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Afghanistan-Ireland Series

Rahmat, Shahidi help Afghanistan to series win against Ireland


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Afghanistan beat Ireland by seven wickets to clinch the three-match ODI series 2-0 in Abu Dhabi on Sunday as Rahmat Shah scored 103 runs and Hashmatullah Shahidi scored 82 runs to seal the victory.

Earlier, Ireland won the toss of the second ODI and decided to bat first and managed to post a descent total of 259 in the allotted 50 overs, with Paul Sterling’s magnificent 128 runs.

Afghanistan bowlers Naween-ul-Haq took four wickets and MujeebRahman took three wickets to restrict the opposition from posting a big total on the scoreboard.

In reply, Afghanistan off to a shaky start and both the openers did not manage a longer partnership, but one-down Rahmat Shah and middle order batsman Shahid consolidated and steered their side to seven wickets win over Ireland, clinching the series 2-0.