Afghanistan tour of Ireland, 2018
Afghanistan vs Ireland, 2nd ODI
After succumbing to yet another defeat against Afghanistan, hosts Ireland will look to shrug off their abysmal run-of-form when they take on the Afghans in the second ODI on Wednesday.
Just like the T20I series, Afghanistan continued with their winning momentum with a 29-run win over the Irish in the first ODI Asghar Stanikzai’s team will look to close out the series with another impressive performance in the second ODI. While a lot was down to Irish batsmen’s technical deficiencies especially against spin, Afghanistan continues to make deep strides on their Irish sojourn.
Venue:- Civil Service Cricket Club, Belfast
Match Timings:- Wednesday, August 29, 2018, 03:15 PM IST
Irish bowlers, especially- Tim Murtagh (4-31) and Boyd Rankin (3-44) combined beautifully to claim seven Afghan wickets between them and despite half-centuries from Gulbadin Naib (64) and Hashmatullah Shahidi (54), restricted the visitors to a sub-par total of 9-227 in 20 overs.
Chasing 228, Ireland’s both openers were back in the hut in the first ten overs with skipper Stankazai throwing the ball to Mujeeb Ur Rahman at the start of the innings. Once, skipper Porterfield (16) was out, Ireland’s scoring-rate worsened accounting for Nial O’Brien (11) in the first of the two run-outs of their innings. Andrew Balbarnie scored a hard-fought 55 and when he was finally out in his umpteenth attempt for a sweep, it was all down to Gary Wilson with the equation down to 77 in the last ten overs. But the duo of Rashid (2-41) and Mujeeb (1-32) ensured they scored just 27 before the vile legspinner finished the game in two balls and assigning the hosts a morale shellacking 29-run defeat.
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AFGH vs IRE Squads
Asghar Stanikzai (c), Ihsanullah, Rahmat Shah, Gulbadin Naib. Dawlat Zadran, Najibullah Zadran, Mohammad Nabi, Mohammad Shahzad, Rashid Khan, Mujeeb Ur Rahman, Samiullah Shinwari, Aftab Alam, Sayed Shirzad, Javed Ahmadi, Wafadar Momand, Hashmatullah Shahidi
William Porterfield(c), Gary Wilson, Paul Stirling, Tim Murtagh, Andy McBrine, Kevin O Brien, Niall O’Brien(wk), Peter Chase, Andrew Balbirnie, George Dockrell, Boyd Rankin, James Shannon, David Delany, Simi Singh
AFGH vs IRE Playing 11
Here’s how both teams might line-up for AFGH vs IRE, 2nd ODI
Wicket-keeper: Mohammad Shahzad
Batsmen: Asghar Stanikzai, Hazratullah Zazai, Rahmat Shah, Gulbadin Naib, Hasmatullah Shahidi
All-rounders: Samiullah Shenwari, Mohammad Nabi
Bowlers: Mujeeb ur Rahman, Rashid Khan, Aftab Alam,
Wicket-keeper: Niall O’Brien
Batsmen: Gary Wilson, Paul Stirling, William Porterfield, Andy Balbirnie (D: James Shannon)
All-rounders: Simi Singh, Kevin O’Brien, Andy McBrine
Bowlers: Tim Murtagh, Peter Chase, Boyd Rankin
AFGH vs IRE Key Players
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