Statistics

Best performances - Batsmen

PD Collingwood
90(82) 8x4 - 3x6
Control %85%
  • Productive Shot
  • leg glance
  • 21 runs
  • 2x4 - 1x6
1 0 5 1 2 0 16 18
NJ O'Brien
63(88) 4x4 - 0x6
Control %73%
  • Productive Shot
  • leg glance
  • 5 runs
  • 0x4 - 0x6
0 0 0 2 5 2 0 2

Best performances - Bowlers

A Flintoff
O8.1
M1
R43
W4
Eco5.26
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF
WB Rankin
O7.0
M1
R28
W2
Eco4.00
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF

Commentary

A fairly comfortable win for England, but they were made to work hard by a determined Irish side. England's bowlers lost their way in the middle of the innings, and had it not been for Paul Collingwood's late onslaught then it would have been a much tighter match - at 40 overs the two teams' scores were almost neck-to-neck, but England, crucially had wickets in hand and heaps more experience. A good contest and Ireland showed doubters that they are worth their place in the Super Eights.

That's it from us this afternoon. Tomorrow it's another of the surprise packages, Bangladesh, against Australia. Will it be Cardiff 2005 all over again? From Martin Williamson and Will Luke, it's goodbye.

48.1
W
Flintoff to McCallan, OUT, another well-directed yorker, through a indecisive swish, and the leg stump is sent spinning

END OF OVER:
48 | 3 Runs | IRE: 218/9

  • WK McCallan5 (5b)
  • WB Rankin4 (8b)
  • SI Mahmood8-2-34-0
  • A Flintoff8-1-43-3

The last rites being played out now, the crowd are quiet and it's all unsurprisingly subdued.

47.6
1
Mahmood to McCallan, 1 run, into the off side for a strolled single
47.5
1
Mahmood to Rankin, 1 run, steered to point where Vaughan misfields
47.4
0
Mahmood to Rankin, no run, Rankin moves towards leg stump and misses outside off
47.3
0
Mahmood to Rankin, no run, outside off, misses with an attempted prod
47.2
1
Mahmood to McCallan, 1 run, steered to point for a quick single, and had the throw at the bowler's end hit, then the batsman, who was ambling, would have gone

Statistics

Best performances - Batsmen

PD Collingwood
90(82) 8x4 - 3x6
Control %85%
  • Productive Shot
  • leg glance
  • 21 runs
  • 2x4 - 1x6
1 0 5 1 2 0 16 18
NJ O'Brien
63(88) 4x4 - 0x6
Control %73%
  • Productive Shot
  • leg glance
  • 5 runs
  • 0x4 - 0x6
0 0 0 2 5 2 0 2

Best performances - Bowlers

A Flintoff
O8.1
M1
R43
W4
Eco5.26
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF
WB Rankin
O7.0
M1
R28
W2
Eco4.00
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF

ICC Cricket World Cup

Pool A
TEAMMPMWMLMDPTNRR
NZ660012.0002.568
AUS64109.0002.260
SL64208.0000.376
BDESH63207.0000.130
ENG62404.000-0.758
AFG61502.000-1.856
SCOT60600.000-2.226
Pool B
TEAMMPMWMLMDPTNRR
INDIA660012.0001.832
SA64208.0001.707
PAK64208.000-0.084
WI63306.000-0.049
IRE63306.000-0.931
ZIM61502.000-0.532
UAE60600.000-2.039