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28th Match, Super Eights: England v Ireland at Providence, Mar 30, 2007 [ Scorecard ]

[ England Innings | Ireland Innings ]

Ireland Innings

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  • 0.5 Anderson to Bray, OUT, but Anderson corrects his line this time, and Bray's loose drive hands Bopara a catch - a fine catch indeed as Bray slashed Anderson, hard, to him in the gully.
    JP Bray c Bopara b Anderson 0 (1b 0x4 0x6) SR: 0.00
    Ireland 6/1 WTS Porterfield 3* (4b) JM Anderson 0.5-0-6-1

  • 3.4 Mahmood to Porterfield, OUT, oh and he's hit him on the body, the ball bobbling to leg - but here comes Mahmood, racing down the pitch in about two-and-a-half strides, picking it up and reverse-flicking the ball onto the stumps. Superb piece of fielding and replays show he's an inch short.
    EJG Morgan run out 2 (7b 0x4 0x6) SR: 28.57
    Ireland 11/2 WTS Porterfield 5* (14b) SI Mahmood 1.4-1-1-0

  • 18.5 Flintoff to Porterfield, OUT, a tame end ... Porterfield looked to whip the ball through midwicket, but only got a thick leading edge and the ball ever so gently looped up to short extra cover.
    WTS Porterfield c Bell b Flintoff 31 (68b 1x4 0x6) SR: 45.58
    Ireland 72/3 NJ O'Brien 31* (40b 4x4) A Flintoff 4.5-0-22-1

  • 29.5 Panesar to Botha, OUT, slog-swept, but it's top-edged and skied to Flintoff at mid-on who has to jog in about five metres, sliding down on his knees to take it grass-level.
    AC Botha c Flintoff b Panesar 18 (39b 1x4 0x6) SR: 46.15
    Ireland 116/4 NJ O'Brien 52* (68b 4x4) MS Panesar 4.5-0-17-1

  • 35.6 Panesar to KJ O'Brien, OUT, rapped on his pads but it's drifting it's not, he's out! Taufel has raised his finger.
    KJ O'Brien lbw b Panesar 12 (19b 1x4 0x6) SR: 63.15
    Ireland 139/5 NJ O'Brien 63* (86b 4x4) MS Panesar 8-0-28-2

  • 36.2 Vaughan to NJ O'Brien, OUT, lovely bowling, O'Brien deceived by a beautifully flighted delivery and left stranded, Nixon whips off the bails and Vaughan has a grin bigger than the Cheshire Cat. O'Brien played a super little knock, and a disappointing end getting out to what amounts to a part-time bowler.
    NJ O'Brien st Nixon b Vaughan 63 (88b 4x4 0x6) SR: 71.59
    Ireland 139/6 DT Johnston 0* (0b) MP Vaughan 7.2-0-25-1

  • 44.5 Flintoff to Johnston, OUT, full, Johnston aims a wild swing over midwicket, misses, and the ball clatters his leg stump.
    DT Johnston b Flintoff 27 (21b 1x4 2x6) SR: 128.57
    Ireland 197/7 AR White 28* (30b 2x4) A Flintoff 6.5-1-36-2

  • 45.5 Collingwood to White, OUT, White tries to paddle the ball round to leg, Collingwood bowls wide outside off stump and there is no way the batsman can scoop it round from there, it lobs off the face of the bat high into the air and Nixon runs ten yards back to take the simplest of catches.
    AR White c Nixon b Collingwood 38 (35b 4x4 0x6) SR: 108.57
    Ireland 209/8 WK McCallan 2* (1b) PD Collingwood 5.5-0-37-1

  • 46.1 Flintoff to Langford-Smith, OUT, super yorker-length delivery, the bat comes down just in time and the ball squirts away fine on the off side ... Flintoff and Nixon appeal and the umpire gives it out. I would like to see that again ... well, the replay looks for all the world that the ball came off the outside edge, but perhaps there was boot first ... all a bit incolnclusive.
    D Langford-Smith lbw b Flintoff 1 (2b 0x4 0x6) SR: 50.00
    Ireland 210/9 WK McCallan 2* (1b) A Flintoff 7.1-1-38-3

  • 48.1 Flintoff to McCallan, OUT, another well-directed yorker, through a indecisive swish, and the leg stump is sent spinning.
    WK McCallan b Flintoff 5 (6b 0x4 0x6) SR: 83.33
    Ireland 218/10 WB Rankin 4* (8b) A Flintoff 8.1-1-43-4