result
Final (N), Dubai, Jan 20 2017, Desert T20 Challenge
(7.5/20 ov, target 72)75/0
Afghanistan won by 10 wickets (with 73 balls remaining)
player of the match
Mohammad Nabi
Afghanistan
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Nabi, Shahzad demolish Ireland

Afghanistan bulldozed rivals Ireland by 10 wickets in the final of the inaugural Desert T20

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Scorecard summary
Ireland71/10(13.2 overs)
Afghanistan75/0(7.5 overs)
7.5
4
Dockrell to Shahzad, FOUR runs

onto the backfoot and punches it past cover point for a boundary

7.4
Dockrell to Shahzad, no run

quick and flatter through the air almost yorks the batsman

7.3
Dockrell to Shahzad, no run

tossed up, batsman goes for a cut but gets beaten

7.2
Dockrell to Shahzad, no run

down the leg, batsman sweeps it but to the short fine leg fielder

7.1
Dockrell to Shahzad, no run

onto the frontfoot and does a defense

end of over 77 runs
AFG: 71/0CRR: 10.14 • RRR: 0.08 • Need 1 from 78b
Mohammad Shahzad48 (35)
Nawroz Mangal17 (8)
Kevin O'Brien1-0-7-0
Craig Young1-0-16-0
6.6
1
K O'Brien to Shahzad, 1 run

onto the backfoot and pulls it away to square leg for a run

6.5
1
K O'Brien to Mangal, 1 run

onto the backfoot and nudges it down to fine leg for a run

6.4
4
K O'Brien to Mangal, FOUR runs

onto the backfoot and cuts it past point for a boundary, thirdman had no chance to save it

6.3
1
K O'Brien to Shahzad, 1 run

short ball, batsman onto the backfoot and pulls it to square leg for a run

6.2
K O'Brien to Shahzad, no run

outside off, batsman follows it and goes for a cut but doesn't strike it cleanly

6.1
K O'Brien to Shahzad, no run

good length outside off, batsman makes room and cuts it but not cleanly to point fielder

end of over 616 runs
AFG: 64/0CRR: 10.66 • RRR: 0.57 • Need 8 from 84b
Mohammad Shahzad46 (31)
Nawroz Mangal12 (6)
Craig Young1-0-16-0
Jacob Mulder2-0-16-0
5.6
1
Young to Shahzad, 1 run

short ball, batsman goes for a pull but gets it high on the bat and manages to get a run

5.5
4
Young to Shahzad, FOUR runs

short and quick outside off, batsman with a upper cut almost gets him the maximum

5.4
2
Young to Shahzad, 2 runs

short ball, batsman onto the toes and pulls it away to mid wicket for a couple

5.3
4
Young to Shahzad, FOUR runs

good length ball on leg, batsman makes away from the stumps and cuts it over cover point for a boundary

5.2
1
Young to Mangal, 1 run

onto the frontfoot and lofts it straight past the bowler for a run

5.1
4
Young to Mangal, FOUR runs

onto the backfoot and cuts it over point for a boundary

end of over 57 runs
AFG: 48/0CRR: 9.60 • RRR: 1.60 • Need 24 from 90b
Mohammad Shahzad35 (27)
Nawroz Mangal7 (4)
Jacob Mulder2-0-16-0
George Dockrell2-0-16-0
4.6
2
Mulder to Shahzad, 2 runs

onto the frontfoot and lofts it over mid-off for a couple

4.5
Mulder to Shahzad, no run

onto the backfoot and sweeps it sweeps it short fine leg

4.4
Mulder to Shahzad, no run

onto the backfoot and goes for a cut but gets beaten

Match details
Dubai International Cricket Stadium
TossIreland, elected to bat first
SeriesDesert T20 ChallengeAfghanistan tour of United Arab Emirates
Season2016/17
Player Of The Match
Mohammad Nabi
Mohammad Nabi
Player Of The Series
Mohammad Nabi
Mohammad Nabi
Series resultAfghanistan won the 2016/17 Desert T20 Challenge
Match numberT20 No. 588
Hours of play (local time)19.30 start, First Session 19.30-20.55 Interval 20.55-21.15, Second Session 21.15-22.40
Match days20 January 2017 - night match (20-over match)
Umpires
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Buddhi Pradhan
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Tabarak Dar
Reserve Umpire
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Alex Dowdalls
Match Referee
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David Jukes