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35th Match, Group B, Abu Dhabi, Oct 26 2019, ICC Men's T20 World Cup Qualifier
(6.1/20 ov)67/2
Ireland won by 8 wickets (with 83 balls remaining)
Player Of The Match
4/13
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• The Report by Peter Della Penna in Abu Dhabi

Craig Young and Mark Adair demolish Nigeria to put Ireland in playoffs

Kevin O'Brien smashes 17-ball 32 as Ireland canter to 67-run target in just 6.1 overs

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Scorecard summary
Nigeria66/9(20 overs)
Isaac Okpe14 (20)
Mark Adair2/10(4)
Ireland67/2(6.1 overs)

Ireland won by 8 wickets and nearly double their NRR. They go to the top of the table

6.1
3lb
Akachukwu to Delany, 3 leg byes

off the pads to fine-leg and they run three

end of over 610 runs • 1 wicket
IRE: 64/2CRR: 10.66 RRR: 0.21
Mark Adair10 (4)
Gareth Delany11 (7)
Daniel Ajekun 1-0-10-1
Sylvester Okpe 1-0-12-0
5.6
Ajekun to Adair, no run

drives it back to the bowler

5.5
4
Ajekun to Adair, FOUR runs

short and wide outside the off stump. Adair cuts it to deep point for a boundary

5.4
2
Ajekun to Adair, 2 runs
5.3
4
Ajekun to Adair, FOUR runs

pulls it to deep midwicket for a boundary

5.2
W
Ajekun to K O'Brien, OUT

looks to drive it and is beaten. He is bowled

Kevin O'Brien b Ajekun 32 (17b 6x4 0x6) SR: 188.23
5.1
Ajekun to K O'Brien, no run
end of over 512 runs
IRE: 54/1CRR: 10.80 RRR: 0.86
Gareth Delany11 (7)
Kevin O'Brien32 (15)
Sylvester Okpe 1-0-12-0
Daniel Gim 1-0-12-0
4.6
Okpe to Delany, no run
4.5
1
Okpe to K O'Brien, 1 run

flicks it to midwicket for a single

4.4
2
Okpe to K O'Brien, 2 runs

lofts it to deep point for a couple

4.3
4
Okpe to K O'Brien, FOUR runs

width outside the off stump. He cuts it to deep point for a boundary

4.2
4
Okpe to K O'Brien, FOUR runs

sweeps it to deep midwicket for a boundary

4.1
1
Okpe to Delany, 1 run

punches it to long-on for a single

end of over 412 runs
IRE: 42/1CRR: 10.50 RRR: 1.56
Kevin O'Brien21 (11)
Gareth Delany10 (5)
Daniel Gim 1-0-12-0
Isaac Okpe 1-0-16-1
3.6
4
Gim to K O'Brien, FOUR runs

lofts it to long-on for a boundary

3.5
1
Gim to Delany, 1 run

punches it to cover for a single

3.4
1
Gim to K O'Brien, 1 run
3.3
1
Gim to Delany, 1 run

drives it to sweeper cover for a single

3.2
1
Gim to K O'Brien, 1 run

turns it to the leg side for a single

3.1
4
Gim to K O'Brien, FOUR runs

short of a good length delivery outside the off stump. He cuts it past cover for a boundary

end of over 316 runs • 1 wicket
IRE: 30/1CRR: 10.00 RRR: 2.17
Gareth Delany8 (3)
Kevin O'Brien11 (7)
Isaac Okpe 1-0-16-1
Chima Akachukwu 1-0-8-0
2.6
4
Okpe to Delany, FOUR runs

width outside the off stump. He drives it past cover for a boundary

Match details
Sheikh Zayed Stadium, Abu Dhabi
TossNigeria, elected to bat first
SeriesICC Men's T20 World Cup Qualifier
Season2019/20
Player Of The Match
Craig Young
Craig Young
Match numberT20I no. 972
Hours of play (local time)10.00 start, First Session 10.00-11.25, Interval 11.25-11.45, Second Session 11.45-13.10
Match days26 October 2019 - day (20-over match)
Umpires
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Ahmed Shah Pakteen
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Chris Brown
Reserve Umpire
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Raveendra Wimalasiri
Match Referee
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Jeff Crowe
PointsIreland 2, Nigeria 0