ICC World Twenty20 Qualifier, Final: Afghanistan v Ireland at Dubai (DSC), Mar 24, 2012
Ireland won by 5 wickets (with 7 balls remaining)
Played at Dubai International Cricket Stadium (neutral venue)
24 March 2012 (20-over match)
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

0.4

Rankin to Javed Ahmadi, 1 run, turns behind square 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   WB Rankin 1-0-8-0
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

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   WB Rankin 2-0-13-1
11.1

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

11.2

Rankin to Samiullah Shenwari, 1 run, cut tot deep point 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   WB Rankin 3-0-20-1
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

14.3

Rankin to Samiullah Shenwari, no run, comes forward and pushes it to the leg side

14.4

Rankin to Samiullah Shenwari, 1 run, lofts it to extra-cover for a single

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   WB Rankin 4-0-22-1
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