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Afghanistan vs Ireland, 1st ODI Cricbuzz, Mobilecric or Vcricket livescore Afghanistan vs Ireland, 1st ODI 04 Thursday March 2021 183105000000 Afghanistan won by 16 runs Cricinfo Commentary updated on 04 Thursday March 2021 183105000000 AFG - 287/9 (50) IRE - 271/9 (50) Cricinfo Commentary updated on 04 Thursday March 2021 183105000000 CRR:  5.42 Player of the Match Rahmanullah Gurbaz Scorecard Refresh Commentary Afghanistan add 10 points in the World Cup Super League with this win. Next ODI is on Sunday. We'll be back then. Hope you enjoyed our coverage today. Goodbye! Asghar Afghan, Afghanistan captain: Playing an ODI after 13-14 months which is difficult. Credit to Gurbaz. The guys are coming playing a lot of T20 cricket, that's why al to of sixes. Rashid played very well in the end. Happy with the performance. Balbirnie, Ireland captain: Thought we did a pretty good job after their great start. McBrine's spell was brilliant. In the end though they got a score that was above par. Seeing him play his natural game was nice to see and hopefully he can take it forward (talking about Tucker). Had a lot of starts in our innings. Gurbaz went on for a hundred which was probably the difference. Felt we were in that game for a large portion of it. We usually know what we'll get playing Afghanistan. Thought we really played well against their spinners today. Probably will have a day off tomorrow. Don't want to do too much. Just make sure we're keeping our skills up. Rahmanullah Gurbaz, Player of the Match: Feel really lucky. First ODI match to get MoM, really happy. Went for loose balls. First of last doesn't matter. Just played my natural game. 18:13 Local Time, 14:13 GMT, 19:43 IST: Afghanistan go 1-0 up on the back of a solid display here in Abu Dhabi. Century on debut from Rahmanullah Gurbaz to set it up, a whirlwind fifty from Rashid to arrest the slide and finish on a high. Ireland fought hard in the chase, with the partnership between Campher and Tucker taking the game deep. Tucker showed his range as well, accelerating after reaching his half-century. But maybe they left it a little too late on a tired pitch. The conditions suited the Afghan bowlers. Naveen-ul-Haq fetched great value with his slower deliveries, and Rashid Khan, Mohammed Nabi and Mujeeb ur Rahman did what they do. The margin of victory only 16 runs in the end though, so Ireland can take some heart from it. IRE: 271-9 after 50 overs 49.6 Rashid Khan to Young, 1 run, under-edges the pull for a single. That is the end of that 49.5 Rashid Khan to Young, no run, beaten on the edge outside off. Flat, back of a length, fizzing through sharply 49.4 Rashid Khan to Young, SIX , too full thia time from Rashid and Young takes toll as he slogs it over wide long-on 49.3 Rashid Khan to Young, no run, leg-break goes past the outside edge again. This time Gurbaz stops it, despite not catching it cleanly 49.2 Rashid Khan to Young, byes, 2 runs, full outside off, the leg-break beats both batsmen and keeper and runs away for a couple of byes 49.1 Rashid Khan to Young, 2 runs, tries slogging a googly, it takes the inside edge and runs fine. Stopped just inside the boundary IRE: 260-9 after 49 overs 48.6 Naib to Young, 1 run, full and straight, squeezed off a thick inside edge through square leg 48.5 Naib to McCarthy, 1 run, slower leg-cutter at the stumps, driven to long-on 48.4 Naib to Young, 1 run, slower ball flat-batted down to long-on 48.3 Naib to McCarthy, 1 run, short of length delivery skidding in around the waist, McCarthy is late on the pull and splices it through square leg 48.2 Naib to Young, 1 run, slower short ball outside off, Young drags the pull to deep midwicket 48.2 Naib to Young, wide , slower one down leg, called wide 48.1 Naib to McCarthy, 1 run, slower short ball around middle, McCarthy miscues the pull through square leg Gulbadin Naib [6.0-0-29-1] is back into the attack IRE: 253-9 after 48 overs 47.6 Rashid Khan to Young, no run, beats him with the leg-break outside off Load More Commentary

Afghanistan vs Ireland, 1st ODI

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Afghanistan won by 16 runs

Cricinfo Commentary updated on 04 Thursday March 2021 183105000000

AFG - 287/9 (50)
IRE - 271/9 (50)

Cricinfo Commentary updated on 04 Thursday March 2021 183105000000
CRR:  5.42

Player of the Match

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Afghanistan add 10 points in the World Cup Super League with this win. Next ODI is on Sunday. We'll be back then. Hope you enjoyed our coverage today. Goodbye!

Asghar Afghan, Afghanistan captain: Playing an ODI after 13-14 months which is difficult. Credit to Gurbaz. The guys are coming playing a lot of T20 cricket, that's why al to of sixes. Rashid played very well in the end. Happy with the performance.

Balbirnie, Ireland captain: Thought we did a pretty good job after their great start. McBrine's spell was brilliant. In the end though they got a score that was above par. Seeing him play his natural game was nice to see and hopefully he can take it forward (talking about Tucker). Had a lot of starts in our innings. Gurbaz went on for a hundred which was probably the difference. Felt we were in that game for a large portion of it. We usually know what we'll get playing Afghanistan. Thought we really played well against their spinners today. Probably will have a day off tomorrow. Don't want to do too much. Just make sure we're keeping our skills up.

Rahmanullah Gurbaz, Player of the Match: Feel really lucky. First ODI match to get MoM, really happy. Went for loose balls. First of last doesn't matter. Just played my natural game.

18:13 Local Time, 14:13 GMT, 19:43 IST: Afghanistan go 1-0 up on the back of a solid display here in Abu Dhabi. Century on debut from Rahmanullah Gurbaz to set it up, a whirlwind fifty from Rashid to arrest the slide and finish on a high. Ireland fought hard in the chase, with the partnership between Campher and Tucker taking the game deep. Tucker showed his range as well, accelerating after reaching his half-century. But maybe they left it a little too late on a tired pitch. The conditions suited the Afghan bowlers. Naveen-ul-Haq fetched great value with his slower deliveries, and Rashid Khan, Mohammed Nabi and Mujeeb ur Rahman did what they do. The margin of victory only 16 runs in the end though, so Ireland can take some heart from it.

IRE: 271-9 after 50 overs

49.6 Rashid Khan to Young, 1 run, under-edges the pull for a single. That is the end of that

49.5 Rashid Khan to Young, no run, beaten on the edge outside off. Flat, back of a length, fizzing through sharply

49.4 Rashid Khan to Young, SIX, too full thia time from Rashid and Young takes toll as he slogs it over wide long-on

49.3 Rashid Khan to Young, no run, leg-break goes past the outside edge again. This time Gurbaz stops it, despite not catching it cleanly

49.2 Rashid Khan to Young, byes, 2 runs, full outside off, the leg-break beats both batsmen and keeper and runs away for a couple of byes

49.1 Rashid Khan to Young, 2 runs, tries slogging a googly, it takes the inside edge and runs fine. Stopped just inside the boundary

IRE: 260-9 after 49 overs

48.6 Naib to Young, 1 run, full and straight, squeezed off a thick inside edge through square leg

48.5 Naib to McCarthy, 1 run, slower leg-cutter at the stumps, driven to long-on

48.4 Naib to Young, 1 run, slower ball flat-batted down to long-on

48.3 Naib to McCarthy, 1 run, short of length delivery skidding in around the waist, McCarthy is late on the pull and splices it through square leg

48.2 Naib to Young, 1 run, slower short ball outside off, Young drags the pull to deep midwicket

48.2 Naib to Young, wide, slower one down leg, called wide

48.1 Naib to McCarthy, 1 run, slower short ball around middle, McCarthy miscues the pull through square leg

Gulbadin Naib [6.0-0-29-1] is back into the attack

IRE: 253-9 after 48 overs

47.6 Rashid Khan to Young, no run, beats him with the leg-break outside off