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Ireland skipper William Porterfield says that it was a fantastic performance from the boys. The huge total the batsmen posted made it easy for the bowlers. Adds that they have been putting up good performances at the top of the order. To go through the tournament unbeaten is pretty special for them. Having the runs on the board helped them to always have a slight upper hand in the match.
Afghanistan skipper Mohammad Nabi says that Ireland played well today. They posted a huge total, then bowled well which propelled them to the title. Adds that they enjoyed the tournament.
Samiullah Shenwari is named the Player of the Tournament. He says that it was a great tournament for them and they are happy that they made it to the final. Lauds Stirling and Johnston for their efforts with the bat. Adds that it was a good experience for him to play in this tournament.
Trent Johnston is named the Man of the Match for his spectacular all-round performance. He says that they batted well up front and they knew that if they bowled in the right areas, the win was in their grasp. Adds that he is going to play the Intercontinental Cup final which will be his last.
Afghanistan kept losing wickets at regular intervals. Gulbadin Naib kept fighting but his departure meant that it was all over and Ireland clinched the title for the second time in a row. Trent Johnston was the pick of the bowlers and ended up with three wickets.
A brilliant victory for Ireland. Their batsmen set the platform beautifully by posting a humongous total. Paul Stirling led the way with a breezy 76. Johnston then took over the reins and played a whirlwind innings to propel Ireland past 200. Chasing the target, Afghanistan got off to a flier but then Dockrell turned it around with the wickets of openers.
Tim Murtagh to Shapoor Zadran
OUT! That's it! Ireland win by 68 runs and also clinch the ICC World T20 Qualifier title! Yorker on off, Zadran goes for a wild swing but misses. The ball shatters the timber. Murtagh is ecstatic and he sets off in celebrations.
Fullish outside off, Shapoor misses his heave.
Low full toss on off, Shapoor heaves it wide of long on, they don't take a single.
Tim Murtagh to Amir Hamza
Full on middle, Hotak drives it to long on for a single.
Low full toss on middle and leg, Hotak clips it straight to mid-wicket.
Alex Cusack to Shapoor Zadran
Play and a miss! Short of a length delivery outside off, Shapoor looks to upper cut but misses.
SIX! Over the fielder! Slower length delivery on off, Shapoor heaves it over mid-wicket and it goes just over the leaping fielder.
Low full toss outside off, Shapoor drives it wide of mid off.
Alex Cusack to Amir Hamza
Short of a length delivery outside off, Hotak miscues his pull behind square leg and it falls safely, they take a single.
Swing and a miss! Slower and full outside off, Hotak goes for a wild swing but misses.
Oh... Hotak shuffles across and looks to scoop a full delivery just outside leg but misses.
Cusack back on and is on a hat-trick now!
Trent Johnston to Shapoor Zadran
Very full outside off, Shapoor backs away for a loft but misses. A few words spoken between Shapoor and Johnston.