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Ireland beat Afghanistan

10 Aug 2022 - 10:21

Ireland have defeated Afghanistan in their first home T20 International of the season by seven wickets in Belfast.

Afghan Voice Agency(AVA)_Monitoring, George Dockrell hit the winning boundary off the penultimate ball to lift Ireland on to 171 for three after they were set a target of 169.

Afghanistan’s total of 168 for seven had been boosted by 30 runs off the final two overs, with Ibrahim Zadran clubbing 29 not out off 18 balls.

Afghanistan’s top scorer, opener Usman Ghani, struck two sixes and six fours in his 59 off 42 balls. The two sides will meet again on Thursday at the same Civil Services Cricket Club venue in Stormont for the second time in their five-match series.

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