Player of the Match
Player of the Match

Ireland are through to the finals next summer then, and must now wait to find out their opponents for tomorrow's final, Kenya must pick themselves up for the play-off later today. Join us in 30 minutes for the second semi-final

Suji to KJ O'Brien, SIX runs, and that's the match in pretty emphatic fashion by O'Brien, length ball smacked over the bowler's head and just clearing the rope
Suji to KJ O'Brien, FOUR runs, lovely shot, driven again through extra cover- this time he gets enough on it to reach the rope
Kamande to NJ O'Brien, OUT, caught behind! Flatter ball and it skidded onto O'Brien- he got an edge as he tried to cut, a top edge rebounding off Ouma's gloves and lobbing to Tikiolo at slip

NJ O'Brien c Tikolo b Kamande 11 (59m 30b 0x4 0x6) SR: 36.66

Aga to Cusack, OUT, he's gone now too, tried to turn the ball into the leg-side, he got a leading edge which lobbed to Obana in the covers

AR Cusack c Obanda b Aga 2 (2m 2b 0x4 0x6) SR: 100.00

Aga to White, OUT, gone! Not a good shot from White, going for the pull shot which seemed to hurry onto him, Varaiya takes a smart catch at fine-leg

AR White c Varaiya b Aga 1 (4m 3b 0x4 0x6) SR: 33.33

Kamande to Botha, OUT, beaten by a slower ball as he tried to heave the ball down the ground- the ball hit off-stump. A useful innings by Botha in the circumstances

AC Botha b Kamande 22 (37m 34b 2x4 0x6) SR: 64.70

Suji to NJ O'Brien, 5 wides, wide down the leg-side, Ouma had no chance with that and the ball flies to the fine-leg boundary
Aga to Botha, FOUR runs, super shot and how Ireland needed that, driven powerfully through extra cover for four as Aga over-pitched
Odoyo to Botha, FOUR runs, that's more like it, short and wide and Botha carves the ball through point for four
Odoyo to Wilson, OUT, he's gone as well, short ball and he went for the pull shot, a top-edge took the ball into midwicket where Suji took a very good catch running back

GC Wilson c Suji b Odoyo 0 (13m 9b 0x4 0x6) SR: 0.00

Odoyo to Porterfield, OUT, gone! Very good catch at second slip by Tikilo after Portfield nicked a ball outside the off stump, hope for the Kenyans

WTS Porterfield c Tikolo b Odoyo 0 (9m 7b 0x4 0x6) SR: 0.00

  • 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

2GC WilsonWTS Porterfield
1NJ O'BrienGC Wilson
38AC BothaNJ O'Brien
1AR WhiteNJ O'Brien
2NJ O'BrienAR Cusack
5NJ O'BrienKJ O'Brien
23DT JohnstonKJ O'Brien