5th Match, Dublin, Sep 26 2020, Cricket Ireland Inter-Provincial Limited Over Cup
(43.1/50 ov, target 241)243/7
Leinster won by 3 wickets (with 41 balls remaining)
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Scorer: Justin Smyth
Commentator: Justin Smyth
Scorecard summary
Northern Knights240/9(50 overs)
Leinster Lightning243/7(43.1 overs)
Simi Singh*63 (58)
Mark Adair2/46(9.1)

The Lightning got off to a shaky start with the loss of their openers, Tucker came in and played a very well to hold the innings together. It was a shame that he fell so close to his century.

There could have been another wobble but Simi Singh and Kane came together, under a barrage of short balls, to get the Lightning within touching distance.

Before the Captain came out to win it.

The Knights bowlers impressed in spells and Delany was really charging in throughout his second spell.

If the Lightning had to chase another 30 to 40 runs then it could have been a nervy finish.

Its been a great day of cricket and now we only have one more day of action before the Men's season draws to a close. We are back down here at Malahide on Monday as the Warriors are the visitors. I hope that you will be able to join me then.

It might have turned cold but the ground is a sight as the sun sends the shadows across the ground and with blue skies above, this is Justin saying goodnight.

Adair to Dockrell, FOUR runs

yes he can! Dockrell gets a juicy delivery on the pads, he gets a little tickle in the ball and it runs fine to the boundary. The Lightning win!

end of over 4313 runs • 1 wicket
LSTER: 239/7CRR: 5.55 • RRR: 0.29 • Need 2 from 42b
Simi Singh63 (58)
David Delany10-0-62-2
Mark Adair9-1-42-2

Dockrell is on strike as the batters crossed. Can the Captain hit the winning runs?

Delany to Kane, OUT

Kane looks to finish it off with another big hit, the ball flies high in the air and its heading down to long leg. Getkate is back on the rope, looks down to make sure he isn't going to go over the rope and takes the catch

Tyrone Kane c Getkate b Delany 31 (40m 25b 4x4 0x6) SR: 124
Delany to Kane, FOUR runs

driven hard back past the bowler, it runs away to the boundary. The Lightning are almost there, maybe they are getting cold out there?

Delany to Kane, FOUR runs

Kane charges down towards Delany and swings hard again at the ball, takes the top edge and runs away fine. Thuds into the hoardings behind the rope

Delany to Simi Singh, 1 run

short ball again. Simi is seeing the ball very well now, there is a fielder down there in the shadow and he stops the ball

Delany to Simi Singh, FOUR runs

driven hard down the ground, Ellison turns and gives chase but it seems to keep going away from him

Delany to Simi Singh, no run

toko short and goes down the legside, must have flicked the pad on the way through

end of over 4212 runs
LSTER: 226/6CRR: 5.38 • RRR: 1.88 • Need 15 from 48b
Tyrone Kane23 (22)
Simi Singh58 (55)
Mark Adair9-1-42-2
David Delany9-0-49-1

Delany to bowl out now, the Lightning racing towards the target. Only need 15 now, can they get it in this over.

Adair to Kane, FOUR runs

and that's an even better shot. Kane advances down towards the bowler and seems to have his feet off the ground as he pulls the ball to the wide long-on boundary

Adair to Kane, FOUR runs

its too short again and this time Kane is waiting for it, pulls it hard towards cow corner. No fielder in the deep so its a safe shot to play, races away off the bat

Adair to Simi Singh, 1 run

short ball, slow ball. Sits up again off the pitch and its pulled down to long leg

Adair to Kane, 1 run

short ball, gets up on his toes and angles the bat to play the ball down to third man

Adair to Simi Singh, 1 run

back of a length ball, clipped off the hip and down to long leg

Wilson comes up behind the stumps

Adair to Kane, 1 run

clipped off the pads and out to deep square leg

end of over 417 runs
LSTER: 214/6CRR: 5.21 • RRR: 3.00 • Need 27 from 54b
Tyrone Kane13 (18)
Simi Singh56 (53)
David Delany9-0-49-1
Carl Robinson6-0-42-1

Adair is back again

Delany to Kane, 1 run

driven through the covers to keep the strike

Delany to Kane, no run

defended into the legside, short leg fields

Delany to Kane, 2 runs

clips the ball towards mid-wicket, Ellison throws at the non-strikers end and Pretorius is backing up, he somehow lets the ball through him and they come back for a second

Delany to Simi Singh, 1 run

too straight and Simi clips the ball to deep square leg, the Knights now have three fielders out there in the deep

Delany to Kane, 1 run

pulls it down to long leg

Delany to Kane, 2 runs

digs the ball down into the pitch, it goes wide of off-stump and Kane works the ball towards the backward point boundary

end of over 407 runs
LSTER: 207/6CRR: 5.17 • RRR: 3.40 • Need 34 from 60b
Simi Singh55 (52)
Tyrone Kane7 (13)
Carl Robinson6-0-42-1
David Delany8-0-42-1
Robinson to Simi Singh, FOUR runs

far too short and get punished. Simi rocks back in the crease and pulls the ball through mid-wicket, just stands there and admires his work

Match details
The Village, Malahide, Dublin
TossLeinster Lightning, elected to field first
SeriesCricket Ireland Inter-Provincial Limited Over Cup
Match days26 September 2020 - day match (50-over match)
LIST-A debut
Carl Robinson
Carl Robinson
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Alan Neill
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Paul Reynolds
Match Referee
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Kevin Gallagher
PointsLeinster Lightning 4, Northern Knights 0