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NAM VS IRE Cricket Commentary

Match 1122-Oct-2021

125/820.0 oversRun rate: 6.25
VS
126/218.3 oversRun rate: 6.81
Namibia beat Ireland by 8 wickets
Namibia First innings
David Wiese28 | 14)*
Gerhard Erasmus(53 | 49)
Craig Young3.3|0|33|0
418.318.3: Craig Young to David Wiese, FOUR! Here comes the winning runs. David Wiese racks up the winning runs. A full-length ball, outside off. Wiese puts all his power on this shot. He slashes it over cover. The ball clears the man in the deep and goes into the boundary on a bounce. Emotional scenes for Namibia cricket. The skipper is on his knees. The dugout can't believe it. History has been made by Namibia here. THEY WIN THE GAME BY 8 WICKETS.
118.218.2: Craig Young to Gerhard Erasmus, Slower, full-length ball, on off. Eramus pushes it to mid off for a single.
418.118.1: Craig Young to Gerhard Erasmus, FOUR! Gerhard Erasmus is in a hurry to end things here. Fuller in length, outside off. Erasmus leans in and lifts it over covers for a boundary. He also brings up his half-century in style. A captain's knock by Erasmus.
18 Overs | Runs : 117/2 | Run rate : 6.5
117.717.6: Simi Singh to Gerhard Erasmus, Tossed up, on middle. Erasmus makes room and lifts it over covers for a single. Ireland are chasing the game now, this over has changed the context of the game. 9 runs needed off 12.
117.617.5: Simi Singh to David Wiese, A single now! Short and outside off. Wiese cuts it to backward point for a run.
017.517.4: Simi Singh to David Wiese, Flighted, full and on leg. Wiese pushes it back to the bowler.
017.417.4: Simi Singh to David Wiese, WIDE! Full and sliding down leg. Wiese leaves it alone. Wide called by the umpire.
117.317.3: Simi Singh to Gerhard Erasmus, Flatter and on off. Erasmus pushes it to cover for a single.
617.217.2: Simi Singh to Gerhard Erasmus, SIX! Magnificent strike by Erasmus. He uses his feet really well here. Floated, full and on off. Gerhard Erasmus skips down the track and smokes it over the long off fence for a biggie. Namibia are nearly there.
217.117.1: Simi Singh to Gerhard Erasmus, A couple now! Tossed up, on off. Erasmus makes room and lifts it over extra cover. The ball lands safely. The batters pick two runs.
17 Overs | Runs : 105/2 | Run rate : 6.18
116.616.6: Josh Little to Gerhard Erasmus, Great over by Little. Just 5 runs off it. A full-length ball, outside off. Erasmus guides it to third man for a run. 21 runs needed off 18 balls.
116.516.5: Josh Little to David Wiese, A run a ball, does keep the game interesting at this stage. Full and outside off. Wiese steers it towards third man for another run.
116.416.4: Josh Little to Gerhard Erasmus, Short ball, on middle and leg. Erasmus pulls it to deep square leg for another single.
116.316.3: Josh Little to David Wiese, Full-length ball, on off. Wiese swings his blade hard at it. The ball goes towards mid-wicket and for a single.
116.216.2: Josh Little to Gerhard Erasmus, A length ball, around off, nipping in. Erasmus flicks it to mid-wicket for a single.
016.116.1: Josh Little to Gerhard Erasmus, Swing and a miss! Little comes from 'round the wicket. Back of a length and outside off. Erasmus looks to cut it away but misses.
16 Overs | Runs : 100/2 | Run rate : 6.25
215.615.6: Curtis Campher to David Wiese, Slower and full, outside off. David Wiese lifts it to deep extra cover for a brace. 100 up for Namibia! 26 needed from 24 balls.
015.515.5: Curtis Campher to Gerhard Erasmus, Length ball, on leg. Gerhard Erasmus looks to flick but misses. Gets hit on the pads and the batters take a leg bye. 
115.415.4: Curtis Campher to David Wiese, Fuller in length, on middle, worked to long on for a run.
115.315.3: Curtis Campher to Gerhard Erasmus, Short of a length, on off. Erasmus gets behind the line of the ball and drops it towards point. The batters tee off for a run.
115.215.2: Curtis Campher to David Wiese, Length ball, outside off. David Wiese slashes it to deep point for one. 
115.115.1: Curtis Campher to Gerhard Erasmus, On off, Gerhard Erasmus steps out and flicks it to deep mid-wicket for a single. 
15 Overs | Runs : 93/2 | Run rate : 6.2
114.614.6: Craig Young to Gerhard Erasmus, On a length, on off. Gerhard Erasmus punches it through covers for a single. 33 needed from 30 balls.
014.514.5: Craig Young to Gerhard Erasmus, NOT OUT! Length ball, on off. Gerhard Erasmus looks to defend but misses. The ball goes through the gate to the keeper. Neil Rock and Craig Young appeal for a caught behind but the umpire says no. Ireland take a review. UltraEdge shows a flat line as the ball passes the bat. Gerhard Erasmus survives. The ball brushed the off pole slightly but the bails did not fall off and hence, this will be not out. 
114.414.4: Craig Young to David Wiese, Length ball, outside off. David Wiese works it towards covers for a single now. 
614.314.3: Craig Young to David Wiese, SIX! WHOA! David Wiese is picking up right from where he left off. Young again pitches it short, short enough for David Wiese to hammer it over deep mid-wicket for another biggie. 
614.214.2: Craig Young to David Wiese, SIX! BANG! Short of a length, on off. David Wiese launches this one over deep mid-wicket. The fielder manages to get his hand to it but the ball falls over the ropes. David Wiese has his intentions clear. 
214.114.1: Craig Young to David Wiese, Short of a length, on middle. David Wiese pulls it to deep mid-wicket for a couple of runs. 
14 Overs | Runs : 77/2 | Run rate : 5.5
113.613.6: Curtis Campher to David Wiese, On off, punched to sweeper cover for a single. 
113.513.5: Curtis Campher to Gerhard Erasmus, On a good length, on off. Gerhard Erasmus dabs it towards backward point. Harry Tector quickly collects the ball and has a shy at the striker's end but misses. Had that hit, David Wiese was a goner. 
113.413.4: Curtis Campher to David Wiese, Back of a length, on middle. Wiese hangs back and knocks it to mid on for one. 
113.313.3: Curtis Campher to Gerhard Erasmus, On a length, on off. Gerhard Erasmus works it to long off for a single. 
013.213.2: Curtis Campher to Zane Green, OUT! CAUGHT! Curtis Campher gets the much-needed breakthrough. It is once again Kevin O'Brien who takes a stunner. Curtis Campher bowls it on a good length, on off. Zane Green uses his feet and lifts it towards mid off. He doesn't manage to clear the man and Kevin O'Brien back-pedals, leaps, and takes the catch. Namibia lose their second wicket. 
213.113.1: Curtis Campher to Zane Green, Full and outside off, Zane Green steps out and lofts it towards deep cover for a couple of runs. 
13 Overs | Runs : 71/1 | Run rate : 5.46
412.612.6: Josh Little to Gerhard Erasmus, FOUR! Nicely played! Short of a length, on off. Gerhard Erasmus rocks back and guides it right into the gap between backward point and third man. The ball races away to the boundary. A good over for Namibia. 10 runs from it. 55 more needed from 42 balls. 
012.512.5: Josh Little to Gerhard Erasmus, On a length, on off. Gerhard Erasmus knocks it back to the bowler. 
112.412.4: Josh Little to Zane Green, On leg, Zane Green eases it down to long on for a single. 
012.312.3: Josh Little to Zane Green, Right on the money! Little bowls a yorker, on middle. Zane Green jams it out. 
112.212.2: Josh Little to Gerhard Erasmus, On middle, flicked to deep square leg for a single. Gerhard Erasmus wants the second run but settles for one. 
412.112.1: Josh Little to Gerhard Erasmus, FOUR! There comes the boundary Namibia were looking for. Josh Little bowls it on a length, outside off. Gerhard Erasmus rocks back and cuts it past point. 
12 Overs | Runs : 61/1 | Run rate : 5.08
111.611.6: Simi Singh to Gerhard Erasmus, 7 off this over! Around off, pushed through covers for one. 65 needed in 48 balls! 
211.511.5: Simi Singh to Gerhard Erasmus, On middle and leg, Gerhard Erasmus walks forward and chips this over mid on. They take two again.
011.411.4: Simi Singh to Zane Green, BYE. Tosses this one up, fuller outside off, Zane Green gets low and looks to sweep but misses. The keeper misses too and the batters sneak a bye. 
111.311.3: Simi Singh to Gerhard Erasmus, Just one run this time as GE flicks this through mid-wicket. 
211.211.2: Simi Singh to Gerhard Erasmus, Fuller again, this time around middle and leg, Gerhard Erasmus works this through mid on and they run the first one hard. Come back nicely for the second too. 
011.111.1: Simi Singh to Gerhard Erasmus, Fuller, outside off, GE looks to play the reverse-hit to the off side but fails to connect. 
11 Overs | Runs : 54/1 | Run rate : 4.91
110.610.6: Kevin O'Brien to Gerhard Erasmus, Just 5 off this over! Outside off, slapped to the right of point for one. 
010.510.5: Kevin O'Brien to Gerhard Erasmus, A dot now! Back of a length, on off, punched straight to point. 
110.410.4: Kevin O'Brien to Zane Green, Another pull shot, this time by Green, to the right of deep mid-wicket for a run. 
110.310.3: Kevin O'Brien to Gerhard Erasmus, On a shortish length, around off, Gerhard Erasmus goes back and pumps this to deep mid-wicket for one. 
110.210.2: Kevin O'Brien to Zane Green, On middle, worked through mid on for one more. 
110.110.1: Kevin O'Brien to Gerhard Erasmus, Good-length ball on off, nudged through mid-wicket for a single. 50 up for Namibia! 
10 Overs | Runs : 49/1 | Run rate : 4.9
09.79.6: Simi Singh to Zane Green, Full on off, hit back to Singh. At the halfway stage, Namibia are at 49/1 and need 77 more from 60 balls. 
09.69.6: Simi Singh to Zane Green, WIDE. Down the leg side, the sweep is missed. 
19.59.5: Simi Singh to Gerhard Erasmus, Loopy, outside off, GE steps out and nudges this through mid-wicket. They take one and look for another but they do no go for it in the end. 
29.49.4: Simi Singh to Gerhard Erasmus, Good call for two and they get it! Slower through the air, fuller around off, Gerhard Erasmus works this through mid-wicket. They take the first one quickly and come back for the second. 
19.39.3: Simi Singh to Zane Green, Floated, outside off, punched down to long off for a run. 
19.29.2: Simi Singh to Gerhard Erasmus, GE skips down to this fuller ball and tucks it through mid-wicket for one. 
29.19.1: Simi Singh to Gerhard Erasmus, Good running! Fuller, around off, Gerhard steps out and tucks this through square leg. The skipper wants two and runs hard to complete the second. 
9 Overs | Runs : 41/1 | Run rate : 4.56
18.68.6: Kevin O'Brien to Gerhard Erasmus, Short of a length, around off, punched through point for a run. 
18.58.5: Kevin O'Brien to Zane Green, Width offered outside off, slapped through covers for a single. 
28.48.4: Kevin O'Brien to Zane Green, A touch short, around off this time, Zane Green goes deep in the crease and pulls this to deep mid-wicket for a couple of runs. 
18.38.3: Kevin O'Brien to Gerhard Erasmus, Outside off, on a length, pushed through covers for a single. 
08.28.2: Kevin O'Brien to Gerhard Erasmus, Good-length on off, pushed to covers. 
18.18.1: Kevin O'Brien to Zane Green, Around off, on a length, punched down to long off for one. 
8 Overs | Runs : 35/1 | Run rate : 4.38
07.67.6: Simi Singh to Gerhard Erasmus, Slower through the air, on off. Gerhard Erasmus hangs back and punches it to the right of the bowler. 
07.57.5: Simi Singh to Gerhard Erasmus, Loopy ball, outside off. Gerhard Erasmus dabs it to backward point. 
17.47.4: Simi Singh to Zane Green, Tosses it up, outside off. Green steers it past point for a single. 
07.37.3: Simi Singh to Zane Green, Floats it up, outside off. Driven straight to covers. 
17.27.2: Simi Singh to Gerhard Erasmus, Full and outside off, clipped through mid-wicket for a single. 
07.17.1: Simi Singh to Gerhard Erasmus, Loopy ball, on off. Gerhard Erasmus pushes it back to the bowler. 
7 Overs | Runs : 33/1 | Run rate : 4.71
06.66.6: Kevin O'Brien to Zane Green, Short of a length, on off. Zane Green hops and punches it towards covers. 
46.56.5: Kevin O'Brien to Zane Green, FOUR! Edgy! Good-length ball, outside off. Zane Green looks to drive. The ball goes off the outside edge and races away to the third man fence. 
16.46.4: Mark Adair to Gerhard Erasmus, On a length, on middle. Gerhard Erasmus works it behind square on the leg side for a run. 
06.36.3: Mark Adair to Gerhard Erasmus, Good-length ball, on middle and leg, angling in. Gerhard Erasmus looks to defend but misses. Mark Adair appeals for an LBW but the umpire says no. Ireland do not take a review. They really should have taken it as replays show that the ball would go onto hit the wickets. Gerhard Erasmus is given a new lease of life. 
06.26.2: Mark Adair to Gerhard Erasmus, Good-length ball, on middle. Gerhard Erasmus hangs back and pushes it to cover. 
16.16.1: Mark Adair to Zane Green, On the pads, tucked to deep square leg for a single. 
6 Overs | Runs : 27/1 | Run rate : 4.5
25.65.6: Curtis Campher to Gerhard Erasmus, No, he cannot. Erasmus get off the mark. Full and on the pads. Erasmus clears his front leg and flicks it to mid-wicket. The batters call for two and get two. If the throw from the fielder was better to the bowler, Namibia could've lost another wicket. At the end of the Powerplay, Namibia are 27/1.
05.55.5: Curtis Campher to Gerhard Erasmus, Four dots in a row! A full-length ball, on off. Erasmus drives it to cover. Can Campher make it a wicket-maiden over?
05.45.4: Curtis Campher to Gerhard Erasmus, Length and on middle. Erasmus blocks it out.
05.35.3: Curtis Campher to Gerhard Erasmus, Good length and around off. The ball nips in. Gerhard Erasmus shows the full face of the bat and works it towards mid on.
05.25.2: Curtis Campher to Gerhard Erasmus, Full and on off. Gerhard Erasmus pushes it to cover.
05.15.1: Curtis Campher to Craig Williams, OUT! CAUGHT! Kevin O'Brien takes a blinder. Curtis Campher comes into the attack and gets the big wicket of Craig Williams. A length ball, around middle and leg. Williams hangs back and looks to clear the man at mid on, but he does not get much elevation on it. Kevin O'Brien there leaps and takes a stunning catch. He is up and celebrating. What an important breakthrough. It is a huge blow for Namibia.
5 Overs | Runs : 25/1 | Run rate : 5
24.64.6: Craig Young to Zane Green, On the pads, flicked to deep square leg. The batters pick two easily. Just 4 runs off it.
04.54.5: Craig Young to Zane Green, Great save by Andy Balbirnie. A short ball, on off. Green hangs back and pulls it to mid-wicket. Andy Balbirnie there dives to his left and makes a half-stop.
04.44.4: Craig Young to Zane Green, Good length and on off. Green takes a step forward and blocks it to cover.
04.34.3: Craig Young to Zane Green, A length ball, on the stumps. Green defends it out wacthfully.
24.24.2: Craig Young to Zane Green, A full-length ball, on the pads. Green clips it to deep square leg and picks up a brace.
04.14.1: Craig Young to Zane Green, Green misses out on the full toss. A slower, full toss, outside off. Green slashes it to cover but straight to the man.
4 Overs | Runs : 21/0 | Run rate : 5.25
13.63.6: Mark Adair to Zane Green, A length ball, on the pads. Green tucks it to square leg and takes off for a single. A good over for Namibia. 10 runs off it. They would look to make the most of the Powerplay.
03.53.5: Mark Adair to Zane Green, On a length, outside off. Green stays back and defends it to cover.
13.43.4: Mark Adair to Craig Williams, Back of a length, on off. Williams stays back and pushes it to point for a single.
43.33.3: Mark Adair to Craig Williams, FOUR! In the gap! Outside off, Craig Williams stands up on his toes and punches it through cover-point for a boundary. 
03.23.2: Mark Adair to Craig Williams, Back of a length, on off. Craig Williams punches it towards covers. Paul Stirling dives to his right and makes an excellent stop. Saves a certain boundary. 
43.13.1: Mark Adair to Craig Williams, FOUR! What a shot! Width on offer, outside off. Craig Williams slices it over the covers for a boundary. 
3 Overs | Runs : 11/0 | Run rate : 3.67
12.82.6: Josh Little to Craig Williams, Around middle, Craig flicks this through square leg for one. 
12.72.5: Josh Little to Zane Green, A searing yorker, around off, Green tucks this one towards mid on for a quick single. 
02.62.5: Josh Little to Zane Green, WIDE. A shortish ball, down the leg side, Zane Green looks to pull this one but misses. Wide signalled. 
02.52.4: Josh Little to Zane Green, On a length on off, Green pushes it back to the bowler, who collects the ball and has a shy at the striker's end but misses. 
02.42.3: Josh Little to Zane Green, Good-length ball, outside off. Zane Green looks to punch it on the off side but only manages to toe-end it on the track. 
22.32.2: Josh Little to Zane Green, Fuller and on middle, Green clips it through mid-wicket for a couple of runs. 
02.22.1: Josh Little to Zane Green, Back of a length, on off. Zane Green chops it back to the keeper as he looks to slash it away. 
02.12.1: Josh Little to Zane Green, WIDE! Full and down leg. Green hangs back and looks to flick it away but misses. Wide called.
2 Overs | Runs : 6/0 | Run rate : 3
01.61.6: Craig Young to Craig Williams, On a length, around off. Williams pushes it to covers. The fielder there dives to his right to make a good stop. A great start by Craig Young, just 4 runs off it.
01.51.5: Craig Young to Craig Williams, Around off, pushed to covers.
41.41.4: Craig Young to Craig Williams, FOUR! SHOT! Good use of the feet by Williams. He comes forward to this length ball, on off. He smacks it over the bowler's head and bags a boundary. Craig Williams gets the first boundary of the chase.
01.31.3: Craig Young to Craig Williams, Three dots on the trot! Length ball, around middle and off. Williams defends it back to the bowler.
01.21.2: Craig Young to Craig Williams, Good length and on off. Williams stays on the back foot and pushes it to cover.
01.11.1: Craig Young to Craig Williams, A length ball, on off. Williams stays back and defends it out.
1 Overs | Runs : 1/0 | Run rate : 1
00.60.6: Josh Little to Zane Green, An appeal for lbw but turned down by the umpire. Full length and on leg. Green looks to flick it away but misses. He gets rapped on the pads. Little appeals but the umpire says no. Andy Balbirnie decides to go against the review. A great start by Josh Little, only 1 run off it.
00.50.5: Josh Little to Zane Green, Green gets beaten by pace here. Good-length ball, outside off. Green looks to cut it away but misses.
10.40.4: Josh Little to Craig Williams, Namibia are underway! A full-length ball, outside off. Williams reaches out as he look to slash it through cover. The ball takes the outside edge and goes towards deep backward point. The batters cross for a single.
00.30.3: Josh Little to Craig Williams, Three dots on the trot! A length ball, around off. Williams stays back and taps it to point.
00.20.2: Josh Little to Craig Williams, Full and on off. Williams hangs back and drives it to cover, but could not find the gap.
00.10.1: Josh Little to Craig Williams, A full-length ball, shaping in. Williams comes forward and flicks it to mid-wicket.
Ireland First innings
Simi Singh5 | 4)*
Craig Young(1 | 1)
David Wiese4|0|22|2
319.619.6: David Wiese to Simi Singh, Comedy of errors! So much drama at the end! Another slower ball, outside off. Simi Singh steps out and mistimes it past the bowler. The batters take off for a single. David Wiese collects the ball and underarms the throw at the striker's end. He misses and the ball goes well past the keeper as well. The batters take a run off overthrows. Craig Young hares back for the third run and Simi Singh responds. There was a clear run out chance but the throw from the keeper's end to the bowler's end is way off target. The batters get the third run comfortably at the end and with that, IRELAND FINISH WITH 125/8.
119.519.5: David Wiese to Craig Young, Short of a length, outside off. Craig Young pumps it flat towards deep mid-wicket for a single. 
019.419.4: David Wiese to Simi Singh, OUT! RUN OUT! Back of a length, outside off. Simi Singh advances down the track and looks to slap it on the off side. He only manages to chop it back onto the pitch. The batters take off for a single. David Wiese quickly collects the ball and scores a direct hit at the striker's end. Mark Adair is not even in the frame and has to walk back to the pavilion. 
119.319.3: David Wiese to Mark Adair, Outside off, worked towards extra cover for one. 
119.219.2: David Wiese to Simi Singh, On a length, on middle. Simi Singh charges down the track and punches it through covers for a single. 
119.119.1: David Wiese to Mark Adair, In the blockhole, on middle. Mark Adair drags it down to long on for a single. 
19 Overs | Runs : 118/7 | Run rate : 6.21
118.618.6: JJ Smit to Mark Adair, Full and wide outside off, sliced over wide long off for a single. 
118.518.5: JJ Smit to Simi Singh, On middle, Simi Singh advances down the track and pushes it to long on for one. 
018.418.4: JJ Smit to Neil Rock, OUT! TIMBER! Wickets keep coming for Namibia. Excellent death bowling from JJ Smit. Pitches it full and on off, Neil Rock stays on the leg side and looks to squeeze the yorker to the off side. Gets an under edge and the ball hits the base of the stumps. 
118.318.3: JJ Smit to Mark Adair, Short of a length, on off. Adair punches it through covers. He crosses ends. 
118.218.2: JJ Smit to Neil Rock, Good-length ball, on off. Neil Rock uses his feet and knocks it down to long on. A single. 
218.118.1: JJ Smit to Neil Rock, Fullish and outside off, Neil Rock makes room for himself and drives it through covers. Gets couple of runs. 
18 Overs | Runs : 112/6 | Run rate : 6.22
117.617.6: David Wiese to Neil Rock, Takes the pace off, on off. Neil Rock dabs it to point for a single. 
117.517.5: David Wiese to Mark Adair, On the pads, Adair tucks it to deep square leg for a single. 
017.417.4: David Wiese to Harry Tector, OUT! CAUGHT BEHIND! David Wiese has the last laugh. Back of a length, outside off. Harry Tector hangs back and looks to cut it away. The ball goes off the outside edge and carries it through to the keeper. Zane Green takes the simplest of catches behind the sticks. David Wiese lets out a roar and Namibia are all over Ireland at the moment. 
417.317.3: David Wiese to Harry Tector, FOUR! Welcome boundary for Ireland! Length ball, on off. Harry Tector works it towards deep square leg for a boundary. 
117.217.2: David Wiese to Neil Rock, Slower delivery, outside off. Neil Rock steers it past point for a single. 
117.117.1: David Wiese to Harry Tector, Slower and straighter, Harry Tector bunts it down to long on for one. 
17 Overs | Runs : 104/5 | Run rate : 6.12
016.616.6: Jan Frylinck to Curtis Campher, OUT! TIMBER! Another one bites the dust for Ireland. Good-length ball, on middle and leg, Curtis Campher looks to go for a big one on the leg side. He swings his bat across the line but misses it completely. The ball goes under his willow and shatters the stumps behind him. Jan Frylinck bags his second of the over and is all pumped up. Ireland lose half their side now. With four overs left, how many runs can Ireland add to the total?
016.516.5: Jan Frylinck to Curtis Campher, Full and on the pads, Curtis Campher looks to slog but misses. He gets hit on the pads. 
116.416.4: Jan Frylinck to Harry Tector, Touch fuller on off, Harry Tector steps out and pushes it back to the bowler. Jan Frylinck fumbles and allows a single. 
216.316.3: Jan Frylinck to Harry Tector, On a length, outside off. Harry Tector cuts it to sweeper cover for a brace. 
016.216.2: Jan Frylinck to Harry Tector, Length ball, outside off. Harry Tector swings but misses. 
016.116.1: Jan Frylinck to Andy Balbirnie, OUT! LBW! Boundaries have completely dried up and Ireland are falling apart here. Jan Frylinck bowls it on a length, on off, angling in. Andy Balbirnie gets low and looks to heave it on the leg side but fails to make any connection. Jan Frylinck appeals for an LBW and the umpire raises his dreaded finger. Andy Balbirnie straightaway opts for a review. UltraEdge shows there is no bat involved. Ball Tracking shows all three reds. Ireland lose their fourth wicket and the review as well. 
16 Overs | Runs : 101/4 | Run rate : 6.31
215.615.6: Ruben Trumpelmann to Curtis Campher, On middle, Curtis Campher heaves this one over square leg and the batters are able to take a couple. 
115.515.5: Ruben Trumpelmann to Andy Balbirnie, Around off, on a length, Andy Balbirnie steps out and pushes it back to the bowler. Ruben Trumpelmann collects and has a shy at the striker's end as Andy had stepped out. He hits too but Andy Balbirnie made it back in. The ball richochets to the leg side and the batters take one. 
015.415.4: Ruben Trumpelmann to Andy Balbirnie, On a length, on the body, AB makes room and tucks this towards mid-wicket for one. 
015.315.3: Ruben Trumpelmann to Andy Balbirnie, Short and on the body, Andy makes room and looks to pull but misses. 
215.215.2: Ruben Trumpelmann to Andy Balbirnie, NOT OUT! Andy Balbirnie was safely in. On a length, around off and middle, whipped over mid-wicket this time into the vacant space. The fielder runs to his left, collects the ball and throws it towards the keeper's end and gets a direct hit too, as the batters were coming back for the second run. The TV umpire is called to have a look and replays show that Andy was well in. 
115.115.1: Ruben Trumpelmann to Curtis Campher, That was very slow from Ruben. It loops and takes an eternity to come down, it is very full, around off and Curtis jams this to the off side for one.
15 Overs | Runs : 95/3 | Run rate : 6.33
014.614.6: David Wiese to Andy Balbirnie, What a brilliant over. Good-length on off, Andy plays this to extra cover and looks for one but is sent back. A wicket and a run off this one! 
014.514.5: David Wiese to Andy Balbirnie, Short of a length, around off, coming in, Andy only finds the cover fielder. He is struggling to find the boundaries. 
014.414.4: David Wiese to Andy Balbirnie, Good-length ball on off, pushed gently to the covers. 
114.314.3: David Wiese to Curtis Campher, Fuller, around off, worked through mid on for a single. 
014.214.2: David Wiese to Gareth Delany, OUT! BOWLED 'EM! David Wiese strikes and Delany walks back here. Ireland were struggling to find the boundaries and Delany was looking to up the tempo, but he fails to do so. A poor knock from him and Ireland lose their third. This is served on a length, around off, slower too, it lands and nips in slightly. Gareth Delany steps out and swings across the line but misses and the ball crashes into the wickets behind. 
014.114.1: David Wiese to Gareth Delany, Slower ball, on a length on middle, knocked to the leg side.
14 Overs | Runs : 94/2 | Run rate : 6.71
013.613.6: Bernard Scholtz to Andy Balbirnie, Even with the boundary, just 6 off this one! Fuller, around off, pushed to the cover fielder. 
113.513.5: Bernard Scholtz to Gareth Delany, On the pads, flicked through square leg for a single. 
013.413.4: Bernard Scholtz to Gareth Delany, Flatter, around off, cut to point now. 
013.313.3: Bernard Scholtz to Gareth Delany, On off, defended out. 
113.213.2: Bernard Scholtz to Andy Balbirnie, On the pads, worked through square leg for one. 
413.113.1: Bernard Scholtz to Andy Balbirnie, FOUR! That should break the shackles for Ireland! They really needed this. Floated on middle, Andy Balbirnie gets low and sweeps this behind square leg for a boundary. 
13 Overs | Runs : 88/2 | Run rate : 6.77
212.612.6: JJ Smit to Gareth Delany, Just 4 off the over! Outside off, on a length, this is sliced behind point for a couple of runs. 
112.512.5: JJ Smit to Andy Balbirnie, Punched through covers for a single now. 
012.412.4: JJ Smit to Andy Balbirnie, Short of a length, around middle, Andy makes room and slaps this straight to extra cover. 
012.312.3: JJ Smit to Andy Balbirnie, Short ball, outside off, Andy Balbirnie lines up, looking to slash this away but he only manages an underedge to the keeper. 
112.212.2: JJ Smit to Gareth Delany, Around off, on a length, tucked through mid-wicket for a run. 
012.112.1: JJ Smit to Gareth Delany, Outside off, played late, but straight to short third man. 
12 Overs | Runs : 84/2 | Run rate : 7
111.611.6: Pikky Ya France to Gareth Delany, Tossed up, around off. Delany works it to square leg off the inner half. The batters cross for a single. A good over for Ireland, 9 runs coming off it. They need more overs like this.
111.511.5: Pikky Ya France to Andy Balbirnie, Full and on the pads. Andy Balbirnie tucks it to deep mid-wicket. They take one.
111.411.4: Pikky Ya France to Gareth Delany, Full and on off. Delany pushes it to covers for a single.
111.311.3: Pikky Ya France to Andy Balbirnie, A single as this is worked towards long on.
411.211.2: Pikky Ya France to Andy Balbirnie, FOUR! Into the gap. Andy Balbirnie gets the boundary which will surely release some pressure. Floated, down leg. Balbirnie hangs back and sweeps it past short fine leg and bags a boundary.
111.111.1: Pikky Ya France to Gareth Delany, Tossed up, on the pads. Delany flicks it to mid-wicket for a single.
11 Overs | Runs : 75/2 | Run rate : 6.82
110.710.6: Jan Frylinck to Gareth Delany, Just 4 of this over! The current pair of Ireland is finding it difficult to get going. Full and on off. Delany drives it past extra-cover for a single.
110.610.5: Jan Frylinck to Andy Balbirnie, Good-length ball, outside off, nipping in. Andy Balbirnie stays back and works it towards long on for another single.
110.510.4: Jan Frylinck to Gareth Delany, A full-length ball, on middle. Delany tucks it to mid-wicket for a quick single.
010.410.3: Jan Frylinck to Gareth Delany, Third dot of the over and the pressure is building up now. On a length, on off. Delany plays it back to the bowler.
010.310.3: Jan Frylinck to Gareth Delany, WIDE! A full-length ball, going down leg. Delany looks to flick it away but misses. Wide called.
010.210.2: Jan Frylinck to Gareth Delany, This one stays low. A length ball, around off. Delany hangs back and blocks it to cover.
010.110.1: Jan Frylinck to Gareth Delany, A length ball, on off. Delany defends it out watchfully.
10 Overs | Runs : 71/2 | Run rate : 7.1
09.79.6: Pikky Ya France to Andy Balbirnie, Full and around middle and leg. Andy Balbirnie kneels down and looks to sweep it away but misses. He gets rapped on the pads. Pikky Ya France puts in an extended appeal, but the umpire was not satisfied and the finger stayed low.
09.69.5: Pikky Ya France to Andy Balbirnie, Quicker delivery, on middle. Andy Balbirnie keeps it out. 
09.59.5: Pikky Ya France to Andy Balbirnie, WIDE! Full and sliding down leg. Andy Balbirnie looks to chase it but misses. Wide called.
09.49.4: Pikky Ya France to Andy Balbirnie, Short and on off. Andy Balbirnie cuts it towards point.
09.39.3: Pikky Ya France to Gareth Delany, LEG BYE! A direct hit and Andy Balbirnie was a goner. Darted on the pads. Delany looks to flick but misses. The ball clips the pads and goes square on the leg side. The keeper chases, collects and has a shy at his end but misses. Andy Balbirnie was not even in the frame. In the end they get a leg bye.
09.29.2: Pikky Ya France to Gareth Delany, Full and on off. Gareth Delany defends it to the right of the bowler.
19.19.1: Pikky Ya France to Andy Balbirnie, Tossed up, full and on off. Andy Balbirnie bunts it towards mid on for a single.
9 Overs | Runs : 68/2 | Run rate : 7.56
18.68.6: Jan Frylinck to Andy Balbirnie, Full and outside off, driven to sweeper cover for one. 
08.58.5: Jan Frylinck to Andy Balbirnie, Full and on off. Andy Balbirnie pushes it to cover.
08.48.4: Jan Frylinck to Kevin O'Brien, OUT! CAUGHT! Another set batsman departs for Ireland. Namibia have been on top of Ireland since the Powerplay. Jan Frylinck strikes and picks up his first wicket of the game. A full-length ball, on the pads. Kevin O'Brien hangs back and looks to flick it over the deep square leg fence but he does not manage to get the distance on it. Michael Van Lingen in the deep, comes forward and grabs a good low catch. Namibia are right back in the game.
08.38.3: Jan Frylinck to Kevin O'Brien, A dot now! Good-length ball, around off. Kevin O'Brien stands tall and drives it straight to the man at short extra cover.
18.28.2: Jan Frylinck to Andy Balbirnie, Fuller, outside off, nipping in a bit. Andy Balbirnie stays inside the crease and punches it through covers for a single.
08.18.1: Jan Frylinck to Andy Balbirnie, Good length, on off. Andy Balbirnie comes forward and defends it back to the bowler watchfully.
8 Overs | Runs : 66/1 | Run rate : 8.25
17.67.6: Bernard Scholtz to Andy Balbirnie, Short and on off, Andy Balbirnie makes room for himself and punches it through sweeper cover for a single. 5 runs and a wicket from the over. 
17.57.5: Bernard Scholtz to Kevin O'Brien, Flatter and quicker, on the pads. Kevin O'Brien tucks it on the leg side for one. 
17.47.4: Bernard Scholtz to Andy Balbirnie, Full and on off, Balbirnie pushes it to long off for a single. He gets off the mark straightaway.
17.37.3: Bernard Scholtz to Kevin O'Brien, Flatter delivery, on middle. Kevin O'Brien tucks it on the leg side for a single. 
07.27.2: Bernard Scholtz to Paul Stirling, OUT! TAKEN! Bernard Scholtz gets the breakthrough. Tosses it up nicely, on middle. Paul Stirling shimmies down the track and heaves it towards long on. He gets the height but not the distance. Nicol Loftie-Eaton runs to his right and grabs the catch. Paul Stirling was looking in good touch but has to walk back to the pavilion.
17.17.1: Bernard Scholtz to Kevin O'Brien, Loopy ball, on the leg side. Kevin O'Brien makes room and punches it to long off for one.  
7 Overs | Runs : 61/0 | Run rate : 8.71
16.66.6: JJ Smit to Kevin O'Brien, Length ball, outside off. Kevin O'Brien cuts it off the back foot to sweeper cover. He retains the strike by picking up a single. Six singles off the over! 
16.56.5: JJ Smit to Paul Stirling, Touch fuller this time, on the pads. Paul Stirling works it to through the vacant mid-wicket region for one. 
16.46.4: JJ Smit to Kevin O'Brien, Length ball, on off. Kevin O'Brien stays deep in the crease and guides it to deep point. He crosses ends. 
16.36.3: JJ Smit to Paul Stirling, On a length, on middle. Paul Stirling nudges it to deep square leg for a run. 
16.26.2: JJ Smit to Kevin O'Brien, Good-length ball, around off. Kevin O'Brien steers it towards deep point. He rotates the strike. 
16.16.1: JJ Smit to Paul Stirling, On a good length, on off. Paul Stirling punches it through covers for a single. 
6 Overs | Runs : 55/0 | Run rate : 9.17
15.65.6: Jan Frylinck to Paul Stirling, Outside off, Paul Stirling dabs it down to short third man for a single. End of an excellent Powerplay for Ireland. They are 55/0.
15.55.5: Jan Frylinck to Kevin O'Brien, On a length, on off. Kevin O'Brien dabs it behind point for a single now. This is smart batting from Ireland.
45.45.4: Jan Frylinck to Kevin O'Brien, FOUR! 50 up for Ireland! Length ball, on off. Kevin O'Brien smashes this towards wide long off for another boundary. 
15.35.3: Jan Frylinck to Paul Stirling, Full and on off, pushed towards point for a quick single. 
15.25.2: Jan Frylinck to Kevin O'Brien, Pulls his length back, on off. Kevin O'Brien guides it through backward point for a single. 
45.15.1: Jan Frylinck to Kevin O'Brien, FOUR! Lovely shot! Touch fuller from Jan Frylinck, outside off. Kevin O'Brien leans onto that and lifts it over cover. The ball races away to the boundary. 
5 Overs | Runs : 43/0 | Run rate : 8.6
14.64.6: Ruben Trumpelmann to Kevin O'Brien, Full again, on off. Kevin O'Brien whips it to deep mid-wicket. There is protection in the deep and will only get a single. Another good over for Ireland. 9 runs from it. 
14.54.5: Ruben Trumpelmann to Paul Stirling, Fuller in length, angling in, on middle. Paul Stirling squeezes it to mid on for a run. 
44.44.4: Ruben Trumpelmann to Paul Stirling, FOUR! That is timed beautifully! On a length, around off. Paul Stirling stands tall and thrashes the ball over cover for a boundary. 
24.34.3: Ruben Trumpelmann to Paul Stirling, Slower and on off, Paul Stirling lifts it uppishly over extra cover for a couple of runs. 
04.24.2: Ruben Trumpelmann to Paul Stirling, Good-length ball, outside off. Paul Stirling looks to heave it on the leg side. The ball stays a little low and sneaks through his willow. 
14.14.1: Ruben Trumpelmann to Kevin O'Brien, On a length, on middle, angling in. Kevin O'Brien tucks it to backward square leg for a single. 
4 Overs | Runs : 34/0 | Run rate : 8.5
43.63.6: Bernard Scholtz to Paul Stirling, FOUR! A very good over for the Irish lads! Floated, around middle, Paul Stirling gets low and sweeps this one hard through backward square leg for a boundary. 14 off this one! 
03.53.5: Bernard Scholtz to Paul Stirling, On middle, gently defended out by Paul. 
13.43.4: Bernard Scholtz to Kevin O'Brien, On the pads, Kevin nudges this around the corner for a run. 
13.33.3: Bernard Scholtz to Paul Stirling, Around middle, tapped to covers for a quick run. 
43.23.2: Bernard Scholtz to Paul Stirling, FOUR! And again! Paul Stirling loves playing this stroke and he does it again! Tossed up, on middle, Paul Stirling again makes room and powers this one over covers. Yet another boundary. 
43.13.1: Bernard Scholtz to Paul Stirling, FOUR! Starts with a boundary. Bernard Scholtz will not be happy with how he has started. Fuller, tossed up, on middle, Paul Stirling moves to the leg side and lofts this over covers. Boundary. 
3 Overs | Runs : 20/0 | Run rate : 6.67
22.62.6: JJ Smit to Kevin O'Brien, Just short of the fielder! This was not cleanly hit. Around off, on a length, Kevin O'Brien makes some space by moving to the leg side and hits this via his toe-end this towards covers. The fielder leaps forward, but it lands ahead of him and goes past him. The batters take two. 11 off Smit's first. 
22.52.5: JJ Smit to Kevin O'Brien, Short of a length this time, around off, Kevin O'Brien connects with his pull cleanly this time, past the mid-wicket fielder, for a couple of runs. 
02.42.4: JJ Smit to Kevin O'Brien, Good-length ball, around off, tapped towards short third man for a dot. 
12.32.3: JJ Smit to Paul Stirling, Around middle, PS clubs this one to the left of deep square leg for a run. 
62.22.2: JJ Smit to Paul Stirling, SIX! A biggie now! He holds his shape after lofting this too! Back of a length, around middle and off, Paul Stirling just shows the full face of the blade and bangs this one over long on. 
02.12.1: JJ Smit to Paul Stirling, JJ Smit begins with a length delivery, angling away from the right-hander, Paul Stirling stands tall and looks to heave this to the leg side but fails to connect. 
2 Overs | Runs : 9/0 | Run rate : 4.5
01.61.6: David Wiese to Kevin O'Brien, 6 off the second over! Short ball, on off, does not rise too much as Kevin's pull only finds the mid-wicket fielder. 
11.51.5: David Wiese to Paul Stirling, Around off, dabbed gently to the short third man fielder for a quick single. 
41.41.4: David Wiese to Paul Stirling, FOUR! The first one. This is what Paul likes to do. He makes room to the leg side slightly as this is bowled on a length around middle, Stirling slashes this one over the leaping point fielder to bag a boundary. 
01.31.3: David Wiese to Paul Stirling, Around off, punched straight to covers. 
11.21.2: David Wiese to Kevin O'Brien, Same line and length as the previous ball, Kevin connects with his flick this time towards deep square leg and rotates the strike. 
01.11.1: David Wiese to Kevin O'Brien, Short of a length, around off, nipping in too, Kevin O'Brien is stuck on the crease and hops and looks to tuck. Misses though and gets hit high on the pad. Going above the stumps.
1 Overs | Runs : 3/0 | Run rate : 3
00.70.6: Ruben Trumpelmann to Paul Stirling, Good-length on off, worked to covers for a dot. 3 off the opening over, good start by Ruben! 
00.60.6: Ruben Trumpelmann to Paul Stirling, WIDE. This time, Ruben Trumpelmann slips this one down the leg side, the ball seams down that side and Zane Green does well to dive to his left and stop the ball. 
00.50.5: Ruben Trumpelmann to Paul Stirling, Fullish around middle, Paul Stirling tucks but only manages to find the mid-wicket fielder. 
10.40.4: Ruben Trumpelmann to Kevin O'Brien, Kevin O'Brien opens his account as well! This is bowled on a length, around middle, Kevin hops and tucks this through square leg for a run. 
00.30.3: Ruben Trumpelmann to Kevin O'Brien, Around off on a length, Kevin O'Brien stays inside the crease and his punch finds the fielder at cover-point. 
00.20.2: Ruben Trumpelmann to Kevin O'Brien, A touch fuller this time, around off, Kevin O'Brien pushes this to the fielder placed at point. 
10.10.1: Ruben Trumpelmann to Paul Stirling, Ruben Trumpelmann starts with a back-of-a-length delivery around off, Paul Stirling opens up the face of his blade and guides this to third man for a run. Ireland are underway! 
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