DEHRADUN (AFP) - Bowlers put Afghanistan in control regardless of a defiant half of-century from eire variety eleven Tim Murtagh on the opening day of the only-off take a look at between the long layout s two new entrants on Friday.

Murtagh made an unbeaten 54 to raise eire to 172 once they were left tottering at sixty nine for 8 following their decision to bat first within the north Indian city of Dehradun.

In respond, Afghanistan had been ninety for two at stumps, still trailing eire by using 82 runs in their first innings.

. Rahmat Shah, on 22, and Hashmatullah Shahidi, on thirteen, were batting at close of play.

Left-arm spinner James Cameron-Dow struck twice to get openers Ihsanullah, for seven, and Mohammad Shahzad, for forty.

in advance Afghanistan bowlers led their crew s price with paceman Yamin Ahmadzai and off-spinner Mohammad Nabi taking three wickets each to rattle the competition batting.

ireland were in deep problem at 85 for 9 when Murtagh walked into bat and placed on 87 runs with George Dockrell, who made 39, for the tenth wicket to frustrate the Afghanistan assault.

He hit 4 fours and sixes for the duration of his 75-ball live to check in his 11th best 50 and get a standing ovation from the eire dressing room.

Opener Paul Stirling gave eire a brisk begin together with his 26 however their batting collapsed to 62-7 before lunch. They have been all out at tea with Dockrell the closing man out.

Nabi blended with wrist spinners Rashid Khan and Waqar Salamkheil -- who took wickets each -- to run through ireland s pinnacle and center order.

both facets are playing their second check after making their five-day debut last 12 months. Afghanistan misplaced to India internal days in Bangalore while eire went right down to Pakistan in Dublin.