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Ireland vs West Indies (T20)

Match Status- Match Ended, Venue - R.Premadasa Stadium, Colombo,, Date - 24/09/2012, Toss won by - West Indies
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Commentary (Ireland innings)

That's all we have for today. Do join us tomorrow for the last group stage match. Until then, good bye!

Unfortunately the match is abandoned and West Indies will go through the super 8s due to better NRR. The target was less as such and West Indies had the hard-hitters to chase down any total. West Indies along with Australia are through from Group B.

It has started raining again, the covers are on. We might have a delay for the run chase.

Ireland finish with 129/6 in their allotted 19 overs. The West Indies bowlers did a good job and this could be an easy chase for them. The Irish batsmen got starts but failed to get a decent total. Gayle picked up two wickets and Edwards, Rampaul, Sammy and Narine got one wicket each. Join us a in a while for the chase..

18.6 R Rampaul to N Jones, Fullish outside off, Jones drives it through covers and picks up a run. 129/6

18.5 R Rampaul to T Johnston, Outside off, the batsman plays it towards point and takes a single. 128/6

18.4 R Rampaul to T Johnston, Full toss outside off, Johnston drives it through mid off and picks up a single. 127/6

18.3 R Rampaul to T Johnston, Outside off, Johnston tries to play to the off side but fails to put his bat on the ball. 125/6

18.2 R Rampaul to T Johnston, Fullish outside off, Johnston guides it towards third man for a couple. 125/6

18.1 R Rampaul to N Jones, Yorker! Jones hits it down the ground for a single. 123/6

17.6 S Narine to N Jones, Caught at long on! Lofts it straight towards the long on fielder. Good catch by Pollard, single taken. 122/6

Free hit coming up!

17.6 S Narine to N Jones, No ball! Quicker and full on middle, Jones drives it back to the bowler. The umpire signals a no ball for overstepping. 121/6

17.5 S Narine to T Johnston, Comes down the track and lofts it over mid on for a single. 120/6

17.4 S Narine to T Johnston, Wide outside off, the batsman leaves it alone. 119/6

17.3 S Narine to N Jones, Drives it through mid on and picks up a single. 119/6

17.2 S Narine to N Jones, SIX! Superb shot! On middle and off, Jones hammers it over mid-wicket. The ball goes all the way into the stands. Great shot that, its not easy to hit six against Narine. 118/6

17.1 S Narine to N Jones, Outside off, Jones rocks and punches it to covers. 112/6

Narine back on.

16.6 R Rampaul to N Jones, Full outside off, Jones dabs it past point for a single. 112/6

16.5 R Rampaul to T Johnston, Outside off, Johnston slashes it hard over point for a single. 111/6

16.4 R Rampaul to N Jones, Shortish on middle, Jones pulls it away to mid-wicket for a single. 110/6

16.3 R Rampaul to N Jones, Outside off, Jones drives it straight to the mid off fielder. 109/6

16.2 R Rampaul to N Jones, Length delivery on middle, Jones flicks it away past square leg and takes a couple. 109/6

Nigel Jones walks out to bat.

16.1 R Rampaul to K O'Brien, OUT! Bowled! Fullish around off, O'Brien walks across to play to the leg side but misses it completely and the ball removes the off stump. Rampaul gets a wicket. Ireland 107/6. 107/6

Rampaul back on.

15.6 C Gayle to T Johnston, SIX! Great shot! On middle, Johnston lofts it over mid on. Times it well and the ball goes all the way over the ropes for a maximum. 107/5

15.5 C Gayle to K O'Brien, Fullish on middle, O'Brien sweeps it to the leg side and takes a run. 100 up for Ireland! 101/5

15.5 C Gayle to K O'Brien, Wide! Full down the leg side. The umpire signals a wide. 100/5

15.4 C Gayle to T Johnston, On middle, Johnston lofts it past mid on for a single. 99/5

15.3 C Gayle to K O'Brien, Sweeps it away towards short fine leg for a run. 98/5

15.2 C Gayle to T Johnston, Flicks it away to the leg side for a single to get off the mark. 97/5

Trent Johnston walks to bat.

15.1 C Gayle to N O'Brien, OUT! Bowled! Yorker! Niall goes for the push to covers but gets beaten and the ball hits the stumps as he is a bit late to bring his bat down. Gayle sneaks another wicket. 96/5

14.6 F Edwards to K O'Brien, SIX! Wonderful shot! Full outside off at 139.2 kph, Kevin hammers it straight down the ground. The long off fielder just can watch the ball sailing over him. 96/4

14.5 F Edwards to K O'Brien, Short of a length delivery on middle, Kevin gives himself some room and goes for the pull but misses it completely and fails to connect his bat on the ball. 90/4

14.4 F Edwards to N O'Brien, Full outside off, Niall drives it towards mid on and picks up a single. 90/4

14.3 F Edwards to N O'Brien, Landed just outside off, Niall punches it to covers and can't find the gap once again. 89/4

14.2 F Edwards to N O'Brien, Length delivery around off, Niall pushes it to point. 89/4

14.1 F Edwards to K O'Brien, Outside off, Kevin lofts it towards long on for a single. 89/4

Edwards back on.

13.6 C Gayle to K O'Brien, Full down the leg side, Kevin tries to play to the leg side but gets struck on the pads. The ball rolls on to the on side and the batsmen pick up a leg bye. 88/4

13.5 C Gayle to N O'Brien, Flighted outside off, Niall drives it towards mid on for a single. 87/4

13.4 C Gayle to N O'Brien, Outside off, Niall pushes it to covers and picks up a couple. 86/4

13.3 C Gayle to K O'Brien, Fullish length, Kevin drives it towards mid on and takes one. 84/4

13.2 C Gayle to N O'Brien, Plays it to mid-wicket and takes a single. 83/4

13.1 C Gayle to K O'Brien, Fullish down the leg side, Kevin gives himself some room but misses it and gets struck on the pads. The batsmen pick up a leg bye. 82/4

12.6 A Russell to K O'Brien, Low full toss on off, Kevin drives it straight down the ground towards mid on for a single. 81/4

12.6 A Russell to K O'Brien, Wide! Bowls down the leg side, Kevin still goes after it. The umpire signals a wide. 80/4

12.5 A Russell to K O'Brien, Slower delivery, Kevin tries to play to the leg side but gets struck on the pads. 79/4

12.4 A Russell to K O'Brien, Shortish outside off, Kevin goes for the pull but misses the line of the delivery and fails to connect his bat on the ball. 79/4

12.3 A Russell to K O'Brien, Fullish on middle, Kevin flicks it away towards square leg for a couple. 79/4

12.2 A Russell to N O'Brien, On middle, Niall works it down the leg side and takes a single. 77/4

12.1 A Russell to N O'Brien, SIX! Top edge! Short of a length delivery on middle, Niall goes for the pull. Gets a top edge and the ball flies over the fine leg region for a maximum. 76/4

11.6 C Gayle to K O'Brien, Outside off, Kevin drives it to mid on. 70/4

11.5 C Gayle to K O'Brien, Flighted outside off, Kevin drives it towards mid off. 70/4

Kevin O'Brien walks in to bat.

11.4 C Gayle to G Wilson, OUT! Gayle strikes! Fullish outside off, Wilson goes for the drive but gets a faint outside edge. The keeper takes the catch and appeals. The umpire signals it out and Gayle starts his celebration. 70/4

11.3 C Gayle to N O'Brien, Punches it through mid on this time for another single. 70/3

11.2 C Gayle to N O'Brien, Outside off, O'Brien plays it towards cover-point for a single. 69/3

11.1 C Gayle to N O'Brien, Flighted outside off, O'Brien punches it to covers for a couple. 67/3

Chris Gayle into the attack.

10.6 A Russell to G Wilson, FOUR! Nice shot! Outside off, Wilson comes down the track and lofts it towards extra covers. Times it well and gets a boundary. 65/3

10.5 A Russell to N O'Brien, Slower one around off, O'Brien defends it to covers and takes a quick single. 61/3

10.4 A Russell to G Wilson, Shortish again, Wilson pulls it to deep mid-wicket for a single. 60/3

10.3 A Russell to N O'Brien, Drives it through mid off and picks up a run. 59/3

10.2 A Russell to G Wilson, Shortish on middle, Wilson pulls it away towards deep mid-wicket and takes a single. 58/3

10.1 A Russell to G Wilson, Bit fullish outside off, Wilson defends it back to the bowler. 57/3

Andre Russell into the attack.

9.6 S Narine to G Wilson, Shortish on middle, Wilson scoops it towards fine leg for a single. 57/3

9.5 S Narine to G Wilson, Outside off, Wilson fails to put his bat on the ball. 56/3

9.4 S Narine to G Wilson, FOUR! Nicely played! Fullish on middle, Wilson guides it delicately towards fine leg and the ball races away to the boundary rope. 56/3

9.3 S Narine to N O'Brien, On middle, O'Brien plays it towards mid-wicket for a single. 52/3

9.2 S Narine to G Wilson, On middle and off, Wilson works it down the leg side and takes a single. 51/3

9.1 S Narine to G Wilson, Flighted outside off, Wilson rocks back and tries to cut but misses it and gets beaten. 50/3

8.6 D Sammy to G Wilson, Pushes it towards covers and picks up a single to keep the strike. 50 up for West Indies! 50/3

8.5 D Sammy to N O'Brien, Outside off, O'Brien cuts it away towards deep backward point for single. 49/3

8.4 D Sammy to G Wilson, Shortish on middle again, Wilson tries to pull but gets an inside edge onto his pads. The ball goes towards fine leg, single taken. 48/3

8.3 D Sammy to N O'Brien, Length delivery around off, O'Brien pushes it to covers and takes a run. 47/3

8.2 D Sammy to G Wilson, Shortish on middle, Wilson pulls it away towards deep sqaure leg for a single. 46/3

8.1 D Sammy to N O'Brien, On middle and leg, O'Brien dabs it towards short mid-wicket and takes a quick single. 45/3

7.6 S Narine to G Wilson, Comes on his front foot and defends it into the ground. 44/3

7.5 S Narine to N O'Brien, On middle and off, O'Brien flicks it away towards mid-wicket for a run. 44/3

7.4 S Narine to G Wilson, Flighted around off, Wilson drives it towards mid on for a single. 43/3

7.3 S Narine to G Wilson, Fullish outside off, Wilson defends it to the off side. 42/3

7.2 S Narine to G Wilson, Stays back in his crease and defends watchfully. 42/3

7.1 S Narine to G Wilson, Landed just outside off, the ball goes the other way. Wilson tries to defend but fails to put his bat on the ball. 42/3

6.6 D Sammy to G Wilson, Landed outside off, Wilson plays it towards point and picks up a single. 42/3

6.5 D Sammy to G Wilson, Goes for the pull again but misses it this time and gets beaten. 41/3

6.4 D Sammy to G Wilson, FOUR! Short of a length delivery on middle, Wilson goes for the pull but the ball is struck on the wrist and goes just over the keeper's head and races away to the boundary rope. 41/3

6.3 D Sammy to G Wilson, Outside off, Wilson tries to play to the off side but gets an inside edge onto his pads. 37/3

Gary Wilson comes out to bat.

6.2 D Sammy to P Stirling, OUT! Shortish on middle, Stirling rocks back and goes for the pull. But miscues it and the ball goes high up in the air. Gayle gets underneath at square leg and takes the catch. 37/3

6.1 D Sammy to P Stirling, Outside off, Stirling lofts it over covers for a couple. 37/2

5.6 S Narine to P Stirling, On middle and off, Stirling comes forward and drives uppishly towards short mid on and picks up a single. 35/2 in the Powerplay! 35/2

5.5 S Narine to N O'Brien, Drives it through mid on for a single. 34/2

5.4 S Narine to N O'Brien, Flighted outside off, O'Brien drives it to mid on. 33/2

Niall O'Brien walks in next.

5.3 S Narine to Ed Joyce, OUT! Narine strikes! Fullish on middle and leg, Joyce goes for the sweep but misses the line of the delivery. The ball goes straight and strikes the stumps. Ireland 33/2. 33/2

5.2 S Narine to Ed Joyce, Another play and a miss outside off. 33/1

5.1 S Narine to Ed Joyce, Beaten! On middle, spinning away from the batsman. Joyce tries to play to the on side but gets beaten. 33/1

Sunil Narine into the attack.

The players are coming back on the field. Revised playing conditions - 19-overs-per-side game.

The covers are coming off now. The umpires are having a chat, probably some good signs. The ground staff doing their work. Hopefully this time play to resume soon..

Oh dear... it is raining again and the covers are back on. Stay tuned...

Some good news, the covers are coming off. Hopefully the play will resume soon.

The covers are coming on now. The players are leaving the field. May be heavy rains expected and almost whole ground covered now.

4.6 D Sammy to P Stirling, On middle and leg, Stirling tries to play the scoop but misses and gets struck on the pads. 33/1

4.5 D Sammy to Ed Joyce, On middle, Joyce gives himself some room and flicks it away to the leg side for a single. 33/1

4.4 D Sammy to P Stirling, Outside off, Stirling plays it towards point for a single. 32/1

4.3 D Sammy to P Stirling, FOUR! Consecutive boundaries! Outside off, Stirling slaps it over the cover-point region. Times it well and the ball races away towards the boundary rope. 31/1

4.2 D Sammy to P Stirling, FOUR! Cracking shot! Fullish outside off, Stirling slashes it over covers and gets a boundary. 27/1

4.1 D Sammy to P Stirling, On middle, Stirling defends it towards mid-wicket. 23/1

Darren Sammy into the attack.

3.6 R Rampaul to Ed Joyce, Length delivery around off, Joyce punches it towards covers. 23/1

3.5 R Rampaul to Ed Joyce, Outside off, Joyce tries to play to the off side but gets an inside edge onto his pads. 23/1

3.4 R Rampaul to Ed Joyce, Guides it towards third man, Charles does a misfield and allows a couple. 23/1

It's drizzling. The ground staff is ready with covers.

3.3 R Rampaul to Ed Joyce, Shortish outside off, Joyce goes after that one but misses the line of the delivery and fails to connect his bat on the ball. 21/1

3.2 R Rampaul to Ed Joyce, Comes on his front foot and defends it watchfully. 21/1

3.1 R Rampaul to Ed Joyce, FOUR! Well played! Shortish on middle and off, Joyce rocks back and punches it towards the cover-point gap. Russell chase it but fails to stop the ball at the boundary rope. 21/1

2.6 F Edwards to P Stirling, On middle and off, Stirling comes forward to push to the leg side but misses and gets struck on the pads. 17/1

2.5 F Edwards to P Stirling, Length delivery around off, Stirling drives it to covers. 17/1

2.4 F Edwards to P Stirling, Pushes it uppishly towards sweeper cover and picks up a couple. 17/1

2.3 F Edwards to P Stirling, Another shortish length delivery, Stirling goes for the hook but gets beaten. 15/1

2.2 F Edwards to P Stirling, FOUR! Edged! Short of a length delivery around off, Stirling goes for the pull but gets a top edge. The ball flies over the third man and races away towards the boundary rope. 15/1

2.1 F Edwards to Ed Joyce, Shortish length on middle, Joyce pushes it towards fine leg for a single. 11/1

1.6 R Rampaul to P Stirling, Outside off, Stirling pushes it straight to the cover fielder. 10/1

1.5 R Rampaul to P Stirling, Beaten! Full outside off, Stirling tries to defend but misses the line of the delivery and gets beaten by the away swing. Appeal from the bowler for caught behind but the umpire is not interested. 10/1

1.4 R Rampaul to Ed Joyce, Good length delivery around off, Joyce guides it towards third man and takes a single. 10/1

1.3 R Rampaul to Ed Joyce, On middle, Joyce defends it towards mid on. 9/1

1.2 R Rampaul to Ed Joyce, Good length delivery around off, Joyce defends it to covers. 9/1

1.1 R Rampaul to P Stirling, Length delivery on middle, Stirling dabs it to the on side and takes a single. 9/1

Ravi Rampaul to bowl from the other end.

0.6 F Edwards to Ed Joyce, Play and a miss! Full outside off, Joyce goes after it but gets beaten. 8/1

0.5 F Edwards to Ed Joyce, FOUR! Almost chops it on! Length delivery around off, Joyce tries to play to the off side but gets an inside edge and the ball races away to the boundary rope towards the fine leg fence. 8/1

0.4 F Edwards to Ed Joyce, Landed outside off, Joyce lets it go through. 4/1

0.3 F Edwards to Ed Joyce, Wide outside off, left alone. 4/1

0.2 F Edwards to Ed Joyce, FOUR! Edged! Fullish outside off, Joyce drives but gets an outside edge. The ball goes through the third man region and races away to the boundary rope. 4/1

Ed Joyce walks in to bat.

0.1 F Edwards to W Porterfield, OUT! Bowled! First ball, lethal yorker from Edwards. Porterfield couldn't play that one as the ball went on to hit the stumps. Terrific start for West Indies. 0/1

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