Ireland beat Afghanistan by three wickets to level ODI series


Ireland levelled a three-match ODI series with Afghanistan at 1-1 with victory by three wickets in Belfast on Wednesday.

Tim Murtagh bowled a devastating opening spell of 4/30 as Afghanistan slipped to 16-4 inside nine overs before recovering to post 182-9 in their 50 overs. Ireland reached their target of 183 with six overs to spare.

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Brief Scores

Afghanistan – 182-9 (50 overs; N Zadran 42, A Afghan 39; T Murtagh 4-30, S Singh 1-17)

Ireland – 183-7 (43.5 overs; A Balbirnie 55, S Singh 36*; R Khan 3-37, M Nabi 2-38)

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