Ireland beat Afghanistan in super-over thriller

Kevin O’Brien cleared the fence with a last ball six as Ireland clinched a superb super-over win against Afghanistan in the third Twenty20 international in India on Tuesday.


Ireland needed three runs for victory in the last ball of the super over when O’Brien thrashed a long-off six ending the team’s losing streak of twelve matches. O’Brien made 26 off 21 balls in Ireland’s 142 for eight after electing to bat first.

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In the usual innings of play, Afghanistan needed 16 runs to win in the final six deliveries. Asghar Afghan who was batting for 32 was dismissed by Craig Young. Rashid Khan scored a boundary off the ultimate ball that made the game a tie.

Wicket-keeper-batsman Rahmanullah Gurbaz top-scored with 42; he was named player of the series for amassing 105 runs in the three matches.





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