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, 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)   SR Watson 1-0-4-1

Cummins to Joyce, FOUR, poor line, flicked off leg stump and short fine-leg is inside the circle so deep square has to run around. He can't quite drag it back first of all, then turns and makes a second dive to try and stop it but is just touching the rope at the same time

Ireland 11/1   EC Joyce 5* (4b 1x4)   PJ Cummins 0.2-0-5-0

Cummins to Joyce, FOUR, strong shot by Joyce, drilled from leg stump and it beats mid-on

Ireland 20/2   EC Joyce 12* (11b 2x4)   PJ Cummins 1.2-0-11-0

Cummins to Joyce, FOUR, dropped in short, was just outside off stump but Joyce has enough to pull it well in front of square through midwicket

Ireland 24/2   EC Joyce 16* (13b 3x4)   PJ Cummins 1.4-0-15-0

Maxwell to Wilson, FOUR, round the wicket, full outside and beautifully driven between cover and mid-off...all timing and placement

Ireland 29/3   GC Wilson 4* (1b 1x4)   GJ Maxwell 1-0-5-1

Maxwell to NJ O'Brien, FOUR, swept strongly from outside off and a rare boundary for Ireland as he picks the gap between deep square and deep midwicket

Ireland 53/4   NJ O'Brien 14* (17b 1x4)   GJ Maxwell 1.5-0-12-1

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

Ireland 57/4   KJ O'Brien 14* (15b 1x4)   GB Hogg 2.3-0-12-1

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

Ireland 61/4   KJ O'Brien 18* (16b 2x4)   GB Hogg 2.4-0-16-1

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

Ireland 68/4   KJ O'Brien 25* (19b 3x4)   DT Christian 1.2-0-10-0

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

Ireland 75/4   KJ O'Brien 31* (25b 4x4)   MA Starc 2.3-0-10-1

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)   MA Starc 3-0-15-1

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?

Ireland 85/4   NJ O'Brien 20* (22b 2x4)   SR Watson 2.1-0-13-1

Cummins to Cusack, FOUR, well played, fuller ball outside off and he drives on the up over the covers with the power to find the boundary

Ireland 95/6   AR Cusack 7* (5b 1x4)   PJ Cummins 2.2-0-19-0

Cummins to Johnston, FOUR, good effort to make that into a boundary! A short ball angled into Johnston who backs away then manages to ramp it over the keeper. Judgement or luck? It doesn't matter

Ireland 100/6   DT Johnston 7* (5b 1x4)   PJ Cummins 2.5-0-24-0





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