ICC World Cup Qualifiers, 2009 / Commentary

ICC World Cup Qualifiers - 21st match, Group A

Canada v Ireland

Ireland won by 6 wickets (with 54 balls remaining)

0.1

Connell to Rizwan Cheema, no run

0.2

Connell to Rizwan Cheema, no run

0.3

Connell to Rizwan Cheema, no run

0.4

Connell to Rizwan Cheema, no run

0.5

Connell to Rizwan Cheema, 1 leg bye

0.6

Connell to Davison, no run

End of over 1 (1 run, maiden) Canada 1/0
JM Davison    0* (1b)      PC Connell    1-1-0-0
Rizwan Cheema    0* (5b)     

1.1

Rankin to Rizwan Cheema, no run

1.2

Rankin to Rizwan Cheema, no run

1.3

Rankin to Rizwan Cheema, no run, left alone outside the off

1.4

Rankin to Rizwan Cheema, 1 run, pushed to cover

1.5

Rankin to Davison, no run, defends to bowler

1.6

Rankin to Davison, no run, left alone outside off

End of over 2 (1 run) Canada 2/0
JM Davison    0* (3b)      WB Rankin    1-0-1-0
Rizwan Cheema    1* (9b)     

2.1

Connell to Rizwan Cheema, 2 runs, goes on a big slog, top edge over the keeper

2.2

Connell to Rizwan Cheema, 1 bye, another big swing of the bat, misses, so does the keeper

2.3

Connell to Davison, no run, Davison far more defensive at this stage, pushes to the off

2.4

Connell to Davison, no run

2.5

Connell to Davison, no run, has a swing at a wide one, beaten and not called

2.6

Connell to Davison, 1 run, punches wide off mid-off from the back foot

End of over 3 (4 runs) Canada 6/0
JM Davison    1* (7b)      PC Connell    2-1-3-0
Rizwan Cheema    3* (11b)     

3.1

Rankin to Davison, 1 run, runs it off the face towards thrid man

3.2

Rankin to Rizwan Cheema, no run, gets a short one, angled back at the body, leans back at sees it go over the chest

3.3

Rankin to Rizwan Cheema, 1 wide, outside off

3.3

Rankin to Rizwan Cheema, no run, huge swing and a miss

3.4

Rankin to Rizwan Cheema, OUT, 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

Rizwan Cheema c KJ O'Brien b Rankin 3 (14m 14b 0x4 0x6) SR: 21.42

3.5

Rankin to Barnett, no run

3.6

Rankin to Barnett, no run

End of over 4 (2 runs) Canada 8/1
GEF Barnett    0* (2b)      WB Rankin    2-0-3-1
JM Davison    2* (8b)     

4.1

Connell to Davison, no run, well forward to the off

4.2

Connell to Davison, no run, driving on the up outside the off, can not beat the cover point

4.3

Connell to Davison, FOUR, cracking pull to the short ball, put that away with interest

4.4

Connell to Davison, no run, charges that one outside the off, full swing on the walk, beaten

4.5

Connell to Davison, 1 run, line and length, slower ball, brings out the defensive push to the on side

4.6

Connell to Barnett, no run, andgled into the legs of the left hander, taken high on the front pad

End of over 5 (5 runs) Canada 13/1
GEF Barnett    0* (3b)      PC Connell    3-1-8-0
JM Davison    7* (13b 1x4)     

5.1

Rankin to Davison, 1 run, worked off the hips to the on side

5.2

Rankin to Barnett, no run, worked off the hips to the backward square leg

5.3

Rankin to Barnett, no run, on the back foot, defends to the off

5.4

Rankin to Barnett, 1 leg bye, leg side, flicked, leg side, off the pad

5.5

Rankin to Davison, 1 run

5.6

Rankin to Barnett, no run

End of over 6 (3 runs) Canada 16/1
GEF Barnett    0* (7b)      WB Rankin    3-0-5-1
JM Davison    9* (15b 1x4)     

6.1

Connell to Davison, no run, misses on the pull, good bounce, taken high on the body

6.2

Connell to Davison, 1 run, strokes the on drive off the legs towards midwicket

6.3

Connell to Barnett, no run, turned off the hips to the on side

6.4

Connell to Barnett, no run, gets forward driving to the off, gets the inside edge and rolls it towards midwicket

6.5

Connell to Barnett, 1 bye, drives outside off, ball cuts back, plays outside the line, bounces and beats the keeper

6.6

Connell to Davison, 1 run, worked off the hips just backward of square leg

End of over 7 (3 runs) Canada 19/1
JM Davison    11* (18b 1x4)      PC Connell    4-1-10-0
GEF Barnett    0* (10b)     

7.1

Rankin to Davison, FOUR, short, pulls, straight at fine leg, Connell races in, then realises that he has come too far, starts getting back but too late, poor fielding

7.2

Rankin to Davison, 1 run, drives into the covers, quick run

7.3

Rankin to Barnett, no run, driving off the back foot, ball gets up from back of a length, beaten by the bounce

7.4

Rankin to Barnett, 1 run, dabs to the on side, quick run, square leg in, fires, safe

7.5

Rankin to Davison, no run, caught on the back foot, ball cuts back into the pads, appleas, but too high

7.6

Rankin to Davison, no run, on the back foot, defends down the pitch

End of over 8 (6 runs) Canada 25/1
JM Davison    16* (22b 2x4)      WB Rankin    4-0-11-1
GEF Barnett    1* (12b)     

8.1

Connell to Barnett, no run, left hander tries to flick off the pads, takes it on the pad, but going well down the leg

8.2

Connell to Barnett, 2 runs, over the wicket now, turned off the hips towards fine leg

8.3

Connell to Barnett, no run, left alone, angled across him

8.4

Connell to Barnett, no run, flicks on side again, again beaten, clips the pads to the keeper

8.5

Connell to Barnett, no run, better ball, draws him forward on the defence down the pitch

8.6

Connell to Barnett, no run, fuller, on line, strked back at the bowler

End of over 9 (2 runs) Canada 27/1
GEF Barnett    3* (18b)      PC Connell    5-1-12-0
JM Davison    16* (22b 2x4)     

9.1

Rankin to Davison, no run, defends down the pitch from the back foot

9.2

Rankin to Davison, no run, short outside off, pulls, ball stays down, into the pads but well outside the line

9.3

Rankin to Davison, FOUR, forcing off the back foot, edge, wide of slips, races away, too fine for the wide third man

9.4

Rankin to Davison, no run, pushes towards backward point

9.5

Rankin to Davison, 1 run, this one is run off the face as he steers that to third man from the back foot

9.6

Rankin to Barnett, no run, beaten as he drive from the back foot

End of over 10 (5 runs) Canada 32/1
GEF Barnett    3* (19b)      WB Rankin    5-0-16-1
JM Davison    21* (27b 3x4)     

10.1

Connell to Davison, 1 run, shortish ball is turned off the ribs wide of backward square leg

10.2

Connell to Barnett, FOUR, clean lofted drive over mid-on

10.3

Connell to Barnett, FOUR, smashes that off the back foot over, but only just over, the backward point

10.4

Connell to Barnett, no run, beaten outside off

10.5

Connell to Barnett, no run, left alone outside off

10.6

Connell to Barnett, no run, outside leg, flicks, again takes it on the pad

End of over 11 (9 runs) Canada 41/1
GEF Barnett    11* (24b 2x4)      PC Connell    6-1-21-0
JM Davison    22* (28b 3x4)     

11.1

Rankin to Davison, 1 run, angled from the back foot to the third man

11.2

Rankin to Barnett, no run, line and length, defends to the off

11.3

Rankin to Barnett, no run, beaten outside off

11.4

Rankin to Barnett, no run, plays across the line to the on side, beats the bat, not the pad, huge appeal, but pitched outside leg

11.5

Rankin to Barnett, 1 run, outside off, forcing the drive off the back foot, edges, high to 1st slip, Johnson spils it

11.6

Rankin to Davison, no run, outside off, cauts back sharply, betas the inside edge, appeals turned down

Johnson on, has to make amends for the dropped catch now

End of over 12 (2 runs) Canada 43/1
JM Davison    23* (30b 3x4)      WB Rankin    6-0-18-1
GEF Barnett    12* (28b 2x4)     

12.1

Johnston to Barnett, no run, length on the off is pushed at point

12.2

Johnston to Barnett, FOUR, punched firmly into the gap at cover

12.3

Johnston to Barnett, no run, well forward, defends to cover

12.4

Johnston to Barnett, 2 runs, punched from the back foot into the gap at cover, cover hauls in just short of the boundary

12.5

Johnston to Barnett, 1 run, worked off the hips to forward of square leg

12.6

Johnston to Davison, no run, left alone outside off

End of over 13 (7 runs) Canada 50/1
JM Davison    23* (31b 3x4)      DT Johnston    1-0-7-0
GEF Barnett    19* (33b 3x4)     

13.1

Rankin to Barnett, 2 runs, short, pulls, top half of the bat, but enough to clear the midwicket in the ring

13.2

Rankin to Barnett, no run, defends form the front foot to cover

13.3

Rankin to Barnett, no run, stroked into the covers

13.4

Rankin to Barnett, no run, yorker dug out back down the ground

13.5

Rankin to Barnett, 2 runs, strokes the cut wide of Porterfield diving at point

13.6

Rankin to Barnett, 1 run, on the back foot, does stay down a touch, thick edge towards third man

End of over 14 (5 runs) Canada 55/1
GEF Barnett    24* (39b 3x4)      WB Rankin    7-0-23-1
JM Davison    23* (31b 3x4)     

14.1

Johnston to Barnett, no run, defends to the off, keeper standing up

14.2

Johnston to Barnett, no run, standing tall in the crease, pushes to the off

14.3

Johnston to Barnett, no run, defends to the on side

14.4

Johnston to Barnett, no run, beaten on the cut, good take by the keeper standing up

14.5

Johnston to Barnett, no run, good looking drive, all for nothing, driven firmly at mid-off

14.6

Johnston to Barnett, no run, punched from the back foot, again too firm to get a run to deep mid-off

End of over 15 (maiden) Canada 55/1
GEF Barnett    24* (45b 3x4)      DT Johnston    2-1-7-0
JM Davison    23* (31b 3x4)     

15.1

KJ O'Brien to Davison, no run, firmly drives back at the bowler, in the air, bowler drops him

15.2

KJ O'Brien to Davison, 1 run, cuts at the short ball, top edge over slips, short of fine leg

15.3

KJ O'Brien to Barnett, no run, drives back down the pitch, mid-off cuts it off

15.4

KJ O'Brien to Barnett, 1 leg bye, off the pads down the leg side

15.5

KJ O'Brien to Davison, 1 run, short, pulls, 50 partnership

15.6

KJ O'Brien to Barnett, 2 runs, lofted over a jumping diving mid-off

End of over 16 (5 runs) Canada 60/1
GEF Barnett    26* (48b 3x4)      KJ O'Brien    1-0-4-0
JM Davison    25* (34b 3x4)     

16.1

Johnston to Davison, FOUR, drives through the covers, that was a tidy looking shot

16.2

Johnston to Davison, 1 bye

16.3

Johnston to Barnett, 1 run

16.4

Johnston to Davison, 1 leg bye

16.5

Johnston to Barnett, FOUR

16.6

Johnston to Barnett, FOUR

End of over 17 (15 runs) Canada 75/1
GEF Barnett    35* (51b 5x4)      DT Johnston    3-1-20-0
JM Davison    29* (37b 4x4)     

17.1

KJ O'Brien to Davison, 1 run

17.2

KJ O'Brien to Barnett, 1 run

17.3

KJ O'Brien to Davison, FOUR

17.4

KJ O'Brien to Davison, no run

17.5

KJ O'Brien to Davison, FOUR, looking at cow corner as he swings, inside edges that fine of fine leg

17.6

KJ O'Brien to Davison, 1 run, slaps a cut, late, runs it to thrid man

End of over 18 (11 runs) Canada 86/1
JM Davison    39* (42b 6x4)      KJ O'Brien    2-0-15-0
GEF Barnett    36* (52b 5x4)     

18.1

Johnston to Davison, no run

18.2

Johnston to Davison, 1 run

18.3

Johnston to Barnett, 1 run

18.4

Johnston to Davison, no run

18.5

Johnston to Davison, 1 run

18.6

Johnston to Barnett, 1 run

End of over 19 (4 runs) Canada 90/1
GEF Barnett    38* (54b 5x4)      DT Johnston    4-1-24-0
JM Davison    40* (46b 6x4)     

19.1

KJ O'Brien to Barnett, FOUR, good looking and well timed cover drive

19.2

KJ O'Brien to Barnett, no run

19.3

KJ O'Brien to Barnett, 1 run, drives to long off

19.4

KJ O'Brien to Davison, no run

19.5

KJ O'Brien to Davison, 1 run

19.6

KJ O'Brien to Barnett, FOUR

End of over 20 (10 runs) Canada 100/1
GEF Barnett    47* (58b 7x4)      KJ O'Brien    3-0-25-0
JM Davison    41* (48b 6x4)     

20.1

Johnston to Davison, OUT, drives at the fuller ball, plays over the top of it

JM Davison b Johnston 41 (83m 49b 6x4 0x6) SR: 83.67

20.2

Johnston to Billcliff, no run

20.3

Johnston to Billcliff, no run

20.4

Johnston to Billcliff, 1 run

20.5

Johnston to Barnett, no run

20.6

Johnston to Barnett, no run

End of over 21 (1 run) Canada 101/2
GEF Barnett    47* (60b 7x4)      DT Johnston    5-1-25-1
IS Billcliff    1* (3b)     

21.1

West to Billcliff, no run, stroked into the covers

21.2

West to Billcliff, no run, fuller ball, caught ion the crease, hurries the dab to the off

21.3

West to Billcliff, no run, well forward this time, pushes to the off

21.4

West to Billcliff, 2 runs, drives wide of deep mid-off who dives, gets fingers to it, can not stop it cleanly

21.5

West to Billcliff, 1 run, driven again, short cover this time can not field cleanly

21.6

West to Barnett, 1 run, worked off the hips

End of over 22 (4 runs) Canada 105/2
GEF Barnett    48* (61b 7x4)      RM West    1-0-4-0
IS Billcliff    4* (8b)     

22.1

Johnston to Barnett, 1 run, drives gently just wide of cover

22.2

Johnston to Billcliff, 1 run

22.3

Johnston to Barnett, OUT, on the drive, does not get over it, man at point goes down on the knees to take a low catch

GEF Barnett c Wilson b Johnston 49 (80m 63b 7x4 0x6) SR: 77.77

22.4

Johnston to Bagai, no run, driven into the covers, good one handed pickup from Porterfield

22.5

Johnston to Bagai, no run

22.6

Johnston to Bagai, FOUR, too full on the legs, clipped away wide of mid-on

End of over 23 (6 runs) Canada 111/3
A Bagai    4* (3b 1x4)      DT Johnston    6-1-31-2
IS Billcliff    5* (9b)     

23.1

West to Billcliff, 1 run, drives to long off

23.2

West to Bagai, 1 run, drives down the ground, bowler dives, can not get to it

23.3

West to Billcliff, 1 wide, leg side wide

23.3

West to Billcliff, 1 run, on the back foot, punched to the cover sweeper

23.4

West to Bagai, no run, defends to the bowler

23.5

West to Bagai, FOUR, drives at a wide one outside off, big edge takes it to the vacant third man boundary

23.6

West to Bagai, no run, well forward defending

End of over 24 (8 runs) Canada 119/3
A Bagai    9* (7b 2x4)      RM West    2-0-12-0
IS Billcliff    7* (11b)     

24.1

Johnston to Billcliff, no run, defends from back of length to the off

24.2

Johnston to Billcliff, 2 runs, drives through the covers, not timed too well

24.3

Johnston to Billcliff, no run

24.4

Johnston to Billcliff, no run

24.5

Johnston to Billcliff, no run

24.6

Johnston to Billcliff, no run

End of over 25 (2 runs) Canada 121/3
IS Billcliff    9* (17b)      DT Johnston    7-1-33-2
A Bagai    9* (7b 2x4)     

25.1

West to Bagai, FOUR, cuts well behind square

25.2

West to Bagai, no run, defends to bowler

25.3

West to Bagai, no run, defends to the off

25.4

West to Bagai, no run, left alone outside

25.5

West to Bagai, 1 run, drives to the on side

25.6

West to Billcliff, no run

End of over 26 (5 runs) Canada 126/3
IS Billcliff    9* (18b)      RM West    3-0-17-0
A Bagai    14* (12b 3x4)     

26.1

Johnston to Bagai, no run

26.2

Johnston to Bagai, no run, line and length is defended back to the bowler

26.3

Johnston to Bagai, no run, just on the off, defends down the pitch

26.4

Johnston to Bagai, no run, shuffles down, still defends to the off

26.5

Johnston to Bagai, no run, well forward on defence, cuts back between bat and pad, keeper attempts the stumping, no luck to the irish

26.6

Johnston to Bagai, no run

End of over 27 (maiden) Canada 126/3
A Bagai    14* (18b 3x4)      DT Johnston    8-2-33-2
IS Billcliff    9* (18b)     

27.1

White to Billcliff, 1 run, drives down the ground

27.2

White to Bagai, no run, flighted right up, all defensive as he pushes to the bowler

27.3

White to Bagai, no run, flatter, defends to the bowler

27.4

White to Bagai, no run, defends back to the bowler

27.5

White to Bagai, 1 run

27.6

White to Billcliff, 1 run

End of over 28 (3 runs) Canada 129/3
IS Billcliff    11* (20b)      AR White    1-0-3-0
A Bagai    15* (22b 3x4)     

28.1

Johnston to Billcliff, no run, forcing off the back foot, beaten

28.2

Johnston to Billcliff, 1 run, edges off the back foot, wide of any fielder, runs away to third man

28.3

Johnston to Bagai, 1 run, late cuts down to third man

28.4

Johnston to Billcliff, no run, driven firmly straight at cover

28.5

Johnston to Billcliff, no run, line and length, gets well forward defending

28.6

Johnston to Billcliff, 1 run, drives down the ground towards long on

End of over 29 (3 runs) Canada 132/3
IS Billcliff    13* (25b)      DT Johnston    9-2-36-2
A Bagai    16* (23b 3x4)     

29.1

White to Billcliff, 1 run, flighted up on the off, drives towards long off

29.2

White to Bagai, no run, well forward on the off, strokes to mid-on

29.3

White to Bagai, 1 run, drives towards wide long off, extra cover dives but can not control

29.4

White to Billcliff, no run, well forward, defends, ball ends up a meter from him

29.5

White to Billcliff, 1 run, too short, cuts, cover point sweeper cuts off

29.6

White to Bagai, no run, quicker ball, pushed forward, bowler cleans up

End of over 30 (3 runs) Canada 135/3
A Bagai    17* (26b 3x4)      AR White    2-0-6-0
IS Billcliff    15* (28b)     

30.1

Johnston to Billcliff, no run

30.2

Johnston to Billcliff, no run, outside off, that is cut well, but straight at backward point, a yard either way and it was 4

30.3

Johnston to Billcliff, 1 run, drives into the gap at cover, sweeper in quickly to keep them to one

30.4

Johnston to Bagai, no run, looks to cut late, beaten

30.5

Johnston to Bagai, no run, gently stroked from length back at the bowler

30.6

Johnston to Bagai, no run, drives to on side, midwicket does well to cut off

End of over 31 (1 run) Canada 136/3
A Bagai    17* (29b 3x4)      DT Johnston    10-2-37-2
IS Billcliff    16* (31b)     

31.1

White to Billcliff, no run, well forward, defends to the off

31.2

White to Billcliff, 1 run

31.3

White to Bagai, OUT, 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

A Bagai run out 17 (33m 29b 3x4 0x6) SR: 58.62

31.4

White to Dhaniram, no run, drives back at the bowler

31.5

White to Dhaniram, FOUR, uses his feet, gets to the pitch and chips the deep wide mid-on

31.6

White to Dhaniram, no run, well forward outside off, turns into the pad, umpire rightly turns down the appeal

End of over 32 (5 runs) Canada 141/4
S Dhaniram    4* (3b 1x4)      AR White    3-0-11-0
IS Billcliff    17* (33b)     

32.1

West to Billcliff, no run, punched into the covers

32.2

West to Billcliff, 2 runs, turned off the legs wide of the fine leg

32.3

West to Billcliff, no run, well defended into the covers

32.4

West to Billcliff, FOUR, off stump full toss, lofted over the inner ring, races away one bounce boundary

32.5

West to Billcliff, 1 leg bye, sweeps, off the pad to the on side, keeper goes to collect

32.6

West to Dhaniram, FOUR, flighted up outside the off, drives firmly forward of square, a dive from point does not help

End of over 33 (11 runs) Canada 152/4
S Dhaniram    8* (4b 2x4)      RM West    4-0-27-0
IS Billcliff    23* (38b 1x4)     

33.1

White to Billcliff, no run, touch short, dabs to the on side, midwicket in too quick for a run

33.2

White to Billcliff, 1 run, drives down the ground to long off

33.3

White to Dhaniram, no run, misses out on a full toss, thick edge to a deep gully

33.4

White to Dhaniram, no run, drives a fullish ball to the bowler

33.5

White to Dhaniram, 1 run, clips off the toes towards long on

33.6

White to Billcliff, 1 run

End of over 34 (3 runs) Canada 155/4
IS Billcliff    25* (41b 1x4)      AR White    4-0-14-0
S Dhaniram    9* (7b 2x4)     

34.1

Cusack to Billcliff, no run, played to cover

34.2

Cusack to Billcliff, no run, pushes to the on side, sets off for a quick run, sent back, dives, just gets home as the bails come off

34.3

Cusack to Billcliff, no run, outside off, drives, beaten

34.4

Cusack to Billcliff, no run, defends to the off

34.5

Cusack to Billcliff, 1 run, drives in the air over the inner ring, one bounce to the cover sweeper

34.6

Cusack to Dhaniram, 1 run, well forward, angles that down to third man

End of over 35 (2 runs) Canada 157/4
S Dhaniram    10* (8b 2x4)      AR Cusack    1-0-2-0
IS Billcliff    26* (46b 1x4)     

35.1

Rankin to Dhaniram, no run, strokes from length into the covers

35.2

Rankin to Dhaniram, 1 run, nudges the short leg side ball down to third man

35.3

Rankin to Billcliff, 1 wide, big leg side wide

35.3

Rankin to Billcliff, no run, big drive outside off, too wide, gets away with it

35.4

Rankin to Billcliff, FOUR, short leg side, gets the gloves to it, fine leg too wide to cut off

35.5

Rankin to Billcliff, no run, stroked into the covers

35.6

Rankin to Billcliff, FOUR, short and well put away on the pull forward of square leg

End of over 36 (10 runs) Canada 167/4
IS Billcliff    34* (50b 3x4)      WB Rankin    8-0-32-1
S Dhaniram    11* (10b 2x4)     

36.1

Cusack to Dhaniram, no run, well driven to covers, deserved more than a dot ball for the shot

36.2

Cusack to Dhaniram, no run

36.3

Cusack to Dhaniram, 1 run

36.4

Cusack to Billcliff, 1 wide

36.4

Cusack to Billcliff, FOUR, leg side, flicked away very fine

36.5

Cusack to Billcliff, no run, nearly gets through, inside edge into the pad

36.6

Cusack to Billcliff, no run, strokes the drive back at the bowler

End of over 37 (6 runs) Canada 173/4
IS Billcliff    38* (53b 4x4)      AR Cusack    2-0-8-0
S Dhaniram    12* (13b 2x4)     

37.1

Rankin to Dhaniram, no run

37.2

Rankin to Dhaniram, 1 run, pushed to the off, quick run, they take on Porterfield, this time they win the battle

37.3

Rankin to Billcliff, no run, pushed into the covers, fielders on their toes now

37.4

Rankin to Billcliff, OUT, short ball, gets set to pull from the front foot, inside edge drags it on

IS Billcliff b Rankin 38 (74m 56b 4x4 0x6) SR: 67.85

37.5

Rankin to Jyoti, no run, left alone outside off

37.6

Rankin to Jyoti, no run

End of over 38 (1 run) Canada 174/5
S Jyoti    0* (2b)      WB Rankin    9-0-33-2
S Dhaniram    13* (15b 2x4)     

38.1

Cusack to Dhaniram, 1 run

38.2

Cusack to Jyoti, 1 run

38.3

Cusack to Dhaniram, no run, pushes forward, runs it to backward point

38.4

Cusack to Dhaniram, 1 run, drives to the off, not foot movement or timing, loops into the gap at cover

38.5

Cusack to Jyoti, 1 run, quick run as he soft hands into the covers

38.6

Cusack to Dhaniram, 1 run, drives to the cover sweeper

End of over 39 (5 runs) Canada 179/5
S Dhaniram    16* (19b 2x4)      AR Cusack    3-0-13-0
S Jyoti    2* (4b)     

39.1

Rankin to Dhaniram, no run, well beaten outside the off

39.2

Rankin to Dhaniram, 1 run, outside off, short, back and guides that down to third man

39.3

Rankin to Jyoti, no run

39.4

Rankin to Jyoti, 1 run, well forward, pushes to the off, quick run, well run

39.5

Rankin to Dhaniram, no run, well forward on the off, dabs to the off, no chance of a run this time

39.6

Rankin to Dhaniram, 1 run, worked off the hips to fine leg

End of over 40 (3 runs) Canada 182/5
S Dhaniram    18* (23b 2x4)      WB Rankin    10-0-36-2
S Jyoti    3* (6b)     

40.1

Cusack to Dhaniram, no run, line and length, defends back to Cusack

40.2

Cusack to Dhaniram, 1 run, width given slashes the drive away, great timing, but insurance at deep cover keeps it to one

40.3

Cusack to Jyoti, no run, well forward, worked across the line towards midwicket

40.4

Cusack to Jyoti, 1 run, flicked off the pads wide of fine leg, Jyoti slips, decides to keep it to one

40.5

Cusack to Dhaniram, FOUR, crashes the drive past Wilson at deep square cover

40.6

Cusack to Dhaniram, 1 run, full toss is driven down the ground to long off

End of over 41 (7 runs) Canada 189/5
S Dhaniram    24* (27b 3x4)      AR Cusack    4-0-20-0
S Jyoti    4* (8b)     

41.1

Connell to Dhaniram, 1 run, stroked down the ground towards long off

41.2

Connell to Jyoti, no run, short outside off, cuts late but does not beat the gully on the ring

41.3

Connell to Jyoti, no run, defends to the on side, midwicket in very quick to keep them honest

41.4

Connell to Jyoti, 1 run, worked off the legs to the fine leg

41.5

Connell to Dhaniram, OUT, outside off, slaps at the drive, not over it, great catch well above the head by Porterfield at backward point

S Dhaniram c Porterfield b Connell 25 (46m 29b 3x4 0x6) SR: 86.20

41.6

Connell to Bhatti, no run, starts with the yorker, well played to midwicket

End of over 42 (2 runs) Canada 191/6
U Bhatti    0* (1b)      PC Connell    7-1-23-1
S Jyoti    5* (11b)     

42.1

Cusack to Jyoti, 1 leg bye, off the pads on the leg side, appeal also turned down

42.2

Cusack to Bhatti, 1 run, great yorker just edged away wide of the keeper

42.3

Cusack to Jyoti, no run, half forward, pushed to the on side

42.4

Cusack to Jyoti, no run, well forward, dabs behind square, Porterfield again dives, fields, and saves a run, that man can field

42.5

Cusack to Jyoti, no run, pushes to the on side, looking for a run, not available

42.6

Cusack to Jyoti, 1 run, OUT, 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

S Jyoti run out 6 (21m 16b 0x4 0x6) SR: 37.50

End of over 43 (3 runs) Canada 194/6
     AR Cusack    5-0-22-0
U Bhatti    1* (2b)     

43.1

Connell to Bhatti, no run, drives straight, bowler gathers

43.2

Connell to Bhatti, 1 run, outside off, short, gets back and pushes a late cut down to third man

43.3

Connell to Balaji Rao, no run, on the back foot, pushing out to backward point

43.4

Connell to Balaji Rao, no run, almost a yorker is dug out towards covers

43.5

Connell to Balaji Rao, 1 run, well forward, not timed as he straokes past cover

43.6

Connell to Bhatti, no run, drives straight at cover

End of over 44 (2 runs) Canada 196/7
U Bhatti    2* (5b)      PC Connell    8-1-25-1
WD Balaji Rao    1* (3b)     

44.1

Cusack to Balaji Rao, no run, leg stump yorker, beats the bat not the pad, appeal turned down, must have just been outside leg

44.2

Cusack to Balaji Rao, 1 run, runs that down to the third man

44.3

Cusack to Bhatti, 1 run, driven frimly down the ground to long off

44.4

Cusack to Balaji Rao, 1 run, drives again, this time down towards long on

44.5

Cusack to Bhatti, no run, beaten, full outside off

44.6

Cusack to Bhatti, 1 run, driven down the ground to bring up the 200

End of over 45 (4 runs) Canada 200/7
U Bhatti    4* (8b)      AR Cusack    6-0-26-0
WD Balaji Rao    3* (6b)     

45.1

Connell to Bhatti, 1 run, batting power play taken as he works that off the chest

45.2

Connell to Balaji Rao, no run, great yorker, bat just gets down on it, ends up at his feet

45.3

Connell to Balaji Rao, OUT, drives into the covers, another great bit of fielding from Porterfield, Batsmen stranded, throw comes in from Cusack, direct hit, GAAAWWWWNNN

WD Balaji Rao run out 3 (9m 8b 0x4 0x6) SR: 37.50

45.4

Connell to Khurram Chohan, no run, dabs to the on side, early shouts of NO this time

45.5

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

45.6

Connell to Bhatti, 1 wide, leg side

45.6

Connell to Bhatti, 1 wide, leg side again

45.6

Connell to Bhatti, 1 run, leg side, just short of length, loops off the leading edge, but well wide of a fielder at square leg

End of over 46 (5 runs) Canada 205/8
U Bhatti    6* (10b)      PC Connell    9-1-30-1
Khurram Chohan    1* (2b)     

46.1

Cusack to Bhatti, no run, yorker outside off, gets through

46.2

Cusack to Bhatti, FOUR, flicked off the pads, races that away to long leg

46.3

Cusack to Bhatti, no run, another yorker gets through outside off

46.4

Cusack to Bhatti, 1 run, very good death bowling from Cusack, keeping it full and straight

46.5

Cusack to Khurram Chohan, 2 runs, full again, worked past the midwicket

46.6

Cusack to Khurram Chohan, FOUR, full toss outside off, drives, thin edge past keeper

End of over 47 (11 runs) Canada 216/8
Khurram Chohan    7* (4b 1x4)      AR Cusack    7-0-37-0
U Bhatti    11* (14b 1x4)     

47.1

Connell to Bhatti, no run, drives straight at cover

47.2

Connell to Bhatti, 1 run, full off stump ball is dug out towards long on

47.3

Connell to Khurram Chohan, OUT, 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

U Bhatti run out 12 (27m 16b 1x4 0x6) SR: 75.00

47.4

Connell to Khurram Chohan, no run, bouncer, gets right down to get under it

47.5

Connell to Khurram Chohan, no run, forced onto the back foot, forces into the covers

47.6

Connell to Khurram Chohan, 2 runs, full on the legs, clipped wide of the long on

End of over 48 (3 runs) Canada 219/9
Khurram Chohan    9* (8b 1x4)      PC Connell    10-1-33-1
H Osinde    0* (0b)     

48.1

Cusack to Osinde, 1 wide, OUT, leg side ball, pushes at it, beaten, foot leaves the crease

H Osinde st †NJ O'Brien b Cusack 0 (3m 0b 0x4 0x6) SR: -

Match State: Innings Break

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