Match Centre

END OF OVER:
11 | 18 Runs | NZ-W: 142/0 | RR: 12.90

  • Suzie Bates63 (29b)
  • Jess Watkin77 (38b)
  • Rachel Delaney1-0-18-0
  • Cara Murray2-0-31-0

So the class between the two teams showed in the end. Bates and Watkin set out to attack the Irish bowling and that's what they did. Ireland tried 6 bowlers in the 11 overs and yet none of them were spared the punishment. Watkin had a debut that she is unlikely to forget, top scoring on 77*, although it was fitting that Suzie Bates hit the winning runs to finish the game.

With this being the only T20i, we start the first of the three ODI's on Friday. Its going to be back here at the YMCA ground. Hopefully the weather will be just an nice then. So please join me then, this is Justin Smyth saying goodnight from Dublin

10.6
6
Rachel Delaney to Bates, SIX runs, and its finished off in style. Delaney tosses the ball up and its smashed over the long off boundary. New Zealand win!
10.5
1
Rachel Delaney to Watkin, 1 run, looks to hit big and only just gets it over the keepers head, the scores are tied
10.4
1
Rachel Delaney to Bates, 1 run, clipped into the legside and they pinch the single
10.3
2
Rachel Delaney to Bates, 2 runs, hits the ball to deep mid-wicket. Fielder gets the body behind the ball and stops the boundary
10.2
4
Rachel Delaney to Bates, FOUR runs, back to back boundaries, cuts it hard past point
10.1
4
Rachel Delaney to Bates, FOUR runs, that's the fifty for Bates too. Waits for the ball to spin and hits it hard through the covers