AFG beat IRE by 5 wickets | Ireland vs Afghanistan Live Cricket Score 1st I T20 Match

Afghanistan and Ireland in India, 3 T20I Series, 2019

Date: Feb 21, 2019 Start Time: 18:30 IST | 13:00 GMT | 18:30 Local
Venue: Rajiv Gandhi International Cricket Stadium, Dehradun
132/6 Overs: 20.0
136/5 Overs: 19.2
Afghanistan beat Ireland by 5 wickets

Ireland vs Afghanistan Live Cricket Score - 1st I T20 Match - Summary

End of Over : 19.2 AFG: 136/5

That is it from the first T20I. Afghanistan should have won and Afghanistan have won. But not without huffing and puffing. Some poor shot selection almost cost them the match, something they would be wanting to get rid of, before the second game. Ireland, well, they just need to play spin better. How can they achieve it is something debatable but they have to find an answer somehow. They do not have too much time to do it, for the second T20I is not far off - scheduled on Saturday, February 23, at 6.30 pm local (1300 GMT). Join us then. ADIOS! TAKE CARE!

19.2 4

HIGH, HIGH, HIGH BUT NOT A SIX! Nabi does not get a 50 but AFGHANISTAN WIN. Full and outside off, Nabi backs away and goes for the glory shot, being on 45, targetting the long off boundary. He skies this miles in the air but unfortunately for him, the ball just lands inside the ropes! Stranded on 49 but a victory for his side.

19.1 0

That ball has taken the inside edge onto the pads.

End of Over : 19 8 Runs AFG: 132/5
18.6 1

The batsman gets an inside edge on that which goes fine down the leg side. The batsmen have run through for a single.

18.5 0

The batsman tries to pull that one but failed to connect it.

18.4 6

SIX! That is so sweet! Full and outside off, Nabi backs away and drives this without any effort way over extra cover!

18.3 0

PARTNER-KILLER! Oh dear... you wouldn't want to do that, would you? Full and around middle, Nabi backs away and throws the kitchen sink at this. Hits this hard down the ground but Najibullah comes in his way. Is hit flush on the arm. The batsman deflects it off and smiles. The umpire smiles too because had Zadran not come in the way, the ball would have hit the umpire instead.

18.2 0

Full and around off, Nabi looks to defend but the ball squirts off the inside edge to short fine leg.

18.1 1

Works it down the leg side for a single.

End of Over : 18 7 Runs AFG: 124/5
17.6 0

Defended off the back foot by the batsman.

17.5 1

Bounced short, pulled through mid-wicket for a run.

17.4 1

Driven through mid off by the batsman. One run added to the total.

17.3 1

Another leading edge, lands safely again. Single taken off the flick.

17.2 4

FOUR! My dad always says that fighting scenes in old Bollywood movies towards the climax are kind of free for all. Just now, remembered that saying. With the match about to come to a close, both the batsmen are going for broke. A length ball, around middle, cleanly swung over mid-wicket for a boundary.