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Afghanistan Win First ODI Against Ireland by 29 Runs

AFP | Updated: August 27, 2018, 11:28 PM IST
Afghanistan Win First ODI Against Ireland by 29 Runs

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Belfast: 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 top scored with 64 and shared a fourth-wicket partnership of 77 with Hashmatullah Shahidi, who hit 54.
First Published: August 27, 2018, 11:25 PM IST

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