In International cricket, the cricket playing nations are busy with their tight schedule. even the lower-ranked teams are also taking preparation for the upcoming biggest even. In these circumstances, Ireland and Afghanistan are playing a T20I series against each other. Both teams are visiting India and team Afghan is using it as the home venue. The T20I series consists of three matches. Reportedly, the inaugural match has already finished. And Afghanistan won the match. The Afghan star Zadran’s stormy innings confirmed Afghan’s victory!
Najibullah Zadran is an Afghan all-rounder and well-known for his destructive batting style. Once again, Ireland witnessed his destruction. He just dominated the Irish bowlers and claimed the victory from them.
At the Greater Noida Sports Complex Ground, earlier today, team Afghanistan faced Ireland in the 1st T20I earlier today. Team Ireland won the toss and decided to bat first. The openers of the Irish team did well. Paul Stirling and Kevin opened the innings for Afghanistan. They jointly added 63 runs in 5.5 overs. Paul scored the highest 670 runs in 41 balls. The other opener Kevin scored 35 runs so far. Out of the rest players, the captain Balbirnie and Harry Tector scored 29 runs each. In 20 overs, Ireland lost six wickets and scored 172 runs so far.
Due to the rain, the referee reduced the Afghan innings. In 15 overs, the team Afghanistan scored 133 runs losing five wickets. Najibullah Zadran played an amazing inning. He added 42 runs unbeaten in 21 balls. The player led the team to the victory. Using the D/L method, Afghanistan won the match by 11 runs. Zadran’s stormy innings confirmed Afghan’s victory!
Though Najibullah Zadran played a major role in the game, but the famous all-rounder Rashid Khan got the player of the match award. He has taken three wickets for the Afghan team. Now, the 2nd T20I between them will take place on 8th March 2020. The same venue of Greater Noida will be the host ground.