ICC World Cricket League Championship, 2011-2013/14 / Commentary

Good morning and welcome to ESPNcricinfo's coverage of today's one day game between Ireland and Namiba.

You will be glad to know that the weather in Belfast today is bright and sunny, we should get a full days play without any interruptions. You will also be glad to know that both teams have arrived here at the ground and the Namibians have brought their visas!

By the way i'm Justin Smyth your commentator for today. Ireland have put out a strong side today with two changes from the side which played Pakistan. Niall O'Brien and George Dockrell are back in the side. Namiba have a strong team out as well and will be looking to put in a good performance on their return to the top level of associate cricket.

Toss - Ireland have won the toss and they have decided to bat first

0.1

Klazinga to Porterfield, no run, pitched up outside off stump and left alone by Porterfield

0.2

Klazinga to Porterfield, 1 wide, shorter that time and too far outside off stump

0.2

Klazinga to Porterfield, 1 no ball, just oversteps the mark. Free hit coming up

0.2

Klazinga to Porterfield, no run, pitched up and hit back to the bowler

0.3

Klazinga to Porterfield, no run, wide outside off-stump again and left well alone

0.4

Klazinga to Porterfield, no run, short pitched delivery outside off-stump and left alone

0.5

Klazinga to Porterfield, 1 no ball, oversteps again trying to bowl faster. Another free hit

0.5

Klazinga to Porterfield, 1 wide, too wide outside off stump again

0.5

Klazinga to Porterfield, 1 leg bye, pitched down legside and hits the pad and runs down to third man

0.6

Klazinga to Stirling, 1 run, on a good length outside off-stump and guided to third man

End of over 1 (6 runs) Ireland 6/0
PR Stirling    1* (1b)      L Klazinga    1-0-5-0
WTS Porterfield    0* (7b)     

1.1

Viljoen to Stirling, no run, outside off-stump and left alone by Stirling

1.2

Viljoen to Stirling, FOUR, short and outside off-stump again, cut hard over point to the boundary

1.3

Viljoen to Stirling, 1 leg bye, good length ball going down legside and comes off Stirling's pads

1.4

Viljoen to Porterfield, 1 run, short pitched ball dropped down at Porterfields bats, Stirling calls for a quick single

1.5

Viljoen to Stirling, no run, good length ball hits high on the thigh pad

1.6

Viljoen to Stirling, no run, full length ball hit back to the bowler

End of over 2 (6 runs) Ireland 12/0
PR Stirling    5* (6b 1x4)      C Viljoen    1-0-5-0
WTS Porterfield    1* (8b)      L Klazinga    1-0-5-0

2.1

Klazinga to Porterfield, FOUR, pitched up and hit hard through the covers to the rope

2.2

Klazinga to Porterfield, 1 wide, going down legside and a great stop from the keeper keeps it to one

2.2

Klazinga to Porterfield, no run, pitched up and hit to the fielder at mid-on

2.3

Klazinga to Porterfield, no run, outside off-stump and through to the keeper.

2.4

Klazinga to Porterfield, FOUR, short delivery hit high over the fielder at cover, it rushes to the rope

2.5

Klazinga to Porterfield, 2 runs, full length ball on legstump, clipped of the legs and the fielder chases back to stop it before the ropes

2.6

Klazinga to Porterfield, 1 wide, too far outside off-stump

2.6

Klazinga to Porterfield, no run, short length ball left alone outside off-stump

End of over 3 (12 runs) Ireland 24/0
WTS Porterfield    11* (14b 2x4)      L Klazinga    2-0-17-0
PR Stirling    5* (6b 1x4)      C Viljoen    1-0-5-0

3.1

Viljoen to Stirling, FOUR, wide outside off-stump and cut hard to the square boundary on the off-side

3.2

Viljoen to Stirling, no run, pitched up and hits the fielder at cover

3.3

Viljoen to Stirling, no run, pitched up again and hit to mid-on

3.4

Viljoen to Stirling, no run, bouncer that time from Viljoen, Stirling goes for the hook and misses

3.5

Viljoen to Stirling, 2 runs, good length ball, inside edged past the keeper

3.6

Viljoen to Stirling, OUT, good length ball which swung in a bit and hits the middle stump. Namiba will be delighted because Stirling was about to let loose

PR Stirling b Viljoen 11 (12b 2x4 0x6) SR: 91.66

End of over 4 (6 runs) Ireland 30/1
     C Viljoen    2-0-11-1
WTS Porterfield    11* (14b 2x4)      L Klazinga    2-0-17-0

4.1

Klazinga to Porterfield, no run, pitched up hit to the fielder at cover

4.2

Klazinga to Porterfield, 1 run, wide outside off stump and cut to the fielder at third man

4.3

Klazinga to Cusack, no run, pitched up and driven hard to the man at mid-off

4.4

Klazinga to Cusack, no run, good length ball which hits Cusack on the pads. They all go up and the umpire says no. Outside off-stump

4.5

Klazinga to Cusack, no run, good length ball again which Cusack just plays inside the line. Almost an edge there.

4.6

Klazinga to Cusack, 1 wide, too far outside off-stump

4.6

Klazinga to Cusack, no run, hit on the pads again. The bowler made a loud shout but the ball was going down legside

End of over 5 (2 runs) Ireland 32/1
AR Cusack    0* (4b)      L Klazinga    3-0-19-0
WTS Porterfield    12* (16b 2x4)      C Viljoen    2-0-11-1

5.1

Viljoen to Porterfield, no run, pitched up and hit straight back to the bowler

5.2

Viljoen to Porterfield, no run, short outside off-stump and left alone by Porterfield

5.3

Viljoen to Porterfield, no run, short delivery which bounced up and turned into the legside

5.4

Viljoen to Porterfield, 1 wide, too far outside off stump again. Extra's now in double figures after 5 overs

5.4

Viljoen to Porterfield, no run, short delivery which Porterfield plays inside the line

5.5

Viljoen to Porterfield, no run, good length ball which is hit back to the bowler. Viljoen throws it back at the stumps

5.6

Viljoen to Porterfield, no run, outside off-stump and through to the keeper

End of over 6 (1 run) Ireland 33/1
WTS Porterfield    12* (22b 2x4)      C Viljoen    3-0-12-1
AR Cusack    0* (4b)      L Klazinga    3-0-19-0

6.1

Klazinga to Cusack, FOUR, pitched up and hit back past the bowler. The fielder at mid-off cant stop it

6.2

Klazinga to Cusack, no run, outside off-stump and Cusack lets it go harmlessly by

6.3

Klazinga to Cusack, 2 runs, wide outside off-stump and only just hit over the top of the man at point

6.4

Klazinga to Cusack, 1 wide, too far outside off stump again

6.4

Klazinga to Cusack, no run, outside off-stump and through to the keeper

6.5

Klazinga to Cusack, 1 run, outside off-stump and cut hard to third man

6.6

Klazinga to Porterfield, no run, pitched up and hit to the man at cover

End of over 7 (8 runs) Ireland 41/1
WTS Porterfield    12* (23b 2x4)      L Klazinga    4-0-27-0
AR Cusack    7* (9b 1x4)      C Viljoen    3-0-12-1

7.1

Viljoen to Cusack, OUT, another wicket for Viljoen! Pitched up by the bowler and it swung in again. Cusack shoulded arms and it took out his off-stump. He will not want to watch that dismissal again

AR Cusack b Viljoen 7 (10b 1x4 0x6) SR: 70.00

7.2

Viljoen to NJ O'Brien, 1 run, short delivery outside off-stump edged down to third man

7.3

Viljoen to Porterfield, no run, short delivery outside off-stump played inside the line

7.4

Viljoen to Porterfield, OUT, edged behind to the keeper! It was outside off-stump and just a bit of away swing and it took the edge. The Namibians are delighted!

WTS Porterfield c †Steenkamp b Viljoen 12 (25b 2x4 0x6) SR: 48.00

7.5

Viljoen to Wilson, no run, pitched up again and Wilson hits it into his pads.

7.6

Viljoen to Wilson, 1 run, strayed onto legstump and clipped off the hips. The Nambians must be delighted with this start

End of over 8 (2 runs) Ireland 43/3
GC Wilson    1* (2b)      C Viljoen    4-0-14-3
NJ O'Brien    1* (1b)      L Klazinga    4-0-27-0

8.1

Klazinga to Wilson, no run, picthed up and hit hard to the man at mid-off

8.2

Klazinga to Wilson, no run, outside off-stump and left well alone.

8.3

Klazinga to Wilson, no run, pitched up and hit back to the bowler

8.4

Klazinga to Wilson, no run, pitched on a good length outside off-stump and left alone by Wilson

8.5

Klazinga to Wilson, no run, outside off-stump again and left well alone

8.6

Klazinga to Wilson, no run, pitched up and driven to the man in the covers

End of over 9 (maiden) Ireland 43/3
GC Wilson    1* (8b)      L Klazinga    5-1-27-0
NJ O'Brien    1* (1b)      C Viljoen    4-0-14-3

9.1

Viljoen to NJ O'Brien, no run, outside off-stump and edged into the ground infront of third slip

9.2

Viljoen to NJ O'Brien, no run, good length ball hit into the ground and fielded well by the bowler

9.3

Viljoen to NJ O'Brien, no run, outside off-stump and Niall lifts the bat out of the way

9.4

Viljoen to NJ O'Brien, no run, good length ball and goes straight through to the keeper. It didnt trouble the batsman

9.5

Viljoen to NJ O'Brien, no run, outside off-stump again and left well alone

9.6

Viljoen to NJ O'Brien, 3 runs, pitched up and driven hard past the man at cover. The ball stops just before the boundary

The bowling powerplay has been taken

End of over 10 (3 runs) Ireland 46/3
NJ O'Brien    4* (7b)      C Viljoen    5-0-17-3
GC Wilson    1* (8b)      L Klazinga    5-1-27-0

10.1

van der Westhuizen to NJ O'Brien, no run, outside off-stump and hit to point

10.2

van der Westhuizen to NJ O'Brien, no run, hit to the man at mid-wicket

10.3

van der Westhuizen to NJ O'Brien, no run, short delivery hit back to the bowler

10.4

van der Westhuizen to NJ O'Brien, no run, another straight delivery hit to mid-wicket

10.5

van der Westhuizen to NJ O'Brien, 1 run, strayed down legside and clipped round the corner

10.6

van der Westhuizen to Wilson, 1 run, round the wicket from Louis and it sits up and Wilson cuts it to the cover boundary

End of over 11 (2 runs) Ireland 48/3
GC Wilson    2* (9b)      LP van der Westhuizen    1-0-2-0
NJ O'Brien    5* (12b)      C Viljoen    5-0-17-3

11.1

Viljoen to Wilson, no run, pitched up outside off-stump and Wilson lets it through to the keeper

11.2

Viljoen to Wilson, 1 run, strays onto legstump and clipped off the pads. They think off two and a quick throw in keeps it too a single

11.3

Viljoen to NJ O'Brien, no run, outside off-stump and left alone

11.4

Viljoen to NJ O'Brien, 1 run, on legstump again and hit into the vacant legside

11.5

Viljoen to Wilson, no run, shorter delivery hit down into the ground and stopped at point

11.6

Viljoen to Wilson, no run, hit back to the bowler

End of over 12 (2 runs) Ireland 50/3
GC Wilson    3* (13b)      C Viljoen    6-0-19-3
NJ O'Brien    6* (14b)      LP van der Westhuizen    1-0-2-0

12.1

van der Westhuizen to NJ O'Brien, no run, slow spin outside off-stump. Through to the keeper

12.2

van der Westhuizen to NJ O'Brien, 1 run, on legstump and hit hard to long-on

12.3

van der Westhuizen to Wilson, no run, outside off-stump and through to the keeper

12.4

van der Westhuizen to Wilson, no run, outside off-stump and hit to point

12.5

van der Westhuizen to Wilson, no run, hit back to the bowler

12.6

van der Westhuizen to Wilson, FOUR, strayed down legstump and swept hard round the corner and the man on the square leg boundary could not stop it

End of over 13 (5 runs) Ireland 55/3
GC Wilson    7* (17b 1x4)      LP van der Westhuizen    2-0-7-0
NJ O'Brien    7* (16b)      C Viljoen    6-0-19-3

13.1

Viljoen to NJ O'Brien, no run, outside off-stump and goes harmlessly through to the keeper

13.2

Viljoen to NJ O'Brien, no run, outside off stump and Niall plays inside the line. The keeper and the slips go up. The umpire doesnt move

13.3

Viljoen to NJ O'Brien, FOUR, pitched up and hit hard through mid-wicket

13.4

Viljoen to NJ O'Brien, FOUR, pitched up again on legstump and hit hard through mid-wicket again. The fielders dont move

13.5

Viljoen to NJ O'Brien, 1 run, driven hard again. This time the fielder runs across from mid-on to field

13.6

Viljoen to Wilson, no run, strayed down legside and hits Wilson on the pads. Its been a great spell of bowling and Viljoen is looking tired now

End of over 14 (9 runs) Ireland 64/3
GC Wilson    7* (18b 1x4)      C Viljoen    7-0-28-3
NJ O'Brien    16* (21b 2x4)      LP van der Westhuizen    2-0-7-0

14.1

van der Westhuizen to NJ O'Brien, 1 run, on middle stump and hit to the man at long-on

14.2

van der Westhuizen to Wilson, no run, walked down the pitch and hit to the man at mid-wicket

14.3

van der Westhuizen to Wilson, no run, shorter outside off-stump and hit to point

14.4

van der Westhuizen to Wilson, 1 run, hit to the man at deep mid-wicket for an easy single

14.5

van der Westhuizen to NJ O'Brien, no run, pitched up but no spin. Defended back to the bowler

14.6

van der Westhuizen to NJ O'Brien, no run, same ball and easily hit back again to the bowler

New bowler is Baard. Right arm medium fast.

End of over 15 (2 runs) Ireland 66/3
NJ O'Brien    17* (24b 2x4)      LP van der Westhuizen    3-0-9-0
GC Wilson    8* (21b 1x4)      C Viljoen    7-0-28-3

15.1

Baard to Wilson, no run, good length ball cut to point

15.2

Baard to Wilson, no run, outside off-stump and through to the keeper

15.3

Baard to Wilson, 1 run, no slips in now so Wilson runs a good length ball off the face off the bat to third man

15.4

Baard to NJ O'Brien, no run, good length on middle stump and hit back to the bowler

15.5

Baard to NJ O'Brien, no run, pitched up and hit to the man at extra cover

15.6

Baard to NJ O'Brien, no run, slower ball pitched up and hit back to the bowler. It was a good change of pace from the Baard

End of over 16 (1 run) Ireland 67/3
NJ O'Brien    17* (27b 2x4)      SJ Baard    1-0-1-0
GC Wilson    9* (24b 1x4)      LP van der Westhuizen    3-0-9-0

16.1

van der Westhuizen to Wilson, 1 run, round the wicket again from Louis and hit to long-on

16.2

van der Westhuizen to NJ O'Brien, no run, hit back to the bowler

16.3

van der Westhuizen to NJ O'Brien, no run, goes for the cut and just misses getting an edge through to the keeper

16.4

van der Westhuizen to NJ O'Brien, 1 run, pitched up and hit to long-on

16.5

van der Westhuizen to Wilson, no run, defended back to the bowler

16.6

van der Westhuizen to Wilson, no run, pitched up again and hit back to the bowler

End of over 17 (2 runs) Ireland 69/3
GC Wilson    10* (27b 1x4)      LP van der Westhuizen    4-0-11-0
NJ O'Brien    18* (30b 2x4)      SJ Baard    1-0-1-0

17.1

Baard to NJ O'Brien, 1 run, strayed onto legstump and clipped off the hips to fine leg

17.2

Baard to Wilson, 1 run, same delivery again, clipped off the legs by Wilson

17.3

Baard to NJ O'Brien, no run, outside off-stump and Niall plays and misses

17.4

Baard to NJ O'Brien, 1 run, outside off-stump and Niall cuts the ball to the sweeper on the cover boundary

17.5

Baard to Wilson, no run, pitched up and hit to the man at short mid-wicket

17.6

Baard to Wilson, no run, pitched up and hit to the fielder in the covers

After a wayward start the Namibian bowlers have really come along well. They have taken three Irish top order wickets. Ireland will have to rebuild from here and alot will depend on these two batsmen in. Drinks have just finished and we are ready to start again.

End of over 18 (3 runs) Ireland 72/3
GC Wilson    11* (30b 1x4)      SJ Baard    2-0-4-0
NJ O'Brien    20* (33b 2x4)      LP van der Westhuizen    4-0-11-0

18.1

Snyman to NJ O'Brien, 1 run, hit past the man at point

18.2

Snyman to Wilson, 1 run, spin from Snyman sits up and is cut past the point fielder

18.3

Snyman to NJ O'Brien, no run, pitched up and hit to the gully

18.4

Snyman to NJ O'Brien, 1 run, driven past the bowler to long-off

18.5

Snyman to Wilson, 1 run, smothered the spin and drops it into the off-side for a quick single

18.6

Snyman to NJ O'Brien, 1 run, pitched up and hit through point. Whilst the bells are playing in the background

End of over 19 (5 runs) Ireland 77/3
NJ O'Brien    23* (37b 2x4)      G Snyman    1-0-5-0
GC Wilson    13* (32b 1x4)      SJ Baard    2-0-4-0

19.1

Baard to NJ O'Brien, no run, slower delivery pitched up and hit back to the bowler

19.2

Baard to NJ O'Brien, no run, shorter and hit to the man in the covers

19.3

Baard to NJ O'Brien, 1 wide, goes down legside

19.3

Baard to NJ O'Brien, no run, straight ball on off-stump hit back to the bowler

19.4

Baard to NJ O'Brien, 1 run, strays onto legstump and clipped to square leg

19.5

Baard to Wilson, 1 run, slower ball dropped into the legside, they shout for a quick single. The fielder doesnt pick it up cleanly or there could have been a run out there

19.6

Baard to NJ O'Brien, 1 run, clipped off the legs

End of over 20 (4 runs) Ireland 81/3
NJ O'Brien    25* (42b 2x4)      SJ Baard    3-0-8-0
GC Wilson    14* (33b 1x4)      G Snyman    1-0-5-0

20.1

Snyman to NJ O'Brien, no run, on middle stump and no spin and hit back to the bowler

20.2

Snyman to NJ O'Brien, no run, back to the bowler again

20.3

Snyman to NJ O'Brien, 2 runs, hit back past the bowler to long-off and good running makes it two

20.4

Snyman to NJ O'Brien, 1 run, clipped off the legs and run quickly

20.5

Snyman to Wilson, 1 run, hit to the fielder at long-on. Keeps it to one that time

20.6

Snyman to NJ O'Brien, 1 run, hit back to the man at long-on. They think of two but a quick throw keeps it to one

End of over 21 (5 runs) Ireland 86/3
NJ O'Brien    29* (47b 2x4)      G Snyman    2-0-10-0
GC Wilson    15* (34b 1x4)      SJ Baard    3-0-8-0

21.1

Baard to NJ O'Brien, 1 run, short delivery clipped off the legs

21.2

Baard to Wilson, no run, pitched up and hit to mid-off

21.3

Baard to Wilson, OUT, slower ball on a good length popped up off the bat and caught at short mid-wicket. Thats another good wicket for the Namibians

GC Wilson c Snyman b Baard 15 (36b 1x4 0x6) SR: 41.66

21.4

Baard to White, no run, outside off-stump and left alone

21.5

Baard to White, 1 wide

21.5

Baard to White, no run, back to the bowler

21.6

Baard to White, no run, through to the keeper

End of over 22 (2 runs) Ireland 88/4
AR White    0* (3b)      SJ Baard    4-0-10-1
NJ O'Brien    30* (48b 2x4)      G Snyman    2-0-10-0

22.1

Snyman to NJ O'Brien, no run, back to the bowler

22.2

Snyman to NJ O'Brien, 1 run, hit past point

22.3

Snyman to White, no run, hit back to the bowler

22.4

Snyman to White, 1 run, clipped off the legs

22.5

Snyman to NJ O'Brien, 2 runs, hit through mid-wicket

22.6

Snyman to NJ O'Brien, 1 run, hit past mid-on

The wicket in the last over was a Romeo moment for Baard

End of over 23 (5 runs) Ireland 93/4
NJ O'Brien    34* (52b 2x4)      G Snyman    3-0-15-0
AR White    1* (5b)      SJ Baard    4-0-10-1

23.1

Baard to NJ O'Brien, no run, pitched up and back to the bowler

23.2

Baard to NJ O'Brien, no run, slower ball pitched up and hit to cover

23.3

Baard to NJ O'Brien, no run, slower ball to cover again

23.4

Baard to NJ O'Brien, 1 run, pitched up wide off off-stump and run off the face of the bat to third man

23.5

Baard to White, no run, shorter delivery hit back to the bowler

23.6

Baard to White, no run, shorter outside off stump. White gets up on his toes and hits it into the ground to cover

End of over 24 (1 run) Ireland 94/4
AR White    1* (7b)      SJ Baard    5-0-11-1
NJ O'Brien    35* (56b 2x4)      G Snyman    3-0-15-0

24.1

Snyman to NJ O'Brien, no run, pitched up and back to the bowler

24.2

Snyman to NJ O'Brien, 1 run, shorter outside off-stump and cut to the fielder on the cover boundary

24.3

Snyman to White, no run, on legstump and defended back

24.4

Snyman to White, 2 leg byes, goes down legstump and runs off the pads and past the keeper

24.5

Snyman to White, no run, hit back to the bowler

24.6

Snyman to White, OUT, straight delivery which White plays back to and is hit in front off middle stump. A big shout goes up and he is out. Ireland are five down now

AR White lbw b Snyman 1 (11b 0x4 0x6) SR: 9.09

End of over 25 (3 runs) Ireland 97/5
     G Snyman    4-0-16-1
NJ O'Brien    36* (58b 2x4)      SJ Baard    5-0-11-1

25.1

Baard to NJ O'Brien, no run, outside off-stump and hit into the ground and fielded at point

25.2

Baard to NJ O'Brien, no run, pitched up and driven hard to mid-on

25.3

Baard to NJ O'Brien, 2 runs, outside off stump and they run a quick single. The man at point shys at the stump and they run an over throw

25.4

Baard to NJ O'Brien, 1 run, hit into the offside again and they run a quick single. Thats the hundred up for Ireland

25.5

Baard to KJ O'Brien, no run, outside off stump and through to the keeper

25.6

Baard to KJ O'Brien, FOUR, strayed onto legstump and Kevin needs no invitation and hits it hard to the square leg boundary

End of over 26 (7 runs) Ireland 104/5
KJ O'Brien    4* (2b 1x4)      SJ Baard    6-0-18-1
NJ O'Brien    39* (62b 2x4)      G Snyman    4-0-16-1

26.1

Snyman to NJ O'Brien, no run, pitched up and hit to cover

26.2

Snyman to NJ O'Brien, 1 run, pitched up and hit to long-on

26.3

Snyman to KJ O'Brien, 1 run, pitched up again and hit to long on ..... again

26.4

Snyman to NJ O'Brien, no run, shorter and hit to point

26.5

Snyman to NJ O'Brien, 1 run, driven back past the bowler to long-on

26.6

Snyman to KJ O'Brien, OUT, looped higher that time and hit straight to the fielder at mid-wicket. Kevin can hardly believe that he is out

KJ O'Brien c van der Westhuizen b Snyman 5 (4b 1x4 0x6) SR: 125.00

End of over 27 (3 runs) Ireland 107/6
     G Snyman    5-0-19-2
NJ O'Brien    41* (66b 2x4)      SJ Baard    6-0-18-1

27.1

Viljoen to NJ O'Brien, no run, pitched up and hit to point

27.2

Viljoen to NJ O'Brien, 3 runs, short pitched delivery hit into the ground and the man at point throws at the stumps. No one is backing up and so there is two overthrows

27.3

Viljoen to Mooney, no run, pitched up and defended back to the bowler

27.4

Viljoen to Mooney, 1 run, outside off-stump and run off the face of the bat to third man

27.5

Viljoen to NJ O'Brien, no run, shorter delivery pulled into the legside. Goes straight to the man at mid-wicket

27.6

Viljoen to NJ O'Brien, no run, on legstump again and Viljoen makes a flying stop off his own bowling

End of over 28 (4 runs) Ireland 111/6
NJ O'Brien    44* (70b 2x4)      C Viljoen    8-0-32-3
JF Mooney    1* (2b)      G Snyman    5-0-19-2

28.1

Snyman to Mooney, 1 run, outside off stump and hit past point

28.2

Snyman to NJ O'Brien, 2 runs, short delivery hit hard past the bowler and fielded at long-off

28.3

Snyman to NJ O'Brien, no run, defnded back to the bowler

28.4

Snyman to NJ O'Brien, 2 runs, looped up again and a misfield at long-on lets them through for two

28.5

Snyman to NJ O'Brien, 1 run, pitched up and hit to long-off

28.6

Snyman to Mooney, no run, goes a long way forward and is hit on the pad. The bowler shouts for LBW. No one else does telling its own story

End of over 29 (6 runs) Ireland 117/6
JF Mooney    2* (4b)      G Snyman    6-0-25-2
NJ O'Brien    49* (74b 2x4)      C Viljoen    8-0-32-3

29.1

Viljoen to NJ O'Brien, no run, pitched up and hit to the cover fielder

29.2

Viljoen to NJ O'Brien, no run, good length ball defended back to Viljoen

29.3

Viljoen to NJ O'Brien, FOUR, on legstump and pulled round the corner to the ropes. A well needed fifty for Niall and Ireland

29.4

Viljoen to NJ O'Brien, 1 run, outside off-stump and run off the face of the bat to third man

29.5

Viljoen to Mooney, 1 run, strayed onto legstump and tucked round the corner

29.6

Viljoen to NJ O'Brien, no run, good length ball hit straight back to the bowler

End of over 30 (6 runs) Ireland 123/6
NJ O'Brien    54* (79b 3x4)      C Viljoen    9-0-38-3
JF Mooney    3* (5b)      G Snyman    6-0-25-2

30.1

Snyman to Mooney, no run, shorter ball hit back to the bowler

30.2

Snyman to Mooney, 1 run, pitched up and hit to long-off for an easy single

30.3

Snyman to NJ O'Brien, 1 run, goes back in his crease and hits it past two fielders on the off side

30.4

Snyman to Mooney, no run, looped up and hit to cover

30.5

Snyman to Mooney, FOUR, shorter and JUST hit over the top of the man at mid-wicket and it races away

30.6

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

End of over 31 (6 runs) Ireland 129/6
JF Mooney    8* (10b 1x4)      G Snyman    7-0-31-2
NJ O'Brien    55* (80b 3x4)      C Viljoen    9-0-38-3

31.1

Viljoen to NJ O'Brien, no run, pitched up and hit back past the bowler and fielded at mid-on

31.2

Viljoen to NJ O'Brien, no run, short delivery outside off-stump and played and misses by Niall

31.3

Viljoen to NJ O'Brien, no run, pitched up again and hit hard square of the wicket on the off-side.

31.4

Viljoen to NJ O'Brien, no run, good length ball just defended back

31.5

Viljoen to NJ O'Brien, no run, good length ball defended to cover. Looks like they are just trying to see Viljoen out

31.6

Viljoen to NJ O'Brien, no run, full delivery drops just short of the man at mid-wicket

End of over 32 (maiden) Ireland 129/6
NJ O'Brien    55* (86b 3x4)      C Viljoen    10-1-38-3
JF Mooney    8* (10b 1x4)      G Snyman    7-0-31-2

32.1

Snyman to Mooney, 1 run, drifts onto legstump and clipped round the corner

32.2

Snyman to NJ O'Brien, 1 run, hit in the air and the man running in from deep square leg throws it in

32.3

Snyman to Mooney, no run, hit back to the bowler

32.4

Snyman to Mooney, 1 run, hit back past the bowler to long-off

32.5

Snyman to NJ O'Brien, 1 run, fuller ball just guided past the man at point

32.6

Snyman to Mooney, 1 run, hit back past the bowler again and the man runs in from long-off to field

End of over 33 (5 runs) Ireland 134/6
JF Mooney    11* (14b 1x4)      G Snyman    8-0-36-2
NJ O'Brien    57* (88b 3x4)      C Viljoen    10-1-38-3

33.1

Klazinga to Mooney, no run, outside off-stump and left well alone

33.2

Klazinga to Mooney, FOUR, pitched up outside off-stump and driven hard through mid-off

33.3

Klazinga to Mooney, no run, outside off-stump again and left alone by Mooney

33.4

Klazinga to Mooney, no run, shorter delivery outside off-stump again and doesnt trouble the batsman

33.5

Klazinga to Mooney, no run, short delivery straighter that time and hit to the point fielder

33.6

Klazinga to Mooney, 1 run, pitched up and driven again past the cover fielder. They think of two but the quick throw keeps it to one

Left arm spin coming on

End of over 34 (5 runs) Ireland 139/6
JF Mooney    16* (20b 2x4)      L Klazinga    6-1-32-0
NJ O'Brien    57* (88b 3x4)      G Snyman    8-0-36-2

34.1

Ya France to Mooney, FOUR, on legstump and swept round the corner and all the way to the ropes

34.2

Ya France to Mooney, 1 wide, down legside

34.2

Ya France to Mooney, no run, pitched up and back to the bowler

34.3

Ya France to Mooney, 2 runs, run off the face of the bat and the fielder has to run the back down from slip

34.4

Ya France to Mooney, no run, down legside and goes straight to fine leg

34.5

Ya France to Mooney, no run, Mooney goes for another sweep and misses

34.6

Ya France to Mooney, no run, outside off-stump and cut to the man at point who makes a great stop

End of over 35 (7 runs) Ireland 146/6
JF Mooney    22* (26b 3x4)      HN Ya France    1-0-7-0
NJ O'Brien    57* (88b 3x4)      L Klazinga    6-1-32-0

35.1

Klazinga to NJ O'Brien, OUT, great catch at second slip by Snyman. It was a good length ball which Niall reached for and it flew off the edge to second slip. Great wicket for Nambia.

NJ O'Brien c Snyman b Klazinga 57 (89b 3x4 0x6) SR: 64.04

35.2

Klazinga to Johnston, no run, hit back to mid-off

35.3

Klazinga to Johnston, 1 wide, down legside

35.3

Klazinga to Johnston, no run, pitched outside off-stump and left well alone

35.4

Klazinga to Johnston, no run, short delivery which Johnston comes down the wicket to. It hits him on the pad and they all go up. The umpire is unmoved

35.5

Klazinga to Johnston, no run, short delivery which hits Johnston on the pads again too high though

35.6

Klazinga to Johnston, no run, outside off stump and guided to second slip and fielded well

End of over 36 (1 run) Ireland 147/7
DT Johnston    0* (5b)      L Klazinga    7-1-33-1
JF Mooney    22* (26b 3x4)      HN Ya France    1-0-7-0

36.1

Ya France to Mooney, no run, pitched up and hit to mid-wicket

36.2

Ya France to Mooney, 2 runs, tucked round the corner

36.3

Ya France to Mooney, 2 runs, short delivery pulled to the square leg boundary and the fielder dives to stop the boundary

36.4

Ya France to Mooney, 1 run, played off the legs again and the man runs in from mid-wicket to field

36.5

Ya France to Johnston, no run, goes well forward and defends back to the bowler

36.6

Ya France to Johnston, no run, hit hard back to the bowler. Mooney brought Ireland's 150 up in that over. You have a feeling every run is going to matter today

End of over 37 (5 runs) Ireland 152/7
DT Johnston    0* (7b)      HN Ya France    2-0-12-0
JF Mooney    27* (30b 3x4)      L Klazinga    7-1-33-1

37.1

Klazinga to Mooney, no run, full length outside off-stump that Mooney doesnt have to play at

37.2

Klazinga to Mooney, FOUR, pitched up again and driven past the bowler. The fielder at mid-on doesnt even move

37.3

Klazinga to Mooney, no run, outside off stump and through to the keeper

37.4

Klazinga to Mooney, no run, straighter that time and Mooney had to play at it. He defends it into the covers

37.5

Klazinga to Mooney, no run, outside off-stump and no shot needed by Mooney

37.6

Klazinga to Mooney, FOUR, shorter delivery and Mooney gets onto it in a flash and pulls it hard through square leg

Match State: Drinks Thats drinks again on a hot day here in Belfast. Namiba have bowled very well here and its safe to say that the crowd that we have here today have been a bit shocked with Irelands performance so far. With 12 overs remaining Ireland will be looking to get over 200. Namiba will be hoping to get these last three wickets quickly.

End of over 38 (8 runs) Ireland 160/7
JF Mooney    35* (36b 5x4)      L Klazinga    8-1-41-1
DT Johnston    0* (7b)      HN Ya France    2-0-12-0

38.1

van der Westhuizen to Johnston, 2 runs, pitched up and a little edge takes it past the keeper

38.2

van der Westhuizen to Johnston, no run, hit back to the bowler

38.3

van der Westhuizen to Johnston, 1 run, pitched up and hit to long-on

38.4

van der Westhuizen to Mooney, no run, pitched up and hit to cover

38.5

van der Westhuizen to Mooney, 1 run, hit past the cover fielder to long-off

38.6

van der Westhuizen to Johnston, no run, on legstump and swept round the corner straight to fine leg

End of over 39 (4 runs) Ireland 164/7
DT Johnston    3* (11b)      LP van der Westhuizen    5-0-15-0
JF Mooney    36* (38b 5x4)      L Klazinga    8-1-41-1

39.1

Klazinga to Mooney, SIX, pitched up and smashed back past the bowler and it flew flat just over the rope. The umpire wasnt sure and the fielder gave it. Good sportmanship

39.2

Klazinga to Mooney, no run, outside off-stump and through to the keeper

39.3

Klazinga to Mooney, no run, pitched up and straight to cover

39.4

Klazinga to Mooney, no run, on legstump and hit to the man at mid-wicket

39.5

Klazinga to Mooney, 1 run, on legstump again and tucked round the corner. No close fielder makes it an easy single

39.6

Klazinga to Johnston, 2 runs, full toss which Johnston only just hits past mid-wicket

End of over 40 (9 runs) Ireland 173/7
DT Johnston    5* (12b)      L Klazinga    9-1-50-1
JF Mooney    43* (43b 5x4 1x6)      LP van der Westhuizen    5-0-15-0

40.1

van der Westhuizen to Mooney, no run, pitched up and back to the bowler

40.2

van der Westhuizen to Mooney, no run, hit to the right of cover and they turn down a quick single

40.3

van der Westhuizen to Mooney, 2 runs, hit past mid-wicket and fielded at long-on

40.4

van der Westhuizen to Mooney, 1 run, hit hard to the man at long-off

40.5

van der Westhuizen to Johnston, no run, Johnston goes back in his crease and gets a thin edge through to the keeper. At this rate can Ireland bat out the fifty overs?

40.6

van der Westhuizen to Dockrell, no run, outside off-stump and left well alone. Mooney is only four away from his fifty, you can image what is on his mind!

End of over 41 (3 runs) Ireland 176/8
GH Dockrell    0* (1b)      LP van der Westhuizen    6-0-18-1
JF Mooney    46* (47b 5x4 1x6)      L Klazinga    9-1-50-1

41.1

Baard to Mooney, no run, good length on middle stump. Defended back to him

41.2

Baard to Mooney, 1 run, slower delivery pitched up and hit to long-on. Could we be having a Baard's tail to finish this innings off?

41.3

Baard to Dockrell, no run, outside off-stump and left well alone. The keeper is standing up now

41.4

Baard to Dockrell, 1 run, down legside and tickled round the corner

41.5

Baard to Mooney, 1 run, outside off stump and cut hard to the sweeper on the cover boundary

41.6

Baard to Dockrell, FOUR, outside off-stump and cut hard to the square offside boundary

End of over 42 (7 runs) Ireland 183/8
GH Dockrell    5* (4b 1x4)      SJ Baard    7-0-25-1
JF Mooney    48* (50b 5x4 1x6)      LP van der Westhuizen    6-0-18-1

42.1

van der Westhuizen to Mooney, 1 run, hit back past the bowler

42.2

van der Westhuizen to Dockrell, no run, looped up and hit back to the bowler

42.3

van der Westhuizen to Dockrell, no run, big step forward and hit back to the bowler

42.4

van der Westhuizen to Dockrell, 1 run, goes back and plays it off his legs for a quick single. Mooney's on 49

42.5

van der Westhuizen to Mooney, no run, hit to mid-wicket

42.6

van der Westhuizen to Mooney, no run, full delivery hit straight back to the bowler

Snyman has changed ends. Klazinga looks like he has been hit on of the attack.

End of over 43 (2 runs) Ireland 185/8
JF Mooney    49* (53b 5x4 1x6)      LP van der Westhuizen    7-0-20-1
GH Dockrell    6* (7b 1x4)      SJ Baard    7-0-25-1

43.1

Snyman to Dockrell, 1 run, almost a run out. Mooney wanted the strike and almost ran Dockrell out. A sharp throw came in from point

43.2

Snyman to Mooney, 1 run, thats the fifty for Mooney hit past the cover fielder. He salutes the crowd

43.3

Snyman to Dockrell, 1 run, short delivery hit round the corner.

43.4

Snyman to Mooney, no run, goes for a late cut and misses

43.5

Snyman to Mooney, SIX, straight six from Mooney. Goes a mile in the air and the fielder almost tramples on some spectators trying to get the ball!

43.6

Snyman to Mooney, no run, hit back to the bowler

End of over 44 (9 runs) Ireland 194/8
JF Mooney    56* (57b 5x4 2x6)      G Snyman    9-0-45-2
GH Dockrell    8* (9b 1x4)      LP van der Westhuizen    7-0-20-1

44.1

van der Westhuizen to Dockrell, 1 run, pitched up and hit to long on

44.2

van der Westhuizen to Mooney, 2 runs, faster and flater on legstump and turned around the corner for two quick runs.

44.3

van der Westhuizen to Mooney, 1 run, hit back past the bowler to long-on

44.4

van der Westhuizen to Dockrell, 2 runs, hit past the diving fielder at mid-wicket. Thats the 200 up for Ireland

44.5

van der Westhuizen to Dockrell, no run, slower ball hit back to the bowler

44.6

van der Westhuizen to Dockrell, FOUR, outside off-stump and driven past the close fielders. It races away to the coveer boundary

End of over 45 (10 runs) Ireland 204/8
GH Dockrell    15* (13b 2x4)      LP van der Westhuizen    8-0-30-1
JF Mooney    59* (59b 5x4 2x6)      G Snyman    9-0-45-2

45.1

Snyman to Mooney, no run, faster delivery hit to mid-off

45.2

Snyman to Mooney, no run, hit straight to mid-off again

45.3

Snyman to Mooney, 2 runs, hit towards long-on and good running from Dockrell makes it two

45.4

Snyman to Mooney, 1 run, on legstump and turned round the corner for a quick singler

45.5

Snyman to Dockrell, 1 run, hit into the off side and they run a quick single

45.6

Snyman to Mooney, no run, pitched up and hit back to the bowler. Thats the end of Snyman who took two good wickets

End of over 46 (4 runs) Ireland 208/8
JF Mooney    62* (64b 5x4 2x6)      G Snyman    10-0-49-2
GH Dockrell    16* (14b 2x4)      LP van der Westhuizen    8-0-30-1

46.1

van der Westhuizen to Dockrell, no run, faster delivery which was too close to cut and Dockrell misses it

46.2

van der Westhuizen to Dockrell, 1 run, hit hard into the covers for a single

46.3

van der Westhuizen to Mooney, FOUR, full delivery which Mooney paddles round the corner. It just has enough legs to beat the fielder to the boundary

46.4

van der Westhuizen to Mooney, FOUR, Mooney sweeps this on through the fielders on the legside and it races to the boundary

46.5

van der Westhuizen to Mooney, FOUR, Mooney seems to like this bowling! He hits it back over the bowlers head and it races to the boundary

46.6

van der Westhuizen to Mooney, 2 runs, hit to the left of long-on and they run very well to get two

End of over 47 (15 runs) Ireland 223/8
JF Mooney    76* (68b 8x4 2x6)      LP van der Westhuizen    9-0-45-1
GH Dockrell    17* (16b 2x4)      G Snyman    10-0-49-2

47.1

Klazinga to Dockrell, 1 run, hit back past the bowler in Klazinga's last over

47.2

Klazinga to Mooney, 1 run, pitched up and driven to long-on. Viljoen's great throw keeps it to one

47.3

Klazinga to Dockrell, no run, play and a miss outside off-stump. Keeps Mooney off the strike

47.4

Klazinga to Dockrell, 1 run, outside off-stump and run off the face off the bat

47.5

Klazinga to Mooney, FOUR, on legstump and dispatched over mid-wicket and races to the boundary

47.6

Klazinga to Mooney, 3 runs, great running from Mooney and Dockrell. Mooney guides the ball past point and great running turns it into three

Klazinga will be glad he is finished!

End of over 48 (10 runs) Ireland 233/8
JF Mooney    84* (71b 9x4 2x6)      L Klazinga    10-1-60-1
GH Dockrell    19* (19b 2x4)      LP van der Westhuizen    9-0-45-1

48.1

van der Westhuizen to Mooney, 2 runs, delivery hit high over mid-wickets head. Great running makes it two again

48.2

van der Westhuizen to Mooney, no run, the great innings from Mooney is over. The ball was on a good length and he went for another big hit which went a mile in the air. Van Schoor ran in from cover and took a good flying catch

48.3

van der Westhuizen to Dockrell, no run, wide off off-stump and left alone

48.4

van der Westhuizen to Dockrell, 1 run, down legstump and tucked around the corner

48.5

van der Westhuizen to Rankin, no run, hit straight to cover

48.6

van der Westhuizen to Rankin, 2 runs, hit past point and they go for a quick second. The throw in was wide otherwise he would have been run out

Baard is back on to finish the story!

End of over 49 (5 runs) Ireland 238/9
WB Rankin    2* (2b)      LP van der Westhuizen    10-0-50-2
GH Dockrell    20* (21b 2x4)      L Klazinga    10-1-60-1

49.1

Baard to Dockrell, 1 run, hit hard back past the bowler to long-on

49.2

Baard to Rankin, 1 leg bye, down legside and they take a quick single

49.3

Baard to Dockrell, 1 run, cut hard into the covers for one

49.4

Baard to Rankin, no run, played and missed outside off-stump

49.5

Baard to Rankin, OUT, with two balls left Rankin goes for the big hit over the square leg. It gets plenty of high and van Schoor is in a perfect position to take the catch.

WB Rankin c van Schoor b Baard 2 (5b 0x4 0x6) SR: 40.00

So thats the end of Ireland's innings. Ireland will be very grateful to John Mooney for his excellent innings of 86. Namiba will feel that they let Ireland get away from them towards the end of the innings. At one point Ireland were 146 for 7. Viljoen was the best of the Namibian bowlers and he ended up with three wickets. Namiba will need to chase 242 when they start batting. Its still a beautiful sunny day here in Belfast so please join me in about 40 minutes for the coverage on Namiba's innings. Match State: Lunch Match State: Innings Break Match State: Innings Break

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