Rashid's all-round effort, Najibullah's fifty set up series decider in 4th T20I match of the series against Ireland.
The 4th T20I Match of The Afghanistan tour of Ireland, 2022 played yesterday at Civil Service Cricket Club, Belfast, in Afghanistan won over Ireland by 27 runs.
Ireland won the toss and elect to field first, Afghanistan batted first, and overs were reduced to 11 overs per side instead of 20 overs due to heavy rain, Afghanistan started the inning not very well, Najibullah Zadran played a very brilliant quick half-century inning of 50 runs with the help of 3 sixes and 4 boundaries in just 24 balls, Rashid Khan played a very brilliant unbeaten quick inning of 31 runs with the help of 3 sixes and 1 boundary in just 10 balls, Rahmanullah Gurbaz scored 24 runs with the help of 2 sixes and 3 boundaries in just 13 balls, apart from this, Hazratullah Zazai dismissed just for 6 runs, Mohammad Nabi 5 runs, Azmatullah Omarzai 4 runs, Ibrahim Zadran 1 run, and Sharafuddin Ashraf remains unbeaten without playing any ball, in this way, Afghanistan scored 132 runs after losing 6 wickets in stipulated 11 overs and set a target of 133 runs in front of Ireland.
Ireland's bowlers Gareth Delany took 3 wickets for 33 runs, Mark Adair, Barry McCarthy, and Fionn Hand got 1-1 wicket.
Ireland chasing 133 runs in the second inning the entire team was dismissed in the final ball of the over and they could manage just 105 runs. George Dockrell played an unbeaten inning of 41 runs with the help of 2 sixes and 4 boundaries in just 27 balls, Paul Stirling dismissed just for 20 runs in 9 balls, Andrew Balbirnie dismissed just for 15 runs in just 5 balls, Harry Tuctor 13 runs in 9 balls, apart from this, no any batsman could stay in crease and could handle the inning, Lorcan Tucker dismissed just for 4 runs, George Dockrell 3 runs, Barry McCarthy 1 run, 4 players dismissed without scoring, Mark Adair, Fionn Hand, Simi Singh, and Joshua Little dismissed without scoring, in this way wickets keep failed one after another and end of the result the entire team all-out just for 105 runs in the final ball of the inning and lost the match by 27 runs.
Afghanistani bowlers performed very brilliant bowling, Fareed Ahmad Malik took 3 wickets just for 14 runs in 2 overs, Rashid Khan took 2 wickets for 21 runs, Haveen-ul-Haq took 2 wickets for 25 runs in 2 overs, and Azmatullah Omarzai got 1 wicket for 25 runs.
Afghanistani all-rounder Rashid Khan was selected as the best player of the match, he performed very brilliant batting as well as also in bowling, played a very brilliant quick unbeaten inning of 31 runs with the help of 3 sixes and 1 boundary in just 10 balls, and also took 2 wickets for 21 runs.