1st T20I, Bready, Sep 5 2016, Hong Kong in Ireland T20I Series
(19.3/20 ov, target 170)129
Hong Kong won by 40 runs

With the fall of the final wicket Hong Kong complete a comprehensive win which was never really in doubt after they had Ireland 26 for 4 at the end of the powerplay.

Yet again Ireland's top order failed to get involved in any meaningful way. By the time that Kevin O'Brien and Greg Thompson came together their 59 run partnership could do little at chase down the runrate.

Once they went it was only a matter of time till Hong Kong finished off the inexperienced tail.

All of the Hong Kong bowlers took wickets apart from Nawaz and at the end of the day they deserved the win.

Today's win means that they go 1-0 up in the two match series. We don't have long to wait until the final match of the series. Less then 24 hours to be exact.

Tomorrow we all come back to Bready for the final game in the series.

So please join us then.

Thanks for following my commentary today and its goodnight from me, bye.

Tanveer Ahmed to Little, OUT

and he isn't going to get a run today. Its another swing and miss, Tanveer bowls it straight and knockes over the stumps. Hong Kong Win!

Josh Little b Tanveer Ahmed 0 (3b 0x4 0x6) SR: 0
Tanveer Ahmed to Little, no run

swings at the ball and misses

Tanveer Ahmed to Young, 1 run

Young gets another inside edge into the legside, Little charges down the other end. Wants the opportunity to score his first international run

end of over 193 runs • 1 wicket
IRE: 128/9CRR: 6.73 RRR: 42.00
Craig Young1 (3)
Josh Little0 (1)
Aizaz Khan 3-0-10-3
Tanveer Ahmed 3-0-28-1
Aizaz Khan to Young, 1 run

Young gets an inside edge and it goes onto the pad, Little calls for the run and they now need 42 off the last over.

Aizaz Khan to Young, no run

its a short ball which hits Young on the shoulder, Carter dives forward and catches the ball. Doesn't claim for the catch

Aizaz Khan to Young, no run

good length ball, Young stays in the crease and defends the bal back down the pitch

Aizaz Khan to Mulder, OUT

Mulder gives himself some room and looks to cut the ball, misses and Aizaz hits the stumps. Can you hear the bells toiling?

Jacob Mulder b Aizaz Khan 1 (5b 0x4 0x6) SR: 20
Aizaz Khan to Mulder, 2 leg byes

Aizaz drops short and Mulder misses with the pull, hits something and takes it over the keeper head

Aizaz Khan to Mulder, no run

looks to drive the ball forward, the ball swings back in and its an inside edge past the stumps

end of over 182 runs • 1 wicket
IRE: 125/8CRR: 6.94 RRR: 22.50
Josh Little0 (1)
Jacob Mulder1 (2)
Tanveer Ahmed 3-0-28-1
Aizaz Khan 2-0-9-2
Tanveer Ahmed to Little, no run

Little gets onto the front foot and defends the ball into the covers

Tanveer Ahmed to Tucker, OUT

Tucker comes down the pitch and looks to drive the ball forward, he misses and Tanveer hits the stumps. Hong Kong closing in on the win here

Lorcan Tucker b Tanveer Ahmed 4 (9b 0x4 0x6) SR: 44.44
Tanveer Ahmed to Tucker, no run

Tucker looks to ramp the ball over the keeper, misses and it goes through to Carter behind the stumps

Tanveer Ahmed to Mulder, 1 run

Mulder gets off the mark as he slices the ball out to the cover sweeper, Tanwir fields

Tanveer Ahmed to Mulder, no run

Mulder gets onto the front foot and drives the ball back to the bowler, Tanveer gets down and stops the ball

Tanveer Ahmed to Tucker, 1 run

drives the ball up to long-on, lovely shot for a single

end of over 177 runs • 1 wicket
IRE: 123/7CRR: 7.23 RRR: 15.66
Lorcan Tucker3 (6)
Jacob Mulder0 (0)
Aizaz Khan 2-0-9-2
Nadeem Ahmed 4-0-24-2

Tanveer Ahmed comes back on as Nadeem is bowled out

Aizaz Khan to Tucker, 1 run

its outside off-stump and Tucker leans forward and hits the ball out to the cover sweeper. Runrate up to over 15 now.

Aizaz Khan to Tucker, no run

drives the ball into the covers and its stopped by the fielder

The batsmen crossed so Tucker is still on strike

Aizaz Khan to Thompson, OUT

Thompson knows that he can't stop hitting and drives the ball in the air towards long-on. Nadeem comes in off the boundary and takes the catch.

Greg Thompson c Nadeem Ahmed b Aizaz Khan 44 (32b 7x4 0x6) SR: 137.5
Aizaz Khan to Thompson, FOUR runs

Thomspon hits the ball toward long-on, the ball lands and spins past the fielder on the boundary

Aizaz Khan to Tucker, 1 run

Tucker cuts the ball along the ground to point

Aizaz Khan to Thompson, 1 run

guides the ball down to backward point and Thompson calls for the run