RESULT
1st Semi-Final, Belfast, August 04, 2008, ICC World Twenty20 Qualifier
(19.1/20 ov, T:68) 72/6

Ireland won by 4 wickets (with 5 balls remaining)

Player Of The Match
22 (34) & 3/20
andre-botha
Kenya INNINGS (20 overs maximum)
BATTING RBM4s6sSR
Morris Ouma c Cusack b Connell65210120.00
Kennedy Otieno c Connell b KJ O'Brien710150070.00
Nehemiah Odhiambo lbw b KJ O'Brien1360033.33
Steve Tikolo (c)lbw b Botha1326291050.00
Alex Obanda c McCallan b Connell0511000.00
Thomas Odoyo  b Botha1016301062.50
Ragheb Aga  b Cusack5651083.33
Jimmy Kamande  b Cusack022000.00
Tony Suji run out (Porterfield)717280041.17
Peter Ongondo  b Botha011000.00
Hiren Varaiya not out 613140046.15
Extras(b 2, lb 4, w 6)12
TOTAL17.2 Ov (RR: 3.86)67
Fall of wickets: 1-6 (Morris Ouma, 0.5 ov), 2-12 (Nehemiah Odhiambo, 1.6 ov), 3-15 (Kennedy Otieno, 3.6 ov), 4-27 (Alex Obanda, 6.5 ov), 5-38 (Steve Tikolo, 9.1 ov), 6-48 (Ragheb Aga, 10.2 ov), 7-48 (Jimmy Kamande, 10.4 ov), 8-57 (Thomas Odoyo, 13.4 ov), 9-57 (Peter Ongondo, 13.5 ov), 10-67 (Tony Suji, 17.2 ov)
BOWLINGOMRWECON0s4s6sWDNB
Peter Connell401624.00162000
0.5 to MA Ouma, short and wide from Connell, Ouma top-edges the cut shot and Cusack tkes a fine catch diving forward at third man. 6/1
6.5 to AA Obanda, tries to hit a length delivery over mid-off but the ball goes staight up, it looked like it would loop over McCallan on the edge of the circle but he took a fantastic catch diving to his left. 27/4
Kevin O'Brien401523.75131000
1.6 to NN Odhiambo, another early breakthrough! On a good length and cutting back into the batsman, he was hit on the back foot and it was an easy decision for Umpire Hair. 12/2
3.6 to KO Otieno, big problems for Kenya and Otieno is gone top-edging a pull shot to Connell at short fine-leg. 15/3
Alex Cusack31321.00160000
10.2 to RG Aga, bowled! Full ball which Aga tried to drive through the off-side, the ball may have cut back off the pitch to send the off-stump flying. 48/6
10.4 to JK Kamande, and another one! Hiting the leg-stump this time as Kamande got too far accross, super bowling from Cusack. 48/7
Andre Botha402035.00151010
9.1 to SO Tikolo, he gets a wicket with his first ball, very like the lbw of Odiambo as the ball cut back off the pitch to trap Tikilo on the back foot. 38/5
13.4 to TM Odoyo, a loose shot from Odoyo, he went for a big drive outside his off-stump, the ball cut back in through the gate to take the off-stump bails. 57/8
13.5 to PJ Ongondo, gone again! It was a similar ball and it again it cut back in to beat the loose drive of Ongondo, this time hitting middle stump. 57/9
Trent Johnston20703.5060010
Kyle McCallan0.20000.0020000
Ireland INNINGS (Target: 68 runs from 20 overs)
BATTING RBM4s6sSR
William Porterfield (c)c Tikolo b Odoyo079000.00
Gary Wilson c Suji b Odoyo0913000.00
Niall O'Brien c Tikolo b Kamande1130590036.66
Andre Botha  b Kamande2234372064.70
Andrew White c Varaiya b Aga1340033.33
Alex Cusack c Obanda b Aga22200100.00
Kevin O'Brien not out 17162711106.25
Trent Johnston not out 814150057.14
Extras(b 1, lb 2, w 8)11
TOTAL19.1 Ov (RR: 3.75)72/6
Fall of wickets: 1-2 (William Porterfield, 2.1 ov), 2-3 (Gary Wilson, 2.6 ov), 3-41 (Andre Botha, 11.4 ov), 4-42 (Andrew White, 12.2 ov), 5-44 (Alex Cusack, 12.4 ov), 6-49 (Niall O'Brien, 15.4 ov)
BOWLINGOMRWECON0s4s6sWDNB
Thomas Odoyo401323.25191020
2.1 to WTS Porterfield, gone! Very good catch at second slip by Tikilo after Portfield nicked a ball outside the off stump, hope for the Kenyans. 2/1
2.6 to GC Wilson, he's gone as well, short ball and he went for the pull shot, a top-edge took the ball into midwicket where Suji took a very good catch running back. 3/2
Peter Ongondo41701.75190010
Ragheb Aga411223.00171000
12.2 to AR White, gone! Not a good shot from White, going for the pull shot which seemed to hurry onto him, Varaiya takes a smart catch at fine-leg. 42/4
12.4 to AR Cusack, he's gone now too, tried to turn the ball into the leg-side, he got a leading edge which lobbed to Obana in the covers. 44/5
Tony Suji3.112608.21111110
Jimmy Kamande411122.75140000
11.4 to AC Botha, beaten by a slower ball as he tried to heave the ball down the ground- the ball hit off-stump. A useful innings by Botha in the circumstances. 41/3
15.4 to NJ O'Brien, caught behind! Flatter ball and it skidded onto O'Brien- he got an edge as he tried to cut, a top edge rebounding off Ouma's gloves and lobbing to Tikiolo at slip. 49/6
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MATCH DETAILS
Civil Service Cricket Club, Stormont, Belfast
TossIreland, elected to field first
Series
Season2008
Player Of The Match
Ireland
Andre Botha
Series resultIreland advanced
Match numberT20I no. 64
Hours of play (local time)09.30 start, First Session 09.30-10.50, Interval 10.50-11.10, Second Session 11.10-12.30
Match days4 August 2008 - day (20-over match)
Umpires
Australia
Darrell Hair
Singapore
Sarika Prasad
Reserve Umpire
Ireland
Keith Smith
Match Referee
England
Chris Broad
Ireland Innings
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ICC World Twenty20 Qualifier
Group A
TEAMMWLPTNRR
IRE22040.205
SCOT21120.313
BMUDA2020-0.610
Group B
TEAMMWLPTNRR
NED21120.351
KENYA2112-0.126
CAN2112-0.185