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Canada Vs Ireland, ICC T20 World Cup Highlights: CAN Beat IRE By 12 Runs In New York

Canada produced an all-round effort to stun Ireland by 12 runs here in a T20 World Cup match on Friday. After posting a competitive total of 137 for seven batting first on a difficult pitch, Canada bowlers produced a unified effort to restrict Ireland to 125 for 7 in 20 overs. While Canada earned two crucial points to move third position in the points table in Group A, Ireland dropped below Pakistan to the fifth and last spot with second defeat on the trot. For Ireland, George Dockrell (30 not out) and Mark Adair (34) staged a late fight-back with a 62-run stand for the seventh wicket but their effort went in vain. Catch the scores and updates of the CAN vs IRE match at T20 WC 2024, right here

CAN vs IRE Live Score: Ireland take on Canada in the T20 WC fixture. AP/Adam Hunger

Canada Vs Ireland, Highlights, ICC T20 World Cup

Canada produced an all-round effort to stun Ireland by 12 runs here in a T20 World Cup match on Friday. After posting a competitive total of 137 for seven batting first on a difficult pitch, Canada bowlers produced a unified effort to restrict Ireland to 125 for 7 in 20 overs. While Canada earned two crucial points to move third position in the points table in Group A, Ireland dropped below Pakistan to the fifth and last spot with second defeat on the trot. For Ireland, George Dockrell (30 not out) and Mark Adair (34) staged a late fight-back with a 62-run stand for the seventh wicket but their effort went in vain. Catch the match highlights of the CAN vs IRE match at T20 WC 2024, right here. (As It Happened | Scorecard | Full Coverage)

Canada vs Ireland Live Score, T20 World Cup: Squads

Canada Squad: Aaron Johnson, Navneet Dhaliwal, Pargat Singh, Nicholas Kirton, Shreyas Movva(w), Dilpreet Bajwa, Dillon Heyliger, Saad Bin Zafar(c), Nikhil Dutta, Kaleem Sana, Jeremy Gordon, Rishiv Ragav Joshi, Junaid Siddiqui, Rayyan Pathan, Ravinderpal Singh

Ireland Squad: Andrew Balbirnie, Paul Stirling(c), Lorcan Tucker(w), Harry Tector, Curtis Campher, George Dockrell, Gareth Delany, Mark Adair, Barry McCarthy, Joshua Little, Benjamin White, Graham Hume, Craig Young, Neil Rock, Ross Adair

Canada vs Ireland Live Score, T20 World Cup: Head-To-Head Record

These two sides are locked at 2-2 in the head-to-head record in the T20 format.

Canada vs Ireland Live Score, T20 World Cup: Weather Report, Who Will Tonight's Fixture

Canada vs Ireland Live Score, T20 World Cup: Pitch Report

“Lot of rain overnight so the outfield will be slow. 63m and 72m square boundaries. Lot of talk about this pitch and it definitely has changed a lot. They’ve taken out the grass and rolled it a lot. It looks a lot lighter. Still expect to see some bounce and movement off the seam. Overhead conditions mean there might also be some movement in the air. Will be important for batters to take the ball on if it’s in their areas. Still think the captain winning the toss will want to bowl first. 120 could still be a tough target” say Shaun Pollock and Dale Steyn in their pitch report.

Canada vs Ireland Live Score, T20 World Cup: Playing XIs

Teams:

Canada (Playing XI): Aaron Johnson, Navneet Dhaliwal, Pargat Singh, Nicholas Kirton, Shreyas Movva(w), Dilpreet Bajwa, Saad Bin Zafar(c), Dillon Heyliger, Kaleem Sana, Junaid Siddiqui, Jeremy Gordon

Ireland (Playing XI): Andrew Balbirnie, Paul Stirling(c), Lorcan Tucker(w), Harry Tector, Curtis Campher, George Dockrell, Gareth Delany, Mark Adair, Barry McCarthy, Joshua Little, Craig Young

Canada vs Ireland Live Score, T20 World Cup: IRE Win The Toss And Decide To Bowl

Ireland captain Paul Stirling won the toss and decided to bowl on a wicket that will aide seam bowling.

Canada vs Ireland Live Score, T20 World Cup: Captain Speak

Saad Bin Zafar: Would've bowled first as well. If we can put decent runs on the board, will not be easy to change. It's always good to see an associate country to beat a full member country. Hopefully what USA did to Pakistan, we can do to Ireland. If you play your A game on the day, you can beat anyone. One change - Nikhil Dutta goes out, Junaid Siddiqui comes in.

Stirling: We're going to bowl first today. It's must win from here on. It's changed a lot since two days ago (talking about pitch). Looks like maybe there will be slightly less lateral movement. Has to be communication between keeper and bowler in the first couple of overs (about how the pitch is playing). White goes out. We've taken an extra seamer for the spinner.

Canada vs Ireland Live Score, T20 World Cup: CAN Are 28/2 After 5 Overs

Canada find themselves in a spot of bother after losing Navneet Dhaliwal and Aaron Johnson inside the powerplay as Ireland bowlers made use of the overcast conditions.

Canada vs Ireland Live Score, T20 World Cup: CAN Are 63/4 After 10 Overs

In this session, Canada lost two more wickets as they slid to 63 for four wickets in the te

Canada vs Ireland Live Score, T20 World Cup: CAN Are 92/4 After 15 Overs

Canada are going at a run rate of 6.13 rpo against Ireland and at this rate, they can post a decent total of 130-140. However, some quick wickets in the final five overs could really swing the game Ireland's way and hand the favour to them.

Canada vs Ireland Live Score, T20 World Cup: CAN Are 137/7 After 20 Overs

Canada have posted 137 for the loss of seven after their 20 overs against Ireland in this Group A fixture in New York. Earlier, Ireland captain Paul Stirling had won the toss and elected to bowl in their T20 World Cup Group A match, on Friday.

Canada vs Ireland Live Score, T20 World Cup: IRE Are 25/0 After 5 Overs

Ireland need 113 runs in 90 balls as they chase down 138 posted by Canada in this group A encounter at the Nassau County. Remember, this group also consists the likes of Pakistan, India and USA.

Canada vs Ireland Live Score, T20 World Cup: IRE Are 50/4 After 10 Overs

Ireland are reeling in their pursuit of 138 with four wickets down. With the wicket conducive to seam bowling, it seems the Irish batters had no answer to CAN's bowling.

Canada vs Ireland Live Score, T20 World Cup: IRE Are 74/6 After 15 Overs

Ireland need 64 runs in 30 balls but have four wickets in hand if they are to win this contest and upstage Canada. Big task up ahead for the Irish if they are to pull this off and win the contest.

Canada vs Ireland Live Score, T20 World Cup: CAN Win By 12 Runs 

That is some victory for the Canadians! They have beaten the Irish by 12 runs to snatch their first win in a T20 WC. As for the Irish, its two defeats on the bounce.

Nicholas Kirton | Player of the Match For His 49

Bouncing back from the first game was important. Trust me, it wasn't that easy. Just tried to get in, get the pace of the wicket. Honestly it wasn't that bad. There was an area in the middle of the wicket that was a bit up and down, but otherwise it was a good wicket to bat on. Very good to get our first win in the WC. Hopefully we can continue from strength to strength. Our next focus is Pakistan. Two spinners bowled very well. Bit of purchase on offer. We spoke about adjusting pace and that area in the middle that was a bit up and down. Just taking it one day at a time.

Paul Stirling, IRE Captain

Tough loss today, we weren't at the races today. The target was gettable, we didn't think we'd struggle too much. We were off in all three facets today, we need to show a better game when we go to Miami and Florida. We don't want to look too far into the future, we've got USA next.

Saad Bin Zafar, CAN Skipper

Very proud moment for the team. The way Kirton and Movva batted, we knew we had a good total to defend. We needed a good performance from the bowling unit and I am so proud on my bowlers for putting their hand up and delivering. The wicket got a bit slow today, so it worked to our advantage. We gambled with an extra spinner and I feel both myself and Junaid bowled really well. One game at a time, we need to enjoy this win and come back strong against Pakistan. We are here to play positive cricket. (On crowd support) It is very important, cricket is growing in our country and hopefully performances like this can inspire the younger generation to take up the sport.

Good Night

A massive, massive win for Canada and a huge setback for the Irish. Sunday's IND vs PAK sets up nicely now. Till then, it's good night from us!

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