T20 World Cup: Big Upset, Defeating Two-time Champions Windies, Ireland Reached Super-12

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Ireland made a big upset by defeating two-time champions West Indies by nine wickets. This is the first time that no world champion team has reached the main round. West Indies won the T20 World Cup title in 2012 and 2016. (Ireland vs West Indies)

Hobart: The thrill of T20 World Cup has started in Australia. The 11th match of the tournament was played between Ireland and West Indies (IRE vs WI) today. Ireland made a big upset by defeating two-time champions West Indies by nine wickets. With this victory, Ireland reached Super-1 and West Indies were out of the tournament.

West Indies have won the toss and decided to bat first. Batting first, West Indies scored 146 for five in the allotted 20 overs and set Ireland a target of 147 runs. In reply, Ireland’s team won the match by scoring 150 runs in 17.3 overs. This is the first time that no world champion team has reached the main round. West Indies won the T20 World Cup title in 2012 and 2016.

For Ireland, explosive batsman Paul Stirling scored an unbeaten 66 off 48 balls. Lorcan Tucker remained unbeaten on 45 off 35 balls. The real hero of Ireland’s victory was spinner Gareth Denly. He took three wickets for 16 runs in four overs. Earlier, Brandon King scored the highest unbeaten 62 runs for the West Indies. He hit six fours in his 48-ball innings. During this he also hit a six.

Ireland’s
innings – 1st wicket – Andrew Balbirnie was dismissed after scoring 37 runs. He was caught by Aqeel Hussain at the hands of Kyle Meyers.

West Indies
innings – 1st wicket – Kyle Meyers was dismissed for 1 run. He was caught by Barry McCarthy at the hands of Harry Tector.

Second wicket – Johnson Charles was dismissed after scoring 24 runs. He was caught by Simi Singh at the hands of Curtis Camper.

Third wicket – Evin Lewis was dismissed after scoring 13 runs. He was caught by Gareth Delany at the hands of Mark Adair.

Fourth wicket – Nicholas Pooran was dismissed after scoring 13 runs. He was caught by Gareth Delany at the hands of Harry Tector.

Fifth wicket – Rovman Powell was dismissed for 6 runs. He was caught by Gareth Delany at the hands of Harry Tector.

This match of Grub-B is a do or die match for both the teams. West Indies and Ireland have two points each in two matches. The winning team in this match will reach the Super-12. At the same time, the losing team will be out.

Pitch Report –
Batting is easy at Bellerive Oval Stadium in Hobart. Along with this, bowlers also get a lot of speed and bounce on this ground. At the same time, chasing the score on the field is considered easy. Talking about three T20 matches on this ground, batting first, the team has won two matches. While bowling first, a match has been won.

Playing 11
West Indies: Kyle Meyers, Johnson Charles, 3 Evin Lewis, Brandon King, Nicholas Pooran (C/W), Rovman Powell, Jason Holder, Akil Hussain, Odeon Smith, Alzarri Joseph, Obed McCoy.

Ireland: Andrew Balbirnie (c), Paul Stirling, Lorcan Tucker (wk), Harry Tector, Curtis Camper, George Dockrell, Gareth Delany, Mark Adair, Simi Singh, Barry McCarthy, Joshua Little.

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