Series finale abandoned due to wet outfield

Asghar Stanikzai and Rashid Khan lead the Afghanistan lap of honour Associated Press

Ireland v Afghanistan, match abandoned

Heavy overnight rain and a wet outfield forced the abandonment of the third T20I between Ireland and Afghanistan in Bready, without a ball being bowled. The match referee called off the game at 15.45 local time, 15 minutes after the scheduled toss time.

With Afghanistan already having sealed the series 2-0, Ireland were going into the game looking to salvage pride and end their seven-match losing streak in T20Is against the visitors. Afghanistan's spin attack bowled them to victory in the first two games, building on Hazratullah Zazai's solid batting displays on both occasions. Zazai was named Player of the Series for his two half-centuries.

The action now heads to Stormont, which hosts the three-match ODI series between the two teams next week.