the time.
  • 15.1 Flatter on middle, pushed towards mid-wicket by Afghan.
  • 14.6 Patted towards point by the batsman. Just 1 run off this over. 24/3
  • 14.5 Back of a length on middle, HS defends back down the ground.
  • 14.4 Another ball outside off that is left alone by Shahidi.
  • 14.3 Outside off, left alone by the southpaw at the last moment.
  • 14.2 Quick single! This is what you need to do when the runs have dried up. Asghar pats this ball towards the off side and calls his partner for a quick single.
  • 14.1 Length ball outside off, Afghan looks to hit this ball on the off side but fails to put bat on ball once more.
  • 13.6 Maiden over. He has been very good in this game so far. He bowls a flatter one on the stumps, Shahidi comes down and taps it back to the bowler. 23/3
  • 13.5 5 dots in a row now. This is floated on off, strokes it to the man at cover.
  • 13.4 Quicker through the air on middle, Shahidi defends it off his inner half of his bat.
  • 13.3 Tosses it up on off, Shahidi comes down the track and defends it.
  • 13.2 Flighted on middle and leg, Shahidi taps it back to the bowler.
  • 13.1 The batsman has defended it by getting right behind the line of the delivery.
  • 12.6 Length ball outside off, Shahidi taps it down to third man and gets off the mark. Brilliant over from Adair. Tremendous start. Just a single and a wicket off his first. 23/3
  • 12.5 On off, Shahidi does not take any risk and just blocks it.
  • 12.4 On the stump now, Shahidi defends it with straight bat.
  • 12.3 Outside off, Shahidi leaves it alone.
  • Hashmatullah Shahidi walks out to bat.
  • 12.2 OUT! Bowled 'em. Big wicket for Ireland. They know how dangerous Zazai can be having seen it in the T20I earlier in the year. Adair has got the breakthrough in his very first over. Length ball pitching on middle and off, Zazai looks to pull, but the ball is not short and it goes onto disturb the off stump. The Irish players are happy and why won't they be?
  • 12.1 Starts right on the money. Length ball going away with the angle. It is on the body of Zazai blocks it.
  • Mark Adair is introduced into the attack.
  • 11.6 Floated on off and middle, Afghan keeps it out. 22/2
  • 11.5 On middle and leg, Zazai glances it to mid-wicket for a run.
  • 11.4 Tossed up on off, Zazai defends it off his front foot.
  • 11.3 Appeal for lbw turned down. Floated on middle and leg, Zazai looks to sweep but gets hit on the pad. Andy was excited but the umpire was not. The keeper also was not too keen.
  • 11.2 Floated on the stumps, Zazai looks to defend but does so off the inner half of his bat.
  • 11.1 Tossed up on off, Zazai strokes it to the man at cover.
  • 10.6 Another maiden from Murtagh! A length ball wide outside off, left alone by the batsman. This is unbelievable stuff from Tim! 21/2
  • 10.5 Defended off the front foot by the batsman presenting the full face of the bat.
  • 10.4 Back of a length on middle, Afghan looks to whip this ball away but misses and gets hit high on the thigh pad. An appeal comes, it is very optimistic though.
  • 10.3 Asghar looks to poke at this ball outside the off stump but fails to put bat on ball as it holds its line instead of coming inward like the first two balls.
  • 10.2 Coming in again, turned off the pads by Afghan towards mid-wicket.
  • 10.1 Back of a length and coming into him from outside off, defended from the crease
  • 9.6 Another defensive stroke from HZ. What a brilliant start this has been from the Irish! Afghanistan are 21/2 at the 10 over mark. 21/2
  • 9.5 Zazai comes ahead and keeps this ball out.
  • 9.4 Hazratullah looks to work this drifting ball on middle and leg away but fails to put bat on ball. He gets hit on the pad but nothing too worrisome.
  • 9.3 Zazai defends this ball onto the surface once more.
  • 9.2 The batsman has defended it by getting right behind the line of the delivery.
  • 9.1 Flatter on off, kept out by Zazai coming ahead.
  • 8.6 On the pads, Zazai flicks it to fine leg and gets a single. End of an excellent over. Just 2 runs and a wicket. 21/2
  • 8.5 Murtagh bowls it on off, Asghar looks to cut but gets a thick outside edge down to third man for one.
  • Asghar Afghan is the new man in.
  • 8.4 OUT! Caught! Three dots on the trot and Rahmat got under pressure. Murtagh smartly bangs one in short. Rahmat looks to pull it but gets a top edge which goes aerially to mid-wicket. Paul Stirling there takes a dolly. He is not going to drop those and Afghanistan lose their second wicket.
  • 8.3 Fuller on off, Shah drives it straight to mid off.
  • 8.2 Once again Tim bowls it on a length around off, Shah solidly blocks it.
  • 8.1 Good length ball on off. The ball comes in after pitching. Rahmat looks to defend but it goes to mid-wicket off the inner half of his bat.
  • 7.6 HZ goes for the wild swing this time but once again, completely loses the radar of the ball and misses it. This is excellent bowling so far from Ireland, the visitors are not even scoring at 2.5 runs per over. 19/1
  • 7.5 Length ball on middle and leg, Zazai tucks this towards the fielder at square leg.
  • 7.4 FOUR! What a shot! Right off the middle of the bat. A flatter one on middle, Zazai hits this one through mid off. No stopping that one.
  • 7.3 Fuller on middle, driven to long on for a run by Rahmat.
  • 7.2 This time the batsman goes back in the crease and keeps the ball out from the crease.
  • 7.1 Flatter on off, Rahmat has played that off the front foot and into the ground.
  • 6.6 Hazratullah has failed to put bat on ball this time again outside off stump. The ball is moving a bit here! 14/1
  • 6.5 Zazai looks to smash this one through the offside but the ball moves away at the last moment to go past the outside edge.
  • 6.4 FOUR! Terrific shot! A fluent drive from Zazai this time and the ball finds the gap through the covers. Some pressure relieved!
  • 6.3 Only a single as Zazai falls while trying to turn around and come for the second run. A length ball on the pads, flicked away through mid-wicket. Two runs were easy there but unfortunately the batsman slipped at the non-striker's end.
  • 6.2 Defended off the front foot by the batsman presenting the full face of the bat.
  • 6.1 On a length on off, Rahmat keeps this ball out back onto the surface.
  • 5.6 Shorter and quicker on middle, defended from the crease by the opening batsman. 9/1
  • 5.5 Flighted outside off, this time Zazai drives the ball to cover.
  • 5.4 Flatter on off, chopped towards cover.
  • 5.3 Fired in quicker and full on off, the southpaw comes ahead and defends the ball into the surface.
  • 5.2 Flatter outside off, patted towards point by the left-hander.
  • 5.1 Flatter on the pads, turned away through mid-wicket by Shah for a run.
  • 4.6 Hazratullah this time looks to smash this one over the bowler's head but fails to put bat on ball. Another excellent over for Ireland, 1 run off it and a wicket as well. 8/1
  • 4.5 Length ball outside off, punched hard but straight to mid off by the southpaw.
  • 4.4 Back of a length outside off, Zazai punches this ball towards cover.
  • 4.3 Fuller one on middle, Rahmat is off the mark with a flick shot through mid-wicket. Single taken.
  • Rahmat Shah walks out at number 3.
  • 4.2 OUT! Struck in front and the finger goes up! On a length on middle, Shahzad looks to flick this away but the ball is missed by him. He gets hit in front of the wickets. The appeal is not even completed and the finger went up! This is the early wicket that Ireland so desperately needed. This could be a really tricky chase if Afghanistan lose early wickets.
  • 4.1 Back of a length outside off, Shahzad pushes this ball towards point.
  • 3.6 Zazai pushes this ball towards cover. 2nd maiden on the trot! 7/0
  • 3.5 The batsman has played that off the front foot and into the ground.
  • 3.4 Flatter one on the pads, Zazai looks to flick this ball but it goes away slightly aerially towards square leg.
  • 3.3 Another flatter one on off, kept out by Hazratullah coming ahead.
  • 3.2 Watchfully defended by the southpaw once more.
  • 3.1 Flatter outside off, Zazai defends the ball on the front foot.
  • 2.6 Another back foot defense this time from Mohammad. Maiden from Murtagh! 7/0
  • 2.5 On a length on middle, kept out from the crease towards mid-wicket by MS. They want a single but fail to get one.
  • 2.4 On a length on middle, kept out again by Mohammad.
  • 2.3 The batsman has played that off the front foot and into the ground.
  • 2.2 This keeps slightly low on middle but MS adjusts and keeps this ball out with a good defensive shot.
  • 2.1 On a length outside off, Shahzad comes ahead and defends the ball back down the ground.
  • 1.6 Defended off the front foot by the batsman presenting the full face of the bat. 7/0
  • 1.5 Flatter outside off, Zazai chops this ball really late past the slip fielder. 2 runs are taken.
  • 1.4 Shahzad mistimes a lofted shot over mid on. A single is taken. The batsman looked to go against the turn there, could have been really risky.
  • 1.3 MS prods ahead and defends this ball back down the ground.
  • 1.2 Shahzad flicks this ball towards the leg side to the square leg fielder.
  • 1.1 Flatter one outside off first up from the offie, Shahzad defends from the crease.
  • 0.6 Dot to finish the over. Four runs off the first over. It is outside off, Zazai taps it to the man at point. 4/0
  • 0.5 Zazai is off the mark too. He also does so with a flick wide of fine leg for a couple.
  • 0.4 Outside off on a length, Zazai taps it to short third man.
  • 0.3 Good length ball outside off, Zazai looks to defend but gets beaten.
  • 0.2 Shahzad is off the mark. On the pads, he flicks it to fine leg for a run.
  • 0.1 Now corrects his line and bowl it on off, Shahzad looks to defend but gets an inside edge onto his pads.
  • 0.1 WIDE! The chase is off the mark, albeit with a wide. Not the start Ireland would have wanted. Murtagh bowls it down the leg side, Shahzad looks to flick it but misses.
  • We are back for the chase. The Irish players are out on the field and take their fielding positions. Mohammad Shahzad and Hazratullah Zazai are the openers for Afghanistan. Tim Murtagh has one new ball in hand and will bowl the first over.

Ireland Vs Afghanistan Live Score (ODI) Ball by Ball Commentary


World Cup 2019 Points Table

Team p w l nr pts
Australia 7 6 1 0 12
New Zealand 6 5 0 1 11
India 5 4 0 1 9
England 7 4 3 0 8
Bangladesh 7 3 3 1 7
Sri Lanka 6 2 2 2 6
Pakistan 6 2 3 1 5
West Indies 6 1 4 1 3
South Africa 7 1 5 1 3
Afghanistan 7 0 7 0 0





Rank Team Points Rating
1 India 3631 113
2 New Zealand 2547 111
3 South Africa 2917 108
4 England 3663 105
5 Australia 2640 98
6 Sri Lanka 3462 94
Rank Team Points Rating
1 England 5720 124
2 India 5990 122
3 New Zealand 4121 114
4 South Africa 4647 111
5 Australia 4805 109
6 Pakistan 4107 93
Rank Team Points Rating
1 Pakistan 7365 283
2 England 4253 266
3 South Africa 4196 262
4 Australia 5471 261
5 India 7273 260
6 New Zealand 4056 254