result
1st Match, Dublin, Jun 18 2021, Cricket Ireland Inter-Provincial Twenty20 Trophy
(15.1/20 ov)149/3
Leinster won by 7 wickets (with 29 balls remaining)
player of the match
Simi Singh
Leinster
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Scorecard summary
Munster Reds148/7(20 overs)
Leinster Lightning149/3(15.1 overs)

Dockrell has a chat with the Umpire's and then looks up to the skies as he realises what he has done! No Fifty for him today although his team did look very impressive as they claim a seven wicket win.

From the moment that Simi Singh took Hand for 22, the Lightning alway looked in control of the chase, in felt that theynever got out of second gear. Which is an ominious sign for the other teams.

The Reds bowlers just couldn't dry up the runs and it's not a surprise to hear that Simi Singh has just been named player of the match.

Has the Lightning chased this down within 16 overs, they also pick up a bonus point for the win and sit proudly on top of the table. A nice way to start in front of your home fans.

We now have a two hour break before the second game of the day, so hopefully you'll be able to join me then as the Warriors take on the Knights. Until then, this is Justin saying bye from Pembroke.

15.1
1
Kane to Dockrell, 1 run

Dockrell slices the ball in the air over point, the ball does run away to the boundary but the batters complete the run before it gets there. Dockrell only picks up the one run and doesn't get his fifty!

end of over 1523 runs
LSTER: 148/3CRR: 9.86 RRR: 0.20
Lorcan Tucker28 (15)
George Dockrell47 (29)
Josh Manley 3-0-37-0
Aaron Cawley 3-0-22-1
14.6
4
Manley to Tucker, FOUR runs

this game is ending in a hurry, Tucker hits the ball in the air towards the extra cover boundary, lands just in front of the rope

14.5
4
Manley to Tucker, FOUR runs

its too full, Tucker on-drives the ball, diving fielder on the boundary can't stop it

14.4
1
Manley to Dockrell, 1 run

hits the ball down the ground, Frost is up at long-on and he stops the ball

14.3
6
Manley to Dockrell, SIX runs

It's another short ball from Manley, Dockrell flat-bats the ball over the long-off boundary. Lovely shot from the Lightning Captain

14.2
4
Manley to Dockrell, FOUR runs

drifts onto legstump, Dockrell helps the ball round the corner

14.1
4
Manley to Dockrell, FOUR runs

Long-off gets brought into the circle and Dockrell lifts the ball over his head. Dockrell picks up another boundary

end of over 148 runs
LSTER: 125/3CRR: 8.92 RRR: 4.00
Lorcan Tucker20 (13)
George Dockrell32 (25)
Aaron Cawley 3-0-22-1
Michael Frost 4-0-31-1

Frost is bowled out, Manley replaces him

13.6
2
Cawley to Tucker, 2 runs

hits the ball towards short mid-wicket, Tucker hits the ball hard and the fielder can't stop it cleanly

13.5
2
Cawley to Tucker, 2 runs

hits the ball in the air towards extra cover, Manley runs across from Mid-off after the ball. He dives and the ball lands just out of his reach

13.4
1
Cawley to Dockrell, 1 run

slower ball from Cawley, Dockrell isn't fooled and waits for the ball to reach him before knocking it into the off-side

13.3
1
Cawley to Tucker, 1 run

full ball , Tucker bends the knees and forces the ball towards point

13.2
1
Cawley to Dockrell, 1 run

plants the front foot down and drives the ball to the cover sweeper

13.1
1
Cawley to Tucker, 1 run

Tucker walks down the pitch as Cawley bowls and manages to get the ball into a gap

end of over 1311 runs
LSTER: 117/3CRR: 9.00 RRR: 4.57
Lorcan Tucker14 (9)
George Dockrell30 (23)
Michael Frost 4-0-31-1
Jack Carty 2-0-23-0

Less then five an over needed for the Lightning

12.6
1
Frost to Tucker, 1 run

driven through extra cover

12.5
1lb
Frost to Dockrell, 1 leg bye

hits the pad and goes round the corner

12.4
4
Frost to Dockrell, FOUR runs

this is a much better shot, lifts the ball over extra cover and it heads towards the boundary again

12.3
4
Frost to Dockrell, FOUR runs

hits the ball hard straight back at the bowler, Frost manages to get one hand on the ball but doesn't seem to take any pace off the ball as it races to the rope

12.2
1
Frost to Tucker, 1 run

driven up to long-off

12.1
Frost to Tucker, no run

hits the ball back at the bowler

end of over 1212 runs
LSTER: 106/3CRR: 8.83 RRR: 5.37
George Dockrell22 (20)
Lorcan Tucker12 (6)
Jack Carty 2-0-23-0
Michael Frost 3-0-21-1

Frost for his last over

11.6
4
Carty to Dockrell, FOUR runs

its too short, outside off-stump. Dockrell stands up tall in the crease and cuts the ball to the extra cover boundary

Match details
Pembroke Cricket Club, Sandymount, Dublin
TossLeinster Lightning, elected to field first
SeriesCricket Ireland Inter-Provincial Twenty20 Trophy
Season2021
Player Of The Match
Simi Singh
Simi Singh
Match days18 June 2021 - day (20-over match)
T20 debut
David O'Halloran
David O'Halloran
Michael Frost
Michael Frost
Seamus Lynch
Seamus Lynch
Umpires
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Mark Hawthorne
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Paul Reynolds
Match Referee
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Kevin Gallagher
PointsLeinster Lightning 5, Munster Reds 0