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

Ireland 0/1   PR Stirling 0* (0b)   SR Watson 0.1-0-0-1

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   EC Joyce 7* (8b 1x4)   MA Starc 1.3-0-3-1

Maxwell to Joyce, OUT, very soft...tossed up on off stump, Joyce tries to go over the top but can only lob his drive straight to mid-off who was inside the circle

EC Joyce c Warner b Maxwell 16 (25m 18b 3x4 0x6) SR: 88.88

Ireland 25/3   NJ O'Brien 1* (4b)   GJ Maxwell 0.5-0-1-1

Hogg to Wilson, OUT, gone! Another departs. Hogg strikes second ball. It looked pretty good, full on the stumps, straightened a fraction and Wilson was trying to play to leg.

GC Wilson lbw b Hogg 5 (8m 5b 1x4 0x6) SR: 100.00

Ireland 33/4   NJ O'Brien 4* (8b)   GB Hogg 0.2-0-0-1

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

Ireland 85/5   KJ O'Brien 35* (27b 5x4)   SR Watson 2.3-0-13-2

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   AR Cusack 1* (1b)   SR Watson 3-0-14-3

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

Ireland 101/7   AR Cusack 8* (7b 1x4)   MA Starc 3.1-0-15-2





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