Ireland opening batsman Paul Stirling has been named the Cricket World Player of the Week for his consistent performances against Afghanistan in the ongoing One-Day International series in Greater Noida.
Paul Striling and Andy Balbirnie scored 99 and an unbeaten 85 respectively as Ireland chased down 265 against Afghanistan to seal a six-wicket win in the third One-Day International in Greater Noida to remain alive in the series.
Asghar Stanikzai led from the front with a century as Afghanistan managed to defend a total of 339 by 34 runs overcoming a blistering 95 and a six-wicket haul from Paul Stirling in the second One-Day International against Ireland in Greater Noida to secure a 2-0 lead in the five-match series.
Four wicket hauls from Dawlat Zadran and Rashid Khan proved crucial as Afghanistan defend 293 runs against Ireland successfully and sealed a 30-run win in the first One-Day International in Greater Noida.
Mohammad Nabi and Mohammad Shahzad scored 89 and 72 runs respectively as Afghanistan defended a total of 234 runs successfully and secured a 28-run victory against Ireland in the third Twenty20 International in Greater Noida to wrap up the series 3-0.
Najeeb Tarakai scored a brilliant 58-ball 90 while Rashid Khan demolished Ireland with a five-wicket haul as Afghanistan completed a 17-run win in the rain-affected second Twenty20 International in Greater Noida to seal a 2-0 series victory.
Samiullah Shenwari scored a blistering fifty while Mohammad Shahzad contributed with 47 runs as Afghanistan completed a chase of 166 runs in 18 overs with six wickets in hand to go 1-0 up in the series.