Afghanistan reclaimed from early on batting battles to earn a five-wicket make an impression on Ireland in the starting T20 series contest in India.
After becoming in difficulty at 65-6 in the 12th over, George Dockrell’s career-best 34 not away and also Stuart Poynter’s unbeaten 31 helped Ireland post 132-6.
The Afghans were reduced to 50-5 however an 86-run partnership by Mohammad Nabi and also Najibullah Zadran covered victory.
The sides meet once again in T20 game titles on Saturday and also Sunday before beginning a five-match one-day series on 28 February.
The one-off Test match after that starts on 15 March.