ICC World Cricket League Championship, 2011-2013/14 / Commentary

Hello and welcome to ESPNcricinfo's coverage of the second and last ODI between Ireland and Canada. The hosts won yesterday's encounter by 133 runs and they sit atop the Intercontinental one-day league with 3 wins out of 3. The top two teams in the league qualify for the 2015 World Cup and Canada have lost all three of their games so they will be looking for a reversal of fortunes today. The Ireland team has one change from the first match as opener Paul Stirling injured his shoulder during the match and he has been replaced by spinner Andy van der Merwe. The Canadians are unchanged. I am happy to say that it's a beautiful morning in Dublin although a little cool so we are hoping to have a full days play.

Ireland captain William Porterfield has won the toss and has chosen to bat. We will get going here at 10.15am so please join us then.

0.1

Khurram Chohan to Joyce, no run, play and a miss outside the off-stump to begin

0.2

Khurram Chohan to Joyce, no run, defended into the offside

0.3

Khurram Chohan to Joyce, no run, played off the back foot into the covers

0.4

Khurram Chohan to Joyce, no run, left alone by the batsman outside the off-stump

0.5

Khurram Chohan to Joyce, no run, back of a length and it's pushed back to the bowler

0.6

Khurram Chohan to Joyce, no run, pushed back to mid-off

End of over 1 (maiden) Ireland 0/0
EC Joyce    0* (6b)      Khurram Chohan    1-1-0-0
WTS Porterfield    0* (0b)     

1.1

Baidwan to Porterfield, no run, driven gently to mid-on

1.2

Baidwan to Porterfield, no run, no shot played to that one

1.3

Baidwan to Porterfield, no run, driven firmly to mid-on

1.4

Baidwan to Porterfield, no run, again that one is left alone outside the off-stump

1.5

Baidwan to Porterfield, no run, defended into the covers

1.6

Baidwan to Porterfield, 1 wide, tries the cut shot but can't reach it

1.6

Baidwan to Porterfield, 1 run, inside edge which squirts down to fine-leg

End of over 2 (2 runs) Ireland 2/0
WTS Porterfield    1* (6b)      HS Baidwan    1-0-2-0
EC Joyce    0* (6b)      Khurram Chohan    1-1-0-0

2.1

Khurram Chohan to Porterfield, no run, pushed back to the bowler

2.2

Khurram Chohan to Porterfield, no run, left alone outside the off-stump

2.3

Khurram Chohan to Porterfield, no run, played back to the bowler

2.4

Khurram Chohan to Porterfield, no run, pushed out to mid-off

2.5

Khurram Chohan to Porterfield, no run, tries a flashing drive outside the off-stump, misses everything

2.6

Khurram Chohan to Porterfield, no run, defended into the offside, very good start from Chohan

End of over 3 (maiden) Ireland 2/0
WTS Porterfield    1* (12b)      Khurram Chohan    2-2-0-0
EC Joyce    0* (6b)      HS Baidwan    1-0-2-0

3.1

Baidwan to Joyce, no run, play and a miss outside the off-stump, half-hearted appeal for an edge

3.2

Baidwan to Joyce, 1 wide

3.2

Baidwan to Joyce, no run, comes forward but just taps it into the offside

3.3

Baidwan to Joyce, no run, great stop in the covers

3.4

Baidwan to Joyce, no run, cut away to point and it's well fielded

3.5

Baidwan to Joyce, 1 run, driven off the back foot just wide of mid-off

3.6

Baidwan to Porterfield, 1 run, inside edge onto the pads and they scamper a run in the legside

End of over 4 (3 runs) Ireland 5/0
WTS Porterfield    2* (13b)      HS Baidwan    2-0-5-0
EC Joyce    1* (11b)      Khurram Chohan    2-2-0-0

4.1

Khurram Chohan to Porterfield, 1 run, flicked very fine for a single

4.2

Khurram Chohan to Joyce, no run, almost finds the outside edge

4.3

Khurram Chohan to Joyce, FOUR, short and he pulls him over midwicket for the first boundary, one bounce and four

4.4

Khurram Chohan to Joyce, no run, comes close to finding the outside edge

4.5

Khurram Chohan to Joyce, 1 run, flicked to deep backward square leg

4.6

Khurram Chohan to Porterfield, no run, left alone outside the off-stump

End of over 5 (6 runs) Ireland 11/0
WTS Porterfield    3* (15b)      Khurram Chohan    3-2-6-0
EC Joyce    6* (15b 1x4)      HS Baidwan    2-0-5-0

5.1

Baidwan to Joyce, no run, driven hard back at the bowler

5.2

Baidwan to Joyce, FOUR, cut away through the offside to the extra cover boundary

5.3

Baidwan to Joyce, no run, flicked to the man at midwicket

5.4

Baidwan to Joyce, FOUR, dances down the wicket and flicks it powerfully to deep midwicket

5.5

Baidwan to Joyce, no run, swing and a miss outside the off-stump

5.6

Baidwan to Joyce, OUT, and a breakthrough for Canada as Joyce swings at a widish delivery, it's edged and flies to first slip who takes a superb one handed catch above his head going to his left

EC Joyce c Rizwan Cheema b Baidwan 14 (21b 3x4 0x6) SR: 66.66

End of over 6 (8 runs) Ireland 19/1
     HS Baidwan    3-0-13-1
WTS Porterfield    3* (15b)      Khurram Chohan    3-2-6-0

6.1

Khurram Chohan to Porterfield, no run

6.2

Khurram Chohan to Porterfield, no run, left alone outside the off-stump, the Canada fielders are very vocal and seem fired up

6.3

Khurram Chohan to Porterfield, FOUR, great shot, leg glance which goes very fine for a boundary

6.4

Khurram Chohan to Porterfield, no run, no shot played to that one

6.5

Khurram Chohan to Porterfield, 2 runs, mistimed and in the air but it evades mid-off and they get a couple

6.6

Khurram Chohan to Porterfield, no run, defended out to point

End of over 7 (6 runs) Ireland 25/1
WTS Porterfield    9* (21b 1x4)      Khurram Chohan    4-2-12-0
AR Cusack    0* (0b)      HS Baidwan    3-0-13-1

7.1

Baidwan to Cusack, no run, driven softly to cover

7.2

Baidwan to Cusack, no run, played into the offside again

7.3

Baidwan to Cusack, 1 run, poor misfield at mid-off allows the single

7.4

Baidwan to Porterfield, no run, mishit drive into the offside

7.5

Baidwan to Porterfield, no run, almost finds the outside edge

7.6

Baidwan to Porterfield, no run, driven gently into the covers

End of over 8 (1 run) Ireland 26/1
WTS Porterfield    9* (24b 1x4)      HS Baidwan    4-0-14-1
AR Cusack    1* (3b)      Khurram Chohan    4-2-12-0

8.1

Khurram Chohan to Cusack, no run, left alone outside the off-stump

8.2

Khurram Chohan to Cusack, no run, sort of prods at it and the outside edge is almost found

8.3

Khurram Chohan to Cusack, no run

8.4

Khurram Chohan to Cusack, FOUR, very placed cut shot which beats the dive of the man at backward point

8.5

Khurram Chohan to Cusack, no run, defended back to the bowler

8.6

Khurram Chohan to Cusack, 2 runs, played wristily to deep square leg

End of over 9 (6 runs) Ireland 32/1
AR Cusack    7* (9b 1x4)      Khurram Chohan    5-2-18-0
WTS Porterfield    9* (24b 1x4)      HS Baidwan    4-0-14-1

9.1

Baidwan to Porterfield, FOUR, driven loftily over the covers and to the rope, good shot

9.2

Baidwan to Porterfield, 2 runs, flicked uppishly down to deep backward square

9.3

Baidwan to Porterfield, SIX, great shot, hammers down the ground and right into the sidescreen

9.4

Baidwan to Porterfield, no run, cut shot into the covers

9.5

Baidwan to Porterfield, no run, defended to mid-off

9.6

Baidwan to Porterfield, no run, play and a miss outside the off-stump

Bowling powerplay taken

End of over 10 (12 runs) Ireland 44/1
WTS Porterfield    21* (30b 2x4 1x6)      HS Baidwan    5-0-26-1
AR Cusack    7* (9b 1x4)      Khurram Chohan    5-2-18-0

10.1

Khurram Chohan to Cusack, FOUR, driven in the air through the covers, just evades the man there diving

10.2

Khurram Chohan to Cusack, 1 run, just tapped into the legside and they run a quick single

10.3

Khurram Chohan to Porterfield, no run, pushed out to point

10.4

Khurram Chohan to Porterfield, 1 run, flicked into the legside and they scamper a run

10.5

Khurram Chohan to Cusack, no run, driven gently to mid-on

10.6

Khurram Chohan to Cusack, FOUR, just waits for this one and then hammers it on the back foot through the covers for another boundary

Raining here now which was not expected

End of over 11 (10 runs) Ireland 54/1
AR Cusack    16* (13b 3x4)      Khurram Chohan    6-2-28-0
WTS Porterfield    22* (32b 2x4 1x6)      HS Baidwan    5-0-26-1

11.1

Junaid Siddiqui to Porterfield, 1 run, played calmly down to long-off

11.2

Junaid Siddiqui to Cusack, no run, pushed back to the bowler

11.3

Junaid Siddiqui to Cusack, 1 run, half-stop in the cover which prevents the boundary

11.4

Junaid Siddiqui to Porterfield, no run, driven back at the bowler

11.5

Junaid Siddiqui to Porterfield, 1 run, played down the ground to long-on

11.6

Junaid Siddiqui to Cusack, 1 run, cut shot played to point and it's a very quick single

Changes at both ends as Cheema comes on

End of over 12 (4 runs) Ireland 58/1
AR Cusack    18* (16b 3x4)      Junaid Siddiqui    1-0-4-0
WTS Porterfield    24* (35b 2x4 1x6)      Khurram Chohan    6-2-28-0

12.1

Rizwan Cheema to Cusack, no run, pushed back to the bowler

12.2

Rizwan Cheema to Cusack, no run, driven into the covers

12.3

Rizwan Cheema to Cusack, no run, defended again and the bowler fields

12.4

Rizwan Cheema to Cusack, 1 run, very risky single taken in the legside

12.5

Rizwan Cheema to Porterfield, FOUR, hacked away through the covers and it races to the rope

12.6

Rizwan Cheema to Porterfield, no run, played into the covers

Rain has stopped here now thankfully

End of over 13 (5 runs) Ireland 63/1
WTS Porterfield    28* (37b 3x4 1x6)      Rizwan Cheema    1-0-5-0
AR Cusack    19* (20b 3x4)      Junaid Siddiqui    1-0-4-0

13.1

Junaid Siddiqui to Cusack, no run

13.2

Junaid Siddiqui to Cusack, 1 run, driven down to long-off

13.3

Junaid Siddiqui to Porterfield, no run

13.4

Junaid Siddiqui to Porterfield, FOUR, in the air but splits the fielders in the offside

13.5

Junaid Siddiqui to Porterfield, 1 wide, down the legside

13.5

Junaid Siddiqui to Porterfield, no run, well fielded at mid-off

13.6

Junaid Siddiqui to Porterfield, 1 run, played gently down to long-off

End of over 14 (7 runs) Ireland 70/1
WTS Porterfield    33* (41b 4x4 1x6)      Junaid Siddiqui    2-0-11-0
AR Cusack    20* (22b 3x4)      Rizwan Cheema    1-0-5-0

14.1

Rizwan Cheema to Porterfield, 1 run, played off the back foot out to the sweeper

14.2

Rizwan Cheema to Cusack, no run

14.3

Rizwan Cheema to Cusack, 1 run, guided down to third man

14.4

Rizwan Cheema to Porterfield, no run, pushed into the covers

14.5

Rizwan Cheema to Porterfield, 1 run, pushed through the offside and the sweeper fields

14.6

Rizwan Cheema to Cusack, no run, played into the covers

End of over 15 (3 runs) Ireland 73/1
AR Cusack    21* (25b 3x4)      Rizwan Cheema    2-0-8-0
WTS Porterfield    35* (44b 4x4 1x6)      Junaid Siddiqui    2-0-11-0

15.1

Junaid Siddiqui to Porterfield, FOUR, driven over the cover fielders to the deep extra cover boundary

15.2

Junaid Siddiqui to Porterfield, no run, pushed out to point

15.3

Junaid Siddiqui to Porterfield, 1 run, hit uppsishly into the covers

15.4

Junaid Siddiqui to Cusack, OUT, great bit of bowling as Cusack plays the wrong line to this one and he's clean bowled

AR Cusack b Junaid Siddiqui 21 (26b 3x4 0x6) SR: 80.76

15.5

Junaid Siddiqui to NJ O'Brien, no run, defended back to the bowler

15.6

Junaid Siddiqui to NJ O'Brien, no run, well stopped at mid-off

Drizzling here again The umpires have decided to take the players off. Looks like just a shower so hopefully we will be back on soon. Match State: Delay - rain

Good news here as the covers are coming off and we should be back out very soon.

End of over 16 (5 runs) Ireland 78/2
NJ O'Brien    0* (2b)      Junaid Siddiqui    3-0-16-1
WTS Porterfield    40* (47b 5x4 1x6)      Rizwan Cheema    2-0-8-0

16.1

Rizwan Cheema to Porterfield, no run, pushed out to mid-off

16.2

Rizwan Cheema to Porterfield, 1 run, turned into midwicket for a single

16.3

Rizwan Cheema to NJ O'Brien, 1 run, edged down to third man

16.4

Rizwan Cheema to Porterfield, 1 run, played out to the sweeper

16.5

Rizwan Cheema to NJ O'Brien, 1 run, quick single taken in the midwicket region

16.6

Rizwan Cheema to Porterfield, 1 run, cut away through the offside

End of over 17 (5 runs) Ireland 83/2
WTS Porterfield    42* (51b 5x4 1x6)      Rizwan Cheema    3-0-13-0
NJ O'Brien    2* (4b)      Junaid Siddiqui    3-0-16-1

17.1

Junaid Siddiqui to Porterfield, 1 run, turned through midwicket for a single

17.2

Junaid Siddiqui to NJ O'Brien, no run, defended back to the bowler

17.3

Junaid Siddiqui to NJ O'Brien, no run, pushed back to the bowler

17.4

Junaid Siddiqui to NJ O'Brien, no run

17.5

Junaid Siddiqui to NJ O'Brien, no run, forward defensive played to that one

17.6

Junaid Siddiqui to NJ O'Brien, no run, cut away out to point

End of over 18 (1 run) Ireland 84/2
NJ O'Brien    2* (9b)      Junaid Siddiqui    4-0-17-1
WTS Porterfield    43* (52b 5x4 1x6)      Rizwan Cheema    3-0-13-0

18.1

Rizwan Cheema to Porterfield, 1 run, steered down to third man

18.2

Rizwan Cheema to NJ O'Brien, no run, play and a miss outside the off-stump

18.3

Rizwan Cheema to NJ O'Brien, no run, big appeal for lbw but nothing is given

18.4

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

18.5

Rizwan Cheema to NJ O'Brien, no run, tries to guide down to third man but the first slip cuts it out

18.6

Rizwan Cheema to NJ O'Brien, 1 run, played off the back foot through the cover region

End of over 19 (2 runs) Ireland 86/2
NJ O'Brien    3* (14b)      Rizwan Cheema    4-0-15-0
WTS Porterfield    44* (53b 5x4 1x6)      Junaid Siddiqui    4-0-17-1

19.1

Junaid Siddiqui to NJ O'Brien, no run, defended away and the bowler fields

19.2

Junaid Siddiqui to NJ O'Brien, 1 run, cut into the cover region and they run a quick single

19.3

Junaid Siddiqui to Porterfield, 2 runs, another quick one in the offside but there is an overthrow

19.4

Junaid Siddiqui to Porterfield, no run

19.5

Junaid Siddiqui to Porterfield, 1 run, turned through midwicket and the man in the deep comes in to field

19.6

Junaid Siddiqui to NJ O'Brien, 1 run, again flicks it legside and deep midwicket fields

End of over 20 (5 runs) Ireland 91/2
NJ O'Brien    5* (17b)      Junaid Siddiqui    5-0-22-1
WTS Porterfield    47* (56b 5x4 1x6)      Rizwan Cheema    4-0-15-0

20.1

Rizwan Cheema to NJ O'Brien, 1 run, just tapped into the covers and they run a quick one

20.2

Rizwan Cheema to Porterfield, no run, tries to flick it legside but hits the pads, no appeal

20.3

Rizwan Cheema to Porterfield, 1 run, played just wide of mid-on for a single

20.4

Rizwan Cheema to NJ O'Brien, 1 run, hacked away through the offside and the sweeper fields

20.5

Rizwan Cheema to Porterfield, no run, hit hard to the man at point

20.6

Rizwan Cheema to Porterfield, 2 runs, turns it to deep midwicket to bring up his second fifty in as many days

End of over 21 (5 runs) Ireland 96/2
WTS Porterfield    50* (60b 5x4 1x6)      Rizwan Cheema    5-0-20-0
NJ O'Brien    7* (19b)      Junaid Siddiqui    5-0-22-1

21.1

Junaid Siddiqui to NJ O'Brien, 1 run, flicked into the legside and mid-on comes round to field

21.2

Junaid Siddiqui to Porterfield, 1 run, played down to long-on this time and they change their mind about a second

21.3

Junaid Siddiqui to NJ O'Brien, 1 run

21.4

Junaid Siddiqui to Porterfield, 1 run, flicked to deep square leg and they are picking him off here

21.5

Junaid Siddiqui to NJ O'Brien, no run, well fielded by the bowling diving to his left

21.6

Junaid Siddiqui to NJ O'Brien, no run, cut out to point and O'Brien is sent back by his captain

End of over 22 (4 runs) Ireland 100/2
NJ O'Brien    9* (23b)      Junaid Siddiqui    6-0-26-1
WTS Porterfield    52* (62b 5x4 1x6)      Rizwan Cheema    5-0-20-0

22.1

Zahid Hussain to Porterfield, 1 run

22.2

Zahid Hussain to NJ O'Brien, no run, flicked into the legside

22.3

Zahid Hussain to NJ O'Brien, 1 run, very quick single in the covers

22.4

Zahid Hussain to Porterfield, no run, fullish delivery which is blocked to cover

22.5

Zahid Hussain to Porterfield, OUT, tries to flick into the legside but he just misjudges it and he lobs it straight to the man at midwicket who takes an easy catch, big wicket for Canada

WTS Porterfield c Junaid Siddiqui b Zahid Hussain 53 (65b 5x4 1x6) SR: 81.53

22.6

Zahid Hussain to Wilson, no run

End of over 23 (2 runs) Ireland 102/3
GC Wilson    0* (1b)      Zahid Hussain    1-0-2-1
NJ O'Brien    10* (25b)      Junaid Siddiqui    6-0-26-1

23.1

Junaid Siddiqui to NJ O'Brien, no run

23.2

Junaid Siddiqui to NJ O'Brien, 1 run

23.3

Junaid Siddiqui to Wilson, 2 runs, good running as they get a couple to deep square leg

23.4

Junaid Siddiqui to Wilson, no run

23.5

Junaid Siddiqui to Wilson, no run

23.6

Junaid Siddiqui to Wilson, (no ball) 1 run, played through the covers and the spinner overssteps, free hit coming up

23.6

Junaid Siddiqui to NJ O'Brien, SIX, and he takes full advantage hammered over the rope at cow corner

End of over 24 (11 runs) Ireland 113/3
NJ O'Brien    17* (28b 1x6)      Junaid Siddiqui    7-0-37-1
GC Wilson    3* (5b)      Zahid Hussain    1-0-2-1

24.1

Zahid Hussain to Wilson, no run

24.2

Zahid Hussain to Wilson, no run

24.3

Zahid Hussain to Wilson, 1 run

24.4

Zahid Hussain to NJ O'Brien, 1 run, just tapped into the offside and they run a quick single

24.5

Zahid Hussain to Wilson, 1 run, edged but lands safely at square leg

24.6

Zahid Hussain to NJ O'Brien, no run

End of over 25 (3 runs) Ireland 116/3
NJ O'Brien    18* (30b 1x6)      Zahid Hussain    2-0-5-1
GC Wilson    5* (9b)      Junaid Siddiqui    7-0-37-1

25.1

Junaid Siddiqui to Wilson, no run, played directly to mid-on

25.2

Junaid Siddiqui to Wilson, no run, pushed into the legside

25.3

Junaid Siddiqui to Wilson, no run, appeal for lbw but nothing is given

25.4

Junaid Siddiqui to Wilson, no run, pushed into the covers

25.5

Junaid Siddiqui to Wilson, 1 run, played down the ground and long-on fields

25.6

Junaid Siddiqui to NJ O'Brien, 1 run, played calmly down to long-off

End of over 26 (2 runs) Ireland 118/3
NJ O'Brien    19* (31b 1x6)      Junaid Siddiqui    8-0-39-1
GC Wilson    6* (14b)      Zahid Hussain    2-0-5-1

26.1

Zahid Hussain to NJ O'Brien, OUT

NJ O'Brien run out 19 (32b 0x4 1x6) SR: 59.37

26.2

Zahid Hussain to KJ O'Brien, no run

26.3

Zahid Hussain to KJ O'Brien, 1 run, driven firmly through the covers

26.4

Zahid Hussain to Wilson, no run, played into the offside

26.5

Zahid Hussain to Wilson, no run, pushed out to point

26.6

Zahid Hussain to Wilson, 2 runs, driven uppishly out to long-off

Just on that dismissal, Niall O'Brien flicked it fine called for one but was sent back, sharp fielding from Canada meant he did not get back in time

End of over 27 (3 runs) Ireland 121/4
GC Wilson    8* (17b)      Zahid Hussain    3-0-8-1
KJ O'Brien    1* (2b)      Junaid Siddiqui    8-0-39-1

27.1

Junaid Siddiqui to KJ O'Brien, no run, turned directly to mid-on

27.2

Junaid Siddiqui to KJ O'Brien, no run, pushed back to the bowler

27.3

Junaid Siddiqui to KJ O'Brien, no run

27.4

Junaid Siddiqui to KJ O'Brien, 1 run, driven firmly down to long-off

27.5

Junaid Siddiqui to Wilson, no run, played gently into the covers

27.6

Junaid Siddiqui to Wilson, no run, played out to point

End of over 28 (1 run) Ireland 122/4
GC Wilson    8* (19b)      Junaid Siddiqui    9-0-40-1
KJ O'Brien    2* (6b)      Zahid Hussain    3-0-8-1

28.1

Zahid Hussain to KJ O'Brien, 1 run, driven hard down to long-off

28.2

Zahid Hussain to Wilson, no run, played back to the bowler

28.3

Zahid Hussain to Wilson, no run, tries the sweep shot but misses it completely

28.4

Zahid Hussain to Wilson, no run, comes forward and defends

28.5

Zahid Hussain to Wilson, no run, hacked away but directly to point

28.6

Zahid Hussain to Wilson, 1 run, very risky single taken to point, the keeper can't gather the throw, may have been close

End of over 29 (2 runs) Ireland 124/4
GC Wilson    9* (24b)      Zahid Hussain    4-0-10-1
KJ O'Brien    3* (7b)      Junaid Siddiqui    9-0-40-1

29.1

Junaid Siddiqui to Wilson, 1 run, another risky single taken in the covers

29.2

Junaid Siddiqui to KJ O'Brien, 2 runs, flicked through midwicket for a couple

29.3

Junaid Siddiqui to KJ O'Brien, 2 runs, through the covers for a couple

29.4

Junaid Siddiqui to KJ O'Brien, no run

29.5

Junaid Siddiqui to KJ O'Brien, no run

29.6

Junaid Siddiqui to KJ O'Brien, no run

End of over 30 (5 runs) Ireland 129/4
KJ O'Brien    7* (12b)      Junaid Siddiqui    10-0-45-1
GC Wilson    10* (25b)      Zahid Hussain    4-0-10-1

30.1

Zahid Hussain to Wilson, no run, defended into the covers

30.2

Zahid Hussain to Wilson, no run, played directly to the man at midwicket

30.3

Zahid Hussain to Wilson, no run, pushed back to the bowler

30.4

Zahid Hussain to Wilson, no run

30.5

Zahid Hussain to Wilson, no run, tries the cut shot but misses completely

30.6

Zahid Hussain to Wilson, no run, well stopped by the bowler

End of over 31 (maiden) Ireland 129/4
GC Wilson    10* (31b)      Zahid Hussain    5-1-10-1
KJ O'Brien    7* (12b)      Junaid Siddiqui    10-0-45-1

31.1

Patel to KJ O'Brien, 1 run, flicked fine but the man is up

31.2

Patel to Wilson, no run

31.3

Patel to Wilson, 1 wide

31.3

Patel to Wilson, 1 run, played loftily down to long-on

31.4

Patel to KJ O'Brien, 1 run, driven down to long-on once again

31.5

Patel to Wilson, 2 runs, swept away to deep midwicket for a couple

31.6

Patel to Wilson, 1 run, turned through midwicket, only a single this time

End of over 32 (7 runs) Ireland 136/4
GC Wilson    14* (35b)      H Patel    1-0-7-0
KJ O'Brien    9* (14b)      Zahid Hussain    5-1-10-1

32.1

Zahid Hussain to Wilson, no run, pushed to backward point

32.2

Zahid Hussain to Wilson, 1 run, played through the offside off the back foot

32.3

Zahid Hussain to KJ O'Brien, 2 runs, lofted shot down to long-off

32.4

Zahid Hussain to KJ O'Brien, 1 run, hacked away through the cover region

32.5

Zahid Hussain to Wilson, no run, defended back to the bowler

32.6

Zahid Hussain to Wilson, 1 run, turned through the legside and long-on fields

End of over 33 (5 runs) Ireland 141/4
GC Wilson    16* (39b)      Zahid Hussain    6-1-15-1
KJ O'Brien    12* (16b)      H Patel    1-0-7-0

33.1

Patel to Wilson, no run, defensive shot played to that one

33.2

Patel to Wilson, 1 run, driven firmly to long-on

33.3

Patel to KJ O'Brien, no run

33.4

Patel to KJ O'Brien, no run, off the pads into the legside

33.5

Patel to KJ O'Brien, 1 run, played uppishly to long-off

33.6

Patel to Wilson, no run, defended towards mid-on

End of over 34 (2 runs) Ireland 143/4
GC Wilson    17* (42b)      H Patel    2-0-9-0
KJ O'Brien    13* (19b)      Zahid Hussain    6-1-15-1

34.1

Zahid Hussain to KJ O'Brien, SIX, massive slog sweep over deep midwicket

34.2

Zahid Hussain to KJ O'Brien, 1 run, pulled into the midwicket region this time

34.3

Zahid Hussain to Wilson, no run, defended into the covers

34.4

Zahid Hussain to Wilson, 1 run, comes down the wicket and just prods it into the offside and they scamper a run

34.5

Zahid Hussain to KJ O'Brien, 1 run, hacked out to deep extra cover and there is almost a run out as Wilson is sent back calling for a second

34.6

Zahid Hussain to Wilson, no run, turned to the man at midwicket

End of over 35 (9 runs) Ireland 152/4
GC Wilson    18* (45b)      Zahid Hussain    7-1-24-1
KJ O'Brien    21* (22b 1x6)      H Patel    2-0-9-0

35.1

Patel to KJ O'Brien, FOUR, swept and it's over the head of the short third man and races to the boundary

35.2

Patel to KJ O'Brien, no run, tries the sweep again but does not connect

35.3

Patel to KJ O'Brien, 1 run, played gently down the ground to long-off

35.4

Patel to Wilson, 1 run, identical shot from Wilson and they pick up another one

35.5

Patel to KJ O'Brien, FOUR, comes down the pitch and hammers it just wide of the man at long-on

35.6

Patel to KJ O'Brien, FOUR, swept and just evades the man at short fine leg for another boundary, Kevin O'Brien leading the counter attack in typical fashion

End of over 36 (14 runs) Ireland 166/4
KJ O'Brien    34* (27b 3x4 1x6)      H Patel    3-0-23-0
GC Wilson    19* (46b)      Zahid Hussain    7-1-24-1

36.1

Zahid Hussain to Wilson, 1 run, turned through midwicket

36.2

Zahid Hussain to KJ O'Brien, FOUR, smashed just over the jump of the man at cover and it flies away to the rope

36.3

Zahid Hussain to KJ O'Brien, 1 run, flicked out to deep midwicket

36.4

Zahid Hussain to Wilson, no run, pushed out to point

36.5

Zahid Hussain to Wilson, no run, off the pads into the legside

36.6

Zahid Hussain to Wilson, no run, defended back to the bowler

Much better effort from Canada so far today and they have fielded really well. O'Brien seems to be the key here, as long as he stays Ireland should score quickly. Match State: Drinks

Batting powerplay is taken

End of over 37 (6 runs) Ireland 172/4
GC Wilson    20* (50b)      Zahid Hussain    8-1-30-1
KJ O'Brien    39* (29b 4x4 1x6)      H Patel    3-0-23-0

37.1

Khurram Chohan to KJ O'Brien, no run, driven firmly to the man at cover

37.2

Khurram Chohan to KJ O'Brien, 1 run, low full toss which is played out to long-off

37.3

Khurram Chohan to Wilson, 1 run, inside edge which squirts away to the short third man

37.4

Khurram Chohan to KJ O'Brien, 1 run

37.5

Khurram Chohan to Wilson, no run

37.6

Khurram Chohan to Wilson, FOUR

End of over 38 (7 runs) Ireland 179/4
GC Wilson    25* (53b 1x4)      Khurram Chohan    7-2-34-0
KJ O'Brien    41* (32b 4x4 1x6)      Zahid Hussain    8-1-30-1

38.1

Baidwan to KJ O'Brien, no run, driven firmly into the covers

38.2

Baidwan to KJ O'Brien, 2 runs, played loftily to long-off

38.3

Baidwan to KJ O'Brien, no run, in the slot but O'Brien plays and misses it

38.4

Baidwan to KJ O'Brien, OUT, and a massive wicket for Canada as Kev O'Brien is caught at long-on trying to hit him straight down the ground

KJ O'Brien c Gunasekera b Baidwan 43 (36b 4x4 1x6) SR: 119.44

38.5

Baidwan to Wilson, 1 run, guided down to a shortish third man

38.6

Baidwan to Mooney, no run

End of over 39 (3 runs) Ireland 182/5
JF Mooney    0* (1b)      HS Baidwan    6-0-29-2
GC Wilson    26* (54b 1x4)      Khurram Chohan    7-2-34-0

39.1

Khurram Chohan to Wilson, (no ball) 1 run, played down to long-off and there is a free hit coming up

39.1

Khurram Chohan to Mooney, no run, short and all Mooney can do is hit it back at the bowler

39.2

Khurram Chohan to Mooney, no run, edged but drops just short of the keeper, good bowling from Chohan

39.3

Khurram Chohan to Mooney, no run, big shout for lbw but Umpire Bagh is unmoved

39.4

Khurram Chohan to Mooney, 1 run, hammered down to long-off for a single

39.5

Khurram Chohan to Wilson, 1 run, just tapped into the legside and they calmly run the single

39.6

Khurram Chohan to Mooney, 1 run, flicked out to deep midwicket

End of over 40 (5 runs) Ireland 187/5
JF Mooney    2* (6b)      Khurram Chohan    8-2-39-0
GC Wilson    28* (56b 1x4)      HS Baidwan    6-0-29-2

40.1

Baidwan to Mooney, no run, played back to the bowler

40.2

Baidwan to Mooney, no run, defended back to the bowler

40.3

Baidwan to Mooney, 2 runs, lobbed up in the air in the offside but manages to land safely between 3 fielders

40.4

Baidwan to Mooney, 1 run, driven hard down to long-off

40.5

Baidwan to Wilson, 1 run, skillfully steered to a short third man

40.6

Baidwan to Mooney, 1 run

End of over 41 (5 runs) Ireland 192/5
JF Mooney    6* (11b)      HS Baidwan    7-0-34-2
GC Wilson    29* (57b 1x4)      Khurram Chohan    8-2-39-0

41.1

Khurram Chohan to Mooney, no run, played back to the bowler

41.2

Khurram Chohan to Mooney, FOUR, flicked away loftily to the deepv backward square leg boundary

41.3

Khurram Chohan to Mooney, no run, yorker that is dug out into the offside

41.4

Khurram Chohan to Mooney, 1 run, quick single taken to mid-off

41.5

Khurram Chohan to Wilson, 1 run, pushed through midwicket for a single

41.6

Khurram Chohan to Mooney, 1 run, driven hard and mid-on cuts it off

Ireland get 27 off the powerplay, they got 64 in the game yesterday

End of over 42 (7 runs) Ireland 199/5
JF Mooney    12* (16b 1x4)      Khurram Chohan    9-2-46-0
GC Wilson    30* (58b 1x4)      HS Baidwan    7-0-34-2

42.1

Zahid Hussain to Mooney, 1 run, guided down to third man

42.2

Zahid Hussain to Wilson, 1 run, played down to long-on

42.3

Zahid Hussain to Mooney, 1 leg bye, off the thigh into the legside

42.4

Zahid Hussain to Wilson, no run, misses with the cut shot

42.5

Zahid Hussain to Wilson, 1 run, played hard down to long-off

42.6

Zahid Hussain to Mooney, 1 run, turned through the midwicket region

End of over 43 (5 runs) Ireland 204/5
JF Mooney    14* (19b 1x4)      Zahid Hussain    9-1-34-1
GC Wilson    32* (61b 1x4)      Khurram Chohan    9-2-46-0

43.1

Khurram Chohan to Mooney, no run, play and a miss outside the off-stump

43.2

Khurram Chohan to Mooney, OUT, tries to play it legside but misses it and it strikes the pads, big appeal and Umpire takes an age to raise the finger

JF Mooney lbw b Khurram Chohan 14 (21b 1x4 0x6) SR: 66.66

Johnston comes out to bat on his 150th game for Ireland

43.3

Khurram Chohan to Johnston, no run, massive appeal for lbw but the umpire this time shakes his head, looked more out than the last one

43.4

Khurram Chohan to Johnston, no run, blocked away into the offside

43.5

Khurram Chohan to Johnston, 1 run, hacked away through the offside out to the sweeper

43.6

Khurram Chohan to Wilson, FOUR, great leg glance which goes very fine and to the rope

End of over 44 (5 runs) Ireland 209/6
GC Wilson    36* (62b 2x4)      Khurram Chohan    10-2-51-1
DT Johnston    1* (3b)      Zahid Hussain    9-1-34-1

44.1

Zahid Hussain to Johnston, no run, pushed into the legside and the bowler fields

44.2

Zahid Hussain to Johnston, no run, appeal for lbw but nothing is given

44.3

Zahid Hussain to Johnston, 2 runs, driven down to long-on for a couple

44.4

Zahid Hussain to Johnston, 1 run, turned out to deep midwicket

44.5

Zahid Hussain to Wilson, no run, played out to point

44.6

Zahid Hussain to Wilson, no run, identical shot

End of over 45 (3 runs) Ireland 212/6
GC Wilson    36* (64b 2x4)      Zahid Hussain    10-1-37-1
DT Johnston    4* (7b)      Khurram Chohan    10-2-51-1

45.1

Baidwan to Johnston, FOUR, short and it's pulled to cow corner for a much needed boundary

45.2

Baidwan to Johnston, 1 wide, down the legside

45.2

Baidwan to Johnston, 1 run, played down to mid-on for a single

45.3

Baidwan to Wilson, 1 run, widish ball and he's hacked out to the sweeper

45.4

Baidwan to Johnston, 1 run, yorker that is dug out to point and they scamper a run

45.5

Baidwan to Wilson, 1 run, turned to midwicket for a single

45.6

Baidwan to Johnston, 1 leg bye

End of over 46 (10 runs) Ireland 222/6
DT Johnston    10* (11b 1x4)      HS Baidwan    8-0-43-2
GC Wilson    38* (66b 2x4)      Zahid Hussain    10-1-37-1

46.1

Rizwan Cheema to Johnston, no run

46.2

Rizwan Cheema to Johnston, 1 run

46.3

Rizwan Cheema to Wilson, no run, driven firmly into the covers

46.4

Rizwan Cheema to Wilson, no run, guided down to a short third man

46.5

Rizwan Cheema to Wilson, FOUR, pulled away to deep midwicket for a run

46.6

Rizwan Cheema to Wilson, no run, full toss and he picks out the man at cover, misses oppurtunity

End of over 47 (5 runs) Ireland 227/6
GC Wilson    42* (70b 3x4)      Rizwan Cheema    6-0-25-0
DT Johnston    11* (13b 1x4)      HS Baidwan    8-0-43-2

47.1

Baidwan to Johnston, no run, picks out the man at cover and there's nothing there

47.2

Baidwan to Johnston, no run, comes down the wicket but misses it completely

47.3

Baidwan to Johnston, 2 runs, played out to deep midwicket

47.4

Baidwan to Johnston, FOUR, poor ball and he's slogged to the long-on boundary

47.5

Baidwan to Johnston, 1 run, lobbed into the covers and they run a quick single

47.6

Baidwan to Wilson, 1 run, comes down the pitch and calmly places it into the covers for a single

End of over 48 (8 runs) Ireland 235/6
GC Wilson    43* (71b 3x4)      HS Baidwan    9-0-51-2
DT Johnston    18* (18b 2x4)      Rizwan Cheema    6-0-25-0

48.1

Rizwan Cheema to Wilson, 1 run, hacked out to the sweeper in the deep offside field

48.2

Rizwan Cheema to Johnston, no run, just passes the outside edge and through to the keeper

48.3

Rizwan Cheema to Johnston, 1 run, comes down the pitch tries to drive him straight but top edges it down to third man

48.4

Rizwan Cheema to Wilson, OUT, tries a lofted drive over deep extra cover but finds the man in the deep who takes a good catch

GC Wilson c Gunasekera b Rizwan Cheema 44 (73b 3x4 0x6) SR: 60.27

48.5

Rizwan Cheema to Johnston, 1 run

48.6

Rizwan Cheema to Dockrell, 1 leg bye, goes down to third man off the pads

End of over 49 (4 runs) Ireland 239/7
GH Dockrell    0* (1b)      Rizwan Cheema    7-0-28-1
DT Johnston    20* (21b 2x4)      HS Baidwan    9-0-51-2

49.1

Baidwan to Dockrell, SIX, drives him straight down the ground and he's caught but the man's foot is on the rope

49.2

Baidwan to Dockrell, 1 run, driven down to long-off

49.3

Baidwan to Johnston, 1 run, pulled to deep midwicket for a single

49.4

Baidwan to Dockrell, no run, swing and a miss outside the off-stump

49.5

Baidwan to Dockrell, 1 run, flicked fine for a single, one to come

49.6

Baidwan to Johnston, 1 run, hammered down to long-on and there should have been a couple there

So Ireland fall just short of the 250. This was the same pitch where they scored 328 yesterday so they will be slightly dissapointed with that. Canada bowled well for most parts and were much improved in the field. They will be hopeful that they could chase this down so join us at 2.20pm for what could be an exiting chase. Match State: Innings Break

End of over 50 (10 runs) Ireland 249/7
DT Johnston    22* (23b 2x4)      HS Baidwan    10-0-61-2
GH Dockrell    8* (5b 1x6)      Rizwan Cheema    7-0-28-1
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