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

ICC World Cricket League Championship, 2011-2013/14 - 4th match

Ireland v Namibia

Ireland won by 8 wickets (with 46 balls remaining)

Good morning and welcome to ESPNCricinfo's coverage of the second one day game between Ireland and Namibia. My name is Justin Smyth and im going to be doing the coverage of todays game, here at Stormont in Belfast. Yesterday we had an exciting game which Ireland won by 26 runs, hopefully today's game will be equally exciting!
It looks like we are going to have a delayed start this morning, its been raining steadily since early morning and the covers are still on.
The good news is there is quite a strong breeze and we should get some sunny weather later on. As soon as i have news on the teams and to update you on our great Irish weather, I will let you know!
Update - Its stopped raining! The groundmen are out working on the pitch. There has been alot of rainfall, so we will not be starting soon. As soon as I have a start time I will let you know! Match State: Delay - due to wet outfield
12.00pm Update - Trent Johnston has just tweeted that the playes are going to be taking lunch at 12.30pm. So hopefully we will be starting soon after that! The sky is getting brighter and the clouds seem to be lifting too. Good news.
1.00pm Update - The Covers are coming off and the Irish players have come onto the pitch to have a look around. The news from the umpires is that the game should start at 2pm and hopefully it will be 40 overs a side
1.15pm We have just heard from the umpires that we are looking to start a 40 over game at 1.40pm. The toss should be at 1.20pm. Both teams are unchanged from yesterday's game. The captains are out in the middle for the toss
1.30pm Namibia have won the toss and will bat. The game is now going to start at 1.55pm and will be 38 overs per side. For the first time today the ground is bathed in sunshine. Lets hope it lasts throughout the rest of the day! Ireland are just taking the field, we have blue sky over the ground. Rankin is going to bowl the first over and its his Birthday today!

0.1

Rankin to Steenkamp, 1 run, short delivery first up hit into the covers

0.2

Rankin to Ya France, no run, pitched up and hit back to the bowler. There is going to be eight overs in the first powerplay

0.3

Rankin to Ya France, no run, pitched up again and hit hard back to the bowler

0.4

Rankin to Ya France, no run, shorter from Rankin, ya France plays inside the line

0.5

Rankin to Ya France, 2 runs, short outside off-stump and guided down to third man

0.6

Rankin to Ya France, no run, pitched up and hit back to the bowler. A tidy over to start from Rankin

End of over 1 (3 runs) Namibia 3/0
HN Ya France    2* (5b)      WB Rankin    1-0-3-0
E Steenkamp    1* (1b)     

1.1

Mooney to Steenkamp, no run, pitched up and hits Steenkamp on the pads. They all go up but he was too far down the wicket

1.2

Mooney to Steenkamp, no run, shorter delivery bounces high through to Wilson behind the stumps

1.3

Mooney to Steenkamp, no run, pitched up outside off-stump and left alone by the batsman

1.4

Mooney to Steenkamp, 2 runs, going down legside and clipped off the pads for two

1.5

Mooney to Steenkamp, OUT, on legstump and Steenkamp hits it high in the air. Cusack catches it well at long leg.

E Steenkamp c Cusack b Mooney 3 (6b 0x4 0x6) SR: 50.00

1.6

Mooney to Ya France, 1 run, pitched up and guided to third man. They had crossed whilst the ball was in the air

End of over 2 (3 runs) Namibia 6/1
HN Ya France    3* (6b)      JF Mooney    1-0-3-1
GJ Rudolph    0* (0b)      WB Rankin    1-0-3-0

2.1

Rankin to Ya France, no run, good length ball through to the keeper, he didnt have to play at that

2.2

Rankin to Ya France, 2 runs, pitched up and hit past the man at mid-on

2.3

Rankin to Ya France, no run, lots of bounce from a good length ball. Just popped up in the air

2.4

Rankin to Ya France, 1 leg bye, outside off-stump and dribbles off the pad past point

2.5

Rankin to Rudolph, no run, short length ball hit back to the bowler

2.6

Rankin to Rudolph, no run, short one again defended forward

End of over 3 (3 runs) Namibia 9/1
GJ Rudolph    0* (2b)      WB Rankin    2-0-5-0
HN Ya France    5* (10b)      JF Mooney    1-0-3-1

3.1

Mooney to Ya France, no run, good length ball pitched up and through to the keeper

3.2

Mooney to Ya France, 2 runs, outside off-stump and guided past Porterfield at point

3.3

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

3.4

Mooney to Ya France, no run, on legstump and hits Ya France on the pads

3.5

Mooney to Ya France, no run, pitched up and hit to extra cover

3.6

Mooney to Ya France, 1 run, hit past mid-on

End of over 4 (3 runs) Namibia 12/1
HN Ya France    8* (16b)      JF Mooney    2-0-6-1
GJ Rudolph    0* (2b)      WB Rankin    2-0-5-0

4.1

Rankin to Ya France, no run, pitched up and hit to the bowler

4.2

Rankin to Ya France, 1 run, straying onto legstump and Dockrell has to run over from square leg to field

4.3

Rankin to Rudolph, no run, pitched up and hit to square leg

4.4

Rankin to Rudolph, no run, pitched up and Rudolph defended forward, he wasnt too sure where that went

4.5

Rankin to Rudolph, no run, short delivery he goes back in the crease and defends forward

There was a late change for the Irish side, Johnston injured his knee in warm up so Jones is in.

4.6

Rankin to Rudolph, no run, short delivery, Rudolph goes back and defends forward

End of over 5 (1 run) Namibia 13/1
GJ Rudolph    0* (6b)      WB Rankin    3-0-6-0
HN Ya France    9* (18b)      JF Mooney    2-0-6-1

5.1

Mooney to Ya France, no run, pitched up on middle stump and hit to mid-off

5.2

Mooney to Ya France, no run, outside off-stump and hit back to the bowler

5.3

Mooney to Ya France, 1 run, outside off-stump again, Ya France went to defend it forward and it got an edge and went to third man

5.4

Mooney to Rudolph, no run, outside off-stump and hit to cover

5.5

Mooney to Rudolph, 1 run, over pitched and driven to the left of mid-off

5.6

Mooney to Ya France, no run, pitched up again and driven hard by Ya France. Goes straight to mid-on

End of over 6 (2 runs) Namibia 15/1
HN Ya France    10* (22b)      JF Mooney    3-0-8-1
GJ Rudolph    1* (8b)      WB Rankin    3-0-6-0

6.1

Rankin to Rudolph, no run, outside off-stump and Rudolph tries to guide it to third man stopped at secound slip

6.2

Rankin to Rudolph, 1 run, a little more room from Rankin and cut to third man

6.3

Rankin to Ya France, no run, on a good length and the batsman pops it up onto the off-side

6.4

Rankin to Ya France, no run, good length again, Ya France went forward and played inside the line

6.5

Rankin to Ya France, no run, outside off stump and goes through to Wilson behind the wicket

6.6

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

End of over 7 (1 run) Namibia 16/1
HN Ya France    10* (26b)      WB Rankin    4-0-7-0
GJ Rudolph    2* (10b)      JF Mooney    3-0-8-1

7.1

Mooney to Rudolph, no run, on a good length outside off-stump and hit to mid-wicket

7.2

Mooney to Rudolph, 1 run, Rudolph goes for a quick run and almost runs Ya France out. The ball dropped at his feet and Mooney didnt pick it up cleanly

7.3

Mooney to Ya France, 1 leg bye, going down legstump and Ya France ambles down the wicket and almost gets run out

7.4

Mooney to Rudolph, no run, wider on off-stump and goes for the cut, straight to cover

7.5

Mooney to Rudolph, 1 run, guided down to third man off a shorter delivery

7.6

Mooney to Ya France, no run, goes for the same shot and this time second slip stops it

Bowling powerplay has been taken. Cusack coming on.

End of over 8 (3 runs) Namibia 19/1
HN Ya France    10* (28b)      JF Mooney    4-0-10-1
GJ Rudolph    4* (14b)      WB Rankin    4-0-7-0

8.1

Cusack to Rudolph, no run, pitched up and hit gently into the covers

8.2

Cusack to Rudolph, FOUR, shorter and edged past the slips. Niall couldnt cut it off at third man

8.3

Cusack to Rudolph, 1 wide, too wide outside off stump. Wilson removes the bails. Not out

8.3

Cusack to Rudolph, no run, outside off-stump and Rudolph goes for a big cut. Straight to point

8.4

Cusack to Rudolph, no run, less room that time and hit to point again

8.5

Cusack to Rudolph, no run, pitched up and hits Rudolph on the pads, going down legside

8.6

Cusack to Rudolph, 1 run, plays a late cut through the slips and Niall runs in from third man to field

Wilson standing up to Kevin

End of over 9 (6 runs) Namibia 25/1
GJ Rudolph    9* (20b 1x4)      AR Cusack    1-0-6-0
HN Ya France    10* (28b)      JF Mooney    4-0-10-1

9.1

KJ O'Brien to Rudolph, no run, slower ball outside off-stump Rudolph leaves it alone

9.2

KJ O'Brien to Rudolph, no run, nearer the stumps and cut to point

9.3

KJ O'Brien to Rudolph, no run, shorter outside off-stump and hit to Porterfield at point

9.4

KJ O'Brien to Rudolph, no run, pitched up and hits Rudolph on the pads, no shouts from anyone

9.5

KJ O'Brien to Rudolph, FOUR, slower ball from Kevin, too far outside off-stump and cut hard to the cover boundary. White couldnt cut it off

9.6

KJ O'Brien to Rudolph, 1 run, edged past the slips

The wind has picked up and there is now lots of blue sky above the ground. Irish weather eh?

End of over 10 (5 runs) Namibia 30/1
GJ Rudolph    14* (26b 2x4)      KJ O'Brien    1-0-5-0
HN Ya France    10* (28b)      AR Cusack    1-0-6-0

10.1

Cusack to Rudolph, FOUR, get the outside edge of Rudolph's bat and flies past slip to the fine leg boundary

10.2

Cusack to Rudolph, no run, hit to point. No run

10.3

Cusack to Rudolph, 1 run, edged past slip and this time third man cuts it off

10.4

Cusack to Ya France, no run, ball pitched outside off-stump and hits Ya France on the pad. Big shout from Cusack must not have missed by much

10.5

Cusack to Ya France, no run, edged to second slip

10.6

Cusack to Ya France, no run, pitched up and hit hard in the air. Drops just in front on mid-off

End of over 11 (5 runs) Namibia 35/1
HN Ya France    10* (31b)      AR Cusack    2-0-11-0
GJ Rudolph    19* (29b 3x4)      KJ O'Brien    1-0-5-0

11.1

KJ O'Brien to Rudolph, no run, pitched up and hits Rudolph on the pads, going down legside

11.2

KJ O'Brien to Rudolph, 2 runs, on legstump again and fielded on the square leg boundary. Good running there

11.3

KJ O'Brien to Rudolph, no run, just defended forward, dropped at the batsman's feet

11.4

KJ O'Brien to Rudolph, OUT, slower ball from Kevin does it. It was on middle stump and the speed deceived Rudolph and the stumps where knocked over. Good thinking from the bowler

GJ Rudolph b KJ O'Brien 21 (33b 3x4 0x6) SR: 63.63

They have moved Louis up after his big hitting from 9 yesterday!

11.5

KJ O'Brien to van der Westhuizen, FOUR, short delivery from Kevin, Louis rocks back in the crease and hits it to the square leg boundary. Baton down the hatches i think!

11.6

KJ O'Brien to van der Westhuizen, 1 wide, too far outside off-stump

11.6

KJ O'Brien to van der Westhuizen, 1 run, pitched up and guided to third man

That was the end of the bowling powerplay

End of over 12 (8 runs) Namibia 43/2
LP van der Westhuizen    5* (2b 1x4)      KJ O'Brien    2-0-13-1
HN Ya France    10* (31b)      AR Cusack    2-0-11-0

12.1

Cusack to van der Westhuizen, FOUR, pitched up and hit hard back past the bowler. The men at mid-on and mid-off dont even move!

12.2

Cusack to van der Westhuizen, no run, on middle stump and hit back to the bowler

12.3

Cusack to van der Westhuizen, 1 leg bye, hits off Louis pads and goes wide of point. They run a quick one

12.4

Cusack to Ya France, 1 run, strays down legstump and Ya France inside edges it to long leg

12.5

Cusack to van der Westhuizen, 2 runs, hit back past the bowler and Rankin fields it at long-on

12.6

Cusack to van der Westhuizen, FOUR, shorter deliver which Louis flashes at, goes a mile in the air and Stirling couldnt run back and stop it going for 4

Louis is now on 15 off 7 balls. Ireland will want to get him quickly New gloves are going on for Ya France. Sawdust for the bowler.

End of over 13 (12 runs) Namibia 55/2
LP van der Westhuizen    15* (7b 3x4)      AR Cusack    3-0-22-0
HN Ya France    11* (32b)      KJ O'Brien    2-0-13-1

13.1

KJ O'Brien to Ya France, 1 run, slower ball again, down legside clipped off the pads to square leg

13.2

KJ O'Brien to van der Westhuizen, SIX, slower ball again driven straight over the bowlers head and just goes over the rop at long on. Great shot

13.3

KJ O'Brien to van der Westhuizen, SIX, he does it again! Even further this time its cleared the sidescreen! great hitting

The ball is still being looked for in the trees! Thats 27 off of 9 balls. If he stays in for a while Namibia will set a good total. The old ball is lost and the third umpire is bringing out a new ball!

13.4

KJ O'Brien to van der Westhuizen, FOUR, going down legside and gets a small edge to take it to the fine leg boundary

13.5

KJ O'Brien to van der Westhuizen, no run, he missed one! Shorter delivery which Louis looks to smash. He missed it

13.6

KJ O'Brien to van der Westhuizen, 1 wide, goes for another bouncer too short and too wide

13.6

KJ O'Brien to van der Westhuizen, 1 no ball, goes for the bouncer again and goes over Louis head. Called a no ball and Kevin isnt happy with the umpire.

13.6

KJ O'Brien to van der Westhuizen, 1 run, clipped off the legs for a single

Ireland are bringing on spin.

End of over 14 (20 runs) Namibia 75/2
LP van der Westhuizen    32* (13b 4x4 2x6)      KJ O'Brien    3-0-33-1
HN Ya France    12* (33b)      AR Cusack    3-0-22-0

14.1

Stirling to van der Westhuizen, no run, a dock ball hit to mid-off

14.2

Stirling to van der Westhuizen, no run, shorter goes to cut it, misses through to Wilson

14.3

Stirling to van der Westhuizen, 1 run, short again and chipped to long-on

14.4

Stirling to Ya France, 1 leg bye, goes down legside and they run quickly

14.5

Stirling to van der Westhuizen, 1 run, hit hard to long-on

14.6

Stirling to Ya France, no run, defended down to the batsman's feet

Louis has a strike rate off 200 at the minute!

End of over 15 (3 runs) Namibia 78/2
HN Ya France    12* (35b)      PR Stirling    1-0-2-0
LP van der Westhuizen    34* (17b 4x4 2x6)      KJ O'Brien    3-0-33-1

15.1

Rankin to van der Westhuizen, OUT, the change of bowler gets him. It was a good length ball that he tried to pull. He didnt time it and it went straight back to the bowler for an easy catch. Great hitting by Louis there.

LP van der Westhuizen c & b Rankin 34 (18b 4x4 2x6) SR: 188.88

15.2

Rankin to Williams, no run, good length ball right on middle stump and just defended back

15.3

Rankin to Williams, no run, short delivery which Williams edged just short of Kevin at second slip

15.4

Rankin to Williams, no run, good length ball pops up and hits Williams hit on the hilt

15.5

Rankin to Williams, 1 run, pitched up and guided through the slips to third man

15.6

Rankin to Ya France, 1 run, on legstump and clipped off the legs to the man on the square leg boundary

End of over 16 (2 runs) Namibia 80/3
HN Ya France    13* (36b)      WB Rankin    5-0-9-1
CG Williams    1* (4b)      PR Stirling    1-0-2-0

16.1

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

16.2

Stirling to Ya France, no run, pitched up and hit back again

16.3

Stirling to Ya France, no run, goes back in the crease and defends the ball to cover

16.4

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

16.5

Stirling to Ya France, no run, goes for the big hit and hits him on the pad. The umpire didnt move

16.6

Stirling to Ya France, no run, played inside the line and through to Wilson behind the stumps

End of over 17 (maiden) Namibia 80/3
HN Ya France    13* (42b)      PR Stirling    2-1-2-0
CG Williams    1* (4b)      WB Rankin    5-0-9-1

17.1

Dockrell to Williams, 1 run, outside off-stump and cut to the sweeper on the cover boundary

17.2

Dockrell to Ya France, no run, comes forward and smothers the spin

17.3

Dockrell to Ya France, no run, goes for the big hit and doesnt time it, goes to mid-wicket

17.4

Dockrell to Ya France, no run, cut to point for no run

17.5

Dockrell to Ya France, no run, gets a little inside edge and goes no where

17.6

Dockrell to Ya France, 1 run, goes for the big hit and drops just in front of deep mid-wicket

End of over 18 (2 runs) Namibia 82/3
HN Ya France    14* (47b)      GH Dockrell    1-0-2-0
CG Williams    2* (5b)      PR Stirling    2-1-2-0

18.1

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

18.2

Stirling to Ya France, no run, hit to short mid-wicket

18.3

Stirling to Ya France, 5 wides, too far down legside and runs to the rope at fine leg

18.3

Stirling to Ya France, no run, pitched up and defended to point

18.4

Stirling to Ya France, no run, goes back in the crease and hit to mid-wicket

18.5

Stirling to Ya France, no run, outside off-stump and played and misssed

18.6

Stirling to Ya France, no run, comes down the wicket and hits it gently to mid-wicket

Match State: Drinks Namibia have got off to a good start with some strong hitting from van der Westhuizen. With 7 wickets in hand they would be looking to get above 200 from here. Ireland will be hoping that they can tie the batsman down here

End of over 19 (5 runs) Namibia 87/3
HN Ya France    14* (53b)      PR Stirling    3-1-7-0
CG Williams    2* (5b)      GH Dockrell    1-0-2-0

19.1

Dockrell to Williams, no run, looped up and hit the pads, outside off-stump though

19.2

Dockrell to Williams, 1 run, goes back in the crease and hits hard to Kevin on the cover boundary

19.3

Dockrell to Ya France, no run, hit to fine leg

19.4

Dockrell to Ya France, OUT, comes down the crease and missed the ball as it turned in. Wilson takes off the bails and thats out.

HN Ya France st †Wilson b Dockrell 14 (55b 0x4 0x6) SR: 25.45

Snyman top scored for Namibia yesterday. He will have to play quicker today

19.5

Dockrell to Snyman, no run, goes back in the crease and cut to point

19.6

Dockrell to Snyman, 1 run, inside edge onto the pads and rolls out to square leg

End of over 20 (2 runs) Namibia 89/4
G Snyman    1* (2b)      GH Dockrell    2-0-4-1
CG Williams    3* (7b)      PR Stirling    3-1-7-0

20.1

Stirling to Snyman, 1 run, pitched up and hit square on the off-side

20.2

Stirling to Williams, 1 run, swept round the corner and Kevin fields at deep square leg

20.3

Stirling to Snyman, no run, played forward and defended into the legside

20.4

Stirling to Snyman, 1 run, going down legstump and clipped off the pads to long leg

20.5

Stirling to Williams, no run, goes back in the crease and cuts it to point

20.6

Stirling to Williams, 1 run, pitched up and hit hard past the bowler, long-on runs over to field and keeps them to a single

End of over 21 (4 runs) Namibia 93/4
CG Williams    5* (10b)      PR Stirling    4-1-11-0
G Snyman    3* (5b)      GH Dockrell    2-0-4-1

21.1

Dockrell to Williams, no run, went back in the crease and defended into the covers

21.2

Dockrell to Williams, OUT, thats another wicket for Dockrell. Williams goes to sweep and misses the ball. It turned off the pitch and Wilson gets another easy stumping.

CG Williams st †Wilson b Dockrell 5 (12b 0x4 0x6) SR: 41.66

21.3

Dockrell to van Schoor, 1 run, goes back in the crease and cuts it past point. Niall stops with his feet

21.4

Dockrell to Snyman, no run, goes back in the crease and hits it to point

21.5

Dockrell to Snyman, no run, goes down on one knee and hits it to mid-on. Strange shot

21.6

Dockrell to Snyman, no run, comes down the wicket to drive and hits it to mid-wicket

End of over 22 (1 run) Namibia 94/5
G Snyman    3* (8b)      GH Dockrell    3-0-5-2
R van Schoor    1* (1b)      PR Stirling    4-1-11-0

22.1

Stirling to van Schoor, 1 run, paddles it round the corner and good stop at fine leg keeps it to one

22.2

Stirling to Snyman, no run, cut to point

22.3

Stirling to Snyman, no run, faster ball from Stirling, hit straight into the ground

22.4

Stirling to Snyman, no run, hit to Cusack at square leg.

22.5

Stirling to Snyman, FOUR, hits the ball high over mid-wicket

22.6

Stirling to Snyman, 1 run, clipped off the legs to long leg

Thats the 100 up for Namibia. Kevin is coming back on

End of over 23 (6 runs) Namibia 100/5
G Snyman    8* (13b 1x4)      PR Stirling    5-1-17-0
R van Schoor    2* (2b)      GH Dockrell    3-0-5-2

23.1

KJ O'Brien to Snyman, 2 runs, slower ball on a good length, guided to third man. A misfield gives them two

23.2

KJ O'Brien to Snyman, no run, hit straight back to the bowler

23.3

KJ O'Brien to Snyman, OUT, Snyman has gone! He played all around a straight one from Kevin and gets hit on the pad. Umpire Cloete raises the dreaded finger.

G Snyman lbw b KJ O'Brien 10 (16b 1x4 0x6) SR: 62.50

Baard is in. I wonder what epic story we will get today

23.4

KJ O'Brien to Baard, 2 runs, pitched up and driven past point. They run quickly and turn one into two

23.5

KJ O'Brien to Baard, 1 run, going down legstump and clipped to deep square leg

23.6

KJ O'Brien to van Schoor, 1 run, shorter from the bowler and just tucked into the legside

Dockrell has changed ends and takes over from Stilring

End of over 24 (6 runs) Namibia 106/6
R van Schoor    3* (3b)      KJ O'Brien    4-0-39-2
SJ Baard    3* (2b)      PR Stirling    5-1-17-0

24.1

Dockrell to van Schoor, 1 run, goes back in the crease and hit to the sweeper at cover

24.2

Dockrell to Baard, no run, goes forward and hit to mid-off

24.3

Dockrell to Baard, 2 runs, hit high over the top of mid-wicket. Kevin chases the ball down

24.4

Dockrell to Baard, no run, hit into the offside at the batsman's feet

24.5

Dockrell to Baard, no run, comes down the pitch and defends it just in front of extra cover

24.6

Dockrell to Baard, 1 run, hit past the cover fielders

End of over 25 (4 runs) Namibia 110/6
SJ Baard    6* (7b)      GH Dockrell    4-0-9-2
R van Schoor    4* (4b)      KJ O'Brien    4-0-39-2

25.1

KJ O'Brien to Baard, OUT, the Baard's short story is over. Short ball from Kevin which he tries to hit over mid-wicket. Not enough pace and and Stirling takes the catch just before the ropes

SJ Baard c Stirling b KJ O'Brien 6 (8b 0x4 0x6) SR: 75.00

25.2

KJ O'Brien to van Schoor, 1 run, guided off the face of the bat to third man

25.3

KJ O'Brien to Scholtz, no run, defended back to the bowler

25.4

KJ O'Brien to Scholtz, no run, slower ball hit to the man at short mid-wicket

25.5

KJ O'Brien to Scholtz, 1 run, outisde off-stump and guided to third man

25.6

KJ O'Brien to van Schoor, 1 run, over pitched on legstump and hit to Stirling on the deep square leg boundary

End of over 26 (3 runs) Namibia 113/7
R van Schoor    6* (6b)      KJ O'Brien    5-0-42-3
NRP Scholtz    1* (3b)      GH Dockrell    4-0-9-2

26.1

Dockrell to van Schoor, no run, goes back in the crease and hits it to point

26.2

Dockrell to van Schoor, 1 run, looped up and hit to square leg

26.3

Dockrell to Scholtz, 2 runs, sweeps the ball through mid-wicket for two

26.4

Dockrell to Scholtz, 1 run, goes for a paddle shot and gets it all wrong. van Schoor calls him through for a quick one

26.5

Dockrell to van Schoor, 1 run, ticked round the corner.

26.6

Dockrell to Scholtz, no run, comes down the wicket and hits it to mid-wicket

End of over 27 (5 runs) Namibia 118/7
NRP Scholtz    4* (6b)      GH Dockrell    5-0-14-2
R van Schoor    8* (9b)      KJ O'Brien    5-0-42-3

27.1

KJ O'Brien to van Schoor, 2 runs, slower ball going down legstump and clipped off the pads

27.2

KJ O'Brien to van Schoor, 1 run, shorter and guided to third man

27.3

KJ O'Brien to Scholtz, no run, good length ball could only be hit back to mid-off

27.4

KJ O'Brien to Scholtz, no run, on off-stump again and driven to mid-off

27.5

KJ O'Brien to Scholtz, 1 run, good length ball, hit into the pads and they put pressure on Mooney at mid-wicket.

27.6

KJ O'Brien to van Schoor, 1 run, clipped off the legs and an easy single through square leg

End of over 28 (5 runs) Namibia 123/7
R van Schoor    12* (12b)      KJ O'Brien    6-0-47-3
NRP Scholtz    5* (9b)      GH Dockrell    5-0-14-2

28.1

Dockrell to van Schoor, 2 runs, looped up and edged past the keeper. Cusack chases it down

28.2

Dockrell to van Schoor, FOUR, comes down the ground and smashes the ball back past the bowler. Poynter couldnt cut it off at long-off

28.3

Dockrell to van Schoor, 1 run, hit to long-off

28.4

Dockrell to Scholtz, 2 runs, hit past short extra cover and they run quickly

28.5

Dockrell to Scholtz, 1 run, pitched up and swept to the man on the square leg boundary

28.6

Dockrell to van Schoor, 2 runs, drops short and cut past the point fielder. Stopped by Stirling just inside the boundary

End of over 29 (12 runs) Namibia 135/7
R van Schoor    21* (16b 1x4)      GH Dockrell    6-0-26-2
NRP Scholtz    8* (11b)      KJ O'Brien    6-0-47-3

29.1

Cusack to Scholtz, OUT, short delivery hit to White at cover. Van Schoor starts off for a run and is turned back. White hits the stumps with a direct hit and Umpire Cloete gives him out. That had to be close!

R van Schoor run out 21 (16b 1x4 0x6) SR: 131.25

29.2

Cusack to Scholtz, no run, pitched up and hit back to the bowler

29.3

Cusack to Scholtz, no run, shorter delivery which Scholtz tries to cut and misses

29.4

Cusack to Scholtz, 1 run, hit back past the bowler and Scholtz wants the run. A direct hit from Mid-off and that could have been another run out!

29.5

Cusack to Klazinga, 1 run, going down legside and Klazinga edges it onto his pads and off to square leg

29.6

Cusack to Scholtz, 3 runs, hit high over mid-wicket and Kevin just cuts it off before the boundary

End of over 30 (5 runs) Namibia 140/8
NRP Scholtz    12* (16b)      AR Cusack    4-0-27-0
L Klazinga    1* (1b)      GH Dockrell    6-0-26-2

30.1

Mooney to Scholtz, FOUR, short outside off-stump and Scholtz edges it past the keeper. Cusack dives to try and stop it on the boundary. No luck

30.2

Mooney to Scholtz, 2 runs, hit high over cover and chased down by Dockrell

30.3

Mooney to Scholtz, 1 run, driven through cover and Dockrell runs in to field

30.4

Mooney to Klazinga, no run, goes for a big hit and misses, hits him on the pads. Going down legside though

30.5

Mooney to Klazinga, no run, shorter delivery with lots of bounce, Klazinga gets on his toes and plays it into the ground

30.6

Mooney to Klazinga, OUT, Pitched up from Mooney and Klazinga goes for a big hit. Kevin jumps up high at extra cover and makes a good two handed catch above his head

L Klazinga c KJ O'Brien b Mooney 1 (4b 0x4 0x6) SR: 25.00

Last man in for Namibia. Can they get to 150?

End of over 31 (7 runs) Namibia 147/9
     JF Mooney    5-0-17-2
NRP Scholtz    19* (19b 1x4)      AR Cusack    4-0-27-0

31.1

Cusack to Scholtz, 1 run, onto legstump and hit through the vacant square leg area

31.2

Cusack to Viljoen, 1 run, over pitched from Cusack and driven to the man at long-on

31.3

Cusack to Scholtz, 1 run, hit to long on. Thats the 150 for Namibia

31.4

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

31.5

Cusack to Viljoen, no run, hit to point

31.6

Cusack to Viljoen, 1 run, guided down to third man

End of over 32 (4 runs) Namibia 151/9
C Viljoen    2* (4b)      AR Cusack    5-0-31-0
NRP Scholtz    21* (21b 1x4)      JF Mooney    5-0-17-2

32.1

Mooney to Viljoen, no run, pitched up and hit back to Mooney

32.2

Mooney to Viljoen, 2 runs, short ball tucked around the corner by Viljoen. Dockrell runs in to field

32.3

Mooney to Viljoen, no run, more bounce outside off-stump and hit into the ground before point

32.4

Mooney to Viljoen, 1 run, slower ball pitched up and driven to the sweeper on the cover boundary

32.5

Mooney to Scholtz, 1 run, shorter delivery half pulled by Scholtz. The man running in from mid-wicket didnt pick it up cleanly or it could have been a run out

32.6

Mooney to Viljoen, 2 runs, outside off-stump and edged past Wilson. Stopped well by third man on the boundary

End of over 33 (6 runs) Namibia 157/9
C Viljoen    7* (9b)      JF Mooney    6-0-23-2
NRP Scholtz    22* (22b 1x4)      AR Cusack    5-0-31-0

33.1

Cusack to Scholtz, FOUR, on legstump and clipped off the pads to the square leg boundary

33.2

Cusack to Scholtz, no run, hit back to the bowler

33.3

Cusack to Scholtz, 1 run, hit to mid-on

33.4

Cusack to Viljoen, no run, goes for the cut and misses

33.5

Cusack to Viljoen, no run, hit to the point fielder

33.6

Cusack to Viljoen, 1 run, hits it past point and they run a quick single

Four overs left for Namibia

End of over 34 (6 runs) Namibia 163/9
C Viljoen    8* (12b)      AR Cusack    6-0-37-0
NRP Scholtz    27* (25b 2x4)      JF Mooney    6-0-23-2

34.1

KJ O'Brien to Viljoen, 1 run, slower ball pitched up and driven to long-off

34.2

KJ O'Brien to Scholtz, 1 run, hit high over mid-wickets head. Porterfield runs back and just drops over his head

34.3

KJ O'Brien to Viljoen, no run, cut to the man at point

34.4

KJ O'Brien to Viljoen, no run, hit back to the bowler

34.5

KJ O'Brien to Viljoen, no run, goes for the cut and misses

34.6

KJ O'Brien to Viljoen, 1 run, pitched up and hit to the cover sweeper

Namibia's batting powerplay has been taken

End of over 35 (3 runs) Namibia 166/9
C Viljoen    10* (17b)      KJ O'Brien    7-0-50-3
NRP Scholtz    28* (26b 2x4)      AR Cusack    6-0-37-0

35.1

Mooney to Viljoen, 1 leg bye, short one from Mooney, hits Viljoen on the helmet. He didnt know where that one went.

35.2

Mooney to Scholtz, SIX, great shot from Scholtz. Hit straight over the fielders head at long-on. Jones made a great leap to stop the ball. Still a six though

35.3

Mooney to Scholtz, 1 no ball, just oversteps. Free hit coming up

35.3

Mooney to Scholtz, 1 run, hits it a mile in the air and is caught on the cover boundary. The crowd claps but its not out. It was a free hit

35.4

Mooney to Viljoen, no run, defended back down the wicket

35.5

Mooney to Viljoen, no run, outside off-stump and hit to extra cover

Umpire Cloete called over but there is one ball still to go. So they all have to walk back again!

35.6

Mooney to Viljoen, OUT, and that last ball really mattered! It was outside off-stump and Viljoen went to cut it, he got a little edge and Wilson caught it behind the stumps.

C Viljoen c †Wilson b Mooney 10 (21b 0x4 0x6) SR: 47.61

Some good hitting by the Namibian tail got Namibia up to 175. Big hitting again from Louis and Scholtz Ireland will feel that 176 is going to be an achievable target, they are going to have to bat better then they did yesterday. There is only going to be a short break between the innings because of our delayed start. So please join me again in 15 miuntes for the start of the Irish innings. Match State: Innings Break

End of over 36 (9 runs) Namibia 175/10
     JF Mooney    7-0-31-3
NRP Scholtz    35* (29b 2x4 1x6)      KJ O'Brien    7-0-50-3
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