ICC World Twenty20 - 13th match, Group F

Ireland v New Zealand

New Zealand won by 83 runs

Welcome to the first Super Eights game in the Twenty20 World Cup.

Toss Ireland have chosen to bowl. "We want to restrict them and get it. The boys are feeling good. It's good to have the injured players back."

McCullum: "Hopefully we can play with bit more freedom than the last time. 160-170 should be a good score. Couple of guys went down last time (injured), It's tough but it gives opportunity to the rest."

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MCC sent out a press release earlier. . This is regarding the superb stop by Angelo Mathews..

John Stephenson, MCC Assistant Secretary, said:

"The MCC Laws sub-committee had recently discussed fielding such as this and felt that such brilliant and quick-thinking acts should not be out-lawed. MCC is happy with the Law as it is written and occurrences such as the one yesterday, while extremely rare, are good for the game of cricket as a whole. It is also pleasing that two of the committee's members were involved in making the correct decision on the field of play.

Law, 19.3, states:

Scoring a boundary

(a) A boundary shall be scored and signalled by the umpire at the bowler's end whenever, while the ball is in play, in his opinion

(i) the ball touches the boundary, or is grounded beyond the boundary.

(ii) a fielder, with some part of his person in contact with the ball, touches the boundary or has some part of his person grounded beyond the boundary.

(b) The phrases 'touches the boundary' and 'touching the boundary' shall mean contact with either (i) the boundary edge as defined in 2 above

or (ii) any person or obstacle within the field of play which has been designated a boundary by the umpires before the toss.

(c) The phrase 'grounded beyond the boundary' shall mean contact with

either (i) any part of a line or a solid object marking the boundary, except its boundary edge

or (ii) the ground outside the boundary edge

or (iii) any object in contact with the ground outside the boundary edge.

Amar: "According to this clause: (ii) a fielder, with some part of his person in contact with the ball, touches the boundary or has some part of his person grounded beyond the boundary. He was standing outside the boundary when he touched the ball... so It should be a SIX." NO AMAR, he was not 'grounded' beyond the boundary when he touched the ball. He was in the air. Anyway that's that. The match is about to begin. Time to concentrate on this one.

0.1

Connell to BB McCullum, 1 run, leans forward to push it to cover region for a single. Ireland won the toss and chose to bowl. Two umpires are Asoka de Silva and Marais Erasmus.

0.2

Connell to Redmond, FOUR, Another full toss and this has been put away without much fuss. Redmond threaded the gap between mid-off and cover

0.3

Connell to Redmond, FOUR, full and well outside off, Redmond leaned across to slash it furiously past backward point; He flayed that.

0.4

Connell to Redmond, no run, again, too full and outside off, Redmond flashes it away but can't beat backward point this time

0.5

Connell to Redmond, FOUR, changes the length - drops it shorter - but the line is still well outside off, Redmond cuts to the third man boundary. Fiery start by Aaron.

0.6

Connell to Redmond, 1 run, over pitched and Redmond doesn't put this one away; he drove but straight to mid-off . Poor first over. Nerves, I guess.

End of over 1 (14 runs) New Zealand 14/0 (RR: 14.00)
AJ Redmond    13* (5b 3x4)      PC Connell    1-0-14-0
BB McCullum    1* (1b)     

1.1

Johnston to Redmond, FOUR, What's happening out here. Another full and poor delivery well outside off, Redmon lashes it in the air and over cover point

1.2

Johnston to Redmond, FOUR, full delivery, straighter but no movement and Redmond creams it between the bowler and mid-on. What a start from him. He was called into the squad to cover up for Ryder and he is on fire here.

1.3

Johnston to Redmond, 1 run, pushes this one to wide of mid-on for a single

1.4

Johnston to BB McCullum, 1 run, finally, a good delivery. It tilted in from the good length, towards the off stump, McCullum pushes it towards mid-off for a single

1.5

Johnston to Redmond, FOUR, But when Redmond is on strike, things seem to fall apart again. This was full and on the legs, flicked away in style.

1.6

Johnston to Redmond, FOUR, tries a slower one, ends up as a full toss and Redmond, though beaten a touch by the dip, drags it through midwicket for yet another boundary. What a cracking start.

End of over 2 (18 runs) New Zealand 32/0 (RR: 16.00)
AJ Redmond    30* (10b 7x4)      DT Johnston    1-0-18-0
BB McCullum    2* (2b)      PC Connell    1-0-14-0

2.1

KJ O'Brien to BB McCullum, no run, slightly slower, outside off, pushed to cover point

2.2

KJ O'Brien to BB McCullum, no run, length delivery around the off stump, pushed to cover. The keeper is standing up for Kevin O'Brien

2.3

KJ O'Brien to BB McCullum, no run, high full toss on the middle, a surprised McCullum jabs it to point

2.4

KJ O'Brien to BB McCullum, 1 run, turns the length delivery past midwicket for a single

2.5

KJ O'Brien to Redmond, no run, beaten outside off. It held its line outside off, Redmond pushed inside the line

2.6

KJ O'Brien to Redmond, 1 run, low full toss around off stump, flat batted to left of mid-off

End of over 3 (2 runs) New Zealand 34/0 (RR: 11.33)
AJ Redmond    31* (12b 7x4)      KJ O'Brien    1-0-2-0
BB McCullum    3* (6b)      DT Johnston    1-0-18-0

3.1

Johnston to Redmond, FOUR, drifts to the pads again and Redmond whips it through midwicket. Free gifts continue.

3.2

Johnston to Redmond, FOUR, Redmond is unstoppable this afternoon. Or so it seems. It was a slower one, he picked it up, waited before biffing it high over mid-on

3.3

Johnston to Redmond, 1 leg bye, yorker on the leg stump line, dabbed to short fine-leg

3.4

Johnston to BB McCullum, no run, low dipping full toss on the middle, attempted yorker, driven to mid-off

3.5

Johnston to BB McCullum, no run, change of pace, slower short-of-length delivery on the middle stump line, cut down to backward point

3.6

Johnston to BB McCullum, no run, yorker on the middle and leg, driven to cover.

End of over 4 (9 runs) New Zealand 43/0 (RR: 10.75)
BB McCullum    3* (9b)      DT Johnston    2-0-26-0
AJ Redmond    39* (15b 9x4)      KJ O'Brien    1-0-2-0

4.1

KJ O'Brien to Redmond, no run, length delivery on the middle stump line, pushed back to the bowler

4.2

KJ O'Brien to Redmond, 1 run, mistimes a intending forcing stroke off the back foot but will pick up a single to the left of cover

4.3

KJ O'Brien to BB McCullum, no run, bouncing from short of length, dabbed to short third man

4.4

KJ O'Brien to BB McCullum, SIX, he has had enough of staying adjacent to the line and trying to hit through the off side. So, this time, he shuffles towards off and swings the full toss high over deep square leg.

4.5

KJ O'Brien to BB McCullum, 1 run, lunges forward to pick a single with a push to wide mid-off

That six was the 100th six of the tournament.

4.6

KJ O'Brien to Redmond, no run, leans forward to push it to the off side of the pitch

End of over 5 (8 runs) New Zealand 51/0 (RR: 10.20)
AJ Redmond    40* (18b 9x4)      KJ O'Brien    2-0-10-0
BB McCullum    10* (12b 1x6)      DT Johnston    2-0-26-0

5.1

McCallan to BB McCullum, no run, McCallan showed yesterday that he likes to operate from round the stumps. He starts similarly again. Full toss outside off, hit straight to cover

5.2

McCallan to BB McCullum, OUT, And he gets his man this time. Flighted from round the stumps, McCullum charged down the track, moving outside the leg and trying to drive inside-out over the off-side field but hits it straight to mid-off.

BB McCullum c West b McCallan 10 (21m 14b 0x4 1x6) SR: 71.42

5.3

McCallan to Guptill, no run, leans forward to defend to the off side

5.4

McCallan to Guptill, no run, he pauses before release and floats it on the middle stump, nudged to the on side

5.5

McCallan to Guptill, no run, dipping flighted delivery, defended back to the bowler

5.6

McCallan to Guptill, 1 run, good tight wicket-taking over comes to an end. The last delivery was turned to square leg for a single.

End of over 6 (1 run) New Zealand 52/1 (RR: 8.66)
MJ Guptill    1* (4b)      WK McCallan    1-0-1-1
AJ Redmond    40* (18b 9x4)      KJ O'Brien    2-0-10-0

6.1

KJ O'Brien to Guptill, 1 run, cutting in towards the middle stump line, turned towards square leg for a single. Redmond had to run around the bowler but he gets home in time to beat the throw at the striker's end.

6.2

KJ O'Brien to Redmond, no run, carves a length delivery to cover

6.3

KJ O'Brien to Redmond, 1 run, slower one, dabbed to short third-man region for a single

6.4

KJ O'Brien to Guptill, 1 run, lunges forward, is slightly early into the drive but adjusts by chipping it just over the bowler

6.5

KJ O'Brien to Redmond, 1 run, short in length around off, flat-batted to long-off

6.6

KJ O'Brien to Guptill, no run, back of length, skidding on towards off stump, edges the pull to his pad

End of over 7 (4 runs) New Zealand 56/1 (RR: 8.00)
MJ Guptill    3* (7b)      KJ O'Brien    3-0-14-0
AJ Redmond    42* (21b 9x4)      WK McCallan    1-0-1-1

7.1

McCallan to Redmond, FOUR, floated full from round the stumps, Redmond switches around early gets into a left-hander's stance and revere sweeps over short third man

7.2

McCallan to Redmond, FOUR, Another profitable reverse sweep. And that's his fifty. He has equaled the quickest fifty in this tournament. This time, he didn't quite get into a left-hander's stance but played the reverse sweep clear of the short third man

7.3

McCallan to Redmond, 1 run, shuffles towards off and on drives to long-on

7.4

McCallan to Guptill, 1 run, from over the stumps, lands it on the off stump line, driven to long-off

7.5

McCallan to Redmond, no run, quicker, skidding on towards middle and off, Redmond shuffles and gets inner edge to his pad

7.6

McCallan to Redmond, FOUR, He refuses to stop hitting. This time, the big slog sweep is out of the shelf.

End of over 8 (14 runs) New Zealand 70/1 (RR: 8.75)
AJ Redmond    55* (26b 12x4)      WK McCallan    2-0-15-1
MJ Guptill    4* (8b)      KJ O'Brien    3-0-14-0

8.1

KJ O'Brien to Guptill, SIX, Guptill goes down town. It was the slower one, it appeared as if he was beaten a touch by the change of pace but he went through with the lofted hit, taking his bottom-hand off the handle, but connected well and the ball sailed over the straight boundary

8.2

KJ O'Brien to Guptill, 2 runs, worked through midwicket for couple of runs

8.3

KJ O'Brien to Guptill, 1 run, pushed away to the on side for a single

8.4

KJ O'Brien to Redmond, FOUR, The long-off was slightly wide and so, Redmond drills it to the right of the fielder for yet another boundary. What a come-back he is having.

8.5

KJ O'Brien to Redmond, 2 runs, mistimes the pull but will get more runs as the man has to run in all the way from the deep

8.6

KJ O'Brien to Redmond, 2 runs, back of length outside off, biffed away towards long-off for couple more runs

End of over 9 (17 runs) New Zealand 87/1 (RR: 9.66)
AJ Redmond    63* (29b 13x4)      KJ O'Brien    4-0-31-0
MJ Guptill    13* (11b 1x6)      WK McCallan    2-0-15-1

Change of bats for Redmond

9.1

Cusack to Guptill, no run, full in length, moving in towards middle and off, edges the drive to the pad

9.2

Cusack to Guptill, 3 wides, full and down the leg side, rolls off the pads of the 'keeper

9.2

Cusack to Guptill, 1 run, length delivery outside off, jabbed to left of cover for a quick single

9.3

Cusack to Redmond, OUT, Redmond is caught dead in front. He walked across the stumps and the ball skidded in to hit the pad. A fiery breezy knock comes to an end. Entertaining. Replays suggest it hit him outside off stump. Oh dear. I thought it was plumb. That shuffle made it look ugly i guess.. Apologies.

AJ Redmond lbw b Cusack 63 (38m 30b 13x4 0x6) SR: 210.00

9.4

Cusack to Styris, 1 run, full again, driven down to long-on

9.5

Cusack to Guptill, 1 run, pushed on the front foot for a single

9.6

Cusack to Styris, 1 run, leans across to punch to cover point

B>Replays suggest it hit Redmond outside off stump. Oh dear. I thought it was plumb. That shuffle made it look ugly i guess.. Apologies.

End of over 10 (7 runs) New Zealand 94/2 (RR: 9.40)
SB Styris    2* (2b)      AR Cusack    1-0-7-1
MJ Guptill    15* (14b 1x6)      KJ O'Brien    4-0-31-0

10.1

West to Styris, 1 wide, wide wide outside off and Niall had to dive full stretch to stop it

10.1

West to Styris, no run, shortens the length as he spots the batsman charging out and its pushed away to the off side

10.2

West to Styris, 1 run, short in length, cut away through point. The batsmen have a chat.

10.3

West to Guptill, no run, slows up the pace, tosses the conventional left-arm break full on the off stump line, driven to cover

10.4

West to Guptill, 3 byes, lovely delivery that beats the bat and the 'keeper. It was well-flighted around the off stump, luring Guptill forward into a drive but the ball dipped rapidly, gripped and turned sharply past the edge and past Niall. It runs away towards third man boundary.

10.5

West to Styris, no run, drops this on the blockhole, pushed out to the off side

10.6

West to Styris, 1 run, the quicker one from front of the hand, driven to deep cover

End of over 11 (6 runs) New Zealand 100/2 (RR: 9.09)
SB Styris    4* (6b)      RM West    1-0-3-0
MJ Guptill    15* (16b 1x6)      AR Cusack    1-0-7-1

11.1

Cusack to Styris, no run, yorker length outside off stump, squeezed out to the cover point

11.2

Cusack to Styris, SIX, That's a Styris special. Full length delivery outside off and Styris slices the big hit over long-off. He stays adjacent to the line and carves it up and over

11.3

Cusack to Styris, 1 run, dabbed to backward point region for a single

11.4

Cusack to Guptill, 2 runs, stands up tall to punch it through covers for couple of runs

11.5

Cusack to Guptill, 1 run, near yorker length, driven down to long-off

11.6

Cusack to Styris, 1 run, leans across to square drive to sweeper cover

End of over 12 (11 runs) New Zealand 111/2 (RR: 9.25)
SB Styris    12* (10b 1x6)      AR Cusack    2-0-18-1
MJ Guptill    18* (18b 1x6)      RM West    1-0-3-0

12.1

West to Styris, 2 runs, really well up to the batsman, driven towards long-off

12.2

West to Styris, 2 runs, spins towards middle, dabbed past square leg and by the time the fielder rushes in from the deep, they take two

12.3

West to Styris, 2 runs, dropped by the bowler. It drifted in towards middle and leg before turning in, Styris was lured by the drift and chipped it to left of West who clangs it

12.4

West to Styris, no run, moves outside leg, attempts a cut but doesn't connect

12.5

West to Styris, 1 run, tossed up full on the middle, swatted past square leg

12.6

West to Guptill, SIX, charges down the track and lifts a flighted delivery over long-off

End of over 13 (13 runs) New Zealand 124/2 (RR: 9.53)
MJ Guptill    24* (19b 2x6)      RM West    2-0-16-0
SB Styris    19* (15b 1x6)      AR Cusack    2-0-18-1

13.1

McCallan to Styris, 1 run, reverse sweeps but the short third man fielder makes a diving stop

13.2

McCallan to Guptill, no run, drifts away and the batsman lunges out to cover it but is beaten and Niall collects.

13.3

McCallan to Guptill, 1 run, gets forward to drive to long-on

13.4

McCallan to Styris, 1 run, tossed on the middle, swept away for a single

13.5

McCallan to Guptill, no run, stays back to punch it towards the non-striker and the bowler makes a diving stop

13.6

McCallan to Guptill, 1 run, flighted full, swept to deep midwicket

End of over 14 (4 runs) New Zealand 128/2 (RR: 9.14)
MJ Guptill    26* (23b 2x6)      WK McCallan    3-0-19-1
SB Styris    21* (17b 1x6)      RM West    2-0-16-0

14.1

West to Guptill, 1 run, gets forward to drive to long-off for a single

14.2

West to Styris, 2 runs, goes down the track, gets too close to the ball and ends up dragging it towards long-on

14.3

West to Styris, 1 run, moves outside leg, goes for the slog sweep but West had slowed up the pace and he ends up dragging it to backward square leg

14.4

West to Guptill, 1 run, quicker, driven towards extra-cover where the fielder deflects it behind the stumps. West rushes after it, picks and fires in a throw but misses the stumps at the non-striker's end.

14.5

West to Styris, SIX, charges down the track, West loses composure and serves a full toss and Styris swat-pulls it over wide midwicket boundary

14.6

West to Styris, 1 leg bye, slows up the pace, drifts towards pads, and rolls away for a leg bye

End of over 15 (12 runs) New Zealand 140/2 (RR: 9.33)
SB Styris    30* (21b 2x6)      RM West    3-0-27-0
MJ Guptill    28* (25b 2x6)      WK McCallan    3-0-19-1

15.1

McCallan to Styris, 2 runs

15.2

McCallan to Styris, SIX, Styris show is on. It was flatter and on the off and middle stump line, Styris went down on his knee to swing it high over deep square leg

15.3

McCallan to Styris, FOUR, Even better shot. He moved outside leg and lifted it inside-out to the extra-cover boundary. Superbly struck.

15.4

McCallan to Styris, OUT, Kevin O'Brien takes a good catch to terminate Styris' stay. It was slog swept towards deep square leg, Kevin rushed forward and dived to take it inches off the turf.

SB Styris c KJ O'Brien b McCallan 42 (19m 25b 1x4 3x6) SR: 168.00

15.5

McCallan to Guptill, 1 run, punched through midwicket for a single

15.6

McCallan to Oram, 1 run, floated outside off, driven to left of extra cover where Porterfield makes a fine diving stop

End of over 16 (14 runs) New Zealand 154/3 (RR: 9.62)
JDP Oram    1* (1b)      WK McCallan    4-0-33-2
MJ Guptill    29* (26b 2x6)      RM West    3-0-27-0

16.1

Cusack to Oram, 2 runs, low dipping full toss, going for the yorker, driven to right of long-on

16.2

Cusack to Oram, FOUR, moves outside leg stump. Cusack tries to push it outside off but Oram lunges across to slash it over cover point

16.3

Cusack to Oram, no run, yorker length full toss outside off, makes contact with the toe end of the bat and the ball rolls back to the bowler

16.4

Cusack to Oram, 2 runs, fetches from outside off, mistimes the drive to long-on but that allows him to turn for the second

16.5

Cusack to Oram, SIX, Smash. Cusack has been pushing it outside off, making Oram fetch it from there for his on-side hits. So this time, Oram stays still and drills it high over long-off.

16.6

Cusack to Oram, OUT, Caught at deep cover. Another one full and outside off, angling away from Oram who crashes it over the off-side field but straight down the throat of the fielder.

JDP Oram c Botha b Cusack 15 (5m 7b 1x4 1x6) SR: 214.28

End of over 17 (14 runs) New Zealand 168/4 (RR: 9.88)
     AR Cusack    3-0-32-2
MJ Guptill    29* (26b 2x6)      WK McCallan    4-0-33-2

17.1

Johnston to McGlashan, 1 run, goes for the reverse sweep first ball, connects well but the short third man fielder makes a fine diving stop

17.2

Johnston to Guptill, 1 run, slower one, on the middle and off, nudged to left of short third man

17.3

Johnston to McGlashan, 2 runs, another slower one, cutting in from a length, heaved towards wide long-on

17.4

Johnston to McGlashan, 2 runs, yorker on the base of the leg stump , dug out past midwicket and since the field is well spread out, they pick up two runs!

17.5

Johnston to McGlashan, 2 leg byes, shout for lbw as the batsman misses the reverse sweep but was struck outside the off stump. What's more, they take two leg byes

17.6

Johnston to McGlashan, OUT, The short fine-leg was in and Peter McGlashan tried to paddle it over him. He walked towards the off stump, shaped to paddle but missed it completely. Clatter!

PD McGlashan b Johnston 5 (4m 5b 0x4 0x6) SR: 100.00

End of over 18 (8 runs) New Zealand 176/5 (RR: 9.77)
     DT Johnston    3-0-32-1
MJ Guptill    30* (27b 2x6)      AR Cusack    3-0-32-2

18.1

Cusack to Guptill, 1 run

18.2

Cusack to Franklin, 1 run, full in length and outside off stump, pushed away towards cover

18.3

Cusack to Guptill, SIX, Whack. Huge hit over long-on. Simple technique. He cleared the front foot, picked the slower one and thrashed it high over the boundary

18.4

Cusack to Guptill, 1 run, yorker length outside off, dug out to extra cover region

18.5

Cusack to Franklin, no run, pushed across outside off stump, makes contact with the toe end of the bat and the ball rolls to the off side

18.6

Cusack to Franklin, 2 runs, moves towards off stump, pushes the yorker length around the off stump to long-off

End of over 19 (11 runs) New Zealand 187/5 (RR: 9.84)
JEC Franklin    3* (3b)      AR Cusack    4-0-43-2
MJ Guptill    38* (30b 3x6)      DT Johnston    3-0-32-1

19.1

Johnston to Guptill, SIX, What a fine hit. It was the attempted yorker that ended up as a low full toss on the leg stump line, he took out the left leg from the line and lifted it over wide midwicket boundary

19.2

Johnston to Guptill, 1 run, driven down to long-on

19.3

Johnston to Franklin, no run, beaten by the slower one outside off stump. He was early into his big slog across the line and the 'keeper gathers.

19.4

Johnston to Franklin, no run, yorker outside off, dug out weakly to the off side and the 'keeper rushes to pick it up. Franklin smashes his bat against his pad in disgust.

19.5

Johnston to Franklin, 2 runs, beaten by the slower one again but he ends up chipping it towards long-off, three men converge on the ball but none reach it

19.6

Johnston to Franklin, 2 runs, Would you believe it? Another mishit that falls safely. It was yet another slower one, Franklin, again, skies it up, this time towards long-on. The fielder rushes in from the deep but the ball falls ahead of him.

Big score. 198. New Zealand should wrap this up. But will there be any twist in the tale? Join us in a short while to find out.

End of over 20 (11 runs) New Zealand 198/5
JEC Franklin    7* (7b)      DT Johnston    4-0-43-1
MJ Guptill    45* (32b 4x6)      AR Cusack    4-0-43-2
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Nathan McCullum is congratulated after removing Alex Cusack, Ireland v New Zealand, ICC World Twenty20 Super Eights, Trent Bridge, June 11, 2009

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