Player of the Match
Player of the Match
    0.1 What.A.Start to both the innings by Afghanistan! If it was the first ball six while batting, then the middle stump of Porterfield is uprooted by an yorker. Will Ireland recover and try to trade punches through these 20 overs now? 0/1
    12.5 and finally, the wicket that Afghanistan needed! Short ball outside the off stump. Stirling gets into the position early and pulls it. Naib times the jump perfectly and pulls off a stunner. Each of the Afghan bowlers seem to have a trademark celebration as Zadran thumps his chest 113/3
    3.4 fuller ball on the leg stump. Joyce flicks it all the way into the hands of Nabi at deep square-leg. Alam endures a few anxious moments before punching the air in celebration of the wicket. The crowd seems to have found its voice back 33/2
    18.1 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 150/5
    13 well its two in two now. O'Brien looks to run it down and gets an outside edge. Shahzad saves his most athletic moment of the day for this catch. he dives to his right and pulls off a stunner. Second time in two two balls that I have used the expression. Can he get a hattrick of the first ball, next over? 113/4
    not out
    not out
    10 (lb 6, w 4)
    156/5 (18.5 Overs, RR: 8.28)
    Fall of wickets: 1-0 (William Porterfield, 0.1 ov), 2-33 (Ed Joyce, 3.4 ov), 3-113 (Paul Stirling, 12.5 ov), 4-113 (Kevin O'Brien, 12.6 ov), 5-150 (Gary Wilson, 18.1 ov)
    Dawlat Zadran402135.2510
    Mirwais Ashraf1017017.0010
    Aftab Alam3.503428.8610
    Izatullah Dawlatzai3033011.0000
    Samiullah Shinwari301505.0000
    Mohammad Nabi302508.3300
    Gulbadin Naib10505.0000

Match Details


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


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

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Ireland 2nd innings Partnerships

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