ICC World Twenty20 Qualifier - Final

Afghanistan v Ireland

Ireland won by 5 wickets (with 7 balls remaining)

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

Afghanistan 13/0   Karim Sadiq 11* (6b 1x4 1x6)   DT Johnston 0.2-0-5-0

1.3

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

Afghanistan 17/0   Karim Sadiq 15* (7b 2x4 1x6)   DT Johnston 0.3-0-9-0

2.2

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

Afghanistan 23/1   Mohammad Shahzad 4* (1b 1x4)   WB Rankin 1.2-0-13-1

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

Afghanistan 27/1   Javed Ahmadi 6* (4b 1x4)   DT Johnston 1.1-0-14-0

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)   MC Sorensen 1-0-14-0

7.3

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

Afghanistan 64/3   Mohammad Shahzad 28* (17b 3x4 1x6)   GH Dockrell 0.3-0-6-0

11.5

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

Afghanistan 85/4   Mohammad Shahzad 41* (32b 4x4 1x6)   WB Rankin 2.5-0-19-1

12.4

O'Brien to Mohammad Shahzad, FOUR

Afghanistan 92/4   Mohammad Shahzad 47* (35b 5x4 1x6)   KJ O'Brien 3.4-0-17-2

15.4

Dockrell to Mohammad Shahzad, FOUR

Afghanistan 117/4   Mohammad Shahzad 62* (46b 6x4 2x6)   GH Dockrell 2.4-0-25-0

17.1

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

Afghanistan 128/5   Mohammad Shahzad 72* (52b 7x4 2x6)   PR Stirling 1.1-0-13-0
Tournament Results
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Ireland won by 5 wickets (with 7 balls remaining)
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Ireland won by 9 wickets (with 59 balls remaining)
Canada v Scotland at Dubai (DSC) - Mar 23, 2012
Scotland won by 4 wickets (with 0 balls remaining)
Hong Kong v U.S.A. at Dubai (CA2) - Mar 23, 2012
Hong Kong won by 77 runs
Nepal v P.N.G. at Dubai (CA) - Mar 23, 2012
Nepal won by 6 wickets (with 1 ball remaining)
Bermuda v Uganda at Dubai (CA2) - Mar 23, 2012
Bermuda won by 41 runs
Ireland v Netherlands at Dubai (DSC) - Mar 23, 2012
Ireland won by 7 wickets (with 20 balls remaining)
Italy v Kenya at Dubai (CA) - Mar 23, 2012
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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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