Belfast, August 30 - September 02, 2016, ICC Intercontinental Cup
316 & 230
(T:310) 237 & 239

Ireland won by 70 runs

Ireland 1st Innings
Hong Kong 1st Innings
Ireland 2nd Innings
Hong Kong 2nd Innings
Match Details
Ireland 1st Innings 
William Porterfield (c)lbw b Nadeem Ahmed88121-12172.72
Ed Joyce c Babar Hayat b Tanwir Afzal2629-5089.65
John Anderson lbw b Ehsan Khan1341-2031.70
Niall O'Brien lbw b Nadeem Ahmed1439-1035.89
Paul Stirling c †Carter b Nadeem Ahmed2033-1160.60
Gary Wilson c †Carter b Tanwir Afzal95141-13167.37
Kevin O'Brien c Babar Hayat b Nadeem Ahmed617-0035.29
George Dockrell c †Carter b Tanwir Afzal3263-6050.79
Tim Murtagh c Babar Hayat b Tanwir Afzal1026-2038.46
Craig Young c Waqas Khan b Aizaz Khan08-000.00
Peter Chase not out 14-0025.00
Extras(b 6, nb 5)11
TOTAL86.1 Ov (RR: 3.66)316
Fall of wickets: 1-53 (Ed Joyce, 12.1 ov), 2-83 (John Anderson, 22.5 ov), 3-124 (Niall O'Brien, 33.5 ov), 4-156 (Paul Stirling, 41.3 ov), 5-186 (William Porterfield, 49.4 ov), 6-208 (Kevin O'Brien, 55.3 ov), 7-273 (George Dockrell, 72.3 ov), 8-293 (Tim Murtagh, 80.4 ov), 9-308 (Craig Young, 83.4 ov), 10-316 (Gary Wilson, 86.1 ov)
Tanwir Afzal18.156343.468712001
12.1 to EC Joyce, they don't drop this one. Joyce gets an edge to first slip and Babar Hayat takes the catch low down. Excellent catch and a big wicket there for Hong Kong!. 53/1
72.3 to GH Dockrell, a bit of variable bounce there! Dockrell went back in the crease and had to jab the bat down at the last moment. He gets a thin edge which just about carries to the keeper. Carter takes an excellent catch to his left.. 273/7
80.4 to TJ Murtagh, the new ball strikes, Babar gets his third catch of the innings as Murtagh flashes at a wide ball. Babar dives to his left at second slip and takes the catch. 293/8
86.1 to GC Wilson, it doesn't really matter because its all over! Wilson looks to drive the ball forward and gets a thin edge through to the keeper. Carter dives forward to take the catch and Wilson is out for 95!. 316/10
Tanveer Ahmed913203.55416000
Aizaz Khan913513.88394001
83.4 to CA Young, Young goes for a duck, its a tame end as he chips the ball to Waqas at mid-off. Last wicket coming in now. 308/9
Ehsan Khan2229014.099311200
22.5 to J Anderson, Anderson goes back in the crease and looks to turn the ball into the legside, he misses and gets hit on the pads. No hesitation from Umpire Hawthorne and Eshan gets his debut wicket. Anderson does not look happy with that decision. 83/2
Nadeem Ahmed2637342.801196103
33.5 to NJ O'Brien, O'Brien gets a large stride in and reaches forward to the ball, he misses and it hits him on the pads. He was a long way down but Umpire Braithwaites finger goes up. 124/3
41.3 to PR Stirling, Stirling reaches forward to defend the ball and it spins more then he expects and gets the outside edge. Carter takes the catch behind the stumps and is delighted to have taken that wicket.. 156/4
49.4 to WTS Porterfield, Umpire Braithwaite gives another! This time its the big wicket of the Irish Captain. Porterfield went back in the crease and misses a turn into the legside, gets hit on the pad and can't believe that he has been given out.. 186/5
55.3 to KJ O'Brien, the ball is turning square out there and O'Brien goes back in the crease and looks to defend. He gets the outside edge and Hayat takes the catch at first slip. 208/6
Anshy Rath201708.5063000
Hong Kong 1st Innings 
Ninad Shah lbw b Murtagh38141-5026.95
Aizaz Khan c Dockrell b Young129-003.44
Babar Hayat (c)c Joyce b Young02-000.00
Nizakat Khan c Dockrell b Chase69116-8059.48
Waqas Khan c †NJ O'Brien b Chase2777-4035.06
Anshy Rath not out 73163-7044.78
Christopher Carter c Anderson b Stirling011-000.00
Tanwir Afzal st †NJ O'Brien b Dockrell837-1021.62
Ehsan Khan lbw b Chase43-10133.33
Nadeem Ahmed lbw b Dockrell919-1047.36
Tanveer Ahmed c Porterfield b Dockrell213-0015.38
Extras(b 1, lb 4, nb 1)6
TOTAL101.4 Ov (RR: 2.33)237
Fall of wickets: 1-3 (Aizaz Khan, 9.4 ov), 2-3 (Babar Hayat, 9.6 ov), 3-104 (Nizakat Khan, 46.3 ov), 4-109 (Ninad Shah, 49.3 ov), 5-173 (Waqas Khan, 72.6 ov), 6-176 (Christopher Carter, 75.6 ov), 7-206 (Tanwir Afzal, 89.4 ov), 8-211 (Ehsan Khan, 90.3 ov), 9-224 (Nadeem Ahmed, 95.6 ov), 10-237 (Tanveer Ahmed, 101.4 ov)
Tim Murtagh1744412.58847000
49.3 to ND Shah, Ninad's long inning is over as he goes back in the crease and gets hit in front of the stumps. 109/4
Craig Young2386422.781077001
9.4 to Aizaz Khan, strange shot there from Aizaz, reaches out to the ball and chips it in the air to Dockrell at backward point. Hong Kong lose their first wicket for 3. 3/1
9.6 to Babar Hayat, Young pings the ball in and Hayat chips the ball towards Joyce at short mid-wicket. Joyce dives forward and takes a tumbling catch. Double Wicket Maiden for Young. 3/2
George Dockrell27.474631.661374000
89.4 to Tanwir Afzal, Tanwir has a brain fade and comes down the pitch to Dockrell, he doesn't get to the pitch of the ball and it spins past the bat. O'Brien takes off the bails and Tanwir is gone!. 206/7
95.6 to Nadeem Ahmed, and Dockrell gets another. Nadeem looked to defend the ball forward and the ball spins past the bat. They all appeal and Umpire Brathwaite gives him out. 224/9
101.4 to Tanveer Ahmed, with only 1.2 overs left in the day, Tanveer pushes the ball ball straight into Porterfields hands at silly point. That's the end of the Innings. 237/10
Peter Chase1755032.94807000
46.3 to Nizakat Khan, its yet another short ball from Chase, Nizakat fends the ball into the legside and Dockrell runs in from the square leg boundary and takes a diving catch.. 104/3
72.6 to Waqas Khan, its a good length ball and Waqas plays back in the crease and gets a thin edge through to the keeper.. 173/5
90.3 to Ehsan Khan, there goes another, One wicket definitely brings another in this innings. Ehsan is hit in front of the stumps and Umpire Hawthorne has no hesitation in raising the finger. 211/8
Paul Stirling1312712.07622000
75.6 to C Carter, its turned straight into Anderson's hands at short leg and Carter is out for a duck. 176/6
Kevin O'Brien43100.25230000
Ireland 2nd Innings 
Ed Joyce hit wicket b Tanwir Afzal3755-4067.27
William Porterfield (c) b Ehsan Khan2949-3059.18
John Anderson c Ehsan Khan b Aizaz Khan59112-5052.67
Niall O'Brien c Waqas Khan b Tanveer Ahmed1538-1039.47
Paul Stirling c †Carter b Tanveer Ahmed68-1075.00
Gary Wilson lbw b Tanwir Afzal2534-3073.52
Kevin O'Brien not out 1622-0072.72
George Dockrell c Ehsan Khan b Tanwir Afzal46-0066.66
Tim Murtagh c Waqas Khan b Nadeem Ahmed116-11183.33
Craig Young lbw b Nadeem Ahmed27-0028.57
Peter Chase c Anshuman Rath b Nadeem Ahmed02-000.00
Extras(b 12, lb 4, nb 6, w 4)26
TOTAL55.3 Ov (RR: 4.14)230
Fall of wickets: 1-53 (Ed Joyce, 12.6 ov), 2-101 (William Porterfield, 24.2 ov), 3-143 (Niall O'Brien, 37.5 ov), 4-155 (Paul Stirling, 39.4 ov), 5-185 (John Anderson, 45.6 ov), 6-199 (Gary Wilson, 50.4 ov), 7-207 (George Dockrell, 52.1 ov), 8-221 (Tim Murtagh, 53.3 ov), 9-230 (Craig Young, 55.1 ov), 10-230 (Peter Chase, 55.3 ov)
Tanwir Afzal1625333.31694101
12.6 to EC Joyce, Joyce looks to pull the ball and gets beaten for pace. The ball hits him on the arm and as the bat swings round it clips the bails.. 53/1
50.4 to GC Wilson, Wilson reaches forward and the ball swings past the bat and hits him in front of the stumps. Wilson can't believe that he is out but Umpire Brathwaite says he has to go.. 199/6
52.1 to GH Dockrell, its hit in the air into the covers and Ehsan dives to his right and takes the catch at a comfortable height. 207/7
Aizaz Khan804916.12265032
45.6 to J Anderson, Anderson leans back in the crease and looks to pull the ball, it goes high in the air and Ehsan comes in from square leg and takes the catch. 185/5
Nadeem Ahmed17.306533.71694002
53.3 to TJ Murtagh, Murtagh swings the ball into the legside, Waqas gets under the ball and makes a bobbling catch.. 221/8
55.1 to CA Young, Young goes back in the crease and looks to turn the ball into the legside, he misses and gets hit on the pad. Young had already started walking before the Umpire's finger goes up.. 230/9
55.3 to PKD Chase, well that really was a tame end wasn't it. Chase pushes forward at the ball and it pops up into Rath's hands at silly mid-off.. 230/10
Ehsan Khan1012512.50472000
24.2 to WTS Porterfield, Bowled him! Porterfield goes back in the crease and looks to turn the ball into the legside. The ball stays low and goes under Porterfield's bat, big wicket for Hong Kong.. 101/2
Tanveer Ahmed402225.50133010
37.5 to NJ O'Brien, O'Brien pulls the ball to deep square leg and Waqas gets under the ball and takes a comfortable catch.. 143/3
39.4 to PR Stirling, Stirling chases a wide ball and Stirling gets a thin edge on it. Carter dives to his right and takes a catch low down.. 155/4
Hong Kong 2nd Innings (T: 310 runs)
Aizaz Khan c †NJ O'Brien b Murtagh06-000.00
Ninad Shah c †NJ O'Brien b Murtagh1429-3048.27
Babar Hayat (c)c Stirling b Dockrell2861-4045.90
Nizakat Khan c Joyce b Murtagh123181-14167.95
Anshy Rath lbw b KJ O'Brien810-1080.00
Waqas Khan  b KJ O'Brien328-0010.71
Christopher Carter c †NJ O'Brien b Dockrell2143-3048.83
Tanwir Afzal lbw b Murtagh05-000.00
Ehsan Khan c Stirling b Anderson642-0014.28
Nadeem Ahmed lbw b Chase2873-3138.35
Tanveer Ahmed not out 04-000.00
Extras(b 5, lb 3)8
TOTAL80.2 Ov (RR: 2.97)239
Fall of wickets: 1-0 (Aizaz Khan, 0.6 ov), 2-25 (Ninad Shah, 10.2 ov), 3-80 (Babar Hayat, 22.1 ov), 4-93 (Anshy Rath, 25.4 ov), 5-114 (Waqas Khan, 32.6 ov), 6-146 (Christopher Carter, 44.4 ov), 7-147 (Tanwir Afzal, 45.5 ov), 8-178 (Ehsan Khan, 58.6 ov), 9-239 (Nadeem Ahmed, 79.2 ov), 10-239 (Nizakat Khan, 80.2 ov)
Tim Murtagh12.242942.35635000
0.6 to Aizaz Khan, Aizaz is gone for a duck! Aizaz reaches forward to a good length ball and gets a thin edge through to the keeper, O'Brien throws the ball high in the air and Murtagh is delighted.. 0/1
10.2 to ND Shah, Murtagh gets another one! Its wide of off-stump and Ninad pushes out at the ball, gets a little tickle of the ball and its through to the keeper again.. 25/2
45.5 to Tanwir Afzal, Tanwir goes back in the crease and looks to defend the ball, misses and gets hit on the pad. Umpire Brathwaite's finger is going up even as the appeal starts.. 147/7
80.2 to Nizakat Khan, that's it, its all over. Nizakat doesn't have much faith in Tanveer's batting and so he decides to hit out. It goes high in the air and Joyce gets under the ball at mid-off and takes the catch. Ireland win. 239/10
Craig Young1033103.10496000
Peter Chase1002812.80443000
79.2 to Nadeem Ahmed, Nadeem is gone! Chase bowls full and Nadeem gets hit on the back leg. Its in front of the stump and Umpire Brathwaite raises the dreaded finger. Hong Kong are nine down. 239/9
George Dockrell2035722.85916100
22.1 to Babar Hayat, Babar reaches forward and gets an edge on the ball, it goes to Stirling's left at second slip and he Just catches the ball inches above the ground.. 80/3
44.4 to C Carter, Carter goes forward to the ball and gets the tiniest edge through to the keeper. Carter just stands there and looks down at the ground, he looks crest-fallen.. 146/6
Kevin O'Brien1223623.00544000
25.4 to Anshuman Rath, Rath does play a shot and gets hit on the pads, the Umpires finger goes up. Really not sure why he didn't play at the ball as it swung back in. 93/4
32.6 to Waqas Khan, O'Brien finally gets the ball to come back in and Waqas plays all round it and the stumps get knocked over. O'Brien wheels away with his arms outstretched in celebration.. 114/5
John Anderson912612.88382000
58.6 to Ehsan Khan, that was a really filthy ball from Anderson, its short and Ehsan swings at the ball. It takes the edge and Stirling gobbles up the chance at second slip.. 178/8
Paul Stirling702403.42292100
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Civil Service Cricket Club, Stormont, Belfast
TossIreland, elected to bat first
Hours of play (local time)11am start, Lunch 11.00-13.40, Tea 15.40-16.00, Close 18.00
Match days30,31 August, 1,2 September 2016 - day (4-day match)
FC debut
Ehsan Khan
Ehsan Khan
Ninad Shah
Ninad Shah
Tanveer Ahmed
Tanveer Ahmed
Waqas Khan
Waqas Khan
West Indies
Gregory Brathwaite
Mark Hawthorne
Reserve Umpire
Alan Neill
Match Referee
David Jukes
PointsIreland 20, Hong Kong 0
Tue, 30 Aug - day 1 - Hong Kong 1st innings 2/0 (Ninad Shah 2*, Aizaz Khan 0*, 7 ov)
Wed, 31 Aug - day 2 - Hong Kong 1st innings 237
Thu, 01 Sep - day 3 - Ireland 2nd innings 199/6 (Kevin O'Brien 7*, George Dockrell 0*, 51 ov)
Fri, 02 Sep - day 4 - Hong Kong 2nd innings 239 (80.2 ov) - end of match
  • Ireland First Innings
  • WTS Porterfield 50 off 74 balls (7x4)
  • GC Wilson 50 off 81 balls (7x4, 1x6)
  • Hong Kong First Innings
  • Nizakat Khan 50 off 54 balls (7x4)
  • Anshuman Rath 50 off 107 balls (5x4)
  • Ireland 2nd Innings: 1x7 ball over (14th over, Nadeem Ahmed's 1st over)
  • Ireland Second Innings
  • J Anderson 50 off 88 balls (4x4)
  • Hong Kong second Innings
  • Nizakat Khan 50 off 57 balls (5x4, 1x6)
  • Nizakat Khan 100 off 136 balls (12x4, 1x6)
Hong Kong Innings
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