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Mar 19, 2014 at 11:01pm IST

As it happened: Ireland vs UAE, World Twenty Qualifiers

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As it happened: Ireland vs UAE, World Twenty Qualifiers

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Ireland: WTS Porterfield (capt), PR Stirling, EC Joyce, GC Wilson (wk), AD Poynter, KJ O'Brien, SR Thompson, MC Sorensen, AR Cusack, GH Dockrell, TJ Murtagh

United Arab Emirates:

Amjad Ali, Faizan Asif, Khurram Khan (capt), SP Patil (wk), Shaiman Anwar, Rohan Mustafa, V Shetty, Amjad Javed, Ahmed Raza, Kamran Shazad, Sharif Asadullah

Commentary (Ireland 1st Innings)

That's all we have for you from here. Do join us tomorrow for the rest of the qualifiers. Until then, it's goodbye and take care!

Ed Joyce is adjudged the Man of the Match for his knock that set up the win. He calls the wicket a good one and hopes they play same all throughout the tournament. Knows that they have another big game coming up and he hopes to do well again. Says that the bowling attack did really well today.

Earlier today, Ireland won the toss and chose to field and put up an impressive display. They restricted UAE to a low score thanks to some brilliant bowling. They kept taking wickets at regular intervals not allowing the UAE batsmen to get away. Anwar was the top scorer for UAE with 30. Their batsmen threw away starts which again cost them the match.

It's official, the match has been called off. Ireland win by 21 runs by D/L method.Chasing 124, they got to a good start from the captain Porterfield. Stirling went off the field hurt by a short ball from Asadullah. Joyce played well for his 43 to set up the platform. Both he and Kevin O'Brien got out soon along with Poynter as there was a slight delay as the lights went off. The power failure returned with rain to put an end to the match.

The lights have gone off again. Oh well, they went as the second ball was in play! The news is that it is raining now. Let's hope it clears soon. Ireland are well ahead on the D/L count.

14.2 A Raza to G Wilson, Bowls it outside off, Wilson paddles it to short fine leg for a single as the lights go off again. 103/3

Ireland will want to win this quickly!

14.1 A Raza to W Porterfield, Bowls it on the pads, Porterfield works it off his pads for a single to square leg. 102/3

Raza comes back on.

It seems the power is back and Gary Wilson walks out to bat.

Oh hello!! It's gone all dark here as the artificial lights have gone off. We have a power failure!!

13.6 A Javed to A Poynter, OUT! Timber! Full and straight on middle, Poynter fails to bring his bat down in time and the ball crashes into the stumps. Is there a twist in this tale? Ireland still need 23 more runs! 101/3

13.5 A Javed to A Poynter, Good length outside off, Poynter fails to connect. 101/2

13.4 A Javed to A Poynter, FOUR! Drilled! Full outside off, Poynter drills it through the cover region for a boundary. Nobody moved! 101/2

13.3 A Javed to A Poynter, Similar length outside off, keeps low. Poynter is beaten all ends up. 97/2

13.2 A Javed to A Poynter, Beaten! Fuller outside off, Poynter fails to put his bat to the ball. 97/2

13.1 A Javed to W Porterfield, On a length on the pads, tucked to square leg for a single. 97/2

Andrew Poynter walks out to bat.

12.6 S Asadullah to K O'Brien, OUT! Second ball duck for O'Brien! Short in length on middle, O'Brien hits it straight to Shetty at deep square leg for a simple catch. Something to celebrate for UAE! 96/2

12.5 S Asadullah to K O'Brien, Full on middle, played back to the bowler. 96/1

12.4 S Asadullah to W Porterfield, Driven to mid off for a single. 96/1

Kevin O'Brien comes out to bat.

12.3 S Asadullah to Ed Joyce, OUT! Joyce falls! Short in length outside off, Joyce goes for the pull but ends up hitting it off the toe end of the bat towards Khan at mid-wicket. End of a good knock from him. Ireland are on course for a win though! 95/1

12.2 S Asadullah to Ed Joyce, Full outside off, Joyce drives it over the cover fielder for a couple of runs. The fielder in the deep does well to dive and keep the ball in play. The replays confirm the same as the batsmen take couple. 95/0

12.1 S Asadullah to W Porterfield, Full on off, driven to long on for a single by Porterfield. 93/0

Asadullah comes back on.

11.6 K Shazad to W Porterfield, Full outside off, driven to the off side for a single. 92/0

11.5 K Shazad to W Porterfield, SIX! BANG! Short outside off, Porterfield stays in his crease and pummels it over the mid-wicket fence for a huge maximum. 91/0

11.4 K Shazad to Ed Joyce, Worked to the on side for a quick single. There is a shy at the bowler's end but misses. They take one on the overthrow. 85/0

11.3 K Shazad to W Porterfield, Short on middle, Porterfield gloves it to square leg for a single. 84/0

11.2 K Shazad to Ed Joyce, Driven through mid off for a single. 83/0

11.1 K Shazad to W Porterfield, Good length outside off, dabbed through third man for a single. 82/0

10.6 R Mustafa to Ed Joyce, Short outside off, played to wide mid off for a couple of runs. 81/0

10.5 R Mustafa to W Porterfield, Fuller on middle, played through mid on for a single. 79/0

10.4 R Mustafa to Ed Joyce, Short outside off, Joyce cuts it to mid off for a single. 78/0

10.3 R Mustafa to W Porterfield, Fuller on off, driven down the ground for a single. 77/0

10.2 R Mustafa to Ed Joyce, Short outside off, cut to point for a single. 76/0

10.1 R Mustafa to W Porterfield, Outside off, played to short third man for a single. 75/0

9.6 K Shazad to W Porterfield, Driven to covers for a single. 74/0

9.5 K Shazad to Ed Joyce, Full outside off, Joyce pushes it through off side for a single. 73/0

9.4 K Shazad to Ed Joyce, Fuller outside off, Joyce is beaten. 72/0

9.3 K Shazad to W Porterfield, On the pads, Porterfield fails to connect with his clip. They take a leg bye. 72/0

9.2 K Shazad to W Porterfield, Bouncer! Bangs it short on middle and leg, Joyce lets it go over him. 71/0

9.1 K Shazad to Ed Joyce, Good length outside off, Joyce guides it towards third man for a single. 71/0

8.6 R Mustafa to W Porterfield, Bowls it on middle, Joyce plays it back to the bowler. 70/0

8.5 R Mustafa to Ed Joyce, Short outside off, cut to deep point for a single. 70/0

8.4 R Mustafa to Ed Joyce, Bowls it on middle, turned to the on side. 69/0

8.3 R Mustafa to Ed Joyce, Outside off, Joyce defends it. 69/0

8.2 R Mustafa to W Porterfield, Full on off, driven through long off for a single. 69/0

Change of bat for the captain.

8.1 R Mustafa to W Porterfield, Flatter on off, Porterfield cuts it back to the bowler. 68/0

7.6 A Raza to W Porterfield, Bowls it on the pads, turned to the on side for a single. 68/0

7.5 A Raza to Ed Joyce, Fuller outside off, driven to long off for a single. 67/0

50-run stand between Porterfield and Joyce.

7.4 A Raza to Ed Joyce, FOUR! Crashed! Fuller on midle, Joyce comes down the track and lofts it through the wide mid on region for a boundary. 66/0

7.3 A Raza to Ed Joyce, SIX! Thump! Fuller in length on middle, Joyce drills it over the mid-wicket fence for a maximum. 62/0

7.2 A Raza to Ed Joyce, Short outside off, Joyce cuts it past point for a couple of runs. 56/0

7.1 A Raza to W Porterfield, Bowls it on the pads, Porterfield fails to connect with his reverse sweep. The batsmen take a leg bye. 54/0

Ahmed Raza into the attack.

6.6 R Mustafa to Ed Joyce, Outside off, drilled through covers for a couple. 53/0

6.5 R Mustafa to Ed Joyce, Full on middle, Joyce defends it. 51/0

6.4 R Mustafa to Ed Joyce, Bowls it down the leg side, Joyce fails to connect with his paddle. The keeper fumbles behind the stumps and misses a stumping chance. 51/0

6.3 R Mustafa to Ed Joyce, On the pads, turned to the on side off the crease. 51/0

6.2 R Mustafa to Ed Joyce, Cut away towards the point region. 51/0

6.1 R Mustafa to Ed Joyce, Short outside off, cut to covers. 51/0

5.6 A Javed to Ed Joyce, NOT OUT! Drama! Full outside off, Joyce drives it to mid off and sets off for a quick single. The fielder scores a direct hit as Joyce dives into the crease at the non-striker's end. The ball then deflects off towards the helmet at the striker's end. Five penalty runs for Ireland! 46/0

5.5 A Javed to Ed Joyce, FOUR! Neatly done! Full on the pads, Joyce leans across and turns it through wide mid on region for a boundary. 45/0

5.4 A Javed to Ed Joyce, Short in length on middle, Joyce pulls it ont in control through mid-wicket for a couple of runs. 41/0

5.3 A Javed to Ed Joyce, Full outside off, Joyce drives it to covers. 39/0

5.2 A Javed to Ed Joyce, Good length on off, Joyce defends it. 39/0

5.1 A Javed to Ed Joyce, FOUR! Edged! Good length outside off, Joyce gets an inside edge past the stumps for a boundary to the fine leg fence. 39/0

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