Hazratullah Zazai struck his maiden one-day international half-century to help Afghanistan post 250 for seven. @Twitter

Opener Hazratullah Zazai struck his maiden one-day international half-century to help Afghanistan post 250 for seven in 48.3 overs against Ireland in the rain-affected match on Saturday.

The 20-year-old Zazai’s 67 off 43 balls was followed by two more half-centuries from Rahmat Shah (54) and Hashmatullah Shahidi (52) after Afghanistan elected to bat in the second ODI in Dehradun. (FOLLOW LIVE UPDATES)

Rain interrupted play in the 49th over as umpires decided to close the innings after over two hours of stoppage time. (READ: Afghanistan smash records, eye dream start at World Cup)

George Dockrell claimed three wickets while fellow spinner Andy McBrine took two to check Afghanistan’s surge towards the end of the innings.

Afghanistan, led by Asghar Afghan, lead the five-match series 1-0.