Afghanistan vs Ireland: Andy Balbirnie's century steers visitors to four wicket win in third ODI, series level 1-1

Andy Balbirnie's career-best 145 not out anchored Ireland to a four-wicket victory over Afghanistan in the third one-day cricket international

The Associated Press, Mar 05, 2019 23:39:29 IST

Dehradun: Andy Balbirnie's career-best 145 not out anchored Ireland to a four-wicket victory over Afghanistan in the third one-day cricket international on Tuesday.

Balbirnie's third ODI century off 136 balls, which featured eight sixes and eight fours, led Ireland to 260-6 with an over to spare in reply to Afghanistan's 256-8. The series was square at 1-1 with two games to go.

Afghanistan vs Ireland: Andy Balbirnies century steers visitors to four wicket win in third ODI, series level 1-1

Andy Balbirine and George Dockrell take Ireland to six-wicket win in third ODI against Afghanistan. Image: Twitter @ACBofficials 

Balbirnie played all four Afghanistan spinners with ease, and together with George Dockrell (54), shared a match-winning, 143-run stand for the fifth wicket, after Ireland was in trouble at 73-4 in the 16th over.

Earlier, Najibullah Zadran smashed 104 off 98 balls and his maiden ODI hundred for Afghanistan.

Captain Asghar Afghan (75) shared a century stand with Zadran, after Ireland reduced Afghanistan to 74-5 in 19 overs.

The fourth match will be on Friday.

Updated Date: Mar 05, 2019 23:39:29 IST



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