Match Details

IRE vs SCO 7th Match, T20 WC 2022

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IRE
180-419.0
Ireland won by 6 wickets 🏆
SCO
20.0176-5
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17th Over:
0
1
0
1
1wd
4
3
 
= 11
Last Over:
2
1
1
2
2
4
 
= 12
This Over:
0
2
1
4
4
4
 
= 15
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Player of the Match

Curtis Campher
2/9
72(32)
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Curtis Campher Jersy
R(B)4S6SSR
39 (27)72 (32)4 7 1 2 144.44 225.00
P'ship : 119(57)
Last Wkt :   Harry Tector 14(16)
BowlerJ Davey
W-ROversEcon
0-464.0 11.50
IREIRE - 2nd Innings
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6 Over 4937
10 Over 6965
15 Over 103125
SCOSCO - 1st Innings
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6 Over 4439
10 Over 7173
15 Over 114122
20 Over 176176

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That's it from all of us for this game. Don't go anywhere as the clash between West Indies and Zimbabwe isn't far away. For now, this is Akshay Bhide, signing off, on behalf of my co-commentator Ayan Chatterjee and scorer Paras Yadav. Tata. Bye Bye.
Andrew Balbirnie | Ireland Skipper: "It was pretty special. All year we have been playing good cricket and fell short on a couple of occasions but happy to finish across the line. I was up in the viewing area and was surreal to see them chase down the total. We had a disappointing start to the tournament but happy to get our first win today."

Richie Berrington | Scotland Skipper: "Michael Jones was superb today. The way we started was very good today and a few batters also chipped in but were disappointed with the way we finished the game. The boys were excellent up front to put the Irish side under pressure but credit to Ireland to get across the line. Brilliant from Curtis and Dockrell to take them across. We have a day off tomorrow and we need to reflect on what went wrong and come out hard in our last game."
Curtis Campher Player of the Match: "Yes, not just that just heard of the bad news from family. So, I was emotional. It was difficult and then luckily it was our day. I think the way I and Dockrell approached the chase was terrific. It was a good pitch and glad we could do the job nicely. I think it's great the tournament is wide open and thank everyone out there back at home for their continuous support." 
Curtis Campher is the Player of the Match for his all-round heroics.
Time for the post-match presentation.
Akshay: Take a bow Curtis Campher. Take a bow George Dockrell. Take a bow Ireland. What a game we have just witnessed. With 112 runs required from the last 10 overs, Ireland have got across the line with an over to spare. Who would have thought this would be the result but the pair of George Dockrell and Curtis Campher have done the unbelievable to take their side across the line. With this, Ireland beat Scotland by six wickets to stay alive in the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup 2022. This is their highest successful run chase in the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup history. 

Chasing 177 was always going to be a tough task. The Irish side didn’t have the best of starts to chase as they lost their skipper Andrew Balbirnie early in the innings. Paul Stirling was dropped in the third over but he couldn’t pounce on the opportunity as he departed on eight as the Irish side reeled at 37/2 at the end of the powerplay. Lorcan Tucker and Harry Tector tried to resurrect the innings but fell in quick succession on 20 and 14 respectively.

Curtis Campher and George Dockrell joined hands and both started playing aggressively. They pounced on anything loose and took on the Scottish bowlers from the word go. With the required run rate touching 11, both teed off and found regular boundaries. Both struck at a tremendous rate and didn’t allow the Scottish bowlers to settle. Campher brought up his fifty and he along with Dockrell put up 100 between them. Both Campher and Dockrell remained unbeaten on 72 and 39 to guide their side across the line in 19 overs. Both put 119 between them, the highest for Ireland in T20 World Cups.

Earlier in the day, the Scottish skipper Richie Berrington won the toss and had no hesitation in batting first. They got off to a shaky start as in-form batter George Munsey was dismissed in the second over. Michael Jones was joined by Matthew Cross and both started the recovery work. The Scottish side had a steady start as they scored 39 at the end of the powerplay. Once set, Jones got going and played some beautiful strokes. Cross was looking good at the other end but departed on 28. Skipper Berrington joined Jones and both built a solid partnership for the third wicket.

Jones brought up his maiden T20I fifty and was well-supported by his skipper from the other end. The 77-run stand was broken in the 17th over when Berrington departed on 37 in trying to up the ante. Jones hit some lusty blows in the end and scored 86 off 55 balls to power his side to 176 at the end of their 20 overs. Curtis Campher was the pick of the bowlers for the Irish side as he finished with figures of 2/9 in his two overs. He then starred with the bat to help his side chase down the total with six wickets in hand. Stick around for the post-match presentation.
This is the highest successful chase by Ireland in ICC T20 World Cup 2022 and Campher's individual score is the highest by an Irish player in the T20 World Cup history.  
OVER 19
Ireland
180/4
Curtis Campher
72(32)
George Dockrell
39(27)
Josh Davey
0-46(4.0)
18.6 J Davey to C Campher
4 FOUR! Fuller length around off, Campher drives it handsomely through the covers for a glorious boundary as the ball goes square of the wicket for a boundary. Campher finishes things off in style as Ireland comes out of nowhere and wins this by 6 wickets with an over to spare. Ireland are still alive in the Men's World Cup 2022. 
18.5 J Davey to C Campher
4 FOUR! Fuller and wide outside off, Campher slices that away square of the wicket as the ball goes away to the cover fence in no time. Curtis Campher, you beauty! Scores are level now. 
Akshay: Ireland are one shot away from victory here. Can you believe it? 
18.4 J Davey to C Campher
4 FOUR! Full toss wide outside off, Campher slices it away over the backward point fielder as the ball goes away to the third-man fence. This hit may just have sealed the deal for Ireland. 
18.3 J Davey to G Dockrell
1 Yorker at the stumps, Dockrell drills it to long-off for a single. 
18.2 J Davey to G Dockrell
2 Fuller length angling in, Dockrell drills it down to mid-off as they hustle back for the second run. Great running by the duo.  
18.1 J Davey to G Dockrell
0 Davey will bowl the 19th over. Fuller length around off, Dockrell misses the drive through to the keeper. 
Akshay: 12 runs required from 12 balls. This is Ireland's game to lose from here on.
OVER 18
Ireland
165/4
Curtis Campher
60(29)
George Dockrell
36(24)
Safyaan Sharif
1-32(3.0)
17.6 S Sharif to C Campher
4 FOUR! Fuller length and in the slot, Campher lofts it down the ground over the bowler's head as the ball races away straight as an arrow for a boundary. Ireland are now bossing this game. 
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