Afghanistan have taken a 2-0 lead in the five-match ODI series against Ireland. But then they allowed the Irish to make a comeback and level the series 2-2. It all boils down to the fifth ODI at Friday which is a virtual final.
Afghanistan have a knack of winning five-match bilateral ODI series in the fifth match. They have won three bilateral five-match ODI series against Zimbabwe in the fifth and final match.
Afghanistan recently won the five-match ODI series against Zimbabwe in the fifth ODI. They have also won their last two bilateral ODI series against Zimbabwe in the fifth ODI. In all the last three five-match ODI series against Zimbabwe, it was 2-2 going into the fifth ODI. And Afghanistan won the last and fifth ODI to win the three series.
Afghanistan won the 2015/16 ODI series in Zimbabwe 3-2, the 2015/16 ODI series against Zimbabwe in UAE 3-2, and the 2016/17 ODI series in Zimbabwe 3-2.
So, going by the trend, Afghanistan are favourite to win the fifth ODI against Ireland at Greater Noida on Friday and win the series 3-2.