ICC World Twenty20 Qualifier - Final

Afghanistan v Ireland

Ireland won by 5 wickets (with 7 balls remaining)

0.1

Rankin to Karim Sadiq, SIX, what a start to the innings by Sadiq. He rocks back and pulls the ball over long-on for a huge six and the horns are blowing

0.2

Rankin to Karim Sadiq, no run, looks to pull again and is beaten

0.3

Rankin to Karim Sadiq, 1 run, pushes it to mid-on for a single

0.5

Rankin to Karim Sadiq, no run, fuller ball on the middle stump. Sadiq comes forward and pushes it back to the bowler

0.6

Rankin to Karim Sadiq, no run

Afghanistan 8/0   Karim Sadiq 7* (5b 1x6)

1.2

Johnston to Karim Sadiq, FOUR, fuller ball on the off stump. Sadiq wants to smash it on the leg side and gets an outside edge to third man for a boundary

1.3

Johnston to Karim Sadiq, FOUR, fuller ball outside the off stump. Sadiq square-drives it past the point fielder for a boundary

1.4

Johnston to Karim Sadiq, no run, struck high on the thigh pad in line with the leg stump

1.5

Johnston to Karim Sadiq, 1 run, comes forward and pushes it to the off side

Afghanistan 18/0   Karim Sadiq 16* (9b 2x4 1x6)

2.1

Rankin to Karim Sadiq, OUT, short ball on the middle stump. Sadiq looks to pull it and is struck on the helmet. The ball's motion is deflected onto the stumps as Sadiq had his head turned away. That's first wwicket for Ireland

Karim Sadiq b Rankin 16 (10b 2x4 1x6) SR: 160.00

Afghanistan 18/1   Karim Sadiq 16 (10b 2x4 1x6)
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Ireland won by 5 wickets (with 7 balls remaining)
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Photos

Mar 24, 2012

Paul Stirling was Man of the Match for his quickfire 79, Afghanistan v Ireland, World Twenty20 Qualifier final, Dubai, March 24, 2012

Paul Stirling was Man of the Match for his quickfire 79

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Mar 24, 2012

Andrew White and Andrew Poynter celebrate Ireland's title triumph, Afghanistan v Ireland, World Twenty20 Qualifier final, Dubai, March 24, 2012

Andrew White and Andrew Poynter celebrate Ireland's title triumph

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