So New Zealand win the game by 346 runs and take a 1-0 lead in the series. Its only a couple of days, till the next game, this Sunday. So I hope that you will join me then. Until then this is Justin Smyth saying good night on this record breaking day. Good night!

New Zealand today played the perfect game today, the bowlers never let the Irish Batters settle, after the early loss of the openers it was always going to be a struggle. Without the power hitters that New Zealand had, they were always going to be struggling. With wickets being lost in clumps it just was going to be too much for this young team.

Isobel Joyce is not going to be able to bat, she was taken to hospital earlier to get checked out after bumping her head on the ground whilst fielding. IMHC Joyce absent hurt 0 (0b 0x4 0x6)

35.3
W
Kasperek to Maritz, OUT, Maritz hits the ball down the ground, just not enough power on the shot and its an easy catch for Satterthwaite at long-on

L Maritz c Satterthwaite b Kasperek 1 (13m 8b 0x4 0x6) SR: 12.50

35.2
0
Kasperek to Maritz, no run, loud noise coming off the shot, straight along the groudn to mid-off, so no reward
35.1
0
Kasperek to Maritz, no run, spins the ball past the outside edge, lovely delivery
35.1
5w
Kasperek to Maritz, 5 wides, its another wayward ball down the legside and the keeper can't stop that one either

END OF OVER:
35 | 1 Run | IRE-W: 139/8 (353 runs required from 14.3 overs, RR: 3.97, RRR: 23.53)

  • Cara Murray0 (5b)
  • Lara Maritz1 (5b)
  • Holly Huddleston7-1-35-0
  • Leigh Kasperek2-0-12-3
34.6
0
Huddleston to Murray, no run, shuffles a little forward and defends the ball back down the pitch. Huddleston bends down and picks the ball up herself
34.5
0
Huddleston to Murray, no run, gets in line and defends the ball up towards mid-off
34.4
1
Huddleston to Maritz, 1 run, full and straight from Huddleston, clipped off the pads and its out into the leside to get off the mark
34.3
0
Huddleston to Maritz, no run, keeps a little low off a good length, Maritz ends up playing over the top of the ball
34.2
0
Huddleston to Maritz, no run, full outside off-stump and the batter doesn't play a shot
34.1
0
Huddleston to Maritz, no run, too quick for Maritz and she can only defend the ball into the off-side

END OF OVER:
34 | 4 Runs 1 Wkt | IRE-W: 138/8 (354 runs required from 14.3 overs, RR: 4.05, RRR: 22.12)

  • Cara Murray0 (3b)
  • Lara Maritz0 (1b)
  • Leigh Kasperek2-0-12-3
  • Amelia Kerr6-0-23-1
33.6
0
Kasperek to Murray, no run, stays in the crease and blocks the ball into the off-side
33.5
0
Kasperek to Murray, no run, outside off-stump, back to the bowler
33.4
0
Kasperek to Murray, no run, onto the front foot and driven out into the off-side
33.3
W
Kasperek to Gray, OUT, the end is coming quickly here. Gray with only the tail left decides to hit out. Can't get enough air on the ball and Rowe takes the catch at mid-off

J Gray c Rowe b Kasperek 35 (56m 53b 5x4 0x6) SR: 66.03

33.2
0
Kasperek to Gray, no run, hits the ball to mid-on
33.1
4
Kasperek to Gray, FOUR runs, Gray isn't going to hang about here! Goes big at the ball and gets a thick edge past the slips

END OF OVER:
33 | 1 Run 1 Wkt | IRE-W: 134/7 (358 runs required from 14.3 overs, RR: 4.06, RRR: 21.05)

  • Lara Maritz0 (1b)
  • Jennifer Gray31 (50b)
  • Amelia Kerr6-0-23-1
  • Leigh Kasperek1-0-8-2
32.6
0
Kerr to Maritz, no run, almost gone first ball! Looks to play the ball at the last moment and just misses getting an edge
32.5
W
Kerr to Kenealy, OUT, well you knew that this wasn't going to last long. Kenealy goes for another big hit over the top and is bowled

AJ Kenealy b Kerr 4 (5m 6b 1x4 0x6) SR: 66.66

32.4
0
Kerr to Kenealy, no run, its outside off-stump and she leaves it alone
32.3
0
Kerr to Kenealy, no run, slices the ball in the air and it lands just in front of point
32.2
0
Kerr to Kenealy, no run, hits the top of the bat and almost loops into points hands. Kenealy living dangerously
32.1
1
Kerr to Gray, 1 run, looped up again, clips the ball towards mid-wicket

Ire Women 2nd innings Partnerships

WktRunsPlayers
1st6MV WaldronU Raymond-Hoey
2nd11MV WaldronGH Lewis
3rd21L DelanyGH Lewis
4th28L DelanySM Kavanagh
5th63L DelanyJ Gray
6th0J GrayL Little
7th5AJ KenealyJ Gray
8th4J GrayL Maritz
9th6L MaritzC Murray