ICC World Twenty20 Qualifier - Final

Afghanistan v Ireland

Ireland won by 5 wickets (with 7 balls remaining)

2.2

Rankin to Mohammad Shahzad, 1 wide, wide down the leg side

2.2

Rankin to Mohammad Shahzad, FOUR, flicks it to fine-leg for a boundary

2.3

Rankin to Mohammad Shahzad, no run, comes forward and defends it to the leg side

2.4

Rankin to Mohammad Shahzad, no run

2.5

Rankin to Mohammad Shahzad, no run, short outside the off stump. Shehzad comes forward and drives it to the point fielder

2.6

Rankin to Mohammad Shahzad, no run, short ball on the off stump. Shehzad looks to pull and gets a bottom edge

Afghanistan 23/1   Mohammad Shahzad 4* (5b 1x4)

3.4

Johnston to Mohammad Shahzad, no run, comes forward and pushes it back to the bowler

3.5

Johnston to Mohammad Shahzad, no run, comes forward and drives it to point

3.6

Johnston to Mohammad Shahzad, 2 runs, good length ball on the leg stump. Shahzad flicks it to midwicket and gets a couple

Afghanistan 30/2   Mohammad Shahzad 6* (8b 1x4)

4.2

Sorensen to Mohammad Shahzad, 3 runs, short ball on the off stump. Shahzad pulls it to deep midwicket for three runs

4.4

Sorensen to Mohammad Shahzad, no run, comes forward and drives it to cover

4.5

Sorensen to Mohammad Shahzad, SIX, short outside off. Shahzad looks to be in pristine touch as he pulls it over midwicket for a six

4.6

Sorensen to Mohammad Shahzad, FOUR, goes for the cut shot and the ball falls just short of the point fence

Afghanistan 45/2   Mohammad Shahzad 19* (12b 2x4 1x6)

5.5

Johnston to Mohammad Shahzad, no run, comes forward and pushes it to cover

5.6

Johnston to Mohammad Shahzad, 3 runs, pulls it to deep square-leg for three runs

Afghanistan 55/2   Mohammad Shahzad 22* (14b 2x4 1x6)

6.1

O'Brien to Mohammad Shahzad, 1 run, pulls it to deep midwicket for a single

Afghanistan 56/2   Mohammad Shahzad 23* (15b 2x4 1x6)

7.1

Dockrell to Mohammad Shahzad, 1 run, slices it past point for a single

7.3

Dockrell to Mohammad Shahzad, FOUR, short outside the off stump. Shahzad cuts it past the point fielder for a boundary

7.4

Dockrell to Mohammad Shahzad, no run, comes forward and drives it to cover

7.5

Dockrell to Mohammad Shahzad, 1 run, fuller ball on the leg stump. Shahzad turns it to midwicket for a single

Afghanistan 65/3   Mohammad Shahzad 29* (19b 3x4 1x6)

8.5

O'Brien to Mohammad Shahzad, 1 run, pulls it to long-on for a single

Afghanistan 70/3   Mohammad Shahzad 30* (20b 3x4 1x6)

9.1

Dockrell to Mohammad Shahzad, 1 run, cuts it to point for a single

9.3

Dockrell to Mohammad Shahzad, no run, defends it to the off side

9.4

Dockrell to Mohammad Shahzad, 1 run, pushes it to the leg side for a single

9.6

Dockrell to Mohammad Shahzad, 1 run, stands tall and whips it to mid-on for a single

Afghanistan 75/3   Mohammad Shahzad 33* (24b 3x4 1x6)

10.1

O'Brien to Mohammad Shahzad, no run

10.2

O'Brien to Mohammad Shahzad, 1 run, pulls it to long-on for a single

10.4

O'Brien to Mohammad Shahzad, 1 run, off the inside-edge to short fine-leg for a single

10.6

O'Brien to Mohammad Shahzad, 1 run, comes forward and pushes it to midwicket for a single

Afghanistan 79/4   Mohammad Shahzad 36* (28b 3x4 1x6)

11.1

Rankin to Mohammad Shahzad, 1 run, comes forward and pushes it to the leg side for a single

11.3

Rankin to Mohammad Shahzad, no run, comes forward and pushes it back to the bowler

11.4

Rankin to Mohammad Shahzad, no run, come forward and drives it to mid-off

11.5

Rankin to Mohammad Shahzad, FOUR, slices it to deep point for a boundary

11.6

Rankin to Mohammad Shahzad, 1 run

Afghanistan 86/4   Mohammad Shahzad 42* (33b 4x4 1x6)

12.1

O'Brien to Mohammad Shahzad, 1 run, comes forward and turns it to fine-leg for a single

12.4

O'Brien to Mohammad Shahzad, FOUR

12.5

O'Brien to Mohammad Shahzad, 1 run, turns it to deep square-leg for a single

Afghanistan 93/4   Mohammad Shahzad 48* (36b 5x4 1x6)

13.1

Stirling to Mohammad Shahzad, 1 run

13.5

Stirling to Mohammad Shahzad, no run, defends it to the leg side

13.6

Stirling to Mohammad Shahzad, 1 run, fuller on the off stump. Shahzad pushes it to mid-on and gets to his fifty with a single

Afghanistan 102/4   Mohammad Shahzad 50* (39b 5x4 1x6)

14.1

Rankin to Mohammad Shahzad, no run, short outside the off stump. Shahzad looks to cut it and is beaten

14.2

Rankin to Mohammad Shahzad, 1 leg bye, off the thigh pad to fine-leg for a leg-bye

14.5

Rankin to Mohammad Shahzad, no run, comes forward and turns it to the leg side

14.6

Rankin to Mohammad Shahzad, 1 run

Afghanistan 105/4   Mohammad Shahzad 51* (43b 5x4 1x6)

15.1

Dockrell to Mohammad Shahzad, 1 run, comes down the track and smashes it to extra-cover for a single

15.3

Dockrell to Mohammad Shahzad, SIX, comes down the track and lofts it to long-off for a six

15.4

Dockrell to Mohammad Shahzad, FOUR

15.5

Dockrell to Mohammad Shahzad, 1 run, goes past extra-cover for a boundary

Afghanistan 118/4   Mohammad Shahzad 63* (47b 6x4 2x6)

16.1

Sorensen to Mohammad Shahzad, 1 run, off the inside edge to short fine-leg for a single

16.3

Sorensen to Mohammad Shahzad, 1 run, cut to deep point for a single

16.5

Sorensen to Mohammad Shahzad, 2 runs

16.6

Sorensen to Mohammad Shahzad, 1 run

Afghanistan 124/5   Mohammad Shahzad 68* (51b 6x4 2x6)

17.1

Stirling to Mohammad Shahzad, FOUR, makes room and lofts it to long-on for a boundary

17.2

Stirling to Mohammad Shahzad, 2 runs, and does the same again, but doesn't get enough wood as gets a couple for himself

17.3

Stirling to Mohammad Shahzad, 1 run, drives it to long-off for a single

17.5

Stirling to Mohammad Shahzad, 1 run, pushes it to long-on for a single

Afghanistan 132/6   Mohammad Shahzad 76* (55b 7x4 2x6)

18.1

Sorensen to Mohammad Shahzad, 1 run, mistimes the helicopter shot to long-off for a single

18.4

Sorensen to Mohammad Shahzad, 1 wide, wide outside the off stump

18.4

Sorensen to Mohammad Shahzad, OUT, the innings befitting the occasion has come to an end. Shahzad looks to pull it and gets a top-edge to long-off. A brilliant innings that by Shahzad

Mohammad Shahzad c Porterfield b Sorensen 77 (57b 7x4 2x6) SR: 135.08

Afghanistan 137/7   Mohammad Shahzad 77 (57b 7x4 2x6)
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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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