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T20 World Cup 2022, Ireland vs West Indies - The 11th match of the T20 World Cup was played between West Indies and Ireland in Hobart. In this Grub-B match, Ireland defeated West Indies by nine wickets to make their place in the Super-12. Two-time champions West Indies are already out of the tournament in the first round.
Ireland has been knocked out of the tournament after beating West Indies in Group B. He won this match by nine wickets. Batting first after winning the toss, West Indies scored 146 for five in 20 overs. In reply, Irelands team won the match by scoring 150 for one wicket in 17.3 overs. For him, explosive batsman Paul Stirling scored an unbeaten 66 off 48 balls. Lorcan Tucker remained unbeaten on 45 off 35 balls. Captain Andrew Balbirnie scored 37 runs off 23 balls. The real hero of Irelands victory was spinner Gareth Denly. He took three wickets for 16 runs in four overs. He had dismissed Evin Lewis, Nicholas Pooran, and Rovman Powell.
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Ireland is ranked 12th in the ICC rankings. At the same time, the West Indies team is at the seventh position. West Indies have become the first team to be eliminated from the ranking top-10 countries. Ireland has four points from three matches. At the same time, West Indies had only two points in three matches. Irelands team will go to which group in the Super-12, it will be decided after the results of the match between Scotland and Zimbabwe.
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The West Indies team has been the T20 World Cup champion twice, but this time the performance of this team was very low. West Indies won the T20 World Cup title for the first time in the year 2012 by defeating Sri Lanka, while in the year 2016, this team again achieved the distinction of becoming champions by defeating England in the final for the second time.
Talking about Group B in the first round matches of the World Cup 2022, Irelands team has come first with 4 points and it has been decided to reach the Super 12. On the other hand, whichever team wins the match between Scotland and Zimbabwe, it will reach the Super 12, while the West Indies team is fourth in their group with 2 points in the points table and it is impossible to reach the Super 12. In such a situation, now the Caribbean team is out of the World Cup.