Clinical Afghanistan register crushing win

AFG 537/8d (Asghar Stanikzai 145, Afsar Zazai 103*; George Dockrell 3-160, John Anderson 2-92) beat IRE 261 (Andrew Balbirnie 62, John Anderson 61; Rashid Khan 5-99) and 104 (Mohammad Nabi 6-40, Rashid Khan 3-44) by an innings and 172 runs.

Afghanistan put up a clinical show to thump their arch-rivals Ireland by an innings and 172 runs in their Intercontinental Cup match played at the Greater Noida State Complex ground on Thursday (Match 30). In what turned out to be a surprisingly lopsided encounter, the visitors were bowled out for a meagre 104 in their second innings as they hurtled to a heavy defeat. For the home side, Mohammad Nabi and Rashid Khan combined to pick up nine scalps between them.

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