Ireland beat Afghanistan by three wickets in the second One Day Internationals (ODI) at Stormont cricket ground in Belfast inIreland on Wednesday night setting up a series decider on Friday.
Afghanistan were restricted to 182-9 off 50 overs.
Najibullah Zadran top-scored for the tourists with 42 off 52 balls.
A second-wicket partnership of 68 between Ireland’s Andrew Balbirnie (60) and Paul Stirling (39) helped Ireland to 183-7 with 37 balls to spare.
Afghanistan’s captain Asghar Afghan says that they played well in this game. He said he feels that they were around 20 runs short, but he is happy with the way his boys played.
Afghanistan, playing their 100th ODI, had won the first of the three ODI matches in Belfast by 29 runs on Monday, having also come out on top 2-0 in last week's Twenty20 series against Ireland in Bready.