The final match of 2015 Cricket World Cup league action between Pakistan and Ireland saw the latter side scoring a lowly 237/10. It was Irish captain William Porterfield who played crucial role in the sides’ innings scoring his maiden World Cup century. But apart from Porterfield none of the Ireland’s batsmen clicked while some disciplined bowling by Pakistan helped them restrict Ireland to a below par score. Take a look at the major highlights of Ireland’s innings. Catch- Live Score Update of Pakistan vs Ireland match here.
1—William Porterfield’s first Cricket World Cup century
Ireland’s captain who has been vocal about his displeasure towards international cricket board’s decision to discontinue associate side’s participation in World Cups had a perfect answer for them. He smashed his seventh ODI hundred and first in World Cup against experienced bowling line-up of Pakistan. Playing the role of sheet anchor, Porterfield completed his century in 124 deliveries. Also Read: ICC Cricket World Cup 2015 Schedule: Complete Fixtures & Time Table of all Cricket World Cup 2015 Matches.
2—Fall of Ireland’s wickets on regular interval
Playing in the virtual knockout match, one would have expected a better show from Ireland’s batting after they opted to bat first at the Adelaide Oval. The venue does not boast of huge scores, something that must have been in mind of skipper Porterfield going ahead to bat first. But the decision backfired with Ireland batsmen failing to put up a concrete partnership by losing top order players Paul Sterling, Ed Joyce, Niall O’ Brien and Andy Balbirnie.
3—Trio Rahat Ali, Wahab Riaz and Sohail Khan shine for Pakistan
On a batting wicket, it was a brilliant show by Pakistan’s bowling attack who restricted Ireland at the score of 237. Despite Porterfield’s century, the trio Rahat Ali, Wahab Riaz and Sohail Khan shined for Pakistan sharing seven wickets among them. They were well supported by team’s good aerial and ground fielding. Watch- Live Telecast & Streaming of Pakistan vs Ireland Cricket World Cup 2015 match in India, Pakistan, Ireland, Bangladesh & USA.