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)

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


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


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


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


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)

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


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


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)

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


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)

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


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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