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Ireland vs Pakistan, 42nd Match, Pool B at Adelaide, , Mar 15 2015 - Match Result

RESULT
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)
sarfaraz-ahmed
Match centre 
Scores: S Balasubramanian | Comms: Sidharth Monga
Scorecard summary
Ireland 237/10(50 overs)
3/54 (10)
29 (38)
2/44 (10)
Pakistan 241/3(46.1 overs)
101* (124)
1/43 (10)

That's all from today. Just a reminder of the quarter-finals before we go

South Africa v Sri Lanka, SCG, Wednesday, March 18

India v Bangladesh, MCG, Thursday, March 19

Australia v Pakistan, Adelaide Oval, Friday, March 20

New Zealand v West Indies, Westpac Stadium, Saturday, March 21

The winner of Sydney game faces the winner of the Wellington game in Auckland in the semi-final. The other semi-final will be in Sydney. Cheers everybody

"We were a few runs light," says William Porterfield "All credit to the way they bowled. The best ever innings only comes when you win. We thought it was a pretty good surface. Slightly slower. Very good pitch. We would have like a few more runs on the board. The confidence has been high throughout. The fans have been fantastic. Hope we get more games, and progress from there."

"This was a pressure game," says Misbah-ul-Haq. "A game more pressure game for us than, say, a quarter-final. Give a lot of credit to the fast bowlers. It was a slow pitch. They bowled their hearts out. They took the wickets and restricted Ireland. Sarfraz's was a brilliant knock. Much-needed knock. Very happy how he went on and stayed there till the end. Yeah of course we can win the World Cup. We have the momentum. The bowling is doing really well, the batting is beginning to do its part. On the day anything can happen. We have the bowling line-up that can surprise any team."

"Very happy," says Sarfraz Ahmed, Man of the Match. "Even before the match, Waqar said we haven't scored a hundred so we must try and get the hundred. Very important win. It was do or die for us. The bowlers and the fielders did really well. You could see they were giving it their all in the do-or-die match."

Don't go away, we will bring to you what the captains have to say

Well played Pakistan to have come back after the disastrous start to their campaign. Hard luck Ireland but you have played really well. You have been good to watch, and the World Cup will be poorer for it if you were not to feature in it

Superb death bowling by Pakistan set this win up after William Porterfield scored an excellent century. Wahab Riaz and Sohail Khan were excellent in the end, and then Sarfraz Ahmed saw them through with a century, their first in World Cups since 2007

46.1
4
Stirling to Umar Akmal, FOUR runs

he tries a legbreak, bowls it short and wide, and Akmal launches it over mid-on to seal the quarter-final slot

Stirling to bowl now

end of over 464 runs
PAK: 237/3CRR: 5.15 RRR: 0.25
Sarfaraz Ahmed101 (124b 6x4)
Umar Akmal16 (28b 3x4)
George Dockrell 6-0-43-0
John Mooney 9-1-40-0
45.6
Dockrell to Sarfaraz, no run

full, on off, defended

45.5
Dockrell to Sarfaraz, no run

full toss, defended back to him. There could be a tie here

45.4
Dockrell to Sarfaraz, no run

flat length ball, into the pads, defended to midwicket

45.3
Dockrell to Sarfaraz, no run

low full toss, hit straight to mid-off

45.2
4
Dockrell to Sarfaraz, FOUR runs

there it is. Sarfraz gets the hard-earned hundred. And with a typical shot. Down the wicket to chip this length ball over midwicket. Does the sajda in celebration. The first WC hundred by a Pakistani since Imran Nazir in 2007

45.1
Dockrell to Sarfaraz, no run

full toss, he has hit it down to long-on, and he has turned down a single

Dockrell comes on. Watch out for Sarfraz's sweep

end of over 452 runs
PAK: 233/3CRR: 5.17 RRR: 1.00
Umar Akmal16 (28b 3x4)
Sarfaraz Ahmed97 (118b 5x4)
John Mooney 9-1-40-0
Stuart Thompson 10-0-59-1
44.6
Mooney to Umar Akmal, no run

short of a length, outside off, he is lucky this is wide but not wide enough. Left alone

What if Akmal hits this one for a six?

44.5
Mooney to Umar Akmal, no run

slower ball, at the stumps, defended again

Can they block this to a tie? West Indies fans must be anxious

44.4
Mooney to Umar Akmal, no run

full, on off, defended

44.3
Mooney to Umar Akmal, no run

wide on the crease, angling in, defended to leg

44.2
Mooney to Umar Akmal, no run

full toss, Akmal suppresses every urge to defend

Needs three out of five now but Akmal is on strike. Field comes up to deny him the single. Two slips in

44.1
1
Mooney to Sarfaraz, 1 run

chipped down to long-on for one

Needs four out of six now

44.1
1w
Mooney to Sarfaraz, 1 wide

and he has bowled a wide. Oh my, just down the leg side, from wide on the crease

Sarfraz needs four out of seven. I have seen petty domestic sides bowl five wides to deny the batsman a century. Don't want to rub it in, but I have also seen an international side do it

Mooney comes back

end of over 444 runs
PAK: 231/3CRR: 5.25 RRR: 1.16
Umar Akmal16 (23b 3x4)
Sarfaraz Ahmed96 (117b 5x4)
Stuart Thompson 10-0-59-1
Kevin O'Brien 10-0-49-0
43.6
Thompson to Umar Akmal, no run

short of a length, on off, Akmal does right by Sarfraz and defends this

43.5
1
Thompson to Sarfaraz, 1 run

slower ball, steers it down to third man. He won't mind the single. Akmal will block the next ball

Two balls he gets in this over. A four and a single does it

43.4
1
Thompson to Umar Akmal, 1 run

length ball, into the pads, worked away for a single

43.4
1w
Thompson to Umar Akmal, 1 wide

wide down the leg side. Short of a length, down the leg side, it has gone under the armpit, Ireland are appealing, but is called a wide. Boo

"So England, Scotland and Ireland all failed to get out of the groups, how about we give Wales a go in 2019" Dave, you mean Glamorgan?

43.3
Thompson to Umar Akmal, no run

short of a length, outside off, left alone

43.2
Thompson to Umar Akmal, no run

pushes a length ball straight to mid-on

avi: "adam parore holds the record of scoring maximum runs-94 without hitting a single boundary. P.S parore will be my favourite wicketkeeper batsman if this comment gets published!!!!!"

Best performances - batters
Spike Graph
Wagon Zone
WTS Porterfield
107 runs (131)
11 fours1 six
Productive shot
cover drive
24 runs
4 fours0 six
Control
88%
Sarfaraz Ahmed
101 runs (124)
6 fours0 six
Productive shot
on drive
19 runs
1 four0 six
Control
86%
Best performances - bowlers
Wahab Riaz
O
10
M
0
R
54
W
3
ECO
5.4
FTYFGSGS
OFFLEG
RHB
1W
LEGOFF
LHB
1W
1W
Sohail Khan
O
10
M
0
R
44
W
2
ECO
4.4
FTYFGSGS
OFFLEG
RHB
1W
LEGOFF
LHB
1W
Match details
Adelaide Oval
TossIreland, elected to bat first
Series
Season2014/15
Player Of The Match
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)
Umpires
TV Umpire
Reserve Umpire
Match Referee
PointsPakistan 2, Ireland 0
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ICC Cricket World Cup

Pool A
TEAMMWLPTNRR
NZ660122.564
AUS64192.257
SL64280.371
BAN63270.136
ENG6244-0.753
AFG6152-1.853
SCOT6060-2.218
Pool B
TEAMMWLPTNRR
IND660121.827
SA64281.707
PAK6428-0.085
WI6336-0.053
IRE6336-0.933
ZIM6152-0.527
UAE6060-2.032