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Ireland won the match for the first time in the history of Test cricket, defeated this team – India TV Hindi

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For Ireland, the day of March 1 became very memorable in their cricket history. The Irish team won the one-match Test series against Afghanistan by 6 wickets at the ground in Abu Dhabi, in which captain Andrew Balbirnie played an important role in helping the team chase the target and win. This is Ireland’s first win in Test cricket, before this the team has played 7 Test matches and they have faced defeat in all of them. In this match, Ireland had a target of 111 runs to win. At the same time, Ireland has also become the first team in world cricket whose women’s team registered its victory in Test cricket before the men’s team.

Captain Balbirnie played an important role in the fourth innings

In this match against Afghanistan, while chasing the target, the Irish team had at one time lost 3 wickets till the score was 13. From here, captain Andrew Balbirnie, handling the innings from one end, first made a partnership of 26 runs for the fourth wicket with Paul Stirling and then made a match-winning partnership of 72 runs for the fifth wicket with Lorcan Tucker, taking the team to 6. Returned after giving a historic victory by wicket. The Irish captain scored unbeaten 58 runs in 96 balls in this innings. The Ireland team is not a part of the World Test Championship, that is why it is able to play only 1-match Test series on most of the occasions, so far the team has played a 2-match Test series against Sri Lanka once.

Mark Adair showed amazing skills with the ball in the match

In this match, a brilliant performance was seen from the bowlers of the Ireland team, in which fast bowler Mark Adair took 5 wickets in the first innings and he managed to take 3 wickets in the second innings also. The biggest reason for the defeat of the Afghanistan team in this match was the very poor performance of the batsmen in both the innings. While the Afghan team was able to score only 155 runs in its first innings in this match, it could reach a score of 218 in the second innings.

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