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7th Match, Group A, Abu Dhabi, Jan 17 2017, Desert T20 Challenge
146/9
(19.4/20 ov, target 147)149/5
Ireland won by 5 wickets (with 2 balls remaining)
Player Of The Match
22 (22) & 2/21
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Ireland turn it around against Namibia to end winless streak

Ireland ended a six-match winless streak as they overcame a blazing opening stand by Namibia to restrict them to 146 and chase it down with two balls to spare

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Scorecard summary
Namibia146/9(20 overs)
Ireland149/5(19.4 overs)
19.4
4
Frylinck to McBrine, FOUR runs

low full toss, missed on a yorker, pulls and pulls IRL to victory!

19.3
1
Frylinck to Wilson, 1 run

driven to deep covers

19.2
1
Frylinck to McBrine, 1 run

driven to mid-off

19.1
4
Frylinck to McBrine, FOUR runs

moves across, scoops, connects this time, ball races down fine-leg

end of over 195 runs
IRE: 139/5CRR: 7.31 RRR: 8.00
Gary Wilson37 (27)
Andy McBrine2 (4)
JJ Smit 4-0-29-1
Jan Frylinck 3-0-27-1
18.6
Smit to Wilson, no run

dil scoop?! beaten, needless that! can play straight and score them easy!

18.5
2
Smit to Wilson, 2 runs

driven to long-on, fielder wide again, great running by wilson

18.4
2
Smit to Wilson, 2 runs

full toss, driven to long-on

18.3
1
Smit to McBrine, 1 run

full toss, cut to thirdman

18.2
Smit to McBrine, no run

comes down, drives and misses

18.1
Smit to McBrine, no run
end of over 188 runs • 1 wicket
IRE: 134/5CRR: 7.44 RRR: 6.50
Gary Wilson33 (24)
Andy McBrine1 (1)
Jan Frylinck 3-0-27-1
JJ Smit 3-0-24-1
17.6
4
Frylinck to Wilson, FOUR runs

off stump ball, slightly wide, slashes hard to backward point!

17.5
Frylinck to Wilson, no run

scoops, misses, almost played it on! frylinck cant believe it

17.4
1
Frylinck to McBrine, 1 run

driven to long-on, easy runs

17.3
1
Frylinck to Wilson, 1 run

square drive to deep backward point

17.2
W
Frylinck to Thompson, OUT

full ball, lofts to long-on, ball in the air, dives and takes a good catch!

Greg Thompson c Smit b Frylinck 17 (21b 1x4 0x6) SR: 80.95
17.1
2
Frylinck to Thompson, 2 runs

thick edge to thirdman

end of over 1710 runs
IRE: 126/4CRR: 7.41 RRR: 7.00
Greg Thompson15 (19)
Gary Wilson28 (21)
JJ Smit 3-0-24-1
Jan Frylinck 2-0-19-0
16.6
1
Smit to Thompson, 1 run

scoops, gets an edge to fine leg

16.6
1w
Smit to Thompson, 1 wide
16.5
Smit to Thompson, no run
16.4
1lb
Smit to Wilson, 1 leg bye
Match details
Sheikh Zayed Stadium, Abu Dhabi
TossNamibia, elected to bat first
SeriesDesert T20 Challenge
Season2016/17
Player Of The Match
Kevin O'Brien
Kevin O'Brien
Hours of play (local time)14.00 start, First Session 14.00-15.25 Interval 15.25-15.45, Second Session 15.45-17.10
Match days17 January 2017 - day (20-over match)
Umpires
Nepal Image
Buddhi Pradhan
U.A.E. Image
Iftikhar Ali
Reserve Umpire
Hong Kong Image
Tabarak Dar
Match Referee
England Image
David Jukes
PointsIreland 2, Namibia 0