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)

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

Afghanistan 18/1   Javed Ahmadi 2* (3b)   WB Rankin 1.1-0-8-1

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

Afghanistan 27/2   Mohammad Shahzad 4* (5b 1x4)   DT Johnston 1.2-0-14-1

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

Afghanistan 56/3   Mohammad Shahzad 23* (15b 2x4 1x6)   KJ O'Brien 0.2-0-1-1

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

Afghanistan 78/4   Mohammad Shahzad 35* (27b 3x4 1x6)   KJ O'Brien 2.5-0-10-2

Sorensen to Samiullah Shenwari, OUT, fuller ball outside the off stump. Shenwari lofts it straight into the hands of Rankin at long-off

Samiullah Shenwari c Rankin b Sorensen 11 (12b 0x4 1x6) SR: 91.66

Afghanistan 119/5   Mohammad Shahzad 64* (48b 6x4 2x6)   MC Sorensen 1.2-0-15-1

Stirling to Mohammad Nabi, OUT, flicks it straight into the hands of the fielder at deep midwicket. Nabi doesn't last long

Mohammad Nabi c Sorensen b Stirling 1 (2b 0x4 0x6) SR: 50.00

Afghanistan 131/6   Mohammad Shahzad 75* (54b 7x4 2x6)   PR Stirling 1.4-0-16-1

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   Gulbadin Naib 3* (3b)   MC Sorensen 2.4-0-25-2





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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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