Modified 06 Mar 2020, 18:32 IST
Najibullah Zadran and Rashid Khan guided Afghanistan to an 11-run DLS victory over Ireland within the first of three Twenty20 International clashes.
Rain stopped play with Afghanistan on 133-5 after 15 overs, needing 40 runs from 30 balls as they chased down a victory goal of 173 in Greater Noida, India.
Afghanistan beat West Indies of their most up-to-date T20I sequence and Zadran ensured they bought over the road on Friday, his 42 runs from 21 balls coming in an important partnership of 63 with Samiullah Shinwari (28).
Paul Stirling (60) and Kevin O’Brien (35) had earlier given Ireland an electrical begin, although their innings misplaced momentum after the openers had been dismissed, with Rashid recording spectacular figures of 3-22 from his 4 overs.
Rain brings an early finish with Afghanistan forward by 11 runs on DLS!
— ICC (@ICC) March 6, 2020
Published 06 Mar 2020, 18:32 IST
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