ICC Intercontinental Cup, 2011-2013/14 / Commentary

Overs 1-50  | Overs 51-100

Hello and welcome to the live coverage of the ICC Intercontinental Cup, Final. A 5-day final to wrap up a tournament that has been running for the last 3 years.

It is no coincidence that Ireland and Afghanistan are fighting it out for the cup, both these teams have worked hard over the years to earn their place in this game.

0.1

Dawlat Zadran to Porterfield, 1 run, worked away square on the leg side and Ireland are off with a single

0.2

Dawlat Zadran to Stirling, no run

0.3

Dawlat Zadran to Stirling, 1 leg bye, through to the keeper

0.4

Dawlat Zadran to Porterfield, no run

0.5

Dawlat Zadran to Porterfield, no run

0.6

Dawlat Zadran to Porterfield, no run

End of over 1 (2 runs) Ireland 2/0
WTS Porterfield    1* (4b)      Dawlat Zadran    1-0-1-0
PR Stirling    0* (2b)     

1.1

Izatullah Dawlatzai to Stirling, 1 no ball

1.1

Izatullah Dawlatzai to Stirling, no run

1.2

Izatullah Dawlatzai to Stirling, 2 runs

1.3

Izatullah Dawlatzai to Stirling, no run

1.4

Izatullah Dawlatzai to Stirling, 3 runs

1.5

Izatullah Dawlatzai to Porterfield, OUT

WTS Porterfield c Mohammad Nabi b Izatullah Dawlatzai 1 (5b 0x4 0x6) SR: 20.00

1.6

Izatullah Dawlatzai to Joyce, no run

End of over 2 (6 runs) Ireland 8/1
EC Joyce    0* (1b)      Izatullah Dawlatzai    1-0-6-1
PR Stirling    5* (7b)      Dawlat Zadran    1-0-1-0

2.1

Dawlat Zadran to Stirling, no run

2.2

Dawlat Zadran to Stirling, no run

2.3

Dawlat Zadran to Stirling, 1 no ball

2.3

Dawlat Zadran to Stirling, FOUR

2.4

Dawlat Zadran to Stirling, no run

2.5

Dawlat Zadran to Stirling, FOUR

2.6

Dawlat Zadran to Stirling, no run

End of over 3 (9 runs) Ireland 17/1
PR Stirling    13* (14b 2x4)      Dawlat Zadran    2-0-10-0
EC Joyce    0* (1b)      Izatullah Dawlatzai    1-0-6-1

3.1

Izatullah Dawlatzai to Joyce, no run

3.2

Izatullah Dawlatzai to Joyce, no run

3.3

Izatullah Dawlatzai to Joyce, no run

3.4

Izatullah Dawlatzai to Joyce, no run

3.5

Izatullah Dawlatzai to Joyce, no run

3.6

Izatullah Dawlatzai to Joyce, no run

End of over 4 (maiden) Ireland 17/1
EC Joyce    0* (7b)      Izatullah Dawlatzai    2-1-6-1
PR Stirling    13* (14b 2x4)      Dawlat Zadran    2-0-10-0

4.1

Dawlat Zadran to Stirling, no run

4.2

Dawlat Zadran to Stirling, no run

4.3

Dawlat Zadran to Stirling, no run

4.4

Dawlat Zadran to Stirling, no run

4.5

Dawlat Zadran to Stirling, no run

4.6

Dawlat Zadran to Stirling, no run

End of over 5 (maiden) Ireland 17/1
PR Stirling    13* (20b 2x4)      Dawlat Zadran    3-1-10-0
EC Joyce    0* (7b)      Izatullah Dawlatzai    2-1-6-1

5.1

Izatullah Dawlatzai to Joyce, no run

5.2

Izatullah Dawlatzai to Joyce, no run

5.3

Izatullah Dawlatzai to Joyce, FOUR

5.4

Izatullah Dawlatzai to Joyce, no run

5.5

Izatullah Dawlatzai to Joyce, no run

5.6

Izatullah Dawlatzai to Joyce, 1 no ball

5.6

Izatullah Dawlatzai to Joyce, 2 runs

End of over 6 (7 runs) Ireland 24/1
EC Joyce    6* (14b 1x4)      Izatullah Dawlatzai    3-1-13-1
PR Stirling    13* (20b 2x4)      Dawlat Zadran    3-1-10-0

6.1

Dawlat Zadran to Stirling, no run

6.2

Dawlat Zadran to Stirling, no run

6.3

Dawlat Zadran to Stirling, no run, just shaping away, batsman let's that go through to the keeper

6.4

Dawlat Zadran to Stirling, no run, driven straight back to the bowler

6.5

Dawlat Zadran to Stirling, FOUR, short and wide, slashed hard over gully

6.6

Dawlat Zadran to Stirling, OUT, full delivery,looking to drive it through the offside, faint edge to the keeper.

PR Stirling c †Afsar Zazai b Dawlat Zadran 17 (26b 3x4 0x6) SR: 65.38

End of over 7 (4 runs) Ireland 28/2
     Dawlat Zadran    4-1-14-1
EC Joyce    6* (14b 1x4)      Izatullah Dawlatzai    3-1-13-1

7.1

Izatullah Dawlatzai to Joyce, FOUR

7.2

Izatullah Dawlatzai to Joyce, 1 run

7.3

Izatullah Dawlatzai to NJ O'Brien, no run

7.4

Izatullah Dawlatzai to NJ O'Brien, no run

7.5

Izatullah Dawlatzai to NJ O'Brien, no run

7.6

Izatullah Dawlatzai to NJ O'Brien, no run

End of over 8 (5 runs) Ireland 33/2
NJ O'Brien    0* (4b)      Izatullah Dawlatzai    4-1-18-1
EC Joyce    11* (16b 2x4)      Dawlat Zadran    4-1-14-1

8.1

Dawlat Zadran to Joyce, no run

8.2

Dawlat Zadran to Joyce, no run

8.3

Dawlat Zadran to Joyce, no run

8.4

Dawlat Zadran to Joyce, OUT, careless shot just fishing outside off, Dawlat and Afghan on top

EC Joyce c †Afsar Zazai b Dawlat Zadran 11 (20b 2x4 0x6) SR: 55.00

8.5

Dawlat Zadran to White, no run, good delivery again, played on the backfoot

8.6

Dawlat Zadran to White, no run, top over by Dawlat

End of over 9 (wicket maiden) Ireland 33/3
AR White    0* (2b)      Dawlat Zadran    5-2-14-2
NJ O'Brien    0* (4b)      Izatullah Dawlatzai    4-1-18-1

9.1

Izatullah Dawlatzai to NJ O'Brien, no run, left alone by the batsmen

9.2

Izatullah Dawlatzai to NJ O'Brien, FOUR, giving himself room and driving through cover, this must give him some confidence

9.3

Izatullah Dawlatzai to NJ O'Brien, no run, driven on the backfoot, finds the fielder

9.4

Izatullah Dawlatzai to NJ O'Brien, no run, banged in short, well watched ducks under it

9.5

Izatullah Dawlatzai to NJ O'Brien, 2 runs, clipped to fine leg

9.6

Izatullah Dawlatzai to NJ O'Brien, no run

End of over 10 (6 runs) Ireland 39/3
NJ O'Brien    6* (10b 1x4)      Izatullah Dawlatzai    5-1-24-1
AR White    0* (2b)      Dawlat Zadran    5-2-14-2

10.1

Dawlat Zadran to White, no run, lbw shout, umpire not interested

10.2

Dawlat Zadran to White, no run

10.3

Dawlat Zadran to White, no run, top delivery shaping away, just misses the outside edge of the bat

10.4

Dawlat Zadran to White, no run, Dawlat asking questions here

10.5

Dawlat Zadran to White, no run, pushed to short leg, fielder does well to get a hand on that

10.6

Dawlat Zadran to White, FOUR, good looking shot through the onside, rare bad delivery from Zadran

End of over 11 (4 runs) Ireland 43/3
AR White    4* (8b 1x4)      Dawlat Zadran    6-2-18-2
NJ O'Brien    6* (10b 1x4)      Izatullah Dawlatzai    5-1-24-1

11.1

Mirwais Ashraf to NJ O'Brien, no run, bowling change, Mirwais into the attack

11.2

Mirwais Ashraf to NJ O'Brien, no run, Afghan bowlers hitting good areas

11.3

Mirwais Ashraf to NJ O'Brien, no run, left that alone, Ireland being watchful

11.4

Mirwais Ashraf to NJ O'Brien, no run, driven to cover fielder

11.5

Mirwais Ashraf to NJ O'Brien, no run, Mirwais a different bowler than the opening bowlers, military medium but getting the ball in the right areas

11.6

Mirwais Ashraf to NJ O'Brien, no run

End of over 12 (maiden) Ireland 43/3
NJ O'Brien    6* (16b 1x4)      Mirwais Ashraf    1-1-0-0
AR White    4* (8b 1x4)      Dawlat Zadran    6-2-18-2

12.1

Dawlat Zadran to White, no run, just past the outside edge once again

12.2

Dawlat Zadran to White, no run, playing inside the line

12.3

Dawlat Zadran to White, 2 runs, pulled on the backfoot

12.4

Dawlat Zadran to White, 2 runs, driven firmly through the onside, got protection in the deep.

12.5

Dawlat Zadran to White, 1 run, banged in short, pulled in the air, just falling short of the fielder in the deep

12.6

Dawlat Zadran to NJ O'Brien, no run

End of over 13 (5 runs) Ireland 48/3
NJ O'Brien    6* (17b 1x4)      Dawlat Zadran    7-2-23-2
AR White    9* (13b 1x4)      Mirwais Ashraf    1-1-0-0

13.1

Mirwais Ashraf to White, 1 run, played on the backfoot

13.2

Mirwais Ashraf to NJ O'Brien, no run, getting behind that one nicely

13.3

Mirwais Ashraf to NJ O'Brien, no run, crisp drive finds the fielder at mid off

13.4

Mirwais Ashraf to NJ O'Brien, no run

13.5

Mirwais Ashraf to NJ O'Brien, 1 run, pushed in the gap scampering for a quick single

13.6

Mirwais Ashraf to White, no run, played on the backfoot, end of the over brings the drinks trolley on the field.

Match State: Drinks

End of over 14 (2 runs) Ireland 50/3
AR White    10* (15b 1x4)      Mirwais Ashraf    2-1-2-0
NJ O'Brien    7* (21b 1x4)      Dawlat Zadran    7-2-23-2

14.1

Dawlat Zadran to NJ O'Brien, no run, lets that go to the keeper

14.2

Dawlat Zadran to NJ O'Brien, no run, straying down legside

14.3

Dawlat Zadran to NJ O'Brien, no run, pushed to mid on

14.4

Dawlat Zadran to NJ O'Brien, no run, showing the full face of the bat

14.5

Dawlat Zadran to NJ O'Brien, OUT, slightly short, looking to cut that, chops it on, Ireland in trouble

NJ O'Brien b Dawlat Zadran 7 (26b 1x4 0x6) SR: 26.92

14.6

Dawlat Zadran to Anderson, no run, Another top over from Dawlat comes to an end

End of over 15 (wicket maiden) Ireland 50/4
J Anderson    0* (1b)      Dawlat Zadran    8-3-23-3
AR White    10* (15b 1x4)      Mirwais Ashraf    2-1-2-0

15.1

Mirwais Ashraf to White, 1 run, clipped to the legside

15.2

Mirwais Ashraf to Anderson, no run

15.3

Mirwais Ashraf to Anderson, 1 leg bye

15.4

Mirwais Ashraf to White, no run

15.5

Mirwais Ashraf to White, no run

15.6

Mirwais Ashraf to White, no run

End of over 16 (2 runs) Ireland 52/4
AR White    11* (19b 1x4)      Mirwais Ashraf    3-1-3-0
J Anderson    0* (3b)      Dawlat Zadran    8-3-23-3

16.1

Dawlat Zadran to Anderson, 2 runs, played fine

16.2

Dawlat Zadran to Anderson, no run

16.3

Dawlat Zadran to Anderson, no run

16.4

Dawlat Zadran to Anderson, no run, this is really good from Dawlat, putting Ireland under pressure

16.5

Dawlat Zadran to Anderson, no run, driven to the fielder at mid on

16.6

Dawlat Zadran to Anderson, no run, bangs in short, testing the pitch, batsmen ducks under it

End of over 17 (2 runs) Ireland 54/4
J Anderson    2* (9b)      Dawlat Zadran    9-3-25-3
AR White    11* (19b 1x4)      Mirwais Ashraf    3-1-3-0

17.1

Mirwais Ashraf to White, no run, short and wide, begging to be hit, smashes it to the fielder, White will be gutted to miss out on that

17.2

Mirwais Ashraf to White, no run, played back to the bowler

17.3

Mirwais Ashraf to White, no run

17.4

Mirwais Ashraf to White, no run

17.5

Mirwais Ashraf to White, no run

17.6

Mirwais Ashraf to White, no run, Ireland watchfull

End of over 18 (maiden) Ireland 54/4
AR White    11* (25b 1x4)      Mirwais Ashraf    4-2-3-0
J Anderson    2* (9b)      Dawlat Zadran    9-3-25-3

18.1

Rahmat Shah to Anderson, FOUR, loose start from the leg spinner, welcome boundary

18.2

Rahmat Shah to Anderson, FOUR, driven behind point this time, Ireland looking to unsettle the youngster

18.3

Rahmat Shah to Anderson, no run, slightly short played back to the bowler

18.4

Rahmat Shah to Anderson, no run

18.5

Rahmat Shah to Anderson, 1 run, played through the offside, got protection in the deep

18.6

Rahmat Shah to White, no run, an eventful over comes to an end, good one for Ireland

End of over 19 (9 runs) Ireland 63/4
AR White    11* (26b 1x4)      Rahmat Shah    1-0-9-0
J Anderson    11* (14b 2x4)      Mirwais Ashraf    4-2-3-0

19.1

Mirwais Ashraf to Anderson, no run

19.2

Mirwais Ashraf to Anderson, FOUR, top shot driven down the ground, runs flowing for Ireland

19.3

Mirwais Ashraf to Anderson, no run

19.4

Mirwais Ashraf to Anderson, no run

19.5

Mirwais Ashraf to Anderson, no run, pushed back to the bowler

19.6

Mirwais Ashraf to Anderson, no run

End of over 20 (4 runs) Ireland 67/4
J Anderson    15* (20b 3x4)      Mirwais Ashraf    5-2-7-0
AR White    11* (26b 1x4)      Rahmat Shah    1-0-9-0

20.1

Rahmat Shah to White, no run, well bowled, flighting the ball making the batsmen come forward

20.2

Rahmat Shah to White, OUT, going for the paddle sweep, missing it completely, Ireland sink deeper

AR White lbw b Rahmat Shah 11 (28b 1x4 0x6) SR: 39.28

20.3

Rahmat Shah to KJ O'Brien, no run, good delivery first up, keeper not collecting it

20.4

Rahmat Shah to KJ O'Brien, no run, outside edge just wide of the slip fielder

20.5

Rahmat Shah to KJ O'Brien, 1 run, driven through the offside

20.6

Rahmat Shah to Anderson, 1 run, punched on the backfoot

End of over 21 (2 runs) Ireland 69/5
J Anderson    16* (21b 3x4)      Rahmat Shah    2-0-11-1
KJ O'Brien    1* (3b)      Mirwais Ashraf    5-2-7-0

21.1

Izatullah Dawlatzai to Anderson, no run, Izzat back in the attack, Afghan will look to get another wicket here and get in the tail

21.2

Izatullah Dawlatzai to Anderson, no run

21.3

Izatullah Dawlatzai to Anderson, 1 run, single through the onside

21.4

Izatullah Dawlatzai to KJ O'Brien, no run, short of length, pushed back to the bowler

21.5

Izatullah Dawlatzai to KJ O'Brien, no run

21.6

Izatullah Dawlatzai to KJ O'Brien, no run, driven to mid on

End of over 22 (1 run) Ireland 70/5
KJ O'Brien    1* (6b)      Izatullah Dawlatzai    6-1-25-1
J Anderson    17* (24b 3x4)      Rahmat Shah    2-0-11-1

22.1

Rahmat Shah to Anderson, 1 run, played with soft hands

22.2

Rahmat Shah to KJ O'Brien, no run, short and wide finds the fielder

22.3

Rahmat Shah to KJ O'Brien, no run

22.4

Rahmat Shah to KJ O'Brien, 1 run, driven through the offside

22.5

Rahmat Shah to Anderson, no run, just beats the outside edge

22.6

Rahmat Shah to Anderson, 1 run, pushed through onside

End of over 23 (3 runs) Ireland 73/5
J Anderson    19* (27b 3x4)      Rahmat Shah    3-0-14-1
KJ O'Brien    2* (9b)      Izatullah Dawlatzai    6-1-25-1

23.1

Izatullah Dawlatzai to Anderson, FOUR, short again, good shot rolling his wrists well

23.2

Izatullah Dawlatzai to Anderson, no run

23.3

Izatullah Dawlatzai to Anderson, 1 no ball, Izzat has had issues with bowling no balls in the past, not getting his run up right

23.3

Izatullah Dawlatzai to Anderson, no run

23.4

Izatullah Dawlatzai to Anderson, FOUR, handsomely driven down the ground, Izzat looking a bit ginger at the minute

23.5

Izatullah Dawlatzai to Anderson, 1 run, spraying all over, clipped to fine leg for a comfortable single

23.6

Izatullah Dawlatzai to KJ O'Brien, no run, firmly struck back to the bowler

End of over 24 (10 runs) Ireland 83/5
KJ O'Brien    2* (10b)      Izatullah Dawlatzai    7-1-35-1
J Anderson    28* (33b 5x4)      Rahmat Shah    3-0-14-1

24.1

Rahmat Shah to Anderson, no run

24.2

Rahmat Shah to Anderson, 1 run, good delivery, giving it some air

24.3

Rahmat Shah to KJ O'Brien, 1 run

24.4

Rahmat Shah to Anderson, no run, half trackker not dealt with

24.5

Rahmat Shah to Anderson, no run

24.6

Rahmat Shah to Anderson, no run

End of over 25 (2 runs) Ireland 85/5
J Anderson    29* (38b 5x4)      Rahmat Shah    4-0-16-1
KJ O'Brien    3* (11b)      Izatullah Dawlatzai    7-1-35-1

25.1

Mohammad Nabi to KJ O'Brien, no run, Spin from bothe ends, skipper brings himself on before lunch

25.2

Mohammad Nabi to KJ O'Brien, no run

25.3

Mohammad Nabi to KJ O'Brien, no run, good start getting the batsmen on the front foot

25.4

Mohammad Nabi to KJ O'Brien, no run, pushed with soft hands

25.5

Mohammad Nabi to KJ O'Brien, no run

25.6

Mohammad Nabi to KJ O'Brien, no run, good over from Nabi

End of over 26 (maiden) Ireland 85/5
KJ O'Brien    3* (17b)      Mohammad Nabi    1-1-0-0
J Anderson    29* (38b 5x4)      Rahmat Shah    4-0-16-1

26.1

Izatullah Dawlatzai to Anderson, no run, change of ends for Izzat

26.2

Izatullah Dawlatzai to Anderson, no run

26.3

Izatullah Dawlatzai to Anderson, 1 run, easy single, nobody saving the run on legside

26.4

Izatullah Dawlatzai to KJ O'Brien, FOUR, quality pull shot piercing the two fielder patroling the boundary

26.5

Izatullah Dawlatzai to KJ O'Brien, 1 run

26.6

Izatullah Dawlatzai to Anderson, no run

End of over 27 (6 runs) Ireland 91/5
J Anderson    30* (42b 5x4)      Izatullah Dawlatzai    8-1-41-1
KJ O'Brien    8* (19b 1x4)      Mohammad Nabi    1-1-0-0

27.1

Mohammad Nabi to KJ O'Brien, no run, last over before lunch, Afghanistan have gone quiet in the field

27.2

Mohammad Nabi to KJ O'Brien, no run, desperetely looking for a wicket

27.3

Mohammad Nabi to KJ O'Brien, no run

27.4

Mohammad Nabi to KJ O'Brien, no run

27.5

Mohammad Nabi to KJ O'Brien, no run, driven to short midwicket, good bit of work by the fielder

27.6

Mohammad Nabi to KJ O'Brien, no run, good partnership between these two Ireland batters, showing some resistance against good quality bowling.

Match State: Lunch - Day 1

End of over 28 (maiden) Ireland 91/5
KJ O'Brien    8* (25b 1x4)      Mohammad Nabi    2-2-0-0
J Anderson    30* (42b 5x4)      Izatullah Dawlatzai    8-1-41-1

28.1

Mirwais Ashraf to Anderson, no run

28.2

Mirwais Ashraf to Anderson, no run

28.3

Mirwais Ashraf to Anderson, no run

28.4

Mirwais Ashraf to Anderson, no run

28.5

Mirwais Ashraf to Anderson, FOUR, full delivery crisply driven through the offside

28.6

Mirwais Ashraf to Anderson, no run, played on the front foot

End of over 29 (4 runs) Ireland 95/5
J Anderson    34* (48b 6x4)      Mirwais Ashraf    6-2-11-0
KJ O'Brien    8* (25b 1x4)      Mohammad Nabi    2-2-0-0

29.1

Mohammad Nabi to KJ O'Brien, no run, firmly struck but well fielded at cover

29.2

Mohammad Nabi to KJ O'Brien, no run

29.3

Mohammad Nabi to KJ O'Brien, 1 run, quick single to mid on

29.4

Mohammad Nabi to Anderson, no run

29.5

Mohammad Nabi to Anderson, no run, shout for lbw, umpire not interested

29.6

Mohammad Nabi to Anderson, no run

End of over 30 (1 run) Ireland 96/5
J Anderson    34* (51b 6x4)      Mohammad Nabi    3-2-1-0
KJ O'Brien    9* (28b 1x4)      Mirwais Ashraf    6-2-11-0

30.1

Mirwais Ashraf to KJ O'Brien, no run, well timed shot to mid on, not able to steal a single

30.2

Mirwais Ashraf to KJ O'Brien, no run

30.3

Mirwais Ashraf to KJ O'Brien, no run, trying to pull that one, ball staying low

30.4

Mirwais Ashraf to KJ O'Brien, FOUR, short and wide, gift for Kevin really

30.5

Mirwais Ashraf to KJ O'Brien, FOUR, same ball, same result, too easy for Kevin

30.6

Mirwais Ashraf to KJ O'Brien, no run

End of over 31 (8 runs) Ireland 104/5
KJ O'Brien    17* (34b 3x4)      Mirwais Ashraf    7-2-19-0
J Anderson    34* (51b 6x4)      Mohammad Nabi    3-2-1-0

31.1

Mohammad Nabi to Anderson, no run, keeping things tight Nabi

31.2

Mohammad Nabi to Anderson, 1 run, driven to long on

31.3

Mohammad Nabi to KJ O'Brien, 1 run, good use of the feet, quick single, makes it comfortably in the end

31.4

Mohammad Nabi to Anderson, no run, down legside this time

31.5

Mohammad Nabi to Anderson, no run

31.6

Mohammad Nabi to Anderson, no run, shout for lbw, bowler very confident but the umpire not interested

End of over 32 (2 runs) Ireland 106/5
J Anderson    35* (56b 6x4)      Mohammad Nabi    4-2-3-0
KJ O'Brien    18* (35b 3x4)      Mirwais Ashraf    7-2-19-0

32.1

Rahmat Shah to KJ O'Brien, OUT

KJ O'Brien c †Afsar Zazai b Samiullah Shenwari 18 (36b 3x4 0x6) SR: 50.00

32.2

Rahmat Shah to Mooney, no run

32.3

Rahmat Shah to Mooney, no run

32.4

Rahmat Shah to Mooney, no run

32.5

Rahmat Shah to Mooney, no run

32.6

Rahmat Shah to Mooney, no run

End of over 33 (wicket maiden) Ireland 106/6
JF Mooney    0* (5b)      Rahmat Shah    5-1-16-2
J Anderson    35* (56b 6x4)      Mohammad Nabi    4-2-3-0

33.1

Mohammad Nabi to Anderson, no run

33.2

Mohammad Nabi to Anderson, no run

33.3

Mohammad Nabi to Anderson, no run

33.4

Mohammad Nabi to Anderson, no run

33.5

Mohammad Nabi to Anderson, no run

33.6

Mohammad Nabi to Anderson, no run

End of over 34 (maiden) Ireland 106/6
J Anderson    35* (62b 6x4)      Mohammad Nabi    5-3-3-0
JF Mooney    0* (5b)      Rahmat Shah    5-1-16-2

34.1

Rahmat Shah to Mooney, 1 run

34.2

Rahmat Shah to Anderson, 1 run

34.3

Rahmat Shah to Mooney, no run

34.4

Rahmat Shah to Mooney, no run

34.5

Rahmat Shah to Mooney, no run

34.6

Rahmat Shah to Mooney, no run

End of over 35 (2 runs) Ireland 108/6
JF Mooney    1* (10b)      Rahmat Shah    6-1-18-2
J Anderson    36* (63b 6x4)      Mohammad Nabi    5-3-3-0

35.1

Mohammad Nabi to Anderson, FOUR, short ball punished

35.2

Mohammad Nabi to Anderson, no run

35.3

Mohammad Nabi to Anderson, no run

35.4

Mohammad Nabi to Anderson, no run

35.5

Mohammad Nabi to Anderson, no run

35.6

Mohammad Nabi to Anderson, no run

End of over 36 (4 runs) Ireland 112/6
J Anderson    40* (69b 7x4)      Mohammad Nabi    6-3-7-0
JF Mooney    1* (10b)      Rahmat Shah    6-1-18-2

36.1

Rahmat Shah to Mooney, no run

36.2

Rahmat Shah to Mooney, no run, played with soft hands

36.3

Rahmat Shah to Mooney, no run

36.4

Rahmat Shah to Mooney, no run

36.5

Rahmat Shah to Mooney, no run

36.6

Rahmat Shah to Mooney, no run, shout for a catch short leg, Afghan players excited, batsmen unmoved

End of over 37 (maiden) Ireland 112/6
JF Mooney    1* (16b)      Rahmat Shah    7-2-18-2
J Anderson    40* (69b 7x4)      Mohammad Nabi    6-3-7-0

37.1

Mohammad Nabi to Anderson, no run

37.2

Mohammad Nabi to Anderson, no run

37.3

Mohammad Nabi to Anderson, no run

37.4

Mohammad Nabi to Anderson, no run

37.5

Mohammad Nabi to Anderson, no run

37.6

Mohammad Nabi to Anderson, no run

End of over 38 (maiden) Ireland 112/6
J Anderson    40* (75b 7x4)      Mohammad Nabi    7-4-7-0
JF Mooney    1* (16b)      Rahmat Shah    7-2-18-2

38.1

Rahmat Shah to Mooney, no run

38.2

Rahmat Shah to Mooney, no run

38.3

Rahmat Shah to Mooney, no run

38.4

Rahmat Shah to Mooney, 3 runs

38.5

Rahmat Shah to Anderson, FOUR, good shot played fine

38.6

Rahmat Shah to Anderson, no run

End of over 39 (7 runs) Ireland 119/6
J Anderson    44* (77b 8x4)      Rahmat Shah    8-2-25-2
JF Mooney    4* (20b)      Mohammad Nabi    7-4-7-0

39.1

Mohammad Nabi to Mooney, no run

39.2

Mohammad Nabi to Mooney, 3 runs

39.3

Mohammad Nabi to Anderson, no run

39.4

Mohammad Nabi to Anderson, no run

39.5

Mohammad Nabi to Anderson, no run

39.6

Mohammad Nabi to Anderson, no run, nicely played on the front foot, Nabi keeping things tight

End of over 40 (3 runs) Ireland 122/6
J Anderson    44* (81b 8x4)      Mohammad Nabi    8-4-10-0
JF Mooney    7* (22b)      Rahmat Shah    8-2-25-2

40.1

Rahmat Shah to Mooney, no run

40.2

Rahmat Shah to Mooney, no run

40.3

Rahmat Shah to Mooney, no run, clipped to fine leg

40.4

Rahmat Shah to Mooney, no run

40.5

Rahmat Shah to Mooney, no run

40.6

Rahmat Shah to Mooney, no run

End of over 41 (maiden) Ireland 122/6
JF Mooney    7* (28b)      Rahmat Shah    9-3-25-2
J Anderson    44* (81b 8x4)      Mohammad Nabi    8-4-10-0

41.1

Mohammad Nabi to Anderson, 1 run

41.2

Mohammad Nabi to Mooney, no run, long stretch forward, solid defence

41.3

Mohammad Nabi to Mooney, no run

41.4

Mohammad Nabi to Mooney, no run

41.5

Mohammad Nabi to Mooney, no run, keeper goes up for a caught behind, bowler not sure about it

41.6

Mohammad Nabi to Mooney, no run

End of over 42 (1 run) Ireland 123/6
JF Mooney    7* (33b)      Mohammad Nabi    9-4-11-0
J Anderson    45* (82b 8x4)      Rahmat Shah    9-3-25-2

42.1

Rahmat Shah to Anderson, no run

42.2

Rahmat Shah to Anderson, no run, cut hard but finds the fielder

42.3

Rahmat Shah to Anderson, 1 run, finds the gap this time

42.4

Rahmat Shah to Mooney, 1 run, driven to long on

42.5

Rahmat Shah to Anderson, 3 runs, driven down the ground, miss field earns them 3 runs

42.6

Rahmat Shah to Mooney, SIX, half trackker dealt with, pulls it out the park

End of over 43 (11 runs) Ireland 134/6
JF Mooney    14* (35b 1x6)      Rahmat Shah    10-3-36-2
J Anderson    49* (86b 8x4)      Mohammad Nabi    9-4-11-0

43.1

Dawlat Zadran to Anderson, no run, Afghanistan bring back there strike bowler

43.2

Dawlat Zadran to Anderson, 1 run, clipped to fine leg

43.3

Dawlat Zadran to Mooney, no run

43.4

Dawlat Zadran to Mooney, 1 run, driven to mid on

43.5

Dawlat Zadran to Anderson, no run

43.6

Dawlat Zadran to Anderson, 1 no ball

43.6

Dawlat Zadran to Anderson, no run

End of over 44 (3 runs) Ireland 137/6
J Anderson    50* (91b 8x4)      Dawlat Zadran    10-3-28-3
JF Mooney    15* (37b 1x6)      Rahmat Shah    10-3-36-2

44.1

Mohammad Nabi to Mooney, 1 run

44.2

Mohammad Nabi to Anderson, no run

44.3

Mohammad Nabi to Anderson, no run

44.4

Mohammad Nabi to Anderson, no run

44.5

Mohammad Nabi to Anderson, no run

44.6

Mohammad Nabi to Anderson, no run

Match State: Drinks

End of over 45 (1 run) Ireland 138/6
J Anderson    50* (96b 8x4)      Mohammad Nabi    10-4-12-0
JF Mooney    16* (38b 1x6)      Dawlat Zadran    10-3-28-3

45.1

Dawlat Zadran to Mooney, no run

45.2

Dawlat Zadran to Mooney, no run

45.3

Dawlat Zadran to Mooney, 1 run, driven to mid off

45.4

Dawlat Zadran to Anderson, no run

45.5

Dawlat Zadran to Anderson, no run

45.6

Dawlat Zadran to Anderson, 2 runs, cut away, not enough legs to get to the boundary

End of over 46 (3 runs) Ireland 141/6
J Anderson    48* (99b 8x4)      Dawlat Zadran    11-3-31-3
JF Mooney    21* (41b 1x6)      Mohammad Nabi    10-4-12-0

46.1

Mohammad Nabi to Mooney, FOUR, sweetly timed sweep shot

46.2

Mohammad Nabi to Mooney, no run

46.3

Mohammad Nabi to Mooney, FOUR, played behind square once again

46.4

Mohammad Nabi to Mooney, no run

46.5

Mohammad Nabi to Mooney, 1 run

46.6

Mohammad Nabi to Anderson, no run

End of over 47 (9 runs) Ireland 150/6
J Anderson    48* (100b 8x4)      Mohammad Nabi    11-4-21-0
JF Mooney    30* (46b 2x4 1x6)      Dawlat Zadran    11-3-31-3

47.1

Dawlat Zadran to Mooney, no run, driven to point

47.2

Dawlat Zadran to Mooney, no run, trying to pull that, not making connection

47.3

Dawlat Zadran to Mooney, 1 run, to deep square leg

47.4

Dawlat Zadran to Anderson, no run

47.5

Dawlat Zadran to Anderson, no run, driven to mid off

47.6

Dawlat Zadran to Anderson, 2 runs, that brings Anderson's half century, top effort when Ireland were struggling, good responsible knock

End of over 48 (3 runs) Ireland 153/6
J Anderson    50* (103b 8x4)      Dawlat Zadran    12-3-34-3
JF Mooney    31* (49b 2x4 1x6)      Mohammad Nabi    11-4-21-0

48.1

Mohammad Nabi to Mooney, no run

48.2

Mohammad Nabi to Mooney, no run

48.3

Mohammad Nabi to Mooney, 1 run, driven to long off, risky run, direct hit would be curtains for Mooney

48.4

Mohammad Nabi to Anderson, no run

48.5

Mohammad Nabi to Anderson, no run

48.6

Mohammad Nabi to Anderson, no run

End of over 49 (1 run) Ireland 154/6
J Anderson    50* (106b 8x4)      Mohammad Nabi    12-4-22-0
JF Mooney    32* (52b 2x4 1x6)      Dawlat Zadran    12-3-34-3

49.1

Dawlat Zadran to Mooney, no run

49.2

Dawlat Zadran to Mooney, no run, firmly struck to mid on

49.3

Dawlat Zadran to Mooney, no run

49.4

Dawlat Zadran to Mooney, no run

49.5

Dawlat Zadran to Mooney, no run, desperate appeal for a caught behind, bat just hitting the turf

49.6

Dawlat Zadran to Mooney, no run

End of over 50 (maiden) Ireland 154/6
JF Mooney    32* (58b 2x4 1x6)      Dawlat Zadran    13-4-34-3
J Anderson    50* (106b 8x4)      Mohammad Nabi    12-4-22-0
Overs 1-50  | Overs 51-100
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Photos

Dec 13, 2013

Andrew White and Trent Johnston pose with the trophy after the win, Afghanistan v Ireland, Intercontinental Cup final, Dubai, 4th day, December 13, 2013

Andrew White and Trent Johnston pose with the trophy after the win

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Dec 13, 2013

Rahmat Shah sweeps during his unbeaten knock, Afghanistan v Ireland, Intercontinental Cup final, Dubai, 4th day, December 13, 2013

Rahmat Shah sweeps during his unbeaten knock

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