Hazratullah Zazai hit an unbeaten 162 off 62 balls with 16 sixes which is another record besides 11 fours in the free hitting innings.
He fell short of mere 5 runs to beat Australia’s Aaron Finch’s total but was able to score a century in only 42 balls.
Irish bowlers were hammered by Afghanistan with captain Paul Stirling going for 24 in his only over.
278/3 – Highest T20I total
236 – Highest T20I partnership
16 – Most sixes in an individual T20I innings
162* – Second-highest T20I score
42 balls – Third-fastest men’s T20I ton
— ICC (@ICC) February 23, 2019
The score humbled Australia’s 263-3 against Sri Lanka in Kandy in September 2016.
Ireland lost the contest by 84 runs and series as well. After the T20 contest, five-match one-day series between the countries would begin on Thursday.
Following the one-day series, the sides will then play a Test match at the same Dehradun venue starting on 15 March.