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UAE vs Ireland 2nd T20I 2016 Article

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Read the articles of UAE vs Ireland 2nd T20I Only T20I 2016 - Ireland tour of United Arab Emirates (UAE) 2-match Twenty20 international series of the 2nd T20I match played between Ireland and United Arab Emirates at Sheikh Zayed Stadium, Abu Dhabi in 14th February 2016.

Mohammad Shahzad holds nerve as UAE stunning 5-run victory over Ireland and level the series 1-1 in the low-scoring thriller of the second T20 international.

UAE scored 133 for 7 (Swapnil Patil 31, Boyd Rankin 3-17) Ireland 128 for 9 (William Porterfield 72, Mohammad Shahzad 2-10)


This match reported by Espncricinfo Staff (Third Party Reference from Espncricinfo)


United Arab Emirates completed a stunning comeback to defend 133 against Ireland and level the two-match series 1-1, in Abu Dhabi. Chasing 134 for victory, Ireland were coasting at 91 for 1 after 12.4 overs, before losing their way.

William Porterfield was run out in the penultimate over, for a 60-ball 72, with Ireland still requiring 13 off 10 but not more than a run-a-ball was conceded thereafter. Mohammad Shahzad, tasked with defending nine off the final over, gave away just three.

The chase looked like a canter with openers Porterfield and Paul Stirling adding 61 off 36 balls. However, Ireland crumbled after losing wickets in clusters. Save the top three, no other batsman crossed 5. Mohammad Naveed, Ahmed Raza and Shahzad were all economical and picked up two wickets apiece.

UAE posted a total of 133 for 7 on the back of Swapnil Patil's 37-ball 31 and a host of cameos. Captain Amjed Javed provided the required impetus towards the end with a brisk 19. Boyd Rankin was the pick of the bowlers with figures of 3 for 17, while Max Sorensen returned figures of 4-0-16-2.