ICC Intercontinental Cup, Ireland v Afghanistan at Dublin, Jul 9-12, 2012
  Afghanistan 1st innings R B 4s 6s SR
View dismissal Karim Sadiq* b Johnston 9 10 2 0 90.00
1.3 first man goes here as Johnson's accurate delivery has the batsman in two minds and he ends up edging the ball onto his own stumps 10/1
View dismissal Javed Ahmadi b Cusack 5 35 0 0 14.28
12.3 Afgahnistan in tatters here as Cusack's swinging delivery beats the batsman all ends up and the stumps are smashed 37/4
View dismissal Asghar Stanikzai b Sorensen 6 12 1 0 50.00
4.2 great delivery from Sorensen which the batsman tries to play straight to but gets it all wrong and his off-stump is shattered 18/2
View dismissal Afsar Zazai c †Wilson b Johnston 13 19 1 0 68.42
11.5 this time the outside edge is found and the keeper takes an easy catch 37/3
View dismissal Mohammad Shahzad b Cusack 7 12 1 0 58.33
16.3 very fast delivery and the batsman misses and the bowler hits, so much so that he breaks leg-stump in half! 48/5
View dismissal Mohammad Nabi c †Wilson b Sorensen 4 15 0 0 26.66
17.2 superb diving catch from Wilson after the edge is found by the bowler, all Ireland's bowlers in the wickets here 48/6
View dismissal Najibullah Zadran c White b Cusack 0 7 0 0 0.00
18.4 another one gone here as again the outside edge is found and it's a smart catch at third slip by White who dropped one earlier 48/7
View dismissal Samiullah Shenwari c Mooney b Sorensen 13 14 3 0 92.85
21.6 and this time the outside edge goes to Mooney at fourth slip who makes no mistake and takes the catch 74/9
View dismissal Gulbadin Naib b Cusack 13 10 2 0 130.00
20.6 and what was looking like a great over for Afghanistan ends with a wicket. Cusack again finds the top of off-stump and the batsman has no answer for it. 66/8
Shapoor Zadran not out 5 23 1 0 21.73
View dismissal Izatullah Dawlatzai c Balbirnie b Sorensen 5 20 0 0 25.00
29.1 top edge which flies down to third man who takes an easy catch 84/10
Extras (lb 2, nb 2) 4
  Total (all out; 29.1 overs) 84 (2.88 runs per over)
  Bowling O M R W Econ  
View wickets MC Sorensen 10.1 2 39 4 3.83 (2nb)
4.2 to Asghar Stanikzai, great delivery from Sorensen which the batsman tries to play straight to but gets it all wrong and his off-stump is shattered 18/2
17.2 to Mohammad Nabi, superb diving catch from Wilson after the edge is found by the bowler, all Ireland's bowlers in the wickets here 48/6
21.6 to Samiullah Shenwari, and this time the outside edge goes to Mooney at fourth slip who makes no mistake and takes the catch 74/9
29.1 to Izatullah Dawlatzai, top edge which flies down to third man who takes an easy catch 84/10
View wickets DT Johnston 8 4 7 2 0.87
1.3 to Karim Sadiq, first man goes here as Johnson's accurate delivery has the batsman in two minds and he ends up edging the ball onto his own stumps 10/1
11.5 to Afsar Zazai, this time the outside edge is found and the keeper takes an easy catch 37/3
View wickets AR Cusack 10 3 31 4 3.10
12.3 to Javed Ahmadi, Afgahnistan in tatters here as Cusack's swinging delivery beats the batsman all ends up and the stumps are smashed 37/4
16.3 to Mohammad Shahzad, very fast delivery and the batsman misses and the bowler hits, so much so that he breaks leg-stump in half! 48/5
18.4 to Najibullah Zadran, another one gone here as again the outside edge is found and it's a smart catch at third slip by White who dropped one earlier 48/7
20.6 to Gulbadin Naib, and what was looking like a great over for Afghanistan ends with a wicket. Cusack again finds the top of off-stump and the batsman has no answer for it. 66/8
  JF Mooney 1 0 5 0 5.00
  Ireland 1st innings R B 4s 6s SR
View dismissal PR Stirling c Asghar Stanikzai b Karim Sadiq 42 64 6 1 65.62
20.5 slashes hard at that one again and this time gets an edge which flies to first slip who takes a good catch 65/2
View dismissal A Balbirnie c Najibullah Zadran b Gulbadin Naib 21 54 2 0 38.88
15.5 and the first one goes as Balbirnie swings at a widish ball and he's out caught at second slip 49/1
View dismissal AR Cusack c †Afsar Zazai b Izatullah Dawlatzai 38 56 8 0 67.85
34.2 and an early breakthrough for Afghanistan as Cusack's outside edge is found and the keeper takes a smart catch 132/3
View dismissal GC Wilson c Javed Ahmadi b Mohammad Nabi 73 100 11 0 73.00
60.1 Wilson tries a big heave over deep midwicket but the man there is under it and takes the catch 251/4
AR White not out 62 89 11 0 69.66
Extras (b 7, lb 6, nb 2) 15
  Total (4 wickets dec; 60.1 overs) 251 (4.17 runs per over)
  Bowling O M R W Econ  
View wicket Izatullah Dawlatzai 18 4 73 1 4.05 (2nb)
34.2 to Cusack, and an early breakthrough for Afghanistan as Cusack's outside edge is found and the keeper takes a smart catch 132/3
  Shapoor Zadran 13 3 36 0 2.76
View wicket Gulbadin Naib 6 0 33 1 5.50
15.5 to Balbirnie, and the first one goes as Balbirnie swings at a widish ball and he's out caught at second slip 49/1
View wicket Karim Sadiq 11 2 36 1 3.27
20.5 to Stirling, slashes hard at that one again and this time gets an edge which flies to first slip who takes a good catch 65/2
  Samiullah Shenwari 5 0 33 0 6.60
  Asghar Stanikzai 1 0 3 0 3.00
View wicket Mohammad Nabi 6.1 0 24 1 3.89
60.1 to Wilson, Wilson tries a big heave over deep midwicket but the man there is under it and takes the catch 251/4
  Afghanistan 2nd innings R B 4s 6s SR
View dismissal Karim Sadiq* c Mooney b van der Merwe 46 107 8 0 42.99
32.6 big slog by the batsman but Mooney takes a wonderful catch at deep midwicket and looks to have hurt himself in the process 106/1
View dismissal Javed Ahmadi b Thompson 59 94 9 0 62.76
33.3 and the other opener goes as Thompson's full delivery knocks his off-stump. His first wicket for Ireland 110/2
Asghar Stanikzai not out 51 84 8 0 60.71
View dismissal Afsar Zazai c O'Brien b Thompson 4 7 1 0 57.14
35.4 this time the outside edge is found and it's a very good catch at head height by O'Brien at second slip. 120/3
View dismissal Mohammad Shahzad c sub (RD McCann) b Thompson 10 27 2 0 37.03
43.3 tries to smash him over the covers but only finds McCann at deep cover who takes the catch 140/4
View dismissal Mohammad Nabi c Stirling b Sorensen 12 15 2 0 80.00
47.6 this time the outside edge is found and Stirling takes a routine catch at first slip 157/5
View dismissal Najibullah Zadran c †Wilson b Sorensen 9 24 1 0 37.50
55.4 tries an expansive drive but only finds a thin outside edge which Wilson collects 181/6
View dismissal Shapoor Zadran c Stirling b White 1 26 0 0 3.84
61.4 and the change to spin works as White finds the outside edge and Stirling takes a good catch at first slip 185/7
Samiullah Shenwari not out 8 18 1 0 44.44
Extras (b 2, lb 6) 8
  Total (7 wickets; 67 overs) 208 (3.10 runs per over)
  Bowling O M R W Econ
View wickets MC Sorensen 16 3 36 2 2.25
47.6 to Mohammad Nabi, this time the outside edge is found and Stirling takes a routine catch at first slip 157/5
55.4 to Najibullah Zadran, tries an expansive drive but only finds a thin outside edge which Wilson collects 181/6
  DT Johnston 13 4 23 0 1.76
  AR Cusack 9 1 28 0 3.11
View wicket A van der Merwe 8 2 24 1 3.00
32.6 to Karim Sadiq, big slog by the batsman but Mooney takes a wonderful catch at deep midwicket and looks to have hurt himself in the process 106/1
  JF Mooney 3 0 17 0 5.66
View wickets SR Thompson 12 2 51 3 4.25
33.3 to Javed Ahmadi, and the other opener goes as Thompson's full delivery knocks his off-stump. His first wicket for Ireland 110/2
35.4 to Afsar Zazai, this time the outside edge is found and it's a very good catch at head height by O'Brien at second slip. 120/3
43.3 to Mohammad Shahzad, tries to smash him over the covers but only finds McCann at deep cover who takes the catch 140/4
View wicket AR White 3 2 2 1 0.66
61.4 to Shapoor Zadran, and the change to spin works as White finds the outside edge and Stirling takes a good catch at first slip 185/7
  PR Stirling 3 0 19 0 6.33

Match details


Toss - Ireland, who chose to field
Points - Ireland 13, Afghanistan 7
First-class debuts - Gulbadin Naib and Najibullah Zadran (Afghanistan); SR Thompson (Ireland)
Umpires - S George (South Africa) and RP Smith
Match referee - DT Jukes (England)
Reserve umpire - CA McElwee
Close of play
  • Mon, 9 Jul - day 1 - no play
  • Tue, 10 Jul - day 2 - no play
  • Wed, 11 Jul - day 3 - Ireland 1st innings 126/2 (AR Cusack 34*, GC Wilson 21*, 32 ov)
  • Thu, 12 Jul - day 4 - Afghanistan 2nd innings 208/7 (67 ov) - end of match
 
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