ICC Intercontinental Cup, 2011-2013/14 / Commentary

ICC Intercontinental Cup, 2011-2013/14

Ireland v Canada

Ireland won by an innings and 11 runs

Overs 1-50  | Overs 51-100  | Overs 101-150

1.1

Baidwan to Stirling, no run, strays down the legside and no shot is played

1.2

Baidwan to Stirling, no run, left alone outside the off-stump

1.3

Baidwan to Stirling, no run, length delivery which is pushed into the legside

1.4

Baidwan to Stirling, FOUR, superb cover drive and it races away to the boundary

1.5

Baidwan to Stirling, 2 runs, going down legside and it's flicked through midwicket

1.6

Baidwan to Stirling, no run, pitches wide of off-stump and it's left alone by the batsman

Ireland 14/0   PR Stirling 6* (6b 1x4)

2.2

Khurram Chohan to Stirling, 4 leg byes

2.3

Khurram Chohan to Stirling, no run

2.4

Khurram Chohan to Stirling, no run

2.5

Khurram Chohan to Stirling, FOUR

2.6

Khurram Chohan to Stirling, no run

Ireland 23/0   PR Stirling 10* (11b 2x4)

3.6

Baidwan to Stirling, 1 run, ball going down leg and it's flicked away to fine-leg again

Ireland 25/0   PR Stirling 11* (12b 2x4)

4.1

Khurram Chohan to Stirling, no run, beats the batsman for pace, itstrikes the pads but again umpire Bagh is unmoved

4.2

Khurram Chohan to Stirling, 1 run, cut away through the offside

Ireland 26/0   PR Stirling 12* (14b 2x4)

5.3

Baidwan to Stirling, no run, batsman can only play defensive to that one

5.4

Baidwan to Stirling, no run, shorter delivery this time but Stirling defends again

5.5

Baidwan to Stirling, 1 run, turned through the legside and fine-leg comes round to field

Ireland 29/0   PR Stirling 13* (17b 2x4)

6.1

Khurram Chohan to Stirling, no run, decent pace to this one outside the off-stump and it's left alone

6.2

Khurram Chohan to Stirling, no run, comes down the pitch but plays the wrong line to it completely, hits the pads, big appeal but nothing doing

6.3

Khurram Chohan to Stirling, 1 run, driven firmly through the offside

6.5

Khurram Chohan to Stirling, no run

6.6

Khurram Chohan to Stirling, 1 run, just prodded out to point and good running means a quick single

Ireland 34/0   PR Stirling 15* (22b 2x4)

7.1

Baidwan to Stirling, no run, turned directly to a fielder in the midwicket region

7.2

Baidwan to Stirling, no run, defended into the covers

7.3

Baidwan to Stirling, no run, played softly out to point

7.4

Baidwan to Stirling, no run, down the legside but the batsman can't get anything on it

7.5

Baidwan to Stirling, SIX, short and it's pulled high over deep midwicket and they have definitely lost that ball. Great shot from Stirling.

7.6

Baidwan to Stirling, no run, pushed back to the bowler

Ireland 40/0   PR Stirling 21* (28b 2x4 1x6)

8.3

Khurram Chohan to Stirling, no run, played out towards point

8.4

Khurram Chohan to Stirling, FOUR, short and wide and it's punished by Stirling as he hammers it through the covers off the back foot

8.5

Khurram Chohan to Stirling, 1 run, driven firmly just wide of mid-on

Ireland 47/0   PR Stirling 26* (31b 3x4 1x6)

9.1

Baidwan to Stirling, no run, just passes the outside edge of the batsman

9.2

Baidwan to Stirling, no run, just pushed to mid-on

9.3

Baidwan to Stirling, no run

9.4

Baidwan to Stirling, no run, pushed back to the bowler

9.5

Baidwan to Stirling, 2 runs, edged through the slips and they scamper a couple

9.6

Baidwan to Stirling, no run

Ireland 49/0   PR Stirling 28* (37b 3x4 1x6)

10.2

Aulakh to Stirling, FOUR, similar shot to the last one but it's much better timed and it's a boundary

10.3

Aulakh to Stirling, 2 runs

10.4

Aulakh to Stirling, FOUR, cut away past backward point

10.5

Aulakh to Stirling, no run, driven firmly but mid-off manages to stop it this time

10.6

Aulakh to Stirling, no run, no shot played to that one outside the off-stump

Ireland 61/0   PR Stirling 38* (42b 5x4 1x6)

12.1

Aulakh to Stirling, FOUR, short and wide and it's pulled away to deep midwicket, not great bowling.

12.2

Aulakh to Stirling, 1 run, same shot but not as well timed and it's only a single

Ireland 74/0   PR Stirling 43* (44b 6x4 1x6)

14.1

Aulakh to Stirling, 1 run, plays a straight drive and mid-off comes to field

14.4

Aulakh to Stirling, no run, cut away but well stopped at point

14.5

Aulakh to Stirling, no run, yorker length delivery which is well dug out

14.6

Aulakh to Stirling, no run

Ireland 85/0   PR Stirling 44* (48b 6x4 1x6)

15.6

Zahid Hussain to Stirling, no run, forward defensive played to that one

Ireland 86/0   PR Stirling 44* (49b 6x4 1x6)

18.1

Aulakh to Stirling, 1 run, flicked fine off the pads for a single

Ireland 88/0   PR Stirling 45* (50b 6x4 1x6)

20.1

Aulakh to Stirling, no run, just passes the outside edge

20.2

Aulakh to Stirling, no run, strays down the legside, no shot attempted

20.3

Aulakh to Stirling, no run, driven very hard but stopped at cover

20.4

Aulakh to Stirling, no run, tries a straight drive but does not connect bowler thinks for a moment that he's found the edge

20.5

Aulakh to Stirling, no run, great bowling in this over as he again gets close to the edge

20.6

Aulakh to Stirling, no run, tries to pull it through the legside but does not connect

Ireland 93/0   PR Stirling 45* (56b 6x4 1x6)

22.1

Aulakh to Stirling, no run, played out to point

22.2

Aulakh to Stirling, FOUR, short and pulled away through the midwicket region and the man there can't stop it

22.3

Aulakh to Stirling, no run, tries an extravagant drive outside the off-stump but does not connect

22.4

Aulakh to Stirling, no run, defended towards mid-on

22.5

Aulakh to Stirling, FOUR, guided down to the third man boundary and that's the fifty for Stirling

22.6

Aulakh to Stirling, no run, played into the legside

Ireland 101/0   PR Stirling 53* (62b 8x4 1x6)

24.1

Rizwan Cheema to Stirling, no run, back of a length and it pushed into the legside

24.2

Rizwan Cheema to Stirling, no run, defended back to the bowler

24.3

Rizwan Cheema to Stirling, FOUR, short and it's pulled by Stirling again loftily to the deep backwards square leg boundary

24.4

Rizwan Cheema to Stirling, no run, great fielding in the covers stops more runs

24.5

Rizwan Cheema to Stirling, no run, defended this time into the midwicket region

24.6

Rizwan Cheema to Stirling, no run, fullish delivery and it's played softly into the covers

Ireland 109/0   PR Stirling 57* (68b 9x4 1x6)

25.5

Zahid Hussain to Stirling, FOUR, fantastic sweep shot which races to the deep square leg boundary

25.6

Zahid Hussain to Stirling, 1 run, dances down the pitch and turns it to the man at long-on

Ireland 117/0   PR Stirling 62* (70b 10x4 1x6)

26.1

Rizwan Cheema to Stirling, no run, left alone outside the off-stump

26.2

Rizwan Cheema to Stirling, SIX, another superb pull shot from a short delivery, this time it's a maximum over deep midwicket

26.3

Rizwan Cheema to Stirling, no run, good response as Stirling has to defend

26.4

Rizwan Cheema to Stirling, 1 run, quick single taken to mid-on

Ireland 124/0   PR Stirling 69* (74b 10x4 2x6)

27.5

Zahid Hussain to Stirling, no run, driven firmly to backward point

27.6

Zahid Hussain to Stirling, no run, tries to sweep but does not connect it strikes his arm and goes harmlessly into the legside

Ireland 126/0   PR Stirling 69* (76b 10x4 2x6)

28.2

Patel to Stirling, no run, comes off the pads and they run both there was no stroke played to it

28.3

Patel to Stirling, no run

28.4

Patel to Stirling, no run, good delivery which is defended back to the bowler

28.5

Patel to Stirling, no run, turned towards square leg, Wilson calls for a single but is sent back

28.6

Patel to Stirling, no run, driven to the man at mid-off

Ireland 127/0   PR Stirling 69* (81b 10x4 2x6)

30.1

Khurram Chohan to Stirling, no run, full delivery that is well dug out to begin after lunch

30.2

Khurram Chohan to Stirling, no run, driven firmly back at the bowler

30.3

Khurram Chohan to Stirling, no run, played to the man at mid-on

30.4

Khurram Chohan to Stirling, no run, misses a straghtish one, strikes the pads only a half appeal

30.5

Khurram Chohan to Stirling, no run, defended out to point, Wilson asks for one but is sent back

30.6

Khurram Chohan to Stirling, FOUR, fullish delivery which is flicked powerfully off his legs down to the cow corner boundary

Ireland 133/0   PR Stirling 73* (87b 11x4 2x6)

32.1

Khurram Chohan to Stirling, no run, flashes the bat outside the off-stump, but it misses everything

32.2

Khurram Chohan to Stirling, no run, play and a miss outside the off-stump

32.3

Khurram Chohan to Stirling, no run, another swing of the bat and another miss, the break seems to have disrupted Stirling

32.4

Khurram Chohan to Stirling, 2 runs, skillfully steered down to third man this time

32.5

Khurram Chohan to Stirling, no run, pushed out to point, Stirling calls for a single but is sent back

32.6

Khurram Chohan to Stirling, no run, driven well but straight to the man at mid-off

Ireland 135/0   PR Stirling 75* (93b 11x4 2x6)

34.1

Khurram Chohan to Stirling, FOUR, comes to the pitch of the ball and smashes through the offside to the deep point boundary

34.2

Khurram Chohan to Stirling, no run

34.3

Khurram Chohan to Stirling, no run

34.4

Khurram Chohan to Stirling, no run, played into the offside

34.5

Khurram Chohan to Stirling, no run, extravagant drive outside off but does not connect

34.6

Khurram Chohan to Stirling, FOUR, this time he finds his range as he flicks him to the deep midwicket boundary

Ireland 145/0   PR Stirling 83* (99b 13x4 2x6)

35.3

Patel to Stirling, no run, pushed to backward point

35.4

Patel to Stirling, no run, turned into the legside

35.5

Patel to Stirling, no run, defended out to point once again

35.6

Patel to Stirling, FOUR, you can't keep this man quiet for long, as Stirling plays a lovely sweep shot to the deep backward square leg boundary

Ireland 150/0   PR Stirling 87* (103b 14x4 2x6)

37.1

Patel to Stirling, FOUR, widish ball and he's smashed through the covers, Stirling into the ninties

37.2

Patel to Stirling, 1 run, played calmly out to point and they run a quick single

37.6

Patel to Stirling, no run

Ireland 161/1   PR Stirling 92* (106b 15x4 2x6)

38.3

Khurram Chohan to Stirling, FOUR, bouncer attempted but it just sits up for Stirling who hooks it to the deep square leg boundary

38.4

Khurram Chohan to Stirling, no run, pushed to the man at mid-off

38.5

Khurram Chohan to Stirling, no run, played into the covers

38.6

Khurram Chohan to Stirling, no run, defended back to the bowler

Ireland 168/1   PR Stirling 96* (110b 16x4 2x6)

40.1

Aulakh to Stirling, no run, driven hard back at the bowler

40.2

Aulakh to Stirling, FOUR, hacked away past backward point and it races to the boundary, a superb hundred from Stirling

40.3

Aulakh to Stirling, no run, left alone outside the off-stump

40.4

Aulakh to Stirling, no run, defended back to the bowler

40.5

Aulakh to Stirling, no run

40.6

Aulakh to Stirling, no run, another one that he leaves alone outside off

Ireland 174/1   PR Stirling 100* (116b 17x4 2x6)

42.1

Aulakh to Stirling, FOUR, skillfully guided down to the third man boundary

42.2

Aulakh to Stirling, 2 runs, flicked calmly through midwicket

42.3

Aulakh to Stirling, no run

42.4

Aulakh to Stirling, 1 run, short and it's smashed away to the sweeper in the deep

Ireland 181/1   PR Stirling 107* (120b 18x4 2x6)

43.1

Hansra to Stirling, no run, left alone outside off-stump

43.2

Hansra to Stirling, OUT, great delivery to get the centurion as he tries to sweep but misses and he's bowled. A great innings ends.

PR Stirling b Hansra 107 (121b 18x4 2x6) SR: 88.42

Ireland 185/2   PR Stirling 107 (122b 18x4 2x6)
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Sep 14, 2011

Ruvindu Gunasekera scored a fluent 66, Ireland v Canada, Intercontinental Cup, 2nd day, Dublin, September 14, 2011

Ruvindu Gunasekera scored a fluent 66

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Sep 14, 2011

George Dockrell appeals for one of his five wickets in the match, Ireland v Canada, Intercontinental Cup, 2nd day, Dublin, September 14, 2011

George Dockrell appeals for one of his five wickets in the match

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