ICC World Twenty20, 2nd Match, Group B: Australia v Ireland at Colombo (RPS), Sep 19, 2012
ICC World Twenty20 - 2nd match, Group B
Australia won by 7 wickets (with 29 balls remaining)
Played at R Premadasa Stadium, Colombo (neutral venue)
19 September 2012 - day/night match (20-over match)
3.5

Starc to NJ O'Brien, no run, short of a length outside off, nice carry to the keeper as O'Brien pulls his bat inside the line

3.6

Starc to NJ O'Brien, no run, left alone outside off

Ireland 16/2   NJ O'Brien 0* (2b)
5.1

Maxwell to NJ O'Brien, no run, round the wicket, full on off stump, driven to extra cover

5.2

Maxwell to NJ O'Brien, 1 run, Drifts into middle and leg, flicked along the ground in front of square leg

Ireland 25/2   NJ O'Brien 1* (4b)
6.1

Christian to NJ O'Brien, no run, full on middle and off, bustling medium pace, driven to the covers

6.2

Christian to NJ O'Brien, 2 runs, width outside off, goes for a booming drive and it comes off an inside edge past the stumps and a diving Matthew Wade

6.3

Christian to NJ O'Brien, 1 run, nicely played, outside off again and he whips it through the leg side with a strong bottom hand

6.6

Christian to NJ O'Brien, no run, slash and a miss outside off as he is given some width

Ireland 33/3   NJ O'Brien 4* (8b)
7.5

Hogg to NJ O'Brien, 2 runs, swept from around off stump, gets it through short fine-leg but the fielders in the deep are quick

7.6

Hogg to NJ O'Brien, no run, very full outside off, squeezed out square to the off side towards point...Ireland not going anywhere at the moment

Ireland 36/4   NJ O'Brien 6* (10b)
8.2

Watson to NJ O'Brien, 1 run, short and wide outside off but it only costs a single as Niall cuts down to third man

8.6

Watson to NJ O'Brien, no run, strangled appeal for lbw as Niall plays across the line of a full delivery but it pitched outside leg stump...still, another economical over for Australia

Ireland 41/4   NJ O'Brien 7* (12b)
9.5

Hogg to NJ O'Brien, 2 runs, swept firmly from off stump through square leg and placed well enough for a second

9.6

Hogg to NJ O'Brien, no run, goes to drive through the off side and it skews off the inside edge into his boot

Ireland 46/4   NJ O'Brien 9* (14b)
10.2

Maxwell to NJ O'Brien, no run, round the wicket, tossed up slowly, Niall pushes forward and it almost loops back to the bowler

10.3

Maxwell to NJ O'Brien, 1 run, short on leg stump, swept around the corner to short fine-leg

10.5

Maxwell to NJ O'Brien, FOUR, swept strongly from outside off and a rare boundary for Ireland as he picks the gap between deep square and deep midwicket

10.6

Maxwell to NJ O'Brien, no run, this time he misses the sweep, Wade whips off the bails but the back foot is firmly planted

Ireland 53/4   NJ O'Brien 14* (18b 1x4)
11.6

Hogg to NJ O'Brien, no run, turns into Niall which cramps him for room as he tries to find a gap in the off side but it ends up going to point

Ireland 62/4   NJ O'Brien 14* (19b 1x4)
13.2

Starc to NJ O'Brien, 1 run, full on off stump, heaved down the ground to long-off

13.5

Starc to NJ O'Brien, 1 run, full at leg stump, Niall gives himself some room and drills it straight down the ground but mid-on is able to run around

Ireland 77/4   NJ O'Brien 16* (21b 1x4)
14.1

Watson to NJ O'Brien, FOUR, that's a bonus boundary, takes the outside edge from Niall as he tries to run to third man...it pitches in front of Wade and takes an awful bounce over his head down. Time for a helmet?

14.2

Watson to NJ O'Brien, no run, worked to the leg side

14.3

Watson to NJ O'Brien, OUT, that's the end of that. A full ball, perhaps a slower delivery, Niall aims to swing it through the leg side in the slog-sweep position and misses

NJ O'Brien b Watson 20 (47m 24b 2x4 0x6) SR: 83.33

Ireland 85/5   NJ O'Brien 20 (24b 2x4)
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