Ireland were skittled out at a 109-run defeat that leaves them 21 down.

After dismissing the Afghans to get 223 the Irish were at a position.

Ireland were making adequate progress on 82-4 earlier a meltdown that saw six wickets fall for 32 runs with Aftab Alam.

The sides match on Sunday in the last ODI in Dehradun.

Afghanistan won the series 3-0 along with their sole defeat to the Irish came on Tuesday.

These were fighting with 81-6 earlier a 50-run partnership between Asghar Afghan (54) and Mohammed Nabi (6 4 ).

Nabi then united with Rashid Khan (52) to get a priceless eighth-wicket rack of 86 until the innings came to a end with five balls to spare.

Andy McBrine (2-37) Boyd Rankin (2-50) both picked up two wickets while the Irish were set a small target.

But, it established well beyond them despite an opening stand of 31 between captain William Porterfield (2-1 ) and Paul Stirling (1-1 ).

Simi Singh hit 20 and Kevin O’Brien top-scored for its Irish with 26 before the wickets tumbled along with also the Irish were out in 35.3 overs.

Alam was ably assisted by Rashid Khan (2-22) and Mujeeb Ur Rahman (2-25) within a extraordinary display from the Afghan bowlers.

“Coming into the game we were really happy where we were at,” explained Ireland captain William Porterfield.

“But today quite a couple of individual errors cost us with the bat in that chase – if we are able to negate some of those we put ourselves at a decent position in the future home strong.”


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