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  1. Pinch hitter ICC Board Member

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    disappointing start from India...
     
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    Disappointing end, more like :p
     
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    I for sure thought they would cause an upset, guess I was wrong
     
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    ENGLAND vs RHODESIA
    World Cup, Match 7 at The Oval​

    The Oval would play host to yet another high-profile World Cup first round clash, this time between the hosts England - whose players have more experience of one-day cricket than any other team in the world - and the controversial Rhodesia team - who managed to defeat an International Wanderers XI containing some of the world's best players earlier in the year. Make no mistake, this wouldn't be an easy experience for either team.

    After Mike Denness won the toss and chose to bat first, the Rhodesian bowlers posed a real challenge - particularly the leg-breaks of Jackie du Preez. He claimed the wickets of Barry Wood, Tony Greig, Denness himself and Chris Old as he put England into a real bother. Indeed, if it hadn't been for unlikely batting saviours Peter Lever and John Snow, who put on a very handy 42 for the ninth wicket, then Rhodesia would have felt themselves very much in the game. As it was, England managing to cross the 200 barrier seemed significant, as their bowlers really know their way around a one-day innings.

    Sure enough, Snow and Lever - along with Chris Old - turned tormenters again for Rhodesia. This time it was their batsmen who struggled with the pace and control of the English attack: they did a good job of keeping up with the run rate, but to do so they ended up giving enough opportunities that the bowlers were always in the game. A combative innings from young all-rounder Duncan Fletcher would have caused Denness one or two grey hairs, but for the most part England were just the better side and retained good control of the game. They can expect to face New Zealand in the quarter-finals, unless something very strange happens.

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    Date: 03-27-2020
     
    ENGLAND VS RHODESIA at The Oval
    50 overs match
    Pitch Condition: Excellent
    ENGLAND WON THE TOSS AND ELECTED TO BAT FIRST
     
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    ENGLAND innings
    Player              Status                        Runs  Blls  4s   6s    S/R
    Barry Wood                         b. Preez        32    32    3    1  100.0%
    Dennis Amiss        c. Robertson   b. D Fletcher   24    28    1    0   85.7%
    Frank Hayes         c. Robertson   b. Hogg         48    64    6    0   75.0%
    Keith Fletcher      c. D Fletcher  b. Clift        19    38    1    0   50.0%
    Tony Greig          c. Davison     b. Preez         1     6    0    0   16.7%
    Mike Denness        c. Robertson   b. Preez         7    16    0    0   43.8%
    Alan Knott                         b. D Fletcher    7    11    1    0   63.6%
    Chris Old           c. Robertson   b. Preez         4    13    0    0   30.8%
    Peter Lever         not out                        24    56    0    0   42.9%
    John Snow           c. Tattersall  b. Traicos      25    37    1    1   67.6%
    Derek Underwood     not out                         4     3    0    0  133.3%
     Total:  214/9       Overs:  50.0          Run Rate:  4.28      Extras:  19   
     
                                         -X-
    RHODESIA Bowling
    Player               Overs   Mdns    Runs   Wkts      E/R    Wds    NBs
    Vince Hogg           10.0      0      37      1      3.70     0      1 
    Duncan Fletcher      10.0      0      44      2      4.40     0      1 
    Paddy Clift          10.0      0      41      1      4.10     3      1 
    Jackie du Preez      10.0      1      40      4      4.00     1      2 
    John Traicos          6.0      0      32      1      5.33     0      0 
    Brian Davison         3.0      0       6      0      2.00     0      1 
    Brian Barbour         1.0      0       5      0      5.00     0      0 
    EXTRAS           Wides: 4      No Balls: 6      Leg Byes: 8      Byes: 1 
    Total: 214/9          Overs: 50.0         Run Rate: 4.28      Extras: 19 
                                         -X-
    ENGLAND Partnerships
    Batsmen                                                            Runs (Balls)
    B Wood        D Amiss      þþþþþþþþþþþþþþþþþþþþþþþþþ                 58 (54)
    F Hayes       D Amiss      þ                                          2 (6)
    F Hayes       K Fletcher   þþþþþþþþþþþþþþþþþþþþþþþþ                  55 (79)
    F Hayes       T Greig      þ                                          3 (10)
    F Hayes       M Denness    þþþþþþþ                                   18 (26)
    F Hayes       A Knott      þþþþþþ                                    15 (12)
    C Old         A Knott      þ                                          2 (7)
    C Old         P Lever      þþþþþ                                     13 (31)
    J Snow        P Lever      þþþþþþþþþþþþþþþþþþ                        42 (68)
    Underwood     P Lever      þþ                                         6 (7)
         Fall of Wickets    58/1      60/2      115/3     118/4     136/5
                            151/6     153/7     166/8     208/9               
     Total:  214/9       Overs:  50.0         Run Rate:  4.28     Extras:  19   
     
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    RHODESIA innings
    Player              Status                        Runs  Blls  4s   6s    S/R
    Peter Carlstein     c. Hayes       b. Greig        10    10    1    0  100.0%
    Stuart Robertson                   b. Old           4     5    1    0   80.0%
    Keith Tattersall    c. Amiss       b. Lever        14    18    0    0   77.8%
    Brian Davison       c. Underwood   b. Snow         33    38    2    1   86.8%
    Brian Barbour                      b. Underwood     1     9    0    0   11.1%
    Duncan Fletcher     c. Old         b. Lever        44    63    2    0   69.8%
    Paddy Clift         lbw            b. Lever        14    25    0    0   56.0%
    Howie Gardiner      lbw            b. Old           5    11    0    0   45.5%
    Jackie du Preez     not out                        20    37    0    0   54.1%
    John Traicos                       b. Greig         9    20    0    0   45.0%
    Vince Hogg          c. Hayes       b. Old           2     7    0    0   28.6%
     Total:  165/10      Overs:  40.2          Run Rate:  3.30      Extras:  9   
     
                                         -X-
    ENGLAND Bowling
    Player               Overs   Mdns    Runs   Wkts      E/R    Wds    NBs
    John Snow             6.0      0      31      1      5.17     0      0 
    Chris Old             8.2      0      32      3      3.84     0      0 
    Tony Greig            9.0      0      30      2      3.33     0      1 
    Peter Lever          10.0      1      33      3      3.30     1      0 
    Derek Underwood       7.0      1      32      1      4.57     0      0 
    EXTRAS           Wides: 1      No Balls: 1      Leg Byes: 7      Byes: 0 
    Total: 165/10         Overs: 40.2         Run Rate: 3.30      Extras: 9 
                                         -X-
    RHODESIA Partnerships
    Batsmen                                                            Runs (Balls)
    Carlstein     Robertson    þþþþþþ                                    14 (11)
    Carlstein     Tattersall   þ                                          2 (6)
    B Davison     Tattersall   þþþþþþþþþþþþþ                             30 (37)
    B Davison     B Barbour    þþþ                                        7 (16)
    B Davison     D Fletcher   þþþþþþþþþþ                                24 (19)
    P Clift       D Fletcher   þþþþþþþþþþþþþþþ                           36 (56)
    H Gardiner    D Fletcher   þþþ                                        9 (21)
    J Preez       D Fletcher   þþþþþþþ                                   17 (24)
    J Preez       J Traicos    þþþþþþþþþ                                 22 (42)
    J Preez       V Hogg       þ                                          4 (10)
         Fall of Wickets    14/1      16/2      46/3      53/4      77/5
                            113/6     122/7     139/8     161/9     165/10   
     Total:  165/10      Overs:  40.2         Run Rate:  3.30     Extras:  9   
     
     
                                         -X-
    ENGLAND              214/9     50.0 overs
    RHODESIA             165       40.2 overs
       
    England won by 49 runs
     
    Man of the match: Peter Lever         
    
    
     
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    Woah, thought we were in for a shocker for a moment
     
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    EAST AFRICA vs NEW ZEALAND
    World Cup, Match 8 at Edgbaston​

    There have been a few games in this World Cup already where upsets looked like they could happen, and one where it definitely did. East Africa against New Zealand never looked likely to be such a game, even with East Africa lucky enough to be able to call on both their county players.

    The East Africans surprised everybody by choosing to bat first after winning the toss, despite having perhaps one batsman who might be able to deal with Richard Hadlee - and that too on a good day. And even that didn't work out too well: after a short and unpleasant working over from the aforementioned Richard, Nottinghamshire's Basher Hassan was the perfect victim for brother Dayle. After that, there was nobody who was even able to reach 20; only a fighting 15 from Pranlal Divecha was enough to stop the innings from coming to an end before reaching three figures.

    In defence of the indefensible, the East Africans did a pretty good job. Glamorgan's John Solanky bowled an excellent opening spell, backed up ably by Divecha and Mehmood Quaraishy. In another universe, they'd have been delighted to have restricted the Kiwis to 100 for three after 27 overs, but in this universe that was only two short of the winning line that was reached three balls later.

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    Yeah... East Africa never stood a chance.

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    Date: 04-04-2020
     
    EAST AFRICA VS NEW ZEALAND at Edgbaston
    50 overs match
    Pitch Condition: Poor
    EAST AFRICA WON THE TOSS AND ELECTED TO BAT FIRST
     
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    EAST AFRICA innings
    Player              Status                        Runs  Blls  4s   6s    S/R
    Basher Hassan       c. Turner      b. D Hadlee      6    13    0    0   46.2%
    Frasat Ali          c. Turner      b. R Hadlee      4     5    0    0   80.0%
    Jagoo Shah          lbw            b. Collinge      9     9    0    0  100.0%
    Jawahir Shah        c. B Hadlee    b. D Hadlee     17    10    2    0  170.0%
    Harilal Shah        lbw            b. D Hadlee      4     8    0    0   50.0%
    John Solanky        c. Cairns      b. R Hadlee     11    15    1    0   73.3%
    Ramesh Sethi        lbw            b. Collinge     10    18    0    0   55.6%
    Mehmood Quaraishy   c. Wadsworth   b. H Howarth     7    20    0    0   35.0%
    Zulfiqar Ali        lbw            b. R Hadlee      3     8    0    0   37.5%
    Pranlal Divecha     lbw            b. Cairns       15    23    0    0   65.2%
    Don Pringle         not out                         9    17    0    0   52.9%
     Total:  101/10      Overs:  24.1          Run Rate:  2.02      Extras:  6   
     
                                         -X-
    NEW ZEALAND Bowling
    Player               Overs   Mdns    Runs   Wkts      E/R    Wds    NBs
    Richard Hadlee        7.0      0      26      3      3.71     0      0 
    Dayle Hadlee          6.0      0      31      3      5.17     1      1 
    Richard Collinge      4.0      0      17      2      4.25     0      0 
    Hedley Howarth        5.0      0      18      1      3.60     0      0 
    Lance Cairns          2.1      0       6      1      2.77     0      1 
    EXTRAS           Wides: 1      No Balls: 2      Leg Byes: 2      Byes: 1 
    Total: 101/10         Overs: 24.1         Run Rate: 2.02      Extras: 6 
                                         -X-
    EAST AFRICA Partnerships
    Batsmen                                                            Runs (Balls)
    B Hassan      F Ali        þþþ                                        9 (15)
    B Hassan      J Shah       þ                                          4 (7)
    J Shah        J Shah       þþþþþþþþþþ                                24 (14)
    J Shah        H Shah                                                  0 (1)
    J Solanky     H Shah       þþþþþþþ                                   16 (20)
    R Sethi       H Shah       þ                                          2 (5)
    R Sethi       Quaraishy    þþþþþþ                                    15 (25)
    Z Ali         Quaraishy    þ                                          4 (10)
    P Divecha     Quaraishy    þ                                          3 (16)
    P Divecha     D Pringle    þþþþþþþþþþ                                24 (32)
         Fall of Wickets    9/1       13/2      37/3      37/4      53/5
                            55/6      70/7      74/8      77/9      101/10   
     Total:  101/10      Overs:  24.1         Run Rate:  2.02     Extras:  6   
     
                                         -X-
    NEW ZEALAND innings
    Player              Status                        Runs  Blls  4s   6s    S/R
    Glenn Turner        c. Z Ali       b. Quaraishy    13    32    0    0   40.6%
    Barry Hadlee        c. F Ali       b. Divecha      30    58    1    0   51.7%
    Geoff Howarth       run out (J Shah)               31    48    2    0   64.6%
    John Parker         not out                        16    23    0    0   69.6%
    Brian Hastings      not out                         3     4    0    0   75.0%
    Ken Wadsworth       
    Richard Hadlee       
    Lance Cairns         
    Dayle Hadlee         
    Hedley Howarth       
    Richard Collinge     
     Total:  102/3       Overs:  27.3          Run Rate:  3.71      Extras:  9   
     
                                         -X-
    EAST AFRICA Bowling
    Player               Overs   Mdns    Runs   Wkts      E/R    Wds    NBs
    John Solanky          7.0      1      24      0      3.43     0      3 
    Mehmood Quaraishy     7.0      0      22      1      3.14     0      0 
    Pranlal Divecha       7.3      0      22      1      2.93     0      0 
    Zulfiqar Ali          4.0      0      18      0      4.50     0      0 
    Don Pringle           2.0      0      10      0      5.00     0      0 
    EXTRAS           Wides: 0      No Balls: 3      Leg Byes: 5      Byes: 1 
    Total: 102/3          Overs: 27.3         Run Rate: 3.71      Extras: 9 
                                         -X-
    NEW ZEALAND Partnerships
    Batsmen                                                            Runs (Balls)
    G Turner      B Hadlee     þþþþþþþþþþþþþ                             30 (53)
    G Howarth     B Hadlee     þþþþþþþþþþþþþþþþþþþ                       44 (72)
    G Howarth     J Parker     þþþþþþþþ                                  20 (31)
    B Hastings    J Parker     þþþ                                        8 (9)
         Fall of Wickets    30/1      74/2      94/3               
                                                                             
     Total:  102/3       Overs:  27.3         Run Rate:  3.71     Extras:  9   
     
     
                                         -X-
    EAST AFRICA          101       24.1 overs
    NEW ZEALAND          102/3     27.3 overs
       
    New Zealand won by 7 wickets
     
    Man of the match: Richard Hadlee     
    
    
     
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    And so, just like that we know our quarter-final draw. Three British teams have made it into the last eight, and the winners of these matches will be the seeded teams at the next World Cup in 1979. Assuming I end up running that one too...

    Quarter FinalsSemi FinalsGrand Final
    [​IMG]Pakistan195/5
    [​IMG]Scotland193/9 [​IMG]Pakistan-
    [​IMG]Australia182/8 [​IMG]Ireland- ---
    [​IMG]Ireland183/6
    [​IMG]West Indies269/3
    [​IMG]Sri Lanka224 ao [​IMG]West Indies- ---
    [​IMG]England65 ao [​IMG]New Zealand-
    [​IMG]New Zealand66/8
     
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    PAKISTAN vs SCOTLAND
    World Cup, Quarter-Final 1 at Edgbaston​

    Before the game, experts expected only one winner from this David and Goliath quarter-final, and it wasn't Scotland. Much like Denmark in the first round, their batsmen hadn't really seen anything like Imran and Sarfraz before, and it was going to be a struggle for them.

    Figuring that things wouldn't be any worse if they waited, the Scots opted to bat first after winning the toss. It wasn't an easy start: in no time at all, they'd been reduced to a pitiful 13 for four, with their top four - including Round One hero Brian Hardie - all back in the pavilion. Things were looking grim, but fighting innings from Racionzer, Stewart and Peden all helped the recovery. The Scots would have been far better off if one of those three had gone on to make a big contribution, but scores of 30-odd were better than no score at all, and guided their team most of the way to 200.

    In other circumstances, there could be some debate as to whether things might have been different had they been asked to chase over 200. The Pakistani batsmen silenced any such arguments by reaching their 194-run target with half their wickets and over ten overs remaining to them. Javed Miandad's fine unbeaten 49 came at better than a run a ball, which underlined how comfortable he was at the crease. There should be some credit though for Jimmy Allan, as the spinner took three top-order wickets despite conceding nearly five runs per over. His efforts weren't enough to save his country's cricket team; Pakistan reach the semi-finals and will be a seeded team again at the 1979 tournament.

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    Javed Miandad played with supreme freedom.

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    Date: 04-04-2020
     
    PAKISTAN VS SCOTLAND at Edgbaston
    50 overs match
    Pitch Condition: Normal
    SCOTLAND WON THE TOSS AND ELECTED TO BAT FIRST
     
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    SCOTLAND innings
    Player              Status                        Runs  Blls  4s   6s    S/R
    Hamish More         c. Iqbal       b. I Khan        1     5    0    0   20.0%
    Morison Zuill       run out (Iqbal)                 0     1    0    0    0.0%
    Richard Rodger      lbw            b. Nawaz         3     6    0    0   50.0%
    Brian Hardie        c. M Khan      b. Masood        4     9    1    0   44.4%
    Terry Racionzer     c. Bari        b. Masood       33    49    1    0   67.3%
    David Stewart       c. Miandad     b. Masood       39    51    4    0   76.5%
    David Peden         c. Abbas       b. M Khan       36    49    2    1   73.5%
    Jimmy Allan         lbw            b. Iqbal        19    61    0    0   31.1%
    George Goddard      c. M Mohammad  b. Nawaz         7    16    0    0   43.8%
    John Clark          not out                        19    29    1    0   65.5%
    Peter Rhind         not out                        14    28    0    0   50.0%
     Total:  193/9       Overs:  50.0          Run Rate:  3.86      Extras:  18   
     
                                         -X-
    PAKISTAN Bowling
    Player               Overs   Mdns    Runs   Wkts      E/R    Wds    NBs
    Imran Khan           10.0      0      49      1      4.90     0      2 
    Sarfraz Nawaz        10.0      0      43      2      4.30     2      0 
    Asif Masood          10.0      0      31      3      3.10     1      0 
    Asif Iqbal           10.0      1      27      1      2.70     0      2 
    Mushtaq Mohammad      5.0      0      18      0      3.60     1      2 
    Majid Khan            4.0      0      15      1      3.75     0      0 
    Wasim Raja            1.0      0       2      0      2.00     0      0 
    EXTRAS           Wides: 4      No Balls: 6      Leg Byes: 4      Byes: 4 
    Total: 193/9          Overs: 50.0         Run Rate: 3.86      Extras: 18 
                                         -X-
    SCOTLAND Partnerships
    Batsmen                                                            Runs (Balls)
    H More        M Zuill      þ                                          1 (4)
    H More        R Rodger     þ                                          3 (6)
    H More        B Hardie     þ                                          4 (4)
    Racionzer     B Hardie     þþ                                         5 (12)
    Racionzer     D Stewart    þþþþþþþþþþþþþþþþþþþþþþþþþþþþþþ            69 (85)
    D Peden       D Stewart    þþþþþþþþ                                  20 (21)
    D Peden       J Allan      þþþþþþþþþþþþþþþ                           36 (70)
    G Goddard     J Allan      þþþþþþþ                                   17 (29)
    J Clark       J Allan      þþ                                         5 (14)
    J Clark       P Rhind      þþþþþþþþþþþþþþ                            33 (55)
         Fall of Wickets    1/1       4/2       8/3       13/4      82/5
                            102/6     138/7     155/8     160/9               
     Total:  193/9       Overs:  50.0         Run Rate:  3.86     Extras:  18   
     
                                         -X-
    PAKISTAN innings
    Player              Status                        Runs  Blls  4s   6s    S/R
    Majid Khan          lbw            b. Clark        29    33    4    1   87.9%
    Sadiq Mohammad                     b. Allan        38    60    3    0   63.3%
    Zaheer Abbas        lbw            b. Allan         9     6    1    0  150.0%
    Wasim Raja          c. More        b. Allan        35    49    3    0   71.4%
    Javed Miandad       not out                        49    46    5    0  106.5%
    Mushtaq Mohammad    lbw            b. Clark        11    28    0    0   39.3%
    Imran Khan          not out                        12    19    0    0   63.2%
    Asif Iqbal           
    Wasim Bari           
    Sarfraz Nawaz       
    Asif Masood         
     Total:  195/5       Overs:  39.4          Run Rate:  4.92      Extras:  12   
     
                                         -X-
    SCOTLAND Bowling
    Player               Overs   Mdns    Runs   Wkts      E/R    Wds    NBs
    John Clark           10.0      0      55      2      5.50     1      2 
    Peter Rhind           9.4      0      41      0      4.24     1      0 
    George Goddard       10.0      1      46      0      4.60     1      0 
    Jimmy Allan          10.0      0      49      3      4.90     0      3 
    EXTRAS           Wides: 3      No Balls: 5      Leg Byes: 4      Byes: 0 
    Total: 195/5          Overs: 39.4         Run Rate: 4.92      Extras: 12 
                                         -X-
    PAKISTAN Partnerships
    Batsmen                                                            Runs (Balls)
    M Khan        S Mohammad   þþþþþþþþþþþþþþþþ                          37 (51)
    Z Abbas       S Mohammad   þþþþ                                      11 (10)
    W Raja        S Mohammad   þþþþþþþþþþþþþþþþþþþþþþþþþþþþþþ            70 (80)
    W Raja        J Miandad    þ                                          3 (10)
    M Mohammad    J Miandad    þþþþþþþþþþþþþþþþþþþþ                      46 (53)
    I Khan        J Miandad    þþþþþþþþþþþþ                              28 (34)
         Fall of Wickets    37/1      48/2      118/3     121/4     167/5
                                                                             
     Total:  195/5       Overs:  39.4         Run Rate:  4.92     Extras:  12   
     
     
                                         -X-
    SCOTLAND             193/9     50.0 overs
    PAKISTAN             195/5     39.4 overs
       
    Pakistan won by 5 wickets
     
    Man of the match: Asif Masood
     
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  11. Na Maloom Afraad Staff Member

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    AUSTRALIA vs IRELAND
    World Cup, Quarter Final 2 at Old Trafford​

    The second World Cup Quarter Final, and the second one with an overwhelming pre-game favourite. Again, that overwhelming favourite was the seeded team from Australia, who had overcome a potential bogey team in their first round win against Canada.

    Despite the confidence shown by going out and batting first after winning the toss, the Australian batting had shown frailties against Canada. With most observers agreeing that the Irish attack was better, the likes of Torrens, O'Riordan and Corlett represented a potential banana skin. Alan Turner and Rick McCosker made an impressively aggressive start to the Australian innings, but their self-confidence put them in trouble's way: before long, both had lost their wickets to Irish bowlers who they seemingly underestimated. Not only that, but a procession of Australian batsmen followed: in order, Turner, McCosker, Chappell, Chappell, Walters and Edwards all departed before their team had passed 80 runs or 20 overs. Though Rod Marsh did what he could to overcome this near complete disarray, he didn't have the support or freedom to see Australia past 200: instead, his rearguard saw Australia reach 182.

    Against Ireland, very much a non-Test team, this should have been more than enough for the likes of Lillee and Thomson to defend. However, that statement overlooks the form of Ivan Anderson. Fresh off the back of his mighty century against Bangladesh, he looked calm and composed against the best bowlers he had ever faced. He progressed serenely to an unbeaten 73, a pillar around which the Irish batsmen could build. And build they did. Nobody else in the top seven scored over 20, but lots of little contributions got Ireland to 126 for six when he was joined by Dermot Monteith. And by that point, the Australians had overplayed their hand: Lillee, Thomson and Walker were all bowled out, and Ireland weren't out of the game at all. Not. At. All. And an unbeaten seventh-wicket stand of 57 underlined that point by seeing them to a historic four-wicket victory.

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    Another incredible innings by Ivan Anderson has made him an Irish legend for as long as he lives.
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    Date: 04-04-2020
     
    AUSTRALIA VS IRELAND at Old Trafford
    50 overs match
    Pitch Condition: Normal
    AUSTRALIA WON THE TOSS AND ELECTED TO BAT FIRST
     
                                         -X-
       
    AUSTRALIA innings
    Player              Status                        Runs  Blls  4s   6s    S/R
    Alan Turner         c. Corlett     b. Torrens       7     4    1    0  175.0%
    Rick McCosker       c. Short       b. Corlett      27    18    1    2  150.0%
    Ian Chappell        st Colhoun     b. Monteith     21    35    1    0   60.0%
    Greg Chappell       c. Short       b. Torrens       2     9    0    0   22.2%
    Doug Walters        run out (Anderson)              9    18    1    0   50.0%
    Ross Edwards        lbw            b. Anderson      4    11    1    0   36.4%
    Rod Marsh           not out                        44   112    1    0   39.3%
    Ashley Mallett      run out (Anderson)             18    24    0    0   75.0%
    Max Walker          c. Short       b. Torrens      15    31    0    0   48.4%
    Jeff Thomson        not out                        23    39    0    0   59.0%
    Dennis Lillee                                     
     Total:  182/8       Overs:  50.0          Run Rate:  3.64      Extras:  12   
     
                                         -X-
    IRELAND Bowling
    Player               Overs   Mdns    Runs   Wkts      E/R    Wds    NBs
    Ray Torrens          10.0      0      50      3      5.00     0      0 
    Alex O'Riordan       10.0      0      43      0      4.30     0      2 
    Simon Corlett        10.0      0      20      1      2.00     1      1 
    Ivan Anderson        10.0      2      23      1      2.30     0      1 
    Dermott Monteith      9.0      0      35      1      3.89     0      1 
    Michael Halliday      1.0      0       5      0      5.00     0      0 
    EXTRAS           Wides: 1      No Balls: 5      Leg Byes: 5      Byes: 1 
    Total: 182/8          Overs: 50.0         Run Rate: 3.64      Extras: 12 
                                         -X-
    AUSTRALIA Partnerships
    Batsmen                                                            Runs (Balls)
    A Turner      R McCosker   þþþ                                        8 (5)
    I Chappell    R McCosker   þþþþþþþþþþþþþþþþþþ                        43 (39)
    I Chappell    G Chappell   þ                                          4 (11)
    I Chappell    D Walters    þþþþþþ                                    15 (26)
    R Edwards     D Walters    þ                                          4 (6)
    R Edwards     R Marsh      þþ                                         6 (18)
    A Mallett     R Marsh      þþþþþþþþþþþ                               27 (53)
    M Walker      R Marsh      þþþþþþþþþþþþþ                             30 (71)
    J Thomson     R Marsh      þþþþþþþþþþþþþþþþþþþ                       45 (71)
         Fall of Wickets    8/1       51/2      55/3      70/4      74/5
                            80/6      107/7     137/8                         
     Total:  182/8       Overs:  50.0         Run Rate:  3.64     Extras:  12   
     
                                         -X-
    IRELAND innings
    Player              Status                        Runs  Blls  4s   6s    S/R
    Jack Short          c. McCosker    b. Walker        1     4    0    0   25.0%
    David Pigot                        b. Lillee       20    31    2    0   64.5%
    Jim Harrison        lbw            b. Lillee       15    26    1    0   57.7%
    Ivan Anderson       not out                        73   124    3    0   58.9%
    Alex O'Riordan      run out (Thomson)               8    15    1    0   53.3%
    Ginger O'Brien      c. Turner      b. Thomson      14    15    2    0   93.3%
    Simon Corlett       c. Edwards     b. G Chappell   12    28    0    0   42.9%
    Dermott Monteith    not out                        24    51    0    0   47.1%
    Ray Torrens         
    Michael Halliday     
    Ossie Colhoun       
     Total:  183/6       Overs:  48.2          Run Rate:  3.79      Extras:  16   
     
                                         -X-
    AUSTRALIA Bowling
    Player               Overs   Mdns    Runs   Wkts      E/R    Wds    NBs
    Dennis Lillee        10.0      0      45      2      4.50     2      2 
    Max Walker           10.0      0      29      1      2.90     1      1 
    Jeff Thomson         10.0      0      47      1      4.70     1      0 
    Greg Chappell        10.0      0      34      1      3.40     0      2 
    Ashley Mallett        7.0      0      19      0      2.71     0      0 
    Ian Chappell          1.0      0       1      0      1.00     0      0 
    Alan Turner           0.2      0       2      0      6.00     0      1 
    EXTRAS           Wides: 4      No Balls: 6      Leg Byes: 6      Byes: 0 
    Total: 183/6          Overs: 48.2         Run Rate: 3.79      Extras: 16 
                                         -X-
    IRELAND Partnerships
    Batsmen                                                            Runs (Balls)
    J Short       D Pigot      þþ                                         5 (10)
    J Harrison    D Pigot      þþþþþþþþþþþþþþþþ                          37 (47)
    I Anderson    D Pigot      þ                                          1 (2)
    I Anderson    O'Riordan    þþþþþþþ                                   17 (26)
    I Anderson    G O'Brien    þþþþþþþþþþ                                23 (34)
    I Anderson    S Corlett    þþþþþþþþþþþþþþþþþþ                        43 (63)
    I Anderson    D Monteith   þþþþþþþþþþþþþþþþþþþþþþþþ                  57 (108)
         Fall of Wickets    5/1       42/2      43/3      60/4      83/5
                            126/6                                             
     Total:  183/6       Overs:  48.2         Run Rate:  3.79     Extras:  16   
     
     
                                         -X-
    AUSTRALIA            182/8     50.0 overs
    IRELAND              183/6     48.2 overs
       
    Ireland won by 4 wickets
     
    Man of the match: Ivan Anderson
     
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  13. Na Maloom Afraad Staff Member

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    WHAT!!! :eek:
     
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    an upset for sure
     
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  15. Aislabie Black Belt in Statsguru

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    Fully did not see this coming. Man-to-man, the Aussies are much better than the Irish, although the Irish are more balanced and I think there's a form element to Cricksim, so Anderson's hundred in the opening game will have made him stronger
     

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