Now the series level at 2-2, Ireland and Afghanistan go head to head for the final time on Wednesday (17 August) afternoon at Stormont, Belfast. Both the team will face in the fifth and final T20I of the series. From behind Afghanistan, registered back-to-back wins in the previous two encounters to set up an enticing series-deciding finale.
In the series, Ireland won in the first two matches but Afghanistan comeback by winning the last two matches. The fourth T20I was a rain-curtailed match, and both sides were afforded 11 overs each. The visitors drew level in the five-match series with a victory by 27 runs.
The series is set up perfectly as both sides head into the final match with a series victory on their minds.
IRE vs AFG Probable Playing XIs
Paul Stirling, Andrew Balbirnie (c), Lorcan Tucker (wk), Harry Tector, Gareth Delany, George Dockrell, Fionn Hand, Mark Adair, Simi Singh, Barry McCarthy, Joshua Little
Hazratullah Zazai, Rahmanullah Gurbaz (wk), Ibrahim Zadran, Najibullah Zadran, Mohammad Nabi (c), Azmatullah Omarzai, Sharafuddin Ashraf, Rashid Khan, Naveen-ul-Haq, Mujeeb Ur Rahman, Fareed Ahmad Malik