Player of the Match
Player of the Match
    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
    not out
    33 (b 5, lb 16, w 12)
    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)
    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

  • Farewell to a Gaelic hero

    John Mooney, who has retired from international cricket, was an indefatigable and inspirational competitor

  • Kev and John's excellent adventure

    At 111 for 5, Ireland looked to be at the receiving end of a mismatch, but they turned things around with a win their nation will never forget

  • A pink typhoon

    England had been contemplating a walk in the park against Ireland in 2011, but found themselves at the receiving end of the fastest century in World Cup history