Afghanistan

Afghanistan won by 7 wickets

Ireland
Match played at Rajiv Gandhi International Cricket Stadium, Dehradun, on 2019-03-19
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1st Innings
1st Innings
2nd Innings
2nd Innings
Batting
  • R
  • B
  • 4s
  • 6s
WTS Porterfield (c) lbw b Mohammad Nabi
  • 9
  • 26
  • 2
  • 0
PR Stirling c Ikram Ali Khil b Yamin Ahmadzai
  • 26
  • 30
  • 6
  • 0
A Balbirnie b Yamin Ahmadzai
  • 4
  • 7
  • 1
  • 0
JA McCollum b Rashid Khan
  • 4
  • 9
  • 1
  • 0
KJ O'Brien lbw b Mohammad Nabi
  • 12
  • 23
  • 2
  • 0
SW Poynter lbw b Rashid Khan
  • 0
  • 2
  • 0
  • 0
SR Thompson c Hashmatullah Shahidi b Mohammad Nabi
  • 3
  • 31
  • 0
  • 0
GH Dockrell c Ikram Ali Khil b Yamin Ahmadzai
  • 39
  • 100
  • 6
  • 0
AR McBrine b Waqar Salamkheil
  • 3
  • 26
  • 0
  • 0
J Cameron-Dow lbw b Waqar Salamkheil
  • 9
  • 31
  • 0
  • 0
TJ Murtagh not out
  • 54
  • 75
  • 4
  • 2
Extras (b 4, lb 5) 9
TOTAL (10 wickets; 60 overs) 172
Match Information
  • Afghanistan
  • 314 & 149/3 (47.5 ov)
  • Ireland
  • 172 & 288
  • Toss:
  • Ireland , elected to bat first
  • Umpires:
  • Richard Illingworth, Sundaram Ravi
  • TV Umpire:
  • Ahmed Shah Pakteen
  • Referee:
  • Javagal Srinath
Bowling
  • O
  • M
  • R
  • W
  • Yamin Ahmadzai
    • 3
    • 41
    • 2
    • 12
  • Wafadar Momand
    • 0
    • 31
    • 3
    • 8
  • Mohammad Nabi
    • 3
    • 36
    • 5
    • 14
  • Rashid Khan
    • 2
    • 20
    • 5
    • 12
  • Waqar Salamkheil
    • 2
    • 35
    • 4
    • 14
Fall of Wickets
1-37 (PR Stirling, 8.4 ov), 2-41 (WTS Porterfield, 9.4 ov), 3-41 (A Balbirnie, 10.5 ov), 4-55 (JA McCollum, 13.1 ov), 5-55 (SW Poynter, 13.3 ov), 6-59 (KJ O'Brien, 20.1 ov), 7-62 (SR Thompson, 22.1 ov), 8-69 (AR McBrine, 29.3 ov), 9-85 (J Cameron-Dow, 39.1 ov), 10-172 (GH Dockrell, 59.6 ov)
Commentary
  • 47.5 - FOUR! James Cameron-Dow to Hashmatullah Shahidi. Stock ball back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot pulling, well timed in the air under control past deep square leg for 4 runs. That's the moment, joy for Afghanistan! Amazing scenes in Dehradun.

    Afghanistan have created history by registering their first Test victory, beating Ireland by seven wickets in Dehradun. It looked like it could be a tricky target but Rahmat Shah and Ihsanullah calmed the nerves with a superb 139 run partnership. Rahmat was probably the difference between the two sides over the course of the match, his patient first innings 98 set things up as the hosts built a sizeable lead. Rashid Khan was another standout performer, bowling beautifully on the third day to claim a maiden Test five wicket haul. Ireland will reflect that they didn't score enough first innings runs, despite a swashbuckling fifty from number eleven Tim Murtagh. After winning the toss, 172 was a way below par total on a placid pitch and left them always fighting to stay in the game. Nonetheless, they did themselves proud and showed admirable improvement in the second dig. It's all about Afghanistan now though, back home they will be celebrating from Kabul to Kandahar after an amazing journey to get Test status. In Dehradun the party will go long into the night.

  • 47.4 - OUT! Run Out. James Cameron-Dow to Mohammad Nabi. Stock ball half volley, middle stump on the front foot sweeping, to fine leg for 1 run, fielded by Murtagh, by Poynter. What is going on? This is ridiculous. Nabi tries to steal a second but it never looked likely. Perhaps he wanted to keep the strike to try and hit the winning runs. Suicidal running in the end. Murtagh did well to fire in the throw but the fault lies entirely with Nabi.

  • 47.3 - OUT! Stumped. James Cameron-Dow to Rahmat Shah. Stock ball back of a length, outside off stump down the track Slog, missed to wicketkeeper, by Poynter. Rahmat Shah, what have you done? He's been batting so well but aims a filthy swipe to try and finish it and gets beaten by the turn. Poynter has ample time to remove the bails, a consolation wicket for Ireland. A rush of blood from the batsman.

  • 47.2 - James Cameron-Dow to Rahmat Shah. Stock length ball, middle stump on the front foot defending, to silly mid off for no runs, fielded by Cameron-Dow.

  • 47.1 - FOUR! James Cameron-Dow to Rahmat Shah. Stock ball back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot driving, well timed past deep extra cover for 4 runs. Crunched into a gap, Afghanistan are now within touching distance of the win.

  • 46.6 - Andrew Balbirnie to Ihsanullah. Off break length ball, outside off stump on the back foot working, to mid wicket for no runs, fielded by Dockrell.

  • 46.5 - Andrew Balbirnie to Ihsanullah. Off break length ball, outside off stump on the front foot defending, to silly mid on for no runs, fielded by Balbirnie.

  • 46.4 - FOUR! Andrew Balbirnie to Ihsanullah. Off break back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot cutting, well timed past deep backward point for 4 runs. Some turn and bounce on offer there but Ihsan did well to stand tall and get on top of it.

  • 46.3 - Andrew Balbirnie to Ihsanullah. Off break half volley, outside off stump on the front foot pushing, to mid off for no runs, fielded by Porterfield.

  • 46.2 - FOUR! Andrew Balbirnie to Ihsanullah. Off break back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot cutting, well timed past deep cover for 4 runs. Balbirnie is a part-time bowler at best, he's been brought on to tempt the batsmen into doing something silly. Ihsan sees it as an opportunity to hit some more boundaries.

  • 46.1 - Andrew Balbirnie to Ihsanullah. Off break half volley, outside off stump on the front foot driving, to cover for no runs, fielded by Murtagh.

  • 45.6 - James Cameron-Dow to Rahmat Shah. Stock length ball, outside off stump on the front foot defending, back to bowler for no runs, fielded by Cameron-Dow.

  • 45.5 - James Cameron-Dow to Rahmat Shah. Stock length ball, outside off stump on the front foot defending, to short extra cover for no runs, fielded by Cameron-Dow.

  • 45.4 - James Cameron-Dow to Ihsanullah. Stock ball half volley, to leg on the front foot working, to mid wicket for 1 run, fielded by O'Brien.

  • 45.3 - James Cameron-Dow to Rahmat Shah. Stock ball back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot cutting, to deep cover for 1 run, fielded by McBrine.

  • 45.2 - James Cameron-Dow to Rahmat Shah. Stock ball half volley, middle stump on the front foot defending, back to bowler for no runs, fielded by Cameron-Dow.

  • 45.1 - James Cameron-Dow to Ihsanullah. Stock ball back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot cutting, well timed to point for 1 run, run save by McCollum, fielded by Dockrell.

  • 44.6 - George Dockrell to Rahmat Shah. Stock length ball, to leg down the track driving, back to bowler for no runs, fielded by Dockrell.

  • 44.5 - George Dockrell to Rahmat Shah. Stock length ball, down leg side on the back foot defending, to short leg for no runs, fielded by McCollum.

  • 44.4 - George Dockrell to Ihsanullah. Stock ball full toss, down leg side on the front foot sweeping, to deep backward square leg for 1 run, fielded by McBrine.

  • 44.3 - APPEAL! George Dockrell to Ihsanullah. Stock length ball, down leg side on the front foot working, hit pad to short leg for no runs, by McCollum, appeal made for Caught. Hopeful appeal, Ireland clutching at straws now.

  • 44.2 - George Dockrell to Rahmat Shah. Stock ball back of a length, down leg side on the back foot working, to square leg for 1 run, fielded by McBrine.

  • 44.1 - George Dockrell to Rahmat Shah. Stock ball half volley, middle stump on the front foot driving, well timed to deep extra cover for 2 runs, fielded by Thompson.

  • 43.6 - James Cameron-Dow to Ihsanullah. Stock ball half volley, off stump on the front foot driving, back to bowler for no runs, fielded by Cameron-Dow.

  • 43.5 - James Cameron-Dow to Ihsanullah. Stock ball half volley, off stump on the front foot driving, to mid off for no runs, fielded by Porterfield.

  • 43.4 - James Cameron-Dow to Rahmat Shah. Stock ball back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot cutting, to deep cover for 1 run, fielded by McBrine.

  • 43.3 - James Cameron-Dow to Rahmat Shah. Stock ball back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot pushing, to cover for no runs, fielded by Dockrell.

  • 43.2 - James Cameron-Dow to Ihsanullah. Stock ball back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot pulling, to deep mid wicket for 1 run, fielded by O'Brien.

  • 43.1 - James Cameron-Dow to Ihsanullah. Stock length ball, outside off stump on the front foot defending, to silly mid on for no runs, fielded by Cameron-Dow.

  • 42.6 - George Dockrell to Rahmat Shah. Stock length ball, to leg down the track driving, back to bowler for no runs, fielded by Dockrell.

  • 42.5 - George Dockrell to Ihsanullah. Stock length ball, down leg side on the front foot sweeping, to deep backward square leg for 1 run, fielded by McBrine.

  • 42.4 - George Dockrell to Rahmat Shah. Stock length ball, to leg on the front foot driving, thick edge to third man for 3 runs, run save by Balbirnie.

  • 42.3 - George Dockrell to Rahmat Shah. Stock length ball, down leg side on the front foot, padded to short leg for no runs, fielded by McCollum.

  • 42.2 - George Dockrell to Rahmat Shah. Stock length ball, down leg side on the front foot defending, bat-pad back to bowler for no runs, fielded by Dockrell.

  • 42.1 - George Dockrell to Rahmat Shah. Stock length ball, down leg side down the track driving, back to bowler for no runs, fielded by Dockrell.

  • 41.6 - James Cameron-Dow to Rahmat Shah. Stock length ball, outside off stump on the front foot driving, to deep cover for 1 run, fielded by McBrine.

  • 41.5 - James Cameron-Dow to Rahmat Shah. Stock length ball, off stump on the front foot defending, to silly mid off for no runs, fielded by Cameron-Dow.

  • 41.4 - James Cameron-Dow to Rahmat Shah. Stock length ball, off stump on the front foot defending, to silly mid on for no runs, fielded by Cameron-Dow.

  • 41.3 - James Cameron-Dow to Rahmat Shah. Stock length ball, outside off stump on the front foot defending, to short extra cover for no runs, fielded by Dockrell.

  • 41.2 - James Cameron-Dow to Ihsanullah. Stock ball full toss, middle stump on the front foot flick, to deep mid wicket for 1 run, fielded by O'Brien.

  • 41.1 - James Cameron-Dow to Ihsanullah. Stock length ball, outside off stump on the back foot, bottom edge to second slip for no runs, fielded by Stirling.

  • 40.6 - George Dockrell to Rahmat Shah. Stock length ball, down leg side on the back foot defending, to short mid wicket for no runs, fielded by Cameron-Dow.

  • 40.5 - George Dockrell to Rahmat Shah. Stock ball half volley, down leg side on the front foot defending, back to bowler for no runs, fielded by Dockrell.

  • 40.5 - Wide George Dockrell to Rahmat Shah. Stock length ball, wide down leg side on the front foot, Left to wicketkeeper for 1 run, fielded by Poynter.

  • 40.4 - George Dockrell to Rahmat Shah. Stock length ball, down leg side on the front foot defending, to silly mid off for no runs, fielded by Dockrell.

  • 40.3 - George Dockrell to Ihsanullah. Stock length ball, down leg side on the front foot sweeping, to backward square leg for 1 run, fielded by Stirling.

  • 40.2 - George Dockrell to Ihsanullah. Stock length ball, down leg side on the front foot defending, hit pad to gully for no runs, fielded by Balbirnie.

  • 40.1 - George Dockrell to Ihsanullah. Stock length ball, down leg side on the front foot defending, to short extra cover for no runs, fielded by McBrine.

  • 39.6 - James Cameron-Dow to Ihsanullah. Stock ball full toss, off stump on the front foot flick, to deep mid wicket for 1 run, fielded by O'Brien. Fifty for Ihsanullah, a great effort by the debutant. He will be keen to remain not out at the end.

  • 39.5 - James Cameron-Dow to Ihsanullah. Stock length ball, outside off stump on the front foot defending, to silly mid off for no runs, fielded by Cameron-Dow.

  • 39.4 - James Cameron-Dow to Rahmat Shah. Stock length ball, off stump on the back foot defending, inside edge to backward square leg for 1 run, fielded by Poynter.

  • 39.3 - James Cameron-Dow to Rahmat Shah. Stock length ball, off stump on the front foot defending, to short extra cover for no runs, fielded by Dockrell.

  • 39.2 - James Cameron-Dow to Rahmat Shah. Stock ball full toss, down leg side on the front foot glancing, to fine leg for 2 runs, fielded by Murtagh.

  • 39.1 - James Cameron-Dow to Ihsanullah. Stock ball back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot cutting, to deep point for 1 run, fielded by McBrine.

  • 38.6 - George Dockrell to Rahmat Shah. Stock length ball, down leg side on the front foot defending, to silly point for no runs, fielded by Dockrell.

  • 38.5 - George Dockrell to Rahmat Shah. Stock length ball, down leg side down the track defending, to short extra cover for no runs, fielded by Murtagh.

  • 38.4 - George Dockrell to Rahmat Shah. Stock ball half volley, middle stump on the front foot driving, to extra cover for no runs, fielded by Murtagh.

  • 38.3 - FOUR! George Dockrell to Rahmat Shah. Stock ball back of a length, down leg side on the back foot pulling, well timed in the air under control past deep mid wicket for 4 runs. Walloped with disdain, that was only a fraction short and Rahmat was onto it swiftly.

  • 38.2 - George Dockrell to Rahmat Shah. Stock length ball, down leg side down the track pushing, thick edge to cover for no runs, fielded by Murtagh.

  • 38.1 - George Dockrell to Rahmat Shah. Stock length ball, down leg side on the front foot defending, to silly point for no runs, fielded by O'Brien.

  • 37.6 - FOUR! Andy McBrine to Ihsanullah. Off break back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot cutting, well timed past deep cover for 4 runs. McBrine can't afford to toss the ball up after being smacked for six and the batsman is well aware of this. Ihsan springs onto the back foot and smokes the ball with a horizontal blade. Afghanistan are charging towards victory.

  • 37.5 - Andy McBrine to Ihsanullah. Off break length ball, outside off stump on the front foot defending, back to bowler for no runs, fielded by McBrine.

  • 37.4 - SIX! Andy McBrine to Ihsanullah. Off break length ball, outside off stump down the track driving, well timed in the air under control over long on for 6 runs. This time the ball pings off the middle of the blade and Ihsan holds the pose as it soars into the stand. He is growing with confidence with every ball he faces.

  • 37.3 - Andy McBrine to Ihsanullah. Off break length ball, outside off stump on the front foot defending, to short extra cover for no runs, fielded by Cameron-Dow.

  • 37.2 - Andy McBrine to Ihsanullah. Off break back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot defending, to silly mid on for no runs, fielded by Porterfield.

  • 37.1 - FOUR! Andy McBrine to Ihsanullah. Off break length ball, outside off stump down the track driving, in the air under control past long on for 4 runs. Dragged over wide long on, the bat face turned in Ihsan's hands slightly as he made contact but he still cleared the man by a distance.

  • 36.6 - George Dockrell to Rahmat Shah. Stock length ball, to leg on the front foot pushing, to deep point for 2 runs, fielded by Murtagh.

  • 36.5 - George Dockrell to Rahmat Shah. Stock ball half volley, down leg side down the track working, to mid on for no runs, fielded by McBrine.

  • 36.4 - George Dockrell to Rahmat Shah. Stock length ball, down leg side on the front foot, padded to short leg for no runs, fielded by McCollum.

  • 36.3 - George Dockrell to Rahmat Shah. Stock length ball, down leg side on the front foot defending, to silly point for no runs, fielded by O'Brien.

  • 36.2 - FOUR! George Dockrell to Rahmat Shah. Stock ball half volley, down leg side down the track working, well timed past deep mid wicket for 4 runs. Another boundary, Ireland can't stem the flow to build any pressure at the moment. Rahmat has been very positive today and his footwork has been immaculate.

  • 36.1 - George Dockrell to Rahmat Shah. Stock length ball, down leg side on the front foot defending, to silly mid off for no runs, fielded by Dockrell.

  • 35.6 - Andy McBrine to Ihsanullah. Off break length ball, outside off stump on the front foot defending, to silly mid off for no runs, fielded by McBrine.

  • 35.5 - FOUR! Andy McBrine to Ihsanullah. Off break length ball, outside off stump down the track driving, well timed past deep extra cover for 4 runs. Ihsan charges down to turn this into a half volley meaning he can drive freely against the spin.

  • 35.4 - Andy McBrine to Ihsanullah. Off break back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot flick, to mid wicket for no runs.

  • 35.3 - Andy McBrine to Ihsanullah. Off break length ball, outside off stump on the front foot driving, missed to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Poynter.

  • 35.2 - Andy McBrine to Ihsanullah. Off break length ball, outside off stump down the track driving, back to bowler for no runs, fielded by McBrine.

  • 35.1 - Andy McBrine to Ihsanullah. Off break yorker, outside off stump on the front foot driving, thick edge to third slip for no runs, fielded by Balbirnie.

  • 34.6 - George Dockrell to Rahmat Shah. Stock length ball, down leg side on the front foot defending, to silly point for no runs, fielded by O'Brien.

  • 34.5 - George Dockrell to Rahmat Shah. Stock length ball, down leg side on the front foot, padded to leg slip for no runs, fielded by Poynter.

  • 34.4 - George Dockrell to Rahmat Shah. Stock length ball, down leg side on the front foot defending, to short leg for no runs, fielded by McCollum.

  • 34.3 - George Dockrell to Rahmat Shah. Stock length ball, down leg side on the front foot defending, hit pad to short leg for no runs, fielded by McCollum.

  • 34.2 - George Dockrell to Rahmat Shah. Stock length ball, down leg side on the front foot defending, to silly mid off for no runs, fielded by Dockrell.

  • 34.1 - FOUR! George Dockrell to Rahmat Shah. Stock ball half volley, down leg side on the front foot sweeping, well timed past fine leg for 4 runs. Expertly swept to the fence to take Rahmat Shah to a second half century in the match. What a few days he has had, he looks at home in this format.

  • 33.6 - Andy McBrine to Ihsanullah. Off break yorker, outside off stump on the front foot defending, to gully for no runs, fielded by Balbirnie.

  • 33.5 - Andy McBrine to Ihsanullah. Off break length ball, outside off stump on the front foot defending, back to bowler for no runs, fielded by McBrine.

  • 33.4 - Andy McBrine to Ihsanullah. Off break length ball, outside off stump on the front foot defending, to short extra cover for no runs, fielded by Cameron-Dow.

  • 33.3 - Andy McBrine to Ihsanullah. Off break length ball, outside off stump on the front foot pushing, to silly mid off for no runs, fielded by McBrine.

  • 33.2 - Andy McBrine to Ihsanullah. Off break length ball, off stump on the front foot defending, to short mid wicket for no runs, fielded by Dockrell.

  • 33.1 - Andy McBrine to Ihsanullah. Off break length ball, outside off stump on the front foot defending, to silly mid off for no runs, fielded by McBrine.

  • 32.6 - George Dockrell to Rahmat Shah. Stock ball back of a length, down leg side on the back foot pulling, hit pad to short leg for no runs, fielded by Poynter.

  • 32.5 - George Dockrell to Rahmat Shah. Stock length ball, down leg side on the front foot defending, to silly point for no runs, fielded by O'Brien.

  • 32.4 - George Dockrell to Rahmat Shah. Stock length ball, down leg side on the front foot defending, to short leg for no runs, fielded by McCollum.

  • 32.3 - George Dockrell to Rahmat Shah. Stock length ball, down leg side on the front foot defending, to short mid wicket for no runs, fielded by McBrine.

  • 32.2 - George Dockrell to Rahmat Shah. Stock length ball, down leg side on the front foot, padded to leg slip for no runs, fielded by Poynter.

  • 32.1 - George Dockrell to Rahmat Shah. Stock length ball, down leg side on the front foot defending, back to bowler for no runs, fielded by Dockrell.

  • 31.6 - Andy McBrine to Ihsanullah. Off break half volley, outside off stump on the front foot driving, back to bowler for no runs, fielded by McBrine.

    That first hour could hardly have gone any better for Afghanistan. Rahmat Shah has carried on where he left off in the first innings, unleashing a series of high quality strokes in between stoic defense. Ihsanullah has been patient company, leaving Ireland regretting a simple dropped catch earlier this morning. Just 69 more runs needed for the hosts to make history.

  • 31.5 - Andy McBrine to Ihsanullah. Off break length ball, outside off stump on the front foot pushing, to mid off for no runs, fielded by Murtagh.

  • 31.4 - Andy McBrine to Rahmat Shah. Off break length ball, outside off stump down the track working, to long on for 1 run, fielded by Thompson.

  • 31.3 - FOUR! Andy McBrine to Rahmat Shah. Off break length ball, outside off stump on the back foot cutting, well timed past deep cover for 4 runs. Nothing wrong with this delivery but Rahmat is so confident that he smashes it into the gap anyway. Fantastic batting.

  • 31.2 - Andy McBrine to Rahmat Shah. Off break length ball, outside off stump on the back foot defending, to silly mid off for no runs, fielded by McBrine.

  • 31.1 - Andy McBrine to Rahmat Shah. Off break length ball, outside off stump on the front foot defending, back to bowler for no runs, fielded by McBrine.

  • 30.6 - George Dockrell to Ihsanullah. Stock ball back of a length, down leg side on the back foot working, to short leg for no runs, fielded by McCollum.

  • 30.5 - George Dockrell to Ihsanullah. Stock length ball, down leg side on the front foot defending, back to bowler for no runs, fielded by Dockrell.

  • 30.4 - FOUR! George Dockrell to Ihsanullah. Stock length ball, down leg side on the front foot sweeping, well timed past deep square leg for 4 runs. Ihsan nails the sweep, he got down low and rolled his wrists masterfully. Afghanistan are almost halfway to the target.

  • 30.3 - George Dockrell to Ihsanullah. Stock length ball, down leg side on the front foot defending, to short leg for no runs, fielded by McCollum.

  • 30.2 - APPEAL! George Dockrell to Ihsanullah. Stock length ball, down leg side on the front foot defending, hit pad to first slip for no runs, fielded by Balbirnie, appeal made for L.B.W. Lots of excitement as Dockrell gets one to rip from the rough but it's pitched a long way outside leg.

  • 30.1 - George Dockrell to Ihsanullah. Stock ball yorker, down leg side on the front foot sweeping, Gloved to short leg for no runs, fielded by Poynter.

  • 29.6 - Andy McBrine to Rahmat Shah. Off break back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot working, to mid wicket for no runs, fielded by Stirling.

  • 29.5 - Andy McBrine to Rahmat Shah. Off break length ball, outside off stump on the front foot defending, to short extra cover for no runs, fielded by McBrine.

  • 29.4 - Andy McBrine to Rahmat Shah. Off break yorker, outside off stump on the front foot pushing, thick edge to third man for 2 runs, fielded by Balbirnie.

  • 29.3 - Andy McBrine to Rahmat Shah. Off break back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot cutting, well timed to deep point for 2 runs, fielded by Cameron-Dow.

  • 29.2 - Andy McBrine to Rahmat Shah. Off break length ball, outside off stump on the front foot defending, to short extra cover for no runs, fielded by Cameron-Dow.

  • 29.1 - Andy McBrine to Rahmat Shah. Off break length ball, outside off stump on the back foot defending, to short extra cover for no runs, fielded by Cameron-Dow.

  • 28.6 - George Dockrell to Ihsanullah. Stock length ball, down leg side on the front foot defending, to mid wicket for no runs, fielded by McBrine.

  • 28.5 - George Dockrell to Ihsanullah. Stock ball back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot cutting, to backward point for no runs, fielded by Murtagh.

  • 28.4 - FOUR! George Dockrell to Ihsanullah. Stock length ball, outside off stump down the track driving, well timed in the air under control past long on for 4 runs. Ihsan joins in the fun, skipping down and giving this a mighty thump over the top. These two are starting to expand their strokeplay, they want to get this match finished so the party can start.

  • 28.3 - George Dockrell to Ihsanullah. Stock length ball, outside off stump on the front foot defending, to point for no runs, fielded by Murtagh.

  • 28.2 - George Dockrell to Ihsanullah. Stock length ball, outside off stump on the front foot, Left to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Poynter.

  • 28.1 - George Dockrell to Ihsanullah. Stock length ball, outside off stump on the front foot defending, to extra cover for no runs, fielded by Thompson.

  • 27.6 - FOUR! Stuart Thompson to Rahmat Shah. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot driving, well timed past deep point for 4 runs. Another sublime stroke, this time he goes slightly squarer but the result is the same. Runs beginning to flow in Dehradun.

  • 27.5 - Stuart Thompson to Rahmat Shah. Back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot defending, to short extra cover for no runs, fielded by Balbirnie.

  • 27.4 - Stuart Thompson to Rahmat Shah. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot driving, to short extra cover for no runs, fielded by Balbirnie.

  • 27.3 - FOUR! Stuart Thompson to Rahmat Shah. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot driving, well timed past deep extra cover for 4 runs. That's a stroke of immense authority, driving on the up with contempt. Impeccable timing and placement, Rahmat is leading Afghanistan to glory.

  • 27.2 - Stuart Thompson to Rahmat Shah. Back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot defending, to short extra cover for no runs, fielded by Balbirnie.

  • 27.1 - Stuart Thompson to Ihsanullah. Back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot glancing, to fine leg for 1 run, fielded by Murtagh.

  • 26.6 - FOUR! George Dockrell to Rahmat Shah. Stock length ball, to leg down the track driving, well timed past long off for 4 runs. Lovely footwork and a sweet strike, Afghanistan are inching closer and closer to the target. Dockrell dived to try and take a spectacular return catch but it was past him in a flash.

  • 26.5 - George Dockrell to Rahmat Shah. Stock ball back of a length, down leg side on the back foot working, hit pad to leg gully for no runs, fielded by Stirling.

  • 26.4 - George Dockrell to Rahmat Shah. Stock length ball, down leg side on the front foot defending, to short extra cover for no runs, fielded by Thompson.

  • 26.3 - George Dockrell to Rahmat Shah. Stock length ball, down leg side on the front foot defending, to silly point for no runs, fielded by Poynter.

  • 26.2 - George Dockrell to Rahmat Shah. Stock length ball, down leg side on the front foot defending, to silly point for no runs, fielded by McCollum.

  • 26.1 - George Dockrell to Rahmat Shah. Stock length ball, down leg side on the front foot defending, to short leg for no runs, fielded by McCollum.

  • 25.6 - Tim Murtagh to Ihsanullah. Half volley, off stump on the front foot driving, back to bowler for no runs, fielded by Murtagh.

  • 25.5 - Tim Murtagh to Ihsanullah. Back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot defending, back to bowler for no runs, fielded by Murtagh.

  • 25.4 - Tim Murtagh to Ihsanullah. Length ball, off stump on the front foot defending, to silly mid on for no runs, fielded by McCollum.

  • 25.3 - Tim Murtagh to Ihsanullah. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot defending, to short extra cover for no runs, fielded by McBrine.

  • 25.2 - Tim Murtagh to Ihsanullah. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot defending, back to bowler for no runs, fielded by Murtagh.

  • 25.1 - Tim Murtagh to Ihsanullah. Length ball, off stump on the front foot defending, to short mid wicket for no runs, fielded by McCollum.

  • 24.6 - George Dockrell to Ihsanullah. Stock length ball, outside off stump on the front foot driving, to cover for 1 run, fielded by Murtagh.

  • 24.5 - George Dockrell to Ihsanullah. Stock length ball, outside off stump on the front foot defending, back to bowler for no runs, fielded by Dockrell.

  • 24.4 - George Dockrell to Ihsanullah. Stock length ball, off stump on the front foot defending, inside edge to short fine leg for no runs, fielded by Cameron-Dow.

  • 24.3 - George Dockrell to Ihsanullah. Stock length ball, middle stump on the front foot working, leading edge back to bowler for no runs, fielded by Dockrell.

  • 24.2 - George Dockrell to Ihsanullah. Stock length ball, outside off stump on the front foot defending, to cover for no runs, fielded by Thompson.

  • 24.1 - George Dockrell to Ihsanullah. Stock length ball, off stump on the front foot defending, thick edge to backward point for no runs, fielded by Murtagh.

  • 23.6 - Tim Murtagh to Rahmat Shah. Length ball, off stump on the front foot defending, to short mid wicket for no runs, fielded by McCollum.

  • 23.5 - FOUR! Tim Murtagh to Rahmat Shah. Back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot cutting, well timed past deep point for 4 runs. Murtagh hasn't quite been at his best this morning and Rahmat is keen to take advantage of anything loose. This is short and wide, easy pickings for a batsman of his quality.

  • 23.4 - Tim Murtagh to Rahmat Shah. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot defending, back to bowler for no runs, fielded by Murtagh.

  • 23.3 - Tim Murtagh to Rahmat Shah. Length ball, off stump on the front foot defending, to mid wicket for no runs, fielded by Cameron-Dow.

  • 23.2 - Tim Murtagh to Rahmat Shah. Back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot driving, to deep point for 2 runs, fielded by Balbirnie, fielded by Thompson.

  • 23.1 - Tim Murtagh to Rahmat Shah. Length ball, off stump on the front foot defending, back to bowler for no runs, fielded by Murtagh.

  • 22.6 - George Dockrell to Ihsanullah. Stock length ball, outside off stump on the front foot defending, back to bowler for no runs, fielded by Dockrell.

  • 22.5 - George Dockrell to Ihsanullah. Stock length ball, outside off stump on the front foot defending, to point for no runs, fielded by Murtagh.

  • 22.4 - George Dockrell to Ihsanullah. Stock length ball, off stump on the front foot defending, to silly mid on for no runs, fielded by Dockrell.

  • 22.3 - George Dockrell to Ihsanullah. Stock length ball, off stump on the front foot defending, back to bowler for no runs, fielded by Dockrell.

  • 22.2 - George Dockrell to Ihsanullah. Stock ball back of a length, middle stump on the back foot working, to deep mid wicket for 2 runs, fielded by McBrine. The pressure is released after 25 dot balls in a row.

  • 22.1 - George Dockrell to Ihsanullah. Stock length ball, middle stump on the front foot defending, to silly mid on for no runs, fielded by Dockrell.

  • 21.6 - Tim Murtagh to Rahmat Shah. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot driving, to backward point for no runs, run save by Balbirnie.

  • 21.5 - Tim Murtagh to Rahmat Shah. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot driving, to cover for no runs, fielded by Thompson.

  • 21.4 - Tim Murtagh to Rahmat Shah. Length ball, middle stump on the front foot working, to short mid wicket for no runs, fielded by McCollum.

  • 21.3 - Tim Murtagh to Rahmat Shah. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot driving, to mid off for no runs, fielded by Stirling.

  • 21.2 - Tim Murtagh to Rahmat Shah. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot pushing, to silly mid on for no runs, fielded by McCollum.

  • 21.1 - Tim Murtagh to Rahmat Shah. Length ball, off stump on the front foot working, to mid wicket for no runs, fielded by Cameron-Dow.

  • 20.6 - George Dockrell to Ihsanullah. Stock length ball, outside off stump on the front foot defending, to gully for no runs, fielded by Stirling.

  • 20.5 - George Dockrell to Ihsanullah. Stock length ball, to leg on the front foot defending, to silly mid off for no runs, fielded by Thompson.

  • 20.4 - George Dockrell to Ihsanullah. Stock ball half volley, outside off stump on the front foot driving, to cover for no runs, fielded by O'Brien.

  • 20.3 - George Dockrell to Ihsanullah. Stock length ball, outside off stump on the front foot defending, back to bowler for no runs, fielded by Dockrell.

  • 20.2 - George Dockrell to Ihsanullah. Stock length ball, middle stump on the front foot defending, to short leg for no runs, fielded by McCollum.

  • 20.1 - George Dockrell to Ihsanullah. Stock ball half volley, outside off stump on the front foot driving, to short extra cover for no runs, fielded by Thompson.

  • 19.6 - Tim Murtagh to Rahmat Shah. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot Steer, to backward point for no runs, fielded by Balbirnie.

  • 19.5 - Tim Murtagh to Rahmat Shah. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot defending, to silly mid on for no runs, fielded by McCollum.

  • 19.4 - Tim Murtagh to Rahmat Shah. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot defending, to short extra cover for no runs, fielded by McBrine.

  • 19.3 - Tim Murtagh to Rahmat Shah. Length ball, off stump on the front foot defending, to silly mid on for no runs, fielded by McCollum.

  • 19.2 - Tim Murtagh to Rahmat Shah. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot defending, to short extra cover for no runs, fielded by McBrine.

  • 19.1 - Tim Murtagh to Rahmat Shah. Length ball, middle stump on the front foot working, to mid wicket for no runs, fielded by Dockrell.

  • 18.6 - George Dockrell to Ihsanullah. Stock length ball, off stump on the front foot defending, back to bowler for no runs, fielded by Dockrell.

  • 18.5 - George Dockrell to Ihsanullah. Stock length ball, middle stump on the front foot defending, to short extra cover for no runs, fielded by Thompson.

  • 18.4 - George Dockrell to Ihsanullah. Stock length ball, off stump on the front foot driving, mis-timed in the air uncontrolled to short extra cover for no runs, dropped catch by Thompson. A simple chance goes begging, Dockrell looks away in disgust. Thompson is the guilty man, he barely got a hand on it in the end. Ihsanullah chipped it up tamely as he overstretched and it was an absolute dolly of a catch. That might just suck the life from Ireland.

  • 18.3 - George Dockrell to Ihsanullah. Stock length ball, off stump on the front foot defending, back to bowler for no runs, fielded by Dockrell.

  • 18.2 - George Dockrell to Ihsanullah. Stock length ball, off stump on the front foot defending, to silly mid off for no runs, fielded by Dockrell.

  • 18.1 - George Dockrell to Ihsanullah. Stock length ball, outside off stump on the front foot defending, to short extra cover for no runs, fielded by Thompson.

  • 17.6 - FOUR! Tim Murtagh to Rahmat Shah. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot Steer, well timed past deep backward point for 4 runs. Same again, teasing the fielder all the way to the rope and he can't quite keep it in play. Back to back boundaries, that's a big dent in the target.

  • 17.5 - FOUR! Tim Murtagh to Rahmat Shah. Back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot Steer, well timed past third man for 4 runs. A rare poor ball from Murtagh allows Rahmat to guide the ball to the vacant third man. That should settle any nerves.

  • 17.4 - Tim Murtagh to Rahmat Shah. Length ball, off stump on the front foot defending, to silly mid on for no runs, fielded by McCollum.

  • 17.3 - Tim Murtagh to Rahmat Shah. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot defending, to short extra cover for no runs, fielded by McBrine.

  • 17.2 - Tim Murtagh to Ihsanullah. Length ball, middle stump on the front foot working, to deep square leg for 1 run, fielded by O'Brien.

  • 17.1 - Tim Murtagh to Ihsanullah. Length ball, off stump on the front foot defending, back to bowler for no runs, fielded by Murtagh.

  • 16.6 - George Dockrell to Rahmat Shah. Stock length ball, outside off stump on the front foot pushing, to point for no runs, fielded by Murtagh.

  • 16.5 - George Dockrell to Rahmat Shah. Stock length ball, off stump on the front foot defending, to short extra cover for no runs, fielded by Thompson.

  • 16.4 - George Dockrell to Rahmat Shah. Stock length ball, outside off stump on the front foot defending, to short extra cover for no runs, fielded by Thompson.

  • 16.3 - George Dockrell to Rahmat Shah. Stock length ball, outside off stump on the front foot defending, to point for no runs, fielded by Murtagh.

  • 16.2 - George Dockrell to Rahmat Shah. Stock length ball, outside off stump on the front foot driving, to mid off for no runs, fielded by Porterfield.

  • 16.1 - George Dockrell to Ihsanullah. Stock length ball, down leg side on the front foot flick, to mid on for 1 run, fielded by McBrine.

  • 15.6 - Andy McBrine to Rahmat Shah. Off break back of a length, down leg side on the back foot pushing, to silly mid on for no runs, fielded by McBrine.

    We are all set for a thrilling conclusion to this Test match after an exciting day in Dehradun. Ireland had to battle hard with the bat, a century stand between Andrew Balbirnie and James McCollum gave them a chance of building a sizeable lead before Kevin O'Brien brought up a quality fifty. Rashid Khan then boosted Afghanistan's spirits by sparking a collapse on his way to a maiden Test five wicket haul. However, the balance shifted once more as the tourists compiled another frustrating tenth wicket stand, eventually setting the hosts 147 to win. The early loss of Mohammad Shahzad means Ireland will need another nine wickets for victory, while Afghanistan need another 118 runs. The climax will be fascinating to watch so join us tomorrow.

  • 15.5 - Andy McBrine to Rahmat Shah. Off break length ball, outside off stump down the track defending, to cover for no runs, fielded by Stirling.

  • 15.4 - Andy McBrine to Rahmat Shah. Off break length ball, outside off stump on the front foot defending, back to bowler for no runs, fielded by McBrine.

  • 15.3 - Andy McBrine to Rahmat Shah. Off break length ball, outside off stump down the track defending, back to bowler for no runs, fielded by McBrine.

  • 15.2 - Andy McBrine to Rahmat Shah. Off break length ball, outside off stump on the front foot defending, back to bowler for no runs, fielded by McBrine.

  • 15.1 - Andy McBrine to Rahmat Shah. Off break length ball, outside off stump on the back foot pushing, back to bowler for no runs, fielded by McBrine.

  • 14.6 - James Cameron-Dow to Rahmat Shah. Stock ball full toss, off stump on the front foot working, to deep mid wicket for 1 run, fielded by McBrine.

  • 14.5 - James Cameron-Dow to Rahmat Shah. Stock ball half volley, off stump on the front foot pushing, to short extra cover for no runs, fielded by McCollum.

  • 14.4 - James Cameron-Dow to Ihsanullah. Stock ball back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot driving, to deep cover for 1 run, fielded by O'Brien.

  • 14.3 - James Cameron-Dow to Ihsanullah. Stock ball back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot pulling, to mid on for no runs, fielded by Dockrell.

  • 14.2 - James Cameron-Dow to Ihsanullah. Stock ball full toss, middle stump on the front foot driving, back to bowler for no runs, fielded by Cameron-Dow.

  • 14.1 - James Cameron-Dow to Rahmat Shah. Stock ball short, outside off stump on the front foot driving, to deep cover for 1 run, fielded by O'Brien.

  • 13.6 - Andy McBrine to Ihsanullah. Off break length ball, outside off stump on the front foot defending, back to bowler for no runs, fielded by McBrine.

  • 13.5 - Andy McBrine to Rahmat Shah. Off break length ball, outside off stump down the track working, to long on for 1 run, fielded by Thompson.

  • 13.4 - FOUR! Andy McBrine to Rahmat Shah. Off break back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot pulling, well timed in the air under control past deep square leg for 4 runs. Too short and dispatched with aplomb, Afghanistan are starting to tick along now after a difficult start.

  • 13.3 - Andy McBrine to Rahmat Shah. Off break length ball, outside off stump down the track working, to silly mid on for no runs, fielded by Porterfield.

  • 13.2 - Andy McBrine to Rahmat Shah. Off break length ball, outside off stump on the back foot defending, back to bowler for no runs, fielded by McBrine.

  • 13.1 - Andy McBrine to Rahmat Shah. Off break length ball, outside off stump on the back foot working, to backward square leg for no runs, fielded by Dockrell.

  • 12.6 - George Dockrell to Ihsanullah. Stock length ball, outside off stump on the front foot defending, to silly point for no runs, fielded by McCollum.

  • 12.5 - FOUR! George Dockrell to Ihsanullah. Stock ball back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot cutting, well timed past deep point for 4 runs. The fancy footwork the previous delivery means Dockrell drags his length back and that allows Ihsan to unleash a vicious cut. Quality Test batting, manipulating the bowler.

  • 12.4 - SIX! George Dockrell to Ihsanullah. Stock length ball, outside off stump down the track flick, well timed in the air under control over long on for 6 runs. Fantastic stroke out of nowhere. Ihsanullah has been bogged down and barely played an aggressive shot, all of a sudden he skips down and wacks one over the top with a wristy flourish.

  • 12.3 - George Dockrell to Ihsanullah. Stock length ball, off stump on the front foot defending, to point for no runs, fielded by Cameron-Dow.

  • 12.2 - George Dockrell to Ihsanullah. Stock length ball, off stump on the front foot defending, to silly mid off for no runs, fielded by Dockrell.

  • 12.1 - George Dockrell to Ihsanullah. Stock ball half volley, middle stump on the front foot working, back to bowler for no runs, fielded by Dockrell.

  • 11.6 - APPEAL! Andy McBrine to Rahmat Shah. Off break length ball, outside off stump on the front foot defending, hit pad to short leg for no runs, by McCollum, appeal made for Caught. Loud appeal from the fielders but the bowler knows it just ballooned up off the pad. Encouraging signs for McBrine.

  • 11.5 - Andy McBrine to Rahmat Shah. Off break length ball, outside off stump down the track flick, to short leg for no runs, run save by McCollum.

  • 11.4 - Andy McBrine to Rahmat Shah. Off break length ball, outside off stump on the back foot defending, back to bowler for no runs, fielded by McBrine.

  • 11.3 - Andy McBrine to Rahmat Shah. Off break length ball, outside off stump down the track defending, back to bowler for no runs, fielded by McBrine.

  • 11.2 - Andy McBrine to Rahmat Shah. Off break length ball, outside off stump on the front foot defending, back to bowler for no runs, fielded by McBrine.

  • 11.1 - Andy McBrine to Ihsanullah. Off break length ball, outside off stump on the front foot defending, inside edge to square leg for 1 run, fielded by Stirling.

  • 10.6 - FOUR! George Dockrell to Rahmat Shah. Stock ball back of a length, off stump on the back foot pulling, well timed in the air under control past deep mid wicket for 4 runs. This is probably the first loose delivery Ireland have bowled this evening and Rahmat ruthlessly hammers it for four.

  • 10.5 - George Dockrell to Ihsanullah. Stock ball back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot driving, to deep cover for 1 run, fielded by O'Brien.

  • 10.4 - George Dockrell to Ihsanullah. Stock length ball, outside off stump on the front foot defending, to silly mid off for no runs, fielded by Dockrell.

  • 10.3 - George Dockrell to Ihsanullah. Stock length ball, outside off stump on the back foot cutting, missed to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Poynter.

  • 10.2 - George Dockrell to Ihsanullah. Stock length ball, outside off stump on the front foot defending, to short extra cover for no runs, fielded by Thompson.

  • 10.1 - George Dockrell to Ihsanullah. Stock length ball, outside off stump on the front foot defending, to cover for no runs, fielded by Thompson.

  • 9.6 - Andy McBrine to Rahmat Shah. Off break length ball, off stump on the front foot working, to backward square leg for no runs, fielded by Dockrell.

  • 9.5 - Andy McBrine to Rahmat Shah. Off break length ball, outside off stump down the track defending, to silly mid on for no runs, fielded by Porterfield.

  • 9.4 - OUT! Caught. Andy McBrine to Mohammad Shahzad. Off break length ball, off stump on the front foot glancing, inside edge to wicketkeeper, by Poynter. Strangled down the legside, superbly taken by Poynter as he will have been unsighted for a moment by the large frame of Shahzad. The pressure has finally resulted in a wicket for Ireland, that will cause a few more nerves in the Afghanistan dressing room. Shahzad was strangely subdued in that innings, trying to be mature but it hasn't worked.

  • 9.3 - Andy McBrine to Ihsanullah. Off break back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot flick, to deep mid wicket for 1 run, fielded by O'Brien.

  • 9.2 - Andy McBrine to Ihsanullah. Off break length ball, outside off stump on the back foot defending, to short mid wicket for no runs, fielded by Stirling.

  • 9.1 - Andy McBrine to Ihsanullah. Off break length ball, off stump on the front foot glancing, to short fine leg for no runs, fielded by Dockrell.

  • 8.6 - George Dockrell to Mohammad Shahzad. Stock length ball, outside off stump on the front foot pushing, to short extra cover for no runs, fielded by Thompson.

  • 8.5 - George Dockrell to Mohammad Shahzad. Stock length ball, off stump on the front foot defending, back to bowler for no runs, fielded by Dockrell.

  • 8.4 - George Dockrell to Mohammad Shahzad. Stock length ball, middle stump on the back foot working, to mid wicket for no runs, fielded by Dockrell.

  • 8.3 - George Dockrell to Mohammad Shahzad. Stock length ball, outside off stump on the front foot defending, to short extra cover for no runs, fielded by Thompson.

  • 8.2 - George Dockrell to Mohammad Shahzad. Stock length ball, outside off stump on the front foot defending, thick edge to backward point for no runs, fielded by Stirling.

  • 8.1 - George Dockrell to Mohammad Shahzad. Stock length ball, middle stump on the front foot defending, to short mid wicket for no runs, fielded by Dockrell.

  • 7.6 - Andy McBrine to Ihsanullah. Off break length ball, outside off stump on the front foot defending, back to bowler for no runs, fielded by McBrine.

    The resolute blocking continues, Afghanistan are clearly not in a hurry to reach the target.

  • 7.5 - Andy McBrine to Ihsanullah. Off break length ball, outside off stump on the front foot defending, back to bowler for no runs, fielded by McBrine.

  • 7.4 - Andy McBrine to Ihsanullah. Off break length ball, outside off stump on the front foot defending, to cover for no runs, fielded by Dockrell.

  • 7.3 - Andy McBrine to Ihsanullah. Off break length ball, outside off stump on the front foot defending, back to bowler for no runs, fielded by McBrine.

  • 7.2 - Andy McBrine to Ihsanullah. Off break length ball, outside off stump on the front foot working, to mid on for no runs, fielded by Porterfield.

  • 7.1 - Andy McBrine to Ihsanullah. Off break length ball, outside off stump on the front foot defending, back to bowler for no runs, fielded by McBrine.

  • 6.6 - George Dockrell to Mohammad Shahzad. Stock ball half volley, outside off stump on the front foot driving, to short extra cover for no runs, fielded by Thompson.

  • 6.5 - George Dockrell to Mohammad Shahzad. Stock length ball, outside off stump on the back foot pushing, to silly mid off for no runs, fielded by Dockrell.

  • 6.4 - George Dockrell to Mohammad Shahzad. Stock length ball, outside off stump on the back foot pushing, to silly mid off for no runs, fielded by Dockrell.

  • 6.3 - George Dockrell to Mohammad Shahzad. Stock length ball, outside off stump on the front foot pushing, to short extra cover for no runs, fielded by Thompson.

  • 6.2 - George Dockrell to Mohammad Shahzad. Stock length ball, middle stump on the front foot defending, thick edge to third man for 2 runs.

  • 6.1 - George Dockrell to Ihsanullah. Stock ball back of a length, middle stump on the back foot working, to mid on for 1 run, fielded by McBrine.

  • 5.6 - Andy McBrine to Mohammad Shahzad. Off break length ball, middle stump on the front foot defending, to silly mid on for no runs, fielded by Stirling.

  • 5.5 - Andy McBrine to Mohammad Shahzad. Off break length ball, outside off stump on the front foot defending, to silly mid on for no runs, fielded by McBrine.

  • 5.4 - Andy McBrine to Mohammad Shahzad. Off break length ball, outside off stump on the front foot defending, to silly mid on for no runs, fielded by McBrine.

  • 5.3 - Andy McBrine to Mohammad Shahzad. Off break length ball, outside off stump on the back foot cutting, to point for no runs, fielded by Dockrell.

  • 5.2 - Andy McBrine to Mohammad Shahzad. Off break half volley, outside off stump on the front foot defending, back to bowler for no runs, fielded by McBrine.

  • 5.1 - Andy McBrine to Mohammad Shahzad. Off break length ball, outside off stump on the front foot defending, back to bowler for no runs, fielded by McBrine.

  • 4.6 - George Dockrell to Ihsanullah. Stock length ball, middle stump on the front foot working, to mid on for no runs, fielded by McBrine.

  • 4.5 - George Dockrell to Ihsanullah. Stock length ball, outside off stump on the front foot defending, to short extra cover for no runs, fielded by Thompson.

  • 4.4 - George Dockrell to Ihsanullah. Arm length ball, off stump on the front foot defending, to silly mid off for no runs, fielded by Dockrell.

  • 4.3 - George Dockrell to Ihsanullah. Stock length ball, outside off stump down the track driving, to mid on for no runs, fielded by McBrine.

  • 4.2 - George Dockrell to Ihsanullah. Stock length ball, middle stump on the front foot defending, back to bowler for no runs, fielded by Dockrell.

  • 4.1 - George Dockrell to Ihsanullah. Stock length ball, off stump on the front foot defending, to silly mid off for no runs, fielded by Dockrell.

  • 3.6 - Andy McBrine to Mohammad Shahzad. Off break length ball, outside off stump on the front foot defending, to short mid wicket for no runs, fielded by Stirling.

    Ireland building pressure at the start of the fourth innings with both spinners keeping it tight. Shahzad looks like he wants to play a big shot but he is resisting at the moment.

  • 3.5 - Andy McBrine to Mohammad Shahzad. Off break length ball, outside off stump on the front foot pushing, to point for no runs, fielded by Cameron-Dow.

  • 3.4 - Andy McBrine to Mohammad Shahzad. Off break half volley, outside off stump on the front foot defending, to silly mid on for no runs, fielded by Stirling.

  • 3.3 - Andy McBrine to Mohammad Shahzad. Off break back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot pushing, back to bowler for no runs, fielded by McBrine.

  • 3.2 - Andy McBrine to Mohammad Shahzad. Off break back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot pushing, to silly mid on for no runs, fielded by McBrine.

  • 3.1 - Andy McBrine to Mohammad Shahzad. Off break length ball, outside off stump on the front foot driving, inside edge to short mid wicket for no runs, fielded by Stirling.

  • 2.6 - George Dockrell to Ihsanullah. Stock length ball, outside off stump on the front foot defending, back to bowler for no runs, fielded by Dockrell.

  • 2.5 - George Dockrell to Ihsanullah. Stock length ball, outside off stump on the front foot defending, to short extra cover for no runs, fielded by Thompson.

  • 2.4 - George Dockrell to Ihsanullah. Stock length ball, off stump on the front foot defending, to silly mid off for no runs, fielded by Dockrell.

  • 2.3 - George Dockrell to Ihsanullah. Stock length ball, outside off stump on the front foot driving, missed to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Poynter.

  • 2.2 - George Dockrell to Ihsanullah. Stock length ball, outside off stump on the back foot pushing, to short extra cover for no runs, fielded by Thompson.

  • 2.1 - George Dockrell to Ihsanullah. Stock ball half volley, outside off stump on the front foot driving, to mid off for no runs, fielded by Porterfield.

  • 1.6 - Andy McBrine to Mohammad Shahzad. Off break length ball, outside off stump on the back foot glancing, to short fine leg for no runs, fielded by Cameron-Dow.

  • 1.5 - Andy McBrine to Mohammad Shahzad. Off break length ball, outside off stump on the front foot defending, to silly mid on for no runs, fielded by Stirling.

  • 1.4 - Andy McBrine to Mohammad Shahzad. Off break length ball, off stump on the front foot defending, back to bowler for no runs, fielded by McBrine.

  • 1.3 - Andy McBrine to Mohammad Shahzad. Off break length ball, outside off stump on the back foot defending, to short mid wicket for no runs, fielded by Stirling.

  • 1.2 - Andy McBrine to Ihsanullah. Off break length ball, outside off stump on the back foot working, to deep mid wicket for 1 run, fielded by O'Brien.

  • 1.1 - Andy McBrine to Ihsanullah. Off break back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot working, to mid wicket for no runs, fielded by Thompson.

  • 0.6 - George Dockrell to Mohammad Shahzad. Stock length ball, off stump on the front foot defending, inside edge to backward square leg for no runs, fielded by Murtagh.

  • 0.5 - George Dockrell to Mohammad Shahzad. Stock length ball, down leg side on the front foot sweeping, Play and Miss (Leg Side) to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Poynter.

  • 0.4 - George Dockrell to Mohammad Shahzad. Stock length ball, outside off stump on the front foot pushing, to cover for no runs, fielded by Thompson.

  • 0.3 - George Dockrell to Mohammad Shahzad. Stock length ball, outside off stump on the back foot defending, to silly mid off for no runs, fielded by Dockrell.

  • 0.2 - George Dockrell to Mohammad Shahzad. Stock length ball, off stump on the front foot defending, to short extra cover for no runs, fielded by Dockrell.

  • 0.1 - NEW BALL. George Dockrell to Mohammad Shahzad. Stock length ball, outside off stump down the track driving, to extra cover for no runs, fielded by Thompson.

  • 92.6 - OUT! Caught. Yamin Ahmadzai to Tim Murtagh. Short, down leg side on the back foot pulling, top edge in the air uncontrolled to deep mid wicket, by Zurmatai. One shot too many from Murtagh and he's got to go. It was short and he couldn't resist a big swipe, it ballooned up for a simple catch in the deep.

    Afghanistan will require 147 runs for their first ever Test victory. It could have been much better for the hosts but another eleventh wicket partnership frustrated them after Rashid Khan had picked up a five wicket haul. Ireland battled hard with the bat, now they will have to be at their absolute best with the ball to put pressure on the hosts.

  • 92.5 - FOUR! Yamin Ahmadzai to Tim Murtagh. Back of a length, down leg side on the back foot pulling, well timed past deep mid wicket for 4 runs. Bludgeoned through mid wicket, Murtagh has timed the ball as well as anyone we have seen in this Test match.

  • 92.4 - Yamin Ahmadzai to Tim Murtagh. Half volley, outside off stump no foot movement driving, missed to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Khail.

  • 92.3 - Yamin Ahmadzai to James Cameron-Dow. Short, down leg side on the back foot dropped, to short extra cover for 1 run, shy attempt by Khan.

  • 92.2 - Yamin Ahmadzai to James Cameron-Dow. Back of a length, down leg side on the back foot defending, to short extra cover for no runs, fielded by Khan.

  • 92.1 - Yamin Ahmadzai to James Cameron-Dow. Back of a length, middle stump on the back foot Steer, to backward point for no runs, fielded by Shahidi.

  • 91.6 - Rashid Khan to Tim Murtagh. Googly length ball, outside off stump on the front foot driving, missed to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Khail.

  • 91.5 - Rashid Khan to James Cameron-Dow. Leg spinner length ball, outside off stump on the back foot working, to deep mid wicket for 1 run, fielded by Momand.

  • 91.4 - Rashid Khan to James Cameron-Dow. Leg spinner back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot working, to short leg for no runs, fielded by Shahidi.

  • 91.3 - Rashid Khan to Tim Murtagh. Leg spinner length ball, outside off stump on the front foot flick, to backward square leg for 1 run, fielded by Mohammadi.

  • 91.2 - Rashid Khan to James Cameron-Dow. Leg spinner half volley, outside off stump on the front foot driving, to deep point for 1 run, fielded by Salamkheil.

  • 91.1 - Rashid Khan to James Cameron-Dow. Leg spinner length ball, outside off stump on the front foot pushing, inside edge to gully for no runs, fielded by Janat.

  • 90.6 - Yamin Ahmadzai to James Cameron-Dow. Back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot working, to deep backward square leg for 1 run, fielded by Salamkheil.

  • 90.5 - Yamin Ahmadzai to Tim Murtagh. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot driving, to long off for 1 run, fielded by Afghan.

  • 90.4 - Yamin Ahmadzai to Tim Murtagh. Slower length ball, outside off stump on the front foot defending, back to bowler for no runs, fielded by Ahmadzai.

  • 90.3 - FOUR! Yamin Ahmadzai to Tim Murtagh. Back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot pulling, top edge in the air uncontrolled past third man for 4 runs. Back to back boundaries, this one was a bit fortunate so Murtagh gives the bowler a wry smile. Afghanistan will be starting to get a bit worried as the lead continues to grow.

  • 90.2 - FOUR! Yamin Ahmadzai to Tim Murtagh. Length ball, middle stump on the front foot driving, well timed past long off for 4 runs. Stand and deliver, Murtagh admires the stroke as it rockets to the fence. Clean striking from the number eleven.

  • 90.1 - Yamin Ahmadzai to Tim Murtagh. Yorker, to leg on the front foot driving, to short extra cover for no runs, fielded by Nabi.

  • 89.6 - Waqar Salamkheil to Tim Murtagh. Left-Arm Leg Spin length ball, outside off stump on the back foot working, to long on for 1 run, fielded by Nabi.

  • 89.5 - Waqar Salamkheil to James Cameron-Dow. Left-Arm Leg Spin length ball, off stump on the back foot working, to short fine leg for 1 run, fielded by Shahidi.

  • 89.4 - FOUR! Waqar Salamkheil to James Cameron-Dow. Left-Arm Leg Spin length ball, to leg on the front foot sweeping, top edge in the air uncontrolled past fine leg for 4 runs. There is a full length dive from the man at short fine leg to try and take the catch but it just evades him and zips away to the boundary. Ireland's last wicket is adding valuable runs for the second time in the match.

  • 89.3 - Waqar Salamkheil to Tim Murtagh. Left-Arm Leg Spin half volley, outside off stump on the front foot flick, to deep square leg for 1 run, fielded by Momand.

  • 89.2 - Waqar Salamkheil to Tim Murtagh. Left-Arm Leg Spin length ball, outside off stump on the front foot defending, to short leg for no runs, fielded by Khail.

  • 89.1 - FOUR! Waqar Salamkheil to Tim Murtagh. Left-Arm Leg Spin half volley, outside off stump on the front foot driving, outside edge past third man for 4 runs. Inexplicably there is no slip in place, this would have been the simplest of catches for a fielder there.

  • 88.6 - Rashid Khan to James Cameron-Dow. Googly length ball, down leg side on the front foot working, to mid wicket for no runs, fielded by Salamkheil.

  • 88.5 - Rashid Khan to James Cameron-Dow. Leg spinner length ball, middle stump on the back foot working, to short leg for no runs, fielded by Shahidi.

  • 88.4 - Rashid Khan to James Cameron-Dow. Leg spinner length ball, to leg on the back foot working, to mid wicket for no runs, fielded by Salamkheil.

  • 88.3 - FOUR! Rashid Khan to James Cameron-Dow. Leg spinner back of a length, to leg on the back foot pulling, well timed in the air under control past deep square leg for 4 runs. Dragged down and punished with a cross-batted wallop. This partnership is beginning to frustrate Afghanistan, the lead is creeping towards an awkward amount.

  • 88.2 - Rashid Khan to James Cameron-Dow. Googly length ball, to leg on the front foot defending, to mid off for no runs, fielded by Mohammadi.

  • 88.1 - Rashid Khan to James Cameron-Dow. Leg spinner length ball, middle stump on the back foot defending, to mid off for no runs, fielded by Mohammadi.

  • 87.6 - Mohammad Nabi to Tim Murtagh. Off break length ball, outside off stump on the front foot pushing, well timed to long on for 2 runs, fielded by Ahmadzai.

  • 87.5 - Mohammad Nabi to Tim Murtagh. Off break length ball, outside off stump on the front foot defending, thick edge to backward point for no runs, fielded by Zurmatai.

  • 87.4 - Mohammad Nabi to James Cameron-Dow. Off break length ball, outside off stump on the front foot Steer, to short third man for 1 run, fielded by Zurmatai.

  • 87.3 - Mohammad Nabi to Tim Murtagh. Off break length ball, off stump on the front foot working, to backward square leg for 1 run, fielded by Khail.

  • 87.2 - Mohammad Nabi to Tim Murtagh. Off break length ball, outside off stump on the front foot defending, to short extra cover for no runs, fielded by Nabi.

  • 87.1 - Mohammad Nabi to Tim Murtagh. Off break length ball, to leg on the front foot glancing, Play and Miss (Leg Side) to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Khail.

  • 86.6 - Rashid Khan to Tim Murtagh. Leg spinner length ball, outside off stump on the front foot driving, to mid on for 1 run, fielded by Ahmadzai.

  • 86.5 - Rashid Khan to James Cameron-Dow. Leg spinner half volley, outside off stump on the front foot driving, to mid on for 1 run, fielded by Ahmadzai.

  • 86.4 - Rashid Khan to Tim Murtagh. Leg spinner length ball, outside off stump on the front foot defending, thick edge to backward point for 1 run, shy attempt by Momand.

  • 86.3 - Rashid Khan to James Cameron-Dow. Leg spinner length ball, outside off stump on the back foot pushing, to mid off for 1 run, fielded by Mohammadi.

  • 86.2 - FOUR! Rashid Khan to James Cameron-Dow. Googly half volley, down leg side on the front foot sweeping, well timed past fine leg for 4 runs. Easy pickings, it looked like that delivery slipped from Rashid's hand allowing Cameron-Dow to unfurl a paddle sweep.

  • 86.1 - Rashid Khan to James Cameron-Dow. Googly length ball, middle stump on the front foot defending, missed to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Khail.

  • 85.6 - Mohammad Nabi to Tim Murtagh. Off break length ball, outside off stump on the front foot defending, to short extra cover for no runs, fielded by Nabi.

  • 85.5 - Mohammad Nabi to Tim Murtagh. Off break back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot pushing, to cover for no runs, fielded by Afghan.

  • 85.4 - Mohammad Nabi to James Cameron-Dow. Off break length ball, outside off stump on the back foot Late Cut, to backward point for 1 run, fielded by Zurmatai.

  • 85.3 - Mohammad Nabi to Tim Murtagh. Off break back of a length, off stump on the back foot working, to short fine leg for 1 run, fielded by Shahidi.

  • 85.2 - Mohammad Nabi to James Cameron-Dow. Off break back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot working, to mid on for 1 run, fielded by Ahmadzai.

  • 85.1 - Mohammad Nabi to James Cameron-Dow. Off break length ball, down leg side on the front foot glancing, Play and Miss (Leg Side) to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Khail.

  • 84.6 - Rashid Khan to James Cameron-Dow. Leg spinner back of a length, middle stump on the back foot working, to deep mid wicket for 1 run, fielded by Zurmatai.

  • 84.5 - Rashid Khan to Tim Murtagh. Leg spinner back of a length, off stump on the back foot pulling, to mid on for 1 run, fielded by Ahmadzai.

  • 84.4 - Rashid Khan to Tim Murtagh. Leg spinner length ball, off stump on the back foot defending, to point for no runs, fielded by Momand.

  • 84.3 - Rashid Khan to Tim Murtagh. Googly length ball, off stump on the back foot, Left to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Khail.

  • 84.2 - Rashid Khan to Tim Murtagh. Googly length ball, middle stump on the front foot defending, missed to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Khail.

  • 84.1 - Rashid Khan to Tim Murtagh. Googly length ball, to leg on the front foot defending, missed to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Khail.

  • 83.6 - FOUR! Waqar Salamkheil to James Cameron-Dow. Left-Arm Leg Spin back of a length, off stump on the back foot pulling, well timed in the air under control past deep mid wicket for 4 runs. That's a much more convincing stroke, smashing the ball with immense power and almost clearing the rope.

  • 83.5 - Waqar Salamkheil to James Cameron-Dow. Left-Arm Leg Spin length ball, outside off stump on the front foot defending, to point for no runs, fielded by Zurmatai.

  • 83.4 - Waqar Salamkheil to James Cameron-Dow. Left-Arm Leg Spin length ball, outside off stump on the front foot defending, missed to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Khail.

  • 83.3 - Waqar Salamkheil to James Cameron-Dow. Left-Arm Leg Spin length ball, off stump on the back foot defending, back to bowler for no runs, fielded by Salamkheil.

  • 83.2 - FOUR! Waqar Salamkheil to James Cameron-Dow. Googly back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot pulling, bottom edge past fine leg for 4 runs. That's not exactly what Cameron-Dow was intending but at this stage Ireland will take the runs however they come.

  • 83.1 - Waqar Salamkheil to James Cameron-Dow. Left-Arm Leg Spin yorker, off stump on the front foot driving, back to bowler for no runs, fielded by Salamkheil.

  • 82.6 - Rashid Khan to Tim Murtagh. Leg spinner length ball, outside off stump on the back foot defending, back to bowler for no runs, fielded by Khan.

  • 82.5 - Rashid Khan to Tim Murtagh. Leg spinner back of a length, down leg side on the back foot working, Play and Miss (Leg Side) to leg slip for no runs, fielded by Khail, fielded by Nabi.

  • 82.4 - Rashid Khan to Tim Murtagh. Googly length ball, outside off stump no foot movement Steer, outside edge to first slip for no runs, fielded by Janat.

  • 82.3 - OUT! Stumped. Rashid Khan to Andy McBrine. Googly length ball, off stump on the front foot sweeping, missed to wicketkeeper, by Khail. Confident appeal, the square leg umpire sends it upstairs but Afghanistan are already celebrating. McBrine dragged his foot forward and failed to get it back in time, Ikram had the bails off in the blink of an eye. The young wicketkeeper has been flawless with the gloves and now his first Test stumping gives Rashid Khan a maiden Test five wicket haul.

  • 82.2 - Rashid Khan to Andy McBrine. Leg spinner length ball, off stump on the front foot defending, inside edge to short leg for no runs, fielded by Shahidi.

  • 82.1 - Rashid Khan to Andy McBrine. Leg spinner length ball, middle stump on the front foot defending, back to bowler for no runs, fielded by Khan.

  • 81.6 - Waqar Salamkheil to James Cameron-Dow. Left-Arm Leg Spin back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot driving, to short extra cover for no runs, fielded by Khan.

  • 81.5 - Waqar Salamkheil to James Cameron-Dow. Left-Arm Leg Spin half volley, outside off stump on the front foot pushing, back to bowler for no runs, fielded by Salamkheil.

  • 81.4 - Waqar Salamkheil to James Cameron-Dow. Left-Arm Leg Spin length ball, outside off stump on the front foot defending, to short extra cover for no runs, fielded by Khan.

  • 81.3 - Waqar Salamkheil to James Cameron-Dow. Left-Arm Leg Spin length ball, outside off stump on the front foot defending, back to bowler for no runs, fielded by Salamkheil.

  • 81.2 - Waqar Salamkheil to James Cameron-Dow. Left-Arm Leg Spin length ball, outside off stump on the back foot defending, missed to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Khail.

  • 81.1 - Waqar Salamkheil to James Cameron-Dow. Left-Arm Leg Spin half volley, outside off stump on the front foot pushing, to point for no runs, fielded by Nabi.

  • 80.6 - Rashid Khan to Andy McBrine. Googly length ball, outside off stump on the back foot defending, to gully for no runs, fielded by Nabi.

  • 80.5 - Rashid Khan to Andy McBrine. Leg spinner length ball, outside off stump on the front foot defending, to short extra cover for no runs, fielded by Mohammadi.

  • 80.4 - Rashid Khan to James Cameron-Dow. Leg spinner back of a length, middle stump on the back foot working, to square leg for 1 run, fielded by Salamkheil.

  • 80.3 - Rashid Khan to James Cameron-Dow. Googly length ball, to leg on the back foot defending, missed to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Khail.

  • 80.2 - OUT! L.B.W. Rashid Khan to Kevin O'Brien. Leg spinner length ball, middle stump on the back foot working, hit pad to. Up goes the finger, O'Brien is distraught because he knows that might be the end of Ireland's hopes in this match. This is very similar to the way Dockrell was dismissed, looking to clip the ball square when straight back up the pitch would have been the better option. This time there is no doubt at all about the decision, the ball would've smashed leg stump flush.

  • 80.1 - FOUR! Rashid Khan to Kevin O'Brien. Googly length ball, off stump on the front foot defending, inside edge past fine leg for 4 runs. Streaky runs, O'Brien has been lining Rashid up pretty well but he was bamboozled by this wrong'un.

  • 79.6 - FOUR! Waqar Salamkheil to Andy McBrine. Left-Arm Leg Spin length ball, down leg side on the front foot sweeping, past fine leg for 4 runs. Paddled extremely fine, McBrine off the mark with a useful boundary.

  • 79.5 - Waqar Salamkheil to Andy McBrine. Left-Arm Leg Spin half volley, outside off stump on the front foot pushing, to short extra cover for no runs, fielded by Khan.

  • 79.4 - APPEAL! Waqar Salamkheil to Andy McBrine. Googly length ball, outside off stump on the front foot defending, hit pad to silly point for no runs, fielded by Shahidi, appeal made for L.B.W. This is a much better appeal, McBrine possibly got his front pad just outside off at the moment of impact.

  • 79.3 - Waqar Salamkheil to Andy McBrine. Googly length ball, outside off stump on the front foot defending, to short leg for no runs, fielded by Shahidi.

  • 79.2 - Waqar Salamkheil to Andy McBrine. Left-Arm Leg Spin half volley, outside off stump on the front foot driving, to cover for no runs, fielded by Ahmadzai.

  • 79.1 - Waqar Salamkheil to Kevin O'Brien. Left-Arm Leg Spin back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot driving, to deep point for 1 run, fielded by Momand.

  • 78.6 - APPEAL! Rashid Khan to Andy McBrine. Googly length ball, down leg side on the front foot defending, hit pad to short leg for no runs, fielded by Shahidi, appeal made for L.B.W. Another vociferous appeal, someone needs to explain the LBW law to Rashid because that delivery pitched at least two foot outside the line of leg stump yet he was utterly convinced it was out.

  • 78.5 - Rashid Khan to Andy McBrine. Leg spinner length ball, off stump on the front foot defending, back to bowler for no runs, fielded by Khan.

  • 78.4 - APPEAL! Rashid Khan to Andy McBrine. Leg spinner length ball, to leg on the front foot defending, hit pad to short leg for no runs, by Shahidi, appeal made for Caught. Big shout but that just lobbed off the pad.

  • 78.3 - OUT! L.B.W. Rashid Khan to George Dockrell. Leg spinner back of a length, middle stump on the back foot working, hit pad to. Once again the interval has worked wonders for Afghanistan, Rashid Khan strikes with just the third ball of the evening session. Dockrell doesn't look too happy with the decision, it looked marginal but it might have just clipped the top of leg stump. He was trapped by a skiddy delivery, a perfect time for the hosts to strike just before the second new ball.

  • 78.2 - Rashid Khan to George Dockrell. Leg spinner length ball, outside off stump on the front foot defending, to short extra cover for no runs, fielded by Zurmatai.

  • 78.1 - Rashid Khan to George Dockrell. Leg spinner length ball, outside off stump on the front foot, shoulders arms to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Khail.

  • 77.6 - Mohammad Nabi to Kevin O'Brien. Off break back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot working, to backward square leg for no runs, fielded by Salamkheil.

    Tea time on Day Three in Dehradun after a back and forth afternoon session. Afghanistan came out full of energy, ripping out the Irish middle order by taking four quick wickets after lunch. However, since then O'Brien and Dockrell have built a mature partnership to stretch the lead to 78. This match is still nicely poised, the hosts are on top but the tourists are scrapping hard.

  • 77.5 - Mohammad Nabi to George Dockrell. Off break back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot cutting, well timed to deep cover for 3 runs, fielded by Momand.

  • 77.4 - Mohammad Nabi to George Dockrell. Off break back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot pushing, to short extra cover for no runs, fielded by Momand.

  • 77.3 - Mohammad Nabi to George Dockrell. Off break length ball, outside off stump on the front foot pushing, to extra cover for no runs, fielded by Momand.

  • 77.2 - Mohammad Nabi to George Dockrell. Off break length ball, outside off stump on the back foot defending, to silly point for no runs, fielded by Nabi.

  • 77.1 - APPEAL! Mohammad Nabi to George Dockrell. Off break length ball, middle stump on the front foot defending, hit pad to wicketkeeper for no runs, by Khail, appeal made for Caught. Exuberant appeal but the ball just brushed the pad and not the inside edge.

  • 76.6 - Rashid Khan to George Dockrell. Googly length ball, outside off stump on the front foot working, hit pad to short fine leg for 1 run, fielded by Janat.

  • 76.5 - Rashid Khan to George Dockrell. Leg spinner length ball, off stump on the front foot defending, back to bowler for no runs, fielded by Khan.

  • 76.4 - Rashid Khan to George Dockrell. Leg spinner length ball, middle stump on the front foot defending, to short leg for no runs, fielded by Shahidi.

  • 76.3 - Rashid Khan to Kevin O'Brien. Leg spinner half volley, outside off stump on the front foot driving, to deep point for 1 run, fielded by Salamkheil.

  • 76.2 - Rashid Khan to George Dockrell. Leg spinner back of a length, off stump on the back foot pulling, in the air under control to deep mid wicket for 1 run, fielded by Momand.

  • 76.1 - Rashid Khan to George Dockrell. Leg spinner length ball, outside off stump on the front foot defending, to short extra cover for no runs, fielded by Zurmatai.

  • 75.6 - Mohammad Nabi to Kevin O'Brien. Off break length ball, outside off stump down the track working, to short mid wicket for no runs, fielded by Khan.

  • 75.5 - Mohammad Nabi to George Dockrell. Off break back of a length, down leg side on the back foot working, to square leg for 1 run, fielded by Salamkheil.

  • 75.4 - Mohammad Nabi to George Dockrell. Off break length ball, outside off stump on the front foot defending, to silly mid on for no runs, fielded by Nabi.

  • 75.3 - APPEAL! Mohammad Nabi to George Dockrell. Off break length ball, outside off stump on the back foot, hit pad to short leg for no runs, fielded by Shahidi, appeal made for L.B.W. Dockrell got in an awkward position there but the umpire doesn't think it was spinning enough to hit off stump.

  • 75.2 - Mohammad Nabi to George Dockrell. Off break back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot pushing, to short mid wicket for no runs, fielded by Khan.

  • 75.1 - Mohammad Nabi to George Dockrell. Off break half volley, outside off stump on the front foot defending, back to bowler for no runs, fielded by Nabi.

  • 74.6 - Rashid Khan to Kevin O'Brien. Leg spinner length ball, middle stump on the front foot defending, back to bowler for no runs, fielded by Khan.

  • 74.5 - FOUR! Rashid Khan to Kevin O'Brien. Leg spinner length ball, middle stump on the front foot defending, thick edge past third man for 4 runs. Soft hands from O'Brien means this edge shoots all along the turf and down to the third man rope. That completes a quality half century from Ireland's number five, he seems to have taken to Test cricket like a duck to water.

  • 74.4 - Rashid Khan to Kevin O'Brien. Leg spinner length ball, off stump on the back foot working, to short leg for no runs, fielded by Shahidi.

  • 74.3 - Rashid Khan to Kevin O'Brien. Leg spinner length ball, outside off stump on the back foot pushing, to short extra cover for no runs, fielded by Zurmatai.

  • 74.2 - Rashid Khan to Kevin O'Brien. Leg spinner half volley, middle stump on the front foot pushing, back to bowler for no runs, fielded by Khan.

  • 74.1 - Rashid Khan to Kevin O'Brien. Leg spinner length ball, outside off stump on the front foot defending, to short extra cover for no runs, fielded by Zurmatai.

  • 73.6 - Wafadar to Kevin O'Brien. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot working, to mid on for 1 run, fielded by Afghan.

  • 73.5 - Wafadar to Kevin O'Brien. Back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot pushing, to short extra cover for no runs, fielded by Nabi.

  • 73.4 - Wafadar to Kevin O'Brien. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot driving, to short extra cover for no runs, fielded by Nabi.

  • 73.3 - APPEAL! Wafadar to Kevin O'Brien. Back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot cutting, missed to wicketkeeper for no runs, by Khail, appeal made for Caught. Half-hearted appeal as O'Brien misses with a wild swipe.

  • 73.2 - Wafadar to Kevin O'Brien. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot defending, to extra cover for no runs, fielded by Nabi.

  • 73.1 - Wafadar to George Dockrell. Back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot Steer, to third man for 1 run, fielded by Mohammadi.

  • 72.6 - Mohammad Nabi to Kevin O'Brien. Off break length ball, outside off stump on the front foot defending, to silly mid on for no runs, fielded by Khan.

  • 72.5 - Mohammad Nabi to George Dockrell. Off break length ball, down leg side on the front foot defending, inside edge to short fine leg for 1 run, fielded by Momand. That's the fifty partnership between O'Brien and Dockrell, a vital one for Ireland as they seek to build a lead.

  • 72.4 - Mohammad Nabi to George Dockrell. Off break length ball, to leg on the front foot defending, to short mid wicket for no runs.

  • 72.3 - Mohammad Nabi to George Dockrell. Off break length ball, middle stump on the front foot defending, to short mid wicket for no runs.

  • 72.2 - Mohammad Nabi to George Dockrell. Off break length ball, to leg on the front foot defending, to short leg for no runs, fielded by Shahidi.

  • 72.1 - Mohammad Nabi to Kevin O'Brien. Off break length ball, outside off stump on the back foot working, to backward square leg for 1 run, fielded by Zurmatai.

  • 71.6 - Wafadar to George Dockrell. Back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot driving, to short extra cover for no runs, fielded by Nabi.

  • 71.5 - Wafadar to George Dockrell. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot defending, to mid off for no runs, fielded by Khan.

  • 71.4 - FOUR! Wafadar to George Dockrell. Back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot driving, thick edge in the air uncontrolled past third man for 4 runs, mis-fielded by Mohammadi. Slashed uppishly, there is no one at all catching in the cordon so a safe stroke by Dockrell. Shahzad barely even tries to cut it off, really lazy fielding on the boundary.

  • 71.3 - Wafadar to George Dockrell. Seaming away back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot driving, missed to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Khail.

  • 71.2 - Wafadar to George Dockrell. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot defending, to cover for no runs, fielded by Nabi.

  • 71.1 - Wafadar to Kevin O'Brien. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot working, to mid on for 1 run, fielded by Afghan.

  • 70.6 - Mohammad Nabi to George Dockrell. Off break length ball, down leg side on the front foot, Left to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Khail.

  • 70.5 - Mohammad Nabi to George Dockrell. Off break length ball, to leg on the front foot defending, to short leg for no runs, fielded by Shahidi.

  • 70.4 - Mohammad Nabi to George Dockrell. Off break length ball, outside off stump on the front foot defending, back to bowler for no runs, fielded by Nabi.

  • 70.3 - Mohammad Nabi to George Dockrell. Off break back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot pushing, to mid wicket for no runs, fielded by Khan.

  • 70.2 - Mohammad Nabi to Kevin O'Brien. Off break length ball, outside off stump down the track working, to mid on for 1 run, fielded by Mohammadi.

  • 70.1 - Mohammad Nabi to Kevin O'Brien. Off break length ball, middle stump on the front foot working, to mid wicket for no runs, fielded by Khan.

  • 69.6 - Wafadar to George Dockrell. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot Steer, to second slip for no runs, fielded by Khail.

  • 69.5 - Wafadar to George Dockrell. Short, outside off stump ducked, Left to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Khail.

  • 69.4 - Wafadar to Kevin O'Brien. Short, outside off stump on the back foot pulling, to deep mid wicket for 1 run, fielded by Ahmadzai.

  • 69.3 - Wafadar to Kevin O'Brien. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot working, to deep backward square leg for 2 runs, fielded by Salamkheil.

  • 69.2 - Wafadar to George Dockrell. Length ball, middle stump on the front foot working, well timed to deep mid wicket for 3 runs, fielded by Ahmadzai.

  • 69.1 - Wafadar to George Dockrell. Half volley, outside off stump on the front foot driving, to mid off for no runs, fielded by Khan.

  • 68.6 - Mohammad Nabi to Kevin O'Brien. Off break back of a length, outside off stump down the track working, to mid wicket for no runs, shy attempt by Khan.

  • 68.5 - Mohammad Nabi to George Dockrell. Off break back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot working, to deep backward square leg for 1 run, fielded by Ahmadzai.

  • 68.4 - Mohammad Nabi to George Dockrell. Off break length ball, outside off stump on the front foot defending, to silly mid on for no runs, fielded by Khan.

  • 68.3 - Mohammad Nabi to George Dockrell. Off break length ball, outside off stump on the front foot defending, inside edge to leg slip for no runs, run save by Janat.

  • 68.2 - Mohammad Nabi to George Dockrell. Off break length ball, outside off stump on the front foot defending, to short leg for no runs, fielded by Shahidi.

  • 68.1 - Mohammad Nabi to George Dockrell. Off break length ball, to leg on the front foot, shoulders arms to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Khail.

  • 67.6 - Wafadar to Kevin O'Brien. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot defending, to silly point for no runs, fielded by Shahidi.

  • 67.5 - Wafadar to Kevin O'Brien. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot defending, to extra cover for no runs, fielded by Nabi.

  • 67.4 - Wafadar to George Dockrell. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot working, to square leg for 1 run, shy attempt by Ahmadzai.

  • 67.3 - Wafadar to George Dockrell. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot defending, to gully for no runs, fielded by Shahidi.

  • 67.2 - Wafadar to George Dockrell. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot defending, to gully for no runs, fielded by Shahidi.

  • 67.1 - Wafadar to Kevin O'Brien. Back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot driving, to deep cover for 1 run, fielded by Zurmatai.

  • 66.6 - FOUR! Mohammad Nabi to George Dockrell. Off break length ball, middle stump on the front foot defending, inside edge past fine leg for 4 runs. Dockrell gets his first boundary with the ball scooting quickly off the inside edge. This partnership is just starting to establish itself, the longer they stay out there the easier it will get.

  • 66.5 - Mohammad Nabi to George Dockrell. Off break length ball, outside off stump on the front foot defending, to silly mid on for no runs.

  • 66.4 - Mohammad Nabi to George Dockrell. Off break length ball, outside off stump on the back foot pushing, back to bowler for no runs, fielded by Nabi.

  • 66.3 - Mohammad Nabi to George Dockrell. Off break length ball, off stump on the front foot defending, to short leg for no runs, fielded by Shahidi.

  • 66.2 - Mohammad Nabi to George Dockrell. Off break length ball, outside off stump on the back foot working, to short fine leg for no runs, fielded by Momand.

  • 66.1 - Mohammad Nabi to George Dockrell. Off break length ball, outside off stump on the front foot working, to mid wicket for no runs.

  • 65.6 - Yamin Ahmadzai to Kevin O'Brien. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot pushing, to short extra cover for no runs, fielded by Nabi.

  • 65.5 - Yamin Ahmadzai to Kevin O'Brien. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot defending, back to bowler for no runs, fielded by Ahmadzai.

  • 65.4 - Yamin Ahmadzai to George Dockrell. Back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot Steer, to third man for 1 run, fielded by Mohammadi.

  • 65.3 - Yamin Ahmadzai to George Dockrell. Back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot driving, well timed to deep cover for 2 runs, fielded by Momand.

  • 65.2 - Yamin Ahmadzai to George Dockrell. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot pushing, to mid on for no runs, fielded by Afghan.

  • 65.1 - Yamin Ahmadzai to George Dockrell. Back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot defending, to cover for no runs, fielded by Mohammadi.

  • 64.6 - Mohammad Nabi to Kevin O'Brien. Off break length ball, off stump on the back foot working, to backward square leg for no runs, fielded by Momand.

  • 64.5 - Mohammad Nabi to Kevin O'Brien. Off break length ball, middle stump on the front foot defending, bat-pad to short leg for no runs, dropped catch by Shahidi. A chance goes to ground, that could prove very costly for the hosts. It wasn't a simple one, Shahidi could only get one hand to it as it flew to his right, but he probably should've done better.

  • 64.4 - Mohammad Nabi to Kevin O'Brien. Off break length ball, down leg side on the front foot glancing, hit pad to short fine leg for no runs, fielded by Momand.

  • 64.3 - Mohammad Nabi to Kevin O'Brien. Off break length ball, middle stump on the front foot working, to mid wicket for no runs, fielded by Mohammadi.

  • 64.2 - FOUR! Mohammad Nabi to Kevin O'Brien. Off break back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot Steer, past third man for 4 runs. Intelligent stroke, using his wrists to open the face of the blade and use the pace on offer from the bowler. Nabi has conceded lots of runs in that area.

  • 64.1 - Mohammad Nabi to Kevin O'Brien. Off break length ball, outside off stump on the back foot defending, to short leg for no runs, fielded by Shahidi.

  • 63.6 - Rashid Khan to George Dockrell. Googly length ball, outside off stump on the front foot pushing, to silly point for no runs, fielded by Shahidi.

  • 63.5 - Rashid Khan to George Dockrell. Googly length ball, outside off stump on the front foot defending, to short leg for no runs, fielded by Shahidi.

  • 63.4 - Rashid Khan to George Dockrell. Leg spinner yorker, to leg on the front foot working, to short leg for no runs, fielded by Khail.

  • 63.3 - Rashid Khan to George Dockrell. Leg spinner yorker, middle stump on the front foot defending, to silly point for no runs, fielded by Shahidi.

  • 63.2 - Rashid Khan to George Dockrell. Leg spinner back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot driving, to cover for no runs, fielded by Mohammadi.

  • 63.1 - Rashid Khan to George Dockrell. Leg spinner length ball, outside off stump on the front foot defending, to silly mid off for no runs, fielded by Khan.

  • 62.6 - FOUR! Yamin Ahmadzai to Kevin O'Brien. Length ball, middle stump on the front foot glancing, well timed past fine leg for 4 runs. Deflected fine, delicate stroke by O'Brien for his fourth boundary.

    That was a great hour for Afghanistan, drinks will taste sweet for them in the afternoon sun. Four wickets in quick time has left Ireland in a precarious position, leading by 37 runs with just four wickets left.

  • 62.5 - Yamin Ahmadzai to Kevin O'Brien. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot defending, to mid on for no runs, fielded by Afghan.

  • 62.4 - Yamin Ahmadzai to Kevin O'Brien. Back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot working, to mid wicket for no runs, fielded by Mohammadi.

  • 62.3 - Yamin Ahmadzai to George Dockrell. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot Steer, to third man for 1 run, fielded by Zurmatai.

  • 62.2 - Yamin Ahmadzai to George Dockrell. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot pushing, to cover for no runs, fielded by Shahidi.

  • 62.1 - Yamin Ahmadzai to Kevin O'Brien. Back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot working, to fine leg for 1 run, fielded by Momand.

  • 61.6 - Rashid Khan to George Dockrell. Leg spinner length ball, off stump on the front foot defending, back to bowler for no runs, fielded by Khan.

  • 61.5 - Rashid Khan to George Dockrell. Leg spinner length ball, outside off stump on the front foot defending, back to bowler for no runs, fielded by Khan.

  • 61.4 - Rashid Khan to George Dockrell. Leg spinner back of a length, off stump on the back foot driving, to silly mid on for no runs, fielded by Khan.

  • 61.3 - Rashid Khan to Kevin O'Brien. Leg spinner full toss, to leg on the front foot working, to deep square leg for 1 run, fielded by Ahmadzai.

  • 61.2 - Rashid Khan to Kevin O'Brien. Leg spinner length ball, middle stump on the front foot defending, missed to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Khail.

  • 61.1 - Rashid Khan to Kevin O'Brien. Leg spinner half volley, to leg on the front foot defending, to short leg for no runs, fielded by Shahidi.

  • 60.6 - Yamin Ahmadzai to George Dockrell. Back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot defending, back to bowler for no runs, fielded by Ahmadzai.

  • 60.5 - Yamin Ahmadzai to George Dockrell. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot pushing, to mid on for no runs, fielded by Afghan.

  • 60.4 - Yamin Ahmadzai to Kevin O'Brien. Back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot driving, to deep cover for 1 run, fielded by Khan.

  • 60.3 - Yamin Ahmadzai to Kevin O'Brien. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot working, to mid on for no runs, fielded by Afghan.

  • 60.2 - Yamin Ahmadzai to George Dockrell. Back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot Steer, to third man for 1 run, fielded by Zurmatai.

  • 60.1 - Yamin Ahmadzai to Kevin O'Brien. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot pushing, to mid on for 1 run, shy attempt by Afghan.

  • 59.6 - Rashid Khan to George Dockrell. Leg spinner back of a length, off stump on the back foot defending, to silly mid on for no runs, fielded by Zurmatai.

  • 59.5 - Rashid Khan to George Dockrell. Leg spinner length ball, down leg side on the front foot working, to leg gully for no runs, fielded by Khail.

  • 59.4 - Rashid Khan to George Dockrell. Googly length ball, middle stump on the front foot defending, to short mid wicket for no runs, fielded by Nabi.

  • 59.3 - Rashid Khan to Kevin O'Brien. Leg spinner back of a length, down leg side on the back foot working, to square leg for 1 run, fielded by Ahmadzai.

  • 59.2 - APPEAL! Rashid Khan to Kevin O'Brien. Leg spinner length ball, down leg side on the front foot working, to mid wicket for 2 runs, direct hit by Khan, overthrow by Khan, appeal made for Run Out. O'Brien is able to scamper back for a second as Rashid's direct hit deflects away from the man backing up. He was easily home, no need to throw in the first place.

  • 59.1 - Rashid Khan to Kevin O'Brien. Leg spinner length ball, down leg side on the front foot defending, to short extra cover for no runs, fielded by Mohammadi.

  • 58.6 - Waqar Salamkheil to George Dockrell. Left-Arm Leg Spin length ball, wide outside off stump on the back foot, Left to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Khail.

  • 58.5 - Waqar Salamkheil to George Dockrell. Left-Arm Leg Spin length ball, outside off stump on the front foot defending, to silly mid off for no runs, fielded by Zurmatai.

  • 58.4 - Waqar Salamkheil to George Dockrell. Left-Arm Leg Spin length ball, outside off stump on the front foot driving, to extra cover for no runs, fielded by Zurmatai.

  • 58.3 - Waqar Salamkheil to Kevin O'Brien. Left-Arm Leg Spin half volley, outside off stump on the front foot driving, to deep point for 1 run, fielded by Khan.

  • 58.2 - Waqar Salamkheil to Kevin O'Brien. Left-Arm Leg Spin length ball, outside off stump on the front foot defending, back to bowler for no runs, fielded by Salamkheil.

  • 58.1 - Waqar Salamkheil to Kevin O'Brien. Left-Arm Leg Spin length ball, outside off stump on the front foot defending, to short extra cover for no runs, fielded by Zurmatai.

  • 57.6 - Rashid Khan to George Dockrell. Leg spinner length ball, down leg side on the front foot defending, hit pad to gully for no runs, fielded by Janat.

  • 57.5 - Rashid Khan to George Dockrell. Leg spinner length ball, down leg side on the front foot, padded to leg gully for no runs, fielded by Nabi.

  • 57.4 - Rashid Khan to George Dockrell. Googly length ball, down leg side on the back foot working, to mid on for no runs, fielded by Afghan.

  • 57.3 - Rashid Khan to Kevin O'Brien. Leg spinner back of a length, down leg side on the back foot working, to deep mid wicket for 1 run, fielded by Zurmatai.

  • 57.2 - Rashid Khan to Kevin O'Brien. Leg spinner back of a length, down leg side on the back foot working, to silly mid on for no runs, fielded by Khan.

  • 57.1 - Rashid Khan to Kevin O'Brien. Leg spinner length ball, down leg side on the front foot defending, to short extra cover for no runs, fielded by Mohammadi.

  • 56.6 - Waqar Salamkheil to George Dockrell. Left-Arm Leg Spin length ball, outside off stump on the front foot defending, back to bowler for no runs, fielded by Salamkheil.

  • 56.5 - Waqar Salamkheil to Kevin O'Brien. Left-Arm Leg Spin back of a length, wide outside off stump on the back foot cutting, to deep point for 1 run, fielded by Khan.

  • 56.4 - FOUR! Waqar Salamkheil to Kevin O'Brien. Left-Arm Leg Spin length ball, outside off stump on the front foot driving, thick edge past third man for 4 runs. A welcome boundary for Ireland, they need to keep building their lead despite the loss of four quick wickets.

  • 56.3 - Waqar Salamkheil to Kevin O'Brien. Googly length ball, to leg on the front foot driving, well timed to long off for 2 runs, fielded by Nabi.

  • 56.2 - Waqar Salamkheil to Kevin O'Brien. Left-Arm Leg Spin length ball, to leg on the front foot defending, to silly mid on for no runs, fielded by Salamkheil.

  • 56.1 - Waqar Salamkheil to Kevin O'Brien. Left-Arm Leg Spin length ball, to leg on the front foot defending, to short mid wicket for no runs, fielded by Salamkheil.

  • 55.6 - Rashid Khan to George Dockrell. Leg spinner length ball, off stump on the front foot defending, to short extra cover for no runs, fielded by Mohammadi.

  • 55.5 - OUT! Caught. Rashid Khan to Stuart Thompson. Leg spinner length ball, outside off stump on the front foot defending, bat-pad to first slip, by Janat. Another one, this is turning into a devastating collapse for Ireland. Thompson was looking to smother the spin but the ball popped up to slip after jamming between bat and pad. This match has completely changed since the lunch break, whatever Afghanistan spoke about has worked perfectly.

  • 55.4 - Rashid Khan to Stuart Thompson. Googly back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot driving, to cover for no runs, fielded by Nabi.

  • 55.3 - Rashid Khan to Stuart Thompson. Googly length ball, outside off stump on the back foot pushing, missed to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Khail.

  • 55.2 - Rashid Khan to Stuart Thompson. Leg spinner half volley, outside off stump on the front foot pushing, to short mid wicket for no runs.

  • 55.1 - Rashid Khan to Stuart Thompson. Leg spinner length ball, outside off stump on the back foot pushing, missed past fine leg for 4 runs, mis-fielded by Khail. Massive spin from the rough beats everyone.

  • 54.6 - APPEAL! Waqar Salamkheil to Stuart Thompson. Googly length ball, outside off stump on the front foot defending, bat-pad to gully for 1 run, fielded by Janat, appeal made for L.B.W. A tiny sliver of willow saves Thompson.

  • 54.5 - Waqar Salamkheil to Stuart Thompson. Left-Arm Leg Spin half volley, outside off stump on the front foot sweeping, missed to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Khail.

  • 54.4 - Waqar Salamkheil to Kevin O'Brien. Left-Arm Leg Spin back of a length, off stump on the back foot pushing, to mid off for 1 run, fielded by Nabi.

  • 54.3 - Waqar Salamkheil to Kevin O'Brien. Googly length ball, off stump on the front foot, Left to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Khail.

  • 54.2 - Waqar Salamkheil to Kevin O'Brien. Left-Arm Leg Spin length ball, middle stump on the front foot defending, to mid off for no runs, fielded by Afghan.

  • 54.1 - Waqar Salamkheil to Kevin O'Brien. Left-Arm Leg Spin length ball, to leg on the back foot defending, to silly mid on for no runs, fielded by Salamkheil.

  • 53.6 - Rashid Khan to Stuart Thompson. Leg spinner short, down leg side on the back foot working, hit pad to leg gully for no runs, fielded by Khail.

  • 53.5 - Rashid Khan to Stuart Thompson. Googly length ball, middle stump on the back foot defending, missed to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Khail.

  • 53.4 - Rashid Khan to Stuart Thompson. Googly back of a length, to leg on the back foot driving, to point for no runs, fielded by Zurmatai.

  • 53.3 - Rashid Khan to Stuart Thompson. Leg spinner length ball, middle stump on the front foot defending, to short leg for no runs, fielded by Shahidi.

  • 53.2 - Rashid Khan to Stuart Thompson. Leg spinner length ball, off stump on the back foot defending, back to bowler for no runs, fielded by Khan.

  • 53.1 - Rashid Khan to Kevin O'Brien. Leg spinner back of a length, middle stump on the back foot working, to backward square leg for 1 run, fielded by Ahmadzai.

  • 52.6 - OUT! Caught. Waqar Salamkheil to Stuart Poynter. Left-Arm Leg Spin length ball, outside off stump on the back foot cutting, top edge to first slip, by Janat. What a grab, amazingly sharp reflexes brings Afghanistan their fifth wicket. Salamkheil shifted to over the wicket for the last ball of the over and Poynter shaped to cut one that drifted across him. The edge flew off the blade at a rapid pace and Ihsan snaffled it calmly. Ireland wobbling, their lead is a precarious one.

  • 52.5 - Waqar Salamkheil to Stuart Poynter. Left-Arm Leg Spin length ball, outside off stump on the front foot defending, back to bowler for no runs, fielded by Salamkheil.

  • 52.4 - Waqar Salamkheil to Kevin O'Brien. Left-Arm Leg Spin back of a length, wide outside off stump on the back foot cutting, to deep point for 1 run, fielded by Khan.

  • 52.3 - Waqar Salamkheil to Kevin O'Brien. Left-Arm Leg Spin yorker, off stump on the front foot pushing, back to bowler for no runs, fielded by Salamkheil.

  • 52.2 - Waqar Salamkheil to Kevin O'Brien. Left-Arm Leg Spin half volley, middle stump on the front foot defending, to short mid wicket for no runs, fielded by Mohammadi.

  • 52.1 - Waqar Salamkheil to Kevin O'Brien. Left-Arm Leg Spin length ball, wide outside off stump on the front foot, Left to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Khail.

  • 51.6 - Rashid Khan to Stuart Poynter. Leg spinner length ball, middle stump on the front foot defending, to short extra cover for no runs, fielded by Mohammadi.

  • 51.5 - Rashid Khan to Kevin O'Brien. Googly back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot working, to deep backward square leg for 1 run, fielded by Zurmatai.

  • 51.4 - Rashid Khan to Stuart Poynter. Leg spinner back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot cutting, to point for 1 run, fielded by Ahmadzai.

  • 51.3 - Rashid Khan to Stuart Poynter. Leg spinner length ball, off stump on the front foot defending, back to bowler for no runs, fielded by Khan.

  • 51.2 - APPEAL! Rashid Khan to Stuart Poynter. Leg spinner yorker, to leg on the front foot working, hit pad to gully for no runs, fielded by Nabi, appeal made for L.B.W. Lots of excitement, Afghanistan appeal for LBW and also a catch but it's hopeful at best. The umpire won't be fooled that easily.

  • 51.1 - Rashid Khan to Stuart Poynter. Leg spinner length ball, off stump on the front foot defending, to gully for no runs, fielded by Nabi.

  • 50.6 - Waqar Salamkheil to Kevin O'Brien. Left-Arm Leg Spin length ball, outside off stump on the front foot defending, to short mid wicket for no runs, fielded by Zurmatai.

  • 50.5 - Waqar Salamkheil to Kevin O'Brien. Googly half volley, outside off stump on the front foot driving, to cover for no runs, fielded by Khan.

  • 50.4 - Waqar Salamkheil to Kevin O'Brien. Googly back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot driving, to cover for no runs, fielded by Khan.

  • 50.3 - Waqar Salamkheil to Kevin O'Brien. Left-Arm Leg Spin length ball, off stump on the front foot glancing, to fine leg for 2 runs, fielded by Janat.

  • 50.2 - Waqar Salamkheil to Kevin O'Brien. Left-Arm Leg Spin half volley, outside off stump on the front foot driving, to mid off for no runs, fielded by Afghan.

  • 50.1 - FOUR! Waqar Salamkheil to Kevin O'Brien. Left-Arm Leg Spin half volley, outside off stump on the front foot driving, well timed past deep extra cover for 4 runs. Gorgeous stroke, threading it through the offside after smothering the spin. O'Brien scores very quickly when he's at the crease.

  • 49.6 - Rashid Khan to Stuart Poynter. Leg spinner length ball, off stump on the front foot defending, to short extra cover for no runs.

  • 49.5 - Rashid Khan to Stuart Poynter. Googly length ball, middle stump on the back foot glancing, Play and Miss (Leg Side) to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Khail.

  • 49.4 - OUT! L.B.W. Rashid Khan to James McCollum. Leg spinner back of a length, off stump on the back foot pulling, hit pad to. That's plumb, all of a sudden Afghanistan are full of energy and both set batsmen are back in the pavilion. McCollum was deep in the crease looking to swat it square but the ball skidded through low to cannon into the pad. Simple decision for the umpire, Afghanistan are right back on top.

  • 49.3 - Rashid Khan to James McCollum. Leg spinner back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot pushing, to short extra cover for no runs, fielded by Mohammadi.

  • 49.2 - Rashid Khan to James McCollum. Leg spinner length ball, off stump on the front foot defending, to gully for no runs, fielded by Nabi.

  • 49.1 - Rashid Khan to James McCollum. Leg spinner length ball, outside off stump on the back foot defending, back to bowler for no runs, fielded by Khan.

  • 48.6 - Waqar Salamkheil to Kevin O'Brien. Googly back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot pushing, to short extra cover for no runs, fielded by Zurmatai.

  • 48.5 - FOUR! Waqar Salamkheil to Kevin O'Brien. Left-Arm Leg Spin short, wide outside off stump on the back foot cutting, well timed past deep point for 4 runs.

  • 48.4 - OUT! Caught. Waqar Salamkheil to Andrew Balbirnie. Googly length ball, outside off stump on the front foot pushing, outside edge to wicketkeeper, by Khail. There's the breakthrough, massive moment in the match and Salamkheil roars with relief. Balbirnie has to depart, he was looking set for three figures but has feathered the wrong'un behind. Just a little bit of turn and the keeper pouches it expertly, it wasn't easy with the ball scooting through at ankle height.

  • 48.3 - Waqar Salamkheil to James McCollum. Left-Arm Leg Spin length ball, outside off stump on the front foot Steer, to backward point for 1 run, fielded by Janat.

  • 48.2 - Waqar Salamkheil to Andrew Balbirnie. Left-Arm Leg Spin length ball, outside off stump on the front foot working, to deep mid wicket for 1 run, fielded by Momand.

  • 48.1 - Waqar Salamkheil to Andrew Balbirnie. Left-Arm Leg Spin half volley, outside off stump on the front foot driving, to cover for no runs.

  • 47.6 - Rashid Khan to Andrew Balbirnie. Leg spinner length ball, outside off stump on the front foot driving, to deep cover for 1 run, fielded by Momand.

  • 47.5 - Rashid Khan to James McCollum. Leg spinner back of a length, middle stump on the back foot working, to deep square leg for 1 run, fielded by Zurmatai.

  • 47.4 - Rashid Khan to James McCollum. Leg spinner length ball, middle stump on the front foot defending, to short extra cover for no runs.

  • 47.3 - Rashid Khan to Andrew Balbirnie. Leg spinner length ball, to leg on the front foot working, to mid wicket for 1 run, fielded by Afghan.

  • 47.2 - FOUR! Rashid Khan to Andrew Balbirnie. Leg spinner full toss, off stump on the front foot driving, well timed past long on for 4 runs. That's a very friendly delivery and Balbirnie clubs it nonchalantly to the fence. Not the start Rashid Khan was wanting this afternoon.

  • 47.1 - Rashid Khan to Andrew Balbirnie. Leg spinner length ball, outside off stump on the back foot cutting, to backward point for no runs, fielded by Ahmadzai.

  • 46.6 - Waqar Salamkheil to James McCollum. Left-Arm Leg Spin back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot defending, back to bowler for no runs, fielded by Salamkheil.

  • 46.5 - Waqar Salamkheil to Andrew Balbirnie. Left-Arm Leg Spin half volley, outside off stump on the front foot Steer, to backward point for 1 run, fielded by Nabi.

  • 46.4 - Waqar Salamkheil to Andrew Balbirnie. Left-Arm Leg Spin length ball, outside off stump on the front foot defending, to silly mid on for no runs, fielded by Salamkheil.

  • 46.3 - Waqar Salamkheil to James McCollum. Left-Arm Leg Spin back of a length, wide outside off stump on the back foot Late Cut, to deep backward point for 1 run, fielded by Khan.

  • 46.2 - Waqar Salamkheil to Andrew Balbirnie. Left-Arm Leg Spin back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot pushing, to deep point for 1 run, fielded by Khan.

  • 46.1 - Waqar Salamkheil to James McCollum. Left-Arm Leg Spin length ball, outside off stump on the front foot Steer, to short third man for 1 run, fielded by Janat.

  • 45.6 - Rashid Khan to James McCollum. Googly length ball, outside off stump on the front foot pushing, to short mid wicket for 1 run, fielded by Afghan.

    A wonderful partnership between Balbirnie and McCollum has given Ireland a big boost on St Patrick's Day in Dehradun. Afghanistan got a slice of luck early this morning when Stirling was adjudged LBW off an inside edge, but after that they lost their patience with the ball. The skipper Asghar Afghan is having an animated talk with his team before they head off for lunch, that tells you that he isn't impressed at all with what he has seen. The tourists now trail by just 18 runs with this Test match shaping up to be a thriller.

  • 45.5 - Rashid Khan to James McCollum. Leg spinner length ball, middle stump on the front foot defending, back to bowler for no runs, fielded by Khan.

  • 45.4 - Rashid Khan to James McCollum. Leg spinner length ball, outside off stump on the back foot defending, missed to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Khail.

  • 45.3 - Rashid Khan to James McCollum. Googly length ball, outside off stump on the front foot defending, bat-pad back to bowler for no runs, fielded by Khan.

  • 45.2 - Rashid Khan to James McCollum. Leg spinner length ball, off stump on the front foot defending, to cover for no runs, fielded by Mohammadi.

  • 45.1 - Rashid Khan to Andrew Balbirnie. Googly full toss, outside off stump on the front foot driving, to deep cover for 1 run, fielded by Momand.

  • 44.6 - Waqar Salamkheil to James McCollum. Left-Arm Leg Spin length ball, outside off stump on the front foot defending, missed to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Khail.

  • 44.5 - Waqar Salamkheil to James McCollum. Left-Arm Leg Spin length ball, outside off stump on the front foot, shoulders arms to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Khail.

  • 44.4 - Waqar Salamkheil to James McCollum. Googly length ball, outside off stump on the front foot defending, missed to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Khail.

  • 44.3 - Waqar Salamkheil to James McCollum. Left-Arm Leg Spin half volley, outside off stump on the front foot driving, to cover for no runs, fielded by Nabi.

  • 44.2 - Waqar Salamkheil to Andrew Balbirnie. Left-Arm Leg Spin back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot Late Cut, to deep backward point for 1 run, fielded by Zurmatai.

  • 44.1 - Waqar Salamkheil to Andrew Balbirnie. Left-Arm Leg Spin length ball, outside off stump on the front foot defending, to silly mid off for no runs, fielded by Salamkheil.

  • 43.6 - Rashid Khan to James McCollum. Leg spinner length ball, outside off stump on the back foot defending, to gully for no runs, fielded by Nabi.

  • 43.5 - APPEAL! Rashid Khan to James McCollum. Leg spinner half volley, outside off stump on the front foot driving, missed to wicketkeeper for no runs, by Khail, appeal made for Caught. Vociferous appeal but the noise came from bat scraping ground. Excellent decision by the umpire.

  • 43.4 - Rashid Khan to James McCollum. Leg spinner length ball, outside off stump on the front foot pushing, missed to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Khail.

  • 43.3 - Rashid Khan to James McCollum. Googly back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot defending, to short extra cover for no runs, fielded by Mohammadi.

  • 43.2 - Rashid Khan to James McCollum. Googly length ball, outside off stump on the front foot defending, to extra cover for no runs, fielded by Mohammadi.

  • 43.1 - Rashid Khan to James McCollum. Leg spinner length ball, outside off stump on the front foot defending, outside edge to first slip for no runs, fielded by Janat.

  • 42.6 - Waqar Salamkheil to James McCollum. Left-Arm Leg Spin back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot cutting, to point for 1 run, fielded by Khan.

  • 42.5 - Waqar Salamkheil to James McCollum. Left-Arm Leg Spin length ball, outside off stump on the front foot defending, to short extra cover for no runs, fielded by Khan.

  • 42.4 - Waqar Salamkheil to James McCollum. Googly length ball, outside off stump on the front foot, shoulders arms to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Khail.

  • 42.3 - Waqar Salamkheil to James McCollum. Left-Arm Leg Spin length ball, outside off stump on the front foot, shoulders arms to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Khail.

  • 42.2 - Waqar Salamkheil to James McCollum. Left-Arm Leg Spin length ball, outside off stump on the front foot defending, to silly mid off for no runs, fielded by Salamkheil.

  • 42.1 - Waqar Salamkheil to Andrew Balbirnie. Left-Arm Leg Spin half volley, outside off stump on the front foot driving, well timed to cover for 1 run, run save by Khan.

  • 41.6 - Rashid Khan to James McCollum. Leg spinner back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot pushing, missed to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Khail.

    McCollum has just started to look a little loose in the last few overs, Balbirnie has a stern chat with him between overs.

  • 41.5 - Rashid Khan to James McCollum. Googly length ball, outside off stump on the back foot, Left to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Khail.

  • 41.4 - Rashid Khan to Andrew Balbirnie. Googly length ball, off stump on the front foot working, inside edge to short fine leg for 1 run, fielded by Salamkheil.

  • 41.3 - Rashid Khan to Andrew Balbirnie. Leg spinner back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot Late Cut, to backward point for no runs, fielded by Nabi.

  • 41.2 - Rashid Khan to Andrew Balbirnie. Leg spinner length ball, outside off stump on the front foot, Left to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Khail.

  • 41.1 - Rashid Khan to Andrew Balbirnie. Leg spinner back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot cutting, to backward point for no runs, fielded by Nabi.

  • 40.6 - Waqar Salamkheil to James McCollum. Left-Arm Leg Spin length ball, outside off stump on the back foot defending, to short leg for no runs, fielded by Shahidi.

  • 40.5 - Waqar Salamkheil to James McCollum. Left-Arm Leg Spin half volley, outside off stump on the front foot driving, missed to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Khail.

  • 40.4 - Waqar Salamkheil to James McCollum. Left-Arm Leg Spin length ball, outside off stump on the front foot defending, missed to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Khail.

  • 40.3 - Waqar Salamkheil to James McCollum. Left-Arm Leg Spin length ball, outside off stump on the back foot defending, to short leg for no runs, fielded by Shahidi.

  • 40.2 - Waqar Salamkheil to James McCollum. Left-Arm Leg Spin length ball, outside off stump on the front foot defending, back to bowler for no runs, fielded by Salamkheil.

  • 40.1 - Waqar Salamkheil to Andrew Balbirnie. Left-Arm Leg Spin back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot Late Cut, to third man for 1 run, fielded by Khan.

  • 39.6 - Rashid Khan to Andrew Balbirnie. Leg spinner back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot cutting, to deep point for 1 run, fielded by Momand. Finally there is a man positioned out on the offside boundary so just a single on this occasion.

  • 39.5 - Rashid Khan to James McCollum. Googly length ball, outside off stump on the back foot pushing, to cover for 1 run, fielded by Mohammadi.

  • 39.4 - Rashid Khan to James McCollum. Googly back of a length, off stump on the back foot pulling, hit pad to leg gully for no runs, fielded by Khail.

  • 39.3 - Rashid Khan to James McCollum. Leg spinner back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot pushing, to mid on for no runs, fielded by Afghan.

  • 39.2 - Rashid Khan to James McCollum. Leg spinner length ball, outside off stump on the back foot Late Cut, to backward point for no runs, fielded by Nabi.

  • 39.1 - Rashid Khan to James McCollum. Leg spinner length ball, middle stump on the front foot defending, to silly mid on for no runs, fielded by Zurmatai.

  • 38.6 - Waqar Salamkheil to Andrew Balbirnie. Left-Arm Leg Spin length ball, outside off stump on the front foot pushing, to short extra cover for no runs, fielded by Zurmatai.

  • 38.5 - Waqar Salamkheil to Andrew Balbirnie. Left-Arm Leg Spin length ball, middle stump on the front foot defending, to mid off for no runs, fielded by Khan.

  • 38.4 - Waqar Salamkheil to Andrew Balbirnie. Left-Arm Leg Spin length ball, to leg on the front foot pushing, to cover for no runs, fielded by Zurmatai.

  • 38.3 - Waqar Salamkheil to Andrew Balbirnie. Left-Arm Leg Spin length ball, down leg side on the front foot working, to mid wicket for no runs, fielded by Mohammadi.

  • 38.2 - Waqar Salamkheil to Andrew Balbirnie. Left-Arm Leg Spin length ball, down leg side on the front foot working, to mid wicket for no runs, fielded by Mohammadi.

  • 38.1 - FOUR! Waqar Salamkheil to Andrew Balbirnie. Left-Arm Leg Spin back of a length, off stump on the back foot cutting, well timed past deep point for 4 runs. Balbirnie gracefully spanks his tenth boundary, he has been ruthless whenever the spinners have dropped short of a length. All of a sudden Ireland are closing in on parity.

  • 37.6 - Rashid Khan to Andrew Balbirnie. Googly back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot working, to mid wicket for 1 run, fielded by Salamkheil.

  • 37.5 - Rashid Khan to James McCollum. Googly back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot Late Cut, to short third man for 1 run, fielded by Nabi.

  • 37.4 - FOUR! Rashid Khan to James McCollum. Leg spinner back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot cutting, well timed past deep point for 4 runs. Oh dear, yet another cut shot rockets away. There have been plenty of gifts from the spinners in the last 40 minutes and these two have taken full advantage.

  • 37.3 - Rashid Khan to James McCollum. Leg spinner back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot pushing, to mid off for no runs, fielded by Ahmadzai.

  • 37.2 - Rashid Khan to Andrew Balbirnie. Leg spinner back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot Late Cut, to backward point for 1 run, mis-fielded by Nabi.

  • 37.1 - Rashid Khan to Andrew Balbirnie. Leg spinner length ball, off stump on the front foot defending, to silly point for no runs, fielded by Shahidi.

  • 36.6 - APPEAL! Waqar Salamkheil to James McCollum. Googly length ball, outside off stump on the front foot defending, missed to wicketkeeper for no runs, by Khail, appeal made for Caught. Loud appeal but the umpire shakes his head, it went clearly past the edge.

  • 36.5 - Waqar Salamkheil to James McCollum. Left-Arm Leg Spin half volley, off stump on the front foot driving, thick edge to third man for 2 runs, fielded by Khan.

  • 36.4 - Waqar Salamkheil to James McCollum. Left-Arm Leg Spin length ball, middle stump on the front foot defending, to point for no runs, fielded by Khan.

  • 36.3 - Waqar Salamkheil to Andrew Balbirnie. Left-Arm Leg Spin half volley, middle stump on the front foot driving, to mid off for 1 run, fielded by Afghan.

  • 36.2 - Waqar Salamkheil to Andrew Balbirnie. Left-Arm Leg Spin back of a length, middle stump on the back foot pushing, to mid off for no runs, fielded by Afghan.

  • 36.1 - FOUR! Waqar Salamkheil to Andrew Balbirnie. Left-Arm Leg Spin length ball, outside off stump on the back foot Late Cut, well timed past deep backward point for 4 runs. There's a change of bowling but not a change of results for Afghanistan, once again the ball rockets away to the boundary square on the offside. They desperately need to stem the flow of runs, not bowling short and wide would be a good start.

  • 35.6 - Rashid Khan to James McCollum. Leg spinner half volley, outside off stump on the front foot driving, thick edge to backward point for no runs, fielded by Nabi.

  • 35.5 - Rashid Khan to James McCollum. Googly length ball, outside off stump on the back foot defending, to silly point for no runs, fielded by Shahidi.

  • 35.4 - Rashid Khan to James McCollum. Leg spinner length ball, outside off stump on the front foot defending, to point for no runs, fielded by Nabi.

  • 35.3 - Rashid Khan to Andrew Balbirnie. Leg spinner length ball, outside off stump on the front foot pushing, to cover for 1 run, fielded by Momand.

  • 35.2 - Rashid Khan to Andrew Balbirnie. Leg spinner length ball, outside off stump on the front foot defending, to cover for no runs.

  • 35.1 - Rashid Khan to James McCollum. Leg spinner length ball, middle stump on the back foot working, to square leg for 1 run, fielded by Afghan.

  • 34.6 - Mohammad Nabi to Andrew Balbirnie. Off break length ball, outside off stump on the front foot defending, to short extra cover for no runs.

  • 34.5 - Mohammad Nabi to Andrew Balbirnie. Off break length ball, outside off stump on the front foot defending, to short extra cover for no runs.

  • 34.4 - FOUR! Mohammad Nabi to Andrew Balbirnie. Off break back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot driving, well timed past deep backward point for 4 runs. Nabi is leaking runs, something needs to change for the hosts here or their lead will quickly disappear. Balbirnie is having a great St Patrick's Day so far.

  • 34.3 - FOUR! Mohammad Nabi to Andrew Balbirnie. Off break back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot driving, well timed past deep backward point for 4 runs. Balbirnie reaches a maiden Test fifty with a typically classy stroke. Nabi fired it in flatter and quicker, the right-hander was quickly into position. He's continuing his excellent form from the ODIs.

  • 34.2 - Mohammad Nabi to Andrew Balbirnie. Off break length ball, middle stump on the front foot glancing, to short fine leg for no runs, fielded by Momand.

  • 34.1 - Mohammad Nabi to James McCollum. Off break half volley, outside off stump on the front foot driving, to extra cover for 1 run, fielded by Salamkheil.

  • 33.6 - Rashid Khan to Andrew Balbirnie. Leg spinner length ball, outside off stump on the back foot Late Cut, to backward point for no runs, fielded by Nabi.

  • 33.5 - Rashid Khan to Andrew Balbirnie. Leg spinner yorker, off stump on the front foot driving, to extra cover for no runs.

  • 33.4 - Rashid Khan to James McCollum. Googly back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot working, to backward square leg for 1 run, fielded by Afghan.

  • 33.3 - Rashid Khan to Andrew Balbirnie. Leg spinner length ball, middle stump on the back foot working, to mid wicket for 1 run, fielded by Salamkheil.

  • 33.2 - Rashid Khan to Andrew Balbirnie. Leg spinner length ball, down leg side on the front foot sweeping, Play and Miss (Leg Side) to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Khail.

  • 33.1 - Rashid Khan to Andrew Balbirnie. Leg spinner length ball, middle stump on the front foot defending, to silly mid off for no runs, fielded by Khan.

  • 32.6 - Mohammad Nabi to James McCollum. Off break length ball, off stump on the front foot defending, to mid wicket for no runs.

  • 32.5 - Mohammad Nabi to Andrew Balbirnie. Off break length ball, outside off stump on the back foot working, to square leg for 1 run, fielded by Khan.

  • 32.4 - Mohammad Nabi to Andrew Balbirnie. Off break length ball, outside off stump on the back foot defending, to silly mid on for no runs, fielded by Nabi.

  • 32.3 - Mohammad Nabi to Andrew Balbirnie. Off break length ball, off stump on the front foot pushing, back to bowler for no runs, fielded by Nabi.

  • 32.2 - Mohammad Nabi to Andrew Balbirnie. Off break length ball, off stump on the front foot defending, to silly mid on for no runs, fielded by Nabi.

  • 32.1 - Mohammad Nabi to Andrew Balbirnie. Off break half volley, middle stump on the front foot working, to mid wicket for no runs.

  • 31.6 - Rashid Khan to James McCollum. Googly back of a length, middle stump on the back foot working, to short fine leg for no runs, fielded by Ahmadzai.

  • 31.5 - Rashid Khan to James McCollum. Leg spinner back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot driving, to cover for no runs, fielded by Momand.

  • 31.4 - Rashid Khan to James McCollum. Leg spinner length ball, to leg on the back foot defending, to short leg for no runs, fielded by Shahidi.

  • 31.3 - Rashid Khan to James McCollum. Leg spinner length ball, outside off stump on the back foot defending, back to bowler for no runs, fielded by Khan.

  • 31.2 - Rashid Khan to James McCollum. Leg spinner length ball, outside off stump on the front foot defending, to point for no runs, fielded by Momand.

  • 31.1 - Rashid Khan to James McCollum. Googly length ball, outside off stump on the front foot defending, back to bowler for no runs, fielded by Khan.

  • 30.6 - Mohammad Nabi to Andrew Balbirnie. Off break length ball, middle stump on the front foot working, to short mid wicket for no runs.

  • 30.5 - Mohammad Nabi to Andrew Balbirnie. Off break length ball, off stump on the front foot defending, to silly mid on for no runs.

  • 30.4 - Mohammad Nabi to Andrew Balbirnie. Off break length ball, outside off stump on the front foot defending, back to bowler for no runs, fielded by Nabi.

  • 30.3 - Mohammad Nabi to Andrew Balbirnie. Off break half volley, off stump on the front foot sweeping, to short fine leg for no runs, fielded by Momand.

  • 30.2 - Mohammad Nabi to James McCollum. Off break back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot pushing, to extra cover for 1 run, shy attempt by Salamkheil.

  • 30.1 - Mohammad Nabi to Andrew Balbirnie. Off break back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot cutting, to point for 1 run, fielded by Afghan.

  • 29.6 - Rashid Khan to Andrew Balbirnie. Leg spinner length ball, down leg side on the back foot working, to mid wicket for 1 run, fielded by Salamkheil.

  • 29.5 - FOUR! Rashid Khan to Andrew Balbirnie. Leg spinner half volley, outside off stump on the front foot driving, well timed past deep cover for 4 runs. Fantastic stroke, pouncing on the width and thrashing it through the covers. This partnership is doing a great job for the tourists, the boundaries have been flowing in the last few overs. Afghanistan need a breakthrough.

  • 29.4 - APPEAL! Rashid Khan to Andrew Balbirnie. Googly length ball, down leg side on the front foot defending, hit pad to silly point for no runs, fielded by Khail, appeal made for L.B.W. That's a much better shout, still won't be given though because it has pitched outside the line of leg stump.

  • 29.3 - APPEAL! Rashid Khan to Andrew Balbirnie. Leg spinner back of a length, down leg side on the back foot pushing, to extra cover for no runs, fielded by Momand, appeal made for L.B.W. I'm not sure what that appeal is all about, the ball came off the middle of the bat.

  • 29.2 - Rashid Khan to Andrew Balbirnie. Leg spinner half volley, down leg side on the front foot working, to short leg for no runs, fielded by Shahidi.

  • 29.1 - Rashid Khan to Andrew Balbirnie. Leg spinner full toss, middle stump on the front foot driving, to deep extra cover for 2 runs, fielded by Ahmadzai.

  • 28.6 - Mohammad Nabi to James McCollum. Off break length ball, middle stump on the front foot defending, to silly mid on for no runs.

  • 28.5 - FOUR! Mohammad Nabi to James McCollum. Off break back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot cutting, well timed past deep point for 4 runs. Same again, this time McCollum slaps it slightly squarer for another boundary. Nabi is annoyed with himself, he knows it is poor bowling.

  • 28.4 - FOUR! Mohammad Nabi to James McCollum. Off break back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot Late Cut, well timed past deep backward point for 4 runs. Chopped fine, easy pickings for McCollum with no fielders square on the offside. Nabi needs to be much fuller than that.

  • 28.3 - Mohammad Nabi to James McCollum. Off break length ball, middle stump on the front foot defending, to short mid wicket for no runs.

  • 28.2 - Mohammad Nabi to Andrew Balbirnie. Off break half volley, middle stump on the front foot working, to backward square leg for 1 run, fielded by Momand.

  • 28.1 - Mohammad Nabi to Andrew Balbirnie. Off break back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot cutting, missed to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Khail.

  • 27.6 - Rashid Khan to James McCollum. Leg spinner half volley, middle stump on the front foot pushing, back to bowler for no runs, fielded by Khan.

  • 27.5 - Rashid Khan to James McCollum. Leg spinner half volley, outside off stump on the front foot driving, to cover for no runs.

  • 27.4 - FOUR! Rashid Khan to James McCollum. Googly yorker, off stump on the front foot pushing, thick edge past third man for 4 runs. Squeezed away, McCollum wasn't really looking to score from that delivery but he'll happily take the runs.

  • 27.3 - Rashid Khan to James McCollum. Leg spinner half volley, to leg on the front foot pushing, back to bowler for no runs, fielded by Khan.

  • 27.2 - Rashid Khan to James McCollum. Googly back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot working, to mid wicket for no runs, fielded by Zurmatai.

  • 27.1 - Rashid Khan to James McCollum. Leg spinner length ball, outside off stump on the front foot defending, to mid on for no runs, fielded by Zurmatai.

  • 26.6 - FOUR! Wafadar to Andrew Balbirnie. Short, outside off stump on the back foot pulling, well timed in the air under control past deep mid wicket for 4 runs. Wafadar has a clear plan to bowl lots of short balls but the pitch is so slow that Balbirnie has plenty of time to set himself. This one is crunched over mid wicket with a short-arm jab.

    Time for drinks after an hour of play on Day Three. Ireland have chipped away at the deficit with Andrew Balbirnie looking in solid touch, but they lost Paul Stirling in unfortunate circumstances when he was given LBW despite getting a clear inside edge. Afghanistan have kept things tight, the pitch remains pretty lifeless so it's tough for them to create chances.

  • 26.5 - Wafadar to Andrew Balbirnie. Short, outside off stump ducked, Left to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Khail.

  • 26.4 - Wafadar to Andrew Balbirnie. Short, outside off stump swayed away, Left to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Khail.

  • 26.3 - Wafadar to Andrew Balbirnie. Short, outside off stump ducked, Left to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Khail.

  • 26.2 - Wafadar to Andrew Balbirnie. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot pushing, to mid on for no runs, fielded by Afghan.

  • 26.1 - Wafadar to Andrew Balbirnie. Length ball, outside off stump on the back foot defending, to mid off for no runs, fielded by Salamkheil.

  • 25.6 - Rashid Khan to Andrew Balbirnie. Leg spinner half volley, outside off stump on the front foot driving, to cover for 1 run, fielded by Momand.

  • 25.5 - Rashid Khan to Andrew Balbirnie. Leg spinner half volley, outside off stump on the front foot driving, to cover for no runs, fielded by Momand.

  • 25.4 - Rashid Khan to Andrew Balbirnie. Googly length ball, outside off stump on the back foot cutting, to backward point for no runs, fielded by Nabi.

  • 25.3 - Rashid Khan to Andrew Balbirnie. Leg spinner half volley, outside off stump on the front foot driving, to cover for no runs, fielded by Momand.

  • 25.2 - Rashid Khan to Andrew Balbirnie. Leg spinner length ball, outside off stump on the front foot defending, back to bowler for no runs, fielded by Khan.

  • 25.1 - Rashid Khan to Andrew Balbirnie. Googly length ball, outside off stump on the front foot pushing, to cover for no runs, fielded by Ahmadzai.

  • 24.6 - Wafadar to James McCollum. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot defending, missed to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Khail.

  • 24.5 - Wafadar to James McCollum. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot defending, to short extra cover for no runs, fielded by Nabi.

  • 24.4 - Wafadar to Andrew Balbirnie. Short, outside off stump on the back foot pulling, to deep backward square leg for 1 run, fielded by Khan.

  • 24.3 - Wafadar to Andrew Balbirnie. In-swinging back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot pushing, to mid on for no runs, fielded by Afghan.

  • 24.2 - Wafadar to Andrew Balbirnie. Back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot defending, back to bowler for no runs, fielded by Momand.

  • 24.1 - Wafadar to Andrew Balbirnie. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot defending, back to bowler for no runs, fielded by Momand.

  • 23.6 - Rashid Khan to James McCollum. Leg spinner half volley, outside off stump on the front foot driving, to point for no runs, fielded by Momand.

    Steady accumulation for these two batsmen, the deficit is now 87 runs.

  • 23.5 - Rashid Khan to James McCollum. Leg spinner length ball, outside off stump on the back foot defending, missed to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Khail.

  • 23.4 - Rashid Khan to James McCollum. Leg spinner half volley, off stump on the front foot defending, to short extra cover for no runs, fielded by Nabi.

  • 23.3 - Rashid Khan to Andrew Balbirnie. Leg spinner full toss, down leg side on the front foot working, to deep mid wicket for 1 run, fielded by Salamkheil.

  • 23.2 - Rashid Khan to Andrew Balbirnie. Leg spinner length ball, outside off stump on the front foot, Left to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Khail.

  • 23.1 - Rashid Khan to Andrew Balbirnie. Leg spinner length ball, off stump on the front foot defending, to short extra cover for no runs, fielded by Nabi.

  • 22.6 - Wafadar to Andrew Balbirnie. Short, outside off stump on the back foot pulling, to fine leg for 1 run, fielded by Ahmadzai.

  • 22.5 - Wafadar to Andrew Balbirnie. Short, outside off stump ducked, Left to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Khail.

  • 22.4 - Wafadar to Andrew Balbirnie. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot, Left to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Khail.

  • 22.3 - Wafadar to Andrew Balbirnie. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot pushing, to extra cover for no runs, fielded by Nabi.

  • 22.2 - Wafadar to James McCollum. In-swinging length ball, middle stump on the front foot working, hit pad to short fine leg for 1 run, fielded by Khail.

  • 22.1 - Wafadar to James McCollum. Back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot defending, to silly point for no runs, fielded by Nabi.

  • 21.6 - Rashid Khan to James McCollum. Googly length ball, middle stump on the front foot pushing, to mid wicket for 1 run, fielded by Zurmatai.

  • 21.5 - Rashid Khan to James McCollum. Googly half volley, outside off stump on the front foot pushing, to short extra cover for no runs, fielded by Mohammadi.

  • 21.4 - Rashid Khan to James McCollum. Leg spinner yorker, middle stump on the front foot defending, to silly point for no runs, fielded by Khail.

  • 21.3 - Rashid Khan to James McCollum. Leg spinner back of a length, wide outside off stump on the back foot cutting, to backward point for no runs, fielded by Nabi.

  • 21.2 - Rashid Khan to Andrew Balbirnie. Leg spinner length ball, to leg on the front foot glancing, to short fine leg for 1 run, fielded by Afghan.

  • 21.1 - Rashid Khan to James McCollum. Googly length ball, outside off stump on the back foot working, to deep square leg for 1 run, fielded by Salamkheil.

  • 20.6 - Wafadar to Andrew Balbirnie. Back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot pushing, to mid on for no runs, fielded by Afghan.

  • 20.5 - Wafadar to Andrew Balbirnie. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot defending, to mid on for no runs, fielded by Afghan.

  • 20.4 - Wafadar to Andrew Balbirnie. Back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot pushing, to short extra cover for no runs, fielded by Nabi.

  • 20.3 - Wafadar to Andrew Balbirnie. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot, shoulders arms to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Khail.

  • 20.2 - Wafadar to Andrew Balbirnie. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot defending, to short mid wicket for no runs, fielded by Khan.

  • 20.1 - Wafadar to Andrew Balbirnie. Back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot driving, well timed to deep point for 2 runs, fielded by Nabi.

  • 20.1 - Wide Wafadar to Andrew Balbirnie. Back of a length, wide outside off stump on the back foot, Left to wicketkeeper for 1 run, fielded by Khail.

  • 19.6 - Mohammad Nabi to James McCollum. Off break length ball, outside off stump on the front foot defending, to silly mid on for no runs, fielded by Mohammadi.

  • 19.5 - Mohammad Nabi to James McCollum. Off break back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot working, to mid wicket for no runs, fielded by Zurmatai.

  • 19.4 - Mohammad Nabi to James McCollum. Off break length ball, outside off stump on the front foot defending, missed to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Khail.

  • 19.3 - Mohammad Nabi to Andrew Balbirnie. Off break length ball, off stump on the front foot working, to square leg for 1 run, fielded by Zurmatai.

  • 19.2 - Mohammad Nabi to Andrew Balbirnie. Off break length ball, outside off stump on the front foot defending, back to bowler for no runs, fielded by Nabi.

  • 19.1 - Mohammad Nabi to Andrew Balbirnie. Off break length ball, outside off stump on the back foot defending, to short leg for no runs, fielded by Shahidi.

  • 18.6 - Yamin Ahmadzai to James McCollum. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot defending, to extra cover for no runs, fielded by Nabi.

  • 18.5 - Yamin Ahmadzai to Andrew Balbirnie. In-swinging length ball, off stump on the back foot working, to backward square leg for 1 run, fielded by Momand.

  • 18.4 - Yamin Ahmadzai to James McCollum. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot driving, well timed to deep cover for 3 runs, fielded by Nabi, fielded by Shahidi.

  • 18.3 - Yamin Ahmadzai to James McCollum. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot, shoulders arms to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Khail.

  • 18.2 - Yamin Ahmadzai to James McCollum. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot, shoulders arms to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Khail.

  • 18.1 - Yamin Ahmadzai to James McCollum. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot defending, back to bowler for no runs, fielded by Ahmadzai.

  • 17.6 - Mohammad Nabi to Andrew Balbirnie. Off break length ball, outside off stump on the front foot defending, to silly mid off for no runs, fielded by Nabi.

  • 17.5 - FOUR! Mohammad Nabi to Andrew Balbirnie. Off break length ball, outside off stump on the front foot sweeping, well timed past fine leg for 4 runs. Balbirnie played plenty of sweeps during his recent ODI century here and it's just as effective against the red ball. He concentrated on placement and the fast outfield took care of the rest.

  • 17.4 - Mohammad Nabi to Andrew Balbirnie. Off break length ball, outside off stump on the back foot defending, to silly mid on for no runs, fielded by Mohammadi.

  • 17.3 - APPEAL! Mohammad Nabi to Andrew Balbirnie. Off break back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot cutting, missed to wicketkeeper for no runs, by Khail, appeal made for Caught. Afghanistan are getting very excited, they sense the pressure is on the Irish batsmen.

  • 17.2 - Mohammad Nabi to Andrew Balbirnie. Off break length ball, outside off stump on the front foot sweeping, to backward square leg for no runs, fielded by Salamkheil.

  • 17.1 - APPEAL! Mohammad Nabi to Andrew Balbirnie. Off break length ball, outside off stump on the front foot defending, inside edge to short leg for no runs, fielded by Shahidi, appeal made for L.B.W. A tiny inside edge just saves Balbirnie, otherwise that looked pretty close.

  • 16.6 - FOUR! Yamin Ahmadzai to James McCollum. Half volley, off stump on the front foot working, well timed past deep mid wicket for 4 runs. Overpitched and punished, McCollum gets off the mark with a stylish boundary.

  • 16.5 - Yamin Ahmadzai to James McCollum. Length ball, wide outside off stump on the front foot, shoulders arms to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Khail.

  • 16.4 - Yamin Ahmadzai to James McCollum. In-swinging length ball, outside off stump on the front foot defending, to gully for no runs, fielded by Zurmatai.

  • 16.3 - Yamin Ahmadzai to James McCollum. Out-swinging length ball, outside off stump on the front foot, shoulders arms to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Khail.

  • 16.2 - OUT! L.B.W. Yamin Ahmadzai to Paul Stirling. In-swinging length ball, outside off stump on the front foot defending, bat-pad to. Stirling is stunned as he sees the umpire raise the dreaded digit, he hasn't spotted the clear inside edge. There's not much Stirling can do about it, no DRS in this match so he has to trudge off disappointed after the poor decision. Afghanistan are delighted, it's a massive wicket for them. Ahmadzai continues to impress, hitting a consistent line and length to get his rewards.

  • 16.1 - Yamin Ahmadzai to Paul Stirling. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot pushing, to backward point for no runs, fielded by Shahidi.

  • 15.6 - Mohammad Nabi to Paul Stirling. Off break length ball, off stump on the front foot working, to backward square leg for 1 run, mis-fielded by Salamkheil.

  • 15.5 - Mohammad Nabi to Paul Stirling. Off break length ball, middle stump down the track defending, to silly mid on for no runs, fielded by Mohammadi.

  • 15.4 - Mohammad Nabi to Paul Stirling. Off break length ball, off stump on the front foot defending, to silly mid on for no runs, fielded by Mohammadi.

  • 15.3 - APPEAL! Mohammad Nabi to Paul Stirling. Off break length ball, middle stump on the front foot working, hit pad to short leg for no runs, by Shahidi, appeal made for Caught. Half an appeal, the umpire shakes his head because it just popped up off the pad. Smart take by the man under the lid.

  • 15.2 - Mohammad Nabi to Paul Stirling. Off break length ball, off stump on the front foot working, to mid wicket for no runs, fielded by Khan.

  • 15.1 - Mohammad Nabi to Andrew Balbirnie. Off break length ball, outside off stump on the back foot pushing, to backward point for 1 run.

  • 14.6 - Yamin Ahmadzai to Paul Stirling. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot defending, to mid off for no runs, fielded by Salamkheil.

  • 14.5 - Yamin Ahmadzai to Paul Stirling. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot defending, to short extra cover for no runs, fielded by Nabi.

  • 14.4 - Yamin Ahmadzai to Paul Stirling. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot defending, to short extra cover for no runs, fielded by Nabi.

  • 14.3 - FOUR! Yamin Ahmadzai to Paul Stirling. In-swinging length ball, middle stump on the front foot working, well timed past deep backward square leg for 4 runs. Pure timing, Stirling picks up his first boundary of the day courtesy of a neat tuck into the legside. The early signs this morning are good for Ireland, both batsmen looking in form.

  • 14.2 - Yamin Ahmadzai to Paul Stirling. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot, shoulders arms to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Khail.

  • 14.1 - Yamin Ahmadzai to Paul Stirling. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot defending, to short extra cover for no runs, fielded by Nabi.

  • 13.6 - Mohammad Nabi to Andrew Balbirnie. Off break length ball, off stump on the front foot defending, to silly mid on for no runs, fielded by Mohammadi.

  • 13.5 - Mohammad Nabi to Andrew Balbirnie. Off break length ball, outside off stump on the front foot defending, back to bowler for no runs, fielded by Nabi.

  • 13.4 - Mohammad Nabi to Paul Stirling. Off break back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot cutting, to point for 1 run, fielded by Afghan.

  • 13.3 - Mohammad Nabi to Paul Stirling. Off break length ball, outside off stump on the front foot working, to silly mid on for no runs, fielded by Mohammadi.

  • 13.2 - Mohammad Nabi to Paul Stirling. Off break length ball, outside off stump on the front foot defending, to silly mid off for no runs, fielded by Nabi.

  • 13.1 - APPEAL! Mohammad Nabi to Paul Stirling. Off break length ball, off stump on the front foot working, hit pad to short leg for no runs, fielded by Shahidi, appeal made for L.B.W. Some turn for Nabi straight away, too much in fact because that was going to miss the leg stump.

  • 12.6 - Yamin Ahmadzai to Andrew Balbirnie. In-swinging length ball, outside off stump on the front foot defending, to mid off for no runs, fielded by Salamkheil.

  • 12.5 - Yamin Ahmadzai to Andrew Balbirnie. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot, shoulders arms to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Khail.

  • 12.4 - FOUR! Yamin Ahmadzai to Andrew Balbirnie. Length ball, off stump on the front foot driving, well timed past long on for 4 runs. Sublime stroke, an early confidence booster for Balbirnie as he creams the ball back up the pitch between the non-striker and the stumps.

  • 12.3 - Yamin Ahmadzai to Andrew Balbirnie. In-swinging length ball, outside off stump on the front foot defending, inside edge to silly point for no runs, fielded by Zurmatai.

  • 12.2 - Yamin Ahmadzai to Andrew Balbirnie. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot defending, back to bowler for no runs, fielded by Ahmadzai.

  • 12.1 - Yamin Ahmadzai to Andrew Balbirnie. Seaming in length ball, outside off stump on the front foot, shoulders arms to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Khail.

  • 11.6 - Rashid Khan to Paul Stirling. Leg spinner length ball, off stump on the back foot working, to short mid wicket for no runs, fielded by Khail.

    Another gripping day of Test cricket in Dehradun has seen Afghanistan further cement their position of dominance over Ireland. Rahmat Shah and Hashmatullah Shahidi battled patiently through the morning session before expanding in the afternoon, putting on 130 for the third wicket in what could be the defining partnership of the match. Rahmat fell agonisingly short of his century but his skipper Asghar Afghan was able to capitalise on a tired attack by blazing a half century of his own. The tourists did well in the end to limit the hosts to a lead of 142 as they toiled away in the heat. The wicket of William Porterfield late in the evening was a huge boost for Afghanistan, leaving Ireland with a massive task to fight back tomorrow.

  • 11.5 - Rashid Khan to Andrew Balbirnie. Googly length ball, outside off stump on the front foot working, to square leg for 1 run, fielded by Shahidi.

  • 11.4 - Rashid Khan to Andrew Balbirnie. Leg spinner half volley, middle stump on the front foot pushing, to short extra cover for no runs, fielded by Mohammadi.

  • 11.3 - Rashid Khan to Andrew Balbirnie. Leg spinner length ball, off stump on the front foot defending, to silly mid on for no runs, fielded by Khan.

  • 11.2 - FOUR! Rashid Khan to Andrew Balbirnie. Leg spinner yorker, outside off stump on the front foot Steer, well timed past third man for 4 runs. Clever stroke, Balbirnie opened the face of the blade at the last moment to get it away from the man at backward point.

  • 11.1 - Rashid Khan to Andrew Balbirnie. Googly length ball, outside off stump on the back foot defending, to mid on for no runs, fielded by Momand.

  • 10.6 - Waqar Salamkheil to Paul Stirling. Left-Arm Leg Spin length ball, outside off stump on the front foot defending, to mid off for no runs, fielded by Afghan.

  • 10.5 - Waqar Salamkheil to Paul Stirling. Left-Arm Leg Spin back of a length, to leg on the back foot defending, to short extra cover for no runs, fielded by Nabi.

  • 10.4 - Waqar Salamkheil to Paul Stirling. Left-Arm Leg Spin length ball, middle stump on the front foot defending, to extra cover for no runs, fielded by Nabi.

  • 10.3 - Waqar Salamkheil to Paul Stirling. Left-Arm Leg Spin length ball, to leg on the back foot defending, to silly mid off for no runs, fielded by Salamkheil.

  • 10.2 - Waqar Salamkheil to Paul Stirling. Left-Arm Leg Spin back of a length, to leg on the back foot defending, back to bowler for no runs, fielded by Salamkheil.

  • 10.1 - Waqar Salamkheil to Paul Stirling. Left-Arm Leg Spin back of a length, middle stump on the back foot driving, to cover for no runs, fielded by Nabi.

  • 9.6 - Rashid Khan to Andrew Balbirnie. Googly back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot driving, to point for no runs, fielded by Nabi.

  • 9.5 - Rashid Khan to Andrew Balbirnie. Leg spinner yorker, down leg side on the front foot working, Play and Miss (Leg Side) to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Khail.

  • 9.4 - Rashid Khan to Paul Stirling. Leg spinner length ball, off stump on the front foot defending, inside edge to square leg for 1 run, fielded by Momand.

  • 9.3 - Rashid Khan to Paul Stirling. Leg spinner back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot pushing, to point for no runs, fielded by Nabi.

  • 9.2 - Rashid Khan to Paul Stirling. Googly length ball, outside off stump on the back foot defending, to short mid wicket for no runs, fielded by Zurmatai.

  • 9.1 - Rashid Khan to Paul Stirling. Googly short, middle stump on the back foot, Left to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Khail.

  • 8.6 - Yamin Ahmadzai to Andrew Balbirnie. In-swinging length ball, middle stump on the front foot working, to deep mid wicket for 2 runs, fielded by Khan.

  • 8.5 - Yamin Ahmadzai to Andrew Balbirnie. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot driving, to mid off for no runs, fielded by Salamkheil.

  • 8.4 - Yamin Ahmadzai to Andrew Balbirnie. In-swinging length ball, outside off stump on the front foot driving, to cover for no runs, fielded by Nabi.

  • 8.3 - Yamin Ahmadzai to Andrew Balbirnie. In-swinging length ball, outside off stump on the front foot defending, to mid off for no runs, fielded by Salamkheil.

  • 8.2 - Yamin Ahmadzai to Andrew Balbirnie. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot driving, to cover for no runs, fielded by Nabi.

  • 8.1 - Yamin Ahmadzai to Andrew Balbirnie. Back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot working, to short mid wicket for no runs, fielded by Khan.

  • 7.6 - Rashid Khan to Paul Stirling. Leg spinner length ball, middle stump on the front foot defending, back to bowler for no runs, fielded by Khan.

  • 7.5 - Rashid Khan to Andrew Balbirnie. Leg spinner length ball, middle stump on the back foot working, to mid wicket for 1 run, fielded by Momand.

  • 7.4 - Rashid Khan to Andrew Balbirnie. Googly back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot cutting, to backward point for no runs, fielded by Nabi.

  • 7.3 - Rashid Khan to Andrew Balbirnie. Top spinning length ball, outside off stump on the front foot, shoulders arms to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Khali.

  • 7.2 - Rashid Khan to Andrew Balbirnie. Leg spinner length ball, middle stump on the front foot defending, to silly mid on for no runs, fielded by Khan.

  • 7.1 - Rashid Khan to Andrew Balbirnie. Leg spinner length ball, outside off stump on the back foot cutting, to point for no runs, fielded by Nabi.

  • 6.6 - Yamin Ahmadzai to Paul Stirling. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot pushing, to mid off for no runs, fielded by Salamkheil.

  • 6.5 - FOUR! Yamin Ahmadzai to Paul Stirling. Short, outside off stump on the front foot pulling, well timed in the air under control past deep square leg for 4 runs. That's a stroke of real authority from Stirling, happy to swivel on the front foot due to the lack of pace in the surface.

  • 6.4 - Yamin Ahmadzai to Paul Stirling. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot pushing, to cover for no runs, fielded by Janat.

  • 6.3 - Yamin Ahmadzai to Paul Stirling. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot pushing, thick edge to extra cover for no runs, fielded by Salamkheil.

  • 6.2 - Yamin Ahmadzai to Andrew Balbirnie. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot pushing, to extra cover for 1 run, fielded by Salamkheil.

  • 6.1 - Yamin Ahmadzai to Andrew Balbirnie. Out-swinging length ball, outside off stump on the front foot, shoulders arms to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Khali.

  • 5.6 - Mohammad Nabi to Paul Stirling. Off break half volley, outside off stump on the front foot driving, to mid on for no runs, fielded by Momand.

  • 5.5 - Mohammad Nabi to Paul Stirling. Off break length ball, off stump on the front foot defending, to silly mid on for no runs, fielded by Mohammadi.

  • 5.4 - Mohammad Nabi to Paul Stirling. Off break length ball, off stump on the front foot working, to short mid wicket for no runs, fielded by Zurmatai.

  • 5.3 - Mohammad Nabi to Paul Stirling. Off break length ball, outside off stump on the back foot defending, to silly mid off for no runs, fielded by Nabi.

  • 5.2 - Mohammad Nabi to Paul Stirling. Off break length ball, outside off stump on the front foot defending, to short extra cover for no runs, fielded by Afghan.

  • 5.1 - Mohammad Nabi to Paul Stirling. Off break length ball, outside off stump on the back foot pushing, to deep backward point for 2 runs, fielded by Afghan, fielded by Janat.

  • 4.6 - Yamin Ahmadzai to Andrew Balbirnie. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot, shoulders arms to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Khali.

  • 4.5 - Yamin Ahmadzai to Andrew Balbirnie. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot defending, to mid off for no runs, fielded by Salamkheil.

  • 4.4 - Yamin Ahmadzai to Andrew Balbirnie. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot, Left to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Khali.

  • 4.3 - Yamin Ahmadzai to Andrew Balbirnie. Length ball, middle stump on the front foot driving, to mid on for no runs, fielded by Afghan.

  • 4.2 - Yamin Ahmadzai to Andrew Balbirnie. Out-swinging length ball, outside off stump on the front foot, shoulders arms to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Khali.

  • 4.1 - Yamin Ahmadzai to Andrew Balbirnie. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot working, mis-timed in the air uncontrolled to short mid wicket for no runs, fielded by Khan. That almost carried to the fielder, Balbirnie will have been worried for a moment.

  • 3.6 - Mohammad Nabi to Paul Stirling. Off break length ball, outside off stump on the front foot defending, back to bowler for no runs, fielded by Nabi.

  • 3.5 - Mohammad Nabi to Paul Stirling. Off break length ball, outside off stump on the front foot working, to mid wicket for no runs, fielded by Zurmatai.

  • 3.4 - Mohammad Nabi to Paul Stirling. Off break length ball, outside off stump on the back foot defending, back to bowler for no runs, fielded by Nabi.

  • 3.3 - Mohammad Nabi to Paul Stirling. Off break length ball, off stump on the front foot working, to mid wicket for no runs, fielded by Zurmatai.

  • 3.2 - Mohammad Nabi to Paul Stirling. Off break length ball, outside off stump on the back foot working, to short leg for no runs, fielded by Shahidi.

  • 3.1 - Mohammad Nabi to Paul Stirling. Off break length ball, outside off stump on the front foot sweeping, to short fine leg for no runs, fielded by Salamkheil.

  • 2.6 - Yamin Ahmadzai to Andrew Balbirnie. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot driving, to mid off for no runs, fielded by Salamkheil.

  • 2.5 - Yamin Ahmadzai to Andrew Balbirnie. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot defending, to mid off for no runs, fielded by Salamkheil.

  • 2.4 - Yamin Ahmadzai to Andrew Balbirnie. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot pushing, to point for no runs, fielded by Shahidi.

  • 2.3 - Yamin Ahmadzai to Paul Stirling. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot driving, to extra cover for 1 run, fielded by Nabi.

  • 2.2 - Yamin Ahmadzai to Paul Stirling. Out-swinging length ball, outside off stump on the front foot, shoulders arms to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Khali.

  • 2.1 - Yamin Ahmadzai to Paul Stirling. Length ball, off stump on the front foot defending, to short mid wicket for no runs, fielded by Khan.

  • 1.6 - FOUR! Mohammad Nabi to Andrew Balbirnie. Off break length ball, outside off stump on the back foot Late Cut, well timed past third man for 4 runs. Delicately played, the new cherry races off the blade for the first boundary of the innings. There was a bit of turn there for Nabi but Balbirnie watched it carefully.

  • 1.5 - Mohammad Nabi to Andrew Balbirnie. Off break length ball, middle stump on the front foot working, to short leg for no runs, fielded by Shahidi.

  • 1.4 - Mohammad Nabi to Andrew Balbirnie. Off break length ball, outside off stump on the front foot defending, to silly point for no runs, fielded by Khali.

  • 1.3 - Mohammad Nabi to Andrew Balbirnie. Off break length ball, off stump on the front foot defending, to short leg for no runs, fielded by Shahidi.

  • 1.2 - Mohammad Nabi to Andrew Balbirnie. Off break length ball, outside off stump on the front foot defending, back to bowler for no runs, fielded by Nabi.

  • 1.1 - Mohammad Nabi to Andrew Balbirnie. Off break back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot defending, to extra cover for no runs, fielded by Khan.

  • 0.6 - Yamin Ahmadzai to Paul Stirling. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot pushing, to mid on for no runs, fielded by Afghan.

  • 0.5 - Yamin Ahmadzai to Andrew Balbirnie. Length ball, middle stump on the front foot glancing, to fine leg for 1 run, fielded by Momand.

  • 0.4 - Yamin Ahmadzai to Andrew Balbirnie. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot, shoulders arms to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Khali.

  • 0.3 - Yamin Ahmadzai to Andrew Balbirnie. Length ball, off stump on the front foot defending, to mid on for no runs, fielded by Afghan.

  • 0.2 - OUT! Caught. Yamin Ahmadzai to William Porterfield. Seaming away length ball, middle stump on the front foot defending, outside edge to wicketkeeper, by Khali. What a start, wild celebrations from Afghanistan as they remove the Ireland captain for a duck. Superb new ball bowling by Ahmadzai, forcing the left-hander to play and extracting just enough nip to kiss the edge. Porterfield trudges off disappointed but there wasn't much he could do about that.

  • 0.1 - NEW BALL. Yamin Ahmadzai to William Porterfield. Out-swinging length ball, outside off stump on the front foot, shoulders arms to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Khali.

  • 106.3 - OUT! Caught. Stuart Thompson to Wafadar. Short, outside off stump on the back foot Steer, Gloved to second slip, by Balbirnie. Guided straight to the lone slip fielder, joy for Ireland as they finish off the Afghanistan innings. They will have to face 12 overs in response this evening.

    Rahmat Shah's stoic 98 plus half centuries from Hashmatullah Shahidi and Asghar Afghan have given Afghanistan a more than useful lead of 142 runs. At one stage it looked as though it could be much more, however Ireland fought hard once they broke the big third wicket partnership. Everyone chipped in with the ball in a disciplined display, now they need a much better batting effort second time around. The hosts know that a couple of wickets this evening will put them well on course for victory.

  • 106.2 - Stuart Thompson to Wafadar. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot driving, well timed to mid off for no runs, fielded by Stirling.

  • 106.1 - Stuart Thompson to Wafadar. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot pushing, to short extra cover for no runs, fielded by Dockrell.

  • 105.6 - Tim Murtagh to Wafadar. Half volley, outside off stump on the front foot driving, to mid off for 1 run, fielded by Porterfield.

  • 105.5 - Tim Murtagh to Waqar Salamkheil. Back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot pushing, to point for 1 run, fielded by Dockrell.

  • 105.4 - Tim Murtagh to Waqar Salamkheil. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot defending, to short extra cover for no runs, fielded by Stirling.

  • 105.3 - Tim Murtagh to Wafadar. Length ball, middle stump on the front foot Slog, missed to leg slip for 1 run, mis-fielded by Poynter, fielded by Balbirnie.

  • 105.2 - Tim Murtagh to Wafadar. Length ball, outside off stump down the track Slog, to short mid wicket for no runs, fielded by McCollum.

  • 105.1 - Tim Murtagh to Wafadar. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot driving, to cover for no runs, fielded by Dockrell.

  • 104.6 - Stuart Thompson to Waqar Salamkheil. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot defending, to short extra cover for no runs, fielded by Dockrell.

  • 104.5 - Stuart Thompson to Waqar Salamkheil. Back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot pushing, to short extra cover for no runs, fielded by Dockrell.

  • 104.4 - OUT! Caught. Stuart Thompson to Asghar Afghan. Back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot cutting, bottom edge to wicketkeeper, by Poynter. Poynter tumbles forward to safely pouch his first Test catch, a smart one because it was always dying on him. The ball was there to be hit but Asghar was surprised by the lack of bounce and could only get a little nick on it. Delight for Ireland, they know that their marathon fielding effort is almost over.

  • 104.3 - Stuart Thompson to Asghar Afghan. Length ball, off stump on the front foot working, to short mid wicket for no runs, fielded by Balbirnie.

  • 104.2 - Stuart Thompson to Asghar Afghan. Length ball, outside off stump on the back foot defending, back to bowler for no runs, fielded by Thompson.

  • 104.1 - Stuart Thompson to Asghar Afghan. Length ball, off stump on the front foot working, to fine leg for no runs, fielded by Murtagh.

  • 103.6 - Tim Murtagh to Wafadar. Half volley, off stump on the front foot defending, to cover for no runs, fielded by Stirling.

    Time for the final drinks break of the day with the shadows lengthening across the outfield. Asghar Afghan has propelled the lead up to 139 with a quickfire 67. Ireland will be keen to polish off this innings and get batting this evening.

  • 103.5 - Tim Murtagh to Wafadar. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot driving, missed to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Poynter.

  • 103.4 - Tim Murtagh to Wafadar. Length ball, middle stump on the front foot working, to silly mid on for no runs, fielded by McCollum.

  • 103.3 - Tim Murtagh to Wafadar. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot defending, missed to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Poynter.

  • 103.2 - Tim Murtagh to Wafadar. Length ball, off stump no foot movement defending, back to bowler for no runs, fielded by Murtagh.

  • 103.1 - Tim Murtagh to Wafadar. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot pushing, to short extra cover for no runs, fielded by Stirling.

  • 102.6 - SIX! George Dockrell to Asghar Afghan. Stock length ball, outside off stump down the track driving, well timed in the air under control over long on for 6 runs. Asghar continues to strike the ball with immense power, this might be his biggest six so far. He is finding the boundary regularly and the lead is quickly swelling.

  • 102.5 - George Dockrell to Asghar Afghan. Stock ball back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot pushing, to point for no runs, fielded by O'Brien.

  • 102.4 - George Dockrell to Asghar Afghan. Stock length ball, outside off stump on the front foot defending, to short extra cover for no runs, fielded by Thompson.

  • 102.3 - George Dockrell to Wafadar. Stock length ball, outside off stump on the back foot Late Cut, to short third man for 1 run, fielded by Cameron-Dow.

  • 102.2 - George Dockrell to Wafadar. Stock length ball, outside off stump on the front foot driving, to cover for no runs, fielded by Thompson.

  • 102.1 - George Dockrell to Wafadar. Stock length ball, off stump on the front foot defending, to silly mid off for no runs, fielded by Dockrell.

  • 101.6 - FOUR! Tim Murtagh to Asghar Afghan. Length ball, off stump backing away driving, well timed in the air under control past long off for 4 runs. Repeat dose, Murtagh doesn't look impressed at all. This partnership is beginning to get frustrating for Ireland.

  • 101.5 - FOUR! Tim Murtagh to Asghar Afghan. Length ball, off stump backing away driving, well timed in the air under control past long off for 4 runs. Smeared over the top, that wasn't a particularly pretty shot but it was certainly effective.

  • 101.4 - Tim Murtagh to Asghar Afghan. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot Steer, to backward point for no runs, fielded by O'Brien.

  • 101.3 - Tim Murtagh to Asghar Afghan. Length ball, off stump on the front foot defending, to short extra cover for no runs, fielded by Stirling.

  • 101.2 - Tim Murtagh to Asghar Afghan. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot defending, to silly mid on for no runs, fielded by Balbirnie.

  • 101.1 - Tim Murtagh to Asghar Afghan. Length ball, off stump on the back foot defending, to mid wicket for no runs, fielded by Thompson.

  • 100.6 - George Dockrell to Wafadar. Stock length ball, outside off stump on the front foot defending, to silly point for no runs, fielded by O'Brien.

  • 100.5 - FOUR! George Dockrell to Wafadar. Stock ball half volley, outside off stump on the front foot driving, well timed in the air under control past long off for 4 runs. Wafadar joins in the fun with a thump over the top, Afghanistan are approaching 300.

  • 100.4 - George Dockrell to Wafadar. Stock length ball, middle stump on the front foot defending, to silly point for no runs, fielded by O'Brien.

  • 100.3 - George Dockrell to Wafadar. Stock length ball, middle stump on the back foot defending, to short leg for no runs, fielded by McCollum.

  • 100.2 - George Dockrell to Wafadar. Stock ball half volley, outside off stump on the front foot driving, to mid on for no runs, fielded by Porterfield.

  • 100.1 - George Dockrell to Wafadar. Stock length ball, off stump on the front foot defending, to silly mid off for no runs, fielded by Dockrell.

  • 99.6 - Andy McBrine to Asghar Afghan. Off break length ball, outside off stump on the front foot working, to mid wicket for no runs, fielded by O'Brien.

  • 99.5 - SIX! Andy McBrine to Asghar Afghan. Off break length ball, off stump down the track driving, well timed in the air under control over long on for 6 runs. Another lusty blow takes Asghar to his maiden Test fifty, sensational stuff from him. These runs are really hurting the tourists.

  • 99.4 - Andy McBrine to Asghar Afghan. Off break length ball, off stump on the front foot defending, back to bowler for no runs, fielded by McBrine.

  • 99.3 - SIX! Andy McBrine to Asghar Afghan. Off break length ball, outside off stump down the track flick, well timed in the air under control over deep mid wicket for 6 runs. That's gone miles back into the stand, gigantic strike by the skipper. He has the license to play shots like this now with only the tail for company.

  • 99.2 - Andy McBrine to Asghar Afghan. Off break length ball, outside off stump on the back foot defending, to silly mid off for no runs, fielded by McBrine.

  • 99.1 - Andy McBrine to Asghar Afghan. Off break length ball, outside off stump on the front foot defending, to silly mid off for no runs, fielded by McBrine.

  • 98.6 - George Dockrell to Wafadar. Stock length ball, off stump on the front foot defending, to silly mid on for no runs, fielded by Dockrell.

  • 98.5 - George Dockrell to Wafadar. Stock length ball, outside off stump on the front foot defending, to backward point for no runs, fielded by Cameron-Dow.

  • 98.4 - OUT! L.B.W. George Dockrell to Yamin Ahmadzai. Stock length ball, off stump on the front foot defending, hit pad to. Another one, this is a carbon-copy of the previous wicket and Asghar can only look on helplessly from the non-striker's end. The Irish spinners are mopping up the Afghanistan tail pretty quickly in Dehradun.

  • 98.3 - George Dockrell to Asghar Afghan. Stock length ball, outside off stump on the front foot pushing, to cover for 1 run, fielded by McBrine.

  • 98.2 - FOUR! George Dockrell to Asghar Afghan. Stock length ball, to leg on the back foot glancing, well timed past fine leg for 4 runs. Clever stroke, using what little pace is on offer to deflect the ball very fine.

  • 98.1 - George Dockrell to Yamin Ahmadzai. Stock ball half volley, off stump on the front foot driving, to mid on for 1 run, fielded by Porterfield.

  • 97.6 - Andy McBrine to Asghar Afghan. Off break length ball, outside off stump on the back foot driving, back to bowler for no runs, fielded by McBrine.

  • 97.5 - Andy McBrine to Asghar Afghan. Off break length ball, outside off stump on the front foot working, to short mid wicket for no runs, fielded by Thompson.

  • 97.4 - Andy McBrine to Yamin Ahmadzai. Off break length ball, outside off stump on the front foot Steer, to backward point for 1 run, fielded by Balbirnie.

  • 97.3 - Andy McBrine to Yamin Ahmadzai. Off break length ball, outside off stump on the front foot defending, to short extra cover for no runs, fielded by Stirling.

  • 97.2 - Andy McBrine to Asghar Afghan. Off break half volley, off stump on the front foot working, to long on for 1 run, fielded by O'Brien.

  • 97.1 - Andy McBrine to Asghar Afghan. Off break length ball, outside off stump on the front foot defending, to silly mid on for no runs, fielded by McCollum.

  • 96.6 - George Dockrell to Yamin Ahmadzai. Stock length ball, outside off stump on the front foot defending, to silly mid off for no runs, fielded by Thompson.

  • 96.5 - OUT! L.B.W. George Dockrell to Rashid Khan. Stock length ball, off stump on the front foot defending, hit pad to. What a riposte from Dockrell, Rashid Khan is trapped in front straight after hitting two boundaries. Simple decision for the umpire, that was angling in and would have hit middle and leg stump. A short but sweet innings from the Afghan legspinner. Proud moment for Dockrell, he has his first Test wicket.

  • 96.4 - SIX! George Dockrell to Rashid Khan. Stock length ball, outside off stump down the track driving, well timed in the air under control over deep extra cover for 6 runs. Incredible stroke, skipping down the pitch and slightly to leg meaning he had plenty of room to free the arms. Goes inside-out over extra cover with aplomb to take the lead into three figures.

  • 96.3 - FOUR! George Dockrell to Rashid Khan. Stock length ball, outside off stump on the front foot sweeping, well timed past deep square leg for 4 runs. Off the mark in style, nailing a sweep with ferocious power.

  • 96.2 - George Dockrell to Asghar Afghan. Stock length ball, outside off stump on the front foot pushing, to short extra cover for 1 run, fielded by Thompson.

  • 96.1 - George Dockrell to Asghar Afghan. Stock length ball, outside off stump on the front foot Steer, to point for no runs, fielded by McBrine.

  • 95.6 - Andy McBrine to Asghar Afghan. Off break length ball, off stump down the track flick, to mid wicket for 1 run.

  • 95.5 - Andy McBrine to Asghar Afghan. Off break length ball, off stump on the back foot working, to mid wicket for no runs, fielded by Thompson.

  • 95.4 - Andy McBrine to Asghar Afghan. Off break half volley, outside off stump on the front foot driving, to cover for no runs, fielded by Stirling.

  • 95.3 - Andy McBrine to Asghar Afghan. Off break yorker, off stump on the front foot pushing, bat-pad back to bowler for no runs, fielded by McBrine.

  • 95.2 - Andy McBrine to Asghar Afghan. Off break length ball, outside off stump on the back foot working, to mid wicket for no runs, fielded by Thompson.

  • 95.1 - Andy McBrine to Asghar Afghan. Off break length ball, off stump on the front foot working, to short fine leg for no runs, fielded by Dockrell.

  • 94.6 - George Dockrell to Rashid Khan. Stock length ball, off stump on the front foot defending, back to bowler for no runs, fielded by Dockrell.

  • 94.5 - George Dockrell to Rashid Khan. Stock length ball, outside off stump on the front foot defending, to short extra cover for no runs, fielded by Thompson.

  • 94.4 - George Dockrell to Rashid Khan. Stock length ball, outside off stump on the front foot pushing, to short extra cover for no runs, fielded by Thompson.

  • 94.3 - George Dockrell to Rashid Khan. Stock ball half volley, outside off stump on the front foot driving, to cover for no runs, fielded by Cameron-Dow.

  • 94.2 - George Dockrell to Asghar Afghan. Stock ball half volley, outside off stump on the front foot driving, to deep cover for 1 run, fielded by Cameron-Dow.

  • 94.1 - FOUR! George Dockrell to Asghar Afghan. Stock length ball, off stump down the track driving, well timed in the air under control past long on for 4 runs. Asghar looks like he wants to up the tempo now with Afghanistan six wickets down. He's timed this sweetly but winces in pain, perhaps his shoulder injury is still troubling him.

  • 93.6 - Andy McBrine to Rashid Khan. Off break length ball, outside off stump on the front foot defending, to silly mid on for no runs, fielded by Dockrell.

  • 93.5 - OUT! Bowled. Andy McBrine to Ikram Ali Khail. Off break length ball, off stump on the front foot working, missed to. McBrine pumps the air as he gets one through the left-hander to pick up his second Test wicket. Ikram had been tied down for quite a while and was starting to look a bit anxious against the spinners. He ends up in an awkward tangle with this drifting into him and it sneaks between bat and pad. Ireland keep chipping away.

  • 93.4 - Andy McBrine to Ikram Ali Khail. Off break half volley, outside off stump on the front foot driving, back to bowler for no runs, fielded by McBrine.

  • 93.3 - Andy McBrine to Ikram Ali Khail. Off break length ball, outside off stump on the front foot defending, to cover for no runs, fielded by Cameron-Dow.

  • 93.2 - Andy McBrine to Asghar Afghan. Off break back of a length, off stump on the back foot working, to deep square leg for 1 run, fielded by Murtagh.

  • 93.1 - Andy McBrine to Asghar Afghan. Off break length ball, outside off stump on the front foot defending, back to bowler for no runs, fielded by McBrine.

  • 92.6 - George Dockrell to Ikram Ali Khail. Stock length ball, outside off stump on the back foot defending, to short extra cover for no runs, fielded by Stirling.

  • 92.5 - George Dockrell to Ikram Ali Khail. Stock ball half volley, outside off stump on the front foot driving, back to bowler for no runs, fielded by Dockrell.

  • 92.4 - George Dockrell to Ikram Ali Khail. Stock length ball, outside off stump on the back foot defending, to short extra cover for no runs, fielded by Stirling.

  • 92.3 - George Dockrell to Ikram Ali Khail. Stock length ball, outside off stump down the track driving, to extra cover for no runs, fielded by Stirling.

  • 92.2 - George Dockrell to Asghar Afghan. Stock length ball, off stump on the back foot working, to mid on for 1 run, fielded by Porterfield.

  • 92.1 - George Dockrell to Asghar Afghan. Stock length ball, outside off stump on the front foot working, to short leg for no runs, fielded by McCollum.

  • 91.6 - Andy McBrine to Ikram Ali Khail. Off break half volley, off stump on the front foot driving, to long on for 2 runs, fielded by O'Brien.

  • 91.5 - Andy McBrine to Ikram Ali Khail. Off break length ball, outside off stump on the back foot driving, to mid on for no runs, fielded by Porterfield.

  • 91.4 - Andy McBrine to Ikram Ali Khail. Off break back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot driving, to short extra cover for no runs, fielded by Thompson.

  • 91.3 - Andy McBrine to Asghar Afghan. Off break length ball, outside off stump on the back foot working, to square leg for 1 run, fielded by Dockrell.

  • 91.2 - Andy McBrine to Asghar Afghan. Off break length ball, off stump on the back foot working, to mid wicket for no runs, fielded by Dockrell.

  • 91.1 - FOUR! Andy McBrine to Asghar Afghan. Off break length ball, outside off stump on the front foot sweeping, well timed past deep square leg for 4 runs. Perfect execution of the sweep shot, rolling his wrists to keep it all along the turf after getting down low on one knee.

  • 90.6 - George Dockrell to Ikram Ali Khail. Stock length ball, outside off stump on the back foot defending, to short extra cover for no runs, fielded by Stirling.

  • 90.5 - George Dockrell to Ikram Ali Khail. Stock length ball, off stump on the front foot sweeping, to short fine leg for no runs, fielded by McBrine.

  • 90.4 - George Dockrell to Ikram Ali Khail. Stock length ball, outside off stump on the back foot defending, to short leg for no runs, fielded by McCollum.

  • 90.3 - George Dockrell to Ikram Ali Khail. Stock length ball, outside off stump on the back foot defending, to backward point for no runs, fielded by Cameron-Dow.

  • 90.2 - George Dockrell to Ikram Ali Khail. Stock length ball, outside off stump on the back foot defending, to silly mid on for no runs, fielded by Dockrell.

  • 90.1 - George Dockrell to Asghar Afghan. Stock length ball, outside off stump on the front foot pushing, to cover for 1 run, fielded by McBrine.

  • 89.6 - Andy McBrine to Ikram Ali Khail. Off break length ball, outside off stump on the front foot Steer, thick edge to third man for 2 runs, fielded by Murtagh.

  • 89.5 - Andy McBrine to Ikram Ali Khail. Off break length ball, outside off stump on the back foot driving, to point for no runs, fielded by Cameron-Dow.

  • 89.4 - Andy McBrine to Ikram Ali Khail. Off break length ball, off stump on the front foot defending, to short extra cover for no runs, fielded by Thompson.

  • 89.3 - Andy McBrine to Ikram Ali Khail. Off break back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot driving, to short extra cover for no runs, fielded by Thompson.

  • 89.2 - Andy McBrine to Asghar Afghan. Off break back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot driving, to long on for 1 run, fielded by O'Brien.

  • 89.1 - Andy McBrine to Asghar Afghan. Off break length ball, outside off stump down the track defending, to short extra cover for no runs, fielded by Stirling.

  • 88.6 - George Dockrell to Ikram Ali Khail. Stock length ball, outside off stump on the front foot defending, back to bowler for no runs, fielded by Dockrell.

  • 88.5 - George Dockrell to Ikram Ali Khail. Stock length ball, outside off stump on the back foot defending, to short extra cover for no runs, fielded by Stirling.

  • 88.4 - George Dockrell to Ikram Ali Khail. Stock length ball, outside off stump on the back foot defending, to short extra cover for no runs, fielded by Stirling.

  • 88.3 - George Dockrell to Ikram Ali Khail. Stock length ball, outside off stump on the back foot cutting, missed to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Poynter.

  • 88.2 - George Dockrell to Ikram Ali Khail. Stock length ball, outside off stump on the back foot defending, back to bowler for no runs, fielded by Dockrell.

  • 88.1 - George Dockrell to Ikram Ali Khail. Stock length ball, middle stump on the front foot working, to mid wicket for no runs, fielded by Thompson.

  • 87.6 - Tim Murtagh to Asghar Afghan. Half volley, off stump on the front foot driving, to cover for no runs, fielded by Dockrell.

    Time for tea in Dehradun after another engrossing session. Afghanistan have built a handy lead of 70 runs but Ireland fought back with three wickets in the afternoon sun. There was heartbreak for Rahmat Shah as he chopped one onto his stumps just two runs short of Afghanistan's first ever Test century, although he should still be proud of his quality knock.

  • 87.5 - Tim Murtagh to Asghar Afghan. Length ball, off stump on the front foot flick, to mid wicket for no runs, fielded by O'Brien.

  • 87.4 - Tim Murtagh to Asghar Afghan. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot defending, to short extra cover for no runs, fielded by Dockrell.

  • 87.3 - Tim Murtagh to Asghar Afghan. Half volley, off stump on the front foot driving, back to bowler for no runs, fielded by Murtagh.

  • 87.2 - Tim Murtagh to Asghar Afghan. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot working, to mid wicket for no runs, fielded by O'Brien.

  • 87.1 - Tim Murtagh to Asghar Afghan. Length ball, off stump on the front foot defending, to mid on for no runs, fielded by Porterfield.

  • 86.6 - Stuart Thompson to Ikram Ali Khail. Length ball, middle stump on the front foot defending, to silly mid off for no runs, fielded by Balbirnie.

  • 86.5 - Stuart Thompson to Ikram Ali Khail. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot pushing, to point for no runs, fielded by Cameron-Dow.

  • 86.4 - Stuart Thompson to Asghar Afghan. Back of a length, outside off stump down the track pushing, to backward point for 1 run, fielded by Balbirnie.

  • 86.3 - Stuart Thompson to Asghar Afghan. Length ball, off stump on the front foot working, to deep backward square leg for 2 runs, fielded by Stirling.

  • 86.2 - Stuart Thompson to Ikram Ali Khail. Length ball, down leg side on the front foot working, to fine leg for 1 run.

  • 86.1 - Stuart Thompson to Ikram Ali Khail. Half volley, outside off stump on the front foot driving, well timed to deep cover for 2 runs, fielded by McBrine, fielded by Cameron-Dow.

  • 85.6 - Tim Murtagh to Asghar Afghan. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot defending, to mid off for no runs, fielded by Stirling.

  • 85.5 - SIX! Tim Murtagh to Asghar Afghan. Length ball, outside off stump down the track Slog, well timed in the air under control over deep mid wicket for 6 runs. Wow, where did that come from? A waltz down the pitch and an almighty heave result in a six for the skipper. That is one way to see off the new ball I suppose.

  • 85.4 - Tim Murtagh to Asghar Afghan. Half volley, outside off stump on the front foot driving, back to bowler for no runs, fielded by Murtagh.

  • 85.3 - Tim Murtagh to Asghar Afghan. Back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot defending, to cover for no runs, fielded by McBrine.

  • 85.2 - Tim Murtagh to Asghar Afghan. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot defending, back to bowler for no runs, fielded by Murtagh.

  • 85.1 - Tim Murtagh to Asghar Afghan. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot defending, back to bowler for no runs, fielded by Murtagh.

  • 84.6 - APPEAL! Stuart Thompson to Ikram Ali Khail. In-swinging length ball, down leg side on the front foot glancing, hit pad to wicketkeeper for no runs, by Poynter, appeal made for Caught. Another appeal, there was a noise but it came from the ball tickling the pad.

  • 84.5 - APPEAL! Stuart Thompson to Ikram Ali Khail. In-swinging half volley, down leg side on the front foot working, hit pad to short mid wicket for no runs, fielded by O'Brien, appeal made for L.B.W. Hopeful appeal, Ireland are full of energy now with those two quick wickets. This was comfortably missing leg.

  • 84.5 - Wide Stuart Thompson to Ikram Ali Khail. Back of a length, wide outside off stump on the back foot, Left to wicketkeeper for 1 run, fielded by Poynter.

  • 84.4 - Stuart Thompson to Ikram Ali Khail. Length ball, off stump on the front foot defending, inside edge to point for no runs, fielded by Cameron-Dow.

  • 84.3 - Stuart Thompson to Ikram Ali Khail. Length ball, off stump on the front foot defending, to cover for no runs, fielded by McCollum.

  • 84.2 - Stuart Thompson to Asghar Afghan. Length ball, off stump on the front foot working, hit pad to backward square leg for 1 run, fielded by Cameron-Dow.

  • 84.1 - Stuart Thompson to Asghar Afghan. Back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot driving, to cover for no runs, fielded by Dockrell.

  • 83.6 - Tim Murtagh to Ikram Ali Khail. Length ball, off stump on the front foot defending, to point for no runs, fielded by McBrine.

  • 83.5 - Tim Murtagh to Ikram Ali Khail. In-swinging length ball, to leg on the front foot working, to short mid wicket for no runs, fielded by Dockrell.

  • 83.4 - Tim Murtagh to Ikram Ali Khail. In-swinging length ball, middle stump on the front foot defending, to mid off for no runs, fielded by Porterfield.

  • 83.3 - Tim Murtagh to Ikram Ali Khail. In-swinging length ball, middle stump on the front foot defending, back to bowler for no runs, fielded by Murtagh.

  • 83.2 - Tim Murtagh to Ikram Ali Khail. Back of a length, middle stump on the back foot pushing, to point for no runs, fielded by McBrine.

  • 83.1 - Tim Murtagh to Asghar Afghan. Length ball, off stump on the front foot working, to backward square leg for 1 run, fielded by McBrine.

  • 82.6 - Stuart Thompson to Ikram Ali Khail. Length ball, off stump on the front foot pushing, thick edge to backward point for no runs, fielded by Murtagh.

  • 82.5 - Stuart Thompson to Ikram Ali Khail. In-swinging length ball, middle stump on the front foot defending, back to bowler for no runs, fielded by Thompson.

  • 82.4 - OUT! Caught. Stuart Thompson to Mohammad Nabi. Length ball, middle stump on the front foot flick, mis-timed in the air uncontrolled to square leg, by Cameron-Dow. Another one, Ireland have been sparked back into life by this second new ball. Thompson can barely believe his luck, he knows this wasn't the greatest delivery but he celebrates all the same. Nabi won't be happy at all with his shot, tamely chipping to the man just in front of square when runs were on offer.

  • 82.3 - Stuart Thompson to Asghar Afghan. Length ball, to leg on the front foot working, hit pad to backward square leg for 1 run, fielded by Murtagh.

  • 82.2 - Stuart Thompson to Asghar Afghan. Back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot driving, to cover for no runs, fielded by McCollum.

  • 82.1 - Stuart Thompson to Asghar Afghan. Out-swinging length ball, outside off stump on the front foot defending, to short extra cover for no runs, fielded by McCollum.

  • 81.6 - Tim Murtagh to Mohammad Nabi. Length ball, off stump on the front foot defending, to short mid wicket for no runs, fielded by O'Brien.

  • 81.5 - Tim Murtagh to Mohammad Nabi. Out-swinging length ball, outside off stump on the front foot, shoulders arms to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Poynter.

  • 81.4 - OUT! Bowled. Tim Murtagh to Rahmat Shah. Back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot Late Cut, bottom edge to. Rahmat Shah, what have you done? He sinks to his knees crestfallen, unable to comprehend how this has knocked back middle stump. You've got to feel for him, he was just two runs away from making history. It was a fairly innocuous delivery and he's managed to chop on as the ball skids through lower than expected. What an anticlimax, he really deserved to make it to three figures. Big boost for Ireland, Murtagh finally gets some joy.

  • 81.3 - Tim Murtagh to Rahmat Shah. Out-swinging back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot driving, to cover for no runs, fielded by Thompson.

  • 81.2 - Tim Murtagh to Rahmat Shah. Back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot defending, to silly point for no runs, fielded by Dockrell.

  • 81.1 - Tim Murtagh to Rahmat Shah. Out-swinging length ball, outside off stump on the front foot defending, to point for no runs, fielded by McCollum.

  • 80.6 - Stuart Thompson to Asghar Afghan. Back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot working, to square leg for no runs, fielded by Cameron-Dow.

  • 80.5 - Stuart Thompson to Asghar Afghan. Out-swinging length ball, outside off stump on the front foot pushing, missed to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Poynter.

  • 80.4 - Stuart Thompson to Asghar Afghan. Out-swinging length ball, outside off stump on the front foot driving, to short extra cover for no runs, fielded by McCollum.

  • 80.3 - Stuart Thompson to Asghar Afghan. Out-swinging full toss, outside off stump on the front foot driving, back to bowler for no runs, fielded by Thompson.

  • 80.2 - Stuart Thompson to Asghar Afghan. Length ball, to leg on the front foot glancing, Play and Miss (Leg Side) to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Poynter.

  • 80.1 - NEW BALL. Stuart Thompson to Rahmat Shah. Out-swinging full toss, outside off stump on the front foot driving, to deep backward point for 1 run, fielded by McBrine.

  • 79.6 - Andy McBrine to Asghar Afghan. Off break length ball, to leg on the front foot flick, to square leg for no runs, fielded by O'Brien.

  • 79.5 - Andy McBrine to Asghar Afghan. Off break length ball, middle stump on the front foot defending, back to bowler for no runs, fielded by McBrine.

  • 79.4 - Andy McBrine to Asghar Afghan. Off break length ball, down leg side on the back foot pulling, Play and Miss (Leg Side) to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Poynter.

  • 79.3 - Andy McBrine to Asghar Afghan. Off break length ball, middle stump on the front foot working, to short mid wicket for no runs, fielded by Thompson.

  • 79.2 - Andy McBrine to Rahmat Shah. Off break length ball, off stump down the track driving, to long on for 1 run, fielded by Stirling.

  • 79.1 - Andy McBrine to Rahmat Shah. Off break length ball, outside off stump on the back foot pushing, to short mid wicket for no runs, fielded by Thompson.

  • 78.6 - James Cameron-Dow to Asghar Afghan. Stock length ball, to leg on the front foot driving, to short extra cover for no runs, fielded by Dockrell.

  • 78.5 - James Cameron-Dow to Rahmat Shah. Stock length ball, down leg side down the track working, to deep mid wicket for 1 run, fielded by Thompson.

  • 78.4 - James Cameron-Dow to Asghar Afghan. Stock length ball, down leg side on the back foot working, inside edge to short fine leg for 1 run, fielded by Murtagh.

  • 78.3 - James Cameron-Dow to Rahmat Shah. Stock length ball, down leg side on the front foot working, to mid wicket for 1 run, fielded by Thompson.

  • 78.2 - James Cameron-Dow to Rahmat Shah. Stock length ball, down leg side on the front foot pushing, to silly mid on for no runs, fielded by Cameron-Dow.

  • 78.2 - Wide James Cameron-Dow to Rahmat Shah. Stock length ball, down leg side on the front foot, Left to wicketkeeper for 1 run, fielded by Poynter.

  • 78.2 - Wide James Cameron-Dow to Rahmat Shah. Stock length ball, down leg side on the front foot, Left to wicketkeeper for 1 run, fielded by Poynter.

  • 78.2 - Wide James Cameron-Dow to Rahmat Shah. Stock ball back of a length, down leg side on the back foot working, Play and Miss (Leg Side) to wicketkeeper for 1 run, fielded by Poynter.

  • 78.1 - FOUR! James Cameron-Dow to Rahmat Shah. Stock ball short, outside off stump on the back foot driving, well timed past deep extra cover for 4 runs. Dispatched with disdain, Rahmat could have hit that anywhere he wanted because it was an awful long hop.

  • 77.6 - Andy McBrine to Rahmat Shah. Off break length ball, outside off stump down the track driving, to long on for 1 run, fielded by Stirling.

  • 77.5 - Andy McBrine to Rahmat Shah. Off break length ball, outside off stump on the front foot defending, to silly mid on for no runs, fielded by Thompson.

  • 77.4 - Andy McBrine to Asghar Afghan. Off break back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot driving, to extra cover for 1 run, fielded by Porterfield.

  • 77.3 - Andy McBrine to Asghar Afghan. Off break half volley, off stump on the front foot defending, back to bowler for no runs, fielded by McBrine.

  • 77.2 - Andy McBrine to Asghar Afghan. Off break length ball, outside off stump on the back foot driving, back to bowler for no runs, fielded by McBrine.

  • 77.1 - Andy McBrine to Asghar Afghan. Off break length ball, middle stump on the front foot flick, to mid wicket for no runs, fielded by Thompson.

  • 76.6 - James Cameron-Dow to Rahmat Shah. Stock ball full toss, outside off stump down the track flick, to deep mid wicket for 2 runs, fielded by Thompson.

  • 76.5 - James Cameron-Dow to Rahmat Shah. Stock ball half volley, to leg on the front foot pushing, to silly mid on for no runs, fielded by Cameron-Dow.

  • 76.4 - James Cameron-Dow to Rahmat Shah. Stock length ball, outside off stump on the front foot defending, to silly mid on for no runs, fielded by Cameron-Dow.

  • 76.3 - James Cameron-Dow to Asghar Afghan. Stock ball back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot working, to mid wicket for 1 run, fielded by Thompson.

  • 76.2 - James Cameron-Dow to Asghar Afghan. Stock length ball, outside off stump on the front foot driving, back to bowler for no runs, fielded by Cameron-Dow.

  • 76.1 - James Cameron-Dow to Asghar Afghan. Stock length ball, middle stump on the front foot defending, to silly mid on for no runs, fielded by Cameron-Dow.

  • 75.6 - Andy McBrine to Rahmat Shah. Off break length ball, to leg on the front foot sweeping, to short fine leg for no runs, fielded by McCollum.

    Afternoon drinks are being taken in Dehradun. McBrine managed to snare Shahidi LBW in that hour, however Rahmat continues to look composed as he approaches the first ever Test century by an Afghanistan batsman. The hosts already have a handy lead and still seven wickets remaining.

  • 75.5 - Andy McBrine to Rahmat Shah. Off break length ball, outside off stump on the back foot defending, back to bowler for no runs, fielded by McBrine.

  • 75.4 - Andy McBrine to Rahmat Shah. Off break length ball, outside off stump on the front foot defending, to short extra cover for no runs, fielded by Dockrell.

  • 75.3 - Andy McBrine to Asghar Afghan. Off break length ball, off stump down the track working, to square leg for 1 run, fielded by O'Brien.

  • 75.2 - Andy McBrine to Asghar Afghan. Off break back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot driving, to short mid wicket for no runs, fielded by Thompson.

  • 75.1 - Andy McBrine to Asghar Afghan. Off break back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot working, to mid wicket for no runs, fielded by Thompson.

  • 74.6 - Kevin O'Brien to Rahmat Shah. Back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot Steer, to backward point for no runs, fielded by Stirling.

  • 74.5 - Kevin O'Brien to Asghar Afghan. Back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot working, to square leg for 1 run, fielded by Cameron-Dow.

  • 74.4 - Kevin O'Brien to Rahmat Shah. Length ball, off stump on the front foot working, to deep square leg for 1 run, fielded by Cameron-Dow.

  • 74.3 - Kevin O'Brien to Rahmat Shah. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot driving, to cover for no runs, fielded by Dockrell.

  • 74.2 - Kevin O'Brien to Rahmat Shah. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot defending, to point for no runs, fielded by Stirling.

  • 74.1 - Kevin O'Brien to Rahmat Shah. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot defending, to silly mid off for no runs, fielded by McCollum.

  • 73.6 - FOUR! Andy McBrine to Asghar Afghan. Off break length ball, outside off stump down the track driving, in the air under control past long on for 4 runs. That's a very ambitious stroke from the skipper so early in his innings. He gets plenty of elevation but not much distance, in the end it trickles into the rope. That should encourage McBrine, it was a risky way to get off the mark.

  • 73.5 - Andy McBrine to Asghar Afghan. Off break length ball, off stump on the front foot defending, to short mid wicket for no runs, fielded by Thompson.

  • 73.4 - Andy McBrine to Rahmat Shah. Off break length ball, middle stump on the front foot sweeping, to fine leg for 3 runs, run save by McCollum, fielded by Balbirnie.

  • 73.3 - Andy McBrine to Rahmat Shah. Off break length ball, outside off stump on the front foot defending, to silly mid on for no runs, fielded by Thompson.

  • 73.2 - Andy McBrine to Rahmat Shah. Off break length ball, off stump on the front foot defending, to silly mid on for no runs, fielded by Thompson.

  • 73.1 - Andy McBrine to Rahmat Shah. Off break length ball, outside off stump on the back foot defending, to short leg for no runs, fielded by Thompson.

  • 72.6 - Kevin O'Brien to Asghar Afghan. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot driving, to short extra cover for no runs, fielded by Dockrell.

  • 72.5 - Kevin O'Brien to Asghar Afghan. Short, outside off stump on the back foot pulling, missed to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Poynter.

  • 72.4 - Kevin O'Brien to Rahmat Shah. Back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot working, to deep backward square leg for 1 run, fielded by Cameron-Dow.

  • 72.3 - Kevin O'Brien to Rahmat Shah. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot driving, to mid off for no runs, fielded by Murtagh.

  • 72.2 - Kevin O'Brien to Rahmat Shah. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot defending, to short extra cover for no runs, fielded by McCollum.

  • 72.1 - Kevin O'Brien to Rahmat Shah. Back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot cutting, to backward point for no runs, fielded by Stirling.

  • 71.6 - Andy McBrine to Asghar Afghan. Off break length ball, outside off stump on the front foot working, to short mid wicket for no runs, fielded by Thompson.

  • 71.5 - OUT! L.B.W. Andy McBrine to Hashmatullah Shahidi. Off break half volley, middle stump on the front foot sweeping, hit pad to. No hesitation from the umpire, the finger is straight up and Ireland finally get the breakthrough. Massive celebration from the bowler, he's pumped up to end the big partnership and boost his team's morale. Shahidi decided to sweep for the first time today, trying something different because of the prodigious turn two balls ago, and was trapped plumb LBW as it scooted under the blade.

  • 71.4 - Andy McBrine to Hashmatullah Shahidi. Off break length ball, outside off stump on the front foot defending, back to bowler for no runs, fielded by McBrine.

  • 71.3 - APPEAL! Andy McBrine to Hashmatullah Shahidi. Off break length ball, outside off stump on the front foot defending, missed to wicketkeeper for no runs, by Poynter, appeal made for Caught. Wonderful bowling, drift and spin take this past the outside edge. McBrine is looking threatening against the left-hander.

  • 71.2 - Andy McBrine to Hashmatullah Shahidi. Off break length ball, outside off stump on the front foot defending, to short extra cover for no runs, fielded by Thompson.

  • 71.1 - Andy McBrine to Hashmatullah Shahidi. Off break back of a length, off stump on the back foot pushing, to silly mid on for no runs, fielded by McBrine.

  • 70.6 - Kevin O'Brien to Rahmat Shah. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot pushing, to cover for no runs, fielded by Balbirnie.

  • 70.5 - Kevin O'Brien to Rahmat Shah. Back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot Steer, to backward point for no runs, fielded by Stirling.

  • 70.4 - Kevin O'Brien to Rahmat Shah. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot defending, to short extra cover for no runs, fielded by Dockrell.

  • 70.3 - Kevin O'Brien to Rahmat Shah. Back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot defending, to cover for no runs, fielded by Balbirnie.

  • 70.2 - Kevin O'Brien to Rahmat Shah. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot defending, to short extra cover for no runs, fielded by McCollum.

  • 70.1 - Kevin O'Brien to Rahmat Shah. Back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot Late Cut, to backward point for no runs, fielded by Stirling.

  • 69.6 - FOUR! James Cameron-Dow to Hashmatullah Shahidi. Stock ball back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot Late Cut, well timed past third man for 4 runs. Cameron-Dow is leaking runs at an alarming rate, he can't control his length making it tough for Porterfield to set the field appropriately. Time for a change I think.

  • 69.5 - James Cameron-Dow to Hashmatullah Shahidi. Stock length ball, outside off stump on the back foot Steer, to third man for 2 runs, fielded by Balbirnie.

  • 69.4 - FOUR! James Cameron-Dow to Hashmatullah Shahidi. Stock ball half volley, outside off stump on the front foot driving, well timed past deep extra cover for 4 runs. Fantastic stroke, smothering the spin and crunching it well in front of square to avoid the man in the deep.

  • 69.3 - James Cameron-Dow to Hashmatullah Shahidi. Stock length ball, outside off stump on the back foot Steer, to gully for no runs, fielded by Balbirnie.

  • 69.2 - James Cameron-Dow to Hashmatullah Shahidi. Stock ball half volley, outside off stump on the front foot pushing, back to bowler for no runs, fielded by Cameron-Dow.

  • 69.1 - James Cameron-Dow to Hashmatullah Shahidi. Stock length ball, outside off stump on the back foot defending, to gully for no runs, fielded by Balbirnie.

  • 68.6 - FOUR! Kevin O'Brien to Rahmat Shah. Length ball, middle stump on the front foot glancing, well timed past fine leg for 4 runs. The runs continue to flow for Rahmat Shah as Ireland start to look a little tired. O'Brien drifts onto the pads and it's easily tucked away fine.

  • 68.5 - Kevin O'Brien to Rahmat Shah. Length ball, off stump on the front foot driving, to silly mid on for no runs, fielded by McBrine.

  • 68.4 - Kevin O'Brien to Rahmat Shah. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot defending, to cover for no runs, fielded by Balbirnie.

  • 68.3 - Kevin O'Brien to Rahmat Shah. Length ball, off stump on the front foot defending, to short extra cover for no runs, fielded by Dockrell.

  • 68.2 - Kevin O'Brien to Rahmat Shah. Length ball, off stump on the front foot defending, to silly mid off for no runs, fielded by Dockrell.

  • 68.1 - FOUR! Kevin O'Brien to Rahmat Shah. Half volley, outside off stump on the front foot driving, well timed past deep extra cover for 4 runs. That's a picturesque punch and the ball rockets into a gap, Rahmat even holds the pose for the cameras.

  • 67.6 - James Cameron-Dow to Hashmatullah Shahidi. Stock ball half volley, outside off stump on the front foot defending, back to bowler for no runs, fielded by Cameron-Dow.

  • 67.5 - James Cameron-Dow to Rahmat Shah. Stock ball back of a length, down leg side on the back foot working, to backward square leg for 1 run, fielded by McBrine.

  • 67.4 - James Cameron-Dow to Rahmat Shah. Stock length ball, down leg side on the front foot, padded to silly mid on for no runs, fielded by Cameron-Dow.

  • 67.3 - James Cameron-Dow to Rahmat Shah. Stock length ball, down leg side on the front foot, Left to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Poynter.

  • 67.2 - FOUR! James Cameron-Dow to Rahmat Shah. Stock ball back of a length, off stump on the back foot Late Cut, well timed past deep backward point for 4 runs. Cameron-Dow is bowling too many loose deliveries, he can't build any pressure and Rahmat is punishing him with ease.

  • 67.1 - James Cameron-Dow to Rahmat Shah. Stock length ball, down leg side on the front foot, padded to short fine leg for no runs, fielded by McBrine.

  • 66.6 - Tim Murtagh to Hashmatullah Shahidi. Length ball, middle stump on the front foot defending, to short extra cover for no runs, fielded by McBrine.

  • 66.5 - Tim Murtagh to Hashmatullah Shahidi. Length ball, off stump on the front foot driving, to extra cover for no runs, fielded by Thompson.

  • 66.4 - Tim Murtagh to Hashmatullah Shahidi. Back of a length, to leg on the back foot Steer, to third man for 2 runs, fielded by Cameron-Dow. That's a half century for Shahidi and he looks very pleased. Runs were really tough for him to come by in the first hour today, he battled through it and is now reaping the rewards.

  • 66.3 - Tim Murtagh to Hashmatullah Shahidi. Length ball, middle stump on the front foot defending, to silly mid off for no runs, fielded by McBrine.

  • 66.2 - Tim Murtagh to Hashmatullah Shahidi. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot Steer, to backward point for no runs, fielded by Cameron-Dow.

  • 66.1 - Tim Murtagh to Hashmatullah Shahidi. Length ball, to leg on the front foot defending, to silly mid off for no runs, fielded by McBrine.

  • 65.6 - James Cameron-Dow to Rahmat Shah. Stock length ball, down leg side on the front foot, padded to silly point for no runs, fielded by McCollum.

  • 65.5 - James Cameron-Dow to Rahmat Shah. Stock length ball, down leg side on the front foot, padded to short leg for no runs, fielded by Poynter.

  • 65.4 - James Cameron-Dow to Rahmat Shah. Stock length ball, down leg side on the front foot, padded to short fine leg for no runs, fielded by Balbirnie.

  • 65.3 - FOUR! James Cameron-Dow to Rahmat Shah. Stock ball back of a length, down leg side on the back foot pulling, well timed past long on for 4 runs. Fractionally short and Rahmat is quick to pounce, taking Afghanistan into the lead. Rahmat is in complete command out there, he looks destined to score the first Test century for his country.

  • 65.2 - James Cameron-Dow to Hashmatullah Shahidi. Stock ball half volley, outside off stump on the front foot driving, to deep cover for 1 run, fielded by Murtagh.

  • 65.1 - James Cameron-Dow to Hashmatullah Shahidi. Stock length ball, outside off stump on the back foot Late Cut, to third man for 2 runs, fielded by Balbirnie.

  • 64.6 - Tim Murtagh to Rahmat Shah. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot defending, to silly mid on for no runs, fielded by McCollum.

  • 64.5 - Tim Murtagh to Rahmat Shah. Length ball, off stump on the front foot defending, back to bowler for no runs, fielded by Murtagh.

  • 64.4 - FOUR! Tim Murtagh to Rahmat Shah. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot driving, well timed past deep cover for 4 runs. Beautifully done, caressing the ball to the fence with a languid flowing stroke. Probably the best shot of the innings so far.

  • 64.3 - Tim Murtagh to Rahmat Shah. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot defending, to point for no runs, fielded by Thompson.

  • 64.2 - Tim Murtagh to Rahmat Shah. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot defending, to short extra cover for no runs, fielded by Balbirnie.

  • 64.1 - Tim Murtagh to Rahmat Shah. Length ball, off stump on the front foot defending, to silly mid on for no runs, fielded by McCollum.

  • 63.6 - James Cameron-Dow to Hashmatullah Shahidi. Stock ball yorker, outside off stump on the front foot driving, missed to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Poynter.

  • 63.5 - James Cameron-Dow to Hashmatullah Shahidi. Stock ball full toss, outside off stump on the front foot driving, back to bowler for no runs, fielded by Cameron-Dow.

  • 63.4 - James Cameron-Dow to Rahmat Shah. Stock ball back of a length, down leg side on the back foot pulling, to deep mid wicket for 1 run, fielded by O'Brien.

  • 63.3 - James Cameron-Dow to Rahmat Shah. Stock length ball, down leg side on the back foot defending, missed to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Poynter.

  • 63.2 - James Cameron-Dow to Rahmat Shah. Stock length ball, down leg side on the front foot, padded to short fine leg for no runs, fielded by McBrine.

  • 63.1 - James Cameron-Dow to Hashmatullah Shahidi. Stock ball back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot pulling, to deep mid wicket for 1 run, fielded by Thompson.

  • 62.6 - Tim Murtagh to Rahmat Shah. Reverse Swing-In half volley, off stump on the front foot driving, to mid off for no runs, fielded by Stirling.

  • 62.5 - Tim Murtagh to Rahmat Shah. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot defending, to short extra cover for no runs, fielded by Balbirnie.

  • 62.4 - Tim Murtagh to Rahmat Shah. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot defending, to silly mid off for no runs, fielded by Dockrell.

  • 62.3 - Tim Murtagh to Rahmat Shah. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot defending, to short extra cover for no runs, fielded by Balbirnie.

  • 62.2 - Tim Murtagh to Hashmatullah Shahidi. Length ball, down leg side on the front foot working, to fine leg for 1 run, fielded by Cameron-Dow.

  • 62.1 - Tim Murtagh to Hashmatullah Shahidi. Length ball, middle stump on the front foot defending, to short extra cover for no runs, fielded by McCollum.

  • 61.6 - James Cameron-Dow to Hashmatullah Shahidi. Stock ball back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot driving, to deep point for 1 run, fielded by Murtagh.

  • 61.5 - James Cameron-Dow to Hashmatullah Shahidi. Stock length ball, outside off stump on the front foot defending, to silly mid off for no runs, fielded by Cameron-Dow.

  • 61.4 - James Cameron-Dow to Hashmatullah Shahidi. Stock length ball, outside off stump moves in front defending, to short leg for no runs, fielded by McCollum.

  • 61.3 - James Cameron-Dow to Hashmatullah Shahidi. Stock length ball, wide outside off stump on the front foot, padded to first slip for no runs, fielded by Balbirnie.

  • 61.2 - James Cameron-Dow to Rahmat Shah. Stock ball back of a length, down leg side on the back foot pulling, to mid on for 1 run, fielded by Porterfield.

  • 61.1 - James Cameron-Dow to Rahmat Shah. Stock length ball, down leg side on the front foot defending, back to bowler for no runs, fielded by Cameron-Dow.

  • 60.6 - Andy McBrine to Hashmatullah Shahidi. Off break back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot driving, to extra cover for no runs, fielded by Thompson.

    An attritional morning in Dehradun has seen Afghanistan strengthen their grip on this Test against Ireland. Rahmat Shah and Hashmatullah Shahidi batted through the session in patient style, grinding down the tourists and finding more scoring opportunities as the bowlers began to tire. Rahmat became the first Afghan to score a Test half century and Shahidi will be looking to become the second this afternoon. Ireland kept their discipline but struggled for incisiveness on a placid pitch.

  • 60.5 - Andy McBrine to Hashmatullah Shahidi. Off break back of a length, middle stump on the back foot working, to fine leg for no runs, fielded by O'Brien. Bizarrely they refuse a single here, it looks like Rahmat doesn't want to face the last ball of the session. He'll look pretty silly if his partner gets out now.

  • 60.4 - Andy McBrine to Rahmat Shah. Off break back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot cutting, to cover for 1 run.

  • 60.3 - Andy McBrine to Rahmat Shah. Off break length ball, outside off stump down the track driving, to mid off for no runs, fielded by Murtagh.

  • 60.2 - Andy McBrine to Rahmat Shah. Off break length ball, outside off stump on the front foot defending, back to bowler for no runs, fielded by McBrine.

  • 60.1 - Andy McBrine to Rahmat Shah. Off break back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot pushing, to silly mid on for no runs, fielded by McBrine.

  • 59.6 - APPEAL! James Cameron-Dow to Hashmatullah Shahidi. Stock length ball, outside off stump on the front foot defending, hit pad to short leg for no runs, by McCollum, appeal made for Caught. Much more confident appeal this time but the umpire is equally confident in calling his not out decision. It popped up nicely for the man under the lid, however it was only off the pad.

  • 59.5 - APPEAL! James Cameron-Dow to Hashmatullah Shahidi. Stock length ball, wide outside off stump on the front foot, padded to first slip for no runs, by Balbirnie, appeal made for Caught. Half an appeal as this loops up off the pad, the ball was very close to the bat and the gloves but it looks like it just missed them.

  • 59.4 - James Cameron-Dow to Rahmat Shah. Stock ball full toss, outside off stump on the front foot working, to deep mid wicket for 1 run, fielded by O'Brien.

  • 59.3 - James Cameron-Dow to Hashmatullah Shahidi. Stock ball back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot pulling, to deep mid wicket for 1 run, fielded by Thompson.

  • 59.2 - James Cameron-Dow to Hashmatullah Shahidi. Stock length ball, outside off stump moves in front, hit pad to silly point for no runs, fielded by Poynter.

  • 59.1 - James Cameron-Dow to Rahmat Shah. Stock length ball, outside off stump on the front foot pushing, to deep cover for 1 run, fielded by Thompson.

  • 58.6 - Andy McBrine to Hashmatullah Shahidi. Off break back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot pushing, back to bowler for no runs, fielded by McBrine.

  • 58.5 - Andy McBrine to Hashmatullah Shahidi. Off break length ball, off stump on the front foot defending, back to bowler for no runs, fielded by McBrine.

  • 58.4 - Andy McBrine to Rahmat Shah. Off break length ball, outside off stump down the track driving, to mid on for 1 run, fielded by Dockrell.

  • 58.3 - Andy McBrine to Rahmat Shah. Off break length ball, outside off stump on the front foot defending, back to bowler for no runs, fielded by McBrine.

  • 58.2 - Andy McBrine to Rahmat Shah. Off break length ball, outside off stump on the back foot pushing, to silly mid on for no runs, fielded by Thompson.

  • 58.1 - Andy McBrine to Rahmat Shah. Off break length ball, outside off stump on the back foot pushing, to silly mid on for no runs, fielded by Thompson.

  • 57.6 - FOUR! James Cameron-Dow to Hashmatullah Shahidi. Stock ball half volley, outside off stump on the front foot driving, well timed past deep cover for 4 runs. Majestic shot, driving against the turn with the ball pitching in the rough. Shahidi smothered it with a large stride forward, perfect technique in these conditions.

  • 57.5 - James Cameron-Dow to Hashmatullah Shahidi. Stock length ball, outside off stump on the back foot, hit body to silly point for no runs, fielded by Poynter.

  • 57.4 - James Cameron-Dow to Hashmatullah Shahidi. Stock length ball, outside off stump on the back foot defending, to short mid wicket for no runs, fielded by McBrine.

  • 57.3 - James Cameron-Dow to Hashmatullah Shahidi. Stock length ball, outside off stump on the front foot defending, back to bowler for no runs, fielded by Cameron-Dow.

  • 57.2 - James Cameron-Dow to Hashmatullah Shahidi. Stock length ball, outside off stump on the back foot working, to short leg for no runs, fielded by McCollum.

  • 57.1 - FOUR! James Cameron-Dow to Hashmatullah Shahidi. Stock ball short, outside off stump on the back foot pulling, well timed past deep square leg for 4 runs. That's a rank delivery, Shahidi can rock back and pick his spot with a horizontal blade. The man under the lid had to duck for cover.

  • 56.6 - Stuart Thompson to Hashmatullah Shahidi. Short, outside off stump on the back foot pulling, to square leg for 1 run, fielded by Dockrell.

  • 56.5 - Stuart Thompson to Hashmatullah Shahidi. Short, outside off stump on the back foot, Left to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Poynter.

  • 56.4 - Stuart Thompson to Hashmatullah Shahidi. Back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot driving, to backward point for no runs, fielded by Cameron-Dow.

  • 56.3 - Stuart Thompson to Hashmatullah Shahidi. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot defending, to short extra cover for no runs, fielded by McCollum.

  • 56.2 - Stuart Thompson to Rahmat Shah. Length ball, middle stump on the front foot working, to deep backward square leg for 1 run, fielded by Cameron-Dow.

  • 56.1 - Stuart Thompson to Rahmat Shah. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot defending, to cover for no runs, fielded by McBrine.

  • 55.6 - James Cameron-Dow to Hashmatullah Shahidi. Stock length ball, outside off stump on the front foot defending, hit pad to silly point for no runs, fielded by Poynter.

    The lunch break is fast approaching, Ireland will be desperate to get a wicket before then. Rahmat and Shahidi continue to resist.

  • 55.5 - James Cameron-Dow to Hashmatullah Shahidi. Stock ball half volley, outside off stump on the front foot driving, back to bowler for no runs, fielded by Cameron-Dow.

  • 55.4 - James Cameron-Dow to Hashmatullah Shahidi. Stock length ball, outside off stump on the front foot defending, to silly mid on for no runs, fielded by Cameron-Dow.

  • 55.3 - James Cameron-Dow to Rahmat Shah. Stock ball full toss, to leg on the front foot flick, to deep square leg for 1 run, fielded by Murtagh.

  • 55.2 - James Cameron-Dow to Rahmat Shah. Stock length ball, middle stump on the front foot working, to short mid wicket for no runs, fielded by Poynter.

  • 55.1 - James Cameron-Dow to Rahmat Shah. Stock ball back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot pushing, to short extra cover for no runs, fielded by Dockrell.

  • 54.6 - Stuart Thompson to Hashmatullah Shahidi. Back of a length, middle stump on the back foot driving, to cover for no runs, fielded by McCollum.

  • 54.5 - Stuart Thompson to Hashmatullah Shahidi. Length ball, off stump on the front foot pushing, to extra cover for no runs, fielded by Stirling.

  • 54.4 - Stuart Thompson to Hashmatullah Shahidi. Back of a length, off stump on the back foot Steer, to third man for 2 runs, fielded by Cameron-Dow.

  • 54.3 - Stuart Thompson to Hashmatullah Shahidi. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot driving, to cover for no runs, fielded by Stirling.

  • 54.2 - Stuart Thompson to Hashmatullah Shahidi. Back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot driving, missed to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Poynter.

  • 54.1 - Stuart Thompson to Hashmatullah Shahidi. Back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot cutting, missed to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Poynter.

  • 53.6 - James Cameron-Dow to Rahmat Shah. Stock length ball, outside off stump on the front foot defending, to short extra cover for no runs, fielded by Dockrell.

  • 53.5 - James Cameron-Dow to Hashmatullah Shahidi. Stock ball half volley, outside off stump on the front foot driving, to deep point for 1 run, fielded by Murtagh.

  • 53.4 - James Cameron-Dow to Hashmatullah Shahidi. Stock length ball, outside off stump on the front foot defending, back to bowler for no runs, fielded by Cameron-Dow.

  • 53.3 - James Cameron-Dow to Rahmat Shah. Stock ball back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot pulling, to mid on for 1 run, fielded by Porterfield.

  • 53.2 - James Cameron-Dow to Hashmatullah Shahidi. Stock ball back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot working, to fine leg for 1 run, fielded by McBrine.

  • 53.1 - James Cameron-Dow to Hashmatullah Shahidi. Stock length ball, outside off stump on the front foot defending, hit pad to short extra cover for no runs, fielded by Thompson.

  • 52.6 - Stuart Thompson to Rahmat Shah. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot pushing, to cover for no runs, fielded by Dockrell.

  • 52.5 - Stuart Thompson to Rahmat Shah. Length ball, off stump on the front foot pushing, to mid off for no runs, fielded by Murtagh.

  • 52.4 - Stuart Thompson to Hashmatullah Shahidi. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot driving, to deep backward point for 1 run, fielded by Cameron-Dow.

  • 52.3 - Stuart Thompson to Rahmat Shah. Back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot working, to deep square leg for 1 run, fielded by Cameron-Dow.

  • 52.2 - Stuart Thompson to Rahmat Shah. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot, shoulders arms to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Poynter.

  • 52.1 - Stuart Thompson to Rahmat Shah. Length ball, off stump on the front foot defending, back to bowler for no runs, fielded by Thompson.

  • 51.6 - James Cameron-Dow to Hashmatullah Shahidi. Stock length ball, outside off stump on the back foot, Left to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Poynter.

  • 51.5 - James Cameron-Dow to Hashmatullah Shahidi. Stock ball half volley, outside off stump on the front foot pushing, to silly mid off for no runs, fielded by Cameron-Dow.

  • 51.4 - James Cameron-Dow to Rahmat Shah. Stock length ball, outside off stump on the front foot defending, thick edge to third man for 1 run, fielded by McCollum.

  • 51.3 - James Cameron-Dow to Rahmat Shah. Stock length ball, outside off stump on the front foot defending, to short extra cover for no runs, fielded by McBrine.

  • 51.2 - James Cameron-Dow to Rahmat Shah. Stock ball half volley, middle stump on the front foot defending, to silly mid off for no runs, fielded by Cameron-Dow.

  • 51.1 - FOUR! James Cameron-Dow to Rahmat Shah. Stock ball back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot pulling, well timed past long on for 4 runs. Cameron-Dow enters the attack and starts with a dragged down delivery, easy pickings for a man who has been batting for as long as Rahmat. A subdued raise of the willow as the right-hander reaches fifty, the first Afghan to do so at Test level.

  • 50.6 - Stuart Thompson to Hashmatullah Shahidi. Length ball, to leg on the front foot defending, to short extra cover for no runs, fielded by McBrine.

  • 50.5 - Stuart Thompson to Rahmat Shah. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot driving, to mid on for 1 run, fielded by Porterfield.

  • 50.4 - FOUR! Stuart Thompson to Rahmat Shah. Length ball, middle stump on the front foot working, well timed past deep mid wicket for 4 runs. Elegantly clipped through the legside with impeccable timing, all of a sudden runs are flowing for Rahmat. He is approaching his maiden Test fifty.

  • 50.3 - Stuart Thompson to Rahmat Shah. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot driving, inside edge to mid wicket for no runs, fielded by Stirling.

  • 50.2 - Stuart Thompson to Hashmatullah Shahidi. Back of a length, middle stump on the back foot driving, to deep point for 1 run, fielded by Cameron-Dow.

  • 50.1 - Stuart Thompson to Hashmatullah Shahidi. Length ball, middle stump on the back foot pushing, to point for no runs, fielded by McCollum.

  • 49.6 - George Dockrell to Rahmat Shah. Stock length ball, outside off stump on the front foot pushing, thick edge to gully for no runs, fielded by Balbirnie.

  • 49.5 - George Dockrell to Hashmatullah Shahidi. Stock ball back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot pushing, to deep backward point for 1 run, fielded by Murtagh.

  • 49.4 - George Dockrell to Rahmat Shah. Stock ball half volley, outside off stump on the front foot driving, to deep extra cover for 1 run, fielded by Stirling.

  • 49.3 - FOUR! George Dockrell to Rahmat Shah. Stock length ball, outside off stump down the track driving, well timed in the air under control past long off for 4 runs. Another glorious stroke, powerfully lofted back over the bowler's head with impunity. Afghanistan are eating away at Ireland's lead as this partnership goes past fifty.

  • 49.2 - George Dockrell to Rahmat Shah. Stock length ball, outside off stump on the front foot defending, to short extra cover for no runs, fielded by McBrine.

  • 49.1 - George Dockrell to Rahmat Shah. Stock length ball, to leg on the front foot working, to short fine leg for no runs, fielded by Murtagh.

  • 48.6 - Stuart Thompson to Hashmatullah Shahidi. Back of a length, down leg side on the back foot working, to mid wicket for no runs, fielded by Dockrell.

  • 48.5 - Stuart Thompson to Hashmatullah Shahidi. Half volley, off stump on the front foot driving, inside edge to silly mid off for no runs, fielded by McBrine.

  • 48.4 - Stuart Thompson to Hashmatullah Shahidi. Back of a length, middle stump on the back foot Steer, to third man for 2 runs, fielded by Cameron-Dow.

  • 48.3 - Stuart Thompson to Hashmatullah Shahidi. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot driving, to cover for no runs, fielded by Stirling.

  • 48.2 - Stuart Thompson to Hashmatullah Shahidi. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot pushing, to backward point for no runs, fielded by Cameron-Dow.

  • 48.1 - Stuart Thompson to Hashmatullah Shahidi. Length ball, to leg on the back foot defending, to silly mid off for no runs, fielded by McBrine.

  • 47.6 - FOUR! George Dockrell to Rahmat Shah. Stock length ball, outside off stump down the track driving, well timed in the air under control past long off for 4 runs. Fantastic stroke, Rahmat is really starting to grow in confidence now that he has soaked up over 100 deliveries. Nimble footwork and a clean swing of the blade result in his sixth four.

  • 47.5 - George Dockrell to Rahmat Shah. Stock length ball, outside off stump on the front foot defending, to short extra cover for no runs, fielded by McBrine.

  • 47.4 - George Dockrell to Rahmat Shah. Stock ball half volley, outside off stump down the track cutting, to short extra cover for no runs, fielded by McBrine.

  • 47.3 - George Dockrell to Rahmat Shah. Stock ball half volley, middle stump on the front foot defending, to cover for no runs, fielded by McCollum.

  • 47.2 - George Dockrell to Rahmat Shah. Stock length ball, to leg on the front foot sweeping, to short fine leg for no runs, fielded by Murtagh.

  • 47.1 - George Dockrell to Hashmatullah Shahidi. Stock length ball, outside off stump on the front foot pushing, to point for 1 run, fielded by Balbirnie.

  • 46.6 - Stuart Thompson to Rahmat Shah. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot defending, to extra cover for no runs, fielded by McCollum.

    Time for drinks in Dehradun after an attritional start to play on Day Two. Ireland have bowled with impressive discipline but have nothing to show for it so far, with Rahmat and Shahidi biding their time on a slow track. There has been the occasional moment of luck for the batsmen, however for the most part they have looked in control.

  • 46.5 - Stuart Thompson to Rahmat Shah. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot, shoulders arms to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Poynter.

  • 46.4 - Stuart Thompson to Rahmat Shah. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot, shoulders arms to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Poynter.

  • 46.3 - Stuart Thompson to Hashmatullah Shahidi. Back of a length, down leg side on the back foot working, to square leg for 1 run, fielded by Dockrell.

  • 46.2 - Stuart Thompson to Hashmatullah Shahidi. Back of a length, down leg side on the back foot defending, to silly mid off for no runs, fielded by McBrine.

  • 46.1 - Stuart Thompson to Hashmatullah Shahidi. Length ball, to leg on the back foot defending, to silly mid off for no runs, fielded by McBrine.

  • 45.6 - George Dockrell to Rahmat Shah. Stock length ball, outside off stump on the front foot driving, to short extra cover for no runs, fielded by McCollum.

  • 45.5 - George Dockrell to Rahmat Shah. Stock length ball, outside off stump on the front foot defending, to point for no runs, fielded by McBrine.

  • 45.4 - George Dockrell to Rahmat Shah. Stock length ball, outside off stump on the front foot defending, to short extra cover for no runs, fielded by McCollum.

  • 45.3 - George Dockrell to Rahmat Shah. Stock length ball, outside off stump on the front foot driving, inside edge to fine leg for 2 runs, fielded by Murtagh.

  • 45.2 - George Dockrell to Rahmat Shah. Stock length ball, off stump on the front foot defending, to silly mid off for no runs, fielded by Dockrell.

  • 45.1 - George Dockrell to Rahmat Shah. Stock length ball, middle stump down the track driving, to mid on for no runs, fielded by Porterfield.

  • 44.6 - Stuart Thompson to Hashmatullah Shahidi. Length ball, middle stump on the front foot defending, to short extra cover for no runs, fielded by Dockrell.

  • 44.5 - Stuart Thompson to Hashmatullah Shahidi. Back of a length, off stump on the back foot driving, well timed to deep point for 2 runs, run save by Stirling, fielded by Cameron-Dow. This is the most confident shot we've seen from Shahidi this morning and yet he'll only pick up two runs thanks to an outstanding piece of athleticism by Stirling.

  • 44.4 - Stuart Thompson to Hashmatullah Shahidi. Length ball, to leg on the back foot defending, back to bowler for no runs, fielded by Thompson.

  • 44.3 - Stuart Thompson to Hashmatullah Shahidi. Back of a length, down leg side on the back foot defending, back to bowler for no runs, fielded by Thompson.

  • 44.2 - Stuart Thompson to Hashmatullah Shahidi. Back of a length, middle stump on the back foot defending, to short extra cover for no runs, fielded by McCollum.

  • 44.1 - Stuart Thompson to Hashmatullah Shahidi. Length ball, to leg on the front foot defending, back to bowler for no runs, fielded by Thompson.

  • 43.6 - George Dockrell to Rahmat Shah. Stock length ball, off stump on the front foot defending, back to bowler for no runs, fielded by Dockrell.

  • 43.5 - George Dockrell to Rahmat Shah. Stock ball full toss, outside off stump down the track driving, to mid off for no runs, fielded by Stirling.

  • 43.4 - George Dockrell to Rahmat Shah. Stock ball half volley, outside off stump on the front foot driving, thick edge to backward point for no runs, fielded by McBrine.

  • 43.3 - George Dockrell to Rahmat Shah. Stock length ball, off stump on the front foot defending, to short extra cover for no runs, fielded by McCollum.

  • 43.2 - George Dockrell to Rahmat Shah. Stock length ball, off stump on the back foot defending, back to bowler for no runs, fielded by Dockrell.

  • 43.1 - George Dockrell to Rahmat Shah. Stock ball half volley, outside off stump on the front foot driving, to short extra cover for no runs, fielded by McCollum.

  • 42.6 - Tim Murtagh to Rahmat Shah. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot working, to deep mid wicket for 1 run, fielded by Thompson.

  • 42.5 - Tim Murtagh to Rahmat Shah. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot pushing, to mid off for no runs, fielded by Stirling.

  • 42.4 - Tim Murtagh to Rahmat Shah. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot defending, to extra cover for no runs, fielded by Cameron-Dow.

  • 42.3 - Tim Murtagh to Rahmat Shah. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot driving, mis-timed in the air uncontrolled to mid off for no runs, fielded by Stirling. Fortune for Rahmat, that could've gone anywhere and it lands safely. He was through the shot way too early as the ball stuck in the surface.

  • 42.2 - Tim Murtagh to Rahmat Shah. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot defending, to short extra cover for no runs, fielded by Dockrell.

  • 42.1 - Tim Murtagh to Rahmat Shah. Reverse Swing-In length ball, outside off stump on the front foot pushing, to silly mid on for no runs, fielded by Dockrell.

  • 41.6 - George Dockrell to Hashmatullah Shahidi. Stock length ball, outside off stump on the front foot defending, to silly mid off for no runs, fielded by Dockrell.

  • 41.5 - George Dockrell to Hashmatullah Shahidi. Stock length ball, outside off stump on the back foot defending, to short leg for no runs, fielded by McCollum.

  • 41.4 - George Dockrell to Hashmatullah Shahidi. Stock length ball, outside off stump on the back foot defending, to short leg for no runs, fielded by McCollum.

  • 41.3 - George Dockrell to Hashmatullah Shahidi. Stock length ball, off stump on the front foot pushing, to mid on for no runs, fielded by Stirling.

  • 41.2 - George Dockrell to Hashmatullah Shahidi. Stock length ball, outside off stump on the back foot defending, to short leg for no runs, fielded by McCollum.

  • 41.1 - George Dockrell to Hashmatullah Shahidi. Stock length ball, outside off stump down the track driving, to mid off for no runs, fielded by Porterfield.

  • 40.6 - Tim Murtagh to Rahmat Shah. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot driving, to silly mid off for no runs, fielded by Dockrell.

  • 40.5 - Tim Murtagh to Rahmat Shah. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot driving, to mid off for no runs, fielded by Stirling.

  • 40.4 - Tim Murtagh to Rahmat Shah. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot driving, to silly mid off for no runs, fielded by Dockrell.

  • 40.3 - Tim Murtagh to Rahmat Shah. Length ball, off stump on the front foot pushing, to mid on for no runs, fielded by Porterfield.

  • 40.2 - Tim Murtagh to Rahmat Shah. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot defending, to short mid wicket for no runs, fielded by McCollum.

  • 40.1 - Tim Murtagh to Rahmat Shah. Length ball, off stump on the front foot defending, back to bowler for no runs, fielded by Murtagh.

  • 39.6 - George Dockrell to Hashmatullah Shahidi. Stock length ball, outside off stump on the front foot defending, back to bowler for no runs, fielded by Dockrell.

  • 39.5 - George Dockrell to Hashmatullah Shahidi. Stock length ball, outside off stump on the back foot defending, to silly point for no runs, fielded by Poynter.

  • 39.4 - George Dockrell to Hashmatullah Shahidi. Stock length ball, outside off stump on the back foot defending, to short extra cover for no runs, fielded by Cameron-Dow.

  • 39.3 - FOUR! George Dockrell to Hashmatullah Shahidi. Stock length ball, off stump down the track flick, well timed in the air under control past deep mid wicket for 4 runs. You could sense the pressure building on Shahidi, he goes for a big heave out of desperation and gets away with it. There are plenty of fielders waiting for a catch on the legside and this evades all of them. Encouragement for Dockrell, that was a very risky stroke.

  • 39.2 - George Dockrell to Hashmatullah Shahidi. Stock length ball, outside off stump on the front foot defending, to short mid wicket for no runs, fielded by Porterfield.

  • 39.1 - George Dockrell to Hashmatullah Shahidi. Stock length ball, middle stump on the front foot working, to square leg for no runs, fielded by Thompson.

  • 38.6 - Tim Murtagh to Rahmat Shah. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot pushing, inside edge to short extra cover for no runs, fielded by Dockrell.

  • 38.5 - Tim Murtagh to Hashmatullah Shahidi. Reverse Swing-In half volley, middle stump on the front foot driving, inside edge to fine leg for 1 run, fielded by O'Brien.

  • 38.4 - Tim Murtagh to Hashmatullah Shahidi. Length ball, middle stump on the front foot defending, to silly mid off for no runs, fielded by McBrine.

  • 38.3 - Tim Murtagh to Hashmatullah Shahidi. Back of a length, down leg side on the back foot defending, to short extra cover for no runs, fielded by McCollum.

  • 38.2 - Tim Murtagh to Hashmatullah Shahidi. Length ball, middle stump on the front foot defending, to silly mid off for no runs, fielded by McBrine.

  • 38.1 - Tim Murtagh to Hashmatullah Shahidi. Length ball, to leg on the front foot defending, to short mid wicket for no runs, fielded by Stirling.

  • 37.6 - FOUR! George Dockrell to Rahmat Shah. Stock ball full toss, middle stump down the track working, well timed past long on for 4 runs. Rahmat ventures from his crease for the first time today to meet this ball on the full and get the first boundary of day two.

  • 37.5 - George Dockrell to Rahmat Shah. Stock length ball, outside off stump on the front foot defending, to cover for no runs, fielded by Thompson.

  • 37.4 - George Dockrell to Rahmat Shah. Stock ball half volley, outside off stump on the front foot driving, to silly mid off for no runs, fielded by Dockrell.

  • 37.3 - George Dockrell to Rahmat Shah. Stock length ball, outside off stump on the front foot defending, to short extra cover for no runs, fielded by Thompson.

  • 37.2 - George Dockrell to Hashmatullah Shahidi. Stock length ball, outside off stump on the front foot pushing, inside edge to mid wicket for 1 run, fielded by Thompson.

  • 37.1 - George Dockrell to Rahmat Shah. Stock length ball, outside off stump on the front foot driving, to deep cover for 1 run, fielded by Cameron-Dow.

  • 36.6 - Tim Murtagh to Hashmatullah Shahidi. Length ball, off stump on the front foot defending, to silly mid off for no runs, fielded by McBrine.

  • 36.5 - Tim Murtagh to Hashmatullah Shahidi. Back of a length, middle stump on the back foot driving, to point for no runs, fielded by Cameron-Dow.

  • 36.4 - Tim Murtagh to Hashmatullah Shahidi. Length ball, down leg side on the front foot working, to mid wicket for no runs, fielded by Stirling.

  • 36.3 - Tim Murtagh to Hashmatullah Shahidi. Length ball, to leg on the front foot defending, back to bowler for no runs, fielded by Murtagh.

  • 36.2 - Tim Murtagh to Hashmatullah Shahidi. Length ball, off stump on the front foot defending, to short extra cover for no runs, fielded by McBrine.

  • 36.1 - Tim Murtagh to Hashmatullah Shahidi. Length ball, to leg on the front foot defending, back to bowler for no runs, fielded by Murtagh.

  • 35.6 - George Dockrell to Rahmat Shah. Stock length ball, outside off stump on the front foot defending, to short extra cover for no runs, fielded by Thompson.

    A very patient start made by Rahmat and Shahidi this morning, they are content to milk the singles and chip away at the deficit.

  • 35.5 - APPEAL! George Dockrell to Rahmat Shah. Stock length ball, middle stump on the front foot working, hit pad to backward point for no runs, fielded by Stirling, appeal made for L.B.W. Some excitement from the fielders but that was sliding down leg.

  • 35.4 - George Dockrell to Rahmat Shah. Stock length ball, outside off stump on the back foot pushing, to cover for no runs, fielded by Thompson.

  • 35.3 - George Dockrell to Rahmat Shah. Stock length ball, outside off stump on the front foot defending, to short extra cover for no runs, fielded by Thompson.

  • 35.2 - George Dockrell to Rahmat Shah. Stock length ball, off stump on the front foot defending, to silly mid off for no runs, fielded by Dockrell.

  • 35.1 - George Dockrell to Rahmat Shah. Stock length ball, outside off stump on the front foot driving, to cover for no runs, fielded by Thompson.

  • 34.6 - Tim Murtagh to Hashmatullah Shahidi. Length ball, middle stump on the front foot defending, to short extra cover for no runs, fielded by McBrine.

  • 34.5 - Tim Murtagh to Rahmat Shah. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot pushing, to point for 1 run, fielded by Thompson.

  • 34.4 - Tim Murtagh to Rahmat Shah. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot driving, to cover for no runs, fielded by Thompson.

  • 34.3 - Tim Murtagh to Rahmat Shah. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot defending, to cover for no runs, fielded by Thompson.

  • 34.2 - Tim Murtagh to Rahmat Shah. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot defending, to cover for no runs, fielded by Thompson.

  • 34.1 - Tim Murtagh to Rahmat Shah. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot defending, to silly mid off for no runs, fielded by Dockrell.

  • 33.6 - George Dockrell to Rahmat Shah. Stock length ball, to leg on the front foot working, to mid wicket for 1 run, fielded by Porterfield.

  • 33.5 - George Dockrell to Hashmatullah Shahidi. Stock ball back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot cutting, to deep cover for 1 run, fielded by O'Brien.

  • 33.4 - George Dockrell to Hashmatullah Shahidi. Stock length ball, outside off stump on the front foot defending, to short mid wicket for no runs, fielded by Porterfield.

  • 33.3 - George Dockrell to Hashmatullah Shahidi. Stock length ball, outside off stump on the front foot, padded to third man for no runs.

  • 33.2 - George Dockrell to Hashmatullah Shahidi. Stock length ball, off stump on the front foot pushing, to mid on for no runs, fielded by Stirling.

  • 33.1 - George Dockrell to Hashmatullah Shahidi. Stock length ball, outside off stump on the back foot defending, back to bowler for no runs, fielded by Dockrell.

  • 32.6 - Tim Murtagh to Rahmat Shah. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot defending, to silly mid off for no runs, fielded by Dockrell.

  • 32.5 - Tim Murtagh to Rahmat Shah. Length ball, off stump on the front foot defending, to silly mid on for no runs, fielded by O'Brien.

  • 32.4 - Tim Murtagh to Rahmat Shah. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot driving, to silly mid off for no runs, fielded by Dockrell.

  • 32.3 - Tim Murtagh to Rahmat Shah. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot defending, back to bowler for no runs, fielded by Murtagh.

  • 32.2 - Tim Murtagh to Rahmat Shah. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot defending, to silly mid on for no runs, fielded by O'Brien.

  • 32.1 - Tim Murtagh to Rahmat Shah. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot defending, to silly mid off for no runs, fielded by Dockrell.

  • 31.6 - Andy McBrine to Hashmatullah Shahidi. Off break length ball, outside off stump on the back foot defending, to silly mid on for no runs, fielded by McCollum.

  • 31.5 - Andy McBrine to Hashmatullah Shahidi. Off break length ball, off stump on the front foot defending, back to bowler for no runs, fielded by McBrine.

  • 31.4 - Andy McBrine to Hashmatullah Shahidi. Off break length ball, off stump on the front foot defending, to silly mid on for no runs, fielded by McBrine.

  • 31.3 - Andy McBrine to Hashmatullah Shahidi. Off break length ball, outside off stump on the front foot defending, to silly mid off for no runs, fielded by McBrine.

  • 31.2 - Andy McBrine to Hashmatullah Shahidi. Off break length ball, outside off stump on the back foot defending, to silly point for no runs, fielded by Poynter.

  • 31.1 - Andy McBrine to Hashmatullah Shahidi. Off break back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot driving, to cover for no runs, fielded by Dockrell.

  • 30.6 - George Dockrell to Hashmatullah Shahidi. Stock ball back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot cutting, to deep point for 1 run, fielded by O'Brien.

    An intriguing opening day in Dehradun has seen Afghanistan take control of the Only Test against Ireland, closing on 90/2 in response to 172 all out. Wickets tumbled in the morning session with the tourists unable to make the most of a positive start, before the unlikely pair of Tim Murtagh and George Dockrell mounted a recovery for the tourists in the afternoon. Their partnership of 87 rescued Ireland from a perilous position, with Murtagh registering a swashbuckling half century from number eleven. James Cameron-Dow managed to snare Mohammad Shahzad after a restrained knock of 40 from the opener, however the hosts remain on top with Rahmat Shah ticking along nicely until stumps. We'll be back tomorrow morning to see whether Ireland can make inroads or if Afghanistan will build a lead.

  • 30.5 - George Dockrell to Hashmatullah Shahidi. Stock length ball, outside off stump on the back foot Steer, missed to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Poynter.

  • 30.4 - George Dockrell to Hashmatullah Shahidi. Stock ball half volley, outside off stump on the front foot driving, to deep cover for 2 runs, fielded by Porterfield.

  • 30.3 - George Dockrell to Hashmatullah Shahidi. Stock length ball, outside off stump on the back foot defending, to silly point for no runs, fielded by Poynter.

  • 30.2 - George Dockrell to Hashmatullah Shahidi. Stock length ball, outside off stump on the front foot defending, to short extra cover for no runs, fielded by Porterfield.

  • 30.1 - George Dockrell to Hashmatullah Shahidi. Stock length ball, outside off stump on the front foot defending, outside edge to first slip for no runs, fielded by Balbirnie.

  • 29.6 - Stuart Thompson to Rahmat Shah. Back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot pushing, to mid off for no runs, fielded by Stirling.

  • 29.5 - Stuart Thompson to Rahmat Shah. Length ball, off stump on the front foot working, to square leg for no runs, fielded by McCollum.

  • 29.4 - Stuart Thompson to Rahmat Shah. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot defending, to mid off for no runs, fielded by Murtagh.

  • 29.3 - Stuart Thompson to Rahmat Shah. Back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot driving, to cover for no runs, fielded by O'Brien.

  • 29.2 - Stuart Thompson to Rahmat Shah. Back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot working, to square leg for no runs, fielded by McCollum.

  • 29.1 - Stuart Thompson to Hashmatullah Shahidi. Back of a length, down leg side on the back foot working, hit pad to backward square leg for 1 run, fielded by Poynter.

  • 28.6 - Andy McBrine to Rahmat Shah. Off break length ball, outside off stump on the front foot defending, back to bowler for no runs, fielded by McBrine.

  • 28.5 - Andy McBrine to Rahmat Shah. Off break half volley, outside off stump on the front foot pushing, to short extra cover for no runs, fielded by Thompson.

  • 28.4 - Andy McBrine to Hashmatullah Shahidi. Off break back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot driving, to deep point for 1 run, fielded by O'Brien.

  • 28.3 - Andy McBrine to Hashmatullah Shahidi. Off break length ball, middle stump on the front foot defending, back to bowler for no runs, fielded by McBrine.

  • 28.2 - Andy McBrine to Hashmatullah Shahidi. Off break length ball, off stump on the front foot defending, to silly mid on for no runs, fielded by McBrine.

  • 28.1 - Andy McBrine to Hashmatullah Shahidi. Off break length ball, off stump on the front foot defending, to silly mid on for no runs, fielded by McCollum.

  • 27.6 - Stuart Thompson to Rahmat Shah. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot, Left to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Poynter.

  • 27.5 - Stuart Thompson to Rahmat Shah. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot defending, to mid on for no runs, fielded by Murtagh.

  • 27.5 - No ball Stuart Thompson to Hashmatullah Shahidi. Back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot Steer, to backward point for 1 run, fielded by Stirling.

  • 27.4 - Stuart Thompson to Hashmatullah Shahidi. Length ball, outside off stump on the back foot defending, to short extra cover for no runs, fielded by Dockrell.

  • 27.3 - Stuart Thompson to Hashmatullah Shahidi. Back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot defending, to short extra cover for no runs, fielded by Dockrell.

  • 27.2 - Stuart Thompson to Hashmatullah Shahidi. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot driving, to silly mid on for no runs, fielded by Thompson.

  • 27.1 - Stuart Thompson to Hashmatullah Shahidi. Back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot driving, inside edge to short extra cover for no runs, fielded by Dockrell.

  • 26.6 - Andy McBrine to Rahmat Shah. Off break length ball, outside off stump on the front foot defending, to short extra cover for no runs, fielded by McBrine.

  • 26.5 - FOUR! Andy McBrine to Rahmat Shah. Off break length ball, outside off stump down the track driving, well timed in the air under control past long on for 4 runs. You could sense Rahmat was itching to find the boundary, he takes the aerial route with no qualms. Lofted high and handsome over the bowler's head.

  • 26.4 - Andy McBrine to Rahmat Shah. Off break length ball, outside off stump on the back foot defending, to short extra cover for no runs, fielded by Thompson.

  • 26.3 - Andy McBrine to Rahmat Shah. Off break length ball, middle stump down the track flick, inside edge to backward square leg for no runs, fielded by Murtagh.

  • 26.2 - Andy McBrine to Rahmat Shah. Off break length ball, outside off stump on the front foot defending, to silly mid on for no runs, fielded by McBrine.

  • 26.1 - Andy McBrine to Rahmat Shah. Off break length ball, outside off stump on the front foot defending, to extra cover for no runs, fielded by Thompson.

  • 25.6 - Stuart Thompson to Hashmatullah Shahidi. Back of a length, down leg side on the back foot defending, to short extra cover for no runs, fielded by Dockrell.

  • 25.5 - Stuart Thompson to Hashmatullah Shahidi. Back of a length, to leg on the back foot pushing, to short extra cover for no runs, fielded by Dockrell.

  • 25.4 - Stuart Thompson to Hashmatullah Shahidi. Length ball, off stump on the front foot defending, to short extra cover for no runs, fielded by Dockrell.

  • 25.3 - Stuart Thompson to Hashmatullah Shahidi. Length ball, down leg side on the front foot working, to mid wicket for no runs, fielded by Stirling.

  • 25.2 - Stuart Thompson to Hashmatullah Shahidi. Back of a length, down leg side on the back foot glancing, Play and Miss (Leg Side) to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Poynter.

  • 25.1 - Stuart Thompson to Hashmatullah Shahidi. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot, shoulders arms to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Poynter.

  • 24.6 - Andy McBrine to Hashmatullah Shahidi. Off break back of a length, off stump on the back foot working, to mid wicket for 1 run, fielded by Stirling.

  • 24.5 - Andy McBrine to Hashmatullah Shahidi. Off break length ball, outside off stump on the front foot defending, back to bowler for no runs, fielded by McBrine.

  • 24.4 - Andy McBrine to Hashmatullah Shahidi. Off break length ball, middle stump on the front foot defending, to silly mid on for no runs, fielded by McBrine.

  • 24.3 - Andy McBrine to Hashmatullah Shahidi. Off break back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot Late Cut, to deep backward point for 2 runs, fielded by O'Brien.

  • 24.2 - Andy McBrine to Hashmatullah Shahidi. Off break length ball, outside off stump on the back foot pushing, back to bowler for no runs, fielded by McBrine.

  • 24.1 - Andy McBrine to Hashmatullah Shahidi. Off break length ball, outside off stump on the front foot defending, to silly mid off for no runs, fielded by McBrine.

  • 23.6 - Stuart Thompson to Rahmat Shah. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot, shoulders arms to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Poynter.

  • 23.5 - Stuart Thompson to Rahmat Shah. Back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot pushing, to mid on for no runs, fielded by Murtagh.

  • 23.4 - Stuart Thompson to Rahmat Shah. Back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot pushing, to extra cover for no runs, fielded by O'Brien.

  • 23.3 - Stuart Thompson to Rahmat Shah. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot driving, to mid off for no runs, fielded by Porterfield.

  • 23.2 - Stuart Thompson to Rahmat Shah. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot defending, to extra cover for no runs, fielded by O'Brien.

  • 23.1 - Stuart Thompson to Rahmat Shah. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot defending, to short extra cover for no runs, fielded by O'Brien.

  • 22.6 - FOUR! James Cameron-Dow to Hashmatullah Shahidi. Stock ball back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot driving, well timed past deep cover for 4 runs. Glorious stroke, punching the ball at the top of its bounce and splitting the men in the covers perfectly.

  • 22.5 - James Cameron-Dow to Hashmatullah Shahidi. Stock length ball, outside off stump on the back foot cutting, missed to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Poynter.

  • 22.4 - James Cameron-Dow to Hashmatullah Shahidi. Stock ball yorker, outside off stump on the front foot driving, to silly mid off for no runs, fielded by Cameron-Dow.

  • 22.3 - James Cameron-Dow to Hashmatullah Shahidi. Stock ball back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot defending, to silly mid on for no runs, fielded by Cameron-Dow.

  • 22.2 - James Cameron-Dow to Rahmat Shah. Stock ball back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot driving, to deep cover for 1 run, fielded by McBrine.

  • 22.1 - James Cameron-Dow to Hashmatullah Shahidi. Stock ball back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot pulling, to deep backward square leg for 1 run, fielded by McBrine.

  • 21.6 - Stuart Thompson to Rahmat Shah. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot defending, to short extra cover for no runs, fielded by O'Brien.

  • 21.6 - No ball Stuart Thompson to Rahmat Shah. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot defending, to cover for 1 run, fielded by O'Brien.

  • 21.5 - Stuart Thompson to Rahmat Shah. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot defending, to short extra cover for no runs, fielded by O'Brien.

  • 21.4 - Stuart Thompson to Rahmat Shah. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot driving, to mid off for no runs, fielded by Porterfield.

  • 21.3 - Stuart Thompson to Rahmat Shah. Back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot pushing, mis-timed to silly point for no runs, fielded by Thompson.

  • 21.2 - Stuart Thompson to Rahmat Shah. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot defending, to short extra cover for no runs, fielded by Stirling.

  • 21.1 - APPEAL! Stuart Thompson to Rahmat Shah. Seaming in length ball, off stump on the front foot pushing, hit pad to short mid wicket for no runs, fielded by McBrine, appeal made for L.B.W. The umpire thinks long and hard about this before deciding it is probably sliding down leg. Correct call.

  • 20.6 - James Cameron-Dow to Hashmatullah Shahidi. Stock length ball, outside off stump on the front foot, Left for no runs, fielded by Poynter.

  • 20.6 - No ball James Cameron-Dow to Hashmatullah Shahidi. Stock length ball, outside off stump on the front foot defending, to silly mid off for 1 run, fielded by Cameron-Dow.

  • 20.5 - OUT! Caught & Bowled. James Cameron-Dow to Mohammad Shahzad. Stock length ball, outside off stump down the track driving, well timed in the air under control back to bowler, by Cameron-Dow. What a sensational grab that is, superb reactions to cling on to the stinging return catch. Shahzad connected sweetly with his booming drive and is stunned to see the bowler pluck it at ankle height. That's a massive moment late in the day, Shahzad was looking well set.

  • 20.4 - FOUR! James Cameron-Dow to Mohammad Shahzad. Stock length ball, outside off stump down the track driving, mis-timed in the air uncontrolled past long on for 4 runs. Shahzad looked very worried for a moment there as the ball skewed off the inner-half of his bat. Luckily for him it just clears mid on by a whisker and skips away to the rope.

  • 20.3 - APPEAL! James Cameron-Dow to Mohammad Shahzad. Stock length ball, outside off stump on the back foot Late Cut, missed to wicketkeeper for no runs, by Poynter, appeal made for Caught. Aborted appeal, they thought there was a little noise at first but then quickly changed their minds.

  • 20.2 - James Cameron-Dow to Mohammad Shahzad. Stock length ball, down leg side on the front foot sweeping, to fine leg for 2 runs, fielded by Murtagh.

  • 20.1 - James Cameron-Dow to Mohammad Shahzad. Stock length ball, to leg on the front foot defending, back to bowler for no runs, fielded by Cameron-Dow.

  • 19.6 - Andy McBrine to Rahmat Shah. Off break length ball, outside off stump on the front foot defending, to silly mid on for no runs, fielded by Dockrell.

  • 19.5 - FOUR! Andy McBrine to Rahmat Shah. Off break back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot pulling, well timed in the air under control past deep mid wicket for 4 runs. Clever stuff, he anticipated the length would be much shorter this time so went deep in the crease to access mid wicket. Rahmat looks to be in great form.

  • 19.4 - FOUR! Andy McBrine to Rahmat Shah. Off break full toss, outside off stump down the track driving, well timed past long on for 4 runs. Fancy footwork allows Rahmat to meet this delivery on the full and pick his spot with a forceful crunch.

  • 19.3 - Andy McBrine to Rahmat Shah. Off break half volley, outside off stump on the front foot pushing, back to bowler for no runs, fielded by McBrine.

  • 19.2 - Andy McBrine to Rahmat Shah. Off break length ball, outside off stump on the back foot defending, to silly point for no runs, fielded by Poynter.

  • 19.1 - Andy McBrine to Rahmat Shah. Off break length ball, outside off stump down the track flick, to mid wicket for no runs, fielded by Thompson.

  • 18.6 - James Cameron-Dow to Mohammad Shahzad. Stock length ball, outside off stump on the front foot defending, to silly mid off for no runs, fielded by Cameron-Dow.

  • 18.5 - James Cameron-Dow to Mohammad Shahzad. Stock length ball, to leg on the front foot sweeping, to fine leg for 2 runs, fielded by Murtagh.

  • 18.4 - James Cameron-Dow to Mohammad Shahzad. Stock length ball, middle stump on the front foot defending, back to bowler for no runs, fielded by Cameron-Dow.

  • 18.3 - James Cameron-Dow to Mohammad Shahzad. Stock length ball, outside off stump on the back foot pushing, to short extra cover for no runs, fielded by Dockrell.

  • 18.2 - FOUR! James Cameron-Dow to Mohammad Shahzad. Stock ball back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot Late Cut, well timed past third man for 4 runs. Intelligent batting, using the pace on offer and guiding it into a large gap. Ireland are starting to get pretty desperate for a wicket.

  • 18.1 - James Cameron-Dow to Mohammad Shahzad. Stock length ball, to leg on the front foot defending, to silly mid on for no runs, fielded by Cameron-Dow.

  • 17.6 - Andy McBrine to Rahmat Shah. Off break length ball, outside off stump on the back foot defending, to short leg for no runs, fielded by McCollum.

    It's time for the final drinks break of the day in Dehradun. Afghanistan have made sedate yet serene progress in response to Ireland's total of 172 all out. Mohammad Shahzad has been restrained for the most part, pouncing on the bad deliveries when they arrive in a very mature knock of 28. James Cameron-Dow is the one bowler to taste success this evening, trapping Ihsanullah LBW for his maiden Test scalp.

  • 17.5 - Andy McBrine to Rahmat Shah. Off break length ball, outside off stump on the front foot defending, thick edge to third man for 2 runs, fielded by Balbirnie.

  • 17.4 - Andy McBrine to Rahmat Shah. Off break length ball, outside off stump on the front foot defending, back to bowler for no runs, fielded by McBrine.

  • 17.3 - Andy McBrine to Rahmat Shah. Off break back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot pushing, back to bowler for no runs, fielded by McBrine.

  • 17.2 - Andy McBrine to Rahmat Shah. Off break length ball, outside off stump on the front foot defending, back to bowler for no runs, fielded by McBrine.

  • 17.1 - Andy McBrine to Mohammad Shahzad. Off break length ball, outside off stump on the back foot pushing, to point for 1 run.

  • 16.6 - James Cameron-Dow to Rahmat Shah. Stock ball back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot working, to mid on for no runs, fielded by Porterfield.

  • 16.5 - James Cameron-Dow to Rahmat Shah. Stock length ball, down leg side on the front foot sweeping, Play and Miss (Leg Side) to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Poynter.

  • 16.4 - James Cameron-Dow to Mohammad Shahzad. Stock ball full toss, middle stump on the front foot sweeping, leading edge to mid wicket for 1 run, fielded by Cameron-Dow.

  • 16.3 - James Cameron-Dow to Mohammad Shahzad. Stock length ball, outside off stump on the front foot defending, to short leg for no runs, fielded by McCollum.

  • 16.2 - FOUR! James Cameron-Dow to Mohammad Shahzad. Stock ball half volley, down leg side on the front foot sweeping, past fine leg for 4 runs. Four more, runs flowing for Shahzad as he moves swiftly onto 26 in Dehradun. All it needed was a little tickle from the paddle sweep.

  • 16.1 - FOUR! James Cameron-Dow to Mohammad Shahzad. Stock ball short, outside off stump on the back foot pulling, well timed past long on for 4 runs. That's a rank long hop and Shahzad is quick to wallop it for four. You can't get away with deliveries like that at this level.

  • 15.6 - Andy McBrine to Rahmat Shah. Off break length ball, down leg side on the front foot defending, back to bowler for no runs, fielded by McBrine.

  • 15.5 - Andy McBrine to Rahmat Shah. Off break length ball, outside off stump on the back foot driving, to extra cover for no runs, fielded by Murtagh.

  • 15.4 - Andy McBrine to Rahmat Shah. Off break length ball, middle stump on the front foot defending, back to bowler for no runs, fielded by McBrine.

  • 15.3 - Andy McBrine to Rahmat Shah. Off break length ball, outside off stump on the front foot defending, to silly mid on for no runs, fielded by Dockrell.

  • 15.2 - Andy McBrine to Rahmat Shah. Off break length ball, off stump on the back foot defending, to short leg for no runs, fielded by McCollum.

  • 15.1 - Andy McBrine to Rahmat Shah. Off break back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot pushing, to silly mid off for no runs, fielded by McBrine.

  • 14.6 - James Cameron-Dow to Mohammad Shahzad. Stock length ball, to leg on the front foot defending, to short leg for no runs, fielded by McCollum.

  • 14.5 - James Cameron-Dow to Rahmat Shah. Stock ball half volley, down leg side on the front foot pushing, to mid wicket for 1 run, fielded by Porterfield.

  • 14.4 - James Cameron-Dow to Rahmat Shah. Stock length ball, outside off stump on the front foot defending, to short leg for no runs, fielded by McCollum.

  • 14.3 - FOUR! James Cameron-Dow to Rahmat Shah. Stock ball yorker, down leg side on the front foot sweeping, bottom edge past fine leg for 4 runs. Just a little bit of willow is enough to divert this away from the keeper and very fine to the fence. A poor line from the bowler made it fairly easy for the batsman.

  • 14.2 - James Cameron-Dow to Rahmat Shah. Stock ball back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot working, to mid on for no runs, fielded by Porterfield.

  • 14.1 - James Cameron-Dow to Rahmat Shah. Stock length ball, middle stump on the front foot defending, to silly mid on for no runs, fielded by Cameron-Dow.

  • 13.6 - Andy McBrine to Mohammad Shahzad. Off break length ball, off stump on the front foot defending, to short mid wicket for no runs, fielded by Thompson.

  • 13.5 - Andy McBrine to Mohammad Shahzad. Off break length ball, outside off stump on the front foot defending, back to bowler for no runs, fielded by McBrine.

  • 13.4 - Andy McBrine to Mohammad Shahzad. Off break back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot driving, to extra cover for no runs, fielded by Murtagh.

  • 13.3 - Andy McBrine to Rahmat Shah. Off break half volley, off stump on the front foot driving, to mid on for 1 run, fielded by Murtagh.

  • 13.2 - Andy McBrine to Mohammad Shahzad. Off break half volley, outside off stump on the front foot driving, to long on for 1 run, fielded by Thompson.

  • 13.1 - Andy McBrine to Mohammad Shahzad. Off break length ball, outside off stump on the front foot defending, back to bowler for no runs, fielded by McBrine.

  • 12.6 - James Cameron-Dow to Mohammad Shahzad. Stock length ball, to leg on the front foot defending, inside edge to backward square leg for 1 run, fielded by Poynter.

  • 12.5 - James Cameron-Dow to Rahmat Shah. Stock ball back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot pushing, to cover for 1 run, mis-fielded by Dockrell, fielded by McBrine.

  • 12.4 - James Cameron-Dow to Rahmat Shah. Stock length ball, to leg on the front foot sweeping, hit pad to short fine leg for no runs, fielded by Murtagh.

  • 12.3 - OUT! L.B.W. James Cameron-Dow to Ihsanullah. Stock length ball, off stump on the front foot defending, hit pad to. There's the breakthrough, Cameron-Dow strikes with just his third delivery in Test cricket. Ihsanullah was looking to cover the turn and this skidded on with the arm to trap him in front. That should be a big boost to the spirits of the tourists, they were just beginning to look a little flat.

  • 12.2 - James Cameron-Dow to Ihsanullah. Stock length ball, middle stump on the front foot defending, to silly mid on for no runs, fielded by Cameron-Dow.

  • 12.1 - James Cameron-Dow to Ihsanullah. Stock ball half volley, down leg side on the front foot sweeping, Play and Miss (Leg Side) past fine leg for 4 runs, mis-fielded by Poynter.

  • 11.6 - SIX! Andy McBrine to Mohammad Shahzad. Off break half volley, outside off stump on the front foot driving, well timed in the air under control over long on for 6 runs. The shackles are off now and Shahzad is looking to go up the gears. This is the kind of shot we've become used to seeing from him in the shorter formats.

  • 11.5 - Andy McBrine to Mohammad Shahzad. Off break length ball, outside off stump on the back foot defending, back to bowler for no runs, fielded by McBrine.

  • 11.4 - FOUR! Andy McBrine to Mohammad Shahzad. Off break back of a length, off stump on the back foot pulling, well timed past deep mid wicket for 4 runs. You could feel the pressure building on the batsmen but it all dissipates in an instant as Shahzad clobbers a loose delivery to the fence.

  • 11.3 - Andy McBrine to Mohammad Shahzad. Off break length ball, off stump on the back foot defending, to short leg for no runs, fielded by McCollum.

  • 11.2 - Andy McBrine to Mohammad Shahzad. Off break length ball, outside off stump on the front foot defending, to silly mid on for no runs, fielded by McBrine.

  • 11.1 - Andy McBrine to Mohammad Shahzad. Off break length ball, outside off stump on the front foot defending, back to bowler for no runs, fielded by McBrine.

  • 10.6 - Tim Murtagh to Mohammad Shahzad. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot pushing, to point for 1 run, fielded by Thompson.

  • 10.5 - Tim Murtagh to Mohammad Shahzad. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot defending, to silly mid off for no runs, fielded by Dockrell.

  • 10.4 - Tim Murtagh to Mohammad Shahzad. Length ball, off stump on the front foot pushing, to short mid wicket for no runs, fielded by Cameron-Dow.

  • 10.3 - Tim Murtagh to Mohammad Shahzad. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot defending, to short extra cover for no runs, fielded by Dockrell.

  • 10.2 - Tim Murtagh to Mohammad Shahzad. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot defending, to cover for no runs, fielded by Thompson.

  • 10.1 - Tim Murtagh to Mohammad Shahzad. Length ball, off stump on the front foot defending, to silly mid off for no runs, fielded by Dockrell.

  • 9.6 - Andy McBrine to Ihsanullah. Off break length ball, off stump on the front foot working, to short mid wicket for no runs, fielded by Thompson.

  • 9.5 - Andy McBrine to Ihsanullah. Off break length ball, outside off stump on the front foot defending, back to bowler for no runs, fielded by McBrine.

  • 9.4 - Andy McBrine to Ihsanullah. Off break length ball, outside off stump on the front foot defending, to short extra cover for no runs, fielded by McBrine.

  • 9.3 - Andy McBrine to Mohammad Shahzad. Off break back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot pulling, to deep mid wicket for 1 run, fielded by Porterfield.

  • 9.2 - Andy McBrine to Mohammad Shahzad. Off break length ball, outside off stump on the front foot defending, back to bowler for no runs, fielded by McBrine.

  • 9.1 - Andy McBrine to Mohammad Shahzad. Off break length ball, outside off stump on the back foot pushing, back to bowler for no runs, fielded by McBrine.

  • 8.6 - Tim Murtagh to Ihsanullah. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot defending, to mid wicket for no runs, fielded by Cameron-Dow.

  • 8.5 - Tim Murtagh to Ihsanullah. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot defending, to mid on for no runs, fielded by McBrine.

  • 8.4 - Tim Murtagh to Ihsanullah. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot defending, to silly mid off for no runs, fielded by Dockrell.

  • 8.3 - Tim Murtagh to Ihsanullah. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot defending, back to bowler for no runs, fielded by Murtagh.

  • 8.2 - Tim Murtagh to Ihsanullah. Length ball, off stump on the front foot working, to silly mid on for no runs, fielded by McCollum.

  • 8.1 - Tim Murtagh to Ihsanullah. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot defending, to short extra cover for no runs, fielded by Thompson.

  • 7.6 - Andy McBrine to Mohammad Shahzad. Off break length ball, off stump moves in front working, to short fine leg for no runs, fielded by Murtagh.

  • 7.5 - Andy McBrine to Mohammad Shahzad. Off break length ball, off stump on the front foot defending, to short leg for no runs, fielded by McCollum.

  • 7.4 - Andy McBrine to Mohammad Shahzad. Off break half volley, outside off stump on the front foot pushing, back to bowler for no runs, fielded by McBrine.

  • 7.3 - Andy McBrine to Mohammad Shahzad. Off break half volley, outside off stump on the front foot defending, to short mid wicket for no runs, fielded by Dockrell.

  • 7.2 - Andy McBrine to Mohammad Shahzad. Off break length ball, outside off stump on the back foot defending, to short mid wicket for no runs, fielded by Dockrell.

  • 7.1 - Andy McBrine to Mohammad Shahzad. Off break length ball, off stump on the front foot defending, to short extra cover for no runs, fielded by Stirling.

  • 6.6 - Tim Murtagh to Ihsanullah. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot defending, to point for no runs, fielded by Thompson.

  • 6.5 - FOUR! Tim Murtagh to Ihsanullah. Half volley, outside off stump on the front foot driving, well timed past long off for 4 runs. First boundary in Test cricket for Ihsanullah, that will give him plenty of confidence. Murtagh just overpitched for the first time in this spell allowing the batsman to extend through a crisp drive.

  • 6.4 - Tim Murtagh to Ihsanullah. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot defending, to short extra cover for no runs, fielded by Dockrell.

  • 6.3 - Tim Murtagh to Ihsanullah. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot defending, back to bowler for no runs, fielded by Murtagh.

  • 6.2 - Tim Murtagh to Ihsanullah. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot defending, to silly mid on for no runs, fielded by McCollum.

  • 6.1 - Tim Murtagh to Ihsanullah. Half volley, outside off stump on the front foot driving, to mid on for no runs, fielded by McBrine.

  • 5.6 - Andy McBrine to Mohammad Shahzad. Off break half volley, outside off stump on the front foot driving, back to bowler for no runs, fielded by McBrine.

  • 5.5 - FOUR! Andy McBrine to Mohammad Shahzad. Off break back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot cutting, well timed past deep backward point for 4 runs. Quality batting, the patience finally pays off for Shahzad. He's bided his time and now pounces at the first opportunity with a scything cut.

  • 5.4 - Andy McBrine to Mohammad Shahzad. Off break length ball, outside off stump on the front foot defending, to silly mid on for no runs, fielded by McBrine.

  • 5.3 - Andy McBrine to Mohammad Shahzad. Off break length ball, outside off stump on the front foot defending, to short mid wicket for no runs, fielded by Dockrell.

  • 5.2 - Andy McBrine to Mohammad Shahzad. Off break length ball, outside off stump on the front foot defending, to silly mid on for no runs, fielded by Dockrell.

  • 5.1 - Andy McBrine to Mohammad Shahzad. Off break back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot pushing, to mid wicket for no runs, fielded by Thompson.

  • 4.6 - Tim Murtagh to Ihsanullah. Length ball, off stump on the front foot defending, to short mid wicket for no runs, fielded by McCollum. Patient start made by the Afghan openers, how long will it be until they play a big shot? Shahzad isn't normally one to block for too long.

  • 4.5 - Tim Murtagh to Ihsanullah. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot defending, to short extra cover for no runs, fielded by Dockrell.

  • 4.4 - Tim Murtagh to Ihsanullah. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot defending, to short extra cover for no runs, fielded by Dockrell.

  • 4.3 - Tim Murtagh to Ihsanullah. Out-swinging length ball, outside off stump on the front foot, shoulders arms to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Poynter.

  • 4.2 - Tim Murtagh to Ihsanullah. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot defending, to silly mid on for no runs, fielded by McBrine.

  • 4.1 - Tim Murtagh to Ihsanullah. Length ball, off stump on the front foot working, to square leg for no runs, fielded by McCollum.

  • 3.6 - Andy McBrine to Mohammad Shahzad. Off break length ball, outside off stump on the front foot defending, back to bowler for no runs, fielded by McBrine.

  • 3.5 - Andy McBrine to Mohammad Shahzad. Off break length ball, outside off stump on the front foot defending, to silly mid on for no runs, fielded by McBrine.

  • 3.4 - Andy McBrine to Mohammad Shahzad. Off break length ball, outside off stump on the front foot defending, to silly mid on for no runs, fielded by Dockrell.

  • 3.3 - Andy McBrine to Ihsanullah. Off break half volley, outside off stump on the front foot driving, to extra cover for 1 run, fielded by Thompson.

  • 3.2 - Andy McBrine to Ihsanullah. Off break length ball, off stump on the front foot defending, to silly mid on for no runs, fielded by McBrine.

  • 3.1 - Andy McBrine to Ihsanullah. Off break length ball, outside off stump on the front foot defending, to silly mid on for no runs, fielded by McBrine.

  • 2.6 - Tim Murtagh to Mohammad Shahzad. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot defending, to mid on for no runs, fielded by McBrine.

  • 2.5 - Tim Murtagh to Mohammad Shahzad. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot defending, to short extra cover for no runs, fielded by Dockrell.

  • 2.4 - Tim Murtagh to Ihsanullah. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot glancing, to fine leg for 1 run, fielded by Cameron-Dow.

  • 2.3 - Tim Murtagh to Ihsanullah. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot defending, back to bowler for no runs, fielded by Murtagh.

  • 2.2 - Tim Murtagh to Ihsanullah. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot defending, to short extra cover for no runs, fielded by Dockrell.

  • 2.1 - Tim Murtagh to Ihsanullah. Back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot pushing, to cover for no runs, fielded by Dockrell.

  • 1.6 - Andy McBrine to Mohammad Shahzad. Off break half volley, outside off stump on the front foot pushing, to mid on for no runs, fielded by Porterfield.

  • 1.5 - Andy McBrine to Mohammad Shahzad. Off break length ball, outside off stump on the front foot defending, back to bowler for no runs, fielded by McBrine.

  • 1.4 - Andy McBrine to Mohammad Shahzad. Off break length ball, outside off stump on the front foot defending, back to bowler for no runs, fielded by McBrine.

  • 1.3 - Andy McBrine to Ihsanullah. Off break length ball, outside off stump on the front foot pushing, to backward point for 1 run, fielded by Stirling.

  • 1.2 - Andy McBrine to Ihsanullah. Off break length ball, outside off stump on the front foot defending, to short extra cover for no runs, fielded by Stirling.

  • 1.1 - Andy McBrine to Ihsanullah. Off break length ball, outside off stump on the back foot pushing, to short extra cover for no runs, fielded by Stirling.

  • 0.6 - Tim Murtagh to Mohammad Shahzad. Out-swinging length ball, outside off stump on the front foot defending, to short extra cover for no runs, fielded by Balbirnie.

  • 0.5 - Tim Murtagh to Mohammad Shahzad. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot pushing, to mid on for no runs, fielded by McBrine.

  • 0.4 - Tim Murtagh to Mohammad Shahzad. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot defending, to mid off for no runs, fielded by Stirling.

  • 0.3 - Tim Murtagh to Mohammad Shahzad. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot, Left to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Poynter.

  • 0.2 - Tim Murtagh to Mohammad Shahzad. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot defending, to mid on for no runs, fielded by McBrine.

  • 0.1 - NEW BALL. Tim Murtagh to Mohammad Shahzad. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot defending, to short mid wicket for no runs, fielded by Cameron-Dow.

  • 59.6 - OUT! Caught. Yamin Ahmadzai to George Dockrell. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot pushing, outside edge to wicketkeeper, by Khali. Relief for Afghanistan right on the stroke of the tea break. Dockrell poked at this well away from his body with hard hands and the keeper did the rest. Ahmadzai is able to polish off the innings, just what he was brought into the attack for.

    Tim Murtagh and George Dockrell have fought hard this afternoon for Ireland, putting on a partnership of 87 to frustrate Afghanistan. At 85/9 it looked as though they wouldn't even make it to three figures, but Murtagh in particular played some aggressive strokes to shift the momentum. You would suggest that 172 all out is still a below par total, however, with the surface playing nicely for batsmen. It will be very interesting to see how the response begins this evening.

  • 59.5 - Yamin Ahmadzai to Tim Murtagh. Length ball, to leg on the front foot driving, to mid off for 1 run, fielded by Momand.

  • 59.4 - Yamin Ahmadzai to Tim Murtagh. Back of a length, down leg side backing away pulling, hit pad to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Khali.

  • 59.3 - Yamin Ahmadzai to George Dockrell. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot dropped, to cover for 1 run, fielded by Mohammadi.

  • 59.2 - Yamin Ahmadzai to George Dockrell. Back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot driving, to cover for no runs, fielded by Mohammadi.

  • 59.1 - Yamin Ahmadzai to Tim Murtagh. Back of a length, down leg side on the back foot pulling, mis-timed in the air uncontrolled to deep mid wicket for 3 runs, fielded by Khan.

  • 58.6 - Waqar Salamkheil to George Dockrell. Left-Arm Leg Spin length ball, outside off stump on the front foot pushing, to cover for no runs, fielded by Nabi.

  • 58.5 - Waqar Salamkheil to George Dockrell. Left-Arm Leg Spin length ball, outside off stump on the back foot, Left to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Khali.

  • 58.4 - Waqar Salamkheil to George Dockrell. Left-Arm Leg Spin length ball, off stump on the front foot defending, back to bowler for no runs, fielded by Salamkheil.

  • 58.3 - Waqar Salamkheil to George Dockrell. Left-Arm Leg Spin length ball, off stump on the front foot defending, to short extra cover for no runs.

  • 58.2 - Waqar Salamkheil to Tim Murtagh. Left-Arm Leg Spin half volley, outside off stump on the front foot driving, to mid off for 1 run. Half century for Murtagh, what a moment for Ireland to cheer. He'd have been hoping for a day of putting his feet up after Porterfield won the toss but desperate times have required an unlikely hero.

  • 58.1 - Waqar Salamkheil to Tim Murtagh. Left-Arm Leg Spin length ball, outside off stump on the front foot defending, to silly point for no runs, fielded by Shahidi.

  • 57.6 - Rashid Khan to Tim Murtagh. Googly back of a length, middle stump on the back foot working, to mid wicket for 1 run, fielded by Nabi.

  • 57.5 - Rashid Khan to Tim Murtagh. Googly half volley, down leg side on the front foot flick, Play and Miss (Leg Side) past fine leg for 4 runs, mis-fielded by Khali.

  • 57.4 - Rashid Khan to Tim Murtagh. Googly length ball, middle stump on the front foot defending, back to bowler for no runs, fielded by Khan.

  • 57.3 - Rashid Khan to Tim Murtagh. Leg spinner half volley, off stump on the front foot driving, to mid off for no runs, fielded by Janat.

  • 57.2 - Rashid Khan to Tim Murtagh. Leg spinner length ball, middle stump on the front foot defending, to cover for no runs, fielded by Salamkheil.

  • 57.1 - Rashid Khan to Tim Murtagh. Leg spinner length ball, middle stump on the front foot defending, to cover for no runs, fielded by Momand.

  • 56.6 - Waqar Salamkheil to George Dockrell. Googly length ball, down leg side on the front foot glancing, to leg gully for no runs, fielded by Shahidi.

  • 56.5 - Waqar Salamkheil to Tim Murtagh. Left-Arm Leg Spin half volley, outside off stump on the front foot driving, mis-timed in the air uncontrolled to mid on for 1 run, fielded by Nabi.

  • 56.4 - Waqar Salamkheil to Tim Murtagh. Left-Arm Leg Spin length ball, outside off stump on the back foot defending, back to bowler for no runs, fielded by Salamkheil.

  • 56.3 - FOUR! Waqar Salamkheil to Tim Murtagh. Left-Arm Leg Spin back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot cutting, well timed past deep backward point for 4 runs. Chopped elegantly behind square, Murtagh is really starting to enjoy himself out there.

  • 56.2 - Waqar Salamkheil to Tim Murtagh. Left-Arm Leg Spin length ball, outside off stump on the front foot defending, back to bowler for no runs, fielded by Salamkheil.

  • 56.1 - Waqar Salamkheil to Tim Murtagh. Left-Arm Leg Spin length ball, middle stump on the front foot working, to backward square leg for no runs, fielded by Momand.

  • 55.6 - Rashid Khan to Tim Murtagh. Leg spinner length ball, outside off stump on the front foot Steer, to short third man for 1 run, fielded by Ahmadzai.

  • 55.5 - Rashid Khan to George Dockrell. Leg spinner full toss, middle stump on the front foot working, to deep mid wicket for 1 run, fielded by Zurmatai.

  • 55.4 - Rashid Khan to George Dockrell. Leg spinner length ball, outside off stump on the front foot defending, back to bowler for no runs, fielded by Khan.

  • 55.3 - Rashid Khan to George Dockrell. Leg spinner length ball, outside off stump on the front foot defending, to short extra cover for no runs, fielded by Mohammadi.

  • 55.2 - Rashid Khan to Tim Murtagh. Leg spinner length ball, down leg side on the front foot cutting, to square leg for 1 run, fielded by Khan.

  • 55.1 - Rashid Khan to Tim Murtagh. Googly length ball, off stump on the front foot pushing, outside edge to wicketkeeper for no runs, dropped catch by Khali.

  • 54.6 - FOUR! Waqar Salamkheil to George Dockrell. Left-Arm Leg Spin back of a length, down leg side on the front foot sweeping, well timed past deep square leg for 4 runs. Another majestic stroke, everything is hitting the middle of the bat at the moment.

  • 54.5 - Waqar Salamkheil to George Dockrell. Left-Arm Leg Spin half volley, outside off stump on the front foot defending, to short extra cover for no runs.

  • 54.4 - Waqar Salamkheil to Tim Murtagh. Left-Arm Leg Spin length ball, to leg on the front foot glancing, hit pad to short fine leg for 1 run.

  • 54.3 - Waqar Salamkheil to Tim Murtagh. Left-Arm Leg Spin half volley, outside off stump on the front foot driving, to mid wicket for no runs, fielded by Janat.

  • 54.2 - Waqar Salamkheil to George Dockrell. Left-Arm Leg Spin length ball, outside off stump on the front foot pushing, to backward point for 1 run, fielded by Momand.

  • 54.1 - FOUR! Waqar Salamkheil to George Dockrell. Left-Arm Leg Spin back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot cutting, well timed past deep cover for 4 runs. Dragged down, easy pickings for Dockrell as he rocks deep in the crease. Afghanistan are getting more and more frustrated.

  • 53.6 - Rashid Khan to Tim Murtagh. Leg spinner length ball, to leg on the back foot defending, to mid on for no runs, fielded by Afghan.

  • 53.5 - Rashid Khan to Tim Murtagh. Googly length ball, middle stump on the back foot defending, back to bowler for no runs, fielded by Khan.

  • 53.4 - Rashid Khan to Tim Murtagh. Googly yorker, middle stump on the front foot driving, to mid off for no runs.

  • 53.3 - Rashid Khan to Tim Murtagh. Googly yorker, middle stump on the front foot pushing, to silly point for no runs.

  • 53.2 - Rashid Khan to Tim Murtagh. Leg spinner length ball, to leg on the front foot working, back to bowler for no runs, fielded by Khan.

  • 53.1 - Rashid Khan to Tim Murtagh. Leg spinner half volley, outside off stump on the front foot driving, to mid off for no runs, fielded by Salamkheil.

  • 52.6 - Wafadar to George Dockrell. Back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot pushing, to point for no runs, fielded by Shahidi.

  • 52.5 - Wafadar to George Dockrell. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot Steer, to backward point for no runs, fielded by Khan.

  • 52.4 - Wafadar to Tim Murtagh. Short, down leg side on the back foot pulling, top edge in the air uncontrolled to leg gully for 1 run, fielded by Khali.

  • 52.3 - FOUR! Wafadar to Tim Murtagh. Back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot pulling, well timed past deep mid wicket for 4 runs. Four more, this is amazing batting by the number eleven. That came right out of the screws, all of a sudden Afghanistan look a little bit flat.

  • 52.2 - FOUR! Wafadar to Tim Murtagh. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot driving, well timed in the air under control past long on for 4 runs. Murtagh shows off his white-ball batting skills by clearing the front leg and smearing this over the top. Fifty partnership is raised, it's been a vital one for Ireland.

  • 52.1 - Wafadar to George Dockrell. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot pushing, to mid off for 1 run, fielded by Afghan.

  • 51.6 - Rashid Khan to Tim Murtagh. Leg spinner length ball, outside off stump on the front foot driving, to mid off for no runs, fielded by Salamkheil.

  • 51.5 - Rashid Khan to Tim Murtagh. Leg spinner half volley, down leg side on the front foot working, Play and Miss (Leg Side) to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Khali.

  • 51.4 - Rashid Khan to Tim Murtagh. Leg spinner back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot pushing, to mid off for no runs.

  • 51.3 - Rashid Khan to Tim Murtagh. Googly full toss, middle stump on the front foot flick, to mid wicket for no runs, fielded by Mohammadi.

  • 51.2 - Rashid Khan to Tim Murtagh. Googly length ball, to leg on the front foot defending, back to bowler for no runs, fielded by Khan.

  • 51.1 - Rashid Khan to Tim Murtagh. Leg spinner length ball, middle stump on the front foot working, to mid wicket for no runs, fielded by Mohammadi.

  • 50.6 - Wafadar to Tim Murtagh. Length ball, to leg on the front foot driving, to mid off for 1 run, fielded by Nabi.

  • 50.5 - Wafadar to Tim Murtagh. Yorker, middle stump on the front foot driving, to mid on for no runs, fielded by Khan.

  • 50.4 - Wafadar to Tim Murtagh. Back of a length, down leg side on the back foot pulling, to deep square leg for 2 runs, fielded by Janat.

  • 50.3 - Wafadar to George Dockrell. Half volley, outside off stump on the front foot driving, to mid off for 1 run, fielded by Afghan.

  • 50.2 - Wafadar to George Dockrell. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot defending, to short extra cover for no runs, fielded by Mohammadi.

  • 50.1 - Wafadar to George Dockrell. Half volley, outside off stump on the front foot, shoulders arms to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Khali.

  • 49.6 - Rashid Khan to Tim Murtagh. Leg spinner length ball, middle stump on the front foot defending, to silly mid off for no runs.

  • 49.5 - Rashid Khan to Tim Murtagh. Leg spinner length ball, outside off stump on the back foot Steer, to backward point for no runs.

  • 49.4 - Rashid Khan to George Dockrell. Googly length ball, outside off stump on the back foot pushing, to mid on for 1 run, fielded by Afghan.

  • 49.3 - Rashid Khan to George Dockrell. Leg spinner length ball, off stump on the front foot defending, back to bowler for no runs, fielded by Khan.

  • 49.2 - Rashid Khan to George Dockrell. Leg spinner length ball, outside off stump on the front foot defending, to short leg for no runs, fielded by Shahidi.

  • 49.1 - Rashid Khan to George Dockrell. Leg spinner back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot driving, to cover for no runs, fielded by Janat.

  • 48.6 - Mohammad Nabi to Tim Murtagh. Off break length ball, outside off stump on the back foot defending, back to bowler for no runs, fielded by Nabi.

  • 48.5 - SIX! Mohammad Nabi to Tim Murtagh. Off break length ball, outside off stump on the front foot Slog, well timed in the air under control over deep mid wicket for 6 runs. Wow, that's a handsome blow over the legside to bring six more to the tourists. This partnership is now the largest of the innings.

  • 48.4 - Mohammad Nabi to Tim Murtagh. Off break length ball, outside off stump on the front foot defending, to silly mid on for no runs, fielded by Nabi.

  • 48.3 - Mohammad Nabi to Tim Murtagh. Off break length ball, outside off stump on the front foot defending, bat-pad to silly mid on for no runs, fielded by Nabi.

  • 48.2 - Mohammad Nabi to Tim Murtagh. Off break length ball, outside off stump on the back foot pushing, back to bowler for no runs, fielded by Nabi.

  • 48.1 - Mohammad Nabi to Tim Murtagh. Off break length ball, off stump on the front foot defending, back to bowler for no runs, fielded by Nabi.

  • 47.6 - Rashid Khan to George Dockrell. Leg spinner length ball, off stump on the front foot defending, back to bowler for no runs, fielded by Khan.

  • 47.5 - Rashid Khan to George Dockrell. Leg spinner length ball, outside off stump on the front foot defending, back to bowler for no runs, fielded by Khan.

  • 47.4 - FOUR! Rashid Khan to George Dockrell. Googly length ball, outside off stump on the front foot driving, mis-timed in the air uncontrolled past long on for 4 runs. The bat twists in Dockrell's hands as he makes contact, luckily for him it is wide of mid on.

  • 47.3 - Rashid Khan to George Dockrell. Leg spinner length ball, outside off stump on the front foot defending, to cover for no runs, fielded by Mohammadi.

  • 47.2 - Rashid Khan to George Dockrell. Leg spinner length ball, outside off stump on the back foot pushing, to point for no runs, fielded by Janat.

  • 47.1 - Rashid Khan to George Dockrell. Leg spinner length ball, outside off stump on the front foot defending, to short extra cover for no runs, fielded by Mohammadi.

  • 46.6 - Mohammad Nabi to Tim Murtagh. Off break length ball, off stump on the front foot working, hit pad to short leg for no runs, fielded by Khali.

  • 46.5 - Mohammad Nabi to Tim Murtagh. Off break back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot cutting, to cover for no runs, fielded by Mohammadi.

  • 46.4 - Mohammad Nabi to Tim Murtagh. Off break back of a length, off stump on the back foot working, to backward square leg for no runs, fielded by Salamkheil.

  • 46.3 - SIX! Mohammad Nabi to Tim Murtagh. Off break half volley, outside off stump on the front foot driving, well timed in the air under control over long off for 6 runs. That's a lovely clean strike and it carries all the way over the rope. This partnership has shown there aren't really any demons in the surface.

  • 46.2 - Mohammad Nabi to Tim Murtagh. Off break length ball, outside off stump on the front foot defending, to short extra cover for no runs, fielded by Mohammadi.

  • 46.1 - Mohammad Nabi to Tim Murtagh. Off break length ball, outside off stump on the front foot defending, missed to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Khali.

  • 45.6 - Rashid Khan to George Dockrell. Leg spinner length ball, middle stump on the front foot defending, back to bowler for no runs, fielded by Khan.

    Afternoon drinks in Dehradun with Ireland on the verge of being bowled out. Murtagh and Dockrell are building a frustrating stand but you sense it won't be too long before Afghanistan are batting.

  • 45.5 - Rashid Khan to Tim Murtagh. Leg spinner length ball, outside off stump on the front foot working, to mid on for 1 run, fielded by Ahmadzai.

  • 45.4 - Rashid Khan to George Dockrell. Leg spinner back of a length, middle stump on the back foot working, to mid wicket for 1 run.

  • 45.3 - Rashid Khan to George Dockrell. Leg spinner half volley, outside off stump on the front foot driving, back to bowler for no runs, fielded by Khan.

  • 45.2 - Rashid Khan to Tim Murtagh. Leg spinner back of a length, to leg on the back foot Steer, to third man for 3 runs, fielded by Zurmatai.

  • 45.1 - Rashid Khan to George Dockrell. Leg spinner short, outside off stump on the back foot pulling, well timed in the air under control to deep mid wicket for 1 run, fielded by Momand.

  • 44.6 - Mohammad Nabi to Tim Murtagh. Off break length ball, outside off stump on the front foot defending, back to bowler for no runs, fielded by Nabi.

  • 44.5 - Mohammad Nabi to Tim Murtagh. Off break length ball, outside off stump on the front foot pushing, to deep backward point for 2 runs, fielded by Afghan.

  • 44.4 - Mohammad Nabi to Tim Murtagh. Off break length ball, outside off stump on the front foot defending, to silly mid on for no runs, fielded by Nabi.

  • 44.3 - Mohammad Nabi to Tim Murtagh. Off break length ball, outside off stump on the front foot defending, to silly mid on for no runs, fielded by Nabi.

  • 44.2 - Mohammad Nabi to George Dockrell. Off break back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot driving, to long off for 1 run, fielded by Momand.

  • 44.1 - Mohammad Nabi to George Dockrell. Off break length ball, middle stump on the back foot working, to mid wicket for no runs, fielded by Mohammadi.

  • 43.6 - Waqar Salamkheil to George Dockrell. Googly back of a length, to leg on the back foot driving, to extra cover for 1 run, fielded by Ahmadzai.

  • 43.5 - Waqar Salamkheil to George Dockrell. Left-Arm Leg Spin length ball, off stump on the front foot defending, to short extra cover for no runs, fielded by Nabi.

  • 43.4 - FOUR! Waqar Salamkheil to George Dockrell. Left-Arm Leg Spin half volley, outside off stump on the front foot driving, well timed in the air under control for 4 runs. Dockrell takes Ireland into three figures with a lusty blow down the ground. He gave that a really powerful thump.

  • 43.3 - Waqar Salamkheil to George Dockrell. Left-Arm Leg Spin back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot driving, to mid off for no runs, fielded by Ahmadzai.

  • 43.2 - Waqar Salamkheil to George Dockrell. Googly length ball, down leg side on the front foot sweeping, hit pad to short leg for no runs, fielded by Shahidi.

  • 43.1 - Waqar Salamkheil to Tim Murtagh. Left-Arm Leg Spin length ball, outside off stump on the front foot pushing, to mid on for 1 run, fielded by Ahmadzai.

  • 42.6 - Mohammad Nabi to George Dockrell. Off break length ball, to leg on the front foot glancing, Play and Miss (Leg Side) to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Khali.

  • 42.5 - Mohammad Nabi to George Dockrell. Off break half volley, outside off stump on the front foot driving, to mid on for no runs, fielded by Khan.

  • 42.4 - Mohammad Nabi to George Dockrell. Off break length ball, off stump on the front foot working, to backward square leg for no runs, fielded by Momand.

  • 42.3 - Mohammad Nabi to Tim Murtagh. Off break length ball, outside off stump on the front foot pushing, to mid off for 1 run, fielded by Khan.

  • 42.2 - Mohammad Nabi to Tim Murtagh. Off break length ball, off stump on the back foot working, leading edge back to bowler for no runs, fielded by Nabi.

  • 42.1 - Mohammad Nabi to Tim Murtagh. Off break length ball, outside off stump on the front foot defending, to point for no runs, fielded by Afghan.

  • 41.6 - Waqar Salamkheil to George Dockrell. Left-Arm Leg Spin length ball, outside off stump on the front foot pushing, to extra cover for no runs, fielded by Khan.

  • 41.5 - Waqar Salamkheil to George Dockrell. Googly length ball, down leg side on the front foot glancing, to short fine leg for no runs, fielded by Afghan.

  • 41.4 - Waqar Salamkheil to Tim Murtagh. Left-Arm Leg Spin half volley, middle stump on the front foot working, to mid on for 1 run, fielded by Ahmadzai.

  • 41.3 - Waqar Salamkheil to Tim Murtagh. Googly back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot working, to short leg for no runs, fielded by Shahidi.

  • 41.2 - Waqar Salamkheil to Tim Murtagh. Left-Arm Leg Spin length ball, outside off stump on the front foot defending, to short extra cover for no runs, fielded by Mohammadi.

  • 41.1 - Waqar Salamkheil to George Dockrell. Left-Arm Leg Spin back of a length, off stump on the back foot pushing, to mid off for 1 run, fielded by Ahmadzai.

  • 40.6 - FOUR! Mohammad Nabi to Tim Murtagh. Off break half volley, outside off stump on the front foot driving, well timed in the air under control past long on for 4 runs. Full extension of the arms and the ball sails back over the bowler's head. We haven't seen much intent from the Irish batsmen against spin, Murtagh shows the top order how it should be done.

  • 40.5 - Mohammad Nabi to Tim Murtagh. Off break length ball, outside off stump on the front foot defending, back to bowler for no runs, fielded by Nabi.

  • 40.4 - Mohammad Nabi to Tim Murtagh. Off break back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot pushing, to cover for no runs, fielded by Ahmadzai.

  • 40.3 - Mohammad Nabi to George Dockrell. Off break length ball, off stump on the back foot working, to backward square leg for 1 run, fielded by Momand.

  • 40.2 - Mohammad Nabi to George Dockrell. Off break half volley, outside off stump down the track defending, back to bowler for no runs, fielded by Nabi.

  • 40.1 - Mohammad Nabi to Tim Murtagh. Off break length ball, off stump on the back foot glancing, to fine leg for 3 runs, fielded by Afghan.

  • 39.6 - Waqar Salamkheil to Tim Murtagh. Left-Arm Leg Spin length ball, off stump on the front foot working, to backward square leg for 1 run, fielded by Afghan.

  • 39.5 - Waqar Salamkheil to Tim Murtagh. Left-Arm Leg Spin half volley, outside off stump on the front foot driving, to mid off for no runs, fielded by Khan.

  • 39.4 - Waqar Salamkheil to Tim Murtagh. Left-Arm Leg Spin length ball, outside off stump on the front foot defending, to short extra cover for no runs, fielded by Janat.

  • 39.3 - Waqar Salamkheil to Tim Murtagh. Left-Arm Leg Spin length ball, outside off stump on the front foot defending, to cover for no runs, fielded by Janat.

  • 39.2 - Waqar Salamkheil to Tim Murtagh. Left-Arm Leg Spin half volley, outside off stump on the front foot pushing, to mid on for no runs, fielded by Ahmadzai.

  • 39.1 - OUT! L.B.W. Waqar Salamkheil to James Cameron-Dow. Left-Arm Leg Spin length ball, middle stump on the back foot working, hit pad to. Cameron-Dow scrapped hard for Ireland but his resistance has been ended. Trapped on the crease, the batsman probably should've been forward to this delivery but it's too late now. Another wicket for the debutant, this first innings is almost done and dusted.

  • 38.6 - Mohammad Nabi to George Dockrell. Off break length ball, outside off stump on the front foot defending, to silly mid on for no runs, fielded by Mohammadi.

  • 38.5 - Mohammad Nabi to George Dockrell. Off break length ball, outside off stump on the front foot defending, back to bowler for no runs, fielded by Nabi.

  • 38.4 - FOUR! Mohammad Nabi to George Dockrell. Off break length ball, off stump on the back foot glancing, past fine leg for 4 runs. Much needed boundary for Ireland, Dockrell deflects one with Nabi erring in line.

  • 38.3 - APPEAL! Mohammad Nabi to George Dockrell. Off break length ball, outside off stump on the front foot working, hit pad to short leg for no runs, fielded by Shahidi, appeal made for L.B.W. Vociferous appeal, the bowler thought that was plumb but the umpire reckons it's missing leg. Looked very tight.

  • 38.2 - Mohammad Nabi to James Cameron-Dow. Off break back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot working, to mid wicket for 1 run, fielded by Salamkheil.

  • 38.1 - Mohammad Nabi to James Cameron-Dow. Off break length ball, outside off stump on the front foot driving, missed to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Khali.

  • 37.6 - Waqar Salamkheil to James Cameron-Dow. Left-Arm Leg Spin length ball, outside off stump on the back foot Late Cut, bottom edge to third man for 3 runs, fielded by Zurmatai. That's not exactly what the batsman was intending but Ireland won't care too much at this stage as long as the runs come.

  • 37.5 - Waqar Salamkheil to James Cameron-Dow. Left-Arm Leg Spin back of a length, middle stump on the back foot working, to short fine leg for no runs, fielded by Afghan.

  • 37.4 - Waqar Salamkheil to James Cameron-Dow. Googly length ball, outside off stump on the back foot working, to mid wicket for no runs, fielded by Nabi.

  • 37.3 - Waqar Salamkheil to James Cameron-Dow. Left-Arm Leg Spin back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot pushing, to point for no runs, fielded by Khan.

  • 37.2 - Waqar Salamkheil to James Cameron-Dow. Left-Arm Leg Spin length ball, outside off stump on the front foot defending, to silly mid on for no runs, fielded by Nabi.

  • 37.1 - Waqar Salamkheil to James Cameron-Dow. Left-Arm Leg Spin length ball, off stump on the back foot defending, to short mid wicket for no runs, fielded by Nabi.

  • 36.6 - Mohammad Nabi to George Dockrell. Off break length ball, outside off stump on the back foot defending, back to bowler for no runs, fielded by Nabi.

  • 36.5 - Mohammad Nabi to James Cameron-Dow. Off break back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot working, to square leg for 1 run, fielded by Ahmadzai.

  • 36.4 - Mohammad Nabi to James Cameron-Dow. Off break back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot pushing, to mid wicket for no runs, fielded by Salamkheil.

  • 36.3 - Mohammad Nabi to James Cameron-Dow. Off break length ball, outside off stump on the front foot defending, to silly point for no runs, fielded by Shahidi.

  • 36.2 - Mohammad Nabi to James Cameron-Dow. Off break length ball, outside off stump on the front foot defending, to point for no runs, fielded by Khan.

  • 36.1 - Mohammad Nabi to James Cameron-Dow. Off break length ball, outside off stump on the front foot defending, to mid off for no runs, fielded by Afghan.

  • 35.6 - Waqar Salamkheil to George Dockrell. Googly length ball, down leg side on the front foot defending, back to bowler for no runs, fielded by Salamkheil.

  • 35.5 - Waqar Salamkheil to George Dockrell. Left-Arm Leg Spin length ball, middle stump on the front foot defending, back to bowler for no runs, fielded by Salamkheil.

  • 35.4 - Waqar Salamkheil to George Dockrell. Left-Arm Leg Spin back of a length, middle stump on the back foot pushing, back to bowler for no runs, fielded by Salamkheil.

  • 35.3 - Waqar Salamkheil to George Dockrell. Left-Arm Leg Spin length ball, middle stump on the front foot defending, to mid off for no runs, fielded by Momand.

  • 35.2 - Waqar Salamkheil to George Dockrell. Googly length ball, to leg on the front foot defending, back to bowler for no runs, fielded by Salamkheil.

  • 35.1 - Waqar Salamkheil to George Dockrell. Left-Arm Leg Spin length ball, outside off stump on the front foot pushing, to point for no runs, fielded by Khan.

  • 34.6 - Yamin Ahmadzai to James Cameron-Dow. Length ball, to leg on the front foot defending, back to bowler for no runs, fielded by Ahmadzai.

  • 34.5 - Yamin Ahmadzai to James Cameron-Dow. Short, outside off stump on the back foot glancing, Play and Miss (Leg Side) to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Khali.

  • 34.4 - Yamin Ahmadzai to James Cameron-Dow. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot defending, to mid off for no runs, fielded by Afghan.

  • 34.3 - Yamin Ahmadzai to George Dockrell. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot pushing, to cover for 1 run, fielded by Shahidi.

  • 34.2 - Yamin Ahmadzai to George Dockrell. Short, outside off stump on the back foot defending, back to bowler for no runs, fielded by Ahmadzai.

  • 34.1 - Yamin Ahmadzai to George Dockrell. Short, outside off stump ducked, Left to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Khali.

  • 33.6 - Waqar Salamkheil to James Cameron-Dow. Googly length ball, outside off stump on the front foot working, to short leg for no runs, fielded by Shahidi.

  • 33.5 - Waqar Salamkheil to James Cameron-Dow. Left-Arm Leg Spin back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot Late Cut, to first slip for no runs, fielded by Zurmatai.

  • 33.4 - Waqar Salamkheil to James Cameron-Dow. Left-Arm Leg Spin length ball, middle stump on the front foot defending, back to bowler for no runs, fielded by Salamkheil.

  • 33.3 - Waqar Salamkheil to James Cameron-Dow. Left-Arm Leg Spin length ball, outside off stump on the back foot Late Cut, to first slip for no runs, fielded by Zurmatai.

  • 33.2 - APPEAL! Waqar Salamkheil to James Cameron-Dow. Slider length ball, middle stump on the front foot working, hit pad to short extra cover for no runs, fielded by Janat, appeal made for L.B.W. Another soft appeal, everyone knew that was sliding past the leg stump.

  • 33.1 - Waqar Salamkheil to James Cameron-Dow. Googly back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot working, to deep mid wicket for 2 runs, fielded by Khan.

  • 32.6 - APPEAL! Yamin Ahmadzai to George Dockrell. Length ball, outside off stump no foot movement Steer, missed to wicketkeeper for no runs, by Khali, appeal made for Caught. Belated appeal, there was a noise that came from the bat brushing the ground and that got the fielders excited.

  • 32.5 - Yamin Ahmadzai to George Dockrell. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot pushing, to short extra cover for no runs, fielded by Mohammadi.

  • 32.4 - Yamin Ahmadzai to George Dockrell. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot, shoulders arms to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Khali.

  • 32.3 - Yamin Ahmadzai to George Dockrell. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot defending, to short extra cover for no runs, fielded by Mohammadi.

  • 32.2 - Yamin Ahmadzai to George Dockrell. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot Steer, bottom edge to second slip for no runs, fielded by Zurmatai.

  • 32.1 - Yamin Ahmadzai to George Dockrell. Back of a length, outside off stump on the front foot pushing, to extra cover for no runs, fielded by Mohammadi.

  • 31.6 - Waqar Salamkheil to James Cameron-Dow. Left-Arm Leg Spin length ball, outside off stump on the back foot defending, to short extra cover for no runs, fielded by Janat.

  • 31.5 - Waqar Salamkheil to James Cameron-Dow. Left-Arm Leg Spin back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot working, to mid on for no runs, fielded by Momand.

  • 31.4 - Waqar Salamkheil to George Dockrell. Left-Arm Leg Spin half volley, outside off stump on the front foot driving, to backward point for 1 run, fielded by Khan.

  • 31.3 - Waqar Salamkheil to George Dockrell. Left-Arm Leg Spin half volley, outside off stump on the front foot driving, to silly mid on for no runs, fielded by Salamkheil.

  • 31.2 - Waqar Salamkheil to George Dockrell. Left-Arm Leg Spin length ball, outside off stump on the front foot pushing, to mid off for no runs, fielded by Momand.

  • 31.1 - Waqar Salamkheil to James Cameron-Dow. Left-Arm Leg Spin back of a length, middle stump on the back foot working, to deep square leg for 1 run, fielded by Khan.

  • 30.6 - Yamin Ahmadzai to George Dockrell. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot pushing, to mid on for no runs, fielded by Momand.

  • 30.5 - Yamin Ahmadzai to George Dockrell. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot, shoulders arms to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Khali.

  • 30.4 - Yamin Ahmadzai to James Cameron-Dow. Half volley, outside off stump on the front foot driving, to extra cover for 1 run, fielded by Momand.

  • 30.3 - Yamin Ahmadzai to James Cameron-Dow. Length ball, to leg no foot movement pushing, missed to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Khali.

  • 30.2 - Yamin Ahmadzai to George Dockrell. Half volley, outside off stump on the front foot driving, to deep cover for 1 run, fielded by Salamkheil.

  • 30.1 - Yamin Ahmadzai to George Dockrell. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot defending, to extra cover for no runs, fielded by Mohammadi.

  • 29.6 - Waqar Salamkheil to James Cameron-Dow. Left-Arm Leg Spin half volley, outside off stump on the front foot driving, to backward point for no runs, fielded by Afghan.

  • 29.5 - Waqar Salamkheil to James Cameron-Dow. Left-Arm Leg Spin length ball, off stump on the front foot defending, to short leg for no runs, fielded by Shahidi.

  • 29.4 - Waqar Salamkheil to James Cameron-Dow. Left-Arm Leg Spin length ball, off stump on the back foot working, to short leg for no runs, fielded by Shahidi.

  • 29.3 - OUT! Bowled. Waqar Salamkheil to Andy McBrine. Left-Arm Leg Spin length ball, outside off stump on the front foot sweeping, bottom edge to. It doesn't take too long for the wickets to start falling again this afternoon. McBrine was looking to release some of the building pressure but it looks reckless as off stump gets flattened. First Test wicket for Salamkheil, he is absolutely delighted with it.

  • 29.2 - Waqar Salamkheil to Andy McBrine. Left-Arm Leg Spin length ball, to leg on the front foot defending, back to bowler for no runs, fielded by Salamkheil.

  • 29.1 - Waqar Salamkheil to Andy McBrine. Left-Arm Leg Spin length ball, outside off stump on the front foot defending, to short extra cover for no runs, fielded by Zurmatai.

  • 28.6 - Yamin Ahmadzai to Andy McBrine. Short, outside off stump on the back foot pulling, to fine leg for 1 run, fielded by Momand.

    Wickets have tumbled on the first morning in Dehradun with Afghanistan taking early control of their Only Test against Ireland. The tourists won the toss and will have been pleased with the way things were going when they raced to 37/0, but then a flurry of wickets saw the complexion of the match rapidly change. The bowlers were really impressive and they will want to finish off the job quickly this afternoon.

  • 28.5 - Yamin Ahmadzai to Andy McBrine. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot Steer, to backward point for no runs, fielded by Shahidi.

  • 28.4 - Yamin Ahmadzai to Andy McBrine. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot pushing, to cover for no runs, fielded by Nabi.

  • 28.3 - Yamin Ahmadzai to Andy McBrine. Half volley, outside off stump on the front foot driving, to point for no runs, fielded by Shahidi.

  • 28.2 - Yamin Ahmadzai to Andy McBrine. Length ball, middle stump on the front foot defending, to mid off for no runs, fielded by Afghan.

  • 28.1 - Yamin Ahmadzai to Andy McBrine. Length ball, down leg side on the front foot working, to short mid wicket for no runs, fielded by Khan.

  • 27.6 - Waqar Salamkheil to George Dockrell. Googly length ball, outside off stump on the front foot pushing, missed to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Khali.

  • 27.5 - Waqar Salamkheil to George Dockrell. Left-Arm Leg Spin back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot cutting, to point for no runs, fielded by Khan.

  • 27.4 - Waqar Salamkheil to George Dockrell. Left-Arm Leg Spin length ball, outside off stump on the front foot defending, to short extra cover for no runs, fielded by Nabi.

  • 27.3 - Waqar Salamkheil to George Dockrell. Left-Arm Leg Spin length ball, outside off stump on the back foot, Left to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Khali.

  • 27.2 - Waqar Salamkheil to George Dockrell. Left-Arm Leg Spin length ball, down leg side on the front foot defending, bat-pad to short leg for no runs, fielded by Shahidi.

  • 27.1 - APPEAL! Waqar Salamkheil to George Dockrell. Left-Arm Leg Spin length ball, off stump on the front foot defending, hit pad to first slip for no runs, fielded by Zurmatai, appeal made for L.B.W. That looked like a decent shout but the umpire shakes his head.

  • 26.6 - Mohammad Nabi to Andy McBrine. Off break length ball, outside off stump on the front foot defending, to point for no runs, fielded by Khan.

  • 26.5 - Mohammad Nabi to Andy McBrine. Off break length ball, outside off stump on the front foot defending, to point for no runs, fielded by Khan.

  • 26.4 - Mohammad Nabi to Andy McBrine. Off break length ball, outside off stump on the front foot defending, to short extra cover for no runs, fielded by Janat.

  • 26.3 - Mohammad Nabi to Andy McBrine. Off break length ball, outside off stump on the front foot pushing, to point for no runs, fielded by Khan.

  • 26.2 - Mohammad Nabi to Andy McBrine. Off break length ball, outside off stump on the front foot defending, to short extra cover for no runs, fielded by Janat.

  • 26.1 - Mohammad Nabi to Andy McBrine. Off break length ball, outside off stump on the back foot defending, to cover for no runs, fielded by Janat.

  • 25.6 - Waqar Salamkheil to George Dockrell. Googly length ball, to leg on the back foot pushing, to cover for no runs, fielded by Nabi.

  • 25.5 - Waqar Salamkheil to George Dockrell. Left-Arm Leg Spin length ball, to leg on the back foot defending, to short extra cover for no runs, fielded by Nabi.

  • 25.4 - FOUR! Waqar Salamkheil to George Dockrell. Left-Arm Leg Spin length ball, middle stump on the back foot defending, bottom edge past fine leg for 4 runs. Fortune for Dockrell, he completely misread the length of that delivery but got away with it by a small margin. The ball narrowly avoided leg stump and scurried away to the fence.

  • 25.3 - Waqar Salamkheil to George Dockrell. Left-Arm Leg Spin length ball, off stump on the front foot defending, to extra cover for no runs, fielded by Momand.

  • 25.2 - Waqar Salamkheil to George Dockrell. Left-Arm Leg Spin half volley, off stump on the front foot driving, to mid off for no runs, fielded by Momand.

  • 25.1 - Waqar Salamkheil to George Dockrell. Left-Arm Leg Spin back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot cutting, to cover for no runs, fielded by Nabi.

  • 24.6 - Mohammad Nabi to Andy McBrine. Off break length ball, off stump on the back foot defending, to short extra cover for no runs, fielded by Janat.

  • 24.5 - Mohammad Nabi to Andy McBrine. Off break length ball, outside off stump on the front foot defending, to short extra cover for no runs, fielded by Janat.

  • 24.4 - Mohammad Nabi to Andy McBrine. Off break length ball, outside off stump on the front foot defending, to short extra cover for no runs, fielded by Janat.

  • 24.3 - Mohammad Nabi to Andy McBrine. Off break length ball, middle stump on the front foot defending, back to bowler for no runs, fielded by Nabi.

  • 24.2 - Mohammad Nabi to Andy McBrine. Off break length ball, to leg on the front foot working, hit pad to square leg for no runs, fielded by Afghan.

  • 24.1 - Mohammad Nabi to Andy McBrine. Off break length ball, outside off stump on the front foot defending, to point for no runs, fielded by Khan.

  • 23.6 - Waqar Salamkheil to George Dockrell. Left-Arm Leg Spin length ball, middle stump on the front foot defending, to mid off for no runs, fielded by Momand.

  • 23.5 - Waqar Salamkheil to George Dockrell. Left-Arm Leg Spin length ball, outside off stump on the front foot driving, to cover for no runs, fielded by Afghan.

  • 23.4 - Waqar Salamkheil to George Dockrell. Left-Arm Leg Spin length ball, off stump on the front foot defending, to mid off for no runs, fielded by Momand.

  • 23.3 - Waqar Salamkheil to George Dockrell. Left-Arm Leg Spin length ball, middle stump on the front foot defending, back to bowler for no runs, fielded by Salamkheil.

  • 23.2 - Waqar Salamkheil to George Dockrell. Left-Arm Leg Spin length ball, to leg on the front foot defending, back to bowler for no runs, fielded by Salamkheil.

  • 23.1 - Waqar Salamkheil to George Dockrell. Left-Arm Leg Spin back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot cutting, to cover for no runs, fielded by Afghan.

  • 22.6 - Mohammad Nabi to Andy McBrine. Off break length ball, off stump on the front foot defending, to short leg for no runs, fielded by Shahidi.

  • 22.5 - Mohammad Nabi to Andy McBrine. Off break length ball, outside off stump on the front foot defending, to cover for no runs, fielded by Janat.

  • 22.4 - Mohammad Nabi to Andy McBrine. Off break length ball, outside off stump on the front foot defending, to cover for no runs, fielded by Janat.

  • 22.3 - Mohammad Nabi to Andy McBrine. Off break half volley, outside off stump on the front foot driving, to deep point for 2 runs, fielded by Khan, fielded by Janat.

  • 22.2 - Mohammad Nabi to Andy McBrine. Off break length ball, outside off stump on the front foot defending, to silly mid off for no runs, fielded by Nabi.

  • 22.1 - OUT! Caught. Mohammad Nabi to Stuart Thompson. Off break length ball, middle stump on the front foot defending, bat-pad to short leg, by Shahidi. Squeezed to the man under the lid, Nabi gets his third of the morning as the procession continues. Ireland have lost 7 wickets for 25 runs in the last hour of play, things could hardly have gone any better for Afghanistan once they shook off the early nerves. This delivery kept drifting into the left-hander, clever variation from the bowler.

  • 21.6 - Rashid Khan to Stuart Thompson. Leg spinner full toss, to leg on the front foot flick, to deep mid wicket for 1 run, fielded by Momand.

  • 21.5 - Rashid Khan to Stuart Thompson. Leg spinner length ball, off stump on the front foot defending, to short extra cover for no runs, fielded by Zurmatai.

  • 21.4 - Rashid Khan to Stuart Thompson. Leg spinner full toss, off stump on the front foot driving, to mid off for no runs, fielded by Afghan.

  • 21.3 - Rashid Khan to Stuart Thompson. Googly back of a length, to leg on the back foot driving, to long off for 2 runs, fielded by Afghan, fielded by Ahmadzai.

  • 21.2 - APPEAL! Rashid Khan to Stuart Thompson. Leg spinner half volley, down leg side on the front foot glancing, Play and Miss (Leg Side) to wicketkeeper for no runs, by Khali, appeal made for Caught. Hopeful appeal, it was a neat take but nowhere near the edge.

  • 21.1 - Rashid Khan to Stuart Thompson. Leg spinner length ball, middle stump on the front foot defending, to short extra cover for no runs, fielded by Zurmatai.

  • 20.6 - Mohammad Nabi to George Dockrell. Off break length ball, outside off stump on the front foot defending, to mid on for no runs, fielded by Afghan.

  • 20.5 - Mohammad Nabi to George Dockrell. Off break length ball, outside off stump on the front foot defending, back to bowler for no runs, fielded by Nabi.

  • 20.4 - Mohammad Nabi to George Dockrell. Off break length ball, outside off stump on the front foot defending, to silly mid on for no runs, fielded by Mohammadi.

  • 20.3 - Mohammad Nabi to George Dockrell. Off break half volley, outside off stump on the front foot pushing, to silly mid on for no runs, fielded by Nabi.

  • 20.2 - Mohammad Nabi to George Dockrell. Off break length ball, outside off stump on the front foot defending, to short extra cover for no runs, fielded by Nabi.

  • 20.1 - OUT! L.B.W. Mohammad Nabi to Kevin O'Brien. Off break length ball, outside off stump on the front foot defending, hit pad to. Nabi returns to the attack and gets the big wicket with his first ball, trapping O'Brien in front with the tall man failing to get fully forward. There was just enough spin to beat the inside edge and it would've gone on to smash leg stump. This has been a terrible morning for Ireland.

  • 19.6 - Rashid Khan to Stuart Thompson. Googly length ball, middle stump on the front foot defending, missed to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Khali.

  • 19.5 - Rashid Khan to Stuart Thompson. Leg spinner half volley, off stump on the front foot pushing, to point for no runs, fielded by Salamkheil.

  • 19.4 - Rashid Khan to Stuart Thompson. Googly length ball, off stump on the back foot Steer, to gully for no runs, fielded by Janat.

  • 19.3 - Rashid Khan to Stuart Thompson. Leg spinner full toss, outside off stump on the front foot driving, to mid off for no runs, fielded by Afghan.

  • 19.2 - Rashid Khan to Stuart Thompson. Leg spinner half volley, off stump on the front foot driving, to point for no runs, fielded by Salamkheil.

  • 19.1 - Rashid Khan to Stuart Thompson. Googly length ball, to leg on the front foot defending, to short extra cover for no runs, fielded by Zurmatai.

  • 18.6 - Wafadar to Stuart Thompson. Length ball, down leg side on the front foot working, hit pad to mid wicket for 1 run, fielded by Salamkheil.

  • 18.5 - APPEAL! Wafadar to Stuart Thompson. Length ball, down leg side on the front foot working, hit pad back to bowler for no runs, fielded by Momand, appeal made for L.B.W. Loud appeal, the umpire says it has pitched outside the line of leg stump. Correct decision.

  • 18.4 - Wafadar to Stuart Thompson. Length ball, outside off stump on the back foot, shoulders arms to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Khali.

  • 18.3 - Wafadar to Stuart Thompson. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot, Left to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Khali.

  • 18.2 - Wafadar to Stuart Thompson. Back of a length, down leg side on the back foot working, hit pad to point for no runs, fielded by Shahidi.

  • 18.1 - Wafadar to Stuart Thompson. Out-swinging length ball, middle stump on the front foot driving, missed to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Khali.

  • 17.6 - Rashid Khan to Kevin O'Brien. Googly back of a length, off stump on the back foot working, hit pad to leg slip for no runs, fielded by Nabi.

  • 17.5 - Rashid Khan to Kevin O'Brien. Leg spinner yorker, middle stump on the front foot pushing, back to bowler for no runs, fielded by Khan.

  • 17.4 - Rashid Khan to Kevin O'Brien. Leg spinner half volley, middle stump on the front foot pushing, back to bowler for no runs, fielded by Khan.

  • 17.3 - Rashid Khan to Kevin O'Brien. Googly length ball, outside off stump on the front foot defending, to short leg for no runs, fielded by Shahidi.

  • 17.2 - Rashid Khan to Kevin O'Brien. Leg spinner length ball, middle stump on the front foot defending, back to bowler for no runs, fielded by Khan.

  • 17.1 - Rashid Khan to Kevin O'Brien. Leg spinner full toss, middle stump on the front foot working, to deep mid wicket for 2 runs, fielded by Salamkheil.

  • 16.6 - Wafadar to Stuart Thompson. Back of a length, down leg side on the back foot working, hit pad to silly mid off for no runs, fielded by Nabi.

  • 16.5 - Wafadar to Stuart Thompson. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot defending, to mid off for no runs, fielded by Afghan.

  • 16.4 - Wafadar to Stuart Thompson. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot defending, to short extra cover for no runs, fielded by Nabi.

  • 16.3 - Wafadar to Kevin O'Brien. Length ball, middle stump on the front foot glancing, hit pad to short fine leg for 1 run, fielded by Khali.

  • 16.2 - Wafadar to Kevin O'Brien. Length ball, outside off stump on the back foot defending, to point for no runs, fielded by Shahidi.

  • 16.1 - Wafadar to Kevin O'Brien. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot defending, to mid on for no runs, fielded by Afghan.

  • 15.6 - Rashid Khan to Stuart Thompson. Googly length ball, off stump on the front foot defending, missed to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Khali.

  • 15.5 - Rashid Khan to Stuart Thompson. Leg spinner length ball, middle stump on the front foot defending, to short leg for no runs, fielded by Shahidi.

  • 15.4 - Rashid Khan to Stuart Thompson. Googly full toss, outside off stump on the front foot driving, to backward point for no runs, fielded by Salamkheil.

  • 15.3 - Rashid Khan to Stuart Thompson. Leg spinner half volley, middle stump on the front foot defending, to silly mid off for no runs, fielded by Zurmatai.

  • 15.2 - Rashid Khan to Stuart Thompson. Leg spinner length ball, off stump on the front foot defending, to short extra cover for no runs, fielded by Zurmatai.

  • 15.1 - Rashid Khan to Stuart Thompson. Leg spinner length ball, middle stump on the front foot defending, back to bowler for no runs, fielded by Khan.

  • 14.6 - Wafadar to Kevin O'Brien. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot defending, to short extra cover for no runs, fielded by Nabi.

  • 14.5 - Wafadar to Kevin O'Brien. Back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot driving, to cover for no runs, fielded by Nabi.

  • 14.4 - Wafadar to Kevin O'Brien. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot working, to mid wicket for no runs, fielded by Janat.

  • 14.3 - Wafadar to Kevin O'Brien. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot defending, to short mid wicket for no runs, fielded by Janat.

  • 14.2 - Wafadar to Kevin O'Brien. Seaming away back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot pushing, missed to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Khali.

  • 14.1 - Wafadar to Kevin O'Brien. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot, Left to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Khali.

  • 13.6 - Rashid Khan to Stuart Thompson. Leg spinner half volley, middle stump on the front foot pushing, to short extra cover for no runs, fielded by Zurmatai.

  • 13.5 - Rashid Khan to Stuart Thompson. Leg spinner length ball, to leg on the front foot defending, to short leg for no runs, fielded by Shahidi.

  • 13.4 - Rashid Khan to Stuart Thompson. Leg spinner length ball, off stump on the front foot defending, to short extra cover for no runs, fielded by Zurmatai.

  • 13.3 - OUT! L.B.W. Rashid Khan to Stuart Poynter. Googly yorker, to leg on the front foot working, hit pad to. This is a disaster for the Irish, half their side is back in the shed now with only 55 runs on the board. Poynter inexplicably misses a straight one as it hits his boot on the full, the fielders are already celebrating before the finger is raised. Afghanistan are rampant.

  • 13.2 - Rashid Khan to Stuart Poynter. Leg spinner length ball, outside off stump on the back foot defending, missed to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Khali.

  • 13.1 - OUT! Bowled. Rashid Khan to James McCollum. Googly length ball, outside off stump on the front foot defending, inside edge to. What a way to start after drinks, Rashid Khan begins his spell with a ripping wrong'un that leaves McCollum bamboozled. Ireland are starting to crumble, Afghanistan are taking control.

  • 12.6 - FOUR! Yamin Ahmadzai to Kevin O'Brien. In-swinging length ball, off stump on the front foot working, well timed past deep square leg for 4 runs. Just a gentle turn of the wrists and the ball races away to the rope, O'Brien made that look simple.

    Time for drinks after an intriguing first hour in Dehradun. Ireland raced out of the blocks but Afghanistan have pulled things back with three important strikes.

  • 12.5 - Yamin Ahmadzai to Kevin O'Brien. Back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot driving, to extra cover for no runs, fielded by Salamkheil.

  • 12.4 - Yamin Ahmadzai to Kevin O'Brien. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot driving, to deep point for 2 runs, fielded by Nabi.

  • 12.3 - APPEAL! Yamin Ahmadzai to Kevin O'Brien. In-swinging length ball, outside off stump on the front foot working, hit pad to silly mid on for no runs, fielded by Ahmadzai, appeal made for L.B.W. Hooping inswing would've taken this down the legside.

  • 12.2 - Yamin Ahmadzai to Kevin O'Brien. Back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot driving, to point for no runs, fielded by Shahidi.

  • 12.1 - Yamin Ahmadzai to Kevin O'Brien. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot defending, to extra cover for no runs, fielded by Nabi.

  • 11.6 - APPEAL! Mohammad Nabi to James McCollum. Off break length ball, outside off stump on the front foot working, hit pad to short leg for no runs, by Shahidi, appeal made for Caught. Acrobatically scooped up by the man under the lid but there was no bat involved. Nabi is starting to extract some turn more regularly now.

  • 11.5 - Mohammad Nabi to James McCollum. Off break length ball, outside off stump on the back foot defending, to silly point for no runs, fielded by Khali.

  • 11.4 - Mohammad Nabi to James McCollum. Off break length ball, outside off stump on the front foot defending, to cover for no runs, fielded by Salamkheil.

  • 11.3 - Mohammad Nabi to James McCollum. Off break length ball, outside off stump on the back foot working, to short fine leg for no runs, fielded by Ahmadzai.

  • 11.2 - FOUR! Mohammad Nabi to James McCollum. Off break length ball, outside off stump on the front foot defending, thick edge past third man for 4 runs, mis-fielded by Mohammadi. Squirted off the outer-half of the blade and Shahzad can't cut it off with his half-hearted pursuit.

  • 11.1 - Mohammad Nabi to James McCollum. Off break length ball, off stump on the front foot working, Play and Miss (Leg Side) to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Khali.

  • 10.6 - FOUR! Yamin Ahmadzai to Kevin O'Brien. In-swinging length ball, middle stump on the front foot glancing, hit pad past fine leg for 4 runs. Ahmadzai goes for the magic delivery but that allows O'Brien to nudge one fine.

  • 10.5 - OUT! Bowled. Yamin Ahmadzai to Andrew Balbirnie. Seaming in length ball, outside off stump on the front foot defending, missed to. What a beauty, off stump goes cartwheeling back towards the wicketkeeper and Afghanistan celebrate wildly. Prodigious nip from the surface takes this delivery back into the right-hander to scream between bat and pad. Wickets tumbling, Ireland under pressure.

  • 10.4 - Yamin Ahmadzai to Andrew Balbirnie. Half volley, outside off stump on the front foot driving, to mid on for no runs, fielded by Afghan.

  • 10.3 - Yamin Ahmadzai to Andrew Balbirnie. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot, shoulders arms to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Khali.

  • 10.2 - Yamin Ahmadzai to Andrew Balbirnie. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot pushing, to cover for no runs, fielded by Nabi.

  • 10.1 - Yamin Ahmadzai to Andrew Balbirnie. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot defending, to extra cover for no runs, fielded by Salamkheil.

  • 9.6 - Mohammad Nabi to James McCollum. Off break length ball, outside off stump on the front foot defending, to short leg for no runs, fielded by Janat.

  • 9.5 - Mohammad Nabi to James McCollum. Off break length ball, outside off stump on the front foot defending, to silly mid on for no runs, fielded by Janat.

  • 9.4 - OUT! L.B.W. Mohammad Nabi to William Porterfield. Off break length ball, off stump on the back foot working, hit pad to. Up goes the finger, Nabi strikes to send Porterfield on his way. This is the first delivery to offer any sort of spin and it's a vicious one to square up the left-hander leaving the umpire an easy decision. The Irish skipper will regret attempting to turn it to leg, a straight bat might've saved him. All of a sudden it's Afghanistan on top.

  • 9.3 - Mohammad Nabi to William Porterfield. Off break back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot cutting, bottom edge to short extra cover for no runs, fielded by Zurmatai.

  • 9.2 - Mohammad Nabi to William Porterfield. Off break length ball, outside off stump down the track pushing, to silly mid off for no runs, fielded by Nabi.

  • 9.1 - Mohammad Nabi to William Porterfield. Off break length ball, outside off stump on the front foot defending, to silly point for no runs, fielded by Zurmatai.

  • 8.6 - FOUR! Yamin Ahmadzai to Andrew Balbirnie. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot pushing, thick edge past third man for 4 runs, mis-fielded by Mohammadi. Streaky but safe enough, Balbirnie gets his first Test runs as the ball skews off the edge. A bit of a tame effort by Shahzad and it scoots away to the rope.

  • 8.5 - Yamin Ahmadzai to Andrew Balbirnie. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot pushing, inside edge to mid on for no runs, fielded by Afghan.

  • 8.4 - OUT! Caught. Yamin Ahmadzai to Paul Stirling. Seaming away length ball, outside off stump on the front foot pushing, outside edge to wicketkeeper, by Khali. Patient bowling eventually reaps the rewards for Ahmadzai and Afghanistan. He probed away with a maiden the previous over, denying Stirling the width he craves and forcing him to go looking for something different. A little bit of nibble and the keeper pouches the edge, big moment this morning because Stirling was scoring quickly.

  • 8.3 - Yamin Ahmadzai to Paul Stirling. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot working, to mid wicket for no runs, fielded by Zurmatai.

  • 8.2 - Yamin Ahmadzai to Paul Stirling. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot defending, thick edge to third slip for no runs, fielded by Mohammadi.

  • 8.1 - Yamin Ahmadzai to Paul Stirling. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot pushing, to mid on for no runs, fielded by Afghan.

  • 7.6 - Mohammad Nabi to William Porterfield. Off break length ball, outside off stump on the front foot defending, to short extra cover for no runs, fielded by Shahidi.

  • 7.5 - Mohammad Nabi to William Porterfield. Off break length ball, outside off stump on the front foot defending, back to bowler for no runs, fielded by Nabi.

  • 7.4 - Mohammad Nabi to William Porterfield. Off break length ball, outside off stump on the front foot defending, back to bowler for no runs, fielded by Nabi.

  • 7.3 - Mohammad Nabi to William Porterfield. Off break length ball, outside off stump on the front foot, Left to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Khali.

  • 7.2 - APPEAL! Mohammad Nabi to William Porterfield. Off break length ball, outside off stump on the front foot defending, bat-pad to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Khali, appeal made for L.B.W. Half-hearted appeal, there was definitely some bat involved there.

  • 7.1 - Mohammad Nabi to William Porterfield. Off break half volley, outside off stump on the front foot driving, to short extra cover for no runs, fielded by Shahidi.

  • 6.6 - Yamin Ahmadzai to Paul Stirling. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot driving, well timed to cover for no runs, fielded by Nabi.

  • 6.5 - Yamin Ahmadzai to Paul Stirling. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot defending, to mid off for no runs, fielded by Shahidi.

  • 6.4 - Yamin Ahmadzai to Paul Stirling. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot defending, to short extra cover for no runs, fielded by Afghan.

  • 6.3 - Yamin Ahmadzai to Paul Stirling. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot driving, to point for no runs, fielded by Khan.

  • 6.2 - Yamin Ahmadzai to Paul Stirling. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot defending, to mid on for no runs, fielded by Salamkheil.

  • 6.1 - Yamin Ahmadzai to Paul Stirling. In-swinging length ball, middle stump on the front foot flick, hit pad to cover for no runs, fielded by Khan.

  • 5.6 - Wafadar to William Porterfield. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot, shoulders arms to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Khali.

  • 5.5 - Wafadar to William Porterfield. Seaming in length ball, outside off stump on the front foot pushing, inside edge to silly mid on for no runs.

  • 5.4 - Wafadar to William Porterfield. Back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot pulling, missed to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Khali.

  • 5.3 - Wafadar to William Porterfield. Length ball, to leg on the front foot defending, back to bowler for no runs, fielded by Momand.

  • 5.2 - Wafadar to William Porterfield. Length ball, down leg side on the front foot working, hit pad to short extra cover for no runs.

  • 5.1 - FOUR! Wafadar to William Porterfield. Half volley, middle stump on the front foot driving, well timed past long off for 4 runs. Crunched back past the bowler, Porterfield pounces as Wafadar gets too full. The new ball bowlers haven't quite been at their best so far.

  • 4.6 - FOUR! Yamin Ahmadzai to Paul Stirling. Half volley, outside off stump on the front foot driving, well timed past deep point for 4 runs. Another one, three boundaries in the over and this is starting to look like an excellent toss for Ireland to have won. They are racing along with the new ball rocketing off the willow.

  • 4.5 - FOUR! Yamin Ahmadzai to Paul Stirling. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot driving, well timed past long off for 4 runs. Stirling is so easy on the eye when he plays with a straight blade, glorious stuff.

  • 4.4 - Yamin Ahmadzai to Paul Stirling. Back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot defending, to short extra cover for no runs.

  • 4.3 - FOUR! Yamin Ahmadzai to Paul Stirling. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot driving, well timed past deep extra cover for 4 runs. That's a shot of immense authority, pure timing from the right-hander.

  • 4.2 - APPEAL! Yamin Ahmadzai to Paul Stirling. Seaming away length ball, outside off stump on the front foot defending, missed to wicketkeeper for no runs, by Khali, appeal made for Caught. Massive appeal, this time there is genuine conviction behind it but the umpire is still unmoved. Beautiful delivery, just couldn't kiss the edge.

  • 4.1 - Yamin Ahmadzai to Paul Stirling. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot defending, back to bowler for no runs, fielded by Ahmadzai.

  • 3.6 - Wafadar to William Porterfield. Length ball, to leg on the front foot defending, to mid on for no runs.

  • 3.5 - Wafadar to William Porterfield. In-swinging back of a length, down leg side on the back foot working, hit pad to backward square leg for 2 runs.

  • 3.4 - Wafadar to Paul Stirling. In-swinging length ball, off stump on the front foot pushing, inside edge to deep square leg for 1 run.

  • 3.3 - FOUR! Wafadar to Paul Stirling. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot driving, well timed past deep cover for 4 runs.

  • 3.2 - Wafadar to Paul Stirling. In-swinging length ball, outside off stump on the front foot pushing, to mid on for no runs.

  • 3.1 - Wafadar to Paul Stirling. In-swinging length ball, outside off stump on the front foot defending, hit body to silly point for no runs.

  • 2.6 - Yamin Ahmadzai to William Porterfield. Length ball, middle stump on the front foot pushing, to mid on for no runs.

  • 2.5 - APPEAL! Yamin Ahmadzai to William Porterfield. In-swinging length ball, to leg on the front foot flick, hit pad to short leg for no runs, appeal made for L.B.W. Another strangled appeal, the umpire isn't interested.

  • 2.4 - FOUR! Yamin Ahmadzai to William Porterfield. Length ball, down leg side on the front foot glancing, well timed past fine leg for 4 runs. First boundary for Porterfield now, nudging the ball fine as Yamin drifts too straight.

  • 2.3 - Yamin Ahmadzai to William Porterfield. Length ball, middle stump on the front foot pushing, outside edge to first slip for no runs.

  • 2.2 - APPEAL! Yamin Ahmadzai to William Porterfield. Length ball, middle stump on the front foot defending, missed to wicketkeeper for no runs, by Khali, appeal made for Caught. Half an appeal but that seemed to miss everything.

  • 2.1 - Yamin Ahmadzai to William Porterfield. Length ball, off stump on the front foot defending, to short extra cover for no runs.

  • 1.6 - Wafadar to Paul Stirling. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot defending, to silly mid off for no runs.

  • 1.5 - FOUR! Wafadar to Paul Stirling. Back of a length, outside off stump down the track driving, well timed past deep cover for 4 runs. It looks like Stirling has very quickly come to terms with conditions and now he's ready to attack.

  • 1.4 - FOUR! Wafadar to Paul Stirling. Half volley, outside off stump on the front foot driving, well timed past deep point for 4 runs. An early confidence booster for Stirling. Lovely timing and placement, textbook driving on what looks a placid pitch.

  • 1.3 - Wafadar to Paul Stirling. In-swinging half volley, outside off stump on the front foot pushing, to cover for no runs.

  • 1.2 - Wafadar to Paul Stirling. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot driving, to mid off for no runs.

  • 1.1 - Wafadar to Paul Stirling. Short, outside off stump on the back foot pulling, bottom edge to silly point for no runs.

  • 0.6 - Yamin Ahmadzai to Paul Stirling. Seaming in length ball, outside off stump on the front foot working, to mid wicket for 1 run.

  • 0.5 - Yamin Ahmadzai to Paul Stirling. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot driving, to cover for no runs.

  • 0.4 - Yamin Ahmadzai to Paul Stirling. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot driving, to mid off for no runs.

  • 0.3 - Yamin Ahmadzai to Paul Stirling. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot defending, back to bowler for no runs, fielded by Ahmadzai.

  • 0.2 - Yamin Ahmadzai to William Porterfield. Length ball, down leg side on the front foot working, to mid on for 1 run.

  • 0.1 - NEW BALL. Yamin Ahmadzai to William Porterfield. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot, shoulders arms to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Khali.

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