Player of the Match
Player of the Match
  • BATSMEN
    R
    M
    B
    4s
    6s
    SR
    0.5 short and wide from Connell, Ouma top-edges the cut shot and Cusack tkes a fine catch diving forward at third man 6/1
    4 big problems for Kenya and Otieno is gone top-edging a pull shot to Connell at short fine-leg 15/3
    2 another early breakthrough! On a good length and cutting back into the batsman, he was hit on the back foot and it was an easy decision for Umpire Hair 12/2
    9.1 he gets a wicket with his first ball, very like the lbw of Odiambo as the ball cut back off the pitch to trap Tikilo on the back foot 38/5
    6.5 tries to hit a length delivery over mid-off but the ball goes staight up, it looked like it would loop over McCallan on the edge of the circle but he took a fantastic catch diving to his left 27/4
    10
    30
    16
    1
    0
    62.50
    13.4 a loose shot from Odoyo, he went for a big drive outside his off-stump, the ball cut back in through the gate to take the off-stump bails 57/8
    5
    5
    6
    1
    0
    83.33
    10.2 bowled! Full ball which Aga tried to drive through the off-side, the ball may have cut back off the pitch to send the off-stump flying 48/6
    10.4 and another one! Hiting the leg-stump this time as Kamande got too far accross, super bowling from Cusack 48/7
    17.2 and that's the end of the innings, played into midwicket on the front foot and they took a risky single, Porterfield swooped in quickly pick up and throw in one motion, good work to leave Suji just short at the striker's end 67/10
    13.5 gone again! It was a similar ball and it again it cut back in to beat the loose drive of Ongondo, this time hitting middle stump 57/9
    not out
    6
    14
    13
    0
    0
    46.15
    Extras
    12 (b 2, lb 4, w 6)
    TOTAL
    67 all out (17.2 Overs, RR: 3.86)
    Fall of wickets: 1-6 (MA Ouma, 0.5 ov), 2-12 (NN Odhiambo, 1.6 ov), 3-15 (KO Otieno, 3.6 ov), 4-27 (AA Obanda, 6.5 ov), 5-38 (SO Tikolo, 9.1 ov), 6-48 (RG Aga, 10.2 ov), 7-48 (JK Kamande, 10.4 ov), 8-57 (TM Odoyo, 13.4 ov), 9-57 (PJ Ongondo, 13.5 ov), 10-67 (AO Suji, 17.2 ov)
    BowlingOMRWEconWDNB
    PC Connell401624.0000
    KJ O'Brien401523.7500
    AR Cusack31321.0000
    AC Botha402035.0010
    DT Johnston20703.5010
    WK McCallan0.20000.0000
  • BATSMEN
    R
    M
    B
    4s
    6s
    SR
    2.1 gone! Very good catch at second slip by Tikilo after Portfield nicked a ball outside the off stump, hope for the Kenyans 2/1
    3 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 3/2
    15.4 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 49/6
    22
    37
    34
    2
    0
    64.70
    11.4 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 41/3
    12.2 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 42/4
    12.4 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 44/5
    not out
    17
    27
    16
    1
    1
    106.25
    not out
    8
    15
    14
    0
    0
    57.14
    Extras
    11 (b 1, lb 2, w 8)
    TOTAL
    72/6 (19.1 Overs, RR: 3.75)
    Fall of wickets: 1-2 (WTS Porterfield, 2.1 ov), 2-3 (GC Wilson, 2.6 ov), 3-41 (AC Botha, 11.4 ov), 4-42 (AR White, 12.2 ov), 5-44 (AR Cusack, 12.4 ov), 6-49 (NJ O'Brien, 15.4 ov)
    BowlingOMRWEconWDNB
    TM Odoyo401323.2520
    PJ Ongondo41701.7510
    RG Aga411223.0000
    AO Suji3.112608.2110
    JK Kamande411122.7500

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

    This was another match of inexplicably abject batting with a close finish, as Ireland struggled to exceed Kenya's 67 all out before winning with just five balls and four wickets in hand