ICC World Twenty20 Qualifier, 71st Match, Preliminary Final: Ireland v Namibia at Dubai (DSC), Mar 24, 2012
ICC World Twenty20 Qualifier - Preliminary final
Ireland won by 9 wickets (with 59 balls remaining)
Played at Dubai International Cricket Stadium (neutral venue)
24 March 2012 (20-over match)

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

Namibia 10/1   LP van der Westhuizen 7* (9b 1x4)   DT Johnston 1.2-0-6-1

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

Namibia 19/2   G Snyman 2* (10b)   DT Johnston 2.3-1-13-2

Sorensen to Williams, OUT, Porterfield takes a brilliant catch, Williams looking to break free, but ended up swinging wildly at a wide and full delivery outside off, he was looking to go much straighter down the ground, but only sliced it high on the off side, Porterfield kept his eyes on it, ran across at extra cover and held on to the steepler even as he tumbled down

CG Williams c Porterfield b Sorensen 3 (6b 0x4 0x6) SR: 50.00

Namibia 25/3   G Snyman 5* (20b)   MC Sorensen 1.1-1-0-1

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   SF Burger 11* (13b 1x4)   WB Rankin 2.3-0-10-1

Stirling to Scholtz, OUT, slog-sweep picks out the man at deep square leg, tries to lunge forward and drag the full delivery from outside off, ends up looping it straight to Joyce in the deep

NRP Scholtz c Joyce b Stirling 1 (4b 0x4 0x6) SR: 25.00

Namibia 59/5   SF Burger 19* (22b 2x4)   PR Stirling 2.4-0-9-1

Sorensen to Burger, OUT, they keep finding the fielders with precision, mistimed pull again, that shot has been the downfall of Namibia today, sails tamely and settles into the hands of long on

SF Burger c Joyce b Sorensen 20 (27b 2x4 0x6) SR: 74.07

Namibia 60/6   I Opperman 0* (0b)   MC Sorensen 2.3-1-2-2





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Hours of play (local time) 14.00 start, First Session 14.00-15.20, Interval 15.20-15.40, Second Session 15.40-17.00

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