ICC Cricket World Cup, 42nd Match, Pool B: Ireland v Pakistan at Adelaide, Mar 15, 2015
ICC Cricket World Cup - 42nd match, Pool B
Pakistan won by 7 wickets (with 23 balls remaining)
Played at Adelaide Oval (neutral venue)
15 March 2015 - day/night match (50-over match)
  Ireland innings (50 overs maximum) R M B 4s 6s SR
View dismissal WTS Porterfield* c Shahid Afridi b Sohail Khan 107 161 131 11 1 81.67
38.5 87.8 mph, this could just be his last game, but Afridi is doing his best to make sure he isn't. Porterfield looks to drive over mid-on but mistimes. The length ball just gets a little big on him, and lobs off the high part of the bat. Afridi rushes in from the edge of the circle and takes a low diving catch to his left. Porterifeld out for 107. His seventh score between 100 and 112 182/5
View dismissal PR Stirling lbw b Ehsan Adil 3 15 8 0 0 37.50
3.3 86.6 mph, he has played across the line. What a big mistake. Loses patience. Given. He is on the middle-and-off line, Adil stays on that length and within the stumps, Stirling goes across the line, presenting only half the bat, and is beaten. Hit in front. Even if the ball goes on with the angle, it will clip leg. They think of it, but don't review the decision 11/1
View dismissal EC Joyce c Umar Akmal b Wahab Riaz 11 41 18 1 0 61.11
12.3 87.7 mph, Wahab produces the breakthrough for Pakistan. He just has the knack. Joyce looks to pull from outside off, the ball gets a touch big on him, and he is late into the shot. The top edge lobs up towards short square cover, and Umar Akmal doesn't drop it. Wahab's deceptive pace does it 56/2
View dismissal NJ O'Brien c Umar Akmal b Rahat Ali 12 20 10 2 0 120.00
16.4 83.5 mph, a wicket against the run of play. This ball has stopped at him. Short of a length, wide, he looks to punch but the ball doesn't quite come on. So instead of going square, he ends up hitting this to short cover where Umar Akmal takes a smart catch to his right 86/3
View dismissal A Balbirnie c Shahid Afridi b Haris Sohail 18 44 36 0 0 50.00
29.4 53.0 mph, oh what a soft dismissal, and against the run of play. That misfield has proved to be a work for genius. Balbirnie stays on strike thanks to that misfield and plays this poor sweep. He hasn't really gone down on this length ball outside off, gets a massive top edge that Afridi takes at short fine leg. He also has to fetch this from well outside off. Premeditated 134/4
View dismissal GC Wilson c Wahab Riaz b Sohail Khan 29 46 38 2 0 76.31
40.3 83.3 mph, bouncer, he looks to upper-cut it, Wilson is off his feet in trying to do so, still can't reach it, and gets a soft top edge on it. The third man boundary from this end is the longest part of Adelaide Oval. Wahab takes a confident catch. This could have been a wide had he not hit, but is only the second bouncer of the over so it can't be called a no-ball 189/6
View dismissal KJ O'Brien c Sohaib Maqsood b Wahab Riaz 8 40 16 1 0 50.00
47.1 91.3 mph, that drop doesn't cost Adil at all. He will be very relieved. A proper mean bouncer at 147ks from Wahab. And it has followed him as he backs away. No room to hook. Gets a top edge to midwicket 216/8
View dismissal SR Thompson c Umar Akmal b Rahat Ali 12 14 15 1 0 80.00
43.5 85.4 mph, good bowling. Pakistan are bowling to bowl Ireland out and not restrict them. This is a mean bouncer, cramping him and getting it chin high. Thompson looks to pull but ends up slicing it off the top edge to short cover 204/7
View dismissal JF Mooney c Umar Akmal b Wahab Riaz 13 27 19 1 0 68.42
49.2 93.2 mph, Wahab has another wicket. Umar Akmal gets his fourth catch. On a length, Mooney finally gets one that he can get under and hit. He hits but doesn't quite get the elevation. Akmal pouches it at short midwicket. This is bowled at 150ks 230/9
View dismissal GH Dockrell run out (†Sarfraz Ahmed/Wahab Riaz) 11 13 8 0 1 137.50
49.6 from Wahab Riaz, swings and misses at a short ball, steals a bye, there is a direct hit at the non-striker's end, and Dockrell is run out by inches. Tell you what, he has run straight into Umar Akmal who has come to collect the throw. Apologises immediately 237/10
AR Cusack not out 1 3 1 0 0 100.00
Extras (lb 2, w 10) 12
  Total (all out; 50 overs; 216 mins) 237 (4.74 runs per over)
  Bowling O M R W Econ 0s 4s 6s  
View wickets Sohail Khan 10 0 44 2 4.40 34 3 1 (2w)
38.5 to Porterfield, 87.8 mph, this could just be his last game, but Afridi is doing his best to make sure he isn't. Porterfield looks to drive over mid-on but mistimes. The length ball just gets a little big on him, and lobs off the high part of the bat. Afridi rushes in from the edge of the circle and takes a low diving catch to his left. Porterifeld out for 107. His seventh score between 100 and 112 182/5
40.3 to Wilson, 83.3 mph, bouncer, he looks to upper-cut it, Wilson is off his feet in trying to do so, still can't reach it, and gets a soft top edge on it. The third man boundary from this end is the longest part of Adelaide Oval. Wahab takes a confident catch. This could have been a wide had he not hit, but is only the second bouncer of the over so it can't be called a no-ball 189/6
View wicket Ehsan Adil 7 0 31 1 4.42 28 3 0 (2w)
3.3 to Stirling, 86.6 mph, he has played across the line. What a big mistake. Loses patience. Given. He is on the middle-and-off line, Adil stays on that length and within the stumps, Stirling goes across the line, presenting only half the bat, and is beaten. Hit in front. Even if the ball goes on with the angle, it will clip leg. They think of it, but don't review the decision 11/1
View wickets Rahat Ali 10 0 48 2 4.80 34 5 0 (2w)
16.4 to NJ O'Brien, 83.5 mph, a wicket against the run of play. This ball has stopped at him. Short of a length, wide, he looks to punch but the ball doesn't quite come on. So instead of going square, he ends up hitting this to short cover where Umar Akmal takes a smart catch to his right 86/3
43.5 to Thompson, 85.4 mph, good bowling. Pakistan are bowling to bowl Ireland out and not restrict them. This is a mean bouncer, cramping him and getting it chin high. Thompson looks to pull but ends up slicing it off the top edge to short cover 204/7
View wickets Wahab Riaz 10 0 54 3 5.40 30 4 1 (3w)
12.3 to Joyce, 87.7 mph, Wahab produces the breakthrough for Pakistan. He just has the knack. Joyce looks to pull from outside off, the ball gets a touch big on him, and he is late into the shot. The top edge lobs up towards short square cover, and Umar Akmal doesn't drop it. Wahab's deceptive pace does it 56/2
47.1 to KJ O'Brien, 91.3 mph, that drop doesn't cost Adil at all. He will be very relieved. A proper mean bouncer at 147ks from Wahab. And it has followed him as he backs away. No room to hook. Gets a top edge to midwicket 216/8
49.2 to Mooney, 93.2 mph, Wahab has another wicket. Umar Akmal gets his fourth catch. On a length, Mooney finally gets one that he can get under and hit. He hits but doesn't quite get the elevation. Akmal pouches it at short midwicket. This is bowled at 150ks 230/9
  Shahid Afridi 10 0 38 0 3.80 32 3 0
View wicket Haris Sohail 3 0 20 1 6.66 5 1 0 (1w)
29.4 to Balbirnie, 53.0 mph, oh what a soft dismissal, and against the run of play. That misfield has proved to be a work for genius. Balbirnie stays on strike thanks to that misfield and plays this poor sweep. He hasn't really gone down on this length ball outside off, gets a massive top edge that Afridi takes at short fine leg. He also has to fetch this from well outside off. Premeditated 134/4
  Pakistan innings (target: 238 runs from 50 overs) R M B 4s 6s SR
View dismissal Ahmed Shehzad c Joyce b Thompson 63 94 71 7 0 88.73
22.4 83.3 mph, and Shehzad has thrown it away. Seems like he has made his mind beforehand that this ball has to go. Thompson bowls short, he pulls from outside off, gets a top edge, and mid-on catches it. He is disappointed that he has not gone on to score a hundred, and so he should be 120/1
Sarfraz Ahmed not out 101 200 124 6 0 81.45
View dismissal Haris Sohail run out (Balbirnie/Dockrell) 3 9 7 0 0 42.85
24.3 Dockrell to Sarfraz Ahmed, Sarfraz has run Sohail out. That's what Solhail lets Sarfraz know. This is short of a length, has been turned around the corner, towards short fine leg, both start running before Sarfraz stops midway. No time left for Sohail to get back. He seems to be telling Sarfraz, "Mera call tha" [It was my call] before departing. And he is right as this has gone behind square 126/2
View dismissal Misbah-ul-Haq* hit wicket b Cusack 39 59 46 3 2 84.78
38.2 79.7 mph, bowled'im. Some consolation for Ireland. Looks to run this shortish ball to third man, but his bat is neither vertical nor horizontal. The back foot goes back and across, too close to the stumps, and he treats onto the base of the stumps 208/3
Umar Akmal not out 20 36 29 4 0 68.96
Extras (b 1, lb 1, w 13) 15
  Total (3 wickets; 46.1 overs; 200 mins) 241 (5.22 runs per over)
  Bowling O M R W Econ 0s 4s 6s  
View wicket AR Cusack 10 1 43 1 4.30 33 3 0 (3w)
38.2 to Misbah-ul-Haq, 79.7 mph, bowled'im. Some consolation for Ireland. Looks to run this shortish ball to third man, but his bat is neither vertical nor horizontal. The back foot goes back and across, too close to the stumps, and he treats onto the base of the stumps 208/3
  JF Mooney 9 1 40 0 4.44 38 2 0 (3w)
View wicket SR Thompson 10 0 59 1 5.90 29 4 0 (3w)
22.4 to Ahmed Shehzad, 83.3 mph, and Shehzad has thrown it away. Seems like he has made his mind beforehand that this ball has to go. Thompson bowls short, he pulls from outside off, gets a top edge, and mid-on catches it. He is disappointed that he has not gone on to score a hundred, and so he should be 120/1
  GH Dockrell 6 0 43 0 7.16 17 6 1
  KJ O'Brien 10 0 49 0 4.90 35 4 1 (1w)
  PR Stirling 1.1 0 5 0 4.28 5 1 0

Match details


Toss - Ireland, who chose to bat
Points - Pakistan 2, Ireland 0
Player of the match - Sarfraz Ahmed (Pakistan)
Umpires - M Erasmus (South Africa) and RSA Palliyaguruge (Sri Lanka)
TV umpire - SD Fry
Match referee - RS Madugalle (Sri Lanka)
Reserve umpire - PR Reiffel

Match Notes


    • Ireland innings
    • Powerplay 1: Overs 0.1 - 10.0 (Mandatory - 47 runs, 1 wicket)
    • Ireland: 50 runs in 10.2 overs (62 balls), Extras 3
    • Over 11.1: Review by Pakistan (Bowling), Umpire - RSA Palliyaguruge, Batsman - EC Joyce (Struck down)
    • Drinks: Ireland - 78/2 in 15.0 overs (WTS Porterfield 48, NJ O'Brien 11)
    • WTS Porterfield: 50 off 59 balls (7 x 4, 1 x 6)
    • Ireland: 100 runs in 21.1 overs (127 balls), Extras 5
    • Ireland: 150 runs in 33.2 overs (200 balls), Extras 6
    • Drinks: Ireland - 154/4 in 34.0 overs (WTS Porterfield 93, GC Wilson 10)
    • Powerplay 2: Overs 35.1 - 40.0 (Batting side - 32 runs, 1 wicket)
    • WTS Porterfield: 100 off 124 balls (10 x 4, 1 x 6)
    • Over 40.1: Review by Ireland (Batting), Umpire - M Erasmus, Batsman - GC Wilson (Upheld)
    • Ireland: 200 runs in 43.2 overs (260 balls), Extras 10
    • Innings Break: Ireland - 237/10 in 50.0 overs (AR Cusack 1)
    • Pakistan innings
    • Powerplay 1: Overs 0.1 - 10.0 (Mandatory - 65 runs, 0 wicket)
    • Pakistan: 50 runs in 9.1 overs (55 balls), Extras 4
    • 1st Wicket: 50 runs in 55 balls (Ahmed Shehzad 28, Sarfraz Ahmed 20, Ex 4)
    • Ahmed Shehzad: 50 off 52 balls (5 x 4)
    • Drinks: Pakistan - 96/0 in 17.0 overs (Ahmed Shehzad 50, Sarfraz Ahmed 42)
    • Pakistan: 100 runs in 18.1 overs (109 balls), Extras 4
    • 1st Wicket: 100 runs in 109 balls (Ahmed Shehzad 50, Sarfraz Ahmed 46, Ex 4)
    • Sarfraz Ahmed: 50 off 58 balls (3 x 4)
    • Pakistan: 150 runs in 29.2 overs (176 balls), Extras 4
    • 3rd Wicket: 50 runs in 52 balls (Sarfraz Ahmed 19, Misbah-ul-Haq 26, Ex 5)
    • Drinks: Pakistan - 178/2 in 34.0 overs (Sarfraz Ahmed 76, Misbah-ul-Haq 27)
    • Powerplay 2: Overs 35.1 - 40.0 (Batting side - 32 runs, 1 wicket)
    • Pakistan: 200 runs in 37.2 overs (224 balls), Extras 10
    • Sarfraz Ahmed: 100 off 120 balls (6 x 4)
    • Attendance: 9,891
 
Print this page
x
   

MATCH CENTRE

4s

6s

dots

  • RHB

    LHB

  • RHB

    LHB

Partnerships


Hours of play (local time) 14.00 start, First Session 14.00-17.30, Interval 17.30-18.15, Second Session 18.15-21.45

Match Coverage


The O'Briens: style icon Niall, funnyman Kevin
Play

Ireland's O'Brien brothers, Niall and Kevin, talk to Arya Yuyutsu on cricket and life beyond | March 15, 2015

Play

Ireland's O'Brien brothers, Niall and Kevin, talk to Arya Yuyutsu on cricket and life beyond | March 15, 2015


Match Day
Preview