result
2nd Match, Dublin (Malahide), May 14 2017, Ireland Tri-Nation Series
(45.3/50 ov, target 290)238
New Zealand won by 51 runs
player of the match
Mitchell Santner
New Zealand

What an exciting match that was today. Niall O'Brien battled hard scored a fantastic maiden ODI century.

Yet again though it was Spin bowling that Ireland couldn't cope with. Santner ending up with his best ever figures and a five for.

With the win today, New Zealand get four points and move to the top of the tri-series table.

The presentations have just finished and Mitchell Santner has been named man of the match for his five for.

So that just leaves me to thank you for following my commentary today, hopefully you will join me on Wednesday when New Zealand will be taking on Bangladesh at Clontarf.

Until then this is Justin Smyth saying goodnight from a sunny Malahide. Goodnight!

45.3
W
Rance to Chase, OUT

that's it its all over. Chase gets hit plumb in front of the stumps. New Zealand win by 51 runs.

Peter Chase lbw b Rance 1 (2b 0x4 0x6) SR: 50
45.2
1
Rance to Murtagh, 1 run

comes round the wicket to the left-handed Murtagh. Hits the ball up to long-on

45.1
1
Rance to Chase, 1 run

Chase lifts the ball over the top of mid-wicket to get off the mark

end of over 452 runs • 2 wickets
IRE: 236/9CRR: 5.24 RRR: 10.80
Tim Murtagh1 (2)
Peter Chase0 (0)
Mitchell Santner 10-0-50-5
Seth Rance 8-1-42-0
44.6
Santner to Murtagh, no run

the batsmen crossed so Murtagh is on strike. Hits the lasy ball of the over back to Santner. Ends up his allocation with a five for

44.5
W
Santner to McCarthy, OUT

bit of hit and hope here from the Ireland tail. Goes down on one knee and it flies high in the air. Latham gets under the ball at mid-wicket and takes the catch

Barry McCarthy c Latham b Santner 6 (13b 0x4 0x6) SR: 46.15
44.4
Santner to McCarthy, no run

McCarthy looks to pull the ball into the legside, doesn't time it and Ronchi runs out from behind the stumps to field.

44.3
1
Santner to Murtagh, 1 run

Murtagh gets off the mark with a flick through square leg.

44.2
W
Santner to N O'Brien, OUT

that could well be it for Ireland's hopes. O'Brien decides to charge down the pitch to Santner, the ball spins past the bat and its another easy stumping for the keeper. What an innings from O'Brien though.

Niall O'Brien st †Ronchi b Santner 109 (131b 9x4 5x6) SR: 83.2
44.1
1
Santner to McCarthy, 1 run

goes down on one knee and sweeps the ball towards the square leg boundary.

end of over 446 runs
IRE: 234/7CRR: 5.31 RRR: 9.33
Barry McCarthy5 (10)
Niall O'Brien109 (130)
Seth Rance 8-1-42-0
Mitchell Santner 9-0-48-3
43.6
1
Rance to McCarthy, 1 run

clipped the ball down to long leg, shout is two but its not on. The fielder gets the ball back in quickly and so O'Brien is still not on strike.

43.5
Rance to McCarthy, no run

good ball from Rance, inswinging and McCarthy can only get in line and defend the ball back to the bowler

43.4
1
Rance to N O'Brien, 1 run

O'Brien looks to hit over the top again, its wide of off-stump so its sliced out to the cover sweeper

43.3
1
Rance to McCarthy, 1 run

clipped through square leg and that's another run chalked off

43.2
2
Rance to McCarthy, 2 runs

driven through the covers, a mis-field on the rope means they get a second

43.1
1
Rance to N O'Brien, 1 run

dropped by Worker, O'Brien hits the ball to long-on. Worker gets under the ball and just can't hold on. Could be an expensive drop that

end of over 431 run
IRE: 228/7CRR: 5.30 RRR: 8.85
Barry McCarthy1 (6)
Niall O'Brien107 (128)
Mitchell Santner 9-0-48-3
Ish Sodhi 8-0-40-1

Rance is changing ends here.

42.6
Santner to McCarthy, no run

defends into the off-side and McCarthy wants the run, O'Brien wants the strike and so sends him back.

42.5
Santner to McCarthy, no run

seems to want to play Santner out here, defends into the legside

42.4
Santner to McCarthy, no run

big stride in and plays the ball back to the bowler

42.3
Santner to McCarthy, no run

gets forward and defends

42.2
Santner to McCarthy, no run

gets hit on the pad and only the bowler appeal, looks like an inside edge saved him

42.1
1
Santner to N O'Brien, 1 run

pulls the ball to deep square leg, fielders on the rope stop the ball