Crucial Bowling Spell from Rashid Khan and Good Batting Display from Najibullah Zadran helps Afghanistan to win the First T20I Match against Ireland herein Greater Noida. By Chasing the target of 173runs, Rain Interruption in later part of the Match brings the victory to the home side by 11 runs (DLS Method).
- Good Start for Irish Openers
After winning the toss, Paul Stirling and Kevin O Brien had a Good start to their innings made the visitors have a 10 rpo in the middle of the innings. But Rashid Khan spell made a huge impact in the Ireland innings as Irishmans managed to score only 176 runs at the end of the Innings inspite of Power Packed Powerplay. Paul Stirling Scored 60 runs off 41 balls including 8 fours and 2 sixes. Rashid Khan produces 3 wickets including 5.5 economy rate.
- Mixed Start for Afghanistan
Hazratullah Zazai and Rahmanullah Gurbaz had a better start to their innings but that not last for 4 overs as they both Departed by Simi Singh in back to back deliveries. As follows, two Crucial runouts from Ireland made Afghanistan a backfoot for a while. But good Partnership from experienced Shinwari and Najibullah Zadran made an Afghanistan way. As 40 runs Needed in last 5 overs, Heaven opens up heavily made no chance for further Play. As a result, Afghanistan won the match by 11 runs ( DLS Method).
Najibullah Zadran scored 42 runs off 21 balls including 3 fours and 2 sixes. Man of the Award goes for Rashid Khan for his Brilliant bowling spell. The 2nd T20I between this side is going to be held on 8th March (Women’s Day) in the Same Venue.