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42nd Match, Pool B (D/N), Adelaide, March 15, 2015, ICC Cricket World Cup
(46.1/50 ov, T:238) 241/3

Pakistan won by 7 wickets (with 23 balls remaining)

Player Of The Match
101* (124)
Ireland Innings
Pakistan Innings
Match Details
Ireland  (50 ovs maximum)
William Porterfield (c)c Shahid Afridi b Sohail Khan10713116111181.67
Paul Stirling lbw b Ehsan Adil38150037.50
Ed Joyce c Umar Akmal b Wahab Riaz1118411061.11
Niall O'Brien c Umar Akmal b Rahat Ali12102020120.00
Andy Balbirnie c Shahid Afridi b Haris Sohail1836440050.00
Gary Wilson c Wahab Riaz b Sohail Khan2938462076.31
Kevin O'Brien c Sohaib Maqsood b Wahab Riaz816401050.00
Stuart Thompson c Umar Akmal b Rahat Ali1215141080.00
John Mooney c Umar Akmal b Wahab Riaz1319271068.42
George Dockrell run out (†Sarfaraz Ahmed/Wahab Riaz)1181301137.50
Alex Cusack not out 11300100.00
Extras(lb 2, w 10)12
TOTAL50 Ov (RR: 4.74, 216 Mts)237
Fall of wickets: 1-11 (Paul Stirling, 3.3 ov), 2-56 (Ed Joyce, 12.3 ov), 3-86 (Niall O'Brien, 16.4 ov), 4-134 (Andy Balbirnie, 29.4 ov), 5-182 (William Porterfield, 38.5 ov), 6-189 (Gary Wilson, 40.3 ov), 7-204 (Stuart Thompson, 43.5 ov), 8-216 (Kevin O'Brien, 47.1 ov), 9-230 (John Mooney, 49.2 ov), 10-237 (George Dockrell, 49.6 ov)
Sohail Khan1004424.40343120
38.5 to WTS Porterfield, this could just be his last game, but Afridi is doing his best to make sure he isn't. Porterfield looks to drive over mid-on but mistimes. The length ball just gets a little big on him, and lobs off the high part of the bat. Afridi rushes in from the edge of the circle and takes a low diving catch to his left. Porterifeld out for 107. His seventh score between 100 and 112. 182/5
40.3 to GC Wilson, bouncer, he looks to upper-cut it, Wilson is off his feet in trying to do so, still can't reach it, and gets a soft top edge on it. The third man boundary from this end is the longest part of Adelaide Oval. Wahab takes a confident catch. This could have been a wide had he not hit, but is only the second bouncer of the over so it can't be called a no-ball. 189/6
Ehsan Adil703114.42283020
3.3 to PR Stirling, he has played across the line. What a big mistake. Loses patience. Given. He is on the middle-and-off line, Adil stays on that length and within the stumps, Stirling goes across the line, presenting only half the bat, and is beaten. Hit in front. Even if the ball goes on with the angle, it will clip leg. They think of it, but don't review the decision. 11/1
Rahat Ali1004824.80345020
16.4 to NJ O'Brien, a wicket against the run of play. This ball has stopped at him. Short of a length, wide, he looks to punch but the ball doesn't quite come on. So instead of going square, he ends up hitting this to short cover where Umar Akmal takes a smart catch to his right. 86/3
43.5 to SR Thompson, good bowling. Pakistan are bowling to bowl Ireland out and not restrict them. This is a mean bouncer, cramping him and getting it chin high. Thompson looks to pull but ends up slicing it off the top edge to short cover. 204/7
Wahab Riaz1005435.40304130
12.3 to EC Joyce, Wahab produces the breakthrough for Pakistan. He just has the knack. Joyce looks to pull from outside off, the ball gets a touch big on him, and he is late into the shot. The top edge lobs up towards short square cover, and Umar Akmal doesn't drop it. Wahab's deceptive pace does it. 56/2
47.1 to KJ O'Brien, that drop doesn't cost Adil at all. He will be very relieved. A proper mean bouncer at 147ks from Wahab. And it has followed him as he backs away. No room to hook. Gets a top edge to midwicket. 216/8
49.2 to JF Mooney, Wahab has another wicket. Umar Akmal gets his fourth catch. On a length, Mooney finally gets one that he can get under and hit. He hits but doesn't quite get the elevation. Akmal pouches it at short midwicket. This is bowled at 150ks. 230/9
Shahid Afridi1003803.80323000
Haris Sohail302016.6651010
29.4 to A Balbirnie, oh what a soft dismissal, and against the run of play. That misfield has proved to be a work for genius. Balbirnie stays on strike thanks to that misfield and plays this poor sweep. He hasn't really gone down on this length ball outside off, gets a massive top edge that Afridi takes at short fine leg. He also has to fetch this from well outside off. Premeditated. 134/4
Pakistan  (T: 238 runs from 50 ovs)
Ahmed Shehzad c Joyce b Thompson6371947088.73
Sarfaraz Ahmed not out 1011242006081.45
Haris Sohail run out (Balbirnie/Dockrell)3790042.85
Misbah-ul-Haq (c)hit wicket b Cusack3946593284.78
Umar Akmal not out 2029364068.96
Extras(b 1, lb 1, w 13)15
TOTAL46.1 Ov (RR: 5.22, 200 Mts)241/3
Fall of wickets: 1-120 (Ahmed Shehzad, 22.4 ov), 2-126 (Haris Sohail, 24.3 ov), 3-208 (Misbah-ul-Haq, 38.2 ov)
Alex Cusack1014314.30333030
38.2 to Misbah-ul-Haq, bowled'im. Some consolation for Ireland. Looks to run this shortish ball to third man, but his bat is neither vertical nor horizontal. The back foot goes back and across, too close to the stumps, and he treats onto the base of the stumps. 208/3
John Mooney914004.44382030
Stuart Thompson1005915.90294030
22.4 to Ahmed Shehzad, and Shehzad has thrown it away. Seems like he has made his mind beforehand that this ball has to go. Thompson bowls short, he pulls from outside off, gets a top edge, and mid-on catches it. He is disappointed that he has not gone on to score a hundred, and so he should be. 120/1
George Dockrell604307.16176100
Kevin O'Brien1004904.90354110
Paul Stirling1.10504.2851000
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TossIreland, elected to bat first
Player Of The Match
Sarfaraz Ahmed
Match numberODI no. 3639
Hours of play (local time)14.00 start, First Session 14.00-17.30, Interval 17.30-18.15, Second Session 18.15-21.45
Match days15 March 2015 - daynight (50-over match)
South Africa
Marais Erasmus
Sri Lanka
Ruchira Palliyaguruge
TV Umpire
Simon Fry
Reserve Umpire
Paul Reiffel
Match Referee
Sri Lanka
Ranjan Madugalle
PointsPakistan 2, Ireland 0
  • Ireland innings
  • Powerplay 1: Overs 0.1 - 10.0 (Mandatory - 47 runs, 1 wicket)
  • Ireland: 50 runs in 10.2 overs (62 balls), Extras 3
  • Over 11.1: Review by Pakistan (Bowling), Umpire - RSA Palliyaguruge, Batsman - EC Joyce (Struck down)
  • Drinks: Ireland - 78/2 in 15.0 overs (WTS Porterfield 48, NJ O'Brien 11)
  • WTS Porterfield: 50 off 59 balls (7 x 4, 1 x 6)
  • Ireland: 100 runs in 21.1 overs (127 balls), Extras 5
  • Ireland: 150 runs in 33.2 overs (200 balls), Extras 6
  • Drinks: Ireland - 154/4 in 34.0 overs (WTS Porterfield 93, GC Wilson 10)
  • Powerplay 2: Overs 35.1 - 40.0 (Batting side - 32 runs, 1 wicket)
  • WTS Porterfield: 100 off 124 balls (10 x 4, 1 x 6)
  • Over 40.1: Review by Ireland (Batting), Umpire - M Erasmus, Batsman - GC Wilson (Upheld)
  • Ireland: 200 runs in 43.2 overs (260 balls), Extras 10
  • Innings Break: Ireland - 237/10 in 50.0 overs (AR Cusack 1)
  • Pakistan innings
  • Powerplay 1: Overs 0.1 - 10.0 (Mandatory - 65 runs, 0 wicket)
  • Pakistan: 50 runs in 9.1 overs (55 balls), Extras 4
  • 1st Wicket: 50 runs in 55 balls (Ahmed Shehzad 28, Sarfraz Ahmed 20, Ex 4)
  • Ahmed Shehzad: 50 off 52 balls (5 x 4)
  • Drinks: Pakistan - 96/0 in 17.0 overs (Ahmed Shehzad 50, Sarfraz Ahmed 42)
  • Pakistan: 100 runs in 18.1 overs (109 balls), Extras 4
  • 1st Wicket: 100 runs in 109 balls (Ahmed Shehzad 50, Sarfraz Ahmed 46, Ex 4)
  • Sarfraz Ahmed: 50 off 58 balls (3 x 4)
  • Pakistan: 150 runs in 29.2 overs (176 balls), Extras 4
  • 3rd Wicket: 50 runs in 52 balls (Sarfraz Ahmed 19, Misbah-ul-Haq 26, Ex 5)
  • Drinks: Pakistan - 178/2 in 34.0 overs (Sarfraz Ahmed 76, Misbah-ul-Haq 27)
  • Powerplay 2: Overs 35.1 - 40.0 (Batting side - 32 runs, 1 wicket)
  • Pakistan: 200 runs in 37.2 overs (224 balls), Extras 10
  • Sarfraz Ahmed: 100 off 120 balls (6 x 4)
  • Attendance: 9,891
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