T20 World Cup 2022: Ireland vs New Zealand Match Highlights


In their T20 World Cup 2022 match, played on Friday at Adelaide Oval, New Zealand beat Ireland by 35 runs. While attempting to reach a target of 186 runs, Ireland was held to 150 for 9 in 20 overs, with Lockie Ferguson taking three wickets for New Zealand. While this was going on, Tim Southee and Mitchell Santner each collected two wickets. 

Paul Stirling, the top scorer for Ireland’s batting lineup, scored 37 runs off of 27 balls. In the first 20 overs, New Zealand scored 185 for 6, with Kane Williamson smashing 61 runs off 35 balls, including five fours and three sixes. A hat trick was taken in the 19th over by Joshua Little, who was in outstanding bowling form. In two wickets for Ireland, Gareth Delany.

What did the Captains Say

The team’s performance, according to New Zealand’s captain Kane Williamson, was excellent. Mentions of knowing Ireland are a fantastic place to start and will be used against them. He is pleased with the work his team did. believes that they batted effectively in the Powerplay, which was the key, and that the surface was on the slower side. Kane is pleased with how their intentions were carried out.

According to Ireland’s skipper, Andy Balbirnie, they had a strong start with the bat but were unable to capitalize. Mentions that although they missed a couple of catches, overall they had a successful competition. explains that the norm has been to not push too hard at the beginning of the Powerplay, and while they executed that portion well, they did not continue. explains that they are playing better cricket than they did a year ago and compliments Josh Little on his skill with the ball.

The challenging target for Ireland

Ireland had a challenging target, but Paul Stirling and Andy Balbirnie’s attitude gave them the impression that everything was under control. They played it safe throughout the Powerplay overs before stepping it up as soon as Mitchell Santner and Ish Sodhi joined the assault. In their first over, both bowlers were put to the test, but things turned around after that. 

Both Santner and Sodhi made a full recovery. They joined forces to quickly eliminate the best Irish batting by taking four wickets all at once. By taking three wickets, Lockie Ferguson ensured that the lower-middle order would not mount a comeback, and New Zealand ultimately won easily.

Josh Little, who had a hat trick earlier, was the highlight of the first inning. While he made an attempt to halt New Zealand from advancing near 200, Ireland’s batting ultimately fell short. The return of Kane Williamson to form gave the Kiwis a major lift, and they played mostly well in this game.

Read more: Virat Kohli Becomes Highest Run Scorer in T20 World Cup History


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