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5th Match, Group D: Ireland v Zimbabwe at Kingston, Mar 15, 2007 [ Scorecard ]

[ Ireland Innings | Zimbabwe Innings ]

Ireland Innings

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  • 0.6 Mpofu to Porterfield, OUT, gone! short of a length, bounces outside off stump and Porterfield pushes at it and gets the flies to Taylor who should have pouched it easily but muffs the chance, but to the relief of Zimbabwe Vusi Sibanda dives behind the keeper from second slip and takes the rebound
    It was an impressive opening over from Mpofu and he was rewarded with that final delivery
    WTS Porterfield c Sibanda b Mpofu 0 (4m 6b 0x4 0x6) SR: 0.00
    Ireland 0/1 JP Bray 0* (0b) CB Mpofu 1-1-0-1

  • 9.5 Brent to Morgan, OUT, breakthrough! what a tame end to a promising innings, outside off stump and Morgan just limply pushes at it and sends a simple catch to Chigumbura at first slip who makes no mistake with this one...he'll be breathing a sigh of relief
    EJG Morgan c Chigumbura b Brent 21 (37m 27b 4x4 0x6) SR: 77.77
    Ireland 43/2 JP Bray 18* (26b 1x4 1x6) GB Brent 0.5-0-1-1

  • 10.4 Chigumbura to NJ O'Brien, OUT, and another goes! how the game changes. Suddenly Zimbabwe are back on top as another left-hander goes in familiar fashion, pushing away from the body with a lack of footwork and a simple catch for Taylor behind the stumps
    NJ O'Brien c Taylor b Chigumbura 1 (3m 5b 0x4 0x6) SR: 20.00
    Ireland 44/3 JP Bray 18* (26b 1x4 1x6) E Chigumbura 1.4-1-0-1

  • 14.3 Chigumbura to Botha, OUT, gone! Completely outfoxed there, Botha shouldering arms and the ball cut back in, clipping the top of his off stump. Dreadful misjudgement there
    AC Botha b Chigumbura 1 (15m 7b 0x4 0x6) SR: 14.28
    Ireland 64/4 JP Bray 35* (42b 2x4 2x6) E Chigumbura 3.3-2-8-2

  • 21.6 Rainsford to KJ O'Brien, OUT, another one goes! the problems mount for Ireland just as a recovery was being shaped by these two. O'Brien enticed into having a drive at a full one, but it swings away and takes the outside edge...another comfortable take for Taylor and Ireland are five down
    KJ O'Brien c Taylor b Rainsford 10 (33m 28b 2x4 0x6) SR: 35.71
    Ireland 89/5 JP Bray 47* (61b 4x4 2x6) EC Rainsford 6-0-33-1

  • 37.3 Brent to White, OUT, gone! The slower ball, looping up high and White completely misread it, trying to pull it over midwicket. That was taking out middle stump and at last Gould raises his finger
    AR White lbw b Brent 28 (49m 48b 3x4 0x6) SR: 58.33
    Ireland 145/6 JP Bray 74* (106b 6x4 2x6) GB Brent 8.3-1-29-2

  • 43.6 Mpofu to Bray, OUT, a complete mix-up! the useful stand is broken as Bray slaps a full toss into the covers, Johnston races up the pitch but Bray starts then stops. Johnston turned but couldn't get back as the throw came into Mpofu and he lobbed it into the stumps
    DT Johnston run out 20 (49m 24b 2x4 0x6) SR: 83.33
    Ireland 182/7 JP Bray 91* (121b 8x4 2x6) CB Mpofu 7-3-35-1

  • 44.3 Williams to McCallan, OUT, and another goes! Bray could run out of partners here as McCallan goes for the sweep but misses, Taylor whips off the bails and the foot is on the line...he has to go
    WK McCallan st Taylor b Williams 0 (2m 3b 0x4 0x6) SR: 0.00
    Ireland 182/8 JP Bray 91* (121b 8x4 2x6) SC Williams 4.3-0-16-1

  • 49.6 Mpofu to Langford-Smith, OUT, final ball wicket, as a huge swipe goes high in the air and Taylor steadies himself under the catch
    D Langford-Smith c Taylor b Mpofu 15 (21m 17b 1x4 0x6) SR: 88.23
    Ireland 221/9 JP Bray 115* (137b 10x4 2x6) CB Mpofu 10-3-58-2