ICC World Twenty20 Qualifier, 17th Match, Final: Afghanistan v Ireland at Dubai (DSC), Feb 13, 2010
Afghanistan won by 8 wickets (with 15 balls remaining)
Played at Dubai International Cricket Stadium (neutral venue)
13 February 2010 - night match (20-over match)
  Ireland innings (20 overs maximum) R M B 4s 6s SR
View dismissal WTS Porterfield* c Mirwais Ashraf b Mohammad Nabi 20 20 15 3 0 133.33
5.1 comes down the track, tries to clear mid off, top edges, ball in the air for long, Mirwais takes it comfortably. 42/1
View dismissal NJ O'Brien run out (Samiullah Shenwari) 28 38 27 3 0 103.70
9.6 from Mohammad Nabi, forward defence, Niall takes a couple of steps forward, Samiullah at point picks and throws to the keeper, Run out, Niall's bat in the air. 81/1
View dismissal AR Cusack st †Mohammad Shahzad b Samiullah Shenwari 28 22 22 1 1 127.27
10.6 quicker one, kept low, misses a pull shot, short of his crease, Shahzad makes no mistake. 87/3
View dismissal KJ O'Brien c Raees Ahmadzai b Nawroz Mangal 2 9 3 0 0 66.66
11.1 pulls straight to mid wicket in the air, Raees takes an easy one. 87/4
View dismissal GC Wilson c Hamid Hassan b Nawroz Mangal 5 11 7 1 0 71.42
13.3 down the track, gets a top edge, ball in the air towards thirdman, Hamid under it, Takes an easy one. 97/5
View dismissal NG Jones b Nawroz Mangal 14 15 14 1 0 100.00
15.1 quicker one , forward defence, through the gate, stumps rattle. 111/6
View dismissal JF Mooney b Hamid Hassan 5 13 9 0 0 55.55
16.3 off stump ball, fast delivery, Mooney defends, ball too qiick for him. 117/7
View dismissal DT Johnston c Nawroz Mangal b Shapoor Zadran 15 17 12 1 0 125.00
19.1 quick bowl on the off stump, drives it straight to Nowroz at short covers, good take. 137/8
AR White not out 7 17 9 0 0 77.77
PC Connell not out 3 4 4 0 0 75.00
Extras (b 1, lb 7, w 5, nb 2) 15
  Total (8 wickets; 20 overs) 142 (7.10 runs per over)
  Bowling O M R W Econ  
View wicket Shapoor Zadran 3 0 25 1 8.33 (1w)
19.1 to Johnston, quick bowl on the off stump, drives it straight to Nowroz at short covers, good take. 137/8
  Mirwais Ashraf 2 0 10 0 5.00
  Karim Sadiq 2 0 17 0 8.50 (1w)
View wicket Mohammad Nabi 3 0 23 1 7.66
5.1 to Porterfield, comes down the track, tries to clear mid off, top edges, ball in the air for long, Mirwais takes it comfortably. 42/1
View wicket Samiullah Shenwari 2 0 9 1 4.50
10.6 to Cusack, quicker one, kept low, misses a pull shot, short of his crease, Shahzad makes no mistake. 87/3
View wickets Nawroz Mangal 4 0 23 3 5.75 (2w)
11.1 to KJ O'Brien, pulls straight to mid wicket in the air, Raees takes an easy one. 87/4
13.3 to Wilson, down the track, gets a top edge, ball in the air towards thirdman, Hamid under it, Takes an easy one. 97/5
15.1 to Jones, quicker one , forward defence, through the gate, stumps rattle. 111/6
View wicket Hamid Hassan 4 0 27 1 6.75 (2nb, 1w)
16.3 to Mooney, off stump ball, fast delivery, Mooney defends, ball too qiick for him. 117/7
  Afghanistan innings (target: 143 runs from 20 overs) R M B 4s 6s SR
View dismissal Karim Sadiq c White b Johnston 34 15 17 4 1 200.00
3.3 quick short ball, runs down again, pulls it in the air to mid wicket, White dives and takes it. 37/1
View dismissal Noor Ali Zadran lbw b KJ O'Brien 16 47 24 1 0 66.66
10.6 pitched middle, misses a cover drive, hits the pad, Appeeal, Out! says the umpire. 89/2
Mohammad Shahzad not out 65 64 46 6 1 141.30
Nawroz Mangal* not out 21 31 18 3 0 116.66
Extras (b 1, lb 1, w 9) 11
  Total (2 wickets; 17.3 overs) 147 (8.40 runs per over)
  Bowling O M R W Econ  
  PC Connell 3.3 0 46 0 13.14 (1w)
View wicket DT Johnston 4 0 28 1 7.00
3.3 to Karim Sadiq, quick short ball, runs down again, pulls it in the air to mid wicket, White dives and takes it. 37/1
  AR Cusack 3 0 21 0 7.00 (2w)
  GH Dockrell 4 0 26 0 6.50 (2w)
View wicket KJ O'Brien 2 0 16 1 8.00
10.6 to Noor Ali Zadran, pitched middle, misses a cover drive, hits the pad, Appeeal, Out! says the umpire. 89/2
  NG Jones 1 0 8 0 8.00

Match details


Toss - Ireland, who chose to bat
Series - Afghanistan won the 2009/10 ICC World Twenty20 Qualifier
T20I debut - NG Jones (Ireland)
Player of the match - Mohammad Shahzad (Afghanistan)
Player of the series - AR Cusack (Ireland)
Umpires - PK Baldwin (Germany) and Sarika Prasad (Singapore)
Match referee - DT Jukes (England)

Match Notes


    • Reserve umpires: JJ Luck (Nam) and SR Modi (Kenya)
 
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