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IRE vs AFG Live: Rahmanullah Gurbaz, Naveen-ul-Haq star as Afghanistan clinch 22-run win to stay alive in the series, Ireland lead 2-1 – Check Highlights

IRE vs AFG Live: Rahmanullah Gurbaz, Naveen-ul-Haq star as Afghanistan clinch 22-run win to stay alive in the series, Ireland lead 2-1 – Check Highlights

IRE vs AFG Live: Afghanistan win by 22 runs: Rahmanullah Gurbaz and Naveen-ul-Haq starred in Belfast as Afghanistan returned to winning ways against Ireland. Having lost the first two games, the visitors sealed a comfortable 22-run win in the third game to reduce the deficit to 2-1. Follow IRE vs AFG 3rd T20 live updates […]

IRE vs AFG Live: Afghanistan win by 22 runs: Rahmanullah Gurbaz and Naveen-ul-Haq starred in Belfast as Afghanistan returned to winning ways against Ireland. Having lost the first two games, the visitors sealed a comfortable 22-run win in the third game to reduce the deficit to 2-1. Follow IRE vs AFG 3rd T20 live updates with InsideSport.IN

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IRE vs AFG Live: Rahmanullah Gurbaz, Naveen-ul-Haq star as Afghanistan clinch 22-run win to stay alive in the series, Ireland lead 2-1 – Check Highlights

Chasing 190 to win, Ireland were never in the game after an early collapse rocked them. The hosts lost Paul Stirling and Andy Balbirnie early as wickets continued to tumble in the first phase of the innings. Ireland were soon reduced to 7/85, with more than 100 needed in just over seven overs.

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However, George Dockrell and Fionn Hand put on a stunning eighth-wicket stand to keep the Irish hopes up for a series win. Hand managed an 18-ball 36, while Dockrell remained unbeaten on 58, but the target proved to be too steep for the hosts to scale it down. For Afghanistan, Naveen-ul-Haq starred with a three-wicket haul, while Fazalhaq Farooqi and Mujeeb ur Rahman also picked up two wickets each.

IRE vs AFG Live: Rahmanullah Gurbaz, Naveen-ul-Haq star as Afghanistan clinch 22-run win to stay alive in the series, Ireland lead 2-1 – Check Highlights

Earlier, Ireland won the toss and put Afghanistan into bat who welcomed back Hazratullah Zazai into the line up. The visitors put on a strong 90-run stand for the first wicket, with Rahmanullah Gurbaz scoring a fine half-century. Zazai meanwhile held anchor but was soon dismissed handing Ireland an opening in the contest.

However, those hopes were shut down with Ibrahim Zadran and Najibullah Zadran chipping in with fiery cameos to take Afghanistan to a staggering 189. Ibrahim managed a 22-ball 36 while Najibullah scored 42 off just 18 balls, hitting five sixes. The Irish bowlers, barring Josh Little had a field day with Graham Hume, Mark Adair and Curtis Campher conceding well over 10 runs an over.

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IRE vs AFG Live: Rahmanullah Gurbaz, Naveen-ul-Haq star as Afghanistan clinch 22-run win to stay alive in the series, Ireland lead 2-1 – Check Highlights

Afghanistan Innings:

Batsmen R B 4S 6S SR
Hazratullah Zazai c Paul Stirling b Fionn Hand 39 40 3 1 97.50
Rahmanullah Gurbaz (WK) c Mark Adair b Josh Little 53 35 8 1 151.43
Ibrahim Zadran c Lorcan Tucker b Josh Little 36 22 4 1 163.64
Najibullah Zadran c Fionn Hand b Mark Adair 42 18 0 5 233.33
Mohammad Nabi (C) runout (Mark Adair / Harry Tector) 6 5 0 0 120.00
Rashid Khan Not out 0 0 0 0 0.00
Extra 13 (b 0, w 12, nb 0, lb 1)
Total 189/5 (20)
Yet To Bat Usman GhaniAzmatullah OmarzaiMujeeb Ur RahmanFazalhaq FarooqiNaveen-ul-Haq
BOWLING O M R W ECON
Mark Adair 4 0 42 1 10.50
Josh Little 4 0 29 2 7.25
Graham Hume 4 0 41 0 10.25
Gareth Delany 4 0 33 0 8.25
Fionn Hand 3 0 29 1 9.67
Curtis Campher 1 0 14 0 14.00
Fall Of Wickets FOW Over
Rahmanullah Gurbaz 1-90 11.2
Hazratullah Zazai 2-109 13.3
Ibrahim Zadran 3-157 17.5
Mohammad Nabi 4-173 19.1
Najibullah Zadran 5-189 19.6

Ireland innings

Batsmen R B 4S 6S SR
Paul Stirling c Usman Ghani b Fazalhaq Farooqi 0 2 0 0 0.00
Andy Balbirnie (C) c Rashid Khan b Fazalhaq Farooqi 1 5 0 0 20.00
Lorcan Tucker (WK) c Naveen-ul-Haq b Mujeeb Ur Rahman 31 21 4 1 147.62
Harry Tector c Rahmanullah Gurbaz b Naveen-ul-Haq 3 5 0 0 60.00
Curtis Campher c Najibullah Zadran b Naveen-ul-Haq 8 12 2 0 66.67
Gareth Delany c Najibullah Zadran b Mohammad Nabi 16 13 1 0 123.08
George Dockrell Not out 58 37 6 2 156.76
Mark Adair c Rashid Khan b Mujeeb Ur Rahman 6 6 0 0 100.00
Fionn Hand c Hazratullah Zazai b Naveen-ul-Haq 36 18 4 2 200.00
Graham Hume runout (Rahmanullah Gurbaz / Mujeeb Ur Rahman) 1 1 0 0 100.00
Josh Little Not out 0 0 0 0 0.00
Extra 7 (b 0, w 6, nb 0, lb 1)
Total 167/9 (20)
BOWLING O M R W ECON
Fazalhaq Farooqi 2 0 11 2 5.50
Azmatullah Omarzai 2 0 13 0 6.50
Naveen-ul-Haq 4 0 38 3 9.50
Rashid Khan 4 0 38 0 9.50
Mohammad Nabi 4 0 38 1 9.50
Mujeeb Ur Rahman 4 0 28 2 7.00
Fall Of Wickets FOW Over
Paul Stirling 1-3 0.3
Andy Balbirnie 2-19 2.3
Harry Tector 3-22 3.2
Curtis Campher 4-36 5.5
Lorcan Tucker 5-58 8.4
Gareth Delany 6-65 9.5
Mark Adair 7-85 12.2
Fionn Hand 8-159 18.4
Graham Hume 9-162 18.6

Ireland Playing XI: Paul Stirling, Andrew Balbirnie(c), Lorcan Tucker(w), Harry Tector, Gareth Delany, George Dockrell, Curtis Campher, Fionn Hand, Mark Adair, Graham Hume, Joshua Little

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

IRE vs AFG Live: Rahmanullah Gurbaz, Naveen-ul-Haq star as Afghanistan clinch 22-run win to stay alive in the series, Ireland lead 2-1 – Check Highlights

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