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So that completes the Kenyan innings and its a sorry total. The standard of the wickets must be called into question after another paltry total. Join us in about 15 minutes for the Irish reply. If last night is anything to go by it may be dramatic...

McCallan to Varaiya, OUT, and that's the end of the innings, played into midwicket on the front foot and they took a risky single, Porterfield swooped in quickly pick up and throw in one motion, good work to leave Suji just short at the striker's end

AO Suji run out (Porterfield) 7 (28m 17b 0x4 0x6) SR: 41.17

Hat-trick ball

Botha to Ongondo, OUT, gone again! It was a similar ball and it again it cut back in to beat the loose drive of Ongondo, this time hitting middle stump

PJ Ongondo b Botha 0 (1m 1b 0x4 0x6) SR: 0.00

Botha to Odoyo, OUT, a loose shot from Odoyo, he went for a big drive outside his off-stump, the ball cut back in through the gate to take the off-stump bails

TM Odoyo b Botha 10 (30m 16b 1x4 0x6) SR: 62.50

Cusack to Kamande, OUT, and another one! Hiting the leg-stump this time as Kamande got too far accross, super bowling from Cusack

JK Kamande b Cusack 0 (2m 2b 0x4 0x6) SR: 0.00

Cusack to Aga, OUT, bowled! Full ball which Aga tried to drive through the off-side, the ball may have cut back off the pitch to send the off-stump flying

RG Aga b Cusack 5 (5m 6b 1x4 0x6) SR: 83.33

Botha to Aga, FOUR runs, well bowled and the ball takes the edge and runs for another boundary to third man
Botha to Aga, 5 wides, down the leg side and the ball runs away for five wides
Botha to Tikolo, OUT, he gets a wicket with his first ball, very like the lbw of Odiambo as the ball cut back off the pitch to trap Tikilo on the back foot

SO Tikolo lbw b Botha 13 (29m 26b 1x4 0x6) SR: 50.00

KJ O'Brien to Odoyo, FOUR runs, leg-side delivery glaced very fine to the fine-leg boundary
Connell to Obanda, OUT, tries to hit a length delivery over mid-off but the ball goes staight up, it looked like it would loop over McCallan on the edge of the circle but he took a fantastic catch diving to his left

AA Obanda c McCallan b Connell 0 (11m 5b 0x4 0x6) SR: 0.00

Connell to Tikolo, FOUR runs, short and pulled through square-leg for four runs, Tikilo very quickly onto that
KJ O'Brien to Otieno, OUT, big problems for Kenya and Otieno is gone top-edging a pull shot to Connell at short fine-leg

KO Otieno c Connell b KJ O'Brien 7 (15m 10b 0x4 0x6) SR: 70.00

KJ O'Brien to Odhiambo, OUT, another early breakthrough! On a good length and cutting back into the batsman, he was hit on the back foot and it was an easy decision for Umpire Hair

NN Odhiambo lbw b KJ O'Brien 1 (6m 3b 0x4 0x6) SR: 33.33

Connell to Ouma, OUT, short and wide from Connell, Ouma top-edges the cut shot and Cusack tkes a fine catch diving forward at third man

MA Ouma c Cusack b Connell 6 (2m 5b 1x4 0x6) SR: 120.00

Connell to Ouma, FOUR runs, full ball and Ouma smashes the ball back past the bowler for the first boundary off the innings
Connell to Ouma, 2 runs, played on the front foot, just evading the diving Wilson at point and they get two runs

8.45 am Good morning from the Stormont grounds in Belfast for today's first semi-final between Ireland and Kenya - a match many thought would form the final. Ireland will just be happy to still be in the competition after their breath-taking victory last night when they scraped home by 4 runs against Bermuda. Again we have had rain overnight but the sun is out now and we will start on time at 9.30am. The toss is still about 30 minutes away, so more details then - time for a cuppa I think!

9.15 am Team and toss news Both teams are unchanged from yesterdays games, so Andy White has obviously recovered overnight. The toss has been won by Ireland and they will field

  • Ireland inch past Kenya into final

    This was another match of inexplicably abject batting with a close finish, as Ireland struggled to exceed Kenya's 67 all out before winning with just five balls and four wickets in hand

Ireland 2nd innings Partnerships

1st2GC WilsonWTS Porterfield
2nd1NJ O'BrienGC Wilson
3rd38AC BothaNJ O'Brien
4th1AR WhiteNJ O'Brien
5th2NJ O'BrienAR Cusack
6th5NJ O'BrienKJ O'Brien
7th23DT JohnstonKJ O'Brien