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Cricket Betting Tips and Match Predictions: Afghanistan Tour of Ireland - Afghanistan vs Ireland - 5th T20I - 17th August, 2022

Afghanistan vs Ireland
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The 5th T20I match of the Afghanistan Tour of Ireland 2022 will be played on the 17th of August 2022 between Ireland and Afghanistan at the Civil Services Cricket Club, Stormont, Belfast.

Live Scores - Afghanistan vs Ireland - 5th T20I

Current T20I Form Afganistan and Ireland:

Afghanistan have won the 4th T20I of the 5 match series to draw the series level at 2-2. The 5th T20I will actually serve as the decider of the series.

The 4th T20I was curtailed to 11 overs per side due to rain. Afghanistan batted first and posted a strong total of 132 for 6 in 11 overs. Rahmanullah Gurbaz started off very well and struck 24 off just 13 balls. A couple of quick wickets fell in the middle overs putting pressure on the Afghanistan team. However, a brave effort by Najibullah and Rashid Khan ensured that Afghanistan went on to put a big total on board. Najibullah Zadran made 50 in just 24 balls while Rashid Khan scored 31 not out in just 10 balls to take their team's total past the 130 run mark to 132 for 6 in 11 overs.

During the chase, Paul Stirling and Andy Balbirnie started off very well and added 28 quick runs for the first wicket partnership. Balbirnie was dismissed for 15 in the 2nd over and this is where the wickets started falling and Ireland went from 28 for 0 to 69 for 7 in short time. George Dockrell tried his best to take his team over the line. He scored 41 not out in 27 balls but his effort was in vain as Ireland fell short by 27 runs in the end.

Let’s have a look at the squads:

Ireland

Andrew Balbirnie (captain), Mark Adair, Curtis Campher, Gareth Delany, George Dockrell, Stephen Doheny, Fionn Hand, Josh Little, Andrew McBrine, Barry McCarthy, Paul Stirling, Harry Tector, Lorcan Tucker, and Craig Young

Afghanistan

Mohammad Nabi (captain), Afsar Zazai, Azmatullah Omarzai, Darwish Rasooli, Farid Ahmad Malik, Fazal Haq Farooqi, Hashmatullah Shahidi, Hazratullah Zazai, Ibrahim Zadran, Karim Janat, Najibullah Zadran, Naveen ul Haq, Noor Ahmad, Rahmanullah Gurbaz, Rashid Khan and Sharafuddin Ashraf

Cricket Betting Tips and Match Predictions* - PrePlay

Who will win the toss? – Afghanistan

Who will win?- Afghanistan

Top Batsman (Runs Scored) – Paul Stirling (Ireland), Najibullah Zadran (Afghanistan)

Top Bowler (Wickets taken) – Gareth Delany (Ireland), Rashid Khan (Afghanistan)

Most Sixes – Paul Stirling (Ireland), Najibullah Zadran (Afghanistan)

Player of the Match- Najibullah Zadran (Afghanistan)

Team Scores Batting first – Afghanistan 180+, Ireland 160+

Match Handicap: Afghanistan

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*NB these predictions may be changed nearer the start of the match once the final starting teams have been announced and we will be running ‘In-Play’ features, so stay tuned.

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