Final, Centurion, Apr 19 2009, ICC World Cup Qualifiers
(42.3/50 ov, target 186)
Ireland won by 9 wickets (with 45 balls remaining)
Player Of The Match
• Will Luke at Centurion Park

Porterfield and Johnston lead Ireland romp

Trent Johnston and William Porterfield produced outstanding displays as Ireland crushed Canada to take the ICC World Cup Qualifiers trophy

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Scorecard summary
Canada185(48 overs)
Umar Bhatti46 (75)
Ashif Mulla36 (38)
Ireland188/1(42.3 overs)

And Ireland win the ICC World Cup Qualifiers by 9 wickets. A deserved win for Ireland who have looked like winners the whole tournament

Well done to Canada as well, they had a slight hiccup in the middle of their innings where Johnston produced the best bowling ever for Ireland and at one stage had 5/5 which would have been the second best economy in all ODI cricket

All that remains is the man of the match, which just has to be Trent Johnston, and the man of the series who could be one of many Players receiving their medals now, while all here are waiting for the MoS

Man of the Match is Trent Johnston, Both captains come forward to collect their official invitation to the next World Cup, The Man of the Series is from the Netherlands, the medium pacer Edgar Schiferli

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Khurram Chohan to NJ O'Brien, FOUR runs
leg side, flicks, clean contact, races away forward of long leg
Khurram Chohan to Porterfield, 1 run
pushes gently to the off, quick run
Khurram Chohan to Porterfield, FOUR runs
and thats the hundred a straight drive towards and wide of mid-off, Osinde dives, does not get to it
end of over 423 runs
IRE: 179/1CRR: 4.26 • RRR: 0.87 • Need 7 from 48b
Niall O'Brien34 (54)
William Porterfield99 (131)
Sandeep Jyoti7-1-26-1
Jyoti to NJ O'Brien, no run
on the back foot, punched into the covers
Jyoti to Porterfield, 1 run
full, plays inside out, runs that wide of the bowlker towards long off
Jyoti to Porterfield, no run
again gently pushes from the front foot to the bowler
Jyoti to Porterfield, no run
gets a big stride in, stroked to the bowler
Jyoti to Porterfield, no run
well forward, stroked to cover
Jyoti to Porterfield, 2 runs
on the back foot, gently whips that away towards the midwicket sweeper, great running to get two
end of over 412 runs
IRE: 176/1CRR: 4.29 • RRR: 1.11 • Need 10 from 54b
William Porterfield96 (126)
Niall O'Brien34 (53)
Khurram Chohan7-0-47-0

Porterfield keeps the strike looking for his hundred, after scoring one in the first game, he may finish off with one in the last

Khurram Chohan to Porterfield, 1 run
drives down the ground and now only one hit away from the hundred
Khurram Chohan to Porterfield, no run
on the back foot, punches to the short cover
Khurram Chohan to NJ O'Brien, 1 run
takes that neatly off the pads to deep backward square leg
Khurram Chohan to NJ O'Brien, no run
line and length, defends to the off
Khurram Chohan to NJ O'Brien, no run
flash outside the off, beaten
Khurram Chohan to NJ O'Brien, no run
defends back down the pitch
end of over 404 runs
IRE: 174/1CRR: 4.35 • RRR: 1.20 • Need 12 from 60b
William Porterfield95 (124)
Niall O'Brien33 (49)
Umar Bhatti10-2-23-0
Bhatti to Porterfield, no run
outside off, reaching for the drive, runs it to backward point
Bhatti to NJ O'Brien, 1 run
leg side, flicks again, inside edge into the pad, rolls away forward on the on side
Bhatti to NJ O'Brien, no run
looks to the on side, beats the bat, not the pad, outside leg, no appeal
Match details
SuperSport Park, Centurion
TossIreland , elected to field first
SeriesICC World Cup Qualifiers 2009
Player Of The Match
Trent Johnston
Player Of The Series
Edgar Schiferli
Series resultIreland won the 2009 ICC World Cup Qualifiers
Match numberODI no. 2843
Hours of play (local time)09.30 start, First Session 09.30-13.00 Interval 13.00-13.45, Second Session 13.45-17.15
Match days19 April 2009 (50-over match)
Rod Tucker
Marais Erasmus
Reserve Umpire
Jeff Luck
Match Referee
Roshan Mahanama