Ireland Become The Third Team To Qualify For Super 12 Of ICC T20 World Cup 2022

Updated - 21 Oct 2022, 02:57 PM

Ireland team. (Photo by INDRANIL MUKHERJEE/AFP via Getty Images)
Ireland team. (Photo by INDRANIL MUKHERJEE/AFP via Getty Images)

In their tense ICC Men’s T20 World Cup match against the West Indies on Friday at Bellerive Oval in Hobart, Ireland was aided by Paul Stirling’s elegant half-century to secure a victory. As a result of this victory, the Island country also secured its spot in the Super 12 stage.

Netherlands and Sri Lanka are already guaranteed spots in the Super 12 stage. Even Sri Lanka did so on Thursday by defeating the Netherlands by a score of 16 runs. However, Namibia’s defeat by UAE by 7 runs made it easier for the Netherlands to advance.

West Indies National Cricket Team
West Indies National Cricket Team. Pic Credits: Twitter.

West Indies suffered a loss in their tournament opening when Scotland pulled off an unexpected victory and defeated them by 42 runs. The bowlers did a good job, but the batting fell short. Phil Simmons, the coach of West Indies, even expressed his dissatisfaction with his team’s batters’ performance during the game.

Curtis Campher and George Dockrell
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Ireland, on the other hand, is also entering this game with high spirits after defeating Scotland. Ireland was able to successfully chase down a difficult total of 177 thanks to Curtis Campher’s outstanding knock of 72 from 32 deliveries. Furthermore, Campher also recorded 2/9 with the ball earlier in the game, which highlights the significant contribution he made to Ireland’s success.

Ireland defeated the West Indies by 9 wickets:

Ireland becomes the third team to qualify for the Super 12 of the ICC T20 World Cup 2022 after defeating West Indies by nine wickets.

Ireland, who in their previous five T20 World Cup appearances have never advanced past the first round, not only made it to the Super 12s but also eliminated the two-time champions from the competition.

Paul Stirling
Paul Stirling[photo: Reuters]
The bowlers stuck to their plans, and the fielders backed it up in the field, limiting West Indies to a score of 150 on a good batting track. Delany led the way with a three-for-three performance, and all of the other bowlers, except Campher, were economical as well. Yes, the target of 147 was inadequate, and Ireland made a farce of it. Stirling led his team home with 15 balls remaining after reaching his 21st T20I half-century and remaining unbeaten the entire game.

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