ICC Cricket World Cup, 2010/11 / Commentary

ICC Cricket World Cup - 37th match, Group B

Ireland v Netherlands

Ireland won by 6 wickets (with 14 balls remaining)

21.6

Stirling to Borren, 1 bye, fires it full outside off, tries to dig it out behind point, evades slip as it jumps off the pitch and they snatch a bye

Netherlands 114/4   PW Borren 0* (1b)

22.1

Mooney to Borren, no run, short of a good length outside off, withdraws after initially thinking of playing at it

22.2

Mooney to Borren, 1 run, back of a length, guides it behind point for a single

22.5

Mooney to Borren, no run

22.6

Mooney to Borren, 1 run, slightly short outside off, guided down towards third man for an easy single

Netherlands 119/4   PW Borren 2* (5b)

23.1

Stirling to Borren, 1 run, angled in, worked away through the leg side for a single

23.6

Stirling to Borren, no run, flighted on the off, rocks forward and drops it into the leg side

Netherlands 121/4   PW Borren 3* (7b)

24.2

Rankin to Borren, FOUR, poor line, Rankin fires that on leg stump and Borren has no trouble flicking it over square leg, there's a yawning gap there and he finds it

24.3

Rankin to Borren, FOUR, a touch fortunate this time, pitched up outside off and he pokes at it, gets a thick outside edge that evades first slip comfortably, streaky but it works

24.4

Rankin to Borren, 1 wide, follows that up with a wide down the leg side, a bouncer but a misdirected one

24.4

Rankin to Borren, FOUR, Rankin's bleeding runs this over, short, an attempted bouncer, short and wide and Borren upper-cuts it over the slips to the third-man boundary

24.5

Rankin to Borren, no run, tries to be a little cheeky again, but it doesn't rise up as much as the earlier one, beats the outside edge

24.6

Rankin to Borren, 1 run, another edge, down to third man for a single, played away from his body there and it appeared to nip back in but it lands safely

Netherlands 136/4   PW Borren 16* (12b 3x4)

25.1

Stirling to Borren, 2 runs, slightly short, Borren's playing a good hand here, makes room and guides it behind point for a couple more

25.2

Stirling to Borren, FOUR, deliberately done, wider than the previous one, there';s no slip, waited for it to turn and late-cut it to the third-man boundary, a very innovative innings thus far

25.3

Stirling to Borren, no run, fullish, pushed into the leg side off the front foot

25.4

Stirling to Borren, no run, fullish on the off, meets it with a solid defence

25.5

Stirling to Borren, no run, turning in from a good length, steps forward and defends it back to the bowler

25.6

Stirling to Borren, no run, quicker through the air, slightly short outside off, tries to repeat what he tried earlier in the over, misses and the keeper fumbles

Netherlands 142/4   PW Borren 22* (18b 4x4)

26.2

KJ O'Brien to Borren, no run, back of a length outside off, surprises him with the bounce there, leaves it be

26.3

KJ O'Brien to Borren, 1 run, banged in short on middle, pulled away to deep midwicket for a single

26.6

KJ O'Brien to Borren, 1 run, Borren's turn to rotate the strike, works it wide of mid-on to make it to the other end

Netherlands 146/4   PW Borren 24* (21b 4x4)

27.1

Stirling to Borren, 1 run, slightly short on middle, gets on the back foot and tickles it through square for a single

27.4

Stirling to Borren, no run, played back to the bowler

27.5

Stirling to Borren, no run, opens the face of the bat and runs it to short third man

27.6

Stirling to Borren, no run, hit thigh on the thigh pad and the ball rolls away harmlessly

Netherlands 148/4   PW Borren 25* (25b 4x4)

28.3

KJ O'Brien to Borren, 1 run

28.6

KJ O'Brien to Borren, 2 runs, well done, just ndged into the leg side, deep square leg is a little deep and they run back for the second

Netherlands 157/4   PW Borren 28* (27b 4x4)

29.2

Stirling to Borren, 1 run, turned away towards square leg

29.4

Stirling to Borren, 1 run, worked away in the direction of square leg

29.6

Stirling to Borren, no run, struck hard towards cover but fails to beat the in-field

Netherlands 162/4   PW Borren 30* (30b 4x4)

30.3

KJ O'Brien to Borren, no run, played away into the off side

30.4

KJ O'Brien to Borren, 1 run, waits for it to get to him and runs it down to third man for one more

Netherlands 164/4   PW Borren 31* (32b 4x4)

31.2

Stirling to Borren, 1 run

31.4

Stirling to Borren, no run, gets forward and dabs it into the leg side

31.5

Stirling to Borren, 1 run, comes down the track and drives it to long-on

Netherlands 169/4   PW Borren 33* (35b 4x4)

32.1

Johnston to Borren, 2 runs, flicked uppishly but wide of midwicket, on middle, lands on a length, nicely done in the end, well wide of the fielder

32.2

Johnston to Borren, 1 run, angling in towards middle, gets across and turns it square into the leg side

32.4

Johnston to Borren, no run, fullish on the off, meets it solidly with a front-foot defence

32.5

Johnston to Borren, 1 run, angled in on middle, drove it past midwicket, thought about coming back for the second as there was a slight fumble in the deep but he recovered quickly to hurl it back in time

Netherlands 178/4   PW Borren 37* (39b 4x4)

33.1

Cusack to Borren, 1 run, slower one dropped short outside off, slapped towards deep cover for a single

33.3

Cusack to Borren, no run, the slower legcutter from the back of the hand, fished for it but missed as it kept low and rolled away

33.4

Cusack to Borren, 1 run, quick single, knocked it down in front of midwicket into the leg side, rushed for a single and made it comfortably in the end, Porterfield flicked an underarm throw at the striker's end but he made it easily

33.6

Cusack to Borren, no run, another legcutter from the back of the hand, full outside off, steered towards point

Netherlands 182/4   PW Borren 39* (43b 4x4)

34.3

Johnston to Borren, no run, short of a good length outside off, fishes for it, getting some good bounce is Johnston, beats the outside edge as he chases it

34.4

Johnston to Borren, no run, and again, Borren is tempted to poke at it, in the channel outside off, beaten once more

34.5

Johnston to Borren, 1 leg bye, on middle and leg, struck on the thighs as he tries to work it away, lobs up in the direction of square leg, picks a single

Netherlands 184/4   PW Borren 39* (46b 4x4)

35.4

Cusack to Borren, 2 runs, slower one and he was not particularly in control of that one, landed on a length and Borren chased it, slicing it over point, Johnston at third man is a little fine and he has to run a fair distance to his right to drag it back in, dives and keeps them to two, good commitment in the deep

35.5

Cusack to Borren, FOUR, mid-off is up and that's a length ball that's begging to be dispatched, full and he smacks that over the in-field for a boundary

35.6

Cusack to Borren, 1 run, worked away into the leg side for one more to keep strike

Netherlands 197/4   PW Borren 46* (49b 5x4)

36.1

Rankin to Borren, 1 leg bye, gets it to come back in a bit, struck on the ribs as he tries to force it into the leg side, they steal a leg bye as it rolls in the direction of point

36.3

Rankin to Borren, no run, banged in short, a bouncer, seemed a touch too high on first sight but it was a good ball, Borren ducked in time to evade it

36.4

Rankin to Borren, no run, short outside off, shaped himself up to play the cut but it bounced more than he expected, missed the outside edge

36.5

Rankin to Borren, no run, getting some good bounce is Rankin, short of a good length and Borren tries to repeat the cut, can't connect once again

36.6

Rankin to Borren, no run, banged in short again, evades it well this time as it nips back in, not quite a bouncer but a good, testing delivery nevertheless

Netherlands 200/4   PW Borren 46* (54b 5x4)

37.2

KJ O'Brien to Borren, 1 run, on middle and leg, turns it away through square leg for a single

37.6

KJ O'Brien to Borren, FOUR, an expensive return for Mr O'Brien, short and wide, was the slower one this time, Borren waited for it and slapped it hard over extra cover, brings his half-century in style does the captain

Netherlands 215/4   PW Borren 51* (56b 6x4)

38.4

Rankin to Borren, 1 run, full and wide this time, steered down towards third man for a single

Netherlands 221/4   PW Borren 52* (57b 6x4)

39.1

Stirling to Borren, 1 run, a single down to long-off

39.6

Stirling to Borren, 1 run, short of a good length, eased past extra cover for a single to keep strike

Netherlands 235/5   PW Borren 54* (59b 6x4)

40.1

Mooney to Borren, no run, full outside off, tries to blaze it through the covers there but can't connect

40.2

Mooney to Borren, no run, short outside off, dabs it towards point, no single on offer

40.3

Mooney to Borren, 1 run, slower one bowled short on the off, knocked down wide of cover for a single

Netherlands 236/5   PW Borren 55* (62b 6x4)

41.3

Stirling to Borren, no run, shortish outside off, waits for it to turn in, guides it to short third man

41.4

Stirling to Borren, FOUR, finds the gap with ease, short, waited for it to turn in again and cut it hard through point, there's a massive gap between deep cover and deep point

41.5

Stirling to Borren, no run, gets front and across and pushes it to midwicket

41.6

Stirling to Borren, no run, slightly short outside off, cut down to short third man, no single this time

Netherlands 242/5   PW Borren 59* (66b 7x4)

43.1

Johnston to Borren, 2 runs, a couple wide of long-on, fullish, gets forward and chips it betweeb long-on and deep midwicket

43.2

Johnston to Borren, no run, big appeal for lbw, but they belatedly refer it when the umpire turns it down, the offcutter and he swung at it across the line, struck on the pads but it seemed as if he was struck outside the line, the replays confirm that. It's an on-field call. Doctrove got it right

43.3

Johnston to Borren, no run, comes down the track and converts it into a low full toss, driven straight to extra cover

43.4

Johnston to Borren, FOUR, slower one and it's a safe shot in the end even though he didn't connect well, pitched up and he cleared the mid-off fielder, not the best of timing but had enough legs to take it to the ropes

43.5

Johnston to Borren, 1 run, comfortable single to the extra-cover fielder who's at the edge of the circle

Netherlands 259/5   PW Borren 66* (71b 8x4)

44.1

Mooney to Borren, FOUR, Mooney's bad luck continues and he can only smile, short, Borren tries to cream that through point, gets a thick outside edge to the third-man boundary

44.2

Mooney to Borren, no run, bowled from wide of the crease, attempts a similar shot does the Netherlands captain, misses

44.3

Mooney to Borren, 1 run, slower ball dropped short outside off, bunts it past extra cover for a single

Netherlands 264/5   PW Borren 71* (74b 9x4)

45.1

Johnston to Borren, FOUR, lovely flick, Johnston bowled it full on the off and hewalked across to whip it through square leg for four more

45.2

Johnston to Borren, 2 runs, he's eyed that gap, slower one outside off, he moves across and sweeps it past square leg for a couple more in the deep

45.3

Johnston to Borren, 1 run, the offcutter bowled short outside off, chopped behind point for a single

Netherlands 277/5   PW Borren 78* (77b 10x4)

46.1

Mooney to Borren, 2 runs, excellent fielding by Gary Wilson at deep midwicket, Borren picked it up beautifully but Wilson dived to his right and returned an accurate throw, they'd taken a couple in the meantime

46.2

Mooney to Borren, no run, he picked the slower one there but didn't connect as he tried to dispatch it over mid-off

46.3

Mooney to Borren, 2 runs, tries to clear mid-off and does so, just about, length ball, doesn't evade mid-off by much but it's still a couple more for the Dutch, raises the 50-stand

46.4

Mooney to Borren, 2 runs, tried the scoop but it took the bottom of the end and went over midwicket, fetched it from outside off, two more

46.5

Mooney to Borren, OUT, slower one and Borren has to go, just drove at it gently, was looking to clear extra cover but didn't have the power behind it, found Porterfield at the edge of the circle at extra cover

PW Borren c Porterfield b Mooney 84 (108m 82b 10x4 0x6) SR: 102.43

Netherlands 287/6   PW Borren 84 (82b 10x4)

Photos

Mar 18, 2011

Niall O'Brien hits out on his way to a 53-ball half-century, Ireland v Netherlands, World Cup 2011, Group B, March 18, 2011

Niall O'Brien hits out on his way to a 53-ball half-century

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Mar 18, 2011

Tom Cooper is congratulated by team-mates on his dismissal of Ed Joyce, Ireland v Netherlands, World Cup 2011, Group B, March 18, 2011

Tom Cooper is congratulated by team-mates on his dismissal of Ed Joyce

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