Ireland take on Afghanistan in the third T20I in Belfast on August 12. They are leading the series 2-0 after winning the first two games. The hosts won the game by 5 wickets as they chased down the target of 123 with five wickets and an over to spare.
The last three games thus becomes a must-win for the visitors who are taking the series to warm up their preparations ahead of the Asia Cup and the T20 World Cup. The Afghanistan batting lineup did not stand a chance in front of the Irish bowlers. Joshua Little, Mark Adair, Curtis Campher and Gareth Delany took two wickets each in the second T20I.
” I’ve just found some nice rhythm. Looking to keep it as simple as possible. Something I was successful at the World Cup in the UAE (bowling round the wicket to the right-handers). If you get wickets in the powerplay, have a 70 percent chance of winning. WIckets in powerplay always key” said Little who was chosen as the Man of the Match for his spell of 2/18.
IRE vs AFG Weather Forecast And Pitch Report of Civil Service Cricket Club, Belfast – Afghanistan Tour of Ireland 2022, 3rd T20I
The weather for the first two T20I between the sides was fairly clear and there was sunshine as well. The match starts at 8 pm IST which is 3.30 pm local time. The weather in the afternoon is expected to be around 30 degrees with a nice wind blowing across the ground. There is no rain threat in the game.
So far the venue has hosted 28 T20I matches with 16 matches won by the team chasing and 11 winning batting first. A score of over 160 was chased down in the first T20I while Afgahniatsn batters managed to hit the par score in the second T20I. The pitch is a good one for batting and runs can be expected on this ground.
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