T20 World Cup 2022 IRE vs SCO: Curtis Campher, Dockrell shines as Ireland beat Scotland by 6 wickets
T20 World Cup 2022 Ireland vs Scotland Group B Qualifier match Review: Ireland beat Scotland – Curtis Campher’s brilliant knock of 72 runs in just 32 balls helped Ireland to win the match by 6 wickets against Scotland. This match was played at the Ballerive Oval in Hobart. With this win, Ireland’s hope to qualify in Super 12 are still alive.
Curtis Campher the hero for Ireland:— Mufaddal Vohra (@mufaddal_vohra) October 19, 2022
– 2/9 in 2 overs with the ball.
– 72* (32) with the bat.
– An unbelievable game for Campher, an extraordinary victory for Ireland! pic.twitter.com/aVuf0qJ3Ma
Scotland captain Richie Berrington won the toss and elected to bat first against Ireland. Scotland got off the rough start and George Munsey got dismissed for just one run in the very second over. Michael Jones then shared 59 runs for the second wicket with Matthew Cross (28 runs in 21 balls) and 77 runs for the third wicket with skipper Richie Berrington (37 runs in 27 balls with 5 fours).
Jones takes Scotland to a respectable total
Jones scored 86 runs in 55 balls with the help of six fours and four sixes. This is also the highest individual innings player by an associate team in a T20 World Cup. Scotland posted a competitive total of 176 runs on the board. Curtis Campher and Mark Adair bowled brilliantly for Ireland.
Chasing the target, Ireland did not start very well and both the openers Paul Stirling (8 runs in 10 balls) and captain Andrew Balbirnie (14 runs in 12 balls) returned to the pavilion within first 5 overs. Lorcan Tucker was dismissed by Mark Watt for 20 runs and Harry Tector by Leask for 14 runs in two consecutive overs, thus making the chase difficult for Ireland.
But Curtis Campher had other plans. He along with George Dockrell batted very well and got quick runs. Both of them made an unbeatable partnership of 119 runs in just 57 balls to win the match for Ireland with one over to spare. Curtis Campher quickfired unbeaten 72 runs off just 32 balls and Dockrell scored an unbeaten 39 runs.
Man of the Match
Curtis Campher won the man of the match award for his all-round performance.
Ireland beat Scotland by six wickets