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)

The players are back out and Hafeez and Taufeeq are out in the middle for Pakistan Rankin to open the bowling for Ireland

0.1

Rankin to Mohammad Hafeez, no run, fast and full outside off stump to start from Rankin. Left well alone

0.2

Rankin to Mohammad Hafeez, no run, lots of bounce from Rankin. Hafeez can only block it into the ground

0.3

Rankin to Mohammad Hafeez, no run, wide ouside off again and throught to the keeper

0.4

Rankin to Mohammad Hafeez, no run, on middle stump and can only be hit back to the bowler

0.5

Rankin to Mohammad Hafeez, no run, great short ball from Rankin. Hafeez plays inside the line and only JUST misses it

0.6

Rankin to Mohammad Hafeez, no run, full delivery to end the over hit to point. Thats a maiden to start

End of over 1 (maiden) Pakistan 0/0 (239 runs required from 49 overs, RR: 0.00, RRR: 4.87)
Mohammad Hafeez    0* (6b)      WB Rankin    1-1-0-0
Taufeeq Umar    0* (0b)     

1.1

Johnston to Taufeeq Umar, 1 wide, full and wide outside off stump, too wide.

1.1

Johnston to Taufeeq Umar, no run, hit on the pad, it was going down legside so there was no shout from the bowler

1.2

Johnston to Taufeeq Umar, no run, full delivery, bump ball hit back at the bowler. Johnston throws the ball at the stumps and hits Taufeeq on the back

1.3

Johnston to Taufeeq Umar, no run, full delivery hit to Mooney at mid-wicket

1.4

Johnston to Taufeeq Umar, 1 run, swings in a bit and hits Taufeeq's inside edge and past the keeper

1.5

Johnston to Mohammad Hafeez, OUT, what a start for Ireland. Johnston pitches the ball up well and Hafeez can only chip the ball up to White at mid-on. Too say Johnston is happy would be an understatement.

Mohammad Hafeez c White b Johnston 0 (1m 7b 0x4 0x6) SR: 0.00

1.6

Johnston to Azhar Ali, no run, goes onto leg stump and hit to mid-on

End of over 2 (2 runs) Pakistan 2/1 (237 runs required from 48 overs, RR: 1.00, RRR: 4.93)
Azhar Ali    0* (1b)      DT Johnston    1-0-2-1
Taufeeq Umar    1* (4b)      WB Rankin    1-1-0-0

2.1

Rankin to Taufeeq Umar, no run, wide outside off stump and through to the keeper. Taufeeq didnt have to play that

2.2

Rankin to Taufeeq Umar, no run, short outside off stump and Taufeeq misses the cut shot

2.3

Rankin to Taufeeq Umar, no run, fuller this time and the drive is hit to mid-on

2.4

Rankin to Taufeeq Umar, 1 run, well played by Taufeeq. He used the high of the ball to guide it to third man

2.5

Rankin to Azhar Ali, no run, bounced up high from a full length delivery. Azhar can only defend it in front of his face

2.6

Rankin to Azhar Ali, no run, fuller and straight from Rank, could only be defended back

End of over 3 (1 run) Pakistan 3/1 (236 runs required from 47 overs, RR: 1.00, RRR: 5.02)
Azhar Ali    0* (3b)      WB Rankin    2-1-1-0
Taufeeq Umar    2* (8b)      DT Johnston    1-0-2-1

3.1

Johnston to Taufeeq Umar, FOUR, pitched up on a good length by Johnston. Smacked back past him to the long on rope

3.2

Johnston to Taufeeq Umar, 1 run, guided off the face of the bat to third man

3.3

Johnston to Azhar Ali, no run, good length again from Johnston. Hit to O'Brien in the covers

3.4

Johnston to Azhar Ali, no run, shorter that time and Azhar made sure he got his bat out of the way

3.5

Johnston to Azhar Ali, no run, full delivery hit back past the bowler to mid-on

3.6

Johnston to Azhar Ali, no run, good delivery on middle stump, just defended back down the pitch

It might be a blow to Ireland here. Rankin has gone down on the pitch and the psyhio is on the ground working on his back. It looks like he is going to have to go off the pitch. Poynter is on as 12th man

End of over 4 (5 runs) Pakistan 8/1 (231 runs required from 46 overs, RR: 2.00, RRR: 5.02)
Azhar Ali    0* (7b)      DT Johnston    2-0-7-1
Taufeeq Umar    7* (10b 1x4)      WB Rankin    2-1-1-0

4.1

Mooney to Taufeeq Umar, FOUR, full delivery hit back past the bowler to the rope

4.2

Mooney to Taufeeq Umar, no run, straighter that time and cramped Taufeeq for room. Could only defend it back

4.3

Mooney to Taufeeq Umar, 1 run, hit high in the ai. Poynter was running back from square leg and just couldnt reel it in. Hard to call that a drop though

4.4

Mooney to Azhar Ali, no run, hit to mid-off

4.5

Mooney to Azhar Ali, 2 runs, strayed down legside and driven through mid-wicket for two

4.6

Mooney to Azhar Ali, no run, wide outside off stump, hit hard. Porterfield makes a great diving stop to stop the single

End of over 5 (7 runs) Pakistan 15/1 (224 runs required from 45 overs, RR: 3.00, RRR: 4.97)
Azhar Ali    2* (10b)      JF Mooney    1-0-7-0
Taufeeq Umar    12* (13b 2x4)      DT Johnston    2-0-7-1

5.1

Johnston to Taufeeq Umar, 1 run, drifted down onto leg stump and clipped round the corner

5.2

Johnston to Azhar Ali, FOUR, more width outside off stump and is cut away through point to the ropes

5.3

Johnston to Azhar Ali, no run, alot less room that time, defended to point

5.4

Johnston to Azhar Ali, no run, shorter delivery comes off of Azhar's outside edge and to the man at point

5.5

Johnston to Azhar Ali, 2 runs, fuller delivery on middle stump, hit right of the man at mid-on

5.6

Johnston to Azhar Ali, 1 run, outside off stump again, rose onto his toes and played it down to third man

Wilson has just had a helmet brought out and is standing up to Mooney

End of over 6 (8 runs) Pakistan 23/1 (216 runs required from 44 overs, RR: 3.83, RRR: 4.90)
Azhar Ali    9* (15b 1x4)      DT Johnston    3-0-15-1
Taufeeq Umar    13* (14b 2x4)      JF Mooney    1-0-7-0

6.1

Mooney to Azhar Ali, no run, outside off stump and through to Wilson

6.2

Mooney to Azhar Ali, no run, shorter that time, driven off the back foot to the man at mid-off

6.3

Mooney to Azhar Ali, FOUR, hit back past the bowler and mid-on cannot stop it

6.4

Mooney to Azhar Ali, no run, short outside off stump again. Azhar cuts it to point

6.5

Mooney to Azhar Ali, no run, going down legside and hits the pad. Square leg runs in to stop the single

6.6

Mooney to Azhar Ali, 1 run, hit to the left of mid-on. He throws at the bowlers stumps and Azhar is well home

End of over 7 (5 runs) Pakistan 28/1 (211 runs required from 43 overs, RR: 4.00, RRR: 4.90)
Azhar Ali    14* (21b 2x4)      JF Mooney    2-0-12-0
Taufeeq Umar    13* (14b 2x4)      DT Johnston    3-0-15-1

7.1

Johnston to Azhar Ali, no run, full length delivery hit to the man at point

7.2

Johnston to Azhar Ali, FOUR, too short and too wide outside off stump by Johnston, Hit hard to the square boundary on the off side

7.3

Johnston to Azhar Ali, no run, less room that time from one which came in a bit. Could only be defended back to the bowler

7.4

Johnston to Azhar Ali, no run, full delivery outside off stump, hit to the man at point

7.5

Johnston to Azhar Ali, 1 run, outside off stump again, lets it run off the face of the bat to third man

7.6

Johnston to Taufeeq Umar, no run, fast short delivery from Johnston which Taufeeq lets go outside the off stump

End of over 8 (5 runs) Pakistan 33/1 (206 runs required from 42 overs, RR: 4.12, RRR: 4.90)
Taufeeq Umar    13* (15b 2x4)      DT Johnston    4-0-20-1
Azhar Ali    19* (26b 3x4)      JF Mooney    2-0-12-0

8.1

Mooney to Azhar Ali, no run, good length delivery from Mooney, Azhar goes for a cut and misses

8.2

Mooney to Azhar Ali, no run, on middle stump and defended forward, back to the bowler

8.3

Mooney to Azhar Ali, 2 runs, a little bit too short and Azhar hits it high over mid-on

8.4

Mooney to Azhar Ali, no run, wider and fuller delivery hit to the man at point

8.5

Mooney to Azhar Ali, no run, good length from Mooney, hit to the man at point

8.6

Mooney to Azhar Ali, no run, another good length delivery hit again to point

Rankin has just come back on the ground

End of over 9 (2 runs) Pakistan 35/1 (204 runs required from 41 overs, RR: 3.88, RRR: 4.97)
Azhar Ali    21* (32b 3x4)      JF Mooney    3-0-14-0
Taufeeq Umar    13* (15b 2x4)      DT Johnston    4-0-20-1

9.1

Cusack to Taufeeq Umar, no run, great first delivery. OUtside off stump came off the edge and dropped just in front of second slip

9.2

Cusack to Taufeeq Umar, no run, good length delivery outside off stump, defended back to the bowler

9.3

Cusack to Taufeeq Umar, no run, good length on middle stump defended back

9.4

Cusack to Taufeeq Umar, no run, on middle stump again and hit to the man in the covers

9.5

Cusack to Taufeeq Umar, no run, a consistent line from Cusack, defended to the man in the covers

9.6

Cusack to Taufeeq Umar, no run, strayed down legside a little, Taufeeq still defended it forward

The bowling powerplay has just been taken. Johnston has changed ends

End of over 10 (maiden) Pakistan 35/1 (204 runs required from 40 overs, RR: 3.50, RRR: 5.10)
Taufeeq Umar    13* (21b 2x4)      AR Cusack    1-1-0-0
Azhar Ali    21* (32b 3x4)      JF Mooney    3-0-14-0

10.1

Mooney to Azhar Ali, no run, short delivery on the middle stump, Azhar had come down the wicket and hit it to the cover fielder

10.2

Mooney to Azhar Ali, no run, wide one outside off stump which Azhar tries to cut. he misses and it goes to the keeper

10.3

Mooney to Azhar Ali, 1 run, short delivery on leg stump that Azhar hits into the ground.

10.4

Mooney to Taufeeq Umar, no run, full delivery which hits Taufeeq on the pads. No shout from the bowler

10.5

Mooney to Taufeeq Umar, no run, on middle stump again, played forward to and hit to mid-wicket

10.6

Mooney to Taufeeq Umar, 1 run, short and wide outside off stump, Taufeeq gets a thick edge and it goes down to third man

End of over 11 (2 runs) Pakistan 37/1 (202 runs required from 39 overs, RR: 3.36, RRR: 5.17)
Taufeeq Umar    14* (24b 2x4)      JF Mooney    4-0-16-0
Azhar Ali    22* (35b 3x4)      AR Cusack    1-1-0-0

11.1

Cusack to Taufeeq Umar, 2 runs, wide of off stump and guided off the face of the bat to third man

11.2

Cusack to Taufeeq Umar, 1 run, straighter that time from Cusack, driven off the legs to the left of mid-on

11.3

Cusack to Azhar Ali, no run, shorter delivery outside off stump, hit to the cover fielder

11.4

Cusack to Azhar Ali, 2 runs, wide of off stump, cut past the point fielder who dives and could not cut it off

11.5

Cusack to Azhar Ali, no run, on leg stump and knocked to the man at mid-wicket

11.6

Cusack to Azhar Ali, no run, full delivery, played very carefully forward by Azhar

End of over 12 (5 runs) Pakistan 42/1 (197 runs required from 38 overs, RR: 3.50, RRR: 5.18)
Azhar Ali    24* (39b 3x4)      AR Cusack    2-1-5-0
Taufeeq Umar    17* (26b 2x4)      JF Mooney    4-0-16-0

12.1

Johnston to Taufeeq Umar, 1 run, on leg stump and pulled round the corner

12.2

Johnston to Azhar Ali, no run, shorter delivery which spat up and was cut to the point fielder

12.3

Johnston to Azhar Ali, no run, slower delivery on middle stump, hit back to the bowler

12.4

Johnston to Azhar Ali, no run, full length again hit to the covers

12.5

Johnston to Azhar Ali, no run, good length from Johnston, could only be hit to the man in the covers

12.6

Johnston to Azhar Ali, 1 run, wider outside off stump cut past the fielder at point

End of over 13 (2 runs) Pakistan 44/1 (195 runs required from 37 overs, RR: 3.38, RRR: 5.27)
Azhar Ali    25* (44b 3x4)      DT Johnston    5-0-22-1
Taufeeq Umar    18* (27b 2x4)      AR Cusack    2-1-5-0

13.1

Cusack to Azhar Ali, no run, outside off stump and hit gently to point

13.2

Cusack to Azhar Ali, no run, on middle stump and hit back to the bowler

13.3

Cusack to Azhar Ali, 1 run, going down leg stump and driven to the man at mid-on

13.4

Cusack to Taufeeq Umar, 1 run, strayed down legside again, clipped off the legs and fielded at fine leg

13.5

Cusack to Azhar Ali, 1 run, more bounce that time from Cusack. Azhar tried to keep the ball down and hit it to third man

we have a new bat being sent out for Taufeeq

13.6

Cusack to Taufeeq Umar, no run, full outside off stump and defened back to the bowlers end

End of over 14 (3 runs) Pakistan 47/1 (192 runs required from 36 overs, RR: 3.35, RRR: 5.33)
Taufeeq Umar    19* (29b 2x4)      AR Cusack    3-1-8-0
Azhar Ali    27* (48b 3x4)      DT Johnston    5-0-22-1

14.1

Rankin to Azhar Ali, no run, short delivery hit back to mid-on

14.2

Rankin to Azhar Ali, 1 run, short ball which rared up and Azhar fended it off and they run a quick one

14.3

Rankin to Taufeeq Umar, no run, on middle stump and hit back to the bowler

14.4

Rankin to Taufeeq Umar, no run, it was wide outside off stump and Taufeeq played and missed at it

14.5

Rankin to Taufeeq Umar, no run, good length ball from Rankin hit to point

14.6

Rankin to Taufeeq Umar, no run, good length again by the bowler and just hit back to him

End of over 15 (1 run) Pakistan 48/1 (191 runs required from 35 overs, RR: 3.20, RRR: 5.45)
Taufeeq Umar    19* (33b 2x4)      WB Rankin    3-1-2-0
Azhar Ali    28* (50b 3x4)      AR Cusack    3-1-8-0

15.1

Cusack to Azhar Ali, no run, on middle stump with a little away swing, hit gently back to the bowler

15.2

Cusack to Azhar Ali, 1 run, on middle stump and hit back past the bowler. White runs in quickly from mid-on and throws at the stumps. If he had hit Azhar would have been out

15.3

Cusack to Taufeeq Umar, SIX, massive hit back over the bowlers head. Just picked up a good length ball and hit it a mile

15.4

Cusack to Taufeeq Umar, no run, fuller that time from Cusack and hit back to the bowler

15.5

Cusack to Taufeeq Umar, 1 run, wider off off stump and hit through the covers

15.6

Cusack to Azhar Ali, no run, on a straight line and could only be hit back to the bowler

There are some dark clouds coming over the ground. Hopefully we will have no more interruptions

End of over 16 (8 runs) Pakistan 56/1 (183 runs required from 34 overs, RR: 3.50, RRR: 5.38)
Azhar Ali    29* (53b 3x4)      AR Cusack    4-1-16-0
Taufeeq Umar    26* (36b 2x4 1x6)      WB Rankin    3-1-2-0

16.1

Rankin to Taufeeq Umar, no run, short delivery from Rankin, hit to mid-off

16.2

Rankin to Taufeeq Umar, FOUR, fuller delivery from the bowler, driven past mid-on to the ropes

16.3

Rankin to Taufeeq Umar, 1 run, wide outside off stump, guided down to the third man

16.4

Rankin to Azhar Ali, 1 run, good length ball, driven to the sweeper on the cover boundary

Its started drizzling

16.5

Rankin to Taufeeq Umar, no run, good length ball hit to the point fielder

16.6

Rankin to Taufeeq Umar, no run, good length ball, well defended forward and they think of a quick run, then decide the better of it

End of over 17 (6 runs) Pakistan 62/1 (177 runs required from 33 overs, RR: 3.64, RRR: 5.36)
Taufeeq Umar    31* (41b 3x4 1x6)      WB Rankin    4-1-8-0
Azhar Ali    30* (54b 3x4)      AR Cusack    4-1-16-0

17.1

O'Brien to Azhar Ali, 1 run, pitched up and outside off stump, cut late to the third man

17.2

O'Brien to Taufeeq Umar, 1 run, went too far onto the leg stump and hits the pad and goes down to fine leg

17.3

O'Brien to Azhar Ali, no run, full delivery, good shot from Azhar which is driven to the man in the covers for no run

17.4

O'Brien to Azhar Ali, 1 run, good length delivery driven back past the bowler, great stop by White to keep it to one

17.5

O'Brien to Taufeeq Umar, OUT, full delivery again from O'Brien and it pops up to Stirling at mid-wicket. Big Wicket for Ireland

Taufeeq Umar c Stirling b O'Brien 31 (74m 43b 3x4 1x6) SR: 72.09

17.6

O'Brien to Younis Khan, 2 runs, strays down legside and clipped off the legs. Should have only been one run there but great running makes it two

End of over 18 (5 runs) Pakistan 67/2 (172 runs required from 32 overs, RR: 3.72, RRR: 5.37)
Younis Khan    2* (1b)      KJ O'Brien    1-0-4-1
Azhar Ali    32* (57b 3x4)      WB Rankin    4-1-8-0

18.1

Rankin to Azhar Ali, no run, im sure he is glad he is wearing a box today. a good length delivery from Rankin hits Azhar somewhere very painful

18.2

Rankin to Azhar Ali, no run, short delivery defended back to the bowler

18.3

Rankin to Azhar Ali, 1 run, went down legside and clipped by Azhar to fine leg

18.4

Rankin to Younis Khan, no run, full delivery played off the face of the bat. Porterfield runs in from point to field

18.5

Rankin to Younis Khan, no run, short delivery defended back to the bowler

18.6

Rankin to Younis Khan, 1 run, good length delivery from Rankin, Younis drops it down at his feet. They run a quick single

End of over 19 (2 runs) Pakistan 69/2 (170 runs required from 31 overs, RR: 3.63, RRR: 5.48)
Younis Khan    3* (4b)      WB Rankin    5-1-10-0
Azhar Ali    33* (60b 3x4)      KJ O'Brien    1-0-4-1

19.1

O'Brien to Younis Khan, 1 run, good length from the bowler, hit to the sweeper on the cover boundary

19.2

O'Brien to Azhar Ali, no run, hit back to the bowler

19.3

O'Brien to Azhar Ali, 1 run, hit off the leg stump and round for a single

19.4

O'Brien to Younis Khan, no run, full length, hit to the fielder at point

19.5

O'Brien to Younis Khan, 1 run, hit to the sweeper on the cover boundary. Ireland are keeping things very tight

19.6

O'Brien to Azhar Ali, FOUR, full length ball again from O'Brien, driven hard through mid-on to the ropes

End of over 20 (7 runs) Pakistan 76/2 (163 runs required from 30 overs, RR: 3.80, RRR: 5.43)
Azhar Ali    38* (63b 4x4)      KJ O'Brien    2-0-11-1
Younis Khan    5* (7b)      WB Rankin    5-1-10-0

20.1

Rankin to Younis Khan, no run, short delivery outside off stump, cut hard by Younis and Porterfield makes a great stop at point

20.2

Rankin to Younis Khan, no run, full delivery on middle stump hit to mid-on

20.3

Rankin to Younis Khan, 1 run, on legstump from Rankin, inside edge onto the pads and they run a quick single

20.4

Rankin to Azhar Ali, 1 run, on leg stump again and hit through the vacant mid-wicket area

20.5

Rankin to Younis Khan, 1 run, down legside again and clipped of the legs. Poynter runs in from the square leg boundary to field

20.6

Rankin to Azhar Ali, 1 wide, too far down legside from Rankin

20.6

Rankin to Azhar Ali, OUT, and another one goes down for Pakistan. Rankin sent another fast delivery outside off stump, Azhar had to play at it. It took the edge and flew to Stirling at first slip

Azhar Ali c Stirling b Rankin 39 (83m 65b 4x4 0x6) SR: 60.00

End of over 21 (4 runs) Pakistan 80/3 (159 runs required from 29 overs, RR: 3.80, RRR: 5.48)
     WB Rankin    6-1-14-1
Younis Khan    7* (11b)      KJ O'Brien    2-0-11-1

21.1

O'Brien to Younis Khan, no run, short delivery, hit back past the bowler to mid-off

21.2

O'Brien to Younis Khan, 1 leg bye, pitched up from O'Brien, hits Younis on the pads. Big shout from the bowler and the keeper. Umpire Gould shakes his head

21.3

O'Brien to Misbah-ul-Haq, no run, full delivery again, hit back to mid-off

21.4

O'Brien to Misbah-ul-Haq, no run, drifted onto legstump and drops into the legside

21.5

O'Brien to Misbah-ul-Haq, no run, good length ball outside off stump, left well by Misbah

21.6

O'Brien to Misbah-ul-Haq, no run, hit back to the bowler

End of over 22 (1 run) Pakistan 81/3 (158 runs required from 28 overs, RR: 3.68, RRR: 5.64)
Misbah-ul-Haq    0* (4b)      KJ O'Brien    3-0-11-1
Younis Khan    7* (13b)      WB Rankin    6-1-14-1

22.1

Mooney to Younis Khan, no run, pitched up and hit to mid-on

22.2

Mooney to Younis Khan, no run, pitched up again, hit to mid-on again

22.3

Mooney to Younis Khan, 1 run, shorter delivery on leg stump, clipped off the legs to fine leg

22.4

Mooney to Misbah-ul-Haq, 1 run, going down legside again and Misbah reached out and drove it through mid-wicket

22.5

Mooney to Younis Khan, no run, good length from Mooney, hit on the up and drops just in front of Johnston at mid-on

22.6

Mooney to Younis Khan, no run, on middle stump and hit back to Mooney

End of over 23 (2 runs) Pakistan 83/3 (156 runs required from 27 overs, RR: 3.60, RRR: 5.77)
Younis Khan    8* (18b)      JF Mooney    4-0-16-0
Misbah-ul-Haq    1* (5b)      KJ O'Brien    3-0-11-1

23.1

O'Brien to Misbah-ul-Haq, 2 runs, goes a little too far down legside and clipped round the corner for two

23.2

O'Brien to Misbah-ul-Haq, no run, fuller delivery, hit forward back down the wicket

23.3

O'Brien to Misbah-ul-Haq, no run, inswinger from O'Brien hit to the fielder at mid-wicket

23.4

O'Brien to Misbah-ul-Haq, no run, pitched up and defended forward

23.5

O'Brien to Misbah-ul-Haq, 1 run, more room outside off stump and cut past the man at point

23.6

O'Brien to Younis Khan, no run, good length again from O'Brien, hit to mid-off

There are lots of black clouds coming over the ground. looks like we might have rain soon.

End of over 24 (3 runs) Pakistan 86/3 (153 runs required from 26 overs, RR: 3.58, RRR: 5.88)
Younis Khan    8* (19b)      KJ O'Brien    4-0-14-1
Misbah-ul-Haq    4* (10b)      JF Mooney    4-0-16-0

24.1

Mooney to Misbah-ul-Haq, 1 run, down legside and clipped of the legs to the square leg boundary

24.2

Mooney to Younis Khan, no run, pitched up this time and Joyce cuts off the drive at extra cover

24.3

Mooney to Younis Khan, no run, wider of off stump and cut off by Porterfield at point

24.4

Mooney to Younis Khan, no run, full delivery hit again to Joyce at extra cover

24.5

Mooney to Younis Khan, 1 run, good length ball outside off stump, Younis went back in the crease and guided it to the left of point

24.6

Mooney to Misbah-ul-Haq, no run, full delivery hit back to the bowler

End of over 25 (2 runs) Pakistan 88/3 (151 runs required from 25 overs, RR: 3.52, RRR: 6.04)
Misbah-ul-Haq    5* (12b)      JF Mooney    5-0-18-0
Younis Khan    9* (23b)      KJ O'Brien    4-0-14-1

25.1

Jones to Younis Khan, 1 run, almost a full toss from Jones hit to long off

25.2

Jones to Misbah-ul-Haq, 1 run, full again hit to long off

25.3

Jones to Younis Khan, FOUR, clipped off the hips to fine leg

25.4

Jones to Younis Khan, 1 run, hit to long off

25.5

Jones to Misbah-ul-Haq, 1 run, outside off stump and guided past point.

25.6

Jones to Younis Khan, no run, hit back past the bowler. An expensive over there from Jones

End of over 26 (8 runs) Pakistan 96/3 (143 runs required from 24 overs, RR: 3.69, RRR: 5.95)
Younis Khan    15* (27b 1x4)      NG Jones    1-0-8-0
Misbah-ul-Haq    7* (14b)      JF Mooney    5-0-18-0

26.1

Mooney to Misbah-ul-Haq, no run, right on the button from Mooney could only be hit back to him

26.2

Mooney to Misbah-ul-Haq, no run, pitched by again and hit hard back past him to mid-on

26.3

Mooney to Misbah-ul-Haq, 1 run, shorter from Mooney, pulled to the man on the square leg boundary

26.4

Mooney to Younis Khan, no run, outside off stump and straight to point

26.5

Mooney to Younis Khan, no run, outside off stump again and to the man at point

26.6

Mooney to Younis Khan, no run, outside off stump and went for the big drive. It hit off Younis edge and just dropped short of Porterfield at point

End of over 27 (1 run) Pakistan 97/3 (142 runs required from 23 overs, RR: 3.59, RRR: 6.17)
Younis Khan    15* (30b 1x4)      JF Mooney    6-0-19-0
Misbah-ul-Haq    8* (17b)      NG Jones    1-0-8-0

27.1

Jones to Misbah-ul-Haq, no run, on middle stump and hit to mid-off

27.2

Jones to Misbah-ul-Haq, no run, outside off stump and hit to point

27.3

Jones to Misbah-ul-Haq, no run, on middle stump and back to the bowler

27.4

Jones to Misbah-ul-Haq, no run, outside off stump and hit to point

27.5

Jones to Misbah-ul-Haq, no run, on middle stump again, hit back to the bowler

27.6

Jones to Misbah-ul-Haq, 1 run, strayed down legstump and clipped through square leg for a single. Much better control from Jones

End of over 28 (1 run) Pakistan 98/3 (141 runs required from 22 overs, RR: 3.50, RRR: 6.40)
Misbah-ul-Haq    9* (23b)      NG Jones    2-0-9-0
Younis Khan    15* (30b 1x4)      JF Mooney    6-0-19-0

28.1

Cusack to Misbah-ul-Haq, no run, on middle stump to start and hit back to the bowler

28.2

Cusack to Misbah-ul-Haq, no run, more room outside off stump and cut to point

28.3

Cusack to Misbah-ul-Haq, no run, great stop by Porterfield at point, it was cut hard to him

28.4

Cusack to Misbah-ul-Haq, no run, outside off stump and to Mooney at extra cover

28.5

Cusack to Misbah-ul-Haq, 1 run, down legside and to the man on the deep square leg boundary

28.6

Cusack to Younis Khan, 1 run, outside off stump and cut down to third man

The run rate is now over 6 and a half an over

End of over 29 (2 runs) Pakistan 100/3 (139 runs required from 21 overs, RR: 3.44, RRR: 6.61)
Younis Khan    16* (31b 1x4)      AR Cusack    5-1-18-0
Misbah-ul-Haq    10* (28b)      NG Jones    2-0-9-0

29.1

Jones to Younis Khan, 1 run, outside off stump and the fielder runs in from extra cover to get the ball

29.2

Jones to Misbah-ul-Haq, no run, bowled on middle stump and hit back to the bowler

29.3

Jones to Misbah-ul-Haq, no run, slower delivery from Jones. It popped up off the bat and landed safely in front of the wicket

29.4

Jones to Misbah-ul-Haq, no run, on middle stump again and just defended back

29.5

Jones to Misbah-ul-Haq, 1 run, hit back past the bowler and cut off at mid-off

29.6

Jones to Younis Khan, 3 runs, clipped off the legs and Rankin runs hard to cut it off before it gets to the fine leg boundary. Johnston then throws it in

End of over 30 (5 runs) Pakistan 105/3 (134 runs required from 20 overs, RR: 3.50, RRR: 6.70)
Younis Khan    20* (33b 1x4)      NG Jones    3-0-14-0
Misbah-ul-Haq    11* (32b)      AR Cusack    5-1-18-0

30.1

Cusack to Younis Khan, no run, on middle stump and back to the bowler

30.2

Cusack to Younis Khan, 4 leg byes, strayed down legstump and hits the pad and all the way to the fine leg boundary

30.3

Cusack to Younis Khan, 1 run, wider of off stump and cut to the sweeper on the cover boundary

30.4

Cusack to Misbah-ul-Haq, no run, straighter this time and hits Misbah's pad's. No shout for LBW

30.5

Cusack to Misbah-ul-Haq, no run, outside off stump and cut to point

30.6

Cusack to Misbah-ul-Haq, no run, on legstump this time and stopped well by Stirling at mid-wicket

End of over 31 (5 runs) Pakistan 110/3 (129 runs required from 19 overs, RR: 3.54, RRR: 6.78)
Misbah-ul-Haq    11* (35b)      AR Cusack    6-1-19-0
Younis Khan    21* (36b 1x4)      NG Jones    3-0-14-0

31.1

O'Brien to Younis Khan, 1 run, down legside and clipped round the corner for one

31.2

O'Brien to Misbah-ul-Haq, 2 runs, down legside again and turned round the cornder for two.

31.3

O'Brien to Misbah-ul-Haq, SIX, shorter delivery that time which Misbah pulls high over mid-wicket. Gives Cusack on the boundary no chance

31.4

O'Brien to Misbah-ul-Haq, 1 run, hit back past the bowler and stopped at mid-on

31.5

O'Brien to Younis Khan, no run, hit back to the bowler

31.6

O'Brien to Younis Khan, 1 run, hit past point

End of over 32 (11 runs) Pakistan 121/3 (118 runs required from 18 overs, RR: 3.78, RRR: 6.55)
Younis Khan    23* (39b 1x4)      KJ O'Brien    5-0-25-1
Misbah-ul-Haq    20* (38b 1x6)      AR Cusack    6-1-19-0

32.1

Rankin to Younis Khan, 2 runs, hit back past the bowler

32.2

Rankin to Younis Khan, 4 leg byes, clipped the pad and raced to the fine leg rope

32.3

Rankin to Younis Khan, 1 run, clipped round the corner

32.4

Rankin to Misbah-ul-Haq, 1 run, clipped off the legs

32.5

Rankin to Younis Khan, 1 run, turned round the corner

32.6

Rankin to Misbah-ul-Haq, 1 run, clipped off the legs

End of over 33 (10 runs) Pakistan 131/3 (108 runs required from 17 overs, RR: 3.96, RRR: 6.35)
Misbah-ul-Haq    22* (40b 1x6)      WB Rankin    7-1-20-1
Younis Khan    27* (43b 1x4)      KJ O'Brien    5-0-25-1

33.1

O'Brien to Misbah-ul-Haq, 1 run, hit to the point boundary

33.2

O'Brien to Younis Khan, 1 run, hit back past the bowler

33.3

O'Brien to Misbah-ul-Haq, FOUR, shorter delivery pulled over mid-wicket. Great shot from Misbah

33.4

O'Brien to Misbah-ul-Haq, no run, good length from O'Brien, hit back to the bowler

33.5

O'Brien to Misbah-ul-Haq, no run, fuller delivery, defended forward back to the bowler

33.6

O'Brien to Misbah-ul-Haq, 1 run, too far outside off stump and cut for a single

End of over 34 (7 runs) Pakistan 138/3 (101 runs required from 16 overs, RR: 4.05, RRR: 6.31)
Misbah-ul-Haq    28* (45b 1x4 1x6)      KJ O'Brien    6-0-32-1
Younis Khan    28* (44b 1x4)      WB Rankin    7-1-20-1

34.1

Rankin to Misbah-ul-Haq, 1 run, clipped off the legs again

34.2

Rankin to Younis Khan, no run, shorter delivery which Younis has to get up on his toes to play. Hits it to point

34.3

Rankin to Younis Khan, FOUR, fuller delivery driven hard past Joyce at mid-on and all the way to the rope

34.4

Rankin to Younis Khan, no run, pitched up and hit back to the bowler

34.5

Rankin to Younis Khan, no run, wide outside off stump and cut to point. It looks like the batsman have stepped it up here

34.6

Rankin to Younis Khan, 1 run, short delivery cut wide of point. Porterfield gathers the ball and throws at the stumps. It would have been close if he had hit.

End of over 35 (6 runs) Pakistan 144/3 (95 runs required from 15 overs, RR: 4.11, RRR: 6.33)
Younis Khan    33* (49b 2x4)      WB Rankin    8-1-26-1
Misbah-ul-Haq    29* (46b 1x4 1x6)      KJ O'Brien    6-0-32-1

35.1

Stirling to Younis Khan, 1 run, gentle full toss to startg hit to long off

35.2

Stirling to Misbah-ul-Haq, no run, on middle stump and hit gently to mid-wicket

35.3

Stirling to Misbah-ul-Haq, no run, wide of off stump and Wilson gathers and knocks down the stumps. Claims the stumping. Not out

35.4

Stirling to Misbah-ul-Haq, 1 run, takes the outside edge and just goes past Wilson

35.5

Stirling to Younis Khan, no run, on middle stump and hit to mid-wicket

35.6

Stirling to Younis Khan, no run, on middle stump and hit back to the bowler. Stirling makes a great stop

End of over 36 (2 runs) Pakistan 146/3 (93 runs required from 14 overs, RR: 4.05, RRR: 6.64)
Younis Khan    34* (52b 2x4)      PR Stirling    1-0-2-0
Misbah-ul-Haq    30* (49b 1x4 1x6)      WB Rankin    8-1-26-1

36.1

Rankin to Misbah-ul-Haq, no run, on middle stump and hit back to the bowler. Stirling makes a great stop

36.2

Mooney to Misbah-ul-Haq, no run, hits him on the back leg, just straying down legside though

36.3

Mooney to Misbah-ul-Haq, 2 runs, strays again down legstump and clipped off the legs to the fielder in the deep

36.4

Mooney to Misbah-ul-Haq, no run, on middle stump again and clamly defended back by Misbah

36.5

Mooney to Misbah-ul-Haq, OUT, pitched outside off stump and looks to take the edge and Wilson takes the catch. Misbah stands his ground. He does look happy but the umpires given it. Its just what Ireland needed

Misbah-ul-Haq c †Wilson b Mooney 32 (53m 53b 1x4 1x6) SR: 60.37

36.6

Mooney to Umar Akmal, no run, pitched up and hit back past the bowler to mid-on

End of over 37 (2 runs) Pakistan 148/4 (91 runs required from 13 overs, RR: 4.00, RRR: 7.00)
Umar Akmal    0* (1b)      JF Mooney    6.5-0-21-1
Younis Khan    34* (52b 2x4)      PR Stirling    1-0-2-0

37.1

Stirling to Younis Khan, 2 runs, cut through point

37.2

Stirling to Younis Khan, 1 run, on middle stump and hit back past the bowler

37.3

Stirling to Umar Akmal, 1 run, on middle stump again and clipped into the legside

37.4

Stirling to Younis Khan, 1 run, hit to the sweeper on the cover boundary

37.5

Stirling to Umar Akmal, no run, on middle stump and hit back to the bowler

37.6

Stirling to Umar Akmal, 1 run, hit back to the bowler again. Stirling lets it go through him and its fielded at long-off

End of over 38 (6 runs) Pakistan 154/4 (85 runs required from 12 overs, RR: 4.05, RRR: 7.08)
Umar Akmal    2* (4b)      PR Stirling    2-0-8-0
Younis Khan    38* (55b 2x4)      JF Mooney    6.5-0-21-1

38.1

Mooney to Umar Akmal, 2 runs, hit through cover

38.2

Mooney to Umar Akmal, FOUR, pitched up delivery hit hard back past the bowler for four

38.3

Mooney to Umar Akmal, no run, better length from Mooney and Akmal hits it back to him

38.4

Mooney to Umar Akmal, 1 run, paddles the ball around the corner

38.5

Mooney to Younis Khan, 1 run, good length delivery hit to the sweeper on the cover boundary

38.6

Mooney to Umar Akmal, 1 run, wider delivery guided down to third man

Its getting very dark here at the ground, rain cannot be far away

End of over 39 (9 runs) Pakistan 163/4 (76 runs required from 11 overs, RR: 4.17, RRR: 6.90)
Umar Akmal    10* (9b 1x4)      JF Mooney    7.5-0-30-1
Younis Khan    39* (56b 2x4)      PR Stirling    2-0-8-0

39.1

Johnston to Umar Akmal, FOUR, pitched up and crashed through cover all the way to the rope. Great shot by Akmal

39.2

Johnston to Umar Akmal, no run, shorter and straighter that time, Akaml could only defend forward

39.3

Johnston to Umar Akmal, no run, short delivery again, hit right of point. They think about the run and then wisely turn it down

39.4

Johnston to Umar Akmal, SIX, pitch on a good length again and Akmal leans back and blasts it over the sidescreen at long-on

39.5

Johnston to Umar Akmal, 1 wide, Johnston didnt like that and tries to bounce him. Was too high and called a wide

39.5

Johnston to Umar Akmal, 1 run, fuller delivery hit to point and they run quickly

39.6

Johnston to Younis Khan, no run, full delivery punched to the fielder at extra cover

End of over 40 (12 runs) Pakistan 175/4 (64 runs required from 60 balls, RR: 4.37, RRR: 6.40)
Younis Khan    39* (57b 2x4)      DT Johnston    7-0-36-1
Umar Akmal    21* (14b 2x4 1x6)      JF Mooney    7.5-0-30-1

40.1

Cusack to Umar Akmal, 1 run, late cut wide of point

40.2

Cusack to Younis Khan, 1 run, good length ball hit back past the bowler. Fielded at mid-off

40.3

Cusack to Umar Akmal, 1 run, full delivery hit past point again and to Johnston at third man

40.4

Cusack to Younis Khan, 1 run, bowled right on Younis toes and driven to long-on

40.5

Cusack to Umar Akmal, no run, outside off stump, goes for the late cut again. Too close to Porterfield at point

40.6

Cusack to Umar Akmal, 1 run, on leg stump and driven to long-on

End of over 41 (5 runs) Pakistan 180/4 (59 runs required from 54 balls, RR: 4.39, RRR: 6.55)
Umar Akmal    24* (18b 2x4 1x6)      AR Cusack    7-1-24-0
Younis Khan    41* (59b 2x4)      DT Johnston    7-0-36-1

41.1

Johnston to Umar Akmal, 1 run, short delivery cut hard to the square off boundary

41.2

Johnston to Younis Khan, 1 run, pitched up and hit hard by Younis past the bowler. Long-on fields

41.3

Johnston to Umar Akmal, no run, slower ball from Johnston and Akmal just hits it back to him

41.4

Johnston to Umar Akmal, 1 run, wide outside off stump again, cut late down to third man

41.5

Johnston to Younis Khan, 1 run, slower one again on middle stump, driven through mid-wicket

41.6

Johnston to Umar Akmal, 1 run, on middle stump by Johnston, driven to the man at mid-wicket. Ireland need wickets now otherwise Pakistan will win this at a canter

For the second time today Pakistan's batmen need to change their bats!

End of over 42 (5 runs) Pakistan 185/4 (54 runs required from 48 balls, RR: 4.40, RRR: 6.75)
Umar Akmal    27* (22b 2x4 1x6)      DT Johnston    8-0-41-1
Younis Khan    43* (61b 2x4)      AR Cusack    7-1-24-0

42.1

Cusack to Umar Akmal, no run, outside off stump and through to the keeper

42.2

Cusack to Umar Akmal, no run, cuts hard to point and Porterfield make a great stop at point

42.3

Cusack to Umar Akmal, 1 run, shorter that time and pulled to the square leg boundary

42.4

Cusack to Younis Khan, 1 run, strayed down leg side and clipped off the legs

42.5

Cusack to Umar Akmal, FOUR, down legstump again and Akmal cleverly paddles it around the corner. Its too fine for anyone to stop it

42.6

Cusack to Umar Akmal, no run, outside off stump and hit straight to Stirling at extra cover

Rankin has now changed ends

End of over 43 (6 runs) Pakistan 191/4 (48 runs required from 42 balls, RR: 4.44, RRR: 6.85)
Umar Akmal    32* (27b 3x4 1x6)      AR Cusack    8-1-30-0
Younis Khan    44* (62b 2x4)      DT Johnston    8-0-41-1

43.1

Rankin to Younis Khan, 1 run, slower delivery still going down legside and clipped of to the boundary by Younis

43.2

Rankin to Umar Akmal, 1 run, lots of bounce from Rankin. Akmal gets up on his toes and guides it down to third man

43.3

Rankin to Younis Khan, 1 run, fast down legside and clipped fine. Casack runs over and stops it going to the ropes

43.4

Rankin to Umar Akmal, no run, fuller delivery which hits Akmal on the pad. No shouts for LBW

43.5

Rankin to Umar Akmal, no run, shorter delivery, Akmal gets behind the line and plays it back to the bowler

43.6

Rankin to Umar Akmal, 1 leg bye, hits Akmal on the pads, it was going down legside. The fielders are spread out so its an easy single

The powerplay has been signalled by the Umpires

End of over 44 (4 runs) Pakistan 195/4 (44 runs required from 36 balls, RR: 4.43, RRR: 7.33)
Umar Akmal    33* (31b 3x4 1x6)      WB Rankin    9-1-29-1
Younis Khan    46* (64b 2x4)      AR Cusack    8-1-30-0

44.1

Mooney to Umar Akmal, 1 run, outside off stump and cut to Joyce. He throws at the wicket and just misses

44.2

Mooney to Younis Khan, SIX, shorter that time from Mooney, pulled hard over the mid-wicket boundary. Thats his fifty up

44.3

Mooney to Younis Khan, 1 run, hit back past the bowler to long on

44.4

Mooney to Umar Akmal, 2 runs, fuller delivery cut to point. Porterfield throws at the stumps when he didnt need too and they run an overthrow. Ireland didnt need that

44.5

Mooney to Umar Akmal, FOUR, wide outside off stump, cut away well square to the cover boundary

44.6

Mooney to Umar Akmal, 1 run, driven to long-on. 15 came off of that over, not what Ireland needed

End of over 45 (15 runs) Pakistan 210/4 (29 runs required from 30 balls, RR: 4.66, RRR: 5.80)
Umar Akmal    41* (35b 4x4 1x6)      JF Mooney    9-0-45-1
Younis Khan    53* (66b 2x4 1x6)      WB Rankin    9-1-29-1

45.1

Johnston to Umar Akmal, no run, almost a full toss from Johnston, cut to point

45.2

Johnston to Umar Akmal, no run, outside off stump again and Akmal goes for a cut shot and misses

45.3

Johnston to Umar Akmal, no run, pitched up again and Akmal hits a bump ball right back to Johnston. He mimes to throw it at the stumps

45.4

Johnston to Umar Akmal, 1 run, outside off stump again and cut the man at point

45.5

Johnston to Younis Khan, FOUR, pitched up again by Johnston, Younis drives it hard past the man at cover and Rankin at mid-off can not chase it down

45.6

Johnston to Younis Khan, 1 run, strays down legside and hit hard to the man at deep mid-wicket

Under six needed now an over

End of over 46 (6 runs) Pakistan 216/4 (23 runs required from 24 balls, RR: 4.69, RRR: 5.75)
Younis Khan    58* (68b 3x4 1x6)      DT Johnston    9-0-47-1
Umar Akmal    42* (39b 4x4 1x6)      JF Mooney    9-0-45-1

46.1

Cusack to Younis Khan, no run, good length outside off stump, hit straight to extra cover

46.2

Cusack to Younis Khan, no run, outside off stump again, cut to point and stopped well by Porterfield

46.3

Cusack to Younis Khan, 1 run, fuller and straighter allows Younis to hit it to long-on

46.4

Cusack to Umar Akmal, no run, pitched up and hit into Akmal's pad's

46.5

Cusack to Umar Akmal, SIX, outside off stump and Akmal just smashes it over the cover boundary. A huge hit and just what Pakistan needed

46.6

Cusack to Umar Akmal, 1 run, late cut from Akmal just past point

Pakistan needs 15 more off of 18 balls

End of over 47 (8 runs) Pakistan 224/4 (15 runs required from 18 balls, RR: 4.76, RRR: 5.00)
Umar Akmal    49* (42b 4x4 2x6)      AR Cusack    9-1-38-0
Younis Khan    59* (71b 3x4 1x6)      DT Johnston    9-0-47-1

47.1

Johnston to Umar Akmal, 1 run, clipped off the legs to square leg. Thats Akmal's fify

47.2

Johnston to Younis Khan, FOUR, pitched up from Johnston and smashed over cover and all the way to the ropes

47.3

Johnston to Younis Khan, 1 run, pitched up on leg stump and driven to long-on

47.4

Johnston to Umar Akmal, no run, slower ball wide outside off stump and missed by Akmal

47.5

Johnston to Umar Akmal, 1 wide, too far down legside by Johnston. Wilson made a great stop behind the wicket to keep it too one

47.5

Johnston to Umar Akmal, FOUR, pitched up again by Johnston and hit hard over the cover fielder to the boundary rope

47.6

Johnston to Umar Akmal, 2 runs, pitched up on leg stump and hit slowly to long-on. Only two needed now for victory

End of over 48 (13 runs) Pakistan 237/4 (2 runs required from 12 balls, RR: 4.93, RRR: 1.00)
Umar Akmal    56* (46b 5x4 2x6)      DT Johnston    10-0-60-1
Younis Khan    64* (73b 4x4 1x6)      AR Cusack    9-1-38-0

48.1

Cusack to Younis Khan, OUT, another one bites the dust. Younis tries to end it with a big hit and doesnt time it well and flies into Kevin's hands at mid-wicket

Younis Khan c O'Brien b Cusack 64 (127m 74b 4x4 1x6) SR: 86.48

48.2

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

48.3

Cusack to Hammad Azam, 1 run, strayed down legside and an inside edge onto the pads takes it round the corner. The scores are now tied.

48.4

Cusack to Umar Akmal, FOUR, Cusack pitched it too short and its allowed Akmal the chance to rock back and pull the ball to the square leg boundary. So Pakistan win the game by five wickets

Pakistan have won an exciting game here in Belfast today by five wickets. It was a much more competitive game than the first ODI on saturday and both sides will be able to take positives from the game.

Ireland batted with much more consistency and Paul Stirling hit a very good century. The Irish will feel that they probably needed twenty more runs. Pakistan will be happy that they chased down the total without too much trouble.

The run rate never got out of control and there was good fifty's from both Younis Khan and Umar Akmal. Paul Stirling has been named man of the match for his excellent century.

So Pakistan complete a 2-0 series win over Ireland to continue the good run that they started on the tour in the West Indies. That just leaves me to thank you for following ESPNCricinfo's coverage of the two games. Its good evening from me, Justin Smyth here in Belfast.

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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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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