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Incessant rain washes off second ODI

AFGHANISTAN V IRELAND IN INDIA, 2019

 • Final up to date on Sat, 02 Mar, 2019, 08:08 PM

Zazai did all the damage, smashing 67 off 42, before falling to Andy McBrine.

Zazai did all of the injury, smashing 67 off 42, earlier than falling to Andy McBrine. © AFP

Hazratullah Zazai, Rahmat Shah and Hashmatullah Shahidi struck half-centuries as Afghanistan posted 250 for 7 in 48.Three overs earlier than rain washed off the second ODI towards Eire in Dehradun on Saturday (March 2).

After opting to bat, Afghanistan received off to an outstanding begin with Zazai and Javed Ahmadi scoring 90 for the opening wicket in 15.1 overs. The previous did all of the injury, smashing 67 off 42, earlier than falling to Andy McBrine. Ahmadi was dismissed six balls later as Eire made a comeback to maintain issues in examine. Shah and Shahidi consolidated for a short whereas and had been concerned in an 87-run stand.

With 179 on the board after 35 overs, Afghanistan had been setting themselves for a late onslaught however misplaced wickets from there on. Shah fell for 54 off 66 to George Dockrell earlier than McBrine had Asghar Afghan bowled for simply eight. Mohammad Nabi flourished for some time and scored 24 off 20 however failed to hold on and was dismissed within the 43rd over because the hosts slipped to 226 for five.

Dockrell efficiently nullified the Gulbadin Naib risk because the onus fell on Rashid Khan to provide the workforce a giant end. He struck a six to take the workforce to 250 earlier than rain arrived to halt play. It did cease for a short whereas however returned simply earlier than the inspection at 18:15 pm native time forcing the officers to call-off the sport.

Transient scores: Afghanistan 250/7 in 48.Three overs (Hazratullah Zazai 67; George Dockrell Three-51) vs Eire.

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