Player of the Match
Player of the Match
232dThe Report by Abhishek Purohit

Win takes Ireland closer to main draw

Ireland moved closer to qualifying for the main draw of the World T20, beating United Arab Emirates by 21 runs (D/L method)

Match Centre

Statistics

Best performances - Batsmen

EC Joyce
EC Joyce
43(38) 4x4 - 1x6
Control %84%
  • Productive Shot
  • off side drive on front foot
  • 15 runs
  • 1x4 - 0x6
4 4 5 0 13 4 5 8
WTS Porterfield
WTS Porterfield
33(35) 2x4 - 1x6
Control %83%
  • Productive Shot
  • off side drive on front foot
  • 11 runs
  • 1x4 - 0x6
0 2 9 2 9 1 9 1

Best performances - Bowlers

PR Stirling
PR Stirling
O3
M1
R12
W2
Eco4.00
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF
KJ O'Brien
KJ O'Brien
O4
M0
R17
W2
Eco4.25
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF

Match Details

Toss

Ireland , elected to field first

Player Of The Match

Match number

Season

Hours of play (local time)

19.30 start, First Session 19.30-20.50, Interval 20.50-21.10, Second Session 21.20-22.30

Match days

19 March 2014 - night match (20-over match)

TV Umpires

Reserve Umpire

Match Referee

Points

Ireland 2, United Arab Emirates 0

Commentator: Kanishkaa Balachandran

Presentation:

Ed Joyce is the Man of the Match: "Good wicket to bat on. Got another big game in 2 days. Paul is a massive player for us and it's important we get him back. Our bowling is doing a good job."

Porterfield: "Very pleasing to limit them to 120 on that pitch. Paul is fine. We know if we beat Netherlands we are through. Doesn't bother me that I didn't get the Man of the Match (smiles)."

Khurram Khan: "I thought it was a below par score, about 25-30 runs short. There's a lot to learn from here, looking forward to the last game. Want to give Zimbabwe a run for their money."

That's it from us here. Thanks for your company today. More games tomorrow. Cheers!

10.45pm: It's official now. It's called off. Ireland have won this game by 21 runs by D/L method.

Ireland move to the top of Group B. There was a minor stutter but Ireland were always coasting home. Please stay with us for the presentation.

Ahaan: "This is just not good enough to host a world tournament. I wonder how this tournament will progress. Floodlight failure every few matches is not acceptable."

10.35pm: The lights are slowly coming back on but it is still raining.

The D/L target is 82 for 3 after 14.2 overs. Ireland are ahead and will win if there is no play.

Baundule: "It is raining with strong wind. Power shutdown during storm is very common in Bangladesh. This is done in order to avoid accidents. This time they have probably pressed the wrong switch."

10.25pm: And now it's raining! The covers are in.

Just informed that if play's delayed or suspended, play can be extended by a maximum of 30 minutes.

So that's two floodlight failures in the space of 13 minutes. Imagine if they had all gone off when the ball was sailing into a thickly populated stand.

"This after asking fertiliser companies to stop production to divert electricity for the cricket," says Abhishek, at the ground.

14.2
1
Ahmed Raza to Wilson, 1 run, 10.23pm he paddles it to fine leg and the lights have taken a break again! What's going on here, seriously? This must be rather embarassing for the organisers
14.1
1
Ahmed Raza to Porterfield, 1 run, drifts on the pads and he works it to the on side

END OF OVER:
14 | 5 Runs 1 Wkt | IRE: 101/3 | RR: 7.21

  • William Porterfield32 (34b)
  • Amjad Javed3-0-18-1
  • Sharif Asadullah3-0-21-2

10.20pm: Just informed that the lights are almost at full intensity now. Yup, and the batsmen are getting ready. Wilson joins Porterfield. And there's a dust storm as well!

Toby Pearl: "Even the floodlights have given up on UAE."

10.10pm: And the flood lights have gone off! Abhishek Purohit, our man at the ground informs that the power just came back to the press box and grandstand. And as I write the floodlight towers are slowly coming back on

13.6
W
Amjad Javed to Poynter, OUT, timber! UAE are hitting back but is it too late? Full credit to Javed here, this was a lovely inswinging yorker that would have made his coach Aqib Javed proud, Poynter was beaten for movement, played all around it and failed to get his bat down, the ball brushes his pad first, the leg stump lands a couple of yards back

AD Poynter b Amjad Javed 4 (4m 5b 1x4 0x6) SR: 80.00

13.5
0
Amjad Javed to Poynter, no run, and follows that up with a false shot, this was not shirt enough to cut and he was beaten
13.4
4
Amjad Javed to Poynter, FOUR runs, that was in the slot for him! This was pitched up further and gave him the width he needed to bash that along the ground wide of mid-off and cover
13.3
0
Amjad Javed to Poynter, no run, gets it to shape away again, Poynter pokes his bat out at it
  • Ireland show who are 'top of the tree'

    There has been this sense of quiet inevitability to Ireland's World T20 campaign so far. From the start, they have maintained that they are here to win three games and get into the Super 10

  • Khurram hopes for UAE investment

    Two tame defeats to Netherlands and Ireland revealed the gap that exists between the amateurs of UAE and the leading lights of the Associate world

  • Win takes Ireland closer to main draw

    Ireland moved closer to qualifying for the main draw of the World T20, beating United Arab Emirates by 21 runs (D/L method)

  • Porterfield lines up 'big hurdle' to cross

    Ireland may have passed their biggest test in the first round in the form of Full Member Zimbabwe, but captain William Porterfield feels another "big hurdle" lies in wait when they face their next opponents, UAE.

ICC Men's T20 World Cup

First Round Group A
TeamMWLPTNRR
BDESH32141.466
NEPAL32140.933
AFG3122-0.981
HKG3122-1.455
First Round Group B
TeamMWLPTNRR
NL32141.109
ZIM32140.957
IRE3214-0.701
UAE3030-1.541
Group 1
TeamMWLPTNRR
SL43162.233
SA43160.075
NZ4224-0.678
ENG4132-0.776
NL4132-0.866
Group 2
TeamMWLPTNRR
INDIA44081.28
WI43161.971
PAK4224-0.384
AUS4132-0.857
BDESH4040-2.072