Hosts Ireland went into the five-match series against Afghanistan as slight favourites having had the better international exposure of the two sides. But, while the first match was washed out due to rain,
In a low-profile ODI against Ireland on Thursday at Dublin, debutant Dasun Shanaka stood out, coming up with a brilliant all-round effort, to evaporate any hopes Ireland had of causing a shock upset. In his short international career,
ZIM vs IRE 3rd ODI Review: Medium pacer Tim Murtagh claimed four wickets and then made a crucial 19 not out as Ireland stumbled their way to a consolation two-wicket victory over Zimbabwe at Harare in the dead rubber on Tuesday.