2007 Cricket World Cup: Ireland vs Australia

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Friday, April 13, 2007

Australia beat Ireland by 9 wickets in the Super 8 phase in the World Cup at the Kensington Oval, Bridgetown, Barbados.

Australia are now assured of a place in the semi-finals of the World Cup, the first team to achieve as such in this year's competition, having bowled Ireland out in just 3 hours, and swiftly hit the 92 required in under an hour: finishing the match before the lunch break.

The out of form Mike Hussey was pushed up the order in place of Matthew Hayden to get some time at the crease, and posted his highest score of the World Cup with 30*.

Toss: Australia won, and elected to field first.

20px Ireland innings
Player Status Runs Balls 4s 6s Strike rate
Jeremy Bray b McGrath 1 2 0 0 50.00
William Porterfield lbw b Tait 1 11 0 0 9.09
Eoin Morgan c Hayden b McGrath 0 9 0 0 0.00
Niall O'Brien b Tait 0 1 0 0 0.00
Kevin O'Brien c Hodge b Clark 16 25 3 0 64.00
Andrew White c Hogg b McGrath 6 20 0 0 30.00
Trent Johnston b Tait 17 24 2 0 87.50
Kyle McCallan c Tait b Symonds 5 18 0 0 27.77
John Mooney run out (Tait) 23 44 2 0 52.27
Dave Langford-Smith c Ponting b Hogg 2 7 0 0 28.57
Boyd Rankin not out 4 19 0 0 21.05
Extras (w 15; nb 1) 16
Total (all out; 30 overs) 91 7 0

Fall of wickets: 1-2 (Bray, 1.0 ov), 2-2 (Porterfield, 3.1 ov), 3-2 (Niall O'Brien, 3.2 ov), 4-12 (Morgan, 4.3 ov), 5-32 (White, 10.3 ov), 6-42 (Kevin O'Brien, 13.2 ov), 7-54 (Johnston, 16.3 ov), 9-80 (Langford-Smith, 23.1 ov), 10-91 (Mooney, 30.0 ov)

Flag of Australia.svg Australia bowling
Bowler Overs Maidens Runs Wickets Econ
Glenn McGrath 7 1 17 3 2.42
Shaun Tait 6 1 39 3 6.50
Stuart Clark 8 1 19 1 2.37
Brad Hogg 6 2 9 1 1.50
Andrew Symonds 3 1 7 1 2.33
Flag of Australia.svg Australia innings (Target: 92 runs from 50 overs)
Player Status Runs Balls 4s 6s Strike rate
Adam Gilchrist b Johnston 34 25 4 0 136.00
Michael Hussey not out 30 41 3 1 73.17
Andrew Symonds not out 15 9 1 1 166.66
Extras (lb 4; w 8; nb 1) 13
Total (1 Wickets; 12.2 overs) 92 8 2

Fall of wickets: 1-62 (Gilchrist, 8.5 ov)

Did not bat: Matthew Hayden, Ricky Ponting, Michael Clarke, Brad Hodge, Brad Hogg, Stuart Clark, Shaun Tait, Glenn McGrath

20px Ireland bowling
Bowler Overs Maidens Runs Wickets Econ
Dave Langford-Smith 3 0 27 0 9.00
Boyd Rankin 4.2 0 24 0 5.53
Trent Johnston 3 0 18 1 6.00
John Mooney 1 0 14 0 14.00
Kyle McCallan 1 0 5 0 5.00

Australia: A C Gilchrist (wkt), M L Hayden, R T Ponting (capt), M J Clarke, A Symonds, M E K Hussey, B J Hodge, G B Hogg, S R Clark, S W Tait, G D McGrath
Ireland: J P Bray, W T S Porterfield, E J G Morgan, N J O'Brien (wkt), A R White, J F Mooney, K J O'Brien, W K McCallan, D T Johnston (capt), D Langford-Smith, W B Rankin

Player of the match: G D McGrath (Australia)

Umpires: B F Bowden (New Zealand) and R E Koertzen (South Africa)
TV umpire: SA Bucknor (West Indies)
Match referee: R S Madugalle (Sri Lanka)
Reserve umpire: S J A Taufel (Australia)

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