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  • 12:00 AM IST
    IRE vs NZ Live Updates: Ireland have been bowled out for 142 and NZ win by 31 runs. A comprehensive victory
  • 11:47 PM IST
    IRE vs NZ Live Updates: 44 needed off 24 balls and Mark Adair is keeping Ireland alive with a cameo. He is batting 23 off 17 balls.
  • 11:40 PM IST
    IRE vs NZ Live Updates: 60 needed off 34 balls and with three wickets left, only a miracle can save Ireland.
  • 11:28 PM IST

    IRE vs NZ Live Updates: WICKET! Another one bites the dust as Dockrell goes too. Match slipping away from Ireland. Curtis Campher needs to play a blinder now. IRE 96/6

  • 11:22 PM IST
    IRE vs NZ Live Updates: WICKET! Three boundaries of the 11th over and Curtis Campher is playing a good knock here. IRE 93/5
  • 11:13 PM IST
    IRE vs NZ Live Updates: WICKET! Now Tucker is gone and Ireland have lost half their side with 69 runs in the board.
  • 11:03 PM IST

    IRE vs NZ Live Updates: WICKET! A double wicket over for Ferguson followed by a wicket in the next over of Mitchell Santner, Ireland’s inning is going nowhere. Balbirnie, Stirling, Delany and Tector all back in the hut. IRE – 45-4 in 6.4 overs

  • 10:51 PM IST
    IRE vs NZ Live Updates: WICKET! Gareth Delay Goes and Ireland lose their second. Ireland need a partnership here. IRE – 32-2 in 4.4 overs
  • 10:41 PM IST
    IRE vs NZ Live Updates: Two boundaries off the over but Jacob Duffy strikes back with the wicket of Andrew Balbirnie. IRE – 21-1 in 2.5 overs
  • 10:37 PM IST
    IRE vs NZ Live Updates: Ireland off to a cautious start but they can’t take too long before cutting loose. 174 is a daunting target.
  • 10:19 PM IST
    IRE vs NZ Live Updates: New Zealand finish on 173 and that is a massive score. Ireland will be disappointed to concede this much runs after running through the top order. Glenn Phillips remained unbeaten on 69 and showed what he is capable off.
  • 9:52 PM IST

    IRE vs NZ Live Updates: Despite the collapse, NZ look set to post a decent score. Glenn Phillips is batting well alongside Michael Bracewell and there is Santner to follow. They should be able to post 160 and that will be a challenging score. NZ 123-5/4 in 16.2 overs

  • 9:40 PM IST

    And as I write, Neesham departs for 29 off 16 balls. NZ 100/5 in 13.5 overs

  • 9:39 PM IST

    IRE vs NZ Live Updates: Back to back boundaries for Neesham and 100 up for NZ in 14th over. That’s a good recovery after losing top 4 for just 45 on board.

  • 9:32 PM IST
    IRE vs NZ Live Updates: WICKET! Ireland have been on fire today, NZ four down as Daryl Mitchell takes the long walk back. Mitchell goes for the pull but only manages a top edge to deep backward square leg. and Curtis Campher has a wicket on the second ball of the over. NZ 82/4 in 12
  • 9:17 PM IST
    IRE vs NZ Live Updates: WICKET! Ireland have been on fire today, NZ four down as Daryl Mitchell takes the long walk back. Mitchell goes for the pull but only manages a top edge to deep backward square leg. and Curtis Campher has a wicket on the second ball of the over. NZ 54/4 in 8.3
  • 9:10 PM IST

    IRE vs NZ Live Updates: 50 up for NZ in the 8th over. Ireland will be happy with the proceedings. NZ 50/3 in 7.2

  • 9:07 PM IST

    IRE vs NZ Live Updates: WICKET! Another one bites the dust, Ireland are on a roll here. Dane Clever is gone now. Wanted to go for a pull, only managed an inside edge to the keeper. NZ 38/3 in 5

  • 8:59 PM IST

    IRE vs NZ Live Updates: WICKET! Another one bites the dust, Ireland are on a roll here. Dane Clever is gone now. Wanted to go for a pull, only managed an inside edge to the keeper.

  • 8:49 PM IST

    IRE vs NZ Live Updates: WICKET! Ireland have struck a double blow here as Martin Guptill departs as well. What a start for Ireland, and NZ in early trouble. NZ 29/2 in 3.3

  • 8:45 PM IST

    IRE vs NZ Live Updates: WICKET! And Ireland have their first wicket as Finn Allen walks back to the pavilion. Not a great delivery and Allen hit it well towards towards extra cover but straight into the hands of fielder. Massive wicket.

  • 8:41 PM IST

    IRE vs NZ Live Updates: An expensive first over for Mark Adair as he concedes 11 runs. NZ off to a brisk start. 3 boundaries for Martin Guptill in 7 balls. he is looking dangerous.

  • 8:37 PM IST

    IRE vs NZ Live Updates: A couple of boundaries for Martin Guptill has got NZ Going.

  • 8:04 PM IST

    reland have won the toss and have opted to field

  • 7:30 PM IST

    LIVE Score NZ vs IRE 1st T201, Belfast: We are about half an hour away from the toss to take place. Stay tuned for all the lastest updates.

  • 7:19 PM IST

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  • 6:56 PM IST

    LIVE Score NZ vs IRE 1st T201, Belfast: Hello and welcome to our live coverage of the first T20I between Ireland and New Zealand straight from the Civil Service Cricket Club, Belfast. Ireland would be very happy with the way they had stretched New Zealand to their limits in the just-concluded ODI series but at the same time would be well aware that winning is all that matters in sports. With an eye to correct the mistakes made in the ODI series, Ireland would be looking to pull off a T20I series win against a formidable New Zealand side led by Mitchell Santner.

Highlights NZ vs IRE 1st T20I, Belfast: NZ Win By 31 Runs
LIVE Score NZ vs IRE 1st T201, Belfast: Catch all the latest action unfold along with live scorem full scorecard in our live blog above.

Highlights Ireland vs New Zealand, Belfast: Ireland captain Andrew Balbirnie will be mighty pleased with his team’s performance in the recently concluded ODI series where his side stretched New Zealand to the limits, not once but twice, taking it to the last over of the match. With players like Paul Stirling, Harry Tector and Curtis Campher, he would be hopeful that his side would be able to pull off a historic series-win against a formidable New Zealand side led by Mitchell Santner. (LIVE SCORE)

Santner, on the other hand, would be well aware of the kind of potential this Ireland team has but at the same time would be confident that the likes of Martin Guptill, Mark Chapman, Glenn Phillips, and James Neesham would be good enough to thwart that threat. All in all, we have a cracker of a series ahead of us. Catch all the latest action unfold between Ireland and New Zealand, 1st T20I straight from Belfast along with live scores, live images and full scorecard. (FULL SCORECARD)

Squads:  

New Zealand Squad: Martin Guptill, Finn Allen, Daryl Mitchell, Mark Chapman, Glenn Phillips, Dane Cleaver(w), James Neesham, Mitchell Santner(c), Jacob Duffy, Michael Rippon, Ish Sodhi, Lockie Ferguson, Michael Bracewell, Blair Tickner, Ben Sears

Ireland Squad: Paul Stirling, Andrew Balbirnie(c), Harry Tector, Curtis Campher, Lorcan Tucker(w), Gareth Delany, Andy McBrine, Mark Adair, George Dockrell, Joshua Little, Craig Young, Barry McCarthy, Stephen Doheny, Conor Olphert