12th Match, Bready, Jun 27 2021, Cricket Ireland Inter-Provincial Twenty20 Trophy
(20 ov, target 222)198/5
Knights won by 23 runs
Player Of The Match
81 (42)
end of over 2014 runs
REDS: 198/5CRR: 9.90 
Alistair Frost9 (6)
Fionn Hand44 (24)
David Delany 4-0-45-1
Mark Adair 4-0-34-2

When the Reds came out to bat, they were chasing down a huge target. They put in a huge effort to chase this down. There was solid scores all the way down the scorecard.

Matt Ford top scored with 57, although after he fell, Fionn Hand looked very impressive with 44 off only 24 balls, the Fionn Hand Appreciation Society would have liked that one!

The Knights rotated their bowlers well and both Mark Adair and Ben White picked up a couple of wickets.

The Knights pick up four points for the win and more importantly move to third place in the IP20 table. Jeremy Lawlor has been named player of the match for his excellent 81.

We have seen lots of great action over the three days here at Bready and I hope that you have enjoyed following along. One more festival to come, although we will have to wait until the middle of September to get that one completed.

Although hopefully you'll be able to join me on Wednesday as the two teams we have just seen will complete the IP50 competition at Stormont.

Until then this is Justin saying goodbye from Bready.

Delany to Frost, SIX runs

Frost finishes off the innings in style, hits the ball high over the extra cover boundary. The Reds finish on 198

Delany to Hand, 1 bye

slow ball bouncer again, Hand can't get any bat on it

Delany to Hand, FOUR runs

goes short again, this time he can get some bat on it and it goes to the fine leg boundary. That's the highest IP20 score for the Reds now

Delany to Hand, no run

slower ball bouncer, Hand tries to flick the ball but it through the legside and misses

Delany to Hand, 2 runs

blocks the ball to short third man, Ross Adair stop the ball and throws back in at the stumps. No-one is backing up and the Reds run through for an overthrow

Delany to Frost, 1 run

full ball, reaches out to his right and bunts the ball out to deep point

end of over 198 runs
REDS: 184/5CRR: 9.68 RRR: 38.00
Alistair Frost2 (4)
Fionn Hand38 (20)
Mark Adair 4-0-34-2
Ben White 4-0-36-2

Last over coming up, Reds need a miracle to win it. 38 needed.

Adair to Frost, 1 run

clears the front leg out of the way and hit's it down to long-on

Adair to Frost, 1 wide

slower ball, well wide of off-stump

Adair to Frost, no run

Frost had backed away to leg, Adair bowls it outside off, Frost can't get back far enough to reach it

Adair to Frost, no run

Frost goes down on one-knee and looks to scoop the ball over the keeper, misses and it bounces through to the keeper

Adair to Hand, 1 run

hits the ball hard at extra cover, can't get the ball past the fielder

Adair to Hand, FOUR runs

Hand is getting all the shots out now, reverse flicks the ball down to the third man boundary. Great innovation

Adair to Frost, 1 run

hits the ball along the ground to deep cover