[caption id="attachment_809171" align="alignnone" width="628"]<img class="size-full wp-image-809171" src="https://www.cricketcountry.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/02/Gulbadin-Naib_AFP.jpg" alt="" width="628" height="438" /> Gulbadin Naib starred with both bat and ball, scoring 46 runs and scalping two wickets, as Afghanistan won the first ODI against Ireland. @AFP[/caption] <p></p> <p></p><a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/players/gulbadin-naib/">Gulbadin Naib</a> starred with both bat and ball as <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/teams/afghanistan/">Afghanistan</a> outplayed <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/teams/ireland/">Ireland</a> by five wickets in the first one-day international on Thursday. <p></p> <p></p>Naib took two wickets to help dismiss Ireland for 161 and then struck a crucial 46 as Afghanistan achieved their target in 41.5 overs in the north Indian city of Dehradun. (<a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/series/afghanistan-and-ireland-in-india-2019-201012/live-scores/afghanistan-vs-ireland-live-cricket-score-1st-odi-match-189207-summary.html"><strong>AFG vs IRE: FULL SCOREBOARD</strong></a>) <p></p> <p></p>Wicketkeeper-batsman Mohammad Shahzad put the chase on course with his 43 off 53 balls but his departure triggered a mini collapse as Afghanistan slipped to 104 for four. <p></p> <p></p>Naib then put on 49 runs with skipper <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/tag/asghar-afghan">Asghar Afghan</a>, who made seven not out, to stabilise the innings with some cautious batting against a disciplined Ireland attack. <p></p> <p></p>Naib was out with Afghanistan needing nine for victory and Najibullah Zadran, who turned 26 on Thursday, celebrated his birthday with two sixes to complete the chase. (<strong>ALSO READ: <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/news/glenn-maxwell-hazratullah-zazai-kl-rahul-move-up-in-icc-t20i-rankings-for-batsmen-809010">Glenn Maxwell, Hazratullah Zazai, KL Rahul move up in ICC T20I rankings for batsmen</a></strong>) <p></p> <p></p>"We are happy to win the first match of the series. Chasing is not a concern. Sometimes the wicket is like that and that's why we play carefully at times," Afghan said after the win. <p></p> <p></p>"Shahzad played very well today." <p></p> <p></p>Teenage spinner <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/tag/mujeeb-ur-rahman">Mujeeb Ur Rahman</a> also played a key role in setting up the win after returning impressive figures of 3-14 from his 10 overs. <p></p> <p></p>The 17-year-old Rahman shared the new ball with paceman Dawlat Zadran, who also claimed three wickets. <p></p> <p></p>Paul Stirling top-scored with 89 for Ireland, who were whitewashed in the recent three-match Twenty20 series against the Afghans, after they elected to bat first. <p></p> <p></p>Rahman claimed skipper <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/players/william-porterfield/">William Porterfield</a> for nought in his very first over and then struck twice on successive deliveries in his fourth over to put Ireland on the back foot at 14 for three. <p></p> <p></p>Ireland soon slipped to 69 for six but Stirling played a stubborn knock, building crucial partnerships including a 76-run seventh-wicket stand with George Dockrell, who made 37. <p></p> <p></p>Stirling, a portly opener who is playing his 101st ODI, hit 6 fours and 3 sixes in his 150-ball stay at the crease before being bowled by Naib in the final over of the innings. <p></p> <p></p>"We were short with the bat. No one struck it fluently. Someone had to put their hand up and go along with Paul," said Porterfield. <p></p> <p></p>"230-240 would have been a good score here." <p></p> <p></p>The second ODI is on Saturday in Dehradun.