Statistics

Best performances - Batsmen

KJ O'Brien
35(29) 5x4 - 0x6
Control %53%
  • Productive Shot
  • off side drive on front foot
  • 8 runs
  • 1x4 - 0x6
0 0 0 7 6 2 0 4
SR Watson
51(30) 5x4 - 3x6
Control %75%
  • Productive Shot
  • pull/hook on back foot
  • 16 runs
  • 1x4 - 2x6
2 4 5 1 0 1 5 12

Best performances - Bowlers

KJ O'Brien
O3.0
M0
R18
W1
Eco6.00
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF
SR Watson
O4.0
M0
R26
W3
Eco6.50
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF

Commentary

Here's the post-match: Porterfield "We didn't have a great start, we tried to get a platform but it didn't happen. We've warmed-up well and weren't surprised by conditions. I can't fault the lads for trying."

Bailey: "I thought he started really well and finished if off with the bat. The short ball will be a good weapon for us. We were happy to see that pitch but it will probably get slower and lower."

Watson is Man of the Match. Tough call! "We knew how important the game was to make a statement. I'd been thinking about how to bowl the first over for about a day and it worked out nicely. It's been nice to hit the ball well over the last few weeks."

So, that's just about it for this match. I'll hand over to my colleagues for the India-Afghanistan match which starts shortly. Enjoy the action.

That's a cakewalk for Australia. Puts the rankings into a touch more perspective. Ireland were well below their best and they'll know that. Australia, though, looked very solid with bat, ball and in the field. Questions remain about the middle order, but they couldn't have done much more today. I'll stay around to bring you news from presentation. Suspect Shane Watson will be Man of the Match!

Here's Harsha summing things up: "A comfortable win but this middle order is a trouble.. Dan Christian is surplus and wasted at no8 bowling not needed and won't bat, pick D Hussey and Bailey play as a specialist captain and bat at 8, seems to be only way to fix this"

SU defends the middle order: "At least have a look at the strike rates of Bailey and White. Doesn't look too bad to me. And Bailey is a kind of backbone every batting team requires in T20."

15.1
4
Dockrell to White, FOUR runs, that's the game, lofted comfortably over the leg side out to the deep midwicket boundary

Gotcha isn't too happy: "Here lies Australia's T20 troubles. After a great start by Warner, Watson, Hussey in come Bailey and White to crawl at less than 4 an over. No pressure, no nothing and still they can't get going. That's why if a team knocks off the top quickly the Aussies have no where else to go. Why White gets a game ahead of the other Hussey is beyond us all!"

END OF OVER:
15 | 11 Runs | AUS: 121/3

  • GJ Bailey6 (8b)
  • CL White18 (18b)
  • KJ O'Brien3-0-18-1
  • WB Rankin4-0-28-0
14.6
0
O'Brien to Bailey, no run, swing and a miss. Scoots past off stump, a coat of varnish job. He lifted his head on the shot.
14.5
1
O'Brien to White, 1 run, driven off the back foot through the covers
14.4
2
O'Brien to White, 2 runs, slower ball full on middle, punched nearly down the ground for brace
14.3
4
O'Brien to White, FOUR runs, this is hurry to a finish now, dropped in short at gentle pace and he swivels onto a pull sending it fine of long leg
14.2
0
O'Brien to White, no run, pushes this fuller and it's driven to mid-off

Statistics

Best performances - Batsmen

KJ O'Brien
35(29) 5x4 - 0x6
Control %53%
  • Productive Shot
  • off side drive on front foot
  • 8 runs
  • 1x4 - 0x6
0 0 0 7 6 2 0 4
SR Watson
51(30) 5x4 - 3x6
Control %75%
  • Productive Shot
  • pull/hook on back foot
  • 16 runs
  • 1x4 - 2x6
2 4 5 1 0 1 5 12

Best performances - Bowlers

KJ O'Brien
O3.0
M0
R18
W1
Eco6.00
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF
SR Watson
O4.0
M0
R26
W3
Eco6.50
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF

World T20

Super 10 Group 1
TEAMMPMWMLMDPTNRR
WI43106.0000.365
ENG43106.0000.168
SA42204.0000.667
SL41302.000-0.431
AFG41302.000-0.748
Super 10 Group 2
TEAMMPMWMLMDPTNRR
NZ44008.0001.899
INDIA43106.000-0.305
AUS42204.0000.248
PAK41302.000-0.129
BDESH40400.000-1.826
First Round Group A
TEAMMPMWMLMDPTNRR
BDESH32005.0001.937
NL31103.0000.154
OMAN31103.000-1.461
IRE30201.000-0.773
First Round Group B
TEAMMPMWMLMDPTNRR
AFG33006.0001.540
ZIM32104.000-0.567
SCOT31202.000-0.132
HKG30300.000-1.017