Afghanistan bounced back strong to level the series with Ireland. They get into the World Cup on a winning momentum. After being bowled out cheaply in the first ODI, Afghanistan came in with a purpose and they posted an above par total on the board. Later, they continued the good work in the second innings, as their bowlers didn’t allow Ireland to build a partnership at any stage. The one-sided affair meant Afghanistan won the match by a margin of whopping 126 runs.
He had come up with his career-best performance in this match. He led the bowling from the front by picking wickets at regular intervals. His impressive spell didn’t allow the Ireland batsmen to bounce back in the match, as he never dropped the intensity in his bowling. When it comes to fantasy cricket he certainly surprised many as he proved to be worthy with scoring 83.5 points in the match.
The Afghan wicket-keeper/batsman had come up with an entertaining century which allowed the team to post a big total on the board. His knock allowed the other batsmen to play cautiously as he played aggressively at one end. He also proved handy behind the stumps as he made 68.5 fantasy points overall in the match.
He played a crucial role alongside Shahzad in the match-defining partnership. He was cautious early in his innings, but once he got set, he unleashed his strokes to increase the scoring rate in the middle overs. He played the anchor role in the match which yielded him 55.5 points.
He had come up with another decent performance, after a good show in the first ODI. He was the lone batsman in the squad who showed intent in the chase as he played his natural game irrespective of the precarious situation. Along with the bat, he also proved to be handy with his part-time bowling. He made 49 fantasy points.
He failed to live up to the expectations of fantasy cricket players, as he couldn’t continue his good form at the venue. He didn’t pick a wicket in the match which indeed played a big part in Ireland’s loss. He made only 5 points.
He failed to contribute much with the bat when the team needed it the most. He may have got a good start but it was neither helpful for his team nor for the fantasy cricket players. He made only 10.5 points in the match.
Our predictions for the match have gone wrong. We expected it to be a close contest with scores around 250, but it turned out to be a one-sided affair where Afghanistan scored 305. That’s where we missed on few Top performing batsmen in our best grand league team.
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