• BATSMEN
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    M
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    4s
    6s
    SR
    0.1 ideal start for Anderson! Not a great delivery, full and wide outside off, but Porterfield dragged on to middle. Gut-wrenching for him and the Irish but just the spark Anderson needed 0/1
    9.5 ah, sad end for Stirling. Banged just back of a length from Bresnan around off stump and Stirling aimed a slug to leg. Only managed a top edge that sailed high and swirled over Pietersen, who watched it carefully at deep square to snaffle the chance. Bresnan the man again for England 62/2
    22.2 beauty from Swann does for Joyce. No mistake from Prior this time. Joyce skips down the track, bit of drop from Swann and sharp spin takes it past the outside edge, Prior has a single bail off in a flash. Swann is delighted, as well he might be 106/4
    20.2 whoops, that's the nut. Full length, slips under an extravagant sweep slog, and back goes the off stump! 103/3
    24.2 Wilson's torturous effort ends. Or does it? Review after Swann finds the pads as Wilson stretches forward to sweep. The only danger was the 2.5 metre stuff, but it's plumb. Not a very happy return for Wilson 111/5
    48.1 oh dear! O'Brien has given it away! He's flat on his face and can't pick himself up. Run out, of all things and this match takes another turn. Yorker flipped to midwicket, he ran the single easily but wanted a second which didn't exist, despite a despairing dive. Ends one of the great World Cup innings, Ireland were buried before he turned it 317/7
    41.3 heartbreak for Ireland! It's a run out that breaks the stand. O'Brien blocked hard to point, Cusack set off for one before turning back to save his partner. The throw came into Broad who under-armed onto the stumps to beat Cusack's dive. Brilliant example of a supportive innings from Cusack, just calmly gave O'Brien the strike and finished it by sacrificing himself 273/6
    not out
    33
    40
    30
    6
    0
    110.00
    not out
    7
    6
    4
    1
    0
    175.00
    Extras
    33 (b 5, lb 16, w 12)
    TOTAL
    329/7 (49.1 Overs, RR: 6.69)
    Fall of wickets: 1-0 (WTS Porterfield, 0.1 ov), 2-62 (PR Stirling, 9.5 ov), 3-103 (NJ O'Brien, 20.2 ov), 4-106 (EC Joyce, 22.2 ov), 5-111 (GC Wilson, 24.2 ov), 6-273 (AR Cusack, 41.3 ov), 7-317 (KJ O'Brien, 48.1 ov)
    BowlingOMRWEcon0s4s6sWDNB
    JM Anderson8.114916.00316210
    SCJ Broad9.007308.11219120
    TT Bresnan10.006416.40348220
    MH Yardy7.004907.00197020
    GP Swann10.004734.70362300
    PD Collingwood5.002605.20151100

Match Notes