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Afghanistan win 1st ODI against Ireland by 29 runs

  • Published at 12:07 pm August 28th, 2018
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Ireland, beaten 2-0 in the recent T20 series, were chasing a target of 228 to win but were bowled out for 198 by Afghanistan

Afghanistan beat Ireland by 29 runs in the first one-day international of a three-match series in Belfast on Monday.

The hosts, beaten 2-0 in the recent T20 series, were chasing a target of 228 to win but were bowled out for 198.

Having slipped to 93 for four, Ireland were relying on Andy Balbirnie, but when he fell for a gritty 55 their hopes evaporated.

Earlier, Ireland's bowlers had restricted Afghanistan to 227 for nine.

Gulbadin Naib topscored with 64 and shared a fourth-wicket partnership of 77 with Hashmatullah Shahidi, who hit 54.

BRIEF SCORE:

Afghanistan 227 for 9 (Naib 64, Shahidi 54, Murtagh 4-31, Rankin 3-44) beat Ireland 198 (Balbirnie 55, Wilson 38, Alam 2-34, Rashid 2-41) by 29 runs