ICC World Cup Qualifiers, 2009 / Commentary

ICC World Cup Qualifiers - Final

Canada v Ireland

Ireland won by 9 wickets (with 45 balls remaining)

Good morning from Centurion for the Final of the World Cup Qualifiers between Ireland and Canada A cloudless cool day greats us at SuperSPort Park with no chance of rain today The pitch they are using today is one of the side pitches making the one square boundary very close, not mor than 50 meters, with the opposite one close to 80 meters News from the middle is that Ireland has won the toss and Canada will bat first Play is scheduled to start on time, that is in 5 minutes time

0.1

Connell to Barnett, no run, starts well outside off, good carry as he leaves

0.2

Connell to Barnett, 1 run, on the hips and turned away behind square for the wide fine leg to cut off

0.3

Connell to Mulla, no run, just outside off, right hander pushed towards the covers

0.4

Connell to Mulla, 1 run, touch straight, turned into the gap at midwicket

0.5

Connell to Barnett, no run, left hander is half forward pushing to the on side

0.6

Connell to Barnett, 1 run, gets forward, open face to gully area, great fielding by Porterfield, throw is in but wide, would have been very close

End of over 1 (3 runs) Canada 3/0
GEF Barnett    2* (4b)      PC Connell    1-0-3-0
AA Mulla    1* (2b)     

1.1

Rankin to Barnett, SIX, starts short, back on the hook, and of course that short boundary is out there, clears the rope

1.2

Rankin to Barnett, no run, back on line, half forward plays towards cover

1.3

Rankin to Barnett, no run, leg stump line, misses the flick, into the pad, appeal, but that had to pitch outside leg

1.4

Rankin to Barnett, no run, defensive push, slightly away from the body, runs it to mid-off

1.5

Rankin to Barnett, FOUR, full on the legs, whipped away to midwicket, all you have to do to that end is beat the inner ring

1.6

Rankin to Barnett, no run, short of length, leg stump, thuds into the thigh pad

End of over 2 (10 runs) Canada 13/0
GEF Barnett    12* (10b 1x4 1x6)      WB Rankin    1-0-10-0
AA Mulla    1* (2b)     

2.1

Connell to Mulla, 1 run, worked off the hips towards fine leg

2.2

Connell to Barnett, no run, well forward on the off, defends

2.3

Connell to Barnett, no run, outside off, touch short of length, gets good lift, batsman forward has to adjust playing standing up to cover

2.4

Connell to Barnett, 1 run, on the drive, thick inside edge squirts that away towards fine leg

2.5

Connell to Mulla, no run, defends from line and length to the off

2.6

Connell to Mulla, FOUR, leg stump line, chips the on side field, one bounce over the rope

End of over 3 (6 runs) Canada 19/0
AA Mulla    6* (5b 1x4)      PC Connell    2-0-9-0
GEF Barnett    13* (13b 1x4 1x6)     

3.1

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

3.2

Rankin to Barnett, no run, beaten by one going across the left hander who was on the drive

3.3

Rankin to Barnett, no run, and another beauty, draws him forward on defence, ball leaves him stranded, well beaten

3.4

Rankin to Barnett, no run, gets well in line this time, plays from high off the bat to the off

3.5

Rankin to Barnett, 1 run, worked off the legs to the on side

3.6

Rankin to Mulla, no run, beats the right hander this time as he drives firmly

End of over 4 (1 run) Canada 20/0
AA Mulla    6* (6b 1x4)      WB Rankin    2-0-11-0
GEF Barnett    14* (18b 1x4 1x6)     

4.1

Connell to Barnett, FOUR, shot, lofted drive clears the inner ring at mid-off

4.2

Connell to Barnett, 1 run, just on the off, gets forwatd, good lift, high off the bat, rolling away into the gap at cover

4.3

Connell to Mulla, no run, driving outside off, thick edge on the bounce to backward point

4.4

Connell to Mulla, no run, defends from length to the off

4.5

Connell to Mulla, no run, gets on the front foot, ball gets up, has to adjust, ball still gets up into the gloves, falls dead at his feet

4.6

Connell to Mulla, 1 run, outside off, drives, edges, ooops, DROPPED by Johnson at slip, was not the most difficult slip catch that

End of over 5 (6 runs) Canada 26/0
AA Mulla    7* (10b 1x4)      PC Connell    3-0-15-0
GEF Barnett    19* (20b 2x4 1x6)     

5.1

Rankin to Mulla, FOUR, drives straight, beats mid-off on his left

5.2

Rankin to Mulla, FOUR, make that four more, this time inside mid-on, two ball just too full

5.3

Rankin to Mulla, no run, defends to the off, length pulled back slightly

5.4

Rankin to Mulla, no run, defends to the off

5.5

Rankin to Mulla, no run, defends to the off

5.6

Rankin to Mulla, 1 run, gets forward, nudges to the on side

End of over 6 (9 runs) Canada 35/0
AA Mulla    16* (16b 3x4)      WB Rankin    3-0-20-0
GEF Barnett    19* (20b 2x4 1x6)     

6.1

Connell to Mulla, 1 leg bye, leg side ball, misse~d the flick, loops off the pads to backward square leg

6.2

Connell to Barnett, OUT, outside off, full, solid drive to the off, does not get to it, edges, catch to keeper going away from him

GEF Barnett c †NJ O'Brien b Connell 19 (24m 21b 2x4 1x6) SR: 90.47

new bat is Rizwan Cheema

6.3

Connell to Rizwan Cheema, no run, drives straight back towards mid-off

6.4

Connell to Rizwan Cheema, no run, short, gets ready to pull, then pulls out of it

6.5

Connell to Rizwan Cheema, no run, left alone, short outside off

6.6

Connell to Rizwan Cheema, FOUR, there we go, just outside off, slogs that away backward of square leg

End of over 7 (5 runs) Canada 40/1
Rizwan Cheema    4* (4b 1x4)      PC Connell    4-0-19-1
AA Mulla    16* (17b 3x4)     

7.1

Rankin to Mulla, 2 runs, short, back and pulls, top edges over the keeper

7.2

Rankin to Mulla, no run, beaten outside off

7.3

Rankin to Mulla, no run, big swing and a miss outside off

7.4

Rankin to Mulla, 1 run, flicked off the legs

7.5

Rankin to Rizwan Cheema, no run, legt alone outside off

7.6

Rankin to Rizwan Cheema, FOUR, short, bang, the biggest slogger in world cricket sends that over midwicket

End of over 8 (7 runs) Canada 47/1
Rizwan Cheema    8* (6b 2x4)      WB Rankin    4-0-27-0
AA Mulla    19* (21b 3x4)     

8.1

Connell to Mulla, FOUR, leg side, flicks off the legs backward of square leg

8.2

Connell to Mulla, 2 runs, drives over the top of cover, that is too the long boundary, no chance of reaching the rope

8.3

Connell to Mulla, SIX, bang, short boundary, sails halfway up the bank at square leg

8.4

Connell to Mulla, no run, drives back to the off

8.5

Connell to Mulla, no run, gently forward on tghe off, defends to cover

8.6

Connell to Mulla, 1 run, worked outside off, open face, runs it third

End of over 9 (13 runs) Canada 60/1
AA Mulla    32* (27b 4x4 1x6)      PC Connell    5-0-32-1
Rizwan Cheema    8* (6b 2x4)     

9.1

Johnston to Mulla, no run, left alone outside off

9.2

Johnston to Mulla, no run, on the back foot, that comes back off the pitch, into the pads, maybe just outside line, saves him

9.3

Johnston to Mulla, 1 run, on the back foot, just too straight, nudges to the on side

9.4

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

9.5

Johnston to Rizwan Cheema, no run

9.6

Johnston to Rizwan Cheema, OUT, outside off, short, gets back, that gets big on him, gets the shoulder of the bat, loops away to slip

Rizwan Cheema c KJ O'Brien b Johnston 8 (16m 9b 2x4 0x6) SR: 88.88

End of over 10 (1 run) Canada 61/2
     DT Johnston    1-0-1-1
AA Mulla    33* (30b 4x4 1x6)     

10.1

Cusack to Mulla, 1 wide, huge outside the off wide

Power Play 2 has been taken, the bowling one that is

10.1

Cusack to Mulla, no run, defends to the off

10.2

Cusack to Mulla, 3 runs, drives into the covers, fielder dives, beaten, has to get up and chase

10.3

Cusack to Billcliff, no run, defends to the off

10.4

Cusack to Billcliff, no run, cuts, beaten

10.5

Cusack to Billcliff, no run, left alone

10.6

Cusack to Billcliff, FOUR, outside off, back, forcing, edges fine, keeper standing up can not get hands to it, nor can the slip diving to his left

End of over 11 (8 runs) Canada 69/2
IS Billcliff    4* (4b 1x4)      AR Cusack    1-0-8-0
AA Mulla    36* (32b 4x4 1x6)     

11.1

Johnston to Mulla, no run

11.2

Johnston to Mulla, no run

11.3

Johnston to Mulla, no run

11.4

Johnston to Mulla, no run

11.5

Johnston to Mulla, no run

11.6

Johnston to Mulla, OUT, gets back pushing to the off, ball cuts back, thuds into the pads, batsman almost looks guilty, must have known that was close, and he was right, finger of fate sends him packing

AA Mulla lbw b Johnston 36 (52m 38b 4x4 1x6) SR: 94.73

End of over 12 (wicket maiden) Canada 69/3
     DT Johnston    2-1-1-2
IS Billcliff    4* (4b 1x4)     

12.1

Cusack to Billcliff, 1 run, drives into the covers, nice bit of fielding as mid-off goes down to his left

12.2

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

12.3

Cusack to Bagai, no run, on the back foot, defends to the on side

12.4

Cusack to Bagai, no run, left alone outside off

12.5

Cusack to Bagai, no run

12.6

Cusack to Bagai, 1 run, full on the leg, clips towards mid-on

End of over 13 (2 runs) Canada 71/3
A Bagai    1* (5b)      AR Cusack    2-0-10-0
IS Billcliff    5* (5b 1x4)     

13.1

Johnston to Bagai, no run, on the back foot, defends to the off

13.2

Johnston to Bagai, no run, drives into the covers, thats got four all over it, until, Wilson takes off dives and stops a blinder

13.3

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

13.4

Johnston to Bagai, no run, left alone outside off

13.5

Johnston to Bagai, 1 run, on the back foot, runs that wide of point

13.6

Johnston to Billcliff, no run, .defends to the off

End of over 14 (1 run) Canada 72/3
IS Billcliff    5* (6b 1x4)      DT Johnston    3-1-2-2
A Bagai    2* (10b)     

14.1

Cusack to Bagai, no run, full, drives back at the bowler who drops a hand down on it

14.2

Cusack to Bagai, no run, bit straight, worked off the pads to the on side

14.3

Cusack to Bagai, no run, left alone outside off

14.4

Cusack to Bagai, 1 leg bye, off the pads to the on side

14.5

Cusack to Billcliff, no run, left alone outside off

14.6

Cusack to Billcliff, 5 runs, full on the off, drives, quick run to the cover, throw comes in, bad luck as it deflects off the batsman, four overthrows

End of over 15 (6 runs) Canada 78/3
IS Billcliff    10* (8b 1x4)      AR Cusack    3-0-15-0
A Bagai    2* (14b)     

15.1

Johnston to Billcliff, no run, beaten pushing forward outside the off

15.2

Johnston to Billcliff, OUT, gets forward defending, ball cuts back and is through the gate

IS Billcliff b Johnston 10 (25m 10b 1x4 0x6) SR: 100.00

15.3

Johnston to Dhaniram, no run

15.4

Johnston to Dhaniram, no run

15.5

Johnston to Dhaniram, 1 run

15.6

Johnston to Bagai, no run

End of over 16 (1 run) Canada 79/4
A Bagai    2* (15b)      DT Johnston    4-1-3-3
S Dhaniram    1* (3b)     

16.1

Cusack to Dhaniram, 1 run

16.2

Cusack to Bagai, no run, defends from length to the off, came off the outside half of the bat and is applauded by his fellow fielders

16.3

Cusack to Bagai, no run, shuffles down the pitch, taken on the front pad, polite ask, not given

16.4

Cusack to Bagai, 1 run, worked off the hips to backward square leg

16.5

Cusack to Dhaniram, no run, defends to the off, crowd catch to the point

Speaking of crowds, well there is'nt one

16.6

Cusack to Dhaniram, no run, defends to the off

End of over 17 (2 runs) Canada 81/4
S Dhaniram    2* (6b)      AR Cusack    4-0-17-0
A Bagai    3* (18b)     

17.1

Johnston to Bagai, no run, defends to cover

17.2

Johnston to Bagai, no run, well forwarded, defends to the off

17.3

Johnston to Bagai, no run, defends firmly to cover, Ireland have cut the run rate down a lot now

Johnson seems to have a problem, has had the physio out a few times and now crouching down

17.4

Johnston to Bagai, no run, continues, forces him on the back foot, defends to the off

17.5

Johnston to Bagai, no run, well forward, defends

17.6

Johnston to Bagai, 1 bye

End of over 18 (1 run, maiden) Canada 82/4
A Bagai    3* (24b)      DT Johnston    5-2-3-3
S Dhaniram    2* (6b)     

18.1

Cusack to Bagai, no run, defends to the off

18.2

Cusack to Bagai, no run, defends to cover

18.3

Cusack to Bagai, 1 run, chops down to third man

18.4

Cusack to Dhaniram, FOUR, too full, almost a half volley, put away through the covers

18.5

Cusack to Dhaniram, no run, back on length, defends to cover

18.6

Cusack to Dhaniram, 1 run

End of over 19 (6 runs) Canada 88/4
S Dhaniram    7* (9b 1x4)      AR Cusack    5-0-23-0
A Bagai    4* (27b)     

19.1

Johnston to Dhaniram, OUT, short, goes on the pull, struck well to the long boundary, Cusack coming in does very well diving forward and right to take a good low catch

S Dhaniram c Cusack b Johnston 7 (17m 10b 1x4 0x6) SR: 70.00

Johnson continues despite some discomfort

19.2

Johnston to Bagai, OUT, outside off, short, on the cut, that flies to third man who hardly has to move

A Bagai c West b Johnston 4 (35m 28b 0x4 0x6) SR: 14.28

19.3

Johnston to Bhatti, no run, nearly the hattrick, gets one just short of length, on the back foot, plays late, into the ground and bounces over the middle stump, would have been Irelands first hattrick in an official ODI

19.4

Johnston to Bhatti, no run, left alone outside off

19.5

Johnston to Bhatti, no run, defends from length to the off

19.6

Johnston to Bhatti, no run, left alone outsude off

Rankin back into the attack

End of over 20 (wicket maiden) Canada 88/6
U Bhatti    0* (4b)      DT Johnston    6-3-3-5
S Jyoti    0* (0b)     

20.1

Rankin to Jyoti, no run, beaten on the drive

20.2

Rankin to Jyoti, no run, defends from line to the off

20.3

Rankin to Jyoti, no run, left alone outside off

20.4

Rankin to Jyoti, no run, defends to the off

20.5

Rankin to Jyoti, no run, left alone outside off

20.6

Rankin to Jyoti, no run, beaten by some good bounce outside the off

End of over 21 (maiden) Canada 88/6
S Jyoti    0* (6b)      WB Rankin    5-1-27-0
U Bhatti    0* (4b)     

21.1

Johnston to Bhatti, no run, left alone outside off

21.2

Johnston to Bhatti, 1 run, on the back foot, forcing high over cover, sweeper comes in off the rope, dives, can just not get hands to it

another fielder into the cover, 7 : 2 field now

21.3

Johnston to Jyoti, no run, defends to the off

21.4

Johnston to Jyoti, no run, defends to the off

21.5

Johnston to Jyoti, no run, well beaten outside off, pushing at that from the front foot

21.6

Johnston to Jyoti, no run, left alone outside off, another good over from Johnson

End of over 22 (1 run) Canada 89/6
S Jyoti    0* (10b)      DT Johnston    7-3-4-5
U Bhatti    1* (6b)     

22.1

Rankin to Bhatti, no run

22.2

Rankin to Bhatti, no run

22.3

Rankin to Bhatti, no run

22.4

Rankin to Bhatti, 2 runs

22.5

Rankin to Bhatti, no run, on the back foot, tracks back into the top of the pad, appeal stiffled

22.6

Rankin to Bhatti, 1 run, leg side, back, worked uncomfortably off the pads to fine leg

End of over 23 (3 runs) Canada 92/6
U Bhatti    4* (12b)      WB Rankin    6-1-30-0
S Jyoti    0* (10b)     

23.1

Johnston to Bhatti, no run, defends to the off

23.2

Johnston to Bhatti, no run, defends to the on sidew

23.3

Johnston to Bhatti, no run, defends from length to the off

23.4

Johnston to Bhatti, no run

23.5

Johnston to Bhatti, no run, left alone outside off

23.6

Johnston to Bhatti, no run, defends to the off

Best bowling figures ever for Ireland now held by Trent Johnson, previous best was 4-19 by AC Botha vs Kenya in 2008

End of over 24 (maiden) Canada 92/6
U Bhatti    4* (18b)      DT Johnston    8-4-4-5
S Jyoti    0* (10b)     

24.1

Rankin to Jyoti, no run, left alone outside off

24.2

Rankin to Jyoti, no run, back, chops that towards backward point who cuts it off

24.3

Rankin to Jyoti, no run, defends to the off

24.4

Rankin to Jyoti, OUT, short leg side, hooks, bit of a top edge, straight to the man at fine leg

S Jyoti c Johnston b Rankin 0 (26m 14b 0x4 0x6) SR: 0.00

Canada now in deep trouble

24.5

Rankin to Baidwan, no run, strokes to cover from the front foot

24.6

Rankin to Baidwan, no run, defends to the off

End of over 25 (wicket maiden) Canada 92/7
HS Baidwan    0* (2b)      WB Rankin    7-2-30-1
U Bhatti    4* (18b)     

25.1

Johnston to Bhatti, no run, on the back foot cutting towards cover point

25.2

Johnston to Bhatti, no run, defends from the back foot

25.3

Johnston to Bhatti, 1 run, worked off the legs to deep backward square leg

25.4

Johnston to Baidwan, no run, full at the legs, defends to the on side, Johnson gets across quick, still bowling to the 7 : 2 field

25.5

Johnston to Baidwan, no run, beaten outside off

25.6

Johnston to Baidwan, no run, defends to the off

End of over 26 (1 run) Canada 93/7
HS Baidwan    0* (5b)      DT Johnston    9-4-5-5
U Bhatti    5* (21b)     

26.1

Rankin to Bhatti, no run, short outside off, goes through shoulder height

26.2

Rankin to Bhatti, no run, outside off, edges, short of slip

26.3

Rankin to Bhatti, 1 wide, outside off

26.3

Rankin to Bhatti, 1 leg bye

26.4

Rankin to Baidwan, no run, full, flicks to the on side, just straight at short fine leg

26.5

Rankin to Baidwan, no run, left alone outside off

26.6

Rankin to Baidwan, 1 run

End of over 27 (3 runs) Canada 96/7
HS Baidwan    1* (8b)      WB Rankin    8-2-32-1
U Bhatti    5* (24b)     

27.1

Johnston to Baidwan, no run

27.2

Johnston to Baidwan, 1 run

27.3

Johnston to Bhatti, FOUR

27.4

Johnston to Bhatti, no run

27.5

Johnston to Bhatti, FOUR

27.6

Johnston to Bhatti, no run

End of over 28 (9 runs) Canada 105/7
U Bhatti    13* (28b 2x4)      DT Johnston    10-4-14-5
HS Baidwan    2* (10b)     

28.1

Connell to Baidwan, no run

28.2

Connell to Baidwan, no run

28.3

Connell to Baidwan, no run, back, nudges to the on side

28.4

Connell to Baidwan, 1 run, on the back foot, pushed into the cover

28.5

Connell to Bhatti, no run, leg side, clip of pad saves the wide

28.6

Connell to Bhatti, no run

End of over 29 (1 run) Canada 106/7
U Bhatti    13* (30b 2x4)      PC Connell    6-0-33-1
HS Baidwan    3* (14b)     

29.1

McCallan to Baidwan, 1 run, lap sweep avoids but does not beat short fine leg

29.2

McCallan to Bhatti, no run, flicks leg side, does not beat short fine leg

29.3

McCallan to Bhatti, 1 run, worked off the legs to deep backward square leg

29.4

McCallan to Baidwan, no run, strokes the drive back at the bowler

29.5

McCallan to Baidwan, FOUR, down the pitch, chips deep mid-off, races away to long off rope

29.6

McCallan to Baidwan, no run, well forward, near leading edge

End of over 30 (6 runs) Canada 112/7
HS Baidwan    8* (18b 1x4)      WK McCallan    1-0-6-0
U Bhatti    14* (32b 2x4)     

30.1

Connell to Bhatti, FOUR, goes short and that is just short of the rope at deep square leg, that to the loooong boundary as well

30.2

Connell to Bhatti, 1 leg bye

30.3

Connell to Baidwan, no run, firmly struck into the covers

30.4

Connell to Baidwan, no run, defends back to the bowler

30.5

Connell to Baidwan, 1 run, flicked off the pads to fine leg

30.6

Connell to Bhatti, FOUR, slashes that on the square drive to the short boundary

Match State: Drinks

End of over 31 (10 runs) Canada 122/7
U Bhatti    22* (35b 4x4)      PC Connell    7-0-42-1
HS Baidwan    9* (21b 1x4)     

31.1

McCallan to Baidwan, no run

31.2

McCallan to Baidwan, 1 run

31.3

McCallan to Bhatti, 1 run

31.4

McCallan to Baidwan, no run

31.5

McCallan to Baidwan, 2 runs, down the pitch, gently chips the midwicket

31.6

McCallan to Baidwan, no run, defends gently to the covers

End of over 32 (4 runs) Canada 126/7
HS Baidwan    12* (26b 1x4)      WK McCallan    2-0-10-0
U Bhatti    23* (36b 4x4)     

32.1

West to Bhatti, 1 run, drives down the ground towards long on

32.2

West to Baidwan, 1 run, drives towards long on

32.3

West to Bhatti, no run, dfefends to the off

32.4

West to Bhatti, 1 run, clipped to deep midwicket

32.5

West to Baidwan, no run, defends to the off

32.6

West to Baidwan, no run, flicked to short fine leg

End of over 33 (3 runs) Canada 129/7
HS Baidwan    13* (29b 1x4)      RM West    1-0-3-0
U Bhatti    25* (39b 4x4)     

33.1

McCallan to Bhatti, no run, played off the legs, off the pads, keeper gets round

33.2

McCallan to Bhatti, no run, huge lone appeal from the bowler for lbw, but outside the off

33.3

McCallan to Bhatti, 1 run

33.4

McCallan to Baidwan, no run, sweeps, on the lap, straight at short fine leg

33.5

McCallan to Baidwan, 1 run, quick run taken to short midwicket, would have been dead if the fielder had picked the ball up cleanly

33.6

McCallan to Bhatti, no run, defends to the on side, and another run out missed, backup batsman came miles down the pitch, fumble, but he must be out, return is dropped by the bowler

End of over 34 (2 runs) Canada 131/7
U Bhatti    26* (43b 4x4)      WK McCallan    3-0-12-0
HS Baidwan    14* (31b 1x4)     

34.1

Rankin to Baidwan, OUT, starts full and straight, plays across the line, misses, into the pads, that looks fairly dead

HS Baidwan lbw b Rankin 14 (41m 32b 1x4 0x6) SR: 43.75

34.2

Rankin to Khurram Chohan, no run, line and length, defends to the off, did square him up a bit

34.3

Rankin to Khurram Chohan, 4 leg byes, leg side, flicks, off the pad, runs away very fine

34.4

Rankin to Khurram Chohan, no run, left alone

34.5

Rankin to Khurram Chohan, no run, defends to the off

34.6

Rankin to Khurram Chohan, no run

End of over 35 (4 runs, wicket maiden) Canada 135/8
Khurram Chohan    0* (5b)      WB Rankin    9-3-32-2
U Bhatti    26* (43b 4x4)     

35.1

McCallan to Bhatti, no run, defends from length to the off

35.2

McCallan to Bhatti, 1 run, flighted into the legs, clips wide of mid-on

35.3

McCallan to Khurram Chohan, no run, worked off the legs to the on side

35.4

McCallan to Khurram Chohan, 1 wide, leg side

35.4

McCallan to Khurram Chohan, 2 runs, leg side, back, worked very fine on the glance

35.5

McCallan to Khurram Chohan, no run, defends to the short midwicket

35.6

McCallan to Khurram Chohan, no run, on the back foot, pushed towards midwicket

End of over 36 (4 runs) Canada 139/8
Khurram Chohan    2* (9b)      WK McCallan    4-0-16-0
U Bhatti    27* (45b 4x4)     

36.1

Rankin to Bhatti, 1 run, short outside off, pulls well, but straight at the deep square leg

36.2

Rankin to Khurram Chohan, no run, drives, edges, just short of first slip

36.3

Rankin to Khurram Chohan, no run

36.4

Rankin to Khurram Chohan, no run, drives again, thick edge this time just short of backward point

36.5

Rankin to Khurram Chohan, no run, defends to the off

36.6

Rankin to Khurram Chohan, 1 wide, leg side

36.6

Rankin to Khurram Chohan, no run, dug in short, batsman on his toes defending back on on side

End of over 37 (2 runs) Canada 141/8
Khurram Chohan    2* (14b)      WB Rankin    10-3-34-2
U Bhatti    28* (46b 4x4)     

37.1

McCallan to Bhatti, 1 run

37.2

McCallan to Khurram Chohan, no run, flighted right up, almost a yorker length, dug out to midwicket

37.3

McCallan to Khurram Chohan, no run, drops that dead off the bat on the on side

37.4

McCallan to Khurram Chohan, no run, defends gently to midwicket

37.5

McCallan to Khurram Chohan, no run, worked off the legs straight at backward square leg

37.6

McCallan to Khurram Chohan, no run, defends down the on side of the pitch

End of over 38 (1 run) Canada 142/8
Khurram Chohan    2* (19b)      WK McCallan    5-0-17-0
U Bhatti    29* (47b 4x4)     

38.1

West to Bhatti, no run, misses out on a full toss outside off

38.2

West to Bhatti, 1 run, drives through the off side, cover sweeper in to clean up

38.3

West to Khurram Chohan, FOUR, full, clipped off the toes, that was a neat little shot, beats the inner ring, races away to the short side

38.4

West to Khurram Chohan, 1 leg bye, leg side, off the pad inside short fine leg

38.5

West to Bhatti, no run, lunges forward to defend down the pitch

38.6

West to Bhatti, 1 run, well forward, nudges towards backward square leg

End of over 39 (7 runs) Canada 149/8
U Bhatti    31* (51b 4x4)      RM West    2-0-9-0
Khurram Chohan    6* (21b 1x4)     

39.1

McCallan to Bhatti, 1 run, drives from the leg stump, flighted full ball, down the ground to long on, 150 up

39.2

McCallan to Khurram Chohan, no run, drives firmly back at the bowler

39.3

McCallan to Khurram Chohan, no run, defends to the off

39.4

McCallan to Khurram Chohan, 1 run, cuts well, along the ground, diving stop at backward point

39.5

McCallan to Bhatti, no run, defends gently to cover

39.6

McCallan to Bhatti, no run, drives back at the bowler

End of over 40 (2 runs) Canada 151/8
U Bhatti    32* (54b 4x4)      WK McCallan    6-0-19-0
Khurram Chohan    7* (24b 1x4)     

40.1

West to Khurram Chohan, no run, defends to the off

40.2

West to Khurram Chohan, no run, well forward, nudges to midwicket

40.3

West to Khurram Chohan, 1 run, plays soft hands wide and towards midwicket, good running

40.4

West to Bhatti, no run, gets back to a full ball, hurries the bat down on that, rolls away to the off

40.5

West to Bhatti, no run, drives firmly straight at cover

40.6

West to Bhatti, 2 runs, clipped off the toes to deep square leg, poor throw gets them through

End of over 41 (3 runs) Canada 154/8
U Bhatti    34* (57b 4x4)      RM West    3-0-12-0
Khurram Chohan    8* (27b 1x4)     

41.1

McCallan to Khurram Chohan, 1 run

41.2

McCallan to Bhatti, 1 run, nudges wide of short fine leg, quick run, good running

41.3

McCallan to Khurram Chohan, no run, nudges to the off, wants one, loud NO sends him bacjk

41.4

McCallan to Khurram Chohan, 1 run, outside off, back, chops just wide of backward point

41.5

McCallan to Bhatti, no run, solid forward defence

41.6

McCallan to Bhatti, 1 run, firmly driven down the ground, too well played to get two out of that

End of over 42 (4 runs) Canada 158/8
U Bhatti    36* (60b 4x4)      WK McCallan    7-0-23-0
Khurram Chohan    10* (30b 1x4)     

42.1

West to Bhatti, 1 run, drives down the ground to the wide long off

42.2

West to Khurram Chohan, no run, defends back at bowler

42.3

West to Khurram Chohan, no run

42.4

West to Khurram Chohan, 1 run, gently forward on the off, flicks wristy to square leg

42.5

West to Bhatti, 2 runs, drives, thick edge to wide third man, fumble brings them back

42.6

West to Bhatti, no run

End of over 43 (4 runs) Canada 162/8
U Bhatti    39* (63b 4x4)      RM West    4-0-16-0
Khurram Chohan    11* (33b 1x4)     

43.1

McCallan to Khurram Chohan, 1 run, drives towards long on

43.2

McCallan to Bhatti, no run, defends towards wide mid-on

43.3

McCallan to Bhatti, 1 run, strokes down the ground, inside mid-on for the single

43.4

McCallan to Khurram Chohan, no run, gets the long hop, whips that straight at midwicket

43.5

McCallan to Khurram Chohan, no run, well forward defending

43.6

McCallan to Khurram Chohan, no run, defends to the on side

End of over 44 (2 runs) Canada 164/8
Khurram Chohan    12* (37b 1x4)      WK McCallan    8-0-25-0
U Bhatti    40* (65b 4x4)     

44.1

West to Bhatti, 1 run

44.2

West to Khurram Chohan, no run, chops down to backward point

44.3

West to Khurram Chohan, 1 run, clips to the on side

44.4

West to Bhatti, no run

44.5

West to Bhatti, no run

44.6

West to Bhatti, no run, defends to the off

Automatic batting power play taken for the final 5 overs

End of over 45 (2 runs) Canada 166/8
U Bhatti    41* (69b 4x4)      RM West    5-0-18-0
Khurram Chohan    13* (39b 1x4)     

45.1

Cusack to Khurram Chohan, no run, defends the yorker back down the pitch

45.2

Cusack to Khurram Chohan, no run, drives firmly straight at cover

45.3

Cusack to Khurram Chohan, no run, drives again at a very full ball, off the bottom of the bat, bolwer gets a hand to it, defelects to mid-off

45.4

Cusack to Khurram Chohan, 1 run, drives towards long off

45.5

Cusack to Bhatti, 1 run, quick run taken straight at extra cover, poor throw gets them through

45.6

Cusack to Khurram Chohan, 1 run

End of over 46 (3 runs) Canada 169/8
Khurram Chohan    15* (44b 1x4)      AR Cusack    6-0-26-0
U Bhatti    42* (70b 4x4)     

46.1

Connell to Khurram Chohan, 1 wide, leg side slower ball

46.1

Connell to Khurram Chohan, no run, yorker dug out down the pitch, bowler gets a hand down on it

46.2

Connell to Khurram Chohan, 1 run, drives to long on

46.3

Connell to Bhatti, 1 run, mistimes the drive towards long off

46.4

Connell to Khurram Chohan, 3 runs, lofted drive over extra cover, that is hit to the longest part of the ground, hauled in just shortr

46.5

Connell to Bhatti, 1 run, lofted down towards long on

46.6

Connell to Khurram Chohan, SIX, down the pitch, slog sweeps that halfway up the bank to the short end

End of over 47 (13 runs) Canada 182/8
Khurram Chohan    25* (48b 1x4 1x6)      PC Connell    8-0-55-1
U Bhatti    44* (72b 4x4)     

47.1

Cusack to Bhatti, 1 run, drives, looked like he was trying to go over the stadium, inside half of the bat to deep midwicket

47.2

Cusack to Khurram Chohan, 1 run, drives down the ground

47.3

Cusack to Bhatti, no run, drives on the bounce back at the bowler

47.4

Cusack to Bhatti, 1 run, mistimes the drive towards long on

47.5

Cusack to Khurram Chohan, OUT, dabs to the on side, off the pad, appeal for lbw, looks up and sees Bhatti standing next to him, throw goes to the bowler and Bhatti is gone

U Bhatti run out 46 (111m 75b 4x4 0x6) SR: 61.33

47.6

Cusack to Khurram Chohan, OUT, drives into the covers, quick run, ends up short and another run out

Khurram Chohan run out 26 (48m 51b 1x4 1x6) SR: 50.98

Match State: Innings Break Players back out in the middle with Ireland left a target of 186

End of over 48 (3 runs) Canada 185/9
     AR Cusack    7-0-29-0
H Osinde    0* (0b)     
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Apr 19, 2009

William Porterfield (centre) leads Ireland's celebrations, Canada v Ireland, World Cup Qualifier final, Centurion, April 19, 2009

William Porterfield (centre) leads Ireland's celebrations

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Apr 19, 2009

William Porterfield led Ireland to the title with an unbeaten 104, Canada v Ireland, World Cup Qualifier final, Centurion, April 19, 2009

William Porterfield led Ireland to the title with an unbeaten 104

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