ICC Women's World Twenty20 Qualifier, 2013 / Commentary

ICC Women's World Twenty20 Qualifier - 11th match, Group B

Canada Women v Japan Women

Canada Women won by 5 wickets (with 5 balls remaining)

0.1

Ota to Patel, no run, gets on the front foot and drives the ball to short extra cover

0.2

Ota to Patel, no run, gets on the front foot and picks out short mid-on this time

0.3

Ota to Patel, no run, gets a ball outside offstump and is lucky not to get an edge through to the keeper

0.4

Ota to Patel, 1 run, gets an inside edge onto the pads and then flies down through the gully

0.5

Ota to Coulter, no run, gets forward to the ball and hits to point

0.6

Ota to Coulter, no run, really good ball. It hits the deck and then almost the outside edge. Good over there from Ota

End of over 1 (1 run) Canada Women 1/0 (97 runs required from 19 overs, RR: 1.00, RRR: 5.10)
K Coulter    0* (2b)      K Ota    1-0-1-0
M Patel    1* (4b)     

1.1

Nakayama to Patel, OUT, trys to turn the ball into the legside and misses the ball. There is an appeal and Umpire Smith raises the finger

M Patel lbw b Nakayama 1 (5b 0x4 0x6) SR: 20.00

1.2

Nakayama to Sivanantham, no run, looped up and hit on the pad. No appeal this time

1.3

Nakayama to Sivanantham, no run, hits the ball into the covers and wanted a run. The non-striker didnt move though

1.4

Nakayama to Sivanantham, 1 wide, outside offstump

1.4

Nakayama to Sivanantham, no run, looks to cut the ball late and point runs in to field

1.5

Nakayama to Sivanantham, no run, goes back in the crease and hits to point

1.6

Nakayama to Sivanantham, no run, looks to cut the ball again and misses. It goes through to the keeper

End of over 2 (1 run) Canada Women 2/1 (96 runs required from 18 overs, RR: 1.00, RRR: 5.33)
S Sivanantham    0* (5b)      A Nakayama    1-0-1-1
K Coulter    0* (2b)      K Ota    1-0-1-0

2.1

Ota to Coulter, no run, overpitched and driven straight to point

2.2

Ota to Coulter, 1 leg bye, hits the pad and beats the keeper on the offside

2.3

Ota to Sivanantham, FOUR, hits the ball through the covers and they chase the ball back. They touch the rope as its dragged back in

2.4

Ota to Sivanantham, 1 run, gets a thick edge and the ball flies down to third man

2.5

Ota to Coulter, no run, stays in the crease and hits to short extra cover

2.6

Ota to Coulter, 1 run, drives the ball through the covers. The cover sweeper comes running in and fields

End of over 3 (7 runs) Canada Women 9/1 (89 runs required from 17 overs, RR: 3.00, RRR: 5.23)
K Coulter    1* (6b)      K Ota    2-0-7-0
S Sivanantham    5* (7b 1x4)      A Nakayama    1-0-1-1

3.1

Nakayama to Coulter, 1 run, tickled down the legside and its an easy single. Nice shot from Coulter

3.2

Nakayama to Sivanantham, no run, gets forward and defends back to the bowler

3.3

Nakayama to Sivanantham, FOUR, drives the ball through mid-wicket. The fielder dives and only just misses the ball. It races to the rope

3.4

Nakayama to Sivanantham, no run, gets forward and smothers the spin.

3.5

Nakayama to Sivanantham, no run, spins past the outside edge and the keepers gather

3.6

Nakayama to Sivanantham, 1 run, hits the ball to deep square leg and its fielded in the deep

End of over 4 (6 runs) Canada Women 15/1 (83 runs required from 16 overs, RR: 3.75, RRR: 5.18)
S Sivanantham    10* (12b 2x4)      A Nakayama    2-0-7-1
K Coulter    2* (7b)      K Ota    2-0-7-0

4.1

Ota to Sivanantham, no run, its wide of offstump and the batter looks to cut the ball. She does move her feet and misses

4.2

Ota to Sivanantham, 1 run, cuts the ball to point and runs straight away. The throw comes in and Coulter just beats the throw home

4.3

Ota to Coulter, no run, good length ball that it hit up to mid-off and there is no run

4.4

Ota to Coulter, no run, its a swing outside offstump. There is a noise going through but it was the bat hitting the floor

4.5

Ota to Coulter, no run, guided towards point and the fielders are in quickly

4.6

Ota to Coulter, no run, slower ball which can only be hit back to the bowler

End of over 5 (1 run) Canada Women 16/1 (82 runs required from 15 overs, RR: 3.20, RRR: 5.46)
K Coulter    2* (11b)      K Ota    3-0-8-0
S Sivanantham    11* (14b 2x4)      A Nakayama    2-0-7-1

5.1

Nakayama to Sivanantham, no run, lots of air and its hit straight to mid-wicket

5.2

Nakayama to Sivanantham, no run, comes down the pitch and looks to defend. Just gets enough to stop the ball getting past her

5.3

Nakayama to Sivanantham, 1 run, drives down to the cover sweeper

5.4

Nakayama to Coulter, no run, loops the ball up and gets hit on the pad. Going down legside though

5.5

Nakayama to Coulter, 1 run, drives the ball through the covers for a run

5.6

Nakayama to Sivanantham, 1 run, hits the ball down to mid-on and they take on the bowlers arm

End of over 6 (3 runs) Canada Women 19/1 (79 runs required from 14 overs, RR: 3.16, RRR: 5.64)
S Sivanantham    13* (18b 2x4)      A Nakayama    3-0-10-1
K Coulter    3* (13b)      K Ota    3-0-8-0

6.1

Kubota to Sivanantham, 2 runs, hits the ball through the gully and the fielders chase it down

6.2

Kubota to Sivanantham, no run, watches the ball go through to the keeper. Looking for the wide there

6.3

Kubota to Sivanantham, 1 wide, too far outside that time and the Umpire calls a wide

6.3

Kubota to Sivanantham, no run, looks to play the ball forward and doesnt get a good connection.

6.4

Kubota to Sivanantham, FOUR, pulled through square leg and its a welcome boundary for Canada

6.5

Kubota to Sivanantham, 1 run, dropped it hit toward point and she gets both hands to the ball. Cant keep hold of it though

6.6

Kubota to Coulter, OUT, goes back in the crease and looks to pull the ball. She misses and is out LBW

K Coulter lbw b Kubota 3 (14b 0x4 0x6) SR: 21.42

End of over 7 (8 runs) Canada Women 27/2 (71 runs required from 13 overs, RR: 3.85, RRR: 5.46)
     S Kubota    1-0-8-1
S Sivanantham    20* (23b 3x4)      A Nakayama    3-0-10-1

7.1

Nakayama to Sivanantham, no run, wide of offstump and guided to point

7.2

Nakayama to Sivanantham, no run, looks to hit the ball over the top and does get hold of it. It dribbles back up the pitch

7.3

Nakayama to Sivanantham, 1 run, drives the ball out to the cover sweeper

7.4

Nakayama to Turik, 1 run, tossed up and driven down to long-on

7.5

Nakayama to Sivanantham, 2 runs, hits the ball down to long-on. Turik sets off for the second run early and she gets home easily

7.6

Nakayama to Sivanantham, 1 run, guides the ball through point and Turik keeps the strike

End of over 8 (5 runs) Canada Women 32/2 (66 runs required from 12 overs, RR: 4.00, RRR: 5.50)
S Sivanantham    24* (28b 3x4)      A Nakayama    4-0-15-1
MJ Turik    1* (1b)      S Kubota    1-0-8-1

8.1

Kubota to Sivanantham, no run, short and wide of offstump. Cut straight to the point fielder

8.2

Kubota to Sivanantham, no run, played down in front of point but the fielder is in quickly to stop the run

8.3

Kubota to Sivanantham, no run, gets hit on the pad and they all appeal. Its going down legside though

8.4

Kubota to Sivanantham, no run, outisde offstump and she looks to play a late cut. Misses and the keeper doesnt gather cleanly

8.5

Kubota to Sivanantham, 2 runs, hits the ball high in the air through square leg. It lands safe and they get two

8.6

Kubota to Sivanantham, 1 run, drops the ball down through the gully and they run quickly to get home

End of over 9 (3 runs) Canada Women 35/2 (63 runs required from 11 overs, RR: 3.88, RRR: 5.72)
S Sivanantham    27* (34b 3x4)      S Kubota    2-0-11-1
MJ Turik    1* (1b)      A Nakayama    4-0-15-1

9.1

Yanagida to Sivanantham, 1 run, looped up and guided to gully. Point runs and fields

9.2

Yanagida to Turik, 1 run, goes back in the crease and hits the ball to widde long-off

9.3

Yanagida to Sivanantham, no run, goes back in the crease and hits the ball to point

9.4

Yanagida to Sivanantham, 1 bye, spins the ball past the bat and the keeper cant gather it

9.5

Yanagida to Turik, OUT, hits the ball up to mid-on. Its a run and Turik sets off. The non-striker doesnt move and Turik is run out by a few yards.

MJ Turik run out 2 (3b 0x4 0x6) SR: 66.66

9.6

Yanagida to Bartholemew, no run, goes back in the crease and hits the ball up to cover

End of over 10 (3 runs) Canada Women 38/3 (60 runs required from 60 balls, RR: 3.80, RRR: 6.00)
J Bartholemew    0* (1b)      M Yanagida    1-0-2-0
S Sivanantham    28* (37b 3x4)      S Kubota    2-0-11-1

10.1

Kubota to Sivanantham, no run, gets on the front foot and drives to point. Good stop by the fielder

10.2

Kubota to Sivanantham, FOUR, full toss on legstump. Hit to the square leg boundary

10.3

Kubota to Sivanantham, 1 leg bye, hits the pad an goes to square leg. The keeper has to run and field herself

10.4

Kubota to Bartholemew, no run, another full toss hit straight to mid-off. Missed out there.

10.5

Kubota to Bartholemew, no run, comes back in off the pitch and is hit up to mid-on

10.6

Kubota to Bartholemew, 2 runs, cuts the ball through the gully. Its a good shot which is chased down just before the ropes

End of over 11 (7 runs) Canada Women 45/3 (53 runs required from 54 balls, RR: 4.09, RRR: 5.88)
J Bartholemew    2* (4b)      S Kubota    3-0-17-1
S Sivanantham    32* (40b 4x4)      M Yanagida    1-0-2-0

11.1

Yanagida to Sivanantham, OUT, she goes back in the crease to play a late cut. She misses the ball and it hits the stumps

S Sivanantham b Yanagida 32 (41b 4x4 0x6) SR: 78.04

11.2

Yanagida to Shabbir, 1 run, looped up and clipped through square leg

11.3

Yanagida to Bartholemew, no run, hits the pad and goes down the lgeside

11.4

Yanagida to Bartholemew, OUT, its a good length ball which is hit straight to Kobayashi at mid-wicket. She is so happy with the catch she does a dance!

J Bartholemew c Kobayashi b Yanagida 2 (6b 0x4 0x6) SR: 33.33

11.5

Yanagida to Tittlemier, no run, looped up and hit straight back to the bowler

11.6

Yanagida to Tittlemier, no run, turned off the legs and the keeper runs in quickly to get the ball

End of over 12 (1 run) Canada Women 46/5 (52 runs required from 48 balls, RR: 3.83, RRR: 6.50)
S Tittlemier    0* (2b)      M Yanagida    2-0-3-2
D Shabbir    1* (1b)      S Kubota    3-0-17-1

12.1

Miyaji to Shabbir, 1 run, long hop pulled down to square leg

12.2

Miyaji to Tittlemier, no run, goes back in the crease and hits the ball up to mid-off

12.3

Miyaji to Tittlemier, 1 run, hits the ball in the air down to long-off. One bounce and its fielded

12.4

Miyaji to Shabbir, 1 run, drives the ball through extra cover. Its a good shot only for a single

12.5

Miyaji to Tittlemier, 1 run, hit along the ground to long-off

12.6

Miyaji to Shabbir, 1 run, hits the ball to point and a misfield gets them an easy run

End of over 13 (5 runs) Canada Women 51/5 (47 runs required from 42 balls, RR: 3.92, RRR: 6.71)
D Shabbir    4* (4b)      S Miyaji    1-0-5-0
S Tittlemier    2* (5b)      M Yanagida    2-0-3-2

13.1

Yanagida to Shabbir, 1 wide, too far outside offstump

13.1

Yanagida to Shabbir, 1 run, clipped through square leg. as the fielder is back on the rope its an easy single

13.2

Yanagida to Tittlemier, 1 run, hits the ball in the air to deep mid-wicket. The fielder dives and the ball goes into her hands and back out again. Great attempt

13.3

Yanagida to Shabbir, no run, hit back to the bowler

13.4

Yanagida to Shabbir, 1 wide, too far outside offstump

13.4

Yanagida to Shabbir, 1 run, drives the ball to extra cover and they set off straight away

13.5

Yanagida to Tittlemier, 1 wide, down legside this time

13.5

Yanagida to Tittlemier, no run, plays for the turn which doesnt appear. Just defends forward

13.6

Yanagida to Tittlemier, no run, goes back and hits the ball back to the bowler. She wasnt alert because the non-striker had come out of the crease.

End of over 14 (6 runs) Canada Women 57/5 (41 runs required from 36 balls, RR: 4.07, RRR: 6.83)
S Tittlemier    3* (8b)      M Yanagida    3-0-9-2
D Shabbir    6* (7b)      S Miyaji    1-0-5-0

14.1

Miyaji to Shabbir, 2 runs, drives the ball through extra cover. It has to run up the hill so it slows the ball down

14.2

Miyaji to Shabbir, no run, goes for another cut and misses the ball. Through to the keeper

14.3

Miyaji to Shabbir, 1 run, drops the ball in front of extra cover and they run quickly

14.4

Miyaji to Tittlemier, 1 run, gets a thick edge to the left of backward point. She runs back to field

14.5

Miyaji to Shabbir, no run, goes for another late cut and is lucky not to edge it into the keeper gloves

14.6

Miyaji to Shabbir, 1 run, goes back in the crease and cuts the ball square. The cover sweeper runs in and fields

End of over 15 (5 runs) Canada Women 62/5 (36 runs required from 30 balls, RR: 4.13, RRR: 7.20)
D Shabbir    10* (12b)      S Miyaji    2-0-10-0
S Tittlemier    4* (9b)      M Yanagida    3-0-9-2

15.1

Yanagida to Shabbir, FOUR, its a full toss pulled to the square leg boundary. Deserved to be hit that ball

15.2

Yanagida to Shabbir, 1 run, looped up and hit to mid-wicket. Its another easy single

15.3

Yanagida to Tittlemier, 1 run, goes back and pulls the ball up to mid-on.

15.4

Yanagida to Shabbir, no run, goes back in the crease and looks to ccut the ball. Its not timed and the keeper runs round and fields

15.5

Yanagida to Shabbir, no run, hits the ball straight to extra cover

15.6

Yanagida to Shabbir, FOUR, comes down the pitch and turns the ball into a full toss. Beats both fielders on the legside boundary. Big over for Canada there.

End of over 16 (10 runs) Canada Women 72/5 (26 runs required from 24 balls, RR: 4.50, RRR: 6.50)
D Shabbir    19* (17b 2x4)      M Yanagida    4-0-19-2
S Tittlemier    5* (10b)      S Miyaji    2-0-10-0

16.1

Miyaji to Tittlemier, 1 run, cuts the ball to point and its another run

16.2

Miyaji to Shabbir, no run, outside offstump and goes through to the keeper

16.3

Miyaji to Shabbir, 1 run, hits the ball back past the bowler and they sneak a quick single

16.4

Miyaji to Tittlemier, no run, hits the ball into the off-side and its quickly fielded to stop the run

16.5

Miyaji to Tittlemier, 1 run, driven through the covers to the sweeper. A good throw in keeps it to a single

16.6

Miyaji to Shabbir, 1 run, hit in front of mid-wicket and its a weak throw to the non-strikers end

End of over 17 (4 runs) Canada Women 76/5 (22 runs required from 18 balls, RR: 4.47, RRR: 7.33)
D Shabbir    21* (20b 2x4)      S Miyaji    3-0-14-0
S Tittlemier    7* (13b)      M Yanagida    4-0-19-2

17.1

Kubota to Shabbir, 1 run, hits the ball into the legside. The fielder hits the stumps at the non-strikers end but they are home

17.2

Kubota to Tittlemier, 3 wides, down leside and the keeper cant gather the ball

17.2

Kubota to Tittlemier, 1 run, clipped off the pads and down to square leg. Runs coming easy now for Canada.

17.3

Kubota to Shabbir, 1 wide, down legside and its a good stop by the keeper

17.3

Kubota to Shabbir, 1 wide, down legside again. Japan under pressure here you feel

17.3

Kubota to Shabbir, FOUR, its wide of offstump and cut in the air through gully. It races away to the rope.

17.4

Kubota to Shabbir, 1 run, hits the ball into the gap at extra cover. They settle for only one

17.5

Kubota to Tittlemier, 1 run, goes back and hits the ball down to long-off

17.6

Kubota to Shabbir, 1 run, clipped off the pads and down through square leg. Big over for Canada. 14 off it. Its been clever batting from Canada here, picking the spaces

End of over 18 (14 runs) Canada Women 90/5 (8 runs required from 12 balls, RR: 5.00, RRR: 4.00)
D Shabbir    28* (24b 3x4)      S Kubota    4-0-31-1
S Tittlemier    9* (15b)      S Miyaji    3-0-14-0

18.1

Miyaji to Shabbir, no run, dot ball, very valuable. Outisde offstump and misses with the cut

18.2

Miyaji to Shabbir, no run, same shot attempted with the same result. Goes through to the keeper

18.3

Miyaji to Shabbir, 2 runs, gets hold of the cut shot this time and guides the ball past point

18.4

Miyaji to Shabbir, 1 run, duts the ball again but its closer to the cover sweeper. Only a single

18.5

Miyaji to Tittlemier, 1 run, gets on the back foot and cuts the ball to the cover sweeper again

18.6

Miyaji to Shabbir, 1 run, cuts the ball to the coer sweeper again. 3 now needed off the final over.

End of over 19 (5 runs) Canada Women 95/5 (3 runs required from 6 balls, RR: 5.00, RRR: 3.00)
D Shabbir    32* (29b 3x4)      S Miyaji    4-0-19-0
S Tittlemier    10* (16b)      S Kubota    4-0-31-1

19.1

Ota to Shabbir, 1 no ball, full toss to high down legside.

19.1

Ota to Shabbir, FOUR, its driven through mid-on and the fielders cant stop it. It races to the rope. Canada win!

Canada win this game by 5 wickets. It was very clever batting from Canada and their experience showed in the end. So Canada end the group stages on 2 points. Thailand get the wooden spoon. Shabbir has just been named player of the match. Top scoring in Canada's innings with a very composed 36.

Its not the end for these two teams in the competition. Both of these teams will be in action on Monday in the semi-finals of the Shield competition. Canand will play Thailand. Zimbabwe will play Japan.

So that just leaves me to thank you you for following my coverage today. This is Justin Smyth saying goodbye from a sunny Hills ground.

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