Afghanistan beat Ireland in one-day opener in India

Paul Stirling

Initial one-day worldwide, Dehradun, India

Ireland 161 (49.2 overs): Stirling 89; Mujeeb 3-14

Afghanistan 165-5 (41.5 overs): Gulbadin 46; Rankin 2-48

Afghanistan won by five wickets

Afghanistan beat Ireland by five wickets in the first of five one-day internationals in India.

Paul Stirling’s 89 pushed Ireland to a humble 161 with Mujeeb Ur Rahman taking 3-14 in Dehradun.

Gulbadin Naib hit 46 and opener Mohammed Shahzab 43 as Afghanistan won with 8.1 overs to save notwithstanding Boyd Rankin’s 2-48.

Afghanistan whitewashed Ireland 3-0 in the Twenty20 arrangement this month.

Ireland never recouped from slipping to 14-3, in spite of the fact that Stirling included 78 for the seventh wicket with George Dockrell, who made 37.

Be that as it may, the loss of three wickets for one run finished their expectations of a focused aggregate and Stirling was the last man out with four balls remaining.

Dawlat Zadran completed with 3-25 and Gulbadin took 2-20 preceding best scoring with 46 in Afghanistan’s pursuit.

The second ODI happens at a similar scene on Saturday.

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