ICC World Twenty20 Qualifier - Preliminary final

Canada v Ireland

Ireland won by 10 wickets (with 63 balls remaining)

0.1

Osinde to Porterfield, 1 leg bye, off the pads for a leg-bye

0.2

Osinde to Stirling, no run

0.3

Osinde to Stirling, FOUR, short outside the off stump. He lofts it over cover for a boundary

0.4

Osinde to Stirling, FOUR, short ball on the off stump. Stirling pulls it to deep midwicket for a boundary

0.5

Osinde to Stirling, SIX, short ball again. This time Stirling pulls it over all the boundary ropes for a six. Stirling seems to be a man in a hurry

0.6

Osinde to Stirling, no run, plays it down with soft hands

End of over 1 (15 runs) Ireland 15/0 (92 runs required from 19 overs, RR: 15.00, RRR: 4.84)
PR Stirling    14* (5b 2x4 1x6)      H Osinde    1-0-14-0
WTS Porterfield    0* (1b)     

1.1

Junaid Siddiqui to Porterfield, FOUR, fuller ball outside the off stump. Porterfield drives it past covers for a boundary

1.2

Junaid Siddiqui to Porterfield, no run

1.3

Junaid Siddiqui to Porterfield, 2 runs, lofts it to long-off for a couple

1.4

Junaid Siddiqui to Porterfield, 1 run, pushes it to midwicket for a single

1.5

Junaid Siddiqui to Stirling, no run, good length ball outside the off stump. Stirling comes forward and defends

1.6

Junaid Siddiqui to Stirling, 1 run, fuller ball on the leg stump. Stirling sweeps it to deep square-leg for a single. Porterfield wanted a couple. He could have been in massive trouble if not for the wayward throw by the fielder

End of over 2 (8 runs) Ireland 23/0 (84 runs required from 18 overs, RR: 11.50, RRR: 4.66)
PR Stirling    15* (7b 2x4 1x6)      Junaid Siddiqui    1-0-8-0
WTS Porterfield    7* (5b 1x4)      H Osinde    1-0-14-0

2.1

Osinde to Stirling, no run, short ball outside the off stumo. Stirling looks to upper cut it and is beaten

2.2

Osinde to Stirling, FOUR, short ball outside the off stump. Stirling makes room and smashes it over point for a boundary

2.3

Osinde to Stirling, FOUR, short ball on the off stump. Pulls it to deep midwicket for a boundary

2.4

Osinde to Stirling, SIX, and another six as he lofts it over deep midwicket

2.5

Osinde to Stirling, no run, short ball outside the off stump. He looks to cut it and is beaten

2.6

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

End of over 3 (15 runs) Ireland 38/0 (69 runs required from 17 overs, RR: 12.66, RRR: 4.05)
PR Stirling    30* (13b 4x4 2x6)      H Osinde    2-0-29-0
WTS Porterfield    7* (5b 1x4)      Junaid Siddiqui    1-0-8-0

3.1

Junaid Siddiqui to Stirling, FOUR, on the leg stump. Stirling slogs it to deep square-leg for a boundary

3.2

Junaid Siddiqui to Stirling, no run, off the inside edge to short fine-leg

3.3

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

3.4

Junaid Siddiqui to Porterfield, 1 run, pushes it to mid-on for a single

3.5

Junaid Siddiqui to Stirling, 1 run, forces it to long-on for another single

3.6

Junaid Siddiqui to Porterfield, 1 run, pushes to the leg side to retain the strike

End of over 4 (8 runs) Ireland 46/0 (61 runs required from 16 overs, RR: 11.50, RRR: 3.81)
WTS Porterfield    9* (7b 1x4)      Junaid Siddiqui    2-0-16-0
PR Stirling    36* (17b 5x4 2x6)      H Osinde    2-0-29-0

4.1

Rizwan Cheema to Porterfield, 2 runs, on the leg stump. Porterfield turns it to square-leg for a couple

4.2

Rizwan Cheema to Porterfield, FOUR, short ball outside the off stump. Porterfield slices it past point for a boundary

4.3

Rizwan Cheema to Porterfield, FOUR, on the leg stump. Porterfield smashes it past square-leg for a boundary

4.4

Rizwan Cheema to Porterfield, FOUR, fuller ball on the leg stump. Porterfield lofts it to long-on for a boundary

4.5

Rizwan Cheema to Porterfield, no run, cuts it to cover

4.6

Rizwan Cheema to Porterfield, FOUR, short ball outside the off stump. Porterfield cuts it past cover for a superb boundary. 18 runs off this over then

End of over 5 (18 runs) Ireland 64/0 (43 runs required from 15 overs, RR: 12.80, RRR: 2.86)
WTS Porterfield    27* (13b 5x4)      Rizwan Cheema    1-0-18-0
PR Stirling    36* (17b 5x4 2x6)      Junaid Siddiqui    2-0-16-0

5.1

Junaid Siddiqui to Stirling, SIX, fuler ball outside the off stump. Stirling lofts it to long-of for a boundary

5.2

Junaid Siddiqui to Stirling, FOUR, fuller ball on the leg stump. Stirling sweeps it to fine-leg for a boundary

5.3

Junaid Siddiqui to Stirling, no run, cuts it to point fielder

5.4

Junaid Siddiqui to Stirling, FOUR, fuller ball outside the off stump. Stirling comes down the track and lofts it over extra-cover for a boundary. He gets to his fifty with that stroke

5.5

Junaid Siddiqui to Stirling, no run, comes forward and drives it to cover

5.6

Junaid Siddiqui to Stirling, FOUR, fuller ball on the leg stump. Stirling sweeps it to square-leg for a boundary

End of over 6 (18 runs) Ireland 82/0 (25 runs required from 14 overs, RR: 13.66, RRR: 1.78)
PR Stirling    54* (23b 8x4 3x6)      Junaid Siddiqui    3-0-34-0
WTS Porterfield    27* (13b 5x4)      Rizwan Cheema    1-0-18-0

6.1

Baidwan to Porterfield, no run, comes forward and pushes it back to the bowler

6.2

Baidwan to Porterfield, no run, flicks it to midwicket

6.3

Baidwan to Porterfield, 1 run, drives it to deep point for a single

6.4

Baidwan to Stirling, no run, looks to drive and gets an inside edge

6.5

Baidwan to Stirling, 5 wides, wide down the leg side and it runs away to the fine-leg boundary

6.5

Baidwan to Stirling, 1 run, comes forward and drives it to cover for a single

6.6

Baidwan to Porterfield, FOUR, on the leg stump. Porterfield flicks it to deep square-leg for a boundary

End of over 7 (11 runs) Ireland 93/0 (14 runs required from 13 overs, RR: 13.28, RRR: 1.07)
WTS Porterfield    32* (17b 6x4)      HS Baidwan    1-0-11-0
PR Stirling    55* (25b 8x4 3x6)      Junaid Siddiqui    3-0-34-0

7.1

Zahid Hussain to Stirling, 1 run, on the off stump. Stirling sweeps it to short fine-leg for a single

7.2

Zahid Hussain to Porterfield, no run, looks to reverse sweep and is struck on the pads

7.3

Zahid Hussain to Porterfield, no run, comes forward and pushes it to midwicket

7.4

Zahid Hussain to Porterfield, no run

7.5

Zahid Hussain to Porterfield, 2 runs, turns it to deep square-leg for a couple

7.6

Zahid Hussain to Porterfield, FOUR, sweeps it to deep square-leg for a boundary

End of over 8 (7 runs) Ireland 100/0 (7 runs required from 12 overs, RR: 12.50, RRR: 0.58)
WTS Porterfield    38* (22b 7x4)      Zahid Hussain    1-0-7-0
PR Stirling    56* (26b 8x4 3x6)      HS Baidwan    1-0-11-0

8.1

Baidwan to Stirling, no run, defends it back onto the pitch

8.2

Baidwan to Stirling, no run, comes forward and drives it to point

8.3

Baidwan to Stirling, 1 run, flicks it to midwicket for a single

8.4

Baidwan to Porterfield, no run, comes forward and drives it to midwicket

8.5

Baidwan to Porterfield, FOUR, fuller ball outside the off stump. Porterfield lofts it over extra-cover for a boundary

8.6

Baidwan to Porterfield, no run, comes forward and defends it back to the bowler

End of over 9 (5 runs) Ireland 105/0 (2 runs required from 11 overs, RR: 11.66, RRR: 0.18)
WTS Porterfield    42* (25b 8x4)      HS Baidwan    2-0-16-0
PR Stirling    57* (29b 8x4 3x6)      Zahid Hussain    1-0-7-0

9.1

Zahid Hussain to Stirling, no run, comes forward and drives it to cover

9.2

Zahid Hussain to Stirling, no run

9.3

Zahid Hussain to Stirling, FOUR, fuller ball on the off stump. Stirling chips it over midwicket to seal the win. Superb performance by the batsman

As a reward for their efforts, Ireland will face the winner of the game between Netherlands and Scotland tomorrow

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Photos

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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