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57th Match, Preliminary Final, Dubai (DSC), Mar 22 2012, ICC World Twenty20 Qualifier
106/8
(9.3/20 ov, target 107)109/0
Ireland won by 10 wickets (with 63 balls remaining)
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Canada106/8(20 overs)
Ireland109/0(9.3 overs)

As a reward for their efforts, Ireland will face the winner of the game between Netherlands and Scotland tomorrow

9.3
4
Zahid to Stirling, FOUR runs

fuller ball on the off stump. Stirling chips it over midwicket to seal the win. Superb performance by the batsman

9.2
Zahid to Stirling, no run
9.1
Zahid to Stirling, no run

comes forward and drives it to cover

end of over 95 runs
IRE: 105/0CRR: 11.66 RRR: 0.18 • Need 2 from 66b
William Porterfield42 (25)
Paul Stirling57 (29)
Harvir Baidwan2-0-16-0
Zahid Hussain1-0-7-0
8.6
Baidwan to Porterfield, no run

comes forward and defends it back to the bowler

8.5
4
Baidwan to Porterfield, FOUR runs

fuller ball outside the off stump. Porterfield lofts it over extra-cover for a boundary

8.4
Baidwan to Porterfield, no run

comes forward and drives it to midwicket

8.3
1
Baidwan to Stirling, 1 run

flicks it to midwicket for a single

8.2
Baidwan to Stirling, no run

comes forward and drives it to point

8.1
Baidwan to Stirling, no run

defends it back onto the pitch

end of over 87 runs
IRE: 100/0CRR: 12.50 RRR: 0.58 • Need 7 from 72b
William Porterfield38 (22)
Paul Stirling56 (26)
Zahid Hussain1-0-7-0
Harvir Baidwan1-0-11-0
7.6
4
Zahid to Porterfield, FOUR runs

sweeps it to deep square-leg for a boundary

7.5
2
Zahid to Porterfield, 2 runs

turns it to deep square-leg for a couple

7.4
Zahid to Porterfield, no run
7.3
Zahid to Porterfield, no run

comes forward and pushes it to midwicket

7.2
Zahid to Porterfield, no run

looks to reverse sweep and is struck on the pads

7.1
1
Zahid to Stirling, 1 run

on the off stump. Stirling sweeps it to short fine-leg for a single

end of over 711 runs
IRE: 93/0CRR: 13.28 RRR: 1.08 • Need 14 from 78b
William Porterfield32 (17)
Paul Stirling55 (25)
Harvir Baidwan1-0-11-0
Junaid Siddiqui3-0-34-0
6.6
4
Baidwan to Porterfield, FOUR runs

on the leg stump. Porterfield flicks it to deep square-leg for a boundary

6.5
1
Baidwan to Stirling, 1 run

comes forward and drives it to cover for a single

6.5
5w
Baidwan to Stirling, 5 wide

wide down the leg side and it runs away to the fine-leg boundary

6.4
Baidwan to Stirling, no run

looks to drive and gets an inside edge

6.3
1
Baidwan to Porterfield, 1 run

drives it to deep point for a single

Match details
Dubai International Cricket Stadium
TossCanada, elected to bat first
SeriesICC World Twenty20 Qualifier
Season2011/12
Player Of The Match
Paul Stirling
Paul Stirling
Series resultIreland advanced
Match numberT20I no. 236
Hours of play (local time)10.00 start, First Session 10.00-11.20, Interval 11.20-11.40, Second Session 11.40-13.00
Match days22 March 2012 - day(20-over match)
T20I debut
Andrew Poynter
Andrew Poynter
Umpires
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Chris Gaffaney
South Africa Image
Johan Cloete
Reserve Umpire
Australia Image
Simon Taufel
Match Referee
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David Jukes