ICC World Twenty20 Qualifier - Final

Afghanistan v Ireland

Ireland won by 5 wickets (with 7 balls remaining)

6.1

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

6.2

O'Brien to Mirwais Ashraf, OUT, and that's the third wicket. Short ball pitched outside the off stump. Mirwais moves across and slices it straight into the hands of Porterfield at point

Mirwais Ashraf c Porterfield b O'Brien 9 (8b 0x4 1x6) SR: 112.50

6.3

O'Brien to Nawroz Mangal, no run, comes forward and pushes it to the leg side

6.4

O'Brien to Nawroz Mangal, no run, defends it back to the bowler

6.5

O'Brien to Nawroz Mangal, 2 runs, short and pulled to deep square-leg for a couple

6.6

O'Brien to Nawroz Mangal, no run, comes forward and looks to defend it as he is beaten by the away movement

Afghanistan 58/3   KJ O'Brien 1-0-3-1

8.1

O'Brien to Nawroz Mangal, 2 runs, cuts it to deep point for a couple

8.2

O'Brien to Nawroz Mangal, no run, comes forward and pushes it to the leg side

8.3

O'Brien to Nawroz Mangal, no run, comes forward and defends it to point

8.4

O'Brien to Nawroz Mangal, 1 run, forces it to long-on for a single

8.5

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

8.6

O'Brien to Nawroz Mangal, no run, and the ball slips in the gap between bat and pad. Mangal is lucky that it didn't hit top of off

Afghanistan 70/3   KJ O'Brien 2-0-7-1

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

10.3

O'Brien to Nawroz Mangal, 1 run, wristy flick to deep square-leg for a single

10.4

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

10.5

O'Brien to Nawroz Mangal, OUT, lofts it straight into the hands of Sorensen at long-on

Nawroz Mangal c Sorensen b O'Brien 10 (15b 0x4 0x6) SR: 66.66

10.6

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

Afghanistan 79/4   KJ O'Brien 3-0-11-2

12.1

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

12.2

O'Brien to Samiullah Shenwari, no run, cuts it to backward point

12.3

O'Brien to Samiullah Shenwari, 1 run, drives it to long-off 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

12.6

O'Brien to Samiullah Shenwari, no run

Afghanistan 93/4   KJ O'Brien 4-0-18-2
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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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