Statistics

Best performances - Batsmen

WTS Porterfield
107(131) 11x4 - 1x6
Control %69%
  • Productive Shot
  • cover drive
  • 5 runs
  • 1x4 - 0x6
0 0 1 1 0 2 2 5
Sarfraz Ahmed
101(124) 6x4 - 0x6
Control %84%
  • Productive Shot
  • on drive
  • 5 runs
  • 1x4 - 0x6
1 0 3 0 0 2 1 4

Best performances - Bowlers

AR Cusack
O10.0
M1
R43
W1
Eco4.30
RHB
OFFLEG
1W
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF
Wahab Riaz
O10.0
M0
R54
W3
Eco5.40
RHB
OFFLEG
1W
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF
1W

Commentary

That's all from today. Just a reminder of the quarter-finals before we go

South Africa v Sri Lanka, SCG, Wednesday, March 18
India v Bangladesh, MCG, Thursday, March 19
Australia v Pakistan, Adelaide Oval, Friday, March 20
New Zealand v West Indies, Westpac Stadium, Saturday, March 21

The winner of Sydney game faces the winner of the Wellington game in Auckland in the semi-final. The other semi-final will be in Sydney. Cheers everybody

"We were a few runs light," says William Porterfield "All credit to the way they bowled. The best ever innings only comes when you win. We thought it was a pretty good surface. Slightly slower. Very good pitch. We would have like a few more runs on the board. The confidence has been high throughout. The fans have been fantastic. Hope we get more games, and progress from there."

"This was a pressure game," says Misbah-ul-Haq. "A game more pressure game for us than, say, a quarter-final. Give a lot of credit to the fast bowlers. It was a slow pitch. They bowled their hearts out. They took the wickets and restricted Ireland. Sarfraz's was a brilliant knock. Much-needed knock. Very happy how he went on and stayed there till the end. Yeah of course we can win the World Cup. We have the momentum. The bowling is doing really well, the batting is beginning to do its part. On the day anything can happen. We have the bowling line-up that can surprise any team."

"Very happy," says Sarfraz Ahmed, Man of the Match. "Even before the match, Waqar said we haven't scored a hundred so we must try and get the hundred. Very important win. It was do or die for us. The bowlers and the fielders did really well. You could see they were giving it their all in the do-or-die match."

Don't go away, we will bring to you what the captains have to say

Well played Pakistan to have come back after the disastrous start to their campaign. Hard luck Ireland but you have played really well. You have been good to watch, and the World Cup will be poorer for it if you were not to feature in it

Superb death bowling by Pakistan set this win up after William Porterfield scored an excellent century. Wahab Riaz and Sohail Khan were excellent in the end, and then Sarfraz Ahmed saw them through with a century, their first in World Cups since 2007

46.1
4
Stirling to Umar Akmal, FOUR runs, he tries a legbreak, bowls it short and wide, and Akmal launches it over mid-on to seal the quarter-final slot

Stirling to bowl now

END OF OVER:
46 | 4 Runs | PAK: 237/3

  • Sarfraz Ahmed101 (124b)
  • Umar Akmal16 (28b)
  • GH Dockrell6-0-43-0
  • JF Mooney9-1-40-0
45.6
0
Dockrell to Sarfraz Ahmed, no run, full, on off, defended
45.5
0
Dockrell to Sarfraz Ahmed, no run, full toss, defended back to him. There could be a tie here
45.4
0
Dockrell to Sarfraz Ahmed, no run, flat length ball, into the pads, defended to midwicket
45.3
0
Dockrell to Sarfraz Ahmed, no run, low full toss, hit straight to mid-off
45.2
4
Dockrell to Sarfraz Ahmed, FOUR runs, there it is. Sarfraz gets the hard-earned hundred. And with a typical shot. Down the wicket to chip this length ball over midwicket. Does the sajda in celebration. The first WC hundred by a Pakistani since Imran Nazir in 2007

Statistics

Best performances - Batsmen

WTS Porterfield
107(131) 11x4 - 1x6
Control %69%
  • Productive Shot
  • cover drive
  • 5 runs
  • 1x4 - 0x6
0 0 1 1 0 2 2 5
Sarfraz Ahmed
101(124) 6x4 - 0x6
Control %84%
  • Productive Shot
  • on drive
  • 5 runs
  • 1x4 - 0x6
1 0 3 0 0 2 1 4

Best performances - Bowlers

AR Cusack
O10.0
M1
R43
W1
Eco4.30
RHB
OFFLEG
1W
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF
Wahab Riaz
O10.0
M0
R54
W3
Eco5.40
RHB
OFFLEG
1W
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF
1W

Openers step up, at last

52

The total runs added by Pakistan's opening partnerships in their five previous matches in the World Cup

A comfortable chase?

10-5

Pakistan's win-loss record when chasing targets between 225 and 250 since the 2011 World Cup

Pakistan's super bowling

49

Runs scored by Ireland in the last 10 overs, for the loss of five wickets

First captain

0

Number of captains from the associate-member teams to hit a World Cup hundred before Porterfield in this match. He is the first one.

Best

3.87

Pakistan's eco in the batting Powerplays in this World Cup before this game - the best. New Zealand are a distant second with an eco of 5.43.

Captain's best

84

The previous highest by an associate-member captain in the World Cup. Porterfield has gone past that.

Distant past

21

Wkts Shahid Afridi took in the last World Cup, at an average of 12.85 apiece. He's taken 2 at 107.00 in this one, before this match.

Better against lefties

20.39

Wahab Riaz's bowling average against left-handers, he's taken 28 wickets against them. Against right-handers he's taken 44 at 33.84.

Slow off the blocks

60.43

William Porterfield's strike rate in this World Cup - the lowest among openers who have scored at least 100 runs

Not good chasing

2-8

Pakistan's win-loss record in the last-ten ODIs when they have chased. Their record in last-ten chases in the World Cup is 3-7.

ICC Cricket World Cup

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Pool B
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PAK64208.000-0.084
WI63306.000-0.049
IRE63306.000-0.931
ZIM61502.000-0.532
UAE60600.000-2.039