Afghanistan clinch T20 series against Ireland

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Afghanistan defeated Ireland by 21 runs in the second Twenty20 International to clinch the series with a game to spare.

Skipper Asghar Afghan struck 49 off 28 balls to lift the team to 184-4 after winning the toss in Greater Noida in India.

In reply, Ireland could only manage 163-6 off 20 overs.

Afghan spinner Mujeeb Ur Rahman took 3-38 to earn the man of the match award.

The third and final game of the series will be played at the same venue on Tuesday.

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