ICC World Twenty20 Qualifier - Preliminary final

Ireland v Namibia

Ireland won by 9 wickets (with 59 balls remaining)

2.3

Johnston to Snyman, no run, some more zip off the pitch for Johnston as he hits him high on the pad with a back of a length ball

2.4

Johnston to Snyman, no run, plays out a pitched up ball towards mid on

2.5

Johnston to Snyman, no run, good delivery, angled in and beats him as he pushes at it outside off stump

2.6

Johnston to Snyman, no run, that would have been close if he had missed, but gets bat down in time to squeeze it out towards point

Namibia 10/1   G Snyman 0* (4b)

3.2

Rankin to Snyman, no run, that was sharp, that came in and bounced from a good length, he was in no position to counter it and somehow kept it out

3.3

Rankin to Snyman, no run, and now this one does not come in that much, carries in with the angle from back of a length, he pushes away from the body inside the line

3.4

Rankin to Snyman, no run, and again, still more incoming angle on it, opens him up and bounces over the stumps, as he stabs at it awkwardly and is beaten

3.5

Rankin to Snyman, no run, manages to defend down the pitch this time

3.6

Rankin to Snyman, 1 run, tries to pull this shortish one, but is so late on it that he ends up mishitting it to mid off

Namibia 12/1   G Snyman 1* (9b)

4.1

Johnston to Snyman, 1 run, that was headed for middle and leg from a fullish length, but he got bat around pad to clip it neatly through midwicket

4.4

Johnston to Snyman, no run, defends a length ball carefully

4.5

Johnston to Snyman, 1 run, widish outside off, steered down to third man

Namibia 20/2   G Snyman 3* (12b)

5.1

Sorensen to Snyman, no run, pushes a length ball back to the bowler

5.2

Sorensen to Snyman, no run, wanted the single with a push towards backward point off a rising ball but was rightly sent back

5.3

Sorensen to Snyman, no run, loose, stands in the crease and tries to thrash it through extra cover, misses, the ball moves away sharply after passing the batsman

5.4

Sorensen to Snyman, no run, coming in with the angle from short of a length, he cannot do anything but stab it back down the pitch

5.5

Sorensen to Snyman, no run, nothing shot, tries to lean back and force a back of a length ball over mid off, on the bounce to the fielder

5.6

Sorensen to Snyman, no run, appeal for caught behind, Ireland keeping up the pressure, comes in a mile this one, super take from Wilson diving to his left, did not seem to be any bat on it though

Namibia 20/2   G Snyman 3* (18b)

6.2

Johnston to Snyman, 1 run, shortish ball angled in, pulled away neatly to deep midwicket

6.5

Johnston to Snyman, 1 run, whips a fullish one wristily down to long on

Namibia 24/2   G Snyman 5* (20b)

7.2

Sorensen to Snyman, no run

7.3

Sorensen to Snyman, 1 run, back of a length ball worked through square leg

7.5

Sorensen to Snyman, no run, another mistimed forcing shot, they are looking to hit out, but not middling anything, mistimed pull falls short of mid on now

7.6

Sorensen to Snyman, no run, now he is beaten as he looks to cut a bouncing one outside off

Namibia 27/3   G Snyman 6* (24b)

8.2

O'Brien to Snyman, no run, hit on the pad with a pitched up ball coming in, going down leg

8.3

O'Brien to Snyman, no run, defended tightly back to the bowler

8.4

O'Brien to Snyman, FOUR, at last, they manage to get one away for four, he winds up to a straightish length ball and clobbers it just over mid off

8.5

O'Brien to Snyman, no run, bounces on him a tad as he comes forward, keeps it down awkwardly

8.6

O'Brien to Snyman, 1 run, too wide, he misses out as he slashes it with a huge followthrough on a couple of bounces to third man

Namibia 33/3   G Snyman 11* (29b 1x4)

9.1

Stirling to Snyman, no run, worked with the spin to midwicket

9.2

Stirling to Snyman, no run, comes down the track but can only push back to the bowler

9.3

Stirling to Snyman, no run, loud appeal for lbw, he misses the big sweep, that struck him in front of off, not given

9.4

Stirling to Snyman, no run, defended back to Stirling

9.5

Stirling to Snyman, 1 run, pushed away to midwicket for a single

Namibia 34/3   G Snyman 12* (34b 1x4)

10.4

O'Brien to Snyman, 1 run, length ball swung down to long off

Namibia 38/3   G Snyman 13* (35b 1x4)

11.1

Stirling to Snyman, 2 runs, worked on the leg side

11.2

Stirling to Snyman, 1 run, tries to have a go at a tossed up ball, gets it along the ground to long on

11.4

Stirling to Snyman, 1 run, slapped away down to long off

Namibia 44/3   G Snyman 17* (38b 1x4)

12.3

Rankin to Snyman, OUT, and yet another batsman goes to a mistimed aggressive stroke, tries to a pull a short ball that hurries on to him, Dockrell takes the top-edge running across from mid off

G Snyman c Dockrell b Rankin 17 (39b 1x4 0x6) SR: 43.58

Namibia 50/4   G Snyman 17 (39b 1x4)
Tournament Results
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Ireland won by 5 wickets (with 7 balls remaining)
Ireland v Namibia at Dubai (DSC) - Mar 24, 2012
Ireland won by 9 wickets (with 59 balls remaining)
Canada v Scotland at Dubai (DSC) - Mar 23, 2012
Scotland won by 4 wickets (with 0 balls remaining)
Hong Kong v U.S.A. at Dubai (CA2) - Mar 23, 2012
Hong Kong won by 77 runs
Nepal v P.N.G. at Dubai (CA) - Mar 23, 2012
Nepal won by 6 wickets (with 1 ball remaining)
Bermuda v Uganda at Dubai (CA2) - Mar 23, 2012
Bermuda won by 41 runs
Ireland v Netherlands at Dubai (DSC) - Mar 23, 2012
Ireland won by 7 wickets (with 20 balls remaining)
Italy v Kenya at Dubai (CA) - Mar 23, 2012
Kenya won by 38 runs
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Photos

Mar 24, 2012

The Ireland team after beating Namibia to make the World Twenty20, Ireland v Namibia, ICC World Twenty20 Qualifier, preliminary final, Dubai, March 24, 2012

The Ireland team after beating Namibia to make the World Twenty20

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