RESULT
33rd Match, Group A, Dublin (Malahide), July 17, 2015, ICC World Twenty20 Qualifier
(20 ov, T:130) 124/8

Hong Kong won by 5 runs

Player Of The Match
3/11
irfan-ahmed
Hong Kong Innings
Ireland Innings
Match Details
Hong Kong  (20 ovs maximum)
BATTING RBM4s6sSR
Irfan Ahmed c Poynter b Young6761085.71
Anshy Rath  b Dockrell2235423062.85
Nizakat Khan st †Wilson b O'Brien25214312119.04
Mark Chapman c Thompson b Mooney30244550125.00
Babar Hayat lbw b Dockrell76301116.66
Jamie Atkinson  b O'Brien95320180.00
Aizaz Khan c Stirling b O'Brien3760042.85
Tanwir Afzal (c)c Porterfield b Mooney18151701120.00
Haseeb Amjad not out 00400-
Extras(lb 2, w 7)9
TOTAL20 Ov (RR: 6.45)129/8
Fall of wickets: 1-8 (Irfan Ahmed, 1.3 ov), 2-52 (Anshy Rath, 10.1 ov), 3-65 (Nizakat Khan, 11.5 ov), 4-74 (Babar Hayat, 12.5 ov), 5-83 (Jamie Atkinson, 13.4 ov), 6-92 (Aizaz Khan, 15.2 ov), 7-119 (Tanwir Afzal, 19.1 ov), 8-129 (Mark Chapman, 19.6 ov)
BOWLINGOMRWECON0s4s6sWDNB
Alex Cusack402606.5072020
Craig Young311715.66120210
1.3 to Irfan Ahmed, Poynter has redemption. He makes amends for the misfield in the deep the previous over. Short and climbs outside off with extra shoulder. Irfan does not connect properly with a pull. He skews it in the air off a top edge. Poynter settles under it at mid-on. 8/1
Stuart Thompson201306.5062010
John Mooney301826.00113010
19.1 to Tanwir Afzal, You can't keep Poterfield out of action. He has been superb on the field. Mooney ventures wide of the crease and bangs a bumpy short ball. Tanwir has to fetch it from outside off. Drags a pull and holes out to deep midwicket. 119/7
19.6 to MS Chapman, Chapman falls off the last ball of the innings. Good length and outside off, Chapman wants to launch it over long-on. He mis-hits it and picks out the fielder. 129/8
George Dockrell402125.25152110
10.1 to Anshuman Rath, bowled'em. The middle stump is tiled back. Full and flat, Rath shuffles across off and does not connect with a sweep. Dockrell hits the stumps. End of a start-stop innings from the teenager. 52/2
12.5 to Babar Hayat, Dockrell strikes again! The forefinger goes up. Arm-ball on middle, Hayat attempts a another sweep but only connects with thin air now. Trapped plumb in front.... 74/4
Kevin O'Brien403238.00103110
11.5 to Nizakat Khan, leg-side wide and swift work from Wilson to knock the bails off. Has Khan been stumped? He is in trouble, he has to depart. This was an innocuous ball down leg, Khan can't glance it away with the angle. He loses his balance, falls over and drifts out of the crease. He can't turn back in time while Wilson shows off his reflexes.... 65/3
13.4 to JJ Atkinson, Atkinson makes room again, KOB hits the top of off now. KOB has his hands aloft in joy. Back of a length, the batsman aims to run it down to third man and misses. The ball kisses the face and disturbs the stumps. 83/5
15.2 to Aizaz Khan, soft, soft dismissal. Short ball, possibly a slower one to foil Aizaz's pull. Tamely chipped to midwicket. Stirling flings himself forward and takes it... 92/6
Ireland  (T: 130 runs from 20 ovs)
BATTING RBM4s6sSR
Andy Balbirnie c Aizaz Khan b Haseeb Amjad91092090.00
Paul Stirling c Nadeem Ahmed b Irfan Ahmed34263741130.76
William Porterfield (c) b Haseeb Amjad2840682070.00
Kevin O'Brien run out (Irfan Ahmed/Nizakat Khan)510110050.00
Gary Wilson c †Atkinson b Aizaz Khan16161520100.00
Stuart Poynter c †Atkinson b Irfan Ahmed771710100.00
Stuart Thompson run out (Tanwir Afzal)011000.00
John Mooney not out 1881021225.00
George Dockrell c Babar Hayat b Irfan Ahmed022000.00
Alex Cusack not out 00400-
Extras(b 1, lb 2, w 4)7
TOTAL20 Ov (RR: 6.20)124/8
Did not bat: Craig Young 
Fall of wickets: 1-9 (Andy Balbirnie, 1.6 ov), 2-52 (Paul Stirling, 8.2 ov), 3-63 (Kevin O'Brien, 11.2 ov), 4-93 (Gary Wilson, 15.6 ov), 5-105 (William Porterfield, 17.5 ov), 6-105 (Stuart Thompson, 17.6 ov), 7-106 (Stuart Poynter, 18.3 ov), 8-106 (George Dockrell, 18.5 ov)
BOWLINGOMRWECON0s4s6sWDNB
Tanwir Afzal41902.25181000
Haseeb Amjad4040210.00116120
1.6 to A Balbirnie, caught at deep third man.. Balbirnie departs off the very next ball. Chapman owes Aizaz a drink tonight. Balbirnie steps away makes room and slashes hard, skying it to deep third man, where the fielder moves to his right, judges it and snaps it up at the edge of the boundary. 9/1
17.5 to WTS Porterfield, The leg stump is splintered. Pin-point yorker from Amjad, it dips under the swinging bat and knocks out the leg stump. Big, big wicket for Hong Kong. 105/5
Aizaz Khan2029114.5023110
15.6 to GC Wilson, Wilson has been strangled down the leg side. He shakes his head as he trudges back. Back of a length and sliding down leg again. Wilson folds low in the crease as he aims to lap-scoop it over short fine leg. He does not get hold of the stroke, gloves it behind to Atkinson, who accepts the catch with glee. 93/4
Nizakat Khan401704.2590010
Irfan Ahmed401132.75161000
8.2 to PR Stirling, impressive running catch at deep midwicket. Irfan breaks the stand. Back of a length and outside off, Stirling does not control a pull. Miscues it in the air off a top edge, Nadeem runs forward and then to his left to pouch it. 52/2
18.3 to SW Poynter, edged behind. Ireland are sliding quickly. Back of a length and jags in outside off. He loads up for a pull and can only under-edge it to Atkinson. The umpires check for a possible no-ball. Irfan's footing is fine and Poynter has to go.. 106/7
18.5 to GH Dockrell, holes out to Hayat at long-on. Back of a length and on middle, Dockrell punts it straight down the gullet of the fielder. Make that four wickets in seven balls. 106/8
Nadeem Ahmed201507.5042000
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MATCH DETAILS
The Village, Malahide, Dublin
TossIreland, elected to field first
Series
Season2015
Player Of The Match
Hong Kong
Irfan Ahmed
Match numberT20I no. 441
Hours of play (local time)14.15 start, First Session 14.15-15.40, Interval 15.40-16.00, Second Session 16.00-17.25
Match days17 July 2015 - day (20-over match)
Umpires
Australia
Paul Wilson
Sri Lanka
Ruchira Palliyaguruge
TV Umpire
England
Tim Robinson
Reserve Umpire
South Africa
Johan Cloete
Match Referee
Sri Lanka
Graeme Labrooy
PointsHong Kong 2, Ireland 0
MATCH NOTES
  • Hong Kong innings
  • Powerplay: Overs 0.1 - 6.0 (Mandatory - 35 runs, 1 wicket)
  • Hong Kong: 50 runs in 9.1 overs (55 balls), Extras 4
  • Hong Kong: 100 runs in 16.6 overs (102 balls), Extras 8
  • Innings Break: Hong Kong - 129/8 in 20.0 overs (Haseeb Amjad 0)
  • Ireland innings
  • Rain: Ireland - 0/0
  • Powerplay: Overs 0.1 - 6.0 (Mandatory - 43 runs, 1 wicket)
  • Ireland: 50 runs in 7.3 overs (45 balls), Extras 1
  • Ireland: 100 runs in 17.0 overs (102 balls), Extras 6
Ireland Innings
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ICC World Twenty20 Qualifier
Group A
TEAMMWLPTNRR
IRE64281.356
HKG63270.614
NAM63270.314
PNG63270.113
USA6336-0.321
JER6244-0.523
NEPAL6143-1.499
Group B
TEAMMWLPTNRR
SCOT64281.205
NED64281.151
AFG63180.690
OMA63270.374
KENYA6327-0.645
UAE6143-1.688
CAN6051-1.295