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Mohammad Nabi stars as Afghanistan beat Ireland by 28 runs in third T20I

Greater Noida | ByIndo Asian News Service
Mar 12, 2017 07:41 PM IST

Mohammad Nabi and Mohammad Shahzad scored fifties as Afghanistan clinched the three-match T20 series against Ireland.

Afghanistan completed a clean sweep against Ireland after winning their third and final Twenty20 International (T20I) cricket match by 28 runs in Greater Noida on Sunday.

Afghanistan cricket team pose for a group photo after winning against Ireland in the 3rd T20 encounter.(AP)
Afghanistan cricket team pose for a group photo after winning against Ireland in the 3rd T20 encounter.(AP)

A brilliant knock of 89 by Mohammad Nabi and a quick-fire 72 by Mohammad Shahzad in the lower order helped Afghanistan post 233/8 in 20 overs.

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For Ireland, Kevin O’Brien scalped four for 45 runs while Jacob Mulder took two wickets for 32.

Afghanistan players celebrate after wining against Ireland during their third Twenty20 international. (PTI)
Afghanistan players celebrate after wining against Ireland during their third Twenty20 international. (PTI)

Chasing the mammoth 234-run target, Ireland started the match on a good note as openers Paul Stirling (49) and Stuart Thompson (43) slammed 65 runs in 4.2 overs. But the magnitude of the target was big and Ireland were bowled out for 205 in the 20 overs.

Apart from wicketkeeper-batsman Gary Wilson (59), who kept the Ireland hopes alive by scoring at a strike-rate of over 170, no other batsman stepped up to the challenge.

Wilson’s 39-ball knock was laced with five boundaries and two sixes. He was dismissed spinner Rashid Khan.

For Afghanistan, Hamza (2 for 39) and Karim Janat (2 for 34) made the crucial strikes upfront, while Rashid (3 for 28) cleaned the lower-order batsmen to clinch the match.

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