Bowlers put Afghanistan in control despite a defiant half-century from Ireland number 11 Tim Murtagh
Left-arm spinner Geroge Dockrell led a disciplined bowling attack to set up the win as Ireland kept down Afghanistan to 216 for six
Afghan, who hit four fours and three sixes in his 70-ball stay, put on a crucial seventh-wicket partnership of 50 with Nabi
Balbirnie hit eight sixes and eight fours to set up the morale-boosting win that levelled the five match one-day series 1-1, with two matches to play.
Afghanistan, led by Asghar Afghan, lead the five-match series 1-0 after winning their opening match.
Teenage spinner Mujeeb Ur Rahman also played a key role in setting up the win after returning impressive figures of 3-14 from his 10 overs.
Khan returned impressive figures of 5-27 to keep Ireland down to 178 for eight in their chase of 211
Zazai's unbeaten 162 included 16 sixes and 11 fours, helping Afghanistan post a world record total of 278-3
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