ICC Intercontinental Cup, Final: Ireland v Namibia at Port Elizabeth, Oct 30-Nov 2, 2008
Ireland won by 9 wickets
Played at St George's Park, Port Elizabeth (neutral venue)
30,31 October, 1,2 November 2008 (5-day match)
  Namibia 1st innings R M B 4s 6s SR
View dismissal AJ Burger b Johnston 13 70 57 2 0 22.80
17.3 picks the wrong line, ball hits middle stump 37/2
View dismissal LP van der Westhuizen c KJ O'Brien b Rankin 18 52 36 3 0 50.00
13.6 a bouncer, ball comes back at the batsman, who fends away the ball but spoons a catch to Kevin O'Brien at backward point 36/1
View dismissal SF Burger c Porterfield b Connell 21 89 60 2 0 35.00
35.2 keeps low outsid eoff as Burger cuts, trhe ball travels sharply to 3rd slip where Porterfieldbtakes a greaty catch at ankle height 82/4
View dismissal CG Williams c Cusack b Connell 25 62 51 4 0 49.01
33.1 cuts hard but the ball goes straight into the hands of Cusack standing at backward point 81/3
View dismissal G Snyman c Connell b Botha 9 43 31 2 0 29.03
44.1 goes on a big drive, but not middled neatly and the ball skies tobwide of mid off where Connell is able to take a simple catch 104/5
LJ Burger* not out 74 241 179 10 1 41.34
View dismissal DB Kotze c Johnston b Cusack 5 28 21 0 0 23.80
50.5 keeps low after clipping the bat outside off, well taken at 1st slip 119/6
View dismissal BL Kotze lbw b Rankin 43 131 102 4 1 42.15
85.1 shuffles across and pays the price when he misses 210/7
View dismissal T Verwey c West b Connell 0 7 7 0 0 0.00
86.3 drives, a top edge sees the ball go high into the atmosphere before comiing down to meet a patient West's hands at mid off 211/8
View dismissal L Klazinga lbw b Connell 0 3 2 0 0 0.00
86.6 beatas the bat and traps the batsman in front 212/9
View dismissal KB Burger b Connell 29 33 21 6 0 138.09
94.3 what a terrible delivery, rank full toss is played and missed 250/10
Extras (b 5, lb 8) 13
  Total (all out; 94.3 overs; 388 mins) 250 (2.64 runs per over)
  Bowling O M R W Econ
View wickets PC Connell 20.3 5 54 5 2.63
33.1 to Williams, cuts hard but the ball goes straight into the hands of Cusack standing at backward point 81/3
35.2 to SF Burger, keeps low outsid eoff as Burger cuts, trhe ball travels sharply to 3rd slip where Porterfieldbtakes a greaty catch at ankle height 82/4
86.3 to Verwey, drives, a top edge sees the ball go high into the atmosphere before comiing down to meet a patient West's hands at mid off 211/8
86.6 to Klazinga, beatas the bat and traps the batsman in front 212/9
94.3 to KB Burger, what a terrible delivery, rank full toss is played and missed 250/10
View wickets WB Rankin 21 3 68 2 3.23
13.6 to van der Westhuizen, a bouncer, ball comes back at the batsman, who fends away the ball but spoons a catch to Kevin O'Brien at backward point 36/1
85.1 to BL Kotze, shuffles across and pays the price when he misses 210/7
View wicket AC Botha 20 8 41 1 2.05
44.1 to Snyman, goes on a big drive, but not middled neatly and the ball skies tobwide of mid off where Connell is able to take a simple catch 104/5
View wicket DT Johnston 19 6 43 1 2.26
17.3 to AJ Burger, picks the wrong line, ball hits middle stump 37/2
  RM West 6 1 14 0 2.33
View wicket AR Cusack 6 2 9 1 1.50
50.5 to DB Kotze, keeps low after clipping the bat outside off, well taken at 1st slip 119/6
  WK McCallan 2 0 8 0 4.00
  Ireland 1st innings R M B 4s 6s SR
View dismissal WTS Porterfield* b Snyman 12 42 31 1 0 38.70
10.3 goes forward to defend, ball comes back a bit, gets the inside edge bonto off stump 27/2
View dismissal NJ O'Brien lbw b Snyman 0 11 3 0 0 0.00
2.3 beaten, hits the pads, the appeal is upheld. O'Brien is clearly unhappy 11/1
AR Cusack not out 95 273 230 15 0 41.30
View dismissal AC Botha b Snyman 0 1 1 0 0 0.00
10.4 beaten all ends up, middle stump goes 27/3
View dismissal KJ O'Brien b Snyman 0 2 2 0 0 0.00
10.6 beaten, and the stumps are shattered 27/4
View dismissal AR White c Williams b Snyman 8 14 7 1 0 114.28
14.3 nicks, ball goes low to Williams at 2nd slip 37/5
View dismissal DT Johnston b DB Kotze 58 158 129 9 0 44.96
60.1 has a look to pull, fails to connect properly and the ball skids into the stumps dislodging the bails 178/6
View dismissal WK McCallan lbw b SF Burger 2 11 13 0 0 15.38
63.3 comes forward to defend, misss, the ball hits the pads to trap the batsman well in front 181/7
View dismissal RM West c †Verwey b SF Burger 0 3 3 0 0 0.00
63.5 drives but only to edge to the keeper 181/8
View dismissal PC Connell b SF Burger 1 27 17 0 0 5.88
71.4 goes forward but misses, the ball doesn't and Connell has to make his way back to to the change rooms 187/9
WB Rankin c †Verwey b SF Burger 4 8 5 1 0 80.00
Extras (b 8, lb 5, w 2) 15
  Total (all out; 73.3 overs; 279 mins) 195 (2.65 runs per over)
  Bowling O M R W Econ  
View wickets G Snyman 15 2 53 5 3.53
2.3 to NJ O'Brien, beaten, hits the pads, the appeal is upheld. O'Brien is clearly unhappy 11/1
10.3 to Porterfield, goes forward to defend, ball comes back a bit, gets the inside edge bonto off stump 27/2
10.4 to Botha, beaten all ends up, middle stump goes 27/3
10.6 to KJ O'Brien, beaten, and the stumps are shattered 27/4
14.3 to White, nicks, ball goes low to Williams at 2nd slip 37/5
  KB Burger 8 0 33 0 4.12 (1w)
  L Klazinga 11 1 35 0 3.18
View wickets SF Burger 19.3 9 23 4 1.17
63.3 to McCallan, comes forward to defend, misss, the ball hits the pads to trap the batsman well in front 181/7
63.5 to West, drives but only to edge to the keeper 181/8
71.4 to Connell, goes forward but misses, the ball doesn't and Connell has to make his way back to to the change rooms 187/9
  BL Kotze 7 1 26 0 3.71
View wicket DB Kotze 13 7 12 1 0.92
60.1 to Johnston, has a look to pull, fails to connect properly and the ball skids into the stumps dislodging the bails 178/6
  Namibia 2nd innings R M B 4s 6s SR
View dismissal AJ Burger b Rankin 34 181 128 2 0 26.56
42.1 beaten by a peach of a delivery, voming back from the off 85/6
View dismissal LP van der Westhuizen lbw b Connell 0 9 6 0 0 0.00
2.1 ball nips back beating the covering bat and raps the pads 1/1
View dismissal L Klazinga lbw b Connell 0 2 4 0 0 0.00
2.5 great ball, never looked happy gainst the bowler, beaten and trapped in front going onto the back foot 1/2
View dismissal SF Burger c Porterfield b Rankin 6 35 26 1 0 23.07
11.4 ball comes across the batsman who has a cut, ball goes to Porterfield's right at 2nd slip, a great diving catch 14/3
View dismissal CG Williams c Cusack b Botha 14 68 46 2 0 30.43
27.4 cuts but well enough goes to Cusack at point 43/4
View dismissal G Snyman c †NJ O'Brien b Botha 31 46 37 3 2 83.78
51.1 drives to a ball going down off, a faint touch presents the Irish keeper with his first catch of the innings 111/7
View dismissal LJ Burger* lbw b Rankin 1 58 32 0 0 3.12
40.2 shuffles into line and pays the price 68/5
View dismissal DB Kotze lbw b Connell 18 64 45 2 0 40.00
56.4 caught well in front and on the back foot 131/8
BL Kotze not out 17 45 32 2 0 53.12
View dismissal T Verwey run out (KJ O'Brien) 6 20 16 1 0 37.50
61.6 West to BL Kotze, push to point, the non-striker sets off and short cover picks up the ball and as the striker has not run we find both batsman standing next to each other 145/8
View dismissal KB Burger c Johnston b Rankin 0 2 3 0 0 0.00
62.3 edged to the slips 145/10
Extras (b 6, lb 7, w 5) 18
  Total (all out; 62.3 overs; 270 mins) 145 (2.32 runs per over)
  Bowling O M R W Econ  
View wickets PC Connell 18 9 36 3 2.00
2.1 to van der Westhuizen, ball nips back beating the covering bat and raps the pads 1/1
2.5 to Klazinga, great ball, never looked happy gainst the bowler, beaten and trapped in front going onto the back foot 1/2
56.4 to DB Kotze, caught well in front and on the back foot 131/8
62.3 to KB Burger, edged to the slips 145/10
View wickets WB Rankin 16.3 4 39 4 2.36 (1w)
11.4 to SF Burger, ball comes across the batsman who has a cut, ball goes to Porterfield's right at 2nd slip, a great diving catch 14/3
40.2 to LJ Burger, shuffles into line and pays the price 68/5
42.1 to AJ Burger, beaten by a peach of a delivery, voming back from the off 85/6
  DT Johnston 8 4 8 0 1.00
View wickets AC Botha 14 5 28 2 2.00
27.4 to Williams, cuts but well enough goes to Cusack at point 43/4
51.1 to Snyman, drives to a ball going down off, a faint touch presents the Irish keeper with his first catch of the innings 111/7
  AR Cusack 1 1 0 0 0.00
  RM West 5 1 21 0 4.20
  Ireland 2nd innings (target: 201 runs) R M B 4s 6s SR
View dismissal WTS Porterfield* c BL Kotze b DB Kotze 34 58 53 7 0 64.15
14.5 going for a big hit, ball goes high to a waiting Bjon Kotze at deeoish mid on 68/1
NJ O'Brien not out 119 215 165 15 2 72.12
AR Cusack not out 39 156 130 5 0 30.00
Extras (b 3, lb 1, w 4, nb 1) 9
  Total (1 wicket; 58 overs; 215 mins) 201 (3.46 runs per over)
  Bowling O M R W Econ  
  G Snyman 12 0 41 0 3.41 (1nb, 2w)
  KB Burger 3 0 23 0 7.66 (1w)
  SF Burger 4 1 14 0 3.50 (1w)
View wicket DB Kotze 24 6 47 1 1.95
14.5 to Porterfield, going for a big hit, ball goes high to a waiting Bjon Kotze at deeoish mid on 68/1
  L Klazinga 7 0 29 0 4.14
  AJ Burger 4 0 27 0 6.75
  CG Williams 3 0 12 0 4.00
  LJ Burger 1 0 4 0 4.00

Match details


Toss - Namibia, who chose to bat
Series - Ireland won the 2007-2008/09 ICC Intercontinental Cup
Player of the match - AR Cusack (Ireland)
Umpires - PK Baldwin (Germany) and IL Howell
Match referee - DT Jukes (England)
Reserve umpire - CL Joubert
Close of play
  • Thu, 30 Oct - day 1 - Namibia 1st innings 241/9 (LJ Burger 72*, KB Burger 22*, 90 ov)
  • Fri, 31 Oct - day 2 - Namibia 2nd innings 14/2 (AJ Burger 7*, SF Burger 6*, 9 ov)
  • Sat, 1 Nov - day 3 - Ireland 2nd innings 134/1 (NJ O'Brien 77*, AR Cusack 19*, 36 ov)
  • Sun, 2 Nov - day 4 - Ireland 2nd innings 201/1 (58 ov) - end of match

Match Notes


Day 4
Day 3
Day 2
Day 1
    • Namibia 1st Innings
    • 50 runs in 29.2 overs (99 mins, 146 balls, 6x4,0x6)
    • 100 runs in 40.3 overs (171 mins, 255 balls, 15x4,0x6)
    • 150 runs in 63.1 overs (255 mins, 379 balls, 21x4,0x6)
    • LJ Burger: 50 runs off 116 balls in 134 mins (6x4, 1x6)
    • 7th wicket partnership 50 runs from 124 balls in 281 mins (LJ Burger 24, BL Kotze 20, Extras 6, 5x4, 1x6)
    • New ball taken after 80 overs
    • 200 runs in 81.6 overs (329 mins, 498 balls, 25x4,2x6)
    • Ireland 1st Innings
    • 50 runs in 15.5 overs (72 mins, 103 balls, 4x4,0x6)
    • 6th wicket partnership 50 runs from 57 balls in 37 mins (AR Cusack 23, DT Johnston 21, Extras 6, 7x4, 0x6)
    • 100 runs in 25.5 overs (121 mins, 163 balls, 12x4,0x6)
    • AR Cusack: 50 runs off 90 balls in 114 mins (9x4, 0x6)
    • 6th wicket partnership 100 runs from 126 balls in 82 mins (AR Cusack 35, DT Johnston 57, Extras 8, 16x4, 0x6)
    • 150 runs in 39.1 overs (174 mins, 248 balls, 22x4,0x6)
    • DT Johnston: 50 runs off 81 balls in 107 mins (7x4, 0x6)
    • Namibia 2nd Innings
    • G Snyman (2) retired hurt on 0* from 43/4 (28.6 ov) to 68/5 (40.3 ov)
    • 50 runs in 31.1 overs (136 mins, 184 balls, 4x4,0x6)
    • 100 runs in 48.3overs (209 mins, 291 balls, 8x4,2x6)
    • Ireland 2nd Innings
    • 50 runs in 7.1 overs (36 mins, 43 balls, 9x4,1x6)
    • 1st wicket partnership 50 runs from 43 balls in 36 mins (WTS Porterfield 24, NJ O'Brien 28,Extras 1, 9x4, 1x6)
    • NJ O'Brien: 50 runs off 52 balls in 84 mins (7x4, 1x6)
    • 100 runs in 23.5 overs (94 mins, 143 balls, 17x4,1x6)
    • Ireland 2nd Innings: 1x5 ball over (Over 25 bowled by DB Kotze called by PK Baldwin)
    • 2nd wicket partnership 50 runs from 83 balls in 52 mins (NJ O'Brien 37, AR Cusack 13, Extras 0, 9x4, 0x6)
    • 150 runs in 47.6 overs (175 mins, 288 balls, 19x4,1x6)
    • NJ O'Brien: 100 runs off 144 balls in 185 mins (13x4, 1x6)
    • 2nd wicket partnership 100 runs from 219 balls in 131 mins (NJ O'Brien 71, AR Cusack 23, Extras 6, 12x4, 0x6)
    • 200 runs in 57.6 overs (215 mins, 352 balls, 27x4,1x6)
 
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