Player of the Match
Player of the Match
  • BATSMEN
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    38.5 this could just be his last game, but Afridi is doing his best to make sure he isn't. Porterfield looks to drive over mid-on but mistimes. The length ball just gets a little big on him, and lobs off the high part of the bat. Afridi rushes in from the edge of the circle and takes a low diving catch to his left. Porterifeld out for 107. His seventh score between 100 and 112 182/5
    3.3 he has played across the line. What a big mistake. Loses patience. Given. He is on the middle-and-off line, Adil stays on that length and within the stumps, Stirling goes across the line, presenting only half the bat, and is beaten. Hit in front. Even if the ball goes on with the angle, it will clip leg. They think of it, but don't review the decision 11/1
    12.3 Wahab produces the breakthrough for Pakistan. He just has the knack. Joyce looks to pull from outside off, the ball gets a touch big on him, and he is late into the shot. The top edge lobs up towards short square cover, and Umar Akmal doesn't drop it. Wahab's deceptive pace does it 56/2
    16.4 a wicket against the run of play. This ball has stopped at him. Short of a length, wide, he looks to punch but the ball doesn't quite come on. So instead of going square, he ends up hitting this to short cover where Umar Akmal takes a smart catch to his right 86/3
    29.4 oh what a soft dismissal, and against the run of play. That misfield has proved to be a work for genius. Balbirnie stays on strike thanks to that misfield and plays this poor sweep. He hasn't really gone down on this length ball outside off, gets a massive top edge that Afridi takes at short fine leg. He also has to fetch this from well outside off. Premeditated 134/4
    40.3 bouncer, he looks to upper-cut it, Wilson is off his feet in trying to do so, still can't reach it, and gets a soft top edge on it. The third man boundary from this end is the longest part of Adelaide Oval. Wahab takes a confident catch. This could have been a wide had he not hit, but is only the second bouncer of the over so it can't be called a no-ball 189/6
    47.1 that drop doesn't cost Adil at all. He will be very relieved. A proper mean bouncer at 147ks from Wahab. And it has followed him as he backs away. No room to hook. Gets a top edge to midwicket 216/8
    43.5 good bowling. Pakistan are bowling to bowl Ireland out and not restrict them. This is a mean bouncer, cramping him and getting it chin high. Thompson looks to pull but ends up slicing it off the top edge to short cover 204/7
    49.2 Wahab has another wicket. Umar Akmal gets his fourth catch. On a length, Mooney finally gets one that he can get under and hit. He hits but doesn't quite get the elevation. Akmal pouches it at short midwicket. This is bowled at 150ks 230/9
    49.6 swings and misses at a short ball, steals a bye, there is a direct hit at the non-striker's end, and Dockrell is run out by inches. Tell you what, he has run straight into Umar Akmal who has come to collect the throw. Apologises immediately 237/10
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    100.00
    Extras
    12 (lb 2, w 10)
    TOTAL
    237 all out (50 Overs, RR: 4.74)
    Fall of wickets: 1-11 (PR Stirling, 3.3 ov), 2-56 (EC Joyce, 12.3 ov), 3-86 (NJ O'Brien, 16.4 ov), 4-134 (A Balbirnie, 29.4 ov), 5-182 (WTS Porterfield, 38.5 ov), 6-189 (GC Wilson, 40.3 ov), 7-204 (SR Thompson, 43.5 ov), 8-216 (KJ O'Brien, 47.1 ov), 9-230 (JF Mooney, 49.2 ov), 10-237 (GH Dockrell, 49.6 ov)
    BowlingOMRWEcon0s4s6sWDNB
    Sohail Khan1004424.40343120
    Ehsan Adil703114.42283020
    Rahat Ali1004824.80345020
    Wahab Riaz1005435.40304130
    Shahid Afridi1003803.80323000
    Haris Sohail302016.6651010
  • BATSMEN
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    22.4 and Shehzad has thrown it away. Seems like he has made his mind beforehand that this ball has to go. Thompson bowls short, he pulls from outside off, gets a top edge, and mid-on catches it. He is disappointed that he has not gone on to score a hundred, and so he should be 120/1
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    81.45
    24.3 Sarfraz has run Sohail out. That's what Solhail lets Sarfraz know. This is short of a length, has been turned around the corner, towards short fine leg, both start running before Sarfraz stops midway. No time left for Sohail to get back. He seems to be telling Sarfraz, "Mera call tha" [It was my call] before departing. And he is right as this has gone behind square 126/2
    38.2 bowled'im. Some consolation for Ireland. Looks to run this shortish ball to third man, but his bat is neither vertical nor horizontal. The back foot goes back and across, too close to the stumps, and he treats onto the base of the stumps 208/3
    not out
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    36
    29
    4
    0
    68.96
    Extras
    15 (b 1, lb 1, w 13)
    TOTAL
    241/3 (46.1 Overs, RR: 5.22)
    Fall of wickets: 1-120 (Ahmed Shehzad, 22.4 ov), 2-126 (Haris Sohail, 24.3 ov), 3-208 (Misbah-ul-Haq, 38.2 ov)
    BowlingOMRWEcon0s4s6sWDNB
    AR Cusack1014314.30333030
    JF Mooney914004.44382030
    SR Thompson1005915.90294030
    GH Dockrell604307.16176100
    KJ O'Brien1004904.90354110
    PR Stirling1.10504.2851000

Match Notes

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.