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A good outing from Australia’s point of view as it keeps its chances alive of qualifying for the semis and it will finish its pool stage against Afghanistan on Friday, Meanwhile, England takes on New Zealand on Tuesday and Australia will hope some results goes its way for the defending champion to stay alive.
“Wasn’t the easiest wicket, lot slower than we thought it was be. They bowled well, cutters and stuff, was hard to get into rhythm. Nah, not feeling the pressure at all to be honest. The support from the change room and support staff has been incredible. T20 is a high risk-game, sometimes it comes off, sometimes it doesn’t. It wasn’t easy to come out and go after the bowling from the start. I’ve had a bit of a hammy twing, I don’t feel too bad at the moment but generally, overnight it can stiffen up a bit, let’s see how it goes, will have a scan tomorrow.”
Australia has bounced back into the tournament and is now in the second spot with five points. However, its net run-rate is still in the negative (-0.30) with New Zealand topping the charts and England at the third spot.
It’s all over and Australia produced a clinical show with the bat and ball to beat Ireland by 42 runs and most importantly the Aaron Finch-led side has pocketed two crucial points.
Cummins has taken his second wicket and Steve Smith takes an easy catch to leave Ireland nine down. Barry McCarthy departs and Australia closing in on a massive win.
Lorcan Tucker slams a half-century and what a valiant effort this has been while the rest of his teammates faltered in a tall run chase. Smashes Josh Hazlewood over the long-on boundary to bring his half-century. Top stuff but in a losing cause. Adam Gilchrist perfectly describes Tucker as the lone wolf and rightly so.
Adam Zampa has picked his second wicket and with that Ireland is eight down and Australia proving its defending champion status with a robust performance. There will be a lot of thoughts that the England fans will ponder as the win will massively boost Australia’s net run-rate.
Adam Zampa joins the party and Australia wrapping things up quickly. Mark Adir falls as he steps down the track trying to go for the big shot but misses the ball as Wade does the rest behind the stumps.
Matthew Wade has officially taken over the captaincy from Aaron Finch for this match as the Australian opener is off the field nursing a hamstring. Ireland, meanwhile, needs 102 off 54 balls but Australia will look to wrap things quickly to boost its net run-rate.
Marcus Stoinis strikes and Australia is chipping away in its attempt to bowl out Ireland within the 105-run mark to better its net run-rate. Delany goes for the big shot but completely miscues it as Maxwell takes an easy catch. The 43-run partnership is broken as Ireland fall apart at The Gabba.
Tucker plays the role of a lone fighter as he is not afraid to counterattack the Australian bowlers and he’s stitched a partnership with Delany. Aaron Finch is struggling with his hamstring and it’s Matthew Wade who is captaining the side with Steve Smith coming as Finch’s substitute.
Ireland has been crushed at The Gabba with the defending champions wiping off the top-order, Glenn Maxwell and Mitchell Starc share four wickets among themselves and the last five overs, five wickets have fallen. Lorcan Tucker and Gareth Delany have a job in their hands but it’s going to be incredibly difficult for Ireland to overhaul the target.
Mitchell Starc joins the party as he bowls Curtis Campher through the gate and then castles Dockrell to leave Ireland five down and in all sorts of trouble. Australia now has the chance to win by 75 or more runs and if they manage to do that their net run rate will be better than England. Expect more aggression from the Aussies.
Australia makes early inroads with the wickets of Balbirnie and Stirling with Cummins and Maxwell among the wickets. An ambitious shuffle from Balbirnie saw the Ireland skipper lose his timber as Maxwell operating with the new ball dented Ireland by picking two wickets. First, Stirling hit one straight to Cummins at mid-off and then Tector, after hitting a boundary pulls one straight to Steve Smith at square leg.
Josh Hazlewood begins Australia’s defence with the new ball and faces the music as Balbirnie muscles a short ball over the deep backward square leg for a maximum as Ireland gets its run chase going. Balbirnie was a goner as the ball clipped the stumps but the bails haven’t come out of the groove. Lucky there.
Australia has posted a challenging total of 179 for the loss of five wickets to keep their World Cup chances alive and it was the Australian captain who led from the front with a 44-ball 63. Marcus Stoinis did play his part with a cameo. Matthew Wade and Tim David loot 17 runs from the final over and it’s now over to the Ireland opening pair to provide a fine start.
Stoinis falls and what a moment for Ireland as they have dragged it back with the wickets of Finch and Stoinis. The batsman opens the face of his bat and tried to guide Little to third man but finds Dokrell at the backward point region. Matthew Wade walks out.
McCarthy has had an excellent outing with the ball as he finished with 4-0-29-3 accounting the prized scalp of Aaron Finch. The Australian skipper slams a brilliant 44-ball 63 and falls while trying to up the ante. Excellent knock by the skipper and fine bowling by McCarthy. Time for Stoinis for the late kick.
Aaron Finch has a new record as he has now 125 sixes in T20Is - the third most in history. 53 runs in the last five overs and Australia pressing on the gas with the Australian captain along with the Hulk Marcus Stoinis.
42 runs from 2 overs and Aaron Finch brings up his half-century with Marcus Stoinis hammering at the other end. The Australian skipper tonks Mark Adair for 26 runs and Ireland is clearly under pressure. The boundaries are coming and both batsmen have now decided to attack.
Stoinis has decided to attack and he chooses the mid-off region to hammer Adair for a boundary and brings the 100-up for Australia. Meanwhile, McCarthy almost pulled off a blinder at long-on but as he goes airborne but realises he was going over the boundary with his leap, McCarthy throws the ball and saved four runs. He landed very awkwardly, seems like injured his back but he is up and running.
Marcus Stoinis joins his skipper but Ireland clearly executing their plans to perfection and have dried up the boundaries. In the last five overs, Ireland has only given 32 runs and has picked two wickets with Australia’s run-rate hovering just over 7rpo. This is a nice passage of play that belongs to Ireland. They need to be careful as Stoinis can take the game away in a matter of 12 balls.
Ireland has got a very important breakthrough and it’s the massive wicket of Glenn Maxwell. Little strikes and Maxwell makes room only to get caught behind and leave Australia three down for 84. Ireland tightening screws.
Ireland almost had Glenn Maxwell back in the sheds but a review saved the big-hitter as the decision was reversed after the batsman got some bat on the ball. Ireland immediately went upstairs for a lbw the very next ball but the on-field decision stays as the ball was pitching outside leg. Relief for Australia but it’s been a cagey fight from the defending champions. Ireland has not allowed the Aussies to run away and the game is evenly poised at half-way stage.
Just when the partnership was growing McCarthy strikes to break the fifty-run stand as Mitch Marsh falls. He departs for a 22-ball 28 as Marsh throws his bat away to a ball that was way outside the off and gets an outside edge. Australia 2/60.
Aaron Finch and Mitchell Marsh bring the 50-up for Australia with Marsh taking the attack to the opposition with two sixes as the partnership is 50 off 36 balls and Australia in control of proceedings. Marsh has made up for a slightly slow start and Finch using the depth of the crease has displayed some smart batsmanship. The last five overs, Australia has scored 46 runs without losing a wicket.
Aaron Finch has dropped anchor and former Australian skipper Michael Clarke is expecting the opener to stay and continue his good run.
“It’s nice to see Finchy come good and get a few out of the middle,” Clarke says on commentary.
Finch is riding the bounce and he has decided to attack as the Australian skipper launches Mark Adair over the deep mid-wicket boundary for a maximum and then pummels over mid-off for a boundary to shift the momentum in Australia’s favour. Marsh has opened his account with a first-ball boundary. Ireland will be happy with their effort in the PowerPlay.
A direct-hit and Finch was gone but the Australia captain survives as Mitchell Marsh comes out to the middle. With scores of 4.5.11 and 3, David Warner’s poor run with the bat will be a concern for Australia. But, for the moment, Finch and Marsh would like to rebuild.
Ireland strikes early and Barry McCarthy has removed the dangerous David Warner. Early setback for Australia and Ireland will be pleased with the wicket inside the PowerPlay. Warner’s poor form in the tournament continues as McCarthy strikes immediately after being introduced into the attack. Back of length delivery and Warner pulled straight to Mark Adair at backward square leg.
Aaron Finch and David Warner are out in the middle and it will be Joshua Little who will start proceedings with the new ball.
The players have lined up for their respective National Anthems and first-up it will be Ireland’s followed by Australia.
Adam Zampa is back in the side but the trio of Pat Cummins, Josh Hazlewood and Mitchell Starc will play a crucial role as Australia aims to win this crucial encounter.
We will bowl first, it’s a big game for us (playing against Australia). Always nice to know what we can do in the second innings. There has been excitement among the guys, we are playing against the world champions today. What an opportunity to play against a team like Australia.
We would have bowled first as well, looks like a pretty good surface. We need to make sure to do the basics right. Adam Zampa is back for Agar. We considered all factors, we are pretty confident with the side we got.
Ireland - Unchanged | For Australia, Adam Zampa is back in place of Ashton Agar
Paul Stirling, Andrew Balbirnie(c), Lorcan Tucker(w), Harry Tector, Curtis Campher, George Dockrell, Gareth Delany, Mark Adair, Barry McCarthy, Fionn Hand, Joshua Little
David Warner, Aaron Finch(c), Mitchell Marsh, Glenn Maxwell, Marcus Stoinis, Tim David, Matthew Wade(w), Pat Cummins, Adam Zampa, Mitchell Starc, Josh Hazlewood
Ireland wins toss, opts to bowl first
There’s a bit of a cloud cover, so there might be the off-shower. The leg-side boundary is shorter than the off-side when it comes to the ground dimensions. The pitch looks fantastic, but it’s a bit dry. The powerplay is going to be better for batting, says Michael Clarke
Adam Zampa and Matthew Wade, who were down with COVID, have recovered and will be available for selection.
“You’ve got the weather factor as well in most games that have been played (this year) – there’s been some around for a lot of games. So teams generally prefer to chase (in those conditions), but I’m definitely not against batting first.”
On paper, Australia has a solid batting line-up, but the fact that David Warner has failed to get going so far, with just 16 runs in two innings, is a matter of concern.
“There’s a possibility and they’re are things we talk about every strategy session. We sit down an go through all possible scenarios and how all 15 players in the squad can fit into the side and the different combinations we can go with. We will do that this afternoon as well. We never rule any combination out regardless of how the team is functioning.”
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Wicketkeeper: Lorcan Tucker
Batters: Paul Stirling, Aaron Finch, Andrew Balbirnie
All-rounders: Glenn Maxwell, Marcus Stoinis (vc), Gareth Delan, Curtis Campher
Bowlers: Josh Hazlewood (c), Mitchell Starc, Josh Little
Team Composition: AUS 5:6 IRE Credits Left: 10.0
Australia Predicted Playing XI: David Warner, Aaron Finch (c), Mitchell Marsh, Glenn Maxwell, Marcus Stoinis, Tim David, Matthew Wade (wk), Pat Cummins, Mitchell Starc, Adam Zampa, Josh Hazlewood
Ireland Predicted Playing XI: Paul Stirling, Andy Balbirnie (c), Lorcan Tucker (wk), Harry Tector, Curtis Campher, George Dockrell, Gareth Delany, Mark Adair, Fionn Hand, Barry McCarthy, Josh Little
Before its last game against Afghanistan was washed out earlier this week in Melbourne, Ireland had stunned England in a rain-curtailed outing, which helped the side maintain a marginally higher Net Run Rate (-1.169) than Australia’s -1.555.
Australia doesn’t want to take Ireland lightly. In fact, captain Aaron Finch believes that if the Gabba wicket ‘has got anything in it’, Ireland has some good bowlers to capitalise on that.
The weather looks promising with the Bureau of Meteorology predicting only 10per cent chance of rain for the rest of the evening.Heavy downpour is in store but the rain is not expected to hit the Queensland capital until the early hours of Tuesday morning.
Good noon folks and we are all set for an important clash as Australia will face Ireland in the Super 12 match in Brisbane.