ICC World Cup Qualifiers, 21st Match, Group A: Canada v Ireland at Benoni, Apr 6, 2009
ICC World Cup Qualifiers - 21st match, Group A
Ireland won by 6 wickets (with 54 balls remaining)
Played at Willowmoore Park, Benoni (neutral venue)
6 April 2009 (50-over match)
  Canada innings (50 overs maximum) R M B 4s 6s SR
View dismissal Rizwan Cheema c KJ O'Brien b Rankin 3 14 14 0 0 21.42
3.4 gets another short ball, gets up into the elbow, appeals, and he is given, stands looking at the umpire, so would I, that was a terrible decision 8/1
View dismissal JM Davison b Johnston 41 83 49 6 0 83.67
20.1 drives at the fuller ball, plays over the top of it 100/2
View dismissal GEF Barnett c Wilson b Johnston 49 80 63 7 0 77.77
22.3 on the drive, does not get over it, man at point goes down on the knees to take a low catch 107/3
View dismissal IS Billcliff b Rankin 38 74 56 4 0 67.85
37.4 short ball, gets set to pull from the front foot, inside edge drags it on 174/5
View dismissal A Bagai*† run out (KJ O'Brien/†NJ O'Brien) 17 33 29 3 0 58.62
31.3 from White, drives firmly at the very wide ball, sets off for the run, K O'Brien at short cover dives across, great pick-up, fires back at the keeper, Bagai is diving to get back, does not make it 137/4
View dismissal S Dhaniram c Porterfield b Connell 25 46 29 3 0 86.20
41.5 outside off, slaps at the drive, not over it, great catch well above the head by Porterfield at backward point 191/6
View dismissal S Jyoti run out (Morgan/†NJ O'Brien) 6 21 16 0 0 37.50
42.6 from Cusack, outside off, pushes to the off, Porterfield dives, gets fingers to it, causes the hesitation, Morgan recovers and Jyoti is well short in taking the second 194/6
View dismissal U Bhatti run out (Cusack/Connell) 12 27 16 1 0 75.00
47.3 Connell to Khurram Chohan, well forward on the off, where is the non-striker going, half-way down the pitch, ball is back at the bowler via Cusack, hardly a need to appeal 217/9
View dismissal WD Balaji Rao run out (Cusack) 3 9 8 0 0 37.50
45.3 from Connell, drives into the covers, another great bit of fielding from Porterfield, Batsmen stranded, throw comes in from Cusack, direct hit, GAAAWWWWNNN 201/8
Khurram Chohan not out 9 13 8 1 0 112.50
View dismissal H Osinde st †NJ O'Brien b Cusack 0 3 0 0 0 -
48.1 leg side ball, pushes at it, beaten, foot leaves the crease 220/10
Extras (b 3, lb 7, w 7) 17
  Total (all out; 48 overs; 195 mins) 220 (4.58 runs per over)
  Bowling O M R W Econ  
View wicket PC Connell 10 1 33 1 3.30 (2w)
41.5 to Dhaniram, outside off, slaps at the drive, not over it, great catch well above the head by Porterfield at backward point 191/6
View wickets WB Rankin 10 0 36 2 3.60 (2w)
3.4 to Rizwan Cheema, gets another short ball, gets up into the elbow, appeals, and he is given, stands looking at the umpire, so would I, that was a terrible decision 8/1
37.4 to Billcliff, short ball, gets set to pull from the front foot, inside edge drags it on 174/5
View wickets DT Johnston 10 2 37 2 3.70
20.1 to Davison, drives at the fuller ball, plays over the top of it 100/2
22.3 to Barnett, on the drive, does not get over it, man at point goes down on the knees to take a low catch 107/3
  KJ O'Brien 3 0 25 0 8.33
  RM West 4 0 27 0 6.75 (1w)
  AR White 4 0 14 0 3.50
View wicket AR Cusack 7 0 38 1 5.42 (2w)
48.1 to Osinde, leg side ball, pushes at it, beaten, foot leaves the crease 220/10
  Ireland innings (target: 221 runs from 50 overs) R M B 4s 6s SR
View dismissal WTS Porterfield* c Barnett b Bhatti 10 10 12 2 0 83.33
2.2 drives in the air, cover dives forward and holds on, great start for Canada 10/2
View dismissal GC Wilson c Dhaniram b Osinde 0 8 2 0 0 0.00
1.6 short again, gets back on the cut, gets under it, man at third man, having just dropped Porterfield, takes this one 10/1
EJG Morgan not out 84 160 100 10 1 84.00
View dismissal NJ O'Brien b Bhatti 32 25 26 5 1 123.07
8.4 and can you believe it, a full pitched ball, gets inside the bat and thuds into the stumps 42/3
View dismissal AR Cusack c †Bagai b Bhatti 0 2 2 0 0 0.00
8.6 pitched full outside off, pushes at it, gets the edge and taken by a diving keeper 42/4
KJ O'Brien not out 89 130 104 9 1 85.57
Extras (lb 2, w 6) 8
  Total (4 wickets; 41 overs; 169 mins) 223 (5.43 runs per over)
  Bowling O M R W Econ  
View wickets U Bhatti 10 3 28 3 2.80
2.2 to Porterfield, drives in the air, cover dives forward and holds on, great start for Canada 10/2
8.4 to NJ O'Brien, and can you believe it, a full pitched ball, gets inside the bat and thuds into the stumps 42/3
8.6 to Cusack, pitched full outside off, pushes at it, gets the edge and taken by a diving keeper 42/4
View wicket H Osinde 7 1 31 1 4.42 (2w)
1.6 to Wilson, short again, gets back on the cut, gets under it, man at third man, having just dropped Porterfield, takes this one 10/1
  Khurram Chohan 6 0 43 0 7.16
  WD Balaji Rao 3 0 31 0 10.33 (1w)
  JM Davison 4 0 34 0 8.50 (1w)
  Rizwan Cheema 4 0 21 0 5.25
  S Dhaniram 7 0 33 0 4.71 (1w)

Match details


Toss - Ireland, who chose to field
Points - Ireland 2, Canada 0
ODI debut - Khurram Chohan (Canada)
Player of the match - EJG Morgan (Ireland)
Umpires - HDPK Dharmasena (Sri Lanka) and AM Saheba (India)
Match referee - BC Broad (England)
Reserve umpire - SR Modi (Kenya)

Match Notes


    • Canada innings
    • Power Play 2 overs 11 to 15
    • Canada 50 , 52 minutes, 78 balls, 4x6
    • 50 partnership, 49 mins, 73 balls, 4x6
    • Canada 100, 82 minutes, 121 balls, 13x4
    • Canada 150, 137 minutes, 200 balls, 18x4
    • Power Play 3 overs 46 to 50
    • Canada 200, 188 minutes, 274 balls, 23x4
    • Ireland innings
    • Power Play 2 overs 11 to 15
    • Ireland 50 51 minutes, 71 balls, 8x4, 1x6
    • Canada 100, 99 minutes, 135 balls, 14x4, 2x6
    • 50 partnership, 56 minutes, 76 balls, 6x4, 1x6
    • Ireland 150, 124 minutes, 177 balls, 19x4, 3x6
    • Morgan 50, 113 minutes, 71 balls, 6x4, 1x6
    • O'Brien 50, 85 minutes, 60 balls, 6x4,1x6
    • 100 partnership, 83 minutes, 119 balls, 12x4, 1x6
    • Canada 200 156 minutes, 231 balls, 24x4, 3x6
    • Man of the Match EJG Morgan
 
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