Australia A tour of England, Ireland and Scotland, 2013 / Commentary

Overs 1-50  | Overs 51-100

Good morning and welcome to EPSNCricinfo's coverage of the 4-day game between Ireland and Australia A. My name is Justin Smyth and i'm going to be bringing you ball by ball coverage over the next 4 days.

Both teams are warming up on the pitch, even though there is a lot of cloud cover around, its dry - for now... Games here at Stormont rarely go without being affected by the rain and i'm sure that today will be no exception.

Toss - The captains have been out in the middle and Ireland have won the toss, they have elected to field first.

After Australia A's 360 run win against Scotland last Ireland have picked a team heavy on batting. The teams are out on the pitch having their official photos taken and we should be getting away on time at 11.00 am.

10:54 Ireland players heading out to the middle now...

0.1

Sorensen to Maddinson, no run, outside offstump and through to the keeper

0.2

Sorensen to Maddinson, no run, outside off again and left alone

0.3

Sorensen to Maddinson, 1 run, strays onto the legstump and clipped through midwicket

0.4

Sorensen to Doolan, 1 run, slower ball and its almost straight back to the bowler

0.5

Sorensen to Maddinson, no run, hit straight to mid off

0.6

Sorensen to Maddinson, FOUR, go forward and drives the ball through the covers great shot

End of over 1 (6 runs) Australia A 6/0
NJ Maddinson    5* (5b 1x4)      MC Sorensen    1-0-6-0
AJ Doolan    1* (1b)     

1.1

Johnston to Doolan, 2 runs, full ball clipped off the pads and its run down just before the mid-wicket boundary

1.2

Johnston to Doolan, no run, driven to the man at mid-off

1.3

Johnston to Doolan, no run, good length ball and Doolan plays inside the line

1.4

Johnston to Doolan, 1 run, pitched up and the ball gets dropped into the offside and they run a quick single

1.5

Johnston to Maddinson, no run, outside offstump and Maddinson gets the bat well out of the way

1.6

Johnston to Maddinson, no run, looks to cut the ball and misses it

End of over 2 (3 runs) Australia A 9/0
NJ Maddinson    5* (7b 1x4)      DT Johnston    1-0-3-0
AJ Doolan    4* (5b)      MC Sorensen    1-0-6-0

2.1

Sorensen to Doolan, no run, pitched up and good forward defensive shot

2.2

Sorensen to Doolan, no run, shorter ball and Doolan gets on his toes and plays down to point

2.3

Sorensen to Doolan, 1 run, clipped off the pads down to long leg

2.4

Sorensen to Maddinson, no run, looks to clip off the pads and misses the ball

2.5

Sorensen to Maddinson, 1 run, goes forward and clips the ball to mid-wicket. An easy single there

2.6

Sorensen to Doolan, 2 runs, clipped off the legs and long leg runs round to field

End of over 3 (4 runs) Australia A 13/0
AJ Doolan    7* (9b)      MC Sorensen    2-0-10-0
NJ Maddinson    6* (9b 1x4)      DT Johnston    1-0-3-0

3.1

Johnston to Maddinson, no run, outside offstump and left well alone

3.2

Johnston to Maddinson, no run, pitched up and defended into the off side

3.3

Johnston to Maddinson, no run, driven to the man at cover and there is no run

3.4

Johnston to Maddinson, no run, gets forward to defend and gets an inside egde

3.5

Johnston to Maddinson, no run, outside offstump and Maddinson watches it through to the keeper

3.6

Johnston to Maddinson, no run, turned off the legs to the fielder at square leg

End of over 4 (maiden) Australia A 13/0
NJ Maddinson    6* (15b 1x4)      DT Johnston    2-1-3-0
AJ Doolan    7* (9b)      MC Sorensen    2-0-10-0

4.1

Sorensen to Doolan, no run, pitched up and driven to mid-on

4.2

Sorensen to Doolan, 1 run, clipped to O'Brien at mid-on, they go for a quick single

4.3

Sorensen to Maddinson, OUT, comes back in off the wicket and hits the stumps. Ireland get their first wicket

NJ Maddinson b Sorensen 6 (16b 1x4 0x6) SR: 37.50

4.4

Sorensen to Khawaja, no run, good length ball which Khawaja plays inside the line

4.5

Sorensen to Khawaja, no run, outside offstump and the batsman watches the ball through to the keeper

4.6

Sorensen to Khawaja, no run, gets on the front foot and just misses the outside edge

End of over 5 (1 run) Australia A 14/1
UT Khawaja    0* (3b)      MC Sorensen    3-0-11-1
AJ Doolan    8* (11b)      DT Johnston    2-1-3-0

5.1

Johnston to Doolan, no run, hit on the pad but its going down the legside

5.2

Johnston to Doolan, FOUR, slower ball from Johnston, Doolan gets on the front foot and drives the ball through the covers. Great shot

5.3

Johnston to Doolan, no run, shorter ball which the batsman gets on his toes and plays down into the off side

5.4

Johnston to Doolan, no run, gets forward and knocks the ball to mid-off

5.5

Johnston to Doolan, no run, outside offstump and Doolan gets his bat high in the air and out of the way

5.6

Johnston to Doolan, FOUR, wide outside offstump and Doolan is onto it in a flash. The ball goes quickly to the square boundary on the offside

End of over 6 (8 runs) Australia A 22/1
AJ Doolan    16* (17b 2x4)      DT Johnston    3-1-11-0
UT Khawaja    0* (3b)      MC Sorensen    3-0-11-1

6.1

Sorensen to Khawaja, no run, fuller ball from Sorensen but its outside the offstump and left alone

6.2

Sorensen to Khawaja, OUT, another wicket for Sorensen. It was the same delivery that got Maddinson. It came back in off the pitch and bowled him. Good start here from Ireland

UT Khawaja b Sorensen 0 (5b 0x4 0x6) SR: 0.00

Steve Smith is the next man in.

6.3

Sorensen to Smith, 1 run, almost another! It was edged into the slips and dropped just before first slip. Almost two in two for Sorensen

6.4

Sorensen to Doolan, FOUR, clipped off the pads and it was too fine for the man at long leg

6.5

Sorensen to Doolan, no run, tries the same shot again but this time misses the ball

6.6

Sorensen to Doolan, FOUR, strays onto legstump again and it races to the square leg boundary. Great start here from Doolan

End of over 7 (9 runs) Australia A 31/2
AJ Doolan    24* (20b 4x4)      MC Sorensen    4-0-20-2
SPD Smith    1* (1b)      DT Johnston    3-1-11-0

7.1

Johnston to Smith, no run, pitched up and hit straight back at the bowler. Johnston does well to stop it because the ball was travelling quickly

7.2

Johnston to Smith, no run, gets on the front foot and looks to drive the ball. It just misses the outside edge

7.3

Johnston to Smith, 1 run, clips the ball off the pads and down to long leg

7.4

Johnston to Doolan, no run, slower ball outside offstump

7.5

Johnston to Doolan, 1 run, looks to turn the ball into the legside, Doolan gets through the shot too early and it gets the outside edge down through point.

7.6

Johnston to Smith, no run, outside offstump and left alone, it goes through to the keeper

End of over 8 (2 runs) Australia A 33/2
SPD Smith    2* (5b)      DT Johnston    4-1-13-0
AJ Doolan    25* (22b 4x4)      MC Sorensen    4-0-20-2

8.1

Sorensen to Doolan, no run, outside the offstump and left alone

8.2

Sorensen to Doolan, no run, short ball and Doolan goes back in the crease and watches the ball through to the keeper

8.3

Sorensen to Doolan, no run, outside the offstump and left alone again

8.4

Sorensen to Doolan, no run, strays down legside and Doolan looks to clip the ball. He misses and it goes through to the keeper

8.5

Sorensen to Doolan, no run, outside offstump and Doolan makes sure that he gets the bat well out of the way

8.6

Sorensen to Doolan, no run, drops the ball into the legside and the fielders run in quickly to stop the run

End of over 9 (maiden) Australia A 33/2
AJ Doolan    25* (28b 4x4)      MC Sorensen    5-1-20-2
SPD Smith    2* (5b)      DT Johnston    4-1-13-0

9.1

Johnston to Smith, 1 run, full ball on the legstump and its hit to mid-wicket nd there is an easy run

9.2

Johnston to Doolan, no run, good length ball and Doolan leaves it well alone

9.3

Johnston to Doolan, FOUR, great shot from Doolan. It was pitched up and Doolan got on the front foot and drove it back past the bowler

9.4

Johnston to Doolan, no run, gets on the front foot and knocks the ball into the offside

9.5

Johnston to Doolan, no run, goes back in the crease and hits the ball to point.

9.6

Johnston to Doolan, no run, slower ball from Johnston and it goes down legside and through to Poynter behind the stumps

End of over 10 (5 runs) Australia A 38/2
AJ Doolan    29* (33b 5x4)      DT Johnston    5-1-18-0
SPD Smith    3* (6b)      MC Sorensen    5-1-20-2

10.1

Sorensen to Smith, no run, drives the ball back past the bowler and O'Brien stops it well at mid-on

10.2

Sorensen to Smith, 1 run, drops the ball ahead of point and they run through quickly

10.3

Sorensen to Doolan, FOUR, goes back in the crease and pulls the ball to the deep mid-wicket boundary. Big cheer from the Australian tent

10.4

Sorensen to Doolan, no run, good length ball which Doolan goes back in the crease and gets his bat out of the way

10.5

Sorensen to Doolan, no run, its outside offstump again and Doolan gets his bat high in the air

10.6

Sorensen to Doolan, no run, pitched up and the batsman gets on the front foot and knocks it to mid-on

Bowling change from Ireland. John Mooney is coming on.

End of over 11 (5 runs) Australia A 43/2
AJ Doolan    33* (37b 6x4)      MC Sorensen    6-1-25-2
SPD Smith    4* (8b)      DT Johnston    5-1-18-0

11.1

Mooney to Smith, 1 run, good length ball ddropped in front of point. He picks up the ball and throws at the bowlers end. Smith would have been home if it had hit

11.2

Mooney to Doolan, 2 runs, clipped fine off the legs and long leg has to run a long way to field. Well run there.

11.3

Mooney to Doolan, no run, outside offstump and Doolan leaves it alone

11.4

Mooney to Doolan, no run, good length ball from Mooney, Doolan gets onto the front foot and defends forward

11.5

Mooney to Doolan, no run, gets forward to a good length ball and raises his bat out of the way

11.6

Mooney to Doolan, no run, goes down the legside and Poynter does well to gather the ball cleanly

End of over 12 (3 runs) Australia A 46/2
AJ Doolan    35* (42b 6x4)      JF Mooney    1-0-3-0
SPD Smith    5* (9b)      MC Sorensen    6-1-25-2

12.1

Sorensen to Smith, no run, gets forward to a good length ball and guides the ball in front of second slip

12.2

Sorensen to Smith, no run, outside offstump and Smith doesnt have to play a shot

12.3

Sorensen to Smith, no run, outside offstump and Smith just watches it go by

12.4

Sorensen to Smith, 2 runs, hit past the fielder at mid-off and they run a comfortable two

12.5

Sorensen to Smith, no run, another ball outside offstump which doesnt trouble the batsman

12.6

Sorensen to Smith, FOUR, Sorensen pitches the ball up and its driven back past the bowler. Johnston had no chance to cut that off at mid-on

End of over 13 (6 runs) Australia A 52/2
SPD Smith    11* (15b 1x4)      MC Sorensen    7-1-31-2
AJ Doolan    35* (42b 6x4)      JF Mooney    1-0-3-0

13.1

Mooney to Doolan, no run, pitched up and driven straight to mid-on

13.2

Mooney to Doolan, FOUR, shorter ball from Mooney, Doolan goes back in the crease and pulls the ball through square leg. Great shot again from Doolan

13.3

Mooney to Doolan, 4 byes, goes down legside again and this time Poynter doesnt stop it

13.4

Mooney to Doolan, 1 run, gets on the front foot and drives the ball. Great sound coming off the bat but the mid-off fielder dives and stops the ball

13.5

Mooney to Smith, no run, cuts the ball to point and the fielder dives and stops the ball well

13.6

Mooney to Smith, no run, goes back to a good length ball and punches the ball up to mid-off

End of over 14 (9 runs) Australia A 61/2
SPD Smith    11* (17b 1x4)      JF Mooney    2-0-8-0
AJ Doolan    40* (46b 7x4)      MC Sorensen    7-1-31-2

14.1

Johnston to Doolan, no run, good length ball hit back down the pitch to the bowler

14.2

Johnston to Doolan, no run, clipped off the pads and its stopped well by square leg

14.3

Johnston to Doolan, OUT, its a good length ball from Johnston and it just takes the outside edge. Poynter takes an easy catch. Doolan is really angry with that shot because he has been playing beautifully

AJ Doolan c †Poynter b Johnston 40 (49b 7x4 0x6) SR: 81.63

Haddin has moved up in the order. Australia A are in a bit of trouble here at 61-3

14.4

Johnston to Haddin, no run, gets forward and defends forward

14.5

Johnston to Haddin, no run, hits the ball into the legside and they think about the single and decide wisely against it

14.6

Johnston to Haddin, no run, good length ball and Haddin gets on the front foot and defends forward. Thats a wicket maiden for Johnston

End of over 15 (wicket maiden) Australia A 61/3
BJ Haddin    0* (3b)      DT Johnston    6-2-18-1
SPD Smith    11* (17b 1x4)      JF Mooney    2-0-8-0

15.1

Mooney to Smith, no run, looks to drive the ball through the covers. Plays inside the line and goes through to the keeper

15.2

Mooney to Smith, no run, shorter ball and Smith goes back in the crease and defends forward

15.3

Mooney to Smith, no run, gets forward and defends

15.4

Mooney to Smith, 1 run, hits the ball in front of point and they set off for a quick one. Point gathers cleanly and throws at the bowlers end. If he had hit Smith would have been gone, risky single there

15.5

Mooney to Haddin, no run, hit back down the pitch and Mooney stops it himself

15.6

Mooney to Haddin, no run, slower ball and Haddin plays through the shot early. It hits him on the pads but it was going down the legside

End of over 16 (1 run) Australia A 62/3
BJ Haddin    0* (5b)      JF Mooney    3-0-9-0
SPD Smith    12* (21b 1x4)      DT Johnston    6-2-18-1

16.1

Johnston to Smith, no run, gets forward and defends into the legside

16.2

Johnston to Smith, 1 run, clipped off the pads and long leg runs and fields

16.3

Johnston to Haddin, no run, slower ball from Johnston, Haddin gets in line and defends forward

16.4

Johnston to Haddin, 2 runs, slower ball pitched up and driven past the extra cover fielder. He turns and chases it down just before the ropes

16.5

Johnston to Haddin, no run, shorter ball outside offstump and Haddin gets the bat well out of the way

16.6

Johnston to Haddin, OUT, another wicket for Ireland. It was a good length ball and Haddin went back in the crease to defend the ball and missed. Johnston is delighted.

BJ Haddin b Johnston 2 (9b 0x4 0x6) SR: 22.22

End of over 17 (3 runs) Australia A 65/4
     DT Johnston    7-2-21-2
SPD Smith    13* (23b 1x4)      JF Mooney    3-0-9-0

17.1

Mooney to Smith, no run, gets on the front foot and driven up to mid-off. No run there.

17.2

Mooney to Smith, no run, turns the ball onto the legside and its straight to the man at square leg

17.3

Mooney to Smith, no run, goes back in the crease and defends the ball forward

17.4

Mooney to Smith, no run, shorter ball turned to square leg and there is no run

17.5

Mooney to Smith, 2 runs, driven through the covers for a comfortable two

17.6

Mooney to Smith, no run, clipped to square leg again and fielded well

End of over 18 (2 runs) Australia A 67/4
SPD Smith    15* (29b 1x4)      JF Mooney    4-0-11-0
MC Henriques    0* (0b)      DT Johnston    7-2-21-2

18.1

Johnston to Henriques, no run, outside offstump and left well alone

18.2

Johnston to Henriques, no run, slower ball which Henrigue hits down to point

18.3

Johnston to Henriques, no run, good length ball which Henriques gets well forward to

18.4

Johnston to Henriques, no run, looks to clip the ball through the legside, it hits him on the pad but was outside the line

18.5

Johnston to Henriques, 1 run, drops the ball in front of cover and they set off for a quick run. They get home safely

18.6

Johnston to Smith, no run, big shout for LBW from the bowler. Smith gets forward to a good length ball. The whole of the Ireland side goes up but the umpire is unmoved

End of over 19 (1 run) Australia A 68/4
SPD Smith    15* (30b 1x4)      DT Johnston    8-2-22-2
MC Henriques    1* (5b)      JF Mooney    4-0-11-0

19.1

Mooney to Henriques, no run, outside offstump and let go through to the keeper

19.2

Mooney to Henriques, 1 run, clipped through square leg and the fielder in the deep runs in to keep it to one

19.3

Mooney to Smith, no run, outside offstump and Smith gets the bat high in the air

19.4

Mooney to Smith, no run, short ball which goes down the legside and Smith watches it go by. Poynter gathers well this time

19.5

Mooney to Smith, no run, short ball outside offstump and left alone

19.6

Mooney to Smith, no run, looks to defend the ball into the offside, just gets the outside edge and Smith wasnt sure where that was going

End of over 20 (1 run) Australia A 69/4
SPD Smith    15* (34b 1x4)      JF Mooney    5-0-12-0
MC Henriques    2* (7b)      DT Johnston    8-2-22-2

20.1

Johnston to Henriques, no run, slower ball outside offstump and left alone by Henriques

20.2

Johnston to Henriques, no run, slower ball that the batsman tries to turn into the legside. He misses and it hits him on the thigh pad

20.3

Johnston to Henriques, no run, gets forward and guides the ball to point.

It has started drizzling now. Hopefully it is passing quickly

20.4

Johnston to Henriques, no run, gets forward to the ball and hits him high on the pads again.

The rain has started coming down heavier now and the players are coming off. Match State: Delay - Day 1 - rain

Its been a good start here from the Irish bowlers. So they will be disappointed that the rain has come to interrupt the play. The rain was expected at some point today and the grounds staff have rushed the covers on. This is cricket in Ireland, so I wouldnt be suprised if the umpires didnt decide on an early lunch here. I will update you on any changes whe I get them

Match State: Delay - Day 1 - wet outfield

20.5

Johnston to Henriques, no run, goes back in the crease and defends the ball forward

1.00pm The good news is the rain has stopped. The umpires have been out in the middle and the covers has started to be taken off. The drainage here in Stormont is good so the ground should dry quickly. The lunch wasnt taken early so it is now offically lunch. Please join me again at 1.40pm when we shouls be restarting. Match State: Lunch - Day 1 Match State: Lunch - Day 1 - clear

Play is just about to restart and we have bright sunshine.

20.6

Johnston to Henriques, 1 run, driven through the covers and there is an easy single

End of over 21 (1 run) Australia A 70/4
MC Henriques    3* (13b)      DT Johnston    9-2-23-2
SPD Smith    15* (34b 1x4)      JF Mooney    5-0-12-0

21.1

Mooney to Henriques, no run, pitched up and driven up to mid-off

21.2

Mooney to Henriques, no run, outside offstump and Henriques lets it go through to the keeper

21.3

Mooney to Henriques, no run, ' shorter ball from Mooney and its clipped to the short mid-wicket

21.4

Mooney to Henriques, no run, short ball again which the batsman gets up on his toes and plays to cover

21.5

Mooney to Henriques, 1 run, hits the ball in front of point, they go for a quick single and get it easily

21.6

Mooney to Smith, FOUR, gets the outside edge and it goes through the slips. Smith wasnt sure where that went and was luckly that it didnt go in the air

End of over 22 (5 runs) Australia A 75/4
SPD Smith    19* (35b 2x4)      JF Mooney    6-0-17-0
MC Henriques    4* (18b)      DT Johnston    9-2-23-2

22.1

Johnston to Henriques, no run, slower ball front Johnston, Henriques gets in line and defends forward

22.2

Johnston to Henriques, no run, gets a big step forward and defends into the offside

22.3

Johnston to Henriques, FOUR, its short and wide outside the offstump and Henriques cuts it hard through point. It races away, no chance of stopping that

22.4

Johnston to Henriques, no run, outside offstump and goes through to the keeper

22.5

Johnston to Henriques, no run, outside offstump and Henriques just lets it go by

22.6

Johnston to Henriques, no run, looks to hit the ball into the legside and misses. It hits him on the pads and the slips go up. Nothing from the bowler though.

End of over 23 (4 runs) Australia A 79/4
MC Henriques    8* (24b 1x4)      DT Johnston    10-2-27-2
SPD Smith    19* (35b 2x4)      JF Mooney    6-0-17-0

23.1

Thompson to Smith, FOUR, tries the yorker first ball and Smith jams the bat down on it. It flies over the slips and to the third man boundary

23.2

Thompson to Smith, no run, outside offstump and left alone

23.3

Thompson to Smith, FOUR, wide outside offstump and Smith reaches for the ball and cuts it through point. Nobody chases after the ball as it flies away

23.4

Thompson to Smith, no run, better ball from Thompson, Smith defends forward

23.5

Thompson to Smith, no run, gets in line and defends forward

23.6

Thompson to Smith, no run, wide outside offstump and let through to the keeper

End of over 24 (8 runs) Australia A 87/4
SPD Smith    27* (41b 4x4)      SR Thompson    1-0-8-0
MC Henriques    8* (24b 1x4)      DT Johnston    10-2-27-2

24.1

Johnston to Henriques, no run, defended back to the bowler

24.2

Johnston to Henriques, no run, outside offstump and Henriques didnt want anything to do with it.

24.3

Johnston to Henriques, FOUR, Johnston over pitches the ball and Henriques drives the ball through the covers.

24.4

Johnston to Henriques, 2 runs, Johnston gets the outside edge of Henriques bat and it flies through the slips

24.5

Johnston to Henriques, 1 run, pitched up and clipped into the legside

24.6

Johnston to Smith, no run, pitched up again from Johnston and Smith lets it go outside the offstump

End of over 25 (7 runs) Australia A 94/4
SPD Smith    27* (42b 4x4)      DT Johnston    11-2-34-2
MC Henriques    15* (29b 2x4)      SR Thompson    1-0-8-0

25.1

Thompson to Henriques, no run, outside offstump and Henriques lets the ball go through to the keeper

25.2

Thompson to Henriques, no run, runs the ball down to Mooney at Gully.

25.3

Thompson to Henriques, no run, its outside offstump and Anderson does well to stop the ball diving to his left

25.4

Thompson to Henriques, no run, hits Henriques on the pads and there is a muted cry from the slips. Too high

25.5

Thompson to Henriques, no run, hits the ball to the extra cover fielder

25.6

Thompson to Henriques, no run, goes down the legside and Henriques looks to pull the ball. He misses and Ponyter gathers it well

End of over 26 (maiden) Australia A 94/4
MC Henriques    15* (35b 2x4)      SR Thompson    2-1-8-0
SPD Smith    27* (42b 4x4)      DT Johnston    11-2-34-2

26.1

Johnston to Smith, no run, pitched up and smith looks to turn the ball into the legside. It takes the edge and drops into the off side

26.2

Johnston to Smith, 1 run, chips the ball back over the bowlers head. Mid-on cant gather the ball quickly and they get a single

26.3

Johnston to Henriques, FOUR, strays onto the leg stop and its hit through square leg. Two fielders chase after it but cant stop it

26.4

Johnston to Henriques, no run, outside offstump and through to the keeper

26.5

Johnston to Henriques, no run, outside offstump again and the batsman didnt have to play at it

26.6

Johnston to Henriques, no run, pitched up from Johnston and its played into the covers

End of over 27 (5 runs) Australia A 99/4
MC Henriques    19* (39b 3x4)      DT Johnston    12-2-39-2
SPD Smith    28* (44b 4x4)      SR Thompson    2-1-8-0

27.1

Thompson to Smith, no run, gets onto the front foot and drives the ball to Anderson at point

27.2

Thompson to Smith, no run, goes down the legside and Poynter has to dive to stop any byes

27.3

Thompson to Smith, no run, good length ball that Smith gets in line and defends

27.4

Thompson to Smith, 1 run, clipped off the legs to deep square leg. That is the 100 up for Australia A

27.5

Thompson to Henriques, no run, hit to the mid-wicket fielder

27.6

Thompson to Henriques, no run, driven up to mid-off to end the over

End of over 28 (1 run) Australia A 100/4
MC Henriques    19* (41b 3x4)      SR Thompson    3-1-9-0
SPD Smith    29* (48b 4x4)      DT Johnston    12-2-39-2

28.1

Cusack to Smith, no run, goes back in the crease and guides the ball to point

28.2

Cusack to Smith, no run, pitched up and hit to the cover fielder

28.3

Cusack to Smith, no run, pitched up and defended back down the pitch

28.4

Cusack to Smith, no run, outside offstump and Smith can just watch it sail by

28.5

Cusack to Smith, no run, good length again from Cusack and Smith defends forward

28.6

Cusack to Smith, no run, outside offstump and Smith doesnt attempt a shot. Maiden to start from Cusack

End of over 29 (maiden) Australia A 100/4
SPD Smith    29* (54b 4x4)      AR Cusack    1-1-0-0
MC Henriques    19* (41b 3x4)      SR Thompson    3-1-9-0

29.1

Thompson to Henriques, no run, over pitched and driven up to mid-off

29.2

Thompson to Henriques, no run, short outside offstump and left alone

29.3

Thompson to Henriques, no run, Henriques gets on the front foot and watches the ball go outside the off stump

29.4

Thompson to Henriques, no run, straighter this time from Thompson and its defended into the legside

29.5

Thompson to Henriques, FOUR, short and wide outside offstump and Henriques gives it what it deserves. Cut hard through point and it race away

29.6

Thompson to Henriques, no run, looks to clip the ball off his legs, he misses and it goes through to the keeper

End of over 30 (4 runs) Australia A 104/4
MC Henriques    23* (47b 4x4)      SR Thompson    4-1-13-0
SPD Smith    29* (54b 4x4)      AR Cusack    1-1-0-0

30.1

Cusack to Smith, no run, outside offstump and through to the keeper

30.2

Cusack to Smith, no run, same again with the next ball too

30.3

Cusack to Smith, no run, pitched up and defended into the covers

30.4

Cusack to Smith, no run, outside offstump and Smith doesnt even try a shot

30.5

Cusack to Smith, 1 no ball, first no ball of the day, Smith looks to pull the ball and Johnston dives at mid-on to stop it

30.5

Cusack to Smith, no run, outside offstump again and there is no shot

30.6

Cusack to Smith, FOUR, Smith plays a great shot there, its a shorter delivery from Cusack. Smith pulls the ball through mid-wicket, he timed it sweetly and it races away

End of over 31 (5 runs) Australia A 109/4
SPD Smith    33* (61b 5x4)      AR Cusack    2-1-5-0
MC Henriques    23* (47b 4x4)      SR Thompson    4-1-13-0

31.1

Thompson to Henriques, 1 run, drives the ball wide of mid-off. They set off quickly and get an easy single

31.2

Thompson to Smith, 1 run, clipped off through the vacant square leg position.

31.3

Thompson to Henriques, no run, gets on thr front foot and drives the ball up to mid-off

31.4

Thompson to Henriques, no run, Henriques gets on the front foot and drive the ball to cover

31.5

Thompson to Henriques, no run, goes back in the crease and hits the ball to mid-on

31.6

Thompson to Henriques, 1 run, hits the ball through point and the sweeper on the cover boundary runs in to field

The weather has definitely improved, we have blue sky and sunshine now

End of over 32 (3 runs) Australia A 112/4
MC Henriques    25* (52b 4x4)      SR Thompson    5-1-16-0
SPD Smith    34* (62b 5x4)      AR Cusack    2-1-5-0

32.1

Sorensen to Henriques, FOUR, driven up to mid-off and a misfield lets it go all the way to the rope. Thats the 50 partnership now.

32.2

Sorensen to Henriques, no run, defended back down the pitch

32.3

Sorensen to Henriques, no run, cut to the point fielder and they dont think about a single

32.4

Sorensen to Henriques, 2 runs, shorter ball from Sorensen, Henriques gets up on his toes and plays the ball through the coverss

32.5

Sorensen to Henriques, no run, pitched up and Henriques digs that ball out

32.6

Sorensen to Henriques, no run, hits the batsman on the pads and there is a muted shout from the bowler

Cusack has changed ends here.

End of over 33 (6 runs) Australia A 118/4
MC Henriques    31* (58b 5x4)      MC Sorensen    8-1-37-2
SPD Smith    34* (62b 5x4)      SR Thompson    5-1-16-0

33.1

Cusack to Smith, no run, down legside and Poynter gathers well

33.2

Cusack to Smith, no run, outside offstump and Smith puts his bat high in the air

33.3

Cusack to Smith, no run, good length ball from Cusack that Smith defends forward

33.4

Cusack to Smith, no run, pitched up and Smith gets his bat down at the last second to dig out

33.5

Cusack to Smith, no run, hits Smith on the pads but it was going down the leside

33.6

Cusack to Smith, no run, gets forward to the ball and defends it forward

End of over 34 (maiden) Australia A 118/4
SPD Smith    34* (68b 5x4)      AR Cusack    3-2-5-0
MC Henriques    31* (58b 5x4)      MC Sorensen    8-1-37-2

34.1

Sorensen to Henriques, no run, hits the ball to the cover fielder

34.2

Sorensen to Henriques, no run, its short and wide outside offstump and Henriques looks to cut the ball. He misses and it goes through to the keeper

34.3

Sorensen to Henriques, no run, pitched up and its knocked up to mid-off

34.4

Sorensen to Henriques, no run, defended back down the pitch and there is no run

34.5

Sorensen to Henriques, no run, pitched up again and its defended forward

34.6

Sorensen to Henriques, no run, it hits the batsman on the pad and there is a huge appeal from the fielders. The umpire is unmoved

End of over 35 (maiden) Australia A 118/4
MC Henriques    31* (64b 5x4)      MC Sorensen    9-2-37-2
SPD Smith    34* (68b 5x4)      AR Cusack    3-2-5-0

35.1

Cusack to Smith, no run, good length ball that is defended into the onside

35.2

Cusack to Smith, no run, gets on the front foot but doesnt time the ball and it goes to the cover fielder

35.3

Cusack to Smith, no run, gets an inside edge onto the pads and goes into the onside

35.4

Cusack to Smith, no run, cuts the ball to the cover fielder and there is no run

35.5

Cusack to Smith, 1 no ball, oversteps again from Cusack

35.5

Cusack to Smith, no run, drives the ball up to mid-on

35.6

Cusack to Smith, no run, slower ball turned into the legside and the fielder runs in from mid-wicket to pick up the ball

End of over 36 (1 run) Australia A 119/4
SPD Smith    34* (75b 5x4)      AR Cusack    4-2-6-0
MC Henriques    31* (64b 5x4)      MC Sorensen    9-2-37-2

36.1

Sorensen to Henriques, 2 runs, overpitched and on legstump, clipped through square leg

36.2

Sorensen to Henriques, no run, good length ball and Henriques gets down the pitch and defends

36.3

Sorensen to Henriques, no run, good length ball hit hard back to the bowler.

36.4

Sorensen to Henriques, no run, gets on his toes and drops thee ball into the offside. They think of a quick run but the fielder is in quickly

36.5

Sorensen to Henriques, no run, hits the ball to the cover fielder

36.6

Sorensen to Henriques, no run, shorter ball from Sorensen, Henriques gets up on his toes and hits to cover. Thats drinks.

Match State: Drinks

Its been good for Australia A after lunch. Both Smith and Henriques have played very nicely. There hasnt been much threat from the Irish bowlers.

End of over 37 (2 runs) Australia A 121/4
MC Henriques    33* (70b 5x4)      MC Sorensen    10-2-39-2
SPD Smith    34* (75b 5x4)      AR Cusack    4-2-6-0

37.1

Cusack to Smith, 3 runs, clipped off the pads and Ponyter has to run back to field

37.2

Cusack to Henriques, FOUR, driven through the covers and its a great shot

37.3

Cusack to Henriques, no run, drives the ball again but this time it goes straight to the cover fielder

37.4

Cusack to Henriques, SIX, great shot from Henriques, he comes down the wicket and hits the ball over the long-off boundary

37.5

Cusack to Henriques, no run, hits the ball into the ground and Cusack fields off his own bowling

37.6

Cusack to Henriques, no run, clipped into the legside and a dive from mid-wicket stops the ball

End of over 38 (13 runs) Australia A 134/4
MC Henriques    43* (75b 6x4 1x6)      AR Cusack    5-2-19-0
SPD Smith    37* (76b 5x4)      MC Sorensen    10-2-39-2

38.1

Sorensen to Smith, no run, shorter ball from Sorensen, Smith gets inline and defends forward

38.2

Sorensen to Smith, no run, pitched up and driven back past the bowler, mid-on runs across to field

38.3

Sorensen to Smith, no run, hits the ball back hard, Sorensen makes a smart stop and there is no run

38.4

Sorensen to Smith, no run, gets forward down the wicket and defends the ball back to the bowler

38.5

Sorensen to Smith, no run, back outside offstump again and Smith watches it through to the keeper

38.6

Sorensen to Smith, no run, shorter ball and it rises abit on Smith. Smith gets up on his toes and defends.

Poynter is standing up now to Cusack

End of over 39 (maiden) Australia A 134/4
SPD Smith    37* (82b 5x4)      MC Sorensen    11-3-39-2
MC Henriques    43* (75b 6x4 1x6)      AR Cusack    5-2-19-0

39.1

Cusack to Henriques, no run, gets forward to the ball and defends

39.2

Cusack to Henriques, FOUR, gets to the pitch of ther ball and drives it back past the bowler. Johnston dives at mid-on but cant stop it

39.3

Cusack to Henriques, no run, hits the ball to short mid-wicket and its fielded

39.4

Cusack to Henriques, no run, goes back in the crease and cuts the ball to point

39.5

Cusack to Henriques, 1 bye, goes down legside and Ponyter cant gather it

39.6

Cusack to Smith, no run, gets in line with the ball and defends forward

End of over 40 (5 runs) Australia A 139/4
SPD Smith    37* (83b 5x4)      AR Cusack    6-2-23-0
MC Henriques    47* (80b 7x4 1x6)      MC Sorensen    11-3-39-2

40.1

Sorensen to Henriques, OUT, Henriques cant believe it. It was a full toss and he just chipped it to Johnston at mid-on. He didnt look in any danger and Ireland will be delighted with that wicket. He was looking dangerous.

MC Henriques c Johnston b Sorensen 47 (81b 7x4 1x6) SR: 58.02

40.2

Sorensen to Siddle, no run, guided into the slips

40.3

Sorensen to Siddle, no run, knocked back to the bowler

40.4

Sorensen to Siddle, no run, defended forward

40.5

Sorensen to Siddle, OUT, what an over for Sorensen. Siddle guides ball to Mooney at gully. Its a simple catch.

PM Siddle c Mooney b Sorensen 0 (4b 0x4 0x6) SR: 0.00

40.6

Sorensen to Pattinson, no run, defended forward and thats a double wicket maiden for Sorensen

End of over 41 (wicket maiden) Australia A 139/6
JL Pattinson    0* (1b)      MC Sorensen    12-4-39-4
SPD Smith    37* (83b 5x4)      AR Cusack    6-2-23-0

41.1

Cusack to Smith, no run, pitched up and defended back down the pitch.

Poynter has gone back to his normal position now that Henriques is out

41.2

Cusack to Smith, no run, gets forward and defends

41.3

Cusack to Smith, no run, driven back to mid-on and Johnston fields it well

41.4

Cusack to Smith, no run, outside offstump and its goes through to the keeper

41.5

Cusack to Smith, no run, gets forward and hits the ball to mid-on again.

41.6

Cusack to Smith, FOUR, goes for the same shot again and this time Smith times it much better. Gives Johnston no chance at mid-off

End of over 42 (4 runs) Australia A 143/6
SPD Smith    41* (89b 6x4)      AR Cusack    7-2-27-0
JL Pattinson    0* (1b)      MC Sorensen    12-4-39-4

42.1

Sorensen to Pattinson, no run, hits Pattinson on the pads but it was going down legside

42.2

Sorensen to Pattinson, no run, almost gets through Pattinsons defenses. He gets the bat down to a fuller ball at the last minute

42.3

Sorensen to Pattinson, no run, hits the ball into the off side and lands just in front of point

42.4

Sorensen to Pattinson, no run, better shot that time. Gets to the pitch of the ball and defends forward

42.5

Sorensen to Pattinson, no run, full ball again from Sorensen and its hit to the cover fielder

42.6

Sorensen to Pattinson, no run, full ball again and its hit to point. Thats Sorensen's fifth maiden

Johnston is replacing Cusack

End of over 43 (maiden) Australia A 143/6
JL Pattinson    0* (7b)      MC Sorensen    13-5-39-4
SPD Smith    41* (89b 6x4)      AR Cusack    7-2-27-0

43.1

Johnston to Smith, FOUR, its a full ball to start from Johnston and Smith clips it past the short mid-wicket fielder

43.2

Johnston to Smith, no run, slower ball from Johnston and Smith defends forward

43.3

Johnston to Smith, 1 run, shorter ball from Johnston but the pitch is slow. It gives Smith time to pull it to deep square leg

43.4

Johnston to Pattinson, no run, full ball from the bowler and Pattinson defends

43.5

Johnston to Pattinson, 1 run, drops the ball into the covers and there is no fielder there to stop the quick single. Thats Pattinsons first run.

43.6

Johnston to Smith, FOUR, thats the fifty for Smith. Drives the ball wide of mid-off and it races to the ropes. Nobody chases that.

End of over 44 (10 runs) Australia A 153/6
SPD Smith    50* (93b 8x4)      DT Johnston    13-2-49-2
JL Pattinson    1* (9b)      MC Sorensen    13-5-39-4

44.1

Sorensen to Pattinson, no run, gets the outside edge and hits the ground just before third slip

44.2

Sorensen to Pattinson, no run, goes to defend forward and just misses the outside edge

44.3

Sorensen to Pattinson, 1 run, clipped off the pads and square leg runs back to field

44.4

Sorensen to Smith, FOUR, short ball from Sorensen and Smith pulls the ball. He doesnt time it and it goes up to Johnston at mid-on. He misfield at it goes for a boundary.

44.5

Sorensen to Smith, no run, hits the ball back into the pitch and Sorensen fields smartly off his own bowling

44.6

Sorensen to Smith, no run, goes down legside and Smith cant get any bat on the ball and it goes through to Ponyter.

End of over 45 (5 runs) Australia A 158/6
SPD Smith    54* (96b 9x4)      MC Sorensen    14-5-44-4
JL Pattinson    2* (12b)      DT Johnston    13-2-49-2

45.1

Johnston to Pattinson, no run, good length ball and Pattinson stays in his crease and defends

45.2

Johnston to Pattinson, 1 run, short and cut into the covers. They set off quickly and the fielder throws at the stumps. Pattinson would have been home though.

45.3

Johnston to Smith, no run, gets forward and defends

45.4

Johnston to Smith, no run, its outside offstump and Smith can just let it through to the keeper

45.5

Johnston to Smith, no run, it hits Smith on the pads but it was too high so there was no appeal

45.6

Johnston to Smith, no run, short ball from Johnston but it doesnt get up. Its hit up to mid-off

End of over 46 (1 run) Australia A 159/6
SPD Smith    54* (100b 9x4)      DT Johnston    14-2-50-2
JL Pattinson    3* (14b)      MC Sorensen    14-5-44-4

46.1

Mooney to Pattinson, no run, full ball to start from Mooney and Pattinson hits it up to mid-off

46.2

Mooney to Pattinson, no run, full ball again that hits Pattinson on the pads. Muted appeal from Mooney and the slips

46.3

Mooney to Pattinson, 2 runs, hits the ball wide of mid-off and he has to run back to field. They settle for two.

46.4

Mooney to Pattinson, no run, another full ball from Mooney which is defended forward

46.5

Mooney to Pattinson, no run, shorter ball from Mooney. Pattinson goes back in the crease and defends

46.6

Mooney to Pattinson, no run, yorker length that time, Pattinson does well to dig the ball out

Spin coming on for the first time today. Paul Stirling coming on.

End of over 47 (2 runs) Australia A 161/6
JL Pattinson    5* (20b)      JF Mooney    7-0-19-0
SPD Smith    54* (100b 9x4)      DT Johnston    14-2-50-2

47.1

Stirling to Smith, no run, outside offstump and left alone

47.2

Stirling to Smith, no run, gets forward and defends

47.3

Stirling to Smith, no run, comes down the pitch and hits to mid-off

47.4

Stirling to Smith, FOUR, wide and cuts the ball past first slip and races away

47.5

Stirling to Smith, no run, goes back in the crease and hits up to mid-on

47.6

Stirling to Smith, no run, puts one foot down the pitch and defends

End of over 48 (4 runs) Australia A 165/6
SPD Smith    58* (106b 10x4)      PR Stirling    1-0-4-0
JL Pattinson    5* (20b)      JF Mooney    7-0-19-0

48.1

Mooney to Pattinson, FOUR, wide of offstump and Pattinson cuts the ball through point. Very good shot.

48.2

Mooney to Pattinson, no run, defended into the offside

48.3

Mooney to Pattinson, no run, gets onto the back foot and defends

48.4

Mooney to Pattinson, no run, goes down the legside and Poynter gathers

48.5

Mooney to Pattinson, no run, full ball from Mooney and Pattinson defends it back to him

48.6

Mooney to Pattinson, no run, shorter ball which Pattinson picked up quite early. He goes back in the crease and defends.

End of over 49 (4 runs) Australia A 169/6
JL Pattinson    9* (26b 1x4)      JF Mooney    8-0-23-0
SPD Smith    58* (106b 10x4)      PR Stirling    1-0-4-0

49.1

Stirling to Smith, no run, gets foiward and defends

49.2

Stirling to Smith, no run, comes down the pitch but defends

49.3

Stirling to Smith, no run, faster ball from Stirling and defended

49.4

Stirling to Smith, 1 run, drives the ball down to long-on for an easy single

49.5

Stirling to Pattinson, no run, goes back in the crease and it hits him on the pad. Must have been outside offstump because he was well back.

End of over 50 (1 run) Australia A 170/6
JL Pattinson    9* (27b 1x4)      PR Stirling    2-0-5-0
SPD Smith    59* (110b 10x4)      JF Mooney    8-0-23-0
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