KABUL (Pajhwok): Afghanistan on Sunday beat Ireland by seven wickets to clinch the three-match One Day International (ODI) series 2-0 in Abu Dhabi, the United Arab Emirates (UAE).
Ireland won the toss of the second ODI and decided to bat first and managed to post a descent total of 259 in the allotted 50 overs, with Paul Sterling’s magnificent 128 runs.
Afghanistan bowlers Naween-ul-Haq took four wickets and MujeebRahman took three wickets to restrict the opposition from posting a big total on the scoreboard.
In reply, Afghanistan off to a shaky start and both the openers did not manage a longer partnership, but one-down Rahmat Shah and middle order batsman HashamtullahShahid consolidated and steered their side to seven wickets win over Ireland, clinching the series 2-0.
Rahmat Shah scored 103 runs and Shahidi scored 82 runs.