ICC Under-19 World Cup Qualifier, 2011 / Commentary

ICC Under-19 World Cup Qualifier

Ireland Under-19s v Scotland Under-19s

Scotland Under-19s won by 2 wickets (with 1 ball remaining) (D/L method)

9.20am - Good morning all and welcome to our ball-by-ball commentary of this U19 World Cup Qualifier between Scotland and Ireland with me, Callum Stewart at The Hills CC, Dublin. It's windy and overcast but the sun is trying it's best and the ground is fine so we should be starting on time. Both teams are out here warming up already and both fancy their chances of qualification to the U19 World Cup in Australia 2012.

Ireland are 2-0 and Scotland 1-1, a loss here for either would put a dent in those qualification hopes, not to mention the honour of getting one over on their Celtic rivals.

Namibia and Kenya join Ireland as the only teams to have played two, won two. Check out our bulletin from the second round of matches. The much fancied Afghanistan team lie alongside USA and Vanuatu at the bottom of the table all with two defeats each, and the pressure will be on these teams to get a victory today. Only the top six teams will progress to the World Cup Finals next year.

10.15am - Scotland have won the toss and will bowl.

10.40am - We have been treated to some wonderful scones and tea here at the Hills CC. The umpires are ready with the teams following behind. Hunter and McDonnell to open the batting, the Scots forming a team huddle before we get going.

Skipper Sadler to open the bowling.

0.1

Sadler to McDonnell, no run, swinging away from off, left well alone

0.2

Sadler to McDonnell, 1 wide, down the leg-side, good take rom the keeper

0.2

Sadler to McDonnell, 1 run, flicked off his hips behind square

0.3

Sadler to Hunter, 1 wide, down the leg-side again

0.3

Sadler to Hunter, no run

0.4

Sadler to Hunter, no run, blocked in to the covers

0.5

Sadler to Hunter, no run, left alone again swinging away

0.6

Sadler to Hunter, OUT, goes chasing a wide one with the drive, a nothing shot for the first over as he scoops the ball straight to Coleman at cover

RA Hunter c Coleman b Sadler 0 (4b 0x4 0x6) SR: 0.00

End of over 1 (3 runs) Ireland Under-19s 3/1
     PT Sadler    1-0-3-1
H McDonnell    1* (2b)     

1.1

McElnea to McDonnell, no run, blocked in to the covers

1.2

McElnea to McDonnell, no run, shuffles on the back foot to defend away

1.3

McElnea to McDonnell, no run, shorter ball, tries to angle away to third man but gets stopped by first slip

1.4

McElnea to McDonnell, no run, big lbw shout as McDonnell misses the clip in to the leg-side, maybe a thin edge though

1.5

McElnea to McDonnell, 1 run, straighter ball, clipped behind square, good diving stop by the fielder

1.6

McElnea to van der Merwe, no run, good line and length outside off, the batsmen watches closely and leaves it

End of over 2 (1 run) Ireland Under-19s 4/1
JB van der Merwe    0* (1b)      SW McElnea    1-0-1-0
H McDonnell    2* (7b)      PT Sadler    1-0-3-1

2.1

Sadler to McDonnell, no run, blocked to point on the back foot

2.2

Sadler to McDonnell, no run, play and a miss with the drive, oohs and aahs from the Scots in the field

2.3

Sadler to McDonnell, no run, leaves a wider ball

2.4

Sadler to McDonnell, no run, shorter ball, he gets on the back foot early to block away

2.5

Sadler to McDonnell, 1 leg bye, short again, tries to work the ball through square leg but it comes off the pad instead

2.6

Sadler to van der Merwe, no run, wide again, he leaves it well alone

End of over 3 (1 run, maiden) Ireland Under-19s 5/1
JB van der Merwe    0* (2b)      PT Sadler    2-1-3-1
H McDonnell    2* (12b)      SW McElnea    1-0-1-0

3.1

McElnea to McDonnell, no run, shorter ball pulled straight to the midwicket fielder

3.2

McElnea to McDonnell, 1 run, comes down the track, and blocks the ball to short cover before stealing a quick single

3.3

McElnea to van der Merwe, no run, good line on off, blocked with the full face of the bat back to the bowler

3.4

McElnea to van der Merwe, no run, defends away to point after shuffling across his stumps

3.5

McElnea to van der Merwe, no run, drives in to the off-side, straight to cover

3.6

McElnea to van der Merwe, 1 leg bye, a touch straight, off the pads to fine leg

End of over 4 (2 runs) Ireland Under-19s 7/1
JB van der Merwe    0* (6b)      SW McElnea    2-0-2-0
H McDonnell    3* (14b)      PT Sadler    2-1-3-1

4.1

Sadler to van der Merwe, 1 run, blocked in to the leg-side, they run one in the gap

4.2

Sadler to McDonnell, no run

4.3

Sadler to McDonnell, 1 run, quick single to cover

4.4

Sadler to van der Merwe, no run

4.5

Sadler to van der Merwe, no run, flicked to square leg

4.6

Sadler to van der Merwe, no run, solid defence back to the bowler

End of over 5 (2 runs) Ireland Under-19s 9/1
JB van der Merwe    1* (10b)      PT Sadler    3-1-5-1
H McDonnell    4* (16b)      SW McElnea    2-0-2-0

5.1

McElnea to McDonnell, no run, blocked away to point on the back foot

5.2

McElnea to McDonnell, no run, in the air, flashing cut that just drops short of point who does well to wear one and stop four runs

5.3

McElnea to McDonnell, no run, good line and length, batsmen leaves it alone

5.4

McElnea to McDonnell, 1 run, shorter ball, helped with the angle of the bat down to third man

5.5

McElnea to van der Merwe, no run, swinging and missing with an attempted cut outside off-stump

5.6

McElnea to van der Merwe, no run

End of over 6 (1 run) Ireland Under-19s 10/1
JB van der Merwe    1* (12b)      SW McElnea    3-0-3-0
H McDonnell    5* (20b)      PT Sadler    3-1-5-1

6.1

Sadler to McDonnell, no run

6.2

Sadler to McDonnell, 1 run, shorter ball eased down to third man

6.3

Sadler to van der Merwe, 1 run, shorter ball, they sneak through a run but van der Merwe was the slower and had to hurry in as the throw missed

6.4

Sadler to McDonnell, no run, blocked in to the covers

6.5

Sadler to McDonnell, OUT, gone! He's bounced him out, short stuff again from Sadler as McDonnell goes feeling for the defence but pops the ball up to midwicket for another easy catch

H McDonnell c Bailwal b Sadler 6 (24b 0x4 0x6) SR: 25.00

6.6

Sadler to Dockrell, no run, short again, skipper Dockrell gets well behind the ball to block away

End of over 7 (2 runs) Ireland Under-19s 12/2
GH Dockrell    0* (1b)      PT Sadler    4-1-7-2
JB van der Merwe    2* (13b)      SW McElnea    3-0-3-0

7.1

McElnea to van der Merwe, no run, flicked to square leg

7.2

McElnea to van der Merwe, 1 run, late swipe misses the slips and runs to third man

7.3

McElnea to Dockrell, no run, another lbw shout for the McElnea, not everyone went up though and the umpire says no

7.4

McElnea to Dockrell, no run, does all sorts, squares Dockrell up nipping away a little

7.5

McElnea to Dockrell, no run, full and outside off, the batsmen happy to let this one go

7.6

McElnea to Dockrell, no run, drives to mid-on on the front foot

End of over 8 (1 run) Ireland Under-19s 13/2
GH Dockrell    0* (5b)      SW McElnea    4-0-4-0
JB van der Merwe    3* (15b)      PT Sadler    4-1-7-2

8.1

Sadler to van der Merwe, no run, fuller ball on off-stump, fended away to point

8.2

Sadler to van der Merwe, 1 run, outside off and a touch wide, easily fed down to third man

8.3

Sadler to Dockrell, no run, shorter and angled in to the body, blocked back down the wicket

8.4

Sadler to Dockrell, no run, full this time, drives straight and the bowler fields

8.5

Sadler to Dockrell, no run, shorter ball, the batsmen watches well and lets it fly over the stumps

8.6

Sadler to Dockrell, no run, solid in defence again as he blocks it away with the full face of the bat

End of over 9 (1 run) Ireland Under-19s 14/2
GH Dockrell    0* (9b)      PT Sadler    5-1-8-2
JB van der Merwe    4* (17b)      SW McElnea    4-0-4-0

9.1

McElnea to van der Merwe, 1 run, gets him driving, inside edge runs to fine leg

9.2

McElnea to Dockrell, no run, outside off and full, drives hard to mid-off who gets down to field

9.3

McElnea to Dockrell, no run, good lines, shuffles across his stumps to block in to the covers

9.4

McElnea to Dockrell, no run, back foot drive to mid-on this time, plenty of time to play himself in

9.5

McElnea to Dockrell, no run, tries to drive, inside edge to square leg

9.6

McElnea to Dockrell, no run, left alone outside off

Bowling powerplay will be taken

End of over 10 (1 run) Ireland Under-19s 15/2
GH Dockrell    0* (14b)      SW McElnea    5-0-5-0
JB van der Merwe    5* (18b)      PT Sadler    5-1-8-2

10.1

Sadler to van der Merwe, 1 wide, too far outside off, just lets his line go a little

10.1

Sadler to van der Merwe, no run, blocked back to the bowler

10.2

Sadler to van der Merwe, no run, left alone outside off

10.3

Sadler to van der Merwe, 1 run, block and run in to the covers, good running but the dot ball pressure building for Scotland

10.4

Sadler to Dockrell, no run, good line again, well watched from the batter as he lets it whizz past

10.5

Sadler to Dockrell, 1 run, short and a touch wide, angled to third man, off the mark at the 16th time of asking

10.6

Sadler to van der Merwe, no run, blocked to point on the back foot

End of over 11 (3 runs) Ireland Under-19s 18/2
JB van der Merwe    6* (22b)      PT Sadler    6-1-11-2
GH Dockrell    1* (16b)      SW McElnea    5-0-5-0

11.1

McElnea to Dockrell, no run, swing and a miss as he looks to drive away

11.2

McElnea to Dockrell, no run, yorker ball, hit hard at cover

11.3

McElnea to Dockrell, no run, blocked in to the ground

11.4

McElnea to Dockrell, no run, back foot drive in to the off-side, great diving stop in the field

11.5

McElnea to Dockrell, 1 run, shorter ball, blocked in to the off-side and they sprint a single

11.6

McElnea to van der Merwe, FOUR, a touch full and wide, van der Merwe swings his arms at it and connects with a lovely square drive through point, first boundary of the innings

End of over 12 (5 runs) Ireland Under-19s 23/2
JB van der Merwe    10* (23b 1x4)      SW McElnea    6-0-10-0
GH Dockrell    2* (21b)      PT Sadler    6-1-11-2

12.1

Sadler to Dockrell, no run, walks across his stumps to block to point

12.2

Sadler to Dockrell, no run, shorter ball, blocked back to the bowler

12.3

Sadler to Dockrell, 1 run, Dockrell wants off strike in a hurry, he calls a cheeky run as he blocks in to the ground and it's a race between Sadler and van der Merwe with the Irishman just winning

12.4

Sadler to van der Merwe, no run, blocked in to short cover on the back foot

12.5

Sadler to van der Merwe, 1 run, goes to drive, a thin inside edge and the ball runs to fine leg

12.6

Sadler to Dockrell, no run, blocked to point on the back foot

End of over 13 (2 runs) Ireland Under-19s 25/2
GH Dockrell    3* (25b)      PT Sadler    7-1-13-2
JB van der Merwe    11* (25b 1x4)      SW McElnea    6-0-10-0

13.1

Legget to van der Merwe, 1 wide, down the leg-side to start of his spell

13.1

Legget to van der Merwe, no run, shorter ball, he can't connect with the pull

13.2

Legget to van der Merwe, no run, short again, this time cut to backward point

13.3

Legget to van der Merwe, no run, blocked to midwicket

13.4

Legget to van der Merwe, no run, outside off and left well alone

13.5

Legget to van der Merwe, FOUR, too short again, cut away again this time behind the fielder for four

13.6

Legget to van der Merwe, FOUR, more short stuff, he leans back to pull this one over midwicket, four more

End of over 14 (9 runs) Ireland Under-19s 34/2
JB van der Merwe    19* (31b 3x4)      PJS Legget    1-0-9-0
GH Dockrell    3* (25b)      PT Sadler    7-1-13-2

14.1

Page to Dockrell, 1 run, flicked behind square leg

14.2

Page to van der Merwe, no run, cut to point on the back foot

14.3

Page to van der Merwe, no run, better line, blocks to mid-off

14.4

Page to van der Merwe, no run, left alone outside off, the keeper standing up to Page

14.5

Page to van der Merwe, 1 run, angled behind point for a single

14.6

Page to Dockrell, no run, blocked in to the covers coming down the wicket

End of over 15 (2 runs) Ireland Under-19s 36/2
GH Dockrell    4* (27b)      S Page    1-0-2-0
JB van der Merwe    20* (35b 3x4)      PJS Legget    1-0-9-0

15.1

Legget to van der Merwe, no run, cut to backward point

15.2

Legget to van der Merwe, no run, full on off-stump, drives to cover

15.3

Legget to van der Merwe, no run, defends back to the bowler

15.4

Legget to van der Merwe, no run, blocked to the bowler

15.5

Legget to van der Merwe, no run, plays at a loose one outside off

15.6

Legget to van der Merwe, 1 run, blocked in to the gap at midwicket, they jog through a single

End of over 16 (1 run) Ireland Under-19s 37/2
JB van der Merwe    21* (41b 3x4)      PJS Legget    2-0-10-0
GH Dockrell    4* (27b)      S Page    1-0-2-0

16.1

Page to van der Merwe, no run, cut to backward point

16.2

Page to van der Merwe, 1 run, good length ball jumps up a litte, cut away to third man

16.3

Page to Dockrell, no run, drives in to the covers, two fielders converge on the ball

16.4

Page to Dockrell, OUT, misses with the leg-side glance leaning forward in his crease, the ball evades the bat and smacks his pad in front on middle and off, the umpire raises the finger instantly

GH Dockrell lbw b Page 4 (29b 0x4 0x6) SR: 13.79

16.5

Page to McBrine, no run, blocked to backward point

16.6

Page to McBrine, no run, defends in to the covers

End of over 17 (1 run) Ireland Under-19s 38/3
AR McBrine    0* (2b)      S Page    2-0-3-1
JB van der Merwe    22* (43b 3x4)      PJS Legget    2-0-10-0

17.1

Legget to van der Merwe, no run, blocked to the leg-side

17.2

Legget to van der Merwe, no run, off the pads, but only keeper and bowler really appeal

17.3

Legget to van der Merwe, 1 run, blocked to the leg-side and they sprint another risky single, the bowler can't throw in time

17.4

Legget to McBrine, no run, fended off to point on the front foot

17.5

Legget to McBrine, 1 run, cuts a shorter ball, top edge over the keepers gloves down to third man

17.6

Legget to van der Merwe, 1 run, leans on the defence to the gap at cover, easy single this time

End of over 18 (3 runs) Ireland Under-19s 41/3
JB van der Merwe    24* (47b 3x4)      PJS Legget    3-0-13-0
AR McBrine    1* (4b)      S Page    2-0-3-1

18.1

Page to van der Merwe, 1 run, shorter ball, hooked round the corner to fine leg

18.2

Page to McBrine, 1 run, flicked to fine leg off the pads

18.3

Page to van der Merwe, 1 run, nightmare! Blocked in to the leg-side, they want a quick one but both hesitate, looks like an easy run out but the keeper throws to the other end rather than running to his end where it was an easier run out, shockers all round

18.4

Page to McBrine, 1 run, flicked to third man off the shorter ball

18.5

Page to van der Merwe, no run, defends to the bowler

18.6

Page to van der Merwe, 1 run, finds the gap at square leg to keep the score ticking over

Match State: Drinks

End of over 19 (5 runs) Ireland Under-19s 46/3
JB van der Merwe    27* (51b 3x4)      S Page    3-0-8-1
AR McBrine    3* (6b)      PJS Legget    3-0-13-0

19.1

Legget to van der Merwe, no run, blocked in to the covers on the back foot

19.2

Legget to van der Merwe, 1 run, flicked behind square leg

19.3

Legget to McBrine, no run, blocked back to the bowler

19.4

Legget to McBrine, no run, swing and a miss looking to go leg-side, small edge on to the pads

19.5

Legget to McBrine, no run, drives in to the covers, good diving stop

19.6

Legget to McBrine, 1 run, flicked through midwicket, fielded on the boundary

End of over 20 (2 runs) Ireland Under-19s 48/3
AR McBrine    4* (10b)      PJS Legget    4-0-15-0
JB van der Merwe    28* (53b 3x4)      S Page    3-0-8-1

20.1

Page to McBrine, no run, swing and a miss outside off

20.2

Page to McBrine, 1 run, shorter ball, swiped down to third man

20.3

Page to van der Merwe, 1 wide, down the leg-side

20.3

Page to van der Merwe, no run, flicked in to the leg-side, full stretch dive saves runs

20.4

Page to van der Merwe, no run, dropped, put it down, drives hard back at the bowler who can only get one hand down to the ball, half-chance

20.5

Page to van der Merwe, no run, blocked in to the covers

20.6

Page to van der Merwe, 1 run, flicked through the gap at square leg

End of over 21 (3 runs) Ireland Under-19s 51/3
JB van der Merwe    29* (57b 3x4)      S Page    4-0-11-1
AR McBrine    5* (12b)      PJS Legget    4-0-15-0

21.1

Legget to van der Merwe, 1 run, cut to deep cover, man on the boundary

21.2

Legget to McBrine, 1 run, flicked behind square leg for one

21.3

Legget to van der Merwe, no run, drives hard at mid-on

21.4

Legget to van der Merwe, 1 run, cut to deep cover on the back foot

21.5

Legget to McBrine, no run, softly defends back to the bowler

21.6

Legget to McBrine, 1 leg bye, off the pads to midwicket

End of over 22 (4 runs) Ireland Under-19s 55/3
AR McBrine    6* (15b)      PJS Legget    5-0-18-0
JB van der Merwe    31* (60b 3x4)      S Page    4-0-11-1

22.1

Page to McBrine, no run, drives hard to cover

22.2

Page to McBrine, no run, flowing drive in to the covers met by two fielders

22.3

Page to McBrine, no run, slower ball, drives to mid-off

22.4

Page to McBrine, 1 run, short and wide, not his best delivery, cut to deep cover

22.5

Page to van der Merwe, 1 run, shorter ball, too straight, helped round the corner to fine leg

22.6

Page to McBrine, no run, solid defence to mid-off, pressing forward with the bat

Spinner coming on for Scotland

End of over 23 (2 runs) Ireland Under-19s 57/3
AR McBrine    7* (20b)      S Page    5-0-13-1
JB van der Merwe    32* (61b 3x4)      PJS Legget    5-0-18-0

23.1

Smith to van der Merwe, no run, blocked to midwicket

23.2

Smith to van der Merwe, FOUR, too short, easily pulled behind square and the ball beats two fielders to the rope

23.3

Smith to van der Merwe, no run, drives hard at cover

23.4

Smith to van der Merwe, 1 run, drives to deep cover on the front foot

23.5

Smith to McBrine, no run

23.6

Smith to McBrine, no run, swing and a miss looking to cut away

End of over 24 (5 runs) Ireland Under-19s 62/3
AR McBrine    7* (22b)      KM Smith    1-0-5-0
JB van der Merwe    37* (65b 4x4)      S Page    5-0-13-1

24.1

Page to van der Merwe, 1 run, cut down to third man

24.2

Page to McBrine, 2 runs, late cut, top edged to third man, good running as they come back for the first two of the innings

24.3

Page to McBrine, 1 run, angled away to third man again, more control this time

24.4

Page to van der Merwe, no run, blocked back to the bowler

24.5

Page to van der Merwe, FOUR, too short, dispatched away with power through backward point

24.6

Page to van der Merwe, FOUR, dropped, not sure what happens here, bowling down the leg-side the batsmen gets a thin edge on it and the keeper can't make the leg-side grab, and the ball runs fine for four

End of over 25 (12 runs) Ireland Under-19s 74/3
JB van der Merwe    46* (69b 6x4)      S Page    6-0-25-1
AR McBrine    10* (24b)      KM Smith    1-0-5-0

25.1

Smith to McBrine, no run, blocked to short cover

25.2

Smith to McBrine, no run

25.3

Smith to McBrine, no run, cut to backward point

25.4

Smith to McBrine, no run, back to the bowler

25.5

Smith to McBrine, 2 runs, flicked round the corner to the big gap at fine leg

25.6

Smith to McBrine, no run, drives in to the covers

End of over 26 (2 runs) Ireland Under-19s 76/3
AR McBrine    12* (30b)      KM Smith    2-0-7-0
JB van der Merwe    46* (69b 6x4)      S Page    6-0-25-1

26.1

Bailwal to van der Merwe, 1 run, full outside off, drives to deep cover

26.2

Bailwal to McBrine, no run, defends back to the bowler

26.3

Bailwal to McBrine, no run, full toss on his legs, picks out the midwicket fielder

26.4

Bailwal to McBrine, no run, off the pads down the leg-side, good take from the keeper

26.5

Bailwal to McBrine, 1 run, cut to deep cover

26.6

Bailwal to van der Merwe, no run, blocked back to the bowler

End of over 27 (2 runs) Ireland Under-19s 78/3
JB van der Merwe    47* (71b 6x4)      A Bailwal    1-0-2-0
AR McBrine    13* (34b)      KM Smith    2-0-7-0

27.1

Smith to McBrine, no run

27.2

Smith to McBrine, 1 run, down the track, swipe in to the leg-side to deep square leg

27.3

Smith to van der Merwe, 1 run, down the ground to long-off

27.4

Smith to McBrine, no run

27.5

Smith to McBrine, no run, blocked in to the covers, McBrine wants a run but gets sent back

27.6

Smith to McBrine, no run, drives hard, diving stop from the bowler

End of over 28 (2 runs) Ireland Under-19s 80/3
AR McBrine    14* (39b)      KM Smith    3-0-9-0
JB van der Merwe    48* (72b 6x4)      A Bailwal    1-0-2-0

28.1

Bailwal to van der Merwe, 1 run, drives to deep cover, moves on to 49

28.2

Bailwal to McBrine, no run

28.3

Bailwal to McBrine, 1 run, fuller ball, blocked to the gap behind square on the leg-side

28.4

Bailwal to van der Merwe, no run, defends back to the bowler

28.5

Bailwal to van der Merwe, no run, swing and a miss as he looked to go over the top

28.6

Bailwal to van der Merwe, 1 run, drives to deep cover, brings up the 50 with ease and to revive Ireland's early collapse

End of over 29 (3 runs) Ireland Under-19s 83/3
JB van der Merwe    50* (76b 6x4)      A Bailwal    2-0-5-0
AR McBrine    15* (41b)      KM Smith    3-0-9-0

29.1

Smith to van der Merwe, no run, blocked to cover

29.2

Smith to van der Merwe, FOUR, in the air, chipped over midwicket and runs away

29.3

Smith to van der Merwe, 1 run, drives straight at cover, smacks off his hands and rebounds away, that's going to hurt

29.4

Smith to McBrine, no run, finds short fine leg with the flick

29.5

Smith to McBrine, 2 runs, down the track, flicked past midwicket and a good stop on the boundary

29.6

Smith to McBrine, 2 runs, gentle shot rolls off the bat behind square, big gap and an easy two

End of over 30 (9 runs) Ireland Under-19s 92/3
AR McBrine    19* (44b)      KM Smith    4-0-18-0
JB van der Merwe    55* (79b 7x4)      A Bailwal    2-0-5-0

30.1

Bailwal to van der Merwe, 1 run, flicked to deep square

30.2

Bailwal to McBrine, 2 runs, cut behind square, picks up a couple

30.3

Bailwal to McBrine, no run, defends to midwicket on the front foot

30.4

Bailwal to McBrine, no run, dropped, don't get much easier than this, McBrine plays at the drive and the outside edge gets shelled by the keeper, really should be walking back to the pavillion now

30.5

Bailwal to McBrine, no run, blocked in to the covers

30.6

Bailwal to McBrine, no run, a swing and a miss outside off, doesn't get anything on this one

End of over 31 (3 runs) Ireland Under-19s 95/3
AR McBrine    21* (49b)      A Bailwal    3-0-8-0
JB van der Merwe    56* (80b 7x4)      KM Smith    4-0-18-0

31.1

Smith to van der Merwe, 1 run, quick chip and run to the covers

31.2

Smith to McBrine, no run, play and a miss looking to drive

31.3

Smith to McBrine, no run, blocked in to the covers, big step forward

31.4

Smith to McBrine, no run, tries to drive away but can't make good contact

31.5

Smith to McBrine, no run

31.6

Smith to McBrine, FOUR, times the cut shot this time, beating the fielder on the boundary

End of over 32 (5 runs) Ireland Under-19s 100/3
AR McBrine    25* (54b 1x4)      KM Smith    5-0-23-0
JB van der Merwe    57* (81b 7x4)      A Bailwal    3-0-8-0

32.1

Bailwal to van der Merwe, 1 run, fuller ball drives to deep cover

32.2

Bailwal to McBrine, FOUR, well-timed again, fuller ball drives between the cover fielders

32.3

Bailwal to McBrine, 2 runs, late cut to third man, good running as they come back for a second

32.4

Bailwal to McBrine, 1 leg bye, off the pads to fine leg

32.5

Bailwal to van der Merwe, no run, better ball, blocked to mid-off

32.6

Bailwal to van der Merwe, FOUR, full toss, hit hard between mid-on and midwicket, fielder isn't going to catch that

End of over 33 (12 runs) Ireland Under-19s 112/3
JB van der Merwe    62* (84b 8x4)      A Bailwal    4-0-19-0
AR McBrine    31* (57b 2x4)      KM Smith    5-0-23-0

33.1

Smith to McBrine, no run, blocked to midwicket

33.2

Smith to McBrine, 2 runs, flicked in to the vacant fine leg area

33.3

Smith to McBrine, 2 runs, sweeps to fine leg for another couple

33.4

Smith to McBrine, 1 leg bye, off the pads to square leg, quick running again

33.5

Smith to van der Merwe, no run, defends to square leg

33.6

Smith to van der Merwe, 3 runs, big swing, only gets a little on it but managed to scare the keeper out the way, good running for three as the ball stops just inside the rope

End of over 34 (8 runs) Ireland Under-19s 120/3
JB van der Merwe    65* (86b 8x4)      KM Smith    6-0-30-0
AR McBrine    35* (61b 2x4)      A Bailwal    4-0-19-0

34.1

Page to van der Merwe, no run, play and a miss looking to cut

34.2

Page to van der Merwe, 1 run, flicked in the air to deep square leg, lands well short

34.3

Page to McBrine, no run, slower ball defended back to the bowler

34.4

Page to McBrine, no run, play and a miss looking to drive

34.5

Page to McBrine, no run, another play and miss, can't connect with his favoured cut

34.6

Page to McBrine, FOUR, gets it this time, off the middle of the bat through point

End of over 35 (5 runs) Ireland Under-19s 125/3
AR McBrine    39* (65b 3x4)      S Page    6-0-18-1
JB van der Merwe    66* (88b 8x4)      KM Smith    6-0-30-0

35.1

McElnea to van der Merwe, no run, hit hard back at the bowler who can't stop it, but it clatters the stumps at the other end

35.2

McElnea to van der Merwe, 1 run, late cut to third man

35.3

McElnea to McBrine, 1 run, angled to third man

35.4

McElnea to van der Merwe, no run, blocks back to the bowler

35.5

McElnea to van der Merwe, 1 leg bye, off the pads to third man, another big shout from McElnea turned down

35.6

McElnea to McBrine, no run, dropped, another howler from Scotland, McElnea bowls in the slot and McBrine has a slog, straight down the fielder at deep square who drops another simple catch, McElnea raging!

End of over 36 (3 runs) Ireland Under-19s 128/3
AR McBrine    40* (67b 3x4)      SW McElnea    7-0-12-0
JB van der Merwe    67* (92b 8x4)      S Page    6-0-18-1

36.1

Page to van der Merwe, 1 run, cut to deep cover

36.2

Page to McBrine, 1 run, single to midwicket

36.3

Page to van der Merwe, 1 run, single to cover

36.4

Page to McBrine, no run, cut to point who fields

36.5

Page to McBrine, no run, blocked to midwicket

36.6

Page to McBrine, no run, cut to point, more good ground fielding but Scotland have a lot of catching practice coming their way

End of over 37 (3 runs) Ireland Under-19s 131/3
AR McBrine    41* (71b 3x4)      S Page    7-0-21-1
JB van der Merwe    69* (94b 8x4)      SW McElnea    7-0-12-0

37.1

McElnea to van der Merwe, no run, shorter ball, van der Merwe can't connect with the pull and it smacks him in the ribs

37.2

McElnea to van der Merwe, 1 run, short again, cut to deep cover on the back foot

37.3

McElnea to McBrine, SIX, shorter in the slot, McBrine has another slog and heaves the ball high over square leg, first maximum!

37.4

McElnea to McBrine, no run, solid in defence to the covers

37.5

McElnea to McBrine, no run, swing and a miss, off the pads but only the bowler appealed

37.6

McElnea to McBrine, no run, decent ball, blocked to the leg-side on the back foot

Match State: Drinks

End of over 38 (7 runs) Ireland Under-19s 138/3
AR McBrine    47* (75b 3x4 1x6)      SW McElnea    8-0-19-0
JB van der Merwe    70* (96b 8x4)      S Page    7-0-21-1

38.1

Bailwal to van der Merwe, no run, drives to mid-off

38.2

Bailwal to van der Merwe, no run, connects off the middle of the bat, pinged to mid-off again

38.3

Bailwal to van der Merwe, no run, swing and a miss outside off chasing a wider ball

38.4

Bailwal to van der Merwe, 2 runs, connects this time, a little fumbles allows them a second

38.5

Bailwal to van der Merwe, no run, this one bounces up of a good length surprising the batter, the ball sails over his bat to the keeper

38.6

Bailwal to van der Merwe, no run, another play and miss at a wide one

End of over 39 (2 runs) Ireland Under-19s 140/3
JB van der Merwe    72* (102b 8x4)      A Bailwal    5-0-21-0
AR McBrine    47* (75b 3x4 1x6)      SW McElnea    8-0-19-0

39.1

Page to McBrine, 1 run, chip and run to the leg-side

39.2

Page to van der Merwe, SIX, too short, pulled with ease over midwicket and lands just over the rope for six

39.3

Page to van der Merwe, no run, shorter ball, played and misses outside off looking to drive

39.4

Page to van der Merwe, 1 run, angled to third man

39.5

Page to McBrine, FOUR, hit hard through the covers, reaches his 50 after being dropped twice, he's making Scotland pay

39.6

Page to McBrine, 1 run, single to midwicket

Batting powerplay has been taken

End of over 40 (13 runs) Ireland Under-19s 153/3
AR McBrine    53* (78b 4x4 1x6)      S Page    8-0-34-1
JB van der Merwe    79* (105b 8x4 1x6)      A Bailwal    5-0-21-0

40.1

Bailwal to McBrine, 4 byes, big swing and a miss, and the keeper can't gather with the dive

40.2

Bailwal to McBrine, no run, swing and a miss outside off, Ireland wanting to tee-off here

40.3

Bailwal to McBrine, OUT, gone! Well this was the hardest catch of the lot, flashing cut over point and the tall figure of Peter Ross snatched the ball out of the air above his head with one hand, stunning grab to remove a valiant innings

AR McBrine c Ross b Bailwal 53 (81b 4x4 1x6) SR: 65.43

40.4

Bailwal to Coughlan, no run, left alone outside off

40.5

Bailwal to Coughlan, 1 run, block and run to short cover, the fielders too far back on their heels

40.6

Bailwal to van der Merwe, 1 run, cut to point, another quick single

End of over 41 (6 runs) Ireland Under-19s 159/4
JB van der Merwe    80* (106b 8x4 1x6)      A Bailwal    6-0-23-1
ASA Coughlan    1* (2b)      S Page    8-0-34-1

41.1

Sadler to van der Merwe, FOUR, too short, cut away in front of the slips for four more

41.2

Sadler to van der Merwe, FOUR, mis-timed cut as he gets cramped for room, but it's four more as the ball bounces off the top edge and past the keeper, Scotland look frustrated

41.3

Sadler to van der Merwe, 1 run, hit hard down the ground to long-off

41.4

Sadler to Coughlan, no run, shorter ball, Couglan thinks about pulling before swaying out the way

41.5

Sadler to Coughlan, 1 wide, too far outside off, the keeper appeals for something, not quite sure what though?!

41.5

Sadler to Coughlan, no run, blocked to point on the front foot

41.6

Sadler to Coughlan, no run, swing and a miss at the shorter ball

End of over 42 (10 runs) Ireland Under-19s 169/4
ASA Coughlan    1* (5b)      PT Sadler    8-1-23-2
JB van der Merwe    89* (109b 10x4 1x6)      A Bailwal    6-0-23-1

42.1

Bailwal to van der Merwe, 1 run, skips down the track, prods the ball in to the covers

42.2

Bailwal to Coughlan, 1 run, yorker, dug out behind point

42.3

Bailwal to van der Merwe, 1 run, good running from the non-striker as he calls the single after van der Merwe blocked in to the ground

42.4

Bailwal to Coughlan, 1 run, another quick single, this time the throw misses from close range and would've been out

42.5

Bailwal to van der Merwe, 1 run, drives to mid-off hard and they set-up, the fielder fumbles but the batsmen collide mid-wicket, the throw misses and the batsmen get home

42.6

Bailwal to Coughlan, no run, swing and a miss looking to hit out the ground

End of over 43 (5 runs) Ireland Under-19s 174/4
ASA Coughlan    3* (8b)      A Bailwal    7-0-28-1
JB van der Merwe    92* (112b 10x4 1x6)      PT Sadler    8-1-23-2

43.1

McElnea to van der Merwe, FOUR, goes flashing at the drive, finds the gap between cover and point for four, moves on to 96*

43.2

McElnea to van der Merwe, OUT, goes for a wider delivery with a big swipe, can't make contact and the keeper has the bails off in a flash as his back foot left the crease, unlucky on 96

JB van der Merwe st †Cross b McElnea 96 (114b 11x4 1x6) SR: 84.21

43.3

McElnea to Getkate, no run

43.4

McElnea to Getkate, 1 run, single to midwicket

43.5

McElnea to Coughlan, 1 run, cut down to third man

43.6

McElnea to Getkate, 1 run, and again, angled to third man

End of over 44 (7 runs) Ireland Under-19s 181/5
SC Getkate    2* (3b)      SW McElnea    9-0-26-1
ASA Coughlan    4* (9b)      A Bailwal    7-0-28-1

44.1

Bailwal to Getkate, 1 run, yorker ball, dug out to cover and quick running again

44.2

Bailwal to Coughlan, no run, swing and a miss outside off

44.3

Bailwal to Coughlan, FOUR, comes down the track, cuts the ball hard through point for four beating one fielder either side of the ball

44.4

Bailwal to Coughlan, SIX, on the legs, he plays across the line and middles the shot, lifting the ball in to the trees beyond the square leg boundary

Short pause while we try to find the ball in Dublin forest.

44.5

Bailwal to Coughlan, 1 wide, slower ball, would've worked but it was down the leg-side

44.5

Bailwal to Coughlan, 1 run, yorker ball, dug out and they scramble a single to the field

44.6

Bailwal to Getkate, 1 run, cut to point for another single

That's the end of the powerplay, 5 more overs for Ireland to really do some damage

The rain is starting to fall here at The Hills CC just outside Dublin, Ireland.

End of over 45 (14 runs) Ireland Under-19s 195/5
SC Getkate    4* (5b)      A Bailwal    8-0-42-1
ASA Coughlan    15* (13b 1x4 1x6)      SW McElnea    9-0-26-1

45.1

McElnea to Getkate, no run, straight drive, hits the stumps at the other end

45.2

McElnea to Getkate, 1 run, down the groud to long-off, in the air but drops well short

45.3

McElnea to Coughlan, 1 run, block and run to the covers, finds the first gap but sharp fielding on the boundary saves the second

45.4

McElnea to Getkate, 1 run, fuller ball drives to long-off

45.5

McElnea to Coughlan, 1 run, good lines again, picks off the easy run to long-off

45.6

McElnea to Getkate, 1 run, shorter ball, baseball-ed down the ground to long-on

200 up for the Irish, ripple of applause around the ground.

End of over 46 (5 runs) Ireland Under-19s 200/5
SC Getkate    7* (9b)      SW McElnea    10-0-31-1
ASA Coughlan    17* (15b 1x4 1x6)      A Bailwal    8-0-42-1

46.1

Bailwal to Getkate, 1 run, hit hard down the ground, almost smacks the umpire on the way past!

46.2

Bailwal to Coughlan, no run, back to the bowler

46.3

Bailwal to Coughlan, FOUR, cheeky paddle shot, just about loops over short fine leg and races away for four, risky shot with great execution

46.4

Bailwal to Coughlan, 2 runs, cut behind point, easy two as third man fields

46.5

Bailwal to Coughlan, no run, shorter ball, wild swing from Coughlan gets nowhere near it

46.6

Bailwal to Coughlan, 1 run, chip to the leg-side, Coughlan shuffles back the way a few steps to make room but Bailwal adjusted to bowl straight at him

End of over 47 (8 runs) Ireland Under-19s 208/5
ASA Coughlan    24* (20b 2x4 1x6)      A Bailwal    9-0-50-1
SC Getkate    8* (10b)      SW McElnea    10-0-31-1

47.1

Sadler to Coughlan, 1 run, clipped down to long-on

47.2

Sadler to Getkate, 1 run, single to leg-side, bowler and batsmen get in a tangle

47.3

Sadler to Coughlan, 1 run, down the ground to long-on

47.4

Sadler to Getkate, 2 runs, late cut to third man, good diving stop on the boundary

47.5

Sadler to Getkate, FOUR, slow bouncer, smacked through the leg-side, a fielder is running towards it but too fast, the spin goes the other way and he is left floundering like a fish out of water to try and grasp the ball. He falls over and it's four

47.6

Sadler to Getkate, 1 run, smacks down the ground to long-off

End of over 48 (10 runs) Ireland Under-19s 218/5
SC Getkate    16* (14b 1x4)      PT Sadler    9-1-33-2
ASA Coughlan    26* (22b 2x4 1x6)      A Bailwal    9-0-50-1

48.1

Bailwal to Getkate, 1 run, pulled through midwicket, they want two but the fielding is sharper this time

48.2

Bailwal to Coughlan, 1 wide, too far outside off

48.2

Bailwal to Coughlan, 2 runs, tries to paddle again, this time it goes off the top edge in the opposite direction to third man

48.3

Bailwal to Coughlan, 1 run, drives hard at cover, who holds on to the ball

48.4

Bailwal to Getkate, 2 runs, chipped down the ground, mis-timed so stops short enough of the fielders to get two

48.5

Bailwal to Getkate, no run, big swing and a miss

48.6

Bailwal to Getkate, FOUR, full toss, given the treatment to the leg-side for a one bounce four

End of over 49 (11 runs) Ireland Under-19s 229/5
SC Getkate    23* (18b 2x4)      A Bailwal    10-0-61-1
ASA Coughlan    29* (24b 2x4 1x6)      PT Sadler    9-1-33-2

49.1

Sadler to Coughlan, FOUR, full outside off, smashed off the middle of the bat through extra cover

49.2

Sadler to Coughlan, no run, swing and a miss, Coughlan backs away to make room but Sadler holds his line and he misses

49.3

Sadler to Coughlan, 1 run, fuller and slower ball, dug out to cover

49.4

Sadler to Getkate, OUT, misses with the big slog, Sadler's line is good and it hits the pads, dot ball at this stage in the innings

SC Getkate lbw b Sadler 23 (19b 2x4 0x6) SR: 121.05

McCarter in to see how far he can hit the last two balls...

49.5

Sadler to McCarter, 1 run, big swing, the ball pops up in the air but the keeper can't quite get there, one ball to come

49.6

Sadler to Coughlan, 2 runs, hit hard to long-off, good running for the second

The Irish finish on 237/6 off their 50 overs, after loosing three early wickets it didn't look great but a superb 96 from Jason van der Merwe and 53 from McBrine brought them back in it. However, they weren't without the help from the Scottish fielders who dropped two golden chances and another couple half-ones, the bowling just wasn't backed up in the field. Coughlan brought a quick fire 36* not out at the end to accelerate the score with McBrine. Sadler was the only real Scottish bowler to do damage with three wickets to show for his efforts. Do join us after the lunch break for the run chase. I feel there's lots of catching practice in store for the Scots on their next day off.

End of over 50 (8 runs) Ireland Under-19s 237/6
ASA Coughlan    36* (28b 3x4 1x6)      PT Sadler    10-1-41-3
GJ McCarter    1* (1b)      A Bailwal    10-0-61-1
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