Player of the Match
Player of the Match

Ireland are through to the finals next summer then, and must now wait to find out their opponents for tomorrow's final, Kenya must pick themselves up for the play-off later today. Join us in 30 minutes for the second semi-final

19.1
6
Suji to O'Brien, SIX runs, and that's the match in pretty emphatic fashion by O'Brien, length ball smacked over the bowler's head and just clearing the rope

END OF OVER:
19 | 4 Runs | IRE: 66/6 (2 runs required from 6 balls, RR: 3.47, RRR: 2.00)

  • DT Johnston8 (14b)
  • KJ O'Brien11 (15b)
  • TM Odoyo4-0-13-2

Another last over finish for Ireland

18.6
0
Odoyo to Johnston, no run, driven firmly but he finds the fielder at long-on

END OF OVER:
18 | 4 Runs | IRE: 62/6 (6 runs required from 12 balls, RR: 3.44, RRR: 3.00)

  • DT Johnston4 (8b)
  • KJ O'Brien11 (15b)
  • JK Kamande4-1-11-2
17.6
1
Kamande to Johnston, 1 run, opens the face to pick up a single wide of short third-man

END OF OVER:
17 | 9 Runs | IRE: 58/6 (10 runs required from 18 balls, RR: 3.41, RRR: 3.33)

  • KJ O'Brien10 (14b)
  • DT Johnston1 (3b)
  • AO Suji3-1-20-0
16.6
1
Suji to O'Brien, 1 run, lifting delivery, O'Brien does well to ride the bounce and guide the ball to third man

END OF OVER:
16 | (wicket maiden) | IRE: 49/6 (19 runs required from 24 balls, RR: 3.06, RRR: 4.75)

  • DT Johnston0 (2b)
  • KJ O'Brien2 (9b)
  • JK Kamande3-1-7-2
15.6
0
Kamande to Johnston, no run, short again but Johnston finds the fielder at point
15.4
W
Kamande to O'Brien, OUT, caught behind! Flatter ball and it skidded onto O'Brien- he got an edge as he tried to cut, a top edge rebounding off Ouma's gloves and lobbing to Tikiolo at slip

END OF OVER:
15 | (maiden) | IRE: 49/5 (19 runs required from 30 balls, RR: 3.26, RRR: 3.80)

  • KJ O'Brien2 (9b)
  • NJ O'Brien11 (26b)
  • AO Suji2-1-11-0
14.6
0
Suji to O'Brien, no run, moving back in to O'Brien and alomst trapping him on the back foot, he just manages to readjust and defends to extra cover

END OF OVER:
14 | 4 Runs | IRE: 49/5 (19 runs required from 36 balls, RR: 3.50, RRR: 3.16)

  • KJ O'Brien2 (3b)
  • NJ O'Brien11 (26b)
  • JK Kamande2-0-7-1
13.6
1
Kamande to O'Brien, 1 run, short this time and pulled through midwicket for one more

END OF OVER:
13 | 3 Runs 2 Wkts | IRE: 45/5 (23 runs required from 42 balls, RR: 3.46, RRR: 3.28)

  • KJ O'Brien0 (1b)
  • NJ O'Brien9 (22b)
  • RG Aga4-1-12-2
12.6
0
Aga to O'Brien, no run, defends very timidly to the fielder at point on the back foot
12.4
W
Aga to Cusack, OUT, he's gone now too, tried to turn the ball into the leg-side, he got a leading edge which lobbed to Obana in the covers
12.2
W
Aga to White, OUT, gone! Not a good shot from White, going for the pull shot which seemed to hurry onto him, Varaiya takes a smart catch at fine-leg

END OF OVER:
12 | 3 Runs 1 Wkt | IRE: 42/3 (26 runs required from 48 balls, RR: 3.50, RRR: 3.25)

  • NJ O'Brien8 (21b)
  • AR White1 (1b)
  • JK Kamande1-0-3-1
11.6
0
Kamande to O'Brien, no run, big appeal for lbw as O'Brien was hit on the back foot, it would have pitched outside the leg-stump though
11.4
W
Kamande to Botha, OUT, beaten by a slower ball as he tried to heave the ball down the ground- the ball hit off-stump. A useful innings by Botha in the circumstances

END OF OVER:
11 | 4 Runs | IRE: 39/2 (29 runs required from 54 balls, RR: 3.54, RRR: 3.22)

  • AC Botha21 (31b)
  • NJ O'Brien7 (19b)
  • RG Aga3-1-9-0
10.6
1b
Aga to Botha, 1 bye, short ball, and very sloppy keeping by Ouma, dropping the ball to allow an extra

END OF OVER:
10 | 12 Runs | IRE: 35/2 (33 runs required from 60 balls, RR: 3.50, RRR: 3.30)

  • AC Botha19 (26b)
  • NJ O'Brien6 (18b)
  • AO Suji1-0-11-0
9.6
2
Suji to Botha, 2 runs, runs coming more freely now, this was a much better shot, driven back over the bowlers head for two more

END OF OVER:
9 | 1 Run | IRE: 23/2 (45 runs required from 11 overs, RR: 2.55, RRR: 4.09)

  • NJ O'Brien6 (17b)
  • AC Botha13 (21b)
  • RG Aga2-1-6-0
8.6
1lb
Aga to O'Brien, 1 leg bye, short ball hits the pads and they get a single on the leg-side

END OF OVER:
8 | 3 Runs | IRE: 22/2 (46 runs required from 12 overs, RR: 2.75, RRR: 3.83)

  • AC Botha13 (21b)
  • NJ O'Brien6 (11b)
  • PJ Ongondo4-1-7-0
7.6
0
Ongondo to Botha, no run, short and wide, O'Brien finds the field as the tries to cut through the covers

END OF OVER:
7 | 6 Runs | IRE: 19/2 (49 runs required from 13 overs, RR: 2.71, RRR: 3.76)

  • AC Botha12 (16b)
  • NJ O'Brien5 (10b)
  • RG Aga1-0-6-0
6.6
1
Aga to Botha, 1 run, full again and Botha drives firmly to mid-off, he throws at the stumps and a misfield by the felder backing-up allows a run

END OF OVER:
6 | 3 Runs | IRE: 13/2 (55 runs required from 14 overs, RR: 2.16, RRR: 3.92)

  • AC Botha7 (12b)
  • NJ O'Brien4 (8b)
  • PJ Ongondo3-1-4-0
5.6
0
Ongondo to Botha, no run, leg-side delivery and it lits the thigh-pad and lobs to square-leg, they appeal for the catch but there was no bat involved

END OF OVER:
5 | 6 Runs | IRE: 10/2 (58 runs required from 15 overs, RR: 2.00, RRR: 3.86)

  • AC Botha7 (11b)
  • NJ O'Brien1 (3b)
  • TM Odoyo3-0-9-2

Isn't Twenty20 supposed to be a batsman's game?

4.6
0
Odoyo to Botha, no run, secure defence from Botha, defending into the covers on the front foot

END OF OVER:
4 | 1 Run | IRE: 4/2 (64 runs required from 16 overs, RR: 1.00, RRR: 4.00)

  • NJ O'Brien1 (3b)
  • AC Botha1 (5b)
  • PJ Ongondo2-1-1-0
3.6
0
Ongondo to O'Brien, no run, beaten on the back foot, the ball moving extravagantly away from O'Brien off the pitch

END OF OVER:
3 | 1 Run 2 Wkts | IRE: 3/2 (65 runs required from 17 overs, RR: 1.00, RRR: 3.82)

  • NJ O'Brien1 (2b)
  • TM Odoyo2-0-3-2
2.6
W
Odoyo to Wilson, OUT, he's gone as well, short ball and he went for the pull shot, a top-edge took the ball into midwicket where Suji took a very good catch running back
2.1
W
Odoyo to Porterfield, OUT, gone! Very good catch at second slip by Tikilo after Portfield nicked a ball outside the off stump, hope for the Kenyans

END OF OVER:
2 | (maiden) | IRE: 2/0 (66 runs required from 18 overs, RR: 1.00, RRR: 3.66)

  • GC Wilson0 (6b)
  • WTS Porterfield0 (6b)
  • PJ Ongondo1-1-0-0
1.6
0
Ongondo to Wilson, no run, outside off-stump, Wilson lets the ball go through to the keeper to complete a maiden over

END OF OVER:
1 | 2 Runs | IRE: 2/0 (66 runs required from 19 overs, RR: 2.00, RRR: 3.47)

  • WTS Porterfield0 (6b)
  • GC Wilson0 (0b)
  • TM Odoyo1-0-2-0
0.6
0
Odoyo to Porterfield, no run, left alone again on the back foot, cautious start by the Irish skipper

Ireland 2nd innings Partnerships

WktRunsPlayers
1st2GC WilsonWTS Porterfield
2nd1NJ O'BrienGC Wilson
3rd38AC BothaNJ O'Brien
4th1AR WhiteNJ O'Brien
5th2NJ O'BrienAR Cusack
6th5NJ O'BrienKJ O'Brien
7th23DT JohnstonKJ O'Brien
  • Ireland inch past Kenya into final

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