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

15.1

Zahid Hussain to Wilson, no run

15.2

Zahid Hussain to Wilson, no run, well stopped by the bowler diving to his right

15.3

Zahid Hussain to Wilson, no run, played back to the bowler again

15.4

Zahid Hussain to Wilson, no run, driven firmly to the man at cover

15.5

Zahid Hussain to Wilson, 1 run, played down to long-off

15.6

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

Ireland 86/0   Zahid Hussain 1-0-1-0

17.1

Zahid Hussain to Wilson, no run, full and straight and it's defended

17.2

Zahid Hussain to Wilson, no run, played defensively into the offside

17.3

Zahid Hussain to Wilson, no run, good bowling here as another one is defended

17.4

Zahid Hussain to Wilson, no run, just pushed toward cover

17.5

Zahid Hussain to Wilson, no run, played out to point

17.6

Zahid Hussain to Wilson, no run, forward defensive played and it's the first maiden of the innings, Canada starting to slow down the scoring rate

Ireland 87/0   Zahid Hussain 2-1-1-0

19.1

Zahid Hussain to Wilson, FOUR, beautifully timed cover drive which races to the boundary

19.2

Zahid Hussain to Wilson, no run, just defended towards point this time

19.3

Zahid Hussain to Wilson, no run, left alone outside the off-stump

19.4

Zahid Hussain to Wilson, no run, batsman plays at that one late but just defends it

19.5

Zahid Hussain to Wilson, no run

19.6

Zahid Hussain to Wilson, no run, just defended into the legside to end the over

Ireland 93/0   Zahid Hussain 3-1-5-0

21.1

Zahid Hussain to Wilson, no run, driven off the back foot into the cover region

21.2

Zahid Hussain to Wilson, no run, defended back to the bowler

21.3

Zahid Hussain to Wilson, no run, quicker delivery which again is defended

21.4

Zahid Hussain to Wilson, no run, driven firmly back at the bowler

21.5

Zahid Hussain to Wilson, no run, cut away this time but straight to the man at point

21.6

Zahid Hussain to Wilson, no run, just tapped to the close in fielder at silly point

Ireland 93/0   Zahid Hussain 4-2-5-0

23.1

Zahid Hussain to Wilson, no run

23.2

Zahid Hussain to Wilson, no run, defended into the offside, as this accurate spell continues

23.3

Zahid Hussain to Wilson, no run

23.4

Zahid Hussain to Wilson, no run, mistimed shot out to backward point

23.5

Zahid Hussain to Wilson, no run, again this is defended into the offside

23.6

Zahid Hussain to Wilson, FOUR, this time he gets him away, waits for the pitch of the ball and calmly guides through the offside field to the deep extra cover boundary

Ireland 105/0   Zahid Hussain 5-2-9-0

25.1

Zahid Hussain to Wilson, no run, hacked into the offside and the man at point fields

25.2

Zahid Hussain to Wilson, no run, played to backward point

25.3

Zahid Hussain to Wilson, 2 runs, flicked off his legs to deep backward square leg

25.4

Zahid Hussain to Wilson, 1 run, comes down the wicket and drives him to long-on

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   Zahid Hussain 6-2-17-0

27.1

Zahid Hussain to Wilson, no run, driven hard at cover

27.2

Zahid Hussain to Wilson, no run, prodded out to point and there's nothing there

27.3

Zahid Hussain to Wilson, no run

27.4

Zahid Hussain to Wilson, 1 run, able to cut it into the cover region and they scamper a run

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   Zahid Hussain 7-2-18-0

29.1

Zahid Hussain to Wilson, no run, played to backward point

29.2

Zahid Hussain to Wilson, no run

29.3

Zahid Hussain to Wilson, 2 runs, edged just past the keeper and they run a couple

29.4

Zahid Hussain to Wilson, no run, played into the offside softly

29.5

Zahid Hussain to Wilson, no run, tries the cut shot but it's too straight almost plays on to his stumps

29.6

Zahid Hussain to Wilson, no run, defended into the offside to end the session

Ireland 129/0   Zahid Hussain 8-2-20-0

39.1

Zahid Hussain to Cusack, no run, half volley but he only finds the man at cover

39.2

Zahid Hussain to Cusack, no run, driven firmly to the man at cover again

39.3

Zahid Hussain to Cusack, no run, this time he defends into the offside

39.4

Zahid Hussain to Cusack, 2 runs, flicked fine and they run a couple

39.5

Zahid Hussain to Cusack, no run, pushed to mid-on and there's nothing there

39.6

Zahid Hussain to Cusack, no run

Ireland 170/1   Zahid Hussain 9-2-22-0

41.1

Zahid Hussain to Cusack, no run, pushed towards point

41.2

Zahid Hussain to Cusack, no run

41.3

Zahid Hussain to Cusack, no run, left alone by the batsman

41.4

Zahid Hussain to Cusack, no run, defended into the covers

41.5

Zahid Hussain to Cusack, no run, driven firmly to mid-on

41.6

Zahid Hussain to Cusack, no run, again he hits the ball well but only finds a fielder this time in the covers

Ireland 174/1   Zahid Hussain 10-3-22-0

49.1

Zahid Hussain to White, no run

49.2

Zahid Hussain to White, no run, left alone outside the off-stump

49.3

Zahid Hussain to White, FOUR, lovely cover drive which splits the fielders perfectly

49.4

Zahid Hussain to White, no run

49.5

Zahid Hussain to White, no run, defended back to the bowler

49.6

Zahid Hussain to White, 1 run, driven down the ground to long-off

Ireland 214/3   Zahid Hussain 11-3-27-0

51.1

Zahid Hussain to Cusack, no run

51.2

Zahid Hussain to Cusack, no run, driven hard back at the bowler

51.3

Zahid Hussain to Cusack, 1 run, cut away to backward point

51.4

Zahid Hussain to White, FOUR, brilliant sweep shot down to deep backward square leg

51.5

Zahid Hussain to White, no run

51.6

Zahid Hussain to White, no run, forward defensive back to the bowler

Ireland 229/3   Zahid Hussain 12-3-32-0

53.1

Zahid Hussain to White, 1 run, played down to mid-on

53.2

Zahid Hussain to Cusack, no run, left alone by the batsman

53.3

Zahid Hussain to Cusack, no run, straight to man at cover

53.4

Zahid Hussain to Cusack, no run, driven back at the bowler

53.5

Zahid Hussain to Cusack, 1 run, driven down to long-off for a single

53.6

Zahid Hussain to White, no run, played off the back foot into the covers

Ireland 235/3   Zahid Hussain 13-3-34-0

55.1

Zahid Hussain to Cusack, 1 run, comes down the wicket and hits it firmly down to long-off

55.2

Zahid Hussain to O'Brien, no run

55.3

Zahid Hussain to O'Brien, FOUR, he nearly decapitates short leg with that pull through midwicket

55.4

Zahid Hussain to O'Brien, FOUR, smashes it over the head of the man at cover and it races to the rope

55.5

Zahid Hussain to O'Brien, FOUR, plays a great cut shot to the deep point boundary for another four

55.6

Zahid Hussain to O'Brien, 1 run, flicked to backward square leg

Ireland 250/4   Zahid Hussain 14-3-48-0

64.1

Zahid Hussain to O'Brien, no run

64.2

Zahid Hussain to O'Brien, no run, driven firmly to mid-on

64.3

Zahid Hussain to O'Brien, 1 run, quick single taken to cover

64.4

Zahid Hussain to Cusack, no run

64.5

Zahid Hussain to Cusack, 1 run, played out to point and they scamper a run

64.6

Zahid Hussain to O'Brien, 1 run, comes down the pitch and hammers it to long-on

Ireland 302/4   Zahid Hussain 15-3-51-0

66.1

Zahid Hussain to O'Brien, FOUR, flicked powerfully to the deep midwicket boundary and that's his fifty in Ireland colours since THAT innings against England

66.2

Zahid Hussain to O'Brien, FOUR, smashed through the covers for another boundary

66.3

Zahid Hussain to O'Brien, no run

66.4

Zahid Hussain to O'Brien, FOUR

66.5

Zahid Hussain to O'Brien, 2 runs, swept into the legside and a half-stop allows a couple

66.6

Zahid Hussain to O'Brien, no run, defended into the legside

Ireland 325/4   Zahid Hussain 16-3-65-0

91.1

Zahid Hussain to Mooney, no run

91.2

Zahid Hussain to Mooney, no run, defended into the legside

91.3

Zahid Hussain to Mooney, no run, strays down the legside, batsman almost plays at it

91.4

Zahid Hussain to Mooney, no run, played to square leg

91.5

Zahid Hussain to Mooney, no run

91.6

Zahid Hussain to Mooney, no run, turned to the man at midwicket

Ireland 424/7   Zahid Hussain 17-4-65-0

99.1

Zahid Hussain to Mooney, no run, played into the legside

99.2

Zahid Hussain to Mooney, 1 run, played gently to long-on for a single

99.3

Zahid Hussain to Dockrell, no run

99.4

Zahid Hussain to Dockrell, no run, left alone by the batsman outside off-stump

99.5

Zahid Hussain to Dockrell, no run, pushed back to the bowler

99.6

Zahid Hussain to Dockrell, no run, driven softly into the covers

Ireland 456/7   Zahid Hussain 18-4-66-0
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Photos

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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