Quadrangular Series (Ireland), 2007 / Commentary

9.50am. Good morning and welcome from Belfast for this game between Scotland and The Netherlands. Forecast is for rain later in the day, however it looks pretty bright at the minute. The Dutch are displaying their football skills on the outfield while the Scottish team do some stretches in the far corner. I'll give you team and toss details as I receive them

0.1

Stelling to Watts, no run

0.2

Stelling to Watts, no run

0.3

Stelling to Watts, no run

0.4

Stelling to Watts, no run

0.5

Stelling to Watts, no run

0.6

Stelling to Watts, no run

End of over 1 (maiden) Scotland 0/0
DF Watts    0* (6b)      WF Stelling    1-1-0-0
RM Haq    0* (0b)     

1.1

Mudassar Bukhari to Haq, no run

1.2

Mudassar Bukhari to Haq, no run

1.3

Mudassar Bukhari to Haq, 1 wide

1.3

Mudassar Bukhari to Haq, 1 run

1.4

Mudassar Bukhari to Watts, FOUR

1.5

Mudassar Bukhari to Watts, no run

1.6

Mudassar Bukhari to Watts, 1 run

End of over 2 (7 runs) Scotland 7/0
DF Watts    5* (9b 1x4)      Mudassar Bukhari    1-0-7-0
RM Haq    1* (3b)     

2.1

Stelling to Watts, no run

2.2

Stelling to Watts, no run

2.3

Stelling to Watts, no run

2.4

Stelling to Watts, no run

2.5

Stelling to Watts, no run

2.6

Stelling to Watts, no run

End of over 3 (maiden) Scotland 7/0
DF Watts    5* (15b 1x4)      WF Stelling    2-2-0-0
RM Haq    1* (3b)     

3.1

Mudassar Bukhari to Haq, 1 bye

3.2

Mudassar Bukhari to Watts, no run

3.3

Mudassar Bukhari to Watts, no run

3.4

Mudassar Bukhari to Watts, no run

3.5

Mudassar Bukhari to Watts, 1 leg bye

3.6

Mudassar Bukhari to Haq, no run

End of over 4 (2 runs, maiden) Scotland 9/0
RM Haq    1* (5b)      Mudassar Bukhari    2-1-7-0
DF Watts    5* (19b 1x4)     

4.1

Stelling to Watts, no run

4.2

Stelling to Watts, 1 run

4.3

Stelling to Haq, 4 leg byes

4.4

Stelling to Haq, no run

4.5

Stelling to Haq, no run

4.6

Stelling to Haq, no run

End of over 5 (5 runs) Scotland 14/0
RM Haq    1* (9b)      WF Stelling    3-2-1-0
DF Watts    6* (21b 1x4)     

5.1

Mudassar Bukhari to Watts, no run

5.2

Mudassar Bukhari to Watts, 1 wide

5.2

Mudassar Bukhari to Watts, FOUR

5.3

Mudassar Bukhari to Watts, 2 runs

5.4

Mudassar Bukhari to Watts, no run

5.5

Mudassar Bukhari to Watts, 1 run

5.6

Mudassar Bukhari to Haq, 1 run

End of over 6 (9 runs) Scotland 23/0
RM Haq    2* (10b)      Mudassar Bukhari    3-1-16-0
DF Watts    13* (26b 2x4)     

6.1

Stelling to Haq, 1 run

6.2

Stelling to Watts, no run

6.3

Stelling to Watts, no run

6.4

Stelling to Watts, no run

6.5

Stelling to Watts, no run

6.6

Stelling to Watts, no run

End of over 7 (1 run) Scotland 24/0
DF Watts    13* (31b 2x4)      WF Stelling    4-2-2-0
RM Haq    3* (11b)     

7.1

ten Doeschate to Haq, 1 run

7.2

ten Doeschate to Watts, 1 run

7.3

ten Doeschate to Haq, 1 wide

7.3

ten Doeschate to Haq, no run

7.4

ten Doeschate to Haq, no run

7.5

ten Doeschate to Haq, OUT

RM Haq c †Smits b ten Doeschate 4 (31m 15b 0x4 0x6) SR: 26.66

7.6

ten Doeschate to Poonia, no run

End of over 8 (3 runs) Scotland 27/1
NS Poonia    0* (1b)      RN ten Doeschate    1-0-3-1
DF Watts    14* (32b 2x4)     

8.1

Stelling to Watts, no run

8.2

Stelling to Watts, no run

8.3

Stelling to Watts, no run

8.4

Stelling to Watts, 2 runs

8.5

Stelling to Watts, 2 runs

8.6

Stelling to Watts, 1 run

End of over 9 (5 runs) Scotland 32/1
DF Watts    19* (38b 2x4)      WF Stelling    5-2-7-0
NS Poonia    0* (1b)     

9.1

ten Doeschate to Watts, no run, punched off the back foot to point

9.2

ten Doeschate to Watts, OUT, and he's gone. Short of a length, he pulls it round the corner straight down fine-leg's throat - loose stroke, and a simple catch

DF Watts c Buurman b ten Doeschate 19 (38m 40b 2x4 0x6) SR: 47.50

Here comes Watson

9.3

ten Doeschate to Watson, no run

9.4

ten Doeschate to Watson, no run

9.5

ten Doeschate to Watson, no run

9.6

ten Doeschate to Watson, no run

End of over 10 (wicket maiden) Scotland 32/2
RR Watson    0* (4b)      RN ten Doeschate    2-1-3-2
NS Poonia    0* (1b)     

10.1

Mol to Poonia, no run

10.2

Mol to Poonia, 1 run

10.3

Mol to Watson, no run

10.4

Mol to Watson, no run

10.5

Mol to Watson, no run

10.6

Mol to Watson, no run

End of over 11 (1 run) Scotland 33/2
RR Watson    0* (8b)      HJC Mol    1-0-1-0
NS Poonia    1* (3b)     

11.1

ten Doeschate to Poonia, no run

11.2

ten Doeschate to Poonia, 1 run

11.3

ten Doeschate to Watson, no run

11.4

ten Doeschate to Watson, no run

11.5

ten Doeschate to Watson, no run

11.6

ten Doeschate to Watson, 3 runs

End of over 12 (4 runs) Scotland 37/2
RR Watson    3* (12b)      RN ten Doeschate    3-1-7-2
NS Poonia    2* (5b)     

12.1

Mol to Watson, 1 run

12.2

Mol to Poonia, no run

12.3

Mol to Poonia, no run

12.4

Mol to Poonia, no run

12.5

Mol to Poonia, 3 runs

12.6

Mol to Watson, no run

End of over 13 (4 runs) Scotland 41/2
RR Watson    4* (14b)      HJC Mol    2-0-5-0
NS Poonia    5* (9b)     

13.1

ten Doeschate to Poonia, no run

13.2

ten Doeschate to Poonia, no run

13.3

ten Doeschate to Poonia, no run

13.4

ten Doeschate to Poonia, no run

13.5

ten Doeschate to Poonia, 3 runs

13.6

ten Doeschate to Watson, no run

End of over 14 (3 runs) Scotland 44/2
RR Watson    4* (15b)      RN ten Doeschate    4-1-10-2
NS Poonia    8* (14b)     

14.1

Mol to Poonia, OUT

NS Poonia c Buurman b Mol 8 (24m 15b 0x4 0x6) SR: 53.33

14.2

Mol to Hussain, no run

14.3

Mol to Hussain, no run

14.4

Mol to Hussain, no run

14.5

Mol to Hussain, no run

14.6

Mol to Hussain, no run

End of over 15 (wicket maiden) Scotland 44/3
RO Hussain    0* (5b)      HJC Mol    3-1-5-1
RR Watson    4* (15b)     

15.1

ten Doeschate to Watson, FOUR, short ball, pulled through mid-wicket

15.2

ten Doeschate to Watson, 1 run, driven wide of mid-off

15.3

ten Doeschate to Hussain, no run, left alone on the back foot

15.4

ten Doeschate to Hussain, no run, wild slash outside off, it was on a length and he didn't move his feet at all

15.5

ten Doeschate to Hussain, no run

15.6

ten Doeschate to Hussain, no run, driven back down the pitch , ten Doeschate fields in his follow through

End of over 16 (5 runs) Scotland 49/3
RO Hussain    0* (9b)      RN ten Doeschate    5-1-15-2
RR Watson    9* (17b 1x4)     

16.1

Mol to Watson, no run

16.2

Mol to Watson, no run

16.3

Mol to Watson, no run, good areas, defended on the front foot

16.4

Mol to Watson, no run, well bowled again, Watson can only push to cover

16.5

Mol to Watson, no run

16.6

Mol to Watson, 1 run, driven wide of mi on, good running

End of over 17 (1 run) Scotland 50/3
RR Watson    10* (23b 1x4)      HJC Mol    4-1-6-1
RO Hussain    0* (9b)     

17.1

ten Doeschate to Watson, no run, big appeal for lbw, he was on the back foot, it looked very close

17.2

ten Doeschate to Watson, OUT, straight through him, full delivery that seemed a little quicker. He attempted to defend on the front foot but he was too late on it

RR Watson b ten Doeschate 10 (29m 25b 1x4 0x6) SR: 40.00

They have taken drinks after the wicket Match State: Drinks

17.3

ten Doeschate to McCallum, no run, good ball first up, defended on the the front foot

17.4

ten Doeschate to McCallum, no run, similar ball and similar shot. This is good stuff, he looks threatening

17.5

ten Doeschate to McCallum, no run, he beats the defence this time and wraps him on the pad, it was goint down leg though

17.6

ten Doeschate to McCallum, 1 run, driven wide of point on the front foot, well placed

End of over 18 (1 run) Scotland 51/4
NFI McCallum    1* (4b)      RN ten Doeschate    6-1-16-3
RO Hussain    0* (9b)     

18.1

Mol to McCallum, no run

18.2

Mol to McCallum, no run

18.3

Mol to McCallum, no run

18.4

Mol to McCallum, no run

18.5

Mol to McCallum, 3 runs, clipped through mid-wicket. it was in the air but wide of the fielder

18.6

Mol to Hussain, no run

End of over 19 (3 runs) Scotland 54/4
RO Hussain    0* (10b)      HJC Mol    5-1-9-1
NFI McCallum    4* (9b)     

19.1

ten Doeschate to McCallum, no run

19.2

ten Doeschate to McCallum, no run

19.3

ten Doeschate to McCallum, 2 runs, driven down to third man, it wasn't intentional but he'll pick up a couple

19.4

ten Doeschate to McCallum, FOUR, super shot, full ball outside off and he square drives wide of point

19.5

ten Doeschate to McCallum, no run

19.6

ten Doeschate to McCallum, no run, left outside off

End of over 20 (6 runs) Scotland 60/4
NFI McCallum    10* (15b 1x4)      RN ten Doeschate    7-1-22-3
RO Hussain    0* (10b)     

20.1

Mol to Hussain, no run, tries to run it down to third man an but he finds the fielder

20.2

Mol to Hussain, no run

20.3

Mol to Hussain, 2 runs, driven in the air and just to the left of mid off. It plugs in the damp outfield

20.4

Mol to Hussain, FOUR, another eellent drive through the covers. It was a full toss but well put away

20.5

Mol to Hussain, 1 run, driven wide of mid off

20.6

Mol to McCallum, no run

End of over 21 (7 runs) Scotland 67/4
NFI McCallum    10* (16b 1x4)      HJC Mol    6-1-16-1
RO Hussain    7* (15b 1x4)     

21.1

ten Doeschate to Hussain, no run

21.2

ten Doeschate to Hussain, no run, good ball forcing the batsmen back

21.3

ten Doeschate to Hussain, 1 run, lucky to get away with that, attempted drive edged in the air wide of gully and down to third man

21.4

ten Doeschate to McCallum, 1 run, nice placement, full ball steered wide of point

21.5

ten Doeschate to Hussain, 1 run, another edge, this time it falls short of the slips and down to third man

21.6

ten Doeschate to McCallum, no run, left alone outside off

End of over 22 (3 runs) Scotland 70/4
NFI McCallum    11* (18b 1x4)      RN ten Doeschate    8-1-25-3
RO Hussain    9* (19b 1x4)     

22.1

Mol to Hussain, 1 run, pushed wide of point

It's starting to rain here

22.2

Mol to McCallum, OUT, he's gone, pushing forward to a full delivery that may have left him a touch, he gets a thin edge through to the keeper and Umpire Hair raises the finger

NFI McCallum c †Smits b Mol 11 (16m 19b 1x4 0x6) SR: 57.89

3.40pm As expected, the match has been called off. Many thanks to Chris Busby's tireless work in scoring - and do join him, and me, for Ireland's match against West Indies on Saturday at Clontarf in Dublin. It'll be a cracker.

2.45pm There'll be an inspection at 3.30pm apparently. That's if it stops raining which, at the moment, looks very unlikely.

2.20pm There's about as much chance of play as me sprouting wings and flying to the moon, I'm afraid. It's Will Luke here, in case you weren't aware, just providing an update while Chris Busby has a deserved lunch. Puddles have been spotted on the outfield, and it continues to teem down out there. It's quite horrific. If we hear anything from the umpires, you'll be the first to know, but in the meantime I'd go and boil the kettle.

Match State: Delay - Rain stops play And here comes the rain, on come the covers. It is perishingly cold - we're struggling to feel our fingers as the press tent is outside, and not particularly watertight. And as I write, the rain comes down harder - in the words of Paul McCartney, I think, it's driving rain. And that'll be it for the day I reckon. We'll keep you updated though

The rain hasn't really got any heavier but the Umpires have a chat and decide to come off in persistant mizzle. It looks although its pretty set in but I'll keep you updated

12.40pm Bad news here I'm afraid, the rain has got heavier and more covers have just come on. There's no chance of play in the immediate future, I'll let you know if anything changes

1.30pm No change here, the rain is still falling, although it may have eased a little. Lunch has been taken, there's still no chance of play anytime soon. As always, we'll let you know if anything changes...

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Ireland won by 23 runs
Ireland v West Indies at Dublin - Jul 14, 2007
No result
Netherlands v Scotland at Belfast - Jul 13, 2007
No result
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