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)

8.1

Mooney to ten Doeschate, no run, fielding! The ball was rocketing to the point boundary ... until the fielder there went airborne to cut it off. Superb fielding covers for some slightly shoddy bowling, that was short and wide

8.2

Mooney to ten Doeschate, no run, straighter, defended back down the wicket

8.3

Mooney to ten Doeschate, FOUR, punched through cover, that's such a difficult shot to play, off the back foot. Not only did he hit it, and hit it well, he also placed it perfectly to thread the gap between mid-off and cover

8.4

Mooney to ten Doeschate, FOUR, another boundary, he angles down to third man and beats both the slip fielder and a diving fielder on the ropes

8.5

Mooney to ten Doeschate, no run, a much better ball, Mooney has been a touch short but he pitches up and the result is defence from the batsman

8.6

Mooney to ten Doeschate, no run, good ball to finish what hadn't been the greatest over, ten Doeschate defends to cover

Netherlands 48/2   JF Mooney 1-0-8-0

10.1

Mooney to Kervezee, OUT, Kervezee gives it away! This really was such a soft dismissal, back-of-a-length on off stump and he just popped it straight into short extra cover's hands. He's better than that, Kervezee, and will be bitterly disappointed. Certainly not the greatest way to sign off at the World Cup, and Netherlands lose another

AN Kervezee c KJ O'Brien b Mooney 12 (34m 16b 2x4 0x6) SR: 75.00

10.2

Mooney to Barresi, no run, beaten outside off! Great ball, Mooney came much wider on the crease and then moved the ball sharply away from the bat. He had to play at it

10.3

Mooney to Barresi, no run, beaten again, this time it's the bounce! Much shorter on off stump, Barresi cuts but is easily beaten on the top edge

10.4

Mooney to Barresi, no run, fuller on off stump, defended into the covers

10.5

Mooney to Barresi, no run, more defence from Barresi, he's easing his way back in

10.6

Mooney to Barresi, 1 run, just short of a good length, he stands tall and chops down behind gully

Netherlands 54/3   JF Mooney 2-0-9-1

12.1

Mooney to ten Doeschate, no run, full on off stump, dug out towards mid-off. Mooney looks so much better when he pitches it up, too often he bowls way too short and simply doesn't have the pace for it

12.2

Mooney to ten Doeschate, no run, there we go, a touch short outside off and ten Doeschate launces into a cut ... fortunately for Ireland a fielder gets himself in the way

12.3

Mooney to ten Doeschate, 1 run, dropped down between midwicket and mid-on, there's time for a quick single

12.4

Mooney to Barresi, no run, Mooney was very excited for a moment there, but cut his appeal for lbw short when he noticed the massive inside edge

12.5

Mooney to Barresi, FOUR, a golf-swing from Barresi, but the ball goes in the opposite direction to that intended! He was aiming over wide long on, but a thick edge took the ball down to third man

12.6

Mooney to Barresi, 1 run, full, driven out to the cover sweeper

Netherlands 71/3   JF Mooney 3-0-15-1

14.1

Mooney to Barresi, no run, full on off stump, tapped back to the bowler who palms it away to leg

14.2

Mooney to Barresi, FOUR, too short, Barresi is onto the pull in a flash. Played off the front foot, he had the look of AB de Villiers when he played the stroke

14.3

Mooney to Barresi, no run, flashed square on the up, point dives across to cut it off

14.4

Mooney to Barresi, 1 run, angled off the outer edge down to third man

14.5

Mooney to ten Doeschate, 1 run, full on off stump and angling in ... a hopeful appeal from Mooney as ball hits pad then bat, but he was outside the line

14.6

Mooney to Barresi, no run, Mooney goes wide of the crease, sending the ball in towards middle and off on the angle ... but it's solidly defended

Netherlands 82/3   JF Mooney 4-0-21-1

20.1

Mooney to ten Doeschate, no run, back of a length on the off, gets on the back foot and drops it in front of the bowler

20.2

Mooney to ten Doeschate, no run, shortish outside off, gets back and knocks it down in front of point

20.3

Mooney to ten Doeschate, no run, bowled on a good length on the off, pushed back to the bowler

20.4

Mooney to ten Doeschate, FOUR, pitched up outside off, in the driving zone, drives at it hard, gets a thick outside edge to the boundary

20.5

Mooney to ten Doeschate, no run, good length on middle, pushed back firmly to the bowler

20.6

Mooney to ten Doeschate, 1 run, slightly short outside off, nips back in, gets behind it and drops it into the off side

Netherlands 110/3   JF Mooney 5-0-26-1

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

22.3

Mooney to ten Doeschate, 2 runs, nicely done, just closes his face there and plays it gently past the vacant square leg area, senses a chance to come back for the second and does so easily in the end

22.4

Mooney to ten Doeschate, 1 leg bye, turned away behind square 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   JF Mooney 6-0-30-1

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

40.4

Mooney to Buurman, no run, banged it short on the off, Buurman gets behind it nicely and plays it to cover

40.5

Mooney to Buurman, no run, beaten, short of a good length and angles in, he plays inside the line to that one as he tries to open the face, misses

40.6

Mooney to Buurman, 1 run, comes back in sharply, was the offcutter, gets on the back foot and jabs it past midwicket for a single

Netherlands 237/5   JF Mooney 7-0-32-1

42.1

Mooney to Buurman, no run, comes down the track and has a wild swing, short of a good length but he failed to connect, looked unlikely to connect, was more out of desperation than anything

42.2

Mooney to Buurman, FOUR, edged and four, streaky, short of a good length, pushes at it off the back foot with a slightly open face, there's no slip and it flies off the edge to the third-man boundary

42.3

Mooney to Buurman, 2 runs, lands safely, short of a good length and he goes for a mighty pull, it ends up being a miscue, lands wide of Kevin O'Brien running to his left at deep square leg, covered good ground but not quickly enough, he's not the quickest runner out there

42.4

Mooney to Buurman, no run, short on the off and he backs out of that one

42.5

Mooney to Buurman, no run, shortish, coming back in, tries to open the face there but is beaten

42.6

Mooney to Buurman, FOUR, he's been fortunate and continues to be, short and Buurman charges down the track to slash that over point, flies off the outside edge to the third-man boundary, Mooney's unlucky, maybe he'll bloig about it for us some day

Netherlands 252/5   JF Mooney 8-0-42-1

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

44.4

Mooney to Buurman, 2 runs, slower one bowled short on the off, dragged uppishly over midwicket for a couple in the deep

44.5

Mooney to Buurman, no run, full outside off, makes room and digs it out to extra cover

44.6

Mooney to Buurman, FOUR, he knows the field well, took the risk, was short of a good length, moved away and chipped it over mid-off, didn't look very attractive but it's deliberate and highly effective

Netherlands 270/5   JF Mooney 9-0-53-1

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

46.6

Mooney to Mudassar Bukhari, no run, short of a good lengh on middle, played back to the bowler

Netherlands 287/6   JF Mooney 10-0-59-2

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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