Final, ICCA Dubai, December 10 - 13, 2013, ICC Intercontinental Cup
187 & 341
(T:347) 182 & 224

Ireland won by 122 runs

Player Of The Match
33, 5/45 & 5/36
Ireland 1st Innings
Afghanistan 1st Innings
Ireland 2nd Innings
Afghanistan 2nd Innings
Ireland 1st Innings 
c Mohammad Nabi b Izatullah Dawlatzai15-0020.00
c †Afsar Zazai b Dawlat Zadran1726-3065.38
c †Afsar Zazai b Dawlat Zadran1120-2055.00
b Dawlat Zadran726-1026.92
lbw b Rahmat Shah1128-1039.28
c Nawroz Mangal b Rahmat Shah55111-8049.54
c †Afsar Zazai b Samiullah Shinwari1836-3050.00
c Mohammad Shahzad b Dawlat Zadran3362-2153.22
b Rahmat Shah03-000.00
lbw b Samiullah Shinwari1320-2065.00
not out 1434-2041.17
Extras(lb 2, nb 5)7
TOTAL61 Ov (RR: 3.06)187
Fall of wickets: 1-8 (William Porterfield, 1.5 ov), 2-28 (Paul Stirling, 6.6 ov), 3-33 (Ed Joyce, 8.4 ov), 4-50 (Niall O'Brien, 14.5 ov), 5-67 (Andrew White, 20.2 ov), 6-106 (Kevin O'Brien, 32.1 ov), 7-160 (John Anderson, 50.6 ov), 8-160 (John Mooney, 51.3 ov), 9-164 (Trent Johnston, 52.3 ov), 10-187 (Max Sorensen, 60.6 ov)
6.6 to PR Stirling, full delivery,looking to drive it through the offside, faint edge to the keeper.. 28/2
8.4 to EC Joyce, careless shot just fishing outside off, Dawlat and Afghan on top. 33/3
14.5 to NJ O'Brien, slightly short, looking to cut that, chops it on, Ireland in trouble. 50/4
51.3 to JF Mooney, full delivery,wanted to drive that one, falling for the trap, Irelandloosing there last recognised batter. 160/8
1.5 to WTS Porterfield, . 8/1
20.2 to AR White, going for the paddle sweep, missing it completely, Ireland sink deeper. 67/5
32.1 to KJ O'Brien, . 106/6
50.6 to J Anderson, outside edge, good grab by Mangal. 160/7
52.3 to DT Johnston, wrong one does the trick, top delivery by Rehmat. 164/9
60.6 to MC Sorensen, huge shout for lbw, umpire takes his time and raises the finger, Ireland will be disappointed by this effort, credit to Afghan bowlers. 187/10
Afghanistan 1st Innings 
c †NJ O'Brien b Mooney1343-2030.23
c White b Mooney2970-5041.42
c & b Mooney1621-3076.19
c KJ O'Brien b Mooney2059-3033.89
c †NJ O'Brien b Dockrell4196-6042.70
c Joyce b Johnston4286-7048.83
c White b Mooney58-1062.50
c †NJ O'Brien b Johnston1454-2025.92
st †NJ O'Brien b Dockrell211-0018.18
st †NJ O'Brien b Dockrell014-000.00
not out 05-000.00
TOTAL77.5 Ov (RR: 2.33)182
Fall of wickets: 1-29 (Nawroz Mangal, 14.2 ov), 2-54 (Shabir Noori, 20.6 ov), 3-59 (Mohammad Shahzad, 22.4 ov), 4-116 (Rahmat Shah, 44.1 ov), 5-120 (Asghar Afghan, 49.6 ov), 6-133 (Samiullah Shinwari, 52.2 ov), 7-175 (Mirwais Ashraf, 70.2 ov), 8-182 (Afsar Zazai, 73.3 ov), 9-182 (Mohammad Nabi, 76.1 ov), 10-182 (Dawlat Zadran, 77.5 ov)
70.2 to Mirwais Ashraf, away swinger, tries to play a drive gets an edge to the Wk, Johnston finally finding the edge!. 175/7
76.1 to Mohammad Nabi, off stump ball, swinging away, tries a wild slog over midwicket, gets a thick top edge to thirdman, Joyce takes a good catch!!. 182/9
49.6 to Asghar Stanikzai, outside off, slightly wide, tries to play a square cut, feather touch to Nial who makes no mistake!!. 120/5
73.3 to Afsar Zazai, flighted ball, tempted by the flight, Afsar comes down the track and misses, ball turns away sharply, Nial behind the stumps makes no mistake!. 182/8
77.5 to Dawlat Zadran, flighted ball, Dawlat tempted to run down the track, fails to connect and Nial clips the bails!!. 182/10
14.2 to Nawroz Mangal, straying down legside, loose shot and a terrific catch by the keeper diving to his left, bowling changee works for Ireland. 29/1
20.6 to Shabir Noori, outside edge, great one handed grab by the slip fielder. 54/2
22.4 to Mohammad Shahzad, . 59/3
44.1 to Rahmat Shah, away swinger, gets a thick outisde edge to Brien at second slip, Mooney striking again!!. 116/4
52.2 to Samiullah Shinwari, away swinger, gets a healthy edge to White at second slip, takes a good low catch, five-for for Mooney!!. 133/6
Ireland 2nd Innings 
c Rahmat Shah b Mohammad Nabi3430-61113.33
c †Afsar Zazai b Dawlat Zadran79-0077.77
b Dawlat Zadran78138-14056.52
c Shabir Noori b Mirwais Ashraf87198-9043.93
lbw b Rahmat Shah3976-4051.31
c Nawroz Mangal b Rahmat Shah27-0028.57
lbw b Mohammad Nabi4743-90109.30
c †Afsar Zazai b Mirwais Ashraf35-0060.00
c Mirwais Ashraf b Mohammad Nabi3140-5077.50
c Shabir Noori b Mohammad Nabi03-000.00
not out 822-1036.36
Extras(lb 5)5
TOTAL95.1 Ov (RR: 3.58)341
Fall of wickets: 1-15 (Paul Stirling, 2.6 ov), 2-53 (William Porterfield, 9.6 ov), 3-163 (Ed Joyce, 46.6 ov), 4-244 (Andrew White, 71.6 ov), 5-250 (John Anderson, 75.1 ov), 6-258 (Niall O'Brien, 78.5 ov), 7-274 (John Mooney, 80.6 ov), 8-316 (Kevin O'Brien, 89.3 ov), 9-316 (Max Sorensen, 89.6 ov), 10-341 (Trent Johnston, 95.1 ov)
2.6 to PR Stirling, leg stump ball, tries to flick, gets an edge to Zazai who make sno mistake!. 15/1
46.6 to EC Joyce, great inswinger, what a start for the Afghans, through the forward defense of Joyce, ratteling the stumps!. 163/3
78.5 to NJ O'Brien, incoming ball, Nial stands tall, trying to pierce the gap at covers, finds a fielder, unlucky there!!. 258/6
80.6 to JF Mooney, inswinging ball, fuller in length, Mooney tries to drive it through covers, a bit late to react, gets an inside edge to Afsar behind the stumps who dives and takes it!!. 274/7
9.6 to WTS Porterfield, leg stump ball, sweep shot, good timing, would you beleive!! he finds the fielder at the circle!!. 53/2
89.3 to KJ O'Brien, straighter delivery, kevin playing for turn, misses, wrapped between the pads, appeal ,PLUMB in front!!. 316/8
89.6 to MC Sorensen, forward defense straight to noori at silly mid-on. 316/9
95.1 to DT Johnston, flighted ball, johnston comes down the pitch, lofts it high towards long-on, its a skier, Mirwais coming under takes a great catch, well judged!!. 341/10
71.6 to AR White, forward defense, googly again, hits the pad, firocious appeal, Given!!. 244/4
75.1 to J Anderson, flighted ball, genuine leg spin, pushing hard at it, plays a defensive shot, thick edge to Mangal at first slips!. 250/5
Afghanistan 2nd Innings (T: 347 runs)
lbw b Johnston85-20160.00
c †NJ O'Brien b Mooney2339-3058.97
c & b Dockrell3954-7172.22
not out 86246-12034.95
b Dockrell210-0020.00
lbw b Dockrell02-000.00
lbw b Sorensen49179-7027.37
b Mooney419-0021.05
lbw b Mooney02-000.00
c Joyce b Mooney17-0014.28
c Joyce b Mooney06-000.00
Extras(b 9, lb 3)12
TOTAL94.5 Ov (RR: 2.36)224
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)
0.5 to Shabir Noori, incoming ball, Noori playing across the line, his head falls over, wrapped in front, appeal and no doubt at all!!. 8/1
83.2 to Mohammad Nabi, incoming ball, forward defense, misses, struck on the back pad, Appeal,OUT!!. 199/6
14.2 to Nawroz Mangal, 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
88.5 to Samiullah Shinwari, good lenght ball, missing the line mooney strikes for ireland. 212/7
90.1 to Mirwais Ashraf, squared the batsman up, hitting the back leg,absolute peach of a delivery. 218/8
92.3 to Dawlat Zadran, away swinger, forward, caught in the slips. 222/9
94.5 to Izatullah Dawlatzai, away swinger, izatullah hangs his bat gets an edge to joyce at third slip, mooney takes five and ireland win the match!!. 224/10
17.4 to Mohammad Shahzad, 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
21.2 to Asghar Stanikzai, flighted ball, goes for a wild slog, misses and Dockrell strikes straight after the drinks break!!. 85/4
21.4 to Afsar Zazai, flat and quick, hitting in line, wrapped on the pads, given OUT!!. 85/5
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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 (Ed Joyce 74*, Niall 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
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TossAfghanistan, elected to field first
Player Of The Match
Series resultIreland won the 2013/14 ICC Intercontinental Cup
Hours of play (local time)10am start, Lunch 12.00-12.40, Tea 14.40-15.00, Close 17.00
Match days10,11,12,13 December 2013 - day (5-day match)
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