result
Final, Dubai (DSC), Mar 24 2012, ICC World Twenty20 Qualifier
(18.5/20 ov, target 153)156/5
Ireland won by 5 wickets (with 7 balls remaining)
Player Of The Match
79 (38) & 1/17
paul-stirling
Player Of The Series
324 runs • 6 wkts
raymond-van-schoor

By the virtue of this win, Ireland are placed in group B of T20 World Cup alongside Australia and West Indies. Afghanistan will slot themselves into group A alongside India and England

Paul Stirling gets the Man of the match for his 79 and Raymond van Schoor gets the Man of the Series for his 324 runs and 6 wickets

18.5
4
Aftab Alam to Poynter, FOUR runs

fuller ball on the leg stump. Poynter flicks it past the midwicket fielder and does a Shahid Afridi in celebrating with the arms aloft. Ireland win the game by 5 wickets

18.4
Aftab Alam to Poynter, no run

comes forward and defends it back onto the pitch

18.3
1
Aftab Alam to White, 1 run

flicks it to deep midwicket for a single

18.2
1
Aftab Alam to Poynter, 1 run

pushes it to square-leg for a single

18.1
W
Aftab Alam to Wilson, OUT

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

Gary Wilson c Mirwais Ashraf b Aftab Alam 32 (39b 2x4 0x6) SR: 82.05
end of over 185 runs
IRE: 150/4CRR: 8.33 RRR: 1.50
Gary Wilson32 (38)
Andrew Poynter18 (14)
Gulbadin Naib 1-0-5-0
Aftab Alam 3-0-28-1
17.6
1
Gulbadin to Wilson, 1 run

fuller ball on the leg stump. Wilson rolls his wrists as he pushes it to short fine-leg and takes a quick single

17.5
1
Gulbadin to Poynter, 1 run

turns it to square-leg for a single

17.4
1
Gulbadin to Wilson, 1 run

flicks it to the deep midwicket fielder for a single

17.3
Gulbadin to Wilson, no run

turns it to midwicket

17.2
Gulbadin to Wilson, no run

comes forward and defends it to the off side

17.1
2
Gulbadin to Wilson, 2 runs

pushes it to deep midwicket for a couple

end of over 178 runs
IRE: 145/4CRR: 8.52 RRR: 2.66
Gary Wilson28 (33)
Andrew Poynter17 (13)
Aftab Alam 3-0-28-1
Izatullah Dawlatzai 3-0-33-0
16.6
1
Aftab Alam to Wilson, 1 run

fuller ball outside the off stump. Wilson is running towards the danger end and the bowler swings his arm back as Wilson is approaching the crease. Wilson has a go at the bowler and also at Shahzad, who for some strange reason gets involved

16.5
2
Aftab Alam to Wilson, 2 runs

short ball outside the off stump. Wilson rocks back and cuts it past the point fielder for a couple

16.4
1
Aftab Alam to Poynter, 1 run

fuller ball on the middle stump. Poynter looks to slog it and gets an inside edge to short fine-leg for a single

16.3
2
Aftab Alam to Poynter, 2 runs

cuts it to deep point for a couple

16.2
2
Aftab Alam to Poynter, 2 runs

pushes it to midwicket and sets off for a quick single. The throw hits the knee of the umpire and they take an extra run for the overthrow

16.1
Aftab Alam to Poynter, no run