own the track and over the non-striker to bring up the win. Length ball outside off and New Zealand's captain finishes it off for them
6:18pm A bit of last-minute news on the Joyce sisters. They're twins and their brother is Ed Joyce, who also retired earlier this year. That's a very very important family in Irish cricket, and they'll set their eyes on the future of the game in the country. That is all from our coverage tonight. Thanks for joining us!
Satterthwaite: We were extremely disappointed after the first two games and we wanted to finish well. Good to finish on a high. We've learnt a lot. It's been different conditions for our players.
Delany: We didn't get enough runs on the board. We needed more. When we compare Ireland to other sides in this tournament, they were in similar places a couple of years ago. We'll look to emulate them. The Joyce sisters [Isobel and Cecelia] are going to retire from international cricket as well. That's four players. I can't thank them enough for what they've done. The next 10-12 months will be about transitioning.
Devine: It's come a bit late, funnily enough, but good to finish the tournament on a high. [My method] is a combination of power and finesse. We tried some things in the early games [with the batting order] but it didn't come off, but not thinking about it too much.
Sophie Devine is the Player of the Match.
6:02pm Metcalfe pockets the match ball and she'll lead Ireland off with Shillington as New Zealand give the two veterans a guard of honour. Emotional scenes as they get hugs of gratitude from the coaching staff. They would have liked a much better end to their careers, but they've done plenty for cricket in a country where the women's team is barely semi-professional. The tears are rolling as Ireland get into a huddle and reflect on their tournament. Took some effort to make it, and they know it themselves that with better facilities, they would have gone a long way. The New Zealand team a picture of calm in the near distance. The experienced team, the team that was clinical on the night, and the team that will wonder why with the players they have, they were out of the race so early. Group B comes to a close.
short and wide outside off, cut to sweeper's left
length outside off, punched to sweeper cover off the back foot
full outside off, chipped to sweeper cover on the bounce
length outside off, steps out and drives straight to extra cover
length at leg stump, steps out and drives straight to mid-off
length outside leg stump, steps out and blocks into the leg side
tossed up at off stump, steps out and drives back down the pitch
good sliding catch at long-on! Shillington with something to remember from her last game. Length ball outside off. She was beaten in flight and reached out and dragged the slog from out there. It was flat and dipping to right of Shillington but she made the ground and slid to her right to complete that
length outside off, allows it to skid on and chops it late on the up, between point and cover
length outside off, driven on the up to extra cover
short of a length ball stays low at off stump. Check-pull to midwicket
full on leg stump, flicked through square leg
length ball wide outside off, steps out and looks to scythe it over the infield. Gets a thick outside edge and it is taken at point
she equals it next ball. Full ball outside off and she meets it on the full and drills it past the bowler. No one stopping that and her 21-ball fifty equals Alyssa Healy's from earlier in the tournament
That was her last shot at making the fastest fifty of the tournament
full and wide outside off, slices uppishly to sweeper cover
full toss on middle stump, driven to deep midwicket's right...and Shillington nearly lets that run into the boundary. a straightforward pick up that was, and it almost went wrong
full and very wide as Devine shapes to walk into the off side. Left alone
full toss outside off, drills it between cover and extra cover
full inswinger at middle stump, slogs along the turf to deep midwicket
|Providence Stadium, Guyana|
|Toss||Ireland Women, elected to bat first|
|Player Of The Match|
|Match number||WT20I no. 531|
|Hours of play (local time)||16.00 start, First Session 16.00-17.30, Interval 17.30-17.50, Second Session 17.50-19.20|
|Match days||17 November 2018 - daynight (20-over match)|
|Points||New Zealand Women 2, Ireland Women 0|