ICC Intercontinental Cup, 2011-2013/14 / Commentary

Overs 1-50  | Overs 51-100

Good morning and welcome to ESPNCricinfo's ball by ball coverage of todays Intercontiental game between Ireland and Namibia. My name is Justin Smyth and im going to be bringing you coverage of the game over the next four days. This will be the first 4 day game in the competition for both teams. The game was originally supposed to be played in June and had to be delayed due to visa issues. We are going to be starting at 10.30am today so a little bit earlier then normal.

10.15 The captains have been in the middle with the umpires. Ireland have won the toss and will field. For those of you that follow cricket in Ireland you will always need to be aware of the weather. The great news is even though we are expecting rain. Its not here yet so we should get away on time today! We have just been handed the teams and with some of the senior Irish players still away playing county cricket in England there maybe a few unusual names in the team. Ireland team 1-Paul Stirling 2-Gary Wilson 3-Alex Cusack 4-Andrew White 5-Kevin O'Brien 6-Stuart Poynter 7-Andrew Poynter 8-John Mooney 9-Graeme McCarter 10-George Dockrell 11-Phil Eagleston.

Namibia team 1-ST Ackerman 2-Pikkie Ya France 3-Christi Viljoen 4-Craig Williams 5-Gerrie Synman 6-Raymond van Schoor 7-LP van der Westhuizen 8-Gerhard Erasmus 9-Stephan Baard 10-Louis Klazinga 11-Pieter Rossouw.

10.30 am The players are out in the middle and we are about to start. He come the sun. Maybe thats a good sign.

0.1

Mooney to Ackermann, no run, good ball hit straight to mid-wicket to start. A nice gentle ball to start

0.2

Mooney to Ackermann, no run, gets forward to a good length ball and plays and misses outside offstump.

0.3

Mooney to Ackermann, no run, shorter ball from Mooney, it gets high off a length and Ackerman plays inside the line.

0.4

Mooney to Ackermann, no run, gets lots of bounce again and the batsman tries to fend it away into the legside. He misses and it hits him in the stomach. Ouch

0.5

Mooney to Ackermann, 1 run, clips the ball off the legs and they run through for a quick single

0.6

Mooney to Ya France, no run, good length ball outside offstump and ya France gets the bat well out of the way.

End of over 1 (1 run) Namibia 1/0
HN Ya France    0* (1b)      JF Mooney    1-0-1-0
ST Ackermann    1* (5b)     

1.1

Eaglestone to Ackermann, no run, outside offstump to start from Eaglestone and the batsman lets it through

1.2

Eaglestone to Ackermann, no run, shorter ball which Ackerman gets up on his toes and plays back down the wicket.

1.3

Eaglestone to Ackermann, no run, Ackerman turns this one into the legside and it goes straight to the man at square leg

1.4

Eaglestone to Ackermann, no run, he looks to play the ball across the line and he misses. It hit him on the pad but it was going down legside

1.5

Eaglestone to Ackermann, no run, outside offstump and Ackerman shoulders arms as it goes through to the keeper

1.6

Eaglestone to Ackermann, no run, outside offstump again and left well alone. Thats a maiden to start from Eaglestone

End of over 2 (maiden) Namibia 1/0
ST Ackermann    1* (11b)      PS Eaglestone    1-1-0-0
HN Ya France    0* (1b)      JF Mooney    1-0-1-0

2.1

Mooney to Ya France, no run, on legstump and its hit straight to the fielder at square leg

2.2

Mooney to Ya France, no run, the ball is on a good length and ya France gets his front foot forward. He lets it go through to the keeper

2.3

Mooney to Ya France, no run, shorter from Mooney and the batsman has to go back and just gets his bat out of the way

2.4

Mooney to Ya France, no run, good length ball again, ya France gets the bat out off the way. That was well judged because it didnt miss the stumps by much

2.5

Mooney to Ya France, no run, short ball again. He gets in line and plays it into the legside.

2.6

Mooney to Ya France, no run, he gets to the pitch of the ball and looks to drive the ball. It slides off the face of the bat and down to gully.

End of over 3 (maiden) Namibia 1/0
HN Ya France    0* (7b)      JF Mooney    2-1-1-0
ST Ackermann    1* (11b)      PS Eaglestone    1-1-0-0

3.1

Eaglestone to Ackermann, no run, wide outside offstump and Ackerman gets the bat out of the way

3.2

Eaglestone to Ackermann, no run, outside offstump again and he doesnt need to play a shot.

3.3

Eaglestone to Ackermann, no run, its straighter that time from Eaglestone and Ackerman gets in line and defends forward.

3.4

Eaglestone to Ackermann, no run, down legside and he tries to play it off his legs. It goes straight to the fielder at square leg

3.5

Eaglestone to Ackermann, no run, outside offstump again and goes through to the keeper.

3.6

Eaglestone to Ackermann, no run, down legside and there are shouts of catch it from the slips. Ackerman didnt get near the ball though

End of over 4 (maiden) Namibia 1/0
ST Ackermann    1* (17b)      PS Eaglestone    2-2-0-0
HN Ya France    0* (7b)      JF Mooney    2-1-1-0

4.1

Mooney to Ya France, FOUR, the first boundary of the morning. A good length ball which took the edge and went flying through the slips. No fielder at third man

4.2

Mooney to Ya France, no run, shorter ball from Mooney. Ya France gets the bat out of the way.

4.3

Mooney to Ya France, no run, good length ball the batsman went back in the crease and hit it back to the bowler

4.4

Mooney to Ya France, no run, good length ball again which gets high on the batsman. He wisely gets the bat out of the way.

4.5

Mooney to Ya France, no run, good length ball again. There is a noise as it goes past the batsman and the slips appeal for the catch. The bat hit the pad not the ball though

4.6

Mooney to Ya France, no run, the same thing happens again! This time they all go up but umpire Smith is unmoved. It didnt hit the bat!

There are alot of balck clouds over the ground now. The wind is quite strong though so hopefully it will blow them away.

End of over 5 (4 runs) Namibia 5/0
HN Ya France    4* (13b 1x4)      JF Mooney    3-1-5-0
ST Ackermann    1* (17b)      PS Eaglestone    2-2-0-0

5.1

Eaglestone to Ackermann, FOUR, Good shot from Ackerman. He got to the pitch of the ball and drove it back past the bowler and it races to the ropes

5.2

Eaglestone to Ackermann, no run, outside offstump and left alone by the batsman

5.3

Eaglestone to Ackermann, 1 run, this one strays down legside and is clipped off the pads down to long leg

5.4

Eaglestone to Ya France, no run, outside offstump again and it goes straight through to Stuart Poynter behind the stumps.

5.5

Eaglestone to Ya France, no run, good length ball. Ya France gets up on his toes and plays the ball back down the pitch.

5.6

Eaglestone to Ya France, no run, gets inline with the ball and plays it back down the wicket

End of over 6 (5 runs) Namibia 10/0
HN Ya France    4* (16b 1x4)      PS Eaglestone    3-2-5-0
ST Ackermann    6* (20b 1x4)      JF Mooney    3-1-5-0

6.1

Mooney to Ackermann, no run, good length ball which Ackerman shoulders arms to. It goes through to the keeper

6.2

Mooney to Ackermann, no run, pitched up from Mooney, Ackerman gets to the ball and drives it hard. Its stopped well by Dockrell at mid-off

6.3

Mooney to Ackermann, no run, this ball bounces alot more, Ackerman gets on his toes and plays inside the line

6.4

Mooney to Ackermann, no run, short ball again and it turns the batsman round as he tries to defend it. He misses it completely

There has been alot of rain in the past week. The bowler is asking for somemore sawdust.

6.5

Mooney to Ackermann, no run, outside offstump and quick from Mooney. The batsman leaves it well alone

6.6

Mooney to Ackermann, OUT, he gets the edge that time. It was a good length ball from Mooney, Ackerman went back in the crease and got the slightest edge through to the keeper. Mooney has been bowling well and deserved that wicket.

ST Ackermann c †SW Poynter b Mooney 6 (26b 1x4 0x6) SR: 23.07

The bowler is coming round the wicket now to Ya France.

End of over 7 (wicket maiden) Namibia 10/1
     JF Mooney    4-2-5-1
HN Ya France    4* (16b 1x4)      PS Eaglestone    3-2-5-0

7.1

Eaglestone to Ya France, no run, outside offstump and let go to the keeper

7.2

Eaglestone to Ya France, no run, the same delivery again from the bowler and left well alone

7.3

Eaglestone to Ya France, no run, straighter from Eaglestone and defended back to him by Ya France

7.4

Eaglestone to Ya France, no run, a wider ball outside offstump and left alone again. Too many of the balls arent troubling the batsmen

7.5

Eaglestone to Ya France, no run, shorter ball which Ya France goes back to and plays inside the line

7.6

Eaglestone to Ya France, 2 runs, clipped off the legs and square leg could stop it. They run through quickly for two

End of over 8 (2 runs) Namibia 12/1
HN Ya France    6* (22b 1x4)      PS Eaglestone    4-2-7-0
C Viljoen    0* (0b)      JF Mooney    4-2-5-1

8.1

Mooney to Viljoen, no run, pitched up and driven to the man at mid-wicket. No run there

8.2

Mooney to Viljoen, no run, good length ball from Mooney, Viljoen tried to play the ball forward and missed. It hit him on the pad and they all go up. Umpire Smith is unmoved that must have been close!

8.3

Mooney to Viljoen, no run, gets to the pitch of the ball that time and plays it back down the pitch. A better shot that time

8.4

Mooney to Viljoen, OUT, Mooney gets his vengence! It was a good length ball which comes off the pitch and swings in. Viljoen plays down the wrong line and is bowled! Namibia are in a spot of bother her.

C Viljoen b Mooney 0 (4b 0x4 0x6) SR: 0.00

The Namibian captain is in now. Will he be able to steady the ship?

8.5

Mooney to Williams, no run, short ball from Mooney and Williams gets his bat well out of the way.

8.6

Mooney to Williams, no run, short ball again from Mooney. William shoulders arms and the ball goes over the top of the stumps.

The new Ireland captain is bring himself on. Kevin O'Brien to bowl.

End of over 9 (wicket maiden) Namibia 12/2
CG Williams    0* (2b)      JF Mooney    5-3-5-2
HN Ya France    6* (22b 1x4)      PS Eaglestone    4-2-7-0

9.1

O'Brien to Ya France, no run, outside offstump and the batsman leaves it well alone

9.2

O'Brien to Ya France, no run, outside offstump again and the batsman leaves it alone

We now have a dog running on the pitch. The third umpire is trying to catch it. Only in Ireland eh?

9.3

O'Brien to Ya France, 2 runs, fuller length ball outside offstump and Ya France drives the ball through the covers

9.4

O'Brien to Ya France, no run, outside offstump again and Ya France leaves it alone

9.5

O'Brien to Ya France, no run, the ball goes down legside and he tries to clip it off the hips. He misses and it goes through to the keeper.

9.6

O'Brien to Ya France, no run, good length ball again from the captain. It flies through to the keeper and Ya France shoulders arms.

End of over 10 (2 runs) Namibia 14/2
HN Ya France    8* (28b 1x4)      KJ O'Brien    1-0-2-0
CG Williams    0* (2b)      JF Mooney    5-3-5-2

10.1

Mooney to Williams, no run, pitched up by Mooney and the ball gets hit back to him

10.2

Mooney to Williams, no run, gets the front foot forward and he goes for a big hit over the top. He misses the ball. A one day shot there methinks

10.3

Mooney to Williams, no run, goes down legside and he tries to clip it off the pads. He misses and it goes through to the keeper

10.4

Mooney to Williams, 1 run, good length ball tucked into the legside. There is no square leg so they run quickly through

10.5

Mooney to Ya France, no run, yorker from Mooney, Ya France does well to dig it out and guides the ball to gully

10.6

Mooney to Ya France, no run, good length ball, the batsman gets the front foot well forward and defends the ball back to the bowler.

End of over 11 (1 run) Namibia 15/2
HN Ya France    8* (30b 1x4)      JF Mooney    6-3-6-2
CG Williams    1* (6b)      KJ O'Brien    1-0-2-0

11.1

O'Brien to Williams, 1 run, good length ball from O'Brien, Williams goes back in the crease and hits it past the cover fielder

11.2

O'Brien to Ya France, no run, good length ball hit to cover. Ya France wants the run but Williams shouts NO.

11.3

O'Brien to Ya France, no run, goes back in the crease again and plays the ball back to the bowler.

11.4

O'Brien to Ya France, no run, wider outside offstump and Ya France doesnt have to play a shot. Ya France is looking very comfortable out there today.

11.5

O'Brien to Ya France, no run, the ball is sliding down legside. He turns the ball into the legside and it goes straight to the fielder.

11.6

O'Brien to Ya France, no run, it was short and nearer to the batsman that time. He played inside the line and the ball went through to the keeper.

End of over 12 (1 run) Namibia 16/2
HN Ya France    8* (35b 1x4)      KJ O'Brien    2-0-3-0
CG Williams    2* (7b)      JF Mooney    6-3-6-2

12.1

Mooney to Williams, 1 run, good length ball from Mooney, William plays accross the line and it goes down to long leg.

12.2

Mooney to Ya France, no run, gets to the pitch of the ball and cuts it to the fielder at point.

12.3

Mooney to Ya France, 1 run, looks to play the ball forward, gets an inside edge past the pads and down to long leg.

12.4

Mooney to Williams, no run, short ball from Mooney, Williams gets up on his toes and plays the ball down into the ground

12.5

Mooney to Williams, no run, pitched up outside offstump and he plays and misses. It goes through to the keeper

12.6

Mooney to Williams, no run, gets the front foot forward and meets the ball on the bounce. It goes straight back to the bowler

There is a strong wind blowing accross the ground and it seems to be getting stronger!

End of over 13 (2 runs) Namibia 18/2
CG Williams    3* (11b)      JF Mooney    7-3-8-2
HN Ya France    9* (37b 1x4)      KJ O'Brien    2-0-3-0

13.1

O'Brien to Ya France, 1 run, goes down legside and Ya France clips the ball down to fine leg

13.2

O'Brien to Williams, no run, goes down legside again and Stuart Poynter behind the stumps dives well to stop it.

13.3

O'Brien to Williams, no run, outside offstump and he flashes at the ball. He misses and it goes through to the keeper

13.4

O'Brien to Williams, FOUR, goes down legside again and is clipped off the pads very fine. So fine that fine leg couldnt stop it.

13.5

O'Brien to Williams, no run, outside offstump this time and the batsman just watched it go through to the keeper

13.6

O'Brien to Williams, FOUR, wide outside offstump and he cuts it hard over the top of point. It bounces once before going over the rope. Definitely a one day shot there!

Match State: Drinks

Its been a good start for Ireland here this morning with the two early wickets. Namibia will need to have a good partnership here to steady the innings. Ya France has played very steadily this morning. Please dont be afraid to leave us comments or any comments that you have about the game. The link is at the bottom of the page. Change of bowling McCarter is coming on at the city end. This is his first senior game for Ireland

End of over 14 (9 runs) Namibia 27/2
CG Williams    11* (16b 2x4)      KJ O'Brien    3-0-12-0
HN Ya France    10* (38b 1x4)      JF Mooney    7-3-8-2

14.1

Mooney to Ya France, no run, good length ball to start. Left alone and through to the keeper

14.2

Mooney to Ya France, no run, outside offstump again and through to the keeper

14.3

Mooney to Ya France, 2 runs, hit in the air just past Dockrell at mid-off. Ya France was lucky that he didnt pick out the fielder

14.4

Mooney to Ya France, no run, outside offstump again and through to the keeper

14.5

Mooney to Ya France, no run, outside offsstump and the batsman shoulders arms

14.6

Mooney to Ya France, no run, he looks to cut the ball and misses. The slips go up thinking that they heard a noise but umpire Smith is unmoved

End of over 15 (2 runs) Namibia 29/2
HN Ya France    12* (44b 1x4)      JF Mooney    8-3-10-2
CG Williams    11* (16b 2x4)      KJ O'Brien    3-0-12-0

15.1

O'Brien to Williams, no run, wide again from Kevin. It was outside offstump but the batsman left it alone

15.2

O'Brien to Williams, no run, outside offstump again and its gathered well behind the stumps

15.3

O'Brien to Williams, no run, goes down legside again and this time the keeper has to dive well to stop it

15.4

O'Brien to Williams, FOUR, shorter ball from Kevin. William picks it up early and swivels and pulls it through square leg. That was a good shot. Shame not much of a crowd to cheer it!

15.5

O'Brien to Williams, no run, looks to drive the ball but only ends up getting an inside edge onto the pads

15.6

O'Brien to Williams, FOUR, goes down on one knee and drives the ball through extra cover. Dockrell chases after the ball and dives to stop the boundary. He makes a meal of it and doesnt stop it!

End of over 16 (8 runs) Namibia 37/2
CG Williams    19* (22b 4x4)      KJ O'Brien    4-0-20-0
HN Ya France    12* (44b 1x4)      JF Mooney    8-3-10-2

16.1

Mooney to Ya France, no run, good length ball outside offstump and Ya France shoulders arms

16.2

Mooney to Ya France, no run, shorter and outside offstump again. Ya France gets the bat well out of the way

16.3

Mooney to Ya France, no run, outside offstump again and no shot needed. The wind is getting strong and must be affecting things in the middle

16.4

Mooney to Ya France, no run, outside offstump and left alone. I wonder if there has ever been an occasion of wind stopped play?

16.5

Mooney to Ya France, no run, outside offstump and Ya France gets forward and plays inside the line

16.6

Mooney to Ya France, no run, goes back in the crease and plays inside the line. Thats a maiden for the bowler

End of over 17 (maiden) Namibia 37/2
HN Ya France    12* (50b 1x4)      JF Mooney    9-4-10-2
CG Williams    19* (22b 4x4)      KJ O'Brien    4-0-20-0

17.1

Eaglestone to Williams, 1 no ball, he just oversteps the mark

17.1

Eaglestone to Williams, no run, outside offstump and gets on his toes and drives the ball to point

17.2

Eaglestone to Williams, OUT, great catch from Cusack. Williams tried to hit the ball over the top of point. He didnt catch it right and it held up in the wind. Cusack raced back and took a great one handed catch running back. Williams is very disappointed

CG Williams c Cusack b Eaglestone 19 (25b 4x4 0x6) SR: 76.00

The batsman crossed whilst the ball was in the air so Ya France is on strike

17.3

Eaglestone to Ya France, no run, wide outside offstump and Ya France plays inside the line

17.4

Eaglestone to Ya France, no run, straighter ball from Eaglestone hit to midwicket.

17.5

Eaglestone to Ya France, no run, goes back in the crease and plays inside the line. Oohs and Aahs from the slips.

17.6

Eaglestone to Ya France, no run, pitched up and driven back to the bowler

End of over 18 (1 run) Namibia 38/3
HN Ya France    12* (54b 1x4)      PS Eaglestone    5-2-8-1
G Snyman    0* (0b)      JF Mooney    9-4-10-2

18.1

McCarter to Snyman, no run, good length ball and Snyman gets inline and plays the ball forward

18.2

McCarter to Snyman, no run, good length ball again defended back to the bowler

18.3

McCarter to Snyman, no run, gets to the pitch of the ball and hits it into the offside. Short extra cover fields

18.4

McCarter to Snyman, FOUR, pitched up from McCarter, Snyman gets to the pitch of the ball and drives the ball through extra cover. It just beats the fielder to the ropes

18.5

McCarter to Snyman, no run, outside offstump again and the batsman gets the bat well out of the way

18.6

McCarter to Snyman, 2 runs, much shorter from the bowler, it sits up and is pulled through midwicket. Well played by Snyman there.

End of over 19 (6 runs) Namibia 44/3
G Snyman    6* (6b 1x4)      GJ McCarter    1-0-6-0
HN Ya France    12* (54b 1x4)      PS Eaglestone    5-2-8-1

19.1

Eaglestone to Ya France, no run, pitched up and Ya France gets the front foot forward and defends forward

19.2

Eaglestone to Ya France, no run, good length ball, the batsman gets inline and plays the ball back down the pitch

19.3

Eaglestone to Ya France, no run, wide outside offstump and the batsman lets the ball go through to the keeper

19.4

Eaglestone to Ya France, no run, the batsman goes forward to the ball and lets it go through to the keeper

19.5

Eaglestone to Ya France, no run, goes back in the crease and plays inside the line as it goes through to the keeper

19.6

Eaglestone to Ya France, no run, straighter from the bowler. Ya France gets in line and plays the ball forward

End of over 20 (maiden) Namibia 44/3
HN Ya France    12* (60b 1x4)      PS Eaglestone    6-3-8-1
G Snyman    6* (6b 1x4)      GJ McCarter    1-0-6-0

22.1

McCarter to Snyman, FOUR, overpitched again from McCarter and the ball gets driven through extra cover again

22.2

McCarter to Snyman, no run, good length ball which Snyman tries to get the bat out of the way. It hits the bottom of the bat and goes down in front of the slips

22.3

McCarter to Snyman, no run, outside offstump and Snyman goes forward to the ball. He plays and misses

22.4

McCarter to Snyman, FOUR, great shot from Snyman. He gets to the pitch of a good length ball and drives it past mid-off. Best shot of the day so far

22.5

McCarter to Snyman, 1 run, strays onto the legstump and Snyman clips the ball through square leg. He has already overtaken Ya France for runs!

22.6

McCarter to Ya France, no run, goes back in the crease to a short ball and plays inside the line. I think Ya France has been watching Dravid play this summer!

22.6

McCarter to Ya France, no run, gets to the pitch of the ball and defended back down the wicket

End of over 23 (4 runs) Namibia 61/3
HN Ya France    16* (67b 2x4)      GJ McCarter    5-1-21-0
G Snyman    15* (17b 3x4)     

23.1

Eaglestone to Snyman, no run, wide outside offstump and Snyman watches the ball go through to the keeper

23.2

Eaglestone to Snyman, 1 run, yorker from Eaglestone. Snyman digs the ball out well and hits it into the covers

23.3

Eaglestone to Ya France, no run, he looks to play a short ball over the slips. He misses it completely

23.4

Eaglestone to Ya France, 2 runs, outside offstump and driven through the vacant cover area. The fielders chase back and stop it just before the rope

23.5

Eaglestone to Ya France, no run, goes down legside and he tries to clip the ball away. He misses and the keeper gathers well

23.6

Eaglestone to Ya France, no run, goes back in the crease to a short ball. The ball angles across him and he plays inside the line

23.1

Eaglestone to Snyman, no run, slower ball from Eaglestone defended well into the offside by Snyman

23.2

Eaglestone to Snyman, no run, looks to defend forward a short ball. He misses and it goes through to the keeper

23.3

Eaglestone to Snyman, no run, goes back in the crease and looks to cut it square on the offside. He mistimes it and goes to mid-off

23.4

Eaglestone to Snyman, 4 leg byes, strays down legside and it clips off the pads and goes fine past the keeper

23.5

Eaglestone to Snyman, no run, hits him on the pads and there is a big shout from the slips. Too high so not out.

23.6

Eaglestone to Snyman, no run, goes down legside and he tries to hit it into the legside. He misses and it goes through to the keeper

End of over 24 (3 runs) Namibia 57/3
G Snyman    15* (17b 3x4)      PS Eaglestone    7-4-8-1
HN Ya France    12* (61b 1x4)     

24.1

Mooney to Snyman, no run, pitched up and hit back down the wicket. Mooney stops it with his foot

24.2

Mooney to Snyman, no run, goes back in the crease and hits the ball straight to mid-wicket

24.3

Mooney to Snyman, no run, shorter ball from Mooney, he gets in line and plays it back down the wicket

24.4

Mooney to Snyman, no run, steps back in the crease and tries to cut it. He misses and it goes through to the keeper

24.5

Mooney to Snyman, FOUR, a short ball again from Mooney. It was wide of offstump and Snyman flashes at the ball. It goes high over the slips and down to the third man boundary

24.6

Mooney to Snyman, 1 run, gets forward and drives the ball through the covers. Poynter dived at extra cover and stops it well. Keeps it to a single

Spin coming on for the first time. Dockrell will get an over or two just before lunch.

24.1

McCarter to Ya France, no run, gets forward to the ball and plays inside the line

24.2

McCarter to Ya France, FOUR, hits the ball in the air over the top of Dockrell at mid-off. It races to the ropes

24.3

McCarter to Ya France, no run, gets to the pitch of the ball and hits it to point

24.4

McCarter to Ya France, no run, goes forward to the ball and plays and misses

24.5

McCarter to Ya France, no run, goes back in the crease and plays inside the line. Didnt trouble the batsman there

End of over 25 (5 runs) Namibia 61/3
HN Ya France    16* (66b 2x4)      GJ McCarter    4.5-0-19-0
G Snyman    15* (17b 3x4)     

25.1

Dockrell to Snyman, FOUR, short loosener to start. Given what it deserved and pulled to mid-wicket boundary

25.2

Dockrell to Snyman, OUT, what a come back from Dockrell! The ball spun in off the pitch and Snyman tried to bring the bat down late. He missed it and the ball hit the stumps. Namibia are four down now

G Snyman b Dockrell 25 (27b 5x4 0x6) SR: 92.59

25.3

Dockrell to van Schoor, no run, big step forward and defended

25.4

Dockrell to van Schoor, no run, gets down the wicket to the pitch of the ball and defends

25.5

Dockrell to van Schoor, 1 run, turns the ball past the short leg, no square leg means they get a single

25.6

Dockrell to Ya France, no run, goes forward to the ball, it turns past the bat and Poynter whips off the bails. He wasnt out though

End of over 26 (5 runs) Namibia 74/4
HN Ya France    18* (72b 2x4)      GH Dockrell    1-0-5-1
R van Schoor    1* (3b)      JF Mooney    8-3-13-2

26.1

Mooney to van Schoor, 2 runs, pitched up and hit through the vacant square leg area. Long leg has to run over and field

26.2

Mooney to van Schoor, no run, more bounce from Mooney, van Schoor goes back in the crease and shoulders arms

26.3

Mooney to van Schoor, no run, wide down legside, lucky that we are not playing and ODI or that would have been a wide

26.4

Mooney to van Schoor, no run, gets to the pitch of the ball and hits it to the man at mid-wicket

26.5

Mooney to van Schoor, FOUR, great shot from van Schoor. The ball was on a good length and he drove the ball back past the bowler. It just beat the fielders to the long on boundary

26.6

Mooney to van Schoor, no run, gets behind the line of the ball and plays it into the offside

We are just in time for an other over before lunch

End of over 27 (6 runs) Namibia 80/4
R van Schoor    7* (9b 1x4)      JF Mooney    9-3-19-2
HN Ya France    18* (72b 2x4)      GH Dockrell    1-0-5-1

27.1

Dockrell to Ya France, no run, looped up and hit back to the bowler

27.2

Dockrell to Ya France, no run, looped up again and driven to mid-off

27.3

Dockrell to Ya France, no run, looked to play it down legside and missed the ball

27.4

Dockrell to Ya France, no run, hits a bump ball to Stirling at short extra cover

27.5

Dockrell to Ya France, no run, gets forward down the pitch and defends

27.6

Dockrell to Ya France, no run, short outside offstump and Ya France leaves it well alone. Thats the last ball and now its lunch.

The weather here has been very windy and the action on the pitch has been just as blustery. Ireland will feel that they have won this morning session. They have take four wickets already and if they can dislodge this pair, will feel that they have a great chance of running through the lower order. Namibia will be hoping to build from here to set a good total. The weather is going to be very hit and miss over the next few days. Ireland will want to be batting before the day is out. Play will restart after lunch at 1.10pm so please join me then!

Match State: Lunch - Day 1 1.08pm We are just about to start after lunch. The sun is shinning on the ground and the umpires are on their way out to the middle.

End of over 28 (maiden) Namibia 80/4
HN Ya France    18* (78b 2x4)      GH Dockrell    2-1-5-1
R van Schoor    7* (9b 1x4)      JF Mooney    9-3-19-2

28.1

Eaglestone to van Schoor, no run, wide outside offstump to start and van Schoor leaves it alone

28.2

Eaglestone to van Schoor, no run, on a good length and the batsman reaches forward for the ball and misses

28.3

Eaglestone to van Schoor, no run, wide outside offstump and left alone. It goes through to the keeper

28.4

Eaglestone to van Schoor, no run, good length ball hit back down the pitch and Eaglestone fields off his own bowling

28.5

Eaglestone to van Schoor, 1 run, pitched up and driven back past the bowler, Kevin O'Brien chases back from mid-on to field

28.6

Eaglestone to Ya France, no run, gets back to a short ball and Ya France plays inside the line. it goes through to the keeper

Dockrell stays on after lunch.

End of over 29 (1 run) Namibia 81/4
HN Ya France    18* (79b 2x4)      PS Eaglestone    9-4-12-1
R van Schoor    8* (14b 1x4)      GH Dockrell    2-1-5-1

29.1

Dockrell to van Schoor, no run, gets the ball back down the pitch to the bowler

29.2

Dockrell to van Schoor, no run, hits the ball down to short leg

29.3

Dockrell to van Schoor, no run, hit back to the bowler again

29.4

Dockrell to van Schoor, FOUR, drops short and is pulled through square leg. It races to the rope

29.5

Dockrell to van Schoor, no run, outside offstump and goes through to the keeper

29.6

Dockrell to van Schoor, no run, outside offstump again and van Schoor just watches it go by

End of over 30 (4 runs) Namibia 85/4
R van Schoor    12* (20b 2x4)      GH Dockrell    3-1-9-1
HN Ya France    18* (79b 2x4)      PS Eaglestone    9-4-12-1

30.1

Eaglestone to Ya France, no run, pitched up and hit in the air just back past the bowler

30.2

Eaglestone to Ya France, no run, shorter ball, Ya France goes back in the crease and plays inside the line

30.3

Eaglestone to Ya France, no run, gets the front foot forward to a good length ball. He plays and misses, he was lucky not to get an edge there

30.4

Eaglestone to Ya France, no run, gets to the pitch of the ball and hit it back down the wicket.

30.5

Eaglestone to Ya France, 1 wide, short and wide of offstump and called a wide by umpire Smith

30.5

Eaglestone to Ya France, no run, gets a big step down the pitch, plays and misses. 1st slip has his head in his hands

30.6

Eaglestone to Ya France, no run, gets forward down the pitch again and misses the ball again

End of over 31 (1 run) Namibia 86/4
HN Ya France    18* (85b 2x4)      PS Eaglestone    10-4-13-1
R van Schoor    12* (20b 2x4)      GH Dockrell    3-1-9-1

31.1

Dockrell to van Schoor, no run, looped up and turned to short leg

31.2

Dockrell to van Schoor, 1 run, turned off the pitch and takes the outside edge. It just goes past the slip. That was close!

31.3

Dockrell to Ya France, OUT, Ya France's long innings is over. The ball turned in off the pitch and he played down the wrong line. Thats two wickets for Dockrell now

HN Ya France b Dockrell 18 (86b 2x4 0x6) SR: 20.93

31.4

Dockrell to van der Westhuizen, no run, gets forward and is hit on the pad. Dockrell appeals but its not out

31.5

Dockrell to van der Westhuizen, 2 runs, goes for a big shot outside offstump and it takes the edge and flies over the slips. Wilson has to run back and field

31.6

Dockrell to van der Westhuizen, no run, gets forward and hits the ball back to the bowler

End of over 32 (3 runs) Namibia 89/5
LP van der Westhuizen    2* (3b)      GH Dockrell    4-1-12-2
R van Schoor    13* (22b 2x4)      PS Eaglestone    10-4-13-1

32.1

Eaglestone to van Schoor, FOUR, on legstump and van Schoor goes forward and drives the ball through mid-wicket. It races to the ropes

32.2

Eaglestone to van Schoor, FOUR, the ball is wide of offstump and he gets on the front foot and drives the ball through extra cover this time. Kevin chases the ball but cant cut it off

32.3

Eaglestone to van Schoor, no run, straighter from Eaglestone and van Schoor can only defend it back down the pitch

32.4

Eaglestone to van Schoor, no run, fuller ball and it hits van Schoor on the pads. They all appeal but umpire Smith is unmoved. Too far forward

32.5

Eaglestone to van Schoor, no run, he gets forward again to a good length ball and defends it back to the bowler

32.6

Eaglestone to van Schoor, no run, wide outside offstump and van Schoor was relieved that he didnt have to play at that ball.

End of over 33 (8 runs) Namibia 97/5
R van Schoor    21* (28b 4x4)      PS Eaglestone    11-4-21-1
LP van der Westhuizen    2* (3b)      GH Dockrell    4-1-12-2

33.1

Dockrell to van der Westhuizen, no run, looped up and a big step forward means he defends it back well

33.2

Dockrell to van der Westhuizen, FOUR, gets down the pitch and hits the ball over the top of mid-off. It races to the ropes

33.3

Dockrell to van der Westhuizen, 2 runs, sweeps the ball past the close fielders and they run two quickly.

33.4

Dockrell to van der Westhuizen, no run, faster ball from Dockrell and the batsman turns it past the close leg fielder

33.5

Dockrell to van der Westhuizen, 1 run, hits the ball in the air just short of short mid-wicket and they run a quick single

33.6

Dockrell to van Schoor, no run, goes back in the crease and hits the ball straight to the short extra cover fielder

When the two one day games between the teams happened earlier on in the summer. Louis van der Westhuzein did lots of big hitting. He seems to have started the same way today!

End of over 34 (7 runs) Namibia 104/5
R van Schoor    21* (29b 4x4)      GH Dockrell    5-1-19-2
LP van der Westhuizen    9* (8b 1x4)      PS Eaglestone    11-4-21-1

34.1

Eaglestone to van der Westhuizen, no run, tucked off the legs to the square leg fielder

34.2

Eaglestone to van der Westhuizen, no run, outside offstump and left alone, goes through to the keeper

34.3

Eaglestone to van der Westhuizen, FOUR, its a good length ball, he leans back in the crease and drives the ball through extra cover. The fielders dont even run

34.4

Eaglestone to van der Westhuizen, no run, straighter ball from Eaglestone, the batsman gets an inside edge onto the pads and it dribbles into the legside

34.5

Eaglestone to van der Westhuizen, no run, outside offstump and it gets an edge. It was a slower ball so doesnt have the pace to get to the slips

34.6

Eaglestone to van der Westhuizen, 1 run, shorter and is pulled down to long leg. Dockrell fields well and throw the ball back in over the stumps

End of over 35 (5 runs) Namibia 109/5
LP van der Westhuizen    14* (14b 2x4)      PS Eaglestone    12-4-26-1
R van Schoor    21* (29b 4x4)      GH Dockrell    5-1-19-2

35.1

Dockrell to van der Westhuizen, no run, drops short and he misses the ball. It hits him high on the back leg and only Dockrell appeals. Not out

35.2

Dockrell to van der Westhuizen, no run, goes to sweep and mistimes it into the offside

35.3

Dockrell to van der Westhuizen, no run, gets forward and hits the ball to the bowler

35.4

Dockrell to van der Westhuizen, no run, full toss gently hit back

35.5

Dockrell to van der Westhuizen, 1 run, dropped goes for the big hit over the top and the fielder at long-off just gets under it. The ball just drops out of his hand as he hits the ground. Namibia was lucky there

35.6

Dockrell to van Schoor, 1 run, tucked the ball into the legside and they run through quickly

End of over 36 (2 runs) Namibia 111/5
R van Schoor    22* (30b 4x4)      GH Dockrell    6-1-21-2
LP van der Westhuizen    15* (19b 2x4)      PS Eaglestone    12-4-26-1

36.1

Mooney to van Schoor, no run, good length ball which he stays in his crease and defends forward

36.2

Mooney to van Schoor, no run, short and fast from Mooney, just too far outside offstump to trouble van Schoor. He shoulders arms

36.3

Mooney to van Schoor, no run, pitched up and he goes back in the crease. He hits it into the offside and Cusack runs in from point to field

36.4

Mooney to van Schoor, no run, good length ball which bounced a bit on van Schoor. He ended up playing inside the line

36.5

Mooney to van Schoor, no run, short ball again, the batsman gets behind the line and defends it back down the pitch

36.6

Mooney to van Schoor, no run, outside offstump and he hits the ball into the coverss. They think of a run and then you hear a loud shout of NO

Small drops of rain have just started.

End of over 37 (maiden) Namibia 111/5
R van Schoor    22* (36b 4x4)      JF Mooney    10-4-19-2
LP van der Westhuizen    15* (19b 2x4)      GH Dockrell    6-1-21-2

37.1

Dockrell to van der Westhuizen, 2 runs, goes forward to the ball and drives it through extra cover. Sloppy fielding means that they get two

37.2

Dockrell to van der Westhuizen, no run, looped up and hit gently back to the bowler

37.3

Dockrell to van der Westhuizen, 1 run, goes back in the crease and hits the ball down to long-on

37.4

Dockrell to van Schoor, 1 run, Dockrell drops short and he gets pulled through mid-wicket

37.5

Dockrell to van der Westhuizen, no run, looped up again and he went forward to smother the spin

37.6

Dockrell to van der Westhuizen, no run, looped up and he steps down the pitch and defends

It had started drizzling but now the sun is out again. The weather eh?

End of over 38 (4 runs) Namibia 115/5
LP van der Westhuizen    18* (24b 2x4)      GH Dockrell    7-1-25-2
R van Schoor    23* (37b 4x4)      JF Mooney    10-4-19-2

38.1

Mooney to van Schoor, FOUR, wide outside offstump and van Schoors eyes lit up and he cut it over the slips down to the third man boundary

Spoke to soon about the sun. Its started chucking it down and the players are racing off the pitch. The tractors are bringing the covers onto the pitch. With the wind still being very strong hopefully this will blow over soon. I will keep you informed about what is happening. Match State: Delay - Day 1 - rain

2.00pm Great news. The shower has past and we now have bright sunshine. The covers have been taken off so hopefully we will be back underway very soon. The players are back on the way out to the middle and we are back underway!

38.2

Mooney to van Schoor, no run, good length ball from Mooney, van Schoor gets behind the line and plays it forward

38.3

Mooney to van Schoor, no run, shorter ball from Mooney. The batsman sways out of the way and it goes through to the keeper

38.4

Mooney to van Schoor, 1 run, he goes back in the crease and hits the ball to theright of point. They scamper through quickly

38.5

Mooney to van der Westhuizen, no run, goes back in the crease and hits the ball into the gully region. Just an easy defensive shot

38.6

Mooney to van der Westhuizen, no run, shorter ball again from Mooney. Louis has to get up on his toes and plays the ball down into the ground on the offside

End of over 39 (5 runs) Namibia 120/5
LP van der Westhuizen    18* (26b 2x4)      JF Mooney    11-4-24-2
R van Schoor    28* (41b 5x4)      GH Dockrell    7-1-25-2

39.1

Dockrell to van Schoor, no run, goes back in the crease and cuts the ball to point

39.2

Dockrell to van Schoor, no run, gets forward and smothers the spin.

39.3

Dockrell to van Schoor, no run, looped up more, he goes back in the crease and hits to short extra cover

39.4

Dockrell to van Schoor, 1 run, turns off the pitch and just goes to the right of slip. Very lucky there

39.5

Dockrell to van der Westhuizen, no run, he gets forward to the ball and defends it down the wicket

39.6

Dockrell to van der Westhuizen, no run, gets forward again and hits it to the silly leg

End of over 40 (1 run) Namibia 121/5
LP van der Westhuizen    18* (28b 2x4)      GH Dockrell    8-1-26-2
R van Schoor    29* (45b 5x4)      JF Mooney    11-4-24-2

40.1

Mooney to van Schoor, FOUR, its a good length ball from Mooney, just gives gthe batsman too much room. Van Schoor rocks back in the crease and hits it square on the offside and to the boundary

40.2

Mooney to van Schoor, no run, slower ball from Mooney just defended back down the pitch

40.3

Mooney to van Schoor, 1 run, shorter ball tucked into the legside. The fielder is quite far back and so they run quickly through

40.4

Mooney to van der Westhuizen, FOUR, goes for the big hit over the top. He does middle it and it flies of the face of the bat and just over the fielder at gully.

40.5

Mooney to van der Westhuizen, no run, goes to clip the ball off his legs. he misses and the ball goes through to the keeper

40.6

Mooney to van der Westhuizen, no run, looks to play across the line again and the ball tucks him up. He was lucky not to pop that ball up into the air

End of over 41 (9 runs) Namibia 130/5
LP van der Westhuizen    22* (31b 3x4)      JF Mooney    12-4-33-2
R van Schoor    34* (48b 6x4)      GH Dockrell    8-1-26-2

41.1

Dockrell to van Schoor, no run, reaches forward for the ball and defends

41.2

Dockrell to van Schoor, no run, gets to the pitch of the ball and smothers the spin

41.3

Dockrell to van Schoor, OUT, he's just gone and bowled another one! It was a short ball and he tried to pull it over square leg. He misjudged the turn and was bowled. Thats three bowled now for Dockrell

R van Schoor b Dockrell 34 (51b 6x4 0x6) SR: 66.66

41.4

Dockrell to Erasmus, no run, gets forward to the ball and hits it into the legside

41.5

Dockrell to Erasmus, no run, gets forward to the ball and it spins past the bat. Poynter whips off the bails but he wasnt out

41.6

Dockrell to Erasmus, no run, outside offstump and he hits the ball past the close fielders. Point runs in to field so there is no run

End of over 42 (wicket maiden) Namibia 130/6
MG Erasmus    0* (3b)      GH Dockrell    9-2-26-3
LP van der Westhuizen    22* (31b 3x4)      JF Mooney    12-4-33-2

42.1

Mooney to van der Westhuizen, 2 runs, Louis hits the ball in the air just past a diving Mooney. That was a tough chance. He gets 2 to long-off

42.2

Mooney to van der Westhuizen, FOUR, great shot, he rocked back in the crease and cut the ball past gully. Shouts of anger from Mooney

42.3

Mooney to van der Westhuizen, 1 run, looks to pull the ball but only gets an in side edge onto the pads and into the legside

42.4

Mooney to Erasmus, no run, pitched the ball up and hit back to the bowler

42.5

Mooney to Erasmus, no run, plays across the line and hits the ball straight to square leg where Eaglestone fields well

42.6

Mooney to Erasmus, no run, hit back to the bowler

End of over 43 (7 runs) Namibia 137/6
MG Erasmus    0* (6b)      JF Mooney    13-4-40-2
LP van der Westhuizen    29* (34b 4x4)      GH Dockrell    9-2-26-3

43.1

Dockrell to van der Westhuizen, no run

43.2

Dockrell to van der Westhuizen, 1 run

43.3

Dockrell to Erasmus, no run

43.4

Dockrell to Erasmus, no run

43.5

Dockrell to Erasmus, no run

43.6

Dockrell to Erasmus, 1 run

End of over 44 (2 runs) Namibia 139/6
MG Erasmus    1* (10b)      GH Dockrell    10-2-28-3
LP van der Westhuizen    30* (36b 4x4)      JF Mooney    13-4-40-2

44.1

Mooney to Erasmus, 1 run

44.2

Mooney to van der Westhuizen, FOUR, hit over extra cover

44.3

Mooney to van der Westhuizen, no run

44.4

Mooney to van der Westhuizen, no run

44.5

Mooney to van der Westhuizen, no run

44.6

Mooney to van der Westhuizen, 1 run

End of over 45 (6 runs) Namibia 145/6
LP van der Westhuizen    35* (41b 5x4)      JF Mooney    14-4-46-2
MG Erasmus    2* (11b)      GH Dockrell    10-2-28-3

45.1

Dockrell to van der Westhuizen, FOUR, hit over mid-wicket

45.2

Dockrell to van der Westhuizen, no run

45.3

Dockrell to van der Westhuizen, FOUR, hit to long on

45.4

Dockrell to van der Westhuizen, no run

45.5

Dockrell to van der Westhuizen, 1 run

45.6

Dockrell to Erasmus, no run

End of over 46 (9 runs) Namibia 154/6
MG Erasmus    2* (12b)      GH Dockrell    11-2-37-3
LP van der Westhuizen    44* (46b 7x4)      JF Mooney    14-4-46-2

46.1

McCarter to van der Westhuizen, FOUR, hit to long on

46.2

McCarter to van der Westhuizen, no run

46.3

McCarter to van der Westhuizen, FOUR, hit to long leg

46.4

McCarter to van der Westhuizen, FOUR, hit to long leg

46.5

McCarter to van der Westhuizen, 3 runs

46.6

McCarter to Erasmus, no run

End of over 47 (15 runs) Namibia 169/6
MG Erasmus    2* (13b)      GJ McCarter    6-1-36-0
LP van der Westhuizen    59* (51b 10x4)      GH Dockrell    11-2-37-3

47.1

Dockrell to van der Westhuizen, no run

47.2

Dockrell to van der Westhuizen, SIX, hit over cowcorner

47.3

Dockrell to van der Westhuizen, OUT, goes for the big hit and caught at long on

LP van der Westhuizen c Cusack b Dockrell 65 (54b 10x4 1x6) SR: 120.37

47.4

Dockrell to Erasmus, no run

47.5

Dockrell to Erasmus, no run

47.6

Dockrell to Erasmus, no run

End of over 48 (6 runs) Namibia 175/7
MG Erasmus    2* (16b)      GH Dockrell    12-2-43-4
SJ Baard    0* (0b)      GJ McCarter    6-1-36-0

48.1

McCarter to Baard, no run

48.2

McCarter to Baard, no run

48.3

McCarter to Baard, no run

48.4

McCarter to Baard, no run

48.5

McCarter to Baard, 1 run

48.6

McCarter to Erasmus, 1 run

End of over 49 (2 runs) Namibia 177/7
MG Erasmus    3* (17b)      GJ McCarter    7-1-38-0
SJ Baard    1* (5b)      GH Dockrell    12-2-43-4

49.1

Dockrell to Erasmus, no run, hit on the pad but going down legside

49.2

Dockrell to Erasmus, no run, hits the ball back to the bowler

49.3

Dockrell to Erasmus, no run, turns the ball around the corner but straight to a short fine leg

49.4

Dockrell to Erasmus, no run, hit to mid-wicket

49.5

Dockrell to Erasmus, no run, goes to cut the ball and misses. It goes through to the keeper

49.6

Dockrell to Erasmus, 1 run, turns the ball off the hips and goes to short fine leg. They set off and he throws at the non striker end but Erasmus is well home

End of over 50 (1 run) Namibia 178/7
MG Erasmus    4* (23b)      GH Dockrell    13-2-44-4
SJ Baard    1* (5b)      GJ McCarter    7-1-38-0
Overs 1-50  | Overs 51-100
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Sep 9, 2011

John Mooney and Andrew White are congratulated by the Namibia fielders after the match, Ireland v Namibia, Intercontinental Cup, 1st day, Belfast, September 9, 2011

John Mooney and Andrew White are congratulated by the Namibia fielders after the match

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Sep 9, 2011

Andrew White added 22 not out to his unbeaten first-innings century as Ireland sealed victory, Ireland v Namibia, Intercontinental Cup, 1st day, Belfast, September 9, 2011

Andrew White added 22 not out to his unbeaten first-innings century as Ireland sealed victory

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