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England v Ireland
Guyana, 30 March 2007

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Ed Joyce loses his off stump early in the contest

England win the toss and bat but lose Ed Joyce to Boyd Rankin after some poor shot selection in the second over

Michael Vaughan shows his disappointment at scoring only six runs

Rankin claims his second victim in the sixth over when Michael Vaughan edges into the gloves of Niall O'Brien for only six

Ian Bell scores 31 off 74 balls

Ian Bell plays a more steady innings and puts on 66 with Kevin Pietersen before Kevin O'Brien gets the better of him

Porterfield and McCallan celebrate their prize scalp

Pietersen looks set for another good score until Kyle McCallan tempts him into the hands of William Porterfield at mid-wicket

Collingwood and Flintoff push England close to the 200 mark

His departure brings Paul Collingwood and Andrew Flintoff together and they score 81 as England approach 200

Collingwood sends a shot to the boundary

Flintoff is bowled by Trent Johnston for 43 before Collingwood, with the help of Paul Nixon, brings up his half century

Johnston runs out Collingwood shortly before the end of the innings

Three balls from the end the Durham all-rounder is eventually run out for 90 as England total 266-7 off their 50 overs

Jeremy Bray is out for a duck in Guyana

Ireland's reply starts badly with Jeremy Bray carving James Anderson's delivery to Ravi Bopara at backward point

Flintoff watches as Ireland pile on the runs

With Eoin Morgan run out for two, Ireland fight back through Portferfield and Niall O'Brien's 50 partnership

Niall O'Brien impresses with the bat

Porterfield goes for 31 but O'Brien pushes on and brings up his second half century of the tournament in the 29th over

Panesar shows his joy at taking a wicket

Seven balls later Monty Panesar gets Andre Botha to hole out to Flintoff at long-off, leaving Ireland on 116-4

Panesar successfully appeals for his second wicket

Panesar claims his second wicket six overs later by trapping Kevin O'Brien lbw for 12 as the middle order wobbles

Collingwood and Bell congratulate their captain on his wicket

A tight spell of bowling by Vaughan brings the stumping of Niall O'Brien for 63 as England close in on victory

Johnston loses his middle and leg stumps as his innings of 27 comes to an end

A dangerous 58-run partnership from Trent Johnston and Andrew White is brought to an end by the returning Flintoff

Flintoff celebrates another wicket with team-mates

He also accounts for the last two wickets to finish with 4-43 as England win by 48 runs and go fourth in the Super 8s table



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