ICC World Cup, 5th Match, Group D: Ireland v Zimbabwe at Kingston, Mar 15, 2007
ICC World Cup - 5th match, Group D
Match tied
Played at Sabina Park, Kingston, Jamaica (neutral venue)
15 March 2007 (50-over match)
  Ireland innings (50 overs maximum) R M B 4s 6s SR
View dismissal WTS Porterfield c Sibanda b Mpofu 0 4 6 0 0 0.00
0.6 gone! short of a length, bounces outside off stump and Porterfield pushes at it and gets the edge...it flies to Taylor who should have pouched it easily but muffs the chance, but to the relief of Zimbabwe Vusi Sibanda dives behind the keeper from second slip and takes the rebound

It was an impressive opening over from Mpofu and he was rewarded with that final delivery 0/1
JP Bray not out 115 221 137 10 2 83.94
View dismissal EJG Morgan c Chigumbura b Brent 21 37 27 4 0 77.77
9.5 breakthrough! what a tame end to a promising innings, outside off stump and Morgan just limply pushes at it and sends a simple catch to Chigumbura at first slip who makes no mistake with this one...he'll be breathing a sigh of relief 43/2
View dismissal NJ O'Brien c †Taylor b Chigumbura 1 3 5 0 0 20.00
10.4 and another goes! how the game changes. Suddenly Zimbabwe are back on top as another left-hander goes in familiar fashion, pushing away from the body with a lack of footwork and a simple catch for Taylor behind the stumps 44/3
View dismissal AC Botha b Chigumbura 1 15 7 0 0 14.28
14.3 gone! Completely outfoxed there, Botha shouldering arms and the ball cut back in, clipping the top of his off stump. Dreadful misjudgement there 64/4
View dismissal KJ O'Brien c †Taylor b Rainsford 10 33 28 2 0 35.71
21.6 another one goes! the problems mount for Ireland just as a recovery was being shaped by these two. O'Brien enticed into having a drive at a full one, but it swings away and takes the outside edge...another comfortable take for Taylor and Ireland are five down 89/5
View dismissal AR White lbw b Brent 28 49 48 3 0 58.33
37.3 gone! The slower ball, looping up high and White completely misread it, trying to pull it over midwicket. That was taking out middle stump and at last Gould raises his finger 145/6
View dismissal DT Johnston* run out (Williams/Mpofu) 20 49 24 2 0 83.33
43.6 Mpofu to Bray, a complete mix-up! the useful stand is broken as Bray slaps a full toss into the covers, Johnston races up the pitch but Bray starts then stops. Johnston turned but couldn't get back as the throw came into Mpofu and he lobbed it into the stumps 182/7
View dismissal WK McCallan st †Taylor b Williams 0 2 3 0 0 0.00
44.3 and another goes! Bray could run out of partners here as McCallan goes for the sweep but misses, Taylor whips off the bails and the foot is on the line...he has to go 182/8
View dismissal D Langford-Smith c †Taylor b Mpofu 15 21 17 1 0 88.23
49.6 final ball wicket, as a huge swipe goes high in the air and Taylor steadies himself under the catch 221/9
Extras (b 1, lb 1, w 5, nb 3) 10
  Total (9 wickets; 50 overs; 221 mins) 221 (4.42 runs per over)
  Bowling O M R W Econ 0s 4s 6s  
View wickets CB Mpofu 10 3 58 2 5.80 35 7 1 (2w)
0.6 to Porterfield, gone! short of a length, bounces outside off stump and Porterfield pushes at it and gets the edge...it flies to Taylor who should have pouched it easily but muffs the chance, but to the relief of Zimbabwe Vusi Sibanda dives behind the keeper from second slip and takes the rebound

It was an impressive opening over from Mpofu and he was rewarded with that final delivery 0/1
49.6 to Langford-Smith, final ball wicket, as a huge swipe goes high in the air and Taylor steadies himself under the catch 221/9
View wicket EC Rainsford 7 0 44 1 6.28 23 5 0 (1nb, 1w)
21.6 to KJ O'Brien, another one goes! the problems mount for Ireland just as a recovery was being shaped by these two. O'Brien enticed into having a drive at a full one, but it swings away and takes the outside edge...another comfortable take for Taylor and Ireland are five down 89/5
View wickets E Chigumbura 6 2 21 2 3.50 30 3 1 (2nb)
10.4 to NJ O'Brien, and another goes! how the game changes. Suddenly Zimbabwe are back on top as another left-hander goes in familiar fashion, pushing away from the body with a lack of footwork and a simple catch for Taylor behind the stumps 44/3
14.3 to Botha, gone! Completely outfoxed there, Botha shouldering arms and the ball cut back in, clipping the top of his off stump. Dreadful misjudgement there 64/4
View wickets GB Brent 10 1 40 2 4.00 41 5 0 (2w)
9.5 to Morgan, breakthrough! what a tame end to a promising innings, outside off stump and Morgan just limply pushes at it and sends a simple catch to Chigumbura at first slip who makes no mistake with this one...he'll be breathing a sigh of relief 43/2
37.3 to White, gone! The slower ball, looping up high and White completely misread it, trying to pull it over midwicket. That was taking out middle stump and at last Gould raises his finger 145/6
  P Utseya 10 0 29 0 2.90 38 2 0
View wicket SC Williams 6 1 21 1 3.50 18 0 0
44.3 to McCallan, and another goes! Bray could run out of partners here as McCallan goes for the sweep but misses, Taylor whips off the bails and the foot is on the line...he has to go 182/8
  S Matsikenyeri 1 0 6 0 6.00 1 0 0
  Zimbabwe innings (target: 222 runs from 50 overs) R M B 4s 6s SR
View dismissal T Duffin c †NJ O'Brien b Rankin 12 23 22 2 0 54.54
5.6 GONE! Goddim! Third time lucky for Rankin, as Duffin edges another excellent delivery straight to O'Brien who, this time, doesn't have to move a muscle 26/1
View dismissal V Sibanda hit wicket b White 67 121 84 9 0 79.76
28.1 gone! Played off the back foot and neatly timed, but he's too far back in his crease and treads on his stumps! 128/4
View dismissal CJ Chibhabha c Langford-Smith b Johnston 12 66 36 1 0 33.33
20.5 goddim! It was short and wide, deserved to be hit - but he could only loft it to mid off who took a simple catch 92/2
View dismissal SC Williams c Rankin b McCallan 14 10 13 2 0 107.69
23.2 gone! And there ends a fairly incomprehensible innings from Williams who skipped down the pitch, trying to loft it over mid-on but found Rankin who, at 6 foot 7, was never going to drop that 107/3
S Matsikenyeri not out 73 122 76 9 1 96.05
View dismissal E Chigumbura c Bray b McCallan 4 5 9 0 0 44.44
29.6 great catch! A shimmy down the pitch, timing it to Bray's left who runs in from mid-on, and takes a fine, diving catch 133/5
View dismissal BRM Taylor run out (McCallan) 24 57 40 3 0 60.00
43.4 McCallan to Matsikenyeri, smacked to the bowler's right who gets a finger on it, flicking it back onto the non-striker's stumps and they call for the replay as Taylor hasn't quite got his bat back. And that's out 203/6
View dismissal GB Brent lbw b Botha 3 15 12 0 0 25.00
47.3 gone! Excellent slower ball, bang on middle stump, completely foxing the batsman 212/7
View dismissal P Utseya* c Morgan b KJ O'Brien 1 3 3 0 0 33.33
48.1 GONE! A full toss, slapped straight to cover! A dreadful shot; Ireland are absolutely ecstatic, never mind the fans in the stands 213/8
View dismissal CB Mpofu run out (Johnston/†NJ O'Brien) 0 3 5 0 0 0.00
48.6 from KJ O'Brien, GONE! Smacked to mid-on, they run a single - but Matsikenyeri stays at the non-striker's end and mid-on's throw hits the stumps 213/9
View dismissal EC Rainsford run out (†NJ O'Brien/White) 1 10 1 0 0 100.00
49.6 White to Matsikenyeri, drives, misses and it's a tie! What a match; what an incredible last 10 overs. Only the third tie in World Cup history - all three have involved an African nation - and Ireland jump in delight 221/10
Extras (lb 1, w 7, nb 2) 10
  Total (all out; 50 overs) 221 (4.42 runs per over)
  Bowling O M R W Econ 0s 4s 6s  
  D Langford-Smith 9 0 34 0 3.77 38 4 0 (5w)
View wicket WB Rankin 7 1 43 1 6.14 27 7 0 (2w)
5.6 to Duffin, GONE! Goddim! Third time lucky for Rankin, as Duffin edges another excellent delivery straight to O'Brien who, this time, doesn't have to move a muscle 26/1
View wicket AC Botha 10 2 32 1 3.20 43 3 0 (2nb)
47.3 to Brent, gone! Excellent slower ball, bang on middle stump, completely foxing the batsman 212/7
View wicket DT Johnston 10 2 32 1 3.20 43 4 0
20.5 to Chibhabha, goddim! It was short and wide, deserved to be hit - but he could only loft it to mid off who took a simple catch 92/2
View wickets WK McCallan 9 1 56 2 6.22 27 7 1
23.2 to Williams, gone! And there ends a fairly incomprehensible innings from Williams who skipped down the pitch, trying to loft it over mid-on but found Rankin who, at 6 foot 7, was never going to drop that 107/3
29.6 to Chigumbura, great catch! A shimmy down the pitch, timing it to Bray's left who runs in from mid-on, and takes a fine, diving catch 133/5
View wicket AR White 3 1 15 1 5.00 10 1 0
28.1 to Sibanda, gone! Played off the back foot and neatly timed, but he's too far back in his crease and treads on his stumps! 128/4
View wicket KJ O'Brien 2 1 8 1 4.00 7 0 0
48.1 to Utseya, GONE! A full toss, slapped straight to cover! A dreadful shot; Ireland are absolutely ecstatic, never mind the fans in the stands 213/8

Match details


Toss - Zimbabwe, who chose to field
Points - Ireland 1, Zimbabwe 1
Player of the match - JP Bray (Ireland)
Umpires - IJ Gould (England) and BG Jerling (South Africa)
TV umpire - BF Bowden (New Zealand)
Match referee - RS Mahanama (Sri Lanka)
Reserve umpire - SJA Taufel (Australia)

Match Notes


    • Ireland innings
    • Power Play 2: Overs 10.1 - 15.0
    • Ireland: 50 runs in 11.6 overs (76 balls), Extras 4
    • Ireland Innings: 1x5 ball over (13th over, E Chigumbura, called by Umpire BG Jerling)
    • Power Play 3: Overs 15.1 - 20.0
    • Drinks: Ireland - 70/4 in 17.0 overs (JP Bray 35, KJ O'Brien 4)
    • JP Bray: 50 off 64 balls (5 x 4, 2 x 6)
    • Ireland: 100 runs in 25.2 overs (159 balls), Extras 9
    • Drinks: Ireland - 113/5 in 30.0 overs (JP Bray 63, AR White 8)
    • Drinks: Ireland - 131/5 in 35.0 overs (JP Bray 71, AR White 17)
    • 6th Wicket: 50 runs in 86 balls (JP Bray 26, AR White 23, Ex 1)
    • Ireland: 150 runs in 38.1 overs (236 balls), Extras 10
    • Rain: Ireland - 170/6 in 42.2 overs (JP Bray 87, DT Johnston 12)
    • JP Bray: 100 off 129 balls (10 x 4, 2 x 6)
    • Ireland: 200 runs in 47.5 overs (294 balls), Extras 10
    • Zimbabwe innings
    • Zimbabwe: 50 runs in 9.3 overs (62 balls), Extras 5
    • Power Play 2: Overs 10.1 - 15.0
    • Power Play 3: Overs 15.1 - 20.0
    • Drinks: Zimbabwe - 69/1 in 16.0 overs (V Sibanda 48, CJ Chibhabha 2)
    • V Sibanda: 50 off 62 balls (8 x 4)
    • 2nd Wicket: 50 runs in 78 balls (V Sibanda 42, CJ Chibhabha 6, Ex 4)
    • Zimbabwe: 100 runs in 21.6 overs (140 balls), Extras 8
    • Drinks: Zimbabwe - 147/5 in 33.0 overs (S Matsikenyeri 25, BRM Taylor 5)
    • Zimbabwe: 150 runs in 33.3 overs (209 balls), Extras 8
    • 6th Wicket: 50 runs in 68 balls (S Matsikenyeri 28, BRM Taylor 21, Ex 1)
    • S Matsikenyeri: 50 off 50 balls (7 x 4, 1 x 6)
    • Zimbabwe Innings: 1x5 ball over (42nd over, WK McCallan, called by Umpire IJ Gould)
    • Zimbabwe: 200 runs in 43.3 overs (269 balls), Extras 10
    • Official Attendance - 2,011
 
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