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)
7.3

Hogg to KJ O'Brien, no run, full on leg stump, worked to midwicket

7.4

Hogg to KJ O'Brien, 1 run, onto the front foot, pushes gently into the covers

Ireland 34/4   KJ O'Brien 1* (2b)
8.1

Watson to KJ O'Brien, 1 run, this one keeps down a fraction as Kevin is caught on the back foot and gets the bottom of the bat into the leg side

8.3

Watson to KJ O'Brien, no run, that was sharp from Watson. Another bouncer, Kevin went for the pull and there's an appeal from keeper and bowler for a top edge but the umpire not interested

8.4

Watson to KJ O'Brien, 2 runs, nice piece of timing, punched behind square through the off side from the back foot against a short ball outside off...third man makes a good dive and just manages to haul it back. Good work.

8.5

Watson to KJ O'Brien, 1 run, full on the stumps, pushed gently down the ground through mid-on

Ireland 41/4   KJ O'Brien 5* (6b)
9.1

Hogg to KJ O'Brien, 2 runs, pushed across the right hander, he goes down early for the sweep and paddles it through fine leg...Cummins fumbles in the deep

9.2

Hogg to KJ O'Brien, no run, nicely bowled, grips off the surface and takes the outside edge which runs to short third-man

9.3

Hogg to KJ O'Brien, no run, full on the stumps, driven back down the pitch

9.4

Hogg to KJ O'Brien, 1 run, drops a touch short outside off, Kevin onto the back foot and places out to deep cover

Ireland 44/4   KJ O'Brien 8* (10b)
10.1

Maxwell to KJ O'Brien, 1 run, short outside off, sits up and it's driven firmly through the covers

10.4

Maxwell to KJ O'Brien, 1 run, this one doesn't turn, finds the outside edge as Kevin tries to work it away and the ball runs to short third-man

Ireland 49/4   KJ O'Brien 10* (12b)
11.1

Hogg to KJ O'Brien, no run, uses his feet, but well bowled by Hogg as he drags his length a touch shorter and it's pushed to the leg side

11.2

Hogg to KJ O'Brien, no run, can't get this away as he pushes off the back foot to the off side

11.3

Hogg to KJ O'Brien, FOUR, tossed up with a hint of width outside off, Kevin drives firmly and it comes off a thick edge fine of short third-man...O'Brien not reading the variations of Hogg

11.4

Hogg to KJ O'Brien, FOUR, another boundary, a quicker ball outside off which is dragged a touch short and Kevin cuts firmly through the off side to beat deep cover

11.5

Hogg to KJ O'Brien, 1 run, fuller this time, opens the face square into the off side

Ireland 62/4   KJ O'Brien 19* (17b 2x4)
12.1

Christian to KJ O'Brien, 2 runs, nearly strikes straight away as Kevin pushes early at a full delivery but Christian can't quite time his leap in the follow through

12.2

Christian to KJ O'Brien, FOUR, lovely shot. Classy from Kevin O'Brien as he leans into a full ball and sends it race past a diving mid-off

12.3

Christian to KJ O'Brien, no run, pulls the length back this time and Kevin blocks

12.4

Christian to KJ O'Brien, no run, short of a length, nips back into the right hander and takes an inside edge into the pads

12.5

Christian to KJ O'Brien, no run, full on off stump, comes forward into the drive and picks out cover

12.6

Christian to KJ O'Brien, 1 run, short outside off, opens the face and finds deep cover

Ireland 69/4   KJ O'Brien 26* (23b 3x4)
13.1

Starc to KJ O'Brien, 1 run, round the wicket, driven in the air square of the wicket past a diving Brad Hogg at point

13.3

Starc to KJ O'Brien, FOUR, latches onto a short ball with a very powerful pull...Kevin saw it early and pulled well in front of square, one bounce over the rope

13.4

Starc to KJ O'Brien, 1 leg bye, goes full this time, into the pads, runs into the off side

13.6

Starc to KJ O'Brien, FOUR, cracking shot! Full on the stumps, Kevin just shuffles to leg to open up the off side and plunders it through the off side with a stand-and-deliver drive

Ireland 81/4   KJ O'Brien 35* (27b 5x4)
14.5

Watson to KJ O'Brien, no run, a slower short ball, holds in the surface and Kevin is early on the pull which means he gets taken on the shoulder

14.6

Watson to KJ O'Brien, OUT, big wicket! Excellent over from Watson. A short ball, Kevin tried to upper-cut it down to third man and was a little half-hearted in the short which led to an edge to Wade.

KJ O'Brien c †Wade b Watson 35 (31m 29b 5x4 0x6) SR: 120.68

Ireland 86/6   KJ O'Brien 35 (29b 5x4)
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