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.
Afghanistan beat @Irelandcricket by 29 runs in the first ODI match of the series. Thus, taking a 1-0 lead in the three-match ODI series.— Afghan Cricket Board (@ACBofficials) August 27, 2018
The next match of the series will be played on wednesday, 29th August. #AFGvIRE #1stODI pic.twitter.com/Erhlj8NbsM
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.
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