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

Welcome to ESPNCricinfo's coverage of the Intercontiental Cup game between Ireland and Canada. Firstly the weather here is cool and blustery but it is dry so we should expect to start on time at 10.30am. The hosts are coming off a five wicket victory over Namibia last week while Canada have lost their only game in the tournament so far. The news from the middle is that Ireland have won the toss and are batting. There is one change from the Ireland team from last week as Graeme McCarter is replaced by Albert Van Der Merwe.

0.1

Khurram Chohan to Wilson, no run, tries a cut shot outside the off-stump but misses

0.2

Khurram Chohan to Wilson, no run, again pitches it outside off-stump left alone this time

0.3

Khurram Chohan to Wilson, no run, back of a length and it's defended into the offside

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

0.5

Khurram Chohan to Wilson, no run, full delivery which Wilson respects and defends into the offside

0.6

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

End of over 1 (8 runs) Ireland 8/0
GC Wilson    8* (6b 2x4)      Khurram Chohan    1-0-8-0
PR Stirling    0* (0b)     

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

End of over 2 (6 runs) Ireland 14/0
PR Stirling    6* (6b 1x4)      HS Baidwan    1-0-6-0
GC Wilson    8* (6b 2x4)      Khurram Chohan    1-0-8-0

2.1

Khurram Chohan to Wilson, 1 run, back of a length and he plays it off the back foot out to the sweeper in the deep

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

End of over 3 (9 runs) Ireland 23/0
PR Stirling    10* (11b 2x4)      Khurram Chohan    2-0-13-0
GC Wilson    9* (7b 2x4)      HS Baidwan    1-0-6-0

3.1

Baidwan to Wilson, no run, fullish delivery which is drive firmly to the man at cover

3.2

Baidwan to Wilson, no run, defended into the legside

3.3

Baidwan to Wilson, no run, wide of the off-stump and the batsman leaves it alone

3.4

Baidwan to Wilson, no run, full and straight delivery which is dug out to mid-on

3.5

Baidwan to Wilson, 1 run, tries a forward defensive but the ball squirts down to fine-leg and they get a single

3.6

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

End of over 4 (2 runs) Ireland 25/0
PR Stirling    11* (12b 2x4)      HS Baidwan    2-0-8-0
GC Wilson    10* (12b 2x4)      Khurram Chohan    2-0-13-0

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

4.3

Khurram Chohan to Wilson, no run, down the legside, batsman tries to flick it fine but misses it

4.4

Khurram Chohan to Wilson, no run, guided to backward point

4.5

Khurram Chohan to Wilson, no run, back of a length and it's defended into the offside

4.6

Khurram Chohan to Wilson, 1 run, played into the midwicket region and they run a quick single

End of over 5 (2 runs) Ireland 27/0
GC Wilson    11* (16b 2x4)      Khurram Chohan    3-0-15-0
PR Stirling    12* (14b 2x4)      HS Baidwan    2-0-8-0

5.1

Baidwan to Wilson, no run, on middle stump and it's defended into the legside

5.2

Baidwan to Wilson, 1 run, not as accurate this time and the batsman can flick it down to fine-leg for a single

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

5.6

Baidwan to Wilson, no run, just calmly defended into the covers to finish the over

End of over 6 (2 runs) Ireland 29/0
GC Wilson    12* (19b 2x4)      HS Baidwan    3-0-10-0
PR Stirling    13* (17b 2x4)      Khurram Chohan    3-0-15-0

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

6.4

Khurram Chohan to Wilson, 3 runs, cut through the offside again and there is two overthrows, poor stuff from the fielding side

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

End of over 7 (5 runs) Ireland 34/0
PR Stirling    15* (22b 2x4)      Khurram Chohan    4-0-20-0
GC Wilson    15* (20b 2x4)      HS Baidwan    3-0-10-0

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

End of over 8 (6 runs) Ireland 40/0
PR Stirling    21* (28b 2x4 1x6)      HS Baidwan    4-0-16-0
GC Wilson    15* (20b 2x4)      Khurram Chohan    4-0-20-0

8.1

Khurram Chohan to Wilson, no run, another lbw shout but looked too high from here

8.2

Khurram Chohan to Wilson, 1 no ball, ball is defended into the legside

8.2

Khurram Chohan to Wilson, 1 run, flicked off the legs and it's well stopped at square leg

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

8.6

Khurram Chohan to Wilson, no run, good delivery which the batsman can only defend into the offside

End of over 9 (7 runs) Ireland 47/0
GC Wilson    16* (24b 2x4)      Khurram Chohan    5-0-27-0
PR Stirling    26* (31b 3x4 1x6)      HS Baidwan    4-0-16-0

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

First change of bowling as Aulakh comes on

End of over 10 (2 runs) Ireland 49/0
PR Stirling    28* (37b 3x4 1x6)      HS Baidwan    5-0-18-0
GC Wilson    16* (24b 2x4)      Khurram Chohan    5-0-27-0

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

Very confident start from Ireland and Stirling in particular.

End of over 11 (12 runs) Ireland 61/0
PR Stirling    38* (42b 5x4 1x6)      MS Aulakh    1-0-12-0
GC Wilson    17* (25b 2x4)      HS Baidwan    5-0-18-0

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

11.2

Baidwan to Wilson, no run, defended back to the bowler

11.3

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

11.4

Baidwan to Wilson, no run, driven into the covers and it's well stopped

11.5

Baidwan to Wilson, no run, defended and the bowler fields

11.6

Baidwan to Wilson, no run

End of over 12 (8 runs) Ireland 69/0
GC Wilson    25* (31b 4x4)      HS Baidwan    6-0-26-0
PR Stirling    38* (42b 5x4 1x6)      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

End of over 13 (8 runs) Ireland 77/0
GC Wilson    28* (35b 4x4)      MS Aulakh    2-0-20-0
PR Stirling    43* (44b 6x4 1x6)      HS Baidwan    6-0-26-0

13.1

Khurram Chohan to Wilson, no run, cut directly to backward point

13.2

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

13.3

Khurram Chohan to Wilson, no run

13.4

Khurram Chohan to Wilson, no run, good delivery and it's defended back to the bowler

13.5

Khurram Chohan to Wilson, no run, pushed off the back foot towards cover

13.6

Khurram Chohan to Wilson, no run, just pushed to mid-on

Match State: Drinks Superb start from Ireland and they are scoring at quite a rate too. Canada need a breakthrough.

End of over 14 (4 runs) Ireland 81/0
GC Wilson    32* (41b 5x4)      Khurram Chohan    6-0-31-0
PR Stirling    43* (44b 6x4 1x6)      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

Spin for the first time today

End of over 15 (4 runs) Ireland 85/0
PR Stirling    44* (48b 6x4 1x6)      MS Aulakh    3-0-24-0
GC Wilson    35* (43b 5x4)      Khurram Chohan    6-0-31-0

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

End of over 16 (1 run) Ireland 86/0
PR Stirling    44* (49b 6x4 1x6)      Zahid Hussain    1-0-1-0
GC Wilson    36* (48b 5x4)      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

End of over 17 (1 run) Ireland 87/0
GC Wilson    37* (54b 5x4)      MS Aulakh    4-0-25-0
PR Stirling    44* (49b 6x4 1x6)      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

End of over 18 (maiden) Ireland 87/0
GC Wilson    37* (60b 5x4)      Zahid Hussain    2-1-1-0
PR Stirling    44* (49b 6x4 1x6)      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

End of over 19 (2 runs) Ireland 89/0
GC Wilson    38* (65b 5x4)      MS Aulakh    5-0-27-0
PR Stirling    45* (50b 6x4 1x6)      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

End of over 20 (4 runs) Ireland 93/0
GC Wilson    42* (71b 6x4)      Zahid Hussain    3-1-5-0
PR Stirling    45* (50b 6x4 1x6)      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

Raining here now while the sun is still out

End of over 21 (maiden) Ireland 93/0
PR Stirling    45* (56b 6x4 1x6)      MS Aulakh    6-1-27-0
GC Wilson    42* (71b 6x4)      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

End of over 22 (maiden) Ireland 93/0
GC Wilson    42* (77b 6x4)      Zahid Hussain    4-2-5-0
PR Stirling    45* (56b 6x4 1x6)      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

Hundred also up for Ireland and Striling and Wilson will be hoping to push on now

End of over 23 (8 runs) Ireland 101/0
PR Stirling    53* (62b 8x4 1x6)      MS Aulakh    7-1-35-0
GC Wilson    42* (77b 6x4)      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

End of over 24 (4 runs) Ireland 105/0
GC Wilson    46* (83b 7x4)      Zahid Hussain    5-2-9-0
PR Stirling    53* (62b 8x4 1x6)      MS Aulakh    7-1-35-0

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

End of over 25 (4 runs) Ireland 109/0
PR Stirling    57* (68b 9x4 1x6)      Rizwan Cheema    1-0-4-0
GC Wilson    46* (83b 7x4)      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

End of over 26 (8 runs) Ireland 117/0
PR Stirling    62* (70b 10x4 1x6)      Zahid Hussain    6-2-17-0
GC Wilson    49* (87b 7x4)      Rizwan Cheema    1-0-4-0

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

26.5

Rizwan Cheema to Wilson, no run, tries to cut it but misreads the length, misses it completely

26.6

Rizwan Cheema to Wilson, 1 run, hacked away to point and they run a quick one to bring up Wilson's fifty. He's aided Stirling superbly.

End of over 27 (8 runs) Ireland 125/0
GC Wilson    50* (89b 7x4)      Rizwan Cheema    2-0-12-0
PR Stirling    69* (74b 10x4 2x6)      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

Spin from both ends as Hiral Patel comes on

End of over 28 (1 run) Ireland 126/0
PR Stirling    69* (76b 10x4 2x6)      Zahid Hussain    7-2-18-0
GC Wilson    51* (93b 7x4)      Rizwan Cheema    2-0-12-0

28.1

Patel to Wilson, 1 run, straight drive and mid-off fields with his feet

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

End of over 29 (1 run) Ireland 127/0
PR Stirling    69* (81b 10x4 2x6)      H Patel    1-0-1-0
GC Wilson    52* (94b 7x4)      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

So definitely Ireland's session as they pile on the runs at over 4 an over. Stirling and Wilson both batted really well, while Canada are desperate for a breakthrough. Join us at 12.10pm for the resumption. Match State: Lunch - Day 1

End of over 30 (2 runs) Ireland 129/0
GC Wilson    54* (100b 7x4)      Zahid Hussain    8-2-20-0
PR Stirling    69* (81b 10x4 2x6)      H Patel    1-0-1-0

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

Just started raining quite heavily here

End of over 31 (4 runs) Ireland 133/0
PR Stirling    73* (87b 11x4 2x6)      Khurram Chohan    7-0-35-0
GC Wilson    54* (100b 7x4)      Zahid Hussain    8-2-20-0

31.1

Patel to Wilson, no run

31.2

Patel to Wilson, no run

31.3

Patel to Wilson, no run, pushed back to the bowler

31.4

Patel to Wilson, no run

31.5

Patel to Wilson, no run, mistimed drive into the covers

31.6

Patel to Wilson, no run, defended on the back foot, good over

Rain has eased and now the sun is out

End of over 32 (maiden) Ireland 133/0
GC Wilson    54* (106b 7x4)      H Patel    2-1-1-0
PR Stirling    73* (87b 11x4 2x6)      Khurram Chohan    7-0-35-0

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

End of over 33 (2 runs) Ireland 135/0
PR Stirling    75* (93b 11x4 2x6)      Khurram Chohan    8-0-37-0
GC Wilson    54* (106b 7x4)      H Patel    2-1-1-0

33.1

Patel to Wilson, no run

33.2

Patel to Wilson, no run, left alone by the batsman outside the off-stump

33.3

Patel to Wilson, no run, defended out to backward point

33.4

Patel to Wilson, no run, pushed into the covers

33.5

Patel to Wilson, 2 runs, played through the offside and it's just pulled in before the deep point rope

33.6

Patel to Wilson, no run, accurate stuff from this bowler and another one is defended

End of over 34 (2 runs) Ireland 137/0
GC Wilson    56* (112b 7x4)      H Patel    3-1-3-0
PR Stirling    75* (93b 11x4 2x6)      Khurram Chohan    8-0-37-0

34.1

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

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

End of over 35 (8 runs) Ireland 145/0
PR Stirling    83* (99b 13x4 2x6)      Khurram Chohan    9-0-45-0
GC Wilson    56* (112b 7x4)      H Patel    3-1-3-0

35.1

Patel to Wilson, no run, defended back to the bowler

35.2

Patel to Wilson, 1 run, hacked away and the man at point fields

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

End of over 36 (5 runs) Ireland 150/0
PR Stirling    87* (103b 14x4 2x6)      H Patel    4-1-8-0
GC Wilson    57* (114b 7x4)      Khurram Chohan    9-0-45-0

36.1

Khurram Chohan to Wilson, no run, left alone outside the off-stump

36.2

Khurram Chohan to Wilson, no run, pushed into the offside

36.3

Khurram Chohan to Wilson, 1 no ball

36.3

Khurram Chohan to Wilson, no run

36.4

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

36.5

Khurram Chohan to Wilson, no run, defended out to mid-on

36.6

Khurram Chohan to Wilson, OUT, finally a breakthrough for Canada as Wilson misjudges the line of a straightish delivery and the pads are hit, after a moment of consideration Umpire Bagh raises the finger

GC Wilson lbw b Khurram Chohan 61 (122b 8x4 0x6) SR: 50.00

End of over 37 (5 runs) Ireland 155/1
     Khurram Chohan    10-0-50-1
PR Stirling    87* (103b 14x4 2x6)      H Patel    4-1-8-0

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

37.3

Patel to Cusack, no run

37.4

Patel to Cusack, no run

37.5

Patel to Cusack, 1 run

37.6

Patel to Stirling, no run

End of over 38 (6 runs) Ireland 161/1
PR Stirling    92* (106b 15x4 2x6)      H Patel    5-1-14-0
AR Cusack    1* (3b)      Khurram Chohan    10-0-50-1

38.1

Khurram Chohan to Cusack, no run, driven hard to the man at cover

38.2

Khurram Chohan to Cusack, 3 runs, hacked away and the man at point fields but there is two overthrows

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

End of over 39 (7 runs) Ireland 168/1
PR Stirling    96* (110b 16x4 2x6)      Khurram Chohan    11-0-57-1
AR Cusack    4* (5b)      H Patel    5-1-14-0

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

End of over 40 (2 runs) Ireland 170/1
AR Cusack    6* (11b)      Zahid Hussain    9-2-22-0
PR Stirling    96* (110b 16x4 2x6)      Khurram Chohan    11-0-57-1

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

End of over 41 (4 runs) Ireland 174/1
PR Stirling    100* (116b 17x4 2x6)      MS Aulakh    8-1-39-0
AR Cusack    6* (11b)      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

End of over 42 (maiden) Ireland 174/1
AR Cusack    6* (17b)      Zahid Hussain    10-3-22-0
PR Stirling    100* (116b 17x4 2x6)      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

End of over 43 (11 runs) Ireland 185/1
AR Cusack    10* (19b 1x4)      MS Aulakh    9-1-50-0
PR Stirling    107* (120b 18x4 2x6)      Zahid Hussain    10-3-22-0

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

43.3

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

43.4

Hansra to AD Poynter, no run, pushed back to the bowler

43.5

Hansra to AD Poynter, no run

43.6

Hansra to AD Poynter, 1 run, played down the ground to long-off

End of over 44 (5 runs) Ireland 190/2
AD Poynter    5* (4b 1x4)      AS Hansra    1-0-5-1
AR Cusack    10* (19b 1x4)      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

End of over 45 (maiden) Ireland 190/2
AD Poynter    5* (10b 1x4)      MS Aulakh    10-2-50-0
AR Cusack    10* (19b 1x4)      AS Hansra    1-0-5-1

45.1

Hansra to Cusack, no run, defended back to the bowler

45.2

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

45.3

Hansra to Cusack, no run

45.4

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

45.5

Hansra to Cusack, no run, pushed back to the bowler

45.6

Hansra to Cusack, no run

End of over 46 (4 runs) Ireland 194/2
AR Cusack    14* (25b 2x4)      AS Hansra    2-0-9-1
AD Poynter    5* (10b 1x4)      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

200 up as Ireland look to recover from losing the two openers.

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

Match State: Drinks Still raining here as White comes on. He got a century in the last game so he's on form.

End of over 47 (6 runs) Ireland 200/3
     MS Aulakh    11-2-56-1
AR Cusack    14* (25b 2x4)      AS Hansra    2-0-9-1

47.1

Hansra to Cusack, no run, played back to the bowler

47.2

Hansra to Cusack, 1 run, turned backward of square leg for a single

47.3

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

47.4

Hansra to White, no run

47.5

Hansra to White, no run, driven firmly to point

47.6

Hansra to White, no run

End of over 48 (5 runs) Ireland 205/3
AR White    4* (4b 1x4)      AS Hansra    3-0-14-1
AR Cusack    15* (27b 2x4)      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

End of over 49 (4 runs) Ireland 209/3
AR White    5* (5b 1x4)      MS Aulakh    12-2-60-1
AR Cusack    18* (32b 2x4)      AS Hansra    3-0-14-1

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

End of over 50 (5 runs) Ireland 214/3
AR White    10* (11b 2x4)      Zahid Hussain    11-3-27-0
AR Cusack    18* (32b 2x4)      MS Aulakh    12-2-60-1
Overs 1-50  | Overs 51-100  | Overs 101-150
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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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George Dockrell appeals for one of his five wickets in the match

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