ICC World Twenty20 Qualifier - Preliminary final

Ireland v Namibia

Ireland won by 9 wickets (with 59 balls remaining)

0.1

Johnston to van der Westhuizen, no run

0.2

Johnston to van der Westhuizen, no run, beats the left-hander with a good length ball just around the off stump

0.3

Johnston to van der Westhuizen, FOUR, takes him on this time, gets underneath a length ball on middle and hammers it high over mid on

0.4

Johnston to van der Westhuizen, no run, fuller length this time, but on the pads, he fails to put it away, batsmen want the single, Johnston turns around and has a go at the non-striker's end, misses, would have had a better chance at the striker's

0.5

Johnston to van der Westhuizen, 1 run, loopy fullish slower one around middle and leg, dropped softly on the leg side for one

0.6

Johnston to van Schoor, 1 wide, moving away from back of a length, but starting too far outside off

0.6

Johnston to van Schoor, no run, he stood almost outside off before the ball had been bowled, got the angle into him as well as Johnston sent it in fullish, but could not heave it past midwicket, mistimes it totally

Namibia 6/0   DT Johnston 1-0-6-0

2.1

Johnston to van der Westhuizen, 1 bye, has a go at this pitched up ball angled in and misses

2.2

Johnston to van Schoor, OUT, that has got to be close, that looks straight enough, front foot planted across around middle stump, fails to get the bat in front of pad in time, misses the good length ball, which crashes into the pad, given right away, Johnston roars

R van Schoor lbw b Johnston 1 (5b 0x4 0x6) SR: 20.00

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   DT Johnston 2-1-6-1

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

4.2

Johnston to van der Westhuizen, SIX, widish pitched up delivery, he just gets front foot across and clobbers it high over extra cover with a clean swing of the bat

4.3

Johnston to van der Westhuizen, OUT, they have got the big wicket, well-directed short ball from wide of the crease and into the body, he is not in a great position to pull, and ends up looping it up tamely to midwicket

LP van der Westhuizen c White b Johnston 14 (12b 1x4 1x6) SR: 116.66

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

4.6

Johnston to Williams, no run, away shape from the right-hander, full delivery angled in and then swerving away, he leaves it alone, superb spell this from Johnston

Namibia 20/2   DT Johnston 3-1-14-2

6.1

Johnston to Williams, 1 run, good delivery once again, coming in and hitting him on the pad, he remained in the crease to the length ball, looked to be going down leg

6.2

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

6.3

Johnston to Williams, no run, pitched up, excellent line, just outside off, he leans forward and blocks

6.4

Johnston to Williams, 1 run, shuffles across to a short of a length ball and works it through midwicket

6.5

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

6.6

Johnston to Williams, 1 run, slaps one outside off to sweeper cover, end of an outstanding spell from Johnston

Namibia 25/2   DT Johnston 4-1-19-2
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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