RESULT
9th Match, Group D, Kingston, March 17, 2007, ICC World Cup
(41.4/47 ov, T:128) 133/7

Ireland won by 3 wickets (with 32 balls remaining) (D/L method)

Player Of The Match
72 (107) & 2 catches
niall-o-brien
Pakistan Innings
Ireland Innings
Match Details
Pakistan  (50 ovs maximum)
BATTING RBM4s6sSR
Imran Nazir c Morgan b Botha2451883047.05
Mohammad Hafeez c †NJ O'Brien b Langford-Smith4651066.66
Younis Khan c Botha b Rankin0313000.00
Mohammad Yousuf c Porterfield b Johnston1531432048.38
Inzamam-ul-Haq (c)c Morgan b Botha1320033.33
Shoaib Malik c †NJ O'Brien b KJ O'Brien925322036.00
Kamran Akmal c Johnston b Rankin2747564057.44
Azhar Mahmood c Johnston b Rankin22136009.52
Mohammad Sami c Bray b McCallan1234511035.29
Iftikhar Anjum not out 843550018.60
Umar Gul c sub (JF Mooney) b McCallan1138007.69
Extras(lb 3, nb 3, w 23)29
TOTAL45.4 Ov (RR: 2.89)132
Fall of wickets: 1-7 (Mohammad Hafeez, 0.6 ov), 2-15 (Younis Khan, 3.3 ov), 3-56 (Mohammad Yousuf, 12.5 ov), 4-58 (Inzamam-ul-Haq, 13.1 ov), 5-66 (Imran Nazir, 17.6 ov), 6-72 (Shoaib Malik, 20.3 ov), 7-103 (Azhar Mahmood, 30.2 ov), 8-105 (Kamran Akmal, 30.5 ov), 9-130 (Mohammad Sami, 43.1 ov), 10-132 (Umar Gul, 45.4 ov)
BOWLINGOMRWECON0s4s6sWDNB
Dave Langford-Smith1013113.10462051
0.6 to Mohammad Hafeez, gone! Ireland strike and there's cheers all round the ground. Jubilation for Langford-Smith with a classic paceman's delivery, banana swing away and that clips the outside edge, Niall O'Brien takes an easy catch. Great start for the Irish and there's a conga going on already (in the stands that is). 7/1
Boyd Rankin913233.554530131
3.3 to Younis Khan, gone! Good ball, banged in back of a length and pitching on off and catching out Khan, who sends a thick outside edge to first slip. Two wickets now for Pakistan and that's a big incision - Khan snapped up for a duck. 15/2
30.2 to Azhar Mahmood, should be out... high and that's taken by Johnston at midwicket, who's made another good decision in bringing back his premier bowler. That was a silly shot from Mahmood and what was looking to be a threatening partnership has been broken. Pakistan are in deep trouble now. 103/7
30.5 to Kamran Akmal, "What a catch!" screams the entire office - and indeed it was, Johnston running back from mid-on and taking that over his shoulder. Poor shot to one which got big on him, and he mistimed a pull, sending a leading edge over to the captain who winds himself in diving flat on the ground. He won't mind, though. Akmal does - crashing the bat into his pads in disgust as he walks off, chuntering to himself. 105/8
Andre Botha84520.62440000
13.1 to Inzamam-ul-Haq, and now Botha strikes, removing Inzamam for just 1 run. Inzamam had barely looked comfortable last over when he came in and his dismissal was a fend down to first slip for a snappy catch, low.. 58/4
17.6 to Imran Nazir, he's done him this time! Well, as just mentioned, it really was coming. Imran prodded on that shot, tentative and the edge pops off on its inevitable trajectory to first slip. 66/5
Trent Johnston712012.85332041
12.5 to Mohammad Yousuf, gottim! That's a big blow for Pakistan and a big strike for Ireland! A comfortable catch at backward point and there's a sort-of chicken dance celebration for Johnston. 56/3
Kevin O'Brien602914.83255010
20.3 to Shoaib Malik, and he strikes with his third ball! Unbelievable work out there from the Ireland team - and brother O'Brien takes the snick behind the sticks. 72/6
Kyle McCallan5.411222.11271000
43.1 to Mohammad Sami, gone! That's an important wicket for Ireland which will puncture the momentum this pair were building - swept up high to the deep backward square leg for what was made to look like an easy catch. 130/9
45.4 to Umar Gul, that's it! Gul has gone. He went for the slash over to deep midwicket but it fell too short and the fielder waited under it for a while before taking the catch safely. 132/10
Ireland  (T: 128 runs from 47 ovs)
BATTING RBM4s6sSR
Jeremy Bray lbw b Mohammad Sami313140023.07
William Porterfield  b Mohammad Hafeez13501001026.00
Eoin Morgan lbw b Mohammad Sami25110040.00
Niall O'Brien st †Kamran Akmal b Shoaib Malik721071396167.28
Andre Botha c Mohammad Hafeez b Mohammad Sami0614000.00
Kevin O'Brien not out 1652922030.76
Andrew White c Mohammad Hafeez b Iftikhar Anjum43310133.33
Kyle McCallan c Younis Khan b Iftikhar Anjum011000.00
Trent Johnston (c)not out 914340164.28
Extras(lb 2, nb 1, w 11)14
TOTAL41.4 Ov (RR: 3.19)133/7
Fall of wickets: 1-7 (Jeremy Bray, 3.1 ov), 2-15 (Eoin Morgan, 5.3 ov), 3-62 (William Porterfield, 20.6 ov), 4-70 (Andre Botha, 23.6 ov), 5-108 (Niall O'Brien, 33.6 ov), 6-113 (Andrew White, 34.5 ov), 7-113 (Kyle McCallan, 34.6 ov)
BOWLINGOMRWECON0s4s6sWDNB
Umar Gul902402.66402030
Mohammad Sami1002932.90442030
3.1 to JP Bray, inswinger which is through Bray before he can get a bat to it, pitched in line and ... was going over the top of the stumps says the much-loved Hawkeye. In fairness, Porterfield should have gone in Sami's previous over, so two blunders by Brian Jerling have evened themselves out. 7/1
5.3 to EJG Morgan, that's out, and it was a goner before the finger went up. Lovely bowling, on middle, swung so it would have gone on to hit the middle peg two-thirds up. It was through Morgan - he had seemed to be struggling with the pace throughout his brief stay - and wrapped him on the front foot but he wasn't that far forward. 15/2
23.6 to AC Botha, great reflect catch by Hafeez at short leg but a simply appalling decision, about as bad as you will see in this tournament and at such a crucial stage. The ball was heading down leg, Botha jammed his bat into the left side of his front leg and the ball hit the right and flew to short leg. Much appealing and shouting and after a long delay, the finger went up. 70/4
Iftikhar Anjum1002922.90453030
34.5 to AR White, short, White seemed slow to pick it up and he could do no more than spoon the catch to Hafeez at short leg. 113/6
34.6 to WK McCallan, Is it get out of jail time? McCallan goes back, is turned square and a thick edge is well taken low down by Younis Khan at second slip. Good bowling and a slick catch. 113/7
Azhar Mahmood7.412503.26321120
Mohammad Hafeez401513.75172000
20.6 to WTS Porterfield, a key wicket. Hafeez pushed that one through, Porterfield went back and got a thick inside edge into his leg stump. Pakistan spot a glimmer of hope but there's a long way to go .... 62/3
Shoaib Malik10919.0040101
33.6 to NJ O'Brien, O'Brien uses his feet once too often, and to be overly critical he was nowhere near that, much more of a yahoo than anything that had gone before, and he was up the creek without a paddle as Akmal completed a simple stumping. 108/5
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MATCH DETAILS
Sabina Park, Kingston, Jamaica
TossIreland, elected to field first
Series
Season2006/07
Player Of The Match
Ireland
Niall O'Brien
Match numberODI no. 2539
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 days17 March 2007 - day (50-over match)
Umpires
New Zealand
Billy Bowden
South Africa
Brian Jerling
TV Umpire
Australia
Simon Taufel
Reserve Umpire
England
Ian Gould
Match Referee
England
Chris Broad
PointsIreland 2, Pakistan 0
MATCH NOTES
  • Pakistan innings
  • Power Play 2: Overs 10.1 - 15.0
  • Pakistan: 50 runs in 10.6 overs (80 balls), Extras 14
  • Power Play 3: Overs 15.1 - 20.0
  • Pakistan: 100 runs in 29.3 overs (196 balls), Extras 20
  • Ireland innings
  • Power Play 2: Overs 10.1 - 15.0
  • Rain: Ireland - 0/0
  • Drinks: Ireland - 44/2 in 14.3 overs (WTS Porterfield 10, NJ O'Brien 25)
  • Ireland: 50 runs in 18.1 overs (112 balls), Extras 5
  • NJ O'Brien: 50 off 74 balls (4 x 4)
  • Bad Light: Ireland - 81/4 in 27.3 overs (NJ O'Brien 54, KJ O'Brien 0)
  • Rain: Ireland - 81/4 in 27.3 overs (NJ O'Brien 54, KJ O'Brien 0)
  • Power Play 3: Overs 29.1 - 33.0
  • Ireland: 100 runs in 33.2 overs (208 balls), Extras 10
  • Official Attendance - 3,855
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Super Eights
TEAMMWLPTNRR
AUS770142.400
SL752101.483
NZ752100.253
SA74380.313
ENG7346-0.394
WI7254-0.566
BAN7162-1.514
IRE7162-1.730
Group A
TEAMMWLPTNRR
AUS33063.433
SA32142.403
NED3122-2.527
SCOT3030-3.793
Group B
TEAMMWLPTNRR
SL33063.493
BAN3214-1.523
IND31221.206
BMUDA3030-4.345
Group C
TEAMMWLPTNRR
NZ33062.138
ENG32140.418
KENYA3122-1.194
CAN3030-1.389
Group D
TEAMMWLPTNRR
WI33060.764
IRE3113-0.092
PAK31220.089
ZIM3021-0.886