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)
1.1

Starc to Joyce, 1 run, starts full on leg stump, neatly flicked away backward of square on the leg side

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

1.5

Starc to Joyce, no run, very full, giving the ball every chance to move, Joyce is across his crease and works towards mid-on

1.6

Starc to Joyce, no run, outside off stump, Joyce comes onto the front foot and defends square to point

Ireland 6/1   MA Starc 1-0-2-0
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

3.2

Starc to Joyce, 1 run, full outside off, Joyce drives but is a little caught on the crease so doesn't get much power behind the shot as it runs to right of mid-off

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

3.4

Starc to Joyce, 1 run, nicely driven by Joyce but well fielded at cover to keep them to a single

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   MA Starc 2-0-4-1
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

13.2

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

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

13.5

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

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   MA Starc 3-0-15-1
17.1

Starc to Johnston, OUT, on target! Perfect yorker from round the wicket, right at the bottom of off stump and hits the target as Johnston tried to give himself room

DT Johnston b Starc 7 (8m 7b 1x4 0x6) SR: 100.00

17.2

Starc to Jones, 1 run, on a length this time, Jones pushes forward firmly and gets it down to long-off

17.3

Starc to Cusack, 1 run, driven in the air straight down the ground, nearly manges to split long-off and long-on but David Warner is very quick in the outfield

17.4

Starc to Jones, no run, another terrific yorker, at middle and leg, dug out into the off side

17.5

Starc to Jones, 2 runs, nicely played, just a hint of width outside off and driven square with an open face but third man is able to get around

17.6

Starc to Jones, 1 run, low full toss outside off, driven out to deep cover

Ireland 106/7   MA Starc 4-0-20-2
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