17 runs were needed in the last over…the bowler single-handedly turned the tables

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Canada scored 137 runs for 7 wicketsIreland lost 5 wickets for a score of 53 Ireland needed 17 runs in the last over

New Delhi. Ireland defeated Canada by 12 runs in a thrilling match. Ireland needed 17 runs to win in the last over. Jeremy Gordon took a wicket in the last over and conceded only 4 runs. This is the first win of the Irish team in two matches in the T20 World Cup 2024. Ireland has suffered their second consecutive defeat. Chasing the target of 138 runs set by Canada, the Ireland team could only score 125 runs for 7 wickets. George Dockrell and Mark Adair shared an unbeaten half-century partnership for Ireland but it did not help the team win. Dockrell returned unbeaten after scoring 30 runs while Mark Adair was dismissed after scoring 34 runs. Gordon took 2 wickets for 16 runs in 4 overs.

While chasing the target, Ireland (Canada vs Ireland) had a very bad start. The team led by Paul Stirling lost 5 wickets at a score of 53. Opener Andrew Balbirnie was dismissed after scoring 17 runs while captain Stirling returned to the pavilion at 9 runs. Lorcan Tucker contributed 10 runs while Harry Tector was dismissed after scoring 7 runs. Curtis Campher scored 4 runs while Gareth Delany scored 3 runs. For Canada, Dillon took 2 wickets for 18 runs in 4 overs.

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Canada scored 137 runs for 7 wickets
Earlier, Canada scored 137 runs for 7 wickets with a 75-run partnership in 63 balls for the fifth wicket between Nicholas Kirton (49) and Shreyas Movva (37). Kirton, who scored 51 runs in 31 balls against the US in the last match, missed his second consecutive half-century by one run, but he brought the team back into the match by hitting three fours and two sixes in his 35-ball innings. The Canadian team was on the backfoot after losing the fourth wicket for 53 runs in the ninth over. Kirton and wicketkeeper Movva batted sensibly and took the team to a fighting score on a difficult pitch. Movva hit three fours in his 36-ball innings before being run out on the last ball.

This group has gotten exciting
After America's victory against Pakistan, this group has become exciting where every team is trying hard to reach the Super Eight. After being invited to bat first, Canada's top order batsmen looked under pressure from the very beginning. Navneet Dhaliwal (six) fell prey to Eder in the third over. From the other end, Aaron Johnson (14) hit fours on consecutive balls against IPL player Josh Little but then got caught by Curtis Campher on Young's ball.

Movva ends his boundary drought in 26 balls
Pargat Singh hit fours on consecutive balls against McCarthy to take the team's score to 37 for two in the power play. His innings of 18 runs off 14 balls was ended by Young getting caught by Little. Leg spinner Delany, who came to bowl in the ninth over, sent Dilpreet Singh (seven) to the pavilion. After this, Kirton and Movva focused on running and stealing runs without taking any risk. Movva ended the boundary drought of 26 balls by hitting two fours against Young in the 13th over.

Kirton added 44 with Movva
Kirton showed aggressive attitude against Young in the 15th over and completed the team's century by hitting a six and a four on the first two balls and then completed a half-century partnership with Movva in 44 balls by taking a run. He scored 18 runs from this over by hitting another six on the last ball. After dismissing Kirton in the 19th over, McCarthy took two wickets in the over by dismissing Dinol Heliger without opening the account. Movva hit a four in the last over but was run out on the last ball.

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