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

Welcome to ESPNcricinfo's coverage of the first of two ODI's between Ireland and Canada. While being part of the Intercontinental Cup, these games are in effect World Cup qualifiers as the top two teams in the one-day league qualify for the 2015 event. It's very cool here and breezy but it is dry, so we can expect to start on time at 10.30am. News from the middle is that Canada have won the toss and will field. Ireland won the recent four day game between the sides very easily but Canada showed that they have some fine attacking batsman including Rizwan Cheema who smashed 97 off 45 balls The hosts welcome the rest of their county players back today including Boyd Rankin and captain William Porterfield who both just missed out on the county championship with Warwickshire.

0.1

Khurram Chohan to Joyce, FOUR, and it's a boundary to start as he flicks it very fine and to the rope

0.2

Khurram Chohan to Joyce, no run, pushed back to the bowler

0.3

Khurram Chohan to Joyce, no run, back of a length and it's defended

0.4

Khurram Chohan to Joyce, 1 wide, too far outside the off-stump

0.4

Khurram Chohan to Joyce, no run, defended into the covers

0.5

Khurram Chohan to Joyce, no run, left alone by the batsman

0.6

Khurram Chohan to Joyce, no run, pushed out to point

End of over 1 (5 runs) Ireland 5/0
EC Joyce    4* (6b 1x4)      Khurram Chohan    1-0-5-0
PR Stirling    0* (0b)     

1.1

Baidwan to Stirling, 1 run, guided down to third man

1.2

Baidwan to Joyce, 1 run, played into the cover region

1.3

Baidwan to Stirling, no run, just passes the outside edge

1.4

Baidwan to Stirling, no run, no shot played to that one outside the off-stump

1.5

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

1.6

Baidwan to Stirling, 1 leg bye, off the pads into the legside

End of over 2 (3 runs) Ireland 8/0
PR Stirling    1* (5b)      HS Baidwan    1-0-2-0
EC Joyce    5* (7b 1x4)      Khurram Chohan    1-0-5-0

2.1

Khurram Chohan to Stirling, no run, played softly to mid-off

2.2

Khurram Chohan to Stirling, no run, turned to mid-on and there's nothing there

2.3

Khurram Chohan to Stirling, FOUR, smashing cover drive which just beats the chasing fielder to the rope

2.4

Khurram Chohan to Stirling, no run, turned into the midwicket region

2.5

Khurram Chohan to Stirling, SIX, just a flick of the wrists and he smashes it over deep midwicket

2.6

Khurram Chohan to Stirling, 2 runs, turned towards square leg and they run a quick one and there's an overthrow, sloppy.

End of over 3 (12 runs) Ireland 20/0
PR Stirling    13* (11b 1x4 1x6)      Khurram Chohan    2-0-17-0
EC Joyce    5* (7b 1x4)      HS Baidwan    1-0-2-0

3.1

Baidwan to Joyce, 1 run, quick single taken to point, good running

3.2

Baidwan to Stirling, 1 run, turned into the midwicket region

3.3

Baidwan to Joyce, no run, no shot played to that one outside the off-stump

3.4

Baidwan to Joyce, no run, pushed into the offside

3.5

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

3.6

Baidwan to Joyce, 1 run, steered down to third man

End of over 4 (3 runs) Ireland 23/0
EC Joyce    7* (12b 1x4)      HS Baidwan    2-0-5-0
PR Stirling    14* (12b 1x4 1x6)      Khurram Chohan    2-0-17-0

4.1

Khurram Chohan to Joyce, no run, just passes the outside edge as he tries to defend

4.2

Khurram Chohan to Joyce, 2 runs, pushed off the back foot and third man comes round to field

4.3

Khurram Chohan to Joyce, no run, defended into the legside

4.4

Khurram Chohan to Joyce, no run

4.5

Khurram Chohan to Joyce, no run, defended into the covers

4.6

Khurram Chohan to Joyce, no run, hit uppishly to cover

End of over 5 (2 runs) Ireland 25/0
EC Joyce    9* (18b 1x4)      Khurram Chohan    3-0-19-0
PR Stirling    14* (12b 1x4 1x6)      HS Baidwan    2-0-5-0

5.1

Baidwan to Stirling, FOUR, punched off the back foot into the covers and a misfield allows the boundary

5.2

Baidwan to Stirling, 2 runs, turned through midwicket for a couple

5.3

Baidwan to Stirling, FOUR, smashed through the offside to the deep point boundary

5.4

Baidwan to Stirling, no run, hit on the pads but there is no appeal

5.5

Baidwan to Stirling, no run

5.6

Baidwan to Stirling, 1 run, flicked fine but the man is up and there's only a single

End of over 6 (11 runs) Ireland 36/0
PR Stirling    25* (18b 3x4 1x6)      HS Baidwan    3-0-16-0
EC Joyce    9* (18b 1x4)      Khurram Chohan    3-0-19-0

6.1

Khurram Chohan to Stirling, no run, no shot played to that one outside the off-stump

6.2

Khurram Chohan to Stirling, 1 run, skillfully steered down to third man

6.3

Khurram Chohan to Joyce, 2 runs, flicked off his legs and fine-leg comes round to field

6.4

Khurram Chohan to Joyce, no run, played out to point

6.5

Khurram Chohan to Joyce, no run, left alone by the batsman

6.6

Khurram Chohan to Joyce, FOUR, half volley which is hammered away through the offside to the rope

End of over 7 (7 runs) Ireland 43/0
EC Joyce    15* (22b 2x4)      Khurram Chohan    4-0-26-0
PR Stirling    26* (20b 3x4 1x6)      HS Baidwan    3-0-16-0

7.1

Baidwan to Stirling, OUT, and the first one goes as Stirling plays a fullish delivery back into the hands of the bowler, big blow for Ireland Stirling was looking in good form

PR Stirling c & b Baidwan 26 (21b 3x4 1x6) SR: 123.80

7.2

Baidwan to Porterfield, no run, left alone by the Irish captain to begin

7.3

Baidwan to Porterfield, no run, no shot played to that one again

7.4

Baidwan to Porterfield, 1 run, flicked off the gloves into the offside

7.5

Baidwan to Joyce, no run, huge appeal for lbw but the umpire says not out

7.6

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

End of over 8 (1 run) Ireland 44/1
EC Joyce    15* (24b 2x4)      HS Baidwan    4-0-17-1
WTS Porterfield    1* (3b)      Khurram Chohan    4-0-26-0

8.1

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

8.2

Khurram Chohan to Porterfield, no run, defended into the legside

8.3

Khurram Chohan to Porterfield, no run, back of a length and it's left alone

8.4

Khurram Chohan to Porterfield, no run, hit in the air but drops just before cover

8.5

Khurram Chohan to Porterfield, 1 run, flicked towards sqaure leg and they scamper a run

8.6

Khurram Chohan to Joyce, no run, defended into the offside, good over from Chohan

End of over 9 (1 run) Ireland 45/1
EC Joyce    15* (25b 2x4)      Khurram Chohan    5-0-27-0
WTS Porterfield    2* (8b)      HS Baidwan    4-0-17-1

9.1

Baidwan to Porterfield, no run, left alone outside off-stump, close to a wide

9.2

Baidwan to Porterfield, no run, no shot played again outside off-stump

9.3

Baidwan to Porterfield, 2 runs, flicked away loftily to deep backward square leg

9.4

Baidwan to Porterfield, no run, yorker which is dug out back to the bowler

9.5

Baidwan to Porterfield, 2 runs, played through the offside and they get a couple

9.6

Baidwan to Porterfield, 1 run, inside edge which evades the stumps and squirts down to third man

Bowling powerplay taken

End of over 10 (5 runs) Ireland 50/1
WTS Porterfield    7* (14b)      HS Baidwan    5-0-22-1
EC Joyce    15* (25b 2x4)      Khurram Chohan    5-0-27-0

10.1

Khurram Chohan to Porterfield, no run, left alone by the batsman

10.2

Khurram Chohan to Porterfield, 2 runs, flicked fine and good running means a couple

10.3

Khurram Chohan to Porterfield, no run, just passes the outside edge as Porterfield tries to defend

10.4

Khurram Chohan to Porterfield, 1 run, misfield at point allows the single

10.5

Khurram Chohan to Joyce, no run

10.6

Khurram Chohan to Joyce, no run, defended back to the bowler

End of over 11 (3 runs) Ireland 53/1
EC Joyce    15* (27b 2x4)      Khurram Chohan    6-0-30-0
WTS Porterfield    10* (18b)      HS Baidwan    5-0-22-1

11.1

Baidwan to Porterfield, no run, left alone outside the off-stump

11.2

Baidwan to Porterfield, no run, driven straight and mid-off comes to field

11.3

Baidwan to Porterfield, 3 runs, hit away in the air but between point and cover and they run three

11.4

Baidwan to Joyce, 1 run, just bunted into the offside and they scamper a quick one

11.5

Baidwan to Porterfield, 1 run, flicked through midwicket

11.6

Baidwan to Joyce, 1 run, slower bouncer which is hooked to deep backward square leg

First change of bowling as Cheema comes on

End of over 12 (6 runs) Ireland 59/1
EC Joyce    17* (29b 2x4)      HS Baidwan    6-0-28-1
WTS Porterfield    14* (22b)      Khurram Chohan    6-0-30-0

12.1

Rizwan Cheema to Joyce, no run, pushed into the offside, keeper standing up to the bowler

12.2

Rizwan Cheema to Joyce, 1 run, very quick single taken to mid-off

12.3

Rizwan Cheema to Porterfield, FOUR, beautiful flick down to the fine leg boundary

12.4

Rizwan Cheema to Porterfield, 1 run, driven through the offside and the sweeper fields

12.5

Rizwan Cheema to Joyce, no run, defended out to point

12.6

Rizwan Cheema to Joyce, 1 run, edged down to third man

Spin for the first time today

End of over 13 (7 runs) Ireland 66/1
EC Joyce    19* (33b 2x4)      Rizwan Cheema    1-0-7-0
WTS Porterfield    19* (24b 1x4)      HS Baidwan    6-0-28-1

13.1

Zahid Hussain to Joyce, 1 run, flicked through midwicket

13.2

Zahid Hussain to Porterfield, no run

13.3

Zahid Hussain to Porterfield, 1 run, driven down to long-on

13.4

Zahid Hussain to Joyce, 1 run, flicked through midwicket

13.5

Zahid Hussain to Porterfield, no run, defended into the legside

13.6

Zahid Hussain to Porterfield, 1 run, played down to long-on

End of over 14 (4 runs) Ireland 70/1
WTS Porterfield    21* (28b 1x4)      Zahid Hussain    1-0-4-0
EC Joyce    21* (35b 2x4)      Rizwan Cheema    1-0-7-0

14.1

Rizwan Cheema to Porterfield, 1 run, steered down to third man

14.2

Rizwan Cheema to Joyce, no run, drvien gently to mid-on

14.3

Rizwan Cheema to Joyce, no run, played into the covers

14.4

Rizwan Cheema to Joyce, FOUR, poor delviery and he's pulled away to deep midwicket for a boundary

14.5

Rizwan Cheema to Joyce, 1 run, played off the back foot to extra cover

14.6

Rizwan Cheema to Porterfield, no run, cut away to point

End of over 15 (6 runs) Ireland 76/1
WTS Porterfield    22* (30b 1x4)      Rizwan Cheema    2-0-13-0
EC Joyce    26* (39b 3x4)      Zahid Hussain    1-0-4-0

15.1

Zahid Hussain to Joyce, no run

15.2

Zahid Hussain to Joyce, 1 run, quick single taken in the legside

15.3

Zahid Hussain to Porterfield, no run

15.4

Zahid Hussain to Porterfield, no run, tries the forward defensive but he misses it

15.5

Zahid Hussain to Porterfield, no run, played back to the bowler

15.6

Zahid Hussain to Porterfield, no run, defended and the bowler fields

End of over 16 (1 run) Ireland 77/1
WTS Porterfield    22* (34b 1x4)      Zahid Hussain    2-0-5-0
EC Joyce    27* (41b 3x4)      Rizwan Cheema    2-0-13-0

16.1

Rizwan Cheema to Joyce, 1 run, guided down to third man

16.2

Rizwan Cheema to Porterfield, 1 run, played away out to the sweeper

16.3

Rizwan Cheema to Joyce, 1 run, played towards deep sqaure leg

16.4

Rizwan Cheema to Porterfield, 2 runs, played past backward point and it's stopped well at the rope

16.5

Rizwan Cheema to Porterfield, 3 runs, full toss which is driven firmly to long-off

16.6

Rizwan Cheema to Joyce, no run, on line this time and it's defended back to the bowler

End of over 17 (8 runs) Ireland 85/1
EC Joyce    29* (44b 3x4)      Rizwan Cheema    3-0-21-0
WTS Porterfield    28* (37b 1x4)      Zahid Hussain    2-0-5-0

17.1

Zahid Hussain to Porterfield, 1 run, flicked through midwicket for a single

17.2

Zahid Hussain to Joyce, 2 runs, comes down the pitch and flickes it fine, misfield allows another run

17.3

Zahid Hussain to Joyce, no run, pushed back to the bowler

17.4

Zahid Hussain to Joyce, FOUR, awful long hop which is duly dispatched to the deep square leg boundary

17.5

Zahid Hussain to Joyce, no run

17.6

Zahid Hussain to Joyce, 2 runs, driven gently down to long-off and they run a couple

End of over 18 (9 runs) Ireland 94/1
EC Joyce    37* (49b 4x4)      Zahid Hussain    3-0-14-0
WTS Porterfield    29* (38b 1x4)      Rizwan Cheema    3-0-21-0

18.1

Rizwan Cheema to Porterfield, 2 runs, turned towards deep square leg

18.2

Rizwan Cheema to Porterfield, no run, cut away to point

18.3

Rizwan Cheema to Porterfield, FOUR, edged all the way to the third man boundary

18.4

Rizwan Cheema to Porterfield, 1 run, pushed into the covers

18.5

Rizwan Cheema to Joyce, 1 run, steered down to third man

18.6

Rizwan Cheema to Porterfield, no run, pushed back to the bowler

So this pair push Ireland past the hundred, they are not hitting boundaries but are running very well. Match State: Drinks

End of over 19 (8 runs) Ireland 102/1
WTS Porterfield    36* (43b 2x4)      Rizwan Cheema    4-0-29-0
EC Joyce    38* (50b 4x4)      Zahid Hussain    3-0-14-0

19.1

Zahid Hussain to Joyce, no run

19.2

Zahid Hussain to Joyce, 1 run

19.3

Zahid Hussain to Porterfield, no run

19.4

Zahid Hussain to Porterfield, FOUR, hacked away through the offside to the deep cover boundary

19.5

Zahid Hussain to Porterfield, no run, turned towards the man at midwicket

19.6

Zahid Hussain to Porterfield, 1 run, flicked to deep square leg for a single

Canadian captain Hansra on to bowl

End of over 20 (6 runs) Ireland 108/1
WTS Porterfield    41* (47b 3x4)      Zahid Hussain    4-0-20-0
EC Joyce    39* (52b 4x4)      Rizwan Cheema    4-0-29-0

20.1

Hansra to Porterfield, 1 run, played off the back foot to the sweeper

20.2

Hansra to Joyce, 1 wide, down the legside

20.2

Hansra to Joyce, 1 run, pulled away to deep midwicket, missed out there it was a poor ball

20.3

Hansra to Porterfield, 1 run, turned fine for a single

20.4

Hansra to Joyce, 1 run

20.5

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

20.6

Hansra to Porterfield, 1 run, played to mid-off

End of over 21 (6 runs) Ireland 114/1
WTS Porterfield    44* (51b 3x4)      AS Hansra    1-0-6-0
EC Joyce    41* (54b 4x4)      Zahid Hussain    4-0-20-0

21.1

Zahid Hussain to Porterfield, 1 run, pushed through the covers

21.2

Zahid Hussain to Joyce, no run, played into the legside

21.3

Zahid Hussain to Joyce, no run

21.4

Zahid Hussain to Joyce, FOUR, cracking shot as he flicks it powerfully to cow corner one boune and four

21.5

Zahid Hussain to Joyce, 1 run

21.6

Zahid Hussain to Porterfield, no run

End of over 22 (6 runs) Ireland 120/1
WTS Porterfield    45* (53b 3x4)      Zahid Hussain    5-0-26-0
EC Joyce    46* (58b 5x4)      AS Hansra    1-0-6-0

22.1

Hansra to Joyce, no run, defended into the offside

22.2

Hansra to Joyce, no run

22.3

Hansra to Joyce, no run, played back to thew bowler

22.4

Hansra to Joyce, 1 run, played to midwicket and a misfield allows the single

22.5

Hansra to Porterfield, 1 run, pushed out to the sweeper

22.6

Hansra to Joyce, no run

End of over 23 (2 runs) Ireland 122/1
EC Joyce    47* (63b 5x4)      AS Hansra    2-0-8-0
WTS Porterfield    46* (54b 3x4)      Zahid Hussain    5-0-26-0

23.1

to Porterfield, 2 runs, turned to deep backward square leg

23.2

to Porterfield, 1 run, turned legside again this time for a single

23.3

to Joyce, 1 run, driven firmly to long-on

23.4

to Porterfield, no run, half hearted lbw appeal but looked too high

23.5

to Porterfield, 1 run, played down to long-on and that's his fifty

23.6

to Joyce, 2 runs, and hit hard down to long-off for a couple to bring up Joyce's fifty

End of over 24 (7 runs) Ireland 129/1
EC Joyce    50* (65b 5x4)         1-0-7-0
WTS Porterfield    50* (58b 3x4)      AS Hansra    2-0-8-0

24.1

Hansra to Porterfield, 2 runs, played down to long-off and good running means a couple

24.2

Hansra to Porterfield, 1 run, awful misfield in the covers allows the single

24.3

Hansra to Joyce, 1 run, non-striker calls for it but is sent back, however an overthrow gets them one

24.4

Hansra to Porterfield, no run

24.5

Hansra to Porterfield, 1 run, driven uppishly to long-off

24.6

Hansra to Joyce, FOUR, more shocking fielding at point means another boundary from a cut shot

End of over 25 (9 runs) Ireland 138/1
EC Joyce    55* (67b 6x4)      AS Hansra    3-0-17-0
WTS Porterfield    54* (62b 3x4)         1-0-7-0

25.1

to Porterfield, 1 run, played off the back foot into the offside

25.2

to Joyce, no run, played to mid-off

25.3

to Joyce, no run, well stopped by the bowler diving to his left

25.4

to Joyce, 1 bye, just passes the edge and the keeper can't gather

25.5

to Porterfield, 1 run, turned to deep sqaure leg

25.6

to Joyce, no run, hit hard to mid-off

End of over 26 (3 runs) Ireland 141/1
EC Joyce    55* (71b 6x4)         2-0-9-0
WTS Porterfield    56* (64b 3x4)      AS Hansra    3-0-17-0

26.1

Hansra to Porterfield, no run, turned to the man at midwicket

26.2

Hansra to Porterfield, 1 run, driven past the bowler to mid-off

26.3

Hansra to Joyce, 1 run, low full toss which is driven to long-off

26.4

Hansra to Porterfield, no run

26.5

Hansra to Porterfield, FOUR, fantastic cover drive which races to the boundary

26.6

Hansra to Porterfield, no run, full delivery which is blocked away

End of over 27 (6 runs) Ireland 147/1
WTS Porterfield    61* (69b 4x4)      AS Hansra    4-0-23-0
EC Joyce    56* (72b 6x4)         2-0-9-0

27.1

to Joyce, 1 run, driven down to long-on

27.2

to Porterfield, FOUR, short and pulled away to deep midwicket

27.3

to Porterfield, 1 run, hit firmly to long-off

27.4

to Joyce, no run, defended into the covers

27.5

to Joyce, 1 run, hammered down to long-on

27.6

to Porterfield, no run

End of over 28 (7 runs) Ireland 154/1
WTS Porterfield    66* (72b 5x4)         3-0-16-0
EC Joyce    58* (75b 6x4)      AS Hansra    4-0-23-0

28.1

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

28.2

Hansra to Joyce, 1 run, cut away to point

28.3

Hansra to Porterfield, no run

28.4

Hansra to Porterfield, 1 run, pushed into the offside

28.5

Hansra to Joyce, FOUR, lofted cover drive and it's one bounce and reaches the rope

28.6

Hansra to Joyce, 1 run, turned through the vacant midwicket region

End of over 29 (7 runs) Ireland 161/1
EC Joyce    64* (79b 7x4)      AS Hansra    5-0-30-0
WTS Porterfield    67* (74b 5x4)         3-0-16-0

29.1

to Joyce, 1 run, driven down to long-off

29.2

to Porterfield, OUT, tries a scoop shot but fine-leg is up and he takes an easy catch, he'll be annoyed to give his wicket away like that

WTS Porterfield c Zahid Hussain b Junaid Siddiqui 67 (75b 5x4 0x6) SR: 89.33

29.3

to NJ O'Brien, 2 runs, full toss and it's played gently down to long-on

29.4

to NJ O'Brien, no run, left alone by the batsman

29.5

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

29.6

to NJ O'Brien, no run, cut away to point

End of over 30 (3 runs) Ireland 164/2
NJ O'Brien    2* (4b)         4-0-19-1
EC Joyce    65* (80b 7x4)      AS Hansra    5-0-30-0

30.1

Patel to Joyce, 1 run, played calmly down to long-on

30.2

Patel to NJ O'Brien, no run

30.3

Patel to NJ O'Brien, 1 run, flicked through a vacant midwicket region

30.4

Patel to Joyce, 2 runs, hacked away through the offside and it's stopped just before the rope

30.5

Patel to Joyce, 1 run, played softly down to long-on

30.6

Patel to NJ O'Brien, 1 run, turned into midwicket for another single

End of over 31 (6 runs) Ireland 170/2
NJ O'Brien    4* (7b)      H Patel    1-0-6-0
EC Joyce    69* (83b 7x4)         4-0-19-1

31.1

to NJ O'Brien, 1 run, edged but drops just short of a short third man

31.2

to Joyce, no run, defended back to the bowler

31.3

to Joyce, 1 run, turned through midwicket and there's another single there

31.4

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

31.5

to NJ O'Brien, 1 run, driven firmly down to long-off

31.6

to Joyce, no run, cut away to point, O'Brien comes down but is sent back by Joyce

End of over 32 (3 runs) Ireland 173/2
EC Joyce    70* (86b 7x4)         5-0-22-1
NJ O'Brien    6* (10b)      H Patel    1-0-6-0

32.1

Patel to NJ O'Brien, no run, hit hard back at the bowler

32.2

Patel to NJ O'Brien, no run, defended into the legside

32.3

Patel to NJ O'Brien, 2 runs, flicked through midwicket

32.4

Patel to NJ O'Brien, 1 run, played out to the sweeper

32.5

Patel to Joyce, 1 run, driven down to long-on

32.6

Patel to NJ O'Brien, no run, played out to point

End of over 33 (4 runs) Ireland 177/2
NJ O'Brien    9* (15b)      H Patel    2-0-10-0
EC Joyce    71* (87b 7x4)         5-0-22-1

33.1

to Joyce, SIX, full toss and he's smacked away just over the jumping man at deep midwicket

33.2

to Joyce, 2 runs, driven through the covers for a couple

33.3

to Joyce, FOUR, comes down the pitch slightly and plays it straight down the ground for a boundary

33.4

to Joyce, no run, played back to the bowler

33.5

to Joyce, no run

33.6

to Joyce, 1 run, played out to the sweeper in the deep for a single

End of over 34 (13 runs) Ireland 190/2
EC Joyce    84* (93b 8x4 1x6)         6-0-35-1
NJ O'Brien    9* (15b)      H Patel    2-0-10-0

34.1

Zahid Hussain to Joyce, 1 run, played off the back foot through the covers

34.2

Zahid Hussain to NJ O'Brien, no run, played back to the bowler

34.3

Zahid Hussain to NJ O'Brien, FOUR, edged down to the third man boundary

34.4

Zahid Hussain to NJ O'Brien, 1 run, played out past mid-off

34.5

Zahid Hussain to Joyce, 1 run, flicked gently out to deep midwicket

34.6

Zahid Hussain to NJ O'Brien, 1 run, another one calmly played down to long-off

End of over 35 (8 runs) Ireland 198/2
NJ O'Brien    15* (19b 1x4)      Zahid Hussain    6-0-34-0
EC Joyce    86* (95b 8x4 1x6)         6-0-35-1

35.1

Baidwan to NJ O'Brien, 2 runs, steered down to third man for a couple

35.2

Baidwan to NJ O'Brien, 1 run, flicked fine but the man is up and they scamper a single

35.3

Baidwan to Joyce, 1 run, driven through the covers

35.4

Baidwan to NJ O'Brien, no run, flicked to the man at midwicket

35.5

Baidwan to NJ O'Brien, 1 run, hit loftily to long-off

35.6

Baidwan to Joyce, 1 run, full toss and flicked away to deep square leg

End of over 36 (6 runs) Ireland 204/2
EC Joyce    88* (97b 8x4 1x6)      HS Baidwan    7-0-34-1
NJ O'Brien    19* (23b 1x4)      Zahid Hussain    6-0-34-0

36.1

Zahid Hussain to Joyce, OUT, and Joyce misses out on his hundred as he lofts one to the man standing at long-off

EC Joyce c Rizwan Cheema b Zahid Hussain 88 (98b 8x4 1x6) SR: 89.79

36.2

Zahid Hussain to Wilson, no run, defended back to the bowler

36.3

Zahid Hussain to Wilson, 1 run, driven gently to long-on to get off the mark

36.4

Zahid Hussain to NJ O'Brien, 1 run

36.5

Zahid Hussain to Wilson, 1 run, played low in the air back to the bowler but he DROPS it and they run a single

36.6

Zahid Hussain to NJ O'Brien, 1 leg bye

End of over 37 (4 runs) Ireland 208/3
NJ O'Brien    20* (25b 1x4)      Zahid Hussain    7-0-37-1
GC Wilson    2* (3b)      HS Baidwan    7-0-34-1

37.1

Rizwan Cheema to NJ O'Brien, no run, pushed back to the bowler

37.2

Rizwan Cheema to NJ O'Brien, 1 leg bye

37.3

Rizwan Cheema to Wilson, 1 run, hacked away out to the sweeper

37.4

Rizwan Cheema to NJ O'Brien, 1 run, guided down to third man

37.5

Rizwan Cheema to Wilson, 1 run, steered down to third man

37.6

Rizwan Cheema to NJ O'Brien, 1 run, played off the back foot down to long-off

End of over 38 (5 runs) Ireland 213/3
NJ O'Brien    22* (29b 1x4)      Rizwan Cheema    5-0-33-0
GC Wilson    4* (5b)      Zahid Hussain    7-0-37-1

38.1

Zahid Hussain to NJ O'Brien, 1 run

38.2

Zahid Hussain to Wilson, 1 run, driven down to long-off for a single

38.3

Zahid Hussain to NJ O'Brien, 2 runs, quick couple taken to long-off

38.4

Zahid Hussain to NJ O'Brien, no run, just pushed into the offside

38.5

Zahid Hussain to NJ O'Brien, 1 run, played down to long-on

38.6

Zahid Hussain to Wilson, 1 run, driven gently to long-off

End of over 39 (6 runs) Ireland 219/3
GC Wilson    6* (7b)      Zahid Hussain    8-0-43-1
NJ O'Brien    26* (33b 1x4)      Rizwan Cheema    5-0-33-0

39.1

Rizwan Cheema to Wilson, 1 run, flicked away to fine-leg

39.2

Rizwan Cheema to NJ O'Brien, 1 run, an awful misfield at cover allows the single

39.3

Rizwan Cheema to Wilson, 1 run, skillfully guided to third man

39.4

Rizwan Cheema to NJ O'Brien, no run, defended back to the bowler

39.5

Rizwan Cheema to NJ O'Brien, 1 run, swept fine but the man is up so there is only one

39.6

Rizwan Cheema to Wilson, no run, played into the legside

Ireland will be hoping to push past the 300 mark in the last ten overs. Expect them to start hitting out soon. Match State: Drinks

End of over 40 (4 runs) Ireland 223/3
GC Wilson    8* (10b)      Rizwan Cheema    6-0-37-0
NJ O'Brien    28* (36b 1x4)      Zahid Hussain    8-0-43-1

40.1

Zahid Hussain to NJ O'Brien, no run, hit hard back at the bowler

40.2

Zahid Hussain to NJ O'Brien, no run

40.3

Zahid Hussain to NJ O'Brien, 1 run, flicked to deep backward square leg

40.4

Zahid Hussain to Wilson, no run, pushed back to the bowler

40.5

Zahid Hussain to Wilson, no run, driven out to point

40.6

Zahid Hussain to Wilson, no run, pushed back to the bowler, good over from Canada

Batting powerplay taken

End of over 41 (1 run) Ireland 224/3
GC Wilson    8* (13b)      Zahid Hussain    9-0-44-1
NJ O'Brien    29* (39b 1x4)      Rizwan Cheema    6-0-37-0

41.1

Baidwan to NJ O'Brien, FOUR, tries to hammer it down the ground, he edges it along the floor to the third man boundary

41.2

Baidwan to NJ O'Brien, 1 run, driven to mid-off and a misfield allows a single

41.3

Baidwan to Wilson, FOUR, hacked away over backward point and it races to the boundary

41.4

Baidwan to Wilson, 1 run, driven firmly to long-on for just a single

41.5

Baidwan to NJ O'Brien, 1 run, cut towards the man at cover

41.6

Baidwan to Wilson, FOUR, full toss and he's smashed through the covers for four, great start to the powerplay for Ireland

End of over 42 (15 runs) Ireland 239/3
GC Wilson    17* (16b 2x4)      HS Baidwan    8-0-49-1
NJ O'Brien    35* (42b 2x4)      Zahid Hussain    9-0-44-1

42.1

Khurram Chohan to NJ O'Brien, 2 runs, driven down to long-on and they scamper a couple

42.2

Khurram Chohan to NJ O'Brien, OUT, tries to take on the man at long-off but just comes up short and he's caught on the rope

NJ O'Brien c Gunasekera b Khurram Chohan 37 (44b 2x4 0x6) SR: 84.09

42.3

Khurram Chohan to Wilson, 1 run, driven softly to cover

42.4

Khurram Chohan to KJ O'Brien, 2 runs, driven out to deep extra cover

42.5

Khurram Chohan to KJ O'Brien, 1 run

42.6

Khurram Chohan to Wilson, 1 run, just pushed into the offside and they run a quick one

End of over 43 (7 runs) Ireland 246/4
GC Wilson    19* (18b 2x4)      Khurram Chohan    7-0-37-1
KJ O'Brien    3* (2b)      HS Baidwan    8-0-49-1

43.1

Baidwan to Wilson, 1 run, full ball which is dug out to point for a single

43.2

Baidwan to KJ O'Brien, 1 run, flicked down to long-on

43.3

Baidwan to Wilson, 1 run, guided to a short third man

43.4

Baidwan to KJ O'Brien, FOUR, hammered past the man at point, punch shot

43.5

Baidwan to KJ O'Brien, 1 run, driven to mid-on and it's almost a run out

43.6

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

End of over 44 (8 runs) Ireland 254/4
GC Wilson    21* (21b 2x4)      HS Baidwan    9-0-57-1
KJ O'Brien    9* (5b 1x4)      Khurram Chohan    7-0-37-1

44.1

Khurram Chohan to KJ O'Brien, FOUR, tries a straight drive, gets a top edge which evades the short third man and goes to the boundary

44.2

Khurram Chohan to KJ O'Brien, no run, big appeal for the outside edge, nothing given

44.3

Khurram Chohan to KJ O'Brien, 1 run, edged to a short third man and Wilson is almost run out going for the single

44.4

Khurram Chohan to Wilson, 1 run, paddle shot but fine-leg is up so it's only one

44.5

Khurram Chohan to KJ O'Brien, FOUR, hammered down to cow corner, very close to a maximum

44.6

Khurram Chohan to KJ O'Brien, SIX, full toss smashed to cow corner, this time it's a maximum and it's Kevin O'Brien's 100th six for Ireland.

End of over 45 (16 runs) Ireland 270/4
KJ O'Brien    24* (10b 3x4 1x6)      Khurram Chohan    8-0-53-1
GC Wilson    22* (22b 2x4)      HS Baidwan    9-0-57-1

45.1

Baidwan to Wilson, 1 run

45.2

Baidwan to KJ O'Brien, 2 runs, pulled away to deep midwicket for a couple

45.3

Baidwan to KJ O'Brien, SIX, big Kev mishits one but it goes all the way for 6 over the deep cover boundary

45.4

Baidwan to KJ O'Brien, 2 runs, driven hard down to long-on for a couple

45.5

Baidwan to KJ O'Brien, 1 run, slower bouncer which is punched out to the man at long-off

45.6

Baidwan to Wilson, SIX, comes down the pitch and hammers him straight down the ground and it just clears the rope for a maximum

64 off the powerplay, great hitting from Ireland

End of over 46 (18 runs) Ireland 288/4
GC Wilson    29* (24b 2x4 1x6)      HS Baidwan    10-0-75-1
KJ O'Brien    35* (14b 3x4 2x6)      Khurram Chohan    8-0-53-1

46.1

Khurram Chohan to KJ O'Brien, OUT, and the cameo ends as he tries to launch him down the ground but only hits it straight up into the air and the bowler steadies himself to take the catch

KJ O'Brien c & b Khurram Chohan 35 (15b 3x4 2x6) SR: 233.33

46.2

Khurram Chohan to Wilson, 1 run, played gently to mid-on for a single

46.3

Khurram Chohan to Mooney, 2 runs, turned to deep backward square leg for a couple

46.4

Khurram Chohan to Mooney, no run, just passes the outside edge

46.5

Khurram Chohan to Mooney, 1 run, just pushed down to long-off

46.6

Khurram Chohan to Wilson, 1 run, just turned into the midwicket region

End of over 47 (5 runs) Ireland 293/5
GC Wilson    31* (26b 2x4 1x6)      Khurram Chohan    9-0-58-2
JF Mooney    3* (3b)      HS Baidwan    10-0-75-1

47.1

Zahid Hussain to Wilson, 1 run, just prodded out to point

47.2

Zahid Hussain to Mooney, no run, down the legside but no wide given

47.3

Zahid Hussain to Mooney, 1 run, hit uppishly to long-off

47.4

Zahid Hussain to Wilson, FOUR, comes down the pitch and hits it powerfully straight down the ground

47.5

Zahid Hussain to Wilson, 3 runs, swept out to deep backward square leg and that brings up the 300

47.6

Zahid Hussain to Mooney, FOUR, lets this one comes to him and hammers it straight down the ground for another boundary

End of over 48 (13 runs) Ireland 306/5
JF Mooney    8* (6b 1x4)      Zahid Hussain    10-0-57-1
GC Wilson    39* (29b 3x4 1x6)      Khurram Chohan    9-0-58-2

48.1

Khurram Chohan to Wilson, 1 run, swept in the air to short third man but Kumar DROPS it, awful stuff

48.2

Khurram Chohan to Mooney, 2 runs, in the air but drops just before the sweeper in the deep

48.3

Khurram Chohan to Mooney, OUT, half volley but Mooney does not catch this right at all and long-on comes in to take an easy catch

JF Mooney c Junaid Siddiqui b Khurram Chohan 10 (8b 1x4 0x6) SR: 125.00

48.4

Khurram Chohan to Wilson, 2 runs, hacked away in the air but drops well past the sweeper

48.5

Khurram Chohan to Wilson, 2 runs, slower ball which is guided down to third man

48.6

Khurram Chohan to Wilson, no run, swing and a miss outside the off-stump

End of over 49 (7 runs) Ireland 313/6
GC Wilson    44* (33b 3x4 1x6)      Khurram Chohan    10-0-65-3
DT Johnston    0* (0b)      Zahid Hussain    10-0-57-1

49.1

Rizwan Cheema to Johnston, no run, yorker that is dig out into the offside

49.2

Rizwan Cheema to Johnston, 2 runs, hacked through the offside and the man in the deep fields

49.3

Rizwan Cheema to Johnston, 1 run, mishit driven out to deep midwicket

49.4

Rizwan Cheema to Wilson, 2 runs, short and it's pulled out to deep midwicket for a couple

49.5

Rizwan Cheema to Wilson, SIX, same shot but this time it's a massive hit which just evades the man at the deep midwicket boundary

49.6

Rizwan Cheema to Wilson, FOUR, short and it's flicked very fine and all the way to the boundary, great batting from Ireland

So Ireland amass 328/6, the foundation of the innings was the great partnership between Joyce and Porterfield, but nearly all the batsman contributed. Canada bowled and fielded very poorly but they will hope to redeem themselves by chasing this huge total. It looks unlikely but you never know. Join us at 2.23pm for the chase.

End of over 50 (15 runs) Ireland 328/6
GC Wilson    56* (36b 4x4 2x6)      Rizwan Cheema    7-0-52-0
DT Johnston    3* (3b)      Khurram Chohan    10-0-65-3
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Usman Limbada reaches his half-century, Ireland v Canada, Intercontinental Cup ODI, Dublin, September 19, 2011

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