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

ICC World Cricket League Championship, 2011-2013/14 - 52nd match

Ireland v Scotland

Ireland won by 7 wickets (with 102 balls remaining)

3.3

Sorensen to Machan, 3 runs, its a good first ball to get, going down the legside. He clips it past Niall O'Brien and he has to chase it back.

3.5

Sorensen to Machan, no run, its a faster ball from Sorensen and it has Machan reaching for the ball. He is lucky not to get an edge on that one

3.6

Sorensen to Machan, no run, its a tad shorter and Machan ends up playing inside the line.

Scotland 17/1   MW Machan 3* (3b)

4.5

Thompson to Machan, no run, its a straight ball from Thompson and its defended back down the pitch

4.6

Thompson to Machan, no run, its outside offstump and Machan reaches for the ball. He doesnt get anything on it

Scotland 18/1   MW Machan 3* (5b)

6.1

Thompson to Machan, no run, hits a good length ball back to the bowler. Thompson does well to stop it in his follow through

6.2

Thompson to Machan, no run, its a bit shorter and its hit back to the bowler again

6.3

Thompson to Machan, no run, looks to go for a drive. It gets an inside edge and hits Machan on the pads

6.4

Thompson to Machan, no run, its a slower ball from Thompson. Machan gets in line and defends back to the bowler

6.5

Thompson to Machan, 1 run, Thompson tries the yorker and Machan gets an outside edge. Kevin O'Brien dives at second slip and gets the ball

Scotland 21/1   MW Machan 4* (10b)

7.1

Sorensen to Machan, 1 run, looks to turn the ball into the legside. Almost got through the shot too early

7.5

Sorensen to Machan, no run, gets forward and hits the ball to wide mid-off

7.6

Sorensen to Machan, no run, its a straighter ball from Sorensen and Machan defends

Scotland 23/1   MW Machan 5* (13b)

9.1

Sorensen to Machan, no run, goes back in the crease and defends the ball into the legside

9.2

Sorensen to Machan, 1 run, its a touch shorter and its hit up to wide mid-off. There is a misfield but they decide against a second

Scotland 28/1   MW Machan 6* (15b)

10.1

Thompson to Machan, no run, full length ball from Thompson. Machan reaches forward and hits the ball to cover

10.2

Thompson to Machan, no run, turns the ball onto the legside and Kevin O'Brien fields at short mid-wicket

10.3

Thompson to Machan, no run, its a touch shorter from Thompson. Machan gets up on his toes and plays the ball to cover

10.4

Thompson to Machan, FOUR, its wider from the bowler and Machan hits the ball hard through extra cover. The fielders dont even bother chasing that.

10.5

Thompson to Machan, no run, Machan looks to drive the next ball too but doesnt time it as well. Goes straight to the cover fielder

10.6

Thompson to Machan, 1 run, hits the ball up to mid-off and Machan calls for the run straight away. There is a throw at the stumps but he would have been home if they had been hit.

Scotland 33/1   MW Machan 11* (21b 1x4)

11.1

Richardson to Machan, FOUR, its overpitched to start from Richardson. Machan leans into the shot and it flies to the long-on boundary

11.2

Richardson to Machan, no run, much better length that time and the ball gets hit back to him

11.3

Richardson to Machan, no run, good length ball hit up to mid-on

11.4

Richardson to Machan, 1 run, its hit up to wide mid-on and its an easy single

Scotland 38/1   MW Machan 16* (25b 2x4)

12.1

KJ O'Brien to Machan, no run, its a slow ball to start from the bowler. Machan gets in line and defends

12.2

KJ O'Brien to Machan, no run, it a good length ball which gets a lot of bounce and Machan plays underneath the ball

12.3

KJ O'Brien to Machan, no run, Machan goes back in the crease and hits up to mid-on

12.4

KJ O'Brien to Machan, 1 run, slower ball from O'Brien which is hit out to the cover sweeper

Scotland 39/2   MW Machan 17* (29b 2x4)

13.1

Richardson to Machan, no run, its a full ball and Machan goes back in the crease and defends in to the off-side

13.2

Richardson to Machan, no run, its another full ball from Richardson. Machan gets in line and defends

13.3

Richardson to Machan, no run, Machan gets a better connection on this delivery but it goes straight to mid-off

13.4

Richardson to Machan, 2 leg byes, it hits Machan on the pads and there is a huge appeal. It gets turned down and whilst they are appealing the Scottish batsmen get two leg byes!

13.5

Richardson to Machan, 1 run, its wide of offstump and hit to the cover sweeper.

Scotland 46/2   MW Machan 18* (34b 2x4)

14.1

KJ O'Brien to Machan, 1 run, its hit hard back past the bowler. Niall O'Brien dives to his left to stop the ball

Scotland 47/2   MW Machan 19* (35b 2x4)

16.1

KJ O'Brien to Machan, no run, its a shorter ball which suprises Machan. It bounces up high and Machan does well to keep his hands down

16.2

KJ O'Brien to Machan, no run, Machan goes back in the crease and defends

16.3

KJ O'Brien to Machan, 2 runs, its a slower ball which is clipped through mid-wicket. Sorsensen has to run back and field

16.4

KJ O'Brien to Machan, no run, its a good length ball from O'Brien. Its hit back to him by Machan

16.5

KJ O'Brien to Machan, 1 run, clips the ball through the legside and Dockrell has to run from deep square leg to field

Scotland 55/2   MW Machan 22* (40b 2x4)

17.1

Dockrell to Machan, 1 run, gets a bottom edge which takes it past the keeper

17.4

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

17.5

Dockrell to Machan, no run, comes down the pitch and hits the ball back to the bowler

17.6

Dockrell to Machan, no run, looks to defend the ball and gets an inside edge onto the pads

Scotland 57/2   MW Machan 23* (44b 2x4)

18.2

KJ O'Brien to Machan, no run, hits the ball to short extra cover and Thompson stops the ball well

18.3

KJ O'Brien to Machan, OUT, its hit hard back past the bowler but this time its in the air. Niall O'Brien dives to his left and takes a very smart catch.

MW Machan c NJ O'Brien b KJ O'Brien 23 (59m 46b 2x4 0x6) SR: 50.00

Scotland 58/3   MW Machan 23 (46b 2x4)
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Sep 8, 2013

Ireland captain William Porterfield holds up the WCL Championship trophy, Ireland v Scotland, ICC World Cricket League Championship, Belfast, September 8, 2013

Ireland captain William Porterfield holds up the WCL Championship trophy

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Sep 8, 2013

Ireland celebrate with the World Cricket League Championship trophy, Ireland v Scotland, ICC World Cricket League Championship, Belfast, September 8, 2013

Ireland celebrate with the World Cricket League Championship trophy

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