T20 World Cup 2024: Canada Clinched Victory In CAN vs IRE Match

After the CAN vs Ireland T20 World Cup match, excited Canadian players ran onto the field to celebrate their massive victory over Ireland, who are facing their second consecutive loss in the T20 World Cup 2024.

Canada Upsets Ireland in a Tight T20 World Cup 2024 Encounter

In a thrilling match between CAN vs IRE, Canada defeated Ireland with a close game on Wednesday in New York, they registered their first winning in the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup 2024 encounter. Canada defeated Ireland by 12 runs and won their first points in the T20 World Cup 2024 after successfully defending 138 in a low-scoring match. The excited Canadian players ran onto the field to celebrate their massive victory over Ireland, who are facing their second consecutive loss in the T20 World Cup 2024. This match demonstrates another example of the associate nations’ growing strength in this competition.

CAN vs IRE: Ireland’s Struggles in the Chase

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CAN vs IRE in T20 World Cup 2024: Ireland's Struggles in the Chase
ICC Men’s T20 World Cup Cricket Match Between Canada vs Ireland (Photo: IANS)

Ireland started their innings sensibly, chasing a score of 138 in the T20 world Cup Match between the CAN vs IRE match. The Irish openers, Paul Stirling and Andrew Balbirnie, were held back by the focused and aggressive of the Canadian bowlers. The pressure built, and Stirling was out with 9 runs in 17th ball 9 in the powerplay’s final over. Shortly after, Balbirnie got out with 17 Runs in 19 Balls. After 10 overs, Ireland were at a risky 50/4 because to the middle-order’s struggles, including the fast removal of Lorcan Tucker (10) and Harry Tector (7).

Curtis Campher (4) and Gareth Delany (3) failed to settle the innings, contributing to Ireland’s batting difficulties. Mark Adair and George Dockrell gave a little resistance. Their 62-run seventh-wicket partnership revived Ireland’s hopes. Jeremy Gordon bowled with nervousness in the last over, with 17 runs needed. On the second ball, he bowled Adair for 34, and even with Dockrell’s perfect score of 30, Ireland lost by 12 runs. The bowlers from Canada showcased an outstanding performance. Together, Gordon and Dillon Heyliger got two wickets, while the captain Saad Bin Zafar and Junaid Siddiqui each got one wicket. Together, they made sure that the total was successfully defended, giving Canada a win that would never be forgotten.

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Canada’s Fighting Knock in the Thrilling CAN vs IRE Match

 

Earlier, Barbadian-born Nicholas Kirton’s strong 49-run knock helped Canada to score 137 for seven in CAN vs IRE, T20 World Cup 2024 match at the Nassau County International Cricket Stadium. It was the first time a team in the tournament had scored 100 runs, all thanks to Kirton’s aggressive 49 off 35 balls and wicketkeeper Shreyas Movva’s excellent 37 off 36 deliveries. The pitch, which was previously criticised for its inconsistent bounce and bouncing, performed much better when administrators cleaned the grass and rolled it many times.

Ireland’s Smart Choice in CAN vs IRE, T20 World Cup 2024 Match

Ireland's Smart Choice in CAN vs IRE, T20 World Cup 2024 Match
Ireland’s Smart Choice in CAN vs IRE, T20 World Cup 2024 Match (Photo: IAND)

It was a smart choice for Ireland to bowl first as they had Canada struggling at 53 for four at the beginning of the ninth over in the T20 World 2024 match. Aaron Johnson (14) and Pargat Singh (18) were removed by seamer Craig Young, who led the charge with figures of 2/32. Navneet Dhaliwal (6) was dismissed by opening bowler Mark Adair in the third over, setting the tone. At backward point, Dhaliwal who had hit a half-century in the opening round of the competition against the USA, sliced a ball straight to George Dockrell.

Delany’s influence continued as he knocked Bajwa with his first ball of the game after making a brilliant return catch. Canada found itself in serious difficulties at this point. Yet the partnership between Kirton and Movva gave some hope. Particularly Kirton showed strength in leading his team to a winning total.