[caption id="attachment_666494" align="alignleft" width="300"]<a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/12/Nasir-Jamal.jpg"><img class="size-full wp-image-666494" alt="Nasir Jamal Getty Images" src="https://www.cricketcountry.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/12/Nasir-Jamal.jpg" width="300" height="446" /></a> Nasir Jamal Getty Images[/caption] <p></p> <p></p><a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/tag/afghanistan">Afghanistan</a> posted 238 runs after <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/teams/ireland/">Ireland </a>put them to bat in the first innings of the 1st ODI at Sharjah Cricket Association Stadium, Sharjah. Afghanistan didn t get to a good start after being reduced to 22 for 2. <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/players/rahmat-shah/">Rahmat Shah</a> (50) and <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/players/nasir-jamal/">Nasir Jamal</a>(53) built up a good hundred plus partnership among them. <strong><a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/series/afghanistan-and-ireland-in-uae-2017-200817/live-scores/afghanistan-vs-ireland-live-cricket-score-1st-odi-match-185138-summary.html">LIVE Cricket Scorecard, Afghanistan vs Ireland, 1st ODI at Sharjah</a></strong> <p></p> <p></p>Jamal fell to <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/players/tim-murtagh/">Tim Murtagh</a> in the 27th over , the score was 127 then. Soon after, <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/players/boyd-rankin/">Boyd Rankin</a> dismissed Rahmat and there was collapse in the batting line up. Skipper Asghar Stanikzai fell to Rankin playing a loose shot and <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/players/mohammad-nabi/">Mohammad Nabi</a> was run out for a duck. Gulbadin Naib and <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/players/rashid-khan/">Rashid Khan </a>put up a steady partnership until Naib got out to Murtagh. Rashid however continued to bat on and played his strokes and scored almost run-a-ball 48 runs. <p></p> <p></p>The Ireland blowers bowled good line with only Simi Singh going for an economy rate of over 7. Murtagh and Rankin were impressive with their spell and took 3 and 4 wickets respectively, reducing Afghanistan to 238 for 9. <p></p> <p></p>Rashid s 48 runs turned out to be crucial after half of the side was out before 150. The average second innings score on this ground is 191. <p></p> <p></p><b>Brief Score:</b> <p></p> <p></p><b>Afghanistan </b>238 for 9 in 50 overs (Rahmat Shah 50, Nasir Jamal 53, Rashid Khan 48; Tim Murtagh 3 for 28, Boyd Rankin 4 for 44) vs <b>Ireland</b>.