ICC Women's World Twenty20 Qualifier, 2013 / Commentary

ICC Women's World Twenty20 Qualifier - 1st semi final

Japan Women v Zimbabwe Women

Zimbabwe Women won by 3 wickets (with 24 balls remaining)

Good morning and welcome to day 4 of the Women World T20 Qualifiers here in Dublin. My name is Justin Smyth and im going to be bringing you ball by ball coverage of the games today. Its semi-final time with the top two teams in the groups playing against each other. Each of them still have a chance of reaching the Women's T20 in Bangladesh.

The bottom two teams in each group and going to be competing for the shield. These are the games that are going to be played here at Malahide just outside Dublin. There has been alot of rain in Dublin in the last 24 hours and the forecast today isnt great. So we might have delays at some point.

The news from the middle is that Zimbabwe have won the toss and will bowl Team news is that Zimbabwe have made 3 changes to their team from the last game. With Mujaji, Mlilo and Mayers dropping out. With Granger, Musonda and Tshuma coming in. There is only one change for Japan. Suda coming in for Kobayashi.

0.1

Saili to Yamamoto, no run, good length ball defended into the covers to start

0.2

Saili to Yamamoto, no run, gets a thick edge and it goes down to point

0.3

Saili to Yamamoto, 1 wide, down legside and its called a wide

0.3

Saili to Yamamoto, FOUR, gets an outside edge which goes between the keeper and first slip.

0.4

Saili to Yamamoto, no run, looks to drive the ball into the covers and misses the ball. It goes through to the keeper

0.5

Saili to Yamamoto, no run, gets in line and the ball swings out. It goes through to the keeper

0.6

Saili to Yamamoto, no run, looks to play a cut shot and the ball bounces to high. Through to the keeper

End of over 1 (5 runs) Japan Women 5/0
M Yamamoto    4* (6b 1x4)      HS Saili    1-0-5-0
C Sakamoto    0* (0b)     

1.1

Granger to Sakamoto, no run, spins between the bat and the stumps

1.2

Granger to Sakamoto, OUT, looks to hit the ball through the covers. She misses and the stumps are splattered. Good start for Granger.

C Sakamoto b Granger 0 (2b 0x4 0x6) SR: 0.00

1.3

Granger to Miyaji, no run, gets forward and plays the ball into the off-side

1.4

Granger to Miyaji, no run, looks to cut a wide ball but misses. Goes through to the keeper

1.5

Granger to Miyaji, no run, gets forward to the ball and smothers the spin.

1.6

Granger to Miyaji, no run, gets forward and there is an inside edge onto the pad. The bowler runs and fields

End of over 2 (wicket maiden) Japan Women 5/1
S Miyaji    0* (4b)      T Granger    1-1-0-1
M Yamamoto    4* (6b 1x4)      HS Saili    1-0-5-0

2.1

Saili to Yamamoto, no run, good length ball that Yamamoto gets in line and defends

2.2

Saili to Yamamoto, no run, gets hit on the pads trying to clip the ball to square leg. No appeal as it was going down the legside

2.3

Saili to Yamamoto, OUT, goes back in the crease and chops the ball onto the stumps. Thats both openers gone for Japan

M Yamamoto b Saili 4 (9b 1x4 0x6) SR: 44.44

2.4

Saili to Ota, 1 wide, down legside and the keeper does well to stop the ball

2.4

Saili to Ota, no run, outside offstump and left alone by Ota

2.5

Saili to Ota, no run, pops the ball up in the air and lands just in front of point. Unlucky not to get another wicket there

2.6

Saili to Ota, no run, outside offstump and its defended back to the bowler

End of over 3 (1 run) Japan Women 6/2
K Ota    0* (3b)      HS Saili    2-0-6-1
S Miyaji    0* (4b)      T Granger    1-1-0-1

3.1

Granger to Miyaji, no run, goes back and looks to cut the ball. Its through her before she plays the shit

3.2

Granger to Miyaji, no run, loops the ball up and its defended

3.3

Granger to Miyaji, no run, gets forward and defends the ball to point

3.4

Granger to Miyaji, no run, short and wide of offstump, could have been called a wide there

3.5

Granger to Miyaji, 2 wides, goes down the legside and the keeper cant gather

3.5

Granger to Ota, no run, clipped down to square leg and they decline the run

3.6

Granger to Ota, no run, gets an inside edge onto the pad and it goes to short fine leg

End of over 4 (2 runs) Japan Women 8/2
K Ota    0* (5b)      T Granger    2-1-2-1
S Miyaji    0* (8b)      HS Saili    2-0-6-1

4.1

Marange to Miyaji, no run, gets forward and drives the ball up to mid-on

4.2

Marange to Miyaji, no run, looks to play the late cut but misses the ball again

4.3

Marange to Miyaji, no run, its going down legside and she looks to play a sweep shot. She misses and it goes into her pads

4.4

Marange to Miyaji, no run, knocked to short mid-wicket

4.5

Marange to Miyaji, no run, goes back in the crease and defends

4.6

Marange to Miyaji, no run, goes down the pitch and mis-times the ball to short mid-wicket. Thats a maiden

End of over 5 (maiden) Japan Women 8/2
S Miyaji    0* (14b)      P Marange    1-1-0-0
K Ota    0* (5b)      T Granger    2-1-2-1

5.1

Granger to Ota, no run, gets an inside edge down to short fine leg. The bowler has her head in her hands

5.2

Granger to Ota, no run, outside offstump and its missed

5.3

Granger to Ota, 1 run, gets an inside edge down to square leg and the keeper runs and fields

5.4

Granger to Miyaji, 1 run, hits the ball past short mid-wicket

5.5

Granger to Ota, no run, hits the ball to short mid-wicket and sets off. Gets sent back

5.6

Granger to Ota, no run, hits the ball straight to short mid-wicket

End of over 6 (2 runs) Japan Women 10/2
K Ota    1* (10b)      T Granger    3-1-4-1
S Miyaji    1* (15b)      P Marange    1-1-0-0

6.1

Marange to Miyaji, no run, comes forward and hits back past the bowler. Burdett runs from mid-off to field

6.2

Marange to Miyaji, 1 run, hits the ball in the air to square leg and it lands safe

6.3

Marange to Ota, no run, looks to cut the ball again and misses

6.4

Marange to Ota, 1 run, turned the ball down to short fine leg. Its a good shot

6.5

Marange to Miyaji, 1 run, dropped. Hits the ball straight to short extra cover and she drops an easy catch

6.6

Marange to Ota, 1 run, clipped down through fine leg and the keeper cant stop it

End of over 7 (4 runs) Japan Women 14/2
K Ota    3* (13b)      P Marange    2-1-4-0
S Miyaji    3* (18b)      T Granger    3-1-4-1

7.1

Granger to Ota, no run, looped up and hit to short mid-wicket

7.2

Granger to Ota, 1 wide, down legside and its a wide called by Umpire Smith

7.2

Granger to Ota, 1 wide, too far outside offstump this time

7.2

Granger to Ota, 3 wides, down legside and the keeper didnt gather it

7.2

Granger to Ota, 1 run, turned through square leg for an easy single

7.3

Granger to Miyaji, no run, goes for a swing and a miss outside offstump

7.4

Granger to Miyaji, 2 byes, goes for a swing and the ball spins past the stumps. The keeper cant gather the ball

7.5

Granger to Miyaji, no run, mistimes the ball to short mid-wicket

7.6

Granger to Miyaji, FOUR, swings across the line and the ball flies to the deep square leg boundary. Great shot from MIyaji.

End of over 8 (12 runs) Japan Women 26/2
S Miyaji    7* (22b 1x4)      T Granger    4-1-14-1
K Ota    4* (15b)      P Marange    2-1-4-0

8.1

Marange to Ota, 1 run, drops the ball in front of mid-wicket and they run quickly to get the single

8.2

Marange to Miyaji, 1 run, pulls the ball to deep mid-wicket

8.3

Marange to Ota, 1 run, pops the ball in front of extra cover and its another easy single

8.4

Marange to Miyaji, 1 run, pulled down to short fine leg. Ota set off for the run straight away and its an easy single

8.5

Marange to Ota, 1 run, clipped through square leg. Turning over the strike well here

8.6

Marange to Miyaji, no run, pulled to short mid-wicket to end the over

End of over 9 (5 runs) Japan Women 31/2
S Miyaji    9* (25b 1x4)      P Marange    3-1-9-0
K Ota    7* (18b)      T Granger    4-1-14-1

9.1

Nkomo to Ota, 1 wide, too far outside the offstump to start

9.1

Nkomo to Ota, 1 wide, goes round the wicket and bowls it down legside this time

9.1

Nkomo to Ota, no run, outisde offstump and Ota watches the ball through to the keeper

9.2

Nkomo to Ota, OUT, its a much better line that time and the ball comes back in off the pitch. Ota plays down the wrong line and is bowled

K Ota b Nkomo 7 (20b 0x4 0x6) SR: 35.00

9.3

Musonda to Kubota, no run, outside oofstump and left alone by Kubota

9.4

Musonda to Kubota, no run, gets forward and plays the ball to short extra cover

9.5

Musonda to Kubota, OUT, hits the ball to point and it bounces once before the fielder. Mugeri throws the ball into the keeper and Kubota had gone down the pitch and was out by about 5 yards

S Kubota run out 0 (3b 0x4 0x6) SR: 0.00

9.6

Musonda to Nakayama, no run, hits the ball back to the bowler

End of over 10 (2 runs) Japan Women 33/4
A Nakayama    0* (1b)      M Musonda    0.4-0-0-0
S Miyaji    9* (25b 1x4)      P Marange    3-1-9-0

10.1

Marange to Miyaji, OUT, plays down the wrong line and is bowled. Thats the Japanese skipper gone

S Miyaji b Marange 9 (26b 1x4 0x6) SR: 34.61

10.2

Marange to Kanno, no run, wide outside offstump and its left for the keeper

10.3

Marange to Kanno, no run, gets forward and defends into the legside

10.4

Marange to Kanno, 1 run, gets forward and hits into the covers. A misfield means they get an easy single

10.5

Marange to Nakayama, no run, plays back down the wicket

10.6

Marange to Nakayama, no run, plays the ball back to the bowler

End of over 11 (1 run) Japan Women 34/5
A Nakayama    0* (3b)      P Marange    4-1-10-1
M Kanno    1* (3b)      M Musonda    0.4-0-0-0

11.1

Nkomo to Kanno, no run, outside offstump and through to the keeper

11.2

Nkomo to Kanno, no run, outside offstump and its a swing and a miss

11.3

Nkomo to Kanno, no run, its outside offstump and its a swing and a miss

11.4

Nkomo to Kanno, 1 no ball, its a beamer from the bowler

11.4

Nkomo to Kanno, no run, its wide of offstump and its through to the keeper

11.5

Nkomo to Kanno, 1 wide, down the legside and its called a wide

11.5

Nkomo to Kanno, OUT, its cut in the air at point. Its another sharp bit of fielding from Mugeri

M Kanno c Mugeri b Nkomo 1 (9b 0x4 0x6) SR: 11.11

11.6

Nkomo to Yanagida, no run, gets forward to the ball and gets a thick edge along the ground to slip

End of over 12 (2 runs) Japan Women 36/6
M Yanagida    0* (1b)      J Nkomo    2-0-4-2
A Nakayama    0* (3b)      P Marange    4-1-10-1

12.1

Chatonzwa to Nakayama, no run, outside offsstump and its through to the keeper

12.2

Chatonzwa to Nakayama, no run, wide of offstump and its a missed cut shot

12.3

Chatonzwa to Nakayama, no run, gets forward to the ball and hit back up to the bowler

12.4

Chatonzwa to Nakayama, no run, outside offstump and its another missed shot

12.5

Chatonzwa to Nakayama, 1 run, vut down in front of point and they set off quickly

12.6

Chatonzwa to Yanagida, no run, stays in the crease and hits the ball to cover

End of over 13 (1 run) Japan Women 37/6
M Yanagida    0* (2b)      C Chatonzwa    1-0-1-0
A Nakayama    1* (8b)      J Nkomo    2-0-4-2

13.1

Nkomo to Nakayama, no run, gets forward to the ball and hits to cover

13.2

Nkomo to Nakayama, no run, outside offstump and there is a swing from the batter. She doesnt hit the ball

13.3

Nkomo to Nakayama, 1 run, full toss hit to the right of mid-wicket. She dives well to stop the ball

13.4

Nkomo to Yanagida, no run, shorter ball that is unlucky to get the outside edge

13.5

Nkomo to Yanagida, FOUR, full ball which is driven well through extra cover. Races to the rope

13.6

Nkomo to Yanagida, 4 byes, beats everyone outside offstump and it races to the third man boundary

End of over 14 (9 runs) Japan Women 46/6
M Yanagida    4* (5b 1x4)      J Nkomo    3-0-9-2
A Nakayama    2* (11b)      C Chatonzwa    1-0-1-0

14.1

Chatonzwa to Nakayama, no run, tunred to short mid-wicket

14.2

Chatonzwa to Nakayama, no run, gets to the pitch of the ball and drives to mid-off

14.3

Chatonzwa to Nakayama, no run, goes back in the crease and hits to extra cover

14.4

Chatonzwa to Nakayama, no run, hits the pad and goes down the legside. Gathered well by the keeper

14.5

Chatonzwa to Nakayama, 1 wide, outside the offstump

14.5

Chatonzwa to Nakayama, no run, outisde offstump and missed by the bowler

14.6

Chatonzwa to Nakayama, no run, gets in line and defends the ball back to the bowler

End of over 15 (1 run) Japan Women 47/6
A Nakayama    2* (17b)      C Chatonzwa    2-0-2-0
M Yanagida    4* (5b 1x4)      J Nkomo    3-0-9-2

15.1

Saili to Yanagida, FOUR, gets a bottom edge and the keeper cant gather the ball. It flies to the third man boundary

15.2

Saili to Yanagida, 1 wide, wide outside the offstump

15.2

Saili to Yanagida, no run, its a swing outside the offstump that misses

15.3

Saili to Yanagida, no run, its outside the offstump and through to the keeper

15.4

Saili to Yanagida, no run, its an attempted cut shot that misses

15.5

Saili to Yanagida, no run, full ball outside offstump that is missed by the batter

15.6

Saili to Yanagida, no run, slower ball which is hit to short extra cover

End of over 16 (5 runs) Japan Women 52/6
M Yanagida    8* (11b 2x4)      HS Saili    3-0-11-1
A Nakayama    2* (17b)      C Chatonzwa    2-0-2-0

16.1

Chatonzwa to Nakayama, no run, goes back in the crease and hits the ball to extra cover

16.2

Chatonzwa to Nakayama, no run, outside offstump and through to the keeper

16.3

Chatonzwa to Nakayama, no run, goes for a cut and misses

16.4

Chatonzwa to Nakayama, OUT, clips the ball down to fine leg. The throw comes back in and Yanagida is out by a couple of yards.

M Yanagida run out 8 (11b 2x4 0x6) SR: 72.72

16.5

Chatonzwa to Yamaguchi, no run, played back to the bowler

16.6

Chatonzwa to Yamaguchi, no run, gets down the pitch and defends

End of over 17 (wicket maiden) Japan Women 52/7
E Yamaguchi    0* (2b)      C Chatonzwa    3-1-2-0
A Nakayama    2* (21b)      HS Saili    3-0-11-1

17.1

Saili to Nakayama, OUT, looks to play the ball through the legside. She comes too far across her stumps and is bowled round her legs

A Nakayama b Saili 2 (22b 0x4 0x6) SR: 9.09

17.2

Saili to Suda, OUT, its outside offstump and chops the ball onto her own stumps. Golden duck and the hatrick is on here

A Suda b Saili 0 (1b 0x4 0x6) SR: 0.00

17.3

Saili to Takada, no run, its a slower ball yorker and it dug out well

17.4

Saili to Takada, no run, gets forward and guides the ball to point

17.5

Saili to Takada, FOUR, gets an inside edge past fine leg. It races down the hill and it races to the rope

17.6

Saili to Takada, no run, gets the bat forward and it takes a thick outside edge to point

End of over 18 (4 runs) Japan Women 56/9
M Takada    4* (4b 1x4)      HS Saili    4-0-15-3
E Yamaguchi    0* (2b)      C Chatonzwa    3-1-2-0

18.1

Chatonzwa to Yamaguchi, 1 run, hits the ball in the air just to the bowler left. Mid-on fields

18.2

Chatonzwa to Takada, no run, played into the legside and straight to the fielder

18.3

Chatonzwa to Takada, 1 run, guides the ball down to short third man

18.4

Chatonzwa to Yamaguchi, OUT, its hit in the air to cover and Ndiraya takes an easy catch.

E Yamaguchi c Ndiraya b Chatonzwa 1 (4b 0x4 0x6) SR: 25.00

Japan have managed to get to 58 without any of their players getting into double figures. Top scorer in this innings was Extras. Although i doubt that Zimbabwe will be happy with the 14 wides that they gave away. Please join me in 15 minutes when Zimbabwe will be chasing 59 to win and get a place in the shield final.

Match State: Innings Break

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