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Best performances - Batsmen

PD Collingwood
90(82) 8x4 - 3x6
Control %95%
  • Productive Shot
  • leg glance
  • 27 runs
  • 2x4 - 1x6
1 0 16 5 11 8 25 21
NJ O'Brien
63(88) 4x4 - 0x6
Control %85%
  • Productive Shot
  • leg glance
  • 25 runs
  • 1x4 - 0x6
13 2 4 9 14 7 0 12

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
M1
R28
W2
Eco4.00
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF

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

WK McCallan b Flintoff 5 (16m 6b 0x4 0x6) SR: 83.33

END OF OVER:
48 | 3 Runs | IRE: 218/9 (49 runs required from 12 balls, RR: 4.54, RRR: 24.50)

  • 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

Ireland 2nd innings Partnerships

WktRunsPlayers
1st6JP BrayWTS Porterfield
2nd5EJG MorganWTS Porterfield
3rd61NJ O'BrienWTS Porterfield
4th44AC BothaNJ O'Brien
5th23NJ O'BrienKJ O'Brien
6th0DT JohnstonNJ O'Brien
7th58DT JohnstonAR White
8th12WK McCallanAR White
9th1WK McCallanD Langford-Smith
10th8WK McCallanWB Rankin