4th Test,
South Africa tour of England, 2017, Manchester

England vs South Africa

04 August 2017 15:30 (IST)

21st Match,
Intercontinental Cup, 2015-17, Dublin

Ireland vs Netherlands

15 August 2017 15:30 (IST)

2nd Match, The Village, Dublin, 14 May 2017

Ireland vs New Zealand

Ireland 2nd Inn:238/10 (45.3)

Tim Murtagh 2 (3);
Seth Rance* 8.3-1-44-1; Mitchell Santner 10-0-50-5;

Last bat: Peter Chase

Result: New Zealand won by 51 runs.

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Ireland Innings

  R B 4s 6s SR
William Porterfield(c) c Latham & b Kuggeleijn 12 16 2 0 75
Paul Stirling b Kuggeleijn 14 14 1 1 100
Niall O'Brien(wk) st Ronchi & b Santner 109 131 9 5 83.21
Andrew Balbirnie c & b Santner 36 50 5 0 72
Kevin O'Brien lbw Ish Sodhi 1 3 0 0 33.33
Gary Wilson c Ross Taylor & b Kuggeleijn 30 23 4 0 130.43
Simi Singh st Ronchi & b Santner 9 14 1 0 64.29
George Dockrell c Latham & b Santner 1 6 0 0 16.67
Barry McCarthy c Latham & b Santner 6 13 0 0 46.15
Tim Murtagh not out 2 3 0 0 66.67
Peter Chase lbw Rance 1 2 0 0 50
             
Extras(b - 4, lb - 6, w - 5, nb - 2)17
Total(238 all out in 45.3 overs)238 (5.23 runs per over)
   

Fall of wickets

1/19 (William Porterfield, 3.6 ov.) 2/26 (Paul Stirling, 5.1 ov.) 3/112 (Andrew Balbirnie, 23.3 ov.)
4/113 (Kevin O'Brien, 24.1 ov.) 5/188 (Gary Wilson, 35.1 ov.) 6/212 (Simi Singh, 38.5 ov.)
7/218 (George Dockrell, 40.6 ov.) 8/235 (Niall O'Brien, 44.2 ov.) 9/236 (Barry McCarthy, 44.5 ov.)
10/238 (Peter Chase, 45.3 ov.)   
   

Bowling

O M R W Econ    
Seth Rance 8.3 1 44 1 5.18  
Scott Kuggeleijn 9 1 41 3 4.56 (2w)
James Neesham 6 0 37 0 6.17 (1w)
Colin Munro 4 0 16 0 4  
Mitchell Santner 10 0 50 5 5 (2w)
Ish Sodhi 8 0 40 1 5  
               

New Zealand Innings

  R B 4s 6s SR
Luke Ronchi(wk) c Wilson & b Barry McCarthy 37 26 7 0 142.31
Tom Latham(c) c Niall O'Brien & b Barry McCarthy 15 25 3 0 60
George Worker c Simi Singh & b Murtagh 50 89 3 0 56.18
Ross Taylor c Porterfield & b Kevin O'Brien 52 60 5 0 86.67
Neil Broom runout (Barry McCarthy) 79 63 9 1 125.4
James Neesham c Barry McCarthy & b Chase 30 29 2 0 103.45
Colin Munro c Kevin O'Brien & b Murtagh 0 1 0 0 0
Scott Kuggeleijn not out 11 6 1 0 183.33
Mitchell Santner not out 1 1 0 0 100
Ish Sodhi dnb 0 0 0 0 0.00
Seth Rance dnb 0 0 0 0 0.00
             
Extras(b - 0, lb - 6, w - 8, nb - 0)14
Total(289 for 7 in 50 overs)289 (5.78 runs per over)
   

Fall of wickets

1/53 (Luke Ronchi, 7.5 ov.) 2/55 (Tom Latham, 9.2 ov.) 3/139 (Ross Taylor, 29.1 ov.)
4/194 (George Worker, 38.5 ov.) 5/273 (Neil Broom, 48 ov.) 6/273 (Colin Munro, 48.1 ov.)
7/285 (James Neesham, 49.3 ov.)   
   

Bowling

O M R W Econ    
Tim Murtagh 10 0 62 2 6.2 (1w)
Peter Chase 10 0 74 1 7.4 (6w)
Barry McCarthy 10 0 59 2 5.9  
George Dockrell 10 0 42 0 4.2  
Kevin O'Brien 10 0 46 1 4.6 (1w)
               
All|Overs 1-50
4

to Porterfield, FOUR, he's absolutely nailed that over square leg. Nothing length from as he digs the ball into the pitch, sits up around chest height and Porterfield thumps the pull with disdain

4

to Porterfield, FOUR, another blistering pull shot off the front foot. It's just not high enough, nor pacy enough fro . Sitting up to be hammered. Slots it well in front of square

4

to Stirling, FOUR, scythed away through point. Poor ball to finish the over, dropping it short and offering plenty of room for Stirling to swing his arms

W

to Porterfield, out Caught by Latham!! That's a really sharp catch from Latham at second slip. The ball was dying on him off the edge, but he is nice and low in his stance and plucks it neatly off the turf. Made it look easy. So finishes a really good over with a wicket. He didn't give Porterfield anything at all, and this delivery is a real good one. Little bit of nibble off the deck from a back of length, it's enough to catch the edge as Porterfield is left feeling for the ball. Porterfield c Latham b 12(16) [4s-2]

6

to Stirling, SIX, takes a couple of steps down the pitch and mows it over mid-wicket. Stirling isn't going to die wondering. Sheer daredevilry

W

to Stirling, out Bowled!! Castled. That's a beauty. Fullish around off, the ball zips away after being angled in, beats the outside edge of Stirling's off-drive and floors off stump. on a hat-trick now. Stirling b 14(14) [4s-1 6s-1]

4

to Andy Balbirnie, FOUR, he's got that away to the boundary. Short of length into the body, Balbirnie pulls off the front foot again but his weight transfer is much better on this occasion and he hammers the pull on the floor to the long leg boundary

4

to Niall O'Brien, FOUR, further up on off, this time O'Brien is nicely onto the front foot to cream it away through the covers

4

to Niall O'Brien, leg byes, FOUR, runs away fine off O'Brien's pad and beats fine leg to the boundary. Wrong lines from

4

to Andy Balbirnie, FOUR, beats mid-on. It was hit uppishly by Balbirnie but he managed to jab it to the right of the fielder and through to the boundary

4

to Niall O'Brien, no ball, FOUR, half-volley into the pads which is flicked away through square leg. What's more, it's a no-ball as well. Free-hit coming up

4

to Niall O'Brien, FOUR, O'Brien takes toll of the free-hit and drills it to the boundary. In going for the yorker, dishes out a low full toss and is hammered through point

4

to Niall O'Brien, FOUR, blazing drive through extra-cover as O'Brien gets his balance and timing spot-on on this occasion

4

to Andy Balbirnie, FOUR, he takes on first ball, with the idea of not letting him settle. Quickly goes down on his knees and sweeps it backward of square

6

to Niall O'Brien, SIX, gives the charge and flicks the ball beautifully over mid-wicket. That's some excellent wristwork from O'Brien

4

to Andy Balbirnie, FOUR, scoops it over short fine, and nearly went all the way. What timing from Balbirnie. It absolutely flew off the bat. Gets under the ball superbly and helps it along

6

to Niall O'Brien, SIX, that's big from O'Brien. Lovely footwork to make the shot by getting to the pitch, then lofts it high and handsome over wide long-on

4

to Andy Balbirnie, FOUR, Balbirnie into the act with a lovely in to out lofted drive over extra-cover. is still floating them up with a lot of air and these two batsmen are relishing it

W

to Andy Balbirnie, out Caught&Bowled!! That's really good reactions from to take a diving return catch. Props to him for flighting the ball too despite getting hit in his previous over. He throws it up above the eyeline, Balbirnie isn't in control of the bounce as he tries to sweep. He's also slightly unlucky as the top-edge deflects onto his helmet and pops back towards . But a crucial breakthrough for New Zealand to end this partnership. Andy Balbirnie c and b 36(50) [4s-5]

W

Sodhi to Kevin O'Brien, out Lbw!! That looks a very iffy decision from the umpire. For starters, you can see all three stumps when the ball hits Kevin O'Brien on the pad. It's a flat skidder from Sodhi which cramps Kevin O'Brien up as he tries to make room, and the ball hurries off the surface to trap him on the pad. But it looks like the ball would have gone down leg. Kevin O'Brien lbw b Sodhi 1(3)

4

to Wilson, FOUR, that's a good shot. Went nice and low and swept the full ball from around leg stump to the deep backward square fence. Deep square couldn't get across

4

to Niall O'Brien, FOUR, top shot. Down the track and flicks in the air, over mid-wicket and bisects the two men at deep mid-wicket and long-on. He hit a while ago for six, playing the same shot, this for four. 50 as well. Well played

6

to Niall O'Brien, SIX, mighty blow. Down the track again and to the pitch before lofting it high and handsome over long-on. That went a mile. He is certainly enjoying the flight and loop given by

4

to Niall O'Brien, FOUR, expensive over this. Quicker delivery down leg, glanced away and beats Ross Taylor's diving attempt to pull it back. Ireland shifting gears

4

Sodhi to Wilson, FOUR, short and asking to be hit. Wilson rocks back and pulls to the right of deep square leg. A diving stop is attempted but the ball wins the race

4

Sodhi to Wilson, FOUR, saw the tossed up delivery and knew mid-off was inside, so went for the lofted hit, managed to clear the man in the ring and the ball dribbled away to the fence

4

to Niall O'Brien, FOUR, no slip and it races away. Niall O'Brien flashed hard at a ball going across him and edged it. Sodhi is very square at third man and had no chance

4

Sodhi to Niall O'Brien, byes, FOUR, the ball beats everyone. Half a chance for a stumping. Niall O'Brien is beaten in trying to flick that above the eyeline delivery, Ronchi can't glove it cleanly either and it runs away

4

to Niall O'Brien, FOUR, driven in the air, but just wide of the diving left hand of , Wilson is diving too, to ensure he isn't caught out of his crease - in case there is a deflection off the bowler's hand. Mid-on is inside the ring, since the timing is so great, it scoots away

4

to Wilson, FOUR, the crowd are now getting into the act. Because Ireland are playing well. And these two are batting beautifully. Wilson waits for the slower cutter outside off, smashes the cut wide of backward point and beats third man's dive as well. doesn't hide his disappointment

W

to Wilson, out Caught by Ross Taylor!! comes back and breaks the stand. NZ needed that badly. It was a good shot, just that he didn't keep it down. Drove on the rise and found Taylor at cover. Sharp catch. This has been impressive today. Wilson c Ross Taylor b 30(23) [4s-4]

6

to Niall O'Brien, SIX, magnificent shot. Backs away and it is right in the slot for him too tee off. Gave it his all and the ball sailed over long-off. Clean strike if ever there was one

4

to Simi Singh, FOUR, lucky is Simi Singh there. Full outside off, Simi Singh drives away from the body, a thick edge runs through the vacant cordon and gives third man no chance

W

to Simi Singh, out Stumped!! Brilliant bowling and a top stumping. did Simi Singh all ends up there, dragged the length back on seeing Simi Singh charge him, the ball grips and turns away past the bat and still Ronchi has a lot to do as the ball is climbing into his gloves, but he effects a smart stumping. The pressure got to the youngster. Another twist in the game? Simi Singh st Ronchi b 9(14) [4s-1]

4

to Niall O'Brien, FOUR, release the pressure, is disappointed for slipping it down leg, easy for Niall O'Brien to flick and fine leg is way too square to cut that off

W

to Dockrell, out Caught by Latham!! What a catch. That could be the match. Unless Niall O'Brien does something special. Flicked in the air and looked to be falling safe, until the Kiwi captain Latham flung to his right at mid-wicket and stuck his right mitt out and came up with a stunner. Those are the type of catches that win you matches. Latham stretched sideways horizontally and came up with the ball. Stunning stuff and he is mobbed by his mates. Dockrell c Latham b 1(6)

6

Sodhi to Niall O'Brien, SIX, 100 for Niall O'Brien. Take a bow son. What an innings. Maiden 100 as well. He roars in delight. And he has shattered a windowpane with that hit. Gets a juicy full toss and goes with the lofted hit. For a moment looked like he had holed out, but the ball sailed over wide long-on. No big celebration from him - knows he has to take his side home

W

to Niall O'Brien, out Stumped!! has done it. Beautiful bowling. Slowed it up down and beat Niall O'Brien as he came down the track, the ball went through the flick attempted and Ronchi did the rest. Niall O'Brien walks off to a standing ovation. Deserves every bit that he is getting from everyone out there. Pity that he fell when his side had hopes of him fashioning their first ever win over NZ. Niall O'Brien st Ronchi b 109(131) [4s-9 6s-5]

W

to Barry McCarthy, out Caught by Latham!! Five for . He has single-handedly turned this around. Lures another batsman with his tempting flight and the dip on the ball ensures the top edge on the sweep. Ronchi called for Latham to take it and the captain runs to his right at mid-wicket and takes it. Barry McCarthy c Latham b 6(13)

W

to Chase, out Lbw!! End of the game. And NZ escape out of jail. Low full toss, tailing back in a tad, beats the flick and hits Chase on the pad in front of leg. Llong raises the finger in a flash and that's that. Chase lbw b 1(2)

4

to Ronchi, FOUR, too full from first up and Ronchi isn't missing out, despite it being the first ball of the match, gets forward and drives through extra-cover

4

to Ronchi, FOUR, Ronchi goes up and over. He's come out positive. Another full ball, searching for swing, and Ronchi cashes in with a lofted drive over cover

4

to Ronchi, FOUR, now he gets too straight and Ronchi picks him away in style. He has no intentions of keeping it down, knowing that there's no fielder in the deep. Nearly clears the boundary

4

to Ronchi, FOUR, sits up for Ronchi and he bludgeons a pull away through mid-wicket

4

to Latham, FOUR, Latham gets off the mark off his 12th delivery. Leans into a good length ball nicely to drive it through the covers. Nowhere near the amount of lateral movement we saw the other day

4

McCarthy to Ronchi, FOUR, awful delivery to start his spell. It's short, it's wide and Ronchi slaps it through cover-point

4

McCarthy to Ronchi, FOUR, keeps his momentum going with a lovely drive through the covers. He's raced off into the thirties

4

to Latham, FOUR, that's his go-to shot against spin. Loves playing it. Goes down and sweeps through square leg

4

to Latham, FOUR, swept away again and that's poor fielding from Murtagh at short fine. The ball goes right through him for the boundary

4

McCarthy to Ronchi, FOUR, no one moves, no one bothers. The seamers continue to bleed through erratic bowling. Full on leg stump, Ronchi whips a glance fine of short fine leg for the boundary

W

McCarthy to Ronchi, out Caught by Wilson!! Relief for Ireland. The dangerous Ronchi is gone. Gets a bit too adventurous here. Advances down looking to hoist the ball downtown, but McCarthy has cleverly kept it wide of off and so Ronchi has to fetch the ball away from him. Cannot control the shot and slices it in the air towards point. Wilson settles under it, and takes it safely before tumbling over. Ronchi c Wilson b McCarthy 37(26) [4s-7]

W

McCarthy to Latham, out Caught by Niall O'Brien!! He's steered that through to the keeper, loose stroke. Catching practice from Latham. Fishes at a delivery away from his body, the ball nips away a wee bit from a back of length and Latham just opens the bat-face and runs it off a fine edge through to the keeper. Two quick strikes after a brisk start. Latham c Niall O'Brien b McCarthy 15(25) [4s-3]

4

McCarthy to Ross Taylor, FOUR, short and wide outside off, Taylor slaps it through point for four. That's a let-off from McCarthy as he spoils all the good work Ireland had been doing until this point

4

to Worker, FOUR, now he steps out of the crease, converts it into a full ball on the pads and whips it away through mid-wicket. Made the play there

4

to Ross Taylor, FOUR, messing with the lengths of the Irish bowlers here. Both these batsmen have been stepping out consistently in the last couple of overs, and it's earned Taylor a short ball outside off here. Takes the offering and slaps it through point

4

to Ross Taylor, FOUR, straying down leg and can't bowl there. knows it too. He closed his eyes in disappointment as he saw the ball go down to the fine leg fence. A delicate leg glance and very well played by Ross Taylor

4

O'Brien to Ross Taylor, FOUR, that's a genuine edge which runs away through the vacant first slip region for four. O'Brien hits the perfect length, gets a bit of nibble and catches the outside edge of a tentative Taylor. Lucky runs

4

O'Brien to Ross Taylor, FOUR, too much room for Ross Taylor to free his arms. Way outside off, he slashes up and over point. No chance for the third man running around to cut it off

OT

O'Brien to Ross Taylor, 1 run, gets to 50 with a dab to third man. Neatly done

W

O'Brien to Ross Taylor, out Caught by Porterfield!! That has come out of nowhere. Wicked bounce from a back of a length and Ross Taylor is caught unawares, he can only fend at it and the ball loops to gully. A dolly and Ireland get the breakthrough they were desperately searching for. Ross Taylor c Porterfield b O'Brien 52(60) [4s-5]

4

to Neil Broom, FOUR, a boundary after a while. Good delivery, on a good length and holding its line, draws a thick outside edge that runs through the vacant slip region. Third man can't get across

4

to Neil Broom, FOUR, short and wide outside off, too much room for Neil Broom, he doesn't miss out. Cuts hard and places it wide of the sweeper running around. A grimace from

4

to Neil Broom, FOUR, you cannot bowl so many short and wide balls to players of class. They will punish you. This is a top shot, Neil Broom getting on top of the bounce and cracking a cut, third man's dive was in vain

4

to Worker, FOUR, that has burst through Singh's hands, on the bounce at deep square after Worker pulled that murderously. The sheer power of the shot took the ball out of Singh's hands

4

to Worker, FOUR, Worker has thrashed that wide of mid-off. It was full and he got forward to smash that in the gap between cover and mid-off. Gets to 50 as well. A patient innings

W

to Worker, out Caught by Simi Singh!! And holes out next ball. After getting to 50. Looked like the slower delivery, Worker heaved it straight to the fielder at deep square. Simi Singh doesn't make a mistake. Worker c Simi Singh b 50(89) [4s-3]

4

McCarthy to Neesham, FOUR, back of a length and Neesham has put that away over mid-wicket. Transferred his weight and smashed it. Pure power

4

McCarthy to Neil Broom, FOUR, Neil Broom is down on the ground but he has got four. Gets into a position to play the scoop and after completing the shot, his momentum takes him to the floor, one bounce over the ropes. Craig McMillan liked that

4

to Neil Broom, FOUR, super shot. Uses his feet and thumps the lofted hit wide and over mid-off's head. Fine batting

6

to Neil Broom, SIX, wonderful execution of the lap scoop. Takes it on the full and then falls on the ground - but he won't mind. Shuffled across and got great connection on that. Went all the way. The Kiwis like it

4

to Neil Broom, FOUR, and now smashes the pull. Short ball on the stumps, Neil Broom looked like he was waiting for it, pulled it flat and bisected the two men on the fence. That's 14 off 3 balls

D

to Neil Broom, 1 run, dropped by Simi Singh at backward square leg. Not an easy chance at all. It was pulled very hard and with power, Simi Singh diving away couldn't grasp it cleanly. A let-off for Neil Broom

4

to Neil Broom, FOUR, he is timing them really well. Eyes the backward square boundary as it is vacant. Scooped by Neil Broom and once he placed it, it was four

4

to Neesham, FOUR, sheer force. A length ball outside off and has pummelled it over Neil Broom. Long-off can't get across

4

McCarthy to Neil Broom, FOUR, short and wide outside off, carved over backward point. Beats the three chasing fielders. Can't give so much width to the batsman

4

McCarthy to Neil Broom, FOUR, he is playing the field well. A shimmy outside off and then squeezes the full delivery between backward point and short third. The bat came down on the ball at the right moment

W

McCarthy to Neil Broom, out Neil Broom Run Out!! Carved to backward point. Neesham has already set off for the run. Neil Broom perhaps is admiring his own shot. The relay throw to the bowler and Broom is well short. Neil Broom run out (Stirling/ McCarthy) 79(63) [4s-9 6s-1]

W

to Munro, out Caught by Kevin O'Brien!! First ball duck for Munro. Got under that length ball and too much height into that lofted hit. Found long-on. Generally he puts those balls away, but not today. Munro c Kevin O'Brien b 0(1)

4

to Kuggeleijn, FOUR, second ball and he has heaved that over mid-wicket. Got a length ball and put it away

W

to Neesham, out Caught by Barry McCarthy!! Short rising delivery outside off, Neesham stands and flat-bats, can only lift it straight up in the air and to the man at long-off. Neesham c Barry McCarthy b 30(29) [4s-2]

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