16th Match, Pool B (D/N), Brisbane, February 25, 2015, ICC Cricket World Cup
(49.2/50 ov, T:279) 279/8

Ireland won by 2 wickets (with 4 balls remaining)

Player Of The Match
80 (69) & 2 catches
U.A.E. Innings
Ireland Innings
Match Details
United Arab Emirates  (50 ovs maximum)
Amjad Ali c Sorensen b KJ O'Brien4571765063.38
Andri Berenger c Porterfield b Stirling1325471052.00
Krishna Chandran c KJ O'Brien b Stirling046000.00
Khurram Khan lbw b Dockrell3653702067.92
Swapnil Patil c Stirling b KJ O'Brien2870025.00
Shaiman Anwar c †Wilson b Sorensen10683126101127.71
Rohan Mustafa c †Wilson b Cusack29130022.22
Amjad Javed c Joyce b Sorensen42355550120.00
Mohammad Naveed c & b Cusack13111920118.18
Mohammad Tauqir (c)not out 22600100.00
Manjula Guruge not out 00100-
Extras(b 1, lb 4, nb 1, w 11)17
TOTAL50 Ov (RR: 5.56, 217 Mts)278/9
Fall of wickets: 1-49 (Andri Berenger, 11.3 ov), 2-53 (Krishna Chandran, 13.1 ov), 3-73 (Amjad Ali, 18.5 ov), 4-78 (Swapnil Patil, 20.5 ov), 5-125 (Khurram Khan, 31.4 ov), 6-131 (Rohan Mustafa, 34.2 ov), 7-238 (Amjad Javed, 46.1 ov), 8-269 (Shaiman Anwar, 48.4 ov), 9-276 (Mohammad Naveed, 49.5 ov)
John Mooney603205.33222021
Max Sorensen1006026.00266000
46.1 to Amjad Javed, short ball, and he hits it well but too close to Joyce, who moves to his right from deep midwicket and takes a well-judged catch. 238/7
48.4 to Shaiman Anwar, goes a long way outside leg stump and Sorensen bowls a simple length ball on off stump. He has to reach for it to hit that over the covers, ends up scooping it high in the air behind the wicket off the outside half of his bat. The wicketkeeper settles under it, and that's the end of a fantastic World Cup century. 269/8
Alex Cusack1005425.40366030
34.2 to Rohan Mustafa, got him! Cusack bends his back a bit more and gets this to lift from back of a length. Not much room to cut anyway, and he gets a thick edge through to the keeper. 131/6
49.5 to Mohammad Naveed, short ball, into the body as he backs away. Goes for the pull, top-edges it high in the air, and the bowler takes a simple catch, goes for the hands-over-head technique. 276/9
Paul Stirling1002722.70411010
11.3 to AR Berenger, oh my. This has been a bit of a struggle for Berenger, and it ends tamely, as he pops up a back of a length ball, leg-stumpish, straight into short midwicket's hands, going too early into a flick. 49/1
13.1 to Krishna Chandran, got him! Again it's the one that goes with the angle. It's angled in towards off stump and he drives at it with an angled bat, too much bottom hand in that, and it pops up off the outside edge and it goes very quickly to Kevin O'Brien at slip, over his right shoulder, and he parried it in the air at the first attempt and caught it safely on the second attempt. 53/2
Kevin O'Brien706128.71167040
18.5 to Amjad Ali, short, sits up, he could have hit that anywhere he wanted, but all he manages to do is pick out Sorensen on the deep square leg boundary. 73/3
20.5 to SP Patil, gone! Back of a length outside off, a bit of extra bounce, and he pushes hard at it with an angled bat and gets a thick edge that goes to slip just above head height. 78/4
George Dockrell703915.57223110
31.4 to Khurram Khan, big appeal for lbw and it's given! Came outside his crease and looked to work it leg side, and it hurried through to hit his front pad. Khurram has reviewed... he was a long way down the track. Let's seen now, not much turn, seemed to hit him in line with off stump, going on to clip the top of leg stump, which means it's umpire's call. Khurram's a little unlucky there, simply because it was the sort of lbw call that looked a little not-out at first sight, simply because of how far he was down the pitch.. 125/5
Ireland  (T: 279 runs from 50 ovs)
William Porterfield (c) b Mohammad Tauqir37641022057.81
Paul Stirling c †Patil b Guruge3970033.33
Ed Joyce c †Patil b Amjad Javed3749773075.51
Niall O'Brien lbw b Mohammad Tauqir1724221070.83
Andy Balbirnie c sub (Saqlain Haider) b Mohammad Naveed3041551073.17
Gary Wilson c Amjad Javed b Mohammad Naveed806910190115.94
Kevin O'Brien c Mohammad Naveed b Amjad Javed50253482200.00
John Mooney c Amjad Ali b Amjad Javed26140033.33
Alex Cusack not out 56100083.33
George Dockrell not out 75810140.00
Extras(b 4, lb 3, nb 2, w 2)11
TOTAL49.2 Ov (RR: 5.65, 220 Mts)279/8
Did not bat: Max Sorensen 
Fall of wickets: 1-4 (Paul Stirling, 1.4 ov), 2-72 (Ed Joyce, 18.4 ov), 3-94 (William Porterfield, 23.3 ov), 4-97 (Niall O'Brien, 25.2 ov), 5-171 (Andy Balbirnie, 38.4 ov), 6-243 (Kevin O'Brien, 44.4 ov), 7-259 (John Mooney, 46.6 ov), 8-267 (Gary Wilson, 47.3 ov)
Mohammad Naveed9.216526.96279001
38.4 to A Balbirnie, gone! It was a length ball on off stump and he moved away from the line to drive through extra cover. May have stopped on him a touch and he ended up spooning a simple catch to the fielder at mid-off. 171/5
47.3 to GC Wilson, and UAE are back in it! that's a short ball angling into his body, and he leans away to guide it past short third man, but he ends up hitting it too close to him, and Javed dives forward and takes a super low catch. 267/8
Manjula Guruge702113.00290010
1.4 to PR Stirling, got him! That is superb bowling from Guruge, slanted this across and this time there was no swing. Stirling stood there and flashed at it away from his body, and could only nick it through to the keeper. 4/1
Amjad Javed1006036.00326200
18.4 to EC Joyce, got him! Joyce's luck runs out finally, goes for a drive away from his body. It was a good ball, angling away, not full enough to drive, and the edge carries through at shoulder height to Patil. 72/2
44.4 to KJ O'Brien, gone! Another slower ball, and he was moving away from the line, looking to hit over extra cover. Doesn't connect half as well as he'd have liked to, and he scoops it straight into the fielder's hands. 243/6
46.6 to JF Mooney, another twist. Mooney looks to lap-sweep a full ball on off stump, ends up hitting it awkwardly over his own shoulder, and Amjad Ali, backtracking from short fine leg, takes a well-judged catch. 259/7
Mohammad Tauqir903824.22313001
23.3 to WTS Porterfield, bowled him! That hung in the air for a while and he played across it, looking to sweep. Cleared his front leg, and played across a straight ball, which went under his bat and crashed into middle stump. 94/3
25.2 to NJ O'Brien, Tauqir strikes again! Niall has reviewed, but it looked plumb. It slid on again, towards middle stump, I would think. Went for the sweep across the line and that thudded into his front pad. Was there an edge? Nope. Didn't get a huge stride forward either. Hit him in line with middle stump, you can see off stump when it hit. Turned and straightened, in fact, and went past his outside edge. Hitting three-fourths of the way up middle stump, and Niall O'Brien will have to go.. 97/4
Rohan Mustafa904505.00212000
Krishna Chandran504308.6075010
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Brisbane Cricket Ground, Woolloongabba, Brisbane
TossIreland, elected to field first
Player Of The Match
Gary Wilson
Match numberODI no. 3613
Hours of play (local time)14.30 start, First Session 14.30-18.00, Interval 18.00-18.45, Second Session 18.45-22.15
Match days25 February 2015 - daynight (50-over match)
Michael Gough
Nigel Llong
TV Umpire
Sri Lanka
Kumar Dharmasena
Reserve Umpire
New Zealand
Billy Bowden
Match Referee
Sri Lanka
Ranjan Madugalle
PointsIreland 2, United Arab Emirates 0
  • United Arab Emirates innings
  • Powerplay 1: Overs 0.1 - 10.0 (Mandatory - 44 runs, 0 wicket)
  • United Arab Emirates: 50 runs in 12.1 overs (73 balls), Extras 3
  • Drinks: United Arab Emirates - 64/2 in 17.0 overs (Amjad Ali 40, Khurram Khan 8)
  • United Arab Emirates: 100 runs in 26.6 overs (162 balls), Extras 4
  • Over 31.4: Review by United Arab Emirates (Batting), Umpire - MA Gough, Batsman - Khurram Khan (Struck down)
  • Drinks: United Arab Emirates - 130/5 in 34.0 overs (Shaiman Anwar 27, Rohan Mustafa 2)
  • Powerplay 2: Overs 35.1 - 40.0 (Batting side - 47 runs, 0 wicket)
  • United Arab Emirates: 150 runs in 37.1 overs (223 balls), Extras 6
  • 7th Wicket: 50 runs in 35 balls (Shaiman Anwar 20, Amjad Javed 30, Ex 1)
  • Shaiman Anwar: 50 off 51 balls (3 x 4, 1 x 6)
  • United Arab Emirates: 200 runs in 41.6 overs (253 balls), Extras 8
  • 7th Wicket: 100 runs in 65 balls (Shaiman Anwar 52, Amjad Javed 40, Ex 8)
  • United Arab Emirates: 250 runs in 47.1 overs (284 balls), Extras 15
  • Shaiman Anwar: 100 off 79 balls (10 x 4, 1 x 6)
  • Innings Break: United Arab Emirates - 278/9 in 50.0 overs (Mohammad Tauqir 2, AM Guruge 0)
  • Ireland innings
  • Powerplay 1: Overs 0.1 - 10.0 (Mandatory - 35 runs, 1 wicket)
  • Ireland: 50 runs in 13.5 overs (83 balls), Extras 1
  • 2nd Wicket: 50 runs in 77 balls (WTS Porterfield 20, EC Joyce 29, Ex 1)
  • Drinks: Ireland - 61/1 in 16.0 overs (WTS Porterfield 27, EC Joyce 30)
  • Over 25.2: Review by Ireland (Batting), Umpire - NJ Llong, Batsman - NJ O'Brien (Struck down)
  • Ireland: 100 runs in 26.4 overs (160 balls), Extras 2
  • Drinks: Ireland - 142/4 in 34.0 overs (A Balbirnie 18, GC Wilson 26)
  • 5th Wicket: 50 runs in 58 balls (A Balbirnie 21, GC Wilson 27, Ex 2)
  • Ireland: 150 runs in 34.6 overs (211 balls), Extras 4
  • Powerplay 2: Overs 35.1 - 40.0 (Batting side - 33 runs, 1 wicket)
  • GC Wilson: 50 off 49 balls (4 x 4)
  • Ireland: 200 runs in 41.3 overs (251 balls), Extras 7
  • 6th Wicket: 50 runs in 29 balls (GC Wilson 11, KJ O'Brien 36, Ex 6)
  • KJ O'Brien: 50 off 24 balls (8 x 4, 2 x 6)
  • Ireland: 250 runs in 45.3 overs (275 balls), Extras 10
  • Over 46.5: Review by United Arab Emirates (Bowling), Umpire - MA Gough, Batsman - GC Wilson (Struck down)
  • Attendance: 5,249
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