result
Leinster won by 7 wickets (with 17 balls remaining)
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Scorecard summary
Northern Knights157/8(20 overs)
Leinster Lightning158/3(17.1 overs)

The Lightning have managed to chase down the Knights total with nearly three overs to spare.

Balbirnie played excellently right from the start and finished with a n excellent 71 off only 44 balls.

Supported well by his Captain in the end, who had the honor of finishing it off with a Six.

The Knights couldn't take regular wickets to slow down the Lightnings scoring rate.

With the win, the Lightning increase their lead on top of the IP20 table.

It wont be long though we are back again, next Friday for the next round of games in this competition. So Please join me then. Goodnight from Merrion.

17.1
6
Smith to Anderson, SIX runs

and it is! Its in the slot and Anderson swings through the line, it flies in the air towards cow corner. Mulder follows the ball back and it goes over his head to win the match!

end of over 1711 runs
LSTER: 152/3CRR: 8.94 RRR: 2.00
Andy Balbirnie71 (44)
John Anderson35 (24)
Jacob Mulder 4-0-28-1
Shane Getkate 4-0-47-2

Nikolai comes on to bowl his first over, could be the last

16.6
Mulder to Balbirnie, no run

gets onto the front foot and hits the ball to extra cover. Six to win now.

16.5
2
Mulder to Balbirnie, 2 runs

clips the ball towards the square leg boundary. Diving stop on the rope again

16.4
2
Mulder to Balbirnie, 2 runs

hits through extra cover to bring up the 150

16.3
2
Mulder to Balbirnie, 2 runs

full toss, hit towards wide mid-on, diving stop on the boundary

16.2
1
Mulder to Anderson, 1 run

gets onto the front foot and clipped into a gap on the legside

16.1
4
Mulder to Anderson, FOUR runs

Mulder drops short and Anderson cuts the ball to the extra cover boundary

end of over 1615 runs
LSTER: 141/3CRR: 8.81 RRR: 4.25
John Anderson30 (22)
Andy Balbirnie65 (40)
Shane Getkate 4-0-47-2
Gary Kidd 3-0-35-0
15.6
1
Getkate to Anderson, 1 run

full outside off, Anderson steps into the shot and plays the ball up to long-off. 15 off the over, brings the runrate required right down

15.5
4
Getkate to Anderson, FOUR runs

full ball on legstump, Anderson is down on his knees again and sweeps the ball to the long leg boundary

15.4
1
Getkate to Balbirnie, 1 run

slower ball, Balbirnie waits for it and clips it up to long-on

15.3
1
Getkate to Anderson, 1 run

clips the ball into a gap on the legside

15.2
4
Getkate to Anderson, FOUR runs

shorter ball, pulls the ball towards the mid-wicket boundary. No fielder there so its a safe shot

15.1
4
Getkate to Anderson, FOUR runs

on legstump, Anderson gets down early and sweeps the ball fine down the legside, no chance to stop that

end of over 1515 runs
LSTER: 126/3CRR: 8.40 RRR: 6.40
Andy Balbirnie64 (39)
John Anderson16 (17)
Gary Kidd 3-0-35-0
Jacob Mulder 3-0-17-1

Five overs to go,

14.6
6
Kidd to Balbirnie, SIX runs

this ones all power. Skips down the pitch and hits the ball straight back over the bowlers head. Over the long-on boundary too, think its still going....

14.5
4
Kidd to Balbirnie, FOUR runs

gets down early and sweeps the ball through long leg, great placement

14.4
2
Kidd to Balbirnie, 2 runs

great attempt. Its hit in the air towards long-off, Mulder dives forward, gets one hand on the ball and can't hold on

14.3
1
Kidd to Anderson, 1 run

skips down the track and hits the ball to long-off again

14.2
1
Kidd to Balbirnie, 1 run

comes down the pitch anfd its driven to long-off

14.1
1
Kidd to Anderson, 1 run

spins back into the batsman, driven up to long-on

end of over 147 runs
LSTER: 111/3CRR: 7.92 RRR: 7.83
John Anderson14 (15)
Andy Balbirnie51 (35)
Jacob Mulder 3-0-17-1
Craig Lewis 2-0-16-0

Six overs to go and Kidd comes back on.

13.6
1
Mulder to Anderson, 1 run

drops short and its pulled down to long leg to finish the over

Match details
Merrion Cricket Club Ground, Dublin
TossNorthern Knights, elected to bat first
SeriesCricket Ireland Inter-Provincial Twenty20 Trophy
Season2017
Hours of play (local time)17.00 start, First Session 17.00-18.25, Interval 18.25-18.45, Second Session 18.45-20.10
Match days09 June 2017 - daynight (20-over match)
T20 debut
Nathan Smith
Nathan Smith
Tom Stanton
Tom Stanton
Umpires
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Azam Baig
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Paul Reynolds
Reserve Umpire
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Alan Neill
PointsLeinster Lightning 4, Northern Knights 0