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Mark Adair, Andrew Balbirnie Help Ireland Script History Vs Afghanistan

Ireland achieved a historic milestone in cricket by securing their inaugural Test victory against Afghanistan, winning by six wickets on March 1st. Throughout the three days of intense cricket, standout performances from players like Mark Adair and captain Andrew Balbirnie played a crucial role in Ireland's success.

Edited By : Shashwat Nishant | Updated: Mar 1, 2024 19:16 IST
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Ireland achieved a historic milestone in cricket by securing their inaugural Test victory against Afghanistan, winning by six wickets on March 1st. Throughout the three days of intense cricket, standout performances from players like Mark Adair and captain Andrew Balbirnie played a crucial role in Ireland’s success. Despite a challenging chase of 111 runs in the final innings and an early setback of losing three wickets for only 13 runs, Balbirnie’s resilient knock of 58* and Lorcan Tucker’s contribution of 27* guided Ireland to a memorable win.

The atmosphere at Abu Dhabi’s Tolerance Oval was electric as Lorcan Tucker hit the winning run, marking a significant moment for Irish cricket. Despite early pressure, with Ireland struggling at 39/4 in just 12 overs during the final innings, Balbirnie’s composed leadership steadied the ship. Despite a strong bowling performance from Naveed Zadran, Afghanistan found it difficult to break the vital 72-run partnership between Balbirnie and Tucker.

In this one-off Test match between Ireland and Afghanistan, Mark Adair etched his name in history as the third Irish cricketer to achieve a five-wicket haul in Test cricket. As a right-arm medium pacer, Adair played a crucial role in limiting Afghanistan to 155 runs in their first innings.

The significance of this victory is magnified by the fact that Ireland has become the sixth-fastest team to secure their maiden Test win since joining the longest format of the game.

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First published on: Mar 01, 2024 07:16 PM IST

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