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 Porterfield, OUT, gone! First ball. Perfect start for Australia. Was dropped in short, Porterfield responded with a hook, gets a top edge and it is comfortably taken by long leg

WTS Porterfield c Starc b Watson 0 (2m 1b 0x4 0x6) SR: 0.00


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   SR Watson 1-0-4-1

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


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


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


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.


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


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   SR Watson 2-0-9-1

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?


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


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


Watson to Cusack, 1 run, full on the stumps, worked away in front of square on the leg side


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


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   SR Watson 3-0-14-3

Watson to Jones, 1 run, low full toss outside off, driven down to long-off


Watson to Cusack, 1 run, full and wide outside off, Cusack can't time it very well into the off side as it comes off the bottom of the bat


Watson to Jones, SIX, that's useful...dragged down short and Jones picks it up superbly with a cracking pull which flies over the square-leg boundary. First six of the innings


Watson to Jones, 1 wide, now he sprays this one wide outside off so Ireland get a bonus delivery


Watson to Jones, 1 run, another short ball, risky ploy, but this time Jones can only splice it to midwicket


Watson to Cusack, no run, a bouncer and, quite oddly, Cusack just ducks underneath...was hoping for a wide call


Watson to Cusack, 2 runs, width outside off, swings hard and it flies off a thick edge towards third man who is able to cut off the boundary

Ireland 123/7   SR Watson 4-0-26-3





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