Ireland tour of Kenya and South Africa, 2011/12 / Commentary

0.1

Engelbrecht to Stirling, no run

0.2

Engelbrecht to Stirling, no run

0.3

Engelbrecht to Stirling, no run

0.4

Engelbrecht to Stirling, FOUR, pulled to the square boundary

0.5

Engelbrecht to Stirling, no run

0.6

Engelbrecht to Stirling, no run

End of over 1 (4 runs) Ireland 4/0
PR Stirling    4* (6b 1x4)      J Engelbrecht    1-0-4-0
WTS Porterfield    0* (0b)     

1.1

Njoloza to Porterfield, no run

1.2

Njoloza to Porterfield, no run, play and a miss

1.3

Njoloza to Porterfield, FOUR, powerful square drive

1.4

Njoloza to Porterfield, 1 wide

1.4

Njoloza to Porterfield, 2 runs

1.5

Njoloza to Porterfield, no run

1.6

Njoloza to Porterfield, no run

End of over 2 (7 runs) Ireland 11/0
WTS Porterfield    6* (6b 1x4)      MB Njoloza    1-0-7-0
PR Stirling    4* (6b 1x4)      J Engelbrecht    1-0-4-0

2.1

Adams to Stirling, 1 run, quick single to mid-on

2.2

Adams to Porterfield, no run, Adams plants it wide outside off and Porterfield has a go - not the most graceful of efforts

2.3

Adams to Porterfield, 1 run, pushed off the legs for a single

2.4

Adams to Porterfield, OUT, short and wide; slashed to short third man

WTS Porterfield c de Villiers b Adams 5 (11m 8b 1x4 0x6) SR: 62.50

2.5

Adams to O'Brien, 1 run

2.6

Adams to Stirling, no run

End of over 3 (3 runs) Ireland 14/1
PR Stirling    7* (9b 1x4)      D Adams    1-0-3-1
KJ O'Brien    1* (1b)      MB Njoloza    1-0-7-0

3.1

Njoloza to O'Brien, 1 run

3.2

Njoloza to Stirling, no run

3.3

Njoloza to Stirling, FOUR

3.4

Njoloza to Stirling, SIX

3.5

Njoloza to Stirling, no run

3.6

Njoloza to Stirling, no run

End of over 4 (11 runs) Ireland 25/1
PR Stirling    17* (14b 2x4 1x6)      MB Njoloza    2-0-18-0
KJ O'Brien    2* (2b)      D Adams    1-0-3-1

4.1

Adams to O'Brien, no run

4.2

Adams to O'Brien, FOUR

4.3

Adams to O'Brien, 1 run

4.4

Adams to Stirling, FOUR

4.5

Adams to Stirling, no run

4.6

Adams to Stirling, no run

End of over 5 (9 runs) Ireland 34/1
PR Stirling    21* (17b 3x4 1x6)      D Adams    2-0-12-1
KJ O'Brien    7* (5b 1x4)      MB Njoloza    2-0-18-0

5.1

Njoloza to O'Brien, no run

5.2

Njoloza to O'Brien, no run

5.3

Njoloza to O'Brien, OUT, thick edge to Savage behind the stumps

KJ O'Brien c †Savage b Njoloza 7 (12m 8b 1x4 0x6) SR: 87.50

5.4

Njoloza to Wilson, FOUR

5.5

Njoloza to Wilson, no run

5.6

Njoloza to Wilson, 1 run

End of over 6 (5 runs) Ireland 39/2
GC Wilson    5* (3b 1x4)      MB Njoloza    3-0-23-1
PR Stirling    21* (17b 3x4 1x6)      D Adams    2-0-12-1

6.1

CR Dolley to Wilson, 1 run

6.2

CR Dolley to Stirling, 1 run

6.3

CR Dolley to Wilson, 1 run

6.4

CR Dolley to Stirling, SIX

6.5

CR Dolley to Stirling, 1 run

6.6

CR Dolley to Wilson, no run

End of over 7 (10 runs) Ireland 49/2
GC Wilson    7* (6b 1x4)      CR Dolley    1-0-10-0
PR Stirling    29* (20b 3x4 2x6)      MB Njoloza    3-0-23-1

7.1

de Villiers to Stirling, 1 run

7.2

de Villiers to Wilson, 1 run

7.3

de Villiers to Stirling, no run

7.4

de Villiers to Stirling, 1 run

7.5

de Villiers to Wilson, 1 run

7.6

de Villiers to Stirling, 1 run

End of over 8 (5 runs) Ireland 54/2
PR Stirling    32* (24b 3x4 2x6)      K de Villiers    1-0-5-0
GC Wilson    9* (8b 1x4)      CR Dolley    1-0-10-0

8.1

CR Dolley to Stirling, SIX

8.2

CR Dolley to Stirling, no run

8.3

CR Dolley to Stirling, 1 run

8.4

CR Dolley to Wilson, no run

8.5

CR Dolley to Wilson, 1 wide

8.5

CR Dolley to Wilson, 1 run

8.6

CR Dolley to Stirling, 1 run

End of over 9 (10 runs) Ireland 64/2
PR Stirling    40* (28b 3x4 3x6)      CR Dolley    2-0-20-0
GC Wilson    10* (10b 1x4)      K de Villiers    1-0-5-0

9.1

de Villiers to Stirling, FOUR

9.2

de Villiers to Stirling, no run

9.3

de Villiers to Stirling, FOUR

9.4

de Villiers to Stirling, no run

9.5

de Villiers to Stirling, 1 run

9.6

de Villiers to Wilson, FOUR

End of over 10 (13 runs) Ireland 77/2
GC Wilson    14* (11b 2x4)      K de Villiers    2-0-18-0
PR Stirling    49* (33b 5x4 3x6)      CR Dolley    2-0-20-0

10.1

Engelbrecht to Stirling, SIX

10.2

Engelbrecht to Stirling, no run

10.3

Engelbrecht to Stirling, no run

10.4

Engelbrecht to Stirling, 2 runs

10.5

Engelbrecht to Stirling, no run

10.6

Engelbrecht to Stirling, 1 run

End of over 11 (9 runs) Ireland 86/2
PR Stirling    58* (39b 5x4 4x6)      J Engelbrecht    2-0-13-0
GC Wilson    14* (11b 2x4)      K de Villiers    2-0-18-0

11.1

Venskie to Stirling, no run

11.2

Venskie to Stirling, 1 run

11.3

Venskie to Wilson, no run

11.4

Venskie to Wilson, 1 run, cut to a deep point

11.5

Venskie to Stirling, no run, full delivery, Stirling not quite sure which shot to play and ended up chopping it to the keeper who collected on the bounce

11.6

Venskie to Stirling, 1 run

End of over 12 (3 runs) Ireland 89/2
PR Stirling    60* (43b 5x4 4x6)      C Venskie    1-0-3-0
GC Wilson    15* (13b 2x4)      J Engelbrecht    2-0-13-0

12.1

Engelbrecht to Stirling, 1 run, driven straight past the bowler for an easy single

12.2

Engelbrecht to Wilson, SIX, lofted drive straight over the sightscreen - cars in danger

12.3

Engelbrecht to Wilson, 1 run, easy single to long on

12.4

Engelbrecht to Stirling, 1 run, played to point

12.5

Engelbrecht to Wilson, 1 run, well-played lofted drive but there is protection back at long-on

12.6

Engelbrecht to Stirling, 1 run

End of over 13 (11 runs) Ireland 100/2
PR Stirling    63* (46b 5x4 4x6)      J Engelbrecht    3-0-24-0
GC Wilson    23* (16b 2x4 1x6)      C Venskie    1-0-3-0

13.1

Venskie to Stirling, 1 run

13.2

Venskie to Wilson, 1 run, Wilson attempting a Dil scoop and backing out at the last minute, lucky to edge it just past the keeper

13.3

Venskie to Stirling, FOUR, reverse paddle - executed better than the previous delivery

13.4

Venskie to Stirling, 1 run

13.5

Venskie to Wilson, 2 runs, only the third two run this innings

13.6

Venskie to Wilson, 1 run

End of over 14 (10 runs) Ireland 110/2
GC Wilson    27* (19b 2x4 1x6)      C Venskie    2-0-13-0
PR Stirling    69* (49b 6x4 4x6)      J Engelbrecht    3-0-24-0

14.1

Adams to Wilson, no run

14.2

Adams to Wilson, SIX, powerful pull over cow corner - drinks boy and scoreboard operator in danger

14.3

Adams to Wilson, 1 run

14.4

Adams to Stirling, FOUR, another pull, this time bouncing before reaching the rope

14.5

Adams to Stirling, 1 run

14.6

Adams to Wilson, SIX, lofted off-drive

End of over 15 (18 runs) Ireland 128/2
GC Wilson    40* (23b 2x4 3x6)      D Adams    3-0-30-1
PR Stirling    74* (51b 7x4 4x6)      C Venskie    2-0-13-0

15.1

Venskie to Stirling, 1 run

15.2

Venskie to Wilson, 1 run, another inventive shot reminiscent of the Dil scoop but ending up being more of a paddle, just past the keeper for a single

15.3

Venskie to Stirling, SIX, cut powerfully

15.4

Venskie to Stirling, no run, played to gully, who fumbles the ball. The batsmen ultimately decide against the single

15.5

Venskie to Stirling, 1 run

15.6

Venskie to Wilson, 1 run, dropped just behind square and a quick single taken

End of over 16 (10 runs) Ireland 138/2
GC Wilson    42* (25b 2x4 3x6)      C Venskie    3-0-23-0
PR Stirling    82* (55b 7x4 5x6)      D Adams    3-0-30-1

16.1

Adams to Wilson, 2 wides, Adams strays too far outside off-stump and the keeper can't collect

16.1

Adams to Stirling, 1 wide

16.1

Adams to Stirling, 1 run, strong, well-timed on-drive but there is protection lurking on the boundary

16.2

Adams to Wilson, 2 runs, played square for a couple

16.3

Adams to Wilson, 2 runs, smashed back at Adams, who gets a finger-tip on it as it races towards the boundary. Long on does well to collect

16.4

Adams to Wilson, SIX, pulled for the maximum - that brings up Wilson's half century

16.5

Adams to Wilson, FOUR, driven over extra-cover

16.6

Adams to Wilson, 1 run

End of over 17 (19 runs) Ireland 157/2
GC Wilson    57* (30b 3x4 4x6)      D Adams    4-0-49-1
PR Stirling    83* (56b 7x4 5x6)      C Venskie    3-0-23-0

17.1

Venskie to Wilson, 1 run, driven towards long-on for a single

17.2

Venskie to Stirling, 1 run, chipped towards extra cover

17.3

Venskie to Wilson, (no ball) SIX, Venskie delivers one above the waist and Wilson responds with a well-executed pull for six

17.3

Venskie to Wilson, OUT, full and straight, Wilson misses and Venskie hits

GC Wilson b Venskie 64 (44m 33b 3x4 5x6) SR: 193.93

17.4

Venskie to Joyce, 1 run, Venskie offers up a full-toss to get Joyce going - chipped square for a single

17.5

Venskie to Stirling, no run, slightly quicker than usual and Stirling plays a bit too late

17.6

Venskie to Stirling, FOUR, a bit too short and Stirling moves on to 88 with a well-timed pull shot

End of over 18 (14 runs) Ireland 171/3
PR Stirling    88* (59b 8x4 5x6)      C Venskie    4-0-37-1
EC Joyce    1* (1b)      D Adams    4-0-49-1

18.1

CR Dolley to Joyce, 1 run, attempted reverse sweep but a little more square than intended - square leg collects

18.2

CR Dolley to Stirling, SIX, lofted on drive that sails over long-on's head and bounces off the clubhouse steps

18.3

CR Dolley to Stirling, 1 run

18.4

CR Dolley to Joyce, 1 run

18.5

CR Dolley to Stirling, SIX, full toss dispatched over the square leg boundary to bring up a well-deserved 100 for Stirling

18.6

CR Dolley to Stirling, 1 run

End of over 19 (16 runs) Ireland 187/3
PR Stirling    102* (63b 8x4 7x6)      CR Dolley    3-0-36-0
EC Joyce    3* (3b)      C Venskie    4-0-37-1

19.1

de Villiers to Stirling, 2 runs, de Villiers strays onto the pads and Stirling scoops it towards deep square leg

19.2

de Villiers to Stirling, 1 run, intentionally edged towards third man

19.3

de Villiers to Joyce, 1 run, Joyce shows some intent with a few steps towards the bowler but in the end settles for playing forward and running through for one

19.4

de Villiers to Stirling, FOUR, Stirling gets down on his knees and sweeps

19.5

de Villiers to Stirling, 1 run, driven to long-on

19.6

de Villiers to Joyce, 1 run, slightly tame end to an excellent Irish innings

Match State: Innings Break

End of over 20 (10 runs) Ireland 197/3
EC Joyce    5* (5b)      K de Villiers    3-0-28-0
PR Stirling    110* (67b 9x4 7x6)      CR Dolley    3-0-36-0
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