Afghanistan vs Ireland 1st ODI 2024 Highlights

Watch the highlights of Afghanistan vs Ireland 1st ODI 2024 - Afghanistan - Ireland tour of United Arab Emirates 3-match one-day international series of the 1st ODI match played between Ireland and Afghanistan at Sharjah Cricket Stadium, Sharjah in 07th March 2024.

Afghanistan vs Ireland 1st ODI 2024 Highlights
Rahmanullah Gurbaz and Ibrahim Zadran added 150 for the first wicket © ACB

Rahmanullah Gurbaz's record-equal century, Ibrahim Zadran's well-made half-century, Hashmatullah Shahidi's blazing fifty before Fazalhaq Farooqi's four-for sets up to Afghanistan comfortable 35-run victory over Ireland, despite a fighting innings from Harry Tector's 138 and take a 1-0 lead in the first ODI.

Match Stats : 
  • Ireland's 35-run win was their fifth smallest victory by terms of runs against Afghanistan in ODIs.
  • Afghanistan's 310 was their sixth highest score in One-day international and It is their second highest total against Ireland in ODIs after their 338 at Greater Noida in 2017.
  • 150 : Rahmanullah Gurbaz and Ibrahim Zadran set up the record first-wicket partnership for Afghanistan against Ireland in One-day international, previously held by the 120-run stand between Rahmanullah Gurbaz and Javed Ahmadi at Abu Dhabi in 2021 and the Afghanistan's third highest opening stand in ODIs.
  • Rahmanullah Gurbaz became the second Afghanistan batsman to scored two centuries against Ireland in ODIs after Rahmat Shah.
  • 6 : Rahmanullah Gurbaz equalled a joint most centuries hit for Afghanistan in ODIs, jointly with Mohammad Shahzad's 6-hundreds.
  • Harry Tector's 138 was his second highest score for Ireland in One-day international and the third highest-score by an Ireland batsman against Afghanistan in ODIs.
  • Harry Tector became the fifth Ireland batsman to score a century against Afghanistan in ODIs.
  • 5 : Harry Tector equalled a joint fourth most centuries hit for Ireland in ODIs, jointly with Ed Joyce.
  • 173 : Harry Tector and Lorcan Tucker set up the record fourth-wicket partnership for Ireland against Afghanistan in One-day international, previously held by the 144-run stand between Kevin O'Brien and ED Joyce at Belfast in 2016 and the Ireland's second highest fourth-wicket stand in ODIs, The highest is 227-run stand between William Porterfield and Kevin O'Brien against Kenya at Nairobi in 2007 and the Ireland's highest any-wicket stand against Afghanistan in ODIs, previously held by the 157-run stand between Paul Stirling and William Porterfield at Greater Noida in 2017.
  • Ireland's 275 was their second highest score against Afghanistan in ODIs after their 304 at Greater Noida in 2017.

Afghanistan scored massive total of 310-5 in 50 overs with top scorer by Rahmanullah Gurbaz hit 121 off 117-balls - which was his 6th ODI hundred and his second century against Ireland in ODIs.

Ibrahim Zadran cracked a 60 off 93-balls including 4-fours & 2-sixes, Hashmatullah Shahidi hammered a unbeaten 50 off 33-balls included 6-fours & a six with strike rate of 151.51.

Mohammad Nabi blasted a 40 off 27-balls Including 3-fours & 2-sixes with strike rate of 148.14 and Azmatullah Omarzai scored 19 off 20-balls with a boundary.

Ireland best bowler by Theo van Woerkom picked up 3-wickets, Graham Hume and Craig Young both took one-wickets.

Ireland scored 275-8 in 50 overs with top scorer by Harry Tector hit 138 off 147-balls - which was his 5th ODI hundred and his first century against Afghanistan in ODIs - including 9-fours & 3-sixes.

Lorcan Tucker cracked a 85 off 76-balls including 8-fours & 2-sixes with strike rate of 111.84 and Graham Hume scored a unbeaten 9 off 8-balls included a boundary.

Afghanistan best bowler by Fazalhaq Farooqi claimed a 4-wickets for 51-runs in 10-overs including a maiden, Azmatullah Omarzai took 2-wickets and one for Gulbadin Naib - Noor Ahmad.

Rahmanullah Gurbaz named Player of the match for his brilliant batting performance to scored a 121-runs knocked off facing 117-balls including 8-fours and 6-sixes with strike rate of 103.41.



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