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Afghanistan Trounce Ireland by 8 Wickets, Clinch OID Series

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Saturday September 1, 2018

Kabul (BNA) Afghanistan national cricket team recorded a convincing eight wickets win in the deciding Gulbahar ODI at Stormont on Friday to seal a 2-1 series victory over Ireland.
According to BNA report, for the first time in the series Ireland cricket team winning the toss and batted first, for the first time in the series, but struggled to build any momentum and lost wickets at regular intervals.
Ireland's batsmen were finding spin bowling hard to play against and were all out for 124 in just 36.1 overs.
Rashid Khan, 19, took three wickets for 18 runs while Mohammad Nabi and Gulbuddin Naib took two wickets apiece.
Then, Afghanistan easily chased down, reaching 127 for the loss of just two wickets inside 24 overs at Stormont.
Ihsanullah Janat top-scored with an unbeaten 57, with the opener accompanied for much of the innings by Hashmatullah Shahidi, whose 34 was the second-highest score of the match.
It was a double success for Afghanistan after they also won 2-0 in last week's Twenty20 series against Ireland.
M.A.Ansari
 

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