ICC World Cup Qualifiers, 2009 / Commentary

ICC World Cup Qualifiers - 4th match, Group A

Ireland v Scotland

Ireland won by 7 wickets (with 74 balls remaining)

Good Morning from Willowmoore Park where Ireland and Scotland will kick the tournament off. Partly cloudy this morning but warm clear skies are prdicted and that maybe the main reason why Ireland having won the toss have decided to filed first Should be in for an entertaining close match with both teams having tasted the World Cup fever before Match will get off on time in 20 minutes

0.1

Connell to Hamilton, no run, outside off, pushes forward and is beaten

0.2

Connell to Hamilton, no run, back of length, gets across and leaves

0.3

Connell to Hamilton, 1 wide, leg side wide, flicks, to wide to make contact

0.3

Connell to Hamilton, 1 run, leg side short, gets back and dabs to the on side, quick run taken

0.4

Connell to Watson, no run, defends to the off side

0.5

Connell to Watson, 1 wide, leg side again, short to the right hander, goes on the pull, no contact

0.5

Connell to Watson, no run, full on the off, driven cleanly past the cover

0.6

Connell to Watson, no run, defends to the off

End of over 1 (3 runs) Scotland 3/0
RR Watson    0* (3b)      PC Connell    1-0-3-0
GM Hamilton    1* (3b)     

1.1

Rankin to Hamilton, OUT, outside off, gets up from back of a length, defends from the back foot but drags that into the stumps, huge wicket for Ireland

GM Hamilton b Rankin 1 (5m 4b 0x4 0x6) SR: 25.00

1.2

Rankin to Coetzer, no run, left alone outside off

1.3

Rankin to Coetzer, 1 run, pushes forward to the off, quick run

1.4

Rankin to Watson, no run, gets forward on the off, nice bounce from Rankin, beats the outside edge

1.5

Rankin to Watson, no run, has another little nibble from the back foot this time, beaten

1.6

Rankin to Watson, no run, full almost yorker length, flicks, beaten into the pad, appeal, but going down the leg side

End of over 2 (1 run) Scotland 4/1
RR Watson    0* (6b)      WB Rankin    1-0-1-1
KJ Coetzer    1* (2b)     

2.1

Connell to Coetzer, 2 leg byes, leg side, tries to work that fine, but all it gets is the pad

2.2

Connell to Coetzer, no run, left alone outside off

2.3

Connell to Coetzer, no run, full on the off, drives down the ground where Connell gets a hand down to it

2.4

Connell to Coetzer, 1 run, outside off, touch short, runs that down to 3rd man

2.5

Connell to Watson, no run, defends to the off

2.6

Connell to Watson, 1 run, nudges to the on side

End of over 3 (4 runs) Scotland 8/1
RR Watson    1* (8b)      PC Connell    2-0-5-0
KJ Coetzer    2* (6b)     

3.1

Rankin to Watson, 2 runs, short gets back to pull, not timed, but gets it past the midwicket

3.2

Rankin to Watson, no run, just short of length, gets him on the front foot, high off the bat to the on side

3.3

Rankin to Watson, OUT, shortish outside the off, slashes the cut at the wide lifter, gets the bottom of the bat to slip

RR Watson c Johnston b Rankin 7 (16m 11b 1x4 0x6) SR: 63.63

3.4

Rankin to Poonia, no run

3.5

Rankin to Poonia, 1 run

3.6

Rankin to Coetzer, 1 run, worked to fine leg

End of over 4 (4 runs) Scotland 12/2
KJ Coetzer    3* (7b)      WB Rankin    2-0-5-2
NS Poonia    1* (2b)     

4.1

Connell to Coetzer, FOUR, full on the legs, drives well past and inside the mid-on

4.2

Connell to Coetzer, no run, on the back foot, defends down the pitch

4.3

Connell to Coetzer, no run, leg side flicks to the on, well fielded at square leg

4.4

Connell to Coetzer, no run, drives firmly into the covers

4.5

Connell to Coetzer, no run, defends down the on side of the pitch, bowler gathers

4.6

Connell to Coetzer, no run, has a little flash outside the off, beaten as that moves away

End of over 5 (8 runs) Scotland 20/2
KJ Coetzer    7* (13b 1x4)      PC Connell    3-0-13-0
NS Poonia    1* (2b)     

5.1

Rankin to Poonia, 1 wide, wide outside the off

5.1

Rankin to Poonia, no run, leg side ball, again gets good length, taken high on the back leg as he tries to work that leg side

5.2

Rankin to Poonia, no run, defends to the off, cover in quick to collect

5.3

Rankin to Poonia, no run, short of length, gets back to defend to the off

5.4

Rankin to Poonia, 1 run, drives outside off, no timing, runs it through the gap at cover

5.5

Rankin to Coetzer, no run, beaten outside the off, did look like he pulled the bat back, but he did play at that before adjusting

5.6

Rankin to Coetzer, no run, beaten on the drive

End of over 6 (2 runs) Scotland 22/2
KJ Coetzer    7* (15b 1x4)      WB Rankin    3-0-7-2
NS Poonia    2* (6b)     

6.1

Connell to Poonia, no run, back, defends to the off

6.2

Connell to Poonia, no run, well forward, stroked to the covers

6.3

Connell to Poonia, OUT, outside off, slightly short, ball moves away, flashes the cut from the back foot but all he gets is the edge to slip

NS Poonia c Botha b Connell 2 (12m 9b 0x4 0x6) SR: 22.22

6.4

Connell to Smith, no run, line and length forward, defends down the pitch

6.5

Connell to Smith, no run, left alone outside off

6.6

Connell to Smith, no run, left alone outside off, close call, but gets away with it

End of over 7 (wicket maiden) Scotland 22/3
CJO Smith    0* (3b)      PC Connell    4-1-13-1
KJ Coetzer    7* (15b 1x4)     

7.1

Rankin to Coetzer, 1 wide, called outside off

7.1

Rankin to Coetzer, no run, flashes the cut outside off, beaten

7.2

Rankin to Coetzer, no run, back foot defence to the off

7.3

Rankin to Coetzer, no run, back defence, pushes to the off

7.4

Rankin to Coetzer, no run, left alone outside off

7.5

Rankin to Coetzer, 1 wide, leg side wide

7.5

Rankin to Coetzer, no run, left alone outside off, getting some movement off the pitch, but that one too far to tempt

7.6

Rankin to Coetzer, no run, drives firmly to the off, but great work from a diving cover point

End of over 8 (2 runs) Scotland 24/3
KJ Coetzer    7* (21b 1x4)      WB Rankin    4-0-9-2
CJO Smith    0* (3b)     

8.1

Connell to Smith, OUT, another big slash outside off as he tries to cut, taken well at 2nd slip

CJO Smith c Botha b Connell 0 (8m 4b 0x4 0x6) SR: 0.00

8.2

Connell to McCallum, no run, full, leg side, beats the bat as he looks fine, loops off the pad towards the keeper making ground to the on side

8.3

Connell to McCallum, no run, left alone outside off

8.4

Connell to McCallum, no run, line and length draws him well forward defending

8.5

Connell to McCallum, no run, chops down from the back foot as he gets one lifting just outside off, runs that towards backward point

8.6

Connell to McCallum, no run, gets forward, feet down the wrong line, beaten

End of over 9 (wicket maiden) Scotland 24/4
NFI McCallum    0* (5b)      PC Connell    5-2-13-2
KJ Coetzer    7* (21b 1x4)     

9.1

Rankin to Coetzer, no run, left alone outside off

9.2

Rankin to Coetzer, FOUR, shot, straight drive to the overpitched ball, misses the bowlers stumps, runs away to long on

9.3

Rankin to Coetzer, no run, well forward, but angled down the appeal, hopeful appeal truned down

9.4

Rankin to Coetzer, no run, gets back on the pull, plays over the top, hits high on the leading pad, no appeal

9.5

Rankin to Coetzer, no run, line and length, defends back to Rankin

9.6

Rankin to Coetzer, no run, defends to the off

End of over 10 (4 runs) Scotland 28/4
KJ Coetzer    11* (27b 2x4)      WB Rankin    5-0-13-2
NFI McCallum    0* (5b)     

10.1

Connell to McCallum, no run, leg side ball, works on side,

10.2

Connell to McCallum, no run, fullish ball on the legs, clips to forward square leg

10.3

Connell to McCallum, no run, back defends to the on side

10.4

Connell to McCallum, no run, wide delivery cut straight to point fielder

10.5

Connell to McCallum, no run, ful pitched ball , forward defense

10.6

Connell to McCallum, FOUR, short and wide delivery, driven through covers

End of over 11 (4 runs) Scotland 32/4
NFI McCallum    4* (11b 1x4)      PC Connell    6-2-17-2
KJ Coetzer    11* (27b 2x4)     

11.1

Rankin to Coetzer, no run, short and wide left alone

11.2

Rankin to Coetzer, no run, outside off, left alone

11.3

Rankin to Coetzer, no run, back foot defence

11.4

Rankin to Coetzer, no run, on the back foot to pull, that stayed down a bit but beaten by pace, off the pad to gully

11.5

Rankin to Coetzer, no run, well forward defends down the pitch

11.6

Rankin to Coetzer, no run, on the back foot again, this does get up well, high off the bat to the off

End of over 12 (maiden) Scotland 32/4
KJ Coetzer    11* (33b 2x4)      WB Rankin    6-1-13-2
NFI McCallum    4* (11b 1x4)     

12.1

Johnston to McCallum, no run, defends to the off with the keeper standing up

12.2

Johnston to McCallum, no run, back foot again, pushes down the pitch

12.3

Johnston to McCallum, no run, looks to run that to 3rd man from the back foot, well taken by keeper

12.4

Johnston to McCallum, (no ball) 1 run, pushes from the back foot into covers, quick run taken

12.4

Johnston to Coetzer, 1 run, free hit after all the field changes, has a swing from the front foot, high off the bat in the air wide of cover

12.5

Johnston to McCallum, 1 run, well forward, open face of the bat, runs it to 3rd man

12.6

Johnston to Coetzer, no run, left alone shortish outside off

End of over 13 (4 runs) Scotland 36/4
KJ Coetzer    12* (35b 2x4)      DT Johnston    1-0-4-0
NFI McCallum    6* (16b 1x4)     

13.1

Rankin to McCallum, 1 run, on the back foot, runs that to third man

13.2

Rankin to Coetzer, no run, short ball, ducks down on the knees, bat however comes up like a periscope

13.3

Rankin to Coetzer, FOUR, cover drive through the covers, diving attempt from cover but that was hit fairly firmly

13.4

Rankin to Coetzer, no run, goes under the short pitched ball, again that bat comes up

13.5

Rankin to Coetzer, no run, back foot defence down the pitch

13.6

Rankin to Coetzer, no run, short outside off, left alone

End of over 14 (5 runs) Scotland 41/4
KJ Coetzer    16* (40b 3x4)      WB Rankin    7-1-18-2
NFI McCallum    7* (17b 1x4)     

14.1

Johnston to McCallum, no run, left alone short ball outside off

14.2

Johnston to McCallum, no run, drives into the covers

14.3

Johnston to McCallum, 1 run, short pulls firmly in the air, short of the deep square leg

14.4

Johnston to Coetzer, no run, left alone outside off, close call, bowler gets away with it

14.5

Johnston to Coetzer, FOUR, crashing cover drive through the covers

14.6

Johnston to Coetzer, SIX, short, pulls firmly, in the air, but hit well enough to clear the deep square leg

End of over 15 (11 runs) Scotland 52/4
KJ Coetzer    26* (43b 4x4 1x6)      DT Johnston    2-0-15-0
NFI McCallum    8* (20b 1x4)     

15.1

KJ O'Brien to McCallum, no run, starts a touch short and wide outside off, cut straight at backward point

15.2

KJ O'Brien to McCallum, no run, line and length defends back at the bowler

15.3

KJ O'Brien to McCallum, no run, left alone outside off, keeper standing up takes well

15.4

KJ O'Brien to McCallum, no run, on the back foot, punches firmly straight at point

15.5

KJ O'Brien to McCallum, 2 runs, cuts again outside the off, this time beats the point, throw comes in and that is wild, extra run

15.6

KJ O'Brien to McCallum, no run, chops from outside off to a diving point

Match State: Drinks

End of over 16 (2 runs) Scotland 54/4
NFI McCallum    10* (26b 1x4)      KJ O'Brien    1-0-2-0
KJ Coetzer    26* (43b 4x4 1x6)     

16.1

Johnston to Coetzer, no run, outside off left alone

16.2

Johnston to Coetzer, no run, full pitched ball driven to cover

16.3

Johnston to Coetzer, no run, pushed to cover fielder

16.4

Johnston to Coetzer, no run, driving firmly straight at cover

16.5

Johnston to Coetzer, 1 run, outside off back, runs that to third man

16.6

Johnston to McCallum, no run, left alone outside off, keeper juggles

End of over 17 (1 run) Scotland 55/4
NFI McCallum    10* (27b 1x4)      DT Johnston    3-0-16-0
KJ Coetzer    27* (48b 4x4 1x6)     

17.1

KJ O'Brien to Coetzer, 1 run, looks to the on side, leading edge wide of backward point

17.2

KJ O'Brien to McCallum, 1 run, pushes from the back foot forward of a dialling point

17.3

KJ O'Brien to Coetzer, no run, back of length, punches to the off, Porterfield doing some great work from point

17.4

KJ O'Brien to Coetzer, no run, on the back foot defening to point

17.5

KJ O'Brien to Coetzer, 1 run, outside off, shortish, late cuts to third man

17.6

KJ O'Brien to McCallum, 1 run, worked off the legs to a deep square leg

End of over 18 (4 runs) Scotland 59/4
NFI McCallum    12* (29b 1x4)      KJ O'Brien    2-0-6-0
KJ Coetzer    29* (52b 4x4 1x6)     

18.1

Johnston to McCallum, no run, all defensive as he gets well forward, runs it towards mid-on

18.2

Johnston to McCallum, no run, defends from the back foot to the off

18.3

Johnston to McCallum, no run, well forward, stroked toward cover

18.4

Johnston to McCallum, 1 run, outside off, back of length, cuts gently guiding that towards third man

18.5

Johnston to Coetzer, no run, stroked from the front foot towards mid-on

18.6

Johnston to Coetzer, no run, outside off, chops towards thrid man, Porterfield again cuts that off on the dive

End of over 19 (1 run) Scotland 60/4
KJ Coetzer    29* (54b 4x4 1x6)      DT Johnston    4-0-17-0
NFI McCallum    13* (33b 1x4)     

19.1

KJ O'Brien to McCallum, no run, defends back at the bowler

19.2

KJ O'Brien to McCallum, no run, well forward, all defensive as that runs to cover

19.3

KJ O'Brien to McCallum, 1 wide, leg side wide

19.3

KJ O'Brien to McCallum, FOUR, outside off, short, top edge as he cuts, flies well over the slips

19.4

KJ O'Brien to McCallum, no run, pushes to cover

19.5

KJ O'Brien to McCallum, 2 runs, short, pulls to deep square leg

19.6

KJ O'Brien to McCallum, 1 run, worked off the legs to the on side

End of over 20 (8 runs) Scotland 68/4
NFI McCallum    20* (39b 2x4)      KJ O'Brien    3-0-14-0
KJ Coetzer    29* (54b 4x4 1x6)     

20.1

Johnston to McCallum, no run, overpitched, stroked firmly to mid-on

20.2

Johnston to McCallum, no run, all defensive to the on side

20.3

Johnston to McCallum, no run, outside off, back, defends towards point

20.4

Johnston to McCallum, no run, all defensive, defends down the pitch to the bowler

20.5

Johnston to McCallum, no run, defends to the off

20.6

Johnston to McCallum, no run, defends down the pitch

End of over 21 (maiden) Scotland 68/4
NFI McCallum    20* (45b 2x4)      DT Johnston    5-1-17-0
KJ Coetzer    29* (54b 4x4 1x6)     

21.1

KJ O'Brien to Coetzer, OUT, fullish on the legs, clips firmly but in the air, Morgan at midwicket pulls off a catch well above his head

KJ Coetzer c Morgan b KJ O'Brien 29 (86m 55b 4x4 1x6) SR: 52.72

21.2

KJ O'Brien to Wright, no run, left alone outside off

21.3

KJ O'Brien to Wright, no run, well forward, defends to the off

21.4

KJ O'Brien to Wright, 1 run, gently forward with the open face, runs it down to third man

21.5

KJ O'Brien to McCallum, no run, left alone outside off

21.6

KJ O'Brien to McCallum, no run, beaten outside off as he shapes to drive to the off

End of over 22 (1 run) Scotland 69/5
NFI McCallum    20* (47b 2x4)      KJ O'Brien    4-0-15-1
CM Wright    1* (3b)     

22.1

Johnston to Wright, no run, all defensive as he gets one on the button

22.2

Johnston to Wright, no run, left alone outside off

22.3

Johnston to Wright, no run, left alone outside off

22.4

Johnston to Wright, no run, well forward on defences, gets one coming into him off the pitch, inside edge may have saved a huge appeal

22.5

Johnston to Wright, no run, defends to the off

22.6

Johnston to Wright, no run, left alone outside off

End of over 23 (maiden) Scotland 69/5
CM Wright    1* (9b)      DT Johnston    6-2-17-0
NFI McCallum    20* (47b 2x4)     

23.1

KJ O'Brien to McCallum, FOUR, decides he has had enough, lofted on drive just short of maximum

23.2

KJ O'Brien to McCallum, no run, defends from line and length towards the bowler

23.3

KJ O'Brien to McCallum, no run, defends

23.4

KJ O'Brien to McCallum, FOUR, on the drive, gets a thin edge wide of the keeper standing up, races away

23.5

KJ O'Brien to McCallum, no run, defends to the off

23.6

KJ O'Brien to McCallum, 1 run, stroked from the front foot through the cover

End of over 24 (9 runs) Scotland 78/5
NFI McCallum    29* (53b 4x4)      KJ O'Brien    5-0-24-1
CM Wright    1* (9b)     

24.1

Johnston to McCallum, 1 run, worked off the legs to the on side

24.2

Johnston to Wright, no run, defends down the pitch

24.3

Johnston to Wright, 4 leg byes, leg side, full, flicks, beats the bat the pad and the keeper standing up

24.4

Johnston to Wright, no run, defends back to the bowler

24.5

Johnston to Wright, 1 run, gets half forward, clips wide of mid-on, quick run causes the fumble, but second run not taken

24.6

Johnston to McCallum, no run, well forward, bat pad, or pad bat, appeal is turned down

End of over 25 (6 runs) Scotland 84/5
NFI McCallum    30* (55b 4x4)      DT Johnston    7-2-19-0
CM Wright    2* (13b)     

25.1

West to Wright, 1 run, plays late from the crease, runs that gently wide of the cover

25.2

West to McCallum, FOUR, leg side full toss, sweeps that behind square leg

25.3

West to McCallum, no run, left alone outside off, gets a bit of purchase, turns away from the bat

25.4

West to McCallum, no run, gets well forward, beaten, appeal for the lbw, not given

25.5

West to McCallum, FOUR, long hop is put away on the pull to deep midwicket

25.6

West to McCallum, 1 run, sweeps a leg side ball, has four written all over it, a diving stop at leg gully by Connell saves 3 runs

End of over 26 (10 runs) Scotland 94/5
NFI McCallum    39* (60b 6x4)      RM West    1-0-10-0
CM Wright    3* (14b)     

26.1

Johnston to McCallum, no run, left alone outside off

26.2

Johnston to McCallum, no run, defends back down the pitch

26.3

Johnston to McCallum, 2 runs, worked off the legs towards long leg

26.4

Johnston to McCallum, no run, defends to the off

26.5

Johnston to McCallum, 2 runs, outside off, full, drives, edges, DROPPED, Botha at slip leaps high, gets a hand to it pushing it over the bar

26.6

Johnston to McCallum, 1 run, leg side full, clips to forward square leg

End of over 27 (5 runs) Scotland 99/5
NFI McCallum    44* (66b 6x4)      DT Johnston    8-2-24-0
CM Wright    3* (14b)     

27.1

West to McCallum, no run, defends down the pitch

27.2

West to McCallum, no run, left alone outside off

27.3

West to McCallum, no run

27.4

West to McCallum, no run, chops the cut to backward point

27.5

West to McCallum, no run, left alone outside off

27.6

West to McCallum, no run, stroked into the covers

End of over 28 (maiden) Scotland 99/5
NFI McCallum    44* (72b 6x4)      RM West    2-1-10-0
CM Wright    3* (14b)     

28.1

Johnston to Wright, 1 run, flicks to the on side, edges into the pad and the on side

28.2

Johnston to McCallum, no run, stroked into the off field

28.3

Johnston to McCallum, no run, defends down the pitch

28.4

Johnston to McCallum, 1 run, pushed towards and wide of mid-on

28.5

Johnston to Wright, no run, stroked firmly straight at extra cover

28.6

Johnston to Wright, no run, defends to the off

End of over 29 (2 runs) Scotland 101/5
CM Wright    4* (17b)      DT Johnston    9-2-26-0
NFI McCallum    45* (75b 6x4)     

29.1

West to McCallum, no run, defends to the bowler

29.2

West to McCallum, no run, well forward to sweep, sees the ball is short, adjusts and tries to cut, beaten

29.3

West to McCallum, no run, defends down the pitch

29.4

West to McCallum, 1 run, drives past cover but the sweeper off the fence is in quick, saves the second

29.5

West to Wright, no run, defends to the cover

29.6

West to Wright, no run, back to cut, ball hurries the shot to the off

End of over 30 (1 run) Scotland 102/5
CM Wright    4* (19b)      RM West    3-1-11-0
NFI McCallum    46* (79b 6x4)     

30.1

Johnston to McCallum, 1 run, gets well forward, well timed defensive push races past the bowler, long off in to collect

30.2

Johnston to Wright, no run, defensive front foot push to the bowler

30.3

Johnston to Wright, no run, firmly stroked back at the bowler who gathers with an outstretched hand

30.4

Johnston to Wright, FOUR, neat little flick off the legs, only man behind square on the on side is the deep square leg who has a long chase, does not make it

30.5

Johnston to Wright, 1 run, lofted drive down the ground only just evades Johnston's outstretched hand

30.6

Johnston to McCallum, no run, defends to the off

End of over 31 (6 runs) Scotland 108/5
NFI McCallum    47* (81b 6x4)      DT Johnston    10-2-32-0
CM Wright    9* (23b 1x4)     

31.1

West to Wright, no run, left alone outside off

31.2

West to Wright, no run, on the cut, turn and bounce has him playing under the ball

31.3

West to Wright, no run, uses his feet to the pitch, drives at the bowler

31.4

West to Wright, 1 run, flighted on the off, driven towards long off

31.5

West to McCallum, no run, well cut but equally well gathered by Porterhouse at cover

31.6

West to McCallum, no run, well forward, nudges to point

End of over 32 (1 run) Scotland 109/5
NFI McCallum    47* (83b 6x4)      RM West    4-1-12-0
CM Wright    10* (27b 1x4)     

32.1

Cusack to Wright, 1 run, well forward and stroked into the covers, extra cover round to clean up

32.2

Cusack to McCallum, FOUR, far too short, sits up and says hit me, he does, one bounce to square leg

32.3

Cusack to McCallum, no run, defends to the on side

32.4

Cusack to McCallum, 2 runs, outside off, back, nudges wide of third man

32.5

Cusack to McCallum, no run, well forward, defends to the off

32.6

Cusack to McCallum, no run, back foot nudge towards backward point

End of over 33 (7 runs) Scotland 116/5
NFI McCallum    53* (88b 7x4)      AR Cusack    1-0-7-0
CM Wright    11* (28b 1x4)     

33.1

West to Wright, 1 wide, outside off, turns away even further

33.1

West to Wright, no run, yorker dug out to the off

33.2

West to Wright, no run, drives firmly to cover

33.3

West to Wright, 1 run, pulls a bit early, in the air, loops away towards wide long on

33.4

West to McCallum, 1 run, outside off, flighted, sweeps well towards the deep backeward square leg

33.5

West to Wright, no run, forcing from the back foot he drags that straight at midwicket

33.6

West to Wright, no run

End of over 34 (3 runs) Scotland 119/5
CM Wright    12* (33b 1x4)      RM West    5-1-15-0
NFI McCallum    54* (89b 7x4)     

34.1

Rankin to McCallum, no run, bhigh full toss, wants to pull but too late on the shot

34.2

Rankin to McCallum, no run, defends to the off

34.3

Rankin to McCallum, 2 runs, short, pulls, a great diving attempt at a catch at deep square leg, gets it just on the bounce

34.4

Rankin to McCallum, no run, nudges off the back foot, midwicket in quick to stop the run

34.5

Rankin to McCallum, 1 run, outside off, back, guides that on the cut to third man

34.6

Rankin to Wright, no run, leaves the short ball, outside off alone

End of over 35 (3 runs) Scotland 122/5
CM Wright    12* (34b 1x4)      WB Rankin    8-1-21-2
NFI McCallum    57* (94b 7x4)     

35.1

West to McCallum, no run, defends back to the bowler

35.2

West to McCallum, no run, sweeps at the flighted ball, beaten into the pad, appeal, Erasmus says outside off

35.3

West to McCallum, FOUR, cracking cover drive, maybe the shot of the day so far

35.4

West to McCallum, 1 wide, leg side wide

35.4

West to McCallum, no run, on the back foot cutting, ball to close to the body, beaten

35.5

West to McCallum, FOUR, cuts again, this gets the top edge, no slips, no thrid man, races away

35.6

West to McCallum, no run, nudges to the on side

End of over 36 (9 runs) Scotland 131/5
NFI McCallum    65* (100b 9x4)      RM West    6-1-24-0
CM Wright    12* (34b 1x4)     

36.1

Rankin to Wright, no run, no feet movement, hangs the bat out at one outside off and short of length, beaten

36.2

Rankin to Wright, no run, on line, short of length, jumps back to defends to the bowler

36.3

Rankin to Wright, no run, swing and a miss, foot down the pitch, has a full swing at one wide outside off, beaten

36.4

Rankin to Wright, no run, falls backwards to get out of the way of the bouncer, nearly took his head off

36.5

Rankin to Wright, 1 run, back foot, not getting into line, dabs towards point, quick run taken

36.6

Rankin to McCallum, no run, on the drive, well beaten by one leaving the bat off the pitch

End of over 37 (1 run) Scotland 132/5
NFI McCallum    65* (101b 9x4)      WB Rankin    9-1-22-2
CM Wright    13* (39b 1x4)     

37.1

West to Wright, no run, yorker dug out to the off side

37.2

West to Wright, 1 wide, huge leg side wide, should get two for that

37.2

West to Wright, 1 run, slaps the drive to the deep cover sweeper

37.3

West to McCallum, no run, beaten outside off on the cut

37.4

West to McCallum, 1 run, cuts from outside off to the deep cover point

37.5

West to Wright, 1 run, on the drive, lofted over the cover, long off gets round to cut off

37.6

West to McCallum, no run, line and length, defends

End of over 38 (4 runs) Scotland 136/5
NFI McCallum    66* (104b 9x4)      RM West    7-1-28-0
CM Wright    15* (42b 1x4)     

38.1

Rankin to Wright, 1 run, short, Wright not enjoying the short pitched ball, back pedals as he dabs to the off

38.2

Rankin to McCallum, no run, left alone as he pulls the bat away from the shortish ball

38.3

Rankin to McCallum, 3 runs, thats a big hit, got under it, climbs very high, Johnson from mid-on has to get backwards, dives, gets a hand to it, had it, but popped out as he lands

38.4

Rankin to Wright, no run, defends from the crase to the off

38.5

Rankin to Wright, no run, back foot dab to the point as he backs away to square leg

38.6

Rankin to Wright, 1 run, leg stump line is flicked away to squre leg

End of over 39 (5 runs) Scotland 141/5
CM Wright    17* (46b 1x4)      WB Rankin    10-1-27-2
NFI McCallum    69* (106b 9x4)     

39.1

West to Wright, no run, stroked into a man at short cover

39.2

West to Wright, no run, sweeping, into the pads, appeal, no says Erasmus

39.3

West to Wright, 1 run, lofted drive towards long on

39.4

West to McCallum, 2 runs, worked to wide long on

39.5

West to McCallum, no run, driven straight at the short cover

39.6

West to McCallum, no run, sweeps well, but straight at short fine leg

End of over 40 (3 runs) Scotland 144/5
NFI McCallum    71* (109b 9x4)      RM West    8-1-31-0
CM Wright    18* (49b 1x4)     

40.1

Cusack to Wright, no run, starts well with an off stump yorker, beats the bat, just misses the off stump

40.2

Cusack to Wright, 1 wide, outside off

40.2

Cusack to Wright, 1 run, driven to long off

40.3

Cusack to McCallum, SIX, slog sweep goes all the way, square leg thought he had a chance, then watched it sail over his head

40.4

Cusack to McCallum, 1 run, drives down the ground towards long on

40.5

Cusack to Wright, no run, left alone

40.6

Cusack to Wright, 1 wide, outside off

40.6

Cusack to Wright, OUT, lofted on side drive, got too much under that, skies one towards long on who has time to get under that

CM Wright c Wilson b Cusack 19 (81m 53b 1x4 0x6) SR: 35.84

End of over 41 (10 runs) Scotland 154/6
     AR Cusack    2-0-17-1
NFI McCallum    78* (111b 9x4 1x6)     

41.1

Connell to Iqbal, no run, starts with a beauty, pitched and left him outside off, played at air as he drives

41.2

Connell to Iqbal, no run, pushes forward on the off

41.3

Connell to Iqbal, 1 run, pushes towards cover, Porterfield again gets to it in a flash, picks up and throws, misses with Iqbal well short

41.4

Connell to McCallum, 2 runs, drives straight down the ground, just beats the bowlers stumps, long off does well to get round

41.5

Connell to McCallum, no run, swing and a miss, was looking at deep midwicket before the ball reached him

41.6

Connell to McCallum, 1 leg bye, swings again, taken on the pad down the leg side, loops away to the off side

End of over 42 (4 runs) Scotland 158/6
NFI McCallum    80* (114b 9x4 1x6)      PC Connell    7-2-20-2
MM Iqbal    1* (3b)     

42.1

Cusack to McCallum, 1 run, swings right across the line, races away to deep backward square leg

42.2

Cusack to Iqbal, no run, fullish on the off, is forward defending

42.3

Cusack to Iqbal, no run, yorker dug out towards cover

42.4

Cusack to Iqbal, no run, drives the fuller ball at a deep cover just on the circle

42.5

Cusack to Iqbal, 2 wides, outside off, keeper got a foot to it, deflected to a short third man

42.5

Cusack to McCallum, FOUR, outside off, cuts firmly, top edges well over the short third man

42.6

Cusack to McCallum, 2 runs, drives in the air, clears the cover who chased to the fence

End of over 43 (9 runs) Scotland 167/6
NFI McCallum    87* (117b 10x4 1x6)      AR Cusack    3-0-26-1
MM Iqbal    1* (6b)     

43.1

Connell to Iqbal, no run, full and straight defends to the off

43.2

Connell to Iqbal, no run, slaps to the off

43.3

Connell to Iqbal, no run, slow yorker

43.4

Connell to Iqbal, 1 run, runs that off the bat towards third man

43.5

Connell to McCallum, 2 runs, lofted over the bowler, long off has a bit more to do, batsmen get through for two

43.6

Connell to McCallum, 1 run, drives straight at long off

End of over 44 (4 runs) Scotland 171/6
NFI McCallum    90* (119b 10x4 1x6)      PC Connell    8-2-24-2
MM Iqbal    2* (10b)     

44.1

Cusack to McCallum, 1 leg bye, squirts off the pad towards third man

44.2

Cusack to Iqbal, 2 runs, drives out towards long on, throw is wild and they take advantage of it

44.3

Cusack to Iqbal, 2 runs, drives over the extra cover, not timed, but well enough for two

44.4

Cusack to Iqbal, no run, digs out a yorekr, but nearly falls off his feet, kept out it is

44.5

Cusack to Iqbal, OUT, drives to cover, quick run taken, Johnston races in gathers with one hand, fires at the bowlers end and just clips the stump, well short

MM Iqbal run out 6 (17m 14b 0x4 0x6) SR: 42.85

44.6

Cusack to McCallum, 1 run, stroked oof the front foot, gets an easy run to mid-off

End of over 45 (6 runs) Scotland 177/7
NFI McCallum    91* (121b 10x4 1x6)      AR Cusack    4-0-31-1
JH Stander    0* (0b)     

45.1

KJ O'Brien to McCallum, 1 run, drives the full toss towards long off

45.2

KJ O'Brien to Stander, 2 runs, cuts down towards third man who has a lot to do

45.3

KJ O'Brien to Stander, 1 run, drives into the gap at cover

45.4

KJ O'Brien to McCallum, no run, drives the full toss straight at cover

45.5

KJ O'Brien to McCallum, no run, drives again, thick edge towards backward point

45.6

KJ O'Brien to McCallum, 1 run, drives again, forward of cover who does get across to cut off

End of over 46 (5 runs) Scotland 182/7
NFI McCallum    93* (125b 10x4 1x6)      KJ O'Brien    6-0-29-1
JH Stander    3* (2b)     

46.1

Connell to McCallum, FOUR, slips one down the leg side, gets bat to it on the flick, beats short fine leg

46.2

Connell to McCallum, 1 wide, leg side, non-facing wants a run, keeper hurls that back towards the bowler, strikes McCallum on the arm

46.2

Connell to McCallum, 1 run, defensive push to the on side, midwicket gets acroos

46.3

Connell to Stander, 1 run, dabs foward to the off, quick run taken, throw is not far off and may have been close with a direct hit

46.4

Connell to McCallum, 1 run, strokes that down to long on to go to 99

46.5

Connell to Stander, 2 leg byes, pulls at the short one, clips the arm gaurd over the keeper

46.6

Connell to Stander, no run, chops to the off, cant beat gully

End of over 47 (10 runs) Scotland 192/7
JH Stander    4* (5b)      PC Connell    9-2-32-2
NFI McCallum    99* (128b 11x4 1x6)     

47.1

KJ O'Brien to McCallum, 1 run, runs that down to long off to go to his second career 100

47.2

KJ O'Brien to Stander, 1 run, drives firmly, edges to third man

47.3

KJ O'Brien to McCallum, 1 run, drives down the ground to long off

47.4

KJ O'Brien to Stander, 1 run, drives down the ground to long off

47.5

KJ O'Brien to McCallum, 1 run, chops the slower ball towards backward point

47.6

KJ O'Brien to Stander, SIX, maximum and more, lofted on drive comes out of the middle and clears wide long on with a lot to spare

End of over 48 (11 runs) Scotland 203/7
JH Stander    12* (8b 1x6)      KJ O'Brien    7-0-40-1
NFI McCallum    102* (131b 11x4 1x6)     

48.1

Connell to McCallum, SIX, leg side ball, gets the flick perfect, sails over fine leg area

48.2

Connell to McCallum, 1 run, yorker dug out

48.3

Connell to Stander, SIX, and that is huge, slog sweep well over and high up the bank at midwicket

48.4

Connell to Stander, 1 run, pushes to the off, quick run

48.5

Connell to McCallum, FOUR, thats too short, put away one bounce forward of square leg

48.6

Connell to McCallum, 1 run, drives down the ground towards long off

End of over 49 (19 runs) Scotland 222/7
NFI McCallum    114* (135b 12x4 2x6)      PC Connell    10-2-51-2
JH Stander    19* (10b 2x6)     

49.1

Cusack to McCallum, SIX, and six again, lofted on the drive well over wide long on

49.2

Cusack to McCallum, no run, outside off, cuts, beaten, maybe tried to hit that too hard

50 partnership came off 27 balls

49.3

Cusack to McCallum, 1 run, full on the off, squeezes that out towards the deep cover point

49.4

Cusack to Stander, no run

49.5

Cusack to Stander, 2 runs, full on the legs, driven towards and wide of long on

49.6

Cusack to Stander, 1 run, drives straight down the ground

Match State: Innings Break

End of over 50 (10 runs) Scotland 232/7
JH Stander    22* (13b 2x6)      AR Cusack    5-0-41-1
NFI McCallum    121* (138b 12x4 3x6)     
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