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Reds vs Leinster, 13th Match at Dublin, PRO T20, Jul 27 2022 - Ball by Ball Commentary

RESULT
13th Match, Dublin, July 27, 2022, Cricket Ireland Inter-Provincial Twenty20 Trophy
(18.3/20 ov, T:220) 221/5

Leinster won by 5 wickets (with 9 balls remaining)

Player Of The Match
68* (18)
george-dockrell
New
LEL
Full commentary

`What a display of boundary hitting we have just seen from George Dockrell. When he came to the crease the Lightning Innings looked in a little bit of trouble, yet 9 sixes off his blade meant that his team ended up winning with 9 balls to spare.

Every single Lightning batter got into double figures, yet I suppose when one of your players scores 68* off only 18 balls, you probably deserve to win. Who needs stick cricket eh?

You will not be surprised to know that George Dockrell has been named the player of the match as The Lightning win by 5 wickets, and take four important points

The Lightning stay in third place in the table, but move one point nearer the Warriors in second place, with the Reds still five points clear at the top. Although the Warriors will be hoping to close that gaps they take on the Knights in an hours time.

I hope that you'll be able to join me then, until then, this is Justin Smyth saying goodbye from Pembroke!

18.3
4
Delany to Ford, FOUR runs

and there is the match! It's another short ball, and Ford swings hard at the ball. Pulled down to the long leg boundary to a huge round of applause from the home fans

18.2
4
Delany to Ford, FOUR runs

too full from the bowler, driven through extra cover. The Reds fielders don't even bother chasing after that one#

18.1
4
Delany to Ford, FOUR runs

Ford shows that he can hit the ball too! Slams the ball past the mid-wicket fielder and it races to the rope

end of over 1820 runs
LEL: 209/5CRR: 11.61 RRR: 5.50
George Dockrell68 (18b 2x4 9x6)
Greg Ford3 (7b)
Tyrone Kane 3-0-42-0
Michael Frost 4-0-38-2

Only 11 needed now off the last 2 overs, this game has swung!

17.6
6
Kane to Dockrell, SIX runs

carves the ball over the point boundary this time for another six. That's nine sixes that the Lightning Captain has hit now.

17.5
6
Kane to Dockrell, SIX runs

slower ball from Kane. Dockrell doesn't care what you bowl, this ball is hit back over the bowlers head and thumps into the sightscreen. Brings the 200 up

Another new ball gets sent out to the middle

17.4
6
Kane to Dockrell, SIX runs

Full toss gets dispatched! Dockrell bends the front knee and sweeps the ball over the square leg boundary. Then looks down at his bat, not sure that the ball came off the middle and still went miles!

17.3
1
Kane to Ford, 1 run

dropped, guides the ball towards short third. The fielder dives forward and almost manages to drag the ball in. Tough chance

17.2
1
Kane to Dockrell, 1 run

full ball, hit towards the cover boundary. Brings up the fifty for Dockrell off only 15 balls

17.1
Kane to Dockrell, no run

Kene beats Dockrell outside the off-stump

end of over 1719 runs
LEL: 189/5CRR: 11.11 RRR: 10.33
George Dockrell49 (13b 2x4 6x6)
Greg Ford2 (6b)
Michael Frost 4-0-38-2
Curtis Campher 3-0-37-1
16.6
1
Frost to Dockrell, 1 run

good thinking from Dockrell as he punches the ball down the ground to keep the strike

16.5
6
Frost to Dockrell, SIX runs

pulls the ball over cow corner, yet another maximum

16.4
Frost to Dockrell, no run

clips the pad and goes down the legside

16.3
4
Frost to Dockrell, FOUR runs

hits the ball straight back towards the bowler. Like every shot he has hit to today, this ball is travelling. Frost can't get his hands down in time to stop the ball

16.3
1w
Frost to Dockrell, 1 wide

spins the ball down the legside, another run to the Lightning total

16.2
6
Frost to Dockrell, SIX runs

Dockrell reaches out to his left, bardely looks to hit the ball yet it flies over the long-off boundary. Such power in the shot

16.1
1lb
Frost to Ford, 1 leg bye

looks to sweep the ball, hits the front pad and rolls towards point

end of over 1621 runs
LEL: 170/5CRR: 10.62 RRR: 12.50
George Dockrell32 (8b 1x4 4x6)
Greg Ford2 (5b)
Curtis Campher 3-0-37-1
Gareth Delany 4-0-21-1

Frost back for his final over. Lightning need 50 more for the win

15.6
6
Campher to Dockrell, SIX runs

They need to learn not to bowl the ball in the slot. Dockrell is onto the shot in a flash and hammers the ball down the ground. Took about 2 secs to go from the middle to over the boundary. What a hit!

15.5
1
Campher to Ford, 1 run

shovels the ball around the corner for another single

15.4
1
Campher to Dockrell, 1 run

hit in the air towards long-off, lands safe

15.4
1w
Campher to Dockrell, 1 wide

far too short from Campher, easily over the batters head. Called a wide again

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