ICC World Twenty20 Qualifier, 1st Semi-Final: Ireland v Kenya at Belfast, Aug 4, 2008
Ireland won by 4 wickets (with 5 balls remaining)
4 August 2008 (20-over match)
  Kenya innings (20 overs maximum) R M B 4s 6s SR
View dismissal MA Ouma c Cusack b Connell 6 2 5 1 0 120.00
0.5 short and wide from Connell, Ouma top-edges the cut shot and Cusack tkes a fine catch diving forward at third man 6/1
View dismissal KO Otieno c Connell b KJ O'Brien 7 15 10 0 0 70.00
3.6 big problems for Kenya and Otieno is gone top-edging a pull shot to Connell at short fine-leg 15/3
View dismissal NN Odhiambo lbw b KJ O'Brien 1 6 3 0 0 33.33
1.6 another early breakthrough! On a good length and cutting back into the batsman, he was hit on the back foot and it was an easy decision for Umpire Hair 12/2
View dismissal SO Tikolo* lbw b Botha 13 29 26 1 0 50.00
9.1 he gets a wicket with his first ball, very like the lbw of Odiambo as the ball cut back off the pitch to trap Tikilo on the back foot 38/5
View dismissal AA Obanda c McCallan b Connell 0 11 5 0 0 0.00
6.5 tries to hit a length delivery over mid-off but the ball goes staight up, it looked like it would loop over McCallan on the edge of the circle but he took a fantastic catch diving to his left 27/4
View dismissal TM Odoyo b Botha 10 30 16 1 0 62.50
13.4 a loose shot from Odoyo, he went for a big drive outside his off-stump, the ball cut back in through the gate to take the off-stump bails 57/8
View dismissal RG Aga b Cusack 5 5 6 1 0 83.33
10.2 bowled! Full ball which Aga tried to drive through the off-side, the ball may have cut back off the pitch to send the off-stump flying 48/6
View dismissal JK Kamande b Cusack 0 2 2 0 0 0.00
10.4 and another one! Hiting the leg-stump this time as Kamande got too far accross, super bowling from Cusack 48/7
View dismissal AO Suji run out (Porterfield) 7 28 17 0 0 41.17
17.2 McCallan to Varaiya, and that's the end of the innings, played into midwicket on the front foot and they took a risky single, Porterfield swooped in quickly pick up and throw in one motion, good work to leave Suji just short at the striker's end 67/10
View dismissal PJ Ongondo b Botha 0 1 1 0 0 0.00
13.5 gone again! It was a similar ball and it again it cut back in to beat the loose drive of Ongondo, this time hitting middle stump 57/9
HA Varaiya not out 6 14 13 0 0 46.15
Extras (b 2, lb 4, w 6) 12
  Total (all out; 17.2 overs) 67 (3.86 runs per over)
  Bowling O M R W Econ  
View wickets PC Connell 4 0 16 2 4.00
0.5 to Ouma, short and wide from Connell, Ouma top-edges the cut shot and Cusack tkes a fine catch diving forward at third man 6/1
6.5 to Obanda, tries to hit a length delivery over mid-off but the ball goes staight up, it looked like it would loop over McCallan on the edge of the circle but he took a fantastic catch diving to his left 27/4
View wickets KJ O'Brien 4 0 15 2 3.75
1.6 to Odhiambo, another early breakthrough! On a good length and cutting back into the batsman, he was hit on the back foot and it was an easy decision for Umpire Hair 12/2
3.6 to Otieno, big problems for Kenya and Otieno is gone top-edging a pull shot to Connell at short fine-leg 15/3
View wickets AR Cusack 3 1 3 2 1.00
10.2 to Aga, bowled! Full ball which Aga tried to drive through the off-side, the ball may have cut back off the pitch to send the off-stump flying 48/6
10.4 to Kamande, and another one! Hiting the leg-stump this time as Kamande got too far accross, super bowling from Cusack 48/7
View wickets AC Botha 4 0 20 3 5.00 (1w)
9.1 to Tikolo, he gets a wicket with his first ball, very like the lbw of Odiambo as the ball cut back off the pitch to trap Tikilo on the back foot 38/5
13.4 to Odoyo, a loose shot from Odoyo, he went for a big drive outside his off-stump, the ball cut back in through the gate to take the off-stump bails 57/8
13.5 to Ongondo, gone again! It was a similar ball and it again it cut back in to beat the loose drive of Ongondo, this time hitting middle stump 57/9
  DT Johnston 2 0 7 0 3.50 (1w)
  WK McCallan 0.2 0 0 0 0.00
  Ireland innings (target: 68 runs from 20 overs) R M B 4s 6s SR
View dismissal WTS Porterfield* c Tikolo b Odoyo 0 9 7 0 0 0.00
2.1 gone! Very good catch at second slip by Tikilo after Portfield nicked a ball outside the off stump, hope for the Kenyans 2/1
View dismissal GC Wilson c Suji b Odoyo 0 13 9 0 0 0.00
2.6 he's gone as well, short ball and he went for the pull shot, a top-edge took the ball into midwicket where Suji took a very good catch running back 3/2
View dismissal NJ O'Brien c Tikolo b Kamande 11 59 30 0 0 36.66
15.4 caught behind! Flatter ball and it skidded onto O'Brien- he got an edge as he tried to cut, a top edge rebounding off Ouma's gloves and lobbing to Tikiolo at slip 49/6
View dismissal AC Botha b Kamande 22 37 34 2 0 64.70
11.4 beaten by a slower ball as he tried to heave the ball down the ground- the ball hit off-stump. A useful innings by Botha in the circumstances 41/3
View dismissal AR White c Varaiya b Aga 1 4 3 0 0 33.33
12.2 gone! Not a good shot from White, going for the pull shot which seemed to hurry onto him, Varaiya takes a smart catch at fine-leg 42/4
View dismissal AR Cusack c Obanda b Aga 2 2 2 0 0 100.00
12.4 he's gone now too, tried to turn the ball into the leg-side, he got a leading edge which lobbed to Obana in the covers 44/5
KJ O'Brien not out 17 27 16 1 1 106.25
DT Johnston not out 8 15 14 0 0 57.14
Extras (b 1, lb 2, w 8) 11
  Total (6 wickets; 19.1 overs) 72 (3.75 runs per over)
  Bowling O M R W Econ  
View wickets TM Odoyo 4 0 13 2 3.25 (2w)
2.1 to Porterfield, gone! Very good catch at second slip by Tikilo after Portfield nicked a ball outside the off stump, hope for the Kenyans 2/1
2.6 to Wilson, he's gone as well, short ball and he went for the pull shot, a top-edge took the ball into midwicket where Suji took a very good catch running back 3/2
  PJ Ongondo 4 1 7 0 1.75 (1w)
View wickets RG Aga 4 1 12 2 3.00
12.2 to White, gone! Not a good shot from White, going for the pull shot which seemed to hurry onto him, Varaiya takes a smart catch at fine-leg 42/4
12.4 to Cusack, he's gone now too, tried to turn the ball into the leg-side, he got a leading edge which lobbed to Obana in the covers 44/5
  AO Suji 3.1 1 26 0 8.21 (1w)
View wickets JK Kamande 4 1 11 2 2.75
11.4 to Botha, beaten by a slower ball as he tried to heave the ball down the ground- the ball hit off-stump. A useful innings by Botha in the circumstances 41/3
15.4 to NJ O'Brien, caught behind! Flatter ball and it skidded onto O'Brien- he got an edge as he tried to cut, a top edge rebounding off Ouma's gloves and lobbing to Tikiolo at slip 49/6

Match details


Toss - Ireland, who chose to field
Series - Ireland advanced
Player of the match - AC Botha (Ireland)
Umpires - DB Hair (Australia) and Sarika Prasad (Singapore)
Match referee - BC Broad (England)
Reserve umpire - K Smith
 
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