Player of the Match
Player of the Match
  • BATSMEN
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    18.5 short, sits up, he could have hit that anywhere he wanted, but all he manages to do is pick out Sorensen on the deep square leg boundary 73/3
    11.3 oh my. This has been a bit of a struggle for Berenger, and it ends tamely, as he pops up a back of a length ball, leg-stumpish, straight into short midwicket's hands, going too early into a flick 49/1
    13.1 got him! Again it's the one that goes with the angle. It's angled in towards off stump and he drives at it with an angled bat, too much bottom hand in that, and it pops up off the outside edge and it goes very quickly to Kevin O'Brien at slip, over his right shoulder, and he parried it in the air at the first attempt and caught it safely on the second attempt 53/2
    31.4 big appeal for lbw and it's given! Came outside his crease and looked to work it leg side, and it hurried through to hit his front pad. Khurram has reviewed... he was a long way down the track. Let's seen now, not much turn, seemed to hit him in line with off stump, going on to clip the top of leg stump, which means it's umpire's call. Khurram's a little unlucky there, simply because it was the sort of lbw call that looked a little not-out at first sight, simply because of how far he was down the pitch. 125/5
    20.5 gone! Back of a length outside off, a bit of extra bounce, and he pushes hard at it with an angled bat and gets a thick edge that goes to slip just above head height 78/4
    48.4 goes a long way outside leg stump and Sorensen bowls a simple length ball on off stump. He has to reach for it to hit that over the covers, ends up scooping it high in the air behind the wicket off the outside half of his bat. The wicketkeeper settles under it, and that's the end of a fantastic World Cup century 269/8
    34.2 got him! Cusack bends his back a bit more and gets this to lift from back of a length. Not much room to cut anyway, and he gets a thick edge through to the keeper 131/6
    46.1 short ball, and he hits it well but too close to Joyce, who moves to his right from deep midwicket and takes a well-judged catch 238/7
    49.5 short ball, into the body as he backs away. Goes for the pull, top-edges it high in the air, and the bowler takes a simple catch, goes for the hands-over-head technique 276/9
    not out
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    2
    0
    0
    100.00
    not out
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    1
    0
    0
    0
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    Extras
    17 (b 1, lb 4, nb 1, w 11)
    TOTAL
    278/9 (50 Overs, RR: 5.56)
    Fall of wickets: 1-49 (AR Berenger, 11.3 ov), 2-53 (Krishna Chandran, 13.1 ov), 3-73 (Amjad Ali, 18.5 ov), 4-78 (SP Patil, 20.5 ov), 5-125 (Khurram Khan, 31.4 ov), 6-131 (Rohan Mustafa, 34.2 ov), 7-238 (Amjad Javed, 46.1 ov), 8-269 (Shaiman Anwar, 48.4 ov), 9-276 (Mohammad Naveed, 49.5 ov)
    BowlingOMRWEcon0s4s6sWDNB
    JF Mooney603205.33222021
    MC Sorensen1006026.00266000
    AR Cusack1005425.40366030
    PR Stirling1002722.70411010
    KJ O'Brien706128.71167040
    GH Dockrell703915.57223110
  • BATSMEN
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    23.3 bowled him! That hung in the air for a while and he played across it, looking to sweep. Cleared his front leg, and played across a straight ball, which went under his bat and crashed into middle stump 94/3
    1.4 got him! That is superb bowling from Guruge, slanted this across and this time there was no swing. Stirling stood there and flashed at it away from his body, and could only nick it through to the keeper 4/1
    18.4 got him! Joyce's luck runs out finally, goes for a drive away from his body. It was a good ball, angling away, not full enough to drive, and the edge carries through at shoulder height to Patil 72/2
    25.2 Tauqir strikes again! Niall has reviewed, but it looked plumb. It slid on again, towards middle stump, I would think. Went for the sweep across the line and that thudded into his front pad. Was there an edge? Nope. Didn't get a huge stride forward either. Hit him in line with middle stump, you can see off stump when it hit. Turned and straightened, in fact, and went past his outside edge. Hitting three-fourths of the way up middle stump, and Niall O'Brien will have to go. 97/4
    38.4 gone! It was a length ball on off stump and he moved away from the line to drive through extra cover. May have stopped on him a touch and he ended up spooning a simple catch to the fielder at mid-off 171/5
    47.3 and UAE are back in it! that's a short ball angling into his body, and he leans away to guide it past short third man, but he ends up hitting it too close to him, and Javed dives forward and takes a super low catch 267/8
    44.4 gone! Another slower ball, and he was moving away from the line, looking to hit over extra cover. Doesn't connect half as well as he'd have liked to, and he scoops it straight into the fielder's hands 243/6
    46.6 another twist. Mooney looks to lap-sweep a full ball on off stump, ends up hitting it awkwardly over his own shoulder, and Amjad Ali, backtracking from short fine leg, takes a well-judged catch 259/7
    not out
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    10
    6
    0
    0
    83.33
    not out
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    8
    5
    1
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    140.00
    Extras
    11 (b 4, lb 3, nb 2, w 2)
    TOTAL
    279/8 (49.2 Overs, RR: 5.65)
    Did not bat: MC Sorensen
    Fall of wickets: 1-4 (PR Stirling, 1.4 ov), 2-72 (EC Joyce, 18.4 ov), 3-94 (WTS Porterfield, 23.3 ov), 4-97 (NJ O'Brien, 25.2 ov), 5-171 (A Balbirnie, 38.4 ov), 6-243 (KJ O'Brien, 44.4 ov), 7-259 (JF Mooney, 46.6 ov), 8-267 (GC Wilson, 47.3 ov)
    BowlingOMRWEcon0s4s6sWDNB
    Mohammad Naveed9.216526.96279001
    AM Guruge702113.00290010
    Amjad Javed1006036.00326200
    Mohammad Tauqir903824.22313001
    Rohan Mustafa904505.00212000
    Krishna Chandran504308.6075010

Match Details

Series

Toss

Ireland , elected to field first

Player of the match

Match number

Season

Hours of play (local time)

14.30 start, First Session 14.30-18.00, Interval 18.00-18.45, Second Session 18.45-22.15

Match days

25 February 2015 - day/night match (50-over match)

Reserve Umpire

Match Referee

Points

Ireland 2, United Arab Emirates 0

Match Notes

  • Backing Green at the Gabba

    The match between Ireland and the UAE was the first final-over thriller of the World Cup and it was littered with great moments like the bail fail and the antics of Larry the Leprechaun

  • Ireland overcome expectation

    Far from assuming the role of plucky underdogs, Ireland were forced to deal with unexpected pressure of being heavy favourites against UAE

  • Anwar's star shines brightly

    Fearless, flamboyant and elegant. Two matches in, UAE may have already found their first batting superstar

  • Anwar's record day in vain

    Stats highlights from Ireland's narrow victory over the UAE

  • Gary Wilson guides Ireland to a narrow win over UAE

    Gary Wilson anchored Ireland's chase to help them narrowly beat a resolute United Arab Emirates by two wickets in their World Cup 2015 Group B match played in Brisbane on Wednesday.

Sterling Stirling

4

Number of Irish bowlers who have bowled their full-quota of overs for less than 30 runs in a WC game. Paul Stirling (2/27) is the fourth.

New to the highest level

0

Number of times that Ireland and UAE have previously played each other in an ODI.