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Ireland vs Scotland - Super Sixes Match 4

Series: WC Qualifiers, 2018
Venue: Harare Sports Club, Harare
Date: 18 March 2018

Scotland 246/10 (47.4 Ovs) RR: 5.16 | Ireland won by 25 runs

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This result opens up the Super Six table further as Ireland's win works in favour of most of the teams who are hoping to catch up. It's all set up for a very exciting next few days. That's it from us for now. Hope you enjoyed the coverage. It's a goodbye from Sagar Chawla and Abhinand Raghavendran.

Coetzer, Scotland captain: We felt that 270 kept us in the game. That was one of the best wickets in the tournament so far. Had to back our batting. There were a couple of crucial moments in the game which didn't go our way.

Porterfield, Ireland captain: Didn't have to say a lot, knew we had to turn up and take two points. Disappointed the other day with the bat against Zimbabwe, to bounce back today was pleasing. Need a couple of things to go our way, and if that's in place, we'll have to turn up come Friday.

Andrew Balbirnie, Player of the Match: We wanted to turn it around as quickly as possible. Quick turnaround has helped. Hasn't been the greatest tournament for me personally, happy to get some runs when it mattered the most. I didn't want to be ambitious at the start, just wanted to settle in and take it along. There's no real game plan. Just be compact and kick off in the back end. I have been batting in the middle order in the last few months. There's a lot cricket to be played before our next game against Afghanistan. We are going to relax, take a couple of days off and then get back.

16:45 Local Time, 14:45 GMT, 20:15 IST: Ireland's WC hopes are still alive, as they claim this must-win encounter by 25 runs. Bit of a scare there at the end with the last-wicket partnership, but they probably had it under control. Boyd Rankin finishes off with a four-fer, completing an incredible turnaround for himself and his team after Kyle Coetzer tore into him in his opening spell. Scotland were off to a strong start at 94/1, before Rankin had the last laugh and castled Coetzer and proceeded to derail Scotland's chase with three wickets in three overs. There were brief spurts of a fightback from the lower-order, but the damage which that middle-order collapse had inflicted proved irreversible.

47.4
0
Rankin to Wheal, out Caught by Niall O Brien!! Stunner from Niall O'Brien to snap Scotland's threat. He was moving towards the leg-side and was wrong-footed when the edge was found. But he leaps across and grabs it with his outstretched right hand. Wheal c Niall O Brien b Rankin 14(10) [4s-3]

Rankin to Wheal, THAT'S OUT!! Caught!!

47.4
1
Rankin to Wheal, wide, banged in short, loops over Wheal's head. Wide for height. Some pressure showing on Ireland
47.3
4
Rankin to Wheal, FOUR, forget about the single, he's nailed this through the covers after making some room. Rankin tried following him but couldn't cramp him up enough
47.2
0
Rankin to Wheal, no run, goes over off-stump through to the keeper. Good length ball, probably held its line a touch to beat Wheal's outside edge. He's swinging in vain here, would be better off taking a single
47.1
0
Rankin to Wheal, no run, back of a length delivery outside off, big swish from Wheal but no contact
46.6
6
Murtagh to Mark Watt, SIX, well well, can Scotland still do it? The way Watt is batting, it can't be ruled out totally. Another clean strike down the ground as Murtagh delivers it right in the slot
46.5
1
Murtagh to Wheal, 1 run, clears the front leg and drives to mid-off
46.4
1
Murtagh to Mark Watt, 1 run, chopped back onto his pad off the inside edge, the ball drops dead on the crease and they take the single. Wheal makes it home even as Murtagh sidefoots it onto the stumps
46.3
6
Murtagh to Mark Watt, SIX, goes all the way. Short ball which seemed to climb on Watt, but he stood tall and whacked it over square leg
46.2
1
Murtagh to Wheal, 1 run, back of a length delivery at the stumps, swiped away to long leg
46.1
1
Murtagh to Mark Watt, 1 run, short of length delivery on middle, pulled through mid-wicket

Tim Murtagh [8.0-3-35-2] is back into the attack

45.6
4
Rankin to Wheal, FOUR, desperate effort in the deep, with Simi Singh throwing himself across for the catch. But Wheal's pull just about evades him. Handy runs these when it comes to the NRAJ
45.5
0
Rankin to Wheal, no run, short of length delivery, bounces over Wheal's attempted pull
45.4
1
Rankin to Mark Watt, 1 run, driven back past Rankin who takes some of the pace off with his fingertips, mid-off tidies up
45.3
4
Rankin to Mark Watt, FOUR, clears the front leg and drills this full ball over mid-off
45.2
0
Rankin to Mark Watt, no run, appeal for leg-before as Watt plays across the line, it's pitched outside leg though
45.1
0
Rankin to Mark Watt, no run, makes room and slogs, gets a thick inside edge onto his boot

Boyd Rankin [8.0-0-49-3] is back into the attack

44.6
1
Barry McCarthy to Mark Watt, 1 run, miscued off the toe-end, was probably long-off's catch but Kevin O'Brien pretty much stalled there as he saw short cover charging back for it. In the end, neither of them get even close
44.5
2
Barry McCarthy to Mark Watt, 2 runs, slower ball on leg, gently clipped through mid-wicket. Fielder has to run in from the boundary, they come back for two
44.4
1
Barry McCarthy to Wheal, leg byes, 1 run, slanted in on leg, rushes onto Wheal's pad before he can clip it away
44.3
4
Barry McCarthy to Wheal, FOUR, full ball wide of off, sliced away over backward point. Excellent timing first up

Bradley Wheal, right handed bat, comes to the crease

44.2
0
Barry McCarthy to Chris Sole, out Caught by Niall O Brien!! Steps out but quickly finds himself taking evasive action as McCarthy follows him with a short ball. Left his bat hanging though, and spoons it right off the splice to the keeper. Chris Sole c Niall O Brien b Barry McCarthy 7(8) [4s-1]

Barry McCarthy to Chris Sole, THAT'S OUT!! Caught!!

44.1
0
Barry McCarthy to Chris Sole, no run, dabbed to backward point, Sole looks for the single but is sent back. Would have been gone with a direct-hit
43.6
1
Andy McBrine to Chris Sole, 1 run, driven back over McBrine, who sticks out his left hand but the ball doesn't stick
43.5
2
Andy McBrine to Chris Sole, 2 runs, drilled to long-off, fumble from Balbirnie allows them to come back for two
43.4
0
Andy McBrine to Chris Sole, no run, punched to the left of the bowler who slides to stop
43.3
4
Andy McBrine to Chris Sole, FOUR, dances down and beautifully lofts it back. Wasn't even close to the pitch, but he still went through it with such conviction
43.2
0
Andy McBrine to Chris Sole, no run, punched back to McBrine
43.1
1
Andy McBrine to Mark Watt, 1 run, flat on off, clipped to long-on

Andy McBrine [8.0-0-32-0] is back into the attack

42.6
0
Barry McCarthy to Chris Sole, no run, low full toss on off, driven to mid-off

Chris Sole, right handed bat, comes to the crease

42.5
0
Barry McCarthy to Safyaan Sharif, out Bowled!! Slower leg-cutter off the back of the hand, Sharif thought it was sitting up to be pulled away but the ball dipped late and knocked over off-stump. That ends his resistance. Safyaan Sharif b Barry McCarthy 34(39) [4s-2 6s-1]

Barry McCarthy to Safyaan Sharif, THAT'S OUT!! Bowled!!

42.4
1
Barry McCarthy to Mark Watt, 1 run, slower length ball on off, steered through backward point. They think of a second, but decide against it
42.3
0
Barry McCarthy to Mark Watt, no run, slower off-cutter, driven to short cover
42.2
0
Barry McCarthy to Mark Watt, no run, flamboyant drive on the up but straight to mid-off
42.1
0
Barry McCarthy to Mark Watt, no run, slower ball at the stumps, blocked

Barry McCarthy [7.0-0-36-0] is back into the attack

41.6
1
Rankin to Mark Watt, 1 run, back of a length on leg, clipped to fine leg
41.5
1
Rankin to Safyaan Sharif, 1 run, back of a length on off, clipped through mid-wicket
41.4
1
Rankin to Mark Watt, 1 run, down the leg-side, helps it down to fine leg
41.3
1
Rankin to Safyaan Sharif, 1 run, back of a length on off, nudged through mid-wicket
41.2
2
Rankin to Safyaan Sharif, 2 runs, glanced off the hips between fine leg and long leg
41.1
0
Rankin to Safyaan Sharif, no run, back of a length delivery on off, blocked
40.6
4
Murtagh to Mark Watt, FOUR, creams this half-volley through extra-cover, lovely timing from Watt
40.5
1
Murtagh to Safyaan Sharif, 1 run, slower back of length delivery outside off, cut to sweeper cover
40.4
0
Murtagh to Safyaan Sharif, no run, back of a length delivery at the stumps, blocked
40.3
4
Murtagh to Safyaan Sharif, FOUR, full ball, Sharif clears the front leg to it and lifts it over mid-off. Enough timing to get to the boundary
40.2
1
Murtagh to Mark Watt, 1 run, full ball pushed across off, sliced off the edge to third man

Mark Watt, left handed bat, comes to the crease

40.1
0
Murtagh to Berrington, out Bowled!! That should be the game for Ireland. Berrington probably misjudged the length there, or maybe it stayed a touch low. Whatever the case, it sneaks under his attempted pull and shatters the stumps, and Scotland's hopes along with it. Berrington b Murtagh 44(62) [4s-3 6s-1]

Murtagh to Berrington, THAT'S OUT!! Bowled!!

39.6
1
Rankin to Berrington, 1 run, squares him up with a ball which straightens off the pitch, squirted off the edge to third man
39.5
0
Rankin to Berrington, no run, short of length delivery, sits up for Berrington who pulls hard but straight to short mid-wicket
39.4
1
Rankin to Safyaan Sharif, 1 run, big mix-up in the running, but McBrine misses with his throw. Patted to short cover, Berrington comes charging out when there was clearly no run there. Sharif stuttered briefly after coming a few steps down, but he had to oblige to Berrington's call who is Scotland's best hope here. He was miles out. Could the fielder have taken more time, and perhaps passed it onto the bowler? Maybe
39.3
2
Rankin to Safyaan Sharif, 2 runs, short of length at the body, swivels and pulls wide of fine leg
39.2
0
Rankin to Safyaan Sharif, no run, backs away and swings hard, beaten. Completely lost his shape there
39.1
0
Rankin to Safyaan Sharif, no run, short of length delivery outside off, dabbed to point

Boyd Rankin [6.0-0-39-3] is back into the attack

38.6
1
Murtagh to Safyaan Sharif, 1 run, clears his front leg, flat-bats this back of length delivery hard to long-on
38.5
1
Murtagh to Berrington, 1 run, short of length, slaps the pull to deep mid-wicket
38.4
0
Murtagh to Berrington, no run, hacks it to short mid-wicket, no timing
38.3
0
Murtagh to Berrington, no run, charges down but doesn't find the room he's seeking. Works it to short mid-wicket
38.2
4
Murtagh to Berrington, FOUR, he's starting to build some momentum here, burying some of these loose deliveries. Short of length around the waist, pulled away to the backward square leg boundary
38.1
0
Murtagh to Berrington, no run, good length ball on off, pushed to mid-off
37.6
1
Barry McCarthy to Berrington, 1 run, driven to long-on
37.5
6
Barry McCarthy to Berrington, SIX, picks the bones out of this slower ball. 108kph, Berrington bends his knees and clobbers the slog-sweep over deep mid-wicket
37.4
1
Barry McCarthy to Safyaan Sharif, leg byes, 1 run, back of a length delivery on leg, skids onto Sharif's thigh pad before rolling into the on-side
37.3
1
Barry McCarthy to Berrington, 1 run, slower leg-cutter at the stumps, punched to mid-off
37.2
1
Barry McCarthy to Safyaan Sharif, 1 run, back of a length delivery outside off, steered through point
37.1
1
Barry McCarthy to Berrington, 1 run, swishes hard at a slower ball, can only slice it up off the outside half over cover. Just a single to the deep

Drinks are on the field now! Highly unlikely that Scotland chase this down, unless Berrington pulls off something special.

36.6
4
Murtagh to Safyaan Sharif, FOUR, another slower short ball, Sharif gets hold of this one. He swings into the pull shot and dispatches it to the backward square boundary
36.5
0
Murtagh to Safyaan Sharif, no run, blocked from the crease
36.4
2
Murtagh to Safyaan Sharif, 2 runs, loopy bounce on this slower short ball, Sharif helps the pull fine. Good sliding stop from fine leg
36.3
1
Murtagh to Berrington, 1 run, smacks the pull hard, on the bounce to deep mid-wicket
36.2
0
Murtagh to Berrington, no run, deceived him with the slower ball as he charged out, almost chips a return catch off the leading edge. On the half-volley to Murtagh who bent low in his followthrough with his right hand
36.1
0
Murtagh to Berrington, no run, good length ball on off, defended to cover

Tim Murtagh [5.0-3-12-1] is back into the attack

35.6
0
Barry McCarthy to Safyaan Sharif, no run, overpitched on off, squeezed to short cover
35.5
1
Barry McCarthy to Berrington, 1 run, belts the pull away, but almost holes out. It goes on the bounce to deep mid-wicket
35.4
1
Barry McCarthy to Safyaan Sharif, 1 run, slower short of length delivery outside off, slapped to sweeper cover
35.3
1
Barry McCarthy to Berrington, 1 run, full length at the stumps, punched to long-on
35.2
1
Barry McCarthy to Safyaan Sharif, 1 run, slower back of length delivery, clipped wide of mid-wicket
35.1
0
Barry McCarthy to Safyaan Sharif, no run, length ball close to the stumps, Sharif makes room and swings hard but slices it towards mid-off

Barry McCarthy [5.0-0-22-0] is back into the attack

34.6
1
Simi Singh to Safyaan Sharif, 1 run, pushed down the ground to long-off
34.5
1
Simi Singh to Berrington, 1 run, swept away to deep backward square
34.4
0
Simi Singh to Berrington, no run, flat trajectory, Berrington goes back and defends to Singh
34.3
1
Simi Singh to Safyaan Sharif, 1 run, turns it wide of short mid-wicket
34.2
0
Simi Singh to Safyaan Sharif, no run, punched back to the bowler. They're not tossing it up to Sharif after that six
34.1
0
Simi Singh to Safyaan Sharif, no run, flat length ball outside off, chopped to short third man
33.6
0
Andy McBrine to Berrington, no run, sharp from Wilson at short mid-wicket to prevent it from going through
33.5
1
Andy McBrine to Safyaan Sharif, 1 run, no timing on the slog, drags it off the inside half to long-on
33.4
0
Andy McBrine to Safyaan Sharif, no run, pushed through flat at the stumps, blocked back
33.3
1
Andy McBrine to Berrington, 1 run, gets away with the half-tracker, pulled straight to deep mid-wicket
33.2
1
Andy McBrine to Safyaan Sharif, 1 run, camps back and punches to long-off
33.1
1
Andy McBrine to Berrington, 1 run, flicked wide of short mid-wicket
32.6
1
Simi Singh to Berrington, 1 run, works it off the pads through mid-wicket
32.5
0
Simi Singh to Berrington, no run, punched to short mid-wicket
32.4
2
Simi Singh to Berrington, 2 runs, leans back to make the room and cuts it wide of sweeper cover, Kevin O'Brien cuts it off
32.3
1
Simi Singh to Safyaan Sharif, 1 run, punched down the ground to long-off
32.2
1
Simi Singh to Berrington, 1 run, flat on off, defended in front of point
32.1
0
Simi Singh to Berrington, no run, driven to short cover
31.6
6
Andy McBrine to Safyaan Sharif, SIX, muscles it over long-on. It was in the arc for Sharif and he swung powerfully through the line
31.5
0
Andy McBrine to Safyaan Sharif, no run, slides back and cuts to backward point
31.4
0
Andy McBrine to Safyaan Sharif, no run, gets forward and defends to mid-off
31.3
0
Andy McBrine to Safyaan Sharif, no run, defended back
31.2
0
Andy McBrine to Safyaan Sharif, no run, defended from the crease
31.1
0
Andy McBrine to Safyaan Sharif, no run, goes back and punches it to McBrine

Andy McBrine [6.0-0-22-0] is back into the attack

30.6
1
Simi Singh to Safyaan Sharif, 1 run, driven down to long-on
30.5
0
Simi Singh to Safyaan Sharif, no run, goes back to a length ball and defends, Niall O'Brien lets the batsman know he had misread the length
30.4
0
Simi Singh to Safyaan Sharif, no run, played back down the pitch

Safyaan Sharif, right handed bat, comes to the crease

30.3
0
Simi Singh to Leask, out Caught by Murtagh!! Seemed to have hit it well, but it's got more height than distance. What happened was that his bat-face opened up on impact, and rather than hitting it through mid-wicket - which was the idea - Leask sliced it down towards long-on. The chase is off the rails. Leask c Murtagh b Simi Singh 2(8)

Simi Singh to Leask, THAT'S OUT!! Caught!!

30.2
0
Simi Singh to Leask, no run, goes back deep and drives down to Singh
30.1
1
Simi Singh to Berrington, 1 run, floated up outside off, defended through point
29.6
1
Rankin to Berrington, 1 run, back of a length on middle and leg, nudged into mid-wicket
29.5
4
Rankin to Berrington, FOUR, hops back and pulls this short of length ball well in front of square, where there's no one protecting
29.4
0
Rankin to Berrington, no run, back of a length delivery outside off, stabbed to short cover
29.3
0
Rankin to Berrington, no run, slanted in on leg, Berrington fails to tickle it away and it deflects off his pad to O'Brien
29.2
1
Rankin to Leask, 1 run, good length ball aiming for the top of off, skewed off the inside half towards mid-on
29.1
0
Rankin to Leask, no run, full length ball outside off, Leask goes too hard on the drive, mistimes it to cover
28.6
0
Simi Singh to Berrington, no run, looks to punch through the covers but gets a thick edge towards backward point
28.5
0
Simi Singh to Berrington, no run, turned to short mid-wicket
28.4
1
Simi Singh to Leask, 1 run, driven to long-on
28.3
0
Simi Singh to Leask, no run, goes right back and blocks
28.2
1
Simi Singh to Berrington, 1 run, nudges it into the vacant cover-point region
28.1
0
Simi Singh to Berrington, no run, turned to short mid-wicket
27.6
0
Rankin to Leask, no run, short of length delivery outside off, whizzes past Leask as he slashes at it
27.6
1
Rankin to Leask, wide, sails over Leask's attempted hook, just took off from the pitch. Excellent one-handed take from Niall O'Brien, leaping to his left
27.5
0
Rankin to Leask, no run, pushed to short cover

Michael Leask, right handed bat, comes to the crease

27.4
0
Rankin to Craig Wallace, out Caught&Bowled!! Bizarre from Wallace, handing Rankin his third wicket in the last three overs. He hopped to the leg-side and went through with a flat-batted swipe after Rankin banged it in short. Probably got done in for pace, chipped it straight back. Scotland collapsing. Craig Wallace c and b Rankin 6(6)

Rankin to Craig Wallace, THAT'S OUT!! Caught&Bowled!!

27.3
1
Rankin to Berrington, 1 run, tucked away behind square
27.2
0
Rankin to Berrington, no run, short of length delivery on off, Berrington jumps back and blocks
27.1
0
Rankin to Berrington, no run, back of a length delivery on off, blocked from the crease
26.6
1
Simi Singh to Berrington, 1 run, punched down to long-on
26.5
0
Simi Singh to Berrington, no run, wasn't close to the pitch with this drive, mistimes it to mid-off. Wanted to go through cover, but it came off the inside half
26.4
0
Simi Singh to Berrington, no run, whipped to short mid-wicket
26.3
0
Simi Singh to Berrington, no run, played back down the pitch
26.2
1
Simi Singh to Craig Wallace, 1 run, pulls the length back as Wallace advances, the line allows him to conveniently work it through square leg
26.1
0
Simi Singh to Craig Wallace, no run, flat on off-stump, punched back down the pitch
25.6
0
Rankin to Berrington, no run, short of length delivery outside off, guided to point
25.5
3
Rankin to Craig Wallace, 3 runs, low full toss on the pads, duly flicked away through mid-wicket. There's no one there, comfortable three
25.4
0
Rankin to Craig Wallace, no run, short of length delivery outside off, Wallace pokes and misses
25.3
2
Rankin to Craig Wallace, 2 runs, full ball on leg-stump, flicked uppishly but wide of the fielder at square leg

Craig Wallace, right handed bat, comes to the crease

25.2
0
Rankin to Munsey, out Caught by Niall O Brien!! Another one for Rankin, and Scotland are now in quite a bit of bother. Back of length, definitely too close to cut for Munsey who goes for it nonetheless and edges it behind. Could have been first slip's catch, but Niall O'Brien dives in front of him and snaffles it with both hands. What a turnaround for Rankin. Munsey c Niall O Brien b Rankin 1(6)

Rankin to Munsey, THAT'S OUT!! Caught!!

25.1
0
Rankin to Munsey, no run, length ball on off, Munsey defends with his front leg out of the way
24.6
1
Simi Singh to Munsey, 1 run, touch short and that allows Munsey to punch it towards cover and scamper across for a single
24.5
0
Simi Singh to Munsey, no run, good ball! Slightly slower in the air and Munsey stays in his crease to defend
24.4
0
Simi Singh to Munsey, no run, too full, jammed into the off-side
24.3
0
Simi Singh to Munsey, no run, drives a full ball to short cover

A slip in place for the new batter

24.2
1
Simi Singh to Berrington, 1 run, flat ball on middle and leg, Berrington works it to deep square leg
24.1
0
Simi Singh to Berrington, no run, the non-turner just outside off and Berrington misses the cut

George Munsey, left handed bat, comes to the crease

23.6
0
Rankin to Coetzer, out Bowled!! This is a huge wicket and Rankin has the final laugh. He was taken to the cleaners by Coetzer in his opening spell. Knocks him over now and Ireland are truly back in the game. Good length delivery that kept coming in with the angle. The key here was he attacked the stumps. Coetzer hops to push it on the off-side and misses. Might have kept a touch low, misses the edge and crashes into the stumps. Coetzer b Rankin 61(70) [4s-7 6s-1]

Rankin to Coetzer, THAT'S OUT!! Bowled!!

23.5
0
Rankin to Coetzer, no run, driven with a high back-lift straight to cover
23.4
1
Rankin to Berrington, 1 run, full again, tapped in front of mid-on
23.3
1
Rankin to Coetzer, 1 run, too straight. Full ball straying on the pads, flicked away to deep backward square leg
23.2
0
Rankin to Coetzer, no run, slants in a length ball on the stumps, blocked from the crease
23.1
0
Rankin to Coetzer, no run, back of a length delivery, Coetzer jumps and defends it down the pitch towards mid-on

Boyd Rankin [2.0-0-24-0] is back into the attack

22.6
0
Simi Singh to Berrington, no run, looked to run it down to third man, but Berrington is late to open his bat-face. The ball dies down just adjacent to the keeper
22.5
0
Simi Singh to Berrington, no run, wristy drive to the left of short mid-wicket, who makes a sliding stop
22.4
1
Simi Singh to Coetzer, 1 run, Coetzer is back and across to work this off-break to deep mid-wicket
22.3
1
Simi Singh to Berrington, 1 run, flighed outside off, Berrington crouches low and pushes it through point
22.2
0
Simi Singh to Berrington, no run, shorter ball, punched to the right of Simi Singh, who makes a diving stop
22.1
1
Simi Singh to Coetzer, 1 run, flat in trajectory, on-driven to long-on
21.6
3
Andy McBrine to Coetzer, 3 runs, spinning down leg, tickles away fine and the man at 45 has to run back to hunt that down. Three more to the tally
21.5
0
Andy McBrine to Coetzer, no run, driven firmly to the left of the bowler, who dives and parries it to mid-off
21.4
1
Andy McBrine to Berrington, 1 run, an uppish clip off the front foot. Placed well wide of mid-wicket for an easy single
21.3
1
Andy McBrine to Coetzer, 1 run, quick, flat and full, Coetzer is well equipped to sweep it behind square leg
21.2
1
Andy McBrine to Berrington, 1 run, slides in a full ball on middle and leg, wristed to square leg
21.1
4
Andy McBrine to Berrington, FOUR, clean strike! Flighted delivery from McBrine, but in the process overpitches. Berrington comes forward and thumps it over mid-off
20.6
0
Simi Singh to Coetzer, no run, pushed to mid-wicket off the back foot
20.5
1
Simi Singh to Berrington, 1 run, punches down the ground and Simi Singh doesn't stop it in his followthrough
20.4
0
Simi Singh to Berrington, no run, slower ball, bunted to mid-wicket
20.3
1
Simi Singh to Coetzer, 1 run, punched to long-on
20.2
0
Simi Singh to Coetzer, no run, quicker delivery, played back to the bowler
20.1
0
Simi Singh to Coetzer, no run, full length ball and Coetzer has drilled it back to the bowler. The keeper is the only one to appeal for a caught&bowled. Everyone else were convinced that it was a bump ball. The umpires decide to go up. Definitely hit the ground. Easy one for the TV umpire. Niall O'Brien sports a smile as 'NOT OUT' flashes on the giant screen

Third umpire called. NOT OUT

19.6
0
Andy McBrine to Berrington, no run, Niall O'Brien goes up for a caught-behind appeal as Berrington misses the tickle againt this ball spinning down leg. Might have brushed the thigh pad
19.5
0
Andy McBrine to Berrington, no run, drives an off-break straight to mid-off
19.4
0
Andy McBrine to Berrington, no run, drifting in on middle, full in length, clipped to mid-wicket
19.3
0
Andy McBrine to Berrington, no run, turning in from a length, blocked
19.2
1
Andy McBrine to Coetzer, 1 run, swings his bat hard does Coetzer as he toe-ends the drill to long-on
19.1
0
Andy McBrine to Coetzer, no run, swept off the inside half to short fine leg
18.6
0
Simi Singh to Berrington, no run, forward block
18.5
0
Simi Singh to Berrington, no run, driven to the left of the bowler

Richie Berrington, right handed bat, comes to the crease

Drinks!

18.4
0
Simi Singh to MacLeod, out Caught by Andy Balbirnie!! In the air and taken just inside the boundary rope. Flat ball on the stumps, MacLeod gets down on a knee and nails the slog-sweep. However, doesn't get the required elevation and holes out to deep square leg. Andrew Balbirnie caught it and moved to his left. Did he make any contact with the boundary cushion? The fielder is certain that it's a clean catch. After looking at various replays, the third umpire rules it OUT. Balbirnie was inches away from the rope. The partnership has been broken and the dangerous man departs. MacLeod c Andy Balbirnie b Simi Singh 21(34) [4s-1 6s-1]

Simi Singh to MacLeod, THAT'S OUT!! Caught!!

18.3
4
Simi Singh to MacLeod, FOUR, cheeky and effective! A little bit of width outside off on this flat and quick ball, MacLeod deftly reverse-sweeps it very fine. Trickles away into the fence
18.2
1
Simi Singh to Coetzer, 1 run, comes forward and drives all along the ground to long-on
18.1
0
Simi Singh to Coetzer, no run, quick half-tracker down leg, pulled straight to short fine leg. Had he placed it couple of inches either way, that'd have been a boundary
17.6
1
Andy McBrine to Coetzer, 1 run, short of length, Coetzer dinks to long-on
17.5
0
Andy McBrine to Coetzer, no run, defended back to the bowler
17.4
0
Andy McBrine to Coetzer, no run, wristed to mid-wicket
17.3
1
Andy McBrine to MacLeod, 1 run, shorter in length, punched to long-on
17.2
1
Andy McBrine to Coetzer, 1 run, pushed through quicker by Andy McBrine, Coetzer defends it to short mid-wicket off the inside edge and scampers across for a quick single. Brings up Coetzer's fifty!
17.1
0
Andy McBrine to Coetzer, no run, tossed up around off, Coetzer presses forward in defence
16.6
0
Simi Singh to MacLeod, no run, blocked back to Simi Singh
16.5
0
Simi Singh to MacLeod, no run, quick off-break, defended off the top portion of the bat
16.4
6
Simi Singh to MacLeod, SIX, in the air and just over the fielder in the deep. Flat ball outside off, MacLeod goes for the booming sweep and gets a top-edge on it. But, luckily travels all the way and the man at deep backward square leg can only watch it sail over his head
16.3
1
Simi Singh to Coetzer, 1 run, quicker ball and Coetzer is late to close his bat-face. The leading edge goes towards point
16.2
0
Simi Singh to Coetzer, no run, slow, flighted offie, pushed back to the bowler
16.1
0
Simi Singh to Coetzer, no run, off-break on off, defended back to Simi Singh

Simi Singh, comes into the attack

15.6
0
Andy McBrine to MacLeod, no run, premeditated shot. MacLeod moves across to sweep and misses as the ball scoots under his blade
15.5
1
Andy McBrine to Coetzer, 1 run, turning in on leg, worked through mid-wicket
15.4
0
Andy McBrine to Coetzer, no run, straighter lines, defended with a straight bat
15.3
0
Andy McBrine to Coetzer, no run, turns in from a length and Coetzer looks to play against the turn. Gets an inside edge and the ball dies down adjacent to him
15.2
0
Andy McBrine to Coetzer, no run, pushed back to the bowler
15.1
1
Andy McBrine to MacLeod, 1 run, tossed up delivery, MacLeod takes it on the full and sweeps it to deep backward square leg
14.6
1
Barry McCarthy to MacLeod, 1 run, caresses the drive against a full ball to sweeper cover
14.5
2
Barry McCarthy to MacLeod, 2 runs, walks across and clips it through mid-wicket. The partnership between the duo is now 50!
14.4
1
Barry McCarthy to Coetzer, 1 run, hurriedly pulls a shortish ball down to long-on
14.3
2
Barry McCarthy to Coetzer, 2 runs, short-and-wide outside off, cut away through point for a couple more
14.2
0
Barry McCarthy to Coetzer, no run, length ball on the stumps, Coetzer hops and blocks
14.1
0
Barry McCarthy to Coetzer, no run, short of length delivery, driven on the up to short cover
13.6
0
Andy McBrine to MacLeod, no run, quicker, flatter and on the stumps, defended back to McBrine
13.5
1
Andy McBrine to Coetzer, 1 run, this one's been dragged down and Coetzer heaves it straight to deep mid-wicket, who takes it on the bounce
13.4
0
Andy McBrine to Coetzer, no run, flatter ball, punched to mid-wicket
13.3
1
Andy McBrine to MacLeod, 1 run, fuller ball, MacLeod gets low and brooms it behind square leg
13.2
0
Andy McBrine to MacLeod, no run,
13.1
1
Andy McBrine to Coetzer, 1 run, nudged to mid-wicket
12.6
1
Barry McCarthy to Coetzer, 1 run, in the air and dropped! Full and slower ball outside off, Coetzer is early into the lofted drive and gets a fat outside off edge that flies towards third man. Rankin runs in and bends low, but couldn't get his hands underneath the ball. Good effort from the tall man
12.5
0
Barry McCarthy to Coetzer, no run, Coetzer, with a high-backlift, clips a full ball to mid-wicket
12.4
0
Barry McCarthy to Coetzer, no run, too full, driven to mid-off
12.3
0
Barry McCarthy to Coetzer, no run, walks forward to drive and inside-edges it. Short mid-wicket cuts it off
12.3
1
Barry McCarthy to Coetzer, wide, sliding down leg and beats Coetzer's extravagant flick
12.2
1
Barry McCarthy to MacLeod, 1 run, straighter line and MacLeod bunts it towards mid-on
12.1
0
Barry McCarthy to MacLeod, no run, length ball on off and middle, pushed back to the bowler

Barry McCarthy [3.0-0-13-0] is back into the attack

11.6
1
Andy McBrine to MacLeod, 1 run, dragged down, MacLeod helps it on its way to backward square leg
11.5
0
Andy McBrine to MacLeod, no run, wow! Wilson has made three successive superb stops. McBrine should be thankful. The fuller ball was driven and Wilson at mid-wicket dived full length to his left and saved a single
11.4
0
Andy McBrine to MacLeod, no run, and again. Wilson, at mid-wicket slides to his right to save runs for his team. It was a length ball and MacLeod wanted to work it to deep mid-wicket
11.3
0
Andy McBrine to MacLeod, no run, another punch off the back foot. The mid-wicket fielder dives to his left and stops
11.2
1
Andy McBrine to Coetzer, 1 run, turning in from a shortish length, punched to long-on
11.1
1
Andy McBrine to MacLeod, 1 run, short of a length, jabbed to deep mid-wicket

Andy McBrine, right-arm off break, comes into the attack

10.6
2
Kevin O Brien to Coetzer, 2 runs, the keeper is up now and O'Brien hurls a full ball, Coetzer mistimes the slog over mid-wicket. The mid-on fielder runs back and pulls the ball into play and thereby keeps the batsmen down to a couple
10.5
6
Kevin O Brien to Coetzer, SIX, unbelievable shot! He's timed it incredibly well. A gentle back of a length delivery from KOB and Coetzer walked down the track and employed the pick-up shot over deep mid-wicket. Got it off the meat of the bat and it sails deep into the stands
10.4
1
Kevin O Brien to MacLeod, 1 run, shorter in length and too straight in line, MacLeod walks across to work it around the corner
10.3
0
Kevin O Brien to MacLeod, no run, pitched up delivery, driven to mid-off off the front foot
10.3
1
Kevin O Brien to MacLeod, wide, slips one down the leg-side
10.2
1
Kevin O Brien to Coetzer, 1 run, gets on top of the bounce on this back of a length delivery to punch it to sweeper cover
10.1
1
Kevin O Brien to MacLeod, 1 run, pats the short of length delivery wide of off to sweeper cover and finally gets off the mark

Kevin O Brien, right-arm fast medium, comes into the attack

9.6
0
Rankin to Coetzer, no run, length ball outside off and Coetzer drives away from the body. The outside edge runs away to the left of backward point, who makes a diving stop
9.5
4
Rankin to Coetzer, FOUR, hat-trick of fours! Rankin isn't learning. Loads of width outside off on this short of length delivery and Coetzer punches it away through covers. Quick hands!
9.4
4
Rankin to Coetzer, FOUR, well in front of square this time. Similar length and Coetzer again hops to crack it through extra cover
9.3
4
Rankin to Coetzer, FOUR, Coetzer goes aerial and that's a superb shot. Back of a length delivery wide of off. Rankin's height means there's a bit of extra bounce. Coetzer uses all of them to cut it over point with both his feet off ground
9.2
0
Rankin to Coetzer, no run, another push-drive to mid-off
9.1
0
Rankin to Coetzer, no run, back of a length delivery, Coetzer hops and pushes it to mid-off
8.6
0
Murtagh to MacLeod, no run, MacLeod taps the length ball on the off-side, can't find the gap and hence can't find his first run
8.5
0
Murtagh to MacLeod, no run, fraction fuller and MacLeod shuffles across to on-drive. Finds mid-on
8.4
0
Murtagh to MacLeod, no run, walks across a long way and in the process gets cramped for room. Can only blunt it on the leg-side
8.3
0
Murtagh to MacLeod, no run, 119kph length ball, MacLeod defends with soft hands and the ball lands adjacent to him. Can't steal a run
8.2
0
Murtagh to MacLeod, no run, slightly fuller and MacLeod drives it to cover
8.1
0
Murtagh to MacLeod, no run, good length ball, defended from the crease
7.6
4
Rankin to Coetzer, FOUR, third boundary off the over! Another glorious shot from Coetzer. Limited feet movement, but how well he timed on this occasion. Stands tall and punches a back of a length delivery between mid-off and cover. Hit on the rise
7.5
0
Rankin to Coetzer, no run, short of length delivery, defended from the crease
7.4
0
Rankin to Coetzer, no run, a peach! Good comeback from Rankin. Short of a good length ball around off and Coetzer hops in his crease to defend it. Bit of extra bounce as well and the ball whizzed past the outside edge
7.3
4
Rankin to Coetzer, FOUR, short ball angled in on off, Coetzer hops and elevates it over first slip with an upper-cut
7.2
0
Rankin to Coetzer, no run, back of a length delivery on the ribs, nudged into the leg-side
7.1
4
Rankin to Coetzer, FOUR, shot! What a way to greet the new bowler. Stands tall and drives a good length delivery down the ground to the left of the bowler. Mid-off was too wide and the ball runs away into the fence. High elbow

Boyd Rankin, right-arm fast medium, comes into the attack

6.6
0
Murtagh to MacLeod, no run, MacLeod walks forward and across to employ the off-drive. Can't beat mid-off
6.5
0
Murtagh to MacLeod, no run, too full and MacLeod drives it to mid-off
6.4
0
Murtagh to MacLeod, no run, short of length delivery just outside off, cross-batted pat to cover
6.3
0
Murtagh to MacLeod, no run, full and angling in on the stumps, driven to mid-on
6.2
0
Murtagh to MacLeod, no run, fuller than a good length wide of off, left alone

Calum MacLeod, right handed bat, comes to the crease

6.1
0
Murtagh to Matthew Cross, out Caught by Wilson!! Edged and taken! A sharp catch taken and Murtagh finds the breakthrough. Cross plays a high-risk shot and perishes. A fullish ball around off, Cross looks to hoick it across the line and gets a fat outside edge. The ball might have straightened a tad. Wilson at first slip flies to his left and snaffles with both hands. Matthew Cross c Wilson b Murtagh 18(24) [4s-2]

Murtagh to Matthew Cross, THAT'S OUT!! Caught!!

5.6
0
Barry McCarthy to Coetzer, no run, pacy full ball on the pads and McCarthy gets away with that as Coetzer is late on his flick. Hits his front boot
5.5
0
Barry McCarthy to Coetzer, no run, pushes a length ball to cover
5.4
4
Barry McCarthy to Coetzer, FOUR, reaches out for this wide-ish ball outside off and goes after that with a hard slash. Makes good contact and beats backward point to his left. The third man fielder puts in a dive, but in vain
5.3
1
Barry McCarthy to Matthew Cross, 1 run, steered to third man
5.2
4
Barry McCarthy to Matthew Cross, FOUR, beautiful shot! The fuller length ball wasn't a half-volley by any means. Cross offered a straight bat to check-drive it between the bowler and the diving mid-off fielder. Exquisite timing
5.1
0
Barry McCarthy to Matthew Cross, no run, short of length delivery outside off, Cross wants to waft it away, can't make contact
4.6
0
Murtagh to Coetzer, no run, shortish ball that decks away and Coetzer wanted to drive it over the in-field, probably over mid-off. Beaten comprehensively and the keeper flings the ball to try a run-out. Misses the target and Coetzer was anyway in
4.5
0
Murtagh to Coetzer, no run, punches this short of length delivery and beats short cover, but the backing up mid-off fielder puts in a dive to save a boundary
4.4
3
Murtagh to Matthew Cross, 3 runs, uppish drive, but in the gap. Fuller ball, Cross comes forward and creams the drive between short cover and cover for a triple
4.3
2
Murtagh to Matthew Cross, 2 runs, short and wide at 121kph, Cross waits for the ball on the back foot and fiercely back-cuts it wide of a diving backward point fielder. Rankin runs across from third man and puts in a dive to stop the boundary
4.2
1
Murtagh to Coetzer, 1 run, jogs down the track and looks to hoick across the line. The ball trims the inside edge and rolls down to fine leg
4.1
0
Murtagh to Coetzer, no run, plants his front leg across and middles the drive. Hit straight to short cover
3.6
2
Barry McCarthy to Matthew Cross, 2 runs, opens the face at the point of impact and steers an in-angling delivery to third man
3.5
0
Barry McCarthy to Matthew Cross, no run, similar ball and Cross is happy to lift his bat up
3.4
0
Barry McCarthy to Matthew Cross, no run, another play-and-a-miss. Short of a fuller length delivery wide of off, Cross goes after with an angled bat. Goes over the bat and settles into the mitts of the keeper
3.3
0
Barry McCarthy to Matthew Cross, no run, curling away outside off, Cross chases it with hard hands and misses
3.2
0
Barry McCarthy to Matthew Cross, no run, fraction shorter and Cross pats it to backward point
3.1
0
Barry McCarthy to Matthew Cross, no run, top ball! 135kph short of a good length delivery that angles in and holds its line outside off. Cross looks to punch and gets beaten on the outside edge. No feet movement from the batsman on that occasion
2.6
1
Murtagh to Matthew Cross, leg byes, 1 run, drifting down the leg-side and Cross misses the tickle. Off the pad and the ball rolls towards backward square leg
2.5
0
Murtagh to Matthew Cross, no run, drops this good length ball in front of cover and looks for a quick single. Rightly decides against it
2.4
0
Murtagh to Matthew Cross, no run, angled in on middle and leg, Cross stays back in his crease to stonewall
2.3
2
Murtagh to Matthew Cross, 2 runs, comes on the front foot and push-drives a fuller ball thorough covers for a brace
2.2
0
Murtagh to Matthew Cross, no run, Cross gets slightly squared up by this length ball that straightens a tad after pitching. Hits the top of the bat and dies down on the off-side
2.1
4
Murtagh to Matthew Cross, FOUR, first boundary of the innings. Seam-up delivery from a short of length, Cross stands tall and opens his bat-face at the point of impact to punch it through covers. Good timing
1.6
0
Barry McCarthy to Coetzer, no run, 130kph shortish ball outside off, Coetzer tries the upper-cut, misses
1.5
0
Barry McCarthy to Coetzer, no run, goes too hard on the drive and loses his shape in the process. Fuller ball on the stumps, Coetzer mistimes the on-drive to mid-on
1.4
0
Barry McCarthy to Coetzer, no run, swing and a miss. Good length ball wide of off and Coetzer throws his bat hard at it, misses
1.3
0
Barry McCarthy to Coetzer, no run, McCarthy further shortens his length and that's been defended off the splice
1.2
0
Barry McCarthy to Coetzer, no run, short of length and just outside off, Coetzer sans any feet movement throws his bat at it on the drive. Finds cover
1.1
2
Barry McCarthy to Coetzer, 2 runs, McCarthy starts with a bouncer and Coetzer hurriedly pulls it behind square on the leg-side. The fine leg fielder runs across to cut it off

Barry McCarthy, right-arm medium, comes into the attack

0.6
0
Murtagh to Matthew Cross, no run, a maiden! Good, tight over from Murtagh. Another in-angling delivery from a good length, Cross looks to drive and is beaten on the inside edge. Gets hit on the thigh pad
0.5
0
Murtagh to Matthew Cross, no run, fraction fuller, Cross walks across to offers a straight bat and defend it down the pitch
0.4
0
Murtagh to Matthew Cross, no run, nips in a touch and Cross's bottom hand comes off the handle as he blocks that off the inside half of the bat
0.3
0
Murtagh to Matthew Cross, no run, on a good length and attacking the stumps, defended back to the bowler
0.2
0
Murtagh to Matthew Cross, no run, straight ball from a short of length and Cross is late to bring his bat down, gets hit high around the thigh region
0.1
0
Murtagh to Matthew Cross, no run, starts with a gentle outswinger outside off, Cross taps it on the off-side

Matthew Cross and Coetzer are at the crease. Matthew Cross is on strike. Murtagh will open the attack