ICC World Cup, 28th Match, Super Eights: England v Ireland at Providence, Mar 30, 2007
ICC World Cup - 28th match, Super Eights
England won by 48 runs
Played at Providence Stadium, Guyana (neutral venue)
30 March 2007 (50-over match)
1.1

Rankin to Joyce, OUT, and he's gone! He's shouldered arms and back goes his off stump! A terrific ball, just cutting back in to Joyce who watches his stump flatten. It almost kept a little low, too, and Rankin receives congratulatory slaps from all his team-mates

EC Joyce b Rankin 1 (5m 5b 0x4 0x6) SR: 20.00

England 6/1   MP Vaughan 4* (3b 1x4)   WB Rankin 0.1-0-0-1
5.2

Rankin to Vaughan, OUT, terrific bowling - the perfect length from Rankin, bouncing a touch on Vaughan who played the most meek of shots, coming forward and hanging his bat out like a piece of limp lettuce. A thick outside edge hands the wicketkeeper a simple chance to his right

MP Vaughan c †NJ O'Brien b Rankin 6 (27m 13b 1x4 0x6) SR: 46.15

England 23/2   IR Bell 9* (17b 1x4)   WB Rankin 2.2-1-3-2
21.2

KJ O'Brien to Bell, OUT, gone! Bell's turgid knock comes to a tame end, attempting to late-cut a straight one from O'Brien...but he could only deflect it straight into the wicketkeeper's gloves

IR Bell c †NJ O'Brien b KJ O'Brien 31 (92m 74b 2x4 0x6) SR: 41.89

England 89/3   KP Pietersen 41* (39b 5x4)   KJ O'Brien 0.2-0-0-1
26.3

McCallan to Pietersen, OUT, but he's gone now - a huge wicket, and another poor shot. Half a step down the pitch, it was whipped straight to William Porterfield at mid-on - no power in the stroke, and even less placement

KP Pietersen c Porterfield b McCallan 48 (91m 47b 5x4 0x6) SR: 102.12

England 113/4   PD Collingwood 15* (23b 2x4)   WK McCallan 2.3-0-9-1
43.3

Johnston to Flintoff, OUT, oh dear. Flintoff attempts to late-cut the spinner, gets a thick inside edge as the ball canons into his off stump

A Flintoff b Johnston 43 (64m 62b 4x4 0x6) SR: 69.35

England 194/5   PD Collingwood 48* (63b 5x4)   DT Johnston 6.3-0-31-1
48.2

Botha to Nixon, OUT, but it doesn't come off this time, as he attempts the same shot but skies it to mid-on; Eoin Morgan sprints in and almost misjudges it, requiring a dive, but he gets his hands to it to take a fine catch

PA Nixon c Morgan b Botha 19 (23m 15b 1x4 1x6) SR: 126.66

England 245/6   PD Collingwood 79* (77b 8x4 2x6)   AC Botha 9.2-1-46-1
49.3

Johnston to Collingwood, OUT, pulls it to mid-on and they scamper through for a single. In comes the throw - Collingwood's going to be short here, and Johnston collects with his left hand before shattering the stumps

PD Collingwood run out 90 (118m 82b 8x4 3x6) SR: 109.75

England 258/7   RS Bopara 2* (2b)   DT Johnston 9.3-0-62-1
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