ICC World Cup Qualifiers, Final: Canada v Ireland at Centurion, Apr 19, 2009
Ireland won by 9 wickets (with 45 balls remaining)
Played at SuperSport Park, Centurion (neutral venue)
19 April 2009 (50-over match)
  Canada innings (50 overs maximum) R M B 4s 6s SR
View dismissal GEF Barnett c †NJ O'Brien b Connell 19 24 21 2 1 90.47
6.2 outside off, full, solid drive to the off, does not get to it, edges, catch to keeper going away from him 36/1
View dismissal AA Mulla lbw b Johnston 36 52 38 4 1 94.73
11.6 gets back pushing to the off, ball cuts back, thuds into the pads, batsman almost looks guilty, must have known that was close, and he was right, finger of fate sends him packing 69/3
View dismissal Rizwan Cheema c KJ O'Brien b Johnston 8 16 9 2 0 88.88
9.6 outside off, short, gets back, that gets big on him, gets the shoulder of the bat, loops away to slip 61/2
View dismissal IS Billcliff b Johnston 10 25 10 1 0 100.00
15.2 gets forward defending, ball cuts back and is through the gate 78/4
View dismissal A Bagai*† c West b Johnston 4 35 28 0 0 14.28
19.2 outside off, short, on the cut, that flies to third man who hardly has to move 88/6
View dismissal S Dhaniram c Cusack b Johnston 7 17 10 1 0 70.00
19.1 short, goes on the pull, struck well to the long boundary, Cusack coming in does very well diving forward and right to take a good low catch 88/5
View dismissal S Jyoti c Johnston b Rankin 0 26 14 0 0 0.00
24.4 short leg side, hooks, bit of a top edge, straight to the man at fine leg 92/7
View dismissal U Bhatti run out (West/Cusack) 46 111 75 4 0 61.33
47.5 Cusack to Khurram Chohan, dabs to the on side, off the pad, appeal for lbw, looks up and sees Bhatti standing next to him, throw goes to the bowler and Bhatti is gone 185/9
View dismissal HS Baidwan lbw b Rankin 14 41 32 1 0 43.75
34.1 starts full and straight, plays across the line, misses, into the pads, that looks fairly dead 131/8
View dismissal Khurram Chohan run out (Porterfield) 26 48 51 1 1 50.98
47.6 from Cusack, drives into the covers, quick run, ends up short and another run out 185/9
H Osinde not out 0 2 0 0 0 -
Extras (b 1, lb 9, w 5) 15
  Total (all out; 48 overs; 203 mins) 185 (3.85 runs per over)
  Bowling O M R W Econ  
View wicket PC Connell 8 0 55 1 6.87 (1w)
6.2 to Barnett, outside off, full, solid drive to the off, does not get to it, edges, catch to keeper going away from him 36/1
View wickets WB Rankin 10 3 34 2 3.40 (2w)
24.4 to Jyoti, short leg side, hooks, bit of a top edge, straight to the man at fine leg 92/7
34.1 to Baidwan, starts full and straight, plays across the line, misses, into the pads, that looks fairly dead 131/8
View wickets DT Johnston 10 4 14 5 1.40
9.6 to Rizwan Cheema, outside off, short, gets back, that gets big on him, gets the shoulder of the bat, loops away to slip 61/2
11.6 to Mulla, gets back pushing to the off, ball cuts back, thuds into the pads, batsman almost looks guilty, must have known that was close, and he was right, finger of fate sends him packing 69/3
15.2 to Billcliff, gets forward defending, ball cuts back and is through the gate 78/4
19.1 to Dhaniram, short, goes on the pull, struck well to the long boundary, Cusack coming in does very well diving forward and right to take a good low catch 88/5
19.2 to Bagai, outside off, short, on the cut, that flies to third man who hardly has to move 88/6
  AR Cusack 7 0 29 0 4.14 (1w)
  WK McCallan 8 0 25 0 3.12 (1w)
  RM West 5 0 18 0 3.60
  Ireland innings (target: 186 runs from 50 overs) R M B 4s 6s SR
WTS Porterfield* not out 104 164 133 13 0 78.19
View dismissal GC Wilson c Billcliff b Jyoti 38 97 67 2 2 56.71
24.1 goes on the cut, top edges, loops away towards third man who makes a few steps forward 89/1
NJ O'Brien not out 38 66 55 3 0 69.09
Extras (lb 2, w 6) 8
  Total (1 wicket; 42.3 overs; 164 mins) 188 (4.42 runs per over)
  Bowling O M R W Econ  
  U Bhatti 10 2 23 0 2.30
  H Osinde 6 1 20 0 3.33 (3w)
  Khurram Chohan 7.3 0 56 0 7.46 (1w)
  Rizwan Cheema 5 0 21 0 4.20 (1w)
  HS Baidwan 3 0 14 0 4.66
View wicket S Jyoti 7 1 26 1 3.71
24.1 to Wilson, goes on the cut, top edges, loops away towards third man who makes a few steps forward 89/1
  S Dhaniram 4 0 26 0 6.50

Match details


Toss - Ireland, who chose to field
Series - Ireland won the 2009 ICC World Cup Qualifiers
Player of the match - DT Johnston (Ireland)
Player of the series - E Schiferli
Umpires - M Erasmus and RJ Tucker (Australia)
Match referee - RS Mahanama (Sri Lanka)
Reserve umpire - JJ Luck (Namibia)

Match Notes


    • Canada Innings
    • Canada 50, 33 minutes, 49 balls, 8x4, 1x6
    • Power Play 2 overs 11 to 15
    • Best bowling figures for Ireland by Trent Johnson, previous best was 4-19 by AC Botha vs Kenya in 2008
    • Canada 100, 127 minutes, 167 balls, 11x4, 2x6
    • Canada 150, 174 minutes, 239 balls, 16x4, 2x6
    • Power Play 3, overs 46 to 50
    • 50 partnership, 9th wicket, 43 minutes, 80 balls, 1x4, 1x6
    • Ireland Innings
    • Power Play 2 overs 11 to 15
    • Ireland 50, 57 minutes, 87 balls, 6x4, 2x6
    • Porterfield 50, 103 minutes, 80 balls, 7x4
    • Ireland 100, 107 minutes, 166 balls, 9x4, 2x6
    • 50 Partnership, 2nd wicket, 31 minutes, 60 balls, 5x4
    • Ireland 150, 135 minutes, 217 balls, 15x4, 2x6
    • Porterfield 100, 163 minutes, 132 balls, 13X4
 
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