Rashid Khan has bowled exceptional against Ireland, he claim four wickets in four balls to his side Afghanistan to a tragic 3-0 series sweep. In the last T20I Afghanistan makes their convincing 32-runs victory on Sunday 24 Feb 2019.
Rashid Khan returned an impressive figures of 5-27 to stop Ireland down to 178/8 in their chase of the set target 211 by Afghanistan.
In the first Innings of Afghanistan, Mohammed Nabi make unbeaten 81 off 36 balls in Afghanistan’s 210/7 after being put into bat first on a ground where they posted a T20 International record of 3-278 in the previous match. Hazratullah Zazai scored an unbeaten 162 runs in 62 balls.
Kelvin O’Brien and Andy Balbirine, has put on a threatening 96-runs second wicket partnership towards chasing against Afghanistan set up target. Till here it was in favor of Ireland but Rashid Khan strike Ireland Middle order with leg spin. He got O’Brien caught behind for 74 with the final delivery of the 16th over, before returning in the 18th over to claim a further three wickets in a row and complete his double hat-trick.
In the spell of Rashid Khan, Afghanistan got three wickets in a row. He make the wickets of George Dockrell, Shane Getkate and Simi Singh on the three consecutive deliveries to shut the door on Ireland.
Earlier Nabi demolished the Irish bowling attack as he smashed six fours and seven sixes, hitting the ball to all parts of the ground.
Ireland paceman Boyd Rankin took three wickets but gave away 53 runs in his four overs. Ireland couldn’t able to stop Afghanistan below 180 so that it would be easier to chase the target.
The two teams will now play five one-day internationals starting Thursday followed by a one-off Test at the same venue, which is Afghanistan’s adopted home ground.