28th Match, Super Eights, Providence, March 30, 2007, ICC World Cup
(48.1/50 ov, T:267) 218

England won by 48 runs

Player Of The Match
90 (82) & 1/38
England Innings
Ireland Innings
Match Details
England  (50 ovs maximum)
Ed Joyce  b Rankin1550020.00
Michael Vaughan (c)c †NJ O'Brien b Rankin613271046.15
Ian Bell c †NJ O'Brien b KJ O'Brien3174922041.89
Kevin Pietersen c Porterfield b McCallan48479150102.12
Paul Collingwood run out (White/Johnston)908211883109.75
Andrew Flintoff  b Johnston4362644069.35
Paul Nixon c Morgan b Botha19152311126.66
Ravi Bopara not out 105910200.00
Sajid Mahmood not out 00100-
Extras(lb 2, nb 3, w 13)18
TOTAL50 Ov (RR: 5.32)266/7
Fall of wickets: 1-6 (Ed Joyce, 1.1 ov), 2-23 (Michael Vaughan, 5.2 ov), 3-89 (Ian Bell, 21.2 ov), 4-113 (Kevin Pietersen, 26.3 ov), 5-194 (Andrew Flintoff, 43.3 ov), 6-245 (Paul Nixon, 48.2 ov), 7-258 (Paul Collingwood, 49.3 ov)
Dave Langford-Smith703805.42285033
Boyd Rankin712824.00302040
1.1 to EC Joyce, and he's gone! He's shouldered arms and back goes his off stump! A terrific ball, just cutting back in to Joyce who watches his stump flatten. It almost kept a little low, too, and Rankin receives congratulatory slaps from all his team-mates. 6/1
5.2 to MP Vaughan, terrific bowling - the perfect length from Rankin, bouncing a touch on Vaughan who played the most meek of shots, coming forward and hanging his bat out like a piece of limp lettuce. A thick outside edge hands the wicketkeeper a simple chance to his right. 23/2
Trent Johnston1007017.00269100
43.3 to A Flintoff, oh dear. Flintoff attempts to late-cut the spinner, gets a thick inside edge as the ball canons into his off stump. 194/5
Andre Botha1015615.60251300
48.2 to PA Nixon, but it doesn't come off this time, as he attempts the same shot but skies it to mid-on; Eoin Morgan sprints in and almost misjudges it, requiring a dive, but he gets his hands to it to take a fine catch. 245/6
Kevin O'Brien402616.5092020
21.2 to IR Bell, gone! Bell's turgid knock comes to a tame end, attempting to late-cut a straight one from O'Brien...but he could only deflect it straight into the wicketkeeper's gloves. 89/3
Kyle McCallan1003813.80353020
26.3 to KP Pietersen, but he's gone now - a huge wicket, and another poor shot. Half a step down the pitch, it was whipped straight to William Porterfield at mid-on - no power in the stroke, and even less placement. 113/4
Andrew White20804.0070000
Ireland  (T: 267 runs from 50 ovs)
William Porterfield c Bell b Flintoff3168841045.58
Jeremy Bray c Bopara b Anderson011000.00
Eoin Morgan run out (Mahmood)27120028.57
Niall O'Brien st †Nixon b Vaughan63881284071.59
Andre Botha c Flintoff b Panesar1839341046.15
Kevin O'Brien lbw b Panesar1219191063.15
Trent Johnston (c) b Flintoff27213412128.57
Andrew White c †Nixon b Collingwood38353940108.57
Kyle McCallan  b Flintoff56160083.33
Dave Langford-Smith lbw b Flintoff1210050.00
Boyd Rankin not out 4880050.00
Extras(lb 3, nb 5, w 9)17
TOTAL48.1 Ov (RR: 4.52)218
Fall of wickets: 1-6 (Jeremy Bray, 0.5 ov), 2-11 (Eoin Morgan, 3.4 ov), 3-72 (William Porterfield, 18.5 ov), 4-116 (Andre Botha, 29.5 ov), 5-139 (Kevin O'Brien, 35.6 ov), 6-139 (Niall O'Brien, 36.2 ov), 7-197 (Trent Johnston, 44.5 ov), 8-209 (Andrew White, 45.5 ov), 9-210 (Dave Langford-Smith, 46.1 ov), 10-218 (Kyle McCallan, 48.1 ov)
James Anderson713515.00261140
0.5 to JP Bray, but Anderson corrects his line this time, and Bray's loose drive hands Bopara a catch - a fine catch indeed as Bray slashed Anderson, hard, to him in the gully. 6/1
Sajid Mahmood823404.25323011
Andrew Flintoff8.114345.26293004
18.5 to WTS Porterfield, a tame end ... Porterfield looked to whip the ball through midwicket, but only got a thick leading edge and the ball ever so gently looped up to short extra cover. 72/3
44.5 to DT Johnston, full, Johnston aims a wild swing over midwicket, misses, and the ball clatters his leg stump. 197/7
46.1 to D Langford-Smith, super yorker-length delivery, the bat comes down just in time and the ball squirts away fine on the off side ... Flintoff and Nixon appeal and the umpire gives it out. I would like to see that again ... well, the replay looks for all the world that the ball came off the outside edge, but perhaps there was boot first ... all a bit incolnclusive. 210/9
48.1 to WK McCallan, another well-directed yorker, through a indecisive swish, and the leg stump is sent spinning. 218/10
Paul Collingwood603816.33184010
45.5 to AR White, White tries to paddle the ball round to leg, Collingwood bowls wide outside off stump and there is no way the batsman can scoop it round from there, it lobs off the face of the bat high into the air and Nixon runs ten yards back to take the simplest of catches. 209/8
Monty Panesar1013123.10361000
29.5 to AC Botha, slog-swept, but it's top-edged and skied to Flintoff at mid-on who has to jog in about five metres, sliding down on his knees to take it grass-level. 116/4
35.6 to KJ O'Brien, rapped on his pads but it's drifting it's not, he's out! Taufel has raised his finger.. 139/5
Michael Vaughan903413.77280110
36.2 to NJ O'Brien, lovely bowling, O'Brien deceived by a beautifully flighted delivery and left stranded, Nixon whips off the bails and Vaughan has a grin bigger than the Cheshire Cat. O'Brien played a super little knock, and a disappointing end getting out to what amounts to a part-time bowler. 139/6
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Providence Stadium, Guyana
TossEngland, elected to bat first
Player Of The Match
Paul Collingwood
Match numberODI no. 2558
Hours of play (local time)09.30 start, First Session 09.30-13.00. Interval 13.00-13.45, Second Session 13.45-17.15
Match days30 March 2007 - day (50-over match)
West Indies
Billy Doctrove
Simon Taufel
TV Umpire
Daryl Harper
Reserve Umpire
West Indies
Steve Bucknor
Match Referee
Sri Lanka
Ranjan Madugalle
PointsEngland 2, Ireland 0
  • England innings
  • Power Play 2: Overs 10.1 - 15.0
  • England: 50 runs in 10.2 overs (72 balls), Extras 10
  • Drinks: England - 73/2 in 15.0 overs (IR Bell 22, KP Pietersen 34)
  • 3rd Wicket: 50 runs in 61 balls (IR Bell 13, KP Pietersen 34, Ex 3)
  • Power Play 3: Overs 15.1 - 20.0
  • England: 100 runs in 23.5 overs (155 balls), Extras 12
  • Drinks: England - 123/4 in 29.1 overs (PD Collingwood 16, A Flintoff 8)
  • England: 150 runs in 35.2 overs (226 balls), Extras 17
  • 5th Wicket: 50 runs in 68 balls (PD Collingwood 17, A Flintoff 28, Ex 5)
  • PD Collingwood: 50 off 65 balls (5 x 4)
  • England: 200 runs in 44.5 overs (283 balls), Extras 17
  • 6th Wicket: 50 runs in 28 balls (PD Collingwood 31, PA Nixon 19, Ex 1)
  • England: 250 runs in 48.6 overs (308 balls), Extras 18
  • Ireland innings
  • Lunch: Ireland - 0/0
  • Power Play 2: Overs 10.1 - 15.0
  • Ireland: 50 runs in 11.5 overs (76 balls), Extras 7
  • Drinks: Ireland - 55/2 in 14.0 overs (WTS Porterfield 28, NJ O'Brien 18)
  • 3rd Wicket: 50 runs in 68 balls (WTS Porterfield 23, NJ O'Brien 24, Ex 3)
  • Power Play 3: Overs 15.1 - 20.0
  • Ireland: 100 runs in 24.6 overs (158 balls), Extras 12
  • NJ O'Brien: 50 off 66 balls (4 x 4)
  • Drinks: Ireland - 133/4 in 35.0 overs (NJ O'Brien 62, KJ O'Brien 7)
  • Ireland: 150 runs in 39.2 overs (244 balls), Extras 13
  • 7th Wicket: 50 runs in 47 balls (DT Johnston 27, AR White 20, Ex 3)
  • Ireland: 200 runs in 45.1 overs (282 balls), Extras 16
  • Official Attendance - 4,800
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