After a four-wicket haul from Mohammad Nabi helped Afghanistan dismiss Ireland for 71 runs, Mohammad Shahzad scored a blistering fifty to complete the chase with 10 wickets in hand to win the final of the Desert T20 Challenge in Abu Dhabi.
Kevin O'Brien and Boyd Rankin came up with a spirited performance to seal a semi-final spot for Ireland after defeating United Arab Emirates by 24 runs while Hong Kong shocked Netherlands with a 91-run victory in the Desert T20 Challenge encounters in Abu Dhabi on Wednesday.
Gary Wilson scored an unbeaten 38 from 28 balls as Ireland completed a last over chase of 147 against Namibia while Josh Davey led Scotland bowling attack with a four-wicket haul to seal a thrilling seven-run win against Netherlands.
Rob van der Merwe scored an unbeaten 35 off just 15 deliveries as Netherlands managed to chase down 147 against Oman in the final over with five wickets in hand in the third game of Desert T20 Challenge in Abu Dhabi.
Scotland came with an all-round performance to defend 190 against Hong Kong successfully while Afghanistan managed to upstage Ireland in a chase of 126 with five wickets in hand in the first two matches of the Desert T20 Challenge in UAE.