ICC World Twenty20 Warm-up Matches, Ireland v West Indies at The Oval, Jun 2, 2009
West Indies won by 9 wickets (with 24 balls remaining)
Played at Kennington Oval, London (neutral venue)
2 June 2009 (20-over match)

Hello and welcome to the live coverage of the warm-up match between Ireland and West Indies. It's a warm and sunny day at The Oval. Not a cloud in the sky. Only a few sprinkling of fans at the ground though. There were more people sunbathing at Kennington Park!

13:02 pm - Ireland have won the toss and will bat

Ireland openers walking in.

Porterfield and Bray to open the innings and it will be Taylor to start proceedings

0.1

Taylor to Bray, 1 run, pushed to point and the batsmen take on the fielder, a direct hit at the bowler's end would have been close

0.2

Taylor to Porterfield, 1 run, pushed from the crease to mid-on, the fielder fumbles and the batsmen take a single

0.3

Taylor to Bray, no run, good length outside off stump, Bray shoulders arms

0.4

Taylor to Bray, 1 run, played off the back foot towards cover

0.5

Taylor to Porterfield, no run, forced off the back foot towards cover where the fielder dives to his left to make a good save

0.6

Taylor to Porterfield, no run, driven towards mid-off, tidy start from Taylor, the Ireland batsmen weren't able to find gaps in the infield

End of over 1 (3 runs) Ireland 3/0

    • WTS Porterfield 1 (3b)
    • JP Bray 2 (3b)
    • JE Taylor 1-0-3-0
1.1

Edwards to Bray, no run, good length on off stump, Bray plays the ball towards mid-off

1.2

Edwards to Bray, no run, short of a length, Bray goes back and drops the ball towards cover, the fielder rushes in to cut off the quick single

1.3

Edwards to Bray, 1 run, Edwards strays on to the pads, glanced down to fine leg

Two slips in place

1.4

Edwards to Porterfield, no run, Edwards let's rip outside off stump, Porterfeld pushes loosely at it and gets beaten

1.5

Edwards to Porterfield, FOUR, a touch too full from Edwards and Porterfield drives through extra cover, there's a fielder in pursuit but his effort isn't very impressive

1.6

Edwards to Porterfield, OUT, Edwards strikes! Porterfield pushes forward at a fuller delivery and gets an outside edge that carries comfotably to Pollard at point

WTS Porterfield c Pollard b Edwards 5 (8m 6b 1x4 0x6) SR: 83.33

Niall O Brien is the new batsman

End of over 2 (5 runs) Ireland 8/1

    • JP Bray 3 (6b)
    • FH Edwards 1-0-5-1
2.1

Taylor to Bray, 1 run, Bray nudges the ball towards mid on and calls for the single

2.2

Taylor to NJ O'Brien, no run, Niall drives but can't beat the fielder at short cover

2.3

Taylor to NJ O'Brien, no run, short of a length outside off stump, niall moves back and defends to Gayle at short cover

2.4

Taylor to NJ O'Brien, no run, short of a length delivery bounces a bit more on Niall who gets on top of the bounce but doesn't time it well

2.5

Taylor to NJ O'Brien, 1 leg bye, fuller delivery on the pads, Niall tries to flick but misses

2.6

Taylor to Bray, no run, Bray reaches out for a wider delivery but doesn;t make proper contact, he hits it into the ground towards cover

End of over 3 (2 runs) Ireland 10/1

    • JP Bray 4 (8b)
    • NJ O'Brien 0 (4b)
    • JE Taylor 2-0-4-0
3.1

Edwards to NJ O'Brien, no run, Niall stands in his crease and tries to drive off the back foot through cover, gets beaten by Edwards outide off stump

3.2

Edwards to NJ O'Brien, 1 run, Niall moves back and across and gets a thick outside edge down to third man

3.3

Edwards to Bray, no run, short of a length, Edwards keeps it wicket to wicket, defended on the back foot

3.4

Edwards to Bray, no run, Bray tries to come down the pitch but is caught out by Edwards' pace, he has to defend in the end

3.5

Edwards to Bray, 1 run, the line is on middle and leg and Bray works the ball off his hips towards deep square

3.6

Edwards to NJ O'Brien, 1 run, leg stump line again, flicked off the hips towards deep square

End of over 4 (3 runs) Ireland 13/1

    • NJ O'Brien 2 (7b)
    • JP Bray 5 (11b)
    • FH Edwards 2-0-8-1
4.1

Taylor to NJ O'Brien, no run, Niall tries to pull but can't place the ball past the man at square leg

4.2

Taylor to NJ O'Brien, FOUR, Taylor delivers a full toss and Niall helps himself to a much-needed boundary, he pushes the ball between midwicket and mid-on and has timed it well too

4.3

Taylor to NJ O'Brien, FOUR, big shot! Niall gets under a fuller ball and lofts it high over, it doesn;t carry all the way but bounces a couple of times before going over the boundary

4.4

Taylor to NJ O'Brien, 1 run, short of a length outside off stump, pushed off the back foot towards cover

4.5

Taylor to Bray, FOUR, Bray gets into the act, latching on to a wide ball from Taylor and muscling it through covers off the back foot

Big over for Ireland, they desperately needed to lift the scoring rate

4.6

Taylor to Bray, no run, played away towards point, no room for a single there

End of over 5 (13 runs) Ireland 26/1

    • JP Bray 9 (13b 1x4)
    • NJ O'Brien 11 (11b 2x4)
    • JE Taylor 3-0-17-0
5.1

Sammy to NJ O'Brien, no run, good length on off stump, pushed off the back foo towards short cover

5.2

Sammy to NJ O'Brien, FOUR, shot, Niall was walking down as Sammy was running in, he picked up the length delivery and lifted it over mid-on, clean strike

5.3

Sammy to NJ O'Brien, FOUR, too full on the pads, flicked past the flieder at short fine leg

5.4

Sammy to NJ O'Brien, no run, he's smashed this hard but straight to the fielder at the dge of the circle at cover

The keeper is standing up to the stumps

5.5

Sammy to NJ O'Brien, 2 runs, Niall isn't bothered by the keeper standing up, he skips out and pushes the ball towards long on and runs hard to complete the second

5.6

Sammy to NJ O'Brien, no run, driven hard into the ground towards short cover

Only four fielders in the circle now - midwicket, mid-off, cover and point

End of over 6 (10 runs) Ireland 36/1

    • NJ O'Brien 21 (17b 4x4)
    • JP Bray 9 (13b 1x4)
    • DJG Sammy 1-0-10-0
6.1

Bravo to Bray, 1 run, Bray drives to teh fielder on the sweeper boundary

6.2

Bravo to NJ O'Brien, no run, Bravo bounces Niall who jumps and tries to slash but gets beaten - umpire signals one bouncer for the over

6.3

Bravo to NJ O'Brien, 1 run, short of a length, Niall tries to pull but mis-times it, he's placed the ball just wide of the fielder at midwicket

6.4

Bravo to Bray, 1 run, short and wide outside off, Bray slashes and gets an edge towards third man

6.5

Bravo to NJ O'Brien, no run, Niall drives towards mid-off but doesn't time it

6.6

Bravo to NJ O'Brien, OUT, Bravo strikes with his last ball! It was short and Niall pulled it straight to midwicket, Taylor didn't have to move!

NJ O'Brien c Taylor b Bravo 22 (20m 21b 4x4 0x6) SR: 104.76

End of over 7 (3 runs) Ireland 39/2

    • JP Bray 11 (15b 1x4)
    • DJ Bravo 1-0-3-1
7.1

Sammy to Bray, no run, Bray tries to drive Sammy from his crease but doesn;t make contact

7.2

Sammy to Bray, 1 run, pushed to midwicket, the non-striker sets off for the single but the batsman sends him back, the fielder throws at the stumps but concedes an overthrow

7.3

Sammy to Botha, no run, Botha defends towards cover

7.4

Sammy to Botha, 1 run, driven towards long off for a single

7.5

Sammy to Bray, FOUR, Bray slashes and just manages to clear the jumping fielder at point

7.6

Sammy to Bray, FOUR, full ball and Bray dispatches it over cover, powerful flat hit to the boundary

End of over 8 (10 runs) Ireland 49/2

    • JP Bray 20 (19b 3x4)
    • AC Botha 1 (2b)
    • DJG Sammy 2-0-20-0
8.1

Bravo to Botha, no run, slower ball outside off stump, Botha steers it towards point

8.2

Bravo to Botha, no run, Bravo cramps the batsman for room, botha defends to the off side and Bravo runs across to field

8.3

Bravo to Botha, FOUR, frees his arms and swings hard, he wanted to hit it down the ground but the outide edge flew to thi third man boundary

8.4

Bravo to Botha, no run, Bravo replies with a slower ball in the blockhole, Botha keeps it out

8.5

Bravo to Botha, 1 run, short ball and Botha swats it towards deep square leg

8.6

Bravo to Bray, 1 run, steers the ball towards third man off the back foot

End of over 9 (6 runs) Ireland 55/2

    • JP Bray 21 (20b 3x4)
    • AC Botha 6 (7b 1x4)
    • DJ Bravo 2-0-9-1
9.1

Benn to Bray, 1 run, drives the ball to the fielder on the point boundary

9.2

Benn to Botha, 1 run, Botha moves back and punches the ball towards long-on

9.3

Benn to Bray, 1 run, steps out and plays the ball towards long on once again

9.4

Benn to Botha, 1 run, stays in his crease and drives towards long off this time

9.5

Benn to Bray, 2 runs, cut hard off the back foot towards the point boundary, the fielder makes a sliding save

9.6

Benn to Bray, 1 run, driven hard off the back foot towards long off

End of over 10 (7 runs) Ireland 62/2

    • JP Bray 26 (24b 3x4)
    • AC Botha 8 (9b 1x4)
    • SJ Benn 1-0-7-0
10.1

Gayle to Bray, 1 run, waits for the ball in his crease and drives straight past the bowler

10.2

Gayle to Botha, 1 run, played towards deep point

10.3

Gayle to Bray, 1 leg bye, steps out, Gayle fires the ball into the pads and the batsmen run aleg bye towards square leg

10.4

Gayle to Botha, 1 run, played behind square for one more

10.5

Gayle to Bray, 1 run, driven firmly towards deep point

10.6

Gayle to Botha, no run, bowled flat and fast, Botha plays the ball towards the bowler

End of over 11 (5 runs) Ireland 67/2

    • AC Botha 10 (12b 1x4)
    • JP Bray 28 (27b 3x4)
    • CH Gayle 1-0-4-0
11.1

Benn to Bray, 2 runs, steps out and makes room to cut towards deep point

11.2

Benn to Bray, OUT, charges again but Been sees him coming and fires in a fast ball, Bray gets yorked and the off stump gets uprooted

JP Bray b Benn 30 (46m 29b 3x4 0x6) SR: 103.44

11.3

Benn to KJ O'Brien, 1 leg bye, tries to work the ball towards fine leg but gets hit on the pad

11.4

Benn to Botha, 1 leg bye, tries to pull the ball but it isn't short enough, he gets hit on the thigh

11.5

Benn to KJ O'Brien, 1 run, driven through cover for one

11.6

Benn to Botha, 1 run, driven off the back foot towards long on

End of over 12 (6 runs) Ireland 73/3

    • AC Botha 11 (14b 1x4)
    • KJ O'Brien 1 (2b)
    • SJ Benn 2-0-11-1
12.1

Gayle to Botha, 1 run, swept towards deep square

12.2

Gayle to KJ O'Brien, no run, tries to drive but gets beaten outside off stump

12.3

Gayle to KJ O'Brien, 1 run, pushed towards long on

12.4

Gayle to Botha, 1 leg bye, tries to work the ball on the leg side but gets hit on the pad

12.5

Gayle to KJ O'Brien, no run, played back to the bowler

12.6

Gayle to KJ O'Brien, no run, tries to drive once again but gets beaten by a quicker one from Gayle

End of over 13 (3 runs) Ireland 76/3

    • KJ O'Brien 2 (6b)
    • AC Botha 12 (16b 1x4)
    • CH Gayle 2-0-6-0
13.1

Benn to Botha, OUT, tries to reverse sweep Benn and comes out of hhis crease, he gets beaten by a flat ball and is stranded as Ramdin whips off the bails

AC Botha st †Ramdin b Benn 12 (22m 17b 1x4 0x6) SR: 70.58

13.2

Benn to Mooney, no run, tries to dab the ball towards third man but gets beaten

13.3

Benn to Mooney, 1 run, played through midwicket for one

13.4

Benn to KJ O'Brien, no run, the batsman moves forward and defneds toward sthe bowler

13.5

Benn to KJ O'Brien, FOUR, tries to drive but gets a thick edge past the keeper

13.6

Benn to KJ O'Brien, no run

End of over 14 (5 runs) Ireland 81/4

    • KJ O'Brien 6 (9b 1x4)
    • JF Mooney 1 (2b)
    • SJ Benn 3-0-16-2
14.1

Gayle to Mooney, no run

14.2

Gayle to Mooney, no run

14.3

Gayle to Mooney, SIX, steps out to Gayle and lofts him high over long on, that's the first six of the day

14.4

Gayle to Mooney, no run

14.5

Gayle to Mooney, 1 run

14.6

Gayle to KJ O'Brien, no run

End of over 15 (7 runs) Ireland 88/4

    • KJ O'Brien 6 (10b 1x4)
    • JF Mooney 8 (7b 1x6)
    • CH Gayle 3-0-13-0
15.1

Benn to Mooney, FOUR, plays the reverse sweep and connects well

15.2

Benn to Mooney, 1 run

15.3

Benn to KJ O'Brien, no run, tries to hit on the leg side but misses

15.4

Benn to KJ O'Brien, 2 runs

15.5

Benn to KJ O'Brien, 1 run, cut off the back foot towards deep point

15.6

Benn to Mooney, no run, the batsman tries to reverse sweep again but misses

End of over 16 (8 runs) Ireland 96/4

    • JF Mooney 13 (10b 1x4 1x6)
    • KJ O'Brien 9 (13b 1x4)
    • SJ Benn 4-0-24-2
16.1

Gayle to KJ O'Brien, FOUR, squeezes the ball past the keeper and beats the man at short third man

16.2

Gayle to KJ O'Brien, FOUR, swept down to deep backward square where a fumble allows a boundary

16.3

Gayle to KJ O'Brien, 2 runs, cut off the back foot to deep backward point

16.4

Gayle to KJ O'Brien, 1 run, paddled towards fine leg

16.5

Gayle to Mooney, 1 run, cut off the back foot towards short third man

16.6

Gayle to KJ O'Brien, OUT, tries to loft Gayle over deep midwicket but doesn't get enough distance on the ball, Bravo runs backwards and to his left on the boundary and takes a well judged catch

KJ O'Brien c Bravo b Gayle 20 (16m 18b 3x4 0x6) SR: 111.11

End of over 17 (12 runs) Ireland 108/5

    • JF Mooney 14 (11b 1x4 1x6)
    • CH Gayle 4-0-25-1
17.1

Bravo to Johnston, 2 runs, hit over cover to the deep where a mis-field allows the second

17.2

Bravo to Johnston, 1 run, slower ball outside off, Johnston dabs towards short third man

17.3

Bravo to Mooney, 1 run, Bravo bowls one in the lockhole, Mooney plays it towards short fine leg

17.4

Bravo to Johnston, no run, that's quick from Bravo, Johnston is late on the shot and the ball passes very close to off stump

17.5

Bravo to Johnston, 2 runs, makes room and hits the ball firmly down the ground

17.6

Bravo to Johnston, 2 runs, hits the ball in the air but over cover

Taylor is back on

End of over 18 (8 runs) Ireland 116/5

    • DT Johnston 7 (5b)
    • JF Mooney 15 (12b 1x4 1x6)
    • DJ Bravo 3-0-17-1
18.1

Taylor to Mooney, FOUR, moves right across his stumps and scoops the ball past the wicketkeeper for four, lovely improvisation

18.2

Taylor to Mooney, 1 run, played towards point

18.3

Taylor to Johnston, OUT, short ball outside off stump, it's slow as well, Johnston plays an odd type of pull, very quarter-hearted, he ends up offering short fine leg an easy catch, Fletcher was the fielder

DT Johnston c Fletcher b Taylor 7 (6m 6b 0x4 0x6) SR: 116.66

18.4

Taylor to Mooney, 1 run, cut off the back foot to deep point

18.5

Taylor to White, 1 run, dabbed with soft hands towards cover

18.6

Taylor to Mooney, no run, short ball from Taylor, Mooney tries to guide it towards third man but misses

Edwards to bowl last over

End of over 19 (7 runs) Ireland 123/6

    • JF Mooney 21 (16b 2x4 1x6)
    • AR White 1 (1b)
    • JE Taylor 4-0-24-1
19.1

Edwards to White, 2 no balls, short ball from Edwards but he oversteps, the batsman misses the ball but the non striker is already running for the bye

Free hit coming up

19.1

Edwards to Mooney, no run, Mooney backs away and slogs, he misses and his stumps are shattered, the players are a bit confused as to what's going on

19.2

Edwards to Mooney, 1 run, cut off the back foot towards point

19.3

Edwards to White, 1 run, cut off the back foot towards point

19.4

Edwards to Mooney, 1 bye, short and fast from Edwards, white is beaten by the pace but mooney steals a bye

19.5

Edwards to White, 1 run

19.6

Edwards to Mooney, 1 bye, OUT, and a run out while going for the second - mooney missed the ball and ran a bye, the keeper missed the stumps at the bowler's end, Mooney goes for the second but gets sent back and is run out

JF Mooney run out 23 (27m 20b 2x4 1x6) SR: 115.00

Match State: Innings Break

End of over 20 (7 runs) Ireland 130/6

    • AR White 3 (4b)
    • FH Edwards 3-0-13-1
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