Ireland’s performance against South Africa was insufficient; what will happen against Australia? CA KJ O’Brien took two wickets in ten overs with 66 runs, and a young Irish spinner took three wickets in ten overs with 81 runs.
Australia vs Ireland ODI Highlights Today 9-27-2016
Because none of the other bowlers performed well, SA scored 354 runs against them. Scoring a high total was the objective since applying pressure to Australia was a smart move, but today’s match will be interesting if Australia chooses to bat first and performs similarly to South Africa.
Although the Benoni surface had slowed down and was helping JP Duminy’s off-breaks at day’s end, South Africa demonstrated that it has enough of runs to offer. On Tuesday, a similar pattern might be anticipated. The outlook for the weather is good. On the night of the game, Australia announced their starting lineup, with right-arm fast bowler Daniel Worrall scheduled to play his first ODI.
Niall O’Brien has been ruled out of the Australia game with a concussion after being forced to miss the play against South Africa because he slipped and struck his head in the restroom prior to the game. If Ireland wants to make a change after the devastating defeat to South Africa, Andy McBrine could be included.
UT Khawaja, DA Warner, SPD Smith*, GJ Bailey, TM Head, MR Marsh, MS Wade†, JW Hastings, A Zampa, DJ Worrall, SM Boland.
WTS Porterfield*, PR Stirling, J Anderson, GC Wilson†, KJ O’Brien, SP Terry, SW Poynter, GH Dockrell, TJ Murtagh, BJ McCarthy, PKD Chase.
ODI no. 3782 Highlights | 2016/17 season
Played at Willowmoore Park, Benoni
27 September 2016 (50-over match)
Umpires – BP Jele and NJ Llong
TV umpire – JS Wilson
Match referee – BC Broad
Reserve umpire – AT Holdstock
Ireland 198 (43.5 ov)
Australia 199/1 (30.1 ov)
Australia won by 9 wickets (with 119 balls remaining)