Ireland won by 4 wickets

by Toqui Tahmid | Posted on Thursday, March 8th, 2018 | 0

Ireland is a team which is placed on the 12th position on ICC ODI ranking. It is the last position on ICC ODI ranking and so, they could not get clearance to play the ICC World Cup 2019 directly. They have to pass the Cricket World Cup Qualifier round to play in the main event of upcoming Cricket World. Cup 2019. The upcoming ICC World Cup will take place in England and Wales where total eight top ranked team confirmed their place. For rest two places, ten teams are currently playing the qualifier round. Among them Ireland is the one and in their last match against Papua New Guinea, Ireland won by 4 wickets.

Ireland won by 4 wickets

Till now, team Ireland has played total two matches in the tournament and won both times. At the inaugural match, they faced Netherlands and beat them considering D/L method. And in the second match, they beat Papua New Guinea by 4 wickets. So, they have moved one step closer to the next playoff round.

On the other hand, Papua New Guinea has also played two matches but lost both times. Basically this team is still out of ICC ranking which has proved that they are much low category team. But they fought well in both times. They are in the group A where their teammates are United Arab Emirates, Netherlands, Irelands and West Indies. Papua New Guinea played the inaugural match of the tournament in 4th March, 2018 against UAE but lost the match aw well. So, by losing two matches consecutively, they have already lost the chance to move to the next level.

The match between Ireland and Papua New Guinea took place in 6th March, 2018 which was the 5th match of the tournament. It was hosted at Harare Sports Club, Harare which was the day competition. In the match, Papua New Guinea lost the toss and came to bat first.

So, came to bat New Guinea scored 235 runs by playing full 50 overs. Though, they lost all wickets but did play complete fifty overs. Their top scorer was Tony Ura who scored highest 151 runs in 142 balls. Basically he led the team to a handsome total. It was also the highest score for a batsman of Papua New Guinea in ODI. For Ireland Andy McBrine took three wickets so far.

Later, Ireland chased the score successfully though they had to play 49.1 overs. Their top scorer was William Porterfield who scored 111 runs so far. Ireland lost six wickets to chase the score.

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