An exceptional performance by Michael Bracewell With the help of both bat and ball, New Zealand defeated Ireland by three wickets at The Village Stadium, Malahide. Bracewell took two wickets and scored 42 off 40 balls, reaching a target of 217 in just 38.1 overs on Tuesday. In addition to Alan Finn and Tom Latham He scored 60 and 55 runs respectively. With this victory, New Zealand has taken a 2-0 lead in the three-match ODI series against Ireland.
The match was delayed due to rain but it was a great opportunity for New Zealand and they took full advantage of the toss by choosing to bowl. This decision enabled them to make the best use of pitch conditions before the start of the match.
The decision was certainly good as it had an impact from the start of the game and Ireland struggled to win the first three overs and even lost a wicket. Ireland’s score was reduced to 5 runs and 2 wickets at the end of 5 overs.
Ireland’s batting order had already begun to fall. Harry TractorThe star of the first ODI was next but he could not shine in the second ODI as he was caught by Bracewell and Ireland’s score stood at 3 for 32.
Andy McBrien And Curtis Kempfer He was also dismissed early because no partnership lasted long enough to lead Ireland to a respectable score. George Dockrell With a score of 74 off 61 balls, he fought a much needed battle for his team.
Dockrell was also caught by Duffy in the 44th over. Shame on Ireland for just 15 runs to get a total of 200 runs. Mark Eder To ensure that the team gets a respectable total of 216 runs in 50 overs match.
Bracewell performed brilliantly, conceding just 26 runs in his spell of 10 overs while taking 2 wickets with the centurion and Phillips also took two and one wicket. Matt Henry He also took two wickets in his spell of 9 overs.
The New Zealand team entered the field with confidence in the next innings, aiming to win the series by chasing a total score of just 216 runs. However, taking Adir’s wicket soon shattered his confidence. Martin Guptill On the first ball after which the wicket fell. Will Young In the same way on the next ball. This time the New Zealand team was under pressure as the rest of the batting order needed to be changed.
However, thanks to the partnership between New Zealand, the pressure quickly subsided. Finn Allen And captain Tom Latham is completing 56 runs in the first power play. Allen completed his half-century and things were looking good for New Zealand.
As the middle overs of the match drew to a close, Ireland needed a glimmer of hope when Allen was caught by Kempfer for 60, after which he was dismissed immediately. Henry Nicholas And Glenn Phillips.
After a stellar bowling performance, Bracewell was ahead of the bat to show his class and partnered with captain Tom Latham to lead his team to victory. But Latham was fortified shortly after a Bracewell truck hit the ball. Sami Singh. The captain made an impressive 55 off 73 balls.
It was all up to Bracewell to complete the knock and lead his team to victory and when needed he came with the bat and the all-rounder did not disappoint. Bracewell played their crucial innings of 42 off 40 balls to help New Zealand win the match with a magnificent six.
For Ireland, both Mark Adair and Sami Singh performed well and took 2.2 wickets. Craig Young And Curtis Kempfer took one wicket each.
New Zealand won the match and won the series thanks to the important performance of Bracewell with both bat and ball.
Short Score: Ireland 216 (George Dockrell 74, Andy McBrien 28; Michael Bracewell 2/26) vs. New Zealand 219/7 (Finn Allen 60, Tom Latham 55; Mark Adair 2/29).
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