Australia tour of England and Ireland, 2010 / Commentary

Welcome one and all to Cricinfo's coverage of this ODI between Ireland and Australia at the Clontarf CC in Dublin. The ground is near a Castle which was built in 1837 and is now a popular hotel. We'll have news of the teams and the toss shortly. The weather is overcast and Australia have won the toss and elected to bat.

0.1

Rankin to Watson, 4 leg byes, leg side and he tries to clip it, hit on the pad and it runs away for 4 leg byes

0.2

Rankin to Watson, 2 runs, drives wide of mid on, Watson slips and that stops them getting three

0.3

Rankin to Watson, 1 run, drives to mid on and takes off quickly

0.4

Rankin to Paine, no run, on a length, tries to work to leg - hit on the pad

0.5

Rankin to Paine, no run, defends to backward point, no chance of a single

0.6

Rankin to Paine, no run, gets well forward again and defends to backward point

End of over 1 (7 runs) Australia 7/0 (RR: 7.00)
TD Paine    0* (3b)      WB Rankin    1-0-3-0
SR Watson    3* (3b)     

Former skipper, Trent Johnston to bowl from the City end

1.1

Johnston to Watson, no run, defends a good length ball into the off side

1.2

Johnston to Watson, no run, leaves outside off, decent carry there to the 'keeper

1.3

Johnston to Watson, 1 run, short and pulls it to deep square leg

1.4

Johnston to Paine, no run, no shot offered to a ball outside off

1.5

Johnston to Paine, 1 run, gets well forward and guides it to the third man fielder

1.6

Johnston to Watson, no run, plays off the back foot to point, end of a very tidy over

End of over 2 (2 runs) Australia 9/0 (RR: 4.50)
SR Watson    4* (7b)      DT Johnston    1-0-2-0
TD Paine    1* (5b)      WB Rankin    1-0-3-0

2.1

Rankin to Paine, no run, defends

2.2

Rankin to Paine, no run, plays off the back foot to point

2.3

Rankin to Paine, no run, defends into the off side

2.4

Rankin to Paine, no run, gets well forward and defends out to cover point

2.5

Rankin to Paine, no run, gets a good ball which lifts off a length, defends square on into the off side

2.6

Rankin to Paine, no run, drives very firmly to cover, Mooney fields well there

end of a maiden over, a rarity

End of over 3 (maiden) Australia 9/0 (RR: 3.00)
TD Paine    1* (11b)      WB Rankin    2-1-3-0
SR Watson    4* (7b)      DT Johnston    1-0-2-0

3.1

Johnston to Watson, 1 run, cuts a short one behind point, great fielding on the rope by regular 'keeper Niall O'Brien saves three runs

3.2

Johnston to Paine, no run, good length outside off and it's left alone

3.3

Johnston to Paine, 1 run, comes forward and plays into a gap at square leg

3.4

Johnston to Watson, SIX, goes up and over long on, hit it well and on the up - fine shot

3.5

Johnston to Watson, 1 run, shortish and pulls out to deep square leg

3.6

Johnston to Paine, no run, half plays at one outside off, getting it off the face of the bat to slip

Johnston getting some treatment for a sore hand - in fact he had to leave the field

End of over 4 (9 runs) Australia 18/0 (RR: 4.50)
TD Paine    2* (14b)      DT Johnston    2-0-11-0
SR Watson    12* (10b 1x6)      WB Rankin    2-1-3-0

4.1

Rankin to Watson, 1 run, works off the pads to deep square leg

4.2

Rankin to Paine, 1 run, gets well forward and gets a leading edge past Porterfield in the gully

4.3

Rankin to Watson, no run, back of a length, defends gently into the off side

4.4

Rankin to Watson, no run, full, drives elegantly to mid on

4.5

Rankin to Watson, no run, tries to guide to third man, Stirling fields well in the gully diving to his left

4.6

Rankin to Watson, OUT, length ball, tries to guide it to third man, but gets a thick edge and is well taken by Wilson - great work by Ireland to pick up an early wicket

SR Watson c †Wilson b Rankin 13 (18m 15b 0x4 1x6) SR: 86.66

End of over 5 (2 runs) Australia 20/1 (RR: 4.00)
     WB Rankin    3-1-5-1
TD Paine    3* (15b)      DT Johnston    2-0-11-0

Ponting comes in, Johnston returns in time to bowl the next over

5.1

Johnston to Paine, no run, comes well forward and defends to backward point

5.2

Johnston to Paine, no run, outside off, Paine has a look at it and leaves it go to the keeper

5.3

Johnston to Paine, no run, drives to cover, well fielded there by Cusack

5.4

Johnston to Paine, no run, leaves outside off

5.5

Johnston to Paine, no run, leaves outside off

5.6

Johnston to Paine, no run, defends towards cover, ends of a very good over

End of over 6 (maiden) Australia 20/1 (RR: 3.33)
TD Paine    3* (21b)      DT Johnston    3-1-11-0
RT Ponting    0* (0b)      WB Rankin    3-1-5-1

6.1

Rankin to Ponting, 1 wide, short down leg side

6.1

Rankin to Ponting, no run, leaves outside off, a bit of lift there

6.2

Rankin to Ponting, 1 run, short and gets a pull shot away to long leg to get off the mark

6.3

Rankin to Paine, SIX, short again and pulls it into the crowd at long leg

6.4

Rankin to Paine, no run, leaves outside off, nearly falling over in doing so

6.5

Rankin to Paine, 1 run, defends towards mid on and takes a sharp single

6.6

Rankin to Ponting, no run, defends off the back foot to cover point, a good over apart from the six hit by Paine

End of over 7 (9 runs) Australia 29/1 (RR: 4.14)
RT Ponting    1* (3b)      WB Rankin    4-1-14-1
TD Paine    10* (24b 1x6)      DT Johnston    3-1-11-0

7.1

Johnston to Paine, 5 runs, drives to mid off and charges off for a single, the throw comes in from White and it misses everything and they have 4 overthrows

7.2

Johnston to Ponting, no run, plays well forward in defence, working it to cover

7.3

Johnston to Ponting, no run, gets well forward, defending taking the bottom hand off the bat

7.4

Johnston to Ponting, no run, plays to Porterfield at backward point, well fielded there as the skipper dives to his left

7.5

Johnston to Ponting, no run, widish, decides to have a look at it as he shoulders arms

7.6

Johnston to Ponting, no run, comes well forward, defends then takes off but is sentback by Paine

another very tidy over there

End of over 8 (5 runs) Australia 34/1 (RR: 4.25)
RT Ponting    1* (8b)      DT Johnston    4-1-16-0
TD Paine    15* (25b 1x6)      WB Rankin    4-1-14-1

8.1

Rankin to Paine, no run, works a leg side half volley to Cusack at square leg, who makes a nice stop

8.2

Rankin to Paine, no run, defends off the back foot backward point

8.3

Rankin to Paine, no run, shortish, plays to square leg

8.4

Rankin to Paine, no run, defends a lifting ball to square leg

8.5

Rankin to Paine, no run, defends again off the back foot, plenty of bounce in this pitch

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8.6

Rankin to Paine, 1 wide, short and down the leg side

8.6

Rankin to Paine, no run, leaves outside off, no need to play at that

End of over 9 (1 run) Australia 35/1 (RR: 3.88)
TD Paine    15* (31b 1x6)      WB Rankin    5-1-15-1
RT Ponting    1* (8b)      DT Johnston    4-1-16-0

Wilson decides to stand up to the stumps

9.1

Johnston to Ponting, no run, defends to mid on, plays it off the back foot

9.2

Johnston to Ponting, FOUR, short and hammers it away through point past the diving fielder

9.3

Johnston to Ponting, no run, defends off the back foot to mid on

9.4

Johnston to Ponting, no run, good length, plays with some power off the back foot to cover point

9.5

Johnston to Ponting, no run, defends off the back foot to mid on

9.6

Johnston to Ponting, 1 run, cuts to third man, great work so far by Ireland in the opening first ten overs

End of over 10 (5 runs) Australia 40/1 (RR: 4.00)
RT Ponting    6* (14b 1x4)      DT Johnston    5-1-21-0
TD Paine    15* (31b 1x6)      WB Rankin    5-1-15-1

Bowling Powerplay to be taken by Ireland, Kevin O'Brien comes on

10.1

KJ O'Brien to Ponting, no run, defends off the back foot to point

10.2

KJ O'Brien to Ponting, no run, full and wide, did well to reach it - driving to cover

10.3

KJ O'Brien to Ponting, no run, tidy line and length, defends to cover point

10.4

KJ O'Brien to Ponting, no run, cuts off the back foot to Mooney who dives to his left and saves a boundary

10.5

KJ O'Brien to Ponting, 1 run, plays off the back foot in between of cover and mid off

10.6

KJ O'Brien to Paine, 1 run, drives to mid off, a single taken after the mis-field

End of over 11 (2 runs) Australia 42/1 (RR: 3.81)
TD Paine    16* (32b 1x6)      KJ O'Brien    1-0-2-0
RT Ponting    7* (19b 1x4)      DT Johnston    5-1-21-0

11.1

Connell to Paine, 1 run, drives to mid on, quick single

11.2

Connell to Ponting, FOUR, wide ball, drives with power through extra cover

11.3

Connell to Ponting, no run, defends to mid on

11.4

Connell to Ponting, FOUR, full and drives with the full face of the bat wide of mid off

11.5

Connell to Ponting, no run, comes well forward and plays to cover

11.6

Connell to Ponting, no run, drives very firmly to mid off

End of over 12 (9 runs) Australia 51/1 (RR: 4.25)
RT Ponting    15* (24b 3x4)      PC Connell    1-0-9-0
TD Paine    17* (33b 1x6)      KJ O'Brien    1-0-2-0

12.1

KJ O'Brien to Paine, no run, defends towards point

12.2

KJ O'Brien to Paine, no run, pushes a full ball to cover, who is fielding on the artificial wicket on the square

12.3

KJ O'Brien to Paine, 1 run, short and cuts in the air through gully to third man

12.4

KJ O'Brien to Ponting, no run, gets well forward and is beaten outside off with a defensive push

12.5

KJ O'Brien to Ponting, no run, comes forward, hit on the pad well outside the line of off stump - taken by the keeper who appeals for some reason

12.6

KJ O'Brien to Ponting, FOUR, drives between the bowler and mid off, sad end to a tight over

End of over 13 (5 runs) Australia 56/1 (RR: 4.30)
RT Ponting    19* (27b 4x4)      KJ O'Brien    2-0-7-0
TD Paine    18* (36b 1x6)      PC Connell    1-0-9-0

13.1

Connell to Paine, 1 run, short, comes off the pitch slowly and cuts it to third man

13.2

Connell to Ponting, 1 run, short, pulls to short fine leg who fumbles

13.3

Connell to Paine, 1 run, full and wide, drives to deep point

13.4

Connell to Ponting, 1 run, plays in the air past backward point to third man

13.5

Connell to Paine, no run, drives to backward point, finding the fielder

13.6

Connell to Paine, FOUR, drives in the air over mid off, didn't quite time it as he would have liked but it runs away to the rope

End of over 14 (8 runs) Australia 64/1 (RR: 4.57)
TD Paine    24* (40b 1x4 1x6)      PC Connell    2-0-17-0
RT Ponting    21* (29b 4x4)      KJ O'Brien    2-0-7-0

14.1

KJ O'Brien to Ponting, no run, drives to the bowler who plucks the ball off the ground with his left hand

14.2

KJ O'Brien to Ponting, no run, comes well forward to a slightly slower ball

14.3

KJ O'Brien to Ponting, 1 leg bye, tries to work to leg, hit on the pad

14.4

KJ O'Brien to Paine, no run, comes well forward in defence, clear slower ball

14.5

KJ O'Brien to Paine, no run, comes well forward again, fielded by the bowler

14.6

KJ O'Brien to Paine, no run, defends to the bowler, another maiden there for Ireland

End of over 15 (1 run, maiden) Australia 65/1 (RR: 4.33)
TD Paine    24* (43b 1x4 1x6)      KJ O'Brien    3-1-7-0
RT Ponting    21* (32b 4x4)      PC Connell    2-0-17-0

Cusack onto to replace Connell

15.1

Cusack to Ponting, no run, drives to cover

News is that Johnston has gone to hospital for an x-ray on his finger

15.2

Cusack to Ponting, no run, drives hard to cover

15.3

Cusack to Ponting, FOUR, good length, lofted over mid off down to the rope

15.4

Cusack to Ponting, 1 run, drives to long off

15.5

Cusack to Paine, no run, defends to the bowler

15.6

Cusack to Paine, no run, comes forward in defence, fielded well by the bowler

End of over 16 (5 runs) Australia 70/1 (RR: 4.37)
TD Paine    24* (45b 1x4 1x6)      AR Cusack    1-0-5-0
RT Ponting    26* (36b 5x4)      KJ O'Brien    3-1-7-0

16.1

KJ O'Brien to Ponting, 1 run, drives firmly to long off

16.2

KJ O'Brien to Paine, 1 run, drives a full ball to long off

16.3

KJ O'Brien to Ponting, no run, defends to cover

16.4

KJ O'Brien to Ponting, no run, more tidy stuff from O'Brien, defends to point

16.5

KJ O'Brien to Ponting, no run, plays back to the bowler

16.6

KJ O'Brien to Ponting, 1 run, drives to deep cover, another very tidy over

End of over 17 (3 runs) Australia 73/1 (RR: 4.29)
RT Ponting    28* (41b 5x4)      KJ O'Brien    4-1-10-0
TD Paine    25* (46b 1x4 1x6)      AR Cusack    1-0-5-0

17.1

Stirling to Ponting, no run, defends to start with

17.2

Stirling to Ponting, no run, cuts to backward point

17.3

Stirling to Ponting, no run, defends to the off side

17.4

Stirling to Ponting, 1 run, drives to long on

17.5

Stirling to Paine, no run, tries to work to leg, hit on the pad

17.6

Stirling to Paine, 1 wide, down leg side, wide given

17.6

Stirling to Paine, no run, pushes to cover and it's time for a Drinks break

End of over 18 (2 runs) Australia 75/1 (RR: 4.16)
TD Paine    25* (48b 1x4 1x6)      PR Stirling    1-0-2-0
RT Ponting    29* (45b 5x4)      KJ O'Brien    4-1-10-0

18.1

KJ O'Brien to Ponting, no run, pushes to mid wicket

18.2

KJ O'Brien to Ponting, no run, defends off the back foot, might have wanted it to go to third man

18.3

KJ O'Brien to Ponting, 1 run, drives off the inside edge to mid on, who mis-fields

18.4

KJ O'Brien to Paine, no run, drives nicely to cover

18.5

KJ O'Brien to Paine, no run, aims a guide shot to third man and is beaten by a little outswinger

18.6

KJ O'Brien to Paine, no run, beaten again outside off, good ball ending another tight over

End of over 19 (1 run) Australia 76/1 (RR: 4.00)
TD Paine    25* (51b 1x4 1x6)      KJ O'Brien    5-1-11-0
RT Ponting    30* (48b 5x4)      PR Stirling    1-0-2-0

19.1

Stirling to Ponting, 1 run, pushes to the onside, easy single

19.2

Stirling to Paine, no run, tries to reverse sweep and misses it

19.3

Stirling to Paine, no run, advances and defends to the bowler

19.4

Stirling to Paine, no run, aims a cut and nearly plays it on

19.5

Stirling to Paine, 1 run, works to the leg side

19.6

Stirling to Ponting, no run, forces off the back foot to cover

End of over 20 (2 runs) Australia 78/1 (RR: 3.90)
RT Ponting    31* (50b 5x4)      PR Stirling    2-0-4-0
TD Paine    26* (55b 1x4 1x6)      KJ O'Brien    5-1-11-0

20.1

KJ O'Brien to Paine, 1 run, drives a full ball to long on

20.2

KJ O'Brien to Ponting, 1 run, tries to work to leg and gets a leading edge to cover point

20.3

KJ O'Brien to Paine, no run, aims to work to leg but finds the mid wicket fielder

20.4

KJ O'Brien to Paine, 1 run, drives in the air past the left hand of the bowler, perhaps a half chance

20.5

KJ O'Brien to Ponting, 1 run, drives slightly in the air back past the bowler

20.6

KJ O'Brien to Paine, 1 run, guides to third man

End of over 21 (5 runs) Australia 83/1 (RR: 3.95)
TD Paine    29* (59b 1x4 1x6)      KJ O'Brien    6-1-16-0
RT Ponting    33* (52b 5x4)      PR Stirling    2-0-4-0

21.1

Stirling to Paine, 2 runs, paddles sweeps to long leg, easy couple there

21.2

Stirling to Paine, 1 run, leg side and works it to deep square leg

21.3

Stirling to Ponting, no run, gets well forward to an off break

21.4

Stirling to Ponting, OUT, well flighted, chips in the air to deep mid wicket where a good catch is held by White

RT Ponting c White b Stirling 33 (63m 54b 5x4 0x6) SR: 61.11

Michael Clarke joins Paine

they crossed so Paine on strike

21.5

Stirling to Paine, no run, leaves a near wide outside off

21.6

Stirling to Paine, no run, pushes back to the bowler, another very good over for Ireland

End of over 22 (3 runs) Australia 86/2 (RR: 3.90)
TD Paine    32* (63b 1x4 1x6)      PR Stirling    3-0-7-1
MJ Clarke    0* (0b)      KJ O'Brien    6-1-16-0

Cusack back - replacing Kevin O'Brien after a spell of 6-1-16-0

22.1

Cusack to Clarke, no run, drives to cover

22.2

Cusack to Clarke, no run, defends to cover

22.3

Cusack to Clarke, no run, leaves a length ball outside, taken by Wilson standing up to the stumps

22.4

Cusack to Clarke, no run, full, driven nicely to mid on

22.5

Cusack to Clarke, OUT, plays forward and is beaten, Wilson whips the bails off and he is given out stumped, no third umpire here today so a tight call but he is on his way

MJ Clarke st †Wilson b Cusack 0 (5m 5b 0x4 0x6) SR: 0.00

Cam White joins Paine

22.6

Cusack to White, FOUR, plays a full ball off the edge to 3rd man who can't quite keep it in play

End of over 23 (4 runs) Australia 90/3 (RR: 3.91)
CL White    4* (1b 1x4)      AR Cusack    2-0-9-1
TD Paine    32* (63b 1x4 1x6)      PR Stirling    3-0-7-1

23.1

Stirling to Paine, no run, plays off the back foot to mid wicket

23.2

Stirling to Paine, no run, gets well forward in defence

23.3

Stirling to Paine, 1 run, works off the pads to deep square leg

23.4

Stirling to White, no run, gets well forward to a very slow off break

23.5

Stirling to White, no run, defends again to the off side

23.6

Stirling to White, 1 run, shorter, slower off break - plays to deep square leg

End of over 24 (2 runs) Australia 92/3 (RR: 3.83)
CL White    5* (4b 1x4)      PR Stirling    4-0-9-1
TD Paine    33* (66b 1x4 1x6)      AR Cusack    2-0-9-1

24.1

Cusack to White, no run, comes forward and is beaten, a shout by the keeper for caught behind which is rejected by Umpire Llong

24.2

Cusack to White, no run, plays carefully to point

24.3

Cusack to White, no run, gets well forward and defends to mid wicket

24.4

Cusack to White, 1 run, back of a length, worked past mid on

24.5

Cusack to Paine, 1 run, plays a wide ball to 3rd man

24.6

Cusack to White, no run, gets well forward, defends to the bowler, just 2 singles from the over

End of over 25 (2 runs) Australia 94/3 (RR: 3.76)
CL White    6* (9b 1x4)      AR Cusack    3-0-11-1
TD Paine    34* (67b 1x4 1x6)      PR Stirling    4-0-9-1

25.1

Stirling to Paine, no run, aims a cut and misse

25.2

Stirling to Paine, no run, cuts to short 3rd man

25.3

Stirling to Paine, 1 run, plays off the back foot to deep square leg

25.4

Stirling to White, no run, defends to mid wicket

25.5

Stirling to White, 1 run, forward, pushes into a gap at cover point

25.6

Stirling to Paine, 1 run, finds the gap at square leg

Ireland continue to do well here, keeping Australia in check. 230-240 will be a good score

End of over 26 (3 runs) Australia 97/3 (RR: 3.73)
TD Paine    36* (71b 1x4 1x6)      PR Stirling    5-0-12-1
CL White    7* (11b 1x4)      AR Cusack    3-0-11-1

26.1

Cusack to Paine, 2 runs, short outside off, cuts to wide third man, well fielded on the rope down there

26.2

Cusack to Paine, 1 run, plays of the face to 3rd man - 100 up

26.3

Cusack to White, no run, defends off the back foot to point

26.4

Cusack to White, no run, comes forward, angled into him

26.5

Cusack to White, 2 runs, back of a length, punches it past cover for a couple

26.6

Cusack to White, no run, pushes out to point

End of over 27 (5 runs) Australia 102/3 (RR: 3.77)
CL White    9* (15b 1x4)      AR Cusack    4-0-16-1
TD Paine    39* (73b 1x4 1x6)      PR Stirling    5-0-12-1

27.1

Stirling to Paine, 1 run, reverse sweeps to short third man

27.2

Stirling to White, no run, defends to the bowler

27.3

Stirling to White, no run, sweeps to short fine leg

27.4

Stirling to White, no run, pushes to mid wicket

27.5

Stirling to White, no run, make room to cut and gets an under edge

27.6

Stirling to White, 2 runs, forces off the back foot to deep cover

End of over 28 (3 runs) Australia 105/3 (RR: 3.75)
CL White    11* (20b 1x4)      PR Stirling    6-0-15-1
TD Paine    40* (74b 1x4 1x6)      AR Cusack    4-0-16-1

28.1

Cusack to Paine, no run, hit on the pad in front of about leg stump, but angling down despite the big appeal

28.2

Cusack to Paine, no run, defends to cover

28.3

Cusack to Paine, FOUR, laps a sweep shot, risky shot but gets away with it to the long leg boundary

28.4

Cusack to Paine, no run, defends to the off side

28.5

Cusack to Paine, 1 run, neatly played to 3rd man for an easy single

28.6

Cusack to White, no run, aims a big drive and misses outside off

End of over 29 (5 runs) Australia 110/3 (RR: 3.79)
CL White    11* (21b 1x4)      AR Cusack    5-0-21-1
TD Paine    45* (79b 2x4 1x6)      PR Stirling    6-0-15-1

29.1

White to Paine, no run, defends to the bowler

29.2

White to Paine, 1 run, works to deep square leg

29.3

White to White, 1 run, powers a cut shot out to deep point

29.4

White to Paine, 1 run, plays to short fine leg, Paine backs up well and they get a single

29.5

White to White, 1 run, worked nicely into the gap at foward square leg

29.6

White to Paine, no run, advances and plays back to the bowler

End of over 30 (4 runs) Australia 114/3 (RR: 3.80)
TD Paine    47* (83b 2x4 1x6)      AR White    1-0-4-0
CL White    13* (23b 1x4)      AR Cusack    5-0-21-1

Connell is back on

30.1

Connell to White, no run, mistimes a drive to mid off

30.2

Connell to White, 1 run, drives to long on this time for an easy single

30.3

Connell to Paine, 1 run, drives and gets an edge, fielded well at third man

30.4

Connell to White, 2 runs, drives past covers right hand, Stirling fields brilliantly diving face first on the cover rope

30.5

Connell to White, FOUR, short and pulls it around in front of square leg to the fence

30.6

Connell to White, 1 wide, leg side, poor ball

30.6

Connell to White, 1 run, cuts off the front foot to deep point

End of over 31 (10 runs) Australia 124/3 (RR: 4.00)
CL White    21* (28b 2x4)      PC Connell    3-0-27-0
TD Paine    48* (84b 2x4 1x6)      AR White    1-0-4-0

31.1

White to White, 1 run, drives wide of mid wicket to long

31.2

White to Paine, 1 run, nicely driven to long on

31.3

White to White, no run, defends to mid wicket

31.4

White to White, no run, plays to the bowler

31.5

White to White, no run, drives back to the bowler

31.6

White to White, 1 run, drives to long on to keep the strike

End of over 32 (3 runs) Australia 127/3 (RR: 3.96)
CL White    23* (33b 2x4)      AR White    2-0-7-0
TD Paine    49* (85b 2x4 1x6)      PC Connell    3-0-27-0

32.1

Connell to White, no run, drives back to the bowler, nicely fielded

32.2

Connell to White, no run, drives a very wide half volley to point

32.3

Connell to White, 1 run, pulls in the air to deep square leg, just short of the fielder

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32.4

Connell to Paine, 1 run, cuts nicely to third man, his fifty up from 86 balls

32.5

Connell to White, 1 run, works off the hip to short fine leg

32.6

Connell to Paine, no run, pushes to mid wicket, a much better over by Connell

End of over 33 (3 runs) Australia 130/3 (RR: 3.93)
TD Paine    50* (87b 2x4 1x6)      PC Connell    4-0-30-0
CL White    25* (37b 2x4)      AR White    2-0-7-0

33.1

Stirling to White, no run, drives to cover

33.2

Stirling to White, 2 runs, drives off the edge, behind point - well done by Cusack

33.3

Stirling to White, 1 run, drives to long on, easy single

33.4

Stirling to Paine, no run, defends

33.5

Stirling to Paine, no run, plays to mid wicket

33.6

Stirling to Paine, no run, again played to mid wicket, excellent over that

End of over 34 (3 runs) Australia 133/3 (RR: 3.91)
TD Paine    50* (90b 2x4 1x6)      PR Stirling    7-0-18-1
CL White    28* (40b 2x4)      PC Connell    4-0-30-0

34.1

Rankin to White, 1 run, pulls to deep mid wicket

34.2

Rankin to Paine, 1 run, works off the hip to long leg

34.3

Rankin to White, no run, goes back in defence to cover

34.4

Rankin to White, no run, again, plays off the back foot to point

34.5

Rankin to White, 1 run, eases a short ball down to third man

34.6

Rankin to Paine, no run, defends to the off side - another tight over from Rankin

End of over 35 (3 runs) Australia 136/3 (RR: 3.88)
TD Paine    51* (92b 2x4 1x6)      WB Rankin    6-1-18-1
CL White    30* (44b 2x4)      PR Stirling    7-0-18-1

35.1

Stirling to White, no run, well forward in defence to a nicely flighted off break

35.2

Stirling to White, FOUR, short armed jab to long on, one bounce to the rope

35.3

Stirling to White, 1 run, pushes into the off side, the throw hits the stumps but he is well home

35.4

Stirling to Paine, no run

35.5

Stirling to Paine, 1 run, floated up wide and is cut away behind point

35.6

Stirling to White, no run, defends to the off side

End of over 36 (6 runs) Australia 142/3 (RR: 3.94)
CL White    35* (48b 3x4)      PR Stirling    8-0-24-1
TD Paine    52* (94b 2x4 1x6)      WB Rankin    6-1-18-1

36.1

Rankin to Paine, 1 run, cuts behind point, fielded at 3rd man

36.2

Rankin to White, 1 run, pushes into the mid wicket area

36.3

Rankin to Paine, no run, plays off the back foot to point

36.4

Rankin to Paine, no run, length ball, has a slog at it and is beaten by the bounce

36.5

Rankin to Paine, 1 run, defends slowly to cover, quick single taken

36.6

Rankin to White, no run, defends to point

End of over 37 (3 runs) Australia 145/3 (RR: 3.91)
CL White    36* (50b 3x4)      WB Rankin    7-1-21-1
TD Paine    54* (98b 2x4 1x6)      PR Stirling    8-0-24-1

37.1

Stirling to Paine, no run, drives hard back to the bowler who fields

37.2

Stirling to Paine, 1 run, drives to long on

37.3

Stirling to White, FOUR, makes room and lofts over wide long off, fine shot

37.4

Stirling to White, 2 runs, drives again, this time along the ground to long off

37.5

Stirling to White, no run, drives hard to cover

37.6

Stirling to White, OUT, beaten in the flight, lofts to mid wicket and an easy catch is taken, superbly bowled and Australia are now four down

CL White c Porterfield b Stirling 42 (46m 54b 4x4 0x6) SR: 77.77

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End of over 38 (7 runs) Australia 152/4 (RR: 4.00)
     PR Stirling    9-0-31-2
TD Paine    55* (100b 2x4 1x6)      WB Rankin    7-1-21-1

Hussey comes in to join Paine who has slowed a bit here. Connell back to bowl

38.1

Connell to Paine, 1 run, drives to long off

38.2

Connell to Hussey, no run, drives towards mid on, good to see the fielder is up for the new batsman

38.3

Connell to Hussey, 1 run, works off the pads to deep square leg

38.4

Connell to Paine, FOUR, lofts in the air over cover, a fine shot racing toward the clubroom boundary

38.5

Connell to Paine, 1 run, pushes into the off side

38.6

Connell to Hussey, no run, defends toward point

End of over 39 (7 runs) Australia 159/4 (RR: 4.07)
MEK Hussey    1* (3b)      PC Connell    5-0-37-0
TD Paine    61* (103b 3x4 1x6)      PR Stirling    9-0-31-2

Righto, Stirling's last over

39.1

Stirling to Paine, no run, defends to the bowler

39.2

Stirling to Paine, 1 run, nicely flighted again, drives towards mid on

39.3

Stirling to Hussey, no run, comes forward and gets an edge near the off stump - bit of luck there

39.4

Stirling to Hussey, 1 run, squirts a defensive shot to a gap at point

39.5

Stirling to Paine, no run, defends to the bowler

39.6

Stirling to Paine, 1 run, plays to deep square leg

there ends a fine spell from Paul Stirling, 10 overs 2/34

End of over 40 (3 runs) Australia 162/4 (RR: 4.05)
TD Paine    63* (107b 3x4 1x6)      PR Stirling    10-0-34-2
MEK Hussey    2* (5b)      PC Connell    5-0-37-0

O'Brien is back

40.1

KJ O'Brien to Paine, FOUR, short and pulls away to deep square leg, a fine shot

40.2

KJ O'Brien to Paine, no run, defends to the bowler, better ball that time

40.3

KJ O'Brien to Paine, no run, comes forward again, defends to the bowler

40.4

KJ O'Brien to Paine, 1 run, plays neatly off the hip behind square leg

40.5

KJ O'Brien to Hussey, no run, aims a big cover drive and misses, well taken by Wilson who has kept well today

40.6

KJ O'Brien to Hussey, 1 run, plays nicely to 3rd man - 9 overs to go

End of over 41 (6 runs) Australia 168/4 (RR: 4.09)
MEK Hussey    3* (7b)      KJ O'Brien    7-1-22-0
TD Paine    68* (111b 4x4 1x6)      PR Stirling    10-0-34-2

Cusack is back for Stirling

41.1

Cusack to Hussey, no run, good length, close to off stump - aims to guide it to third man and misses

41.2

Cusack to Hussey, 1 run, drives off the inside edge to deep square leg

41.3

Cusack to Paine, no run, takes the pace of it, driven back to the bowler who fields well and hits the strikers stumps

41.4

Cusack to Paine, 1 run, plays to short third man

41.5

Cusack to Hussey, 1 run, short and pulls it out to deep square leg

41.6

Cusack to Paine, 1 run, drives to wide long off, keeps the strike with 8 overs to go. Only an outside chance for a ton here is Paine

End of over 42 (4 runs) Australia 172/4 (RR: 4.09)
TD Paine    70* (114b 4x4 1x6)      AR Cusack    6-0-25-1
MEK Hussey    5* (10b)      KJ O'Brien    7-1-22-0

The impressive Boyd Rankin returns, this may suit the Aussies as they know the ball will come onto the bat

42.1

Rankin to Paine, FOUR, short, pulls it away with great power behind square leg

42.2

Rankin to Paine, no run, comes forward and is well beaten by one that moves away slightly

42.3

Rankin to Paine, no run, defends to point, finding the fielder

42.4

Rankin to Paine, no run, defends to the bowler, good comeback here after a poor first ball

42.5

Rankin to Paine, 1 wide, leg side and the Aussies get a rare wide from the Irish bowlers

42.5

Rankin to Paine, SIX, short, eases away a pull shot over the head of long leg

42.6

Rankin to Paine, no run, short again, tries to pull it but is done by the lack of pace and toes it to point

End of over 43 (11 runs) Australia 183/4 (RR: 4.25)
TD Paine    80* (120b 5x4 2x6)      WB Rankin    8-1-32-1
MEK Hussey    5* (10b)      AR Cusack    6-0-25-1

Powerplay 3 taken by the Aussies as big Kevin O'Brien returns

43.1

KJ O'Brien to Hussey, 1 run, slower ball, worked off the pads behind square leg

43.2

KJ O'Brien to Paine, 1 run, drives a yorker to long on

43.3

KJ O'Brien to Hussey, no run, looks to get him away through square leg but is hit on the thigh pad

43.4

KJ O'Brien to Hussey, 1 run, clips in the air off the pads to deep square leg

43.5

KJ O'Brien to Paine, OUT, leg side and it is clipped in the air to mid wicket, where Niall O'Brien jumps in the air and holds a good catch

TD Paine c NJ O'Brien b KJ O'Brien 81 (164m 122b 5x4 2x6) SR: 66.39

Hopes comes in

They crossed so Hussey is in strike

43.6

KJ O'Brien to Hussey, no run, short, bit it doesn't get up - hit on the pad, an appeal but way down leg side

A great over there just 3 off it and the wicket of Paine who played well for his 81

End of over 44 (3 runs) Australia 186/5 (RR: 4.22)
MEK Hussey    7* (14b)      KJ O'Brien    8-1-25-1
JR Hopes    0* (0b)      WB Rankin    8-1-32-1

44.1

Rankin to Hopes, 2 runs, plays off his hips and shouts "Two" straight away

44.2

Rankin to Hopes, 1 run, a fraction short and wide, cuts to the third man fielder

44.3

Rankin to Hussey, 1 run, drives hard to cover point, Cusack knocks it down and saves a possible four

44.4

Rankin to Hopes, no run, leaves outside off, obviously wants to have a bit of a peek at the bowler first

44.5

Rankin to Hopes, no run, edges on the bounce just short of Stirling at slip

44.6

Rankin to Hopes, FOUR, bangs it in, he pulls it away effortless wide of mid on, poor end to what was shaping as a tight over

End of over 45 (8 runs) Australia 194/5 (RR: 4.31)
JR Hopes    7* (5b 1x4)      WB Rankin    9-1-40-1
MEK Hussey    8* (15b)      KJ O'Brien    8-1-25-1

45.1

KJ O'Brien to Hussey, no run, defends off the back foot towards square leg

News is that Johnston's finger is not broken - a relief no doubt for the former Ireland skipper

45.2

KJ O'Brien to Hussey, OUT, aims a big slog over mid wicket and doesn't get it, the ball goes high and the catch is taken - Australia now 6 down

MEK Hussey c NJ O'Brien b KJ O'Brien 8 (31m 17b 0x4 0x6) SR: 47.05

Hauritz in, Hopes on striek as they crossed

45.3

KJ O'Brien to Hopes, 1 run, driven to long off

45.4

KJ O'Brien to Hauritz, no run, hits hard to backward point

45.5

KJ O'Brien to Hauritz, FOUR, drives back past the bowler and beats the fielder at long off, nice work from Hauritz there

45.6

KJ O'Brien to Hauritz, 2 runs, leg side and works it past mid wicket, a chance for three but they only manage a couple

4 overs to go, O'Brien has one left, Rankin one so who will bowl the extra two overs?

End of over 46 (7 runs) Australia 201/6 (RR: 4.36)
NM Hauritz    6* (3b 1x4)      KJ O'Brien    9-1-32-2
JR Hopes    8* (6b 1x4)      WB Rankin    9-1-40-1

Cusack will bowl the 47th

46.1

Cusack to Hopes, 1 run, forces to long on off the back foot

46.2

Cusack to Hauritz, FOUR, slashes away behind point, too short and wide and Hauritz takes full advantage

46.3

Cusack to Hauritz, 1 run, slower ball, a full toss which is driven to long on

46.4

Cusack to Hopes, 2 runs, makes room and chips a ball to wide mid wicket

46.5

Cusack to Hopes, no run, drives hard back to the bowler, well fielded - first dot ball of the over

46.6

Cusack to Hopes, no run, makes room to cut and misses, Wilson takes it well standing up

End of over 47 (8 runs) Australia 209/6 (RR: 4.44)
JR Hopes    11* (10b 1x4)      AR Cusack    7-0-33-1
NM Hauritz    11* (5b 2x4)      KJ O'Brien    9-1-32-2

47.1

KJ O'Brien to Hauritz, 2 runs, lofts over mid wicket, fielded well on the rope so they only get two

47.2

KJ O'Brien to Hauritz, 1 no ball, a waist high full toss is played to mid wicket

47.2

KJ O'Brien to Hauritz, FOUR, short and slogged away behind square leg, poor ball

47.3

KJ O'Brien to Hauritz, 2 runs, another full toss, was it waist high? Pulls away behind square leg, lucky to get away with that

47.4

KJ O'Brien to Hauritz, OUT, smashes it out to deep mid wicket, the ball well held out there by Niall O'Brien - gee the ball has been following him all day, his third catch

NM Hauritz c NJ O'Brien b KJ O'Brien 19 (11m 10b 3x4 0x6) SR: 190.00

Ryan Harris comes in, they didn't cross

47.5

KJ O'Brien to Harris, no run, slower ball, pushes slightly in the air to cover

47.6

KJ O'Brien to Harris, 2 runs, drives behind point into the gap for a couple

End of the powerplay 3/37 - end for Kevin O'Brien an impressive 3/43

End of over 48 (11 runs) Australia 220/7 (RR: 4.58)
RJ Harris    2* (2b)      KJ O'Brien    10-1-43-3
JR Hopes    11* (10b 1x4)      AR Cusack    7-0-33-1

48.1

Rankin to Hopes, 1 run, slaps a ball away towards mid wicket

48.2

Rankin to Harris, 1 leg bye, tries to pulls one that is a bit close to his body, ball runs to third man

48.3

Rankin to Hopes, OUT, aims a big drive at a yorker and loses his leg stump in spectacular fashion

JR Hopes b Rankin 12 (22m 12b 1x4 0x6) SR: 100.00

McKay comes in with 9 balls to make a hero of himself

48.4

Rankin to McKay, 1 wide, leg side, tries to glance and misses

48.4

Rankin to McKay, 1 run, digs out a yorker to the onside

48.5

Rankin to Harris, 1 run, drives to mid off and takes off, the throw hits but he is well home

48.6

Rankin to McKay, 1 run, plays to mid wicket, that's it for Boyd Rankin - an impressive effort 10-1-45-2

End of over 49 (6 runs) Australia 226/8 (RR: 4.61)
CJ McKay    2* (2b)      WB Rankin    10-1-45-2
RJ Harris    3* (4b)      KJ O'Brien    10-1-43-3

Cusack back to finish it for Ireland

49.1

Cusack to McKay, 1 run, swings a length ball out to deep square leg

49.2

Cusack to Harris, 1 run, keeps it full, drives to long off

49.3

Cusack to McKay, 1 run, drives to the bowler who fields well, he had the chance to run out McKay but misses with the underhand throw

49.4

Cusack to Harris, no run, aims a dirty slog, getting an inside edge into his pad

49.5

Cusack to Harris, 2 runs, aims a lofted drive, but toes it just short of long on, Mooney makes a great effort but can't get there in time

49.6

Cusack to Harris, OUT, lofts him again, gets it better than the previous shot - but it is held just inside the rope at long on.

RJ Harris c Mooney b Cusack 6 (10m 8b 0x4 0x6) SR: 75.00

An excellent effort by the home team - keeping the Aussies to 9/231. Make sure you join us for the run chase in around 45 minutes time. In the meantime, Check out All the World Cup news from ESPNsoccernet … Harry Kewell has launched an attack on the Australian media, accusing them of making up stories and colluding to undermine the Socceroos' World Cup campaign.

End of over 50 (5 runs) Australia 231/9
     AR Cusack    8-0-38-2
CJ McKay    4* (4b)      WB Rankin    10-1-45-2
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