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95/5 (15)
56/3 (6.4)
IRE won by 7 wickets (D/L method)
Player of the match: Mark Adair
 
Rain is here, there and everywhere. Not a good day for you if you're a cricket fan. Rain played spoilsport and the first day of the much-anticipated England vs South Africa test has been abandoned after just 32 overs. Now, there was a long rain delay here in Belfast and that made things easy for Ireland. Not to take away anything from the fact that they were so supreme with the ball up front to cause an Afghanistan batting collapse and made life difficult for the visitors.

Ireland would be mighty pleased with the series win after being at the wrong end of some close finishes throughout the summer. We have a lot of Cricket coming your way tomorrow, so make sure you follow Sportskeeda for all the LIVE updates. Now, it's time to say goodbye and goodnight
Andrew Balbirine(Ireland Captain): A lot of results didn't go our way but we knew if we play good cricket then we have a chance. We are lucky that we have top-quality seamers. It's been a great summer. Onwards and upwards from now. Dockrell is playing brilliantly and he always hits the ball straight. Sometimes it's hard to bowl him. We started really well but things didn't go well afterwards but I am happy with the series win.
George Dockrell: I am enjoying at the moment. I want to hit with some power straight down the ground and obviously, I have worked on a lot. We are trying to be positive and execute things in the middle. It's been a fantastic summer and we will continue to play some good cricket. We will take some time off train again and look forward to what's ahead

George Dockrell was adjudged as the Player of the match
Mohammad Nabi (Captain, Afghanistan): It happened again, it's part and parcel of the game and don't have much control over the rain. We were put under pressure early on and lost early wickets, hopefully if we had a full game, the result would've been different. The boys have been improving in all departments, it's part of the game that we were on the losing side today. Both with bat and ball, we did well, the fielding too, we've improved day by day, as a bowling group we had Rashid and Mujeeb bowled brilliantly!
Mark Adair has been adjudged the Player of the Match for his splendid spell of bowling!

Mark Adair: 
I think as a unit, we were pretty good, we bowled well in patches in the last few games but today we came together and bowled well. Bowling in the powerplay can be really tough but if you bend your back, you'll get returns. Look, the chats throughout the series has been the same, keep the intensity up always. It's been a long summer, nice to finish with a series win, looking forward to the T20 World Cup now.
Ireland beat Afghanistan by 7 wickets (with 2 balls remaining)(D/L method)
Paul Stirling 16(10) | Usman Ghani 44(40)
Mark Adair 3-16(2) | Mujeeb Ur Rahman 2-17(2)

Things just happened in a rapid manner once rain showed mercy and allowed some cricket to take place. Surely, it is Ireland's game when they were asked to chase 56 runs in 42 balls but considering that Afghanistan posses mystery spinners at their disposal, you can't take things for granted.

Fareed made things tough for Balbirine by bowling slow cutters before Mujeeb got rid of the Ireland skipper. Then, Paul Stirling smashed Rashid Khan for a maximum but Mujeeb ended his stay too. It's always tricky when you are chasing 7 runs in the last over but Dockrell kept his cool and smashed two consecutive boundaries to help the team cross the line 
What a way to finish things off. Dockrell takes Ireland over the line and the hosts win the series 3-2. Hugs and Handshakes all around. Disappointment for Afghanistan and delight for Dockrell and Tector
6.4 Fareed Malik to George Dockrell, THAT'S IT! FOUR MORE! Ireland win the series 3-2 and agony for Afghanistan here. Dockrell seals the deal as he lofts it way over the mid-off fielder, runs away and picks out the ropes. Credit to Afghanistan for making this a thriller of a series, they came back from nowhere to square the series but Ireland held their nerve to win this thriller.
6.3 Fareed Malik to George Dockrell, FOUR! SHOT! Dockrell hits the much needed boundary. Short on the leg-stump, Dockrell gets hold of it as he pulls that one away powerfully, sweeper with a dive couldn't cut it off, they get the boundary. SCORES ARE LEVEL NOW!
Two singles in the first two balls. 5 needed from 4 now
6.2 Fareed Malik to Harry Tector, short on the off-stump, Tector wanted to pull but that hits the shoulder of the bat and miscued it to mid-off, falls well short and gets only a single.
6.1 Fareed Malik to George Dockrell, short and climbing into Dockrell, cramps him up for room as he rides the bounce to short third-man for a quick single.
Fareed Malik to bowl the final over, Dockrell is on strike
Ireland need 7 runs to win from 6 balls
A fumble from the fielder at sweeper cover and they take an extra run. Rashid is not entirely pleased with the effort and so does Gurbaz.
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cricket bat icon Harry Tector *
8 (4)
cricket bat icon George Dockrell
1 (1)
cricket ball icon Rashid Khan
1 /17
5.6 Rashid Khan to Harry Tector, drops it short on the off-stump, Tector backs away and cuts it hard, straight to deep covers, the fielder fumbles and they scamper through for a brace.
5.5 Rashid Khan to George Dockrell, drops it short on the middle and off, Dockrell on the backfoot slaps it away, deep mid-wicket was quick to come around and they settle for just a single.
5.4 Rashid Khan to Harry Tector, length delivery on the middle and leg, Tector lunges and punched it down to long-on for just one.
George Dockrell, RHB, walks in at no.5

Is there a twist in the tale? Oh no, it will break the hearts of the Ireland fans at the stands