ICC World Cup - 9th match, Group D

Ireland v Pakistan

Ireland won by 3 wickets (with 32 balls remaining) (D/L method)

20.1

KJ O'Brien to Shoaib Malik, no run, testing stuff first up from O'Brien, who tempts the batsman by floating one down on his toes and he nearly plays straight back to the bowler

20.2

KJ O'Brien to Shoaib Malik, FOUR, first misfield of the day - a nice off-drive dinked with great timing past the fielder, who gets half a hand on it but not enough to take the pace off it

20.3

KJ O'Brien to Shoaib Malik, OUT, and he strikes with his third ball! Unbelievable work out there from the Ireland team - and brother O'Brien takes the snick behind the sticks

Shoaib Malik c †NJ O'Brien b KJ O'Brien 9 (32m 25b 2x4 0x6) SR: 36.00

20.4

KJ O'Brien to Azhar Mahmood, no run, driven square to point

20.5

KJ O'Brien to Azhar Mahmood, no run, snapped up tidily in front of point - that's really great work from the consistent Irish fielders

20.6

KJ O'Brien to Azhar Mahmood, no run, the batsman can only defend

Pakistan 72/6   KJ O'Brien 1-0-4-1

22.1

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

22.2

KJ O'Brien to Kamran Akmal, no run, unconvincing crash into the foot this time

22.3

KJ O'Brien to Kamran Akmal, no run, good line and length again

22.4

KJ O'Brien to Kamran Akmal, no run, gets away with a low full toss on leg which can only be guided to mid-on

22.5

KJ O'Brien to Kamran Akmal, no run, defended this time

22.6

KJ O'Brien to Kamran Akmal, 1 run, played off the back foot to the man on the wide third man boundary

Pakistan 74/6   KJ O'Brien 2-0-5-1

24.1

KJ O'Brien to Kamran Akmal, no run, thinks about chasing that one on the off-side but lets it fly through to O'Brien

24.2

KJ O'Brien to Kamran Akmal, no run, stabs at that one and it pings through to the keeper without kissing the edge

24.3

KJ O'Brien to Kamran Akmal, no run, driven into his front foot

24.4

KJ O'Brien to Kamran Akmal, no run, on leg and that's driven to mid-on

24.5

KJ O'Brien to Kamran Akmal, FOUR, a rare attacking shot... and indeed that's a boundary... good shot deliberately send high over the slips and on

24.6

KJ O'Brien to Kamran Akmal, no run, driven in front of midwicket

Pakistan 79/6   KJ O'Brien 3-0-9-1

26.1

KJ O'Brien to Kamran Akmal, no run, aggression from the batsman with a straight, well-struck drive, but O'Brien is equal to the task and stops the run

26.2

KJ O'Brien to Kamran Akmal, FOUR, down on one knee and strikes that hard towards cover and it goes over the top and all the way

26.3

KJ O'Brien to Kamran Akmal, 2 runs, driven out on the off-side for a quick single

26.4

KJ O'Brien to Kamran Akmal, no run, pushed up there and the big bowler does well to bend right down and get his left hand down on the ball

26.5

KJ O'Brien to Kamran Akmal, FOUR, good shot - hit easily round down through fine leg

26.6

KJ O'Brien to Kamran Akmal, 1 run, a thick outside edge flies down into space through third man

Pakistan 92/6   KJ O'Brien 4-0-20-1

35.1

KJ O'Brien to Mohammad Sami, no run, driven to mid-on

35.2

KJ O'Brien to Mohammad Sami, 1 wide, yet another wide - this one drifting down off

35.2

KJ O'Brien to Mohammad Sami, no run, defended forward with a solid, straight bat

35.3

KJ O'Brien to Mohammad Sami, no run, on the money and that's another solid defence

35.4

KJ O'Brien to Mohammad Sami, no run, pushed right up there and that's defended again

35.5

KJ O'Brien to Mohammad Sami, FOUR, shot! Hit straight and sweet right over mid-on and that's a welcome four for Pakistan

35.6

KJ O'Brien to Mohammad Sami, no run, straight and defended off the back foot

Pakistan 120/8   KJ O'Brien 5-0-25-1

37.1

KJ O'Brien to Mohammad Sami, no run, right up there and the keeper shouts "Get that, get that" forcefully to the point fielder, who indeed does get that

37.2

KJ O'Brien to Mohammad Sami, 1 run, defended down on the front foot this time and they squeeze out a run

37.3

KJ O'Brien to Iftikhar Anjum, no run, driven without much power into the off side on the front foot

37.4

KJ O'Brien to Iftikhar Anjum, 2 runs, oh, nearly broke through there with a half-shout for lbw but there was a clear inside edge as that one squirted down to midwicket

37.5

KJ O'Brien to Iftikhar Anjum, no run, defended forward this time

37.6

KJ O'Brien to Iftikhar Anjum, 1 run, well worked to mid-on there and Johnston looks like he's in the wars there as he dives on that one and winces, but he's certainly still fighting hard with his troops

Pakistan 124/8   KJ O'Brien 6-0-29-1
Tournament Results
Australia v Sri Lanka at Bridgetown - Apr 28, 2007
Australia won by 53 runs (D/L method)
Australia v South Africa at Gros Islet - Apr 25, 2007
Australia won by 7 wickets (with 111 balls remaining)
New Zealand v Sri Lanka at Kingston - Apr 24, 2007
Sri Lanka won by 81 runs
West Indies v England at Bridgetown - Apr 21, 2007
England won by 1 wicket (with 1 ball remaining)
Australia v New Zealand at St George's - Apr 20, 2007
Australia won by 215 runs
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Photos

Mar 18, 2007

Pakistan cricket fans burn a bat in protest at their side's dismal World Cup performance, Karachi, March 18, 2007

Pakistan cricket fans burn a bat in protest at their side's dismal World Cup performance

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Mar 18, 2007

Pakistan cricket fans wake up to read the news of Pakistan's elimination, Islamabad, March 18, 2007

Pakistan cricket fans wake up to read the news of Pakistan's elimination

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