ICC World Twenty20 Qualifier, 2008 / Wicket commentary

ICC World Twenty20 Qualifier - 2nd match, Group A

Ireland v Scotland

Ireland won by 4 wickets (with 1 ball remaining)

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

Scotland 29/1   GM Hamilton 3* (8b)   KJ O'Brien 2-0-18-1

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

Scotland 29/2   KJ Coetzer 0* (0b)   PC Connell 2.1-0-10-1

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

Scotland 31/3   KJ Coetzer 0* (7b)   AR Cusack 0.4-0-1-1

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

Scotland 52/4   RD Berrington 5* (11b)   AC Botha 0.4-0-1-1

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

Scotland 92/5   NFI McCallum 27* (22b 3x4)   AC Botha 3.2-0-17-2

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

Scotland 92/6   GI Maiden 0* (0b)   AC Botha 3.5-0-17-3

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

Scotland 94/7   GD Drummond 2* (2b)   AR Cusack 2.2-0-9-2

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

Scotland 98/8   GD Drummond 5* (4b)   AR Cusack 3-0-13-3

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

Scotland 108/9   GA Rogers 5* (4b)   AR Cusack 3.5-0-19-4

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

Scotland 117/10   GA Rogers 8* (6b)   AC Botha 6-0-29-4
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Aug 2, 2008

Gary Wilson goes on the pull during Ireland's run chase, Ireland v Scotland, ICC World Twenty20 Qualifier, Belfast, August 2, 2008

Gary Wilson goes on the pull during Ireland's run chase

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Aug 2, 2008

Andrew White celebrates Ireland's Twenty20 victory against Scotland, Ireland v Scotland, ICC World Twenty20 Qualifier, Belfast, August 2, 2008

Andrew White celebrates Ireland's Twenty20 victory against Scotland

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