ICC Cricket World Cup, 30th Match, Pool B: Ireland v Zimbabwe at Hobart, Mar 7, 2015
ICC Cricket World Cup - 30th match, Pool B
Ireland won by 5 runs
Played at Bellerive Oval, Hobart (neutral venue)
7 March 2015 - day/night match (50-over match)
  Ireland innings (50 overs maximum) R M B 4s 6s SR
View dismissal WTS Porterfield* c Masakadza b Williams 29 81 61 1 0 47.54
20.1 51.8 mph, gone. Porterfield's agonising innings comes to an end. Williams fires it across the left-hander, who makes room and tries to hit it over extra cover. Ends up scooping a high, simple catch to mid-off 79/2
View dismissal PR Stirling c Williams b Panyangara 10 12 11 2 0 90.90
2.6 77.5 mph, short and wide, that shot was on, but he ended up slashing underneath the ball and hit it at catchable height to point, just over the head, and Williams takes it easily, with two hands, timing his jump just right 16/1
View dismissal EC Joyce c Ervine b Chatara 112 142 103 9 3 108.73
38.4 69.6 mph, gone. Another slower full-toss, and Joyce cleared his front leg to hit it over mid-on, maybe, ended up toe-ending it and popping the simplest of catches to short midwicket 217/3
View dismissal A Balbirnie run out (Chakabva/†Taylor) 97 127 79 7 4 122.78
49.1 from Mupariwa, yorker on middle stump, makes room to squeeze it away towards sweeper cover. They take on Chakabva's arm and go for a second, the throw is accurate, and Taylor is quick to remove the bails before Balbirnie could dive into his crease, and the square leg umpire had no hesitation in raising his finger, didn't need to go to the third umpire. Sad end to a superb innings. 326/8
View dismissal KJ O'Brien c Chakabva b Chatara 24 26 22 4 0 109.09
44.1 68.7 mph, slower ball wide outside off, and Kev goes for the big hit, only succeeds in skewing it high in the air, simple catch to the man at long-on 276/4
View dismissal GC Wilson c Chakabva b Williams 25 14 13 3 1 192.30
47.2 60.8 mph, got him. The previous shot brought about a field change, with square leg going back and the off-side sweeper coming in to cover point. Wilson made room to slap the full ball over the fielder, didn't get elevation, and he timed his jump well to take a good overhead catch 308/5
View dismissal JF Mooney b Williams 10 2 4 2 0 250.00
47.5 61.4 mph, full and straight, you miss, I hit. Crashed into middle and leg as Mooney cleared his front leg to slog-sweep over the leg side 319/6
View dismissal NJ O'Brien c Panyangara b Chatara 2 4 4 0 0 50.00
48.4 77.8 mph, well bowled. Sees him come down the track, making room, and bowls a quick bouncer, across the batsman. He takes his eyes off the ball momentarily, is caught between pulling and uppercutting, and ends up top-edging a simple catch to third man 322/7
GH Dockrell not out 5 8 3 0 0 166.66
AR Cusack not out 2 4 3 0 0 66.66
Extras (lb 4, w 8, nb 3) 15
  Total (8 wickets; 50 overs; 214 mins) 331 (6.62 runs per over)
  Bowling O M R W Econ 0s 4s 6s  
View wicket T Panyangara 9 0 69 1 7.66 27 7 2 (1nb, 1w)
2.6 to Stirling, 77.5 mph, short and wide, that shot was on, but he ended up slashing underneath the ball and hit it at catchable height to point, just over the head, and Williams takes it easily, with two hands, timing his jump just right 16/1
View wickets TL Chatara 10 0 61 3 6.10 31 4 2 (1nb, 4w)
38.4 to Joyce, 69.6 mph, gone. Another slower full-toss, and Joyce cleared his front leg to hit it over mid-on, maybe, ended up toe-ending it and popping the simplest of catches to short midwicket 217/3
44.1 to KJ O'Brien, 68.7 mph, slower ball wide outside off, and Kev goes for the big hit, only succeeds in skewing it high in the air, simple catch to the man at long-on 276/4
48.4 to NJ O'Brien, 77.8 mph, well bowled. Sees him come down the track, making room, and bowls a quick bouncer, across the batsman. He takes his eyes off the ball momentarily, is caught between pulling and uppercutting, and ends up top-edging a simple catch to third man 322/7
  T Mupariwa 10 0 56 0 5.60 28 6 0 (1w)
  Sikandar Raza 9 0 51 0 5.66 25 1 3
View wickets SC Williams 9 0 72 3 8.00 19 8 1 (1nb, 2w)
20.1 to Porterfield, 51.8 mph, gone. Porterfield's agonising innings comes to an end. Williams fires it across the left-hander, who makes room and tries to hit it over extra cover. Ends up scooping a high, simple catch to mid-off 79/2
47.2 to Wilson, 60.8 mph, got him. The previous shot brought about a field change, with square leg going back and the off-side sweeper coming in to cover point. Wilson made room to slap the full ball over the fielder, didn't get elevation, and he timed his jump well to take a good overhead catch 308/5
47.5 to Mooney, 61.4 mph, full and straight, you miss, I hit. Crashed into middle and leg as Mooney cleared his front leg to slog-sweep over the leg side 319/6
  H Masakadza 3 0 18 0 6.00 6 2 0
  Zimbabwe innings (target: 332 runs from 50 overs) R M B 4s 6s SR
View dismissal CJ Chibhabha c Porterfield b Cusack 18 36 32 3 0 56.25
8.4 79.3 mph, That's a skier and William Porterfield pulls off a smart catch, Cusack exults. Both the Zimbabwe openers are back in the hut. Chibhabha comes down the track, manufactures a length back and looks to launch it over the covers. But he can only skew it up in the air. Porterfield tracks back from point and completes a fine catch 32/2
View dismissal Sikandar Raza c Stirling b Mooney 12 32 19 2 0 63.15
7.5 78.1 mph, Mooney strikes. Raza is gone. This was full and swinging away outside off, Raza throws his bat at a drive, the ball catches the outside edge and flies to slip, where Stirling dives sharply to his left to snag the ball 32/1
View dismissal SF Mire c Cusack b Dockrell 11 37 21 1 0 52.38
16.4 58.8 mph, gottim. Zimbabwe slump to 74 for 4. This was a bit short and outside off, accompanied by some extra bounce, which foils Mire's timing. Mire does not get hold of the cut and picks out Cusack at backward point 74/4
View dismissal H Masakadza c †Wilson b KJ O'Brien 5 8 7 0 0 71.42
10.3 76.1 mph, KOB goes up for a caught behind appeal. The umpire raises his finger. Has Hamilton Masakadza nicked off? He does not opt for the review and trudges back. Fuller and outside off, he pushes at it, the ball may have slipped off an outside edge to the keeper. Yes, Snicko picks up a spike, vindicating the umpire's decision 41/3
View dismissal BRM Taylor*† c KJ O'Brien b Cusack 121 110 91 11 4 132.96
37.3 69.3 mph, uh, oh. Taylor's gone. Big, big moment, this. This was full outside off. Taylor was looking to lift it over cover. It was the slower one, he was through his shot too early, and the bat turned in his hands and it looped to mid-on instead 223/5
View dismissal SC Williams c Mooney b KJ O'Brien 96 131 83 7 2 115.66
46.5 75.5 mph, taken! Or is it? That is brilliantly judged by Mooney on the rope. Or is it? It's full on off stump, and Williams clears his front leg to swing it away over the leg side, hits it well, but picks out Mooney at deep midwicket, he catches it over his head, he's leaning back very close to the rope, aaaaaaand, they're checking if he's touched the boundary cushion. Has he? Hasn't he? Is there a bit of movement? Or is it just the shadow of his foot? They're zooming in, and still it looks indecisive. They've given it out, and is it because Williams had already left the ground? 300/7
View dismissal CR Ervine c NJ O'Brien b McBrine 11 25 16 1 0 68.75
42.3 53.5 mph, oh my god. Ervine looked to reverse-sweep a middle-stump ball, and popped a simple catch straight to the man at short third man 259/6
View dismissal RW Chakabva b Cusack 17 36 16 1 0 106.25
49.1 71.6 mph, and he strikes! Chakabva gets on one knee and looks to swipe across the line from outside off. It's the offcutter, and he inside-edges that into his off stump 325/9
View dismissal T Panyangara c Porterfield b Mooney 5 4 5 0 0 100.00
47.4 75.3 mph, fullish on leg stump, and Panyangara holes out, clears his front leg and goes over the top, doesn't connect nearly as well as he would have liked and long-on comes in from the boundary to take a good low catch 305/8
View dismissal T Mupariwa c Porterfield b Cusack 18 11 7 2 1 257.14
49.3 71.9 mph, and he's gone. Ireland have won this. Goes for the big hit over the bowler's head, this was another slower ball, I think, and he didn't get hold of it at all. Got more elevation than distance, and Porterfield, running in from long-on, took it calmly, a captain's catch. Ireland are still in with a definite chance of making the quarterfinals. 326/10
TL Chatara not out 1 2 1 0 0 100.00
Extras (lb 8, w 2, nb 1) 11
  Total (all out; 49.3 overs; 221 mins) 326 (6.58 runs per over)
  Bowling O M R W Econ 0s 4s 6s  
View wickets AR Cusack 9.3 2 32 4 3.36 37 2 0 (1w)
8.4 to Chibhabha, 79.3 mph, That's a skier and William Porterfield pulls off a smart catch, Cusack exults. Both the Zimbabwe openers are back in the hut. Chibhabha comes down the track, manufactures a length back and looks to launch it over the covers. But he can only skew it up in the air. Porterfield tracks back from point and completes a fine catch 32/2
37.3 to Taylor, 69.3 mph, uh, oh. Taylor's gone. Big, big moment, this. This was full outside off. Taylor was looking to lift it over cover. It was the slower one, he was through his shot too early, and the bat turned in his hands and it looped to mid-on instead 223/5
49.1 to Chakabva, 71.6 mph, and he strikes! Chakabva gets on one knee and looks to swipe across the line from outside off. It's the offcutter, and he inside-edges that into his off stump 325/9
49.3 to Mupariwa, 71.9 mph, and he's gone. Ireland have won this. Goes for the big hit over the bowler's head, this was another slower ball, I think, and he didn't get hold of it at all. Got more elevation than distance, and Porterfield, running in from long-on, took it calmly, a captain's catch. Ireland are still in with a definite chance of making the quarterfinals. 326/10
View wickets JF Mooney 10 0 58 2 5.80 32 7 0 (1w)
7.5 to Sikandar Raza, 78.1 mph, Mooney strikes. Raza is gone. This was full and swinging away outside off, Raza throws his bat at a drive, the ball catches the outside edge and flies to slip, where Stirling dives sharply to his left to snag the ball 32/1
47.4 to Panyangara, 75.3 mph, fullish on leg stump, and Panyangara holes out, clears his front leg and goes over the top, doesn't connect nearly as well as he would have liked and long-on comes in from the boundary to take a good low catch 305/8
View wickets KJ O'Brien 10 0 90 2 9.00 23 12 2
10.3 to Masakadza, 76.1 mph, KOB goes up for a caught behind appeal. The umpire raises his finger. Has Hamilton Masakadza nicked off? He does not opt for the review and trudges back. Fuller and outside off, he pushes at it, the ball may have slipped off an outside edge to the keeper. Yes, Snicko picks up a spike, vindicating the umpire's decision 41/3
46.5 to Williams, 75.5 mph, taken! Or is it? That is brilliantly judged by Mooney on the rope. Or is it? It's full on off stump, and Williams clears his front leg to swing it away over the leg side, hits it well, but picks out Mooney at deep midwicket, he catches it over his head, he's leaning back very close to the rope, aaaaaaand, they're checking if he's touched the boundary cushion. Has he? Hasn't he? Is there a bit of movement? Or is it just the shadow of his foot? They're zooming in, and still it looks indecisive. They've given it out, and is it because Williams had already left the ground? 300/7
View wicket GH Dockrell 10 0 56 1 5.60 28 2 2
16.4 to Mire, 58.8 mph, gottim. Zimbabwe slump to 74 for 4. This was a bit short and outside off, accompanied by some extra bounce, which foils Mire's timing. Mire does not get hold of the cut and picks out Cusack at backward point 74/4
View wicket AR McBrine 8 0 56 1 7.00 15 3 2
42.3 to Ervine, 53.5 mph, oh my god. Ervine looked to reverse-sweep a middle-stump ball, and popped a simple catch straight to the man at short third man 259/6
  PR Stirling 2 0 26 0 13.00 1 2 1 (1nb)

Match details


Toss - Zimbabwe, who chose to field
Points - Ireland 2, Zimbabwe 0
Player of the match - EC Joyce (Ireland)
Umpires - RSA Palliyaguruge (Sri Lanka) and PR Reiffel
TV umpire - JS Wilson (West Indies)
Match referee - RS Mahanama (Sri Lanka)
Reserve umpire - REJ Martinesz (Sri Lanka)

Match Notes


    • Ireland innings
    • Powerplay 1: Overs 0.1 - 10.0 (Mandatory - 41 runs, 1 wicket)
    • Ireland: 50 runs in 12.6 overs (78 balls), Extras 2
    • 2nd Wicket: 50 runs in 85 balls (WTS Porterfield 18, EC Joyce 33, Ex 1)
    • Drinks: Ireland - 70/1 in 18.0 overs (WTS Porterfield 24, EC Joyce 34)
    • Ireland: 100 runs in 23.5 overs (143 balls), Extras 3
    • EC Joyce: 50 off 62 balls (5 x 4)
    • 3rd Wicket: 50 runs in 48 balls (EC Joyce 34, A Balbirnie 18, Ex 1)
    • Ireland: 150 runs in 30.6 overs (187 balls), Extras 4
    • 3rd Wicket: 100 runs in 90 balls (EC Joyce 58, A Balbirnie 38, Ex 4)
    • Powerplay 2: Overs 35.1 - 40.0 (Batting side - 44 runs, 1 wicket)
    • Drinks: Ireland - 186/2 in 36.0 overs (EC Joyce 96, A Balbirnie 44)
    • EC Joyce: 100 off 96 balls (8 x 4, 2 x 6)
    • Ireland: 200 runs in 37.4 overs (227 balls), Extras 7
    • A Balbirnie: 50 off 54 balls (4 x 4, 1 x 6)
    • Ireland: 250 runs in 42.3 overs (256 balls), Extras 9
    • 4th Wicket: 50 runs in 30 balls (A Balbirnie 28, KJ O'Brien 20, Ex 2)
    • Ireland: 300 runs in 46.5 overs (283 balls), Extras 14
    • Innings Break: Ireland - 331/8 in 50.0 overs (GH Dockrell 5, AR Cusack 2)
    • Zimbabwe innings
    • Powerplay 1: Overs 0.1 - 10.0 (Mandatory - 41 runs, 2 wickets)
    • Zimbabwe: 50 runs in 12.1 overs (73 balls), Extras 2
    • Drinks: Zimbabwe - 74/4 in 16.4 overs (BRM Taylor 26)
    • Zimbabwe: 100 runs in 20.5 overs (125 balls), Extras 2
    • BRM Taylor: 50 off 38 balls (5 x 4, 1 x 6)
    • 5th Wicket: 50 runs in 45 balls (BRM Taylor 27, SC Williams 23, Ex 1)
    • Zimbabwe: 150 runs in 27.4 overs (167 balls), Extras 4
    • 5th Wicket: 100 runs in 90 balls (BRM Taylor 57, SC Williams 39, Ex 4)
    • BRM Taylor: 100 off 79 balls (10 x 4, 2 x 6)
    • Zimbabwe: 200 runs in 34.4 overs (209 balls), Extras 6
    • Drinks: Zimbabwe - 200/4 in 35.0 overs (BRM Taylor 100, SC Williams 48)
    • Over 34.6: Review by Ireland (Bowling), Umpire - RSA Palliyaguruge, Batsman - BRM Taylor (Struck down)
    • Powerplay 2: Overs 35.1 - 40.0 (Batting side - 41 runs, 1 wicket)
    • SC Williams: 50 off 56 balls (4 x 4)
    • Zimbabwe: 250 runs in 40.5 overs (246 balls), Extras 7
    • Zimbabwe: 300 runs in 46.4 overs (281 balls), Extras 11
    • SC Williams: 100 off 83 balls (7 x 4, 3 x 6)
    • Attendance: 4,048
 
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