Johnston swings and clubs the ball out of the ground over long-on. The crowd go mad as Billy Bowden's bent fingers are raised aloft ...
From an exhausted Martin Williamson, goodnight and many thanks for all your kind comments and observations. Check out the match gallery and the bulletin. We will be back tomorrow to see if Canada can upset England or Netherlands can beat Australia. It will take something amazing to match today for drama and excitement. A bad day for Pakistan, and a bad day for India who lost to Bangladesh. A good day for neutrals and those who have backed the inclusion of the Associates in the tournament ...
The Irish players pour onto the field while the Pakistan players, after congratulating their conquerers, head for the dressing-room. Ireland are probably through to the Super Eights - it would need something amazing from Zimbabwe to deny them - while Pakistan are on their way home. The one plus is that is was not settled on Duckworth-Lewis and that both sides had a chance to sort things in the middle.
The crowd are torn between those celebrating and those who cannot watch. Almost all the Pakistan fans, understandably, have gone home.
full, driven to mid-on
tip-and-run, Johnston was yards short if the throw from Nazir at cover had hit, but it wasn't close. The scores are tied
Wichka emails: "The commentators were biased and didn't give the fair overview. They should be sacked. All commentators should not show bias regardless of which country they are from." A bad loser? Surely not ...
solid forward defensive shot, no risks with two needed
Bob Woolmer looks like thunder and the others on the balcony seem stunned.
fired in at off stump, squeezed to square leg
worked past mid-on, there's a man in the deep so just the one. More cheers ...
forward and flicked round the corner but there's a man there on the one
pushed to leg, it goes nowhere
steps but to cut but he misses it ... there's nobody in the deep on the off, just three in the ring
forward defensive, kills the spin
Inzamam has used all his front-line seamers, so it's Hafeez. Six inside the circle ...
leg side, he looks to turn it round the corner but it's glove and thigh pad rather than bat ... they don't care, it's a run and that's all that matters to the Irish
O'Brien back and over that, he did well as it got big on him but he was right on top of it
another good yorker but outside off stump, and again dug out
The Irish are in full voice, this is more Croke Park than Sabina Park now
worked down to third man
great yorker, shades of Waqar in his pomp, but Johnston got his feet out of the way and somehow dug it out. Superb and absorbing cricket all round
firm drive to extra cover
full toss down the leg side, Akmal did really well to leap to his left and take that, it could easily have been five wides
You could feel the release of tension as that ball sped across the turf. This is Gul's last over.
short and a trifle wide, O'Brien stands tall and launches that between cover and extra cover, well timed and the fielders had no chance
short and O'Brien ducks rather than hooks
huge cheer as the ball goes into the leg side and the batsmen scamper a single
|Sabina Park, Kingston, Jamaica|
|Toss||Ireland, elected to field first|
|Player Of The Match|
|Match number||ODI 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 days||17 March 2007 - day (50-over match)|
|Points||Ireland 2, Pakistan 0|
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