Canada beat Ireland by 12 runs

Tags: ICC Mens T20 World Cup 2024,
Canada vs Ireland, 13th Match, Group A at New York, Jun 07, 2024,

Published on: Jun 08, 2024

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Ireland skipper Paul Stirling won the toss and opted to bowl first against Saad Bin Zafar’s Canada Jeremy Gordon and Dilon Heliger helped Canada to beat Ireland by 12 runs in the T20 World Cup 2024 at the Nassau County International Cricket Stadium in New York.

Canada looked capable of getting close to, or even past, the 150-run mark during Nicholas Kirton and Shreyas Movva’s 75-run partnership for the fifth wicket. However, Barry McCarthy took two wickets in the 19th over and Mark Adair gave just nine away in the 20th to pull things back. Canada were restricted to a score of 137/7 in 20 overs.

The Irish batters, however, hardly got anything from the Canadian bowlers and fielders who were on the money throughout the second half of the match. Jeremy Gordon recorded imperious figures of 2/16 while Dilon Heyliger was just as impressive in his four overs with figures of 2/18.

Mark Adair’s 34 and George Dockrell’s unbeaten 30 gave the Irish some hope, but Canada bowled well to close out the game with Jeremy Gordon and Dilon Heylinger scalping two wickets each to aid their side in a famous win.

Canada skipper Saad Bin Zafar says Very proud moment for the team. The way Kirton and Movva batted, we knew we had a good total to defend. We needed a good performance from the bowling unit and I am so proud on my bowlers for putting their hand up and delivering. The wicket got a bit slow today, so it worked to our advantage. We gambled with an extra spinner and I feel both myself and Junaid bowled really well. One game at a time, we need to enjoy this win and come back strong against Pakistan. We are here to play positive cricket. (On crowd support) It is very important, cricket is growing in our country and hopefully performances like this can inspire the younger generation to take up the sport.

Ireland skipper Paul Stirling: Tough loss today, we weren’t at the races today. The target was gettable, we didn’t think we’d struggle too much. We were off in all three facets today, we need to show a better game when we go to Miami and Florida. We don’t want to look too far into the future, we’ve got USA next.

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