21st Match, Group F, The Oval, June 15, 2009, ICC World Twenty20
(20 ov, T:160) 120/9

Pakistan won by 39 runs

Player Of The Match
57 (51) & 2 stumpings
Pakistan Innings
Ireland Innings
Match Details
Pakistan  (20 ovs maximum)
Kamran Akmal  b Johnston57516651111.76
Shahzaib Hasan c McCallan b Cusack23192531121.05
Shahid Afridi c Mooney b McCallan24131230184.61
Younis Khan (c) b West1081010125.00
Misbah-ul-Haq c †NJ O'Brien b McCallan20141711142.85
Abdul Razzaq not out 1591301166.66
Shoaib Malik not out 4790057.14
Extras(lb 3, nb 1, w 2)6
TOTAL20 Ov (RR: 7.95)159/5
Fall of wickets: 1-38 (Shahzaib Hasan, 5.4 ov), 2-78 (Shahid Afridi, 9.3 ov), 3-102 (Younis Khan, 12.5 ov), 4-133 (Kamran Akmal, 16.5 ov), 5-141 (Misbah-ul-Haq, 17.4 ov)
Boyd Rankin401102.75140000
Trent Johnston4045111.2595211
16.5 to Kamran Akmal, The yorkers keep coming relentlessly and this has knocked out the middle stump. Akmal had to go for the big hit - this is the 17th over - and he charged down the track but the ball squeezed under the bat and cleaned up the middle stick. 133/4
Alex Cusack4041110.2554100
5.4 to Shahzaib Hasan, holes out to mid-off. That penchant to drive on the up, using his bottom-hand has done him in. It was a length delivery coming in around the off stump, Shahzaib leaned forward and tried to scoop it on-the-up but couldn't clear mid-off. 38/1
Regan West403318.2563010
12.5 to Younis Khan, lovely delivery to clean up Younis. It was flighted a bit more, it drifted towards leg and middle, luring Younis to go for the slog sweep but the ball dipped and it went past the swing of the bat to crash into the stumps. 102/3
Kyle McCallan402626.5081100
9.3 to Shahid Afridi, But he is gone now. He was lured by the flight and moved down the track but the ball was slower than he thought and dipped on him quickly. He had to wait a touch for it to arrive but could only hit it straight to long-on. 78/2
17.4 to Misbah-ul-Haq, oh a lovey delivery to remove Misbah. He really really slowed up the pace on that and Misbah was way early into the slog sweep and ended up lobbing it up on the off side and Niall rushed to his right to take it. What a lovely change of pace.. 141/5
Ireland  (T: 160 runs from 20 ovs)
William Porterfield (c)c Younis Khan b Saeed Ajmal40365220111.11
Niall O'Brien c & b Mohammad Amir71081070.00
Paul Stirling  b Shahid Afridi17161720106.25
Kevin O'Brien st †Kamran Akmal b Saeed Ajmal2630421086.66
John Mooney c Abdul Razzaq b Saeed Ajmal2880025.00
Trent Johnston  b Umar Gul011000.00
Andrew White  b Umar Gul5740071.42
Alex Cusack st †Kamran Akmal b Saeed Ajmal22100100.00
Kyle McCallan not out 26110033.33
Regan West run out (Umar Gul)11100100.00
Boyd Rankin not out 55600100.00
Extras(b 1, lb 7, nb 2, w 3)13
TOTAL20 Ov (RR: 6.00)120/9
Fall of wickets: 1-13 (Niall O'Brien, 2.3 ov), 2-42 (Paul Stirling, 6.6 ov), 3-87 (William Porterfield, 13.1 ov), 4-93 (John Mooney, 15.4 ov), 5-99 (Trent Johnston, 16.2 ov), 6-108 (Kevin O'Brien, 17.4 ov), 7-110 (Alex Cusack, 17.6 ov), 8-110 (Andrew White, 18.1 ov), 9-111 (Regan West, 18.3 ov)
Mohammad Amir401914.75121010
2.3 to NJ O'Brien, The short-pitched stuff has worked for Aamer. The third one in a row and Niall O'Brien top-edged his attempted pull and Aamer himself came under the ball.. 13/1
Abdul Razzaq301806.0082000
Shahid Afridi402616.5071010
6.6 to PR Stirling, Afridi takes out the youngster. Stirling, who looked very good in his brief stay, went for the slog sweep but missed it completely. Still, a very promising knock, good for the future of Ireland cricket.. 42/2
Saeed Ajmal401944.75121010
13.1 to WTS Porterfield, The Irish captain falls. He stretched forward to drive but ended up chipping it to straight to extra cover. Gone! Ajmal strikes.. 87/3
15.4 to JF Mooney, Mooney holes out Razzaq who makes no mistake this time. Mooney went down the track and chipped it straight to long-on. 93/4
17.4 to KJ O'Brien, Stumped. It was the top spinner and it bounced past the attempted lofted hit. Kevin O'Brien had dragged the back foot out of the crease and before he could slide it back in, Akmal had whipped the bails off.. 108/6
17.6 to AR Cusack, Another stumping by Akmal. Rudi doesn't even refer this upstairs, gives the batsman slow death from square leg. The doosra broke past the airy swing of the bat and Akmal did the rest.. 110/7
Shoaib Malik1011011.0001000
Umar Gul401924.75110002
16.2 to DT Johnston, Not quite the Gul yorker that we have come to known and love, but it will do the trick. The off stump has gone for a jog. It was full in length, it was straight and it went past the attempted big hit over the off-side. Johnston was looking to move outside leg stump but didn't connect.. 99/5
18.1 to AR White, The end is nigh. Gul shoves Ireland towards the end. The Gul Yorker has taken out the off stump. White , looking for the big hit, didn't have a chance against that. Not quite at the blockhole but it would do the job.. 110/8
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Kennington Oval, London
TossPakistan, elected to bat first
Player Of The Match
Kamran Akmal
Match numberT20I no. 110
Hours of play (local time)13.30 start, First Session 13.30-14.50, Interval 14.50-15.10, Second Session 15.10-16.30
Match days15 June 2009 - day (20-over match)
T20I debut
Paul Stirling
Paul Stirling
Rod Tucker
South Africa
Rudi Koertzen
TV Umpire
Mark Benson
Reserve Umpire
Aleem Dar
Match Referee
Sri Lanka
Ranjan Madugalle
PointsPakistan 2, Ireland 0
  • Pakistan: 50 runs in 7.1 overs (45 balls), Extras 3
  • Pakistan: 100 runs in 12.3 overs (78 balls), Extras 4
  • Kamran Akmal: 50 off 46 balls (4 x 4, 1 x 6)
  • Pakistan: 150 runs in 19.3 overs (120 balls), Extras 6
  • Innings Break: Pakistan - 159/5 in 20.0 overs (Abdul Razzaq 15, Shoaib Malik 4)
  • Ireland: 50 runs in 8.2 overs (50 balls), Extras 4
  • Ireland: 100 runs in 16.3 overs (101 balls), Extras 9
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