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)

Good morning and welcome to the coverage of the World Cricket League game between Ireland and Scotland. My name is Justin Smyth and I am going to be bringing you ball by ball coverage of the game here at Stormont.

This is the last game for both of these teams in the World Cricket League. Hopefully the weather will be good for us today and we can have an exciting finish like we did in the first game on Friday. There has been some rain overnight and at the minute there is alot of cloud cover at the ground.

On Friday it was a case of Scotland grasping defeat from the jaws of victory. They had put themselves in a very strong position until the "Lambeth Lara", Tim Murtagh hits the winnings runs in near darkness. The match today has been moved forward because of the bad light on Friday. So today the game will begin at 10.30am. So the toss will be coming up soon.

10.00am The news from the middle is Scotland have won the toss and will bat.

There are going to be two changes to the Ireland team. Both Johnston and Murtagh drop out with injuries. Andrew White and Stuart Thompson coming in. There is also a change to the Scotland team. Rob Taylor dropping out and Gordon Drummond taking his place.

Irelands team today will be 1) William Porterfield 2) Paul Stirling 3) Ed Joyce 4) Niall O'Brien 5) Gary Wilson 6) Kevin O'Brien 7) Eddie Richardson 8) Max Sorensen 9) George Dockrell 10) Andrew White 11) Stuart Thompson.

Scotland's team 1) Hamish Gardiner 2) Fredrick Coleman 3) Matthew Machan 4)Preston Mommsen 5)Calum MacLeod 6)Richard Berrington 7) David Murphy 8) Majid Haq 9)Safyaan Sharif 10)Iain Wardlaw 11)Gordon Drummond.

With Ireland winning the game on Friday its meant that Scotland can no longer automatically qualify for CWC15. However they will get a second chance to qualify through the qualifying tournament in New Zealand next year. So hopefully with the pressure off hopefully today game will see some clean hitting and some exciting play. Stuart Thompson to open the bowling on his ODI debut for Ireland.

0.1

Thompson to Gardiner, no run, its outside offstump and Gardiner lets the ball go through to the keeper

0.2

Thompson to Gardiner, no run, its a shorter ball and Gardiner tries to turn it into the legside. He misses and it drops down at his feet

0.3

Thompson to Gardiner, no run, good length ball from Thompson and Gardiner plays the ball down to point

0.4

Thompson to Gardiner, no run, its another good length ball. Gardiner gets the front foot forward and defends

0.5

Thompson to Gardiner, no run, its outside offstump and Gardiner gets his bat in the air and lets it through to Wilson.

0.6

Thompson to Gardiner, 1 run, gets an inside edge which takes the ball just past the stumps. Coleman calls him through for the quick run.

End of over 1 (1 run) Scotland 1/0
HJW Gardiner    1* (6b)      SR Thompson    1-0-1-0
FRJ Coleman    0* (0b)     

1.1

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

1.2

Sorensen to Gardiner, FOUR, its shorter from the bowler and Gardiner gets up on his toes and cuts square on the off-side

1.3

Sorensen to Gardiner, FOUR, its the same bowl from Sorensen and it gets cut away again to the boundary. Great shot from Gardiner.

1.4

Sorensen to Gardiner, no run, good length ball hit down to backward point. Porterfield dives to his left to stop

1.5

Sorensen to Gardiner, no run, Gardiner tries to turn the ball into the legside and misses. It hits him on the pad and Dockrell fields.

1.6

Sorensen to Gardiner, 1 wide, goes down the legside

1.6

Sorensen to Gardiner, 1 wide, strays down the legside again.

1.6

Sorensen to Gardiner, 1 wide, overcompensates and goes too far outside the offstump

1.6

Sorensen to Gardiner, no run, its straighter that time and Porterfield dives at point to stop the run

End of over 2 (11 runs) Scotland 12/0
HJW Gardiner    9* (12b 2x4)      MC Sorensen    1-0-11-0
FRJ Coleman    0* (0b)      SR Thompson    1-0-1-0

2.1

Thompson to Coleman, no run, its a good length ball that Coleman watches going through to the keeper

2.2

Thompson to Coleman, no run, pitched up and Coleman does well to dig the ball out. Goes out to point.

2.3

Thompson to Coleman, 1 run, hits the ball in the air towards wide mid-off. It bounces once before the fielder gets to it

2.4

Thompson to Gardiner, no run, good length ball and Gardiner gets in line and defends

2.5

Thompson to Gardiner, no run, its anogther good length ball but it doesnt trouble the batsman

2.6

Thompson to Gardiner, no run, gets hit on the pad and there is a huge appeal. He got an inside edge on the ball and Umpire Cloete says no.

End of over 3 (1 run) Scotland 13/0
HJW Gardiner    9* (15b 2x4)      SR Thompson    2-0-2-0
FRJ Coleman    1* (3b)      MC Sorensen    1-0-11-0

3.1

Sorensen to Coleman, no run, its a short ball from Sorensen and it almost tempts Coleman into playing a shot

3.2

Sorensen to Coleman, OUT, its a good length ball and it hits Coleman on the pads. There is a huge appeal and Umpire Smith raises the finger.

FRJ Coleman lbw b Sorensen 1 (13m 5b 0x4 0x6) SR: 20.00

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.

3.4

Sorensen to Gardiner, 1 run, its clipped off the pads and goes down to Thompson at long leg

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.

End of over 4 (4 runs) Scotland 17/1
MW Machan    3* (3b)      MC Sorensen    2-0-15-1
HJW Gardiner    10* (16b 2x4)      SR Thompson    2-0-2-0

4.1

Thompson to Gardiner, no run, its pitched up outside offstump and its left alone by Gardiner.

4.2

Thompson to Gardiner, no run, straighter from the bowler and Gardiner leans into the defensive shot

4.3

Thompson to Gardiner, no run, looks to drive a good length ball. Plays down the wrong line and it goes through to the keeper

4.4

Thompson to Gardiner, 1 run, gets a thick edge to the ball and takes the ball past the slips and down to third man.

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

End of over 5 (1 run) Scotland 18/1
MW Machan    3* (5b)      SR Thompson    3-0-3-0
HJW Gardiner    11* (20b 2x4)      MC Sorensen    2-0-15-1

5.1

Sorensen to Gardiner, no run, stays in the crease and defends the ball into the off-side

5.2

Sorensen to Gardiner, no run, its another good length ball from the bowler. Gardiner gets in line and defends

5.3

Sorensen to Gardiner, no run, turns the batsman round with a good length ball. It gets hit up to mid-on

5.4

Sorensen to Gardiner, no run, another good length ball cramps Gardiner for room and its defended

5.5

Sorensen to Gardiner, no run, gets hit into the legside and Dockrell makes a smart stop

5.6

Sorensen to Gardiner, 2 runs, its clipped off the pads and down through square leg. There is no fielder there so its an easy couple of runs

End of over 6 (2 runs) Scotland 20/1
HJW Gardiner    13* (26b 2x4)      MC Sorensen    3-0-17-1
MW Machan    3* (5b)      SR Thompson    3-0-3-0

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

6.6

Thompson to Gardiner, no run, Gardiner gets forward to the ball and defends up to short extra cover

End of over 7 (1 run) Scotland 21/1
HJW Gardiner    13* (27b 2x4)      SR Thompson    4-0-4-0
MW Machan    4* (10b)      MC Sorensen    3-0-17-1

7.1

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

7.2

Sorensen to Gardiner, no run, fuller ball from Sorensen and Gardiner blocks the ball out

7.3

Sorensen to Gardiner, no run, gets forward and hits the ball out to cover point

7.4

Sorensen to Gardiner, 1 run, strays onto legstump again and its clipped down to long leg

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

End of over 8 (2 runs) Scotland 23/1
MW Machan    5* (13b)      MC Sorensen    4-0-19-1
HJW Gardiner    14* (30b 2x4)      SR Thompson    4-0-4-0

8.1

Thompson to Gardiner, no run, its a full ball from Thompson. Gardiner hits the ball to Niall O'Brien at wide mid-off

8.2

Thompson to Gardiner, no run, its wider off offstump and Gardiner cuts the ball. Porterfield moves to his right and fields

8.3

Thompson to Gardiner, no run, its a touch shorter and hits Gardiner on the pads. It was going too high

8.4

Thompson to Gardiner, no run, clips the ball of the pads and straight to Dockrell on the legside

8.5

Thompson to Gardiner, no run, gets hit on the pad and it goes into the legside. Gardiner wants the run but Machan sends him back. Dockrell was onto it quickly

8.6

Thompson to Gardiner, FOUR, its pitched up from Thompson and Gardiner is onto it in a flash. Drives the ball through cover. Great shot there from Gardiner

End of over 9 (4 runs) Scotland 27/1
HJW Gardiner    18* (36b 3x4)      SR Thompson    5-0-8-0
MW Machan    5* (13b)      MC Sorensen    4-0-19-1

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

9.3

Sorensen to Gardiner, no run, its much straighter from Sorensen and Gardiner defends the ball to point

9.4

Sorensen to Gardiner, no run, looks to turn the ball off the pads. Gardiner misses the ball and it hits him on the pads

9.5

Sorensen to Gardiner, no run, gets bat on the ball this time but Dockrell is onto the ball quickly to stop the run

9.6

Sorensen to Gardiner, no run, its a short ball and Gardiner goes back in the crease and plays inside the line

End of over 10 (1 run) Scotland 28/1
HJW Gardiner    18* (40b 3x4)      MC Sorensen    5-0-20-1
MW Machan    6* (15b)      SR Thompson    5-0-8-0

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.

End of over 11 (5 runs) Scotland 33/1
MW Machan    11* (21b 1x4)      SR Thompson    6-0-13-0
HJW Gardiner    18* (40b 3x4)      MC Sorensen    5-0-20-1

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

11.5

Richardson to Gardiner, OUT, its a good length ball and Gardiner goes forward to the ball. Its a faint edge through to the keeper and thats Richardson's first ODI wicket

HJW Gardiner c †Wilson b Richardson 18 (41m 41b 3x4 0x6) SR: 43.90

11.6

Richardson to Mommsen, no run, its a short ball and Mommsen plays the ball down to point

End of over 12 (5 runs) Scotland 38/2
PL Mommsen    0* (1b)      EJ Richardson    1-0-5-1
MW Machan    16* (25b 2x4)      SR Thompson    6-0-13-0

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

12.5

KJ O'Brien to Mommsen, no run, its a good length ball which Mommsen gets forward to and defends

12.6

KJ O'Brien to Mommsen, FOUR, its dropped a bit short and Mommsen pulls the ball to the square leg boundary. Great shot from the Scotland captain.

End of over 13 (5 runs) Scotland 43/2
PL Mommsen    4* (3b 1x4)      KJ O'Brien    1-0-5-0
MW Machan    17* (29b 2x4)      EJ Richardson    1-0-5-1

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.

13.6

Richardson to Mommsen, no run, its wide of offstump and Mommsen watches the ball go through to Wilson behins the stumps

End of over 14 (3 runs) Scotland 46/2
PL Mommsen    4* (4b 1x4)      EJ Richardson    2-0-6-1
MW Machan    18* (34b 2x4)      KJ O'Brien    1-0-5-0

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

14.2

KJ O'Brien to Mommsen, no run, left outside offstump

14.3

KJ O'Brien to Mommsen, no run, gets in line and defends back down the pitch

14.4

KJ O'Brien to Mommsen, no run, drops the ball into the covers and there is a loud shout of no from Machan

14.5

KJ O'Brien to Mommsen, no run, its wide of offstump and its cut hard through point. Porterfield dives to his right and makes a great stop.

14.6

KJ O'Brien to Mommsen, 1 run, clipped off the legs, Umpire Smith gets out of the way and its fielded at deep square leg

End of over 15 (2 runs) Scotland 48/2
PL Mommsen    5* (9b 1x4)      KJ O'Brien    2-0-7-0
MW Machan    19* (35b 2x4)      EJ Richardson    2-0-6-1

15.1

Richardson to Mommsen, no run, its hit to short extra cover and Kevin O'Brien stops it

15.2

Richardson to Mommsen, no run, hit into the ground and Richardson stops it himself

15.3

Richardson to Mommsen, no run, good,length ball hit back down the pitch

15.4

Richardson to Mommsen, no run, its a good length ball again from the bowler. Mommsen goes back in the crease and defends

15.5

Richardson to Mommsen, no run, Mommsen drives the ball and it goes up to mid-off

15.6

Richardson to Mommsen, FOUR, its on legstump and Mommsen hits the ball hard through mid-wicket. It races to the ropes.

End of over 16 (4 runs) Scotland 52/2
PL Mommsen    9* (15b 2x4)      EJ Richardson    3-0-10-1
MW Machan    19* (35b 2x4)      KJ O'Brien    2-0-7-0

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

16.6

KJ O'Brien to Mommsen, no run, its wide of offstump and its hit to Porterfield at backward point.

Match State: Drinks

So its been a very steady start for Scotland here this morning. The run rate of 3.24 isnt setting the world on fire. Both teams will be happy with the start so far. We now have bright sunshine at the ground so hopefully batting conditions will start getting easier

Ireland are bringing on spin for the first time. Dockrell to bowl.

End of over 17 (3 runs) Scotland 55/2
PL Mommsen    9* (16b 2x4)      KJ O'Brien    3-0-10-0
MW Machan    22* (40b 2x4)      EJ Richardson    3-0-10-1

17.1

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

17.2

Dockrell to Mommsen, no run, looped up and knocked to short mid-wicket

17.3

Dockrell to Mommsen, 1 run, dropped short and clipped to short leg. Niall O'Brien gets the ball into the keeper but Machan is just home

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

End of over 18 (2 runs) Scotland 57/2
MW Machan    23* (44b 2x4)      GH Dockrell    1-0-2-0
PL Mommsen    10* (18b 2x4)      KJ O'Brien    3-0-10-0

18.1

KJ O'Brien to Mommsen, 1 run, gets to the pitch of the ball and hits it up to Miall O'Brien at mid-on

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

18.4

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

18.5

KJ O'Brien to MacLeod, no run, its a fast ball outside offstump and MacLeod makes sure that he gets the bat out of the way

18.6

KJ O'Brien to MacLeod, no run, its another short ball from O'Brien and it flies just under MacLeod's nose.

End of over 19 (1 run) Scotland 58/3
CS MacLeod    0* (3b)      KJ O'Brien    4-0-11-1
PL Mommsen    11* (19b 2x4)      GH Dockrell    1-0-2-0

19.1

Dockrell to Mommsen, no run, turns the ball into the legside and Stirling runs in quickly to field

19.2

Dockrell to Mommsen, no run, gets forward and smothers the spin

19.3

Dockrell to Mommsen, 1 run, goes back in the crease and turns the ball through square leg

19.4

Dockrell to MacLeod, no run, gets the front foot down the pitch and defends

19.5

Dockrell to MacLeod, 1 run, stays back in the crease and hits the ball through point.

19.6

Dockrell to Mommsen, no run, gets forward and gets hit on the pads. There was an appeal from behind the stumps. The bowler wasnt interested though

End of over 20 (2 runs) Scotland 60/3
PL Mommsen    12* (23b 2x4)      GH Dockrell    2-0-4-0
CS MacLeod    1* (5b)      KJ O'Brien    4-0-11-1

20.1

KJ O'Brien to MacLeod, no run, its a good length ball and its hit to cover point. The run rate is slowing down here. Less then three now

20.2

KJ O'Brien to MacLeod, 1 run, cuts the ball to Dockrell at cover point. He misfield and they get a single

20.3

KJ O'Brien to Mommsen, no run, goes back in the crease and hits the ball back to the bowler

20.4

KJ O'Brien to Mommsen, OUT, its a good length ball and Mommsen looks to pull the ball. He gets an edge and Wilson takes an easy catch. Huge wicket there for Ireland, big shout of joy from the bowler.

PL Mommsen c †Wilson b KJ O'Brien 12 (39m 25b 2x4 0x6) SR: 48.00

20.5

KJ O'Brien to Berrington, 1 run, gets an inside edge which goes between Berrington's legs and down to long leg

20.6

KJ O'Brien to MacLeod, no run, its a full ball from O'Brien and its defended back down the pitch by MacLeod

End of over 21 (2 runs) Scotland 62/4
CS MacLeod    2* (8b)      KJ O'Brien    5-0-13-2
RD Berrington    1* (1b)      GH Dockrell    2-0-4-0

21.1

Dockrell to Berrington, no run, gets forward and hits into the legside. Thompson runs and fields

21.2

Dockrell to Berrington, no run, gets forward and defends

21.3

Dockrell to Berrington, no run, shorter and faster from Dockrell. Its hit to extra cover

21.4

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

21.5

Dockrell to Berrington, 1 run, sweeps the ball in the air just over Niall O'Brien at short long leg.

21.6

Dockrell to MacLeod, no run, hits the ball up to wide mid-off. No run there.

End of over 22 (1 run) Scotland 63/4
CS MacLeod    2* (9b)      GH Dockrell    3-0-5-0
RD Berrington    2* (6b)      KJ O'Brien    5-0-13-2

22.1

KJ O'Brien to Berrington, no run, its a good length ball which is hit to short extra cover

22.2

KJ O'Brien to Berrington, 1 run, clips the ball of the legs and down to deep square leg. The bowler thought he had got through there

22.3

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

22.4

KJ O'Brien to MacLeod, 1 run, gets a thick outside edge which takes it down to third man

22.5

KJ O'Brien to Berrington, no run, its a slower ball from O'Brien. Berrington gets turned around and defends back to the bowler

22.6

KJ O'Brien to Berrington, no run, its a full ball which Berrington hits into the ground and Thompson fields at short extra cover

End of over 23 (2 runs) Scotland 65/4
RD Berrington    3* (10b)      KJ O'Brien    6-0-15-2
CS MacLeod    3* (11b)      GH Dockrell    3-0-5-0

23.1

Dockrell to MacLeod, no run, looped up from Dockrell. MacLeod gets forward and defends

23.2

Dockrell to MacLeod, no run, comes down the pitch and defends back to the bowler

23.3

Dockrell to MacLeod, no run, gets to the pitch of the ball and defends into the on-side

23.4

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

23.5

Dockrell to MacLeod, no run, goes forward to the ball and it spins past the outside edge.

23.6

Dockrell to MacLeod, no run, its defended back to the bowler again and thats a maiden for Dockrell. First maiden of the match.

End of over 24 (maiden) Scotland 65/4
CS MacLeod    3* (17b)      GH Dockrell    4-1-5-0
RD Berrington    3* (10b)      KJ O'Brien    6-0-15-2

24.1

KJ O'Brien to Berrington, no run, good length ball that Berrington goes back in the crease and defends the ball into the covers

24.2

KJ O'Brien to Berrington, no run, its a good length ball again and the ball is knocked down to point

24.3

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

24.4

KJ O'Brien to Berrington, no run, its a shorter ball from O'Brien and Berrington gets up on his toes and plays the ball down.

24.5

KJ O'Brien to Berrington, 1 run, its another shorter ball and Berrington plays the pull shot well to keep the ball down

24.6

KJ O'Brien to MacLeod, no run, slower ball turns into a full toss which gets hit to mid-on

End of over 25 (1 run) Scotland 66/4
CS MacLeod    3* (18b)      KJ O'Brien    7-0-16-2
RD Berrington    4* (15b)      GH Dockrell    4-1-5-0

25.1

Dockrell to Berrington, no run, gets forward to the ball and hits up to mid-on

25.2

Dockrell to Berrington, no run, turns the ball into the legside and Thompson runs in to field

25.3

Dockrell to Berrington, 1 run, hits the ball through the covers and Porterfield cant get to it. Down to the cover sweeper

25.4

Dockrell to MacLeod, no run, its hit into the covers and Porterfield stops it this time

25.5

Dockrell to MacLeod, no run, hits back towards the bowler and Dockrell runs to his left and fields

25.6

Dockrell to MacLeod, no run, gets forward to the ball and hits it down to backward point

Richardson is changing ends here. He is coming on from the City end.

End of over 26 (1 run) Scotland 67/4
CS MacLeod    3* (21b)      GH Dockrell    5-1-6-0
RD Berrington    5* (18b)      KJ O'Brien    7-0-16-2

26.1

Richardson to Berrington, no run, full ball hit straight to the mid-on fielder

26.2

Richardson to Berrington, 1 run, its outside offstump and Berrington gets a thick edge down to third man

26.3

Richardson to MacLeod, no run, its a good length ball which MacLeod lets go through to the keeper

26.4

Richardson to MacLeod, 2 runs, goes back in the crease and hits the ball through the covers. They call for the second early and make it home

26.5

Richardson to MacLeod, 2 runs, hits the ball high in the air and it drops just over Stirlings head at wide mid-off. MacLeod was very lucky there

26.6

Richardson to MacLeod, 1 run, goes back in the crease and cuts the ball to the cover sweeper

End of over 27 (6 runs) Scotland 73/4
CS MacLeod    8* (25b)      EJ Richardson    4-0-16-1
RD Berrington    6* (20b)      GH Dockrell    5-1-6-0

27.1

Dockrell to MacLeod, no run, loops the ball up and MacLeod hits into the covers

27.2

Dockrell to MacLeod, no run, hits the ball back up to the bowler and he dives to his left to field

27.3

Dockrell to MacLeod, 2 runs, gets an edge past the keeper and Stirling runs back to stop it before the rope

27.4

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

27.5

Dockrell to MacLeod, no run, gets hit on the pad and there is a huge appeal. Not out says Umpire Smith

27.6

Dockrell to MacLeod, 1 run, clips the ball off the legs and down through square leg

End of over 28 (3 runs) Scotland 76/4
CS MacLeod    11* (31b)      GH Dockrell    6-1-9-0
RD Berrington    6* (20b)      EJ Richardson    4-0-16-1

28.1

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

28.2

Richardson to MacLeod, no run, its another good length ball but MacLeod hits this one to the cover sweeper

28.3

Richardson to MacLeod, no run, gets on the front foot and drives the ball up to mid-on. Sorensen makes a smart stop

28.4

Richardson to MacLeod, 1 run, gets forward and hits the ball to Niall O'Brien at cover sweeper

28.5

Richardson to Berrington, no run, the keeper is standing up now. So Berrington stays in the crease and plays up to the bowler

28.6

Richardson to Berrington, 1 run, there is a bit more room outside offstump and it cut down to third man

End of over 29 (2 runs) Scotland 78/4
RD Berrington    7* (22b)      EJ Richardson    5-0-18-1
CS MacLeod    12* (35b)      GH Dockrell    6-1-9-0

29.1

Dockrell to MacLeod, no run, hit back to the bowler

29.2

Dockrell to MacLeod, no run, gets forward and defends

29.3

Dockrell to MacLeod, 1 run, clips the ball through the covers

29.4

Dockrell to Berrington, no run, hits the ball back to the bowler

29.5

Dockrell to Berrington, 1 run, clipped off the pads down to square leg

29.6

Dockrell to MacLeod, no run, hit hard back to the bowler and Dockrell makes a flying stop

End of over 30 (2 runs) Scotland 80/4
CS MacLeod    13* (39b)      GH Dockrell    7-1-11-0
RD Berrington    8* (24b)      EJ Richardson    5-0-18-1

30.1

Richardson to Berrington, FOUR, gets on the front foot and drives the ball back past the bowler. There is no stopping that. Great shot

30.2

Richardson to Berrington, no run, gets in line and defends that ball forward

30.3

Richardson to Berrington, no run, its outside offstump and Berrington misses with an attempted drive

30.4

Richardson to Berrington, no run, gets forward and plays the ball to point. Porterfield runs in to stop it

30.5

Richardson to Berrington, 1 run, clips the ball off the pads and down to deep square leg

30.6

Richardson to MacLeod, 1 run, gets a edge into the legside and Wilson has to run from behind the stumps and field. An easy single there for Scotland

End of over 31 (7 runs) Scotland 87/4
CS MacLeod    15* (40b)      EJ Richardson    6-0-25-1
RD Berrington    13* (29b 1x4)      GH Dockrell    7-1-11-0

31.1

Stirling to MacLeod, no run, looped up and misses with the drive. Wilson cant gather it cleanly

31.2

Stirling to MacLeod, 1 run, goes back in the crease and turns the ball round the corner

31.3

Stirling to Berrington, 1 run, hits the ball in front of gully and they get a quick single

31.4

Stirling to MacLeod, no run, spins the ball past the bat and Wilson takes off the bails. hadnt moved from the crease though

31.5

Stirling to MacLeod, 1 run, gets forward and hits up to long-on

31.6

Stirling to Berrington, 1 run, sweeps the ball down to deep square leg and Richardson stops the ball well

End of over 32 (4 runs) Scotland 91/4
RD Berrington    15* (31b 1x4)      PR Stirling    1-0-4-0
CS MacLeod    17* (44b)      EJ Richardson    6-0-25-1

32.1

Richardson to Berrington, no run, its a short ball and Berrington does well to defend it back down the pitch

32.2

Richardson to Berrington, 1 run, cuts the ball down to third man and a quick throw in keeps it to a single

32.3

Richardson to MacLeod, 1 run, its short and wide of offstump. Cuts down to Dockrell at third man

32.4

Richardson to Berrington, FOUR, its another full ball and Berrington gets forward and drives it through the covers. Niall O'Brien cant stop it.

32.5

Richardson to Berrington, 1 run, clips the ball through mid-wicket and its an easy single

32.6

Richardson to MacLeod, 1 wide, slower ball which goes down legside and its called a wide

32.6

Richardson to MacLeod, no run, goes back in the crease and hits the ball back to the bowler.

End of over 33 (8 runs) Scotland 99/4
CS MacLeod    18* (46b)      EJ Richardson    7-0-33-1
RD Berrington    21* (35b 2x4)      PR Stirling    1-0-4-0

33.1

Stirling to Berrington, 2 runs, goes back in the crease and hits wide of the cover sweeper

33.2

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

33.3

Stirling to MacLeod, 1 run, clips the ball through deep square leg

33.4

Stirling to Berrington, 1 run, gets forward and plays the ball into the legside. Its another easy single for Scotland

33.5

Stirling to MacLeod, no run, hits the ball up to mid-wicket and Porterfield dives and stops the ball.

33.6

Stirling to MacLeod, no run, gets forward and hits the ball back to the bowler

End of over 34 (5 runs) Scotland 104/4
CS MacLeod    19* (49b)      PR Stirling    2-0-9-0
RD Berrington    25* (38b 2x4)      EJ Richardson    7-0-33-1

34.1

Sorensen to Berrington, 1 run, its guided down in front of point. MacLeod calls through for a run

34.2

Sorensen to MacLeod, no run, gets hit on the pad and there is an appeal. Its too high and Umpire Cloete says no

34.3

Sorensen to MacLeod, no run, its hit up to mid-wicket and the fielder gets the ball back in quickly

34.4

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

34.5

Sorensen to MacLeod, 1 run, hits the ball up to mid-on. The fielder is back this time so its an easy single

34.6

Sorensen to Berrington, 1 run, its dropped into the legside and MacLeod calls for another quick single

The powerplay has been called for Scotland.

End of over 35 (3 runs) Scotland 107/4
RD Berrington    27* (40b 2x4)      MC Sorensen    6-0-23-1
CS MacLeod    20* (53b)      PR Stirling    2-0-9-0

35.1

Dockrell to Berrington, no run, gets forward to the ball and defends into the legside

35.2

Dockrell to Berrington, 1 run, comes down the pitch and hits the ball up to long-off

35.3

Dockrell to MacLeod, no run, comes down the pitch and then gets hit on the pad. Too far down for LBW

35.4

Dockrell to MacLeod, 1 run, turned into the legside for an easy single

35.5

Dockrell to Berrington, no run, goes back in the crease and cuts the ball to cover

35.6

Dockrell to Berrington, 1 run, sweeps the ball down to Richardson at long leg

End of over 36 (3 runs) Scotland 110/4
RD Berrington    29* (44b 2x4)      GH Dockrell    8-1-14-0
CS MacLeod    21* (55b)      MC Sorensen    6-0-23-1

36.1

Sorensen to Berrington, no run, good length ball, Berrington goes back in the crease and hits to cover

36.2

Sorensen to Berrington, no run, gets a full ball which Berrington hits to cover point. Richardson fields the ball

36.3

Sorensen to Berrington, 1 run, its turned off the legs and down to deep square leg

36.4

Sorensen to MacLeod, 1 run, gets forward and guides the ball down to third man

36.5

Sorensen to Berrington, 1 run, goes back in the crease and hits the ball up to Stirling at mid-off

36.6

Sorensen to MacLeod, no run, its a good length ball which suprises MacLeod with the bounce. It gets hit into the off-side

Thats Drinks and Scotland are now going along at just over three an over. They are going to have to up the scoring rate in the last 13 overs if they want to set Ireland a challenging total.

End of over 37 (3 runs) Scotland 113/4
CS MacLeod    22* (57b)      MC Sorensen    7-0-26-1
RD Berrington    31* (48b 2x4)      GH Dockrell    8-1-14-0

37.1

Dockrell to Berrington, 1 run, turns the ball around the corner

37.2

Dockrell to MacLeod, no run, goes back in the crease and cuts to backward point

37.3

Dockrell to MacLeod, no run, gets hit on the pad and there is a limited appeal from the keeper

37.4

Dockrell to MacLeod, no run, drops short and the ball is cut to cover

37.5

Dockrell to MacLeod, FOUR, gets to the pitch of the ball and sweeps it through square leg. Great shot, Scotland need a few more of those.

37.6

Dockrell to MacLeod, no run, gets forward and hits the ball back to the bowler

End of over 38 (5 runs) Scotland 118/4
CS MacLeod    26* (62b 1x4)      GH Dockrell    9-1-19-0
RD Berrington    32* (49b 2x4)      MC Sorensen    7-0-26-1

38.1

Sorensen to Berrington, no run, its a short ball from Sorensen and Berrington gets up on his toes. The ball gets played to point

38.2

Sorensen to Berrington, 1 run, hits the ball to deep mid-wicket and the throw coms in quickly to keep them to a single.

38.3

Sorensen to MacLeod, 1 leg bye, looks to turn the ball off his pads. MacLeod misses and they run a legbye

38.4

Sorensen to Berrington, no run, hits the ball hard back past the bowler. Its stopped by mid-on. Good shot for no reward.

38.5

Sorensen to Berrington, no run, goes back in the crease and cuts the ball to point. Its not timed and Porterfield stops the ball.

38.6

Sorensen to Berrington, no run, its hit up towards mid-wicket and there is no chance of the run there

End of over 39 (2 runs) Scotland 120/4
RD Berrington    33* (54b 2x4)      MC Sorensen    8-0-27-1
CS MacLeod    26* (63b 1x4)      GH Dockrell    9-1-19-0

39.1

Dockrell to MacLeod, no run, goes forward and hits the ball it spins back towards his stumps. MacLeod kicks it away

39.2

Dockrell to MacLeod, no run, hits the ball back to the bowler.

39.3

Dockrell to MacLeod, 3 runs, sweeps the ball just over Sorensen's head at short long leg

39.4

Dockrell to Berrington, 1 run, sweeps the ball down to deep square leg

39.5

Dockrell to MacLeod, 2 runs, hits the ball through the legside and Richardson has to run an field

39.6

Dockrell to MacLeod, no run, loops the ball up and MacLeod hits the ball back to the bowler. Only 19 runs off the powerplay

End of over 40 (6 runs) Scotland 126/4
CS MacLeod    31* (68b 1x4)      GH Dockrell    10-1-25-0
RD Berrington    34* (55b 2x4)      MC Sorensen    8-0-27-1

40.1

Thompson to Berrington, no run, gets forward to the ball and hits it hard to mid-on

40.2

Thompson to Berrington, no run, comes down the pitch and swings at the ball. Berrington misses and it goes through to the keeper

40.3

Thompson to Berrington, 1 run, its a shorter ball and Berrington pulls this one down to long leg

40.4

Thompson to MacLeod, no run, goes for the cut outside offstump. He misses and Wilson makes a sharp stop because he is standing up now

40.5

Thompson to MacLeod, no run, its wide of offstump and cut hard through point. Porterfield dives to his left and stops the ball

40.6

Thompson to MacLeod, no run, cuts the ball into the ground and it hits Wilson's glove. It rebounds and hits the stumps. Kevin O'Brien appeals but no one else does.

End of over 41 (1 run) Scotland 127/4
CS MacLeod    31* (71b 1x4)      SR Thompson    7-0-14-0
RD Berrington    35* (58b 2x4)      GH Dockrell    10-1-25-0

41.1

KJ O'Brien to Berrington, OUT, its a full ball which is chipped to Dockrell at wide mid-on. Its a tame end for Berrington.

RD Berrington c Dockrell b KJ O'Brien 35 (70m 59b 2x4 0x6) SR: 59.32

41.2

KJ O'Brien to Murphy, no run, good length ball which is hit up to wide mid-off

41.3

KJ O'Brien to Murphy, no run, looks to play a late cut and doesnt quite time it. Wilson runs and fields the ball

41.4

KJ O'Brien to Murphy, 1 run, hits the ball through the legside and Richardson runs in from deep square leg to field

41.5

KJ O'Brien to MacLeod, 1 run, turned round the corner and Sorensen runs in from long leg to get the ball back in

41.6

KJ O'Brien to Murphy, 1 run, its on legstump and clipped through square leg

End of over 42 (3 runs) Scotland 130/5
D Murphy    2* (4b)      KJ O'Brien    8-0-19-3
CS MacLeod    32* (72b 1x4)      SR Thompson    7-0-14-0

42.1

Thompson to Murphy, no run, guides the ball down to point and there is a loud shout of no from the non-striker

42.2

Thompson to Murphy, 1 run, gets a better connection with the ball and it goes to Richardson on the cover boundary

42.3

Thompson to MacLeod, no run, Wilson is standing up so MacLeod stays in his crease and hits the ball into the covers

42.4

Thompson to MacLeod, 1 leg bye, tries to turn the ball round the corner. It hits the pad and goes down to long leg

42.5

Thompson to Murphy, no run, plays the ball into the legside and short mid-wicket runs in and fields

42.6

Thompson to Murphy, 1 run, hits the ball down to deep square leg. Scotland need to accelerate from here

End of over 43 (3 runs) Scotland 133/5
D Murphy    4* (8b)      SR Thompson    8-0-16-0
CS MacLeod    32* (74b 1x4)      KJ O'Brien    8-0-19-3

43.1

KJ O'Brien to Murphy, 1 run, tucked off the legs into the legside and its an easy single

43.2

KJ O'Brien to MacLeod, 1 run, its a yorker length ball which is dug out into the off-side

43.3

KJ O'Brien to Murphy, 2 runs, full ball again by O'Brien and the ball is hit towards the extra cover boundary

43.4

KJ O'Brien to Murphy, 1 run, pulls the ball through the legside and Richardson keeps the batsmen to a single

43.5

KJ O'Brien to MacLeod, 1 run, full toss which is hit to Richardson on the boundary again

43.6

KJ O'Brien to Murphy, no run, looks to drive a good length ball. Murphy doesnt time it and Porterfield stops the ball at short mid-wicket

End of over 44 (6 runs) Scotland 139/5
D Murphy    8* (12b)      KJ O'Brien    9-0-25-3
CS MacLeod    34* (76b 1x4)      SR Thompson    8-0-16-0

44.1

Richardson to MacLeod, 2 runs, its gets a lot of bounce off a good length ball. Takes the edge and it goes past Wilson.

44.2

Richardson to MacLeod, no run, swing and a miss outside offstump

44.3

Richardson to MacLeod, 1 run, slower ball which is hit up towards mid-off. Kevin O'Brien gets a hand to the ball

44.4

Richardson to Murphy, 1 run, hits the ball to wide mid-off. Sorensen majes a good diving stop to keep it to a single

44.5

Richardson to MacLeod, 2 runs, gets forward and hits the ball towards cow corner. They run quickly and get a second with ease

44.6

Richardson to MacLeod, OUT, MacLeod looks to hit the ball towards cow corner. Its Richardson's slower ball and when MacLeod misses his stumps gets hit.

CS MacLeod b Richardson 39 (91m 81b 1x4 0x6) SR: 48.14

End of over 45 (6 runs) Scotland 145/6
     EJ Richardson    8-0-39-2
D Murphy    9* (13b)      KJ O'Brien    9-0-25-3

45.1

KJ O'Brien to Murphy, 1 run, gets an edge past the keeper and third man fields

45.2

KJ O'Brien to Sharif, no run, stays in the crease and hits the ball hard to extra cover

45.3

KJ O'Brien to Sharif, 1 run, hits the ball to cover. The fielder throws and hits the stumps at the strikers end. He was home and they get an overthrow

45.4

KJ O'Brien to Murphy, FOUR, Murphy leans back in the crease and hits the ball hard back past the bowler. Great shot for a boundary

45.5

KJ O'Brien to Murphy, no run, looks to play a late cut but cant get the ball past backward point

45.6

KJ O'Brien to Murphy, no run, short ball which Murphy goes back in the crease and hits through the covers. Cant beat the fielder and Murphy is annoyed with himself there.

End of over 46 (6 runs) Scotland 151/6
D Murphy    14* (17b 1x4)      KJ O'Brien    10-0-31-3
SM Sharif    1* (2b)      EJ Richardson    8-0-39-2

46.1

Sorensen to Sharif, 2 runs, gets an inside edge which goes down to fine leg. They run quickly to get a second

46.2

Sorensen to Sharif, 1 run, hits the ball to Porterfield at point. They go for a quick single and the throw just misses at the strikers end

46.3

Sorensen to Murphy, no run, its outside offstump and Murphy misses the ball. Not quite sure what shot he was trying there

46.4

Sorensen to Murphy, 1 run, goes back in the crease and hits the ball to extra cover. The fielder is back so its an easy single

46.5

Sorensen to Sharif, OUT, Sharif tries to swing the ball towards cow corner. He misses the ball and Sorensen hits the stumps

SM Sharif b Sorensen 4 (8m 5b 0x4 0x6) SR: 80.00

46.6

Sorensen to Haq, no run, good length ball which Haq defends up to short extra cover

End of over 47 (4 runs) Scotland 155/7
RM Haq    0* (1b)      MC Sorensen    9-0-31-2
D Murphy    15* (19b 1x4)      KJ O'Brien    10-0-31-3

47.1

Thompson to Murphy, 1 run, turns the ball round the corner and Sorensen runs in to field

47.2

Thompson to Haq, no run, Haq looks to pull the ball through square leg. He gets hit on the pad and there is a big appeal. Not out.

47.3

Thompson to Haq, OUT, Haq hits the ball towards mid-on. It hit the toe of the bat and its an easy catch for Joyce in the end.

RM Haq c Joyce b Thompson 0 (3m 3b 0x4 0x6) SR: 0.00

The batsmen crossed so Murphy is on strike.

47.4

Thompson to Murphy, 1 run, its a good length ball which is hit down to long-on

47.5

Thompson to Drummond, 1 leg bye, hits the pad and goes into the legside. Its a race between the bowler and the non-striker to who gets down the other end first. Murphy just makes it first

47.6

Thompson to Murphy, 1 run, hits the ball into the covers and the fielders are happy to keep it to a single.

End of over 48 (4 runs) Scotland 159/8
D Murphy    18* (22b 1x4)      SR Thompson    9-0-19-1
GD Drummond    0* (1b)      MC Sorensen    9-0-31-2

48.1

Sorensen to Murphy, no run, its outside offstump and Murphy cant get a bat on the ball

48.2

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

48.3

Sorensen to Drummond, no run, its wide outside offstump and Drummond swings and misses.

48.4

Sorensen to Drummond, no run, mistimes the ball to mid-wicket and there is no run

48.5

Sorensen to Drummond, FOUR, its a short ball pulled to deep square leg. He didnt know much about that. Probably had his eyes closed there!

48.6

Sorensen to Drummond, OUT, he swings across the line and is hit in front of the stumps. Umpire Cloete has no doubt and gives him out

GD Drummond lbw b Sorensen 4 (4m 5b 1x4 0x6) SR: 80.00

End of over 49 (5 runs) Scotland 164/9
     MC Sorensen    10-0-36-3
D Murphy    19* (24b 1x4)      SR Thompson    9-0-19-1

49.1

Thompson to Murphy, 1 run, hits the ball through mid-wicket and its an easy single

49.2

Thompson to Wardlaw, no run, its a swing and a miss outside offstump

49.3

Thompson to Wardlaw, OUT, and thats the end. Wardlaw goes for a duck. Wardlaw was looking to play a big shot over the top. He missed the ball and Thompson hits the stumps.

I Wardlaw b Thompson 0 (2m 2b 0x4 0x6) SR: 0.00

Scotland have struggled their way to 165. With Calum MacLeod topscoring on 39. It was a much improved bowling display from Ireland today. Both Kevin O'Brien and Max Sorensen finished up with three wickets each. Please join me in 45 minutes when Ireland will be chasing 166 to win.

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