Afghanistan vs Ireland 1st T20I Highlights – 14 March 2024

The Ireland team captain Paul Stirling lost the toss and they have batted first. Ireland team scored 149 runs in twenty overs with six wickets down. Andy Balbirnie scored 22 runs off 14 balls. Their team captain Paul Stirling contributed 25 runs, Harry Tector was the batsmen who gave so much pressure to his opponent team by scoring 56 runs off 34 balls. Afghanistan team gave 15 extra runs on the slow surface. Rashid Khan took three wickets, Nangeyalia Kharote dismissed two Irish batsmen and Azmatullah Omarzai took one wicket.

The Afghanistan team almost lose the match in first nine overs. Because they lost five wickets in 8.3 overs with fifty runs on the board. Rahmanullah Gurbaz has gone with scoring no runs. Sediqullah Atal scored just a single, Ibrahim Zadran failed to survive for long. Azmatullah Omarzai has went with duck. Mohammad Ishaq † contributed 32 runs, Mohammad Nabi 25, Ijaz Ahmad Ahmadzai 16 and Naveen-ul-Haq added 13 runs to his team’s scorecard. Afghanistan all out with 111 runs in 18.4 overs.

Ireland vs Afghanistan Highlights today. 1st T20I, Friday 14-3-2024. Sharjah Cricket Stadium.

AFG chose to bowl first.

Afghanistan team: 1 Rahmanullah Gurbaz, 2 Ibrahim Zadran, 3 Sediqullah Atal, 4 Azmatullah Omarzai, 5 Mohammad Nabi, 6 Mohammad Ishaq (wk), 7 Rashid Khan (capt), 8 Ijaz Ahmadzai, 9 Nangeyalia Kharote, 10 Naveen-ul-Haq, 11 Fazalhaq Farooqi.
Ireland team: 1 Paul Stirling (capt), 2 Andy Balbirnie, 3 Curtis Campher, 4 Harry Tector, 5 Lorcan Tucker (wk), 6 Neil Rock, 7 Gareth Delany, 8 Mark Adair, 9 Barry McCarthy, 10 Josh Little, 11 Ben White.

Head to Head In T20I’s: 23
Afghanistan Won: 16
Ireland Won: 7
Afghanistan T20I Rankings: 10th
Ireland T20I Rankings: 12th

Form guide
(last five matches, most recent first)
Afghanistan WLLLL
Ireland WWLLL

Match Timings: 11:30 AM | 3:30 PM Local
Umpires – Ahmed Shah Durrani, Ahmed Shah Pakteen
TV Umpire – Bismillah Jan Shinwari
Match Referee – David Boon
Reserve Umpire – Izatullah Safi
Match number – T20I no. 2521

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