ICC World Twenty20 Qualifier - Preliminary final

Canada v Ireland

Ireland won by 10 wickets (with 63 balls remaining)

Hello all and welcome to the coverage of the preliminary final between Canada and Ireland. News from the middle is, Canada have won the toss and are batting

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

0.3

Johnston to Patel, no run, another good ball to the new batsman. Patel comes forward and pushes it back to the bowler. A leg-bye next ball ?

0.4

Johnston to Patel, no run, outside the off stump. Patel comes forward and pushes it back to the bowler

0.5

Johnston to Patel, OUT, fuller ball outside the off stump. Patel has a go at it. The ball swung late. Patel who was drawn into the drive finds the outside edge and Stirling gladly takes it at first slip

H Patel c Stirling b Johnston 0 (3b 0x4 0x6) SR: 0.00

Nitish Kumar, the new batsman

0.6

Johnston to Kumar, no run, comes forward and defends it back onto the pitch

End of over 1 (1 run, wicket maiden) Canada 1/1
NR Kumar    0* (1b)      DT Johnston    1-1-0-1
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

Second slip in place

End of over 2 (9 runs) Canada 10/1
R Gunasekera    8* (8b 2x4)      WB Rankin    1-0-9-0
NR Kumar    0* (1b)      DT Johnston    1-1-0-1

2.1

Johnston to Kumar, no run, comes forward and pushes it to mid-off

2.2

Johnston to Kumar, 1 run, off the outside edge to third-man for a single

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

End of over 3 (2 runs) Canada 12/1
R Gunasekera    9* (12b 2x4)      DT Johnston    2-1-2-1
NR Kumar    1* (3b)      WB Rankin    1-0-9-0

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

3.2

Rankin to Kumar, 1 run, off the outside edge. Kumar wanted to flick it and gets an outside edge past the point fielder 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

3.5

Rankin to Kumar, 1 run, fuller ball on the middle stump. Kumar comes forwared and pushes it to mid-on and sets off for a quick 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

End of over 4 (5 runs) Canada 17/1
R Gunasekera    12* (16b 2x4)      WB Rankin    2-0-14-0
NR Kumar    3* (5b)      DT Johnston    2-1-2-1

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

4.2

Johnston to Kumar, 1 run, pushes it to midwicket and gets a quick 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

Sorensen comes into the attack

End of over 5 (5 runs) Canada 22/1
R Gunasekera    15* (21b 2x4)      DT Johnston    3-1-6-1
NR Kumar    4* (6b)      WB Rankin    2-0-14-0

5.1

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

5.2

Sorensen to Kumar, FOUR, short ball outside the off stump. Kumar goes for the lofted drive and clears the infield. He gets his first boundary

5.3

Sorensen to Kumar, no run, turns it to square-leg

5.4

Sorensen to Kumar, FOUR, fuller ball outside the off stump. Kumar comes forward and drives it past the mid-off for a boundary

5.5

Sorensen to Kumar, no run

5.6

Sorensen to Kumar, FOUR, fuller ball outside the off stump. Kumar lofts it back over the bowler's head for a boundary. Good over this for Canada

End of over 6 (13 runs) Canada 35/1
NR Kumar    16* (11b 3x4)      MC Sorensen    1-0-13-0
R Gunasekera    16* (22b 2x4)      DT Johnston    3-1-6-1

6.1

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

6.2

Johnston to Kumar, 1 run, comes forward and pushes it to point

6.3

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

6.4

Johnston to Kumar, no run, fuller ball outside the off stump. Kumar comes forward and drives it to cover

6.5

Johnston to Kumar, no run, fuller ball outside the off stump. Kumar guides it to the point fielder

6.6

Johnston to Kumar, OUT, and that's a wicket for him off the final ball of his spell. He drags Kumar forward with a length ball. Kumar is looking to square-drive and gets a faint outside edge. Enough for Wilson to go up in glee as he pouches the ball

NR Kumar c †Wilson b Johnston 17 (15b 3x4 0x6) SR: 113.33

Stirling comes into the attack

End of over 7 (3 runs) Canada 38/2
     DT Johnston    4-1-9-2
R Gunasekera    18* (24b 2x4)      MC Sorensen    1-0-13-0

7.1

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

7.2

Stirling to Hansra, 1 run

7.3

Stirling to Gunasekera, no run

7.4

Stirling to Gunasekera, 1 run

7.5

Stirling to Hansra, no run

7.6

Stirling to Hansra, no run

End of over 8 (3 runs) Canada 41/2
AS Hansra    1* (3b)      PR Stirling    1-0-3-0
R Gunasekera    20* (27b 2x4)      DT Johnston    4-1-9-2

8.1

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

8.2

Dockrell to Hansra, OUT, and that's the arm-ball. Hansra comes forward in an attempt to defend it. He leaves a huge gap between the pad and the bat. Enough for the ball to slip in and hit the off stump

AS Hansra b Dockrell 1 (4b 0x4 0x6) SR: 25.00

8.3

Dockrell to Rizwan Cheema, 1 run, pushes it to long-on to get off the mark

8.4

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

8.5

Dockrell to Rizwan Cheema, no run, short ball outside the off stump. Cheema looks to cut it and is beaten

8.6

Dockrell to Rizwan Cheema, 1 run, drives it to long-off for a single

End of over 9 (4 runs) Canada 45/3
Rizwan Cheema    2* (3b)      GH Dockrell    1-0-4-1
R Gunasekera    22* (29b 2x4)      PR Stirling    1-0-3-0

9.1

Rankin to Rizwan Cheema, 1 leg bye, off the pads to square-leg for a leg-bye

9.2

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

9.3

Rankin to Rizwan Cheema, 1 run, turns it behind square 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

9.6

Rankin to Rizwan Cheema, 1 wide, wide down the leg side

9.6

Rankin to Rizwan Cheema, 1 run, pushes it to midwicket for a single

End of over 10 (8 runs) Canada 53/3
Rizwan Cheema    4* (6b)      WB Rankin    3-0-21-0
R Gunasekera    26* (32b 2x4)      GH Dockrell    1-0-4-1

10.1

Dockrell to Rizwan Cheema, no run, comes forward and defends it back onto the pitch

10.2

Dockrell to Rizwan Cheema, 1 run, turns it to deep midwicket for a single

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

10.4

Dockrell to Rizwan Cheema, no run, pushes it to point

10.5

Dockrell to Rizwan Cheema, 1 run, turns it to square-leg for a single

10.6

Dockrell to Gordon, no run, comes forward and defends it back onto the pitch

End of over 11 (2 runs) Canada 55/4
TG Gordon    0* (1b)      GH Dockrell    2-0-6-2
Rizwan Cheema    6* (10b)      WB Rankin    3-0-21-0

11.1

Sorensen to Rizwan Cheema, OUT, short ball outside the off stump. Cheema looks to flick it over the top. He doesn't get enough wood as Dockrell has to run to his right from mid-on and take the catch

Rizwan Cheema c Dockrell b Sorensen 5 (11b 0x4 0x6) SR: 45.45

11.2

Sorensen to Gordon, no run, comes forward and defends it back onto the pitch

11.3

Sorensen to Gordon, no run, short ball outside the off stump. Gordon drops his hands down and looks to evade it. There was some noise as the ball passed the bat

11.4

Sorensen to Gordon, no run, comes forward and pushes it to point

11.5

Sorensen to Gordon, no run, that moving ball has him in trouble. It pitches and moves away from him. He chases it and nearly gets an outside edge

11.6

Sorensen to Gordon, no run, fuller ball outside the off stump. Gordon comes forward and pushes it to cover

End of over 12 (wicket maiden) Canada 55/5
TG Gordon    0* (6b)      MC Sorensen    2-1-13-1
HS Baidwan    0* (0b)      GH Dockrell    2-0-6-2

12.1

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

12.2

Dockrell to Gordon, 1 run, fuller ball outside the off stump. Gordon comes forward and drives it to point for a single. He gets off the mark with that single

12.3

Dockrell to Baidwan, no run, pushes it to point

12.4

Dockrell to Baidwan, 1 run, paddles it to short fine-leg for a single

12.5

Dockrell to Gordon, 3 runs, off the outside edge. Stirling puts up a sterling effort to keep them down to three runs

12.6

Dockrell to Baidwan, 1 run, drives it to long-off for a single

End of over 13 (7 runs) Canada 62/5
HS Baidwan    3* (4b)      GH Dockrell    3-0-13-2
TG Gordon    4* (8b)      MC Sorensen    2-1-13-1

13.1

Rankin to Baidwan, 1 run, comes forward and drives it to point for a single

13.2

Rankin to Gordon, 1 run, comes forward and drives it to mid-off for a single

13.3

Rankin to Baidwan, 1 run, off the leading edge to mid-off for a single

13.4

Rankin to Gordon, 1 run, pushes to point and sets off for a quick single

13.5

Rankin to Baidwan, 1 run, comes forward and square-drives it to deep point for a single

13.6

Rankin to Gordon, no run, beats the outside edge with a ball moving away. Gordon was drawn into the drive there

End of over 14 (5 runs) Canada 67/5
TG Gordon    6* (11b)      WB Rankin    4-0-25-0
HS Baidwan    6* (7b)      GH Dockrell    3-0-13-2

14.1

Sorensen to Baidwan, no run, good length ball outside the off stump. Baidwan drives it to cover

14.2

Sorensen to Baidwan, OUT, short ball outside the off stump. Baidwan is stuck on the backfoot and looks to drive. He gets an inside edge and he hears the death rattle. He should be disappointed with his shot selection

HS Baidwan b Sorensen 6 (9b 0x4 0x6) SR: 66.66

14.3

Sorensen to Bhatti, no run, comes forward and drives it to cover

14.4

Sorensen to Bhatti, 1 run, short ball outside the off stump. Bhatti steers it to third-man for a single

14.5

Sorensen to Gordon, no run, hits the wrist as the watch falls off. Gordon was beaten by the bounce

14.6

Sorensen to Gordon, 1 run, pulls it to fine-leg for a single

End of over 15 (2 runs) Canada 69/6
TG Gordon    7* (13b)      MC Sorensen    3-1-15-2
RA Bhatti    1* (2b)      WB Rankin    4-0-25-0

15.1

Stirling to Gordon, 2 leg byes, looks to sweep and gets hit on the pad. The ball trickles to fine-leg for a couple of leg-byes

15.2

Stirling to Gordon, no run, pushes it to the leg side

15.3

Stirling to Gordon, 1 run, comes forward and turns it to square-leg for a single

15.4

Stirling to Bhatti, 1 run, plays it with soft hands to point and sets off for a single

15.5

Stirling to Gordon, 1 run, sweeps it to short fine-leg for a single

15.6

Stirling to Bhatti, 2 runs, off the outside edge to third-man for a couple

End of over 16 (7 runs) Canada 76/6
RA Bhatti    4* (4b)      PR Stirling    2-0-8-0
TG Gordon    9* (17b)      MC Sorensen    3-1-15-2

16.1

Sorensen to Gordon, no run

16.2

Sorensen to Gordon, 1 run, pulls it to fine-leg for a single

16.3

Sorensen to Bhatti, no run, short ball outside the off stump and an off cutter. Bhatti looks to cut it and is beaten

16.4

Sorensen to Bhatti, FOUR, fuller ball outside the off stump. Bhatti looks to go for the lofted shot to long-on and gets an inside edge to fine-leg for a boundary

16.5

Sorensen to Bhatti, OUT, short ball outside the off stump. Bhatti moves across and looks to cut it. He gets an outside edge back to the keeper

RA Bhatti c †Wilson b Sorensen 8 (7b 1x4 0x6) SR: 114.28

16.6

Sorensen to Junaid Siddiqui, no run, comes forward and pushes it to the leg side

End of over 17 (5 runs) Canada 81/7
Junaid Siddiqui    0* (1b)      MC Sorensen    4-1-20-3
TG Gordon    10* (19b)      PR Stirling    2-0-8-0

17.1

Stirling to Gordon, FOUR, fuller ball outside the off stump. Gordon lofts it to long-off for a boundary. The boundary was a result of the parry by the fielder

17.2

Stirling to Gordon, no run

17.3

Stirling to Gordon, 1 run, comes forward and turns it to leg side for a single

17.4

Stirling to Junaid Siddiqui, 1 run, pushes it to cover for a single

17.5

Stirling to Gordon, FOUR, full-toss on the leg stump. Gordon comes down the track and lofts it to deep midwicket for a boundary

17.6

Stirling to Gordon, no run, comes forward and pushes it back to the bowler

End of over 18 (10 runs) Canada 91/7
TG Gordon    19* (24b 2x4)      PR Stirling    3-0-18-0
Junaid Siddiqui    1* (2b)      MC Sorensen    4-1-20-3

18.1

Dockrell to Junaid Siddiqui, 1 run, on the leg stump. Siddiqui turns it to midwicket for a single

18.2

Dockrell to Gordon, FOUR, short ball on the off stump. Gordon pulls it to deep midwicket. Poor fielding effort by Sorensen allows them a boundary

18.3

Dockrell to Gordon, OUT, fuller ball outside the off stump. Gordon comes down the track and lofts it straight down the throat of O'Brein at long-off

TG Gordon c O'Brien b Dockrell 23 (26b 3x4 0x6) SR: 88.46

18.4

Dockrell to Junaid Siddiqui, 1 run, cuts it to deep point for a single

18.5

Dockrell to Osinde, no run, struck on the pads outside the leg stump

18.6

Dockrell to Osinde, no run, looks to pull and is beaten

End of over 19 (6 runs) Canada 97/8
H Osinde    0* (2b)      GH Dockrell    4-0-19-3
Junaid Siddiqui    3* (4b)      PR Stirling    3-0-18-0

19.1

Stirling to Junaid Siddiqui, 1 run, pulls it to deep square-leg for a single

19.2

Stirling to Osinde, 1 run, sweeps it to square-leg for a single

19.3

Stirling to Junaid Siddiqui, 2 runs, full-toss outside the off stump. He lofts it to sweeper cover for a couple

19.4

Stirling to Junaid Siddiqui, no run, comes forward and drives it back to the bowler

19.5

Stirling to Junaid Siddiqui, 1 run, pushes it to cover for a single

19.6

Stirling to Osinde, FOUR, the last ball of the innings is drilled down the ground for a boundary

That's a disappointing batting effort by Canada. Ireland's bowlers did a good job and the fielders supported them ably, except for two misfields. The chase seems to be easy for Ireland. Join us in fifteen minutes for the chase

End of over 20 (9 runs) Canada 106/8
H Osinde    5* (4b 1x4)      PR Stirling    4-0-27-0
Junaid Siddiqui    7* (8b)      GH Dockrell    4-0-19-3
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Mar 22, 2012

Ruvindu Gunasekera was Canada's top-scorer with 26, Canada v Ireland, World Twenty20 Qualifier, Dubai, March 22, 2012

Ruvindu Gunasekera was Canada's top-scorer with 26

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Mar 22, 2012

William Porterfield made 42 off 25 balls, Canada v Ireland, World Twenty20 Qualifier, Dubai, March 22, 2012

William Porterfield made 42 off 25 balls

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