1st T20I, Bready, Sep 5 2016, Hong Kong in Ireland T20I Series
(19.3/20 ov, target 170)
Hong Kong won by 40 runs
IRE Innings
Full commentary

With the fall of the final wicket Hong Kong complete a comprehensive win which was never really in doubt after they had Ireland 26 for 4 at the end of the powerplay.

Yet again Ireland's top order failed to get involved in any meaningful way. By the time that Kevin O'Brien and Greg Thompson came together their 59 run partnership could do little at chase down the runrate.

Once they went it was only a matter of time till Hong Kong finished off the inexperienced tail.

All of the Hong Kong bowlers took wickets apart from Nawaz and at the end of the day they deserved the win.

Today's win means that they go 1-0 up in the two match series. We don't have long to wait until the final match of the series. Less then 24 hours to be exact.

Tomorrow we all come back to Bready for the final game in the series.

So please join us then.

Thanks for following my commentary today and its goodnight from me, bye.

Tanveer Ahmed to Little, OUT
and he isn't going to get a run today. Its another swing and miss, Tanveer bowls it straight and knockes over the stumps. Hong Kong Win!
J Little b Tanveer Ahmed 0 (3b 0x4 0x6) SR: 0.00
Tanveer Ahmed to Little, no run
swings at the ball and misses
Tanveer Ahmed to Young, 1 run
Young gets another inside edge into the legside, Little charges down the other end. Wants the opportunity to score his first international run
end of over 193 runs • 1 wicket
IRE: 128/9CRR: 6.73 • RRR: 42.00 • Need 42 runs from 6b
Craig Young1 (3)
Josh Little0 (1)
Aizaz Khan3-0-10-3
Tanveer Ahmed3-0-28-1
Aizaz Khan to Young, 1 run
Young gets an inside edge and it goes onto the pad, Little calls for the run and they now need 42 off the last over.
Aizaz Khan to Young, no run
its a short ball which hits Young on the shoulder, Carter dives forward and catches the ball. Doesn't claim for the catch
Aizaz Khan to Young, no run
good length ball, Young stays in the crease and defends the bal back down the pitch
Aizaz Khan to Mulder, OUT
Mulder gives himself some room and looks to cut the ball, misses and Aizaz hits the stumps. Can you hear the bells toiling?
J Mulder b Aizaz Khan 1 (5b 0x4 0x6) SR: 20.00
Aizaz Khan to Mulder, 2 leg byes
Aizaz drops short and Mulder misses with the pull, hits something and takes it over the keeper head
Aizaz Khan to Mulder, no run
looks to drive the ball forward, the ball swings back in and its an inside edge past the stumps
end of over 182 runs • 1 wicket
IRE: 125/8CRR: 6.94 • RRR: 22.50 • Need 45 runs from 12b
Josh Little0 (1)
Jacob Mulder1 (2)
Tanveer Ahmed3-0-28-1
Aizaz Khan2-0-9-2
Tanveer Ahmed to Little, no run
Little gets onto the front foot and defends the ball into the covers
Tanveer Ahmed to Tucker, OUT
Tucker comes down the pitch and looks to drive the ball forward, he misses and Tanveer hits the stumps. Hong Kong closing in on the win here
L Tucker b Tanveer Ahmed 4 (9b 0x4 0x6) SR: 44.44
Tanveer Ahmed to Tucker, no run
Tucker looks to ramp the ball over the keeper, misses and it goes through to Carter behind the stumps
Tanveer Ahmed to Mulder, 1 run
Mulder gets off the mark as he slices the ball out to the cover sweeper, Tanwir fields
Tanveer Ahmed to Mulder, no run
Mulder gets onto the front foot and drives the ball back to the bowler, Tanveer gets down and stops the ball
Tanveer Ahmed to Tucker, 1 run
drives the ball up to long-on, lovely shot for a single
end of over 177 runs • 1 wicket
IRE: 123/7CRR: 7.23 • RRR: 15.66 • Need 47 runs from 18b
Lorcan Tucker3 (6)
Jacob Mulder0 (0)
Aizaz Khan2-0-9-2
Nadeem Ahmed4-0-24-2

Tanveer Ahmed comes back on as Nadeem is bowled out

Aizaz Khan to Tucker, 1 run
its outside off-stump and Tucker leans forward and hits the ball out to the cover sweeper. Runrate up to over 15 now.
Aizaz Khan to Tucker, no run
drives the ball into the covers and its stopped by the fielder

The batsmen crossed so Tucker is still on strike

Aizaz Khan to Thompson, OUT
Thompson knows that he can't stop hitting and drives the ball in the air towards long-on. Nadeem comes in off the boundary and takes the catch.
GJ Thompson c Nadeem Ahmed b Aizaz Khan 44 (32b 7x4 0x6) SR: 137.50
Aizaz Khan to Thompson, FOUR runs
Thomspon hits the ball toward long-on, the ball lands and spins past the fielder on the boundary
Aizaz Khan to Tucker, 1 run
Tucker cuts the ball along the ground to point
Aizaz Khan to Thompson, 1 run
guides the ball down to backward point and Thompson calls for the run