The series has just completed a couple of hours ago through the 3rd T20I. In the 3rd T20I between them, Ireland beat Afghanistan through the Super Over. Team Afghanistan has used India’s area as the home venue and also they got the benefits. They have won the T20I series but failed to whitewash the Irish team.
Ireland cricket team is visiting India not for playing against the local team India but they are scheduled to play against team Afghanistan. The series consists of three T20I matches between Ireland and Afghanistan.
Yes, the Super Over, the interesting way to get the victory. After the end of the 20 overs per side, both teams have scored 142 runs each. So, the Super Over has found the winner and that is Ireland.
The same venue Greater Noida Sports Complex Ground, Greater Noida has hosted all three T20I matches between Afghanistan and Ireland. Earlier today, the 3rd match between them, took place at the venue. The guest team Ireland won the toss and came to bat first. Ireland and Afghanistan both teams are quite balanced in the short form of the cricket T20I. Team Ireland is led by Andrew Balbirnie and Asghar Afghan is leading Afghanistan. Including the last match, all three T20Is between them were too competitive.
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Paul Stirling and Kevin O Brien are the two familiar openers of team Ireland. They opened the innings for the Irish team. But before opening the account, the Afghan bowler Naveen-ul-Haq made the first strike. He took Stirling. When the scoresheet said 12, the 2nd wicket Andrew Balbirnie followed the opener, Stirling.
At the end of the crease, Kevin tried to stay strong. But could not hold much longer. He added 26 runs. Two top-order players Gareth Delany and Harry Tector added good runs each. Harry scored 31 runs and Gareth added the highest 37 runs for Ireland. Ireland played 20 overs completely and lost 8 wickets. In the meantime, they scored 142 runs so far. Naveen-ul-Haq and Qais Ahmad took three wickets each for the local team.
The first time Ireland has beaten Afghanistan in T20I cricket since 2013.
— Cricket Ireland (@Irelandcricket) March 10, 2020
Afghanistan made the good start against Ireland in the 3rd T20I when they came to chase. Openers added 60 runs to the scoreboard. The wicketkeeper Rahmanullah Gurbaz scored 42 runs highest for the team. Openers and top-orders of the team played well. They went too close and were about to win the game. But losing 7 wickets, their innings finished scoring 142 runs in 20 overs.