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Rampant Ireland retain World T20 Qualifier title

Ireland successfully defended their World Twenty20 Qualifiers title with a comprehensive 68-run win over Afghanistan in the final in Abu Dhabi, thanks largely to blitzed fifties from Paul Stirling and Trent Johnston

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Ireland , elected to bat first

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Series result

Ireland won the 2013/14 ICC World Twenty20 Qualifier

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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

Match days

30 November 2013 - night match (20-over match)

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Ireland win the game by 68 runs and win the 2013/14 ICC WT20 Qualifier. Afghanistan got off to a brilliant start and for the time that Shahzad was at the crease, they actually looked like pulling the chase off. Dockrell put the brakes on by claiming the wickets of Mangal and Shahzad. From then on, despite Naib's good knock, it was all downhill for Afghanistan

Now to the man of the moment- Trent Johnston. In what is his final limited overs game, he came out and blasted a half-century, took three wickets and bowled a maiden too. If this isn't a fairytale finish, I would want to know what is

The two groups for the first round of the ICC World Twenty20 Bangladesh 2014 are:

Group A Bangladesh, Afghanistan, Nepal and Hong Kong

Group B Zimbabwe, Ireland, UAE and Netherlands

Trent Johnston is the man of the match. Samiullah Shenwari is the man of the series

Murtagh to Shapoor Zadran, OUT, that's what they should've done long ago as Murtagh bowls a yorker and finishes the game

Shapoor Zadran b Murtagh 13 (25m 20b 0x4 2x6) SR: 65.00

Murtagh to Shapoor Zadran, no run, looks to slice a fuller ball and is beaten
Murtagh to Shapoor Zadran, no run, comes forward and lofts it to long-on and refuses the single
Murtagh to Amir Hamza, 1 run, drives it to long-on for a single
Murtagh to Amir Hamza, no run,

18 | 7 Runs | AFG: 156/9 (70 runs required from 12 balls, RR: 8.66, RRR: 35.00)

  • Shapoor Zadran13 (17b)
  • Amir Hamza1 (3b)
  • Alex Cusack3-0-18-2
  • Trent Johnston4-1-34-3
Cusack to Shapoor Zadran, no run, looks to cut it and is beaten

Afghanistan 2nd innings Partnerships

1st36Nawroz MangalMohammad Shahzad
2nd23Mirwais AshrafMohammad Shahzad
3rd17Mohammad NabiMirwais Ashraf
4th0Karim SadiqMirwais Ashraf
5th25Gulbadin NaibMirwais Ashraf
6th28Samiullah ShinwariGulbadin Naib
7th0Samiullah ShinwariNajibullah Zadran
8th9Dawlat ZadranNajibullah Zadran
9th4Shapoor ZadranNajibullah Zadran
10th15Shapoor ZadranAmir Hamza