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2nd Match, Group B, Abu Dhabi, Oct 18 2019, ICC Men's T20 World Cup Qualifier
(17.2/20 ov, target 154)155/2
Ireland won by 8 wickets (with 16 balls remaining)
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Stirling, Balbirnie fifties help Ireland blow Hong Kong away

Hong Kong batsman Kinchit Shah top-scored in the match with 79, but found no support from his other batting partners

Match centre 
Scorer: Ranjith
Commentator: Binoy George
Scorecard summary
Hong Kong153/5(20 overs)
Ireland155/2(17.2 overs)

Ireland win by 8 wickets and get the important 2 points.

17.2
4
Waqas Barkat to Balbirnie, FOUR runs

hit in the air to the extra cover fence and Ireland win!!!

17.1
1
Waqas Barkat to Tector, 1 run

full toss worked through the onside.

end of over 1712 runs
IRE: 150/2CRR: 8.82 • RRR: 1.33 • Need 4 from 18b
Andy Balbirnie66 (52)
Harry Tector20 (15)
Kyle Christie4-0-36-0
Aizaz Khan4-0-31-1
16.6
4
Christie to Balbirnie, FOUR runs

outside edge down to thirdman fence.

16.5
1
Christie to Tector, 1 run

lap sweeps in the air to long leg.

16.4
Christie to Tector, no run

full toss smashed back to the bowler, who gets his legs in the way.

16.3
4
Christie to Tector, FOUR runs

pulls in the air and bursts through the fielder at long on.

16.2
2
Christie to Tector, 2 runs

mistimes the pull through midwicket.

16.1
1
Christie to Balbirnie, 1 run

makes room and smashes it along the ground to deep extra cover.

end of over 167 runs
IRE: 138/2CRR: 8.62 • RRR: 4.00 • Need 16 from 24b
Harry Tector13 (11)
Andy Balbirnie61 (50)
Aizaz Khan4-0-31-1
Kyle Christie3-0-24-0
15.6
2
Aizaz Khan to Tector, 2 runs

outside edge behind point to the deep.

15.5
1
Aizaz Khan to Balbirnie, 1 run

plays it down to thirdman.

15.4
Aizaz Khan to Balbirnie, no run

plays with soft hands to point.

15.3
2
Aizaz Khan to Balbirnie, 2 runs

works through midwicket.

15.2
1
Aizaz Khan to Tector, 1 run

tucks it through the onside.

15.1
1
Aizaz Khan to Balbirnie, 1 run

pushes down the ground to long on.

end of over 1510 runs
IRE: 131/2CRR: 8.73 • RRR: 4.60 • Need 23 from 30b
Harry Tector10 (9)
Andy Balbirnie57 (46)
Kyle Christie3-0-24-0
Kinchit Shah2-0-22-0
14.6
4
Christie to Tector, FOUR runs

cut away hard behind point to the fence.

14.5
1
Christie to Balbirnie, 1 run

flicks it in the air to deep midwicket.

14.4
2
Christie to Balbirnie, 2 runs

flicks it through midwicket.

14.3
1
Christie to Tector, 1 run

inside edges to the onside.

14.2
1
Christie to Balbirnie, 1 run

pushes down the ground to long on.

14.1
1
Christie to Tector, 1 run

full toss pushed to mid-on.

Match details
Sheikh Zayed Stadium, Abu Dhabi
TossHong Kong, elected to bat first
SeriesICC Men's T20 World Cup Qualifier
Season2019/20
Player Of The Match
Paul Stirling
Paul Stirling
Match numberT20 No. 936
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 days18 October 2019 - day match (20-over match)
T20I debut
Simandeep Singh
Simandeep Singh
T20 debut
Simandeep Singh
Simandeep Singh
Umpires
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Sam Nogajski
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Sundaram Ravi
Reserve Umpire
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Lyndon Hannibal
Match Referee
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GS Lakshmi
PointsIreland 2, Hong Kong 0