ICC Women's World Twenty20 Qualifier, 2013 / Commentary

ICC Women's World Twenty20 Qualifier - 12th match, Group B

Ireland Women v Sri Lanka Women

Sri Lanka Women won by 8 wickets (with 31 balls remaining)

Welcome to ESPNcricinfo's continuing coverage of the Women's World T20 Qualifiers. This clash sees the hosts Ireland up against Sri Lanka. Both sides have won their opening two games and are in the semi finals. But a win today would mean topping the group and (on paper at least) an easier semi final pairing.

The weather here is sunny and while we had a delay in the other game this morning for a wet outfield we will be off on time for this game.

0.1

Kaushalya to Shillington, no run

0.2

Kaushalya to Shillington, no run

0.3

Kaushalya to Shillington, no run

0.4

Kaushalya to Shillington, no run

0.5

Kaushalya to Shillington, no run

0.6

Kaushalya to Shillington, 1 run

End of over 1 (1 run) Ireland Women 1/0
CMA Shillington    1* (6b)      LE Kaushalya    1-0-1-0
IMHC Joyce    0* (0b)     

1.1

Weerakkody to Shillington, OUT, and the woman in form is gone, plays the wrong line to that one and her middle stump is hit

CMA Shillington b Weerakkody 1 (4m 7b 0x4 0x6) SR: 14.28

1.2

Weerakkody to CNIM Joyce, no run, punched out to point

1.3

Weerakkody to CNIM Joyce, OUT, and a second one in the over, tries to turn it leg side and the middle stump is struck again

CNIM Joyce b Weerakkody 0 (1m 2b 0x4 0x6) SR: 0.00

1.4

Weerakkody to Garth, no run, just passes the outside edge

1.5

Weerakkody to Garth, no run

1.6

Weerakkody to Garth, no run, turned directly to midwicket, great over

End of over 2 (wicket maiden) Ireland Women 1/2
KJ Garth    0* (3b)      SS Weerakkody    1-1-0-2
IMHC Joyce    0* (0b)      LE Kaushalya    1-0-1-0

2.1

Kaushalya to IMHC Joyce, 1 run, flicked past square leg for a single

2.2

Kaushalya to Garth, no run, defended back to the bowler

2.3

Kaushalya to Garth, 2 runs, pushed towards cover and a misfield allows a couple

2.4

Kaushalya to Garth, no run, misses with a waft outside off stump

2.5

Kaushalya to Garth, 1 run, steered down to third man

2.6

Kaushalya to IMHC Joyce, OUT, Ireland in real trouble here, struck on the pads to a quick delivery and it looked out

IMHC Joyce lbw b Kaushalya 1 (13m 2b 0x4 0x6) SR: 50.00

End of over 3 (4 runs) Ireland Women 5/3
     LE Kaushalya    2-0-5-1
KJ Garth    3* (7b)      SS Weerakkody    1-1-0-2

3.1

Weerakkody to Garth, no run, just flies past the outside edge and through to the keeper

3.2

Weerakkody to Garth, no run, blocked away towards mid-on

3.3

Weerakkody to Garth, no run, play and a miss once again

3.4

Weerakkody to Garth, 2 runs, cut away out to deep point

3.5

Weerakkody to Garth, no run, tries the pull shot but it's only an inside edge onto the pads

3.6

Weerakkody to Garth, no run, flicked towards square leg

End of over 4 (2 runs) Ireland Women 7/3
KJ Garth    5* (13b)      SS Weerakkody    2-1-2-2
MV Waldron    0* (0b)      LE Kaushalya    2-0-5-1

4.1

Kaushalya to Waldron, no run, nudged towards mid-off

4.2

Kaushalya to Waldron, no run, mistimed cut shot to point

4.3

Kaushalya to Waldron, no run, plays the wrong line and the pads are hit, appeal but umpire is unmoved

4.4

Kaushalya to Waldron, no run, punched out to point

4.5

Kaushalya to Waldron, 2 wides, down the leg side and the keeper can't gather

4.5

Kaushalya to Garth, no run, full ball which is well dug out into the off side

4.6

Kaushalya to Garth, no run, cut away but directly to point

End of over 5 (2 runs) Ireland Women 9/3
KJ Garth    5* (15b)      LE Kaushalya    3-0-7-1
MV Waldron    0* (4b)      SS Weerakkody    2-1-2-2

5.1

Weerakkody to Waldron, no run, defended towards mid-on

5.2

Weerakkody to Waldron, no run, pushed into the covers

5.3

Weerakkody to Waldron, no run, another lbw appeal, looked a touch high perhaps

5.4

Weerakkody to Waldron, no run, turned directly to midwicket

5.5

Weerakkody to Waldron, 1 run, quick single taken to mid-on, direct hit but the dive means she's home

5.6

Weerakkody to Garth, no run, defended back to the bowler

End of over 6 (1 run) Ireland Women 10/3
KJ Garth    5* (16b)      SS Weerakkody    3-1-3-2
MV Waldron    1* (9b)      LE Kaushalya    3-0-7-1

6.1

Seneviratna to Waldron, no run, played out to point

6.2

Seneviratna to Waldron, no run, driven firmly to point once again

6.3

Seneviratna to Waldron, no run, misses with the cut shot

6.4

Seneviratna to Waldron, 1 run, driven just wide of mid-off

6.5

Seneviratna to Garth, no run, turned into the leg side

6.6

Seneviratna to Garth, 1 run, pushed just in front of point

End of over 7 (2 runs) Ireland Women 12/3
KJ Garth    6* (18b)      CR Seneviratna    1-0-2-0
MV Waldron    2* (13b)      SS Weerakkody    3-1-3-2

7.1

Gunaratne to Garth, no run, cut away but directly to point

7.2

Gunaratne to Garth, no run, dabbed away and out to point once again

7.3

Gunaratne to Garth, 1 run, misfield by the fielder at point allows the single

7.4

Gunaratne to Waldron, 1 run, edged but wide of first slip

7.5

Gunaratne to Garth, no run, misses to a widish delivery

7.6

Gunaratne to Garth, 1 run, wristy flick to deep square leg

End of over 8 (3 runs) Ireland Women 15/3
KJ Garth    8* (23b)      HHC Gunaratne    1-0-3-0
MV Waldron    3* (14b)      CR Seneviratna    1-0-2-0

8.1

Seneviratna to Garth, 1 run, well stopped by point to prevent more runs

8.2

Seneviratna to Waldron, no run, inside edge onto the pads

8.3

Seneviratna to Waldron, 1 run, pushed down to long-on

8.4

Seneviratna to Garth, no run, cut away backward of point

8.5

Seneviratna to Garth, no run, turned directly to the fielder at midwicket

8.6

Seneviratna to Garth, 1 run, punched through extra cover

End of over 9 (3 runs) Ireland Women 18/3
KJ Garth    10* (27b)      CR Seneviratna    2-0-5-0
MV Waldron    4* (16b)      HHC Gunaratne    1-0-3-0

9.1

Gunaratne to Garth, no run, just passes the outside edge

9.2

Gunaratne to Garth, 1 run, guided down to third man for the single

9.3

Gunaratne to Waldron, 1 run, flicked to mid-on and they run a quick one

9.4

Gunaratne to Garth, no run, edged but drops well before first slip

9.5

Gunaratne to Garth, 1 run, turned through a vacant midwicket region

9.6

Gunaratne to Waldron, no run, defended back to the bowler

End of over 10 (3 runs) Ireland Women 21/3
MV Waldron    5* (18b)      HHC Gunaratne    2-0-6-0
KJ Garth    12* (31b)      CR Seneviratna    2-0-5-0

10.1

Siriwardene to Garth, no run, kept a bit low, flicked to square leg

10.2

Siriwardene to Garth, no run, pushed out to point

10.3

Siriwardene to Garth, no run, turned uppishly towards midwicket, drops short

10.4

Siriwardene to Garth, no run, driven to mid-off

10.5

Siriwardene to Garth, no run, comes down the pitch and defends

10.6

Siriwardene to Garth, no run, cut away but to point and a maiden

End of over 11 (maiden) Ireland Women 21/3
KJ Garth    12* (37b)      HASD Siriwardene    1-1-0-0
MV Waldron    5* (18b)      HHC Gunaratne    2-0-6-0

11.1

Gunaratne to Waldron, OUT, pressure finally tells and she comes down the wicket but is deceived by the spin and the keeper completes a simple stumping

MV Waldron st †Surangika b Gunaratne 4 (29m 19b 0x4 0x6) SR: 21.05

11.2

Gunaratne to Richardson, no run, defended back to the bowler

11.3

Gunaratne to Richardson, OUT

KJ Garth run out 12 (38m 37b 0x4 0x6) SR: 32.43

One of those unfortunate dismissals where the bowler trying a stop deflects it on to the stumps and Garth was short of her ground

11.4

Gunaratne to Richardson, FOUR, hammers it straight down the ground for the first boundary

11.5

Gunaratne to Richardson, no run, misses with a slog sweep, appeal for an edge, nothing given

11.6

Gunaratne to Richardson, no run, appeal for a stumping looked like she just had her foot back in time

End of over 12 (4 runs) Ireland Women 25/5
EAJ Richardson    4* (5b 1x4)      HHC Gunaratne    3-0-10-1
L Delany    0* (0b)      HASD Siriwardene    1-1-0-0

12.1

Siriwardene to Delany, no run, pushed into the covers

12.2

Siriwardene to Delany, 1 run, steered towards third man

12.3

Siriwardene to Richardson, no run, dabbed out to point

12.4

Siriwardene to Richardson, OUT, tries the cut shot but only finds the inside edge of the bat which goes on to her pads and then hits the stumps

EAJ Richardson b Siriwardene 4 (7m 7b 1x4 0x6) SR: 57.14

12.5

Siriwardene to Scott-Hayward, 1 run, quick single taken in the off side

12.6

Siriwardene to Delany, no run, driven to extra cover

End of over 13 (2 runs) Ireland Women 27/6
L Delany    1* (3b)      HASD Siriwardene    2-1-2-1
MEMO Scott-Hayward    1* (1b)      HHC Gunaratne    3-0-10-1

13.1

Gunaratne to Scott-Hayward, no run

13.2

Gunaratne to Scott-Hayward, no run, hit hard back to the bowler and it's dropped

13.3

Gunaratne to Scott-Hayward, 1 run, flicked towards midwicket for a single

13.4

Gunaratne to Delany, 2 runs, punched through the covers and long-off comes round to field

13.5

Gunaratne to Delany, 1 run, hacked away to the sweeper

13.6

Gunaratne to Scott-Hayward, no run, comes down the pitch but can only play it to the fielder at midwicket

End of over 14 (4 runs) Ireland Women 31/6
MEMO Scott-Hayward    2* (5b)      HHC Gunaratne    4-0-14-1
L Delany    4* (5b)      HASD Siriwardene    2-1-2-1

14.1

Siriwardene to Delany, 1 run, pushed past extra cover for a single

14.2

Siriwardene to Scott-Hayward, 1 run, uppishly played to long-on

14.3

Siriwardene to Delany, 1 run, quick single taken in the leg side, poor throw scuppers chance of run out

14.4

Siriwardene to Scott-Hayward, 1 run, OUT

MEMO Scott-Hayward run out 4 (6m 7b 0x4 0x6) SR: 57.14

14.5

Siriwardene to O'Reilly, 1 run

14.6

Siriwardene to Delany, OUT, comes down the pitch but misses it completely and the top of middle stump is hit

L Delany b Siriwardene 6 (13m 8b 0x4 0x6) SR: 75.00

End of over 15 (5 runs) Ireland Women 36/8
     HASD Siriwardene    3-1-7-2
LK O'Reilly    1* (1b)      HHC Gunaratne    4-0-14-1

15.1

Seneviratna to O'Reilly, no run, mis-timed pull into the leg side

15.2

Seneviratna to O'Reilly, 2 runs, flicked behind square and O'Reilly is just home for the second

15.3

Seneviratna to O'Reilly, no run, turned directly to midwicket, non striker almost run out

15.4

Seneviratna to O'Reilly, no run

15.5

Seneviratna to O'Reilly, no run, batswoman comes charging down the track, poor throw means she's not run out

15.6

Seneviratna to O'Reilly, 1 run, OUT

LK O'Reilly run out 4 (4m 7b 0x4 0x6) SR: 57.14

More poor running from Ireland, never a second to backward square leg there

End of over 16 (3 runs) Ireland Women 39/8
     CR Seneviratna    3-0-8-0
LN McCarthy    0* (0b)      HASD Siriwardene    3-1-7-2

16.1

Siriwardene to McCarthy, no run, defended towards point

16.2

Siriwardene to McCarthy, 1 run, flicked behind square

16.3

Siriwardene to Tice, no run, defended back to the bowler

16.4

Siriwardene to Tice, 1 run, played towards long-on

16.5

Siriwardene to McCarthy, 1 run, pushed down to long-on again

16.6

Siriwardene to Tice, 1 run, punched out to the sweeper

End of over 17 (4 runs) Ireland Women 43/9
EJ Tice    2* (3b)      HASD Siriwardene    4-1-11-2
LN McCarthy    2* (3b)      CR Seneviratna    3-0-8-0

17.1

Dolawatte to Tice, no run

17.2

Dolawatte to Tice, no run, pushed back to the bowler

17.3

Dolawatte to Tice, 1 run, top edge which somehow evades the keeper and they scramble a run

17.4

Dolawatte to McCarthy, 1 run, hacked away past extra cover

17.5

Dolawatte to Tice, 1 run, quick single to midwicket

17.6

Dolawatte to McCarthy, 1 run, hammered down to long-on

End of over 18 (4 runs) Ireland Women 47/9
LN McCarthy    4* (5b)      SK Dolawatte    1-0-4-0
EJ Tice    4* (7b)      HASD Siriwardene    4-1-11-2

18.1

Kaushalya to McCarthy, 1 leg bye, goes fine off the pads, the fielder is up but she can't hit the stumps which would have been the last wicket

18.2

Kaushalya to Tice, no run, defended into the off side

18.3

Kaushalya to Tice, FOUR, skillful wristy flick to deep backward square leg, only the second boundary of the innings

18.4

Kaushalya to Tice, no run, pushed at this one but can't connect, through to the keeper

18.5

Kaushalya to Tice, 1 run, driven firmly to long-on

18.6

Kaushalya to McCarthy, 1 run, thick edge down to third man

End of over 19 (7 runs) Ireland Women 54/9
LN McCarthy    5* (7b)      LE Kaushalya    4-0-13-1
EJ Tice    9* (11b 1x4)      SK Dolawatte    1-0-4-0

19.1

Weerakkody to McCarthy, 1 run, quick single taken to mid-on

19.2

Weerakkody to Tice, 1 run, pulled through the vacant midwicket region

19.3

Weerakkody to McCarthy, 1 run, flicked in the air towards cow corner, lands well safe

19.4

Weerakkody to Tice, no run, pulled to the fielder who is at midwicket now, non-striker is almost run out

19.5

Weerakkody to Tice, FOUR, brilliant ramp shot to the fine-leg boundary, the sizable crowd here enjoyed that

19.6

Weerakkody to Tice, 1 leg bye, off the pads and while the batter is sent back there is an overthrow to end the game

So a pretty dismal batting effort from Ireland, the last wicket stand aside. The Sri Lankan bowling steamroller continues though as they have bowled out their opponents for 44,21 and 62 respectively. Join us in 15 minutes to see if they can chase this small total down.

End of over 20 (8 runs) Ireland Women 62/9
EJ Tice    14* (15b 2x4)      SS Weerakkody    4-1-10-2
LN McCarthy    7* (9b)      LE Kaushalya    4-0-13-1
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Jul 27, 2013

Sripali Weerakkody is congratulated by her team-mates, Ireland Women v Sri Lanka Women, ICC Women's World T20 Qualifiers, Group B, Dublin, July 27, 2013

Sripali Weerakkody is congratulated by her team-mates

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