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

10.1

Aulakh to Wilson, 1 wide, way too wide of off-stump

10.1

Aulakh to Wilson, 1 run, driven firmly and a misfield at mid-off allows the single

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   MS Aulakh 1-0-12-0

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

12.3

Aulakh to Wilson, no run, short and he tries to cut it but misses it completely

12.4

Aulakh to Wilson, no run, well fielded in the covers to prevent a boundary

12.5

Aulakh to Wilson, no run, just pushed into the covers

12.6

Aulakh to Wilson, 3 runs, straight drive and it's just pulled in before the boundary rope

Ireland 77/0   MS Aulakh 2-0-20-0

14.1

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

14.2

Aulakh to Wilson, 2 runs, flicked away to deep backward square leg and they scamper a quick couple

14.3

Aulakh to Wilson, 1 run, flicked off his legs down to the same man

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   MS Aulakh 3-0-24-0

16.1

Aulakh to Wilson, no run, driven firmly to mid-on

16.2

Aulakh to Wilson, no run

16.3

Aulakh to Wilson, no run, pushed into the offside

16.4

Aulakh to Wilson, no run, driven hard at mid-off

16.5

Aulakh to Wilson, no run, just prodded into the offside

16.6

Aulakh to Wilson, 1 run, hacked away through the offside and the sweeper fields

Ireland 87/0   MS Aulakh 4-0-25-0

18.1

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

18.2

Aulakh to Wilson, no run, tries a flashing drive but it just passes the outside edge

18.3

Aulakh to Wilson, no run, full toss which is turned straight to the man at midwicket

18.4

Aulakh to Wilson, no run, driven back to the bowler

18.5

Aulakh to Wilson, no run, yorker that is well dug out by Wilson

18.6

Aulakh to Wilson, 1 run, very quick single in the legside

Ireland 89/0   MS Aulakh 5-0-27-0

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   MS Aulakh 6-1-27-0

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   MS Aulakh 7-1-35-0

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   MS Aulakh 8-1-39-0

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

42.5

Aulakh to Cusack, FOUR, another short ball and again it's smashed through the offside this time it reaches the boundary

42.6

Aulakh to Cusack, no run, cut directly to backward point

Ireland 185/1   MS Aulakh 9-1-50-0

44.1

Aulakh to AD Poynter, no run, batsman leaves it alone outside the off-stump

44.2

Aulakh to AD Poynter, no run, defended into the legside

44.3

Aulakh to AD Poynter, no run, batsman again plays no shot to one outsie of off-stump

44.4

Aulakh to AD Poynter, no run, finds the outside edge but it's DROPPED at first slip, should have taken it with ease

44.5

Aulakh to AD Poynter, no run, almost finds the edge again, great bowling here

44.6

Aulakh to AD Poynter, no run, left alone by the batsman, starting to rain here

Ireland 190/2   MS Aulakh 10-2-50-0

46.1

Aulakh to AD Poynter, 2 runs, hit loftily down the ground and it just evades the man at mid-off

46.2

Aulakh to AD Poynter, no run

46.3

Aulakh to AD Poynter, no run

46.4

Aulakh to AD Poynter, FOUR, skillfully steered past backward point for a boundary

46.5

Aulakh to AD Poynter, no run, played softly into the covers

46.6

Aulakh to AD Poynter, OUT, another one goes as Canada fight their way back into the game, a pacy fullish delivery which Poynter tries to defend but he's beaten and his stumps are rattled

AD Poynter b Aulakh 11 (16b 2x4 0x6) SR: 68.75

Ireland 200/3   MS Aulakh 11-2-56-1

48.1

Aulakh to Cusack, 2 runs, turned through midwicket for a couple

48.2

Aulakh to Cusack, no run, defended into the covers

48.3

Aulakh to Cusack, no run, swing and a miss outside the off-stump

48.4

Aulakh to Cusack, no run

48.5

Aulakh to Cusack, 1 run

48.6

Aulakh to White, 1 run

Ireland 209/3   MS Aulakh 12-2-60-1

50.1

Aulakh to White, 1 leg bye, turned into the legside off the pads, big appeal but nothing given

50.2

Aulakh to Cusack, no run

50.3

Aulakh to Cusack, no run, flicked firmly to mid-on

50.4

Aulakh to Cusack, FOUR, played off the back foot through the offside to the deep cover boundary

50.5

Aulakh to Cusack, 1 leg bye

50.6

Aulakh to White, FOUR, flicked powerfully through a vacant midwicket region and the fielder in the deep can't stop it

Ireland 224/3   MS Aulakh 13-2-68-1

81.1

Aulakh to Cusack, OUT, and another Irish player misses out on a century as a top edge is skied straight up in the air and the keeper is under it to take the catch

AR Cusack c †Hamza Tariq b Aulakh 81 (127b 8x4 0x6) SR: 63.77

81.2

Aulakh to Mooney, no run, driven into the covers

81.3

Aulakh to Mooney, 1 run, edged and a very hard chance is DROPPED at second slip

81.4

Aulakh to SW Poynter, FOUR, low full toss which is flicked away to the deep midwicket boundary

81.5

Aulakh to SW Poynter, 2 runs, steered down to third man

81.6

Aulakh to SW Poynter, no run, left alone outside off-stump

Ireland 391/6   MS Aulakh 14-2-75-2

83.1

Aulakh to SW Poynter, no run, back of a length and it's pushed back to the bowler

83.2

Aulakh to SW Poynter, 1 run, hit in the air but drops just before mid-on

83.3

Aulakh to Mooney, no run, left alone by the batsman

83.4

Aulakh to Mooney, no run, played softly to point

83.5

Aulakh to Mooney, no run, batsman shoulders his arms to that one

83.6

Aulakh to Mooney, no run, another outside the off-stump that is left alone

Ireland 396/6   MS Aulakh 15-2-76-2

85.1

Aulakh to SW Poynter, 1 run, turned into the midwicket region

85.2

Aulakh to Mooney, no run, half-appeal for lbw

85.3

Aulakh to Mooney, no run, much bigger appeal this time, possible inside edge

85.4

Aulakh to Mooney, no run, left alone outside off-stump

85.5

Aulakh to Mooney, no run, tries to hack it away but does not connect

85.6

Aulakh to Mooney, no run, pushed back to the bowler

Ireland 398/6   MS Aulakh 16-2-77-2

87.1

Aulakh to SW Poynter, no run

87.2

Aulakh to SW Poynter, 1 run, driven straight and mid-on comes round to field

87.3

Aulakh to Mooney, no run, played into the offside

87.4

Aulakh to Mooney, no run, played into the legside, think about a single but decide against it

87.5

Aulakh to Mooney, no run

87.6

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

Ireland 402/6   MS Aulakh 17-2-78-2

89.1

Aulakh to SW Poynter, no run, back of a length and it's left alone

89.2

Aulakh to SW Poynter, no run, fullish delviery and it's driven hard at mid-off

89.3

Aulakh to SW Poynter, no run

89.4

Aulakh to SW Poynter, FOUR, straight down the ground and it races to the boundary

89.5

Aulakh to SW Poynter, 1 run, hacked just wide of point

89.6

Aulakh to Mooney, no run, played softly to mid-off

Ireland 412/6   MS Aulakh 18-2-83-2

93.1

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

93.2

Aulakh to Dockrell, FOUR, great cut shot through the offside to the deep point boundary

93.3

Aulakh to Dockrell, no run, played back to the bowler who dives to field

93.4

Aulakh to Dockrell, no run

93.5

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

93.6

Aulakh to Dockrell, no run

Ireland 429/7   MS Aulakh 19-2-87-2

97.1

Aulakh to Mooney, FOUR, short and wide and he's cut away past backward point, four more

97.2

Aulakh to Mooney, no run, just pushed to mid-off

97.3

Aulakh to Mooney, no run, driven firmly to mid-off

97.4

Aulakh to Mooney, 4 byes, pacy outside the off-stump and the keeper can't gather it

97.5

Aulakh to Mooney, no run, hacked away but directly to backward point

97.6

Aulakh to Mooney, no run, driven confidently to mid-off who cuts it off

Ireland 452/7   MS Aulakh 20-2-91-2

101.1

Aulakh to van der Merwe, no run, back of a length and it's pushed into the covers

101.2

Aulakh to van der Merwe, 3 runs, turned through midwicket and it's just pulled in before the rope

101.3

Aulakh to Dockrell, no run, played calmly to the man at cover

101.4

Aulakh to Dockrell, OUT, great full and pacy delivery which beats the batsman and his middle stump is hit

GH Dockrell b Aulakh 10 (30b 2x4 0x6) SR: 33.33

101.5

Aulakh to Eaglestone, no run

101.6

Aulakh to Eaglestone, no run, driven hard at mid-off

Ireland 460/9   MS Aulakh 21-2-94-3

103.1

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

103.2

Aulakh to Eaglestone, no run, nearly finds the edge outside edge

103.3

Aulakh to Eaglestone, no run

103.4

Aulakh to Eaglestone, no run, flies past the outside edge

103.5

Aulakh to Eaglestone, no run, another one which nearly finds the edge, Eaglestone does not look comfortable here

103.6

Aulakh to Eaglestone, no run, appeal for an edge this time, nothing given

Ireland 461/9   MS Aulakh 22-3-94-3
Overs 1-50  | Overs 51-100  | Overs 101-150
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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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