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    Ireland Vs New Zealand Super 12 - Match 25 - ICC Men's T20 World Cup, Australia, 2022 - summary

    Date: Nov 04, 2022 Venue: Adelaide Oval, Adelaide
    IRE
    150/9 (20.0 Ovs)
    NZ
    185/6 (20.0 Ovs)

    New Zealand beat Ireland by 35 runs

    Man of the match: Kane Williamson
    Last Wicket: Mark Adair c Glenn Phillips b Tim Southee 4 (5) - 141/9 in 19.1 Over

    COMMENTARY

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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. 
    19.6
    Tim Southee to Josh Little, 1 run, 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 AND ARE WELL PLACED TO QUALIFY FOR THE SEMI-FINALS.
    19.5
    Tim Southee to Josh Little, no run, This is touch fuller and on off, Josh Little moves across to play the scoop but misses and falls over.
    19.4
    Tim Southee to Josh Little, SIX, 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
    Tim Southee to Barry McCarthy, 1 run, On a length and on off, Barry McCarthy lofts it towards long off on the bounce for a run.
    19.2
    Tim Southee to Josh Little, 1 run, Full and on off, Josh Little comes down the track and drives it towards long off for a single.
    19.1
    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.
    18.6
    Trent Boult to Mark Adair, leg byes, 1 run, 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
    Trent Boult to Mark Adair, 2 runs, Full again and on off, slower too, Mark Adair mistimes his heave towards deep mid-wicket for a couple of runs.
    18.4
    Trent Boult to Barry McCarthy, 1 run, Short of a length and on off, Barry McCarthy forces it towards long off for another run.
    18.3
    Trent Boult to Barry McCarthy, 2 runs, Fuller one, on middle and off, Barry McCarthy drills it down to long on for a brace.
    18.2
    Trent Boult to Mark Adair, 1 run, 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
    Trent Boult to Barry McCarthy, 1 run, This is on a yorker length and on off, Barry McCarthy digs it out towards point for a single.
    Trent Boult is back on.
    17.6
    Lockie Ferguson to Barry McCarthy, 1 run, A low full toss, on off, Barry McCarthy guides it towards third man for a single.
    Barry McCarthy walks in next.
    17.5
    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
    Lockie Ferguson to Mark Adair, 1 run, 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
    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
    Lockie Ferguson to George Dockrell, 1 run, 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
    Lockie Ferguson to George Dockrell, FOUR, 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.
    16.6
    Tim Southee to Fionn Hand, FOUR, 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
    Tim Southee to George Dockrell, 1 run, Length again and outside off, slower too, George Dockrell cuts it towards deep point for a single.
    16.4
    Tim Southee to Fionn Hand, 1 run, 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
    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
    Tim Southee to George Dockrell, 1 run, Short of a length and on off, George Dockrell punches it towards sweeper cover for a run.
    16.1
    Tim Southee to Curtis Campher, 1 run, On a length and on off, Curtis Campher cuts it through point for a single.
    15.6
    Trent Boult to George Dockrell, FOUR, 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
    Trent Boult to George Dockrell, FOUR, 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
    Trent Boult to George Dockrell, 2 runs, 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
    Trent Boult to Curtis Campher, 1 run, Back of a length and on off, Curtis Campher bunts it onto the ground and towards point for a single.
    15.2
    Trent Boult to Curtis Campher, no run, BEATEN! This is a bit fuller and on off, Curtis Campher goes for the reverse-lap shot but cannot connect.
    15.1
    Trent Boult to Curtis Campher, FOUR, 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.
    14.6
    Ish Sodhi to Curtis Campher, 1 run, 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
    Ish Sodhi to Curtis Campher, no run, Fuller and on off, Campher reverse-sweeps it to point.
    Curtis Campher is the next batter in for Ireland.
    14.4
    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
    Ish Sodhi to Lorcan Tucker, 2 runs, Loopy and full outside off, Tucker sweeps it to deep mid-wicket where Glenn Phillips makes a diving stop. Two runs taken.
    14.2
    Ish Sodhi to George Dockrell, 1 run, 100 up! Googly again, short and on off, Dockrell goes back and punches it to deep cover for one.
    14.1
    Ish Sodhi to George Dockrell, no run, 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.
    13.6
    Lockie Ferguson to George Dockrell, 1 run, Edgy! Short in length and on off, George Dockrell top-edges his attempted pull shot down to third man for a single.
    13.5
    Lockie Ferguson to George Dockrell, 2 runs, Back of a length, around off, Dockrell guides it past point and wide of third man. Two runs.
    13.4
    Lockie Ferguson to George Dockrell, no run, The batter has just blocked that from his crease.
    13.3
    Lockie Ferguson to George Dockrell, 2 runs, Shortish and on off, steered through point for two.
    13.2
    Lockie Ferguson to George Dockrell, no run, Full and around off, sharp pace, Dockrell tries to drive but misses.
    George Dockrell comes out to the middle now.
    13.1
    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.
    12.6
    Mitchell Santner to Lorcan Tucker, no run, 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
    Mitchell Santner to Lorcan Tucker, no run, Beaten! Lovely bowling as the batter is defeated all ends up.
    12.4
    Mitchell Santner to Gareth Delany, 1 run, Slow and short on middle, Delany drags it behind square leg for a run.
    12.3
    Mitchell Santner to Gareth Delany, FOUR, 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
    Mitchell Santner to Gareth Delany, no run, 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
    Mitchell Santner to Gareth Delany, no run, Short in length and wide outside off, Gareth tries to cut but misses.
    11.6
    Ish Sodhi to Lorcan Tucker, 2 runs, 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
    Ish Sodhi to Lorcan Tucker, 2 runs, 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
    Ish Sodhi to Gareth Delany, leg byes, 1 run, 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
    Ish Sodhi to Lorcan Tucker, leg byes, 1 run, 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
    Ish Sodhi to Lorcan Tucker, 2 runs, 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
    Ish Sodhi to Lorcan Tucker, 2 runs, 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.
    10.6
    Mitchell Santner to Lorcan Tucker, 1 run, Too full and on middle, Lorcan eases it down to long on for a single. End of another successful over for Santner.
    10.5
    Mitchell Santner to Gareth Delany, 1 run, Short again, on off, forced to deep cover for one.
    10.4
    Mitchell Santner to Gareth Delany, FOUR, 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
    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
    Mitchell Santner to Harry Tector, no run, Short and on off, Tector steps back and cuts it to point.
    10.1
    Mitchell Santner to Harry Tector, no run, Flighted and around off, Harry waits and pushes it with the spin to point.
    9.6
    Ish Sodhi to Harry Tector, 1 run, A bit short and around off, Harry Tector moves across and pulls it through square leg for one more.
    9.5
    Ish Sodhi to Harry Tector, no run, Looped up, full and on off, Harry Tector pushes it towards cover.
    9.4
    Ish Sodhi to Lorcan Tucker, 1 run, Flighted delivery, full and on off, Lorcan Tucker sweeps it towards deep mid-wicket for a run.
    9.3
    Ish Sodhi to Harry Tector, 1 run, 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
    Ish Sodhi to Harry Tector, no run, 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
    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!
    8.6
    Mitchell Santner to Paul Stirling, 1 run, 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
    Mitchell Santner to Paul Stirling, no run, Nicely tossed up, full and on off, Paul Stirling slices it towards short third man.
    8.4
    Mitchell Santner to Lorcan Tucker, 1 run, Tucker is off the mark. Floated and full, around off, Lorcan sweeps it to deep square leg for a run.
    8.3
    Mitchell Santner to Lorcan Tucker, no run, Very full and on off, it's driven back to the bowler.
    8.2
    Mitchell Santner to Lorcan Tucker, no run, 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
    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.
    7.6
    Ish Sodhi to Andy Balbirnie, 1 run, 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
    Ish Sodhi to Andy Balbirnie, SIX, 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
    Ish Sodhi to Andy Balbirnie, no run, Floated, full and on off, Andy Balbirnie drives it towards cover where Kane Williamson dives to his right to stop it.
    7.3
    Ish Sodhi to Andy Balbirnie, 2 runs, Short again and around off, Andy Balbirnie moves back and cuts it towards sweeper cover for brace.
    7.2
    Ish Sodhi to Andy Balbirnie, no run, Short and outside off, Andy Balbirnie goes for the cut but misses.
    7.1
    Ish Sodhi to Andy Balbirnie, SIX, 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
    Ish Sodhi to Andy Balbirnie, wide, 1 run, Ish Sodhi starts with a flatter delivery, way outside off, Andy Balbirnie leaves it alone. Wided.
    Ish Sodhi to bowl his leggies.
    6.6
    Mitchell Santner to Andy Balbirnie, 1 run, 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
    Mitchell Santner to Andy Balbirnie, no run, Flatter and quicker, on leg, Andy Balbirnie pulls it but finds the fielder at short fine leg.
    6.4
    Mitchell Santner to Paul Stirling, 1 run, 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
    Mitchell Santner to Paul Stirling, SIX, 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
    Mitchell Santner to Paul Stirling, FOUR, 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
    Mitchell Santner to Andy Balbirnie, 1 run, Mitchell Santner starts with a tossed-up delivery, on off, Andy Balbirnie drives it through covers for a single.
    5.6
    Lockie Ferguson to Andy Balbirnie, 1 run, 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
    Lockie Ferguson to Andy Balbirnie, no run, A slower one now, on a length and on off, Andy Balbirnie steers it towards point.
    5.4
    Lockie Ferguson to Andy Balbirnie, no run, Swing and a miss! This is on a hard length and on leg, Andy Balbirnie goes for the pull shot but misses.
    5.3
    Lockie Ferguson to Andy Balbirnie, no run, Lockie Ferguson serves this on a yorker length, on off at 155 clicks, Andy Balbirnie digs it out towards mid off.
    5.2
    Lockie Ferguson to Paul Stirling, 1 run, 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
    Lockie Ferguson to Andy Balbirnie, 1 run, This is on a hard length and on off, Andy Balbirnie pushes it towards cover for a single.
    4.6
    Tim Southee to Paul Stirling, 2 runs, 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
    Tim Southee to Paul Stirling, no run, 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
    Tim Southee to Paul Stirling, FOUR, 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
    Tim Southee to Andy Balbirnie, 1 run, 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
    Tim Southee to Paul Stirling, 1 run, 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
    Tim Southee to Paul Stirling, 2 runs, 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.
    3.6
    Lockie Ferguson to Paul Stirling, 3 runs, 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
    Lockie Ferguson to Andy Balbirnie, 1 run, Shortish and around off, Andy opens the face of the bat and guides it down to third man for one.
    3.4
    Lockie Ferguson to Andy Balbirnie, 2 runs, 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
    Lockie Ferguson to Paul Stirling, 1 run, Outside off, on a good length, Paul heaves it to deep mid-wicket for a run.
    3.2
    Lockie Ferguson to Paul Stirling, no run, 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
    Lockie Ferguson to Paul Stirling, no run, 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.
    2.6
    Trent Boult to Paul Stirling, 1 run, Short and on off, pulled to deep mid-wicket for one. It's been a decent start from Ireland.
    2.5
    Trent Boult to Paul Stirling, FOUR, 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
    Trent Boult to Paul Stirling, 2 runs, Short and around off, Paul Stirling hangs back and pulls it to deep mid-wicket for a couple of runs.
    2.3
    Trent Boult to Paul Stirling, 2 runs, 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
    Trent Boult to Paul Stirling, no run, Paul is looking scratchy. Fuller in length around off, Paul Stirling drives but finds mid off.
    2.1
    Trent Boult to Paul Stirling, no run, 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.
    1.6
    Tim Southee to Paul Stirling, leg byes, 1 run, 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
    Tim Southee to Paul Stirling, no run, 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
    Tim Southee to Andy Balbirnie, 1 run, Fuller and on off, driven to the left of mid off for one.
    1.3
    Tim Southee to Andy Balbirnie, no run, Gets behind the line of the delivery and pushes it to cover-point.
    1.2
    Tim Southee to Andy Balbirnie, no run, Around off, on a length, tapped down to point.
    1.1
    Tim Southee to Paul Stirling, 1 run, Shortish around leg, Paul steps back and punches it wide of backward point for a single.
    Tim Southee to bowl from the other end.
    0.6
    Trent Boult to Andy Balbirnie, SIX, 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
    Trent Boult to Andy Balbirnie, no run, On a length around middle, Andy slips a bit as he keeps it out towards mid on.
    0.4
    Trent Boult to Andy Balbirnie, no run, Fullish and around leg, pushed to mid on.
    0.3
    Trent Boult to Andy Balbirnie, no run, 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
    Trent Boult to Paul Stirling, 1 run, Fuller this time and a bit too straight, Paul works it through backward square leg for a single.
    0.1
    Trent Boult to Paul Stirling, no run, Beaten! Trent Boult begins by angling across a length delivery outside off, Paul Stirling feels for it inside the line and gets beaten.

    MATCH DETAILS

    150 in 20.0 overs (7.5 runs per over)

    Toss: Toss won by Ireland

    Umpires: Kumar Dharmasena (SL), Richard Illingworth (ENG-XI) and Aleem Dar (PAK)

    Match referee: Ranjan Madugalle (SL)

    IRE
    150/9 (20.0 Ovs)
    NZ
    185/6 (20.0 Ovs)

    New Zealand beat Ireland by 35 runs

    Man of the match: Kane Williamson
    BATTINGRB4S6SSR
    Finn Allen
    c Fionn Hand b Mark Adair
    321851177.78
    Devon Conway (W)
    c Mark Adair b Gareth Delany
    28332084.85
    Kane Williamson (C)
    c Gareth Delany b Josh Little
    613553174.29
    Glenn Phillips
    c George Dockrell b Gareth Delany
    17921188.89
    Daryl Mitchell
    not out
    312120147.62
    James Neesham
    lbw b Josh Little
    01000
    Mitchell Santner
    lbw b Josh Little
    01000
    Tim Southee
    not out
    120050
    Total185 in20.0 overs(9.25 runs per over)
    ExtrasExtras (b 1lb7, w7, nb0, p)15

    Fall of wickets

    1-52(Finn Allen, 5.5),2-96(Devon Conway, 11.2),3-114(Glenn Phillips, 13.1),4-174(Kane Williamson, 18.2),5-174(James Neesham, 18.3),6-174(Mitchell Santner, 18.4),

    BOWLINGOVERSMRW ECON EXTRAS
    Josh Little402230nb, 1w
    Mark Adair403910nb, 3w
    Barry McCarthy404600nb, 0w
    Gareth Delany403020nb, 1w
    Fionn Hand202200nb, 0w
    George Dockrell201800nb, 2w
    BATTINGRB4S6SSR
    Paul Stirling
    b Ish Sodhi
    372731137.04
    Andy Balbirnie (C)
    b Mitchell Santner
    302503120
    Lorcan Tucker (W)
    c Finn Allen b Ish Sodhi
    13140092.86
    Harry Tector
    c Tim Southee b Mitchell Santner
    270028.57
    Gareth Delany
    c Devon Conway b Lockie Ferguson
    10820125
    George Dockrell
    c Kane Williamson b Lockie Ferguson
    231530153.33
    Curtis Campher
    c Finn Allen b Tim Southee
    7710100
    Fionn Hand
    c & b Lockie Ferguson
    5310166.67
    Mark Adair
    c Glenn Phillips b Tim Southee
    450080
    Barry McCarthy
    not out
    6500120
    Josh Little
    not out
    8401200
    Total150 in20.0 overs(7.5 runs per over)
    ExtrasExtras (b 0lb4, w1, nb0, p)5

    Fall of wickets

    1-68(Andy Balbirnie, 8.1),2-70(Paul Stirling, 9.1),3-73(Harry Tector, 10.3),4-94(Gareth Delany, 13.1),5-102(Lorcan Tucker, 14.4),6-120(Curtis Campher, 16.3),7-131(Fionn Hand, 17.3),8-132(George Dockrell, 17.5),9-141(Mark Adair, 19.1),

    BOWLINGOVERSMRW ECON EXTRAS
    Trent Boult403800nb, 0w
    Tim Southee402920nb, 0w
    Lockie Ferguson402230nb, 0w
    Mitchell Santner402620nb, 0w
    Ish Sodhi403120nb, 1w

    MATCH DETAILS

    150 in20.0 overs(7.5 runs per over)

    Toss: Toss won by Ireland

    Umpires: Kumar Dharmasena (SL), Richard Illingworth (ENG-XI) and Aleem Dar (PAK)

    Match referee: Ranjan Madugalle (SL)

    HIndi
    IRE
    150/9 (20.0 Ovs)
    NZ
    185/6 (20.0 Ovs)

    New Zealand beat Ireland by 35 runs

    Man of the match: Kane Williamson
    Last Wicket: Mark Adair c Glenn Phillips b Tim Southee 4 (5) - 141/9 in 19.1 Over

    COMMENTARY

    End of over

    IRE150/9 (20.0 Ovs)

    We are back for the chase! The players are out in the middle. Paul Stirling and Andy Balbirnie are the two openers for Ireland. Trent Boult has been given the new ball and is raring to go. Here we go...
    ... THE RUN CHASE ...
    Right then, New Zealand have the bowling firepower to defend this total but they need to be wary of the threat that Ireland possess with the bat. If the Irish team survives the initial burst with the new ball from the Kiwis, we will be in for a riveting chase. Stay tuned...
    The hat-trick hero Josh Little comes up for a quick chat. Says that there was a bit of tail on offer at the backend and he tried to bring the ball into the batters and hoped that they miss it. Admits that they should have bowled fuller earlier when the swing was on offer. Feels that there is no reason why they cannot get the target and cause another upset. 
    All the talk around Kane Williamson's form and approach in this format was put to bed. He smashed a 35-ball 61 to propel New Zealand in the end overs but his departure forced a mini-collapse. Josh Little claimed a hat-trick, the second of this edition, and his efforts were the prime reason that the Kiwis didn't get the desired finish.
    New Zealand looked slightly scratchy at the start but slowly grew into the Powerplay overs, all thanks to Finn Allen's blitz with the bat. Devon Conway was dropped on one by Harry Tector but his innings never got going and he got eventually dismissed after his participation in a slow partnership with Kane Williamson. Glenn Phillips' arrival injected some momentum into New Zealand's innings and although his stay was short, he did the job of setting the tone.
    Incredible piece of bowling in the last two overs from Ireland and that stopped New Zealand from touching the 200-run mark. The Irish team will be feeling the momentum behind them after finishing on a hight but they still have a big target in front to overhaul.
    19.6
    Mark Adair to Daryl Mitchell, 2 runs, A couple of runs to end the innings! Mark Adair bowls another low full toss, on off, Daryl Mitchell mistimes his drive down to long off for a couple of runs. New Zealand finish on 185 for 6!
    19.5
    Mark Adair to Daryl Mitchell, 2 runs, Short of a length and on off, slower too, Daryl Mitchell punches it past extra cover for a brace.
    19.4
    Mark Adair to Daryl Mitchell, 2 runs, A full toss and on off, Daryl Mitchell slaps it towards the bowler where Mark Adair gets a hand to it and parries it towards long on. Two runs taken!
    19.3
    Mark Adair to Daryl Mitchell, no run, This is another brilliant yorker, outside off, Daryl Mitchell moves across to play at it but cannot connect.
    19.2
    Mark Adair to Tim Southee, byes, 1 run, Mark Adair nails the yorker, on off, Tim Southee tries to dig it out, but misses and it goes through the keeper. The batter gets a bye.
    19.2
    Mark Adair to Tim Southee, wide, 1 run, WIDE! Mark Adair bangs in a bouncer, on middle, Tim Southee ducks under it. It is called a wide for height.
    19.1
    Mark Adair to Daryl Mitchell, 1 run, Mark Adair bowls a full toss on outside off, Daryl Mitchell smashes it to the right of cover where the fielder does well to stop it diving to that side. A single is taken.
    Mark Adair to bowl the last over.
    18.6
    Josh Little to Daryl Mitchell, 1 run, Slower length ball on middle, Daryl Mitchell turns it in the gap on the leg side, through square leg, for a single. What an over - a hat-trick in it and just three runs.
    18.5
    Josh Little to Tim Southee, 1 run, A length ball around off, Tim Southee walks forward and taps it down to the off side for a run.
    Tim Southee is in next.
    18.4
    Josh Little to Mitchell Santner, out, OUT! PLUMB IN FRONT! HAT-TRICK FOR LITTLE! Josh Little fires in a good length delivery, on middle, skidding through, Mitchell Santner is very late to put his bat down to play at it and gets rapped around his pads right in front of the stumps. There is a huge appeal for LBW, and up goes the finger. The Irish players are delighted. However, Mitchell Santner takes the review. UltraEdge shows no bat involved and Ball Tracking shows three reds. The hat-trick stands, the second of this edition after Karthik Meiyappan's against Sri Lanka.
    Mitchell Santner is ready to face the hat-trick ball.
    18.3
    Josh Little to James Neesham, out, OUT! GIVEN LBW! James Neesham has decided to review the decision. Looks out to the naked eye. Coming to the delivery, it's a bit on the shorter side, around middle and angling in, James Neesham hangs back to heave it over the leg side but it stays low and strikes him on the back leg. The appeal is made and the finger goes up. DRS time! The UltraEdge shows nothing and the Ball Tracking confirms three reds. A golden duck for Neesham and Little is on a hat-trick.
    James Neesham arrives with 10 balls remaining in the innings. He has the license to unleash.
    18.2
    Josh Little to Kane Williamson, out, OUT! TAKEN! Josh Little gets the big wicket of Kane Williamson who was looking dangerous. Little bangs this short and on middle, Kane Williamson goes for the pull shot, but hits it with the top half of his bat and fails to get the required power. As a result, the ball flies in the air and towards deep square leg where Gareth Delany takes a nice catch moving to his right.
    18.1
    Josh Little to Daryl Mitchell, 1 run, On a length and on middle, Daryl Mitchell nudges it through square leg for a single.
    Josh Little to bowl the penultimate over.
    17.6
    Barry McCarthy to Kane Williamson, SIX, SIX! BANG! Kane Williamson clears the fence! Barry McCarthy serves this full and on middle, Kane Williamson stays there and heaves it over the deep mid-wicket fence for another maximum. 21 from the over and New Zealand are finishing on a high.
    17.5
    Barry McCarthy to Kane Williamson, FOUR, FOUR! Slashed away! This is short and outside off with third man up in the circle, Kane Williamson slices it over short third man for a boundary.
    17.4
    Barry McCarthy to Kane Williamson, SIX, SIX! FIFTY FOR KANE! Barry McCarthy bowls this full and on middle, Kane Williamson goes down and slog-sweeps it over the deep mid-wicket fence for a biggie. This has been a good knock from him and he will look to take New Zealand to a good total now.
    17.3
    Barry McCarthy to Daryl Mitchell, 1 run, Back of a length and outside off, Daryl Mitchell cuts it towards sweeper cover for a single.
    17.2
    Barry McCarthy to Daryl Mitchell, 2 runs, Dropped! A full toss around leg, Daryl Mitchell flicks it uppishly towards short fine leg where Josh Little spills it out. Two runs taken!
    17.1
    Barry McCarthy to Daryl Mitchell, 2 runs, Barry McCarthy tries to go for the yorker, but bowls a low full toss, on off, Daryl Mitchell drives it wide of long on for two runs.
    Barry McCarthy to bowl out.
    16.6
    Mark Adair to Kane Williamson, 2 runs, Mark Adair serves this full and around leg, Kane Williamson flicks it through mid-wicket for a brace.
    16.5
    Mark Adair to Daryl Mitchell, 1 run, A good yorker now, outside off, Daryl Mitchell moves across a bit and digs it towards point for one.
    16.4
    Mark Adair to Daryl Mitchell, 2 runs, This is pitched up, on middle, Daryl Mitchell lofts it towards long on for a couple of runs.
    16.3
    Mark Adair to Daryl Mitchell, FOUR, FOUR! Nice shot! Mark Adair changes his pace again and bowls this short of a length, on off, Daryl Mitchell stays there and smashes it over cover for a boundary.
    16.2
    Mark Adair to Kane Williamson, 1 run, Mark Adair lands this short and on middle, Kane Williamson pulls it towards deep square leg for a run.
    16.1
    Mark Adair to Daryl Mitchell, 1 run, This is full and outside off, Daryl Mitchell drills it down to long off for a single.
    16.1
    Mark Adair to Daryl Mitchell, wide, 1 run, Wide! Mark Adair goes for the slower one, but loses his line and bowls this well outside off, Daryl Mitchell leaves it alone. It is called a wide.
    Mark Adair is back on. 1 for 19 in his 2 overs so far.
    15.6
    George Dockrell to Kane Williamson, 2 runs, Floated, full and on off, Kane Williamson drives it through cover for a couple of runs. 12 runs from the over!
    15.5
    George Dockrell to Kane Williamson, FOUR, FOUR! Poor delivery and rightly punished! This is short and on middle, Kane Williamson picks up the length early, goes back and pulls it wide of deep mid-wicket for a boundary.
    15.4
    George Dockrell to Kane Williamson, 2 runs, Tossed up, full and on off, Kane Williamson goes inside-out and chips it towards deep extra cover for a brace.
    15.3
    George Dockrell to Kane Williamson, no run, Shortish and on middle, Kane Williamson goes on his back foot and slaps it down the ground but it hits Daryl Mitchell and goes nowhere.
    15.2
    George Dockrell to Kane Williamson, FOUR, FOUR! Kane Williamson finds the gap this time! George Dockrell bowls this quicker, full and on leg, Kane Williamson goes down and sweeps it towards the deep backward square leg fence for a boundary.
    15.1
    George Dockrell to Kane Williamson, no run, Short and on leg, Kane Williamson moves back and pulls it straight to mid-wicket.
    George Dockrell comes back into the attack.
    14.6
    Josh Little to Daryl Mitchell, FOUR, FOUR! Put away with ease. Josh Little bowls a slower one again, a bit short and around leg at 107 kph, Daryl Mitchell shuffles across, picks the change in pace and pulls it with excellent timing to deep square leg. Finds the gap and boundary.
    14.6
    Josh Little to Daryl Mitchell, wide, 1 run, Wide! This time the line is way too wide outside off, Daryl Mitchell leaves it alone.
    14.5
    Josh Little to Kane Williamson, 1 run, Around middle, again short in length, Williamson gets back and pulls it to deep square leg for a single.
    14.4
    Josh Little to Daryl Mitchell, 1 run, Uppish but safe! Slower one again, a touch on the shorter side around off at 110 kph, Daryl Mitchell punches it uppishly towards mid off but it doesn't carry to the fielder. The fielder misses his shy at the bowler's end and they cross for an overthrow.
    14.3
    Josh Little to Kane Williamson, 1 run, Goes slow and short outside off, Kane waits and pulls it to deep mid-wicket. Another single.
    14.2
    Josh Little to Daryl Mitchell, 1 run, A length delivery around middle, Daryl Mitchell tucks it to square leg for a run.
    14.1
    Josh Little to Kane Williamson, 1 run, Back of a length, around off, Kane pulls it to deep mid-wicket for one.
    Josh Little (2-0-9-0) comes back into the attack now.
    13.6
    Gareth Delany to Kane Williamson, 1 run, Drops it short and on middle, Kane hangs back and pulls it to deep mid-wicket for a single. 4-0-30-2, a good effort from the leggie.
    13.5
    Gareth Delany to Daryl Mitchell, 1 run, Fuller and on middle, flicked through mid-wicket for one.
    13.4
    Gareth Delany to Daryl Mitchell, no run, Flatter and on middle, Mitchell tries to flick but fails to get the connection right. It rolls ont he leg side.
    13.3
    Gareth Delany to Daryl Mitchell, 2 runs, Quicker around off, Daryl Mitchell shuffles across and spoons it wide of short fine leg for two runs.
    13.2
    Gareth Delany to Daryl Mitchell, no run, Fuller and around middle, Daryl plays the reverse sweep but finds point.
    Daryl Mitchell comes out to the middle now.
    13.1
    Gareth Delany to Glenn Phillips, out, OUT! Phillips holes out and this is a massive breakthrough for the Irish team. Gareth Delany shows the courage to toss it up and smartly keeps the line outside off again. Glenn Phillips reaches out for it and tries to smash it over extra cover but fails to get the desired connection. It flies towards sweeper cover where George Dockrell takes a fantastic sliding catch. A short and breezy stay for Glenn is over.
    12.6
    Barry McCarthy to Glenn Phillips, 1 run, Barry goes fuller and on middle, Glenn knocks it down to long on and retains strike with a single. 39 runs for New Zealand after the Drinks break.
    12.5
    Barry McCarthy to Glenn Phillips, FOUR, FOUR! Power again, placement again! This is superb batting. Back of a length, around off and angling in, Glenn Phillips rocks back and pulls it powerfully across the line. He finds the gap at wide long on for his second boundary in the over.
    12.4
    Barry McCarthy to Glenn Phillips, FOUR, FOUR! Power and placement from Glenn! Short again, in the channel outside off, Phillips latches onto the width and hammers it over covers for a boundary.
    12.3
    Barry McCarthy to Glenn Phillips, no run, Shortish and on off, Glenn Phillips stays on the back foot and plays it down to point.
    12.2
    Barry McCarthy to Kane Williamson, 1 run, A length ball on off, Kane helps it in the vacant area at mid-wicket for a single.
    12.1
    Barry McCarthy to Glenn Phillips, 1 run, Fuller in length and outside off, Phillips opens the face and drives it through cover-point for a single.
    Barry McCarthy (2-0-14-0) is back on.
    11.6
    Gareth Delany to Kane Williamson, no run, Loopy and full, around off, Williamson leans forward and wrists it to mid-wicket. A dot ball to end an eventful over.
    11.5
    Gareth Delany to Glenn Phillips, 1 run, Shortish and around leg, punched down to long on for a single.
    11.4
    Gareth Delany to Glenn Phillips, SIX, SIX! Boom! Glenn Phillips opens his account in a grand fashion. Fuller and quicker, around leg, Glenn kneels down and smokes it over mid-wicket for a biggie. He is the batter in form and this shot will get him going.
    11.3
    Gareth Delany to Glenn Phillips, no run, Flatter and shorter, around off, Glenn defends it back from the crease.
    Glenn Phillips walks out to bat now.
    11.2
    Gareth Delany to Devon Conway, out, OUT! CAUGHT! Smart bowling from Gareth Delany. He serves a googly and keeps the line outside off. Devon Conway goes down for the slog sweep but has to drag it from quite wide. Ends up getting it away from the bottom half of his bat and the ball flies straight into the hands of Mark Adair at long on. Conway's unconvincing stay in the middle comes to an end. This could be a blessing in disguise for the Black Caps.
    11.1
    Gareth Delany to Devon Conway, 2 runs, Tossed up, full and wide outside off, Conway throws his hands at it and slices it behind short third man for a couple of runs.
    11.1
    Gareth Delany to Devon Conway, wide, 1 run, Wide! Fires a flat delivery way wide outside off, Conway leaves it alone.
    Gareth Delany comes back for his third over. He has conceded 17 runs in his first two overs.
    10.6
    Fionn Hand to Kane Williamson, SIX, SIX! High and handsome! Kane Williamson has decided to switch gears now. Fionn goes short and around middle, Williamson gets on top of the bounce, swivels on the back foot and pulls it all the way over deep square leg for a biggie. 18 from the over!
    10.5
    Fionn Hand to Kane Williamson, FOUR, FOUR! Wonderful shot from Kane! New Zealand will hope that this shot will get him going. Full in length and around middle, Williamson skips down the track and lofts it with a straight bat, behind the bowler and finds the second boundary of this over.
    10.4
    Fionn Hand to Devon Conway, 1 run, Steps down the track and has to reach out for a delivery wide outside off. Conway gets some connection and sends it to sweeper cover for a single.
    10.3
    Fionn Hand to Devon Conway, FOUR, FOUR! A much-needed boundary for the Black Caps and Devon Conway. Short in length, around off, Conway rocks back and pulls it from the middle of the bat. It races in front of square on the leg side and finds the gap. 
    10.2
    Fionn Hand to Devon Conway, 2 runs, Slower one, full and around off, Devon Conway backs away a bit and then plays a mistimed lofted shot off the inner half. It drops towards mid on and they get two runs.
    10.1
    Fionn Hand to Kane Williamson, 1 run, A bit short and around off, angling in, Kane stays back and runs it down to third man for a single.
    Drinks break. New Zealand started slowly but then picked pace in the Powerplay, all thanks to Finn Allen, again. He played some excellent shots to up the run rate but got dismissed in the sixth over. Devon Conway, who was dropped on 1, has found it tough to play his natural free-flowing game so far and currently, he is amidst a slow partnership with Kane Williamson. Ireland will be pleased with their work and would like to keep a strong hand on the scoring rate in the middle overs. Let's see how the next phase unfurls. Fionn Hand to bowl after the break...
    9.6
    George Dockrell to Kane Williamson, 1 run, Short again, on middle and leg, Kane Williamson nudges it towards deep mid-wicket for one more.
    9.5
    George Dockrell to Devon Conway, 1 run, Shortish and around off, Devon Conway moves back and cuts it through cover-point for a single.
    9.5
    George Dockrell to Devon Conway, wide, 1 run, WIDE! George Dockrell tries to use the angle, but bowls this too far outside off, Devon Conway leaves it alone. Wided.
    9.4
    George Dockrell to Devon Conway, no run, Quicker again and outside off, angling away too, Devon Conway mistimes his attempted lofted drive back to the bowler.
    9.3
    George Dockrell to Kane Williamson, 1 run, Shorter in length and on middle, Kane Williamson forces it wide of long on for a run.
    9.2
    George Dockrell to Devon Conway, 1 run, Floated, full and on off, Devon Conway slog-sweeps it towards deep mid-wicket for just a single.
    9.2
    George Dockrell to Devon Conway, wide, 1 run, WIDE! George Dockrell bowls this flatter and outside off, way outside off. Wided.
    9.1
    George Dockrell to Devon Conway, no run, George Dockrell starts with a quicker delivery, outside off, angling away, Devon Conway lets it go to the keeper.
    George Dockrell is introduced into the attack.
    8.6
    Barry McCarthy to Kane Williamson, 2 runs, Good work in the deep! This is served on a back of a length and outside off, Kane Williamson cuts through backward point and it races away. Curtis Campher covers his ground well from third man and dives to his right to parry it to the fielder coming across from sweeper cover. Two runs are taken!
    8.5
    Barry McCarthy to Devon Conway, 1 run, A slower one now, on a length and on off, Devon Conway guides it through backward point for another run.
    8.4
    Barry McCarthy to Kane Williamson, 1 run, Barry McCarthy bowls this on a good length and around off, Kane Williamson punches it off the back foot towards sweeper cover for one.
    8.3
    Barry McCarthy to Devon Conway, 1 run, This is on a yorker length and on middle, Devon Conway squeezes it out towards mid off for a run.
    8.2
    Barry McCarthy to Kane Williamson, 1 run, Fuller again and on middle, Kane Williamson clips it towards deep mid-wicket for a single.
    8.1
    Barry McCarthy to Kane Williamson, FOUR, FOUR! Up and over! Barry McCarthy serves this full and around off, Kane Williamson stays in his crease and chips it over covers for a boundary.
    Barry McCarthy comes back into the attack for his second over.
    7.6
    Gareth Delany to Devon Conway, no run, Slower through the air, on off, Devon Conway decides to go for the sweep but changes his mind at the last moment and guides it towards short third man.
    7.5
    Gareth Delany to Kane Williamson, 1 run, Flatter and quicker, on middle and leg, Kane Williamson tucks it through mid-wicket for another one.
    7.4
    Gareth Delany to Devon Conway, 1 run, Floated, full and outside off, Devon Conway skips down the track, trying to go inside-out over extra cover but ends up hitting it a bit too straight. The ball hurries down to long off and only a single results.
    7.3
    Gareth Delany to Kane Williamson, 1 run, Shortish again and on middle, Kane Williamson flicks it off the back foot through square leg for a single.
    7.2
    Gareth Delany to Kane Williamson, no run, A bit short and on middle, Kane Williamson moves back and knocks it towards mid-wicket.
    7.1
    Gareth Delany to Kane Williamson, no run, Tossed up, full and on leg, Kane Williamson goes for the sweep but misses and gets hit on the pads.
    Andy Balbirnie keeps on ringing the changes. Gareth Delany is back on. His first over went for 13 runs and in a way handed the momentum to New Zealand. Can he redeem himself? 
    6.6
    Fionn Hand to Kane Williamson, 1 run, Fionn Hand bowls this on a yorker length and on middle, Kane Williamson takes a couple of steps down the pitch and digs it towards mid on for a quick run.
    6.5
    Fionn Hand to Devon Conway, 1 run, This is pitched up, on off, Devon Conway drills it towards long off for a single.
    6.4
    Fionn Hand to Devon Conway, no run, A slower one now, on a length and on off, Devon Conway skips down the track but only manages to push it to cover.
    6.3
    Fionn Hand to Kane Williamson, 1 run, On a length and around middle, Kane Williamson knocks it wide of mid on for a single and gets off the mark.
    6.2
    Fionn Hand to Kane Williamson, no run, Full again and on middle, shaping in a bit, Kane Williamson works it towards mid on.
    6.1
    Fionn Hand to Devon Conway, 1 run, Fionn Hand starts with a full delivery, on off, Devon Conway drives it towards deep point for a single.
    Change in bowling. The field restriction is lifted and here comes Fionn Hand. 
    5.6
    Mark Adair to Kane Williamson, no run, BEATEN! Mark Adair bowls this on a good length and around the fifth stump line, angling in, Kane Williamson looks to play at it but gets beaten. At the end of the Powerplay, New Zealand are 52 for 1.
    Kane Williamson is in next, at number 3.
    5.5
    Mark Adair to Finn Allen, out, OUT! TAKEN! Finn Allen tries to play another attacking shot, but is dismissed this time. Mark Adair gets the much-needed breakthrough for Ireland. He bowls this fuller and around off, Finn Allen tries to go over mid off but smashes it flat and straight into the hands of Fionn Hand who takes a sharp catch near his chest. There was very little reaction time for the fielder as the ball was travelling. New Zealand lose their first as Finn walks back dejected.
    5.4
    Mark Adair to Finn Allen, FOUR, FOUR! Another boundary for Allen! This is the back-of-the-hand slower one, full and on middle, Finn Allen reads it well, stays there and lofts it over the bowler's head for four more runs.
    5.3
    Mark Adair to Finn Allen, SIX, SIX! BANG! Great shot! Mark Adair bowls this short again and on middle, Finn Allen moves across a bit and hooks it over the fine leg fence for a biggie.
    5.3
    Mark Adair to Finn Allen, wide, 1 run, WIDE! Mark Adair tries the slower one, but bowls it full and outside off, Finn Allen uses his feet and tries to reach for it but misses. It is called a wide.
    5.2
    Mark Adair to Devon Conway, 1 run, This is full and outside off, Devon Conway drives it through cover-point for a single.
    5.1
    Mark Adair to Devon Conway, FOUR, FOUR! Devon Conway finally finds the fence! Mark Adair lands this short and around leg, Devon Conway stays there and pulls it towards the deep square leg fence for a boundary.
    Mark Adair is back on.
    4.6
    Josh Little to Finn Allen, FOUR, FOUR! Stand and deliver! A 143 kph delivery, full and outside off, right in the slot for the batter. Finn Allen attacks it with all his power and pumps it over mid off for a boundary. A good over is spoiled.
    4.5
    Josh Little to Devon Conway, leg byes, 1 run, Fuller in length on middle, angling down at 139 kph, Conway tries to whip it across the line but misses. It deflects off his pads to square leg and they gather another leg bye.
    4.4
    Josh Little to Finn Allen, leg byes, 1 run, Change in pace. Slightly short and around off, angling away at 125 kph, Finn shuffles across to heave it over the leg side but is early into his shot. It takes the thigh pad and goes towards cover-point. They cross for a leg bye.
    4.3
    Josh Little to Devon Conway, 1 run, Back of a length, around middle and leg, trying to follow the batter. Conway pushes it gently to mid off and scampers across to the other end.
    4.2
    Josh Little to Devon Conway, no run, Little keeps it around off, on a length, Conway defends it from the inner portion of his blade.
    4.1
    Josh Little to Devon Conway, no run, Fractionally short and on off, Conway taps it down to backward point and looks for a run. His partner sends him back as the ball is too close to the fielder.
    Josh Little comes back into the attack. He conceded 4 runs in his first over.
    3.6
    Gareth Delany to Finn Allen, no run, Quicker and shorter on off, it's punched to extra cover. 13 from the over!
    3.5
    Gareth Delany to Finn Allen, FOUR, FOUR! Finn is cashing in against some loose bowling. Short again from Gareth Delany, around leg, Finn hangs deep inside the crease and slaps it over extra cover for yet another boundary. 
    3.4
    Gareth Delany to Finn Allen, FOUR, FOUR! Finn is getting into the act now. Shortish and around leg, once again Finn makes room as he jumps down the track and forces it down the ground towards long on for a boundary.
    3.3
    Gareth Delany to Finn Allen, no run, Flatter and shorter, around leg, Finn goes back to cut but mistimes it towards cover-point.
    3.2
    Gareth Delany to Finn Allen, FOUR, FOUR! Aerial but in the gap! Loopy delivery, full and around leg, Finn Allen makes room for himself and drills it aerially past mid off for a boundary.
    3.1
    Gareth Delany to Devon Conway, 1 run, Starts with a flighted delivery, landing full on off, Conway flicks it through mid-wicket and rotates the strike.
    Ireland going with spin now as Gareth Delany comes into the attack.
    2.6
    Barry McCarthy to Finn Allen, 2 runs, Mishit! A length ball outside off, Finn steps back and throws his bat at it. It comes off from the toe end of the bat and flies towards mid off. The ball drops safely and they get two runs.
    2.5
    Barry McCarthy to Devon Conway, leg byes, 1 run, Back of a length, around leg, Conway attempts to glance but misses. It goes off his thigh pad to backward point. They cross for a leg bye.
    2.4
    Barry McCarthy to Devon Conway, no run, Another play and a miss. In the channel outside off, on a length, Conway reaches out, trying to cut, but misses.
    2.3
    Barry McCarthy to Devon Conway, no run, On a good length and around off, Conway advances down the track and tries to slap it through the line but misses.
    2.2
    Barry McCarthy to Finn Allen, 1 run, Too full in length and around off, 139 kph, Finn drags his attempted shot and sends it through mid-wicket off the inner edge. They get a run.
    2.1
    Barry McCarthy to Devon Conway, 1 run, Run out chance missed! Fullish and around off, Conway bunts it towards mid off and goes for a quick run. The fielder misses his shy at the bowler's end otherwise Conway would have been a goner.
    Barry McCarthy replaces Josh Little.
    1.6
    Mark Adair to Finn Allen, no run, Adair goes short and around middle, shaping in, Allen tries to pull but makes no connection. Two good overs from Ireland.
    1.5
    Mark Adair to Devon Conway, 3 runs, PUT DOWN! Early life for Conway. Fuller and around off, Devon Conway runs down the track to smack it through the line. It goes aerially to Harry Tector at mid off who tries to catch it over his head but it bursts out of his hands. They get three runs. The replay shows that the ball was travelling and took off while reaching the fielder. Can't be an excuse though, that should have been taken at this level.
    1.4
    Mark Adair to Devon Conway, no run, Around leg, on a length, Conway fails to put it away and wears it on his pads. 
    1.3
    Mark Adair to Devon Conway, no run, Finds the fielder. Adair pitches it up and outside off, Conway plays a flowing drive off the front foot but finds the fielder at cover-point. A slight fumble but no run is taken.
    1.2
    Mark Adair to Devon Conway, no run, Better from Adair this time. He serves it on a length around middle, getting it to angle away from the batter, Conway covers the line and makes a leave.
    1.1
    Mark Adair to Devon Conway, leg byes, 4 runs, Four leg byes! Poor line from Adair. Begins with a full ball down the leg side, 83 mph, Conway misses the flick but it tickles his pads and runs wide of the keeper. A boundary results at fine leg.
    Mark Adair to share the new ball.
    0.6
    Josh Little to Finn Allen, 2 runs, A touch short and on off, Allen sits back to heave it over the leg side. But it takes the inner half and rolls away from short fine leg. They get two runs.
    0.5
    Josh Little to Finn Allen, no run, Swing and a miss! This is how Finn bats. Josh Little gets this one to angle away from the right-hander, on a good length and outside off, Allen tries to power it through the line but misses.
    0.4
    Josh Little to Finn Allen, no run, Lands it on a length this time, outside off, Allen shows his fast hands as he smashes it through the line. Again finds the fielder at cover-point.
    0.3
    Josh Little to Finn Allen, no run, Shortish and on off, Allen goes on the back foot and punches. He finds the fielder at cover-point. Not much movement so far.
    0.2
    Josh Little to Devon Conway, 1 run, Little is yet to get his line right. He drifts on the pads, fuller in length, Devon Conway clips it through square leg and picks up a single.
    0.1
    Josh Little to Finn Allen, 1 run, Back of a length, around middle, Finn Allen turns and pulls it behind square leg. The fielder stops it in the deep and they cross for a single.
    We are ready for some action now! The Irish players are taking their respective field positions. Finn Allen and Devon Conway are the two openers for New Zealand. Josh Little to start proceedings with the ball. Let's play...
    The umpires and the players have lined up in the middle for the national anthems. It will be New Zealand's national anthem first followed by the national anthem of Ireland.
    Kane Williamson, the captain of New Zealand, says that it's a good surface and they will try to assess the conditions in order to get a good score on the board. Tells that they have got their lessons from the last game and have picked out the positives. Mentions that Ireland are a strong side and they want to focus on their plans and execution. Kane informs that New Zealand are also unchanged.  
    Andy Balbirnie, the Irish captain, says that they want to bowl first as the pitch should play well for 40 overs. Wants his team to give one big push and see where they stand after the match. Informs that they have opted for the same XI. 
    New Zealand (Unchanged Playing XI) - Finn Allen, Devon Conway (WK), Kane Williamson (C), Glenn Phillips, James Neesham, Daryl Mitchell, Mitchell Santner, Ish Sodhi, Tim Southee, Lockie Ferguson, Trent Boult.
    Ireland (Unchanged Playing XI) - Paul Stirling, Andy Balbirnie (C), Lorcan Tucker (WK), Harry Tector, Curtis Campher, George Dockrell, Gareth Delany, Mark Adair, Fionn Hand, Barry McCarthy, Josh Little.
    TOSS - Ireland have won the toss and they have elected to BOWL first.

    End of over

    IRE150/9 (20.0 Ovs)

    That's all from this game. But don't go anywhere as the crunch contest between Australia and Afghanistan is about to begin at 1.30 pm IST (8 am GMT). The latest news from the Australian camp is that Aaron Finch has been ruled out and Matthew Wade will be leading the Aussies. You can switch tabs and catch all the updates. Cheers!
    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.
    Stay tuned for the presentation...
    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. 
    19.6
    Tim Southee to Josh Little, 1 run, 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 AND ARE WELL PLACED TO QUALIFY FOR THE SEMI-FINALS.
    19.5
    Tim Southee to Josh Little, no run, This is touch fuller and on off, Josh Little moves across to play the scoop but misses and falls over.
    19.4
    Tim Southee to Josh Little, SIX, 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
    Tim Southee to Barry McCarthy, 1 run, On a length and on off, Barry McCarthy lofts it towards long off on the bounce for a run.
    19.2
    Tim Southee to Josh Little, 1 run, Full and on off, Josh Little comes down the track and drives it towards long off for a single.
    19.1
    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.
    18.6
    Trent Boult to Mark Adair, leg byes, 1 run, 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
    Trent Boult to Mark Adair, 2 runs, Full again and on off, slower too, Mark Adair mistimes his heave towards deep mid-wicket for a couple of runs.
    18.4
    Trent Boult to Barry McCarthy, 1 run, Short of a length and on off, Barry McCarthy forces it towards long off for another run.
    18.3
    Trent Boult to Barry McCarthy, 2 runs, Fuller one, on middle and off, Barry McCarthy drills it down to long on for a brace.
    18.2
    Trent Boult to Mark Adair, 1 run, 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
    Trent Boult to Barry McCarthy, 1 run, This is on a yorker length and on off, Barry McCarthy digs it out towards point for a single.
    Trent Boult is back on.
    17.6
    Lockie Ferguson to Barry McCarthy, 1 run, A low full toss, on off, Barry McCarthy guides it towards third man for a single.
    Barry McCarthy walks in next.
    17.5
    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
    Lockie Ferguson to Mark Adair, 1 run, 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
    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
    Lockie Ferguson to George Dockrell, 1 run, 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
    Lockie Ferguson to George Dockrell, FOUR, 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.
    16.6
    Tim Southee to Fionn Hand, FOUR, 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
    Tim Southee to George Dockrell, 1 run, Length again and outside off, slower too, George Dockrell cuts it towards deep point for a single.
    16.4
    Tim Southee to Fionn Hand, 1 run, 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
    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
    Tim Southee to George Dockrell, 1 run, Short of a length and on off, George Dockrell punches it towards sweeper cover for a run.
    16.1
    Tim Southee to Curtis Campher, 1 run, On a length and on off, Curtis Campher cuts it through point for a single.
    15.6
    Trent Boult to George Dockrell, FOUR, 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
    Trent Boult to George Dockrell, FOUR, 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
    Trent Boult to George Dockrell, 2 runs, 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
    Trent Boult to Curtis Campher, 1 run, Back of a length and on off, Curtis Campher bunts it onto the ground and towards point for a single.
    15.2
    Trent Boult to Curtis Campher, no run, BEATEN! This is a bit fuller and on off, Curtis Campher goes for the reverse-lap shot but cannot connect.
    15.1
    Trent Boult to Curtis Campher, FOUR, 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.
    14.6
    Ish Sodhi to Curtis Campher, 1 run, 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
    Ish Sodhi to Curtis Campher, no run, Fuller and on off, Campher reverse-sweeps it to point.
    Curtis Campher is the next batter in for Ireland.
    14.4
    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
    Ish Sodhi to Lorcan Tucker, 2 runs, Loopy and full outside off, Tucker sweeps it to deep mid-wicket where Glenn Phillips makes a diving stop. Two runs taken.
    14.2
    Ish Sodhi to George Dockrell, 1 run, 100 up! Googly again, short and on off, Dockrell goes back and punches it to deep cover for one.
    14.1
    Ish Sodhi to George Dockrell, no run, 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.
    13.6
    Lockie Ferguson to George Dockrell, 1 run, Edgy! Short in length and on off, George Dockrell top-edges his attempted pull shot down to third man for a single.
    13.5
    Lockie Ferguson to George Dockrell, 2 runs, Back of a length, around off, Dockrell guides it past point and wide of third man. Two runs.
    13.4
    Lockie Ferguson to George Dockrell, no run, The batter has just blocked that from his crease.
    13.3
    Lockie Ferguson to George Dockrell, 2 runs, Shortish and on off, steered through point for two.
    13.2
    Lockie Ferguson to George Dockrell, no run, Full and around off, sharp pace, Dockrell tries to drive but misses.
    George Dockrell comes out to the middle now.
    13.1
    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.
    12.6
    Mitchell Santner to Lorcan Tucker, no run, 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
    Mitchell Santner to Lorcan Tucker, no run, Beaten! Lovely bowling as the batter is defeated all ends up.
    12.4
    Mitchell Santner to Gareth Delany, 1 run, Slow and short on middle, Delany drags it behind square leg for a run.
    12.3
    Mitchell Santner to Gareth Delany, FOUR, 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
    Mitchell Santner to Gareth Delany, no run, 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
    Mitchell Santner to Gareth Delany, no run, Short in length and wide outside off, Gareth tries to cut but misses.
    11.6
    Ish Sodhi to Lorcan Tucker, 2 runs, 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
    Ish Sodhi to Lorcan Tucker, 2 runs, 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
    Ish Sodhi to Gareth Delany, leg byes, 1 run, 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
    Ish Sodhi to Lorcan Tucker, leg byes, 1 run, 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
    Ish Sodhi to Lorcan Tucker, 2 runs, 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
    Ish Sodhi to Lorcan Tucker, 2 runs, 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.
    10.6
    Mitchell Santner to Lorcan Tucker, 1 run, Too full and on middle, Lorcan eases it down to long on for a single. End of another successful over for Santner.
    10.5
    Mitchell Santner to Gareth Delany, 1 run, Short again, on off, forced to deep cover for one.
    10.4
    Mitchell Santner to Gareth Delany, FOUR, 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
    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
    Mitchell Santner to Harry Tector, no run, Short and on off, Tector steps back and cuts it to point.
    10.1
    Mitchell Santner to Harry Tector, no run, Flighted and around off, Harry waits and pushes it with the spin to point.
    9.6
    Ish Sodhi to Harry Tector, 1 run, A bit short and around off, Harry Tector moves across and pulls it through square leg for one more.
    9.5
    Ish Sodhi to Harry Tector, no run, Looped up, full and on off, Harry Tector pushes it towards cover.
    9.4
    Ish Sodhi to Lorcan Tucker, 1 run, Flighted delivery, full and on off, Lorcan Tucker sweeps it towards deep mid-wicket for a run.
    9.3
    Ish Sodhi to Harry Tector, 1 run, 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
    Ish Sodhi to Harry Tector, no run, 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
    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!
    8.6
    Mitchell Santner to Paul Stirling, 1 run, 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
    Mitchell Santner to Paul Stirling, no run, Nicely tossed up, full and on off, Paul Stirling slices it towards short third man.
    8.4
    Mitchell Santner to Lorcan Tucker, 1 run, Tucker is off the mark. Floated and full, around off, Lorcan sweeps it to deep square leg for a run.
    8.3
    Mitchell Santner to Lorcan Tucker, no run, Very full and on off, it's driven back to the bowler.
    8.2
    Mitchell Santner to Lorcan Tucker, no run, 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
    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.
    7.6
    Ish Sodhi to Andy Balbirnie, 1 run, 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
    Ish Sodhi to Andy Balbirnie, SIX, 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
    Ish Sodhi to Andy Balbirnie, no run, Floated, full and on off, Andy Balbirnie drives it towards cover where Kane Williamson dives to his right to stop it.
    7.3
    Ish Sodhi to Andy Balbirnie, 2 runs, Short again and around off, Andy Balbirnie moves back and cuts it towards sweeper cover for brace.
    7.2
    Ish Sodhi to Andy Balbirnie, no run, Short and outside off, Andy Balbirnie goes for the cut but misses.
    7.1
    Ish Sodhi to Andy Balbirnie, SIX, 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
    Ish Sodhi to Andy Balbirnie, wide, 1 run, Ish Sodhi starts with a flatter delivery, way outside off, Andy Balbirnie leaves it alone. Wided.
    Ish Sodhi to bowl his leggies.
    6.6
    Mitchell Santner to Andy Balbirnie, 1 run, 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
    Mitchell Santner to Andy Balbirnie, no run, Flatter and quicker, on leg, Andy Balbirnie pulls it but finds the fielder at short fine leg.
    6.4
    Mitchell Santner to Paul Stirling, 1 run, 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
    Mitchell Santner to Paul Stirling, SIX, 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
    Mitchell Santner to Paul Stirling, FOUR, 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
    Mitchell Santner to Andy Balbirnie, 1 run, Mitchell Santner starts with a tossed-up delivery, on off, Andy Balbirnie drives it through covers for a single.
    5.6
    Lockie Ferguson to Andy Balbirnie, 1 run, 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
    Lockie Ferguson to Andy Balbirnie, no run, A slower one now, on a length and on off, Andy Balbirnie steers it towards point.
    5.4
    Lockie Ferguson to Andy Balbirnie, no run, Swing and a miss! This is on a hard length and on leg, Andy Balbirnie goes for the pull shot but misses.
    5.3
    Lockie Ferguson to Andy Balbirnie, no run, Lockie Ferguson serves this on a yorker length, on off at 155 clicks, Andy Balbirnie digs it out towards mid off.
    5.2
    Lockie Ferguson to Paul Stirling, 1 run, 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
    Lockie Ferguson to Andy Balbirnie, 1 run, This is on a hard length and on off, Andy Balbirnie pushes it towards cover for a single.
    4.6
    Tim Southee to Paul Stirling, 2 runs, 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
    Tim Southee to Paul Stirling, no run, 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
    Tim Southee to Paul Stirling, FOUR, 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
    Tim Southee to Andy Balbirnie, 1 run, 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
    Tim Southee to Paul Stirling, 1 run, 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
    Tim Southee to Paul Stirling, 2 runs, 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.
    3.6
    Lockie Ferguson to Paul Stirling, 3 runs, 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
    Lockie Ferguson to Andy Balbirnie, 1 run, Shortish and around off, Andy opens the face of the bat and guides it down to third man for one.
    3.4
    Lockie Ferguson to Andy Balbirnie, 2 runs, 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
    Lockie Ferguson to Paul Stirling, 1 run, Outside off, on a good length, Paul heaves it to deep mid-wicket for a run.
    3.2
    Lockie Ferguson to Paul Stirling, no run, 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
    Lockie Ferguson to Paul Stirling, no run, 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.
    2.6
    Trent Boult to Paul Stirling, 1 run, Short and on off, pulled to deep mid-wicket for one. It's been a decent start from Ireland.
    2.5
    Trent Boult to Paul Stirling, FOUR, 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
    Trent Boult to Paul Stirling, 2 runs, Short and around off, Paul Stirling hangs back and pulls it to deep mid-wicket for a couple of runs.
    2.3
    Trent Boult to Paul Stirling, 2 runs, 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
    Trent Boult to Paul Stirling, no run, Paul is looking scratchy. Fuller in length around off, Paul Stirling drives but finds mid off.
    2.1
    Trent Boult to Paul Stirling, no run, 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.
    1.6
    Tim Southee to Paul Stirling, leg byes, 1 run, 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
    Tim Southee to Paul Stirling, no run, 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
    Tim Southee to Andy Balbirnie, 1 run, Fuller and on off, driven to the left of mid off for one.
    1.3
    Tim Southee to Andy Balbirnie, no run, Gets behind the line of the delivery and pushes it to cover-point.
    1.2
    Tim Southee to Andy Balbirnie, no run, Around off, on a length, tapped down to point.
    1.1
    Tim Southee to Paul Stirling, 1 run, Shortish around leg, Paul steps back and punches it wide of backward point for a single.
    Tim Southee to bowl from the other end.
    0.6
    Trent Boult to Andy Balbirnie, SIX, 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
    Trent Boult to Andy Balbirnie, no run, On a length around middle, Andy slips a bit as he keeps it out towards mid on.
    0.4
    Trent Boult to Andy Balbirnie, no run, Fullish and around leg, pushed to mid on.
    0.3
    Trent Boult to Andy Balbirnie, no run, 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
    Trent Boult to Paul Stirling, 1 run, Fuller this time and a bit too straight, Paul works it through backward square leg for a single.
    0.1
    Trent Boult to Paul Stirling, no run, Beaten! Trent Boult begins by angling across a length delivery outside off, Paul Stirling feels for it inside the line and gets beaten.

    MATCH DETAILS

    150 in20.0 overs(7.5 runs per over)

    Toss: Toss won by Ireland

    Umpires: Kumar Dharmasena (SL), Richard Illingworth (ENG-XI) and Aleem Dar (PAK)

    Match referee: Ranjan Madugalle (SL)

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