World Twenty20: Ireland v England

As I mentioned last night, the West Indies rain-assisted win over England provides the slightest glimmer of hope for Ireland to progress to the next stage of the ICC Twenty20 World Cup.  If they can beat England… If the match actually takes place… The rain at Providence, Guyana, has already intervened in the first match of the day.  Which side Duckworth/Lewis will benefit as Ireland take on England is anybody’s guess. Match due to start at 6.30pm.  Ireland win the toss and decide to field first!  Clearly hoping for that rain…  There’s live text coverage.  Cricinfo scorecard, and TMS radio coverage.  Update England total 120 for 8 from 20 overs. Ireland target 121. Now Ireland 4 for 0 from 1.2 overs. Rain delay… Play resumes. No overs lost. And Another rain delay. Ireland 14 for 1 from 3.3 overs. Updated Play to restart 9.45pm. New D/L target for Ireland 61 from 9 overs. But the rain’s returned. Final Update And that’s it. No more play. A ‘no result’. A point a-piece, and England go through on a superior run-rate. Great performance in the field by Ireland. Unlucky with the weather.

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  • Tochais Síoraí

    Ireland generally 13/2, 7/1 but are 10/1 with one layer. Looks a bit high.

  • Pete Baker

    Boyd Rankin opens the bowling for Ireland

    England 6 for 0 from 1 over

  • Pete Baker

    Trent Johnston bowling now

    England 12 for 0 from 2 overs

  • Pete Baker

    Now 21 for 0 from 3 overs

  • Pete Baker

    Wicket!

    Lumb out for 14, caught Rankin Bowled O’Brien

    England 24 for 1 from 4.1 overs

  • Pete Baker

    New batsman K Pietersen

    England 29 for 1 from 5 overs

  • Pete Baker

    Wicket!

    Kieswetter run out for 13.

    England 32 for 2 from 5.3 overs

  • Pete Baker

    Wicket!

    Collingwood for 0! Caught Botha Bowled Johnston.

    England 32 for 3 from 6 overs

  • Pete Baker

    New batsman, Eoin Morgan…

  • Pete Baker

    Good start for Ireland. Dockrell has a good opening over.

    England 35 for 3 from 7 overs

  • Pete Baker

    Johnston ends his overs with 1 wicket for 14 runs from 4 overs

    England 38 for 3 from 8 overs.

  • Pete Baker

    England 45 for 3 from 9 overs

  • Pete Baker

    Wicket!

    Pietersen out for 9! Caught Mooney bowled O’Brien

    England wobble on 49 for 4 from 9.4 overs

  • Pete Baker

    England 52 for 4 from 11 overs

  • Pete Baker

    England 59 for 4 from 12 overs.

    TMS projected total 110.

  • Pete Baker

    England 67 for 4 from 13 overs.

    Apparently the sun’s come out in Providence…

  • Pete Baker

    England 75 for 4 from 14 overs.

  • Pete Baker

    Great over from George Dockrell. Just the 1 run.

    England 76 for 4 from 15 overs.

  • Pete Baker

    First 6 of the innings and Wright’s first boundary

    England 89 for 4 from 16 overs.

  • Pete Baker

    Wicket!

    Wright out for 20, caught Portfield bowled Rankin.

  • Pete Baker

    England 94 for 5 from 17 overs.

  • Pete Baker

    England 104 for 5 from 18 overs

  • Pete Baker

    Wicket!

    Bresnan out for 5 caught Mooney bowled Rankin

    England 109 for 6 from 18.4 overs

    Morgan on strike…

  • Pete Baker

    Last over

    England 112 for 6 from 19 overs

  • Pete Baker

    Wicket!

    Morgan out for 45, caught Wilson bowled Botha.

    England 115 for 7 from 19.3 overs.

  • Pete Baker

    Wicket!

    Yardy run out by fantastic throw by Johnston.

    England 118 for 8 from 19.5 overs.

  • Pete Baker

    England total 120 for 8 from 20 overs.

    Ireland target 121.

    That was a great fielding and bowling performance by Ireland.

    They’d have taken that this morning, even with their iffy batting so far.

    And if there’s a rain delay…

  • Pete Baker

    Ireland openers Porterfield and Stirling.

    Ireland 3 for 0 from 1 over

  • Pete Baker

    Rain delay

    Ireland 4 for 0 from 1.2 overs

  • Pete Baker

    Play resumes. No overs lost.

    Wicket.

    Stirling out for 0. Caught Lumb bowled Sidebottom

    Ireland 4 for 1 from 2 overs.

  • Pete Baker

    New batsman Niall O’Brien

    Ireland 6 for 1 from 3 overs

  • Pete Baker

    2 boundaries for O’Brien at the start of the over. And the rain returns.

    They haven’t played enough overs yet to make this a match. [5 overs req]

    Ireland 14 for 1 from 3.3 overs.

  • Re-engaged

    Come on Ireland – think we have an excellent chance here

  • Pete Baker

    If they don’t return to complete 5 overs that’s it.

    England would go through and Ireland would be out.

  • Pete Baker

    Final Update

    And that’s it. No more play.

    A ‘no result’. A point a-piece, and England go through on a superior run-rate.

    Great performance in the field by Ireland. Unlucky with the weather.