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)

Mpofu to Bray, FOUR, that's the Bray that has made his name for Ireland, a touch of width and he frees his arms to power it through point for the first boundary...the Irish fans go wild

Ireland 11/1   JP Bray 7* (14b 1x4)   CB Mpofu 2.3-2-5-1

Rainsford to Morgan, FOUR, again, too much on leg stump and Morgan rolls the wrists and flicks it through square leg

Ireland 23/1   EJG Morgan 7* (9b 1x4)   EC Rainsford 2.3-0-12-0

Mpofu to Morgan, FOUR, cut powerfully through point, nice shot from Morgan who is starting to find his feet

Ireland 29/1   EJG Morgan 11* (13b 2x4)   CB Mpofu 3.2-2-17-1

Mpofu to Morgan, FOUR, dropped lucky this for Morgan as he flashes hard but it almost goes through hands of Chigumbura at slip who acts like it didn't really see it, four to Morgan but that was close

Ireland 33/1   EJG Morgan 15* (14b 3x4)   CB Mpofu 3.3-2-21-1

Rainsford to Morgan, FOUR, hammered! overpitched and too wide, Morgan shows his class and crunches it through the covers with a powerful drive...there was no stopping that one

Ireland 42/1   EJG Morgan 21* (21b 4x4)   EC Rainsford 3.5-0-21-0

Brent to Bray, FOUR, but Brent sends this too wide, too full, and it's fairly hammered through extra cover. Fiercely struck

Ireland 48/3   JP Bray 22* (29b 2x4 1x6)   GB Brent 1.3-0-6-1

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

Ireland 68/4   KJ O'Brien 4* (4b 1x4)   E Chigumbura 4.1-2-12-2

Brent to KJ O'Brien, FOUR, nearly! Walks across his stumps, flicks it to leg - Taylor, the wicketkeeper, dives to his left and nearly gets a finger to it. Inches away

Ireland 74/4   KJ O'Brien 8* (12b 2x4)   GB Brent 4.3-1-18-1

Rainsford to Bray, FOUR, shot. Too short, Bray goes back and absolutely hammers it wide of mid-on

Ireland 81/4   JP Bray 41* (55b 3x4 2x6)   EC Rainsford 4.3-0-25-0

Rainsford to Bray, FOUR, hint of width and smashed by Bray, who continues to hold the innings together, and the ball races through the covers. It is so well timed it beats the man sweeping on the fence and a welcome boundary for Ireland

Ireland 85/4   JP Bray 45* (59b 4x4 2x6)   EC Rainsford 5.1-0-29-0

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

Ireland 94/5   JP Bray 52* (64b 5x4 2x6)   E Chigumbura 5.1-2-17-2

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

Ireland 98/5   JP Bray 56* (67b 6x4 2x6)   E Chigumbura 5.4-2-21-2

Utseya to White, FOUR, reverse-swept, brilliantly - superb shot, and that's four. Powerfully hit indeed

Ireland 118/5   AR White 12* (25b 1x4)   P Utseya 4.3-0-10-0

Brent to White, FOUR, ooh and it's an outside edge through the vacant slips - and down for four

Ireland 137/5   AR White 22* (40b 2x4)   GB Brent 7.4-1-29-1

Utseya to White, FOUR, another superb reverse sweep - he really does play that very well, with great conviction, and that races for four

Ireland 144/5   AR White 27* (44b 3x4)   P Utseya 7.4-0-24-0

Brent to Johnston, FOUR, ah, nice way to get off the mark - in fact he's timed that quite brilliantly, just working it to leg and it races for four

Ireland 149/6   DT Johnston 4* (3b 1x4)   GB Brent 9-1-33-2

Brent to Bray, FOUR, shot, Bray. It was too full, right in the slot and Bray just flicked it over midwicket for four

Ireland 160/6   JP Bray 82* (111b 7x4 2x6)   GB Brent 9.3-1-38-2

Mpofu to Johnston, FOUR, drifts down leg side, Johnston gets a tickle on it and it races to fine leg...valuable runs

Ireland 177/6   DT Johnston 19* (22b 2x4)   CB Mpofu 6.2-3-30-1

Mpofu to Bray, FOUR, full outside off stump and a wonderful cover drive from Bray who moves into the 90s with one of his best boundaries

Ireland 182/6   JP Bray 91* (120b 8x4 2x6)   CB Mpofu 6.5-3-35-1

Mpofu to Bray, FOUR, brilliant strike, on leg stump and Bray quickly picks it up over midwicket and there's no one out there...he gets closer

Ireland 188/8   JP Bray 96* (123b 9x4 2x6)   CB Mpofu 7.3-3-41-1

Mpofu to Bray, FOUR, and there it is! a memorable century for Jeremy Bray as he flays this ball wide of third man for his 10th boundary and what a moment for Irish cricket

Ireland 198/8   JP Bray 103* (129b 10x4 2x6)   CB Mpofu 8.2-3-46-1

Rainsford to Langford-Smith, FOUR, oh boy, that's a shambles! Langford-Smith goes for huge heave over the leg side and it takes the top edge high out to deep square-leg. Chigumbura tries to get under it, but slips twice and ball loops over his head for a boundary...that will be replayed throughout the World Cup. In his defence the outfield is a little damp after the rain

Ireland 212/8   D Langford-Smith 9* (13b 1x4)   EC Rainsford 7-0-44-1





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