Afghanistan and Ireland will square-off for the third and final T20I at the Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium in Dehradun. Afghanistan has already taken an unassailable lead in the series after a fantastic show in the last game courtesy Hazratullah Zazai’s record unbeaten 162 off just 62 deliveries which included 16 tormenting sixes and 11 eye pleasing fours helped them notch up a mammoth total of 278 runs which is also the highest T20I score ever by any side.
A score of 278 was always out of reach for any side but Ireland displayed some great character and tried their level best attain the impossible but fell short by 84 runs courtesy a sublime bowling effort from Rashid Khan who clinched a 4-fer. Skipper Paul Stirling was the top scorer for his side as he blasted 91 from 50 deliveries while his opening partner Kevin O’Brien was the second best with 37 runs to his name.
Now, with the series already in their pocket, Afghanistan will look to secure yet another whitewash on Ireland, while the Irish side will like to end a 9 match losing streak to Afghanistan on Sunday.
Head To Head:
No Result: 01
Ireland won: 03
Afghanistan won: 11
When – February 24, 06:30 PM IST
Where – Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium, Dehradun, Uttrakhand
Simi Singh, George Dockrell, Peter Chase, Kevin O Brien, Boyd Rankin, Stuart Poynter, Joshua Little, Paul Stirling, Shane Getkate, Stuart Thompson, Andrew Balbirnie.
Asghar Afghan, Fareed Malik, Rashid Khan, Samiullah Shenwari, Mujeeb Ur Rahman, Karim Janat, Hazratullah Zazai, Mohammad Nabi, Usman Ghani, Najibullah Zadran, Shafiqullah Shafiq.
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