ICC World Twenty20 Qualifier, 2008 / Commentary

ICC World Twenty20 Qualifier - 4th match, Group A

Bermuda v Scotland

Scotland won by 8 wickets (with 14 balls remaining)

8.50 am Good morning from a sunny Belfast, there has been some overnight rain but everything looks good for a prompt start at 9.30am. Big game for Scotland today- they must win to have any chance of progressing, as they take on Bermuda. No details of any team news yet, but rest assured that as always, you'll be the first to know when the teams are released... 9.25 am News from the middle is that Scotland have won the toss and will field Right here we go, Blain to Foggo- two slips in place

0.1

Blain to Foggo, no run, past the edge first ball, leaving Foggo as he played on the back foot

0.2

Blain to Foggo, 1 run, short ball cut to third man and landing just short of Hamilton on the boundary

0.3

Blain to Pitcher, 1 run, hits the gloves and they get a single as the ball drops into square-leg

0.4

Blain to Foggo, no run, defended to the fieler at point on the back foot

0.5

Blain to Foggo, FOUR, short and wide outside the off-stump and he cuts powerfully over point, landing just inside the rope

0.6

Blain to Foggo, no run, well bowled by Blain, tighter line at off-stump and beating the edge as Foggo plays on the back foot

End of over 1 (6 runs) Bermuda 6/0
CR Foggo    5* (5b 1x4)      JAR Blain    1-0-6-0
OL Pitcher    1* (1b)     

1.1

Nel to Pitcher, FOUR, driven powerfully through the covers for four, it was in the air but no chance for the fielders, very well struck

1.2

Nel to Pitcher, no run

1.3

Nel to Pitcher, no run, driven on the front foot, he made good contact but finds mid-off

1.4

Nel to Pitcher, no run, pushed to point on the front foot, they thought about a single but wisely decide against it

1.5

Nel to Pitcher, no run

1.6

Nel to Pitcher, 2 runs, driven in the air through the covers again, this time he just gets the ball over the field, infact Berrington may have got finger tips on it

End of over 2 (6 runs) Bermuda 12/0
OL Pitcher    7* (7b 1x4)      JD Nel    1-0-6-0
CR Foggo    5* (5b 1x4)     

2.1

Blain to Foggo, no run, past the edge this time, the ball moving away off the pitch

2.2

Blain to Foggo, no run, pushed into the covers on the back foot

2.3

Blain to Foggo, 1 run, scithed over the covers on the front foot, lands between two fielders

2.4

Blain to Pitcher, no run, short and wide but Pitcher misses out with the cut shot

2.5

Blain to Pitcher, no run, good line from Blain, forcing Pitcher to defend on the front foot into the covers

2.6

Blain to Pitcher, no run

End of over 3 (1 run) Bermuda 13/0
OL Pitcher    7* (10b 1x4)      JAR Blain    2-0-7-0
CR Foggo    6* (8b 1x4)     

3.1

Nel to Foggo, no run, cut firmly to backward-point

3.2

Nel to Foggo, no run, attempted cut but he misses out again

3.3

Nel to Foggo, OUT, full ball that crashes into the pad and Foggo is gone! There was certainly some bat involved but it was probably pad first

CR Foggo lbw b Nel 6 (15m 11b 1x4 0x6) SR: 54.54

3.4

Nel to Hemp, no run, driven into the covers by the left-handed Hemp

3.5

Nel to Hemp, no run

3.6

Nel to Hemp, 1 leg bye, hits the pad and half a shout for lbw, looked pretty high though and they get a leg-bye

End of over 4 (1 run, wicket maiden) Bermuda 14/1
DL Hemp    0* (3b)      JD Nel    2-1-6-1
OL Pitcher    7* (10b 1x4)     

4.1

Blain to Hemp, no run, pushed back down the pitch on the front foot

4.2

Blain to Hemp, no run, beats the edge as Hemp pushes forward

4.3

Blain to Hemp, 1 leg bye, clips the pad and they pick up a single to fine-leg

4.4

Blain to Pitcher, no run

4.5

Blain to Pitcher, 1 run, driven wide of mid-off for a single, didn't quite time it but a good tumbling stop prevented further runs

4.6

Blain to Hemp, no run, past the edge as Hemp nibblesoutside his off-stump on the back foot

End of over 5 (2 runs) Bermuda 16/1
DL Hemp    0* (7b)      JAR Blain    3-0-8-0
OL Pitcher    8* (12b 1x4)     

5.1

Drummond to Pitcher, 1 run, cut down to the fielder at third-man for one run

5.2

Drummond to Hemp, FOUR, lovely shot, clipped over the in-field and races to the midwicket boundary, really nicely timed

5.3

Drummond to Hemp, no run

5.4

Drummond to Hemp, 2 runs, turned through square-leg for a couple

5.5

Drummond to Hemp, no run

5.6

Drummond to Hemp, no run, driven into the covers

End of over 6 (7 runs) Bermuda 23/1
DL Hemp    6* (12b 1x4)      GD Drummond    1-0-7-0
OL Pitcher    9* (13b 1x4)     

6.1

Maiden to Pitcher, 1 run, swept to deep-square leg for a single

6.2

Maiden to Hemp, SIX, another sweep shot but Hemp finds the middle and the ball carries over deep-square leg for a maximum

6.3

Maiden to Hemp, no run

6.4

Maiden to Hemp, no run, attempted sweep again but Hemp can't make contact this time

6.5

Maiden to Hemp, no run

6.6

Maiden to Hemp, no run, pushed to point on the back foot

End of over 7 (7 runs) Bermuda 30/1
DL Hemp    12* (17b 1x4 1x6)      GI Maiden    1-0-7-0
OL Pitcher    10* (14b 1x4)     

7.1

Drummond to Pitcher, 1 run, wide delivery driven through the covers for one run

7.2

Drummond to Hemp, no run

7.3

Drummond to Hemp, no run, driven firml;y into the leg-side but he finds the fielder at midwicket

7.4

Drummond to Hemp, no run

7.5

Drummond to Hemp, 1 run, driven into the covers and it was pretty suicidal, the throw is wide at the strikers end through and Pitcher just scrapes home

7.6

Drummond to Pitcher, no run

End of over 8 (2 runs) Bermuda 32/1
OL Pitcher    11* (16b 1x4)      GD Drummond    2-0-9-0
DL Hemp    13* (21b 1x4 1x6)     

8.1

Maiden to Hemp, no run

8.2

Maiden to Hemp, no run, flighted delivery, defended into the off-side

8.3

Maiden to Hemp, 1 run, pulled out to deep square-leg for one run

8.4

Maiden to Pitcher, 2 runs, short ball which is pulled very fine to beat the fielder at fine leg

8.5

Maiden to Pitcher, OUT, that's a wicket! Dodgy running again as the ball hit the pad and Hemp called for a single, Pitcher hesitated and was run out by a distance at the non-strikers end

OL Pitcher run out 13 (34m 18b 1x4 0x6) SR: 72.22

8.6

Maiden to Hemp, FOUR, swept very fine for a boundary to fine-leg

End of over 9 (7 runs) Bermuda 39/2
DL Hemp    18* (25b 2x4 1x6)      GI Maiden    2-0-14-0
JJ Celestine    0* (0b)     

9.1

Berrington to Celestine, OUT, another one goes- first ball! Full ball driven into the covers where Watson takes the catch diving forward

JJ Celestine c Watson b Berrington 0 (2m 1b 0x4 0x6) SR: 0.00

9.2

Berrington to Outerbridge, 1 run, single to third man

9.3

Berrington to Hemp, 1 run, sharp single taken as Hemp drives wide of mid-off

9.4

Berrington to Outerbridge, 1 run, another quick single, that was very risky taken to mid-on but the throw misses the stumps

9.5

Berrington to Hemp, 1 run, pulled through midwicket for one run

9.6

Berrington to Outerbridge, 1 run, another single and well judged this time as Outerbridge drives into the covers on the front foot

End of over 10 (5 runs) Bermuda 44/3
SD Outerbridge    3* (3b)      RD Berrington    1-0-5-1
DL Hemp    20* (27b 2x4 1x6)     

10.1

Watson to Outerbridge, 2 wides, wide of the off-stump and Smith can't gather

10.1

Watson to Hemp, no run

10.2

Watson to Hemp, no run, swept firmly by Hemp but he finds the fielder at fine-leg

10.3

Watson to Hemp, OUT, gone! Driven down the ground but he doesn't middle it and Blain takes a safe catch at long-off. Probeems here for Bermuda

DL Hemp c Blain b Watson 20 (26m 30b 2x4 1x6) SR: 66.66

10.4

Watson to Outerbridge, 1 run, pulled through square-leg for a single

10.5

Watson to Romaine, 1 run, clipped to deep square-leg on the front foot

10.6

Watson to Outerbridge, no run, opens the face to guide the ball to short third-man, Romaine doesn't want what looked like an easy single though

End of over 11 (4 runs) Bermuda 48/4
SD Outerbridge    4* (5b)      RR Watson    1-0-4-1
IH Romaine    1* (1b)     

11.1

Berrington to Romaine, 1 run, hits the gloves and drops in front of square-leg, they scamper a single

11.2

Berrington to Outerbridge, no run

11.3

Berrington to Outerbridge, 1 run, wide and full from Berrington, driven through the covers for a single

11.4

Berrington to Romaine, 1 run, single taken as Romaine drives to long-off

11.5

Berrington to Outerbridge, no run, attempted pull, but the ball wasn't short enough and he finds mid-on

11.6

Berrington to Outerbridge, 1 run, driven back down the ground for a single to mid-off

End of over 12 (4 runs) Bermuda 52/4
SD Outerbridge    6* (9b)      RD Berrington    2-0-9-1
IH Romaine    3* (3b)     

12.1

Watson to Outerbridge, 1 run, driven to long-off for a single

12.2

Watson to Romaine, 1 run, clipped off his toes to deep midwicket

12.3

Watson to Outerbridge, no run

12.4

Watson to Outerbridge, no run, flighted ball, driven back to the bowler

12.5

Watson to Outerbridge, 1 run, driven to cover, he throws at the stumps and nobody is backing up- they amble a single as the ball runs out to deep mid-off

12.6

Watson to Romaine, no run

End of over 13 (3 runs) Bermuda 55/4
IH Romaine    4* (5b)      RR Watson    2-0-7-1
SD Outerbridge    8* (13b)     

13.1

Berrington to Outerbridge, 1 run, full ball driven to long-off

13.2

Berrington to Romaine, 1 run, short ball pulled through square-leg, good work by the fielder on the boundary prevent a second run

13.3

Berrington to Outerbridge, no run

13.4

Berrington to Outerbridge, no run, pulled to mid-off

13.5

Berrington to Outerbridge, no run, appeal for a stumping but Outerbridge just managed to keep his back foot planted after missing his attempted cover drive

13.6

Berrington to Outerbridge, 1 run, goes for a big drive again outside the off-stump, a thick edge brings a single to third man

End of over 14 (3 runs) Bermuda 58/4
SD Outerbridge    10* (18b)      RD Berrington    3-0-12-1
IH Romaine    5* (6b)     

14.1

Watson to Outerbridge, 2 runs, very flighted delivery, driven through extra cover after Outerbridge came down the pitch

14.2

Watson to Outerbridge, SIX, good old-fashioned slog over long-on, one foot down the wicket and a huge heave to clear the fielder

14.3

Watson to Outerbridge, 1 run, driven to long-off

14.4

Watson to Romaine, 1 leg bye

14.5

Watson to Outerbridge, 1 run, swept to midwicket, landing fractionally short of the fielder as he dived forward

14.6

Watson to Romaine, 1 run, guided to third man for a single

End of over 15 (12 runs) Bermuda 70/4
IH Romaine    6* (8b)      RR Watson    3-0-18-1
SD Outerbridge    20* (22b 1x6)     

15.1

Drummond to Romaine, 1 run, driven wide of mid-on and they pick up a single

15.2

Drummond to Outerbridge, FOUR, comes down the pitch to pull over midwicket, just beating the fielder at long-on

15.3

Drummond to Outerbridge, 2 runs, wide delivery guided down to third man on the front foot for a comfortbable two runs

15.4

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

15.5

Drummond to Romaine, no run, hit down the ground and Drummond fields in his follow through

15.6

Drummond to Romaine, 1 run, full toss driven powerfull through mid-off, Maiden cuts it off just inside the rope

End of over 16 (9 runs) Bermuda 79/4
IH Romaine    8* (11b)      GD Drummond    3-0-18-0
SD Outerbridge    27* (25b 1x4 1x6)     

16.1

Nel to Romaine, OUT, bowled! Full delivery, yorker length which Romaine tried to play through midwicket, the ballhit the bottom of middle stump

IH Romaine b Nel 8 (18m 12b 0x4 0x6) SR: 66.66

16.2

Nel to Edness, OUT, and again! It was a similar ball and again the batsman played across the line as the ball crashed into his leg-stump

J Edness b Nel 0 (1m 1b 0x4 0x6) SR: 0.00

16.3

Nel to Trott, no run

16.4

Nel to Trott, no run

16.5

Nel to Trott, 1 leg bye, hits the pad and they get an extra as the ball runs to fine-leg

16.6

Nel to Outerbridge, no run

End of over 17 (1 run, wicket maiden) Bermuda 80/6
SD Outerbridge    27* (26b 1x4 1x6)      JD Nel    3-2-6-3
RJ Trott    0* (3b)     

17.1

Drummond to Trott, 1 leg bye, full ball which hits the pad, they pick up a single through square-leg

17.2

Drummond to Outerbridge, 1 run, full delivery driven through the covers for one run

17.3

Drummond to Trott, OUT, very good work by Smith as he takes a ball which flicked the pads on the way down the leg-side and whipped off the balls to dismiss Trott who had overbalanced and pulled his backfoot outside the crease

RJ Trott st †Smith b Drummond 0 (2m 5b 0x4 0x6) SR: 0.00

17.4

Drummond to O'Brien, 1 run, drive to long-off for a single

17.5

Drummond to Outerbridge, 1 run, full ball driven back down the ground, crashing into the stumps at the non-strikers end, they get one as the ball rolls out to long-on

17.6

Drummond to O'Brien, 1 run, flicked through square-leg for a single

End of over 18 (5 runs) Bermuda 85/7
GH O'Brien    2* (2b)      GD Drummond    4-0-22-1
SD Outerbridge    29* (28b 1x4 1x6)     

18.1

Nel to O'Brien, 1 run, driven back down the pitch, Nel misfields and they get a single

18.2

Nel to Outerbridge, 1 run, driven over midwicket, there was a possibility of a catch at long-on but he pulls out at the last minute

18.3

Nel to O'Brien, 1 run, single to long-off

18.4

Nel to Outerbridge, 1 run, comes down th epitch, a thick edge from the drive brings a single to third-man

18.5

Nel to O'Brien, 1 run, driven in the air through long-off, the ball lands well short of the fielder at long-off

18.6

Nel to Outerbridge, 1 run, played into the covers for a single

End of over 19 (6 runs) Bermuda 91/7
SD Outerbridge    32* (31b 1x4 1x6)      JD Nel    4-2-12-3
GH O'Brien    5* (5b)     

19.1

Blain to Outerbridge, 1 run, inside edge which is straight through to Smith, they go for the single and Smith misses with an underarm throw at the stumps

19.2

Blain to O'Brien, 2 runs, pulled through mid-on, it's wide enough of the fielder to allow two runs

19.3

Blain to O'Brien, 1 leg bye, yorker and again they take a run to Smith, and again he misses- this time with an over-arm throw

19.4

Blain to Outerbridge, no run

19.5

Blain to Outerbridge, 2 runs, full ball driven wide of mid-on for a very comfortable two runs

19.6

Blain to Outerbridge, 2 runs, full ball driven wide of long-on and they come back for a risky second, the ball is wide at the strikers end and they are home safely to givr a victory target of 100

Match State: Innings Break Join us in fifteen minutes, at 11.05am when Scotland will chase a very modest total, early wickets will be imperative if Bermuda are to get anything out of this

End of over 20 (8 runs) Bermuda 99/7
SD Outerbridge    37* (35b 1x4 1x6)      JAR Blain    4-0-15-0
GH O'Brien    7* (7b)     
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Dewald Nel picks up one of his three wickets against Bermuda, Bermuda v Scotland, ICC World Twenty20 Qualifiers, Belfast, August 3, 2008

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