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T20 World Cup: New Zealand qualified for semifinals by defeating Ireland

By Rohit - November 4, 2022 - Last updated on Nov 04, 2022 05:17 PM
T20 World Cup: New Zealand qualified for semifinals by defeating Ireland

Image Source: Twitter/ICC In-Frame: New Zealand team players

New Zealand became the first team to qualify for the T20 World Cup 2022 semi-finals after defeating Ireland in a Super 12 match at the Adelaide Oval on Friday. Ireland was defeated by New Zealand by a score of 35 runs. With seven points from five games, the Blackcaps needed this win to secure their playoff spot. Kane Williamson, the New Zealand captain, rose to the occasion with a brilliant 61 off 35 balls. In the Super 12 stage, the Williamson-led team has only lost one game. England defeated them by 20 runs at Brisbanes Gabba. NZ has consistently played well, which is why they are in the semi-finals ahead of the other teams.

After it became clear that Australia would not be able to overtake their NRR, New Zealand became the first team to qualify for the T20 World Cup 2022 semi-finals.

Australia needed to beat Afghanistan by 185 runs to surpass the Blackcaps NRR, but after only setting Afghanistan a target of 169, the best the hosts can do is finish on +1.877.

New Zealand Playing Xi: Finn Allen, Devon Conway (wk), Kane Williamson (c), Glenn Phillips, Daryl Mitchell, James Neesham, Mitchell Santner, Tim Southee, Ish Sodhi, Lockie Ferguson, Trent Boult

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Ireland Playing Xi: Paul Stirling, Andrew Balbirnie (c), Lorcan Tucker (wk), Harry Tector, Curtis Campher, George Dockrell, Gareth Delany, Mark Adair, Barry McCarthy, Fionn Hand, Joshua Little

Kiwi skipper Kane Williamson (61 off 35) top-scored for his side - before he became the first of Littles victims as the left-arm quick bagged a superb 19th-over hat-trick.

Captain Kane bounces back to form against Ireland

Despite Littles heroics with the ball, Ireland struggled to mix it with their more fancied opponents for much of the game, as New Zealand maintained their lead in Group A with their third win of the tournament.

They will be encouraged by Williamsons return to form, which included a 35-ball 61 as the Black Caps posted an impressive total of 185/6 after being sent in by Ireland skipper Andy Balbirnie.

The New Zealand captain was well supported by openers Finn Allen (32) and Devon Conway (28), while Daryl Mitchell (31) chipped in late in the innings with some lofty blows to ensure the score was more than enough.

New Zealand vs Ireland highlight, T20 World Cup, Super 12 full video Highlights

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POINTS TABLE - ICC Men's T20 World Cup

#TeamPlayedWonLostTieNRRPointsRecent Forms
Group 1
1New Zealand - Q5310 2.1137
WLWNRW
2England - Q5310 0.4737
WWNRLW
3Australia - E5310 -0.1737
WWNRWL
4Sri Lanka - E5230-0.4224
WLLWL
5Ireland - E5130 1.6153
LLNRWL
6Afghanistan - E5030-0.5712
LLNRNRL
Group 2
1India - Q5410 1.3228
WWLWW
2Pakistan - Q5320 1.0126
WWLWL
3South Africa - E5220 0.8645
LLWWNR
4Bangladesh - E5230-1.1914
LLWLW
5Netherlands - E5230-0.8494
WWLLL
6Zimbabwe - E5130-1.1383
LLLWNR
OUT-Eliminated
1Namibia000000
2United Arab Emirates000000
3Scotland000000
4West Indies000000
Recent Forms: W = Won, L = Lost, T = Tie, D = Draw, NR = No Result

NZ vs IRE - T20 World Cup 2022 Schedule & Fixtures

No.DayDateTimeHome TeamAway TeamVenuResult
4MON17-Oct-202201:30 PMZimbabweIrelandBellerive OvalZimbabwe won by 31 runs
7WED19-Oct-202209:30 AMScotlandIrelandBellerive OvalIreland won by 6 wkts
11FRI21-Oct-202209:30 AMWest IndiesIrelandBellerive OvalIreland won by 9 wkts
13SAT22-Oct-202209:30 AMNew ZealandAustraliaSydney Cricket GroundNew Zealand won by 89 runs
15SUN23-Oct-202209:30 AMSri LankaIrelandBellerive OvalSri Lanka won by 9 wkts
20WED26-Oct-202209:30 AMEnglandIrelandMelbourne Cricket GroundIreland won by 5 runs (DLS method - due to rain)
21WED26-Oct-202201:30 AMNew ZealandAfghanistanMelbourne Cricket GroundMatch abandoned without a ball being bowled due to rain (no toss)
25FRI28-Oct-202209:30 AMAfghanistanIrelandMelbourne Cricket GroundMatch abandoned without a ball being bowled due to rain
27SAT29-Oct-202201:30 PMNew ZealandSri LankaSydney Cricket GroundNew Zealand won by 65 runs
31MON31-Oct-202201:30 PMAustraliaIreland The GabbaAustralia won by 42 runs
33TUE01-Nov-202201:30 PMEnglandNew Zealand The GabbaEngland won by 20 runs
37FRI04-Nov-202209:30 AMNew ZealandIrelandAdelaide OvalNew Zealand won by 35 runs
43WED09-Nov-202201:30 PMNew ZealandPakistanSydney Cricket GroundPakistan won by 7 wkts

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