ICC Women's World Twenty20 Qualifier, 2013 / Commentary

Good morning and welcome to coverage of Day 5 of the Womens World T20 Qualifiers here in Dublin. My name is Justin Smyth and im going to be bringing you coverage of todays game. We have reached finals day today with Pakistan and Sri Lanka competing in the final. The weather this morning is better then we expected. The forecast was for rain, rain and more rain today. The great news is that it isnt raining and we should be getting off on time today.

Both Pakistan and Sri Lanka have sailed through to the finals quite easily. They are both unbeaten and have been a class above the other teams. So today should be a very exciting game.

The news from the middle is that Sri Lanka have won the toss and are batting. The covers are now being completely taken of the YMCA ground here. Hopefully we will have some team news soon.

Sorry Sri lanka are bowling not batting.

Pakistain are unchanged from the semi-final. There is only one change for Sri Lanka with Ranasinghe dropping out.

0.1

Kaushalya to Nahida Khan, no run, gets forward and hits to extra cover

0.2

Kaushalya to Nahida Khan, no run, gets forward and drives the ball up toi mid-wicket

0.3

Kaushalya to Nahida Khan, 1 leg bye, goes down to square leg and the keeper has to run and field

0.4

Kaushalya to Javeria Khan, no run, good fast ball that gets alot of bounce. Suprised the batter there on the way through to the keeper

0.5

Kaushalya to Javeria Khan, no run, stays in the crease and guides the ball down to point

0.6

Kaushalya to Javeria Khan, no run, its a ball outside offstump. Its a swing and a miss from Javeria.

End of over 1 (1 run, maiden) Pakistan Women 1/0
Javeria Khan    0* (3b)      LE Kaushalya    1-1-0-0
Nahida Khan    0* (3b)     

1.1

Weerakkody to Nahida Khan, 1 run, played in front of point and its an easy single

1.2

Weerakkody to Javeria Khan, 1 leg bye, hits the pad and goes down to square leg

1.3

Weerakkody to Nahida Khan, 2 wides, goes down the legside and the keeper cant stop it

1.3

Weerakkody to Javeria Khan, no run, outside offstump and misses with a late cut

1.4

Weerakkody to Javeria Khan, FOUR, its outside offstump and Javeria goes down on one knee and drives the ball square on the offside. Great shot there

1.5

Weerakkody to Javeria Khan, FOUR, hits the ball high in the air over the top of extra cover. It races to the rope.

1.6

Weerakkody to Javeria Khan, 1 run, drops the ball down in front of backward point and they set off straight away for the single. Great over there for Pakistan.

End of over 2 (13 runs) Pakistan Women 14/0
Javeria Khan    9* (8b 2x4)      SS Weerakkody    1-0-12-0
Nahida Khan    1* (4b)      LE Kaushalya    1-1-0-0

2.1

Kaushalya to Javeria Khan, no run, stays in the crease and cuts the ball to cover. No chance of a run there.

2.2

Kaushalya to Javeria Khan, 1 run, guides the ball to the left of extra cover

2.3

Kaushalya to Nahida Khan, no run, goes on the front foot and cuts the ball to backward point

2.4

Kaushalya to Nahida Khan, FOUR, its short down the legside and pulled to the long leg boundary. Fantastic shot there by Nahida.

2.5

Kaushalya to Nahida Khan, no run, good length ball which is defended into the covers

2.6

Kaushalya to Nahida Khan, 1 run, hits the ball to mid-wicket and they set off straight away. The throw comes in it just misses at the non-strikers end.

End of over 3 (6 runs) Pakistan Women 20/0
Nahida Khan    6* (8b 1x4)      LE Kaushalya    2-1-6-0
Javeria Khan    10* (10b 2x4)      SS Weerakkody    1-0-12-0

3.1

Prabodhani to Nahida Khan, no run, good length ball hit back up to mid-on and there is no run

3.2

Prabodhani to Nahida Khan, 1 run, looks to drive the ball up to mid-off. Doesnt time it and the keeper has to run to point to field

3.3

Prabodhani to Javeria Khan, 1 run, gets an inside edge onto the pads. It goes into the legside and they set off for a risky single. The throw is at the non-strikers end but it misses

3.4

Prabodhani to Nahida Khan, no run, gets in line and knocks the ball back down the pitch to the bowler

3.5

Prabodhani to Nahida Khan, no run, guides the ball to backward point and there is no run

3.6

Prabodhani to Nahida Khan, no run, gets forward and mistimes the ball back down the pitch to the bowler

End of over 4 (2 runs) Pakistan Women 22/0
Nahida Khan    7* (13b 1x4)      KDU Prabodhani    1-0-2-0
Javeria Khan    11* (11b 2x4)      LE Kaushalya    2-1-6-0

4.1

Gunaratne to Javeria Khan, no run, full ball hit out to extra cover

4.2

Gunaratne to Javeria Khan, no run, hits the pads but goes down the legside

4.3

Gunaratne to Javeria Khan, OUT, its wide of offstump and Javeria takes a good catch at point. First wicket down

Javeria Khan c Mendis b Gunaratne 11 (14b 2x4 0x6) SR: 78.57

4.4

Gunaratne to Nain Abidi, no run, gets forward to the ball and defends it back to the bowler

4.5

Gunaratne to Nain Abidi, no run, get a big step down the pitch and defends

4.6

Gunaratne to Nain Abidi, no run, gets down the pitch again and defends. Thats a wicket maiden for Gunaratne.

End of over 5 (wicket maiden) Pakistan Women 22/1
Nain Abidi    0* (3b)      HHC Gunaratne    1-1-0-1
Nahida Khan    7* (13b 1x4)      KDU Prabodhani    1-0-2-0

5.1

Prabodhani to Nahida Khan, no run, hits the ball back to bowler

5.2

Prabodhani to Nahida Khan, no run, looks to drive the ball forward and is lucky not to get an outside edge

5.3

Prabodhani to Nahida Khan, 1 run, cuts the ball in the air just past point. The cover sweeper runs and fields

5.4

Prabodhani to Nain Abidi, 4 runs, guides the ball past short leg. She races back to the rope to stop the boundary. They still run four anyway

5.5

Prabodhani to Nain Abidi, no run, looks to play the cut and misses

5.6

Prabodhani to Nain Abidi, no run, gets on the front foot and drives the ball to backward point. Straight to the fielder and there is no run

End of over 6 (5 runs) Pakistan Women 27/1
Nain Abidi    4* (6b)      KDU Prabodhani    2-0-7-0
Nahida Khan    8* (16b 1x4)      HHC Gunaratne    1-1-0-1

6.1

Gunaratne to Nahida Khan, no run, gets hit on the pad, as they appeal the throw comes back in and the keeper takes off the bails. Not out though

6.2

Gunaratne to Nahida Khan, OUT, she only lasts one more ball. The ball spins in off the pitch and hits the stumps.

Nahida Khan b Gunaratne 8 (18b 1x4 0x6) SR: 44.44

6.3

Gunaratne to Bismah Maroof, 2 runs, plays the ball into the covers and they get a quick second

6.4

Gunaratne to Bismah Maroof, no run, spins the ball past the outside edge and its through to the keeper

6.5

Gunaratne to Bismah Maroof, no run, again spins the ball past the outside edge and its unlucky not to get the edge

6.6

Gunaratne to Bismah Maroof, no run, hits the ball into the covers and the fielder is on to it quickly to stop the run. She does collide with the keeper but they are both ok.

End of over 7 (2 runs) Pakistan Women 29/2
Bismah Maroof    2* (4b)      HHC Gunaratne    2-1-2-2
Nain Abidi    4* (6b)      KDU Prabodhani    2-0-7-0

7.1

Seneviratna to Nain Abidi, 1 run, cuts the ball to backward point and its a misfield so its an easy run

7.2

Seneviratna to Bismah Maroof, no run, gets hit on the pad but it was going down the legside

7.3

Seneviratna to Bismah Maroof, 2 runs, gets to the pitch of the ball and hits it down to long-on. Its a misfield so they get two

7.4

Seneviratna to Bismah Maroof, 1 run, drops the ball down to backward point. She cant gather it cleanly and its an easy single

7.5

Seneviratna to Nain Abidi, no run, goes for the sweep shot and misses. Gets hit on the pad but the Umpire says no

7.6

Seneviratna to Nain Abidi, 1 run, gets down on one knee and sweeps the ball to deep square leg.

End of over 8 (5 runs) Pakistan Women 34/2
Nain Abidi    6* (9b)      CR Seneviratna    1-0-5-0
Bismah Maroof    5* (7b)      HHC Gunaratne    2-1-2-2

8.1

Gunaratne to Nain Abidi, no run, gets to the pitch of the ball and drives to extra cover

8.2

Gunaratne to Nain Abidi, 1 run, goes down on one knee and hits the ball to short third man

8.3

Gunaratne to Bismah Maroof, 1 run, drives the ball down to long-off

8.4

Gunaratne to Nain Abidi, no run, gets forward and hits the pads

8.5

Gunaratne to Nain Abidi, no run, hits the ball back down the pitch to the bowler

8.6

Gunaratne to Nain Abidi, no run, gets forward and hits back to the bowler

End of over 9 (2 runs) Pakistan Women 36/2
Nain Abidi    7* (14b)      HHC Gunaratne    3-1-4-2
Bismah Maroof    6* (8b)      CR Seneviratna    1-0-5-0

9.1

Seneviratna to Bismah Maroof, no run, gets forward to a full ball and defends

9.2

Seneviratna to Bismah Maroof, 1 run, goes back in the crease and pulls to deep mid-wicket

9.3

Seneviratna to Nain Abidi, 1 run, hits the ball in the air down to long-on

9.4

Seneviratna to Bismah Maroof, 2 runs, comes down the pitch and cuts the ball to point. There is a misfield and they go for the second. Maroof is just home.

9.5

Seneviratna to Bismah Maroof, FOUR, gets forward to the ball and drives down to wide long-off. Thats a fantasic shot.

9.6

Seneviratna to Bismah Maroof, 1 run, cuts the ball to point and they set off for a quick single. The fielder throw to the keeper and they make it home

End of over 10 (9 runs) Pakistan Women 45/2
Bismah Maroof    14* (13b 1x4)      CR Seneviratna    2-0-14-0
Nain Abidi    8* (15b)      HHC Gunaratne    3-1-4-2

10.1

Siriwardene to Bismah Maroof, 1 run, drops the ball into the offside and they run a quick single

10.2

Siriwardene to Nain Abidi, 2 runs, cuts the ball through point and the cover sweeper has to run to her left to field

10.3

Siriwardene to Nain Abidi, no run, get forward to a full ball and hits into the covers

10.4

Siriwardene to Nain Abidi, 2 runs, hits the ball down to long-on. They take on the fielders arm and its good running by Maroof

10.5

Siriwardene to Nain Abidi, no run, hits the ball back up the pitch

10.6

Siriwardene to Nain Abidi, 1 wide, too far outside offstump

10.6

Siriwardene to Nain Abidi, 1 run, guides the ball down to short third man. They run straight away and the fielder misfields under the pressure.

End of over 11 (7 runs) Pakistan Women 52/2
Nain Abidi    13* (20b)      HASD Siriwardene    1-0-7-0
Bismah Maroof    15* (14b 1x4)      CR Seneviratna    2-0-14-0

11.1

Dolawatte to Nain Abidi, 1 run, goes back in the crease and cuts the ball to the cover sweeper

11.2

Dolawatte to Bismah Maroof, 1 run, turned into the vacant square leg area and they run a comfortable single

11.3

Dolawatte to Nain Abidi, 1 run, hits the ball up to long-off

11.4

Dolawatte to Bismah Maroof, 1 run, comes down the pitch and hits the ball past the close fielders down to long-off

11.5

Dolawatte to Nain Abidi, no run, its outside offstump and let go through to the keeper

11.6

Dolawatte to Nain Abidi, 1 run, comes down the pitch and turns the ball into a full toss. Its hit down to long-on

End of over 12 (5 runs) Pakistan Women 57/2
Nain Abidi    16* (24b)      SK Dolawatte    1-0-5-0
Bismah Maroof    17* (16b 1x4)      HASD Siriwardene    1-0-7-0

12.1

Siriwardene to Nain Abidi, 1 run, drives the ball down to deep mid-wicket

12.2

Siriwardene to Bismah Maroof, 1 wide, goes doen the legside and she misses with a pull

12.2

Siriwardene to Bismah Maroof, no run, hits the ball straight to short extra cover. Almost carried there

12.3

Siriwardene to Bismah Maroof, 1 run, plays the reverse sweep down to third man

12.4

Siriwardene to Nain Abidi, 1 run, hits the ball down to deep mid-wicket. There is a misfield but they dont go for the second

12.5

Siriwardene to Bismah Maroof, 2 runs, hits the ball in the air just over the top of short extra cover.

12.6

Siriwardene to Bismah Maroof, 2 runs, another reverse sweep. Goes to the point fielder and its a misfield. So they get a second.

End of over 13 (8 runs) Pakistan Women 65/2
Bismah Maroof    22* (20b 1x4)      HASD Siriwardene    2-0-15-0
Nain Abidi    18* (26b)      SK Dolawatte    1-0-5-0

13.1

Dolawatte to Nain Abidi, 1 run, gets forward and sweeps the ball down to deep square leg

13.2

Dolawatte to Bismah Maroof, 1 run, comes down the pitch and turns it into a full toss. Hit down to long-off

13.3

Dolawatte to Nain Abidi, no run, goes back in the crease and mistimes the ball back to the bowler

13.4

Dolawatte to Nain Abidi, 2 runs, goes down early and plays a dil-scoop over the keepers head down to long leg. Cheeky shot there!

13.5

Dolawatte to Nain Abidi, 2 runs, cuts the ball to point. There is a throw at the non-strikers end and the bowler cant stop it. They get an overthrow

13.6

Dolawatte to Nain Abidi, 2 runs, gets forward and cuts the ball down to the cover sweeper. The throw comes in and the keeper cant stop it. They get another overthrow. Sloppy play from Sri Lanka

End of over 14 (8 runs) Pakistan Women 73/2
Nain Abidi    25* (31b)      SK Dolawatte    2-0-13-0
Bismah Maroof    23* (21b 1x4)      HASD Siriwardene    2-0-15-0

14.1

Gunaratne to Bismah Maroof, 1 run, gets to the pitch of the ball and hits it down to long-off

14.2

Gunaratne to Nain Abidi, 1 run, goes back in the crease and hits the ball through the covers

14.3

Gunaratne to Bismah Maroof, no run, goes for a pull shot and doesnt time the ball. It goes nowhere

14.4

Gunaratne to Bismah Maroof, no run, spins the ball past the outside edge and its through to the keeper

14.5

Gunaratne to Bismah Maroof, 1 leg bye, goes for another reverse sweep and doesnt get any bat on it

14.6

Gunaratne to Nain Abidi, 1 run, gets forward and drives the ball to the cover sweeper

End of over 15 (4 runs) Pakistan Women 77/2
Nain Abidi    27* (33b)      HHC Gunaratne    4-1-7-2
Bismah Maroof    24* (25b 1x4)      SK Dolawatte    2-0-13-0

15.1

Prabodhani to Nain Abidi, 1 run, goes back in the crease and pulls the ball through mid-wicket. All the fielders were out on the legside so its an easy run

15.2

Prabodhani to Bismah Maroof, no run, gets through the shot too early and almost pops it back to the bowler

15.3

Prabodhani to Bismah Maroof, 2 runs, strays onto the legstump and its hit down to long leg. Its another misfield and they get the second

15.4

Prabodhani to Bismah Maroof, 1 run, guides the ball through extra cover and the fielder has to run back to stop it.

15.5

Prabodhani to Nain Abidi, 4 byes, goes for another dil-scoop and misses. The keeper cant stop the ball and it races to the ropes

15.6

Prabodhani to Nain Abidi, 1 run, cuts the ball to point and sets off straight away. She dives at the non-strikers end but she was well home

End of over 16 (9 runs) Pakistan Women 86/2
Nain Abidi    29* (36b)      KDU Prabodhani    3-0-12-0
Bismah Maroof    27* (28b 1x4)      HHC Gunaratne    4-1-7-2

16.1

Siriwardene to Nain Abidi, no run, mistimes the drive and it goes back up to the bowler

16.2

Siriwardene to Nain Abidi, 2 runs, goes down early and plays another scoop. Deep square leg has to run along way to field

16.3

Siriwardene to Nain Abidi, 1 run, goes back in the crease and cuts the ball to the cover sweeper

16.4

Siriwardene to Bismah Maroof, 1 run, comes down the pitch and hits the ball on the full down to long-off

16.5

Siriwardene to Nain Abidi, 1 run, gets forward and hits the ball to long-on

16.6

Siriwardene to Bismah Maroof, 2 runs, sets herself for the reverse sweep early. It goes straight to the cover sweeper. There should only have been a single but its a misfield again

End of over 17 (7 runs) Pakistan Women 93/2
Bismah Maroof    30* (30b 1x4)      HASD Siriwardene    3-0-22-0
Nain Abidi    33* (40b)      KDU Prabodhani    3-0-12-0

17.1

Seneviratna to Nain Abidi, no run, goes for another scoop and she only edges the ball onto her helmet

17.2

Seneviratna to Nain Abidi, 2 runs, hits the ball high into the legside and lands safe at deep square leg

17.3

Seneviratna to Nain Abidi, 1 run, guides the ball past point and its a single only

17.4

Seneviratna to Bismah Maroof, 1 run, comes dwon the pitch and hits up to mid-on

Bad news from the middle. The rain that has been drizzling has started coming down heavier and the Umpires are taking the players off.

Match State: Delay - rain

11.45am The good news is the rain has stopped and the covers are coming off. The Umpires have just confirmed that play will begin in 10 minutes. we havent lost any overs yet because in the final we have an hour before we start losing time.

17.5

Seneviratna to Nain Abidi, FOUR, its outside the offstump and cut hard past point. The sweeper couldnt stop it

17.6

Seneviratna to Nain Abidi, no run, gets forward and mistimes the ball back to the bowler. Two big overs needed here by Pakistan you feel.

End of over 18 (8 runs) Pakistan Women 101/2
Nain Abidi    40* (45b 1x4)      CR Seneviratna    3-0-22-0
Bismah Maroof    31* (31b 1x4)      HASD Siriwardene    3-0-22-0

18.1

Siriwardene to Bismah Maroof, 1 run, goes down the pitch and hits the ball through the covers

18.2

Siriwardene to Nain Abidi, no run, sets up for the reverse sweep early and misses the ball

18.3

Siriwardene to Nain Abidi, 1 run, drops the ball down into the offside and they run quickly

18.4

Siriwardene to Bismah Maroof, 1 run, gets on the front foot and drives the ball up to long-off

18.5

Siriwardene to Nain Abidi, FOUR, its hit hard through point. The cover sweeper dives but just cant stop the ball

18.6

Siriwardene to Nain Abidi, no run, hits the pad and goes down legside. The bowler appeals but its not out

End of over 19 (7 runs) Pakistan Women 108/2
Nain Abidi    45* (49b 2x4)      HASD Siriwardene    4-0-29-0
Bismah Maroof    33* (33b 1x4)      CR Seneviratna    3-0-22-0

19.1

Seneviratna to Bismah Maroof, 1 run, comes down the pitch and hits the ball up to mid-on

19.2

Seneviratna to Nain Abidi, OUT, she needs to hit the ball over the top. Its hit high in the air and its an easy catch at point

Nain Abidi c Weerakkody b Seneviratna 45 (50b 2x4 0x6) SR: 90.00

19.3

Seneviratna to Bismah Maroof, 1 run, hits the ball in the air down to long-off

19.4

Seneviratna to Nida Dar, 1 run, OUT, drops the ball short and its pulled down to deep mid-wicket. They go for the second and the throw is in to the keeper and she is out by a yard

Nida Dar run out 1 (1b 0x4 0x6) SR: 100.00

19.5

Seneviratna to Qanita Jalil, OUT, goes back in the crease and is bowled

Qanita Jalil b Seneviratna 0 (1b 0x4 0x6) SR: 0.00

19.6

Seneviratna to Iram Javed, 1 leg bye, its hits the pads and goes down to square leg. Pakistan finish on 112

After the rain delay Pakistan finish on 112. So please join me in 15 minutes when Sri Lanka's target is 113.

Match State: Innings Break

Bad news im afraid. The rain has just started here and the covers are being brought on. We still arent losing any overs yet. If we arent playing in 20 minutes the overs will start being lost.

We have just heard from the Umpires that we need to get out playing by 1.26pm or play will be called off today. If it is called off today we will be back tomorrow to try and finish. Match State: Delay - rain

1.00pm The rain has stopped and the Umpires are out in the middle looking at the ground. There has been lots of rain so they must be discussing whether they can dry it all up to get the game started before 1.26pm.

Match State: Delay - due to wet outfield

1.15pm Bad news im afraid. The rain has just deposited too much rain and it will not dry up before the cut off time. So we come back to finish the game at 10.00am tomorrow. So please join me then.

Match State: Stumps

Good morning and welcome again to the game between Pakistan and Sri Lanka. We have had alot of rain last night and it looks like some of it got under the covers. So it looks like we are going to have a delayed start here this morning. When I have some more news I will let you know. Match State: Delay - due to wet outfield

The news from the ground is that we are going to have an inspection at 10.45am, so hopefully will have some more news then.

11.00am Bad news from they ground im afraid. The ground is just too wet and its not drying out so the Umpires have called the game off.

Because the game has finished as a no result both teams are going to share the winners trophy. Im sorry that the weather has beaten us here but thank you for following me over the past couple of days. This is Justin Smyth saying goodbye from a cloudy YMCA ground here in Dublin.

End of over 20 (4 runs) Pakistan Women 112/5
Iram Javed    0* (1b)      CR Seneviratna    4-0-25-2
Bismah Maroof    35* (35b 1x4)      HASD Siriwardene    4-0-29-0
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Aug 1, 2013

Captains Sana Mir and Shashikala Siriwardene shared the qualifier trophy, Pakistan Women v Sri Lanka Women, ICC Women's World Twenty20 Qualifier, final, Dublin, August 1, 2013

Captains Sana Mir and Shashikala Siriwardene shared the qualifier trophy

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Jul 31, 2013

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