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Afghanistan vs Ireland (odi)

Afghanistan vs Ireland Match Result (ODI)

| 2nd ODI, Greater Noida Sports Complex Ground, Greater Noida | 17 March, 2017

Toss won by Afghanistan (decided to bat)

Afghanistan beat Ireland by 34 runs

Man of the Match: Paul Stirling

Ireland Squad

Ed Joyce, John Anderson, William Porterfield, Kevin O'Brien, Paul Stirling, Simi Singh, Andy Balbirnie, Gary Wilson, Niall O'Brien, Boyd Rankin, George Dockrell, Jacob Mulder, Peter Chase, Tim Murtagh

Afghanistan Squad

Asghar Stanikzai, Javed Ahmadi, Nasir Jamal, Noor Ali Zadran, Usman Ghani, Mohammad Nabi, Rahmat Shah, Samiullah Shenwari, Afsar Zazai, Shafiqullah, Amir Hamza, Dawlat Zadran, Fareed Ahmad, Gulbadin Naib, Rashid Khan, Shapoor Zadran

Pitch Report

Chetan Sharma doing the pitch report feels that it is similar to the one which featured in the first ODI. Looks like a pretty good batting wicket, with a bit of grass to hold the surface. Might offer a bit of help for the fast bowlers in the first half an hour but then after that, the batters should have a say.

SWOT Analysis

AfghanistanIreland
StrengthAll-roundBatting depth
WeaknessUnknownBatting against spin
OpportunitiesTake a 2-0 series leadLevel the series
ThreatsKevin O'Brien and George DockrellHashmatullah Shahidi and Rashid Khan

Head to Head

AfghanistanIreland
Matches won45
Home Wins03
Away Wins20
Highest Innings Score292 on Wednesday, March 15, 2017265 on Tuesday, July 19, 2016
Lowest Innings Score104 on Thursday, July 05, 2012150 on Sunday, July 17, 2016

Top Performers

AfghanistanIreland
Highest Total ChasedArray236 on Thursday, July 14, 2016
Lowest Total Defended229 on Sunday, July 17, 2016163 on Thursday, July 05, 2012
Most Prolific BatsmanNajibullah Zadran - 272 RunsEd Joyce - 482 Runs
Highest Individual Score83 by Najibullah Zadran On Saturday, January 17, 2015160 by Ed Joyce On Tuesday, July 19, 2016
Most Successful BowlerDawlat Zadran - 12 WicketsKevin O'Brien - 18 Wickets
Best Bowling Analysis4/21 by Rashid Khan On Sunday, July 17, 20165/20 by Alex Cusack On Saturday, July 03, 2010

Team Rankings

RankTeamPointsRating
1 India 4493 125
2 South Africa 3767 111
3 England 4497 105
4 New Zealand 3114 97
5 Australia 3294 97
FULL Ranking