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Afghanistan vs Ireland: Rashid Khan hat trick helps Afghanistan sweep Ireland 3-0

Leg spinner Rashid Khan bagged a hat trick as Afghanistan swept Ireland 3-0 with a 32-run victory in the third and final Twenty20 on Sunday.

Ireland’s Boyd Rankin with teammates celebrating for the wicket of Afghanistan’s Usman Ghani during their second T20I. (Source: PTI)

Leg spinner Rashid Khan bagged a hat trick as Afghanistan swept Ireland 3-0 with a 32-run victory in the third and final Twenty20 on Sunday.

Mohammad Nabi’s 81 off 36 balls propelled Afghanistan to 210-7 after Ireland captain Paul Stirling won the toss and chose to field.

Rashid’s 5-27 included the wickets of George Dockrell, Shane Getkate and Simi Singh off the first three deliveries of the 18th over to restrict Ireland to 178-8.

Kevin O’Brien top scored with 74 off 47 balls before falling to Rashid in the 16th over that took the game away from Ireland.

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Afghanistan beat Ireland by five wickets in the first match before posting 278-3 _ a world record for a T20 international _ in the second match on Saturday for an 84-run victory.

A five-match ODI series between the teams starts Thursday.

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