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Ireland vs Afghanistan 1st ODI 2021 Highlights

Watch the highlights of Ireland vs Afghanistan 1st ODI 2021 - Ireland - Afghanistan tour of United Arab Emirates (UAE) 3-match one-day international series of the 1st ODI match played between Afghanistan and Ireland at Sheikh Zayed Stadium, Abu Dhabi in 21st January 2021.

Rahmanullah Gurbaz 127 - Ireland vs Afghanistan 1st ODI 2021 Highlights
Debutant Rahmanullah Gurbaz plays a shot © Cricket Ireland / Twitter

Rahmanullah Gurbaz's record-breaking debut century and Rashid Khan's record-breaking fastest fifty sets up to Afghanistan crushing 16-run victory over Ireland, despite a Andy McBrine's maiden five-for - fighting knock from Lorcan Turker's career-best 83 and take a 1-0 lead in a historic game of the first ODI.

Match Stats : 
  • 120 : Rahmanullah Gurbaz and Javed Ahmadi set up the record first-wicket partnership for Afghanistan against Ireland in One-day International, previously jointly held by the 90-run stand between (Mohammad Shahzad and Noor Ali Zadran at Greater Noida in 2017) and (Hazratullah Zazai and Javed Ahmadi at Dehradun in 2019).
  • Rahmanullah Gurbaz became the first Afghanistan batsman to score a hundred on debut match in One-day international cricket history and overall the 16th player in ODIs.
  • Rahmanullah Gurbaz became the fourth Afghanistan player to win the Man-of-the-match award on debut ODI match.
  • Rahmanullah Gurbaz's 127 was the second highest score by a batsman on debut match in One-day internationals afte West Indies' Desmond Haynes 148 against Australia at St John's in 1978.
  • 19y 54 days : Rahmanullah Gurbaz became the second youngest player to score a hundred on debut match in One-day internationals after Pakistan's Saleem Elahi (18y 312 days).
  • 9 : Rahmanullah Gurbaz hit the most sixes in an innings by an Afghanistan batsman in One-day international cricket history, surpassing the previous record of 8-sixes hit by Mohammad Shahzad against Zimbabwe at Sharjah in 2015.
  • 9 : Rahmanullah Gurbaz hit the most sixes in an innings by a batsman on debut match in One-day international cricket history, surpassing the previous record of 5-sixes hit by Navjot Sidhu against Australia at Chennai in 1987.
  • Andy McBrine's 5 for 29 was the sixth best bowling figures for Ireland in One-day international and the third best bowling figures by an Ireland bowler against Afghanistan in ODIs.
  • Rashid Khan hammered a 27-ball fastest fifty by an Afghanistan batsman in One-day international cricket history, surpassing the previous record of 28-ball jointly held by Mohammad Nabi against Zimbabwe at Bulawayo and Shafiqullah Shinwari against Ireland at Greater Noida in 2017.

Afghanistan scored 287-9 in 50 overs with top scorer by Debutant Rahmanullah Gurbaz - who scored a run-a-ball 127-runs including 9-sixes & 8-fours.

Rashid Khan hammered a 55 off 30-balls including 5-sixes & 2-fours with strike rate of 183.33, Javed Ahmadi scored 38 off 55-balls included 2-sixes & 2-fours and Najibullah Zadran 29.

Ireland best bowler by Andy McBrine claimed a career-best 5-wicket haul for 29-runs in 10-overs, Gareth Delany, Simi Singh and Barry McCarthy each took one-wickets.

Ireland scored 271-9 in 50 overs with top scorer by Lorcan Turker struck 83 off 96-balls including 3-sixes & 3-fours.

Paul Stirling cracked a 39 off 40-balls including 6-fours, Curtis Campher scored 39 off 53-balls included two boundaries, Harry Tector 28 and Simi Singh 23.

Afghanistan best bowler by Naveen-ul-Haq picked up 3-wickets, Mujeeb Ur Rahman, Rashid Khan both took 2-wickets and one for Gulbadin Naib - Mohammad Nabi.

Rahmanullah Gurbaz named Player of the match for his sensational batting performance to scored a power-hitting record-breaking 127-runs knocked off facing 127-balls including 9-sixes and 8-fours.



                   

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