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Final
  • Scorecard Ireland 142-8 (20 Overs) lost to Afghanistan 147-2 (17.3 overs) by 8 wickets, 13 February, Dubai.
Super 4
                    P   W  NR   L   Pts     NRR
Ireland             3   2   0   1     2    1.223    
Afghanistan         3   2   0   1     4    0.100    
UAE                 3   1   0   2     2   -0.224
Netherlands         3   1   0   2     2   -1.105
  • Scorecard Afghanistan 128-9 (20 overs) lost to Netherlands 132-6 (18.5 overs) by 4 wickets, 12 February, Dubai.
  • Scorecard Ireland 152-7 (20 overs) beat UAE 130 (19.1 overs) by 22 runs, 12 February, Dubai.
  • Scorecard UAE 100-9 (20 overs) lost to Afghanistan 101-6 (19.3 overs) by 4 wickets, 13 February, Dubai.
  • Scorecard Ireland 151-6 (20 overs) beat Netherlands 86 (15.3 overs) by 65 runs, 13 February, Dubai.
Group A
                    P   W  NR   L   Pts     NRR
Afghanistan         3   3   0   0     6    0.933
Ireland             3   2   0   1     4    1.700
USA                 3   1   0   2     2   -1.684
Scotland            3   0   0   3     0   -0.958
  • Scorecard Afghanistan 139-8 (20 overs) beat Ireland 126 (19.2 overs) by 13 runs, 9 February, Dubai.
  • Scorecard Scotland 120-7 (20 overs) lost to USA 121-4 (19.1 overs) by 6 wickets, 9 February, Abu Dhabi.
  • Scorecard Afghanistan 131-7 (20 overs) beat Scotland 117-9 (20 overs) by 14 runs, 10 February, Abu Dhabi.
  • Scorecard Ireland 202-4 (20 overs) beat USA 124-6 (20 overs) by 78 runs, 10 February, Abu Dhabi.
  • Scorecard Afghanistan 135-4 (20 overs) beat USA 106-7 (20 overs) by 29 runs, 11 February, Dubai.
  • Scorecard Ireland 136-7 (20 overs) beat Scotland 99 (18.3 overs) by 37 runs, 11 February, Dubai.
Group B
                    P   W  NR   L   Pts     NRR
UAE                 3   3   0   0     6    1.174
Netherlands         3   2   0   1     4    0.115
Kenya               3   1   0   2     2    0.309
Canada              3   0   0   3     0   -1.611
  • Scorecard UAE 165-5 (20 overs) beat Kenya 150-5 (20 overs) by 15 runs, 9 February, Abu Dhabi.
  • Scorecard Canada 142-7 (20 overs) lost to Netherlands 146-4 (19.1 overs) by 6 wickets, 9 February, Dubai.
  • Scorecard Canada 138-9 (20 overs) lost to Kenya 141-1 (14.5 overs) by 9 wickets, 10 February, Dubai.
  • Scorecard Netherlands 164-8 (20 overs) lost to UAE 168-4 (18.5 overs) by 6 wickets, 10 February, Dubai.
  • Scorecard UAE 142-7 (20 overs) beat Canada 100 (15.5 overs) by 42 runs, 11 February, Abu Dhabi.
  • Scorecard Kenya 130-4 (19.4 overs) lost to Netherlands 133-3 (19.1 overs) by 7 wickets, 11 February, Abu Dhabi.
Practice Matches
  • 7 February
    • Ireland beat Canada by 11 runs.
    • Scotland beat Kenya by 16 runs.
    • USA beat UAE by 1 wicket
    • Afghanistan beat Sharjah XI by 39 runs.
Reports & Articles
Ireland bowlers struggle yet again
The Ireland squad fly into Abu Dhabi looking for a place in the World Twenty20 qualifiers but needing to find a steady opening bowler to share the new ball with Trent Johnston.
By George, he's done it again
George Dockrell stars as Ireland beat Canada by 11 runs in their final warm-up match before the Twenty20 Qualifier begins.
Afghanistan defeats Ireland by 13 runs
Afghanistan made it three wins out of four in games between the teams as they began the tournament with a victory.
Ireland totally outplay the USA
An emphatic 78 runs victory propelled Ireland into second place in the Group A table.
Onwards and upwards for Ireland
IT'S onwards and upwards for Ireland after they confirmed their place in the Super Four stage of the World Twenty20 qualifiers in Dubai.
Ireland keep dream alive
Ireland remain on course for a place alongside the elite in the West Indies after continuing their winning run in the World Twenty20 qualifiers.
Ireland clear the final hurdle in style
Ireland qualified for the World Twenty20 tournament as a great allround performance outclassed The Netherlands.
Ireland fall short but reach finals
Ireland duly qualified for the ICC World Twenty20 Finals on Saturday in Dubai, but not before they were given another stark reminder that their hard-won title of best-of-the-rest outside of the Test-playing nations faces a new and hungry rival.
Irish secure losing bonus of cup clash with England
There was a silver lining for Ireland after losing the final of the Twenty20 World Cup qualifiers to Afghanistan in Dubaiā€“the chance to play both England and hosts West Indies.
Best Performances
Top Run Aggregates
Mts Inn NO Ct St 50s 100s HS Avg Runs
1 NJ O'Brien IRE 6 6 - 2 3 1 - 84 31.33 188
2 Noor Ali Noori AFG 6 6 1 1 - - - 42 36.40 182
3 AR Cusack IRE 6 6 - 4 - 1 - 65 27.67 166
4 Saqib Ali UAE 5 5 - 2 - 1 - 63 32.20 161
5 WTS Porterfield IRE 6 6 - 3 - - - 45 24.33 146
6 Arfan Haider UAE 5 5 - 1 - 1 - 59 26.00 130
7 M Shahzad AFG 6 6 1 2 3 1 - 65* 25.40 127
8 AN Kervezee NED 5 5 - 3 - - - 39 24.40 122
9 ES Szwarczynski NED 5 5 - 1 - - - 45 22.80 114
10 B Zuiderent NED 5 5 1 1 - - - 43* 26.75 107
11 Nowroz Mangal AFG 6 6 1 4 - - - 30 21.20 106
12 DLS van Bunge NED 5 5 2 2 - 1 - 76 34.00 102

Top Strike Rates
Mts Inn NO Runs Balls S/Rate
1 GEF Barnett CAN 3 3 - 85 57 149.12
2 Khurram Khan UAE 5 5 1 91 64 142.19
3 AA Obanda KEN 3 3 - 97 70 138.57
4 DLS van Bunge NED 5 5 2 102 74 137.84
5 SO Tikolo KEN 3 3 1 75 56 133.93
6 CO Obuya KEN 3 3 2 81 61 132.79
7 WTS Porterfield IRE 6 6 - 146 110 132.73
8 AR Cusack IRE 6 6 - 166 127 130.71
9 RN ten Doeschate NED 5 5 2 94 72 130.56
10 Raees Ahmadzai AFG 6 5 3 75 58 129.31
11 NJ O'Brien IRE 6 6 - 188 155 121.29
12 AN Kervezee NED 5 5 - 122 101 120.79
13 GC Wilson IRE 6 6 1 85 71 119.72
14 Arfan Haider UAE 5 5 - 130 113 115.04
15 DT Johnston IRE 6 6 2 76 67 113.43
16 Saqib Ali UAE 5 5 - 161 144 111.81
17 Karim Khan AFG 6 6 - 86 78 110.26
18 Naeemuddin Aslam UAE 4 4 2 95 91 104.40
19 Nowroz Mangal AFG 6 6 1 106 102 103.92
20 B Zuiderent NED 5 5 1 107 106 100.94

Top Batting Averages
Mts Inn NO Runs HS Avg
1 CO Obuya KEN 3 3 2 81 42* 81.00
2 Naeemuddin Aslam UAE 4 4 2 95 60* 47.50
3 Raees Ahmadzai AFG 6 5 3 75 26* 37.50
4 SO Tikolo KEN 3 3 1 75 50* 37.50
5 Noor Ali Noori AFG 6 6 1 182 42 36.40
6 DLS van Bunge NED 5 5 2 102 76 34.00
7 AA Obanda KEN 3 3 - 97 79 32.33
8 Saqib Ali UAE 5 5 - 161 63 32.20
9 NJ O'Brien IRE 6 6 - 188 84 31.33
10 RN ten Doeschate NED 5 5 2 94 32 31.33
11 CD Wright USA 3 3 - 92 62 30.67
12 GEF Barnett CAN 3 3 - 85 36 28.33
13 AR Cusack IRE 6 6 - 166 65 27.67
14 B Zuiderent NED 5 5 1 107 43* 26.75
15 GM Hamilton SCO 3 3 - 78 41 26.00
16 Arfan Haider UAE 5 5 - 130 59 26.00

Most Sixes
Mts Inn NO 4s 6s 50s 100s Avg Sixes
1 AR Cusack IRE 2010 6 6 - 6 6 1 - 27.67 6
2 DLS van Bunge NED 2010 5 5 2 6 5 1 - 34.00 5
3 B Zuiderent NED 2010 5 5 1 5 4 - - 26.75 4
4 Arfan Haider UAE 2010 5 5 - 11 4 1 - 26.00 4
5 Mirwais Ashraf AFG 2010 6 3 1 - 3 - - 14.00 3
6 Mohammad Nabi AFG 2010 6 5 2 5 3 - - 23.33 3
7 Rizwan Cheema CAN 2010 3 3 1 3 3 - - 19.50 3
8 NJ O'Brien IRE 2010 6 6 - 17 3 1 - 31.33 3
9 WTS Porterfield IRE 2010 6 6 - 18 3 - - 24.33 3
10 JM Kamande KEN 2010 3 2 1 5 3 - - 64.00 3
11 Saqib Ali UAE 2010 5 5 - 13 3 1 - 32.20 3

Top Wicket Takers
Mts Overs Maids Runs Wd NB 5I 10M BBowl Econ Avg Wkts
1 Mohammad Nabi AFG 6 21.0 - 137 4 - - - 3-17 6.52 10.54 13
2 Hamid Hasan AFG 6 23.1 - 137 1 3 - - 3-14 5.91 11.42 12
3 P Connell IRE 6 21.3 - 150 8 1 - - 4-14 6.98 15.00 10
4 DT Johnston IRE 6 24.0 1 121 2 2 - - 3-20 5.04 12.10 10
5 G Dockrell IRE 6 18.2 - 140 5 - - - 4-20 7.64 17.50 8
6 PM Seelaar NED 5 19.0 - 123 2 1 - - 4-19 6.47 15.38 8
7 EHSN Silva UAE 5 17.0 - 91 1 - - - 2-7 5.35 11.38 8
8 Mudassar Bukhari NED 5 19.3 - 151 2 - - - 4-33 7.74 21.57 7
9 AC Botha IRE 5 17.1 - 103 2 - - - 2-15 6.00 17.17 6
10 Qadar Nawaz UAE 5 14.0 - 104 3 - - - 3-23 7.43 17.33 6
11 LN Onyango KEN 3 8.0 - 59 1 - - - 2-17 7.38 11.80 5
12 KJ Coetzer SCO 3 9.0 - 53 - - - - 3-25 5.89 10.60 5
13 Qassim Zubair UAE 5 15.3 1 127 - 1 1 - 5-24 8.19 25.40 5

Top Bowling Averages
Mts Overs Maids Runs Wkt's BBowl Avg
1 Mohammad Nabi AFG 6 21.0 - 137 13 3-17 10.54
2 EHSN Silva UAE 5 17.0 - 91 8 2-7 11.38
3 Hamid Hasan AFG 6 23.1 - 137 12 3-14 11.42
4 DT Johnston IRE 6 24.0 1 121 10 3-20 12.10
5 P Connell IRE 6 21.3 - 150 10 4-14 15.00
6 PM Seelaar NED 5 19.0 - 123 8 4-19 15.38
7 AC Botha IRE 5 17.1 - 103 6 2-15 17.17
8 Qadar Nawaz UAE 5 14.0 - 104 6 3-23 17.33
9 G Dockrell IRE 6 18.2 - 140 8 4-20 17.50

Top Economy Rates
Mts Overs Maids Runs Wkt's BBowl Econ
1 DT Johnston IRE 6 24.0 1 121 10 3-20 5.04
2 EHSN Silva UAE 5 17.0 - 91 8 2-7 5.35
3 Hamid Hasan AFG 6 23.1 - 137 12 3-14 5.91
4 AC Botha IRE 5 17.1 - 103 6 2-15 6.00
5 PM Seelaar NED 5 19.0 - 123 8 4-19 6.47
6 Mohammad Nabi AFG 6 21.0 - 137 13 3-17 6.52
7 P Connell IRE 6 21.3 - 150 10 4-14 6.98
8 Qadar Nawaz UAE 5 14.0 - 104 6 3-23 7.43
9 G Dockrell IRE 6 18.2 - 140 8 4-20 7.64
10 Mudassar Bukhari NED 5 19.3 - 151 7 4-33 7.74
Top Partnerships
Wk Date Opposition Ground Runs
1 AA Obanda SO Tikolo 1 KEN 10-Feb-2010 Canada Dubai International Stad 126
2 Naeemuddin Aslam Khurram Khan 5 UAE 10-Feb-2010 Netherlands Dubai International Stad 101*
3 A Thyagarajan OM Baker 7 USA 10-Feb-2010 Ireland Sheikh Zayed Stadium,Abu 99*
4 CD Wright LJ Cush 2 USA 09-Feb-2010 Scotland Sheikh Zayed Stadium,Abu 97
5 NJ O'Brien AR Cusack 2 IRE 10-Feb-2010 USA Sheikh Zayed Stadium,Abu 89
6 DLS van Bunge PW Borren 6 NED 10-Feb-2010 UAE Dubai International Stad 87
7 WTS Porterfield NJ O'Brien 1 IRE 10-Feb-2010 USA Sheikh Zayed Stadium,Abu 83
8 AN Kervezee ES Szwarczynski 1 NED 11-Feb-2010 Kenya Sheikh Zayed Stadium,Abu 72
9 Noor Ali Noori M Shahzad 3 AFG 10-Feb-2010 Scotland Sheikh Zayed Stadium,Abu 71
Top Catches by Fieldsmen
Mts Catches
1 Nowroz Mangal AFG 6 4
2 AR Cusack IRE 6 4
3 GC Wilson IRE 6 4
4 DF Watts SCO 3 4
5 Khurram Chauhan CAN 3 3
6 AC Botha IRE 5 3
7 JF Mooney IRE 6 3
8 WTS Porterfield IRE 6 3
9 HA Varaiya KEN 3 3
10 AN Kervezee NED 5 3

Top Wicket Keepers
Mts Byes Catch Stump Total
1 M Shahzad AFG 6 2 2 3 5
2 NJ O'Brien IRE 6 7 2 3 5
3 AF Buurman NED 5 3 3 1 4
4 Abdul Rehman UAE 5 2 2 2 4
5 CD Wright USA 3 4 3 1 4