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IRE vs AFG LIVE: Andy Balbirnie, bowlers star as Ireland seal comfortable 5-wicket win, grab 2-0 lead – Check Highlights

IRE vs AFG LIVE: Andy Balbirnie, bowlers star as Ireland seal comfortable 5-wicket win, grab 2-0 lead – Check Highlights

IRE vs AFG LIVE Score: Ireland win by 5 wickets – Andy Balbirnie led another fine chase after the bowlers starred earlier in the day to help Ireland to a five-wicket over Afghanistan. Chasing 123 to win, Balbirnie scored a fine 46 to seal the chase with an over to spare going 2-0 up in […]

IRE vs AFG LIVE Score: Ireland win by 5 wickets – Andy Balbirnie led another fine chase after the bowlers starred earlier in the day to help Ireland to a five-wicket over Afghanistan. Chasing 123 to win, Balbirnie scored a fine 46 to seal the chase with an over to spare going 2-0 up in the five-match series.  Follow Ireland Afghanistan 2nd T20 LIVE with InsideSport.IN.

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IRE vs AFG LIVE: Andy Balbirnie, bowlers star as Ireland seal comfortable 5-wicket win, grab 2-0 lead – Check Highlights

Chasing 123 to win, Captain Andy Balbirnie anchored the chase with a stunning 46, missing out on his second successive half-century of the series. Paul Stirling departed early, but Lorcan Tucker and George Dockrell chipped in with cameos to the result beyond doubt. Mohammed Nabi was exceptional with the ball to keep the visitors in the game, but the low score meant that Ireland reached the target with six balls to spare.

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Earlier, Nabi won the toss and elected to bat first despite having lost the first game failing to defend a 168. The decision turned out to be a nightmare as Ireland struck thrice within the powerplay despite Ibrahim Zadran’s efforts to counterattack. Wickets continued to tumble in the middle overs as Hashmatullah Shahidi held one end and took the game deep.

He was eventually dismissed for 36 and was the lone shining light in their innings as Afghanistan only managed 122 in their 20 overs. For Ireland, Curtis Campher, Josh Little and Gareth Delany struck twice each. Mark Adair also chipped in with a wicket.

IRE vs AFG LIVE: Andy Balbirnie, bowlers star as Ireland seal comfortable 5-wicket win, grab 2-0 lead – Check Highlights

Afghanistan innings 

Batsmen R B 4S 6S SR
Rahmanullah Gurbaz (WK) c Barry McCarthy b Mark Adair 1 2 0 0 50.00
Usman Ghani b Josh Little 1 9 0 0 11.11
Hashmatullah Shahidi c Andy McBrine b Gareth Delany 36 42 3 0 85.71
Ibrahim Zadran c Andy McBrine b Curtis Campher 17 13 4 0 130.77
Najibullah Zadran c Barry McCarthy b Curtis Campher 8 8 1 0 100.00
Mohammad Nabi (C) c George Dockrell b Gareth Delany 9 9 1 0 100.00
Azmatullah Omarzai c Harry Tector b Josh Little 11 13 0 0 84.62
Rashid Khan Not out 6 5 0 0 120.00
Naveen-ul-Haq Not out 3 7 0 0 42.86
Extra 16 (b 0, w 6, nb 0, lb 10)
Total 108/7 (18)
Yet To Bat Mujeeb Ur RahmanFazalhaq Farooqi
BOWLING O M R W ECON
Josh Little 4 0 18 2 4.50
Mark Adair 2 0 8 1 4.00
Barry McCarthy 3 0 26 0 8.67
Curtis Campher 3 0 13 2 4.33
Andy McBrine 2 0 14 0 7.00
Gareth Delany 4 0 19 2 4.75
Fall Of Wickets FOW Over
Rahmanullah Gurbaz 1-6 1.1
Usman Ghani 2-20 2.5
Ibrahim Zadran 3-41 5.6
Najibullah Zadran 4-55 8.2
Mohammad Nabi 5-69 11.2
Hashmatullah Shahidi 6-99 15.5
Azmatullah Omarzai 7-103 16.3

Ireland innings 

Batsmen R B 4S 6S SR
Paul Stirling b Naveen-ul-Haq 4 12 1 0 33.33
Andy Balbirnie (C) c Rahmanullah Gurbaz b Mujeeb Ur Rahman 46 36 6 1 127.78
Lorcan Tucker (WK) c Najibullah Zadran b Mohammad Nabi 27 28 3 0 96.43
Harry Tector c Najibullah Zadran b Mohammad Nabi 5 7 0 0 71.43
George Dockrell Not out 25 19 1 1 131.58
Curtis Campher c Rahmanullah Gurbaz b Fazalhaq Farooqi 7 7 1 0 100.00
Gareth Delany Not out 3 5 0 0 60.00
Extra 8 (b 1, w 2, nb 0, lb 5)
Total 125/5 (19)
Yet To Bat Andy McBrineMark AdairJosh LittleBarry McCarthy
BOWLING O M R W ECON
Naveen-ul-Haq 3 0 12 1 4.00
Fazalhaq Farooqi 4 0 27 1 6.75
Rashid Khan 4 0 27 0 6.75
Azmatullah Omarzai 2 0 15 0 7.50
Mujeeb Ur Rahman 4 0 23 1 5.75
Mohammad Nabi 2 0 15 2 7.50
Fall Of Wickets FOW Over
Paul Stirling 1-7 2.2
Andy Balbirnie 2-72 11.2
Harry Tector 3-82 13.2
Lorcan Tucker 4-86 13.5
Curtis Campher 5-110 16.5

Afghanistan (Playing XI): Rahmanullah Gurbaz(w), Usman Ghani, Hashmatullah Shahidi, Najibullah Zadran, Mohammad Nabi(c), Ibrahim Zadran, Azmatullah Omarzai, Rashid Khan, Naveen-ul-Haq, Mujeeb Ur Rahman, Fazalhaq Farooqi

Ireland (Playing XI): Paul Stirling, Andrew Balbirnie(c), Lorcan Tucker(w), Harry Tector, Curtis Campher, Gareth Delany, George Dockrell, Andy McBrine, Mark Adair, Barry McCarthy, Joshua Little

IRE vs AFG LIVE: Andy Balbirnie, bowlers star as Ireland seal comfortable 5-wicket win, grab 2-0 lead – Check Highlights

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