Friday, March 30, 2007
England beat Ireland by 48 runs in the Super 8 phase of the World Cup at the Providence Stadium, Georgetown, Guyana.
This is both teams first game in this phase, and both begin the stage without any points, having both lost to their fellow group qualifiers - New Zealand and West Indies, respectively.
Toss: England won, and elected to bat first.
Fall of wickets: 1-6 (Joyce, 1.1 ov), 2-23 (Vaughan, 5.2 ov), 3-89 (Bell, 21.2 ov), 4-113 (Pietersen, 26.3 ov), 5-194 (Flintoff, 43.3 ov), 6-245 (Nixon, 48.2 ov), 7-258 (Collingwood, 49.3 ov)
Fall of wickets: 1-6 (Bray, 0.5 ov), 2-11 (Morgan, 3.4 ov), 3-72 (Porterfield, 18.5 ov), 4-116 (Botha, 29.5 ov), 5-139 (KJ O'Brien, 35.6 ov), 6-139 (NJ O'Brien, 36.2 ov), 7-197 (Johnston, 44.5 ov), 8-209 (White, 45.5 ov), 9-210 (Langford-Smith, 46.1 ov), 10-218 (McCallan, 48.1 ov)
England: E C Joyce, M P Vaughan (capt), I R Bell, K P Pietersen, A Flintoff, P D Collingwood, R S Bopara, P A Nixon (wkt), S I Mahmood, J M Anderson, M S Panesar Ireland: W T S Porterfield, J P Bray, E J G Morgan, N J O'Brien (wkt), A C Botha, K J O'Brien, D T Johnston (capt), W K McCallan, A R White, D Langford-Smith, W B Rankin
Player of the match: P D Collingwood (England)
Umpires: B R Doctrove (West Indies) and S J A Taufel (Australia)
TV umpire: D J Harper (Australia)
Match referee: R S Madugalle (Sri Lanka)
Reserve umpire: S A Bucknor (West Indies)
== Sources ==
"28th Match, Super Eights: England v Ireland at Providence, Mar 30, 2007" — Cricinfo, March 30, 2007