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 Flow
Ireland 1st Innings 
lbw b Nadeem Ahmed88121-12172.72
c Babar Hayat b Tanwir Afzal2629-5089.65
lbw b Ehsan Khan1341-2031.70
lbw b Nadeem Ahmed1439-1035.89
c †Carter b Nadeem Ahmed2033-1160.60
c †Carter b Tanwir Afzal95141-13167.37
c Babar Hayat b Nadeem Ahmed617-0035.29
c †Carter b Tanwir Afzal3263-6050.79
c Babar Hayat b Tanwir Afzal1026-2038.46
c Waqas Khan b Aizaz Khan08-000.00
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)
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
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
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
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
Hong Kong 1st Innings 
lbw b Murtagh38141-5026.95
c Dockrell b Young129-003.44
c Joyce b Young02-000.00
c Dockrell b Chase69116-8059.48
c †NJ O'Brien b Chase2777-4035.06
not out 73163-7044.78
c Anderson b Stirling011-000.00
st †NJ O'Brien b Dockrell837-1021.62
lbw b Chase43-10133.33
lbw b Dockrell919-1047.36
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)
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
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
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
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
75.6 to C Carter, its turned straight into Anderson's hands at short leg and Carter is out for a duck. 176/6
Ireland 2nd Innings 
hit wicket b Tanwir Afzal3755-4067.27
b Ehsan Khan2949-3059.18
c Ehsan Khan b Aizaz Khan59112-5052.67
c Waqas Khan b Tanveer Ahmed1538-1039.47
c †Carter b Tanveer Ahmed68-1075.00
lbw b Tanwir Afzal2534-3073.52
not out 1622-0072.72
c Ehsan Khan b Tanwir Afzal46-0066.66
c Waqas Khan b Nadeem Ahmed116-11183.33
lbw b Nadeem Ahmed27-0028.57
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)
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
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
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
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
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)
c †NJ O'Brien b Murtagh06-000.00
c †NJ O'Brien b Murtagh1429-3048.27
c Stirling b Dockrell2861-4045.90
c Joyce b Murtagh123181-14167.95
lbw b KJ O'Brien810-1080.00
b KJ O'Brien328-0010.71
c †NJ O'Brien b Dockrell2143-3048.83
lbw b Murtagh05-000.00
c Stirling b Anderson642-0014.28
lbw b Chase2873-3138.35
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)
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
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
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
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
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
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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)
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
Reserve Umpire
Match Referee
PointsIreland 20, Hong Kong 0
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