Afghanistan whitewashed Ireland by winning the 3rd one-day international by 36 runs in Abu Dhabi.
Rashid Khan’s stunning 48 runs helped Afghanistan to recover from 163-7 to post 266-9 from their 50 overs, before the leg-spinner took 4 wickets as Ireland fell short despite a 2nd straight hundred from Paul Stirling.
The series clean sweep sees Afghanistan bagged 30 points in the race to qualify for the 2023 World Cup in India.
After a quick start, the Afghanistan collapsed by Irish spinners, with Simi Singh claiming 3-37, But a brilliant late onslaught from Rashid, whose 40-ball innings featured 3 fours and 3 sixes, saw Afghanistan post a competitive total.
Paul Stirling’s 12th ODI century helped Ireland stay in the chase despite losing regular wickets.
Rashid Khan bagged man of the match award for his outstanding all-round performance.
Man of the series award belongs to the Paul Stirling
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