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

0.4

Khurram Chohan to Wilson, FOUR, short and wide and the batsman waits for it before cutting it past point and to the boundary

Ireland 4/0   GC Wilson 4* (4b 1x4)   Khurram Chohan 0.4-0-4-0

0.6

Khurram Chohan to Wilson, FOUR, widish delivery and again Wilson plays the cut shot, an awful misfield at point allows the boundary

Ireland 8/0   GC Wilson 8* (6b 2x4)   Khurram Chohan 1-0-8-0

1.4

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

Ireland 12/0   PR Stirling 4* (4b 1x4)   HS Baidwan 0.4-0-4-0

2.5

Khurram Chohan to Stirling, FOUR

Ireland 23/0   PR Stirling 10* (10b 2x4)   Khurram Chohan 1.5-0-13-0

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

Ireland 46/0   PR Stirling 25* (30b 3x4 1x6)   Khurram Chohan 4.4-0-26-0

10.2

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

Ireland 55/0   PR Stirling 32* (38b 4x4 1x6)   MS Aulakh 0.2-0-6-0

10.4

Aulakh to Stirling, FOUR, cut away past backward point

Ireland 61/0   PR Stirling 38* (40b 5x4 1x6)   MS Aulakh 0.4-0-12-0

11.1

Baidwan to Wilson, FOUR, big chance for Canada as it is edged but the fielder at second slip just can't reach it

Ireland 65/0   GC Wilson 21* (26b 3x4)   HS Baidwan 5.1-0-22-0

11.3

Baidwan to Wilson, FOUR, hooked away through the legside and it's another boundary

Ireland 69/0   GC Wilson 25* (28b 4x4)   HS Baidwan 5.3-0-26-0

12.1

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

Ireland 73/0   PR Stirling 42* (43b 6x4 1x6)   MS Aulakh 1.1-0-16-0

13.2

Khurram Chohan to Wilson, FOUR, smashed away loftily through the offside and it just evades the man diving at backward point

Ireland 81/0   GC Wilson 32* (37b 5x4)   Khurram Chohan 5.2-0-31-0

19.1

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

Ireland 93/0   GC Wilson 42* (66b 6x4)   Zahid Hussain 2.1-1-5-0

22.2

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

Ireland 97/0   PR Stirling 49* (58b 7x4 1x6)   MS Aulakh 6.2-1-31-0

22.5

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

Ireland 101/0   PR Stirling 53* (61b 8x4 1x6)   MS Aulakh 6.5-1-35-0

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   GC Wilson 46* (83b 7x4)   Zahid Hussain 5-2-9-0

24.3

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

Ireland 109/0   PR Stirling 57* (65b 9x4 1x6)   Rizwan Cheema 0.3-0-4-0

25.5

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

Ireland 116/0   PR Stirling 61* (69b 10x4 1x6)   Zahid Hussain 5.5-2-16-0

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)   Khurram Chohan 7-0-35-0

34.1

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

Ireland 141/0   PR Stirling 79* (94b 12x4 2x6)   Khurram Chohan 8.1-0-41-0

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)   Khurram Chohan 9-0-45-0

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)   H Patel 4-1-8-0

36.4

Khurram Chohan to Wilson, FOUR, poor delivery down leg and the batsman gets the finest of flicks for a boundary

Ireland 155/0   GC Wilson 61* (119b 8x4)   Khurram Chohan 9.4-0-50-0

37.1

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

Ireland 159/1   PR Stirling 91* (104b 15x4 2x6)   H Patel 4.1-1-12-0

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

Ireland 168/1   PR Stirling 96* (107b 16x4 2x6)   Khurram Chohan 10.3-0-57-1

40.2

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

Ireland 174/1   PR Stirling 100* (112b 17x4 2x6)   MS Aulakh 7.2-1-39-0

42.1

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

Ireland 178/1   PR Stirling 104* (117b 18x4 2x6)   MS Aulakh 8.1-1-43-0

42.5

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

Ireland 185/1   AR Cusack 10* (18b 1x4)   MS Aulakh 8.5-1-50-0

43.3

Hansra to AD Poynter, FOUR, hacked away backward of point and it flies to the boundary

Ireland 189/2   AD Poynter 4* (1b 1x4)   AS Hansra 0.3-0-4-1

45.2

Hansra to Cusack, FOUR, finds the gap through the covers and the fielder can't gather it in

Ireland 194/2   AR Cusack 14* (21b 2x4)   AS Hansra 1.2-0-9-1

46.4

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

Ireland 200/2   AD Poynter 11* (14b 2x4)   MS Aulakh 10.4-2-56-0

47.3

Hansra to White, FOUR, swept very fine and it reaches the boundary

Ireland 205/3   AR White 4* (1b 1x4)   AS Hansra 2.3-0-14-1

49.3

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

Ireland 213/3   AR White 9* (8b 2x4)   Zahid Hussain 10.3-3-26-0

50.4

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

Ireland 219/3   AR Cusack 22* (35b 3x4)   MS Aulakh 12.4-2-64-1

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   AR White 14* (13b 3x4)   MS Aulakh 13-2-68-1

51.4

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

Ireland 229/3   AR White 18* (14b 4x4)   Zahid Hussain 11.4-3-32-0

52.3

Khurram Chohan to Cusack, FOUR, poor delivery and he's duly smacked past backward point for a boundary

Ireland 233/3   AR Cusack 27* (42b 4x4)   Khurram Chohan 11.3-0-61-1

55.3

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

Ireland 241/4   KJ O'Brien 4* (3b 1x4)   Zahid Hussain 13.3-3-39-0

55.4

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

Ireland 245/4   KJ O'Brien 8* (4b 2x4)   Zahid Hussain 13.4-3-43-0

55.5

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

Ireland 249/4   KJ O'Brien 12* (5b 3x4)   Zahid Hussain 13.5-3-47-0

56.1

Khurram Chohan to O'Brien, FOUR, big Kev is not hanging about, ssmashes another through the covers

Ireland 255/4   KJ O'Brien 17* (8b 4x4)   Khurram Chohan 13.1-0-67-2

56.3

Khurram Chohan to Cusack, FOUR, edged through the slips a good chance goes a begging for Canada

Ireland 260/4   AR Cusack 34* (55b 5x4)   Khurram Chohan 13.3-0-72-2

59.4

Hansra to O'Brien, FOUR, flicks it fine for another boundary

Ireland 276/4   KJ O'Brien 31* (19b 5x4 1x6)   AS Hansra 4.4-1-29-1

60.1

Baidwan to Cusack, FOUR, another well timed cover drive which the diving fielder in the deep can't pull in

Ireland 282/4   AR Cusack 40* (68b 6x4)   HS Baidwan 6.1-0-30-0

62.3

Baidwan to O'Brien, FOUR, smashed loftily past the man at mid-off and it races to the rope

Ireland 293/4   KJ O'Brien 36* (24b 6x4 1x6)   HS Baidwan 7.3-0-38-0

63.6

Patel to Cusack, FOUR, big hit down to long-on one bounce and four and that's his fifty

Ireland 299/4   AR Cusack 51* (84b 7x4)   H Patel 7-1-22-0

65.2

Patel to O'Brien, FOUR, tries to take on the man at long-off does not quite get it right but a poorly judged jump from the fielder saves him

Ireland 308/4   KJ O'Brien 46* (33b 7x4 1x6)   H Patel 7.2-1-28-0

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

Ireland 315/4   KJ O'Brien 52* (36b 8x4 1x6)   Zahid Hussain 15.1-3-55-0

66.2

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

Ireland 319/4   KJ O'Brien 56* (37b 9x4 1x6)   Zahid Hussain 15.2-3-59-0

66.4

Zahid Hussain to O'Brien, FOUR

Ireland 323/4   KJ O'Brien 60* (39b 10x4 1x6)   Zahid Hussain 15.4-3-63-0

70.1

Rizwan Cheema to O'Brien, FOUR, sort and it's pulled through midwicket for another boundary

Ireland 341/4   KJ O'Brien 73* (52b 11x4 1x6)   Rizwan Cheema 3.1-0-20-0

70.2

Rizwan Cheema to O'Brien, FOUR, hit in the air to deep midwicket and the fielder dives too early it bounces under him and goes for four

Ireland 345/4   KJ O'Brien 77* (53b 12x4 1x6)   Rizwan Cheema 3.2-0-24-0

74.1

Rizwan Cheema to Cusack, FOUR

Ireland 355/5   AR Cusack 66* (107b 8x4)   Rizwan Cheema 5.1-0-33-1

76.6

Rizwan Cheema to Mooney, FOUR, fantastic shot through the offside which races away to long-off boundary

Ireland 366/5   JF Mooney 9* (17b 1x4)   Rizwan Cheema 7-0-39-1

80.3

Rizwan Cheema to Mooney, FOUR, comes down the pitch and drives him staight down the ground

Ireland 382/5   JF Mooney 13* (26b 2x4)   Rizwan Cheema 8.3-0-46-1

81.4

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

Ireland 389/6   SW Poynter 4* (1b 1x4)   MS Aulakh 13.4-2-73-2

82.3

Khurram Chohan to Mooney, FOUR, wonderfully timed punch shot to the deep point boundary

Ireland 395/6   JF Mooney 19* (33b 3x4)   Khurram Chohan 15.3-0-77-2

88.5

Khurram Chohan to SW Poynter, FOUR, comes down the pitch slightly and hammers through the offside to the deep cover boundary, super shot

Ireland 406/6   SW Poynter 16* (20b 2x4)   Khurram Chohan 18.5-0-85-2

89.4

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

Ireland 411/6   SW Poynter 21* (25b 3x4)   MS Aulakh 17.4-2-82-2

90.3

Baidwan to SW Poynter, FOUR, straight down the ground

Ireland 420/6   SW Poynter 27* (28b 4x4)   HS Baidwan 8.3-0-47-0

90.4

Baidwan to SW Poynter, FOUR, smashed through the covers

Ireland 424/6   SW Poynter 31* (29b 5x4)   HS Baidwan 8.4-0-51-0

93.2

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

Ireland 429/7   GH Dockrell 5* (5b 1x4)   MS Aulakh 18.2-2-87-2

94.2

Baidwan to Dockrell, FOUR, inside edge which flies down the legside and races to the fine leg boundary

Ireland 434/7   GH Dockrell 9* (10b 2x4)   HS Baidwan 10.2-0-57-1

96.2

Khurram Chohan to Mooney, FOUR, widish ball and he's slapped to the deep cover boundary, great drive

Ireland 439/7   JF Mooney 29* (71b 4x4)   Khurram Chohan 19.2-0-90-2

96.4

Khurram Chohan to Mooney, FOUR, another goes to the boundary, superb straight drive this time

Ireland 443/7   JF Mooney 33* (73b 5x4)   Khurram Chohan 19.4-0-94-2

97.1

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

Ireland 448/7   JF Mooney 38* (76b 6x4)   MS Aulakh 19.1-2-91-2
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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

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

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