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)
8.1

Chigumbura to Bray, no run, hits the off stump line first up, played into the covers

8.2

Chigumbura to Bray, no run, on the pads this time, but Bray misses out and it takes the pad out to square leg

8.3

Chigumbura to Bray, no run, played from the crease out to cover

8.4

Chigumbura to Bray, no run, well bowled! pitched on off stump and seamed away, Bray pushes forward and the ball scoots past the edge...almost the breakthrough for Zimbabwe

8.5

Chigumbura to Bray, no run, works this down to mid on, still a hint of movement for the seamers

8.6

Chigumbura to Bray, no run, back of a length and Bray tries to glide it to third man, he would have succeeded except for a brilliant save in the gully...well fielded

Ireland 42/1   E Chigumbura 1-1-0-0
10.1

Chigumbura to NJ O'Brien, no run, played into the covers

10.2

Chigumbura to NJ O'Brien, no run, great line from Chigumbura, O'Brien just about pulls his bat inside the line

10.3

Chigumbura to NJ O'Brien, no run, onto the front foot and driven to cover with a crisp punch

10.4

Chigumbura to NJ O'Brien, OUT, 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

NJ O'Brien c †Taylor b Chigumbura 1 (3m 5b 0x4 0x6) SR: 20.00

10.5

Chigumbura to Botha, no run, in middle and defended back to the bowler

10.6

Chigumbura to Botha, no run, that swings back very late at Botha, but sails past off stump

Ireland 44/3   E Chigumbura 2-2-0-1
12.1

Chigumbura to Bray, no run, cuts this back into the left hander who is tentatively forward, defending it off the inside edge

12.2

Chigumbura to Bray, 1 no ball, fuller and driven

12.2

Chigumbura to Bray, no run, a touch shorter this time, and driven, but straight to mid-off

12.3

Chigumbura to Bray, no run, a shimmy down the pitch from Bray who is then cramped for room. Not the wisest of shots, really, and he scampers back into his crease after pushing it to leg

12.4

Chigumbura to Bray, SIX, shot: that's what Bray does best. Short and wide, Bray flays it - rather, uppercuts it - over the slips, to fine-leg's right who doesn't move and it sails for six

12.5

Chigumbura to Bray, no run, another huge shout as he is wrapped on the pads, but again it's turned down

Ireland 60/3   E Chigumbura 2.5-2-7-1
14.1

Chigumbura to Bray, no run, and this one cuts back into him; a strangled appeal from the bowler

14.2

Chigumbura to Bray, 1 run, deliciously struck through cover, powerfully, but straight to the sweeper on the boundary

14.3

Chigumbura to Botha, OUT, gone! Completely outfoxed there, Botha shouldering arms and the ball cut back in, clipping the top of his off stump. Dreadful misjudgement there

AC Botha b Chigumbura 1 (15m 7b 0x4 0x6) SR: 14.28

14.4

Chigumbura to KJ O'Brien, no run, and he's firmly behind this one, defending it on the front foot

14.5

Chigumbura to KJ O'Brien, no run, oh dear, that's a messy, wasteful shot from O'Brien. Wider, fuller, and O'Brien tries to flay it through cover, misses, and the bowler goes up for a huge appeal

14.6

Chigumbura to KJ O'Brien, no run, that's much better, defending it on the back foot solidly

Ireland 64/4   E Chigumbura 4-2-8-2
16.1

Chigumbura to KJ O'Brien, FOUR, classical! Shot of the day, driven on the up through extra cover. That was emphatic and he doesn't even bother running

16.2

Chigumbura to KJ O'Brien, no run, left alone outside off

16.3

Chigumbura to KJ O'Brien, 1 no ball, left alone - good line, but he's overstepped the mark

16.3

Chigumbura to KJ O'Brien, no run, another classy drive from O'Brien but not quite as well timed as the four he hit earlier in the over, and nor as well placed. Straight to cover

16.4

Chigumbura to KJ O'Brien, no run, calmly left alone, O'Brien watching the ball zing past into the wicketkeeper's gloves

16.5

Chigumbura to KJ O'Brien, 1 leg bye, but he just drifts this one down the legside allowing them through for a single

16.6

Chigumbura to Bray, no run, swing and a miss outside off. Missed it by a country mile

Ireland 70/4   E Chigumbura 5-2-13-2
23.1

Chigumbura to Bray, FOUR, flashed away down to third man, should have just been a single but Mpofu makes a hash of things down at third man and it goes for a boundary...brings up Ireland's first fifty in World Cup cricket, well played

23.2

Chigumbura to Bray, no run, back to concentration for Bray, comes forward and defends

23.3

Chigumbura to Bray, no run, forward again, solid from Bray

23.4

Chigumbura to Bray, FOUR, fine drive from Bray, real power in that shot but placement too as he beats the man on the point fence

23.5

Chigumbura to Bray, no run, it nearly works too, as Bray doesn't quite adjust to the new line and has a flash but misses

23.6

Chigumbura to Bray, no run, powerfully driven on the up but straight at cover

Ireland 98/5   E Chigumbura 6-2-21-2
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