Cricket


#82

209-7 from the 50. Not great but big pressure on Afghans now. We need to hound them out of it.


#83

210 the target. Very evenly poised.

Apparently, if Afghanistan bat sufficient number of overs to get a valid result and the game ends in a tie, Zimbabwe will go through as Ireland’s NRR will drop yet a non-result won’t impact on the respective NRR’s… I haven’t a clue how they work that out.

Yep, all… need I hope the Irish Wolf them out of it.


#84

Not a great score at all really. Will need to get early wickets and create pressure from the start.


#85

Definitely need early wickets. Tidy start from Murtagh but you need to get their batsmen panicking by getting those wickets.


#86

Where’s that focking rain???


#87

Afghanistan might reach their target off McCarthy’s bowling alone.


#88

nearly a run a ball in first 6 overs … jaysus … start bowling underarm …


#89

Murtagh barely keeping Ireland in it.
Need two or three quick wickets.


#90

At least Extras hasn’t scored much yet.


#91

53 from 60 balls … some bowling that …


#92

Ireland now 11/1 in play betting. Think they are harsh odds looking at how it is going. Should be higher!!


#93

14/1 now.


#94

Our only hope is if the Afghanis lump on …


#95

Bowling improving slightly


#96

… or if they send in a few English batsmen…

Spin bowlers putting the brakes on a bit.


#97

Shahzad out. Slight hope?

Just before that wicket, Ireland were 18/1. Back in to 11/1 now.


#98

They’ve a small chance now but will need another quick wicket or two


#99

Crucially, the Afghan innings has past the 20 over mark and they’re well ahead in the D/L scoring system. Rain won’t save Ireland now.


#100

Another wicket. Singh and Murtagh and McBrine have certainly slowed them down.


#101

Gulbadin gone! Come on lads - don’t let them settle!