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Sidelights – ICC World T20 | Ireland Vs United Arab Emirates

The United Arab Emirates is turning out to be the weakest team in the first round matches. Teams like Zimbabwe and Netherlands have at least made their opposition work hard for their victories, but United Arab Emirates did not do that even. Once again they gave their opposition, this time it was Ireland a smooth sailing in the match. Let us have a quick look at it.

ICC World T20 | Match 8 | Ireland Vs United Arab Emirates

Ed Joyce and Porterfield building a partnership

Venue: Sylhet Stadium, Sylhet

Toss: Ireland, who chose to field first

Playing XIs

United Arab Emirates: Amjad Ali, Faizan Asif, Khurram Khan, Swapnil Patil, Shaiman Anwar, Amjad Javed, Roshan Mustafa, Viktrant Shetty, Ahmed Reza, Kamran Shazad, Shrif Asadullah

Ireland: William Porterfield, Paul Steriling, Ed Joyce, Kevin O’Brien, Andrew Poynter, Gary Wilson, Stuart Thomson, Max Sorensen, Alex Cusack, Geroge Dockrell, Tim Murtagh

Mini Score Card:

United Arab Emirates – 123/6 (20) | Shaiman Anwar 30 (28) | Paul Stirling 2/32 (3)

Ireland (Revised Target 83 runs from 14.2 overs) 103/3 (14.2) | Ed Joyce 43 (38) | Sharif Asadullah 2/21

Result: Ireland won by 21 runs (D/L method)

Man of the match: Ed Joyce (Ireland)

Points: Ireland 2 (4), United Arab Emirates 0

Umpires: Marais Erasmus (South Africa) | Ian Gould (England) | Steve Davis (3rd – Australia) | Bruce Oxenford (Reserve – Australia)

Match Referee: David Boon (Australia)

How they played the game

Powerplay: United Arab Emirates 46 runs, 1 wicket | Ireland 51 runs, no wicket

First 50 runs: United Arab Emirates 48 balls | Ireland 36 balls

Next 50 runs: United Arab Emirates 46 balls | Ireland 36 balls

Best Partnership

United Arab Emirates – 4th Wicket 42 runs off 44 balls | Contributors Shaiman Anwar (30) and Khurram Khan (10)

Ireland – 1st Wicket 80 runs off 76 balls | Contributors Ed Joyce (43) and William Porterfield (29)


Fours – United Arab Emirates 9 (Amjad Ali 4, Amjad Javed 3, Faizan Asif and Khurram Khan 1) | Ireland 9 (Ed Joyce 9, William Porterfield and Paul Stirling 2, Andrew Poynter 1)

SIXERS –  United Arab Emirates 2 (Shaiman Anwar) |  Ireland 2 (William Porterfield and Ed Joyce)

Important facts about the match

  • Paul Stirling of Ireland got retired hurt on a personal score of 8 runs when Ireland was 15/0 after 1.1 overs.
  • Ireland was awarded 5 runs for a penalty because the ball touched the helmet on the ground.
  • Floodlights broke down twice during the Irish innings. First after 14th over and second time after 14.2 overs.
  • Rains eventually stopped the play after the second Floodlight failure and Ireland was awarded the match on the Duckworth Lewis method.


In the pic: Ed Joyce and Porterfield build a partnership

Picture Courtesy: ESPN-Cricinfo 


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