ICC World Cup - 5th match, Group D

Ireland v Zimbabwe

Match tied

21.1

McCallan to Sibanda, no run, good start, just outside off and he comes forward to defend

21.2

McCallan to Sibanda, 1 run, a touch straighter which he turns to leg

21.3

McCallan to Williams, no run, too short allowing Williams to cut

21.4

McCallan to Williams, FOUR, close! Very, very close. Williams was cramped for room and he cut it inches from his off stump, nutmegging the wicketkeeper for four

21.5

McCallan to Williams, 2 runs, and he's gone for an almighty heave - this is up in the air, round comes the fielder but it drops short

21.6

McCallan to Williams, 1 run, played off the back foot. Again Williams gives himself masses of room

Zimbabwe 100/2   WK McCallan 1-0-8-0

23.1

McCallan to Williams, no run, defended on the front foot

23.2

McCallan to Williams, OUT, 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

SC Williams c Rankin b McCallan 14 (10m 13b 2x4 0x6) SR: 107.69

23.3

McCallan to Sibanda, no run, worked straight to a short midwicket

23.4

McCallan to Sibanda, no run, straight, turned just behind square and they scamper a single - no they don't! Here comes the throw from Kevin O'Brien to McCallan but he can't collect it. My word - that was dreadful running

23.5

McCallan to Sibanda, no run, solidly defended

23.6

McCallan to Sibanda, no run, pushed to midwicket

Zimbabwe 107/3   WK McCallan 2-1-8-1

25.1

McCallan to Sibanda, 1 run, two steps down the pitch and he hammers it, along the ground, to mid-off

25.2

McCallan to Matsikenyeri, FOUR, oh, shot. On-driven, slightly uppishly but perfectly safe - and with tremendous power

25.3

McCallan to Matsikenyeri, 1 run, cleverly late-cut there - deftly played

25.4

McCallan to Sibanda, 1 run, pushed to cover and they scamper a single

25.5

McCallan to Matsikenyeri, no run, beaten outside off

25.6

McCallan to Matsikenyeri, no run, tossed higher; delivered slower, but the batsman copes and nudges it fine

Zimbabwe 114/3   WK McCallan 3-1-15-1

27.1

McCallan to Sibanda, 1 run, shimmies down the pitch and clunks it to long off for a single

27.2

McCallan to Matsikenyeri, no run, good length, dragging the batsman forward who defends

27.3

McCallan to Matsikenyeri, no run, a touch shorter this time; back goes the batsman to block it out

27.4

McCallan to Matsikenyeri, SIX, huge! A real heave-ho there, stepping back and smiting it over long-on for six

27.5

McCallan to Matsikenyeri, no run, full, almost under his nose, and it's well driven but White does well to prevent a run at backward point

27.6

McCallan to Matsikenyeri, no run, late-cut but again to backward point

Zimbabwe 128/3   WK McCallan 4-1-22-1

29.1

McCallan to Matsikenyeri, no run, superbly fielded by Morgan as the batsman smacked it powerfully and he dived from cover to prevent a run

29.2

McCallan to Matsikenyeri, 1 run, hit to the bowler's right

29.3

McCallan to Chigumbura, 2 runs, elegantly flicked off his pads to deep square leg and they pick up two

29.4

McCallan to Chigumbura, 2 runs, worked off his pads behind square and they scamper, very well, for two. Super scampering there

29.5

McCallan to Chigumbura, no run, good line, on off stump, and defended

29.6

McCallan to Chigumbura, OUT, 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

E Chigumbura c Bray b McCallan 4 (5m 9b 0x4 0x6) SR: 44.44

Zimbabwe 133/5   WK McCallan 5-1-27-2

31.1

McCallan to Matsikenyeri, no run, flighted up and driven back down the pitch, well fielded by McCallan in his follow through

31.2

McCallan to Matsikenyeri, 1 run, pushed down to long on

31.3

McCallan to Taylor, no run, on the front foot, bat and pad together

31.4

McCallan to Taylor, no run, that's nerves...worked into the leg side and Taylor sets off but Matsikenyeri is having non of it and sends him right back

31.5

McCallan to Taylor, no run, inside edge into the pad, half an appeal

31.6

McCallan to Taylor, FOUR, there's the big shot...comes down the track and just about gets to the pitch, swings through the line and sends it high over mid off to relieve some of the pressure

Zimbabwe 139/5   WK McCallan 6-1-32-2

33.1

McCallan to Taylor, 1 run, tucked into the leg side

33.2

McCallan to Matsikenyeri, no run, comes forward but can't find the gap on the leg side

33.3

McCallan to Matsikenyeri, FOUR, however, this time he finds the off side gap and with no one on the off side boundary that's a valuable boundary...too short from McCallan and well put away

33.4

McCallan to Matsikenyeri, 1 run, played back to the bowler, who fumbles in his follow through

33.5

McCallan to Taylor, 1 run, played with a very straight back down to long on

33.6

McCallan to Matsikenyeri, 1 run, worked past square leg but it's just a single...and Matsikenyeri slips at the non-striker's end anyway

Zimbabwe 155/5   WK McCallan 7-1-40-2

41.1

McCallan to Taylor, 1 run, on middle-and-off, pushed to mid-on

41.2

McCallan to Matsikenyeri, 2 runs, lands this on leg stump, swept down to fine leg who sends in a good throw - the batsman's diving to make his ground, and they're calling for the replay

41.3

McCallan to Matsikenyeri, FOUR, down the pitch and it's lofted, here we go - this'll be taken at long-on by Bray. Dropped! Oh dear - and it goes for four. And double oh-dear, there's his fifty

41.4

McCallan to Matsikenyeri, no run, pushed into the covers

41.5

McCallan to Matsikenyeri, no run, miles too short allowing him to go back and nudge it for a single to leg

Zimbabwe 189/5   WK McCallan 7.5-1-47-2

43.1

McCallan to Taylor, 1 run, on off stump and he just milks it down the ground for the easiest of singles

43.2

McCallan to Matsikenyeri, no run, better, tighter line this time and it's defended

43.3

McCallan to Matsikenyeri, FOUR, superb shot, just skipping down the pitch and fairly smacking it to the bowler's right. There's no one back there and it races for four

43.4

McCallan to Matsikenyeri, OUT, 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

BRM Taylor run out 24 (57m 40b 3x4 0x6) SR: 60.00

43.5

McCallan to Matsikenyeri, no run, firmly defended on the front foot

43.6

McCallan to Matsikenyeri, FOUR, down the leg side - a hopeless delivery, frankly, and he gets a thin nick on it, sending it down to fine leg for four more

Zimbabwe 207/6   WK McCallan 9-1-56-2
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Mar 15, 2007

Andrew White and Ireland celebrate tying their thrilling match against Zimbabwe, Ireland v Zimbabwe, World Cup, Group D, Jamaica, March 15, 2007

Andrew White and Ireland celebrate tying their thrilling match against Zimbabwe

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Mar 15, 2007

The Ireland players run a lap of honour after their thrilling tie, Ireland v Zimbabwe, World Cup, Group D, Jamaica, March 15, 2007

The Ireland players run a lap of honour after their thrilling tie

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