|Third one-day international, Dehra Dun|
|Afghanistan 256-8 (50 overs): N Zadran 104*; Afghan 75|
|Ireland: 260-6 (49.0 overs): Balbirnie 145*, Dockrell 54|
|Ireland won by four wickets|
Ireland was helped by An exceptional unbeaten 145 from Andrew Balbirnie to a triumph over Afghanistan at the next one-day international.
Balbirnie struck eight sixes – a Ireland record – in his highest ODI score as they chased 257 by having an over to spare in Dehradun to measure the series at 1-1.
He added 143 after Ireland slipped to 29-3 and 73-4, using George Dockrell, that left 54.
Najibullah Zadran made an unbeaten 104 in the 256-8 of Afghanistan.
Before the series finale on Sunday, the ODI takes place at precisely the same place on Friday.
Afghanistan won the Twenty20 series 3-0.
Zadran’s century, along with 75 – they shared with a rack of 117 – rescued Afghanistan when they won the toss.
Boyd Rankin chose 2-56 and Tim Murtagh 2-60 to get Ireland.
Balbirnie entered the fray in 13-1 and the other 2 wickets quickly dropped from Kevin O’Brien before a lively 21.
The venture with Dockrell proved crucial as Ireland registered a triumph at the attempt on the Afghans.