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RESULT
Final, Dubai (DSC), March 24, 2012, ICC World Twenty20 Qualifier
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(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
paul-stirling
Player Of The Series
324 runs • 6 wkts
raymond-van-schoor
Afghanistan Innings
Ireland Innings
Match Flow
Info
Afghanistan  (20 ovs maximum)
BATTING RBM4s6sSR
b Rankin1610-21160.00
c Rankin b Johnston65-10120.00
c Porterfield b Sorensen7757-72135.08
c Porterfield b O'Brien98-01112.50
c Sorensen b O'Brien1015-0066.66
c Rankin b Sorensen1112-0191.66
c Sorensen b Stirling12-0050.00
not out 178-02212.50
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)
BOWLINGOMRWECON0s4s6sWDNB
402215.50142110
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
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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
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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
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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
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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)
BATTING RBM4s6sSR
b Dawlat Zadran01-000.00
c Gulbadin Naib b Dawlat Zadran7938-93207.89
c Mohammad Nabi b Aftab Alam1116-2068.75
c Mirwais Ashraf b Aftab Alam3239-2082.05
c †Mohammad Shahzad b Dawlat Zadran01-000.00
not out 2317-21135.29
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)
BOWLINGOMRWECON0s4s6sWDNB
402135.25133010
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
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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
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MATCH FLOW
  • Mohammad Shahzad 50 in 46 mins off 39 balls, 5x4, 1x6
  • PR Stirling 50 in 30 mins off 17 balls, 7x4, 2x6
MATCH DETAILS
Dubai International Cricket Stadium
TossAfghanistan, elected to bat first
Series
Season2011/12
Player Of The Match
Player Of The Series
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)
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ICC World Twenty20 Qualifier
Group A
TEAMMWLPTNRR
AFG770141.886
NED761121.671
CAN752100.805
PNG73460.045
NEP7346-0.197
HKG7254-1.256
BER7162-0.990
DEN7162-2.008
Group B
TEAMMWLPTNRR
NAM770141.186
IRE761122.210
SCOT74380.347
KENYA74380.340
ITA7346-0.006
USA7254-1.002
UGA7254-1.190
OMA7070-1.801