Ireland vs United Arab Emi
Ireland win by 21 runs (D/L method)
It's official now. It's called off. Ireland have won this game by 21 runs by D/L method.
Over 14.2 - Ire 103/3 (Wilson 1, Porterfield 33)
There is a short delay as the flood lights have gone off, the lights slowing come back on to full intensity. A single and then the light go off again, that is two light failures in 13 minutes. And now it is raining so the covers come in. If play is delayed or suspended, play can be extended by a maximum of 30 minutes.
Over 14 - Ire 101/3 ( Porterfield 32)
Javed comes back into the attack and Poynter is the new man in. Poynter uses the width to drive the ball through cover for four. WICKET! Bowled him, Ireland are losing wickets, UAE hitting back but it may be too late. Poynter is bowled and Ireland lose their third with 23 runs needed as they go past 100.
Over 13 - Ire 96/2 ( Porterfield 31)
Asadullah comes back into the attack, Joyce takes a couple of runs through cover. WICKET! Joyce throws his wicket away, he tries to slap this over midwicket but ends up giving an easy catch to Khurram Khan. O'Brien walks out to bat, Ireland need 28 more to win. WICKET! Another wicket gifted to the UAE, O'Brien pulls it to deep square leg where the fielder takes the catch close to the ropes, good catch by Shetty, Ireland 2 wickets down.
Over 12 - Ire 93/0 (Joyce 41, Porterfield 29)
Four singles from the over as Shazad starts his third over. Porterfield joins the action as he slaps the short ball away over deep midwicket for a six. A single to end the over.
Over 11 - Ire 82/0 (Joyce 39, Porterfield 20)
Mustafa runs in to bowl his last over, five singles from the over and Joyce hits the last ball wide of cover for a couple of runs, Ireland need 43 more to win at a rate of 4.77 per over.
Over 10 - Ire 74/0 (Joyce 35, Porterfield 17)
Shazad runs in to bowl the 10th over, a single from the first ball and then Porterfield gets a leg bye. Four runs from the over, Ireland need 50 more from 10 overs.
Over 9 - Ire 70/0 (Joyce 33, Porterfield 16)
Mustafa is bowling well but Ireland are scoring easily from the bowler at the other end, so they won't mind playing Mustafa out. Two runs from the over.
Over 8 - Ire 68/0 (Joyce 32, Porterfield 15)
Raza comes into the attack, Porterfield gets a leg bye, Joyce then pushes it through the off side for a couple of runs. Six, flat six, Joyce slogs it over deep midwicket for a six. Then he comes down the track and chips it wide of long-on for four. A couple of singles to end an expensive over from Raza.
Over 7 - Ire 53/0 (Joyce 19, Porterfield 14)
Five dots from Mustafa's second over and Joyce takes a couple of runs wide of point to prevent a maiden.
Over 6 - Ire 51/0 (Joyce 17, Porterfield 14)
Joyce comes down the pitch and inside edges it, it races away to fine leg, could have so easily chopped that on to the stumps. A couple more runs to Joyce as he pulls the ball to deep midwicket. Four more, this is turning out to be a big over for Ireland, Joyce gets another boundary through the midwicket region. Ireland go past 50.
Over 5 - Ire 35/0 (Joyce 6, Porterfield 14)
The required rate is under 6 per over and Ireland should chase this down fairly easily, unless they lose wickets. Mustafa comes into the attack, another bowling change from the UAE. Two singles from the over.
Over 4 - Ire 33/0 (Joyce 5, Porterfield 13)
Javed comes in to bowl the 4th over, Porterfield takes a single through the leg side and then Javed bowls a wide down leg. Just two runs from the over, a good one from Javed.
Over 3 - Ire 31/0 (Joyce 5, Porterfield 12)
A couple of runs to start the over and then Porterfield hits one straight down the ground for four. Seven runs from the over, explosive start from Ireland.
Over 2 - Ire 24/0 (Joyce 4, Porterfield 6)
Shazad starts with the ball from the other end. Retired hurt, Stirling decides that his elbow needs a rest as the ball from Shazad goes down the leg side for five wides. Stirling goes back in the hut. Four more, Joyce who is the new man in hits the last ball for four.
Over 1 - Ire 10/0 (Stirling 8, Porterfield 1)
Stirling and Porterfield open the batting for Ireland, Asadullah starts with the ball for UAE. Stirling is struck on the elbow and is in pain, the physio comes out. He was wearing an arm guard, and after some attention he seems fine. A wide down the leg side and then Stirling dispatches the ball between point and cover for four. Four more to end the over, Stirling gets 10 runs from the first over.
Over 20 - UAE 123/6 (Mustafa 12, Shetty 1)
Two runs to start the over from Cusack, Mustafa tries to slog it, but mistimes it through midwicket for a couple of runs. Two more, Thompson drops Mustafa at long off, they run two. 8 runs from the last over, UAE 123 for 6.
Over 19 - UAE 115/6 (Mustafa 6)
Three singles to start the over, Javed hits the full toss for four through extra cover. WICKET! O'Brien strikes with his last ball, Javed slaps it to long-on and Joyce takes the catch. UAE 115 for 6.
Over 18 - UAE 107/5 (Javed 14, Mustafa 4)
A single to start the 18th over, a few dots and then Javed hits it down the ground for four. A couple of runs to make it 7 from the over.
Over 17 - UAE 100/5 (Javed 8, Mustafa 3)
Javed hits the first ball of the over for four, Murtagh runs in to bowl his last over. It is dragged too short and Javed bashes it through long-off. A few dots and then a single brings Mustafa on strike. Another single to end the over.
- 19th Mar 2014
- Ireland won the toss and elected to bowl.
- Sylhet Stadium
- M Erasmus, I J Gould
- TV Umpire
- S J Davis
- Match Referee
- D C Boon
- Reserve Umpire
- B N J Oxenford
ireland BATTING CARD
|W.T.S. Porterfield||Not out||33|
|P.R. Stirling||ret hurt||8|
|E.C. Joyce||c Khan b Asadullah||43|
|K.J. O'Brien||c Shetty b Asadullah||0|
|A.D. Poynter||b Javed||4|
|G.C. Wilson||Not out||1|
|Total||14.2 Overs||103 - 3|