Player of the Match
Player of the Match
232dThe Report by Peter Della Penna in Malahide

Lively Hong Kong defend 129 to stun Ireland

After winning 21 straight matches at the World T20 Qualifier, Ireland's batting funk has now led to two straight defeats, as Hong Kong stunned the hosts by defending 129 for a five-run win

Match Centre

Statistics

Best performances - Batsmen

PR Stirling
PR Stirling
34(26) 4x4 - 1x6
Control %73%
  • Productive Shot
  • off drive
  • 11 runs
  • 1x4 - 1x6
5 0 0 1 8 10 3 7
MS Chapman
30(24) 5x4 - 0x6
Control %88%
  • Productive Shot
  • cut shot
  • 6 runs
  • 1x4 - 0x6
4 0 2 3 9 0 4 8

Best performances - Bowlers

Irfan Ahmed
O4
M0
R11
W3
Eco2.75
RHB
OFFLEG
1W
2W
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF
KJ O'Brien
KJ O'Brien
O4
M0
R32
W3
Eco8.00
RHB
OFFLEG
1W1W
1W
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF

Commentator: Deivarayan Muthu

END OF OVER:
20 | 17 Runs | IRE: 124/8 (6 runs required, RR: 6.20)

  • John Mooney18 (8b)
  • Alex Cusack0 (0b)
  • Haseeb Amjad4-0-40-2
  • Irfan Ahmed4-0-11-3

That's all we have for you. Do watch out for Peter Della Penna's report. Until next time, buh bye and good night.

Tristan: "Nice scalp for HK. Two loses on the trot for Ireland and they have to regroup."

Tanwir Afzal: Ireland are experienced, they have home advantage as well and beating them gives us confidence. We believe that we had enough runs at the halfway mark. We had a bad start but I believe we can make it. Great win and we are all happy.

William Porterfield: We would have taken 129 any day. It went wrong in the second half. The pitches have been slow and we haven't adapted as a group.

Irfan Ahmed, Man of the Match: It was not easy to bat on the track. We just wanted to put the ball in the right areas. Beating Ireland gives us confidence.

5:45pm Amjad pumps his fist. Hong Kong have defended 129 for their second win of the tournament. Ireland looked to be well paced when Stirling and Porterfield got together and built a 43-run partnership. The chase, though, disintegrated quickly after the wicket of Stirling; Ireland went from 52 for 1 to 106 for 8, including losing four wickets in seven balls. Irfan nailed the yorkers at the death and Hong Kong's fielding was super sharp.

19.6
4
Haseeb Amjad to Mooney, FOUR runs, full and wide outside off, sliced away behind square on the off side. Hong Kong stun hosts Ireland. After winning 21 straight matches in the World T20 Qualifier, Ireland have lost two in a row
19.5
6
Haseeb Amjad to Mooney, SIX runs, slower ball on off from Amjad. Mooney waits on it, hits with the wind and launches it over deep midwicket. But its all too late
19.4
0
Haseeb Amjad to Mooney, no run, yorker, right in the blockhole, jammed back to the bowler
19.4
1w
Haseeb Amjad to Mooney, 1 wide, loopy full toss but wide outside off, past the tram line
19.3
2
Haseeb Amjad to Mooney, 2 runs, full and on the stumps, Mooney makes room and cracks a drive to the right of long-off. The fielder dives to his right and makes a smart stop
19.2
0
Haseeb Amjad to Mooney, no run, length and outside off, Mooney wants to smash it away but does not connect