result
1st Semi-Final, Belfast, Aug 4 2008, ICC World Twenty20 Qualifier
(19.1/20 ov, target 68)72/6
Ireland won by 4 wickets (with 5 balls remaining)
player of the match
12y
• John Ward in Belfast

Ireland inch past Kenya into final

This was another match of inexplicably abject batting with a close finish, as Ireland struggled to exceed Kenya's 67 all out before winning with just five balls and four wickets in hand

Match centre 
Scorecard summary
Kenya67/10(17.2 overs)
Ireland72/6(19.1 overs)
19.1
6
Suji to K O'Brien, SIX runs

and that's the match in pretty emphatic fashion by O'Brien, length ball smacked over the bowler's head and just clearing the rope

end of over 194 runs
IRE: 66/6CRR: 3.47 • RRR: 2.00 • Need 2 from 6b
Trent Johnston8 (14)
Kevin O'Brien11 (15)
Thomas Odoyo4-0-13-2
18.6
Odoyo to Johnston, no run
18.5
Odoyo to Johnston, no run
18.4
Odoyo to Johnston, no run
18.3
2
Odoyo to Johnston, 2 runs
18.2
Odoyo to Johnston, no run
18.1
2
Odoyo to Johnston, 2 runs
end of over 184 runs
IRE: 62/6CRR: 3.44 • RRR: 3.00 • Need 6 from 12b
Trent Johnston4 (8)
Kevin O'Brien11 (15)
Jimmy Kamande4-1-11-2
17.6
1
Kamande to Johnston, 1 run
17.5
Kamande to Johnston, no run
17.4
Kamande to Johnston, no run
17.3
2
Kamande to Johnston, 2 runs
17.2
Kamande to Johnston, no run
17.1
1
Kamande to K O'Brien, 1 run
end of over 179 runs
IRE: 58/6CRR: 3.41 • RRR: 3.33 • Need 10 from 18b
Kevin O'Brien10 (14)
Trent Johnston1 (3)
Tony Suji3-1-20-0
16.6
1
Suji to K O'Brien, 1 run
16.5
Suji to K O'Brien, no run
16.4
Suji to K O'Brien, no run
16.3
4
Suji to K O'Brien, FOUR runs
16.2
1
Suji to Johnston, 1 run
16.1
3
Suji to K O'Brien, 3 runs
end of over 16Wicket maiden
IRE: 49/6CRR: 3.06 • RRR: 4.75 • Need 19 from 24b
Trent Johnston0 (2)
Kevin O'Brien2 (9)
Jimmy Kamande3-1-7-2
15.6
Kamande to Johnston, no run
Match details
Civil Service Cricket Club, Stormont, Belfast
TossIreland, elected to field first
SeriesICC World Twenty20 QualifierKenya tour of England, Ireland, Scotland and Netherlands
Season2008
Player Of The Match
Andre Botha
Andre Botha
Series resultIreland advanced
Match numberT20 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 match (20-over match)
Umpires
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Darrell Hair
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Sarika Prasad
Reserve Umpire
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Keith Smith
Match Referee
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Chris Broad