T20 World Cup 2022 Super 12: Australia beat Ireland by 42 Runs To Keep Semifinal Hopes Alive
Australia beat Ireland: Australian captain Aaron Finch played an important knock against Ireland to help the defending champions win the match by 42 runs. This match was played in Brisbane. *Important win for the defending champions* This win keeps the Aussies hopes alive of qualifying in the semis. The team is on the second spot in the points table with one match to go.
Being invited to bat first, Australia lost the wicket of David Warner (3 runs) in the third over. However skipper Finch took the charge and lead the team from the front. Mitchell Marsh and Finch put a brilliant partnership of 70 runs in just 36 balls. Marsh scored 35 runs in 25 balls.
Aaron Finch played a remarkable innings of 63 runs in 44 deliveries with the help of 5 fours and 3 sixes. However he was dismissed Barry McCarthy in the 17th over. Marcus Stoinis scored 35 runs in 25 balls while Tim David made unbeaten 10 runs. Barry McCarthy and Little took 3 and 2 wickets respectively for Ireland. Australia finished the innings with 175 runs for the loss of 5 wickets.
Chasing 180, Ireland could only manage to score 137 runs in 20 overs. In the four overs, Ireland lost 5 wickets for just 25 runs. However Lorcan Ducker made useful partnership with Gerath Delany (14 runs) and Mark Adair (11 runs) to help Ireland cross 100 mark. It felt that Tucker might win this for Ireland again but Aussies backfired at the right time and ended the probability for the comeback.
Terrific Tucker– Lorcan Tucker played a brilliant knock of unbeaten knock of 71 off 48 deliveries with the help of 9 fours and one six. He is now the leading run getter at T20 World Cup 2022. No other batsman could survive Australian bowlers. Pat Cummins, Maxwell, Starc and Adam Zampa got two wickets each.
Player of the Match
Man of the Match- Aaron Finch won the man of the match award for his brilliant captain’s Knock. He also enters the top 5 (currently at 4) in the list the of players with most sixes in T20I’s.
Check out the complete list of Aramco Player of the Match List here
Australia beat Ireland
2022 T20 World Cup, Points Table