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Ireland's Tim Murtagh

Ireland struggle against Afghanistan

After bowling Ireland out for 172 in 60 overs, Afghanistan reached 90-2 in reply on day one of the one-off Test between five-day cricket’s newest sides, Afghanistan and Ireland.

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Ireland earned a share of the series spoils against Afghanistan.

Ireland hit back to seal share of spoils

Ireland’s spinners combined to restrict Afghanistan to 216-6 in the final ODI at Dehradun, before half-centuries from Paul Stirling and Andy Balbirnie ensured their side a share of the series spoils.

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Rashid Khan bowling against Ireland

Kevin O’Brien’s brilliance runs Ireland close

A pulsating run-chase orchestrated by Kevin O’Brien ensured that the final T20I from Dehradun went down to the wire as Ireland’s bid to claim a victory in the third match of the series and thus avoid a whitewash against Afghanistan was sustained to the last.

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