72nd Match, Final (N), Abu Dhabi, November 30, 2013, ICC World Twenty20 Qualifier
(18.5/20 ov, T:226) 157

Ireland won by 68 runs

Player Of The Match
62 (32) & 3/34
Player Of The Series
85 runs • 16 wkts
Ireland Innings
Afghanistan Innings
Ireland  (20 ovs maximum)
William Porterfield (c) b Amir Hamza27142641192.85
Paul Stirling c Mohammad Nabi b Amir Hamza76436484176.74
Kevin O'Brien c Dawlat Zadran b Karim Sadiq20121521166.66
Trent Johnston  b Shapoor Zadran62324454193.75
Gary Wilson  b Dawlat Zadran2370066.66
John Mooney c †Mohammad Shahzad b Shapoor Zadran1261420200.00
Max Sorensen not out 66910100.00
James Shannon c Gulbadin Naib b Amir Hamza2360066.66
Alex Cusack not out 11100100.00
Extras(b 1, lb 10, w 6)17
TOTAL20 Ov (RR: 11.25)225/7
Fall of wickets: 1-68 (William Porterfield, 5.3 ov), 2-104 (Kevin O'Brien, 9.1 ov), 3-168 (Paul Stirling, 14.3 ov), 4-183 (Gary Wilson, 15.6 ov), 5-212 (John Mooney, 18.1 ov), 6-212 (Trent Johnston, 18.2 ov), 7-223 (James Shannon, 19.4 ov)
Shapoor Zadran403629.00104120
18.1 to JF Mooney, short ball on the leg stump. Mooney looks to pull and gets a top edge that Shahzad takes by running back a few yards. There are no celebrations for the wicket. 212/5
18.2 to DT Johnston, fuller ball on the off stump. Johnston looks to go for the lofted shot and misses. The off stump is uprooted and suddenly Shapoor finds himself with a chance for hat-trick. Warm applause for Johnston on the way back to pavilion. 212/6
Dawlat Zadran4052113.0086310
15.6 to GC Wilson, that ball moves back in late and hits the middle stump. A superb delivery, regardless of the situation of the match. It would've gone past most batsmen's defense. A special delivery. 183/4
Samiullah Shinwari2022011.0022100
Amir Hamza403939.7575110
5.3 to WTS Porterfield, fuller ball on the off stump. Porterfield is deceived in flight as he makes room again to cut, but he is beaten and is bowled. A much needed wicket for Afghanistan. Needless chirping in the ear of the batsman by Shahzad. 68/1
14.3 to PR Stirling, like in the final last time, Stirling is out in the seventies as he drives a full-toss straight into the hands of Nabi at cover. 168/3
19.4 to JNK Shannon, fuller ball on the leg stump. Shannon lofts it to long-on where Naib takes the catch. Wickets falling in a cluster, but only after Ireland have established themselves as the firm favourites in the game. 223/7
Mohammad Nabi3032010.6662200
Karim Sadiq201919.5033010
9.1 to KJ O'Brien, and that's a wicket of the first ball for Sadiq as O'Brien skips down the track and lofts it to long-on where Dawlat Zadran takes the catch. 104/2
Mirwais Ashraf1014014.0030210
Afghanistan  (T: 226 runs from 20 ovs)
Mohammad Shahzad c Shannon b Dockrell38182381211.11
Nawroz Mangal  b Dockrell14101530140.00
Mirwais Ashraf c Stirling b Sorensen22173021129.41
Mohammad Nabi (c)c Stirling b Cusack66610100.00
Karim Sadiq c Johnston b Cusack011000.00
Gulbadin Naib c Mooney b Johnston43192434226.31
Samiullah Shinwari c Stirling b Johnston57120071.42
Najibullah Zadran c Mooney b Johnston46190066.66
Dawlat Zadran  b Murtagh84401200.00
Shapoor Zadran  b Murtagh1320250265.00
Amir Hamza not out 25110040.00
Extras(w 2)2
TOTAL18.5 Ov (RR: 8.33)157
Fall of wickets: 1-36 (Nawroz Mangal, 3.2 ov), 2-59 (Mohammad Shahzad, 5.2 ov), 3-76 (Mohammad Nabi, 6.5 ov), 4-76 (Karim Sadiq, 6.6 ov), 5-101 (Mirwais Ashraf, 10.2 ov), 6-129 (Gulbadin Naib, 12.5 ov), 7-129 (Samiullah Shinwari, 12.6 ov), 8-138 (Dawlat Zadran, 13.5 ov), 9-142 (Najibullah Zadran, 16.1 ov), 10-157 (Shapoor Zadran, 18.5 ov)
Max Sorensen402215.50142100
10.2 to Mirwais Ashraf, short ball outside the off stump. Ashraf cuts it straight to point. That's a tame end to his innings. 101/5
Tim Murtagh2.502428.4783100
13.5 to Dawlat Zadran, yorker on the off stump. Dawlat can't get his bat down in time and the off stump goes for a cartwheel. 138/8
18.5 to Shapoor Zadran, that's what they should've done long ago as Murtagh bowls a yorker and finishes the game. 157/10
Alex Cusack301826.00112100
6.5 to Mohammad Nabi, short on the off stump. Nabi pulls it to Stirling at deep midwicket. Afghanistan are being set back with wickets over here. 76/3
6.6 to Karim Sadiq, fuller ball outside the off stump. Sadiq slices it straight into the hands of Johnston at short third-man. Wickets doing the trick for Ireland. 76/4
George Dockrell3037212.3365200
3.2 to Nawroz Mangal, moves across and looks to heave it away on the leg side. The arm-ball foxes him as he misses it and is bowled. 36/1
5.2 to Mohammad Shahzad, this time he is gone as he lofts it to mid-on, where Shannon who dropped the catch earlier takes the catch. Shahzad is down on his haunches as he played the stroke and takes a long time to get back to the pavilion. 59/2
Trent Johnston413438.50154220
12.5 to Gulbadin Naib, moves across to the slower delivery and lofts it straight to Mooney as long-on. Johnston is delighted. 129/6
12.6 to Samiullah Shinwari, that's two off two for Johnston as Stirling pulls off a stunner at point to send back Shenwari. 129/7
16.1 to Najibullah Zadran, fuller ball outside the off stump. Najibullah lofts it to cover. Porterfield while running back to take the catch slips and Mooney is at hand to take the catch. 142/9
Paul Stirling2022011.0031200
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TossIreland, elected to bat first
Player Of The Match
Trent Johnston
Player Of The Series
Samiullah Shinwari
Series resultIreland won the 2013/14 ICC World Twenty20 Qualifier
Match numberT20I no. 348
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 days30 November 2013 - night (20-over match)
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