Afghanistan vs Ireland 2nd T20I Highlights – 17 March 2024

AFG team batted first today and scored 152 runs with nine wickets down. Which indicates that the pitch was on slower side today again. Gurbaz failed again to score good runs. Ibrahim scored just 5 runs and out, Ishaq † and Omarzai both were went with duck. Atal batted good with posting 35 runs off 32 balls and then The captain of their team Rashid Khan gave a huge jump of 25 runs off just 12 deliveries. It was their old gun Nabi innings was equally important, who really smoked Irish bowlers all around the park. He completed his brilliant innings with smashing three maximums and six boundaries.

From the other team Ireland, their opener gave a good start to his team, he scored 45 runs off 44 balls. He scored runs with low run-rate but he kept his wicket for long time. Their captain Paul Stirling gave a little help to his team by adding 24 runs to his team’s scoreboard. Gareth Delany was their last well batted batsmen, who faced 18 deliveries and scored 39 runs.

Mark Adair dismissed three Afghani batsmen, Josh Little and Barry McCarthy both took two wickets each. Ben White took one wicket. From the Afghanistan bowling performance, in addition Rashid Khan impressed today with four wickets. Nangeyalia Kharote took two wickets, Fazalhaq Farooqi and Mohammad Nabi took one wicket each.

Ireland vs Afghanistan Highlights today. 2nd T20I, Sunday 17-3-2024. Sharjah Cricket Stadium.

AFG chose to bat 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 George Dockrell, 7 Gareth Delany, 8 Mark Adair, 9 Barry McCarthy, 10 Josh Little, 11 Ben White.

Head to Head In T20I’s: 24
Afghanistan Won: 17
Ireland Won: 7
Afghanistan T20I Rankings: 10th
Ireland T20I Rankings: 12th

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

Match Timings: 11:30 AM | 3:30 PM Local
Umpires – Bismillah Jan Shinwari, Izatullah Safi
TV Umpire – Ahmed Shah Pakteen
Match Referee – David Boon
Reserve Umpire – Ahmed Shah Durrani
Match number – T20I no. 2528

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