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New Zealand vs Ireland, 37th Match, Group 1 at Adelaide, T20 WC, Nov 04 2022 - Match Result

RESULT
37th Match, Group 1, Adelaide, November 04, 2022, ICC Men's T20 World Cup
(20 ov, T:186) 150/9

New Zealand won by 35 runs

Player Of The Match
61 (35)
kane-williamson
Cricinfo's MVP
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Scorecard summary
New Zealand 185/6(20 overs)
32 (18)
2/30 (4)
Ireland 150/9(20 overs)
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PLAYERTeam
TI
Runs
I. Runs
B. Impact
Bowl
I. Wkts
Bo. Impact
IRE83.4610(8)9.789.372/303.5474.09
NZ76.8461(35)69.7376.84--0
IRE76.668(4)87.173/222.9169.49
NZ53.2532(18)41.8953.25--0
IRE43.7237(27)41.3943.72--0
end of over 209 runs • 1 wicket
IRE: 150/9CRR: 7.50 
Josh Little8 (4b 1x6)
Barry McCarthy6 (5b)
Tim Southee 4-0-29-2
Trent Boult 4-0-38-0

That's that! NZ take important points and for Ireland, the tournament ends. But it's not the end of T20 World Cup action for today. Australia take on Afghanistan at the same venue, with Afghanistan fielding first. We are, however, done here. Thanks for joining us today. On behalf of Himanshu and Thilak, this is Ashish signing off.

Andy Balbirnie: We played a top-class team, and were a bit off in the middle and when you play a top-class team you have to capitalise, which we did not after the start we got. We bowled pretty well, but our fielding has been a bit off in the tournament. The guys have played really well. We have been happy with the effort. We caused a couple of upsets, we are playing better cricket than we were in the last 12 months, every one is starting to show their class.

Kane Williamson: A really good team performance which was required. We knew what Ireland were capable of. They have played some stunning cricket. We played to our best and came out well. It [The ball] was just holding in the surface standing up. The openers did a great job to give a good PP. The Guys played well throughout the innings and adjusted nicely. We made those adjustments with the ball in the middle overs. Try and take your options and work with your partner at the other end. One's going and the other one is trying to make the adjustments. [On the spinners] We spoke about that. It was just about bowling a little bit slower and adjust your line. They made the adjustment beautifully and pulled the game back.

6pm Another solid performance from the Blackcaps who seem to always bring their A-game in World Cups. It was Kane Williamson's turn to silence the doubters today with a solid half-century as New Zealand racked up 185 for 6 despite a Josh Little hat-trick. The chase would always be tricky but Ireland got off to a good start with Stirling and Balbirnie adding 68 for the opening wicket. However, once spin was introduced things turned. Both Santner and Sodhi went for plenty in their first overs, but came back strong. They slowed things down, pulled their lengths back and reaped the rewards. In the end, the target was too out of reach for the Irish. NZ take the points and are so close to nailing that semi-final spot.

5.53pm Kane Williamson is the Player of the Match: The guys were brilliant in negating the new ball and give us a good start. It was a very competitive total. The guys with the ball adjusted nicely, the spinners came in, and they did their job. [His innings] Similar to building some partnerships and it was nice to get a bit of momentum. It was nice. Good team effort. Ireland have been playing beautifully and it is nice to get a win.

Vinay: "Assuming Eng and Aus win, what should be their margins of victory to overhaul NZ NRR?" Aus need to win by around 185 runs to go past NZ. Eng need to win by around 128.

Sampath says, New Zealand will be through if Afghanistan bat first

KW Fan: "Missed innings of Kane today but it has made my day. That will silence the doubters and regain KW confidence in upcoming bigger games."

19.6
1
Southee to Little, 1 run

NZ complete another comfortable win and are all but through to the semi-final! Length outside off, he lofts it to long off and NZ win by 35 runs. There is still a mathematical chance that they do not make it to semis, but well, it will take some doing from the other teams for that to happen.

19.5
Southee to Little, no run

Gets a bit more adventurous now, looking for a falling scoop. Makes no connection.

19.4
6
Southee to Little, SIX runs

HEAVES IT FOR A SIX! On a length on the leg stump, he clears his front leg and slams it over deep midwicket

19.3
1
Southee to McCarthy, 1 run

back of a length outside off, he thrashes it to long off, who does not go for the catch

19.2
1
Southee to Little, 1 run

full on off, he drills it down the ground with mid-off doing the mopping up

19.1
W
Southee to Adair, OUT

Phillips with such a well-judged catch! Southee is getting those slower balls in on the spot. Lands it on a length on off, he looks to up and over, does not get all of it and Phillips, at long off, initially runs in and then back-tracks to complete the catch

Mark Adair c Phillips b Southee 4 (5b 0x4 0x6 9m) SR: 80
end of over 198 runs
IRE: 141/8CRR: 7.42 RRR: 45.00 • Need 45 from 6b
Mark Adair4 (4b)
Barry McCarthy5 (4b)
Trent Boult 4-0-38-0
Lockie Ferguson 4-0-22-3
18.6
1lb
Boult to Adair, 1 leg bye

Length on the pads, he looks to help it away, is hit on the pads with the ball rolling to deep fine

18.5
2
Boult to Adair, 2 runs

On a length outside off, he heaves it to the left of deep midwicket and they take two

18.4
1
Boult to McCarthy, 1 run

Slower Back of a length ball outside off, he slaps it down to mid off, almost a tennis like shot

18.3
2
Boult to McCarthy, 2 runs

Very full just outside off, he can only dig it to long on and some excellent running gets them twi

18.2
1
Boult to Adair, 1 run

False shot but falls in no-man's land. Banged in short, he is hurried on the pull but the ball lands just outside the 30-yard circle around midwicket.

18.1
1
Boult to McCarthy, 1 run

Yorker on off, he can only jam it to point. Excellent bowling.

Boult back on

end of over 187 runs • 2 wickets
IRE: 133/8CRR: 7.38 RRR: 26.50 • Need 53 from 12b
Barry McCarthy1 (1b)
Mark Adair1 (1b)
Lockie Ferguson 4-0-22-3
Tim Southee 3-0-20-1

Rohit: "Have Ireland under used Campher throughout this WC? Haven't bowled him much, batting at 7! Surely could've given him a bit more of an opportunity seen what he's done in the past!"

17.6
1
Ferguson to McCarthy, 1 run

Low full toss outside off, he opens the face of the bat to tap it to deep third

McCarthy in now

17.5
W
Ferguson to Dockrell, OUT

And another! Ireland starting to fall apart here. Dockrell's time to depart. On a length on off, he gives himself room probably seeking to clear cover. Gets it off the bottom of the blade, with Williamson at extra cover gobbling up a simple chance.

George Dockrell c Williamson b Ferguson 23 (15b 3x4 0x6 24m) SR: 153.33
17.4
1
Ferguson to Adair, 1 run

Another quick back of a length ball on off, he slaps it to long on for a run

Mark Adair in now

17.3
W
Ferguson to Hand, OUT

Straight up and Ferguson takes it upon himself to complete the catch! Back of a length on off, he looks to pull it away but is hurried by the pace. The ball balloons high up in the air. Ferguson calls for it, and hangs on..just.

Fionn Hand c & b Ferguson 5 (3b 1x4 0x6 7m) SR: 166.66
17.2
1
Ferguson to Dockrell, 1 run

Gets across now outside off, and pushes the length ball down to long on

17.1
4
Ferguson to Dockrell, FOUR runs

CRRRUNCHED! Pacy back of a length ball on off, he clears his front leg giving himself room and smokes it past cover

end of over 178 runs • 1 wicket
IRE: 126/6CRR: 7.41 RRR: 20.00 • Need 60 from 18b
Fionn Hand5 (2b 1x4)
George Dockrell18 (12b 2x4)
Tim Southee 3-0-20-1
Trent Boult 3-0-31-0

SACHU: "0-29 in first 2 overs of spin 4-28 in the other 6 overs of spin. Wow! What a comeback"

16.6
4
Southee to Hand, FOUR runs

Up and over! Length on off, he clears his front leg and lifts it over mid-off to collect a four but Southee has done the damage.

16.5
1
Southee to Dockrell, 1 run

Slower back of a length ball outside off, he gets it off the bottom of the bat to deep cover

Amit: "Australia have big boundaries if a spinner bowl slower through the air it's very very difficult to score boundaries."

Best performances - batters
Spike Graph
Wagon Zone
KS Williamson
61 runs (35)
5 fours3 sixes
Productive shot
pull
15 runs
1 four1 six
Control
86%
PR Stirling
37 runs (27)
3 fours1 six
Productive shot
pull
7 runs
1 four0 six
Control
56%
Best performances - bowlers
JB Little
O
4
M
0
R
22
W
3
ECO
5.5
FTYFGSGS
OFFLEG
RHB
1W
LEGOFF
LHB
1W
1W
LH Ferguson
O
4
M
0
R
22
W
3
ECO
5.5
FTYFGSGS
OFFLEG
RHB
1W
1W
1W
Match details
Adelaide Oval
TossIreland, elected to field first
Series
Season2022/23
Player Of The Match
Match numberT20I no. 1862
Match days4 November 2022 - day (20-over match)
Umpires
TV Umpire
Reserve Umpire
Match Referee
PointsNew Zealand 2, Ireland 0
Language
English
Win Probability
NZ 100%
NZIRE
100%50%100%NZ InningsIRE Innings

Over 20 • IRE 150/9

Mark Adair c Phillips b Southee 4 (5b 0x4 0x6 9m) SR: 80
W
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TEAMMWLPTNRR
SL32140.667
NED3214-0.162
NAM31220.730
UAE3122-1.235
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TEAMMWLPTNRR
ZIM32140.200
IRE32140.105
SCOT31220.304
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TEAMMWLPTNRR
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ENG53170.473
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SL5234-0.422
IRE5133-1.615
AFG5032-0.571
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TEAMMWLPTNRR
IND54181.319
PAK53261.028
SA52250.874
NED5234-0.849
BAN5234-1.176
ZIM5133-1.138