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Afghanistan on Thursday defeated Ireland by 5 wickets to register their first victory over the opponents in international cricket.

Ireland won the toss and managed 132/6.

George Dockrell (34) and Stuart Poynter (31) remained unbeaten while Mohd. Nabi and Rashid Khan shared 2 wickets each.

In reply, Afghanistan chased down the target despite being 50/5 by the powerful performance from Mohd. Nabi (49*) and Najibullah Zadran (40*).

Boyd Rankin claimed 2 wickets.

Nabi earned Man of the Match award.

The next T20I will be held today (February 23) at 6.30 pm.


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