Intercontinental Cup: Afghans on top against Ireland in India

Afghanistan 357-6 (96.0 overs): Stanikzai 110 no, Shahzad 85, Jamal 73, McBrine 2-76

Asghar Stanikzai's unbeaten century put Aghanistan in control against Ireland on day one of the Intercontinental Cup game in India.

The captain hit 110 while Mohammad Shah (85) and Nasir Jamal (73) chipped in as Afghanstan closed on 357-6 after electing to bat.

Afghanistan were 318-3 but three late wickets brought the Irish back into the game in Great Nodia.

Table-toppers Ireland are 19 points clear of the second-placed Afghans.

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