Afghanistan sent 5-match Twenty20 series against Ireland

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Published: 8/16/2022 12:19:10 PM

Afghanistan sent a five-match Twenty20 series against Ireland to a decider with a 27-run victory on Monday in a match reduced to 11 overs-a-side by rain.

Najibullah Zadran's 50 off 24 balls and Rashid Khan's 31 not out from 10 deliveries set an impressive total for the tourists of 132-6.

Ireland got off to a flying start through openers Paul Stirling and Andy Balbirnie, but once they departed inside four overs, George Dockrell's unbeaten 41 was the only resistance to a dominant Afghanistan bowling performance.

Fareed Ahmad took 3-14 with Rashid and Naveen-ul-Haq picking up two wickets each.

The series decider will take place on Wednesday.

Dhaka Tribune

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