Irish cricket team against Afghanistan in Sri Lanka in 2010
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Dates 21 January – 4 February 2010

The Ireland cricket team played the Afghanistan national cricket team in 2010 in Sri Lanka. Owing to the security situation in Afghanistan, they are unable to play home games in their own country, and so play home series in various locations in the Middle East and Indian subcontinent. The teams played an Intercontinental Cup match, and also played in a 4 team Twenty20 series.

Intercontinental Cup Match

21 – 24 January
Flag of Ireland.svg Ireland
405 (98 overs)
v Flag of Afghanistan.svg Afghanistan
474 (153.2 overs)
Afghanistan won by 7 wickets
Rangiri Dambulla International Stadium, Dambulla, Sri Lanka
Umpires: R Martinesz (SL) & TH Wijewardene (SL)
WTS Porterfield 78 (134)
Samiullah Shenwari 4/75 [27]
Mohammad Shahzad 88 (121)
AR White 4/99 [31.2]
202 (75.3 overs) 137/3 (31.3 overs)
DT Johnston 63* (91)
Dawlat Ahmadzai 5/52 [15]
Noor Ali 57 (75)
DT Johnston 1/13 [4]
  • Points: Afghanistan 20, Ireland 0

Twenty20 Internationals

Afghanistan and Ireland participated in two Twenty20 tournaments during this period:

  • A quadrangular Twenty20 tournament in Sri Lanka, together with Canada and Sri Lanka A. Ireland and Afghanistan played one game.
  • World Twenty20 Qualifier in the UAE, in which the two were drawn in the same group and played one game. The two also reached the final.

Quadrangular Series

1 February 2010
Flag of Afghanistan.svg Afghanistan
121/9 (20 overs)
v Flag of Ireland.svg Ireland
124/5 (18.1 overs)
Ireland won by 5 wickets
P Sara Oval, Colombo, Sri Lanka
Umpires: R Martinesz (SL) & TH Wijewardene (SL)
Raees Ahmadzai 33* (36)
DT Johnston 4/22 [4]
WTS Porterfield 46 (30)
Karim Sadiq 2/17 [4]
  • Afghanistan won the toss and elected to bat.

World Twenty20 Qualifier

9 February 2010
Group A
Flag of Afghanistan.svg Afghanistan
139/8 (20 overs)
v Flag of Ireland.svg Ireland
126 (19.2 overs)
Afghanistan won by 13 runs
Dubai Sports City Cricket Stadium, Dubai
Umpires: JJ Luck (Nam) and SR Modi (Ken)
Player of the match: Mohammad Nabi (Afg)
Mohammad Nabi 43* (25)
DT Johnston 2/18 [4]
WTS Porterfield 35 (23)
Karim Sadiq 3/17 [3]

13 February
Flag of Ireland.svg Ireland
142/8 (20 overs)
v Flag of Afghanistan.svg Afghanistan
147/2 (17.3 overs)
Afghanistan won by 8 wickets
Dubai Sports City Cricket Stadium, Dubai
Umpires: PK Baldwin (Ger) and Sarika Prasad (Sin)
Player of the match: Mohammad Shahzad (Afg)
AR Cusack 28 (22)
Nowroz Mangal 3/23 [4]
Mohammad Shahzad 65* (46)
KJ O'Brien 1/16 (2 overs)

International cricket in 2009–10 vte
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October 09 Kenya in ZimbabweAustralia in IndiaZimbabwe in Bangladesh
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