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Mohammad Shazad has been in blistering form of late © Getty Images

Afghanistan take on Ireland in the third One-Day International (ODI) at Greater Noida. Afghanistan lead the five-match series 2-0 and will look to seal the affair in this contest. The live cricket telecast of this match will be available on Doordarshan (DD) from 9:30 am IST. Afghanistan won the first ODI by 30 runs and then followed it up with a win in the second game by 34 runs. Afghanistan had also completed a 3-0 whitewash in the T20 International (T20I) series before the ODIs. Afghanistan leg-spinner Rashid Khan has been the pick of the players in the series so far. In the two matches so far, he has picked up 10 wickets, including 6 for 43 in the previous match. Live cricket scorecard: Afghanistan vs Ireland, 3rd ODI

However, for Ireland it has been their skipper William Porterfield who has done bulk of the damage with the bat and is leading the run-scorers’ chart with 164 runs in two matches, including a best of 119. Paul Stirling has been a good all-round cricketer. He has scored 163 runs and has also chipped in with 6 wickets with the ball — all of which came in the second game. The second ODI was the first such occasion in the history of ODI cricket wherein where two players picked up a 6-wicket haul each.

Ireland have to win this match to stay in contention. They have come close in the first two games, but were not able to go over the line. Afghanistan will hope that their good run of form continues in this match as well and they can wrap up the series with two games to spare.