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Afghanistan vs Ireland 3rd T20 Highlights: Afghanistan win by 32 runs

Afghanistan vs Ireland, Afg vs Ire 3rd T20 Highlights: Afghanistan beat Ireland by 32 runs to complete the whitewash in Dehradun.

By: Sports Desk |
Updated: February 24, 2019 10:23:05 pm
Afg vs Ire 3rd T20 Highlights: Afghanistan showed that they are a class above Ireland. (Twitter)

Afghanistan vs Ireland, Afg vs Ire 3rd T20 Highlights: Kevin O’Brien and Andy Balbirnie stitched a decent partnership in Ireland’s 211-run chase after winning the toss and chosing fielding. However, it was not strong enough to take the pressure off them with Afghanistan bowlers thrashing them in their chase towards the end of the match.

Afghanistan won the third and final T20I by 32 runs to complete 3-0 whitewash of Ireland. Rashid Khan starred for Afghanister with a fifer while Nabi shone with the bat, putting up a score of 81.

Match EndedAfghanistan and Ireland tour of India, 2019 - 3rd T20I

Afghanistan

210/7 (20.0)
vs

Ireland

178/8 (20.0)
Match Ended ( Day - 3rd T20I )
Afghanistan beat Ireland by 32 runs

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Afghanistan vs Ireland 3rd T20I Highlights: 

22:04 (IST)24 Feb 2019
AFGHANISTAN WIN

Rashid Khan takes a fifer to help Afghanistan win the third T20I by 32 runs and whitewash Ireland 3-0.  Nabi - 81(36), Rashid - 5/27 help Afghanistan complete the whitewash in Dehradun.

21:54 (IST)24 Feb 2019
Rashid Khan Hat-trick

Hat-trick for Rashid Khan! Fourth scalp and second successive 4-fer for the 20-year old as Ireland are on the verge of getting whitewashed in the series. IRE are 162/7 after 18 overs.

21:49 (IST)24 Feb 2019
GONE

GONE! Dockrell departs for 18 as Rashid Khan takes his second wicket, with a brilliant catch from Nabi. IRE are 158/5 (17.1 overs)

21:43 (IST)24 Feb 2019
BIG WICKET!

Kevin O'Brien gets a bottom edge, caught brilliantly by Shafiqullah behind the stumps. IRE are IRE 153/4 after 16 overs

21:39 (IST)24 Feb 2019
150 up for Ireland

Ireland cross the 150-run mark with loss of three wickets. IRE are 153/3, need 58 runs in 25 balls

21:32 (IST)24 Feb 2019
WICKET

WICKET! Ziaur Rahman gets his second wicket of the over as Thompson is run out by Najibullah Zadran for 1. IRE are 129/3 after 14 overs

21:28 (IST)24 Feb 2019
OUT

Andy Balbirnie falls short of a half-century as Afghanistan get a breakthrough. Balbirnie departs for 47 following an excellent delivery from Ziaur Rahman

21:20 (IST)24 Feb 2019
Dropped

Afghanistan miss their chance of a breakthrough but  Shirzad drops to save Kevin O Brien, who has steered Ireland with his half-century. IRE are 122/1 after 13 overs, need 89 runs in 42 balls.

21:12 (IST)24 Feb 2019
100 up for Ireland

Ireland bring up 100 with loss of just one wicket. Rashid Khan is however yet to bowl. IRE are 100/1 after 10 overs, need 111 runs in 60 balls

21:05 (IST)24 Feb 2019
Half-century

Kevin O Brien brings up his T20I half-century from just 25 balls. He is is the fourth Irish batsman to pass 1000 runs in T20 Internationals!  IRE are 91/1 after 9 overs, needing 120 runs in 66 balls to win the match.

21:02 (IST)24 Feb 2019
50-run partnership

Kevin O Brien and Andrew Balbirnie with a 50-run partnership as IRE are 82/1 after 8 overs

20:58 (IST)24 Feb 2019
End of powerplay

End of powerplay and Ireland are on track, reaching 66/1. Balbirnie on 19* Kevin O Brien on 34*

20:58 (IST)24 Feb 2019
End of powerplay

End of powerplay and Ireland are on track, reaching 66/1. Balbirnie on 19* Kevin O Brien on 34*

20:52 (IST)24 Feb 2019
50 up for Ireland

Ireland bring up 50 with a loss of one wicket as Andy Balbirnie hits Shirzad for a four! IRE are 52/1

20:41 (IST)24 Feb 2019
WICKET

OUT! Ziaur Rahman gets the first wicket for Afghanistan as Paul Stirling departs for 10 after trying to hit over the top off. He miscues to mid on to give Rahman his maiden wicket in T20I.
IRE are 32/1 after 3 overs, need 179 runs to win

20:38 (IST)24 Feb 2019
SIX

Kevin O'Brien hits Zia-ur-Rehman for a six! And a fine shot at that too, deposits it over deep mid-wicket.

20:32 (IST)24 Feb 2019
Good start

A good start to the innings for Ireland as they get 13 runs in the first over including three fours.

20:32 (IST)24 Feb 2019
Good start

A good start to the innings for Ireland as they get 13 runs in the first over including three fours.

20:29 (IST)24 Feb 2019
Ireland begin chase

Ireland begin chase. They need 211 runs to win this match. Paul Stirling and Kevin O Brien open for Ireland

20:17 (IST)24 Feb 2019
AFG post 210/7

Ireland are given a target of 211 to win the third and final T20I after Afghanistan post 210/7 from their 20 overs.

Afghanistan vs Ireland, Afg vs Ire 3rd T20 Live Cricket Score Streaming Online:

A total of 472 runs were scored in 20 overs but it was Afghanistan who emerged victorious after beating Ireland by 84 runs on Saturday. With this win, they seal the series by a margin of 2-0. Hazratullah Zazai scored an unbeaten 162 while Rashid Khan picked up 4/25 to guide their side to win.

Openers Hazratullah Zazai and Usman Ghani put up a 236-run opening partnership and Afghanistan ended their innings on 278/3, surpassing the record for highest T20I score by a team. In reply, Ireland scored 194/6 but fell short by quite a big margin. Paul Stirling’s 91was the only stand out innings.

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