5th Match, Group D, Kingston, March 15, 2007, ICC World Cup
(50 ov, T:222) 221

Match tied

Player Of The Match
115* (137)
Ireland Innings
Zimbabwe Innings
Match Flow
Ireland  (50 ovs maximum)
William Porterfield c Sibanda b Mpofu064000.00
Jeremy Bray not out 11513722110283.94
Eoin Morgan c Chigumbura b Brent2127374077.77
Niall O'Brien c †Taylor b Chigumbura1530020.00
Andre Botha  b Chigumbura17150014.28
Kevin O'Brien c †Taylor b Rainsford1028332035.71
Andrew White lbw b Brent2848493058.33
Trent Johnston (c)run out (Williams/Mpofu)2024492083.33
Kyle McCallan st †Taylor b Williams032000.00
Dave Langford-Smith c †Taylor b Mpofu1517211088.23
Extras(b 1, lb 1, nb 3, w 5)10
TOTAL50 Ov (RR: 4.42, 221 Mins)221/9
Did not bat: Boyd Rankin 
Fall of wickets: 1-0 (William Porterfield, 0.6 ov), 2-43 (Eoin Morgan, 9.5 ov), 3-44 (Niall O'Brien, 10.4 ov), 4-64 (Andre Botha, 14.3 ov), 5-89 (Kevin O'Brien, 21.6 ov), 6-145 (Andrew White, 37.3 ov), 7-182 (Trent Johnston, 43.6 ov), 8-182 (Kyle McCallan, 44.3 ov), 9-221 (Dave Langford-Smith, 49.6 ov)
Chris Mpofu1035825.80357120
0.6 to WTS Porterfield, gone! short of a length, bounces outside off stump and Porterfield pushes at it and gets the flies to Taylor who should have pouched it easily but muffs the chance, but to the relief of Zimbabwe Vusi Sibanda dives behind the keeper from second slip and takes the reboundIt was an impressive opening over from Mpofu and he was rewarded with that final delivery. 0/1
49.6 to D Langford-Smith, final ball wicket, as a huge swipe goes high in the air and Taylor steadies himself under the catch. 221/9
Ed Rainsford704416.28235011
21.6 to KJ O'Brien, another one goes! the problems mount for Ireland just as a recovery was being shaped by these two. O'Brien enticed into having a drive at a full one, but it swings away and takes the outside edge...another comfortable take for Taylor and Ireland are five down. 89/5
Elton Chigumbura622123.50303102
10.4 to NJ O'Brien, and another goes! how the game changes. Suddenly Zimbabwe are back on top as another left-hander goes in familiar fashion, pushing away from the body with a lack of footwork and a simple catch for Taylor behind the stumps. 44/3
14.3 to AC Botha, gone! Completely outfoxed there, Botha shouldering arms and the ball cut back in, clipping the top of his off stump. Dreadful misjudgement there. 64/4
Gary Brent1014024.00415020
9.5 to EJG Morgan, breakthrough! what a tame end to a promising innings, outside off stump and Morgan just limply pushes at it and sends a simple catch to Chigumbura at first slip who makes no mistake with this one...he'll be breathing a sigh of relief. 43/2
37.3 to AR White, gone! The slower ball, looping up high and White completely misread it, trying to pull it over midwicket. That was taking out middle stump and at last Gould raises his finger. 145/6
Prosper Utseya1002902.90382000
Sean Williams612113.50180000
44.3 to WK McCallan, and another goes! Bray could run out of partners here as McCallan goes for the sweep but misses, Taylor whips off the bails and the foot is on the line...he has to go. 182/8
Stuart Matsikenyeri10606.0010000
Zimbabwe  (T: 222 runs from 50 ovs)
Terry Duffin c †NJ O'Brien b Rankin1222232054.54
Vusi Sibanda hit wicket b White67841219079.76
Chamu Chibhabha c Langford-Smith b Johnston1236661033.33
Sean Williams c Rankin b McCallan14131020107.69
Stuart Matsikenyeri not out 73761229196.05
Elton Chigumbura c Bray b McCallan4950044.44
Brendan Taylor run out (McCallan)2440573060.00
Gary Brent lbw b Botha312150025.00
Prosper Utseya (c)c Morgan b KJ O'Brien1330033.33
Chris Mpofu run out (Johnston/†NJ O'Brien)053000.00
Ed Rainsford run out (†NJ O'Brien/White)111000100.00
Extras(lb 1, nb 2, w 7)10
TOTAL50 Ov (RR: 4.42)221
Fall of wickets: 1-26 (Terry Duffin, 5.6 ov), 2-92 (Chamu Chibhabha, 20.5 ov), 3-107 (Sean Williams, 23.2 ov), 4-128 (Vusi Sibanda, 28.1 ov), 5-133 (Elton Chigumbura, 29.6 ov), 6-203 (Brendan Taylor, 43.4 ov), 7-212 (Gary Brent, 47.3 ov), 8-213 (Prosper Utseya, 48.1 ov), 9-213 (Chris Mpofu, 48.6 ov), 10-221 (Ed Rainsford, 49.6 ov)
Dave Langford-Smith903403.77384050
Boyd Rankin714316.14277020
5.6 to T Duffin, GONE! Goddim! Third time lucky for Rankin, as Duffin edges another excellent delivery straight to O'Brien who, this time, doesn't have to move a muscle. 26/1
Andre Botha1023213.20433002
47.3 to GB Brent, gone! Excellent slower ball, bang on middle stump, completely foxing the batsman. 212/7
Trent Johnston1023213.20434000
20.5 to CJ Chibhabha, goddim! It was short and wide, deserved to be hit - but he could only loft it to mid off who took a simple catch. 92/2
Kyle McCallan915626.22277100
23.2 to SC Williams, gone! And there ends a fairly incomprehensible innings from Williams who skipped down the pitch, trying to loft it over mid-on but found Rankin who, at 6 foot 7, was never going to drop that. 107/3
29.6 to E Chigumbura, great catch! A shimmy down the pitch, timing it to Bray's left who runs in from mid-on, and takes a fine, diving catch. 133/5
Andrew White311515.00101000
28.1 to V Sibanda, gone! Played off the back foot and neatly timed, but he's too far back in his crease and treads on his stumps!. 128/4
Kevin O'Brien21814.0070000
48.1 to P Utseya, GONE! A full toss, slapped straight to cover! A dreadful shot; Ireland are absolutely ecstatic, never mind the fans in the stands. 213/8
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  • Ireland innings
  • Power Play 2: Overs 10.1 - 15.0
  • Ireland: 50 runs in 11.6 overs (76 balls), Extras 4
  • Ireland Innings: 1x5 ball over (13th over, E Chigumbura, called by Umpire BG Jerling)
  • Power Play 3: Overs 15.1 - 20.0
  • Drinks: Ireland - 70/4 in 17.0 overs (JP Bray 35, KJ O'Brien 4)
  • JP Bray: 50 off 64 balls (5 x 4, 2 x 6)
  • Ireland: 100 runs in 25.2 overs (159 balls), Extras 9
  • Drinks: Ireland - 113/5 in 30.0 overs (JP Bray 63, AR White 8)
  • Drinks: Ireland - 131/5 in 35.0 overs (JP Bray 71, AR White 17)
  • 6th Wicket: 50 runs in 86 balls (JP Bray 26, AR White 23, Ex 1)
  • Ireland: 150 runs in 38.1 overs (236 balls), Extras 10
  • Rain: Ireland - 170/6 in 42.2 overs (JP Bray 87, DT Johnston 12)
  • JP Bray: 100 off 129 balls (10 x 4, 2 x 6)
  • Ireland: 200 runs in 47.5 overs (294 balls), Extras 10
  • Zimbabwe innings
  • Zimbabwe: 50 runs in 9.3 overs (62 balls), Extras 5
  • Power Play 2: Overs 10.1 - 15.0
  • Power Play 3: Overs 15.1 - 20.0
  • Drinks: Zimbabwe - 69/1 in 16.0 overs (V Sibanda 48, CJ Chibhabha 2)
  • V Sibanda: 50 off 62 balls (8 x 4)
  • 2nd Wicket: 50 runs in 78 balls (V Sibanda 42, CJ Chibhabha 6, Ex 4)
  • Zimbabwe: 100 runs in 21.6 overs (140 balls), Extras 8
  • Drinks: Zimbabwe - 147/5 in 33.0 overs (S Matsikenyeri 25, BRM Taylor 5)
  • Zimbabwe: 150 runs in 33.3 overs (209 balls), Extras 8
  • 6th Wicket: 50 runs in 68 balls (S Matsikenyeri 28, BRM Taylor 21, Ex 1)
  • S Matsikenyeri: 50 off 50 balls (7 x 4, 1 x 6)
  • Zimbabwe Innings: 1x5 ball over (42nd over, WK McCallan, called by Umpire IJ Gould)
  • Zimbabwe: 200 runs in 43.3 overs (269 balls), Extras 10
  • Official Attendance - 2,011
Sabina Park, Kingston, Jamaica
TossZimbabwe, elected to field first
Player Of The Match
Jeremy Bray
Match numberODI no. 2535
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 days15 March 2007 - day (50-over match)
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PointsIreland 1, Zimbabwe 1
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