Final, Centurion, Apr 19 2009, ICC World Cup Qualifiers
(42.3/50 ov, target 186)188/1
Ireland won by 9 wickets (with 45 balls remaining)
Player Of The Match
Player Of The Series
76 runs • 24 wkts
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Porterfield and Johnston lead Ireland romp

Trent Johnston and William Porterfield produced outstanding displays as Ireland crushed Canada to take the ICC World Cup Qualifiers trophy

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Scorecard summary
Canada185/10(48 overs)
Umar Bhatti46 (75)
Ashif Mulla36 (38)
Ireland188/1(42.3 overs)

And Ireland win the ICC World Cup Qualifiers by 9 wickets. A deserved win for Ireland who have looked like winners the whole tournament

Well done to Canada as well, they had a slight hiccup in the middle of their innings where Johnston produced the best bowling ever for Ireland and at one stage had 5/5 which would have been the second best economy in all ODI cricket

All that remains is the man of the match, which just has to be Trent Johnston, and the man of the series who could be one of many Players receiving their medals now, while all here are waiting for the MoS

Man of the Match is Trent Johnston, Both captains come forward to collect their official invitation to the next World Cup, The Man of the Series is from the Netherlands, the medium pacer Edgar Schiferli

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Chohan to N O'Brien, FOUR runs

leg side, flicks, clean contact, races away forward of long leg

Chohan to Porterfield, 1 run

pushes gently to the off, quick run

Chohan to Porterfield, FOUR runs

and thats the hundred a straight drive towards and wide of mid-off, Osinde dives, does not get to it

end of over 423 runs
IRE: 179/1CRR: 4.26 RRR: 0.87
Niall O'Brien34 (54)
William Porterfield99 (131)
Sandeep Jyoti 7-1-26-1
Jyoti to N O'Brien, no run

on the back foot, punched into the covers

Jyoti to Porterfield, 1 run

full, plays inside out, runs that wide of the bowlker towards long off

Jyoti to Porterfield, no run

again gently pushes from the front foot to the bowler

Jyoti to Porterfield, no run

gets a big stride in, stroked to the bowler

Jyoti to Porterfield, no run

well forward, stroked to cover

Jyoti to Porterfield, 2 runs

on the back foot, gently whips that away towards the midwicket sweeper, great running to get two

end of over 412 runs
IRE: 176/1CRR: 4.29 RRR: 1.11
William Porterfield96 (126)
Niall O'Brien34 (53)
Khurram Chohan 7-0-47-0

Porterfield keeps the strike looking for his hundred, after scoring one in the first game, he may finish off with one in the last

Chohan to Porterfield, 1 run

drives down the ground and now only one hit away from the hundred

Chohan to Porterfield, no run

on the back foot, punches to the short cover

Chohan to N O'Brien, 1 run

takes that neatly off the pads to deep backward square leg

Chohan to N O'Brien, no run

line and length, defends to the off

Chohan to N O'Brien, no run

flash outside the off, beaten

Chohan to N O'Brien, no run

defends back down the pitch

end of over 404 runs
IRE: 174/1CRR: 4.34 RRR: 1.20
William Porterfield95 (124)
Niall O'Brien33 (49)
Umar Bhatti 10-2-23-0
Bhatti to Porterfield, no run

outside off, reaching for the drive, runs it to backward point

Bhatti to N O'Brien, 1 run

leg side, flicks again, inside edge into the pad, rolls away forward on the on side

Bhatti to N O'Brien, no run

looks to the on side, beats the bat, not the pad, outside leg, no appeal

Bhatti to Porterfield, 1 run

gets well forward and strokes that away forward of point, sweeper in to cut off

Bhatti to N O'Brien, 1 leg bye

flicks towards fine leg, comes off the pad

Match details
SuperSport Park, Centurion
TossIreland, elected to field first
SeriesICC World Cup Qualifiers
Player Of The Match
Trent Johnston
Trent Johnston
Player Of The Series
Edgar Schiferli
Edgar Schiferli
Series resultIreland won the 2009 ICC World Cup Qualifiers
Match numberODI no. 2843
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 days19 April 2009 - day (50-over match)
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Marais Erasmus
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Rod Tucker
Reserve Umpire
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Jeff Luck
Match Referee
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Roshan Mahanama