Good Afternoon, Trathnona Maith! Hello and Welcome to the live coverage of the Super 10 Group A, Match 5 of the ICC Women’s World T20 2016 at the Punjab Cricket Association (PCA) Stadium in Mohali on Friday. I am Karan Dewan, and I will be bringing to you the live updates from this action. Ireland, being the minnows would be under immense pressure as they face the top and tough guns in the form of New Zealand, Ireland have been sluggish in their recent games off late and would aim to come up with a stellar performance againt the Kiwis. While New Zealand, on the other hand, would aim to get off to a winning start and taming the minnpows with ease. LIVE CRICKET SCORECARD: Ireland Women vs New Zealand Women, ICC Women’s T20 World Cup 2016, Group B Match 5 at Mohali

New Zealand win by 93 runs.

LIVE CRICKET SCORES & UPDATES: Ireland Women 84/5 in 20 Overs , BATTING:  K Garth 6(10), Gaby Lewis 16 (22) : Kasperek bowls her last and the 19th over. Just 3 runs off it. 100 needed off 6 balls. Devine bowls the last over of the innings.6 runs off the over. NZ win comfortably.

LIVE CRICKET SCORES & UPDATES: Ireland Women 75/5 in 18 Overs , BATTING:  K Garth 3(6), Gaby Lewis 10 (14) : Devine into her third over, two dots to begin with. One wide and a single follows. Out!Joyce is bowled by Devine. Dot ball to Garth and a single off the last ball.End of the over. Tahuhu into her final over now. Almost a formality! Four singles off the over and a dot to finish.

Out! S Devine to I Joyce, WICKET!!! I Joyce is out b Sophie Devine 28 (33)

LIVE CRICKET SCORES & UPDATES: Ireland Women 68/4 in 16 Overs , BATTING:  Isobel Joyce 28(32), Gaby Lewis 7 (9) : Devine comes onto bowl the 15th over. Goes for a boundary first ball.Single off the next ball. Double off the next. Another single to follow and Devine finishes with two dots.Birmingham in her final over – Single off the first ball.Three dots back to back and a single then. Another dot to finish.

LIVE CRICKET SCORES & UPDATES: Ireland Women 58/4 in 14 Overs , BATTING:  Isobel Joyce 24(28), Gaby Lewis 1 (1) : S Devine comes onto bowl for New Zealand. Three dots to begin with. Single off the fourth ball. Another dot and a single to finish. Ireland need 124 off 42 balls. Bermingham into her third over bowls another good over just 3 runs off it and a wicket! Out! Rachel Priest stumps Delany, Lewis comes to the crease and takes a single off the last ball.

Out!E Bermingham to L Delany, WICKET!!! L Delany is out st Rachel Priest b Erin Bermingham 9(21)

LIVE CRICKET SCORES & UPDATES: Ireland Women 52/3 in 12 Overs , BATTING:  Isobel Joyce 22(23), L Delany 7 (14) : Bermingham continues.Finally a boundary. Four off the first ball. Double to follow. Single then. A dot and two more singles to end the over. Tahuhu into her third over. Four first ball Single of the next. Two dots on the trot. Another four and a dot to follow.Fifty up for Ireland.

LIVE CRICKET SCORES & UPDATES: Ireland Women 34/3 in 10 Overs , BATTING:  Isobel Joyce 9(17), L Delany 2 (8) : E Bermingham comes into the attack. Get a wicket first ball. Something had to give!Delany comes to the crease. Two dots are followed by two singles and another dot. Tahuhu comes to bowl the 10th over. Still no boundary, just 3 runs off the over.

Out!E Bermingham to C Shillington, WICKET!!! C Shillington is out b Erin Bermingham 15(24)

LIVE CRICKET SCORES & UPDATES: Ireland Women 29/2 in 8 Overs , BATTING:  Isobel Joyce 7(14), Clare Shillington  15 (23) : Nielsen is into her final over. And bowls yet another superb over.Just 2 runs off it. Kasperek now comes to bowl her third over. Ireland just cannot get runs off their bat! Just 2 runs yet again. The last 12 balls have conceded just 4 runs.

LIVE CRICKET SCORES & UPDATES: Ireland Women 23/2 in 6 Overs , BATTING:  Isobel Joyce 4(7), Clare Shillington  12 (18) :Nielsen begins her third over. Dot ball. Double for Joyce off the next ball. Single to follow. No runs off the next two balls as Shillington is unable to score. Kasperek bowls the next over and begins with 3 dots.Just 4 runs off the next three  balls, Ireland really need to send some out of the park.

LIVE CRICKET SCORES & UPDATES: Ireland Women 16/2 in 4 Overs , BATTING:  Isobel Joyce 0(1), Clare Shillington  9 (12) : Nielsen continues and bowls a dot ball to begin with. The next ball she takes a wicket! Joyce is OUT! Stumped.Dalton comes to the crease, gets no runs off the first two balls. Two singles of the last two balls off the over.L Kasperek comes onto bowl now. Dot to begin with. Shillington takes a run off the next ball. Dalton faces the next two balls and is OUT on the fifth all of the over.The captain Suzie Bates takes the catch. Isobel Joyce comes out and gets no runs off the first ball.

OUT! L Kasperek to C Dalton, WICKET!!! C Dalton is out c Suzie Bates b Leigh Kasperek 1 (6)

Out!M Nielsen to C Joyce, WICKET!!! C Joyce is out st Rachel Priest b Morna Nielsen  6(5)

LIVE CRICKET SCORES & UPDATES: Ireland Women 13/0 in 2 Overs , BATTING: Cecelia Joyce  6(3), Clare Shillington  7 (9) : M Nielsen comes onto bowl the first over of the Ireland innings. Just 4 runs off the over. IRE 4/0. Lea Tahuhu comes onto bowl the second over and Joyce welcomes her with a four off the first ball. She takes a single off the second  ball and Shillington gets no runs off the next two.The fifth ball is sent to the boundary for a four. The last ball is a dot.

Ireland need 178 runs to win at 8.85 runs per over.

LIVE CRICKET SCORES & UPDATES: New Zealand Women 177/3 in 20 Overs , BATTING: A Satterthwaite 7(5), S McGlashan 14 (15) :Metcalfe in her final over. Bates takes a double off the first ball and a single to follow. One dot and three singles to finish Metcalfe’s spell of 4 overs conceding 36 runs. Garth in her final over now.Double off the first ball and a single to bring Bates back on strike. Bates hits a two SIXES consecutively. Wonderful hitting! Two runs off the next ball before she is OUT! caught by Mary Waldron. O’Reilly bowls the final over of the innings.Single off the first ball. Three runs come as leg byes off the next two balls. The fourth ball is a dot and Satterthwaite hits a four off the fifth ball and finishes the innings with a double.

Out!K Garth to S Bates, WICKET!!! S Bates is out c Mary Waldron b Kim Garth. 82(60)

LIVE CRICKET SCORES & UPDATES: New Zealand Women 144/2 in 17 Overs , BATTING: Suzie Bates 64(53), S McGlashan 10 (9) : Metcalfe comes to bowl her third over. No runs off the first ball, four off the second.4 off the third ball. 2 singles and a dot to follow. Garth comes onto bowl her third over. FOUR off the first ball, two runs off the next. Dot and a single to follow.Fifth ball is dot and two runs off the last ball.

LIVE CRICKET SCORES & UPDATES: New Zealand Women 128/2 in 15 Overs , BATTING: Suzie Bates 55(47), S McGlashan 3 (3) : Laura Delany is brought into the attack and concedes 11 runs in her first over as Bates reaches a half-century. Brillint effort this! Captain leading from the front. Three singles, Two doubles and one four off the over. Isobel Joyce comes to bowl her last over. Single off the first ball brings Devine on strike who is OUT stumped by Mary Waldron. McGlashan takes a double off the first ballshe faces. Dot ball to follow. Wide. Two singles off the last 2 balls, as JOyce completes her spell.

Out! I Joyce to S Devine, WICKET!!! S Devine is out st Mary Waldron b Isobel Joyce 47 (34)

LIVE CRICKET SCORES & UPDATES: New Zealand Women 111/1 in 13 Overs , BATTING: Suzie Bates 47(42), S Devine 42 (30) : O’Reilly comes onto bowl her 3rd over. Has been brilliant. No wickets for her but has been impressive. Expensive over from her this time round though,according to her standards. Single off the first 3 balls and a boundary to follow.Another single and a double off the last ball for Bates. Joyce comes onto bowl her third over and Devine hits the first ball for a maximum. Two singles to follow and a wide. Another two singles and a double to finish the over.Both players closing their half-centuries now.

LIVE CRICKET SCORES & UPDATES: New Zealand Women 88/1 in 11 Overs , BATTING: Suzie Bates 41(37), S Devine 26 (23) :O’Reilly continues her spell. Bowls a good 2nd over and still hasn’t conceded a boundary. 4 singles and a double in her over. Joyce also continues her spell.Dot ball to begin with. Single to follow. Another dot and singles off the next 2 balls. Dot ball to finish. A better over from Joyce this time.

LIVE CRICKET SCORES & UPDATES: New Zealand Women 79/1 in 9 Overs , BATTING: Suzie Bates 35(30), S Devine 23 (18) :  O’Reilly comes into the attack in the 8th over. Bowls a superb over with just 3 runs. 2 runs off the first ball and a single off the second. Rest are dots. The captain Isobel Joyce comes onto bowl in the 9th over, is welcomed by a boundary by Devine. Single off the next ball and a double to follow. 5 wides are added to the total and Bates takes a run off the next. Dot ball to follow and a single for Devine to end the over.

LIVE CRICKET SCORES & UPDATES: New Zealand Women 61/1 in 7 Overs , BATTING: Suzie Bates 32(24), S Devine 14 (12) : Kenealy bowls the sixth over, 7 runs off her over with a boundary off the fifth ball. Metcalfe comes on in the 8th over, and it proves to another good one for the Kiwis. Bates is looking to up the tempo now. Three runs off the first 3 balls are followed by two boundaries and two singles.

LIVE CRICKET SCORES & UPDATES: New Zealand Women 41/1 in 5 Overs , BATTING: Suzie Bates 16(16), S Devine 11 (8)  :C Metcalfe comes into the attack. Gives a single off the first ball, followed by a boundary off the second. Bates defends the next ball and takes a single off the next. Devine then hits Six! and no runs off the last ball.

LIVE CRICKET SCORES & UPDATES: New Zealand Women 30/1 in 4 Overs , BATTING: Suzie Bates 11(12), S Devine 5 (6)  : Bates takes a single off Kenealy’s first ball, Next ball is a wide. Kenealy then hits a four and follows it with a single. Dot ball. Bates again takes a single and follows with a dot.

LIVE CRICKET SCORES & UPDATES: New Zealand Women 19/1 in 2 Overs , BATTING: Suzie Bates 6 (5), S Devine 0 (1)  : Amy Kenealy bowls the 2nd over. Bates hits her for four off the first ball. The next two balls are dots. Bates takes a run off the fourth ball. Preist is OUT on the 5th ball, caught by Shillington.

Out! A Kenealy to R Priest, WICKET!!! R Priest is out c Clare Shillington b Amy Kenealy

LIVE CRICKET SCORES & UPDATES: New Zealand Women 14/0 in 1 Over , BATTING: Suzie Bates 1 (1), Rachel Priest  12 (5): Kim Garth bowls the first over of the NZ innings as Barth takes a single off the first ball. Second ball is a dot. Priest hits a four off the third. The next ball is a dot. And then another four.Garth bowls a wide and then goes for another boundary.Poor first over.

IRE Playing XI: C Shillington, C Joyce, C Dalton, I Joyce*, L Delany, G Lewis, K Garth, M Waldron (wk), L O’Reilly, A Kenealy, C Metcalfe

NZ Playing XI:C Shillington, C Joyce, C Dalton, I Joyce*, L Delany, G Lewis, K Garth, M Waldron (wk), L O’Reilly, A Kenealy, C Metcalfe S Bates, R Priest (wk), S Devine, S McGlashan, A Satterthwaite, K Martin, K Perkins, L Kasperek, E Bermingham, L Tahuhu, M Nielsen

Toss: New Zealand have won the toss; Opt to bat.

Former runner-ups New Zealand will start as dark horse team of the tournament, considering their excellent record in the tournament in the previous four editions. In the first two editions of this tournament in 2009 and 2010, New Zealand reached finals but lost in both. They are third best team in terms of win loss ratio with 14 wins from 19 World T20 matches. Whereas, Ireland are yet to win their first match in World T20 as they have lost all five matches so far in this tournament.For Ireland, this is going to be their second World T20 campaign would look to upset big teams like New Zealand as their men’s team has done that quite a few times. New Zealand women’s captain Suzie Bates is the highest run getter in T20Is with 1944 runs at 26.23 with a strike rate of 106.75.

Squads:

Ireland Women: Isobel Joyce (c), Laura Delany, Jennifer Gray, Shauna Kavanagh, Gaby Lewis, Kate McKenna, Lucy O’Reilly, Mary Waldron (wk), Cath Dalton, Kim Garth, Cecelia Joyce, Amy Kenealy, Robyn Lewis, Ciara Metcalfe, Clare Shillington.

New Zealand Women: Erin Bermingham, Suzie Bates (c), Felicity Leydon-Davis, Katey Martin, Morna Nielsen, Rachel Priest (wk), Anna Peterson, Hannah Rowe, Lea Tahuhu, Sophie Devine, Leigh Kasperek, Sara McGlashan, Thamsyn Newton, Katie Perkins, Amy Satterthwaite.

LIVE CRICKET SCORECARD: Ireland Women vs New Zealand Women, ICC Women’s T20 World Cup 2016, Group B Match 5 at Mohali