ICC World Cricket League Championship, 26th Match: Ireland v Afghanistan at Dublin, Jul 5, 2012
  Ireland innings (50 overs maximum) R B 4s 6s SR
View dismissal WTS Porterfield* c Dawlat Zadran b Shapoor Zadran 7 25 1 0 28.00
5.3 tries a pull in the air and the man at fine leg takes a good catch 14/2
View dismissal PR Stirling c †Mohammad Shahzad b Shapoor Zadran 6 5 0 0 120.00
3.3 and the first one goes, just prods at it and the keeper takes a simple catch. 9/1
EC Joyce not out 67 124 6 0 54.03
View dismissal NJ O'Brien b Gulbadin Naib 6 8 0 0 75.00
10.2 and another one goes. Full, straight and swinging and he's beaten all ends up 30/3
View dismissal GC Wilson c †Mohammad Shahzad b Shapoor Zadran 1 7 0 0 14.28
11.5 a stunning catch from the 'keeper here. Great ball finds the outside edge and a great diving catch is made. 33/4
View dismissal KJ O'Brien run out (Samiullah Shenwari) 31 32 6 1 96.87
21.4 from Mohammad Nabi, Quick single called by Joyce in the offside but it was never there and a direct hit does for O'Brien 80/5
View dismissal AR Cusack lbw b Amir Hamza 0 9 0 0 0.00
24.5 and it just gets better for Afghanistan, Cusack gets stuck in his crease and he's trapped plum 82/6
View dismissal JF Mooney c Asghar Stanikzai b Mohammad Nabi 0 4 0 0 0.00
27.1 this time the outside edge is found and first slip takes a smart catch 89/7
View dismissal DT Johnston lbw b Amir Hamza 6 12 1 0 50.00
30.6 this one comes in a bit quicker and the batsman is struck on the pads, he does not like the decision but he has to go 106/8
View dismissal TJ Murtagh c Asghar Stanikzai b Dawlat Zadran 15 28 2 0 53.57
39.1 tries a big shot but it only finds the edge of the bat and first slip takes a nice catch 135/9
View dismissal GH Dockrell c Javed Ahmadi b Dawlat Zadran 9 29 1 0 31.03
46.6 very high full toss which Dockrell couldn't deal with and a nice catch is made running in from midwicket. Very close to no-ball but not given. 163/10
Extras (b 4, w 10, nb 1) 15
  Total (all out; 47 overs) 163 (3.46 runs per over)
  Bowling O M R W Econ  
View wickets Dawlat Zadran 10 3 32 2 3.20 (1nb, 2w)
39.1 to Murtagh, tries a big shot but it only finds the edge of the bat and first slip takes a nice catch 135/9
46.6 to Dockrell, very high full toss which Dockrell couldn't deal with and a nice catch is made running in from midwicket. Very close to no-ball but not given. 163/10
View wickets Shapoor Zadran 8 2 20 3 2.50 (2w)
3.3 to Stirling, and the first one goes, just prods at it and the keeper takes a simple catch. 9/1
5.3 to Porterfield, tries a pull in the air and the man at fine leg takes a good catch 14/2
11.5 to Wilson, a stunning catch from the 'keeper here. Great ball finds the outside edge and a great diving catch is made. 33/4
View wicket Gulbadin Naib 6 0 37 1 6.16 (3w)
10.2 to NJ O'Brien, and another one goes. Full, straight and swinging and he's beaten all ends up 30/3
View wicket Mohammad Nabi 10 1 28 1 2.80 (2w)
27.1 to Mooney, this time the outside edge is found and first slip takes a smart catch 89/7
View wickets Amir Hamza 7 1 18 2 2.57
24.5 to Cusack, and it just gets better for Afghanistan, Cusack gets stuck in his crease and he's trapped plum 82/6
30.6 to Johnston, this one comes in a bit quicker and the batsman is struck on the pads, he does not like the decision but he has to go 106/8
  Karim Sadiq 5 0 19 0 3.80 (1w)
  Javed Ahmadi 1 0 5 0 5.00
  Afghanistan innings (target: 164 runs from 50 overs) R B 4s 6s SR
View dismissal Karim Sadiq* b Johnston 1 9 0 0 11.11
1.6 and he gets him this time. Comes down the pitch a bit but missed it and his stumps are shattered 5/1
View dismissal Javed Ahmadi b Cusack 4 12 0 0 33.33
8.1 Cusack is inspired here, a lovely delivery finds the top of the off-stump, no answer from the batsman 27/4
View dismissal Mohammad Shahzad c Porterfield b Johnston 11 17 2 0 64.70
5.3 hit hard in the air to Porterfield at backward point who takes a great low catch, game on. 19/2
View dismissal Asghar Stanikzai b Cusack 0 4 0 0 0.00
6.4 another one gone here as Cusack's full delivery castles the batsman 22/3
View dismissal Najibullah Zadran c Mooney b Stirling 23 32 4 0 71.87
19.2 tries to take on the spinner but he only finds the man at long-on 55/6
View dismissal Mohammad Nabi lbw b Cusack 2 17 0 0 11.76
12.3 this time the finger goes up, batsman plays all around it and the pads are struck in front 33/5
View dismissal Samiullah Shenwari run out (Johnston) 19 43 1 1 44.18
26.5 from Johnston, run out (Johnston) 89/8
View dismissal Gulbadin Naib c Johnston b Dockrell 19 23 0 2 82.60
25.2 and another bowling change paids dividend as Dockrell finds the outside edge and it's like slip practice for the man at first slip 81/7
View dismissal Dawlat Zadran b Stirling 12 24 1 0 50.00
33.1 and the batsman plays all around that one and is bowled. Ireland win by 59 runs. 104/10
View dismissal Shapoor Zadran b Dockrell 0 9 0 0 0.00
29.3 and he gets his man this time, extra flights on the ball means the batsman misjudges it and the stumps are hit 91/9
Amir Hamza not out 3 9 0 0 33.33
Extras (b 2, lb 6, w 2) 10
  Total (all out; 33.1 overs) 104 (3.13 runs per over)
  Bowling O M R W Econ  
  TJ Murtagh 8 1 39 0 4.87 (2w)
View wickets DT Johnston 8 3 18 2 2.25
1.6 to Karim Sadiq, and he gets him this time. Comes down the pitch a bit but missed it and his stumps are shattered 5/1
5.3 to Mohammad Shahzad, hit hard in the air to Porterfield at backward point who takes a great low catch, game on. 19/2
View wickets AR Cusack 8 2 17 3 2.12
6.4 to Asghar Stanikzai, another one gone here as Cusack's full delivery castles the batsman 22/3
8.1 to Javed Ahmadi, Cusack is inspired here, a lovely delivery finds the top of the off-stump, no answer from the batsman 27/4
12.3 to Mohammad Nabi, this time the finger goes up, batsman plays all around it and the pads are struck in front 33/5
View wickets PR Stirling 3.1 0 6 2 1.89
19.2 to Najibullah Zadran, tries to take on the spinner but he only finds the man at long-on 55/6
33.1 to Dawlat Zadran, and the batsman plays all around that one and is bowled. Ireland win by 59 runs. 104/10
  JF Mooney 2 0 8 0 4.00
View wickets GH Dockrell 4 1 8 2 2.00
25.2 to Gulbadin Naib, and another bowling change paids dividend as Dockrell finds the outside edge and it's like slip practice for the man at first slip 81/7
29.3 to Shapoor Zadran, and he gets his man this time, extra flights on the ball means the batsman misjudges it and the stumps are hit 91/9

Match details


Toss - Afghanistan, who chose to field
Points - Ireland 2, Afghanistan 0
ODI debut - Najibullah Zadran (Afghanistan)
List A debut - Najibullah Zadran (Afghanistan)
Umpires - S George (South Africa) and RP Smith
Match referee - DT Jukes (England)
Reserve umpire - K Smith
 
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