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Canada’s first win in T20 World Cup: Defeated Ireland by 12 runs, 75-run partnership between Nicholas-Mowva; Heiliger took 2 wickets

Canada’s first win in T20 World Cup: Defeated Ireland by 12 runs, 75-run partnership between Nicholas-Mowva; Heiliger took 2 wickets


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Nicholas Kirton was chosen as the Player of the Match. He played an important innings of 49 runs. Kirton also shared a 75-run partnership with Shreyas Movva.

Canada, playing its first T20 World Cup, has achieved its first win of the tournament over Ireland. The team defeated the Irish team by 12 runs. This is also the team’s first overall win in this tournament.

Ireland won the toss and chose to bowl at Nassau County Stadium in New York. Canada scored 137 runs for 7 wickets in 20 overs. In reply, Ireland could only score 125 runs for 7 wickets in 20 overs.

For Canada, Nicholas Kirton and Shreyas Movva shared a 75-run partnership for the 5th wicket. The team had lost 4 wickets for 53 runs at one point. Nicholas contributed 49 runs and Shreyas contributed 37 runs. Craig Young and Barry McCarthy took 2-2 wickets. Mark Adair, Gareth Delaney and Curtis Campher got one wicket each.

In the reply innings, Mark Adair scored unbeaten 34 and George Dockrell scored unbeaten 30 runs for Ireland. Dillon Heyliger took 2 wickets. Jeremy Gordon, Junaid Siddiqui and Saad Bin Zafar got one wicket each.

Canada vs Ireland match scoreboard

Fifty partnership of Dockrell-Adair, both returned unbeaten
After losing the sixth wicket at 59 runs, George Dockrell and Mark Adair made a fifty partnership for the 7th wicket and took the team past 100. Both added 62 runs, but could only take the team to 125 runs.

Dockrell and Adair shared a 62-run partnership but could not lead the team to victory.

Dockrell and Adair shared a 62-run partnership but could not lead the team to victory.

Irish innings fell apart in the middle overs, lost 5 wickets in making 57 runs. Ireland’s innings faltered after the powerplay. The team lost 5 wickets in making 57 runs in the middle 10 overs. No batsman of the team could score more than 20 runs. The team’s score after 16 overs was 88/6.

Mixed start for Ireland, lost one wicket too
Ireland had a mixed start in the run chase. The team lost the wicket of captain Paul Stirling after scoring 31 runs in the first 6 overs. Stirling was out after scoring 9 runs. Jeremy Gordon gave the first success to the Canadian team.

From here Canada’s batting…

McCarthy broke the half-century partnership, took 2 wickets in the over
Barry McCarthy broke the 50 partnership by dismissing Nicholas Kirton on 49 runs on the second ball of the 19th over. Then he sent Dilon Heyliger to the pavilion on zero. Shreyas Movva was run out in the last over. He scored 37 runs in 36 balls.

Nicholas was out after scoring 49 runs. He was sent to the pavilion by Barry McCarthy.

Nicholas was out after scoring 49 runs. He was sent to the pavilion by Barry McCarthy.

Nicholas-Shreyas partnership takes Canada past 100
After losing the fourth wicket at 53 runs, Nicholas Kirton and Shreyas Movva made a fifty partnership and took Canada’s score past 100. After 16 overs, the team was 110/4. The team scored 73 runs in the middle 10 overs without losing any wicket.

Canada’s bad start in powerplay, score in powerplay
Batting first, Canada had a bad start. The team lost the wickets of the openers in scoring 37 runs in the first 6 overs. Navneet Dhaliwal returned to the pavilion after scoring 6 runs and Aaron Johnson returned after scoring 14 runs. Mark Adair and Craig Young got one wicket each.

Playing XI of both the teams for the match
Both teams have made one change each for this match. Both are looking for their first win in the tournament.

Ireland: Paul Stirling (captain), Andy Balbirnie, Lorcan Tucker (wk), Harry Tector, Curtis Campher, Gareth Delany, George Dockrell, Mark Adair, Barry McCarthy, Joshua Little and Craig Young.

Canada : Saad Bin Zafar (captain)Aaron Johnson, Navneet Dhaliwal, Pargat Singh, Nicholas Kirton, Shreyas Movva (wicketkeeper), Dilpreet Bajwa, Junaid Siddiqui, Dilon Heyliger, Kaleem Sana and Jeremy Gordon.

Ireland won the toss and decided to bowl.

Ireland won the toss and decided to bowl.

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