AVA- Rashid (5-82) became the first Afghanistan player to claim a five-wicket haul in Test cricket as Ireland were bowled out for 288 in their second innings.
Trailing by 142 runs after the two teams had batted once, a century stand for the third wicket between Andy Balbirnie (82) and James McCollom (39) had helped reduce the arrears, only for both to be dismissed within an over of each other.
Rashid then returned in the last session to claim three wickets in three overs that reduced Ireland to 230-9 - a lead of only 88 runs - before their total was bolstered somewhat by last-wicket pair James Cameron-Dow (32no) and Tim Murtagh (27) putting on 58.
Set a target of 147 to win, Afghanistan closed the day 29-1, with Andy McBrine (1-8) striking early to remove Mohammad Shahzad (2), but Ihsanullah (16no) and Rahmat Shah (11no) surviving through to stumps.
Starting the day 22-1 in their second dig, Ireland dominated the opening session thanks to Balbirnie and McCollom's century stand, and with Rashid - nursing an injury to his spinning finger goi

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