Gulbadin Naib starred with both bat and ball as Afghanistan outplayed Ireland by five wickets in the first one-day international on Thursday. Earlier, Rashid Khan claimed a hat-trick to power Afghanistan to a 3-0 series sweep over Ireland after their convincing 32-run victory in the third T20I on Sunday. Khan returned impressive figures of 5/27 to keep Ireland down to 178 for eight in their chase of 211 in the north Indian city of Dehradun. Mohammad Nabi hit 81 off 36 deliveries in Afghanistan's 210 for seven after being put into bat first on a ground where they posted a T20 international record of 278/3 in the previous match. Kevin O'Brien and Andy Balbirnie, who made 47, then put on a threatening 96-run second wicket stand to raise hopes of a successful chase but Khan hit back with his leg spin. Khan got O'Brien caught behind for 74 but it was the 18th over when the world's top T20 bowler became the first spinner in the format to take a hat-trick. (SCORECARD)
Highlights Updates Between AFG Vs IRE 1st ODI, straight from Dehradun.
- 15:57 (IST)Feb 28, 2019
End of 45 overs!With five overs remaining in their innings, Ireland have finally got a rhythm they needed since beginning. Paul Stirling (77*) and George Dockrell (32*) have stitched an unbeaten stand of 70 runs for the seventh-wicket to lift Ireland after early wickets. Ireland are 139/6 in 45 overs.
- 13:40 (IST)Feb 28, 2019
End of an impressive over!Mujeeb Ur Rahman concludes an impressive over. Two wickets and just runs from it. Ireland are 14/3 in eight overs.
A brilliant start by Afghanistan and outstanding bowling display by the bowlers so far, especially @Mujeeb_R88 taking three wickets giving away only 7 runs in his six overs !#AFGvIRE pic.twitter.com/FISGXgaqAa— Afghanistan Cricket Board (@ACBofficials) February 28, 2019
- 13:07 (IST)Feb 28, 2019
MATCH DETAILS: Ireland v Afghanistan, 1st ODI— Cricket Ireland (@Irelandcricket) February 28, 2019
Venue: Rajiv Gandhi International Cricket Stadium
Date: 28 February 2019
Start time: 1pm (local time) or 7:30am (GMT)
Livestream: via https://t.co/Mpmt9B2gPA#BackingGreen pic.twitter.com/zxhE1TytFj