Afghanistan beats Ireland to complete T20 series clean sweep

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Rashid Khan bagged his maiden hat-trick in T20Is (Photo tweeted by @ACBofficials

DEHRADUN— Afghanistan won third T20 match against Ireland recording a 3-0 victory.

Afghanistan won the match comfortably with 32 runs. Mohammad Nabi scored 81 runs by 36 balls while Afghan spin sensation Rashid Khan took hat-trick and naming a five wickets haul.

The world’s top-ranked bowler in the game’s shortest format ended the match with 5-27 after Ireland began their chase of 211 brightly.

Ireland started its innings quite well but were bowled out for 178-8 in 20 overs. Ireland opener Kevin O’Brien top-scored for his side with 74.

Mohammad Nabi was named man of the match and man of the series.

The five-match ODI series between the countries begins on Thursday before they play a Test match at the same Dehradun venue starting on 15 March.

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