ICC World Cricket League Championship, 51st Match: Ireland v Scotland at Belfast, Sep 6, 2013
Ireland won by 1 wicket (with 1 ball remaining)
6 September 2013 (50-over match)

Ok, we are back and Wardlaw is going to be bowling first from the Dundonald end. Porterfield to face for Ireland.

0.1

Wardlaw to Porterfield, no run, its a full ball from Wardlaw that Porterfield digs out

0.2

Wardlaw to Porterfield, no run, its another full length ball that Porterfield reaches forward to and defends

0.3

Wardlaw to Porterfield, 1 run, its guided down to third man and its an easy single

0.4

Wardlaw to Stirling, 1 run, its a short ball and Stirling pulls it down to deep square leg

0.5

Wardlaw to Porterfield, no run, goes for an expansive drive outside the offstump and misses. It had a lot of bounce and Porterfield is lucky not to get an edge there

0.6

Wardlaw to Porterfield, no run, gets forward and plays the ball back down the pitch

End of over 1 (2 runs) Ireland 2/0 (222 runs required from 49 overs, RR: 2.00, RRR: 4.53)

    • WTS Porterfield 1 (5b)
    • PR Stirling 1 (1b)
    • I Wardlaw 1-0-2-0
1.1

Sharif to Stirling, no run, good length ball and Stirling gets in line and defends

1.2

Sharif to Stirling, no run, its a good length ball which is hit to wide mid-off

1.3

Sharif to Stirling, FOUR, its a wide ball and Stirling cuts it hard thrrough point

1.4

Sharif to Stirling, 2 runs, dropped Stirling cuts the next ball as well and the Machan at point drops an easy catch.

1.5

Sharif to Stirling, 1 wide, too high with the bouncer and the square leg umpire calls it wide

1.5

Sharif to Stirling, no run, gets in ine and defends into the off-side

1.6

Sharif to Stirling, no run, its another fast short ball. Stirling gets on his toes and plays the ball down at his own feet

End of over 2 (7 runs) Ireland 9/0 (215 runs required from 48 overs, RR: 4.50, RRR: 4.47)

    • PR Stirling 7 (7b 1x4)
    • WTS Porterfield 1 (5b)
    • SM Sharif 1-0-7-0
    • I Wardlaw 1-0-2-0
2.1

Wardlaw to Porterfield, no run, its another good length ball from Wardlaw. Porterfield defends back down the pitch

2.2

Wardlaw to Porterfield, no run, stays in line and defends back to the bowler

2.3

Wardlaw to Porterfield, no run, tucks the ball off the hip and down to square leg. The fielder is there so there is no run

2.4

Wardlaw to Porterfield, FOUR, its an edge which goes through the slips. It was a tough chance and it races to the third man boundary

2.5

Wardlaw to Porterfield, 2 runs, hits the ball through the covers and a misfield means they get the second easily

2.6

Wardlaw to Porterfield, no run, gets an inside edge which just goes past the stumps

End of over 3 (6 runs) Ireland 15/0 (209 runs required from 47 overs, RR: 5.00, RRR: 4.44)

    • WTS Porterfield 7 (11b 1x4)
    • PR Stirling 7 (7b 1x4)
    • I Wardlaw 2-0-8-0
    • SM Sharif 1-0-7-0
3.1

Sharif to Stirling, no run, full ball that Stirling hits hard back to the bowler. Sharif stops it well

3.2

Sharif to Stirling, 1 run, guides the ball through point and the fielder cant stop it. Third man runs in to field.

3.3

Sharif to Porterfield, FOUR, its a fast short ball and Porterfield plays a half pull shot. It races square on the offside and there is no one to stop it.

3.4

Sharif to Porterfield, 1 run, gets to the pitch of the ball and hits it up to wide mid-on

3.5

Sharif to Stirling, no run, its a good length ball and its hit into the covers where the fielder is onto it quickly

3.6

Sharif to Stirling, no run, clipped off the pads and down to short long leg. Instant shout of no from Porterfield

End of over 4 (6 runs) Ireland 21/0 (203 runs required from 46 overs, RR: 5.25, RRR: 4.41)

    • PR Stirling 8 (11b 1x4)
    • WTS Porterfield 12 (13b 2x4)
    • SM Sharif 2-0-13-0
    • I Wardlaw 2-0-8-0
4.1

Wardlaw to Porterfield, FOUR, its a good length ball and its driven through the covers. MacLeod chases after the ball but cant stop it

4.2

Wardlaw to Porterfield, no run, not as much room that time from Wardlaw and Porterfield defends

4.3

Wardlaw to Porterfield, no run, drops the ball into the off-side and the fielders are in quickly to stop the run

4.4

Wardlaw to Porterfield, no run, good length ball from the bowler tucks Porterfield up and he can only defend it back down the pitch

4.5

Wardlaw to Porterfield, no run, another good fast ball from the bowler. Porterfield guides it to point

4.6

Wardlaw to Porterfield, no run, its a touch shorter and Porterfield goes for an expansive drive. He misses and it goes through to Murphy behind the stumps.

End of over 5 (4 runs) Ireland 25/0 (199 runs required from 45 overs, RR: 5.00, RRR: 4.42)

    • WTS Porterfield 16 (19b 3x4)
    • PR Stirling 8 (11b 1x4)
    • I Wardlaw 3-0-12-0
    • SM Sharif 2-0-13-0
5.1

Sharif to Stirling, FOUR, its a good length ball and comes into Stirling's hitting area. He whacks it to long on boundary

5.2

Sharif to Stirling, no run, gets cut to point and it takes a bobble before being gathered by the fielder

5.3

Sharif to Stirling, 1 run, strays onto legstump and is clipped through square leg

5.4

Sharif to Porterfield, no run, its another good fast ball from Sharif. Its defended into the off-side by Porterfield

5.5

Sharif to Porterfield, FOUR, this ball is a touch wider from Sharif and he gets driven through extra cover and to the rope

5.6

Sharif to Porterfield, FOUR, its another boundary. This time Porterfield pushes at the ball and it races up to mid-off. The fielder dives and cant stop the ball.

End of over 6 (13 runs) Ireland 38/0 (186 runs required from 44 overs, RR: 6.33, RRR: 4.22)

    • WTS Porterfield 24 (22b 5x4)
    • PR Stirling 13 (14b 2x4)
    • SM Sharif 3-0-26-0
    • I Wardlaw 3-0-12-0
6.1

Wardlaw to Stirling, no run, hits the ball back past the bowler. It hits the stumps at the non-strikers end and there is no run.

6.2

Wardlaw to Stirling, 1 run, gets a good length ball on legstump and its hit up toward mid-on. An easy single there

6.3

Wardlaw to Porterfield, 1 run, drops the ball down in front of cover point. Porterfield sets off straight away and is well home

6.4

Wardlaw to Stirling, 1 wide, its another bouncer and it flies over the top of Stirlings head. He really isnt that tall.

6.4

Wardlaw to Stirling, no run, much better length that time and Stirling gets in line and defends

6.5

Wardlaw to Stirling, no run, gets to the pitch of the ball and drives up to mid-on. Machan makes a good stop there

6.6

Wardlaw to Stirling, no run, almost gets through his defenses. Its a bottom edge which hits the floor and then goes to slip.

End of over 7 (3 runs) Ireland 41/0 (183 runs required from 43 overs, RR: 5.85, RRR: 4.25)

    • PR Stirling 14 (19b 2x4)
    • WTS Porterfield 25 (23b 5x4)
    • I Wardlaw 4-0-15-0
    • SM Sharif 3-0-26-0
7.1

Sharif to Porterfield, FOUR, its wide of offstump and Porterfield cuts the ball between the fielders. It races to the extra cover boundary

7.2

Sharif to Porterfield, no run, better line from Sharif and Porterfield defends it into the on-side

7.3

Sharif to Porterfield, no run, hits the ball in the air into the legside and it drops just before the square leg fielder

7.4

Sharif to Porterfield, 1 run, its a good length ball hit towards short mid-on. Porterfield calls for the quick single and they make it home

7.5

Sharif to Stirling, no run, guides the ball down to point and its stopped by MacLeod

7.6

Sharif to Stirling, no run, its a good length ball which Sharif does well to stop on his follow through

End of over 8 (5 runs) Ireland 46/0 (178 runs required from 42 overs, RR: 5.75, RRR: 4.23)

    • PR Stirling 14 (21b 2x4)
    • WTS Porterfield 30 (27b 6x4)
    • SM Sharif 4-0-31-0
    • I Wardlaw 4-0-15-0
8.1

Wardlaw to Porterfield, 3 runs, its hit straight toward cover point. It takes an a horrible bounce just before the fielder and he cant stop it

8.2

Wardlaw to Stirling, 1 run, hits the ball just before extra cover. He dived forward and couldnt get to the ball. Hard to call that a chance

8.3

Wardlaw to Porterfield, no run, its outside offstump and Porterfield lets it go through to the keeper

8.4

Wardlaw to Porterfield, no run, its much straighter from Wardlaw and clipped to the fielder at square leg

8.5

Wardlaw to Porterfield, FOUR, its another good length ball and Porterfield stays in his crease and drives through extra cover. Great shot from the Irish captain.

8.6

Wardlaw to Porterfield, no run, chips the ball in the air down to mid-on. One bounce and its fielded by the fielder

End of over 9 (8 runs) Ireland 54/0 (170 runs required from 41 overs, RR: 6.00, RRR: 4.14)

    • WTS Porterfield 37 (32b 7x4)
    • PR Stirling 15 (22b 2x4)
    • I Wardlaw 5-0-23-0
    • SM Sharif 4-0-31-0
9.1

Taylor to Stirling, no run, its a left arm round the wicket and Stirling misses with the drive

9.2

Taylor to Stirling, no run, Stirling gets in line this time and its defended back to the bowler

9.3

Taylor to Stirling, 1 run, its knocked back past the bowler and long-on is deep so its an easy single

9.4

Taylor to Porterfield, no run, its a good length ball and its driven up to mid-on

9.5

Taylor to Porterfield, no run, its a tad shorter and Porterfield has to reach forward for the ball. Its hit up to mid-on again

9.6

Taylor to Porterfield, no run, good over for Taylor finishes with Porterfield guiding the ball to point

Scotland are turning to spin. Haq coming on.

End of over 10 (1 run) Ireland 55/0 (169 runs required from 40 overs, RR: 5.50, RRR: 4.22)

    • WTS Porterfield 37 (35b 7x4)
    • PR Stirling 16 (25b 2x4)
    • RML Taylor 1-0-1-0
    • I Wardlaw 5-0-23-0
10.1

Haq to Stirling, 1 run, looped up and hit down to long-on

10.2

Haq to Porterfield, no run, gets forward and plays for the spin. Hits it down to short mid-wicket

10.3

Haq to Porterfield, 1 run, hits the ball through the covers. Its an easy single

10.4

Haq to Stirling, 1 run, plays the reverse sweep and a misfield means they get a single

10.5

Haq to Porterfield, FOUR, comes down the pitch and hits the ball down to the long-on boundary

10.6

Haq to Porterfield, no run, gets forward and defends back to the bowler

End of over 11 (7 runs) Ireland 62/0 (162 runs required from 39 overs, RR: 5.63, RRR: 4.15)

    • WTS Porterfield 42 (39b 8x4)
    • PR Stirling 18 (27b 2x4)
    • RM Haq 1-0-7-0
    • RML Taylor 1-0-1-0
11.1

Taylor to Stirling, 1 run, its a shorter ball from Taylor. It clips off the legs and down to long leg

11.2

Taylor to Porterfield, 1 run, its a full ball which is hit down to the cover sweeper

11.3

Taylor to Stirling, no run, gets turned around and hits the ball to mid-wicket

11.4

Taylor to Stirling, 1 run, leans into the shot and hits the ball down to long-on

11.5

Taylor to Porterfield, 2 wides, goes down legside and the keeper cant gather the ball.

11.5

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

11.6

Taylor to Stirling, no run, good length ball hit hard to the extra cover fielder

End of over 12 (5 runs) Ireland 67/0 (157 runs required from 38 overs, RR: 5.58, RRR: 4.13)

    • PR Stirling 20 (32b 2x4)
    • WTS Porterfield 43 (40b 8x4)
    • RML Taylor 2-0-6-0
    • RM Haq 1-0-7-0
12.1

Haq to Porterfield, no run, looped up and turned round the corner. Porterfield wanted the run. Stirling said no

12.2

Haq to Porterfield, 1 run, clipped firmer to square leg this time and the run is there

12.3

Haq to Stirling, 1 run, clipped down through square leg again and its an easy single

12.4

Haq to Porterfield, no run, Porterfield goes forward and the ball spins past the bat

12.5

Haq to Porterfield, no run, gets a big stride down the pitch and defends into the legside

12.6

Haq to Porterfield, 1 run, looks to get forward and then rocks back and plays the ball to mid-on

End of over 13 (3 runs) Ireland 70/0 (154 runs required from 37 overs, RR: 5.38, RRR: 4.16)

    • WTS Porterfield 45 (45b 8x4)
    • PR Stirling 21 (33b 2x4)
    • RM Haq 2-0-10-0
    • RML Taylor 2-0-6-0
13.1

Taylor to Porterfield, 1 run, shorter ball which is turned round to long leg

13.2

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

13.3

Taylor to Porterfield, 1 run, its a wide ball which is pushed out to the cover sweeper

13.4

Taylor to Stirling, no run, its a full length ball which is driven to Berrington at short mid-on

13.5

Taylor to Stirling, 1 run, pitches the ball in the same place and this time gets past the fielder to long on

13.6

Taylor to Porterfield, FOUR, its another lovely cover drive from Porterfield. Brings up his 50.

End of over 14 (8 runs) Ireland 78/0 (146 runs required from 36 overs, RR: 5.57, RRR: 4.05)

    • WTS Porterfield 51 (48b 9x4)
    • PR Stirling 23 (36b 2x4)
    • RML Taylor 3-0-14-0
    • RM Haq 2-0-10-0
14.1

Haq to Stirling, no run, turns the ball onto the on-side and straight to the fielder

14.2

Haq to Stirling, no run, comes down the pitch and hits the ball to Haq

14.3

Haq to Stirling, no run, watches the ball spin and hits it back to the bowler

14.4

Haq to Stirling, no run, gets in line and hits the ball to extra cover

14.5

Haq to Stirling, 2 runs, sets up for the reverse sweep early. There is a misfield at backward point and they get a couple

14.6

Haq to Stirling, no run, its a faster ball from Haq and Stirling defends

End of over 15 (2 runs) Ireland 80/0 (144 runs required from 35 overs, RR: 5.33, RRR: 4.11)

    • PR Stirling 25 (42b 2x4)
    • WTS Porterfield 51 (48b 9x4)
    • RM Haq 3-0-12-0
    • RML Taylor 3-0-14-0
15.1

Taylor to Porterfield, 1 run, its a full toss and Porterfield hits the ball to the cover sweeper. Scotland need to start taking some wickets here.

15.2

Taylor to Stirling, no run, its a good length ball and its hit to mid-wicket

15.3

Taylor to Stirling, 1 wide, goes down legside and its called a wide. The keeper had taken off the bails but Stirling hadnt moved

15.3

Taylor to Stirling, FOUR, its a late cut there from Stirling. The fielders are up and Wardlaw cant chase it down

15.4

Taylor to Stirling, 1 run, straighter from Taylor and Stirling knocks it back past him to long-off

15.5

Taylor to Porterfield, no run, gets to the pitch of the ball and driven to mid-on

15.6

Taylor to Porterfield, 1 run, strays onto legstump and Porterfield tucks the ball round the corner.

End of over 16 (8 runs) Ireland 88/0 (136 runs required from 34 overs, RR: 5.50, RRR: 4.00)

    • WTS Porterfield 53 (51b 9x4)
    • PR Stirling 30 (45b 3x4)
    • RML Taylor 4-0-22-0
    • RM Haq 3-0-12-0
16.1

Haq to Porterfield, no run, faster ball from Haq, turned into the legside and fielded

16.2

Haq to Porterfield, FOUR, its a sweep shot which bounces twice before going to the long leg boundary

16.3

Haq to Porterfield, no run, gets a long way down the pitch and defends

16.4

Haq to Porterfield, 2 runs, turned through square leg and Machan misses the ball. Wardlaw runs well to stop it going to the boundary

16.5

Haq to Porterfield, 1 run, hits the ball though mid-wicket and Wardlaw has to run again to get the ball

16.6

Haq to Stirling, OUT, its a late cut and Mommsen takes a good catch at short third man

PR Stirling c Mommsen b Haq 30 (66m 46b 3x4 0x6) SR: 65.21

End of over 17 (7 runs) Ireland 95/1 (129 runs required from 33 overs, RR: 5.58, RRR: 3.90)

    • WTS Porterfield 60 (56b 10x4)
    • RM Haq 4-0-19-1
    • RML Taylor 4-0-22-0
17.1

Wardlaw to Porterfield, no run, gets forward to the ball an defends

17.2

Wardlaw to Porterfield, no run, hits the ball into the legside and Porterfield wants the run and gets turned back

17.3

Wardlaw to Porterfield, 1 wide, its too short and the bouncer goes over Porterfields head

17.3

Wardlaw to Porterfield, 1 run, pulled down to square leg

17.4

Wardlaw to Joyce, no run, hits the ball down to point and straight to point

17.5

Wardlaw to Joyce, no run, its outside the offstump and let go through to the keeper

17.6

Wardlaw to Joyce, no run, its defended back to the bowler and thats the end of the over

End of over 18 (2 runs) Ireland 97/1 (127 runs required from 32 overs, RR: 5.38, RRR: 3.96)

    • EC Joyce 0 (3b)
    • WTS Porterfield 61 (59b 10x4)
    • I Wardlaw 6-0-25-0
    • RM Haq 4-0-19-1
18.1

Haq to Porterfield, no run, reaches forward for the ball. It spins and hits the pad. Going down legside so no appeal

18.2

Haq to Porterfield, no run, gets forward and defends into the legside

18.3

Haq to Porterfield, no run, big stride down the pitch and defends back to Haq

18.4

Haq to Porterfield, 1 run, overpitches and lets Porterfield drive the ball through the covers

18.5

Haq to Joyce, no run, looped up again from Haq and its defended back to him

18.6

Haq to Joyce, no run, turned off the hips and short fine leg is in quickly to stop the run

End of over 19 (1 run) Ireland 98/1 (126 runs required from 31 overs, RR: 5.15, RRR: 4.06)

    • EC Joyce 0 (5b)
    • WTS Porterfield 62 (63b 10x4)
    • RM Haq 5-0-20-1
    • I Wardlaw 6-0-25-0
19.1

Wardlaw to Porterfield, OUT, its a ball outside offstump and Porterfield cuts the ball to point. MacLeod dives forward and takes a good catch. Great wicket for Scotland.

WTS Porterfield c MacLeod b Wardlaw 62 (76m 64b 10x4 0x6) SR: 96.87

Match State: Drinks

Scotland have taken two quick wickets here. Ireland were in the lead up to this point. It will be interesting to see if Scotland can take another couple of quick wickets here.

19.2

Wardlaw to NJ O'Brien, 1 run, its a short ball which Niall gets up on his toes and plays into the on-side

19.3

Wardlaw to Joyce, 1 run, its another short ball which is tucked through square leg

19.4

Wardlaw to NJ O'Brien, no run, its another short ball and its played back down the pitch by Niall

19.5

Wardlaw to NJ O'Brien, no run, its a full ball from Wardlaw and it hit to extra cover

19.6

Wardlaw to NJ O'Brien, no run, its another lovely ball from Wardlaw. It pitches short and then leaves Niall. He ends up playing inside the line

End of over 20 (2 runs) Ireland 100/2 (124 runs required from 30 overs, RR: 5.00, RRR: 4.13)

    • NJ O'Brien 1 (4b)
    • EC Joyce 1 (6b)
    • I Wardlaw 7-0-27-1
    • RM Haq 5-0-20-1
20.1

Haq to Joyce, no run, gets forward and looks to drive. Mistimes it and goes to extra cover

20.2

Haq to Joyce, no run, lots of air and its hit back to the bowler

20.3

Haq to Joyce, no run, good length ball and Joyce watches it onto the bat. Defended back down the pitch

20.4

Haq to Joyce, no run, gets forward and knocks the ball to mid-wicket

20.5

Haq to Joyce, 1 run, gets on the front foot and drives it down to long-off

20.6

Haq to NJ O'Brien, no run, looks to hit the ball into the off-side and the fielder runs in quickly from point to stop the ball

End of over 21 (1 run) Ireland 101/2 (123 runs required from 29 overs, RR: 4.80, RRR: 4.24)

    • NJ O'Brien 1 (5b)
    • EC Joyce 2 (11b)
    • RM Haq 6-0-21-1
    • I Wardlaw 7-0-27-1
21.1

Sharif to Joyce, no run, its a good length ball which turned Joyce around as he played it into the legside

21.2

Sharif to Joyce, no run, good length ball again from Sharif. Joyce goes back in the crease and defends

21.3

Sharif to Joyce, 1 run, its a shorter ball and it lets Joyce tuck the ball off his pads and down to long leg

21.4

Sharif to NJ O'Brien, no run, yorker ball from Sharif and Niall digs the ball out

21.5

Sharif to NJ O'Brien, no run, its a fast ball from Sharif. It leaves the batsman and almost takes the outside edge.

21.6

Sharif to NJ O'Brien, no run, stays in the crease and hits the ball back to the bowler

End of over 22 (1 run) Ireland 102/2 (122 runs required from 28 overs, RR: 4.63, RRR: 4.35)

    • NJ O'Brien 1 (8b)
    • EC Joyce 3 (14b)
    • SM Sharif 5-0-32-0
    • RM Haq 6-0-21-1
22.1

Haq to Joyce, no run, hits the ball in the air. It drops just before short mid-off

22.2

Haq to Joyce, no run, gets forward to the ball and knocks the ball into the cover

22.3

Haq to Joyce, 1 run, faster ball drifts onto the legstump and tucked round the corner

22.4

Haq to NJ O'Brien, no run, drops the ball short and its hit into the legside

22.5

Haq to NJ O'Brien, no run, looped up and Niall gets to the pitch of the ball and defends

22.6

Haq to NJ O'Brien, no run, gets to the pitch of the ball and drives it to Machan at short mid-off

End of over 23 (1 run) Ireland 103/2 (121 runs required from 27 overs, RR: 4.47, RRR: 4.48)

    • NJ O'Brien 1 (11b)
    • EC Joyce 4 (17b)
    • RM Haq 7-0-22-1
    • SM Sharif 5-0-32-0
23.1

Sharif to Joyce, 1 run, clipped off the pads and down to deep square leg

23.2

Sharif to NJ O'Brien, 2 runs, it strays onto the legstump and its clipped down to wide long leg

23.3

Sharif to NJ O'Brien, 1 run, its short and wide of offstump and cut down to third man

23.4

Sharif to Joyce, FOUR, its overpitched and driven up to long-on. Great shot by Joyce.

23.5

Sharif to Joyce, no run, much straighter this time from Sharif. Its defended back done the pitch

23.6

Sharif to Joyce, 1 run, clips this one off the pads and down to long leg. Thats 9 off the over for Ireland there.

End of over 24 (9 runs) Ireland 112/2 (112 runs required from 26 overs, RR: 4.66, RRR: 4.30)

    • EC Joyce 10 (21b 1x4)
    • NJ O'Brien 4 (13b)
    • SM Sharif 6-0-41-0
    • RM Haq 7-0-22-1
24.1

Haq to Joyce, no run, gets an inside edge down the legside and short long leg runs in and fields

24.2

Haq to Joyce, 1 run, drives the ball up to mid-off. They take a quick single and are easily home

24.3

Haq to NJ O'Brien, no run, gets forward again and defends

24.4

Haq to NJ O'Brien, no run, gets down the pitch and hits back to the bowler

24.5

Haq to NJ O'Brien, 1 run, wider ball from Haq and its hit to the cover sweeper

24.6

Haq to Joyce, OUT, Joyce comes down the wicket and looks to defend the ball. It spins past the bat and Murphy gathers the ball well and takes off the bails. Great stumping there for Scotland

EC Joyce st †Murphy b Haq 11 (32m 24b 1x4 0x6) SR: 45.83

End of over 25 (2 runs) Ireland 114/3 (110 runs required from 25 overs, RR: 4.56, RRR: 4.40)

    • NJ O'Brien 5 (16b)
    • RM Haq 8-0-24-2
    • SM Sharif 6-0-41-0
25.1

Sharif to NJ O'Brien, no run, overpitched and hit down to extra cover

25.2

Sharif to NJ O'Brien, no run, good length ball from Sharif and Niall hits the ball to extra cover again

25.3

Sharif to NJ O'Brien, 1 run, clipped off the legs and through wide mid-wicket. Its an easy single in the end

25.4

Sharif to Wilson, 1 leg bye, hits the pad and goes into the legside. There is a huge appeal but was going down the legside

25.5

Sharif to NJ O'Brien, 2 runs, clips the ball through mid-wicket for a couple

25.6

Sharif to NJ O'Brien, no run, goes back in the crease and hits the ball down to mid-off

End of over 26 (4 runs) Ireland 118/3 (106 runs required from 24 overs, RR: 4.53, RRR: 4.41)

    • NJ O'Brien 8 (21b)
    • GC Wilson 0 (1b)
    • SM Sharif 7-0-44-0
    • RM Haq 8-0-24-2
26.1

Haq to Wilson, no run, gets to the pitch of the ball and hits back to the bowler

26.2

Haq to Wilson, no run, drops the ball into the off-side. Wilson wants the run and gets turned back

26.3

Haq to Wilson, 2 runs, gets a edge which takes it past the keeper.

26.4

Haq to Wilson, OUT, its a wide ball and Wilson looks to cut the ball. He gets a thin edge through to the keeper and Ireland are 4 down

GC Wilson c †Murphy b Haq 2 (3m 5b 0x4 0x6) SR: 40.00

26.5

Haq to KJ O'Brien, no run, gets forward to the ball and defends back to the bowler

26.6

Haq to KJ O'Brien, no run, turns the ball into the legside and it goes straight to the fielder

End of over 27 (2 runs) Ireland 120/4 (104 runs required from 23 overs, RR: 4.44, RRR: 4.52)

    • KJ O'Brien 0 (2b)
    • NJ O'Brien 8 (21b)
    • RM Haq 9-0-26-3
    • SM Sharif 7-0-44-0
27.1

Taylor to NJ O'Brien, 4 byes, the keeper is standing up and he cant gather the ball. It races to the boundary

27.2

Taylor to NJ O'Brien, no run, outside offstump and its through to the keeper

27.3

Taylor to NJ O'Brien, no run, good length ball that Niall gets inline and defends

27.4

Taylor to NJ O'Brien, no run, hits the ball into the legside and its straight to the fielder

27.5

Taylor to NJ O'Brien, no run, slower full ball from Taylor and its hit back down the pitch

27.6

Taylor to NJ O'Brien, 1 run, its hit down to long-on and they jog the single

End of over 28 (5 runs) Ireland 125/4 (99 runs required from 22 overs, RR: 4.46, RRR: 4.50)

    • NJ O'Brien 9 (27b)
    • KJ O'Brien 0 (2b)
    • RML Taylor 5-0-23-0
    • RM Haq 9-0-26-3
28.1

Haq to NJ O'Brien, no run, gets forward to the pitch of the ball and defends

28.2

Haq to NJ O'Brien, no run, gets forward and hits to extra cover

28.3

Haq to NJ O'Brien, no run, big step forward and defends

28.4

Haq to NJ O'Brien, no run, faster ball and Niall goes back in the crease and defends

28.5

Haq to NJ O'Brien, no run, big step forward and its back to the bowler

28.6

Haq to NJ O'Brien, no run, its a maiden to finish from Haq. Its a good length ball which is defended

End of over 29 (maiden) Ireland 125/4 (99 runs required from 21 overs, RR: 4.31, RRR: 4.71)

    • NJ O'Brien 9 (33b)
    • KJ O'Brien 0 (2b)
    • RM Haq 10-1-26-3
    • RML Taylor 5-0-23-0
29.1

Taylor to KJ O'Brien, 1 run, clipped through the legside and they set off straight away

29.2

Taylor to NJ O'Brien, 1 run, its wide of offstump and its cut to the cover sweeper

29.3

Taylor to KJ O'Brien, 2 runs, its cut down through point and third man has to run a long way to get the ball

29.4

Taylor to KJ O'Brien, OUT, its another quick ball and Kevin flashes at the ball. It takes an edge and the keeper makes a regulation catch. Game on here.

KJ O'Brien c †Murphy b Taylor 3 (12m 5b 0x4 0x6) SR: 60.00

29.5

Taylor to Johnston, 1 run, its wide of offstump and Johnston hits the ball through the covers. He calls for a single straight away

29.6

Taylor to NJ O'Brien, no run, its a shortb ball and Niall plays it down at his own feet

End of over 30 (5 runs) Ireland 130/5 (94 runs required from 20 overs, RR: 4.33, RRR: 4.70)

    • NJ O'Brien 10 (35b)
    • DT Johnston 1 (1b)
    • RML Taylor 6-0-28-1
    • RM Haq 10-1-26-3
30.1

MacLeod to Johnston, no run, full ball to start. Its hit up to short mid-off

30.2

MacLeod to Johnston, 1 run, Johnston gets on the front foot and drives the ball to the cover sweeper

30.3

MacLeod to NJ O'Brien, OUT, its slanted across the batsman and Niall gets a thin edge through to the keeper. Scotland are on fire here. Ireland have lost 6 wickets for 33 runs.

NJ O'Brien c †Murphy b MacLeod 10 (44m 36b 0x4 0x6) SR: 27.77

30.4

MacLeod to Richardson, no run, its a good length ball which Richardson hits back to the bowler

30.5

MacLeod to Richardson, no run, another full length ball and its hit into the covers

30.6

MacLeod to Richardson, 1 run, its an edge past the keeper and that is Richardson's first runs in international cricket

End of over 31 (2 runs) Ireland 132/6 (92 runs required from 19 overs, RR: 4.25, RRR: 4.84)

    • EJ Richardson 1 (3b)
    • DT Johnston 2 (3b)
    • CS MacLeod 1-0-2-1
    • RML Taylor 6-0-28-1
31.1

Taylor to Richardson, no run, its a fast ball outside the offstump and Richardson reaches for the ball. It goes through to the keeper

31.2

Taylor to Richardson, no run, its a good length ball which Richardson plays back to the bowler

31.3

Taylor to Richardson, no run, its outside the offstump and its a swing and a miss from the batter.

31.4

Taylor to Richardson, FOUR, there is a better connection with that one. The ball is outside offstump and cut hard square on the off-side

31.5

Taylor to Richardson, FOUR, this shot is even better. Its cut square on the off-side again and it flies to the rope

31.6

Taylor to Richardson, no run, clips the pad and goes down the legside. The keeper takes the ball well

End of over 32 (8 runs) Ireland 140/6 (84 runs required from 18 overs, RR: 4.37, RRR: 4.66)

    • EJ Richardson 9 (9b 2x4)
    • DT Johnston 2 (3b)
    • RML Taylor 7-0-36-1
    • CS MacLeod 1-0-2-1
32.1

MacLeod to Johnston, no run, its outside offstump and hit up to mid-off

32.2

MacLeod to Johnston, 1 run, Johnston hits the ball up to mid-off. they decide to take on his arm and get the single easily

32.3

MacLeod to Richardson, no run, hits the ball in the air just past short mid-off

32.4

MacLeod to Richardson, no run, turns the ball into the legside but Wardlaw is onto the ball in a flash to stop the run

32.5

MacLeod to Richardson, 2 runs, gets an inside edge onto the pad and down through square leg

32.6

MacLeod to Richardson, no run, its a full length ball which Richardson reaches forward to and plays up to mid-off

End of over 33 (3 runs) Ireland 143/6 (81 runs required from 17 overs, RR: 4.33, RRR: 4.76)

    • EJ Richardson 11 (13b 2x4)
    • DT Johnston 3 (5b)
    • CS MacLeod 2-0-5-1
    • RML Taylor 7-0-36-1
33.1

Wardlaw to Johnston, no run, good length ball which Johnston defends into the covers

33.2

Wardlaw to Johnston, no run, short ball which Johnston ducks under the ball

33.3

Wardlaw to Johnston, no run, clips the pad and goes down the legside

33.4

Wardlaw to Johnston, 1 run, guides the ball down to third man and its an easy single

33.5

Wardlaw to Richardson, no run, looks to drive the ball but doesnt quite time it. Goes into the covers

33.6

Wardlaw to Richardson, no run, clips the ball off the pads and goes into the legside

End of over 34 (1 run) Ireland 144/6 (80 runs required from 16 overs, RR: 4.23, RRR: 5.00)

    • EJ Richardson 11 (15b 2x4)
    • DT Johnston 4 (9b)
    • I Wardlaw 8-0-28-1
    • CS MacLeod 2-0-5-1
34.1

MacLeod to Johnston, no run, looked to turn the ball into the legside. He misses the ball and hits the pad. There is an appeal but it was going down legside

34.2

MacLeod to Johnston, no run, gets forward and hits the ball to extra cover

34.3

MacLeod to Johnston, no run, slower ball hit to extra cover. It takes a bad bounce just before him and he takes one on the chest.

34.4

MacLeod to Johnston, no run, clips the ball down to point and there is no run

34.5

MacLeod to Johnston, no run, good lenght ball and Johnston can only defend it back to the bowler

34.6

MacLeod to Johnston, no run, hits the ball back up to mid-off and there is no run.

Batting powerplay coming up now. Will make or break this innings you feel.

End of over 35 (maiden) Ireland 144/6 (80 runs required from 15 overs, RR: 4.11, RRR: 5.33)

    • DT Johnston 4 (15b)
    • EJ Richardson 11 (15b 2x4)
    • CS MacLeod 3-1-5-1
    • I Wardlaw 8-0-28-1
35.1

Sharif to Richardson, 1 run, its wide of offstump and cut down to third man

35.2

Sharif to Johnston, no run, good length ball and Johnston tries to cut the ball. He doesnt time it and it dribbles into the cover

35.3

Sharif to Johnston, 1 run, its another wide ball which gets cut down to third man

35.4

Sharif to Richardson, no run, its a very short ball which bounces over the top of the batsman's head. Dont know why that wasnt called a wide.

35.5

Sharif to Richardson, OUT, its hit high in the air and its a simple catch by Machan at mid-off

EJ Richardson c Machan b Sharif 12 (24m 18b 2x4 0x6) SR: 66.66

35.6

Sharif to Sorensen, no run, its outside offstump and Sorensen judges the ball well to leave it alone.

End of over 36 (2 runs) Ireland 146/7 (78 runs required from 14 overs, RR: 4.05, RRR: 5.57)

    • MC Sorensen 0 (1b)
    • DT Johnston 5 (17b)
    • SM Sharif 8-0-46-1
    • CS MacLeod 3-1-5-1
36.1

MacLeod to Johnston, no run, gets a good length ball which is driven up to mid-off

36.2

MacLeod to Johnston, no run, gets forward to a good length ball and cuts it to backward point

36.3

MacLeod to Johnston, no run, its a slower ball which Johnston hits to the legside

36.4

MacLeod to Johnston, no run, gets forward and drives the ball to mid-off. Just not enough runs coming here for Ireland

36.5

MacLeod to Johnston, 1 run, its another straight ball which is hit back past the bowler

36.6

MacLeod to Sorensen, no run, its a good length ball which Sorensen hits up to short mid-on

End of over 37 (1 run) Ireland 147/7 (77 runs required from 13 overs, RR: 3.97, RRR: 5.92)

    • MC Sorensen 0 (2b)
    • DT Johnston 6 (22b)
    • CS MacLeod 4-1-6-1
    • SM Sharif 8-0-46-1
37.1

Sharif to Johnston, 1 run, its wide of offstump and cut down to third man again

37.2

Sharif to Sorensen, no run, gets hit on the pads and there is a huge appeal. Looked like it was going over the top and the Umpire says not out

37.3

Sharif to Sorensen, no run, its fast outside offstump and Sorensen gets the bat out of the way

37.4

Sharif to Sorensen, no run, its another short ball and Sorensen gets on his toes and plays the ball to point

37.5

Sharif to Sorensen, no run, its a good yorker from Sharif. Its dug out well by Sorensen. Good bowling there

37.6

Sharif to Sorensen, no run, good length ball and its driven up to mid-off

End of over 38 (1 run) Ireland 148/7 (76 runs required from 12 overs, RR: 3.89, RRR: 6.33)

    • MC Sorensen 0 (7b)
    • DT Johnston 7 (23b)
    • SM Sharif 9-0-47-1
    • CS MacLeod 4-1-6-1
38.1

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

38.2

MacLeod to Sorensen, FOUR, first boundary for a while. Its driven back past the bowler and to the long-off boundary

38.3

MacLeod to Sorensen, no run, gets in line with the ball and hit to mid-off

38.4

MacLeod to Sorensen, 2 runs, driven through the covers and Gardiner dives at the extra cover boundary. He stops the boundary

38.5

MacLeod to Sorensen, 1 wide, goes down the legside

38.5

MacLeod to Sorensen, no run, gets forward and hits the ball up to mid-off

38.6

MacLeod to Sorensen, 1 run, hits the ball in the air down to mid-on

End of over 39 (9 runs) Ireland 157/7 (67 runs required from 11 overs, RR: 4.02, RRR: 6.09)

    • MC Sorensen 7 (12b 1x4)
    • DT Johnston 8 (24b)
    • CS MacLeod 5-1-15-1
    • SM Sharif 9-0-47-1
39.1

Wardlaw to Sorensen, 1 run, its clipped through the legside and the boundary fielder stops the boundary

39.2

Wardlaw to Johnston, FOUR, its clipped off the pads and the fielder is up close and he cant stop it.

39.3

Wardlaw to Johnston, FOUR, its hit down to cow corner and the fielder runs in to get the ball. He misses it and it goes to the rope. Bad mistake there from Machan

39.4

Wardlaw to Johnston, 1 run, goes back in the crease and hits the ball up to long-on

39.5

Wardlaw to Sorensen, FOUR, Sorensen gets on the front foot and drives the ball through the covers.

39.6

Wardlaw to Sorensen, no run, its hit into the legside and Wardlaw has to run to field off his own bowling. Big over there for Ireland.

End of over 40 (14 runs) Ireland 171/7 (53 runs required from 60 balls, RR: 4.27, RRR: 5.30)

    • MC Sorensen 12 (15b 2x4)
    • DT Johnston 17 (27b 2x4)
    • I Wardlaw 9-0-42-1
    • CS MacLeod 5-1-15-1
40.1

MacLeod to Johnston, no run, its a slower ball and its hit up to extra cover

40.2

MacLeod to Johnston, 1 run, its on legstump and Johnston hits the ball down to deep square leg

40.3

MacLeod to Sorensen, no run, gets hit on the pad and there is a huge appeal. Umpire Cloete is unmoved.

40.4

MacLeod to Sorensen, no run, looks to hit the ball into the legside. He misses and it hits him on the pad. The only appeal that time was from some of the fans in the bar.

40.5

MacLeod to Sorensen, 1 run, gets on the front foot and drives the ball down to long-on

40.6

MacLeod to Johnston, 1 run, hits the ball down to wide long-on. They think of the second and then turn it down.

End of over 41 (3 runs) Ireland 174/7 (50 runs required from 54 balls, RR: 4.24, RRR: 5.55)

    • DT Johnston 19 (30b 2x4)
    • MC Sorensen 13 (18b 2x4)
    • CS MacLeod 6-1-18-1
    • I Wardlaw 9-0-42-1
41.1

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

41.2

Wardlaw to Sorensen, 1 run, its dropped into the off-side. Berrington gets to the ball quickly and just misses the stumps at the non-strikers end

41.3

Wardlaw to Johnston, no run, drives the ball but goes straight to Berrington at extra cover

41.4

Wardlaw to Johnston, FOUR, their is a huge noise off the bat. Its driven hard through extra cover.

41.5

Wardlaw to Johnston, OUT, its hit high in the air and Mommsen gets under the ball and takes an easy catch.

DT Johnston c Mommsen b Wardlaw 24 (58m 34b 3x4 0x6) SR: 70.58

The batsmen crossed, Sorensen is on strike

41.6

Wardlaw to Murtagh, no run, its a short ball and Sorensen misses with the pull. Very fast ball there from Wardlaw.

End of over 42 (6 runs) Ireland 180/8 (44 runs required from 48 balls, RR: 4.28, RRR: 5.50)

    • TJ Murtagh 0 (1b)
    • MC Sorensen 14 (19b 2x4)
    • I Wardlaw 10-0-48-2
    • CS MacLeod 6-1-18-1
42.1

Machan to Sorensen, no run, hits the ball into the legside and there is no run

42.2

Machan to Sorensen, no run, hits the ball up to short mid-off

42.3

Machan to Sorensen, no run, hits the ball back to the bowler

42.4

Machan to Sorensen, no run, faster ball and Machan runs to field himself

42.5

Machan to Sorensen, 1 run, gets to the pitch of the ball and hits it down to long off

42.6

Machan to Murtagh, 1 run, hits the ball down to long on again

End of over 43 (2 runs) Ireland 182/8 (42 runs required from 42 balls, RR: 4.23, RRR: 6.00)

    • TJ Murtagh 1 (2b)
    • MC Sorensen 15 (24b 2x4)
    • MW Machan 1-0-2-0
    • I Wardlaw 10-0-48-2
43.1

Wardlaw to Sorensen, no run, hits the ball back to the bowler

43.2

Wardlaw to Sorensen, no run, its a bouncer that has been ducked

43.3

Wardlaw to Sorensen, no run, played back to the bowler

43.4

Wardlaw to Sorensen, 1 run, pulled down to square leg

43.5

Wardlaw to Murtagh, 1 run, pulled to square leg again

43.6

Wardlaw to Sorensen, 1 run, hits the ball into the legside and its another easy single

End of over 44 (3 runs) Ireland 185/8 (39 runs required from 36 balls, RR: 4.20, RRR: 6.50)

    • MC Sorensen 17 (29b 2x4)
    • TJ Murtagh 2 (3b)
    • I Wardlaw 11-0-51-2
    • MW Machan 1-0-2-0
44.1

Machan to Sorensen, 1 run, plays the ball into the covers and its a quick single

44.2

Machan to Murtagh, no run, gets in line and plays the ball forward

44.3

Machan to Murtagh, no run, lets the ball go through to the keeper

44.4

Machan to Murtagh, no run, looks to pull the ball but cant time it

44.5

Machan to Murtagh, 1 run, hits the ball deep down to long-on and they decide against the second

44.6

Machan to Sorensen, 1 run, clips off the pads and down to square leg

End of over 45 (3 runs) Ireland 188/8 (36 runs required from 30 balls, RR: 4.17, RRR: 7.20)

    • MC Sorensen 19 (31b 2x4)
    • TJ Murtagh 3 (7b)
    • MW Machan 2-0-5-0
    • I Wardlaw 11-0-51-2
45.1

Sharif to Sorensen, no run, gets in line and hits the ball to extra cover. Ireland need some boundaries here

45.2

Sharif to Sorensen, no run, gets hit on the pads and Sorensen doesnt know where the ball went. It went no where and the bowler runs and fields

45.3

Sharif to Sorensen, 1 run, dropped its hit high in the air down to long leg. Haq dives for the ball and it pops out.

45.4

Sharif to Murtagh, no run, its outside offstump and the ball gets hit up to extra cover

45.5

Sharif to Murtagh, 1 run, its pulled down to long leg and it stopped by the fielder

45.6

Sharif to Sorensen, no run, its a short ball and Sharif does well to field of his own bowling

End of over 46 (2 runs) Ireland 190/8 (34 runs required from 24 balls, RR: 4.13, RRR: 8.50)

    • MC Sorensen 20 (35b 2x4)
    • TJ Murtagh 4 (9b)
    • SM Sharif 10-0-49-1
    • MW Machan 2-0-5-0
46.1

Machan to Murtagh, 1 run, hits the ball down to deep mid-wicket. Its getting very dark out there

46.2

Machan to Sorensen, 2 runs, hits the ball through mid-wicket. The fielders are back and they run quickly

46.3

Machan to Sorensen, 1 run, its hit down to long-off and its an easy single

46.4

Machan to Murtagh, 1 run, hits the ball to the cover sweeper

46.5

Machan to Sorensen, 1 run, hits the ball down to long-on and its another easy single

46.6

Machan to Murtagh, no run, gets forward and hits the ball down the pitch to the bowler

End of over 47 (6 runs) Ireland 196/8 (28 runs required from 18 balls, RR: 4.17, RRR: 9.33)

    • TJ Murtagh 6 (12b)
    • MC Sorensen 24 (38b 2x4)
    • MW Machan 3-0-11-0
    • SM Sharif 10-0-49-1
47.1

Taylor to Sorensen, 1 run, yorker from Taylor and its dug out into the off-side

47.2

Taylor to Murtagh, FOUR, what a shot by Murtagh. The ball is in the slot and he hits it high over the head of mid-off. One bounce before the rope.

47.3

Taylor to Murtagh, 1 run, long-off goes back and its hit straight to him

47.4

Taylor to Sorensen, FOUR, gets an inside edge past the keeper and it races to fine leg

47.5

Taylor to Sorensen, no run, its outside offstump and Sorensen misses with the drive. Its a good stop by the keeper

47.6

Taylor to Sorensen, 1 run, its driven off the back foot and to the cover sweeper. 17 needed off 2 overs to win. 16 for the tie.

End of over 48 (11 runs) Ireland 207/8 (17 runs required from 12 balls, RR: 4.31, RRR: 8.50)

    • MC Sorensen 30 (42b 3x4)
    • TJ Murtagh 11 (14b 1x4)
    • RML Taylor 9-0-50-1
    • MW Machan 3-0-11-0
48.1

Machan to Sorensen, 1 run, comes down the pitch and gets an outside edge to point.

48.2

Machan to Murtagh, 1 run, goes back in the crease and hits down to long-on

48.3

Machan to Sorensen, OUT, big wicket for Scotland. Sorensen came down the pitch and swung at the ball. He missed and Murphy takes a smart stumping.

MC Sorensen st †Murphy b Machan 31 (57m 44b 3x4 0x6) SR: 70.45

48.4

Machan to Dockrell, 1 run, hits the ball back up to the bowler and he cant stop it. They get a single.

48.5

Machan to Murtagh, 1 leg bye, hits the pad and goes into the vacant square leg region

48.6

Machan to Dockrell, 1 run, gets forward and leans into the shot. It goes to deep mid-wicket.

Ireland needs 12 off the last 6 balls. Scotland need one wicket.

End of over 49 (5 runs) Ireland 212/9 (12 runs required from 6 balls, RR: 4.32, RRR: 12.00)

    • GH Dockrell 2 (2b)
    • TJ Murtagh 12 (16b 1x4)
    • MW Machan 4-0-15-1
    • RML Taylor 9-0-50-1
49.1

Taylor to Dockrell, 1 run, hits the ball to wide mid-off. Its a single. 11 off 5

49.2

Taylor to Murtagh, 1 run, its hit down to long-on. A quick throw keeps it to a single

49.3

Taylor to Dockrell, 1 run, hits the ball down to long-on. One bounce to the fielder

49.4

Taylor to Murtagh, SIX, massive shot from Murtagh. He goes back in the crease and hits it over long-off. What a shot

49.5

Taylor to Murtagh, FOUR, its a full ball from Taylor and Murtagh gets on the front foot and drives the ball through point. The fielder cant get the ball. They chase the ball back and cant cut it off before the rope. What an end to a game!

It was an amazing finish to the game. Until Murtagh hit 10 off the last two balls you would have had to say that Scotland were favourites to win that. With Ireland winning todays game it means that Scotland cannot automatically qualify for the CWC15 and will have to go through the qualifying tournament.

On Sunday we will be back here again for the second ODI between these two teams. Hopefully it will be as exciting as todays game has been. So this is Justin Smyth saying goodbye from a very dark Stormont ground. Goodnight.

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