Result
ICC Intercontinental Cup at Dublin, Jul 9-12 2012
(67 ov)
84 & 208/7
251/4d
Match drawn
1y
• ESPNcricinfo staff

Scrappy Afghanistan secure draw

The Ireland-Afghanistan Intercontinental Cup match in Dublin, which lost two days to rain, ended in a draw

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Scorecard summary
Afghanistan84(29.1 overs)1st Innings
Afsar Zazai13 (19)
Alex Cusack4/31(10)
Max Sorensen4/39(10.1)
Ireland251/4d(60.1 overs)1st Innings
Afghanistan208/7(67 overs)2nd Innings
end of over 679 runs
AFG: 208/7CRR: 3.1 
Samiullah Shinwari8 (18)
Asghar Afghan51 (84)
Paul Stirling3-0-19-0
Andrew White3-2-2-1

After a discussion between the Irish captain and the umpires the match has ended in a draw. With only 6 overs to play and with 2 being lost for the innings break they have called it quits.

For a match withich lost a session and two days that ended up being rather exciting. Ireland dominated for most parts but the Afghans can be very happy with their second innings where they clung on manfully for the draw.

That means Ireland will get 13 points from the match while Afghanistan get 7.

Ireland will next play against Bangladesh in three T20 games and we will have coverage of them on ESPNcricinfo. But from Conor Hayes in a dull Rathmines it's goodbye.

66.6
Stirling to Samiullah Shinwari, no run
played into the covers
66.5
4
Stirling to Samiullah Shinwari, FOUR runs
pulled through midwicket for a boundary
66.4
Stirling to Samiullah Shinwari, no run
played past point but the non-striker can't run it
66.3
2
Stirling to Samiullah Shinwari, 2 runs
short and going down leg and it's pulled away to fine-leg for a couple
66.2
1
Stirling to Asghar Afghan, 1 run
swept fine but the batsman can only run a single because of his injury
66.1
2b
Stirling to Asghar Afghan, 2 byes
just passes the edge and the keeper can't gather
end of over 662 runs
AFG: 199/7CRR: 3.01 
Samiullah Shinwari2 (14)
Asghar Afghan50 (82)
Andrew White3-2-2-1
Paul Stirling2-0-12-0

Afghanistan look like they will survive this one

65.6
White to Samiullah Shinwari, no run
pushed back towards the bowler
65.5
White to Samiullah Shinwari, no run
defended away and silly point fields
65.4
White to Samiullah Shinwari, no run
flicked into the legside
65.3
White to Samiullah Shinwari, no run
defended into the offside
65.2
White to Samiullah Shinwari, no run
65.1
2
White to Samiullah Shinwari, 2 runs
cut away to the deep point boundary
end of over 658 runs
AFG: 197/7CRR: 3.03 
Asghar Afghan50 (82)
Samiullah Shinwari0 (8)
Paul Stirling2-0-12-0
Andrew White2-2-0-1
64.6
Stirling to Asghar Afghan, no run
forward defensive in the air and it just lands beyond the diving silly point
64.5
Stirling to Asghar Afghan, no run
played away and the silly point half stops it

Asghar appears to have cramp and is being attended to by the physio

64.4
4
Stirling to Asghar Afghan, FOUR runs
smacked through the offside via the silly point who takes a knock and that's his fifty
64.3
4
Stirling to Asghar Afghan, FOUR runs
goes very fine and reaches the rope
64.2
Stirling to Asghar Afghan, no run
64.1
Stirling to Asghar Afghan, no run
Match details
Observatory Lane, Rathmines, Dublin
TossIreland , elected to field first
SeriesICC Intercontinental Cup 2011
Season2012
Hours of play (local time)11am start, Lunch 13.00-13.40, Tea 15.40-16.00, Close 18.00
Match days9,10,11,12 July 2012 (4-day match)
First-class debut
Stuart Thompson
Najibullah Zadran
Gulbadin Naib
Umpires
Richard Smith
Shaun George
Reserve Umpire
Charlie McElwee
Match Referee
David Jukes
PointsIreland 13, Afghanistan 7