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Ireland vs New Zealand, Super 12 - Match 25 Commentary, Live Updates

IRE vs NZ, 2022 - T20 Live Commentary

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Match Ended   
150/9 (20.0/20)
185/6 (20.0/20)
New Zealand beat Ireland by 35 runs
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Kane Williamson, the skipper of New Zealand, says that it was a really good team performance. Mentions that they knew Ireland are a good start and will come hard at them. He is happy with the way his team performed. Shares that the surface was on the slower side and feels that they batted well in the Powerplay which was the key. Kane is satisfied with the way they executed their plans.
Andy Balbirnie, the captain of Ireland,  says that they got a good start with the bat but failed to capitalize. Mentions that they dropped a few catches but overall, they had a good tournament. States that the trend has been to not go too hard at the start of the Powerplay and they did that part well but failed to carry on. Tells that they are playing better cricket than they were 12 months back and praises Josh Little for showing his class with the ball.
Player of the Match is Kane Williamson for his 35-ball 61. He starts by saying that the batters at the top provided them with a good start and they reached a competitive total. Praises the bowlers, especially the spinners. On his personal form, Kane replies that it's nice to get a bit of momentum and time a few balls. Calls it a team effort but at the same time, he praises Ireland for playing some good cricket.
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Earlier, the star of the first innings was Josh Little who stole the limelight with his hat-trick. His efforts stopped New Zealand from charging towards 200 but in the end, Ireland didn't show enough fight with the bat. Kane Williamson's arrival to form was a big boost for the Kiwis and they did most of the things right in this match.
It was a stiff target for Ireland but the way Paul Stirling and Andy Balbirnie approached, it made things look settled for them. They were cautious in the Powerplay overs and then pressed on the accelerator as soon as Mitchell Santner and Ish Sodhi were brought into the attack. Both the bowlers were put to the sword in their first over but then the pendulum swung. Santner bounced back and so did Sodhi. They combined forces to snap four wickets together and removed the cream of the Irish batting. Lockie Ferguson made sure there was no comeback from the lower-middle order by picking three wickets and altogether New Zealand registered a comfortable win.
An easy win in the end for the Black Caps and they have almost sealed their spot in the semi-finals. Ireland gave them a real scare with their opening stand but once both the openers were dismissed, the Irish team lost the plot. Quite convincing from New Zealand.
End Of The Over 20 : 150/9
9 Runs
  • W19.1
  • 119.2
  • 119.3
  • 619.4
  • 019.5
  • 119.6
J. Little
8 (4)
B. McCarthy
6 (5)
T. Southee
4-0-29-2
19.6
1
Tim Southee To Josh Little
Only a single to end the innings! Tim Southee serves this full and outside off, Josh Little chips it towards long off for a run. NEW ZEALAND WIN BY 35 RUNS!
19.5
0
Tim Southee To Josh Little
This is touch fuller and on off, Josh Little moves across to play the scoop but misses and falls over.
19.4
6
Tim Southee To Josh Little
SIX! BOOM! Josh Little sends this one into the stands! Tim Southee bowls this full and around leg, slower too, Josh Little heaves it over the deep mid-wicket fence for a biggie.
19.3
1
Tim Southee To Barry McCarthy
On a length and on off, Barry McCarthy lofts it towards long off on the bounce for a run.
19.2
1
Tim Southee To Josh Little
Full and on off, Josh Little comes down the track and drives it towards long off for a single.
19.1
W
Tim Southee To Mark Adair OUT!
OUT! CAUGHT! Tim Southee gets his second wicket! He bowls a slower one, full and on middle, Mark Adair tries to slog it away, but gets through his shot early and ends up skying it towards long on where Glenn Phillips settles under it and takes a good catch. Josh Little is the new batter.
End Of The Over 19 : 141/8
8 Runs
  • 118.1
  • 118.2
  • 218.3
  • 118.4
  • 218.5
  • 1 LB18.6
M. Adair
4 (4)
B. McCarthy
5 (4)
T. Boult
4-0-38-0
18.6
lb
Trent Boult To Mark Adair
Trent Boult goes full and down the leg side, Mark Adair misses his flick and the ball deflects off his pads towards short fine leg. A leg bye is taken.
18.5
2
Trent Boult To Mark Adair
Full again and on off, slower too, Mark Adair mistimes his heave towards deep mid-wicket for a couple of runs.
18.4
1
Trent Boult To Barry McCarthy
Short of a length and on off, Barry McCarthy forces it towards long off for another run.
18.3
2
Trent Boult To Barry McCarthy
Fuller one, on middle and off, Barry McCarthy drills it down to long on for a brace.
18.2
1
Trent Boult To Mark Adair
Trent Boult lands this short and on middle, Mark Adair miscues his pull shot in the air, but it lands safely way in front of deep mid-wicket. Only a single.
18.1
1
Trent Boult To Barry McCarthy
This is on a yorker length and on off, Barry McCarthy digs it out towards point for a single.
Trent Boult is back on.
End Of The Over 18 : 133/8
7 Runs
  • 417.1
  • 117.2
  • W17.3
  • 117.4
  • W17.5
  • 117.6
B. McCarthy
1 (1)
M. Adair
1 (1)
L. Ferguson
4-0-22-3
17.6
1
Lockie Ferguson To Barry McCarthy
A low full toss, on off, Barry McCarthy guides it towards third man for a single.
Barry McCarthy walks in next.
17.5
W
Lockie Ferguson To George Dockrell OUT!
OUT! TAKEN! Two wickets for Lockie Ferguson in this over and the last hope for Ireland, George Dockrell goes back to the hut. Lockie Ferguson follows the batter well and bowls a full delivery, on leg, George Dockrell gets cramped for room, and drives it uppishly towards wide mid off where Kane Williamson takes an easy catch. A good little cameo from George Dockrell comes to an end.
17.4
1
Lockie Ferguson To Mark Adair
This is on a hard length and on middle, Mark Adair drags it down to long on for a single.
Mark Adair is the new batter.
17.3
W
Lockie Ferguson To Fionn Hand OUT!
OUT! CAUGHT AND BOWLED! Lockie Ferguson gets his second wicket! He bangs this on a shorter length and on middle, Fionn Hand decides to target the shorter boundary and goes for the pull shot, but gets a top edge straight up in the air. Lockie Ferguson calls for it and completes a good catch near short cover.
17.2
1
Lockie Ferguson To George Dockrell
George Dockrell moves across this time, and Lockie Ferguson bowls a full delivery, on off, George Dockrell works it towards long on for a run.
17.1
4
Lockie Ferguson To George Dockrell
FOUR! Powered away! Lockie Ferguson bowls this on a hard length and on leg, George Dockrell makes room and crunches it wide of sweeper cover for a boundary.
Lockie Ferguson is back to bowl his fourth over.
End Of The Over 17 : 126/6
8 Runs
  • 116.1
  • 116.2
  • W16.3
  • 116.4
  • 116.5
  • 416.6
F. Hand
5 (2)
G. Dockrell
18 (12)
T. Southee
3-0-20-1
16.6
4
Tim Southee To Fionn Hand
FOUR! Up and over! Tim Southee serves this full and on off, Fionn Hand stays there and smashes it over extra cover for a boundary. Ireland need 60 runs in 18 balls now.
16.5
1
Tim Southee To George Dockrell
Length again and outside off, slower too, George Dockrell cuts it towards deep point for a single.
16.4
1
Tim Southee To Fionn Hand
This is on a good length and on leg, Fionn Hand pushes it towards long on for a single and gets off the mark.
Fionn Hand walks in next.
16.3
W
Tim Southee To Curtis Campher OUT!
OUT! TAKEN! A short stay for Curtis Campher comes to an end! Tim Southee bowls this on a fuller length and on off, Curtis Campher skips down the track and tries to clear mid off, but fails to get the elevation right and hits it straight into the hands of Finn Allen who makes no mistake. Ireland are six down now!
16.2
1
Tim Southee To George Dockrell
Short of a length and on off, George Dockrell punches it towards sweeper cover for a run.
16.1
1
Tim Southee To Curtis Campher
On a length and on off, Curtis Campher cuts it through point for a single.
End Of The Over 16 : 118/5
15 Runs
  • 415.1
  • 015.2
  • 115.3
  • 215.4
  • 415.5
  • 415.6
G. Dockrell
16 (10)
C. Campher
6 (5)
T. Boult
3-0-31-0
15.6
4
Trent Boult To George Dockrell
FOUR! Good shot from George Dockrell! Trent Boult bowls this full again and on off, George Dockrell stays there and lofts it towards the vacant deep extra cover fence for a boundary.
15.5
4
Trent Boult To George Dockrell
FOUR! Another lucky boundary for Ireland! This is pitched up and outside off, George Dockrell reaches for it and tries to drive it away, but gets a bottom edge and the ball runs towards the thrid man fence for four runs.
15.4
2
Trent Boult To George Dockrell
Trent Boult serves this on a yorker length and on off, George Dockrell squeezes it well towards deep mid-wicket for a brace.
15.3
1
Trent Boult To Curtis Campher
Back of a length and on off, Curtis Campher bunts it onto the ground and towards point for a single.
15.2
0
Trent Boult To Curtis Campher
BEATEN! This is a bit fuller and on off, Curtis Campher goes for the reverse-lap shot but cannot connect.
15.1
4
Trent Boult To Curtis Campher
FOUR! Streaky but Ireland won't mind that! Trent Boult bowls this short of a length and outside off, Curtis Campher tries to cut it but gets a top edge over the short third man fielder for a boundary.
Trent Boult is back on.
End Of The Over 15 : 103/5
4 Runs
  • 014.1
  • 114.2
  • 214.3
  • W14.4
  • 014.5
  • 114.6
C. Campher
1 (2)
G. Dockrell
6 (7)
I. Sodhi
4-0-31-2
14.6
1
Ish Sodhi To Curtis Campher
Fuller again, on off, a mistimed drive to point for a run. End of Sodhi's spell, 2 for 30 is an excellent effort from the leggie.
14.5
0
Ish Sodhi To Curtis Campher
Fuller and on off, Campher reverse-sweeps it to point.
Curtis Campher is the next batter in for Ireland.
14.4
W
Ish Sodhi To Lorcan Tucker OUT!
OUT! Tucker holes out! The Kiwi spinners have turned it around. Ish Sodhi serves it slow and full around off, Lorcan Tucker aims to go inside-out over covers but ends up hitting it aerially towards long off. A simple catch for Finn Allen and Ireland have lost half their side now.
14.3
2
Ish Sodhi To Lorcan Tucker
Loopy and full outside off, Tucker sweeps it to deep mid-wicket where Glenn Phillips makes a diving stop. Two runs taken.
14.2
1
Ish Sodhi To George Dockrell
100 up! Googly again, short and on off, Dockrell goes back and punches it to deep cover for one.
14.1
0
Ish Sodhi To George Dockrell
Googly, full and around off, George walks forward and tries to flick but misses. The appeal is made but nothing from the umpire.
Ish Sodhi (3-0-27-1) to bowl out now.
End Of The Over 14 : 99/4
5 Runs
  • W13.1
  • 013.2
  • 213.3
  • 013.4
  • 213.5
  • 113.6
G. Dockrell
5 (5)
L. Tucker
11 (12)
L. Ferguson
3-0-15-1
13.6
1
Lockie Ferguson To George Dockrell
Edgy! Short in length and on off, George Dockrell top-edges his attempted pull shot down to third man for a single.
13.5
2
Lockie Ferguson To George Dockrell
Back of a length, around off, Dockrell guides it past point and wide of third man. Two runs.
13.4
0
Lockie Ferguson To George Dockrell
The batter has just blocked that from his crease.
13.3
2
Lockie Ferguson To George Dockrell
Shortish and on off, steered through point for two.
13.2
0
Lockie Ferguson To George Dockrell
Full and around off, sharp pace, Dockrell tries to drive but misses.
George Dockrell comes out to the middle now.
13.1
W
Lockie Ferguson To Gareth Delany OUT!
OUT! CAUGHT BEHIND! Lockie Ferguson returns to the attack and begins with a short delivery outside off. It's a leg cutter bowled from the side of the hand at 128 kph and Gareth Delany fails to pick it. He throws his hands at it, trying to cut but all he manages is an outside edge. Devon Conway makes no mistake and Ireland continue to lose the plot. 92 needed off 41 balls.
Lockie Ferguson comes back into the attack. He has conceded 10 runs in two overs.
End Of The Over 13 : 94/3
5 Runs
  • 012.1
  • 012.2
  • 412.3
  • 112.4
  • 012.5
  • 012.6
L. Tucker
11 (12)
G. Delany
10 (7)
M. Santner
4-0-26-2
12.6
0
Mitchell Santner To Lorcan Tucker
Appeal for a stumping! Flighted delivery, full and outside off, Lorcan Tucker fails to sweep and Devon Conway is quick to dislodge the bails. He appeals and the square leg umpire refers it upstairs. The third umpire checks for the outside edge first, it's absent. The side-on angle finds Lorcan safe. 4-0-26-2, superb from Santner.
12.5
0
Mitchell Santner To Lorcan Tucker
Beaten! Lovely bowling as the batter is defeated all ends up.
12.4
1
Mitchell Santner To Gareth Delany
Slow and short on middle, Delany drags it behind square leg for a run.
12.3
4
Mitchell Santner To Gareth Delany
FOUR! Finds the gap this time. Tossed up around off, fuller in length, Gareth Delany hammers it over extra cover for a boundary.
12.2
0
Mitchell Santner To Gareth Delany
Beauty. Loopy, full and around off, drifting in and spinning away, Gareth Delany tries to drive but is beaten on the outside edge.
12.1
0
Mitchell Santner To Gareth Delany
Short in length and wide outside off, Gareth tries to cut but misses.
End Of The Over 12 : 89/3
10 Runs
  • 211.1
  • 211.2
  • 1 LB11.3
  • 1 LB11.4
  • 211.5
  • 211.6
L. Tucker
11 (10)
G. Delany
5 (3)
I. Sodhi
3-0-27-1
11.6
2
Ish Sodhi To Lorcan Tucker
Floated and full, wide outside off, Tucker shuffles across to sweep but ends up dragging it off the inner edge. It goes past the keeper and they get the fourth set of two runs in this over.
11.5
2
Ish Sodhi To Lorcan Tucker
Up and over! Short in length and outside off, Lorcan cuts it over the leaping point fielder. James Neesham does well near the fence to cut it off and they get another couple of runs in this over.
11.4
lb
Ish Sodhi To Gareth Delany
Googly around leg, Delany steps down the track and tries to work it on the leg side but misses. It goes off his pads to square leg and they pick another leg bye.
11.3
lb
Ish Sodhi To Lorcan Tucker
Sodhi goes flatter and spears in a full ball around leg, Lorcan Tucker advances down the track and yorks himself. He gets it away off his pads to square leg and crosses. The bowler is appealing but nothing from the umpire.
11.2
2
Ish Sodhi To Lorcan Tucker
This one is bowled wide outside off, a bit more overspin to extract extra bounce, Lorcan tries to sweep but edges it instead, wide of the keeper. It runs away from short third man and they get another two.
11.1
2
Ish Sodhi To Lorcan Tucker
Top edge but safe. Loopy and full, around middle, Tucker tries to sweep but gets a top edge. It drops in no man's land at mid on and they get a couple.
End Of The Over 11 : 79/3
6 Runs
  • 010.1
  • 010.2
  • W10.3
  • 410.4
  • 110.5
  • 110.6
L. Tucker
3 (5)
G. Delany
5 (2)
M. Santner
3-0-21-2
10.6
1
Mitchell Santner To Lorcan Tucker
Too full and on middle, Lorcan eases it down to long on for a single. End of another successful over for Santner.
10.5
1
Mitchell Santner To Gareth Delany
Short again, on off, forced to deep cover for one.
10.4
4
Mitchell Santner To Gareth Delany
FOUR! A good start for Gareth Delany. Short in length and outside off, Delany rocks back and cuts it through point for a boundary.
Gareth Delany walks out to bat now.
10.3
W
Mitchell Santner To Harry Tector OUT!
OUT! CAUGHT! This is deception at its best. Excellent bowling from Mitchell Santner. He bowls it from wide of the crease and delivers it full and wide outside off, Harry Tector reaches out for it to drive but ends up slicing it tamely towards point. An easy catch for Tim Southee and Ireland are slipping in this chase. 113 needed off 57 balls.
10.2
0
Mitchell Santner To Harry Tector
Short and on off, Tector steps back and cuts it to point.
10.1
0
Mitchell Santner To Harry Tector
Flighted and around off, Harry waits and pushes it with the spin to point.
End Of The Over 10 : 73/2
3 Runs
  • W9.1
  • 09.2
  • 19.3
  • 19.4
  • 09.5
  • 19.6
H. Tector
2 (4)
L. Tucker
2 (4)
I. Sodhi
2-0-19-1
9.6
1
Ish Sodhi To Harry Tector
A bit short and around off, Harry Tector moves across and pulls it through square leg for one more.
9.5
0
Ish Sodhi To Harry Tector
Looped up, full and on off, Harry Tector pushes it towards cover.
9.4
1
Ish Sodhi To Lorcan Tucker
Flighted delivery, full and on off, Lorcan Tucker sweeps it towards deep mid-wicket for a run.
9.3
1
Ish Sodhi To Harry Tector
Floated, full and on off, Harry Tector shuffles across and sweeps it towards deep square leg for a single and gets off the mark.
9.2
0
Ish Sodhi To Harry Tector
Tossed up, full and on middle, Harry Tector leans on and blocks it out.
Drinks break. Two wickets in quick succession and New Zealand will be breathing easy now. Both Paul Stirling and Andy Balbirnie were looking in an attacking mood, especially against the spinners but first Mitchell Santner redeemed himself and now Ish Sodhi has also done the same. With two new batters in the middle, Ireland will have to rebuild in the middle overs with the asking rate hovering around 11. Not going to be easy. Harry Tector is in next.
9.1
W
Ish Sodhi To Paul Stirling OUT!
OUT! TIMBER! Ish Sodhi gets the dangerous, Paul Stirling! Both spinners have turned this game around in the space of two overs. Sodhi bowls the googly this time, on off, turning in a bit, Paul Stirling fails to read it and goes for the sweep across the line, but misses it completely. The ball goes on to rattle the stumps. Ireland have lost both their openers now!
End Of The Over 9 : 70/1
2 Runs
  • W8.1
  • 08.2
  • 08.3
  • 18.4
  • 08.5
  • 18.6
P. Stirling
37 (26)
L. Tucker
1 (3)
M. Santner
2-0-15-1
8.6
1
Mitchell Santner To Paul Stirling
Mitchell Santner pulls his length back a bit, on middle, Paul Stirling skips down the track and knocks it towards mid on for a single.
8.5
0
Mitchell Santner To Paul Stirling
Nicely tossed up, full and on off, Paul Stirling slices it towards short third man.
8.4
1
Mitchell Santner To Lorcan Tucker
Tucker is off the mark. Floated and full, around off, Lorcan sweeps it to deep square leg for a run.
8.3
0
Mitchell Santner To Lorcan Tucker
Very full and on off, it's driven back to the bowler.
8.2
0
Mitchell Santner To Lorcan Tucker
Loopy and slow, around off, Lorcan defends it off the front foot.
Lorcan Tucker is the new batter. 118 needed off 71 balls.
8.1
W
Mitchell Santner To Andy Balbirnie OUT!
OUT! DRAGGED ON! Mitchell Santner finally gets the breakthrough for New Zealand and credit to Kane Williamson for persisting with him despite an expensive first over! He bowls this slower through the air, at 77 mph, and lands it short outside off, Andy Balbirnie stays there and tries to cut it, but gets an inside edge back onto the stumps. A very unlucky end to a good knock from Andy Balbirnie. Ireland lose their first.
End Of The Over 8 : 68/0
16 Runs
  • 1 WD7.1
  • 67.1
  • 07.2
  • 27.3
  • 07.4
  • 67.5
  • 17.6
A. Balbirnie
30 (24)
P. Stirling
36 (24)
I. Sodhi
1-0-16-0
7.6
1
Ish Sodhi To Andy Balbirnie
Googly, full and wide outside off. Andy tries to drive but misses. The keeper also fumbles and they cross. Given as a run, maybe some inside edge.
7.5
6
Ish Sodhi To Andy Balbirnie
SIX! Another one for Andy Balbirnie in this over! Ish Sodhi bowls a looped-up delivery, full and on off, Andy Balbirnie drags his slog-sweep, but still manages to get it over the deep mid-wicket fence for a biggie.
7.4
0
Ish Sodhi To Andy Balbirnie
Floated, full and on off, Andy Balbirnie drives it towards cover where Kane Williamson dives to his right to stop it.
7.3
2
Ish Sodhi To Andy Balbirnie
Short again and around off, Andy Balbirnie moves back and cuts it towards sweeper cover for brace.
7.2
0
Ish Sodhi To Andy Balbirnie
Short and outside off, Andy Balbirnie goes for the cut but misses.
7.1
6
Ish Sodhi To Andy Balbirnie
SIX! Brilliant shot! This is tossed up, full and on middle, Andy Balbirnie slog-sweeps it towards the deep mid-wicket fence where Glenn Phillips leaps but the ball goes over him for a biggie.
7.1
wd
Ish Sodhi To Andy Balbirnie
Ish Sodhi starts with a flatter delivery, way outside off, Andy Balbirnie leaves it alone. Wided.
Ish Sodhi to bowl his leggies.
End Of The Over 7 : 52/0
13 Runs
  • 16.1
  • 46.2
  • 66.3
  • 16.4
  • 06.5
  • 16.6
A. Balbirnie
15 (18)
P. Stirling
36 (24)
M. Santner
1-0-13-0
6.6
1
Mitchell Santner To Andy Balbirnie
Flighted delivery, full and on middle, Andy Balbirnie slog-sweeps it uppishly towards deep mid-wicket where the fielder puts in a brilliant dive forward but cannot reach it. A single is taken. 13 from Santner's first.
6.5
0
Mitchell Santner To Andy Balbirnie
Flatter and quicker, on leg, Andy Balbirnie pulls it but finds the fielder at short fine leg.
6.4
1
Mitchell Santner To Paul Stirling
Slower through the air and on off, Paul Stirling is through his shot early and chips it wide of cover-point for a single.
6.3
6
Mitchell Santner To Paul Stirling
SIX! BANG! Paul Stirling goes big this time! Mitchell Santner flights this up, around leg, Paul Stirling goes down and slog-sweeps it over the deep mid-wicket fence for a biggie.
6.2
4
Mitchell Santner To Paul Stirling
FOUR! Innovative and effective! This is floated, full and on middle, Paul Stirling goes for the reverse sweep and hits it over point for a boundary.
6.1
1
Mitchell Santner To Andy Balbirnie
Mitchell Santner starts with a tossed-up delivery, on off, Andy Balbirnie drives it through covers for a single.
End Of The Over 6 : 39/0
3 Runs
  • 15.1
  • 15.2
  • 05.3
  • 05.4
  • 05.5
  • 15.6
A. Balbirnie
13 (15)
P. Stirling
25 (21)
L. Ferguson
2-0-10-0
5.6
1
Lockie Ferguson To Andy Balbirnie
This is on a good length and on off, slower again, Andy Balbirnie guides it towards third man for a single. Ireland are 39 for none at the end of Powerplay.
5.5
0
Lockie Ferguson To Andy Balbirnie
A slower one now, on a length and on off, Andy Balbirnie steers it towards point.
5.4
0
Lockie Ferguson To Andy Balbirnie
Swing and a miss! This is on a hard length and on leg, Andy Balbirnie goes for the pull shot but misses.
5.3
0
Lockie Ferguson To Andy Balbirnie
Lockie Ferguson serves this on a yorker length, on off at 155 clicks, Andy Balbirnie digs it out towards mid off.
5.2
1
Lockie Ferguson To Paul Stirling
Goes a bit fuller and on middle, Paul Stirling goes for the big heave but hits it with the inner half of the bat towards deep square leg for a single.
5.1
1
Lockie Ferguson To Andy Balbirnie
This is on a hard length and on off, Andy Balbirnie pushes it towards cover for a single.
End Of The Over 5 : 36/0
10 Runs
  • 24.1
  • 14.2
  • 14.3
  • 44.4
  • 04.5
  • 24.6
P. Stirling
24 (20)
A. Balbirnie
11 (10)
T. Southee
2-0-12-0
4.6
2
Tim Southee To Paul Stirling
Fuller and on off, Paul hits it firmly to deep mid-wicket where Daryl Mitchell makes a diving stop. The umpire gets it checked upstairs and the replays find that Daryl has done a neat job. Two runs to end the over.
4.5
0
Tim Southee To Paul Stirling
Play and a miss. Southee delivers it on a length around leg, Stirling gives himself room and tries to swing it over the leg side but fails to connect.
4.4
4
Tim Southee To Paul Stirling
FOUR! Poor line and punished. Off cutter from Southee, it's around leg and going down, Paul Stirling steps back and helps it behind square leg for a boundary.
4.3
1
Tim Southee To Andy Balbirnie
A length delivery outside off, Balbirnie drives it square of the wicket on the off side. There is a fielder in the deep and hence only a run.
4.2
1
Tim Southee To Paul Stirling
Slower one at 111 kph, full and following the batter down the leg side, Paul works it gently to mid-wicket for a run.
4.1
2
Tim Southee To Paul Stirling
Not finding the middle of the bat. Fuller and on middle, Stirling clears his front leg and heaves it off the inner half to deep mid-wicket. Two runs.
Change of ends for Tim Southee.
End Of The Over 4 : 26/0
7 Runs
  • 03.1
  • 03.2
  • 13.3
  • 23.4
  • 13.5
  • 33.6
P. Stirling
15 (15)
A. Balbirnie
10 (9)
L. Ferguson
1-0-7-0
3.6
3
Lockie Ferguson To Paul Stirling
Fuller and around off, Paul Stirling ends up dragging it over the bower's head. The mid on fielder chases it down and they get three runs.
3.5
1
Lockie Ferguson To Andy Balbirnie
Shortish and around off, Andy opens the face of the bat and guides it down to third man for one.
3.4
2
Lockie Ferguson To Andy Balbirnie
Slightly short and outside off, 132 kph, Andy Balbirnie cuts it down to third man for a couple of runs. A diving stop by Glenn Phillips in the deep and he seems to have hurt himself. Nothing serious though.
3.3
1
Lockie Ferguson To Paul Stirling
Outside off, on a good length, Paul heaves it to deep mid-wicket for a run.
3.2
0
Lockie Ferguson To Paul Stirling
Change in length this time. Lockie fires it full and wide outside off, Paul Stirling shapes up to give himself room but ends up reaching out for it. He misses.
3.1
0
Lockie Ferguson To Paul Stirling
Swing and a miss! Lockie Ferguson begins with a 143.7 kph delivery. It's short and around off, Paul Stirling tries to pull but misses.
Lockie Ferguson replaces Tim Southee.
End Of The Over 3 : 19/0
9 Runs
  • 02.1
  • 02.2
  • 22.3
  • 22.4
  • 42.5
  • 12.6
P. Stirling
11 (11)
A. Balbirnie
7 (7)
T. Boult
2-0-16-0
2.6
1
Trent Boult To Paul Stirling
Short and on off, pulled to deep mid-wicket for one. It's been a decent start from Ireland.
2.5
4
Trent Boult To Paul Stirling
FOUR! Picks up a boundary. Fuller in length, wide outside off, Paul Stirling reaches out for it and clobbers it over cover-point for a boundary.
2.4
2
Trent Boult To Paul Stirling
Short and around off, Paul Stirling hangs back and pulls it to deep mid-wicket for a couple of runs.
2.3
2
Trent Boult To Paul Stirling
Miscued. Slower and fuller, around off, Paul goes hard at it and loops it behind the bowler. It drops safely and they take two runs.
2.2
0
Trent Boult To Paul Stirling
Paul is looking scratchy. Fuller in length around off, Paul Stirling drives but finds mid off.
2.1
0
Trent Boult To Paul Stirling
Width on offer outside off, short in length, Paul Stirling hangs back to flat-bat it over the off side but mistimes it badly back towards the bowler.
End Of The Over 2 : 10/0
3 Runs
  • 11.1
  • 01.2
  • 01.3
  • 11.4
  • 01.5
  • 1 LB1.6
P. Stirling
2 (5)
A. Balbirnie
7 (7)
T. Southee
1-0-2-0
1.6
lb
Tim Southee To Paul Stirling
Sliding down the leg side, Stirling tries to flick but misses. It goes off his pads to the keeper who makes a good diving stop. Cannot prevent a leg bye though.
1.5
0
Tim Southee To Paul Stirling
SHOUT FOR AN LBW! Angling in from a length around off, Paul Stirling shuffles across to flick but misses. He is rapped on the pads, they appeal but the umpire shakes his head. Too high, signals Kumar Dharmasena. Kane Williamson takes the word of his bowler and opts for the review. Nothing on the UltraEdge. The Bal Tracker shows that it's clipping the top of the off stump. Umpire's call. A good review as it was a marginal call.
1.4
1
Tim Southee To Andy Balbirnie
Fuller and on off, driven to the left of mid off for one.
1.3
0
Tim Southee To Andy Balbirnie
Gets behind the line of the delivery and pushes it to cover-point.
1.2
0
Tim Southee To Andy Balbirnie
Around off, on a length, tapped down to point.
1.1
1
Tim Southee To Paul Stirling
Shortish around leg, Paul steps back and punches it wide of backward point for a single.
Tim Southee to bowl from the other end.
End Of The Over 1 : 7/0
7 Runs
  • 00.1
  • 10.2
  • 00.3
  • 00.4
  • 00.5
  • 60.6
A. Balbirnie
6 (4)
P. Stirling
1 (2)
T. Boult
1-0-7-0
0.6
6
Trent Boult To Andy Balbirnie
SIX! This has gone the distance. Slightly short and around leg, Andy Balbirnie gives it a big swing of his bat and dismisses it over deep square leg for a maximum.
0.5
0
Trent Boult To Andy Balbirnie
On a length around middle, Andy slips a bit as he keeps it out towards mid on.
0.4
0
Trent Boult To Andy Balbirnie
Fullish and around leg, pushed to mid on.
0.3
0
Trent Boult To Andy Balbirnie
Beauty from Boult. He gets this one to bend in from a good length around middle. Andy Balbirnie is beaten all ends up as he tries to defend from the back foot. The ball sneaks through, beats the inside edge, perhaps clips a bit of the thigh pad as well before going to the keeper.
0.2
1
Trent Boult To Paul Stirling
Fuller this time and a bit too straight, Paul works it through backward square leg for a single.
0.1
0
Trent Boult To Paul Stirling
Beaten! Trent Boult begins by angling across a length delivery outside off, Paul Stirling feels for it inside the line and gets beaten.
Match Info
  • Venue Adelaide Oval, Adelaide
  • Weather Sunny
  • Toss Ireland won the toss and elected to field
  • Result New Zealand beat Ireland by 35 runs
  • Player of the Match Kane Williamson
  • Umpire Kumar Dharmasena (SL), Richard Illingworth (ENG-XI) and Aleem Dar (PAK)
  • Referee Ranjan Madugalle (SL)
Match Notes
  • Innings Break: New Zealand 185/6 in 20.0 overs
  • New Zealand 174/6: M Santner lbw b Josh Little 0(1)
  • Referral 2 (18.4 ovs): M Santner against IRE (LBW) Unsuccessful (IRE: 2, NZ: 0)
  • New Zealand 174/5: J Neesham lbw b Josh Little 0(1)
  • Referral 1 (18.3 ovs): J Neesham against IRE (LBW) Unsuccessful (IRE: 2, NZ: 1)
  • 4th wkt Partnership: 53 off 28 balls between K Williamson (29) and D Mitchell (22)
  • K Williamson 16th T20I fifty: 51 runs in 32 balls (4x4) (2x6)
  • New Zealand 150/3 in 16.5 overs
  • New Zealand 102/2 in 11.4 overs
  • Drinks: New Zealand 75/1 in 10.0 overs
  • Mandatory Power play (1-6): New Zealand 52/1
  • 1st wkt Partnership: 52 off 34 balls between F Allen (32) and D Conway (12)
  • New Zealand 52/0 in 5.4 overs
  • Ireland 150/9 in 20.0 overs
  • Ireland 100/4 in 14.2 overs
  • Drinks: Ireland 70/2 in 9.1 overs
  • 1st wkt Partnership: 50 off 39 balls between P Stirling (35) and A Balbirnie (14)
  • Ireland 50/0 in 6.3 overs
  • Mandatory Power play (1-6): Ireland 39/0
  • Referral 1 (1.5 ovs): NZ against P Stirling (LBW) Unsuccessful (IRE: 2, NZ: 2) (Retained)
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