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25th Match, Group B, Abu Dhabi, Oct 23 2019, ICC Men's T20 World Cup Qualifier
156/5
(20 ov, target 157)146/7
Canada won by 10 runs
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Nitish Kumar hits third consecutive fifty as Canada beat Ireland to go top

Nitish Kumar produced a third straight Man-of-the-Match performance and Canada continued their unbeaten run

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Scorecard summary
Canada156/5(20 overs)
Ireland146/7(20 overs)
end of over 208 runs
IRE: 146/7CRR: 7.30 
George Dockrell13 (10)
Stuart Thompson28 (25)
Dillon Heyliger4-0-29-0
Jeremy Gordon4-0-30-1

Canada have upset Ireland and they win by 10 runs. Canada top Group B.

19.6
1
Heyliger to Dockrell, 1 run

bottom edges to short fine leg, Canada win!!!

Cheers all around.

19.5
1
Heyliger to Thompson, 1 run

driven through the off side to the sweeper cover.

19.4
2
Heyliger to Thompson, 2 runs

plays it through square leg to the deep.

19.3
Heyliger to Thompson, no run

in the block-hole, beats the bat.

15 runs required from 4 balls.

19.2
2
Heyliger to Thompson, 2 runs

hits in the air down the ground to long on, one bounce to the fielder.

17 runs required from 5 balls.

19.1
2
Heyliger to Thompson, 2 runs

miscues it through the onside to deep midwicket.

So now 19 runs required from 6 balls.

end of over 198 runs
IRE: 138/7CRR: 7.26 • RRR: 19.00 • Need 19 from 6b
George Dockrell12 (9)
Stuart Thompson21 (20)
Jeremy Gordon4-0-30-1
Romesh Eranga4-0-32-2
18.6
2
Gordon to Dockrell, 2 runs

once again in the block-hole, pushes through mid-on, they pick up the second as the fielder fumbles.

21 runs required from 7 balls.

18.5
4
Gordon to Dockrell, FOUR runs

inside edges past the stumps and short fine leg fielder to the fence.

18.4
1
Gordon to Thompson, 1 run

driven firmly to mid-off.

18.3
Gordon to Thompson, no run

in the block-hole and dug out, excellent bowling.

18.2
1lb
Gordon to Dockrell, 1 leg bye

off the pad and the keeper does well to stop it, diving to his left.

18.1
Gordon to Dockrell, no run

gives himself some room and misses it.

27 runs required from 12 balls

end of over 188 runs
IRE: 130/7CRR: 7.22 • RRR: 13.50 • Need 27 from 12b
Stuart Thompson20 (18)
George Dockrell9 (5)
Romesh Eranga4-0-32-2
Dillon Heyliger3-0-21-0
17.6
Eranga to Thompson, no run

swing and a miss.

17.5
1
Eranga to Dockrell, 1 run

plays with an angled bat to point

17.4
2
Eranga to Dockrell, 2 runs

plays to deep midwicket and picks up couple of runs.

17.3
1
Eranga to Thompson, 1 run

inside edges to short fine leg.

17.2
1
Eranga to Dockrell, 1 run

driven down the ground to long off.

17.1
2
Eranga to Dockrell, 2 runs

tucks it through midwicket for couple of runs.

17.1
1w
Eranga to Dockrell, 1 wide

too wide outside the off stump.

end of over 1714 runs
IRE: 122/7CRR: 7.17 • RRR: 11.67 • Need 35 from 18b
Stuart Thompson19 (16)
George Dockrell3 (1)
Dillon Heyliger3-0-21-0
Romesh Eranga3-0-24-2
16.6
6
Heyliger to Thompson, SIX runs

pulls it well over the backward square leg fence for a six, a crucial boundary.

Match details
Sheikh Zayed Stadium, Abu Dhabi
TossCanada, elected to bat first
SeriesICC Men's T20 World Cup Qualifier
Season2019/20
Player Of The Match
Nitish Kumar
Nitish Kumar
Match numberT20 No. 961
Hours of play (local time)14.10 start, First Session 14.10-15.35, Interval 15.35-15.55, Second Session 15.55-17.20
Match days23 October 2019 - day match (20-over match)
Umpires
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Ahmed Shah Pakteen
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Lyndon Hannibal
Reserve Umpire
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Sharfuddoula
Match Referee
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Gerrie Pienaar
PointsCanada 2, Ireland 0