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

ICC World Cricket League Championship, 2011-2013/14 - 51st match

Ireland v Scotland

Ireland won by 1 wicket (with 1 ball remaining)

Good morning and welcome to coverage of the WCL game between Ireland and Scotland. My name is Justin Smyth and im going to be bringing you ball by ball coverage of todays game. Today's ODI is being played at the Stormont cricket ground here in Belfast.

This game is one of the final games in the WCL. Ireland have already finished top of the qualifying table and have secured their spot at the CWC15. The Netherlands are currently in the second qualifying place. Three points ahead of SCotland. So Scotland will need to win both of these matches if they want to put themselves in second place.

The news from the middle is that Scotland have won the toss and are going to bat.

At the minute we have lots of sunshine at the ground and the weather should be good for a while. Although it wouldnt be a cricket match at Stormont if we didnt need to keep one eye on the sky. There is a 40% chance of rain after 3pm. So Im sure that would have been in the captain's minds when they went out for the toss.

Ireland team 1)Porterfield 2) Stirling 3) Joyce 4) Niall O'Brien 5) Wilson 6) Kevin O'Brien 7)Johnston 8) Sorensen 9)Dockrell 10)Murtagh 11) Richardson.

Scotland Team 1)Mommsen 2)Berrington 3)Macleod 4) Wardlaw 5) Machan 6) Haq 7) Murphy 8) Sharif 9) Taylor 10) Coleman 11)Gardiner.

Eddie Richardson makes his odi debut for Ireland and is the only change from the team that played against England earlier this week.

Rob Taylor has also recovered from his shoulder injury and takes Gordon Goudie place in the team. That is the only change from the game against Australia

0.1

Murtagh to Gardiner, no run, good length ball defended back down the pitch

0.2

Murtagh to Gardiner, 3 runs, clips this one through the legside and Niall O'Brien chases it down just before the rope

0.3

Murtagh to Coleman, no run, gets hit on the pad and there is a loud appeal. Umpire says not out.

0.4

Murtagh to Coleman, no run, pitched up from Murtagh and Coleman gets forward and defends

0.5

Murtagh to Coleman, no run, another full ball and Coleman hits the ball into the off side. No run there

0.6

Murtagh to Coleman, no run, shorter that time from Murtagh to end the over. Its defended and goes into the covers

End of over 1 (3 runs) Scotland 3/0
FRJ Coleman    0* (4b)      TJ Murtagh    1-0-3-0
HJW Gardiner    3* (2b)     

1.1

Johnston to Gardiner, 1 wide, too far outside the offstump and its the first extra of the day

1.1

Johnston to Gardiner, 1 wide, wayward start by Johnston and its another wide outside the offstump

1.1

Johnston to Gardiner, no run, better line that time and Gardiner gets his bat out of the way as the ball goes through to the keeper.

1.2

Johnston to Gardiner, no run, its outside offstump again and Gardiner lets it go through to Wilson behind the stumps

1.3

Johnston to Gardiner, no run, gets forward to a good length ball and its hit into the ground in front of the slips. They run up and field.

1.4

Johnston to Gardiner, 1 run, strays onto the length stump and the ball is clipped through square leg

1.5

Johnston to Coleman, no run, gets forward to a good length ball and its hit into the on side

1.6

Johnston to Coleman, 1 wide, its down the legside and its called a wide. Its a long over for Johnston here.

1.6

Johnston to Coleman, 1 wide, down legside again and its another wide.

1.6

Johnston to Coleman, no run, its outside the offstump and left alone. 10 ball over there from Johnston.

End of over 2 (5 runs) Scotland 8/0
FRJ Coleman    0* (6b)      DT Johnston    1-0-5-0
HJW Gardiner    4* (6b)      TJ Murtagh    1-0-3-0

2.1

Murtagh to Gardiner, no run, gets inline and defends back down the pitch

2.2

Murtagh to Gardiner, 1 run, gets an inside edge and the ball flies down to deep square leg

2.3

Murtagh to Coleman, no run, shorter ball from Murtagh and Coleman plays inside the line

2.4

Murtagh to Coleman, 2 runs, its Coleman's first run of the morning. Its clipped through square leg

2.5

Murtagh to Coleman, no run, fuller ball from Murtagh and its hit to Porterfield at backward point

2.6

Murtagh to Coleman, no run, stays in the crease and gets hit on the pads. Its going to high so there is only a muted appeal

End of over 3 (3 runs) Scotland 11/0
FRJ Coleman    2* (10b)      TJ Murtagh    2-0-6-0
HJW Gardiner    5* (8b)      DT Johnston    1-0-5-0

3.1

Johnston to Gardiner, 1 wide, its too far outside offstump and its called another wide.

3.1

Johnston to Gardiner, no run, much better line and it can only be hit back to the bowler

3.2

Johnston to Gardiner, 1 bye, its a shorter ball and Wilson couldnt gather it cleanly

3.3

Johnston to Coleman, 1 leg bye, hits the pads and Gardiner takes off from the non-strikers end. Coleman doesnt run and then has to set off. The throw hits the strikers end and the fielders have to run and throws the ball to the non-strikers end. Coleman dives and just makes it

3.4

Johnston to Gardiner, 1 run, clips off the pads and goes down to long leg

3.5

Johnston to Coleman, no run, gets a good length ball which he just defends

3.6

Johnston to Coleman, no run, its another good length ball which is let go through to the keeper

End of over 4 (4 runs) Scotland 15/0
FRJ Coleman    2* (13b)      DT Johnston    2-0-7-0
HJW Gardiner    6* (11b)      TJ Murtagh    2-0-6-0

4.1

Murtagh to Gardiner, no run, its a good length ball. Gardiner goes back in the crease and defends

4.2

Murtagh to Gardiner, OUT, its a short ball and Gardiner goes for a pull shot. He doesnt quite time it and its an easy catch for Dockrell at short mid-wicket.

HJW Gardiner c Dockrell b Murtagh 6 (16m 13b 0x4 0x6) SR: 46.15

4.3

Murtagh to Machan, no run, its a short ball and its defended into the legside

4.4

Murtagh to Machan, no run, its a good ball outside the offstump and Machan pulls his bat away at the last minute.

4.5

Murtagh to Machan, no run, its another good length ball outside the offstump and Machan plays inside the line

4.6

Murtagh to Machan, 1 run, its a slower ball which is hit to wide mid-on. The fielders have to run and chase it down.

End of over 5 (1 run) Scotland 16/1
MW Machan    1* (4b)      TJ Murtagh    3-0-7-1
FRJ Coleman    2* (13b)      DT Johnston    2-0-7-0

5.1

Johnston to Machan, 1 run, it strays onto legstump and Machan clips the ball down to long leg. They jog through for an easy single

5.2

Johnston to Coleman, FOUR, gets an inside edge which takes the ball past the stumps and down to fine leg. No fielder there to stop it.

5.3

Johnston to Coleman, FOUR, its a slower ball from Johnston and it gets hit back past him. Niall O'Brien dives at mid-off but cant stop it

5.4

Johnston to Coleman, 1 wide, too far outside offstump again

5.4

Johnston to Coleman, 1 wide, goes down legside again and Wilson stops the ball with his pads.

5.4

Johnston to Coleman, no run, full and straight. Hits the ball up to mid-off

5.5

Johnston to Coleman, 1 wide, goes down legside again and its called a wide. Not the usual bowling display that we get from Johnston.

5.5

Johnston to Coleman, no run, good length ball. Coleman gets forward and defends

5.6

Johnston to Coleman, no run, its another straight ball to finish the over. Its defended forward and Johnston picks it up on his follow through.

End of over 6 (12 runs) Scotland 28/1
FRJ Coleman    10* (18b 2x4)      DT Johnston    3-0-19-0
MW Machan    2* (5b)      TJ Murtagh    3-0-7-1

6.1

Murtagh to Machan, no run, its a short ball which Machan gets up on his toes and plays up to mid-off

6.2

Murtagh to Machan, no run, Machan goes back in the crease and hits the ball to short mid-wicket. Dockrell does the fielding

6.3

Murtagh to Machan, FOUR, its wide outside offstump and Machan hits the ball to the cover boundary. Great shot there.

6.4

Murtagh to Machan, no run, gets a fuller ball and its driven back up to mid-on

6.5

Murtagh to Machan, no run, its outside offstump and Machan takes a swing at the ball. He misses and Wilson gathers behind the stumps.

6.6

Murtagh to Machan, FOUR, its another full ball from Murtagh. Machan gets on the front foot and drives the ball through wide mid-off. Cracking shot there from Machan.

End of over 7 (8 runs) Scotland 36/1
MW Machan    10* (11b 2x4)      TJ Murtagh    4-0-15-1
FRJ Coleman    10* (18b 2x4)      DT Johnston    3-0-19-0

7.1

Sorensen to Coleman, OUT, what a start from the new bowler. Coleman played around the ball and it knocks over his stumps.

FRJ Coleman b Sorensen 10 (29m 19b 2x4 0x6) SR: 52.63

7.2

Sorensen to Mommsen, no run, its a short ball with lots of pace and Mommsen gets his bat well out of the way

7.3

Sorensen to Mommsen, no run, its a full length ball and Mommsen defends down to point

7.4

Sorensen to Mommsen, no run, its another short ball and Mommsen doesnt want anything to do with it.

7.5

Sorensen to Mommsen, 1 wide, goes down legside and its another wide. Up to 9 wides in the innings

7.5

Sorensen to Mommsen, no run, its another good length ball and Mommsen plays inside the line. It bounces before it gets to the keeper

7.6

Sorensen to Mommsen, no run, its outside offstump and left alone. Wilson does well to gather the ball just before his boots

End of over 8 (1 run) Scotland 37/2
PL Mommsen    0* (5b)      MC Sorensen    1-0-1-1
MW Machan    10* (11b 2x4)      TJ Murtagh    4-0-15-1

8.1

Murtagh to Machan, no run, its a good length ball and Machan goes back in the crease and defends

8.2

Murtagh to Machan, no run, gets forward to the ball and defends back past the bowler. Mid-on runs in and fields.

8.3

Murtagh to Machan, SIX, its in the slot and Machan hits the ball high over the long-off boundary. Great shot there from Machan.

8.4

Murtagh to Machan, no run, goes back in the crease and hits the ball to mid-off

8.5

Murtagh to Machan, no run, its a good length ball and Machan pulls the bat away at the last minute

8.6

Murtagh to Machan, FOUR, its a short ball and Machan pulls the ball to the square leg boundary. Great over there for Scotland.

End of over 9 (10 runs) Scotland 47/2
MW Machan    20* (17b 3x4 1x6)      TJ Murtagh    5-0-25-1
PL Mommsen    0* (5b)      MC Sorensen    1-0-1-1

9.1

Sorensen to Mommsen, no run, its a good length ball and Mommsen lets it go through to the keeper

9.2

Sorensen to Mommsen, no run, its outside offstump and left alone again.

9.3

Sorensen to Mommsen, no run, Mommsen goes forward to the ball and watches it go past the bat and through to the keeper

9.4

Sorensen to Mommsen, no run, its another short ball. Mommsen goes up on his toes and cuts the ball to backward point

9.5

Sorensen to Mommsen, no run, its outside offstump and Mommsen gets his bat high in the air.

9.6

Sorensen to Mommsen, no run, its outside offstump and Mommsen doesnt even attemp a shot. First Maiden of the innings.

The powerplay finishes and Ireland turn to spin. Stirling coming on.

End of over 10 (maiden) Scotland 47/2
PL Mommsen    0* (11b)      MC Sorensen    2-1-1-1
MW Machan    20* (17b 3x4 1x6)      TJ Murtagh    5-0-25-1

10.1

Stirling to Machan, no run, gets forward and hits the ball to square leg

10.2

Stirling to Machan, 2 runs, hits the ball through mid-on. Sorensen gets onto the ball quickly but cant stop the second run

10.3

Stirling to Machan, no run, hits the ball to point and there is a loud shout of no

10.4

Stirling to Machan, 1 run, goes back in the crease and hits the ball through mid-on

10.5

Stirling to Mommsen, no run, goes back in the crease and hits the ball into the off side

10.6

Stirling to Mommsen, 2 runs, plays a late cut and Niall O'Brien has to run back and field the ball

End of over 11 (5 runs) Scotland 52/2
PL Mommsen    2* (13b)      PR Stirling    1-0-5-0
MW Machan    23* (21b 3x4 1x6)      MC Sorensen    2-1-1-1

11.1

Sorensen to Machan, FOUR, its a short ball and its pulled to fine leg. No chance of cutting that ball off. Great shot

11.2

Sorensen to Machan, no run, goes back in the crease and hits the ball to to mid-off

11.3

Sorensen to Machan, no run, stays in the crease and gets hit on the pad. There is an appeal and it was too high

11.4

Sorensen to Machan, OUT, Sorensen gets his second wicket. Machan chops the ball onto the stumps. He had been looking quite dangerous out there.

MW Machan b Sorensen 27 (31m 25b 4x4 1x6) SR: 108.00

11.5

Sorensen to MacLeod, no run, gets forward to a good length ball and its defended bacck past the bowler

11.6

Sorensen to MacLeod, no run, good pace from Sorensen and its left alone by MacLeod

Ireland have gone back to Murtagh after that one over of spin from Stirling.

End of over 12 (4 runs) Scotland 56/3
CS MacLeod    0* (2b)      MC Sorensen    3-1-5-2
PL Mommsen    2* (13b)      PR Stirling    1-0-5-0

12.1

Murtagh to Mommsen, no run, Its a good length ball that is defended forward

12.2

Murtagh to Mommsen, no run, its another full ball from Murtagh and its defended into the covers

12.3

Murtagh to Mommsen, no run, Mommsen gets forward and defends the ball again

12.4

Murtagh to Mommsen, no run, Mommsen gets forward and defends the ball back down the pitch

12.5

Murtagh to Mommsen, 1 run, its short and going down the legside. Mommsen clips the ball down to long leg

12.6

Murtagh to MacLeod, no run, MacLeod comes down the pitch and defends a short ball back to the bowler

End of over 13 (1 run) Scotland 57/3
CS MacLeod    0* (3b)      TJ Murtagh    6-0-26-1
PL Mommsen    3* (18b)      MC Sorensen    3-1-5-2

13.1

Sorensen to Mommsen, 1 run, gets on the front foot and hits the ball through extra cover. Niall O'Brien runs over and fields

13.2

Sorensen to MacLeod, no run, good length ball. MacLeod gets in line and defends

13.3

Sorensen to MacLeod, no run, short ball which MacLeod gets up on his toes and defends to cover point

13.4

Sorensen to MacLeod, no run, another good length ball, goes back and hits the ball back down the pitch. Sorensen gathers on his follow through

13.5

Sorensen to MacLeod, no run, stays in the crease and hits the ball back to the bowler. Thats another tight over there for Ireland.

13.6

Sorensen to MacLeod, no run, hits the ball into the legside and its stopped by short mid-wicket

End of over 14 (1 run) Scotland 58/3
CS MacLeod    0* (8b)      MC Sorensen    4-1-6-2
PL Mommsen    4* (19b)      TJ Murtagh    6-0-26-1

14.1

Murtagh to Mommsen, no run, good length ball from Murtagh. Mommsen gets in line and plays up to mid-on

14.2

Murtagh to Mommsen, no run, its a slower ball from Murtagh. Mommsen gets in line and deends

14.3

Murtagh to Mommsen, no run, looks to pull the ball into the legside. He misses and it hits the top of the pad and goes down to the slips

14.4

Murtagh to Mommsen, no run, its a good length ball which Mommsen goes back in the crease and defends

14.5

Murtagh to Mommsen, no run, its another straight ball from Murtagh. Mommsen just looks to defend the ball. The run rate is dropping alot here for Scotland

14.6

Murtagh to Mommsen, no run, gets onto the front foot and hits the ball back to Murtagh. Run rate now less then 4 an over.

End of over 15 (maiden) Scotland 58/3
PL Mommsen    4* (25b)      TJ Murtagh    7-1-26-1
CS MacLeod    0* (8b)      MC Sorensen    4-1-6-2

15.1

Sorensen to MacLeod, no run, looks to get onto the front foot but can only hit the ball back to the bowler

15.2

Sorensen to MacLeod, FOUR, its an attacking shot, its cut through point and its races to the rope. First run in 12 balls

15.3

Sorensen to MacLeod, no run, gets on the front foot and hits to short extra cover

15.4

Sorensen to MacLeod, no run, gets a similar ball and hits the same fielder again

15.5

Sorensen to MacLeod, 1 wide, and the wides keep coming. Down legside again.

15.5

Sorensen to MacLeod, no run, gets a good length ball and Sorensen gathers the ball

15.6

Sorensen to MacLeod, no run, gets forward and hits the ball up to mid-on. Thats Drinks.

Match State: Delay - drinks

Eddie Richardson is coming on for his first bowl in ODI cricket.

End of over 16 (5 runs) Scotland 63/3
CS MacLeod    4* (14b 1x4)      MC Sorensen    5-1-11-2
PL Mommsen    4* (25b)      TJ Murtagh    7-1-26-1

16.1

Richardson to Mommsen, FOUR, its too full to start and Mommsen is onto it in a flash. Its driven through the covers and races to the rope

16.2

Richardson to Mommsen, no run, its a good length ball and Mommsen drives the ball again. Stirling makes a good diving stop to cut off the run

16.3

Richardson to Mommsen, 1 run, its a late cut down to third man. They jog the single

16.4

Richardson to MacLeod, no run, its another full length ball from Richardson. Its hit straight to Stirling and he makes another smart stop

16.5

Richardson to MacLeod, no run, good length ball and MacLeod defends forward

16.6

Richardson to MacLeod, no run, its hit toward mid-on and they think about the run. They quite wisely turn it down. Scotland dont want to lose another wicket here.

End of over 17 (5 runs) Scotland 68/3
CS MacLeod    4* (17b 1x4)      EJ Richardson    1-0-5-0
PL Mommsen    9* (28b 1x4)      MC Sorensen    5-1-11-2

17.1

Sorensen to Mommsen, 1 run, gets forward and cuts the ball down to third man. He is onto it quickly and they dont get a second

17.2

Sorensen to MacLeod, no run, gets forward and defends. Sorensen gathers the ball off his own bowling

17.3

Sorensen to MacLeod, 1 run, its hit back past the bowler. Mid-on dives and stops the ball. So its an easy single

17.4

Sorensen to Mommsen, no run, gets forward to the ball and hits it to cover point

17.5

Sorensen to Mommsen, 1 wide, goes down legside and wides are up to 11 now

17.5

Sorensen to Mommsen, 1 run, hits the ball in front of cover and sets off straight away. Kevin O'Brien throws at the non-strikers end but misses the stumps

17.6

Sorensen to MacLeod, FOUR, its pulled through the legside and just evades the diving Dockrell. It races to the ropes.

End of over 18 (8 runs) Scotland 76/3
CS MacLeod    9* (20b 2x4)      MC Sorensen    6-1-19-2
PL Mommsen    11* (31b 1x4)      EJ Richardson    1-0-5-0

18.1

Richardson to Mommsen, no run, full ball which Mommsen chips down to mid-off

18.2

Richardson to Mommsen, no run, cuts the ball to point and Porterfield makes an excellent stop

18.3

Richardson to Mommsen, no run, gets forward and hits to mid-on

18.4

Richardson to Mommsen, no run, gets forward and defends

18.5

Richardson to Mommsen, 1 run, cuts the ball down to third man

18.6

Richardson to MacLeod, no run, its a shorter ball which MacLeod gets in line and defends

End of over 19 (1 run) Scotland 77/3
CS MacLeod    9* (21b 2x4)      EJ Richardson    2-0-6-0
PL Mommsen    12* (36b 1x4)      MC Sorensen    6-1-19-2

19.1

Dockrell to Mommsen, no run, comes forward and the ball spins past the bat. Hits the pad but no appeal

19.2

Dockrell to Mommsen, 1 run, turned round the corner and its an easy single

19.3

Dockrell to MacLeod, 1 run, looped up from Dockrell and hit down to long-off

19.4

Dockrell to Mommsen, no run, watches the ball carefully and defends

19.5

Dockrell to Mommsen, 1 run, shorter ball pulled down to Murtagh at deep square leg

19.6

Dockrell to MacLeod, 1 run, comes forward and hits the ball to square leg. Nofielder there so its an easy single

End of over 20 (4 runs) Scotland 81/3
CS MacLeod    11* (23b 2x4)      GH Dockrell    1-0-4-0
PL Mommsen    14* (40b 1x4)      EJ Richardson    2-0-6-0

20.1

Richardson to MacLeod, no run, drops the ball down in front of point and Porterfield gets into it quickly to stop the run

20.2

Richardson to MacLeod, no run, dribbles the ball to point and there is no run

20.3

Richardson to MacLeod, 1 run, cuts the ball to the cover sweeper

20.4

Richardson to Mommsen, no run, gets forward and defends

20.5

Richardson to Mommsen, FOUR, its a short ball from Richardson. Mommsen pulls the ball through square leg. Its a great shot from the Scotland captain.

20.6

Richardson to Mommsen, FOUR, two boundaries in two deliveries. Gets on the front foot and drives the ball through extra cover

End of over 21 (9 runs) Scotland 90/3
PL Mommsen    22* (43b 3x4)      EJ Richardson    3-0-15-0
CS MacLeod    12* (26b 2x4)      GH Dockrell    1-0-4-0

21.1

Johnston to MacLeod, 1 run, gets a thick outside edge and the ball goes down to third man

21.2

Johnston to Mommsen, 1 run, gets onto the front foot and gets an edge down to third man again

21.3

Johnston to MacLeod, no run, slower ball from Johnston. It can only be defended back down the pitch. Johnston gathers it on his run through

21.4

Johnston to MacLeod, 1 run, its a good length ball which is clipped though the legside. Dockrell runs in to field the ball

21.5

Johnston to Mommsen, 1 run, cuts the ball to cover point and they set off for a quik single

21.6

Johnston to MacLeod, no run, its cut to point and another good over for Scotland. Runs coming quicker since the drinks break

End of over 22 (4 runs) Scotland 94/3
CS MacLeod    14* (30b 2x4)      DT Johnston    4-0-23-0
PL Mommsen    24* (45b 3x4)      EJ Richardson    3-0-15-0

22.1

KJ O'Brien to Mommsen, 1 run, gets on the front foot and drives to the cover sweeper

22.2

KJ O'Brien to MacLeod, no run, gets on the front foot and defends forward

22.3

KJ O'Brien to MacLeod, no run, its wide of offstump and MacLeod looks to cut the ball. He misses and Wilson makes a smart stop

22.4

KJ O'Brien to MacLeod, 1 run, gets forward and hits the ball to Dockrell again

22.5

KJ O'Brien to Mommsen, no run, its a slower ball which is hit into the off-side. The fielders get to the ball quickly

22.6

KJ O'Brien to Mommsen, FOUR, its wide of offstump and Mommsen plays a great late cut. It fles past the keeper and down to the boundary

End of over 23 (6 runs) Scotland 100/3
PL Mommsen    29* (48b 4x4)      KJ O'Brien    1-0-6-0
CS MacLeod    15* (33b 2x4)      DT Johnston    4-0-23-0

23.1

Johnston to MacLeod, 1 run, its clipped down to square leg and Murtagh runs in to field

23.2

Johnston to Mommsen, no run, its a slower ball and Mommsen gets in line and defends

23.3

Johnston to Mommsen, 1 run, played down into the cover and they set off straight away. Kevin O'Brien picks up the ball and throws at the non-strikers end. Misses the stumps but Mommsen would have been home anyway

23.4

Johnston to MacLeod, no run, full length ball from Johnston and its hit to short extra cover

23.5

Johnston to MacLeod, no run, its outside the offstump and MacLeod ends up playing inside the line.

23.6

Johnston to MacLeod, no run, good length ball to finish the over. Its defended back down the pitch and Johnston does well to stop it

End of over 24 (2 runs) Scotland 102/3
CS MacLeod    16* (37b 2x4)      DT Johnston    5-0-25-0
PL Mommsen    30* (50b 4x4)      KJ O'Brien    1-0-6-0

24.1

KJ O'Brien to Mommsen, 1 run, runs the ball of the face of the bat and down to third man. Scotland are building a good partnership here

24.2

KJ O'Brien to MacLeod, 1 run, cuts the ball harder down to third man this time.

24.3

KJ O'Brien to Mommsen, no run, shorter ball from the bowler. Its pulled and lands just in front of mid-wicket

24.4

KJ O'Brien to Mommsen, 1 run, plays another late cut and it goes down to third man again

24.5

KJ O'Brien to MacLeod, no run, its a slower ball and MacLeod goes back in the crease and defends

24.6

KJ O'Brien to MacLeod, no run, looks to cut the ball but it bounces too much for him and Wilson gathers well behind the stumps

End of over 25 (3 runs) Scotland 105/3
CS MacLeod    17* (40b 2x4)      KJ O'Brien    2-0-9-0
PL Mommsen    32* (53b 4x4)      DT Johnston    5-0-25-0

25.1

Johnston to Mommsen, 1 run, thats the fifty partnership. Its hit up to a wide mid-off and they set off straight away.

25.2

Johnston to MacLeod, 1 run, gets on the front foot and drives the ball to mid-on

25.3

Johnston to Mommsen, 1 run, its outside offstump and cut down to the cover sweeper

25.4

Johnston to MacLeod, 1 run, clipped off the pads and down to Murtagh at long leg

25.5

Johnston to Mommsen, 1 run, gets on the front foot and cuts drives the ball down to the cover sweeper again

25.6

Johnston to MacLeod, no run, its a good length ball and its defended back down the pitch

End of over 26 (5 runs) Scotland 110/3
CS MacLeod    19* (43b 2x4)      DT Johnston    6-0-30-0
PL Mommsen    35* (56b 4x4)      KJ O'Brien    2-0-9-0

26.1

KJ O'Brien to Mommsen, 1 run, its turned into the legside and Mommsen gets another easy run. Not much happening from the bowler here

26.2

KJ O'Brien to MacLeod, 1 run, gets forward and knocks the ball down to third man

26.3

KJ O'Brien to Mommsen, 2 runs, gets onto his toes and cuts the ball past point. They set off for the second straight away. Good running there

26.4

KJ O'Brien to Mommsen, 1 run, pulled the ball down to deep square leg. The fielder dives on the boundary and gets the ball back in quickly to stop the second run

26.5

KJ O'Brien to MacLeod, no run, cuts the ball down through point. Porterfield gathers the ball well

26.6

KJ O'Brien to MacLeod, 1 run, cuts the ball past Porterfield at point this time. It goes down to third man and its an easy run

End of over 27 (6 runs) Scotland 116/3
CS MacLeod    21* (46b 2x4)      KJ O'Brien    3-0-15-0
PL Mommsen    39* (59b 4x4)      DT Johnston    6-0-30-0

27.1

Dockrell to MacLeod, no run, get forward and defends back to the bowler

27.2

Dockrell to MacLeod, OUT, he goes back to a ball and misses the ball. It hits the stumps and he is bowled. It was a shock because they hadnt looked in any danger out there

CS MacLeod b Dockrell 21 (65m 48b 2x4 0x6) SR: 43.75

27.3

Dockrell to Taylor, no run, lots of air from Dockrell and its defended forward

27.4

Dockrell to Taylor, no run, gets forward and defends

27.5

Dockrell to Taylor, 2 runs, chance there for Ireland. It takes the outside edge and flies past Johnston at slip. Just went to quickly for him.

27.6

Dockrell to Taylor, 1 run, goes onto the back foot and hits the ball through extra cover

End of over 28 (3 runs) Scotland 119/4
RML Taylor    3* (4b)      GH Dockrell    2-0-7-1
PL Mommsen    39* (59b 4x4)      KJ O'Brien    3-0-15-0

28.1

KJ O'Brien to Taylor, no run, outside offstump and Taylor lets the ball go through to the keeper

28.2

KJ O'Brien to Taylor, 1 run, slower ball which goes down through point. Porterfield dives and cant stop it

28.3

KJ O'Brien to Mommsen, no run, short outside offstump and its cut to Porterfield at point

28.4

KJ O'Brien to Mommsen, 1 run, pulls the ball down to deep mid-wicket. The fielder on the rope stops the boundary

28.5

KJ O'Brien to Taylor, 1 run, gets on thr front foot to a full length ball and hits the cover sweeper

28.6

KJ O'Brien to Mommsen, no run, its outside offstump and Mommsen gets his bat well out of the way.

End of over 29 (3 runs) Scotland 122/4
PL Mommsen    40* (62b 4x4)      KJ O'Brien    4-0-18-0
RML Taylor    5* (7b)      GH Dockrell    2-0-7-1

29.1

Dockrell to Taylor, no run, goes back in the crease and hits back up the pitch

29.2

Dockrell to Taylor, no run, gets forward and hits to short mid-off

29.3

Dockrell to Taylor, no run, hits the ball to short mid-wicket

29.4

Dockrell to Taylor, no run, gets forward and hits the ball up to mid-off

29.5

Dockrell to Taylor, 1 run, clips the ball of the pad and down to long-leg

29.6

Dockrell to Mommsen, no run, gets to the pitch of the ball and hits back to the bowler

End of over 30 (1 run) Scotland 123/4
PL Mommsen    40* (63b 4x4)      GH Dockrell    3-0-8-1
RML Taylor    6* (12b)      KJ O'Brien    4-0-18-0

30.1

Stirling to Taylor, 1 run, gets an inside edge onto the pad and goes into the legside

30.2

Stirling to Mommsen, no run, goes back in the crease and hits the ball to mid-wicket

30.3

Stirling to Mommsen, 1 run, turned off the legs and Johnston runs to field the ball

30.4

Stirling to Taylor, no run, gets down the pitch and defends

30.5

Stirling to Taylor, 1 run, gets forward and hits the ball down to long-on

30.6

Stirling to Mommsen, FOUR, goes down on one knee and sweeps the ball to the square leg boundary. Great shot by Mommsen.

End of over 31 (7 runs) Scotland 130/4
PL Mommsen    45* (66b 5x4)      PR Stirling    2-0-12-0
RML Taylor    8* (15b)      GH Dockrell    3-0-8-1

31.1

Dockrell to Taylor, 1 run, goes back in the crease and hits the ball down to long-on

31.2

Dockrell to Mommsen, 1 run, drops the ball into the covers and they nick a quick single

31.3

Dockrell to Taylor, no run, goes back in the crease and defends back to the bowler

31.4

Dockrell to Taylor, no run, goes for a sweep and misses the ball. It hits him on the pads but there is no appeal

31.5

Dockrell to Taylor, no run, goes back in the crease and pulls the ball to Porterfield at short mid-wicket

31.6

Dockrell to Taylor, 1 run, gets on the front foot and drives the ball to long-on again

End of over 32 (3 runs) Scotland 133/4
RML Taylor    10* (20b)      GH Dockrell    4-0-11-1
PL Mommsen    46* (67b 5x4)      PR Stirling    2-0-12-0

32.1

Stirling to Taylor, no run, comes down the pitch and defends into the off-side

32.2

Stirling to Taylor, 1 run, comes down the pitch again and this time drops the ball into the covers

32.3

Stirling to Mommsen, 1 run, clips the ball into the legside and Porterfield runs over to field

32.4

Stirling to Taylor, no run, goes back in the crease and defends

32.5

Stirling to Taylor, OUT, goes down the pitch and hits the ball to Kevin O'Brien down to long-on. Its drinks time

RML Taylor c KJ O'Brien b Stirling 11 (25m 24b 0x4 0x6) SR: 45.83

Match State: Drinks

32.6

Stirling to Berrington, no run, gets forward to the pitch of the ball and defends

End of over 33 (2 runs) Scotland 135/5
RD Berrington    0* (1b)      PR Stirling    3-0-14-1
PL Mommsen    47* (68b 5x4)      GH Dockrell    4-0-11-1

33.1

Dockrell to Mommsen, no run, gets forward to the pitch of the ball and defends

33.2

Dockrell to Mommsen, no run, gets a huge stride down the pitch and defends

33.3

Dockrell to Mommsen, no run, gets forward and defended back to Dockrell

33.4

Dockrell to Mommsen, no run, hits this one harder back to the bowler this time

33.5

Dockrell to Mommsen, no run, faster ball hit back to the bowler.

33.6

Dockrell to Mommsen, no run, Gets in line and defends back to the bowler. Thats a maiden from Dockrell

End of over 34 (maiden) Scotland 135/5
PL Mommsen    47* (74b 5x4)      GH Dockrell    5-1-11-1
RD Berrington    0* (1b)      PR Stirling    3-0-14-1

34.1

Stirling to Berrington, no run, drops the ball into the off-side and there is no run

34.2

Stirling to Berrington, FOUR, sweeps the ball down through square leg. It goes in the middle of the two fielders down there

34.3

Stirling to Berrington, no run, gets forward and hits to mid-on

34.4

Stirling to Berrington, 1 run, full toss hit down to long-on

34.5

Stirling to Mommsen, no run, gets forward and hits the ball to mid-wicket

34.6

Stirling to Mommsen, 1 run, drops the ball into the legside and they run quickly

Powerplay has now been taken.

End of over 35 (6 runs) Scotland 141/5
PL Mommsen    48* (76b 5x4)      PR Stirling    4-0-20-1
RD Berrington    5* (5b 1x4)      GH Dockrell    5-1-11-1

35.1

Dockrell to Mommsen, 1 run, gets on the front foot and drives down to long-off

35.2

Dockrell to Berrington, 1 run, gets forward and hits the ball to the cover sweeper

35.3

Dockrell to Mommsen, no run, shorter and cut to short third man

35.4

Dockrell to Mommsen, no run, goes back in the crease and watches for the spin. Defended back to the bowler

35.5

Dockrell to Mommsen, 1 run, drops the ball into the legside and its the fifty for Mommsen

35.6

Dockrell to Berrington, no run, gets in line and watches the ball go through to the keeper

End of over 36 (3 runs) Scotland 144/5
RD Berrington    6* (7b 1x4)      GH Dockrell    6-1-14-1
PL Mommsen    50* (80b 5x4)      PR Stirling    4-0-20-1

36.1

Sorensen to Mommsen, no run, good length ball that Mommsen defends back down the pitch

36.2

Sorensen to Mommsen, no run, gets onto thr front foot but cant get the ball past Porterfield at mid-wicket

36.3

Sorensen to Mommsen, no run, gets forward and drives the ball. There is a dive at short mid-on and it cuts out the run

36.4

Sorensen to Mommsen, no run, hits the ball to mid-wicket and its another smart stop by the fielder

36.5

Sorensen to Mommsen, no run, gets a good length ball which swings back in. It hits him somewhere very painful. We might have a bit of a delay here. Hope that he was wearing a box there!

36.6

Sorensen to Mommsen, 1 run, gets on the drive and hits it down to mid-on. Good powerplay for Ireland so far

End of over 37 (1 run) Scotland 145/5
PL Mommsen    51* (86b 5x4)      MC Sorensen    7-1-20-2
RD Berrington    6* (7b 1x4)      GH Dockrell    6-1-14-1

37.1

Dockrell to Mommsen, FOUR, comes down the pitch and turns it into a full toss. It goes all the way to the wide long-off boundary

37.2

Dockrell to Mommsen, no run, comes forward and defends into the covers

37.3

Dockrell to Mommsen, no run, defends the ball back to the bowler

37.4

Dockrell to Mommsen, 1 wide, spins down the legside and its called a wide

37.4

Dockrell to Mommsen, no run, comes forward to the pitch of the ball and hits it back to the bowler

37.5

Dockrell to Mommsen, no run, hits the ball to the extra cover fielder

37.6

Dockrell to Mommsen, no run, goes back in the crease and cuts the ball to point

End of over 38 (5 runs) Scotland 150/5
PL Mommsen    55* (92b 6x4)      GH Dockrell    7-1-19-1
RD Berrington    6* (7b 1x4)      MC Sorensen    7-1-20-2

38.1

Sorensen to Berrington, 1 run, guides the ball off the face of the bat and down to third man

38.2

Sorensen to Mommsen, FOUR, great shot by Mommsen. He gets onto the front foot and drives the ball back past the bowler. The fielders dont even run for it

38.3

Sorensen to Mommsen, no run, tries the same shot again but doesnt time it well. It goes up to mid-off

38.4

Sorensen to Mommsen, FOUR, hits the ball in the air over mid-wicket. Kevin puts one hand in the air but cant stop it and it races away

38.5

Sorensen to Mommsen, no run, doesnt give him much room with a good length ball and its hit to mid-wicket

38.6

Sorensen to Mommsen, 1 run, guides the ball down to third man and they jog through. Good over for Scotland, 10 runs coming off it.

End of over 39 (10 runs) Scotland 160/5
PL Mommsen    64* (97b 8x4)      MC Sorensen    8-1-30-2
RD Berrington    7* (8b 1x4)      GH Dockrell    7-1-19-1

39.1

Dockrell to Mommsen, 1 run, gets forward and hits down to long-off

39.2

Dockrell to Berrington, no run, gets forward and drops the ball into the covers. The fielders run in quickly

39.3

Dockrell to Berrington, OUT, Berrington comes down the pitch and hits the ball in the air down to Long-off. Sorensen takes a good catch.

RD Berrington c Sorensen b Dockrell 7 (16m 10b 1x4 0x6) SR: 70.00

The batsmen crossed so Mommsen is still on strike.

39.4

Dockrell to Murphy, no run, sorry they didnt cross and Murphy hits the first ball back to the bowler

39.5

Dockrell to Murphy, no run, guides the ball to point

39.6

Dockrell to Murphy, no run, hits the ball back to the bowler and thats the end of the power play

End of over 40 (1 run) Scotland 161/6
D Murphy    0* (3b)      GH Dockrell    8-1-20-2
PL Mommsen    65* (98b 8x4)      MC Sorensen    8-1-30-2

40.1

Sorensen to Mommsen, 1 run, clipped off the pads by Mommsen and down to long leg. Alot will rest on the Scottish captain here.

40.2

Sorensen to Murphy, no run, gets turned around by a good length ball and it can only be defended

40.3

Sorensen to Murphy, no run, gets forward to a good length ball and hits up to mid-on

40.4

Sorensen to Murphy, 1 run, turns the ball off the hips and down to long leg. There is a quick throw in so its only a single

40.5

Sorensen to Mommsen, 1 run, on legstump again and its clipped down to long leg again

40.6

Sorensen to Murphy, 1 run, slower ball hit to Johnston at wide mid-off

End of over 41 (4 runs) Scotland 165/6
D Murphy    2* (7b)      MC Sorensen    9-1-34-2
PL Mommsen    67* (100b 8x4)      GH Dockrell    8-1-20-2

41.1

Dockrell to Murphy, OUT, Murphy comes down the pitch and looks to defend the ball. It spins past the bat and Wilson gathers the ball and takes off the bails. Umpire Smith raises the finger.

D Murphy st †Wilson b Dockrell 2 (7m 8b 0x4 0x6) SR: 25.00

41.2

Dockrell to Haq, no run, clips the ball into the legside and the short mid-wicket fields

41.3

Dockrell to Haq, OUT, he is gone second ball. Haq went back in the crease and the ball hits him on the pads. He is hit in front of the stumps and Umpire Cloete gives him out

RM Haq lbw b Dockrell 0 (1m 2b 0x4 0x6) SR: 0.00

41.4

Dockrell to Sharif, no run, hits the ball to short extra cover

41.5

Dockrell to Sharif, no run, gets on the front foot and up to mid-off

41.6

Dockrell to Sharif, no run, gets forward and defends up to mid-off. Thats a double wicket maiden for Dockrell.

End of over 42 (wicket maiden) Scotland 165/8
SM Sharif    0* (3b)      GH Dockrell    9-2-20-4
PL Mommsen    67* (100b 8x4)      MC Sorensen    9-1-34-2

42.1

Murtagh to Mommsen, FOUR, great shot from Mommsen. He gets to the pitch of the ball and drives it back past the bowler

42.2

Murtagh to Mommsen, 1 run, cuts the ball down in front of Stirling at point. they nick a quick single

42.3

Murtagh to Sharif, no run, gets forward and Sharif hits the ball up to mid-on

42.4

Murtagh to Sharif, no run, guides the ball to point and Porterfield stops the ball

42.5

Murtagh to Sharif, no run, gets forward to a good length ball and hits it up to Johnston at mid-off

42.6

Murtagh to Sharif, FOUR, gets an edge down legside and Wilson dives for the ball. He cant stop it and it races to the rope

End of over 43 (9 runs) Scotland 174/8
SM Sharif    4* (7b 1x4)      TJ Murtagh    8-1-35-1
PL Mommsen    72* (102b 9x4)      GH Dockrell    9-2-20-4

43.1

Dockrell to Mommsen, 1 run, clipped off the pads and through square leg

43.2

Dockrell to Sharif, no run, gets in line and plays the ball back to the bowler

43.3

Dockrell to Sharif, 1 run, gets forward and hits down to long-off

43.4

Dockrell to Mommsen, no run, gets hit on the pads but it was going down legside

43.5

Dockrell to Mommsen, 1 run, drops the ball into the legside and Wilson has to turn from behind the stumps and field

43.6

Dockrell to Sharif, 1 run, goes back in the crease and hits the ball down to long-on

Thats the end of Dockrell. That was his best figures in a ODI.

End of over 44 (4 runs) Scotland 178/8
SM Sharif    6* (10b 1x4)      GH Dockrell    10-2-24-4
PL Mommsen    74* (105b 9x4)      TJ Murtagh    8-1-35-1

44.1

Murtagh to Sharif, 1 run, gets forward and hits the ball down to long-on

44.2

Murtagh to Mommsen, no run, good length ball from Murtagh and its defended back to him

44.3

Murtagh to Mommsen, no run, gets forward again and hits the ball into the off-side. Murtagh runs himself and fields

44.4

Murtagh to Mommsen, 2 runs, hits the ball high in the air down to cow corner. It plugs in the grass and the fielder stops it

44.5

Murtagh to Mommsen, 1 run, goes back in the crease and hits back past the bowler. Its an easy single as the field is spread

44.6

Murtagh to Sharif, FOUR, gets onto the front foot and smacks a drive through extra cover. What a great shot by Sharif

End of over 45 (8 runs) Scotland 186/8
SM Sharif    11* (12b 2x4)      TJ Murtagh    9-1-43-1
PL Mommsen    77* (109b 9x4)      GH Dockrell    10-2-24-4

45.1

Johnston to Mommsen, 1 run, gets forward to the ball and hits to short extra cover. its an easy single

45.2

Johnston to Sharif, 1 run, plays a late cut and the ball goes down to fine third man

45.3

Johnston to Mommsen, 1 run, hits the ball up to wide mid-off. He throws at the non-strikers end. It missed but Mommsen was well home

45.4

Johnston to Sharif, 1 run, clipped off the pads and down to short long leg. You feel that Scotland need to be hitting boundaries here.

45.5

Johnston to Mommsen, 1 run, gets to the pitch of the ball and hits it down to the cover weeper

45.6

Johnston to Sharif, 1 wide, its a short bouncer which goes down the legside

45.6

Johnston to Sharif, 1 run, Johnston goes for another short ball and Sharif does well to guide it down to third man.

End of over 46 (7 runs) Scotland 193/8
SM Sharif    14* (15b 2x4)      DT Johnston    7-0-37-0
PL Mommsen    80* (112b 9x4)      TJ Murtagh    9-1-43-1

46.1

Sorensen to Sharif, no run, good length ball which is hit back up the pitch.

46.2

Sorensen to Sharif, 1 run, its a short ball which sits up and is cut to the cover sweeper

46.3

Sorensen to Mommsen, 1 run, hits the ball down to deep square leg. It bounces three times before it gets to the fielder

46.4

Sorensen to Sharif, no run, looks to clip the ball down to long leg. Gets an inside edge onto the pad and Sorensen fields himself

46.5

Sorensen to Sharif, 1 run, hits the ball up to mid-wicket and they take a quick single

46.6

Sorensen to Mommsen, no run, its a short ball hit straight to the mid-wicket fielder. Sharif had set off for the run and gets sent back quickly.

End of over 47 (3 runs) Scotland 196/8
PL Mommsen    81* (114b 9x4)      MC Sorensen    10-1-37-2
SM Sharif    16* (19b 2x4)      DT Johnston    7-0-37-0

47.1

Johnston to Sharif, no run, its a good length ball and its hit up to extra cover

47.2

Johnston to Sharif, 1 run, its a full ball from Johnston and they take on mid-on. He cant stop the run

47.3

Johnston to Mommsen, no run, its a short wide ball and Mommsen misses out there. He tries to cut the ball but it was too fast for him

47.4

Johnston to Mommsen, 1 run, its another short ball and its pulled down to Kevin O'Brien at deep square leg

47.5

Johnston to Sharif, FOUR, gets the outside edge and it takes it past the keeper. It races to the rope

47.6

Johnston to Sharif, FOUR, gets a thick outside edge and its past the keeper and to the rope again

End of over 48 (10 runs) Scotland 206/8
SM Sharif    25* (23b 4x4)      DT Johnston    8-0-47-0
PL Mommsen    82* (116b 9x4)      MC Sorensen    10-1-37-2

48.1

Murtagh to Mommsen, 1 run, plays the ball down to Stirling at point. They set off for the run quickly and Stirling doesnt throw at the stumps

48.2

Murtagh to Sharif, 1 run, hits the ball to Porterfield at extra cover. He thinks about throwing at the stumps abut doesnt want the overthrow

48.3

Murtagh to Mommsen, 1 run, hits the ball to Dockrell at cover point and he stops the ball

48.4

Murtagh to Sharif, OUT, gets a good yorker from Murtagh. It goes up to Porterfield at mid-off. He throws at the non-strikers end and Sharif is out by a couple of yards

SM Sharif run out 26 (25m 25b 4x4 0x6) SR: 104.00

48.5

Murtagh to Wardlaw, 1 run, hits the ball into the vacant mid-wicket region and Murtagh runs and fields himself

48.6

Murtagh to Mommsen, no run, lets the ball go through to the keeper.

End of over 49 (4 runs) Scotland 210/9
PL Mommsen    84* (119b 9x4)      TJ Murtagh    10-1-47-1
I Wardlaw    1* (1b)      DT Johnston    8-0-47-0

49.1

Johnston to Mommsen, FOUR, its in the slot and hit high to the long-off boundary

49.2

Johnston to Mommsen, 1 run, clipped off the pads and down to square leg

49.3

Johnston to Wardlaw, FOUR, gets to the picth of the ball and drive it down through wide long-off

49.4

Johnston to Wardlaw, 2 runs, hits the ball through extra cover and the fielder has to run a long way to stop the boundary

49.5

Johnston to Wardlaw, 1 run, hits the ball high in the air and it lands safe at square leg

49.6

Johnston to Mommsen, 1 run, gets a good length ball which is hit straight to Dockrell at mid-wicket. He takes his eye off the ball and drops it. Thats the end of the innings. Scotland get to 223.

Scotlands innings was based heavily around their captain, Preston Mommsen hit a very good 91. When Mommsen and MacLeod was at the crease it looked like they might have been buliding a good partnership. Regular wickets then fell and both Dockrell and Sorensen ended up with their best figures in an ODI. Scotland will feel that they have a total that they can defend so please join me in 45 minutes when Ireland will start their reply.

Match State: Innings Break

End of over 50 (13 runs) Scotland 223/9
PL Mommsen    91* (122b 10x4)      DT Johnston    9-0-60-0
I Wardlaw    7* (4b 1x4)      TJ Murtagh    10-1-47-1
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