ICC Intercontinental Cup, Ireland v Hong Kong at Belfast, Aug 30-Sep 2, 2016
30,31 August, 1,2 September 2016 (4-day match)
  Ireland 1st innings R B 4s 6s SR
View dismissal WTS Porterfield* lbw b Nadeem Ahmed 88 121 12 1 72.72
49.4 Umpire Braithwaite gives another! This time its the big wicket of the Irish Captain. Porterfield went back in the crease and misses a turn into the legside, gets hit on the pad and can't believe that he has been given out. 186/5
View dismissal EC Joyce c Babar Hayat b Tanwir Afzal 26 29 5 0 89.65
12.1 they don't drop this one. Joyce gets an edge to first slip and Babar Hayat takes the catch low down. Excellent catch and a big wicket there for Hong Kong! 53/1
View dismissal J Anderson lbw b Ehsan Khan 13 41 2 0 31.70
22.5 Anderson goes back in the crease and looks to turn the ball into the legside, he misses and gets hit on the pads. No hesitation from Umpire Hawthorne and Eshan gets his debut wicket. Anderson does not look happy with that decision 83/2
View dismissal NJ O'Brien lbw b Nadeem Ahmed 14 39 1 0 35.89
33.5 O'Brien gets a large stride in and reaches forward to the ball, he misses and it hits him on the pads. He was a long way down but Umpire Braithwaites finger goes up 124/3
View dismissal PR Stirling c †Carter b Nadeem Ahmed 20 33 1 1 60.60
41.3 Stirling reaches forward to defend the ball and it spins more then he expects and gets the outside edge. Carter takes the catch behind the stumps and is delighted to have taken that wicket. 156/4
View dismissal GC Wilson c †Carter b Tanwir Afzal 95 141 13 1 67.37
86.1 it doesn't really matter because its all over! Wilson looks to drive the ball forward and gets a thin edge through to the keeper. Carter dives forward to take the catch and Wilson is out for 95! 316/10
View dismissal KJ O'Brien c Babar Hayat b Nadeem Ahmed 6 17 0 0 35.29
55.3 the ball is turning square out there and O'Brien goes back in the crease and looks to defend. He gets the outside edge and Hayat takes the catch at first slip 208/6
View dismissal GH Dockrell c †Carter b Tanwir Afzal 32 63 6 0 50.79
72.3 a bit of variable bounce there! Dockrell went back in the crease and had to jab the bat down at the last moment. He gets a thin edge which just about carries to the keeper. Carter takes an excellent catch to his left. 273/7
View dismissal TJ Murtagh c Babar Hayat b Tanwir Afzal 10 26 2 0 38.46
80.4 the new ball strikes, Babar gets his third catch of the innings as Murtagh flashes at a wide ball. Babar dives to his left at second slip and takes the catch 293/8
View dismissal CA Young c Waqas Khan b Aizaz Khan 0 8 0 0 0.00
83.4 Young goes for a duck, its a tame end as he chips the ball to Waqas at mid-off. Last wicket coming in now 308/9
PKD Chase not out 1 4 0 0 25.00
Extras (b 6, nb 5) 11
  Total (all out; 86.1 overs) 316 (3.66 runs per over)
  Bowling O M R W Econ  
View wickets Tanwir Afzal 18.1 5 63 4 3.46 (1nb)
12.1 to Joyce, they don't drop this one. Joyce gets an edge to first slip and Babar Hayat takes the catch low down. Excellent catch and a big wicket there for Hong Kong! 53/1
72.3 to Dockrell, a bit of variable bounce there! Dockrell went back in the crease and had to jab the bat down at the last moment. He gets a thin edge which just about carries to the keeper. Carter takes an excellent catch to his left. 273/7
80.4 to Murtagh, the new ball strikes, Babar gets his third catch of the innings as Murtagh flashes at a wide ball. Babar dives to his left at second slip and takes the catch 293/8
86.1 to Wilson, it doesn't really matter because its all over! Wilson looks to drive the ball forward and gets a thin edge through to the keeper. Carter dives forward to take the catch and Wilson is out for 95! 316/10
  Tanveer Ahmed 9 1 32 0 3.55
View wicket Aizaz Khan 9 1 35 1 3.88 (1nb)
83.4 to Young, Young goes for a duck, its a tame end as he chips the ball to Waqas at mid-off. Last wicket coming in now 308/9
View wicket Ehsan Khan 22 2 90 1 4.09
22.5 to Anderson, Anderson goes back in the crease and looks to turn the ball into the legside, he misses and gets hit on the pads. No hesitation from Umpire Hawthorne and Eshan gets his debut wicket. Anderson does not look happy with that decision 83/2
View wickets Nadeem Ahmed 26 3 73 4 2.80 (3nb)
33.5 to NJ O'Brien, O'Brien gets a large stride in and reaches forward to the ball, he misses and it hits him on the pads. He was a long way down but Umpire Braithwaites finger goes up 124/3
41.3 to Stirling, Stirling reaches forward to defend the ball and it spins more then he expects and gets the outside edge. Carter takes the catch behind the stumps and is delighted to have taken that wicket. 156/4
49.4 to Porterfield, Umpire Braithwaite gives another! This time its the big wicket of the Irish Captain. Porterfield went back in the crease and misses a turn into the legside, gets hit on the pad and can't believe that he has been given out. 186/5
55.3 to KJ O'Brien, the ball is turning square out there and O'Brien goes back in the crease and looks to defend. He gets the outside edge and Hayat takes the catch at first slip 208/6
  Anshuman Rath 2 0 17 0 8.50
  Hong Kong 1st innings R B 4s 6s SR
View dismissal ND Shah lbw b Murtagh 38 141 5 0 26.95
49.3 Ninad's long inning is over as he goes back in the crease and gets hit in front of the stumps 109/4
View dismissal Aizaz Khan c Dockrell b Young 1 29 0 0 3.44
9.4 strange shot there from Aizaz, reaches out to the ball and chips it in the air to Dockrell at backward point. Hong Kong lose their first wicket for 3 3/1
View dismissal Babar Hayat* c Joyce b Young 0 2 0 0 0.00
9.6 Young pings the ball in and Hayat chips the ball towards Joyce at short mid-wicket. Joyce dives forward and takes a tumbling catch. Double Wicket Maiden for Young 3/2
View dismissal Nizakat Khan c Dockrell b Chase 69 116 8 0 59.48
46.3 its yet another short ball from Chase, Nizakat fends the ball into the legside and Dockrell runs in from the square leg boundary and takes a diving catch. 104/3
View dismissal Waqas Khan c †NJ O'Brien b Chase 27 77 4 0 35.06
72.6 its a good length ball and Waqas plays back in the crease and gets a thin edge through to the keeper. 173/5
Anshuman Rath not out 73 163 7 0 44.78
View dismissal C Carter c Anderson b Stirling 0 11 0 0 0.00
75.6 its turned straight into Anderson's hands at short leg and Carter is out for a duck 176/6
View dismissal Tanwir Afzal st †NJ O'Brien b Dockrell 8 37 1 0 21.62
89.4 Tanwir has a brain fade and comes down the pitch to Dockrell, he doesn't get to the pitch of the ball and it spins past the bat. O'Brien takes off the bails and Tanwir is gone! 206/7
View dismissal Ehsan Khan lbw b Chase 4 3 1 0 133.33
90.3 there goes another, One wicket definitely brings another in this innings. Ehsan is hit in front of the stumps and Umpire Hawthorne has no hesitation in raising the finger 211/8
View dismissal Nadeem Ahmed lbw b Dockrell 9 19 1 0 47.36
95.6 and Dockrell gets another. Nadeem looked to defend the ball forward and the ball spins past the bat. They all appeal and Umpire Brathwaite gives him out 224/9
View dismissal Tanveer Ahmed c Porterfield b Dockrell 2 13 0 0 15.38
101.4 with only 1.2 overs left in the day, Tanveer pushes the ball ball straight into Porterfields hands at silly point. That's the end of the Innings 237/10
Extras (b 1, lb 4, nb 1) 6
  Total (all out; 101.4 overs) 237 (2.33 runs per over)
  Bowling O M R W Econ  
View wicket TJ Murtagh 17 4 44 1 2.58
49.3 to Shah, Ninad's long inning is over as he goes back in the crease and gets hit in front of the stumps 109/4
View wickets CA Young 23 8 64 2 2.78 (1nb)
9.4 to Aizaz Khan, strange shot there from Aizaz, reaches out to the ball and chips it in the air to Dockrell at backward point. Hong Kong lose their first wicket for 3 3/1
9.6 to Babar Hayat, Young pings the ball in and Hayat chips the ball towards Joyce at short mid-wicket. Joyce dives forward and takes a tumbling catch. Double Wicket Maiden for Young 3/2
View wickets GH Dockrell 27.4 7 46 3 1.66
89.4 to Tanwir Afzal, Tanwir has a brain fade and comes down the pitch to Dockrell, he doesn't get to the pitch of the ball and it spins past the bat. O'Brien takes off the bails and Tanwir is gone! 206/7
95.6 to Nadeem Ahmed, and Dockrell gets another. Nadeem looked to defend the ball forward and the ball spins past the bat. They all appeal and Umpire Brathwaite gives him out 224/9
101.4 to Tanveer Ahmed, with only 1.2 overs left in the day, Tanveer pushes the ball ball straight into Porterfields hands at silly point. That's the end of the Innings 237/10
View wickets PKD Chase 17 5 50 3 2.94
46.3 to Nizakat Khan, its yet another short ball from Chase, Nizakat fends the ball into the legside and Dockrell runs in from the square leg boundary and takes a diving catch. 104/3
72.6 to Waqas Khan, its a good length ball and Waqas plays back in the crease and gets a thin edge through to the keeper. 173/5
90.3 to Ehsan Khan, there goes another, One wicket definitely brings another in this innings. Ehsan is hit in front of the stumps and Umpire Hawthorne has no hesitation in raising the finger 211/8
View wicket PR Stirling 13 1 27 1 2.07
75.6 to Carter, its turned straight into Anderson's hands at short leg and Carter is out for a duck 176/6
  KJ O'Brien 4 3 1 0 0.25
  Ireland 2nd innings R B 4s 6s SR
View dismissal EC Joyce hit wicket b Tanwir Afzal 37 55 4 0 67.27
12.6 Joyce looks to pull the ball and gets beaten for pace. The ball hits him on the arm and as the bat swings round it clips the bails. 53/1
View dismissal WTS Porterfield* b Ehsan Khan 29 49 3 0 59.18
24.2 Bowled him! Porterfield goes back in the crease and looks to turn the ball into the legside. The ball stays low and goes under Porterfield's bat, big wicket for Hong Kong. 101/2
View dismissal J Anderson c Ehsan Khan b Aizaz Khan 59 112 5 0 52.67
45.6 Anderson leans back in the crease and looks to pull the ball, it goes high in the air and Ehsan comes in from square leg and takes the catch 185/5
View dismissal NJ O'Brien c Waqas Khan b Tanveer Ahmed 15 38 1 0 39.47
37.5 O'Brien pulls the ball to deep square leg and Waqas gets under the ball and takes a comfortable catch. 143/3
View dismissal PR Stirling c †Carter b Tanveer Ahmed 6 8 1 0 75.00
39.4 Stirling chases a wide ball and Stirling gets a thin edge on it. Carter dives to his right and takes a catch low down. 155/4
View dismissal GC Wilson lbw b Tanwir Afzal 25 34 3 0 73.52
50.4 Wilson reaches forward and the ball swings past the bat and hits him in front of the stumps. Wilson can't believe that he is out but Umpire Brathwaite says he has to go. 199/6
KJ O'Brien not out 16 22 0 0 72.72
View dismissal GH Dockrell c Ehsan Khan b Tanwir Afzal 4 6 0 0 66.66
52.1 its hit in the air into the covers and Ehsan dives to his right and takes the catch at a comfortable height 207/7
View dismissal TJ Murtagh c Waqas Khan b Nadeem Ahmed 11 6 1 1 183.33
53.3 Murtagh swings the ball into the legside, Waqas gets under the ball and makes a bobbling catch. 221/8
View dismissal CA Young lbw b Nadeem Ahmed 2 7 0 0 28.57
55.1 Young goes back in the crease and looks to turn the ball into the legside, he misses and gets hit on the pad. Young had already started walking before the Umpire's finger goes up. 230/9
View dismissal PKD Chase c Anshuman Rath b Nadeem Ahmed 0 2 0 0 0.00
55.3 well that really was a tame end wasn't it. Chase pushes forward at the ball and it pops up into Rath's hands at silly mid-off. 230/10
Extras (b 12, lb 4, w 4, nb 6) 26
  Total (all out; 55.3 overs) 230 (4.14 runs per over)
  Bowling O M R W Econ  
View wickets Tanwir Afzal 16 2 53 3 3.31 (1nb)
12.6 to Joyce, Joyce looks to pull the ball and gets beaten for pace. The ball hits him on the arm and as the bat swings round it clips the bails. 53/1
50.4 to Wilson, Wilson reaches forward and the ball swings past the bat and hits him in front of the stumps. Wilson can't believe that he is out but Umpire Brathwaite says he has to go. 199/6
52.1 to Dockrell, its hit in the air into the covers and Ehsan dives to his right and takes the catch at a comfortable height 207/7
View wicket Aizaz Khan 8 0 49 1 6.12 (2nb, 3w)
45.6 to Anderson, Anderson leans back in the crease and looks to pull the ball, it goes high in the air and Ehsan comes in from square leg and takes the catch 185/5
View wickets Nadeem Ahmed 17.3 0 65 3 3.71 (2nb)
53.3 to Murtagh, Murtagh swings the ball into the legside, Waqas gets under the ball and makes a bobbling catch. 221/8
55.1 to Young, Young goes back in the crease and looks to turn the ball into the legside, he misses and gets hit on the pad. Young had already started walking before the Umpire's finger goes up. 230/9
55.3 to Chase, well that really was a tame end wasn't it. Chase pushes forward at the ball and it pops up into Rath's hands at silly mid-off. 230/10
View wicket Ehsan Khan 10 1 25 1 2.50
24.2 to Porterfield, Bowled him! Porterfield goes back in the crease and looks to turn the ball into the legside. The ball stays low and goes under Porterfield's bat, big wicket for Hong Kong. 101/2
View wickets Tanveer Ahmed 4 0 22 2 5.50 (1w)
37.5 to NJ O'Brien, O'Brien pulls the ball to deep square leg and Waqas gets under the ball and takes a comfortable catch. 143/3
39.4 to Stirling, Stirling chases a wide ball and Stirling gets a thin edge on it. Carter dives to his right and takes a catch low down. 155/4
  Hong Kong 2nd innings (target: 310 runs) R B 4s 6s SR
View dismissal Aizaz Khan c †NJ O'Brien b Murtagh 0 6 0 0 0.00
0.6 Aizaz is gone for a duck! Aizaz reaches forward to a good length ball and gets a thin edge through to the keeper, O'Brien throws the ball high in the air and Murtagh is delighted. 0/1
View dismissal ND Shah c †NJ O'Brien b Murtagh 14 29 3 0 48.27
10.2 Murtagh gets another one! Its wide of off-stump and Ninad pushes out at the ball, gets a little tickle of the ball and its through to the keeper again. 25/2
View dismissal Babar Hayat* c Stirling b Dockrell 28 61 4 0 45.90
22.1 Babar reaches forward and gets an edge on the ball, it goes to Stirling's left at second slip and he Just catches the ball inches above the ground. 80/3
View dismissal Nizakat Khan c Joyce b Murtagh 123 181 14 1 67.95
80.2 that's it, its all over. Nizakat doesn't have much faith in Tanveer's batting and so he decides to hit out. It goes high in the air and Joyce gets under the ball at mid-off and takes the catch. Ireland win 239/10
View dismissal Anshuman Rath lbw b KJ O'Brien 8 10 1 0 80.00
25.4 Rath does play a shot and gets hit on the pads, the Umpires finger goes up. Really not sure why he didn't play at the ball as it swung back in 93/4
View dismissal Waqas Khan b KJ O'Brien 3 28 0 0 10.71
32.6 O'Brien finally gets the ball to come back in and Waqas plays all round it and the stumps get knocked over. O'Brien wheels away with his arms outstretched in celebration. 114/5
View dismissal C Carter c †NJ O'Brien b Dockrell 21 43 3 0 48.83
44.4 Carter goes forward to the ball and gets the tiniest edge through to the keeper. Carter just stands there and looks down at the ground, he looks crest-fallen. 146/6
View dismissal Tanwir Afzal lbw b Murtagh 0 5 0 0 0.00
45.5 Tanwir goes back in the crease and looks to defend the ball, misses and gets hit on the pad. Umpire Brathwaite's finger is going up even as the appeal starts. 147/7
View dismissal Ehsan Khan c Stirling b Anderson 6 42 0 0 14.28
58.6 that was a really filthy ball from Anderson, its short and Ehsan swings at the ball. It takes the edge and Stirling gobbles up the chance at second slip. 178/8
View dismissal Nadeem Ahmed lbw b Chase 28 73 3 1 38.35
79.2 Nadeem is gone! Chase bowls full and Nadeem gets hit on the back leg. Its in front of the stump and Umpire Brathwaite raises the dreaded finger. Hong Kong are nine down 239/9
Tanveer Ahmed not out 0 4 0 0 0.00
Extras (b 5, lb 3) 8
  Total (all out; 80.2 overs) 239 (2.97 runs per over)
  Bowling O M R W Econ
View wickets TJ Murtagh 12.2 4 29 4 2.35
0.6 to Aizaz Khan, Aizaz is gone for a duck! Aizaz reaches forward to a good length ball and gets a thin edge through to the keeper, O'Brien throws the ball high in the air and Murtagh is delighted. 0/1
10.2 to Shah, Murtagh gets another one! Its wide of off-stump and Ninad pushes out at the ball, gets a little tickle of the ball and its through to the keeper again. 25/2
45.5 to Tanwir Afzal, Tanwir goes back in the crease and looks to defend the ball, misses and gets hit on the pad. Umpire Brathwaite's finger is going up even as the appeal starts. 147/7
80.2 to Nizakat Khan, that's it, its all over. Nizakat doesn't have much faith in Tanveer's batting and so he decides to hit out. It goes high in the air and Joyce gets under the ball at mid-off and takes the catch. Ireland win 239/10
  CA Young 10 3 31 0 3.10
View wicket PKD Chase 10 0 28 1 2.80
79.2 to Nadeem Ahmed, Nadeem is gone! Chase bowls full and Nadeem gets hit on the back leg. Its in front of the stump and Umpire Brathwaite raises the dreaded finger. Hong Kong are nine down 239/9
View wickets GH Dockrell 20 3 57 2 2.85
22.1 to Babar Hayat, Babar reaches forward and gets an edge on the ball, it goes to Stirling's left at second slip and he Just catches the ball inches above the ground. 80/3
44.4 to Carter, Carter goes forward to the ball and gets the tiniest edge through to the keeper. Carter just stands there and looks down at the ground, he looks crest-fallen. 146/6
View wickets KJ O'Brien 12 2 36 2 3.00
25.4 to Anshuman Rath, Rath does play a shot and gets hit on the pads, the Umpires finger goes up. Really not sure why he didn't play at the ball as it swung back in 93/4
32.6 to Waqas Khan, O'Brien finally gets the ball to come back in and Waqas plays all round it and the stumps get knocked over. O'Brien wheels away with his arms outstretched in celebration. 114/5
View wicket J Anderson 9 1 26 1 2.88
58.6 to Ehsan Khan, that was a really filthy ball from Anderson, its short and Ehsan swings at the ball. It takes the edge and Stirling gobbles up the chance at second slip. 178/8
  PR Stirling 7 0 24 0 3.42

Match details


Toss - Ireland
Points - Ireland 20, Hong Kong 0
First-class debuts - Ehsan Khan, ND Shah, Tanveer Ahmed and Waqas Khan (Hong Kong)
Umpires - GO Brathwaite (West Indies) and M Hawthorne
Match referee - DT Jukes (England)
Reserve umpire - AJ Neill
Close of play
  • Tue, 30 Aug - day 1 - Hong Kong 1st innings 2/0 (ND Shah 2*, Aizaz Khan 0*, 7 ov)
  • Wed, 31 Aug - day 2 - Hong Kong 1st innings 237
  • Thu, 1 Sep - day 3 - Ireland 2nd innings 199/6 (KJ O'Brien 7*, GH Dockrell 0*, 51 ov)
  • Fri, 2 Sep - day 4 - Hong Kong 2nd innings 239 (80.2 ov) - end of match

Match Notes


General
    • Ireland First Innings
    • WTS Porterfield 50 off 74 balls (7x4)
    • GC Wilson 50 off 81 balls (7x4, 1x6)
    • Hong Kong First Innings
    • Nizakat Khan 50 off 54 balls (7x4)
    • Anshuman Rath 50 off 107 balls (5x4)
    • Ireland 2nd Innings: 1x7 ball over (14th over, Nadeem Ahmed's 1st over)
    • Ireland Second Innings
    • J Anderson 50 off 88 balls (4x4)
    • Hong Kong second Innings
    • Nizakat Khan 50 off 57 balls (5x4, 1x6)
    • Nizakat Khan 100 off 136 balls (12x4, 1x6)
 
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