BBC Sport - Run-out row motivated Ed Joyce as he hits century for Ireland against Afghanistan

Run-out row fired up Joyce against Afghans

Ireland batsman Ed Joyce admits he was "extra motivated" after his side's 12-run win over Afghanistan at Stormont levelled the series at 2-2.

Joyce was the victim of a controversial dismissal in the previous match between the sides on Sunday, but went on to score 160 in his side's victory on Tuesday.

"I don't mind a bit of niggle, they play their cricket very tough and a few borderline things went on. We maybe rose to the bait a bit too much," said Joyce.

The Sussex batsman's 148-ball innings, the second highest in Ireland's one-day history, helped the home side post 265-5 and despite a late rally, Afghanistan could only manage 253-9 at a sweltering Stormont.

After also hitting a century in Ireland's win over the Afghans last Thursday, Joyce was named player of the series after finishing with an average of 169.5.

Ireland will next be in action in one-day games against Pakistan in Malahide on 18 and 20 August.

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