June 1, 2009


Ireland clinch Super Over thriller

Will Luke

If the rest of the ICC World Twenty20 is going to be as eventful as the warm-up game between Ireland and Netherlands it will be a thrilling tournament. The handful of fans who turned up at Lord's, and there weren't many, were witness to a tie and then a one-over eliminator after which Ireland finally clinched victory by four runs.

Click here for the full report of Ireland and Netherlands' warm-up match.


Will Luke is assistant editor of ESPNcricinfo

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Posted by colin macbeth on (June 2, 2009, 3:36 GMT)

It was a beautifully hot day - albeit a Monday - and only a handful at Lord's. Let's hope the meagre attendance is not a foretaste of the competition proper, which gets going in earnest on Friday (June 5-21). It is rarely that the one-over elimnator has to be brought into play. It must have been a thrill for those happy few who were there to see it, and a good experience for the players too.

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Will Luke
Assistant editor Will opted against a lifetime of head-bangingly dull administration in the NHS, where he had served for two years. In 2005 came a break at Cricinfo where he slotted right in as a ferociously enthusiastic tea drinker and maker, with a penchant for using "frankly" and "marvellous". He also runs The Corridor, a cricket blog where he can be found ranting and raving about all things - some even involving the sport. He is a great-great nephew of Sir Jack Newman, the former Wellingtonian bowler who took two wickets at 127 apiece for New Zealand.

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