Ireland vs S Africa
South Africa win by 131 runs.
Four catches for van Wyk, three wickets a-piece for Morkel and Peterson and it's all over, Ireland all out for 141 and South Africa claiming victory by 131 runs in Kolkata. The Proteas were in a touch of trouble with the bat at 117 for five before JP Duminy puts things right with his knock of 99 and the Proteas will be pleased with the way their lower order stood up to pressure today. The result puts South Africa top of Group B and through to the last eight while Ireland bow out of the tournament with plenty to be proud about. Thanks for joining us and we'll be back tomorrow to take you through Australia versus Canada.
Over 34 Morkel 4-W-
141 all out - Smith turns to Morne Morkel to finish things off and after being cracked over cover by Dockrell for four the final wicket has come with van Wyk taking a stunning one-handed catch to his right to finish off the innings.
Over 33 Kallis 0-4-1-W-0-0
137-9 - Dockrell picks the gap through second slip and gets four - that's a genuine edge and it's lured Smith into bringing in a second slip, and a gully. Irritatingly for the South African skipper Dockrell then gets a single which means the field has to change again with the left-handed Mooney now on strike. WICKET! Kallis goes around the stumps and his first delivery to Mooney straightens down the line and and finds the edge through to van Wyk!
Over 32 Duminy 0-0-0-1-1-1
132-8 - Duminy gets another delivery to go on with the arm and just skip passed the outside edge of Dockrell's bat. That one that doesn't turn against the right-hander is such a dangerous delivery. Dockrell gets one away square on the off side and Mooney adds another down the ground.
Over 31 Kallis 0-1-1-0-0-0
129-8 - Kallis returns to the attack, meanwhile Dale Steyn has gone off the park for a rest with Lonwabo Tsotsobe given some time in the middle. Kallis concedes just a couple of singles with his angle from around the wicket proving too tricky for left-hander Mooney. And that is drinks.
Over 30 Duminy 0-1-1-2-W-4
127-8 - OUT! Johnson caught behind! Duminy comes into the attack and in his first over he's added a wicket to go with his 99 with the bat. After being worked away for a couple of singles and two behind point Duminy produces a beauty which goes on with the arm across Johnson and catched the faintest edge through to Morne van Wyk! He might well wish he could trade that wicket for just one more run in this game. New Man George Dockrell glances the final ball of the over away for four to fine leg.
Over 29 Botha 0-0-1-0-0-0
119-7 - Johnson chops a cut shot past point for one and that's all there is from the over with Mooney dangerously stuck on the pad from the final ball of the over.
Over 28 Peterson 0-0-6-0-1-0
118-7 - Johnson is an lbw candidate when he plays out in front of his front pad against Peterson, but not when he clears his front leg and powers back over the bowler's head for six! That's a magic clean hit after Peterson gave the delivery some air. He then powers a single down the ground and the rate required now is over seven.
Over 27 Botha 2-1-0-0-1-0
111-7 - Mooney - a hard-hitting left-hander - slashes wide of point for two and then a single through square leg with a slip and leg slip in. New man Trent Johnson is beaten and the ball loops up to Amla at leg slip, but it's all pad and Botha doesn't waste an appeal.
Over 26 Peterson 0-0-0-1-W-0
107-7 - WICKET! Peterson is having a field-day here - Alex Cusack charges down the track and gets a thick edge from a cross the line swipe which Graeme Smith gratefully accepts on the off side. Ireland slip further into the mire and Peterson now has three wickets.
Over 25 Botha 1-0-4-0-1-0
106-6 - Botha to Mooney and bang! Four swept hard in front of square. Smith wants this game done as soon as possible and he's left a slip in place and a leg-slip/leg-gully where Hashim Amla is fielding under the helmet.
Over 24 Peterson 0-0-0-4-0-1
100-6 - Robin Peterson goes to Alex Cusack from around the stumps and there's not the most convincing appeal for an lbw verdict, but the South Africans have asked for the review and it's been sent upstairs. Not Out! Somehow! Replays showed that it was clearly pad before bat - and hitting below the top of middle stump - but the tv umpire is using the 2.5 meter clause and after an age send the not out decision down stairs. Really is hard to understand the purpose of the review when decisions like are not overturned. Anyway, Cusack slashed a boundary to thirdman from the next delivery and then gets one to keep the strike.
Over 23 Botha 0-0-1-0-1-0
95-6 - Three singles as Botha continues with the rate required creeping over six and a half and the South African spin pair doing a very professional job.
Over 22 Peterson 4-0-W-0-W-1
93-6 - Ominously Kevin O'Brien lands a clean hit over cover for four, but two balls later he's out! Peterson tossed it up to entice another big stroke and O'Brien's obliged with a miss-cue out to Hashim Amla at long off! That's a huge blow to Ireland's chances just as they were laying a platform of sorts in a 41-run stand. Wicket! And Peterson has another - the batsmen crossed and it's it's Wilson who's caught on the front pad playing a defensive stroke, with the television umpire sending him on his way and Ireland using up their second review. With both set batsmen now out this game is pretty much done as a contest. Dropped! And the final ball of the over Jacques Kallis of all people grasses a chance at slip to afford John Mooney a second life! Peterson could have had three in an over and been on a hat-trick if that'd been taken.
Over 21 Botha 0-0-1-0-1-1
88-4 - Botha again from over the stumps has O'Brien twice playing expansive strokes but both times it's just the single - a hard sweep out to deep square and a chip to midwicket. In between Wilson nearly runs himself with a hesitation let off but Robin Peterson's shy missing at the bowlers end.
Over 20 Peterson 0-4-0-0-0-0
85-4 - There's a slip in place for Peterson but he drops short and Wilson latches on with a a cut behind square for four! The Irish number five then gets caught in the crease having a prod and is caught on the pad but there's nothing doing with the ball slipping down the leg side.
Over 19 Botha 1-1-1-0-1-0
81-4 - O'Brien and Wilson push down the ground for singles to long on and long off. Botha finds the leading edge of Wilson's bat before another single out to deep square leg where Amla fields. At the same stage South Africa were 92 for 3 so Ireland by no means out of this contest just yet.
Over 18 Peterson 1-0-0-1-1-0
77-4 - A trio of singles off Peterson's third over as the Irish pair of O'Brien and Wilson continue to rebuild the innings.
Over 17 Botha 0-0-2wd-4-0-0-0
74-4 - Botha fires in to O'Brien but down the leg side and with van Wyk not gather the batsmen scamper through for one to add to the wide. Botha then bowls what looks to be the doosra which finds the outside edge and runs down to the fence for four. Three dot balls end the over with Duminy doing great work in at short midwicket.
Over 16 Peterson 0-1-0-0-0-0
68-4 - A tidy over from the left-arm spinner straight after the interval, Peterson is picked off for one by O'Brien but then beats the outside edge of Wilson in amongst four dot balls.
- 15th Mar 2011
- Eden Gardens, Kolkata
- H D P K Dharmasena and B R Doctrove
ireland BATTING CARD
|Porterfield||c Smith b M Morkel||6|
|Stirling||c Kallis b M Morkel||10|
|Joyce||lbw b Botha||12|
|O'Brien||c van Wyk b Kallis||10|
|Wilson||lbw b Peterson||31|
|O'Brien||c Amla b Peterson||19|
|Cusack||c Smith b Peterson||7|
|Mooney||c van Wyk b Kallis||14|
|Johnston||c van Wyk b Duminy||12|
|Dockrell||c van Wyk b M Morkel||16|
|Total||All out, 33.2 Overs||141|