Afghanistan beat Ireland in one-day opener in India
|First one-day international, Dehradun, India|
|Ireland 161 (49.2 overs): Stirling 89; Mujeeb 3-14|
|Afghanistan 165-5 (41.5 overs): Gulbadin 46; Rankin 2-48|
|Afghanistan won by five wickets|
Afghanistan beat Ireland by five wickets in the first of five one-day internationals in India.
Paul Stirling's 89 helped Ireland to a modest 161 with Mujeeb Ur Rahman taking 3-14 in Dehradun.
Gulbadin Naib hit 46 and opener Mohammed Shahzab 43 as Afghanistan won with 8.1 overs to spare despite Boyd Rankin's 2-48.
Afghanistan whitewashed Ireland 3-0 in the Twenty20 series this month.
Ireland never recovered from slipping to 14-3, although Stirling added 78 for the seventh wicket with George Dockrell, who made 37.
But the loss of three wickets for one run ended their hopes of a competitive total and Stirling was the last man out with four balls remaining.
Dawlat Zadran finished with 3-25 and Gulbadin took 2-20 before top-scoring with 46 in Afghanistan's chase.
The second ODI takes place at the same venue on Saturday.