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RESULT
40th Match, Group A, Dublin (Malahide), July 19, 2015, ICC World Twenty20 Qualifier
(16.4/20 ov, T:123) 123/3

Ireland won by 7 wickets (with 20 balls remaining)

Player Of The Match
55 (38) & 3/16
paul-stirling
IRE
Full commentary

1.00pm And that's it from all of us. Hope you enjoyed this game. Be sure to join us for our coverage of the PNG-USA game in around 45 minutes' time. Until then, goodbye!

William Porterfield: "Very happy, especially after the last two games, [which were] not up to our usual standards. We had a pretty relaxed session yesterday, just whacked a few balls, to free everyone up a bit, so we could come back. Next few hours will be interesting. If things go our way we could still top the group. If they don't, we're still ready to go."

Peter Gough: "Top knock from Jonty, great knock from Farls at the top. All credit to Ireland, how they bowled to us in the next phase. We had plans of how to hit them but they made it difficult for us. 140 or 150 would have given us a real good chance to win this game. This has been the most fantastic experience I've ever had as a Jersey cricketer, I'll say that for some of the other boys as well. Every game we've learned something new, and it's going to help us push our Twenty20 and 50-over cricket along as well."

Paul Stirling, as expected, is man of the match. "I think just kept it simple, maybe slow it down, I had some chance of getting the left-handers out. It was quite hard to hit, a few of the Jersey lads struggled, going across the line. It was easier hitting straight down the ground. You go out there, see 20 overs on the field, as an opening batsman you can judge how to play."

12.47pm And that is that. Ireland move up to the top of the Group A table, for now, after an emphatic performance with bat and ball. Stirling picked up three crucial top-order wickets, and scored a breezy half-century to ensure an easy chase of a low target.

16.4
1
Bodenstein to Balbirnie, 1 run

length ball wide outside off and he reaches out and slaps it to the right of backward point and they finally pick up the winning run

16.3
1
Bodenstein to Wilson, 1 run

yorker on middle stump, makes room and stabs it away into the off side but backward point dives left to stop it

16.2
Bodenstein to Wilson, no run

full and wide, sliced straight to short third man

16.1
Bodenstein to Wilson, no run

length ball on off stump, punched to mid-off

Here's Bodenstein, left-arm around

end of over 169 runs
IRE: 121/3CRR: 7.56 RRR: 0.50
Andy Balbirnie31 (32)
Gary Wilson10 (9)
Ben Kynman 3-0-21-0
Charles Perchard 3-0-24-0
15.6
Kynman to Balbirnie, no run

short outside off, pulled to midwicket

15.5
2
Kynman to Balbirnie, 2 runs

short and wide, cut away to the right of third man

15.4
1
Kynman to Wilson, 1 run

yorker on leg stump, jabbed down to long-on

15.3
4
Kynman to Wilson, FOUR runs

full-toss on middle stump and Wilson, who had skipped a step away from his stumps, just swats it across the line and finds the midwicket boundary

15.2
1
Kynman to Balbirnie, 1 run

back of a length on off stump, lets it come on and pushes it to the left of short cover

15.1
1
Kynman to Wilson, 1 run

full on middle stump, clipped towards long-on

end of over 157 runs
IRE: 112/3CRR: 7.46 RRR: 2.20
Andy Balbirnie28 (29)
Gary Wilson4 (6)
Charles Perchard 3-0-24-0
Ben Stevens 3-0-20-2
14.6
4
Perchard to Balbirnie, FOUR runs

short and wide, cut away crisply to the left of backward point

14.5
1
Perchard to Wilson, 1 run

slower ball wide outside off, cut away to deep point

14.4
Perchard to Wilson, no run

back of a length on middle and leg, tucked away through square leg

14.3
Perchard to Wilson, no run

length ball on off stump, slower ball. Wilson pushes hard at it, nearly offers up a return catch. Pops up and falls just short of the bowler

14.2
1
Perchard to Balbirnie, 1 run

length ball on off stump, makes some room and pokes it away towards deep point

14.1
1
Perchard to Wilson, 1 run

length ball on middle stump, nurdled away to deep backward square leg

Perchard comes back into the attack, with Ireland needing 18.

end of over 149 runs • 1 wicket
IRE: 105/3CRR: 7.50 RRR: 3.00
Gary Wilson2 (2)
Andy Balbirnie23 (27)
Ben Stevens 3-0-20-2
Nat Watkins 3-0-21-0
13.6
1
Stevens to Wilson, 1 run

down the track, clipped to long-on

13.5
1
Stevens to Balbirnie, 1 run

fullish on off stump, comes forward and pushes it to the left of short cover

13.4
1
Stevens to Wilson, 1 run

tossed up outside off, controlled sweep towards deep backward square leg

Here's Gary Wilson.

13.3
W
Stevens to K O'Brien, OUT

gone! This was too full to sweep, and it drifted in and pinged him on the front pad, on the half-volley, in front of middle stump

Kevin O'Brien lbw b Stevens 8 (7m 5b 1x4 0x6) SR: 160
 
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ICC World Twenty20 Qualifier
Group A
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HKG63270.614
NAM63270.314
PNG63270.113
USA6336-0.321
JER6244-0.523
NEPAL6143-1.499
Group B
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NED64281.151
AFG63180.690
OMA63270.374
KENYA6327-0.645
UAE6143-1.688
CAN6051-1.295