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The Ireland cricket team claimed their maiden victory in Test cricket by defeating Afghanistan.

On the third day of the Test played in Abu Dhabi, Afghanistan fell short by 134 runs in their second incomplete innings.

Captain Hashmatullah contributed 55 runs before getting out, Rahmanullah scored 46 runs before being dismissed, and then wickets fell one by one, with the entire team being bowled out for 218 runs, with Naveed Zadran scoring 25 runs.

From the Irish side, Mark Adair took 3 wickets in the second innings and 8 wickets in the match.

Ireland had a target of 111 runs for their historic success. Previously, Afghanistan had scored 155 runs in the first innings, while Ireland had scored 263 runs.

In pursuit of the target, Ireland lost two wickets at 8 runs, and when the score reached 13, the third player also departed. In such a challenging situation, captain Andy Balbirnie struggled, first with Paul Stirling who scored 14 runs and then with Lorcan Tucker, who ensured the team’s first victory in Test cricket.

Balbirnie remained not out with 58 runs, while Tucker scored 27 runs, leading Ireland to a victory by six wickets against Afghanistan, thus achieving their first success in Test cricket.

Mark Adair was named the Player of the Match for his outstanding performance in this historic Test match for Ireland.

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