IRE vs NZ, 3rd ODI: New Zealand beat Ireland by 1 run in the 3rd ODI to clear the hosts in the three-match series. Despite this, Ireland won the hearts of cricket fans.
IRE vs NZ: Chasing 360, Ireland’s team missed by just one run :-
Actually, New Zealand, batting first, had put a huge score of 360 runs on the board with the help of Martin Guptill’s century, but the hosts scored 359 runs for the loss of 9 wickets in 50 overs, performing brilliant batting.
Ireland lost this match by just one run. Openers Paul Stirling (120) and Harry Tector (108) scored centuries for the Irish team.
Ireland is playing the best cricket at the moment :-
Ireland are currently playing an excellent game, this is the third time in the last four matches that the team has missed a match. In the last match of the T20 series against India, Ireland scored 221 runs chasing 225 runs.
At the same time, in the first ODI against New Zealand, the team lost by just one wicket. After seeing this wonderful performance of the players of Ireland, everyone is saluting them.
IRE vs NZ: Kiwi team had chosen to bat first :-
Talking about the competition, Kiwi team won the toss and decided to bat first. Opener Martin Guptill played an unbeaten innings of 115 runs with the help of 15 fours and 2 sixes. At the same time, Henry Nicholls played an inning of 79 runs in 54 balls.
New Zealand team managed to score 360 runs for the loss of 6 wickets in 50 overs. At that time it seemed that New Zealand would easily win the match, but no one had any idea that the hosts would bat like this.
After the first two wickets fell early, Sterling-Tector took over the innings :-
Chasing the target, the Irish team got the first blow on the score of 7 in the form of captain Andrew Balbirnie, who returned to the pavilion without opening an account. At the same time, Andy McBrine was also dismissed on a personal score of 26 before the end of 10 overs.
At that time, Harry Tector, who came to support Paul Stirling, put New Zealand in trouble with a partnership of 179 runs for the fourth wicket. Ireland got the third blow in the form of Sterling on the score of 241.
IRE vs NZ: 51 runs were needed in the last 39 balls :-
After this wicket, New Zealand got a chance to make a comeback in the match. The lower order batsmen lost wickets in an effort to score quick runs, while Tector also returned to the pavilion after scoring 310 runs.
When Tector dismissed, the team needed 51 runs off 39 balls, but the Irish team missed out on doing this feat.