Final, Gqeberha, October 30 - November 02, 2008, ICC Intercontinental Cup
250 & 145
(T:201) 195 & 201/1

Ireland won by 9 wickets

Player Of The Match
1/9, 95* & 39*
Namibia 1st Innings
Ireland 1st Innings
Namibia 2nd Innings
Ireland 2nd Innings
Match Flow
Namibia 1st Innings 
Jan-Berrie Burger  b Johnston1357702022.80
Louis van der Westhuizen c KJ O'Brien b Rankin1836523050.00
Sarel Burger c Porterfield b Connell2160892035.00
Craig Williams c Cusack b Connell2551624049.01
Gerrie Snyman c Connell b Botha931432029.03
Louis Burger (c)not out 7417924110141.34
Deon Kotze c Johnston b Cusack521280023.80
Bjorn Kotze lbw b Rankin431021314142.15
Tobias Verwey c West b Connell077000.00
Louis Klazinga lbw b Connell023000.00
Kola Burger  b Connell29213360138.09
Extras(b 5, lb 8)13
TOTAL94.3 Ov (RR: 2.64, 388 Mins)250
Fall of wickets: 1-36 (Louis van der Westhuizen, 13.6 ov), 2-37 (Jan-Berrie Burger, 17.3 ov), 3-81 (Craig Williams, 33.1 ov), 4-82 (Sarel Burger, 35.2 ov), 5-104 (Gerrie Snyman, 44.1 ov), 6-119 (Deon Kotze, 50.5 ov), 7-210 (Bjorn Kotze, 85.1 ov), 8-211 (Tobias Verwey, 86.3 ov), 9-212 (Louis Klazinga, 86.6 ov), 10-250 (Kola Burger, 94.3 ov)
Peter Connell20.355452.6310210000
33.1 to CG Williams, cuts hard but the ball goes straight into the hands of Cusack standing at backward point. 81/3
35.2 to SF Burger, keeps low outsid eoff as Burger cuts, trhe ball travels sharply to 3rd slip where Porterfieldbtakes a greaty catch at ankle height. 82/4
86.3 to T Verwey, drives, a top edge sees the ball go high into the atmosphere before comiing down to meet a patient West's hands at mid off. 211/8
86.6 to L Klazinga, beatas the bat and traps the batsman in front. 212/9
94.3 to KB Burger, what a terrible delivery, rank full toss is played and missed. 250/10
Boyd Rankin2136823.2312711000
13.6 to LP van der Westhuizen, a bouncer, ball comes back at the batsman, who fends away the ball but spoons a catch to Kevin O'Brien at backward point. 36/1
85.1 to BL Kotze, shuffles across and pays the price when he misses. 210/7
Andre Botha2084112.051045100
44.1 to G Snyman, goes on a big drive, but not middled neatly and the ball skies tobwide of mid off where Connell is able to take a simple catch. 104/5
Trent Johnston1964312.26594000
17.3 to AJ Burger, picks the wrong line, ball hits middle stump. 37/2
Regan West611402.33332100
Alex Cusack62911.50321000
50.5 to DB Kotze, keeps low after clipping the bat outside off, well taken at 1st slip. 119/6
Kyle McCallan20804.0050000
Ireland 1st Innings 
William Porterfield (c) b Snyman1231421038.70
Niall O'Brien lbw b Snyman0311000.00
Alex Cusack not out 9523027315041.30
Andre Botha  b Snyman011000.00
Kevin O'Brien  b Snyman022000.00
Andrew White c Williams b Snyman871410114.28
Trent Johnston  b DB Kotze581291589044.96
Kyle McCallan lbw b SF Burger213110015.38
Regan West c †Verwey b SF Burger033000.00
Peter Connell  b SF Burger11727005.88
Boyd Rankin c †Verwey b SF Burger4581080.00
Extras(b 8, lb 5, w 2)15
TOTAL73.3 Ov (RR: 2.65, 279 Mins)195
Fall of wickets: 1-11 (Niall O'Brien, 2.3 ov), 2-27 (William Porterfield, 10.3 ov), 3-27 (Andre Botha, 10.4 ov), 4-27 (Kevin O'Brien, 10.6 ov), 5-37 (Andrew White, 14.3 ov), 6-178 (Trent Johnston, 60.1 ov), 7-181 (Kyle McCallan, 63.3 ov), 8-181 (Regan West, 63.6 ov), 9-187 (Peter Connell, 71.4 ov), 10-195 (Boyd Rankin, 73.3 ov)
Gerrie Snyman1525353.53699000
2.3 to NJ O'Brien, beaten, hits the pads, the appeal is upheld. O'Brien is clearly unhappy. 11/1
10.3 to WTS Porterfield, goes forward to defend, ball comes back a bit, gets the inside edge bonto off stump. 27/2
10.4 to AC Botha, beaten all ends up, middle stump goes. 27/3
10.6 to KJ O'Brien, beaten, and the stumps are shattered. 27/4
14.3 to AR White, nicks, ball goes low to Williams at 2nd slip. 37/5
Kola Burger803304.12173010
Louis Klazinga1113503.18526000
Sarel Burger19.392341.171214000
63.3 to WK McCallan, comes forward to defend, misss, the ball hits the pads to trap the batsman well in front. 181/7
63.6 to RM West, drives but only to edge to the keeper. 181/8
71.4 to PC Connell, goes forward but misses, the ball doesn't and Connell has to make his way back to to the change rooms. 187/9
Bjorn Kotze712603.71334000
Deon Kotze1371210.92691000
60.1 to DT Johnston, has a look to pull, fails to connect properly and the ball skids into the stumps dislodging the bails. 178/6
Namibia 2nd Innings 
Jan-Berrie Burger  b Rankin341281812026.56
Louis van der Westhuizen lbw b Connell069000.00
Louis Klazinga lbw b Connell042000.00
Sarel Burger c Porterfield b Rankin626351023.07
Craig Williams c Cusack b Botha1446682030.43
Gerrie Snyman c †NJ O'Brien b Botha3137463283.78
Louis Burger (c)lbw b Rankin13258003.12
Deon Kotze lbw b Connell1845642040.00
Bjorn Kotze not out 1732452053.12
Tobias Verwey run out (KJ O'Brien)616201037.50
Kola Burger c Johnston b Rankin032000.00
Extras(b 6, lb 7, w 5)18
TOTAL62.3 Ov (RR: 2.32, 270 Mins)145
Fall of wickets: 1-1 (Louis van der Westhuizen, 2.1 ov), 2-1 (Louis Klazinga, 2.5 ov), 3-14 (Sarel Burger, 11.4 ov), 4-43 (Craig Williams, 27.4 ov), 4-43 (28.6 ov), 5-68 (Louis Burger, 40.2 ov), 6-85 (Jan-Berrie Burger, 42.1 ov), 7-111 (Gerrie Snyman, 51.1 ov), 8-131 (Deon Kotze, 56.4 ov), 9-145 (Tobias Verwey, 61.5 ov), 10-145 (Kola Burger, 62.3 ov)
Peter Connell1893632.00954000
2.1 to LP van der Westhuizen, ball nips back beating the covering bat and raps the pads. 1/1
2.5 to L Klazinga, great ball, never looked happy gainst the bowler, beaten and trapped in front going onto the back foot. 1/2
56.4 to DB Kotze, caught well in front and on the back foot. 131/8
62.3 to KB Burger, edged to the slips. 145/10
Boyd Rankin16.343942.36804010
11.4 to SF Burger, ball comes across the batsman who has a cut, ball goes to Porterfield's right at 2nd slip, a great diving catch. 14/3
40.2 to LJ Burger, shuffles into line and pays the price. 68/5
42.1 to AJ Burger, beaten by a peach of a delivery, voming back from the off. 85/6
Trent Johnston84801.00420000
Andre Botha1452822.00694000
27.4 to CG Williams, cuts but well enough goes to Cusack at point. 43/4
28.6 to G Snyman, drives to a ball going down off, a faint touch presents the Irish keeper with his first catch of the innings. 43/4
51.1 to G Snyman, drives to a ball going down off, a faint touch presents the Irish keeper with his first catch of the innings. 111/7
Alex Cusack11000.0060000
Regan West512104.20231200
Ireland 2nd Innings (T: 201 runs)
William Porterfield (c)c BL Kotze b DB Kotze3453587064.15
Niall O'Brien not out 11916521515272.12
Alex Cusack not out 391301565030.00
Extras(b 3, lb 1, nb 1, w 4)9
TOTAL58 Ov (RR: 3.46, 215 Mins)201/1
Fall of wickets: 1-68 (William Porterfield, 14.5 ov)
Gerrie Snyman1204103.41514021
Kola Burger302307.66113110
Sarel Burger411403.50172010
Deon Kotze2464711.951174100
14.5 to WTS Porterfield, going for a big hit, ball goes high to a waiting Bjon Kotze at deeoish mid on. 68/1
Louis Klazinga702904.14326000
Jan-Berrie Burger402706.75145000
Craig Williams301204.00122000
Louis Burger10404.0051000
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Thu, 30 Oct - day 1 - Namibia 1st innings 241/9 (Louis Burger 72*, Kola Burger 22*, 90 ov)
Fri, 31 Oct - day 2 - Namibia 2nd innings 14/2 (Jan-Berrie Burger 7*, Sarel Burger 6*, 9 ov)
Sat, 01 Nov - day 3 - Ireland 2nd innings 134/1 (Niall O'Brien 77*, Alex Cusack 19*, 36 ov)
Sun, 02 Nov - day 4 - Ireland 2nd innings 201/1 (58 ov) - end of match
Day 1
Day 2
Day 3
Day 4
  • 150 runs in 47.6 overs (175 mins, 288 balls, 19x4,1x6)
  • NJ O'Brien: 100 runs off 144 balls in 185 mins (13x4, 1x6)
  • 2nd wicket partnership 100 runs from 219 balls in 131 mins (NJ O'Brien 71, AR Cusack 23, Extras 6, 12x4, 0x6)
  • 200 runs in 57.6 overs (215 mins, 352 balls, 27x4,1x6)
St George's Park, Port Elizabeth
TossNamibia, elected to bat first
Player Of The Match
Alex Cusack
Series resultIreland won the 2008/09 ICC Intercontinental Cup
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 - day (5-day match)
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