Dockrell, Stirling script Ireland’s five-wicket win over Afghanistan

The win gave Ireland series victory.

Paul Stirling scored 101 after a knock of 82 in the second ODI.   -  AFP

Ireland beat Afghanistan by five wickets in the third and final One-Day International in Sharjah on Sunday to clinch the three-match series 2-1.


Left-arm spinner George Dockrell took 4 for 28 as Afghanistan was bowled out for 177 before Paul Stirling struck a 97-ball 101 to take Ireland to its target in 38 overs.

Afghanistan won the first match by 138 runs while Ireland levelled the series with a 51-run victory in the second - with all three matches played in Sharjah.

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