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  • 2012 ICC World Twenty20

    Australia vs Ireland - Match 2

    September 19, 2012, 8:00PM AET R.Premadasa Stadium, Colombo

    Match Status: Completed
    Australia won by 7 wickets

  • Australia 3/ 125 (15.1)
  • Ireland 7/ 123 (20.0)
  • Ireland won the toss and elected to bat
  • Graph
  • Current Run Rate: 8.24
BatsmenRB4s6sS/R
CL White*221930115.79
GJ Bailey681075.00
This Partnership:30 Runs From 25 Balls (R/R: 7.20)

BowlersOMRWEcon
GH Dockrell*3.103119.79
KJ O'Brien3.001816.00

Last 5 overs:
Latest Commentary (View More)

16th Over
Thanks for joining us, standby by India v Afghanistan which is coming up shortly.
So a very comfortable win for Australia. With seven wickets left and 29 balls left - it was comprehensive. Shane Watson is confirmed as Man of the Match for his excellent bowling and fine half century.
Over 15.1: Dockrell to White, FOUR, leans forward and chips one over wide long and the match ends with Australia home with 7 wickets in hand
15th Over
Over 14.6: KJ O'Brien to Bailey, no run, slower ball, aims for the big hit and misses, the ball shaving the stumps. AUS 3/121 (Bailey 6, White 18)
Over 14.5: KJ O'Brien to White, one run, short, plays off the back foot to deep point
Over 14.4: KJ O'Brien to White, two runs, slower ball, drives past the bowler to long on
Over 14.3: KJ O'Brien to White, FOUR, drops short, steps inside it and hooks it away to long leg
Over 14.2: KJ O'Brien to White, no run, full, drives to mid off and sets off, then changes his mind
Over 14.1: KJ O'Brien to White, FOUR, shortish, lifts a pull shot over mid wicket to reach the boundary for the first time tonight
14th Over
Over 13.6: Rankin to Bailey, FOUR, short, gets the pull shot away very nicely - just 14 to win now. AUS 3/110 (Bailey 6, White 7)
Over 13.5: Rankin to White, leg bye, leg side, worked off the pads - again no contact with the bat
Over 13.4: Rankin to Bailey, one run, short, pulls it away to deep square leg
Over 13.3: Rankin to Bailey, no run, leans back and cuts to point
Over 13.2: Rankin to White, leg bye, tries to work to leg, takes the pad
Over 13.1: Rankin to White, no run, defends off the back foot into the covers
13th Over
Over 12.6: KJ O'Brien to Bailey, no run, guides a length ball to backward point - 21 to win off the last 7 overs. AUS 3/103 (Bailey 1, White 7)
Over 12.5: KJ O'Brien to White, one run, wide, cracked off the back foot to deep cover point
Over 12.4: KJ O'Brien to White, no run, short, aims a pull shot and misses
Over 12.3: KJ O'Brien to White, two runs, worked off the pads to deep square leg
Over 12.2: KJ O'Brien to White, no run, works a full ball off his pads to mid wicket
Over 12.1: KJ O'Brien to White, no run, defends off the back foot to mid off
12th Over
Over 11.6: Rankin to Bailey, no run, short, aims to pull and gets an underedge onto his pad. AUS 3/100 (Bailey 1, White 4)
Over 11.5: Rankin to White, one run, DROPPED, short, is beaten for pace as he tried to pull off the front foot - Johnston dives with his right hand and the chance goes down
Over 11.4: Rankin to White, no run, comes forward in very careful defence
Over 11.3: Rankin to White, wide, a very short bouncer, which is left alone
Over 11.3: Rankin to Bailey, one run, forces off the back foot to Kevin O'Brien who fumbles it
Over 11.2: Rankin to Bailey, no run, defends off the back foot
Over 11.1: Rankin to White, two runs, short, pulls away through mid wicket - in fact White fails to drop the bat in and only get two instead of three
11th Over
Over 10.6: KJ O'Brien to Hussey, no run, OUT, comes forward, takes the pad first before it hits the middle of the bat - a big shout from the bowler and he must go. AUS 3/95 (Hussey 10, White 1)
Over 10.5: KJ O'Brien to White, one run, worked off the pads away through square leg
Over 10.4: KJ O'Brien to White, no run, comes forward in defence to the bowler
Over 10.3: KJ O'Brien to Hussey, one run, drives to mid off and takes on the fielder
Over 10.2: KJ O'Brien to Hussey, two runs, leg side, worked off the pads to long leg and Hussey rushes back for a couple
Over 10.1: KJ O'Brien to Watson, no run, OUT, plays away behind point, the throw comes in from Johnston to the bowlers end and he has him short with throw - Australia 2/91
10th Over
Over 9.6: Dockrell to Hussey, two runs, leg side, sweeps it away behind square leg - 14 off the over, a tough learning curve there for Dockrell. AUS 1/91 (Watson 51, Hussey 7)
Over 9.5: Dockrell to Watson, one run, drives hard to long on
Over 9.4: Dockrell to Watson, SIX, short, lifts him over mid wicket into the crowd and brings up his 50 from just 28 balls with 3 sixes and 5 fours
Over 9.3: Dockrell to Watson, FOUR, short, pulls over the bowlers head - long on can't get there in time
Over 9.2: Dockrell to Hussey, one run, chops away to point and takes on the fielder - the throw misses, had Joyce hit Watson was short of his ground
Over 9.1: Dockrell to Hussey, no run, aims a sweep, takes him on the pad but it pitched well outside leg
9th Over
Over 8.6: Stirling to Watson, SIX, short, goes onto the back foot and hammers it over mid wicket - it clears the fence, 13 off the over. AUS 1/77 (Watson 40, Hussey 4)
Over 8.5: Stirling to Watson, FOUR, leg side, hammers a sweep shot to the deep square leg fence
Over 8.4: Stirling to Hussey, one run, well tossed up, drives to wide long on
Over 8.3: Stirling to Watson, one run, beats him the flight, pops up a tough chance to the bowler
Over 8.2: Stirling to Watson, no run, slog sweeps hard on the bounce to mid wicket
Over 8.1: Stirling to Hussey, one run, drives out to deep cover point
8th Over
Over 7.6: Dockrell to Hussey, one run, defends slowly towards point. AUS 1/64 (Watson 29, Hussey 2)
Over 7.5: Dockrell to Hussey, no run, pushes at one outside off and misses
Over 7.4: Dockrell to Watson, one run, leans forward and pushes it into a gap at square leg
Over 7.3: Dockrell to Hussey, one run, full, drives to long on
Over 7.2: Dockrell to Watson, one run, leans back and forces it away through cover point
Over 7.1: Dockrell to Warner, no run, OUT, advances and hits it flat and hard to deep mid wicket - well caught out there by Kevin O'Brien
7th Over
Over 6.6: Cusack to Warner, one run, full, drives to long off. AUS 0/60 (Warner 26, Watson 27)
Over 6.5: Cusack to Warner, no run, plays back at one that lifts a bit off a length
Over 6.4: Cusack to Warner, FOUR, leg side, worked off the pads behind square leg - 1000 T20 runs for Warner
Over 6.3: Cusack to Watson, one run, guides one off the stumps to 3rd man
Over 6.2: Cusack to Warner, one run, forces off the back foot to wide long off
Over 6.1: Cusack to Warner, no run, leg side, worked off the pads to mid wicket
6th Over
Over 5.6: Dockrell to Warner, three runs, short, hammers a cut away through the covers - just saved inside the rope.. AUS 0/53 (Warner 20, Watson 26)
Over 5.5: Dockrell to Watson, one run, leans back and cuts to short 3rd man - 50 up
Over 5.4: Dockrell to Watson, no run, plays back and defends one that turns a bit
Over 5.3: Dockrell to Watson, no run, looks to work to leg, takes the pad
Over 5.2: Dockrell to Warner, one run, drives to long on
Over 5.1: Dockrell to Warner, FOUR, full, drives hard through the cover fielder and it runs away to the fence
5th Over
Over 4.6: Cusack to Watson, no run, shortish, leans back to guide it away - landing well short of 3rd man. AUS 0/44 (Warner 12, Watson 25)
Over 4.5: Cusack to Warner, one run, drives to cover, who knocks it down with his left hand towards mid off
Over 4.4: Cusack to Watson, one run, full, drives to mid off where Rankin dives to his left and makes a good stop
Over 4.3: Cusack to Watson, no run, full, straight ball - worked to short mid wicket
Over 4.2: Cusack to Watson, no run, full, some width - drives to mid off
Over 4.1: Cusack to Warner, leg bye, tries to works to leg - taking the pad
Over 4.1: Cusack to Warner, wide, leg side to start, aims to glance and misses
4th Over
Over 3.6: Johnston to Watson, SIX, leg side, clipped off the pads hard and fast over the rope behind square leg - 19 off the over and 31 off the last couple. AUS 0/40 (Warner 11, Watson 24)
Over 3.5: Johnston to Watson, no run, slower ball, defends into the off side
Over 3.4: Johnston to Watson, FOUR, some width outside off, cracked on the up past cover
Over 3.3: Johnston to Watson, FOUR, short, smashes a pull shot away to the vacant long leg area
Over 3.2: Johnston to Warner, one run, pushes to mid off who is a little deep
Over 3.1: Johnston to Warner, FOUR, full, hammers a cover drive away through the off side
3rd Over
Over 2.6: Rankin to Warner, one run, leans back and works wide of mid on - 12 off the over. AUS 0/21 (Warner 6, Watson 10)
Over 2.5: Rankin to Watson, one run, short, has him in a little bother as he fends it away to 3rd man
Over 2.4: Rankin to Watson, wide, full, down leg side - his 4th wide of the over
Over 2.4: Rankin to Watson, wide, short down the leg side, aims to pull and misses
Over 2.4: Rankin to Watson, no run, comes forward and defends to cover point
Over 2.3: Rankin to Watson, two runs, lofts in the air, just out of the reach of mid on who chased after it
Over 2.2: Rankin to Watson, wide, full and down leg side again, another wide
Over 2.2: Rankin to Watson, wide, leg side, too far and a wide is given
Over 2.2: Rankin to Watson, no run, defends off the back foot out to cover point, 133 kph
Over 2.1: Rankin to Watson, FOUR, leg side, worked off the hip past long leg
2nd Over
Over 1.6: Johnston to Warner, no run, plays back and defends to cover, excellent over. AUS 0/9 (Warner 5, Watson 3)
Over 1.5: Johnston to Watson, one run, leans forward and works wide of mid on
Over 1.4: Johnston to Warner, leg bye, tries to work it to leg, takes the pad
Over 1.3: Johnston to Warner, no run, beats him with a good ball of pace outside off
Over 1.2: Johnston to Warner, no run, goes back in defence to the off side
Over 1.1: Johnston to Watson, one run, defends slowly to mid on
1st Over
Over 0.6: Rankin to Warner, no run, plays off the back foot to cover point. AUS 0/6 (Warner 5, Watson 1)
Over 0.5: Rankin to Warner, FOUR, short, pulls it away over the head of mid on - just enough elevation to get it over the fielder
Over 0.4: Rankin to Watson, one run, leans forward and gets it away to 3rd man
Over 0.3: Rankin to Warner, one run, yorker, worked off the pads away behind square leg
Over 0.2: Rankin to Warner, no run, defends off the back foot out to cover, a fair bit of banter going on at the moment - most of it unnecessary
Over 0.1: Rankin to Warner, no run, tries to work to leg, takes the pad

Australia: David Warner, Shane Watson, Michael Hussey, George Bailey (c), Cameron White, Glenn Maxwell, Matthew Wade, Daniel Christian, Brad Hogg, Mitchell Starc, Patrick Cummins

Ireland: William Porterfield (c), Paul Stirling, Edmund Joyce, Niall O'Brien, Gary Wilson, Kevin O'Brien, Trent Johnston, George Dockrell, Nigel Jones, Rankin WB, Alex Cusack


Umpires: Aleem Dar (PAK), Dharmasena, HDPK (SLA)
Third Umpire: Asad Rauf (PAK)
Match Refree: Madugalle, RS (SLA)

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