Player of the Match
Player of the Match
288dGer Siggins

Stirling whirlwind takes Ireland to title

Ireland and Afghanistan served up a blistering classic in the final of the World Twenty20 Qualifier in Dubai, putting to rest any fears that the game would be an anti-climax

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Match Details

Toss

Afghanistan , elected to bat first

Player Of The Match

Player Of The Series

Series result

Ireland won the 2011/12 ICC World Twenty20 Qualifier

Match number

Season

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

Match days

24 March 2012 (20-over match)

T20I debut

Reserve Umpire

Match Referee

By the virtue of this win, Ireland are placed in group B of T20 World Cup alongside Australia and West Indies. Afghanistan will slot themselves into group A alongside India and England

Paul Stirling gets the Man of the match for his 79 and Raymond van Schoor gets the Man of the Series for his 324 runs and 6 wickets

18.5
4
Aftab Alam to Poynter, FOUR runs, fuller ball on the leg stump. Poynter flicks it past the midwicket fielder and does a Shahid Afridi in celebrating with the arms aloft. Ireland win the game by 5 wickets
18.4
0
Aftab Alam to Poynter, no run, comes forward and defends it back onto the pitch
18.3
1
Aftab Alam to White, 1 run, flicks it to deep midwicket for a single
18.2
1
Aftab Alam to Poynter, 1 run, pushes it to square-leg for a single
18.1
W
Aftab Alam to Wilson, OUT, fuller ball outside the off stump. Wilson lofts it straight into the hands of the fielder at long-off, Mirwais. And the tension boils over as Aftab speaks whats on his mind and Wilson responds but then better sense prevailed and both of them stopped brawling

GC Wilson c Mirwais Ashraf b Aftab Alam 32 (39b 2x4 0x6) SR: 82.05

END OF OVER:
18 | 5 Runs | IRE: 150/4 (3 runs required from 12 balls, RR: 8.33, RRR: 1.50)

  • Gary Wilson32 (38b)
  • Andrew Poynter18 (14b)
  • Gulbadin Naib1-0-5-0
  • Aftab Alam3-0-28-1
17.6
1
Gulbadin Naib to Wilson, 1 run, fuller ball on the leg stump. Wilson rolls his wrists as he pushes it to short fine-leg and takes a quick single
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  • Stirling whirlwind takes Ireland to title

    Ireland and Afghanistan served up a blistering classic in the final of the World Twenty20 Qualifier in Dubai, putting to rest any fears that the game would be an anti-climax

Ireland 2nd innings Partnerships

WktRunsPlayers
1st0WTS PorterfieldPR Stirling
2nd33EC JoycePR Stirling
3rd80GC WilsonPR Stirling
4th0KJ O'BrienGC Wilson
5th37GC WilsonAD Poynter
6th6AR WhiteAD Poynter