Player of the Match
Player of the Match
    0.5 incoming ball, Noori playing across the line, his head falls over, wrapped in front, appeal and no doubt at all!! 8/1
    14.2 incoming ball, niped back a great deal, Mangal cramped up in defense, gets a thin edge to Nial who dives and takes a superb catch!! 65/2
    17.4 flighted ball, Shahzad tempted by the line, comes down the track smashes it back to Dockrell,he takes the catch, Finally the big man departs!! 75/3
    not out
    21.2 flighted ball, goes for a wild slog, misses and Dockrell strikes straight after the drinks break!! 85/4
    21.4 flat and quick, hitting in line, wrapped on the pads, given OUT!! 85/5
    83.2 incoming ball, forward defense, misses, struck on the back pad, Appeal,OUT!! 199/6
    88.5 good lenght ball, missing the line mooney strikes for ireland 212/7
    90.1 squared the batsman up, hitting the back leg,absolute peach of a delivery 218/8
    92.3 away swinger, forward, caught in the slips 222/9
    94.5 away swinger, izatullah hangs his bat gets an edge to joyce at third slip, mooney takes five and ireland win the match!! 224/10
    12 (b 9, lb 3)
    224 all out (94.5 Overs, RR: 2.36)
    Fall of wickets: 1-8 (Shabir Noori, 0.5 ov), 2-65 (Nawroz Mangal, 14.2 ov), 3-75 (Mohammad Shahzad, 17.4 ov), 4-85 (Asghar Afghan, 21.2 ov), 5-85 (Afsar Zazai, 21.4 ov), 6-199 (Mohammad Nabi, 83.2 ov), 7-212 (Samiullah Shinwari, 88.5 ov), 8-218 (Mirwais Ashraf, 90.1 ov), 9-222 (Dawlat Zadran, 92.3 ov), 10-224 (Izatullah Dawlatzai, 94.5 ov)
    DT Johnston201216.0000
    MC Sorensen2166913.2800
    JF Mooney19.573651.8100
    GH Dockrell34145831.7000
    KJ O'Brien1242702.2500
    J Anderson511002.0000
    PR Stirling11000.0000

Close of Play

  • Tue, 10 Dec - day 1 - Afghanistan 1st innings 81/3 (Rahmat Shah 12*, Asghar Afghan 11*, 30 ov)
  • Wed, 11 Dec - day 2 - Ireland 2nd innings 159/2 (EC Joyce 74*, NJ O'Brien 40*, 46 ov)
  • Thu, 12 Dec - day 3 - Afghanistan 2nd innings 136/5 (Rahmat Shah 35*, Mohammad Nabi 25*, 43 ov)
  • Fri, 13 Dec - day 4 - Afghanistan 2nd innings 224 (94.5 ov) - end of match
  • Johnston's grand career ends quietly

    Although Trent Johnston ended a seemingly eternal career with another title for a bulging associate CV, it was not the romantic swansong he must have fantasised about

  • Mooney's ten gives Ireland title

    John Mooney took his second five-wicket haul of the match to help Ireland to their fourth Intercontinental Cup title, beating Afghanistan by 122 runs in Dubai

  • Ireland five wickets away from title

    Ireland are five wickets away from regaining the ICC Intercontinental Cup with two days to spare as defending champions Afghanistan still need 211 runs in Dubai

  • Mooney, Joyce put Ireland ahead

    Allrounder John Mooney's maiden first-class five-for and an unbeaten half-century from Ed Joyce helped Ireland reach a strong position against Afghanistan

  • Dawlat puts Afghanistan on top

    Four wickets for Dawlat Zadran put Afghanistan on the front foot against Ireland after the first day's play in Dubai

Afghanistan 4th innings Partnerships

1st8Shabir NooriNawroz Mangal
2nd57Nawroz MangalMohammad Shahzad
3rd10Mohammad ShahzadRahmat Shah
4th10Asghar StanikzaiRahmat Shah
5th0Afsar ZazaiRahmat Shah
6th114Mohammad NabiRahmat Shah
7th13Samiullah ShinwariRahmat Shah
8th6Mirwais AshrafRahmat Shah
9th4Dawlat ZadranRahmat Shah
10th2Izatullah DawlatzaiRahmat Shah