ICC World Twenty20 Qualifier, 71st Match, Preliminary Final: Ireland v Namibia at Dubai (DSC), Mar 24, 2012
ICC World Twenty20 Qualifier - Preliminary final
Ireland won by 9 wickets (with 59 balls remaining)
Played at Dubai International Cricket Stadium (neutral venue)
24 March 2012 (20-over match)
5.1

Sorensen to Snyman, no run, pushes a length ball back to the bowler

5.2

Sorensen to Snyman, no run, wanted the single with a push towards backward point off a rising ball but was rightly sent back

5.3

Sorensen to Snyman, no run, loose, stands in the crease and tries to thrash it through extra cover, misses, the ball moves away sharply after passing the batsman

5.4

Sorensen to Snyman, no run, coming in with the angle from short of a length, he cannot do anything but stab it back down the pitch

5.5

Sorensen to Snyman, no run, nothing shot, tries to lean back and force a back of a length ball over mid off, on the bounce to the fielder

5.6

Sorensen to Snyman, no run, appeal for caught behind, Ireland keeping up the pressure, comes in a mile this one, super take from Wilson diving to his left, did not seem to be any bat on it though

Namibia 20/2   MC Sorensen 1-1-0-0
7.1

Sorensen to Williams, OUT, Porterfield takes a brilliant catch, Williams looking to break free, but ended up swinging wildly at a wide and full delivery outside off, he was looking to go much straighter down the ground, but only sliced it high on the off side, Porterfield kept his eyes on it, ran across at extra cover and held on to the steepler even as he tumbled down

CG Williams c Porterfield b Sorensen 3 (6b 0x4 0x6) SR: 50.00

7.2

Sorensen to Snyman, no run

7.3

Sorensen to Snyman, 1 run, back of a length ball worked through square leg

7.4

Sorensen to Burger, 1 run

7.5

Sorensen to Snyman, no run, another mistimed forcing shot, they are looking to hit out, but not middling anything, mistimed pull falls short of mid on now

7.6

Sorensen to Snyman, no run, now he is beaten as he looks to cut a bouncing one outside off

Namibia 27/3   MC Sorensen 2-1-2-1
15.1

Sorensen to Burger, no run, swing and a miss as he tries to slap a wide one from the crease through extra cover

15.2

Sorensen to Burger, no run, follows him as he tries to make some room outside leg, pushed down the pitch

15.3

Sorensen to Burger, OUT, they keep finding the fielders with precision, mistimed pull again, that shot has been the downfall of Namibia today, sails tamely and settles into the hands of long on

SF Burger c Joyce b Sorensen 20 (27b 2x4 0x6) SR: 74.07

15.4

Sorensen to Opperman, no run, hangs his a bat a wide bouncing one outside off, withdraws it late

15.5

Sorensen to Opperman, no run, again he hangs his bat to a widish one outside off and is beaten

15.6

Sorensen to Opperman, no run, now he wants to drive a pitched up ball, ends up flailing way inside the line

Namibia 60/6   MC Sorensen 3-2-2-2
18.1

Sorensen to Viljoen, 1 run, worked through square leg

18.2

Sorensen to Opperman, 1 run, charges out but mistimes a pull behind square leg

18.3

Sorensen to Viljoen, no run, gets front leg out of the way and tries to lift the length ball over midwicket, misses

18.4

Sorensen to Viljoen, 1 run, flat-bats a shortish one from outside off on the bounce to deep midwicket

18.5

Sorensen to Opperman, 2 runs, full delivery on the stumps, it has been muscled down the ground in the air, Dockrell runs across from long off and fields

18.6

Sorensen to Opperman, 1 run, top-edge of a pull loops high over square leg, falls short of the man running in from the deep, Sorensen is applauded for his superb spell

Namibia 82/6   MC Sorensen 4-2-8-2
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