ICC Cricket World Cup, 2010/11 / Commentary

ICC Cricket World Cup - 15th match, Group B

England v Ireland

Ireland won by 3 wickets (with 5 balls remaining)

12.1

Mooney to Strauss, 2 runs, starts down the leg side, and flicked away as a result with Strauss scampering back for a second

12.2

Mooney to Strauss, 1 run, just the slightest bit of width and Strauss dabs a delicate sing to fine third man

12.3

Mooney to Pietersen, 1 run, very swift running earns a single to short third man despite a direct hit. Pietersen dabbed and Strauss called him through in a hurry

12.4

Mooney to Strauss, no run, strained appeal from the bowler, but he didn't get much company as this thuds off Strauss's pads. It was heading down

12.5

Mooney to Strauss, no run, good delivery this, back of a length, tight on off stump. Strauss would have to invent to find runs, he doesn't

12.6

Mooney to Strauss, no run, very similar delivery and this time Strauss did try and work a single with a flick of the wrists, but too early on the ball and a leading edge causes a flutter of alarm

England 89/0   JF Mooney 1-0-4-0

14.1

Mooney to Trott, FOUR, nicely done, Trott is actually a very efficient driver of the ball. Gets some width, and the right length and neatly punches a drive to the point boundary

14.2

Mooney to Trott, FOUR, too short from Mooney, too wide too. The pitch is coming on nicely so that's asking for trouble. Trott, with a minimum of fuss and a maximum of timing, cuts past a sprawling third man

14.3

Mooney to Trott, 1 run, worked square of the wicket, looks in fine order so far

14.4

Mooney to Pietersen, SIX, wow, Pietersen gets all of this. Gone a mile! Just a touch too short, Pietersen was lunging forward but rocked back and dismissed it from his sight, swatting high into the stands over midwicket

14.5

Mooney to Pietersen, no run, this time it's defended, Mooney getting his length right

14.6

Mooney to Pietersen, no run, damaging over that, despite ending with a dot

England 107/1   JF Mooney 2-0-19-0

19.1

Mooney to Bell, no run, angled in from wide of the crease, back of a length and Bell steers to point

19.2

Mooney to Bell, 1 run, very similar delivery but this time Bell is up on his toes to punch a single down the ground

19.3

Mooney to Trott, no run, fuller this time, something near a yorker. Squirted to point

19.4

Mooney to Trott, 2 runs, lovely drive again from Trott, picking a gap wide of deep cover to saunter a couple

19.5

Mooney to Trott, 1 run, this time it's worked square of the wicket. Trott very busy after missing out against India

19.6

Mooney to Bell, no run, Bell stands tall to defend to point

England 122/2   JF Mooney 3-0-23-0

21.1

Mooney to Bell, 1 run, on the toes, a touch too full, flicked down to fine leg

21.2

Mooney to Trott, no run, driven hard, back to the bowler, who fields well - low, in his followthrough

21.3

Mooney to Trott, 1 run, flicked off the toes out to midwicket

21.4

Mooney to Bell, 1 run, firm drive, full face of the bat. Another single to long-off

21.5

Mooney to Trott, 1 run, singles, singles everywhere. Calm accumulation for now

21.6

Mooney to Bell, no run, quicker delivery, rising onto the toes to punch into the covers. Good over

England 130/2   JF Mooney 4-0-27-0

23.1

Mooney to Bell, 1 run, attacking delivery, full and targeting the stumps. Chopped down to third man with a late adjustment

23.2

Mooney to Trott, no run, hard drive, back to the bowler, who parries

23.3

Mooney to Trott, 1 run, out to cover with a punch off the back foot

23.4

Mooney to Bell, 2 runs, chaos! A flick off the toes, Bell wanted two all along, Trott was dallying, but the throw came to the wrong end, O'Brien relayed, but the chance was gone

23.5

Mooney to Bell, no run, outside off, and O'Brien whips off the bails for good measure

23.6

Mooney to Bell, 1 run, punched drive to cover, to keep the strike

England 143/2   JF Mooney 5-0-32-0

42.1

Mooney to Bell, 1 run, forward and defended to mid-off

42.2

Mooney to Trott, 1 run, wide on the crease, Trott uses the angle to farm a single to long-on

42.3

Mooney to Bell, no run, there was width on offer, but a sharp piece of work in the gully saves a certain four. That was sweetly timed

42.4

Mooney to Bell, 1 run, into position for the pull, but doesn't quite middle it

42.5

Mooney to Trott, 1 run, driven down the ground, another single

42.6

Mooney to Bell, OUT, Bell falls! Wide on the crease, an attempted yorker turns into a full toss, Bell's clip is thoroughly middled, but Stirling at midwicket plucks a blinder low to his right!

IR Bell c Stirling b Mooney 81 (102m 86b 6x4 1x6) SR: 94.18

England 278/3   JF Mooney 6-0-36-1

44.1

Mooney to Trott, no run, a thumping pull, but straight to midwicket

44.2

Mooney to Trott, no run, outside off, slightly short of a length so Trott has to wait for it to arrive, and as a result his timing is off

44.3

Mooney to Trott, OUT, stand and deliver! A flat-footed smack down the ground, but instead of a six over long-off, Trott loses his off stump!

IJL Trott b Mooney 92 (126m 92b 9x4 0x6) SR: 100.00

44.4

Mooney to Prior, 1 bye, zoinks, that was close. Beaten first-up, outside off on the drive

44.5

Mooney to Collingwood, 1 run, an ugly smear across the line from Collingwood, not dissimilar to the shot that bowled him against India. But Zaheer is a touch more rapid ...

44.6

Mooney to Prior, FOUR, attempted yorker, and smacked through long-on. Shot

England 294/4   JF Mooney 7-0-41-2

46.1

Mooney to Collingwood, 2 runs, chopped through third man, literally, as the fielder fumbles. And that's the seventh 300 of the tournament

46.2

Mooney to Collingwood, 2 runs, two more to the total as Mooney roars with frustration

46.3

Mooney to Collingwood, SIX, that's better from Collingwood! Too full from Mooney, in the slot, and pummelled over the leg-side, onto the roof of the stand

46.4

Mooney to Collingwood, 1 run, low full-toss, and Collingwood might have expected to launch that over midwicket for six. Instead he's rolled it along the ground to the sweeper

46.5

Mooney to Bresnan, 1 run, good yorker, and a good run too, as Collingwood sprints for a single as the ball bobbles into the crease. I say good, but it would have been out if Mooney's boot had been on target

46.6

Mooney to Collingwood, 1 wide, way outside off, no reaching that

46.6

Mooney to Collingwood, OUT, an inconclusive performance from Collingwood. Another swipe down the ground, but it was badly sliced, and mid-on made no mistake

PD Collingwood c KJ O'Brien b Mooney 16 (21m 11b 0x4 1x6) SR: 145.45

England 312/6   JF Mooney 8-0-54-3

49.1

Mooney to Swann, 1 run, jabbed out to point with an open face

49.2

Mooney to Bresnan, 1 run, slogged to long-on, another good delivery in the circumstances

49.3

Mooney to Swann, 2 runs, smacked up and over deep point. Still a shortage of boundaries for England

49.4

Mooney to Swann, FOUR, that's better from Swann, a half-volley in the shot for a big swing, one bounce down the ground

49.5

Mooney to Swann, 1 run, so much for that theory, in the slot, and deflected for a single

49.6

Mooney to Bresnan, OUT, swirling, spiralling, steepling slog, into the leg-side, midwicket steadies himself well, sprints in, steps back, and snaffles a tough chance to finish the innings on a high

TT Bresnan c Johnston b Mooney 4 (23m 8b 0x4 0x6) SR: 50.00

England 327/8   JF Mooney 9-0-63-4

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Mar 3, 2011

Ireland's World Cup win over England made the front page of the <i>Irish Independent</i>, England v Ireland, Group B, World Cup, Bangalore, March 2, 2011

Ireland's World Cup win over England made the front page of the Irish Independent

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Mar 3, 2011

Ireland's win against England makes it to the front page of the <i>Irish Times</i> , England v Ireland, Group B, World Cup, Bangalore, March 2, 2011

Ireland's win against England makes it to the front page of the Irish Times

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