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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.

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.