ICC World Twenty20 Qualifier - Preliminary final

Ireland v Namibia

Ireland won by 9 wickets (with 59 balls remaining)

1.1

Rankin to van der Westhuizen, 1 run, pushes forward, drops one going across him towards extra cover

1.2

Rankin to van Schoor, no run, shuffles across the stumps once again, Rankin keeps it up around off, pushed to mid off

1.3

Rankin to van Schoor, no run, lets this straightish back of a length ball outside off go

1.4

Rankin to van Schoor, 1 run, tucked away off the pad with the angle behind square leg

1.5

Rankin to van der Westhuizen, no run, worked into the leg side

1.6

Rankin to van der Westhuizen, 1 run, that was absolutely smashed off the front foot but it was not wide enough of extra cover

Namibia 9/0   WB Rankin 1-0-3-0

3.1

Rankin to van der Westhuizen, 1 run, length ball clipped off the pads to deep square leg

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   WB Rankin 2-0-5-0

12.1

Rankin to Burger, FOUR, that is very well played, stands tall to a pitched up ball and eases it past Rankin with a straight followthrough

12.2

Rankin to Burger, 1 run, uses the angle on the back of a length ball to tuck it to fine leg

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

12.4

Rankin to Burger, no run, drops a rising back of a length ball on to the leg side

12.5

Rankin to Burger, no run, stays in the crease and works to square leg

12.6

Rankin to Burger, 1 run, pushes a shortish one towards point

Namibia 51/4   WB Rankin 3-0-11-1

16.1

Rankin to Viljoen, 1 run, pushes a length ball to sweeper cover

16.2

Rankin to Opperman, 3 runs, driven wide of the man at sweeper cover, who fails to pick up the ball cleanly

16.3

Rankin to Viljoen, no run, beaten for pace and bounce, belatedly has a waft at this rearing delivery outside of, beaten

16.4

Rankin to Viljoen, 2 runs, another two, pushed wide of sweeper cover and they scramble back in time

16.5

Rankin to Viljoen, no run, beats him with a bouncing length ball that goes over the stumps

16.6

Rankin to Viljoen, no run, mistimes a forcing stroke to midwicket, Rankin has bowled out, Ireland on top

Namibia 66/6   WB Rankin 4-0-17-1
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Nepal v P.N.G. at Dubai (CA) - Mar 23, 2012
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Bermuda v Uganda at Dubai (CA2) - Mar 23, 2012
Bermuda won by 41 runs
Ireland v Netherlands at Dubai (DSC) - Mar 23, 2012
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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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