With the final quick falling this excellent New Zealand team complete their second comprehensive win in three days. New Zealand bowlers were all impressive, with the wickets being shared between six of the seven bowlers used. The Irish batters couldn't cope with the pace of Tahuhu and Huddleston, nor the spin when it came on. Delany top scored with 33 although with only two other batters making it into double figures. There was only ever going to be one winner of the game.

New Zealand now lead the series 2-0 and can't be caught, although there is still one more game in the series to come. It's goign to be in Clontarf on Wednesday, so I hope that you'll be able to join me then. So until then, this is Justin Smyth saying goodnight from the Hills.

35.3
W
Watkin to Kenealy, OUT, Kenealy wasn't going to hang around and hits out at the ball, doesn't time it well and Tahuhu runs to her right at extra cover to take the final catch

AJ Kenealy c Tahuhu b Watkin 4 (13b 1x4 0x6) SR: 30.76

35.2
0
Watkin to Kenealy, no run, bends the back and pulls the ball towards mid-on
35.1
0
Watkin to Kenealy, no run, steps forward and guides the ball to backward point

END OF OVER:
35 | 8 Runs 1 Wkt | IRE-W: 112/9 (307 runs required from 14.3 overs, RR: 3.20, RRR: 20.46)

  • Cara Murray0 (2b)
  • Amy Kenealy4 (10b)
  • Amelia Kerr7-1-18-2
  • Jess Watkin6-1-13-0
34.6
2b
Kerr to Murray, 2 byes, how did that miss? Murray has a big swing at the ball, she misses the ball, the ball misses the stumps and the keeper misses the ball....
34.5
0
Kerr to Murray, no run, looks to swipe at the ball, misses and the keeper gathers
34.4
W
Kerr to Little, OUT, It pitches on the stumps and Little plays down the wrong line, the bails get knocked off and Ireland are nine down

L Little b Kerr 4 (12b 1x4 0x6) SR: 33.33

34.3
0
Kerr to Little, no run, plays along the pitch back to the bowler
34.3
1w
Kerr to Little, 1 wide, too wide outside the off-stump this time
34.3
1w
Kerr to Little, 1 wide, full ball, drifts down the legside
34.2
4
Kerr to Little, FOUR runs, its in the slot for Little and she throws the kitchen sink at the ball, over the top of extra cover and away
34.1
0
Kerr to Little, no run, waits in the crease, plays it into the covers

END OF OVER:
34 | 4 Runs | IRE-W: 104/8 (315 runs required from 14.3 overs, RR: 3.05, RRR: 19.68)

  • Amy Kenealy4 (10b)
  • Louise Little0 (8b)
  • Jess Watkin6-1-13-0
  • Amelia Kerr6-1-12-1
33.6
0
Watkin to Kenealy, no run, onto the front foot and defends back down the pitch
33.5
0
Watkin to Kenealy, no run, hits out to short mid-wicket
33.4
4
Watkin to Kenealy, FOUR runs, have that! Its a mow across the line from Kenealy and it flies to the wide long-on boundary
33.3
0
Watkin to Kenealy, no run, turned round the corner
33.2
0
Watkin to Kenealy, no run, fuller ball, on legstump and defends into the legside
33.1
0
Watkin to Kenealy, no run, onto the front foot and defends

END OF OVER:
33 | (maiden) | IRE-W: 100/8 (319 runs required from 14.3 overs, RR: 3.03, RRR: 18.76)

  • Louise Little0 (8b)
  • Amy Kenealy0 (4b)
  • Amelia Kerr6-1-12-1
  • Lea Tahuhu7-0-29-2

Match State: Drinks

We really seem to be coming into the final rites of this game, with only 2 wickets left Ireland still need another 319 runs. Got to say that it does seem very very unlikely....

Waktin to come on after drinks

32.6
0
Kerr to Little, no run, stays in the crease and bunts the ball into the off-side. That's drinks
32.5
0
Kerr to Little, no run, hits a foothole and stays very low, lucky not to be bowled
32.4
0
Kerr to Little, no run, swings at this one, the spin takes it away from the bat and the keeper takes off the bails. Not out
32.3
0
Kerr to Little, no run, outside off-stump and Little leaves the ball alone
32.2
0
Kerr to Little, no run, hits the ball back to the bowler
32.1
0
Kerr to Little, no run, reaches forward with the bat and plays the ball to extra cover

END OF OVER:
32 | 3 Runs 1 Wkt | IRE-W: 100/8 (319 runs required from 14.3 overs, RR: 3.12, RRR: 17.72)

  • Amy Kenealy0 (4b)
  • Louise Little0 (2b)
  • Lea Tahuhu7-0-29-2
  • Amelia Kerr5-0-12-1
31.6
0
Tahuhu to Kenealy, no run, another short ball rears up and looks to hit Kenealy on the chest. Going to be a few bruises in the morning

Ire Women 2nd innings Partnerships

WktRunsPlayers
1st0CNIM JoyceMV Waldron
2nd29CNIM JoyceGH Lewis
3rd26CNIM JoyceL Delany
4th32L DelanySM Kavanagh
5th3L DelanyJ Gray
6th2L DelanyRachel Delaney
7th5L DelanyL Maritz
8th2L DelanyL Little
9th11AJ KenealyL Little
10th2AJ KenealyC Murray