Player of the Match
Player of the Match

From an exhausted Martin Williamson, goodnight and many thanks for all your kind comments and observations. Check out the match gallery and the bulletin. We will be back tomorrow to see if Canada can upset England or Netherlands can beat Australia. It will take something amazing to match today for drama and excitement. A bad day for Pakistan, and a bad day for India who lost to Bangladesh. A good day for neutrals and those who have backed the inclusion of the Associates in the tournament ...

The Irish players pour onto the field while the Pakistan players, after congratulating their conquerers, head for the dressing-room. Ireland are probably through to the Super Eights - it would need something amazing from Zimbabwe to deny them - while Pakistan are on their way home. The one plus is that is was not settled on Duckworth-Lewis and that both sides had a chance to sort things in the middle.

41.4
6
Azhar Mahmood to Johnston, SIX runs, Johnston swings and clubs the ball out of the ground over long-on. The crowd go mad as Billy Bowden's bent fingers are raised aloft ...

The crowd are torn between those celebrating and those who cannot watch. Almost all the Pakistan fans, understandably, have gone home.

41.3
0
Azhar Mahmood to Johnston, no run, full, driven to mid-on
41.2
1
Azhar Mahmood to KJ O'Brien, 1 run, tip-and-run, Johnston was yards short if the throw from Nazir at cover had hit, but it wasn't close. The scores are tied

Wichka emails: "The commentators were biased and didn't give the fair overview. They should be sacked. All commentators should not show bias regardless of which country they are from." A bad loser? Surely not ...

41.1
0
Azhar Mahmood to KJ O'Brien, no run, solid forward defensive shot, no risks with two needed

Bob Woolmer looks like thunder and the others on the balcony seem stunned.

END OF OVER:
41 | 1 Run | IRE: 126/7 (2 runs required from 36 balls, RR: 3.07, RRR: 0.33)

  • Trent Johnston3 (12b)
  • Kevin O'Brien15 (50b)
  • Mohammad Hafeez4-0-15-1
  • Umar Gul9-0-24-0
40.6
0
Mohammad Hafeez to Johnston, no run, fired in at off stump, squeezed to square leg
40.5
1
Mohammad Hafeez to KJ O'Brien, 1 run, worked past mid-on, there's a man in the deep so just the one. More cheers ...
40.4
0
Mohammad Hafeez to KJ O'Brien, no run, forward and flicked round the corner but there's a man there on the one
40.3
0
Mohammad Hafeez to KJ O'Brien, no run, pushed to leg, it goes nowhere
40.2
0
Mohammad Hafeez to KJ O'Brien, no run, steps but to cut but he misses it ... there's nobody in the deep on the off, just three in the ring
40.1
0
Mohammad Hafeez to KJ O'Brien, no run, forward defensive, kills the spin

Inzamam has used all his front-line seamers, so it's Hafeez. Six inside the circle ...

END OF OVER:
40 | 3 Runs | IRE: 125/7 (3 runs required from 42 balls, RR: 3.12, RRR: 0.42)

  • Kevin O'Brien14 (45b)
  • Trent Johnston3 (11b)
  • Umar Gul9-0-24-0
  • Iftikhar Anjum10-0-29-2
39.6
1
Umar Gul to KJ O'Brien, 1 run, leg side, he looks to turn it round the corner but it's glove and thigh pad rather than bat ... they don't care, it's a run and that's all that matters to the Irish
39.5
0
Umar Gul to KJ O'Brien, no run, O'Brien back and over that, he did well as it got big on him but he was right on top of it

Ireland 2nd innings Partnerships

WktRunsPlayers
1st7JP BrayWTS Porterfield
2nd8EJG MorganWTS Porterfield
3rd47NJ O'BrienWTS Porterfield
4th8AC BothaNJ O'Brien
5th38NJ O'BrienKJ O'Brien
6th5AR WhiteKJ O'Brien
7th0WK McCallanKJ O'Brien
8th20DT JohnstonKJ O'Brien

World Cup

Super Eights
TeamMWLPTNRR
AUS770142.4
SL752101.483
NZ752100.253
SA74380.313
ENG7346-0.394
WI7254-0.566
BDESH7162-1.514
IRE7162-1.73
Group A
TeamMWLPTNRR
AUS33063.433
SA32142.403
NL3122-2.527
SCOT3030-3.793
Group B
TeamMWLPTNRR
SL33063.493
BDESH3214-1.523
INDIA31221.206
BMUDA3030-4.345
Group C
TeamMWLPTNRR
NZ33062.138
ENG32140.418
KENYA3122-1.194
CAN3030-1.389
Group D
TeamMWLPTNRR
WI33060.764
IRE3113-0.092
PAK31220.089
ZIM3021-0.886