ICC World Twenty20 - 2nd match, Group B

Australia v Ireland

Australia won by 7 wickets (with 29 balls remaining)

0.2

Watson to Stirling, no run, beaten! Hint of movement away from Stirling as he plays forward and it scoots pas the outside edge

0.3

Watson to Stirling, no run, angled into the pads, rolls towards square leg

0.4

Watson to Stirling, no run, more movement from Watson, nips back into Stirling who defends from the crease getting an inside edge into his pads

0.5

Watson to Stirling, no run, close! Mayhem out there. Another short ball, Stirling was advancing down the pitch and tried to pull. The ball lobbed towards square leg and there was nearly a mix-up in the running but Mike Hussey couldn't hit direct

0.6

Watson to Stirling, FOUR, that's more like it...stands tall and drives a length ball on the up over extra cover. That will help settle a few nerves

Ireland 4/1   PR Stirling 4* (5b 1x4)

1.2

Starc to Stirling, no run, back of a length on off stump, shapes to force it through the off side but doesn't get any timing on the shot

1.3

Starc to Stirling, no run, full on the stumps, starts to swing back into Stirling but he responds with a well-timed drive straight to cover

1.4

Starc to Stirling, 1 run, swing on offer for Starc, on a full length and shapes back, driven into the off side

Ireland 6/1   PR Stirling 5* (8b 1x4)

2.1

Cummins to Stirling, 1 run, low full toss on the stumps, flicked through straight midwicket and there's man on the boundary

2.4

Cummins to Stirling, 1 run, angling into Stirling as it was from Watson, he just gives himself a little room to drive into the off side and sends it wide of mid-off

Ireland 13/1   PR Stirling 7* (10b 1x4)

3.1

Starc to Stirling, 1 leg bye, pitches outside leg stump, Stirling shapes to heave it over the leg side but is early on his shot and the ball dribbles to leg side

3.3

Starc to Stirling, OUT, another catch in the deep, this time at third man. Was a hint of width outside off, Stirling through his hands through a drive and it skewed high down towards Watson who ran around the boundary and held an excellent catch

PR Stirling c Watson b Starc 7 (17m 12b 1x4 0x6) SR: 58.33

Ireland 15/2   PR Stirling 7 (12b 1x4)
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Photos

Sep 19, 2012

Kevin O'Brien lets out a scream, Australia v Ireland, World Twenty20 2012, Group B, Colombo, September 19, 2012

Kevin O'Brien lets out a scream

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Sep 19, 2012

William Porterfield and Trent Johnston after Ireland's defeat, Australia v Ireland, World Twenty20 2012, Group B, Colombo, September 19, 2012

William Porterfield and Trent Johnston after Ireland's defeat

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