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)

0.1

Wardlaw to Porterfield, 1 run, gets a ball on legstump and hits it to mid-wicket

0.2

Wardlaw to Stirling, no run, gets an inside edge onto the pad and it dribbles towards the slip

0.3

Wardlaw to Stirling, no run, its outside offstump and Stirling lets the ball go through to the keeper

0.4

Wardlaw to Stirling, no run, its outside the offstump and its left alone again by Stirling

0.5

Wardlaw to Stirling, no run, good length ball by Wardlaw and its defended forward

0.6

Wardlaw to Stirling, no run, Stirling gets on the front foot and drives the ball into the covers. Smart stop by the fielder

End of over 1 (1 run) Ireland 1/0 (165 runs required from 49 overs, RR: 1.00, RRR: 3.36)
PR Stirling    0* (5b)      I Wardlaw    1-0-1-0
WTS Porterfield    1* (1b)     

1.1

Drummond to Porterfield, no run, Porterfield reaches forward for the ball and plays it into the legside

1.2

Drummond to Porterfield, no run, hits the ball up to mid-on and there is no run

1.3

Drummond to Porterfield, FOUR, its a full ball from Sharif. Porterfield gets on the front foot and drives the ball through extra cover

1.4

Drummond to Porterfield, no run, its a shorter ball from the bowler. Porterfield plays the ball down at his own feet

1.5

Drummond to Porterfield, no run, its pitched up again and Porterfield gets in line. Defended forward.

1.6

Drummond to Porterfield, no run, gets another full ball and he hits it hard to mid-off

End of over 2 (4 runs) Ireland 5/0 (161 runs required from 48 overs, RR: 2.50, RRR: 3.35)
WTS Porterfield    5* (7b 1x4)      GD Drummond    1-0-4-0
PR Stirling    0* (5b)      I Wardlaw    1-0-1-0

2.1

Wardlaw to Stirling, 1 run, its on legstump and Stirling turns the ball into the legside. Porterfield calls him through

2.2

Wardlaw to Porterfield, OUT, its an early wicket here for Scotland. Its a very fast ball from Wardlaw and it comes back in off the wicket to bowl him.

WTS Porterfield b Wardlaw 5 (11m 8b 1x4 0x6) SR: 62.50

2.3

Wardlaw to Joyce, 1 wide, goes down legside and Umpire Smith calls it a wide.

2.3

Wardlaw to Joyce, no run, its wide outside the offstump and Joyce leaves the ball alone

2.4

Wardlaw to Joyce, 1 run, its a full ball that Joyce guides down to third man

2.5

Wardlaw to Stirling, no run, its a short ball which Stirling tries to duck. It hits him on the shoulder and goes through to the keeper

2.6

Wardlaw to Stirling, 1 run, its another full ball which is guided down to third man again. They jog through the single

End of over 3 (4 runs) Ireland 9/1 (157 runs required from 47 overs, RR: 3.00, RRR: 3.34)
PR Stirling    2* (8b)      I Wardlaw    2-0-5-1
EC Joyce    1* (2b)      GD Drummond    1-0-4-0

3.1

Drummond to Stirling, no run, a good length ball from Sharif. Stirling hits the ball to mid-wicket

3.2

Drummond to Stirling, FOUR, its wide of offstump and if you give Stirling room he will punish you. Its driven through the covers.

3.3

Drummond to Stirling, no run, gets an inside edge onto the pad and dribles back up the pitch

3.4

Drummond to Stirling, no run, ball hits the arm and then goes onto the helmet. It pops up to the keeper and Scotland claim the catch. Umpire Cloete says not out

3.5

Drummond to Stirling, no run, driven into the covers and its a smart stop by Berrington

3.6

Drummond to Stirling, 1 run, guides the ball down to third man to end the over

End of over 4 (5 runs) Ireland 14/1 (152 runs required from 46 overs, RR: 3.50, RRR: 3.30)
PR Stirling    7* (14b 1x4)      GD Drummond    2-0-9-0
EC Joyce    1* (2b)      I Wardlaw    2-0-5-1

4.1

Wardlaw to Stirling, no run, good length ball which is hit to point

4.2

Wardlaw to Stirling, FOUR, its short and wide off offstump and Stirling cuts the ball through the gully. There was no stopping that one.

4.3

Wardlaw to Stirling, 1 run, its closer to the body that time and Stirling guides the ball down to third man

4.4

Wardlaw to Joyce, no run, good fast ball from Wardlaw. He is coming in at quite some pace. Joyce gets in line and defends

4.5

Wardlaw to Joyce, 1 run, Joyce hits the ball to extra cover and Berrington fields

4.6

Wardlaw to Stirling, no run, Striling cuts the ball towards point. The fielder dives to his right and makes a very good stop

End of over 5 (6 runs) Ireland 20/1 (146 runs required from 45 overs, RR: 4.00, RRR: 3.24)
PR Stirling    12* (18b 2x4)      I Wardlaw    3-0-11-1
EC Joyce    2* (4b)      GD Drummond    2-0-9-0

5.1

Sharif to Joyce, no run, clipped off the pads and the fielder is in quick to stop the ball

5.2

Sharif to Joyce, no run, its outside offstump and Joyce lets the ball go through to the keeper

5.3

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

5.4

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

5.5

Sharif to Joyce, 1 run, guides the ball down to third man and its another easy single

5.6

Sharif to Stirling, 1 run, Stirling looks to drive the ball forward. He gets an inside edge and the ball goes to square leg

End of over 6 (2 runs) Ireland 22/1 (144 runs required from 44 overs, RR: 3.66, RRR: 3.27)
PR Stirling    13* (19b 2x4)      SM Sharif    3-0-11-0
EC Joyce    3* (9b)      I Wardlaw    3-0-11-1

6.1

Wardlaw to Stirling, OUT, its a short ball thats going down legside. Its a faint edge through to the keeper and its another wicket for Wardlaw

PR Stirling c †Murphy b Wardlaw 13 (28m 20b 2x4 0x6) SR: 65.00

6.2

Wardlaw to NJ O'Brien, no run, its fast outside offstump and Niall O'Brien lets the ball go through to the keeper

6.3

Wardlaw to NJ O'Brien, FOUR, its wide of offstump and its cut hard square on the off-side. Its just started drizzling.

6.4

Wardlaw to NJ O'Brien, 1 run, gets a thin edge down to long leg

6.5

Wardlaw to Joyce, 1 run, its on legstump again and clipped down to long leg

6.6

Wardlaw to NJ O'Brien, no run, its outside offstump and the batsman gets the bat well out of the way

End of over 7 (6 runs) Ireland 28/2 (138 runs required from 43 overs, RR: 4.00, RRR: 3.20)
NJ O'Brien    5* (4b 1x4)      I Wardlaw    4-0-17-2
EC Joyce    4* (10b)      SM Sharif    3-0-11-0

7.1

Sharif to Joyce, no run, its a good length ball from Sharif. Its hit back down the wicket to him.

7.2

Sharif to Joyce, no run, its a good short ball from the bowler. It guided down to point by Joyce

7.3

Sharif to Joyce, FOUR, its wide of offstump, Joyce cuts the ball between point and cover point. It races to the rope

7.4

Sharif to Joyce, no run, gets a straighter ball and defends

7.5

Sharif to Joyce, FOUR, its another short ball from Sharif. Joyce cuts it hard square of the wicket and this time the fielders dont run

7.6

Sharif to Joyce, no run, Sharif bowls it on legstump and Joyce clips the ball to square leg

End of over 8 (8 runs) Ireland 36/2 (130 runs required from 42 overs, RR: 4.50, RRR: 3.09)
EC Joyce    12* (16b 2x4)      SM Sharif    4-0-19-0
NJ O'Brien    5* (4b 1x4)      I Wardlaw    4-0-17-2

8.1

Wardlaw to NJ O'Brien, 1 run, pulls the ball hard to square leg. Gardiner dives and gets one hand to the ball. that stopped the boundary there. Good fielding

8.2

Wardlaw to Joyce, 3 runs, it gets driven through mid-wicket. Drummond chases the ball back and stops it just before the rope

8.3

Wardlaw to NJ O'Brien, no run, its a swing and miss outside offstump by O'Brien

8.4

Wardlaw to NJ O'Brien, no run, its very short and over the top of O'Briens head. Dont know why that wasnt a wide

8.5

Wardlaw to NJ O'Brien, no run, its hit straight to backward point.

8.6

Wardlaw to NJ O'Brien, FOUR, its cut hard square on the offside. Berrington dives and just cant stop it going over the rope

Its been drizzling for the last few overs and its just got a bit heavier. So the Umpires have called for the covers, we are going to have a bit of a delay here. Match State: Delay - rain

3.30pm The good news is the rain has stopped and the covers are being taken off. The players are making their way back out.

End of over 9 (8 runs) Ireland 44/2 (122 runs required from 41 overs, RR: 4.88, RRR: 2.97)
NJ O'Brien    10* (9b 2x4)      I Wardlaw    5-0-25-2
EC Joyce    15* (17b 2x4)      SM Sharif    4-0-19-0

9.1

Drummond to Joyce, no run, gets in line and plays the ball back to the bowler

9.2

Drummond to Joyce, 1 run, its wide of offstump and hit out to the cover sweeper

9.3

Drummond to NJ O'Brien, no run, its a good length ball and its hit back past the bowler up to mid-off

9.4

Drummond to NJ O'Brien, no run, its another good length ball and O'Brien hits it to short extra cover

9.5

Drummond to NJ O'Brien, no run, he leans back in the crease and looks to drive the ball. Doesnt time it and it goes up to mid-off

9.6

Drummond to NJ O'Brien, no run, gets hit to the fielder at short extra cover and he makes a smart stop

End of over 10 (1 run) Ireland 45/2 (121 runs required from 40 overs, RR: 4.50, RRR: 3.02)
NJ O'Brien    10* (13b 2x4)      GD Drummond    1-0-1-0
EC Joyce    16* (19b 2x4)      I Wardlaw    5-0-25-2

10.1

Haq to Joyce, no run, turned round the corner and straight to the fielder

10.2

Haq to Joyce, 1 run, drops the ball into the off-side and O'Brien calls him through for a risky single

10.3

Haq to NJ O'Brien, FOUR, set himself for the reverse sweep early. He gets a good connection on the ball and it goes to the third man boundary. Thats the fifty up for Ireland.

10.4

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

10.5

Haq to NJ O'Brien, no run, spins past the outside edge. The keeper takes off the bails but he was in the crease

10.6

Haq to NJ O'Brien, 1 run, gets to the pitch of the ball and hits it out to the cover sweeper

End of over 11 (6 runs) Ireland 51/2 (115 runs required from 39 overs, RR: 4.63, RRR: 2.94)
NJ O'Brien    15* (17b 3x4)      RM Haq    1-0-6-0
EC Joyce    17* (21b 2x4)      GD Drummond    1-0-1-0

11.1

Drummond to NJ O'Brien, no run, hits the ball back past the bowler and up to mid-off

11.2

Drummond to NJ O'Brien, 2 runs, its hit through the legside and Sharif has to run a long way from square leg to field

11.3

Drummond to NJ O'Brien, no run, goes back in the crease and cuts the ball. It goes straight to point

11.4

Drummond to NJ O'Brien, 1 run, O'Brien plays a late cut past the keeper and it goes to third man

11.5

Drummond to Joyce, no run, its outside offstump and Joyce plays inside the line. The keeper is up so its a smart take

11.6

Drummond to Joyce, 1 run, gets the edge and goes past the keeper. Down to third man again.

End of over 12 (4 runs) Ireland 55/2 (111 runs required from 38 overs, RR: 4.58, RRR: 2.92)
EC Joyce    18* (23b 2x4)      GD Drummond    2-0-5-0
NJ O'Brien    18* (21b 3x4)      RM Haq    1-0-6-0

12.1

Haq to Joyce, no run, gets hit on the pad and there is an appeal. Was outside the line so not out

12.2

Haq to Joyce, no run, gets the edge, it goes to ground and then past slip. They decide against a run

12.3

Haq to Joyce, no run, goes back in the crease and defends the ball back to the bowler

12.4

Haq to Joyce, no run, clipped down to short long leg and there is no run

12.5

Haq to Joyce, 2 byes, it spins past Joyce and the keeper cant stop it. Sharif has to run back and field

12.6

Haq to Joyce, 1 run, overpitched and driven up to wide mid-on. They take on the fielders arm and Joyce is safely home

End of over 13 (3 runs) Ireland 58/2 (108 runs required from 37 overs, RR: 4.46, RRR: 2.91)
EC Joyce    19* (29b 2x4)      RM Haq    2-0-7-0
NJ O'Brien    18* (21b 3x4)      GD Drummond    2-0-5-0

13.1

Drummond to Joyce, no run, its a good length ball outside offstump and Joyce leaves it alone

13.2

Drummond to Joyce, 2 runs, its a bottom edge which takes it past the keeper. Long leg has to run a long way to field so they get a couple

13.3

Drummond to Joyce, no run, its hit up towards mid-on. Mommsen dives and stops the ball

13.4

Drummond to Joyce, FOUR, its a little too much room from Drummond. Joyce cuts the ball through point and it races to the rope

13.5

Drummond to Joyce, no run, its much straighter from Drummond and Joyce gets in line. Defended

13.6

Drummond to Joyce, FOUR, its tucked round the corner and long leg chases after the ball. He tries to flick the ball back but touches the rope at the same time. That was a good attempt though.

End of over 14 (10 runs) Ireland 68/2 (98 runs required from 36 overs, RR: 4.85, RRR: 2.72)
EC Joyce    29* (35b 4x4)      GD Drummond    3-0-15-0
NJ O'Brien    18* (21b 3x4)      RM Haq    2-0-7-0

14.1

Haq to NJ O'Brien, 2 runs, gets to the pitch of the ball and drives it through extra cover.

14.2

Haq to NJ O'Brien, no run, gets forward and hits the ball back to the bowler

14.3

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

14.4

Haq to NJ O'Brien, no run, hits the ball hard to the mid-on fielder and there isnt a run there

14.5

Haq to NJ O'Brien, 1 run, clips the ball through the legside and down to deep square leg

14.6

Haq to Joyce, no run, looped up from Haq. Joyce gets forward and defends

Wardlaw is coming back on as Scotland try and stem the runs.

End of over 15 (3 runs) Ireland 71/2 (95 runs required from 35 overs, RR: 4.73, RRR: 2.71)
EC Joyce    29* (36b 4x4)      RM Haq    3-0-10-0
NJ O'Brien    21* (26b 3x4)      GD Drummond    3-0-15-0

15.1

Wardlaw to NJ O'Brien, FOUR, its wide of offstump and O'Brien cuts it hard down to wide third man. Machan runs and dives for the ball. He landed heavily on his knee and looks in a lot of pain out there.

15.2

Wardlaw to NJ O'Brien, 1 run, dropped its an edge to first slip and its dropped by Haq. Was a tough chance though

15.3

Wardlaw to Joyce, no run, its an edge down legside and it bounces once before Murphy makes a smart stop

15.4

Wardlaw to Joyce, no run, gets in line and plays the ball back to the bowler

15.5

Wardlaw to Joyce, no run, goes back in the crease and hits the ball back to the bowler

15.6

Wardlaw to Joyce, FOUR, its a drive through extra cover. It absolutely flew off the bat. Nobody chases that shot

End of over 16 (9 runs) Ireland 80/2 (86 runs required from 34 overs, RR: 5.00, RRR: 2.52)
EC Joyce    33* (40b 5x4)      I Wardlaw    6-0-34-2
NJ O'Brien    26* (28b 4x4)      RM Haq    3-0-10-0

16.1

Haq to NJ O'Brien, 1 run, comes down the pitch and hits it to a deep mid-on

16.2

Haq to Joyce, FOUR, its another edge for Haq. It hits Joyce's edge and slip cant get to it. Races to the boundary

16.3

Haq to Joyce, no run, hits the ball to extra cover

16.4

Haq to Joyce, no run, gets forward and it hits the bat then the pad. There is a huge appeal but Umpire Smith doesnt move

16.5

Haq to Joyce, no run, goes back in the crease and watches the ball go through to the keeper

16.6

Haq to Joyce, no run, goes back in the crease and hits the ball to Berrington at short extra cover

End of over 17 (5 runs) Ireland 85/2 (81 runs required from 33 overs, RR: 5.00, RRR: 2.45)
EC Joyce    37* (45b 6x4)      RM Haq    4-0-15-0
NJ O'Brien    27* (29b 4x4)      I Wardlaw    6-0-34-2

17.1

Wardlaw to NJ O'Brien, no run, its a good length ball from Wardlaw. O'Brien goes back in the crease and hits to cover point

17.2

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

17.3

Wardlaw to Joyce, 1 run, its a short ball which gets hit to square leg. It plugs in the turf and Sharif runs in to field

17.4

Wardlaw to NJ O'Brien, 3 runs, its another short ball which is half pulled to the long-on boundary. Just stopped by Mommsen before the rope

17.5

Wardlaw to Joyce, no run, looks to drive the ball but doesnt time it and it goes to extra cover

17.6

Wardlaw to Joyce, 1 run, knockes the ball into the legside and its another easy single

End of over 18 (6 runs) Ireland 91/2 (75 runs required from 32 overs, RR: 5.05, RRR: 2.34)
EC Joyce    39* (48b 6x4)      I Wardlaw    7-0-40-2
NJ O'Brien    31* (32b 4x4)      RM Haq    4-0-15-0

18.1

Haq to Joyce, OUT, Joyce plays forward to the ball and is suprised when it spins past the bat and knocks over the stumps. Big wicket for Scotland. They need a few more quickly.

EC Joyce b Haq 39 (57m 49b 6x4 0x6) SR: 79.59

18.2

Haq to Wilson, no run, hits the pad and goes down the legside. Appeals for LBW and the catch. Not out though.

18.3

Haq to Wilson, no run, gets forward and defends

18.4

Haq to Wilson, no run, hits the ball out to point and there is a loud shout of no from Wilson

18.5

Haq to Wilson, no run, turns thew ball around the corner and straight to Wardlaw

18.6

Haq to Wilson, no run, good length again from Haq and Wilson defends. Its a wicket maiden for Haq

End of over 19 (wicket maiden) Ireland 91/3 (75 runs required from 31 overs, RR: 4.78, RRR: 2.41)
GC Wilson    0* (5b)      RM Haq    5-1-15-1
NJ O'Brien    31* (32b 4x4)      I Wardlaw    7-0-40-2

19.1

Sharif to NJ O'Brien, 1 run, its clipped off the pads and down to long leg

19.2

Sharif to Wilson, 1 run, drops the ball in front of Berrington in the covers. Wilson is desperate for the run and calls O'Brien through. If Berrington had hit O'Brien was gone

19.3

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

19.4

Sharif to NJ O'Brien, no run, its another good length from Sharif. O'Brien gets in line and defends

19.5

Sharif to NJ O'Brien, 1 no ball, Sharif oversteps and its a no ball. First one today

19.5

Sharif to NJ O'Brien, FOUR, its a short ball and O'Brien hits it hard through mid-wicket. Great shot

19.6

Sharif to NJ O'Brien, FOUR, Its a full ball and O'Brien gets the outside edge. The keeper has no chance as it flies past him.

We have hit 20 overs so we will have a result one way or the other today.

End of over 20 (11 runs) Ireland 102/3 (64 runs required from 30 overs, RR: 5.10, RRR: 2.13)
NJ O'Brien    40* (38b 6x4)      SM Sharif    5-0-30-0
GC Wilson    1* (6b)      RM Haq    5-1-15-1

20.1

Haq to Wilson, no run, hits the ball up to mid-off

20.2

Haq to Wilson, 1 run, gets an edge onto the pad and into the legside

20.3

Haq to NJ O'Brien, no run, hits the ball up to extra cover. Berrington dives well to stop the ball

20.4

Haq to NJ O'Brien, no run, goes back in the crease and hits the ball to mid-wicket

20.5

Haq to NJ O'Brien, 1 run, tucks the ball round the corner and Wilson calls for the run straight away

20.6

Haq to Wilson, no run, its looped up by Haq, Wilson goes back in the crease and defends

End of over 21 (2 runs) Ireland 104/3 (62 runs required from 29 overs, RR: 4.95, RRR: 2.13)
GC Wilson    2* (9b)      RM Haq    6-1-17-1
NJ O'Brien    41* (41b 6x4)      SM Sharif    5-0-30-0

21.1

Sharif to NJ O'Brien, no run, its a good length ball and its guided to point

21.2

Sharif to NJ O'Brien, 1 run, Sharif strays onto the legstump and its clipped to deep square leg

21.3

Sharif to Wilson, no run, its driven towards Berrington at cover. He makes a sharp stop

21.4

Sharif to Wilson, no run, its wide of offstump and cut to point. MacLeod makes a good stop

21.5

Sharif to Wilson, 1 run, Sharif goes legstump again and its clipped down to long leg

21.6

Sharif to NJ O'Brien, no run, full ball and its hit up to mid-wicket by O'Brien

End of over 22 (2 runs) Ireland 106/3 (60 runs required from 28 overs, RR: 4.81, RRR: 2.14)
NJ O'Brien    42* (44b 6x4)      SM Sharif    6-0-32-0
GC Wilson    3* (12b)      RM Haq    6-1-17-1

22.1

Haq to Wilson, 2 runs, it spins down the legside and Wilson gets an edge down past the close fielders

22.2

Haq to Wilson, no run, he gets hit on the pad and there is a big appeal. Umpire Smith is unmoved

22.3

Haq to Wilson, FOUR, he comes down the pitch and hits the ball hard towards wide mid-on. The fielder dives and just cant get to it

22.4

Haq to Wilson, FOUR, he comes down the pitch again and hits the ball high to cow corner. It bounces once before the rope

22.5

Haq to Wilson, no run, gets forward and defends. It pops up in the air. There are shouts of catch it but there is no one there.

22.6

Haq to Wilson, 2 leg byes, hits the pads and goes past the keeper. The fielder chases the ball back and it stops just before the rope

End of over 23 (12 runs) Ireland 118/3 (48 runs required from 27 overs, RR: 5.13, RRR: 1.77)
GC Wilson    13* (18b 2x4)      RM Haq    7-1-27-1
NJ O'Brien    42* (44b 6x4)      SM Sharif    6-0-32-0

23.1

Machan to NJ O'Brien, no run, full ball hit towards point and fielded

23.2

Machan to NJ O'Brien, no run, full toss hit straight to short mid-off

23.3

Machan to NJ O'Brien, 1 run, drives the ball to the cover sweeper

23.4

Machan to Wilson, no run, tries for the reverse sweep and misses

23.5

Machan to Wilson, no run, hits the ball toward point and Wilson shouts "wait wait"

23.6

Machan to Wilson, no run, spins past the outside of Wilson's bat and through to the keeper

End of over 24 (1 run) Ireland 119/3 (47 runs required from 26 overs, RR: 4.95, RRR: 1.80)
GC Wilson    13* (21b 2x4)      MW Machan    1-0-1-0
NJ O'Brien    43* (47b 6x4)      RM Haq    7-1-27-1

24.1

Haq to NJ O'Brien, FOUR, its hit in the air towards Sharif at point. The ball goes through his hands and races to the rope

24.2

Haq to NJ O'Brien, no run, hits the pad and goes down legside. The keeper gathers the ball

24.3

Haq to NJ O'Brien, 1 run, clipped off the pads and down to square leg

24.4

Haq to Wilson, no run, gets forward to the ball and plays with the spin into the off-side

24.5

Haq to Wilson, no run, comes down the pitch and almost yorks himself. Played back to the bowler

24.6

Haq to Wilson, 1 run, hits the ball to mid-wicket

End of over 25 (6 runs) Ireland 125/3 (41 runs required from 25 overs, RR: 5.00, RRR: 1.64)
GC Wilson    14* (24b 2x4)      RM Haq    8-1-33-1
NJ O'Brien    48* (50b 7x4)      MW Machan    1-0-1-0

25.1

Machan to Wilson, 1 run, clips the ball through square leg

25.2

Machan to NJ O'Brien, 1 run, gets to the pitch of the ball and hits it out to deep extra cover

25.3

Machan to Wilson, no run, plays the ball to short mid-wicket

25.4

Machan to Wilson, no run, turns the ball round the corner and its fielded quickly to stop the run

25.5

Machan to Wilson, no run, goes for the reverse sweep and it hits him on the pad. Huge appeal again and he is not out

25.6

Machan to Wilson, no run, drops the ball into the covers. Wilson wants the run but O'Brien says no.

End of over 26 (3 runs) Ireland 128/3 (38 runs required from 24 overs, RR: 4.92, RRR: 1.58)
GC Wilson    15* (29b 2x4)      MW Machan    2-0-3-0
NJ O'Brien    49* (51b 7x4)      RM Haq    8-1-33-1

26.1

Haq to NJ O'Brien, no run, plays the ball into the legside and straight to the fielder

26.2

Haq to NJ O'Brien, no run, looks to drive the ball and misses. The keeper gathers the ball

26.3

Haq to NJ O'Brien, 1 run, clipped through square leg and thats his fifty

26.4

Haq to Wilson, 1 run, comes down the pitch and hits it to long-on

26.5

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

26.6

Haq to NJ O'Brien, 1 run, plays with the spin and hits the ball down to deep square leg

End of over 27 (3 runs) Ireland 131/3 (35 runs required from 23 overs, RR: 4.85, RRR: 1.52)
NJ O'Brien    51* (56b 7x4)      RM Haq    9-1-36-1
GC Wilson    16* (30b 2x4)      MW Machan    2-0-3-0

27.1

Machan to NJ O'Brien, 1 run, clips the ball down to cover sweeper

27.2

Machan to Wilson, 1 run, cuts the ball square on the off-side and out to the cover sweeper

27.3

Machan to NJ O'Brien, no run, gets forward and cuts the ball to point

27.4

Machan to NJ O'Brien, no run, tries the same cut to point and it goes to the same fielder

27.5

Machan to NJ O'Brien, FOUR, pulls the ball round the corner and it goes straight through the fielder

27.6

Machan to NJ O'Brien, no run, gets forward to the ball and defends into the off-side

End of over 28 (6 runs) Ireland 137/3 (29 runs required from 22 overs, RR: 4.89, RRR: 1.31)
NJ O'Brien    56* (61b 8x4)      MW Machan    3-0-9-0
GC Wilson    17* (31b 2x4)      RM Haq    9-1-36-1

28.1

Wardlaw to Wilson, no run, good length ball hit down to backward point

28.2

Wardlaw to Wilson, no run, good length ball again from Wardlaw. Its defended back down the pitch

28.3

Wardlaw to Wilson, FOUR, its a tad fuller and Wilson drives the ball past cover point. The fielders dont chase it

28.4

Wardlaw to Wilson, no run, hits the ball up to mid-on. He throws at the non-strikers end and hits the stumps. O'Brien was home though.

28.5

Wardlaw to Wilson, no run, its a short ball and Wilson goes for a pull shot. It hits him on the helmet and goes through to the keeper

28.6

Wardlaw to Wilson, 1 run, guides the ball down to third man. Thats drinks.

Ireland are in a very strong position here. At the final drink break they only need another 24 runs to win this game. Scotland need a big turnaround from here.

Match State: Drinks

End of over 29 (5 runs) Ireland 142/3 (24 runs required from 21 overs, RR: 4.89, RRR: 1.14)
GC Wilson    22* (37b 3x4)      I Wardlaw    8-0-45-2
NJ O'Brien    56* (61b 8x4)      MW Machan    3-0-9-0

29.1

Haq to Wilson, no run, comes forward and gets an edge onto his pads

29.2

Haq to Wilson, no run, turned round the corner to leg slip

29.3

Haq to Wilson, no run, turned into the legside and the fielder is onto it in a flash

29.4

Haq to Wilson, 1 run, dropped in between point and cover point. Its an easy run for Wilson

29.5

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

29.6

Haq to Wilson, no run, gets forward and hit to mid-wicket

End of over 30 (2 runs) Ireland 144/3 (22 runs required from 20 overs, RR: 4.80, RRR: 1.10)
GC Wilson    23* (42b 3x4)      RM Haq    10-1-39-1
NJ O'Brien    57* (62b 8x4)      I Wardlaw    8-0-45-2

30.1

Wardlaw to NJ O'Brien, 2 runs, its a good length ball and it gets hit through mid-wicket. Doesnt have the legs to make it to the rope

30.2

Wardlaw to NJ O'Brien, 1 run, its driven through the covers and the fielder gets a hand to the ball. That stopped the boundary there

30.3

Wardlaw to Wilson, 1 no ball, oversteps and there is a free hit coming now

30.3

Wardlaw to Wilson, SIX, its in the slot and Wilson swings the arms. It flies towards the long-on boundaary and lands on the rope

30.4

Wardlaw to Wilson, no run, gets in line and plays the ball back to the bowler

30.5

Wardlaw to Wilson, no run, its a good length and fast. Its outside offstump and Wilson doesnt have to play a shot

30.6

Wardlaw to Wilson, 1 leg bye, its a short ball and Wilson misses with the pull shot. It hits his helmet and goes down to third man

End of over 31 (11 runs) Ireland 155/3 (11 runs required from 19 overs, RR: 5.00, RRR: 0.57)
GC Wilson    29* (47b 3x4 1x6)      I Wardlaw    9-0-55-2
NJ O'Brien    60* (64b 8x4)      RM Haq    10-1-39-1

31.1

Sharif to Wilson, no run, its a swing and miss outside the offstump

31.2

Sharif to Wilson, 2 runs, the ball gets cut hard through point. MacLeod gets one hand to the ball but cant stop it.

31.3

Sharif to Wilson, FOUR, its on legstump and pulled to the square leg boundary. The end is nigh you feel

31.4

Sharif to Wilson, no run, guided off the face of the bat and straight to point this time

31.5

Sharif to Wilson, no run, its a fast ball and its let go through to the keeper

31.6

Sharif to Wilson, no run, its guided down to point again and they dont even think about the run

End of over 32 (6 runs) Ireland 161/3 (5 runs required from 18 overs, RR: 5.03, RRR: 0.27)
GC Wilson    35* (53b 4x4 1x6)      SM Sharif    7-0-38-0
NJ O'Brien    60* (64b 8x4)      I Wardlaw    9-0-55-2

32.1

Wardlaw to NJ O'Brien, no run, its a short ball and O'Brien misses with the hook

32.2

Wardlaw to NJ O'Brien, no run, its a full length ball hit down to point

32.3

Wardlaw to NJ O'Brien, no run, it hits the pad and then goes down the legside. The keeper gathers the ball

32.4

Wardlaw to NJ O'Brien, FOUR, its pulled to the deep square leg boundary and the scores are tied.

32.5

Wardlaw to NJ O'Brien, no run, good ball from Wardlaw. Its a yorker and is dug out well

32.6

Wardlaw to NJ O'Brien, 1 run, its a short ball and O'Brien pulls the ball down to long leg. Ireland win by 7 wickets.

Ireland have really won this match at a canter. They have won by 7 wickets with 102 balls remaining. Scotland's target was never challenging enough and Ireland's middle order which failed in Fridays game really performed today. We are just having the presentation on the field with Ireland receiving the World Cricket League winners trophy.

So that just leaves me to thank you for following my coverage today. This is Justin Smyth saying goodbye from a sunny Stormont ground.

End of over 33 (5 runs) Ireland 166/3 (RR: 5.03)
NJ O'Brien    65* (70b 9x4)      I Wardlaw    10-0-60-2
GC Wilson    35* (53b 4x4 1x6)      SM Sharif    7-0-38-0
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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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