Player of the Match
Player of the Match

After four days play here at Stormont Australia A have won the game by 93 runs. Even though we lost alot of overs to the rain it was still a very exciting game. Lots of cleaning hitting was on show from both sides. We had centuries from both Steve Smith and Paul Stirling. We also had a a five wicket hall from Max Sorensen. For his great hitting in the second innings Nic Maddinson has just been named man of the match

So that just leaves me to thank you for following my commentary over the past four days. This is Justin Smyth saying goodbye from a Sunny Stormont.

65.2
W
Siddle to Poynter, OUT, thats it. Its all over. Its another short ball and Poynter flashes at the ball outside offstump. It takes the outside edge and Haddin takes a smart catch.

SW Poynter c †Haddin b Siddle 63 (79b 9x4 0x6) SR: 79.74

65.1
4
Siddle to Poynter, FOUR runs, Siddle goes for a short ball and Poynter decides to take him on. It flies off the top edge and down to fine leg.

END OF OVER:
65 | (wicket maiden) | IRE: 203/9

  • Max Sorensen0 (3b)
  • Stuart Poynter59 (77b)
  • Fawad Ahmed6-2-25-1
  • Peter Siddle20-5-58-0
64.6
0
Fawad Ahmed to Sorensen, no run, hits the pad and is caught by first slip. He appeals for the catch but nobody is interested
64.5
0
Fawad Ahmed to Sorensen, no run, spins outside the offstump and there is no run.
64.4
0
Fawad Ahmed to Sorensen, no run, drives the ball up to mid-off and there is no run
64.3
W
Fawad Ahmed to Johnston, OUT, Fawad gets his first wicket. Johnston's front foot was along way down the pitch but it hits him on the foot and thats out. Fawad is delighted with the wicket.

DT Johnston lbw b Fawad Ahmed 5 (16b 1x4 0x6) SR: 31.25

64.2
0
Fawad Ahmed to Johnston, no run, looks to swing the ball into the legside and misses the ball
64.1
0
Fawad Ahmed to Johnston, no run, gets hit on the pad and it pops into the off-side. No appeal

END OF OVER:
64 | 3 Runs | IRE: 203/8

  • Trent Johnston5 (13b)
  • Stuart Poynter59 (77b)
  • Peter Siddle20-5-58-0
  • Fawad Ahmed5-1-25-0
63.6
1lb
Siddle to Johnston, 1 leg bye, gets hit on the pad and only Siddle appeals. Was going down legside and the Umpire wasnt interested.
63.5
0
Siddle to Johnston, no run, goes back and hits the ball up to mid-off. A great diving stop by the fielder stops the single
63.4
0
Siddle to Johnston, no run, stays in the crease and hits the ball up to mid-on.
63.3
1
Siddle to Poynter, 1 run, strays onto the legstump and clipped down to long leg
63.2
0
Siddle to Poynter, no run, short ball from Siddle. Poynter gets on the front foot and drives back to the bowler
63.1
1
Siddle to Johnston, 1 run, clipped into square leg and Johnston calls for the quick single. 100 to win now for Ireland.

END OF OVER:
63 | 4 Runs | IRE: 200/8

  • Stuart Poynter58 (75b)
  • Trent Johnston4 (9b)
  • Fawad Ahmed5-1-25-0
  • Nathan Lyon15-3-40-3
62.6
2
Fawad Ahmed to Poynter, 2 runs, plays a late cut that is misfielded in the gully. That brings the 200 up for Ireland.
62.5
0
Fawad Ahmed to Poynter, no run, spins the ball past the outside edge and through to Haddin. Good ball from Fawad
62.4
2
Fawad Ahmed to Poynter, 2 runs, times the ball better and its driven wide of mid-on that time
62.3
0
Fawad Ahmed to Poynter, no run, pitched the ball up and its driven up to mid-on. One bounce and its fielded
62.2
0
Fawad Ahmed to Poynter, no run, gets the front foot forward and defends
62.1
0
Fawad Ahmed to Poynter, no run, gets forward and defends into the off-side

END OF OVER:
62 | 1 Run | IRE: 196/8

  • Trent Johnston4 (9b)
  • Stuart Poynter54 (69b)
  • Nathan Lyon15-3-40-3
  • Fawad Ahmed4-1-21-0
61.6
0
Lyon to Johnston, no run, drives the ball back past the bowler and its fielded by Fawad at mid-on
61.5
0
Lyon to Johnston, no run, goes forward and looks to defends. It hits him on the thigh pad.
61.4
0
Lyon to Johnston, no run, goes back in the crease and hits the ball to mid-wicket
61.3
1
Lyon to Poynter, 1 run, hits the ball past bat pad and they take a quick single
61.2
0
Lyon to Poynter, no run, knocks the ball up to mid-on

Ireland 4th innings Partnerships

WktRunsPlayers
1st6J AndersonPR Stirling
2nd21J AndersonAR Cusack
3rd11AR CusackJNK Shannon
4th54AR WhiteJNK Shannon
5th8KJ O'BrienJNK Shannon
6th9JF MooneyKJ O'Brien
7th3KJ O'BrienSR Thompson
8th70SW PoynterSR Thompson
9th21DT JohnstonSW Poynter
10th4SW PoynterMC Sorensen