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237dThe Bulletin by Will Luke

Pakistan sent home by bold Ireland

A magnificent performance from Ireland, and an innings of real class from their wicketkeeper, Niall O'Brien, sent Pakistan crashing out of the World Cup

Match Centre

Statistics

Best performances - Batsmen

NJ O'Brien
NJ O'Brien
72(107) 6x4 - 1x6
Control %92%
  • Productive Shot
  • cut shot on back foot
  • 17 runs
  • 4x4 - 0x6
3 3 17 7 11 10 9 12
Kamran Akmal
27(47) 4x4 - 0x6
Control %93%
  • Productive Shot
  • cut shot on back foot
  • 15 runs
  • 3x4 - 0x6
4 6 0 11 3 2 0 1

Best performances - Bowlers

Mohammad Sami
O10
M0
R29
W3
Eco2.90
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF
WB Rankin
WB Rankin
O9
M1
R32
W3
Eco3.55
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF

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 ...

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