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)
1.1

Johnston to Javed Ahmadi, 1 run, cut to point for a single

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

1.6

Johnston to Javed Ahmadi, no run, comes forward and punches it to the cover fielder

Afghanistan 18/0   DT Johnston 1-0-10-0
3.1

Johnston to Javed Ahmadi, FOUR, fuller ball outside the off stump. Ahmadi comes down the track and lofts it inside out over cover for a boundary

3.2

Johnston to Javed Ahmadi, OUT, and there's the second wicket as Ahmadi looks to cupper cut and doesn't get the distance. Rankin takes an easy catch at third-man

Javed Ahmadi c Rankin b Johnston 6 (5b 1x4 0x6) SR: 120.00

3.3

Johnston to Mirwais Ashraf, 1 run, off the inside edge to point for a single as he looks to pull

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   DT Johnston 2-0-17-1
5.1

Johnston to Mirwais Ashraf, no run, comes forward and drives it to cover

5.2

Johnston to Mirwais Ashraf, no run, short ball outside the off stump. Mirwais looks to cut it and is beaten

5.3

Johnston to Mirwais Ashraf, SIX, short on the leg stump this time. Mirwais pulls it behind square for his first six

5.4

Johnston to Mirwais Ashraf, 1 run, comes forward and pushes it to midwicket for a single

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   DT Johnston 3-0-27-1
19.1

Johnston to Gulbadin Naib, no run, looks to cut it and gets an inside edge

19.2

Johnston to Gulbadin Naib, 1 run, short ball and pulls it to midwicket

19.3

Johnston to Aftab Alam, no run, looks to loft it over mid-off and is beaten

19.4

Johnston to Aftab Alam, 1 run, off the outside edge to short third-man for a single

19.5

Johnston to Gulbadin Naib, SIX, lofts it over long-on for a six

19.6

Johnston to Gulbadin Naib, SIX, and one more lofted shot ove rlong-on to finsih the innings with a flourish

Afghanistan 152/7   DT Johnston 4-0-41-1
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Hours of play (local time) 18.00 start, First Session 18.00-19.20, Interval 19.20-19.40, Second Session 19.40-21.00

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