Ireland take on Afghanistan in the fifth T20I in Belfast on August 17, Wednesday. After winning the first two games, the hosts lost the third and fourth matches. The Afghan win helped them to keep the series alive at 2-2. Both teams now need to win the final game to win the series.
Ireland lost the fourth T20I by 27 runs. The side was restricted to 105 runs chasing 133 runs to win the fourth T20I. Many of their batters were dismissed in single-digit scores which did not help their cause.
“The way Rashid and Najib played towards the back end. There were a couple of chances which could’ve changed things. Never easy in a 11-over contest. Bit frustrated with myself, didn’t push on. The quality of the spinners they have, it’s hard to go from the start. We’re going to go to the WC where we’ll be in these must-win games. We know they’ll come out all guns blazing,” Andrew Balbirnie said after the match.
Meanwhile, this win was just the boost Afghanistan needed after two back-to-back defeats. The batters batted well ad the bowlers took wickets in this must-win game for them which now helps them keep the series alive.
“Really important that we took early wickets. He’s in really good form from last few series (Najib). Brilliant innings today as well. He’s good batsman in the death (Rashid). Has power to clear. Boys are improving day by day in the field. We’ll try our best and focus on our planning,” Mohammad Nabi said after the game.
IRE vs AFG Live Streaming Details- When And Where To Watch Ireland And Afghanistan Live In Your Country? Afghanistan Tour Of Ireland 2022, 5th T20I
Fan Code app will live stream the Ireland vs Afghanistan 2022 series in India. The games can be watched both on their website and on the app.
In South Africa
In South Africa, SuperSport TV will present the live action of the Ireland vs Afghanistan T20I series.
In UK and Ireland
In the United Kingdom and Ireland, Sky Sports Cricket will present the live telecast and live streaming of the series.
In USA and Canada
Willow TV will present the live telecast of the series in the United States and Canada.
Afghanistan Cricket Board’s official Twitter account will live stream the IRE vs AFG T20I series.