Kevin O’Brien hit a last-ball six as Eire clinched a comfort super-over win in opposition to Afghanistan within the third Twenty20 worldwide in India on Tuesday.
With three runs wanted for victory off the ultimate ball of the tremendous over, O’Brien cleared the long-off fence to finish his workforce’s 12-match dropping streak in T20s in opposition to the Afghans.
O’Brien made 26 off 21 balls in Eire’s 142 for eight after electing to bat first.
Afghanistan, who gained the sequence 2-1, replied with 142 for seven.
“Fortunately that final hit got here off,” a relieved O’Brien stated after receiving the person of the match award.
“We now have learnt from sport one to sport three, about particular plans for every participant. You must regulate rapidly and I feel we did.”
Afghanistan wanted 16 to win off the ultimate six deliveries of regular play, and paceman Craig Younger claimed Asghar Afghan for 32 earlier than Rashid hit a boundary off the final ball, taking the sport right into a deciding over.
Younger then bowled a disciplined line and size to maintain Afghanistan to only eight runs in six balls.
Gareth Delany additionally performed a key half in Eire’s win after top-scoring with 37 after which taking two wickets together with his leg-spin.
Off-spinner Simi Singh damage Afghanistan’s middle-order with two wickets off successive balls to ship again Mohammad Nabi, for 4, and Najibullah Zadran, for nought.
Wicketkeeper-batsman Rahmanullah Gurbaz top-scored with 42 and was named participant of the sequence for amassing 105 runs within the three matches.
Bowlers Naveen-ul-Haq and Qais Ahmad took three wickets every within the Eire innings.
“I feel the wicket was good however our batsmen performed some poor pictures,” stated Rashid.