Crickinside

CAN VS IRE MATCH 13

Match 13, New York, June 07, 2024, 08:00 PM

Canada
137/7(20.0ov)
Ireland
125/7(20.0ov)

Canada beat Ireland by 12 runs

CAN 100%

Tie 0%

IRE 0%

Probable Playing XI
Canada: Navneet Dhaliwal, Nicholas Kirton, Pargat Singh, Aaron Johnson, Dilpreet Bajwa, Saad Bin Zafar(c), Dilon Heyliger, Shreyas Movva†, Kaleem Sana, Jeremy Gordon, Junaid Siddiqui.

Ireland: Andy Balbirnie, Paul Stirling(c), Harry Tector, George Dockrell, Curtis Campher, Gareth Delany, Lorcan Tucker†, Craig Young, Barry McCarthy, Mark Adair, Joshua Little.
RECENT PERFORMANCE
  • L
    PAK Won By 7 wickets
  • W
    CAN Won By 12 runs
  • L
    USA Won By 7 wickets
  • W
    CAN Won By 63 runs
  • L
    USA Won By 4 wickets
  • L
    PAK Won By 3 wickets
  • L
    CAN Won By 12 runs
  • L
    IND Won By 8 wickets
  • L
    SL Won By 41 runs
  • W
    IRE Won By 3 runs
PLAYER PERFORMANCE

Batsmen

Nicholas Kirton
Nicholas Kirton

BAT SR: 126.9 | BAT AVG: 24.5

Very Good
Aaron Johnson
Aaron Johnson

BAT SR: 141.5 | BAT AVG: 27.7

Very Good
Pargat Singh
Pargat Singh

BAT SR: 90.5 | BAT AVG: 13.4

Very Bad
Navneet Dhaliwal
Navneet Dhaliwal

BAT SR: 97.5 | BAT AVG: 22

Neutral
Dilpreet Bajwa
Dilpreet Bajwa

BAT SR: 113.5 | BAT AVG: 22

Neutral

Bowlers

Dilpreet Bajwa
Kaleem Sana

BOWL SR: 40.8 | BOWL AVG: 40.6

Very Bad
Dilpreet Bajwa
Junaid Siddiqui

BOWL SR: 0 | BOWL AVG: 0

None
Dilpreet Bajwa
Jeremy Gordon

BOWL SR: 0 | BOWL AVG: 0

None

Batsmen

Lorcan Tucker
Lorcan Tucker

BAT SR: 130.7 | BAT AVG: 25.1

Very Good
Harry Tector
Harry Tector

BAT SR: 113.4 | BAT AVG: 22.2

Very Bad
Paul Stirling
Paul Stirling

BAT SR: 125.2 | BAT AVG: 15.9

Good
George Dockrell
George Dockrell

BAT SR: 127.3 | BAT AVG: 24

Good
Andy Balbirnie
Andy Balbirnie

BAT SR: 117.1 | BAT AVG: 28.1

Neutral

Bowlers

Andy Balbirnie
Joshua Little

BOWL SR: 13.9 | BOWL AVG: 18.8

Very Good
Andy Balbirnie
Mark Adair

BOWL SR: 12.9 | BOWL AVG: 17.6

Very Good
Andy Balbirnie
Craig Young

BOWL SR: 13.4 | BOWL AVG: 18.6

Very Good
Andy Balbirnie
Barry McCarthy

BOWL SR: 32.6 | BOWL AVG: 45.9

Very Bad
Man of the Match
Nicholas Kirton
Commentry
Right then, we have now seen three T20 World Cup debutants win a game and the last two wins have been truly remarkable. Such is this format that the minnows have a real chance of beating the big guns and it makes for such an entertaining and exciting watch. Next up, we have a couple of teams who will be playing their first games of the tournament. First up, it will be New Zealand getting their campaign underway against Afghanistan in Guyana. That clash will begin on Saturday, 8 June at 5 am IST (11.30 pm GMT). Also, Bangladesh will play their fist match against Sri Lanka in Dallas beginning at 6 am IST (12.30 am GMT). You can join us early for the build-up of both those games but until then, take care and goodbye.
Saad Bin Zafar, the captain of Canada says that it's a proud moment for his team. Credits Shreyas Movva and Nicholas Kirton for their great batting. Adds that the bowling unit stepped up and delivered. Shares that they gambled with an extra spinner and both him and Junaid Siddiqui did a good job. Ends by saying that they want to enjoy the win and go with confidence against Pakistan in their next game.
Ireland's skipper, Paul Stirling says that it is a tough loss and they were slow to begin with. Adds that it was certainly gettable and it was just a slow start with the bat that cost them and need to improve in all aspects of the game and hopefully put on a better performance in Miami. Mentions that they don't want to look too far ahead and want to focus on the next game which is a big one.
Nicolas Kirton is the Player of the Match for his attacking and momentum shifting knock 49 runs. He says that it was important to get over the line after the first game. Adds that it was crucial for him to get in the middle and the wicket was pretty good to bat on except for an area in the middle. Shares that the partnership with Shreyas Movva was very important. He hopes to grow from strength to strength and to do well in the next game. Mentions that the spinners got some purchase off the pitch and they executed the plans well. Ends by sharing that they want to take one day at a time and not think too much further.
Presentation time...
Having opted to bowl first, Paul Stirling and his men seemed to be in control as they suffocated the Canadian batters in the first 10 overs but didn't biowl particularly well. This eventually cost them as it allowed Canada to post a defendable total. Still, 138 to win and one would back Ireland to chase it down but their openers once again failed to give them a positive start. Andy Balbirnie looked decent but Stirling was just not in the game at all and soon enough, the top order crumbled. They were down 59 for 6 at one point before George Dockrell and Mark Adair led the fightback. It was always a bridge too far and in the end, they ended up a few runs short and have now gone on to lose back-to-back games.
Defending 137 runs on a pitch that wasn't the easiest to bat on, Canada started brightly with the ball as they managed to stop Paul Stirling from getting away and eventually, that brought them his wicket as well. tThey were miserly in the Powerplay and then their spinners ruled the roost in the middle overs. Skipper, Saad Bin Zafar and especially Junaid Siddiqui bowled really well and picked up a wicket each to pile on the pressure. Dilon Heyliger too bowled a lovely spell in the middle overs and picked up two wickets and the pacers closed things out pretty nicely when things got a bit tight towards the end. They will now look to build on this and go into their next match against Pakistan full of confidence.
HISTORY HAS BEEN MADE ONCE AGAIN IN THE 2024 MEN'S T20 WORLD CUP! On back-to-back days, two associate nations have defeated two Test-playing nations, both in Group A and Canada have picked up their maiden win at the Men's T20 World Cup. This is also the second-time they have beaten a Test-playing nation in a T20I game, both of those wins coming against Ireland who will be gutted and have been handed two successive losses here.
In over# 20
1
1b
0
2
0W
0
Jeremy Gordon 16/2(4)
19.6
1
That's it, CANADA HAVE DONE IT! A first-ever win in the Men's T20 World Cup main event for Canada and their players are ecstatic. Another one that is dug into the pitch but this is slower and outside off. George Dockrell forces the pull in front of mid-wicket fn picks up just a single. Canada win by 12 runs!
19.5
1b
Bye! Dug into the pitch around off and this one takes off after putching, Barry McCarthy can't get bat to ball but the batters manage to scamper through for a bye.
19.4
.
A golden dot ball and that should seal it for Canada! Good length right around the top of off stump, Barry McCarthy clears thye front leg and swing across the line but misses.
19.3
2
Short again and bowled at the batter, Barry McCarthy swings it away off the top edge and gets it over the square leg region for a couple of runs.
Barry McCarthy is the new man in.
19.2
W
OUT! CAUGHT AND BOWLED! Jeremy Gordon keeps up his excellent work and picks up a vital wicket in the final over. Gordon bangs it into the putch again and bowls it a bit straighter this time. Mark Adair looks to take on the pull but the ball gets big on him and ends up getting sliced up high off the top edge. The ball comes back down on the deck and Gordon himself takes the catch.
19.1
.
Swing and a miss! Banged in short and outside off stump, Mark Adair looks to back away and pull it in front of square but fails to connect.
17 needed off the final over and Saad Bin Zafar has tossed the ball to Jeremy Gordon to defend it.
In over# 19
1
4
0
4
1
1
Kaleem Sana 38/0(4)
18.6
1
Oh, that could have gone anywhere! Kaleem Sana misses his mark with the yorker again and serves a low full toss on the pads, Mark Adair flicks it straight to short fine leg for a single.
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