Desert T20 Challenge, Final: Afghanistan v Ireland at Dubai (DSC), Jan 20, 2017
Afghanistan won by 10 wickets (with 73 balls remaining)
Played at Dubai International Cricket Stadium (neutral venue)
20 January 2017 - night match (20-over match)
  Ireland innings (20 overs maximum) R B 4s 6s SR
View dismissal PR Stirling c Gulbadin Naib b Mohammad Nabi 17 18 2 0 94.44
5.1 tossed up, batsman onto the frontfoot and drags it in the air to mid-wicket, fielder makes no mistake and takes a straight forward catch and turns around to the supporters with joy 37/3
View dismissal SW Poynter c Rashid Khan b Fareed Ahmad 8 3 2 0 266.66
1.3 short ball, batsman goes for a pull but it gets high on him and gets top edge to cover point fielder for an easy catch 14/1
View dismissal WTS Porterfield* st †Mohammad Shahzad b Mohammad Nabi 9 8 0 1 112.50
3.5 quicker through the air, batsman comes down the track and gets undone by the quickness, keeper collects it and wipes the bails off 32/2
View dismissal KJ O'Brien b Mohammad Nabi 5 6 1 0 83.33
5.5 flighted ball, batsman onto the backfoot to pushes it to on-side but gets beaten and it hits the leg-stump 41/4
View dismissal GC Wilson lbw b Amir Hamza 3 6 0 0 50.00
7.3 quicker and straight ball, batsman onto the backfoot to push it to on-side but gets beaten, loud appeal and given 46/5
GJ Thompson not out 10 16 1 0 62.50
View dismissal AR McBrine b Amir Hamza 0 2 0 0 0.00
7.5 tossed up, batsman onto the backfoot to defend but gets beaten and it knocks the off-stump, that was some ball 46/6
View dismissal GH Dockrell c Samiullah Shenwari b Fareed Ahmad 8 14 0 0 57.14
11.5 good lenght outside off, batsman looks to punch it to covers but ends up scooping it in the air to cover fielder 63/7
View dismissal J Mulder c †Mohammad Shahzad b Karim Janat 0 1 0 0 0.00
12.1 outside off, batsman looks to drive but edges it to the keeper, loud appeal and the unpires raise his finger indicating an edge 65/8
View dismissal WB Rankin b Karim Janat 2 4 0 0 50.00
12.5 good length ball on middle, batsman gives it a big heave but misses it and gets bowled 68/9
View dismissal CA Young b Mohammad Nabi 2 2 0 0 100.00
13.2 tossed up, batsman goes for a big shot but misses it and it hits the off stump 71/10
Extras (b 1, lb 4, w 2) 7
  Total (all out; 13.2 overs) 71 (5.32 runs per over)
  Bowling O M R W Econ  
View wickets Amir Hamza 4 0 15 2 3.75
7.3 to Wilson, quicker and straight ball, batsman onto the backfoot to push it to on-side but gets beaten, loud appeal and given 46/5
7.5 to McBrine, tossed up, batsman onto the backfoot to defend but gets beaten and it knocks the off-stump, that was some ball 46/6
View wickets Fareed Ahmad 2 0 20 2 10.00
1.3 to Poynter, short ball, batsman goes for a pull but it gets high on him and gets top edge to cover point fielder for an easy catch 14/1
11.5 to Dockrell, good lenght outside off, batsman looks to punch it to covers but ends up scooping it in the air to cover fielder 63/7
View wickets Mohammad Nabi 2.2 0 10 4 4.28
3.5 to Porterfield, quicker through the air, batsman comes down the track and gets undone by the quickness, keeper collects it and wipes the bails off 32/2
5.1 to Stirling, tossed up, batsman onto the frontfoot and drags it in the air to mid-wicket, fielder makes no mistake and takes a straight forward catch and turns around to the supporters with joy 37/3
5.5 to O'Brien, flighted ball, batsman onto the backfoot to pushes it to on-side but gets beaten and it hits the leg-stump 41/4
13.2 to Young, tossed up, batsman goes for a big shot but misses it and it hits the off stump 71/10
View wickets Karim Janat 3 0 14 2 4.66 (1w)
12.1 to Mulder, outside off, batsman looks to drive but edges it to the keeper, loud appeal and the unpires raise his finger indicating an edge 65/8
12.5 to Rankin, good length ball on middle, batsman gives it a big heave but misses it and gets bowled 68/9
  Rashid Khan 2 0 7 0 3.50 (1w)
  Afghanistan innings (target: 72 runs from 20 overs) R B 4s 6s SR
Mohammad Shahzad not out 52 40 9 1 130.00
Nawroz Mangal not out 17 8 3 0 212.50
Extras (w 5, nb 1) 6
  Total (0 wickets; 7.5 overs) 75 (9.57 runs per over)
  Bowling O M R W Econ  
  WB Rankin 1 0 16 0 16.00 (1nb)
  GH Dockrell 2.5 0 20 0 7.05 (1w)
  J Mulder 2 0 16 0 8.00
  CA Young 1 0 16 0 16.00
  KJ O'Brien 1 0 7 0 7.00

Match details


Toss - Ireland
Series - Afghanistan won the 2016/17 Desert T20 Challenge
Player of the match - Mohammad Nabi (Afghanistan)
Player of the series - Mohammad Nabi (Afghanistan)
Umpires - BB Pradhan (Nepal) and Tabarak Dar (Hong Kong)
Match referee - DT Jukes (England)
Reserve umpire - AJT Dowdalls (Scotland)

Match Notes


    • Nawroz Mangal was given the honor of doing the toss and bringing the team sheets out at the start of the final as this is his final international match.
 
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Hours of play (local time) 19.30 start, First Session 19.30-20.55 Interval 20.55-21.15, Second Session 21.15-22.40

Match Coverage


'Lost too many wickets early' - Porterfield
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Ireland were six down within 10 overs of the Desert T20 Challenge final against Afghanistan and their captain William Porterfield said it was a result of their inability to adapt to a 'tacky' pitch (02:08) | January 21, 2017

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Ireland were six down within 10 overs of the Desert T20 Challenge final against Afghanistan and their captain William Porterfield said it was a result of their inability to adapt to a 'tacky' pitch (02:08) | January 21, 2017