ICC World Twenty20 Qualifier - 2nd semi final

United Arab Emirates v Ireland

Ireland won by 62 runs

Hello and welcome to the coverage of the second semi-final between United Arab Emirates and Ireland.

Ireland are a match away from the repeat of the previous edition's final. The last time these two teams met in the group stages, Ireland won the game. UAE would want to reverse that result here. We are moments away from toss

Ireland won the toss and they chose to bat

0.1

Silva to Porterfield, no run, on the off stump. Porterfield leans back and pushes it to mid-on

0.2

Silva to Porterfield, 1 run, drives it to long-on for a single

0.3

Silva to Stirling, no run, closer to the off stump line. Stirling pushes it back to the bowler

0.4

Silva to Stirling, no run, comes forward and defends it back to the bowler

0.5

Silva to Stirling, no run, width given and a shorter one. Stirling rocks back and cuts it to extra-cover

0.6

Silva to Stirling, no run, dropped! Stirling rocks back to cut off a wide delivery. He does, but straight to cover, where the fielder drops the catch

End of over 1 (1 run) Ireland 1/0
PR Stirling    0* (4b)      EHSN Silva    1-0-1-0
WTS Porterfield    1* (2b)     

1.1

Guruge to Porterfield, no run, stands tall and punches it to cover

1.2

Guruge to Porterfield, 2 runs, fuller and slower, Porterfield is deceived, but decides to go through with the shot as he chips it over mid-off for a couple

1.3

Guruge to Porterfield, no run, drives it to cover

1.4

Guruge to Porterfield, FOUR, short ball outside the off stump. Porterfield opens the face of the bat and steers it to third-man for a boundary

1.5

Guruge to Porterfield, no run, comes forward and punches it to point

1.6

Guruge to Porterfield, OUT, fuller and slower outside the off stump. A touch wider than the ball that Porterfield played a chipped drive off. He wants to play a similar shot but since the line is a bit wider, he only gets an edge to point, which is taken easily

WTS Porterfield c sub (Ahmed Raza) b Guruge 7 (9m 8b 1x4 0x6) SR: 87.50

AB: "Ireland is the fav.. But UAE also a stronger side with couple of quality match winners... And playing in their home .... Let's see ..."

End of over 2 (6 runs) Ireland 7/1
     AM Guruge    1-0-6-1
PR Stirling    0* (4b)      EHSN Silva    1-0-1-0

2.1

Silva to Stirling, FOUR, smashes it past cover for a boundary

2.2

Silva to Stirling, no run, pushes it back to the bowler

2.3

Silva to Stirling, FOUR, skips down the track and drives it to cover. A misfield at cover allows Stirling his second boundary of the over

2.4

Silva to Stirling, no run, drives it to cover

2.5

Silva to Stirling, no run, comes forward and looks to drive again. He gets an inside edge to mid-on

2.6

Silva to Stirling, FOUR, fuller and wide outside the off stump. Stirling punches it past a diving cover fielder to make it three boundaries in the over

End of over 3 (12 runs) Ireland 19/1
PR Stirling    12* (10b 3x4)      EHSN Silva    2-0-13-0
JNK Shannon    0* (0b)      AM Guruge    1-0-6-1

3.1

Guruge to Shannon, no run, fuller ball outside the off stump. Shannon comes forward and pushes it to cover

3.2

Guruge to Shannon, no run, stands tall at the crease and punches it to mid-off

3.3

Guruge to Shannon, 4 leg byes, off the pads to fine-leg fence. A bad line to bowl to, as he concedes four leg-byes

3.4

Guruge to Shannon, 2 runs, comes forward and lofts it. He wanted to go over mid-off, but gets an inside edge and the lofted shot just about manages to clear the mid-off fielder

3.5

Guruge to Shannon, 1 run, pushes it to long-on for a single

3.6

Guruge to Stirling, no run, fuller ball outside the off stump. Stirling makes room and drives it to cover

End of over 4 (7 runs) Ireland 26/1
PR Stirling    12* (11b 3x4)      AM Guruge    2-0-9-1
JNK Shannon    3* (5b)      EHSN Silva    2-0-13-0

4.1

Silva to Shannon, no run

4.2

Silva to Shannon, FOUR, fuller ball outside the off stump. Shannon slogs it to deep midwicket for a boundary

4.3

Silva to Shannon, OUT, with the ball not turning much, Shannon thinks he can come in the line of the delivery and play it straight. He is caught out by the arm-ball as he is struck in front of the off stump. The bowlers are making inroads into this impressive batting line-up

JNK Shannon lbw b Silva 7 (10m 8b 1x4 0x6) SR: 87.50

4.4

Silva to O'Brien, no run

4.5

Silva to O'Brien, 1 run

4.6

Silva to Stirling, 1 leg bye, down the leg stump. Stirling comes down the track and looks to slog it away. He misses and gets struck on the pad. They run across for a leg-bye

End of over 5 (6 runs) Ireland 32/2
PR Stirling    12* (12b 3x4)      EHSN Silva    3-0-18-1
KJ O'Brien    1* (2b)      AM Guruge    2-0-9-1

5.1

Guruge to Stirling, no run, looks to slog and is beaten

5.2

Guruge to Stirling, no run

5.3

Guruge to Stirling, FOUR, makes room and looks to cut it away. He gets a top edge that sails over short third-man for a boundary

5.4

Guruge to Stirling, OUT, he has been making room often to play the shots on the off side. Guruge decides to follow him this time around. Stirling looks to go inside out and misses. The ball just shaves the outside half of the leg stump, enough to dislodge the bails

PR Stirling b Guruge 17 (24m 16b 4x4 0x6) SR: 106.25

5.5

Guruge to Wilson, no run, comes forward and defends it to the off side

5.6

Guruge to Wilson, 1 run, on the off stump. Wilson punches it to mid-off and sets off for a quick single

End of over 6 (5 runs) Ireland 37/3
GC Wilson    1* (2b)      AM Guruge    3-0-14-2
KJ O'Brien    1* (2b)      EHSN Silva    3-0-18-1

6.1

Amjad Javed to Wilson, 1 run

6.2

Amjad Javed to O'Brien, 1 run, punches it to mid-off for a single

6.3

Amjad Javed to Wilson, 1 run, fuller ball outside the off stump. Wilson drives it to sweeper cover for a single

6.4

Amjad Javed to O'Brien, 1 run, another fuller delivery. O'Brien drives it to wide long-off for a single

6.5

Amjad Javed to Wilson, no run, comes forward and pushes it to point

6.6

Amjad Javed to Wilson, no run, outside the off stump. Wilson looks to slice it and is beaten

End of over 7 (4 runs) Ireland 41/3
GC Wilson    3* (6b)      Amjad Javed    1-0-4-0
KJ O'Brien    3* (4b)      AM Guruge    3-0-14-2

7.1

Rohan Mustafa to O'Brien, 1 run, slogs it to deep midwicket for a single

7.2

Rohan Mustafa to Wilson, no run, looks top reverse-sweep. Wilson gets a bottom edge to the off side. The keeper runs to collect it. O'Brien backs up too far but is lucky as the throw is wayward

7.3

Rohan Mustafa to Wilson, OUT, reverse sweeps again and finds the lone man in the circle on the off side at short fine-leg. That was a poor shot by Wilson

GC Wilson c Silva b Rohan Mustafa 3 (8m 8b 0x4 0x6) SR: 37.50

7.4

Rohan Mustafa to Mooney, no run

7.5

Rohan Mustafa to Mooney, 1 leg bye

7.6

Rohan Mustafa to O'Brien, 1 run, comes forward and drives it to mid-on for a single

End of over 8 (3 runs) Ireland 44/4
KJ O'Brien    5* (6b)      Rohan Mustafa    1-0-2-1
JF Mooney    0* (2b)      Amjad Javed    1-0-4-0

8.1

Amjad Javed to O'Brien, 1 run, drives it to sweeper cover for a single

8.2

Amjad Javed to Mooney, no run, yorker that Mooney pushes back to the bowler

8.3

Amjad Javed to Mooney, 1 run, pushes it past point for a single

8.4

Amjad Javed to O'Brien, no run, comes forward and pushes the slower ball back to the bowler

8.5

Amjad Javed to O'Brien, FOUR, off the outside edge to third-man for a boundary

8.6

Amjad Javed to O'Brien, 1 run

End of over 9 (7 runs) Ireland 51/4
KJ O'Brien    11* (10b 1x4)      Amjad Javed    2-0-11-0
JF Mooney    1* (4b)      Rohan Mustafa    1-0-2-1

9.1

Rohan Mustafa to O'Brien, 1 run, pushes it to mid-on for a single

9.2

Rohan Mustafa to Mooney, no run, comes forward and pushe sit abck to the bowler

9.3

Rohan Mustafa to Mooney, no run, pushes it to leg side

9.4

Rohan Mustafa to Mooney, 2 runs, drives it past point for a couple

9.5

Rohan Mustafa to Mooney, 3 runs, outside the off stump. Mooney waits and opens the face of the bat at the last moment to steer it to third-man for three runs

9.6

Rohan Mustafa to O'Brien, 1 leg bye, off the pads to short fine-leg for a leg-bye

End of over 10 (7 runs) Ireland 58/4
KJ O'Brien    12* (12b 1x4)      Rohan Mustafa    2-0-8-1
JF Mooney    6* (8b)      Amjad Javed    2-0-11-0

10.1

Asim Khurshid to O'Brien, no run, fuller ball on the off stump. O'Brien drives it back to the bowler

10.2

Asim Khurshid to O'Brien, 1 run, comes forward and drives it to sweeper cover for a single

10.3

Asim Khurshid to Mooney, no run

10.4

Asim Khurshid to Mooney, 1 run, pushes it to square-leg for a single

10.5

Asim Khurshid to O'Brien, 1 run, comes forward and punches it to long-on for a single

10.6

Asim Khurshid to Mooney, no run, comes forward and punches it to extra-cover

End of over 11 (3 runs) Ireland 61/4
JF Mooney    7* (11b)      Asim Khurshid    1-0-3-0
KJ O'Brien    14* (15b 1x4)      Rohan Mustafa    2-0-8-1

11.1

Nasir Aziz to O'Brien, FOUR, sweeps it and a misfield at short fine-leg allows a boundary

11.2

Nasir Aziz to O'Brien, 1 run, comes forward and turns it to square-leg for a single

11.3

Nasir Aziz to Mooney, 1 run, comes forward and drives it to point for a single

11.4

Nasir Aziz to O'Brien, 1 run, pushes it to deep midwicket for a single

11.5

Nasir Aziz to Mooney, no run, struck on the pad on the off stump line. Mooney gets away with the decision in his favour

11.6

Nasir Aziz to Mooney, 2 runs, drives it to sweeper cover for a couple

End of over 12 (9 runs) Ireland 70/4
JF Mooney    10* (14b)      Nasir Aziz    1-0-9-0
KJ O'Brien    20* (18b 2x4)      Asim Khurshid    1-0-3-0

12.1

Asim Khurshid to O'Brien, SIX, short ball on the off and middle. O'Brien pulls it over deep midwicket for a six, first of the innings

12.2

Asim Khurshid to O'Brien, 1 run

12.3

Asim Khurshid to Mooney, 1 run, drives it to mid-off for a single

12.4

Asim Khurshid to O'Brien, 2 runs, drives it to sweeper cover for a couple

12.5

Asim Khurshid to O'Brien, no run, comes forward and drives it back to the bowler. He throws it back and O'Brien is struck on the back and is not happy. The bowler doesn't even apologise!

12.6

Asim Khurshid to O'Brien, 2 runs, comes forward and pushes it to the leg side for a couple

End of over 13 (12 runs) Ireland 82/4
KJ O'Brien    31* (23b 2x4 1x6)      Asim Khurshid    2-0-15-0
JF Mooney    11* (15b)      Nasir Aziz    1-0-9-0

13.1

Nasir Aziz to Mooney, 1 run, cuts it to point for a single

13.2

Nasir Aziz to O'Brien, no run

13.3

Nasir Aziz to O'Brien, OUT, looks to sweep and misses. there was no doubt in the umpire's mind as to where it was headed- the stumps. And he was right

KJ O'Brien lbw b Nasir Aziz 31 (39m 25b 2x4 1x6) SR: 124.00

13.4

Nasir Aziz to Johnston, 1 run, comes forward and pushes it to cover for a single

13.5

Nasir Aziz to Mooney, 1 wide, wide down the leg side

13.5

Nasir Aziz to Mooney, 1 run, punches it to long-on for a single

13.6

Nasir Aziz to Johnston, 1 run, punches it to long-on for a single

End of over 14 (5 runs) Ireland 87/5
DT Johnston    2* (2b)      Nasir Aziz    2-0-14-1
JF Mooney    13* (17b)      Asim Khurshid    2-0-15-0

14.1

Khurram Khan to Johnston, no run

14.2

Khurram Khan to Johnston, 1 run

14.3

Khurram Khan to Mooney, FOUR

14.4

Khurram Khan to Mooney, 1 wide

14.4

Khurram Khan to Mooney, no run

14.5

Khurram Khan to Mooney, 1 run

14.6

Khurram Khan to Johnston, 1 run

End of over 15 (8 runs) Ireland 95/5
DT Johnston    4* (5b)      Khurram Khan    1-0-8-0
JF Mooney    18* (20b 1x4)      Nasir Aziz    2-0-14-1

15.1

Nasir Aziz to Johnston, no run

15.2

Nasir Aziz to Johnston, FOUR, comes down the track and lofts it to long-on for a boundary

15.3

Nasir Aziz to Johnston, 1 run, drives it to long-off and brings the team hundred up

15.4

Nasir Aziz to Mooney, no run, makes room and pushes it back to the bowler

15.5

Nasir Aziz to Mooney, 2 runs, turns it to deep midwicket for a couple

15.6

Nasir Aziz to Mooney, 1 run, off the outside edge to short third-man for a single

End of over 16 (8 runs) Ireland 103/5
JF Mooney    21* (23b 1x4)      Nasir Aziz    3-0-22-1
DT Johnston    9* (8b 1x4)      Khurram Khan    1-0-8-0

16.1

Rohan Mustafa to Mooney, no run

16.2

Rohan Mustafa to Mooney, 1 leg bye, off the pads to short third-man. Struck on the pads. Probably would've gone on to hit the stumps

16.3

Rohan Mustafa to Johnston, 1 run

16.4

Rohan Mustafa to Mooney, 1 run, makes room and smashes it to deep cover for a single

16.5

Rohan Mustafa to Johnston, 1 run, drives it to mid-off for a single

16.6

Rohan Mustafa to Mooney, 2 runs, on the off stump. Mooney ramps it to third-man for a couple

End of over 17 (6 runs) Ireland 109/5
JF Mooney    24* (27b 1x4)      Rohan Mustafa    3-0-13-1
DT Johnston    11* (10b 1x4)      Nasir Aziz    3-0-22-1

17.1

Nasir Aziz to Johnston, SIX, fuller ball on the off stump. Johnston lofts it over long-off for a huge six

17.2

Nasir Aziz to Johnston, FOUR, full-toss on the off stump. Johnston pulls it to deep midwicket for a boundary

17.3

Nasir Aziz to Johnston, FOUR, comes down the track and drives it back past the bowler for the third boundary in the over. 14 runs till now in this over

17.4

Nasir Aziz to Johnston, FOUR, off the inside-edge past the keeper for another boundary

17.5

Nasir Aziz to Johnston, 1 run, off the inside-edge to short third-man for a single

17.6

Nasir Aziz to Mooney, 2 runs, comes forward and pushes it to midwicket for a couple. A huge over that for Ireland

End of over 18 (21 runs) Ireland 130/5
JF Mooney    26* (28b 1x4)      Nasir Aziz    4-0-43-1
DT Johnston    30* (15b 4x4 1x6)      Rohan Mustafa    3-0-13-1

18.1

Rohan Mustafa to Johnston, 1 run

18.2

Rohan Mustafa to Mooney, 2 runs, drives it to long-off for a couple and that's the fifty partnership between them

18.3

Rohan Mustafa to Mooney, 1 run, drives it to cover for a single

18.4

Rohan Mustafa to Johnston, FOUR, fuller ball on the leg stump. Johnston takes the front leg out of the way and clobbers it to deep midwicket for a boundary

18.5

Rohan Mustafa to Johnston, OUT, looks to go for the lofted shot again. This time, Mustafa spears it in. Johnston can't get any bat on it and is bowled

DT Johnston b Rohan Mustafa 35 (22m 18b 5x4 1x6) SR: 194.44

18.6

Rohan Mustafa to Sorensen, 2 runs, drives it to deep point for a couple

End of over 19 (10 runs) Ireland 140/6
MC Sorensen    2* (1b)      Rohan Mustafa    4-0-23-2
JF Mooney    29* (30b 1x4)      Nasir Aziz    4-0-43-1

19.1

Guruge to Mooney, OUT, looks to reverse sweep and gets the toe of the bat as it goes to the fielder at cover. Amjad had to dive back to take the catch

JF Mooney c Amjad Javed b Guruge 29 (50m 31b 1x4 0x6) SR: 93.54

19.2

Guruge to Sorensen, no run, looks to go across the line and is beaten by the away movement

19.3

Guruge to Sorensen, 3 runs

19.4

Guruge to Dockrell, OUT, he looks to go for the slog and gets an inside edge that is to the right of the keeper. Sorensen wants to get to the other end . The keeper fumbles in collecting the ball, but he has time enough to throw the stumps down from a distance of couple of meters

MC Sorensen run out 5 (6m 3b 0x4 0x6) SR: 166.66

19.5

Guruge to Cusack, 2 runs, drives it to long-off for a couple

19.6

Guruge to Cusack, 2 runs, comes forward and drives it back past the bowler, but it hits the umpires thigh and they can get only a couple

Ireland got 52 runs off the final five overs and got to a respectable score. With the ball not quite coming on to the bat, it is a mountain to climb for the batsmen of UAE. Join us for the chase in fifteen minutes

End of over 20 (7 runs) Ireland 147/8
AR Cusack    4* (2b)      AM Guruge    4-0-21-3
GH Dockrell    0* (1b)      Rohan Mustafa    4-0-23-2
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Nov 29, 2013

John Mooney and Trent Johnston added 55 for the sixth wicket, Ireland v UAE, ICC World T20 Qualifier, 2nd semi-final, Abu Dhabi, November 29, 2013

John Mooney and Trent Johnston added 55 for the sixth wicket

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Nov 29, 2013

Nasir Aziz was bowled by Tim Murtagh, Ireland v UAE, ICC World T20 Qualifier, 2nd semi-final, Abu Dhabi, November 29, 2013

Nasir Aziz was bowled by Tim Murtagh

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