Result
3rd Match, Cartagena, Apr 25 2019, Cricket Ireland Inter-Provincial Limited Over Cup
290/8
(46.5/50 ov, target 291)
294/4
Leinster won by 6 wickets (with 19 balls remaining)
LEINS Innings
Full commentary

At the end of the Knights Innings I felt that the score was probably a little below par, looking at the fact that the Lightning managed to chase these total down with 19 balls to spare, you'd have to think it was right!

The 162 run third wicket partnership between Balbirnie and Tucker really wrestled the game away form the Knights.

Balbirnie played a chanceless innings to be the first player this season to score a century in the Interpros,showing his international class.

With Kevin O'Brien coming in to hit a breezy 49 off 33 balls, the result was never really in doubt.

The Knights bowlers never managed to capitalise on their early breakthrough's and the heads started to go down as the runs started to flow.

So the Lightning get four points for the win and take 1 one point lead in the competition back home.

Over the next four weeks its going to be International action that takes precedence, with England, West Indies, Bangladesh and Afghanistan coming visiting.

The Interpros will then start again on the 23rd May when the Warriors take on the Leinster Lightning at Bready. So hopefully you'll be able to join me then.

Until then, thanks for following my commentary over the last couple of days in La Manga. This is Justin Smyth saying goodnight!

46.5
4
Adair to Simi Singh, FOUR runs
its a full toss and Simi clips the ball off the pads it flies to the rope down here at long leg. That's the winning runs and the Lightning win!
46.4
Adair to Simi Singh, no run
Simi hammers the ball down the ground, looking to hit the winning runs. Hits the stumps at the other end. Unlucky
46.3
1
Adair to O'Brien, 1 run
hits the ball down the ground
46.3
1w
Adair to O'Brien, 1 wide
too far outside off-stump
46.2
1
Adair to Simi Singh, 1 run
chips the ball down the ground and it lands just before mid-off
46.1
1
Adair to O'Brien, 1 run
clips the ball through square leg
end of over 469 runs
LEINS: 284/4CRR: 6.17 • RRR: 1.75 • Need 7 runs from 24b
Simi Singh10 (6)
Kevin O'Brien45 (31)
James Cameron-Dow10-0-79-0
Mark Adair9-1-55-1
45.6
Cameron-Dow to Simi Singh, no run
defends the ball back to the bowler to end the over

Only 7 needed now for the win

45.5
4
Cameron-Dow to Simi Singh, FOUR runs
sweeps the ball fine, short fine leg puts in a desparing dive but can't stop it
45.4
2
Cameron-Dow to Simi Singh, 2 runs
slices the ball in he air over the top of point, it plugs as it lands and they come back for a second
45.3
Cameron-Dow to Simi Singh, no run
back in the crease, watches it carefully and defends
45.2
1
Cameron-Dow to O'Brien, 1 run
runs the ball down past short third man, takes the single
45.1
2
Cameron-Dow to O'Brien, 2 runs
clips the ball into the legside and the shout is two, KOB wants to be on strike and Simi turns quickly to be back in time. Think O'Brien sniff's a fifty here
end of over 4511 runs • 1 wicket
LEINS: 275/4CRR: 6.11 • RRR: 3.20 • Need 16 runs from 30b
Simi Singh4 (2)
Kevin O'Brien42 (29)
Mark Adair9-1-55-1
Shane Getkate8-0-43-0

Only the 16 runs needed for the Lightning, this could be ending rapidly

44.6
4
Adair to Simi Singh, FOUR runs
Simi comes down the pitch to Adair, hits the ball past short extra cover and there is no one out there to stop it
44.5
Adair to Simi Singh, no run
firts ball for Simi, angles the bat and plays the ball out to Tector at point