Result
Final, Port Elizabeth, Oct 30 - Nov 2 2008, ICC Intercontinental Cup
250 & 145
(58 ov, target 201)
195 & 201/1
Ireland won by 9 wickets
Player Of The Match
1y
• Cricinfo staff

Niall O'Brien takes Ireland within sight of title

An aggressive half-century from Niall O'Brien left his team poised for their third consecutive Intercontinental Cup title

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Scorecard summary
Namibia250(94.3 overs)1st Innings
Louis Burger74 (179)
Bjorn Kotze*43 (102)
Peter Connell5/54(20.3)
Boyd Rankin2/68(21)
Ireland195(73.3 overs)1st Innings
Alex Cusack*95 (230)
Sarel Burger4/23(19.3)
Namibia145(62.3 overs)2nd Innings
Ireland201/1(58 overs)2nd Innings
Niall O'Brien*119 (165)
Alex Cusack*39 (130)
Deon Kotze1/47(24)
end of over 584 runs
IRE: 201/1CRR: 3.46 
Alex Cusack39 (130)
Niall O'Brien119 (164)
Louis Burger1-0-4-0
57.6
4
LJ Burger to Cusack, FOUR runs
cuts to 3rd man
57.5
LJ Burger to Cusack, no run
57.4
LJ Burger to Cusack, no run
57.3
LJ Burger to Cusack, no run
57.2
LJ Burger to Cusack, no run
57.1
LJ Burger to Cusack, no run
end of over 575 runs
IRE: 197/1CRR: 3.45 
Niall O'Brien119 (164)
Alex Cusack35 (124)
Craig Williams3-0-12-0
56.6
Williams to NJ O'Brien, no run
56.5
Williams to NJ O'Brien, no run
56.4
Williams to NJ O'Brien, no run
56.3
1
Williams to Cusack, 1 run
56.2
4
Williams to Cusack, FOUR runs
56.1
Williams to Cusack, no run
end of over 5610 runs
IRE: 192/1CRR: 3.42 
Niall O'Brien119 (161)
Alex Cusack30 (121)
Deon Kotze24-6-47-1
55.6
DB Kotze to NJ O'Brien, no run
55.5
DB Kotze to NJ O'Brien, no run
55.4
4
DB Kotze to NJ O'Brien, FOUR runs
driven through the covers
55.3
DB Kotze to NJ O'Brien, no run
55.2
6
DB Kotze to NJ O'Brien, SIX runs
over the top to long on
55.1
DB Kotze to NJ O'Brien, no run
forward defensive
Match details
St George's Park, Port Elizabeth
TossNamibia , elected to bat first
SeriesICC Intercontinental Cup 2007
Player Of The Match
Alex Cusack
Series resultIreland won the 2007-2008/09 ICC Intercontinental Cup
Season2008/09
Hours of play (local time)10.30am start, Lunch 12.30-13.10, Tea 15.10-15.30, Close 17.30.
Match days30,31 October, 1,2 November 2008 (5-day match)
Umpires
Ian Howell
Paul Baldwin
Reserve Umpire
Clive Joubert
Match Referee
David Jukes