Afghanistan vs Ireland 2nd ODI Highlights – Aug 29, 2018

Ire v Afg highlights today – second one day international from Civil Service Cricket Club, Stormont, Belfast (Ireland) Wednesday 29th August 2018. Afghanistan won the t20I series by winning first two matches, the third t20I match was abandoned without a ball bowled. First ODI Afghanistan won by 29 runs. Now it’s the must-win game for the home side Ireland to stay alive in the series. In the first one day, international Afghanistan scored 227 and Ireland all out in 48.3 overs with 198 runs. A Balbirnie scored 55 runs, GC Wilson 38 and KJ O’Brien 22. Rashid Khan, Mohammad Nabi and Aftab Alam these three Afghanistan team bowlers took two wickets each of them. Mujeeb Ur Rahman and Gulbadin Naib took one wicket each of them.

Toss: Afghanistan are going to have a bat first.

On Bank Holiday Monday they scored what looked like an under par 229 from their 50 overs, built primarily from a 77 run 4th wicket partnership between Gulbadin Naib and his Captain, Ashgar Afghan. Yet once again it was their tight bowling that won it for them, only letting Ireland score one boundary in the last 16 overs, meant that Ireland we always behind the run-rate. With the wickets shared around the bowlers, it was very much a team effort. Today is also a historic day for Afghan cricket as this is the 100th ODI that they will have played, Nabi, if he is picked, will also play his 100th ODI today.

2nd ODI, Afghanistan Tour of Ireland Highlights

Ireland team/playing XI
William Porterfield (capt), Andy Balbirnie, Peter Chase, Andy McBrine, Tim Murtagh, Kevin O’Brien, Niall O’Brien (wkt), Boyd Rankin, Simi Singh, Paul Stirling, Gary Wilson.

Afghanistan team/playing XI
Mohammad Shahzad, Rahmat Shah, Asghar Stanikzai (capt), Hashmatullah Shahidi, Mohammad Nabi, Gulbadin Naib, Rashid Khan, Mujeeb Ur Rahman, Aftab Alam, Najibullah Zadran, Hazratullah Zazai.

Match Timings: 10.15 start, First Session 10.15-13.45 Interval 13.45-14.30, Second Session 14.30-17.45
Umpires – Ian Gould, Alan Neill
TV Umpires – Mark Hawthorne
Match Referee – Ranjan Madugalle
Reserve Umpire – Paul Reynolds
Match number – ODI no. 4033

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