Ireland lose to Afghanistan by 34 runs in second ODI after lbw controversies

Paul Stirling
Second one-day international, Greater Noida:
Afghanistan 338 (50 overs): Stanikzai 101, Shahad 63; K O’Brien 3-47; Stirling 6-55
Ireland 304 (47.3 overs): Stirling 95, Joyce 55, Porterfield 45, Thompson 37; Rashid Khan 6-43, Zadran 3-52
Afghanistan won by 34 runs

Ireland were on the receiving end of two controversial lbw decisions as they lost their second one-day international against Afghanistan by 34 runs.

Asghar Stanikzai hit 101, his first one-day century, to help the Afghans hit their highest ever total of 338 in the Indian venue of Greater Noida.

Ireland opener Paul Stirling was on 95 with them going well on 173-1 when he was given out to a Rashid Khan ball.

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