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Final, Dubai (DSC), March 24, 2012, ICC World Twenty20 Qualifier
(18.5/20 ov, T:153) 156/5

Ireland won by 5 wickets (with 7 balls remaining)

Player Of The Match
79 (38) & 1/17
Player Of The Series
324 runs • 6 wkts
Afghanistan Innings
Ireland Innings
Match Details
Afghanistan  (20 ovs maximum)
Karim Sadiq  b Rankin1610-21160.00
Javed Ahmadi c Rankin b Johnston65-10120.00
Mohammad Shahzad c Porterfield b Sorensen7757-72135.08
Mirwais Ashraf c Porterfield b O'Brien98-01112.50
Nawroz Mangal (c)c Sorensen b O'Brien1015-0066.66
Samiullah Shinwari c Rankin b Sorensen1112-0191.66
Mohammad Nabi c Sorensen b Stirling12-0050.00
Gulbadin Naib not out 178-02212.50
Aftab Alam not out 13-0033.33
Extras(lb 2, w 2)4
TOTAL20 Ov (RR: 7.60)152/7
Fall of wickets: 1-18 (Karim Sadiq, 2.1 ov), 2-27 (Javed Ahmadi, 3.2 ov), 3-56 (Mirwais Ashraf, 6.2 ov), 4-78 (Nawroz Mangal, 10.5 ov), 5-119 (Samiullah Shinwari, 16.2 ov), 6-131 (Mohammad Nabi, 17.4 ov), 7-137 (Mohammad Shahzad, 18.4 ov)
Boyd Rankin402215.50142110
2.1 to Karim Sadiq, short ball on the middle stump. Sadiq looks to pull it and is struck on the helmet. The ball's motion is deflected onto the stumps as Sadiq had his head turned away. That's first wwicket for Ireland. 18/1
Trent Johnston4041110.25103300
3.2 to Javed Ahmadi, and there's the second wicket as Ahmadi looks to cupper cut and doesn't get the distance. Rankin takes an easy catch at third-man. 27/2
Max Sorensen302628.6651110
16.2 to Samiullah Shinwari, fuller ball outside the off stump. Shenwari lofts it straight into the hands of Rankin at long-off. 119/5
18.4 to Mohammad Shahzad, the innings befitting the occasion has come to an end. Shahzad looks to pull it and gets a top-edge to long-off. A brilliant innings that by Shahzad. 137/7
Kevin O'Brien401824.50111000
6.2 to Mirwais Ashraf, and that's the third wicket. Short ball pitched outside the off stump. Mirwais moves across and slices it straight into the hands of Porterfield at point. 56/3
10.5 to Nawroz Mangal, lofts it straight into the hands of Sorensen at long-on. 78/4
George Dockrell302608.6632100
Paul Stirling201718.5041100
17.4 to Mohammad Nabi, flicks it straight into the hands of the fielder at deep midwicket. Nabi doesn't last long. 131/6
Ireland  (T: 153 runs from 20 ovs)
William Porterfield (c) b Dawlat Zadran01-000.00
Paul Stirling c Gulbadin Naib b Dawlat Zadran7938-93207.89
Ed Joyce c Mohammad Nabi b Aftab Alam1116-2068.75
Gary Wilson c Mirwais Ashraf b Aftab Alam3239-2082.05
Kevin O'Brien c †Mohammad Shahzad b Dawlat Zadran01-000.00
Andrew Poynter not out 2317-21135.29
Andrew White not out 11-00100.00
Extras(lb 6, w 4)10
TOTAL18.5 Ov (RR: 8.28)156/5
Fall of wickets: 1-0 (William Porterfield, 0.1 ov), 2-33 (Ed Joyce, 3.4 ov), 3-113 (Paul Stirling, 12.5 ov), 4-113 (Kevin O'Brien, 12.6 ov), 5-150 (Gary Wilson, 18.1 ov)
Dawlat Zadran402135.25133010
0.1 to WTS Porterfield, What.A.Start to both the innings by Afghanistan! If it was the first ball six while batting, then the middle stump of Porterfield is uprooted by an yorker. Will Ireland recover and try to trade punches through these 20 overs now?. 0/1
12.5 to PR Stirling, and finally, the wicket that Afghanistan needed! Short ball outside the off stump. Stirling gets into the position early and pulls it. Naib times the jump perfectly and pulls off a stunner. Each of the Afghan bowlers seem to have a trademark celebration as Zadran thumps his chest. 113/3
12.6 to KJ O'Brien, well its two in two now. O'Brien looks to run it down and gets an outside edge. Shahzad saves his most athletic moment of the day for this catch. he dives to his right and pulls off a stunner. Second time in two two balls that I have used the expression. Can he get a hattrick of the first ball, next over?. 113/4
Mirwais Ashraf1017017.0013010
Aftab Alam3.503428.8693110
3.4 to EC Joyce, fuller ball on the leg stump. Joyce flicks it all the way into the hands of Nabi at deep square-leg. Alam endures a few anxious moments before punching the air in celebration of the wicket. The crowd seems to have found its voice back. 33/2
18.1 to GC Wilson, 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. 150/5
Izatullah Dawlatzai3033011.0084200
Samiullah Shinwari301505.0071000
Mohammad Nabi302508.3351100
Gulbadin Naib10505.0020000
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TossAfghanistan, elected to bat first
Player Of The Match
Paul Stirling
Player Of The Series
Raymond van Schoor
Series resultIreland won the 2011/12 ICC World Twenty20 Qualifier
Match numberT20I no. 240
Hours of play (local time)18.00 start, First Session 18.00-19.20, Interval 19.20-19.40, Second Session 19.40-21.00
Match days24 March 2012 - day (20-over match)
T20I debut
Aftab Alam
Aftab Alam
Buddhi Pradhan
New Zealand
Chris Gaffaney
Reserve Umpire
Ian Ramage
Match Referee
David Jukes
  • Mohammad Shahzad 50 in 46 mins off 39 balls, 5x4, 1x6
  • PR Stirling 50 in 30 mins off 17 balls, 7x4, 2x6
Ireland Innings
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