ICC World Twenty20 Qualifier, 2nd Match: Ireland v Scotland at Belfast, Aug 2, 2008
ICC World Twenty20 Qualifier - 2nd match, Group A
Ireland won by 4 wickets (with 1 ball remaining)
2 August 2008 (20-over match)
  Scotland innings (20 overs maximum) R M B 4s 6s SR
View dismissal GM Hamilton c Botha b Connell 3 16 9 0 0 33.33
4.1 two wickets in two balls and Ireland are jubilant, Hamilton came down the pitch to play oer the infield on the leg-side- he skied the ball in the air, where Botha took the catch at midwicket 29/2
View dismissal RR Watson* c Strydom b KJ O'Brien 24 15 16 3 1 150.00
3.6 this time he's gone! It was another full ball which was driven to mid-on where Strydon took a smart catch above his head 29/1
View dismissal KJ Coetzer b Botha 11 23 20 1 0 55.00
9.4 another wicket and that's a big one. The ball was on a good length and a nagging line outside the off stump, Coetzer tried to defend on the back foot baut got an inside edge bck onto his stumps 52/4
View dismissal CJO Smith b Cusack 1 5 2 0 0 50.00
5.4 gone! He went for a big heave into the leg-side but the ball was too full and it hit middle stump 31/3
View dismissal RD Berrington c †NJ O'Brien b Botha 17 36 23 1 0 73.91
15.2 the partnership is broken as Berrington steps away from his stump to hit over the off-side, he got an edge and the ball went high in the air, where Niall O'Brien took an easy catch 92/5
View dismissal NFI McCallum c †NJ O'Brien b Botha 27 22 25 3 0 108.00
15.5 another one goes! Just a bi shorter from Botha, taking a thin edge as McCallum tried to cut. They all go up and he's on his way 92/6
View dismissal GI Maiden lbw b Cusack 0 5 1 0 0 0.00
16.2 this is getting dodgy for the Scots. It was a straight ball that Maiden tried to play through square-leg, it looked absolutely plum 94/7
View dismissal GD Drummond c Porterfield b Cusack 11 12 12 0 0 91.66
18.5 tries to hit over mid-off, a thick outside edge skies the ball into the covers where Porterfield pouches it 108/9
View dismissal JAR Blain lbw b Cusack 1 2 2 0 0 50.00
16.6 gone! Another lbw as Blain played accross the line, it again looked very straight but height may have been an issue, not for the Umpire though and Blain is sent packing 98/8
GA Rogers not out 6 11 5 0 0 120.00
View dismissal JD Nel c McCallan b KJ O'Brien 5 4 5 0 0 100.00
19.6 a wicket from the final delivery! It was full and Nel tried to hit over mid-on, he could only find McCallan who took a safe catch 117/10
Extras (b 1, lb 6, w 4) 11
  Total (all out; 20 overs) 117 (5.85 runs per over)
  Bowling O M R W Econ  
View wicket PC Connell 4 1 12 1 3.00 (1w)
4.1 to Hamilton, two wickets in two balls and Ireland are jubilant, Hamilton came down the pitch to play oer the infield on the leg-side- he skied the ball in the air, where Botha took the catch at midwicket 29/2
View wickets KJ O'Brien 4 0 29 2 7.25
3.6 to Watson, this time he's gone! It was another full ball which was driven to mid-on where Strydon took a smart catch above his head 29/1
View wickets AR Cusack 4 0 21 4 5.25 (1w)
5.4 to Smith, gone! He went for a big heave into the leg-side but the ball was too full and it hit middle stump 31/3
16.2 to Maiden, this is getting dodgy for the Scots. It was a straight ball that Maiden tried to play through square-leg, it looked absolutely plum 94/7
16.6 to Blain, gone! Another lbw as Blain played accross the line, it again looked very straight but height may have been an issue, not for the Umpire though and Blain is sent packing 98/8
18.5 to Drummond, tries to hit over mid-off, a thick outside edge skies the ball into the covers where Porterfield pouches it 108/9
  DT Johnston 2 0 15 0 7.50 (1w)
View wickets AC Botha 4 0 18 3 4.50 (1w)
9.4 to Coetzer, another wicket and that's a big one. The ball was on a good length and a nagging line outside the off stump, Coetzer tried to defend on the back foot baut got an inside edge bck onto his stumps 52/4
15.2 to Berrington, the partnership is broken as Berrington steps away from his stump to hit over the off-side, he got an edge and the ball went high in the air, where Niall O'Brien took an easy catch 92/5
15.5 to McCallum, another one goes! Just a bi shorter from Botha, taking a thin edge as McCallum tried to cut. They all go up and he's on his way 92/6
19.6 to Nel, a wicket from the final delivery! It was full and Nel tried to hit over mid-on, he could only find McCallan who took a safe catch 117/10
  WK McCallan 2 0 15 0 7.50
  Ireland innings (target: 118 runs from 20 overs) R M B 4s 6s SR
View dismissal WTS Porterfield* b Nel 7 11 9 1 0 77.77
3.1 he goes for the same shot as Wilson but is bowled by a leg-stump yorker, well bowled by Nel but needless shot by Porterfield with Ireland in command 15/1
View dismissal GC Wilson b Rogers 14 27 18 1 1 77.77
6.5 got him! Spinning between bat and pad as Wilson aimed a flick through the leg-side after advacing down the pitch. Game on in Belfast! 33/2
View dismissal NJ O'Brien c †Smith b Blain 22 44 37 1 0 59.45
14.5 Scotland get a breakthrough! O'Brien came down the pitch and got a thin edge through to Smith, who took an easy catch 84/3
View dismissal AC Botha b Maiden 38 44 34 1 1 111.76
17.3 gone! That is a big wicket and Scotland may just be back in this. Botha came down the wicket but Maiden saw him coming but bowled a flatter ball which hit off stump. Big celebrations from Scotland 100/5
View dismissal KJ O'Brien st †Smith b Rogers 3 4 4 0 0 75.00
15.5 lovely bowling from Rodgers, he really threw that ball up, inviting O'Brien down the pitch and spinning past the edge to give Colin Smith an easy stumping 89/4
View dismissal DT Johnston c Maiden b Nel 5 14 6 0 0 83.33
18.3 OUT, gone! That is a big wicket and Scotland may just be back in this. Botha came down the wicket but Maiden saw him coming but bowled a flatter ball which hit off stump. Big celebrations from Scotland 104/6
AR White not out 11 12 9 1 0 122.22
R Strydom not out 5 8 4 0 0 125.00
Extras (b 2, lb 6, w 3, nb 2) 13
  Total (6 wickets; 19.5 overs) 118 (5.94 runs per over)
  Bowling O M R W Econ  
View wicket JAR Blain 4 0 24 1 6.00 (2w)
14.5 to NJ O'Brien, Scotland get a breakthrough! O'Brien came down the pitch and got a thin edge through to Smith, who took an easy catch 84/3
View wickets JD Nel 4 0 19 2 4.75 (1nb)
3.1 to Porterfield, he goes for the same shot as Wilson but is bowled by a leg-stump yorker, well bowled by Nel but needless shot by Porterfield with Ireland in command 15/1
18.3 to Johnston, OUT, gone! That is a big wicket and Scotland may just be back in this. Botha came down the wicket but Maiden saw him coming but bowled a flatter ball which hit off stump. Big celebrations from Scotland 104/6
  GD Drummond 3.5 0 27 0 7.04
View wickets GA Rogers 3.5 0 15 2 3.91 (1nb, 1w)
6.5 to Wilson, got him! Spinning between bat and pad as Wilson aimed a flick through the leg-side after advacing down the pitch. Game on in Belfast! 33/2
15.5 to KJ O'Brien, lovely bowling from Rodgers, he really threw that ball up, inviting O'Brien down the pitch and spinning past the edge to give Colin Smith an easy stumping 89/4
View wicket GI Maiden 4 0 24 1 6.00
17.3 to Botha, gone! That is a big wicket and Scotland may just be back in this. Botha came down the wicket but Maiden saw him coming but bowled a flatter ball which hit off stump. Big celebrations from Scotland 100/5
  RD Berrington 0.1 0 1 0 6.00

Match details


Toss - Scotland, who chose to bat
Points - Ireland 2, Scotland 0
T20I debuts - AC Botha, PC Connell, AR Cusack, DT Johnston, WK McCallan, KJ O'Brien, NJ O'Brien, WTS Porterfield, R Strydom, AR White and GC Wilson (Ireland); RD Berrington, KJ Coetzer, GD Drummond, GI Maiden and GA Rogers (Scotland)
Twenty20 debuts - KJ O'Brien (Ireland); RD Berrington, GD Drummond and GA Rogers (Scotland)
Player of the match - AC Botha (Ireland)
Umpires - NG Bagh (Denmark) and Sarika Prasad (Singapore)
Match referee - BC Broad (England)
Reserve umpire - M Hawthorne
 
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