Afghan cricket team in Ireland in 2019

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Afghan cricket team in Ireland in 2019
  Cricket Ireland flag.svg Flag of Afghanistan.svg
  Ireland Afghanistan
Dates 19 – 21 May 2019
Captains William Porterfield Gulbadin Naib
One Day International series
Results 2-match series drawn 1–1
Most runs Paul Stirling (121) Mohammad Shahzad (103)
Most wickets Mark Adair (7) Gulbadin Naib (7)
Player of the series Paul Stirling (Ire)

The Afghanistan cricket team toured Ireland in May 2019 to play two One Day International (ODI) matches.[1][2] Both matches were played at the Stormont Cricket Ground in Belfast.[3][4] The ODI fixtures were part of Afghanistan's preparation for the 2019 Cricket World Cup.[5][6] In April 2019, the Afghanistan Cricket Board (ACB) named Gulbadin Naib as the team's new ODI captain, replacing Asghar Afghan.[7][8] The series was drawn 1–1, with Ireland winning the first match and Afghanistan winning the second.[9]

Squads[edit]

ODIs
 Ireland[10]  Afghanistan[11]

ODI series[edit]

1st ODI[edit]

19 May 2019
10:45
Scorecard
Ireland 
210 (48.5 overs)
v
 Afghanistan
138 (35.4 overs)
Paul Stirling 71 (94)
Aftab Alam 3/28 (7.5 overs)
Asghar Afghan 29 (51)
Mark Adair 4/19 (6.4 overs)
Ireland won by 72 runs
Stormont, Belfast
Umpires: Shaun George (SA) and Alan Neill (Ire)
  • Afghanistan won the toss and elected to field.
  • Boyd Rankin (Ire) took his 100th wicket in ODIs.[12]

2nd ODI[edit]

21 May 2019
10:45
Scorecard
Afghanistan 
305/7 (50 overs)
v
 Ireland
179 (41.2 overs)
Mohammad Shahzad 101 (88)
Mark Adair 3/71 (10 overs)
Paul Stirling 50 (56)
Gulbadin Naib 6/43 (9.2 overs)
Afghanistan won by 126 runs
Stormont, Belfast
Umpires: Shaun George (SA) and Mark Hawthorne (Ire)

References[edit]

  1. ^ "West Indies announced as fifth touring side to visit Ireland in 2019". Cricket Ireland. Retrieved 6 December 2018.
  2. ^ "Tyrone Kane set for Ireland ODI debut, squads for Afghanistan series announced". International Cricket Council. Retrieved 16 May 2019.
  3. ^ "Windies confirmed as fifth touring side to Ireland in 2019". International Cricket Council. Retrieved 6 December 2018.
  4. ^ "Ireland to play West Indies and Bangladesh in ODI series". BBC Sport. Retrieved 6 December 2018.
  5. ^ "Afghanistan's proposed tour of Zimbabwe called off". International Cricket Council. Retrieved 11 March 2019.
  6. ^ "Afghanistan take on Ireland with eye on World Cup prep". International Cricket Council. Retrieved 18 May 2019.
  7. ^ "Asghar Afghan removed as Afghanistan announce split captaincy". International Cricket Council. Retrieved 5 April 2019.
  8. ^ "Rahmat, Rashid given leadership roles in Afghanistan revamp". ESPN Cricinfo. Retrieved 5 April 2019.
  9. ^ "Ireland v Afghanistan: Mohammad Shahzad hits century as visitors level series". BBC Sport. Retrieved 21 May 2019.
  10. ^ "Ireland Men's squad named for Afghanistan series". Cricket Ireland. Retrieved 16 May 2019.
  11. ^ "Afghanistan Name Squad For World Cup 2019, New Captain Gulbadin Naib To Lead". Cricket Addictor. Retrieved 22 April 2019.
  12. ^ "Team effort sees Ireland convincingly defeat Afghanistan in first ODI". Cricket Ireland. Retrieved 19 May 2019.
  13. ^ "Shahzad hundred, Naib six-for as Afghanistan level series". International Cricket Council. Retrieved 21 May 2019.
  14. ^ "Shahzad ton as Afghanistan tune up for World Cup with series-levelling victory". ESPN Cricinfo. Retrieved 21 May 2019.

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