ICC World Twenty20 Qualifier, 72nd Match, Final: Afghanistan v Ireland at Abu Dhabi, Nov 30, 2013
Ireland won by 68 runs
Played at Sheikh Zayed Stadium, Abu Dhabi (neutral venue)
30 November 2013 - night match (20-over match)

Amir Hamza to Porterfield, OUT, fuller ball on the off stump. Porterfield is deceived in flight as he makes room again to cut, but he is beaten and is bowled. A much needed wicket for Afghanistan. Needless chirping in the ear of the batsman by Shahzad

WTS Porterfield b Amir Hamza 27 (26m 14b 4x4 1x6) SR: 192.85

Ireland 68/1   PR Stirling 34* (19b 4x4 2x6)   Amir Hamza 0.3-0-5-1

Karim Sadiq to O'Brien, OUT, and that's a wicket of the first ball for Sadiq as O'Brien skips down the track and lofts it to long-on where Dawlat Zadran takes the catch

KJ O'Brien c Dawlat Zadran b Karim Sadiq 20 (15m 12b 2x4 1x6) SR: 166.66

Ireland 104/2   PR Stirling 50* (29b 6x4 2x6)   Karim Sadiq 0.1-0-0-1

Amir Hamza to Stirling, OUT, like in the final last time, Stirling is out in the seventies as he drives a full-toss straight into the hands of Nabi at cover

PR Stirling c Mohammad Nabi b Amir Hamza 76 (64m 43b 8x4 4x6) SR: 176.74

Ireland 168/3   DT Johnston 34* (18b 3x4 2x6)   Amir Hamza 2.3-0-30-2

Dawlat Zadran to Wilson, OUT, that ball moves back in late and hits the middle stump. A superb delivery, regardless of the situation of the match. It would've gone past most batsmen's defense. A special delivery

GC Wilson b Dawlat Zadran 2 (7m 3b 0x4 0x6) SR: 66.66

Ireland 183/4   DT Johnston 47* (24b 4x4 3x6)   Dawlat Zadran 3-0-35-1

Shapoor Zadran to Mooney, OUT, short ball on the leg stump. Mooney looks to pull and gets a top edge that Shahzad takes by running back a few yards. There are no celebrations for the wicket

JF Mooney c †Mohammad Shahzad b Shapoor Zadran 12 (14m 6b 2x4 0x6) SR: 200.00

Ireland 212/5   DT Johnston 62* (31b 5x4 4x6)   Shapoor Zadran 3.1-0-31-1

Shapoor Zadran to Johnston, OUT, fuller ball on the off stump. Johnston looks to go for the lofted shot and misses. The off stump is uprooted and suddenly Shapoor finds himself with a chance for hat-trick. Warm applause for Johnston on the way back to pavilion

DT Johnston b Shapoor Zadran 62 (44m 32b 5x4 4x6) SR: 193.75

Ireland 212/6   MC Sorensen 0* (0b)   Shapoor Zadran 3.2-0-31-2

Amir Hamza to Shannon, OUT, fuller ball on the leg stump. Shannon lofts it to long-on where Naib takes the catch. Wickets falling in a cluster, but only after Ireland have established themselves as the firm favourites in the game

JNK Shannon c Gulbadin Naib b Amir Hamza 2 (6m 3b 0x4 0x6) SR: 66.66

Ireland 223/7   MC Sorensen 5* (5b 1x4)   Amir Hamza 3.4-0-37-3





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Hours of play (local time) 18.00 start, First Session 18.00-19.20, Interval 19.20-19.40, Second Session 19.40-21.00

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