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Guardian www.guardian.co.tt Wednesday, September 4, 2013
DUBLIN---Ravi Bopara and Eion Morgan both hit
centuries yesterday to steer a young and inexpe-
rienced England team to a six-wicket victory against
Ireland in a one-day international.
England finished with 274-4 having been set a
target of 269 by the Irish, with captain William
Porterfield scoring 112 for Ireland.
After some worrying moments for England as the
top of their order failed to fire, Bopara and Morgan
put on an unbeaten 226-run partnership. Scoring at
a rate of eight an over, the two steadied the English
attack, which only managed to produce one other
score over ten.
Morgan s 124 off 106 balls included four huge sixes,
while Bopara smashed five out of the ground in his
101 off 75 balls. Tim Murtagh was the only Irish
bowler to find success, taking 3-33.
After a highly successful summer, including an
Ashes series win against Australia, this comeback
showed that English cricket also has a bright future.
Young quick Boyd Rankin claimed 4-46 in his inter-
national ODI debut, outshining the more experienced
Steven Finn, who managed only 0-44.
The English innings started shakily, leading them
to a worrying 25-3 after the end of the ninth over.
When Taylor s wickets were rattled by Murtagh, Eng-
land were 48-4, and 3.1 runs behind the required
But Bopara and Morgan immediately went about
exposing the Irish bowling. Morgan, who is of Irish
descent, delivered an inspiring captain s knock to
England, which won the toss and chose to field,
made early inroads thanks to Rankin but couldn t
prise out the opener Porterfield until the 46th over.
By then, he d hit 14 of the 142 balls he faced to the
England beats Ireland
by six wickets in ODI
boundary, and one six.
The rest of the batting lineup failed to capitalise,
with the extras tally of 32 the second-highest total
on the scorecard. (AP)
England 274-4 (Eoin Morgan 124, Ravi Bopara
101; Tim Murtagh 3-33) vs Ireland 269-7 (William
Porterfield 112; Boyd Rankin 4-46, James Tredwell
2-35). England won by six wickets.
hits a six as
their One Day
Gary Kirsten, the former South Africa batsman
and ex-India coach, has been appointed as head coach
of Delhi Daredevils from 2014.
The franchise announced its association with Kirsten,
who has signed a three-year contract, yesterday in
Hyderabad, the city were Daredevils owners, GMR
Holdings are based.
TA Sekar, the Daredevils team mentor, said that
Kirsten s name was "suggested" by Eric Simons, who
was named the franchise s head coach in 2012. Simons
was the bowling coach when Kirsten was India s head
coach and the pair had played a crucial role in India s
climb up the Test rankings and their 2011 World Cup
win. Simons will continue to work with the team,
Kirsten played 101 Tests in an 11-year South Africa
career and then, after retirement in 2004, he moved
on to coaching, working with the Titans franchise as
a batting consultant. In December 2007, he was named
India coach. After the team s success in the Test arena,
his three-and-a-half-year stint with India ended with
the 2011 World Cup win. He then returned home and
took up the South Africa job.
In August 2012, South Africa beat England in England
to displace them as the No. 1-ranked Test team, and
later in the year they beat Australia in Australia to firmly
establish themselves at the top of the rankings. He
stepped down as South Africa coach at the end of July
this year, saying he would like to spend more time with
his family than working year-round with an international
According to Sekar, Kirsten s proven credentials and
his familiarity with the Indian players made the decision
to appoint him easier. Delhi s poor run in IPL 2013,
when they finished last in the league stage, was also
an important factor when the management sat down
to work out their plans for the future. (ESPNcricinfo)
Kirsten signs up as
Delhi Daredevils coach
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