ICC World Twenty20 Qualifier, 57th Match, Preliminary Final: Canada v Ireland at Dubai (DSC), Mar 22, 2012
ICC World Twenty20 Qualifier - Preliminary final
Ireland won by 10 wickets (with 63 balls remaining)
Played at Dubai International Cricket Stadium (neutral venue)
22 March 2012 (20-over match)
0.1

Johnston to Gunasekera, no run, good length found firsat up. Gunsekera comes forward and defends it back to the bowler

0.2

Johnston to Gunasekera, 1 leg bye, on the leg stump. off the pads to the point for a leg-bye

Canada 1/0   R Gunasekera 0* (2b)
1.1

Rankin to Gunasekera, no run, comes forward and defends it to the leg side

1.2

Rankin to Gunasekera, 1 wide, wide down the leg side

1.2

Rankin to Gunasekera, no run, goes for the big hit to midwicket. Can't clear the midwicket fielder

1.3

Rankin to Gunasekera, no run, loud appeal for the caught behind. It seemed like it came of the pad

1.4

Rankin to Gunasekera, FOUR, first poor ball of the day as it was a short ball outside the off stump. Gunasekera pulls it to deep square-leg for a boundary

1.5

Rankin to Gunasekera, no run, an appeal for the catch as Gunasekera is drawn into the drive. The bat scraped the ground, which was the noise the bowlers and the fielders heard

1.6

Rankin to Gunasekera, FOUR, fuller ball on the leg stump. Gunasekera flicks it past mid-on for a boundary

Canada 10/1   R Gunasekera 8* (8b 2x4)
2.3

Johnston to Gunasekera, no run, comes forward to a good length ball and steers it to point. Shouts a loud no as he doesn't want to take the single

2.4

Johnston to Gunasekera, no run, comes forward and pushes it to cover

2.5

Johnston to Gunasekera, no run, Gunasekera can't quite find the gaps as it is third ball in a row that he hits the ball to the fielder

2.6

Johnston to Gunasekera, 1 run, finally he steers a ball past point and retains the strike with a single

Canada 12/1   R Gunasekera 9* (12b 2x4)
3.1

Rankin to Gunasekera, 1 run, Gunasekera seems more at ease facing Rankin as he plays it down with soft hands for a single

3.3

Rankin to Gunasekera, no run, beats the outside edge of Gunasekera with a ball moving away

3.4

Rankin to Gunasekera, 1 run, the extra bounce nearly gets the wicket as Gunasekera is looking to play it down and gets a top edge to third-man for a single

3.6

Rankin to Gunasekera, 1 run, fuller ball on the off stump. Gunasekera comes forward and drives it to mid-off for a single

Canada 17/1   R Gunasekera 12* (16b 2x4)
4.1

Johnston to Gunasekera, 1 run, good length ball outside the off stump. Gunasekera plays it down with soft hands to cover for a single

4.3

Johnston to Gunasekera, 2 runs, on the leg stump. First breather that Gunasekera gets from Johnston. He flicks it to deep square-leg for a couple

4.4

Johnston to Gunasekera, no run, comes forward and drives it to cover

4.5

Johnston to Gunasekera, no run, fuller ball outside the off stump. Gunasekera comes forward and defends it back to the bowler

4.6

Johnston to Gunasekera, 1 leg bye, off the pads to square-leg for a leg-bye. Johnston has a shout, but that pitched outside the leg stump

Canada 22/1   R Gunasekera 15* (21b 2x4)
5.1

Sorensen to Gunasekera, 1 run, turns it to square-leg for a single

Canada 23/1   R Gunasekera 16* (22b 2x4)
6.1

Johnston to Gunasekera, 1 run, steers it to third-man for a single

6.3

Johnston to Gunasekera, 1 run, steers it to third-man for a single

Canada 38/1   R Gunasekera 18* (24b 2x4)
7.1

Stirling to Gunasekera, 1 run, turns it to square-leg for a single

7.3

Stirling to Gunasekera, no run

7.4

Stirling to Gunasekera, 1 run

Canada 41/2   R Gunasekera 20* (27b 2x4)
8.1

Dockrell to Gunasekera, 1 run, pushes it to point for a single

8.4

Dockrell to Gunasekera, 1 run, on the leg stump. Gunasekera turns it to square-leg for a single

Canada 44/3   R Gunasekera 22* (29b 2x4)
9.2

Rankin to Gunasekera, 1 run, fuller ball on the leg stump. Gunasekera drives it to long-on for a single

9.4

Rankin to Gunasekera, 2 runs, flicks it to fine-leg for a couple and that's Canada's fifty

9.5

Rankin to Gunasekera, 1 run, makes room and cuts it to third-man for a single

Canada 51/3   R Gunasekera 26* (32b 2x4)
10.3

Dockrell to Gunasekera, OUT, fuller ball outside the off stump. Gunasekera sweeps and gets a top edge. Stirling runs in from deep square-leg and takes a supreme catch

R Gunasekera c Stirling b Dockrell 26 (33b 2x4 0x6) SR: 78.78

Canada 54/4   R Gunasekera 26 (33b 2x4)
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