ICC World Cup Qualifiers, Final: Canada v Ireland at Centurion, Apr 19, 2009
Ireland won by 9 wickets (with 45 balls remaining)
Played at SuperSport Park, Centurion (neutral venue)
19 April 2009 (50-over match)

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

Canada 36/1   AA Mulla 16* (17b 3x4)   PC Connell 3.2-0-15-1

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

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

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

Canada 69/3   IS Billcliff 4* (4b 1x4)   DT Johnston 2-1-1-2

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

Canada 78/4   A Bagai 2* (14b)   DT Johnston 3.2-1-2-3

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

Canada 88/5   A Bagai 4* (27b)   DT Johnston 5.1-2-3-4

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

Canada 88/6   S Jyoti 0* (0b)   DT Johnston 5.2-2-3-5

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 92/7   U Bhatti 4* (18b)   WB Rankin 6.4-1-30-1

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

Canada 131/8   U Bhatti 26* (43b 4x4)   WB Rankin 8.1-2-32-2

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

Canada 185/9   Khurram Chohan 26* (49b 1x4 1x6)   AR Cusack 6.5-0-29-0

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

Canada 185/9   H Osinde 0* (0b)   AR Cusack 7-0-29-0





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Hours of play (local time) 09.30 start, First Session 09.30-13.00 Interval 13.00-13.45, Second Session 13.45-17.15

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