Pakistan tour of Ireland, 2011 / Commentary

Pakistan in Ireland ODI Series - 2nd ODI

Ireland v Pakistan

Pakistan won by 5 wickets (with 8 balls remaining)

23.6

Mohammad Hafeez to Cusack, no run, plays back in the crease and defends this one forward

Ireland 108/2   AR Cusack 0* (1b)

24.5

Hammad Azam to Cusack, no run, pitched up and driven to the man in the covers

24.6

Hammad Azam to Cusack, no run, pitched up and hit to mid-off. Ireland will need to keep it steady here.

Ireland 109/2   AR Cusack 0* (3b)

25.2

Mohammad Hafeez to Cusack, no run, outside off stump and Cusack played inside the line

25.3

Mohammad Hafeez to Cusack, no run, goes back and hits it to mid-on

25.4

Mohammad Hafeez to Cusack, 1 run, hit back past the bowler to long-off

25.6

Mohammad Hafeez to Cusack, 1 run, goes onto leg stump and Cusack turns it round the corner

Ireland 113/2   AR Cusack 2* (7b)

26.1

Hammad Azam to Cusack, no run, bowled on middle stump and hits Cusack on the pads. They all shout although it was going to high

26.2

Hammad Azam to Cusack, no run, big shout from Pakistan. They think they have Cusack caught behind. The umpire doesnt move

26.3

Hammad Azam to Cusack, 1 run, hit square of the wicket on the off side

26.5

Hammad Azam to Cusack, no run, outside off stump and Cusack goes for a big hit and misses

26.6

Hammad Azam to Cusack, no run, outside off stump and he gets an edge this time. A thick edge which flies to third man

Ireland 115/2   AR Cusack 3* (12b)

27.3

Mohammad Hafeez to Cusack, no run, goes back in the crease and hits back to the bowler

27.4

Mohammad Hafeez to Cusack, no run, same shot. Same result

27.5

Mohammad Hafeez to Cusack, no run, hit back to the bowler again

27.6

Mohammad Hafeez to Cusack, no run, goes back and back to the bowler.Pakistan are really slowing the run rate here

Ireland 116/2   AR Cusack 3* (16b)

28.2

Hammad Azam to Cusack, no run, hits Cusack on the pads and a big shout. Umpire just shakes his head

28.3

Hammad Azam to Cusack, 1 run, cut to the point boundary. right to the fielder

Ireland 118/2   AR Cusack 4* (18b)

29.5

Mohammad Hafeez to Cusack, no run, pitched up and defended back to the bowler

29.6

Mohammad Hafeez to Cusack, 1 run, hit through mid-wicket and jogged through for the single

Ireland 131/2   AR Cusack 6* (20b)

30.1

Hammad Azam to Cusack, no run, pitched up and hit to mid-off

30.2

Hammad Azam to Cusack, no run, straighter ball hit back to the bowler

30.3

Hammad Azam to Cusack, 4 leg byes, too far down legside and goes off the pad to the boundary

30.4

Hammad Azam to Cusack, no run, outside off stump and let through to the keeper

30.5

Hammad Azam to Cusack, 1 run, shorter and hit to the left of the man in the covers

Ireland 136/2   AR Cusack 7* (25b)

31.1

Mohammad Hafeez to Cusack, 1 run, goes back in the crease and hits it to the square off bounary

31.3

Mohammad Hafeez to Cusack, 1 run, hit back past the bowlere to long off

31.5

Mohammad Hafeez to Cusack, 2 runs, paddles the ball round the corner and runs two easily

31.6

Mohammad Hafeez to Cusack, no run, driven back to the bowler

Ireland 146/2   AR Cusack 11* (29b)

32.3

Umar Gul to Cusack, no run, short delivery cut to the man at point

32.4

Umar Gul to Cusack, no run, full delivery hits Cusack on the pads. No shout from the bowler

32.5

Umar Gul to Cusack, no run, full delivery hit back past the bowler. Mid-off fields so no run

32.6

Umar Gul to Cusack, no run, shorter delivery cramped cusack for room. Hit down into the ground

Ireland 147/2   AR Cusack 11* (33b)

33.3

Hammad Azam to Cusack, 1 run, inside edge on to the pads and good running from Stirling

Ireland 149/2   AR Cusack 12* (34b)

34.2

Umar Gul to Cusack, no run, yorker length from Gul hit hard by Cusack to mid-off

34.3

Umar Gul to Cusack, 1 run, shorter delivery which Cusack plays down into the ground and they scamper through

34.6

Umar Gul to Cusack, 1 run, lots of bounce outside off stump and run of the face of the bat to third man

Ireland 154/2   AR Cusack 14* (37b)

35.1

Hammad Azam to Cusack, no run, outside off stump and Cusack plays and misses at the ball

35.2

Hammad Azam to Cusack, 1 run, mucher fuller from Azam and driven to the cover boundary. Here is Stirling's chance

35.5

Hammad Azam to Cusack, no run, hit back to the bowler

35.6

Hammad Azam to Cusack, 1 run, hit wide of the man at mid-wicket

Ireland 157/2   AR Cusack 16* (43b)

36.1

Saeed Ajmal to Cusack, no run, hit back to the bowler

36.2

Saeed Ajmal to Cusack, no run, hit back to the bowler agin

36.3

Saeed Ajmal to Cusack, no run, hit back to the bowler. Runs have dried up here

36.4

Saeed Ajmal to Cusack, no run, same ball, same result

36.5

Saeed Ajmal to Cusack, 1 run, went down legside and driven to the man at deep mid-wicket

Ireland 158/2   AR Cusack 17* (48b)

37.2

Hammad Azam to Cusack, 1 run, full delivery driven past the man at mid-on

37.6

Hammad Azam to Cusack, 1 run, hit back past the bowler to long on

Ireland 163/2   AR Cusack 19* (50b)

38.1

Saeed Ajmal to Cusack, no run, just outside off stump and hit back to the bowler

38.2

Saeed Ajmal to Cusack, 2 runs, goes back in the crease and pulls it to the square leg boundary

38.3

Saeed Ajmal to Cusack, no run, plays inside the line and it goes through to Salman

38.4

Saeed Ajmal to Cusack, no run, doesnt move his feet and hits it onto the legside

38.5

Saeed Ajmal to Cusack, 2 runs, goes for the big hit over the bowler head and drops just in front of the long off fielder

38.6

Saeed Ajmal to Cusack, no run, pitched up and hit back to the bowler

Ireland 167/2   AR Cusack 23* (56b)

39.2

Junaid Khan to Cusack, no run, fuller outside off stump and hit to the man at point

39.3

Junaid Khan to Cusack, no run, pitched up again and hit straight to the man at mid-off

39.4

Junaid Khan to Cusack, 2 runs, drifted onto leg stump and driven through mid-wicket.

39.5

Junaid Khan to Cusack, 1 run, strayed onto leg stump and hit through square leg

Ireland 171/2   AR Cusack 26* (60b)

40.1

Saeed Ajmal to Cusack, no run, straight and hit back to the bowler

40.2

Saeed Ajmal to Cusack, 2 wides, down legside. ireland are going to need to push the pace up here

40.3

Saeed Ajmal to Cusack, no run, came down the pitch and missed. Easy stumping for Salman. Kevin o'brien has now been sent in to push up the run rate. Lets see if it works

Ireland 174/3   AR Cusack 26* (61b)
Series Results
Ireland v Pakistan at Belfast - May 30, 2011
Pakistan won by 5 wickets (with 8 balls remaining)
Ireland v Pakistan at Belfast - May 28, 2011
Pakistan won by 7 wickets (with 51 balls remaining) (D/L method)
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Photos

May 30, 2011

Pakistan celebrate after winning the series 2-0, Ireland v Pakistan, 2nd ODI, Belfast, May 30, 2011

Pakistan celebrate after winning the series 2-0

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May 30, 2011

Younis Khan top scored for Pakistan with 64, Ireland v Pakistan, 2nd ODI, Belfast, May 30, 2011

Younis Khan top scored for Pakistan with 64

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