ICC World Twenty20 Qualifier, 2008 / Commentary

ICC World Twenty20 Qualifier - 2nd match, Group A

Ireland v Scotland

Ireland won by 4 wickets (with 1 ball remaining)

Fast and furious in Belfast- here comes game 2 and its a big one- enjoy...

0.1

Connell to Hamilton, no run, edged first ball but the ball falls short of O'Brien

0.2

Connell to Hamilton, 1 wide, too wide of off-stump, big swing away from the left-hander for Connell

0.2

Connell to Hamilton, 1 leg bye, flicks the pad and rolls down to fine leg for an extra

0.3

Connell to Watson, no run

0.4

Connell to Watson, no run, bit of confusion there as Watson wanted a sharp single in the off side, very widely though he was sent back by Hamilton

0.5

Connell to Watson, FOUR, too short and it gets the full treatment from Watson as he cuts through point for the first runs off the bat

0.6

Connell to Watson, no run, left alone outside the off stump

End of over 1 (6 runs) Scotland 6/0
RR Watson    4* (4b 1x4)      PC Connell    1-0-5-0
GM Hamilton    0* (2b)     

1.1

KJ O'Brien to Hamilton, no run, full ball and it's driven very firmly, finding the fielder at mid-off though

1.2

KJ O'Brien to Hamilton, no run, similar ball and same result as Hamilton drives to mid-on

1.3

KJ O'Brien to Hamilton, 1 run, pulled through the leg-side for a single

1.4

KJ O'Brien to Watson, 1 run, pushed int the off side and they pick up another single on the off side

1.5

KJ O'Brien to Hamilton, 2 runs, clipped off his toes and through midwicket for two runs, slightly over-pitched from O'Brien

1.6

KJ O'Brien to Hamilton, no run

End of over 2 (4 runs) Scotland 10/0
GM Hamilton    3* (7b)      KJ O'Brien    1-0-4-0
RR Watson    5* (5b 1x4)     

2.1

Connell to Watson, FOUR, wide delivery driven in the air through point and to the third man boundary for four

2.2

Connell to Watson, no run, another big drive from Watson, the ball wasn't as wide and he doesn't quite get hold of it as mid-on does the fielding

2.3

Connell to Watson, no run, dropped by Connell as he ollowed through, it was hit hard but he just got a hand on the ball, very tough chance

2.4

Connell to Watson, no run, excellent stop by Porterfield, diving to his left to prevent a run at point

2.5

Connell to Watson, 1 run, sharp single and well judged as Watson plays wide of the fielder at cover onthe front foot

2.6

Connell to Hamilton, no run, past the outside edge, maybe a little nip away off the pitch to beat the forward defence of Hamilton

End of over 3 (5 runs) Scotland 15/0
GM Hamilton    3* (8b)      PC Connell    2-0-10-0
RR Watson    10* (10b 2x4)     

3.1

KJ O'Brien to Watson, 2 runs, length ball driven in the air wide of mid-on

3.2

KJ O'Brien to Watson, 2 runs, smashed back down the ground by Watson, he loves it full and hits this one over mid-off

3.3

KJ O'Brien to Watson, SIX, super shot the ball was just short of a length but e threw everything at on the back foot, clearing the rope at midwicket

3.4

KJ O'Brien to Watson, FOUR, another boundary although this time it's a lucky edge to fine-leg which gives him his fourth boundary

3.5

KJ O'Brien to Watson, no run

3.6

KJ O'Brien to Watson, OUT, this time he's gone! It was another full ball which was driven to mid-on where Strydon took a smart catch above his head

RR Watson c Strydom b KJ O'Brien 24 (15m 16b 3x4 1x6) SR: 150.00

End of over 4 (14 runs) Scotland 29/1
     KJ O'Brien    2-0-18-1
GM Hamilton    3* (8b)     

4.1

Connell to Hamilton, OUT, two wickets in two balls and Ireland are jubilant, Hamilton came down the pitch to play oer the infield on the leg-side- he skied the ball in the air, where Botha took the catch at midwicket

GM Hamilton c Botha b Connell 3 (16m 9b 0x4 0x6) SR: 33.33

4.2

Connell to Coetzer, no run

4.3

Connell to Coetzer, no run

4.4

Connell to Coetzer, no run

4.5

Connell to Coetzer, no run

4.6

Connell to Coetzer, no run

End of over 5 (wicket maiden) Scotland 29/2
KJ Coetzer    0* (5b)      PC Connell    3-1-10-1
CJO Smith    0* (0b)     

5.1

Cusack to Smith, 1 run, opens the face on the back foot to pick up a single to third man

5.2

Cusack to Coetzer, no run

5.3

Cusack to Coetzer, 1 bye

5.4

Cusack to Smith, OUT, gone! He went for a big heave into the leg-side but the ball was too full and it hit middle stump

CJO Smith b Cusack 1 (5m 2b 0x4 0x6) SR: 50.00

5.5

Cusack to Berrington, 4 leg byes, flicks the pad and races away for four leg-byes to the fine-leg boundary

5.6

Cusack to Berrington, no run

End of over 6 (6 runs) Scotland 35/3
RD Berrington    0* (2b)      AR Cusack    1-0-1-1
KJ Coetzer    0* (7b)     

6.1

Connell to Coetzer, 1 leg bye, big shout for lbw but it was heading down the leg-side

6.2

Connell to Berrington, no run, that's a cracker from Connell, seaming away off the pitch and lifting to beat the edge as Berrington prods forward

6.3

Connell to Berrington, no run

6.4

Connell to Berrington, 2 runs, slower ball and it was very very loopy, turned down to fine-leg for two runs. He did well to delay the shot

6.5

Connell to Berrington, no run, past the edge again, he's bowling really well here, getting another one to lift outside the off stump

6.6

Connell to Berrington, no run

Excellent spell by Connell

End of over 7 (3 runs) Scotland 38/3
RD Berrington    2* (7b)      PC Connell    4-1-12-1
KJ Coetzer    0* (8b)     

7.1

Cusack to Coetzer, 2 runs, driven through the covers, sloppy fieldeing allows a second run

7.2

Cusack to Coetzer, 1 run, tight line from Cusack on the off-stump, well judged single on the off side though bring a run

7.3

Cusack to Berrington, 1 run, driven to mid-off, who looks a little deep there, for a single

7.4

Cusack to Coetzer, no run, past the edge and O'Brien throws the ball up, nobody else appealed though

7.5

Cusack to Coetzer, 2 runs, full ball which is flicked over midwicket for a couple of runs

7.6

Cusack to Coetzer, 1 run, very full but again a good line from Cusack, Coetzer drives to long-off for a single

Trent Johnston to bowl now

End of over 8 (7 runs) Scotland 45/3
KJ Coetzer    6* (13b)      AR Cusack    2-0-8-1
RD Berrington    3* (8b)     

8.1

Johnston to Coetzer, no run, past the edge from the former skipper, just nipping it away off the pitch

8.2

Johnston to Coetzer, no run, driven into the covers on the front foot

8.3

Johnston to Coetzer, no run, short ball and that's an awful drop by McCallan at midwicket, it was a dolley but somehow he spills the ball

8.4

Johnston to Coetzer, FOUR, as always seems to happen the drop is followed up by a boundary, clipped over square-leg as Johnston strays onto the leg-stump

8.5

Johnston to Coetzer, 1 run, played through midwicket for a single

8.6

Johnston to Berrington, 1 run, well played, it was a good length delivery which he guided to third man on the back foot

Botha replaces Cusack

End of over 9 (6 runs) Scotland 51/3
RD Berrington    4* (9b)      DT Johnston    1-0-6-0
KJ Coetzer    11* (18b 1x4)     

9.1

Botha to Berrington, no run, good start, full and on middle stump forcing Berrington to drive tamely into the covers

9.2

Botha to Berrington, 1 run, finds the gap this time to pick up a single to the man at deep-cover

9.3

Botha to Coetzer, no run, shorter but still well directed, Coetzer defends on the back foot

9.4

Botha to Coetzer, OUT, another wicket and that's a big one. The ball was on a good length and a nagging line outside the off stump, Coetzer tried to defend on the back foot baut got an inside edge bck onto his stumps

KJ Coetzer b Botha 11 (23m 20b 1x4 0x6) SR: 55.00

9.5

Botha to McCallum, no run

9.6

Botha to McCallum, no run, good areas from Botha agin, McCallum plays into the covers on the front foot

End of over 10 (1 run) Scotland 52/4
NFI McCallum    0* (2b)      AC Botha    1-0-1-1
RD Berrington    5* (11b)     

10.1

Johnston to Berrington, no run, shout for a stumping by O'Brien but Berrington gets the benefit of the doubt

10.2

Johnston to Berrington, 1 wide, too wide of the off-stump

10.2

Johnston to Berrington, no run, past the edge as Berington came forward

10.3

Johnston to Berrington, 1 run, too straight and Berrington works the ball through square-leg for a single

10.4

Johnston to McCallum, 2 runs, hit in the air and just landing over the haed of the fielder at mid-on. They pick up two runs

10.5

Johnston to McCallum, FOUR, poor delivery, it was heading down the leg-side and is helped on it's way by McCallum to the fine-leg boundary

10.6

Johnston to McCallum, 1 run, pushed through the covers for a single

Ireland well on top here

End of over 11 (9 runs) Scotland 61/4
NFI McCallum    7* (5b 1x4)      DT Johnston    2-0-15-0
RD Berrington    6* (14b)     

11.1

Botha to McCallum, 1 run, good improvisation, sweeping the medium-pacer, he can't beat the fielder at short fine-leg though

11.2

Botha to Berrington, 1 run, clipped through midwicket for a single

11.3

Botha to McCallum, 1 run, comedy of errors there after they ran one run to midwicket, Berrington wanted two and both batsmen were stranded in the same end, Botha juggled the return from Wilson but could't gather and somehow both batsmen survive

11.4

Botha to Berrington, 1 run, played through the covers for a single

11.5

Botha to McCallum, no run

11.6

Botha to McCallum, 2 runs, driven through the covers and this time they pick up an easy two

Spin now as McCallan comes on

End of over 12 (6 runs) Scotland 67/4
NFI McCallum    11* (9b 1x4)      AC Botha    2-0-7-1
RD Berrington    8* (16b)     

12.1

McCallan to Berrington, 1 run, down the wicket and clipped off his toes to the fielder at deep backward-square

12.2

McCallan to McCallum, no run

12.3

McCallan to McCallum, no run, just delayed the release of that did McCallan, McCallum play into the off side

12.4

McCallan to McCallum, FOUR, swept in front of sqaure for a very welcome boundary

12.5

McCallan to McCallum, 1 run, guided wide of short third- man for a single

12.6

McCallan to Berrington, 1 run, straight delivry played through midwicket for a single

End of over 13 (7 runs) Scotland 74/4
RD Berrington    10* (18b)      WK McCallan    1-0-7-0
NFI McCallum    16* (13b 2x4)     

13.1

Botha to Berrington, FOUR, uncharacteristic loose delivery from Botha, it was a full toss on leg-stump which was swung away by Berrinton through square-leg for four

; single to third man

13.2

Botha to Berrington, 1 run, single to third man

13.3

Botha to McCallum, no run, better line and McCallum drives in the air, but just short of mid-off

13.4

Botha to McCallum, no run, attempted sweep shot but he can't connect and the ball falls into the leg-side

13.5

Botha to McCallum, FOUR, terrible fielding in the deep at square- leg allows a boundary when it really should have been one run

13.6

Botha to McCallum, no run

End of over 14 (9 runs) Scotland 83/4
NFI McCallum    20* (17b 3x4)      AC Botha    3-0-16-1
RD Berrington    15* (20b 1x4)     

14.1

McCallan to Berrington, 1 run, reverse-sweep to short third-man

14.2

McCallan to McCallum, 1 run, faller and swept again, this time more conventionally for a single

14.3

McCallan to Berrington, 1 run, another sweep shot brings a single to deep square-leg

14.4

McCallan to McCallum, 2 runs, driven through the covers, and nicely placed wide of the man on the boundary to pick up two runs

14.5

McCallan to McCallum, 2 runs, another couple of runs, this time via a cut shot behind point

14.6

McCallan to McCallum, 1 run, driven to mid-off for a single

End of over 15 (8 runs) Scotland 91/4
NFI McCallum    26* (21b 3x4)      WK McCallan    2-0-15-0
RD Berrington    17* (22b 1x4)     

15.1

Botha to McCallum, 1 run, too short but McCallum can't connect with an attempted pull shot, they get a single to midwicket

15.2

Botha to Berrington, OUT, the partnership is broken as Berrington steps away from his stump to hit over the off-side, he got an edge and the ball went high in the air, where Niall O'Brien took an easy catch

RD Berrington c †NJ O'Brien b Botha 17 (36m 23b 1x4 0x6) SR: 73.91

15.3

Botha to McCallum, no run

15.4

Botha to McCallum, no run, backs away from his stumps, he finds te fielder at point

15.5

Botha to McCallum, OUT, another one goes! Just a bi shorter from Botha, taking a thin edge as McCallum tried to cut. They all go up and he's on his way

NFI McCallum c †NJ O'Brien b Botha 27 (22m 25b 3x4 0x6) SR: 108.00

15.6

Botha to Drummond, 1 run, easy single taken as Drummond is off the mark with a back foot push into the covers

Superb spell from Botha Cusack to bowl now from the City End

End of over 16 (2 runs) Scotland 93/6
GD Drummond    1* (1b)      AC Botha    4-0-18-3
GI Maiden    0* (0b)     

16.1

Cusack to Drummond, 1 run, driven to mid-of for one run

16.2

Cusack to Maiden, OUT, this is getting dodgy for the Scots. It was a straight ball that Maiden tried to play through square-leg, it looked absolutely plum

GI Maiden lbw b Cusack 0 (5m 1b 0x4 0x6) SR: 0.00

16.3

Cusack to Blain, 1 run, single to fine-leg

16.4

Cusack to Drummond, 2 runs, full and straight again from Cusack, Drummond flicks through square-leg for two runs

16.5

Cusack to Drummond, 1 run, driven to long-off for one run

16.6

Cusack to Blain, OUT, gone! Another lbw as Blain played accross the line, it again looked very straight but height may have been an issue, not for the Umpire though and Blain is sent packing

JAR Blain lbw b Cusack 1 (2m 2b 0x4 0x6) SR: 50.00

End of over 17 (5 runs) Scotland 98/8
     AR Cusack    3-0-13-3
GD Drummond    5* (4b)     

17.1

Botha to Drummond, no run

17.2

Botha to Drummond, no run, driven firmly down the ground but it crashes into the stumps at the non-strikers end and there's no run

17.3

Botha to Drummond, no run, play and a miss outside the off-stump

17.4

Botha to Drummond, 2 runs, dropped by Wilson at long-on, he made good dround to get there but should have really held on after he got two hands to the ball

17.5

Botha to Drummond, 1 run, drien to long-off for a single

17.6

Botha to Rogers, 1 run, clipped through midwicket for a run

End of over 18 (4 runs) Scotland 102/8
GA Rogers    1* (1b)      AC Botha    5-0-22-3
GD Drummond    8* (9b)     

18.1

Cusack to Rogers, no run, driven to point, he had a shy at the non-strikers end which would have been out with a direct hit, he misses though

18.2

Cusack to Rogers, 1 run, driven wide of the fielder at mid-off for a single

18.3

Cusack to Drummond, 1 run, tucked off his hip and through square leg for a run

18.4

Cusack to Rogers, 1 wide, too wide of off-stump, good take by O'Brien standing up to the stumps

18.4

Cusack to Rogers, 3 runs, full delivery clipped over midwicket and they pick up a leisurly two

18.5

Cusack to Drummond, OUT, tries to hit over mid-off, a thick outside edge skies the ball into the covers where Porterfield pouches it

GD Drummond c Porterfield b Cusack 11 (12m 12b 0x4 0x6) SR: 91.66

18.6

Cusack to Rogers, 2 runs, guided to third man for two runs

End of over 19 (8 runs) Scotland 110/9
GA Rogers    7* (5b)      AR Cusack    4-0-21-4
JD Nel    0* (0b)     

19.1

Botha to Nel, 1 wide

19.1

Botha to Nel, 2 runs, driven very straight past the bowler, they come back for a risky second and make it

19.2

Botha to Nel, no run

19.3

Botha to Nel, 2 runs, dropped again, this time at midwicket as Nel clipped one off his toes, it may have been White out there who spilled the catch diving forward

19.4

Botha to Nel, 1 run, fll toss played through midwicket for a single

19.5

Botha to Rogers, 1 run, driven to mid-off for a single

19.6

Botha to Nel, OUT, a wicket from the final delivery! It was full and Nel tried to hit over mid-on, he could only find McCallan who took a safe catch

JD Nel c McCallan b KJ O'Brien 5 (4m 5b 0x4 0x6) SR: 100.00

A pretty poor total from Scotland, losing wickets at regular intervals throughout their innings. Join us shortly for the Irish reply... Blain will bowl to Porterfield from the Dundonald End

End of over 20 (7 runs) Scotland 117/10
     AC Botha    6-0-29-4
GA Rogers    8* (6b)     
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