McCarthy launches the ball down towards the fine leg boundary. Foster doesn't have to move as he takes the catch and the Northern Knights win!
Coming into this final festival winless, the Knights have now won two games in a row, and what a performance from them today!
Early wickets was the key and with four of the Reds top order falling in single figures, your not going to chase 228 sucessfully.
Three wickets a piece for Adair and Pretorius, meant that the Reds couldn't build any momentum and gives the Lightning and the Warriors a great chance to close the gap at the top in the afternoon game.
John Matchett has just been named the player of the match, so well done to him.
Please join me in about an hours time for the second match of the day, until then. This is Justin Smyth saying bye from Pembroke
little tickle down the legside and the keeper can't stop the ball
Adair comes bsck, wanting to finish the Innings maybe?
finds a gap in the covers to keep the strike
spreads his legs wide and cuts the ball to deep point, fumble on the boundary means that they come back for a second
McCarthy is going at every ball, hits this one onto the clubhouse roof at wide long-on
plants the front foot, swings hard and pulls the ball to the mid-wicket boundary
defends the ball to point
reaches forward and hits the ball towards deep mid-wicket, Kruger starts to come back for the second but McCarthy isn't interested. Tries to get back to the non-strikers end but White whips off the bails
works the ball down to long leg, the fielder rockets the ball back to the keeper to keep the Reds batters to a single
back of a length ball, turns it around the corner to get off strike
runs the ball out through square leg to get off the mark
looks to defend forward. Traps the ball between bat and pad, the bowler runs down the other end quickly to stop the ball
driven towards the extra cover boundary, sweeper runs up the boundary to cut the ball off
short ball, gets up on his toes and chops the ball down into the ground, extra cover fields
White almost picks up his third wicket in the over. Ball just misses the off-stump and Kruger looks to cut the ball
Campher picks out the fielder at long-on this time, the Reds collapsing in a heap
almost guides the ball into McCollum's hands at backward point
Campher is on strike as the batters crossed
Delany looks to hit big down the ground, Mayes is perfectly placed at long-on and takes the catch
comes off the toe end of the bat as he pulls the ball into the legside
reaches a long way in front of the pads and clips the ball to deep mid-wicket
|Pembroke Cricket Club, Sandymount, Dublin|
|Toss||Munster Reds, elected to field first|
|Player Of The Match|
|Match days||28 July 2022 - day (20-over match)|
|Points||Northern Knights 5, Munster Reds 0|