ICC World Cup, 2006/07 / Wicket commentary

ICC World Cup - 9th match, Group D

Ireland v Pakistan

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

3.1

Mohammad Sami to Bray, OUT, inswinger which is through Bray before he can get a bat to it, pitched in line and ... was going over the top of the stumps says the much-loved Hawkeye. In fairness, Porterfield should have gone in Sami's previous over, so two blunders by Brian Jerling have evened themselves out

JP Bray lbw b Mohammad Sami 3 (14m 13b 0x4 0x6) SR: 23.07

Ireland 7/1   WTS Porterfield 3* (6b)   Mohammad Sami 1.1-0-2-1

5.3

Mohammad Sami to Morgan, OUT, that's out, and it was a goner before the finger went up. Lovely bowling, on middle, swung so it would have gone on to hit the middle peg two-thirds up. It was through Morgan - he had seemed to be struggling with the pace throughout his brief stay - and wrapped him on the front foot but he wasn't that far forward

EJG Morgan lbw b Mohammad Sami 2 (11m 5b 0x4 0x6) SR: 40.00

Ireland 15/2   WTS Porterfield 9* (15b 1x4)   Mohammad Sami 2.3-0-9-2

20.6

Mohammad Hafeez to Porterfield, OUT, a key wicket. Hafeez pushed that one through, Porterfield went back and got a thick inside edge into his leg stump. Pakistan spot a glimmer of hope but there's a long way to go ...

WTS Porterfield b Mohammad Hafeez 13 (100m 50b 1x4 0x6) SR: 26.00

Ireland 62/3   NJ O'Brien 39* (58b 4x4)   Mohammad Hafeez 2-0-11-1

23.6

Mohammad Sami to Botha, OUT, great reflect catch by Hafeez at short leg but a simply appalling decision, about as bad as you will see in this tournament and at such a crucial stage. The ball was heading down leg, Botha jammed his bat into the left side of his front leg and the ball hit the right and flew to short leg. Much appealing and shouting and after a long delay, the finger went up

AC Botha c Mohammad Hafeez b Mohammad Sami 0 (14m 6b 0x4 0x6) SR: 0.00

Ireland 70/4   NJ O'Brien 46* (70b 4x4)   Mohammad Sami 7-0-23-3

33.6

Shoaib Malik to NJ O'Brien, OUT, O'Brien uses his feet once too often, and to be overly critical he was nowhere near that, much more of a yahoo than anything that had gone before, and he was up the creek without a paddle as Akmal completed a simple stumping

NJ O'Brien st †Kamran Akmal b Shoaib Malik 72 (139m 107b 6x4 1x6) SR: 67.28

Ireland 108/5   KJ O'Brien 7* (24b 1x4)   Shoaib Malik 1-0-9-1

34.5

Iftikhar Anjum to White, OUT, short, White seemed slow to pick it up and he could do no more than spoon the catch to Hafeez at short leg

AR White c Mohammad Hafeez b Iftikhar Anjum 4 (3m 3b 1x4 0x6) SR: 133.33

Ireland 113/6   KJ O'Brien 8* (26b 1x4)   Iftikhar Anjum 7.5-0-23-1

34.6

Iftikhar Anjum to McCallan, OUT, Is it get out of jail time? McCallan goes back, is turned square and a thick edge is well taken low down by Younis Khan at second slip. Good bowling and a slick catch

WK McCallan c Younis Khan b Iftikhar Anjum 0 (1m 1b 0x4 0x6) SR: 0.00

Ireland 113/7   KJ O'Brien 8* (26b 1x4)   Iftikhar Anjum 8-0-23-2
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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